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.
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.