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Crookwell, NSW - its history and Kytherian presence

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Location 40km NW of Goulburn

Industries Gold then sheep, wheat, potatoes, cattle, often hay, apples, pears, cherries, meat processing

1860 Town gazetted

1864 Population 130

1865 School built and closed later the same year

1867 Post office built

1869 Snowstorm

1870 Bridge built

1870 Courthouse built

1870 Earth tremors

1871 Cemetery established

1874 School reopened

1875 Watch-house built

1879 Bridge destroyed and rebuilt

1880 Telegraph

1881 Additions to courthouse

1881 Population 241

1882 Additions to school

1888-90 New post office built

1889 Fire in town

1890 Whooping cough epidemic

1891 Population 925

1892 New courthouse built

1893 Flood

1896 Snowstorm

1896 Typhoid epidemic with one woman dying

1897 School demolished and replaced

1900 Snowstorm

1902 Fire in town

1902 Railway station opened

1906 Telephone in town

1906 Typhoid epidemic

1907 Hospital (footage) built

Crookwell Hospital circa 1910

1907 Typhoid epidemic

1909 Telephone exchange established

1911 Population 1696

1913 Fire in town

1916 Fire in town

1918 Alterations to school

1920 Electricity in town

1920 Powerhouse built

1921 Snowstorm

1922-1929 Theodoros Tzortzopoulos (Theodore Georgopoulos) born 1891, Nikolaos Tzortzopoulos and Stamatiki Krithari, established the Niagara Cafe

1923 Grigorios Maselos (Gregory Masselos, born 1902 to Stavros Masaelos and Stamatiki Petrohilou, lived in Crookwell for 11 months

About 1925 Ioannis Modeas (John Modeas), born 1901 to Stefanos Modeas and Kiriakoula Trifilis, lived in Crookwell for a year

About 1926-1930 Theodoros Venardos (Theodore Constantine Venardos), born 1895 to Konstatninos Venardos and Maria Megalokonomos, lived in Crookwell

About 1930-1949 Georgios Protopsaltis, born 1909 to Ioannis Protopsaltis and Maria Prinea, lived in Crookwell until his death there on 7 September 1949

Crookwell circa 1930

1933 Measles outbreak

1933 Population 1908

1934 Bridge demolished

1934 New wing added to hospital

1934 Whooping cough epidemic

1935 New bridge built

1935 Nikolakis Zantiotis (Nicholas Emanuel Zantiotis or Zaunders), born 1884 to Manolis Zantiotis (Gerandi) and Erini Kapsani, were living in Crookwell

1938 Fire in town

1938 Alterations to post office

1938 New school building

1938 Water supply to town

1939 Fire station built

1943 Additions to hospital

1948 Nicholas Samios (son of Efstratios Samios and Erini Protopsalti) arrived in Crookwell where he stayed for 40 years. He was joined by his wife Stavroula in 1959 where they raised their family. They owned and ran the Niagara cafe from 1949 until 1978.

1951 Hailstorm

1952 Bushfire

1952 Gastroenteritis outbreak

1954 Earth tremors

1954 Population 2112

1956 Additions to hospital

1960 Additions to school

1960 Sewerage works

1 March 1965 Theodoros Venardos (1895) died

1966 Automatic telephone exchange

1966 Population 2267

1968 Additions to school

1968 High school built (or possibly 1966)

1971 Additions to school

1974 Additions to high school

1975 Bushfire

1976 New fire station built

1976 Population 2147

1979 Additions to high school

1985 Railway station closed

1986 Population 1966

2001 Population 1926

2004 Clock tower built

2011 Population 2016


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Historical Guide to New South Wales by Philip Simpson

National Archives of Australia naturalisation papers



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