Photo: Kevin Gale collection
Photo taken 1906/7
L to R: D. R. Howard, Mrs Howard, Alice Leader, Victor Howard, Mrs H. Luke, R. C. Leader, Ida Lloyd, Miss Buckley & C, Howard
In front: Clifton & Clive LukeRef: Written on photo.
Photos: Lynn Ryan
Elizabeth Harris, b 7/2/1823 in England was the second daughter of Thomas and Patience Harris.
It is on record that Thomas Harris' Aunt was the Mother of Captain Cook. Maybe this connection influenced them to come to Australia which they fondly referred to as "Jimmy's land" for after moving about England for many years seeking work Thomas and Patience Harris together with their nine children emigrated, arriving in port Jackson on the 11 October 1837 on the ship "Augusta Jessie" a trip that took four months.
Elizabeth married (2nd) Luke Conroy.Ref: Looking Back and Moving Forward by Effie White - Johnson
Photo: D. O'Brian collection
The problem - high sandstone cliffs - and the solution - steep grade and numerous sharp curves - are both evident at this location, a short distance north of where the line makes its spectacular entry into the Wolgan Valley.Ref: H. Deane, M.A., M. Inst. C.E.
Photo: Janet Lesslie collection
This photo of a triple engine train struggling to pull only 1100 tons of coal around tight 8 chain curves and 1 in 43 uphill grades clearly demonstrates the problems to rail transport inherent from the "greatest single blunder" to "bottleneck" development in the west. This photo taken from a Zig Zag viaduct arch shows that the existing main line on this climb is on the same rail formation as the original Zig Zag.Ref: Janet Lesslie
Photo: Betty Edwards collection
Ref: Betty Edwards
Persons on balcony from left: Unknown, Unknown, Casper Maria, Sid Taylor, Unknown, Ivy Cooper, Unknown
Persons at ground from left: Unknown (on horse), Hilda Cooper (child), Gladys Cooper, Pearl Cooper (on horse)
Ref: Betty Edwards
Photo: Shirley Tunnicliff collection
The Soldier sitting is Thomas Brown, son of Archibald Arthur Brown, Great Great Grandson of James Bloodworth, master brickmaker and convict on the First Fleet 1788. James made and taught convicts how to make bricks, these bricks were used to build the First Government House, (now covered by the Museum of Sydney). Thomas, after the war married Ruby Anthes and went to Wollongong, working in the mines.Ref: Shirley Tunnicliff