Articles By: Al McCartan

GUEST BLOGGER AL McCARTAN lives in Bathurst, NSW, Australia with a redhead (aka Cheryl), one cat (Milo) and about 200 stuffed teddy bears. He has worked with the Department of Defence in Canberra, as a journalist with the Army Newspaper and with the Recruiting Directorate. As a sideline he became an easy listening music DJ and he still practices that medium as morning DJ at 2MCE-FM. Al says, “Reading, writing, fine dining and music are my likes. Oh! I’m nuts about history and I like to slant my writings to the good (and bad) old days.”

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition

Carols by Candlelight: Purely an Aussie Tradition
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photo Copyright © Denise Harding. CHRISTMAS CAROLS. Oh, yes! We still love and sing them all, but we in Australia have gone one step further. We have Carols By Candlelight and have rallied to it for the past 73 years. I haven’t quite reached 73 years but a good...
December 27th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Bathurst’s Cool Climate Wine Show

Bathurst’s Cool Climate Wine Show
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photos Copyright © Al McCartan. Bathurst is in New South Wales (NSW), about two-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Sydney. Of the six states and two territories, NSW is Australia’s most populous state. YOU’RE OUT OF Sydney, the freeway is less choked, and...
September 17th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, WINE & BEER, ★ Rewind 4 | Read More

Sofala, So Good

Sofala, So Good
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photos Copyright © Al McCartan. Bathurst is in New South Wales (NSW), about two-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Sydney. Of the six states and two territories, NSW is Australia’s most populous state. WE BATHURSTIANS CAN lay claim to two movie star towns in our...
August 9th, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA | Read More

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia

The Chifley Home, Bathurst, Australia
Story by guest blogger Al McCartan. Photos Copyright © Al McCartan. Bathurst is in New South Wales (NSW), about two-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Sydney. Of the six states and two territories, NSW is Australia’s most populous state. YOU’VE DONE THE Blue Mountains tour and it’s now...
July 22nd, 2010 | GUEST BLOGGERS, AUSTRALIA, Historic/Museums | Read More