Using a blend of memoir, biography and history, Colleen tells the story of her grandfather, who left home at 14, spent 14 years on the goldfields of Western Australia and, with his brothers, established the first butcher and baker shops in Kandos.
Once a Day Dawn explores: horse racing at Kandos and in the Central West; freemasonry at Rylstone and Kandos; life on the Murchison gold fields of Western Australia; migration to Nelson New Zealand; the towns of Kandos, Cadia, Portland and Gloucester; butchering in the early twentieth century.
Once a Day Dawn reveals the truths behind an early Kandos scandal and an amassed fortune.
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Published by Kandos History
Four things about me. I like reading, writing, researching and living in the country. In particular I like living at Kandos, where we have been for more than a decade. I have deep roots in this part of the country. My mother spent her early life in Kandos. My father was born at Rylstone. My grandparents were pioneers of Kandos and Rylstone. And I was born at Lue - and went to school in Mudgee. The history of this area excites me and I would like to share it with you.
My monthly blogs are posted on the 1st of each month. However I intend taking a six-month furlough from blogging to continue a project that has been sitting on the shelves for too long. Also, after 71 posts and 59 articles I feel a bit stale. I posted my first blog in May 2017.
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