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[{"address":"Hornsby Central Library","placeId":"ChIJHV-DqoanEmsRSvKuAsKzfMs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70322096059213,"longitude":151.09987049999998},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F11.jpg?alt=media&token=0ee93526-4afc-4e2c-9a06-301f31a6b8c7"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby Shire Library** officially opened on April 29, 1972 and was located at the back of the main forecourt area next to the current Council Chambers in Peats Ferry Road. The original library building had two levels. It was relocated to its present site in 1995. This building was previously a supermarket."}]},{"address":"NAB ATM","placeId":"ChIJVVhAgIOnEmsRiR0J1AJuliU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.705189972824435,"longitude":151.09926279601746},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F14.jpg?alt=media&token=bb80cc61-c22a-49b2-9036-2401f18f517c"},{"type":"text","content":"**Pakenham** was a mansion previously on the site of Westfield Shopping Centre. It was built in 1894 by James Channon, reputed to be the wealthiest man in Hornsby. Channon, a Sydney businessman who had asthma, was advised by doctors to move to the cleaner air of Hornsby plateau. The house had two storeys, 22 rooms and a luxurious interior with woodwork of cedar, and paving tiles and marble mantelpieces imported from Italy. The family had maids, a cook, and a gardener. When his children grew up, they lived with their families on the estate, in three cottages along what is now George Street. In 1935 the house became a private hospital called St Kilda. It was pulled down in 1960 to make way for Westfield."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Girls' High School","placeId":"ChIJ2wNSqoWnEmsRFAeeMhRHoOs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70618786059334,"longitude":151.10188275000002},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F17.jpg?alt=media&token=eaeaa407-c77f-4b35-b592-53e2d921d5d2"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby Girls High School** was opened on September 20, 1930 by the Minister for Education, Mr. Drummond. In his speech he mentioned the importance of secondary education for students to enhance their employment prospects. Sir Edgeworth David also spoke at the opening ceremony. At the opening there were 21 classrooms, a library and an assembly hall providing seating for 570 people with an adjoining cinema operating room. External architecture follows a proportioned Dutch style with elevations treated in a dark brick base to the floor level and cement rending above."}]},{"address":"Westfield Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJsylUPoSnEmsRoCzz-Wh9AQ8","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70419925213671,"longitude":151.1011618},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F12.jpg?alt=media&token=ee3f5e4b-e9ed-4c19-8d0c-7a070ded2ba7"},{"type":"text","content":"**Westfield Shopping Centre** opened in 1961 with one department store and 22 shops. In 1966 Coles New World supermarket opened, the first in NSW. The centre was enlarged in 1968 to four times its original size and enlarged again in 1979. Further redevelopment began in 1999 and the cinema complex opened in 2001. As well as Pakenham, Hornsby lost several shops in the Florence Street Mall to make way for the new building."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Water Clock","placeId":"ChIJRe2YE4SnEmsRBcH0qO-EK5s","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70409811059249,"longitude":151.10075665000005},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F15.jpg?alt=media&token=6f9568c1-d55d-4504-bdcb-236be289e149"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby Water Sculpture** is the largest water-driven pendulum clock in the world and weighs 20 tonnes. Designed by Victor Cusack and unveiled in 1993, it incorporates a Greek clock from the 4th century BC, a thousand-year-old Chinese waterwheel clock with 20 articulated buckets, and an 18th-century English tubular cast bronze carillon designed as a musical instrument. The theme is ‘Man, Time and the Environment’ and integrates flora and fauna found in Hornsby Shire. More information is on the four plaques on the wall of the fountain. Can you find all the penguins, water birds, flying foxes, lizards, eagles, pelicans, rams, fish and goannas on the sculpture?"}]},{"address":"Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJAQgK6YOnEmsRf8tE_Ks7-nU","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.7036549605923,"longitude":151.09848755},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F18.jpg?alt=media&token=82930742-b6f9-4218-8de8-2b5796e1a2e7"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby Railway Station** opened in 1886 on the Northern (Newcastle) Line and the North Shore Line reached Hornsby in 1890. Before the railway line was built, the location of present-day Hornsby was called Jack’s Island and sparsely populated. When the station opened it was called Hornsby Station, though the village of Hornsby was at present-day Normanhurst. In 1894, after community pressure led by a resident named Norman Selfe, another station called Hornsby was built in the village and this station was renamed Hornsby Junction. However, these similar names caused confusion and in 1898, the former village of Hornsby was renamed Normanhurst, after Norman Selfe, and Jack’s Island was named Hornsby as we know it today. The railway was electrified in 1928."}]},{"address":"Phoenix Beauty Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJJwvNwIOnEmsRmb0EMLVAl7U","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70339864633581,"longitude":151.09770970938567},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F13.jpg?alt=media&token=82004e65-c0ab-4d7d-a20e-2c9c3b9be170"},{"type":"text","content":"**Rainbow Serpent Mosaic** was commissioned by Hornsby Shire Council and developed in partnership with the Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation, Lang O’Rourke and Rail Corp. This artwork was developed with members of the Hornsby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee. It celebrates the Shire’s rich indigenous heritage and culture and reminds commuters they are on the traditional land of the Darug and Guringai people."}]},{"address":"Magic Kebab","placeId":"ChIJC9nw3IOnEmsRtiBh1LEUVMc","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.7027755056393,"longitude":151.0979098503846},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F16.jpg?alt=media&token=e814d328-1627-424b-9370-674a449f6120"},{"type":"text","content":"**Railway Station buildings** of interest are on the right. The gabled roof building was built in 1886 and was part of the original station. Extended in 1950 it was used as the CountryLink luggage office before becoming part of the new platform 5. Further ahead is the Arts and Crafts style signal box building which was constructed about 1900."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Railway Hotel","placeId":"ChIJr07t3oOnEmsRGlSfXy0xAWw","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70229826059177,"longitude":151.0980625},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F19.png?alt=media&token=ee8587d8-1a41-4910-b00e-437686fd87d6"},{"type":"text","content":"**The Railway Hotel** was the first hotel built in the township and one of the first commercial buildings. It was built in 1888, soon after the railway opened. At the time these streets were called Burdett and Jersey Streets. Now these sections have been renamed Coronation and Station streets. The hotel has since been substantially renovated."}]},{"address":"5 Jersey St","placeId":"ChIJt8ZEaIGnEmsRKE9cadKixpM","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.1419877891796891,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.701510760591454,"longitude":151.09800984999995},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F9.jpg?alt=media&token=05d997c6-df7c-4a51-8f8f-ba5c3afd2f39"},{"type":"text","content":"**The Browsery Cottage** was built by the stationmaster, James Glynn, circa 1902. Originally called ‘Strathmore’, but is now known as The Browsery after an antique shop that was there at one time. It was the first permanent location for Hornsby Shire Council from 1907 until 1915. The Federation Queen Anne cottage contains a Marseilles tile roof with terracotta ridge capping and a prominent flying gable. The verandah is edged in slate and original timberwork. Jersey Street was named after Lord Jersey, governor of NSW at the time the railway was completed."}]},{"address":"Jim Jam Studios","placeId":"ChIJq0Ov2YOnEmsRB4rX16Kyn20","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.702057368944054,"longitude":151.09787478515722},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F23.jpg?alt=media&token=c4080ed9-27cd-48d8-9ca0-018cbc3593f1"},{"type":"text","content":"**1-3 jersey street**, hornsby was the location of the bank of north queensland, the first bank in hornsby. Later it became a bootmaker’s shop, then a fruit shop which is still remembered today. Food parcels were distributed there during the great depression. The beattie family ran the shop around 1920 and beattie lane is named after them. The building built circa 1910, has an unusual brick and roughcast decoration above the shopfronts with a skillion roof that slopes away from the parapeted street facade. It is now owned by hornsby shire council."}]},{"address":"3 Coronation St","placeId":"ChIJeSPoY4GnEmsRC6d8wkestQw","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.702030591882995,"longitude":151.09755292007543},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F24.jpg?alt=media&token=b15f34b6-f3ff-48e4-bbb2-750b4d9c4189"},{"type":"text","content":"**Coronation street** was hornsby’s first shopping centre. It was originally part of burdett street, but was divided by the railway line. It was renamed colah street and then coronation street in 1910 just prior to george v’s coronation in 1911. The shops on the north side were built the earliest, numbers 5-7 in 1887 and numbers 1-3 in 1903. The shops on the south side were built between 1903 and 1912. The upper storeys are largely unchanged."}]},{"address":"Belle Property Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJQd4rzIOnEmsRytUvSTqtvNs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70192348355532,"longitude":151.09715595314123},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F25.jpg?alt=media&token=d8b2bcc8-23c0-4fd7-ab21-7a3c6ae6ac60"},{"type":"text","content":"Hornsby post office opened on this site in 1910, relocating from a previous location. It was remodelled, and extensions were added over the years however, this building was demolished in 1989. This new post office opened in 1990.\n\nCross Peats Ferry Road at the lights, look back for a better view of the post office and Coronation Street, then walk north towards Hornsby Tafe. Look from across the road for the best view of stops 14 to 16.\n\n"}]},{"address":"294 Pacific Hwy","placeId":"ChIJDel9coGnEmsRaNrlUCs6O4E","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70116479574447,"longitude":151.0971344954691},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F26.jpg?alt=media&token=11acefd8-6aa6-4907-939c-948740730f65"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby police station** was established on this site in 1909. The building housed constable wade with his wife and family and had four rooms and a kitchen with steel ceilings. The lock-up contained three cells, two for males and one for females. There was a charge room and two exercise yards with grill roofs. The original building was demolished, and the current station opened in 1991."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Court House","placeId":"ChIJWWt8coGnEmsRlTh67zrzMdg","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70083454131015,"longitude":151.09715595314123},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F27.jpg?alt=media&token=6d56f377-a308-4203-957d-6be9404203ad"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby court** proceedings started in hornsby in 1907 in the old drill hall which was near this site. The present building was built in 1925, cost £4,500 to construct and was first used in january 1926. Mr. Percy law, on behalf of the legal profession, congratulated mr. Cohen on being the first magistrate to preside in the new building."}]},{"address":"298 Peats Ferry Rd","placeId":"ChIJK9wSG4GnEmsRydgtAeVPmrs","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70008476977337,"longitude":151.09737052986242},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F10.jpg?alt=media&token=6012dc0d-b777-44c8-9447-affe1777d078"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby shire council** was built in 1915, when meetings moved from 5 jersey street. The second storey was added in 1930. The administration buildings, including the original library, opened in 1972. In 1970 during the excavation, workmen unearthed a cannon from 1877 which had been used by volunteers at the old drill hall. It was given to victoria barracks in sydney for the bicentenary where it was restored by the royal australian engineers and is now on display. They made a small-scale model for the council, currently on display at the library."}]},{"address":"TAFE NSW - Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJD-umB4GnEmsRjiFmi8_q16k","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.69969202969025,"longitude":151.09694137642003},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F20.jpg?alt=media&token=c07f1051-7479-40ce-9e57-9101207c8a29"},{"type":"text","content":"Hornsby School of arts was established in 1888 and situated on Peat’s ferry road next to hornsby park. The first ever Hornsby Shire Council meeting was held in the building in 1906. A public school and girls home science school were built on the same site. The public school and school of arts were badly damaged in the bushfire of 1957 and the home science school was destroyed. They moved into the school of arts building but it was demolished in 1969. Hornsby tafe is now on this site.\n\nWalk back along to Hornsby park. You will find public toilets available and you might like to spend some time relaxing in this tranquil setting before continuing the walking tour. Stop and smell the roses!\n\n"}]},{"address":"Public Toilet Hornsby Leisure Centre","placeId":"ChIJK4nYn4GnEmsRCJ9KnmGWXcw","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.700879129952604,"longitude":151.0967000261808},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F21.jpg?alt=media&token=e4cbed4e-3f93-49e0-a040-78b3c5cb1441"},{"type":"text","content":"**Hornsby Park** was set aside as a reserve in 1896 and became used as a park after the First World War. Hornsby Park is situated on part of the Higgins original land grant. Thomas Edward Higgins (1800-1865) was the earliest known European settler near modern Hornsby. His land grant in Old Man’s Valley was confirmed in 1836. The valley was originally a timber collecting and orchard area and other families such as the Harrington family soon joined the Higgins family in the valley."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre","placeId":"ChIJSZVh1YOnEmsRZjhIyCMBy-Q","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70141913964214,"longitude":151.0961582199598},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F22.jpg?alt=media&token=5b44f7d2-23fa-4cfd-84a0-4241a5c0c470"},{"type":"text","content":"Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure Centre is situated in Hornsby Park. In 1935 Hornsby Councillor T E Rofe raised the subject at a Council meeting that Hornsby needed suitable public swimming baths, to serve an immense population in a growing Shire. It was not until 1962 that his vision was realised when the Hornsby Olympic Swimming Pool was opened. The pool was refurbished in 1995. However, due to its gradual deterioration, the complex was closed in 2010 to make way for a new $27 million Aquatic Centre that was officially opened by the then Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2014.\n\nCross Coronation Street at the lights and walk along Peats Ferry Road.\n\n"}]},{"address":"Hornsby Park, Pacific Hwy","placeId":"ChIJtRK1f4GnEmsRDwoH5P2RC9Q","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70174492897015,"longitude":151.09641571202522},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F4.jpg?alt=media&token=a63b18eb-1f8e-4312-8b30-47fc39133264"},{"type":"text","content":"**Peats Ferry Road** was built between 1847 and 1852 and named after George Peat who ran a ferry service across the Hawkesbury River. The road provided a Sydney-to-Newcastle route alternative to the Great North Road further west. It was upgraded in the 1920s and 30s and later named the Pacific Highway. The highway officially changed to follow a new route in Hornsby along George St, Bridge Rd and Jersey St North to Asquith in 2014. The old section of the Pacific Highway then reverted to its original name Peats Ferry Road."}]},{"address":"Alison Lawson Centre - Hornsby","placeId":"ChIJK01-LYKnEmsRteYxCO61K2k","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70253931420714,"longitude":151.096914602902},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F5.jpg?alt=media&token=b0675b64-fa9e-49cc-ac07-8422eab03ff8"},{"type":"text","content":"Old Rural Bank at 193 Peats Ferry Road was built circa 1940 and is a good example of a Post-War Modern Style bank building. It consists of two storeys with parapet, textured brick walls with polished stone at base and smooth and moulded render has been used for decoration. It has an excellent stucco motif over the window and an interesting metal decoration above the door. It has been a real estate agency for many years.\n\nCross Dural Street and continue walking down Peats Ferry Road\n\n"}]},{"address":"185a Peats Ferry Rd","placeId":"ChIJQd4rzIOnEmsRu8h3MlBovg8","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70282493406992,"longitude":151.0969897047544},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F2.jpg?alt=media&token=8f032393-1515-450f-9182-1cd3bfbb520c"},{"type":"text","content":"Old Bank of New South Wales is on the corner of Dural Street and Peats Ferry Road and was designed by Spain, Cosh & Dods. The bank opened for business in September 1918 and a second storey was added in 1924. Redevelopment of the former bank took place in 2006 but the new building retained the historic façade.\n\nWalk down to Dural Lane. NOTE: Please watch for passing traffic as this lane is a thoroughfare.\n\n"}]},{"address":"8 William St","placeId":"ChIJ1f3bS4KnEmsR1AGOgRjgCno","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.703092701828794,"longitude":151.09634597459083},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F3.jpg?alt=media&token=3ab15f87-6e4a-4a16-bc5a-ac0c24661941"},{"type":"text","content":"Dural Lane When you stroll down Dural Lane you will be fully transported back in time, with both sides now displaying murals depicting Hornsby in the early 20th Century. The streetscape was created by Hugues Sineux, who painted the first instalment in 2016 and completed the second in 2017. How many Ginger Meggs could you find? Can you find two cats?\n\nCross Peats Ferry Road at the lights then cross over to the Cenotaph Park where you will get a good view of stops 24-26.\n\n"}]},{"address":"165 B83","placeId":"ChIJp8lHuIOnEmsR9n5VvQWUgaA","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70350327743796,"longitude":151.0973652140165},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F6.jpg?alt=media&token=81b1bc72-07ba-4f37-a25b-37e2eaf76335"},{"type":"text","content":"**Odeon** was opened in 1914 and called Hornsby Picture House. The building was rebuilt in 1921 and again in the 1930s when art-deco was at the forefront of building design. The Odeon which was so named in the mid-1990s, is the only single-screen cinema left operating in Sydney."}]},{"address":"Forbes Footwear","placeId":"ChIJmd_4uoOnEmsRAiNPRpnbIQw","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.703887074602335,"longitude":151.09740812936073},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F7.jpg?alt=media&token=261e5b50-9b96-4819-a37e-d6f0cadc07d5"},{"type":"text","content":"**Forbes Footwear** Hornsby’s current oldest retailer was established in 1940 by the late James Forbes, a gold miner from Queensland. James’s philosophy was simple, “If you provide a quality product and unmatched service for a fair price the customer will be satisfied and will always return”. The Forbes family owned the whole building and once lived above the shop. They named it Willander Court after William Alexander Forbes, James’ brother who died in the Second World War. Forbes Footwear a fourth-generation owned company is still a family run business today."}]},{"address":"Hornsby Station, Stand B","placeId":"ChIJm9QVvoOnEmsR_BE8kyfbsbE","location":{"longitudeDelta":0.063617905541549,"latitudeDelta":0.09219986310369421,"latitude":-33.70382459611103,"longitude":151.09784801163917},"media":[{"type":"img","content":"https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/freeguides-prod.appspot.com/o/assets%2Ftours%2FYszB1nSVDYuqMG6QsZHN%2F8.jpg?alt=media&token=545acb6c-da26-4910-8d02-64f74db0cea2"},{"type":"text","content":"Hornsby War Memorial was unveiled on 27 April 1923 by Australian Governor-General Lord Forster to honour the locals who fell in World War One. The monument is set in granite and is built of buff granite with panels inscribed in gold lettering. This memorial was originally located opposite William Street but as it was in the centre of the roadway it was later moved to its present position on Peats Ferry Road in Cenotaph Park.\n\nWalking tour ends here. We hope you enjoyed learning more about the history of Hornsby\n\n"}]}]
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2077 A.D. Hornsby After Dark

Hornsby After Dark: A vibrant night out for all. With pubs, gastropubs, RSLs, and clubs, it celebrates community heritage. Embracing arts and culture, Hornsby becomes a lively destination. 🌃🍻🎶

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