This creek was named after John Howe who arrived in the colony of New South Wales with his wife Frances, née Ward, and daughter Mary aboard the Coromandel I in June 1802. He received a grant of 100 acres (40 ha) at Mulgrave Place Windsor) on the Hawkesbury River.
Howe succeeded Andrew Thompson as auctioneer in Windsor and built the first bridge over South Creek in 1813. He served as chief constable at Windsor from 1814 to 1821 and as coroner during the next seven years. In 1819 he set off with a party and marked a navigable route from the Hawkesbury to the Hunter River. He is also associated with Howe House, Hawkesbury Museum which has a frontage to Thompson Square in Windsor. In 1836 he resigned as coroner and moved to his property in the Hunter Valley.
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A mostly perennial stream rising about 1.6 km west of Kurmond. It flows generally north east and east for about 22.5 km into the Hawkesbury River. Also marked as Billong Creek on Kurrajong 1:25,000 Topo Map.
See also Packmans Creek, East Kurrajong
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