Journeys in Time 1809-1822

The Journals of Lachlan & Elisabeth Macquarie

Cowpastures (Camden, NSW)
Name first used by Governor John Hunter in 1795 to describe the Camden region, south-west of Sydney. The name reflected the place-name usage in England to describe the common grazing land near a village. To the northwards the ‘Cowpastures’ was ill-defined (beyond Narellan) and to the south its limit was Stonequarry Creek. The Aborigines called the place ‘Baragil’, or ‘Baragal’.

Cowpastures Road (NSW)
Opened as a track from the settlement of Prospect Hill to the Cowpastures in 1806.