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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : January 7th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, January 8, 2009 7 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au Such sweet memories FIONA BRADY Concord Heritage Society members Lorraine Holmes, Ray Lane and Terry Robinson want your Arnott's memorabilia. Picture: PHIL BLATCH ~PP231299 WANTED: Arnott's memorabilia. Have you got an old Arnott's tin or poster at home? Or one of the Arnott's chairs that used to be in corner stores 60 years ago? If so, the Concord Heritage So- ciety would like to hear from you. The society is putting together a display about the former Arnott's factory in North Strathfield and secretary Lois Michel said all donations were welcome. ''Tins, posters, anything Arnott's-related,'' she said. ''We'd also love to hear from people who worked there who could give us an oral history.'' The George St factory opened at the beginning of the 20th century and became the largest in the southern hemisphere, exporting biscuits to the rest of the world. When the business moved to Huntingwood near Blacktown in 1997, the site was redeveloped as the Bakehouse Quarter -- a retail and restaurant precinct. The Arnott's display will feature in the society's museum which has relocated to the old Concord library at 1 Bent St, Concord. The museum has been re- branded the City of Canada Bay Museum after the heritage society -- which is also considering a name change -- extended its boundaries to include the Drummoyne area. The museum's opening has been delayed until March after an acci- dental flood in November de- stroyed the carpet. Meanwhile, Mrs Michel has ap- pealed for help from Drummoyne residents. ''We'd love any oral histories or old photographs or records of the Drummoyne area which we can copy and return and we'd love any new volunteers,'' she said. ''This is a really interesting project and it's a great chance to get in at the beginning.'' If you can help the society, phone 9744 8528 or write to Concord Heritage Society, PO Box 152, Concord, NSW, 2137 Man charged with identity papers fraud A 50-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with a multi-million dollar identity fraud and money laundering syndicate. The man was arrested at a house in Ashfield on December 30 by officers from Strike Force Gamut. He was taken to Burwood police station where he was charged with participating in a criminal group, dealing in the proceeds of crime and fraud- related offences. He was refused bail and was due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on December 31. Strike Force Gamut has been investigating the alleged activi- ties of an organised crime group that steals cheques and per- sonal banking details from mailboxes, then uses the per- sonal details on the stolen docu- ments to produce high quality counterfeit identity documents, including drivers' licences and Medicare cards. These documents are then used to open bank accounts which the crime syndicate al- legedly uses to launder money and send offshore. Inquiries are continuing and investigators want to talk to four men and three women. Anyone with information is urged to contact North Sydney police on 9956 3199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 188 Burwood Rd, BURWOOD Ph: 97476039 ALL Christmas stock range 15th & 16th January 2083283K wk28
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