Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tanilba Bay

Tanilba Bay

So what it about this stunning piece of Port Stephens that I love so much?
All of it!

From the magnificent gates
'The Water Gate' with the bollards from H.M.A.S Sydney
'The Entrance Gates'
which were built by unemployed workers during the Depression  
 to commemorate the centenary in 1931 of the land grant to the Caswells,

To the unique, and sometimes confusing,
layout of the township itself
being based on Walter Burley Griffin's plan for Canberra with a central 
'Avenue of the Allies' 
which all roads radiate from, 
which simply means all roads go round!
Koala in a local street

The streets remind us of WW1 veterans with names like Diggers Drive. Navy Nook
Convict built Tanilba house, 1837, was the home of William Caswell who was granted 50 acres in 1831 for his service in the Napoleonic wars.
and so we also have such as President Wilson Walk, Poilus Parade and Clemenceau Crescent

The name means "place of white flowers" and we are blessed with the sight of Flannel Flowers growing wild and heralding in another season.

and our numerous wild flowers that make every season special

1 comment:

  1. I am learning so much about your area and it is lovely - it sounds like a piece of heaven.



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