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    Florenz Pottery (1934-1980)

    Florence Maude Williams (née Mills) began the works in an old stable in Marrickville, Sydney. Florence Maude Mills was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1894. Her father was John Brier Mills and her mother Mary Blanche Mills. They lived in Claremont. Florence had a brother Arthur and a sister Mary. John Brier Mills was a Major in the Artillery and tragically died of wounds received at Gallipoli in 1915.

    "Some three years after Florence's death in 1948, her husband sold the pottery to Johann Harves & Max Archer.

    In 1962 they relocated the works to Brookvale. (36 Chard Road. Brookvale) The company changed hands several times over the next eighteen years, but Harves an emigre to Australia from Germany after the WWII (and in time his son Peter) managed of the pottery until its closure In 1980.

    Studio potters who worked at Florenz include: Harry Memmott, Andrew Halford, Lino Alvarez and Diogenes Farri. The pottery closed, Peter Harves began the Coolangatta Pottery near Nowra, NSW.
    Many different marks were used over the years including paper labels, printed underglaze stamps, and several versions of Florenz (incised)."

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    "The story of Florenz is in some ways the story of Australia. Named after her Grandmother, Florence Maude Mills was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1894 to John Brier Mills and Mary Blanche Mills. There was also brother Arthur and sister Mary. The family lived in the suburb of Claremont. John was a Major in the Artillery and tragically died of wounds received at Gallipoli in 1915.



    In 1916 Florence married George Robert Bertie Williams, a draughtsman turned artillery officer. The couple moved to 20 Dudley Street in Haberfield, an inner western suburb of Sydney.

    They had 3 children Joan, Marie and George.

    It was in Sydney that Florence studied pottery. They established Florenz Pottery Pty Ltd in 1934 in their garage (some people say stable but Florence said garage) at Marrickville, home of many of Sydney’s great potteries, such as Fowler, Diana and Studio Anna.

    George, ever the technician had built an oil-fired kiln, different to the traditional coal fired ones in use by most other potteries at the time. Their daughter Marie also worked at the pottery. Florence was experimented with firing lace to produce Dresden like figurines. Over the next few years they perfected this process.



    During the Second World War, Florenz, like other pottery companies turned production over to war work, gaining government contracts to make, among other things, porcelain insulators for radar.

    Wartime restrictions meant that only utilitarian pottery was to be produced, that is why so little decorative ware is found from this time.

    After the war Florenz had fifteen employees and started making resistance blocks for electric stoves purchased by the Housing Commission of New South Wales. They also made insulators for the power industry. Ceramic insulators are used in electrical equipment to support and separate electrical conductors without letting current through themselves.

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    In 1942 the company went into voluntary liquidation, a common and legal business practice, and recommenced immediately at the same site as Florenz Potteries (000 164 214).

    The couple were then living just up the road at a property on the corner of Robinson Crescent and Illawarra Road Marrickville.

    The pottery was at 303 Illawarra Road, now the site of the “Good One” Vietnamese Barbeque (eat in or take-away). Many well known potters trained at Florenz, including people such as Harry Memmot. They made both hand thrown and slip cast ceramics as well as laboratory and hospital porcelain.



    Florence died on the 18th of September 1948 and George on the 1st of June 1957.

    In 1951 the pottery was sold to Johann Harves, a post-war German migrant, Max Archer and Mr Pitcher.

    Johann’s son Peter now runs The Old Coolangatta Pottery. Address: 1180 Bolong Rd via Berry, Coolangatta, NSW 2535

    (see below for a note about Peter Harves) ( In 1962 the company relocated to Brookvale, north of Sydney and continued under the Harves management until 1980.



    Johann Friedrich Harves was a German scientist who migrated to Australia with his wife and two children after an approach from undercover agents of the Australian Government at his home in Haldensleven in East Germany in 1948. They asked him to come to Sydney. His expertise in the field of ceramic engineering was sorely needed in Australia at that time.

    The Russians had been given the town of Haldensleven under the Potsdam agreement.

    They arrived in Sydney in January 1949.

    He was in fact the 28th German scientist to be brought out since the end of WWII.

    He was under contract to the Commonwealth Ceramic Engineering Pty Ltd for two years. They had initiated the clandestine exit from East Germany though Berlin in 1948.

    In this article of 1970 Mr Harves "is pictured with some of his Aboriginal motif pottery that is being sent to the Australian pavilion at Expo 70."

    They also add that "Mr Harves has a firm of his own, H.A.P. Insulators N.S.W. Pty. Ltd. with a factory at Brookvale". (36 Chard Road. Brookvale) HAP Insulators - an acronym of Harves, Archer and Pitcher .... the owners in 1954 (?)

    The article in the Sun Herald is entitled "FROM CLOAK AND DAGGER TO EXPO 70". (The Sydney Morning Herald - Mar 15, 1970. p.157)



    Rameking adds: "He had worked for Schobel (Electricity Meter and Allied Industries Pty Ltd) as a meter specialist. At least that is what his immigration record says. In reality he was a ceramics specialist recruited by the Australian Government post-war and smuggled out of Haldenslaven in what was then Russian controlled East Germany. Arriving in Sydney with his wife and two children, he worked under contract for the Commonwealth Ceramic Engineering Co for two years before starting H.A.P. Insulators and taking over Florenz. Don’t believe me? "


    Check out an interview with him in 1970 in the Sydney Morning Herald. (March 15th)" - The Rameking (see below)



    Altogether, the pottery operated from 1934 until 1980 when it was sold to Ron Cooper who owned K C Industries, (Casey Ware) who also made high quality porcelain insulators and continue the family business until today.

    Peter Harves studied mechanical engineering at TAFE before starting work in the early 1970s at Florenz in Brookvale, NSW, a commercial pottery owned and managed by his father Johan Harves. In 1977, Peter and his wife established the Coolangatta Craft Centre in Nowra, NSW. In 2003, they sold up and established a studio in the foothills of Mt Coolangatta, near Berry. As well as making domestic ware and large sculptural pieces, Harves is also interested in glass slumping, specialising in paté-de-verre glass. Work made at the Coolangatta Craft Centre is marked with an impressed 'OCP' for Old Coolangatta Pottery and Harves also uses a 'PH' monogram with date. (https://www.flickr.com/groups/1281707@N21/discuss/72157650592318472/)

    According to Geoff Ford (2nd Ed) in the mid 1950's John Leslie was " employed at the Florenz Pottery in Sydney".

    John Leslie Australart sticker on some items with a Florenz sticker too.

    "John Leslie was the son of the Victorian distributor of Florenz products, and painted pieces on Florenz blanks to sell on his own Australart label." a recent comment seen on ebay.

    Paul Reynolds recently wrote on Facebook : "I had a short message exchange with Peter Harves a few years back, and what he said confirms what Kevin has written: "I was working at Florenz for many years plus spent most of my childhood at Florenz and HAP, After John Cooper from Casey bought Florenz I set up a pottery at Coolangatta on the south coast called Coolangatta Pottery.
    Eva Harves started painting the aboriginal work around 1953, when the factory was relocated to Brookvale there were a team of painters , John Leslie was not part of this, he was the son of Iranya Adams who were the agents in Vic, the pottery he labeled was made at Florenz."

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  1. The POTTER'S ART: Hope for a Young Indsutry
    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Thursday 9 August 1945 p 25 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THERE are hopeful signs that the pottery industry in Australia will assume greater importance after the war, when restrictions an manufacture of many ... 981 words
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    August 9 1945 - Perth visit by the Williams family Major J. B. Mills was her father ... Florence was a Perth girl.

    Prices of food items in Sydey at the time.
    Experiments to create Dresden lace ballerina figures.

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  2. New designs in pottery
    The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 3 October 1956 p 67 Article Illustrated
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    1956 lamp.

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    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Tuesday 8 August 1939 p 7 Advertising
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    1939- Pre war specials - FLORENZ POTTERY at HALF PRICE

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    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Wednesday 9 August 1939 p 7 Advertising
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    August 1939

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    SMH article Johann-Friedrich Harves with pic of him and some plaques that were sent to Expo 70 ... Expo '70 was a world's fair held in Suita, Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970. The theme of the Expo was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind." In Japanese Expo '70 is often referred to as Ōsaka Banpaku. Wikipedia.

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  7. VISITOR WHO TOOK UP POTTERY AS A HOBBY
    Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954) Tuesday 21 October 1947 p 3 Article
    Abstract: A WOMAN who supplied chemical porcelain to Broken Hill mines and the Munition Annexe during the war years is now in Broken Hill on a short visit. She ... 304 words
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  8. WOMAN'S REALM. ART OF POTTERY MAKING. A Sydney Family's Business.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 30 July 1945 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Mrs Florence Williams who, with her husband and youngest daughter, is visiting Perth, has combined business with art and a happy married 515 words
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    WOMAN'S REALM.
    ART OF POTTERY MAKING.
    A Sydney Family's Business.
    Mrs Florence Williams who, with her husband and youngest daughter, is visiting Perth, has combined business with art and a happy married life. She was educated and spent her early married life in WA, but when her elder daughter was six years old the family moved to Sydney, where she learnt the art of pottery making, or ceramics. and started her first kiln in the garage in her backyard.
    Orders for her products came at such a rate that she enlisted the help of her husband. Before long her eldest daughter, Joan, joined them, and four years ago the younger one, Marie, came from school at the age of 15 to become the fourth member of the firm.
    Mrs Williams's first kiln was built nine years ago. Now the firm has four and employs 15 persons. Before the war Mrs Williams made such articles as fruit bowls, flower vases and ash trays, and some of her products were sent to Britain and America.
    After the outbreak of war Australia was stripped of all the chemical porcelain that until then had been imported from Germany and Japan.
    The Williams family proved that good products could be made from Australian materials-clay and glaze.
    Soon afterwards they were busy making articles under Government contract. These included army mugs, medical porcelain, requirements for munition factories such as crucibles, porcelain insulators for radar and water bottle tops for servicemen.
    Their kilns turned out 750,000 porcelain rings for the recently built acetone plant in Sydney and made "scrubbers" for WA plants that were converting wheat into alcohol After Japan entered the war, water sets were sent to Australia from England to be used for testing the water in New Guinea and the islands The sets were complete except for the tiles. Marie, then only 16, made all the tiles to complete them.
    Mrs Williams said that wartime restrictions were gradually being relaxed, and recently they had received permission to manufacture teapots and electric hot-water jugs for civilian use. With the cessation of hostilities they planned to make useful and artistic household goods that would be within the reach of everyone's income.
    Joan is making artificial teeth. She hopes before long to be able to make exact replicas of the wearer's original teeth. Marie, who is believed to be the youngest ceramist in Australia, likes to work on the production line, filling urgent requirements.
    Mr Williams is the technical expert. Until fairly recently most of the kilns in Australia were fired by coal.
    They took two days to fire and a week to cool. Mrs Williams's instructress had tried crude oil instead of coal, without much success, but Mrs Williams copied the idea and after a period her husband perfected its use.
    Now the kilns are fired in a day and the products drawn the next. Where products are needed quickly the porcelain is dried off rapidly by the use of infra-red lamps.

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  9. FLORENZ POTTERIES PTY. LIMITED.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 December 1941 [Issue No.151] p 4332 Government Gazette Private Notices
    Extract: FLORENZ POTTERIES PTY. LIMITED. AT an Extraordinary General Meeting of the abovenamed Company, duly convened and held at the registered office of the Company, ... 87 words
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    FLORENZ POTTERIES PTY. LIMITED. AT an Extraordinary General Meeting of the above named Company, duly convened and held at the registered office of the Company, 303 Illawarra-road, Marrlckville, on Friday, 28th November, 1941, the following Resolution was duly passed as a Special Resolution:— That the Company ]be wound up voluntarily. And at such lastmentioned meeting Robeyt Barclay, P.O. A. (Aust.), of 14 Martin-place, Sydney, was appointed Liquidator for the purposes of the winding-up. Dated the twenty-eighth day of November, 1941. FLORENCE M. WILLIAMS, Chairman. 1467 ' lis.

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    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Tuesday 20 September 1938 p 5 Advertising
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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 6 June 1936 p 29 Advertising
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    1936 Phone no Carrington a Street : POTTERY.-Learn to make your own Christmas Gifts. Classes Day and Evening. Florenz Potteries, Studio, Australia House, Carrlngton-street. Phone, U3238.

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  12. COMPANY REGISTRATIONS
    The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Friday 5 August 1938 p 14 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
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    Florenz potteries Pty., Ltd. — Nominal capital £5000. Manufacturers of and deal ers In bricks, tiles, pipes and pottery, &o. Directors. 'G. W. Guthrie, Florence M. Williams and G. R. B. Williams.

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 9 May 1931 p 5 Advertising
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    ???? 1931 Phone CONCRETE MIXER 3 cubic feet with spring loader and engine Only used once Cheap 447 Llveipool road Ashfield U3238. FVE TONS Galvanised Sheet Iron 12 and 14 gauge sizes 10ft x 3ft IO x 3ft 6in 10ft x Fix this text4ft new cheap 447 Liverpool rd Ashfield U3238

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 19 September 1938 p 1 Advertising
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    ???? BRICKLAYERS -Price pel thousand, »Lo Stone- work and Flogging Job Epping Ring U3238 after 8 30 p m_

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 25 March 1931 p 4 Advertising
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    1931 : A BEAUTIFULLY Furnished Modern Bungalow private home 2 large bedrooms lovely lounge dining room breakfast maid s room tiled bath room kitchen laundry verandahs garage telephone nice lawns and gorden 2 minutes Ashfield Station Reduced to £3/10/ approved tenant A genuine Snap Ring U3238 _

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 2 December 1941 p 14 Advertising
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    1941 : FLOREN7 POTTERIES PTY LIMITED. (In Voluntary Liquidation ) NOTICE is heieby given that »II person« having an) claims against the above-named Company which Is being voluntarily wound up are required on or before *he 20th day of January 1042 being the day lor that pur- pose fixed by me the undersigned the liqui- dator of (he company to «end their name» and addresses and the pfrtlcul«r» of their debt« or claims and the names and addresses of their solicitors if any to the undersigned and if so required by notKe in writing lrcm me are by their solicitors to come In «nd prove their said debts and claims »t such time anti place as shall he specified in inch, notice or in dciault thereof they will he ex- cluded lrom the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved Dated this first day of December 1941 ROBERÏ BARCLAY F C A (Allst ) 14 Martin Place Sydney Liquidator Note The business formerly carried on hy riorenz Potteries Pty Ltd is now being carried on by Florenz Potteries at he tame address us heretofore

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    The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Thursday 14 November 1940 p 11 Advertising
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    pic : A23. AN ATTRACTIVE FLOWER BOWL in graduated flutlngs, suitable either for a vase or decorative piece. In famous Florenz Australian pottery. Greon, Fix this textbrown or gold ? 7/11

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    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Monday 10 June 1940 p 1 Advertising
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    "FLORENZ" POTTERY-I/9. A' plensmure to. look, at-a 'joy to own n .. ad wlhob WOULDN'T. have' one at this ridiculous . priciilg I:' Vases, ,bowls, inseveral delightful.newv shapes, glazed in cleverly-blended tonings of blue,, brown,, yellow, and green. See them:to-day-you'll be glad you camel

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  19. IN BANKRUPTCY. (Before the Judge, Mr. Justice Long Innes.) MOTION TO SET ASIDE BANKRUPTCY NOTICE.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 23 April 1929 p 8 Article
    Abstract: Re Julius Blan, ex parte Bert Jolley, Mr. Abrahams and Mr. Amsberg appeared for the applicant Blau; and Mr. Lionel Dare for the respondent Struck out ... 853 words
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    ???? : Re Lewis Frost, of Challis House, Martin place, Sydnay, formerly of Margaret-street, Sydney, ex parte George Robert Bertie Wil- liams, of Rosedale-avenue, Manly. Petition to be heard on May 6.

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  20. IN BANKRUPTCY. (Before the Judge, Mr. Justice Long Innes.) HEARING OF CREDITORS' PETITIONS.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 7 May 1929 p 6 Article
    Abstract: Re N. A. Blackburn, ex parte the Public Trustee and James Peterson. By consent, adjourned to May 13. Re estate of Alfred Nonmus (deceased), 563 words
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    ??? Re Lewis Frost, ex parte Georgs Robert Bertie Williams. Mr. Halse Millett appeared for the petitioning creditor. A sequestration order waB made, Mr. C. F. W. Lloyd being appointed official receiver.

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    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 1 July 1949 p 9 Advertising
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    1949 : IN the Will of FLORENCE MAUDE WILLIAMS (In the Will called Florence Wllllams) late of Marrickville In the State of New South Wales Married , Woman deceased. Application wlll be , made after 14 days from the, date hereof mat Probate of the last Will and Testa- , ment dated 13th December 1945 of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to George Robert Bertie Williams the sole Executor named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermen- tioned address. All creditors In the estate of thc deceased arc hereby re- , quired to send in particulars of their claims lo thc undersigned. A. N , HARDING is BREDEN, Proctors for the , Executor, Wingello House, Angel Pince, Fix this textSydney.

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  22. AN INTERESTING CAREER. FROM PRESS WORK TO WIG AND GOWN.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Tuesday 21 March 1905 p 4 Article
    Abstract: Among those admitted to the Western Australian bar to-day was Mr. John Brier Mills, who up to 1890 had spent ten years on the Broken Hill 652 words
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    FATHER OF FLORENCE : AN INTERESTING CAREER. FROM PRESS WORK TO WIGG AND GOWN. Among those admitted to tho Wes tern Australian bar to-day was Mr. John Brier Mills, who up to 1890 had spent ten years on tho Broken Hill and Western Australian press. In that time he had occupied some high journalistic positions, and at the age of 25 held an important post on the Broken Hill 'Age,' a daily newspaper, on tho staff of which he had previous ly been associated with Messrs. Cole batch, the associate editor of the 'Morning Herald,' and Mr. J. Weston (or years Fremantle representative of the 'West Australian.' During his four years' subsequent connection with the 'West Australian' Mr. Mills was en- gaged in reporting Parliamentary and legal matters, and it was possibly the latter duties which gave him the idea of studying for the bar. At any rate in 1899 he secured articles with Mr, R. S. Haynes, K.C., and then began a period of hard work, to be interrupt- ed, however, a few months later by the outbreak of war in South Africa, whence Mr; Mills went as a member of the second contingent. He was pre- sent at the fall of Pretoria, and re calls an incident of the war which possibly has not' been published. General Pole-Carew was inspecting the contingent, and congratulating them on the fact that a small body had charged a superior force of Boers at the battle of the Vet river, and taken lan important position a short time previously. The general derived some amusement from the various occupa- tions of tho troops, A 'dryblower' thoroughly puzzled him, and he in- quired what the man blew, When the late Stanley Reid told him he was a clergyman, tho general perhaps not unnaturally asked, 'Where is your frock?" Coming to young Mills he was informed that the troop- Fix this texter was reading for the bar.

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  23. THE LATE MAJOR MILLS. PARTICULARS OF HIS DEATH.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Friday 20 August 1915 p 7 Article
    Abstract: Captain W. G. Stevenson; of the 6th Battery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Division, Australian Imperial Force, in writing to Miss Mills, of the ... 591 words
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    ??? THE LATE MAJOR MILLS. PARTICULARS OF HIS DEATH. Captain W. G. Stevenson, of the 6th Bat- tery, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Di- vision, Australian Imperial Force, in writ- ing to Miss Mills, of Highgate State School, gives full particulars of the circum- stances under which Major J. B. Mills met his death. He says:- On the morning of May 30 the Turks commenced shelling very persistently some infantry rest trenches nearly 1000 yards directly in the rear of the position of the Majors observa- tion station, and the Major, in his endea- vour to locate the Turkish battery the bet- ter, came·out of his trench and lay down in the open a short distance to the left of his trench. He remained there for some time, about half an hour. during which period at least twenty shells passed over m and bhurst several hunred' ;rrds am tear f his elbw He was 'lyin down esing Fix this textl his elbows, while ooking: through is

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  24. THE ENLISTED.
    The Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth, WA : 1855 - 1901) Friday 5 January 1900 p 2 Article
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    52. John Brier Mills, 29 years (N.S.W.), law clerk, served four years and a half N.S.W. Volunteer Infantry.

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    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Friday 4 May 1917 p 30 Family Notices
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    MILLS.-On April 28 (suddenly), at the resi- dence of his daughter,. Miss Lillian M. Mills, 2 Rose-street, N. ' Perth, " George Alfred Mills, dearly : loved father of the late Major John Brier Mills (killed in ac- tion, Gallipoli), Lièutenant William Check- ley Mills'* (reported wounded and. missing, France), Mrs. H. Hawkins '(Melbourne), Mrs. P. Hammond (Carlingford, N.S.W.) Harold (Broken Hill), and Lillian M. Mills (of the Education Department of Western Australia), aged,69. Asleep.

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    CHEVROLET 6 De Luxe~Rnadster in good condl ' tlon tyres duco very good registered Fix this textWILLIAMS. 20 Dudley street, Haberfield UA1862

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    ??? 1935 : JENOLAN CAVES. Special 3-day Round Tour, leaving Thursday. Out, via Katoomba Return via Kurrajong Heights. Particulars, DODSON MOTOR TOURS. 'Phone, Fix this textMA8024 After hours. UA1862. Licence 237._

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    1934 : CHRYSLER 19J0 70 77 Sedan good tyres regis vj tered smart appeal ance leather upholstery 5 wire wheels Saturday afternoon ot phone UA1862 0 Dudley st Haberfield_'_

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    ÂNBERRA. CANBERRA. 'CANBERRA. 3-day All-Inclusive ROUND TOUR, out via Goulburn, home via South Coast and Bulli Pass. Cars leave Wednesday. Feb. 6th. Particulars. Dod son Motor Tours, 190 Castlercagh-stret. MA6024. Fix this textAfter hours, UA1862. Licence 237._

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    MORRIS 10/4 ROADSTER 1933 model in beau tiful and original condition throughout long registration N R M A inspection invited Terms and Fix this texttr i le Dodson Motors 199 Castlereagh st MA6024

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  31. ALLEGED SETTING FIRE TO PREMISES. W. J. FIST CHARGED. CASE PART HEARD.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Wednesday 13 May 1908 p 2 Article
    Abstract: At the Perth Police Court yesterday, before Mr. W. A. G. Walter, Acting-P.M., William J. Fist was chargerd with having, on March 28, at Perth, 155 words
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    Motherhose who gave evidence yesterday were Kate Walker, Margaret Hamil ton, . Mary Blanche Mills, Arthur Rance, and Arthur J. Denton, and after these had been heard the .case was adjourned till Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Nine more witnesses have yet to be examined.

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  32. FIRE IN AN UNOCCUPIED HOUSE. INQUEST CONTINUED. TWO EXPLOSIONS HEARD.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Thursday 9 April 1908 p 7 Article
    Abstract: The inquest into the circumstances connected with the fire which destroyed an unoccupied four-roomed house at 32 Cavendish-street, Highgate Hill, 899 words
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    Mary Blanche Mills, a married woman, stated that she lived next door to the house in Cavendish-street which was burnt down on the night of March 24. At half-past 9 o'clock that night Mr. Fist was talking to witness's sister across the fence. : He borrowed a pen cil to write a note. He said that he had spilt his paint and was going home. At 12 o'clock that night witness heard a 0 "crackling" of fire, and said, "The house next door must be burning." She went on to the verandah, and saw that the whole side of the house was in flames. She heard two explosions, caused. she thought, by the bursting of two bottles. The house was very much dilapidated, and had been empty four or five months. She on one occasion told Mr. Fist that the house ought to be knocked down, and he said, "Oh, it is not of nmuch value; I didn't pay much for it." The house was full of vermin. Witness's house was damaged by the fire. A conch onwhich one o her children had been sleeping was burnt.

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  33. ALLEGED INCENDARISM. Perth, May 12.
    Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 - 1916) Tuesday 19 May 1908 p 33 Article
    Abstract: At the City Court to-day W. J. Fist, on remand, was charged that on March 24 he wilfully set fire to a building situated at No. 32 197 words
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    Mrs. Mary B. Mills stated that she resided at 28 Cavendish-street, next door to No. 32. The distance between the houses was about 4 ft. She remembered the evening of the 24th. She saw the accused that evening at about 9.30 p.m. He had a lighted candle in his hand. She retired about midnight. and short ly after was awakened by the roar ing of a fire. The house was then well alight. During the fire she heard two explosions similar to bombs bursting. The house had been vacant ahout five months. A week or ten days before the fire she had been conversing with Fist, and he stated' his intention of knocking down the house. and erecting a stone building in its nlace. The place was over-run with vermin of all descriutions. Her home was considerably d?am na.ed by the fire, and much of the-ir furniture had Fix this textbe'en dest.ro?yed.

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  34. THE HIGHGATE HILL FIRE EVIDENCE FOR THE PROSECUTION. STRANGE EXPLOSIONS. ALLEGED. PLACE OVER-RUN WITH VERMIN.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Tuesday 12 May 1908 p 4 Article
    Abstract: At the City Police Court this morning, before Mr. W. A. G. Walter, acting P..M., W. J. Fist, on remand, was charged with, on March 24, the wilfully 923 words
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    Mrs. Mary B. , Mills stated she re sided at 28 Cavendish-street, next door ?to No. 32. s The distance between I the houses was about Sft. She remembered the evening of the 24th. She saw the accused that ' evening at about S.30 p.m. He then had a .lighted candle in his hand.' ..She retired abput mid; night,* and shortly after was awakened by: the roaring of fire, the house ;was then well alight. She then ramalong to a friend's house and rang up the fire brigade. During the fire she ' ? Heard two Explosions Similar to bombs Bursting.

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  35. Advertising
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Thursday 23 February 1905 p 6 Advertising
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    IN the MATTER of the Legal . Practi tioners- Act, 1893, s.nd in the Matter , of JOHN BRIER MILLS, of 26 Cavendish-street, Perth, in the State of Western Australia, an articled clerk. NOTICE is Hereby Given that JOHN BRIER MILLS, 'of 26 Cavendish-street, i. Perth, articled clerk, intends to apply to '. the Full Court on Tuesday, the 21st day of March, 1905, or so soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, for admission as a a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

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  36. SOCIAL NOTES.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 26 March 1904 p 9 Article
    Abstract: My Fremantle correspondent writes:—By the kind permission of Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, a delightful garden fete was held on the large and spacious 557 words
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    In addition to the other entertain- ments which are being promoted in aid of the Waifs' Home, Parkerville, ar- rangements are in course of progress for a children's plain and fancy dress hall, which is to be held in St. Alban's Hall, Highgate, on the evening of April 12. A strong committee has been formed to make the necessary arrangements, with Mrs. J. B. Mills as hon. secretary, and Mrs. Hanna as hon. treasurer. The support which has so far been met with shows that the people of Highgate are taking up the cause of the little ones in thorough earnest, and there is good rea- son to hope that the ball will result in a handsome addition to the fund. The ball supper has been promised by a num- ber of ladies, and others are busily en- gaged in selling tickets, which have been fixed at extremely moderate prices. Mrs Mills, whose address is 26 Caven- dish-street, Highgate, states the com- mittee will be glad to receive assistance from all interested in the waifs and work done by the good Sisters of the Church.

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  37. Advertising
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 2 April 1904 p 1 Advertising
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    L OST, on Tuesday night, -ibar Brooch, . set large bluestone in centre; re ward. Mrs. J. B, Mills, 26' Cavendish. et., Hlghgate Hill.

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  38. Family Refutes Alien Rumor
    The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1931 - 1954) Friday 31 May 1940 p 4 Article
    Abstract: A man and his wife living at Marrickville yesterday refuted rumors that they were aliens. They are Mr. and Mrs. G. R. B. 274 words
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    Family Refutes Alien Rumor A man and his wife living at Marrickville yesterday refuted rumors that they were aliens. The.v are Mr. and Mrs. G. R. B. Wil- liams, who have a pottery manufac turing business in Illawarra Road. They trade under the name of Florenz Pottery Pty., Ltd. Mrs. Williams said last night that the name of the company had no doubt given rise to the whispering campaign. Her christian name is Florence, and she explained that the name of the firm had been adapted from it. "In the last week I have heard from shopkeepers nearby that we are thought to he Italians," said Mrs. . Williams. "Yesterday an elderly German woman, who has been in Australia for 35 years, asked me if we were Italians. "From htr tone, I took it that she was giving me a sympathetic warn ing. Aldermen's Visit i'To cap everything, a batch of Mar rickville aldermen visited the factory this morning. "They said they had received a com plaint of the noise in the factory, which has been going for two years without previous objection. "Two admitted that they had heard we were aliens, and were relieved when we told them we were pure Aus tralians." Mrs. Williams said her husband served with the AJ.F. In the 1914-18 war as a lieutenant of artillery, and later with the Royal Field Artillery. Her father was Major J. B. Mills, who was' killed at Gallipoll. "My only, brother Is now with the R.A.AF., and it' hurts to think "t we are looked on with suspicion," 6he added. .

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  39. Advertising
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 30 May 1974 p 4 Advertising
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    Terra-cotta kitchen canisters . . . some fully glazed . . . others have their tops only glazed ... all with heautiful big chunky cork stoppers. We have jars for your herbs and spices ... jars to hold your every need — in all sizes. Colour of the natural clay is a pinky terra-cotta, glazes are orange and yellow. By Florenz Australia. From S2.75.

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  40. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 8 November 1962 [Issue No.91] p 3959 Government Gazette Notices
    Extract: Department of Immigration, Canberra, A.C.T. 15th October. 1962. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION. IT is hereby notified for general information that the ... 1242 words
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    Adams, Irayna, 145 Kilby-road, East Kew, 18.7.62; Amerena, Maria, 73

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    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 25 November 1964 p 8 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: The Chief of the Joint Services Staff, Air Marshal Sir Frederick Scherger, right, presents the Scherger Trophy to Wing Commander J. Adams, representi ... 39 words
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    right, presents the Scherger Trophy to Wing Commander J. Adams, representing the R.A.A.F., at the Federal Golf Club yesterday. The cup is awarded for inter service competition.

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  42. LONDON SUNDAY, N.Z. TOMORROW
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Thursday 13 December 1945 p 9 Article
    Abstract: Five men who left London on Sunday at 5 p.m. reached Guildford airport this morning, are to leave again this afternoon and are expected to reach New ... 248 words
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    LONDON SUNDAY, N.Z. TOMORROW Five men who left London on Sunday at 5 p.m. reached Guild ford airport this morning, are to leave again this afternoon and are expected to reach New Zealand tomorrow afternoon. And two of them had travelled from Bermuda, via Montreal' and Scot land, to connect with this plane in London. Men who saw Perth for a few houjs today were New Zealand Minister for Labour, Mines and Postmaster Genera P. C. Webb; New Zealand Sec retary of Labour H. E. Moston; Mr Webb's private secretary Mr R. E. Kemp and two members of the New Zealand P.M,G. Department, Messrs P. N. Crver and Ti. W. Curtis. ? Messrs Webb, Moston and Kemp are returning to New Zealand from the I.L.O. conference in Paris and Messrs Cryer and Curtis 'from the International Conference in Bermuda. They are, travelling in an R.A.F. Transport Command Skymaster which is to take New Zealand Prime Minister Fraser to the United Nations Con ference, j . . ? . . After leaving London on Sunday the Skymaster called at Rabat Sale (French Morocco). Cairo, Karachi, Ceylon. Cocos Island and then Guild ford. Its only other stop before reaching New Zealand will be Mel bourne. But there it will stay only long enough to refuel. Plane is carrying an augmented crew because of these long hops. Pilot of the plane is also a New Zeala* er. He is Wing Commander J. Adams, of Christchurch, who .ioined the R.A.F. in 1936.

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  43. Officers Will Attend Course
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 2 March 1961 p 20 Article
    Abstract: Two distinguished officers, one in the R.A.A.F. and the other in the Army, have been selected to attend the August 72 words
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    Officers Will Attend Course Two distinguished officers, one in the R.A.A.F. and the other in the Army, have been; selected to attend the August course at the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College at Nor folk, Virginia. They are Lieut. Col. F. W. Cook, D.S.C., M.C., the assistant adjutant and quar termaster general, 1st Divi sion headquarters,. and Wing Commander J. I, Adams, D.F.C., A.F.C., the com manding officer of No. 75 Squadron.

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  44. Big Speed-up in U.S.A. Aeroplane Factories
    The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947) Monday 12 August 1940 p 4 Article
    Abstract: LOS ANGELES, August 10.—During inspections of Pacific coast factories, I saw a huge army of workmen putting final touches to hundreds of warplanes fo ... 741 words
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    Diego, Lockheed, in association with Vega, will soon increase the payroll to 25,000. Wing Commander J. R. Adams, liaison officer for the British Air Ministry, who tests all new types for the R.A.F., told me that the co-operation of United States manufacturers was enthusiastic. The new machines ordered by the R.A.F. have a splendid all-round performance. Lockheed executives and test pilots said that the British orders were sensational and a steady stream of United States war planes will assure supremacy. Cap tain E. Rickenbacker stated that if Britain can hold out till the winter, the war would be won. Mr. Donald Douglas said that his own European experts in form him that the performance of American warplanes now being sent to Britain is superior to that of the Ger man machines. I saw previously un dreamed of numbers of bombers for Britain on the assembly lines in the Douglas factory, side by side with machines for the United States army and air corps. Some types are on the secret list

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  45. AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RESERVE TRANSFERS—OFFICERS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. General (National : 1977 - 1987) Tuesday 6 March 1984 p 894 Government Gazette Appointments And Employment
    Extract: AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE RESERVE TRANSFERS—OFFICERS THE following officers are transferred from the Air Force General Reserve to the Branches indicated of the Air ... 337 words
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    Medical Branch Wing Commander J K Hawkins 0322740, Squadron Leader B A Levant 0311620 Special Duties Branch Wing Commander M B Grove 0220259, Wing Commander J J Dainer 0219992, Wing Commander A E Thorpe 016626, Wing Commander W L Hewett, AE 0211729, Wing Commander J M Hyndes 061297, Wing Commander JAM Pritchard 023919, Wing Commander R R Douglas Ol 11221, Wing Commander K R McCarthy 042207, Wing Commander J R Adams 055761, Wing Commander R G Craigie, A E 025025, Wing Commander R J Cahill 0321962, Squadron Leader T J Quirk 0320861, Squadron

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  46. Kitty Bluett, star of the BBC radio show 'Ray's a Laugh', meets fighter pilot Squadron Leader John 'Bay' Adams DFC, AFC at the Malta base of 78 Fighter Wing RAAF. Miss Bluett and her colleagues ..
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    Kitty Bluett, star of the BBC radio show 'Ray's a Laugh', meets fighter pilot Squadron Leader John 'Bay' Adams DFC, AFC at the Malta base of 78 Fighter Wing RAAF.  Miss Bluett and her colleagues ..
  47. Crafty twist to railway car
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 17 August 1986 p 18 Article
    Abstract: PETER Harves began the Old Coolangalta Pottery Craft Centre in 1978. A refugee from Argyle Art Centre in Sydney, he 506 words
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    Crafty twist to railway car PETER Harvcs began the Old Coolangalta Pottery Craft Cen tre in 1978. A refugee from Argylc Art Centre in Sydney, he bought the land and the run-down 1861 Coolangalta schoolhousc. He repaired the schoolhousc, erected another building in which to pot, and imported a 1902 derelict railway car which he saw lying in the "train graveyard" at Darling Harbour in Sydney. Many said he was mad to pay good money to move the carriage — he had to buy and lay track for it to rest on — but he believed in it and it has paid olT. The dining car, as it now is, has a wonderful atmosphere. The cooking of Mr Harves's wife, Val, might have something to do with that. The dining car serves light meals. "There's no deep-fried food, just light lunches — all nutritious, home-made food," Mr Harvcs said. "And it's served in home-made pottery." One ,can sit peacefully and watch the trees on Mt Coolangatta. Mr Harves added another craft workshop in 1984. Tim VVheeldon moved into it to add leather crafts to the goods on sale in the renovated schoolhousc. The layout and planning of the centre allows visitors to walk around and watch the artists at work. "People can spend about an hour here walking round, perhaps make a few purchases, and then sit down and have a bite to cat or a cup of tea before they leave," Mr Harvcs said. "We're not going to extend any more because I think an hour is about the right amount of time." Mr Harvcs enjoys making large pottery items. One of his specialties is domestic functional pottery. One of the most unusual items is a bathroom sink, complete with fittings. These arc round, and deep enough for a good wash. Various glazes arc available but stark white, with a cobalt blue pat tern, had impact. Unlike many craft ccntrcs, Old Coolangatta's wares arc unique — you will not find.them anywhere else. Dinner sets, planters and serving plates are all individual. The regular cofTcc mugs Mr Harvcs makes are very comfortable and well balanced in the hand, and it is difficult to tip them over. "We keep standard designs and colours in the dinner sets so that people can replace them," he said. John Schunmann, a glass blower and decorator, docs his work inside the schoolhousc. He also came from the Argyle Centre. Mr Harvcs said, "John was travelling around Aus tralia looking for somewhere to settle. He now works solidly six days a week and still has very little stock. His pieces sell very quickly. He docs solid flame work and sand blasting "We all do special orders and one offs. At the moment, I am snowed under with a huge order of coffee mugs for a promotion. We do many promotional orders." The ccntre also welcomes whole sale orders and can supply potters' requisites. It is located 11km cast of Nowra, 1km west of the Shoalhavcn Heads turnoff on the Shoalhavcn Heads Road.

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  48. Discover Shoalhaven History and natural attractions abound
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 8 September 1991 p 9 Article Illustrated
    Abstract: THINGS to do around Nowra: [?] One of the prettiest historic houses around Nowra is Meroogal, built in 1885 for the 537 words
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    Pic : Help Potter Peter Harves at work at the Old Coolangatta Craft Centre.

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  49. Shoalhaven Berry to Durras North Kites catch on
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Sunday 5 June 1994 p 13 Article Illustrated
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    Shoalhaven Berry to Durras North Kites catch on KITE FLYING is one of the fastest growing pastimes involving families from kids to grandparents. Shoalhaven Heads is becoming an important centre for kite flying and a fly-in is held there on the first Sunday every month. This is an activity of the Australian Kiteflyers Society which was formed to foster and encourage the timeless art of kiteflying. The society stages kiting events and competitions. Peter Harves, who with his wife Val runs the Old Coolangatta Pottery Craft Centre, II.8km east of Nowra, is the local contact person for the society. * Peter stocks a range of . kites from the simple to the complicated. An exciting development which Peter has bccome involved with is power flying. In the right conditions specially built three-wheel beach buggies towed by kites can reach 80kmh. The kite-powered buggies are built locally and have been used to travel along Seven-mile Beach from Gerroa to Shoalhaven heads. The craft shop was originally the Coolangatta School, which was established in 1861. Itclosed in 1958 and after many years of neglect was reopened as a craft shop. It houses a large display of pottery, glass, wool and^ handcrafted items. Devonshire teas are served in a restored 1902 rail car and potters and wood workers can be seen at work.

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