1913 - TUMBARUMBA AND BATLOW. - Mr. J. E. Dodd, hon. socretary Batlow West Progress Association, writes: Judging from Mr. C. E. Lee's letters, the Humula-Tumbarumba railway is not arguable. If this section is completed one can believe that they will press for extension toward Batlow. They must if they hope to pay axle-grease.
My letter did not state that Batlow regards itself as a suburb of Tumbarumba, but very much otherwise. We are to-day a producing district, in embryo it is true, but with a few hundred acres of orchard and more of potato land in working order. On our present production the custom of Tumbarumba as a township is not worth chasing, and we are not particularly anxious for rail connection. A line 12 or 15 miles in the Bago, forest beyond Batlow would serve the timber interests, and we shouldn't be worrying over other people's axle-grease. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 18 September 1913).
1926 - BATLOWS FRUIT. - APPLE PYRAMID AT R.A. SHOW. The West Batlow branch of the Agricultural Bureau of New South Wales mude a line show of apples In the pyramid competition al the Royal Show last week. In face of keen competition it was awarded second prize. The display served to demonstrate in no uncertain manner the adaptability of that progressive area to fruit growing and apples in particular. All the best fruit varieties are produced. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 9 April 1926).
John Stephenson(Mobile 0431 481 451) Ex West Blowering Resident, now living in Wollongong, NSW. Australia.