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District Council of Yorke Peninsula - History of Wool Bay

Wool Bay was so named because it had a butting just wide enough to roll a bale of wool down to the beach. It was here where the Penton Vale sheep station shipped their bales of wool to Port Adelaide*.
*Cockburn's Nomenclature of South Australia.

When the township, situated above the bay, was proclaimed in 1876 it was given the name Pickering* in honour of John Pickering the father of the Comptroller of Railway Accounts. *Four Make One, Page 20.

When the jetty was built in 1882 the locals referred to it as the Wool Bay Jetty and the town on the cliffs above became known as Wool Bay. The name was officially changed from Pickering to Wool Bay in September, 1940.*
*Place Names of South Australia.

Charles Dry, a lime burner, was the first to make business of exporting lime. He commenced at Stansbury and later built the kilns which can be seen at Wool Bay. For some unknown reason the kilns did not function properly and their remains can still be seen at the top of the cliffs*. *The Ill Shaped Leg, Page 135.

Wool Bay. SA Memory

Wool Bay is situated on the Yorke Peninsula coast between Stansbury and Coobowie. The town was established in 1876 with the name Pickering but by 1940 the name had been changed to Wool Bay. In 1882 a jetty was built to take advantage of the safe anchorage with deep water close inshore. Wide enough to roll wool bales out to the the ships, the locals came to know the jetty as Wool Bay jetty, hence the official name change years later.


State Library of South Australia - PRG 280/1/37/16

Lime kilns built into a cliff at Wool Bay in South Australia.


South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Trove

Monday 17 January 1876, page 7

The farmers are busy reaping now, as the late wet weather stopped the machines almost entirely. The yield in the Hundred of Dalrymple is exceedingly good, and in this area there are some of the best wheat paddocks in Southern Yorke's Peninsula. Settlers are carting most of their grain to Wool Bay, where they some time since made a cutting to the water's edge. It seems, judging by the stack of wheat accumulating at the coast, that although the Government are not inclined to sell the township of Pickering, the people who selected sections near the township with the idea that they would be near a shipping place, do not intend to be beaten; but will ship their produce here. It has been said that the coasting s.s. Glenelg may run across to take a cargo. Farmers have lately cleared the road from Oakland's to Wool Bay, and the track is high and dry. Many loads are coming to this market. It is hoped that when Parliament reassembles steps will be taken to either declare the township land open for selection or sell it in special lots.


South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Trove

Wednesday 9 February 1876, page 6

Sir— It seems that our little place has become the topic of the day, and I cannot understand why your correspondent of the important town of Stansbury has so much to say about it, and why he is making such efforts to convince the public that Wool Bay as a port is an impossibility. I would advise your correspondent not to bring Wool Bay too much under the notice of the public, as this will have precisely the contrary result he wishes to arrive at. Ignorant as we clodhoppers are generally considered, we can still see that people interested in the grain trade are naturally jealous if one place is getting more custom than another, and such is the case with Stansbury and Wool Bay. I am glad to see the stacks of wheat at Wool Bay are rising rapidly so high, that from the top of some we can distinguish even the residence of your correspondent at Stansbury and it would do that gentleman a great deal of good to give us a call and judge for himself — where more wheat is coming in at the important Oyster Bay, or at our insignificant Wool Bay. My principal motive of writing is the wish to contradict the statement of your correspondent, and simply inform him that in conferring the honour of having opened Wool Bay as a shipping-place to a well known gentleman he is altogether on the wrong track, and that the credit of having re-established Wool Bay is due to myself and neighbours. We found that after we had selected our farms near the township of Pickering we were outdone by the Government, who very willingly accepted our money, but decided to survey another township six miles further up the Peninsula. If this was just I will allow the public to judge. However, myself and neighbours, knowing full well that we were powerless to stay such proceedings, became determined to carry our point — at least, as far as shipping our produce was concerned. We could not see why we should be compelled to carry our produce six miles further up the Peninsula when we had a good port near our farms. The neighbouring farmers met and decided to offer their support to a well-known firm if the firm could be induced to establish a market here. The offer was not refused; the farmers had to promise to construct a cutting to the water's edge. Some 80 or more farmers turned out, pick and shovel in hands, and completed the desired approach; and I can assure your correspondent at Stansbury that we are not sorry in having done so, as we have now a good market at our doors and good hard roads leading to such. This is more than can be said of Stanbury and Salt Creek. Surely if the Government thought proper to abandon the township of Pickering the efforts of the farmers would not be hindered to help themselves, and I fail to see why we should be compelled to bring our wheat to a place we do not care about. I have been living near the sea before I came here, and am certain that Wool Bay will in time become an important place and rival to Edithburgh. As deep water is the main requirement of a port, therefore, in my humble opinion, the persons who selected the sites for the townships of Edithburgh and Pickering seam to have had more experience in choosing suitable sites for ports than them who selected the other ports on this coast. Your correspondent from Stansbury is in high glee that lately a ketch called at Wool Bay, and could not load, owing to inclemency of weather, but had to take a cargo at Stansbury. This can be easily accounted for, as at Stansbury with its sandy shallow beach ketches can run aground, and await the tide to get afloat again; but Wool Bay is a deep water port, and we require a different class of vessels for our trade. I would endeavour to explain to your Stansbury correspondent that the unsheltered position of Wool Bay is of no great consequence; but, judging from his remarks, I can see that he must have only recently taken a seaside residence, and that he would not understand my explanation. I will therefore confine myself to the fact that nine months out of twelve westerly winds are prevailing here, Wool Bay would then be as calm as a millpond. Your Stansbury correspondent should follow the example of Salt Creek people; who but seldom mention anything about Wool Bay, and we all know that only four miles lay between Coobowie and the cause of your correspondent's eye sore, whilst six miles part the ''good-for nothing'' Wool Bay— from the all important Stansbury. You must excuse me Mr. Editor, for trespassing so much on your valuable space, but I am like a good many other folks, who can stand a good deal of trampling, but when our corns are touched we must kick ; you will therefore be lenient with me, as it is not often I come out of my shell. In conclusion, allow me to remark that on the whole it does not show very good taste on the part of the representative of Stansbury with its coming jetty, Local Court, Telegraph Station, &c. to try and deprive us of what we have obtained through self-help without the aid of the Government, namely, a place to ship our produce; and it would be more to that gentleman's credit and serve his purpose better to ignore Wool Bay, and I trust he will do so in future.

I am, Sir, &c, JAMES BARNES.

Oaklands, February 5, 1876.

Wool Bay. April 28th.

Yorke's Peninsula Advertiser (SA : 1878 - 1922), Trove

Friday 2 May 1879, page 3

Can anything be done in the way of providing a jetty for the shipment of produce here. We have a nice sheltered bay, and twelve feet of water within a stone's throw of the beach, and there in the season, a good deal of stuff to ship, because we are very central to tbe district. At present we have no appliances, and we have to reach the beach by a primitive cutting that neither looks very safe nor very easy.

The rain has put us all in good heart, and though we shall not adventure much new land, we are hopeful of good results from that we sow.


South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Trove

Tuesday 29 July 1879, page 6

A public meeting was held at the Oaklands Hotel, Yorke's Peninsula, on Wednesday, July 23, its object being to memorialize the Government to erect a suitable jetty at Wool Bay, Pickering. Mr. J. Lockwood occupied the chair.

The Chairman said he was surprised, considering the advantageous position of Wool Bay, sheltered as it was from the prevailing gales, the great depth of water in it, and the short length of jetty required, that they had not been provided with a jetty long before. Pickering was the second township surveyed on the Peninsula, and why a jetty had been withheld so long was a mystery to him. It was patent to every one who was acquinted with the Peninsula that if a jetty was made it would be a port second to none on this side of the water. The safe anchorage, deep water, direct roads to Yorketown, Moorowie, Warooka, and Minlacowie made it a most desirable port, shortening time and space between the Peninsula and Adelaide. The settlers had given a high price for their land on the faith of its being a port of shipment, and he felt confident that the Government would keep faith with them. A jetty would enable them to ship wheat cheaper, supply Adelaide with splendid firewood in any quantity at a lower late, and, besides, an enterprising man had started an extensive limekiln, and he understood that if a jetty was made they would extend their works. The people of Adelaide would be enabled to take pleasure trips of three hours from Glenelg or Semaphore and enjoy the sea breezes at Pickering. As a pleasant and health-restoring residence Pickering was unequalled in the colony. He had watched the weather and sea for the last two years, and was perfectly satisfied there was nothing to endanger any vessel, whether large or small, if only ordinary precautions were taken. He saw by the petition they had upwards of 120 signatures already, representing thirty or forty thousand acres of land. If a jetty was made it would save twopence per bushel on their wheat, and when the wheat area of the district was taken into consideration it would make a very considerable item. Several tradespeople had intimated their intention of building if the jetty was granted.

Mr. Barnes considered that Wool Bay was not only the most central, but the best port on Yorke's Peninsula, and he was certain there was perfect safety if only the same care was taken as at other ports. Captain Reid, of the Sailor Prince, had told him that he had traded at Wool Bay for many years, and was not afraid to lie there in any weather. It only required a jetty of some five chains in length, and he believed vessels of 200 tons could load at it. He thought if the Government would only send some competent person to inspect the place they would have no difficulty in getting a jetty. Then a daily mail could be had for the southern parts, as it would only be about three hours run from Glenelg or the Semaphore. During the last four years thousands of bags of wheat had been shipped at Wool Bay, but at a greater expense than if they had had a jetty. He believed they had only to lay their case fairly before the Government and ask in a proper manner, and they would not refuse to do them justice.

Mr. Lewis could fully endorse what the previous speakers had said respecting the place. If they had a jetty it would make a saving of twopence per bushel on their wheat shipped there, and if they took into consideration that ten or eleven thousand bags were shipped there last year — a season notoriously bad — what might they expect in a favourable season ? If the present favourable weather continued there would be thirty or forty thousand bags shipped at Wool Bay. He was perfectly satisfied to let the place stand on its own merit. He had been obliged to burn hundreds of tons of firewood in waste merely because it did not pay working expenses at the present rate of shipment, and unless they had a jetty he would be compelled to burn hundreds of tons in the same wasteful way. He had seen the new lime works, and was sure they would be able to supply Adelaide with first-class lime in any quantity.

Mr. A. Anderson said when, he first went to look for land he saw by the map the Government township of Pickering and the port of Wool Bay, and took his land as near to it as possible, expecting that it would be made available for their use, and he consequently had to, pay a high price for it. If a jetty were not made he would have paid 15s. too much per acre, besides making twopence per bushel less on his wheat. All the land was taken up on the faith of having aid in their shipping facilities, and he did not doubt that the Government would keep faith with them. To show that the port was duly appreciated by the settlers, some four years ago, when they wanted to make some improvement in the cutting, sixty or seventy men volunteered and did the work. If a jetty was properly asked for, he had little doubt that it would be granted.

Mr. Sherrs concurred with the previous speakers, and said the jetty was a necessity, and the numbers signing the petition showed the settlers were fully alive to it.

Mr. Dixon quite agreed with the previous speakers. They were not asking for a white elephant or an expensive railway, but merely for a short jetty to enable them to ship their produce as cheaply as their more fortunate neighbours. It would not require a large sum to make their port one of the best on this side of the water. Captain Germein, of the steamer Ceres, had told him that the largest ship that ever came out could load in safety a short distance off Wool Bay.

Mr. G. T. Buttfield considered a jetty at Wool Bay an absolute necessity to place the settlers on an equal footing with others, both north and south. It need not be an expensive one, for the length required was a mere nothing compared with the utility. He had resided in that part of the district since it was surveyed, and had never heard of any aid being asked from the Government before, and he thought if they would only grant their very reasonable request they would not trouble them again, except to take their money when due for the land. He had that day taken the depth of the water, and found at 480 feet from high-water mark there were 48 feet of water at low water and spring tides. A jetty 500 feet long would allow any of the traders to load at all times in safety.

Mr. J. Reid said he had been put to extra expense in carting his produce a distance, while if only a short jetty was made they had a port at their door.

Mr. Welch was one of the sixty or seventy men who assisted at the cutting four years ago, and he expected that the settlers were going to ask for a jetty then, instead of shipping their wheat at an extra expense. He supposed they had, waited until they had something handsome to ship, and if that was the case, why the sooner they had a jetty the better it would enable them to sell their wood, instead of burning it in waste, and help a number to pay for their land. A deputation was chosen to wait on the Commissioner of Public Works, and a cordial vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the meeting.


South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1868 - 1881), Trove

Saturday 30 August 1879, page 21

The settlers are much gratified at the prompt manner in which the Commissioner of Public Works has fulfilled his promise to send the Engineer of Harbors and Jetties to inspect Wool Bay, with the proper appliances for measuring the Bay. The result was most satisfactorv. A shorter jetty than was at first supposed will tally meet the requirements of the district. — The cliffs, composed of soft sandstone and earth, will make a splendid approach at a small cost. Many here are willing to undertake the job at a low rate. The whole affair will not cost as much as half a mile of railway, and will be of the utmost importance to the district. —

On Saturday we were visited by a whale, which came close in several times, and the people on the cliffs had a good view of the monster. It appeared to be from 60 to 70 feet in length.


South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Trove

Tuesday 15 June 1880, page 2

A public meeting was held at the Oaklands Hotel on Monday, June 7, to urge upon the Government the necessity of erecting a jetty at Pickering, Wool Bay. Mr. Lockwood occupied the chair. The Chairman thought they had a fair claim on the Government, as Southern Yorke's Peninsula did not require expensive works such as railways, bridges, &c. The only thing required was facilities for shipping their produce. The Government had already made the approach and necessary cutting in the cliffs, and he felt sure they would complete their work. Mr. Reid had bought land in the vicinity of Pickering with the expectation of its being made a port at which to ship their produce, and he felt he was being deprived of his just privileges. Perhaps they were to blame for not asking before they did. He still had faith, and if the Dalrymple settlers would cast away their bashfulness and ask in a respectable manner the Government could not refuse them. Mr. P. Leonard was quite sure the Government would grant their most reasonable request. Only a few hundred pounds would put them on the same footing as their more fortunate neighbours, especially as theirs was one of the largest wheat-growing districts on the Peninsula. A jetty was the only thing they wanted, or would be likely to want for a long time. Mr. G. E. Buttfield said in asking for a jetty at Wool Bay they were only asking for what was necessity for the district, and it would so enhance the value of the township allotments still held by the Government that he believed they would realize sufficient to pay for the jetty. Wool Bay was not only the natural but the best port for Dalrymple, and the great depth of water there was already known to the Government. They had to thank them for the cutting, and he hoped soon they would have to thank them for a jetty. Mr. D. Baston said he had purchased land at Pickering, in the expectation that the Government would complete the township by making a cutting and jetty. Pickering was the second township surveyed by the Government on Southern Yorke's Peninsula, and he could not understand why townships of more recent date should take precedence of them. Mr. Lewis thought that when they took into consideration the great extent of the wheat-growing area of which Wool Bay was the natural outlet, and the only convenient one, and the high price paid for the land, he felt sure the Government would not refuse their reasonable request to erect a jetty, and enable them to compete with other districts. The sum required was a mere trifle compared with its utility to persons holding upwards of 30,000 acres. A number of persons intended erecting corn stores, so that the carting could be done in dry weather, and enable them to take advantage of the markets. The site for a jetty had already been decided upon, and at a distance of 500 feet from high-water mark there was 8 feet at low water spring tides— quite sufficient for any coasting craft. Mr. Fordham was quite sure that unless greater shipping facilities were provided the settlers would be placed in an unfair position. Mr. Chance had on the faith of the Government completing their work at Pickering by making it a convenient port settled there. Up to the present time he had been disappointed, but he believed it was greatly owing to the apathy of the Dalrymple people in not looking after their interests. A vote of thanks to Chair closed the proceedings.


Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), Trove

Saturday 18 September 1880, page 31

On Thursday, Mr. Furner, M.P., accompanied by Mr. Boss, M.P., and the Hon. J. G. Ramsay, introduced to the Commissioner of Public Works (Hon. G. C. Hawker) a deputation, consisting of a dozen farmers and landowners in the Hundreds of Dalrymple and Melville, Yorke's Peninsula, who asked that a jetty might be erected at Wool Bay. It was pointed out that over 38,000 acres of good agricultural land had been taken up in these hundreds; that Wool Bay, situated at the township of Pickering, was the natural port of shipment for the district; and that the settlers experienced great hardships from the want of a jetty, for although there were jetties at Stansbury and Edithburgh— seven miles and a half distant on either side—they were useless to them, especially the one at Stansbury, at which there was sometimes only a foot of water; that a jetty 350 feet in length could be erected giving eight feet of water at low tides for a cost of £1,500 or £2,000, and this would enable the settlers to send away wood and help to pay them for the clearance of their land. It was also stated that the accommodation would put 2d. a bushel more upon the price of their wheat; that with the competition the farmers had to contend against, it was highly desirable that every facility should be given them; and that as there were no railways on Yorke's Peninsula their request was a most reasonable one, particularly as the sale of the land still held by the Government in the Township of Pickering would recoup them the ontlay to which they would be put Mr. Boss said he understood the chief objection which the Government had hitherto raised to the erection of a jetty at Wool Bay was that it was within seven miles of other jetties, and although he had himself in 1874 laid down that rule, still since that time settlement had considerably increased, and exceptional cases might arise where it should not be too strongly adhered to. The department too had very recently departed from the rule, inasmuch as £15,000 bad been asked for the other day for the construction of a jetty at Port Germein, which was within seven or ten miles of Port Pirie.

Mr. Hawker, in reply, said that when this matter was brought before the Cabinet a short time ago, the distance from Wool Bay to Stansbury and Edithburgh was said to be 7 miles in each direction, but he was not aware at the time that the Stansbury Jetty was such an utter failure as it was stated to be by some of the gentlemen present. He quite agreed with the remarks which had been made as to the importance of lessening the cost of shipment of wheat. Mr. Boss had alluded specially to Port Germein, of course, as the crow flies, he believed it was.something like ten miles from Port Pirie, but if they considered the distance of going round to get to Port Pirie, the distance was nearly double that. Still he considered they had adduced very strong arguments in favour of a jetty at Wool Bay. He consulted the President of the Marine Board a few weeks ago, and he told him that a jetty could be erected there which would give a greater depth of water than could be got on other parts of the coast, but his colleagues did not consider it advisable to put up a jetty when there were others within seven and half miles. But the arguments they had bronght forward that day, and especially with regard to Stansbury jetty, quite altered the features of the case, and he would recommend his colleagues to reconsider the matter and to include a sum in the Loan Bill for a jetty at Wool Bay.


South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Trove

Saturday 14 May 1881, page 6

On Friday morning, May 13, a large deputation of residents of Southern Yorke's Peninsula, waited upon the Commissioner of Public Works (the Hon. G. C. Hawker) to ask that a jetty might be erected at Wool Bay. The deputation was introduced by Messrs. B. D. Ross and L. L. Furner, the members for the district, and Messrs. F.E.H. W. Krichauff, M.P. and W.Haines, M.P., were also present. Mr. Boss in introducing the deputation, spoke of the advantages that the residents would receive if a jetty was erected at Wool Bay, as the surrounding districts were fast becoming very important. Mr. T. Lloyd said the deputation which had waited upon the Commissioner last - year were sadly disappointed at the result of the application, after having received such a favorable reply. They understood that an unfavorable report had been sent in from the Surveyor General. They could not understand how an unfavorable report could be given concerning it, as it was the best place for a port on the whole of the east coast of Yorke's Peninsula. The settlers had been living there for seven years, and they represented an interest of at least 30,000 acres, and up to the present time they had not had a penny of Government money spent for their benefit, though the people of Stansbury and Edithburgh had ; and he believed that even the post-office was kept gratuitously. When they looked at the vast improvements that had been made all over the colony they felt that they had certainly been left out in the cold, and considered the least thing they could ask for was a jetty to ship their produce, and which would save them the valuable time and great loss they had hitherto been put to. The Commissioner asked if anybody had taken soundings. Mr. Lloyd said he had spent a whole day at Wool Bay taking soundings and taking levels on the beach, and there was not a better place all along the coast. A short jetty say of 500 feet, would go into deep water contrary was quite useless as a shipping place. Mr. Bullfield said he could fully endorse what Mr. Lloyd had said, as he himself had been connected with the Peninsula for the last twenty years. Wool Bay was the best place on the coast for shipping wool, wheat, &c., owing to its depth of water. It was the largest wheat-growing district in its vicinity on the Peninsula, and from 15,000 to 20,000 bushels would be shipped there. The wheat which had been shipped there had been shipped at a loss of something like 5O per cent, in comparison with other places. He considered it was the most suitable place on the coast for a port, as the hundreds of Dalrymple Melville, and Minlacowie would be accommodated by it, and it was the nearest place to Yorketown. Mr. J. Lockwood pointed out that if the jetty were erected the settlers could export the firewood instead of having to burn and destroy it as at present. Mr. Furmer said there were a great many vacant allotments in the neighborhood which would, if they were sold, defray the cost of the jetty. The Marine Board, he understood, had visited the place, and their report was very favorable, especially as regarded its facilities as a shipping place. Mr. Ross mentioned that important industries were springing up on Southern Yorke's Peninsula in preparing salt, gypsum, and plaster of paris, and they promised to be most important industries. Mr.Krichauff remarked that one of the lakes from which these articles bad been obtained had been leased at a rental of £37 10s. annually. This was a small amount, but it would increase if shipping facilities were provided. The difficulty of shipping wheat from Wool Bay prevented a great many people from purchasing land there. He certainly believed that it would be no great expense to keep the jetty in repair when they considered in comparison the wear and tear of the macadamised roads there. Mr. Haines said he had seen immense stacks of wheat there exposed to the weather, and waiting for the ketches to take the grain away, and he believed that the farming industry would prosper and the sale of land improve if the jetty were made, as then stores would be built close at hand and the wheat protected, which would save the farmers great loss. The Commissioner in reply, said be recollected the deputation which had waited upon him last year in reference to a jetty, and he had done all be could to get his colleagues to put a sum on the estimates for that purpose, but they were not inclined to do so. The Surveyor-General had reported against the site, stating that there was a jetty on each side of it at a distance of eight miles. He thought the gentlemen who had just spoken had made out a much stronger case. He believed from a report that he had that the jetty would only cost from £1,500 to £2,000. He would bring the matter before his colleagues, and he thought they would consider it favorably.


Adelaide Observer (SA : 1843 - 1904), Trove

Saturday 13 August 1881, page 32

A deputation, representing the residents ef Southern Yorke's Peninsnla, in the neighboorbood of Wool Bay, acoompanied by Messrs. Furner, Beaglehole, and Mattinson, M.P.'s, waited on the Commissioner of Public Works (Hon. J. G. Ramsay) on Tuesday for the purpose of asking that provision might be made by the Government for the erection of a jetty at Wool Bay. The deputation pointed out that when they waited upon the late Commissioner of Public Works he had promised that their wants would be attended to, but nothing had yet been done in the matter. They had taken up land on the understanding that some shipping convenience would be given to them at Wool Bay, but they had either to go to Stansbury with their grain or ship it by driving their teams in the sea at the former place, and lighter the bags by means of small boats to the ketch, which was forced to lay some distance out. Wool Bay, it was contended, was a better place for shipment than Stanabury, which appeared to have always been a pet of the Government, for there money had been expended by them, while in the district around Wool Bay nothing had been spent in publie works of any kind.

The Commissioner, in replying, said that his policy in and out of the Government always was to give shipping facilities at ports round the coast as much as could be reasonably expected, because that it was to the advantage of the settlers to get their produce oheaply to market and to the country as well, besides the saving effected in the making of roads. He did not know what the report was which was received by the Government when they made enquiries into the matter, bnt he would call for the papers, and unless there was some argument in them showing that the jetty was not wanted, or that it was perhaps not advisable to erect it at the present time, be wonld be prepared to recommend its constrnotion to his colleagues.


South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Trove

Wednesday 12 October 1881, page 6

An inquest was held as Henry Hall's farm, at Wool Bay, on Friday, October 7, to ascertain the origin of a fire which occurred on the premises, through which a shed, containing a reaping machine and other implements and farming gear, was destroyed. Mr. J. Gottschalk, J.P., was the coroner.

Henry Hall, farmer, said—l left my home last Saturday morning at 9.30 for Gum Flat. Left no one in charge of the premises during my absence. Arrived at Gum Flat between 4 and 5 p.m on Saturday. There was no fire when I left the premises, everything was safe. Returned from Gum flat on Tuesday morning at about 6 o'clock p.m. Found the shed and implements burnt. They were then smouldering. Have no ides when the fire occurred. Have no enemy, nor any suspicion as to how the fire arose. I bad a fire about twelve months ago, by which my haystack, which was insured, was burned. Cannot say how that fire originated. My wife and children were from home at the time watering cattle. The articles burnt are—one reaper, two winnowers, one buggy pale, one saddle end bridle, one set draught harness, four collars, six pairs haimes, seven pairs blinkers, hay ropes, two plough reins, and two back straps. The shed was thatched with straw. Most of the articles burnt have been under the shed since reaping time. The implements an insured in the New Zealand Office for £150. My house is not insured. I consider the value of the property burnt is about £60. I think the shed must have been set on fire by someone. I don's smoke nor use tobacco. I had no fire outside. On searching round the mouldering fire I found on the grass two sticks of tobacco. I saw no lucifers.

William Bartram, farmer's boy, of Wool Bay, said— On Saturday morning last I was working in a paddock close to the burnt shed. I saw Hall leave his premises with his wife and family. I worked until dinner time. Saw no one about Hall's premises up to that time. I left my employers house on Saturday sight to go home. Saw no fire. Returned on Sunday night. First noticed that the shed was burnt on Tuesday morning. Took no steps in the matter but went on with my work. Saw Mr. Hall on Tuesday night at about sundown coming home. He asked me about the fire and if I had seen anything of it. l said no. I do not smoke. Did not speak to Hall when be left for Gum Fiat. Saw no one watering Hall's cattle during his absence; he generally waters them at the tank.

William Daniel, farmer, said—l first noticed the burnt shed on Sunday afternoon. My two brothers were with me. There were two posts alight then. Saw no tobacco sticks lying about. Do not smoke tobacco. I have examined the fire and its surroundings. There are two sticks of tobacco in the grass near she fire. Should think if the tobacco had been then on Sunday afternoon either myself or brothers would have noticed it.

Henry Barham, farmer, near Wool Bay, said-Saw no one about Hall's premises on Saturday except Hall and his family. Observed them start for Gam Flat. Can see the shed from my place. Saw no smoke on Saturday night, nor were than any travellers. Never heard reports that Hall had enemies. l am on friendly terms with him.

Catherine Hall, wife of Henry Hall gave evidence in corroboration of that of her husband. Never left Gum Flat from the Saturday till the Tuesday. The premises are sold. We intend to leave next March.

Mounted-constable McPharlane gave evidence as to Hall reporting the fire, and the enquiries made connected with the Insurance Company, who requested an inquest. On referring to the books I find a fire occurred here on October 28 last year under similar circumstances. A haystack was burnt, which was also insured.

The jury returned an open verdict.

WOOL BAY. April 2.

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Trove

Saturday 8 April 1882, page 2

We had a splendid downpour this morning about 6 o'clock. It rained for about an hour, and residents here state that there has not been so much rain fall in an hour for five years. It has been a great joy to the farmers, as the tanks were all empty. The blessing was, however, confined to a very small space— little over two miles. But the places in the vicinity that were not visited on Sunday received a good share on Saturday afternoon, when we had more.


South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1881 - 1889), Trove

Saturday 6 February 1886, page 21

Tuesday last was quite a gala day bere on account of a free excursion to Troubridge light by the Dolphin, now regularly trading to this port. Unfortunately the weather was cold and threatening, but notwithstanding about 200 persons were present, and about 150 of them availed themselves of Captain Thompson's kind invitation. The boat having a strong head wind to contend with, and when nearing the light the sea being heavy and having a number of ladies and children on board, the captain considerately shaped his course to Edithburgh, where he landed them for half an hour. The return was exceedingly pleasant, and the only regret was that it was too soon over. On arrival at Wool Bay jetty cheers were given for Captain Thompson and his officers. This being the central port of Southern Yorke's Peninsula it is to be regretted that the boat was not laid on in time for the mail contracts, as thereby a saving of £300 per annum would have been effected.


Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Trove

Tuesday 19 February 1895, page 5

Having had a little more than a week's experience of camp life, the members of the W.C.T.U. returned on Monday from Wool Bay, Yorke's Peninsula, where the encampment took place. Those who went from Adelaide in the steamer Ceres returned by that vessel, having spent an agreeable time under canvas notwithstanding the heat. The party, of nearly 100, went into camp on Friday, February 8. Members attended from several branches, and some from Balaklava, Halbury, and Moonta drove to the encampment. Those who went across the the gulf were met at Wool Bay by a large number of friends. A welcome luncheon was provided, at which about 300 persons attended. Tents had already been pitched on the property of Mr. J. Lockwood. After luncheon a welcome meeting was held in a tent, which had seating accommodation for 300. The Rev. J. R. Wallbank, Baptist minister of Minlaton, presided; addresses were given by the chairman and the Rev. G. E. Wheatiey, and greetings were extended by the representatives of the different societies. There was a conference on a different subject each day. That of Saturday, February 9, was on "Scientific temperance teaching and Biblereading in schools." On Sunday Misses Vincent and Cummings conducted service, and in the evening Pastor H. D. Smith, of Hindmarsh, preached. A "Housekeepers'' conference, to which gentlemen were specially invited, was held on the Monday. The next day was devoted to a convention of the Yorke's Peninsula District W.C.T.U. On Wednesday the vine-growing industry was treated from the standpoint of "What shall we do with our grapes ?" Having tasted the excellent grapes grown on the Peninsula it was agreed that the district was suitable for the cultivation of the vine, and that the grapes were fit for drying. On Thursday there was an evangelistic conference. On Friday the Rev. G, E. Wheatiey read a paper on the Licensed Victuallers Bill, and the result of discussion was that a decided opinion was expressed against the introduction of the Gothenberg system. On Saturday afternoon a well-attended children's demonstration was held. The evenings were devoted to gmeetings of a varied nature. The evening meeting of Monday was termed "A Cleveland evangelical echo meeting,'' being a summary of the proceedings of the last National W.C.T.U. Convention meeting in America. On Friday evening the members were entertained by the Rev. G. E. Wheatley, who gave a lantern lecture on "Heads and faces." The camp arrangements were complete and everything passible was done for the comfort of the visitors. For those who feared to sleep in the tents an empty cottage had been furnished. Mr. James Anderson placed two boats at the members' disposal for fishing and boating, and many took advantage of the opportunity. It isproposed to make the encampment an annual affair.

Activity at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 18 May 1907, page 3

This place, at present mainly the scene of pleasant picnics from Yorketown and elsewhere, is rising again out of its ashes, and will soon be a place of continued activity. This has been mainly brought about by the construction of two huge limekilns by the Brighton Lime Company, under the direction of Mr. Miller. They are encased with sawn stone, of which there is abundance on the spot. The kilns are built on a platform hewn out of the sandstone cliffs within a few yards of the end of the jetty, and on the opposite side to the approach road. Facility is thus given to the shipment, without any haulage, of lime and sandstone, several tons of wood are already stacked on the top of the cliff ready for operations, and a device is to be adopted for passing it below to the kilns with dispatch and safety. There is a large area of uncleared land in the immediate vicinity, and if there has not been sufficient incentive in the past to clear this land and bring it under cultivation, there should be now, as heavy supplies of wood will be required at the kilns, and the produce of the kilns will have the effect of making Wool Bay a regular port of call.

Wool Bay Lime Kilns.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 16 October 1909, page 2

We understand that Messrs Miller and Sons, the proprietors of the lime kilns at Wool Bay intend erecting 3 more there, to cope with the demand for this commodity. At present the demand is great, with every prospect of a much larger call. The lime at present is taken to Adelaide per ketch, but we understand that in all probability a steamer will call at the Bay for a shipment every week. Messrs Miller have erected a large store at the Bay and intend making a good bid for the local as well as the city trade.


Express and Telegraph (Adelaide, SA : 1867 - 1922), Trove

Tuesday 8 March 1910, page 4

The ketch Luhu, which trades to Wool Bay in connection with the lime industry, came to grief on Saturday through the extremely rough weather in the gulf. She lies close in shore near the jetty, with a hole in her hull. The crew were enabled to discharge the cargo she brought over from Adelaide. Passengers by the Juno and Werriwee had an exciting trip over. The seas were tremendous, and the boats had a terrible knocking about. The ketch Ariel, loaded with wheat, was unable to get out from Port Moorowie owing to a sand bank in front of the jetty. She had to put back on Saturday and tie up to the jetty.

Wool Bay Jetty.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 30 April 1910, page 2

A meeting of Dalrymple Council ratepayers will be held at Oaklands on Monday next, May 2, to consider the question of spending £600 on lengthening and widening the Wool Bay jetty. The estimate given by the Government for the work is the amount stated above. The meeting is time for 2 p.m., and a large attendance of ratepayers is expected.


Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), Trove

Thursday 19 May 1910, page 2

The question of making extensions to the Wool Bay Jetty was referred to at the meeting of the Marine Board on Tuesday. The president remarked that the question to he decided upon was whether the jetty should he controlled by the Marine Board., "It is an expensive place without any revenue," continued Mr. secretary and £100 would be required for new piles and £1?? to extend it another ?? he pointed out that an extension of 50 ft. would only cost £600. The jetty is now 500 ft. in length, and there is only a depth of 6 ft. there at low tide. The structure should be widened to double its present breadth. It was too narrow at present to run a double line of trucks on. The board recommended that the jetty be taken over by them, and that in future those who used it would have to pay the same charges as fixed by the Marine Board for all the other jetties under their control.



About 150 residents of the surrounding districts assembled at Wool Bay on Thurs-day afternoon, when a social was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. B. Miller, of Messrs. David Miller & Sons, to mark the occassion of the lighting of the new kiln which Mr. Miller has established on the cliffs overlooking the gulf. An excellent meal appeased the appetites of the visitors after their long drive, and considerable time was devoted to the inspection of the kilns. The process was clearly explained by the burners in the employ of Mr. Miller, who are recognised as capable men. ln order to cope with the growing demand for lime, and to meet the wishes of the residents of the district. Mr. Miller decided to extend the industry at the bay and erected three up-to-date kilns, each capable of producing 280 bags a week. Six kilns are now in operation at Wool Bay, in addition to others at Stansbury, Hayward Park, Brighton, and Tailem Bend, comprising 18 kilns, with a producing capacity of 3,500 bags a week.

Lighting the Kilns.

The lighting of the kiln was entrusted to Mrs. Anderson, the wife of Mr. Archi-bald Anderson, a well known Peninsula identity, who was a prominent advocate of the erection of the kilns. Although Mr. Anderson arrived in the district in 1872, and is now a retired farmer, he is still keenly interested in the welfare of Wool Bay. Prior to applying the light Mr. Miller presented Mrs. Anderson with a silver candlestick, with a gold facing, on which the following words were inscribed : "Presented to Mrs. Archibald Anderson by Messrs. David Miller & Sons on the occa-sion of the lighting of their new kilns at Wool Bay. August 11, 1910." The new kilns, lighted by Mrs. Anderson, stand upon the cliff, while the others are on the beach. For supplying inland demands the new kilns will be particularly convenient, and a shoot reaching from the adjoining storehouse to the beach will obviate any shipping difficulties. The lime-stone is gathered from the surrounding country, and with the fuel is conveyed by means of shoots to the kilns on the beach.

Mr. Miller studied the English and American methods of lime-burning, and spared no expense in order to obtain the best results from the kilns.

The Residents Pleased.

Mr. J. Daniels presided over the gather-ing, and in introducing Mr. Miller referred to the up-to-date system of limeburning and the great benefit to the country as a result of the erection of the kilns. He compliniented Mr. Miller on the work he was doing at Wool Bay, and wished him success in his new venture. (Applause.)

Mr. A. Anderson dealt at length with the history of lime-burning at Wool Bay, and expressed appreciation of the new plant. Wool Bay was conveniently situated to supply the country with lime. (Hear, hear.)

There was an abundance of stone and fuel and other facilities. He regretted that Mr. Miller was handicapped in shipping the lime. The jetty was neither long enough nor of sufficient width. At low tide there was only about 6 ft. of water, and if the jetty was extended 200 ft., with the last 100 ft. double width, to enable the shunting of the trucks at the sea-end, that would give them 10 ft. of water at low tide. (Applause.) He was confident that the Government would grant the 200 ft. that was required. (Hear, hear.) The residents were grateful to Mr. Miller in coming to their help in time of need and by erecting the kilns solving the problem of the vast quantities of limestone lying around to the district. (Applause.) ,

Mr. C. Farrow expressed pleasure at the erection of the kilns, and the advantages thereby accruing to the district.

Mr. "A. H. F. James emphasised the necessity for the erection of houses for workmen at Wool Boy.

Mr. Miller, who was enthusiastically re-ceived, thanked the residents for the reception they had given Mrs. Miller and himself, and for their appreciative re-ferences to his plant. He would like to emphasise what Mr. Anderson had said in regard to the jetty. He urged the erec-tion of a hall at Wool Bay that could be utilised as a day and Sunday school, and for other religious and social services. (Applause.) In outlining the history of the kilns, Mr. Miller said about five years ago the firm had realised that their supplies were insufficient to cope with the growing demand. After consulting Mr. A. Anderson, the pioneer of Wool Bay, who had pointed out the natural advantages of that district, he had secured the lease of the beach from Mr. W. A. Anderdon, and had begun operations. Having been in touch with the leading authorities on Flare kilns in America and Englaud, with re-spect to the newest and most improved methods of producing lime, combined with the firm's experience of over 20 years, they had decided to erect the Dome kiln type which produced one of the highest grades of lime in the State, to the extent of 70 per cent, being chemically pure, with practically no waste. The stone compared favorably with any in the State, being of a hard, dense nature. No honey-combed or soft stone was used, and the local timber was burnt with coke, as fuel. The quality of lime that was produced by the first two kilns erected had been in such demand that a third kiln was built, and with the three kilns just lighted, composed one of the largest and most modern plants in the State. All the firing and charging were done under cover, and the works were protected against all weathers. Each kiln was capable of producing 280 bags of lime a week. After the calcining, which took about 26 hours, the lime was allowed to cool, and then bagged ready for the market. It was conveyed means of a tramway to the jetty, and the ketches Lulu and Ma were continually engaged in carrying it to the mainland. The steamer Juno also called twice a week from Stansbury and Hayward Port for lime. Wool Bay lime had been used for plastering Kither's Buildings, the new car barn. Bowman's Arcade, the rubbish destructor chimney in Halifax Street, the Empire Theatre, the Treasury buildings, the new hospital building on Frome road, the new wing of the Public Library and by the Dr Bevay's Treatment Company at Broken Hill. In different parts of the State the lime was also being used, and in the outports up as far as Esperance Bay. Samples of Wool Bay lime and local sand from the coast had been sent to America and Germany, and the samples of sandbrick had been returned, with reports that it was the best lime and sand for that purpose and that if the quantity of material necessary was procurable, the future of the sand and lime brick industry in South Australia was assured.

The Rev. E. R. Ledger thanked Mrs. Anderson for lighting the kilns.


Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Trove

Tuesday 16 August 1910, page 8

The township of Wool Bay was en fete on Thursday last when the new limekilns, lately erected by Messrs. Miller & Sons, were opened. There was a large attendance of visitors from the surrounding district and from the city. Old residents contrasted the appearance of the place with what it was some years ago, when the buildings in some instances were in ruins. Now dwelling houses are at a premium, and some of the employes are even living in tents. A resident of 49 years spoke of his travels through this part in the early days, when nothing living was to be seen save kangaroos and aborigines. The enterprise of Messrs. Miller. & Sons in the lime business should be instrumental in a big increase in this product in the near future. At present two boats are constantly employed in freighting the lime to Adelaide. An increase in the length and width of the jetty will be necessary to deal with the amount of produce. The 20 years' experience in this business enjoyed by the head of the firm has resulted in the erection of a most up-to-date kiln, and the facilities for handling the finished article and for shipping are complete. There is absolutely no waste, and 70 per cent, pure lime is obtained. The stone is carefully selected from an almost inexhaustible supply in the surrounding district. Each kiln produces 280 bags of lime, which takes about 26 hours to burn, the fuel used being wood and coke. Besides Wool Bay the firm has kilns at Stansbury, Hayward Park, Brighton, and Tailem Bend, with a total capacity of 1500 bags a week. On Thursday Mrs. Archie Anderson, sen. was asked by Mr. Miller, .sen., to start the fires in the new kilns. This ceremony was performed with the aid of a wax candle inserted in a massive silver candlestick, suitably inscribed, which was afterwards handed to Mrs. Anderson by the Rev. E. R. Ledger on behalf of the firm. After luncheon addresses were given by Messrs. Anderson. Z. Farrow, A. Jones, and Miller (head of the firm), and the Rev. E. R. Ledger. There were about 150 people present at the opening. Mr. F. Miller is managing the peninsula business.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 20 August 1910, page 44

Wool Bay, or the township of Pickering, which is situated about six miles from Stansbury, on Yorke Peninsula, is showing signs of becoming an important place. Years ago a great amount of wool was shipped from the beach, which is dominated by high rugged cliffs, upon which the town of Pickering stands. Among the sights of the township is the famous old shoot, in which the bags of wheat are sent down to the trucks below, which convey they loading up the jetty for transhipment to Port Adelaide. The establishment of the limekilns of David Miller & Sons some years ago and the opening of three other kilns on Thursday, making six in all, have been responsible for bringing the place into greater prominence. In addition to the shipping of the lime about 10,000 bags of wheat were sent from Wool Bay last season, and the volume of trade is yearly increasing. Messrs. W. R. Cave & Co., and George Wills & Co. buy wheat at the Bay but a bar to the greater progress of the township is the lack of shipping facilities. For some time the question of extending the jetty 500 ft. and doubling its width has been engaging the attention of residents, and a general feeling of confidence prevails that the Government will grant an extension of at least 200 ft. At present there is only about 6 ft. of water at low tide, but as this increases at the rate of 18 in. to every 100 ft., the desired extension would enable the gulf steamers to call at the bay.

The question of a school is also under consideration, and it is understood that the Government are also being approached with regard to that matter. Plans and specifications have been drawn up for a building in which Sunday and day school, religious services, and social gatherings could be held, and it is probable that in the near future the anticipations of the residents will be realised. At present there are fifteen children of a school-going age, who walk 4½ miles to school, and it is considered that the nine-mile walk is too much for them. It has also been proposed to erect cottages for workmen in the township, and to attract holiday-makers, it has been suggested that a boardinghouse should be erected. Wool Bay is the watering place of the residents of the surrounding districts. The township has an admirable beach, which is well protected by high, rugged cliffs, and the fishing and shooting are good. A gentleman recently hooked five large schnapper weighing over 124 lbs. in the vicinity, and other fish are to be procurable.

Prominent among the devotes of the rod and line in the district is Mr. Archibald Anderson, who arrived on the Peninsula in 1872 and who has now retired from the agricultural life. Wool Bay, standing as it does on the cliffs overlooking the gulf, catches the invigorating salt breezes which mingle with the clear, crisp, country air, and creates a wholesome and enjoyable atmosphere.


Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Trove

Friday 23 September 1910, page 10

The Hon. K. Lucas, M.L.C., and the members for Wallaroo, waited upon the Minister of Education (Mr. Coneybeer) on Thursday to urge that the school should be established at Wool Bay, Yorke's Peninsula. There were over 16 children within a radius' of two miles, and they were receiving no education. Messrs. Miller Brothers had a large room which they were prepared to let at a reasonable rent. The Minister said a report would be called for he was anxious that the children in these scattered parts would receive education, and he hoped later on to give them a favourable reply.

School for Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 1 October 1910, page 2

The Hon E. Lucas, M.L.O., and the members for Wallaroo waited upon the Minister of Education on Friday last to urge that a school should be established at Wool Bay.

The deputation informed the Minister that there were over 16 children within a radius of two miles, and they were receiving no education. The residents were willing to give every assistance io their power. Messrs Miller Bros., had a very large room which they were prepared to let to the Government at a reasonable rent. It was a stone room, well ventilated, with a wooden floor, and a large underground tank adjoining. They assured the Minister that accommodation would be found for a teacher. It was a very deserving case, and they asked that something might he done as early as possible.

The Minister said that their request would be considered with other urgent cases. A report would be called for, and he was anxious that the children in these scattered parts should receive attention. He was sorry he was not able to do more than was being done at present, but that was no fault of the department. He would discuss the whole matter with the Director at an early date, and he hoped later on to give them a favorable reply. It was difficult to secure a sufficient number of teachers to go in all parts of the back country. There was a great demand upon the department at the present time, and as an evidence of what they were doing he informed the deputation they had been sending out during the last two years at the rate of two teachers a week. This would show that they were alive to the responsibilites, but he recognised that there was still more to he done which he would try to do.


Saturday 8 October 1910, Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Trove

I arrive at the little village of Pickering, which was formerly known as Wool Bay. This centre possesses a large and substantial shop, which also serves as a post-office, and a big store, in which divine service is held. There are six private houses. Messrs. D. Miller & Co., of Waymouth-street, Adelaide, have six large limekilns in the vicinity and these employ a goodly number of men. They send extensive and regular consignments of lime to the metropolis. There is a small jetty here, but it is not adequate for the requireinents of the local trade and should be both lengthened and widened. The Government have already been requested to vote a sum of money for that purpose, and the residents hope that their wishes will be complied with. Continuing along by, the side of the sea for seven miles further, I reach the prosperous town of Stansbury.....

Wool Bay Jetty Extension. To the Editor.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 19 November 1910, page 2

Sir.—I and others were disappointed in not seeing in your last issue the result of the ratepayers meeting which was held in the District Council Chamber on November 7. We expected to see it in the report of the Council meeting, but found it was not. The facts of the case are these :—At the meeting of the Council held on October 10, I attended and reported the result of a deputation to the Commissioner of Public Works re the extension of Wool Bay jetty 100 feet, (50 feet of which had previously been decided on) which was that the Government were quite prepared to extend the jetty 100 feet, providing the District Council gave the usual guarantee for the interest on same. The District Council decided to do so subject to the approval of a meeting of ratepayers. To test the feeling of the ratepayers on the subject a petition was taken round asking the District Council to recommend the Government to extend the jetty 100 feet the last 50 feet to be double width to enable trucks to be shunted and make more room for shipping. The result was that out of 80 ratepayers seeing the petition nine refused to sign. Most of them were very much interested in limekilns elsewhere. I think that those who signed the petition represented quite nine-tenths of the rates of district, The result of the ratepayers meeting, was that Mr Archie Anderson, (Wool Bay Ward) proposed that this meeting of ratepayers strongly upholds the District Council In their decision to recommend the Government to extend the Wool Bay jetty 100 feec, the last 50 feet to be double width to allow trucks to be shunted and make more room for shipping. Mr Jas Brook seconded the proposition. Mr Alec Anderson (Stansbury Ward) moved an amendment that the Council do not recommend the jetty being lengthened, which was not seconded. On the proposition being put 24 was for and 4 against. A petition signed by sis Stansbury ratepayers demanding a poll of the district was handed to the Chairman by Mr Alec Anderson, of Stansbury. The Council decided to obtain legal advice before proceeding further.—I am, etc.,


P.S.—Before the limekilns were started at Wool Bay the revenue of the jetty had fallen to £1 per annum. Last year with three kins the revenue had risen to over £58, now there are six kilns in full swing which ought to make the revenue much higher in the future. I presented the petition signed by over 70 ratepayers to the Council last meeting.—


Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), Trove

Wednesday 30 November 1910, page 4

"What decision has been arrived at inspecting the additional 100 ft. of extension of the Wool Bay Jetty, as requested by deputation in September last?" asked Mr. Allen, M.P., of the Commissioner of Public Works on Tuesday.

The Minister replied that a definite agreement had been entered into with the district council of Dalrymple, by which the jetty was to be extended 50 ft., and the council had guaranteed 5 per cent, interest on the cost of the work.

Bitten by a Snake.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 21 January 1911, page 2

Miss Clarice Sauuders whilst at Mrs Klein's at Wool Bay on Sunday night, had the misortune to be bitten by a snake. On retiring for the night, Saunders took a cup of tea into her room and placed same on the floor, handy to get at.

In the early morning she woke and put her hand out to reach the cup, when she felt something on her wrist. After getting over the fright, she managed to secure a light the same time she felt a numb sensation in her arm. She secured assistance and Mrs Klein applied first aid. She was brought in to the Doctor, who attended to her. No ill-effects resulted.

Wool Bay Institute:

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 8 April 1911, page 2

Building operations in connection with the Wool Bay Institute have been commenced, and the contractor (Mr Crosr) is pushing things along as quickly as possible; Wool Bay means to keep in step with the progress of other parts.

With Cyclonic Force.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 February 1912, page 3

Thursday. Feb. 1, was a disastrous day for the Wool Bay limekilns and some farmers in the vicinity, for at about 2.30 the wind rose with such cyclonic force that it carried away the roof the large stacking shed and completely smashed it up. Sheets of iron were scattered in all directions, some being found a quarter of a mile away. It continued in a straight course across paddocks, uprooting trees and tearing down stone walls and fences, until it got to Mr Harry Koop's farm on the Edithburgh road. Here it left its traces, taking the roofs off his sheds and twisting the iron into all conceivable shapes. Mail-driver Dugan, with Mr W, B. Goldsworthy, were on the road when it cam along, and before they could get clear, the trap was placed right up alongside the fence on the side of the road. The gale appears to have taken a straight line from Wool Bay across country.

Wool Bay Baptist Mission.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 5 October 1912, page 3

The anniversary services were held last Sunday. There were crowded congregations at each service. In the afternoon the Rev W. T. Wiltshire preached, and in the evening Rev E. R. Ledger occupied the pulpit. On Wednesday the tea was well attended. At the public meeting the pastor presided. The secretary (Mr Frank Daniell) reported that services throughout the year had been well attended. The amount raised had been £30. The superintendent (Mr A. James) said that the work had been well maintained and that there had been an increase of 5 scholars. The chairman in his remarks advocated the introduction of scripture reading in State Schools. The distribution of awards included three special prizes :— 1st, Doris James, highest number of marks ; 2nd, Master Stocker, attendance every Sunday; 3rd, Master Braithwaite, next best attendant having missed one Sunday. A successful supper concluded the day's proceedings.


Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 - 1931), Trove

Saturday 21 December 1912, page 17

YORKTOWN, December 13.—A number of Yorketown residents journeyed to Wool Bay on Friday, to attend the opening of the hall there. The Mayor of Edithburgh (Mr. W. Baker) performed the ceremory. He congratulated the residents on their enterprise in having erected so solid and useful a structure. The hall is built of stone, and is capable of seating 150 people. The Government is to be approached on the question of leasing the building for State school purposes. The cost was £215. A cricket match was played between the lime burners and stone carters. The former won by 10 runs. An enjoyable tea was held, and a splendid programme of vocal and instrumental music was given in the evening. All kinds of competitions were promoted. The proceeds amounted to £10. The Baptist Mission will use the ball for religious purposes.

Opening of Wool Bay Hall.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 14 December 1912, page 3

The official opening of the Wool Bay Hall took place on Friday, December 6. A large number of people assembled from all parts of the district, Mr W, Baker, Mayor of Edithburgh, declared the building open, and, in a neat speech, congratulated the Wool Bay folk on the enterprise manifested in the erection of such a splendid and solid hall. The building is a neat stone structure well finished off capable of seating 150. It is expected that it will be leased to the Government for school purposes, but will always be available for entertainments etc. The total cost of the building was £215 A resident of Wool Bay promised a subsidy/of 5/- in the £ for all monies raised at the opening celebrations. During the afternoon a cricket match was played between Lime Burners and Stone Carters. The Stone Carters were not good enough stonewallers, and, hence, failed to reach their opponent's score. The scores were :— Lime Burners, 69 ; Stone Carters, 59^ After the opening tea the hall was cleared and a ; good progranfme was presented to a crowded audience. The overture was played by Mr and Mrs Tilbrook, songs were rendered by Misses Sherriff, R. Thyer, and Messrs Virgo and James, and recitations by Mrs Kerrisou, and Messrs Ledger, Ottaway, Hutchinson (2), Carter and Holly. Nunerous competitions were held during the afternoon and evening. The whole proceedings were marked by great enthusiasm and as a result the committee will receive the creditable sum of £40. On Snnday the Baptist Mission service was held in the new hall for the first time.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 28 June 1913, page 3

The Kapoola called here on Monday, and after discharging a quantity of coke and bags, took in a cargo of 700 bags of lime for Miller's Lime, Ltd.

Three out of six lime klins are closed for repairs, The great heat has caused a number of the bricks to loosen and cmmble. These have been taken out and replaced with new bricks. Considering that it is five years since the kilns were erected and this is the first time repairs have been necessary there cannot be much cause for complaint as regards stability.

Early on Monday morning 298 bags of lime from one kiln alone, was seen shooting the chute for the jetty. To turn out this quantity of lime nearly 6.5 tons of firewood was consumed. It is quite a busy scene to watch the men filling the kilns with limestone. Care has to be exercised so that the large and small stones, coke and wood are so arranged that the heat will penetrate every part of the interior for the full 46 hours necessary to transform the common old garden stone into that most useful commodity — builder's lime.

The holiday on Monday was quiet here, very few visitors were seen on the beach or jetty.

Wool Bay School Concert.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 28 June 1913, page 3

On Friday evening last the Wool Bay Hall was packed almost to overflowing when the scholars of the school gave a first class concert. The teachci (Miss E. A. Whitehead) and Mrs C. Farrow are to be congratulated on the result of their efforts in training the youthful soloists and elocutionists. The contributions by the children were excellent and quite above the average, among those who took part were:— Pearl and Rita James, Edith Thompson, Francis and Archie Anderson, Eric Jesnoewski, George and David Thompson, and B. Stocker. The school boys and girls also rendered some pretty selections in verse and dialogue.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 30 August 1913, page 14

The official opening of the Federal Lime Company's new kilns at Wool Bay took place on August 21 in the presence of a large number of people. These kilns, which are capable of turning out 1,200 bags of lime a week, are claimed to be the most up-to-date in the State, endless supplies of wood and stone surrounding them. The stone is of exceedingly good quality, and the lime is suitable for fine plastering. In connection with the venture the company has purchased the ketch Broughton, which will make biweekly trips from Stansbury to Port Adelaide. The kilns are conveniently situated, but owing to bad roads and lack of shipping, facilities the firm has deemed it accessary to ship the lime from Stansbury. At Port Adelaide, a special bulk store has been erected to receive the freight pending distribution. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. H. G. Pitt, who congratulated the company on the enterprise, and wished it every, success and prosperity. Speeches were delivered by Messrs. D. Anderson, J. Hennessy, T. Baldiston, C. Luxton, and Lambert, and all referred to the splendid quality of the stone which was to be used and the completeness of the working arrangements. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr. Pitt was presented with a silver match box as a memento of the occasion. Afternoon tea was provided.


Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Trove

Tuesday 21 October 1913, page 6

On Friday an octopus was caught at Wool Bay. Two young men observed it swimming close to the jetty. They immediately passed over a line with jig hook attached. With the aid of an extra line the octopus was landed on the jetty. Its feelers were found to be 8 ft. across. The octopus was brought to Yorketown and exhibited by Mr. H. Till. A large crowd congregated on Saturday afternoon to view it.

News from the Districts. Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 17 January 1914, page 3

Mr and Mr James and family are spending their holidays at Brighton.

Miss Whitehead is also away for her vacation.

Visitors are rife at this favorite seaside resort; on public holidays the beach was thronged with pleasure seekers New Year's Day brought quite a crowd out from the inland heat.

After spending a week in the Yorketown Hospital, Mr Jesnoewski has sufficiently recovered from his illness, to return to his home, there to undergo a short season of convalescence prior to resuming his duties.

Wheat carting gives our little township a busy appearance.

Wool Bay Telephone.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 31 January 1914, page 2

A petition is being signed asking the postal department to erect a telephone to Wool Bay. The Bay is fast becoming a popular seaside resort as well as an important shipping port for that part of the Peninsula.

Wool Bay. February 21.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 28 February 1914, page 2

The Wool Bay Sunday' chool officers and members of the Bible Class met with a few friends in the Institute on February 13 to bid farewell to Mr and Mrs James and family, who are leaving the district. Mr F. Holly occupied the chair, Mr Daniell spoke of the good work done by Mr James since he came to Wool Bay. Mrs james had also been a willing helper. Mr Daniel presented Mr James with a carving set as a token of appreciation from the Bible Class and wished the family Godspeed. Mr H. B. Pitt referred to Mr James' estimable qualities as a townsman. In his response, Mr James expressed thanks for kind remarks. He hoped that any vacancy effected by his departure would be speedily filled. Miss Sprigg sang '' Shadowland," and Mr T. Packer gave a short reading, The evening's entertainment was concluded with supper— finale—fruit and water melon.

Wool Bay, March 9.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 14 March 1914, page 3

On Friday evening last, the friends of Mr and Mrs Smith tendered them a farewell social. Mr Smith has been the manager of Miller's lime kilns for the last five years. Mr F. C. Bull, on behalf of the residents of Wool Bay presented Mr Smith with a shaving set. A handsome silver teapot was presented to Mrs Smith by the ladies of the district. Messrs Ebert and Simpson also spoke a few words expressing regret that their guests were leaving the Bay. Dancing was indulged in, and supper partaken. Mr G. A. White, of Coobowie, entertained the party with tumbling, trick cycling, and musical selections. Cheers were given for Mr and Mrs Smith

Bazaar at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 25 April 1914, page 2

A successful bazaar was held at Wool Bay on Friday last. There was a good attendance, and the stalls were excellently arranged and decorated.

The stall holders were.— Sweets, Mrs Stocker and Miss Shooberg.

Cool drinks and icecream. Mr F. Daniells, Misses L. Blundell and M. Vanstone.

Plain and fancy goods, Mesdames W. Anderson and C. Ebert.

Produce and fish, Mrs A. Daniells and Miss Broadbent.

Post office, Mr C. Bull.

Refreshments, Mesdames Farrow A. Latty, J. Daniells, F. Brook, J. Kerrison.

Sports Committee, Messrs A. and F. Daniells and C. Bull.

The sports in the afternoon were well contested. The following are the results:—

100 yards sprint—Tolaman, B. Jolly.

High jump B. Jolly, Tolaman

Stepping the distance —A Daniell

Guessing weight of lamb—R. Bartram.

Hat trimming—J. Kerrison,

Lighting candle—G. Blundell

Weight of cake—Mrs W. A. Anderson .

Vocal and instrumental music was rendered by Mrs Heggleton, Messrs C. Virgo, D. Hughes, and Tolaman. Proceeds amounted to about £35.

Water Supply for Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 22 August 1914, page 3

One of the greatest drawbacks to Wool as a holiday resort is the fact that no stock water is available. Mr August Fischer is endeavoring to overcome this defect by putting down a bore on his property almost opposite the jetty about 500 yards from the cliffs. At a depth of 90 feet he struck salt water. Casing was put down through this and when the bore reached 145 feet—last 20 feet through hard rock and clay—salt water was again encountered. Mr Fischer hopes to strike good water in the course of the next 20 feet. A supply of good water would prove a boon to the residents and visitors of Wool Bay.

Wool Bay Fair.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 20 March 1915, page 2

A very successful Tulip Fair was held at Wool Bay on Friday March 5th. The stalls were daintily arranged and decorated with paper tulips, and included plain and fancy, tea and refreshments, lolly, try your luck, fruit produce, fish, cool drinks and ice cream. The fair was opened by Rev E. R. Ledger and brisk business was done throughout the afternoon and evening. In the evening a promenade concert was held, the items were well received. The ladies of Wool Bay are to be congratulated upon the success of the fair. The net proceeds amounted to over £26. The proceeds were in aid of the hall funds. Recently a room has been added to the premises, and there is now an excellent hall and convenient buildings and the bank overdraft is very light.

Wool Bay Mutual Improvement Society.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 15 May 1915, page 2

A largely attended and enthusiastic meeting was held at Wool Bay on Tuesday evening when it was decided to form a Mutual Improvement Society. Officers elected:— President. Rev E. R. Ledger ; secretary, Mr F. Daniell; committee, Mrs Farrow, Miss Stehbens, and Mr Bull with president and secretary. Meetings to be held fortnightly, the inaugural meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 25, when the programme to be presented will include prepared speeches, impromptu readings, interspersed with vocal and elocutionary items.

Improvement Societies

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 July 1915, page 3

The Mutual Improvement Society met on Tuesday, June 29. Mr A. Brook was elected as chairman. The Wool Ray Glet' Club gave a chorus. The meeting took the form of Question Box, The following members answered the questions—

Miss Stehbens, "Why do men smoke?"'

Mrs Farrow, ' Should Bachelors be taxed ? '

Mr A. G. Daniel), "Are the the Allies justified in using poisonous gases

Mr W. T. Plaisted, "Why do we work ?"

Mr F. Daniel!, "Which would be in the best interests of South Australia bulk or bag handling of wheat ?"

The meeting closed with the National Anthem. A meeting was held on Tuesday last, July 6th.

" Ladies' Evening " — concluded with supper in aid of Belgians, the charge for which was one shilling.

Wool Bay. July 23.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 30 July 1915, page 3

The Wool Bay Mutual Improvement Society held its usual fortnightly meeting on July 20, and in spite of inclement weather a good attendance was recorded. The meeting, which took the form of Impromptu Conversations and Speeches, was in the hands of Miss Stephens and Messrs P. H. and A. G. Daniell.

The following subjects were chosen for debate:—

"Should Military training be compulsory in Australia?''

"Is the world growing better or worse:"

"Do Australians spend too much time in sport ?"

"Should wives clean their husband's boots ?"

"Is marriage a failure ?"


"Should we help our wounded soldiers ?"

"Should the credit system be abolished ?'

and "Should capital punishment be abolished."

During the evening the Male Glee Club rendered a chorus. The next meeting to be held on August 3, "Essays on Travel."

Farewell at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 2 October 1915, page 2

On September 21 a pleasant social was held to bid farewell to Miss Stehbens, who had resigned trom the position of State School teacher. The friends of Wool Bay presented her with a silver teapot in recognition of her services on all public and other occasions. During the evening those present heartily enjoyed games and thoroughly appreciated the excellent supper.

Wool Bay. November 11.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 20 November 1915, page 2

The Wool Bay Red Cross Society forwarded a box of articles on November 9 to bead quarters comprising of 4 pillows, 8 pillow cases, 9 towels, 12 pyjamas suits, 1 dozen handkerchiefs, 3 face washers, 2 bandages, 9 milk covers, old linen, 3 writing pads, 1 packet envelopes, 6 packet cigarettes, 19 cakes soap, 1 brush and comb, 3 tins tooth powder, and 4 tooth brushes. Also the sum of £5 was forwarded on to Egypt for the use of our soldiers.

Wool Bay Red Cross Society.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 9 September 1916, page 3

The first anniversary meeting of the Wool Bav Red Cross Society was held on Thursay August 24, which was largely attended. The President (Mrs Farrow) spoke on the work of the society, the need for continued efforts in the future. The Society was founded in August 191a then having twelve members, since that time the number has increased to twenty two. Eighteen meetings have been held during the year and gifts received from members have enabled the society to forward 3 large boxes of goods, and also £15 cash to the head of the Red Cross Society. This society has also acted as a cheer-up as regards farewell socials to soldiers from this district. The income for the year amounted to £50, and expenditure £39/14/7 leaving a balance on hand of £10/5/5. The financial opening was greatlv benefited to the amount of £9/14/- donated by the Wool Bay Literary Society.

Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 7 October 1916, page 3

A meeting of the Red Cross Society was held on Saturday last September 16th. Two boxes of goods were packed and forwarded per S.S. "Jnno" on Monday, to the head branch. One box contained a collection of good cake, and the others produce. The following gifts were received:—2 bottles chutney, 7 doz. eggs. 5 lbs butter, 11 tins jam, 7 bottles sauce, 3 tins cocoa, 5 bottles pickles, 5 tins fruit, 1 tin groats. A social afternoon was held at Mrs Perce Daniel's home on Friday September 22nd. The guests were admitted by gifts which are to be donated to the Wool Bay Red Cross Society. A pleasant, and enjoyable musical programme, helped to pass away the afternoon. Refreshments were provided.

Wool Bay Visiting Day.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 9 December 1916, page 3

At Pickering Public School on Nov. 10th the annual visiting day was held. A number of the parents and friends attended. The school was nicely decorated. A splendid programme was arranged by the teacher and carried out by the children. This was the first visiting day under the new committee, Mr C. Farrow chairman of school committee presided. Mr Silver of Yorketown late chairman of School Board of Advice also spoke. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies. Great credit was due to the teacher Miss Mclnerney for the improvement in the school work and to those who assisted. A very fine display of scholars work was on view.

Diphtheria Outbreak Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 24 March 1917, page 3

About three weeks ago a case diphtheria occurred atWool Bay. Notwithstanding the fact the patient was immediately isolated, another case made its appearance last Friday, and on Saturday and Monday five more cases were reported. The patients range from 5 to 20 years of age and are mostly school children. The Education department closed the school. Acting on the advice of the medical officer the patients were all removed to the local institute, and Nurse Lindschau, late charge nurse of the diphtheria ward of the Adelaide hospital, who was in the district at the time, kindly undertook to look after them, Great credit is due to the Chairman and Clerk of the Dalyrmple District-Council for their prompt action in making the necessary arrangements, and Mr Plaisted and other residents of Wool Bay for their untiring efforts to prepare the Wool Bay hall for the use of the patients. The commonsense of the parents in allowing their children to be placed in the hall helped the doctor considerably. No new cases have been reported since Monday. One or two of the cases were very serious, but the patients are now out of danger. The sister-in-charge will be pleased to receive any old comic papers or books suitable for children. If they are left at the Pioneer office they will be promptly sent to the Bay,


Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Trove

Monday 16 April 1917, page 6

Mr. Archibald Anderson, of Stansbury, who died on Thursday in his seventy eighth year, was born aboard the ship Surrey, which was on a voyage from Eng land to South Australia. He,with his parents, landed at Port Adelaide, and later settled at Bald Hills. He married Miss Ann Dufty 46 years ago. Mr. Anderson and his wife went to the peninsula and settled at Wool Bay. Mr. Anderson did much to promote the interests of the township of Wool Bay, and was highly respected. He retired, from farming about 12 years ago, and had since lived at his old homestead. Mr. Anderson died about three and a half years ago. Three daughters— Mrs. J. C. Dufty (Victoria), Mrs. F. A. Anderson (Stansbury), and Mrs. A. G. Daniel (Wool Bay) and three sons— Mr. W. A. Anderson (New South Wales), Mr. E. J. Anderson (Curramulka), and Mr. A. J. Anderson (Gladstone) survive.

Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 9 June 1917, page 3

At a recent meeting of the Wool Bay Red Cross Society it was decided to omit the usual weekly meetings and to hold instead Gift Afternoons periodically. The first of these afternoons is to be held on Friday July 6. The balance sheet was read showing that an amount of £10. had been forwarded to the Head Branch. A box of goods has also been forwarded to the Lady Galway Clubhouse Henley Beach. The proceeds of the luncheon at the late Mr Anderson's sale amounted to £8 10/- . Will all those who assisted in any way kindly accept the thanks of the Society.

Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 4 August 1917, page 3

Arbor Day, in conjunction with Gift Afternoon, in aid of Red Cross, was celebrated at Pickering School on Friday, July 20th. Despite inclement weather a number of parents and friends were present to witness the planting of the six tees in the school grounds. Addresses on tree planting were delivered by Messrs Farrow, Daniels and others. A programme of musical items was given by the children. Afternoon tea was served by the ladies. The opportunity was taken to say farewell to Mrs. Tillbrook, who is leaving the district. The members of the Red Cross presented her with a handsome carving set The proceeds of the Red Cross luncheon at Mrs. Tillbrook's sale amounted to £2 14s.

Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 November 1917, page 3

The Spring Fair held at Wool Bay on October 3rd in connection with the Institute was a success. Proceeds for the day. £26. The stalls were tastefully decorated, and carried out as follows :—Produce Mesdames Fisher and Ebert; sweets and cordials, Mrs Stacker and Miss T. Brundel ; plain and fancy work, Mesdames Graining and Bull; fruit salad, Mesdames Daniell and Latty and Miss D. E. Packer; tea, Mesdames Farrow, Scott, Burman, and Miss F. Brundel Various sideshows and competitions helped to swell the funds. The Committee wish to thank all who helped to make the Fair a suceess.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 6 July 1918, page 2

At the Pickering school concert on June 21 there was a crowded attendance. Mr. C. Farrow, presided. The hall was tastefully decorated with white and violet flowers, and streamers. In addition to a number of choruses by the scholars, the following took part.—The Stansbury Merry Makers, Mrs. A. P. Anderson, Misses Gwen Virgo, D. Wurm Mary White, Maude Daniell, Rena Thompson, Doris Bull ; Mr. Brown, Masters Harry Thompson, Reg. Greening, Glen Daniell, Rex Goodan, Keith Farrow and Clarence Fischer. The accompanists were Misses MacDonald and Henderson. An appetising supper closed a successful entertainment. The proceeds, £15/1/9, were for The Children's Patriotic Fund.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 27 July 1918, page 3

On Friday, July 12 a welcome social was accorded to Ptes. Wesley Choate and R. Jolly, both of whom have recently returned from the front Mr. C. Bull occupied the Chair and spoke in eulogistic terms of the guests. Messrs. A. J. Daniell, S. Solly, C. Farrow, and P. Daniell also spoke, when the audience showed their appreciation by striking up with "For they are jolly good fellows." Both soldiers made suitable responding speeches, and thanked the speakers for ttie kind things said about them, and also thanked all those present for treating them so well on their return. Musical items were given by Oaklands and Wool Bay school children, and Misses E. Farrow and A. Macdoaald. Games were much enjoyed by the young people. Supper, which had been prepared by the ladies, was served, and the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and the National Anthem brought a pleasant evening to a close.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 23 November 1918, page 3

On Monday about 12-30 p.m. William Abbot, of Oaklands, met with a serious accident which resulted in his death. At the time the poor fellow was taking off a crop in the paddock of his father-in-law, Mr. W. Thompson. He had his dinner in company with Mr. Thompson's son, and afterwards went on with his work. Mr. Thompson, who was sewing up bags 1/4 mile away, noticed that the team in the reaper-thresher was standing still. As he could not see his brother-in-law about he went down the paddock to investigate. There he found Abbot on the ground some distance from the machine, with serious injuries to his head, and dead. He hurried to Wool Bay and secured the services of Messrs. Plaisted and C. Bull, who were quickly on the spot. Meanwhile M.C. Jury and Dr. Russell were sent for. It is surmised that the combs of the machine had become chocked, and Abbot got down to free them, and the horses moved on before he regained his seat. He was dragged, and then the horses bolted, causing the injuries to skull and arm. Death must have been instantaneous. The matter was reported to the Yorketown Coroner (Dr. W. H. Russell) who deemed an inquest unnecessary. Great sympathy is felt throughout the district for Mrs. Abbott and her three children and Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson, who have also of late sustained such great and heavy family loss in having three sons paid the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 15 March 1919, page 3

"And all was calm and bright" This was the expression generally made use of at Wool Bay on Saturday last, March 8, when the members of the Wool Bay Branch of the Dalrymple District Repatriation Committee inaugurated an afternoon's water sports for the purpose of raising funds to help the returning boys of the district. Neptune was on his best behaviour and this, added to the good work put in by the ladies and gentlemen of the Wool Bay committee, brought about a most successful outing. About £75 was annexed during the afternoon, and those concerned are to be heartily congratulated on the success achieved. Between 350 and 400 people witnessed the various events.

The officials were: President, Mr. A. G. Daniell; secretary. Mr. P. C Bull starter, Mr. H. Giles; handicapper, Mr. E. H. Giles; judges, Messrs. C. Fatrow, F. A. Anderson, and F. Dry, assisted by a host of willing helpers. It must be chronicled that for the Greasy Pole event there were 43 entrants, comprising men of years and weight—some over 60 years of age and under featherweight conditions, whilst others had "come of age" and were f.a.q. "in weight."

The results were as follows:—

Boy's swimming race (under 15) A. Rechner, F. Egginton- Close finish, the winner getting home by a length-

Bobbing for corks (2 minutes allowed)—C. R. Dare, 19; H. Tillr : brook, 7- H- and J-Thompson also competed.

100 yards swimming race—P. Stephens (5 secs start), C R. Dare 7 Tilbrook also started. won easily.

Neat Dive—C. R- Dare, P- Stephens- There were 28 entries-

Goose Chase—This event was unfortnnately marred by the captare of the goose before the "field" was given the order to start ; at the second try H. South secured the bird.

Tug-of-war (in water, teams of four C. Jones, P. Stephens, C,R. Dare, and W. Sherriff were the winners. Two other teams competed : G- Bull, H. Tilbrook, O. Rechner, C. Peterson, and E- H-Giles, Lehmann, J- Johnson, C- Bevan-

Greasy pole—E- Anderson, P. .Kopp. and W. Rattley divided

Long dive—C- R- Dare won easily ftom P- Koop.

Breast stroke—C- R. Dare again outpointed P. Koop.

Diving for plates (5)—Dare recovered ftmr plates in a very clever manner, and had nothing to fear fromtheother competitors . A dance held in the Institute in tne evening terminated a pronounced sucessful meeting.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 24 January 1920, page 4

Visiting day at the local school was celebrated on Friday evening, Dec. 19. There was a large gathering of parents and friends. An interesting programme of songs, dialogues, and recitations was given by the scholars. Special prizes donated by members of the School Committee were distiibuted to the following:—Dorothy Plaisted, for best schoolwork ; Myrtle Greening, for most interest taken in school; Leslie Hewton, best behaved boy on school ground; Doris Bull and Rena Thompson, most regular in attendance and for punctuality. The two successful candidates at the examination, Keith Farrow and Harry Thompson, received qualifying certificates. During the evening Father Xmas descended from the chimney and distributed gifts to every child. Supper, provided by the parents, closed an enjoyable evening.

Water Sports at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 27 March 1920, page 4

The following are the results of the water sports held at Wool Bay on Saturday, March 6 :—Boys' Swimming, J. Altschwagter, first; T. Lea, second. Bobbing far Corks C. R. Dare-. Men's Swim cning, P. Hutchinson, first; C. R. Dare and W. Baker divided second. Neat Dive, C. R. Dare, first; J?. Ball, second. Pig Chase, C. R. Dare. Greasy Pole, T. Lea. Long Dive, P. Hutchison and C. R. Dare divided first and second. Diving for Plates D. Natr. Tug of War, J. Maloney and J. Antonio picked sides, 1.4 on , each. J. Maloney's team won-

Concert at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 13 November 1920, page 3

A splendid concert was given at Wool Day on Friday, October 22. by the scholars of the State School, under the conductorship of tbe teacher. Miss Jacka. Every item was a star and every performer an artist. The teacher and the accompanist (Mrs. Farrow) are to be congratulated on the result of their efforts. The proceeds were in aid of the school funds. At the close of the school concert a supper and dance was held in aid of the Hall Piano Fund.


Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), Trove

Saturday 25 December 1920, page 5

YORKETOWN, December 21. On Friday last a fire occurred on the farm of Mr. Charles Farrow, Wool Bay. Mr. Fischer was assisting the owner to take off his wheat crop, when a spark from the engine driving the harvester dropped into the crop, and about three acres of wheat, were destroyed before the fire was extinguished. Workmen from the limekilns at Wool Bay and others came to the assistance of Mr. Fischer, and their work saved the situation.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 16 April 1921, page 13

Miss Jacka has returned to Wool Bay after a holiday in the city.

Mrs. Bull and family have returned to Wool Bay after spending an enjoyable holiday in the city

On Friday evening a farewell social was given to Miss Elsie Plaisted, who has left the district for Western Australia. She will be missed very greatly.

Mrs. F. Biglands has returned to Wool Bay.

Messrs. Frank and Norman Plaisted have returned after an enjoyable holiday in the hills.

Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong have returned to the city after a holiday at Haywood Park.

Mrs. Whitehora is enjoying a holiday at her daughter's at Haywood Park.

Miss Sadie Shaw has returned to the city after a holiday at Haywood Park.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 7 May 1921, page 14

The Oaklands School gave a concert on Friday last at the Wool Bay Hall. The hall was crowded, and teachers from all surrounding districts were present. Songs and recitations were rendered by the children. After the concert supper was served. Dancing was kept up till the early hours of the morning.

Mrs. Antonio has been spending a holiday with relations in the city.

Mr. and Mrs. Eichmer have taken the house of Mr. Giles on the Wool Bay Road.

Mrs. Howard is spending a holiday with her mother at the schoolhouse, Oaklands

Mrs. Shaw is spending a holiday at Mrs. A. Latty's, Oaklands.

Mr. and Mrs. Stackpoole are spending a holiday in the city.

Mr. C P. Bonaas has returned after a week in the city.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 14 May 1921, page 13

Mrs. T. Packer and her two children are at present spending a holiday in the city.

Mr. Antonio has returned to Wool Bay after a holiday it the west.

Mrs. Bull, of the Semaphore, paid a short visit to her son's home at Wool Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Stackpoole and son Jack have returned to Haywood Park after a, holiday in the City.

Mrs. Rowlands, of Queensland, is at present spending a holiday at Haywood Park.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 28 May 1921, page 3

The new lime kiln for Miller's Lime Coy., has been visited by the Directors and is now at work.

During last week the harbor was a hive of industry. Several ketches have been loading wheat for Dreyfus and Co. and the local agent (Mr T. W. Plaisted) had an extra busy time.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 5 November 1921, page 7

Last Thursday Mrs. T. Parker invited a few friends to an evening, in which they enjoyed themselves. Scott, T. Packer. N. Plaisted, H. Plaisted. Mesdames Tilbrook. Wharton, Packer Scott, and Barman, Misses D Plaisted S Tilbrook, P. Everes and N. Burman

Mrs. Plaisted has returned to wool bay after a few days at Coobowie.

Mr. and Mrs. Knipe and two grandchildren have returned to Melbourne after a long holiday with Mrs. H. Tilbrook.

Mr. A. Knipe and his sister Mrs. Wharton, accompanied by their niece, Miss Verna Browell, have returned to Melbourne after a holiday with Mrs. W. Peterson, Stansbury.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 24 December 1921, page 12

The Haywood Park School held a picnic on the Wool Bay Beach. It was a lovely day and all enjoyed themselves. The ladies provided dinner and afternoon tea and the children enjoyed the races and games.

Mrs. J. Daniells returned to Wool Bay after a few weeks in the city.

Master Sid Plained has relumed to Wool Bay after 12 months at Balhannah.

Miss Y. and J. Ingster are staying with Mrs. F. Biglands.

Mr. and Mrs. Tilbrook have gone to Melbourne for the Christmas holidays.

On Derembcr 10 Miss Alma Thompson, daughter of Mr. R. Thompson, was married to Mr J. Mack, of Edithburgh. The bride was given away by her father. Miss May Thompson was bridesmaid. Mr. G. Thompson supported the bridegroom as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the hall, where breakfast was partaken of, after which games and dancing were indulged in.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 21 January 1922, page 11

Mr. aad Mrs. Scott and family have returned to Wool Bay after an enjoyable holiday in tbe city.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Antonio have also returned to Wool Bay after a holiday at Morpbett Vale.

Miss Chrissie Plaisted the guset of Mr. and Mrs. Plaisted of Wool Bay.

Miss Elsie Plaisted accompanied by her ancle, Mr. F. Plaisted, have returned to the city after a few days at Wool Bay.

Misses Y. and Jean Ingster have returned to the city after enjoying a good holiday with Mrs. F. Biglands.

Mr. and Mrs. Filbrook hare returned to Wool Bay after a holiday in Melbourne.

Mrs. Everes and family have returned to Wandearah.

Miss Pearl Everes has also returned to Wandearah after twelve months holiday with her grandparents at Haywood Park.

Master Len Burman and his mother have gone to Adelaide.

Miss Blanche Whitehorn has returned to the city after a holiday at Haywood Park.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 28 January 1922, page 17

Miss Jacka has returned to Wool Bay after an enjoyable holiday in the city.

Mr. Norman Plaiated has gone to Renmark.

Mr H. Thompson has gone to the city for a few days.

Mrs. Bull and daughter have returned to the city after a holiday with Mr. and Mrs. C. Bull.

Miss O'Callaghan his returned to Haywood Park School after a holiday with her parents at Coobowie.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 11 February 1922, page 12

Mr. H. C. Whitrow, of Adelaide, called at Wool Bay on January 31 on his trip through the Peninsula.

Miss H. Turner, of Alberton, is the guest of Mrs. R. Scott.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rechner and family of Yorketown, have been spending their holidays at Wool Bay in tents and entertaining friends, amongst them Miss Dorothy Scarfe, of Adelaide. After an enjoyable time they broke camp on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dutschbe. of Kilkerran, have been staying with Mrs. E. Ebert.

Mrs. Burman has returned to Haywood Park after holiday with her friends in Adelaide and at Mrs. M. Stackpool's at Paracombe.

Miss Nettie Burman and her cousin Evelyn Smith have gone to Maylands for a holiday.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 4 March 1922, page 15

Messrs. Bird and Evans called at Wool Bay on Wednesday on their trip through the Peninsula. At the Yorketown Baptist Church Miss Eliza. Packer, daughter of Mr. J. Packer, of Wool Bay, was married to Mr. Percy Plummer, of Edithburgh. The Rev. Paice officiated. The bride was given away by her father. Miss May Thompson was bridesmaid and Mr. Tom Plummer acted as best man. After the ceremony the bride and bridegroom were motored to their home at Wool Bay.

On Wednesday, February 22, the scholars of Oakland's School held their picnic at Wool Bay. In the afternoon sports and games were carried out. Afternoon tea was provided by the ladies. Miss H. Turner, who has been staying at Mrs. R. Scott's, has returned to her home at Alberton.

Mrs. Howard, of Kangaroo Island, is staying with her mother at the schoolhouse, Oaklands.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 25 March 1922, page 8

The Oaklands Cricket Club held their social in the Wool Bay Hall. There were visitors from all parts, and every one enjoved the evening, which was spent in dancing and cards.

Mr. and Mrs. James, of Narracoorte, have returned home after a holiday with Mr. and Mrs. H. Tilbrook.

Mr. and Mrs. R. Thompson have gone to the city.

The Haywood Park School held a meeting to form a new school committee. Mr. C. Burman was elected chairman. Miss Brundle secretary, Mrs. C. Burman treasurer, the others being Messrs. Bishop, Moore, Cronch, and Diprose

Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith have returned to their home at Haywood Park after a holidar at Kadina.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 22 April 1922, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Bull and family went to Adelaide for Easter week.

Mrs. Plristed is spending a holiday at Balhannah.

Miss Chrissie Plaisted has rerurncd to Balhannah after a holiday at Wool Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Ebert and family visited Adelaide during the Easter holiobys.

Mr. and Mrs. Biglands are spending a holiday in the city.

Mrs. Armstrong and family are the guests of Mrs. C. Burnam, of Haywood Park.

Mr W. Everes and daughter are the guests of Mrs. T. Crouch, Haywood Park.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 13 May 1922, page 19

The school children held a picnic in Mrs. Eichner's paddock. They had racing and games, and in spite of a dull day they had a pleasant time. Sweets and fruit were provided by the parents of the children. Dinner was served in Mr. Eichner 's barn.

Mr and Mrs. Elbert and family returned to Wool Bay after an enjoyable time in the city.

Mrs. Armstrong and two children have returned to Ccoydon after a holiday at Haywood Park.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 3 June 1922, page 3

The steamer Quorna arrived here on Wednesday with general cargo, and loaded 700 bags of lime. The ketch John Lewis is loading barley. The crushing machinery at Klein's Point was delayed for a time owing to a slight accident, but is now in full swing again.

A happy gathering took place at the Wool Bay Hall on May 22, when a number of friends assembled and gave a surprise party to Mr. Norman Plaisted to celebrate his twenty-first birthday. The evening was spent in playing games and dancing. Miss May Dry sang "Memories," and Miss Stella Tilbrook said "The Naughty Kitten." Miss Elsie Dry was pinniste. A real good supper was provided by the friends. The gathering broke up after the singing of "He's a jolly good fellow."


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 3 June 1922, page 3

Sir,—I was very pleased to see the report in last week's PIONEER re bad state of road between Wool Bay and Stansbnty, and can add that another motor car accident has happened on the same road, also that on two occasions lately the mail coach has had the misfortune to break two axles. The mailman was compelled to get another motor to carry on the mails. The rate payers of Wool Bay have brought the state of the road under the notice of the Dalrymple Council (the responsible body), and received a letter to say te Council would la pect, but upon time of writing nothing has been done, although several contracts have been let in other parts of the district not so Urgently needed. The ratepayers of Wool Bay are still looking for the Council to do a little in the most needed parts.

I am. Sir. etc.,



Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 June 1922, page 3

The ketches Alert and John Lewis have been loading barley this week for Barrett Bros.

On Wednesday evening the Quorna called with general cargo and loaded another 700 bags of lime for Millers Lime Ltd.

The footballers of this town are getting well into form for their match on Saturday.

During the last two or three weeks some person or persons have been distributing poison in the town, and several valuable dogs have been destroyed. On Friday Mr. C. Ebert found his dog poisoned on the chain. It would be wise for householders to now watch their firewood.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 24 June 1922, page 3

A surprise party boarded the Quorna on Wednesday evening June 14. After the surprisites had inspected the vessel's splendid accommodation, they finished up with a musical evening to the satisfaction of all present. The captain, officers and crew thoroughly enjoyed the visit.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 1 July 1922, page 3

The Warrawee called at Wool Bay on Wednesday with general cargo and lifted 600 bags lime. Another motor broken axle on the Wool Bay-Stansbury Road, and still nothing done by the Dalrymple District Council. It would do the Councillors good to try and travel on this road after the bountiful rains we have had.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 1 July 1922, page 14

The Oaklands Football team played the Coobowie team on Saturday, June 24. Coobowie won by 10 behinds, and a good game was played. Mr. S Carmichael was umpire. A dance was held in the Wool Bay Hall on Saturday evening. The music was provided by Mrs. C. Ebert and Mr. F. Biglands Mr. Norman Plaisted was M.C.

Miss Dorothy Plaisted is spending a week's vacation at Stansbury.

Miss Jean Armstrong has returned to Croydon after a long holiday at Haywood Park.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 8 July 1922, page 19

Mia Dorothy Plaisted has returned to Wool Bay after a holiday at Stansbury.

Mrs. H. Tilbrook has returned to Wool Bay after a short stay in the city.

Mrs. Knipe is tbe guest of Mrs. H. Tilbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Jamison and family of Clarence Park, are the guests of Mrs. R. Scott.

Masters Len Burman, Alan Smith, and Stanley Hall have returned to the city after a holiday at Haywood Park. Hiss O'Callaghan las returned to Haywood Park after a holiday at Point Pass.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 15 July 1922, page 17

On Tuesday evening a football social was held in the Wool Bay Hall, in aid of the Oaklands Football Club. It being a moonlight night there was a good attendance. The school children rendered several tones and recitations. Dancing was indulged in during the evening. Music was provided by Misses E. and G. Dry. Mr. C. Barman was M.C. A good supper was provided by the ladies.

The Oaklands footballers had an exciting game on July 8. The Oaklands beat the Yorketowns by one-point. Mr. Brown was umpire.

Miss Pearl Everes, of Minlaton, is the guest of Mrs. T. Crouch, Haywood Park.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Jones have returned to Haywood Park after an enjoyable holiday at Kangaroo Island.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 4 November 1922, page 8

Mr. and Mrs. Knipe have returned to Melbourne after an enjoyable holiday with Mrs. Tilbrook.

Mrs. C. Farrow., is spending a holiday in the city.

Mr. C. Fischer, of Wasleys, was the guest of Mrs. Plaisted at Wool Bay.

Mr. A. Knipe has returned to Melbourne after a holiday at Wool Bay.

Misses O. A. and E. Everes, of Minlaton, were the guests of Mrs. T. Crouch, Haywood Park.

The parents of the children of the Haywood Park School held a busy bee on October 28. The walls were cleaned and the door and window frames were painted. A new floor was put in the shed. Afternoon tea teas served by Misses P. Everes and N. Burman.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 11 November 1922, page 11

On November 4 an enjoyable party was given in the Wool Bay Hall to Mr. Will Treloar to celebrate his twenty-first birthday. Recitations were given by Misses Stella Tilbrook. Beatrice Braithwaite, and K. R. Thompson. Games and dancing were indulged in. After supper Mr. Will Treloar thanked all friends for their kindness. The evening was concluded by the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" and "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." The music was provided by Miss N. Burman and Mr. Tillbrook.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 17 March 1923, page 12

Mr. and Mrs. Scott and family are spending a holiday in the city.

Mr. F. Plaisted has retained to Balhannan after a few months at Wool Bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilks have returned to Broken Hill.

Mr. R. Thompson has returned after a holiday to the city.

Miss Sadie Shaw, of Henley Beach, is the guest of Mrs. A. Latty, Oaklands. Mrs. Gray and son are also the guests of Mrs. Latty.

Mrs. Howard and little daughter have returned to Kangaroo Island after a holiday at Oakland.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 7 April 1923, page 8

Mrs. T. W. Piaisted is spending a holiday at Balhannah.

Miss Sadie Shaw has returned to Henley Beach after a holiday at Mrs. Latty's, Oaklands.

Mr. N. Piaisted is spending a holiday at Balhannah.

Mr. F. Biglands has returned after a holiday in the city.

Mrs. Moran has returned to Adelaide after a holiday at Wool Bay.

Mrs. Armstrong has returned to Wool Bay after a holiday in the city.

Miss Blanche Whitehorn, of Maylands, is the guest of Mrs. C. Burman, Heywood Park, Master Stan Hall, of Bowden, is also the guest of Mrs. Burman.

Mrs. Rice and her daughter, of Gawler, ere spending a holiday with Mrs. Crouch, Heywood Park.

Miss O'Callahan, is spending her holidays in the city.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 4 August 1923, page 2

A long-night dance was held in Wool Bay hall on Friday, July 27. The young ladies and gents looked charming in their paper caps and hats which were kindly lent by Mrs. Burman. The "Lucky Spot" waltz was won by Miss Doris Bull and Mr. Sid. Plaisted. The streamer waltz looked very pretty and caused much fun. The music was supplied by Mr. and Mrs. H. Tilbrook, and supper by the ladies. Mr. F Biglands, senr., carried out the duties of M.C, and all present had an enjoyable time. Supper was provided by the ladies.

Miss Phyllis George has returned to Alberton after an enjoyable holiday with Mrs. Armstrong.
Mrs. Armstrong and her little son Gordon are spending a few days in the city.

Wool Bay Anniversary Services.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 8 September 1923, page 5

The anniversary services of the Wool Bay Mission and Sunday School were held on Sunday, Aug. 26, and Tuesday, August 28. The Revs. W. Glen Clarke and D. Woods preached to large congregations in the afternoon and evening respectively. A tea and public meeting were held on Tuesday. Mr. Cornish took the chair at 7-30 p.m. Annual reports were presented by Mr; C. Farrow (Mission), Master Keith Farrow (Sunday-School, finance), and Mr. Cornish (Superintendent's report). An address was given by the pastor, Rev. D. Woods. A musical and elocutionary program was contributed to by Mr. Tilbrook (cornet solo and recitation), Stella Tilbrook (recitation), Mrs. Daniell (solo), Jean Armstrong (recitation), and men's chorus (company). The annual distribution of prizes was made by the pastor. A very pleasing feature of both Sunday and Tuesday's gatherings was the hearty singing by the scholars, assisted by a good orchestra. A very happy and successful series of meetings concluded with the Doxology and Benediction.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 8 September 1923, page 24

The Wool Bay Sunday School anniversary was held on Sunday, August 26th. The Rev. W. G. Clarke conducted the afternoon's service and the Rev. D. Woods the evening. There was a large congregation at both services, and the singing was well appreciated.

On Friday, August 31, a few friends gathered together at Mrs. Burman's, in the way of a suprise party. Cards and games were indulged in during the evening.

Those present were — . Mesdames Scott, Burman, Armstrong, Plaisted, and Thompson. Messrs. Plaisted, Thompson, Scott, Burman, N. Plaisted, H. Plaisted, and D. Armstrong, Misses P. Everes, N. Burman, D. Plaisted, and J. Armstrong, Matters L. Burman, B. Scott. and F. Burman.

Mrs. Rice, of Gawler, is spending a few days with her mother at Haywood Park.

Mrs. Evers, of Minlaton, is spending a holiday with her mother.

Master Len Burman has returned to Adelaide after holiday with his parents.

Mr. T. Carey, of Oaklands, is spending a holiday at Booleroo Centre.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 22 September 1923, page 23

A long night dance was held in the Wool Bay Hall on Septembar 7. There was a nice number present, and much fun was caused with the streamer waltz and the lucky spot waltz, which were won respectively by Mr. J. Treloar and Mrs. H. Thompson. Music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. H. TilbrooK. Mr. F. Biglands was M.C. Supper, was provided by the ladies.

The proceeds were in aid of the Oakland's Football Club.

Miss Gwen Ebert is spending a holiday at Port Pirie.

Mr. S. Thompson, of Adelaide, is the guest of Mrs. Greening.

Mr. T. Carey, of Oaklands, has returned after a holiday at Booleroo Centre.

Mr. G. Buttfield has returned after a visit to the city.

Mr. A. W. Jones is spending a holiday in Adelaide.

Mr. A. J. Latty and his son Horace have returned after a holiday in Adelaide.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 6 October 1923, page 24

The Oaklands held their public tea meeting for the Sunday school in the Wool Bay Hall on October 1. After tea the meeting was held, the Rev. W. G. Clarke being chairman. Singing, recitations, dialogues and musical items were indulged in during the evening. Rev. W. G. Clarke prersented prizes to the children. Miss Pearl Treloar received highest marks for the girls and Master Roy Jolly for the boys.

A farewell social was tendered to Mrs. and Miss Murray on October 2 in the Wool Bay, Hall. There was a large attendance. Mr. Jung was chairman. Speeches were rendered by Messrs. E. H. Giles, Pearson, and S. Solly. Songs were rendered by Misses Lambshed, and D. Sheriff, and recitations by Misses S. 'Tiflbrook, J. Armstrong, and P. Soily. After the presentation of an oak clock for Mrs. Murray and a salad bowl and servers for Miss Murray from the school, and a suitcase and a teapot from the old scholars and friends. Mr. Pearson suitably responded. After supper dancing was indulged in, music being provided by Misses D. Sheriff. I. Franke. D. Jones, and Mesdames C. Ebert and J. Kennedy. Mr. W. Sherriff was M.C.

Master Colin Hall, of Bowden, is spending his school vacation at Haywood Park.

Master Clem Hewton, of Point Pass, is spending his holiday with his parents at Wool Bay.

Miss Olive Evers. of Minlaton, is spending a holiday at Haywood Park.

Miss Jacka, of Wool Bay, Is spending her school vacation in the city.

Miss McCormack, of Haywood Park, is also spending her holidays In the city.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 6 October 1923, page 24

A surprise party was tendered to Mr. Douglas Armstrong for his seventeenth birthday in the Wool Bay Hall on September 21. There were many friends present, and as enjoyable time was spent. Games, cards, aud dancing were indulged in during the evening a supper was provided by the ladies.

Mrs H Tilbrook and Mrs. Knape are, spending a holiday at Narracoorte.

Mr. S. Thompson has returned to Adelaide after a holiday at Wool Bay.

Mr. T. W. Plaisted has returned after a few days at Moonta.

Mrs. S. Diprose, of Haywood Park, is spending a holiday in the city.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 13 October 1923, page 24

Mr. C. Farrow has motored to Tarlee for a holiday.

Mr. R. Thompson, of Wool Bay, is spending a holiday in Adelaide.

Miss Jacka has returned after a holiday in the city.

Miss Gwen Ebert has returned after an enjoyable holiday at Port Pirie.

Mrs. Murray, accompanied by her daughter Elsie, has taken up the school duties at Lewiston.

Miss Latty, of Adelaide, is spending a holiday with Mrs. A. J. Latty, of Oaklands.

Miss Olive Evers, of Minlaton, is spending a holiday with her grandparents at Haywood Park.

Miss Evans has filled the vacancy at the Oaklands School.

A dance was held at the Wool Bay Hall on October 6. There was a fair attendance. Mrs. A. Bartram provided the music and Mr. F. Biglands, sen., was M.C.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 November 1923, page 49

The death ooaurred suddenly at Wool Bay on October 31 of Mr. W. H. Till, of Yorketown, at the age of 69 years. He retired from business a few years ago and spent much time In fishing. On Tuesday he was fishing afiter sunset near Wool Bay in a boat with Mr. Jas. Mitton, of Yorketown. He was in the act of pulling in a fish when he fell back and expired. Mr. Mitton had the difficult task of rowing the boat over two miles to the Wool Bay jetty, before he could get assistance. Mr. Till, who was well known throughout the district, was one of the pioneers of Yorketown, where he had lived nearly all his life.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 15 December 1923, page 22

A long night dance was held in the Wool Bay Hall on November 30. which, brought the dancing season to a close and many dancers were present. The spot waltz was won by Miss Thelma Short and Mr. W. Greening. Supper was served by the ladies. Mrs. H. Tilbrook was pianist, and Mr. F. Biglands, sen., was M.C A few friends from Kingscote were present.

Mr. F. Biglands, jun., is residing in Adelaide.

Mr. C. Burman has returned after a few days in Adelaide.

Miss Olive Everes, of Minlaton, is spending a holiday at Haywood Park.

Mr. H. Prince has returned to North Adelaide.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 12 January 1924, page 20

A long night dance was held in the Wool Bay on January 8. A large number of friends were present from surrounding districts. Mr. J. Gulley was pianist, and Mr- F. Biglands, sen., M.C. Supper was served by the ladies.

Mr. J. Daniells and his little son are spend January in me city.

Mr. H. Tilbrook has returned to Wool Bay after a few days In the city.

Mrs. Whitehorn and her two daughters, the Misses Blanche and Edna, have returned to Maylands after a holiday at Haywood Park.

Miss Evie Everes has returned to Minlaton after an enjoyable holiday at Haywood Park.

Mrs. Wilks, of Broken Hill, is staying with her daughter, Mrs. F. Moore, at Haywood Park.

Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith and daughter have returned to Haywood Park after a few days at Moonta.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 23 February 1924, page 19

A bachelor dance was given by the young men on February 7 in return to the ladles who gave the leap year dance. The hall was decorated with red streamers. Many friends were present from surrounding districts. Much merriment was caused by the streamer and confetti waltz. Miss E. Dry supplied the music. Supper was handed round by the young men.

Miss Thelma Falvey has returned to Kent Town after a holiday with her friends at Haywood Park.

Miss Jean Armstrong has returned to Wool Bay after a few days at Lake Sunday.

Miss Chrissie Plaisted has returned after a holiday at Minlacowie.

Mr. Hurtle Plaisted, of Wool Bay, is spending a holiday in the city.

Miss N. Burman has returned to Haywood Park after a holiday with her friends at Lake Sunday.

Miss Pearl Everes, of Haywood is spending a holiday with her parents at Minlaton.

WOOL BAY. Death of Mr. Jos. Packer.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 10 May 1924, page 1

The death of Mr J s. E. Packer, after a short illness, occurred at Pickering on Friday. May 2. The late Mr. Packer was (56 years of age, and had been a resident of the district for many years He lost one son in the Great War on May 3, 1916, and left a widow, one son (Mr. T. Packer), and three daughters (Mesdames T. Plummer, P. Plummer, and H Thompson ) The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. W. H. Sage at Stansbury on Saturday afternoon.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 7 June 1924, page 2

Ou Tuesday, May 27, the death occurred of Mr. Gilbert George Thompson, son of Mr. Robert Thompson, of Wool Bay. The deceased had been ill for about six months and, while away for a change, had to be taken into the Kapunda Hospital. From there he was brought home, and later taken to the Adelaide Hospital, where he died. The deceased, who was more popularly known as " Jimmy '' was a keen footballer, and was respected by all. He was only 23 years of age at the time of his death. The remains were brought to Edithburgh by the s.s. Warrawee on Wednesday, 28th, for interment in the local cemetery. The R.A.O.B. lodge carried out all arrangements therewith.

With regret we record the death of Mrs Will Bartram which occurred at her home on Edithburgh Road on Monday evening last. Much sympathy is felt for the sorrowing husband and infant daughter in their sad loss. The deceased lady was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Thomson of Yorketown. At one time she was a prominent worker in the Methodist Church and took great interest in Sunday school work. The funeral rook place on Wednesday and was largely attended. At the graveside tbe Rev. Glen Clarke conducted the service.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 6 September 1924, page 21

A social was held in the Wool Bay Hall on August 21 in aid of the Oaklands Football Club. The hall was decorated with the club's colors (red and gold). The lucky cap was won by Mrs. R. Scott and Mr. W. Braithwaite, and the spot waltz was won by Miss Jean Armstrong and Mr. W Greening. Dancing, games, and cards were indulged in during the evening. Supper was served by the ladies.

A surprise party was held at the Wool Bay Hall on August 25 to celebrate the birthdays of Misses Jean Armstrong and Reta Thompson. Games, dancing, and supper comprised the evening's entertainment.

Mr. F. Biglands has returned to Adelaide after a holiday at Wool Bay.

Miss Gladys Browell has returned to Melbourne after two months holiday at Wool Bay.

Miss Amy Everes, of Minlaton, is staying with Mrs. Crowch, of Haywood Park.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 25 October 1924, page 68

At the Wool Bay Hall on Friday a surprise party was tendered to Mr. Charles Braithwaite on the occasion of his 21st birthday. There were games and dancing. A cornet solo was contributed by Mr. W. Hosking. The dance music was supplied by Mrs. H. Tilbrook. The M.C.'s. were Messrs. W. Henderson and N. Plaisted, Supper was provided by the ladies.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 21 February 1925, page 3

Farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Farrow.

There was a very large gathering of residents from Wool Bay, Coobowie, Yorketown, Oaklands, and Stansbury districts present in the Wool Bay Hall on Tbnreday evening, Feb. 19, for the purpose of bidding farewell to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Farrow and family, residents for 20 years Quite a number of people had to stand outside the building. The Rev. David Woods occupied tbe chair. After brief opening remarks by the Chairman the following speakers referred to the deep loss the district was sustaining through the removal of tbe guests of the evening:—Mr. A. G. Daniell, J.P. (Wool Bay District), Mr. Frank Daniell (Wool Bay Mission), Mr. Win. Diprose (Coobowie Baptist Cbnrch), Mr. Bull (Hull Committee, ftc.), Messrs C. Stead and J. W. Bartram (Coobowie), Messrs. Win Cornish and A. E. Anderson (Stansbury) Musical and elocutionary items were contributed by Mies B Threadgold (pianoforte overture), Miss S. Tilbrook (recitation), Mesdames Parsons and Christie (duet), Miss Gwen. Ebert (pianoforte solo), Messrs Pearce Eichner, and O. Will (male trip), Miss D. Sherriff (solo), Mr. Drake (solo and encore), Miss G. Plummer (solo and encore). The Chairman, on behalf of Wool Bay and the surrounding district, presented Mrs. Farrow with a handsome silver tea service and oak tray. Mr A. G. Daniell asked Mr. Farrow to accept an illuminated adlress from the residents of Wool Bay, Coobowie, and the surrounding districts. Mr. Wm. Cornish presented Master Keith Farrow with a set of militaty hair brushes in a leather case. Mr. Wm. Diprose handed Mrs Farrow a cheque on behalf of Coobowie residents, supper was served by the ladies.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 23 May 1925, page 2

About 9 a.m. on Monday last Mr. Edward John Thomas met his death by accident at the Adelaide Cement Company's Works at Kleins Point. The deceased was engaged in making a new road at the foot of the cliffs. He was in the act of removing a pocket of clay, when the whole mass, estimated at 3 tons, fell without any warning and crushed his body against an iron stake in the ground. Other workmen rushed to his rescue, but he only lived a few moments after the accident. His body was badly crushed and torn. Dr. Hone arrived early on the scene. The body was removed to the jetty shed and was later in the day placed in the coffin, and eight of his fellow workmen carried the remains of the deceased up the path of the cliff to the roadway, from whence it was taken to Moonta to the home of his parents. The late Mr. Thomas was an experienced miner, and had been in the employ of the Company for a number of years. He was 38 years of age, and was a widower, his wife having predeceased him about 12 months ago.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 1 August 1925, page 22

A. surprise birthday party was given to Mrs. Plaisted on July 15 by a few of her lady friends of Wool Bay. Games were Indulged in during the evening. Miss Jacka presented Mrs. Plaisted with a xylonite jewel case on behalf of her friends.

Those present were Mesdames Bull, Burman, Scott, Elbert Pearce, Kosner, Tilbrook, Packer, Plummer, Plaisted, and Misses Jacka, Burman. Elbert, and Messrs. Plaisted and H. Plaisted.

A long night dance was held in the Wool Bay Hall on July 22. There was a fair attendance. The hall was decorated with colored streamers and balloons. The balloon waltz was won by Miss Given Anderson and Mr. C. Bartram. Mrs. Scott and Mr. Burman won the lucky barn dance.

Miss Gwen Ebert is spending a holiday with Mrs. Jaime, of Minlaton.


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 12 September 1925, page 67

A dance was held in the Wool Bay Institute on August 20. There was a record attendance, and a most enjoyable time was spent. Musical items were given by the Haywood Park school children, including Misses Freda Dry and E. Sprigg, Master Ralph Diprose. Misses Olive Bishop and Pearl Evers, and Miss Stella Tilbrook. During the evening Mr. Dodd presented Miss G. Penney, the school teacher, with a fruit dish, on behalf of the parents and scholars. Miss Penney has resigned from the Education Department, after having charge of the school for four months. Miss Elsie Dry supplied the music for the dancing.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 26 September 1925, page 4

The social evening given by the Haywood Park School Committee at Wool Bay, on August 20th, was well attended, and games and dancing were indulged in. Pianiste for the evening, Miss E. Dry. Mr. C. Bull acted as M.C. Items were rendered by the school children. Misses Sprigg, Dry, Stella Tillbrook, Everett, Bishop, Olive Bishop, and Master Ralfe Diprose. During the evening Miss Penny (teacher), who has resigned, was presented with a silver mounted cake stand by the Chairman (Mr. Dodd), ( on behalf of the parents and scholars, as a small token of thanks for the interest she had taken in both scholars and school improvements. Miss Penny suitably responded. Supper was provided. The proceeds of the evening were £6 3/4.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 21 November 1925, page 3

The Wool Bayites have just concluded a series of successful dances and concerts to provide funds for a bathing house. The committee have decided to erect two houses - one for public use and one to be private. There have been several applications from the local lads for position as doorkeeper.

Barley shipping was the order of the day on Monday, but rain came and dampened the barley, and the poor cockies' spirits too.

Mrs. R. S. Jolly has returned to her home at Wool Bay after an absence of four months through illness.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 26 December 1925, page 3

The School break-op for the Xmas holidays took place on Thursday. December 17. In the evening a concert was given by the school children, aud credit is due to the teacher (Miss Jacka) for the manner in which the children delivered their items. The usual Christmas tree was in evidence, well laden with toys and gifts. After the concert Father Christmas came in, much to tbe pleasure of the little ones, and handed out presents to all, both youug and old. While he was at his job Mother Christmas appeared on the scene with much noise and bell- ringing. This caused some excisement "Mother" only had presents, for all the old married men. After Father and Mother Christmas had left a dainty supper was served by the ladies. A flute-playing competition between the scholars was held, with Miss Gwen Daniells as winner and Miss Stella Tiibrook second. Master Ken. Eichner won the story-telling competition. The singing of "God Save the King," with three hearty cheers by the children for their teacher, brought the evening's entertainment to an end. Everybody went home well pleased and satisfied with their trip to Wool Bay that night.

The new ladies' bathing house is now open for use. Several of the local ladies used it for the first time on Sunday morning, December 13.

Most of the farmers have finished their harvest and are spending the cheques.

The stacking yards are telling the tale of a good harvest. One buyer has had to enlarge his yard to receive the grain. Three kctches were loaded last week.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 16 January 1926, page 3

This popular little seaport has been well patronized during the holidays. The weather has been glorious for holiday makers. Bathers of both sexes, young and old, in varied colored costumes and caps have been having a great time. The new bathing house proved its worth to the ladies and was well taxed every day.

Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Eichner and Mrs. Stan Grabia have been camping on the beach in tents. The members of both families had a happy time on the sands, even the domestic cat was brought along for the change. Mr. Eichner also had his wireless plant erected. An electric light added a home-like effect.

Men's Bathing House.

On Wednesday a successful dance was held in the Hall for the purpose of raising funds for the erection of a men's bathing house. There was a good attendance. The music was provided by Mrs. Thiele. and Mr. J. Howlett acted as M.C. Arrangements are to be made for a series of dances for the above object.

WOOL BAY. Saved by a Fishing Line.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 20 February 1926, page 3

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the two sons of Mr. R. Scott, Bob and Arthur, aged 11 and 6 years, were on the Wool Bay jetty fishing when Arthur tripped and fell overboard at the outer end of the jetty. There was no one about to help them, so Bob tried to hook him with his fishing line and was successful as the lad came up the second time. He tied the line to the jetty, ran and got the lifebuoy and threw it over to Arthur, who managed to get hold of it. Bob then dragged him to shallow water and waded out and brought him to safety. Neither of the boys were any the worse for tho experience. During this week Bob was helper in saving another young lad who had got beyond his depth.

Shipping lias been very brisk during the last fortnight. Ketches have been coming in every few days. They are making the wheat and barley stacks look very small.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 11 December 1926, page 3

Some records have been broken at Wool Bay this week. On Monday one agent received 1700, bags of grain and on Tuesday the same person received 1,937 bags. Other agents have also been receiving grain for shipment. The lime and grain shipped over the jetty since its erection have justified the expense.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 2 September 1927, page 2

A fisherman,Mr. Richard Deperman, ased 52, met with his death near Wool Bay on Tuesday afternoon. He was evidently knocked overboard by the mainsail of his fisting boat. The body was recovered sod tiLken to Edithburgh. The funeral of the deceased took place at the Edithburgh Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 9 March 1928, page 3

The jetty presented a busy appearance on Thursday last, when three boats were tied up, loading wheat. They were the Leillatcah, the Active, and the Wellington. The first-named left on the same day, but the other two cast off on Friday. About 3,000 bags of grain were taken away by them.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 16 March 1928, page 3

Porter's Pictures were here on March 7. The pictures screened were "The Sign of the Claw" and "Oh! What a Nurse." Mr. Porter notified that he would be showing at Wool Bay again on Thursday, March 22, when "For the Term of His Natural Life" would be screened.

On Thursday, March 8, a Parents' Meeting was held in the school for the purpose of electing a new School Committee. The following members were elected:—Messrs. A. G. Daniell (Chairman), J. V. Fox (Secretary), E. W. Eichner (Treasurer), E. R. Hoile, F. C. Bull, and Mesdames Scott and Burman. Arrangements were made for the forthcoming school picnic, to be held on March 24 on Mr. W. Eichner's ground.

WOOL BAY. School Picnic.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 13 April 1928, page 1

On Saturday, March 24, the annual school picnic was held. A merry crowd set off from the school, on a massive conveyance which reminded one of the mail coaches of olden times, finally to arrive at a paddock of Mr. Eichners, which had been put at our disposal for the occasion. Sports were enjoyed during the day, and dinner and tea were provided by the ladies. Credit is due to members of the school committee, parents and all who helped to make the function a success.

Results of races:— Boys, 12-14.—1. Colin Darnell; 2, Jack Ebert; 3, Bob Scott.

Boys, 10.-12.—1, Roy Hoile; 2, Ron Da niell.

Boy, 8-10.—1, Bertie Hoile; 2, Arthur Scott; 3, Ernest Kosonen.

Boys, 6-8—1, Alex Daniell; 2, Max Eichner: 3, Herbert Hoile.

Girls, 12-14.—1, Kath Eichner; 2, Beatue Braithwaite; 3, Muriel Plummer.

Girls. 8-12.—1, Ina Pearce; 2, Maisie Fox.

Girls, 7-8.—1, Verna Page; 2, Jean Pearce; 3, Kathie Thompson.

Girls, 5-7.—Gwen Pearce; 2, Thora Bull 3, Hilda Kosonen.

Baby Boys.—1, Hurtle Plummer; 2, Bruce Daniell; 3, Alfie Kosonen.

Baby Girls.—1. Cora Thompson; 2, Do rothy Kosonen; 3. Jean Green in if.

Non-winners (boys).—1, Willy Hoile; 2, Ken Daniell.

Boot Race (Boys).—1, Colin Daniell; 2, ETiest Kosonen; 3, Willy lioile.

Non-winners' Boot Race (Bovs).—1, Ron Daniell: 2, Rov Hoile; 3, Bob Scott.

Hopping Race (Girls).—1. Kath Eichner: 2. Maisie Fox; 3, Cathie Thompson, and Ve~na Pa<te (tie).

Boys' Sack Race ^2-14).—1, Colin Daniell: 2, Willy Hoile: 3, Bob Scott. <Eoys' Sack Race (8-12).—1. Bertie Hoile; 2, Roy Hoile; 3, Ron Daniell.

Three-Lettged Race (boys).—1. Will; Hoile and Ernest Kosonen; 2, Bob Scott and Colin Daniell; 3, Arthur Scott and Bertie Hoile.

Single Ladies.—1, Miss G. Hoile; 2, Mis G. Danniell; 3, Miss D. Bull.

Married Ladies.—1. Mrs. Hennessy; 2, Mrs. Ebert; 3, Mrs. Burin an. Bovs' High Jumi (8-10).—1, Bertie Hoile; 2, Max Eichner; 3, Arthur Scott. Boys'

High Jump (10.14).—1, Colm Daniell; 2, Willv Hoile: 3, Roy Hoile.

Hit the tin (Girts).—1. Ina Pearce: Muriel Plummer; 3, Maisie Fox and Kath Eichner (tie).

Married Men's Novelty Race.—1, Mr. Plaisted; 2. Mr. Hoile; 3, Mr. Eichner.

Married Men.—1, Messrs. EichneT and F. Daniell (tie); 2, Messrs. Hoile and Jolly (tie).

Boys' Obstacle Race (10-14).—!, Colin Daniell: 2. Roy Hoile; 3, Bob Scott.

Boys* Obstacle Race (Under 10).—1, Bertie Hoile; 2, Ernest Kosonen; 3, Alex Daniell.

Wheelbarrow Race (bovs).—1, Ron Daniell and Willy Hoile; 2, Bob Scott and Roy Hoile; 3, Ernest Kosonen and Bertie Hoile.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 20 April 1928, page 3

Friday evening, March 30, was the date fixed for the dance in aid of the Oaklands Tennis Club. The floorboards resounded unceasingly to the tripping of dainty feet; the wiping of perspiring brows testified to the heartiness of the enjoyment. In the supper-room at the rear, sundry men handled mysterious pieces of pasteboard, and murmured such intricacies as "jokers" "bowers" etc. Supper was provided by the ladies. Music was rendered by Mrs. T. A. Bartram. Mr. Hennessy was M.C.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 25 May 1928, page 3

On Friday, May 4, a euchre and dance was held in the Wool Bay Hall, the proceeds being in aid of the school funds. The hall was tastefully decorated with pink and green streamers, and the gleaming floor invited the toes of the followers of the "art fantastic." Many novelty dances took place, great interest being taken in the waltzing competition. The donors of prizes, the ladies who provided the supper, the musicians for the evening (Mr B. E Starr and Misses Shakes and L Kirsch, of Yorketown), and all who helped to make the function a success, merit the warmest thanks. The following were the prizewinners: Euchre, Mrs. Scott (prize presented by Mrs. Bull), Mr. Hayward; booby prizes, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Page; " Monte Corio" Dance, Miss Cloy and Mr. K. Bertram (prizes presented by Mrs. Scott); Balloon Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Hennessy; Waltzing Competition, Miss M. Kirsch and Mr. H. Starr (prizes presented by Mrs Burman).


Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Trove

Friday 1 June 1928, page 9

A euchre tournament and dance was recently held in the Wool Bay Hall, the proceeds being in aid of school funds. The hall was nicely decorated with pink and green streamers. Many novelty dances were held, the winners being:--

Waltzing. Miss M. Kirsch and Mr. H. Starr, prizes for which were presented by Mrs. Burman; Monte Carlo dance, Miss Cloy and Mr. K. Bartram, the prizes being presented by Mrs. Scott: balloon chase, Mr. and Mrs. Hennessey: euchre, Mrs. Scott and Mr. J. C Haywood (presented by Mrs. C. Bull); the booby prizes were awarded to Mrs. H. Thompson and Mrr. Page.


Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Trove

Wednesday 27 June 1928, page 18

At the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bull, a few friends gathered at their residence at Wool Bay on June 23 to celebrate the coming of age of Mr. Gunton. The evening was spent in cards, and supper was provided.

A croquet afternoon was held at the croquet ground on June 20, when several games were played. Those present were Mesdames Scott, Burman. Thompsan, and Bull, Miss D. Bull, and Mr. Burman.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 29 June 1928, page 4

The second euchre and dance, in aid of school funds, was held here on Friday, June 15. The weather seemed very spiteful to us that evening, but, despite this, the hall was well filled, and all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A progressive euchre tournament was arranged to take place in the rear room, but, owing to the scarcity of players, the tournament had to be abandoned, and friendly games were played instead.

Dancers wood the muse—'twas evident; excitement reached "fever heat" in the balloon dance. Other novelty dances were included during the night; the old-time dances were especially enjoyed.

Supper was served at about midnight, and how the cream puffs went! The "disappearing trick" wasn't in it.

Mr. Starr performed wonders on the "blacks and whites," and Mr. N. Plaistead fulfilled the duties of M.C. .

Prizewinners of novelty dances:— Miss D. Bull and Mr. Ballard, Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Ted Franlce, Miss A. Forshaw and Mr. Jacket.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 6 July 1928, page 4

On Saturday, June 16, a team chosen from Oaklands and Wool Bay Schools met a team of Stansbury boys on the Stansbury ground.

The day was ideal, the players were full of enthusiasm. The first two quarters were of 20 minutes' duration, and the last two 15 minutes. Some good play was noted, but a great tendency to crowd upon the ball somewhat marred a good game. "Puffing Billies" were rather in evidence. It is rumored that this is the first of a series of matches to be played among local schools.

The gate money (silver coin admission) amounted to £2/10/4; this was divided among tbe participating schools.


First Quarter. Stansbury, 3 goals 2 behinds. Combined Team, 1 behind.

Second Quarter. Stansbury, nil. Combined Team, 1 behind.

Third Quarter. Stansbury, 3 goals 1 behind. Combined Team, 2 goals 2 behinds.

Fourth Quarter. Stansbury, 2 goals 4 behinds. Combined Team, 1 behind.

Final. Stansbury, 8 goals 7 behinds. Wool Bay and Oaklands, 2 goals 5 behinds.

Some of the goalkickers:—Stansbury: Laurie Dry, Jim Carbery, Dave Moore (2), Bill Reynolds. Combined Team: Harold Treloar and — Treloar.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 20 July 1928, page 4

The third euchre and dance in aid of school funds was held here on Thursday, July 5. The hall tastefully decorated with blue and gold streamers, the floor was in a good condition, and the fun waxed fast and furious. The lucky cap dance caused great merriment. A progressive euchre tournament was held in the rear room. We hope to soon be sending representatives to the world tournament at Olypmpia. Mr. B. Starr's music set the dancers toes a-tingling and Messrs. N. Plaistead and D. Gunton fulfilled the duties of M.C.

The ladies who assisted deserve the warmest thanks for the excellent supper that was served. Cream puffs ate fast becoming a speciality of Wool Bay, much to our rivals' chagrin.

Dancing ceased soon after midnight, and "Home Sweet Home" was on everyone's lips. Winners of prizes: Euchre. Mrs. Bull and Mr F. Biglands; Booby: Mrs. Hayward and Mr. Kosonen; Monte Carlo. Miss D. Plaisted and Mr L. Bull: Lucky Cap Waltz, Miss R. Thompson and Mr. V. Hayward.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 5 October 1928, page 3

On Thursday. September 6, a school concert was given. A large crowd turned up, and at 8 o'clock there was not a vacant seat in the hall. The hall was tastefully decorated with green and orange, and fern, wattle, and mallee blossom, daintily arranged, were well in evidence.

The following items were given by the school children:—"Welcome Song," by the whole school: recitation, "Chatter, chatter, chatter," Grades I.. II.. and III.: dialogue, "A little Mistake." Grades IV. to VII.: selections from the School Band; action song "The Chinaman" Grades 111 to VII : "The Story of Little Red Riding Hood" (with the wolf well in evidence) in 2 scenes: "Nursery Rhyme Tea Party." by the little folk; and a play, "Our Black Brothers," in 2 scenes.

The following assisted with items:—Mrs. F Daniell (song) Mr. J Pearce (song), Miss V. Down (recitation). Mr H. Jordan (pianoforte selection). Rev. W. B. Foster (an address).

Mr, H. G. Daniell, chairman of School Committee, thanked all those who had helped to make the evening such a success, especially the ladies who had decorated the hall and provided the supper.

The hall having been cleared, supper was served. Judging by the way the eatables disappeared, the supper must have been something above the average.

The evening's entertainment concluded with a dance. Mr. J. R Hennessy fulfilled the duties of M C , and Mr. H. Joradan officiated at the piano.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 12 October 1928, page 2

Nature seemed in a wild and capricious mood on Saturday, September 22, and the enthusiasm of would-be "Fancy Dress Footballers" seemed somewhat swamped, early in the day. However, the number that braved the fury of the elements was surprising. "Weird women," "colored men," and other wonderfuly garbed creatures made the football ground look like a circus let loose. _

The team from Stansbury arrived in a very playful mood. Mr. J. L. Hennessy (afterwards relieved by Mr. N. Plaistead) played tunes on the whistle. The "Old Buffers" proved too good for the visitors.

The final scores were:— STANSBURY 1 goals 10 behinds

OLD BUFFERS (Wool Bay and Oakland: combined) 6 goals 3 behinds

Mr. A. G. Daniell spoke, thanking the Stansbury team for their good sportsmanship in arriving to play on such a boisterous day. Tea, after the afternoon's excitement, went very well (downwards). The tempting array of eatables was supplied by the ladies of Wool Bay and Oaklands.

In the evening, as a fitting conclusion to the day's entertainment, a dance was held. The hall was well filled; streamers and novelties caused much merriment. Mr. J. L. Hennessy was M.C., while Mr. B. E Starr made the piano sound like an orchestra. Winners of novelty dances: Monte Carlo, Miss L. Patterson and Mr. L. Bull: lucky spot. Miss A. Warren and Mr. N. E. Bowman. The day's takings amounted to over £9, which will be devoted to Wool Bay and Oakland's Schools' Funds.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 26 October 1928, page 2

On Saturday, October 13, a dance was held, arranged by the ladies in aid of croquet. The crowd that turned up was the largest for some time. Visitors were present from Stansbury, Edithburgh, Coobowie, Yorketown, Brentwood, Oaklands, Port Vincent, and Booleroo Centre. A thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent, novelty dances increased the merriment. During the evening a recital was given by Miss Kennedy, which was well received.

As usual, supper was one of the "star" items of the night. Doubts that the supply would meet the demand proved unfounded, although it was a "close go."

Mr. N. Plaistead (afterwards relieved by Mr. J. Hennessy) was in charge of the floor. While Mr. B. E. Starr set the dancers' feet a-tingling with his haunting melodies.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 7 December 1928, page 3

A euchre and dance was held here on Saturday, Nov. 10. Although the night was warm, the number that came to sway to the rhythm of Mr. B. E. Starr's music was surprising. No one wished to manipulate the spotted pieces of pasteboard — all were too enwrapt in admiration (or otherwise) of the dancing. Novelty dances were one of the anticipated features of the evening. Visitors were present from all the surrounding districts; we are assured that they took away with them a good impression. Grave doubts were entertained as to whether the supper would go round. It didn't — it went down! The greatest credit and thanks are due to those who have helped to make these evenings such a success, and especially to the few ladies who have so ungrudgingly provided for the unappeasable appetites of the "giddy gliders." The takings amounted to £5/4/-, which has been devoted to the School Fund. Prize-winners of the novelty dances were Mr. J. Altschwager and Miss E. Richers, Mr. L. Bull and Miss D. Plaisted.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 4 January 1929, page 3

While a picnic party was arriving at the home of Mr. W. Murray, near Tapley's Hill, Mrs. C. Burman, of Woll Bay, slipped off the lorry and put her knee out of joint. She is being intended at her sister's home (Mrs. J. Murray), Maylands, by Dr F. E. Rogers. It will be some time before Mrs Burman will be able to get about, but she is getting along satisfactorily.

WOOL BAY. School Picnic.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 5 April 1929, page 3

The Annual School Picnic was held on Mr Eichner's grounds on Tuesday, March 26. The children were conveyed to the grounds by Mr F. C. Bull's super truck. Dinner and tea were provided by the ladies. At the close of the day, Mr A. G. Daniell (Chairman of School Committee) spoke to the children, who gave three ringing cheers to their parents, who were responsible for the day's outing. Apples, grapes, lollies, and peanuts were distributed.

Results of sports.......


Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Thursday 2 May 1929, page 73

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Plalsted, of Haywood Park, on April 20. Those present were:— Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Burman, Mr. and Mrs. N. Plaisted, Mesdames Thompson and Packer, Messrs. Franke. Bowman, D. and G. Buttfield, Les Bull. Reg Greening, F. Burman, B. and A. Scott, Misses G. Godfrey. B. Bishop. E. Smith. D. Buttfield. O. Bishop, F. Moore, I. and P. Warren, and Cora and Kathie Thompson.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 3 May 1929, page 2

Mr. Don. Gunton, who has been in charge of the Wool Bay School, has been notified of his appointment as a demonstration teacher at the Sturt School, Adelaide. Mr. Gunton will be greatly missed in the district, as he, assisted by Mr. J. Hennessy, of the Oaklands School, has been responsible for stirring up the social activities of Wool Bay and raising a considerable sum of money for the school funds. He takes up his new duties after the May holidays.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 28 June 1929, page 3

On Friday, June 21, a dance was held in the local hall in aid of the Wool Bay and Odklands school funds. There was a moderate attendance. Mr. B. E Starr supplied the music. Supper was provided by member tbe School Committees and others.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 20 December 1929, page 2

This popular seaside resort will have a large number of campers during the holidays. Already several camping sites have been pegged out and tents erected. Some of the visitors have provided for all the comforts of a home—they will instal electric light, wireless, gramaphone etc. The baker will probably call daily, and, perhaps, the newsagent with the "Pioneer" and the "Register News Pictorial" with the latest about the Popular Girl Competition; anyhow, we know the ice-cream merchant will be there on Xmas day.

WOOL BAY. School Examinations.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 18 April 1930, page 3

The following were the results of the weekly, examinations,—Dux of school, Ron and Alex Daniell tied 97 points, Grade VII.—Arithmetic, Ron Dariell, Ernie Kosonen, Maisie Fox Alex. Daniell, Herbie Hoile Mental, Ron Daniell. Alex Daniell Spelling and Dictation. Ron and Alex Daniell, Maisie Fox, Hilda Kosonen

Shark near Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 30 January 1931, page 2

On Thursday morning Messrs. B. Edwards and H. L. Yung, of the Master Retreads, were bathing near Wool Bay, when a 12-foot shark made its appearance. Mr. Yung is a strong swimmer, and was about 100 yards from the rocks, and the shark was only a few yards from him. His mate warned him and he dived aud swam under water in zig-zag fashion. It gave both men a scare ancl they were lucky to get to shore safely.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 10 April 1931, page 2

Miss Rose Thompson, on the eve of her marriage, was entertained by the residents of Wool Bay in the Hall. Games and dancing passed a very pleasant evening. Many useful and valuable gifts were received. The ladies of the Wool Bay Croquet Club arranged a pleasant afternoon, at which gifts of china and glassware were presented to the guest of honor. During the same week the Oaklands Tennis Club, of which Miss Thompson was a member, entertained her at a kitchen tea, and later the Bagaell's Well Tennis Club gave her a surprise evening, at which a beautiful gift was presented, to which the members all subscribed.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 8 May 1931, page 2

The jollity of the annual Old Buffers v. Wool Bay C.C. match, held as in former years, on Anzac Day, was on this occasion in no way diminished by the hard times. Nevertheless, for some time a doubt existed as to whether the match would be held at all, for the Wool Bay Club was confidently expected—by its own members—to be playing the premiership match with Yorketown C.C. on that same day. To solve this difficulty several meetings were held, at which many suggestions were offered, but the Honiton cricketers provided an unthought of solution when they met Wool Bay in the semi-final.

Accordingly, the appointed day saw eighteen Old Buffers arrive to try conclusions With the club's seventeen. Jack Hennessy, on winning the toss, gave his older opponents first use of the wicket, and Bob Scott, the well known critic, and Tim Giles opened the innings for their side. As neither troubled the scorer it was left to Charlie Bull to set the ball rolling with a two, and George Dodd (24), Johnny Bartram (25), Clem Bartram (24), and sundry other Bartrams, all made useful contributions to a score which had only reached the moderate total of 118 when the eleventh wicket fell. The next batsman, Jack Daniell, affectionately known to the local crickciers bv various titles and thought, in some quarters, to be the Director of the Wool Bay C.C., had managed only 3 when he was run out. Despite Bill Eichner's efforts, the side was shortly afterwards all out for 136. This total presented no difficulty to the younger team, which soon had 180 on the board for the loss of only a few wickets. Jack Hennessy and Les Bull leading the way with 39 and 29 respectively. After the match a move was made to the hall, where the good ladies of the district had been busily engaged in preparing an excellent tea, to which great justice was done. In the evening a dance provided a fitting close to the day's proceedings, as a result of which the club's finances have benefited materially.

Scores of Old Buffers.

Match. — Old Buffers. — E. H. Giles, b. J. Hennessy .... R. Scot\, run out C. Bull, c. L. Thompson, b. Greening A. G. Bartram, b. Plutnmer .. .. C. Bartram, b. Plumnier .. A. Agnew, b. Plummer 5 K. Bartram, b. Plumnier 6 E. Lloyd, b. Plummer 3 I. A Bartram, b. Thompson .... 17 G. Dodd, b. L. Bull 24 A. T. Anderson, b. Warren .... 2 A. G. Daniell, run out 3 H. H. Thompson, b. L. Bull .... 1 T. W. Plaisted, b. Farrow .... 0 A. H. Bartram, b. L. Bull .... 3 L. G. Bartram, b. Ebert 5 W. Eichner. not out 0 F. Daniell, b. Ebert 5 Sundries 3

Total 118 —

Wool Bay Team — T. Plummer, b. E. Lloyd 12 W. Greening, b. C. Bartram .... 11 R. L. Hennessy, b. J. Daniells .. 39 B. McGowan, run out 16 C. Ebert, retired -.. 11 L. Bull, l.b.w., b. L. Bartram .... 29 K. Carey, b. G. Dodd 10 A. Farrow, b. G. Dodd 4 F. Warren, retired 8 L. Thompson, retired 19 C. Daniell, not out 0 R. Daniell, not out 0 Sundries .. .. .. ..10

Total 180

Social at Wool Bay. Kevin Carey leaves for Booleroo Centre.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 19 February 1932, page 3

On Tuesday evening a large crowd assembled in the Wool Bay Institute to tender a send-off to Kevin Carey, who is leaving the district to continue his studies at the Booleroo Centre High School. Messrs. Daniels, Hennessy, and Plaisted referred to the the character of the guest, and expressed tbe hope that be would have a successful future. They also remarked on the good services he had rendered to tbe local cricket club. Items were given by Mrs. Bullock, of Stansbury, and Mr. K. Farrow of Wool Bay. Dancing and games were the order of the evening, and the ladies of the district provided a most enjoyable supper. The singing of " Auld Lang Syne" and for " He's a a Jolly Good Fellow" brought a pleasant evenins to a close.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 19 August 1932, page 1

On Thursday, August 4, the annual D.O.R. social was held at Wool Bay. A good programme was arranged by the local friends. The Rev. D. Woods, of Yorketown, gave a short temperance address, which was listened to with appreciative interest. Others who assisted were:—Miss White, songs (3); Miss D. Sheriff and Bro. R Sheriff, piano and violin (3); Sisters H. Martin and E. Sprigg, duet (2); Bros. Farrow, duet (2); recitation, Sister R. Cornish: Sisters K. Thompson Thora Bull, tin whistle duet; Sister K. Eichner, musical selection. A vote of thanks was proposed bv Bro. F. Evans, seconded bv Bro. G. Farrant, supported by Bro. A. G. Daniell, and carried by acclamation.

After the national anthem games and dancing were indulged in until the very fine supper prepared by the ladies was ready. A collection taken up resulted in £2/16/- being collected for the Yorketown Hospital. Altogether a very enjoyable evening. Well done, Wool Bay.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 13 January 1933, page 3

Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Burman have had quite a crowd of happy visitors during the holidays, including Len Burman, Don Murray, Ron Threadgold, Don Addison, Stan Hall, Evelyn and Stella Smith, Poppy and Gwen Burman, and Connie Macbean.

Mr. Clem. Hewton is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Plaisted.

Wool Bay beach is much quieter this year, with only two familes, Lloyd's and Grabia's, camping.

A very enjoyable evening was spent on New Year's Eve in the back room of the hall, to celebrate the end of 1932 and the welcoming of 1933.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 28 April 1933, page 4

A gift evening was tendered Miss Doris Ball in the Wool Bay Hall on March 21. Addresses were given by Messrs. J. F. and P. Daniell, A. E Anderson, C. Bartram, W. Eichner, J. Hennessy, Walsh and Mitchell. Items were rendered by Misses Sprigg and Lloyd, Mrs H. Jones, Messrs. A. and K. Farrow and R. Sherriff. accompanists being Misses Sherriff, O. Anderson and Mr. Colwell Mr. Alf. Jolly suitably responded on behalf of Miss Bull. Many useful presents were received. Supper was served.

On Wednesday a few friends gathered at the home of Mrs. N. W. Plaisted. Competitions were won by Miss Bull and Mrs. Thompson

Miss A. Jacka, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Bull.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 12 May 1933, page 4

Mesdames F. O. Smith and A. F. Smith are spending an enjoyable holiday at Wool Bay and Bagnell's Well.

Mrs. C. Ebert has returned to Wool Bay after a holiday in the city.

Mrs. H. Thompson and daughters left last week for a holiday in Adelaide.


On Anzac Day the annual cricket match. Old Buffers v. Wool Bay, was played on the Wool Bay cricket ground. The Old Buffers having first use of the wicket, opened with C. Bartram and F. C. Bull, and before the last man was dismissed had compiled 155 runs. G. Bartram was top scorer for the Old Buffers, with 69. The Wool Bay team then had a turn at the crease, and made 210 runs, the main scorers being J. Butler (51), C. Ebert (35), J. Hennessy (46). At 5.30 all adjourned to the hall for tea, which was nicely set out by the ladies. During the tea Mr. Henncssy thanked all who had helped to make the day a success, to which Mr. A. G. Daniell replied.


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Friday 16 June 1933, page 3

A Rechabite Lodge meeting was held in the Hall on May 26. Three new friends were made members viz., Mary Plaisted, Maurice Hennessy and Keith Bull. A few items were given by the children and games ended the evening.

Men from the Harbors Board Department are putting in fresh piles and making other necessary repairs to the jetty.

The total rainfall for the month of May was a little over three inches. Farmers are busy preparing the ground for the seeding.

Mr. Kevin Carey, having recovered from his slight illness, returned to Adelaide on Monday.


The ketch Endeavor arrived on Thursday afternoon with general cargo and super for Wool Bay and Yorketown.

During the week ending June 10 a quantity of pool barley was shipped by the local agent. F. C. Bull. The following boats were loaded, Lealliteah 1100 bags, John Lewis 1050, Free Selector 920, Morrara 2100, The Endeavor arrived on Wednesday with general cargo for Yorketown and Wool Bay, also 39 tons of super. The Edith Alice also arrived on Sunday bringing another cargo of super.


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Friday 7 July 1933, page 3

Mr. and Mrs. K. Farrow have returned after a week-end at Tarlee.

Miss D. Plaisted is spending a holiday with her parents at Wool Bay.

During the trip of the ketch Endeavor last week a very rough time was experienced. One of the sailors was knocked flat on deck by a huge wave. He was not injured.

Capt. Edwards has been laid up with a poisoned hand.


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Friday 4 August 1933, page 3

Miss Dorothy Plaisted has returned to Adelaide after a short holiday with her parents.

Messrs. Laurie Newman and Hurtle Plaisted made a surprise flying visit to Wool Bay in Mr. Newman's Gipsy Moth plane.

During the week the following boats were depatched by F. C. Bull, local agent on account of Darling and Son. Waimana 2,350 bags, Betty joan 1,970. Tickera 800, Pergana 300.

On Saturday evening last a surprise visit was made by a few of the local residents to Mrs. H. Thompson on the occasion of her birthday. The evening was spent in cards and games, after which supper was served.

Mr. H. Plaisted a former resident has been transferred from Quorn to Laura in charge of Sandford's and Co. new branch.

We regret to hear of the death of Mr. W. Cornish who for many years was superintendent of the Wool Bay Sunday School, the members of which, wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the family.

First Wheat at Wool Bay.

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Friday 15 December 1933, page 3

The first load of wheat for the season was delivered at Wool Bay on Friday, December 8, by Mr. F. Daniell. It was received by L. R. Bull, agent, on account of John Darling & Son. The load, which consisted of 75 bags, went 10 bushels overweight. It is part of a crop of Waratah variety yielding 10 1/2 bags to the acre.


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Friday 19 January 1934, page 3

Mr. Kevin Carey is spending his school vacation with his parents.

Miss Mavis Burman has returned to Kensington.

Miss N. Lock, of Maylands, had an enjoyable holiday at Wool Bay.

Mrs. H. Jones is in Adelaide.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Daniell and Ross have returntd to Adelaide after a holiday with Mr. and Mrs. G. Daniell.

Mrs. Pardons and Mr. Keith Parsons, of Adelaide, have been holidaying with Mr. and Mrs. F. Daniell.

Mr. and Mrs. Ebert and Jack have returned from Adelaide after attending Miss Gwen. Ebert's wedding.

Miss R. Thompson is staying with Mr. and Mrs. H. Thompson.

Miss R. Richardson, of Strathalbyn, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Eichner.

Mr. and Mrs. K. Farrow have been visiting Tarlee.

Master Laurie Tomhnson spent a few days with his aunt, Mrs. S. Carey.

Wool Bay Cutting.

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Friday 16 February 1934, page 3

At the Yorketown Council meeting on Monday last a letter was received from the Harbors Board, in reply to the Council's request, giving permission for the Council to erect a protecting rail at the Wool Bay landing subject to the approval of the Board. It was resolved that Cr. Eichner procure prices for the erection of a. 2ft. 9in. reinforced concrete wall, and alternatively, the erection of a steel rail barrier.


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Friday 2 March 1934, page 3

Master Alec. Daniell, who won a scholarship at the qualifying examinations was recently tendered a farewell social in the Wool Bay Hall, before leaving for further study at Prince Alfred College. The opportunity was also taken during the evening to welcome Mr. Liebie, the new school teacher to Wool Bay. The Coobowie Scouts rendered a few items during the evening of which Alec was a member. Mr. Lang, the Scout Master, expressed a few words of appreciation of Alec's work during his time in the Troop. Games and dancing were indulged in, Mr. Slater and Miss Kath Eichner being pianistes. After supper Auld Lang Syne brought the evening to a close.


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Friday 28 September 1934, page 3

A number of residents have been working for several days at the Wool Bay landing. With the financial help of the Harbors Board and District Council of Yorketown, and voluntary labor by residents, the landing is being reconstructed and enlarged. Visitors to this popular seaside resort will be very pleased with the great improvement now being made.

Visiting Tourists Create Employment.

WOOL BAY. Coming-of-Age Party.

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Friday 12 October 1934, page 3

Do folks like surprises? We advise you to inquire this of Mr. Les. Bull, of Wool Bay, for on the 25th of September many of his Yorketown friends, as well as those of Wool Bay, "stormed" the peace of his residence to congratulate Les. on attaining "the key of the door." Having thus intimated their presence, all adjourned to the Hall, where the floor had been cleared and with Mr. J. Hennessy as an energetic M.C. and Mr. A. Riddle at piano, an enjoyable programme of dancing was carried out. At suppertime the M.C. called upon Mr. C. Dunn, who expressed the good wishes of those assembled, asking the guest to accept a number of gifts from his friends present. As Mr. Bull, senior, was celebrating his natal day as well, he was not forgotten, and received a present, too! We must not forget to say that this was accepted in Mr. Bull's usual sporting manner, as we knew it would. Both Les. and his father thanked those present for the happy evening. The birthday cake was then brought in and the candles lit. When they had been blown out the cake was cut, and dancing was resumed . A very happy evening was brought to a close with all joining in singing "Auld Lang Syne."


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Friday 16 November 1934, page 3

Cr. Eichner reported that the filling in of the Wool Bay Landing was not yet completed. He said the whole of the landing will now need levelling off. I should think if three or four men were employed with barrows for about three days with available voluntary labor it would complete the levelling. It might then need a few dray loads of rubble as a top dressing to complete a very fine job, which must be an asset to the whole district. The work so far has cost the Council very little, there only being three men employed for one week-end, who, after this, gave their labor with many others, voluntarily. This has been a much bigger job than some of the Councillors realise, but with the very able support of the residents of Wool Bay and the farmers of the district, the job was made possible. I would like to specially mention Mr. W. G. Natt, who came to our assistance and made our task much easier by lending two trucks and sufficient tram line for carting the necessary material. Mr. Natt also carted the trucks to and from Wool Bay. As organiser of this work, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Mr. Natt and all who helped in any way with this very necessary meeting of the Council to report on improvement. I hope at the next meeting of the Council to report the completion of the work.


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Friday 21 December 1934, page 3

At Wool Bay there are about 25,000 bags of grain, and 5000 bags of barley have already been shipped. Mr. E. J. Algie brought in the first load of 100 bags of wheat on December 14.

Social Notes From Wool Bay.

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Friday 28 December 1934, page 10

Mr. and Mrs. N. Battery, of Westbomne Park, are spending a holiday with Mr. and Mrs. Ebert. Mr. T. Carey is staying with relatives at Booleroo Centre. Miss Jamieson and Mr. Hancock are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. Scott. Mr. G. B. Smitii, of Maylands, stayed a few days at Wool Bay and Bagnell's Well. Mr. L. C. Bunnan is spending his school vacation with his parents at Wool Bay. Mr. C. Hewton is spending his school vacation at Wool Bay and Coobowie. Misses Gouldlng and Burman, and Mr. H. Murray stayed a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Burman.


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Friday 29 March 1935, page 3

At a meeting of the Wool Day Cricket Club held on March 27, it was decided, owing to the numerous Yorketown Hospital and Show Society functions taking place in the near future to forego the annual popular cricket match on April 25, of this 3 year. This fixture, however, will be continued as usual in 1936.


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Friday 12 April 1935, page 3

A new stone residence is being erected by Mr. Claude Tape, for Mr. Les. R. Bull.

During the week the shipping port has been fairly busy and some of the wheat stacks have been cleared up.


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Friday 22 November 1935, page 3

On Friday evening, November 8 a surprise party was given Mr. Bob Scott on the occasion of his 21st birthday. The evening was spent in games and dancing, Mr. J. Hennessy acting as M.C. A lovely supper was served by the ladies The cake was made by Mrs. Scott aud decorated by Miss Vickery. Bob was the recipient of many useful presents. He was also presented with a key on which all present wrote there name. Mr. Slater supplied the music. Visitors were present from Qaklands and Coobowie.


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Friday 28 February 1936, page 4

The Wool Bay cricketers played a friendly game on Saturday, February 15, at Warooka. The weather was not the best. Wool Bay scored 138 runs and Warooka 118.

Mr. and Mrs. T. Packer and son, of Bublacowie, have been spending a holiday at Wool Bay.

Arthur Scott has returned after having spent a pleasant holiday in Adelaide and Suburbs.

WOOLBAY Visit to Cement Coy's Works.

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Friday 15 May 1936, page 3

The scholars of the Pickering School, with their parents and others, recently visited the works of the Adelaide Cement Company at Klein's Point, near Wool Bay. All the machinery was working and the manager, Mr. W. G. Natt, very kindly explained in an interesting way the various processes required to prepare the limestone rubble for shipment to Port Adelaide. It was an educational treat for the children.


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Friday 12 June 1936, page 3

In Mr. Daniell's barn, near Wool Bay, on Tuesday, June 2, a happy party assembled to celebrate the 21st birthday of Colin, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Daniell. There was a large two-tiered birthday cake specially iced by Miss Myrtle Thompson. It was a joyful time with games and dancing, with Mr. C. Bull as M.C. Songs were given by Misses Marion Giles and Enid Vigar. Visitors were present from Yorketown, Stansbury, Coobowie and Sandilands. Congralutions, Colin !


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Friday 4 September 1936, page 3

On Wednesday, August 26, in Mr. F. C. Bull's barn, a kitchen evening was tendered Miss Myrtle Thompson prior to her wedding. Visitors were present from Oaklands, Weavers and Stansbury. Games, competitions and dancing passed a pleasant evening, Mr. Bull acting as M.C. A lovely supper was served, after which the singing of " For she's a jolly good fellow " brought the proceedings to a close. Miss Thompson was the recipient of a large number of useful gifts.


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Friday 25 September 1936, page 3

Mr. Charles Farrow, of Riverton, a former resident of Wool Bay, died suddenly at Curramulka on Monday morning. He was just leaving with Mr. Kirby to visit a neighboring farm, when he collapsed and died within a few minutes. He was in his 72nd year and was a frequent visitor to Yorke Peninsula. The late Mr. Farrow was well-known throughout Y.P., and prior to 1926 had resided at Wool Bay for about 20 years. During that time he was largely responsible for the building of the Wool Bay Hall. Before its erection the Baptist services were held at his homestead. After leaving Wool Bay Mr. Farrow resided at Tarlee for a few years and later removed to Riverton. He leaves a widow, two sons, Charles Keith (Wool Bay), Arthur (Stansbury), two daughters, Ethra (nurse at the Children's Hospital) and Margaret, of Riverton. His remains were removed to Tarlee, where the funeral took place on Tuesday.

WOOLBAY First Load of Wheat

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Friday 4 December 1936, page 3

Mr. Ken Daniell, son of Mr. A. G. Daniell, delivered the first load (100 bags) of this season's wheat to Wool Bay on Tuesday. Mr. A. B. Bridges received the wheat on account of the S.A. Farmers' Union It was Aussie variety. The crop was fair and the sample good.


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Friday 23 April 1937, page 4

The Wool Bay School held its annual picnic on Saturday, April 10, under the direction of their teacher, Miss Page. The children enjoyed their races and high jumping. Dinner and tea was partaken of in the old lime kiln shed, which was very comfortably arranged. Many visitors were present. As the weather was ideal everyone had a very good time.


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Friday 17 September 1937, page 3

A church social was held in the hall on September 8, Rev. S. A. Paris opened the gathering, then handed over proceedings to Mr. Alex. Daniell. Solos were rendered by Misses E. Vigar and Page, and cornet solos by Mr. Webster, of the Stansbury Brass Band. Games and competitions passed a happy evening, which closed with supper and "Auld Lang Syne."

Barley Stealing at Wool Bay.

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Wednesday 22 December 1937, page 3

It is reported that during the last two weeks a number of bags of barley have been taken from paddocks adjacent Wool Bay. Mr. F. Daniells has lost at least 19 bags from two paddocks. Other farmers in the district are also reporting losses.


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Friday 11 March 1938, page 1

At the Wool May baptist Harvest Thanksgiving Service on Sunday Miss Kita McLaren, of Gawler, gave a devotional recital, entitled "The Puppet Christ." Messrs. K. and A. Farrow rendered the duet "Sweeter as the Years go by." There was a good attendance, and special hymns from Sankey's book were sung with much feeling. The sermon was based upon the text "Cast they bread upon the waters and thou shall find it after many days."

Wool Bay. —

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Wednesday 13 July 1938, page 11

Mr. and Mrs. Browell, of Melbourne, have returned to their home after spending a holiday at Wool Bay and Stantbury.— Mr. and Mrs. F. Biglands, of Adelaide, are holidaying at Wool Bay. — Mrs. Hennessey and son Maurice have returned to their home at Largs Bay after spending a few weeks at Wool Bay. — Miss W. Eden, of Albert on, is spending a holiday at the home of Mrs. H. Thompson. — Mr. Ron Daniell, accompanied by his cousin Alex Daniell has returned home after spending a few days in the city.

WOOL BAY — Successful Victory Dance

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Friday 29 July 1938, page 1

The Wool Bay Cricket Club held their victory dance on July 5, at Mr. Run's Pain. It was crowded to capacity. Excellent arrangements for its success were made by Mr. Max Eichner. The music by Ron Sherriff and Fred Clark enhanced the success. The President of the Association (Mr. E. H. Giles) congratulated the Club on its position in the Association. Mr. Ron. Daniell (Captain) responded on behalf of the members. The ladies provided an appetising supper.


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Friday 7 October 1938, page 8

A most successful dance in aid of the men's bathing shed fund was held last Friday evening. The fund is steadily growing, and before long sufficient money to eject the long desired bathing shed, will be In hand. All those interested and anybody else who wants a really good time, can help by attending the next dance, to beheld on a date to be advertised.

Wheat at Wool Bay

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Friday 25 November 1938, page 5

The first load of this season's wheat at Wool Bay was delivered last Saturday by Colin Bridges, account of Mr. G. P. Daniell. It was a good sample of mixed wheat and was received by Allan Bridges representing the S.A. Farmers' Co-Op. Union Ltd.

The first shipment of the new season's wheat at Wool Bay took place this week, when four ketches including the Eva, Lillateah, Priscilla, and another, were loaded by Mr. Allan Bridges, agent for the S.A. Farmers Co-Op. Union Ltd.


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Wednesday 21 December 1938, page 2

Stoker Arthur Scott, of Wool Bay, is home on leave for Xmas from H.M.S. Canberra. Since his last trip home he has visited Northern Queensland, Magnetic Island and other places. Arthur wisely purchased a camera and has some interesting snaps of the places visited by the Canberra. One picture shows a native climbing a coconut tree. He supplied dozens of coconuts for one packet of cigarettes.


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Friday 13 January 1939, page 5

Mr. and Mrs. C. Burman occupied their house for the Christmas holidays, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Len Burman and son, also Mr. and Mrs. Norm Plaisted and family, of Paskeville, and Mr. and Mrs. Luxton, of Adelaide.

Mr. T. Carey has returned. He visited his mother at Booleroo for the Christmas holidays.

Arthur Scott has gone back to join the H.M.A.S. Canberra.

Mr. Alex Daniell has returned after a motor tour to Victoria. He was accompanied by Messrs S. M. Anderson and G. Tarrant.

Mrs. Redaway and familv are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jolly and family, of Adelaide, are camping on the beach.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, of Adelaide, spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Scott.

Mr. and Mrs. K. Farrow spent Christmas with their parents at Tarlee.

Mr. K. Plummer motored to Renmark and back.


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Friday 12 May 1939, page 5

Arthur Scott, of Wool Bay is home on early leave prior to sailing for London on May 19th as one of the crew for the new ciuiser h m.a s. Perth. He leaves Melbourne in the m.v. Autolycus. There will be 450 Australian lads on board, and they will have a wonderful sightseeing trip. A week's leave will be given while in England, which they expect to reach on June 28. The return trip in the new cruiser for Australia will include New York and a visit to " The City of To-Morrow" — the great exhibition. Then follows tbe trip through the Panama, a visit to the San Francisco Exhibition, and across to New Zealand and Sydney.


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Friday 30 June 1939, page 8

The energetic Wool Bay Foreshore Committee are about to embark on a new project, and the assistance of all those interested is earnestly solicited. To provide funds for the construction of two tennis courts, a series of dances will be held in Mr. F. C. Bull's barn, and if they are at all like those held previously, all who come along will get a bob's worth and then some. The courts are to be available for visitors during weekends and at other times, so all who are interested are asked to attend dances and do thelr bit for a worthy project.

Wool Bay Beach Improvements.

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Friday 1 September 1939, page 5

The last few weeks has seen a transformation wrought at the local beach.

A new ladies' bathing shed has been erected, with a fine approach from the landing.

Men are at present employed constructing alcoves, etc., for the benefit of visitors, and when all the committees' ideas have been carried out. Wool Bay will be a pleasant seaside resort.

A very energetic committee is working, and they will gratefully receive help of any sort, to assist in their very worth while work.


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Friday 15 September 1939, page 6

A surprise gift afternon, prior to her marriage, was tendered Miss Dorothy Plaisted at the home of her parents by the ladies of Wool Bay. Competitions were won by Misses Kath. Eichuer and Kath. Thompson. Dorothy was the recipient of many useful gifts, for which she feelingly thanked the donors. Afternoon tea was served by the ladies. The singing of " Auld Lang Syne" brought a pleasant gathering to a close.

Wool Bay Welcomes her Son of the Sea.

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Friday 3 May 1940, page 8

On Friday, April 12, the residents of Wool Bay extended a "Welcome Home" to Mr. Arthur Scott, who recently returned in H.M.A.S,. Perth. Mr. A. G. Daniell presided. Mr. Keith Farrow was M.C., and during the evening games and other items were part of the programme. During the evening Mr. Cr. W. Eichner presented a valuable fountain pen to the guest of the evening, on behalf of his many friends. Arthur responded. The ladies served an excellent supper. Visiters were present from Oaklands and Coobowie. Auld Lang Syne dosed a happy gathering. Mr. Scott returned to Sydney and rejoined his ship two weeks ago. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, motored to the city to say farewell.


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Friday 24 May 1940, page 8

Mrs. Schwalbe, school teacher, and her two sons, spent the school holidays in the city.

Mary Plaisted, Mrs. Syd. Plaisted, of Port Augusta, also Mrs. McLeod, of Adelaide (formerly Dorothy Plaisted) spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Plaisted.

Wool Bay • Oaklands Circle.

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Friday 21 June 1940, page 8

On Monday last a very successful effort was made in aid of the above Circle. Sports, tennis and croquet were held on the Oaklands courts, and with the aid of various competitions, a jumble stall and afternoon tea the funds were greatly increased. The days takings were: Afternoon tea, sports, stall, etc. £5/18/4; Mr. E. W. Eichner £1/1 ; Mr. H. G. Thompson 7/6: Mrs. Algie 3/—'Total £7 /9/10.

We say thank you to the donors of prizes for the competitions and to all who helped in any way to make the effort the success it was.

— Kath Eichtner, Hon. Sec.

Wool Bay - Oaklands Circle.

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Friday 26 July 1940, page 8

A parcel containing 169 articles was recently forwarded to headquarters. Next meeting to be held on August 8, at Wool Bay. Members are reminded that this meeting will take the form of a " face washer " afternoon. Proceeds of dance held July 12 £3/2/6; - donation, Mrs. E. M. Bishop 10/-.

—Kath Eichner, Hon. Sec.

Wool Bay • Oaklands Circle.

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Friday 16 August 1940, page 8

At the annual meeting held recently officers were appointed for the coming year. The only alteration being that of Mrs. C. Jones to the position as President.

Finished work was received from members, and at the close of the meeting afternoon tea was served.

Proceeds of dance held on Aug. 14. were £4/14/6.

Next meeting to be held at the home of Mrs. A. E. Anderson, Oaklands, on September 12.

—Kath Eichner, Hon. Sec.

PIONEER WOOLBAY. Public Social at Wool Bay.

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Friday 15 November 1940, page 8

A public social was tendered to W. L. Minks in the Wool Bay Hall on Friday evening last. Mr. E. W. Eichner presided. The evening was opened with the Anthem, followed by the Song Australia. In the Chairman's opening remarks he took the opportunity of extending a hearty welcome to Arthur Scott of the R.A.N Kevin Carey of the R.A.A.F. and vocal items were rendered by Misses Thora Bull, Kath Thompson and Myra Jones, and Messrs. Keith Farrow, Les Plummer and Ron Sherriff, also a guessing competition by Miss Gwen Anderson. During the evening the chairman wished Pte. Minks, on behalf of the district, the best of luck and presented him with a wallet containing money. Other speakers were Mr. F. Daniell for the R.S.A., and Mr. P. Taylor for tbe residents and school committee of Oaklands. Pte. Minks suitably responded, which was followed by ''For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" and supper provided by the ladies.


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Friday 19 March 1943, page 3

On Tesday last a gift evening was tendered to Miss Kath Eichner in Bull's Barn, prior to her marriage to Mr Eric Mitchell. Mr Bull asked Miss Eichner to accept the many useful gifts on behalf of her friends there present. Miss Eichner suitably responded.

At the meeting of the Wool Bay-Oaklands Red Cross on March 11th, a presentation was made to Miss K. Eichner, prior to her marriage. Miss Eichner has been secretary of this Branch since its inception.

WOOL BAY. Airman Honored.

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Friday 14 May 1943, page 3

A good and representative gathering assembled at the Wool Bay Hall on Thursday, April 29th, to honor L.A.C. Alec F. Daniell. R.A.A.F. Cr. J. A. Bridges was in the chair, and spoke on behalf of the Stansbury district, wishing Alec all the best. Other speakers who added their good wishes were Messrs. Syd Anderson (Wool Bay Mission), Keith Farrow (Coobowie Methodist Church) and E. W. Eichner (Wool Bay district), who also made a presentation. . Mrs C. Daniell and Messrs. Arthur and Keith Farrow rendered vocal items, the latter also acting as M.C. for the games. A dainty supper was served.

Alec is the first returned soldier's son to be tendered a farewell in the Wool Bay Hall.

OAKLANDS. Wool Bay - Oaklands Red Cross Sports

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Friday 21 April 1944, page 4

The above sports, held on Easter Monday under ideal weather conditions, proved a great success and a very enjoyable three hours was spent by over 300 onlookers watching the 11 horse events. All the main races were well contested, whilst the novelty events kept the crowd amused.

The well-known commentator from Wool Bay, Jack Daniell, gave a splendid running description of each event, while the starter, Mick Barlratn, gave a good display of getting the fields awav. Wal Sherriff, as clerk of the course, kept things moving at top speed (and so did his horse, who won the Cup), while the judge, Wal Croser, had a difficult task in several events in selecting the winner.

The nett result of the day's effort was £80/17/-.

The Committee wish to thand Mr and Mrs Anderson and Gwen, who so kindly loaned their house and property for the occasion.

The Results.

Walk, Trot and Gallop — Ron Sherriff, Ross Hancock

Rescue Race — Keith Algie, W. Thompson

Ladies' Walk, Trot and Gallop-Joan Sherriff, Helen Robinson

Billycan Race — Keith Latty, C. Anderson

Mile Trot — Bob Warren, Keith Algie

Wool Bay - Oaklands Cup—Wal. Sherriff, C. R. Bartrara

Flag Race — Keith Latty, W. Thompson

Pony Race — Keith Latty, Helen Robinson

Bending Race — W. Thompson, Brian Healy

1 1/2 Mile Trot — Friday Detmar, L. Cmser

Half-Mile Sprint—Ross Hancock, Joan Sherriff.

Red Cross Wool Bay-Oaklands.

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Friday 21 April 1944, page 1

Mrs Jones presided at our meeting held April 13tli. A vote of thanks was moved to all who helped in any way to make our sports day such a success. Congratulations to the men responsible for the sports, also the ladies for the tea and trading: table.

The following donated the trohpies : —Messrs E. W. fiichner, W. J. Sherriff, A. E. Anderson, C. Jones, W. F. Latty. K. Algie. K. Giles, H. Jones. C. Warren; C. Bull, H. Mitchell, W. J. Bramley, K,Latty. A G Daniell, O H Jaehne, Mrs E. M. and Ron Bishop, Misses Sherriff and E. Solly.


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Friday 30 June 1944, page 3

Mrs Esther Merle Eichner, wife of Mr E. W. Eichner, of Wool Bay, passed away at the S.Y.P. Hospital, Yorketown, on Wednesday. Mrs Eichner, who was 54 years of age, suffered a stroke on Sunday evening. She was brought to the Hospital immediately, but died without regaining consciousness. A husband, two sons (Ken and Max), and a daughter (Mrs E. Mitchell) survive. The interment took place at the Pink Lake Cemetery on Thursday, the Rev. W. J. Stafford conducting the service.

Red Cross Wool Bay-Oaklands.

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Friday 7 July 1944, page 1

Members are reminded that our next meeting, to be held at Wool Bay, is the annual meeting, All members are asked to attend. Election of officers, etc. American afternoon. Hostesses for next meeting will be Mesdanies Plaisted, F. C. Bull, H. Mitchell and H. Thompson.

We regret the passing of one of our members, Mrs E. W. Eichner, and the sympathy of every member goes out to the bereaved family.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 22 February 1946, page 3

Strewn along the beach near Wool Bay is the wreckage of a 28ft cutter, which went ashore there on Saturday morning.

Mr Les Sampson, of Adelaide, accompanied by his nephew, Bob Watters, left Port Adelaide for Port Lincoln early on Friday morning last and shortly after leaving stuck a flat calm which lasted until 10 a m. when the wind freshened. Then trouble commenced. The mainsail split, engine failed and the boat drifted and sprang a leak. After bailing all night the occupants anchored in shallow water off the beach near Mr Frank Daniell's on Sat.urday morning. The vessel later became a total wreck. Eventually Messrs Sampson and VVatters reached Mr Keith Furrow's where they were given refreshments. They returned to Adelaide per steamer from Stansbury.


Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 19 October 1946, page 8

DEAR Possum.— During the holidays my parents, my sister, and her girl friend, and myself, went to Wool Bay on Yorke Peninsula.

We have a shack there right on the beach, and we love to go over for our holidays.

It is a beautiful beach, with very high cliffs. Lots of them have caves. The shells are beautiful.

Daddy goes fishing. Lately the fishermen have not been able to go out. as fish have been scarce and the seas have been rough.

Troubridge Lighthouse is not far from our shack, and at night the light Is quite bright.

The scrub on Yorke Peninsula at the present time Is very pretty with wildflowers.

Janette Choat (10), Druids avenue, Stirling West.— Pink Certificate.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 11 July 1947, page 5

Getting into loose earth in negotiating a turn on the Wool Bay —Coobowie road near Mr. K. Bartram's property, the panel van owned and driven by Mr. G. S. Moore, of Wool Bay. overturned and came to rest with wheels in the air. Mr. Moore, who had a miraculous escape from injury, climed out of the window, and with the assistance of Several nearby residents righted the vehicle. The van, which was loaded with groceries, suffered only a few scratches, and slight damage to goods carried. Mr. Moore was able to proceed on his trip without further delay.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 4 June 1948, page 1

Tlie official opening of the newlyformed Wool Bay Golf Club's links took place on Saturday. May 29th. Although the day was rather windy, good golfing conditions prevailed. The opening was a great success, about sixty players and spectators, including visitors from Warooka, Curramulka, Edithhurgh, Yorketown and the surrounding districts being present. The President, Mr. H. Mitchell, welcomed the visitors, and then introduced Mr. K. Hart, Mayor of Edithbutgh, who officially opened the links for play, Mrs.Hart driving the first ball. Players then engaged in a nine-hole mixed foursome, which was won by Mrs.L. W. Croser and Mr. W. Buttrose, of the Warooka Club, whilst Mr. C. R. ("Checker'') Wilkinson, of Yorketown, won the 9-hole stroke event.

Mr. L. W. Croser, of Warooka, speaking at a later stage for the visitors, commented verv highly on the lay-out and general condition of the course, also thanking the ladies for a very sumptuous and enjoyable afternoon tea.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 16 July 1948, page 1

The newly formed Wool Bay Golf Club is having a very successful opening season. Membership already exceeds 40, and all are keen and enthusiastic. The course, as a result of the recent rains, is in very good condition.

Draw for Club Championship : I. Anderson v. L.Bramley, C. Bull v. L. Mitchell, C. R. Wilkinson v. J. Leedham, H. Mitchell v. L. Brown.

Play for the President's Trophy (Handicap) must he completed by by Sunday. July 25th, so roll along, members, and get your cards in !

Man Drowned at Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 7 April 1950, page 5

Lyle Horace Campbell was drowned near Wool Bay on Saturday last, when his cutter was wrecked on a reef about 30 yards from the shore. Mr. Alex Daniell noticed the cutter hard and fast on a reef at about 1.30 p.m. when he was on his way to Stansbury. He notified the Stansbury police, who, on arrival at the scene, found Campbell's body on the beach at the base of the 100-foot cliffs about 100 yards north of the wreck. It is believed that he was knocked unconscious when struck by the boom. M.C. R. Bell's, of Stansbury, prepared a report for the Coroner. Mr. H. Wurm, who deemed an inquest unnecessary.

Man Found Drowned Off Wool Bay

Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Trove

Saturday 19 August 1950, page 3

EDITHBURGH, August 18. The body of Ernie Kosonen, about 32, was found in the sea about four miles south of Wool Bay this morning. He had been out in a dinghy, which was still anchored where it had been left the night before.

Boy Falls Under Header at Wool Bay

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 24 November 1950, page 5

On Saturday las: the fouryear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Daniell, of Wool Bay, was riding on the header with his father when he fell — a wheel passing over his left leg and side. The machine is fitted with pneumatic tyres which probably saved the child's life. He is at present in the S.Y.P. Hospital, Yorketown, where his condition is reported to be satisfactory.


Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 12 January 1951, page 3

Mr. and Mrs. LeMaistre and son Barry are holidaving with Mr and Mrs. C. R. Farrow at Wool Bay. Mr. LeMaistre was formerly headteacher at Yorketown School.

Helen Norman, Mary Collinson and John Laylor are spending their school vacation as the guests of Miss Barbara Farrow.

Sprainrd Ankle at Tennis

Whilst playing tennis for Oaklands on Saturday last, Mrs. Colin Dinrose had the misfortune to sprain an ankle.

Here's How They Hook 'em at Wool Bay!

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 21 December 1951, page 5

Messrs. Carl Belthien and Mick Meffert had an unexpected haul on a fishing expedition at Wool Bay last Sunday evening. They were using a butterfish line carrying small hooks attached with nylon gut when a shark rose to the occasion and took the bait. After playing it for a few hectic minutes, the surprised men were able to bring it into the jetty, where some local fishermen helped to land it.

The five-foot shark was opened and found to be carrying 32 baby sharks — a catch of 33 fish on one hook.

Messrs. Beithien and Meffert are caravanning at Coobowie at present.

Golf Championships for Wool Bay.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 10 April 1953, page 6

The S.Y.P. Golf Championships will be held at Wool Bay on Tuesday, June 2nd, at was stated at the Club's annual meeting last week.

Working bees have been held by members and Associates, and the course is now ready for play. A new Clubhouse is in course of construction and is expected to be completed soon.

The Balance Sheet presented at the meeting shows a credit of £59 for the year.

Subscriptions will remain the same as previously: 10/-for members and 2/6 for Associates.

Officers elected at the meeting were: Patron, Mr P. C. Bull; President, Mr C. R. Gutsche; Secretary, L. Mitchell; Branch Secretaries, Messrs. J. Abbot and F. Sayer; Captain, Mr. J. S Harris; Vice-Captain, Mr. I. M. Dlsher. The Committee comprises Captain. Vice-Captain. Secretary and Messrs. K. Parrow and J. Abbot. Auditor is Mr. G. Paech.

Wool Bay Golf Club.

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 11 September 1953, page 1

The following partners have been drawn to contest the President's Trophy on Saturday, September 19th.

The event will be played as a Canadian Foursome, and members are asked to notify the branch Secretaries whether they are available or not.

E. Stanton, R. Perry; R. Murdock, C. Wilkinson; E. Rochlin, D. Kildea; L. Mitchell, M. Litchfield; W. 1 Murdock, M. Parish; S. Franke, L. Jung; C. Gut sche, L. Brown; G. Paech. K. Daniell; F. Sayer, G. Whallin; L. Bansemer, I Anderson; Rev. J. O'Callaghan. J. Honner; J. Leedham. G. Tyler; J. Murdock C. Bams; E. Warhurst, A. Gibbs; R. Giles, J. Harris; I. Disher. J. Abbot; B. Daniell, V. Starr.

Wool Bay Girl to Meet Queen

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 12 February 1954, page 1

For a young Wool Bay girl, the Royal Tour will be something she won't forget for a long time.

She is Miss Lola Bray, and she has been chosen to be presented to the Queen during the Victorian Royal Tour.

Lola, who has been working with the YWCA in Melbourne, is one of two girls chosen to represent the YWCA at a Government House reception to be given in Melbourne in honour of Her Majesty's visit.

Lola is returning to Melbourne tomorrow after having spent her annual leave with her parents at Wool Bay.

She was very excited at having been selected for the honor of meeting the Queen.

Australia could become another America if we could use our two uranium deposits, largest in the world to supply industry with cheap and plentiful power." —Professor Henry Messel, of Sydney University.

Collision Wool Bay

Pioneer (Yorketown, SA : 1898 - 1954), Trove

Friday 2 April 1954, page 1

The drivers escaped injury when two vehicles collided at Wool Bay last Monday.

The vehicles were a Willy buckboard, driven by Mr. H H. Thompson, and a Ford Customline, driven by Mr F. C. Bull.

Both cars were extensively damaged in the head-on crash, which occurred on the junction of the Wool Bay-Oaklands Road and the Coast Road.

WOOL BAY Land Sale

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), Trove

Thursday 6 May 1954, page 32

Believed to be the biggest land deal to have taken place on Southern Yovke Peninsula. 957 acres were sold in two lots by Mr. E W. Eicliner, oj Woo) Bay.

The homestead and 437 acres were bought by Mr. Bruce Daniell of Wool Bay, for over £41 an acre, and 520 acres were bought by Mr. Keith Latty, of Oaklands. for over £29 an acre.


Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986), Trove

Friday 28 October 1960, page 4

The unusual name of Wool Bay Lime Ltd. almost invariably provokes inquiries as to its origin.

The answer is that the name is quite specific, since the company's original operations were concerned with producing building lime from the Wool Bay area on Yorke Peninsula.

Mr. L. E. Kennett, one of the founders of the company was originally a well-known Adelaide builder.

He was acquainted with a Mr. P. H. Daniell, owner of a lime kiln at Coobowie.

When he experienced difficulties in the distribution of his product. Mr. Daniell asked his friend to look after the mechanising side.

The two men entered into a partnership 35 years ago and named their new firm the Wool Bay Lime Company.

This was settled upon because lime from Wool Bay, in the same area as Coobowie, was very highly regarded at that time.

The Coobowie deposit being of the same type, the partners believed that they might capitalise upon this reputation.

Much of the building lime produced by Wool Bay Lime Ltd. is still won from the same area. It remains a vital part of their business.

Elders purchase Wool Bay Lime.

Victor Harbour Times (SA : 1932 - 1986), Trove

Wednesday 6 October 1982, page 19

Victor Harbor: After almost 60 years of successful trading throughout South Australia, the Kennett and Daniell families, trading as Wool Bay Lime have relinquished their holding to merge with the Elders Group.

This was announced earlier this week by the managing director of Elders IXL Limited, Mr. John Elliot, and the managing director of Wool Bay Lime Pty. Ltd., Mr. Don Kennett.

The business will merge with the existing wholesale building materials business conducted by Elders from Port Adelaide and the three trade/retail outlets operating under Elders Building Supplies name at Parkside, Richmond, and Salisbury.

Mr. Kennett was appointed State manager for the enlarged business, which will trade under the name 'Elders Building Supplies', directed from Wool Bay's Ridleyton address.

The new operation will form one of South Australia's largest wholesale building materials businesses.

Wool Bay at Victor Harbor will continue its wholesale/retail operation as in the past, with its existing staff, under the Elders Building Supplies masthead.

Commenting on the merger, local manager Allan Jenkins said:

'The company here at Victor in particular will continue its competitive hold in the building industry with renewed enthusiasm.'

He said that with the couping up of Wool Bay's strength in the building supply industries and Elders' experience in building boards, plumbing supplies, tileware, and hardware, the company would be a force of some significance especially to southern district builders and handy folk.

The Wool Bay Lime family company now enters the historic annals of South Australia. It was formed 57 years ago at Wool Bay on Yorke Peninsula to process building lime for the industry. From there it developed into the company it is today.