IN THIS YEAR : 1848 ON CLARENCE

 

 

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Clarence River.-Sporting.-The first attempt at getting up races was made here on the 14th instant, when a match was run for £10, mile heats, on Phillip’s Flats, at South Grafton, between Mr. Gregory’s Abdallah and Mr. Cowan’s Bailly, and won by the latter by one hundred and fifty yards. Abdullah was in splendid condition, and was the favourite at starting, having beaten his competitor some short time previously in a private match. Baldy was very cleverly jockeyed, and won with ease and in fine style.-Herald.

LINKS TO FOLLOW

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article712019

IMMIGRANTS TO CLARENCE
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article711270

CLARENCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

LOWER CLARENCE HISTORY

“This “Line” serviced the north bank of the Clarence and Lawrence
developed as a port rather than a town. It provided for teamsters rather than farmers and a
such, the population remained small. It is not surprising that the first two buildings of note
were two hotels; the Lawrence for James Bryce and Thomas Bawden’s Commercial, both
built in 1860.
Two other buildings, which predated the above, were
Lanark Lodge and Traveller’s Rest. The former
comprised a homestead and associated buildings owned
by William Robertson on land taken up in 1842. While
Lanark Lodge was in the present town area, Traveller’s
Rest was on the adjoining run on the Grafton side. The Inn built in 1843 was an important link for many years
between the coast and tablelands developed by an early
owner, James Pringle.

It was just a day’s journey to the
deep-water port at Lawrence.”

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The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 13 May 1848, page 3. News

ALLEGED MURDER BY POISONING OF THE
ABORIGINES.-

Our readers will recollect that some time since Mr. Thomas Coutts, of the Clarence River, was committed by the bench of that district to take his trial on an alleged charge of poisoning certain aborigines in that locality ; and was subsequently admitted to bail to answer this charge at the June Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court. We understand the Attorney-General has declined exhibiting any information against Mr. Coutts for the alleged murders.-Herald May 11.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article712073

 

WHO THEN IS WALTER HINDMARSH?

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article711253

CHECK THE MAITLAND MERCURY AND HUNTER RIVER GENERAL ADVERTISER SATURDAY 10 JUNE 1848 PAGE 3

WALTER CLAIMED THE FOLLOWING LEASE:
Name of run- TRAVELLER’S REST.
Estimated area – 16,000 acres
Estimated growing capabilities – 4000 sheep
bounded on the north by the dividing range between the Richmond and Clarence River and on the east by a rocky range. on the south by SALTWATER CREEK and SURVEYORS CREEK. on the west by the head of Saltwater Creek.

 

( Mary Josephine was sent to Miss Hindmarsh’s school in Kiama following the death of her father Basil on the Clarence in 1852) . Members of the Hindmarsh family were connected through marriage to the Kendalls on the Illawarra. Hindmarshes owned property adjoining the Kendalls at both Kiama and Ulladulla.

From KISSIN’ COUSINS (MARJORIE KENDALL):

IN 1857 on the headland overlooking the sea, THOMAS S KENDALL built BARROUL a colonial mansion. There was another mansion being built half a mile away: THOMAS CHAPMAN’S HARTWELL HOUSE. Four miles south in GERRINGONG, MICHAEL HINDMARSH had already built graceful, Georgian ALNE BANK in 1851. CECILIA(HINDMARSH),CAROLINE(KENDALL) and CATHERINE(CHAPMAN) RUTTER were mistresses of three of the most elegant houses.”

WHAT connection took BASIL and HIS FAMILY to the CLARENCE IN 1848 ?

 

The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 3 June 1848, page 3. News

Two new schooners called the Anna Maria and Clara, from seventy to eighty tons burthen each, arrived from the Clarence River on Saturday last, having been built there by Mr. W. II. Chowne for Mr. Robey, of Sydney, expressly for the Lake Macquarie trade. The two barges of thirty tons burthen each, noticed in yesterday’s Herald as having been launched from Mr. Winship’s yard, at Stockton, on the 24th instant, are intended to work from the mines on Lake Macquarie to a depot Mr. Robey has formed near the sea entrance, from whence the above schooners will convey the coals to Sydney -May 30.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article711545

 

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