Category Archives: YOUNG UNS

ANTS IN THE LAPTOP

SEAT FOR TABLE

Took the Baby to the Library today in Urunga and bought the first Xmas present ever for her. I am home with the 7Mate HD TV shows. In the afternoon, that means a run of series from the 70s and 80s. Nostalgic and rather odd.

Its raining a little and the temperature is soothing.  I wonder when and where libraries first came to the Valley.

From the NLA NEWSPAPERS:

The Sydney Morning Herald. Tuesday 7 February 1911

BELLINGEN, Monday.

At the ninth annual meeting of the Raleigh School of Arts, Mr. R. Scott was re-elected president, Messrs. J. Sullivan and A. Craig; vice-presidents, and Mr. R. Napier secretary,| treasurer, and librarian. During the year a new library and reading-room were erected, the main ball lined and ceiled, and a stage erected.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article15166762

The Raleigh School of Arts is just down the way in the now tiny village of Raleigh on the Bellinger River.  The actual area covered is quite large but the heart of settlement is gone now. The School of Arts is just called the Hall and still stands as does the church nearby but the railway station is not used and many houses are gone. No timbermills are left or wharves.

The Norco Factory is still operating and the School. The truckstop is gone but there is a Winery, Wilair Building Supplies, Harfield’s 2nd hand goods and round the back on Shortcut Road is the Industrial Estate inc the Council Depot.

 

 

BABY AT TABLE

Urunga Library is hexagonal. So is the PreSchool behind it – methinks. AND the Information Centre up on the Highway.  They were all built in the  same era so there must be a common theme or a common architect of the time.

URUNGA ON TROVE. 

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GETTING COLDER

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AUTUMN MORNING IN RALEIGH

 

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BELLINGEN

I’m glad I bought the Baxter Boots with boot hook. My feet are a bit chilled. Did a Bellingen trip today and took some quick snaps of some old photos at Kati B’s. That’s my grandfather Poppa (Mick) Bell. So far as I know he doesn’t have a direct connection to Bellingen. He was a Laurieton man and then a tram man in Sydney. Then again, I didn’t know when I went North to the Tweed in 2001, that his family were Tumbulgum and Condong people, nor that his Grandfather was a convict sent here from GallowGate, Glasgow for robbing an oyster bar. All North Coast People we are.

WILLIAM ALLEN BELL

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I have added  the picture of me with my first fish and my father as well. I no longer fish nor eat fish but I love rivers and I love fish.

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These links lead you down some interesting rivers.

BRUCE SANDERS, A SCHNAPPER AND LYNNE. 1950S.

RIVER PEOPLE.

BELLINGER RIVER TOURIST PARK

URUNGA WHERE THE RIVERS MEET THE SEA

 

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VIEW FROM FULLERS ON WATERFALL WAY BELLINGEN.

The clouds and mists were down over the mountains. Apologies here to Uki and Mt Warning afficionados. Beautiful country up there and mystical – but when I went north and saw the sign about cloud piercing mountains, I held my hand up for the cloud piercers down here. I lived for a time at Buffer Creek, out Gleniffer way and there was a lot of cloud piercing going on there.

Today, from Fuller’s fruit stall, the mountains were doing a fine job.

 

SHOW PRESERVESThe Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 1 April 1947, page 11

The Sydney Morning Herald… Tuesday 1 April 1947,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18019615

S.E. LOVELL AND HER PRESERVES.

 

Further down the Waterfall Way towards the Pacific Highway, sits a house split in two. Its also crooked. Remind of Chrissie and Les’s place years back. I don’t think they ever joined that house together. We walked across a plank between the halves.

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For a day spent locally, a lot happened. IMM gave us a gas heater which we will try to hook up tomorrow and as soon as Izzy’s Vodafone Mobile came within range ( and there isn’t much ) calls started to come in with various projects afoot.

 

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The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 21 May 1929

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16552323

SILO MCBARONS The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 21 May 1929,

 

In the NATIONAL LIBRARY of AUSTRALIA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS ON SITE, There is a projection of planned Railway Networks. They would have linked EAST/WEST as well as North South. Sadly, it hasn’t happened.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 27 January 1908, page 4 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14933273

PROJECTED RAILWAYSThe Sydney Morning Herald  Monday 27 January 1908, page 4

Way back in 1954, Bellingen was already being dominated by Coffs Harbour in certain areas.

MORE BELLINGEN SNIPPETS FROM NLA.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18048410

Red Cedar Now A New Currency

The Sydney Morning Herald… Saturday 1 November 1947

CEDAR 1947

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18450182

DO YOU KNOW THIS TREE?

The Sydney Morning Herald… Saturday 2 October 1954

RED CEDAR ILLThe Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 2 October 1954, page 15

 
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Tuesday 23 February 1954, page 7, 8 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18411431

CLUB LICENCEThe Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 23 February 1954, page 7, 8

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