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Written by Annie O'Riley ( on August 16, 2012

This is a lovely article about how there were some good people around in the 1920’s just as there are some wonderful people about today. This was published in the Frankston and Somerville Standard on the 18th of July, 1923.


Gippsland Farmer Found £1500 and Returned It.

Neat piles of crisp Treasury notes startled the gaze of a Gippsland farmer, R. Armstrong, when he opened his bag in the train on Monday night. He rubbed his eyes, but the notes were still there and he recalled the parable of the loaves and fishes, for where previously had been a few prosaic collars and studs, etc. were now riches beyond dreams. But being a solid practical man, he rejected such a fantastic explanation, and remembered that a fellow passenger who had alighted at Caulfield also had a gladstone bag. Probably the bags had become mixed. Thus it was that Mr. A. Campbell, a news agent of Hastings, recovered his kit bag containing £930 in notes, £80 in cheques and five £100 war bonds. Though bound for further on, Armstrong alighted at Dandenong, and handed the money over to the police.”