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Snaps in time | The Throsby Family
197 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong • Ph: 4871 1355 • www.highlandsmarketplace.com.au
HIGHLANDS MARKETPLACE ...where local history greets the locals
Visit the Fitz Roy Iron Works historical site,
established in 1848 and now an integral feature
of Highlands Marketplace. Located at the
eastern end of the underground car park
at Highlands Marketplace.
• Fashion, Footwear, Jewellery and Accessories • Hair and Beauty
• Shoe Repairs, Key Cutting and Hand Carwash
• Optical and Phar macy • Electrical and Communications
• Banks and Finance • Travel Agent and Newsagency
• Fresh Food, Cafes and Food Court
• Over 700 u ndercover car parking spaces
Winner 2009 Heritage Awards
"Conservation over $250,000" category.
PLUS 34 SPECIALITY STORES
IT IS WELL KNOWN the Throsby family, through many
generations, has helped to shape the history of the
Time during the early 20th century and World War I was no
exception. An important part of the Highlands history and the
Throsby family contribution came in 1916 when Frank and Jeannie
Throsby loaned, to the Red Cross, their property known as "Throsby
Mill" on Robertson Road (now Illawarra Highway), Moss Vale.
The property was used and nanced as a convalescent home
by the Moss Vale Red Cross branch from 1916-1922. Many local
women ser ving as Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) made the
home a successful venture.
The Mill is often referred to as the childhood home of Mr and
Mrs Throsby's son, William Throsby Bridges, who established
Duntroon Royal Military College. He also named and commanded
the Australian Imperial Force until his death in 1915 as a result of
wounds su ered in Gallipoli. n
r sby family
> The Mill, 1915.
> Voluntary Aid Detachment.
> First Batch convalescents.
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