May 10-16, 2020. Presented by Mildura and District Historical Society. Compiled by Ann Ziguras and Sue Kelly for Mildura Rural City Council Library Service.
100 years ago
LOCAL NEWS: At the cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon, Col. Hurry, DSO, late commanding officer of the 38th Battalion, met the relatives of soldiers who fell in action with the battalion. He explained to them in detail the particulars of each action in which the men fell, and, as far as possible, the part each was taking when he made the great sacrifice. With a large number of official maps and a selection of official photographs, he was able to make the position clear to all interested. A number of returned 38th Battn. men and their friends took advantage of the opportunity of renewing their friendship with the Colonel. Starting on Monday, 17th May, the railway commissioners announced that a fast passenger service will be provided between Melbourne and Mildura daily instead of three days weekly, the train leaving Melbourne at 5.16 p.m. express, reaching Mildura at 8.40 a.m. the following day. On the return journey, the train will start from Mildura at 7.30 a.m. daily, reaching Melbourne at 10.35 p.m. same day. A cheap railway excursion will be run from Merbein and Mildura to Melbourne next Monday in connection with the visit of the Prince of Wales. The Mildura Operatic Society proposes to produce another comic opera at an early date. A social has been arranged for discussion next Monday evening. (12-15.5.1920)