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COME TO NINA’S OPEN DAY NINA would like to invite anyone over the age of 65 from the 2508 and 2515 area to an open day at NINA’s Café Club. There will be a free morning tea for everyone that attends and lots of fun to be had seeing all the great activities we have and a chance to see if you would like to attend. This program is to promote physical activity, cognitive stimulation and emotional wellbeing for people over the age of 65.

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YOUR Letters DEAR EDITORS I recently attended SPAT’s rendition of Grease, and it was phenomenal! I have never seen a group of actors enjoy their roles so much, or talent that shone through despite being on a budget. There were moments I was so riveted that I felt sad I couldn’t give my attention to other characters on stage because each actor at each moment was offering their best. I even cried when Rizzo (Sophie) did her solo, she hit notes and performed with such emotion it gave me goosebumps. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who was involved. The ad lib humour was also brilliantly done! – Carmen, via email

• November 4: Geology of the South Coast and Climate Change presented by Peter Clark. • November 11: The emperor’s Secret Garden – a video and discussion. • November 18: Bring Your Favourite Poem All Members. • November 25: The Mystery of the Fall of the Sacred Feminine – Followed by Christmas Party. Come and meet like-minded people in historic Hillcrest House. H’BURGH SENIORS AND PENSIONERS TRAVEL CLUB – NORTHERN RIVERS TOUR By Ruth Duff (Continued from October 2019 issue) Next day a visit to Perry’s Lemon Myrtle Plantation in Nambucca Valley. Beautiful products, great hand cream, soap, lip balm and lots of other things. Lunch at The Pub With No Beer, 27km out of Macksville. I never have enough praise for our president and all the helpers – everyone on our trips looks after one another. It is such a joy. Thank you everyone. Accommodation was good. Our meals were delicious, our morning teas. Thank you, ladies – every year you excel above and beyond. We had a cancellation at the last minute, very disappointing. We missed you. We also missed our much-loved two friends who had some medical appointments, who retired from their positions after nearly 20 years, as president and treasurer. A wonderful job you both did. Look after yourselves and take care. Thank you everybody for a wonderful trip. PS: I forgot our most important person – our bus driver. What a legend! Thank you from all of us. 2508

JOIN U3A U3A (the University of the Third Age) is a worldwide movement where people in their “third age” – active or semi-retirement – get together to teach and learn from each other, in a friendly social atmosphere. U3A keeps your mind U3A secretary Jenny Leealive! Lawrence Hargrave Robins and Doug White U3A Stanwell Park meet at following a talk on World Hillcrest House, 1A Railway Population Change. Crescent, Stanwell Park, behind Kennett Home and Hillcrest Village. Mondays 9.30 am to 12.30pm. The first session begins at 9.30am and the second session begins at 11am after morning tea. The second session is COMMUNITY NOTICES usually Music Appreciation. For more details, call Jenny Lee-Robins on REGISTERED BEE KEEPER: Seeking wild bee swarms and 4294 3475 or 0406 350 025. removal of old hives from local residents with Our November Programme includes: unwanted bees on their property. Please don’t spray them – just ring and our free removal service can solve the problem. Call Col on 0418 635 251.

KEITH NEEDS A HOME!

This gorgeous puppy Keith and his brothers are in need of forever homes. His mum is a cattle dog and dad is a brown mutt. He is a sweet and gentle puppy, easy to fall in love with and he wants to be someone’s life-long best mate! EMAIL Julie-ann on ccarpetrehoming@tpg.com.au or Helensburgh’s Country Companion Animal Rescue.

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NO NEWS ON 2020 SLOPE-REPAIR ROAD WORKS: At press time, RMS could not give 2508 a date for updates on potential closures of Lawrence Hargrave Drive between Otford Road and Chellow Dene Avenue in 2020. A spokesperson said: “No final decision has been made on how or when the work will be carried out.” Meanwhile, have your say by November 8 on plans to improve traffic flow at Bulli and Thirroul, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/ bulliandthirroul. Send letters to editor@2508mag.com.au 2508


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FILM BY THE COAST A SOLD-OUT SENSATION The second annual Film By the Coast competition was a hit with Illawarra kids, 2508 reports.

Entries numbers doubled, an extra matinee was scheduled and a total of 840 people attended 2019’s Film By the Coast screenings at Thirroul’s Anita’s Theatre in October. “Last year we had maybe 35 films. This year we ended up having just over 70 films,” said Otford Public School principal Bec Stone, one of a team of five local teachers who organised the event. “It took a long time to go through them,” she added, laughing. “On two different days, the team went through all the films and rated them on things like sound quality, picture quality, storyboarding and narrative ideas, and persuasive devices.” A Wollongong Public School entry won the People’s Choice award, receiving a $480 voucher from local company Pipewolf Media for People in the Playground. “It was a really interesting film, characterising the different kinds of people that you find in the playground,” Ms Stone said. Film By, an initiative of the NSW Government’s Arts Unit, runs competitions in schools around the state; 2019’s is the second event in the Illawarra. “We had a range of films this year,” Ms Stone said. “We had animations, we had stop-animations, we had one that filmed the story in Minecraft. There was some clever uses of green screening. “We had entries from kindergarten to year six classes. The furthest school came from Wombat Public School, about three and a half hours’ drive away. They drove up for the premiere and were one of the schools we gave encouragement awards to.” Other schools that received encouragement awards were Stanwell Park, Coledale, Helensburgh and Windang. Challenges for aspiring young filmmakers included keeping to the three and a half minute limit and (typically for boys) featuring less shouting and chasing, and more storytelling. Film By’s aim is improve literacy using 21st-century skills, Ms Stone said. “21st century kids – half the kids want to be famous YouTubers when they grow up. It’s such a strong medium, but there’s skills that go along with those technologies. “And for them to realise that you’re telling a story that can be really emotive and it can change people’s thinking. There was a fabulous little film called the Little Shops of Horrors and it was using all those horrible plastic mini things at Coles.

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Edie and Jacqueline Ives, makers of ‘Little Shops of Horrors’.

“It was a message about sustainability.” Film By the Coast is a non-profit event and the $7500 raised from ticket sales will go towards paying Anita’s Theatre, buying equipment, prizes and professional learning workshops for teachers. Organisers would like to thank event sponsor Pipewolf Media. Follow “Film by the Coast” on Facebook for event news and photos. 2508

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PLAYGROUND FIT FOR JNR NINJA WARRIORS Local school children were among those invited to give Helensburgh’s revamped playground a solid work-out when it was opened in October.

The new play space at Helensburgh’s Charles Harper Park was officially opened on Tuesday, October 22. Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM, Cr Leigh Colacino, and more than 50 people from around the district, including students from Helensburgh Community Pre-School, Helensburgh Public School and Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, attended the event. The play space’s many attractions include a ninja-warrior-style obstacle course, public art panels (highlighting 2508’s mining heritage), shade sails, a natural play area (with water pumps and a dry creek bed), and new seating and bike racks. Cr Bradbery described the new area as “an inclusive play space” and noted that it has “a wheelchair-accessible trampoline”. 2508

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Darkes Cider supports the Blue Datto Foundation, inspired by 17-year-old Philip Vassallo, who tragically lost his life in a road accident in 2014. For more details on Blue Datto, visit bluedatto.org.au or darkes.com.au. 2508

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Jo Fahey reports on a record charity auction result!

When we started making our Little Blue NonAlcoholic cider it was because our own children wanted an alternative to alcohol to drink at parties and be safe. They were also wanting an alternative product that allowed them to be able to drive. We knew it would be popular but we had people telling us we’d flop making a non-alcoholic drink. We even attended some festivals where we only served our non-alcoholic product. In the beginning we did cop a bit of flack from some people – even from some bottle shops not wanting to stock it. How that has now turned around! Locally we are definitely finding huge support and it is stocked in all bottle shops that also have our alcoholic ciders. Many people don’t realise that from the beginning we have also chosen to be a major sponsor of the Blue Datto Foundation. Blue Datto’s Keeping Safe™ program is an award-winning road safety education program targeting young drivers and passengers. This year, for one of the major prizes at the annual Blue Datto Gala Dinner, we donated a year’s supply of Little Blue Cider and an orchard tour for 20 people with cider tasting.

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It was auctioned off, achieving $3500 for continuing the program in 2020. This is a record for us and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The program is delivered in schools in an interactive analysis of travel safety risks and examines the influence of family, friends and the social environment on the choices young drivers make. Keeping Safe’s overall aim is to teach safe behaviours, encourage self-belief and empower young people to make better choices on the roads as drivers and passengers. Keeping Safe is suitable for schools, community, sporting or youth groups and can be delivered over a period of three to five hours. It is curriculumlinked and involves a combination of whole-group presentations and breakout sessions and features films, role plays, interactive activities and presentations. Activities are flexible, practical and, where appropriate, fun, to achieve the desired learning outcomes. As part of every program, participants complete a Personal Road Safety Plan considering strategies they will use to travel safely as both a driver and passenger. They also formalise their commitment in a Pledge, which Blue Datto emails to them every year for five years around their birthday as a reminder of the program and their promise. At Darkes Cider we’d like to see young people in the Illawarra accessing this program. It has already rolled out in Western Sydney and Newcastle in schools and community settings with great results.


HELLO, JOHNNY!

Symbio’s Jess Harris reports.

We are very excited to share the news of our newest koala joey here at Symbio. Johnny was born to Milli at the end of February. Koala joeys begin to emerge from their mother’s pouch about 6-7 months of age when they are fully developed. Joeys are dependent on their mother for up to a year from birth. Johnny spends most of his time on mum’s chest and is slowly becoming more confident about moving onto her back. We will soon see him start to venture off around the exhibit. Typically, September is breeding season – Johnny was a late birth from last year’s season. 2508 WILD ABOUT SYMBIO Helensburgh’s wildlife park was nominated for four awards at the Illawarra Business Awards on Friday, October 18. Symbio won two categories – Excellence in Customer Service and Excellence in Tourism – and received a ‘Highly commended’ for Excellence in Business. PLUS, Symbio was named 2019 Business of the Year, the second time in three years the zoo has taken out the top gong at these awards. Well done, team Symbio!

WELCOME TO OTFORD HALL

By Karen Lane

The Otford Community Hall (formerly known as the Tennis Clubhouse) has been given a face-lift and is available for hire. Located at 121 Otford Rd – corner of Otford Rd and Lady Carrington Drive – the hall holds a maximum of 30 people and includes a kitchenette. The face-lift was made possible by the formation of a local residents’ association, Otford Community Incorporated. Jackie Boyce, president of the new association, said: “Wollongong City Council owns the building but last year, under their ‘Places for People’ initiative, offered it back to the Otford community under a 10-year licence agreement.” One of the conditions of the agreement is the

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Otford Community Inc secretary Claudia Walters (left) and president Jackie Boyce.

association pays basic running costs including insurance and electricity. After 12 months of operation, they now know they have to raise $3000 a year to keep the hall operational. “Being a small hall, surrounded by a small community we can’t rely solely on hall hire fees, so we’ve organised fundraising events like community dinners and movie nights. “These events bring residents together and build community ties, so having the hall is a valuable physical and social asset.” Bookings can be made via calling 0487 854 439, emailing book.otford.hall@gmail.com or visiting https://otfordhallau.wixsite.com/booking. 2508


Do You Need BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL CARE? Waterfall Public School has vacancies within their BASC service and caters to kids K – 6. Operates 5 days per week, 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm during the school term. (excluding public holidays). For enquiries if Waterfall BASC has transport to & from your school please enquire with Shire Child Care.

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LEGAL FIRM EXPANDS Babister Legal has moved offices to 32 Walker Street.

Many in 2508 know Babister Legal and its principal, lawyer Lynda Babister. An active community member, Lynda has been a member of the Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce for almost 10 years, a member of the RFS for almost 30 years, is the current president of Helensburgh and District Toastmasters and vice-president of Southern Sydney Collaborative Practice Group. Babister Legal has recently moved offices to 32 Walker Street, Helensburgh, previously known as Dr Meates’s surgery. This relocation gives the firm multiple meeting rooms (with a quirky old x-ray machine) and individual office spaces. This newly acquired space has allowed Babister Legal to expand with graduate solicitor Kimberlee Brooker and her guide dog, Toffee, joining the firm. These two are a wonderful asset to the firm and are excited to be joining. Lynda Babister has been practising law for more than two decades, with degrees in both law and science. She strives to remain up to date with the ever-changing legal system, constantly updating her legal knowledge. In her free time, Lynda enjoys driving classic cars and reading science fiction or law books. Kimberlee Brooker, who is vision impaired, graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Laws in April of 2019 and was admitted three months later to the Supreme Court. In her free time Kimberlee enjoys riding her two

ASK BOHMER Q: What’s the dollar value of a tree?

There was uproar recently over vandalised trees at Corrimal’s Underwood St Reserve – trees planted by Council to allow for the enjoyment of the tax-paying public. The response came from two parties – those who were devastated about the loss and immediate impact it had on them and their community, and those who felt that the response from the law was too ‘OTT’. Hypothetically, let’s suppose that each tree destroyed had a dollar value of $1000. It sounds like a lot of money doesn’t it? However, from seed to the present day, a significant amount of hours have been invested into maintaining those trees. Consider that over several years the trees have been planted and

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The Babister Legal team at their new offices, from left to right: Kimberlee Brooker, Toffee, Lynda Babister and Bronte Johnson.

horses and chasing after Toffee, her guide dog. Babister Legal has been operating for more than 10 years in the 2508 area, offering many residents traditional legal advice in office, with plans to expand into up-to-date online legal services. They also work with many clients remotely, enabling them to provide quality legal assistance to clients throughout NSW, and overseas. They practice in the fields of Estate Planning, Probate, Family Law, Conveyancing, and Business Law. If you need legal assistance, they can be contacted on hello@ babisterlegal.com.au or 4294 9980. 2508 maintained by a ‘grower’ (Wollongong City Council), who has paid people care for the trees. In addition to taxpayer-funded maintenance, locals have also spent time nurturing and maintaining the trees in their own time. Now, unfortunately, those same trees will have to be removed and replaced and the costly process starts all over again – with some time before the community can enjoy the shady beauties. Imagine if the individual who damaged these trees destroyed a taxpayer-funded ‘free bus’, or any other service that benefits our community. In this case, it would be easier to add up the actual dollar value of the vandalism and equate it to a ‘sentence’. So, while it’s hard to put a dollar value on a mature tree, it’s important that we remember to respect their total value. n See Bohmer’s Blog for more on Tree Vandalism incidents in our area – bohmerstreecare.com.au/ blog or follow Bohmer’s socials. 2508


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COVER FEATURE

‘IT’S LIKE BEING A BIRD’

Photos: Anthony Warry, Sydney Hang Gliding Centre

2508 chats to Sydney Hang Gliding Centre’s Chris Boyce about the joy of flight at Bald Hill.

Freedom. Escapism. Space. This is why Chris Boyce loves flying. The Otford local learned to fly in Alice Springs back in 1976 – when gliders were rare, trafficstopping contraptions made of bamboo and plastic. His first cost $400. “It looked like a beach umbrella and flew like one,” he says. Forty-three years later, hang gliders are made of carbon fibre, racing gliders cost $12,000, and Chris is still hooked on flight – as chief instructor at his business, Sydney Hang Gliding Centre. He has the best office in the world – Bald Hill with its glorious views of escarpment and ocean. “The only view better than this is the one you have from the air,” Chris says. Chris often sees whales from the air. Birds are curious – one time Australia’s second largest bird of prey hitched a ride. “I had a white-bellied sea eagle land on the hang glider. It was amazing.” “Many may be surprised that Bald Hill is one of the world’s best and most famous hang gliding and paragliding sites. What makes it so great? The spectacular view, ice-cream at the top and at the bottom, and the ability to fly distances both up and down the coast.”

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Chris kindly took time to tell 2508 more, and share some of his incredible photos. When did you move here and why? 1979 and it was because of the flying. I grew up in country South Australia in the Riverland – where they used to tow gliders up behind speedboats, sometimes with dire consequences. I discovered hang gliding after I finished my carpentry apprenticeship. It was in Alice Springs, of all places. There was one guy there who helped me out. In fact, he gave me a hang glider and said, ‘There you go. You’ll be fine.’ I was 26; that was in 1976. After I’d learned to hang glide, I was looking for a place to live where I could hang glide and there were three – Cairns, the Byron Bay area and then a friend of mine said, ‘You’ve got to come down to Stanwell Park. This is the mecca of hang gliding.’ When I visited, I said, ‘That’s it, I’m going to settle here.’ I started teaching carpentry and joinery at a tech college, then teaching people to hang glide on weekends at Bald Hill. But it got very popular and a lot of people wanted to learn during the week. So I thought I’d give it a try and in ’83


I started up the school [Sydney Hang Gliding Centre]. It still provides a passion and the tandem flying is where it became a whole lot more fun. Because back in the early days, you could teach someone to fly and not even leave the ground. Then the tandem tool came along, where we could actually instruct people in the air, which is like having a driving lesson, you’ve got an instructor, he shows you what to do, then you swap places. Did you learn on the ground? The old-fashioned way was you get yourself a hang glider, go to the biggest hill in the area and then jump off that – if you didn’t hurt yourself, you usually broke your gear, then you probably worked down to a lower hill, which is where it starts now. What do you love about it? Just one word – freedom. That feeling you get when your feet leave the ground is something hard to describe, you’ve got to feel it. The most commonly asked question is: what’s it like up there? It’s like being a bird. People are looking for more cerebral answers than that, but

basically it’s about freedom. It’s a timeless thing. They can’t really do much more to this thing. They make them with motors on, but that distracts. It’s like having an outboard motor on your surf board – people like free flight because of the quietness of it and the purity, mother nature is providing all the ingredients, pretty much. Why is Bald Hill famous for flying? If a place was made for hang gliding, it would be this one. It’s a nice rounded hill right on the coast. You’ve got a smooth breeze coming off the ocean, it develops lifts really easily. There’s coffee at the top and there’s coffee at the bottom – or when you’re younger, ice-cream at the top, ice-cream at the bottom. Bitumen road to the top and a quick drive from top to bottom. So if you’re just learning to fly and just doing quick flights, your retrieve crew could be down on the ground to help you out in a couple of minutes. You can take off from here and fly 50km down the road to Macquarie Pass and 50km back again. The dynamics of Bald Hill make it ideal for

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effortless soaring as the smooth marine air is deflected upward by the escarpment. The longest flight from here was by a local pilot who landed 200km away, just short of Lake George. Who are your customers? The broadest spectrum. We can take kids as young as 12. The oldest person we’ve taken was 94. A lot of local people around the 80 mark, they like to get up here, tick off their bucket list. From all vocations. They’re people looking for that adventure – most of them have been given it as a gift, it’s something they’ve always wanted to do. It’s amazing how many people have said, ‘Dad used to bring us here to get an ice-cream and we used to sit and watch the hang gliders.’ A little seed was planted back then. It’s pretty cool when that happens. Do you get a lot of people worried about safety? Most people say, ‘Oh, I’m a bit frightened to do this, I’m a bit scared.’ Well, that just means you’re alive. If you weren’t scared, there’d be something wrong if you’ve never done something like this before. Fear is a natural part of the process. It used to be dangerous. No question, when the sport first began, the equipment was very ordinary, that’s putting it mildly. You’ve got to be grateful for some of those early guys, like Bill Moyes, who designed and refined the hang glider to what it is today. He was the guy who used to fly the kites at the showgrounds, tow up a kite behind a little buggy. He used to thrill everyone at the fair. A pioneer. Lawrence Hargrave could be described as the grandfather of flight, and I guess Bill Moyes as the grandfather of hang gliding. [Australia] is almost the birthplace of hang gliding. Francis Rogallo, a NASA scientist, built this triangular parachute for the re-entry of the space capsule. [In 1963] an Australian engineer, John Dickenson, looked at it and went, ‘I reckon I could make a smaller version of that. Put a single man on it and it would fly.’ Bill Moyes – I was going to say he’s the Evel Knievel of our sport, but no he’s better than that; he’s the Chuck Yeager of our sport – he was a test pilot. There’s a company in Sydney that manufactures worldwide and carries the name of Moyes on today. Hanggliders and paragliders – is there any rivalry? [Chris laughs.] We love to hate each other. Look, we’re different animals. People say what’s the difference between a hang glider and a paraglider? Well, a hang glider is a bit like a manta ray – graceful, smooth, sleek. Paragliders are more like jellyfish – they get in your way. Having said that, paragliding offers a lot of advantages over hang gliding in that it’s easy to

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teach. Quick to set up, quick to pack up. Easy to transport. Going overseas? You’ve got a backpack instead of a 6m-long sausage on your back. The big plus with the hang glider is you’ve got an accelerator and you can vary your speeds greatly, so when the wind is strong, you can probably fly in more conditions. Some guys fly both. Some days it might be a light wind day, which might be just good for sitting in the paraglider and going for a quick 10-minute flight. Or it could be, as we say, ‘on like a train’, and good for flying all up and down the coast. You may prefer your racing wing. Your hang glider with more speed and better performance. What sporting association are you part of? The Sports Aviation Federation of Australia (SAFA). Our federation looks after three disciplines: hang gliding, paragliding and microlights, the motorised hanggliders. How much does it cost to get into the sport? To learn to hang glide or paraglide costs around $3000 for a 10-day course. Equipment, say entry level gear, is about $6000, good secondhand stuff about half that. People need time. Flexibility with their time, because that’s what’s required to get the right conditions. Because it’s so weather dependent. Now there’s something that has changed… Is climate change affecting your business? Without a doubt. The weather has changed dramatically. In what way has the weather changed? The last southerly change we had on Wednesday, it came through at 7am and was gone by 11am. Normally a good southerly change would last for two to three days. Everything’s hotter. We tend to get, like last summer, a lot of northerly winds; hot, humid northerly winds. The cool southerly changes that we need aren’t as frequent and don’t last as long. So a southerly’s what you need for good flying? Any wind from the south to the south-east. What’s the best time of year for hang gliding? Anywhere from September to the end of May usually. But we’ve had some quite good flying during winter, winters are turning into summers… Where is your favourite spot to hang glide? This is my favourite spot. n Call Chris on 0400 258, visit hanggliding.com. au. Tandem flights, gift vouchers and flying courses available. 2508


An eagle catches a ride on a glider

MUSIC POWERS 2019’S FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT By Heather Eiszele

The BOMBIE in conjunction with ULUWATU BLUE and SOL PRESENTS and on behalf of the STANWELL PARK CWA - Presents

MUSIC FESTIVAL THE RAY BEADLE BAND

Jess Hannan • Happy Sufferer The Groove • Kay Proudlove School Performances The Lawrence Hargrave Eric Waite Memorial Fly over by HARS

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Blues icon Ray Beadle will headline the music acts at this year’s Festival of Flight in Stanwell Park on Sunday, November 10. Other artists to appear on the day include local songwriter Jess Hannan, Happy Sufferer from reggae outfit King Tide, flamenco guitarists The Groove and Indie folk singer Kay Proudlove performing in the Escarpment’s natural amphitheatre. Now held every second year, the Festival of Flight celebrates and acknowledges the historical significance of Stanwell Park as the Birthplace of Flight where Australia’s aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave became the first man to “fly” a miraculous 16 feet using his specially designed box kites on November 12, 1894. Gliders are expected to colour the skies during the festival but, as always, this is weather dependent. Confirmed to appear is the fly-over of historical aircraft from 1-1.30pm, with the recently restored Grumman S-2 Tracker bound to intrigue onlookers with its folding wings. The anti-submarine hunter is the first former Royal Australian Navy aircraft to fly after restoration, 44 years since it was retired from service duty. Stanwell Park beach reserve will host market stalls, historic displays, delicious food, children’s rides and community entertainment, including the Otford Public School choir and baton twirlers from Helensburgh Community Centre. The festival opens at 10am with music beginning at noon and The Ray Beadle Band performing at 3pm. The event is Stanwell Park’s largest festival and the major fundraiser for the CWA with support from Wollongong City Council, the Historical Aviation Restoration Society (HARS), the Lawrence Hargrave Centre and 2508 magazine. For enquiries, contact Carol Pugh on 0432 385 524 or carolpugh50@dodo.com.au 2508

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CLASS ACTS By Helensburgh Public School assistant principal Megan Sida

CREATIVE AND PRACTICAL ARTS PROGRAMS Creative and Practical Arts are a vital and engaging aspect of the curriculum at Helensburgh Public School. In addition to classroom lessons, our school also offers additional extra-curricular programs which our talented and dedicated staff run at lunch times and before school. These activities include; Film Club, Dance Group, Drama Club, Choir and Band. Many students are learning new skills and having enormous fun creating, rehearsing and performing together. Our Performing Arts groups will present their talents at a performance to the whole school later this term.

reached over 80,000 people on their Facebook page. The Year 1 students were also invited to attend the “Film by Invitation” festival,that celebrated the best films in NSW schools.

FILM MAKING Our talented and creative Helensburgh Public School students produced three films which were included in the Film by the Coast festival held at Anita’s Theatre in Thirroul on Tuesday, October 22. The films included: The Game Changer, created by Will, Harry, Kaeden and Brayden from Stage 3. A stop-motion video about rubbish and saving the turtles created by Eva-Lee during Film Club and a movie about Mr Hendry, our General Assistant, was created by KA. Last year our film club won a voucher to use with Pipe Wolf Media, who helped develop filmmaking and scriptwriting skills. Our Year 1 students submitted a film about Fairy Tales that was shared by the Department of Education and

REWARDS DAY Positive behaviour is based around three school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be a Learner. Every term the whole school community joins together for a thoroughly enjoyable “Rewards Day”. On the last day of term three, students took part in a carnival-themed reward morning, organised by stage three students and staff. Students, parents and visitors enjoyed activities including face painting, colourful hairspray and a kindy disco. Our next school rewards day for Kindergarten to year five will be held later this term. Year Six will be heading off to Jamberoo Action Park for their very own extra special wet and wonderful Reward Day to celebrate not only their fantastic behaviour, but also their last Rewards Day at primary school. 2508

Students produced three films that were included in the Film by the Coast event.

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Local architects will give talks on housing affordability, plus there’ll be a block tower building comp for kids. The Sydney Architecture Festival is coming to the Illawarra, thanks to Coledale architect Ben Wollen, who has organised a satellite event on Sunday, November 17 at Thirroul Railway Institute Hall. Ben teaches at UTS and works on accessible housing for the Disability Trust. He has lined up several local architects – including Stanwell Park’s Chaya Bratoeva – to give talks. “We’ve got a great line-up of speakers, with a focus on ‘making housing affordable’. That’s the theme of this year’s Sydney Architecture

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Architect Ben Wollen has organised a satellite event of the Sydney Architecture Festival on November 17.

Festival. Our little festival I’ve titled, Cheaper Does Not Equal Affordable. The argument is that cheap housing can actually be the opposite to affordable, particularly if it’s badly designed. The event is free and family friendly. “Everyone’s volunteering their time. The talks will start at 2pm go till 7pm, there’ll be a panel session at the end where members of the public can ask questions. Then it’s beers from Coal Coast Brewery out on the lawn while the kids can battle it out with giant Jenga.” 2508


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SET FOR WINTER PARALYMPICS A local business is backing Sam Tait’s dream to go for gold at Beijing 2022.

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Local developer Andy Offord’s new business, HBP + Storage, has sponsored a young man’s Paralympic dream, contributing $7200 towards a custom-made sit-ski. It’s a unique piece of equipment for riding down the slopes, Sam Tait says. “It’s all custom-made to my weight, my height, and everything like that. They’re a one-off design for you, so quite expensive. My one was $14,000. “My one is a French model, made over in Europe, there’s nothing like it in Australia.” Sam, from Mittagong in the Southern Highlands, plans to use the sit-ski all over the world. “I’ll be taking this to the next Winter Paralympics. So Beijing 2022.” In his sit-ski Sam can travel at up to 120 or 125km per hour. “It’s scary, but I think when you’re skiing that fast, you don’t realise how fast you are actually going until you finish the race. “Once you push out of that starter gate, you let go of all the fear and you just kind of push yourself – I mean, you’re trying to win a gold medal. So you’re trying to push yourself as hard and as controlled as you can to cross the line – first.” Sam has his sights set on a gold medal at Beijing. Literature is full of stories of superheroes forged in adversity. Sam’s story is one of those. Born in 1991, he grew up in the Southern Highlands. “I went to school there, finished school… found an electrical apprenticeship that I loved, and that was going really good. That was at the age of 22. And then I bought a motorbike and had a motorbike accident. It was just near the Scarborough Hotel, before the Sea Cliff Bridge. That was 2013.” Sam broke his T11 vertebrae in the accident and, at age 22, became a paraplegic. Months in intensive rehabilitation followed. Before the crash, Sam had been a skiier – “nothing professional, just recreation, family holidays, just for fun really. Nothing to where I am today, for sure”. “Four months after my accident I was on the snow. A month out of rehab, I organised a ski trip down to Thredbo. “Two days in a sit-ski, I was like, ‘Yup, this is what I’m going to do’. “Skiing – it was a simple answer of ‘Yes, I’m doing this as a life choice and a professional sport.’ “In 2014, I moved down to Perisher to learn how to ski again, be independent and try and just get my foot in the door. “One day I was out skiing at Perisher and this Australian coach at the time came up to me and said, ‘Hey mate, do you want to come do a talent camp with some sit-skiiers and some other athletes.’ Everything went really well.” Sam joined the Australian Para-alpine skiing development squad.


Last year he got to know skiier Zali Offord. “She was on the team last season as a guide for a vision-impaired athlete. We all became really good friends and she’s close to where I live, so we catch up all the time. “I met [Zali’s dad] Andy after the international season. He watched all our races and he was really intrigued with sit-skiing, how it worked and the mechanics of a sit-ski. “Me and him got along really well. We just kind of clicked and became mates and then they offered to give me some money for my new sit-ski. I was blown away by that, because that was incredible.” Financing his sporting dream is his biggest challenge, Sam says, although he does also miss home when travelling for months at a time. “I travel with Pat Jensen, who is a visionimpaired skiier, he skis with a guide, Amelia; coach Brian Perle; and Zali Offord, who is our ski tech, she tunes our skis, waxes our skis, makes sure they are ready for competition and training. Having her on board is going to be really good this year; she knows a lot about skis.” Training in the Australian winter at Perisher starts about 6.45am, involves one or two morning sessions on the snow, and an afternoon in the gym: strength cardio or endurance training. “That’s six or seven days a week,” he says. Sam loves the freedom of skiing. “And the joy and happiness it brings me. You’re in the mountains and you can basically go anywhere you want once you’re at the top of the hill. You’re on the same playing field as everyone else. I don’t feel disabled when I’m skiing.” His new sit-ski is black with a kevlar, carbonfibre leg cover.“I got it in early August and I’ve skiied the last two months on it and it is amazing. “The way you can turn a corner is faster and a lot more controlled. You can get a lot more angles, which means you can create faster lines, accelerate out of the turn, quicker and sooner, and it would protect me if or when I have a crash. “It’s a really good ski. “I can definitely see myself winning and pushing the boundaries this season.” 2508

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Andy Offord, his daughter Zali and Sam Tait.

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Send your listings to editor@2508mag.com.au. Sign up for weekly email updates at 2508mag.com.au HELENSBURGH LIBRARY, 57 Walker Street, 4294 2185 Fri 1 11am-1pm. Knit, Stitch, Yarn – come along and enjoy the knitting group. Free, drop-in Tue 5 Steam Punk, 3.30pm, free, ages 5+, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math fun. Thu 7 Born to Read. 10.30am, free literacy program for you and baby, ages 0-1. Bookings essential. Wed 13 Preschool Storytime, 10.30am, Free, ages 0-5, stories, sing-alongs, finger rhymes and craft. Thu 14 Born to Read. 10.30am, bookings essential. Thu 21 Born to Read. 10.30am, bookings essential. Wed 27 Preschool Storytime, 10.30am, Free. Thu 28 Born to Read. 10.30am, Bookings essential. THE BOMBIE Fri 8 November King Tide, 8pm Fri 20 December Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie & The Family Dog, 7.30-11pm EARTH & WATER FILM FEST Fri 22 to Sun 24 November Fundraiser for Australian Snowboarders Matty Cox & Eve Dowley and Australian Freeskier Mia Rennie. All athletes are members of the Australian Park & Pipe Team and reside in Stanwell Park/Otford. Organised by the athletes to help raise money for the World Tour events coming up in 2020 for qualification leading into the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. Films screened will be JYOSEI: An Australian all-girls ski film shot in Japan; 48HRS: A snowboard movie with Matty Cox filmed in Sass Fe; MJ4: A Ski Journal with Mia Rennie; UNSTOPPABLE: The Bethany Hamilton Story. A surf documentary. Full-size movie screen in the grounds of the Tops in Stanwell Tops. Food tents, live music. 6.3011pm, book via Eventbrite. WOLLONGONG WRITERS FESTIVAL Fri 22 to Sun 24 November Now in its seventh year, the theme is ‘All Lit Up’. Line-up includes provocative authors such as Charlotte Wood, Behrouz Boochani, Ruby Hamad, Clementine Ford and Bri Lee. Go to wollongongwritersfestival.com. ABSTRACT PAINTINGS ON SALE 9 & 10 November 9am-4pm, bubbles & bargains! Artist Moira Kirkwood is having a fire sale to clear out her studio. Prices from $20, 32a Squires Cres, Coledale, 0400 374 362 (ring beforehand for disabled access).

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CLUBS & MEETINGS Helensburgh & District Probus Club meets every second Thursday of the month at Tradies Helensburgh. Visitors welcome, please first contact Brent Percy on 0419 604 576 for further information. Helensburgh Historical Society Thursday, 21 November at 4pm – General meeting & AGM at The Old Mine Surgery, 78 Parkes St, Helensburgh. Call Jan Lee 0418 681 384 for more info. Helensburgh Lions Club Meets 7.30pm 2nd Monday of month at Tradies. www.helensburghlions.org.au Helensburgh Men’s Shed Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm at 199A Parkes Street Helensburgh. Call Mike 0413 401 522, Ron 0410 564 752. Helensburgh Scout Group Open to new members. Meetings during school term: Joeys (ages 6-8) Tues 4.30-6pm. Cubs (ages 8-11) Thurs 6.30-8pm. Contact groupleader@helensburghscouts.org.au Neighbourhood Forum 1 7pm, second Wednesday of the month, Helensburgh Community Centre. Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce RMS presents on proposed road works, November 12, Headlands Hotel. All welcome. www.nicc.net.au. Northern Illawarra U3A Stanwell Park Mondays (in school terms) 9.30am-noon at Hillcrest House, Stanwell Park. Jenny Lee-Robins, 0406 350 025 / 4294 3475. Stanwell Park CWA Meets 1st Tuesday each month, 10am at CWA Hall. Call Lynette Loo, 0413 166 244. Toastmasters meets at Tradies Helensburgh every 2nd and 4th Monday, at 7pm. 0408 961 392. View Club Meets third Tuesday of the month. CHURCHES • Bushland Chapel (Uniting Church) 94 Parkes St Helensburgh. Faith, community. Yoga, drama. Spaces available. bushlandchapel.net, 0425 257984. • H’burgh & Stanwell Park Anglican Church Regular Sunday services, 8.15am, 54 Stanwell Ave, Stanwell Park; 10am and 6pm, 75 Parkes St, Helensburgh. Call 4294 1024. • Helensburgh Baptist Church Sundays, 10am at the Bushland Chapel, 94 Parkes St, 0411 192 508. • Holy Cross Catholic Church Weekend Mass at Helensburgh:  Sunday 8.30am. Reconciliation:  Sunday 8am. Visitors welcome. • Hope Church 2508 Sunday services, 9.30am, 3/23 Cemetery Road, Helensburgh. 0404 803 055. • Hillcrest Christian Fellowship Sundays, 6pm, Hillcrest House, Stanwell Park. Call 4294 3153. PLAYGROUPS • Mondays 9.30am-noon, Stanwell Park Children’s Centre. Call Eleanor: 04 3443 4481. • Tuesdays 10am-noon, Helensburgh Community Centre, Walker St. • Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am, Helensburgh Anglican Church, 75 Parkes St. Call 4294 1024. • Thursdays 10am-noon, H’burgh Community Centre, Walker St. 2508


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STANWELL PARK GIRLS GO BALD FOR A CAUSE By Helen Vallance Gemma Recio (age 9), Amelia Rooskie (10) and their babysitter Alex Liss (20) have put their heads together and decided to Do It For Cancer – shave and colour their hair to raise awareness about the Cancer Council and their mission for a cancer free future. The girls are all involved in ways to help their community – Gemma and Amelia are passionate about the environment and host regular cupcake drives to raise funds for and awareness of environmental charities; while Alex donates her time as a volunteer patrol member with Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Club. Gemma, Amelia and Alex wanted to go the extra mile and challenge themselves with a courageous act to support the Cancer Council in their commitment to help people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Alex will also be handing over her (much longer) locks to Variety for use in their wig-making service. Her donation will be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a long-term

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medical condition, giving back the gift of confidence and self-esteem. We’re asking for your support via donations to encourage these girls and their community spirit. Donate online via their fundraising page (go to www.doitforcancer.com.au and use the Find a Friend search for Alex Liss). 2508 Paul McGrath repairs and makes custom guitars at a workshop in Helensburgh. Paul’s the founder of Tedwood Guitars – the name a tribute to his father, an Irish blacksmith and a largely self-taught engineer who could make almost anything from practically nothing. “Whenever my brother and I were struggling to make or repair something we would often ask ourselves: ‘What would Ted do?’ The name wrote itself. “Growing up in the late 60s I had a passion for music and the belief that I could be a rock star. College years were spent in a band supporting great names of the time and playing in pubs and clubs to earn a crust. I also became just as passionate about understanding what made particular instruments play and sound the way it did. The dream of being a rock star was taken over by the dream of making the tools that rock stars use, and my first instruments saw the light of day. “In 2015, after decades of ‘wanna do it’ I finally took the plunge and did it. Tedwood was born. “A custom-made guitar is special in that it has been designed and constructed to produce the sound, the playing comfort and the look that matches the buyer’s idea of the perfect instrument. And with each component carefully chosen and crafted it will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.” The starting price for a custom guitar is about $3000. Visit https://tedwood.com.au 2508


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Local vet nurse Sonia Gregson started a puppy preschool at the Helensburgh vet more than 10 years ago and now runs a successful dog training business, Sonia Says Sit. “My aim is to help reduce the number of young healthy dogs being surrendered to shelters due to unwanted behaviours,” Sonia said. “We have recently introduced open enrolment to our Saturday morning group classes. These flexible group lessons are self-paced learning; designed to improve your dog’s manners (name recognition, sit, drop, give, etc) and practise in a real-life environment with distractions.” Classes consist of a maximum of eight dogs, aged from six months, and are held at Coledale Public School. The classes are appropriate for retraining dogs with undesirable behaviours – such as barking, jumping, pulling on lead, not coming back and more. “Training has been shown to be the single most important thing that keeps dogs with their original family for life,” Sonia said. Upcoming workshops will focus on Loose Lead Walking, Recall and Dog Social Skills. Both the workshops and group classes use force-free training methods to help families to resolve unwanted behaviours. 2508

STANWELL PARK ARTS THEATRE REPORT

By SPAT president Matt Dickson

Est. Grease , the1974 brainchild of SPAT’s young adults, was

a success. In fact it was one of the highlights of SPAT’s 44-year history. With production by Peggy Ni Cearbhallain, direction & choreography by Inga Silfr Jon, and musical direction by Alison Garvey, the show featured a very high standard of singing, acting and dancing that left everyone in high spirits and thoroughly entertained. There was unexpected drama on the second night of the show, when an adult cast member fell outside the hall and hit their head prior to the performance. An ambulance was promptly called and the cast member was taken to Wollongong Hospital. The cast member was discharged later

that night and was back on stage for the next four performances. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled on the night of the accident, but most of the audience were able to attend one of the four subsequent performances. RECORD NUMBERS AUDITION FOR PANTO Rehearsals for the Panto (The Wizard of Oz) are in full swing. The show is being produced Penelope Wood and directed by Isabella Franklin. A record number of children auditioned, demonstrating the growing popularity of this great annual event. Performance dates are December 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Tickets will go on sale soon. HALL RENEWAL SPAT is focussing on the CWA Hall renewal project, which received a state government grant under the My Community Project initiative. A steering committee has been formed with SPAT and CWA members, and preparations are underway for submission of a DA to Council. The SPAT programme for 2020 is currently being prepared – if you have a great idea, please contact SPAT at spartstheatre@gmail.com. 2508

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From left: Dress for Success Sydney (DfSS) chair Robyn de Szoeke OAM, author Christine Sykes and DfSS CEO Ursula McGeown.

volunteer stylist with Dress for Success Sydney, helping women to find clothes for work interviews and as a coach for disadvantaged women. The novel is about three perfect strangers, Anna, Claire and Molly. Anna is in her 60s with her dream job and the man to match. Claire is a 46-year-old philanthropist with a picture-perfect family. And then there is Molly, who has seen more strife in her 20 years than anyone should, but has more love to give than most. When their lives are turned upside down, these women must discover how to start over. Guided by Suitability, a clothing and styling service for disadvantaged women, Anna, Claire and Molly find the courage to rebuild their lives – with a few outfit changes along the way.

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Stanwell Park’s Christine Sykes has written a book inspired by her experiences as a volunteer stylist. Please tell us a bit about yourself. My early years were spent over the escarpment in Cabramatta where I was born and attended school. I was also a community worker with Fairfield Council. Following that I became a senior executive in the Commonwealth government and during my 30 years as a public servant I worked at the cutting edge of social planning and public policy. This work included women’s issues and multicultural affairs. I was also a senior diplomat for immigration in China for four years. When I retired six years ago, I moved to Stanwell Park where I have been immersed in the beach culture and walking. I also perform with SPAT, have had an art exhibition and continued writing. What made you start writing? At an early age I developed a love of reading where I found both escape and knowledge in novels. When I was in my 20s, I discovered amazing women writers who influenced me and who I longed to emulate. I made a journal entry that I wanted to be a writer. Over the next 50 years I dabbled in writing, attending short courses, writing stories and articles. It was when I faced the fear of retirement that I decided to try to write a novel and enrolled in a year-long writing course at Writing NSW, with the brilliant Emily Maguire. Through writing I have met other amazing writers. One of these is Sue Whiting, who also lives in the area. Sue encouraged me to persist in my writing and to pursue my dream of being a published author. What is your debut novel about? The Changing Room was inspired by my role as a

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Any local sources of inspiration? My love of the beach and experience in the surf in Stanwell Park was the inspiration for one memorable scene in the book. The friendships I have made since moving here have been a continuing inspiration. Tell us about the power of female friendship. Friendship has always been an important part of my life and I have been lucky to make friends in each of the places I have lived. Their support in times of family tragedy, in illness and when I was undertaking challenging roles has been invaluable. When I moved to Stanwell Park, I didn’t know anyone and didn’t have friends or colleagues nearby. On my first day I was walking down Station Street and saw a woman holding a large ball. I asked her if there was a pilates class, and she said ‘No, but there’s a senior’s exercise class at the CWA hall every Tuesday. Come along, we’d love to have you there.’ The following Tuesday I went, was warmly welcomed and the woman with the pilates ball has become a close friend. On my second day, my neighbour invited us to her place and to join a walking group – and I continue to walk and have coffee with the growing members of that group. What did you enjoy most about writing this book? I love the early stages of writing, when I am imagining the characters, how they will meet and what they are like. My favourite times were walking on the beach or along the Grand Pacific walk holding conversations with my characters. Are you having a local book launch? Everyone is welcome to come to my author talk at Collins Thirroul bookstore on Friday, 29 November at 6.30pm. I’ll also be talking at Word Salad, as part of Viva la Gong on 9 November at 11.30am. n The Changing Room is published by Ventura Press, $29.99. 2508


HAPPY 20TH TO ESSENTIAL SURF!

Essential Surf and Skate, run by Stanwell Park’s Fiona and Peter Hunt, is celebrating a landmark anniversary – two decades in local business – in November. As well as running a successful business over the past 20 years, the couple are responsible for nurturing the region’s surfing talent through teaching, mentoring and sponsorships. Pop into the Helensburgh store on Walker Street to wish them a happy birthday, or sign up for surf lessons and make the most of the coast! Fiona says Essential Surf and Skate will ramp up celebrations towards the end of November with a big sale and special offers in-store, as well as a raffle with a surfboard as a major prize. Call 4294 2778 or visit essentialsurfandskate. com.au for more details on Fiona and Peter’s learn-to-surf courses and to check out their range of surf boards, clothing, gear and accessories. 2508 The Essential Surf crew at McCauleys Beach: Fiona and Peter Hunt, with two of their star surfing instructors: Sid Masters, of Coledale, and Zoe Gelder, of Thirroul, both of whom help local boys and girls get up and surfing.

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Wonga vine seed pods, some with holes. Inset: Froglegged beetle in the sun

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With entomologist Dr Chris Reid. This month: a nice surprise. As far as we know our house was built on the corner of a small horse paddock (that is the paddock was small, but it might also have been for a small horse). The small ‘garden’ was certainly just an open patch of grass and weeds when we moved in. I was keen to turn it into something more natural, so we slowly filled it in with natives, not just natives to Australia but only natives to this area. The Sydney Wildflower Nursery at Heathcote has been very useful. We are only 300 metres from the edge of the Royal National Park as the Australian raven flies so we also hoped a few things from there might move in. It was a long process of trial and error. Firstly, discovering that coal waste and the rubbish that passes for landfill isn’t very good for natives. And then that flannel flowers and boronias and the like prefer drier soils. To start with, we had open woodland birds like blue-wrens and firetails and willie wagtails. They’ve all long gone, replaced by LBJs (little brown jobs) like scrubwrens and thornbills, plus bowerbirds. The bowerbirds are nice but a nuisance – they bring in heaps of weeds like lantana, privet and asparagus fern. We wonder if they ever eat native berries. In the past five years we’ve had lyrebirds and catbirds. The lyrebirds are interesting, feeding almost exclusively on the shrimp-like landhoppers in damp leaf-litter (but the drought has seen these off, so no more lyrebirds). However, never mind all this bird stuff, I was

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really keen to get some interesting insects. And they’ve come in. Perhaps the most exciting thing has been the discovery of a large red and black beetle in the garden and what it does for a living. This beetle, Mecynodera, is a member of the frog-legged beetles, a very small and select group with about half of all world species only in Australia. The group appears to be a Gondwanan relict, a leftover from 100 million years ago when Australia was joined to South America and Africa, as it only occurs in these areas. Adults are rarely seen and nothing was known about their life history in Australia. A few years ago my wife, not a biologist, asked me what was causing the large round holes in the seed pods of our wonga vine. I thought ‘moth caterpillar’ (i.e. “not my group”) and I forgot about it. Then a couple of years ago we seemed to have an epidemic of holes in the pods. I had a look and had a shock – it was a large beetle larva and it was a member of the frog-legged beetles. And rearing one through confirmed the identity. Now the whole story has been formally published in a scientific journal, Zootaxa (read online at https://mapress.com/j/zt/article/ view/zootaxa.4686.4.5). How little we know about our back garden wildlife. What else is out there? What have you got in your garden? Share your stories or ask Chris a question. Email editor@2508mag.com.au. 2508


TOASTMASTERS QUESTION: IS HUMANITY TOO DEPENDENT ON TECHNOLOGY?

Real estate update BY IAN PEPPER

Helensburgh and District Toastmasters has been around for over 20 years, providing a joyful, engaging and supportive environment for those developing and practising communication and leadership skills. This includes being humorous and the ability to improvise. Toastmasters International allows members to observe and compete in contests to challenge themselves. This year’s Area Contests in the Humorous category and Table Topic (Impromptu) category were on 1 October at Club on East, Sutherland. Helensburgh Toastmasters competed against the other clubs in the area. In the Table Topic category all four contestants had the same question: “Is humanity too dependent on technology?” Matthew Derbridge, representing Helensburgh, answered first while the other competitors waited outside the room. Helensburgh was the last speaker for the humorous category, again with Matthew giving a very entertaining speech on “How to give the Perfect Speech”. The competition was fierce, with many laughs being had by all. At the end of the night, Matthew was awarded third place in the Table Topics category. Toastmasters is a club that provides those over 18 an opportunity to develop, improve, practise their speaking skills and overcome any fears they have by speaking in front of a small group. The feedback is positive, supportive and there is no judgement. It’s for everyone from those rehearsing university presentations to those who delivering a speech at an event. Toastmasters is an opportunity to have a go and learn what can be done to make it even better. All welcome, and your first two meetings are free. Toastmasters is held at Tradies Helensburgh on the second and fourth Monday evenings of the month, from 7pm. 2508

Five things to fix in your home before selling your property: 1. First impressions of your property count so make sure the entrance area is attractive, clean and freshly painted if necessary; 2. The walls inside your property should be clean and freshly painted if possible; 3. The floors should be clean and updated if necessary; 4. Fix any potential hazards or safety issues such as broken pavers, fencing or gates; 5. The roof should be checked for any cracks or leaks and fixed where necessary.

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CLUB REPORTS LEST WE FORGET

As Remembrance Day approaches, this year on a Monday, November 11, Helensburgh Historical Society presents an update their World War 2 research. WW2 research is the next important chapter in the Society’s research. Up till now we have found 28 deaths associated with the 2508 district, as well as nearly 600 service personnel who volunteered. This is a staggering number from the district. Disappointingly, their stories have not been recorded. Lorraine Jones from our Society has started a book on the ‘civilian life’ in the district relating to WW2. More work is needed to fill in the gaps – what was life like in the district during the war? Who went to war and where? Who worked at the mines? Did we have a ‘land army’? And what roles did the women have? Patriotism was strong through our schooling years, from the holding of Empire Day Parades, to the setting up of organisations such as Returned Servicemen’s Clubs, War Widows’ Associations and our local WAVES Group. We now make sure we attend ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Services and we remember, but we must also remember their stories. Your Historical Society would like your family story on WW2. Please contact us as we can offer help to you to record this history. Jenny Donohoe, Research, Helensburgh & District Historical Society, (02) 42942877 or jennydonohoe5@yahoo.com.au. 2508

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HELENSBURGH VIEW CLUB By Barbara Kitson, publicity officer

Our usual luncheon meeting for September was cancelled, we normally meet at Nowra branch for lunch, but the weather was so bad a lot of our members cancelled. Our zone president Pam Graham and others came to Helensburgh and Pam organised a friendship lunch at Helensburgh Hotel and it was most enjoyable. Our October meeting will be as usual at the Tradies 10.45am for a 11am start. With Christmas fast approaching our November meeting will be our Christmas lunch and meeting, so we need some nice raffles or hamper goodies that we can make up for prizes. New members and guests are most welcome. Please give Lyn a call if you haven’t got your name in the book and also guests that are interested in coming along. Phone Lyn on 4294 1815. 2508

HELENSBURGH GUIDES By Heather McNaughton

Helensburgh Girl Guides recently attended the 44th annual Boree Regatta at Bonna Point Reserve in Kurnell. The Regatta is a weekend for both Guides and Scouts from across the Southern Sydney Rivers Region to participate in both water and land activities in a fun and adventurous way, and this year’s event had the Halloween theme of ‘Ghosts and Ghouls’. A great day was had by all. The girls competed in every event and partnered with guide units from Lugano, Miranda and Caringbah to compete in some activities, which allowed them to make new friends from across the Shire. At the event, the Guides also participated in the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), which provides the opportunity to chat with other Guides and Scouts from around the globe using radios and computers. While on air they were able to contact and speak with a young Cub Scout in Tasmania. Christmas is coming – and the Helensburgh Girl Guides are pleased to announce that we will again be selling quality REAL Christmas trees from the Guide Hall in December. The proceeds from all sales will go towards supporting your local Guide unit. Further details to follow. 2508


HELENSBURGH MEN’S SHED

By Michael Croft and Ron Balderston The Men’s Shed movement is all about improving men’s wellbeing by doing something useful together. Helensburgh Men’s Shed recently sent two blokes to the Australian Men’s Shed Association Gathering at Adelaide to help us continue doing this well. Highlights included hearing that the Irish (400 sheds) and Icelanders (three sheds) are very grateful to model their sheds on Aussie ones. It’s always special to visit another shed, and as part of the conference we visited Playford Council Shed. There was a broad selection of Men’s Health displays at the conference from the Australian Men’s Health Forum, Asbestos Diseases Foundation, RUOK, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Prostate Cancer Foundation, Cochlear Limited, St John Ambulance, and more. In his keynote address, Professor John MacDonald said: “Wellness is about total physical, medical and mental health – a balanced diet, social connection, exercise, movement and sleep.” He noted the importance of a sense of purpose and how Men’s Sheds provide it for so many. We enjoyed observing that the most successful Sheds are those with strong and active community connections. We’d like to make more new connections in 2508 so please visit us for our free BBQ and Open Day, on Saturday, 16 November, 9am to 2pm. n Helensburgh Men’s Shed, 199A Parkes Street Open Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm. Michael Croft 0413 401 522 Ron Balderston 0410 564 752 2508

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POET’S CORNER Compiled by Karen Lane / Poet Julie Davis

Julie Davis is relishing the opportunity to share her passion, her imagination and stories with people. After retirement she enrolled in creative writing courses, focusing on fictional short stories and poetry, some of which have been published in anthologies. 2508 — A BRASSY REFLECTION — Inside this lidded box lying with memories caressed by silky velvet brassy curves concealed. Here I rest, beloved flugelhorn undercover, silenced by death brass tubing dimmed by darkness mellow notes dormant. The hands that held me rest beneath sandy soil desiccated lips and lungs collapsed we were a duo B flat pitched to perfection. Proud flugelhorn generous of sound, nothing frugal adagio, Rodrigo’s concertos silent now curled inside this lidded box resting with memories. Until this day a sliding stroking slither passes overhead - clip, clip daylight burns, sears and slashes.

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Golf NEWS

TRADIES SOCIAL GOLF

In mid-October, we went to Tokyo for the Olympic Test event. This was important for Kai and I to get good practice on the track and chase valuable points that counted towards Olympic qualification. We were able to get two days of practice on this brand-new track and, let me say, this track wasn’t easy. The track is around 50 seconds long, which is the longest track I’ve ever ridden – it is 10-15 seconds longer than other tracks. The jumps are big and it is crucial to clear them perfectly to maintain speed and make it around the track. To make matters worse, the event was crammed into one day, due to a typhoon forecast: so seven laps around that huge thing! (I usually do 4-5 laps on a short track on race day!) Unfortunately, Kai had an injured knee so he had to pull out of racing. But I had my head down ready to put my legs through hell in the rain and wind! Miraculously, the weather improved for the final. My start was slow but I made my way through the pack, moving from 4th to steal the win right on the line! What a crazy experience: riding the Olympic track and then winning the event! Kai and I need to work on a lot for the next nine months to be fit to ride efficiently on this high-level track, but we’re up for it. 2508

Robert ‘Indy’ Jones reports. October 6th. The greenkeeper’s nightmare is keeping greens in good order by poking holes in them and hearing our sighs as putts go this way and that, #*!$%@. The Norm & Brenda Bell event was pushed to November as well as HSSGC match play, and so we played a stableford event. Frank mastered the conditions (40pts), leaving Mark Buckley and Greg Herbert on 37pts, separated on a count back, to fill the minor placing and claim our major prizes provided by Christian’s Premium Meats, Helensburgh Hotel and Helensburgh Golf Range. On-course games were evenly shared and we welcomed back, for his second card, Mitchell Hesford. I trust all members who went along on our October trip away, had a good time and kept the HSSGC’s reputation intact. Our next events are on November 3rd and December 1st – and our Gala presentation will be at Red Nectar, details in November. Call Tony on 0418 863 100 or arrive at 7.30am for 8am at Boomerang Public Golf Course. (Editor’s note: Read next month’s issue for Indy’s latest joke!). 2508

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Local BMX stars Saya and Kai Sakakibara brave typhoon weather in Tokyo. Saya reports.

Barry Thompson Towns reports. STOP PRESS; Rod Vaugn wins Bradman’s! (Stewards to probe form slump.) The recently cored greens presented a real challenge and produced some words I didn’t know existed. Clarrie and Mick (37) claimed top spots, with Craig (35) third. These three shared the prizes donated by Helensburgh Butchery and Gallardo’s Pizzeria, with Bob taking out the Helensburgh Driving Range voucher. Ian outlasted Dave 6 and 5 to win the 2019 Match Play. Well done, Ian. Tinny Terry bounced off a tree to take the Eagles Nest on the 10th. Mark’s cooking is improving and Tradie’s BBQ area is an ideal venue. Our next tournament, the third round of the club championships, is on Nov 2nd, 7am tee-off. Please arrive early. Our AGM is after the match. Terry Maney will skipper the Northern team against Rodger Hendry’s Southerners in the Gozzunder Cup on Nov 23rd. Our annual Presentation Dinner will be held at Tradie’s on Friday, 29th November. Please advise of your attendance as soon as possible. 2508

TOKYO TRACK STAR!

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IT’S A WRAP FOR SEA EELS Karl Weber presents the end of season report for the winter swimming club.

It is the end of another season of cold winter water, and the Stanwell Park Sea Eels have closed 2019 by enjoying and sharing success in a number of ways. These include: • The 2019 South Coast Championships saw the club picking up places in a number of races. Our President Peter McDonald and Captain Barry McGuiness placed second in the prestigious Captain’s / President relay, Rod Hampson and Peter McDonald placed 1st and 2nd in the O/ 70’s 50m sprint and Ronny Massar placed 2nd in the O/50s 50m sprint. In the club relays, our C Grade relay placed a close second, with our honest swimmers only 2 seconds off getting gold, and our O/40s relay picked up a bronze. We will be the hosts of next year’s South Coast championships, so it will be interesting to see if the organising committee will allow our female members to compete in some way. Hello, 21st century??? • The South Sydney Metropolitan Championships were again a wonderful winters day by the sea. Swimming at the Bondi Icebergs pool, and then enjoying their festivities afterwards at the club, is what Winter Swimming is all about. The fact that ALL of our members – both male and female – can enjoy the day’s competition makes it a great day out for all. Our ‘A’ grade relay finished only 00.66 seconds out from their nominated time – which meant that they took home a healthy 4th place (out of over 30 teams). Congratulations to all who competed, or took part in the day’s events. • The annual Cram House day was again a huge success with food, festivities and thousands of dollars being donated to our special charity. Bondi Icebergs weighed in with a very generous donation

that was hugely appreciated. The Disney theme went down a treat and Georgia Anger’s gentle tones kept people singing and dancing through the afternoon. • Our final club championships were hotly contested at the beginning of September. The morning started early for some of our female swimmers who braved the cold and blustery conditions to feature in an ABC documentary about rock pools (the location was the Nun’s Pool under the Flagstaff Hill lighthouse). All races had competitors, with several swimmers backing up to compete in more than one. Our key event – the Slippery Eel – is exclusive in that only swimmers with 100% attendance can compete. This year, we only had one member achieve 100% attendance across the winter – Dawn Marshall. She swam beautifully across the year and glided in to make her consistent run for the year complete, picking up the club quinella – our 2019 Pointscore and Slippery Eel champion. • After the racing, it was back to Stanwell Park Surf Club for lunch, drinks and our presentation. Our deserving club member of the year was Sandra McDonald who, while not a swimmer, has worked behind the scenes of the club for more than 30 years. Congratulations Sandra, thanks for all of your hard work and patience. • The Sea Eels have a close association with three different surf clubs – Era, Helensburgh-Stanwell Park and Coalcliff – and many members, primed from an active winter, patrol these beaches across the summer months. Best of luck for the upcoming patrolling season and see you all on the blocks in April 2020. Stay cool in the pool. 2508

Deserving club member of the year (at right) Sandra McDonald and Phil Kelly; (at left) Dawn Marshall, the only member to achieve 100% attendance across the winter. Photos: Steven McDonald

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Women’s finalists, from left to right: Kasey Hargreaves, Keira Buckpit, Darcy Air and Sky Burgess.

SQUIERS TAKES DOWN OPPONENTS IN FIERY ILLAWARRA SURF BATTLE The Scarborough Boardriders report.

East Corrimal’s Nick Squiers had a fire deep in the belly that kept on burning right up until the last wave of the DP Battle Royale, held on Saturday, October 19 at Stanwell Park. One to three-foot waves with offshore conditions and excellent sandbanks greeted the 32 males and eight females who turned out for the event, run by Scarborough Boardriders. Squiers set the high standard early with a 17.50 total score out of 20 in round 1, eclipsing Rhys Bombaci with 16.00 in the same heat. Other first round stand outs included Stanwell Park local Kalani Ball with a 13.33 total, Jones Beach boardriders’ Brett Connellan with 13.16 and last year’s winner, Shane Campbell, with 12.70. Round 2 switched to man-on-man and Squiers continued to pile on the pressure powering into tricky lefts down the beach to rack up a heat total of 18.23, again the highest score of the round. Squiers went on to eliminate Shane Campbell in the quarter finals then edge out Kalani Ball in the semis. On the other side of the draw Dean Bowen, well known to Squiers through their shared goal of climbing up the world QS surf rankings, eliminated

Cronulla’s Jay Brown to set up a showdown with Squiers in the final. Squiers got out in front early but had to fight off a strong finishing Bowen who rode his last wave with just seconds to go. The surf coach and Scarborough Boardriders club member bagged the $2500 prize money, while Bowen walked away with $1500. In the women’s division Wollongong surfer Skye Burgess came out firing to post a heat total of 15.16 in the semi-finals with local Kasey Hargreaves finding her groove to win the other semi with a heat total of 14.93. In the final Burgess picked off the larger steeper waves while Darcy Air and Kasey Hargreaves battled it out for 2nd and 3rd with upcoming junior, Culburra’s Keira Buckpitt, surfing well beyond her years to finish 4th. The day went off with hardly a hitch. A small shower of rain arrived moments after the tents were pulled down but most were already on their way to Beaches Hotel in Thirroul for the post-event celebrations. Shane Campbell picked up the James Cruickshank Award for best recovery. Thanks to sponsors 4020Beer, Beaches Hotel, SisstrEvolution and DP Surfboards for making the day possible. 2508

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