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Shaping the Future  

Artist’s impression of a renewed Walker Street Wollongong City Council is working on a series of strategic projects in your suburb as part of our future-focus for Helensburgh. We have been working on refining the Town Centre Plan, Streetscape Masterplan and considering the needs of an integrated community hub. This work is based on community consultation carried out in early 2019. Rather than looking at each of these projects independently, we’re looking at them with the bigger picture in mind. It is our intent to consult on these projects simultaneously. By taking this united approach we’re able to get in place phased plans that can be ready to roll in early 2021. It also allows us to reflect upon what we’ve already achieved.

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of Helensburgh Right now, we’re putting the finishing touches on the Town Centre Plan and Streetscape Masterplan ahead of asking for your feedback. Council will be reaching out soon to get your thoughts We appreciate that Coronavirus, and measures to reduce the risk of its spread, might be considered a community engagement challenge. But we’re responding and working on ways to use our website and online platforms to collate feedback and share information. Keep an eye on Council’s website in the coming months for updates on how you can Join the Conversation. Alternatively, you can register your interest ahead of time through Council’s Engagement Team by emailing engagement@ wollongong.nsw.gov.au. Thanks for working with us on Helensburgh’s bright future.

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Helensburgh Public School principal Ewen Neild and a Kindergarten student marking Easter 2020 at home rather than at a school Hat Parade.

‘WE MISS EVERYONE’

‘TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER’

By Annaye Blakey, Kindergarten teacher at Helensburgh Public School The Helensburgh Public School staff and community have demonstrated that in union, there is strength. In unprecedented times, we have sought to remain positive and connected. Not only have all lessons K-6 been delivered online, our school librarian, Mrs Mitchell has created a website for fun reading activities to continue to promote reading at home. Via online platforms, we’ve delivered engaging lessons and stayed connected by publishing videos on our school Facebook page. Miss King shared a video with messages written on a whiteboard from our dedicated staff. Our talented school captain also performed a song on the guitar for her peers. School Learning Support Officers prepared Easter craft packs for students in Kindergarten to Year 2 to enjoy at home. And Kindergarten students wished everyone a happy Easter with a video message for the community. 2508

By Helensburgh librarian Renee Benn What are we up too while the library is closed? Well, with the library closed to the public, staff have been working behind the scenes on jobs we don’t have time to do when the library is open. It is very strange not having patrons come into the library and we miss seeing everyone. We have been clearing out the store room and getting all the craft supplies ready for when storytime is on again. We really miss all the smiling faces of the children who attend. There are videos of staff reading stories that will be put on the website for everyone to watch. You might even see a face you know from Helensburgh library! Did I mention we miss everyone! There’s been a lot of cleaning of shelves, so much dust behind the books. The collections will look great when everyone can start borrowing again. While the buildings are closed you can still access titles in our online collection. Search and borrow to your heart’s content without getting off the couch. All you need is your library card and your pin number. If you can’t remember your pin number, call the library and we can set one up for you. Staff are still at the library to answer phone calls and help with your questions. So needing something to read or listen to? Look no further! Visit our website to get started www.wollongong. nsw.gov.au/library/borrow/ebooks Stay well everyone and we can’t wait to see you all again when the library re-opens. In the meantime, look out for some bears that have jumped into the window to join the Bear Hunt happening in Helensburgh! 2508

ANZAC SPIRIT

Eight-year-old Helensburgh boy Anthony Patrick O’Brien played the Last Post on his violin during a driveway dawn service on Anzac Day in 2020. His dad’s photo captures a poignant moment, expressing our resilience, determination and ability to adapt in times of hardship. Anthony started playing the violin when he was four and is now playing 1st violin position in the Sydney Youth Orchestra and is also being taught by the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music. Photo: Anthony O’Brien, snr 2508

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DON’T DELAY OTHER HEALTH CHECKS By Dr Trevor Kemper, director at Helensburgh’s Equilibrium Healthcare Emergency departments are becoming eerily quiet, but are reporting more critically sick patients who have delayed presenting for treatment and suffered severe illness as a result. Life goes on despite the COVID-19 pandemic and so does illness. Don’t become a victim of it by thinking your condition is not important and that it can wait. Even small delays can result in lives lost. Screening tests remain important, from Cervical Screening tests to Blood Pressure checks and Bowel Cancer screening. Other diseases do not pause because of the coronavirus, they just go into stealth mode as we forget about them and focus on the ever-present media coverage of the pandemic. All good medical practices will have developed a plan to help you keep well and manage existing and developing disease throughout this pandemic. Face-to-face consultations remain an essential part of a practice. At Equilibrium Healthcare we have protocols in place to ensure that the practice is safe to visit. We have made major diagnoses from appendicitis to lymphoma during this crisis, all requiring full medical assessment including

physical examinations to manage properly. Whilst telehealth is an excellent tool right now, it doesn’t replace everything we do. We have a lot of patients reporting “I’m not going to do that blood test until things settle down” or “There are people sicker than me who need attention.” Do the blood test. Make the appointment. Look after yourself. If you’re not sure how important it is, ask us. Lots of people are also reporting high levels of stress and anxiety, with irritability, poor sleep, low mood and low energy. Social distancing, combined with employment uncertainty, reduced physical activity, schooling from home and general health anxiety are all ingredients in this. Increasing your alcohol intake during this time will only exacerbate these symptoms despite the common thought that it will help you cope. It is important that we treat our mental health as seriously as all our other health conditions, if not more so. Your GP can help you with all of these issues. It is not a waste of our time. We have also added links to services providing mental health support on our website eqhc.com.au and encourage you to see your GP just as you would normally for all health needs. Let’s get through this in better health. 2508

HOW TO STAY MENTALLY HEALTHY DURING SELF-ISOLATION By psychologist Melanie Forster Everybody knows that COVID-19 primarily affects our physical health. But we shouldn’t underestimate the psychological impact social isolation has on our mental health. Having to stay home for an extended time-period may make you feel anxious and stressed, even if you are not ill from the virus. So, what can we do to avoid “cabin fever” and promote mental wellbeing? First and foremost, I would like to stress that people with a history of mental illness may be more impacted by the effects of social isolation and fear of the unknown. I encourage such people to acknowledge feelings of distress and seek support. Here are some things we all can do to take care of our mental health right now: Be social: Keeping in touch with family and friends via phone or video-chat can be an important defence against stress and anxiety. Pick your news sources wisely: Knowledge is power! But be cautious of where you get your information from, as oversaturation of news and misinformation can provoke anxiety. My tip: use

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trusted sources, such as the WHO or the Australian Department of Health, watch the news only once a day and stay away from social media. Self-care is paramount: It is important to keep up as much of your routines as possible. Exercise in your garden or go for a run. Be creative! Feed yourself and your family healthy foods and make sure you are getting enough sleep, as this helps with lowering your stress level. If possible, make sure to take a little time-out from your family as we all need a little time to ourselves. Practice mindfulness: Apps such as Smiling Mind or Calm can help manage emotions. Learn a new skill: Now is the time to do the things you love and normally don’t have the time for. Reading, crafting, cooking or playing games are all nice pastimes. Or challenge yourself and learn something new, like a foreign language. We’ll get through this. Stay healthy! Melanie Forster is a registered psychologist who graduated from Deakin University in 2015 and has worked in private practice ever since. Before moving to Australia, she was a practising psychologist in Germany. She loves the Australian bush and is a keen camper. 2508


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Artist Amanda Skye Mulder with her daughter Amelia Burns and Brad Blacker.

FLIGHT OF THE COCKATOOS

Helensburgh artist Amanda Skye Mulder has brought a smile to Burghers’ faces with this unique local scene. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your art career. As a local artist of Helensburgh I have explored a variety of art styles, including feather art but in the last six years I have really found my passion with murals, contemporary and fun art for the home, prints and merchandise such as beach towels. I have always been inspired by wildlife and nature, however, I would not call myself an artist confined to one style. I have a range of projects and styles, from abstract to fine art.

piece just wasn’t complete without the three flying towards the ‘no stopping’ sign and the one flying past the ‘one way’ sign.

Who commissioned the cockatoo mural for Club Lane? Brad Blacker at The Cupbearer.

Any challenges during the painting process? The height of the wall – however, thanks to my partner, Steve, being a house painter by trade and being quite tall he could access the high points of the wall with the black base. Thanks, Steve!

What inspired this artwork? The inspiration came from the local cockatoos and current behavioural survey that took place a few months ago in Charles Harper Park. Brad and I wanted to create a piece that related to the everyday life of our community. We wanted to create a piece that the community could laugh at and think ‘Oh yes, that’s typical of Helensburgh’. We didn’t aim to create this over the Easter long weekend, however, with all that is happening in society, we thought, ‘What better time?’ The weather was perfect so we jumped on the opportunity! Lots of people stopped to chat and take photos, it was a great talking point! How big is it and what did the logistics involve? The painting is quite large – in fact, it covers the whole wall. Brad and I had discussed a plan, I sketched the piece out on paper – although my art is intuitive and I tweak my work where the inspiration takes me. What started out as four cockatoos soon turned into a few more as I felt the

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How long did it take? Approximately two days application between the hours of 8am and 4pm plus another day or two of planning. I aimed to paint during the hours people would pass by on their walks so they could see me at work and experience the growth of this piece.

They’re beautiful birds, but empty our bins. The 2508 district has a love/hate relationship with cockatoos – how do you feel about the birds? Sulphur-crested cockatoos are extremely intelligent, often with a mental capacity of a two-year-old. I do understand they can be a pain – believe me, the amount of times I have had to pick up rubbish from the bin I cannot count – but after working with these birds, and training birds many years ago, I learnt to love them. They are very affectionate, friendly and warm by nature. I was never a bird lover until about 10 years ago when I was introduced to working with animals. I have since left the animal industry but I have learnt so much about these birds and others. Wildlife, especially birdlife, is the basis of all my artwork. n Visit the ‘Amanda Skye Artist’ Facebook page or Instagram @amandaskye_art 2508


SALVOS BUSIER THAN EVER

By 2508 Salvos Mission Leader Lauren Martin The Salvation Army is urging locals to reach out if they have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. 2508 Community Worker and trained Chaplain, Deirdre Healey said the local mission was supporting a number of people dealing with loss of income and livelihood, as well as social isolation. “We have been delivering care-packs to people we know are affected,” she said. “There is a lot the Salvos can offer as our network is huge – from counselling, one-on-one support through our Positive Lifestyle Program, practical assistance, free financial counselling and just being there to support people as they navigate things they have never had to face before.” Last month, toilet paper company Quilton donated a large quantity of ‘TP’ to the Salvos; Deirdre has delivered packs to people in need and those unable to get to the shops. She also works closely with Helensburgh 2508 Hope Community Pantry, which assists locals in need with low-cost groceries, fresh fruit and veggies and bread. “There’s a lot of assistance available, but we’re urging people to reach out and not feel ashamed. Just give me a call, everything is confidential and let’s talk through your situation,” Deirdre said.

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The Salvation Army is launching its national Red Shield Appeal this month, and for the first time in 55 years it will be unable to knock-on-doors for its “Doorknock campaign” or collect in public places. The campaign is going completely digital. As 2508 Salvos Mission Leader, I’m calling on our community to support residents in need. The money raised here in 2508 stays local, and funds the role of our Community Worker, and other assistance. Please go to digitaldoorknock. salvationarmy.org.au and click on “Support my Local Salvos” then search for the 2508 postcode. n If you need help, please contact Deirdre on 0413 839 530. Individuals or businesses wanting to partner with 2508 Salvos through the provision of finances or goods-in-kind may call Lauren Martin on 0410 341 419. 2508

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DESIGN A GARDEN By Sydney Wildflower Nursery’s Verity Snaith

With many families spending more time at home, urban gardening is having a renaissance. So if you’ve got a neglected corner, or even a whole block to makeover, these top tips from the landscape designers at Sydney Wildflower Nursery will get you off to a solid start. MAKE A PLAN Determining the orientation of your site is the best place to start when designing a garden. Areas of your garden will receive varying levels of sunlight at different times of year, so knowing this in advance will help you select plants that will thrive.

PLANT IN LAYERS Check plant labels to learn about how big your plants will grow. Plant in layers with taller plants at the back, then shrubs and ground-covers to provide your garden with depth and interest. PLANT FOR THE FUTURE Many Australian natives have short but spectacular flowering periods. Choosing plants that flower at different times of year is a great start, but choosing plants for their foliage is equally important to create a textural tapestry. Don’t forget – if you need assistance planning your garden the qualified staff at Sydney Wildflower Nursery are always more than happy to help! Pop in with a photo or two to discuss your needs. 2508

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FARM SHOP OPENS ONLINE

Jo Fahey reports from Darkes Glenbernie Orchard. What’s happening on the farm right now? We are picking Pink Lady apples and Granny Smith apples and it’s also Persimmon time. These are absolutely beautiful and available direct from our farm shop, the AppleShack. You can now order online too, from www.darkes.com.au They will keep really well in your fridge. They are tasty, crunchy and naturally full of nutrients! Have you any jobs right now for people who are looking for work during the COVID-19 crisis? We just don’t have any extra positions at this point. We have had a lot of inquiries from people with a variety of job backgrounds, including an airline pilot and a skydive instructor. It was heartbreaking to field calls from cafe owners looking for work for their entire team when the first restrictions started. Hardworking and valued staff. Unfortunately, we couldn’t help, we didn’t have work for all of our own team either. We moved many of our retail staff into doing farm work. On a positive note, they have all enjoyed the change in their work roles and

have really stepped up! We are really proud of their ‘can do’ attitude. We heard you have a new website with online ordering? Yes, we have been working on a new-look website. We were delayed with its launch but now it’s up and you can order products online for delivery. This is a big thing, of course, if you are in isolation. We will gradually add to the online offerings and put up special hampers and packs for special occasions. We notice you have some new labels! Craig, our local graphic designer, has hand drawn some beautiful artwork that we have incorporated into our new juice and honey labels. We use local people in the design and making of our packaging. Our printers take pride in being a multigenerational family business too. We take pride in the fact that we genuinely support local businesses and local manufacture. Anything else on the horizon? We are planning for the future in the background. Planning for when we are able to get together with others. We will be ready to run fun, family-friendly events at the orchard and get right back into Cider Sundays and things of that nature! So keep watching this space. Visit www.darkes.com.au 2508

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Harry Wilcock, of Wilcock Air Conditioning and Electrical

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Essential Surf School lessons are on.

Jahnavi Vinden-Clark, ayurveda chef at Heart & Soul Kitchen, now offering delivery meals in 2508.

TOWN SHOWS SPIRIT

Around the world, lives and livelihoods are at stake. Yet local businesses are staying strong and carrying on, 2508 reports. Never before has it been as important to shop local. Need someone to mow your lawn, paint your house or install new taps? Turn straight to 2508’s Business Directory. Amazingly, the district has thrown its support behind 2508 mag, which remains fully funded by advertising and still in print – while many other community newspapers are not. Huge thanks to all our advertisers for keeping local news alive! BUSINESS GOES ONLINE Buy farm produce from Glenbernie Orchard’s new online store (visit www.darkes.com.au) or order ethical essentials plus fair food from the Flame Tree Co-op’s new website at https://flametree.coop. Symbio is closed, but offering creative ways to engage with animals online. Symbio’s Kevin Fallon said: “This includes an increase in educational Facebook live videos with our animals, educational packs including Facemasks, Find-a-words, Jigsaw Puzzles, a Quiz and more, along with a ‘Letters of Happiness’ App. This allows children to write to their favourite animal and get a personalised and instant response via email to help light up their day.” Heart & Soul Retreats at Govinda is closed to guests, so its kitchen has rolled out the menu to the 2508 community, offering home-delivered vegan meals. Said Govinda Valley Retreat Centre’s Wendy Saunders: “This means that locals in the 2508 area code are now able to enjoy our high-quality catering. Each meal costs only $24. What’s more – for each meal purchased we donate one meal to a person who is homeless.” Visit www.heartandsoulkitchen.com.au

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LIVE-STREAMED, FROM HELENSBURGH STUDIO TO WORLD Dennis and Karen Lundin live-streamed the 2020 Coal Coast Film Festival from Helensburgh’s LundinStudio on April 11. Game Night, by Penelope Berkemeier, won Best Short Film (Australia). Roxy Love Child, by Jennifer Sabal and Benjamin Kramme of Germany, won Best Short Film (International). Said Karen: “We had a generator on standby for blackouts, a high speed 4GX dongle for internet failure, two live stream back-up copies on separate computers in case the live stream went down and finally, the main live stream was running on a laptop which would switch to battery in a blackout until the generator system was activated. Fortunately, none were needed. Thanks to our locals who joined the live stream, it was so great to hear your feedback!” Visit www.CoalCoastFilmFestival.com OPEN, WITH PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE John Hine, proprietor of Helensburgh Car Services, would like to give heartfelt thanks to customers for their support. “To adapt to our current situation we have made some changes to the way we do things to help keep you safe and well. John, Pete and Cassie are sanitising all touch points after working on your vehicle and are happy to pick up and deliver your vehicle in the local area. We can organise noncontact payment and regularly sanitise the office area and equipment.” Call 4294 2930. Decluttering? Helensburgh Business Park’s self-storage facility offers secure spaces for individuals and businesses. “We are open as usual


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and helping people that need storage in this time of crisis, as well as usual businesses and people that need general storage,” said HBP Storage’s Christie Peters. Contact HBP Storage on 4294 1076. Home comfort is still on offer: “We at Wilcock Air Conditioning and Electrical are open and operating,” Coalcliff ’s Harry Wilcock said. “It’s ironic but we have always kept sanitiser in all the work trucks and practised good hygiene. I was taught it by my parents (scientists) and have always taught it to my boys, who now work with me. Also, as a firefighter with FRNSW, same goes 24/7.” Call 0418 660 835. “Meld Constructions is still open and available for business,” said Helensburgh business owner Matthew Leach, who combines building and carpentry skills with his maths and physics teacher qualifications. Visit www.meldconstructions.com. Mahler Building is also still open. “As we are a small team we are able to keep our social distancing on site and ensure that we uphold all regulations,” Sammy Mahler said. “It is nice that we are able to continue to build people’s homes amongst this time of uncertainty.” Thirroul’s See Side Optical is urging people not to delay sight checks. “Your vision is important,” said co-owner Sonya Broadhead. “Please contact us – ophthalmologists have asked us to remain open, so we can prevent any emergency eyecare case resulting in the loss of vision.” Call 4268 3933. And for those wanting to learn something fun: Stanwell Park’s Fiona Hunt is still running her

Essential Surf School – lessons are now one-on-one or two siblings at a time. Phone 4294 2778. WORKING ON & IN THE BUSINESS Steve McCallum of SRM Plumbing & Gasfitting has created a website and a new logo. Check it out! Visit www.srmplumbing.com.au. Tradies Helensburgh is closed but has taken the opportunity to go greener – the club has installed an extra 76kW system of solar panels on its roof. MANY DOING IT TOUGH Karen Bestel, of Karen’s Pet Care, said business is “very quiet”. While she did pick up a dog walking job for a couple in quarantine (after a trip on the Ruby Princess), her business now relies on a few regulars. Need help? Karen can walk your dog, feed your cat or care for any other pet, including chooks, birds, rabbits and guinea pigs. Call 0419 432 482. Stanwell Park’s Justin Poore, of Poorey’s Plumbing, said: “Business is not very good. I have had many jobs pull out due to concerns over the virus. It’s tough as I have a family to support.” Call 0459 260 104, email justinpoore@bigpond.com. Painter Tom Lynch also reports “very testing times”. Sick of staring at those peeling walls? Call the Otford local on 0406 807 856 for a free quote. Even those in the online world are facing challenges. “We are open for business (remotely),” said Otford’s Rhys Cornock, of Sprout Scientific. “We have been battling with the inability to build

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connections with clients and generate new sales, but have our team working remotely, implementing some new software to do so, and are focusing on software and website builds, book-keeping, and assisting businesses with drafting their government grants. We are determined to keep all of our ‘ineligible’ (less than 12 month) casuals on.” Visit www.sproutscientific.com Others have chosen to hibernate, such as Helensburgh’s Dan Belter, of Belter Electrical (0407 767 654). “We service customers throughout the Illawarra, and a large number of those are older residents,” Dan said. “So we thought it best to put some jobs on hold and only do those considered urgent. Thankfully, those customers we had booked in have agreed to wait for us to complete the work at a safer time. Given the slowed rate of infection we hope to be back on the tools locally in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I have been keeping busy giving the house an overdue paint job.” Coalcliff ’s Raeleen Rickard, of Raeleen’s Fancy Faces, has put face-painting into hibernation and switched to balloon/plaster/slime deliveries. “Locals are ordering balloons to be delivered to grandchildren, kids, parents and friends for

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birthdays or to cheer them up,” Raeleen said. Call 0413 291 843 or raeleensfancyfaces@gmail.com Business and family are tightly knit strands for many locals. Cathy and Geoff Hammonds, of plumber, drainer and gasfitter GK & CM Hammonds, said: “We’re all well but missing our grandchildren, like all grandparents.” HOME OWNERS GET INTO DIY One business is bustling. Helensburgh local Tracey Morrison, of Crockers Paint & Wallpaper, said: “Thank you to all of our customers for supporting our small family business. Feedback in appreciation for us continuing to trade has been phenomenal! We are also very fortunate that we are in the home improvement industry and have been extremely busy since all of our customers are at home.” Crockers is open, with physical distancing in place, and offering home delivery, or order ahead and pick up with minimal wait times. Tracey said Crockers was updating its YouTube Channel with DIY ideas for people at home. “For example, what you can do to Add Value To Your Home while you are forced to stay home.” Visit 1/206 Box Road Miranda, phone 9525 7489, www.crockerspaint.com. 2508

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with normal microscopy. Viruses occur in all living organisms. Plants have viruses, many of which are transmitted by insects. For example, mosaic viruses in brassicas (cabbage, turnip etc) are due to a plant virus spread by a tiny hopping beetle in its mouthparts. Cabbages are not native to Australia, so we shouldn’t have the disease, but the beetle was brought here before 1836, with cabbages on ships for the first colonists. The man who collected this beetle in Australia for the first time was Charles Darwin, wandering around the new settlement of Albany, bored and anxious to get home. There are similar viral diseases in maize and wheat, also transmitted by beetles. Some of these we don’t have in Australia so keeping the beetle With entomologist Dr Chris Reid. This month: Viruses. carrier out of this country is an important function of our quarantine strategy. This month it seems pertinent to Viruses are well-known in humans, causing, for talk about viruses. They are very example, colds, flu, polio, measles, mumps, AIDS, strange things. Viruses are rogue cell fragments COVID-19, ebola, dengue, smallpox, rabies. Most – small chunks of genetic material of these diseases don’t kill immediately because surrounded by protective layers of they have been in the human population for a long time and we have adapted to each other. In the past protein and often an oil. These outer layers allow they may have been much more dangerous. the fragment to pierce cells of other organisms, Viruses are therefore important in evolution. where the genetic material in the virus interferes A classic example is myxomatosis, brought into with normal cell duties. Australia from rabbit-like animals in South I wrote ‘rogue cells fragments’ because one theory of origin is they derive from fragmentation America, to control rabbits. Rabbits were a new of genetic material during cellular reproduction in host for the virus, like COVID-19 in humans, but in myxomatosis transmission and mortality bacteria or other simple organisms. But viruses, were higher – with a 99.8% fatality rate. This might since they are agglomerations of different explain epidemiologists’ fears regarding ‘wet molecules, may have diverse origins. And viruses markets’. What happened with such a high only really maintain existence by reproducing in mortality rate? Well, there are still heaps of rabbits host cells, so they are parasites. Some regard them around. The 0.2% survivors were resistant to as living organisms, but they lack cell structure. It may be semantic, but if they are living organisms myxomatosis, and they, um, bred like rabbits. And should we have a conservation plan for them? And the myxomatosis virus also evolved to become less damaging, so now the two co-exist. This is a classic how to do that, given that they change so quickly? example of evolution in action. Stay safe all. 2508 Viruses are so small that they cannot be seen

BEETLING ABOUT

ON THE FRONTLINE Dr Julie Blaze, director of Bulli Medical Practice, shares how the GPs are managing in the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are so proud of our team and how they have stepped up during this crisis. Very early in the piece, we established a respiratory clinic for patients with symptoms of cough, fever and/or breathing difficulties. We conduct this clinic separate to the rest of the practice, with restricted entry via the rear door. It was vital, right from the start, that people with COVID 19 symptoms didn’t pose an inadvertent contact risk to other patients or staff, but we were still able to care for them. The respiratory clinic has evolved with capacity for an outdoor clinic on fine

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Practice Nurse Alex Pritchard (left) and Dr Julie Blaze in full PPE.

days to further reduce the risk of potential transmission. Doctors and nurses overseeing the clinic wear full personal protective equipment (PPE), with thorough sanitising between every patient. For suspected COVID-19 cases, we are swabbing patients and/or referring them to hospital-based clinics. 2508


THEN & NOW

By Dr Lorraine Jones, author of the 1919 Influenza Epidemic booklet published by Helensburgh Historical Society When the 1919 influenza pandemic occurred, it was not known that the illness was caused by a virus. That particular virus was not identified until 1933. Virologists at the Doherty Institute isolated the COVID-19 in January 2020. There was no vaccine for the influenza virus in 1919. Vaccines were later developed and the vaccine for the current strain is now available at your family practitioner. The flu virus is constantly changing, so you need a new vaccine each year. Scientists worldwide are working feverishly to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. In 1919, schools, theatres, racetracks and churches were closed. Church services were held outdoors. Helensburgh school was used as a hospital and a place for cooking food, distributed to those too ill to look after themselves. People were admitted to Coledale Hospital, but there were no intensive care units. People died at home. After isolation measures were lifted on March 1 1919, a fresh, more severe wave of influenza occurred. The death rate for the 1919 pandemic in Australia was the world’s second lowest. Yet Helensburgh’s undertaker had to employ carpenters to make coffins as he could not buy enough from Sydney. People needed a medical certificate indicating they were free of influenza to travel further than Mount Victoria, Picton or Wollongong. Lockdowns to the present level of severity did not occur. Herd immunity, immunity obtained from past infections, stopped that epidemic. There had been severe outbreaks of influenza in 1890-91, and 1894-95. This protected older people from severe influenza and death. There is no herd immunity to COVID-19. Consequently, the present message is to continue distancing, hand-washing and isolation. The end will be in sight when a vaccine is developed. Let us hope that is soon. 2508

In 1919, people were admitted to Coledale Hospital (pictured here circa 1928), but there were no intensive care units. People died at home. Photo: Trove

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Real estate update HOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING LOCAL DEMAND & FINANCE Despite the real estate industry being forced to operate under new guidelines in order to minimise the spread of COVID-19, it is clear Australians remain passionate for property. Real estate websites are experiencing record hits on properties and our area continues to receive a high level of enquiry from buyers. This month (as at 22 April) there have been 5 properties sold in postcode 2508 and 2 in postcode 2515, all for reasonable prices. Finance is getting more stringent again as lenders ask for additional information about the sectors that borrowers are earning incomes and some employment types (eg casual & contractor) have more scrutiny. However, loans are still being approved and properties selling so it’s not all doom and gloom out there.

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CLUB REPORTS HELENSBURGH SCOUTS Helensburgh Cubs continue to meet by video

conference at our usual time. Cubs have been going over their compass-reading skills and undertaking activities with their families. We’ll continue work on first aid, knots, map-reading and more. We also did natural egg-dying for Easter. We participated in an Anzac Day driveway dawn vigil, after camping in our yards and homes, and taking a virtual tour of war memorials, making Anzac biscuits and wreaths. In May, Scouts NSW will hold a virtual Environment camp for Cubs and Scouts. South Coast Region is lucky to have environmental scientists as part of our Scouts Environment team. We continue to welcome new members online. Please let us know at: cubs@helensburghscouts.org. au if you would like to try out Cubs or Scouts. 2508

HELENSBURGH MEN’S SHED

By Paul Blanksby Coronavirus health controls have affected Men’s Shed operations, but we are still ‘Zooming’ into great ‘virtual’ morning teas, sharing our highs and lows, projects we are working on and how we are managing during these interesting times. Some members are even carrying out clients’ commissions at home workshops, we’ve been assembling fauna boxes for South Coast wildlife carers, and our homes and come spring our gardens will never have looked better! So, keep safe and look out for your loved ones, neighbours and friends because we are all in this together. Visit our website, helensburghmensshed. org.au or call Michael Croft 0413 401 522; Ron Balderston 0410 564 752. 2508

HELENSBURGH VIEW CLUB

By Barbara Kitson We held our AGM in February. Congratulations to our new executive team and many thanks to outgoing members. Cathy Edwards is the retiring president and Lorraine Docherty is our 2020 president. Thank you, Cathy and Lorraine. John Arne spoke about the little cabins around Otford. Our theatre-goers had a surprise treat when they went to War Horse – Chris had organised great front- and second-row seats! Thank you, Chris. Chris also represented our zone at a morning tea hosted by the governor of NSW! Stay safe friends, until we meet again. 2508

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POET’S CORNER Compiled by Karen Lane — NOTHING — Been looking for something To occupy my mind Something that takes away the sense that I’m wasting all my time Something that gives a little, to parts of me that I’ve denied Something that when I face myself Makes me feel satisfied. Been looking for something That fills me from above That fleshes out my life like chubby fingers in a glove Something to strike me in the heart, knock me fair square off my feet Something to preface peace Answer questions Make complete. Whilst looking for something Something occurs to me Perhaps if I stand still... Something will search for me And so I sit and wait... I... w a i t… S i l e n t l y And when I shut my eyes Quite a something I do see When I look at that which is Without a question or a need I catch it in this moment When nothing to it I bring.

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TRADIES SOCIAL GOLF  John Towns reports.

RENEW COALCLIFF CAMPAIGN  By Jenelle McWilliam A big thank you to Coalcliff SLSC supporters for your generous support, raising $30,039. A big shout of thanks to our corporate sponsors: HB Premium Liquor, Equilibrium Healthcare, HB Business Park and Storage, Illawarra Coke Company, Scarborough Hotel and Aston Consulting. Signage has been installed on the clubhouse for HB Premium Liquor, Scarborough Hotel, Equilibrium Healthcare, HB Business Park and Storage. Stay safe and look after each other. 2508

The pandemic has affected all of us. At the newsagents on a Sunday it gives “social distancing” golfers something to complain about besides the drive that sailed over the fence, caused by a sudden 60 knot westerly, or the four putts on the 7th. The bad news is the Saturday competition has been suspended until we are allowed to gather again, as a large part of the game is the camaraderie and the get-together at the Tradies Club for our BBQ and prizes presentation, with time to reflect on the day’s highs and lows. All of the away games have been put on hold or cancelled. Please continue to support our sponsors as they are local businesses. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page at Tradies Helensburgh Sports and Social Golf Club for any updates and where I can be contacted for further information. 2508

HELENSBURGH SUNDAY SOCIAL GOLF CLUB

Robert ‘Indy’ Jones reports. HSSGC trusts that members, partners and friends of HSSGC are safe and healthy. Obviously, our SEA EEL’S GREAT SHAVE  By Peter McDonald April event was cancelled and social clubs such as The Sea Eels’ winter swimming has been ours remain unable to play. postponed, our annual visit to Bulli Sea Lions, the The weather has been especially good for golf of South Metrop Championships, our visit by the late, I can see those free-flowing swings and longest ladies from Bondi Icebergs, the South Coast and drives for us “C” graders putting the “A’s and B’s” to the Australian Championships all cancelled, much shame. Looking ahead, the trip away planned for to the disappointment of our swimmers. October 23-25 remains in place for now. I will But continuing our support for charity, one of provide a monthly update here for those who have our members, 13-year-old Marley Larkin, decided chosen to take part at Moss Vale, Highlands and to take on the “World’s Greatest Shave” in support Bowral Golf courses. of the Leukaemia Foundation with the help of Unless there is a change in coronavirus many donors including the Sea Eels. restrictions the HSSGC event on May 3rd will not To date, Marley has raised $2397.48 and had her take place. Details for our events on June 7th, July head shaved on Sunday, 19 April, quite a feat for 5th and later in the year will be in 2508 and via such a young lady. To all: stay safe, stay well. 2508 emails to members. Please continue to support our sponsors Christian’s Premium Meats, The Centennial Hotel and Helensburgh Golf Range. For BOARDRIDERS ON A BREAK  By Ian Pepper membership information, contact Tony on 0418 Next pointscore is 17 May but it is unlikely to be 863 100. We’re all looking forward to returning to held and at this stage it’s not clear when surfing events will be allowed to run. Meanwhile, the home our regular monthly game of golf, a chat and a BBQ schooling seems to be benefiting our younger surfers finish at Boomerang Public Golf Course. Indy signing off … For now, stay safe and look with many being spotted surfing multiple times a after each other. 2508 day and a lot of dads and mums assisting too. 2508

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‘LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS’ Helensburgh Tigers club report. By Gav Lennon and Dodge Cobb To say that it has been a funny old start to the 2020 season is the understatement of the year! But our Tigers family always finds light in the darkness. Before the global pandemic hit, our Tigers and Tigerlillies were all ready to let their footy do the talking. It started off with eight of our girls, Rachael Pearson (captain), Erin Blackwell (vice-captain), Jasmin Sarin, Zoe Smith, Zoe Crane, Brittany Constable, Sharna Piccinelli and Candice Woodward representing the St George Illawarra in the Country Championships. While the girls were doing us proud in the south of the state, our Helensburgh Tigers Old Boys were reliving the glory days up on the Gold Coast. The old fellas were awesome, going through the tournament undefeated on and off the field. Our campaign for grade started on the Central Coast with a tough game against the highly rated Berkeley Vale Panthers from the Central Coast competition. Played in very cold and wet conditions, a mix of first and second grades came away with a solid victory and enjoyed a quality bus ride home where new friendships were forged. Unfortunately, that is where footy – and normality – stopped. Faced with social distancing laws and the closure of sporting clubs and many businesses and people’s livelihoods, we decided as a club to use this time to grow, galvanise as a group and improve ourselves, in order to place ourselves in a position to prosper once the madness ends.

n For a bit of fun, everyone got suited or frocked up for our virtual day at the races. Bailley Gill won the major prize, followed by Emma Vaughan. Dylan Sparks won Fashions on the Field for his lovely little hot pink number. n We are truly blessed to have the support of amazing people and businesses in this community and we will continue to support you all in the same way you have supported us for over 100 years. Whether it be a simple visit from some of our players just to say g’day, or supporting a business that is getting back on its feet, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure everyone comes out the other side of this. n The Tigers family held a very special online Anzac Day dawn service, live on our Facebook page. The ceremony was conducted by Tigers and Tigerlillies and staff, with players reciting the Ode. We all reflected on the sacrifices made, whilst appreciating the opportunities given to us by those who have gone to war. n Thank you for your support. We hope to see you all at Rex Jackson Oval in the not-too-distant future, cheering for our guys and girls! 2508

n Continuing our ‘one club’ mentality, players from all grades, 1st & 2nd grade, VB Cup, Tigerlillies and Women’s League Tag have bought into an online training module. Players are checking on each other’s welfare and challenging themselves to improve, with a lot of sweat and tears shed in front of the camera and, thanks to fitness drills posted by Hayden and Ash every other day, while Tuesday and Thursday nights have been reserved for Gav and Russ for footy video work and family challenge trivia. Special guests have included Phil ‘Gus’ Gould, Ronnie ‘the Cougar’ Palmer and Melbourne Storm backrower and former Tiger, Chris Lewis.

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