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GOLF NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
GOLF NOl¡$¡Si s ?' * i . (ßy-T-A-W)^vV4J V As Golf is likely to li^g^^rgy follow" ing in Canberra, and be-^B^ed quite exten- sively, it is hoped that these notes may be of some assistance to the beginner, and to the old players as well. The beginning of any game is the correct way to hold the bat, club, racquet or cue, as the case may be,' so we will devote these notes to what is known as the "grip." There are several ways of holding your club, and the merits of each particular method have good players to uphold them; but there is a correct way for each player, and the chief point is as to whether it is a comfortable grip; if not, it is the wrong way. The most natural grip is the one you would take when holding a club without being shown-then you would be comfortable. The club should not be forced back into the palm of the hand but should lie diagonally across the fingers not straight across-that is, it should lie from the bottom of the little finger to just below the first joint of...
CANINE CURIOISTIES. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CANINE CURIOISTIES. (To the Editor.) Sir,-Before going to press will you kindly oblige by advising if the following feats con- stitute records! I have two dogs of rather fine breeding-a sort of cross between a whale and a Gotha bombing plane-and whilst out after-well rabbits the other morning, one of the pups set after a hare which made for the Molonglo The hare had a goodish start, and when tak- ing off for the leap across the river, held a lead of about 35 yards. As the hare jumped so also did the dog, and he overtook his quarry just before they landed on the far side of the stream. I considered this a fair effort on the pup's part, and started home to tell my friends all about it. We were on our way when the other pup set sail after a rabbit. He was within six feet of bunny, when out of the threatening sky a flash of lightning came and struck the rabbit, which absolutely disappeared For the merest fraction of time the dog was dumbfounded, and then grew so wild at such an unsports...
CANBERRA—PRONUNCIATION AND ORIGIN. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CANBERRA-PRONUNCIATION AND ORIGIN. To the Editor. Sir,-In your issue of 11th March your cor- respondent (Mr. B. O'Connor) refers to the controversy being carried on re the pronuncia- tion of Canberra. It may be of interest to your readers to state that the Capital was named by Lady Denman on 12th March, 1913. and pronounced by her "CANBERRA," the first syllable as "CAN" and the accent on that syllable, although the Hon. King O'Malley (the responsible Minister) was informed on &nbsp; the 13th February, 1913, that the correct &nbsp; pronunciation was "KARNBERRA." The only course left seems that it must be called by the name as pronounced by Lady Denman. The origin of the name has never been fully established. lu St. John the Baptist Church register there is much variation, and as there are so many omissions and apparent negligences, they are practically useless in assisting to es- tablish the name. In the Register of Baptisms-pages 1, 5, 9 10, ll, 12 and 13 (down to 18...
CAMP NOTES (By "The Gleaner.") "STONE" BLIND. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 12 April 1926
CAMP NOTES (By "The Gleaner.") "STONE" BLIND. Purdon my haste in butting in so uncere- moniously, but there is a most urgent matter that 1 feel it my duty to bring before the notice of the "powers that be," to bc acted on .immediately, if not sooner. I refer to the inexplicable oversight that had been made when foundation stones were being laid for the Federal Capital. I have searched dili- gently among the umpteen hundred and nine assorted foundation stones that have been laid in the Federal Capital nest, and positively cannot rind one for the jail. Just fancy! a modern city without a jail! Impossible! This oversight must be rectified at once, because the authorities might want to jail a man foi taking a packing case from the waste heap to make souvenirs of Canberra for presentation to members of the first Federal Parliament an«! there is no jail to put him in where he could carry out his work uninterruptedly. [Perhaps "Gleaner'7 will establish "foun- dation " as to the jail being ...
TABLE TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
TABLE TENNIS. The Canberra Fire Brigade Recreation Club is organising a Ladies' and a Gent.'s Fede ral Territory Championship. The events will be open to ' all residents of the Federal Ter ritory, and all games to be pla}red at the Fire Station, Eastlake. Heats will be decided on a knock-out advantage set of six games, and the semi-finals and finals to be decided by the best two out of three straight sets of 6 games. The nomination for the Gent, 's Championship will be one shilling, and the ladies' nomina tions will be sixpence. All nominations, to gether with the fee, must be in the hands of the Brigade Club's Hon. Secretary, Mr. W. Maloney, by not later than Thursday, May 20, 1926. The prize offered for the gent.'s will be a trophy to the value of one guinea, and for the ladies, a trophy to the value of 200 per cent, above nominations received by ladies competing. The Brigade Club will supply all material, or players may use their * own bats, provided same are of the approved patt...
CRICKET. THE FINALS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
CRICKET. THE FiNALS. (By "Silly Point.") Continuation of the final match, of which the first part was given in our previous issue; the game then stood: Ainslie 166, Northbourne 121, and Northbourne in their second knock were 4 for 140, with Jefferies 7.9 not out and Cottingham 5 not out. The match. was con tinued on April 10, at Canberra, the umpires on this occasion being Messrs. Douglas and W. Graham. Cox opened to Jefferies, who got him pway for two very fine boundaries, one to the leg and the other a square cut. Jefferies soon brought his score well within the coveted century mark, but at 96 was caught at short leg off Cox. O'Connor joined Cottingham, who seem contented to stay and keep his wicket up. O 'Connor, the dashing batsman of the team, after making' 9, was well caught iii the slips. , R. Nish then took the crease, and bat ted very patiently for 31, and with Cotting ham, put up a partnership of 66 runs. The innings closed for 240 runs, giving Ainslie 198 to win. This tas...
CANBERRA. SECOND AUCTION SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
CANBERRA. SECOND AUCTION SALE. An interesting advertisement appears in to day's issue covering the second auction sale of business and residential sites at. Canberra, which are being offered on behalf of the Fede ral Capital Commission by,, public auction at Canberra on the 29th May next. Wc under stand the sale covers residential sites at Ains lie, Red Hill and Blandfordia, and eighteen business sites--at Civic Centre,,, and "as. the buyers at the first *ßf.% are in the fortunate position that their purchases are at a premium to-day, in some cases-substantial, the success of this $ale should toe* assured. ;\We are very pleased to note, that the sale hap been entrusted to a local firm, Messrs. Woodgers and Cal thorpe, wno-acted'in tho "first sale with Richard eon and Wrench, and we-recommend our read ers to get in touch with them at Queanbeyan, or at their. Canberra office a.t ^Eastlake, for * further 'particulars or for plans and inspection, * ~ " - ...
CANBERRA GYMNASIUM. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
CANBERRA GYMNASIUM. Under the gentle guidance of Mr. Percy Douglas, the energetic youthful and aged ele ment performed alike in style last Monday evening at the gymnasium, held at the Acton Hall, and although its effects were felt by all during the following week, gossip seems to indicate that the classes to be held every Monday at 7.30 p.m. will be very popular. The Indoor Recreation Committee has also interested itself in our doings, and it is hoped that this Committee will com* forward again and help us in our efforts to obtain a pro perly equipped gymnasium. What better training could ambitious ath letes obtain than they can-get in the "gym." class. It is excellent alike for football, tennis and all other sports. If you do hot intend joining, come down and watch, and you will soon change your views. At the termination of our next class a meet ing will be held for the election of office bearers. Come along in your shoes and be taught-or else teach us.
CHILDREN'S WELFARE COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
CHILDREN'S WELFARE COMMITTEE. The Committee is well satisfied with their initial attempt to provide better conditions for the children of the Territory, and are now turning their attention to the other centres of the community. Before the end of May they hope to have installed playgrounds at West lake, Ainslie, and perhaps the Causeway. Owing to an inadvertance Mr. Marshall's name was omitted from the last report in connection with the Acton playground, the Committee feel that it would not be fair to that gentleman if such an event were to pass without a mention, as he was one of the main stays and is very enthusiastic in our efforts.
TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. THE CHILDREN AT PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
w - TELOPEA PARK SCHOOL. THE CHILDREN AT PLAY. During a recent Friday afternoon a re presentative of this journal paid a visit to the recreation ground at the Telopea Park School to gain an insight into the manner in which the children spend their recreational hours. There is no doubt that the scholars are extremely fortunate in possessing such a magnificent natural playground, on which they are enabled to play all classes of games with the utmost freedom and enjoyment. Boys appear to be drafted off according to size, the smaller boys, for instance, not being al lowed to handle the large medicine ball. This game is splendid exercise for the children, and all hands seemed to be indulging in it with vigour. Some bigger boys were busly engaged in mastering the laws of Rugby League foot ball, which would appear to be the only code of football played at the present moment. It is understood, however, that arrangements are being completed by the recently-formed Soc cer Football Association...
REFLECTIONS OF HENNESSY. ORPHEUS AT CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
REFLECTIONS OF HENNESSY. ORPHEUS AT CANBERRA. '.There was a cliap, Dinny, me bhoy, called Orpheus, who lived thousands av years ago, in a place called Greece. He worshipped the Gods wid music, ma bhoy, phat he made on an instrument called a lyre. Why they calied it a lyre oi don't know at all, at all. Oi suppose it was because he said it was music, and they said it wasn't. Another chap called Apollo, who must have had a derry on Orpheus, presented him wid the instrument av torture, and the Muses taught him how to play it. He was a shrewd head, was Apollo. He knew well how to get a rival out of thc way. Well, Orpheus learned to play the lyre, and he played so well that he could make the trees and rocks and wild beasts move when he played, Dinny, me bhoy. Some av our camp singers can make stones and bottles and boots and dead cats move also, Dinny, me bhoy, when they commence their harmony, or want av it, at least, me bhoy. There must be a lot of budding Orpheuses com ing along, Dinny...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
Ii H * ? * . ' =y THE TERRITORY FOR THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT-CANBERRA. In view of the proposed establishment af Parliament at Canberra early in 1927, and to cope with the anticipated demand for building leases, the Federal Capital Commission has decided to make additional sites available for private enterprise. SECOND SUBDIVIBIONAIi SALE OF LEASES FOB TERM OF 99 YEARS 80 Residential and 18 Business Sites will be submitted to PUBLIC 1 1 AUCTION at the Commission Offices, Canberra, on SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1926, AT 2 P.M. By WOODOERS & CALTHORPE, AUCTIONEERS, CANBERRA Only selected lots in each of the Subdivisions will be offered, as the Commission proposes to commence building on the remainder of the blocks , , immediately. Practically the whole of the first Six Subdivisions have already been sold or built on by the Commission. Intending buyers will be given every facility to inspect by the Auctioneers Plans and particulars regarding leases, building covenants and conditions are av...
CANBERRA PHILHAR MONIC SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 May 1926
CANBERRA PHILHAR MONIC SOCIETY. The Society will hold its first concert at tiie Causeway Hall on Saturday, 15th May. The chorus numbers 00 ami the orchestra 20. The Society will perform the Inflammatus from the "Stabat Mater," with Miss Hilda Boyle, of Sydney, as soprano soloist. - The finale to the second-act of Aida, the Soldiers' , Chorus from Faust, and other numbers. : The concert will be quite an event in the musical life of Canberra, and all should at tend this concert, and assist in making a suc cess of a Society which will in th? future be recognised as a -great help towards art in the Federal Capital of the Commonwealth. Mr E A MOWLE Let* of Stn ff y and Mowle Oj>ar» Go