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FEDERAL TERRITORY VOLUNTEERS. Why Not Raise a Battalion? To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
FEDERAL TERRITORY VOLUNTEERS. Why Not Raise a Battalion? &nbsp; To the Editor. Sir,—Seeing that the date for the opening of Parliament at the Federal capital has been definitely fixed, could I be allowed space enough in your loyal little paper to voice a matter which I think will appeal to all loyal citizens domiciled on the Federal Ter- &nbsp; ritory? As the Citizen Forces Act does not apply to Canberra, do you not think &nbsp; that permission could be obtained to raise a battalion of volunteers from amongst the returned men and others resident on the Federal Territory? You are aware of the fact that a considerable amount of ceremony will take place here on the opening of Par- liament and on other occasions. &nbsp; To keep a detachment of permanent troops stationed here for this specific purpose would be a costly proposition. A battalion of volunteers would cost very little to maintain, and it would be an asset to the Government. Australia would not ...
PRONUNCIATION OF CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
PRONUNCIATION OF CANBERRA. Mr. Marks, in the House of Repre- sentatives recently: Has the Prime Minister noted the extraordinary dif- erences of pronunciation given to the name of the Federal capital by many authorities and by the press? Will he confirm the pronunciation given to the name by Lady Denman when she christened the city, placing the em- phasis on the first, not on the second syllable? Mr Bruce: I am afraid that I can not satisfy the desire of the honorable member that I should give the official pronunciation of Canberra. I remind him, too, that the object of questions is not to elicit opinions from Ministers. Mr. Bowden: Will the Prime Minis- ter consider bringing down a Bill to settle, once for all, the pronunciation of the word Canberra? Mr. Bruce: The honorable member's suggestion will receive consideration, but I foresee that the Attorney-Gene- ral's Department may have difficulty in expressing exactly the intention of Parliament in its draft of the measure. Constabl...
BOOST AUSTRALIAN TIMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
BOOST AUSTRALIAN TIMBERS. Australia has the goods. Our black- woods, maple, mountain ash, cypress pine, hoop pine, ironbark, silky oak, mahogany, turpentine, blackbutt, jar- rah, and other timbers are the envy of other (commercially) woodless &nbsp; countries. News from Wauchope, in the Mac- leay River district, N.S.W., informs us that a blackbutt tree of immense pro- portions has been felled there. Its height from the ground to the first limb was 84ft. Its circumference at the butt was 33ft. It is to be sawn at the mills of Messrs. Haydon & McIn- &nbsp; nes, Rose Glen. It is estimated to yield 20,000ft. of timber, worth, at rul- ing prices for blackbutt, £300. &nbsp;
A NEW INDUSTRY AT CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
A NEW INDUSTRY AT CANBERRA. What will prove a boon to the womenfolk of Canberra and the sur- rounding district was opened for busi- &nbsp; &nbsp; ness on Monday, July 19, the Canberra Steam Laundries, Ltd., on an impos- ing corner block at Ainslie, near Ainslie Hostel and residences, yet not near enough to mar the city scheme as planned. The official opening took place on Wednesday, July 21. A full report will be given in our next issue. Readers are requested to note the price list published in another column.
ANOTHER BANK INVESTS AT CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
ANOTHER BANK INVESTS AT CANBERRA . The leading banks of Australia will all have buildings erected at Canberra within two years. As well as those mentioned who purchased building blocks at Ainslie at the recent public land sales, the Queensland National Bank has secured one of the blocks in the Arcade area, and it is the intention of the directors to go right ahead. Encouraging the principle of utilising local ability, local architects and build- ers will be invited to compete for the erection of a substantial building. This bank has its head office in Brisbane and branches in 87 places in Queensland. Outside of that State it has offices in Sydney, Lismore, Casino, Kyogle, Urbenville, and other towns in N.S.W., also Melbourne and &nbsp; London, and correspondents through- out the world. Incorporated in 1872, the directors are Messrs. A. C. Luya (chairman), Jas. Love, W. H. Hart, M. J. Ryan, and D. W. MacDonald. The general manager, M. G. Haymen, has his headquarters at Queen ...
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB. N.R.A. Medal Competition. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB. N.R.A Medal Competition. &nbsp; Six shoots, two each at 300, 500 and 600 yards, 8 shots, highest possible score 240 points. F. H. Rowe was the medal winner &nbsp; with an aggregate from scratch of 212. The next six won N.R.A. member- &nbsp; ships:—H. G. McIntosh (scr.), 210; W. Clark (4), 200; G. Hay (15), 211; M. Waddell (16), 214; A. McInnes (scr.), 197; and F. Nicholls (4), 2?0. Other scores out of 22 entries were: —J. Callaghan (scr.), 187; W. Allen (10), 183; H. Evans (23), 189; ?. Grimes (22), 187; J. Jenkins (26), 1?0. The sweepstakes winners were: M. M. Waddell, 188 (16), 214; F. H. &nbsp; Rowe, 212 (scr.), 212; G. Hay, 196 (15), 211; who exceeded the handicap limit. &nbsp; Annual Meeting. &nbsp; &nbsp; The annual general meeting took place on 30th June. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:—Captain, Mr. F. Nicholls; hon. secretary, Mr. F. H. Rowe; hon. treasurer, Mr. M. Waddell;...
The Federal Capital Pioneer The Official Organ of The Australian Federal Capital League. JULY 24, 1926. LIBELLING CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
The Federal Capital Pioneer The Official Organ of The Australian Federal Capital League. JULY 24, 1926. &nbsp; &nbsp; LIBELLING CANBERRA. &nbsp; &nbsp; Opposition from Federal politicians, who evidently are thinking more of their personal interests than honoring a pact sealed by the majority of the electors of the Commonwealth, a quar- ter of a century ago, is dying hard. Treating the section of the Constitu- tion relating to the removal of the seat of government to Canberra as a scrap of paper, vitriolic abuse, and deliberate untruths are the despicable tactics of men who are pigmies in the political life of our Commonwealth. &nbsp; Canberra is coming into its own in- &nbsp; spite of their vituperative vaporings. The statement of Mr. Yates, M.H.R., &nbsp; that "the Federal Territory would not feed a bandicoot," is the standing stig- ma on his name for careless handling of the truth. The latest and most ma- licious statement ma...
MUSIC SUCCESSES. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
MUSIC SUCCESSES. At the L.C.M. pianoforte examina- tion held at Canberra, examiner Prof. J. W. E. Pople, Sydney, all the (pupils of Miss Irene E. Kermode, as- sisted by Miss E. Sommeriad, were successful. Following are the results: Grace Hays (Advanced Inter- &nbsp; &nbsp; mediate), ?? per cent. (Honors). Kathleen Oldfield (Elementary), 81 per cent. (1st class pass). &nbsp; &nbsp; Marjorie Caffyn (Primary), 81 per &nbsp; cent. (1st class pass). Dawn Brownless (Primary), 81 per cent. (1st class pass). &nbsp; Mary Hammond (Junior), 95 per cent. (1st class pass). Grace Gillan (Junior), 84 per cent. (1st class pass). &nbsp; &nbsp; Kathleen Sacagia (Preparatory), 97 per cent. (1st class pass). &nbsp; &nbsp; Betty Hammond (Preparatory), 95 per cent. (1st class pass). &nbsp; Florence Crockford (Preparatory), 94 per cent. (1st class pass). Denver Banard, (Preparatory), 89 per cent (1st class pass). &...
OUR FEDERAL CITY TAKING SHAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
OUR FEDERAL CITY TAKING SHAPE. &nbsp; The repetition of the statement that each month the erection of Parliament House draws nearer to completion may be varied on this occasion by the information that a commencement has been made with the plastering and white cement surfacing of the dining block and covered ways connecting it with the Legislative Building. Ten- ders have been invited for the supply of furniture for the Main Building. Pneumatic tube services between Parliament House, the Secretariat Building, and the Government Print- ing Office have been completed. The erection of other important &nbsp; buildings, the Prime Minister's resi- &nbsp; dence, the Public Offices, and the Hotel Acton is proceeding without hindrance. Alterations at Govern- &nbsp; ment House, Yarralumla, are in their final stages. Cottage construction is continuing at Ainslie, where during June thirteen cottages were completed, and thirty are in various stages of erection. Con...
TENNIS AT CANBERRA. The Association's Tournament. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
TENNIS AT CANBERRA. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Association's Tournament. (By C. M.) Tennis enthusiasts have had a feast of tennis during the recent Association Handicap Tournaments. &nbsp; &nbsp; Over 100 entries were received, and &nbsp; with fine weather prevailing some &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; splendid games were witnessed. Finality was not reached during the King's birthday week-end, and the &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; tournaments were completed on sub- sequent Saturdays. Results:— Gent's A Grade Singles.—Mr. N. Ridley. Gent's B Grade Singles.—Mr. K. &nbsp; Oliphant. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Ladies' Singles.—Mrs. Griffiths. Ladies' Doubles.—Mrs. Midenhall &nbsp; and Miss Read. Gent's Doubles.—Messrs. Ridley and Crowe. &nbsp; The winner of each event will re- &nbsp; ceive a handsome silver cup suitably inscribed, and in addition the...
EARLY HISTORY OF CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
EARLY HISTORY OF CANBERRA. [The following most interesting ar- ticle by Mr. Henry Selkirk, F.R.A.H.S., adds another link, and the strongest, to the small chain of evidence that Lieut. J. J. Moore was the first settler on what is now Australia's Federal Capital Territory. Not only "The Pioneer," but Australia, is indebted to Mr. Selkirk for his intense research into the documents of over a century ago, to place on record facts indisput- ably connected with the origins of Canberra. A letter to hand a few days ago from a leading barrister-at- law in Sydney, who also is a student of early Australian history, and whose collection of Australian works is rare and valuable, though writing privately, will, we hope, not mind the publica- tion of an extract:— "I read the 'Pioneer' with interest each month. It is very pleasant to note that you have prevailed upon Mr. Selkirk to assist you in your his- torical work. In addition to being the best informed and most scientific re- search student we...
SOME EARLY "CANBERRY" BOOKS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
SOME EARLY "CANBERRY" BOOKS. Through the kindness of one of the descendants of the earliest settlers on Federal Territory, we have in our pos- &nbsp; session four books, with the printed inscription "Canberry Church Library," and in faded handwriting on the fly- leaf of two of them, "Presented by the Lord Bishop of Sydney, 1856." The books are stained from flood waters, but are in strong binding and every leaf intact. Further proof that "Can- berry" was the name locally used for years before the inauguration of the Federal Constitution.
JAMES AINSLIE. No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
JAMES AINSLIE. No. 3. James Ainslie having, as mentioned in a previous article, established a sheep station at Pialligo in Mr. Camp- &nbsp; bell's interest, proceeded to erect his huts on the northern side of the Mo- longlo River, in an admirably selected situation, where they were well shel- tered from the west, and here at a later period the first "Duntroon House" was erected under his supervision. Ainslie never forgot that he was a sol- dier, and we are told how he ruled his little settlement in true military fashion, mustering his hands day by day as though they were a company of soldiers. Ainslie, by some strange intuition, must have foreseen that the future Canberra was likely to be pro- claimed a dry area, and so proceeded to have his fling while opportunity offered. The rum of the period was strong and liberally provided, and Ainslie at times drank deeply, on which occasions he saw red, and his room was decidedly better than his company. After thus worshipping at the...
OUR ORIENTAL NEIGHBORS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
OUR ORIENTAL NEIGHBORS. Given the opportunity, there is not the slightest doubt, remembering the Japanese demonstration three years ago, when they practically took pos- session of Broome, Western Australia, that Japan needs watching. Australia should be prepared. A recent Reuter cable from Tokio states:— According to the "Kokumin," more than 1,000,000 have already been en- rolled under the plan inaugurated on July 1, whereby youths between 16 and 20 years attending schools can &nbsp; volunteer and carry out preliminary military training. This will entitle them to a reduction of service with the colors if they are subsequently conscripted. As a similar plan began last year in the higher schools and colleges, this means that Japan is building up a large partly trained reserve as well as an ordinary trained conscript reserve. The intention, however, appears more to be the improving of physique and inculcating loyalty and discipline, and also cutting down the period of color ser...
BOXING AT CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
BOXING AT CANBERRA. If all boxing contests were con- ducted as cleanly and in the capable manner in which the two recently staged by the Canberra Fire Brigade Recreation Club were, opposition from certain quarters would be at a pre- nmium. The committee are to be con- gratulated on their well organised ven- ture. In upholding "clean boxing," we do so in the interests of a virile, manly, plucky race of future Austra- lians. There is no more humiliating spectacle one can witness than a big, robust man submitting to abuse and insult from a less robust bully, be- cause the big man is afraid. Afraid of what? Afraid he cannot defend himself because he has never been taught to do so. Ladies who hold up their hands in horror at the thought of a boxing contest will organise concerts, dis- tribute cigarettes and comforts to men going to war to defend them, aye, suf- fer and die, and yet are aghast at the mention of boxing where men meet not to kill. If these ladies were in a train car- riage,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
The Federal Capital Pioneer 3d. per copy. PUBLISHED MONTHLY. Subscription: 3/- Per Annum. AGENTS AT CANBERRA CENTRES. Westlake: B. Law. Hotel Canberra: At Inquiry Office. Acton: Mr. A. Thurbon. Hall: Messrs. Southwell & Brown. Eastlake: E. McNamee. Howie's Mess: T. Scott. Molonglo Settlement: Mr. J. Langtry. Queanbeyan and Canberra: Mr. R. J. Dunne, Newsagent. Bungendore: Mrs. Kennedy, News- agent. Sydney: Gordon & Gotch, Ltd., Barrack Street. A. M. Fallick & Sons, Distributing Agents. "THE PIONEER" IS YOUR PAPER. Send It To Your Friends. HOW TO REACH CANBERRA. Train arrives at Queanbeyan 4.20 a.m. Licensed cars meet every train. Tourists can obtain accommodation at the Hostel by applying to the Manager. Many sights are worth seeing from Mount Stromlo, the Cotter River, and other places. Residents, boost your Territory. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. We will welcome reports from the different Associations that will help "boost Canberra." The name and address of th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 1926
Supreme for Service and Economy. HAYES & RUSSELL LIMITED General Merchants and Household Providers EASTLAKE, CANBERRA. To ensure a speedy clearance of our surplus WINTER WEAR- ABLES, we are offering attractive reductions in Ladies' and Children's, and Men's and Boys' Winter Garments. &nbsp; Here are just a few examples of the splendid cash savings. SNOW WHITE ALL WOOL BLANKETS. &nbsp; Single Bed Size .. reduced from 32/6 to 28/11 pair &nbsp; Three-quarter Bed Size, reduced from 42/6 to 37/11 pair Double Bed Size .. reduced, from 52/6- to 46/9 pair &nbsp; LADIES ALL WOOL "JAEGER" HOSIERY, in all Fashionable Shades. Grey, Mole, Fawn and Marl mixture. Usual Prices: 7/6, 7/11 and 8/6. Reduced to 5/11 and 6/11. LADIES "PULL OVER" JUMPERS, smart design, With Polo Collars. Usual Price, 22/6. Reduced to 18/11 With Roll Collars. Usual Price, 32/6. Reduced to 27/11 MEN'S COAT SWEATERS. Usual Prices, 13/6 to 25/-. Reduced to 11/9 to 21/-. 100 PAIRS MEN'S...
CLOSING TIMES FOR MAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 24 July 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. Eastlake: Monday to Friday, 4.30 p.m.; Saturday, 12.45 p.m. Molonglo Settlement.—Monday, Wed- nesday, Friday, 4.35 p.m.