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Commemoration recalls ill fated mission of a brave American

On June 8, 1942, Lieutenant George Cantello, a member of the US Army Air Force, responded to news of a Japanese submarine attack on Sydney Harbour by getting on a fighter plane. But shortly after taking off from Bankstown Aerodrome, Lieutenant Cantello’s plane crashed in nearby Hammondville, making him theRead more »

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Cobbitty water supply legacy of second World War

One legacy of the Second World War in the local area was the foundation of the Cobbitty water supply. The water supply story is included in a new anthology by the Camden Historical Society. It’s one of a number of local stories curated from the Camden History Journal. According toRead more »

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Macarthur orchid survey comes up trumps, despite obstacles

Macarthur Australasian Native Orchid Society’s local native orchid survey faced a number of obstacles, but overall it can be declared a success on a number of levels. The year long survey, funded with a local community investment program grant from AGL, saw MANOS work with the councils of Liverpool, Campbelltown,Read more »

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State Labor leaders meet with Campbelltown business, mayor

A meet and greet with the mayor, Kentlyn’s heritage listed Bull Caves, Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and local business owners were all on the agenda when Labor MP David Harris visited Campbelltown earlier this week. Mr Harris, who is opposition spokesman for Aboriginal affairs and treaty, jobs, investment and tourism, joinedRead more »

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