Mrs Fielder opens a school of graceful dancing for children


BY advertisement in another column Mrs J. H. Fielder announces that she is opening a school of graceful dancing for children, and will be pleased to interview parents of prospective pupils at “Erinville”, Playne Street, Frankston. 

Mrs Fielder, with her five years’ experience under J. C. Williamson’s former pupil, Miss Brennan, comes to the district with the highest credentials, and her advent will no doubt be welcomed by parents anxious for improvement in the general department of their children. 

Classes will commence on Tuesday, 25th March.


ON Sunday next in the Frankston Methodist Church Harvest Festival Services will be conducted at 11a.m and 7p.m by the Rev E. Tonkin. 

On Monday following at 8p.m the gifts of fruit etc. will be sold.

The Harvest Festival services at Langwarrin Methodist church passed off successfully on Sunday last there being good congregations at both services. 

The fruit and produce were sold by ‘Bruce’ auction on the following evening and realised between £9 and £10.


WE are requested to announce that the committee meeting of the Frankston branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation will be held next Thursday evening to make arrangements for holding a public meeting which has been delayed owing to influenza restrictions.


THE postponed “Welcome Home” social and presentation to our Returned Soldiers will be held in the Recreation Hall, Langwarrin, on the 22nd. inst. 

The promoters are confident that the public will roll up and give a hearty welcome to “the boys”.

A first class programme has been arranged and supper will be provided.


MOVING Pictures – On Wednesday evening next in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall, a high class entertainment will be given in aid of the Memorial Hall to be erected in Frankston. 

The pictures are spoken of as being an exceptionally fine series and the Returned Soldiers are working to secure a crowded house for the occasion.


MORNINGTON Branch of Returned Soldiers Association – It is announced in our advertising columns that a special meeting will be held in the Mechanics’ Hall, Mornington, on 18th March, to form a branch of the R.S. and S.I.L.A. 

Delegates will be present from headquarters and all returned soldiers of Mornington and district are urgently requested to forward their names to Mr J. Connop, the association’s representative at Mornington.


THE Committee of the patriotic gymkhana recently held or Frankston met on Friday evening last to receive the balance sheet, Cr. Oates presiding.

The treasurer’s statement showed that a net profit of £380 2s 6d had been made, and this amount will be handed over to the local Repatriation Committee. 

Mr T. Ritchie in expressing appreciation of the the achievement, made the happy suggestion that a letter of thanks be presented to the hon. secretary, (Mr T. J. McMurtrie), Major Conder and Sergeant Watts for the very special assistance rendered by them in attaining success.

The idea was heartily approved and Mr Jennings was deputed to attend to the matter. 

The full financial statement appears in another column.


NOMINATIONS for the seat in the Centre Riding of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings rendered vacant by the resignation of Cr Jos. Unthank, close on Thursday, 20th. March at 4 o’clock, p.m. with the Returning Officer, Cr Chas Murray at Somerille. 

It is not likely that there will he a plethora of candidates for the position particularly in view of the fact that a considerable section of the ratepayers are anxious to secure the nomination of Mr Charles Thornell, of Somerville.

Mr Thornell has by no means definitely decided to accede to the wishes of his friends, and we hear it is now proposed to present him with a numerously signed requisition as an earnest of the ratepayers general desire to secure his nomination. 

Mr Thornell is a member of a well known and highly respected Somerville family and his selection for the office of Councillor is likely to meet with general acceptance.


THE last patient in the temporary influenia hospital which had been established at the State School, Frankston, was on Saturday March 8th transferred to the Brighton influenza hospital. 

The Frankston hospital had been fully equipped to receive a large number of patients both male and female in order to meet all requirements but three only were admitted. 

Cr Mason who as secretary of the shire committee deserves praise for the excellent manner in which he carried out the necessary organisation, presented the committee’s report at last Coun cil meeting and same appears in another column. 

The report very rightly expresses appreciation of the services rendered by Dr Sidney Plowman as medical officer of the hospital, Miss Gallus a trained nurse, who took charge of the nursing and Mrs A. W. Taylor who assisted in the nursing. 

The school building has now been thoroughly disinfected and will be ready to receive all pupils next Monday.


CRICKET. Tyabb V. French Island.

A very enjoyable cricket match took place at the Tyabb Recreation Ground last Saturday afternoon between the local team and one from French Island. 

The visitors and their friends journeyed by boat across to Stony Point, thence by train to Tyabb.

On arrival the visitors were entertained at lunch by the local ladies, and at the conclusion of the match at afternoon tea. 

Mr P. Davon, on behalf of the French Island team, thanked the residents for their hospitality, to which Mr. G. G. Cole suitably responded. The visitors then caught the train to Stony Point for home. 

The cricket match resulted in a narrow victory for Tyabb by 2 runs.


NOTICE. Anyone found taking Hay or Wood out of any of my Paddocks, or found trespassing, with or without dogs or guns will be Prosecuted.

N. C. HOLDSWORTH, “Weerona” Mornington Junction.


WANTED, by Returned Soldier, Employment, anxious to do anything – Apply “Anxious,” Standard Office.


LOST, in Frankston, on Sunday. Envelope containing Two Military Discharges: Reward. Apply Office of this Paper.


LOST. Red Bullock, turned horns. Apply Coxall, Frankston.


WANTED TO BUY – PIANO. Cash before leaving house. Iron Frame.

State price. No humbug. Reply to

PIANO. Flankston P.O.


WANTED TO BUY – Double Disc Plow, Spring Tooth Harrows, 10-Disc Drill, in good order – J. Scott, Hallam.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 15 March 1919

First published in the Mornington News – 12 March 2019


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