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Monday, August 15, 2011

No. 16 (September 2009)

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"Autobiography - James Albert Brennan (1859-1955) from Len Randall via Irene Randall". Continued. Writes of kangaroo dogs, kangaroo hunting on the the Ninety Mile Beach, the Swing Bridge, Aboriginal hunting and customs, working as a baker in Sale, bore water in Sale, boxing (and Tom Curran) in Sale, Coupar the baker. pp5-10

"Recollections of Llowalong". Report of visit to "Allendale" at Llowalong by relatives of Kevin Nolan, who purchased the property in 1946, but sold it so he could be granted a soldier settlement block in 1950. pp12-13.

"Museum Piece - Theodolite". Photograph and details of William Tennant Dawson's theodolite, held in the Society collection. Dawson, the government surveyor, died in 1873, but the theodolite stayed within the family, and was severely damaged by fire at Roseneath in 1921. pp14-15.



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