Albury Banner and Wodonga Express

(From a Correspondent.)

18 May 1923

Writing of the centenary of Dr. Dunmore Lang, Mr. George Clout, a Tumut pioneer, says that the doctor visited Gundagai in 1845, on his way from Port Phillip to Sydney. The town then consisted of 13 houses and 87 inhabitants. Darbalara, at which the doctor called on that occasion, was one of the first places occupied by the whites after the Hume and Hovell expedition in 1824-25. One, Warby, had a station there when Captain Stuart started on his expedition down the Murrumbidgee and the Murray to the sea in 1829.

G. Moore, the ex-South Sydney player, has arrived to coach the district football club. C. Hordler is already at Tumut, and P. Regan at Cootamundra. These three clubs promise keen rivalry for the Maher Challenge Cup, which at present is in the possession of Cootamundra.

The death occurred at her home, Gundagai, on Friday night of a very old resident, Mrs. D. O' Sullivan. Deceased was born at Campbelltown in 1842 and came to Gundagai in 1863. On May 18, 1872, she was married to the late Mr. D. O'Sullivan, who predeceased her by about five years. Forty five years ago the family came to Tumut, where for a time the husband carried on a shoemaking business, after wards returning ta Gundagai. The surviving children are:- Mrs. Clayton (Bowral), Charles (Palmiston, N.Z.), Ephraim (Gundagai), Mrs. R. Smith (Gundagai), and Percival (Tumut).

At the Gundagai Police Court Alfred Bull, aged 27, was charged with having wilfully killed seven ewes and wethers with intent to steal the skins thereof, the property of the estate of Alfred Oswald Howse. Bull was further charged with killing one wether, the property of J.J. Grubb, Bongongolong, with intent to steal the skin thereof. Accused was committed for trial at Gundagai Quarter Quarter Sessions on May 28. Bail was allowed, self in 80, and two sureties of 40 each.

Ploughing operations have been begun, since the rain, and sowing of land previously fallowed and disced up has been made practicable.

Some very nice specimens were obtained from the Big Ben development gold mine recently. The reef is now being stopped at the 50ft. level, and is over 2ft. 6in. in wide, going north, and prospects well over 50oz.