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An Historical Sketch. EARLY BIRTHS AND DEATHS. (III) [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
An Historical Sketch. EARLY BIRTHS AND DEATHS. (Ill) In a former article, reference was incidentally made to the regls ters ot births and deaths in the first days of Traralgon, arid that there were several striking fea tures connected with them. The first birth register opens in 1876, and it is noteworthy that 12 child ren were born before any deaths were offieially recorded; but as we have already seen there were deaths before then of which no memorandam are extant. . The en tries appear in this order: 1. November 7, 1867, Margaret Jane Noble, Traralgon. 2. January 4, 1868, Charles Lin den, Traralgon. 3. December 6, 1867, Colin M'Coll, Traralgon. 4. October 2, 1867,01lof Bladinm, Traralgon. 5. December 7, Agnes Hickey, Traralgon. 6. April 18, 1868, Flora M'Mil lan, Hazelwood. 7. April 26, 1868, Catherine Smith, Traralgon. 8. August 23, 1868, Elizabeth O'Hara, Traralgon. 9. August 23, 1868, Emily May Smythe, Traralgon. 10. September 22, 1868, Charles Wm. Dodds, Tyers. 11. September ...
ROSEDALE SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, MAY 18. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
ROSEDALE SHIRE COUNCIL. ---o MONDAY, MAY 18. Present: Councillors Futcher (president), Umphelby, Crooke, MIorgan, Henderson, Kefievafi, \Viddis and Davis. Correspondence. From Vlctor!~gRailways, stat ing that stock trucking yards at Kilmany will be erected, as soon. as practicablec.-Received. From Lands and Survey depart ment, asking if th'ere are any ob jection to a portion of the morass water reserve being leased. or sold.-Council object. From Water Supply department asking the same as to another piecc.-Council object. From Country Roads Board, stating that the unexpended mo nies will be re-voted; also that it cannot recogmnse any works done before the board advised -the council as to the main roads to be taken.-Received. Land Purchase Board (Closer Settlement) stating that plans, etc., for the culvert at Woodhead's (Kilmany) were satisfactory, and that the work could be carried put, subject to the minimum wage clause, and agreeing to pay toi whole cost, including the engineers co...
CURIOUS FIRE. BRIGADE WITHOUT WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
CURIOUS FIRE. BRIGADE WITHOUT WATER. The people of Traralgon were awakened from their slumbers on Thursday morning by the loud pealing of the both fire. bells. Another fire was in progress. The hour was late (or rather early)-i about 1 a.m.; but this did hot prevent many people gettming up to see where the fire was: The flames lit up the whole township, doing the work more effectively than the local gas when it is com missioned with the job. The scene of the outbreak was a house owned by Mr. R. Scholes, near old cor dial factory bridge on the east side of the creek. The fire brigade turned out, but were able to do little, as there is no fire plug in the street. It was very fortunate that the house stood on a block of land removed from the other dwellings in the street, otherwise nothing would have prevented the destruction of the whole row. Mr. Scholes, who is a railway employee, has lately been transfer red to Bairnsdate, and his wife was visiting friends in Bendigo. It is ;said th...
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
TENNIS. -0 A match was played on 'Saturday afternoon between the Calhgnee and Union (Traralgony clubs on the ground of the latter. It was ideal weather for the game, and the ladies prpvidea refreshments. The following players represen ted the visitors: Messrs. Richards, Yule and Tanner (2), Misses Daw son and Schier. The Umnion club was represented by Messrs. Ser combe, M'Cubbin,'L. Crowe and R. Scurr, and Misses Wallace and Crowe. , The total scores were: Callignee, 42 games. Union 30 games. At the close of the match, the Rev. Scurr thanked the visitors for coming all the way trom Calhlgnee for the game, and he remarked to the losing team that the next best thing to winning 'as to accept de feat gracefully. Mr. C. Tanner replied on behalf of the Callignee players.
THE DANDENONG BACON FACTORY. PROPOSED PURCHASE BY GIPPSLAND SELLING CO. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
THI DANDENONG BACON FACTORY. PROPOSED PURCHASE. BY GIPPSLAND SELLING CO. It has been suggested that the Gippsland and Northern .Selhlng and Insurance Co. should purchase the Dandenong Bacon Factory, and continue to run it on the co operative lines as at present. The propositi)n, will, we understand, shortly come before the director ate of. tc two companies. Owing to tile initial mistakes, the Gippsland Bacon Manufactur ing Coy. Is short of capital, and min consequence its operations are very much restricted. It Is stated it the Selling Company secures this ex tensive factory, it wvill be in a posi tion to finance it, and confidence will be estabhlished. At the pre sent time the dlirectors have to ask farmers to wait a couple of months for payment for pigs, and this is restnrictjng the supply. The mana gement of the company do not doubt that it will be able to pull through eventually. Recently 12000 new shares were issued, and this money is coming in at the rate of £800 per month.
EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
EMPIRE DAY. -----0---o Empire Day was celebrated yes terday at Glengarry. There was the usual programme at the State school in the morning, as stipula ted by the Education department. Addresses on the meaning of Em pire Day were given by the Rcvs. W. J. T. Pay and W. IH. Scurr, of Traralgon. In the afternoon there was a monster public picnic, wlucli was attended by adults and children. Refreshments were pro vided by the parents, and there was also a liberal sports program for the young folk. The local local school committee, and head master, MIr. Thompson, entered into the spirit of the occasion, and thus ensured a most successful gathering. Tile Glen. ladies are always enthusiatic on such occas ions. The day will be celebrated at Toongabbie to-day. The teacher of the school, Mr. Sheridan, will carry out the Department's pro gramme, and, as at Glengarry, there will be a pubhlic picmnic in the afternoon. The scholars will march along the street, those who come to school from a distan...
REPUDIATES ITS PROMISES. THE CLOSER SETTLEMENT BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
REPUDIATES ITS .PROMISES. o- THE CLOSER SETTLElIvENT S,J13.0ARD. .... The Closer Settlement Board is in trouble with the Rosedale Shire Council. It. appears that· some time ago the board asked the councit to have a culvert put over a drain in the Kilmany .Closer Settlement, stating that they would paythe cost, and also the engineer's commission. The dramn is not on a public road, but the board wvished to provide £'n out let for one of its settlers. The engineer (Mr. Keys) prepared the plans and estimate;, whlch'were submitted to the board for appro val. The board replied, appi'ov ing of the plans, etc., and agamin said they would detray the cost. The douncil accJordingly invited tenders, and subsequently let the contract for the work . When the workwas half finished, the coun cil was very much surprised to re ceive a letter fromthe board, sta ting that they woild not require the culvert, as there was one there already, and intimating that they would not now pay the cost of the new o...
THE OLD CEMETERY. ABOUT THE "LITTLE GRAVE' [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
THE, OLD CEMETERY. o-- ABOUT THE " LITTLE GRAVE' Mr. James Huffer, of Gorman dale, makes a contribution tothe literature on the mystery sur rounding the "little grave" with in the station yard. Mr. Huffer says that he engaged on JVIillar ana James' contract for building the railway line from Sale to Traral gon, in the year 1876. At the Traralgon end there was a shanty keeper, named Fletcher. One of this man's children died, andthe remains were burnea within the station yard. A white picket fence was erected round the little grave? subsequently. Mr. Huffer does not remember whether the child was a boy or a girl, but he is quite certain that the grave is that of the shanty keeper's child. SMr. Huffer also states that there used to be a similarly marked grave on the north side of the railway line, on the Haunted Hills but he has not seen it for many years. This picket fence, Mr. Huffer states, marked the buriai place of a man who was killed in dne of the cuttings on a Sunday. His name ...
Traralgon-Callignee Gormandale Railway. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
Traralgon-Callignee Gormandale Railway. The Railway Standing Commit tee has paid another visit to the district, and taken further cvi dence in connection with the hill railway project. The people in tcrested are now wondering it the result will be the same as so many previous enquiries-disaplpointment! In the face of so many resultless visits the hill settlers dare not hope for anything. Indeed, some of the settlers have wrongly come to look upon the tours of the com mittee as holiday jaunts, organi sed to hoodwink the electors, About a fuarter of a century ago, the hill railway was actually passed by the Assembly, but thrown out by the Legislative Council. Since then it has been turned down a good many times by the Railway Standing Committee. As Mr. W. P'entland said, if the railway hat been built many years ago a vast area of timber would have been saved, and provided payable freight. Since then the value ot the timber destroyed by the set tlers, because they had no mar ket for it...
Mathieson & Davis. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
fMathieson & Davis. Mathieson and Davis report: Fat Cattle: Fair supplies in our various markets for the weik, and all sold to keen competition at rul ing high rates. Best cows to £9 4s, good do. to £7 12s, light weights from. £4 8s, hlight bullocks 3s. Store Cattle: Moderate sup plies at Traralgon, Mirboo and Sale, and good clearances. At the Heyfield yards we yarded 600 excellent quality cattle to a good attendance of buyers, and sola al most every hoof, well conditlonea cows, bullocks and breedy steers and heifers selling well.' WVe sold 4-year-old bullocks in hlines to £7, 3year-old steers to £5, 2-year-old well bred steers to £4 Os 6d, ana a line of nice- quality yearlings to £2 18s .6d, speyed heifers in nice condition to £4 9s, and £5 5s, store cows to £4 15s, low Condi tioned do. to £3 11s 6d, springing heifers to £6 5s, springing cows to £7, lines of yearlings to 44s, poddies 17s, to 26s, Cows and cal ves to £5 8s. Sheep. Moderate supplies at Heyfield and Sale, and ...
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
ALBERTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Present: Councillors XV. Power (presidenit), M'Galliard, Barlo~w, Christensen, Nightingale, Bland, and Fahey. Correspondence. Department of Lands and Sur vcy, returning plan of survey ot the ptroposed deviation of a cer tain road in the parishes of Bulga and Jumbuk, and givinmg names of lessees with whom the council are to deal in the matter.-Received. Alford Bros., Tarra Valley, re necessity of forming thlree chains in front of Mr. Arthur Woods'.- Engineer to report. SR. Macreadie, jnr., Blackwarry, satting that he wanted his place fenced along back road, ana of I fering to do same for 15s chain. Attended to. Thos. Jeffs, Carrajung, asking who is responsible for the fence which he erected on top of road, ps Mr. Le Grand would not sehl him the land excised off his paddock by deviation through Mr. May's and his property.-Cr. Nightingale to move. D. J. MI'Millan, Balook, asking when deviation round Speed's hill, Balook, will be thrown open for trafflc.-Secretar...
100,000 MILES BY PONIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
100,000 MILES BY PONIES. The Rev. F. R. Wilks, Metho dist minister, late of Morwell, is the possessor of. a 'pair of ponies wvhich have done himr good service In the course of 18 years' home mission work for the Methodist church, he has driven one of these ponies all the time, and the other for nearly as long. Since he ob tained the second pony he has drn ven them in double harness. Ac cording to a record which he has kept he has driven them close upon 100,000 miles over the roads of the north-eastern district of Gippsland, a remarkable perform ance, and rare even in a country wvhich produces good ponies. For five years in the Tallangatta dis trict, Mr. Wilks travelled close on 150 miles per w4.eek, and always sat behind these sturdy, brave-hearted ponies. They were able to trot steadily on from dayhght until dark, and be ready for more work next day. One of the ponies has just reached the age of 20 years, and the other is 19. They are still able to do a good day's work.
GORMANDALE PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
GORMANDALL PICNIC. 0 Gormandale was en fete on Fri day last, the occasion being the combined school picnic' between the Gormandale and Gormandale East State-schools. The mormning was anything but promising, but the day kept up splendidly. and the children had a merry time. Everything was kept gomg splendidly by Mr. W. Chester.;The chief item was the challenge race between D. Aubrey and C. O'Con nor. To an excellentstart, with a shot each, this race was most ex citing, and was;splendidly won by a yard. Mr, Harry King, the win ner's trainer, was congratulated on all sides on the spick and span condition of the winner. The flag race, tug-of-war, and boy's wood chop, were all exciting events, the teachers entering into the excite ment with their scholars. Lunch eon and tea was provided, and a band of willing ladies attended to the wants of the children. In the evening there was a bah to wind up the day's proceedings. Miss. M. Dawson (plano), and Mr. WV. Morley supplied the music. The du...
THE TYERS LIME PROJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
THE TYERS LIME PROJECT. Mr. Reginald Murray, formedly Government geologist, has been making investigations in the Tyers district during the past few days. He is examining the country up the river, and also on the WalhallUa Iroad.. It is assumed that Mr. Mur ray is endeavourmng to determinme 'the extent of the hme deposits, but whether in conjunction with the existing syndicate. or on be half of another .body, has riot transpired. If another company siarts operations they will not be able to utilise the Tyers river for power, unless below the present company's rights. They could, of course, generate the required mo tive power by suction gas engine and utilise the local timber for making charcoal. Very probably more will be heard of the matter a little later. Operations at the syn-_icate's camp appear to have been suspen ded for the present, as there is no one there. It is believed that the company intends to ruri a tramway by the easiest route to the nearest point on the main Ime, an...
TRARALGON HOTELS. (To the Editor). [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Farmers Journal — 22 May 1914
TRARALGON HOTELS. (To the Editor). Sir,-Kindly allow me to make a slight correction in my last letter in Tuesday's issue with reference to Traralgon hotels. I stated that the Loy Yang Bush Inn pro bably dated back to 1872. .On a further examination of some re cords in my possesslon-Ifind a re ference to it dating back to 1870. This hotel was therefore opened at an 'earlier date than what I pre viously stated. Yours, etc., _X.