They were absentee landowners, colonial gentry, fraternising with their peers, making deals, raising capital and writing letters to public officials and newspapers. They paid an overseer to manage their holding.
Beatrice Hayley Kandos Sporting Hero
On 7th February 1962 Beatrice shared the front cover of the Australian Women's Weekly Teenagers' Weekly with two other sporting heroes from the bush, tennis player Margaret Court from Albury and squash player Heather Blundell from Queanbeyan.
What’s a Wool Press?
Is it any surprise then that many Australians in the nineteenth century, especially those newly arrived, saw opportunity in sheep farming? Little labour (most of the year) and big returns.
Land, Lots of Land
It was a familiar scene: a rough dirt road, dry creek bed, scrubby bushland. I saw no evidence of cultivation or construction, just shadows, silence, rustlings. But overwhelmingly I felt a sense of connection. I belonged there. I had sprung from this spot.
A Founding Mother
This is the story of a gutsy, red-headed, seventeen-year-old, Sarah Bellamy
Roaming Around the Long Paddock
It might surprise you to learn that TSRs are part of Kandos history.
W B Murphy jumped out of on-line newspapers so many times I finally said, 'OK! I'll do your story.' But how to begin?
Kandos – A Labor Town
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.'
It’s Official – A Post Office for Kandos
The internet rules our lives today, but just a century ago the latest technology was the telephone.
Fault-lines in the Aussie Character
We overlook or forget the hostility intolerance suspicion and racism that different migrant groups have revealed in the Australian character.
A Deviation from the Castlereagh Highway
How did that name come about? I guess it is tall and steep like a woman's petticoat, but you might have other theories. It was surely named by a man.