News from 100 years ago – 22 October 1921

PROCLAMATION. – A proclamation has been gazetted which makes it an offence to pluck wild flowers except by cutting. A person cannot pick wild flowers on private land except with the permission of the owner. A close season will be provided for certain wild flowers.

SALMA GUNDY TEA. – Artistically decorated with roses were the spacious rooms of “Eversley,” the residence of Mrs. John Emmott, on Tuesday, when a merry time was had at a Salma Gundy afternoon tea. The charming hostess, Mrs. Gregg, assisted by Mrs. G. A. Sanders, her co-partner in the toy stall at the forthcoming C.E. Bazaar, for which purpose the stall was held, dispensed the daintiest of dainty refreshments to the large number of guests present. Miss Tranent was the lucky winner of a dainty prize given for the Salma Gundy competition, with her cousin, Mrs. E. Hawdon, second.

TILBA TILBA water supply, drawn from the springs of Mt. Dromedary, has a pressure of 80lbs. to the square inch. 2000ft. of new piping has just been installed, and there are now available 40,000 gallons daily.

Central Tilba with Mt. Dromedary (Gulaga) in the background

The banns of marriage of Mr. G. Bishop, of Glenduart, Moruya, and Miss Merle Hutchinson, of Sydney, were read in the Sacred Heart Church on Sunday.

SUCCESSFUL OPERATION. – We are very pleased to report that Mr. ‘Jack’ Skehan, of Mullenderree, who was operated on at Lewishham Hospital last week for an affection of the throat, and whose life for a time was despaired of, is now improving.

MOGO. – (From our Correspondent). It is with great regret that I have to report the death of Mr. M. Maloney. That dreaded pneumonia did its deadly work, and despite unfailing medical aid and careful nursing our friend passed away on Friday evening. The funeral service was performed in the local cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Father McCormack officiating at the graveside. Mr. Mac Maloney, brother of the deceased, is also suffering from the same complaint, and at times grave fears were entertained for his recovery. Happily, now he seems to be on the highroad to health. Sincere sympathy is felt for the mother, Mrs. Maloney, and family, and it is tragic that all these people are visitors to Mogo, and that on arrival the two sons should have been smitten down. Deceased came down from Sydney to see his sick brother and at once contracted the fell disease. It is to be earnestly hoped that this severe influx of contagious malady, which has so terribly visited us, will pass off, but residents are asked to see that all sanitary arrangements are satisfactory – the Shire Council would do well to investigate the matter.                                                                                          
 In consequence of the above death the cricket match, arranged to have been contested between Mogo and Bateman’s Bay on Saturday was postponed.

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