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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago - 1st April 1922

DEATH. – A half-caste child named Davis, aged 2 years, died in the local Hospital on Monday from double pneumonia.

SUNKEN ROCK. – Messrs. Warne and Judd, fishermen, discovered a sunken rock off Montague Island. In some quarters it is supposed to be identical with the one the Aughinish struck. The rock is about 35ft square and carries from 12 to 14ft of water.

ACCIDENT. - Mr. W. Sebbens, who had two fingers of his right hand badly crushed by being jammed between a log and a chock at Mitchell’s Moggendoura Sawmill, had to have both amputated at the first joint. We are pleased to state that the injured members are healing satisfactorily.

NERRIGUNDAH. – (From our Correspondent). On the 22nd March at Nerrigundah there passed away at the ripe old age of 85 years, Charles McVeity, eldest member of that respected pioneer family of brothers, who in the early sixties, when the goldfield was in its prime, came to Nerrigundah and settled down to follow mining pursuits. The McVeity brothers were widely and favorably known for their honesty and charity, and in the early days undertook some big ventures in search of gold. One which proved a great success and found employment for many miners, was a water-race which brought water from the head of the Gulph Creek around the sides of the hills for upwards of six miles. This water was used for sluicing the alluvial deposits, by which means a large quantity of gold was won. The deceased leaves a widow and one brother at Nerrigundah, and nieces and nephews at Wandella. Predeceased brothers were the late John, of Wandella, and Michael, of Nerrigundah. …

STATE ELECTION RESULTS. – Saturday (polling day) passed off quietly and without incident in Moruya. From opening to the closing of the booth cars were engaged by the different parties in conveying voters to the seat of judgement. The polling in Moruya was very heavy, 586 votes being recorded, as against 401 on 20th March, 1920. …

AUCTION SALE. – On the Farm, Turlinjah, known as P. White’s at 2 o’clock, THURSDAY, 6th APRIL: S. W. BATE has received instructions from the Morgagees to sell by public auction 4 blocks; in all 186 ½ acres Freehold; parish Congo, county Dampier. Improvements – House and shed; 95 acres ringbarked; 32 acres cleared; about 150 chains fencing; small orchard; watered by Stoney Creek. Terms: - A small deposit, balance in thirty (30) years; half-yearly instalments.

Above: an advertisement from this issue and a photo of Glass House Rocks and

Montague Island


NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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