Author Archive | Eric Kontos

BMX champion Rachael Long

Tribute to our future gold medal winners

A wonderful tribute to our finest young athletes was held last night in the Campbelltown Arts Centre. This is an annual event for Campbelltown residents who attend the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS). Separate functions are held for athletes who live in the Liverpool, Wollondilly or Camden local government areas. Mayor of Campbelltown,… Read more »

Mayor of Ruse? wildlife rescuer Ricardo Carlo Lonza.

Ricardo for mayor of Ruse – and it’s RIP Tim Stuart

Last week in this column we speculated about the biggest personalities in our various suburbs. Indeed we called for nominations after we discussed whether current Councillor Bob Thompson or MP Anoulack Chanthivong should get the nod for Ingleburn. In retrospect we should have included long serving Ingleburn chamber secretary Phil Occhiuto. As for the others… Read more »

St James Anglican Church

Labor gets tough on heritage, but is it enough to save St James?

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has thrown his support behind his party’s new policy on heritage protection. “In the face of unprecedented urban growth in our region, it’s important now more than ever that we are doing everything we can to preserve Macarthur’s rich heritage,’’ says Mr Warren. “Our region has some beautiful heritage items –… Read more »

The Hume Highway between the Cross Roads and Campbelltown

Looking back without rose coloured glasses

Nothing concentrates the mind like being asked to give a speech about your memories of 20, 30 and 40 years ago. On May 4 I will be speaking about the local media and politics as part of Heritage Week in Liverpool. I started my newspaper career in Liverpool, and as fate would have it, finished… Read more »

Heritage buildings in Queen Street, opposite Campbelltown Mall

Five good reasons for preserving links with the past

If Campbelltown Council goes ahead tonight and approves plans to demolish the historic little St James Anglican church at Kent Street, Minto it will confirm once again our indifference to the past. It may not be the most elegantly designed church of all time but it is the oldest standing structure in Minto, and that should… Read more »

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