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TALES OF THE BUSH And Life Outback (By "Bowyang Bill") [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
TALES jOF THE BUSH And Life Outback (By "Bowyang Bill") For they tramp and-go as the Svorlil rolls back, > J: They drink and gamble, and die; But their spirits shall live"-on'-"the outback track,, As long as the years go by . E.J. writes: Your recent article on aboriginal rainmakers recalls the fact that in America some years ago a man named Hatfield was hailed as an authentic rainmaker. With the aid of chemicals and huge vapour tanks it was claimed he could bring show ers at will. Little or nothing has been heard of Hatfield during recent years, and probably he has drifted like all other scientific rainmakers. , E.J. continues: It was polling day, and groups of excited Italians »vcre clustered together round the en trance to the booth. Just then one of the most prominent men of the town passed the largest of the groups, but he had not proceeded far before he was accosted by a man who evi dently was the spokesman for tho ex cited crowd. "Good day,^ Mr. X," hc~casually rer: marked...
THE RINGERS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
THE RINGERS I've knocked around the bush a bit the last ten years or so> Since the day I sung my school kit and a droving I did go; : I'ye got to like the bushland with its free and easy ways, The bushmen and I quite understand, with them I've spent my days. _ For they are good soft-hearted chaps these ringers of the West, They swear and fight,, and drink per haps, but they'll always stand the test; I've rode with them in musters wheel ing "Mickies" through the scrub. I've been with them on "busters" at the little outback pub. Oh, the songs and recitations, and , at night how we would dance, Then for lighter recreation we would play some game of chance; I've heard some yarns with cattle when on double watch at night, How their horns and hoofs would ( rattle when they rushed off camp in fright. /Then we'd let the night horse have his head, of falls we gave no heed, Our whips would nearly wake the dead as we swung and rung the lead; How they "Yack hi" at the round yard as the colt ...
Hospital Lighting [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
i Hospital Lighting .'••••• The Gilgandra Hospital Commit tee have decided to approach1 v-tha. Shire Counc;l wi.h a view to-having the hospital placed on-, power 'rates for all elee'reity /used;, Recently the Counci decided:to; grant a: reduc tion when 60 units or over,were used; but as the.hospital does not often'use that amount/ the; committee consider, the offer of no, benefit.
THE EVENING YEARS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
THE lEVENiNG YjEARS | Friend, I miss the four-wheeled coach along the old bush track, Wherein it used to run to and f com . i* the towns Outback; How the times have swiftly changed since the jolly coaching years, . For the drivers now are numbered amongst the good old pioneers. : All dismantled, the coach at.some old iron store, Ah, but could it only speak and tell • j of days of yore; j Many things would it r?'.ate of its s i useful, better years, And of folk it carried once—the good old pioneers. Friend, the teamsters too are gone, with waggons and abode, And no more I hear the bells of the stock along the road, For old epoch marching times makes a newer one appear, - And these cherry roadmen too are with the pioneers.
Hospital Donations [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
Hospital Donations With hosp'.tal'finances in1 a 'ecy bad way—not enough money oping available to* meet_ wages-;—donaMHis towards the-hospital are very urgent ly needed a't the present time, 'ind those, who contemplate assisting should communicate with ;the"setrrc tary at once. Matron Gwillinm ac knowledged the following donations at the last meet'ng:—Mrs. C. Walker cakes, pastry and books; Presbyterian Church, Harveut Festival,,, fruit and vegetables; Mrs. J. Johns, Mrs. "Poundsbury*-and Mr. Mudic, -*ggs; Mrs. Bensley eggs and vegetables; Mr. F. Munr'o air cushion; Mrs. .Gar ling flowers; Rev. Leahmann.'flowers;-. Mr. Ross fruit and flowers; Mrs. Raglns fruit; Mrs. F. Diggs, vege tables; Mr. Butlor, -fruit and flow evs; Mr. Bogie- magazines; Mrs. Ifnnckpl frir't; Mrs. Tompkins.,fruit find milk; Mrs, ITorsgrove old linen; Mrs. -Askey (Mendooran), old linen; Mr. G. Tompkins, sheep for bazaar; Mrs: Skinner (Gulavgambone), Mr. Mudie.and Mrs. M .Robinson 2 dox. cordia-s each for bazaar;...
Charles Stanley Evans [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
Charles Stanley Evans Charles Stanley Evan, weial known resident of Coonamble, .lied in the Dubbo Disti'ict Hospital on Saturday. The deaceased. who --e-r sided in Namoi-street, Coonamble, leaves his mother, two sisters—Mrs. P. Peacock and Mrs. A. Peacock— and four brothers—"William, Hilton,' Richard and Edgar—to mourn thp loss of a loving son and brother. Sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. John Tracey, of Coon amble. Their little six-months-old daughter, Mavis Ena, passed away hi a private hospital in Dubbo. On a recent Sunday at W'oolliihra, tha death occurred of Mr. Jolin Charl.es Meehan ex-M.L.A., who 'rep resented the Darling electorate from 1904 to 1913. He is survived by a widow. The death took place in Sydney on Saturday last of Mr. Ed. Magu're, after an illness extending over some .months. He was a former resident of Coonamble.
Another Bursary [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
/ Another Bursary i .Tcan EasorTRoss, daughter of ti\ J. Ross, of Gilgandra, who has. been attending-.the -Dubbo High School; is : amongst those who have succeeded in - gaining a bursary, although only, jil2 years ,of.'agc."r&lt;She-selected -Farra r matta . High' School for'the continua tion :of her studies. Only/last year Mr. Ross's son" also secured a bursary j—rather a record■for the one family, i, Justin Maolnc,; a . son ; of Mr. - and. -Mrs.Malone of Gilgandra, passed h'"s intermediate as a pupil of St. Jos - ep's College; Hunters-Hilly where •,he irhas..-been : attending since - winning a |:bursary there thr(3e years ago. At j that..time -he'':.was' a pupil of St; • Jost . cph's Convent,: Gilgandra,-and 'is n iw 1G years of age.-' _
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
GENUINE TANK-SINKING PLANT FOR TANK SINKING AND ROAD MAKING. "Champion" 11 savy-Duty Unbreak able Slcei Beam Plows.—In models 63," 64,. 65, 60, 67, arid 60. Weights /rom'OOlb -to 3151b "CHAMPION" RABBIT PLOWS. (Specially made for ploughing out Babbit Burrows.: fifcmpiorv renewable runners. Madu in sizes:— No. 3, capacity 3 cub. ft; No, 2, capacity 6 cub. ft; Nq. 1, capacity 1 cub. ft; No. 0, capacity 10 cub. ft. Will outlast 2 or 3 of «ny other make. Ajnisiron^-Holland Limited, 4 Bridge street, Sydney. Local Agents; Western Stores. MARBLE BUTCHERY ALL BEEF and MUTTON OF TOP QUALITY. Simply Because We Buy only the Choicest Young Cattle and Lambs—Never Sacrificing Quality for Cheapness - NOTE ADDRESS—MILLER ST., GILGANDRA. D J: and P. V. McCarthy PROPRIETORS Phone 35. P. H. WAKE HOLMLEE BORDER LEICESTER STUD Keitistercd No. 124 in the a.L.w^B. Ascraoiation. T >1 The Ewes of the above Stud wove purchaspd' from LOWS and GRANT'S, and were joined wit.i Lincoln College Special Stud Rams...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
Ford Tudor Sedan with Canadian Body Important ■ 'Announcement A LIMITED number of new Ford Tudor Sedans, "^ landed before the recent tariff increases, arc available at the former price. \ These sedans (see illustration above) have high quality imported bodies made by the Ford Motor Company cf Canada Limited, whose facilities for the manufacture of closed bodies by the noted Ford mass production methods have hitherto made available unrivalled value for money in closed cars. This measure of value may not for many years again be offered to the Australian public. Telephone to-day. Or call and let us demonstrate the points of superiority of these imported Tudor bodies. LOCAL DEALER." GIlGANDRA MOTOR !» \ ( GARAGE CO. XDALEIGH HOSPITAL. GILGANDRA, - • fiai been thoroughly renovated and ia under entirely r.ew management; Medical, Surgical and Obstetric cases'. r«feetved. An effisisnt r.urae always on night duty. ' - TERMS ON APPLICATION. - SISTER TOWNSEND. K— &lt;—u Conatablo P. J....
Mannequin Parade [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
Mannequin Parade • The ladies of Gilgandra will -lie pleased to ".hear ■ .thafc^anothcr man i quin 'parade is to be > staged by the Western Stores and Edgloy's Ltd. ■ a 'former occas'on: when a similai' event was held i; was a gret success, ithc-,iattendance being so large that theiarge showroom was overcrowded. .The'date of the next parage is ■Tfiuri-,^ day . next, -March 20,'rthe 'morning session •• extending -from 11.30.' a.m..i. to "12:30 p.m., and; the-afternoon ses-: sion from 2:30 p: m.. to 4. 30. p. m. v;&lt;
Week-End Cricket [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 13 March 1930
Week-End Cricket "ICumungorie '.cricketers; will visit Gilgandra on Sunday to play;:a matchj with : the Golts fov: the "Wilson Gup::,&lt;i -Two players, P.. "Reynolds- and K. Williams will be.missed by,thei locals. •Percy had captained the Colts in all (heir.-recent engagement and is away ■ on annua;-holidays. Keith's finger in jury. sti'I prevents him-fronv playing. The. gamewill' commence at .10 :a.m. and shoud-^be keenly contested; . The i fo'Iowing w'll represent the Colts:— j II. and J. Will'ams, L. Matchett, D. | AVhitton. J. Marchant, J. Light, I FGrry, D. Ryan, E. Mudie, G. Dowl l inc.: A •' Noolian,' N. Meers (12:h). I-,;- :The following "players have been selected to represent the;ColtsV second . i eleven at Balladoran on Sunday. Cars' will leave at 12 .3 0N. .. Meers; T. I Ryan, G;Fleming, E.■ ■ Tibbits, J . Moms, J Morley, W - Elsom, G ' C'ark, \V. McGowan, F. Smith, Wood, P. Ilearn, (12th).,
WHAT THE RAIN LEFT Flies, Mosquitoes, Caterpillars [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 20 March 1930
WHAT THE RAIN LEFT Flies, Mosquitoes, Caterpillars Out in the Far Western portions of the State, where floods-have oc curred,...tho aftermath of pests is a disturbing element. ■ On - the -Paroo. :an&lt;h--Darling ••IMvev coun'ry there are sand flies in 'bil lions, which, added to the; mosquito trouble, niakcs_!ifc out" there-anything but enjoyable.-; On-.top of- these are the caterpillars, which are. swarming everywhei e. . The same thing; only worse, is ob lain'ng in Queensland, where the caterpillars ' : of trees ; have been weighed to the ground t ■' At Gympic the sand flies are there in countless millions,, -and" men are lighting smudge fires to, develop smoke screen to try and , protect .'the sheep from their ravages, l v. > • Out around' Wilcann'a, the country • is like a wheat 'field, a visitor froin there this week 1'emarking to a "Lead er" man that'the areas at Orange represented a brought' as compared to portions'of the.lower Darling luv eiv-.V Many graziers out...
PROTECTING THE FARMERS Against Machine Firms [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 20 March 1930
PROTECTING THE FARMERS Against Machine Firms In the absence of the Minister for Agriculture (Mr. II, V. C. Thorby), Treasurer Stevens, who is a member of the Government Guarantee Board, stated that it had been brought under ••h:s. (notice thrf; ftortam macainciry firms had re-possessed; or aantenipUi* ted repossessing, machinery in cases where farmers were unable to pay: the instalments due thereon. Mr. ■ Stevens said that the whole position would be fully investigated on Mr. Thorby's return, in order that, the Government might decide upon what course of action it would adopt in the circumstances. In regard to advances under (hi; Advances to' Sfttlens' Government Guarantee Act, the Government Guar nice Board had, during the past fortnight, dealt with; approximately 200 cases which were subject to bank recommendaitions. Tht^se advances, which provide in many'cases for pay ments to machinery firms, should be ava'lable at an early date.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 20 March 1930
■MMtM CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A DE MONSTRATION OF NEW PERFECTION KEROSENE STOVES TO BE HELD AT THEIR PREMISES ON . Friday and Satwrday March 14 ami 15 r^cnmcBBftTBaeBStsrsmni •i§ M B "iss REGULATED HEAT ENSURES PERFECT COOSING 'S&majss&BSBEsasasM. .klllBl] , B \ It bakes, roasts, boils, frys, . low cost. We will demonstrate Hie Ncw.P, Each burner of ihe New Per- - . faction Oil Cook Stove is -easi')' . regulated for any heat — low, , - medium or high,-and needs ivj watching. Clean, regular..heat makes cooking just right. NEW PERFECTION OjJCoafs Sieves and Ovens • A NEW PERFECTION means a clean -Kitchen.antl less work.• ISTo fire to buihl, 110 dirt io clean ill', no-ashes to carry out. 'rills ..and-: toasts perfectly at a ■ there's every dity UOR a quicker switch oyer for ' knockless sower . . , for more WORK, use VOCO Power. You'll cover chains more per gallon . . . more acreage for no extra cost. ? To save money in running your trac tor to avoid carbon deposi...
NO RAILWAY REBATES If Farmers Transport Wool By Road [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 20 March 1930
NO RAILWAY REBATES If Farmers Transport Wool By Road The attitude of farmers who claim a rebate when they use the railways for transporting starving sheep, and then send their, wool to market by road, wasr sharply,, criticised by the I Chief Railway Commissioner' (Mr. V>\ | J. Cleary) - when speaking- at a lun cheon of the Electrical Association of N.S:W. "We shall see to it that this.prac docs not go one," said Mr. Cleary Railway: rates, had -been fixed wi-lv an eye to alleviating the troubles '-f the, man on.tlie land. The Stale had -••:xod- low. rates for .many . primary products.. and to balance the ledgers other rates were proportionately, high or. Meantime, an inevitable advance in the technique of road transport had forced the railways into an in vidious position, in which they had to face unequal competition. Tile- situation' .-would liave -to be met, lie.'said, by power being given to h'm to effect a logical readjust ment of ('.'ates. .■■.Although only at the beginning: ...
PERSONAL PARS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh — 20 March 1930
PERSONAL PARS Congratulations aj-e being show ered on Mr. and Mrs. C. East on the arrival of a baby boy * * * « Quite one of the busiest men in oar little township is Mr. N. O; Kingsiley, who is devoting^ great deal of time, an-anging details, etc. of the Show and Sports Carnival, which' is being held on the 23rd arid 24th May next. ». * ' # . ♦ ' Happiness has reached yet another Gulargambone home, and Mr. and Mrs;' J. T. Herring are receiving congratulations': on the jbirth of a baby boy# ' . Mr. CI T-. Ferguson, of Gulargam bone Station, who has been absent for "the purpose of receiving treat ment for his eyeSj has returned to Gulargambone. . , • * • ■ •After: a short..holiday spent in Syd ney, Mrs. J. Hourn has returned to Gulargambone. : * 4 it » Mr; and Mrs_ A. Owens are re -cciving congratulations on the arrival of a baby boy. ■■:■■■■ m. ■ '* * ■ At the time of writing, Mr._ and Mrs. A, W. Armstrong are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. Blackman. « m % * . Passengers by Monday's ...