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MEET THE PIONEERS [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
M-VEET TH PIONEERS $ i 1 ," 4 ,ý.. .. .. .r *****'* ** I". _" ' THE ORIGINAL FRANKSTON FISH COMPANY. Back Row: John Box, Harry Prosser, Phillip Renouf. Front: Jim Croskell, Thomas Ritchie. THOMAS & GRACE McCOMB -Frankston's famous pioneers. The story of their place in the early history of Frankston ap pears elsewhere in this paper. MR. YOCKINGS, Frankston's First Storekeeper. MRS. YOCKINGS, Frankston's First Storekeeper. MR. SAVAGE, Frankston's first Schoolmaster, with his wife and Family.
Does Tubba Rubba Hide Victoria's Best Gold Reef? Peninsula Pioneers' Faith in a "Second Long Tunnel" [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Does Tubba Rubba Hide Victoria's Best Gold Reef? Peninsula Pioneers' Faith in a &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; "Second Long Tunnel" " Recent reports in "The Standard" that a prospective syndi-. cate of' sluicing miners now understood tobe associated with the. Castlemaine district, made preliminary investigations of :..the old Tubba Rubba diggings, at North Merricks, on the Peninsula, has had most unexpected and surprising reper cs..?iois. Statements with a lot of apparent foundation behind .tem, have since* been made- to "The Standard," regarding' Peninsula' pioneers. whose .faith in the existence at Tubba Rubba of what would. be the largest and richest. -of all Vic .' toria's, gold reefs of the, past, . only. waiting to be discovered at the right point, had endured throughout their lifetime.. *1:. EA?TON'S- DIGGINGS,:- : Last- veek, "The Standard" in terviewed Mr. John. McIlroy, of 19 Beach Street, Frankston, who has spent all his life on...
Early History of The Standard' (Somerville) [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Early History &nbsp; of &nbsp; The 'Standard' &nbsp; By Harry G. Overton &nbsp; (Somerville) In the early days of Frankston, until the year 1889, the local news of the town, in fact of the whole of the Peninsula was provided by the "Dandenong Advertiser", published by Messrs. Swords Bros. - also the "South Bourke and Mornington Journal" Published by Messrs. Roulson. As far as Frankston was concerned, it can be imagined that the circulation of either paper would be somewhat small. &nbsp; In the year 1888 Mr. Evan Griffiths, came from Daylesford, to open business in Bay Street as a bootmaker. He was of a literary, turn of mind, and feeling that there was an opening for a local paper being published on the Peninsula, he induced several &nbsp; &nbsp; of the leading residents to become interested in the matter; and called a meeting to discuss his proposal. After several meetings were held a Company was formed and registered as the M...
EARLY HISTORY OF FRANKSTON Grand Day the 'Standard' IT'S ALWAYS A [?] DAY AT THE [?]AND [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
EARLY HISTOIY OF FRANKSTON (By Don. Charlwood) &nbsp; In 1929 whilst a student at Frankston High &nbsp; School, young Donald Charlwood compiled a history of Frankston, for which he was awarded a prize on speech day, and which later appeared in full in "The Standard." The original history took up columns over a number of weeks, and that means, of course, that what follows here has had to be condensed, but none of the important items have been omitted. We are very grateful indeed to Mr. Charlwood, who now resides at Canterbury, for giving us permission to include his, historical record in this Diamond Jubilee edition of "The Standard." Twenty years have passed since this essay on Frankston's history was written. As I re-read it now, the mistakes of a thirteen-year old boy are all too evidence, and unfortunately no time is left me to change them: Although its theme is discon- nected, perhaps the material in it shall some day be put to better use. For the material, came ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Ritchies of &nbsp; &nbsp; Frankston &nbsp; &nbsp; Licensed Grocers &nbsp; HAVE BEEN SERVING FRANKSTON FOR 79 YEARS. The Present Proprietors Served the Public for 21 years from the shop where Beattie's Drapery Store is situated, until they combined with Ritchies in 1945. The Proprietors thank all those customers who have made possible this long period of uninterrupted business. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ritchies will continue to give "TRUE VALUE' AND FRIENDLY SERVICE," and help make shopping a pleasure. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; E RV NKSTON *. 4 : c nr. BEACHiand tIEKS STREET, FPNKSTON * _SRNT 7 * ho .--e 4aepriiti ln eido * 4. *k 4ui~erpe uies *t·k 4 * ic'e 4ilcniu ogvrTU'AU *·FI AC4 *" 4EVC *t 4:· *r :: ;:4·" 4 *1. * 4rc~~~~rtc c~ccc~~~~ *·
Grace McComb Was Frankston's Florence Nightingale Tribute to Oldest Family of 'District Pioneers [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Grace McCoi~b Was Frankston's Florence Nightingale Tribute to Oldest Family of District Pioneers An inscription on the stone wall of the main entrance to the Frankston Cemetery reads: "This entrance was erected in August, 1926, by grateful friends, to the Memory of the late Mrs. Grace McComb for her goodness," while on a grave just inside the entrance appears the words: "Erected to the Mem ory of Thomas and Grace McComb, Pioneers of Frankston, 1852." Only a period of a few months separated the arrival of the first settler in Frankston, Mr. James Davey (Oliver's Hill), and the McComb family, whose first home was a tent on the beach, near the Fernery, held under a Miner's Right, at payment of £10 per year to the Crown. The noble deeds of Mrs. Grace McComb, as maternity nurse, and only "doctor" for 40 years in Frankston district, establish the everlasting glory of her name as the greatest woman in all Frankston's history Frankston's Florence Nightingale. "Lives of Great Men." Her husba...
ABOUT PEOPLE [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
ABOUT PEOPLE Mr: and VMrs.. Thornell, Ebdale Street,? Frarnkston, are? the proud parents of 'a ,sdon their, second. .Mr: -and .:.Mrs: F: R: Lir'ard? :28 Dell -Road, -Franklston, :ar~ . being congratulated-. on.: the- :birth , last week, of theiri first .child,, :.son:. Mr: A E.:'Butler has retiurned to Somerville, after a six rmonths'. visit?-to'Londori. Mri?. ::Butler celebrated his .80th birthlday: on the :day prior- tob"his h boat :sailing ofrni Lonridon. ? Mr'-G."Cs= Pentland, Shire Sec-: retary, -Mrs: .Pentland, and small daughter J.:ilie; -are :.enjoyirlg -a holiday'in i:New" Suth Wales: They travelled by car. Greetings: during 'Jubilee Week'. go to: MrNr.Benjamin' Cousins,' of' 65 Parlk Sreet, Frankston. :He is 84 ;years, of age; and is: Franlks ton's second, oldest ishale resident of long-staiiding: Mr. Cousins-has livied- in- the town for 20 ;years. The oldest male long-term resi dent of Franhkston is. 87-year-old Mr. .Harry McComb, a' native of the town:" Guests at the Gia...
Grice Family Played Its Part [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Grice Family Played Its Part Both in the pioneering, and progress of Frankston and Mt. Eliza, up to the present day, the popular Grice family has well &nbsp; and truly played its part. Today, in Frankston, we have Cr. J. E. ('Bert") Grice, a great and able worker for many years in civic, town, yachting and equestrian &nbsp; affairs; while Mrs. J. E. Grice, a worthy and public-spirited citizen and present president of the C.W.A., is a direct descendant of the all-famous pioneer Henty family. Children of this popular family are: Miss Nancy Grice (secretary and past president of the Legion of Ex-Servicemen and Women), Sister Brisies Grice, now nursing in the Western Dis- trict, and Mr. James Grice, large- scale poultry farmer, of Lang- warrin. Brothers of Cr. J. E. Grice still living in the Frankston district: are: Messrs R. S. Grice (the eldest brother), retired pastoral- list, Cliff Road, Frankston; Major Geoffrey Grice, a leading pastor- alist of "Ashdown," Tyabb; an...
Mornington. [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Mornington FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. We have been favoured with tolerably fine weather during the past week. The rain that fell previous- &nbsp; ly combined with the warm spring weather we are at present enjoying, has made vegetation of every description grow rapidly, and has been a boon to the whole district. Business of every discription is getting brisk, &nbsp; &nbsp; especially so in the building line, several fine erec- tions, viz. Crosley's Coffee Palace, J. Grice Esq's mansion at Mt. Eliza, and Dr. Wilkinson's new residence, with others are rapidly drawing towards &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; completion, as also require to our jetty. Re the latter, the contractors expect, to complete the work &nbsp; in two weeks in addition to which the Commissioner of Customs has promised to call tenders at an early date for lengthening and extending it, a work that has long been publicily required, our residents...
Bank Nationalisation MR. ANDREW HUGHES STATES HIS POLICY [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Bank Nationalisation MR. ANDREW HUGHES &nbsp; STATES HIS POLICY This is undoubtedly one of the most contentious questions ever to have been debated by the Federal Parliament. It played a major part in the defeat of the Cain Labor Government in 1947. We believe this was due, mainly, to the decision to implement the policy without clearly setting the facts before the people and seek- ing their will. Statements pro and con were colored by propa- ganda and prejudice. Mr. Hughes believes that this involves a vital democratic prin- ciple. It is the same principle which has led him to submit to the electors the question of his right to represent Labor in Flin- ders. And the choice is the peo- ple's. The question of Bank National- isation having been carried through the highest courts of ap -peal in the British Commonwealth of Nations, it should now he sub- mitted to the people for their de- cision. In a democracy this is the highest court of all. Let the Federal Labor Government pr...
[?]e Past Twenty Years PENINSULA BUS LINES. [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Past Twenty Years - ----------- (By E. J. TRAIT) In hislast yea at Fankston High School -1929 -Do history of Fditinguishd -hself by writing a most exhaustive chistory of Fr.kston - right from its first mention in histori cal records. His excellent story, published in this Diamond Jubilee edition of "The Standard," was the result of iamuch research. The publication of that effort here leaves a gap of 20 years in our historical record. We were at first inclined to leave it at that, but on reflection, it was decided that this should be written, using the files of "The -Standard" as the source of. information. All the files now confront me - forty half-yearly fire-scarred copies of the news of 'the past. The appearance of this damaged pile of,information is enough to deter anyone - but will it deter me? I 'amn not too sure that it won't before I have completed the job! Necessarily, this part of Frankston history is not as coloriful as the early years. It must be, more or les, a summary ...
Days and Young Ways [?] Stories of [?] the Past. [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
Days and Young Ways Intimate Stories of the Past (By "N.M.") oeful times to hearken back to the whether they were as good as we have doesn't really matter, but even the cynic comparison to the twentieth century's their lack of amenities, reminiscent of "Gay Nineties" must have been pretty enthusiast might be pardoned for describing es some hs slip ful ser time' to d were e value the cul f course, ecessary the Arts as one blems of ifect of ion." conver include and also trictions city and ere usu gs and of the the good lantries necessary life so e don't *ther do Perhaps remem odious; bout the able we at this e ready ay Nine e term era that spapers On October 5, 1889, when Frankston was starting to blos som forth, the first edition of the "Mornington Standard" ("a thor oughly live and representative journal") was printed and pub- lished by Mr. Robert Ewins. Many of the residents did not appreciate the entry of a "live and representative" journal dist- turbing their peace, and com- plet...
HOSPITAL AUXILIARY [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 5 October 1949
>Ladies'.Auxiliary is lone of :the strongest- of that; type. of associ ation of.. people you : would .'find anywhere. -For: -years, --the .late Mirs. J. L.Pri'att. led. these ladies i with enthusiasm .and energy, do Sing a job which :is her perpeitual monument. She was. a fine woman. With her passing, her mantle fell on the shoulders of Mrs. J, B. Jolly, and under her guidance the Auxiliary continues to be an invaluable part of the Hospital organisation. A Hospital Younger Set also reriders valuable service, with Miss Pat Shout as president, and Mr. Gerald Parnell secretary. ;VMany.:. other Hospital; Auxilia ries function, aiind-:".do splendid= `wbion'foriother: Hospitals -=: The: Alfred, the. Blind, and so on. -
HONOUR CARDS [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
HONOUR CARDS Honour Cards 'awarded to: Carmel, Flood, Fred Harris, Ruth Fairburn, Mary Flood, Lorraine Henly, Edward Cusack, Ian Ryan, Julia Laven, Marian Pimm, Carl Scales, Jean. Swale, Rosemary Alexander, Peter Lumsden, -Bar rie Patterson, Barbara Thompson, Christine Barlow, Kevin Tudor, Noel Grassa, Elizabeth Walling ton, Valda Dixon. Special Honour Cards awarded to: Lorraine. Simpson, Margaitet Lang, Pamiela Watts, Gwei'da O'Brien,: -Mervyn Cox, Wendy Blake, Margaret Stevens, Ange lina Albrecht, Peter Corboy, Beryl Paul, Lorna Moller, Denise Free, Veronica Wihttinghain, Denise Catterick, Valda Genge, Barbara Davis, Patty Davis, Suz anne Blake.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
VAUXHALL PRPESENTS 2 bri'iant newcomers A General Motor.' Product Vauxhall, sales leader among 60-65 m.p.h. and gives a good British cars in Australia for 14 35 m.p.g. at 30 m.p.h. --light years past, brings you the finest car figures with really "big car" rangeofnew models ever offered roadability. - at prices to Save you money. Velox and Wyvern ari eiach. The 18 h.p. 6-cvl. Vauxhall available with E.iglish.?lilt VELOX is entirely new - a Saloon bodies . .. Austalia true top-gear performer, with Turret-Top Bodie by Holden easy cruising speed of 60 ni.p.h . and Caleche Tourer bodies. and top speed of 75 m.p.h. Built for immense mileages. Gives 28m.p.g. at 30 m.p.h. Backed-by the finest colst-to The new 12 h.p., 4-cyl. Vauxhall coast service. WYVERN embodies outstand- We have all details of the new ing mechanical refinements, models, the G.MI.A.C. confiden Almost identical in appearance tial payment plan and the made-" to the Velox it has a top speed of to-match "Air Chief" Car Radio...
Stage Door [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
wStae B 'FIRST SDoor NIGHTER" The ever popular "Les SyI. phides" opened the programn_ for the new season at the Prin ::ess Theatre;,- in which Max Col Ki', Mai'garet Scott, and. Kather ine Lamb danced creditably, "Egypt," a very colorful presen tation, was a new ballet cho graphy cleverly handled by Je. Alexander. ThIlere is little dan ing in it. Max Reid and - garet, Scott danced the leadig roles. Another new ballet, e Listeners," gets its theme from Walter de la Mare's poem. The stage setting and costumes team up well for this production, where Rex Reid, Margaret Scott, ?d Joyce Graeme ,capture the sliytt of this ballet. Jennifer StieTow plays the child part with under standing. A successful programme closed with..the ever, polpular Prince. ICF, where Rex Reid excelled.
[?]H'S MAIL BAG [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
' MAIL BAG pe you are i my letter is week's it too hard goin for it. five down. ,ow. I have Card, and I for it. =- A b, Lorraine ct, Mentone. sorry I did e answer to an is 66. I Unday; I had ad a birth nice things. dolls. Mumn ese are .the Christopher, SBaby Doll. A; gave.me ot 14 swap-. a kite. He irs, benches, a pram and my entry is e, Suzanne et, Mentone. e lovely let. is not too sod you will this week's a bit hard ords. I don't ve got them not go to the disappointed, year every lets hope so 'must.:ele, I now, hoping you are well:- IT-iam yours sinceirely;' Kevid Ttid'or, Ne pean Highway, Parkdale. Deal .Ruth.--Thank you f6r ,the loveoly book. I was awfully thrill ed to win it. I have almdst.: reid it, and I think it is a lovely story. I am seiding ini this week's competition, but I think I, may.! be wrong in one word. However, I am hoping forthe best. Thanks again for the prize and special:. Honour Card.--Yours very sin cerely, Wendy Blake; Mitchell1 Street, Seaford. (I couldn't...
"CERTAIN GOLD REEF NEAR FRANKSTON" [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
S"CERTAIN GOLD REEF NEAR . FRANKSTON" Following recent announcement in the. "Standard", regarding. the likely existence of a rich gold reef at Tubba Rubba, Mr. W. P. ason,- ~vell tknown and. experi enced.pioneer of. Frankston" and the Peninskija5 told.this paper; this :week," that he is certain .there is a large gold, reef that will be discovered eventually ;on the; Pen insula, near. Frankston, and.. that there is :little" doubt .that it, will be a rich.. 'one. "Tubba Rubiba may. be the most likely spot, said MIr. Mason; but good- gold cola s were obtained very close :o Frankston.: in ?'.the : Sweetwatr Creek, and. gullies near .the sea front...Good. .colors were got is what ,isnorii oEotaeStreet,. by _a prospector, named. Thomas- Porter.
NEW MEMBERS [Newspaper Article] — Frankston Standard — 13 October 1949
; NEW: MEMBERS ;:Barbara Jordan;, Parkdale. .Juidith Graipiier, Mentone. Lorraine :"Simpson, Frankston. r Josie Flo6d, IVMentone. :'George Keinpton, Mordialloc. .arbara Free, Mentone. Judith Wild, Mentone. Marion Primm, -North Brighton. Noelle Heron, Frankston. Fred Harris, Middle Brighton. °Barbaia Firth, Mordialloc. James Kelly, Mordialloc. San -Ryan, MentQne. El.zabeth Wallingfoh, East Trighton. "Inez Gray, Menrtone. 'Jidith Anni Marsh, Mt. Eliza;. Judith Aston;. Meritone .. 'Caul Sedaia, Mordialloc.