Staking a Claim for Dunns Swamp

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.

Kandos Origins: Boom or Bust?

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.

Obituary for Kandos Race Club

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.

Man on a Mission Frank Oakden

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.

Housing a Workforce

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.