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History from Newspaper articles across the Region

History from Newspaper articles across the region takes a look back in time at Inverell

History from Newspaper articles across the Region

History through newspaper articles enables us to trace the development of towns, the communities, the people, the industries, society life and enterprise. This week we revisit Inverell.



SYDNEY – Police flew to Inverell to investigate a £3150 robbery from the home of a local optometrist.

Owner of the money is Mr. Harold Edward Wilkinson of Warialda Street, Inverell.

A thief broke into his home and stole £3150 in £10 notes and smaller denominations.

Mr Wilkinson and his family were at a picture show when the robbery was perpetrated.

Mr. Wilkinson told police that the money was hidden in the house.

Source – Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW: 1888 – 1954), Friday 20 February 1948, page 5


It has not yet been decided whether a Sydney detective will be sent to Inverell to Investigate the safe robbery at the Empire Hotel.

Sub inspector Blackburn, late of the metropolitan detective staff, is in charge of the district, and as he has not asked for assistance, it is not likely any will toe sent.

The Inverell Show is now in progress, and probably accounts, for the presence of the safe -breakers in that town. The opinion is held among the Sydney detective staff that the thieves hail from Queensland’ Side, as Inverell is generally visited at show time by thieves from the northern States.

Source – Evening News (Sydney, NSW: 1869 – 1931) Friday 19 March 1909, Page 4


Inverell has a runway win against Tingha at Inverell the final scores being 43 – 3.

For Inverell winger M. Murphy and centre, D McCosker, each scored four tries.

Tingha’s only score came from a penalty try awarded just before full time.

In addition to Murphy and McCosker, Inverell scorers were R. Madden, A. Finlen and K. O’Brien tries, Murphy a goal, O’Brien a field goal and a penalty goal and L. McNaught and R. Mills each a penalty goal.

Tingha’s try was awarded to T. Hooklyn. Inverell won the majority of the scrums, the hooker C. Hembrow playing his best game of the season. Inverell backs, led by coach R. Madden, played a fast penetrating game.

Source – Guyra Angus (NSW: 1902 – 1954) Thursday 29 May 1953, page 2


The engagement is announced of Margaret Alma, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monckton of Wood Street, Inverell to Walter Melville, fourth son of Mrs R. G. Walker of Glen Innes.

Source – Glen Innes Examiner (NSW: 1908 – 1954) Tuesday 1 October 1946, page 4


Mrs. J. Farrell, of Oswald Street was informed by Mr. Ted Lumbewe this week, from whom she had purchased a ticket that she had won £100 in a recent lottery.

The ticket was in the syndicate name of ‘Anniversary’, being chosen by Mrs. Farrell in honour of her wedding anniversary, which was recently celebrated, Mrs. Farrell who has been lucky in many smaller prizes, was delighted with her win, which she stated was the largest one that it had been her luck to secure. – Inverell Times

Source – Glen Innes Examiner (NSW: 1908 – 1954) Tuesday 26 June 1945, page 1


Inverell Accident

INVERELL, Thursday: — When the steering gear failed a car driven by Mrs. R. Cole, of Warialda, struck a gutter and overtimed today nine miles from Inverell. Mrs. Cole and three other  in the car, Mrs. W. A. Wilde, Mona Wilde, and Desmond Tattersall, all of Warialda, were admitted to the Inverell District Hospital, suffering from bruises, abrasions, and shock. All but Mrs. Cole were pinned under the car and were extricated by passing motorists.

Source – Tweed Daily (Murwillumbah, NSW: 1914 – 1949) Friday 16 December 1938, page 4


INVERELL, Thursday

A silver cord effectively girdled the graceful Grecian gown of Ivory satin chosen by Miss Nell Mary Louise Holden when she was married tonight to Lieut. William Donald Coventry.

The bride was the third to wear the orange blossom coronet which held in place her filmy veil of cutulle, the two former brides being her aunts.

She is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Holden, of Glen prairie Station Inverell and the bridegroom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Swan, of Byron, Inverell.

Misses Joan and Betty Holden, the bride’s sisters attended her. They were white spotted net bouffant gowns and small white hats.

Mr. Duncan Sinclair of Glen prairie, Warialda, and Mr. Theo Body, of Strathbogle, Tenterfield, were best man and groomsmen, respectively.

The ceremony which took place at St. Augustines Church, was performed by Rev. E. J. Slammer.

Source – Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1931 – 1954) Friday 15 March 1935, page 13.


A bride almost missed out hearing the bridal march after her marriage at St. Augustine’s Church of England on Saturday.

She was Miss Dorothy Tomlinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Tomlinson of “Emu Hill”, who married Mr. Tom McCartney McKidd, of “Rusden,” Barraba.

Almost immediately Mr. L Seccombe finished singing because the electric current was cut off. Guests, who filled the church to overflowing, sat or stood in darkness, awaiting the return of the bridal party from the vestry.

On their arrival at the door, power was restored and the organist, Mr. Ron Scott was able to play the Weeding March for the happy couple.

Source – Inverell Times (NSW: 1899 – 1907, 1909 – 1954) Monday 23 May 1949, page 4


Inverell women’s basketball team visited Bingara on Sunday and were successful in the A – grade, but lost the B-grade match.

In the A-grade Inverell beat Bingara, 18-12, while in the B –grade, Bingara turned the tables and beat Inverell 18-13. The competition commences next Sunday, and the draw is: Inverell v. Bingara, at Bingara and Warialda v. Moree at Warialda.

Source – Inverell Times (NSW 1899 – 1907, 1909 – 1954) Wednesday 17 May 1950, page 6

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