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Spencer Hawkesbury River History is an organisation that promotes community appreciation and understanding of the wonderful places, histories and landscapes of Spencer and the Hawkesbury River. Dr Bernadette Flynn, local Spencer resident and heritage expert has been researching these places and through SHRH she shares her passion for the histories of the area. 



We are located in Spencer, NSW at the confluence of the Hawkesbury River (Dyarubbin) and Mangrove Creek. 'The Hawkesbury Duck' is home to our museum and visiting place where we host regular exhibitions and events to bring the community together and foster local connection, resilience and creativity.  

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Spencer Hawkesbury River History researches the historical record, and collects the living memories and stories of Spencer and the surrounding river communities of Mangrove Creek, Marlow, Greenmans and Gunderman. Recognised by historians as important sites for the Darkinjung and Darug people, first contact was made when Governor Arthur Phillip and his party explored the river in June 1789. We seek to tell the ongoing stories of this place, and the waterways of the area.


events & exhibitions

Spencer Hawkesbury River History runs excursions and curates experiences. Through walking the landscape and our expertise in storytelling and historical interpretation we reveal the hidden histories of the area. Our exhibitions offer a complimentary program of historical and photographic displays and digital materials.   

Want to learn more about what makes Spencer tick? Join our heritage tours of the area - on or off the river. 

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Tel: +61 404 418 288

4685, Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, NSW 2775


Affiliate of the

Royal Australian Historical Society

Supported by River Cares

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