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1827

In May Allan Cunningham travelled from Segenhoe in the Hunter Valley over the Liverpool Ranges to the Peel River

 

1831

Bushranger George Clarke apprehended for cattle stealing

 

1831

Sir Thomas Mitchell entered the Peel Valley by the old stock route through the Peel Range. He met Joseph Brown at 'Woolomin', camped at Goora (Somerton) and crossed the' Nammoy' (Namoi)

 

1832

Sir Edward Parry accompanied by Henry Dangar, Charles Hall and William Telfer travelled from Port Stephens via the Hunter Valley to examine the area recommended by Henry Dangar

 

1836

Shearing done at Peel River. Before this facilities were not set up at the Peel and the sheep were driven along the track known as the Peel Line to Port Stephens.

 

1837

Crown Lands Commissioner Alexander Paterson. Headquarters at Jerry's Plains

 

1838

The Australian Agricultural Company imported 30 mules and 12 drivers from Valparaiso. They were used to take wool to Port Stephens

 

1839

Richard Stubbs established a Store Tamworth

 

1840

Thomas Byrnes became Tamworth's first Postmaster

 

1841

Australian Agricultural Company headquarters at Goonoo Goonoo

 

1842

Magistrate Francis Edward Bigge shot at by bushrangers George Wilson and Thomas Forrester

 

1844

Border Police establishment removed from quarters on the Peel River to Tamworth

 

1848

John Campbell appointed Chief Constable at Tamworth

Bushrangers Roach & Gregory captured near Tamworth

 

1851

Gold discovered on Swamp Oak Creek by Buchanan and Lucas on a grazing run leased by Nathaniel Burrows a former convict who arrived on the Florentia in 1828

 

1852

Edward Hargraves

appointed gold Commissioner for Hanging Rock

 

 

1852

Gold discovered at Bowling Alley point by two Port Stephens men Laurie and Renwick.

Church of England Parsonage built at Tamworth

 

1853

Caledonian Hotel built. Tamworth

 

1853

Ashton's Circus performed at Hanging Rock

 

1854

Gold rush at Happy Valley   

Hanging Rock Gold Diggings 1854   Oakenville Creek 1854   Bowling Alley Point

1855

Tamworth National School opened by John Crawford

Tamworth's first bank opened. Bank of N.S.W. Manager Shepherd Smith

Travelling from Sydney to Tamworth in 1855

 

1858

Dr. Richard Jenkins first local man to be elected to Parliament

 

1858

Tamworth's first Chemist, David Goodwin

 

1858

Tamworth's first solicitor William Smith

 

1859

James Barnett, Tamworths 's first watchmaker and jeweller

 

1859

Flour mill established in Tamworth by Charles Armstrong

 

1861

New Court House built at the corner of Peel and Darling Streets Tamworth

 

1861

Tamworth connected to Sydney by telegraph

 

1862

Harness and saddle maker B and G. Moses

 

1862

George Denshire appointed the first full time Postmaster

 

1862

Travelling picture show in Tamworth. H. Jors showed 20 lantern slides in the Daniel O'Connell Hotel

 

1863

Foundation stone laid of Presbyterian Church, Marius Street. Tamworth

 

1864

Record floods. Northern part of the Peel River bridge washed away

 

1865

Murder of Celia Butler at Bowling Alley Point

 

1866

Henry Aiken established a General Store

 

1866

Population of Tamworth 650

 

1867

Tiger Brewery established. Tamworth

 

1870

Nathan Cohen established a soap and candle factory Tamworth

 

 

Links

Hanging Rock Gold Diggings 1854

Oakenville Creek 1854  The illustration represents a scene of very frequent occurrence at these diggings. A stray clergyman is performing divine service in the open air to an attentive audience, among which may be perceived a sprinkling of native blacks. While the parson is perhaps settling dialectically some knotty point of controversy, two men in tile back ground are settling pugilistically some old quarrel or disputed claim. For such affairs, indeed, Sunday is set apart as the regular settling day- especially during the absence of the efficient Commissioner, Mr. King.

Tamworth & District Early History

In and Around Tamworth - Town & Country Journal - 1906

To Tamworth by Coach in 1871 - Town & Country Journal 1871

An Australian Gold Digger - Paul Prisk - Nundle Town & Country Journal 1889

 

 

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