A'Becketts Creek

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Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), West Central and North West Sydney
Local government area Parramatta
Part of Parramatta River catchment
 - right Duck Creek
Primary source
 - location Merrylands
 - coordinates 33°50′2.37″S 150°59′40.22″E / 33.8339917°S 150.9945056°E / -33.8339917; 150.9945056
Secondary source Duck Creek
 - location Clyde
 - coordinates 33°49′46.9554″S 151°1′22.26″E / 33.829709833°S 151.0228500°E / -33.829709833; 151.0228500
Mouth Duck River
 - location Rosehill
 - coordinates 33°50′6″S 151°1′49.7994″E / 33.83500°S 151.030499833°E / -33.83500; 151.030499833Coordinates: 33°50′6″S 151°1′49.7994″E / 33.83500°S 151.030499833°E / -33.83500; 151.030499833

A'Becketts Creek is a perennial stream and a northern tributary of the Duck River and part of the Parramatta River catchment, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


A'Becketts Creek is about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) long. Starting from its source, near the shopping centre at Merrylands, its upper reaches have been channelized and piped underground. It flows generally east northeast, then east, joining with Duck Creek at Clyde.[1] to flow into the Duck River at Rosehill. In its lower reaches it is a tidal creek.

A'Becketts Creek forms part of the boundary of the suburbs of Harris Park to the north,[2] and the suburbs of Granville and Clyde to the south.[3]


From circa 1860, brickmaking commenced along A'Becketts Creek, adjacent to Harris Park.[4] The site of the former Goodlet & Smith brickworks and pit at Holroyd is now a park and residential area.

In 1943 A'Becketts Creek was the site of a famous murder, where a soldier murdered and dumped the body of a boy in the creek.[5]


  1. ^ "A'Becketts Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Harris Park" (PDF). Parramatta Development Control Plan 2011. Parrmatta City Council. 2011. p. 172. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Current area: Granville - Clyde". Assumptions: Residential development. Parrmatta City Council. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Harris Park" (PDF). Parramatta Development Control Plan 2011. Parrmatta City Council. 2011. p. 223. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "MAN ON MURDER CHARGE.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954). National Library of Australia. 17 April 1943. p. 9. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bewsher Consulting - Consulting Engineers (1990). A'Becketts Creek: catchment management study. Sydney, Australia: Sydney Water Board. ISBN 0730579557. 
  • Bewsher Consulting - Consulting Engineers; Holroyd City Council (2006). Upper A'Becketts Creek: flood study. Epping, Australia: Bewsher Consulting.