Wallabadah Primitive Campground

After we left Moonan Brook Forestry Cottage in New South Wales we had some where to be up north. And we only had a few days to get there. But I so wanted to stop and look at Wallabadah Primitive Campground because I wanted to check out the display they had in the garden – it was fascinating and I am so glad I made sure we could stop there.

Mind you the toilet facilities are not the best, I think maybe they were going through a renovation stage cause the showers didn’t even have handles on the walls so they couldn’t be used?

Moonan Cottage

MOONAN COTTAGE NEW SOUTH WALES

How pretty is that cottage? It was so gorgeous to stay there for two nights, and I look forward to the day we can stay there again for at least a week. Mind you winter clothes are a must when staying there in the colder months of the year, and we all were grateful that the beds had “electric blankets” on the beds!

Camping Grounds

PAYING FOR CAMPING AT THE GROUNDS IS AN HONOR SYSTEM

$10.00 Per Night for Camping fee is really reasonable. And it helps to keep the area upgraded. The First Fleet Memorial Gardens do need to be kept up to date, they are very important for our Australian History.

Walladadah Primitive Campground

WELCOME TO WALLABADAH PRIMITIVE CAMPGROUND

Wallabadah Primitive campground – This is a 3 night maximum camping ground.
Your donation is appreciated and will be used to maintain and upgrade the amenities. Thank you for visiting the Liverpool Plains, enjoy your stay!

The First Fleet

THE FIRST FLEET HOMESCHOOLING INFORMATION RIGHT THERE

We love it when we stop at overnight camping grounds and there is Homeschooling history about Australia! That rocks, and its great to be able to read about The First Fleet.

Convicts sent to New South Wales

A LIST OF CONVICTS SENT TO NEW SOUTH WALES IN 1787

Gosh that sure is a LOT of people sent from England to New South Wales in 1787. And so many different fleets – some that didn’t even make it.

History of New South Wales

STAND IN FRONT OF THIS AND READ ALL THOSE NAMES – IT IS REALLY CONFRONTING.

There are even very young kids sent over on the First Fleet – makes you wonder how kids cold be sent over at such a young age, and how could they get to Australia

Memorial of the First Fleet

LADY PENRYN HEADSTONE

Memorial Gardens

KYLE LOVED WALKING AROUND THE FIRST FLEET MEMORIAL AND FINDING OUT ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ALL THOSE THAT CAME HERE.

The History of the First Fleet New South Wales

TAKE A WALK THROUGH MEMORY LANE AND READ THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST FLEET

Reading to Kyle the Corps History

THE NSW CORPS

Information on the ships

ALL ABOUT THE PARLOUS STATE

The colony by June 1790 was on its knee, According to David Collins by April 1790 the total was –

Pork 23, 851 Pounds – Enough to last to the 2nd July

Beef 1,280 Pounds – Enough to last to the 2nd July

Rice 24, 455 Pounds – Peas and Rice enough to last until 1st October

Peas – 17 Bushels

Flour 56, 884 Pounds – Enough to last until the 20th August

Biscuit 1,924 Pounds

The weekly allowance per man was –

Flour 2 1/2 Pounds
Pork 2 Pounds
Peas 1 Quart or
Rice 2 Pounds

Unaccountably fishing had also become poor and the crops that year had yielded 300 bushels, little more than enough for seed. Hunting had also failed and these men were called in to emply “the seine, hook and lines”

20th April 1790 “These peas were all expended. Was this a ration for a labouring man? The two pounds of pork, when boiled, from the length of time it had been in store, shrunk away to nothing, and when divided among seven people for their day’s sustenance, barely afforded three or four morsels to each” – David Collins.

Sailing to save a colony

THE GUARDIAN AND JUSTINIAN

Wished I had taken notes of what I had read while standing there! That way I could read it all to Kyle and Cameron again. Which means we must return one day.

Beautiful Gardens

BEAUTIFUL GARDEN BEDS

Have you stayed over night at Wallabadah Primitive Campground? I think you would have to be fully self contained with a shower and maybe a toilet to make the overnight more comfortable as the toilets are a bit of a walk from the camping section.

But I think the information/history of the First Fleet and the colony is really informative, great for homeschoolers!

We Loved Our Short Stay.

We didn’t camp there, maybe next time!

We then headed to Big River Holiday Park Grafton for an overnight stay.

Cheers

Lisa

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