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Hillary Morris was first name out of the box
Gosford, an electorate since 1950
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Sitting Member last on ballot paper
Terrigal voting at Empire Bay, Wagstaffe and Ettalong
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Developer joins calls against non-compliance
New group calls for compliant development
Group urges residents to use on-demand bus
Geoff Melville honoured for 'local achievement'
John Greenway dies after cycling accident
Bikes, shopping trolleys and phones found under wharf
Mayor lobbies for Peninsula drainage
Lack of election promises dismays Chamber
Service NSW to open cashless centre in Woy Woy
Climate workshop hears Peninsula has hotter summers
Objectors may address planning panel for second time
Hall packed for networking meeting
Complaints about NRMA fence 'being investigated'
Freelancers to meet in Woy Woy
Uniting Church to hold garage sale
Exchange students visit the Peninsula
Dementia advocate speaks at Rotary
Woman praised for baby's rescue
Sausage sizzle for International Women's Day
Rotarians try arm wrestling against a champion
Replica assault rifle seized
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Non-compliance: Find politicians who think like us
Issues with procedures of Joint Regional Planning Panel
Infrastructure catastrophe will follow non-compliance
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Cutting off her hair for charity
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British singer to perform at folk club
Blues and Roots competition to be held in Umina
Sculptor opens her home studio and garden
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Artwork featured in regional exhibition
Warning about double parking
Student selected for wind ensemble
Canteen receives award for sustainability
Forensic science day for Stage 3 students
Life education classroom visits Woy Woy
Students take photos
New furniture bought with money raised through fun run
Students take part in anti-bullying show
Kitchen garden program continues at Woy Woy
Sydney Swans players visit Woy Woy South
School returns incorrect shirts
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Medal-winning result for junior life savers
Southern Spirit wins in girls' league
Five golfers win their way to national championship
Joshua selected for Australia for Arafura Games
Rugby union season set to start on April 6
Pizza and movie night for teenage life savers
Nippers celebrate end of season
Southern Spirit holds Pink Stumps Cricket Day
Umina takes out men's triples
Nippers season ends with presentations
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Woy Woy abattoir history published
Early photos on display at Umina library

Woy Woy abattoir history published

A history of Woy Woy abattoir has been published by Ettalong author Ms Joan Patrick.

Ms Patrick said the book, A Dynasty of Butchers and their Path to Woy Woy, was the story of FC Nichols Pty Ltd, which traced the family from their arrival in NSW in 1882 to the present.

"Sydney during the 1880s enjoyed a post-goldrush boom.

"The NSW Government invested in major infrastructure projects.

"One was the Sydney to Newcastle railway that transformed Woy Woy's sleepy colonial village into an important tourist resort and commercial centre.

"Seventy-three years later, the railway also attracted brothers, Norman, Cecil and Allen when they paid Jack Roberts 18,500 pounds for his little slaughterhouse at South Woy Woy in 1955.

"Their business competency and expertise was exceptional and this history describes how those skills were achieved.

"They modernised it and employed thousands of local people and generated millions of dollars," Ms Patrick said.

"This story is more than one family or place.

"It includes stories about the meat industry in NSW from early slaughterhouses, associated pollution of waterways, government inspections and regulations, wartime meat rations, trade union disputes and changes in slaughtering techniques and equipment.

"This is the story of the men and women who worked on farms, in abattoirs, and in retail butcher shops to bring meat to our tables," Ms Patrick said.

Ms Patrick began working on the book in 2015 and gathered information from a range of sources.

Ms Patrick's book is available at the Umina Beach Book Bazaar.

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