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Concord celebrates

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In 1970 communities around Australia marked the bicentenary of Lieutenant (later Captain) James Cook’s exploration and mapping of the east coast of Australia.

Concord combined its celebrations with a youth festival which included a parade from Queen Elizabeth Park, along Majors Bay Road, to Cabarita. A series of photographs of the parade taken by John Mann were donated to ‘Canada Bay Connections’ by his daughter.

The photographs also illustrate the way Concord has changed in the past four decades. In the background of the photograph, above, is Permewan foodstore, at the corner of Majors Bay Road and Wellbank Street. Over the years this has had many retail uses from hardware store to restaurants and is now a speciality Italian delicatessen.

The photographs are on display at Five Dock Library until 2 October 2013 and can be seen at Concord Library (in the Local Studies area) from 9 October 2013.