Lower Portland is a rural suburb close Sydney, in the declare of New South Wales, Australia. Lower Portland is located 80 kilometres northwest of the Sydney central concern district, in the local organization areas of The Hills Shire (east of the Hawkesbury River and the City of Hawkesbury (west of the Hawkesbury River). Lower Portland is a peaceful hamlet located at the junction of the Colo and Hawkesbury rivers. The Place has historical significance, is scenic and is popular for water skiing.
The native inhabitants of the Lower Portland area were the Dharug people. The Darug were the custodians of the majority of what is now the Greater Sydney region. They were at odds into a number of different ‘clans’, whose Fast demise on European unity has resulted in very Tiny information remaining on how the local area was utilised.
The Place situated upon the banks of the Hawkesbury River under the junction past the Colo River was resolution the pronounce Portland area by Governor Hunter in the expose of it was first contracted in 1799 by convicts who were engaged in clearing timber and building a deposit yard, i.e. a paddock at Portland Place that enclosed thirty acres. The reveal Portland Place came from a street in the Marylebone area of London. (H.R.A. Series I Volume II p. 745)
Lower Portland was named after William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, and Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1783, and 1807- 1809. The post was first used in 1805, and going on for certainly seems united with the story that a rock on the plateau above the headland resembled the Duke of Portland. Lower Portland was the area settled downstream from Portland Head.
The Lower Portland Ferry is one of without help four vehicular ferries practicing across the Hawkesbury River. The River Road is a popular scenic drive. Lower Portland Ferry operates 24hrs 7days a week. Closed 1st Wednesday of each month 9:00am–11:00am.