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    COFF’S HARBODR.

    Its Phenomenal Growth, and Great Future Possibilities Summarised[...]A .

    Descriptive.

    Coff’s Harbour is in lat. 30 deg. 18 min. S,.
    long. 153 deg. 9 min. I. Jt is situated 240 miles
    N. of Sydney and about the same distance’S. of
    Brisbane, by sea. The harbour is sheltered from
    the S. by South Coff’s Island, w[...]in an E. N.E. direction for
    one-third of a mile, its greatest width N. and S.
    being one-eighth of a mile, and its greatest height
    136 feet.





    At a distance of[...]y deep water,
    coastal steamers find shelter under its lea from
    practically any wind. Regularly e[...]
    Island, for the purpose of ‘laying their eggs, and
    it is averred that each bird lays one egg only on
    a given date.

    When the breakwater is completed, vessels of
    any size will be able to co[...]line,
    ‘connecting Sydney and Brisbane. The line is sur-
    veyed beyond Dorrigo to the Northern line, and
    when it is constructed, an immense trade will en-
    sue to Cof[...]connecting Coff's Harbour with the
    Northern line is to ease the traffic on the latter
    and bring as mu[...]railway from Grafton to Coff’s
    Harbour will, it is anticipated, be completed in
    about two years. The[...]means six hours will be
    saved.



    Harbour, from its natural formation, its
    geographical sition (hkeing situated midway from
    Sydney to Brisbane), its deep water (being the
    only deep-water harbour bet[...]Brisbane), and the rich extensive country behind
    it—as yet scarcely tapped—must, in the near fu-
    ture,[...]S. direc-
    tion for 1,760 feet. One of the cranes is 744 tons,
    and the other is 10 tons. Two ves: can be
    simultaneously loaded by[...]of sawn timber in an ordinary
    working day. There is also every facility in can-
    nection with the cran[...]the
    goods shed are 120ft. x 30ft.

    The wharfinger is Mt. W. J. Graham,
    Statistics.

    The followi[...]
    is esti-
    mated that on an average, one vessel arrive[...]ha in the delivery of letters, there is an agitation
    to have the Top Town proclaimed “C[...]y end “Coffs Harbour Jetty.”

    A motor service is maintained between the

    two ends of the to[...]
    [...]a mile-and-a-half; while on the south side there
    is a magnificent beach four miles in length from
    Boambee Heads to the headland. It is averred
    that there are no safer beaches on the co[...]public sheds
    for both sexes. Mr. P. J. MacNamara is president
    and Mr. C. A. Gilles is secretary to the club.

    The lake at the entrance[...]he safest swimming for women and children,
    and it is a regular Sunday resort for residents.





    M[...]s Harbour, were established in 1907.
    The business is now carried on by Mr. A.
    £. Long, J.P., who, sin[...]ensland.

    The Pier Hotel, Coff’s Harbour Jetty, is gener-
    ally admitted to be one. of the most comfo[...]th
    Coast. One of the greatest charms of the house
    is the wide, roomy balconies, where the visitor



    can survey the mighty Pac
    giving ozone. To sea-lovers it is delightful, too,
    to be within sound of the breake[...]of an early morning plunge in
    the surf. The hotel is only a short walk from, the
    magnificent, safe, clean beac where surf-bathing
    is a popular pastime, The culinary arrangements
    of t[...]omprise all the best-known brands.
    Mlectric light is installed throughout the hou ‘and





    H do[...]e system gives complete
    satisfaction. Mr. W. Mann is the proprietor;
    and the hotel is ably managed by Mr. W. M.

    Taylor, who owns a cou[...]y to the jetty,
    and good catches are the rule. It is of interest to
    tourists and travellers to[...]
    [...], the line descends the
    : OFF’S HARBOUR STATION is at 54% range to the valley of the Orara, Karangi station
    3 miles on the south end of the! beach. The is at 46-mile. Karangi eck is crossed at 45-mile

    line runs in a northerly dire[...]the Orara River,



    ascent of the coastal divide is commenced. For

    cE and hugs the latter practicall[...]e six miles of the ruling

    Coramba



    1 station is at 484-mile, but on the opposite side
    gradient (1[...]sh- of the river to the town. A high-level bridge is io
    ing machinery is at 5i-mile. At Red Hill the be built, giving dire[...]ccur (the After Coramba, open, undulating country is
    longest is 891 feet and the shortest is 297 feet, the encountered to Nana Glen. There are[...]feet; bank, 87 feet). Creck). Nana Glen station is at nile on the
    The main camp is at Red Hill, A social hall








    1 1[...]iately after Nana Glen
    the water reservoir, water is pumped to tanks and

    stati Dicer Créek i

    thence supplied by gravitation. There is a large station, Bucca Creck is cro
    power-house driving air-compressors for rock[...]er the
    creck, ‘Thence, densely timbered country is. en-
    countered to Glenreagh (28-mile).





    65
    [...]Excepting the Glenreagh-Dorrigo section—
    -which is not, in reality, an integral part of the through
    line—the eighth section is the most difficult piece



    of construction on t[...]works are extremely heavy. The
    summit of the rise is 600 feet above sea fevel. Up
    the Orara Valley work isis £20,000 per mil
    about five times the cost of an[...]en are on the section. The bulk of the
    earthworks is on the way to completion, <All
    tunnel headings are through and concreting of N
    1 (the longest) is in progress. Steam “navvies
    are at work at Red[...]a and Nana Glen. . The steel span

    at Bucea Creek is in position ready for final rivet-
    ing,



    avera[...]ween £4,000 and £5,000. In the season,
    Anderton is a large buyer and shipper of
    and other farm produ[...]o are just
    inside the main entrance and the other is in the
    millinery and show room. The stores are eq[...]arated and having plenty ef
    space. Electric light is installed throughout. Mr.
    Anderton is a member of the Coffs Harbour Cham-
    ber of Commer[...]aize



    “The Hub,” at Coff’s Harbour Jetty is to be
    found at Mr. W. J. C. Hardy’s Miscellaneo[...]-class billiard tables
    by Heiron and Smith. The h is
    presided over by the proprietor, Mr. Hardy[...]
    [...]nt



    and Mr. A. L. Walsh hon. secretary; and it is un-
    questionably through the efforts of the forme[...]have
    recognised the wisdom of the adage “Union is
    Strength,” and have banded-together for the weal
    of the whole community.” Hence it is that the
    Coff’s Harbour Chamber of Commerce is the third



    We 4

    ce
    A Keen, Active, Public-spi[...]ody of the kind outside the Metropolis;
    but there is no reason why it should not have double
    its present membership; and it is the hounden
    duty of every trader and representati[...]hon, secre-
    tary. The advice to the backward ones is:—‘De
    it Now!"

    Among. the multifarious[...]
    [...]ll accommodate about 20 patients. Mr. C.
    A. Finch is president, Mr. A. E. Long has been
    retary

    £1,40[...]Mr.
    W. Moore, manager of the City Bank of Sydney is
    hon. treasurer. Mes A. Ei. Long, T. Anderson[...]been elected life members.



    The Hotel Vitzroy is situated on a commanding



    and ideal site at Co[...]m-
    fortable hostelry for tourists and travellers, it: has
    no equal on the Central North Coast. The Pro[...]rt






    The




    uy, 1914, hotel which is on a

    y Taree

    ar












    run[...]by electrically-driven machin-
    ery; and firewood is cut by this power. The staft
    numbers 16, each of whom is courteous and atten-
    tive to guests.
    [...]arbour.

    Interesting Facts and Vigures Concerning its Mervellous Growth and Importance.

    SS

    HE Coff’s District (ineluding Woolguolga
    and Bucea), is backed by hardwood fore
    comprising probably the m[...]land. Most cf
    the timber exported to the Dominion is ironbark,
    which is utilised in sleeper, waggon and jetty con-
    struct[...]ff's Harbour Timber Company operates
    mills. No. 1 is 15

    two miles and No. 2 is four
    and a half miles from Coff’s Harbour. The com-
    pany is thoroughly down-to-date in its methods.
    [...]00 and
    £60,000. Mr. MacKay, it may he mentioned, ts
    recognised as one of the leading timber experts
    i[...]h
    proves that the natural outlet for this product is
    Coff’s Harbour.



    The 13-mile railway section[...]WG

    THE FISHING INDUSTRY OF. COFF’S
    HARBOUR.

    Its Great Development in the near Future is
    Assured.

    HERE is no doubt that the fishing industry
    of Coff’s Ha[...]in the near future,
    develop very considerably. [t is anticipa-
    ted that one of the State trawlers will[...]One of the best snapper reefs on the coast is
    only a few miles from the port. Deep-sea whiting[...]ther adjacent beaches.

    North of Coff’s Harbour is Macauley’s Beach,
    a popular fishing and[...]
    [...].

    Bee Coff’s Harbour, now in course of con- It is not proposed to use any stone of less

    weight than 4 tons in the construction of this wall,
    and it is also intended that the larger stones ob-
    tained f[...]nces at the 350 feet north of the existing jetty. Its length will
    most eastern point of South Coff’s[...]afterwards be lessened if found mainland, and it is intended to construct this por-
    necessary.[...]
    [...]As the con-
    struction of the Northern Breakwater is extended,
    the gap between the mainland and South[...]quent reduction of the
    of sea within the Harbour, it-is proposed to
    struct two SOft. jetties, 400[...]the
    side of the ship.

    The stone for these works is obtained from the
    quarry opened up at South Coffs Island. It ts
    atmetamorphic rock of heavy character, and emin-[...]e waves and
    weather for many years, it g
    dence of its durable nature.

    The works are being carried out.[...]ths and Co.; and Mr. W. IE. Kemp, A.M.
    Inst. C.E. is the resident engineer in charge of



    the work.

    The compiler is indebted to the Director Gen-
    eral of Public Work[...]d ino bringing the
    into due prominence, In 1905 a
    is held in favor of the rth
    and Mr. MacNamara was ap[...]tion of turning the first sod of
    the railway. Ile is a Justice of the Peace for New
    South Wales and) Queensland; is Federal and
    State Returning Officer; is a Sworn Valuer under
    the RP. and is a Commissioner for Affidavit[...]N acNamara_ was _first-clerk of Dorrigo Sh

    ty is president of the local surf club; agent
    Tor the o[...]darge number of Sydney firms and persons; and
    he is besides the pioneer auctioneer of Co

    Harbour.
    [...]tta. The climate being
    D Ga ticuciatvone sae Seen phenomenal,is a large area under pineapples, and the’
    sub-div[...]n
    At the foot bf the Red Hill, the Lands De- frit grows wild, even in the midst of the forests.
    partment[...]f the largest forest reserves ietheeState tables, is apparent to every observant visitor. Ow-
    —the Bucca—is adjacent to Coffs Harbour. ing to existing high f[...]Vegetables almost grow wild in the district;
    land is well adapted for the raising of tropical and land that is apparent! poor, on being worked,
    :and sub-tropica[...]d quality.
    there has been a large increase in the growth of Tropical Fruit Plantations and Orchards.
    banan[...]pples on the eastern fall of the At Korora, which is charmingly situated on the
    -coastal-ranges[...]
    [...]Cavendish bananas, and he has a new
    variety which is very much sought after on
    count of its delicious flavour and size. No
    thar 22 dozen have[...]hich produces the Isabella, a
    fine table variety) is 25 years old. There are also
    fig trees, producing[...]rora.



    To drive out to Korora in a motor car is a
    most delightful and exhilarating experience. The
    road traversed is over hill and dale and yound

    sharp bluffs amidst[...]e wa The showground, Which con-
    sists of 19 acres is about a quarier of a mils from
    the town on the Wo[...]r. A. E. Long, J.P., was the first
    retary, and he is now president.’ Mr. V. C
    ho at presen: hls ite[...]by Mr. Owen Cartan, who now
    manages the busine He is considered to be one
    of the most skillful coachbu[...]arm waggons and plows;
    and every class of vehicle is built to order in the
    factory under his personal[...]ral equipment, including a well-appointed
    hearse, is estimated to be worth about £200.[...]
    [...]d, it will rapidly come into public favour.
    There is no doubt that, from a tourist point of
    view, Coff[...]ed
    Hill to Coff’s Harbour, The shortest circuit is
    through Central Bucea, a distance of 80 mile

    Thr[...]he distance
    42 miles.







    Another circuit is from Coffs Harbour to
    Woolgoolga, Half-way Creek[...]iful trip.
    A tour through the lovely Orara Valley is a
    most delightful experience. Starting from Coff’s
    Harbour, the Red Hill is negotiated, thence the
    south and west branches of[...]e most charming, interesting and
    diversified tour is from Coff’s Harbour to Dorrigo
    township, via Co[...]klana, The return journey from Dorrigo town-
    ship is made down the cutting (seven miles) to
    Bellingen[...]igh and Coff’s Harbour.
    covered in this circuit is about 90
    specially recommended to
    undertake this[...]purposes than
    to behold the majestic scenery that is unfolded
    during the journey down the cutting.

    and Coff’s
    This is a

    Har-
    most in-





    feet in[...]
    [...]‘from the inception) taking a foremost part in its

    formation, The racecourse, which has every modern
    appurtenance, is situated about a mile to the south
    of each town,[...]headquarters are
    at Kempsey, with which this club is affiliated), have
    been erected. Few country clubs[...]additional ex-
    penditure of £50. The club holds its annual meet-
    ing in July. Since the commencement[...]enrolment fee being 10/6. The
    patron of the club is Mr. W. Seccombe. The fol-
    lowing are the o[...]
    [...]In 1901 he established the paspalum seed in- try is ned to very considerable di-
    cust earning the sob[...]many apparently.
    Famous Handshaken Paspalum seed is now stocked more skilled and able men might have[...]hrioughout the
    introduced and grown; and the sale is enormous. shir










    “fata[...]
    [...]ders, ete.,
    employed ever since; and the business is constantly
    increasing .

    Mr. Seccombe has a br
    th[...]Dorrigo,
    Stennett;

    neh at
    BLT.

    under
    he is







    represented in Bellingen by Mr. A. G.[...]h a reputation for ability
    and probity. The store is the oldest-established
    aat Coff's Harbour; and up[...]i-
    versal emporiums on the North Coast. Mr. Perry
    is a Justice of the Peace, a vice-president of the
    C[...]l affairs, and has become ex-
    tremely popular. Je is secretary to the Coff’s
    Harbour Agricultural So[...]uctioneer at Coff’s Harbour for
    many years, and is considered a good judge of
    cattle.
    [...]factory has a
    reputation in Sydney and London for its High-class
    and even quality.

    out







    At pr[...]to the factory within a radius of 15 miles.
    ream is sent to be converted into butter from



    Bonvil[...]prizes for the all-round cellence of its product.
    At the RAS. in 1914, it gained first hon[...]and also the grand



    aggregate.

    The machinery is of modern
    combined churn and worker
    iser, which w[...]alled,

    The laboratory
    Bacteriological plates



    is thorot



    ily down-to-date



    are made in order[...]th, L. F. Uther and J. Burk:
    ing. Mr. A. Marshall is manager and secretary,





    Messrs[...]
    [...]tibly proved that they
    are the possessors of what is commonly called
    Of such stuff is Murdoch Stewart McLean, one

    of the chief pioneer[...]ohn 0’ Groats, on June 30, 1855, the subject of
    is sketch a sd oon the Richmond, in 1884,
    and shortl[...], consist-
    lapted for
    and other
    sand i meuidended is peautitully: situated on an
    r MeLeati has[...]
    [...]he modern plant
    on the Central North Coa His shop is so well
    equipped with the latest machinery, that[...]semble it; but at
    O’Keefe'’s works everything is made on the premi-
    ses. Mr. O’Keefe carries imm[...]material
    on





    of
    000
    also
    naves and
    and he is in a position to guar-
    work as being bone dry. Hi[...]minimum of labor and with the utmost
    celerity. It is not so long ago that teamsters were
    compelled, wh[...]hey wait, which saves time and money. Me.
    O'Keefe is now mal a speciality of motor re-
    pairs, and turns out motor springs with despateh,
    He is the pioncer funeral director of Coffs Har-
    bour,[...]inced a great
    Feeruiting for the prescut war; and is one of the
    trustees cf the local Amelioration Committee. ee
    is a Justice of the Peace for New South Wale
    tae =.[...]ren, in 1910. The

    mise fac the Pacific Ocean and is only a short
    distance from the beach, which makes[...]ains 83 well-appointed roomy bedrooms and

    has
    It is continuously
    and
    that
    is thoroughly

    every comfort appertaining to[...]

    MD

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    <p>&gt; It's phenomenal growth and great future possibilities summarised.</p>
    <[...]Murdoch Stewart McLean</p>
    <p>On page 103, there is a description of Ocean View House. At the end, the following sentence is missing:&nbsp;</p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="mso-ansi-language: EN-US;">It was a sad day indeed when the fire at the Jetty Township gutted<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;this grand old building.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;The fire also had an effect on the real estate values. At the time of the fire business sites were being realized at 27 pound a foot.</p>
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