Berowra Creek runs through Galston Gorge and enters the Hawkesbury River at Bar Island. The name is mentioned in Mrs Felton Mathew’s journal, 1833. Previous names include Fish Pond Creek and Thornleigh Gully. The term Berowra may come from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many winds’.
Sources: Ollif, Lorna 1981, There Must be a River: A History of Hornsby Shire, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, p.134.