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Author Archive | Eric Kontos

2016-04-01 09.21.53

Thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken…

We all have our favourite phrases and one of mine is: the more things change, the more they stay the same. But as you get older and, hopefully, a little wiser, you realise nothing is that simple or clear cut. I was reminded of this when the news came through that one of our local… Read more »

green light to heritage for 121 year old St James Anglican Church

Heritage listing for old St James, but restoration may never come

Historic St James Anglican Church may have avoided demolition and gained support for heritage listing, but restoration may never see the light of day. At last night’s meeting to vote on heritage listing for the 121 year old Minto landmark, Campelltown councillors opposed to the proposal warned the cost of restoration was so expensive the… Read more »

Greek Presidential Guard

Greek Presidential Guards in Camden for special Anzac tribute

The Anzac legend was born during the Great War in places such as Gallipoli, Fromelles and Villers-Bretonneux. The legend grew During World War II, when one of the biggest expeditions of our Diggers was as part of the Allied effort to save Greece from Nazi occupation in 1941. Many Anzacs either perished or were taken… Read more »

2018-04-05 17.18.08

Symmetry of our streetscape points the way forward

Picture yourself in Mawson Park and walking downhill towards Queen Street. It’s almost dusk as you lift your eyes and realise that the main feature of the streetscape is the contrast between a modern building and one built more than 100 years earlier in the 19th century. The old Campbelltown court house, a beautiful building… Read more »

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