The Early Years

Learn about the evolution of Coromandel Valley and Districts.

Scenic Coromandel Valley

The Founding of Coromandel Valley

1837 to the mid 1890s On 17 Jan 1837 the ship Coromandel arrived at Glenelg, whereupon a number of sailors ran away and hid in the hills above the area now known as Coromandel...

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The Original Jacobs Cottage

The Founding of Cherry Gardens

This is an extract from an oral history by Margaret Jacobs Cherry Gardens is an area bordered by Coromandel Valley, Coromandel East, Ironbank, Scott Creek, Dorsett Vale, Clarendon, Happy Valley and Aberfoyle Park area.  I will start my story...

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Hurds Hill c2015

Coromandel Valley Settlement Overview

Two Aboriginal Reserves, established following the survey of Coromandel Valley in 1838, remained intact and undeveloped for the next 50 or 60...

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