Revealed – the next of this year’s historical markers.
Historic markers 2019
Revealed – the first of this year’s Georges River Council Heritage Markers.
War Memorial relocation proposal sparks divisive debate
A proposal by Alderman Sydney Binder in 1926 to relocate the Hurstville War Memorial sparked a heated and extensive debate within council and across the community. Essentially a battle between those wanting to make way for growing traffic and those wanting to preserve the memorial where it stood. The debate spanned five months and finally concluded in May 1926, with preservation of the memorial winning the debate. Redevelopment and beautification of the site began taking place almost immediately and despite some setbacks from a ‘despicable sneak thief’ who stole some plants, the upgrades were completed quickly and efficiently.
Billiard Ball Marathon
Australia’s first billiard ball marathon took place on 25 July 1936 as the result of a wager between Jack Hayward, a community singing conductor, and Arthur Davies, “the champion axeman”.
“Loving Local Living” Historical Walking Tour
Georges River Libraries, in collaboration with Kogarah Community Services, conducted a “Loving Local Living” Historical Walk on Tuesday 16th July. It was a beautiful sunny
Williams the Balloonist
No man had ever fallen further and lived – but you’ll never guess where John Thomas Williams landed!
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