Jarvist Arnold (1902-1967) – Australian politician

James Jarvist ARNOLD (1902 – 1967) – an Australian politician, born in Wallaroo, South Australia. He was educated at Christian Brothers College in Adelaide before becoming a railway worker and firefighter. Moving to Newcastle, New South Wales, he qualified as an accountant. In 1940, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for New South Wales. He …



Tom Flight – Two Halves of a Life

Imagine a pile of clothing on a sea shore.  A middle-aged man enters the water and swims out to sea until he disappears.  Alternatively, the same man is in a small boat being rowed from one ship to another and in poor visibility is somehow capsizes and occupants are presumed drowned.  My grandfather, Will Jenner, however believed this man had …



The Legend of Fred FISHER’s Ghost

The legend of Fisher’s ghost is a popular Australian story dating to the early 19th century. It arose from a series of historical events which occurred in Campbelltown, now a large urban population centre on the southwestern outskirts of Sydney, but at the time a remote rural outpost.