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Pathfinders - History of South Huskisson

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Join local teacher and historian Lloyd Pitcher as he takes us through the little known history of South Huskisson (known today as Vincentia).

Lieutenant Bowen explored Jervis Bay on 17 August 1791. He noted it was a natural deep water harbour. As settlers reached the Southern Highlands, they desired a road to bring wool and other produce to the port of Jervis Bay. By 1842 the Wool Road was operational. Colonial Secretary Edward Deas Thompson sold his land grants in lots to form the basis of the town of South Huskisson, a wharf was built and commercial buildings erected. But nature intervened. 1843 saw the beginning of a severe drought which ended the transportation of wool to South Huskisson. The town was abandoned by 1848. In 1953 realtor Henry Ferdinand Halloran sold lots is his new development in South Huskisson. He named it Vincentia. The rest is history.

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