BUSY MONTH IN COUNTRY
Although there will be a number of metropolitan centenary celebrations during October, such as the interstate railways golf championships (October 5 to 12). South Australian Derby and Centenary Cup meeting (October 10 and 14). Labor Day celebrations (October 14), and Adelaide Band Competitions (October 26 to 28). most of the State’s centenary activities this month will be centred in the country, where nearly 30 towns and districts will be holding local festivities.
These will conclude with the Tanunda band competitions on October 30 and 31. Each week there will be a number of important events, proving that South Australia’s centenary celebrations are State wide, and not merely confined to the metropolitan area (says this week’s centenary bulletin).
The sum of £7,250 has been made available to assist country towns in providing, by means of improvements and beautification schemes, permanent memorials of the State’s centenary year. The scheme has been taken up enthusiastically, and before the celebrations, end in March of next year there will be hardly a school, hamlet, village or town in the State which has not commemorated the hundredth anniversary of South Australia’s proclamation.
During the coming week there will be celebrations at Kapunda. Burra. Peterborough, Moonta. and Cleve. The following week will see festivities at Woodside, Salisbury, Watervale, Snowtown, Victor Harbor, Saddleworth, Loxton, Rapid Bay, and Ardrossan. Between October 14 and 21 there will be celebrations at Jamestown, Hawker, Marrabel, Renmark, Goolwa, and Maitland, and the remainder of the month will be taken up by events at Bordertown, Port Elliot, Clare, Mintaro, and Tanunda.