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Cleaver, Frederick W.

Royallla. Farewell to Mr and Mrs Cleaver

The Royalla and Williamsdale residents formed a happy gathering at Royalla on Saturday last for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver as a token of the high esteem in which they have been held as residents of the locality. Mr. Cleaver has been the teacher in charge of Royalla Public School for the last five years and has recently been transferred to Captain's Flat Public School.

Mr. F. Twyford occupied the chair and in addressing the gathering expressed the regret felt at the departure of the guests as during their stay in the locality their kindness and sterling qualities had won for them the love and esteem of all. The parents of the pupils were highly pleased with the progress made under Mr. Cleaver. The improvement made in their studies under his guidance indicated that he carried out his duties in a most faithful manner. We are all pleased to learn that Mr. Cleaver's removal to Captain's Flat means promotion which he so richly deserves, and we all join in wishing him and his wife good luck and prosperity in their future abode. Mr. E. C. Blewitt proposed the toast of "The Parents," and endorsed the chairman's remarks. Mr. E. Morrison proposed the toast of "The Guests." He spoke in eulogistic terms of both Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver whom he was sure would receive the warmest of welcomes should they at any time pay the district a visit. Glasses were charged, and "For They are Jolly Good Fellows" was sung with feeling by all present. Mr. Jos. Blewitt, being the oldest resident of Royalla, on behalf of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver in Royalla and Williamsdale, presented them with a handsome leather suit case. Master James Gibbs read a nicely worded address from the Royalla school pupils, the address being afterwards presented to Mr. Cleaver.

Mr. S. Gallagher then presented Mr. Cleaver, on behalf of the Tuggranong Tennis Club, with a beautifully engraved pocket wallet, and at the same time expressed the regret felt by the members at the departure of this gentleman from the club, as he was a true and clean sport and will be greatly missed by all, especially when the club is engaged defending its laurels against an opposing one.

Mr. Cleaver in responding said he could not express his gratitude enough to his many friends for the kind things that were said and done. During his stay amongst the Royalla people. He could not have been treated better. Not once had he received a complaint from the parents about his pupils and this greatly encouraged him in his work as he knew then that everyone was satisfied with the way the children were being taught. In concluding Mr. Cleaver thanked one and all for the valuable presents both he and his wife had received. Fond memories of Royalla and Williamsdale friends would for ever linger in his mind.

[Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer, Friday 28 April 1922]

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