9 July 1937, p. 6,
"Pruning Demonstrations
Horticultural Society's Arrangements
The first of a series of demonstrations and talks on pruning, arranged by the Horticultural Society of Canberra, will be conducted at the residence of Mr F. A. Piggin, Moresby Crescent on Sunday, commencing at 2.30 p.m.
The afternoon will be devoted to a practical demonstration on pruning fruit trees. Mr H. F. Sackett will be in charge of the secateurs and will work on a variety of trees in various stages of growth representing practically all fruits grown in Canberra."
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30 July 1938, p. 3,
"Fruit Tree Pruning
Despite drizzling rain more than a few dozen attended the fruit tree pruning demonstration given by Mr. H. Sackett at Mr. F. A. Piggin's residence, Red Hill, last week-end. Apples, pears, plums, and peaches, were dealt with in an explicit manner by Mr. Sackett, who impressed upon the gathering that spraying and cultivation were equally as essential in fruit-growing as pruning."