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Date Registered: 01-2013
Location: Marsfield, NSW
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Re: Hunter Range, Saturday 16 March 2013


Hi Todd,

I'd love to tag along on this trip, sounds like it'll be a good day out.
Will be my first trip in the exy but not my first 4x4ing trip.

I look forward to meeting you all

cheers,
Chris

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Date Registered: 08-2011
Location: Lalor Park, NSW
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No worries Chris. I'll add you to the list.

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Chris,

Please remember to acknowledge the forum trips disclaimer (the link to which can be found in the first post) before going on any forum trip.

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Chris,

Please remember to acknowledge the forum trips disclaimer (the link to which can be found in the first post) before going on any forum trip.



Hi Jalal,

I have now read and accepted the disclaimer in the appropriate thread.
sorry I missed the fine print.

cheers,
Chris

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Thanks Chris.

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Hi Todd,
Don't have a radio, and just looked at the threads here re that discuss what's best (and you feature).
Think it's unlikely I will be up to speed enough to make a decision and have it installed before the trip, let alone know how to use one :holy: .
Will go and look at them, and then perhaps have a bettr idea.

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That's fine Gail. It's not 100% necessary, just makes life easier that's all. Usually there is 1 or 2 spare hand helds floating around anyway so we will see how we go on the day.

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Date Registered: 08-2011
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If anyone is interested in reading up a bit of history of the area before you get out there, check this out:

Heading north out of Windsor and up along the Putty Road, the bitumen quickly changes into an undulating and windy road as it climbs from the Colo River north. This is a paradise for motorcycles on weekends and justifiably so. It's an awesome bit of tarmac. The Putty Road closely follows Bulga Road, which is named after the Bulga River. The first exploration of the area was undertaken by Mr John Howe (1774–1852), who was an Englishman that migrated to Australia in June 1802, and given a grant for 100 acres at Mulgrave Place on the Hawkesbury River. John Howe's initial ambition was to be a teacher, and with little enthusiasm for farming on his acreage, he became an auctioneer in 1811.

Success with the sale and lease of several properties saw favour from the then governor, and a joint contract with James McGrath saw the two men commissioned to repair the road from Sydney to Windsor in 1813. Thompson was also contracted to build a toll bridge over South Creek in Windsor, known for many years as Howe's Bridge. From 1814–1821 Howe was chief constable and coroner at Windsor.

The 24th October 1819 saw Howe, a party of five and two aborigines depart Windsor to find a trafficable route from the Hawkesbury to the Hunter Valley, although part of the route had already been traversed in 1817 by William Parr (Parr Conservation Reserve) and in 1818 by Benjamin Singleton (the township of Singleton). Following knowledge that runaway convicts from the Coal River Settlement were escaping south to the Hawkesbury, Howe succeeded when he reached Doyle's Creek on the 5th November 1819. Fine grazing land was found though a suitable permanent route was not.

In February 1820, another expedition with 13 men and two aborigines left under Howe's command, and following the advice of the two native guides, mapped a route which is now Bulga Road. They successfully reached the Hunter River near Whittingham and followed the course as far north as Maitland. Howe was rewarded with 700 acres of land (283ha) near the present township of Singleton, with an additional 500 acres (202ha) granted in 1824. Howe eventually retired to a small farm in 1839, though his legacy and triumphs are remembered long after his passing in 1852.

The Putty Road is designated as State Route 69 and links Sydney's west to the Hunter Valley. It was opened up in 1823 and was initially a popular cattle rustling route. Later on, legitimate transportation of livestock north and south became the primary purpose though with the onset of coastal steam traders, the road became less used in favour of the faster and easier coastal transport.



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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Roster out.
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Date Registered: 08-2011
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Good stuff Gail. I will change the TBC.

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