It is human nature to want to leave your mark on the world and there are plenty of opportunities in a new town. Street names and foundation stones for two.
Category: Local History
The Wallerawang to Mudgee Railway Line
As I explored the topic of the Wallerawang to Mudgee railway, I kept searching for James Angus, first chairman of the Kandos cement company. We in Kandos have always believed James Angus built the railway. And that he chose the site for the cement works based on his knowledge of resources in the area.
How Mudgee Got Its Railway
For some commentators things didn't seem quite right. The critics became more vocal: the country was barren, the terrain difficult and costly, the returns would be minimal, it was a white elephant, it favoured the pastoralists at the expense of the taxpayer, it was a Mudgee swindle.
Henbury Golf Club – What is its Future?
Henbury has survived for ninety years on the sweat of its volunteers.
Trees in Kandos a Vision for the Future
I hear the arguments against trees. They drop leaves and branches and sap. They attract noisy birds. They break pavements and pipes. Some of them are weeds. That is the song of the tree-cutter. As you probably guessed, I am a tree-hugger.
The Harder You Fall
A copper industry would add to the industrial impact of Kandos, increase the workforce by 90, grow the town and make it more commercially viable. What’s not to like?
Food and Fantasy in a Greek Café
The Greeks in Australia learnt by osmosis that a café was a good way to earn a living and give them financial security – a café, that is, that served Australian cuisine, not Greek.
The March 4 Justice emboldened women. Only when women tell their stories will men grasp the true extent of some men’s shameful, predatory behaviour.
A School of Arts for Kandos? Why Not?
Throughout 1918 there was great enthusiasm and support for the new School of Arts, at least from the top end of town.
Who Owns St Patrick?
When I started researching Kandos history almost two decades ago I was intrigued by the number of newspaper articles about St Patrick’s Day in our industrial town. This month I headed back to St Patrick and discovered a few unvarnished truths.
The Emergence of Lue
the beginning and emergence of Lue village