In Memorandum

Why do some Honour Rolls in Australia use the American spelling of “Honor”? Honour rolls were first used in America circa 1905. Communities erected them to remember those who fought…

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Gertrude Frances Moberly, RCC

Gertrude Moberly was born in Rockhampton, Queensland on New Year’s Day 1880. She was the sixth of Rev. Edmund George Moberly and Julia Frances Suttor’s eight children. Gertrude grew up…

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Concord’s Memorial Avenue

Concord’s Memorial Avenue
Concord Road 1918, showing recently planted trees

Concord Memorial Avenue - Officially Opened Yesterday (so reads the article in the Sun of 4th August 1918) “I hope every municipality in NSW will follow Concord’s example in honouring…

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Suburban Theatres and the Impact of TV

Suburban Theatres and the Impact of TV
Ritz Theatre, Central Concord

Before the digital age and the internet, the cinema was a major part of Australia’s social life. On Saturday nights in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, everyone went — or…

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Have you ever wondered . . .

Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin? Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed? Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?…

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