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    Noosa Shire Soldiers of WW1, from 1914-1916, Enlistment, Send-Offs, Letters, ect.

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  1. Web page: Noosa Today, Issue 155 | Thursday, 23 April, 2015
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    Local WW1 Soldiers
    http://noosa.starcommunity.com.au/stories/2015-04-23/those-who-fought-and-those-who-fell/
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  2. Military Notes
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 19 September 1914 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The 4th (Wide Bay) Infantry Regiment has been detailed for garr son duty from October 12th to 26th next. It is understood that their 662 words
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    The following have enlisted in the second Australian Expeditionary   Force:— Light Horse, H. S. W. Warnes (Gympie). Infantry: F. M. Heathcote (Pomona), J. Brown (Kin Kin) , E. C. Bartholomew (Wolvi), G. W. (Hayes (Cooran), and G. F. Ludlow (Murgon). The two last named- are under instructions to report in  Brisbane this morning, while the remainder of the infantrymen will leave for that place on Monday. The Light Horse recruits, with the exception of C. Schuchard, have already joined their regiment.

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  3. Military Notes
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 24 September 1914 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Another Gympieite has volunteered for service with the Australian Expeditionary Force,Christian Jeppesen, whose parents are well-known 406 words
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    MILITARY NOTES
    ... The following have been enrolled in the second Australian Expeditionary Force and have joined the concentration camp at the Exhibition Grounds, Brisbane:- Light Horse...Thomas John Higgins (Cooran), ... Infantry: Angus Bruce Robins (Cooroy), Albert Parker, (Pomona), ... The requisite number for Gympie now having enrolled no further enlistments will be made for the present.

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  4. H. Myles, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1914
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    H. Myles, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1914
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    Photograph appears on p. 23 of The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to the Queenslander, 21 November, 1914
    Full name &​ Service Number (from National Archives of Australia): Harry Jackson Myles, Service Number - 174.

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  5. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 26 September 1914 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Cricket--The Pomona Cricket Club opened its season last Saturday, when a match was played on the Noosa Show grounds between the 795 words
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    Volunteers. — Mr. C. Schuchard, who volunteered for the Second Expeditionary Force, left here last Monday for the camp, and was bade farewell by a large number of the residents of the district. Steps are being taken to make him a presen tation before the force leaves these shores. On Tuesday another young man, Mr. A. Parker, also left to join the force.

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  6. Military Notes
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 10 December 1914 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Authority has now been granted for the enlisting of all volunteers offering for foreign service providing they are medically fit. This of 126 words
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    Military Notes

    Authority has now been granted for the enlisting, of all volunteers offering for foreign service providing they are medically fit. This enlistment gives them no right to be appointed to an expeditionary force, although they will, in all probability, be required for reinforcements, in any new units about to be raised. They will be put into training at Enoggera, but in separate units from those already chosen for the expedi tionary forces. The same conditions as regards pay, etc., will apply. The following have joined the Light Horse reinforcements, expeditionary forces, at Enoggera ; P. B. .O'Leary, F. E. Zegenhagen, W. Clark (Gympie), J, E. and R. E. Mackie (Cooran), and J. Robertson (Pomona).

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  7. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 12 December 1914 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Railway Returns.-The following are the returns of the Pomona railway station for the month of November: Goods inward- 67 tons, 69 317 words
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    To the Front.— Mr. J. Robertson, the local postmaster, has been accepted as a member of the second expeditionary force. He leaves as soon as an officer arrives to relieve him.

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  8. DISTRICT NEWS. COOR'N
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 15 December 1914 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Cricket.—The Cooran Cricket Club played their first match this season against a team from Pomona. It resuited in a win for Cooran by 4 883 words
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    Cooranites to the Front.— Messrs. R. E. Mackie, of Brisbane Road, have been notified of their acceptance for the second expeditionary force which shortly proceeds to the front.

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  9. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 6 March 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Patriotic.—A well-attended meeting of the residents around Cooran was held early in the week, in connection with the distribution of the 472 words
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    Patriotic— A well-attended meeting of the residents around Cooran was held early in the week, in connection with the distribution of the Cooran Patriotic Fund. There was a good attendance, and Mr. H. Seitter presided. It was decided to at once forward £40 for the relief of destitute Belgians. It was suggested that the ladies should conduct a sale of gifts to increase the funds, and a meeting of ladies will take place on Saturday to complete the arrange ments. Several promises of support were given, Mr. T. Nunan and Mr. T. Jensen each donating a heifer calf.
    To the Front.—Mr.. Bryan Higgans, jun., son of Mr. Bryan Higgans, of Cole's Creek, has enlisted in the ex peditionary force, and has proceeded to Enoggera. This is Mr. Higgans's second son who has enlisted, his eldest son Thomas now being with the Australian forces in Egypt.
    Musketry Course. — The members of the Cooran Rifle Club are at present engaged in firing their musketry course, and there was a fair attend ance on the range. Some very good shooting was recorded.

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  10. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 27 March 1915 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Kin Kin Factory.—The Kin Kin Co-operative Dairy Company paid [?] to its suppliers for the month of February the sum of £2675/2/1, 302 words
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    Send-off .-—On Tuesday night last, there was a splendid attendance at the Kin Kin School of Arts to bid farewell to Mr. J. Shepperd, who is leaving shortly with one of the contingents for the front.. He was presented with a pipe and tobacco and pouch, and wished a safe return with honour from the front.

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  11. COOROY
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 24 April 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Debating.—The Cooroy Mutual Improvement Society held a debate on Wednesday night, the subject being, "Is the creation of a New Shire from 747 words
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    To the Front:— This week Mr. P. Carberry, of Cooroy, joined the Queensland quota of the expedition- ary forces from the Commonwealth to proceed to the war. This is the third son of Mr. J. Carberry (the well-known dairyman here) to en- list and be accepted for the front.

    Valedictory.— After the monthly committee meeting of the Cooroy Presbyterian Church held on Saturday last, the Church treasurer, Mr. H. S. Campbell, on the eve of his departure to join the R.A.M.C. of New South Wales, was made the recipient of a purse of sovereigns. The presentation was made by the minister (Rev. W. Moore) who spoke in highly complimentary terms of the work done by Mr. Campbell. Messrs. E. J. Sneesby, J. H. Ireland, and W. G. Ireland also expressed feelings of regret at his departure and wish ing him God-speed and a safe return. Mr. Campbell suitably responded. Mr. Campbell is the second member of the Presbyterian Church of Cooroy, who has left for the war, the first being Mr. Bruce Robins.

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  12. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 22 May 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Football.—The Pomona football team will open their season on Saturday with a match against Cooroy at Cooroy. The following will represent 267 words
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    POMONA.

    Football.— The Pomona football team will open their season on Saturday with a match against Cooroy at Cooroy. The following will represent Pomona : — B. O'Brien, J. Berry, W. Armitage, W. Ronald, A. Murray, C. Lee, G. Parker, D. Hehir, N. Morgan, A. Ellis, L. Spinaze, S. McComnell, T. Sankey, T. Chaffey, and P. Armitage. Emergencies, B. Berry, R. Armitage, W. O'Brien, and S. Baker. For the Front— Mr. J. Kelliher this week enlisted for the front with Mr. Edwards (of the Noosa Shire Council) who completed the necessary forms to allow him to proceed to Enoggera. The young soldier has spent all his life at Pomona, and is highly respected. He will be accorded a send-off and presentation before leaving. Weather. — The first signs of winter wre in evidence here this week when a very cold snap was experienced.. Frost was not far off. The weather otherwise has been fine. No rain has fallen.
    ' Jane.' — The Cooroy Comedy Com pany repeated their performance of 'Jane' in the show pavilion last week-end. The attendance was very satisfactory, considering the night was wet and unpleasant. The sum of £7 odd was realised, which will go to swell the Noosa Shire Patriotic Fund.

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  13. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 5 June 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Giant Logs.—Some very fine Kauri pine logs are at present coming into Cooran railway station from the Kin Kin for railage to Brisbane. Some 760 words
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    Send, Off.— Early m the week the residents of Kin Km entertained Mr. F. Schrubsole, who has enlisted and has been accepted for the front to participate in the fight for the up-holding of civilisation and freedom. rhere was a good attendance, Mr C. Gallon presiding, and an enjoyable evening, was spent. The young warrior was presented with a safety razor, and wished the best of luck and a safe return. There is a splen did feeling among the young men of the district re the war, and several are making application.

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  14. Military Notes
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 17 June 1915 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The following are the latest recruits from Gympie and district for foreign service:—Unallotted Light Horse, F. W. Fleming and R. W. Finney 199 words
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    The following are the latest recruits from Gympie, and district for foreign service .—Unallotted Light Horse, F. W. Fleming and R.W. Finney (Gympie); B. Bowman and W. Palmer (Cooran) ; unallotted infantry, H. McCulloch (Gympie).

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  15. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 19 June 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Rifle Shooting.—The shoot for the Sanderson trophy was continued last week, ten shooters taking part. The result was that Mr. W. Blucher 685 words
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    Enlistments.—Since the Clerk of Noosa Shire has been empowered to enlist men for the front, after passing a medical examination, about 40 have passed through his hands. This week Messrs. W. Staats, J. Brown, John G. E. Foster, and J. T. Gardiner enlisted. These figures do not fairly indicate the number of young men within the Shire area who have enlisted, as a number went to Gympie and Brisbane. The Shire thus lost credit for their enlisting.
    Patriotic— Mr. E. A. Edwards, secretary of the Noosa Shire Patriotic Fund, received this week tho sum of £8/11/6 from the Cootharaba Progress Association, as the result of entertainments and collections.

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  16. Cootharaba Lakes
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 26 June 1915 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Only a few showers fell during the past week. An inch or two would be very acceptable. The mornings and evenings are beautifully 402 words
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    Military.— This little district is doing its share towards keeping the good old flag flying. During this month Mr Phil. Jeffery, and two of Mr Taylor's sons left after final leave to say good-bye to their parents, and now Mr. Hugh Page, of
    Boreen, is here for the same purpose. His brother Frank went with the first expeditionary force to Egypt.

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  17. 48 th CASUALTY LIST BRNBANE July 6
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Wednesday 7 July 1915 p 4 Article
    Abstract: The forly-eighth [?][?]list[?][?][?]contains [?][?]Officers [?][?][?]of war it [?][?][?]killed to action 159 words
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    Corporal H.J. Myles, Tewantin Killed in Action (this is not right, as Harry was sent home invalided in 1916, he was the youngest son of Mrs. J. Tait, Tewantin)
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  18. Personal
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 24 July 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Mr. D. Williams, Stanley street, Gympie, has received a wire stating that his son John Wilfred (better known as "Freddie") has been 339 words
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    Mr. Bryan Higgins, of Cole's Creek, near Cooran, received word yesterday that his eldest son Thomas was killed in action whilst fighting with the Queensland Expeditionary Forces on June 29th at the Dardanelles. He joined the second reinforcements of the-A.L.H., early in the war. He was about 30 years of age, and was a fine horseman. Great sympathy is be ing extended to the family who are well-known all over the district. Mr. Higgins has another son at the front.

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  19. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 24 July 1915 p 7 Article
    Abstract: For the Front.—If all the young men the large towns were imbued with the same spirit as the young men of Cooran. Kin Kin, and district 734 words
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    For the Front - If all the young men the large towns were imbued with the same spirit as the young men of Cooran, Kin Kin and district there would be no necessity for the authorities to take a census of those capable of going. Already a large number are at the front or on their way, including four from one family, and this week has seen Messrs. J. Warnes, H. Lawrence, A. Greenshields and W. Jefferies enlist and proceed to camp at Enoggera. A number more are taking the necessary steps. Mr W. Chapman, son of Cr. A.J.M. Chapman, who was on a visit to the Atherton district enlisted from there and this week Mr N.G. Andrews who enlisted from Lismore paid a visit to his father Mr J. Andrews of Pinbarren Creek prior to embarking for the front.

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  20. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 24 June 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Cattle Movements.—The following are the cattle movements from the Noosa Shire, for permits issued through the Shire Office:—2 horses 399 words
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    Enlistments.— The following enlist- ments have been made through the Noosa Shire Office, since 10th June : W. R. Grant (Pomona), H. J. King (Kin Kin), G. W. Davey (Cooroy), E. J. Parminter (Pomona), and W. D. Francis (Kin Kin). The two lat ter did not pass the medical test.

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  21. Cpl. H.J. Myles, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915
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    Cpl. H.J. Myles, one of the soldiers photographed in The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 1915
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    Photograph appears on p. 26 of The Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to the Queenslander, 17 July, 1915
    Full name &​ Service Number (from National Archives of Australia): Harry Jackson Myles, Service Number - 174
    Additional Information: Roll of honor - Wounded - Dardanelles
    Military details: 15th Battalion

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  22. Australians at the Front. TWO LETTERS FROM DISTRICT SOLDIERS.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 14 August 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Writing home to Gympie, Private Roy. Baker states that with about 200 soldiers recovered from their wounds, they 1289 words
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    ...Mr. Brian Higgins, of Cooran, writes as follows:- “Following are extracts from a letter received from (name unreadable) from the Dardanelles four days before he was killed in action. ‘We have finished a twelve days’ s stint in the trenches, and got on f---d ----d, and had three days’ s—d, which is finished to-night. We ----- to the trenches to-morrow. It’s not too bad there in the daytime, but it gets a bit monotonous at night and we find it a strain watching through the portholes of the trench. It is done in hour shifts – hour on and hour off. Where we were the trenches are about 300 yards apart, but gullies enable the enemy to sneak in to within about twenty yards from us. So you see the need for strict watching.
    ‘Some fellows boast of shooting 30 or 40 Turks, but I have been here nearly six weeks, and cannot say that I can safely account for even one Turk’s death. I havn’t even had the pleasure of seeing the enemy except in the distance, as they make their attacks at night.
    ‘----, there are ever so many things I could tell you that would ------ you about the organisation here but – well, the censorship is only right. I sit down to tell you a lot of things, but with the noise of the big guns talking and my mates pl---n ‘nap’ beside me, it puts one on the track. I saw Jack MacNa-----, Albert Warnes, and George Saunders to-day. They all look well and say they are having a good time. Do not send me anything in the way of comforts unless it is s-c-s. The only thing I want badly is writing material. It is very scarce here, but just now my mate got some from home, and we all share and share alike. I have a fine lot of mates, and together we all have a good time. I would also like someone to send me Saturday’s “Gympie Times” every week. It would relieve the monotony a great deal. ‘All the ceremonial part of the drills are over now, and we appreciate it, you may be sure. Although we did not like leaving our horses in Egypt now we are away we find it is less of a drag. The infantry after all have the best time, for when his day’s work is over, they have no horses to look after. The day we landed without the horses they had great fun at our expense.
    ‘You should see some of the chaps that have been here for some time, the whiskers they have grown, and the greater proportion have cut their pants off at the knees. There is no style kept up here, the only thing is to see that your rifle is kept clean. ‘Our lads who were here before us, have done wonderful work to force the enemy back on these hills at the point of the bayonet. It is admitted on all sides that only ‘the mad Australians’ could have done it. The Indians here call us the White Ghurkas or their brothers. They are wonderful fighters and their mountain baitories (?) are splendidly served. If an Indian sees anyone showing the white feather they have done with him.
    ‘Whenever we go to the beach, or the wells for water, there is someone looking for our scalps – snipers generally. The enemy have some very good shots, if a man just puts his head above the trench, he will get a bullet in it, and sometimes the shrapnel flies all round about. The guns fired from a long distance and one has time to seek cover if he keeps a good enough lookout. ....

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  23. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 28 August 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: £150 Target.—Cooran, Travoston, and Pinbarren have joined together for Patriotic Day, and what a day it's going to be. It will commence 1502 words
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    Sympathy.— The following letter was forwarded by the Shire Clerk, Mr. E. A. Edwards, to the Higgans family, on behalf of the Councillors and ratepayers of Noosa Shire :— 'I have been directed to convey to you the sympathy of my Council in the loss that you have sustained in the death of your hero son. We all have to travel to the unknown some day, to leave dear ones to mourn us, but to cross the great divide giving more than our all, our every lives in so great and just a cause, leaves such an afterglow from so great and noble a sacrifice that, its ligbt cannot but fail to make the path less dark. I enclose you the preliminary document signed by your son on enlisting which I feel sure you will treasure. Permit me a!so to add my own expressions of sympathy and, admiration for 'the gallant man who is now at rest with the great army of British heroes for all time.'

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  24. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 September 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Noosa Show.—Mr. F. Waters, of the Pomona Hotel, purchased the right of the publican's booth for the coming Noosa Show, by auction, for 985 words
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    Enlisted.— The following are the men enlisted this week, who have passed the medical officer, for the Queensland expeditionary forces, through the Noosa Shire Council :— Messrs. S. McConnell, Pomona ; P. Black, Pomona ; and G. Hempsall, Cootharaba.

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  25. Soldiers at the Front LETTER FROM A COORAN LAD.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 25 September 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Mr. J. H. McIlwraith, of Cooran, has received, a letter from Private Richard Lang, who enlisted in Cooran and who is now fighting in the 391 words
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    Soldiers at the Front - LETTER FROM A COORAN LAD.
    Mr. J. H. . Mcllwraith, of Cooran, has received; a letter from Private Richard Lang who, enlisted in Cooran and who is now fighting in the firing line at Gallipoli as a gunner in the First Australian artillery section. The letter is dated the 1st August. Although he was not at the landing he got there 10 days after, but states he has missed nothing since, and has been living in dugouts or funk holes- as he calls them. Shells are continually bursting over the men's places of abode, but they get used to them and take no notice. In one engagement he had to carry shells into the firing line with bullets flying all around, and had several narrow escapes. He has a high opinion of the Indians, who look after the pack mules. They follow along with their animals, no matter how hot the firing is.
    Private Lang goes on to state the 'tucker' arrangements are now splendid. They get fresh bread every day, fresh meat twice a week, bacon every morning, cheese, sugar, rice, dried fruits, and lime juice twice a week. Milk is served once in a while and an issue of rum now and again. Water is now good and plentiful, and it will take all the Turks living, those who have gone before, and those who come after, to drive them off this part of the globe. He says he would not have missed the chance to have been there. There should be plenty of young fellows in Australia, he reckons, who have not enlisted, and if they knew the conditions they would not hesitate to come, instead of staying at home waving a flag and collaring all the good billets.
    He states his party was 80 strong; eight have been killed, and eight wounded. When you see the boys knocked over it puts a nasty taste in your mouth, but you got used to it, as war is a funny thing.' He concludes by stating one of the biggest boons at the front is a local paper from Australia. It greatly relieves the strain to read all the news of what the people in a mail's home town or district, are doing.

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  26. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 25 September 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Pigs.—Mr. J. McDonnell had a yarding of 45 pigs at his monthly pig sales on Wednesday. Three buyers were operating, and the 1192 words
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    Regret. — There was general regret expressed all around the district when it became known that Private W. Allen, of Cooran, was wounded, and a prisoner of war in the hands of the Turks. There are four of the Allen boys at the front, and this is the second, one to be wounded.

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  27. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 October 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Leased.—Mr. Nilon, from the Northern Rivers, N.S.W., has taken over Mr. Horstman's property. He will work in conjunction with Mr. H. 1901 words
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    through the Noosa Shire office this week was that of Cr. R. R. Nugent, who proceeded to Brisbane and was accepted for the remount section in Egypt, This was Cr. Nugent's fourth try to get to the front, his age being against him in previous efforts. He has already one of his sons fighting at the front.

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  28. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 October 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Patriotic Day.—The final returns for Cooran, Pinbarren Creek, and Traveston of the Patriotic Day effort on August 28th, show that the 1275 words
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    For the Front.— Mr. Dixon Cooke, of Kin Kin, left for Brisbane on Thursday to bid farewell to his el dest son William, who is leaving for the front. Mr. Cooke has two other sons enlisted from Alstonville (N.S.W.)

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  29. Lake Coo[?]haraba.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 October 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Since last report there have been several good falls of rain which have filled up all the water-holes, and started the grass with 554 words
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    Our Soldiers.— Henry and Peter Taylor, who left some two months ago, have proved their courage already, Henry being wounded (one eye injured) and Peter reported in hospital. W. F. J. Davis, of Lakeview, is also in hospital, suffering from a bullet wound in the thigh, George Hempsall, I. F. Burchill,
    Hugh M. Page, and A. Rowley have gone to the front, and William Hempsall and Ivon Stjernqvist, it is understood, are going to volunteer. Cootharaba has done its share to keep the 'old flag aloft.'

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  30. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 9 October 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Good Horses.—Mr. J. W. Napier, of Willowgroye, purchased a very fine pair of draught horses in Toowoomba this week, and they were much 471 words
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    Enlistments.— The following were the enlistments through the Noosa Shire Office this week:— Messrs. G. Parker (Pomona) and B. O'Brien (Skyring Creek). Both have been accepted and have returned home for a few days before entering camp.

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  31. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 23 October 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Pigs.—There was a yarding of 28 bacon pigs and 16 stores at Mr. MacDo[?]nell's monthly pig sale on Tuesday last. The following were 631 words
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  32. KIN KIN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 23 October 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Earm Leased.—Mr. J. C. Gallon has leased his farm on shares to Mr. Oliver Wilson, of Berry, N.S.W. Mr. Wilson is a relative of Mr. B. 317 words
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    At the Front.—Mr. Green received a letter from Private Joe Thompson, date of Kin Kin. and now at Gaba Tepe, stating that he has escaped injury so far. As Private Thompson volunteered at the outbreak of hostilities, he has been fortunate.

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  33. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 6 November 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The Show.—The entries for the Pomona Show, which were to close on Wednesday night, have been extended to next Wednesday. The late entry 798 words
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    ...MASONIC - The Masonic fraternity of Pomona tendered a complimentary social to Mr. R.R. Nugent, the Master of the Pomona lodge, who has enlisted for the front, and is paying a visit to Pomona on final leave. There was a good attendance and an enjoyable time was spent. During the evening Mr Nugent was presented with a handsome inscribed wristlet watch.

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  34. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 13 November 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: The Show.—The entries for the Noosa Show to be held this coming week, total just 1000, as against 1038 last year. The falling off is 602 words
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    POMONA ... SEND-OFF – On Saturday evening last a complimentary send-off to the Pomona and district boys who had enlisted for the front, was tendered at the Pomona Hotel. The function was held under the auspices of the Pomona Rifle club, the Oddfellows’ Lodge, and the Football Club. The recruits present were Privates N.Morgan, G. Parker, F. Grant, F. Ledger, A. Spinaze, S. McConnell, C. Pinkerton, and B. O’Brien. Others were also expected, but could not obtain the necessary leave to be present. Mr A.P. Curran occupied the chair, and after the loyal toast had been honoured, in calling on Mr Cunningham to propose the toast of “Our Boys who have Enlisted,” said there was a number of young men in the district already fighting in the trenches. Some had been wounded, and some had even been killed. The recruits present that evening were going to their assistance. He wished them all God-speed and a safe return.
    Mr Cunningham said the men already at the front had distinguished themselves. Many had lost their lives and those with them that evening were going to fill their places. He was sure they would uphold the high reputation already achieved. He wished them the best of luck. Mr. H. Robinson supported the toast.
    Mr E.A. Edwards responded on behalf of the recruits. He was sorry he was not a recruit or a returned soldier, and so be better fitted to have the honor of responding. Australians were holding their own on Gallipoli, but would accomplish more yet.
    “Our Hosts” was proposed by Mr Curran, and responded to by Mr Blucher (Pomona Rifle Club), Mr M. Depper (Oddfellows Lodge), R. Berry (Football Club), and Mr Waters.
    Musical items were supplied by Messrs. B. Ferguson (Gympie) Hansen (Pomona), and Johnson (Wolvi), Mr L.H. Goddard (Gympie) being the accompanist. The health of the Chairman was honoured, and the singing of the National Anthem closed the proceedings.

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  35. Life on Gallipoli.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 20 November 1915 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Following are extracts from a letter received from Private Bryan Higgins, of the 25th battalion. He writes from the Dardanelles under 492 words
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    Life on Gallipoli.
    Following are extracts from a letter received from Private Bryan Higgins, of the 25th battalion. He writes from the Dardanelles under date September 17 :—
    'Before this letter reaches you we will have been some months living like rabbits burrowed deep into the earth. We have not had much fighting to do since landing; sometimes we pot at the Turks and sometimes they pot at us just to relieve the monotony, whilst an occasional ftierce artillery duel gives us an idea of what the lads who were here before us had to suffer.
    We landed in darkness and consequently did not lose many men; even Beachy Bill who has a fondness for night firing, treated us with contempt. We were not so lucky as we marched to our positions and as some shells came unpleasantly close and we had a few men wounded. Seeing the condition of the men who have borne the brunt I can never be sufficiently thankful that I had the courage to leave a happy life and come out .and give them a hand. My one regret is that I did not do it sooner.
    Will. Chapman, of Cooran, is with me, and is well and happy. I have no complaints to make, though this life is not always a bed of roses. We did not expect feather beds and cushions, and I was prepared to face much worse when I enlisted. Our food is principally bully beef and biscuits, and some of the latter are so hard. How ever it is wonderful how fat we are getting. The lads of the 25th are a fine lot of chaps, who take things as they come. We have a few growlers, but they are as a rule men who enlisted from causes other than duty.
    I hear there is talk of abandoning — — . It will go hard on us to give up what Australia's sons won by matchless bravery and at terrible cost, harder still to have the graves of our noble heroes trodden by the foe, yet I often wonder when I look at the enemy's perfect defences ahead and think of the forts, the finest in the world, that bar the road whether we will ever get this way to Constantinople.
    On board our transport we had Father Fahey, the hero priest of Gallipoli. He is a splendid chaplain, not afraid of joining in a bit of manly sport. So far the 25th have not had a chance to prove their worth. When the time comes, how- ever, I have no fear that our regiment will do its duty like those who were here before us. We are very short of writing material, whilst a good smoke is so rare that it is a thing to remember.'
    The writer concludes with kind remembrances to all his friends.

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  36. A Soldier's Will
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 20 November 1915 p 8 Article
    Abstract: In the Supreme Court, Brisbane, on Monday, Mr. Justice Chubb heard an application for letters of administration in the matter of the will 261 words
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    In the Supreme Court, Brisbane, on Monday, Mr. Justice Chubb heard an application for letters of administration in the matter of the will of the late Private Thomas John Higgins, of the 5th Light Horse, who was killed in Gallipoli on the 28th June last. The deceased was formerly a grazier of Cole's Creek, near Cooran. The will was made at Madi, Egypt, on 14th May, 1915 and it left the deceased's property to the father for his life, and the remainder, after his death, to be sold and divided equally amongst the deceased's brothers and sisters. The will was signed in the presence of two witnesses, but there was no attestation clause, showing that the provisions of the Succession Act, . as to execution of wills, had been complied with.
    The registrar had required the application to be' made to the Court. Evidence was produced from persons acquainted with the deceased's handwriting identifying the signatures on the will, as that of the deceased. His Honor held that the execution of the will could be regarded as sufficient, as the soldier was on active service at the time it was made, and, therefore, it came within the provisions of section 43 of the Succession Act. which exempted soldiers on active service from the provisions relating to the execution of wills by other persons. An order was made that letters of administration, with the will, he granted to Bryan Higgins, father of the deceased.

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  37. COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. IPSWICH, December 2.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 3 December 1915 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Five recruits were accepted by the local recruiting officer (Dr. Patterson) to-day, their names being Messrs. Harry Layton, Edward Marsh, Jas, D. Gar ... 1117 words
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    COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS - POMONA, December 2.
    Mr N.J. Mackinnon, proprietor of the “Noosa Advocate, left here on Tuesday afternoon for Brisbane, having enlisted for active service. Mr MacKinnon was through the South African war as a member of the New South Wales Lancers. During his six years’ residence here he closely identified himself with all public matters. He was president of the Noosa A.H. and I Society for two years, and a special meeting of the committee of that body was held on Tuesday in order that Mr. Mackinnon might be present. His resignation was before the meeting, but the committee unanimously decided to ask that it be withdrawn, and that Mr. Mackinnon allow himself to be nominated on the committee for next year. A public movement is on foot to make a fitting farewell to the departing soldier.

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  38. DISTRICT NEWS. Cootharaba Lakes.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 4 December 1915 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Such dry conditions have not been experienced here for over seven years. All the waterhoies are nearly dry, and cattle are getting 1312 words
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    Front. — A letter has been received from Mr. H. A. Taylor, of Coolothin Creek (written at the hospital at Heliopolis). . . ..

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  39. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 December 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Enlisted.—The following are the names of Cooranites who enlisted this week for the front, through the Noosa Shire office, Pomona: A. F. 560 words
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    Enlisted.—The following are the names of Cooranites who enlisted   this week for the front through the Noosa Shire office, Pomona : A. F. Milne, R. W. Mason, E. Jones, and E.. H. Bengtssen. They are to be  accorded a send-off prior to leaving for the front.

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  40. LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 December 1915 p 3 Article
    Abstract: In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warnes, Kybong, from S. Sergeant-Major Stanley Warnes, written at Gallipoli in October 991 words
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    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Waddell, formerly of the Two Mile, but now Tewantin, have received letter from their son Private G. Waddell, dated Heliopolis October 21 last. he mentions, receiving ten letters in one lot, the accu mulation since he was wounded on August 20th. His wound was in the side and has not bothered him much and he was in pretty good nick at time of writing. They were getting their mails pretty regularly at the front, where he had put in just five months before being knocked out. He had seen some sights which he did not wish to see again. It is terrible to see many men lying out between the opposing lines twisted into all sorts of shapes, and some terribly mutilated by shell. But they seemed to become quite used to the horror of it and quite callous. Major Nash's death came as a great shock. It was all so sudden ; it seemed as if they had hardly finished congratulating him on his promotion when they re alised he was no longer with them. He is buried in the military cemetery along with many other brave fellows He mentions several Gympie officers, and how they are liked and respect ed by the men. Private Waddell men- tions having met several old College boys at the front, among them three were particular friends.

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  41. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 December 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Tarred Roads.—Mr. E. A. Edwards Clerk of the Noosa Shire, while on a visit to Brisbane this week, in connection with opposing the claim 538 words
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    Welcome Home.—A public welcome home is to be tendered the district     returned wounded and sick soldiers, under the auspices of the Noosa A. H. and I. Society, in the Show pavilion on the 8th January. It has been decided to welcome home at suitable times, all the returned heroes and hold the function in the   township, where the majority of those returned live. As regards the present welcome, the majority returned belong to the Pomona district, and it is hoped the whole district will join in and make the welcome worthy of the district.
    Enlisted.—The following are the  Pomona enlistments through the   Noosa Shire Council office for the week ending December 18 : R. Bingham, J. E. Craker, S. E. Pummley, and L. Saunders. There were also three from Cooroy and four from Cooran, making in all, 31 for the week.

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  42. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 30 December 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The dentil occurred on Tuesday of an old resident of the goldfield, Mrs. Sarah Jane Martin, aged 62 years. She leaves two sons and five 339 words
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    Mr. W Olds, of Tewantin, arrived in England safely on the 20th inst. He left recently to go to the old country as a munition worker.

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  43. Lake Cootharaba.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 21 December 1915 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Only one good shower has fallen, since last report, but it was the means of causing a good spring in the grass, much to the joy 531 words
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  44. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 23 December 1915 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Railway Returns.—The following are the railway returns from the Cooran railway station for the month of November:—Passenger tickets 461 words
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    Send-off.—On Saturday evening a number of residents of Cooran met at Mcllwraith's Hotel for the pur- pose of wishing Private T. Orr, re gently on the staff of the Cooran railway station, and who has en- listed for the front, farewell. The young soldier was paying a visit on his final leave. Mr. J. Blaine pro sided over the gathering, and during the evening presented the guest with a wristlet watch, as memento and a reminder of the good wishes of his Cooran friends.

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  45. COOBOY. KILLED ON GALLITOY.
    Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 - 1922) Friday 24 December 1915 p 3 Article
    Abstract: News was receives here that one of our [?] at the front had 'gene West.' We refer to Bruce-Robins, who was one of the first 599 words
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    KILLED ON GALLIPOLI.
    New was received here that one of our townsman at the front had
    'gone West,' We refer to Bruce Robins, who was one of the first selectors of the Cooroy Estate, and who when war broke out was one of the first to enlist. he took part in the Gallipoli fights, and has been over 12 months at the front. This is our first casualty and brings very close the horrors of the war. General sympathy is expressed for the bereaved relatives, the deceased having been
    very popular among the residents of the district.
    MORE VOLUNTEERS.
    Several more of our young fellows have stated their intention of joining the colours, viz Mr. Maguire, Bk of N.S. W., as soon as he can be relieved. Mr. Edwards, who recently purchased a banana farm here, and Messrs. W. Leight and E. E. Collett, having been accepted, and will go into camp in January. Several others will probably follow suit immediately the holidays are over, and
    if reports prove true we shall be leaving a good few of our boys after the holidays, the majority seeming to realise the need of men.

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  46. Personal Notes.
    The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 25 December 1915 p 39 Article
    Abstract: A letter received last mail from Lieutenant [?]ir brings the sad news of the [?]th of Private Lucien Gaillard, who was killed in a charge at Gallipol ... 385 words
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    COOROY, December 19. News has been received here of the death at the Front of Pte. Bruce Robins, who was among the first to volunteer from this town for active service.

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  47. Web page: Angus Bruce Robins
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  48. A MEMORIAL SERVICE. COOROY, December 29.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Thursday 30 December 1915 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A memorial service was conducted on Sunday evening for the late Private Bruce Robins, who was recently killed at the Dardanelles. Members of the 137 words
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    A MEMORIAL SERVICE. COOROY, December 29.
    A memorial service was conducted on Sunday evening for the late Private
    Bruce Robins, who was recently killed at the Dardanelles. Members of the
    M.U.I.O.O.F. and the L O.L. Lodges were present in regalia, the deceased having been a member of both lodges. The Rev. W. C. R. Moore(Presbyterian minister) conducted the service, and made reference to the sacrifice made by the fallen soldier and his comrades. The large congregation included the relatives of the deceased, who was one of the first settlers on the Cooroy Estate, and who was practically the first volunteer from Cooroy. The secretary of the Orange Lodge offered the prayer. Miss Bertha Krohn presided at the organ. The "Dead March" concluded the service, and Mr. Rowe, of Gympie,
    played the "Last Post."

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  49. War Notes.
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942) Friday 31 December 1915 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Died of illness at the front — Pte. D. McKinnon, South Woodburn. Pte. Jack Nolan, of Coraki, sails from Brisbane to -day for the front. 875 words
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    The Noosa ‘Advocate’ says that amongst others spending final leave at Pomona is Mr. ‘Tony’ Spinaze... Mr N.J. Mackinnon, proprietor of Noosa ‘Advocate’ (Q.), is to be presented with a purse of sovereigns by the residents of Pomona, prior to going to the front.
    Conscription for single men in England! Australia as part of the Empire will have to follow suit. The next week should witness a big rush to the colors of the men who are not desirous of figuring as conscripts.
    A returned N.S.W. soldier urges the young men to enlist at once in order to save themselves the odium of having to go as conscripts. He says there is now only one honourable and manly path in front of them.

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  50. Returned Soldiers Welcome.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 11 January 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The Noosa A.[?]. & I. Society's show pavilion, Pomona, presented a very animated scene on Saturday night, when the Noosa Shire Council 532 words
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    RETURNED SOLDIERS WELCOME.
       
    The Noosa A.H.

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  51. POMONA. RETURNED AND GOING.
    Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 - 1922) Friday 14 January 1916 p 2 Article
    Abstract: In accordance with a resolution [?] passed by the Noosa [?] Council, that welcomes should be [?] to returned soldiers at [?] 272 words
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    POMONA – RETURNED AND GOING
    In accordance with a resolution recently passed by the Noosa Shire Council, that welcomes should be rendered to returned soldiers at different times, a gathering of about 250 assembled at the Noosa. A.H. and I. Society Show on Saturday evening to welcome home Private P.H. Taylor and F. Taylor both members of the 6th reinforcements, 9th battalion, and both wounded men, the last named having lost an eye.
    An efficient committee had made the arrangements, and the chairman of the Noosa Shire Council (Cr. A.J. Chapman) on behalf of the residents of the shire warmly welcomed the young heroes home. The ladies provided the refreshments and gentlemen were admitted upon the payment of a small charge, a proceeding which yielded the sum of £4?(unreadable) for the benefit of the wounded soldiers fund. The evening was spent in social enjoyment, dancing forming a prominent feature, On Saturday next the presentation of an illuminated address on behalf of the Noosa A.H. and I. Society, and a purse of sovereigns subscribed by the residents of the Shire, will be made to Sergt. N.J. McKinnon.

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  52. COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. BUNDABERG, January 17.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 18 January 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The following 13 volunteers were accepted for active service on Saturday morning: —Messrs. Peter O'Neill, Robert, Leitch, Thomas Childs, James O'Reil ... 833 words
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  53. PRESENTATIONS.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 18 January 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: A send-off in honour of Mr. W. Temple, who has enlisted, took place on Friday at the bakery of Mr. Paine, Moorooka, where he was employed as a baker. ... 1350 words
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    POMOMA, January 17

    Mr. N. J. Mackinnon, proprietor of the "Noosa Advocate," who has been in training at Enoggera camp for the past six weeks, was publicly farewelled here on Saturday evening. Councillor A. J. M. Chapman (chairman of the Noosa Shire Council) presided over a large and re- presentative gathering, and visitors were present from Cooran Cooroy, Cootharaba, Skyring Creek and Kin Kin. Mr J. W. Napier, on behalf of the residents of the district, presented the guest with a well- filled purse of sovereigns, and Mr. A. P. Curran (president of the Noosa A.H. and I. Society) presented Mr. Mackinnon with an illuminated address in recognition of his valuable services to that body, the reicipient having been a continuous member since its inception, and for two years holding the office of president. Several gentlemen supported the remarks of Messrs. Curran and Napier, and all spoke in eulogistic terms of Mr. Mackinnon's qualities as a townsman The recipient appropriately acknowledged the gifts, and spoke of the excellent treatment that the men received while in camp. During the evening several toasts were honoured, the action of their guests. and the volunteers suitably replied. Songs and recitations were rendered by Mrs. Collett, Mist Thompson Messrs E. B. and C. G. Collett and Mr. Bert Martin.

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  54. COMPULSORY MILITARY SERVICE IN ENGLAND. A DUTY TO THE ALLIES. PATROTISM AND HEROISM FROM A FRENCH POINT OF VIEW.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947) Saturday 22 January 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Patriotism to some people [?] word, a thing to 'spout' about to suit-one's purpose, either to make money through it, or to raise one 2052 words
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    To come nearer home before concluding this article. A friend of the writer named Schmidt was born in New Caledonia, from a French father and Irish
    mother. He came to Hawkesbury Colege (N.S.W.) to study dairying. Went
    back to New Caledonia to make his three years' military service. After, which he returned to Brisbane, bought a farm in Cooroy district, got married, had two
    little girls and the best dairy herd in the district, was milking 60 to 80 cows, with a cheque of £60 a month and more. At the beginning of the war he left wife, children and dairy to go to the French front at 3d. a day. In Gayndah same thing has occurred to two Frenchmen—
    Pontront and Boisseu. Both had a dairy farm of 500 acre. Theey left at the be-
    ginning for the French front, instead of going with the Colonial troops at 5s a
    day which proves that Frenchmen are not fighting for money, but solely for
    the love of their country. It is more than love it is a frenzied adoration of la Belle France— if I may use such an expression— the freedom of which cost
    rivers of blood to their ancestors when ill-fed, ill-clad, and ill-armed, at Valmy
    at the time of the French revolution, they faced the whole of the slav and
    and mercenary troops of the tyrants of Europe, and that at a time when France was almost rent in twain by internal wars. In spite of all obstacles France became victorious and repulsed the enemy at all points. Sons of those who fell at Valmy. Frenchmen, remember the debt of gratitude they owe to their ancestors, hence their frenzy on the battle field, wishing to prove that they are worthy of their ancestor hero, and that the legacy of a free France which their ancestors left behind them will not diminish in brilliancy and eclat, if pluck and courage even to death can help it.
    Trusting that the above lines will shake the lethargy of some of the lukewarm young fellows of the district, I am dear sir,
    AN OLD SON OF LA BELLE-FRANCE
    Gayndah, January 18th. 1916.

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  55. COOTHARABA LAKE.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 25 January 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Since last report southeast gales have been continuously blowing for 10 days. During some of the time the Lake has been as rough 600 words
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  56. TRAVESTON.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 5 February 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Progress.—It was considered at the opening of the Mary Valley line, that the importance of Traveston as a timber centre would cease to a 394 words
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    TRAVESTON
    For the Front.— Quite a number of the young men of the district have enlisted for the front since the out break of the war. This week steps are being taken to tender a-send-off and make presentations to Privates J. McVicar, W. McVicar, J. Starke, W. McLean, and E. Gibbs.

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  57. COOTHARABA LAKE.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 19 February 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Anyone visiting this district just, now would be astonished to see present conditions. The residents have always boasted of how 436 words
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  58. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 4 March 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Obituary.—The death of the late Mr. William Martin, senr., has removed from the district one of its best known identities. He acquired 1338 words
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    COORAN – SEND OFF
    There was a very large attendance in Lally’s Hall, Cooran, on Saturday night last, to tender a complimentary send-off to Privates G.T. and S. Smith, sons Cooran. The evening was spent in dancing. Mr r. Mills acting as M.C. and the music being supplied by Messrs. F. Smith and J. Turnbull. During the evening an apology was made for the non-attendance of several residents, including Mr J. Blaine, chairman of the entertainment committee. Patriotic speeches were made by Cr. A.J.M. Chapman and Messrs H. Seitter and J./F. Allen, and each of the young soldiers was presented with a wristlet watch, the gifts being fastened on their wrists as follows - Private G. Smith by Miss I. Walker, Private S. Smith by Miss Smith, Private Bengtsson by Miss N. O’Rourke, Private E. Jones by Miss K. Hore, and Private K. Miers by Miss V. Seitter. Private Jones suitably replied on behalf of his mates and self.

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  59. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 11 March 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Enlistments.—The following enlistments were made at the Noosa Shire Office this week:—Messrs. N. C. Bennott, E. Heron, G. Heron, and A. N. 1112 words
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    POMONA. Enlistments.—The following enlistments were made at the Noosa Shire Office this week:—Messrs. N.C. Bennett, E. Heron, G. Herron, and A. N.
    Ronlund (Cooroy), J. T. Cotterel, F. W. Dunn, and Lal Singh (Cooran),
    R. H. Finney (Ringtail).

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  60. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 25 March 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Valedictory.—There was a very large attendance in the Cooroy Methodist Church on Tuesday night, when a valedictory send-off and 1641 words
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    Valedictory.— There was a very large attendance in the Cooroy Methodist Church on Tuesday night, when a valedictory send-off and presenta tion was made to Privates W. Lack, Norman Bennett, and A. Ronlund, (members of the Wesley Guild), who have enlisted for the front. The function was in charge of the lady members of the Guild, and right well did they carry out their arrange ments. Mrs. B. Martin occupied the chair, having the other lady mem bers gracing, the platform with her. A musical programme was presented, and during the evening the departing soldiers were presented with a hand some pocket Testament each. Miss Nellie Douglas presenting one to Private W. Lack, Miss Gertie Sivyer to Norman Bennett, and Miss V. Westebrook to A. Ronlund. Mrs. Mar tin made a rousing speech on the duties of a soldier, concluding with "Remember whilst away fighting, we, your mothers, sisters, and sweethearts are at home sewing, knitting and praying for your re- turn.'' During the evening refresh ments were provided by the ladies. Amongst those present, were representatives, from Black Mountain, West Cooroy, Mt. Cooroy, and Tinbeer- wah, also Mr. and Mrs. C. Bennett, Mrs. Lack, and the Ronlund family, the parents and relatives of the young soldiers. The Rev. T. H. Tay- lor also addressed the meeting.

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  61. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 21 March 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The esteem in which the late Mr. J. S. Cullinane was held by his fellow citizens, was shown by the large attendance of representative business 1277 words
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    The young man who was killed by being run over by a train at the Control Station, Brisbane, on Thurs day night (as reported in Saturday's issue) proved to be Gunner Fred Wootton, of Cooran, son of Mr. Abraham Wootton, son of Cooran's oldest and most respected residents. The deceased was a native of Coo ran and enlisted last October. He was allotted to the Artillery. The
    burial took place on Saturday with military honours, over 100 of his comrades attending. Much sympathy is expressed for his aged father brothers, and sisters.

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  62. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 25 March 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Enlistments.—The following enlistments were made at the Noosa Shire Office this week:—G. M. Sainsbury (Pinbarren), T. L. Andrews 127 words
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    POMONA. Enlistments.—The following enlistments were made at the Noosa Shire Office this week :—G. M. Sainsbury (Pinbarren), J. L. Andrews (Kin Kin), E. T. Johns (Noosa), and A. T. Bland.

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  63. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 1 April 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Hinborren Church—The new Methodist Church at Pinbarren Creek, is now under construction, under the supervision of Messrs. C. Bengtsson 666 words
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    For the Front.— Mr. G. M. Sainsbury, only son of Mr. G. F. Sainsbury, of Pinbarren Creek, this week successfully passed the doctor for enlistment with the A.I.F. He will go into camp early this week

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  64. LAKE COOTHARABA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 4 April 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Every day for over a week past there has been a continuance of smart showers with strong south-east winds, sometimes 270 words
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    Send-off Lake Cootharaba

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  65. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 8 April 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Shire Meeting.—The Noosa Shire Council meeting will be hold next Wednesday. The meeting will deal with the re-appointment of officers 840 words
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    Enlistments, — The .following enlistments for the A.I.F. were made at the Noosa Shire Office for the week ending- 6th April :— Messrs C. E. Moorehead, and J. Greber (Cooroy), R. Green and P. J. O'Brien (Pomona) and W. J. Ross, R. W. Nichols, and H. P. Rayer (Tewantin) . They proceeded to Gympie for medical examination. Since the first of January, 63 recruits have passed through the Shire Office, 85 per cent, of whom were accepted.

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  66. DISTRICT NEWS. From Our District Correspondent COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 8 April 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Murarrie.—122 bacon pigs wore consigned from here to the Co-operative Bacon Works, Murarrie, on Tuesday. Included in the number 793 words
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    Send-Off.— A complimentary send-off was tendered to Private W. Lal lay, who was on a visit to his parents' on 'home leave,' last week-end. The function took place at Mr. M. Nichols's residence, Cooran. There was a very large attendance at the young soldier's friends. The entertainment took the form of a 'sing song,' and a very enjoyable time was spent, Mr. M. Nichols presented the guest with a sum of money, subscribed by the residents, for the purchase of a suitable present on his return to camp.

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  67. COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. TOOWOOMBA, April 13.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 14 April 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: During the 24 hours ended 1 p.m. to-day five men presented themselves to the Toowoomba Recruiting Officer, and four were accepted. They were Messrs. ... 184 words
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    GYMPIE, April 13

    The following recruits were accepted for service during the past week:— Messrs J. Keliher, Thomas Orr, and H. E. Goldsworthy (Gympie), S Brunner, W. J. Ross, and R. W. Nicholls (Tewantin).

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  68. COOTHA[?]ABA LAKE. SOLDIERS' SEND-OFF.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 25 April 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: A big district roll up took place at the Cootharaba Lake School last night. when a send-off was given to three more of our boys, Willian 415 words
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    COOTHARABA LAKE.

    SOLDIERS' SEND-OFF.

    (From Our Correspondent.)

    A big district roll up took place at the Cootharaba Lake School last night. when a send-off was given to three more of our boys, Willian Jef- fery, Thomas Bath, and William Hempsall. who are leaving for the

    front during the coming week. The proceedings commenced at 8 p.m. and being Good Friday eve, ceased at 12 mid night. Notwithstanding the con tinuous rains and bad roads, over 60 persons risked the elements to honor the 'Soldiers of the King.' A glorious dance was indulged in, Mr. (?). Carruthers acted as M.C., and Misses .Jeffery, Juler, Stjernqvist and Williams supplied the music. The sup per was attended to by Mesdames Juler and Crang and Misses S. Hol- mes and J. Page, and received spec ial attention from all present. Pat riotic speeches were given intersper

    sed with songs. After the supper Mr. M. Juler presented on behalf of all present, to each of the Soldier boys a very valuable wristlet watch suitably engraved, which was duly acknowledged. The total volunteers from our little district now number 17. Special thanks are due to Miss S. Holmes (the school teacher), who acted as Secretary, and to whom the success of the 'function is greatly due. Mr. H. J. Page, of Boreen, has re ceived work that his son, Hugh, of the 5th Light Horse, is out of the Hospital at Cairo, and has rejoined his regiment, and that Frank of the original famous 9th Battalion, has received a commission as Lieutenant. Edgar Johns of Restdown left for camp on Tuesday evening last, being another fine lad from here to offer his services for King and Country against the common foe. All honor to our boys' who are keeping the "Old Flag" flying. 24/4/16.

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  69. COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. LAKE COOTHARABA, April 24.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 25 April 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Edgar Johns, of Restdown, left for camp on Tuesday evening. 24 words
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    COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. LAKE COOTHARABA, April 24.
    Mr. Edgar Johns, of Restdown, left for camp on Tuesday evening.

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  70. COOTHARABA LAKE.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 9 May 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—For the last week there has been nothing but heavy showers and a continuance of south-east winds, making the Lake as rough as 353 words
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    Our Boys.— William Juler and Edgar Johns were home on a weekend visit and already show by their fine soldierly appearance, the good effects of drilling.

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  71. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 13 May 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Medical Inspection.—Last week-end Dr. Nicoll, of Gympie, in company with Mr. F. E. Franke, Overseer of Noosa Shire, visited the Pinbarren 707 words
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    Send-Off.— During the week, at the Railway Hotel, a number of friends met Private Burns, who was paying a visit on home leave. They presented him with a very handsome wristlet watch, as a mark of the esteem in which he is held at Cooran. The presentation was made by Mr. J. Blaine, the local station master. Another send-off, took place also at Mr. M. Nichol's residence, when Private Cole was entertained and made a presentation by a number of his friends, previous to leaving for the front.
    Gunpowder Again. — The Railway Department still continue to carry gunpowder on the evening train passing Cooran at 7.30 o'clock, to the inconvenience of a lot of the travelling public. On Thursday night a number of passengers were left behind, owing to the train picking up gunpowder at Traveston, and at Cooran the passengers were ordered to leave the train. Their opinion of the Railway Department was far from parliamentary. Could not this powder be carried on some other train?

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  72. Notes and News
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 16 May 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather forecast for Queensland.—Some showers on the far North Coast, otherwise generally fine Temperature increasing in the west, but 1708 words
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    Letter from France.— Mr. J. Carbery of Cooroy, has received a letter from France, from his son Leo, stating that he and his brother Harold were well. They were then some miles behind the firing line, and after a fortnight they were to be moved to the front. (Cables during the last day or two indicate that this has happened). The trip over from Egypt was lovely and occupied five days. After landing the train journey to their destination occupied the Aus- tralians three days and nights. On the morning they arrived there was snow three or four inches deep on the ground and still falling. The employment of women was noticeably general. They passed about ten miles from Paris of which of course nothing was seen. He attended a Catholic Church on Sunday. It was crowded. The building was the finest he had yet seen of ecclesiastical edifices. The People of the village and district where the Australians are quartered strike Private Carbery as very religious— they always seem to be praying.

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  73. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 20 May 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Stock Movements.—Under the new regulations in the amended Diseases in Cattle Act, a curtailment of the authority to issue stock permits to 1040 words
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    Honor List-— Mr. E. A. Edwards has compiled the following list of names of those who have enlisted through the Noosa Shire 0ffice since tho outbreak of the war. There are a few names to be added to this list, of which he has no record. The total numbers 174 up to 13th May. In order to make the list complete, he would like parents or relatives of those whose names are missing, to communicate with him, also those who live in the Shire, but who enlisted in Brisbane or Gympie, and also those who know to which battalion their boys belong, and inform him of the number, etc.
    Enlistments.— The following enlist ments were made for the A.I.F. through the Noosa Shire Council this week: — J. J. Blunt (Cooroy), E. B. Robins (Cooroy), R. J. Geary (Pomona), and Joseph Dixon (Tewantin). The number of enlist ments since the 1st January is 86. Honor List-— Mr. E. A. Edwards has compiled the following list of names of those who have enlisted through the Noosa Shire 0ffice since the outbreak of the war. There are a few names to be added to this list, of which he has no record. The total numbers 174 up to 13th May. In order to make the list complete, he would like parents or relatives of those whose names are missing, to communicate with him, also those who live in the Shire, but who en listed in Brisbane or Gympie, and also those who know to which bat talion their boys belong, and in form him of the number, etc.
    Killed in Action. — Thomas Joseph Higgins (Skyring Creek) and Angus Bruce Robins (Cooroy).
    Invalided Home.— A. E. Cantwell, Reg. Nugent, P. Taylor, and H. Taylor.
    At the Front.— H. Adams, D. Abra hams, P. Armitage T. L.. Andrews, F. S. Baker, V. Birch, A. C. Butcher, J. Brownjohn, C. T. H. Binfield, T. Bubbers, H. Bailey, T. Blaike, H. Berry, J. T. Berry, R. Bingham, E. H. Bengtsson, G. A. Brede, R. Bownds, O. A. Bartlett, N..C. Bennett, A. T. Bland, W. Booty, S. Baker, S. E. Crandell, F. Cummings, J. E. Croker, C. I. Cross, T. Cooney. J. T. Cottrell, H. R. T. Crooke, O. Colebrook, W. O. Liunn, V. Dunbar, E. Downey, H. Pickson, F. W. Dunn, J. Duckworth, H. F. Edwards, G. B. Fraser, R. H. Finney, C. E. Foster, J. H. Fuller, A. Farnant, T. H. Fisher, E. G. Gibbs, J. T. Gardiner, J. Greber, G. T. Greber, R. Green, F. Harrison, E. Heron, A. Heathcote, F. Heathcote, P. C. Hodges. R. Hehir, W. A. Hip wood, ,T. G. Hempsall, P. W. Hay, L. A. Hay, E. T. Johns, W. K. Juler, C. H. Jones, E. Jones, W. H. Jeffery, E. Kirshaw, J. Kelleher, C. A. Livingstone, W. G. Lack, F. R. Lebon, J. N. Lane, J. Lawie, D. Lawrie, G. Lawson, C. Light, W. J. Lowe, C. R. Larsen, H.Lawrence, J. Miller, G. Mears, A. F. Milne, R. W. Mason, T. J. Mathers, W. G. Mackenzie, D. N. Morgan, L. Mahler, E. H. Mahler,. J. E. Marsden, A. Mason, C. E. Moorhead, F. McGrath, T. McKellar, A. McKellar, G. L. McLeod, A. McLeod, J. H. Maxwell. H. A. McNamara, J.C. McGrath, S. McConnell, R. M. Nichol, H. J. Napier, R. R. Nugent, P. O'Brien, B. O'Brien. J. Paton, W. Payne, F. E. Plumley, A. Pitts, J. D. Pitts, G. R. Parker, A. Parker; G; C. Pinkerton, W. J. Ross, A. N. Ronlund, E. J. Rand, G. Rudhall, A. W. Rowley, E. Rolph, J. Robertson; T. J. Scott, N. Schmidt, O. C. Smith, A. Spinaze. J. Spinaze, G. M. Sainsbury, J. Sankey, A. S. Sinclair, C. K.Snodgrass, F. B. Stark, L. Saunders, J. Smith, A. H. Sladen, I. J. Sander son, J. A. L. Stoker, W.Staats, A. H. Sanderson, T. B. Trimble, W. Trotter, C. W. Taylor, A. H. Taylor, T.. W. Tasker, R. B. W. Thompson, F. Timmins, C. R. Viney, J. E. Vigor, W. Withers, A. Webber, P. Walsh, T. J. Williams, J. Warnes, E. Warrington.
    Rejected As Medically Unfit.— P. Black, W. E. Cooke. J. W. Claffey, E.Dwyer, H. Hodges, T. H. Hop kinson, A. Hansen, H. Miller, J. Moore, Rod. McKay, C. Narnst, H.
    P. Rayer, C. Robertsen, Lal Singh, J. T. Smedley, H. Waters, and R. Williams

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  74. COOTHARABA LAKE.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 23 May 1916 p 2 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—The past week has been quite mild, with the wind S.E. to west, and nights dear and cool. A few light showers fell, but not 663 words
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    Send-off.— Yet another good man volunteered for 'King and Country.'
    This time it is Mr. William Juler.. .. ..

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  75. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 27 May 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Send-Off.—A complimentary send-off was tendered at Lally's Imperial hotel, last Friday night, to Privates J. Miller and F. Dunn, who were 492 words
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    Send-Off.—A complimentary send-off was tendered at Lally's Imperial hotel, last Friday night, to Privates J. Miller and F. Dunn, who were home on final leave. There was an excellent attendance of local residents, Mr. T. Smith presiding. The function took the form of a social and smoke concert. The two young soldiers were each given a presentation. Private Miller a fountain pen, and Private Dunn, a wristlet watch. Mr. Smith gave them some good advice in making the presentation, to which they suitably replied.

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  76. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 10 June 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Cattle Movements.—The following permits were issued through the Noosa Shire Council for removal of stock from June 1st, to 8th, 681 words
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    Returned.— Private R. R. Nugent, senr.. who some time ago proceeded to Egypt with the remount unit, has returned, as his unit is to be disbanded. Each member has been granted a fortnight's leave prior to disbanding. He is at present with his family at Pomona.

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  77. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 10 June 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Arbor Day.—The Cooran State School pupils, under the supervision of Mr. R. Faulkner (the head teacher) and the school committee, 809 words
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    Soldiers' Send-Off. — On Saturday evening last, a large number of the residents of Pinbarren Creek assembled in the Pinbarren school, for the purpose of entertaining and making presentations to Privates M. Sainsbury, W. Trotter, W. Andrews, and J. Marsden, four local boys who are shortly leaving for the front. A strong committee, headed by Miss L. Walker, and Mr. C. Bengtsson, had charge of affairs, and provided a fine night's amusement in dancing and musical items at intervals. Cr. A. J. Chapman was asked to present to each of the young soldiers a complete shaver's outfit and pocket wallet. He said that not alone were they carrying with them Australia's reputation, but they carried the honor of all Pinbarren, and he was sure they would not disgrace it. Each made a suitable response. Refreshments were provided. The school was nicely decorated with flags and ribbons. The proceedings were brought to a termination by the singing of the National Anthem.
    Send-Off.— On Wednesday night, a large number of residents of the eastern side of Cooran township, tendered a send-off to Private A. Mason, who is shortly proceeding to the front. The function was held in Lally's Hall, and there was a splendid attendance. The evening was spent in dancing. Cr. A. J. M. Chapman presented the guest of the evening, on behalf of his friends, with an open order to purchase himself a suitable present in Brisbane. A waltzing contest, for prizes presented by Cr. Chapman and Mr. T. Jensen, was won by Mr. George Geary and Miss Amy Hinds, Mr. A. Geary and Mrs. A. Wagner being second. Refreshments were provided and an enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of "God save the King.''

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  78. TEWANTIN
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 10 June 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: School Treat.—A school picnic was held here last week-end., on the Tewantin school grounds, to celebrate the Kind's Birthday holiday. There 335 words
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    School Treat. — A school picnic, was held here last week-end, on the Tewantin school grounds, to celebrate the King's Birthday holiday. There was a very fine attendance of pupils, Parents, and visitors. A splendid day's sports, consisting of races and games, was provided for the children. Mr. Hodgens, the head teacher, and the school committee, with Mr. R. T. Reed as Chairman, saw to everyone's enjoyment. Amongst those present was Corporal Myles, the youngest son of Mrs. C. Tait of Tewantin, a returned Anzac hero and he was accorded a very hearty welcome. In the evening, a dance was held, and ended an enjoyable day.
    Welcome Home. — On Wednesday night a number of residents of Tewantin welcomed home Corporal Myles, who had recently returned from Anzac. The function took the form of a concert, several vocal items being rendered by local artists. Mr. Hodgens, in a neat speech, welcomed the young hero home. Capt Staines, a visitor, replied on his behalf, and called for cheers for all the boys at the front. A very pleasant evening was spent, Mr. C. Crank being complimented upon the way he carried out the duties of M.C.

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  79. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 24 June 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Messra. H. and G. McGregor (Inglowood Hill) and E. Ryan (Wolvi) have passed the local medical test as recruits for the A.I.F. 1080 words
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    Mr. William Wintzloff, third son of Mr. C. A. Wintzloff, of West Cooroy, has been selected from a number of candidates to join the Royal Australian Navy.

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  80. POMONA.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 8 July 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Railway Returns.—The following are the returns of the Pomoma railway station. for the month of June;—Goods. inward—89 tons 1099 words
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    Enlistments.—The only enlistment through the Noosa Shire Council office this week, for the A.I.F., was that of F. M. Juler (Cootharaba).

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  81. COOTH[?]ABA LAKE.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 15 July 1916 p 1 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—Since last report there have been some heavy showers. Although not wanted for grass they were the means of refilling the 906 words
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    TEWANTIN
    …Our Soldier Boys - Will Jeffery, brother of Phil Jeffery, who has been at the front for some months, has returned home, unfortunately invalided. Much sympathy is expressed for him. Both are good lads and deservedly respected….

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  82. COUNTRY VOLUNTEERS. GYMPIE, July 17.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 18 July 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: During the past fortnight the following recruits have been accepted:—Messrs. Alexander Parr (Cooran), P. J. O'Connor (Gympie), W. E. Horsfall (Widgee ... 70 words
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    During the past fortnight the following recruits have been accepted:-Messrs. Alexander Parr (Cooran), P. J. O'Connor (Gympie), W E. Horsfall (Widgee).

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  83. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 22 July 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Noosa Circuit Meeting.—The quarterly meeting of the Noosa Methodist Church Circuit, was held at Pomona last week-end. Rev. T.H. Taylor 919 words
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    Enlistments. — The following are the enlistments through the Noosa Shire for this week :— W. J. Perry, P. H. Simpson, and McDonald (Cooroy), J. R. Weir (Kin Kin), and C. F. Hill.

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  84. War Notes.
    The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942) Friday 28 July 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: At Broken Hill 500 people resolved to die rather than submit to conscription! Tom Pinkerton and Frank Sullivan have enlisted, and leave next week for 1810 words
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    Pte. Jack O'Rourke, late of Cooran (Q.) writes from Alexandria: "On the 31st of last month things went alright during the early part of the night, when about 11 o'clock the enemy's snipers started potting at us, and one of them got me in the leg. After that they slackened down a bit; and just before midnight I woke our lads up, and we decided that we should attack the enemy just at midnight, so, just as the clock struck twelve, we started our awful attack, and in about half an hour we had the enemy at bay, and later we repulsed them with heavy losses. We had no losses on our side, but there was one slightly wounded. A tin of insect powder soon finished off the rest of the enemy. We had a glorious time that night chasing the enemy (?) all round the room. I had not before seen anything like it in all my life. The enemy were about 1000 strong, and we only had six (6) men. I shall never forget that attack. ''

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    Studio portrait of 393 Private (Pte) Brian Higgins, 25th Battalion, of Cooran, Qld. Pte Higgins was killed in action on 29 July 1916 at Villers-Bretonneux, France.

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  86. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 5 August 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Stock Movements.—The following stock was removed from Noosa Shire this week by permits issued from the Shire Office:—1 bull, Pomona to 645 words
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    Enlistments.— The following enlistments were made this week through the Noosa Shire Office for the A.I.F.—Messrs. C. F. Neilsen, R. Brody, J. Tankinson. D. J. Kilday, A. Crabbe, and A. Galloway.

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    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 5 August 1916 p 12 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: ON THE SUEZ CANAL. A not uncommon scene at the Suez Canal a few months ago. The interested soldiers on the bank are men of the 9th Battalion, and the ... 48 words
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    ON THE SUEZ CANAL.
    A not uncommon Scene at the Suez Canal a few months ago. The interested soldiers on the bank are men of the 9th Battalion, and they were photographed by Lance-Corporal J. G. Allen, of Cooroy a member of that famed organisation.

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  88. GOOROY WEST.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 5 August 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Send-off.—A send-off was tendered to Private F. Wintzloff in the Cooroy West school. on Friday night last. There was a very large attendance. 232 words
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    COOROY WEST - SEND OFF -
    A send-off was tendered to Private F. Wintzloff in the Cooroy West school on Friday night last. There was a very large attendance, the building being crowded. The evening was spent in dancing, and during an interval Mr. Basing, on behalf of the residents of the locality presented the departing soldier with a handsome wristlet watch. He called upon Miss. E.S. McKay to fasten it upon his wrist. Several toasts were honoured, including the guest and his parents. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. Basing, N. Golding, Woods, McNaught, and Keys, after which dancing was resumed. Refreshments were provided by the ladies, while Mr Rod McKay made an excellent M.C. and Messrs. Munroe Bros. Supplied the music.
    ...Patriotic - The Cooroy West patriotic committee met on Monday night, but owing to the wet, there was only a small attendance. Nevertheless, some good business was done towards the success of “Do Without Week.”

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  89. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 12 August 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Railway Returns.—The following are the returns from the Pomona railway station for July:—Passenger tickets issued, 885 ; received—goods, 850 words
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    Enlistment.—The only enlistment through the Noosa Shire Council this week for the A.I.F. was that of J. C. Burgess, Tewantin.

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  90. COOROY. SOLDIER WOUNDED.
    Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser (Qld. : 1903 - 1922) Friday 18 August 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Mr. W. T. Bitch, of Cooroy, but formerly of Nambour has received word that his son, Victor had been severely wounded. He enlisted as a 77 words
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    SOLDIER WOUNDED.

    Mr. W .T. Birch, of Cooroy, but formerly of Nambour, has received word that his son, Victor, had been severely wounded. He enlisted as a member of the Light Horse. He was well known as a Nambour school boy, and also as one of the first Nambour boy Scouts. In a later letter Mr. Birch received information of W. Welldon June, being wounded. He is a brother to Mr.T. Welldon, of Nambour.

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  91. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 19 August 1916 p 3 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Enlistments. — The following enlistments were made this week for the A.I.F., through the Noosa Shire Office :— W. A. Bauer and J. T. Olds (Tewantin), Harold Jeffery and W. Colgill (Cootharaba), M. J. Higgins and W. C. Soanes (Cooran), and R. Barrowdale (Cooroy).

    'Do Without Week.''— All the ar rangements for Pomona's 'Do With-out Week' are now complete. On Friday, July 18, a juvenile ball is to be. held on the 22nd August a Picture benefit is being given on the 25th, a coin and gift evening, will be held ; while on the 26th a-day's carnival will be held on the show ground.

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  92. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 19 August 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather.— Further fine rain fell this week and the district is looking splendid. There is every indication of a splendid spring. 496 words
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    Send-Off.— A public send-off has been arranged for Wednesday night next to Messrs. Percy Cooper nnd Alex. Crabbe, two of our leading dairymen, who have enlisted, and enter camp shortly. The function is to take place in the Coronation Hall.

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  93. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 22 August 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Private Bert Langley Dundas, a son of Mrs. Dundas, Deep Creek, died in the Military Hospital, Brisbane, on Sunday morning. He had been in 621 words
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    Mr. A. J. M. Chapman, of Cooran, received word on Saturday that his son Willie had been wounded whilst fighting in France.

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  94. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 24 August 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Mr. and Mrs. A. Auchterlonie, Inglewood Hill, have received acable from their son, Sergeant C. A. Auchterlonie, who is on service in 700 words
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    Mr. Tom Smith, of Cooran, has received a cable from London stating that his son Sam was wounded whilst fighting in France.

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  95. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 9 September 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Stock Movements.—The following permits were issued this week to remove stock in Noosa Shire by Mr. H. Bobinson, honorary inspector of 1060 words
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    Enlistments. — The following enlist- ments were made through the Noosa

    Shire office this week : Messrs.D. A. McAndrews (Kin Kin), .Sam. Fisher (Cooroy), F. J. O'Rourke Pinbarren Creek), W. McGrath (Cooran) and B. S. Hanson (Tewantin).

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  96. Gympie Patriotic Fund THE ANNUAL MEETING.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 16 September 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The annual meeting of the Gympie Patriotic Fund was held in Messrs. Sym and Jackson's office, on Thursday evening, when there was a small 1638 words
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    Wounded and Missing.— Mr. S. Snodgrass received word this week, that his brother C. Snodgrass, had been wounded in France. Mr. C. Ross also received word that his brother, Private B. Ross, was missing also in France. The former enlisted from Cooroy, and the latter from Tewantin.

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  97. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 16 September 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Stock Movements.—The following stock permits were issued this week for the removal of stock in Noosa Shire:—5 cows, Cooroy to Nambour, 594 words
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    Social.— The final winding up social of Pomona's 'Do Without Week' effort will be held this week, for the purpose of drawing off several raffles. It is expected that Pomona's effort will be brought up to £50.
    From the Front. — Cr. Parker this week received a long letter from his son. Private Albert Parker, who is now fighting in France, he has been four times wounded, but is again in the fighting line. He says the people of France cannot do enough for the Australians. He wishes to be remembered to all his district mates.

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  98. TEWANTIN
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 16 September 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Patriotic.—Although thE returns for Tewantin's "Do Without Week" effort are not available, it is well known the effort will go over £100. 250 words
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    Patriotic. — Although the returns for Tewantin's 'Do Without Week' effort are not available, it is well known the effort will go over £100. This is a case of ''Well done, Tewantin." It is not the first occasion Tewantin has helped the boys at the front. Fishing. — The fishing here is very good at present. Whiting are very plentiful and some fine hauls are be ing made with the line. Personal. — Corporal H. Myles, late of Charters Towers, has been on a visit to his mother, Mrs. J. Tait. He has seen considerable fighting at Gallipoli. and was invalided home from that inferno. He left this week on a visit to Rockhampton.

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  99. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Tuesday 19 September 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Mills, Rifle Range, have been advised that Private James Mills has been wounded in Egypt. 412 words
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    Mr. Thomas Smith, of Cooran, received word yesterday that his son George, had been missing in France, since the 5th of August. Recently he was advised by cable that his other son Sam, was wounded in France, and in the hospital. Cr. Bryan Higgins, of Brisbane road, received word yesterday, that his son Private Bryan Higgins had been killed in action, somewhere in France. This is the second son who has given his life for his Country, the eldest son Private Tom Higgins hav ing been killed in action at Gallipoli.

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  100. PERSONAL.
    Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1881 - 1922) Wednesday 20 September 1916 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Driver Phil Robinson, Field Artillery, Returned to camp last night after spending his home leave with his parents at the Commercial Bank. He 436 words
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    Mrs. D. Connole, of Campbell-street, has been informed that her brother, Pte. Brian Higgins, second son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Higgins, Cooran, Gympie, has been missing since July 29th. Pte, Higgins left with the 25th. Batt. twelve months ago last June, and went through the Gallipoli campaign. He subsequently reached the Western front, and was fighting in France. The news that he is missing has been officially communicated to his parents at Cooran, from the Base Records Office in Melbourne. A brother of Brian's, Pte. T. J. Higgins, was killed in Gallipoli, and the hope of the missing man's relatives that he may yet safely turn up will be generally shared.

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  101. PERSONAL NOTES.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 23 September 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Hobler (Deputy Chief Engineer, Commonwealth Railways, Melbourne) has received a cable notifying him that his only son, Cyril Moore Hobler, has be ... 1701 words
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    COORAN September 22 Mr. and Mrs. B. Higgins have received word that their son, Bryan Higgins, of Skyring's Creek, Cooran, is missing and not killed as previously reported. He saw service in Gallipoli. Great sympathy is expressed for the family, as another member was killed at Gallipoli, Trooper T. G. Higgins being the first from the Noosa district to give his life for his country. The missing lad was exceedingly well known and popular in the Murgon district having resided there for several years.

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  102. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 23 September 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Patriotic. — A meeting of the Pomona Patriotic Committee was held on Wednesday night, Cr. A. J. Bull presiding, when a report of the 513 words
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    Personal. — Sergeant N. T. McKinnon from Enoggera, paid a visit to Pomona last week-end, afterwards proceeding to Cooroy and Tewantin, before returning to camp on Monday.

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  103. GOORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 30 September 1916 p 5 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    COORAN
    Patriotic - The final returns of Cooran’s “Do Without Week” effort are now available. The fine sum of £156/4/4 was secured. To the many lady friends, residents, and all who helped, the committee express their thanks for the fine result. To mention names would be to do some an injustice. Everyone worked well with Mr F. O’Rourke as chairman, and Mr Mat James, a most indefatigable secretary. The following is a summary of the amount raised:- Sale of badges, £2/10/6. Donation lists, and “Do Without Week” cards, £74/18/6; sale of ball tickets £9/17/6; sale of goods at stalls £15/13/9; result of raffles, £12/5/; Shepperd’s picture benefit, £1/11/6; Miss Higgins’s school concert, £5/15/6; euchre party, £2/16-; juvenile ball, £6/15; plain and fancy dress ball, £6; Saturday night dance, £2; miscellaneous £15/7/-; surplus cash, 14/1; total £156/4/4. The total expenses were £3/13/. A sum of £150 has already been forwarded to the Noosa Shire Council fund, and the balance will be placed to the credit of the Cooran Patriotic fund.
    Soldiers Christmas Comforts - A social was held here last week-end under the auspices of the Cooran Red Cross ladies, for the purpose of raising funds to assist the Soldiers Christmas gift fund. There was a good attendance and a pleasant time was spent. Mesdames H. Risley and R. Faulkner presided at the piano and Mr G. Geary acted as M.C. No small meed of praise is due to Miss Genderson, who acted as hon. Secretary in carrying out the function.
    Personal - Mr Con Davis, one of Cooran district’s best known residents, who has been living in Sydney, recently enlisted for the front. Mr Stuart Russell, of Eumundi, received a letter from him this week from Fremantle, stating that he was on his way to the front, as a corporal in the Camel Corps.
    Wounded – Word has been received here, that Private Fred Milne, of Cooran, has been wounded whilst fighting in France. He was one of Cooran’s most popular residents, and a member of the Cooran Rifle Club. He is also well known in Murgon, on the Kingaroy line.

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  104. PRESENTATIONS. COOROY, September 29.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 30 September 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: A farewell social was tendered to Private R. Ailsop on Wednesday evening, at the local Methodist Church, there being a good attendance. Mr. C. G. 116 words
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    PRESENTATIONS.

    COOROY, September 29.

    A farewell social was tendered to Private R. Allsop on Wednesday evening, at the local Methodist Church, there being a good attendance. Mr. C. G. Collett presided. Musical items were rendered by Mesdames Collett, Spratt, and Nowell, Misses Krohn, Sivyer, and Thomson, Messrs. Martin and Kidd, Councillor Douglas, and Messrs. Ray Wheeldon, R. Selzer, H. S. Nowell, R. Lister, and Bert Martin spoke of the good qualities and services rendered to the church by the departing member. The Rev. H. F. Taylor presented Mr. Allsop with a pocket Testament, and conveyed the well wishes of all the friends. Private Allsop suitably responded. Refreshments were served by the Ladies' Guild.

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  105. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 30 September 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Weather and Rainfall.—The week opened with a fall of rain, registering 44 points on Monday. Since then it has been nice and fine. The rain 783 words
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    COOROY – RETURNING –
    Amongst the returning soldiers this week from the front appears the name of Private Victor Birch, son of Mrs. J. Birch, of Cooroy. He was wounded in France. He is the first Cooroy soldier to return.
    SEND-OFF – The adherents of the Methodist Church and a number of friends tendered a complimentary send-off to Private R. Allsop, who has enlisted with the A.I.F. the young soldier was a lay-preacher and prominent worker of the Church in the Noosa Circuit. The church was crowded, Mr. C.G. Collet presiding. The evening’s entertainment took the form of a social. The guest was presented with a handsome Testament. Several speeches were delivered by Rev. J. Taylor, who made the presentation. Mr. Seitzer, on behalf of the Sunday School, Mr Ray Wheeldon on behalf of the Wesley Guild, Cr. A.S. Douglas on behalf of the preachers, Mr R. Lister on behalf of residents of Tinbeerwah, and Mr Martin. Private Allsop suitably replied. Musical items were rendered by Mesdames Collet, and Howell. Miss Thomson and Messrs. Kidd, Spratt, Howell and Martin. Refreshments were supplied by the ladies and an enjoyable evening was brought to a close by the singing of the National Anthem.
    Patriotic - The Cooroy patriotic committee met this week, Mr J. Moorhead presiding. A scheme for assisting the patriotic funds was considered. It was generally expressed that a scheme of straight out giving in monthly contributions by the aid of cards, similar to the “Do Without Week” cards, would be more acceptable than the holding of entertainments which entailed so much work on a few. The discussion was adjourned till next meeting, when the secretary Mr H. Martin, will bring forward a definite scheme.
    POMONA - ENLISTMENTS - For the first time for a considerable period Noosa Shire can show only one enlistment for the week. In the past three or four was the usual number. The recruit this week was Mr. W.S. Crawford, from West Cooroy.

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  106. WITH OUR BOYS. IN THE BIG PUSH. EIGHT DAYS' CONTINUOUS WORK GERMAN DUG-OUTS DESCRIBED.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Friday 6 October 1916 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Private Roy Archdall, who, with his younger brother, Mervyn, is with the A.I.F. in France, writes as follows in a letter to his father, Mr. W. R. Arc ... 957 words
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    WITH OUR BOYS. IN THE BIG PUSH.
    EIGHT DAYS' CONTINUOUS WORK GERMAN DUG-OUTS DESCRIBED,
    Private Roy Archdall, who, with his younger brother, Mervyn, is with the
    A.I.F. in France, writes as follows in a letter to his father, Mr. W. R. Archdall, of the Income Tax Office:--"We had eight days' continuous work in the big push, and were all about exhausted at the finish. By the time this letter reaches you the news of the Anzacs' splendid achievement in capturing the village of ----- will be a few months old, and doubtless forgotten. You will, how- ever, be pleased to hear that Mervyn and I sent right through the piece and came through unweathered. We were extremely fortunate, as casualties amongst stretcher bearers were very severe; a lot of old friends of mine were killed or wounded. We had two other field ambulance working with us, Claude Mackie, Merv's old mate, being one of them. Poor boy, he hadn't put his hand to a stretcher before he was killed. He and another Brisbane boy were killed by the same shell--a high explosive. Death in each case was instantaneous. Claude had a wound in the side, and burns, the other chap, hadn't a mark on him--killed by concussion. I had a narrow squeak in the same place. A shell landed about five yards from me, and blew me up into the air. I was out of it for a couple of hours, but kept a good hold on myself, and was back working in five hours. Merv got a piece of shrapnel through one of his gas helmets, so he had a close call, too. How we got through the week and a day is a marvel to me. The last five days and nights we hadn't a wink of sleep. I think towards the end we were working in a trance--what was left of us, I mean. Some, of course, dropped down from exhaustion days before the end. When we did get a sleep we slept- ed 16 hours, and then had to be wakened, notwithstanding that we were sleeping up against a battery of our heavy guns, which were firing continuously. I ran across Graham Stevenson twice while the 'stund' was on. He is a splendid chap, and very cool under fire. He was a bit upset about his pal's death---Herbertson, I mean. He was killed shortly after getting into the advance. Although we have been in action for four months our work has been a picnic up to the last move, although we thought we were going hard all the time, I was always proud of being a stretcher bearer, but after the praise and thanks we have received from the highest and the lowest in all the units I feel prouder than ever. I saw in an English paper a cable from Queensland about a girl named Grace Ruddle dropping dead whilst leading a prayer for soldiers at the Front, and mentioning that she had a brother, Lieutenant Ruddle, serving in France. R is a remarkable coincidence that on the same day almost, according to the date of the cable, her brother was killed. That is nearly a week ago now, so I expect word of his death has reached Queensland. He was a Bundaberg chap, and was in the same battalion as Arthur Collin and Bob Chambers, both of whom came through all right.

    Some of the German dug-outs were marvellous, being 40 and 50 feet down in the earth. One in particular I was in evidently belonged to officers. Inside the walls had ceilings were painted with white enamel, and the dug-out divided into three big rooms. One had six spring bedsteads with proper mattresses, mosquito nets,

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  107. DISTRICT NEWS. GOORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 7 October 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Good News.—Mr. Tow. Smith received good news of his son. Trooper George Smith, who was reported missing as from the 5th of July. 500 words
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    COORAN.

    Good News. — Mr. Tom Smith received good news of his son. Trooper George Smith, who was reported missing as from the 5th of July. Mr. Smith this week, received word from his son, dated 13th July. It appears he had been in a big fight on the Western front, and when re lieved was given a few days' furlough. By some error he was reported missing from the ranks. Needless to say, the parents were delighted at the good news, as well as the many friends of the family.

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  108. POMONA
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 7 October 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Stock Movements.—The following permits were issued this week to travel stock in the Noosa Shire :—116 head mixed cattle, from Cooroy 572 words
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    Through the Noosa Shire council office this week : — Messrs. J. E. Frahm (Skyring Creek), C. R. B. Ballinger (Cooroy), and G. Gibson (Tewantin).

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  109. PERSONAL NOTES.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 10 October 1916 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Mrs. Wormald, Manly, has received the following letter regarding the death of her son, Thomas Norton Jowitt, who was killed in action in France. The 1412 words
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    Mrs. Ross, Tewantin, has received word that her son Ben. who was reported missing since July 20, is a prisoner of war in Germany.

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  110. Calling up Single Men
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Thursday 12 October 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: The following figures show the number of called-up men who proceeded to the Maryborough camp on Tuesday and yesterday respectively, the 379 words
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    Calling up Single Men

    The following figures show the num ber of called-up men who proceeded to the Maryborough camp on Tuesday and yesterday respectively, the number that should have reported being given in parenthesis :— Tuesday 19 (20). yesterday 9 (17).

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  111. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 14 October 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Fruitgrowers Meeting.—A very large meeting of fruitgrowers was held in the School of Arts, Cooroy, under the auspices of the Cooroy branch of 1091 words
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    Found.—Word was received this week that Private B. Ross, of Tewantin, who has been reported missing from the firing line in France has been located as a prisoner of war in Germany.

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  112. Personal.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 21 October 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: Genuine sympathy will be felt for Mr. and Mrs. Alan Henderson, barter street, in the death of their bright little son Maxwell, winch 343 words
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    The 236th Australian casualty list issued on Wednesday last, contains the following names of district men :— Missing, Private E. C. Westbrook (Cooroy), and Private R. W. Finney (Tewantin), both previously reported ill) ; wounded, Private A. E. Cronk (Nambour).

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  113. DISTRICT NEWS. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 28 October 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—The weather this week has been very warm and sultry. On Wednesday a heavy storm passed over and 100 points were registered. 341 words
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    Send-Off.— On Wednesday night, there was a large gathering at the residence of Mr. Don Haylock, Kin Kin, to accord a send-off to Private Lados Haylock, of the A.I.F. Seve ral speeches were made wishing the departing volunteer the best of luck, The evening was spent in dancing, all thoroughly enjoying themselves.

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  114. The Searchlight.
    Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 3 November 1916 p 2 Article
    Abstract: The local Land Board met at the Wollongong Court House to-day. Business people are hoping that there will be a speedy settlement of 1045 words
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    THE SEARCHLIGHT … Mr. Leslie, caretaker of the local racecourse, picked up a bottle on the beach, which contained a message from Private W. K. Juler to Mrs. M. C. Juler, Lake Cootharaba, Pomona, Q.

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  115. Gympie Exemption Court. THURSDAY'S SITTINGS.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 11 November 1916 p 5 Article
    Abstract: The sittings of the Gympie Exemption Court were continued on Thursday before Mr. Jas. Bracewell, P.M. Lieut. McIlwraith represented the 1466 words
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    Gympie Exemption Court,

    THURSDAY'S SITTINGS,

    The sittings of the Gympie Exemp- tion Court were continued on Thurs day before Mr. Jas. Bracewell, P.M. Lieut. Mcllwraith represented the military authorities. The following was the business : — The application of Alfred J. Spring on behalf of Herbert Spring, was withdrawn. Arthur Hughes, farmer, Oakey

    Creek, said his partner in the farm had enlisted and he asked for three months' exemption. — Exemp- tion granted as requested. A. H. Houston, tributer, said there were four sons in the family, one had enlisted and the youngest was unable to work. His father was tributing, but was not making any money. Applicant's father said the son at the front was making an al lowance. — Application refused. Ap plicant then asked for time to clean up his work. This was refused. James Hayes. — Application with drawn. William Norman Walker, farmer, Gympie, asked for temporary exemp tion for two months.— Temporary ex emption granted to the end of the year. Vivian Edward Walker withdrew his application. S. R. Armitage Salmon's applica-

    tion was assented to by Lieut. McIl wraith, four sons out of five having enlisted. Thomas Joseph Lane, grocer's as sistant, Gympie, said there were five sons in the family. Two brothers were at the front and another had been called up. He was the partial support of his mother.— Application adjourned to Monday. John Fritz, Pomona.— Application refused. W. A. McNutt, miner, Gympie, said he was the only son in the family. John McGregor, Gympie, gave corroborative evidence.— Application granted. Albert F. Fittel, bee-keeper, Coo- roy, asked for exemption on the grounds that he was a food producer, and was willing to give 10 per cent of his produce to the troops if ex empted. If he went it would mean he would lose his hives.— Temporary exemption granted to the end of the

    year. Charles W. Tait, mail contractor, Tewantin, said he was the only son of his father's first family. There were four step brothers.— Adjourned to Monday. B. W. Johns, bee-keeper, Tewantin, said two out of the five sons in the family had enlisted. John V. Johns, brother of applicant, said he was prepared to go and was granted tem porary exemption to the end of the year. R. W. Johns was granted ex emption. William Olds application was struck out, as applicant had left for England for munition making. Denis Jas. McAuliffe, adjourned from Wednesday's Court for further evidence. Denis McAuliffe, appli cant's father, said there were four sons in the family and two had en- listed.—Application granted. Thomas Ross; fisherman and bee keeper, Tewantin, said there were five sons in the family, two had en- listed.— One month's temporary ex- emption granted. Herbert G, Barnes, bank clerk, Pomona, was granted three months' exemption.

    John Henry Wilcox, bullock driver, Pomona, said he could not read or write, but could only sign his name. There were two sons in the family, one of whom had enlisted. Mrs. A. M. Wilcox, applicant's mother, gave corroborative evidence.— Application granted. Charles Livingstone applied for the temporary exemption of Edward Soanes, who had previously been re- jected for the A.I.F. — Temporary ex emption granted to the end of the year. Vivian Finny Juler, farmer, Coo- tharaba, said there were five sons in the family. Two had enlisted. He was looking after his mother's cattle. —Application refused, temporary ex emption granted to the end of the year. Joseph D. McConnell, farm lab- ourer, Pomona, said there were six boys in the family, two of whom had enlisted. Two brothers were

    only able to do a little work.—Appli- cation refused. Peter Lawrie, junr., farmer, Po- mona, said there were four sons in the family, two being on active service. J. Renshaw and A. H. Shears gave corroborative evidence. — Application granted. Ths application of Edward Green was withdrawn. Robert James Lennox, dairyman, Pomona, said he and his partner had two farms to work.— Temporary ex emption granted to the end of the year. Eugene Keliher, dairyman, Pomona said there were two sons in the fam- ily, and one had enlisted. Denis McAuliffe, miner, Monkland, said ap- plicant was his nephew. He cor roborated applicant's statement. — Application granted. John Mullaly, farmer, Kybong ap- plied for the exemption to the end of the year of Wm. Tobin, his employee, to enable him to harvest his crop.— Exemption granted to December 31, 1916. Mrs. E. Sullivan appeared on be-

    half 0f Michael Sullivan. Witness, who was a widow, said two of her three sons were married. Applicant was her only support. — Exemption granted. John Thomas Spicer, labourer, Kandanga, said he was an only son. Adelaide Hodgson, Gympie, gave corroborative evidence. — Application granted. James M. Mathison, farmer, Po- mona, said he had leased a farm and stock. There were two sons in the family. Mrs. P. Mathison, appli- cant's mother, said his father was an invalid and could hardly do any work. Her remaining son could only do light work - Temporary exempt-

    tion granted to the end of the year. Norman Jeffrey, dairyman, Coo- tharaba Lake, said there were four sons in the family, three had en- listed, one, William J. Jeffrey, being a returned soldier, who was also called up again. Wm. Jory, carter, Gympie, uncle of applicant, gave corroborative evidence.— Application granted, also that of William J. Jef- frey for the same reason. Anthony Green, ploughman, Po mona, said he was working for his father and was the main support of the family. Two sons had enlisted out of a family of five. William

    Green, applicant's father, gave corro borative evidence.— Temporary exemp tion granted to the end of the year. Alfred G. Renshaw, sawmill tailer- out, Cooran, said he was the only child in the family. George Renshaw, sawmiller, Cooran. applicant's father gave corroborative evidence.— Appli- ration granted. J. O. D. Powell, fruitgrower, Goom

    boonan, said he had a banana farm, and was also looking after his broth- er's (who was at the front) property. There were five sons in the family, one being at the front.— Exemption granted to the end of the year. Charles Hafemeister, dairy former, Cootharaba road, said he could not make arrangements for the transfer of his dairy farm.— Exemption grant ed to the end of the year. D'Arcy Bradford, mixed farmer, Pomona, asked for exemption on ac count of his farm.— Exemption grant ed' to the end of the year. James C. Brookes, mail contractor, Tuchokoi, said there was another 12

    months of the contract to run.— Ad- journed till Monday. J. G. H. Price, dairy farmer. Kin Kin, asked for exemption on account of his farm. He was also the sole support of his widowed mother. Ap plicant's brother was unable to work. —Application adjourned. Goorge Palmer, dairy employee, said there were three sons in the family and one was on active ser vice. — Application refused. C. Vanselve, dairy farmer, Kin Kin, said he was the main support of the family. — Application granted. Rudolph Drier, farmer, Kin Kin, asked for exemption on account of his farm. — Exemption granted to the end of the year. Wm. F. Everett, teamster, Kan danga, said there were two sons in the family, and one had enlisted. — Application adjourned till Monday. Norman O. Jackson, bank account ant, Cooran, was granted three months' exemption. Alexander Ferguson withdrew his application. Richard Drier, farmer, Kin Kin, asked for exemption on account of his farm. — Exemption granted to the end of the year. Frederick Drier, farmer, Kin Kin, made a similar application to the previous applicant and a like decis ion was given. Walter J. Green, contractor, Kin Kin, asked for time to finish a con tract. — Exemption granted to the end of the year. Jas. C. Gallen, dairyman, Kin Kin, asked for exemption on account of his cows and two farms. — Temporary exemption given to December 31. A. W. Poulsen, dairy farmer, Tuche- koi, said he worked, his mother's farm. He was the sole support, of his mother, as far as work was concern ed.— Temporary exemption to the end of the year granted. Thos. Colgan, farmer, Pomona, said he was the main support of his two sisters, aged 28 and 23. — Temporary expmption granted to the end of the year. Wm. Colgan, farmer, Cooran; brother of Previous applicant, said he was the sole support of his mother.— Adjourned to Monday's Court. The Court then adjourned.

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  116. PRESENTATIONS.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 14 November 1916 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Messrs.G. D. Graham and J. Eichstadt, who have volunteered for active service, were recently presented by the staff of the Chief Railway Auditor with ... 759 words
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    COOROY, November 13.

    During an entertainment in Kelly's Hall on Saturday night a presentation was made by Miss M'Cosker to Privates P. Cooper, R. Allsop, George Cook, Wintzloff, Barbat, and M'Grath, Cooroy residents who are about to leave with the A.I.F., and to Sergeant Downey and Private Birch, who saw service in Gallipoli and France. Mr. G. H. Cook (father of Private Cook, and who has had two boys killed at the Front, two wounded in hospital, one on active service, and the remaining son now in camp) gave an address, and urged more men to volunteer.

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  117. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 November 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Send-Off.—The patriotic committee and residents of Cooroy entertained several volunteers and returned soldiers at a tea in Mrs. Turner's 1135 words
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    Send-Off.— The patriotic committee and residents of Cooroy entertained several volunteers and returned sol- diers at a tea in Mrs. Turner's refreshment rooms, and subsequently at a patriotic concert given by the Arabian Nights Co., in Kelly's Hall. The function was to have been a public send-off and reception in Cronin's Hall, but owing to the uncertainity of the boys obtaining leave, it could of the boys obtaining leave, it could not be carried out as desired, hence the above practically impromptu event. At the tea there were about 20 present and during an interval, the following short programme of toasts etc., was carried out. — 'The King,' by the Chairman, (Mr. John Moorhead), who also proposed the health of Privates W. Cooke. K. Alsopp, Percy Cooper, Frank McGrath, F. Winsloff, and E. Smith. This was supported by Mr. J. H. Ireland, Mr. E. N. Wheoldon, and Mr. R. Cumming, and responded to by the boys present. ''Returned soldiers, Vic Birch and G. Barke, Pomona,'' by Messrs. B. Martin and. A. Carroll, Private Birch neatly responding. 'The parents of the boys (especially Mr. G. H. Cooke, of Eumundi, who has made a great sacrifice to the Empire), by Mr: J. L.. Boden and others, and responded to by Mr. Cooke and Mr. C. Bennett.. Mr. Moorhead, as president of the patriotic committee, and assisted by the lady members of the dramatic company, presented a wallett and foun tain pen, etc., to the young soldiers, also to Sergt. Downey, Private Vic. Birch and Private Barke, returned soldiers. Mr. Cooke of Eumundi responded for the volunteers, and Sergt Downey for the wounded soldiers. The hall was then cleared for dancing and the balance of time pleasantly, whiled away to the tuneful music discoursed by Mrs. Boden. Personal.— Mr. S. J. Edwards, of Cooroy, has just received the follow ing cable from his son, who volun teered from here, and was at one time town clerk at Dalby, and lately, engaged in banana culture at West Cooroy : "Many happy returns ; was given commission as Lieut, in our own brigade.'' G. W. Edwards is now in the 9th Brigade Field Artil lery, preparing in England, to be sent to the firing line. Cooroy resi dents and his numerous friends are glad to hear of his safe arrival and promotion, and wish him the best of good luck.

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  118. DISTRICT NEWS COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 November 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Stock and Pigs.—Mr. J. Macdonnell held his monthly pig sale on Wednesday, when 42 pigs were yarded. The following were the prices realised:— 673 words
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    Personal.— Word has been received that Private Gordon Fraser (a former resident of Cooran and Kin Kin) has been killed in action. He was married to a daughter of Mr. W. McVicars, of Traveston, but there was no family. He owns a farm in the Atherton district, and was in fairly comfortable circumstances.

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  119. DEEP CREEK.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 18 November 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Soldier Farewelled.—An enjoyable evening was spent recently at the School of Arts, Deep Creek, the occasion being a send-off to Private J. 176 words
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    DEEP GREEK.

    Soldier Farewelled.— An enjoyable evening was spent recently at the School of Arts, Deep Creek, the occasion being a send-off to Private J. Soanes, who is about to leave for the front. Mr. S. Moller presided. Songs were rendered by, Mrs. Milfull, Messrs. Godwin and H. Soanes, and others. Mr. Milfull made a presentation to the departing soldier on behalf of his family of a wristlet watch, and Mr. Steele Presented him with a gold-mounted fountain pen and Pocket wallet, on behalf of his friends of the district, and a silver mounted, pipe on behalf of Mr. Boyle. Private Soanes was also the recipient of several presents from his friends on Monday night at Cooran, also several presents from friends in Brisbane. Mr. C. Gambling also spoke a few well-chosen words of farewell, and esteem on behalf of his friends of Veteran road. The evening was brought to a close by singing 'Auld -Lang Syne,' and Private Soanes was carried out of the hall shoulder high to the accompaniment of loud cheers.'

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  120. PERSONAL NOTES.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 22 November 1916 p 8 Article
    Abstract: The "Courier" recently announced that Lieutenant L. R. Blake, of a howitzer brigade, who was in the Geological Survey [?], Brisbane, prior to enlisti ... 917 words
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    Mrs. Ben Ress, jun., of Tewantin, has received news from her husband, Private B.Ross, who was reported missing and subsequently, stated to have been taken a prisoner of war on July 19-20 last, stating that he is in Germany. He had been wounded in both thighs, and had lost the use of his right foot, but he added : "'Don't worry about me, as I am doing well."

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  121. COORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 December 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Cattle Sale.—Messrs. Mackay and Shears report holding a successful auction sale, in conjunction with Mr. J. Furn[?]r, of Mr. Dan Gannon's 703 words
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    Wounded.— Word has been received that Private Harry Stayt, who enlisted from Cooran, has been wounded whilst fighting in France.

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  122. LAKE COOTA[?]
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 December 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Weather.—One of the [?] storms this year passed over [?] Lake, and immediated district[?] Friday. Rain fell in torrents 388 words
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    COOTHARABA LAKE
    ... Cootharaba’s Soldier Boys - Word is to hand of the safety of Hugh Page, Phil Jeffery, Frank Page, and Bert Lister. Soldiers again in the trenches are Corporal J.G. Burchill, Edgar Johns, G. Hempsall also W. Hempsall are in Egypt. Fred Juler, Harold Jeffery are on the ---- England, where Oscar Smith ——.

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  123. DISTRICT NEWS. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 2 December 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Accident.—A very painful accident happened on Wednesday afternoon to a young men named A. J. Woods, engaged scrub felling on Mr. West 1518 words
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    Timbeerwah.— On Monday night last the Timbeerwah school was crowded with the local residents and pupils of the Methodist Sunday School, to tender a complimentary send-off to Private R. Allsop, who was on final leave, before leaving to do his bit for the Empire. Previous to enlisting, he was founder and Superintendent of the local Sunday School, and was held in high respect by everyone on the settlement. Mr. R. Lister, who presided, spoke of the many high qualities of the departing soldier, which had endeared him to them all. Mr. J. Vines, in support, spoke of the great esteem and regard they all felt for Private Allsop, for his work in the district. Master G. Lister presented him, on behalf of those present, with a very handsome case of pipes, and wished him a speedy return, with honours. The re cipient suitably responded. Refresh ments were provided by the ladies, and a very pleasant evening was spent. Private Allsop, who is a brother of Mrs. B. Martin, was fare welled at the Cooroy Railway Sta tion on Wednesday, on his leaving to rejoin his Unit.
    Exchanged Prisoner of War. — Word has been received. ihat Private. B. Ross, of Tewantin, who was a prisoner of war in Germany, will shortly return to Australia. It will be re membered the young soldier was some time ago reported missing, and afterwards it was learnt he was a prisoner of war in Germany, and ser piously wounded. His return has been brought about by an exchange of wounded prisoners, who were not likely to take any further part in the war.

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  124. GOORAN.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 9 December 1916 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Railway Union.—The annual meeting of the Queensland Railway Maintenance Employees was held in the Federal Hall, Cooran, on Saturday 357 words
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    Wounded.— Mrs. Lally, of the Premier Hotel, received word this week that her son, Private W. Lally, had been wounded whilst fighting in France.

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  125. COOROY.
    Gympie Times and Mary River Mining Gazette (Qld. : 1868 - 1919) Saturday 16 December 1916 p 3 Article
    Abstract: Railway Returns.—The following are the returns of the Cooroy railway station for November:—Number of passenger tickets issued 988 1275 words
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    Killed in Action.— -Word was re ceived here this week from New Caledonia that Private Gus. Schmidt, formerly one of Cooroy 's pioneer dairymen, has been killed in action in France. He left Cooroy at the outbreak of War to join his regiment in France. He leaves a young wife, still residing in Cooroy. She was formerly Miss Fraser, whose brother, Private Gordon Fraser was also recently killed fighting in France.

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  126. Family Notices
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 16 December 1916 p 4 Family Notices
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    SCHMIDT.-On August 21st, from wounds received in action, in the No. 2 Temporary Hospital, Salónica, Gustave Edouard; beloved husband of E. Schmidt, Cooroy West, aged 23.

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  127. Letters from the front.
    The Evening Telegraph (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1901 - 1921) Friday 13 August 1915 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Mr. Harry Myles, formerly assistant inspector of mines at Charters Towers, has written as follows to his mother from Gaba Tepe, the 1397 words
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    Letters from the front. Mr. Harry Myles, formerly assist-ant inspector of mines at Charters Towers, has written as follows to his mother from Gaba Tepe, the letter being handed to this paper by his brother, Mr. Barker Myles:— 'I suppose you have heard most of the happenings here. Anyone who has not been here could not imagine in their wildest dreams what we have been through. We left Lemnos 11.45 a.m. on 25th April on board the Leang Bee. At 1 p.m. we came in sight of the bat-tleships. It was a very fine sight; we could see it right up the coast. The shells must have been absolute-ly raining up into the hills." We got opposite our landing place at 5.30 p.m. The first division that landed went ashore in open boats under very heavy ride, machine gun and shrapnel fire. They landed at 4 a.m., 25th April. They did not wait for boats to get ashore; they hopped out and charged straight up the hill, which I might say is 300 to 400 feet high, and covered with under-growth which is 6 or 7 feet high. The Turks ducked as soon as the boys got amongst them, with the bayonet ; no one really knows how the position was taken. It was one of the finest pieces of work even known in military history. We got off our boat and went on board the destroyer at 6.40 p.m. The destroy-er took us within 2000 or 3000 yards of the shore. We then got into rowing boats and rowed ashore. Shrapnel was droppod all around the boat. One felt a bit queer having to sit there and not being able to have a go at them. After we got ashore we had to pick up our traps and go right up to the firing line, When we reached the firing line we got into a Turkish trench. I got in a sec-tion under Capt. Walsh. We had to dig li(?)e anything all night to improve the trench and dig others in before daylight. When daylight came we were fairly com-fortable. At about 5 a.m. the fun began, (The Turks during the night came to within 100 yards of our position. They did not start to hop away till after daylight. Talk about some fine shooting. I pink-ed one chap with my second shot. He was leaning up beside a bank. and Capt Walsh spotted him with the glasses, I fired at him and up went his arms, and he rolled down the bank. Two other chaps then ran down and I got one of them, Shooting like this continued the whole of the first week. You had to shoot to make anyone hear. Poor-Capt. Walsh got shot dead be-hind me on Tuesday at 6 p.m. We were awfully sorry to lose him, You will see the losses of ours for the first week or two were very heavy. I suppose you have the list now. The first time I came out of the trenches, after going in at 8 p.m. Sunday was Wednesday at 9 a.m. and went back at 6 p.m. I came out next morning at about 8 a.m. and had a day's spell. I was sent to another post during the night, and when morning came, didn't we get a lively time. They blew the top of the trench off with shrapnel and we had to get, Ted Tilley got wounded on the wrist and leg, a few others got killed. I came out all right. On the night of the 9th of May (Sun-day), three parties of the 15th Bat-talion made a charge, on the enem-ies trenches. I was with the party, on the right, 23 men and one of-ficer. Our little party got into the Turks outpost. Didn't 'we tune them up. You can imagine what hap-pened. If ever I get back I will relate it to you. Horrigan got wounded just after he got out of the trench, all the others got back all rignt. We took the trench, but the Turks came in numbers next morning, and we had to reire to our own trenches. The Light Horse are here with us. I saw Alec and Bob Glasgow and Allan Marsh. Alex got wounded by snipers on the 25th May, but not seriously. On the 19th May, the Turks charg-ed our position twice. Didn't we tune them up. They came up to the trenches as if they owned the place and strolled along. They are very frightened of the bayonet and their charges are very half-hearted anyhow they appear to be. We got in the trenches some got on the mounds in front of the trenches. Afterwards the ground was strewn with dead. On 24th May we had an armistice. The Turks wanted to bury their dead. I was in the fir-ing line at the time. It was a very fine sight. It lasted from 7.30 to 4.15 p.m. The Turks buried 3000. We never lost many On the 29th May, the Turks blew up a trench and then rushed it with bombs. They took the trench and held it for three hours. A company of the 15th, under Major Quinn charged the trench and pushed the Turks out. Major Quinn got killed. Seventeen Turks got in our outpost. They surrendered when they found they could not get out. The Turks also charged other places along the line, but got turned back every-where. Their official losses during the morning were 1500 killed and wounded, ours about 60 all told, The bombs are the things which none of us like, Of course we use them too. Far superior are some of our to theirs. Snipers are pretty bad at times. We live in dug-outs in the ground, and cover the top with an oil sheet or blanket to keep out the weather. The other morning a sniper put two shoots through the oil sheet of my dug-out, then Smith and myself tipped out pretty lively. At dusk we went back. There were six holes in the sheet, and one in Smith's rifle, which was lying in the dug-out. One is not safe anywhere. We are now having a spell in the bush for a few days after five weeks hard going. One in their wildest dreams would nover imagine what it would be like. It was absolute hell at times. I have received all the let-ters which are greatly looked for. Hooray ! Give my love to all at home. I am right in the pink. Out of a section of 13, two of us are left. None killed, all wounded. The food is tip top.....We get bully beef, potatoes, onions, biscuits, bacon, cheese, jam ; plenty of tea and sugar. Since this came to hand a cable has been received, stating that Mr. Myles, who was wounded, had been discharged from the hospital a month ago.

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