100 Years Ago – The Eudunda Courier – Aug 1922
The Eudunda Courier
Thursday, August 10th 1922
On Monday evening next at 7:30p.m. in the Methodist Church, the Rev. W. G. Clarke will deliver a Lantern Lecture on “What I saw and heard in Fiji.” Life, laughter and lotu in these Islands of Wonder all depicted on the screen. The lantern slides have been prepared regardless of cost and will interest young and old. An offering for Foreign Missions will be taken up.
A Social was rendered Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Waseham and family at Bower on Wednesday evening last. Mr. Wareham having accepted a transfer in the S.A.R to Smithfield for which place he left last Friday. Items were given by the local folk, also of Suthrlands, which was followed by a supper and dance. The guests were presente with an easy chair and a pair of vases and many expressed good wishes toward them in thie new abode. Mr. Wareham was a keen sportsman and his loss will be much felt by the various sporting bodies.
These two articles come from the wonderful archives of ‘The Eudunda Courier’, stored in the extensive reference library of the Eudunda Family Heritage Gallery.
Many thanks to Jenni Schutz for taking the time to reference and share this item with us.
Ed: Story 1 – I originally thought the word ‘lotu’ may have been a mis-spelling but did find one reference on a wiki – see here as Fijian/Samoan for ‘Religion‘ (which makes sense in the context of the story).
How fortuitous that Jenni found an article about Fiji showing that our local community was engaged in this island nation 100 years ago and here we are 100 years later at a time when in present days this nation (among many) is being much talked about during the “Pacific Forum” meetings and concerns about security in the Pacific both from Chinese aspirations and also the threat of danger and loss of land and life from Global Climate Change.
P.S. In article 2 – S.A.R. is the ‘South Australian Railways’ Wikipedia reference