Body found in Auck­land Creek

The Observer - - YOUR SAY - PAULETTE FLINT

1922: A sen­sa­tion was caused this morn­ing by the dis­cov­ery in Auck­land Creek of the body of Mr Stephen James Bull (sec­re­tary of the Glad­stone Har­bour Board).

Some of the men em­ployed on the new ex­ten­sion at Auck­land Point, no­ticed the board’s of­fice door open, the sec­re­tary’s coat hang­ing on the wall, and his spec­ta­cles on the ta­ble, but no sign of him could be found.

A lit­tle while later his body was dis­cov­ered held by the lead­ing line of a boat moored in Auck­land Creek.

The de­ceased had been suf­fer­ing from an af­fec­tion of the lungs, and was sub­ject to vi­o­lent fits of cough­ing.

‘‘ THE DE­CEASED HAD BEEN SUF­FER­ING FROM AN AF­FEC­TION OF THE LUNGS, AND WAS SUB­JECT TO VI­O­LENT FITS OF COUGH­ING.

It is pre­sumed that he had an at­tack this morn­ing, and fell over the side of the jetty. He was un­able to swim.

The de­ceased was 54 years of age and resided at the Grand Ho­tel. His wife pre­de­ceased him three years ago.

1941: The an­nual fete and sale of work held un­der the aus­pices of the Women’s Aux­il­iary of the RSSAILA took place in the Dig­gers’ Hall on Fri­day.

The var­i­ous stalls were taste­fully dec­o­rated and the busi­ness of buy­ing and sell­ing was car­ried on briskly dur­ing the af­ter­noon.

The func­tion was of­fi­cially opened by Mr PA Friend, who re­ferred to the good work of the Aux­il­iary in as­sist­ing the League, and he con­grat­u­lated the stall­hold­ers.

Photo: John Ox­ley Li­brary

AS WE WERE: View look­ing to­wards Auck­land Creek, circa 1916.

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