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New Press Release – Walk
THE BUTTON PRESS RELEASE
It’s on again! This year’s walk will be on Sunday 20th November 2011. We’ll gather at Longworth Park, Karuah for a sausage sandwich while we register, then we’ll head off in groups under the direction of our guides. When you … Continue reading
Here are some pictures that give a bit of perspective on the corduroy section of the road. The Google Earth view shows the corduroy section crossing the salt marsh to the site of the old Yalimbah Creek Bridge. It would … Continue reading
Figure 1: c1830 convict built Tahlee to Karuah Corduroy road (PSC), photograph Garry Smith Whilst remains of corduroy roads in Australia have been found, they are almost exclusively 20th Century in origin. If archaeological research indicates that this corduroy … Continue reading
Robert Dawson, the first Chief Agent of The Australian Agricultural Company was a man of great vision and perception. His wonderful treatise The Present State of Australia; a description of the country, its adavantages and prospects with reference to emigration: … Continue reading
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!!!