Extracts from the "Pambula Voice" and Eden, Wyndham, Wolumla, Rocky Hall, Towamba and Merimbula "Advocate"

Excerpts from: 'The History of Wyndham Fourth Edition 2003'
(Not all excerpts from the newspapers are complete.)

January 5, 1894
Catholic Church at Wyndham

A meeting of Roman Catholics was held at Wyndham on New Year's Day with reference to the proposed church. The Rev. Father Power was present. It was decided to have a brick building erected, and in order to raise funds, collectors were appointed for Wyndham and neighbouring districts, as follows: for Parabola, Messrs. P.M. Sheehy, J.P. and James Hickey; Candelo, Messrs. Nadin and W. Collins; Rocky Hall, Messrs. D. Collins and James Grant; Wyndham, E. Power and J. Schuback.

May 4, 1894
Death - Wyndham

Death of Mr. Robert Turbet sen. (Late landlord of Robbie Burns Hotel) ....remains taken to Pres. Church

November 29, 1895

Mr. C. Turbet, son of the late Mr. R. Turbet, has kindly sent a lamp from Sydney for the use of the Presbyterian Church. It will be found a great acquisition, as formerly candles had to be used at evening service, and the light was insufficient for ordinary purposes.

Feb 4, 1898

The following ministers of religion in this district are duly registered to celebrate marriages:

Rev. George Jennings (C. of E.), Pambula.
Rev. Richard Condon (R.C.), Pambula.

Rev. James Lawson Forbes, M.A., B.D., Presbyterian), Eden.
Mr. Walter Edward Crawford (Wesleyan). Pambula.

October 21, 1898
Sum of 48 was contributed at the opening of the new Catholic Church at Wyndham last week.

March 17, 1899

Dr. Bruce, Commissioner for the Presbyterian general Assembly, was entertained by the members of the Presbyterian Church here at a social on Saturday night. The Rev. J.L. Forbes occupied the chair and there was a large audience. The programme....... "When the Heart is Young" was rendered by Miss Robinson...... Other items were: Song, "Mistletoe Bough", Master Raynor...

February 1, 1901

Quite a gloom was cast over our village when the news of the Queen's death came to hand... On Sunday last, the Rev. J.L. Forbes preached an eloquent memorial sermon in the Presbyterian Church, which was draped in black.

March 6, 1903
It is announced that the whole of the churches in this state have agreed to take up a collection on Sunday next in aid of the Drought Relief Fund...

March 4, 1904
The funeral of Mrs Chas Robertson at Wyndham last Friday was one of the largest ever seen in the district. Rev. J.L. Forbes conducted the burial service and Mr T Waterson had charge of the funeral arrangements.

May 20, 1904

The Presbyterian Church committee are about getting a church bell and other improvements; also the church and manse grounds fenced in.

December 16, 1904

The additional work to the Presbyterian Church has been completed. The church building is now complete. Recently the church and manse grounds were cleared and fenced with a picket fence in front.

May 29, 1908

Mr & Mrs W. Robertson and family return their heartfelt thanks to their many kind friends who sent letters, telegrams, cards and floral tributes and especially to those who rendered valuable assistance in their recent sad bereavement. W Robertson. Honeysuckle May 26