Welcome !

Office of the MANILLA EXPRESS 1907
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as traditional custodians of the continent of Australia and its Islands. and therefore, the Gamilaraay people as traditional custodians of country on which our home town of Manilla stands.
This Web History is being put together by a couple of independent local history buffs. It doesn’t promise to be a full and comprehensive academic history, but rather a simple telling of collected stories, of events and people influential in shaping a typical Australian rural community, during its first one hundred years or so. The text is based upon published histories, newspaper items and government notices; it's illustrated with relevant images and draws upon knowledge collected over many years of the author's access to the town's vast Community Archives. Based on these resources, this record  aims to be a truthful history, dependent however, upon the accuracy of previously published materials.
Pages are regularly added and others updated where necessary. All will be available to read via links on the BROWSE page as they are completed, so please check back for additions to the topic list.

The viewer can expect there'll be subjects not yet covered. All this takes time - spare time which is often in short supply. So your understanding is appreciated. Please get in touch if you have some local history to contribute, or perhaps a relevant story to tell - web savvy helpers are most welcome to become involved in the site build process.

Diana Nichol  

Local Historian

Currency:  Our pages are subject to ongoing research and review. Duplicate outdated texts may exist elsewhere on the internet, so please check here  for current editions.

Content: Visitors should be advised that historical texts and articles appearing here may contain language and views reflecting attitudes of the period in which an item was written. Such attitudes may be considered inappropriate or offensive today, however we may include them where necessary for context.


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Images: Manilla Community Archive unless otherwise stated. Text Edits: ©Diana Nichol  2000-  |   E: manillahistory@gmail.com |  http://nicholarts.com.au 

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