Lithgow Mercury November 4th 1898
Mr O Trickett inspector of caves who has been here for the last three weeks surveying all the caves, has completed his work. This information which is for a new guide book to be issued by the Government will be of great interest to visitors. Some new branches which have been discovered lately off the Jubilee Cave by Mr Jeremiah Wilson were shown to Mr Trickett.
Some person or persons placed a long ladder last night across the road about three feet from the ground, at the turntable where the road is narrow. If a coach or cyclist had happened to be going round this turn a serious accident could not have been averted as a party walking did not see it till right against it.
The rain during the last fortnight has been the means of the gardens looking healthy.
The director of the Botanical Gardens, Mr J H Maiden paid us a visit on Saturday and was very pleased with the progress made by the gardener, Mr H Malthouse, whose artistic taste deserves recognition.
Last night the many friends met at Tyrone Villa to bid good-bye to Mr H G Shoebridge. Songs were rendered and a most enjoyable evening spent. Mr Shoebridge has had charge of the painting here under the Government Architect's Branch for the last 13 months, during which time he has made many friends in the district. We wish him every success