The Sunday History Photo

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 08:41
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Any one remember the Forster-Tuncurry Ferry, When on holiday with my parents we crossed on it , then passed through Maitland just a week after the big flood 1955

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Reply By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:05

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:05
Doug we are on 2wks holidays at Forster right now, and only yesterday I was reading a plaque erected near the Forster side landing....lists a history of the services provided and all the ferrymen's names....take a photo later and put it up.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:07

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 09:07
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See.........I knew you were there...lol

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:53

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:53
This is how it looks today from the same spot.Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:24

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:24
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Interesting , is that part of the old ramp in the foreground.

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:01

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 14:01
Yes that is part of the old ramp....the one on the other side is actually still mostly complete....I wet a line there yesterday.Image Could Not Be Found
Check out the tourist bus driving off the ferry bottom photo.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:13

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 10:13
As I mentioned the Maitland floods it prompted me to do a search, found this website, on reading this section makes again wonder what all the fuss is about this Climate Change crap

## The winter of 1954 was very mild. August 1954 still stands at as being one of the warmest August in history. Monthly rainfall totals from October 1954 to February 1955 were above average across a large area of the Hunter. Many locations received there highest rainfall totals on recorded. ##

Hunter Floods of 1955


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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:23

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 11:23
I agree with you on that climate change crap Doug. You hear on the news all the time, "today was the hottest day in April since 1953" then they say it's climate change? Go figure.

Cheers Luke
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:29

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:29
I was a little kid at school at Singleton in the 55 floods . Our farm on a hilltop , was cut off and was an island in a huge sea . I was going past there the other day , and there is no farm there anymore - all housing estates - I hope they have insurance for flood damage !.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dick (Int) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:28

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:28
Willie, I was sitting in a barn loft for 3 days at Whittingham (4 miles south of Singleton) during the 1955 flood. Send me an email and tell me more about your time in Singleton.

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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:41

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 12:41
Surely the question is what will the grand children think of us if we gamble on the future. I think its called RISK MANAGEMENT ..... not convenient but probably wise....silverback
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:17

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:17
Are you that old?

Old timer eh but!!


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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:23

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 13:23
You watch it ol' fella.
Taking the troup to Kurrimine Beach after lunch . I might get some exercise eh.

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Reply By: Member - Dick (Int) - Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:31

Sunday, Apr 06, 2008 at 19:31
Hi Doug,

I remember the Foster-Tuncurry ferry very well also the Hexam-Raymond Terrace Ferry.

I sat in the middle of the 1955 floods for 3 days just south of Singleton where we lived.

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