Office of the MANILLA EXPRESS 1907
This Web History is being put together by a local history buff. 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 the Australian National Library Trove listings; it's illustrated with relevant photographs 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 and docs. 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.
Please get in touch if you have some history to contribute, or perhaps a relevant story to tell.
The editor acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as traditional custodians of the continent of Australia and its Islands and therefore, members of the Gamilaraay Nation as traditional custodians of the country on which our home town of Manilla stands.
HISTORY of MANILLA N.S.W.