Webbs Creek is a small tributary which flows into the Hawkesbury River to the west of the town of Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales. The locality was named after James Webb who was granted 350 acres being Portion 18 Parish of Wonga County of Hunter in the 1830s.
Excerpt from Parish of Wonga, County of Hunter map (June 1884) showing the location of James Webb’s land grant near the mouth of Webbs Creek in the vicinity of Wisemans Ferry
Webbs Creek enters the western shore of the Hawkesbury River opposite Wiseman’s Ferry. James Webb (1763?-1848) arrived in the Second Fleet in 1790 as a member of the New South Wales Corps. After discharge from service in 1794 he worked as a shipwright and acquired land along the Hawkesbury.
In 1822 he was said to be living at ‘Lower Branch’ when he sought permission to launch a vessel of 15 tons. He was the first European settler at Brisbane Water, where in 1823 he was granted a temporary right to occupy land. Surveyor Felton Matthew’s survey map of 1833-34 shows James Webb owned 530 acres on the western shore of Webb’s Creek at its confluence with the Hawkesbury River.
https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/using-roads/vehicular-ferries/index.html The Webbs Creek Vehicular Ferry at Wisemans Ferry crosses the Hawkesbury River just south of the junction with the Macdonald River. The regular ferry at Webbs Creek crossing has a safe load limit of 120 tonnes and 24 cars capacity.
Operating time: 24 hours, seven days a week.
Service day: ferry services will not operate on the first Tuesday of every month between 9.30am to 12:00pm.
Trip duration: five minutes (please allow up to 15 minutes waiting time).
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