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Broke? Funny name for a town

Land was originally set aside for a village by Henry Dangar in 1828, but NSW Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell gets the credit for naming the village in 1831. Major Mitchell named the village after Sir Charles Broke Vere, an English member of parliament and friend...

The Legend of Cockfighter

In the early 1800s the new British penal colony of New South Wales was centred on the area of Sydney Cove but also included outlying settlements at Camden, Parramatta and Windsor. With the arrival of free settlers came the need to open more land, so Governor Macquarie...