Sailing ships, Stockton wharvesA week back ( Inverell Times, Glen Innes Examiner local history series) I gave an initial report on new local history writing in those two papers. I was going to report on the individual stories as they came out. However, since then I have discovered other papers also providing local history stories. I have decided that it would be more sensible do a weekly round-up instead of individual reports.
Starting with the Inverell Times, Robberies and Fund raising (20 September 2017) reports on the history of Wright Heaton in Inverell, while Grand day for rail and Inverell (27 September) reports on the opening of the railway line to Inverell in 1901. Both stories are by staff writers.
To the east in the Glen Innes Examiner, Eve Chappell's Plenty of history in store (26 September) outlines the history Glen Innes's first store It began as Archibald Mosman’s Furracabad Station store around 1852 or a little earlier managed by Mather and Gilchrist and then finished life as a general store in 1982 as Murdo Cameron Mackenzie and Sons.
Moving east, ABC North Coast has had three interesting pieces on the history of the Richmond Tweed area:
- Miranda Saunders, 27 September, Curious North Coast: How far up the Wilsons River did the old ships go?
- Samantha Turnbull, 21 September, Curious North Coast: How did Byron Bay become so popular?
- Catherine Marciniak, 21 September, Repentance Creek: Who repented and how did this North Coast NSW creek get its name?
Newcastle and the Hunter Valley
Further south in the Newcastle Herald,
- Mike Scanlon, 21 September, History | Working beside pit ponies
- Scott Bevan, 2 September, Turning Morpeth's history into a future, looks at the way the town has used its history to regrow.