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July 15, 2024 4:20 PM

Scone’s Bush Poets’ Breakfast Helps To Save Lives

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BY MEREDITH BLAIR Scone’s Literary Festival celebrated a spectacular close to their three-day festival, raising $3000 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter through their Bush Poets’ Breakfast hosted at the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre. “Each year one of the components of the three-day festival is the Bush Poets’ Breakfast and as a festival committee we […]

Vehicle Donation Brings Simulations to Life

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The aim of Mines Rescue training is to simulate rescue situations as life-like as possible. The donation of a Toyota Landcruiser by Glencore’s Mt Owen Complex (MGO) will do exactly that, and so it was fitting that it was the mine’s own rescue members who were the first to put the training to the test. […]

Legacy Torch Shines Bright

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By Di Sneddon “We will look after the Mrs and the Kids.” It was a promise made in the shrapnel-lashed trenches of the Western Front. Offering comfort to their wounded mate Private Leslie John Hallifax and Private Frederick William Muller reassured their dying mate to not worry.  They promised to look after his family. That […]

Georgia Crosses Finish Line 10 Seconds Ahead

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By Di Sneddon It is one thing winning a State Cross Country Championship and quite another to get across the finish line ten seconds ahead of your nearest rival. But that is exactly what Singleton’s Georgia Dunn managed to accomplish at the Combined Catholic Schools Polding Cross Country championships earlier this month. Representing St Catherine’s […]

St Alban’s Cottage Captures the Stories of the Past

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When looking back at the history of Muswellbrook you are sure to come across the White family name on many occasions. So it should come as little surprise that the St Alban’s Rectory, known as The Cottage, was built in 1871 for the widowed mother of Canon William Edward White, rector of the Anglican Parish […]

Big Weekend to Mark Major Gundy Milestone

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If you are into Australian history you are in for one massive treat when Gundy Soldiers Memorial Hall marks its 100th year. The event will be based throughout Gundy and kicks off at the hall on Friday, July 28, with a trip back to the 1950s with the screening of ‘Smiley’, a movie filmed in […]

Country Schools Gather for Podium Contest

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Belltrees Public School student population increased significantly earlier this month when students from around the district gathered to contest the Invermein Schools Public Speaking Competition. Forty students from Murrurundi, Martindale, Sandy Hollow and Ellerston travelled to Belltrees Public School to contest the annual event which is a highlight in the school year, especially for the […]

One Final Gesture from Cancer Assist Singleton

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By Di Sneddon A $54,000 donation to Singleton Hospital from Cancer Assist Singleton will be spent on the purchase of cancer related diagnostic equipment for the hospital. It will also purchase surgical equipment for skin cancer procedures. The presentation was made to hospital staff last week by Cancer Assist Singleton president Lyn Paix and treasurer […]

Order of Australia for Pauline

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By Jem Anshaw There is no denying the amazing impact Where There’s A Will has had in our community, and now Scone’s Pauline Carrigan has been recognised for her role in founding the organisation. Over the June long weekend it was announced she would receive an Order of Australia for services to youth, but it […]