Home' The Bunyip : November 18th 2015 Contents Page 30 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, November 18, 2015
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
150 YEARS AGO
SERIOUS CART ACCIDENT...Many of our readers will hear
with regret that one of our civil Corporaton employees,
Mr Macarthy, met with a very serious accident while
engaged with the town scavenging cart yesterday - the
horse atached to which boltng, the cart went over his body
and leg, inﬂictng injuries so severe that Dr. Popham, who
was in prompt atendance on the suﬀerer, expressed his
apprehension that he would hardly be got home alive.
On inquiry late last evening, we learned the doctor’s fears
were likely to be conﬁrmed.
100 YEARS AGO
RED CROSS SOCIETY: BRANCH FORMED AT GAWLER
BLOCKS...On Saturday afernoon last several ladies of the
district met in the Gawler Blocks School room to consider the
advisability of forming a branch of the Red Cross Society.
Afer a short discussion it was decided that a branch would
be formed, to aﬃliate with the Gawler one.
It was received that the meetng be held every Saturday
afernoon in the schoolroom, the ﬁrst one to be on the 27th
50 YEARS AGO
THE PERFECT FLUKE...Well-known Gawler High School
teacher Mr Jerrold Doran played the perfect golf shot on
In a round that began at daylight on the north course at
North Adelaide, he holed in one at the 130-yard 15th.
Mr Doran is a one-armed golfer and took up the game only
six months ago.
He was playing on Saturday with Alan Breuer, who is
DENIAL ON RAIL CLOSURES...The District Council of
Angaston has received an assurance from Australian Natonal
Railways that it does not propose to close the railway line
And AN’s general manager of corporate aﬀairs, Dr Fred
Aﬄeck, has advised The Bunyip that AN has no plans to close
any of the local or mid-north lines listed in a recent report in
the Sunday Mail on November 18 and was headed “More SA
rail link closures”.
The story by Doug Peterson listed “… nine regional freight
lines almost certain to be axed within the next few months”.
Local lines to be listed were Roseworthy to Eudunda,
Gawler to Burra, Hamley Bridge to Balaklava and the
Angaston to Gawler broad gauge track.
25 YEARS AGO
10 YEARS AGO
REWARD TO CATCH
businessman has taken
the unprecedented step
of oﬀering a reward to
help catch vandals who
have struck seven tmes in
Tom Zorich said ongoing
vandalism atacks on the
vacant Bedshed building
in Murray Street have
cost him $5000 in damage
and a further $20,000 in
Fed up and frustrated,
he is now oﬀering a
reward for informaton resultng in the arrest and convicton
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The club meets on the second
and fourth Tuesdays of the
month at the Hewett Centre and
the meeting also includes dinner.
The not-for-profit group
provides a supportive and
positive learning experience,
that can help improve
confidence, get you ready for
seminars and interviews and
standing in front of crowds and
audiences at fundraising events.
The Northern Stars Toastmasters
Club is one of many clubs
worldwide that promotes
leadership, learning and
encouragement; you might also
make some new friends.
If you are interested in learning
about Toastmasters (by the
way, it doesn't include toasting
anyone with wine), contact club
president Abby Davis
(0409 830 927).
The next meeting is on Tuesday,
November 24, from 6.45pm at
the Hewett Centre.
The Gawler View Club is having
a fashion parade fundraiser
on Monday, November 23, at
the Gawler Arms hotel, from
The fundraiser and its proceeds
will support the projects
undertaken by the club, some
of which include assisting
helping children break the cycle
of being disadvantaged, helping
encourage leadership and
VIEW, stands for 'voice,
interests and education of
women' and today there are over
20,000 members belonging to
If you are keen to learn more
about VIEW and the great work
it does, call Patricia (8522 3392)
or head to a meeting on the
fourth Monday of the month,
from 10.15am, at the Gawler
The December movie night
fundraiser for the Gawler Health
Foundation is a joint fundraiser
with the Gawler Reconciliation
Action Group, featuring the
latest Star Wars movie, Episode
VII: The Force Awakens.
The night will feature a raffle,
cake stall, pre-movie music and
a silent auction. Tickets are just
$15, with all proceeds assisting
the reconciliation group and the
Tickets are on sale now from the
Gawler Cinema, Sarah (0402
475 737) and Bec (8521 2080).
Out & About
Toasting a birthday
THE Gawler-based Northern Stars Toastmasters Club, led by Abby Davis, has just celebrated its 19th birthday.
Northern Stars Toastmasters Club member
Natalie Mudge standing on a soapbox at
the recent Gawler Village Fair. Natalie had
to stand on the soapbox and talk about a
random topic chosen by a member of the
public, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles in
Victory march, 1919
Riggs Brass Band leading the parade up Murray
Street in celebration of the end of World War I.
The balcony shown was, at the time, attached to
the building now occupied by White Chemists.
To provide more further
informaton about this
photograph, contact Stan
(8523 0158) or email
And, remember, don't throw out your old
photographs, they may be appropriate for the
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