Who are you staying safe for today? That's the sign employees see as they enter the Whyalla Steelworks. No such sign met employees at Kandos Quarry early last century.
Kandosians might find it hard to accept that three New Zealanders contributed more to the foundation of Kandos than three Australians.
How could a puny stream produce a spectacular reservoir?
My attention was piqued by a sentence in a Wikipedia article titled Sydney Harbour Bridge. It stated "The concrete used was…supplied from Devonport, Tasmania and shipped to Sydney on a ship named Goliath." What?! No mention of Kandos!
As far as a I can tell, the first cement industry worker to be killed at Kandos was Henry Clement Abbott on Thursday 11 February 1919 (though in the interest of accurate history I would be pleased to be corrected). Clem Abbott's accident was shocking, both literally and emotionally. His death occurred at 11.30am at… Continue reading The First Industrial Accident at Kandos