Adelong Banquet Pioneer
1900 - COUNTRY NEWS. - BANQUET TO PIONEERS. - ADELONG, Friday.
A banquet attended by persons who had resided in the district over 30 years was held at the Royal Hotel yesterday. Thirty pioneers attended. Some of them were miners here 40 years ago.
It showed that Mr. Wilkinson, of Yallowin station, in 1839 resided at Gilmore Creek and witnessed the distressing drought of that year. The creeks were all dried up and the Murrumbidgee was dry on the sand beaches above Gundagai.
Mr. Ferguson, who was in charge of stock where Adelong now stands, had to take stock to Kiandra for grass and water.
Mr. W. Bridle settled in Tumut in 1848, when what is now Wain street was covered with stringybark timber and scrub.
Mr. W. D. Smith was in business when the gold rush occurred and before banks were established. He had dishes of gold under the store counter when bushrangers stuck-up the store, but they did not get any of the gold.
Mr. H. Butler was at Walla Walla station when Morgan the bushranger shot McLean.
Mr. G. Westphal had met Morgan on the goldfields and was at the inquest on his body. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Saturday 15 December 1900 Page 12).
Mr. W. Rooke, of Adelong, was brought into the Tumut Hospital last week. He was believed to be suffering from typhoid.
Mr. Stan Whiting, the first typhoid patient from Adelong side, is on the road to convalesence. He also is an inmate of the Tumut Hospital.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).
Mr. W. Whiting, of "Clearmont" sustained a severe crushing to his right hand through a large piece of timber falling on it while he was unloading a waggon. It will be another three weeks before he will be able to resume his vocation.- (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 4 October 1910 Page 2).