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Fishermans Point

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Fishermans Point

Fishermans Point, in the shire of Hornsby, lies on the southwestern shore of the Hawkesbury River, immediately north of Bar Island, at the mouth of Berowra Creek.

Before European settlement, the point would have been in the territory of the Dharug people. [1]

Previously called Fishermans Bend, it was named Fishermans Point on an 1831 survey map, which also records a 35-acre (14-hectare) land grant there to two businessmen, FJ King and RW Robinson. [2] Since then, Fishermans Point has developed into a secluded residential and recreational area.


[1] Anne Ross, 'Aboriginal Life on the Lower Hawkesbury at the Time of European Settlement,' in Jocelyn Powell and Lorraine Banks (eds), Hawkesbury River History: Governor Phillip, Exploration and Early Settlement, Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society, Wisemans Ferry NSW, 1990, pp 31–32

[2] John P Powell, Placenames of the Greater Hawkesbury Region, Hawkesbury River Enterprises, Berowra Heights NSW, 1994, p 43; Tom Richmond, Bar Island and Lower Hawkesbury River Settlements, Deerubbin Press, 2005, p 4