MINTARO, October 1876

MINTARO, October 10.
On Monday, October 9, the Catholic schools of Mintaro and Mintaro Station held their annual picnic in a paddock belonging to Mr. Bowman, about a mile from the township. At about 11 o’clock the children, in number nearly a hundred, marched in procession, with banners flying, through the township, after which they were conveyed in waggons to the ground, where a large tent had been erected, and a quantity of eatables provided, and where they were warmly welcomed by the Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph. The ground was visited by the Rev. Father Reschauer and the Rev. Father Bogalski during the afternoon, who were heartily cheered. The weather was all that could be wished for, and during the day various games were played —Aunt Sallv amongst the rest being well patronised—and both young and old passed a very enjoyable day.—We are still anxiously looking for rain. Our crops will be perhaps light, but generally they look healthy.