Category Archives: Historical Background

Armstrong’s Map

This map will be useful to those who are looking at Robert Dawson’s trip to Gloucester in 1826. Please be aware that this map should be used for research purposes and is not for publication without permission.

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THE JOURNEY FROM TAHLEE TO GLOUCESTER IN 1826 – A PROJECT:

Ideas for the Project: An 1826 book by the then CEO of the Australian Agricultural Company allows modern residents and visitors to gain a new insight into what the country along the Bucketts Way to Gloucester looked like when it … Continue reading

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THE PRESENT STATE OF KARUAH, PORT STEPHENS – AN ABORIGINAL PERSPECTIVE

Here is a new booklet with an invitation to join in! We particularly welcome responses from Aboriginal readers.Present State Final This booklet takes a look at Robert Dawson’s encounters with the First Australians in the 1820s. Dawson was the first … Continue reading

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Joseph Pennington’s Unfinished Story

If you know anything about this topic and have something to add, I’d welcome your input. Please correct any errors too. Joseph Pennington I’m jotting this down with the thought that I ought to explore this story sometime. Joseph Pennington … Continue reading

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NO. 1 FARM …. THE LATEST

CLICK HERE… This extended article contains original research on No.1 Farm. It ties together the whole exciting story of the farm, together with its tragedies and surprises!

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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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Sir Edward Parry

  Sir Edward Parry was a noted polar explorer and for fifty years was the leader of an expedition that reached closer to the north pole than any other. His time as Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company saw him … Continue reading

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THE FIRST IN FIFTY YEARS WALK!

  THIS IS THE BOOKLET THAT ACCOMPANIED THE FIRST IN FIFTY YEARS WALK ALONG THE Old AA Co Road THE OLD AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY KARUAH TO TAHLEE WALK BOOKLET General Introduction Welcome to the Old AA Company Road between Karuah … Continue reading

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