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
Location: To meet in the park at Wisemans Ferry.
We will carpool, leaving some cars in River Road and the other cars proceeeding 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected]. au or 0405 321 478. All welcome.