South Australia newspaper abstracts

  • The Advertiser (Adelaide), 25 May 1907, p. 14.
    "Church Notes
    Dr. Eyre, vicar of All Saints' Church, Scarborough, Yorkshire, had been invited, and had promised to address the Wesleyan Brotherhood, at the Hoxton-road Wesleyan Chapel on a recent Sunday. The address was advertised as "The Christian as God's Gentleman." Dr. Eyre found himself unable to fulfil the engagement, the reasons for his absence being explained in the following letter which he received from the Archbishop of York:—"Dear Dr. Eyre—I hear that you are proposing to preach tomorrow or to give an address in a Wesleyan chapel, which is in the parish of the mother church. I must tell you that this will be against ecclesiastical order unless you have Archdeacon Lindsay's consent.—Yours very faithfully, Willelm Ebor. I must forbid this intrusion.—W. E." In forwarding this letter to the secretary of the Brotherhood Dr. Eyre remarked:—"I was not proposing to 'preach, but merely give an address to on undenominational and unsectarian brotherhood. But I fear I have to acquiesce in the Archbishop's wishes, and it is certainly irregular to speak in the parish of St. Mary's without the incumbent's permission, a thing that never struck me." Dr. Eyre's reply to the Archbishop was as follows:—"My Lord Archbishop—I beg to acknowledge your letter of yesterday, and in your wishes as expressed therein I, of course, at once acquiesce. The address proposed was no sermon at all, nor, as far as I know, connected with any religious ceremony. It was to be merely an unconventional talk to a body of men, some 90 in number, many of them Churchmen. The meeting was to be open to all. If the Church of England in your grace's diocese or in Scarborough could reach the men, and you know as well as I do she does not, one would be invited less frequently to speak to working-class men, such as I proposed to address to-day, men who are in many cases Churchmen, but outside the reach of Anglican worship. Could not your grace perhaps advise your clergy how to recover these good people to the Prayer-book and their parish churches?" The Rev. W. Sackett (South Cliff Wesleyan Church), who gave an address in Dr. Eyre's absence, said no one heard bitter words about the Church of England from a Methodist platform, and he hoped the Church would grow out of the narrowness that prevented its ministers from addressing another congregation. Dr. Eyre's kindness in accepting the invitation to address the brotherhood was acknowledged in a vote or thanks."
    [Walter Sackett (1865–1924) s. Jeremiah & Sarah (File) Sackett]
  • The Advertiser (Adelaide), 23 November 1907, p. 13.
    "New South Wales
    SYDNEY, November 22.
    Arthur Pettis reported to the police that he had seen the body of a man lying near the railway line some six miles out of Cobar. A constable went out, and found the body. There were bruises on the left side of the shoulder, on the back, and the back of the head, and the clothes were ripped and torn about. About 100 yards away a cap was found. It is believed that the man either jumped or fell from the train, or he was attempting to board the same. The remains are supposed to be those of T. Sackett, who was working in the neighborhood."
    [Thomas Sackett (1867–1907)
  • The Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 July 1909, p. 10.
    "Killed By Train
    Kalgoorlie, July 13. A fatal accident, of which the victim was Thomas Sackett, an elderly man, occurred last night. Sackett was knocked down and killed by a passing train at the Williamstown crossing, near the Hannan's-street station, the only visible injury being a cut on the head."

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