On the homefront

Mon 01st Dec 2014

During the war years the community at home worked hard to support the war effort.  They supported the Red Cross, Belgian Relief Fund, Patriotic Fund and other appeals, raising thousands of pounds.

Sewing days were held regularly to make clothing, women and children knitted socks and ... more details

Red Cross

Sat 29th Nov 2014

Just two weeks after the formation of the Australian branch of the British Red Cross on 13 August 1914, a branch was formed at Inverell. Immediately arrangements were made for the first full day sewing meeting which resulted in 139 garments – most likely from donated materials. The Inverell... more details

Eva Bone, Mother of the Soldiers

Sat 22nd Nov 2014

Eva, daughter of the Reverend James and Eleanor Haydon of Darlinghurst Sydney, was a great community supporter.  From a very young age she turned her hand to church and charitable work. Following her marriage to George Bone in 1884 the couple came to live at Inverell where they raised three ... more details

Gifts for Gallipoli Soldiers

Fri 12th Sep 2014

During October 1915, a consignment of 67 cases of gifts for our soldiers at Gallipoli were packed by staff at A.M. Cansdell and Company's Inverell store.  These items were generously donated by district residents.  Organising this quantity of donations and packing was time consumin... more details