LOCAL newspaper archivists Rod and Wendy Gow have released a new local history book titled “Krambach – Chronicles of 1937 to 1950”.
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This local history book, compiled from newspaper articles from 1937 through to 1950, follows on from their earlier local history book “Krambach chronicles of the early days 1856 to 1938”, covering Krambach, Dyer’s Crossing, Tipperary, Firefly, Wang Wauk, Bulby Brush, Bucca Wauka, Larry’s Flat, Bunyah, Cucumbark, Karkatt, Kundibakh, Willina, Belbora, Avalon, Tahpit and surrounding districts.

Commencing at the lowest economic point of the Great Depression in 1937, through the years of World War II, and continuing after peace was declared, in the years of austerity to 1950, these newspaper articles highlight the efforts and determination of these communities in such tough times to live a normal, if frugal, lifestyle.

They came together and assisted those less fortunate than themselves. They held sporting events and entertainments that brought enjoyment into their lives, and quite a few still successfully operated businesses and farms, most kept their household economies afloat, being the sons and daughters of pioneers who had been through the 1890s depression, they excelled in making life more bearable.

Those on farms generally fared better than the general populace, being able to grow their own food, and the excess was donated to those in less fortunate circumstances. Some dairy farmers managed well enough to be able to purchase motor vehicles, a commodity generally out of the financial reach of most families.

These gallant men and women turned tragedies into triumphs and established a productive and supportive society. They also managed to glean enough money from their savings to build new churches, halls, and sporting grounds. Community was everything – support your neighbour when they needed you – and keep the family afloat, being their main objectives.

Many obituaries have been included, as these give interesting details of the pioneers and descendants life and achievements. These articles shed light on the family history of great interest to the following generations. Likewise many marriage reports are also in great detail and highlight the connections between the many pioneering families who moulded this district with their untiring efforts.

Copies of the Gows’ latest local history book are available at Cundletown Museum, (Soldiers Memorial Hall), Main Street, Cundletown.

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Try time: Nathan Gardner scores a try for Cronulla against the Bulldogs at last year’s Auckland Nines. Picture: Simon Watts/Getty Images.Cronulla and St George Illawarra have been drawn in the same pool for February’s Auckland Nines.
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The Sharks and Dragons will meet Canberra and the Gold Coast in Pool Piha.

Cronulla finished runner-up last year, losing the final to South Sydney.

The tournament could be Cronulla fans first look at a host of new signings including halves James Maloney and Chad Townsend.

NRL premiers North Queensland were drawn against Newcastle, Penrith and the Wests Tigers in Pool Rangitoto.

Pool Hunua appears to be the strongest with the hosts New Zealand Warriors drawn against Canterbury, Manly and NRL grand finalists Brisbane.

Last year’s nines champions South Sydney are joined in Pool Waiheke by the Sydney Roosters, Parramatta and Melbourne.

The third annual pre-season tournament will be held over the weekend of February 6 and 7.

Who will advance furthest at the Auckland Nines – Cronulla or St George Illawarra?

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It’s a pity St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a public holiday but here’s some good news for the lovers of all things Irish.
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Coming off the big day, the Blue Mountains Music Festival in 2016 will presenta huge feast of Irish music as part of the annual celebration of folk, roots and blues on Friday, March 18through to Sunday, March 20. Acts like Moxie, The Rambling Boys, The Rumjacks and Mary Black and her band will have audienceson theirfeet and spilling Guinness in no time.

Mary Black, on her last tour of Australia, will be making her first appearance at the festival. For over a quarter-century, Blackhas been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad. Black has released 11 studio albums all of which achieved platinum sales status and spawned countless hits.

She has shared stages, TV shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. She has also played a front-line role in bringing Irish music, past and present, to an increasingly appreciative and ever-growing global audience.

With Blackwill be her daughter, the rising talent Roisin O.Her career took off almost immediately after she left school.She started airing her own songs at every chance she got, whether as a solo artist, a guest performer or with her band.

Support slots with artists across a wide range of styles, including Imelda May, The Coronas, Brad Paisley and her mother Mary Black for whom she sings back-up vocals, proved that Roisin O was born to perform.

The Rambling Boys are the best of old school Irish tradition.They are a group of amazing musicians with successful individual careers who have been members of various Irish traditional groups. And Moxie is a group who isinspiring audiences with their new palette of 21st century Irish music.

Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage. His incredibly sympathetic electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs. Bloom’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of the songsof other people.

New musical palette: Irish band Moxie will perform at next year’s Blue Mountains Music Festival in Katoomba.

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