A small settlement on the eastern shore of the Hawkesbury due north of Singletons Mill. This is an early name of uncertain origin. Gunderman Creek was mentioned by Mrs Felton Mathew in 1834 and John Terry Hughes was granted land at Gunderman in 1831. One of Richard Woodbury’s servants was drowned in Gunderman Reach in the 1820s. Swancott mentions a man named Gunderman who in 1854 owned a vessel called the William and Betsy. It is also said locally that there was an ex-convict who lived in Mangrove Creek under the assumed name of Gunderman and that his boat was wrecked at Gunderman; hence the name. The Aboriginal meaning given by McCarthy of “gundamain” is “hut on a stream”. The name appears also on Major Mitchell’s 1834 map. He had issued instructions to his surveyors that when they could determine an Aboriginal name for a place this should be kept.
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