The following is an excerpt from a news item that appeared in the Tasmanian Mail dated 21 July 1900:
The attendance at the social was very numerous. Three relays of the supper table had to be made with accommodation for 50 guests at each relay. The proceedings were presided over by the Reverend R Penty, who, in presenting a purse of 14 sovereigns to the happy couple, took the opportunity to explain the meaning of a silver, golden and a diamond wedding, and alluded to the rarity of the latter; he congratulated the bride and bridegroom upon their having attained such a green [great] old age together, and wishing them many future celebrations of the day. The bridegroom suitably and feelingly replied.
Mr and Mrs Dobson were amongst the earliest settlers in the Circular Head and Rocky Cape districts, where they have resided for the past 58 years; besides themselves only Mr C O'Connor remains of the earliest pioneers.
A lengthy programme of songs and dances wound up one of the most pleasant reunions ever held at Rocky Cape, the bride signalising the occasion by dancing the Alberts from beginning to end.
The committee, Miss Dallas, Messrs J Bauchop, A Boys and H Rockwell, worked most energetically to make the gathering a success. While the thanks of the guests are due to them, as also to Mrs E Boys and Mr H Boys, for their attention to the visitors, and generally in securing so successful a meeting.
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