Telescope from Cooby Farm
Donated by: Joseph Borrowdale Smith
Location: Shellharbour City Museum Collection
This telescope was used at Cooby farm, Stockyard Mountain. The Smith family who lived at the property, would keep watch for ships coming into Shellharbour, and then make their way to the harbour to sell their farm produce.
Robert Smith was born at Foxground and began dairying at Jamberoo. He moved to ‘Cooby’ at Mount Terry, Albion Park. Robert married Annie Borrowdale of Numbaa in the Shoalhaven. Annie was thrown a party for her 70th birthday in 1942. The cake, made by her granddaughters, was topped with 70 candles, and a toast was made with 10 year old blackberry wine, made by her eldest daughter.
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