Journal #56 – June 2017

The Enigmatic Thomas Florence Part 1

The survey of the Manning River undertaken by Thomas Florence in 1827 has very much been undervalued – it was also an exploration.
by Bill Beach

Aboriginal Horseman of the Manning Valley

As white settlement expanded, the Biripi were pushed off their lands and into much suffering. There was one field where they would outclass all – horsemanship.
by Maurie Garland

Castor, a Black Slave Transported from Mauritius

Castor, once a black slave, was convicted and transported to Australia where he eventually became an assigned convict for William Wynter on the Tareeestate.
by Katherine M Bell

My Grandparents: Sam and Jane Moy

The late Tom Woollard brought this memoir of his grandparents to our society in 1992. It became a forerunner to his book Changes of a Lifetime
by Tom Woollard

Pictorial: The Catholic Church in Taree

The original church opened in 1873, and the new church opened in 1930; the erection of the convent and the school; the McDonell family.
by Maurie Garland

A Geologist Visits the Manning in 1933

This article by R O Chalmers is taken from the Australian Museum Magazine, 1934.
by R.O. Chalmers

Tying the Knot Manning Style

We look at Margaret Clark’s new book.
by Margaret Clark

In the Museum

Terry looks at the extensive collection of amber glass.
by Terry Tournoff

Lost and Found

A medallion lost in the mid 1920’s was found eighty years later.
by Barbara Waters

Vale Mal Rattray and John Doust The Manning River District in 1851

This article was written anonymously in 1870 for the Manning River News

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