Another from the ‘believe it or not’ files…. The Canberra Times, Friday 16th September, 1938
CANOWINDRA SHOW 21st SEPTEMBER
Yes, the Show is fast approaching again! The Canowindra Show Ladies Auxiliary met on Monday 25th
June in the Canowindra RSL Club for a successful CANOWINDRA SHOW LADIES
AUXILIARY SECTION O: DAIRY, FRUIT & GARDEN PRODUCE
The Annual Canowindra Show will be held on September 21st
& 22nd . As usual we will have
Section O this year at the Canowindra Show. So now is the time to start thinking about your green thumbs! The Children’s entry sections range from vegetable to the very popular & fun classes of an Animal Made from Fruit or Vegetables! This always draws a lot of attention and the children love to be creative! There are classes for citrus fruits and best decorated basket of fruit, a wide range of classes for vegetables, collection of herbs and the largest pumpkin. For those who have poultry there are various classes for eggs. Get involved and enjoy the rewards of not only growing your own produce but enjoy sharing your achievements with the community. Each week the Phoenix will have an article on each of the Sections in the Cobley Pavilion. Further information please Contact Deb on 6344 2490.
(Ed. Come on kids, put your thinking caps on and show ‘em what you can do!)
meeting. More Volunteers are needed! The Cobley Pavilion always provides a great display from very talented people. We are indeed very fortunate to have such diverse and gifted local and regional people. A reminder of the Sections available: O: Dairy, Fruit & Garden Produce; P: Home-Mades; R: Preserves; S: Needlework; T: Cut Flowers; Ta: Decorative Flowers; U: Fine Arts; Ua: Photography; V: Junior Art; X: Craft Work. Now is a good time to start thinking ahead and begin preparing your entries. Further information regarding the Canowindra Show Ladies Auxiliary, becoming a Volunteer or about the Sections please contact Debbie on 6344 2490.
THE EXPLORER’S TREE
When Deputy Surveyor George Evans discovered the Lachlan River in 1815 (bringing terror to the natives - one climbing a tree and howling hysterically at the sight of them) his party ran short of provisions on June 1st
, near the Lachlan’s junction with Mandagery
Country Club to our members
ey Draw 7.30pm. nd Bowls from 7pm
, Badge Draw and from 8pm.
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Creek. Before turning back Evans marked a huge old Red Gum – reputedly Australia’s oldest marked tree - ‘Evans June, 1815’ - before returning to Bathurst. In 1880 the Evans tree, like others around it, was ring- barked and the famous tree died. Nearby farmer James Marsh, fearing the tree would soon be burnt, removed the historic inscription with a saw in 1907, cutting 6 inches deep into the tree, removing the 2x3 feet inscription. It was sent to the Australian Museum where it was stored in a rear wing. In 1912 it was transferred to the Mitchell Library who sent it to the library in Bent Street, where it reportedly never saw the light of day. I wonder what became of it. Where the original tree stood (section 38, parish of Trajere) Robert Joyce, then working on the church at Eugowra, re-carved the inscription into the tree where the original was taken out. 12 feet from the tree he built a mound of stone and cement, with a metal plate bearing the inscription ‘ m ked as above gr
ar ew o his spot. Is it still there?
EVN un 81 n t
A S J e 1 5. The tr ’
Sources: Evans’ Journal Trove, National Library of Australia Digitized Newspapers.
The centenary was celebrated in June 1915 at Eugowra with the unveiling of a monument in the town.
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