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Diamond Creek HEIDELBERG GAS WORKS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Diamond Creek HEIDELBERG GAS WORKS At a meeting of the Heidelberg City Council last Tuesday night it was de cided to iremodernise the present horizontal retorts at the Heidelberg Gas Works. The work will cost ap proximately £8,000 or £10,000 and the present equipment will be capable of producing sufficient gas at a reason able cost for the next ten years. The proposal to erect vertical retorts at a high cost but which would provide an adequate supply of gas for an in definite period was rejected. The council was offered £d5,000 for the works but refused to sell on any conditions. BRIGADE'S FIRST BUSH FIRE For the first time the Diamond Creek Bush Fire Brigade was called out to fight a bush fire last Wednes lay afternoon. At about 6 o'clock smoke was seen ising from Mr. W. Kirkbride's prop srty near the cemetery. Thirty mem bers of the Diamond Creek brigade, .rmed with rakes, beaters, and two knapsack sprays turned out to fight four-acre fire in fairly long grass. "he fire was checke...
NO FRUIT TO BE EXHIBITED At Diamond Creek Horticultural Show [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
NO FRUIT TO BE EXHIBITED At Diamond Creek Horticultural Show The Secretary of the Diamond Creek Horticultural Society (Mr. T. WV. Harrington) has notified us that there will be no fruit exhibits at the Show this year. This action was decided upon by the Committee after lengthy discussion and is a protest against the Federal Government taking overthe- apple 'and bear crop through a Board appointed for that purpose. rherei have beini several meetings held throughout the Commonwealth to protest against the: Actlon of the Government and a meeting held last week :in;the :M?llIjolrne Flpin Hall was attended by over 2000 growers. A meeting at Bo?k 1ill was.ittended by about 500. At the meetings held protest reso lapti ns wvere cairirtd. S'-The grioWers contend that the average cost of apples is 3/7 per case and the ,Oovernment has guaranteed 2/- with perhaps a small increaseif .the scheme is successful. The Show (except for the fruit exhibits) will be carried onasinslsual..
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Classified Adverts. AMUSEMENTS Diamond Creek Hall DANCE DANCE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 In aid of funds of Diamond Creek Red Cross and Diamond Valley War Service Fund. Weiland's Romeo Band Admission, Gents 1/9; Ladies 1/3 South Morang Red Cross Branch Grand Euchre & Dance EASTER MONDAY-MARCH 25 Unity Hall Good Orchestra. Supper. Novelties Admission 1/6. Dance And Euchre in the Hume Vale Hall EASTER SATURDAY-MARCH 23 Good Prizes, Good Supper, Good Music. Mouth Organ Band. Gents 2/-; Ladies 1/6 H. Walker, J. Jolley, Hon. Secs. WANTED TO 'SELL BLINDS (inside and outside), Tar paulins, Horse Rugs, Hoods and Sidecurtains, made and repaired, 6 x 3 blinds from 2/11; Duck Tents, from 19/11; Camp Beds, 13/11. Tents for hire. Terms can be arranged. A. S P RIGGS 465 High St. Northcote-JW2295. BAY pony mare, saddle and bridle, spring cart, reg. Jersey heifer, W.L. hens, all Burnley birds pure Wal lington strain. Rubarina Park, St. Helena Rd. opp. St. Helena Church, Sat. or Sun. only. ,CHAFF...
EDEN PARK TIN KETTLING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
EDEN PARK TIN KETTLING A very enjoyable evening was spent in the Eden Park Hall on Tues day, February 6. It was arranged by residents of Wollert, Woodstock, and Eden Park in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinton, who were recently mar ried. The u'ual "tin-kettling" took place, and later an enjoyable dance was held. The music was supplied by the Whittlesea Mouth Organ £iand accompanied by Mr. and Miss A. Murphy. A little gift was handed to Mrs. Hinton on behalf of the resi dents, and the happy couple received hearty congratulations from all.
Epping Epping Reserve £100 GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Epping. F Epping Reserve F £100 GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS Because it would cost £250 to util- P1 ise a grant of £100 from the Public I Works Department for improvements br to the playing area in the Epping Re- sic nerve, apart from the fact that the fo work must be done by registered un- at employed-of which there is only one H; in the Epping Riding-Council defer- at red a decision on what action would M Je taken in the matter. It was pointed out by the Shire or Engineer (Mr. Griffith) that the only H .nan available in Epping is engaged at- C, tending to drains. C, STOLEN CAR STRIPPED ft A new Morris 3/40 car which had te been stolen from Thornbury on Mon- bi day night was found abandoned in Cooper Street, Epping, on Tuesday o' morning. The battery and wireless a' set had been removed. DRAINAGE IN HIGH STREET A Several residents of Epping attached n: :heir names to a letter submitted to :he Whittlesea Council last week re inating to the condition of the drainage in High Street. The let...
Greensborough Two Fires In Two Days [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Greensborough Er Twio Fires In Two. Days The Greensborough Fire Brigade £ i was called out to fires on two con- B secutive days, Monday and Tuesday, ise this week. Wo The first outbreak occurred on to I Monday afternoon when Mr. Malone ser noticed grass burning in a paddock WOµ near the fire station. While he raised ems the alarm, the fire, which was in Mr. in A. Iredale's property, burned towards red an old house formerly occupied by Je Mr. J. Morgan, who died some months ago. The first two fighters- Ent on the scene were the Rev. A. J. .na B3amford and Mr. J. Rose, an old ten resident of Diamond Creek and Greensborough, aged 77 years, who 1 fought the flames with beaters. The bee brigade then arrived and extinguish- dad ed the fire with a hose from a hy- Co drant at the fire station, but not be- me fore a section of the wall of the old set wooden house was charred. The fire, the cause of which is unknown, start- E ed near the Methodist Church and :h( burned downhill towards the po...
Panton Hill Bush Fire Brigade [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Panton- Hill Bush Fire Brigade Officials of. the Panton Hill Bush Fire Brigade are at a loss to under stand the reluctance among lesidents of the district to enrol aH members this year. Yesterday, one official said that last year when the bush fires ,vere serious there was no lack of members, but this year only 22 had joined so far. There was no ;ldication that there would not be serious; fres this year before the 'summer cnded. The subscription is only 1i. Two knapsack sprays have been do nated from the Government Grant to Bush Fiie Brigades, making a total of 1.0.
Whittlesea ENGINEER'S REPORT TO COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Whittlesea' ENGINEER'S REPORT TO COUNCIL Included in the report submitted to the Whittlesea Council last week by the Shire Engineer (Mr. H. Grif fith) were the following items: Plans have been prepared for the re-sheeting of Mason's Lane and 3oland's Lane with crushed rock the :upply and delivery of crushed rock to Epping Road, the main Whittle sea Road, and Sugarloaf and Coomb's Roads. Tenders also called. A. Mitchell & Sons are making -ood progress with the Donnybrook Road bridge and have completed the abutments, wings, and deck. Plans and specifications for the proposed work on the Arthur's Creek Road estimated to cost £405/4/11 were submitted to the Council for approval. "It will be noted that the method to be used is entirely new, consisting of the use of the present loam and gravel which forms the road," reported Mr. Griffith. "I have followed this process through its de velopment for several years in New f South Wales, and America. I feel I that it has passed the expe...
Kinglake Central LADIES' CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Kinglake Central LADIES' CLUB After a very successful year, ter minating with the splendid day the members of the above club gave to all children of the district when they held a combined picnic and sports day just before Chilstmas, the King lake. Central Ladies' Club has com menced 1940 with three succc~sful meetings to date, held at the homes of Mrs. John Lawrey, Mrs. C Exton junr., and .Mrs. BayliSs respectively. At the last meeting a piesentation was made to Baby Nola Hargreave in recognition of the fine work Mrs. Hargreaves has done as President, of the Club. 'SEND OFF TO 'SOLDIERS A public meeting was called in the Central ¶Kinglake. Hall last Thursday night to arrange for a send-off to be given to local boys who have joined the 2nd A.I.F. The district was well represented, at the meeting, and a very good night is anticipated for next Saturday 24th inst, when fare wells will be given to Messrs R. T. Wentworth, J. Murphy, W. Murphy, J. Duggan and J. Maclean. TENNIS The Pheasant...
Hurstbridge RED CROSS AND COMFORTS FUND Panton Hill and Hurstbridge Combine [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Hurstbridge V RED CROSS AND COMFORTS FUND Panton Hill and Hurstbridge Combine Representatives from the Hurst bridge and Panton Hill branches de- t sided to enrnhi" e efforts to rai e funds b for the Red Cross and War Comforts at a meeting held in the Hurstbridge Hall on January 25. There were re about 15 present, the chairman being 3 Mr. H. Verso. t On a motion by Mr. L. Jones, sec. tE onded by Mr. D. Shanhun, the Panton se Hill Committee of the Red Cross R Comforts Fund and the Hurstbridge Committee of the Red Cross and Com forts Fund decided to hold dances al- R ternately at Panton Hill and Hurst bridge, and to share the profits. The programme, which extends over the next six months, has been F arranged as follows: Feb. 17 (H); March 16 (P.H.); April 6 (H.); April 18 (P.H.); June 8 (H.B.) (gala night); June 15 (H.) ;July 20 (P.H.) FRANK SMITH INJURED 1 When struck by a bus driven by r Mr. T. Hart, of Diamond Creek, while f on his way to school yesterday morn- v ing, Frank Smith, a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
,CI-aritg.. Furniture Sales Conducted Valuation s, Probate and Mortgages. SAll' Cla.sos of Insurance Effected. Allan Brown, Auctioneer, Proprietor. Real Estate and Business Agent, LlT'e St ck and Farm Salesman. Farnl for Salc-10ac. to '500ac. Croydon Market Agencies: Alston's Windmille, Troughs, Pumps; tovc'e and Co. Coolers and Milk Cans; ':rltish Mach.. Co.'s Winches, Scoops. Ihervrolet Ca r.', Trucks: Buick Cars; ohn Dere Tractors, Orchard, etc.; ";st:nhell and Co's Farm Machinery; IJster &"Blackstone Engines, 1-50 h.p.; Gibbons' Rev. Hillslide Disc Ploughs: .arriers, Drovers, tel. C'don 45: pte. 76. '.p1y' 7 'mnsarrnnged on Agencies. J. G. GRANDY'S ENGINEERING WORKS Any Lathe Work done by Fully Experienced Turner. Battery Charger installed and all types of Battery Repairs done. OXYWELDING DONE BY EXPERTS Repairs to Spray Pumps of All Descriptions Distributing Agent for Alfa Laval Separators and Bartram Engines. SPARE PARTS OF ALL TYPES AVAILABLE. Right on the . . .. MAIN...
CROYDON MARKET Cattle, Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
CROYDON MARKET Cattle. Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales Croydon Market Each Monday, 11 a.m. Best Mel)b. Country Buyers attending. iCroydon Fridays--Furniture & Stalls •Hetlesville Sale 2nd Thurs. in Month. Yarra Glen Sale Last Wed. in Month. Lilydalo Sale Third Wed. in Month. Cioydon Horse Sale Every Monday. Croydon:n wants every Monday, any quantity Cattle, Pigs, Calves, Vealers, Sheep. Poultry, Horses Harness. Vehicles; Implements, Furniture, Dallry Uensils, Galv. Iron, Sundries. Top Prices Assured.
Mernda New Sunday School FOUNDATION STONE LAID [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Mernda New Sunday School" FOUNDATION STONE LAID Last Saturday afternoon the Presi dent of the Shire of Whittlesea (Councillor T. Hurrey) who is also Superintendent at the Methodist Sun day School, Mernda, laid the found ation stone of the new building which is being erected for the Sunday School. There was a large gathering of former residents, scholars and teach ers at the ceremony. The chair was occupied by the Reverend A. R. Tip pett, while the Reverend J. McIlroy, B.A., B.D., Dip. Ed., Director of the Young People's Department of the Methodist Church of Victoria, (a for mer minister) was also present.' Mrs. Jeffrey, who gave the first do nation (£25) to the fund was men tioned, as were Turner Brothers who also gave £25. The fund for tne school has been accumulating over a long period of years, with the re sult that when the fine brick struct ure is opened in June there will' be very little debt on it. Many special efforts. have been made to raise funds, apart from direct donatio...
£84 SPENT ON SCHOOL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
484 SPENT ON SCHOOL Eight-four pounds have been raised and spent on the Eltham Higher Ele mentary School by the Mothers' Club this year, it was announced at a meeting of the club during the week. A clock had been bought, a large shelter shed had been constructed, and prizes had been provided for children who scored highest marks in the examinations held at the end of the year. But the Mothers' Club is not satis fled with the amount of work already done and has a further goal in view, the provision of a bicycle rack for the many machines used by thui stu dents. The school has at Iresent a roll of 94 children-much the same as last year-over 40 of whom ride to school from as far as I-Iurstbridgo. Diamond Creek and Greensbovough on bicycles.
THE MARKETS Croydon Report [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
THE MARKETS . Croydon Report There was an extra good yarding on Monday, February 19, with prices firm for all classes of stock. Milking cows, fail quality, £14; milking heifers, £12/10/; springing cows, £ 13; springing heifers, £10/12/6; poddies, 95/; fat cows £11; fat heifers, £10/10/; beefy cows. £9/10/; crackers, £5/6/; bulls, light £7/6/. Pigs.-A good yarding with a rise all round. Heavy porkers to 75/6; medium porkers, 62/; light porkersl to 50/; killable sorts 45/; bhacon pigs 93/; chopping sows, 95/; store jigs. 37/; slips, 28/6; suckers to 27/. Calves - Large vealers, £ 8/15/; small vealers, 85/; calves, to : 36/; small calves, to 25/; underweights, to 12/. Sheep.-Great sale for prices. W?olly lambs 26/6; shorn lambs, 23/q.; full mouth ewes, 20/3; broken mouth ovies 18/9; full mouth wethers, 22/6; stirn lambs, 19/; store ewes, 20/3; , s £4. Poultry-Extra big yarding, pri.e', firm. Cockerels to 11/6; cock chick ens 9/; fat hens 9/6; W.L. hens 6/6; pullets, 9/2; stags, 7/4; dr...
Morang Market [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Morang Market Quiney, Mawbey & Co., of 396 Bourke Street, Melbourne, report hav ing held their usual fortnightly sale in their Morang Yards last Monday, when they offered a good yarding of cattle and pigs. The demand for pork was good, and prices were 3/ to 5/ dearer than pre vious sales, whilst suckers also show ed a corresponding rise in value. Not many milkers came to hand, and as there was an outside buyer there, in addition to the local dairy men, prices showed an increase on last week's rates, top price being £15/17/6, whilst heifers sold to £14. Springers were eagerly sought after and prices in this section were also dearer, and one of the best sales of springers for the season. A number were purchased to go north. A large yarding of bobby calves, prices decidedly dearer than last sale.
CHILDREN'S SWIMMING CARNIVAL AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS Cup To Diamond Creek [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
CHILDREN'S 'SWIMMING' CARNIVAL AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS Cup To Diamond Creek The Eltham Swimming Pool presented a gay and lively scene on Saturday last when the Children's Swimming Carnival was held. Long before the start of the first race children were present in large numbers from all the surrounding districts: The competitors from each school had many supporters to offer them vocal encouragement. The Carnival, which was organised to aid the funds of the War Service Committee and the Swimming Pool, was the first effort of its kind conducted by the Pool Committee who have good reason to be proud of t:;eir initial venture. The variety of races on the large programme and the manner in which they were conducted displayed splen did organisation, and reflected great credit on the officials who carried out their duties with remarkable precis ion. Proof of this is given in the fact that despite some necessary alter ations in the order of the programme. the 34 events were decided without a h...