Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

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WILLIAM Alfred Rogers who figured prominently for about 50 years in the business world of the Clarence and Richmond has died. He was a pioneer of the travelling movie show business, screening films in villages which never previously had enjoyed these entertainments. He is survived by his wife, Jessie.

SOUTH Grafton Primary School held its prize-giving function in the School of Arts yesterday. Mrs. I. Husking presented the prize to the dux of the school, Moya Smith.

MACLEAN Primary School held its annual concert in the Hollywood Theatre, Maclean. Mr. S. Bull said it was regrettable they would not be able to hold a concert in the theatre again because it was to be closed. When the curtains parted, a recorder band of 40 pupils was revealed under the baton of Mr. L. Edmonds.

THE Boormanas Creek area or the area forming the Southgate Drainage Union covers about 1200 acres. The area floods very quickly after any local heavy rain. …

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