West Wimmera Mail & Natimuk & Goroke Advertiser
1903

[updated 13 Jan 2002]


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - Friday March 13, 1903

DEATH OF DR. FAIRBAIRN
The Booroopki district has lost by death a very old resident in Peter FAIRBAIRN, M.D. L.R.C.S. His end was painfully sudden. At about midnight on Friday last he rose from his bed and with lighted candle in hand went to the room of Mrs. SMITH, sister-in-law of Mr. A CRABTREE, at whose place he resided. He complained of pain in the region of the heart and asked for some stimulant. This was given him, and he lay down and shortly afterwards expired. Information was at once sent to Constable SARGEANT, of Goroke, and a magisterial enquiry was on Saturday conducted by Thos. JELBART, J.P. who returned a verdict of death from natural causes. Deceased was born in Edinburgh 73 years ago, and took his diploma in 1856. He than served in the navy and subsequently in the army as surgeon, a post which he occupied on the man-of-war "Indus" in the West Indies in 1870. About 30 years ago he voyaged to Australia as a Doctor on a sailing vessel. For a time he was employed on Mount Elgin Station, near Nhill, and afterwards practised his profession at Lochiel, and subsequently at Lawloit, Goroke and Apsley, finally settling at Booroopki 11 years ago, where the residents subsidised him. He was an excellent surgeon, and especially skilled in children's ailments. To those unable to pay for medical assistance he was ever ready to make allowance, and but for a failing which has brought about the downfall of so many gifted men would have become eminent in his profession. The death will prove a great loss to his people of Booroopki, who will now be compelled to travel long distances for medical aid. Deceased's remains were interred in the Minimay Cemetery on Saturday last, the funeral arrangements being in the hands of Mr. T JELBERT........


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - Friday March 20, 1903

Dr. HALAHAN, Edenhope, announces that he may be consulted at Mr. A CRABTREE's Booroopki, every Saturday from 12 till 3.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - Friday April 17, 1903

Thomas MURPHY, an old aged pensioner, 71 years of age, and who came to the colonies in '46, met with a sudden death on Easter Monday night. He attended the Goroke sports, and was returning to Mr B. LAVERY's at Minimay, by whom he was employed, in company with two young men named COLLINS and LANCASTER, both of whom got out at the gate leading to Mr LAVERY's residence, the reins being handed to MURPHY. Almost immediately after alighting they heard a thud, and on looking around found that the old man had fallen to the ground. COLLINS sat him up, only to find that he was dead. The body was conveyed to Mr. LAVERY's, and LANCASTER reported the occurrence to Constable SARGEANT, of Goroke, who communicated with the coroner. An inquest being deemed unnecessary, a magisterial inquiry was conducted by Mr T JELBERT, J P., who brought in a verdict of death from heart failure. Deceased was for a long time employed at the Goroke Hotel as a groom.


CRICKET FRANCES V MINIMAY
The above teams met on the grounds of the latter on Saturday last the result being a win for the home team by 18 runs on the first innings. Rain set in about 5 o'clock and the Minimay second innings had to be abandoned. Score :-

Minimay 1st innings Frances 1st innings Frances 2nd innings
H. Collins
E. Jelbart
P. J. Carracher
J. T. Carracher
H. Crabtree
J. Jelbart
P. Lavery
R. Krahuert
W. Mitchell
J. Crabtree
B. Chaston
Sundries
Total
0
5
1
21
13
1
3
4
6
0
0
11
65
J. Johnson
H. Hendy
A. Carracher
W. Hendy
S. Johnson
W. Lancaster
O. Brown
S. Billing
C. Collins
A. Mulraney
A. Miles
Sundries
Total
0
0
31
1
13
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
47
J. Johnson
H. Hendy
A. Carracher
W. Hendy
S. Johnson
W. Lancaster
O. Brown
S. Billing
C. Collins
A. Mulraney
A. Miles
Sundries
Total
9
4
31
1
5
0
4
1
0
0
0
4
72
Frances bowling :- A. Carracher, 7 for 12, Jas. Johnson, 0 for 26, W. Hendy, 3 for 16.
Minimay bowling 1st innings:- H. Crabtree, 6 for 28 J. T. Carracher, 3 for 18.
2nd innings:- H. Crabtree, 2 for 40, J.T. Carracher, 7 for 22 P.J. Carracher, 0 for 5, H. Collins, 1 for 1.


WEST WIMMERA MAIL - Friday September 2, 1903

FOR SALE BY TENDER BOOROOPKI HALF-WAY HOUSE (WINE LICENSE) AND POST OFFICE
YOUNG BROS., under instructions from Mr. A. CRABTREE of Booroopki, will receive tenders for the purchase of his Booroopki property, consisting of house, containing 13 rooms, together with large stables, woolshed, and well built sale yards, together with 10 acres land surveyed into town allotments and 26 acres of grazing land.
Mr. CRABTREE'S property is situated midway between Goroke and Apsley and adjoins Mr. E.J. BROUGHTON'S Lemon Springs Station.
Tenders to be forwarded to the auctioneers on or before Saturday, September 26th.


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