Monthly Archives: November 2010
This simple pen and ink sketch – artist unknown still captures something of the sense of Tahlee today.
(Click on a map to enlarge it) One of the great insights into the Old AACo Road from Karuah to Tahlee is provided by Phillip Parker King’s lovely map of Port Stephens. It shows the old road in detail as … Continue reading
Finally we reach Tahlee, the beautiful house and gardens, the wonderful views, the wonderful people at the Bible College and ………………the devonshire teas!!!
We walked through fields that had been cleared by convicts one hundred and eighty years ago ……. now it’s a forest again!
This study was conducted by Gareth Davies from the University of Wollongong. He has given us permission to publish. Vignettes > Flow in a microtidal channel during within-bank and over-bank tides: Yalimbah Creek, South Eastern Australia. Flow in a microtidal … Continue reading
EstuarineShoreCrabs-compFinal Find out about them here! Click above.
The first part of the road to Tahlee was made up of raised stony road. The rock had been quarried from the hillside and used to raise the road above the level of the saltmarsh. This was the most overgrown … Continue reading
For 130 years there was a bridge here. It was burned down about 50 years ago. So this was the first time since then that such a party had crossed here! We could only do it with the help of … Continue reading
The Old AACo Road crosses a fragile salt marsh which is sometimes partially covered by tidal water. The road here is made up of timber slabs, rock and corduroy – branches laid across the road. At high tide, it’s a bit … Continue reading
From The Karuah Bridge to the start of the salt marsh at Yalimbah Creek is about one and a half kilometres of flat road under a forest canopy.