Excerpts From Early Papers
(Supplied by Mark Shirley of Outback Communities Authority (OCA))
Farina Town – April 8,1879
Farina Town, March 29 evening, an entertainment was given by members of the Farina cricket club in aid of funds of the club. The attendance was good, and the programme, which consisted of songs, recitations, the trial scene from “Pickwick” &c &c was gone through in a very creditable manner. All present seemed to enjoy themselves heartily. It is to be hoped, now the ice is broken and the abilities of some of our residents known, that we shall get further entertainments from time to time.
The weather continues dry and hot; rain is very anxiously looked for, as it is getting so late in the season.
Moonta Musical Competitions – November 14, 1908
HERGOTT SPRINGS November 9. The Bishop of Port Augusta (Dr. Norton) arrived here last week and celebrated mass at the Great Northern Hotel. He was accompanied by the Rev. Father Kirby. His visit, though short, was much appreciated – The Farina cricket team played a match with Hergott Springs team today, the home team scored an easy win. Master Davidson, the local stationmaster’s son, aged 15 years, put up a remarkable record for a boy, scoring over 60 runs in the second innings by good all-round play. The visitors were entertained by the ladies at afternoon tea, and also at a social in the evening.
Country News General – February 24, 1938
In the inter-town cricket match between Farina and Marree, played at Farina, Marree won easily by an innings and 124 runs. During the game Arthur Reading, of the Marree team who made 105, sustained a badly crushed thumb. Sister McArther of the District Trained Nurses Hostel (Farina), gave first aid.
Student’s Grade Cricket Final – February 24, 1938
Marree – The Farina cricket team visited Marree and suffered defeat at the hands of the local team by an innings and 43 runs.
Scores – Marree 164 – (R. Russell 44, G. Aird 24, J. Green 20, K. Bolan 18; M. Arnold 4 for 12.)
Farina 61 and 60 – (N. Kholer 20, J. Penglass 36, K. Bolan 4 for 11, J. Green 4 for 17, G. Aird 6 for 14. G. Bolan 2 for 18, L. Moyes 3 for 11. G. Williams 2 for 3.
The visitors were entertained at afternoon tea.