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    Mr William Vance Traces History of Caroline Bay

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    Mr William Vance Traces History of Caroline Bay

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    [...]South Canv
    terbury.”

    Mr Vance explained that a whal-
    ing station was established on the
    bay in the lat[...]d be on the western side
    01' Stafford Street. The whalers
    used to draw their water from
    Whales Creek, but because the tide
    used to flow into th[...]ve'to go as far as Nelson
    Terrace to obtain fresh water from
    the creek.

    Whaler Caroline

    “Supplies to this station were
    brough[...]a, on to the rocks below. The theory was that the
    water which then used to wash right up to the clifls w[...]ad. The ’eig‘hties saw the
    building of a breakwater and later
    the rubble wall, now the Marine
    Parade,[...]that was said
    to be 40ft above the bed of the old
    Whales Creek. The tramway
    crossed Stafford Street, near[...]y. The ter
    race is still there.

    “With the breakwater came tlu
    accumulation of sand on this onct
    shingl[...]e1
    Perry‘s pond with its ducks swim
    ming on the water and the \vater’l
    edge fringed with flow[...]
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