Clarence Valley Independent

Schaeffer House- Historical Society

Five year old Nate Thorburn from Victoria Park in WA landed this nice bream at his first attempt at fishing on the east coast at Yamba. Image: Contributed

It happened in this year


John Small sailed to the Clarence on board “Susan”. 

Cedar-getters arrived on river.

Captain Butcher’s map of the river 1838.


Bishop Sawyer drowned.

First steam punt at Dobie Street was commissioned.

Catholic School opened in Grafton.


Grafton Grammar School new building opened Mary Street.

Post Office building on present site opened.

Shares offered in Grafton Gas Lighting Company.


Fisher Park gazetted.

The Grip newspaper founded by Henry Fane Becker.

The Barn erected on old Showground site.

Criterion Hall opened.


Basketball commenced in Drill Hall.

Sunderland Flying Boat Service commenced.


Tim the Bream Ampol fishing competition.


Civic Centre opened.

Runnymede Hospital closed.


Clocktower Hotel opened.

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

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