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WOOL SALES FINE SORTS SOUGHT [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
WOOL SALES FINE SORTS SOUGHT The difference between prices for fine wools and broad wools has ex- tended of late. Any chango In rates Cor the "former has been upward, but the chief cause of the greater gap be- tween values has been the further drop 3f par to 5 per cent. In figures for the latter. That Is regrettable. Statlon íry values for broad parcels with fine lines showing a definitely quotable ad- vance would have provided a more ac- ceptable souice of chango. In all inarters, however, the situation favors the finer staple Even 1ft the United States, where compaied with last year consumption of wool for t'l? seven iionUis ending July dlsplaye.1 a drop of 8 per cent, the decrease has been due to the reduced amount of the broader quality raw material used \galnst June, the fine vool put through the mills In the States In Jul> -?jthibltoa a rise of over one millón lbs., jays Wlnchcombe Carson Ltd. The recent easing tri prices for broad wool is attributable to diminished In luir...
FLY FISHING THE SEASON'S PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
FLY FISHING THE SEASON'S PROSPECTS. Jn a recent summary of fly fishing in the New South Wales Rivers, the fol- lowing is given as the prospects on the Queanbeyan TUver:-For Anglers who prefer tlie quiet waters of big, deep pools, and desire to take a few-fish of really large size, this is elysium. A wet fly fished a foot below the surface and scientifically '-'worked". will tempt' the biggest of thom.* Not ? so long ago a schoolmaster who presides over a lopal| school, caught ä 1011b. rainbow trout.i On the same day another local man cap- tured a trout but little' smaller. This stream is reachable by road from Bun- gendore, via Captain's Flat, or from Bredbo. There is no accommodation house or hotel; but excellent camping places.
SHEEPSKINS LOWER Tallow Firm [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
SHEEPSKINS LOWER Tallow Firm Winchcombe, Carson, Ltd., report: - Demand for all classes of^woolly sheep- skins was easier at the past week's Sydney sales and values tor them de- clined Id. to 2d. per lb. Pelts, however, realised late prices. Full wool merinos sold fiom I2d. to 153d. per lb., 3 wools lid. to 14d., half wools 9d^to Hid., quarter wools Gd. to 9Jd., lambs 7d. to lid., and pelts GId.' to 9d. Full Wool ciossbieds made Dom Bid. to 12Jd., 3 wools 9d. to Hid, half »wools 7d. to 10d., Quarter wools 'from 5ld. to Sd., lambs 7d. to lOid., pelts ".GJd. to Sid., and Llncohis Gd. to Sd. Values for light' hides wu-e par fo 1/Sd. Higher. Other average's made late rates. Calfskins were lower, but yearlings realised recent figures, Coun- try heavy hides »old from old. to GJd., per lb., medium' 5Jd!" to G\&lt;\'., light Bid. to Cid., iaigo" country calfslcins .to'u/ oach, medium to -1/10, small to 8/-, large country yearlings 12/ to 1-j/B ¿ach, and small J/- to 10/-. '&...
EVERYDAY TALKS The Assets of Education Must Be Kept Liquid [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
EVERYDAY TALKS The Assets of Education Must Be Kept Liquid Knowledge is not necessarily power. Many pedants aie versed in"all man- ner of lore, which Is utterly useless to them or to anyone else. Many men and women spend life- times In acquiring knowledge which they will never use. A little knowledge is not such a dan- gerous thing as the proveí b assures us it is if its owner knows how to em- ploy it. There aie people who are not widely react, who have never had time to mas- ter completely the grammar of their native tongue, who are yet ablci and useful and successful. \ To a person who can put his know- ledge to work, the more he acquires the moie valuable he is. But like all otner good assets this one 'must bo liquid, or it is good for nothing. Stored away, it is worthless as the junk which people store away In old attics, or as wotild be money which was stored away In a vatilt rind never taken out and ¿mt to work. Kept within reach whetc it can be constantly employed it is extre...
AEROPLANE CRASHES Sensation at Duntroon. AVIATOR INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
AEROPLANE CRASHES Sensation at Duntroon. AVIATOR INJURED. While attempting to land at Duntroon Military College on Sunday last, a S.E. 5 Bomber 'plane, piloted by Flight-Lieu- tenant Sutherland, of the Richmond Aerodrome (N.S.W.), who had been en- gaged in a fight, nose-dived, and Suther- land received minor injuries. Lieutenant Sutherland and two other flying officers from Richmond were visiting Duntroon for the College sports. The cause of the mishap is not known. Brigadier-General McNicoll, of Goul- burn, who witnessed the accident, went to the assistance of Sutherland, and he was ^removed to the Duntroon Hospital for treatment. His condition is Hot seri- ous and he is reported to be recovering. Sutherland is regarded as one of the most experienced and daring pilots at the Richmond Air Base. The 'plane was badly damaged.
PLAYGROUNDS PROVIDED FOR THE CHILDREN [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
PLAYGROUNDS PROVIDED FOR THE CHILDREN The activities of the Children's Com- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; mittee had been mainly devoted to- &nbsp; wards the establishment of children's playgrounds in the various centres of Canberra and as an indication of the &nbsp; splendid work of the committee, play- grounds had been constructed at Ac- &nbsp; ton, Ainslie, Westlake, North Ainslie, and Causeway. These playgrounds were proving a boon to the children of Canberra and further activity by &nbsp; &nbsp; the committee in this direction would be developed. The whole of the mat- erial for the playgrounds was supplied by the Federal Capital Commission, &nbsp; and the people of Canberra responded to appeals of the committee for volun- tary labor involved in the work. The playgrounds provided for re- creation and amusement for children of all ages, such as three double sets of swings of different sizes, seesaws, sand pit, turnsti...
FIRST WHITE GIRL Born in Canberra Victorian Lady's Claim Melbourne, Thursday [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
FIRST WHITE GIRL Born in Canberra Victorian Lady's Claim Melbourne, Thursday "My mother always said that I was the first white girl born in Canberra," said Mrs. G. Worcester, of Dingley Dell, Moonee Ponds, in giving some re- miniscences about her early life in the present Federal Capital Territory. She was christened by a visiting priest, for there was no clergyman of any denomination then. This was in November, 1851, and aboriginals were plentiful and fierce. "On one occa- sion," she said, "a relative of mine was speared in the back , and then swam the river with a spear sticking there. There were no &nbsp; shops and the few white people were small graziers. As a rule, sheep let out on land far from the homestead would not have survived the attacks of the blackfellows. The people got all their needs from Sydney by bullock waggon, and my father often used to say later what a fine sight it was to see per- haps 14 bullocks in the yoke."
PETROL WAR Position Unchanged [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
PETROL WAR Position Unchanged So far the position on the Federal front of the petrol war remains un- changed. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Acting Prime Minister (Dr. Earl Page) recently conferred with Sir Robert Gibson, one of the Common- wealth representatives on the board of the C.O.R. &nbsp; Dr. Earl Page, although admitting the future policy of the board was the sub- ject of the discussion, refused to make any statement.
Sturt's Record. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
Sturt's Record. Sturt's 850-mile voyage down the un- known rivers, Murrumbidgee and Mur- ray, in 1830, broke all records in the annals of the Navy. The whaleboat and light skiff were launched fifteen miles above the junction of the Lach- lan and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Prac- tically for the whole distance the eight men pulled in turn at the oars, row- ing at the rate of about 21 miles a day, taking 32 days for the trip down, and 39 days, pulling against the current, returning. Their rations, after leaving Lake Alexandrina behind, consisted of ?lb. of flour per diem, and ¼lb. of tea per week. Fish they found unpalat- able, and of game, a dearth. Five years later, Sturt was granted 4200 acres in recognition of past discoveries. George M'Leay, second in command, was rewarded with 1250 acres. Of Harris, Hopkinson, and Fraser, soldiers, not recorded; Clayton, Mulholland, and Macnamee, convicts, not even emanci- pation. And so an appreciative Gov- ernment gives thanks.
STATE QUARRIES SUPPLIES FOR CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
SATE QUARRIES SUPPLIES FOR CANBERRA Following on further additions of machinery, including a giant steam shovel, and the arrival of twelve more families from Wales, work at the Chats- bury Slate Quarries, near Goulburn, is proceeding apace and the output will shortly reach 50,000 slates per week. &nbsp; Orders from Canberra are in hand, some having been already executed. The quality of the slate, purple and rare green, is excellent and should play an important part in roofing the Capi- tal.
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
:: CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS TENDERS. TENDER ACCEPTED. OAKLEY & PARKES, F. & A.R.V.I.A., A.R.I.B.A. . ,' Architects. Canberra, Federal Capital Territory. Invite Tenders for TWO-STORY SHOPS AND OFFICES, ON BLOCK 4, CIVIC CENTRE. For I THE CANBERRA SHOPS LTD. Plans, Specification!! and Quantities are obtainable at the Architects' Office at Hotel Canberra. Tenders Close SATURDAY, NOVEM- BER 6, at noon. OAKLEY & PARKES, F. & A.R.V.I.A., A.R.I.B.A. Architects. Canberra, Federal Capital Territory. Invite Tenders for TWO STOREY OFFICES ON BLOCK 14, SECTION 1, CIVIC CENTRE, For THE ROYAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED Tenders Close SATURDAY, NOVEM- BER 6, at noon. "' RODNEY H. ALSOP, F.R.I.B.A.,* OAKLEY & PARKES, F. & A.R.V.I.A., , A.R.I.B.A. Architects in Conjunction. Canberra, Federal Capital Territory. Invite Tenders for TWO-STORY BRICK RESIDENCE AT RED HILL, CANBERRA For SIR R. R. GARRAN. Plans, Specifications and Quantities obtainable at the A...
NEWS IN BRIEF THE CUP RUSH Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
NEWS IN BRIEF THE CUP RUSH. &nbsp; Melbourne, Thursday. By road, rall, and sea, visitors are converging on Melbourne from all dir- ections intent on seeing the Cup on &nbsp; Tuesday. City hotels have been full for a month, and visitors are being ad- vised to look for accommodation in suburbs but soon none will be avail- able even there. &nbsp; &nbsp; AEROPLANE HITS SCHOONER. Sydney, Thursday. A message from Rabaul states that Lieut. Mcintyre, who is accompanying Captain Wllllams in the South Sea Islands survey flight, struck the bow- sprit of a schooner when descending yesterday. The plane was slightly damaged and will be delayed for a few days. AUSTRALIAN WIRELESS FEAT. A remarkable. Australian wireless achievement was reported by Mr. E. T. Fisk in his address to the Country Press Association Conference yester- day. Mr. Fisk said that the steamer Jervis Bay, while off the coast of Port ugal was in direct communi- cation with the station at Pennant Hi...
RAMPION'S PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
RAMPION'S PROSPECTS.. . Should Rampion annex the V.R.C. Derby he will increase his stake win- nings by over four thousand pounds. To date his winnings are £20,906, made up as follows:-As a two-year óld; First A.J.C. Breeders' » Plate, £2,117; first V.R.C. Maribyrnong Píate, £2,048; first V.R.C. Sires' Produco Stakes, £2,091; first A.J.C. Champagne Stakes, £3,329. At three years:' First Warwick Farm Hobartville Stakes, £1,26-1; second Rosehill Guineas, £210; first A.J.C. Derby £6,945; fiist V.A.T.C. Caulfield Guineas, £2,362. t
CANBERRA ENGINEERING New Company Registered [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
CANBERRA ENGINEERING New Company Registered The registration was effected in Sydney last week of a company known as The Canberra Engineering Company Ltd. The new concern has nominal capital of £3,000 and its objects are to acquire &nbsp; as a going concern the business now carried on by A. Y. Abraham and A. Saba, carriers, contractors, and motor and general engineers. First directors of the new company are Messrs. A. Y. Abraham, A. Saba, and H. Newbould, and the registered office is in Sydney. The company will operate in Quean- beyan and Canberra districts, with a depot in Queanbeyan. Among other agencies ;.^«H^^'^irta'rttie^ ^ well- known Aéb^SMí^ís. ^ ÏAT. Mr. A. Y. Abra- ham, one of the directors, states he will not be in active management of the company, the position of manager being retained by Mr. H. Newbould.
FORESTRY School Ready in March [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
FORESTRY School Ready in March The School of Forestry in Canberra will bo completed in readiness for the opening term in March of next year. Satisfactory progress is being made in the construction of the school buildings. This year, ponding the erection of the necessary buildings at Canberra, the school has been conducted at Adelaide in association with the State Univer- sity. &nbsp; &nbsp; Australian timbers are' being used ' In the whole of the struclural arid joinery work in the Canberra school, and us many varieties as possible are to be In- cluded. The Minister for Home and Territories (Sir William Glasgow) con- siders that the school, when completed, will provide a striking advertisement of the beauty and utility of Australian na- tive timbers, and in this connection he acknowldeges with appreciation the gen- erous action of the Governments of Vic- toria, South Australia, Western Aus- tralia, and Tasmania, in providing sup- plies of representative timbers for u...
YASS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
YASS Hospital Tennis Club defeated Vlo toria Park by 15 sets to 14 after an exciting; match last week end. , -* * '* * More than ' one 'hundred couples at- tended .tlie dance, in aid of the hospital, which was held In' the Memorial Hall last week. s * » . The annual meeting: of the (îoulburu District Methodist Synod will b2 he'..', at Yass from November N'l to 5. * * * Mr. Don Pateman, who hal b on :in nmate of the Yass District Ho« »?lui lor oome weeks, suffering- from a fractured thigh, which he sustained by falling tin- ier the wheel of >h.s waggon, died sue. -lenly last week. The cause uf .n-ath >ras a clot,of blood iii'the lung. lite hal ?ccovered from the accident and \ ' is on ,he eve of leaving the, hospital. , *\ * v .The Workers' Compensation L'on-mis jlon held a sitting at Yass m.-jirly, when one case was investigated. The wife of li. R.-leslie claimed £800 from B. A. Jones, butcher, Yass, in ao.'iprn sation for the loss of her husbanl, ">!io died from pneumonia ...
FROM FAR AND WIDE Durable Living Cement. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; FROM FAR AND WIDE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Durable Living Cement. Pew visitors to Cherbourg, the French seaport, fail to notice the im- mense breakwater that protects the harbour. A curious story is told of the building of this great breakwater, which represents an engineering feat of the most difficult kind. The tenac- ity of common mussels of the shore cement themselves together, and to rocks and stones. Taking advantage of this idea, instead of extending the masonry indefinitely he placed in the sea immense quantities of loose bould- ers and stones, and upon these tons of mussels were tipped. The shellfish speedily bound the stones with a ce- ment much more durable and satis- factory than any man could have pro- vided.