Between Land and Sea

It was a proud and decisive moment, probably in the early 1850s, when the young William Cochrane grasped this fancy hand painted tin canister, slid open its hinged lid and carefully inserted his folded university documents inside its compartment. That day, William’s whole life was ahead of him – he had two degrees and further […]

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Broken Hill’s Kind-hearted Grocer

Born in Northern Italy in 1883, Emanuel Pedergnana was just 18 when he migrated to Australia in 1901. Although almost illiterate, the plucky young man went on to lead a successful strike action, work on the mines and own two retail businesses after settling in Broken Hill. Emanuel first found work at St Herberts, a […]

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