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About aacoroad

This is the blog for The Old AACompany Road from Karuah to Tahlee. It contains information about walks on the road, history and other information.

The 2011 Walk Press Release

New Press Release – Walk

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PRESS RELEASE

THE BUTTON PRESS RELEASE

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TREVOR’S STORY

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The 2011 Walk to Tahlee

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

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NEW POST ON THE CORDUROY ROAD

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

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A CORDUROY ROAD CIRCA 1830

  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

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BEFORE THE OLD AACO ROAD: A UNIQUE 1826 ACCOUNT

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

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Tahlee in 1840

This simple pen and ink sketch – artist unknown still captures something of the sense of Tahlee today.

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The 1845 Map by Phillip Parker King

(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

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Arriving at Tahlee

Finally we reach Tahlee, the beautiful house and gardens, the wonderful views, the wonderful people at the Bible College and ………………the devonshire teas!!!

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