Mr Sharpe’s Track in Wise­mans Ferry

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - News -

The Dharug and Lower Hawkes­bury His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety would like to ex­tend the in­vi­ta­tion to the gen­eral pub­lic to join us in our walk along Mr Sharpe’s Track.

The Rev­erend Thomas Sharpe an Angli­can Min­is­ter was ap­pointed min­is­ter in the late 1830’s for the Lower Hawkes­bury and lived in a small cot­tage on the banks of the Hawkes­bury.

Most of Sharpe’s work was among the peo­ple of the river via a small boat and the boat­ing skills were pro­vided by his as­signed con­vict ser­vants. Sharpe would visit sev­eral churches along the Lower Hawkes­bury River, Macdon­ald River and Man­grove Creek.

Back in the day to get to Sharpe’s mod­est house, vis­i­tors had to take a con­vict built side-road marked “Path­way to Mr Sharpe’s” leav­ing the Great North Road near what is now To­bruk Sheep Sta­tion. Date: Sat­ur­day, 26th Au­gust 2017 Time: 9.30am Lo­ca­tion: To meet in the park at Wise­mans Ferry.

We will car­pool, leav­ing some cars in River Road and the other cars pro­ceed­ing to To­bruk Sheep Sta­tion where we have per­mis­sion to park. We will have morn­ing tea here prior to the walk.

The walk whilst not hard is over a dirt track and through parts of a cou­ple of pri­vate prop­er­ties and should only take about 2 hours. We have ob­tained per­mis­sion to walk through these pri­vate prop­er­ties. Book­ings are es­sen­tial: en­quiries@dl­ or 0405 321 478 ( leave a mes­sage) by Wed­nes­day, 23rd Au­gust. Lunch: We sug­gest lunch at Wise­mans Ferry Ho­tel as a fit­ting way to fin­ish the walk. Wear suit­able walk­ing at­tire. Please pro­vide con­tact phone num­bers in case of in­clement weather. For futher in­for­ma­tion please con­tact us on en­quiries@dl­ au or 0405 321 478. All wel­come.

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