BLOWERING - Residents of Blowering are bestirring themselves at last and have determined to prove the value of that old Baying, 'Unity is strength'. A meeting of local residents was held at Mr. T. Sullivan's, on July 17th, for the purpose of forming a Blowering Progress Association. Mr. J. P. Sullivan was elected to the chair and on the motion of Messrs F. Bourke and J, Hallaran, it was decided to form a Progress Association. The annual subscription fee was fixed at 2/- per member; all local residents to be eligible for member ship, The following officers were elected for the enduing year: — Mr. J. P. Sullivan, President Messrs J. Bourke and J. C. G. Hargreaves, Vice Presidents and S. E. Gilbey secretary and treasurer. A deal of important business affecting the Shire Council was then gone on with and the secretary was instructed to communicate with the Council through the Engineer on such matters. It was decided to hold monthly meetings as near the time of the full moon as possible, such meetings to be held at Mr. T Sullivan's residence. Next meeting was set dowh for 17th August and all local residents are cordially invited to attend. There is no doubt that tennis would go ahead, if the young ones took copy from the older, and wiser ones. Lack of unity means no Tennis Club and therefore, no tennis. Ploughing operations are in full swing and several farmers are busy sowing wheat and oats. Corn pulling has almost exhausted itself so that labourers have to look elsewhere for work now. - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 5 August 1910 Page 2).
The adjourned meeting of Blowering Progress Association took place on August 24, when several important matters were discussed. Correspondence was received from the Gadara Shire Council, promising to have certain road repairs attended to as soon as possible. After a considerable amount of discussion, if was decided to ask the Council to have the worst ruts between Mr. J Halloran's and Jones' Bridge filled in at once, the rest of the road work to await the arrival of the road gang. It was also decided to make strong representations to the Council regarding the dangerous condition of the fencing along the Blowering cutting, near the West Blowering Bridge, and to ask that body to have the fence repaired and extended at the southern end without delay. As the motoring season will commence shortly, those who know the locality will readily realise the necessity for having this fence in a good state of repair. The weather is extremely mild, and every few days we are visited with refreshing showers, which, though hardly sufficient for our needs, are still very acceptable.
Farmers are busily engaged cutting their corn stalks and getting the land ready for the new season's crops. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 30 August 1910 Page 3).
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