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THE R.A.N. AT WORK [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
THE R.A.N. AT WORK The Royal Australian Navy has earned iits share of the congratu lations' of the First Lord of the Ad miralty (Mr. Winston Churchill) who said recently that the navy, the sure shield of the Empire, was fulfilling its task tirelessly and competently. The Royal Australian Navy is reliev ing the Royal Navy of much of its re. sponsibility in Eastern waters. In conjunction with other defence forces of the Commonwealth, it is effectively protecting a coastline of 1.2,000 miles is in itself a task of the first magni tude, is ensuring the safety of out lying areas under Commonwealth jurisdiction, and in addition main taining free and secure the many merchant traffic lanes which are all important to the people of Australia In a far flung Empire, the measure of strength is largely that of the abil ty of outlying components to protect themselves. In this work the Royal Australian Navy is doing a work of which the people of the Common wealth may feel justifiably proud.
War Service Committee [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
War Service Committee Evidence of the good work being done by the above Committee is shown by the letters of appreciation read out at the meeting hold at Mrs. An. drew's home :on March 21. A letter of thanks was received from the Red Cross Society, for the £10 donatel to their Spelial War Appeal The Comi forts Fund acknowledged with thinks the receipt of 20 paiirs suck, 5 scarves, null twd helmets. Gifts of books foar the Victbria League and pai cels foi the Pulill Refugees were also ack !nowledgcd with thanks. Since last meeting soveral parcels have: been presented to lo'al. lids go ing 'lbroad. Itwas decidled for_ the piresent to hold all 'odtls for that purpose. 19 lialrs socks. 7 saIrves. 2 pairs mittens;, 3 helmets, and .2 pullovers were handed in at 'the meeting, and. C1/18/' was collected trom the en veolbpesi"
Plenty School Dance Success [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Plenty School Dance Success The most successful dance con duced by the School Committee for some time took place at Plenty Hall last Saturday week and a clear profit of £3 was made. The committee has had an unfor tunate .run for the past few dances, but this effort decidedly lifted the hoodoo, and there seems little doubt of the success of their future funct ions. A Monte Carlo was wvon by Mr;- D. Cunningham and his partner, while M1r. ITeith McLellan won a compet ition. A.I.F. SEND, DFF At the home ofA Mr. Ted Cunning ham on- Tuesday niglit, a public fare well was ondered :to Mr. Geoff Churchiward, who leaves shortly foi" overseas with the: A.LF. On behalf of the' residents, Mr. T. Upton piesented the soldier.with a cheque..' The suliper was donated and served by the ladies of the district. Mr. Churchivard left for Pucka .punyal on Wednesday.
Kangaroo Ground Motor Cyclist Injured [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Kangaroo Ground Motor' Cyclist Injured George Gallaway of Warrandyte Road, was admitted to the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Monday fol lowing a collision between his motor cycle and a truck driven by Mr. J. T. Murphy, of Arthur's Creek. The vehicles approached from op posite dirdctiorns. and as :Gallaway 'swung to enter the gate of his home, he was struck by the truck and car ried some yards on the bumper bar. His injuries included concussion and abrasions and a compound fracture of the ankle. He is making satis factory progress. For two and a half years Gallaway was employed by Mr H. Rymer of Kangaroo Ground, by whom his brother, Joe, is now em ployed. In the collision a number of pigs escaped mnd had to be chased and caught.
Hurstbridge Red Cross [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Hurstbridge Red Cross, "The usual monthly ,meting of the llu nstbridge Ladies' Red Cross was held in the hall oi Tuiesday afternoon March 19. There was: a good attend :ance. The result of the .inonth's. en tertainment and donations amounted to .£5/5/. Finished w'ork was brought in and work vWs~ given out.. The interest.'of uinembers Is .eryv gratifying and ,all new members' ari cordially welcomed. PRESENTATION OF FIRST, AID CERTIFICATES Arrangements are being made to hold a. Salamagundi night in the Huristbridge' Hall on Saturday? April 13 on behalf of the Hurstbrid~d Emi ergency Comnpany. During the ev ening the 62. certificates for Red Cross First .Aid which were awarded at the end of last year followifiig'the First Aid lectures and exanmihation, will be presecited.by, a.representative from Red Cross headquarterss:.?` To ensure the success of the iiidt iori, manay sideshowvs .are being ar ranged' as: well as dancing and nov-, elty events. EUCHRE FOR RED CROSS On March 12 a very su...
PLOUGHSHARES OF WAR [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
PLOUGHSHARES OF WAR Ploughing.and harvesling by night is no new feature in the life ofAus tralian farmers when there is inuch work to be done and little time. in which to do it. Under the stress bf war and attempted U-boatblock ade -of the United Kingdom's food suppplie:, Great Britain has adopted similar measures, though not on the scale familiar to the wheat belts in Australia. The British Ministry has asked that two million additionnl acres be put under the plough in the United Kingdom. The response was immediate as soon as English farm ers obtained relief from the phenom erally 'Wet winter. Horses and tractors teams have been working continuous Iv for 22 and 23 hours a day. Much of the area, it is understood, will be sown for' grass hay.
Kinglake Central Carnival Night [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Kinglake Central Carnival Night:t The many novel features of the Carnival held in the Central Hallon Easter Saturday night attracted a large gathering, all stalls and com petitive events such as lucky dips, chocolate wheel, dart throwing,-.etc being well patronised. The hall, with gay stalls grouped at intervals around the walls, was at tractively decorated with streamers and balloons in gay colors with a background of gum tips, and -a car nival spirit prevailed throughout the evening. Many very interesting items were enjoyed;, perhaps those most .popu lar being the competition circular waltz, which was of a particularly high standard and was finally won by Mr. and Mrs. R. Heinze of Kawarrin, and the competition fox trot won by Mr. Lyle Bayliss and Miss Marj. Peperall of Melbourne; also musical numbers delightfullyWrender ed by Ms. R. A. Evans, of Albury. The competition' dances were ably judged by Mrs. Gamble of Kinglake East,, Mish E. Rogers of Melbourne, and Mr.- James Burton of ...
St. Andrews BENEFIT FOR MR. J. TYRRELL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
'St. Andrews BENEFIT FOR MR. J. TYRRELL The most succesful function held for a long time took place last Sat urday night in Queenstown Hall when 200 people attended a public benefit in aid of Mr. Jim Tyrrell, whose home and contents were burnt to the ground some weeks ago. The fire occurred while Mr. Tyrrell was fossicking some distance from his home, and all he saved were the clothes he wore. The clear profit from the evening was £15/15/. Brown's orchestra from Preston provided the music, and Mr. Harry Woods acted as M.C. Much of the success of the evening ,vas due to the efforts of the organ ser (Mr. Fawcett) and the district residents who have worked stren ubusly for weeks. A number of novelty,dances-were held including: Streamer Dance, won by Mr. and Mrs. Cook (Brunswick)'; Monte Garlo, Miss M.. Glauim and. Mr A. Ridge; Spot Dance, Mr. and Mrs. Arrowsmith (Melbourne):, Lucky Number, : Mr. ,D. Ellis.. A.I.F. FAREWELL Many residents of Panton, Hill and Queenstown were present at Q...
WHITTLESEA TO EXHIBIT AT SYDNEY SHOW? [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
WHITTLESEA TO rEXHIBIT AT SYDNEY.SHOW? In a telegram from Sydney pub lished in this morning's paper, it is stated that Councillor A. V. Wood, who is organiser of the Whittlesea Exhibit at the Melbourne Royal Show and ivho is in Sydney at present, has suggested that Whittlesea might enter in the district exhibit competition at Sydnay Royal Show. The principal difficulties 'to be overcome would be the provision of room for the exhibit and the equal ising the allocation of ,points. In-recent years Whittlesea District has lbeen very succesful with its ex hibit. at- the Melbourne Royal Show, and the decision not to hold the show !this year will be a set-back to the finances of the Whittlesca Agricul tural Society. The prize money won has been used principally for the purpose of effecting improvements to the Whittlesea Show Grounds.
Mernda Australian Red Cross Society [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Mernda Australian Red Cross Society A very delightful Garden Party was held on Saturday, March 16 at the residence of Mrs. H. E. Hayes in aid of branch funds. The day was perfect and the garden a delight. There was a good attend ance ofmiembers and friends and young people. There were competit. ions and races for the children and Padre Hayes conducted his ever popular shooting gallery which was well' patronised. A delicious afternoon tea was ser ved in the tram, which was gay with colored table covers and flowers. The Merndh Tennis- Club ýwei.e visitors durifig the afternoon:.' MorieI than £4 was realised. : : i Miss Mills was -.mn chiage of the general stall; Mrs. E. Bassett,' games and guessing competitions;, Mr, Peter Drake,. shooting gallery,: Winners of the,conmpetitions were: Guessing, Miss Mills; Feeling competition, Rev. A. R. Tippett; Smellng~'tconmpetition, Mrs Gordon Creiglitoni: A number of visitors attended fromi Melbourne and suburbs.:'_ Mrs J. G: Orgill, President of ...
MR. AND MRS. SPARES LEAVING DISTRICT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
MR. AND -MRS. SPARES LEAVING DISTRICT Residents of Greensborough and district will learn with regret .that M*r. and Mrs. Spares will be leaving to live at9Albert Park in about three Sweeks. Both Mr. and Mrs. Spares, are popularly known in the district, being associated with many public organ isations. Mr. Spares has been a member of the Returned Soldiers Branch and the Golf Club, of which he has tendered his resignation as President. Mrs. Spares is a promin ent member of the Methodist Ladies' Guild. They have lived in Greensborough for about ten years. NEW SCHOOL COMMITTEE . At a meeting held at the school re cently the following new committee was elected: Chairman, Mr. A. L. Olle; Correspondent, Mr. C. Mc Farlane; Treasurer, Mr. W. Roberts; Committee, Messrs P. Frye, H. Mason, II. Knight and W'. McDowell.
Whittlesea MORE TREES FOR SHIRE ROADS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Whittlesea MORE TREES FOR SHIRE ROADS In response to a letter from the Country Roads Board. Whittlesea Council has decided to apply for a ,number of trees for planting alons the roads of. the shire, and, also ,to replace some which had already been planted but which had.died. During the discussion it. was point ad out that it would be useless to plant trees unless someone was in ,tructed: to look after them, attend to the guards, and water them in hot weather. Councillor McCormack said that - the places where the trees were to be planted were got ready .a long time before planting, the trees would not aeed much watering. These tiees will be supplied to the Council,,in 1941, the trees'which wereý ordered last year being plant ad this year.
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE A United Service was conducted by' the? Revs. H. E. E. Hayes and A. R. Tippett in the Mechanics' Institute on. Good Friday evening. A collect ion ,df-beautiful lantern slide repro ductioifs -of the 'famous pictures of the Passion of Christ ivere shown on the screen and described by Padre Hayes,, Mrs. J G. Orgill acted as organimt." On behalf ,of residents, good wishes were givern to Mr. Tip pet on. his leaving in a fortnight for another, Circuit.
Greensborough Progress Association [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
Greensborough Progress Association Owing, no doubt, to the wintry con ditions, there was only a small at tendance at the Progress Associa tion's monthly meeting held in the Masonic Hall on. Monday, March 18 with' the president (Mr. L. Cross) in the chair. After the secretary had read the minutes, and correspondence, Mr. Cross officially welcomed Cr. ,Lines,' who, in response, promised .the Pro gress Association strong support in any matters .in which he could as gist. Regarding the deputation to the Victorian Railways for an extra train it was decided to defer it until a` Iater date as it was considered that the present time was iliopportune to t.Mk for extra trains. The secretary was instriuted to write a letter of condolence to'. Cr. ['rice who recently lost his :wife.. Water For Greenhills- : An enthusiastic disciussionl took place on the proposed sche'me to sup? pti water to Greenhills Estate. Be. fore anything further could be doiie it was thought that It would be ad= visable t...
N.U.P.B.A. MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 29 March 1940
N.U.P.B.A. MEETING*i Members attending had au very in. Atructive night at the meeting on March 5, and the idea of the question box proved t great success, it being well after 11 o'clock before the meet ing closed. It is surprising what can be learnt when discussions of this nature are held, and we still advise ,: poultry farmers who wish to better their pos ition to join us. Mr. H. P. Trist is the secretary, McDowell Street, Greoens borough.