Dangar Island, Brooklyn

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Dangar Island is a forested island, in area, in the Hawkesbury River, just north of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dangar Island is a suburb of Hornsby Shire and as at the 2011 Census had a population of 267, which swells dramatically during holiday seasons. The island is serviced regularly by Brooklyn Ferry Service and departs from Brooklyn and takes about ten minutes. The Brooklyn ferry is itself adjacent to Hawkesbury River railway station. The ferry service is in operation 7 days a week.HistoryDangar Island has been known to the local Guringai Aborigines for thousands of years. The first European to visit the area was Governor Arthur Phillip, who explored the lower river by small boat in March 1788 within weeks of the First Fleet's arrival. He named it Mullet Island, for the abundance of fish in the local Hawksbury River. At first the local people were friendly towards him, but when he returned a year later, they would not come into contact. By 1790, over half the Guringai people had succumbed to the smallpox the British had brought with them.The island was purchased in 1864 and renamed by Henry Cary Dangar, the son of Henry Dangar, a surveyor, pastoralist and parliamentarian.
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  • If your ever in the area and want a solid feed with alround great experience. Friendly staff. Great chips! 
  • Took the ferry across from Brooklyn. It doesn't take long to walk around it. There is a general store and a small cafe by the river. The information centre in Brooklyn has a map and ferry time table. 
  • Great place nice food looked after our group of 23 nice friendly staff, cosy atmosphere. Will come back. Small walk from ferry warf on Island. 
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