Does the entrepreneur who promoted the Kandos cement industry deserve to be remembered as 'founder of Kandos' - or was he just good at buttering up the press?
Street names are a signpost to the uniqueness and cultural significance of a town. They give clues to our history.
Following this, eight hundred children assembled in the hall for the Governor’s words of wisdom. “If you accept mental and physical discipline,” he told them, “you’ll be able to accept the responsibilities of adulthood.”
Water in the old days in Kandos was a scarce, precious and sometimes tainted commodity.
August 1930 saw the closing of the mine, quarry and cement works at Kandos and it was not until August 1936 that all three were working again with a full force of workers. It is estimated six hundred men experienced unemployment in Kandos at this time.
We are intensely curious about what happens in a court house. Good and Evil, Crime and Punishment are two of the most enduring themes in literature and on television.
Many of the pioneers we celebrate reflect the values of the period in which they lived. They came from a particular group – male, white, Anglo-Saxon, rich, powerful and successful. In a twenty first century society which aspires to equity we need to identify pioneers who were Aboriginal, women, immigrants and workers.
No toilet rolls in those days. Just sheets of newspaper cut into squares. And be careful of the red-back hiding under the seat!
Not everyone approved of co-operative stores, particularly business owners in competition.
“For better or worse the new mining township has been christened ‘Candos’...The plan of survey of the proposed new cement town at Coomber, to be known as ‘Candos’ was laid on the table by the clerk showing the streets and other details.”