July 7, 1913
Yesterday was an exceptionally busy day at the railway station, no fewer than five excursion trains arriving. Of these, three were from Charters Towers, carrying 1000 passengers, one from Ravenswood with 250 and the fifth from Ayr with 750 – a total of 2000. The Wollowra on her last trip brought from south an oil traction engine weighing 12 tons, which was landed on the jetty under the big crane on Friday. The tractor which is consigned to Bartlams Ltd., is for Messrs F. G. White and Co, at Lerida station, and is understood to be the largest of the kind landed here. The school of instruction in physical exercise for State school teachers, which has been conducted by Lieutenant Ruddle at Magnetic Island during the past fortnight, concluded on Saturday, when over 30 male teachers who had been taking part returned to town on their way back to their respective homes.