I Remember – Do You?

I Remember – Do You?
I remember - Do you?

I remember when the loo was a dunny, And the pan man came at night; It wasn’t the least bit funny Going out the back with no light. The interesting…

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I Remember …

Starched circular petticoats which stood up by themselves after being ironed Listening to the "Argonauts" and "Yes What" on the wireless Taking the billy can out to meet the milkman…

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Memories of Old Concord

The Concord Recorder, Thursday, July 6, 1961. I was very interested in Mr. Stanton’s article on old Concord. I would like to add to it. I have been waiting for…

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Kit Johnston – Memories

Kit Johnston (c1978) I came to Concord 63 years ago and have seen many changes. Our road, Alexandra Street, was not made and we had no kerb and guttering and…

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John and Mary Bray

John and Mary Bray
Alfred Llewellyn Bray

Private John Bray and his wife Mary reached Sydney in June 1790 on board the Neptune with the first detachment of the New South Wales Corps. Within three years John…

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Frances Jarvis (nee Ashton)

Frances Jarvis (nee Ashton)
Ashtons baths

My father, Samuel Ashton, owned the Public Baths at Mortlake. As a matter of fact, he built the baths himself, all cut out from solid rock. I was born in…

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1901 Scandal

1901 Scandal
Ashtons baths

“Now I Confess”, says Frances, 90. It took a tomboy to talk the young ladies of Enfield, Mortlake and Concord into taking swimming lessons back in 1901. The schoolmarms of…

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