Tag Archives: BELLINGEN

The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW : 1898 – 1918), Friday 19 December 1913

The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW - 1898 - 1918), Friday 19 December 1913

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128094759

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The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW : 1898 – 1918), Friday 19 December 1913,

URUNGA POLICE COURT

The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW - 1898 - 1918), Friday 19 December 1913,

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The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW : 1898 – 1918), Friday 12 December 1913

The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW - 1898 - 1918), Friday 12 December 1913

 

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article128086911

THE HO HO HO SHOW : EXHIBITION AT THE “EVERYTHING THAT’S BEAUTIFUL “ GALLERY

Alexandra Mann

Exhibition at my Gallery, opening tomorrow night ……… The Ho Ho Ho Show …… group show, with some FABULOUS local artists. It is a MUST see. Opening at 6pm @ ‘everything that’s beautiful’ 2/1 Church Street Lane. Bellingen. Thank You.

OPENING 2 DECEMBER 2011. That’s this Friday Night. 6p.m.

THE BELLINGEN RIVER FESTIVAL 29 OCTOBER 2011

This October will see the Inaugaral Bellingen River Festival. It looks like a very good idea to me. Check the Facebook Page. I am going to do some TROVE digging to see what other tales I can dig up.

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THE BELLINGER DISTRICT WAS CALLED WUNGHADU = RIGHT HAND.

Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61303822

ABORIGINAL LANG Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW 1889 - 1915), Saturday 16 September 1899

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OYSTERS IN 1910.

A brief review of the fisheries of New South Wales, present and potential .. (1910)

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http://www.facebook.com/bellingenriverfestival

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61278097

The Late Rainfall. (1900, July 28). Clarence and Richmond Examiner.

john curran on the bellingen island

 

island Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW  1889 - 1915), Saturday 28 July 1900

 

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Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1889 – 1915), Tuesday 4 October 1910,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article61528786

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URUNGA NAMES IN THE HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS

QUEEN OF THE BALL. Jean Raymond, of Bowraville, is congratulated by Percy Sara. Runners-up in queen competition are Pat Holmes (left), of Bellingen, Lorette Bryant, also of Bellingen, and Maureen Alford, of Urunga. When Jean was crowned queen two boy sopranos sang "Beautiful Lady."

 

GREER The Australian Women's Weekly (1932 - 1982), Saturday 23 September 1950,

I am sitting around idly today and digging into the NATIONAL LIBRARY’S TROVE. I thought I would post a few names and articles from the HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS regarding the Valley in the past. You might find out something you didn’t know about someone you did know or have heard of.  Let ‘s take a look. Some of them are the children’s entries in the Kids’ Sections.  Mega cute.

NAMES.

BRIDGE.

BRIDGES The Canberra Times (ACT 1926 - 1954), Thursday 28 November 1929,

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1954), Thursday 28 November 1929

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1019963

CRAGGS.

"Wedding Veils"(Write to Phyllis Craggs, Church St..

Bellingen. Bellinger Rlver. N.S. W.

JUNIOR READERS’ LETTER-BOX. (1935, April 11). The Queenslander.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27507180

ELLIS.

 

ELLIS The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Wednesday 24 November 1926

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Wednesday 24 November 1926

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16311624

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The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW 1949 - 1953), Sunday 4 December 1949,

The Sunday Herald (Sydney, NSW : 1949 – 1953), Sunday 4 December 1949,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28667397

REARDON

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REARDON The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW 1842 - 1954), Friday 25 September 1936

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954), Friday 25 September 1936

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17282560

BELLO FOODBOX

BELLO FOODBOX ON FACEBOOK

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Founded   2010

Location   Bellingen, Australia

Description   Weekly fruit and vegie boxes filled with fresh, local, quality, organic produce.

General information    Bellofoodbox Launching April 2011
A North Bank Community Garden Inc initiative.

Mission   To provide a local, cost effective, food source that contributes to a fair, connected, sustainable and resilient community in the Bellingen Shire.

Website http://www.bellofoodbox.org.au/

BEST DO SOME ADDING AND WISHING FOR 2011

I am away in Port Macquarie at the moment. Time to take some back looking at  the Bellingen Shire. I love this Shire but there are SOME things which have me wondering. Here’s a brief list without explanation or dissection. My opinion might not match anyone else’s. These things trouble me :

  • the coach stop at Urunga.
  • the railway station at Urunga.
  • the lack of swimming at Urunga.
  • why does the effluent go into the Lagoon – at Urunga ?
  • need for takeaways – in Urunga.
  • add to that the air of general neglect in much of the Shire.
  • the lack of caravan parks and other cheap accommodations in Bellingen. Congrats to the Backpackers.
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I am enjoying the North Beach Store with its takeaways and verandah for outdoor eating. Would like to be able to buy some food out at Hungry Head. Haven’t been out since I came back so I don’t know how the Surf Club Canteen is functioning. Up above there useterbe a shop at the Caravan Park. It was a mystery cavern to me when I was little.

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Visited Flynn’s Beach yesterday. Packed.

Plenty  of good beach type takeaways.

Then again, as Kati B says, if you have lots of places for people to stay, then you will have lots of people staying there and having just escaped the Tweed which was being eaten by the Gold Coast, maybe Urunga is dandy just as it is.

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ON THE BENCH : URUNGA COACH STOP

Thought I would 026re-visit the bench in the URUNGA COACH STOP.

A truly sad example of the bench. The structure around it is unmaintained and dirty. The bench is low and uncomfortable.Exposed to elements from all directions except the East. No toilet facilities near to hand. No bus timetable. A place of despair and discomfort rather than a meeting place for holidaymakers. Shame on you, Bello Council !

Take a look at Nambucca Coach Stop.  It had some fine benches as well and the drivers and travellers alike were sitting there yaaning.

It is also situated on the edge of the river. Pretty. Comfortable and clean with toilets.

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A WEEKEND ALONE

THE EASTERN SPINEBILL OUT FRONT.

DSCF8701Its JAZZ Festival weekend in Bellingen and Markets tomorrow. Izzy is up north doing gigs at Harwood and  South Grafton all weekend. And the gas cylinder which has lasted all winter has now run out.  I had just showered – a mega shower – and washed my hair and henna-ed it and it lasted through that so, continuing with my BLOODY MARVELLOUS theme, I was able to say B.M. It could have been worse

It will mean a trip into Urunga tomorrow to book a new one from Hickey’s. Tomorrow is also voting. Best check with the Daughter and see where she wants to vote. Likely to be madness up at Bello with the Jazz and the markets on.

RALEIGH AUGUST 20 2010.

DSCF0537 Its quiet here of a night. Just the lights of vehicles passing down on the road over the front paddock. Sometimes one turns up our drive.  Signs of Winter’s passing are showing. The colours are warm. I haven’t seen it like this before.  It must, I think, have been like this but now I am seeing it softly. Today was a gentle day. I shall take a look and see what the temps were. Ah ! 14-20 degrees celsius.

WILLY WEATHER.

SAWTELL NSW.

DSCF0508 Yesterday, we ventured into Sawtell. That’s ‘just up the road. ‘ GOOGLE MAPS say its 22kms and 21 minutes but the roads must have altered, methinks because it doesn’t take us that long and doesn’t seem that far.  Toormina which is a kind of offshoot of Sawtell features the nearest CENTRO shopping centre. in Woolworths and Coles etc.

And then, there is the Water. The creeks and the ocean and the Bath built in the rocks just a wee reminiscent of Maroubra and Bondi Days.

 

In my AT HOME ALONE TRAWLING THROUGH BLOGS, I just came across this site. Very Nice.

http://kurungabaa.net/

‘Kurungabaa’ is a Dharawal word for the Australian pelican, a handsome bird with a peculiar way of gliding low over the waves. We have chosen it to express respect for the Dharawal country where we love to surf, to celebrate the continuing culture of the Dharawal people, and to acknowledge the memory of the Dharawal people’s ancestors.

Kurungabaa is a not-for-profit volunteer publication, and is published bi-annually (June and December) as a hard copy by the generosity of subscribers and donors.

Kurungabaa publishes diverse genres including poetry, fiction, reflective and scholarly essays, memoirs, review essays, and interviews. Four pages each issue are made available for a photo essay or series of art reproductions by a single photographer or artist.

Emerging writers from coastlines around the world are encouraged to submit their work. Several pages will be dedicated to emerging authors in each issue. Editorial and writing assistance can be arranged, if requested.

Indigenous surfers are encouraged to join in Kurungabaa’s production, both as members of the editorial collective and as contributors. Every issue will contain material on surfing-related Indigenous history, culture and politics.

 

MEANWHILE, BACK IN THE SHIRE.

VIPASSANA MEDITATION RETREAT AT BUNDAGEN.

DSCF0487 BUNDAGEN COMMUNITY.

Look at the Kangaroo. 

A meditative  Roo. 

http://journals.worldnomads.com/kristamrome/post/25703.aspx

 IMAGES FOR BUNDAGEN

BUNDAGEN is just over the way from the Cottage but in a different world entirely. Or perhaps just subtly.

Take a look at J Ledgar’s work.

Now I come across BERANGHI.

http://beranghi.org/principles.htm

  1. The objects of the Co-operative are:-
    1. To acquire land for the purpose of providing low cost rural housing for members.
  2. To promote the development of a community of artists, musicians, artisans and craftspeople
  3. To promote the production and disposal of agricultural products of members and other persons
  4. To promote the principles and methods of permaculture in agriculture and horticulture.
  5. To promote and encourage a community where members and families can become self sufficient
  6. To provide a setting where rural re-settlement in hamlets and village clusters can evolve.
  7. To preserve and protect flora and fauna on land for such purpose
  8. BY_LAW enacted 1999 states –
    a) Dogs cats and firearms not permitted on the property
    b) Physical violence, or threatened physical violence against any person or property shall be deemed conduct detrimental to the Co-op and be grounds for expulsion from the co-operative.

 

 

 

 

LINKS TO SAWTELL BLOGS.

http://www.christianfletcher.com.au/blog/2009/05/sawtell-beach/

 

http://clivehaddow.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/sawtell-what-a-great-place/

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWOk6WR6qvo

 

http://argonescence.wordpress.com/?s=SAWTELL

 

http://dianesnaturally.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/some-photos-from-around-coffs-harbour/

 

http://tallowood.wordpress.com/

 

http://kurungabaa.net/about/

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LINKS TO URUNGA BLOGS ETC.

http://ninglunbooks.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/towns-ive-stayed-in-1-dorrigo/

 

http://drewhopper.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/the-golden-light/

 

http://ulaasydney.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/the-big-ride/

 

http://jc42graphy.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/the-i-dont-delete-revolution/

ONE WEEK IN JULY

LOCATION OF MOBILE SPEED CAMERAS

DSCF8861Friday to Friday. Its 21 degrees right now. Not bad for middle of winter. The rains have passed over again and the skies are blue.  I am taking a day at home after a busy-ish week.  One day in the middle of this week looked like flooding rains were setting in again. I saw some nervous shivers but it didn’t have the feel of flood to me and sure enough, it passed over during the night.

http://tides.willyweather.com.au/nsw/mid-north-coast/kalang-river–urunga-bridge.html

DSCF8859 Living close to the ground suits me well.

 

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RANDOM LINKS for BELLINGEN and URUNGA.

inserted by Random Link Hunter.

BELLINGEN EYE. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649007784

http://www.postcarbon.org/story/94770-permablitz-bellingen-7

http://my.opera.com/Arjuna_999/blog/2009/06/05/jazz-festival-bellingen-federal-hotel

http://www.ediblemedia.com.au/index.html

http://www.christianfletcher.com.au/blog/2009/06/

http://jodisart.blogspot.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pipwilson/3823842407/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35381720@N05/page7/

http://www.parentscouncil.nsw.edu.au/blog/News_and_Events/Media/Page-7.html

http://blog.jhosking.com/2007/09/

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/groo0018/australia/

http://kayemphotoart.blogspot.com/2009/09/long-long-jetty-near-urunga-mid-north.html

http://sandybeachalmanac.blogspot.com/2005/03/positions-vacant-sandy-beach-parking.html

 

ONE CHILL DAY

   

The chill winds have touched the Bellingen Streets. We had planned to have coffee at Black Bear, which is what we did. However, we took the coffee inside due to the chill winds of Church Street.

I am not a Coffee Drinker. I drink water or banana smoothies on soy milk or fruit and vegie drinks. Izzy is the Coffee Drinker Extraordinaire.

Today we went for the Scrolls as well. A little less decadent than the maple syrup croissant I ate last time I did Black Bear. My life as a Cafe Consort only began a few years ago when I met Izzy. Since then, I have experienced quite a variety of daytime eateries and drinkeries. The Little Lady has a strong partiality for them as well.

We managed to spend several hours in one block of town. Took the $89 goat off lay-by in Wunderland and the European child friendly pram toy. We did Vintage and Kati B and Izzy picked up coat, jumper and beret for under $50 total. Did the Steiner shop for soft knitted hats and others odds and ends and then I struck lucky in the Saddlery with a pair of Aussie Made BAXTER Boots for $65. I take a size 3 in boots and most shoes.  That is a statement not open to negotiation.

Back to Guru Foods for lunch in Church Street and one fancy mugoccino for Izzy and the renowned Ginger drink for me. That’s Bellingen on a Tuesday.

 

http://www.baxterfootwear.com.au/ 

http://www.bellingensaddlery-pets.com.au/

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LAST WEDNESDAY OF APRIL 2010

Another view of Izzy’s room in the ULMARRA PUB. Down below is his WIDE RIVER CAFE Sign. He is back up there Thursday might for the SOUTH GRATON EMPORIUM Music Night and then next week for  a Mother’s Day gig at SOUTH GRAFTON EX SERVICES CLUB in aid of the Hospital Auxiliary.

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I am not going back up with him as yet. I am staying down here on the Bellinger for the moment. Soon, I shall go back and visit with the WIDE RIVER FAMILY in Ulmarra. I shall go back and enjoy the buildings and the memories.

Not yet ! The Charade should be back on the Road tomorrow, so they tell me at NAVIN BROS. Rust cut out and other oddities repaired.

We might take a look at Bowraville as well this week.

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I put the remains of a Timbertown Meat Pie

on the fence for him

– but he won’t eat it.

Burra in his tree.

DSCF1006 Did Bellingen today. Quietly. We headed up NORTH BANK ROAD. Driving up North Bank soothes my soul. It leads straight to Kati B and S.L. G. In the 1960s I took my sister up North Bank when she was learning to drive. She was accustomed to riding motor bikes and it was a hair raising experience with her winding along this back road. I don’t think its any better now than it was then – but it is beautiful.

We did the YELLOW SHED for gifts and then we went to GURU FOODS for lunch. I was watching the people over at the CWA Rooms. Wednesday is SHIATSU and ACUPUNCTURE clinic. Reduced rates. I would have liked to have gone over and will do so as things continue to settle down. I think it is $40 a treatment and $25 for concessions.

We were eating. Baby has been coming to Guru since she was born.

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GURU GOODS is a happy place for the four of us. I have a ginger drink which is immaculate. Izzy goes the Guru Burger. Katie B has something I don’t recognise and I have an indecent meal of potatoes baked and split with sour cream and Young Zaf thinks she should be joining in.

DAY OUT IN BELLO

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YELLOW SHED ON HYDE STREET
NANA AND SAF AT GURU SEPIA

GURU FOODS IN CHURCH STREET

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Looking for Birthday presents today, we took the Young Lady shopping. The YELLOW SHED down opposite the RSL Golf Club was our shop of choice. We knew we wanted books and the Yellow Shed has books and MORE.

It had enough MORE for us to be in there for an hour or so. The Music and massed colour and movement put the Y.L. to sleep. The only complications were – a. too many items to make an easy choice and b. the eftpos failed with the shop filled with eager school holiday tourists.

Kati B and I headed back up into town to get Cash from the BCU ATM ( BANANACOAST CREDIT UNION ). The lad in front of us was so thrilled with the unexpectedly large quantity of money in his account that he near kissed the wall and DID express his love for the hole in the wall. We withdrew our more humble amounts and headed down to the Guru Foods for Lunch. Fine vegetarian food. Beautiful drinks. And I, personally, love the Girls.

kalangWay back in April 1987, we had a birthday party out at Kalang. That party was an outdoor event with Kids from all over the Valley. Cook’s Creek to Urunga.  They included the Kellys and the Poms, the Condons and more. The most successful gift on that occasion was an INSPECTOR GADGET toy. The recipient is now in training as an accountant. I still think he would have made a good detective.

I don’t know where the Cook’s Creek Kids are now. It was a long way out along Kalang and last I heard they couldn’t access their old road.

Last year, Cook’s featured in severe weather readings in April.

Here’s a site which features our weather:

http://www.australianweathernews.com/index.shtml

kids 2 schoolWhile looking at the old birthday party photos, I came across this school photograph. It is app. 1986 and the I have included it to show the URUNGA SCHOOL UNIFORM worn by these cousins. The boys spent most of their lives dressed in GREY. The girls – well NSW loves those blue checked uniforms.

The controversial MY SCHOOL site lists these local schools.

Another arrangement of local schools inc Thora.fishing

001Life on the Bellinger has always included a lot of fishing for me. There is a far more politically correct element to the Bellingen population but I generally miss  it by an inch and find myself back in Urunga fishing.

MAY 1st sees the first day of the SAILING CLUB which is also going to teach canoe building. I am re-posting that image.

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My Mother, Joyce Bell, on honeymoon in 1948 in Urunga.48 13 honeymoon

DAPPER HONEYMOONING IN URUNGA 1948

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SWIMMING IN URUNGA POOL. 1950s.

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