"Tumut area"

LYNCH, Robert MD - Queensville, Tumut. - (Ref- Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory).

1852 saw a further influx of population into both town and district. Dr. Large arrived and lived at Cockatoo. Alexander Myers, shoemaker, commenced business near the site of the present Oddfellow’s Hall and W. Hayden, wheelwright, just below this. James Robertson, the first solicitor, commenced practice in 1852 and later built “Comely Bank”, where Mr. Archer Broughton lives today. - (Ref- Rev French).

1860 The last number of the Sydney Southern Cross gives some fresh items of gossip current in the northern capi tal:-MrG. D. Lang, son of the doctor, and M.L.A. for Tumut in the neigh boring legislature, had left Sydney for the purpose of starting a newspaper at Moreton Bay. - (Ref- The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864)(about) Previous issue Monday 12 March 1860).

1879 - PUBLIC HEALTH -The present is a rare time for the doctors, or rather for tho doctor, Tumut only possessing one resident medical gentleman, who, by the way,lives out of town. The bitter weather we are enduring is exceedingly trying to invalids. Colds and coughs provail in the nature of an epidemic. Last week Mr. T. Egglcton lost a young child from croup, and on Suudny afternoon, the second daughter of Mr. Thomas üriülo, a fine girl of tea summers, departed this lifo the deceased, as far as her parents knew, had only suffered with a severe cold. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 12 July 1879).

1885 - A Medical Guarantee Fund Case. - The Tumut Times reports that a few days ago Captain Fisher, P.M. of Yass, attended the Tumbarumba Court to adjudicate in a number of small debts cases of a peculiar character. - Mr. N. Emanuel, of Tumut, was retained by the plaintiffs in each case. It appeared that some time since a number of Tumbarumba residents subscribed moneys towards a guarantee fund organised for the purpose of inducing a medical man to settle in the place. Some of these persons sub scribed cash, and others gave their promissory notes, payable in six months, in favonr of MrJ Makinson, treasurer of the fund. A doctor wns then obtained, and paid according to agreement for the first two quarters out of the cash in hand, but when the promissory notes fell due the makers refused to meet them, and two weeks after the doctor left. Mr. Makinson, who resigned the office of trea- surer, endorsed the notes to Mr. Stephen Daly, and the latter thereupon sued the makers. The latter protested that they had no right to pay, as the doctor had not stayed twelve months; but it was shown in court that there was no guarantee on the doctor's part that he should remain for that period. After hearing the first case the presiding justice said he must give a verdict for the plaintiff. It was then decided that a verdict in all the cases should be recorded for the plaintiff, but that the whola of the money should be put into one fund, and, after deducting the amount paid to the doctor for the six months, and paying all expenses, the balance should be divided among the subscribers in proportion to their subscriptions. This proved to be a satisfactory and equitable adjustment of the difficulty. - (Ref- The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893)(about) Previous issue Saturday 9 May 1885).

1891 - Tumbarumba. - March 24. Accidents.- Dr. Bellson. has met. with a very serious accident. He was assisting to hoist up a beam on to a new building, when it slipped and struck him on the head; causing a nasty wound, and bursting a blood vein ovèr the eye, besides other bruises. Several other, persons had a very narrow escape from being seriously hurt. A doctor had to be summoned from Tumut to attend to Dr. Balsón. A daughter of Mr.Simpson's fell and fractured her arm while skating recently.- (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 28 March 1891).

1911 - This is Tumul Sh! - Dr. Brown, the Mayor of Tumut (N.S.W.), has resigned. He gave as his reason that "harmony had ceased, to exist in the Council." Alas!

That "linked sweetness, tone drawn OUt,"

Whloh great Jonn Milton wrote: about

That "harmony of mellow bells,

Of while the myetlc Poe tells.

That gentleness wWoh should be in you.

And, as the Scripture said, continue

The smile, the mild, fraternal rally,

The sprightly jest, the mirthful sally

That marks tiio incomparable O'Malley

These, and all these says Mayor Brown

Are found no more in Tumut town, Where Councillor, till late each like a brother,

Won't speak (let alone "shout") to one another! - (Ref- The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1892 - 1927)(about) Previous issue Friday 8 December 1911).

1923 - ADELONG. — Dr. David Kerr, Government medical officer here, is dead. His illness was of short duration. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 20 August 1923).

1927 - MOTOR LORRY DRIVER FINED.TUMUT, Saturday. - At the Tumut Police Court, Edgar John Baker, motor lorry proprietor, was fined £3, with costs, for driving a motor vehicle to the danger of the public, when Mrs S. Browne, wife of Dr. C. S. Browne, of Tumut, was knocked down at tho intersection of Russell and Wynyard streets, and received minor Injuries. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Monday 21 November 1927).

1930 - OBITUARY. DR. C. S. BROWNE. - Dr. Claude Seccombe Browne, whose death in a private hospital at Darlinghurst was announced last week, commenced private practice in 1908 with Dr. Mason, who is still residing in Tumut.

Among the mourners at the funeral, in addition to those already mentioned, were Sir Alexander MacCormick, the Minister for Local Government (Mr. Bruxner), Dr. Jenkins, Dr. Kendall, Dr. H. Skipton Stacy, Mr. Harold Harnett, Mr. Harry Wood, Mr. Cyril Gunther, Mr. J. MacRae, and Dr. George Waddell.

Included In the large number of wreaths were those sent by the president and members of the University Club, members of the Tumut Hospital committee, members of the Tumut Golf Club, Sydney Grammar School Women's Association, the matron and nursing staff of Tumut District Hospital, and the Tumut Country Women's Association. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 16 September 1930).

1939- Dr J. Mason said that death was due to shock and hamorhage of the left lung. The lower right jaw was fractured in several places and there were severe head and body injuries. In his opinion the injuries could not have been caused by a punch or by falling on a stone or a stump, but could have been caused by several kicks.- (Ref- Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 22 February 1939).

1934 - TUMUT HOSPITAL - Tumut District Hospital additions and alterations Three tenders F Lindfield £1000 lowest. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 10 April 1934).

1924 - GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS. - Tenders for the following; works were opened by the Tender Board, Public Works Department, on March 10:- Tumut District Hospital, alterations and additions, one tender, Masters Bros., £3557. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 12 March 1924).

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