CLARENCE AND ULMARRA


FLOODS IN ULMARRA 2009 MAY.

Posted in FLOODS AND OTHER WEATHER EVENTS,ULMARRIAN LIFE by nellibell49 on June 27, 2009

 

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COLDSTREAM STREET IN MAY 2009. TO THE EAST OF THE PACIFIC HIGHWAY.

3 HOUSES JUST TO THE EAST OF THE TENNIS COURTS IN COLDSTREAM STREET, HAVING BEEN PURCHASED BY THE RTA NOW SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT PURCHASE. ONE IS ALREADY GONE. SAID TO BE ONE OF THE EARLIEST HOUSES IN ULMARRA. THE SECOND IS STILL STANDING AND IS SHOWN HERE WITH FLOODWATERS ON ALL SIDES. IT AVAILABLE FOR FREE SO LONG AS YOU REMOVE IT FROM THE SITE. THE THIRD WHICH IS STILL STANDING BUT SADLY NEGLECTED WAS BUILT IN 1908. LETS ENSURE THAT IT DOESN’T VANISH AS WELL. A GRAND OLD HOME IT IS – BUILT BY W.B. HAFFENDEN AND THEN SOLD TO HUNTER CLARK AND LATER TO ALF CHARD.

THANKS TO KEN FOR THIS INFORMATION.

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THE WETLANDS ARE INDEED WET IN 2009. THE WATER HERE ATTRACTS MANY SPECIES OF BIRDS INCLUDING BROLGAS.

The floods took hold of boats as well.  One which was moored at the NORCO FACTORY dragged its anchor which caught in the ferry cable. Another is shown here at the wharf at the bottom of Coldstream Street near the Beer Garden of the Commercial Hotel.

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CITY STORES

Posted in EMPORIUM,LOOKING BACK by nellibell49 on June 27, 2009

NOW KNOWN AS THE EMPORIUM

The Advertiser (Adelaide, S. Aust. : 1889)

Thursday 15 August 1901

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4851905

NEW SOUTH WALES.

SYDNEY, August 14.
AN AWKWARD MOUTHFUL.

A shooting accident with an extraordinary result happened at Grafton this morning. A young man, Arthur Mckittrick, son of the proprietor of the City Stores, was handling a revolver when it accidentally exploded, the bullet striking a young girl, Miss Joyce, in the mouth. Several of her teeth were knocked out, but otherwise she escaped injury. In addition to pieces of teeth she spat out the bullet.

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MUSIC CAFE JUNE

Posted in EATING OUT ON THE CLARENCE,EMPORIUM,MUSIC ON THE CLARENCE by nellibell49 on June 26, 2009
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The charity of the month at The June MUSIC CAFE at the EMPORIUM in SOUTH GRAFTON was THE GRAFTON LIONS CLUB. The admission as usual, was $3 and the raffle which was won by nellibell49 herself was a slow cooker.

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Its a fine array of Musicians who come along to the MUSIC CAFE. They crossed genres and generations and provided 4 hours or more of fine winter’s night entertainment.

112 PERFORMERS INCLUDED
JOHN STEPHENSON
IZZY FOREAL
THE KING BROTHERS
ANNIE AND LYNNIE
CHRIS CONDON
GEOFF WELHAM
AND MANY MORE
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ANNIE AND LYNNIE BROUGHT SOME FINE KEYBOARD PLAYING AND VOCALS TO THE EVENING.

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WENDY TURNED HER HAND TO NOT ONLY THE WAITRESSING WHICH IS PRETTY HECTIC ON MUSIC CAFE NIGHTS, BUT ALSO TO THE SIGNWRITING DIRECTING THE MUSOS TO IZZY FOREAL AS MC. WENDY WAS TRAPPED AT HOME IN THE FLOODS WITH HER KIDS AND IS GLAD OT BE  OUT AND ABOUT.

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A SWEETHEART AND MULTI TALENTED. NEXT MUSIC CAFE IS THE LAST THURSDAY NIGHT IN JULY. LOOK FOR THE MAN IN THIS MUGSHOT AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR MC IZZY FOREAL. IF YOU HAVE AN INSTRUMENT OR A VOICE AND NEED SUPPORT THERE ARE SOME FINE MUSOS AND GREAT BACKUP AVAILABLE TO YOU.

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We had visitors all the way from Busby’s Flat.

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And an unknown harmonica player. Young Alex King killed them on Izzy’s Fender and Sam King powered into the drum kit.

PTOMAINE POISONING IN ULMARRA

Posted in LOOKING BACK,NATIONAL LIBRARY HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS,ULMARRARIAN TALES by nellibell49 on June 26, 2009

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1130793

The Courier Mail Monday 16 October 1933

ICE CREAM.

Ulmarra District.

PATRONS OF CHURCH FLOWER SHOW.

GRAFTON, October 15.
More than 50 persons, adults and children, suffered from ptomaine poisoning after eating ice cream at the Ulmarra Methodist flower show on Friday night.

Some of the victims are still confined to bed Calls for medical aid came from all parts of the town and from the outlying districts of Deep Creek, Coldstream and Coldstream Road

Alan Fernance, night operator at the telephone exchange, was one of the victims but he stuck to his post.
One man attending the flower show ate ice cream and took some home to other members of the household with the result that before long all were in agony. It is thought that the poisoning may have resulted from a newly welded bottom in the ice cream container.

CITY STORES SOUTH GRAFTON

Posted in CLARENTZIAN LIFE by nellibell49 on June 26, 2009

“A camel is money, its dung is fuel, its hair is a tent cloth, its milk a source of food in sustenance in black days.” BEDOUIN.

The Emporium was once the CITY STORES. Now operating under Annie and Peter as the Emporium Cafe and other morphed activities inc

CLARENCE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE

SOUL SISTER CLOTHING

INTERNET CAFE

AIKIDO CLASSES

MUSIC CAFE

AND MORE

Before the Building of the present premises, the SOUTH GRAFTON GENERAL STORES saw the event reported below. 1852 that was.

The Maitland Mercury, and Hunter River General Advertiser

Saturday 22 May 1852

At the General Stores, South Grafton, Clarence River, on the 1st May, Mrs. Henry Alderson, of a son.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article669147

ULMARRA SITES TO SEE

Posted in SITES TO SEE,ULMARRIAN LIFE by nellibell49 on June 17, 2009

MUSIC CAFE AT THE EMPORIUM

Posted in EMPORIUM by nellibell49 on June 1, 2009

LAST THURSDAY NIGHT OF EACH MONTH. LOCAL MUSICIANS.$3 ENTRY FEE WHICH GOES TO LOCAL CHARITIES. A DIFFERENT CHARITY EACH MONTH.

THE 2ND RETURN OF THE MUSIC CAFE WAS HELD THE LAST WEEK OF MAY FOLLOWING THE FLOODS.  SEE BELOW FOR FEATURES OF THE NIGHT.

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CHRIS CONDON ON DRUMS IN FROM THE NYMBOIDA FOR THE EVENING. NOT AN EASY MAN TO FIND WHEN DINNER IS SERVED.
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IZZY FOREAL WITH CHRIS ON DRUMS

PERFORMERS CAN PUT THEIR NAME UP ON THE BLACKBOARD AND THERE’S THEIR 15 MINUTES OF FAME.

DARRYL DENNIS RANDFALL

DARRYL CAME IN FROM KANGAROO CREEK WITH ELECTRIC GUITAR

AND DENNIS FROM ULMARRA WITH  A CACOPHONY FOLLOWING THE FLOODS.
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THE PIANO AWAITS A PIANO PLAYER

MAY WAS PIE NIGHT. HOSTS ARE ANNIE AND PETER FREEMAN. ITS AT 31 SKINNER ST SOUTH GRAFTON.  02 66 433525 .

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MAY’S CHARITY OF THE MONTH WAS THE GRAFTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE. ORGANISED AND EFFICIENT THEY WERE. TAKE A LOOK AT THEIR COURSE LIST.

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JOHN SPENCER. BANJO AND SOME BASS. MULTI MUSICAL.

ROBBIE FROM COFFS HARBOUR. VOCALIST.
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ONE YOUNG KING ON GUITAR RIC – A MAN WITH AN ANGEL’S VOICE
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JOE ON PIANO.