The Hayter family story

A family of sawyers for over 200 years.

The Hayter family’s history as sawyers in southwest Sydney dates way back to the early 1800s when Jeremiah Hayter, a sawyer, accompanied John Macarthur from England to work on his new property at “Cowpastures” as a carpenter in the area that would become part of the Macarthur region. After spending time living and working with the Macarthur family, he was allocated land at Werombi. Around 1830, Jeremiah moved from Werombi to the Southern Highlands and established himself on a property outside Moss Vale in the Southern Highlands. On his departure to Moss Vale, he left the land at Werombi to his daughter Jess, who was one of 13 children. Jess subsequently left the land to her son John Hayter. Upon his death John left the land to his two sons, Rex and Richard Denzil.

Rex and Richard used the Werombi land as a dairy and orchard until the late 1950s. With timber in the local area becoming scarce, Richard employed cutters from Bulledellah, Oberon, Wollongong and Moss Vale to supply props to the mines at Nattai, Bulli and Wollondilly. Then in late 1967, when he became the major supplier of mine props in the area, Richard decided to build his own sawmill at the Werombi property. In 1975 Richard was killed in a truck accident, however, his widow Lila and son Kim kept the business going.

When Lila passed away in 1985, Kim and his brothers Neil, Anthony and Colin took over the business. In 1987, the siblings acquired land in Narellan where Neil started to retail the timber products. In 1989, they purchased the Narellan Paving Centre and Colin joined Neil on the retailing side.

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