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The Advertiser Hurstbridge 11 December 1931


Mr. R. G. Casey, D.S.O., M.C., M.A., is contesting the Corio seat as an U.A.P. candidate, He is 41 years of age and was born in Brisbane. He was educated at Melbourne C. of E. Grammar School and Trinity College. He took an honors degree in engineering. He enlisted at the outbreak of the war and was evacuated with illness in September, 1915. He turned to France in January, 1916, and was awarded the D.S.O. in 1918. He was elected as liaison officer in 1924.

The Sydney Morning Herald 12 December 1932


One Man Drowned.


When four men, who had been on a fishing excursion on Corio Bay, were endeavouring to raise anchor this morning, a strong northerly wind caught the sail of their boat and overturned it, throwing them into the sea. One of the men was drowned and the others were rescued by three youths, who courageously put out in a flat-bottomed boat.

Thomas Joseph Milley, 34, single, coach painter, of Lonsdale-strect, South Geelong, was drowned, and Joseph Henry Batterham, 30, storekeeper and postmaster at Corio, Andrew Doyle, 28, single, distillery worker, of North Shore, and Joseph Graham, 39, married, distillery worker, of North Shore, were rescued.

The Argus Melbourne 13 November 1933


Rider Seriously Injured

About midnight on Saturday Thomas Campbell, aged 30 years, of Latrobe terrace, Geelong was admitted to the Geelong Hospital in a critical condition suffering from a possible fracture of the skull, fractured light arm and left leg, broken nose, concussion and shock. Campbell was riding a horse belonging to Mr. W Evans of North Shore to North Shore and when near the Separation street bridge on the Melbourne road collided with a motor-car driven by Mr. L. B. Sheridan of Moorabool street Geelong The horse was killed outright. Mr. Sheridan was treated at the hospital for a cut hand.

The Argus Melbourne 12 December 1933


The North Geelong police, who are seeking to trace the motor cyclist who, after knocking down an elderly man at North Shore on Saturday, failed to stop, have so far been unsuccessful. James Shanahan, aged 73 years, a resident of North Shore, the victim of the accident, was admitted to the Geelong and District Hospital suffering from a possible fracture of the base of the skull.

The Argus 30 January 1934


Entangled In Net

Fishing off north shore on Monday J. Larkins and C. Singleton were unable to raise their net. They obtained assistance and the combined efforts of the men resulted in portion of the net being raised to the surface. The men were amazed to see entangled in the net a 14-foot shark. The monster struggled violently and broke away. Several sharks have been seen in the bay during the last week.

Camperdown Chronicle 5 April 1934



Fatal injuries were sustained by Dorothy Alan Kraefft, aged 11 years and 8 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Kraefft, of Walls street Camperdown, in a terrible accident that occurred about 6.30 o'clock on Monday night a few miles on the Melbourne side of Geelong. The car, which was driven by Mr. Kraefft, crashed into the rear of a stationary motor truck on Prince's Highway near the Ford Motor Company's works at North Shore. The car, containing Mr. and Mrs. Kraefft, their two daughters, and Mrs. E. Carlyon, was returning to Camperdown at the conclusion of the Easter break, and the collision occurred in driving rain which had been getting steadily heavier since early afternoon. Visibility was extremely bad, and it seems that the driver did not see the form of the stationary truck until it loomed up right in front of him. He swerved to the right to avoid it but struck the rear portion of it. The child, who was sitting at the left hand side of the front seat with her father and mother, received almost the full force of the impact and was struck by the tail-board of the truck, which crashed through the windscreen and almost decapitated her. The truck, which was on its correct side of the road, was in charge of G. T. Anderson, of Donnelly avenue, North Shore, who conducts a goods service between Geelong and Melbourne. The car was damaged and Mr. Kraefft hurried the injured child to the truck which, immediately set off for Geelong with, the two of them. At the Separation street bridge, the petrol supply gave out, and a passing motorist, Mr. Robert Jones, of Geelong, was hailed. The injured child and Mr. Kraefft transferred to his car and set off for the Geelong Hospital. When turning from Keera street into Mercer street, the car driven by Mr. Jones came into collision with another car driven by Mr. W. H. Mayman, of Coburg, who was returning from a holiday. The impact caused considerable damage to Mr. Mayman's car and also damaged that containing the injured girl. The Geelong ambulance then came to their assistance and conveyed them to the hospital. The child was dead on arrival. The news of the tragic occurrence was received in Camperdown with the deepest regret, and very general and sincere sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Kraefft in their great bereavement.

The Geelong Advertiser December 1, 1934



Sir, - It is with the sympathy of many Drumcondra residents that I wish to make a complaint through the medium of your paper. Are we to have our summer spoiled by the nauseating odors of “boiling down” that waft across the bay from North Shore? In these days of scientific and chemical development surely a means of absorbing these odors is not an impossibility. Geelong will be soon known as “Footscay the Second” if this occurs every warm day. – Yours, etc., “DRUMCONDRA”

Sir, - Residents of North Geelong are wondering how much longer they must put up with the vile odors to which they are subjected owing to the activities of various industrial enterprises in the vicinity.

In particular, the intensely foul and foetid smell apparently emanating from the Freezing Works is nauseating and is becoming more intense and widesp

read. In fact, already it can be noted in the centre of the city itself.

Apparently it is “nobody’s business” to see that steps are taken to minimise this nuisance; but if something is not done soon, this fair city which so prides itself on its civic spirit and which has successfully thrown off the old title of “Sleepy Hollow” will only exchange it for an equally obnoxious one such as the “City of Smells”.

No doubt someone will retort that there is nothing deleterious to health in the disgusting smell, and will point out the fact that the men working among such odors are quite healthy. But such evidence is poor consolation to those citizens who are so nauseated as to be unable to eat their meals.

Undoubtedly any private citizen who left offal about until it caused offence to his neighbours would promptly have steps taken against him by the Public Health Department, council, or some such body. Here we have large concerns laying down a “smell barrage” over a considerable area, yet no steps appear to be taken to counter the nuisance.

The fumes are particularly unbearable in hot weather when, of course, they are most intense. During hot nights people are almost gasping for breath and longing for a cool breeze; instead the north wind presents them with puffs of smell-laden air which fill the houses until, by morning, every corner of the dwelling is full of the stench. Only those with strong stomachs are able to partake of breakfast. The lucky ones whose work takes them out of the affected area hasten away, while the unfortunate ones who must remain at home or in the neighbourhood, anxiously scan the sky and pray for a change of wind.

It is to be hoped that Authority will move in this matter, and that steps will quickly be taken to check a nuisance which is rapidly becoming a menace to the City of Geelong as a whole. – Yours, etc.,


The Geelong Advertiser December 3, 1934



Sir, - Re the above emanating from the locality of North Shore, as stated in a letter of Saturday’s issue of the “Geelong Advertiser” under the nom de plume of “Drumcondra” I hasten to correct such a misleading and defamatory statement in fairness to the locality we pride as the coming “St Kilda of the South”.

If the writer had made a little more accurate observation he would have found these arise from the works at North Geelong and not North Shore. At present this locality possesses only two large industries, i.e., the Ford Motor Works and the Phosphate Cooperative Company of Australia, the latter being in no way responsible for any objectionable odours that even the local residents may take exception to. – Your, etc.


‘Waione’ North Shore

Sir, - In reply to correspondent “Eau-de-Cologne” he complains about one of the obvious signs of industry. If no smell or other signs of industry were to be seen, then I presume “Eau-de-Cologne” would be the first to complain about the unemployment.

The industry in question is the means of keeping hundreds of Geelong men in employment. Would “Eau-de-Cologne” see these men walking the streets just to satisfy his weak stomach.

As a constant visitor to Geelong I have yet to find any signs that “Eau-de-Cologne” complains of to mar that fine city.

My advice to “Eau-de-Cologne” is that the works he complains of are a means of solving the world’s greatest problem of today – employing the unemployed. – Yours etc.


The Geelong Advertiser 1 December 1934



Despite the uncertainty that prevailed during the afternoon as to whether the Utility Fete would be held in view of the weather, the function commenced as intended last evening. Notwithstanding the difficulties he had to overcome, Mr F. C. Holden, M.L.A., attended and formally opened the fete, which has been arranged by the various organisations connected with the church. The fete will be continued today when there will be two sessions at 2.30 and 7 p.m.


North Shore Cricket Club picnic will be held at Torquay on Sunday, December 2. ‘Bus leaves 10 o’clock.


The s.s. Triona, with a cargo of Nauru rock phosphate, berthed at Lascelles Wharf on Tuesday. She discharged a large portion of her cargo before moving across to Corio Quay, where the balance of her cargo was discharged.


The North Shore Band of Hope met in their new meeting hall last week, which place they hope to furnish at an early date.


Following several hot days, the weather broke on Thursday, when thunderstorms, accompanied by heavy rain, were prevalent. Heavy continued rain, followed by cold weather, was experienced yesterday, but no damage has been reported.


North Shore v Chilwell Footballers.

In the above match, North Shore scored a total of 133 runs in their first innings. Their opponents’ score stands at no wickets for ?3 runs. Whether the second day’s play takes place today depends on the weather conditions.


Three scholars were successful in gaining their merit certificates at the local school however several have to sit for another test to complete their passes.


The footballers held a fancy dress ball at the school on Wednesday last, the proceeds from which are to go to the school Mothers’ Club funds for a Christmas treat for the children.

The Argus Melbourne 20 April 1935


Harry Smyth, aged 30 years, of Austin terrace, Newtown, was knocked off a bicycle by a motor-truck on the Melbourne road, North Shore, on Thursday evening. He was admitted to the hospital suffering from head injuries.

When two motor-cycles collided on the Melbourne road, North Shore, on Thursday evening Mary Timney, aged 21 years, of Myrtle grove, North Shore, a passenger in a sidecar of one of the machines, suffered a fractured jaw, concussion, and lacerations. She was admitted to hospital.

The Argus Melbourne 18 November 1935


The Geelong police are seeking the whereabouts of Frances Veronica Story, who has been missing from her home at North Shore since November 8. On that day Mrs. Story told her children that she was going for a walk but she did not return. It is considered that she might have gone to the country and accepted employment, She is aged 31years, 5ft 7in high, solidly built, dark brown hair. She was wearing a navy blue costume, and an orange jumper with zig-zag stripes across the front, and a navy blue close-fitting hat

The Argus Melbourne 21 December 1935


Odours From Log Ponds

Ill-odours arising from the log ponds at North Shore were discussed by the Corio Shire Council at its last meeting, when it was decided to ask the Harbour Trust to have the nuisance abated. At yesterday's meeting of the council the trust advised that the question was under consideration. Mr. D. Collis supplemented the information from the trust by saying that as soon as the essential port works were sufficiently advanced steps would be taken to have the log ponds reclaimed.

The council granted permission to the Phosphate Co-operative Company of Australia to remove four cottages from the Elcho Estate to near the company's works at North Shore.

ith about 200 tons of heavy machinery for the Ford Motor Co of Australia, the motor ship Sawokla arrived from New York on Wednesday. To load 7,500 tons of wheat for the Victorian Wheatgrowers Corporation at the bulk handling plant, the motor ship Vinemoor reached Geelong from Dunedin (N.Z.) on Wednesday. The vessel will load for Europe.


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