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Centenary Gates : 17-August-2014
Centenary Gates : 17-August-2014

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The Tanilba Bay Centenary Gates commemorate the centenary of the arrival of Lieutenant William Caswell in Tanilba.

The first settler in the area was Lieutenant William Caswell who was granted 50 acres of land at Tanilba in 1831 in recognition of his military service in the Royal Navy.
 
Using convict labour, William Caswell laid the foundations of Tanilba House in 1837. It was built of quartz porphyry stone which was quarried nearby. The mortar came from the lime produced by burning oysters. Vineyeards, gardens and a dairy were estabishled on the estate. We previously visited the homestead on one of the days when it is open to the public. It is a fantastic place retaining its charm of yesteryear.
 
In 1920, Henry F Halloran, surveyor, real estate agent and property developer, purchased Tanilba Estate. He co-ordinated the building of a number of intriguing structures in local stone in the streets and parks of Tanilba Bay.
 

 

Location

Address:Avenue of the Allies, , Tanilba Bay, 2319
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.729221
Long: 152.000113
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Gate
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1831
Approx. Event End Date:1931
Monument Designer:Mr Henry F. Halloran
Monument Manufacturer:Mr W. Powe (builder)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 31st March, 1931
Front Inscription
TANILBA BAY
Left Side Inscription
TANILBA CENTENARY GATES
Designed and Erected By Henry F. Halloran
COMPLETED 31st MARCH 1931.
(back)
PORT STEPHENS
Discovered and Named by Captain Cook .
11th MAY 1770.

 
Right Side Inscription
THE BOLLARDS ON THE CENTRAL PILLARS 
Are From H.M.A.S. Sydney
Victor in Australia's First Naval Battle
9th NOVEMBER 1914.
Source: MA
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