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Some early history of the Cove

From SMH, 29 June 1918susancWed, 11/01/2012 - 8:59am

North Arm Cove is a quiet little coastal village now but had some dreams been realised it could well have turned into a bustling port city.
"The most central spot, where the new city is to be in the Great Port of the New Northern State."

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A WALK IN HISTORY

David BensonFri, 13/03/2015 - 2:42pm

From 1826 to 1831 an area of salt marsh to the east of Karuah on Port Stephens was the scene of intense activity as in excess of one hundred convicts employed by the Australian Agricultural Company strove to turn it into viable farming land. The site was known as Number One Farm and the scheme was the brainchild of Robert Dawson the AA Company's first Chief Agent. It was a miserable failure.

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Unique History of North Arm Cove

mpicklesWed, 28/03/2012 - 10:11am

Cove residents who participated in the Koori walking tour on the 13 March found some surprising history unique to this area.  ( Koori is the name of the people, Aboriginal is the name given by the English and means native).

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