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Sackville North
SydneyNew South Wales
Sackville ferry gnangarra-22.jpg
Sackville Ferry departing from the Sackville North side of the Hawkesbury River in 2012
Population 262 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2756
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Location 80 km (50 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) The Hills Shire
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Sackville North:
Cumberland Reach Lower Portland Lower Portland
East Kurrajong Sackville North South Maroota
Sackville Ebenezer South Maroota

Sackville North is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 80 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire.

Sackville North is adjacent to Sackville which is a separate suburb located in the City of Hawkesbury. Sackville North is a fairly isolated rural area, surrounded on the north, west and south by the Hawkesbury River. There are no shops or service stations in the suburb, which largely comprises holdings of 2 to 10 hectares (5 to 25 acres), with a few larger properties of 40 hectares or more.


Sackville Reach, a portion of the Hawkesbury River, was named after Viscount Sackville (1716-1785) in the early years of European settlement. Sackville North's name was in common usage for many years but was not officially adopted by the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales until 1996.

Sackville School Post Office opened on 1 March 1911, was renamed Sackville North in December of the same year and closed in 1957. It reopened in 1963 and closed again in 1975.


River Road passes the water ski resort of Dargle to the north of the suburb and again crosses the Hawkesbury River by the Lower Portland Ferry.

The route to the west leads to either Pitt Town (another of the "Five Macquarie Towns"), to the historic town of Wisemans Ferry, or to the Old Northern Road, an alternate route to Sydney. The latter does not cross the Hawkesbury and is the only access during river floods.


Below Brewongle, on Mud Island Road, is an 1869 sandstone church and graveyard (the Sackville North Methodist Church and Cemetery). Nearby is the sandstone vicarage. The church and vicarage are now private properties. There are some other historic dwellings and remains from early settlement along Mud Island Road adjacient to the Sackville Reach section of the Hawkesbury.

Sackville Cemetery located on Sackville Ferry Road was dedicated on 2 December 1899. It was also known as "Maroota General Cemetery".


Brewongle Environmental Education Centre on Chapel Hill Road is a NSW government run school. It is on the site of the old Sackville North Public School, a NSW Heritage listed site, which has an 1878 sandstone classroom and residence. It is set in sclerophyll forest which is part of the Hawkesbury Valley system. This setting offers unique opportunity for children to study many different ecosystems and how humans have interacted with them, from the Dreamtime to the present.

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