Camden Haven, New South Wales, Australia

Camden Haven

Camden is a historic town, south-west of Sydney, New South Wales, located 65 kilometres from the Sydney central business district. Camden is the administrative centre for the local government area of Camden Council and is a part of the Macarthur region.  

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Camden is a historic town, south-west of Sydney, New South Wales, located 65 kilometres from the Sydney central business district. Camden is the administrative centre for the local government area of Camden Council and is a part of the Macarthur region.  

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There are a choice of restaurants, cafes, and delis along the Argyle St in the centre of town.  

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The Camden Show is an annual event which combines amusement park attractions with the elements of a state fair. Camden is served by three local radio stations, 2MCR, Vintage FM and C91.3FM. Local newspapers are the Camden Advertiser,the District Reporter and the Macarthur Chronicle.  

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The area now known as Camden was originally at the northern edge of land belonging to the Gandangara people of the Southern Highlands who called it Benkennie meaning 'dry land'. North of the Nepean River were the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people while to the east were the Tharawal people. They lived in extended family groups of 20–40 members, hunting kangaroos, possums and eels and gathering yams and other seasonal fruit and vegetables from the local area. They were described as 'short, stocky, strong and superbly built' and generally considered peaceful. However, as British settlers encroached on their land and reduced their food sources, they turned to armed resistance which ended in 1816 after many of their number were massacred. Explorers first visited the area in 1795 and named it 'Cowpastures' after a herd of cattle that had disappeared was discovered there. In February 1805, Governor King instructed a surveyor to measure 5,000 acres for John Macarthur at Cowpastures, where Macarthur had been promised land by the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, Lord Camden. Macarthur named his property Camden Park in honour of his sponsor. As Macarthur's wool industry thrived, local citizens began pushing for the establishment of a town in the area to support the industry. Surveyor-General Major Thomas Mitchell suggested Macarthur surrender 320 acres of his land for the purpose to which he refused. Following his death in 1834, his children decided to subdivide the land and the first lots in the new town of Camden went on sale in 1840.Camden Post Office opened on 1 May 1841, the day after the nearby Elderslie office closed.By 1883, the population had grown to over 300 and a movement began to establish a local council which held its first meeting in 1889.  

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Shopping here means feasting eyes on a variety of designer clothes, alternative vintage clothing, accessories, artefacts, handicrafts, jewellery and good food and wine. Also, to shop here, you must be a king at the fine art of haggling. Roam around in the markets and hopefully you will find a few good deals along the way.  

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Camden Valley Inn is also located only 45 minutes from the City, Blue Mountains and Wollongong. Refer to the list below for exciting opportunities within the Macarthur and Wollondilly Region. Camden, the Oaks, Appin, Menangle, Bargo, Tahmoor, Thirlmere and Picton are our closest townships all with something to offer you. If it is Heritage sites you are looking for or The Dingo Sanctuary, Steam trains or the Paceway for the races, all of the nearby towns have something to offer with excellent things to do and places to see. Here are some of the amazing things to do in our area. Experience haunted Gledswood Homestead by torch light. Connect with Spirits in the convict built cellar; listen to ghostly dogs playing in the pet cemetery. Gledswood’s spirits are waiting for you!  

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Camden is a short diversion from the M5 heading south from Sydney. Regular bus services link Camden with Campbelltown station and Macarthur stations on the Cityrail network.  

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