Wilberforce was named after William Wilberforce (1759-1833) a British politician and philanthropist. Established in 1810 it is one of the 5 “Macquarie Towns” located north-west of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. Home to Rose Cottage 1811-16 Australia’s oldest timber house still located its original site at Australiana pioneer village. The historic St Johns Anglican church is also located in the township, Wilberforce consists of a mixture of rural and residential properties with a population of just under 3000 people.
Schools and Education :
- Wilberforce care for kids
- Wilberforce Primary School
- Wilberforce Early Learning centre
Transport and distances :
- High school bus services to Windsor High, Bede Polding Catholic College and Arndell Anglican College.
- Most of Wilberforce’s residences are a short walk from the local shopping centre located on King Road with all convinces.
- 62 km from Sydney and around 5km from the Historic Windsor township
- Short driving distances from Windsor and Vineyard Railway stations.
Sports and recreation :
- Wilberforce united Soccer club
- Wilberforce Park and War memorial is the original town square proclaimed by Lachlan Macquarie (1810)
- Australiana Pioneer village a great step back in time and the history of Australia
- Wilberforce cemetery (1815 +) Graves of the area’s pioneers.
- Go cart racing
- Fishing and Water Skiing