The November issue has just arrived with information on how to research Irish family history, the WWI armistice, finding medieval records online and an interesting article on the pencil makers of Keswick.
Farmer, born at Virginia, SA, on the 2nd of Jan, 1861, and is the third son of John Saint, of Balaclava, SA. Mr. Saint was educated under private tuition at his native place, and received his preliminary instructions in the occupation of a farmer under the immediate supervision of his father.
At the age of twenty-three he started farming on his own account, and in conjunction with his brother took up 620 acres of freehold land ; 300 acres of this is under wheat crop, and 40 acres under hay. He has in addition to this five acres of reserve land where he at present resides.
On the 22nd September, 18$6, he married Caroline Louisa Miell, of Crystal Brook, by whom he has one son.
He is an, Oddfellow, and also a member of the Australian Mutual Provident Society. He was educated at Gawler Plains, and followed farming with his parents until his father removed to Virginia.
The following are the entries for the Smithfield speed meeting on Saturday:— Ernest O. Thomas Handicap. 3 miles.— Vic Berrington. Eric Greene. Jack Newton. Jack Arthur. Fred Seal, T. C. Burford. H. A. Rayner. Jim Spinks. Laurie Thomas, Jack Cantlon. Harry Mardon, Bob Med well, Ron Taylor. George Jonas, Ross Schurgott. Alec Durward, Allan Edge comb. Wally Jay. W. R. Anspach, Johnny Moray.
Open Solo Scratch Race. 3 miles.—S. A. Rayner, Allan Edgecombe. Vic Berrington, Laurie Thomas, Jack Cantlon. Harry Maron, Bob Medwell. Johnny Morey.
October school holidays saw Playford Library staff building a time machine to transport library patrons back to 1856! Our annual Uleybury School Museum* Open Day saw families and people from all ages join in the fun by participating in old time school lessons provided by Uleybury’s strict and scary caretaker – Phil Squires. Other events included watching how the old Lady Alice mine worked, writing on slate, playing with marbles, sack races, skipping, hop scotch, hula hoops, and watching a traditional Punch & Judy puppet show provided by the amazingly spectacular Professor Preston!
The day also saw partnerships with OPAL (Obesity Prevention and Active Living initiative) by providing healthy snacks for all participants including using the wondrous apple slinky machine! Playford Library staff were chuffed with the 70+ participant turn out and already have plans for future directions on the annual event. Check out some of the happy snaps taken on the day via our Library Facebook page here!
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