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Belmont Settlement : 22-04-2014
Belmont Settlement : 22-04-2014

Photographs supplied by Stephen Woods

Monument ommemorates the first European settlement of Bahtahbah (Belmont) established by Reverend L. Threlkeld of the London Mission Society and was erected during Belmont's 150th anniversary celebrations. The plaque on this memorial is now missing.

Rev. Daniel Tyerman and a wealthy layman, George Bennet, were visiting the society's mission fields and Reverend Threlkeld accompanied them to Australia, intending to return to England. In Sydney, the visitors proposed the establishment of a mission to the Aboriginals and Governor Brisbane was agreeable.  In January 1825 a site was fixed at Reid's Mistake (Belmont) on Lake Macquarie, and Threlkeld was appointed missionary.


Address:Ada Street & Pacific Highway, Belmont, 2280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.040138
Long: 151.657865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1825
Approx. Event End Date:1825


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1975
Source: H, MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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