This is a modern map of the site where William and Mary set up their Hawkesbury farm, just to the north-east of the Sackville Ferry. The relevant Parish Map reference is shown below including the date of the land grant:
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A great deal of work was required to develop the land they had been granted and the next three years were spent in that pursuit.

In the next three years, William and his fellow settlers would be subjected to numerous attacks on them and their properties by escaped convicts who became bushrangers and by dispossessed aborigines.
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