LITHGOW Mark Holman George

Born:  24 February 1894, AdelaideDied:  3 May 1915 Parents: George and Ann Lithgow (nee Jenkins).Sibling:  Isabella Maud Nellie. Living in the Adelaide Hills Mark attended the Uraidla Primary School and when the family moved to the Allendale area, he...

MacDonald Avenue

MacDonald Avenue In the year 1900 a parcel of land was purchased by the town council, enabling Grey Street to be continued, where the Kmart entrance and the undercover car park is today.  Once opened, it was to become the principle roadway for light traffic...

Stocking the district waters with fish

TROUT PLACED IN VALLEY LAKE. STOCKING THE DISTRICT WATERS WITH FISH. TROUT PLACED IN VALLEY LAKE. Border Watch Saturday 23 June 1900 Mr. William Schmidt, a one time resident of Mount Gambier, but now of Ballarat, was entrusted by the Mount Gambier Fish Protection...

Her Majesty’s Mail held up and robbed

Border Watch 3 April 1863 HER MAJESTY’S MAIL HELD UP AND ROBBED   “I regret to report the stoppage and robbery of the mails from Adelaide to Mount Gambier this evening (March 17) at five o’clock, midway between Mr John Stewart’s and Narracoorte....

New name for South-East

NEW NAME FOR SOUTH-EAST  (Border Watch 1932-33) Residents of the district known as the South East have for a considerable time felt that the progress of their particular portion of the state was unduly retarded for lack of a suitable name.  The term “South...