On 16 May 1923, at the Penguin Police Court, George Dick was summoned by Senior Constable Button, who found him on Riana Road, riding a wagon without reins. George admitted that the reins were not in his hands, “which would make a man look a fool,” but were fastened to the breeching of the shafter within reach of the driver. The Bench considered he had not full control of the horses and therefore imposed a fine of 10 shillings.
THE MYSTERY MAN
Today I received several enquiries as to who the mystery man was in the banner of the new webpage, Your Gallery. The mystery man is Herbert Andrew Poke, fourth son of Luke Poke and Elizabeth Withnall, born in 1884. The before and after images can be seen below.
IS THAT REALLY YOU?
About six months ago I published a blog, Lunch Fit for a Queen, which included two photos from Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the Tasmanian northwest in 1954. I now include two more photos in the hope that there may be at least one recognisable face among the crowd. Were you there in 1954?
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Killara on Stowport Road near Burnie (Spurling 1918). Names associated with the property include N M Harrison, Thomas Pressland Cowle, Herbert Haywood and William Boatwright.
RELATED TO THE BEST FAMILY?
Perhaps some clarification would be useful here.
Three photos as seen below were published side by side in the Weekly Courier in November 1917. The first two are said to be the recently deceased George Best, and the third is of Charles Best.
RELATED TO THE BINGHAM FAMILY?
Below is a photo of a family gathering at Spalford to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of John Bingham and Mary Ann Crawford, seated at centre. The celebration took place in March 1917. Can anyone identify the rest of the family members?
PERILS OF THE DEEP
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