Headstone Transcriptions

Recorded Events
Taken from the Narrogin Observer
From 1921 to 1925

Extract from the Narrogin Review published in 1936.

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Death of Mr. H J. McDougall
Engine Drivers Strike - paralyses industry
School of Agriculture taken over by Education Department.
Old Hall building converted to Court House.
Mr. T. Hogg succeeds Mr. E. & Hall on Directorate of .Butter. Company.
Disastrous rain storm floods premises (3 inches in one hour).
Mr. G. F. Parsons president of Agricultural Society.
Government Water Supply initiated.
Trotting Club formed.
Bowling Club formed; President, Mr, J. E Clayton.
Municipal Finance: Credit balance, #74/14/9; Health credit balance, £792/3/11.


Hordern Hotel burned to the ground (Mr. Simms licensee).
Trading &. Agency premises burnt to the ground.
Mr G. Birchall arrives.
Rev Canon Needham farewelled.
New Mill established at Fremantle by Great Southern Roller Flour Mills Ltd.
Rev R. W. Needham appointed Rector. Mr A. Burvill secures South-East Province Seat
Mr. Germon returns to Narrogin as Inspector.
Mr. Tom Brett arrives.
Cr. Tuohy farewelled.
Official opening of the Narrogin Water Scheme by Sir James Mitchell


Inter District -School Sports won by Narrogin State School.
Mr. C. F. H. Boalch appointed Secretary of the Agricultural Society.
Visit of Archbishop Clune.
Fair amount of local unemployment.
Area under crop in 1922, 2,273,000 acres.
Area under crop in 1923, 2,773,000 acres.
Taxation per head of population, #2/11/5.
"Our aim is to bring our wheat production up to 30.003 000 bushels" the Premier.
Visit of Governor Sir Francis Newdegate.


Council borrows #1,900 for purposes of erecting Sale Yards.
Narrogin Water Scheme commenced.
Minister for Education at Narrogin.
Mr. R. M. Plenderleith arrives.
February Wool Sales up to 37d. per lb.
"Narrogin Observer" instals type-setting machine.
Proposed Memorial Institute. Narrogin-Dwarda Railway commenced.
Mr F J. Northwood returns and re-opens business.
C. James proposes loan for Works purposes. Town Clerk Burkitt appointed; vice Mr Sutton.
Butter Co. shows a nett loss of #223/6/5 on turnover of £55,469/14/1.
Rev. R. Strickson arrives.
Municipal Sale Yards opened by Mr. E. B. Johnston M.L.A.
Death of Rev. J. Haines.
Mr. I. Horsfall arrives.
Foundation Stone of Memorial Institute laid by Mr E B, Johnston, M.L.A.
Death of Mr. J H. Brown, builder and Contractor.


Death of Mr. T. A. Whitford, an old settler.
February Wool Sales up to 37d. per lb.
Official opening of R.S.L Institute.
Visit of Prime Minister Bruce.
Pottery Works established.
Mr. G. F. Parsons President of Agricultural Society.
Farewell to Rev. Mason.
Death of Mr. N. Bushalla, an old resident.
New Flour Mill erected (H. Marsh contractor).
Wool sales slightly depressed; prices range from 20d. to 26d.
Visit of Colonial Secretary Drew.
Proposed New Hospital at Narrogin; plans prepared.
Death of. Mr. J. A. Greig, M.L.C.
Narrogin Pottery Works show a loss of #420 on production; scheme abandoned.
Mr. W. Glasheen elected to vacancy for South-East Province.
Farewell to Rev. Adamson.
Death of Mr. G. S. F. Cowcher, first Member for District.
Bran Shield won by Narrogin Troop 10th Light Horse.
Mr. H. Annear, P.M., farewelled.
Foundation Stone of Presbyterian Church laid.
Branch of Argonauts Club formed; Dr. Mackie, President.
Restriction on water supplies to consumers. Wool Sales for December, firm values up to 26d. per lb.

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