Since this book was first published in 1987. Many new and interesting facts have come to light, and new understandings of our local history have developed. This revised edition of The ferry, The Branch, The Creek includes new information, and many new photographs.


Read about busy river traffic, convict road builders, early mail services, law and order, and the inns, churches and schools – many long vanished, but some still remaining to remind us how our forbears lived and worked, learned and played. Many colourful characters, amusing incidents and dramatic events bring the past to life.


Written by local historians, this book provides us with glimpses of the rich history of Wisemans Ferry, the Macdonald Valley and Mangrove Creek.

The Ferry, The Branch, The Creek by Dharug & Lower Portland Historical Society