Ebenezer Coal Mine here - Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld first discovered coal on the Ebenezer estate while building a chimney. After the closure of his mission Bahtahbah, he worked to establish a coal mine at Ebenezer.
Memoirs of the Life of Rev. John Williams - Rev. Lancelot Threlkeld was a close friend of Rev. John Williams who was killed by cannibals at Erromango in November 1839. Read more about Rev. Threlkeld in the 'Memoirs of the Life of Rev. John Williams' by Ebenezer Prout
United States Exploring Expedition - The United States Exploring Expedition arrived in Port Jackson in November 1839. Two men from the expedition travelled by steamer to Newcastle and then made a fatiguing overland journey to Lake Macquarie.