Wisemans Ferry is a town north of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wisemans Ferry is located 75 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire, The Hills Shire, City of Hawkesbury and City of Gosford. The town is a tourist spot with picnic and barbecue facilities. As well as a rich convict and colonial heritage in the area, the Dharug National Park and Yengo National Park are close by.
History [ edit ]
The town is named after
Solomon Wiseman, a former convict (1778–1838), who received a land grant in the area from Governor Macquarie in 1817. Wiseman established a ferry service on the [1 ] Hawkesbury River in 1827 for the transport of produce and provisions to the convicts building the Great North Road and was known to many as King of the Hawkesbury. [2 ]
Wisemans Ferry Post Office opened on 1 January 1857.
Transport [ edit ]
Today, two ferry services cross the Hawkesbury River from the town of Wisemans Ferry. The eponymous
Wisemans Ferry crosses the river to a point down-stream of its confluence with the Macdonald River, connecting with the old Great North Road. Webbs Creek Ferry crosses to a point upstream of the confluence, connecting with the St Albans Road that follows the west bank of the Macdonald River. [4 ]
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Wisemans Ferry". Sydney Morning Herald. 8 February 2004 . Retrieved 17 September 2007.
^ Reed, A.W. (1969) Place-Names of New South Wales: Their Origins and Meanings, p. 151. Sydney: A.H & A.W. Reed
^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions . Retrieved 12 June 2012.
^ "Vehicle ferries". New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority . Retrieved 18 November 2008.