As you are about to leave the Town, the Residents of Leongatha and District, take the opportunity of expressing to you their extreme regret at your departure, and their appreciation of the work you have done during your sojourn of Eighteen Years among them.
We beg to ask your acceptance of this Address, which though slight in itself, is nevertheless a true and sincere expression of their feelings towards you.
During your residence in Leongatha, you have rendered valuable assistance in all matters pertaining to the advancement of the District.
Every organization – Mechanics Institute, Agricultural Society, War Council, Repatriation Committee, Progress Association, High School Council, Town Band, Bowling Club and Golf Club, has benefited by your active sympathy and support.
In conclusion we may add that much as we regret your departure, we are pleased to know it is for a more lucrative position which we feel you deserve. Wishing both your Wife and family, and yourself every happiness and prosperity.
We remain, yours sincerely.