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Wreck of the Catherine Hill
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…. … An advertisement appeared in the Maitland Mercury of 2nd July 1867 selling 25 logs of pine and 18 logs of cedar as they now stand on board the schooner Catherine Hill, stranded at Bird Island Point. … The wreck was sold on 16th July by auction to Mr Congdon for £26 15s, and the newspaper reported………
Early Boat Building in Lake Macquarie
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…, made regular trips to Sydney with oak shingles, the cargo averaging approximately 65,000 shingles for each boat. The Sea Gull met with an untimely end in the spring of 1876, while endeavouring to cross the lake entrance bar. From a newspaper report of the incident, we learn that the two vessels Star…….…
Mining Deaths - Ebeneezer Colliery
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…Mining Deaths - Ebeneezer Colliery … SURNAME … CHRISTIAN NAMES … DAY … MONTH … YEAR … AGE … CAUSE OF DEATH … Simpson … John … 12 … May … 1848 … 34 … inuries sustained from a fall of coal - accidental death (probably reported in NMH as Mr Russell) … This work by Lake Macquarie City Library is licensed under…… a Creative…
The Quigleys of Awaba Park- Marmong Point
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… lived in Sydney until 1878, when it was reported that … … Those people who, when taking a trip to the Lake confine themselves to the portion about Williamson's, have no idea of the beautiful scenery that is to be seen in Awaba Bay, the western extremity of the Lake. … 'This part is without doubt……. … It…
Migrant Stories of Lake Macquarie
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…Migrant Stories of Lake Macquarie … The theme of Lake Mac Libraries is Share the story. Community History staff were keen to share the story of migrants in Lake Macquarie. There is often negative reporting around immigration, our goal was to put a human face to the migrant story & show how our LGA………
Snow comes to Mount Sugarloaf
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…. Near Cessnock the snow also fell at Mount View, Millfield and Quorrobolong. … Snow was also reported at New Lambton, Waratah and Windale. … As can be seen, on Mount Sugarloaf children built snowmen and had snow fights. As the news of the snowfall spread hundreds of sightseers made their way up…… were…
Snow on Mount Sugarloaf
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…, Aberdeen and Barrington Tops. Near Cessnock the snow also fell at Mount View, Millfield and Quorrobolong. … Snow was also reported at New Lambton, Waratah and Windale. … As can be seen, on Mount Sugarloaf children built snowmen and had snow fights. As the news of the snowfall spread hundreds of sightseers………
A fortunate mistake: Captain William Reid and the European discovery of Lake Macquarie
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…. … The first official record of the Martha with master William Reed is a 14th December 1799 report of it arriving in Sydney from Bass Strait with cargo of seal oil and skins, and then returning southward to Bass Strait again. On March 6th 1800 he was reported as arriving in Sydney again as master………
Arsenic Smelter at Blackalls Park
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… of arsenic in various parts of Australia, and at the time of establishment he was Managing Director of Arsenic Ltd. Labour troubles had rendered his smelter in Queensland unviable and it was soon after this that the plant at Blackalls was established. … It was reported in August 1923 that 'Arsenic………
Teralba soldiers memorial and honour roll
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…, Lance Corporal W. N. Miller, the first local man to enlist, was invited up to unveil the roll. As he was doing this, wreaths were laid and school children sang God Bless Our Splendid Men to the accompaniment of the Infantry Band. This part of the ceremony was reported to be impressive (Newcastle………