Colonial Canadian Exiles

Colonel George Arthur, after 12 years a Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land, was appointed to a similar position in Upper Canada (now Ontario).  His first task on arrival, in early…

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Bungalows, Poets and Small Pox

"The forgotten history of Five Dock and Canada Bay" It is hard to imagine Five Dock and the surrounding suburbs of the City of Canada Bay as anything but contemporary…

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The Saga of Munro Ferguson and Yaralla

The Saga of Munro Ferguson and Yaralla
Yaralla Mansion

Yaralla ‘given away to the Government’. Good intentions are often misconstrued as Miss Eadith Walker discovered to her dismay in 1914. Returning from an overseas trip, Miss Walker heard that the Governor-General, Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson,…

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Buying a Car – a Retrospect

Nowadays there’s no mystery about motor cars. They infest every road and are driven with varying degrees of competence by teenagers and grandmothers. When it comes to buying a car, schoolboys can usually give their fathers…

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