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SUB-BRANCH JOTTINGS AINSLIE SUB-BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
SUB-BRANCH JOTTINGS AINSLIE SUB-BRANCH, Thanks to the work of the commit tee, and particularly of the energetic hon. secretary, Frank Butler, the Ainslie sub-branch is the first in the Federal Territory to pass the hundred mark in membership since the i organisation of the league in Canberra. The membership of the Ainslie sub branch to-day is 112. At the last meeting of the committee several mem bers stressed the necessity for returned soldiers' club rooms and hall in the Ainslie district, as it was pointed out that, at the present time, there is very little facility in the district for evening entertainments. The committee have promptly taken the matter up, and have applied to the Commission for cer tain land in the weatherboard area for the purpose of erecting a hall and club rooms. Further propositions regarding thc financial aspect of the venture will be discussed at the next meeting of thc committee. The Ainslie sub-branch smokos are now becoming most popular institutions among...
BOXING. DENCIO RETAINS LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
BOXING. DENCIO RETAINS LIGHTWEIGHT &nbsp; CHAMPIONSHIP. The splendid house which greeted the resumption of activities at the Canberra Fire Brigade Recreation Club at thc Causeway Hall on the 28th March, was further evidence of the popularity of the fistic art in Canberra. The main item of the evening was a 15-round contest between "Kid" Dencio, holder of the H. J. Richard- son Lightweight Championship Belt of the Federal Capital, and Ken Hall, challenger. The Fire Brigade Recreation Club, under the energetic guidance of its popular president. Perc. Douglas, had all arrangements well in hand with the exception that just before the first pre- liminary it was discovered that some one had left the boxing gloves at home. As the days of Jack Heenan and Tom Sayers are long since past, the prin- cipals decided to await the advent of the "mitts" before commencing opera- tions. In view of certain criticisms which are from time to time unjustifiably levelled at fight fans, it is pleasi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
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Enthusiastic Preparations For Coming Football Season AUSTRALIAN RULES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
Enthusiastic Preparations For Coming Football Season AUSTRALIAN RULES Moving somewhat later than usual, the Federal Territory League has ar ranged to hold the opening meeting of its fourth season at the Bachelors' Quarters on Wednesday, April 13. At the time - of writing, therefore it is impossible to furnish much defi nite information in regards to teams and their prospects. There were doubts expressed lately as to whether the Federals, last year's pi emiers, would form a team this year; in fact it was stated definitely that they would not join up. Their old "whip," however, Bill Buxton, has been rounding them up, and the probabili ties are that the Red and Blacks will again be in the field. It would in deed be a blow to the game if the play ers who have won the cups so weil in the last two seasons could not get to gether for a third try, and the possibly permanent ownership of the Carnall trophy. Several of those who represented Acton last year are busy organising a new team at Ai...
EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
EASTLAKE. Eastlake is a humble place, inhabited by humble people, especially when com pared with some of our more pre- tentious neighbours. Though poor would have been too proud to ask for quite a number of things which we consider necessary to our community welfare. This magnificent spirit of Australian independence can, however, be carried too far, and as even a worm will turn, so therefore when we have recovered our collective breath and thrown off the choking effect of our choleric anger, we intend to ask in a loud and noisy man ner for the following things; Regular visits in dusty weather of the Commission's water cart round our streets. A silent cop at Dr. Finlay's corner, opposite the entrance to the store yard. An artistic rustic hand bridge over the creek in Waratah Park so that children can cross to school in safety in wet weather. For the grass to be cut down or burned on the reserve opposite the old engineers' mess site, and that the junk and scrap at present littering t...
WESTRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
WESTRIDGE. Nothing: very startling has happened in the Western suburb. Most of our residents must be busy getting ready for the visit of their "Royal High nesses" next month. &nbsp; Some new quarters are being erected for the single men at the brickworks, and they look something out of the ordinary, the way they are planned out. If there were only a few cottages avail- able for the married men who are working there also, and who have to travel long distances, everything would be O.K. However, they say that all good things come to those who wait. The people who work here do not take the same interest in the place unless they are also residents. We are all very pleased that West- ridge B grade cricket team have worked their way into the semi-finals of the association's competitions. We were the only team to down the League leaders. Local supporters of the grand old game were very annoyed with the allegations of unsportsmanship which were levelled against our "B" graders. After...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 9 May 1927
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 9 May 1927
OPTICIANS MESSRS. ADCOCK, AMOS and LOVEGROVE Opticians 28 O'CONNELL STREET, SYDNEY, Will visit Canberra on WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, and may be consulted at the Acton Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., upon all matters relative to defective vision. Representative : A. C. APPEL, F.I.O. C. HOOPER, Hon. Secretary.
POPULARITY OF TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 9 May 1927
POPULARITY OF TENNIS There are many tennis courts throughout the city area of Canberra, but owing to the large numbers of both sexes who have taken up the game, there is ample evidence that many new courts will have io te pro vided in the near future. The Federal Territory Tennis Association is one of the liveliest sporting organisations in our midst, and membership of clubs affiliated to the Association now ex ceeds 500. The standard of play lias undergone great improvement during t>e past four years, which improvement was amply demonstrated at the recent Country Week Carnival held at Syd ney, when the Canberra No. 1 team was successful in winning the open championship against all comers. The Association ts fortunate in pos sessing a live and enthusiav. .r_ coun cil, of which the President is Mr. Ivo Smith, whose energies have resulted in great benefit to the game since the inception of the Association In 1923. The day ls anticipated when Can berra will be the headquarters of te...
The Chief Commissioner and Social Service [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 9 May 1927
g.---.-.-. . AIR. J. H. BUTTERS, CMO, \í B E., PA TRO M OF C V NB El: RA SOOT.A L ÍÍEHVK'E A is.SOP] A Tl ON. j ft- The Chief Commissioner and Social Service -la^fei The future historian of Canberra will trace the vibrations of the social service spirit to a meeting of men convened by the Chief Commissioner at Acton Hall in the late autumn of 1925. In briefly outlining his plans, Mr. Butters showed that the ideal of social service had long been harboured in his heart, and was a very real thing to him. His speech also showed that high office does not dissolve the fun damental ties of brotherhood betwixt man and man, and that these bonds may, and should, fructify in gracious deeds of kindness to one's fellow man. Thus in the course of this informal conference, the foundation stone of the social service structure was truly laid, and though pebbles of criticism have since been cast, they have not shaken the faith of the founder of the movement, or the integrity of the institution that w...
CANBERRA COMMUNITY LIBRARY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 9 May 1927
CANBERRA COMMUNITY LIBRARY The library was formed in 1921 hy about 18 public-spirited people, when Canberra wa« a dream city; the library was a bookcase on a verandah, and the number of books p.bout 30, but iie enthusiasm of the band of pio neers was not to be damped, and they kept on steadily until March, 1926, when the old lfbrary was re-org&nised, and by the generosity of the Federal Capital Commission, given a home of its own, together with furiture, in the social service buildings at Acton. On (he reorganisation of the library 260 books were taken over by the new committee, and iti s gratifying to state that the number of volumes in the library is now 2,000, though the time has only been 14 months. The council of the library is com prised of delegates from each district of Canberra, and each camp, the dele gates act as sub-librarians, and in this way tlie whole of Canberra and en virons are served. The subscription to the library is only 2/6 per quarter and two books ar...