BUSHFIRES NEAR SYDNEY 1838
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
Thursday 1 February 1838
The state of the roads throughout the various districts of the interior forms a never-failing topic of complaint among the settlers and of comment in the public Journals. These complaints are not confined to any one district of the territory. In the neighbourhood of Windsor, for example, the roads are said to be nearly impassable, not altogether from the state of disrepair into which they have been allowed to fall, but also from the state of the bridges, which, in many places, have been burnt down by bushfires, and thus allowed to remain without any attempt being made to repair them. The road from Campbelltown to Menangle Ford, has to our knowledge for the last three years been allowed to remain without any attempt to repair it, several of the bridges being altogether impassable, and none of the others passable even in broad day-light without danger to life or limbs.