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Tip your toes into art at Camden gallery workshops

If you have always wanted to explore your creative side, the return of the Alan Baker Art Gallery program – which was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions – could be the way to go. The Camden gallery’s program offers residents the chance to dip their toes into artRead more »


Images from our own backyard – literally

Residents with a passion for photography and the Macarthur region’s stunning natural landscape and many plants and animals can now enter their photos in the Macarthur nature photography competition. Entries are open now for the competition in the categories of flora, fauna, waterways and landscapes of Macarthur. A new categoryRead more »

AFL chief’s generous tribute to John McLaughlin

AFL chief’s generous tribute to John McLaughlin

As many readers of the South West Voice in Macarthur would be aware, John McLaughlin is doing it tough. The man they call Mr AFL across the greater South Western Sydney was diagnosed with last stage mesothelioma. The terrible diagnosis came just a few weeks before the pandemic crashed throughRead more »


Pioneer walkway celebrates first anniversary

Camden’s Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway has become a popular walking track throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with hundreds of visitors on a weekly basis. Celebrating its first birthday this week, the Miss Llewella Davies Walkway, located at Camden Town Farm, covers riparian zones, pastoral, grazing and cropping paddocks, offers fantasticRead more »


On the way: more shelter from the storm

A brand new shelter under construction in the Hurley Street commuter drop off area at Campbelltown Station is an example of how some things do get bigger and better as time goes on. The shelter will have a 16 metre awning and offer seating for 20 people as well asRead more »


Tap into all five senses for art’s sake

Children and their carers can tap into their senses with a series of art activities and materials from the Campbelltown Arts Centre’s new Make Box program. As part of the Campbelltown 2020 program celebrating our local history, heritage and culture, people can purchase the take home boxes containing art makingRead more »


Rome may be burning but life goes on

We’re all in agreement that 2020 is a hell of a year and 2019 wasn’t much better. Do you remember that water restrictions started coming in last year, which were followed by bushfires that had all of us worried sick. Much of NSW was in drought and is only nowRead more »


Time to say goodbye to printed news

It was pure coincidence that a day before the announcement that a string of local newspapers would close we received the picture above. The picture ran under a headline that said: What’s everyone reading? It was created by Daniel Currinckx, who is the sports program coordinator at the South WestRead more »


A lot of Camden history in names of new parks

A popular former mayor, aristocrats from England and successful migrants were among those honoured when Camden Council chose names for nine new parks in Oran Park. It means that now there is a Brooking Park, named after Frank Brooking, who was mayor of Camden from 1993 to 1997. Brooking, whoRead more »

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