An ancient land

The first Australians of this region are the Darug peoples of the Boorooberongal clan. With the help of archaeologists, we have preserved around 6,000 Aboriginal stone tools and carvings from Redbank’s sandstone terrain.

1788

Governor Arthur Phillip first explored the Hawkesbury region.

1795

First Australians and settlers clashed in the Battle of Richmond Hill. A memorial at St John of God Richmond Hospital commemorates those Darug people who died defending their land.

1810

Governor Lachlan Macquarie travelled to Richmond Hill and Richmond Terrace (known as Belmont at the time) and chronicled the beauty of the land.

1943

Sydney engineer Percival Alfred Yeomans purchased 740 acres at Redbank and pioneered sustainable agriculture. His farming methods are followed to this day, with some of his original keyline system at Redbank heritage protected as part of a community bike trail. He named his farm Yobarnie, a blend of his sons’ names.

1927

The Commissioner of Railways purchased a section of the site for a railway siding and named it ‘Redbank’.

1956

Agriculturalists from all over the country travelled to Yobarnie to learn about PA Yeoman’s ‘new method of farming’, designed to protect soil and maximise natural topography.

1959

The ‘Yeomans Plow’ became popular with farmers and is still in production today.

1971

PA Yeomans published The City Forest as a guide to developing land in sympathy with nature. His principles are still applied by many town planners and landscape architects.

2014

Redbank North Richmond launched lot sales in October 2014 and sold all of Stage 1 (Yobarnie Rise) in just six weeks.

2016

Redbank North Richmond’s first residents moved in and have started to build their new life, create their own patch and meet their new neighbours.

In 5 years...

Redbank will be a thriving and connected community of proud Hawkesbury residents, building new memories for generations to come.

2016

Some of our first residents included the lively community of people living at RSL’s Kingsford Smith Village and Ron Middleton Gardens Nursing Home.