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The merriest Christmas comes to Catherine Park Estate

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Catherine Park Estate recently celebrated Christmas in the most festive fashion. On Thursday 6 December, residents and Harrington Estates staff gathered at the newly completed Robbins Park to celebrate the festive season.  

The growth of the community throughout 2018 meant that the turnout was fantastic, with many old and new residents coming along to bask in the festive spirit. The mood was jovial and cheerful as residents mingled with old friends and met new neighbours as well.

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Share in the festivities this Christmas

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Christmas around Catherine Park Estate is unlike anywhere else, with the spirit of the festive season being celebrated with true enthusiasm, joy and community.

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Enjoy Christmas with the locals

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There are so many specialty vendors and craftspeople within the local area to help bring the festive spirit to life. So prepare for a fabulous Christmas and support local businesses at the same time.

Bring home the smell of Christmas

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree radiating throughout the house. Local farm Top Forty Orchard has become an institution in the south west, offering affordable, high quality trees close to home. You can also pick up some freshly grown fruit and veges while you’re there.Top Forty Orchard, 1755 Burragorang Road Oakdale

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Deck the halls – it’s November

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November is the month before the festive season, and the time when wise people get sorted for the craziness that follows. There are a few ways to get organised in advance so that Christmas can be a season to be enjoyed, rather than a time to be dreaded, stressed through and tolerated.

Lay plans

By planning what you are going to do and where you are going to be for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can realistically allocate your most precious resource of all – time. Where will you be celebrating Christmas? What will you be contributing? Are you going to host it at home? Will you be going to church and if so, what time will you be going? Deciding on these factors will allow you to plan your time realistically and ensure you can factor in everything that is important to you.

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Preserving a delicate piece of our history

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The Camden area is blessed with a number of historical homesteads that add character, depth and narratives to the region. Harrington Estates takes great pride in local history and has restored three local homesteads within its estates with meticulous attention to detail.The first was Harrington Park house, followed by Orielton Homestead and Catherine Park House. Orielton commenced in 2014 and has only just been completed due to the grand scale of the undertaking.

In the Beginning

The grand home began as a hut belonging to Edward Lord, who was granted the 1620 acres of land by Governor Macquarie in 1815. It was acquired by John Dickson in 1822, who demolished the hut and built a four-room home as an outstation for his farm manager in 1830. The Perry family extended Orielton between 1847-1860 with the addition of eight rooms, including kitchens, servants’ rooms and stores.

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