Concord Cares for its Own

Concord Cares for its Own
Members of Concord Voluntary Workers Association

Doing their bit for the boys who did theirs. Within days of the declaration of war in August 1914 a vast civilian “army” of voluntary workers began to mobilise to…

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Shackleton’s Shipwreck: A Story of Survival

Shackleton’s Shipwreck:  A Story of Survival
Waiting to be rescued

Twenty-seven people were all there were when Shackleton's Antarctic expedition went awry. Luckily for us (they were lucky enough, all surviving after months and months), one of those was a…

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Suburban Development Post WWI

Suburban Development Post WWI
Walker Estate Subdivision No.5 - 1916

Post WWI were boom years for building suburban houses that were detached and provided a yard for relaxation and family pursuits. The popular style was the Californian bungalow, a style…

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The Long-gone Industries of Concord (Pt.8)

More Industries of the West. Tulloch's Phoenix Ironworks Opposite CSR Chemicals, between the railway and Concord Road, Tulloch's Phoenix Ironworks was a local landmark from its foundation in 1915 until…

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Kids Say the Darndest Things
Kids Say the Darndest Things

Teacher:  How old is your father?     Kid:  He is 6 years.Teacher:  What?  How is this possible.   Kid:  He became father only when I was born. Teacher:  Maria, go to the…

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Pine Gap “Spy Base”, Alice Springs

Pine Gap “Spy Base”, Alice Springs
Pine Gap

What you never knew about top-secret facility. Prohibited area From employing hundreds of Aussies to playing a key role in the US defence missile shield. Pine Gap’s secrets are slowly…

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