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The Courier-Mail Brisbane 19 June 1941


MELBOURNE, Wednesday.— The British Phosphate Commissioners have advised the Australian Red Cross Society that 32 members of the crews of the Triadic, Triaster, and Triona, which were sunk last year by Nazi raiders off Nauru, were prisoners of war in Germany.

They are at Stalag (prisoner of war camp). Other members of the crews of the Triadic and Triona were included in 333 people marooned by a Nazi Pacific raider on Emirau Island, north of New Guinea, who passed through Brisbane on January 4 on their way to Sydney. These people were first sighted on Emirau Island by New Zealand planes searching for the lost Rangitane.

Next-of-kin have been advised that the following are prisoners at Stalag:

TRIADIC— C. E. A. Bliss, second officer, 4 Moore Street, Hawthorn, Vic: S. R. Young, third officer, 43 Barker Street, Maryborough, Vic; W. J. C. McFarlane. chief engineer, 70 Prince Albert Street, Mosman, N.S.W.; D. H. Singleton, second engineer, 13 Dallas Avenue, Oakleigh, Vic; G. N. Kersey, fourth engineer, 706 Neal Street. Ballarat, Vic; E. H. Dennis, chief steward, 43 Queen Street, Alberton, S.A.; R. J. Swann. wireless officer, care Amal gamated Wireless, 47 York Street, Sydney; J. Charlesworth, fifth engineer, 14 Lynden Street, Camberwell East, Vic; V. G. Marks, sixth engineer, 44 Cheltenham Road, Cheltenham.

TRIASTER.— A. Rhodes, master, 14 Sandham Court, Elsternwick, Vic; J. Stott. chief englneer, 3 Wells Street, Frankston, Vic; V. Wilson, second officer, 38 Normanby Street, Middle Brighton; J. Fowles, third officer, 9 Elm Grove, McKlnnon, Vic; S. Kersey, chief engineer, 320 Beaconsfleld Parade, St. Kilda; J. Douglas, second engineer, New Lyndoch Street, Greenock; K. W. Goodridge, fourth engineer, Morwell Bridge P.O. or 38 Elphin Grove, Glenferrie, Vic; A. D. McDonald, fifth engineer, 4 Albert Crescent, Surrey Hills; B. Spencer, sixth engineer, Ballan P.O., Vic; S. T. Dockendorf, seventh engineer, 10 Cochrane Street, Brighton, Vic; J. Armstrong, electrician. 3 Brandon Terrace, Belfast, North Ireland: W. P. Robinson, chief steward, 270 St. Kilda Road, Brighton; J. Fraser, member of Ocean Island staff, North Shore P.O., via Geelong, Victoria.

TRIONA - J. E. Hughes, master, Barwon Heads, Geelong, Vic; J. E. Semmens, chief officer, St. James Buildings, 539 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic; J. Bowran, chief engineer, 8 Collins Street, Essendon, Vic; G. M. Taylor, second engineer, Narooma Flats, Broadway, Elwood: A. McKinna, third engineer, 57 Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale: F. K. Sutton, third officer, care Dookie Agricultural College: A. W. Roger, chief steward, 4 Woodville Street, Hurstville, Sydney; R. M. Rees, wireless officer, care Amalgamated Wireless or 10 Craigmore Street, Darling.

The Argus Melbourne 12 August 1941


GEELONG, Monday. — There has been no settlement of the strike at the Ford annexe, in which more than 200 members of the Federated Ironworkers Association are involved. It is alleged by the men that 2 workers, who were union delegates, had been victimised, and a demand was made that they be reinstated in the positions they held formerly.

Mr. W. Montgomery, organiser of the association, said today that a meeting of the combined unions had been called to consider the matter. Pickets were placed at the annexe this morning, but there has not been any trouble.

An official of the Ford Company said this afternoon that the annexe operated throughout the day with a skeleton staff, which was composed of workers who did not consider themselves affected by the ironworkers' decision.

At a meeting of the Geelong Trades Hall Council tonight Mr. D. Ryan, secretary, was directed to make it clear that the dispute had not been placed in the hands of the Geelong Trades Hall disputes committee.

The Argus Melbourne 28 August 1941



In the city court yesterday William Stanley Moss, Anakie rd., Lovely Banks, was committed for trial at the Court of General Sessions on September 3, on a charge of the larceny of a gun valued at £10/10/. Andrew Robertson, of Inverleigh, identified a gun produced in court. Detective Burrows said he interviewed Moss on August 21 about a gun found in Moss's house. Moss said that he had found the gun against a fence when in the country. Moss gave sworn evidence to this effect, and he was supported by Norman Blackney, of North Shore. Moss was admitted to bail. An unlawful possession charge against Moss was adjourned till Friday.

The Argus Melbourne 9 October 1941



Mr. F. G. H. Ritchie, deputy coroner, yesterday held an inquest into the death of Thomas Stewart McKenzie, 50, railway shunter, St. Albans rd., East Geelong. On September 5 McKenzie was engaged in shunting operations at the Phosphate Co.'s siding at North Shore when he slipped and a truck went over his legs, both of which were amputated. He died in the Geelong Hospital a week later. A finding was recorded that death was due to injuries accidentally received when he slipped and fell under the wheels of a truck.


The Argus Melbourne 3 November 1941


GEELONG, Sunday. — In connection with the dispute at the Ford annexe, the stopwork meeting of the Iron Workers' Union called for to- morrow morning has been cancelled.

The industrial disputes committee of the Trades Hall will consider the matter tomorrow night.

The Argus Melbourne 4 November 1941


The Ford Motor Company has lifted the prohibition subject to certain limitations on employees smoking while at working positions at the company’s works at North Shore. The concession came into operation last Friday. The company states that its objective in permitting the men to smoke while working is to help to relieve the strain on employees working long hours.

The Argus Melbourne 28 March 1942


The cyclist who received fatal injuries in a head-on collision with a taxicab on the Melbourne rd, North Shore, last night, was identified yesterday. He was Charles A. G. Addison, 46, cooper, of North Shore. Addison was married with 2 children, and was in the employ of the Corio distillery.

The Argus Melbourne 28 July 1943


JOHNSON.- On July 27, at Geelong, Christiania, loved wife of the late Thomas Johnson, of Station street. North Shore, Geelong, and loving mother of Sarah (Mrs. A. Walker), Christina (Mrs. J. T. O'Brien), and Frederick (Exchange Hotel, Horsham), aged 90 years. –

In God's keeping.

The Argus Melbourne 10 November 1944


WARD.- On November 9 (suddenly), at North Shore, Geelong, Charles Francis, dearly loved husband of Ruby I. Ward, and loving father of Robin, loved eldest son of the late John F. and Mary C. Ward, brother of George and Cecil (deceased), aged 47 years. - At rest.


WARD. - The Friends of the late CHARLES FRANCIS WARD are respectfully Invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Geelong Eastern Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the Ernest H. King and Co private chapel. 187 Moorabool street, Geelong, after a service commencing at 10.15 a.m. TOMORROW (Saturday). ERNEST H. KING & Co. Geelong 1122.

The Argus Melbourne 12 December 1944


GEELONG, Mon: A tribute to the memory of the late Mr. R. Jennings, former master of the junior school of Geelong Grammar School at Corio from 1914 to 1941, was paid by old boys of the school throughout Australia when they presented to the school a portrait in oils of Mr. Jennings by Captain Dargie, an official war artist. A tablet is to be placed in the senior school to commemorate Mr. Jennings' work.


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