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Airly *

Is the locality name, which encompasses Mount Airly, Airly Turret and what was the Town of Airly. Glen Alice Topo Map, GR 240 332. The earliest reference to this name is recorded in Annabella Boswell's Journal, March 1839. She records the name Elyor, Erly Flat.

James Galagher purchased 40ac in the area in 1852 and used the name Airly. His second house at this location, constructed in 1863, was named Airly House. James" grandson, Rupert, recalls originally the place was called Early Flat.

Airlie is the obsolete dialect form of "early". The word Airly is also the obsolete term for earthly or heavenly and had a mention in Norton's verse in 1652, "which bare up Erth with his Aierly migh."

Ref: Mayne, Dianne. Airly Newsletter 1898. Unpublished, 1980. Galagher,Rodney. The Galaghers of Airly and Port Macquarie, 2010.

  • Glen Alice
Grid Reference:
  • 240 332
Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area
  • GOS1.01: Blacks Corner
  • GOS1.02: Genowlan Mountain
  • GOS1.03: South West end of Airly
  • GOS1.04: Airly Creek and Winding Pinch Creek
  • GOS1.05: East Mount Airly
  • GOS1.08: Moffitts Trail to Tarpeian Rock via Rowans Hole
  • GOS1.09: Passes of East Genowlan Mountain
  • GOS1.11: Point Hattera and Ladders Defile
  • GOS1.13: Crown Creek and Hughes Defile
  • GOS1.14: Rowans Hole West to East
  • GOS1.15: Murdocks Trail to Baal Bone Point via Coco Creek
  • GOS1.21: Blackmans Crown and Platform Rock
  • GOS1.22: The Valley of the Kings
  • GOS1.23: The Eastern Extension of Mount Genowlan
  • GOS1.24: Genowlan Canyon, Mothers Arms and the Dragons Mouth
  • GOS2.01: Mount Harvey and Mount Dawson Pass
  • GOS2.03: Point Anderson and Canobla Creek
  • GOS2.04: Mount Canobla
  • GOS2.06: The Wolgan - Capertee Divide
  • GOS2.09: Two of the ridges north of the Newnes Hotel
  • GOS2.24: Traversing Pantoneys Crown
  • GOS5.01: North and west of Murdocks Creek
  • GOS5.02: Gaudis Walls 
Ultimate Point - Airly
Ultimate Slot - Airly
Valley of the Dinosaurs - Airly

Pagoda Rock Formations