Jubilee week on Y.P
Jubilee Year Is to commemorate the Federation of the States of Australia Into the Commonwealth of Australia. The Duke of Yorke opened the first Federal Parliament at Melbourne on May 9th, 1901, hence the Public Holiday on Wednesday, May 9th, 1951.
Jubilee week is officially recognised as May 7th to May 11th. Most of the larger towns on the Peninsula are making some special effort to commemorate the occasion, and following are details of plans of some of those towns.
(Saturday, April 28) — Election Day — the Maitland Jubilee Committee is holding its big Sports Day, which will be opened by the Hon. C. S. Hincks. There will be a procession of decorated floats, headed by the Maitland Brass Band In its new uniforms. On the oval there are to be a great many attractions— hockey and basketball matches, running, bike races, and a host of other things. The decorated floats will be judged by Mesdamcs T. Playford and C. S. Hincks. The floats, of which it is expected there will be a dozen, promise to be very attractive and varied.
The Maitland Agricultural Bureau plan to enter four motor trucks. The Youth of Maitland will stage theirs in two sections representing youth at work and play. One section will comprise three men in uniform, representing the three branches of the armed services. There will several youths bagsewing. representing industry, and a bevy of girls in evening dress, for beauty. The float will be pulled by a team of lads in bathers, representing a lifesaving crew and health. There will be several humorous floats, but they are not giving their secrets away yet.
There will also be a procession of old and new cars, from a 1914 Ford to a latest model, old and new Austins, and a number of others. The Marshal of the procession will trundle round on a penny farthing bicycle. And there will also be some mystery events. Every section of the community seems to entering into the spirit of the carnival, and to be taking a share in its workings. Proceeds will be for Town Hall Improvements Funds.
Minlaton Primary School
The following programme has been drawn up for the Jubilee Week—May 7th to 11th :
Tuesday there will be a special Jubilee broadcast, followed by Past versus Present Scholars Football and Basketball matches on the Showgrounds.
Tuesday afternoon, parade in fancy dress, decorated prams, bikes, carts, etc., for children. It is hoped that many parents will attend this function.
Friday, Sports in the morning and " Back - to - School" in the afternoon; also mad-hatter parade for children. Parents and old scholars have been Invited to attend, and "old-timers" are requested to wear "childish clothes" and really come "backto-school." Old scholars and teachers 6lll take over for the afternoon—including the band.
Photographs are wanted for the "Rogues' Gallery," that is, old school photos. Will all who Intend "coming back" please get in touch with the Head Teacher (Mr. L. Wadey) ? The Mothers' Welfare Club and the School Committee are co-operating in these arrangements, and a happy time is expected.
It was on July 13th, 1905, that the Hon. R. W. Foster, Commissioner of Public Works, opened the "New" Jetty at Stansbury. Despite the heavy rain during the morning, hundreds of people from miles around drove in for the occasion. The ships "Juno" and "Kooringa" brought not only the official party, but a hundred other visitors. Mr. G. Sherriff (Chairman of the Dalrymple District Council), after thanking Mr. Foster for performing the ceremony, accepted the -control of the jetty on behalf of the Council. The school children, assisted by the Stansbury Brass Band, sang the National Anthem and the Song of Australia.
This, briefly, is an account of an important event in Stansburys' history, enacted so near to the year of Federation (1901) that the Stansbury School intends making its re-enactment an important part of its Jubilee Celebrations. It is hoped to reproduce the opening on Tuesday, May 8th. The bandsmen, in uniform and carrying some of the original instruments, will be there; and the schoolchildren, dressed In those delightfully decorated pinafores, will sing the same songs. There will be mothers with babies in prams of 1901 vintage, and wives looking proudly on their uniformed husbands. Some older people will need to be driven to the celebration by horse and buggy.
Following this, to show the rapid changes within 50 years, a family of 1951 will arrive in Stansbury in the 1951 way, wearing 1951 clothes and doing all the things that the modem family does in this age of material Inventions.
Port Vincent and Curramulka Schools are coming in for the occasion. The celebrations will start in the morning with an 1871 landing, done from Mr. Gill's cutter, the "Sealore." Immediately after the "landing" the party will go to a "black's" camp" to see a native family there.
The second act will pe the opening of the "new" jetty in 1905, and the third, the arrival of a family by Bastln's bus. thus bringing transport methods upto-date. For each scene the children taking part will wear the dress of the period, and a film will be made of the whole set of scenes, which it is hoped the Education Department may later use.
At Yorketown during the same week, there are to be celebrations other than those of the school. These will include a football match between veteran football players and a team of women. 'All players will wear skirts, and the game will be umpired by ex-League Umpire Gus Rohrlg. Amongst the veterans will be "Frog" Whitcher, "Buller" Jaehne and "Brick" Williams.
Other highlights of the celebrations week will be Triangular School Sports; a Grand Procession; Basketball and Football matches; the Jubilee Allcomers' 100-yards Handicap, and Grand Fancy Dress Masquerade Ball.
Interest in the Procession had not been, up to a few days ago, as great as was anticipated, but it appears to be merely a "late start," and early fears of a rather poor showing would now seem to be unfounded.
Proceeds (other than Ball receipts, which go to the S.YP. Hospital) are for the Soldiers' Memorial Park.
Yorketown Area School
Preparations are well in hand for die Jubilee Triangular Sports to be held on Tuesday, May 8th. The Sports will be officially opened by the Hon. C. S. Hincks, Minister of Lands. The Coombe Shield and the Senior and Junior Pennants will be presented to the winning schools by Inspector Bawden. A good gathering of parents and friends is confidently anticipated.
Maitland Jubilee Celebrations
There was a big attendance in excellent weather at the Maitland Jubilee Sports on Saturday, April 28th. The procession, led by Maitland Brass Band, in their new uniforms, was -excellent. There were eleven floats, which were judged- by Mesdames T. Playford and C. S. Hincks. First prize was awarded to the float entered by the Maitland Kindergarten. It represented the Old Woman who lived in a shoe, and carried a huge shoe full of children. ^iu o I d " f «2? flrc and Iannfr mer ^ youth swinging Qf Majtland a ham-floats, representing youth at work and play, were very well carried out and much admired. The Y.P. Water Scheme was not forgotten. A 400-eallon tank to which a hose was attached, was mounted on an old lorry and carried the caption—"Still carting this dam water." The old and the new, the practical, the beautiful, and the humorous, were well mixed In the procession. One truck and trailer showed the old and ihe new methods of shearing. Boy Scouts demonstrated their various activities in front of a shelter they had built. Schoolchildren in fancy dress and adults wearing mid - Victorian costume were marshalled in processional order by Mr. Ron Tiddy, who >vns mounted on a penny-farth ing bicycle. Some luxurious modern cars paraded with some grand old ones. The procession provided interest and amusement for all a^es and all tastes. ,° n "i 1 ,!V: Picnty of ' varied i ' there eniertainmentwar also Rq*kr>thnil hori-rv t, M,» r»wt • £,a^KriDnu - noc*.e>, 1001 races, 'fle and sideshow.-T- s!dcshriw--"The Spider Lady ar/anged by Mr. P. Nairn, proved a K<*->d money - maker. "Her" day's takings we ere in the vicinc ;f>' °-The proceedings were formally opened by the Hon. C . S. Hincks. and were a grand community effort. Every organisation in the town appeared to be helping in i some direction. The individual.'.. esponsible for the organising and running of the day did a Rood Job. but so many helped in one capacity or another, it would be invidious to mention jany names. However, they mu t j all feel May satisfied with the day's result. Not only did It • provide a full day's excellent entertainment, «but the Town Hall Improvements Fund is expetted to benefit bv well over £200. Gross receipts were as j follows : Gate £124 3 6; Hurdvi Gurdv 114 18 3; Luncheon and Afternoon Tea £73 12 4; Cool Drinks and Icccream £33 9 3: Spider Lndv £51 10 3; Luckv Dij- £5 (j 4; Sideshows £^7 15 6. K S.L. Float £8 114; Total of £344 II 9.
Wednesday next Mav 9thi is the day of fun at the Soldiers-Memorial Park; there will be basketball, a burlesque football ; match veterans versus Girls, and another match Yorketown Club versus R.S.L. team Hot water will be available, at Cd. a serve, so take a picnic lunch and stay the day. Grand Fancy Dress Bail The organisers of the Ball desire to Doin: out that between the hours of 9 and 10 p.m., only dancers in fancy dress will be permitted on the floor. The Polonaise will commence at 9 p.m., and after judging (which taker place at 10 p.m.) is finalised, the floor will be again available to all, fancy dress or otherwise. Football Match 1 by "Jubilator") The Girls' team is still maintaining strict secrecy concerning their strategy and placings; they have had a very 'secret' training night and it seems the team is shaping well. The full forward is developing into a real champ.! Bulier's Veteran team has gone very quiet — I believe they have actually "got the wind up!" Buller says he would like players who will be definite starters to give their names to him" by 12 noon tomorrow.
Minlaton Primary School Jubilee Celebrations
Message of Loyalty
On Monday. April 30. Heather Waiters, who was escorted by thirty-three scholars on cycles, handed a "Message of Loyalty" to the Chairman of the District Council of Minlaton. Mr V. B. Roberts. In this message, which will • eventually lind its way to Can . bcrra. under the Jubilee Carrier ! cvclist Scheme, pupils pledged themselves to be loyal to their country, working with "head, i heart and hand" for its advanceimetlt ! School History building, which could acrommo-; w^^iT^n^^^' 1 ; ^ E 9 ° 6 " the first head teacher, "nifre were ; s i*i y ,\ M ? th » r,,li ' HllQ lilC average attendance was thirty. , j School ,, fees , had to Ik 1 l £ aid > n r and £12 8 2 i Wit - s received In fees, ?t is believed that the only person now living In Minlaton who was amongst the oriinnal scholars is Mr. Geo. Cook iSnr ). He hopes to go "back to school" next week. Sports Next Tuesday The 'Past and Present' football and basketball games to be played on Tuesday. May 8th, at 11.30 ajn„ promise to provide the best display of "form" seen at the Oval for many years. Among the stars who will do battle with the young fry at football are 'Ripper* King (he will be Captain), 'Boss' and Frank Tilbrook, Joe Longbottom (In great form). Harold Jaehne, Ern Martin, Bob Cook, Bill Martin, Clarrie Hoyle. Ken Glazbrook, Don Snook and Dave Glazbrook. At least thirty-six "old-timers' are needed, as casualties are expected to be heavy and reinforcements will be called for at frequent, intervals. Mr. Ern Martin's amplifying equipment will be at the Oval, and a running commentary on both games will be given by a competent, impartial broadcaster of local fame. Many 'old girls' are training hard for the basketball match, and a fast and furious display Is expected.
This week all over Yorke Peninsula, Indeed all over South Australia and the Commonwealth, schools ate holding Jubilee Celebrations. This will bring many such exclamations as "It was different in my day," and "We didn't learn that when I went to school." The method of teaching, and the subjects taught, have changed greatly during the past forty, even the last twenty years. There will no doubt be old schol&rs who will "go back to school" this week who used to walk a good many miles to school, others who rode bicycles, who rode or drove horses. There will be other people who will remember that they couldn't "get much schooling" because the distance to be covered between the school and home was too great for any means of available transport. There are not a great many such people left in Australia nowadays. For those who can't link up with bus services there is the Correspondence School, which not only sends lessons to the children, but also adds to their lives a great outside interest through the friendship which so often forms between them and "teacher." The teacher, who, working away In Adelaide, contacts ner pupils hundreds of miles away. Besides the bus services which bring the children to the larger centres, there Is the great influence and aid of the wireless. Recently I read a catalogue of the year's schools' broadcasts, and was amazed at the range of subects which theiy cover. These iroadcasts are not only given by teachers, but by other people specially qualified to talk on the subjects chosen, thus giving the children the benefit or a much wider range of knowledge, and also a fresh approach to the method of Imparting It. And another point about radio lessons — the children's minds, through their ears, are being trained lo pick things up quickly, and to retain what they hear. Remembering what we sec has always been easier than remembering what we hear — now this extra snese is being sharpened and trained. The days of the three R's are also over. Reading, writing and "ritbmetic are no longer enough. That is, they are no longer enough for the school authorities. But the person who reads well and Intelligently can leam all subjects at home If he so wills. However, that is another story. The Education Department today offers a x-arlctv of subjects and teachlm? to every child. The country child can no longer feel himself deprived because he can't attend a city school. Certainly there are greater facilities for learning In the city and for those who require to specialise in any subject, or to enter a profession it lis still necessary to go to the city. But for the ordinary person, the country these days has sufficient facilities to lay the foundations for the average child to live an intelligent, interesting life. After all, schooling should have another aim than just preparing children to earn a living. It we look at it that way, then 'rithmetic In these commercial days is the chief subject. Writing can bring a great amount of pleasure into our lives, and school is the preparation for life, not only for earning a living, but for showing various ways in which life can be enjoyed and expanded. But there are a great many other subjects taught which can enrich life greatly if the right ones are tasted at school, and the taste developed afterwards. It always seems to me a great lack that there are not more subjects taught at school regarding the things of nature — trees, birds, insects and plants. These are the things with which we grow up, and the wonder of them is endless. The trouble with so many of us is that we haven't time to read a great deal about these things, or to stuay them in adult life, but if the foundations of knowledge were ' laid at school any little piece of information which we later gleaned would add to that foundation, whereas without it the oddments which we acquire, being unrelated, mean very little. Especially in the country these things would be of value, for they are the things that stay with as all through life. The bird-nesting boy learns to watch and find out when a ctrtain bird Is likely to leave the nest, and to recognise a variety of eggs, beyond that he does not go. The varying habits of birds alone are a fascinating study— and its surprising how often they are similar to something in humans, and it is not seldom that they are better. This old Yorke Peninsula is, we are told by leading geologists, a "geologists paradise"— there is so much of unusual Interest in its formation — yet how many of us residents know anything of these things. But education can't do everything at once. Perhaps those things will come. Maybe we'll get tired of the mechanical entertainment of the radio and the talkies and go back to Nature, where there are always so many surprises we can never get. tired or bored. And perhaps some teachers will be trained in the country instead of in the town as at present, and they will study country things. When we look back and see the advance that has been made it makes us very' hopeful for the future. Like Rome, the best methods and subjects for schooling cannot be butlt up in a day. [ Edna Davies : Copyright ]
Jubilee Day at Yorketown
A most successful display of floats, decorated bicycles and 'whatnots' marked the Commonwealth Jubilee Celebrations at Yorketown on Wednesday. Fortunately, in the midst of damp and dismal days, perfect weather prevailed. The array of decorated vehicles came as a surprise — not much had been heard about them beforehand. The display included 9 floats: R.SX, . C.W.A., one representing the wool industry, Mothers' Club, Housing Trust, the 'Panhandle Boys.' the 'Way-Backs;' a dozen or more decorated bicycles and several decorated prams, etc. The Housing Trust Hut, with its topical skits such as "No Material. No Priority. No Hope." 'Water from Murray <Litchfieldi' etc.. combined with the antics of its occupants, caused a great deal ol amusement. The Panhandle Boys also helped to keep things lively, as did the "Waybacks" in Les Plummer's old Ford. First prize awarded to the RJS.L. lloat met with full public approval The float consisted of R5.L. badge in colored celophane attached to the radiator. Rising Sun badge on top of cab and a huge R.S.L. badge (about ten feet nigh> mounted on the tray of the truck, facing to the rear with representatives of the three services behind the cut-out centre of the badge. Second prize went to C.W.A., and a special prize was awarded to the float depicting the wool industry. A Basketball match, Fancy Dress Football Match (Veterans v. Girls) and a match between Yorketown Club and an R S.L. eighteen filled in the afternoon. The Yorketown Basketball girls defeated the school team; the Veterans v. Girls match could only —»y have resulted in a draw, and the Yorketown Club beat ie R.S.L. footballers by 4 Gate takings were £82
Jubilee Week at Minlaton
Jubilee Week was a busy one for pupils at the Minlaton Primary School. In addition to special broadcast lessons and a Jubilee film depicting important events in the past fifty years, two special days were devoted to other activities. On Tuesday, May 7th, the Old Scholars played the present at basketball and football. The boys won the football by one point— 5-5 to 5-4. The basketball was won by the girls—16 goals to 5. In the afternoon, a Fancy Dress Parade was held at the school, at the conclusion of which Mr. V. B. Roberts, Chairman of the District Council, presented the Jubilee medals and he officially hoisted the Australian Flag. On Friday morning the school children, led by their band, marched through the Main Street to the oval where a sports programme of fifty events was contested. In the afternoon, a " Back-to-School " was held, and a most enjoyable time was had by young and old. Mrs. George Tilbrook and Messrs. Geo. Cook, T. Herring and Syd Page were some of the oldest to sign the roll. The children were greatly amused to see a party of their parents in full school regalia arrive per buggy driven by Bill Martin. These "children" really came back to school and caused much amusement by their childish actions. Thus ended a week that will live long in the memory o£ all who took part. The Head Teacher (Mr. L Wadey) wishes to thank all who helped to make Jubilee Week such an outstanding success.
Jubilee Week at Yorketown
The following were the prizewinners in the, procession on Jubilee Day. Floats — R.S.L. first, C.W.A. second. Special prize to Mothers' Club. Boys' Bicycles — Robert Hamdorf, Ron Duncan. Children's Tricycles — Bill Wood, Roger Johnson. Perams — Nan Johnson, Pam Weyland. Small Children's Fancy Dress — Ruth MacFarlane, Tony Pearce and Janet MacFarlane and Helen Eichner. Boys' Fancy Dress — Peter Goldsmith, Barry Longbottom. Girls' Bicycles—Marlene Weber, Margaret Laidlaw. Most Original Floats—Housing Trust, Panhandle Hand-out Boys; a special to the 'Waybacks.' The float representing the Wool Industry was awarded a special prize also. Proceeds of the day were £92/1/-; the Soldiers' Memorial Park will benefit to the extent of £78/5/2. FANCY DRESS BALL A record crowd of people attended the Ball on Friday evening. The number of people in fancy dress was a record gathering for any Peninsula town— about 130. This contributed very greatly to the splendid festival spirit. Judges (Mesdames E. Murray, L. Croser, K. Hart and W. McKay) had a very difficult task in selecting wfhners in the various sections; of which there were not enough to embrace all the varied types of costumes on the floor ! The Polonaise, led by Mr. and Mrs. Drlnkwater 'Mesdames E. Kildea and G. F. Rohrig) started the fun oil and. up to 10.30 p.m. only those in fancy dress danced. Prizes were awarded as follows. Best Costumes; Mrs. I. Disher (Eastern Lady>. Mr. 1. Di-shor • Spanish Matador); Most Humorous: Mrs. W. Wood < Baby). Rev. R. F. Steele (Charlie Chaplain); Best Dressed Couple: Mr. and Mrs. Ken Pearce < King &. j Queen of Spadesi; Most Original: Mrs. A. Bansemer <Baj? of ; Grain); Best Sustained Character: J. W. Chinner " Grass Wid-j ow). Special prizes awarded to j Mr. and Mrs. M. Longbottom ; (Grandpa and Grandma*; J. F. , Honner, J. Abbott and G. Tyler (Cow and Maid). Mr. Keith Hart 'Chairman of ] District Council) presented the trophies to winners, also to Miss Maureen Kildea and Mr. W. Laidlaw (who were named as , the best players in the burlesque football match on the Wednesday previous!. s I Door takings were £70 - 6, and ; after expenses have been paid, the S.Y.P. Hospital will beneflt : by approximately £59. i j The outstanding success of the f week surprised many "doubting • Thoma.s,ses." and proved that ; the spirit of fun and co-operation is still with us. If present talk of similar functions annually comes to anything, wc be-j tlevc the town and district will be even keener to Join in.
Civic Reception at Moonta for Jubilee
Celebrations As was the case with a number of other functions on the Peninsula, rain on Monday spoilt the Back-to-Moonta Jubilee Celebrations, but the opening of the celebrations on Saturday, June 9th, was enjoyed by several hundred people. They were given a civic reception at the Town Hall, where a number of photographs dating back to the 1880's were on view. These caused a great deal of conversation and amusement, and many of the earlier ones were recognised by some of the older people present. When Mr. Bower, who had been a photographer in Moonta for about 60 years, left there ten years ago, he handed many historical photos to the Corporation for safe-custody. Mayoress (Mrs. Tossell) presented a bouquet at luncheon to Mrs. F. Elfrid and Mr. R. C. Kitto. both over 80. On view with the photographs was a cartoon by Oswald Pryor, presented by the artist to the Corporation of Moonta as a memento of the Jubilee. Mr. Pryor who was bom at Moonta Mines, is a famous cartoonist. His "Cousin Jack" cartoons were for many years a regular feature of the Sydney "Bulletin." Jubilee Services were conducted on Sunday in the various churches, and a wreath of commemoration was laid on the grave of Mr. William Cowling, who was mayor of Moonta in 1901. A combined Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Service was held in the afternoon. A soapbox derby took place at Moonta Bay Monday morning; there were seven entrants. Noel Collins, aged nine, was the winner. There was to have been a big Continental in Queen's Sq.. but heavy rain spoilt it. The procession of decorated floats took place, and it was estimated that there were 5000 spectators; but it was not possible to carry out the afternoon's programme.
£88 at Minlaton Primary School Jubilee Ball
Minlaton Primary School's Jubilee Ball, held in the Minlaton Town Hall on Wednesday, June 6th, was an outstanding success. The total takings were £88 >2 -. The net proceeds will be used to provide some extra sporting and library facilities for the school and to extend the loud-speaker system. The Committee said they were very gTateful to Mrs Rex Boundy and her Orchestra for the excellent music they provided; to the ladies who provided and served such a sumptuous supper; and to the Mothers' Club for arranging the parade of oldtime costumes, which proved such an attraction and entertainment. and also to the ladies who displayed them. Miss O. Foster, with her usual efficiency in such matters, presented and compered the dress parades. Styles shown dated as far back as 1851. and some very beautiful, as well as amusing, fashions were shown. Those who acted as mannequins were Mesdames P. Fuller, Short (Curramulka i, H. R. J. Brown. J. Hillier. C. Kele. H. J. Ball. J. Marshall. A. O. Bayly, R. Rees, J. Burnett, H. Webb, J. Lewis, Bob Tilbrook, Ken. Keightley. Bob Mumford. H. N. Boundy and E. Nash (Brentwood). Misses Hope and Audrey Linke. Duffield, M. Bovce. Judith and Frances Shaw, B. Wadey, Pat Cook, Lugg, K. Pearce and Jill Cook. Four bridal dresses were included in the display. They were a 1909 model worn by Miss Irene Croser, a 1912 model worn by Miss Brenda Brown, 1915 model worn by Mrs Max Longbottom and a 1928 model worn by Mrs. K. Glazbrook. These caused a great deal of mirth, as they showed great contrast in styles. The parade was opened by Mrs. H. Brown and Mr. Baden Williams, wearing bathers cf the 1890 period. This item created a lot of hilarity. Bathers were neck to knee models, the lady's with lace frills at neck, knees and elbows, and with a matching cap. The mannequins then took part in a polonaise, managing their unaccustomed frocks well, and enabling the large crowd to have a really good look at the various stvles.
Jubilee Golf Day at Kulpara
Monday, June 11th, was Jubiee Golf Day at Kulpara, when ochiel, Port Wakefield and Kulara players participated. There ere sixty entries for the six vents and. despite annoying ain, a good many spectators. Ladies' Championship and the ubilee Cup was won by Miss arbara Baker, with Mrs. W. . Evans — both of Kulpara — unner-up. Miss Lola Daniell. lso of Kulpara, won the Ladies' andicap event. Mrs. Monahan Wakefield) and Misses Barbara aker and Lola Daniell won the adies' Team event. Kulpara Men's Team (L. K. aniell, E. Rundlfe and A. Baker) as successful. Handicap event or men, with" a trophy preented by L. K. Daniell. went to . Abel (Lochiel); and A. Millrd (Kulpara) was runner-up. . T. Carter (Lochiel) won the en's Championship , and Jubiee Cup with H. Baker (Kulara) runner-up. TABLE TENNIS Second match in a recently ormed Table Tennis Associaion took place at the Maitland ethodist Hall on June 12th, hen Port Victoria lost to Maitand team.