I hear derogatory comments, usually about Kandos; and resentful comments, usually towards Rylstone. I notice a prickly animosity when one or other town has a perceived advantage eg a new facility, a visiting dignitary, a media promotion, a council visit. And I recognise some of the resentment in myself. I wonder: is this a perfectly natural phenomenon when two towns are established only seven kilometres apart…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian in May 2013.
The featured image is of the main street of Rylstone early twentieth century (from Brian Keech).
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