Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Soldier's Settlement Forms

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Soldier's Settlement Forms

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AT THE Ipswich City Council meeting on May 13, 1930, Alderman AT Stephenson moved to amend a water by-law.

He also moved the charge for water, already made for that year for garages, for those persons who had vehicles running for hire, be not enforced.

Alderman Stephenson said it appeared under the by-law that it was possible to rate the owner of a motor vehicle plying for hire but not otherwise.

Alderman WV Heffernan said an argument advanced for asking owners of motor vehicles to pay tax was that they used a considerable amount of water for their cars.

He had been assured that the opposite was the case because the water rotted the timber in the car bodies.

He thought it was unfair to ask men who were out for hire to pay 30 shillings while owners of private motor cars were not asked to pay for the water.

After discussing the subject fully, it was stated that an amended motion be carried that the by-law be non-enforced for the year 1930.

In The Queensland Times of January 13, 1919 an idea to form a soldier's settlement in Coominya was reported.

An area of 100 acres of land offered by S Watson for such a settlement was suggested.

Members of the Repartition Executive, together with a party of returned soldiers travelled to Coominya with a view to investigating the suitability of land.

Drownings

AN inquiry into the death of Dorothy Ella Board and Stephen Flewell-Smith, who drowned in the Brisbane River on January 20, 1909, before Captain Vernor and MOT Sakrzewski.

The inquiry was conducted by Acting Sergeant Moore of Lowood.

Some of the witnesses who gave evidence were John Walters, master baker Lowood, Christian Kluver, baker, George Brown, assistant grocer, Frank Walters, assistant grocer, William Dale, store manager, Henry Lindemann, grazier, Dorothy Flewell-Smith, W Schmidt, farmer, Walter Burt, Minnie Wilson, Grace Donaldson and Acting Sergeant Moore. …

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