Canberra, Capital Territory, Australia

Newspaper Abstracts

  • The Canberra Times, 16 December 1926, p. 2.
    Display Advertisement
    Specialising in Fresh Machine-Made Bread.
    [Hubert File Sackett (1898–1976) s. George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times 13 April 1927, p. 15.
    At a meeting of the Municipal Council on Monday night building permits were granted to the following: Sackett Bros., extension to Bakery, Crawford Street. 240 pounds; …."
    [Hubert File Sackett (1898–1976) s. George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 28 July 1931, p. 2.
    The Editor, "The Canberra Times."
    Sir,—On June 27, the acting-Secretary to the Department of Home Affairs was advised, by letter as to whom we had selected as our representative to the inquiry.
    [Transcriber's note: Further articles show this inquiry to be about the cost of bread e.g. 22 May, p. 1 & 29 July 1931, p. 3]
    On July 9 we received a reply accepting our nomination on consideration that there would be no allowances made, for travelling expenses.
    In our reply on July 13, we considered that these allowances were only reasonable, as the inquiry had not been called for by the bakers.
    We have had no settlement concerning this matter as yet. We might state that our representative, who is very financially interested in one of the Canberra bakery businesses is a very busy man and has to travel from Sydney to be present at the inquiry.
    Your report of July 24 states that Mr. Townsend, who is to act as independent chairman to the inquiry, has been collecting data relative to same. May we state that no data has been collected on the master bakers' behalf. Neither do we think that a gentleman of this status would consider any unfair action, as his role of office is to adjudicate on the evidence brought forward by the representative of consumer and manufacturer at the inquiry.
    Yours, &c,
    H. F. SACKETT.
    For and on behalf of the bakers of Canberra. Queanbeyan, July 27, 1931."
  • The Canberra Times, 21 September 1932, p. 4.
    "Baker Fined
    Inspector Called During Absence
    At the Queanbeyan Police Court before Mr J. W. Forrest, P.M., Hubert F. Sackett, of Queanbeyan, pleaded guilty to a charge of storing food for sale in an unclean room.
    Mr Robert Horne, Health Inspector of Sydney, said that there were 15 bags of flour stored in what had been a motor garage. Evidence of rat infestation was present and the place was unfit for the storage of food.
    Defendant said that he was absent at the time when the inspection was made. The flour was the last of a consignment, and he intended cleaning up in preparation for a new one which was invoiced. All flour which showed any sign of rat or mice infection was thrown away and the rest of the flour carefully sieved.
    "I invite the public or anyone at any time to inspect my premises," he said.
    Sackett was fined 2 with 8/- costs and 2 expenses of witnesses in default 9 days' hard labour."
    [Hubert File Sackett (1898–1976) s. George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 14 February 1934, p. 4.
    "Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
    Election of Office Bearers: Council members … C. Sackett"
  • The Canberra Times, 17 January 1935, p. 4.
    "Queanbeyan Poultry Club
    … The election of officers resulted as follows: … committee … H. V. Sackett …"
  • The Canberra Times, 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."
    [Two more paragraphs not transcribed].
    [Similar article on 9 July 1938, p. 2]
    [Hubert File Sackett (1898–1976) s George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 30 September 1937, p. 4.
    Last Friday at Northbourne Oval. Ainslie School held its second annual sports meeting.
    Turning the tables on Goodwin House, Rupert Smith House won the P. and C. Cup by a substantial margin.
    Goodwin House gained the verdict in the March Past.
    Judging by last Friday's effort, the school should give a good account of itself at the F.C.T. schools' sports on Wednesday, October 13.
    Results were:
    BOYS ….
    Under 9—D. Faull 1, J. Hobbs 2, P. Weymouth 3, B. Harvey 4.
    Under 10—B. Veal 1, W. Sackett 2, B. McLeod 3, B. Mabbott 4.
    [Winsome May Sackett (1928– ) d. Hubert File & May Jane (Rustin) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 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."
    [Hubert File Sackett (1898–1976) s George File & Arabella (Leans) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 13 December 1941, p. 2.
    His Excellency the Governor General (Lord Gowrie), accompanied by His Excellency the Governor (Sir Winston Dugan) and the Lieutenant Governor (Sir Frederick Mann) held an Investiture at Government House, Melbourne, yesterday morning…. The Governor-General knighted and invested the following gentlemen:…. His Excellency also made the following presentations: Insignia of an Officer of the Mill Order of the British Empire to: Air tary Division of the Most Excellent [sic: should read "Insignia of an Officer of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to: Air"] Commodore Joseph Eric Hewitt, R.A.A.F., A.D.C.; Group-Captain Ellis Charles Sackett, R.A.A.F.; …."
  • The Canberra Times, 14 December 1943, p. 4.
    The District Inspector of Schools (Mr. H. A. Williamson) declared at the annual Speech Day of the Canberra High School yesterday that there was no better school in the Commonwealth ….
    Prefects for 1944 are—Girls: Marjorie Bain, Joan Buffington, Beryl Mills, Margaret Murray Marcia Raggatt, Winsome Sackett, Nancy Stewart and Pauline Sullivan. Boys: …."
    [Winsome May Sackett (1928– ) d. Hubert File & May Jane (Rustin) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times 1 December 1944, p. 3.
    The annual meeting of the Transport Union was held at Kingston last night when the following officers were elected: President, Mr. J. Wright; senior vice-president, Mr. H. Sackett; vice-president, Mr. D. Wingate; secretary, Mr. M. Collins; assistant, Mr. A. Oldfield; treasurer, Mr. J. Wilson; returning officer, Mr. R. Roots; committee. Mrs. M. Coles and Messrs. O. Waldron, L. Martin, M. Purcell and L. Brodie; auditor, Mr A. Tierney; delegate to Federal Council, Mr. M. Collins; delegates to Trades and Labour Council, Messrs.. Wright, Wilson, Collins, and Purcell; and proxies, Messrs. Oldfield, Martin, Sackett and Roots."
    [Hubert Ross Sackett s. Hubert File & May Jane (Rustin) Sackett]
  • The Canberra Times, 7 May 1947, p. 4.
    Y. W. C. A. Notes
    The Y Y So-Ed Club's Annual Meeting was held on Monday night, when the following committee of management was elected—E Carrucan, M. Macaulay, W. Sackett, J Murray, V. Avent and H Angers. The name of the Club will now be the Y Y Social Club as this name is more appropriate to the activities in progress. Thanks were expressed to all who had contributed to the success of the Club programme.
  • The Canberra Times, 6 August 1949, p. 6.
    Barton teams for to-day are:
    A-Grade: …
    B Grade: …
    C Grade: Staunton, Grant, Wilson, Balfour, Angeli, Cameron, Davis, MacNicol, Sackett, Tressider, Lucas."
    [Transcriber's note: There are a number of articles concerning Sackett playing hockey.]
  • The Canberra Times, 22 April 1950, p. 3.
    "Judging Day at A. C. T. Show
    Although entries in many sections are numerically smalI, the quality of exhibits at the A.C.T. Show is the highest for many years ….
    Mr. Sackett, judge in the fruit section stated that the show of apples was quite pleasing. Owing to the lateness of the season the display of stone fruits and grapes had to be eliminated."
  • Canberra Times, 31 May 1950, p. 5.
    ALL interested persons are cordially invited to attend fruit tree pruning demonstrations and lectures to be conducted by Mr. T. N. Powell (NSW. Department of Agriculture) as under.
    Friday, 2nd June, 1950, at 9.30 am, at Mr Sackett's Orchard, on Jerrabomberra Avenue."

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