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Harry Corones & Judge Ryan.

...an endearing, story concerns Harry’s somewhat shaky grasp of written English. On one occasion, one of Harry’s guests had been a circuit judge from Brisbane who used to stay at the hotel, and who, every year, would go duck shooting with Harry. His visit to Charleville over, the judge had taken the train back to Brisbane when Harry discovered that he had left his gun behind, so Harry telephoned him to let him know. But the line between Charleville and Brisbane was very poor, compounded by Harry’s heavy accent, and the judge could not understand what Harry was talking about. “Spell it” the judge said, becoming rather exasperated. So Harry spelt “G for Jesus, U for onion, N for pneumonia”!

Harry Corones & Judge Ryan. - Corones & Ryan

Commissioner Ryan and Harry Corones after a shooting exhibition in the courtyard of the Corones Hotel, Charleville.

See also:

Harry Corones. Notable Kytherian. Extensive Biography.

Jim Corones and Quilpie. The Book

Harry Corones. Arrival in Australia, 1907

Photo: Harry Corones and Paddy Cryan. ca.1912

Photo: Harry Corones, Jim Corones and their sister, Charleville, ca. 1914

Picture: Hotel Charleville ca. 1915

1916 Greek Census of QLD

Picture: Motor vehicle in Charleville loaded with Shell fuel tins, 1919

Picture: Conference at the Corones Hotel, Charleville, 1927

Harry Corones and Commissioner W. H. Ryan, ca. 1932

Picture: Aerial views of the town centre Charleville, 1934

Harry Corones and aviatrix 'Lores' Bonney standing near her small single engine plane at the Charleville airport, 1933

Harry Corones and aviatrix Nancy Bird-Walton in Charleville, 1935

Aviatrix Nancy Bird-Walton

Picture: Jim Corones, Nancy Bird and Mr O'Neil in Charleville, ca. 1936

1935-38 Greek Businesses in Australia

Corones Hotel - Charleville's Leading Hotel, in its heyday

Photo: Club Hotel at Quilpie, Queensland

Hotel Corones, 2005 article, The Australian

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