This album offers a window into life more than a century ago, before TV, the internet or radio, when people recognised each other’s writing style, developed fine art skills and learnt poetry off-by-heart.
I gradually discovered that Hunter White from Havilah had a strong connection to the town.
The mountains, with their millions of years of sandstone and basalt cliffs, remind me that nature is more enduring and constant, and perhaps less dangerous, than we humans.
Along the Ilford trail I discovered crime and punishment, death and danger, romance, heartbreak, ambition and a good old fight for territory.
The CWA has a paradoxical image – the little woman in apron and hat serving tea and scones at the local show versus the resilient country woman, facing and overcoming adversity, within a network of supportive colleagues.
Train visitors to Kandos feel refreshed after the arduous trip when they alight and gaze on the wonderful array of blooms at the railway garden.
Sectarianism was rife in those days hence: Publics in the teapot Catholics in the spout Publics let a roaring fart To blow the Catholics out.
Like other iconic buildings the Good Samaritan Convent contains layers of history and an abundance of stories – family and community; secret and imaginary.
William Herbert Lucas, first Kandos police officer, emerged not from local legend or family story or memory, but out of the documents of history
The story of how Henbury came to be was a story my mother told me: “Mrs Saville and Mrs Fink had an argument on Kandos golf course, so Mrs Saville started her own course.” My mother went on to explain how her father, (my grandfather W H Walsh), wanted to show his support for Mrs… Continue reading Henbury Golf Course: A Remarkable Provenance