Some interesting Clyde River History:
The river was named by Lieutenant Robert Johnson, who was engaged by Governor Macquarie in 1821 to go on a voyage of discovery down the south coast of NSW in the cutter Snapper. He named the Clyde River and Snapper Island bears the name of his ship. Lieutenant Robert Johnson was the son of Lieutenant-Colonel George Johnson of the New South Wales Corps, who was famous as the soldier who arrested Governor Bligh in the events known as the Rum Rebellion. George Johnson was born in Annandale, County of Dumfries, Scotland, which is a southern area of Scotland not far from Glasgow, and his son Robert named the Clyde River at Batemans Bay after the Clyde River in Scotland on which Glasgow is located. The Clyde River in Scotland has similar features to the Clyde River in Batemans Bay, with islands located in its large mouth.
Robert was actually born in Sydney in 1790 but went to school in Britain and no doubt thought of Britain as home.
The Johnston family is also famous for the land granted to George, which he farmed and named Annandale. Annandale in Sydney is now a suburb close to the city and features many historical homes.