Lemonade and a Memorial Arch

Advertiser 1983 - Gumeracha's Memorial written by Alona

Gumeracha Memorial Archway - taken October 2013

Gumeracha Memorial Archway – taken October 2013

DESCRIPTION: an article that I wrote as an entry for the Halls Lemonade Competition, and the winning entry appeared in the Advertiser newspaper
 1983 sometime (I was 10)
CURRENT OWNER OF THE ITEM: Alona Tester (nee Phillips)
STORY/ABOUT: My grandma kept this article, but recently passed it on to me. My class at Gumeracha Primary School all entered the Hall’s Lemonade Competition, and for some reason I won, so my entry appeared in the newspaper.
Apart from it appearing in the newspaper, I had someone from Halls come and deliver two slabs of cans of lemonade! I can tell you that totally made my year!


Portrait of a Minister

Robert McCullough


DESCRIPTION: portrait of Rev. Robert McCullough
undated, but it was taken later in his life, so possibly around 1925-1930
(this photo appears in a newspaper article dated 6 December 1929)
STORY/ABOUT: Robert McCullough was born in Randalstown, Antrim, Ireland in 1853. After studying to be a minister at Charles Spurgeon’s “Pastor’s College” in London, Robert emigrated to Australia in 1879 and was a minister at the Baptist Church at Fitzroy, Victoria, before setting up a Baptist church in Longford, Tasmania. He the ministered at churches in Hobart, Tasmania and from mid-1890s he was the minister at Mount Barker, South Australia.
He died in 1931 age 78, after incurring a fractured skull after falling off his bike.