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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 Please be aware that this map should be used for research purposes and is not for publication without permission.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? CARRINGTON (2324 & 2294)

There have been some postal and internet confusions with having two places with the same name close together, so MidCoast Council asked me to do a bit of research it possible alternate names for Carrington 2324. It was the older … Continue reading

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Family Memories

Memories Marianne Benson has recorded some of her experiences as a child with the sense that all of our memories are unique and express a time that has passed.

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A YEAR ON COOPLACURRIPA AUDIO

For those who haven’t heard it before, here is the audio of my A Year on Cooplacurripa

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Naming the Wharves

A NOMINATION FOR THE SS COWEAMBAH SOME NOTES BY DAVID BENSON Shipwreck – Coweambah MAPView Larger Map Top of Form Shipwreck Id number:                 442 Vessel name:                                  Coweambah Type of vessel:                               Screw steamer Sailing rig type: Gross tonnage (imperial tons): … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

  Coweambah Before it was known by the dual names of Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest, the area around the two Port Stephens towns had the name Coweambah. The name Coweambah was later applied to what is probably Tea Garden’s … Continue reading

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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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A YEAR ON COOPLACURRIPA

A Young Teacher’s Experience on a Famous Cattle Station in the 1960s By David Benson Some Preliminary Information: I was posted to my first school in 1964. It was on a cattle station called Cooplacurripa. Just recently, part of my … 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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TREVOR’S STORY

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