Tuesday, December 17, 2013

TROVE Tuesday


Smithfield has lost its school teacher, Mr. Day after seven years' association with the children of that neighborhood. The residents felt that they should honor the splendid services of the teacher, and Mr. and Mrs. Day were tendered a farewell social in the local hall.  The Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. A. Worden, eulogised Mr. Day's abilities as a teacher. Especially, emphasising the fact that since his arrival in Smithfield every child, put forward had gained the qualifying; certificate, and the promotion record were very high.  Other speakers were the Rev. H. G Dwyer and Mr. El. Rigg, the latter handing Mr Day a cricket bat in appreciation of his efforts towards the cricket club and for having gained the Highest batting average for the season 1927-28.  Mr. Worden, on behalf of the residents, presented to Mr. and Mrs. Day a tea and coffee service in silver on a silver-mounted tray.  The children in grades I, II., and III presented Mrs. Day with a large Fowler's preserving outfit, and grades IV. to VII., to Mr. Day, a travelling rug. 

Musical items were rendered by Misses Blake, Lillecrapp, Argent, Broster, Twelftree, and Mr. Pederick.  A supper and dance followed.  The young couple's new home will be at Minlaton, on the Peninsula.  Mrs. Day is a daughter of Mr. A. J. Davis, of Walkerville, and, for several years a resident of the Gawler district

The Bunyip 6 April 1928

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