Dharug National Park.

Back on the chain gang

Ben Stubbs walks to Wisemans Ferry along the Convict Trail, a 43-kilometre remnant of mighty road works begun in the 1820s.

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Coal Mines Historic Site, Tasmania.

Truth and conviction

Lee Atkinson discovers horror and beauty as she explores the country's World Heritage-listed convict sites.

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The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry

Wisemans Ferry
Historic crossing point on the Hawkesbury River.
Located 20 km from McGraths Hill and 85 km from the centre of Sydney, Wisemans Ferry is now little more than a small settlement, a few shops and, most importantly, a ferry across the Hawkesbury providing access to St Albans, the Hunter Valley and Gosford.

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Wisemans Ferry - Fast Facts

Wisemans Ferry
Historic crossing point on the Hawkesbury River.
Located 20 km from McGraths Hill and 85 km from the centre of Sydney, Wisemans Ferry is now little more than a small settlement, a few shops and, most importantly, a ferry across the Hawkesbury providing access to St Albans, the Hunter Valley and Gosford.

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Wisemans Ferry - Culture and History

Wisemans Ferry
Historic crossing point on the Hawkesbury River.
Located 20 km from McGraths Hill and 85 km from the centre of Sydney, Wisemans Ferry is now little more than a small settlement, a few shops and, most importantly, a ferry across the Hawkesbury providing access to St Albans, the Hunter Valley and Gosford.

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