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WASTE TO ART

The Sims Metal Waste to Art and design 2021 competition in Condobolin was a wonderful success. A different waste item is featured part of Waste to Art each year and in 2021, the public was…


SECOND RED GUM CARVING COMPLETE

By Melissa Blewitt Chainsaw artist Brandon Kroon (BK Carving) has completed a second magnificent Redgum carving that will take pride of place in Condobolin. The relief carving depicts sports played in the local area –…


NOT YOUR NORMAL CONDOBOLIN SHOW YEAR

While the 2020 Condobolin Show suffered the same fate as all but a handful of Australia’s 508 agricultural shows, 192 of which are in NSW, the association and secretariat still functioned, with some activities going…


IMPERIAL HOTEL OPENS ITS DOORS ONCE AGAIN

By Melissa Blewitt The Imperial Hotel in Condobolin has opened its doors once again. It has been a journey of discovery for businessman Fred Vella, who vowed to bring the local landmark back to its…


VINNIES VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED FOR EFFORTS

By Melissa Blewitt Lachlan Shire Council has been announced as a Yellow Ribbon Council by SARAH (Safer Australian Roads and Highways) President Peter Frazer, for their long-time support of National Road Safety Week. They have…


BLACKFIT FITNESS VISITS CONDOBOLIN

By Melissa Blewitt Blackfit Fitness believes every Aboriginal child should have an equal opportunity to learn and practice their culture, a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. They specialise in programs that empower children and communities to…


70 YEARS OF SERVICE

On Saturday the 8th May members on Lodge Condobolin gathered at the Railway Hotel for a luncheon to present Right Worshipful Brother Mick Press, 89, and Worshipful Brother Hugh Crerar, 96, with a Certificate marking…


‘HARMONIES ON THE HILL’

Around 70 people attended the ‘Harmonies on the Hill’ held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, 30 April. The performance was presented by Lachlan Arts Council. Renowned Anglo Australian Tenor William Amer performed at…


TERRYLL WINS MAJOR NSW CWA AWARD

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Terryll Cassidy has won the NSW County Women’s Association Recycled Article Competition. Her unique “Colourful Spring Bouquet Dress and Necklace” was awarded the overall Grand Prize, which was announced at the…


WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES

BRIAN SCHMALKUCHE’S WALK 4 CHRIST – LINKING THE PARISHES Thursday morning 29th of April 2021, Trundle. Up, dressed, and ready to Walk at 5am. Looked outside to see a beautiful moonlit morning, a pink moon…


SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AT WILLOW BEND

By Melissa Blewitt Willow Bend Sports Centre 2877 held a myriad of activities throughout the School Holidays. Local youth were able to participate in Teens Classes where they were put through different strength movements and…


A SPECIAL TRAIN TRIP

By Melissa Blewitt St James Rail passengers aboard the Southern Aurora, made their way through Condobolin on Wednesday, 28 April. The ‘Southern Aurora’ – a 1960’s icon of the nation— the gleaming, stainless steel ‘Southern…


EVOLUTION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

By Melissa Blewitt Evolution Mining supports and celebrates the achievements of students who have left Condobolin High School to undertake Tertiary education on a yearly basis. Community and External Relations Officer, Renee Pettit, attended the…


CELEBRATING MOTHER’S DAY IN CONDOBOLIN

The Condobolin Sports Club hosted a Mother’s Day luncheon and dinner on Sunday, 9 May. Those who attended enjoyed a buffet meal from the facility’s new chef. From all reports, everyone enjoyed themselves and had…


BISHOP VISITS

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE DD celebrated the Patronal Feast of St Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Condobolin on Sunday, 2 May. “It was great seeing so many people from the Parish and its Parish School come…


IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE

By Melissa Blewitt The Condobolin Doctor Crisis Working Party believe now is the time for change in the local health care system, particularly in relation to the lack of doctors at Condobolin Hospital. Members Jenny…


NEW MOBILE PHONE POLICY AT CHS

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School has a new mobile phone policy. As of Monday, 3 May students will be expected to follow three simple steps to comply with the new guidelines. Every classroom will…


CHS COMMEMORATES ANZAC DAY

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin High School hosted an ANZAC Day Assembly on Friday, 23 April. The Acknowledgement to Country was given by Shaylee Saunders and Billie O’Bryan. School Chaplain Ralph Martin said a Prayer for…


CWFS PROJECT COMMENCES

By Melissa Blewitt The Central West Farming Systems’ (CWFS) ‘Tapping a Natural Resource – A Rural and Regional ‘Remote Workforce’ project is underway. CWFS, who are based in Condobolin, secured funding from the Foundation for…


A SPECIAL PRESENTATION

By Melissa Blewitt A special presentation was made to the Condobolin RSL Sub Branch and its members on ANZAC Day (25 April). A poignant photograph, captioned ‘Lament for the Dead of Long Tan’ with a…


CHS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS

By Melissa Blewitt. Condobolin High School held their annual Cross Country event at the SRA Grounds on 31 March. Students displayed great sportsmanship and determination to complete the course. Samuel Kissane was the 12 Years…


SENIORS WEEK CELEBRATIONS HELD IN CONDOBOLIN

Condobolin HACC held their Senior’s Week celebration at the Sports Club on Wednesday, 21 April. Seventeen people attended the event, and they a fabulous morning tea and delicious treats. HACC wanted to thank all those…



SKYFEST DANCE WORKSHOPS

By Melissa Blewitt Wiradjuri dance teacher and choreographer, Jo Clancy, visited Condobolin to conduct the first SkyFest: miima warrabinya dance workshop for local women and girls at the Wiradjuri Study Centre on Monday, 12 April….



KEVIN ATTENDS MEETING

By Melissa Blewitt Condobolin’s Kevin Read joined other NSW Police Force employees from across Western Region to attend the Aboriginal Employee Network meeting at Dubbo in March. Attendees ranged from the region’s Aboriginal Community Liaison…



CONDO CORROBOREE

The Galari Bila Waga Dhaany’s is a Wiradjuri word Meaning Lachlan River Dancers is an Aboriginal youth Boys Dance group located in Condobolin will present to you the Condo Corroboree on Sunday, 29 May at…


WILLIAM AMER TO PERFORM

Compiled by Anne Coffey Renowned Anglo Australian Tenor William Amer will be performing at the ‘Harmonies on the Hill’ event to be held at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Condobolin on Friday, 30 April from…


LANTERNS TO FILL THE CONDOBOLIN SKY

By Melissa Blewitt Sky Lanterns will fill the Condobolin atmosphere as part of the Condo SkyFest 2021:  Miima Warrabinya. The Sky-lanterns Project will see locals create beautifully unique lanterns which will be released during the…