“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Markers in New South Wales

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By Simon Trueman, July 17, 2016
The White Gate Marker
Australia, New South Wales, Batlow — The White Gate
The White Gate was a well-known landmark last century. By 1910 it was old and lying beside the posts which were still standing. The original White Gate was erected at the junction of the Batlow-Tumbarumba and Old Tumbarumba roads, marking the . . . — Map (db m95910) HM
Australia, New South Wales, Boree — Sir Thomas Mitchell
From this vicinity Sir Thomas Mitchell's second expedition proceeded on April 7, 1835 to the Darling River, his third expedition on March 19, 1836 to Australia Felix (Western Victoria), and his fourth expedition on December 15, 1845 to Tropical . . . — Map (db m38374) HM
Australia, New South Wales, Manly — Marine Parade1920s
From this lookout, formally attired spectors (sic) watch a surf carnival against a sweeping panorama of thriving pines. Today high-rise buildings dwarf the trees, which were damaged by airborne pollution from North Head sewage works. Since the . . . — Map (db m70686) HM
Australia, New South Wales, Tuross Head — McWilliam Park Whale Burial Site
Whales (generally humpback or southern-right) can provide a magnificent spectacle off this coastline during their annual migration south, from September to November.

Many long-time residents of Tuross Head can recall the arrival of a whale . . . — Map (db m38375) HM

Australia, New South Wales (Beresford), Cooma — Cooma 1890 / Cooma 1925
This marker is made up of two panels placed back to back. Cooma 1890 During the 1880s Cooma was expanding rapidly and Sharp Street had become the town’s main thoroughfare, although settlement was still quite scattered. Some very . . . — Map (db m70674) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Beresford), Cooma — Lambie Street
This marker consists of two plaques placed back to back. In the 1850s Cooma was developing in two areas, one around Lambie and Mulach Street, the other over the hill where Centennial Park and Sharp Street are now. Nevertheless for the . . . — Map (db m70675) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Claredon), Gundagai — Prince Alfred Bridge ViaductGundagai Town of Historic Bridges
The old town of Gungafai was built on the flats where these bridges now cross. The town was first gazetted and surveyed in 1838. The town flooded about 1 metre in 1844 and 1851. On the 25th June 1852 the old town was destroyed by a flood 4 to . . . — Map (db m71067) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Clive), Tenterfield — Historic Stannum Housecirca 1888
Stannum House Built in 1888 “Stannum” Latin for tin, hence the owner, Mr. John Holmes Reid made the first of his fortune in tin mining. Stannum is a Victorian-Italiante villa, triple brick, double airflow system with . . . — Map (db m70697) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Council of the Sydney), The Rocks — Legacy
Captain Stanley Savige formed Legacy in 1923, as an offshoot of the Remembrance Club founded by Major General Sir John Gellibrand to help former servicemen struggling to re-establish themselves after World War I. The Legacy Club changed its . . . — Map (db m126551) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Inglis), Tamworth — Electric Street Lighting
Tamworth N.S.W. was the first town in Australia to introduce electric street lighting by means of two 18kw steam driven Crompton dynamos. Electricity was supplied to 52 street lights using 140 Swan incandescent lamps and 7 Crompton carbon arc lamps. . . . — Map (db m70695) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Inglis), Tamworth — Vietnam War MemorialLest We Forget
For Australia 1962 – 1973 Their bodies are buried in peace and their names liveth for evermore Killed in Action From Tamworth Region 213780 Pte Wilson M.A.F. 1 RAR 8 Jan 66 2781465 2 Lt Sharp G.C. 6 RAR 18 . . . — Map (db m71048) WM
Australia, New South Wales, Lithgow — The Great Zig ZagLithgow
A railway zig zag is a series of reversing ramps used to avoid very steep grades. John Whitton, Engineer in Chief NSW Government Railways 1856-90, chose this as the economical method for the descent from Clarence to Lithgow. Built during 1866-69 by . . . — Map (db m59808) HM
Australia, New South Wales (Northumberland), Morpeth — Historic Arnott Bakehousecirca 1851
This historic Bakehouse was built by Richard Chapman during 1851. Chapman was a property owner, butcher and businessman of Morpeth whose residency extended from at least 1850 to his death in 1867. The building has technical value as a rare, . . . — Map (db m70687) HM

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