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The Life and Ministry of the Rev. Robert Cartwright

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions Rev. Robert Cartwright was one of the pioneer Christian clergy in what is now the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. …

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200th Anniversary of the first Christian service in this region

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions On Sunday 29 November 1820 Governor Lachlan Macquarie and a party of officials and helpers camped beside Lake Bathurst on …

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1935 Unveiling of monument to first Christian service in the region

Bishop Ernest Burgmann dedicating the cross near Lake Bathurst, 30 November 1935 On Sunday 29 November 1820 Governor Lachlan Macquarie and a party of officials and helpers camped beside Lake …

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1820 First Christian Service

The Rev. Robert Cartwright was one of the pioneer Christian clergy in what is now the Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. He was born in Shropshire in 1771 and arrived …

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October 1820 Gov. Macquarie’s Journey through Goulburn Plains

1820 – 16 October-6 November  (Parramatta/Weereewaa return) Governor Lachlan Macquarie: Journey to the Western and Southern Countries (Wallandilli-Cookbundoon-Mulwaree-Bundong-Weereewaa) 20 October Macquarie, with a large entourage (including Charles Throsby, Rev Cartwright …

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1820 Weereewaa

1820 Weereewaa (Lake George) Joseph Wild, servant of Charles Throsby and maker of the road over the Cookbundoon to Bathurst, was sent by Throsby to find Weereewaa which he had …

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1820 Crookwell

1820 Woodhouselee, Crookwell district, Grabben Gullen Seeking a road route to Bathurst, James Meehan with James Charker, Joseph Wild and James Vaughan was at Wallandilli (Arthursleigh) on 20 April.  They …

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1819

1819 Arthursleigh (Wallandilli), Cookbundoon, Taralga, Burra Burra Lake Seeking a southern route to Bathurst – to avoid the arduous Blue Mountains route – Charles Throsby, guided by the Aboriginal men …

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1818

1818 – Meehan and Throsby at Moorooaulin (Marulan) and Meehan at Bungonia, Windellama, Bundong (Lake Bathurst) and Mulwaree Seeking to find a route to Jervis Bay across the Shoalhaven River, …

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1798

1798 On 22 March, John Wilson and scribe John Price reached the vicinity of Marulan (Moorooaulin).  The next day (23 March) they travelled to present day Mt Towrang (vicinity of …

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