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AUSTRALIAN RULES ACTON MINOR PREMIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
AUSTRALIAN RULES ACTON MINOR PREMIERS. The first round being completed, Acton have won the minor premiership, and are therefore entitled to play off in the final game. Red liill has dropped out after a series of mis fortunes, but with credit to its players on the never-say-die spirit in which they met their engagements. Acton, Federals, Queanbeyan, and Eastlake are the semi-finalists, and by August 21, probably Acton and Federals will be left to fight out the finish. All the final games will be played at North bourne. The season will end on August 28, if a -rand final is necessary, and a fortnight later a combined team will play the New South Wales first eighteen at Sydney. After that, a local game, Tasmania v. The World, is a probability. An effort to prolong the sea son was vigorously contested at a recent League meeting, but failed to secure suffi cient support. The League is approaching the Australian Football Council in regard to a match be tween two teams from other states dur...
GOLF. FORMATION OF NEW CLUB. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
GOLF. FORMATION OF NEW CLUB. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. A large number of golf enthusiasts attend ed a meeting at the Hotel Canberra on the 19th July, called for the purpose of forming a Golf Club in connection with the golf links at Hotel Canberra. Mr. H. M. Rolland was unanimously voted to the chair. The chairman, in explaining the objects of the meeting, stated that it was considered that the time had arrived when a Golf Club should be formed in connection with the links at Hotel Canberra. The F.C.C. had made cer tain proposals in regard to the financial as pect of the proposed club, and the interest taken, in the matter was reflected in the good attendance at the meeting that evening. A Golf Club had already been in existence for come years in connection with the links at Acton, and those present would be asked to decide the relative position of the old club and the proposed club at the Hotel Canberra links. The Social Service officer then read a com munication received from the Fede...
BACHELORS' BUTTONS. (Devoted to the interests of Residents of the Bachelors' Quarters.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
-Wi »II Ml-Mil?? >>1- »-II»» Mil Mm I Wu Minn--WM--tiH-»»M--m-«»» BACHELORS' BUTTONS. (Devoted to the interests of Residents of the Bachelors ' Quarters. ) The draw of the billiard tournament has been announced-20 to 1 bar one is Tom Flem ing's call. I wonder who he has got in the bag! * Bill McLean's bike is still in the garage, ls it a push or motor bike? Built in Victoria, and is expected to take a long trip to Botany shortly. fr Ted Hall shepherds too hard when playing football, so the lady barrackers for the Fede rals think; they called him names that would nave made Bill Hunt, the Rugby football sec retary, blush. fr Someone suggested that it would be a good idea to have lady trainers to attend to the needs of the Acton footballers during the quar ter s spell. Jim Ilott wants relief. fr Where did Snowy Atchinson get his know ledge of golf* fr Captain Cook, C. Courtney and Les Willis are receiving lessons from J. Irving on the quiet, so beware of challenges, you that have...
CAUSEWAY HALL BOOKINGS FOR AUGUST. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
CAUSEWAY HALL &nbsp; &nbsp; BOOKINGS FOR AUGUST. The Trustees of the Causeway Hall have supplied for the information of Canberra re sidents thé following list of functions to be held at the Hall during the next month: 1st August.-R.A.O. Buffaloes. Meeting. 3rd August.-U.A.O. Druids. Meeting. 4th August.-Rialto Pictures. 5th August.-Canberra Hostels Recreation Club. Dance. 6th August.-Parents ' and Citizens' Asso ciation. Dance. 7th August.-Rialto Pictures. 9th August.-R.A.O. Buffaloes. Meeting; 10th August.-G.U.O.OF. Meeting. 11th August.-Rialto Pictures. 13th August.-Federal Rovers Football Club Dance. 14th August.-Rialto Pictures. 16th August-R.A.O.B. Meeting. 17th August?.-Plasterers' Union. Benefit Social Dance (C. E. Jenkins). 18th August.-Rialto Pictures. 19th August.-Boxing Contests. Canberra Fire Brigade Recreation Club. 20th August.-Canberra Community Lib rary. Dance. 21st August.-Rialto Pictures. 23rd August.-S.A.O.B. Meeting. 24th August.~-G.U.O.O.F. Meeti...
VISIT TO QUEANBEYAN TROOP. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
VISIT TO QUEANBEYAN TROOP. A few of the 1st and 3rd Troops paid a visit to Queanbeyan. Troop on the 16th July with the idea of helping the troops along with instructions-the boys instructing in the ten derfoot test. The visit was greatly appreci ated by our Queanbeyan brothers, who sup plied an excellent supper. The boys, played &nbsp; games and sung songs, and Don. McDonald entertained, at conjuring, putting up a good performance for his first public try-out. We are looking forward to another visit to Quean beyan, also the Queanbeyan Scouts visiting us. We regret Troop-leader Don McDonald has left us. Don was a good Scout, and is not only missed by his own troops, but by the whole district. We are exceedingly- fortunate in having a &nbsp; ju-jitsu instructor, who meets us on Tuesday nights , Mr. Ward is a first-class ju-jitsu expert, and the boys promise to come on well in the art . &nbsp; &nbsp;
A SUGGESTION FROM AMERICA FORMER CANBERRAITE GIVES ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 August 1926
&lt;a__»?_?»_»«?-»a-»a~-.»«-.»»-. ?B_Ra__an_-n»n-«»-M-»»«»ii-«M-?>?-"»-» A SUGGESTION FROM AMERICA FORMER CANBERRAITE GIVES &nbsp; &nbsp; ADVICE. We have recently received a communica tion from an old resident of Canberra, in Mr. Keith Hudson, now studying architecture at Los Angeles, California. Mr. Hudson, who will be well remembered in Canberra, makes an excellent suggestion for the co-ordination of the artistic life of our community, and we have pleasure in publishing his letter. It is understood, however, that the Commission has already given attention to the suitability of sites for open-air theatres. (To the Editor.) Sir,-There has recently been a marked awakening of the community spirit in Can berra, and along with this a growth of interest in the various arts. I have been told that an orchestra and a philharmonic society have been formed, that the dramatic society has given its first serious performance, and that the Canberra Library, which in the...
CRICKET. FEDERAL TERRITORY CRICKET ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
CRICKET. FEDERAL TERRITORY CRICKET ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL BALL. Cricket enthusiasts in large numbers at tended the annual ball of the Federal Ter ritory Cricket Association held at Acton Hall on Friday, 13th August. During the evening the opportunity was taken of pre senting the various Association trophes won during the past season. Mr. P. F. Douglas, President of the Association, called upon Mr. J. H. Honeysett to present the "Doug las" Cup and championship pennant to the Northbourne Club, premiers for 1925-26. In making the presentation Mr. Honeysett con gratulated the members of the team on their splendid record in winning the premiership in the first year of the Club's existence. As a player he could testify to the ail round excellence of the Northbourne team, the suc cess of which was greatly due to team work. The "Douglas'' Cup, Championship Pennant, and Premiership Caps for each mem ber of the winning team were then handed over to the accompaniment of hearty ap plause from the ...
CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS FORMATION OF DISTRICT ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS FORMATION OF DISTRICT ASSOCIATION. The excellent progress maintained by the Boy Scout movement in Canberra received a further fillip on the occasion of a meeting held at the Acton Hall, on Tuesday, 17th August, convened for the purpose of form ing a District Association in Canberra. Mr. H. R. Waterman presided over a good at tendance of well wishers of the movement, and stated that it was considered that the time had arrived when further benefit would accrue to the movement by the formation of a District Association at Canberra. Thc organisation in Australia was conducted by the various States, and although Canberra was not in a State, it had been considered best, for geographical reasons, for local ac tivities to come under the New South Wales Apsociation. Splendid work had already been done for the advancement of scouting in Canberra by Scoutmasters Guthrie and Paynting and other enthusiasts, but it was considered that the time had arrived when the local organi...
SOCCER FOOTBALL BURNS CLUB PREMIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
SOCCER FOOTBALL BURNS CLUB PREMIERS. The old-established Burns Club has again put up a splendid performance in the Senior Competition of the Federal Territory Associa tion by annexing the premiership with only one defeat throughout the season. Midway during the competition it looked as if Molon glo and Capitol Hill would be close contes tants with Burns for premiership honours, but neither of the latter teams sustained the good form shown earlier in the season, and Burns had little difficulty in annexing premiership honours. THE "KNOCK-OUT" COMPETITION. Keen interest is being evinced in the final of the * * Knock-Out ' ' Competition, which is to be played at the Acton Sports Ground this afternoon. The Association added extra stimu lus to this competition by announcing that a set of medals, to the value of £15, would be awarded to the winning team. This after noon the contest will be fought out between Burns (Premiers in the League Competition) and Canberra. The Canberra team, after ...
COMMISSION STAFF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
COMMISSION STAFP NOTES. It is with regret that we record the re signation from the service of the Commis sion of Mr. J. H. Kirkpatrick, who, after a period of service as an architect in the Canberra Public Works Branch of the De partment of Works and Railways, joined the staff of the Federal Capital Commission, and was promoted to the position of Prin cipal Assistant Architect, in which capacity his ability and energy were conspicuous, even under the strenuous conditions which have obtained at Canberra since the begin ning of last year. Mr. Kirkpatrick, who we understand pro poses to engage in practice with the firm of which his brother, Sir. H. G. Kirkpat rick, is head, carries with him the best wishes of his colleagues for his future, who, in bidding farewell, presented him with a travelling case and rug, for which tokens the departing officer thanked them in fit ting terms.
A PLEA FOR SETTEE VERSE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
A PLEA FOB SETTEE VERSE. Some time ago we received aa interesting communication from Mr. E. H. J. Paynting, regarding the verse which is from time to time published in this journal. In addition to the usual topical verse, Mr. Paynting made a plea for the insertion of some gems of the greater poets. Mr. Paynting has now kindly forwarded several of these poems, and we shall hâve pleasure in making use of these from time to time. In vievt of the approach of Spring, the following lines by a contem porary writer in Muriel Stuart are particu larly applicable: THE SEED SHOP. Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie, Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand, Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled; scentless, dry Meadows and gardens running through my my hand. Dead that shall quicken at the call of Spring, Sleepers to stir beneath June's magic kiss, Though birds pass over, unremembermg, And no bee seek here roses that were his. In this brown husk a dale of hawthorn dreams, A cedar in .this narrow cell ...
RETURNED SOLDIERS' LEAGUE CANBERRA BRANCH. SUCCESSFUL SMOKE SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
RETURNED SOLDIERS' LEAGUE CANBERRA BRANCH. SUCCESSFUL SMOKE SOCIAL. The Acton Hall was crowded to its ut most capacity on the evening of Thursday, 5th August, on the occasion of a smoke social tendered by the Canberra Branch of the Returned Soldiers9 League to returned men on the Territory. Mr. D;bdin, General Secretary of the League in Australia, waa enthusiastically welcomed to the meeting, he having just returned from the State Congress held in Sydney. Mr. J. McDowell, President of the Canberra Branch, oc cupied the chair. In proposing the toast of the R.S. and S.I. League of Australia, Mr. McDowell said that it was a splendid thing to see so many Diggers there that night. He trus ted, however, that next time they met they would have to get a hall three times as large; although they had over a hundred members of the League in Can berra at the present time, he would like to point out that there were at least 1,500 returned ineu on the Territory, and he hoped that many of these men...
CANBERRA COMMUNITY NEWS Issued Monthly, under the auspices of the Federal Capital Commission, as the publicity organ of the Commission's Social Service Department and its Committees. HONORARY REPORTERS: SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 September 1926
\ CANBERRA COMMUNITY NEWS 1 IIssued Monthly, under the auspices of the Federal Capital Commission, as the publicity organ of the Commission's Social Service Department and its Committees. IHONORARY REPORTERS: SPOET. ® Tennis.CM. Murden, Eastlake M Football Ul Australian Bules J. O'Sullivan, Canberra li liugby League .. .. W. Hunt, Canberra ll Soccer .. C. Hooper, Tradesmen's Mess lil Cricket.W. L. Cottingham, Canberra ll Golf.J. A. Irving, Canberra ll) Gymnastics .. .. E. Waterman, Canberra ll Boxing.W. Maloney, Eastlake HONORARY REPORTERS: SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATIONS. Eastlake.J. McBae Dunn Causeway.E. Drewett Westlake.R. Law Westridge.R. P. Corey Molonglo . . ..R. P. Brown Ainslie. P. J. McNamara