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GLORIOUS CHARGE MADE. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
GLORIOUS CHAKGn \aiCApB. "The Turks' lead was going over us, sing ing ]ike bees. We stripped the packs from our backs, and as the officers' wlusutes blew we hopped up and went oft" at a gallop. Talk about a kangaroo drive or the charge of the Light Brigade. They were not in it. One could; have laughed but for the tragedy of the whole affair- Several French soldiers in blue coats and, red pantaloons, who hacr somcnow go mixed up with us, were charging ahead hold ing their packs in front of their heads. They looked very.comical. Many of the British also joined in the rush.
INDIANS HELP AUSTRALIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
INDIANS HELP AUSTRALIANS. "Some were killed' and fell in the water. At the top of this ravine an Indian brigade was entrenched- As we streamed over their tren ches "'we .could see them crouching down from the shells and bullets, and their faces were a study. They must have thought me Austra lians had suddenly run amok. Many of them ran out when we had passed, and carried scores of our wouaded back into shelter, x /' Out in. the «p«n a couple of hundred yards ahead of us, the Britifih were standing uy .i& their five-pits. Only a few of our ehaps were able to crowd in alongside of them. The rest fixing '"themselves' flat on their faces behind the parapets and took a breather.\ -
SWIFT ADVANCE ORDERED. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
SWIFT ADVANCE OttDESED, "With full packs up our brigade received the hurried order to charge for the foe. The mom ent the leading companies topped the rise, Hell broke loose. Our adjutant, Captain A. H. ! Possinghjmi,. was the first killed, and then the ; men started- to go' down. "Opening up into extended order,- we-went■ /forward at the double. The advance was through a ravine, down which a creek was flowing. The banks on both sides had been scooped out in many places by the Turks, but they had been expelled by the British. Many of our chaps took shelter in these dug outs, as we rushed forward," while; the rest of1 us threw ourselves down flat on the open ground.
BATTLE LEAVES A TRAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
BATTLE LEAVES A TBa^. '' The British must have had a terrible struggle in effecting a landing at Cape Helles. The place was honeycombed with deep pits, with sharp iron spikes at the bottom of them. There was a labyrinth of trenches, and a per fect network of barbed wire. At the time of our lauding the. British and French .forces had succeeded in pushing the Turks about five miles towards Achi Baba. "Pieces of shell cartridge-cases, British hel mets and tunics, French peaked caps and blue J overcoats, bayonets and broken rifles, and heaps | of Turkish wearing apparel littered the ground in all directions. All this "proved the bloody nature of the lighting that had taken place there. "We were-Qrdered to reinforce the British in the firing line. The whole line—French, Brit ish, Indian, New Zealand and Australian troops —was to advance to the assault on Krithia.
NEW METHODIST PRESIDENT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
.'SEW METHODIST PRESIDENT ■ _ ^ i Rev. William Pearson, the new President cf the N.S.W. Methodist Conference, is the minister of the Hand-wick circuit-. He was born at Braintree, Essex, England, on Janu ary 6, 185S, end was educated at a publie school. He was accepted for the ministry by the British Wesleyan Conference in 1880, and then passed to Didsbury College, Manchester, for a three years' term. Afterwards he offered for work in connection with the New South Wales and Queens land Conference, and it is something of a coincidence that he should be elected to the presidestal chair of the State exactly 32 years to the day - from the date of his arrival-—Feb. 29, 1884, He" was financial secre tary in several districts at. intervals, chairman of the North Coast district and secretary to the Conference dar ing the past seven years
COONABARABRAN RAILWAY [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
COOMBAMBRAH RAILWAY Messrs. Hutchinson, Poate, and Usher*, Bail way Sites Board, visited Mnndooran last week for the pur pose of selecting a site for the new station. They chose a site near O'Brien's paddock. The board asked for a return showing the area under wheat last season and areas suitable for cultivation which would be served by the Mnndooran station. This will be prepared immediately and sent on to the board. Strong re presentations for trucking yards were made. While the board would make no promise, the members ap peared to recognise that an excellent case had boen made out. The members of the board arrived at Coonabarabran on Monday even ing, and met representatives from Coonabarabran, Bugaldi, and Bara tline, and decided to recommend sid ings at Yerinan, Bugaldi, 22-mile peg, and Baradine. The board also met a deputation with regard to trucking yards at Coonabarabran, and promised to place the views of £h@ deputation before the Railway Commissioners. H. J. Varcoe has thr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
a 0 ra liilliil fef>33.'G13 Sent a: [Established 1887] Fat Stock and Property Salesmen. Fat and Stock Sales every Wednesday at Corporation Yards, Bathurst Store Stock-Sales at O'Connell Monthly Hett 3Ps?.ocs©edLs .JPaid of S»sal«ss Splendid Paddocksadjoining Yards Consignments receive personal attention '-3Pj?©Ma;p"fcl;5r Secus?ed.;" Stock and Property'Lists on Application. Correspondence invited a JW© , Ltd Stock, Station, Laird, atid Commission Agents, All kinds of Agency Business transacted. Prompt attention to correspondence Gilgandra Land and Stock Owners requiring information as to stock and property for sale should communicate with Milling and Home Established 1880. BLACKET AND SON, dubbo, Auctioneers, Stock and Property Salesmen and LasicJ Agents. A. D.' Muiiro, St©sk3 Stat3on?and General Gornmis JSi . SIOI1 iigml, . GUI&lt;^RGAMBOME. Smith Bros., AUCTIONEERS, Stock, Station, Land and General Commission Agents, Gilgandra. Stock Sales and Trucking a Specialty. Comm...
LAND BOARD MEETINGS. GULAR [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
— i ii GULA.R A meeting of the Land Board was held at Gulargambone on March J and 7 when the following^cases wera^Mtag| dealt with :—• ^ , W Extension of -Tinfe John Jones, c.l. Warren—Apprais ed by consent at 3-§d per acre ; c.l. 111.11, Warren—Appraised at 4d per acre.; a. 1. 9490 and c.l. 10117, Goon amble—Part heard and postponed Conflicting Applications E. F- Donohoe, a.o.p. 950 acres— Survey directed of about 950acs J. R. Johnstone, a>.c.p. 950acs—• Disallowed Appraisement of Rent on Extension , of Time. • P, R. Robinson, c.ls. 9487, >188, 10464 (Warren).—Postponed * G. D. Davidson, c.ls. 10128, 10155,, 11106—Appraised by consent at 5d, 57vd, and 4d per acre Compensation for Impr.oY-e^6pts P. Ferguson, i.l. 1312—Appraise37~~%^ at £392 5s. : ; " " Re-appraisement of Rent" A. W. Jones, c.l. 30GS6.—Apprais ed at 4fd per acre
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
» Big V, 529 Drama His Last Breath Charlie Chaplin. Comedy£ War Chronicle ■ Topical • . .v.'r' ILonely Covers " Drama Coat Tail Comedy TUESDAY'S PROGRAMME: Princes in the Tower Drama When he Proposed Comedy Almost & Scandal Comedy Warwick Chronicle Topical 100 Dollars Drama will dispense high-class. and the latest popular music. pfc lie Theatre will be most brilliantly lighted throughout, a powerful electric plant being in stalled. In the main hall a 4d00~candle-power-ligh.twilJ.be used; in addition, electric motor driven fails,'and'582 lights on front arch of parapet which will illuminate the whole street. We have arranged for the Best. The Public will, get the Real Thing'. MICK LEVY, Manager.
Local and District News. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
Hibernian juvenile dance in tKe A a s bra) i an Hall to-night. ^ ^ Tlio I"> id don School is witjyouL a teacher ab the presenttime. =& ■& f On a visit to Gilgandra at-the pre sent time is Mr. J. Lake, brother of Mrs. Val. Smith; \ # =» . • =* / ' Mrs. Lev}-, wife of the manager of the Crystal Picture Palace,^ who has been away-for three, months, return ed home on Tuesday. 7 ; * * The •marriage will take place at Gilgandra next month of Frank, youngest son of the late Mr. S. J. and Mrs. Barden, of " Hillylands," and Miss Elsie Maguirs, daughter of Mrs. Maguire, Gilgandra. , • Hibernian Iiace Club Secretai^y Jack White, of Dnbbo, was present at our races 011 Wednesday, and ren dered Mr. Secretory Carroll very great assistance. -x x The Church of England Brother hood has received an additional cleric by the appointment of the Rev. Cradclick-Adams, just arrived from England. The rev. gentleman will work in the Gilgandra district. He is an accomplished musician and a b...
[?] SHIRE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
HH| of the above |1 ... i^"L\eld ou^riday last. There &lt;T.e?e garden (Presi dent)., Barber,' Stanley, SkinneiV -O'Neill, and Whiteman. INSPECTOR'S REPORT. , , ■Lhave the honor to report that during-the month .there have been, mo cases of infections, diseases report t ed, agai»sfc Jour in February, 1915. "v I w$tild call your attention to the fact that owing to the competition of picture shows a large number of posters are being posted on the walls and fences throughout the tow n, greatly disfiguring Banie. I would suggest that Council enforce Ordin , ance o5, that licensed hoardings be piovided -Or Whitem&n said 'he had I not noticed anything objectionable about the posters. They, rather im proved the appearance.—Mr Ralph said they were carrying it a bit too far. / They were putting the posters ! everywhere. It was customary in other places, to have proper hoard ings.—The President said the In spector should inform those concern ed that it was necessary to put up p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
The Gilgandra Bakery. B. J. W. THOMAS Wishes to notify the residents of Gilgandra and district that he has purchased the business recently carried on by Mr A, Howison, as Paker and Pastrycook The business will be conducted on the same broad lines, and it will be the aim of the new proprietor to give satisfaction, and at all times to study the interests of his clients. Achoicc lot of pastry always on hand. Orders t.ikcn for supplying parties, picnics, etc. Mr Thomas asks for a continuance of that patronage which has helped to build up the Gilgandra Bakery. Th® I 1 0 Wmslt Maw, li lily? wa- & $ Hil ia Confectionery, and Refreshment Rooms are situ ated in Garling's New Buildings next the Big Store. es^ll slSl id Baveas, Proprietors. Telephone 73 • MOTOR GARAGE AM General Engineering forts, Ellis' Sail, U^F aFFsn St«, Gilg£airftt«is»sa». 'Phone No S2. . J. VAHCOE, Proprietors. ^ Three new cars for hire. Reliable drivers. All repairs to cars effected by expert workmen otvthe, pre...
REPORTING COUNCIL MEETINGS. HAVE THEY ANYTHING PRIVATE? [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
1EP0KTM COUNCIL MEET : HAYE THEY ANYTHING I: ■ ' PRIVATE P ST • " . . ' The "Shire and Municipal ."Record" lias the.following pithy par re local papers, and there is a .lot of truth in it :—We note that in a country Ceuncil when objection was taken to a matter not being brought forward , the President gave it as his excuse that he did not want all their pri vate business published in the local paper, "which," he adds, "prints al together too much about our affairs.-£ Qf course, there are two sides to the qaestioa. When a Councillor or alderman is out after limelight the greafe fault h® finds with the press is that there is not sufficient space giv en t© his sayings aud his doings.and insthonghts. 2fow and again, when tHe l@cal paper becomes critical of its; ]*eal dignitaries, an attempt is ^omeiimes made by some disgruntled alderman to exelude the - press ro pres«Btative from meetings. We Lav® always, had an extremoly high opi»i©H ©f the assistance ' rendered municipal work by the l...
DEAR SUIT OF CLOTHES. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
BEAR SUIT OF CLMEl Someone said ; once tha^ clothes make a matt. May be tr»,er; but a young fellow : rejoichog iu ,j4ie juicy name of 2sfevi 11 e M u t to n --a, ;j ockey b y profession—who got /away' with a suit of clobber for whi.jh he had" not IbetH measured, struck the magistrate at' Cowra with his ( back right up against stvch liberties;.; His Worship potted ''. Mutton for)£1-5, costs £2 7a, and ordered him to pay £"> 10s (the value of: the sait^ or in^ default take a three months1 rest in Young jraoJ. '
GILGANDRA [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
GILGANDRA A meeting of the Local Land Board was held at the Court House on March 9 and 10 and the following cases were considered :—- &nbsp; Conflicting Applications &nbsp; A. A. Riach, h.f. 520—Confirmed for about 1282acs ; others disallowed W. D. Davis, h.f. 521—Confirmed for 1544acs ; others disallowed j For h.f. 530 there.were 6 conflict ing applications, four were admitted to ballot which resulted as follows :• 1st, W. E. Purcell; 2nd, A. E. Su|\lK van W. W. Good fellow For Consideration H. Haege, a.c.ps. 13 and 14—Dis allowed Thomas-Foran, a.c.ps. 15/23 and. 24—-Postponed Yf. S. Fyfe, a.l. 15/7—-Approved of S. J. Craig, cr.l. 15/8 (Nyngan)— Withdrawal permitted D. R. B, McCarthy, h.f. (Dabbo) —-Refused G, H. Walton, sp.l. 15/2—Part heard ami postponed Residence on one of two holdings M'; E. Lawerance, c.p. 14/65 (Dub bo)—Granted ^ - R. Moore, sp.l. 09/32-—Cranted - Road Enclosures R. Moore, sp.l. 09/32—Granted G. M. McKellar, a.c.p 15/22 and' c.l. 15/6 (Dabbo)—...
TROOPER "BILLY" KELK. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 17 March 1916
TROOPER "BILLY" KELK. In a recent issue of the London "Times" there appeared the follow- ing account of how the chivalrous act of an Australian soldier, who it has since been learned was Trooper W. S. Kelk, late of Dubbo, but now &nbsp; of Netley Hospital, was misunder- stood. The relief corps, consisting of two medical officers, a secretary, an interpreter, and 22 trained nurses, which the Japan Red Cross Society placed at the disposal of the War Office last January for a year's work free of expense, which was al- located to the British Red Cross Hospital at Netley, had left South- ampton on its return to Tokio. One patient, an Australian, threw his overcoat in the mud for them to walk over, but it was immediately picked up by a stout sergeant, who had evidently never heard of Sir Walter Raleigh. [Mr Kelk is well &nbsp; known in Gilgandra, having been en- gaged in the Castlereagh as Liberal &nbsp; organiser.]
Our Soldiers' Column. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 March 1916
The two Gilgandra ipen—Kloester andPhillips^—have b^en transferred fie the Newcastle camp. . . »X&lt; . ' *a* " f . # " A* bit from ' Collier The '' white feather campaign " conducted here so vigorously has ceased. Perhaps the organising secretary ^as left tlae dis iriot. A blessing to Collie if s—he (nearly said it) has ! « ' , ' ; * Private " Dick " Wrigley, known to us kll as " one of the nuts," has fceen with us this week on final. The military life has improved "'Dick" out of sightrand he has taken to it with that fine,courageous spirit. Good laek to him ! * =» .«• "-ft ;; ■ In town at the present '.tinier is Arthur, son of Sergeant Clark, of the local police. Arthur has been in the service of one of the Banks, and has jout th® ledger aside to do his bit nnderjihe good old flag. He will go days' time. , Young Qraig, of " Forest Lodge," has gone into the Dubbo camp. R©y McClure aud Eric Haclson 8.re having a shot for the aerial corps. ■ . ■; * • * . .. Congratulations to...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 March 1916
'iirso carap lira Arthur Townsend .is going right up amongst the big 'cms, as sure as a gun. In camp only a few weeks, he has just got his Sergeant's stripes, as the result of a recent exam, liow lie's going to " lay bis ears back " for a solid tussle with the examination -which, will give him a commission. A pound to a pea-nut Arthur wins ! =» s= •-» W. A. Fisher, son of Mr. T. P. Wisher, of Cadaagan," is in the 3?ield Artillery in Sydney, training for afitive service. For entrance into the Artillery he was assisted by a first-class- pass from the Sydney Technical College, where he had been - a student for two years. The people of that patriotic little spot, C&Uie, have arraiigements well 5a hand for a day's sports on Easter !M©nday, A number of the district fcoys who are in camp are expected feack on leave about that time, and the.intention of the local people is to provide for them a day's enjoyment and a big hearted reception. >» -» " * Hear nothing of recruiting at T...
GOOD-BYE! CORPORAL HITCHEN AND PRIVATE WRIGLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 March 1916
*" CORPORAL HITOHEN" iND PRIVATE WRIGLEY. There was a large number of peo ple at the Australian Hall 011 Monday night. It was a soldiers' send-off to Corporal "Bill" Hitch en and. Private "Dick" Wrigley, both on final leave. There were the usual presentations, at which .Mr. A. F. Garlitig presided. • * In\ opening the proceedings, the chairman made eulogistic refer-enc® to the excellent service rendered the recruiting movement in this State by Bill Kitchen. He was the first man in Australia to conceive the idea of route marches. Their utility to the. Empire was shown in the fact that' some 2000 or 3000 men had enlisted, as the result of the lead set by Mr. Hitchen. He had been subject to a lot of criticism, but he had lived it all down, and they in Gilgandra were proud of the part he had played in the Empire's defence. The speaker also paid a tnbute to Dick Wrigley^— the intrepid ck, who, they say, can ride any of tliewaek military horses clown below. find made a nice Mr. Miller. "B...