Mr A. Downward ‘indisposed’ after death of daughter


MR. A. Downward,. M. L. A., is seriously indisposed at his residence, Mornington, and his medical adviser has enjoined complete rest.

Last week Mr. Downard suffered a painful shock owing to the sudden death of his second daughter, Ethel, from heart trouble.


A PUBLIC meeting of the residents of Seaford will be held this (Saturday) evening to consider the matter of selecting a school site.


THE sale of Mr Stanley’s property at Bittern, advertised in last issue to take place on September 21st, will now be held on October 5th.

Particulars will appear next issue.


MISS Lillie M Tulloch has been appointed first assistant in the Frankston School, in place of Mis D. Keane, who has been appointed to a similar position at Clayton.


THE usual monthly meeting of all the members of the Frankston Progress Association will be held at the Mechanics at 5pm on Friday, 27th Sep.


SGT. W McMahon, who has been on the recruiting staff at Dandenong for some time, has resigned his position, and has leased the Flinders hotel at Flinders, which he takes over immediately.


THE children of the Frankston School succeeded so well in their effort to help the Caulfield Hospital that they dispatched six boxes of miscellaneous goods, including 61 dozen eggs.

The Head Master, wishes to thank the parents for their generous cooperation.


AN old resident in the person of Mrs Samuel Sherlock, passed peacefully away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs G. W. Baxter, on Monday last at the ripe old age of 85 years.

Deceased, was the relict of, the late Samuel Sherlock, of Mornington, and was the mother of Mr. Andrew Sherlock, Capt Samuel Sherlock, Mrs G. W. Baxter, Mrs Hugh Cameron, and the late Mrs W. R. Frame.

The funeral took place on Wednesday, the mortal remains being laid to rest in the Frankston cemetery.

The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr H. Gamble.


CR MURRAY received word on Saturday that his son, Fred, had been awarded the Military Medal.

Fred received shrapnel wounds in the cheek some little time ago.

This was the fourth time he had been wounded.


KEEN interest is being shown in the Queen Competition started in connection with the Japanese Fair.

The closing date has been fixed for October 9th, when the crowning will take place in the Somerville Hall.

Close competition between the two leading queens is in evidence, and there is a rumour that a dark horse may yet win.

The final figures are awaited with great curiosity.


THE news of the sudden death of Mr Charles W. Murray on Friday evening, September 13th, came as a shock to his many friends, as although he had been suffering for some time from the effects of a paralytic stroke, his health seemed to be improving and no one imagined the end was so near.

Deceased, who was a baker by trade, bad been in business at Langwarrin, Lilydale, Maldon and West Australia, and it was at the latter place that he had the stroke that so vitally undermined his constitution.

From this he recovered sufficiently to be enabled to undertake the journey back here, and since arriving a few months ago had seemed to improve.

During his residence here the deceased had filled many honorary public positions, such as superintendent of the Methodist Sunday School, President and Hon. Sec. Langwarrin Progress Association, and Correspondent of the State School Committee.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended, part of the burial service bing held at the Methodist church.

Deceased who was 53 years of age, leaves a widow, one son and two daughters to mourn their great loss.


THE anniversary concert of the Methodist Sunday School, held at the church on Monday evening, September 16th, attracted a very large attendance.

The weather was all that could he desired, and this, with the pleasure that is associated with children performers made the event a decideIy success.

A lengthy programme was carried through, followed by a coffee supper.


The Great Ocean Road.

The Trust which is controlling this movement, have now made an actual start by employing a survey party on the section which it is proposed to take in hand first, viz. Cape Patten to Lorne (a distance of 18 miles.)

The whole road when completed is to connect up Warrnambool and Barwon Heads (14 miles from Geelong) by means of a road running as near to the ocean as the surveyors consider practicable.

Some portions of road which already exist here and there will be availed of, and other portions have been taken over by the Country Roads Board, but there still remain about 100 miles to be constucted, the estimated cost of which is £150,000

It is proposed to raise this money by voluntary subscriptions.

The road is to be a permanent and lasting memorial to all Victorian soldiers with memorial bridges over the various streams so that everyone who drives along this road will be reminded of the brave men who defended our shores.

Every position in connection with the construction of the road is to be first offered o the physically fit and suitable returned soldiers through the Repatriation Department and it is anticipated that when the war is over a large number of suitable men will be returning.

The five men who are now at work in connection with the survey are all returned soldiers, and were engaged through the Repatriation Department.

On arrival at Apollo Bay (the nearest town at present to their work) a public welcome was accorded to them in the public hall by 300 of the residents, who filed the building to the doors.

Warrant Officer Hassent, a capable and experienced surveyor who is in charge of the party, thanked the residents for their very cordial and enthusiastic welcome and said they were out to prove that returned soldiers were not afraid of work, and that they did not wish to “sponge “on the Country.

A resident of Cape Patten (Mr Ramsden) has lent the party a house, rent free, and altogether the men are delighted with their work and with their congenial surroundings so close to the ocean.

The Great Ocean Road Trust propose to have a Cinema picture 2000 feet long taken at Xmas time, and featuring at the principal beauty spots on the ocean route between Barwon Heads and Warrnambool including waterfalls and fern gullies at Lorne, the Loch Ard Gorge and the Blow Hole at Port Campbell, the Bay of Islands at Petersborough, surf bathing at Torquay, motor boating at Barwon Heads, fishing at Anglesea and Airey’s Inlet. etc.

The cost of the picture is estimated at £150 is afterwards proposed to show it all over Australia.


From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 21 September 1918

As published in the Mornington News – 18 September 2018


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