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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

100 Years Ago - March 10th 1923

IN every respect the recent Tilba Show was one of the most successful yet held on the South Coast.

Above: from the Corkhill Collection published in 'Negatives of Glass' is of the 1908 show at Tilba.

TO augment the funds of St. Patricks Day Sports in aid of the Catholic Church Fund, the energetic Secretary, Mr. C. Carter organized a very successful euchre party and dance in the Mechanics on Monday night. 80 players participated in the tournament which resulted in Mrs. Rolfe carrying off the lady’s trophy – an umbrella presented by Mr. F. Russell. Mr. H. McIntosh defeating his opponents, secured the gentlemen’s prize – a cheese donated by Mr. R. B. Heffernan. Messrs. C. Carter and R. Sebbens ably managed the tables whilst Mr. F. Russell had charge of the door. Supplied by the lady parishioners, dainty refreshments were served prior to the commencement of dancing, which was indulged in for a few hours.

ONE of the best shows that ever visited this district was Worley Bros’. Circus which opened with a good house on Tuesday night. The star performer was Miss Ethel Ashton, and her clever and thrilling aerial acts were loudly applauded. There was a splendid exhibition of high jumping by War Bond who cleared the bar at 6ft 3in. … A special feature of interest to the youngsters was a West African Mandrill, a peculiarly marked baboon, which was exhibited as a side show. A camel was also a curiosity to those who had never seen a “ship of the desert.”

AFTER a painful illness of eight months’ duration, Mrs. Helena Bown, wife of Mr. Elijah Bown of Turlinjah, passed peacefully away at Claremore Private Hospital, Darlinghurst on Friday, 2nd inst. Deceased, who was 59 years of age, was a native of Cornwall, England and came to this country with her sister, the late Mrs. W. Coman, when a young girl. She was noted for her benevolent spirit and many who benefitted by her generosity will regret to hear of her demise. Left to mourn their irreparable loss are a widower, one son, Mr. Cletus Bown, and two daughters, Mrs. L. Graham (Moruya) and Miss Bessie Bown (Turlinjah). …

ON Thursday, 15th ult., Miss Emily Blundell, of Araluen, and Mr. Tom Berriman, of Bodalla, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. Mr. Whiteman, of Moruya. …

Advertisment. PUBLIC INDIGNATION MEETING – A public indignation meeting will be held at the Old Shire Hall, Page St., on Wednesday next 14th instant, at 8pm., to protect against the abolition of the Broulee Pastures Protection Board, and the merging of the same into the Braidwood Board. T. FLOOD, President Eurobodalla Shire.

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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