Early BYADUK Settlers
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Byaduk, a Wendish Community, was originally called “Neukirch” after a village in Saxony. The first setter, Johann Rentsch, arrived in 1853. The next settlers, all believed to have been Wends, were: Matthes Handreck, Matthes Jeitz, W. Edlich, R. Pertzel, C. Branke, J, Gude, J. Kihlo, C, Kosch, M. Ketzer, M. Pumper, J. Salzke, Martin Towk. Wendish was spoken in Byaduk up until 1915, when Mrs. Reutsch passed away.

(Vanda Savill, 1980, Hamilton District Wool Centre of the World)
Click here to read an 1869 letter published in the Belfast Gazette about the Byaduk Caves and district
The Byaduk School- before 1892
Laying the Foundation's of the Byaduk Hall- early 1900's
End of World War One celebrations- Byaduk Hall & Byaduk Soldiers
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