Named by Governor Arthur Phillip after Charles Jenkinson, First Lord Liverpool and Baron Hawkesbury, then one of His Majestys Ministers and President of the Board of Trade.
Macquarie noted in his journal that the Hawkesbury River commenced at the confluence of the Nepean and Grosse Rivers (sic).
A perennial stream rising on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range. It receives this name at the junction of the Grose & Nepean River about 4km west of Richmond. It flows in a meandering course generally north east and south east for about 120km
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