THE rough and squally weather which prevailed along the bayside on Wednesday last caused a considerable amount of damage.
Remarkably heavy seas were running and the wind blew with hurricane force, rendering the electric service useless and dislocating business arrangements.
The shore line from Mornington and Frankston to Aspendale and Mentone was a beautiful sight, but at Frankston serious damage was done to the pier.
At the end of the pier piles were forced out and the structure pushed, leaving a huge gap in the L end of the pier.
The heavy timber was dashed ashore. The rest of the pier suffered, planks being torn off by the pressure of water and left in a dangerous and dilapidated condition.
Bathing boxes were upturned, and in one case a heavy hardwood box was deposited 500 yards away from its original moorings.
The Kananook Creek was running a banker and overflowed on to the flat opposite Mr. Short’s residence.
Motor Ambulance Brigade. THE PENINSULA EFFORT.
(By Mr. J. Jack, Bittern).
A meeting of the above was held in Mornington on Saturday, 12th inst. Cr. Flanagan occupied the chair.
It was decided to hold an ambulance week and ask all places in the area to hold an entertainment on one night in that week, so a meeting has been called for June 9 in Mornington to arrange which week and to ask a delegate from each district to attend the meeting to get the opinion of the people, so that the week will be made a success.
A member from the central committee will attend to explain the method of allotting cars. This matter has been in course for 18 months, and it is so far advanced that all that is wanted now is a unanimous effort to accomplish the object in view.
The country branch of the Civil Ambulance is going to establish centres in all parts of the State, so don’t let the Peninsula be behind.
There need be no doubt of the success of this scheme, as it is sure to come.
The burden is light, so let each one do their bit and that is all that is required. We are fifth on the list now.
Don’t let the opportunity pass. If you are interested in the service, come to the meeting, whether elected by a public body or not. We want a delegate from your district, but if that is impossible please answer these questions:
(a) Are you in favor of an ambulance service?
(b) What week is most suitable for ambulance week in your district?
Mr. Hansford, of Melbourne, will address the meeting in the Mechanics’ Institute, Mornington, at 3pm.
FRANKSTON POLICE COURT.
Monday, 28th May.
Before Mr. G. W. Smith, P.M., and Messrs. C. W. Grant and J. Brown, J.sP.
Woman Holds Up Train.
The Railway Department proceeded against Mrs. Dale for trespassing on the railway line at Seaford.
O. J. A. Forrester, relieving assistant S.M., said that on 12th March last at 2.20pm he noticed defendant standing on the permanent-way within one foot of the line.
She was conversing with another woman, who was on the railway platform. Witness approached defendant and asked her to leave as a train was approaching.
She refused and witness was compelled to signal to the train to stop.
Defendant: That is not true, Mr Forrester.
J. W. Delahenty, porter, said he saw defendant on the line as described by the previous witness. Witness told her to move away, and she said she would not go for all the Mr. Forresters in existence.
The incoming train was delayed in consequence.
Defendant did not enter the witness-box, but elected to make a statement. She said there was no board erected to show that she was trespassing. She only did what others in the place were in the habit of doing.
Mr. Forrester was only acting out of pure spite. The witnesses for the prosecution had been most insulting to her.
P.M.: The stationmaster was there to do his duty. You had no right to be where you were. You come here in a rather offensive manner to uphold the wrong you did.
It is the like of you that get other people into trouble.
You are fined 10/- with 7/6 costs.
MR. Lalor, stationmaster at Frankston, is on sick leave this week, owing to a severe attack of influenza.
TWO pupils of Miss. Overton, D.M.S.V. – Misses Audrey West and Phyllis Fisher – were candidates at the May examinations of the Musical Society of Victoria, both of whom were successful in their respective grades.
MR. O. Wells, who met with an accident some time ago, and had to have a slight operation, on his left leg, is now about again and able to attend to his duties as caretaker of the Frankston Park.
MR. and Mrs. Chester Manifold have left on a honeymoon visit to England, via America. Brigadier General and Mrs, Grimwade went to Sydney to wish them bon voyage.
MR. Fred Hanton, of Frankston, had been on the sick list for a week or two, but has now made a good recovery.
MR. Charles Mooney, of the Flinders Naval Base, who fought at the Melbourne Stadium last Wednesday night, succeeded in knocking out his opponent in a few minutes.
THE many friends of Mr. D. J. Quartermain, of Frankston, will regret to learn that he has suffered a sad bereavement in the death of his mother, which sad event took place very suddenly on Saturday last.
Deceased, who resided, at West Melbourne, was apparently in her usual good health on Saturday morning when she was attacked with a sudden seizure and expired the same evening. She was 62 years of age.
CR. Rigby, of Carrum, has been away in the country for a few days on business. We hope he returns better for his trip.
Cr. Rigby has been a great grafter for Carrum, and even since his advent in the Council at the inception of the Borough, he has not spared himself when his public duties called; even before the severance took place Cr. Rigby played a prominent part in the life of Carrum.
LAST week Mr. J. L. Piatt, purchased from Dr. Maxwell a building site for a private residence on Melbourne Road, Frankston.
MR. Thos. Sage, of Baxter, who has been in ill-health for some time, was operated on for appendicitis at St. Kilda on Wednesday last, and is now doing well.
GENERAL Sir Brudenall White, accompanied by Brigadier General Jess and other distinguished military officers, has been spending a short holiday at Mornington.
MRS. F. Taylor, of Frankston, who recently contracted pleurisy, has now recovered and able to attend to her duties.
THE residents of Yarram have donated £10 to the Ragged Boys’ Home at Frankston, to enable them to purchase a cow for the home.
From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 30 May and 1 June 1923
First published in the Frankston Times – 29th May 2023