As early as February 1920 the cement workers were agitating for a pay increase. The trouble was, the area was in severe drought, the company dams were empty and the company was importing 40,000 gallons of water by train daily.
There was something magical about the ropeway. A continuous stream of buckets gliding across the landscape, sliding against imperial towers, over rugged hills, and deep gullies, above sheep grazing in paddocks or a plough turning the soil.
AussieLegend wrote the information and he was quite sure he was right. After all, he gave a trustworthy source - The Companion to Tasmanian History, produced by the University of Tasmania.
Our rotunda might seem solitary and neglected, yet it is, to me at least, romantic and uplifting. I would suggest also that it has more to say about Kandos history, and even our state history, than any other building in Kandos.
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