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Kinglake West SCHOOL CONCERT SUCCESS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Kinglake West SCHOOL CONCERT SUCCESS A packed house greeted the per formers at the concert given by the pupils of the Kinglake West State School in their local hall on Thurs day, December 20, there not being even standing room for late comer'. The splendid programme, which was arranged by the Head Teacher (Mr. Rogers) provided much scope for the fine talent of many of the pupils, and many laughs for the audi ence, particularly in. the plays en titled "The Bloaters" and "The End of the Story." The work of Des mond Carman, James Inman and John Walters being particularly praiseworthy. Baggy Breeches, The Three Old Maids of Lee, Jingle Bells, and The Coons were delightfully humorous numbers and created much amuse ment. The Hill-Billys, with "Songs Around the Camp Fire," was an en joyable musical item, while group songs, including Eileen Alannah. School Song, etc., were well received. The marching of the Sunshine Sol diers in costume, and the drill in the tableau "Britannia" were very fi...
Record Breaking Cyclist Is Mother Of Two Children [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Record Breaking Cyclist Is Mother Of Two Children MRS. W. MARSH, wife of Mr. "Bill" Marsh, whose advertisement, as proprietor of "Bellbird Cycles," Thornbury, appears in this issue of "The Advertiser" apart from being a well-known woman cyclist with many Victorian records to her credit, is also the proud mother of two healthy children. Mrs. Marsh, 'still in her twenties,. recently broke the following road re cords: Thornbury to Geelong (50 miles); Pirron Yallock-Melbourne (100 miles); Oakleigh' Ito Tooradin (28 miles); Melbourne-Lang Lang (50 miles); and Melbourne-Wonthaggi (83 miles) by times varying from 1 hour 22 minutes to 13 minutes. When one considers that a record represents the best efforts of those ranking highest in their spheres, the breaking of one by almost an hour and a half even over a distance of 100 miles, is a notable achievement. Mrs. Marsh made two attempts last year on the Melbourne-Wonthaggi re cord., The first failed when her ma chine became caught in the tram...
CROYDON MARKET Cattle, Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
CROYDON MARKET Cattle, Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales Croydon Market Each Monday, 11 a.m. B13st Melb. Country Buyers attending. 'roydon Fridays-Furniture & Stalls I-Ienlesville Sale 2nd Thurs. in Month. riarra Glen Sale Last Wed. in Month. Lilydale Sale Third Wed. in Month. Croydon Horse Sale Every Monday. Croydon wants every Monday, any tuantity Cattle, Pigs, Calves, Vealers, Sheep, Poultry, Horses, Harness. Vehicles, Implements, Furniture, Dairy Utensils, Galv. Iron, Sundries. Top Prices Assured. Cl-aring, Furniture Sales Conducted Valuations, Probate and Mortgages. All Classes of Insurance Effected. \llan Brown, Auctioneer, Prop'letor. Real Estate and Business Agent, Live Stock and Farm Salesman. Farms for Salr-10ac. to 500ac.. Croydon Market Agencies: Alston's Windmills, Troughs, Pumps; Joyce and Co. Coolers and Milk Cans; British Mach. Co.'s Winches, Scoops. Chevrolet Cars, Trucks; Buick Cars; fohn Dere Tractors, Orchard, etc.; Mitchell and Co's Farm Machinery; ',lster &...
Morang Market MILKERS REALISE £19 [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Morang Market 'MILKERS REALISE £19 Quiney, Mawbey & Co., 396 Bourke Street. Melbourne, report having held their usual fortnightly sale in their Morang Yards last Monday, when a yarding of 101 cattle, 131 bobby calves and 123 .pigs was offered to a large attendance of buyers. The effect of the recent hot weather was noticeable in the demand for milkers and local district dairy farm ers operated strongly at prices show ing a rise of £2 to £3 per head on recent rates. Top price was £19 and quite a number realised £16 and over with buyers unsupplied at the end of the sale. Springers also showed a definite rise on previous sales and as in the case of milkers prices were the high est seen for some time, Not so many choppers yarded as usual and prices on a par with late rates, whilst stores and dairy heif ers were firmer. A heavy yarding of pigs, the majority comprising porkers. Melbourne buyers competed keenly and practically a total clearance was ef fected at values in favor of v...
Greensborough District Picnic [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Greensborough District: Picnic Arrangements are well in hand for':' the district picnic to be held at Mordi alloc on February 8. The General Secretary (Mr. H. G. Glenny) has appointed the following" local secretaries in the various cen tres: Hurstbridge, Mr. R. C. Morgan; This Weck'n T 'xt: C .?c. in: me a clean h:.art, 0 God; and renewr right spirit with in me. Restore unto inc the joy of thy ,uivation-Psalm 51, :10, 12. Diamond Creek, Mr. . Lafrie ;.*:l tham, Mr. . McAdie; Yarramnbat, Mr. J.. Sexton; Panton Hill:,r,fiA,;-=t.'"-. Barber; Smith':j Gully, :Mr.; C. B, Peake; - Kinglprke, Miss 'o W p ? ;n.sn; (postmistress). ' There will be three spedialjtrains to. convey the people to.tbe ,seaside A sports carnival has been. gurapged, " sand castle building; motor bo~ht.ile:~s and carnival attractions. Collectors. have been .,appointed throughout the district, and .it.is.dc sired that 'donations be sent in. as, soon as possible.
THE MARKETS Croydon Report [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
THE MARKETS -. Croydon Report On Monday, January 8 there was a big yarding of cattle, pigs, calves, sheep, poultry, horses, furniture and good prices were maintained, with clients pleased. Milking Cows-Med. quality £13; milking heifers, £12110/; springing cows £12; springing heifers, to £10/15/; backward cows, £10/7/6: yearling dairy heifers, £5/4/; pod dy 'heifers, 60/; fat bullocks, L.W., 4 trucks to £12/10/; fat cows, £11; fat heifers, £10/2/6; beefy cows, £9/10/; choppers £7/5/; crackers, £5/6; dairy bulls, small, £5. Pigs.-Prices still good. lHeavy porkers, 69/; medium porkers 66/; light porkers, 55/; killable sorts, up to 45/; bacon pigs, 78/; chopping sows £4; sows and litters, £8/5/; store pigs, 42/; slips, 36/; suckers, 29/6. Calves.-Selling well, large vealers £7/15/; small vealers, 5/5/; calves 72/; small calves, up to 25/; under weights, to 12/. Sheep.'-Always selling well. Shorn lambs, 23/10; old lambs, 23/6; two tooth ewes, 23/4; full mouth ewes, 17/6; broken mouth ewe...
Doreen EUCHRE FOR HALL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Dqreen EUCHRE FOR HALL At the enchre party held in aid of Hall funds recently, Mrs. Christ Ian and Mr. F. Parsons were the win ners. REPAIRS COMPLETED Mr. Ray Rogers has completed the renoiv work to the Doreen Hall which he heran shortly before Christ mas. The Hnll has been painted outside and repaired. The first function to be held in the . h.ll since the work was completed will b? a sond-nff to Sapper Cyril Almond to-rnorow nirht.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Suppliers to Master Builders and Government Contractors e Bring your rough sketch and we will prepare plans and give you a price for all materials delivered to your site. Wire Netting at Current ]SPECIAL ! 12 Only ! Prices SASHES .... ....10/6 31t. x 2t. Gin, to clear at ...... WIRE DOORS ...... 13/9 Rimlocks, 6in. - .... 4/ Gft. Sin. x ..ft. Sin. x 1? /Sin.. 5 Elsewbore 19/6. WIREl, gn. SCEES Mortice Locks ....5/ WIRE SCREENS O . Puce 7/3 Cyclone Fencing. q. d ft. 3ft. x 2ft. Elsewhere 10/9. Our Price ...... Taubman's Paints - Dynamel Nails . ..4d lb. Fibro Cement Sheets 4in. Spouting 1/9 length Internal, 1/11; External, 2/3. 12in. Ridging 2/1 length GALVANISED IRON 2in Down Pipe 1/8 length Plain & Corrugated at our Pre-War Prices Barnet Glass Hose & Fittings FLY-WIRE from 24in., 1/4, to 48in., 2/8 - City Prices - - -Il 1'- '?'-- "° '1--- I "" ..... .. I 3f ALL BUILDING HARDWOOD AVAILABLE. BALTIC & HARDWOOD FLOORING AND LININGS. You'Cannot buy the SAME QUALI...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Reglstered at General Post Office, Melbourne for transmission by post as a newspaper. S.. DIAMOND. VALLEY a .= SAWMILLS S I IU?"STBcý r!DGE PALINGS ® 5ft - -in x ,in, 26/ per 100 count. ' Gft - Gin x bin, 32/.per 100 count. 10 T 7in 1&EATHER BOARDS, 8/6 100 gi lineal feet. [ t All Descriptions of Hardwood Supplied M HARRY N. SUTHERLAND, A g Proprietor. W.52EMERAMMWHMERMISHERER MOTORING .TOURS: . - Make sure of no HOLD-UP by p L getting your car overhauled! by SLYON BROS. : i.:X I'?t~O'I' MOR ENGINEERS * rati ald II.A.C.V. Service Stlation SMain Road, Eltham a 'Tcl.: G'boro 87. UME Printed by Leader Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., and published by Arthur Matthew Brindley.
Eltham Record Attendance At Pool [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Eltham. Record' Attendance. At P oI Pool Attendances at the Eltham Swim ming Pool over the Christmas Holi days were a record for the pool since it opened. The caretaker (Mr. Burges)' re ceived many favourable comments from visitors on the appointments and facilities provided at the pool. One of the most important factors in ensuring the popularity of the pool was the installation of the wire less, because people were able to lis ten to the descriptions of the Shield Cricket while swimming. TROPHIES FOR SWIMMING SPORTS The committee of the Eltham Swimming Pool which is ai'rangin: the combined .swimming sports for schools in the district, has been ad vised by Mr. P. Brooker that he will donate some of the trophies for' the events. Mr. Brooker is well known in the Eltham District for his great itterest and assistance in anything by which children wi"' h;,: fit, and at its'mect-': ing. on . ia.:day ;qt ratceful acknowleld-'ent wa:, :'ride by thl comnnit'tee for hi :.oe cfer. The exact d...
Whittlesea Railway Line GOLDEN JUBILEE OF OPENING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Whittlesea Railway. Line GOLDEN JUBILEE OF OPENING On Thursday, December 21, 1939 trains will have been running officially for 50 years between Preston and Whittlesea. Although the line to Preston had been in use for some time in 1889, the extension to Whit tlesea was not completed until late in December, considerable "speeding up'" of the work being required to ensure that the line would be avail able for the Christmas holidays. 1889 was a year of intense railivay buila ing activity, no fewer than four lines being opened during December - namely Ballarat, Fern Tree Gully, Crib Point and Whittlesea lines. "The Age" of December 5, 1889, contained the following paragraph: "The Traffic Manager of the Rail ways will to-morrow go over the line from Hastings to Crib Point, and next week will make an inspection of the line from North Preston to Whit tlesea. Both these lines are nearing completion, and the object of the in spection is to ascertain whether they can be made available for traf...
Hurstbridge DRAINAGE NEEDED BADLY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
I-Iustbridg DRAINAGE NEEDED BADLY One of the most urgently needed improvements to the Hurstbridge 'ownship is an adequate system of Ilrainage. Although the Council has had the ?xisting drains cleaned in recent weeks, the stench that arises from some of them outside some premises "s appalling. It is realised that before any satis factory system of draining can be introduced, it will be fiecesary to obtain a water supply, and the prob lem which arises is-Whecr is this water to come from? At a recent meeting of the coun cil, the Shire Engineer (Mr. C.' L. Tingate) was asked to prepare a re port on the matter, but to the present this has noý been presented to the Council. While the present conditions are allowed tc. exist, howeve", there is constant danger of infectious dis eases.
CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
CRICKET On New Year's Day the annual cricket match between Eltham North Riding Cricket Aesociation and th' Eltham Di:trict Cricket Association was played in perfect weather at Hurstbridge. The attendance was very fair, and no doubt would have been better but for the appearance of the "bowlers' nightmare" at a well known cricket ground. However, those who watched the local talent were treated to a very ex citing game, which ended in a wi for Eltham District on the first in nings by four runs. It is a pity no much time was lost in starting, as the game may have resulted in an "outright" result. Honors went to the District bowl er, W. Allen, who had the excellent figures of 12 overs,. 7. maidens, 7 runs, for 5 wickets. About 40 people were entertained at luncheon by Mr. W. Partis at Dor set House. Scores: Eltham North Riding, 1st innings 55 (A. Howard 11, R. Cummings 10; W. Allen 5/7, H. Butherway 2/14). 2nd innings 6/133 declared (A. Glen non 22, A. Cummings 22, J. Pimm 11. A. Howard ...
Greensborough Midnight Blaze Destroys Car [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Greensborough Midnight Blaze Destroys Car In a spectacular blaze at 12.35 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 a Hupmo bile sedan, car was almost completely destroyed by fire in Rattray Road,. Montmorency, before the Ivanhoe and Greensborough brigades succeeded in controlling the flames. The car, which was being driven by its owner, Mr. William Lee, of Bed ford Road, East Kew, suddenly back fired and stopped. Lifting the bonnet to investigate, Mr. Lee found the car buretter in flames. He tried to -smother them with handfuls of sand from the roadside, but they had gained too-firm a hold and rapidly enveloped the car. When the Greensborough and Ivan hoe brigades arrived, unsuccessful ef forts were made to put out the fire by means of portable extin-uisherr 1100 feet of hose were than connected to the nearest water hydrant and, de spite poor pressui'e from the two inch pipes, the blaze was extinguished. The car, which was very badly dam aged, was insured. HOLIDAY FIRES On January 2 at 6 p.m. Mr...
R.S.L. AND RED CROSS DANCES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
R.S.L. AND RED CROSS DANCES Two dances were held in the Hurstbridge and Panton Hill district in aid of the :Red Cross and the Returned Soldiers' War Com forts Fund during the holidayv. The first was at Panton Hill on Saturday, December 23. 1? this function the Hurstbridge Hall had been closed, and at approximately 9 p.m. a large crowd had assembled at 'anuon iiil'. The stare wa set for 1 good evening, but no band appear 'd. Messrs L. Rider, D. Cracknell, nd S. Wildman, who often play at 'cal socials, volunteered to supply he music, and the daneers were not 'i.appointed. It was later learned hat a member of the band wh:ch -'as engaged had been married that lay. Oi December 30 the R.S.L. and 'ted Cross held a combined dance at Tfurstbridge, which proved most suc cessful. The band engaged was a 'wood one, and the hall was well filled by about 190 people. More than £12 was taken at the door. The profits were shared on a 50-50 'basis by the Red Cross and.the R.S.L. Mr. W. G. Burges and a...
Whittlesea SHIRE PICNIC [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
- Whittlesea . SHIRE PICNIC utli On Saturday, February 10, the Whittlesea Shire and School Picnic will be held at Mord'alloc and a special train will leave Whittlesea at E 8 a.m. arriving at the seaside at 10 a.llm For the convenience of those pas sengers who desire to shop in Mel bourne n the journey, arangements have been made to enable them to break their journey at Flinders St, and go on by at later train. Hot water will be provided free, I and life savers will patrol the beach. A sports.programme has been arrang iod ed and will begin sharp at 1 o'clock On the return journey the train will leave Mordialloc at 6 o'clock, but those wlo desire to remain long er may do so and return home either by a rail mo' "i which will connect at Reservoir with a train which leav es Princes Bridge at 9.55, or by the theatre train which leaves Melbourne at 11.35-p.m. The Pre3ident of the conmmittee is Councillor R. Smith, and the hon orary secretary is Mr. C. McDonald. MANAGER BURNED BY CAUSTIC S ...
Briar Hill FISHING AT DARLINGFORD [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Briar Hill FISHING AT DARLINGF6RD - A fishing party fronr Briar Hill spent a very enjoyable Xmas Camp at Darlingford, on the property of Mr. John Gilmore. The party fished, and played cards for trophies donated by members, the cards being won by Messrs Graham, Godwill, lIo.v::nn, and D. Thomas. A clock presented by Mrs. Splatt for the heaviest fish was won by Mr. Graham, with a splendid 41 lb rain bow trout; he also won the trophy for 'he heavie-t basket of fish caught during the holidavs with 45 ;.- of fish. Mr. T. Godwill was second with "'0 lbs. of fish. The ladies' trophy, 'lonated by Mr. Ellis, was won by vMrs. Ellis' 23, lb. Macquarie Perch. Other good catches by the party helped to make a grand total of 145 lb. 10 ozs.. At the close of the camp a very hearty vote of :ha,'l's was given to the members who donat-" ed trophies. Mr. Graham moved that Mr. Hib bert (camp secretary) be commended on his splendid work in helping to make this camp a happy family. Mr. Hibbert thanked the...
Christmas Hills SOLIDER FAREWELED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 12 January 1940
Christmas Hills SOLIDER FAREWELED A large gathering of residents an' friends of Mr. R. Johnstone of :'The Bungalow" met at the Mechanics' Hall to bid his only son, Bob, fare well on his leaving Australia shortly with the 2nd A.I.F. for active service overseas. Private Bob Johnstone was present. .ed with a wallet of notes and also the rood wishes of all who have known him since he was a little chap, and with the good wishes there is the hope of a safe return to Australia. The presentation accompanied by a few suitable words was made by Mr Forder, supported by Mr. Kelly, both returned soldiers. The local rifle club, of which he is a member, al-o made him a presentation, with the best wishes of the club for a safe re turn. Dancing and supper, followed, the pianist bpino Mr. Jack Osborne. On January 20 the Plenty School Committee will hold a dance in the Plenty Hall. This is the first funct ion for the New Yean, and good music, supper and an eniovalble even ing is promised. Details are ...