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green light to heritage for 121 year old St James Anglican Church

Heritage listing for old St James, but restoration may never come

Historic St James Anglican Church may have avoided demolition and gained support for heritage listing, but restoration may never see the light of day. At last night’s meeting to vote on heritage listing for the 121 year old Minto landmark, Campelltown councillors opposed to the proposal warned the cost of restoration was so expensive the… Read more »

Greek Presidential Guard

Greek Presidential Guards in Camden for special Anzac tribute

The Anzac legend was born during the Great War in places such as Gallipoli, Fromelles and Villers-Bretonneux. The legend grew During World War II, when one of the biggest expeditions of our Diggers was as part of the Allied effort to save Greece from Nazi occupation in 1941. Many Anzacs either perished or were taken… Read more »

New research offers hope for people with impaired vision caused by cataracts.

WSU research offers hope to people with impaired vision

A team of researchers from Western Sydney University are on track to significantly improve the lives of children and adults with cataracts thanks to their development of a world-first process able to generate light-focusing lenses from stem cells. This discovery – recently published in Development and led by Dr Michael O’Connor from the School of… Read more »

Greg Warren with Damita Betham and her parents, Ernest and Janet Betham.

Three podium finishes earn young track star premier recognition

Three podium finishes at the 2017 Pacific School Games have earned Damita Betham recognition from the NSW premier and her local MP. Damita, who started competing as a nine year old with the Campbelltown Collegians Athletics Club, represented both NSW and Campbelltown at the games held in Adelaide last December. The young track star from… Read more »

Netball and BMX in Camden have received funding for life saving defibrillators.

Local sport organisations put their hands up for defibrillators

Camden District Netball Association and Macarthur BMX Club have been awarded funding to put towards life-saving defibrillators. The local sporting organisations had successfully applied for the first round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillation Program. More than 2,500 defibrillators will be installed at community sporting facilities across the state over the next four years… Read more »

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