Cumpston Research

CANBERRA SEES SPRING FLOWERS AT THEIR BEST

Few spring exhibitions of the
Horticultural Society of Canberra have presented a more
beautiful display of uniformly
good quality blooms than that
staged in the Albert Hall on
Saturday.

Mrs. J. G. Barclay, wife of the
High Commissioner for New Zealand, was impressed by the ex
hibition. ........
Of the major sections, roses, sweet peas and popples, in the latter was seen the highest standard and keenest competition,
with Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston the most successful exhibitor.
The display of flowers which won for Mrs. J. H. L. Cumston the Lady Gowrie Cup for the fifth time, was the outstanding exhibit of the show. It comprised a dozen arranged bowls and vases of carefully selected blooms, all well grown and in a wide range of varieties.

The awards were:

ICELAND POPPIES
Vase, six colours Mrs. G. Waterton 1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston Vase three colours: Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston 1,
Vase, mixed: Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston 1,
Vase, pinks: Mrs. G. Waterton
1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston 2.
Any other shade: Mrs. J. H. L.
Cumston 1,
GENERAL FLOWERS
The Lady Gowrie Challenge
Cup for a display: Mrs. J.H. L.
Cumpston.
Collection, six varieties: Mrs.
J. H. L. Cumpston 1,
Garsia 1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston
Three antirrhinums: Mrs. P. G.
Hardy 1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston
2.
Heuchera: Mrs. J.H. L. Cumpston 1,
Sweet William': B. K. Lawrey
1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston 2,
Rhubarb: D. W. Brett 1, Mrs.
J. H. L. Cumpston 2.
Culinary herbs: Mrs.-J. H. L.
Cumpston 1,
Broad bean Any other: K. Lawrence 1, Mrs. J. H. L. Cumpston 2.
Strawberries: Mrs. J. H. L.
Cumpston.

The Canberra Times Monday 22 November 1948

Mrs G M Cumpston

Birth Date: abt 1886
Age: 67
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Arrival Date: 21 Dec 1953
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, Bombay, Suez, Port Said and Gibraltar
Ship Name: Orion
Shipping Line: Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 164493
 
 Source Citation: Class: BT26; Piece: 1323; Item: 123

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