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There’s no news like old news for history buffs

Local history buffs will rejoice at the revelation that the Campbelltown News from 1921 to 1953 is now available on Trove, the National Library of Australia’s free online research portal.

Previously only available from 1880-1920, Campbelltown Library was able to complete the digitisation project through the local priority funding from the State Library of NSW.

The addition of 32 more years of Campbelltown News will almost certainly be a valuable resource for researchers, libraries and the general public – not only in Campbelltown, but across Australia and worldwide.

And for history buffs, too, of course.

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A nurse at the Ingleburn Veterinary clinic was bitten in the face by a dog brought in over an irritation to its eye earlier this year.

The nurse required hospitalisation and surgery to close the wound and continued care.

Campbelltown Council rangers obtained CCTV footage of the incident, photographs of injuries and a statement from the victim.

But the case is becoming a bit of a dog’s breakfast because the dog owner has refused to be interviewed by rangers and is seeking legal advice.

Council is also seeking legal advice on the matter and has submitted a report to the Office of Local Government.

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The tide may be turning in the debate over the naming of the new city around the aerotropolis.

The NSW Government has apparently chosen the engineer Bradfield as the name, but there are those who believe this is a missed opportunity to promote Indigenous culture to the world and call it Burragorang.

The man who will almost certainly become the next mayor of Liverpool, Nathan Hagarty, is certainly one of those.

“That’s 100 percent right,’’ says Hagarty.

“That is the council’s position and of local members of parliament, that an appropriate Indigenous name, or something that more reflects the area should be used,’’ he told the South West Voice recently.

“It’s going to be the gateway to Sydney and Australia according to the stuff that’s coming from the federal and state governments about the area around the new airport.

“The name is the first thing you see and you won’t see something like Burragorang anywhere else in the world, so when you land you know exactly where you are.’’

C’mon, Gladys, it’s not too late to review this decision to name it after someone who has had plenty of things named after him already.

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Long time Ingleburn business chamber member and former president Jim Jelich is a man who doesn’t mince words.

The current lockdown is due to end this Friday, but it’s not looking promising, so the South West Voice checked with Jim if next Wednesday’s (July 14) monthly dinner event will go ahead as planned.

The scheduled guest speaker is Michael Perich, the CEO of Freedom Foods Group, which is majority owned by the Perich family business.

Michael Perich, pictured at right, is more than just a member of the third generation of the billionaire dairy family: he’s also an agriculture science graduate from the University of Western Sydney and president of the influential Dairy Research Foundation of Sydney University and sits on a number of boards.

“Barring nuclear disaster, World War III or another lockdown, the event with Michael Perich is definitely going ahead,’’ was the emailed response from Jelich.

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In the meantime, we are still in lockdown for the rest of this week at least and one thing we’re allowed to do is head to the great outdoors and exercise in groups of 10 or fewer.

In Camden, which boasts some of the Macarthur region’s most beautiful walking tracks, they are trying to add some fun to being outside for exercise and a little fresh air.

Get a photo with Platty the Camden Platypus and share it online, is the message form Camden Council.

Apparently, Platty will be located at a couple of locations, so if you see her while on your walk, take a photo and share it on social media with the hashtag #camdenlove.

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One of the events hit by the current lockdown is the Thank You Gala Dinner, which has been postponed and will now take place on Friday, August 27 at Liverpool Catholic Club. 

Council says the decision to postpone the sold-out event was in direct response to advice from NSW Health amidst the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Greater Sydney.

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