On this day …….. 25th of October 1906
The mysterious disappearance of Mr Frank Banner the schoolmaster of the at the state school in Stieglitz, Victoria. On Saturday the 29th of September Banner court the Stieglitz coach to Meredith for the purpose of catching the Ballarat train. Strangely Banner had not returned home by the late coach on Sunday night, but not much concern was raised as there was no moon, and if there was few passengers the coach would not run for Meredith. But when the school was not opened on Monday morning concern was raised. Word was sent for his brother Mr. H Banner, stationmaster in Shepparton, who came to the district immediately to make enquirers. All efforts to trace the missing gentleman were fruitless, and gave fears that a serious accident may have happened to Mr Banner. His description was given as an average built man, about 5ft 7in high. He had been in charge of the Steiglitz State School for the past 3 years.