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For the Children WONGILLA [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
For the Children WONC.TLLA BY JULIA ANNE Wongilla was a pieaninny and he lived with his mother in a wurley in the scrub. When he was quite small his father showed him how to hunt lizai-ds and rabbits. He became quite clever at throwing his boomerang and he used to practice it every day so that he could throw further and straightei* than any other boy in the camp. There was only one other boy who could ,use his boomerang better than he and that was a lad called Ginda. This boy was a bully and all the boys hated him. One day when Wongilla was out; hunting he came across a patch of yams, which the picanninies like very much. Just * when he was going to put some in his* dilly bag Ginda appeared and told him that it was his patch and that he^ was to leave the yams alone. Won- ~'~ gilla said he would not, and so Ginda knocked him down. Wongilla was not a coward and so he got up and fought back, but Ginda was too big for him and so he was beaten. When he arrived back at camp he told the ot...
PASTORAL ASSTN. [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
PASTORAL ASSTN-. \ p Advertised on the i screen of a local picture \ theatre is a notice of the | Graziers' Association for i July 7. So far the Secre- | tary^ lias not thought fit * ? to give us the courtesy of \ a similar advertisement. \. This paper thinks that as \ an advocate for the Terri- £ tory and a fighter for \ pastoral and country | rights and expansion, £ this at least might have | been extended to us. It is I our right to get advertise- \ ments from industries arid \ businesses and sports as- f sociations that we go to $ considerable trouble to I write up and make inter- \ esting. Such also goes & for billheads, programmes i letterheads, etc. We fight g for the Territory and ex- 1 pect the Territory to fight | with us. I Our prices are equal to | Adelaide and delivery is | 10 times faster. p
MINISTER FOR WORKS AND HOUSING VISITS TENNANT CREEK REPRESENTATIVES OF TCDA MEET MR. LEMMON [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
MINISTER FOR WORKS AND HOUSING VISITS TENNANT CUEEK — :o: — KEPKESENTAlivES OF TCDA MEET .Mil. LEMMON Last Tuesday we learned that an important person would be pass ing through Tennant Creek with in a few days. We say 'passing through' because only that day the persons responsible for arranging the itinerary had made an import ant alteration. Important, be cause the visitor was the Hon. Nelson Lemnum, Minister for Works and Housing, and Acting Minister for the Interior. Import ant, because the change meant that the people of Tennant Creek would not see the Minister unless their Association acted and acted quick ly. Original arrangements to spend Thursday night at Tennant Crook had been cancelled, the Minister would arrive at Wau chope at 4 p.m., spend the night there,- arrive at Tennant Creek 11 a.m. Friday, and be on his way by noon. Why, you may ask, did the Min ister's advisors wish him to tarry at Wauchope, and slip through Tennant Creek ? Alas,we could not discover. We can only...
THE FINKE RIVER [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
THE FINKE RIVER The North-South railway crosses the Finke River approximately some 120 miles south from Alice Springs and the tourist who is awake and wishes to see what he or she can, fails to realise just what is happening. Undoubtedly the largest river in Centralia, it differs little from the rest in that the waters run along to their destination many feet below the immense bed of sand that has hidden for centuries what must at some perhaps millions of years ago been an enormous river, and one that after a turn in seasons that were perhaps a world's cycle, or possibly by subsequent volcanic action that rose the centre from a sea level .and made this vast area a dry one, was then filled with sand as it is today. The traveller is unaware that at the place in which the train crosses the sands are so deep that it is impossible to get a foundation and the rails are laid fiat on the bed of sand and float aside in flood time. Far west up the river are the most spectacular ranges possibl...
CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE' SALES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
'CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE' SALES This paper is immensely grati fied by the rapid expension of our sales. Wo are pleased to report that our subscribers are as far north in Queensland as Towns villo right through to Brisbane, many parts of New South Wales, a splendid response from Mel bourne and Canberra. Through all parts of .South Australia, and quite a number in Western Aus tralia. Agents are selling at Quorn, Oodnadatta, Finke, Alice, Ten Tree, Tonnant Creek, Bnnka Banka, Ktithorino, Adelaide River and Darwin. Conjurer-; Now, sir,1 you hear your watch ticking insido this handkerchief. Are you satisfied? Spectator : I'm more than satis fied, I'm amazed ; that watch I gave you hasn't prone for six montHs.
DOG POISONING [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
DOG POISONING The greatest indignation on the recent dog poisoning incidents is felt by the householders by the untimely death of thoir various pets. While many feel that if their dogs roam and then cause trouble, there may be some justi fication, but to have the baits laid free in one's own backyard is rather over the odds, and the vigil ance committee are banding to gether to parade the highways with a nasty looking hemp rope on one end of which is a slip knot. In fairness to the bait layer, we suggest he moves to a healthier climate for this class of enjoy ment. It is rumored that the Police Department are thinking of refunding the Dog Licence to those owners whose pets have gone to their happy hunting grounds. The Tax Department, always a respon sive and kind-hearted crowd, have perhaps suggested this.
RAILWAY DJARRA ACROSS THE BARKLY TABLELANDS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
RAILWAY DJAlUtA ACROSS THE BARKLY TABLELANDS The Administrator coming back from meetings at Canberra states that a railway from Djarra in Queensland is likely along the Barkly Table lands towards pre sumably Wymlham. The Govern ment thinks it more important than an extension from Alice Springs north. With our bitumen perfect northern road and the extra good service given the pub lic with the motor cattle waggons, perhaps they are right. It ,is, of course, a moot point, in such a long journey, nay MOO miles north of Alice, they would havt- to ho detrucked in vicinity of Alice, be fore I he next long stage. 'Some novelists don't know what they're talking about. Hero's one Who speaks, of a girl's? 'raven luur1.' 'What's wrong with it ?' 'All wrong. Ravens don't went* hair ; they wear feathers !'
GOOD SEASON FOR ALLIGATOR SHOOTERS DARWIN, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
GOOD SEASON FOR ALLIGATOR SHOOTERS DARWIN, Wednesday. Alligator shooters are doing well this season. Mr. Jack Palm er came in recently with skins valued at £250, including one huge monster, who was estimated to be some 24 feet in length. Shooters get lid. per inch for the skins from their agents, who find the demand for skins greater than the supply. Incidentally, scientists argue that our own alligator is NOT an alligator at all, neither is it a crocodile, they say. Why should not we Australians name the saurian a 'Crocogator,' and thus give it a distinctive name all its own ?
OPENING UP OF LAND NEAR ALICE SPRINGS Adelaide Should Assist [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
OPENING UP OF LAND NEAR ALICE SPRINGS Adelaide Should Assist Wo have had various chats with visiting S.A. representatives of the South Australian Parliament and stressed on them the importance of in their own interests of want ing to know the delay about land matters in the Centraiian area and allotments, small farms and build ing requisites of Alice Springs. S.A. can ill afford to lose this trade they have a progressive Premier and a progressive State and by joining with us in assisting to maintain important officials with administrative powers can expect sympathy that is now becoming estranged through the many dis paraging reports that the southern papers seem to enjoy printing about the Northern Territory.
VIC PATRICK OUTPOINTS NEGRO HUDSON [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
VIC PATRICK OUTPOINTS iNEGRO HUDSON In a 12-round bout at the Syd ney Stadium on Monday night, Vic Patrick won on points from Hud son, who was sent over from America to test Vic out. Hudson did get a beauty to Patrick's jaw in the sixth round, but Vic's con stitution stood up against it and time did the rest. Good for you Vic, we would just hate to see a nig. get you.
ART SHOW OF OIL PAINTINGS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
ART SHOW OF OIL PAINTINGS Mr| Alan Martin, of Melbourne, will show oil painting in Griffiths House (by courtesy of Rev. Griffiths) on Saturday afternoon. The show will be opened by Mr. Dodd. Mr. Martin is a most com petent artist and is very highly thought of. . Owing to shortage of suitable paper the 'Northern Territory Bulletin' will not be published this week.
BEEF FOR PHILIPPINES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
BEEF FOR PHILIPPINES The news that Philippines have a permit to take thousands of Darwin cattle instead of sending them to Europe may be good or bad news, just how you look, at it. The Editor, who is, besides other things, a cattU? man, is pre pared to bet that there will be no cattle in the far north that can average 8fiO lbs., only one in a number 700 and a guess that (iOO lbs. is the average is u. good bet. Still, it will stimulate the1 cattle business and won't there be a rush when the land now open in tho north area of Tablelands and Victoria River gets tho news. Barkly Tablelands will produce the heavier beast possibly 700 1b.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
W. J. TWILLEY !:.: Next Griffiths House SCHOOL SHOP | Poultry — Rabbits — Pasties I Sandwiches Agent for : Whyalla Dry Cleaners Lt-l. The Leading Dry Cleaners of the North. Guaranteed Weekly Service GEO. E. DEAN SADDLER ie % ALICE SPRINGS Repairs a Specialty Apply Goldsbrough, Mort & Co. **' for information ? For Best Results Entrust DALGETY & Co. Ltd. with the Sale of j'our FAT AND STORE STOCK ^ n ? -y in throughout Australia ;y |y Branches at Adelaide and i .tt ? is t ? r- Local Agent ? J. Nelson ^ ~J . ? *e NOTICE- a* ? rs I WISH TO ADVISE that my re WORKSHOP is now located ad- '-- jacent to old premises, ex-Mr. Phi! ?_ Windle's old garage. ~ Id LES J. POOLE )- Todd Street, Alice Springs. ^ ? ,s Whether You Want Wood * To Cook The Daily Meals— or s Whether You Want Wood to : Ward Off The Coming Winter Chills (It Depends on the 'Whether' .') SEE ...... I Jim Clark [ HARTLEY STREET | Alice Spring's' Specialist in | Satisfactory Wood Supplies | and I General Carrier....
BIRTH OF NEW OPTIMISM BY TERRITORY STATION OWNERS THOUSANDS OF DARWIN CATTLE FOR PHILIPPINES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
BIRTH J)F_NEW_OPTIMISM BY TERRITORY STATION OWNERS THOUSANDS OF DARWIN CATTLE FOR PHILIPPINES DARWIN — Phillippines ships are expeoted at Darwin next month to lift the first shipment of live cattle to be exported from the Northern Territory for many years. About 18,000 head of cattle are believed to have been ordered, but because of the lateness of the sea son it will not be possible to ship more than 2,000 this year. The Commonwealth Government has granted a permit to Eagle Trading Co., Sydney, to export the first thousand. Purchase price, f.o.b.,- Darwin, is about t'9 a head, and it is understood this will be paid in American dollars. Negotiation between Philippines representatives, the Australian Government, and trade circles are understood to have, been proceed ing for some time, but it is only in the past week that word of the proposal has reached Darwin. Even now, fewer than half a dozen men in Darwin know of the arrangement. . 500 HEAD A MONTH The present plan is to lift one ...
TO CORRESPONDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
TO CORRESPONDENTS Correspondents are requested to note that we are only allowed 12 pages, 50 per cent, of which are reserved for advertisement. Please contract news in as short a space as possible. This paper covei-s a very large area and we would like some news from each place, and we still require space for genei'al public items of interest.
ALICE SPRINGS GOLF CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
ALICE SPRINGS GOLF CLUB The Open Championship was 'p-layed over 'id holes on Sunday, 22nd June. The largest number of golfers for the season competed and good scores were registered. The club captain, Les Dodd,. won the Open Championship with a gross score of 160 and nett 14C. In conjunction with the Open, Mr. C. Read donated a special trophy for the best nett score in the morning round and E. S. Lack man a trophy for the best nett score over 36 holes. Both these trophies were won by the president David Neck, with a nett score of 71 and 72. The committee would like to see more golfers attending the com petitions which are held each Sun day, and the following is a list of the competitions which are to be played during the balance of the season, June 29 — Canadian foursome — Messrs. Dixon and Purvis. July G — Stroke handicap — R. Flynn. July KJ— Stableford— R. Krantz. July 20— Flag— N. Wright. July 27 — Bogey — Darwin Golf Club. August u— Stroke handicap — I 'atron. August 10 — Club c...
OFFICIAL REPORT. ALICE SPRINGS HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL PUBLIC MEETING OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 28 June 1947
OFFICIAL REPORT. ALICE SPRINGS HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL ? .Q. ? PUBLIC MEETING OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS The biennial meeting1, held for i the primary object of electing -? three members to the School Com ? mittee, was held on Tuesday ev'cn- ing, June 24. , It was a most representative gathering indicative of the in creasing interest being taken in educational matters. The Head Teacher (Mr. L. Dodd, B.A.) opened the meeting and ex plained its purpose. The Chairman of the retiring committee (Mr. G. Simpson) then presented his report. During the two year term many additions had beex\ made to . school equipment, this having been made possible by the efforts of the School Commit tee, the Mothers' Welfare Club and the generosity of several citizens. A radio had been installed with amplifiers in each class room and excellent broadcast lessons were being received by short wave. Valuable additions had been made to the school library and play ground facilities had been extend ed.. ~Sh\ Dodd, in pr...