The early settlers of the district were mainly gentlemen farmers, and so we have Wardell Road named after Dr Wardell whose property was situated on the opposite bank of the Cooks River. His estate covered about 2000 acres. He was associated with William Charles Wentworth in the publishing of "The Australian", the first independent newspaper in the colony. Dr Wardell was tragically killed while riding over his property near Cooks River, by three escaped convicts.
Roberts, T. M. (n.d.) History in Street Names