Dictionary of Sydney

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Freres Crossing

River crossing on the Georges River about 4 kilometres northeast of Campbelltown.

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Frere's Crossing

Frere's Vineyard on the Georges River

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Not much can be said about the land Georges Frere selected on the Georges River for a vineyard. Named after his father Leonce and uncle Gustave, it was extremely rough sandstone country with very poor soil and totally unsuitable for growing grapes. Nevertheless, Frere left his mark on the district when the Department of Public Works named a bridge over his river crossing after him, hugely improving transport and communication for settlers with Campbelltown, Leumeah railway and Sydney