Convict Road Gang Site Guided Tour
The Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society in conjunction with the Convict Trail Project would like to extend the invitation to the general public to join us in our walk along the Convict Road Gang Site.
Visit the old convict road camp site and learn about the life of a convict on the Great North Road. This site is one of the best surviving material records of housing the road gangs known today.
This tour provides a unique opportunity for those attending to walk amongst the old remaining ruins of this convict camp site. The gangs assigned to the Great North Road arrived in Wisemans Ferry in 1827 under the supervision of Lieutenant Jonathan Warner.
It is thought that the site may have been chosen as it was close to major works on the road but removed from the few settlers in the vicinity.
This site is managed by NPWS and due to the nature of the site the group numbers will be limited for this walk. The main site is up a smaller hill with an uneven surface but not a hard walk. The second site is a little less accessible but can be visited by those who are up to the walk.
Date: Saturday, 21st April 2018
Location: To meet at Hawkins Lookout Wisemans Ferry.
We will be car pooling due to the limited parking at the site and leaving some cars at Hawkins Lookout. We will have morning tea here prior to the walk.