Wellbank – the haunted house of the Flavelles

Wellbank – the haunted house of the Flavelles
Wellbank, the home of John Flavelle, Jeweller

This story is about a childhood memory of a haunted house. It’s a memory associated with my grandparents who lived in Davidson Avenue, Concord from about 1939 until their deaths…

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Crossing the Parramatta River (part 1)

Crossing the Parramatta River (part 1)
Bailey's Boatshed from Parramatta river 1898 (Canada Bay Collection)

As we board the Rivercat for the CBD, we take for granted the old boatshed on our left. As we cast our critical eye over this building, we are oblivious…

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Lady Mary FitzRoy Monument

Just inside the main entrance to Parramatta Park is an obelisk which marks the spot where Lady Mary Fitzroy, wife of Sir Charles Fitzroy, former Governor of New South Wales,…

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Fernville Lord Digby at the Museum

Fernville Lord Digby at the Museum
Fernville Lord Digby, the Dulux Dog

Visit our museum to meet our life-size replica. The Old English Sheepdog is the brand mascot for Dulux paint. The dog was first introduced in advertising campaigns in 1961. Since then…

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