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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


In the bunker: historical society celebrates 60 years

Glen op den Brouw says being the president of a historical society is mostly a thankless task, but there are exceptions. “There’s only so much you can do but I love how people come out of the blue and say: I have this box of stuff, do you want it,’’ says the Liverpool Historical Society… Read more »


Storm over council bid for domestic violence service: help already available

Domestic violence service providers have hit out at a Campbelltown Council decision to “investigate the opportunity of facilitating the establishment of a women’s domestic violence service’’. They say that there are plenty of such services across Macarthur, including for women who have recently arrived in the country. In a letter sent to all the councillors… Read more »


Intermodal: Commission to hear residents’ concerns before making a decision

The indefatigable John Anderson, for many years the president of Residents Against Intermodal Development – RAID – has been busy spreading the word about next week’s important public meeting on the Moorebank intermodal. He says there will be eight speakers at the meeting called by the Independent Planning Commission NSW. The NSW Department of Planning… Read more »


Brilliant goalkeeping from City, but Country retain soccer trophy

The Macarthur football community came together on Saturday night to celebrate the annual City versus Country soccer clashes. Campbelltown City mayor George Brticevic, who attended the event at Lynwood Park, along with Wollondilly Mayor Matthew Deeth and Camden Councillor Cindy Cagney, praised organisers at a subsequent council meeting on Tuesday night. “The football was great… Read more »


OAM honour for member of Ingleburn Legacy Widows Club since 1978

Oops – the local media’s coverage of Macarthur and South West Sydney residents who received gongs in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours left out one recipient. Anita West, a Campbelltown resident, was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to veterans and their families. The reason all of the media, including the South… Read more »


OAM honour for RSL legend Dutchy Holland

Honour: Dutchy Holland, centre, with then Campbelltown mayor Paul Hawker, and another local RSL legend, Ray James, at a recent Anzac Day ceremony in Mawson Park. His name is synonymous with the Campbelltown sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and now Gordon James “Dutchy’’ Holland has been acknowledged in this year’s… Read more »

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