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TO THE EDITOR HISTORY OF ALICE SPRINGS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
TO THE EDITOR HISTORY OF ALICE SPRINGS Sir. — There has arisen some little misunderstanding between myself and the public, which I would like put right. For some years now the people of this country have been conscious of the fact that I have been compil ing a history of this country. My little booklet is not the history, but merely a very small portion of it. The actual history may be years in completing ! but if the public wait long enough I trust it is something worth while they have been waiting for when they do read it. Wishing you all suc cess. (Mrs.) A. V. PURVIS
HAASTS BLUFF ABORIGINAL RESERVE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
HAASTS BLUFF ABORIGINAL RESERVE Overcoming many difficulties and setbacks the Native Affairs' Branch with the assistance of the Hermannsburg Mission authori ties has successfully established a permanent settlement and ration ing depot in the arid Haasts Bluff Aboriginal _ Reserve. Situated some 1(50 miles west of Alice Springs and covering, an area of 7,(53(5 square miles the reserve was first surveyed for water and suitable sites early . in 1942. At I the first site selected a store was I erected by the Government and rations issued to all aged and in- j firm natives in the area. The Hermannsburg Mission authorities undertook to supervise the ration ing and set up a cash and trading store and made regular inspections of the reserve. Water was still a major prob lem and many unsuccessful at tempts were made to find a better site and it was not until late in 1940 that four successful bores were sunk, one at the depot site. one at Mt. Leebig, one at Taro Wara and one on the plain be t...
PLANS FOR THE CITIZEN MILITARY FORCE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
PLANS FOR THE CITIZEN MILITARY FORCE Preparations towards the in auguration of the Citizen Military Force are taking place, and are expected to be completed by July 1 next, according to a statement by the Minister for the Army (Mr. Chambers. The 50,000 troops constituting the citizen force would comprise a field force of two infantry divi sions, one armored brigade group and coast and AA units of fixed defences.
METHODIST SPRING FAIR [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
METHODIST SPRING FAIR The, Spring Fair to be held next Friday, September 2(5, promises to be an outstanding event. Ladies of the Methodist Guild-have work ed hard for months, and those who -attend will find the stalls generously laden with goods for sale. -Additional interest will be pro vided by competitive . sections, when, prizes will be awarded for best, entries. In the evening an amusing com petition for both ladies and gentle men, and the -presentation of prizes won will provide extra en tertainment. -r, -Together with the Namatjira .Exhibition, the. Spring Fair is an event which neither local nor visit ing people should miss. The official opening will be de clared at 3 p.m. by Rev. H Griffiths, Director of the Meth odist Inland Mission.
TO OUR ADVERTISERS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
TO OUR ADVERTISERS It would be greatly appre ciated if our regular ad vertisers would notify us of their intention to change or alter their adverts, by 5.80 p.m. on Tuesdays. Casual advertisements will be accepted up till 1.1 a.m. on Fridays, but if copy of ads. is supplied early, pub lication of same will be certain. The Management also ad vises that it is our' inten tion to have the paper on the streets on Friday afternoons.
FOOTBALL FEDERALS DEFEAT ROVERS IN SEMI-FINAL [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
FOOTBALL — :o: — FEDERALS DEFEAT ROVERS IN SEMI-FINAL The first semi-final of the Cen tralian Football Association was played on Sunday during a scurry ing duststorm. From the start of play it could easily be seen by the spectators that the Federals were determined to make the final at any cost, and by overwhelming play throughout the match, literally swept the Rovers off the ground. The Federals, winning the toss, played with the wind, and by quarter time had made a H8 point lead, scores being G — 2 to nil. The Rovers, then with the wind as an ally, had every chance of making up the leeway, but failed to rise to the occasion. At half time the scores were Federals fi — 2, Rovers 1 — 4. During the third quarter, with the wind once more in their favor, the Federals established a further lead and the scores went to 8 — (i to 1 — 4. The last quarter saw a belated effort by the Rovers to close the gap and they succeeded partially by putting on 22 points against the Federal's one point. F...
DARWIN VISIT [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
DARWIN VISIT A busy and complete programme has been arranged for Miss Northern Territory (Miss Daphne Campbell) for her coming visit to Darwin. Her programme is as follows : — Thursday, September 25, 8 p.m. — Appearance at Star Pictures with short appeal by Miss Camp bell. Friday, 2-i, 9.15 a.m. — Visit Con vent school ; 9.45 a.m., visit pub lic school; 10.30 a.m., meet rep resentatives of various ladies' organisations at morning tea at Darwin Hotel; 3 p.m., meet Matron and Sisters at Hospital and visit about ten (10) diggers in the wards; 8 p.m., reception to Miss Campbell at R.S.L. Hall by League members; 8.45 p.m., visit stadium and make short appeal before main fight; 10 p.m., attend ball at Parap. Saturday, 27, 10 a.m. to 12 noon - — street appeal ; afternoon free; 8 p.m., the 'Overlanders' gala dance.
C.W.A. DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
C.W.A. DANCE Lllrit Saturday night a dance Vv-a« held in the C.W.A. Hall in Todd street, in aid of Mrs. Morgan. It was a most enjoyable even ing and everybody that went along had a jolly good time. Good music for dancing was provided by Mrs. Ci'itchley at the piano and Mr. Mery Parer, violin. During the evening two compe- i titions :\vere held, and pi'ovided I keen enjoyment for all. The first, a spot light dance was won by Mr. Frank King and Mrs. L. Under down. The second, the lucky spot, was won by Mr. and Mrs. Lucas. ' The prizes for these two dances : were donated by Mrs. D. K. Bal- [ dock and Miss N. Abberton. i
FLYING PREACHER CRASHES AT DARWIN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
FLYING PREACHER CRASHES AT DARWIN Last week our well-known 'Flying Preacher' (Captain Tic* tor Pederson), of the Salvation Army, crashed his aircraft, a Per cival Gull, on the R.A.A.F. strip at Darwin. He, and his passen ger escaped injury, but the plane's undercarriage was damaged. This was his third escape in airci'aft accidents. Earlier in the year, Captain Pederson, through a fierce tropical gale, was forced to put his air craft down in very rough country a few miles north of Wyndham. In 11)45 he was lost in the Kim berleys with two passengers for best part of a week before they were rescued. Captain Pederson conducts his services in the outback of the Northern Territory and West Aus tralia.
LENDING LIBRARY To Open On Monday [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
LENDING LIBRARY To Open On Monday Monday is the day set to open the 3d. Lending; Library for which parents, friends and committee members of the Kindergarten have been working for weeks. The library is situated in a spare office rented from the Ad ministration, on the left hand side of the laneway separating Works and Housing offices from Admin istration offices. The shelves contain more than 800 books, some new, some old, and all of them given, providing a good assortment of reading matter. Voluntary librarians will be on duty on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m., and from 7.30 p.m. till 8.30 p.m. A deposit of 5/- is required and 3d. per book is charged for read ing. Profits from the library will be paid into the kindergarten funds. The committee hopes, from time to time, to purchase new books and to keep the library to a high standard. The, purchase of books, however, will mean that less' money is available for the kinder garten, so the committee will be gla...
FLOODS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
FLOODS lu Tokio, Japan, two million homes are under water and 75 square miles ai'e flooded as a re sult of a severe typhoon. These floods are reported to be the worst since 1.907. In India floods from the Ganges and the Jumna have driven over a million people from their homes and destroyed 18,000 cattle and 200,000 tons of crops. Federal Ministers are to re ceive increased allowances of up to i'300 a year.
HUNTLEY RODEO TO RETURN HERE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
HUNTLEY RODEO TO RETURN HERE ,' After an extensive tour of the Territory, Huntley's Rodeo Show will be back in Alice Springs next week, and while here will give a performance on Thursday, Septem ber 25. They also hope to put on a special show on Sunday, Septem ber 28 at the racecourse in aid of Miss Northern Territory. Re membering their last effort here for the same cause, we are sure that their coining event will at tract considerable attention. Their trip through the North has not only been a huge success, but as the Huntley's said 'they felt they were among real people.' After completion of their tour they hope to return and buy a station property in this district and become Territorians.
Saturday's Racing GAWLER 1.20— REID HURDLE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
Saturday's Racing ? :O: ? GAWLER 1.20— REID HURDLE Two miles and 20 yards Cacique 9 12 Tehran 9 5 Stillwater 9 8 Keri Boy i) 3 Prosody 9 (5 High Note 9 0 Lopuri 9 5 1 .55— CONCORDI A TRIAL STAKES One mile Kidstar 9 0 Blue Last ? Radar S G Salute S 111 All Purple 8 5 Count High Sion S 10 Scorn 8 3 Baleeta 8 8 Lady Gentoi S 8 Sandown 8 2 Royal Soeurette 8 2 Road 8 S Poidale 8 1 Gaiety La Vcnie S 0 King S 7 2.25— BlINYIP TRIAL STAKES One mile and a quarter Ponape 8 8 Selectus 7 4 Sargon 8 8 Cotapaxi 7 3 Fizz 8 4 Gild Title 7 3 Maldean 8 0 Sixer 7 3 Lambele 7 12 Chatide 7 2 Meddah 7 10 Outlaw 7 2 Penforce 7 (- Gay Clif - Deniable 7 5 ford 7 0 3.— KENWOOD HANDICAP Six furlongs Cargeonel J- 0 Binnera 7 10 The Sirdar 8 8 Red Prince 7 4 Villiers Star Lad 8 G Rocket 7 4 Silvall 8 5 Some The Ver- Pearl 7 3 ger 8 0 Eulogist 7 2 Ivernia 7 13 Blue 'In da 7 0 Archive 7 12 Heather 7 0 Cellarman 7 11 Kalanite 7 0 Chievely 7 11 Patreen 7 0 3.30— GAWLER STEEPLE Two miles Neoflak 10 13 Glittering Gold...
MOONEE VALLEY 12.30—PAISLEY HURDLE RACE Two miles [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
MOONEE VALLEY 12.30— PAISLEY HURDLE KACE Two miles Priority 10 7 Sir Sun Valiant 9 7 Eagle 10 5 Man trim 9 5 Buzhar- Sir Wil ine 10 4 Ham 9 2 Grand Cednoo 9 0 Legend 10 3 Llandrillo 9 0 Nicety 9 11 McPhail 9 0 Annandale 9 10 Trilaw 9 0 Brave Spec 9- 8 Priority, Sun Eagle, Nicety 1.5— SPUING STAKES One mile First Division Binning- Dhutia 7- 5 ham 8 12 Apollo 7 4 Hororata 8 9 Chal 7 4 Variation 8 8 Mexican Helicon 8 2 Dawn 7 4 Dumfries S 0 Give and Capo Take 7 2 Hellcs 7 12 River Ulterior 7 11 Tamar 7 12 . *'? Fiorello 7 (5 Glendena 7 0 English Talon 7 0 Maid 7 5 Hororata, Birmingham, Dumfries 1.35— SPUING STAKES One mile Second Division Fresh Boy 8 9 Dick Del Rose 8 8 Turpin 7 5 Cronides 8 2 Surmount 7 5 Grecian Astorette 7 4 Gold 8 1 Doctrine 7 4 Genoese 7 13 Saturn 7 4 x Leros 7 12 Gay Monte . Megsie .7 2 Cassino 7 8 Acquited 7 0 Kongmeng 7 6 Gloriwyn 7 0 Fresh Boy, Del Rose, Cronides 2.10— UNDERWOOD STAKES One mile Attley 9 3 Reperio 9 0 Don Pedro 9 3 Sir Actor 9 0 Val Curl 9 3 Th...
For the Children WHY THE GLOWWORM GLOWS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
For the Children BY JULIA ANNE WHY THE GLOWWORM GLOWS One day many years ago, the Fairy Queen was sitting in her drawing-room writing, or rather she was chewing the top of her pen, a very unqueenly thing, and trying to think. You see she was writing invitations to the Royal Princess' party. She had written an invitation to all the good fairies, the rabbits, the wise old owl, the eagle, and the frogs, but terflies and field mice that lived near the pond. Now she Avas wondering whether or not she should invite the glowworm. She didn't want to hurt the glow worm's feelings, so she put the wrong date on his invitation. When the glow-worm received his invitation and saw the date on it he was very hurt, because he knew the real date and also he could see that the Queen was try ing to put him off. At last the great day dawned, and all fairies were busy put ting finishing touches to their frocks. The glow-worm was busy too, but what he was doing is a secret. When the sun set the woods were ...
ASSASSINATION PLOT REVEALED IN PRAGUE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 20 September 1947
ASSASSINATION PLOT REVEALED IN PRAGUE During a round-up on Monday, 80 persons were arrested in Prague, after the discovery of a huge plot against the State in Slovakia. This report g~oes on to say that the authorities believe that the plot was to have consisted of an armed rebellion against the Republic and an attempt to assassinate President Benes and other politicians. Amongst those under custody are former members of the army of General VlosofF, a Russian rene gade who during the war formed a corps to fight for Germany and also a number of Czech civil ser vants.