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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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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!!!
We walked through fields that had been cleared by convicts one hundred and eighty years ago ……. now it’s a forest again!
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
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
Crossing the Creek
For 130 years there was a bridge here. It was burned down about 50 years ago. So this was the first time since then that such a party had crossed here! We could only do it with the help of … Continue reading
The Yalimbah Creek Salt Marsh
The Old AACo Road crosses a fragile salt marsh which is sometimes partially covered by tidal water. The road here is made up of timber slabs, rock and corduroy – branches laid across the road. At high tide, it’s a bit … Continue reading
Into the trees
From The Karuah Bridge to the start of the salt marsh at Yalimbah Creek is about one and a half kilometres of flat road under a forest canopy.
Across the River
On Sunday 7th November, a little after noon, a very strong tide was running out. The tide had been very high and had peaked about one and a half hours previously. Now it was running out fiercely and frothing as … Continue reading
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