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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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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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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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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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Approaching Tahlee

We walked through fields that had been cleared by convicts one hundred and eighty years ago ……. now it’s a forest again!

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Tide and the Salt Marsh (for the technical)

This study was conducted by Gareth Davies from the University of Wollongong. He has given us permission to publish. Vignettes > Flow in a microtidal channel during within-bank and over-bank tides: Yalimbah Creek, South Eastern Australia. Flow in a microtidal … Continue reading

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The Road to Tahlee

The first part of the road to Tahlee was made up of raised stony road. The rock had been quarried from the hillside and used to raise the road above the level of the saltmarsh. This was the most overgrown … Continue reading

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