One of our members, John Byrnes, is writing a history of Putney and would like to hear from anyone who can help him. Please contact secretary for email address if you are interested. John is also anxious to find out if anyone is currently researching a … Continue reading “HISTORY OF PUTNEY”

The Kurrajongs

In January 1916 a group of 114 men left the New South Wales country town of Inverell to fight in World War I. The group was named “The Kurrajongs”, taking the name of the hardy evergreen Australian tree. The Kurrajongs march (which was actually a train … Continue reading “The Kurrajongs”

Resting Weary Limbs at Walker’s Home

A Day With the Happy Patients at Yaralla Noble Work of Great Founder (by E.J. Martin) “This Hospital for Convalescents was founded by the late Thomas Walker of Yaralla, in the hope that many sufferers would be restored to health within it.” This inscri … Continue reading “Resting Weary Limbs at Walker’s Home”

Peaches (remembering Len Beadel)

In 1956 I was in the middle of the Simpson Desert attached to 1 Troop of 17th Independent Field Squadron Royal Australian Engineers as part of the advance party preparing the site for the intending round of Atomic bomb tests to be held later in the yea … Continue reading “Peaches (remembering Len Beadel)”