1938: By-election time

From the archives of the Murray Valley Standard, June 15, 1938.

A scene from the picture which gained Paul Muni the Motion Picture Arts Academy World Award, "The Life of Emile Zola", a coming attraction to the Ozone Theatre.

A scene from the picture which gained Paul Muni the Motion Picture Arts Academy World Award, "The Life of Emile Zola", a coming attraction to the Ozone Theatre.


Those electors qualified to vote will tomorrow (Saturday) elect a mamber of the Legislative Council to take the seat in the Southern Division vacated owing to the death of the Hon. T. McCallum. The candidates are Messrs. R.W. R Hunt (L.C.L) and E.D.A Bagot (Independent). 

Voting is not compulsory, but the public interest in South Australia’s political situation is almost bound to ensure a good percentage poll. Mr. Hunt, in the course of an address at Murray Bridge, stated that he had two opponents – “A” and “B”, or Apathy and Bagot. 

£10 fine imposed on rabbiter 

The case in the Murray Bridge Court, in which Joseph McKinnon, rabbiter, of Wellington pleaded not guilty to a charge of having driven a motor car in a dangerous manner on May 22, resulted in a conviction, a fine of £10 being imposed with costs totalling £2/12//6. 

The hearing was was before Messrs. F. W. Lehmann and J.H. Smart, J’s.P., on Thursday of last week. There were seven witnesses in support of the allegations of the police, Sergeant F.W. Weidenhofer prosecuted. 


About 230 people attended the Presbyterial rally of the Onkaparinga Presbytery, Welfare of Youth, held at Long Island on Monday. 

The “Ada and Clara,” which was chartered by the P.F.A of Murray Bridge, conveyed the party to Long Island, the boat making five trips in order to get all who attenfed the rally to the Island. 

Captain Griffin made these journey’s very enjoyable by his descriptions of interesting scenes. 


At the Murray Bridge Post Office 54 points of rain were recorded as a result of the heavy falls on Tuesday and Tuesday evening.

This downpour came at a very opportune time for farmers in this part of the State, and crop prospects were considerably enhanced as a result. 

Feed will also benefit though the cold weather has militated against the progress of pastures.   


Tomorrow, the first of two qualifying rounds for the club championship and concurrent events will be played. This year a change has been made in the conditions under which these events are conducted.  

Instead of “A” and “B” grade championships as hitherto, there will only be one championship event, viz – the club championship and all members are eligible for the title of club champion. 


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10 YEARS AGO - JUNE 14, 2007: A potential development was proposed to turn the old Puzzle Park to a cabin site. The development was set to cost up to $20 million and the vision was to include 180 on-site cabins and caravan sites.

20 YEARS AGO - JUNE  10, 1997: River Murray came back from 10 goals on the second quarter to come back and snatch victory and the Lovelock Shield at Strathalbyn over the Hills Football League. 

40 YEARS AGO – JUNE 17, 1977: The Standard correspondents and advertisers were reminded that use of Imperial terms was now judged as illegal in Australia. There was latitude to ease the change but from July 1 only metric terms would be used.

80 YEARS AGO – JUNE 11, 1937: A lady, who preferred to stay anonymous, offered to donate ornament gates for the main entrance to the LeMessurier Oval.