The Railway Station ‘Hurstbridge,” shouted the porter, as the electric mail train was brought to a standstill at 9.15 a.m.
Local History (On This Day)
At a meeting last week the Footballers Cricket club was re-formed and the following office-bearers were re-elected: President, Mr. F. Thomson; vice-president, Mr. Manchester; Secretary, Mr. Ray Coller; treasurer, Mr. J. Upton; delegates, Messrs K. Bradford and J. Upton; patrons Messrs W. H. Everard, H. A. Davies and Geo. Robertson.
Queenstown vs Kinglake
On Sunday next [March 22, 1936] the women’s cricket team, the Raymonds will play Kinglake on the home ground. Afternoon tea will be provided by the Ladies’ committee of the Kinglake Cricket Club.
A skull and some bones were found in a deep gully about five miles from Kinglake on Sunday. From fragments of clothing and an ornamental medal found near the bones it is believed that the remains are those of A. J. Law, aged about 45 years, of West Coburg, who wandered from a sustenance camp at Queenstown in September.
Arrangements have been made for construction of motor roads to the Sugarloaf
Peak and the Mason’s Fall and gorge, Kinglake National Park. These, roads will be ready by Easter, and sheds built built as soon as possible.
The usual meeting of the Eltham Shire Council was held on Monday. Present-Crs. A. H. Price, J. Ryan, H.Rutter, H. Hewitt, W. Lorimer, E. J. Andrew, J. Smedley, the shire secretary (Mr. P. J. McMahon), and the engineer (Mr. Ben Johnson).
The president (Cr. Hubbard) being absent, Cr. Price was elected chairman.
Sir, With reference to Mr T. F. Bentley’s letter on Friday, I may point out that the Railways Standing Committee are not now considering a railway to Yea, but how they can find a route which will best serve Kinglake. Mr Bentley is advocating an extension to Yea but once the Kinglake tableland is reached this presents no difficulty.
An entertainment was held in the Kinglake Hall on Friday, September 15, the proceeds of which were in aid of the widow and child of the late Bert McDonald.
A picnic, in connection with the Kinglake Sunday school and Bible class, was held on the Recreation Ground, Kinglake East, on Monday, Feb. 14th, 1910.