coxs road dreaming

Coxs Road Dreaming

coxs road dreaming

111. The ‘Old Ferry Road’:

111. The ‘Old Ferry Road’:

Location: Exit from the M4 via Russell Street (Leonay/Emu Plains) and take right turn onto GWH and continue over the Victoria Bridge turning right into Ladbury Avenue and right again into Memorial Avenue, parking near the Old Ferry Road, opposite the Explorers memorial.

Altitude, Lat/Long: 15 m AHD;-33.7482,150.6825;

Time required at site: 1-2 hrs if including the walk to S112, the Emu Ford Crossing.

Relevance to Cox’s Road: Emu Ford was replaced by a punt, near this location, to enable traffic to operate under elevated flows but not in flood conditions. However Emu Ford continued to be used by those not wanting to pay the ferry fee and by drovers with their herds and flocks.