Sherwood descendents

Descendants of Henry and Eliza Phillips visited the remote site of Sherwood (above) during spring when hundreds of daffodils and jonquils bloom under deciduous trees. The daffodils (below) are a rare Rip van Winkel variety.

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The site of the former Sherwood property (1863) is situated on the southern bank of Uriarra Creek. Nothing remains of the old slab cottage which is said to have had seven rooms, a hallway and verandah with rammed earth floor. The Phillips ran a dairy farm.

There is a burial plot, later consecrated as an Anglican cemetery, on Ropers Hill 150m southwest from the heritage-listed homestead site. Henry, Eliza and an infant son are interred here.

Sherwood is a popular walk or ride, especially at the beginning of September to witness the flowering bulbs, however, autumn is also pretty.