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166525 Cottage Creek - - 1832 Newcastle 1832 Directory
One and half miles from Newcastle on the right is a Government Cottage, lately purchased by Mr. Weller. Here you cross a small stream......

167039 Cottage Creek - - 9 August 1924 Newcastle SMH
The Public Works Committee yesterday decided to recommend the construction of a storm water channel at Cottage Creek, Newcastle

167040 Cottage Creek - - - Newcastle -
Pre-settlement Condition In the early days of settlement the Cottage Creek catchment consisted of sandy and swampy flats. The vegetation was very scrub like and included species such as ti-trees. Natural watercourses wove through the lowlands, filtering and transferring water to the Hunter River outlet. The sand beds and swamps were important sources of water for aborigines and pioneer white settlers. How the Creek got its name…. In the early convict days a cottage-like structure was erected on the eastern bank of the creek, about where Hunter Street west is now; the track to Maitland crossed the creek at this spot. The cottage was used to house the military guard to prevent convicts escaping. Eventually a bridge was built which later became known as the Cottage Bridge and hence lead to the name of Cottage Creek for the waterway…..Industrialisation of Cottage Creek….

173921 Cottage Creek - - 23 August 1902 Newcastle NMH
The traveller leaving Newcastle for Maitland in the 1830s journeyed along a lonely road, where once the aboriginal roamed in freedom.. Leaving the settlement by the sandy bush track which stretched away westward, the first habitation passed was the Cottage of Mr. Weller, situated some two miles out of town and from that point no other dwelling was reached until the traveller approached the vicinity of Platts farm

173929 Cottage Creek - - 22 September 1825 Newcastle SG
The wife of Rev. Threlkeld gave birth to a daughter on 16th September 1825 at the Government Cottage near Newcastle

173931 Cottage Creek - - 1826 - 28 Newcastle See Hunter Valley Settler page for Francis Shortt
On 27 December 1826 the Australian reported that Mrs. Laura Shortt, in pursuance of the conditions in which she obtained a conditional pardon, has taken up her residence at Newcastle. In an advertisement and letter to James Horton taken out by her father Laurence Halloran in the Sydney Gazette in February 1827 it is revealed that Laura and her husband were given accommodation at the Government Cottage at Newcastle....When my daughter removed to Newcastle in obedience to the wish of Government (for I deny any obligatory or compulsory rustication), I wrote on her behalf to Captain Allman the Commandant at that settlement; a gentleman, to whose public character, my humble fiat cannot add an iota of celebrity; with whose name the virtues of humanity and benevolence have become identified. He with that considerate compassion which has marked every act of his Commandantcy kindly allowed my daughter and her husband to occupy apartments in a Government cottage kept by a constable and his wife.

181409 Cottage Creek - - 8 August 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
Samuel Beckett and Duncan Kennedy both in government service charged with being out of quarters at unseasonable hours and on suspicion of attempting a robbery at the Farm Cottage occupied by Rev. Threlkeld....Mr. Threlkeld states. ....between one and two oclock yesterday morning the dogs at the farm gave an alarm, I got out of bed and went to the camp of the native blacks near the house. One of them told me some white men had been there and had struck him with a musket and told him to be gone. A man servant at the farm searched the adjacent grounds and saw some men concealed who made off on perceiving him. Joseph Davis snapt his pistol at one of them but it missed fire. Throsby the black fired but missed his object.. Joseph Davis states - About 1/2 past twelve yesterday morning I was abed and heard the dogs making a great noise. A native black called Throsby came and called m and said there were white men with muskets threatening to shoot him. I got my pistol and opened the window but did not then see any stranger; I went to the fire where the blacks were and then saw a man at distance running. I cannot speak to his person. I did not go to bed but remained with the blacks. The master retired to the house. About an hour after one of the blacks told me there was a stranger behind one of the huts. I went and asked who was there but did not get an answer but a man ran away. I shot my pistol at him, it miss fired. Throsby fired but without effect. We followed the man a short distance but lost sight of him. Kennedy, the man I shot at was only five or six yards from him. Two native blacks, Throsby and Purcell state that they saw at the farm yesterday morning four men, two of them had muskets, the person who had the muskets were named Leary or Lowe, bot free. Leary struck Throsby with the butt end of his musket. Beckett and Kennedy were with them. In this stage of the proceedings the Chief Constable stated that from certain private information he had received it was probably on further enquiry the intentions of the prisoners in going to the farm would be brought to light. Prisoners remanded to the following day

173933 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 1 November 1848 Newcastle MM
TRAVERSING THE BOUNDARIES.-To-day, has been an unusual day at Newcastle- the tinkling of a bell and announcement of a crier summoned those of the citizens to the court-house who wished to accompany the magistrates with the surveyor to traverse the boundary line of our city. The principal parties in attendance were the chief magistrate, Major Crummer ; the second magistrate, Dr. Stacv; Captain Biddulph, the port master; the collector of quit-rents, and a host of native youths, started at about half-past twelve with Mr. Charlton, the surveyor and leader. The first point that was reached was the east corner-pin of the Burwood Estate, memorable not only as the boundary of this city, but for a malicious trick that had been perpetrated a few years ago on Mr. Kemps horse. We then proceeded along that fence in a westerly direction to another corner in, which was designated the Rum Comer, by the collector of quit-rents pouring on it a glass of rum. Thence we proceeded . through a swamp, which, from previous rains, was under water, creating no little amusement both to the men and boys. I ought to have mentioned that the party was attended by music and vocalists, whose loyalty was expressed by singing the anthem God save the Queen, Rule Britannia, and other national songs, followed by great cheering at the several sentiments given by Captain Biddulph and the magistrates. When the whole party reached the Cottage Bridge, and passing the meat-preserving establishment of Mr. Dangar, most of them had a good swim in the creek before re- turning to the court-house, where, after again singing the anthem God save the Queen, the party dispersed, pleased with their recreation. N.B.-The waters of the Hunter and South Pacific Ocean are the other boundary lines.

173934 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 24 March 1855 Newcastle MM
William Page. butcher, opening business in his newly erected premises near the Cottage Bridge

173935 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 18 February 1856 Newcastle Empire
Meeting of Representatives of the United Counties of Northumberland and Hunter held at the Railway Inn at Cottage Bridge, Newcastle

173936 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 30 April 1859 Newcastle MM
An allotment of land near the Cottage Bridge sold for 100 pounds in 1859

173945 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 12 August 1926 Newcastle NMH
A kiosk was established on the Cottage Bridge, Hunter Street, West by the Limbless and Maimed Soldiers Association in 1926

173946 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 17 December 1923 Newcastle NMH
A big Christmas attraction in Newcastle - Perry Bros. combined ring circuses and menageries to open near the Cottage Bridge, Hunter Street

173947 Cottage Creek Bridge - - 13 September 1883 Newcastle NMH
Gilbert Bros., coachbuilders and undertakers situated at Cottage Bridge, Newcastle

173937 Cottage Creek Bridge (Hotel) - - 12 July 1859 Newcastle MM
An old Established business to be let - The Railway Hotel near the Cottage Bridge, Newcastle. The house contains ten rooms in addition to the bar, kitchen, wash house, and store. It has a large yard with stabling and an excellent well of water. It is in very good repair; is situated in an increasing neighbourhood and is now in full trade etc

106650 Cottage Creek Burial Ground - - 1857 Half a mile from Newcastle A voyage to Australia and NZ., J.A. Askew
Small cemetery in a neat enclosure containing several headstones bearing the names of captains who had died at the port. Askew was driven out of the area by mosquitos

167041 Cottage Creek Burial Ground - - - Newcastle Australian Cemeteries Index
The original Honeysuckle Cemetery, also known as Newcastle West and Cottage Creek, was located between Hunter Street and the main northern railway line at the western end of the city of Newcastle. It comprised a Wesleyan Methodist/Presbyterian portion and a Roman Catholic portion that were in use from c.1840. The cemetery was closed in 1883 when Sandgate Cemetery was opened. Early in the 20th century, the Honeysuckle site was resumed by the Railways Department. All the remains were exhumed and reinterred, mostly at Sandgate but a few at Swansea, in 1916.......

173932 Cottage Creek Burial Ground - - 4 March 1902 Newcastle NMH
Only three non conformist denominations were then represented and in the Presbyterian, Catholic and Wesleyan Churches were dedicated the land at Hunter Street west, upon which may now be found the fast decaying memorials of past generations of Novocastrians. Looking at the neglected cemeteries today, the present generation will entirely fail to realise the scene which presented itself to those who chose the site for a burying ground. From the earliest years, the place was known as the Cottage Bridge, from the fact that on the banks of the creek there formerly stood a cottage occupied by an officer who controlled the prisoners engaged in making the roads. In Mr. C.H. Hannells childhood, he was carried by the blacks to see the last of the cottage which was destroyed by fire; but though many years have elapsed the name has never changed. (Note - Clarence Hewson Hannell was baptised at Newcastle in November 1836)

173938 Cottage Creek Burial Ground - - 5 April 1862 Newcastle Newcastle Chronicle
Presbyterian Burial Ground, Cottage Bridge - The Trustees have appointed Mr. William Stirton, Sexon and Overseer to this place of interment. The key of the gate will be in his possession and he has the right of opening the ground for graves. His residence will be in one of Mr. Clarkes cottages near the burial ground. Any one wishing to bury on this ground must procure an order from the Trustees of St. Andrews Church Watt Street

181416 Cottage Creek Camp (Indigenous) - - 9 August 1825 Newcastle NSW Courts Magistrates, Newcastle Police Court: 1823-1825 (Ancestry)
Samuel Beckett and Duncan Kennedy on remand from previous day brought before the court....It appearing that the object of the prisoners in going to the Farm Cottage as stated in the proceedings previously was not for the purpose of plunder, but with a very reprehensible intention of communicating with the female servants of Rev. Threlkeld and the black native girls encamped in the vicinity of the Cottage, the more serious part of the charge is withdrawn and they are thereupon sentenced to be confined at night to the Prisoner Barracks

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