Heading north - part seven

Today was for relaxing. It was just a short drive through the canefields from Maclean to Ballina, following the banks of the Richmond River that led to a sunset walk by the water. 412 more words


5 - George Hicks of Lismore

MR. G. HICKS – Obituary – Lismore  Star – December 8 1930 

There was a representative attendance at the funeral in Lismore  of Mr. 192 more words


Ballina-Byron Council amalgamation? Same old, same old

So talk of amalgamation between Ballina and Byron Shire Councils keeps on (there’s another article in the Northern Star this weekend that doesn’t appear to be online, and a quick Google search shows a few from earlier in the year). 130 more words


Alexandra surfs inside the mouth of the Richmond River by Dan Webber

My ten year old daughter rides a 7’6″ soft board. We surf together inside the mouth of the Richmond River, where a sand spit juts seaward from an island in the middle of the estuary. 201 more words

Moving Pictures

History of the James River

On May 17, 1607 an expedition of English explorers landed on the shores of Virginia after a charter was granted to the “Virginia Company” by King James the First.  582 more words




The Courier (Brisbane,… Saturday 18 May 1861

A private letter from Grafton states that  
by a recent flood in that district, 800,000 feet  
of cedar were carried over the Richmond River  bar, and five houses washed away.      

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