Journal #51 – December 2014

The Crowdy-Harrington Railway; Part 1: 1895 to 1900

The history of the railway used in construction of the breakwater at Harrington.
by Ian McNeil

The Reminiscences of Captain Robert Collins

In 1923, the Wingham Chronicle printed a series of articles written by Captain Collins (1850-1927) telling of his life at sea and his settling in the Manning Valley.
by Robert Collins

An Unspeakable Crime

The finding of a teenage girl’s skeleton in remote bush south of Newcastle produced a murder trail that led back to the Manning Valley.
by Maurie Garland

In the Museum

A report from our museum curator
by Terry Tournoff

Isabella the Play: A Pictorial

We look in on the play’s sell-out performance at Tuncurry.

Secondary Public Education at Taree Public High School

Before the establishment of Taree High School in 1925, Taree Public School adopted a number of different names as it also catered for secondary students.
by Katherine Bell

Ken McDonald: Iconic Journalist

Ken arrived in Taree in 1947 as a teacher, but soon joined the staff of the Manning River Times as a news and sports journalist and, later, became the editor.
by Mick McDonald

Rugby Union/League: The Quinlivan Brothers
Tennis: Coral Buttsworth
Racing: Mick Yarrad
Sports stories from the Manning River Times written in 1970 by Ken McDonald.
by “Ken Mac”

Treasure Trove: Sports Reports

Our chief Archivist uses the internet “Treasure Trove” site .
by Kaye Wallace

Cost: $10.00 32 pages A4:21cm x 29cm