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a. Note:   LEFROY STATE SCHOOL Lefroy has not a parents' association at the State School, but for some time a few friends, with Mr. H. Triptree as chairman, have been working to raise a fund by means of euchre parties and dances to give the scholars a trip to the city during the Christmas holidays. A considerable sum has been raised. The committee consists of Mr. H. Triptree (president), Mr. Hawkins (secretary, and treasurer), Mesdames P. McLean, H. Triptree, J. Woodward, and T. Lanham, Messrs. V. Adams and A. Pearson. During the entertainments Mr. F. Burr supplied the music. -It has been decided that the parents and scholars he taken for a day's outing to Launceston, when the party wil be shown through the parks, Gorge, Art Gallery, and go to a picture en tertainment. Refreshments will be provided. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Tuesday 15 December 1936 Edition: DAILY p 4 Article Vigoro TASMANIAN TEAM FOR CARNIVAL AT YORK PARK The following players have been selected to represent Tasmania in the All-Australian Vigoro Carnival, commencing at York Park on March 9: Lily Barlow, Dot Burston. Jean Boyles, Edie Butt, Merle Clapham. Pearl Gibbons, Dot Gearing, Hazel Fleming, Ina McIntee, Billie Neville, Doris Schill, Lorna Waddle, Jean Williams, and Betty Lanrham. There will be practice on Tuesday and Thursday nights Delegates are requested to attend an association meeting on Wednesday. Result of roster matches played on Saturday: South. 44 and 51, d. P. and B., 34 and 31. Smith's best: P. Gibbons 10 wickets, D. Schill, L. Waddle, and Z. Jackson. P. and B.'s best: D. Gearing seven wickets, S. Gearing and N. Gower. "Examiner" 9S,.d. All Whites, 20 and 31. "Examiner's" best: Mavis Batten 3". Ina Mcintee ll wickets. Jean Boyles. Merle Clapham and F. Pcnnystnn were All White's best. Apex d. Thistles by an In- nings. Mrs. Schill, secretary of the Tasmanian Vigoro Association, has received the Hst of players selected to represent Queens- land In tho carnival. They are: S. Rice, P. Franke, ir.'Kratz. E. Brunner, D. Nusa, - B. Balley, T. Rice, M. Sichel. S. Laurlsdon, .1. Harris, E. Maguire, A. Mackay, and D. Rode. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 12 February 1940 p 10 Article Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Monday 12 February 1940 Edition: DAILY p 9 Article VIGORO TEAM ENTERTAINED ;" Mr.'and Mrs. H. Wllliscroft entertained the members ot the Tasmanian women's vigoro team at their home in "West St., Launceston. Mrs. A. Schill . was. elected captain ot the team, and Miss Lil Barlow vice-captain. Mr. S. . Richardson, ;on behalf of the teami thanked ;Mr.'and Mrs. Wllliscroft for , the party. Those present were: Mesdames Schill,-M. Mcintee, L. Gurr, Misses Lil . Barlow, Betty Lanham, Jean Willams, Jean Boyles, Merle Clapham,. Hazel Fleming, Lorna Waddle, Doris . Burston, Dorothy Gearing, Ettie Butt, Pearl Gibbons, Messrs. S. Richardson, . A. Schill, and M. Mcintee. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tuesday 20 February 1940 p 10 Article FIRST AID PASS LIST St. John Ambulance Association. Dr. R. J. D. Turnbull has announced the following pass list of candidates at the first aid examination held on August 26. Dr. Ian Pearson gave the lecture series:-Ivy Hart, Ellen Hus band, Edna Brooks, Elsie Brown, Alice Clayton, Melva Martin, Dorothy Chencry, Jean Douglas, Lorna Johnston, Beryl Dyas, Florence Durant, Barbara Ellis, Florence Eastoe, Isla Garrard. Reine Gee, Cynthia Hessell, Elvie Johnston, Bettie Lanham, Freda Law, Enid Rodman. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Wednesday 28 August 1940 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION p 6 Article HOME NURSING EXAMINATIONS Sister N. Ferguson and Sister C. Cummins have announced pass results of the home nursing examination held on September 30. Instruction was given by Matron C. Skirving, Mrs. H. Ste phenson and Mrs. A. Evans. Matron McClymont assisted the examiners in the practical work. Passes-Mesdames A. Bird, V. Courtenay, M. Tregear, Misses Irma Ball, Doroth; Dean, Beryl Dyas, Edna Brooks, Margaret Don aghy, Muriel Warren, Betty Naylor, Allison Edwards, Margaret Tuck, Maisie Fisher, Heather Brown, Margaret Hodgman, Dorothy Innes, Norma Mc Clutchey, Freda Clerke, Vera Smith, Betty Lanham, Irene Newman, Elsa Ball, Gwen Turmine. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Friday 10 October 1941 Voluntary Aid Detachments were established during World War I by members of the Australian Red Cross and the Order of St John. Members received instruction in first aid and home nursing from the St John Ambulance Association. Initially they worked without pay in hospitals and convalescent homes alongside doctors and nurses. After the war the voluntary service continued. Recruits were drawn from the local area by invitation from a serving member. During the World War II Voluntary Aid Detachment members were given more medical training, but they were not fully qualified nurses. Voluntary Aides worked in convalescent hospitals, on hospital ships and in the blood bank, as well as on the home front. In New South Wales Voluntary Aid Detachments are now part of the Voluntary Aid Service Corps (VASC). To become a member of the Corps, volunteers must hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate. Members provide free first aid at major sporting and cultural events as well as assistance in times of disaster. The Australian Red Cross began organising Voluntary Aid Detachments (VADs) nation-wide as part of Lady Helen Munro Ferguson's appeal "to the women of Australia" at the onset of World War I. They soon came to be largely comprised of women. Their scheme followed the policy of the British War Office, and the British Red Cross Society, of which Australia was developing a branch. A number of women had also enrolled in a Voluntary Aid Detachment in 1914 as part of the formation of the New South Wales branch of the British Red Cross Society. By August 1915, the Australian branch of the British Red Cross reported that Victoria and Tasmania also had Voluntary Aid Detachments. In addition Special Voluntary Aid Detachment Committees had been formed in each State Division, and a Committee of the Central Council had been formed. Recognised by the Military, the Voluntary Aid Detachments were at their peak in World War I and World War II, providing first aid, nursing assistance, comforts, domestic assistance and other supports for returned and wounded soldiers. In between the two World Wars, they continued their care for ex-soldiers and their families, raised funds, and moved into civil hospitals, homes and health associations. In 1928, they became a technical reserve of the Army Medical Corps, administered under the Minister of Defence through a Joint Central Council. After World War II, they extended their civilian service, which included the assistance of new immigrants. In January 1948, direct control of the Voluntary Aid Detachments was returned to the Australian Red Cross and St John Ambulance Society. Yet many Voluntary Aid Detachments folded as time went on, States withdrew from this area, and staff worked in a range of other Australian Red Cross services. In New South Wales, however, the Voluntary Aid Detachments were renamed and revamped as the Voluntary Aid Service Corps in 1967, where they still remain active. • 1916 - 1918 Australian Government recognised the Voluntary Aid Detachments as auxiliaries to the Medical Service, and Voluntary Aids began working in military hospitals in Australia • 1918 - 1939 After the war the voluntary service continued in hospitals throughout Australia, drawing recruits from local areas by invitation from a serving member • 1928 - 1948 Voluntary Aid Detachments became a technical reserve of the Army Medical Corps, administered under the Minister of Defence through a Joint Central Council • 1939 - 1940 Due to labour shortages Voluntary Aids once again began working in the military hospital system • January 1940 Voluntary Aids began receiving payment for their duties • 1941 The role of Voluntary Aid Detachments expanded and they are now employed in a wide range of positions, including as clerks, ambulance drivers, seamstresses, storekeepers, radiographers, dental orderlies and laundry staff • June 1941 Approval granted for Voluntary Aids to serve overseas • October 1941 During World War II Voluntary Aid Detachment members serve in Cairo, Gaza and Ceylon as well as on hospital ships • October 1941 200 Voluntary Aids embark for the Middle East. • March 1942 The Military Board approved the call-up of Voluntary Aids, and the Voluntary Aid Detachment began to be administered as a service within the Army Medical Service • December 1942 The Australian Army Medical Women's Service established to distinguish between full-time military Voluntary Aids and those attached on a voluntary basis to the aid organisations • January 1948 Direct control of the Voluntary Aid Detchments was returned to the Australian Red Cross and St John Ambulance Society • 1967 Voluntary Aid Detachments were renamed and revamped as the Voluntary Aid Service Corps View the full record at Australian Women's Register source: http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/752066?c=people LEFROY A social, arranged by Mrs. Jns. Lee, assisted by Mr. Hay, as hon. secretary, in aid of the War Veterans' Home at Launceston, was held at Lefroy last week. Prizes were donated for cards, and among the winners were: Mesdames J. Lee sen. and T.(Isabelle) Lanham, Misses Iris Abrams and Betty Lanham, and Messrs. Joseph (Alice) Lee and F. Green. Cards and dancing were enjoyed, and supper was provided. The proceeds were £3 4s. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Monday 23 November 1936 SPORT and WOMEN FINE weather prevailed for Saturday's vigoro matches, and the play was of a high standard. Apex, "The Examiner," and Patons and Baldwins won their respective matches. This is the first time P. and B. have had a vic tory this season, but as they are field ing a stronger team they should win more often in future. The Thistles v. Apex match provided a very close finish. Apex winning by only three runs. Betty Lanham secured 24 runs and P. Turner 14 in Thistle's first innings, and J. Edwards. who took nine wickets, was the best bowler. Apex were best served by L. Wilcox, who scored 15 runs. M. Maynard scored 12 and J. Robinson 11. Joy Nichols, who has been very consistent this season, scored 12 runs, and was the only "Examiner" batswoman to reach double figures in the match against All Whites. M. Clapham, 23 runs, and N. Talbot, 18, batted well for the losers. In the P. and B. versus South match, the outstanding players were D. Gearing, who scored 15 rues and N. Gower, 7 wickets for P. and B. and Peggy Allan. P. Gibbons, and I. Waddle for South. The players are very enthusiastic this season and are striving hard for inclusion in the Tasmanian test Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Wednesday 13 December 1939 PRESENTATION OF DEBUTANTES: NAVY, MILITARY BALL Decorated with flags of the British Empire and a canopy of tiny amber-coloured lights, the Albert Hall presented a gay scene last evening on the occasion of the Naval and Military Ball. A highlight of the evening was the presentation by Mrs. G. A. D. Youl of a number of debutantes to the State Commandant (Brigadier G. E. Manchester) and Mrs. Manchester. The stage was attractively arranged as a lounge for the official guests, with large brass bowls of spring blossom, and small pots of flowering primulas. Among the guests who accepted invitations were: The State Commandant (Brigadier G. E. Manchester) and Mrs. Manchester, the Minister for Lands and Works (Major T. H. Davies) and Mrs. Davies. the Mayor (Mr. F. Boat wright) and Mrs. Boatwright, the Mas ter Warden (Mr. W. Robinson) and Mrs. Robinson. Lieut.-Col. K. A. Hall and Mrs. Hall, Lieut.-Col. G. A. D. Youl and Mrs. Youl, Lieut.-Col. S. E. Joyce and Mrs. Joyce, Lieut.-Col. L. H. Payne and Mrs. Payne, Lieut.-Col. W. Fotheringham and ,Mrs. Fothering ham, Lieut.-Col. T. W. Bartley and Mrs. Bartley, Lieut.-Col. L. M. Mullen and Mrs. Mullen, Lieut-Col. P. C. Thompson and Mrs. Thompson, Flight Lieut. G. Buscombe and Mrs. Bus combe. Lieut.-Com. A. J. McKenzie and Mrs. McKenzie, Major R. S. Gee and Mrs. Gee, Major G. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford. Major E. Coulter and Mrs. Coulter, Major R. P. Harrison and Mrs. Harrison. The debutantes were Misses Joan Barton, Marjory Crow, Dulcie Cottrell, Cynthia Hessell, Beryl Dyas.. Betty Lanham, Betty Ivory, Lols Warmsley. Joyce Young, Fay Stancombe, and their partners were Corporal Moon, L.A.C., Facy A.-Cpl. Mynes, A.-Cpl. Randall, A.-Cpl. Murray, A.-Cpl. Spicer, A.-Cpl. Legg, A.-Cpl. Pearce, A.-Cpl. Adams. The supper room was gay with a profusion of spring flowers. The of ficial table was decorated in rose ton ings, with blossom, carnations, rose buds, shaded tulips, and stocks in lovely effect, while the several longer tables held crystal vases of iris, primroses, poppies, pansies and tiny daisies, all in yellow shades. The joint secretaries for the ball were Mrs. C. A. Blakeley and Mrs. R. P. Harrison. The Frocks Mrs. G. A. D. Youl chose a picture frock of silver grey net mounted on matching taffeta. The waistline was encircled with appliqued flowers in many vivid hues. Mrs. G. E. Manchester chose a grace ful gown of black velvet with a deep cape collar of black net embroidered with white chenille spots. Apple green self figured satin was becoming to Mrs. T. H. Davies. Fash ioned with short sleeves, the frock was softly rucked on the sleeve bands and on the tiny pockets. The Mayoress (Mrs. F. Boatwright) was graceful in black, her gown featuring wrist length lattice-worked sleeves and a single long diamente brooch at the neckline. Mrs. K. A. Hall was charming in a slimly cut white frock patterned in tiny gold motifs and encircled at the waist with a narrow gold kid belt. Between dances she donned a musquash coat. A tailored black velvet frock relieved in front with a small diamente bow was the choice of Mrs. P. C. Thomp son. Mrs. G. Buscombe suited her fair colouring with a gaily patterned floral frock and bolero in tones of pink and blue on a white ground. Mrs. E. J. Coulter covered a full skirted chiffon frock diagonally striped in many vivid hues with a floor length cloak of forest green velvet. A cosy skunk cape topped the full skirted gown of black satin embossed chiffon worn by Mrs. Rhys Harrison. A cluster of small golden daises nes tled at the deep cut neckline of Mrc. E. E. von Bibra's lovely frock of black embossed chiffon and her wrap was of black velvet. Mrs. J. Rail Robertson's beautifullyi cut frock was an uncommon shade of lilac blue. The skirt fell full to the ankles from deep set'godets. Narrow ruched panels of black lac ouer ribbon were an attractive note on Mrs. C. M. Hill's black frock. Her bolero was in bright paisley tonings. Mrs. C. A. Blakely danced in a tail ored dinner gown of black velvet adorned with tiny diamente buttons and diamente scrolling to give the ef fect of pockets on the skirt. Parchment angelskin patterned in pastel tonings of cyclamen and green made Mrs. J. W. Greer's becoming short sleeved frock. Mrs. Maxwell Cleaver's slimly cut frock was, patterned in green and or chid shades on a black ground. Mrs. I. Greenlees wore a tiny dark blue bolero with an attractive dress scattered with blue motifs on a white ground. With a graceful black frock embroi dered with a small floral design Mrs. E. F. Hessell wore a tailored jacket of silver lame. One of the loveliest frocks on the floor was that worn by Miss Judith Littler. Of silver grey moire taffeta, the fullness of its skirt was taken tc the back to fall from a soft bustle bow, and slipper orchids were fastened to the deep cut decolletage. Miss Nell Ramsay's very uncommon frock comprised a full skirt of prune coloured taffetas and a high-throated silver blouse, the whole contrasted with a vivid cherry sash. Mrs. H. J. F. Coe was a slim figure in tea rose lace sashed with deep green velvet. Gay Colour Schemes Floral frocks were much in evidence; and two of the most striking were those worn by Miss Pat Alomes and Miss Hae Winspear. The former showed a brilliant flower design in blue and red on a chalk white ground, the wearer hlaving a cluster of matching flowers m her fair hair, while Miss Winspear's Irock was a bold floral design of lime green and navy blue finished with a large bustle bow. Miss Joan Stewart was an outstand ing figure in a charming picture frock of cloud blue tulle with huge puffed sleeves and a tight fitting bodice of deeper blue velvet Blue and white novelty-striped American pique formed the swing skirt of Mrs. Crayton Johnson's dance frock, and the high-throated bodice was white. Miss Pauline Nichols' lovely picture frock of floating black tulle had a cross cut swathing of red, white and blue. Debutantes in White The debutantes, who were escorted by army officers, each carried a posy of white tulip buds tied with white .satin ribbons. Miss Marjorie Crow was frocked in ,white tulle over satin made on full 'skirted lines and having elbow-length puff sleeves. Satin-patterned ripple cloque made Miss Betty Ivory's slim frock, which had elbow-length sleeves and a wine square neckline caught with small dia mente clips. Miss Beryl Dyas was dainty in white gossamer lace finished with a heart shaped neckline and short sleeves built to a high shoulder line. MtLiss Fay Stancombe's white chiffons were ruched to form a wide heading across the square neckline in front and extending over the short- full sleeves. White chiffon also made Miss Dulcie Cottrell's frock, which had the fullness of its bodice gathered to a deep square neckline. Miss Joan Barton chose crisp rustling moire for her gown, cut with a full flowing skirt and tiny sleeves. Miss Cynthia Hessell's pretty dress of white chiffon had a full skirt falling from a deep waistband studded with scintillating diamentc. Lace outlined the neckline of Miss Joyce Young's white georgette frock and a wide band of shirring marked the waistline. Miss Lois Warmsley was a tall, grace ful figure in filmy white chifftn cut on full-skirted lines, and her shoulders were covered with scarf draperies of the same material caught at one shoul der with a single white flower. Tiny frills formed a bolero on Miss Betty Lanham's debutante frock of white taffeta, which was cut with a full waltz skirt. Among the. Dancers Noticed among the large gathering were Dr. and Mrs. G. T. H. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Nigel Moore, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hessell, Majot and Mrs. H. J. F. Coe, Captain and Mrs. W. J. Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Gill, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Meredith, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Gibson, Major and Mrs. Maxwell Clea ver, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Greer, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Whiteman, Flight-Lieut. and Mrs. W. Townsend, Flight-Lieut. and Sirs. R. Greenlees, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sibbin, Mr. and Mrs. E. Atherton, Mr. and Mrs. F. Cole. Mr. and Mrs. H1. E. Tregaskis, Air. and Mrs. K. Douglas. Mrs. H. P. Keach. Mrs. R. It. Field, Mrs. C. Johnson, Mrs. Darcy Seddon, Mrs. A. Cameron, Mrs. L. Bain, Mrs. T. N. Collins, Mrs. F. G. Dougharty, Mrs. Allen Hollingsworth, Misses Wmin ani Joan Stewart, Rae and Beverley Winspear, Pat Alomes, Flora Collins, Diane Collins, Pauline Nichols, Juinne Tyson, Althen Westwood, Lois Robins. Judith Littler. Peggy Holmes, Beverley Jackson. Nancy Burn, Gwen Boland, Margaret Jinks, Verna Cox, Nell Ramsay, Jean Bain, Alison Edwards, Meg Pousty, Janet Green, E. Webster, Rose mary Garner, Mary Lewis, Dorothy Upton, Norma Hart. Meg Armstrong, Mittie and Heather Cooper, Betty Badcock, Isabel Burbury, Meg Mayhead, Betty Lapthorne. Harley Sayer, Winnie Butcher, S. Boutcher. Dr. R. A. Lewis, Messrs. G. G. . Fulton, Neil Bain, Ormonde Deacon, Ted Porteous, R. Gilpin, R. Doherly. Les Wtlke. Bob Stancombe, George Johnston, Lieut. R. K. Green, Captain A. Dumaresq, Lieut. A. Bain, Lieut. Archer, Lieut. J. Furmage, Bob Alexan der and many members of the army and air forces. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900-1954) Thursday 3 October 1940 WOMEN INJURED Week-End Accidents In City Streets Two women were Injured when a motor-car driven by Thomas Stephen Lanham, of 89 Bathurst St., Launceston, ran into a tree In Elphin Road, Launceston, on Saturday as it was proceeding from the city. Mr Lanham's wife had her jaw fractured, and Mary Gibson (23), of King's Meadows, received severe lacerations to the face and scalp. They were admitted to the Launceston General Hospital. William Lanham (5) suffered a head Injury, hut was not detained at the hospital. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Monday 3 April 1939 p 7 Article INJURED IN MOTOR SMASH Car Swerves Into Tree On Elphin Road Thomas Stephen Lanham, of 89 Bathhurst-street. was driving a car along Elphin-road near the junction of High street on Saturday afternoon, when the vehicle swerved and struck a tree at the side of the road. Two occupants of the car. Isabella Lanham (39) and Mary Gibson (23), of King's Meadows, were admitted to the Launceston Public Hospital suffering from a fractured jaw and severe lacerations to the face and scalp respectively. William Lanham (5) received lacerations to the scalp, but after treatment was allowed to go home. It was reported last night that the condition of the two women was satisfatory. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Monday 3 April 1939 Edition: LATEST NEWS EDITION and DAILY p 6 Article NB from Betty Moore nee Lanham: Mary Gibson was a team mate in the same Vigoro team as Betty Lanham. They were all on their way to a Vigoro match VIGORO I NORTHERN ASSOCIATION - Players selected to play a demonstration match at the First Basin carnival on Saturday are Reds P Gibbons (capt ) M Mavnard (vice capt ) M Batten I Mcintee O Lanham J Edwards T Sice S Rainbow J East burn M Duncan E Jctson P Atto Whites L Waddle (capt ) B Lanham(vice capt ) L Barlow D Gearing Z Jackin S Gearing B Fitch K Bentlev J Nichol* E McGaughen D Jetson N McDonald Practice will be held at Cornwall Sq on Thursday The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Tuesday 28 January 1941 p 7 Article VIGORO TEAM TO REPRESENT TASMANIA (see photo) Players comprising the vigoro team selected to represent Tasmania in the interstate carnival beginning at Launceston on Saturday: Back row (left to right): P. Gibbons, J. Wil- liams, I. Mcintee, W. Schill (capt.), B. Lanham, H. Fleming, J. Boyles. Front row: B.Neville, L. Waddle, D. Burston, M. Clapham, D. Gearing, L. Barlow (vice-capt.), E. Butt. The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) Wednesday 6 March 1940 p 5 Article Illustrated The following players have been selected to play a demonstration match at the swimming carnival on February 1, commencing at 7 p.m.: Green Team--L. Waddle (captain), B. Lanham (vice_captain), L. Barlow (wic ketkeeper), D. Gearing, Z. Jackson, S. Gearing, B. Fitch. K. Bentley, J. Nich ols, E. McGaughey D. Jetson, N. Mc Donald. Red team-P. Gibbons (captain), M. Maynard (vice-captain), M. Batten (wic ketkeeper), I. McIntee, O. Lanham, J. Edwards, T. Slcee, S. Rainbow, J. East ban, M. Duncan, E. Jetson, S. Atto. Players not available should notify tihe secretary. Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954) Tuesday 28 January 1941 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION p 8 Article Albert John and Betty Moore played Badmington for some years after 1950. Betty continued to play tennis until the late 1950's Both Bert and Betty were also involved in Little Theatre


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