JOHN and NORMAN BELLS’ LANDS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TUMBULGUM. I came to live on the Tweed in 2001 and in Tumbulgum in 2002. My mother Joyce Bells and her sisters and brother grew up in Sydney in a street called TWEEDMOUTH AVENUE. My own granddaughter Madeline was born at TWEED HEADS HOSPITAL in 2004.
TENDERS for the CONVEYANCE OF MAILS ON NORTH COAST NSW AND TRAIN SCHEDULES
ESTIMATES FOR SUBORDINATE ROADS IN NORTHERN NSW 1883
Cudgen, via Guilfoyle’s C, P. and M’Leod’s Creek, to
Tweed Junction, 8 miles, £200; Murwillumbah to
Tumbulgum, 8 miles, £200; Byangum, via Tweed
Junction to border, 30 miles, £1500; Byangum, via
Sebastopol, to Tweed River Heads, 6 miles, £150
CESSATION OF FERRY SERVICES ON TWEED RIVER 1934
TWEED FERRYMAN SAVES WOMAN’S LIFE AT TUMBULGUM APRIL 1934
MURWILLUMBAH, April 2.
When the hand punt was almost across the north arm of the Tweed
River at Tumbulgum late this afternoon a motor truck which It was con-
veying suddenly ran back, broke the gates of the punt and fell into the
river, which at this spot is eight or nine feet deep. The truck was driven
by Mr. O. Hicks, who was accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs.
Daly, of Newstead, Brisbane.
Mrs- Daly, the only occupant of the truck at the time, was seated in the
driver’s cabin. The ferryman, E. Hill, realising her danger, promptly leaned
over the lip of the punt and pulled her back on board. While running to
his wife’s assistance Mr. Daly fell and badly injured his leg. Half an hour
later the truck was hauled out of the water by a breakdown car.
MURWILLUMBAH BEING APP 10 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF CONDONG. MAYBE LESS. IT IS NOW THE MAIN TOWNSHIP AND CONDONG AND TUMBULGUM ARE SMALL VILLAGES. HERE are SOME NLA MURWILLUMBAH STORIES
MURWILLUMBAH HOTEL 1872
A CASE of most brutal assault occurred very
recently on the Tweed River. From the in-
formation that has reached us (Clarence
Examiner) we learn that a German named
William Mayers, a publican, residing and keep
ing the Murwillumbah Hotel on the Tweed
River, assaulted and beat his wife while in the
pains of labor, and that when the mother was
delivered the child was found not only lifeless,
but with two bruises one on the right temple ;
READ ON AT http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1298630
SUGAR CANE 1873 AND THE DRY SEASON
TWEED ROADS 1873