Journal #55 – December 2016

Edward Rye at the Wingham Chronicle

Edward Rye established Wingham’s first newspaper. In 1917, he wrote a series of articles for the Gloucester Advocate, much of which pertained to the Manning Valley.
by Maurie Garland

Long Before Turf Wickets

Les Eastaway has graciously allowed the MVHS to print the first chapter from his wonderful book on the history of cricket in the Manning Valley.
by Les Eastaway

Rugby Football Medals

The initial Rugby Union Football competition ran from 1893 to 1920. We examine a premiership medal won by Jack Maher in 1920, and by James Horsburgh in 1907-08.
by Maurie Garland

Dingo Street, Wingham: An Historic Mistake

Why was the name of “Dingo Street” – amongst the oldest streets in the Manning Valley, so named in 1843 – changed to “Queen Street”?
by Maurie Garland

Pictorial: Historic Photographs from a Perth Chimney

While dismantling a chimney in Perth, Bruce Dobbin found photos of the Manning Lime Company at Chatham – all in excellent condition. Enjoy.
by Maurie Garland

In the Museum

Terry shows the mural created by students from Taree Christian College.
by Terry Tournoff

Part 1: Early Days – Looking at the history of one of Australia’s greatest stations.
by Maurie Garland


Part 2: A Superb Horseman – Tod Scrivener, a great horseman, a great man.
by Maurie Garland


Part 3: The School, 1964 – Dave Benson’s memoir of his year on Coopla.
by David Benson

A Short History of War Graves

The why and how we care for our fallen soldiers.
by Allen Valentine

Vale Mack Gibson

We farewell our inaugural President and tireless worker for our Society.

Cost: $10.00 36 pages A4: 21cm x 29cm