New South Wales in Australia was the very first colony to be proclaimed by the British.  Originally spanning from longitude 135o E eastward, and, from latitude 38o S northward, it included most of the eastern sector of the continent – excluding Tasmania, the lower parts of Victoria, and Western Australia.  Discover some of the significant events up to the early 20th Century, that moulded New South Wales into the state that we know today . . .

 

Historical POI – Central New South WalesNSW - Region Map New Dale - with Towns

Region’s Boundary:
  • For the purpose of these Historical POI Timelines, the Central region is defined as follows:
  • Southern Boundary:  commences at Dubbo and follows the major roadways south-eastward to the coast at North Wollongong
  • Eastern Boundary:  Commences at Newcastle, and follows the coastline southward to North Wollongong
  • Northern Boundary:  commences at Dubbo, and follows Highways A39 & B56 north-eastward to Gunnedah, then follows Highways B51 & A15 south-eastward to the coast at Newcastle

Historical POI – North Eastern New South Wales

Region’s Boundary:
  •             For the purpose of these Historical POI Timelines, the North Eastern region is defined as follows:
  • Southern Boundary:  commences at Dubbo and follows the major roadways south-eastward to the coast at North Wollongong
  • Eastern Boundary:  commences at Newcastle, and follows the coastline northward to the QLD border
  • Western Boundary:  commences at Dubbo, and follows Highway A39 northward to the QLD border
  • Northern Boundary:  is the QLD border from the junction of Highway A39 eastward to the coast

Historical POI – South Eastern New South Wales

Region’s Boundary:
  •             For the purpose of these Historical POI Timelines, the South Eastern region is defined as follows:
  • Eastern Boundary:  Commences at the intersection of the VIC border and follows the coastline northward to North Wollongong
  • Northern Boundary:  commences at Dubbo and follows the major roadways south-eastward to the coast at North Wollongong
  • Western Boundary:  commences at Dubbo, and follows Highway A39 southward to the VIC border
  • Southern Boundary:  is the VIC border from the junction of Highway A39 eastward to the coast
  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT):  the ACT has been excluded from this region

Historical POI – Western New South Wales

Region’s Boundary:
  •                     For the purpose of these Historical POI Timelines, the Western region is defined as follows:
  • Western Boundary:  is the SA border from its junction with the QLD border southward to where the VIC border intersects
  • Southern Boundary:  is the VIC border from the junction of the SA border eastward to where Highway A39 intersects
  • Northern Boundary:  is the QLD border from the junction of Highway A39 westward to the SA border
  • Eastern Boundary:  commences at Dubbo, and follows Highway A39 northward to the QLD border

Shipping – New South Wales

Some Timelines revealing Early Shipping in New South Wales:

Coastal Runs – New South Wales

So much of Australia was impenetrable by land – the lifeline of these new coastal settlements was the sea.  Discover the ships that plied up and down the coast – picking up and delivering supplies, cargo, communications and passengers . . .

Inland Waterways – New South Wales

The inland waterways were often the only communication for the early settlers.  Discover the rivers and lakes that transported the treasures and produce of the land to the rest of the world  . . .

Murray River Steamers

This timeline provides an overview of the steamers that traversed the mighty Murray River – through drought and flood, and the infrastructure that supported the river highways . . .

North Coast Steam Navigation Co.

The North Coast Steam Navigation Company operated along the north coast of New South Wales between the years of 1855 to 1954.  Before the introduction of railways and roadways, waterways were the only form of transport and communication.  As the face of travelling the waterways of the world progressed from the sail to steam:  Schooners (sail only), Paddle Steamers (PS), Screw Steamers (SS), Composite Steamers, Turbine Steam Ships (TSS), Steam Ships (SS) – shipping companies needed to progress with the times, updating and maintaining their fleets . . .   During its 99 year history, the company enjoyed a repertoire of some 120 vessels,  – with a further 8 vessels owned in partnership with others . . .

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