Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River

19 September 2007

Brooklyn lies just outside Sydney, on the southern bank of the Hawkesbury River - or perhaps it is the northernmost part of greater Sydney? It's a great place for a day trip and picnic or barbecue, and can be reached by train from central Sydney.

In 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip sailed up the Hawkesbury and re-named it for Charles Jenkinson, First Earl of Liverpool, England and the Baron of Hawkesbury. The Aboriginal name for the Hawkesbury River is Deerubbun.