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Rachelle Childs

Do you know who killed Rachelle Childs?

Back in the halcyon days of printed news, I was the editor of one of Macarthur’s newspapers. Around the turn of the century, the advertising manager introduced me and my reporters and photographers to a new sales rep. Her name was Rachelle Childs and we all immediately liked her. SheRead more »

two main streets

A tale of two main streets

  This is not so much a tale of two cities as it is of two old main streets. Two main streets which have gone into decline but are hanging in there and will more than likely come back bursting with life. Queen Street in Campbelltown and Macquarie Street inRead more »

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Flood free despite heavy rain

It’s almost back to blue skies now but for the past seven days it has hardly stopped raining across the south west, just as it has on the entire state of NSW. Conversations have been punctuated with phrases such as “well, we need the rain’’ and so on, but it’sRead more »

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Christmas displays: how early is too early

These fabulous Christmas displays are in a store off Ermou Street, a famous Athens thoroughfare we walked past on our way back from dinner in Plaka tonight. My wife and I are finishing our Greek holiday in this sprawling metropolis and we were surprised that such traditional people as theRead more »

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Greek islands thriving despite Athens

Here I am, on a beautiful Greek Island called Rhodes that is famous for its giant statue of Colossus at its harbour. Colossus is no longer around following his demise by an earthquake, but the island has still plenty of attractions, including its own Acropolis at the ancient city ofRead more »


Change is what this region is about

Wind the clock back just 20 years and you realise how much the south west region has changed. Pictured here is a section of the massive expansion of Narellan Town Centre which is under construction on the north west side of Narellan Road. A bridge will connect the new sectionRead more »

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