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Yarra Glen Show Day, March 16 [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Yarra Glen Show Day, March 16 Yarra Glen Show will be held on Saturday, March 16, and promises to be one of the most successful yet hold. - Apart fromn the floral display, there will be Government exhibits, and a Handy Hunters' Competition. This will be the first occasion on which this competltiop has been conducted in the district. The Doy Section is affiliated with tho K.C.C. In the evening a dance and euchre party will be held. Entries will close on March 9. De tails are advertised In this issue.
Park Weeds Ignored [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Park Weeds Ignored Some time ago it was suggested in the "Advertiser" that the Eltham Shire Council should take some steps to Theck the prolific growth of weeds in the Hurstbridge Park. Attention was drawn to the large quantity of seven foot high Scotch thistles and wild Watsonias growing along the creek znd to the thick blackberry bushes which were encroaching even on the "oad at the bridge. The council seems to have taken the "Advertiser's" warn ing that unless the weeds are attended :o the park will become valueless both is a picnic and as a grazing ground, very lightly, forl although two months have elapsed no `action has yet been taken. At Bacchus Marsh thousands of acres of land have been ruined by Scotch Thistles and it is. quite pos sible that the same thing may happen at Hurstbridge if noxious weeds are allowed to grow unchecked. The Cape weed did not take long to cover the Kaligaroo Ground hills. Thistles, the fluffy seeds of which are carried miles by the wind, will not t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
If You Want To NOTIFY. . . BUY, SELL. LET, or RENT, USE CLASSIFIEDS i MR. W. RAYMOND i T. Has taken over the Management of the ELTHAM HOTEL And hopes for a continuation of the Patronage extended to Mr. WalshT 4 in the past. * EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE. SMEALS AT ALL IHOURS e LIQUOR SERVED WITH MEALS TILL 8 p.m. GREENSBOROUGH GARAGE New Cars and Trucks - Service - Repairs District Agent for FORD V8 CARS, UTILITY VEHICLES And TRUCKS Agent for HEALING CYCLES REPAIRS TO ALL MAKES QF CARS C. C. JESSOP - MAIN ST. GREENSBOROUGH. Telephone: Greensborough 49. TIMBER! Hardwood, Softwood, All Sizes. 0 Galvanised Corrugated Iron, * Hardware, ft * * Ironmongery, Etc. C. ROUCH PTY. LTD. Burgundy Street, Heidelberg Phone: Heidelberg 24. Cyclists ! Do you need New Tyres, Tubes or Spare Parts? Does Your Cycle need Repairing or Renovating? -IF SO, have the job done by an EXPERT, Consult--. W. "BILL" MARSH Proprietor of "BELLBIRD" CYCLES 778 High Street Thornbury - / (Opposite Regent Theatre) ...
Hurstbridge Euchre At Dorset House [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Hurstbridge Euchre At Dorset House A very successful euchre party and social .afternoon was held at "Dorset House," Hurstbridge in aid of the Red Cross funds last Thursday, Feb ruary 1, about 20 ladies being present. Euchre was played for prizes do nated by Mrs. Partiss and Mi's. Far thing; the winners were, first prizes: Mrs. Moyes and Mrs. Bignell; booby prizes: Mesdames Sharman and Scott. During tile afternoon Mrs. Lovegrove rendered a song and Mrs. Smythe a pianoforte solo., The amount raised was £1/13/6. Dainty afternoon tea was served by the hostess. Apologies and donation:; were received from several ladies of the district who were unable to at tend. Another function will be held on February 20 for the Comforts Fund at the home of Mrs. Lovegrove, who is putting her house at the disposal of the fund for a card evening. Mrs. Smythe passed, a vote of thanks to Mrs. Parks" and family to which Mrs. Parks responded and said that "Dorset House" was at the disposal of. any of the lad...
Montmorency AMERICAN TENNIS TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Montmorency AMERICAN TENNIS TOURNAMENT Tennis players from Greensborough and Montmorency competed "in an American tournament at Montmorency on A.N.A.. Day. The tournament :was won by Mrs..G. Hart and Mr. D. Glas gow whodefeated about 26 other ent rants. Entry fee was one shilling per head. - The games-lasted all day and most of' the white-clad tennis enthusiasts made a picnic of, the occasion, eating lunches on the green grass under shady tree,:-· Four --members of the Greensborough club' (Messrs.;R. Stub ley, R. Tooth, A. Yandell and A. Ramsden.) went. to Kyneton on A.N.A. Day. Tliey competed in the tourna ment there but did not meet with much success. However, it was an enjoyable, trip. "Should I marry a man who lies to me?" "Lady;,do you want: to be. an old maid?", .. Politician: "And now gentle men, I should like 'to tax ~our: memory-t' Member of the Audience: "Good heavens, has it -come to that too!"
Yarrambat MINING NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Yarrambat MINING NOTES Mr. W. Clayton's mining. venture near the school is proving very suc cessful, the last crushing of 14 tons producing 8 ounces. A new lode 12 feet wide between well developed walls has been struck and it is now being followed with every prospect of very fine yields. SCHOOL MUSEUM Miss Lorraine Turpin brought two fossil cockleshells and two blackfel low's knives (Lake Eyre) from South Australia. Master Len Turpin pre sented an abo. bull-roarer from Cen tral Australia. Samples of stone (beau tifully colored) from his mine wore presented by Mr. W. Clayton. SCHOOL MEETING Mr. H. Allen presided over the last meeting of the Committee prior to the triennial election. In the absence of Mr. Mooney, Mrs. J. Worn acted as correspondent. Mrs. Thompson was congratulated on the fine result of the combine-d. Morang social. The Head Teacher's suggestion re cutting back all shrubs and making alterations in the garden was ap proved. Considering the big expenditure at Christmas f...
FIRE BRIGADE DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
FIRE BRIGADE DANCE Between seventy and eighty people were present at a dance held in the Eltham Fhire Brigade Hall last Satur day night. The function was orgail ised in order to raise funds, for 'the brigade. - Miss M. Marshall, of Yarranmbat, de-. corated the hall and' the red, white and blue streamers used were particul larly effective against the white back ground of the fibro-cement building. Mr IV. Allen, captain of the bri gade, who was master of ceremonies, presented-the prle for the Monte Carlo dance to Miss Owen Thomas and Mr. B. Reeves. A good supper of cakes, sandwiches and coffee was ser ved by courteous firemen after the (lance was over.
Motor Cycle Club Formed EVENTS AT HORTICULTURAL SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
SMotor Cycle Club S'X1Fo'rned .EVENTS AT HORTICULTURAL, SHOW Three years ago there were about three motor cyclists in the Diamond il"ee'k, Wattle Glen, Plenty district; now there are at least sixteen. The ever-increasing number of machines on our local roads has for some time caused several owners to suggest the formation of a club. ' .A meeting to discuss the matter was '"held in the home of Mr. J. G. (Gordon) Grandy last Friday night with the re sult that approximately one dozen motor cyclists have now formed the Diamond. Valley ~lotor Cycle Club (D.V.M.C.C.). Those present at the meeting felt that the club was as yet too young and too small to affiliate with the Auto Cycle Union. Hence, &lt;as-the club will have no fees to pay or expenses to meet, it will need no capital and it will not cost any inter ested motor cyclist a farthing to join. The idea' behind the formation of the D.V.M.C.C. is that most young motor cycle owners like to go for a run on Saturday or Sunday aft...
Diamond Creek Mystery Hike [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Diamond Creek Mystery Hike Diamond Creek should have been quiet last Saturday night. No (lan ces-no socials--no pictures. Yes, Diamond Creek should have been very quiet-but it was not. This is what happened At 1) pi.n. three large parlor coaches slid silently, except for the hum of the engines, through the township--tiey were emt pty. Between 10.15 and 11 p.m. I)lamondl Creek was invaded. Men, women, boys: girls dozens of them walking' two by two and in laughing, merry groups, took Diamond Creek by surprise. It was a perfect example of "peaceful pene tration," But these toto, entering from the-. south, continued their migration -and gradually disappeared to the nortlh. Lights shone then in l)iamond Creek wlidows at an unusual hour and doors were throwni ot?,c by. t lie inter ested bat sleepy natives for the calm air was filled with what appeared to be organ music aind lhi( (listant hills echoed the melody of human:n voices. Soon, ho-ever. tho ptrizzl \\as sol'Vd * when three crowtde...
Greensborough Angling Club [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Greensborough Angling Club (By Devon)" r'HE Greensborough District Angling Club held their first championship competitions to the Goulburn River over the A.N.A. week-end, and, of course, it was well attended. A Junior trophy was also decided. A great deal of interest was taken In the main competition for the rea son that the leader in championship I was to concede three pounds start to muost, and four to those who had not won a trophy. Progress weighing is adopted in these competitions, and on Saturday's weigh-in the leader failed to weigh, agaih on Sunday no weigh-in, and most of the members weighed in. But still trying to find the fish, he _set out again, and at the final weigh in on Monday at 1 o'clock weighed in the heaviest basket for the com petition. As one member remarked, that if all the fish hooked by this member had been size, it would have been interesting to see how he would have carried them back. He admit ted that he had never- hooked so many lish before. Nevertheless...
Greensborough FIRE BRIGADE SAVES TWO HOUSES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
Greensborough FIRE BRIGADE SAVES TWO HOUSES A large grass fire which started at. 12.30 p.m. last Sunday week near Mont Park and swept across the plain towards the railway line at Wat sonia endangered two houses at Wat sonia before being controlled by fire fighters from Ivanhoe and Greens borough. The Greensborough and Ivanhoe brigades were hampered in their work by lack of water and were forced to fight the flames with beat ers for more than an hour. In that time about 11 square miles of land were swept, and Mr. V. Allard's house narowly escaped destruction. The brigades were thankful for the help of residents who turned out in force armed with improvised beaters, to lend a hand. On Saturday a grass fire started on Mr. Patterson's property, Alexan der St, Greensborough. The brigade was called out and the outbreak con trolled before any damage was done. RED CROSS MEETING Half a dozen representatives of the Diamond Creek Branch of the Red Cross were present at a meeting of the Greensb...
R.S.L. SOCIAL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
R.S.L. SOCIAL. "A magician almost equal to Dante" was how members of the Diamond. Valley BTranch of the R.S.L. describ ed'Mi". J. Quinn who entertaincwd thlm: 'tt a social in the main hall last Tues lday night. Mr. GC. Quinn, who has made sev eral alppearances at the Tivoli with the J.Kelso Brothers..wa. iutr-,dl'ed by Mr. T. Strachan, anil gave a truly lin Spiresisive : p~erforfnani e. Apart from sleight og hand' tricks: he haid an. ex tensive 'repertoire 'of somCe very high class feats of illusionismn. For ex ample, he asked members of the au dierice to take slips of paper and write thereon the name of their favorite songs. The papers were then folded closely and placed in a box. ' Mean while Mr. Quinn placed two clea'ni slates upon thle table - one on the other. On the top slate he-placed a ple se of chalk and then stepped back several paces from the table. H-Ie then. asked :someone to pick. a apaper fronia.the 1 gx.;?The.` pa?er unfolded; lie read the name: of the song. After ni...
TENNIS ARTHUR'S CREEK ASSOCIATION St. Andrew's v Panton Hill [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
-. TENNIS Al'IR?HUR'S CREEK ASSOCIATION 'St. Andrew's v Panton Hill St. Andrew's showed good form in defeating Panton Hill who are play ing young players to give them ex perience. Gents:. C. Williams-C. Peake d B. Ness-Bill Innes 8-4; C. Willisims R. John d B. Ness-D. Shanhun 8-5: C. Peake-R. John d Bill Innes-D. Shanhun 8-2. Ladies: Mrs. Lander Mrs. Beasley d Miss J. Masefield Mrs. Ness 6-2; Mrs. Lander-Miss V. Muller .d Mi'ss J. Masefield-Miss V. Ness 6-3; Mrs. Beasley .Miss V. Muller d Mrs. Ness MiSs V. Ness 6--,2; Mixed - C..: Williams-Mrs. Lander lost to B. Ness-Miss J. Masefield 7-8; C. Peake-Mrs. Beasley d Bill Innes-Mrs Ness 8-0; R. John-Miss V. Muller d D. Shanhun-Miss V. Ness 8-0. St. Andrews 65 games d Panton Hill 26.
WHITTLESEA DISTRICT Yan Yean v Mernda [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
WHITTLESEA DISTRICT -s Yan Yean v Mernda Gents: L. Smith-C. Smith jun d R. F Collins-H. Griffith 82; M. McAuliffe-C. r Smith d E. Bassett-F. Wallis 8-3; Ladies: Miss L. Draper-Mrs. Mc- n Auliffe lost to Misses J. Bassett and t' N. Hope 4-8; Mrs. L. McSmith-Miss b A Kerr lost to Misses B. Bassett and p B. Orgill 5-8. Mixed: L. McSmitý- I Mrs. McAuliffe lost to R. Collins-Miss r J. Bassett 5-8; C. Smith jun-Miss a L. Draper d F. Wallis-Miss N. Hope v 8-5; M. McAuliffe-Miss A. Kerr d Griffith-Miss B. Orgill 8-0; C. t Smith-Mrs. L. McSmith d E. Bassett- v Miss B. Eassett 8-5. t Yan Yean 54 d Mernda 39. t Kalkallo v Whittlesea B By an overwhelming majority, Kalkallo defeated Whittlesea B, the t latter team winning only one set. Wollert v Whittlesea A Gents N. and E. Pittaway d J. Quinn-R. Searle 8-2; R. Smith-J. Cliff lost to Morgan-Searle 2-8 Ladies: Mrs. Yann-Miss K. Bunting lost to Mrs. Clancy-Mrs. Searle 3-8 Miss V. Cliff-Miss D. Schultz lost t Mrs. Morgan-MA-. Blair 1-8;. Mix ed: N....
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE WITH THE COUNTRY ROADS BOARD [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
:STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE WITH THE COUNTRY ROADS BOARD RECEIPTS / EXPENDITURE T'o Maintenance-- " y Balance ...... ......y ;:............................. .. £300 17 10 Whittlesea-Kinilake Rd .... £280 18 11 Maintenance WallanRd........... .....732 12 5 Whittlesea - Kinglake Rd £280 18 11 Whittlesea Rd .... ...... ...... 4168 18 3 .Wallan Rd ..... ... 73212 5 Whittlesea Rd.--Refund WhittIeea' Rd, ............3872 111 S Overdiawn, Wages 6 3 '9 . Whittlesea RdL.-Overdrawn Epping Rd. .... ,...... 162 7 1` Wages ...... ...... ...... 6 3 9. Epping Rd.-Refund Over- Epping Rd. ........1647 12 7 drawn Wages .. ... 4 ~ 8 . Epping Rd.-Overdrawn' 3-,.....- -£6845 14 *1 Wages 4. 13 8 " Federal Aid Roads- ,. . . 6544 16 3 Bridge Inn. Road .... .:.... £3,08 19 11 Federal Aid R~oads- erriang Road .......... ... 374 16 . B idge Inn Road ;..... ;.:...C.£202 9. 10 Coonibs Road .. 409 11 6 Merriang,Road ..,..... ...268 13 10 Powells R6ad ............ 47 19 0. Coombs Road ...... .......443...
PERSONAL WOLLERT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 9 February 1940
PERSONAL WOLLERT Mr. Geoffrey Howell of Wollert and Miss Winter of Hawthorn were mar ried in the Lutheran Church, East Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon, at 3.30 p.m. The Wedding Breakfast was at Menzies' Hotel, Melbourne. The Wollert State School has a new head-teacher, Mr. J. Timberlake. The children are behaving very well up to date. WHITTLESEA In a report published last week concrning the public farewell to First Constable and Mrs. Brough, the name of Councillor O. Daley was inadver tently omitted from the list of those who hrd supported the remarks of Mr. Everard M.L.A., when making the presentation. Any distress which this. may have caused to Councillor Daley is regretted. Mr. Fred McKernan who will be going abroad shortly with the A.I.F. visited his sister, Mrs. Medley, this week. Mr. W. Deanshaw was also home for the week-end. The engagement has been announ cea of Miss Gladys Brockwell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Brock well of Whittlesea, to Mr. Leslie An drew, eldest s...