Publication Details

Willis, I. C. (2015). Cobbitty Sports Day benefited the war effort The District Reporter (pp. 16-16) Camden NSW : Wombaroo Publishers. ( Newspaper Article ) http://www.tdr.com.au/


major event on the social calendar of a number of picturesque villages in the Camden district was the annual New Year's Day Sports Carnivals. They were part of the English traditions brought to the area by colonial immigrants, and in 1915 they were held in the villages of Cobbitty and The Oaks. Sports carnivals were wonderful community events that included all classes of villagers regardless of their station in life and during the First World War they held special appeal for patriotic fundraising. These social and cultural traditions were not isolated to the Camden district and have been held in many other parts of Australia.