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July 1, 2020
Anne Becomes Our First Subscriber

ANNE Miles is an avid newsreader and at the age of 78 she is the first subscriber to scone.com.au. The subscription will be available online this afternoon, but Anne got in early and visited the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Monday, to get organised. Anne said she is dubious about using a credit card online, […]

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June 16, 2020
Ethel Haydon Turns 100

ETHEL Haydon celebrated her 100th birthday today at the Haydon Hall in Murrurundi.  A beloved member of the community, more than 50 people made sure to drop by and congratulate her, including students from Blandford Public School. During her thank you speech, Ethel said “looking back, I suppose life was divided into periods”. “The teenage […]

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May 28, 2020
Pandemic Perspective: Some Snippets From The Past

THE last pandemic which occurred in Australia was the Spanish Flu in 1919 and Scone was not immune. Reading through old local newspapers we found lots of parallels to the current pandemic, including the scourge of steamliners, the cancellation of most social activities and the impact on workplaces. Thankfully, 100 years later we better understand […]

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May 27, 2020
Pandemic May Be Turning Point For Reconciliation

TODAY the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre and Upper Hunter Shire Council held a flag raising ceremony as part of Reconciliation Week, with local Wonnarua people and children from local schools, with this year’s theme aptly being “All In This Together.” Richard Lawton, a Bidjara man, who has lived in Scone in Wonnarua country for nearly […]

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October 14, 2019
Fabulous Day in One of Scone’s Oldest Gardens

YESTERDAY, Bill and Sarah Howey opened their garden at Geraldton, one of Scone’s oldest homes, drawing more than 100 people to raise money for Scone’s Australian Decorative Fine Arts Society (ADFAS). See photos of the garden below… Sarah Howey, said they were surprised how many people came to the open day and they enjoyed having […]

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October 2, 2019
Bill and Sarah Welcome All To Geraldton

BILL and Sarah Howey will be opening “Geraldton” to the whole community on Sunday, October 13, to raise money for the local Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Geraldton is one of the earliest homes built in Scone, dating back to 1857 when Matthew Miller purchased the land and built the first four bedroom cottage.  […]

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August 19, 2019
Piecing Together Indigenous History

By Taylah Fellows THE Upper Hunter Shire Council is conducting an Aboriginal heritage study, thanks to a $40, 000 grant from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. RPS Australia has been commissioned by the Council to help piece together the indigenous picture of the Upper Hunter, all community members are encouraged to share information at […]

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July 17, 2019
Days Numbered for Old Hospital

IF the walls of the Wilson memorial Hospital in Murrurundi could talk they could tell the stories of generations of Murrurundi residents from the birth of new family members to the passing of loved ones. The current building has stood firm for 100 years, but now its days are numbered as plans take shape for […]

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June 27, 2019
Airing the Upper Hunter Tartan

THE first kilts made from the new Upper Hunter Tartan will be aired next weekend at the Aberdeen Highland Games. Read the Rick Wright poem about the kilt at the end of this story. Charles Cooke, president of the Games said it was the perfect way to mark the 20th anniversary of the Games and […]

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June 6, 2019
Cairn Construction Underway

ABERDEEN is set to have a cairn, as a contribution from the Aberdeen Highland Games to the community and in recognition of the significant role the Scottish played in the Upper Hunter. Construction began in Taylor Park last week and local stone mason John Henley is putting the stones together. Charles Cooke, president of the […]

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