Topic: MilitiaRC - NSW
South Coast Rifle Association Council
Meeting, 15 August 1900
[From: Town and Country Journal, 23 June 1900, p. 26.]
The following item was extracted from the Town and Country Journal, 25 August 1900, p. 54.
The first meeting for the year of the South Coast Rifle Association's Council was held at Kiama on August 15, Major H. H. Honey presiding, and there being also present: Lieutenant Stevensen, Sergeant Bales and G. Knight (Kiama) ; Messrs. G. Lindsay and C. W Prott (Wollongong); and Mr. J. Sharpe (Gerringong). The treasurer's statement showed a credit balance of £217, which, considering the difficulties surrounding a first prize meeting, is most satisfactory. The membership of the association (915) is a record for a provincial association, and there was also a record number of competitors at the prize meeting. Major Honey was elected chairman for the year, and Lieutenant Stevensen hon. treasurer. The dates for the next prize meeting were fixed for March 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23, 1901. The association decided to place £200 at fixed deposit in the Government Savings Bank. It was resolved to at once apply to the Minister for Defence for the current year's grant of £250, and to ask him to push on with the resumption of the land for the range. Mr. R. O. Kendall and Miss C. Kendal were granted an honorarium of £5 for allowing the association to proceed with a prize meeting before the land was resumed.
The Coolamon Rifle Club promises to be a success, and already about 40 persons have signified their intention joining, including many of the leading men of the town.
1. The South Coast Rifle Association Council was formed at Kiama in June 1899.
2. For information about C. W Prott (Wollongong), see:
3. Coolamon Rifle Club was eventually formed on 27 August 1900, and affiliated with “G” Company, 1st Infantry Regiment which was located at Wagga Wagga.
Citation: South Coast Rifle Association Council meeting, 15 August 1900