Artwork by Sydney Long “Reflections, MacDonald River” c1926


Sydney LONG Australia 1871 – London 1955 England, Europe 1910-21; Australia 1921- 22; England 1922-25; Australia 1925-52; England from 1952 Reflections, McDonald River c.1926 oil on canvas 56.3 (h) x 76.7 (w) cm signed ‘SYDNEY LONG’ lower right Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, purchased 1931 ‘As soon as I come back to Australia, I feel that this is where I belong as a painter; because every ...[Read More]

Heneage Finch – Finch’s Line – The Real Story…

Heneage Finch – Finch’s Line – The Real Story…

Heneage Finch of Laguna – the real story. Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society Inc is pleased to welcome on Saturday 24th September Mike Hodgetts, retired quantity surveyor, resident of Pokoblin and a lifetime researcher of H. Finch. Mike will lead us in a discovery talk on the true story of this remarkable man, Finch. Please join us as we uncover the real history around Finch, a ...[Read More]

Historical Talk – The Myall Creek Massacre Trial


DHARUG AND LOWER HAWKESBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – UPCOMING EVENT Next month the DLHHS will be hosting the author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC, who will talk on his research into the trial of the men brought to justice for the 1838 massacre of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek. Apart from Mr Tedeschi’s prominence as the Senior Crown Prosecutor of New South Wales, to date Mark has pu ...[Read More]

The “Diggers” from the valley…


Diggers Many of you would be aware that Wayne Moore has been the driving force behind the Wisemans Ferry Anzac happenings in our Valley… from a website, facebook page, news, updates and most importantly the new Memorial for the commemorative 100 years celebrated last Anzac Day, 2015. It’s nearly Anzac Day and I thought it would be appropriate to refresh our memories of exactly what our ...[Read More]

Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society Inc.


The Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society Inc was formed back in 1983 and are located on Wisemans Ferry Road, Gunderman, between Wisemans Ferry and Spencer. The premises include a State heritage listed, historic, stone chapel completed in 1855 where meetings and functions of the Society take place. The major aim of the Society is the research, collection, presentation and preservation o ...[Read More]

The Ferry at Wisemans Ferry and Webbs Creek

wisemans ferry

FERRY AT WISEMANS FERRY (Old Northern Road) This ferry is one of two cable ferry crossings in the community of Wisemans Ferry, the other being Webbs Creek Ferry, which crosses the Hawkesbury River to a point upstream of the confluence with the Macdonald River. The Wisemans ferry crosses the Hawkesbury River just east of the junction of the Macdonald River at the village of Wisemans Ferry. Bushwalk ...[Read More]