Benalla Standard - 12 August 1913
PUBLIC MEETING AT
A public meeting was held in the Molyullah public hall
on Saturday last. Mr. A. Macdonald being
in the chair. There was a fair
attendance, some sixteen gentlemen being present. The chairman briefly stated the object of
the meeting, which was called for the purpose of discussing telephone
communication from Benalla to Molyullah and Upper Ryan’s Creek receiving offices,
and to receive correspondence from Mr. Ahern, M.P. Mr. S.S. McFadzean was
appointed secretary. Mr. Jas. Holden, the convener of the meeting, said
that he had received certain communications from Mr. Ahern, M.P., and he
thought it was best to call a public meeting and lay the matter before the
public. He considered that if telephone
communication were established between Benalla and this district it would
certainly be a boon to the residents, and that as he had always had the desire
to see the district progress, he was always ready to assist with money or
otherwise. He was now prepared to give
his cheque for £30 towards this movement. Mr. G. Herring also spoke at some length on the
matter, and thought that steps should be taken to hold a meeting at Lurg with a
view of getting them to co-operate with Molyullah. Messrs. T. Sumner, J. Payne, W. Ginnivan, W.
Heywood, and W. Tremayne also spoke in favor of the matter.
After some further discussion the following
resolutions were put to the meeting and carried unanimously:-
the residents of this district desire telephone communication from Benalla to
Molyullah and Upper Ryan’s Creek receiving offices. That the sum of £120 6/3, as required by the
department be raised by subscription. That the secretary write to the department, asking if
anyone along the route could have a private wire if the line were erected on
trees and poles. That the secretary write to the department, asking
that an officer be sent up to report, as the route had been slightly altered. A subscription list was opened in the room, and over
L50 was collected. It
was decided that Messrs. W. Heywood, G. Herring, J. Holden, and W. Ginnivan be
appointed to collect.
The following were then nominated to act as a
committee, with power to add to their number :- Messrs. Holden, Herring,
McFadzean, Ginnivan, Sumner, Payne, Heywood, Ryan, Bamford, Blackburne, and A.
MacDonald. All the gentlemen nominated
with the exception of Mr. Blackburne.
Benalla Standard - 13 April 1917
The sports at Molyullah on Easter Monday were
well attended considering the unsettled state of the weather. About £17 was taken at the gates, and £8 at
the dance at night. It is expected about
£20 will be the amount of profit to be handed to the British Red Cross
funds. The ladies of the district
provided the refreshments for the dance and also undertook the refreshment
booth during the day, the profits from this going into the sports account, and
it proved a decided success both financially and from a patron’s point of view. The horse and pedestrian events were well
contested, the largest entry being 13 for the Handicap Trot, several others
being close up. The following were the
Tilting at the Ring – H.
Ryan 1, W. Ryan and J. Murphy (divided) 2.
Local Maiden Leg Chop - B.
Brown 1, T. Barnett 2.
Local Bicycle Race - H.
Westwood 1, J. Elliott 2
Sheffield Handicap - D.J. Nolan 1, S. J. Smith 2
Open Hunters - D. W. Heaney’s Baron and
L. Wallace’s Queenie divided
Pony Hunters - D. W. Heaney’s Alice and
L. Wallace’s Queenie divided
Breaking Eggs - H. Sumner
Novelty Pony Race - Jackson’s Melba 1, J. Lych’s Cow Boy 2
Hack Race - J. Green’s Molyalla 1, G.
Griffiths’ Rung In 2
Handicap Trot - C. Waters’ Harold Boy 1,
C. Lees’ Clariaco 2
260 Yards Handicap - D. J. Nolan 1, T. J. Nolan 2
Ladies' Driving - Miss Asbury and Mrs. A. Bamford divided
Girls under 6 - M. Heywood 1, I. Ginnivan
2, V. Dosser 3
Boys under 8 - A. Brooker 1, F. Ginnivan
2, R. Redding 3
Girls under 8 - E. Dosser 1, M. Ginnivan
Boys under 10 - J. Lynch 1, R. Lee 2, A.
Boys under 12 - H. Dosser 1, L. Bell 2,
V. Gardiner 3
Girls under 12 - M. Sumner 1, D. Varcoe 2,
M. Egan 3
Boys under 14 - F. Plant 1, R. Lee 2
Girls under 14 - V. Egan 1, D. Varcoe 2,
M. Egan 3
Boys' Race, 200 yds - L. Bell 1, F. Plant 2, R. Lee 3"