Snippets from the archive: 100 years ago

September 1908 will be the last update to this page.

Snippets are now available through the 'On This Day' feature of the Australian Newspapers service accessible through Trove.

September 1908

 

Murchison Advocate, 12 September 1908


 

The Murchison Advocate, 26 September 1908


 

Albury Daily News, 5 September 1908


 

Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 12 September 1908

 


 

August 1908

 

The Wagga Advertiser, 6 August 1908.


 

The Wagga Advertiser, 15 August 1908


 

The Wangaratta Chronicle, 13 August 1908


 

The Wangaratta Chronicle, 13 August 1908

 


 

July 1908

 

Sydney Daily Telegraph, 2 July 1908


 

Personal and Missing Friends, Sydney Daily Telegraph, 7 July 1908


 

Sydney Daily Telegraph, 8 July 1908


 

Shoalhaven and Nowra News, 4 July 1908

 

June 1908

 

Why the brigade didn't go, The Sydney Star, 2 June 1908


 

Ostrich farm, The Dubbo Liberal, 13 June 1908

 

May 1908

 

Abusive Language, The West Australian, 7 May 1908


 

Phrenologist, The West Australian, 8 May 1908

 

April 1908

 

Death after eating Quinces, Adelaide Advertiser, 1 April 1908


 

Servant's wages, Adelaide Advertiser, 3 April 1908


 

Equestriennes, Queanbeyan Age, 3 April 1908


 

Tenders for Music, Queanbeyan Age, 14 April 1908

 

March 1908

 

Encourage local enterprise, Port Fairy Gazette, 3 March 1908


 

Pony races, Port Fairy Gazette, 6 March 1908


 

Local and General news, Port Fairy Gazette, 6 March 1908


 

Brief news, Port Fairy Gazette, 13 March 1908

 

February 1908

 

election notice, Brisbane Courier Mail, Feb 1908

ELECTION NOTICE

Queenslanders would do well to note these facts. At the present moment there are 137 candidates out stumping this good country from the Pacific Ocean to the border, talking tons to the square inch as to how the country should be governed. Now, if every one of these orators were to allow one half-hour in all their addresses to educate the people up to the point of consuming the goods manufactured in Queensland, their own country (especially REFEREE, the locally made tobacco), they would be doing a dead certain good to the people. They would only have to demonstrate the fact that Queenslanders are sending away from Queensland every year £ 5,500,000, the yearly smoke bill, every penny of which would be retained as a result of this half-hour's help, and Queensland would be saved from the fate of being a dependency of Melbourne and Sydney through the people standing up for the goods made in their own country, by their own people. Then these 137 men could honestly say they had done good to Queensland, as the £ 5,500,000 would be spent in smoking REFEREE, the local tobacco, and no other.

Yours truly, QUEENSLANDER.

Brisbane Courier Mail, 3 February 1908, p.7


 

excerpt from the Bulletin, Feb 1908

It was at the expense of Justice Owen, just retired from the N.S.W. Bench, that Julian Salomons got off one of his acrid remarks. Salomons was going to argue a matter before the Full Court, and an attendant staggered in with a barrow-load of books, which he set out in front of the K.C. "What, S'Julian! Going to quote from all those?" said Owen, pleasantly. "Not if you Honor knows the law," answered the privileged freelance, just as pleasantly. But, though there was pleasantness all round, the subject was allowed to drop suddenly.

The Bulletin, 20 February 1908, p.18

 


 

January 1908

 

wanted to buy: jewellery, teeth of all kinds: excerpt from the Melbourne Herald, 1908

WANTED TO BUY

A.-Old jewellery, teeth of all kinds; best price; parcels received. Payment of P.O. order same day. A Mitchell, 179 Russell street, city.

The Melbourne Herald, 7 January 1908, p.5


Bendigo Gold Stealers - snippet from Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 1908

BENDIGO GOLD STEALERS

A bitter controversy is raging in the Bendigo press concerning the Rev. Worrall's remarks on the gold stealing question. A leading member of the Miners' Association has taken an active part in the controversy, and in his last letter challenges the clergyman to fight under Marquis of Queensberry rules for L100 a-side and gate money; the whole of the money to be handed to the Watson Fund started in the city today.

Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 4 January 1908, p.4


 

snippet about Melbourne abstinence society, in Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 1908

According to the City Court representative of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, the new method of dealing with persons charged with drunkenness by allowing an offender a chance after he had signed the pledge was working well. Since October 1, when the system was adopted, 750 persons had signed the pledge, and only 121 had broken it. "That shows that some good is being effected by the system," said Mr Creswell, P.M., who thought it a far better method than that of sending the offenders to gaol.

Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 4 January 1908, p.5