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Aboriginal heritage

Since the Dreaming Aboriginal people have been part of what we now call Beecroft and Cheltenham for over 30,000 years. This date derives from the

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Abram, William

Frederick William Abram was born in Germany in 1854 of an English father and a German mother; his father was a bee farmer from Somerset

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Agriculture

Agriculture in the District. The National Geographic Society says that ‘agriculture’ is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing crops and raising livestock.

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Alcock, Edward

Edward Henry Alcock was born in Darling Point, Sydney, in 1854, son of English-born Thomas Alcock who had come to Sydney in the 1840s. With

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Allsop, Francis

Francis Allsop, Jr, was born in the district in 1835, son of a convict father and free mother, Frances Allsop and Ann Eyles. In 1848

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Arden

Arden Anglican School Arden Anglican School at Beecroft (as it is now known) can trace its origins to a school that commenced in Beecroft in

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Ballooderry

Ballooderry (c 1783-1791)[1] lived around Ryde and his name is the same as the fish we know as ‘leather jacket’ – a salt water fish. His

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Barnby, Alfred

Alfred Barnby was born around 1850 to Edgar and Hannah Barnby. He was a draftsman when he married a widow Angelina Charlotte Wachsmann in 1880. Angelina 

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Barwick, Garfield

Garfield Edward John Barwick, PC AK GCMG Kt KC QC (1903-1997) was born on 22 June 1903 in Cannon Street, Stanmore to Jabez Edward Barwick

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Baur, Louise

Louise Alison Baur AM was born on 7 August 1956 in Coffs Harbour to George and Ruth Baur. Her father was based in Coffs Harbour

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