- The Waller's Thanks 1N thats great work. Its very interesting and important to have a knowledge about the history of our local area. Its amazing to look at the old photos and imagine what life must have been like back in those early times.
The Holcroft's What a wonderful presentation 1N! We have learnt so much about our local area.
The Lacey's Very informative 1N. We will show our friends and family!! Thankyou
myself isaac colston i thinck i,ve done a graet job
Sarah Colston What a lovely tribute to Thomas Croudace. Great work, 1N!
saskia colston It sounds like he was a very good man. Thank you for putting this together to teach me about him. I like the rotunda he built.
lambton Thomas Croudace built a large house for his family
lambton He called his house "The Lodge" and it is still there today near the John Hunter Hospital
lambton Thomas Croudace had a good life in Lambton with his family. His daughter got married in the local church
lambton He died in 1906 and was buried at Sandgate cemetery
lambton Photos from Google images
lambton Lambton grew into a rich town
lambton Thomas Croudace was well respected in the community
lambton He was mayor of both Lambton and New Lambton
lambton He gave the community some land to make a park and built a rotunda for them to enjoy
lambton There is a plaque in the park today telling us about Thomas Croudace
lambton It became a very successful coal mine
lambton Eventually train tracks were built so trains could take the coal to the harbour
lambton Hoppers were used to transport the coal to the ships
lambton Soon lots of coal miners worked at Lambton Colliery
lambton Thomas Croudace came to Australia in 1861 to manage Lambton Colliery
lambton His friend in England Lord Lambton owned it
lambton He asked Thomas Croudace to come and manage the coal mine
lambton A lot of land was cleared to make the coal mine