Dunns Swamp Ganguddy is a place to watch water fowl fly above the lake, hear lyrebirds scratch in the undergrowth, discover a bed of wild violets or be mesmerized by the humming of cicadas.
The universal and nostalgic appeal of picnics has been captured again and again in art, film and literature.
There was to be only one hotel in Kandos because every other block of land sold by the company had a caveat on the title forbidding its use as a hotel. A cunning move by the directors. By selling a monopoly, they created a bidding war.
The saying ‘Australians will bet on two flies crawling up a wall’ was truer in the 1920s than it is today. Every community that had a few houses, a pub, a church and a hall, also had a racecourse.
Frank Oakden, first General Manager of Kandos cement works, is not memorialised on any street or park in Kandos and so his biography does not appear in the publication Streetwise: Finding History on the Streets of Kandos.
Miss Alice Solomon, a Kandos identity. But how to sum up her life? How is she remembered? Was she admired?
I think the urge to write a book is in many of us. So I give you a list of the books that have helped me write memoir and history.
Over the years as a community retells its history it sometimes relegates a pioneer to the basement or the magins.
A nineteenth century town on the banks of a tranquil river and a twentieth century town beneath a stunning mountain range.
Three army huts, to provide accommodation and dining facilities, were purchased, dismantled, transported and erected on company land near the works site. The new residents were refugees and displaced persons from Europe.