The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Wednesday 23 June 1897, page 9
Early in the morning thanksgiving ser- vices were held by the united churches. At half-past 11 a.m. a procession started from the shire-hall, headed by the Maldon Brass Band, followed by the members of the Maldon Shire Council, and in the following order came the fire brigade, the various friendly societies, with flying banners, with fully 1,000 children with their teachers, the whole being marshalled by Mr. George Ray, jun., the procession being fully one mile and a half in length. When the procession arrived at the shire reserve the children were formed into a ring and a royal salute of 21 guns fired. All present then sang the National Anthem. After a short address by the president of the shire (Mr. James M’Lay), the children were marched to the state school, where refreshments were provided, and in the afternoon sports were held. Flags were flying in all direc- tions. The shire-hall and several private places were illuminated in the evening, and church serves were held.
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), Thursday 24 October 1907, page 7
The awards at the Ballarat South street
competitions today were as follow :- E flat bass solo – F. Appleby, Ararat, 88, 1; G. Thompson (Newtown. N.S.W.), 82, 2. Hartley Harmer (Broken HOI), and J Butcher (Maldon), 81 points each, tied for third place. Eighteen competitors. Septette for brass band – Perth City (W.A.), 78, 1: Newtown Band (N.S.W.), 75. 2; Richmond City Band. 70 points, 3. Port Pine Band, S.A., 69 points, 4. No other competitors. Euphonium solo – R. Piper (Perth City), 86 points, 1; A. Edwards (Launceston), 84 points, 2. Twenty-eight competitors. Soprano solo – W. H. Davis (Marvborough Band). 85 points, 1; H. Partington (Perth). 82 points, . 2: J, Hickey (Geelong) and H. Shugg (Geelong) equal. 81, points. 3. Quartet, brass – (Maldon Brass Band), 81 points, 1: (Perth Citv Band), 78 points, 2; (Newtown Band,
(1) Maldon & The Tarrangower Diggings 2nd Edition 1979, A J Williams