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Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

July 28, 1913

There is al­ready con­vinc­ing ev­i­dence that ar­range­ments for the cel­e­bra­tion by Townsville peo­ple of their city’s hav­ing at­tained a half cen­tury of age will at­tract a very large num­ber of visi­tors. The Com­mis­sioner for Rail­ways has to this end au­tho­rised the is­sue of a ta­ble of lib­er­ally re­duced ex­cur­sion fares to Townsville and back from all the sta­tions of the Great North­ern Rail­way sys­tem.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

July 28, 1947

Com­mis­sioner Wil­liam McKen­zie, MC, O B E, of the Sal­va­tion Army, died in Syd­ney at the week­end. As “Fight­ing Mac”, Com­mis­sioner McKen­zie was known to thou­sands of Dig­gers for his courage and kind­ness. He has left a widow, a daugh­ter, Dr Mor­timer, of Rhode­sia and three sons — Don­ald ( Syd­ney), Colin ( Mel­bourne) and Gor­don ( Canada).

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

July 28, 1951

Ear­lier this month the death oc­curred in Ayr of Wil­liam James McLel­lan. Aged 58 years, Mr. McLel­lan had been ill for nearly four years. Although born in Char­ters Tow­ers, he was a mem­ber of one of the Lower Bur­dekin pi­o­neer­ing fam­i­lies. In his youth, he was known through­out the west as an ex­pert horse breaker. In 1911 he be­came State buckjump cham­pion and in 1919 took the North Queens­land ti­tle at Char­ters Tow­ers. Be­fore his ill­ness he was en­gaged for 15 years in sugar farm­ing in the Ayr dis­trict. He is sur­vived by his widow and a daugh­ter.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

July 28, 1954

The sec­ond six- inch re­flec­tor type of te­le­scope to be con­structed in North Queens­land has been com­pleted by an RAAF ser­vice­man, Bob Gray, a mem­ber of the Adult Ed­u­ca­tion as­tron­omy class. Townsville adult ed­u­ca­tion dis­trict or­gan­iser Mr B T Bon­field re­ported on Tues­day the te­le­scope had a mag­ni­fi­ca­tion of 200 di­am­e­ters and was built at a cost of a lit­tle un­der £ 3. The North’s first six- inch type of te­le­scope was the work of Mr G Simp­son. A third is at present be­ing made by Mr N Mick­ells.

Townsville Daily Bul­letin

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