The turn of the century was a time when young rural men in particular, hungry for their own bit of land, raked among the hills, dales and gullies to identify and secure a portion of crown land.
Buildings have their history and also their mystery. The name alone, Cockroach Castle, is intriguing. When did the reputation of this building sink so low as to acquire that pejorative?
Who are you staying safe for today? That's the sign employees see as they enter the Whyalla Steelworks. No such sign met employees at Kandos Quarry early last century.
So what does an English Baron have to do with Kandos? It seems the cement company was hanging on Leverhulme's coat-tails to promote its own workplace philosophy
Kandosians might find it hard to accept that three New Zealanders contributed more to the foundation of Kandos than three Australians.
How could a puny stream produce a spectacular reservoir?
My attention was piqued by a sentence in a Wikipedia article titled Sydney Harbour Bridge. It stated "The concrete used was…supplied from Devonport, Tasmania and shipped to Sydney on a ship named Goliath." What?! No mention of Kandos!
As far as a I can tell, the first cement industry worker to be killed at Kandos was Henry Clement Abbott on Thursday 11 February 1919 (though in the interest of accurate history I would be pleased to be corrected). Clem Abbott's accident was shocking, both literally and emotionally. His death occurred at 11.30am at… Continue reading The First Industrial Accident at Kandos
In 1914 our town was given the made-up-name of C A N D O S. The story goes that the daughter of the chairman of the cement company played around with the capital letters of key officials of the company and came up with the name Candos.
Jock Sneddon was the type of person who always raised his hand. If there was a position to be filled, like secretary of the cement works bowling club, he found pen and paper. If there was a task to be done, like planting trees around the perimeter of the Community centre, he took up a… Continue reading Jock Sneddon, a generous Scot