A scene at Evansdale, north of Dunedin, with the railway
and traffic bridges at left. - Otago Witness,
About 30 gentlemen, representing Greenfield, Clydevale,
Tuapeka Mouth, Tuapeka West, Taumata, and other districts in
Clutha which would be served by a railway running up the Clutha
Valley from Balclutha to Tuapeka Mouth attended a meeting in
the Clydevale Hall on Saturday for the purpose of urging the
construction of the railway.
Such a service has been agitated for for several years, and
the people of Balclutha and the settlers of the districts
concerned are confident that their constant application will
be rewarded in time.
Mr M'Inerney presided, and, in explaining the object of the
meeting, said that Mr James Allen, M.P. for Bruce, had
advised that a petition should be sent to Parliament as early
It was resolved that petitions should be procured by the
Tuapeka Mouth Railway League urging a railway from Balclutha
to Tuapeka Mouth.
The Clutha Valley Railway League (a society in Balclutha with
the same object) was asked to co-operate with the Tuapeka
Mouth League in securing petitions, and to send a deputation
to Wellington to urge Parliament to construct the railway.
Messrs D. Murray and J. Smith were appointed to represent the
Tuapeka Mouth League at Wellington.
• During the month of June 110 married men and 301 who were
single men or widowers were assisted by the Labour Department
to find employment, and upon these were dependent 346
persons. Of the number so assisted 262 were sent to private
employment and 149 to Government works. The Dunedin office
contributed 71 to the total number seeking work, and of these
22 were married men. The number of dependants was 70.
• An exciting incident occurred in Lower High street
yesterday morning, when a runaway horse, mounted by a lad
riding bareback and with nothing but a rope halter in his
hand, charged down the street.
The horse cleverly cleared a barricade erected by some
road-menders on the south side of the Railway Station, and
swerved towards the main south entrance to the platform.
Again it swerved, and galloped along the front of the
building, and, dashing through the portico, made its way to
the platform by the north entrance.
The railing and a number of trolleys and hand barrows were
negotiated with ease, and the excited animal bore down to the
end of the platform, and took to the permanent way, where the
going was good and the pace hard. But at the Hanover street
crossing a cart and team blocked the way, and the horse was
brought to a stop.
The rider was none the worse for his experience beyond a
severe shaking and a good fright.
- ODT, 18.7.1911.