November Guest Speaker

Just a reminder that our November speaker will be talking about the former Tullochs Ironworks at Rhodes.  David Jehan, who is a descendant of Robert Tulloch has recently published a book on the family and the firm and will be sharing this knowledge wit … Continue reading “November Guest Speaker”

December Guest Speaker

There will be NO guest speaker in December.   Instead we will have our annual Christmas Get-Together at the Museum at 2:00 pm on Saturday, 2nd December.   All our members and friends are invited to join us to celebrate the end of another successful yea … Continue reading “December Guest Speaker”

Great Great Grandmas’s Special Fruit Cake

Get ready for Christmas now – it’s closer than you think. (Read instructions carefully) 1 cup butter          1 cup sugar          4 large eggs          1 cup dried fruit 1 bottle whisky     1 teasp. baking soda       1 cup brown sugar 1 tabs lemon jui … Continue reading “Great Great Grandmas’s Special Fruit Cake”

Origins of North Strathfield Station

The struggle for a station at North Strathfield was very much a people’s struggle. In the early 1900s there had been a general acknowledgment of the need for a station between Strathfield and Concord West by the NSW Railway Commissioners, but an allege … Continue reading “Origins of North Strathfield Station”

They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To…Thank God!

You hear this argument all the time these days. Everything is made of plastic. It’s never built to last. It breaks when you sneeze on it or drop it once. We all like to think back to the days when things were tougher, better-built, longer-lasting and l … Continue reading “They Don’t Make ’em Like They Used To…Thank God!”

Holy Trinity Church, Concord West

Memorial gates erected by parishioners and friends commemorate philanthropist Dame Eadith Walker. Dame Eadith Campbell Walker (1861-1937), philanthropist, was born on 18 September 1861 at The Rocks, Sydney, only child of Scottish parents Thomas Walker, … Continue reading “Holy Trinity Church, Concord West”

Dame Eadith Walker: An Appreciation

The passing of Dame Eadith Walker has left a great blank in the life of the community. From the earliest days of the colony her father was connected with its history and progress, and as he was a benefactor in his day, so she was a benefactress and sup … Continue reading “Dame Eadith Walker: An Appreciation”