Cross Currents: Historical Studies of the Hawkesbury

Cross Currents: Historical Studies of the Hawkesbury

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Expert contributions on Hawkesbury River social history

Cross Currents: Historical Studies of the Hawkesbury

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The first European settlers arrived on the banks of the Hawkesbury River in 1794 near present-day Windsor. During the next 50 years small communities were established further downstream and along many tributaries. This book explores aspects of the way of life of the river people and some of their achievements in the face of an ofter hostile environment. Expert contributors discuss convict life, the role of NSW Corps, the depredations of bushrangers, creation of a ship-building industry, a unique fleet of floating shops, early place names and their meanings, the development of Wisemans Ferry, and the growth of tourism. An important contribution to our knowledge and our understanding of the history of the Hawkesbury and its place in the development of New South Wales.

Soft cover, B4, viii + 104 pages, 36 illustrations, map, index. ‘This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the Hawkesbury.’

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Short Description Expert contributions on Hawkesbury River social history
Weight (g) 249.0000
Author John Powell, editor
Publisher Deerubbin Press
Date Published 1997
ISBN 0 6463055 7 3
Size 244mm x 170mm

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