Category Archives: Historical Background
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
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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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
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
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
What a great day. 105 walkers set out from Karuah to walk to Tahlee. This was the first time in fifty years that the old convict built road felt so may feet!