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From the Archives: The Great Carcoar Flood of 1916.

“Carcoar reports the worst flood ever known. Residents of 70 years standing say that they cannot remember anything to equal it. The timber beam bridge which spans the Belubula at Carcoar, and which connects the north and south parts of the town, was seriously damaged. The water broke over the decking to a height of six or seven feet, with the result that the sides were washed away and one end of it collapsed. Carcoar residents were in danger of the Belubula River overflowing and inundating the town but, with the exception of water entering a few houses built close to the banks, the town was spared” (Ref: Canowindra Star and Eugowra News, Friday 1 September, 1916).

The Boy Next Door Goes to Rio

As Rio prepares for the upcoming Paralympics, the Carcoar community would like to extend their good wishes to our very own sporting legend Kurt Fearnley. This will be Kurt's fifth and final Paralympics and his first as co-captain of the Australian team alongside five-time Paralympian Daniela Di Toro, who plays wheelchair tennis. Kurt will be contesting the T54 men’s 5000 metre heats on the first day of competition followed by the T54 men’s 1500m series which will be held two days before the marathon on September 18.

Garage 'Sale of the Century'

Carcoar's Garage Sale of the Century will be held at the School of Arts, on Saturday 22nd October, 8am to 2pm, as part of the Garage Sale Trail. Funds raised will benefit the School of Arts Restoration Project. Great range of $2 bargains, including items that have been in storage for years. Also on offer is a piano (with delivery within the district) and other small items of furniture. Further donations are very welcome. A limited number of stall sites are available - phone Jill @ 63673056 to book a space.

Carcoar on the Big Screen!

On Sunday September 11 moviegoers can make tracks to the Carcoar School of Arts for a special screening of the supernatural thriller Backtrack starring Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody. Filmed partly in Carcoar the movie is a spine-chilling ghost story from the acclaimed writer-director, Michael Petroni. Brody plays psychologist Peter Bowers whose life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are ghosts. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right. The film also stars Sam Neill, himself no stranger to Carcoar having filmed in the village on numerous occasions. One film reviewer described th

Barry Art Sale

The Barry community group will be holding an art exhibition and sale at the Barry hall on Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 from 10am till 4pm. This is a great opportunity for local artists to showcase and sell their works. Art can be in any medium. There is an entry fee of $10.00 per art work plus a 20% commission on any sales. Funds raised will go to the Blayney Palliative Care Appeal. For more information contact Austra Kable on 6368 3537 or Sue Thompson on 6368 3691

Show & Tell Evening

On Tuesday August 9, The Carcoar Historical Society held its annual 'Show and Tell'. This year the event was held at Shalom, Carcoar. Participants were encouraged to bring along any artefacts, photographs, documents and stories relating to family or personal history. Some of the presentations included an interesting collection of Lumme photos owned by Cheryl Leslie; an account of the 1863 Commercial Bank hold-up related by a descendant of Joseph Parker, the accountant who frustrated the bushrangers; some kitchenalia items from Fran Hansen; Dawn Williams displayed a framed copy of the 1874 panorama of Carcoar showing St Paul's before the tower and steeple were built. Special Guest this year w

Carcoar Public School AGM

The Carcoar P&C would like to thank all parents and the community who helped with fundraising and donations of wood, cakes, monies and their time over the past few months. Special thanks to Paul Redmond, Anita Catalano, Colleen Howarth, Linda Williams and Joe and Hazel Van Dartel. Between the election day stall sales and the raffle over $1300.00 dollars was raised. The P&C AGM will be held at 3pm on Thursday August 25 in the main classroom at the Carcoar Public School. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

Carcoar Village Association AGM

On Wednesday August 10, the Carcoar Village Association held its Annual General Meeting at the School of Arts. The interim executive was elected unopposed and are as follows: President -Jill Cole Vice President -John Burke Secretary -Evan Lee Treasurer -Linda Williams Hazel Van Dartel, Diane Blazely and Eric Foote are ordinary members.

Pokemons Found In Carcoar

With the massive “Pokemon Go” craze taking the world by storm it is interesting to note that Pokemons have been found in and about the village! One was found in the School of Arts Hall during a recent meeting and another was also caught at the war memorial. Watch out Colleen there may even be one lurking on the shelves of the Enterprise store.

Carcoar Village Association AGM

The Carcoar Village Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting at the School of Arts on Wednesday August 10 at 6.30pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Nomination forms are available from the secretary by contacting thecarcoarvillageassociation@gmail.com. The AGM will be followed by an ordinary meetng. Fees for membership are now due.

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