Author: Melissa Walsh

THE Frankston police have patrolled the beach at Carrum daily in the hope of finding the bodies of John Montgomery Robinson and Andrew McNeil, the two lads who are believed to have been drowned while fishing off the foreshore on 1st April, but so far the search has been without success. Anyone finding pieces of clothing or any thing in the locality that might help to determine the fate of the boys is requested to communicate with the Frankston police. *** IN accordance with our usual custom our next issue will be published on Thursday evening instead of Friday evening,…

WE are pleased to note that two members of families residing in Frankston, have, by passing the Senior Public examinations and matriculating, become undergraduates of the Melbourne University. They are Miss Elsie Young, daughter of the proprietor of this paper, and Sydney Plowman, son of Dr Plowman. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their monthly sale at Somerville. on Wednesday next, when they will have a good yarding of stock, including a number of pigs. *** MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold a clearing sale at Shoreham, under instructions from Mr Geo. Baynton, on Wednesday next, commencing at…

FOR eight decades the neon Skipping Girl Vinegar sign has delighted children and adults as it lights up the streets of inner city Melbourne, at Abbotsford. The girl known as Little Audrey – the original Skipping Girl – lives at Sorrento. Irene Barron, 94, was the model for what became Australia’s first animated neon sign while working as a young artist for Neon Electric Signs. “I was nearly 14 when I started there after winning a drawing competition. The prize was you got to work there,” Mrs Barron said. “I was the smallest there and so they wanted someone to…

SURGICAL circles in Great Britain unstintedly attribute to Major Scot Skirving, of Sydney, the performance of a remarkable and successful operation at Millbank Military Hospital.  The Major extracted a bullet from the heart of Private Houlder. Houlder was told he might live for two months, but he preferred to accept the surgeon’s offer to perform an operation, although he was told he had only a “100 to 1” chance.   He said goodbye to his comrades in the ward cheerfully, and the operation was performed. Houlder survived, and he is progressing satisfactorily. *** MR W. J. Oates was sworn in…

APPROVAL has been given by the State Cabinet to the preparation of a scheme by the Water Commission for the supply of water to the Flinders Naval Base, and a number of towns in the Mornington Peninsula. The supply, it is suggested should come from the Bunyip River, but before this can be finally decided further surveys will have to be made. The cost of the scheme will probably run from £160,000 to £170,000. It has been intimated, however, that the State Treasurer is not willing to find that sum unless the Federal authorities are prepared to make satisfactory arrangements…

A farewell and presentation concert takes place at the Recreation Hall, on Saturday evening, March 18th, to Driver Alf Clarke, Gunner H. G. Upton, and Lance Corporal F.Knox, all of whom are in active training. As all these lads are popular, a bumper house is expected. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their initial sale at Tanti yards on Monday next, commencing at 12.30 o’clock. *** WORD has been received by Mr Patterson, of Frankston, that his son George is at present suffering from illness, and is in the Heliopolis Hospital. *** THE Rev D. Gilchrist of St Andrew’s…

A lady resident of Frankston had a rather exciting time on Sunday last. While proceeding to church, through the park, she was confronted with two snakes. Though somewhat frightened she pluckily went for the reptiles, and succeeded in killing one with her umbrella, which was smashed in the encounter. The other snake managed to escape. The reptiles were about three feet long. *** THE employees of the Richmond Woollen Mills intend holding their annual picnic in the Frankston Park, on Saturday next, 18th March. *** THE committee of the Moorooduc Sports has decided not to hold sports this year owing…

IT HAS been two years since fire destroyed the cafe at Heronswood in Dromana, but owners Clive and Penny Blazey and their team, are back in full swing with the first festival of the year this week. The Heronswood Harvest Festival will celebrate the heirloom harvest at the home of the Diggers Club, acknowledged as one of Victoria’s most beautiful gardens and elegant historical homes. The festival will run over two days, 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, including free gardening workshops, garden tours and a tomato taste test. “Visitors can enjoy a relaxing lunch on the pool lawn showcasing seasonal produce…

ENTRIES for the Somerville Fruit Show close on Saturday next, 11th March. The schedules of prizes and all particulars may be obtained from Mr S. S. Gault, at his office, Somerville. *** REV G. A. Kitchen, who has been away for a fortnight’s holiday, has returned, and will again take up his work in Frankston as usual. *** THE friends of Mr D. Petrie, of Frankston, will regret to hear that he is confined to his bed with a serious illness. We hope that he will soon be on the road to recovery, and able to resume his work. *** MRS Unthank, relict of…

A very serious accident happened to a young man named Robert Potts, on Saturday morning at the level crossing at the Somerville railway station. It seems that he was driving a cart from the town ship towards home, and when about to cross over the line his attention was diverted by some horses playing up in the railway yard, and he did not perceive the midday train which was then approaching and before he could get clear the engine dashed into the cart, which was smashed to fragments. He sustained a compound fracture of the skull, the head being terribly…

THE Presbyterian services throughout the district will be conducted on Sunday next by Mr A. M’Allan as here advertised. Mr McDonald, who was called away from his examination to attend the funeral of a brother who died with tragic suddenness, hopes to resume his work on the following Sunday. *** THE anniversary of the Langwarrin Methodist Church was held on Wednesday evening in the church, when there was a crowded attendance. Rev R. Jackson occupied the chair, and a good programme of songs, recitations etc was gone through. Light refreshments were handed round during the evening, and the proceeds terminated…

IN the 139th list published last week the name of Private Frayne, of Tyabb, appears among those who are ill. *** MR Alf. S. Wesley notifies his friends, through our advertising columns, that he has secured a renewal of license for an extended term, of Kirkpatrick’s Hotel, on the Esplanade, Mornington. *** IN response to a request from the committee of the Somerville show, Major Campbell has altered the date of the sale of furnishings at “Amesfield Park” from Wednesday, 15th March, (that being show day) to Monday, 18th March. *** THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will…

THE Chinese Association intend holding their annual picnic in the Frankston Park, today. *** MESSRS Alex Scott and Co will hold their monthly sale at Tanti, on Monday next, when a good yarding of stock is advertised. *** HOLDERS of tobacco licenses are reminded that their licenses have now expired, and anyone selling tobacco without a license is likely to prosecution. *** IN the 138th casualty list, published in Melbourne on Thursday morning, appears the name of Private W. H. B. Daw, of Mornington. He is at present in the 1st A.G.H. Heliopolis. *** THE Rev J. H. Dawe, Presbyterian…

MR Jas Croskell, a very old resident of Frankston, departed this life last week at the ripe age of 84 years. An extended notice will appear in our next issue. *** THE “Wattles” Club will give one of their popular socials and dances in the Frankston Mechanics this (Saturday) evening, the proceeds being devoted to the fund for sick and wounded soldiers. *** ON Monday next (A.N.A.Day) a grand fete will be held at Tyabb in aid of the Red Cross funds. The Hastings Band will enliven proceedings during the day, and the ladies have made special arrangements to have…

MRS J Millard has received a cable this week from her grandson, Sergeant Alex Kerr, to the effect that he was leaving for Australia after having been wounded in the head at Gallipoli. *** A number of wounded soldiers were entertained by “The Wattles” Club at the Park, Frankston, on last Sunday afternoon, when a most enjoyable time was spent. *** THE Dramatic entertainment advertised to take place at Somerville this evening, in aid of the Red Cross, has been postponed on account of the recruiting meeting being held the same evening. *** AT the special meeting of the Somerville…

AN extraordinary meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers Horticultural and Agricultural Association will be held on Monday next, at 8 p.m, in the Somerville Hall, to consider the advisability of holding the annual show and other business. Ladies are cordially invited to attend. *** MR James St George Sproule, youngest son of Mrs Sproule, Flinders, and the late Mr James Sproule has obtained a commission in the Royal Field artillery. He was wounded four times in Gallipoli and went to England after diphtheria, where he now is to train. *** ANNIVERSARY services in connection with the Frankston Methodist Church will be…

WITH this issue we present our readers with a sheet almanac for 1916. *** THE room heater raffled by Mrs C Grant, for the Somerville Red Cross Society, was won by Miss Nellie Bell. *** THE annual balance sheet of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings is published on the fourth part of this issue. *** “THE liquor traffic is the most powerful as it is one of the most degrading agencies for making money by the corruption of one’s fellow creatures.” —Right Hon Lord Milner, G.C.B. *** ACCORDING to our usual custom, in order that our employees may have…

A full report of the Shepherd-Jones wedding, at Tyabb will appear in our next issue. *** THE drawing for the suit from Messrs Lincoln Stuart of Melbourne will take place in Somerville Park on Saturday next, at the Garden Fete. *** THE Cigar bowl and tray raffled by Miss Butler in aid of Langwarrin Soldiers’ Xmas Dinner, was won by Mr A. Patterson, Davey St Frankston. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold a clearing up sale of furniture and sundries at their rooms, Bay St, on Wednesday next, also a number of good lines of poultry. *** GOOD entries…

A wire has been received by the friends of Sergeant Alex O. Kerr, that he is sick, and was removed to Malta by the hospital ship, on the 29th November. *** MISS Beatrice Andrews has succeeded in passing the junior division of the Trinity College of Music, London. This is the second examination Miss Andrews has passed this year. *** INTENDING competitors at the Frankston New Year’s Day Sports are reminded that entries for the wood chops close on Monday next, 13th inst. and for the Pedestrian and Wheel events on Thursday December 16th. *** IN the latest casualty list…

MAYGAN Garland is 19. She has just completed year 12 and loves fashion and writing. However, unlike many others her age Maygan has always faced challenges. “It was the happiest day of my life when I gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She grew and did all the things you would expect and people would stop me in the street to tell me what a beautiful baby she was,” Maygan’s mother Fiona Garland says. “One night she got sick and my baby girl’s whole life changed. By morning, Maygan was in an induced coma fighting for her life. “She…

ON and after 1st inst, the morning mail for Melbourne will close at 9.15 a.m, in lieu of 7.55 a.m. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold a clearing sale at the Mechanics’ Institute, Mornington on Friday next of household furnishings in the assigned estate of Mrs A. E. Bell. *** THE “Wattle,” Club will hold a euchre party and dance in aid of the Wounded Soldiers’ fund, in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on  Saturday 11th inst. Good prizes will be given to the successful players and at the conclusion of the play a short dance will be held. ***…

THE Frankston and Hastings Council will hold its monthly meeting at Somerville on Thursday next. *** DRIVER A. G. Young returned from the front by the hospital ship which arrived in the Bay on Monday last. He has been in the front since the landing, and owing to an attack of enteric fever was invalided home. His friends were very pleased to meet him and to see him looking so well after all he has gone through. *** THE residents of Frankston will be provided with a pleasent evening’s amusement on Wednesday next, when the Empire Photo Play Co will…

If you love Bruce Springsteen then you don’t want to miss Thunder Road ‘The songs of Bruce Springsteen’ at The Grand Hotel on November 20. Without a doubt Australia’s number one Bruce Springsteen tribute band, Thunder Road capture the magic of a true live Bruce Springsteen show in all its rocking glory. Thunder Road take their audiences on a musical journey through Bruce’s entire career. Playing all of Bruce’s classic hits from ‘Born to Run’ and ‘Born in the USA’ through to his current day releases. Talented Mornington musician, Gavin Leadbetter from Nepean Music heads up a full seven piece…

THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers Association will be held on Monday evening next, when Mr T M Burke will deliver an address on cooperation. *** WORD has been received that Private F. A. Murray, of Somerville, has been wounded in the forehead while at the front at Anzac. It is not known whether the wound is serious or not. *** A welcome home social will be tendered to Private E. A. Berry at the Langwarrin Hall this evening, and at the same time a farewell and presentation will be given to Gunner Wm. Evans. A good programme is…

THE Langwarrin branch of the Red Cross Society report a steady response   to their appeal for funds, over £5 being contributed for the last month. At a working bee arranged by Mrs Williams, of Ruperstan, an average attendance of twelve assisted in making sand bags for the trenches. *** A welcome home social will be tendered to Private E. A. Berry, who has returned invalided from   the front, and also a farewell and presentation will be given to Gunner Wm Evans, who has enlisted, on Saturday, 20th inst, in the Langwarrin Recreation Hall. *** REV Adamson, of Melbourne,…

THE annual meeting of the Tyabb Annual Picnic will be held on Monday evening next at 8 o’clock. *** THE “Wattles” Club are holding one of their popular dances tonight (Saturday) when a good time is expected. One shilling will be charged for admission, and a good supper will be provided. *** WORD has been received at the Frankston Post Office, that on and after the 1st November mails will be due at Frankston at 2.39 p.m. daily, in lieu of 6.11 p.m. as formerly. *** WE have received some schedules and entry forms, relating to the Moorabin Show which…

MESSRS A. Scott and Co. will hold their usual monthly sale at Tanti on Monday, when there will be a good muster of cattle, etc., as   advertised. *** OWING to Tuesday next, November 2 (Cup Day), being proclaimed a public holiday there will only be the one delivery of letters—in the morning—at Frankston Post Office. There will also be only the morning despatch of mails. *** THE monthly meeting of the Frankston and Hastings Shire Council will be held at Somerville on Thursday next, at which tenders will be received for a number of works which are advertised in…

Daryl Braithwaite and band will be performing at the Chelsea Heights Hotel on November 2. Braithwaite, the former Countdown King of Pop is looking forward to returning to the Chelsea Heights, where they have always had a great reception. “We are heading to the Chelsea Heights again, which is a great gig. The venue is terrific with lots of space and a great sound,” says Braithwaite. “It’s the audience that make it and the Chelsea Heights always delivers.” Braithwaite has spent most of his life doing what he loves, and after more than 40 years in the music industry, is…

PRIVATE A. McArthur, of Mornington, is reported wounded. *** ON account of the ordinary train being cancelled on Saturday, the mails will arrive at 5.14, and be delivered up to 6 pm at the local post office, *** DR and Mrs Maxwell are at present spending a holiday at Healesville. Dr Bartram is attending to duties in the meantime. *** THE monthly meeting of the Somerville Horticultural Society will be held on Monday evening next, when Mr T. M. Bourke will deliver a lecture on co-operation. *** A welcome home, will be given Lieutenant Fisher, Sergeant Polglase and Private O.…

PROFESSOR C. Mudd will hold services in connection with the Methodist Home Missions on Sunday, 24th inst. He will preach at Frankston in the morning, Langwarrin in the afternoon and Somerville in the evening. *** A bazaar in aid of the Church of England renovation fund will be opened in the Hastings Town Hall on Friday evening next at 7.30 o’clock, and will be continued on Saturday afternoon and evening.  The local band will play selections during both evenings. We understand there will be a good display of useful and fancy articles on the various stalls, which will be offered…