In December 1922 the Lithgow Mercury announced, 'although in other centres Labor Day demonstrations seem to be declining, Kandos in the vigor of its youth, put forth its best effort on Saturday.'
Kandosians might find it hard to accept that three New Zealanders contributed more to the foundation of Kandos than three Australians.
The plaque pricked my curiosity when I first saw it. 38 years is a long time at a single school. Was the plaque put there in appreciation of Mrs Peerman's long service? Was she in fact the longest serving teacher the school has had? What more did she contribute? In other words, what is her story?
In 1914 our town was given the made-up-name of C A N D O S. The story goes that the daughter of the chairman of the cement company played around with the capital letters of key officials of the company and came up with the name Candos.