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CLOSING TIMES FOR MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
CLOSING TIMES FOR MAILS. Canberra: Monday to Friday, 4.15 p.m.; Saturday, 12.30 p.m. Duntroon: Monday to Friday, 4.45 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m. Westridge: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3.30 p.m. &nbsp; Eastlake: Monday to Friday, 4.30 p.m.; Saturday, 12.45 p.m. Molonglo Settlement: Monday, Wed- nesday, Friday, 4.35 p.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
MISS D. TODD DRESSMAKER, &nbsp; &nbsp; No. 18 WESTLAKE, CANBERRA. RENOVATIONS A SPECIALITY. &nbsp; Day Work at Reasonable Charges. Children's Ready-made Dresses on hand and for sale. Inspection invited. DODGE BROTHERS MOTOR CARS &nbsp; &nbsp; Everywhere and to everyone this name means but one thing: a product built honestly of the best available materials and sold at a just price. AMERICAN SPECIAL TYPE "B" SEDAN £445 AMERICAN TYPE "B" SEDAN .. .. £420 AMERICAN SPECIAL TYPE "B" COUPE £430 AMERICAN TYPE "B" COUPE .. .. £405 AMERICAN SPECIAL TOURING .. .. £390 AMERICAN SPECIAL ROADSTER .. .. £370 AMERICAN STANDARD ROADSTER .. £345 AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL TOURING .. £370 AUSTRALIAN DE LUXE TOURING .. £345 AUSTRALIAN STANDARD TOURING .. £325 AUSTRALIAN STANDARD ROADSTER £320 AUSTRALIAN 7-SEATER TOURING .. £345 EQUIPPED WITH FIVE FULL BALLOON TYRES AND DISTRIBUTOR IGNITION. MAGNETO IGNITION £10 EXTRA 15-18 CWT. COMMERCIAL CHASSIS.. £275 EQUIPPED WITH FIV...
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB. &nbsp; &nbsp; The newly formed Canberra Rifle Club held its first "shoot" at the R. M. C. rifle range, Duntroon, last Sat- urday afternoon. Though many were "novices," there was a good muster of seasoned riflemen as well. It augurs well for the future of the club that at such short notice so many assembled for the opening day. There is no rea- son why Canberra should not produce a strong national team in the various State competitions. Secretary F. H. Rowe invites correspondence from in- tending members. Though short of rifles, the club re- ceived assistance from some of the Queanbeyan Rifle Club. The opening event was ten shots at 300 yards (pos- sible 50 points), with the following re- sult:— 300 Handi- Yds. caps. Ttl. M. Waddell .. .. .. 37 10 47 L. McLeod .. .. .. .. 45 sc. 45 F. H. Rowe .. .. .. 42 1 43 A. Fallick .. .. .. .. 43 sc. 43 F. Davis .. .. .. .. .. 40 3 43 J. Jenkins .. .. .. .. 31 10 41 J. Callaghan .. .. .. 38 1 39 F. Nicholls ....
The Federal Capital Pioneer The Official Organ of The Australian Federal Capital League. FEBRUARY 27, 1926. PROGRESS OF CANBERRA AT EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
The Federal Capital Pioneer The Official Organ of The Australian Federal Capital League. FEBRUARY 27, 1926. PROGRESS OF CANBERRA AT &nbsp; &nbsp; EASTLAKE. When blocks for business and resi- dential sites were thrown open for leasehold at the various centres at Canberra on the 12th December, 1924, and auctioned by Mr. Crammond, of Richardson & Wrench, in conjunction with Woodgers & Calthorpe, many were the conflicting opinions regard- ing the most suitable locality. Prior to the sale, many cocksure &nbsp; prophets—not buyers—who knew Can- berra, and would have been annoyed if you contradicted them, emphatically and dramatically declared "Ainslie" &nbsp; (or "Civic Centre" as it was then &nbsp; &nbsp; called) would be the centre on which buyers would concentrate their ener- gies—and capital. &nbsp; But when the "First Business Site" was put up and Eastlake had the first call, bids quickly rose from £700—by hundre...
ITEMS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
ITEMS OF INTEREST. &nbsp; The newly formed Canberra Rifle Club invite "marksmen" to join up and make the club a success. "Calamity howlers" fell badly in their exaggerated accounts of bush fires at Canberra. Practically no damage was done. Loss amounted to grass and &nbsp; old fencing, and no reports to hand yet of any loss of stock. Prime Minister Captain Bruce will visit Canberra on Sunday, February 28th. Mr. J. A. Perkins (ex-M.L.A., N.S.W.) is tipped as the late Sir Austin Chap- man's successor for the Eden-Monaro seat. The value of minerals won out of N.S.W. soil during 1925 was a record— over £19,000,000. Through Messrs. Fallick & Sons mak- ing extensive alterations to their print- &nbsp; ing works at Queanbeyan, this issue comes from the up-to-date printing office of the Sydney and Melbourne Publishing Co., Ltd., 29 Alberta Street, Sydney. The change necessitated the &nbsp; &nbsp; delay of issue. &nbsp;
HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
HUMOUR. The Frenchman did not like the look of a barking dog barring his way. "It's all right," said his host. "Don't you know the old proverb, 'Barking dogs don't bite'?" "Ah, yes," said the Frenchman, "I know ze proverbe, you know ze proverbe; but ze dog does he know ze proverbe?" For three years, he had called every evening and sat with her in the draw- ing-room, using her father's electric light. "Answer me, Mabel," he cried. "Answer me! I can bear this sus- pense no longer." "Answer him," came a voice from the other side of the door; "answer him. I can bear this expense no longer." Mistress "Have you finished clean- ing the brasses yet?" Maid (under notice): "Yes, madam—all except your rings and bracelets!" "How could you be so mean as to steal the watch of the doctor who prescribed for you?" asked the judge. "Well, I was in a fix," replied the pri- soner. "His prescription read, 'A spoonful every hour,' and I had no watch." Judge (to prisoner): "What is your name, your occupat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
CANBERRA PUBLIC DIRECTORY. POSTAL. Acton: Postmaster, Mr. Grinham. Eastlake: Postmistress, Miss I. McCorkindale. Molonglo: Postmaster, Mr. E. Bland. Westlake: Postmaster, Mr. B. Law. Westridge: Postmistress, Mrs. Gibbs. PROGRESS ASSOCIATIONS. Eastlake: Secretary, T. Trevellian. Molonglo: Secretary, R Brown. Canberra Branch A.L.P.: Secretary, J. Harrington, Molonglo. Canberra Railway Station: Station- master, J. Kaye. Canberra Police Station: Headquar- ters, Molonglo Settlement, Sergeant P. Cook, Constables Bottrell and Foster. Returned Sailors and Soldiers' League, Canberra Branch: President, Captain A. Jackson, M.C.; Secretary, J. Mitchell Orr. Eastlake Tennis Club: Secretary, C. Fitzpatrick. &nbsp; Hilltop Tennis Club, Molonglo: Sec- retary, F. D. Jenkin. Canberra Rifle Club: R. Thornhill. Secretary. Canberra Burns Club: J. Stewart, Secretary. Canberra Royal Foresters' Lodge: R. Cavanagh, Secretary. STROMBERRA 0RCHESTRA &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &...
HELD OVER. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
HELD OVER Through want of space we regret we are compelled to hold over the report of the social at Molonglo Hall given by "The Star of Canberra" Lodge of the G.U.O.O.F., when Mr. Harry Wood- ward was presented with the medal annually given to the member who secures the most candidates for mem- bership. &nbsp; Also Golf and Tennis Notes.
EDEN-MONARO BY-ELECTION. The Nationalist Candidate. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
EDEN-MONARO BY-ELECTION. The Nationalist Candidate. The by-election for Eden-Monaro, rendered necessary by the regretted death of Sir Austin Chapman, will take place on March 6, and it is expected to result in a win for the Nationalist candidate, Mr. J. A. Perkins, ex-M.L.A. for the Goulburn division. The only other candidate is Mr. C. A. A. Mor- gan, who contested the seat against Sir Austin Chapman in November last. The seat was held by Sir Austin Chapman on November 14 by 22,918 votes to 12,459, out of a total enrolment of 39,384. It is difficult to say how much of this 10,459 majority was a party majority, and how much was at- tributable to the late member's strong personal pull; but there is little doubt that Eden-Monaro is a Nationalist seat. The selection of Mr. Perkins as the National candidate seemed to give general satisfaction—but there were strong candidates for selection. These included:— Mr. H. J. Bate, who was runner-up to Mr. Perkins in the National interest in the S...
THE COMING ELECTION. Postal Voting—Eden-Monaro By-Election. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
THE COMING ELECTION. Postal Voting—Eden-Monaro By- Election. Any elector enrolled for the Division of Eden-Monaro who— (a) will not throughout the hours of polling, on polling day, be within the Division of Eden-Monaro; (b) will not throughout the hours of polling, on polling day, be within ten miles by the nearest prac- ticable route of any polling booth open in the Division for the pur- poses of the by-election; (c) will throughout the hours of polling, on polling day, be travel- ling under conditions which will preclude him from voting at any polling booth in the Division; or (d) is seriously ill or infirm and by reason of such illness or infirmity will be precluded from attending at any polling booth (within the Division) to vote, or in the case of a woman who will by ap- proaching maternity be precluded from attending at any polling booth (within the Division) to vote may make application in the pre- scribed form for a postal vote certifi- cate and postal ballot paper. The ap- ...
CANBERRA BURNS CLUB. Second Highland Gathering. Saturday, February 13. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
CANBERRA BURNS CLUB. Second Highland Gathering. Saturday, February 13. A fine day, a large attendance, young and old in a happy mood, and not a moment without some- interesting event to attract and enjoy, sums up the splendid "Second Highland Gather= ing" at Canberra. Tartans and plaids of all clans were is be seen as kilties lads and lassies, mixed with the throng or danced to the skirl of the Scottish bagpipes. Lassies with an array of medals won in the past were present from Sydney, Goulburn, and other places, as well as pipers, and from early morn till the close of the sports the sound of the pipes could be heard re-echoing from Black Mountain, which formed the background where the sports were held on Acton Sports Ground. The committee were fortunate in securing the attendance of the "Burn side (Parramatta) Homes Boys' Pipe Band," sixteen in all, under the charge of Pipe Major Young. Arrangements were made through the Federal Capital Commissioners for a joint camp of Boys' Pipe ...
DISCOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
DISCOVERED. A minister, who was officiating for a friend in a small town, was scandal- ised to observe the old verger, who had been collecting the offertory, quietly extract a threepenny-piece be- fore presenting the plate at the altar rail. After the service he called the old man into the vestry and told him, with some emotion, that his theft had been observed. The verger looked puzzled for a moment, and then a sudden light dawned on him. "Why, sir, yon don't mean that old threepenny-piece of mine? Why, I've led off with that for the last fifteen years." During the Prince of Wales' voyage on board the Repulse, over 1,300,000 cigarettes were sold in the ship's can- teen.
Extract From Lands Records. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
Extract From Lands Records. "Charles Sturt, 5000 acres, 3rd Feb- ruary, 1837., Co. Murray of Millagong Grange. One peppercorn near Gin- ninginninderry, bounded on E. by by George Palmer's 960 ac., on S. by Molomglo River, on W. by Murrumbid- gee River, on N. by Ginninginninderry Creek. Being the land granted to the said Charles Sturt in pursuance of in- structions from the Right Honourable the Secretary for State in part com- pensation for his services in exploring the interior. &nbsp; "Date of order, 5th June, 1835."
A TENSE MOMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
A TENSE MOMENT. At a performance of an amateur dramatic club an amusing incident oc- curred through the nervousness of one of the performers. The local band was a leading feat- &nbsp; ure of the production, and praise for the music was heard all over the hall. In the third act a youth, who was playing the part of a page, had to rush on the stage while the band was playing, and cry: "Stop the music! The king is dead!" The critical moment arrived, and the excited, and highly-strung page made his entrance. "Stop the music!" he cried dram- &nbsp; atically. "It has killed the king!"
ANOTHER KICK! [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
ANOTHER KICK! &nbsp; Even Scotland has a kick at Can- berra. The following extract from "The Glasgow Bulletin" was handed the editor with regrets by a Scotsman at Canberra:— "At one time it was expected that the Parliament Houses at Canberra, Australia's new Federal capital, would be ready for occupation in 1926. I understand that there is not the slight- est chance of this being accomplished as the work is far from completion. It is stated in certain well-informed circles that the Australian Government is countenancing this delay. The truth is that 'down under' they are beginning to wonder why the Canberra scheme was ever started, and it is quite prob- able that it will never become capital in anything but name." Carcases of mutton to the number of 3,500,000 can be stored in London nowadays. Forty years ago there was accommodation for only about 500.
EARLY PIONEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
EARLY PIONEERS. In our next issue we will take up the subject of "Early Explorers and their connection with Federal Territory," as recently we perused documents from 1819 to 1836. In this connection we would like to mention that a little controversy was aroused recently and statements made that Captain Chas. Sturt received as his grant of land on what is now Federal Territory, one said 2500 acres; another, with larger vision, stated 25,000 acres. We recently had the pleasure of meeting on two occasions at Mitchell Library Mr. Henry Selkirk, F.R.A.H.S., the modest, accurate keen research official, an authority on early Aus- tralian history and the author of "The Origins of Canberra," a copy of which he kindly forwarded, and the gift is gratefully acknowledged. Mr. Selkirk, who for over 40 years held a high position in the N.S.W. Lands Depart- ment, has permission to peruse all land records for research and historical pur- poses. When asked to trace the mat- &nbsp; ter of the ...
FATAL AEROPLANE CRASH. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 27 February 1926
FATAL AEROPLANE CRASH. The unfortunate accident which oc- curred a fortnight ago when two young aviators lost their lives near Ainslie provided an opportunity for the dis- play of self-sacrificing courage, facing death in the teeth of odds in a manner worthy of the best traditions of Aus- tralian courage. When the aeroplane nose dived with the unfortunate Flying Officer Pitt, a military graduate of Duntroon Mili- tary College and Mechanic Callendar, the attention of a young "Aussie" (Mr. W. E. Johnston), who was ploughing in a paddock and saw the machine as it nose dived to destruction, was at once drawn to the danger of the in- trepid young airmen. Leaving his team he ran towards the spot where the machine had crashed. Without thought of himself he disentangled Mechanic Callendar from the cockpit of the ma- chine, which had caught fire. He pulled the dying mechanic well clear of the burning mass, and ran back in an en- deavor to save the other occupant. After a vain struggle, durin...