Mo­ments in print

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

July 21, 1915 Ross River Meat Works yesterday put through 808 head of cat­tle, which ex­ceeds last year’s high­est to­tal by 100, and is claimed to be a record for Aus­tralia. As the cat­tle prob­a­bly av­er­aged £ 10 per head, the fac­tory han­dled over £ 8000 worth for the day.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

July 21, 1916 Mr J. B. Is­ley. ex- In­spec­tor of Po­lice, died on Wed­nes­day night in Syd­ney. Mr Is­ley re­tired on a pen­sion many years ago, and was about 60 years of age. The ac­tion of the Cham­ber of Com­merce in protest­ing against the erec­tion of a fish trap on the Strand will meet with gen­eral ap­proval. Surely the Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial who granted the li­cence could not have been aware of the site to be used. Con­sid­er­ing there are hun­dreds of miles of coast near Townsville on the main­land and is­lands, it would not be too much to ask the author­i­ties to for­bid the erec­tion of fish traps be­tween the north bank of Ross River and Kiss­ing Point. Fish­ing is a healthy and in­ex­pen­sive recre­ation and a small reser­va­tion, such as sug­gested, would be ap­pre­ci­ated by an­glers. Ross Creek should also be in­cluded as a place where no fish traps should be al­lowed.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

July 21, 1923 For some years past the ques­tion of a form of me­mo­rial for Townsville sol­diers who fell in the war has been un­der con­sid­er­a­tion ... fi­nally it was de­cided that the me­mo­rial take the form of a mon­u­ment in the Strand Park. Com­pet­i­tive de­signs were called for and one se­lected. On Thurs­day night an in­ter­est­ing cer­e­mony took place, when the foun­da­tion stone was laid by the Mayor, Ald. W H Green, in the pres­ence at a large gath­er­ing of cit­i­zens. The site of the me­mo­rial is in that por­tion of the park fronting the Cus­toms House, and con­crete foun­da­tions were put in re­cently.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

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