Miss Carmody dislocates elbow in French Island accident


ON Sunday afternoon, May 4th a painful accident occurred at Tankerton to Miss A. Carmody, who is a visitor to the island, and staying with Mr. R. T. McGuigan, of “The Springs”, Fairhaven.

She was stepping out of a vehicle, when, by some mischance, she slipped and fell backwards, dislocating the elbow.

Aid was quickly brought to the young lady, and the elbow put back, which is on the right way to recovery again now.


TO the funds of the Anzac Appeal the Frankston Progress Association at its last meeting donated £1 1s from its funds.

Mr J. B. Jolly the president of the association, personally has added a further £1 1s to the donation on his own behalf.

The Progress association has therefore set a good example to other organisations in the town; and the local anzac appeal committee are hopeful of receiving other donanations from public bodies and clubs established in our town.

The object of the appeal is truly a worthy one.


A FINE collection of trophies to be presented to prize winners in the forthcoming Peace Pageant is on view in Mr Dalman’s shop window.

There are seventeen prizes in all and Miss Gregory, who made the selection on behalf of the committee is to be complimented on the excellence of her choice.


THE winners of the recent euchre tournament (Mrs McSweeney and Mr J. C. Murphy,) held in connection with the Returned Soldiers League at Frankston have been presented with the prizes promised for the occasion.

The lady received a handsome silver plated toilet set and Mr Murphy with a silver mounted umbrella.

The substantial value of these gifts is quite quite in keeping with the well known generosity of the donor – Mrs Maloney of the Pier Hotel.


THE public of Frankston do not intend Major Conder to depart from the district without showing in some measure the high esteem in which he is held by all classes of the community.

On Monday night next a public social will be tendered him in the Mechanics’ Hall when he will be presented with an address from the citizens, and on the following Thursday 22nd inst. he will be entertained at a banquet at the Pier Hotel.

Tickets for the latter function are being readily disposed of and to avoid disappointment any one desirous of being present should make early application to the hon. sec. (Mr T. J .McMurtrie) or the chairman of the committee (Cr W. J. Oates.)


HEARD on the train

That the Frankston programme for the Anzac appeal is creating general interest. That the first fixture is billed for to-night (Saturday) in the Frankston Hall.

That the “ugly man” competition is being keenly contested. That the supporters of “Mark” are confident of an easy victory.

That Mark himself thinks he stands a very fair chance. That he says he has been waiting for something like this to turn up, ever since he was born.

That the public farewell and presentation to be tendered to Major Conder in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Monday night next should attract a large gathering.

That the ladies are working enthusiastically and intend making the occasion one worthy of remembrance.

That Major Condor is to be banqueted by the Frankston Male fraternity on the 22nd inst.

That local arrangements for Peace celebrations have been completed in almost every detail.

That the Germans will incur the displeasure of the Committee if they don’t hurry up and sign the Allies Peace terms.

That Dandenong has decided to join in with the Peninsula Water supply scheme.

That Moorabin Council is enquiring on what terms and conditions water from the Bunyip River scheme would be supplied to the Moorabbin district, and whether the department was prepared to take over the council’s existing scheme.


MRS Gregory, of “Malunnah”, Frankston, has not been making the progress towards complete health her friends hoped for, and on Wednesday last she entered St. Ives Hospital to undergo a special course of treatment.

Mr and Mrs Ed. McComb, who have been suffering from influenza for some weeks, are now well enough to return to their home. Their eldest son, who is in the Chelsea hospital, is not so well, and his condition is still giving cause for anxiety.

Mr Geo. Barnett, who is an inmate of St. Pancras private hospital, is stated to be making satisfactory progress towards recovery.



THE football season was opened here last Saturday when Balnarring defeated the locals by a substantial total.

The game, however, was not so one-sided as the scores appear to indicate.

The Balnarring team contained a number of veterans who played well together and caused Somerville trouble all day.

The Somerville lads lacked cohesion and system but being young players that is only to be expected.

When a number of their old players are incorporated in the team again improvement will be effected.

Somerville players and chief faults were wandering from their places and allowing their opponents to get to the ball first.

Instead of racing for the ball, a player would frequently stand back and allow his opponent to get it and then endeavor to stop him. Generally this policy is bad.

The Balnarring ruck dominated the game all day, “Tiny” Buckley proving a tower of strength to them.

All day he got the ball at the throw in and passed it to a man either in front or behind. This was the chief factor in Somerville’s defeat.

The first quarter was fairly even the scores at the conclusion being Balnarring 4 points; .Somerville 1 point.

Balnarring had the better of the second quarter and scored 3 goals 1 behind to 1 behind, the scores at half time being Balnarring 3.11; Somerville 0.2.

Somerville made a rally during the third quarter but could not manage to find the goal opening.

They scored 4 behinds to their opponents 2.2., the scores at three quarter time being Balnarring 5.11; Somerville 0.6.

Somerville played their best during the final term and although they only scored 1 goal they had the ball within a yard of the goal line on a number of occasions.

During the quarter Balnarring bagged 4 goals. The final scores were Balnarring 9.11-65 points; Somerville 1.6-18 points.

For the winners Buckley shone out prominently and others to give him splendid assistance were Van Suylan, Perryman and others.

For the losers W. Griffiths played a splendid game. Johansen and S. McCulloch put in a lot of valuable work during the day while N. Unthank played very consistently throughout.

T. Unthank and W. Lincoln played a fine game until each were crippled.

L. Hutchison, W. Thornell, A. Millington also put in good work and will improve each game.

J. Sheedy was a bit slow at starting but put in some dash during the latter portion of the game.

Smithwick appeared to give satisfaction as umpire and his comment afterwards was that the game was remarkably fair and clean.

It is to be hoped that all the games during the season will be played with the same spirit.


FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 17 May 1919

First published in the Mornington News – 14 May 2019


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