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SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES FORMATION OF SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES FORMATION OF SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION. A fully representative meeting of dele- gates from the Social Service Committees was held at the Social Service Bui'ding, Acton, on the 11th February, for the pur- pose of forming an Association to govern the activities of the various Committees, and the appointment of officers and a Coun- cil to carry out the work of the Associa- tion. Apologies for absence were received from Messrs. Jackson (Women and Child- ren^ Committee), D. Kelly (Outdoor and Indoor Committees), and Henry (Educa- tion), who were unavoidably prevented from attending the meeting. Mr. Brackenreg, President, Outdoor Re- creation Committee, was unanimously elected as chairman. OBJECTS OF THE MEETING. The Social Service officer (Mr. Honey sett) explained the objects of the meeting, and stated that by the formation of the Association it was anticipated that the re- sultant co-ordination of the work of the various Committees would be the means of placi...
CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
CANBERRA Oh! stately hills that stand so mutely round; Like mounds of silence with all-seeing eyes, Set up to witness all misdeeds and sound. Look on our labours from those heavenly skies. indefinite age but makes you fairer seem, Each season tends enchantment to thy view, And mortals toiling daily at their scheme Salute thy "Youth like Age," and ask that you Look down upon this Babe with loving eyes. Cradled within thy lap; Thy tender care bestow upon it: let no strife arise To mar the growth of this Canberra fair. Protect it with thy peaks from icy blast, Thy nearness unto heaven use to plead 'fore God That she may grow and last, A monument of virtue for our seed. Tend it that charm that thou most surely can, Of peaceful quiet, bereft of all things base, That makes your mountains named blue by man A goodly charm the "Heavenly Blue" to grace.
MUSIC AT CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
MUSIC AT CANBERRA "Who is not moved by concord of sweet sounds Is fit for treasons, strategems and spoils/' -Shakespeare. The splendid response to the invitation extended to the music-lovers of Canberra to meet together for the purpose of forming a Musical Society, augurs well for the future of the art in the Federal Territory. As so aptly expressed by Mr. Mowle in his opening remarks, it was hoped that rehearsals would prove a pleasure as well as an educa- tion, and the formation of the Society would be the means of bringing together all sections of the community in the common cause. The band and orchestra have already shown that Canberra possesses musical talent com- parable with older established centres of the Commonwealth, and judging by the initial per- formances of the musical society, lovers of choral music may anticipate performances of a high class in the near future. The advent of the wireless, the gramophone and the pianola have been the means of bring- ing music to many...
"MR. PUNCH" VISITS PARLIAMENT HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
"MR. PUNCH" VISITS PARLIAMENT HOUSE One of the most interesting personalities in the recent Empire Press Conference was Mr. Herbert, editor of London "Punch.'' Since his return to the Old Country, Mr. Herbert has contributed a series of articles to his journal, giving his impressions of Australia. The fol- lowing humorous account of his visit to Par- liament House is of particular interest to residents of Canberra: "I crawled under a ladder, put my foot in some cement, and entered the great Parlia- ment House. Aeneas, if I remember right, when Dido took him round Carthage, observed the sound of hammers. We heard a noise like a battle. Our guide peered through a forest of beams into a space floored with corrugated iron, in the middle of which a cement-mixer was noisily at work. " 'That is the Senate!' he shouted. " 'Very line!' we replied at the top of our voices. "He took us to look at a crowd of men hard at work in a cloud of dust. " 'The Lower House! ' he said with a proud gesture...
HEALTH NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
HEALTH NOTES (By "Sister.") "Sister" will be pleased to answer ques- tions on health matters asked through these columns. Correspondents may use a pen-name if desired. Some of you may remember that it was sug- gested in the December "Health Notes" that the best all-round way of keeping away illness and maintaining good health was by paying a little common sense attention to Personal Hygiene, and under this heading were included exercise, recreation, rest, sleep, care of the teeth, and the regular casting off of waste pro- ducts from the body. This month we come to the last of our head- ings under the title, 4'Personal Hygiene," i.e., the regular casting off of waste products from our bodies. The absolutely healthy human being eats his meals and takes his drinks readily and with pleasure, and the journey his tea and bread and butter (or whatever he eats) takes, and the use that is made of it by his body is won- derfully interesting. The food and drink finds its way in-let us hope-a w...
CANBERRA SWIMMING AND LIFE-SAVING CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
.HM-MR-««-WK-NH-HR-»«-RR-H-dil-M-IR-HU-Ul-»-RI CANBERRA SWIMMING AND LIFE-SAVING CLUB Thc preliminary work of the Club is now so far advanced that it is hoped to hold a carni- val in about a week's time. With the sheds erected and placed in their respective positions, the Club will undertake instruction in life-saving and swimming. Members and intending members will be approached with a view to drawing up suitable programmes for week-ends. Unfortunately the activities of the Club are handicapped through many of its members be- ing associated with other branches of sport, at present holding competitions in the Terri- tory on Saturdays, leaving Sundays the only days available. It is to be hoped that the Commission will view favourably the holding of Sunday car- nivals, as in many ways the Club's activities are far different from those of other sporting bodies, in that the Club would not be com- peting with other Clubs in organised sport, but would be encouraging beginners to increase ...
IN THE KINDERGARTEN TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
IN THE KINDERGARTEN TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. Now that an explanation has been given of the two" main methods that influence kinder 4 garten work, viz., the Froebelian and the Mon- tessori methods, it would perhaps be interest- ing to hear something of how the children in our own kindergartens spend their time. The day begins at 9.30 with the singing of a morning prayer, the National Anthem and greetings to one another. Then follow a few suitable songs of childish interest. The child- ren enjoy this singing time, and it seems to create a happy spirit, which pervades the whole day. After their songs the children seat them- selves comfortably on the big mat and a short lesson of not more than twenty minutes follows in the different speech sounds. This is a phonics lesson, and prepares the child for reading. The children learn to say the sounds and to recognise them when written. The sounds are later on combined to form words and the children are thus gradually learning to read simple words...
CANBERRA MUSICAL SOCIETY A SPLENDID RESPONSE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
CANBERRA MUSICAL SOCIETY A SPLENDID RESPONSE. The musical enthusiasts of Canberra rallied at the Acton Hall on the 26th February, at the invitation of the management, Messrs. Les Edwards, Mowle and Farrow. The attendance exceeded all expectations, 62 members enrolled and immediately got into rehearsal with the finale to the second act of "Aida" and open- ing chorus from "Romeo and Juliet." Jn a few opening remarks, Mr. Mowle, the conductor, explained that the Society was formed absolutely for the sake of the art, and would make the rehearsals a pleasure as well as an education. He also insisted that on no account would he tolerate class distinction all would be welcome. The chorus practised for two hours, and everybody was delighted with the first rehear- sal, and left the hall looking forward to the next rehearsal. The first concert will be given in the Sunken Gardens at the Hotel Canberra. Music suit- able to the surroundings will be given, and progress should mark the efforts of ...
THE POULTRY YARD [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
THE POULTRY YARD (By "Chanticler.") The following hints may be of use to those readers whose fowls are troubled with mites: To get rid of the insects, the poultry house must be cleaned out thoroughly. Remove the birds during the day, and clear out all litter, which should be burned at once. The mites congregate in crevices in the wood, especially where the perches rest at the end. It will be necessary to take out the perches and dip the ends into creosote. A useful mixture with which to destroy mites in the crevices is napthalenè dissolved in kerosene. This can be made by dissolving one powdered mothball in a pint of kerosene. Work this thoroughly into all the chinks, taking care to miss none. If you prefer, you could, instead of using this mixture, go over the interior of the house with a blow lamp, scorching all the likely hiding places. Afterwards it would, in either case be a good plan to scrub the walls, etc., with hot soda water, if possible. Replace clear litter, not forgetti...
EDUCATION COMMITTEE NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
EDUCATION COMMITTEE NOTES The combined meeting of the Welfare Committees convened by the Social Service Officer was duly attended by members of this Committee; Mr, B. Kelly was elected to the Council as representing Education Activities. The lines upon which discussion recently ensued by this Committee, and with respect to which certain suggestions were formu latde, are-it has been ascertained-largely identical with those on which the Commis- sion has already been working. When de- finite advice, which is being sought, is to hand, we shall realise just how adequately the Commission's proposals coincide with the Committee's appraisement of require^ ments at this stage, and whether the situa- tion appears to contain germs of satisfac- tion.
LIBRARIES COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
LIBRARIES COMMITTEE Activity still continues to mark the work of the Libraries Committee. On February 13 the Burns Club organised a Highland Gathering in aid of the funds of the library, and a highly successful gathering it was. On behalf of the Library Committee, the ladies of Acton and Ainslie took over the manage- ment of the afternoon tea marquee, and car- ried out this part of the function with com- plete success. At our last meeting a vote of thanks was passed to the ladies for their kind volun- tary assistance. OPENING OF LIBRARY. The Community Library opened its doors for active business on February 22, and will, in future, be open on Mondays, Wednes- days, and Fridays, from 7 p.m. to 8.30 pm. It is hoped that the library will be housed in its new homo at Social Service headquar- ters within the next four weeks. It seems reasonably possible that a pur- chase of at least one hundred new books will be made in March, if the financial hopes of the committee are fulfilled. To ope...
CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE All material is in readiness for the erec- tion of the first playground at Afton. A meeting held on Tuesday, the 2nd March, resolved to have a monster working bee at the ground on 20th March; in the meantime, organisation will be proceeded with, thus assuring the first attempt with the success that such an object deserves.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
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