MISS AUSTRALIA VISITS URUNGA
Can you imagine the excitement in the town when the first Miss Australia visited the small village of Urunga? Note that she was "pleased with the hotel accommodation, which was of a very high standard". You would expect that it would be, as this hotel was only rebuilt in 1927, after the first had burnt down.
"MISS AUSTRALIA, 1926"
Miss Beryl Mills, travelling in a super-
Hudson sedan, arrived at Urunga at 10.30
o'clock on Thursday night. Early in the
evening a number of people had .assembled
on the esplanade to welcome the visitor,
but when it was ascertained that "Miss
Australia" of 1926 and party would not
reach Urunga until a late hour, the
majority of the residents returned to
Interviewed by a "Daily Examiner"
correspondent at the Ocean View Hotel
yesterday, Miss Mills said that she was
delighted with the beauty of Urunga as a
seaside resort, adding that she regretted
that her stay was so brief. Miss Australia
was also pleased with the hotel accommo-
dation, which was of a very high stand-
ard. Before leaving for a dip in the
swimming pool yesterday morning, Miss
Mills was able to appreciate the charming
views of the inland lakes and the ocean,
obtained from the hotel balcony.
Australia's beautiful lady was describ-
ed at Urunga as a charming personality
with a lovable disposition. She was in-
tensely popular with all with whom she
came into contact.
Miss Mills and party were on Thursday
night entertained at the Sunshine Cafe,
which adjoins the hotel, by Mrs. Prit-
chard, the proprietress. The guest of the
evening acknowledged the welcome.
Accompanied by her manager and a
'lady friend "Miss Australia" left for
Bellingen at 9.30 a.m. yesterday.
Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW) Sat 14 Jan, 1928
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