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Huskisson Road Huskisson
Phone: 02-4441-5779

Quiet and attractive township on the shores of Jervis Bay

Located on the shores of Jervis Bay 24 kilometres from Nowra and 179 km south of Sydney via the Princes Highway, Huskisson is a typical, under-developed, sleepy holiday resort and fishing port. The main street has takeaway food shops, a coffee shop, a dive shop and a huge, beachfront hotel – The Husky Pub – which provides drinkers with delightful views across the bay. Here you can sit in the beer garden, enjoy a meal at the Peninsula Restaurant and let the world go by.

The Jervis Bay district was originally inhabited by the Dhurga Aborigines. European exploration of the area around the present town began in 1812. When wool prices soared at the outset of the 1840s Governor Gipps sent 70 convicts to cut a track that has become known as The Wool Road from Braidwood to Jervis Bay so that wool could be shipped to Sydney instead of transported on poor roads via Goulbourn. As a result there was great optimism about the future of the district, reflected in Gipps’ decision to establish the settlement of Huskisson on the western shore of the Bay in 1840. Although the town was laid out that year it was not settled for another 23 years.

Police Station

The town was named after William Huskisson, secretary of the colonies and leader of the House of Commons from 1827-28. Huskisson had the misfortune to be run over by a locomotive while talking to the Duke of Wellington at the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester railway in 1830.

A man named George Dent visited Currambene Creek in 1861 looking for timber. He established the local shipbuilding industry in 1864. The availability of local timber encouraged the growth of the industry which was thriving by the 1880s and continued until 1966. One boat made locally in 1912, the Lady Denman ferry, which operated in Sydney Harbour, was towed back to Huskisson in 1981 to serve as a maritime museum. Little else remains from the early days of settlement.


  • Michelle Milward

    I must say something about S/C Kym Burrell from Husky police station. He deserves a medal for an act of such kindness I can’t even express in words. S/C Burrell attended to the sudden passing of a man named Harold Bryce. Harold lived with us but he was not a relative yet a part of our family yes indeed. I wanted to let S/C Burrell know he went way above and beyond his role. I also wanted to let him know that the 80yr old man he arranged funeral services for and helped through the coroner’s procedures was a good man. Harold in his Last years worked with the homeless, disadvantaged, mentally ill and disabled. Harold lived from pension to pension as he was always helping others. This man was a gift to these people and to myself. He assisted the manager at the bounty before it closed. He helped young disabled males to feel confident and give them a role model . Senior Constable Kym Burrell arranged everything after his death even to the funeral arrangements . You promised you would help and you did more than ever exoected. You sir are a legend and we will never forget everything you have done. Please make sure this officer is commended for his actions he has done so much and to such a deserving man like Harold . I am so emotional after getting a phone call from Wollongong city funerals that I can’t even speak but this must be commended. You will always be a legend in our family S/C Kym Burrell.


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