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Wisemans Ferry is a town north of Sydneymarker, in the state of New South Walesmarker, Australia. Wisemans Ferry is located 75 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business districtmarker in the local government area of Hornsby Shiremarker, The Hills Shiremarker, City of Hawkesburymarker and City of Gosfordmarker.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

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 Hawkesbury Rivermarker 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.

Transport

Today, two ferry services cross the Hawkesbury River from the town of Wisemans Ferry. The eponymous Wisemans Ferrymarker crosses the river to a point down-stream of its confluence with the Macdonald River, connecting with the old Great North Road. Webbs Creek Ferrymarker crosses to a point upstream of the confluence, connecting with the St Albans Road that follows the west bank of the Macdonald River.

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