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Iconic council buildings were built on hope

Hope and optimism were behind the construction, 18 years apart, of the two iconic buildings that make up the Campbelltown Council administration headquarters, writes local historian IAN WILLIS: In 1964, the Campbelltown-Ingleburn News (which local shortened to CI News) ran a banner headline on its front page, Symbol of Progress, over a story about the opening of… Read more »

Glenalvon House and Stables

Historic Glenalvon House open days: step back in time

One of the oldest homesteads in the historic Macarthur region, Glenalvon House in Campbelltown, will open its doors to the public for three days next month. Entry to the 177-year old Georgian house will be free. Glenalvon House is located in Lithgow Street, just metres from the heart of Campbelltown’s main street, Queen Street. It… Read more »


Heritage centre to roll back the years for grandparents day

The Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum will roll back the years when it celebrates this year’s national grandparents day on October 29. Demonstrations of butter making and Aboriginal dot painting will be part of the “menu’’ on the day. “Our grandparents day event will involve volunteers co-ordinating some of the activities that we run for… Read more »

soldier's gravesite

Soldier’s headstone installed 99 years after his death

Former Liverpool mayor Gary Lucas has turned an interest in local history into research focusing on the town’s military past. After just missing out on being re-elected to Liverpool Council in 2012 he intensified his research efforts. The result is little known Liverpool military history  has been brought to light, including identifying the graves of… Read more »


Tabcorp Park Menangle pays tribute to Light Horse role

THE NSW Harness Racing Club (NSWHRC) stepped back in time last Friday to commemorate the history-changing Australian Light Horse charge that occurred in the Battle of Beersheba almost 100 years ago on October 31, 1917. Chairman Ray Sharman, directors and chief executive Bruce Christison, were honoured to receive the Governor of NSW David Hurley at… Read more »

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