Cockatoo Island – a prison in the harbour

Cockatoo Island – a prison in the harbour
Cockatoo Island Convict Gaol (Barry Whitelaw)

Cockatoo Island was largely undisturbed until 1839 when Governer Gipps chose it for the site of a new penal establishment to alleviate overcrowding on Norfolk Island. Convicts were put to…

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Victor Stafford Horder

Victor Horder was the youngest solder from Concord to enlist in the First World War at 15 years of age.  He went on to serve in the Second World War.…

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Concord – WWI Connection

Concord – WWI Connection
The youngest soldier from Concorfd to enlist in WWI

By 1916 three hundred men from Concord had enlisted, eleven had died, twenty-one wounded and five invalided home. They went to Gallipoli, France, the deserts of Egypt and North Africa.…

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The Bicycle Goes to War

The Bicycle Goes to War
The Bicycle Goes to War

CYCLISTS! YOUR KING & COUNTRY NEED YOU! New cyclists battalions to be raised at once.   Who will ride in the ranks of the famous Essex regiment?   Unique opportunities…

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Free Beer

Free Beer
Hospital Attractions

The question of what becomes of beer confiscated by the police in raids upon sly grog shops was raised at Burwood Court yesterday. Mr. Williams S.M., said that he thought that the…

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The House of Denison

The House of Denison
Fort Denison

At the first mention of the word “Denison” we immediately think of Fort Denison. I am sure that the builders of our complex had a former governor in mind when…

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