In December 1922 the Lithgow Mercury announced, 'although in other centres Labor Day demonstrations seem to be declining, Kandos in the vigor of its youth, put forth its best effort on Saturday.'
The internet rules our lives today, but just a century ago the latest technology was the telephone.
I don't think anyone's arrival here in Kandos could have been gloomier and more shocking than his. And yet it was the pinnacle of his priestly career.
We overlook or forget the hostility intolerance suspicion and racism that different migrant groups have revealed in the Australian character.
We learn of a woman who discovered that being a wife, mother (two school-age sons Terry and Lance) and home-maker, wasn't going to give her the fulfilment she wanted.
How did that name come about? I guess it is tall and steep like a woman's petticoat, but you might have other theories. It was surely named by a man.
It seems to me Capertee, population 145 at the last census, punches above its weight.
The highlight of the highway route, but also the part that causes a tinge of anxiety for me, is that sliver of road cut into the side of Blackman's Crown, in early days referred to as the Crown Ridge.
Even in those early years, Australians understood the significance of Anzac Day as more than a commemoration of those who had fought.
Strangely, this flu attacked young, healthy, fit adults rather than the very young, old and infirm.