Mintaro report

THE ROAD FROM AUBURN TO PORT WAKEFIELD. TO THE EDITOR. Sir—Your Mintaro correspondent is evidently unacquainted with the matter he referred to in reference to the meeting that took place at Auburn to endevour to get the road hence to Port Wakefield placed on the schedule of main roads. Both the roads from Auburn and […]

Central road board

CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. Thursday, February 10. … Contracts Completed Satisfactorily. … No. 4358. Kooringa and Port Wakefield-road—Constructing bridge over creek at Mintaro. … Contracts in Progress. … No. 4350. Kooringa and Port Wakefield-road—Delivering and stacking 400 cubic yards 2½-inch metal, Leasingham and Mintaro. … MINTARO. A letter was received from R. Palmer, stating that the […]

Mintaro Report

MINTARO. [From our own Correspondent.] Mintaro, April 27. Since my last correspondence we have had a delightful change in the weather—from a summer heat to an autumnal coolness, with a few nice showers. The sky now looks very promising for rain, which will gladden the hearts of our farmers, many of whom are turning up […]

The President Elect

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. BY A LAYMAN. Mintaro is only a little country village but it has given this State some foremost men in ministerial and professional life. Think of the names—the Frys, the Jollys, the Lathleans, the Mortimers, the Browns. They counted for something in the last century and their succeeding generation is a force in […]


Centenary Mr. Ken Whitford, of Myponga, well known for his illustrations of the ‘Myponga School Centenary’ booklet, and also ‘The Inman Story’, has done it again. This time he has very effectively carried out the sketching in a commemorative booklet produced to mark the centenary of the Mintaro public school in the mid-north. Mr. Whitford’s […]

Obituary M A W Mitchell

Late M. A. W. Mitchell The death occurred on December 30 of Mr. Alfred William Mitchell, of Cornhill Road, Victor Harbour (sic), in his 73rd year. Mr. Mitchell had been in ill health for a considerable time and spent many months in hospital during the past year. Born at Torrens Vale, he spent his early […]

Rostrevor Scholarships

ROSTREVOR SCHOLARSHIPS Boarding Scholarships valued at £50 per year for five years were won by Robert Gaffney (Orroroo Higher Primary), Brian McNamara (St. Joseph’s, Mintaro), and Barry Cunningham (St. Joseph’s, Georgetown). Day Pupil Scholarships valued at £10 per year for five years were won by Peter Hamilton (Good Samaritan Convent, Whyalla), Kevin Daly (Rostrevor College), […]

Centenary of Trelawney Farm

CENTENARY OF TRELAWNEY FARM AT MINTARO. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES LIKELY. Mr. George Sandow of “Trelawney”, St. Ives, Cornwall, born December 6th 1820, decided when he grew to manhood to immigrate to Australia with his family in the sailing vessel “Electric” on September 24th 1852. COPPER MINING AT BURRA. Being of the mining inclination, when landing in […]

Hogath Passing

HOGARTH.— On December 10, at 5 Sturt street, Grange, Doreen, beloved wife of Ronald Keith Hogarth, of Mintaro, and loving mother of Tom and John. … HOGARTH.— The Friends of Mr. RONALD KEITH HOGARTH, of Mintaro, are respectfully informed that the Funeral of his late WIFE (Doreen) will Leave the Residence of her sister, Miss […]

Mintaro News

MINTARO News. From our own Correspondent. The Mintaro Croquet Club celebrated their 25th. Anniversary on Thursday Nov. 18th. The President Mrs. T. E. Jacka welcomed all visitors and introduced Mrs. C. G. Puckridge of St. Peter’s, a former member and secretary of the Club, who with well chosen words declared the Lawn open. A posy […]