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Lismore Jubilee Celebration

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Date: 10 Apr 1929 [unknown]
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Many of the pioneers were natives of the Northern Rivers; others are settlers who have been on the rivers for a great number of years. The oldest lady was Mrs. Cravigan, of Gundurimba, who is aged 93, and has been on the rivers for more than 70 years. She was accompanied by her son, her granddaughter and her great-granddaughter.

Other pioneers noticed, together with the number of years they have been on the rivers, included:
Mrs. E. Somerville (Lismore), 72 years;
Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, "Fairholm" (Lismore), 72 and 60 years respectively;
Mrs. M. A. Paskins (Lismore), 72 years;
Mrs. J. E. Roberts (Ballina), 70 years;
Mrs. Wraight (Goonellabah), 72 years;
Mr. and Mrs. James Lofts (N. Lismore), 61 and 60 years respectively;
Mr. John Roberts (Ballina), 60 years;
Mr. Joseph Greenhalgh (Lismore), 81 years;
Mr. C. B. Eastment (Byron Bay), 62 years;
Mr. and Mrs. H. Rann (Nimbin), 64 and 47 years respectively
Mr. and Mrs. Roder (Lismore), 44 years;
Mr. J. Jarvis (Billinudgel), 46 years;
Mr. Arthur Hammond (Byron Bay), 49 years;
Mr. and Mrs. A. Munroe (Steve King Plains), 60 and 45 years respectively;
Mr. W. H. Cravigan (Kyogle), 67 years;
Mr. Edward Towner (Rous Mill), 55 years;
Mr. J. T. Olive (Evans Head), 53 years;
Mr. Ernest Hermann (Ballina), 69 years;
Mr. J. W. Currie (Lismore), 58 years;
Mr. J. D. McDonald (Nimbin), 60 years;
Mr. and Mrs., W. J. Bates (Federal), 47 years;
Mr. John Cusack, 62 years;
Mrs. M. A. Pestall (Wyrallah), 57 years;
Mrs. K. Klein (Svdney), 56 years;
Mrs. M. J. Elliott (Sydney), 47 years;
Mrs. B. E. Walker (Clunes), 40 years;
Mr. W. B. Jackson (Byron Bay), 40 years;
Mrs. Dyson (Ruthven), 80 years;
Mr. and Mrs. S. Costello (Goonellabah). 53 and 68 years respectively;
Mrs. Robson senr., (Ballina), 61 years;
Mr. W. Lockett (Lismore), 50 years;
Mr. Fred Flick (Byron Bay), 60 years;
Mr. W. J. Trethan (Lismore), 52 years;
Mr. James Pearson (Booyong), 52 years;
Mr. W. F. Armbruster (Meerachaum Vale), 51 years;
Mr. S. Robb (Alstonville), 65 years;
Mr. D. Richardson (Gundurimba), 55 years;
Mr. O. B. Jones (Coraki), 76 years;
Mrs. E. McInnes (Coraki), 60. years;
Mr. Hugh Kirkland (Pearce's Creek), 58 years;
Mr. T. J. Brandon (Coraki), 59 years;
Mrs. C. Robson, junr. (Tucki), 54 years;
Mrs. K. McLennan (Byron Bay), 54 years;
Mr. T. Brown (Alstonville), 50 years;
Mrs. S. Barlow (Alstonville), 63 years;
Mr. E. A. Johnson (Eureka), 47 years;
Mr. W. J. Shipway (Lismore), 68 years;
Mr. J. Murphy (Lismore), 68 years;
Mr. B. Jarrett (Brunswick Heads), 71 years;
Mr. W. Munroe (Dunoon), 63 years;
Mr. and Mrs. G. Estreich (Lismore), 68 and 49 years respectively;
Mr. W. J. Hart (Sydney), 60 years;
Mr. E. B. Hollingworth (Casino), 76 years;
Mr. Rushforth (S. Lismore), 41 years;
Mr. John McCosh Hewitson (Lismore), 60 years;
Mrs. T. Dixon (Lismore), 52 years;
Mrs. Bayldon (Lismore), 52 years;
Mrs. M. A. Wade (Lismore), 30 years;
Mrs. Sidney (Lismore), 15 years;
Mr. G. Brownley (Lismore), 59 years;
Mr. Frank Fredricks (Loftville), 64 years;
Mr. Levi Tulk (Wyrallah), 56 years;
Mrs. T. Young (Lismore), 56 years;
Mrs. Moehead (Lismore), 53 years;
Mr. and Mrs. T. Flaherty (Lismore), 60 and 59 years respectively;
Mr. C. A. Barham (Lismore), 60 years;
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lumley (Wardell), 70 and 58 years respectively;
Mr. and Mrs. W. McDonald (Wyrallah), 67 and 61 years respectively;
Mrs. W. Tickle (Sydney), 63 years;
Mrs. F. Strong (Bexley), 45 years;
Mrs. Schaefer (Ballina), 64 years;
Mrs. H. Flick (N. Lismore), 67 years;
Mrs. J. Flick (N. Lismore), 50 years;
Mrs. D. A. Gorton (Lismore), 48 years;
Mrs. N. Nilon (Ballina), 58 years;
Mrs. A. Murray (Ballina), 40 years;
Mr. T. Tulk (Lismore), 56 years;
Mrs. W. H. Cravigan (S. Woodburn), 60 years;
Mrs. A. McPherson (Swan Bay), 63 years;
Mrs. A. Harris (Lismore), 59 years;
Mrs. T. Greenhalgh (Lismore), 50 years;
Mrs. A. Rishworth (Eastwood), 47 years;
Mrs. J. Tedescoe (Tuncester), 60 years;
Mr. W. J. Wakeley (Brunswick Heads), 50 years;
Mr. I. Elliott (Brisbane), 47 years;
Mrs. G. W. Robinson (N. Lismore), 46 years;
Mrs. B. McKenzie (Lismore), 70 years;
Mr. and Mrs. B. Brewster, (Lismore), 40 years;
Mr. Edward K. Towner (Lismore), 53 years;
Mr. J. I. Smith (Sydney), 30 years;
Mr. R. H. Moss (Dyraaba), 55 years;
Mr. A. Wotherspoon (Lismore), 70 years;
Mrs. E. A. Harrison (Lismore), 47 years;
Mrs. B. Gall (Sydney), 66 years;
Mrs. J. Johnson (S. Gundurimba), 80 years;
Mrs. A. J. Brown (Lismore), 72 years;
Mrs. B. F. Ball (Lismore), 28 years;
Rev. B. H. Wotherspoon (Mullumbimby), 47 years, grandson of the late Mr. Andrew Wotherspoon;
Mrs. C. Jones and Mrs. T. F. Murray (Byron Bay), also granddaughter of the late Andrew Wotherspoon, were present;
Mr. G. Cross (N. Lismore), 48 years;
Mrs. Wolsey (Lismore), 50 years;
Mr. H. Parry (Lismore), 32 years;
Mrs. B. A. Lee (Sydney), 69 years.

There were other pioneers present, whom it was impossible to interview by reason of the large crowd that gathered.

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