Looking through local newspapers on Trove - November 1921.
Egg Day was observed at the State School, in aid of Albury Hospital, and 38 dozen eggs were collected.
A horse sale required a second day to cope with the numbers, with over 500 horses yarded.
From a council report - Regarding an establishment of an aerodrome at Wodonga, a good landing ground could be prepared on the Wodonga racecourse, though considerable expenditure would be necessary in the removal of the trees. - Regarding an increase for the cost of street lighting by the Wodonga Electric Supply Co., it was felt the unfair increase of 114 per cent be referred to the Electricity Commissioners.
Mrs Julia Ronan, who for the past 15 years successfully conducted the dining rooms at the saleyards, secured a lease of the Wodonga Coffee Palace. (Just north of the railway line in High St on the eastern side).
There was also a bun eating and a nail driving competition.
The Prime Minister (Mr Hughes) received advice to the effect that His Majesty the King has expressed the hope that on Armistice Day, there should be a complete suspension of all normal business, work and locomotion throughout the British Empire during two minutes' silence, commencing at 11am.
A report of St. Luke's Flower Show reveals that it was more than just flowers, with prizes also awarded for children's handwriting, cookery, painting and hat trimming. There was also a bun eating and a nail driving competition. A considerable sum was raised for the church.
The Defence Department notified council that a trench mortar and a machine gun had been forwarded to Wodonga. Unfortunately, it was not possible to supply any of their history except that they were taken on the Western Front. The mortar was placed in the band rotunda and the machine gun in the hall until it is decided where they will be permanently placed.
Empire Day was celebrated at the State School on May 24. In the morning after assembly, special history and geography lessons, dealing with the growth of the Empire were given to the upper grades. The motto for Empire Day - "One King, one Flag, one Fleet, one Empire" was dealt with and the truth, that to be strong, the Empire must be united, was especially emphasised.
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