The Clarence River is a river situated in the Northern Rivers district of New South Wales, Australia. Local Studies Collection Newspaper records A range of early local newspapers can be access on microfilm at Grafton Library including: Coastal views The Daily Examiner The Advocate and advertiser for the Clarence, Richmond and New England districts The… .................Base Hospital status granted to Grafton Hospital. Discussions on the history and historiography of Australia's New England, I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting.Sunshine Coast Turf Farm, The following Clarence Valley time line is from the. Elizabeth was born on November 9 1845, in Ireland. .................Free Presbyterian church commenced. .................Freemasons Hotel rebuilt. .................New Court House opened on Cnr. |Home| |About Us| |Research| |Publications| |Newsletter| |Links| |Membership| |Timeline| |Contact Us|. .................Post Office opened 1st October - Arthur Price postmaster. .................Showground grandstand burnt down. .................Baptist Church established with the Minister being the Rev Richard Fane Becher. .................South Grafton Public School - New buildings erected. Historic Grafton . Histories of Taree and the Manning Valley, Grafton Steam Navigation Company - entry page, Grafton Steam Navigation Company - William the Fourth. Research and writing takes time and money. Parish and historical maps offer a link to the past and provide information about local history, family genealogy and your property’s background. Grafton Steam Navigation Company - paddle steamer ... Time for a change in direction - transport, New England, Australia - the history, life and culture of Australia's New England, Personal Reflections - the sometimes confused meanderings of a busy professional life, Regional Living Australia Blog - Information about work, life and play in Regional Australia, Consolidated posts on the history and changing role of the media in Australia's New England, Social Change in New England 1950-2000 7: Judith Wright. Nov 12, 2015 - Grafton Steam Punt, c1872. 1875 .........Lutheran Church established. Prince and Fitzroy Streets. Grafton Grammar School new building opened in Mary Street. Steam provided the power and a boiler house was built behind the original mill. 1968 .........Civic centre opened. .................Koolkhan Power Station opened. The Grafton Steam Punt was launched in 1868. But I promised Joanne that I would put something up by the end of the week. .................Post Office in South Grafton opened. 1949 .........Full-time teachers appointed to Technical college. Publication date 1919 Topics If you have any further events that can be added please advise! 2007 .........Pound Street Council Car Park opened. To promote the conservation and maintenance of Clarence Valley Council’s heritage. .................Turning of first sod Grafton-Casino Railway. You'll also encounter Ulmarra, Grafton's friendly neighour, which is full of fun and charm. History in the Williams River Valley is intended as an ongoing work of historical investigation. .................Gaol opened in Victoria Street. higher education. The aim is not a superior kind of local history but rather the opposite, a national and even in a sense, global history seen through the lens of a specific place. She worked in conjunction with the larger train ferry, Swallow. .................First harbour works at Clarence Heads. .................Grafton Club in Fitzroy Street opened. .................Anglican Diocese of Grafton created. J. E. Chapman, mayor. .................Father Murphy appointed resident priest. Along the way paddlers pass through townships such as Copmanhurst, Grafton, Ulmarra, Brushgrove, Maclean and Yamba as well as many river islands that form part of the river system. 1901 .........Golf Club formed - course now Westlawn Services Golf course. .................Five acres granted on river to Grafton Steam Navigation Co. 1856 .........Grafton School of Arts formed. Pound and Turf Streets. .................Township of Copmanhurst gazetted. Weileys Hotel Built. 1878 .........Grafton Grammar School new building opened in Mary Street. 1891 .........District Cricket Association formed. .................�Induna� commenced service. .................Yulgilbar taken up by Ogilvie. Lindt's studio in 1876. Clarence had 3 siblings: Harvey Lawrence Valley and 2 other siblings. Immerse yourself in the beautiful townships of Grafton and Ulmarra. On this trip, you'll be sure to discover some of the Clarence Valley's beachside and inland towns. classes commenced in Shorthand, Typing, Carpentry and Joinery. .................�Examiner� business moved to School of Arts Hall Prince Street. .................South Grafton School opened as private school. Queen and Bacon Streets. Community, Business and Visitor Information Portal .................State Office Block - opened July. Sunderland Flying boat service commenced. Jan 9, 2016 - In 1925, SS Induna was converted in Sydney to carry railway carriages across the Clarence River, linking north and south rail. .................Parkway Hotel Burnt down. 1876 .........Memorial Park at Boulevarde dedicated. The ‘Clarence and Richmond Examiner’ published an article ‘Clarence River District – An Historical Review – Over 50 Years of Sterling Work’ by BJS on Saturday 21st March 1914.. 1956 .........Memorial Olympic Pool opened. 1852 .........Government assisted school opened - other private schools beforehand. 1903 .........Grafton Telephone Exchange opened New Years day. 1892 .........Grafton Dairy Company began operations. .................Final Graduation of nurses at Grafton Base Hospital. 1992 .........Periodic detention centre opened. 2010 .........Redevelopment Saraton Theatre opened. 1965 .........St. Aloysius opened February. 1850 .........Rev. .................Grafton Cycle Club formed. .................First race meeting officially held. 1886 .........St. Andrews Presbyterian Church opened. Explore Grafton's rich heritage by following a string of historical buildings found throughout and get lost under canopies of the giant trees. Queen and Bacon Streets. Prince and Fry Streets. .................Court House built on river bank Victoria street. .................Salvation Army commenced. .................Arrival of Sisters of Mercy. 1946 .........International Rugby League Match Nth. .................Girl Guides commenced...Ingrid Olssen as leader. .................Technical College opened. Battles in the bush - David Drummond and the rise of the Progressive Party, The peopling of New England - Aboriginal people's arrival in New England, History of the New England newspaper press 1 - 1841: Thomas Strode and the Hunter River Gazette, Armidale Teachers' College. 1863 .........Big disastrous flood recorded. EARLY GROWTH: High Street, West Maitland. 1957 .........Grafton City Council formed after amalgamation with South Grafton. 2001 .........River rise 7.77m � South levee complete. .................Clarence River County Council formed. 1874 .........Foundation stone of Cathedral laid. 1861 .........Methodist Church commenced in April - Cnr. Past And Present has 8,190 members. The first white men to visit the area were trappers, immigrants and explorers. For a number of decades, Maitland was the Norths largest urban centre.This is the second in a ... David Drummond, Inverell, 1910s. .................Grafton Hospital opened. Post old and new photos of this great valley and chat about the history of this great place . .................Garden Theatre becomes basketball stadium. Strode was New England's first pressman. Welcome to the Clarence Valley where we appreciate the finer things in life...Crisp mornings on the river, moment of solitude in the surf, long-lost adventures up dirt roads and meeting friends for a coffee and catch-up at the local caf. 1960 .........New Gwydir highway to Glen Innes opened. 1932 .........Bridge over Clarence opened. .................Imperial Hotel erected cnr. .................Sunderland Flying boat service commenced. 1944 .........Public Library opened..first free library in Country NSW. .................Grafton Drivein Theatre - opened December. CLARENCE VALLEY HISTORY . Also established here was a shipbuilding industry where Australia’s first ocean-going steamer was built. .................Shares offered in Grafton Gas Lighting Co. 1879 .........Commercial Bank of Sydney constructed cnr. .................First Catholic School opened in Church at South Grafton. .................Grafton Volunteer Water Brigade founded. .................Grafton Railway Station in Pound Street burns down. 1966 .........Schaeffer House purchased by Council. Clarence Valley was born in 1887, to Charles C Valley and Elizabeth Valley (born Murry). History and heritage studies Heritage Studies have been completed for the Copmanhurst, Grafton and Maclean areas. 2011 .........New Club House at Ellem Oval opened. 1830 .........Richard Craig escaped from Moreton Bay Penal colony. We have reviews of the best places to see in Clarence Valley. Clarence Valley Council is a local government area in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. Commercial Bank of Sydney constructed cnr. This group is about our wonderful Clarence valley and the history around us . 1906 .........Showground moved to present site in Prince street. .................Prince Edward theatre opened. .................Clarence Valley Council formed. 1847 .........First Court held at Grafton, 5th April. .................Gillwinga Public School opened. Clarence Valley Photo Gallery - History. .................Aldi Supermarket opened Grafton. 1904 .........First Private Hospital opened - Clarence House. 1958 .........�Tim the Bream� Ampol Fishing Competition. .................Opening of South Grafton Baths. 2004 .........Water Based Hockey Field constructed. Based in the Clarence Valley in the NSW Northern Rivers, it has been in the well known Myer department store family for … The Paper provides background and history to the emergence of Clarence Valley Council in 2004 as an introduction to a … 1854 .........Anglican Church built in Duke Street. 1916 .........Grafton Council sacked - Raymond Truman administrator. 1848 - The Run was sold to John Campbell Shannon. 1970 .........Grandstand at racecourse burnt down. .................First steam punt at Dobie St. was commissioned. 1942 .........Federal Match Co. commenced in Turf Street. With time, I hope that it will develop into a living history of the broader new state New England, the Tablelands and all the surrounding river valleys. .................Rev. Prince and Fitzroy Streets. .................Arrival of 182 German immigrants in March. 1936 .....3rd St. Patricks Church, South Grafton opened. 1842 .........�Clarence Settler�s Arms� hotel opened near Christopher Creek - Proprietor Durno. .................Eatonswill Station established by the Mylne Brothers. .................Train ferry �Swallow� started. Queen and Fitzroy streets. .................Floods in February (7.95m) & June (7.45m). Prince and Hoof Streets. .................Expanded and refurbished Shoppingworld opened. .................Clarence River Coursing Club formed. .................ABC Office and studio moved to Lismore. 1883 .........Grafton Gaslight Co. formed. .................Foundation Stone of St. Marys laid. 1857 .........First RC church on Nth. South Grafton School opened as private school. .................First nurse graduates at Grafton Hospital. Reference pages provide an entry point for themed pages within this blog. 1936 .........3rd St. Patricks Church, South Grafton opened. Contributions welcome to help me maintain an independent voice. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. .................Shannon Creek Storage Dam opened. .................Grafton Argus Newspaper established. .................Park View Hotel destroyed by fire. 1967 .........Match factory moved to Southgate Road. This brief post focuses on the Aborigines of Southern New England. 2002 .........New sailing clubhouse erected on old site. 1935 .........First Jacaranda Festival held. Our Clarence Valley, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. 1884 .........Christ Church Cathedral dedicated. .................Extensions to Shopping World approved. 1971 .........Present Grafton Public School rebuilt. The young share farmer was not expected to be elected to Parliament in March 1920, but with what was descri... Aboriginal settlement of Sahul: by 40,000 years ago, the ancestors of Australias Aboriginal peoples had occupied the entire continent k... Thomas Strode, 1872. .................Koolkhan Power Station closed. 1889 .........Zietsch�s Cordial Factory commenced. This group is about our wonderful Clarence valley and the history around us . .................Five American B-25 Bombers lost over Grafton 15th August. 1835 .........Craig pardoned...told story of the �Big River�. .................Cedar-getters arrive on river. 1935 .....First Jacaranda Festival held. ................Grafton Club in Fitzroy Street closed. Dating back to 1851, Grafton is the main town in the Clarence Valley and it sits on the Clarence River.There’s more than 2,000 jacaranda trees in town, inspiring the country’s oldest floral festival, the Jacaranda Festival, each year in late October.. There were two steam engi… History of the group and museum, photographic, cemetery and family history indexes. The paddle showcases 106km of the Clarence River and Valley and highlights the pristine bio diverse environments typical of Northern East NSW. This page is free for any one to post pictures of the wonderful valley in which we live. 1871 .........Tannery established cnr. .................Branch of Ancient Order of Royal Foresters formed. .................Public School Buildings opend Cnr. 1991 .........Sand Based Hockey Field constructed. 1900 .........Reticulated water supply for laying of dust in Prince Street. John Gibson appointed Presbyterian Minister. Over 200 tons of steel ballast was placed in her bilge. .................�The Barn� erected on old showground site. .................Coldstream Bridge opened. 1914 .........Foundation stone for new St. Marys church laid. .................Sir Earle Page Prime Minister for 19 days. .................Ramornie Station established by Dr. Dobie. .................Council adopts a �Tree Planting Policy�. The extensions required more power and an additional boiler house was built, also at the back. The NSW Aboriginal Housing Office has a rather useful map on its s... Frank Walter Vincent Senior on the left, his wife Armidale girl Sarah Jane nee Rampling nursing the child. 1870 .........Solferino Goldfields opened up. 1860 .........Volunteer Rifle Corps formed. .................Color Television service begins. Coast opened at South Grafton. 1897 .........South Grafton Municipal Council formed. 1987 .........Grafton Shopping World opened. .................Baptism of Mary Ann, daughter of Samuel and Arabella Avery. Mormon settlers had pushed to its borders by 1860.Unlike most communities of Cache Valley, the greater Preston area, known then as Worm Creek, was settled by individual … .................Catholic School opened in Grafton. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Clarence Valley, Australia on Tripadvisor: See 919 traveler reviews and photos of Clarence Valley tourist attractions. Use it too chat too fellow Clarence valley people . 1923 .........Council granted permission to use Duke of Grafton �Coat of Arms�. .................Fire station built. 1869 .........Earl & Countess of Belmore visited Clarence. 1840 .........Route from Tablelands made - �Craig�s Line�. I would normally never put a post up in this condition. 1975 .........New police station built on present site. Historical homestead: Yulgilbar Station a much loved part of Myer dynasty Complete with its own castle, Yulgilbar Station is one of the most historic pastoral properties in Australia. photos of where we live. .................Henry Kendall engaged as solicitor�s clerk in Grafton. 1947 .........Sailing Clubhouse built on river bank. 1890 .........Largest recorded flood (8.13m) in March. .................�The Barn� moved to Showground. 2000 .........Bendigo Bank opened South Grafton. Charles was born on February 28 1839, in New York, USA. .................Commercial Hotel demolished. Since its formation in 1988, it has been actively involved in a range of environmental issues in the local community and beyond. 2006 .........Bunnings Hardware opened South Grafton. .................Bi-Lo supermarket constructed. New Court House opened on Cnr. 1983 .........Peter�s creamery closed down. 1981 .........South Grafton heated pool opened. .................Captain Butcher�s map of river 1838. If you look at this map of Aboriginal language groups you can see that ... Did you know that the University of New England made a significant, pioneering contribution to the development of dance in Australia? .................First milk separator in district demonstrated at Grafton Show. .................Bawden Bridge opened April. Clarence Valley Council was the council entity which was the ultimate outcome of each of the voluntary and imposed processes in the Clarence Valley. Council granted permission to use Duke of Grafton ‘Coat of Arms’. .................Carrs Creek School of Arts formed. 1843 .........First marriage recorded ........... Henry Wall married Bridget Connel? .................Ramornie Meatworks closed. .................Pelican Players commenced. These maps may also be of use if you are conducting a current property transaction. .................Grafton Shopping Mall opened. .................Sesquicentenary Municipal Council celebrations. 1955 .........Gas exploration bore at racecourse. 1978 .........Grafton Post Office restored. .................Returned Soldiers Association formed. 1893 .........Gaol opened on present site. .................Hand powered punt used for river crossing. These are some of my favourite posts. 1969 .........Opening of New Saleyards - December. .................Royal Theatre erected in Pound Street. Past And Present में 8,120 सदस्य हैं. .................Aruma Benevolent Home closed. 1839 .........Ship building yard and timber business established by Phillips & Cole. .................Grafton Grammar School established by Frederick Newton. 1917 .........Scoutmaster Roy Strong appointed. 1934 .........Sewerage installed in Grafton. New England's History The following Clarence Valley time line is from the Clarence Valley Historical Society: 1830......... Richard Craig escaped from Moreton Bay Penal colony. 1838 .........John Small sailed to the Clarence on board �Susan�. 1911 .........Turning first sod Nymboida water supply September 11. 1912 .........Grafton High School established. .................Inaugural Maclean Cane Festival. .................Peter�s Creamery opened in October. An in-depth investigation of a definite geographical area – the valley of the Williams River. .................Volunteer Fire Brigade commenced. 1902 .........Experiment Farm established. Public School Buildings opend Cnr. 1948 .........Basketball commenced in Drill hall. History of the Yakima Valley, Washington; comprising Yakima, Kittitas, and Benton Counties .. by Lyman, William Denison, 1852-1920. 1952 .........Technical College choir formed. Clarence Town was proclaimed a town in 1832, the third in the Hunter district after Newcastle and Maitland, and provided with a generous street plan. .................South Grafton Infants School opened. 1989 .........Cowper bus crash...20 persons killed. Preston, Idaho, a small agricultural community in northern Cache Valley, in early times was a hunting ground for Indians who camped nearby. Use it too chat too fellow Clarence valley people . It provides an interesting insight into the growth of the area following European settlement, and the people that shaped the region, as … Written by leading historian Dr Alison Alexander, the book traces the history of Clarence from before the time of European settlement to the thriving city of 56,945 people that it is today. .................World�s first modern weight hang-glider invented in Grafton. 1932 .....Bridge over Clarence opened.....Formation of Rotary Club. During the mid-nineteenth century approximately 200 German immigrant families settled in the Clarence Valley of New South Wales. The river rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, in the Border Ranges west of Bonalbo, near Rivertree at the junction of Koreelah Creek and Maryland River, on the watershed that marks the border between New South Wales and Queensland. .................Ramornie Meat Works opened - Joseph Page manager. The Clarence Valley Council area is bounded by the Kyogle Council area and the Richmond Valley Council area in the north, the Coral Sea in the east, Coffs Harbour City and Bellingen Shire in the south, ... Settlement history. 1859 .........Clarence & Richmond Examiner printed in Grafton June 28th. 1872 .........Clarence and New England Railway League formed. .................Sandmining at Minniewater commenced. Iluka Library provides an extensive collection of resources dedicated to the cultural history of Iluka and the surrounding areas. .................Upper Clarence Rugby League competition started. The Eastern Shore: A history of Clarence was published by council in September 2003. In the early 20thC there was a need to modernise the power system, and a new boiler house was built together with a new brick chimney (1914) at the south end of the mill – the chimney is still there and the boiler house was beside it. .................Mackelly�s Store closed down. Photographer Stevenson arrived in Grafton circa 1871-1872, eventually taking over J.W. The river flows generally south, south east and north east, … 1933 .....Radio 2GF commenced.....Clarence River County Council formed. .................Also of Grafton High School Building. .................Ambulance station opened on present site. 1909 .........Clock Tower constructed to commemorate City�s Jubilee. 2012 .........New stage at Market Square opened. 1880 .........Court House constructed on present site. 1867 .........Bishop Sawyer appointed Anglican Bishop of Grafton. 1862 .........Grafton Hospital Foundation Stone laid. 1844 .........Birth of George Miller son of Samuel and Arabella Avery. .................Post Office building on present site opened. 1961 .........Indoor Hockey played in Drill Hall. Runnymede hospital closed. CLARENCE VALLEY HISTORY . .................McFarlane Bridge at Maclean opened. Duke and Victoria Streets. .................Opened Belmore sugar mill at Ulmarra. 1866 .........Formation of Clarence Pastoral and Agricultural Society. Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition The Clarence Valley Conservation Coalition (CVCC) is a Grafton-based community group which has members throughout the Clarence Valley in northern New South Wales. .................Formation of Rotary Club. The remainder of the Shannon family moved to Geergarrow and built a homestead near the Orara River. This blog aims to consolidate and extend New England historical material originally carried on the main New England Australia site. .................Lutheran Church built cnr. Like many of the other posts I am repeating here, they were not written as history posts. 1926 .........Ambulance station opened in Market Square. Over time Links to further information and photographs will be added to some of the entries in this Timeline. 1940 .........Free Presbyterian Church opened in Fitzroy Street. 1913 .........St. Marys Catholic Church destroyed by fire. 1864 .........Branch of Oddfellows Lodge first opened. European settlement dates from the 1830s when cedar timber cutters arrived. The Power 30 countdown of Clarence Valley's Most Influential People in 2020 starts Monday, December 14 with No.1 announced on Tuesday, December 22. 1910 .........Runnymede Hospital opened cnr. Did yo... Just at the moment I am a somewhat bogged down on Aboriginal languages. Visit top-rated & … .................AMP building constructed by Wm Kinnear. .................Clarence River Jockey Club formed in August. .................Big River named �Clarence�. .................Grafton �Clarion� Newspaper established at South Grafton. .................Surveyor, W. W. Darke, surveyed the town of Grafton. 1894 .........Aruma Benevolent Home opened. .................Post Office foundation stone laid. Take off and discover some of the rich history this region has to offer. .................Westlawn Infants school opened. Coast v Great Britain. .................Grafton proclaimed a Municipality 28th July. .................Baths built on river bank. Local Heritage Links Clarence Valley Cemeteries Register Clarence Valley Heritage buildings studies Heritage Conservation Areas – maps Copmanhurst Community Based Heritage Study Copmanhurst Community Based Heritage Study – Thematic Report Ulmarra Heritage Walk Web Links 2016 marks the Quasquincentennial (125 years) of Tucabia Public School Glenreagh Memorial Museum Listen to … .................Town Hall & Council Chambers erected in Prince Street. Guide Hall built in Prince Street. Post Office building on present site opened. Duke and Victoria Streets. History of the New England newspaper press 2 - Early paper rush in New England: have printing press will travel! 2005 .........South Grafton Marina built. .................The Grip newspaper founded by Henry Fane Becher. 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