Letters to the Editor

Letter: Great Cycle Thank You

THANK YOU to the people of Scone and surrounds. For the month of October I have pedaled my cycle around the area. I did this to raise money in the  Great Cycle Challenge, collecting donations and sponsors to get funds for research into kids cancer. Throughout the month I rode more than 750km, and raised […]



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Letter: Thank You Robert Ryan

The following letter to Robert Ryan from the Upper Hunter District Cricket Association was contributed to the editor: THE Upper Hunter District Cricket Association received a letter during the off season nominating yourself for Life Membership of the Association. At the recently held AGM the Committee unanimously voted to confer Life Membership on you. The […]



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Letter: Heritage Policy Questioned

I am a resident of the Scone community, member of the Council Heritage Advisory committee and the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society, plus others. I am against the demolition of number 77 Main Street Scone. Isn’t it the intent to preserve and respect our heritage buildings? In your policies and strategies; at the ordinary […]



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Letter: History of Gold Digger’s Arms

Re: Proposal to demolish existing buildings at 77 Main Street, Scone, and construct a storage shed. Development Application 57/2017 should not be allowed to proceed on both demolition and development grounds. The buildings at 77 Main Street should not be demolished as the Local Heritage listed building known as the former Gold Diggers Arms is […]



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Letter: Gold Diggers’ Arms

scone.com.au has provided us with wonderful descriptions of the 163 year old Gold Diggers’ Arms in Main Street opposite the Uniting Church.  But we also hear a stark warning about its threatened demolition.  That’s the wrong way to go. Related story: History May Be Bulldozed. Public documents show us the main events of its early […]



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Letter: Begs the Question of Johnsen

Suppose you read the latest story in the Oz. “Two Nick Xenophon Team candidates could be disqualified if their bid for the lower house is successful, costing taxpayers more than $1 million to hold by-elections. Karen Hockley, who is contesting Boothby in South Australia’s southern suburbs, and Andrea Broadfoot, standing for Grey in the state’s […]



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