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#51

Ramjet
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26 May 2013 09:50 am

Where they held overnight in a hollow tree.


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#52

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26 May 2013 10:36 am

Hay Rod,
Close but no cigar. The south coast guys should know this one.

Cheers
Mick


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#53

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26 May 2013 11:09 am

They were captured at Jinden creek.  Big mistake was shooting and killing Trooper Miles O'Grady at Nerrigundah in April 1866, a large posse was sent after them but they didn't catch em for nearly 12months. There is a memorial there for him I pass each time I go there prospecting.

DD

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#54

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26 May 2013 11:12 am

Hey Mick, That'd be the tree next to the toilet block, under the Nelligen Bridge, across the road from the fish n chip shop, from where  i catch my bream on the way home from Batemans Bay......"close enough"....

Cheers Wal

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26 May 2013 11:38 am

You got it Wal. Your turn.

I think the shop burnt down some time ago. We used to fill up there on our trail rides from Lake Tabourie to Araluen. We have ridden the dirtbikes through all the Clarkes old stomping grounds.

Years ago I found a foxhole in the scrub on the side of a hill overlooking the Araluen road near Dry creek that could have well been their lookout for the ambushing of the Marouya mail coach.

If you want to know a bit more about the Clarke brothers find a book called "the Bloodiest Buhrangers" by John O'Sullivan.
They were real pieces of work that is for sure.

This book and one called "Bungonia to Braidwood" are responsible for me getting into prospecting.

Cheers
Mick

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26 May 2013 11:44 am

The shop has been rebuilt and is up for sale at the moment. Still make a pretty good burger. cheers Wal. big_smile


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26 May 2013 11:46 am

I don't know fellas.  I reckon they weren't captured at nelligen , they were only chained to the tree there overnight night there while being transported to Sydney.  Although I may have misread the question ops

DD

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26 May 2013 12:42 pm

The famous Cobb & Co. coach made a great impact on the lives of the diggers and facilitated the movements and comfort of those who could afford the fares. In the early days of the Australian rushes, Freeman Cobb brought two prototype carriages out from the United States and had them copied and manufactured. By the end of the century the Cobb & Co. was the largest in the world.....

???... What was the name  (or nick name) of the coach driver who drove the first  "All-England" cricket team to visit Australia. For their match in Geelong he drove the cricketers right onto the oval in their new coach pulled by an impressive team of 12 grey horses.


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26 May 2013 12:48 pm

DD ...Question read  "Following" their arrest. (not where were they captured)....Where were they held.??? wink


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26 May 2013 02:42 pm

Hay Wal,
Do you know if the shop has a bowser?


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26 May 2013 03:05 pm

Never payed much attention to that one Mick, I know the new shop is up for sale and can't remember seeing any new bowsers. The old one had a lot of water problems in the fuel, as it really only serviced the summer water ski fraternity. Be much safer to fuel up in the "Bay". 

Cheers Wal. smile


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26 May 2013 05:07 pm

Hay Wal,
Cabbage Tree Ned, who got his name from the hat he wore which was made from the leaves of the Cabbage Tree Palm, was one who was known for his horsemanship—and showmanship—far and wide. As well as driving the Leviathan coach for a time, he was also the driver for the first All-England cricket team to visit Australia during their Victorian tour. For their match in Geelong, Ned drove the cricketers right onto the oval in their new coach, pulled by an impressive team of twelve grey horses. At the end of their tour the cricketers presented him with 300 sovereigns as personal thanks for his services. Using this money to retire from coach driving in Australia, he moved to New Zealand where then he drove Cobb & Co. coaches for many years. He died in Ballarat, where a memorial to him, erected by retired Cobb & Co drivers in the 1930's, can be found in the Ballarat New Cemetery.

Cheers
Mick


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26 May 2013 07:29 pm

That would be 100% correct there cobber. Very colorful character was that Ned.

Hit us with another question Mick.

Cheers Wal. smile


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26 May 2013 10:29 pm

wow great story loved that one


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27 May 2013 07:31 pm

OK, let's try a musical theme.
Who was the first Australian to record an album in stereo and what was the name of the album?

Cheers
Mick


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27 May 2013 08:14 pm

Ain't it so ...lonnie lee ???????

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27 May 2013 08:20 pm

Dulcie Rama Pitt

Georgia Lee Sings the Blues Down Under


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#68

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27 May 2013 08:27 pm

Nope, both wrong!


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#69

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27 May 2013 08:50 pm

Or should I say L.R you're half right.


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27 May 2013 09:20 pm

Half Right or Half Wrong ?"???????? Anyway All good fun  !!!!!!

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27 May 2013 09:35 pm

Georgia Lee. First Indigenous Australian singer to release an album 1962
Called "Yarra River Blues"


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#72

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27 May 2013 09:38 pm

Lonnie lee A Country Boy at Heart


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#73

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27 May 2013 11:16 pm

You got it Duck, have a go.

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Mick


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#74

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27 May 2013 11:28 pm

This one is going to be hard to research
Why was the yarra river misnamed


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#75

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27 May 2013 11:55 pm

In 1835 surveyor John Wedge asked local aborigines what they called the cascading waters on the lower section of the river. They replied 'Yarro Yarro', meaning 'it flows'. Wedge misheard the name and name it the Yarra. big_smile


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