The PSFHS has for some time now been gathering research for a new, revised publication about the history of not only the Tilligerry Peninsula but all the surrounding areas of Parading Ground[part of early Williamtown], Salt Ash, Bobs Farm, Majors Flat, Lower Anna Bay and Taylors Beach [formerly Banks Farm]. The additional settlements are all found within the Tilligerry Creek catchment, conservation area.
The original book published by the society in 1996, “A History of the Tilligerry Peninsula”, is now ‘out of print’ and our new book will not only update and correct some of the previously published information, but also present some wonderful new historical data about the earliest landholders to the Tilligerry Creek catchment areas and also the unique maritime history of the waterways of the southern shores of Port Stephens.
We are asking all readers of our journal ‘Lemon Tree’ and kindred societies if they can help with their family history, photographs or land grants/ records regarding the early settlement and the pioneers of these areas. All deposited information will be acknowledged to the submitter in the publication and please quote any records or reference source used. Any oral histories and interesting stories about the families would be a wonderful addition in putting a human face to our pioneering ancestors.
CONTACT: Denise Gaudion
PHONE: 0422 303 171