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Prominent Citizens – Reverend James Daniel Boberg

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This week, with Australia Day nearly upon us, I thought it was an appropriate time to investigate whether any Berowra community members had been recognised in the Australia Day Honours. I discovered that there was indeed one man who was residing in Berowra and honoured for his ‘service to the community’ in 1985. This man was The Reverend Father James Daniel Boberg, and he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.

Reverend Boberg is something of a mystery to me though, and my various searches revealed very little, other than that he died on June 7, 1997. Beyond this, I was able to find out next to nothing, other than a comment from a close associate who suggested he was ‘well loved’ and ‘popular’ in the local community.

Do you remember The Reverend Boberg? Can you share a story of this important and honoured member of the Berowra community? If you have a memory, or photo to share, we would love to hear from you!


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Good Friday – Church Destroyed

This week, with Good Friday falling today, the team have decided to postpone the answer to last weeks Monthly Mystery, in order to bring you a special, Easter interview!

Good Friday is an important date in the Christian calendar, marking the beginning of the Easter period proper. To children today, often Easter is a time of chocolate, bunnies, eggs and chickens, but for thousands it is also a celebration of Christ, and his sacrifices. Berowra has had a strong Christian community from its early days, with several Churches established in the village, one of which is now the Catholic Church and School, Saint Bernards in Warrina Street.

Warrina Street was not the site first planned for the Catholic Church though. Eunice Allison remembers the eventful Good Friday when the first Berowra Catholic Church, in the process of being built, was blown over:


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