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South Melbourne Market A Taste & Place for all Seasons

Victorian of the Year South Melbourne’s Father Bob Maguire

Australian National Academy of Music Community Open Day

MEET JAXON SOUTH MELBOURNE’S SUPER PUPPY AUGUST 2011

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Welcome to the launch of our second insert, 3205 South Melbourne. It has been a pleasure and tour of discovery compiling this month’s issue. I have learned quite a bit about this beautiful and historic area and the connected and caring individuals that operate and reside here. I am really looking forward to discovering more in the months ahead.

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With spring upon the horizon, South Melbourne Market is the place to be. Cecil Street comes alive with food, fashion and frivolity as this South Melbourne icon sets the scene for all the things we love.

In this issue: South Melbourne Market Interview with Father Bob Maguire Acting Mayor Appointed Melbourne Day Celebrations Meet Jaxon - Super Puppy! Events not to miss this August 21/07/2011 7:21:47 PM ANAM Community Open Day

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It was a great highlight to meet the recently awarded Victorian of the Year, and South Melbourne stalwart, Father Bob Maguire. Meeting Father Bob was everything I hoped it would be and much, much more. I hope you will enjoy reading a shortened version of our chat on page 3. I enjoyed our chat and I realised

quickly that Father Bob is as dedicated to God and his religious beliefs as he is to providing unconditional support, love, understanding and instilling the belief in the marginalised and homeless members of our community that someone really cares. Undoubtedly, Jaxon, PETstock South Melbourne’s sponsored Super Puppy is the cutest guy you’ll spot in this issue, find out more about him on page 5 and be sure to show him your support! 3205 will return in November. If you have a story, event, news or a suggestion you wish to share we would love to hear from you. Enjoy the inaugural issue of 3205 South Melbourne! Lisa Quittner Editor - editor@3008docklands.com.au


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Victorian of the Year South Melbourne’s Father Bob Maguire Interview by Lisa Quittner Congratulations on the recent announcement as Victorian of the Year, you also have an Order of Australia, how do you feel about receiving this public recognition? In the past I would have thought it was in bad form to receive public recognition, as a church person I am taught to be humble like Jesus, but I have come to realise that to be acknowledged by secular society means we have achieved a healthy and happy connection. I am very humbled by that. You have been the Parish Priest of Sts Peter and Paul since 1973, over all these years what aspect of leading your congregation do you still enjoy most? I have always enjoyed our Sunday Services and the services we provide to the community during the rest of the week. Cardinal Knox sent me here with instruction to ‘bring South Melbourne back to life’. Over the years we have started up many programs, sadly many of the local kids got mixed up with drugs along the way, but that has always made me more determined to be there for them. How have you seen South Melbourne change over the years? Prior to the 1960’s before the social engineers began clearing areas and installing public housing, Port and South Melbourne was a closed society. People who grew up here generally worked on the waterfront or in the factories on the waterfront. Then all of a sudden there are 10,000 refugees entering the area. When I arrived here in the early 1970’s, I didn’t realise what had happened here. I saw devastation to the north and east of this Church between the river and St Kilda Road, I saw vast areas of land that had been cleared, the old workers cottages and the factories were gone in place of public housing. I didn’t realise at first that there was a sense of grieving amongst the remaining population and that is how our church became a place for parishioners as well as the public housing people. If they came here, they were treated with

equal respect and time. There were many Catholics that had been pushed out of the workers cottages; this was a place for them. South Melbourne is a fairly affluent suburb and yet there is a great many people struggling in public housing and with homelessness, how do you suggest bridging the gap between the haves and have nots? Negotiate between the parties. South Melbourne has a strong history on behalf of all the denominations at looking after the poor. Before it was renamed St Luke’s Anglican Church, it was St Dorcas, named after a woman in the New Testament who dyed garments and sold them, giving the money to help the poor. There is a strong history here of working together, we all have a part to play. In the Army Reserves you rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the mid 1960’s and served in the Vietnam War leading the Character Training Unit for young officers. Would you agree that the youth of today seem to be lacking direction, what do we need to do? We need to teach them to think, we need open ended discussions. Don’t assume that people are thinking. Put questions out there, it doesn’t matter about the answers. Use the radio, television and internet and allow them the opportunity to question what they think. Australians are good at doing this through humour; we are a respectful but irreverent people. In light of the apparent Canon Laws and pressure on you to resign, do you think within the Catholic Church there may be an element of tall poppy syndrome due to your high public profile? I wouldn’t have thought so, I certainly don’t see myself at 77 as a tall poppy, but there are many that tell me it is a possibility. It could just be a clash of personalities; it could be a clash of culture with the Catholic Church. You are expected to step down as Parish Priest of St Peter and St Paul on February 1st 2012, as agreed in a letter to the Archbishop of Melbourne,

Denis Hart, back in 2009, but where do you expect to be on February 2nd of 2012?

is embedded and entrenched in this area that is what needs to be understood.

I don’t know, I just don’t know! My colleagues keep telling me that there has to be a way of negotiating. As things are today, the answer is always the same - I signed a letter of resignation and that’s it under Canon Law, but that’s not a negotiation. I am not going to start up again somewhere else in exile; the Father Bob Maguire Foundation

It’s not about what happens to me, it’s about the interests of the thousands of public housing people and the potential, considerable collateral humanitarian damage that could result, that’s what worries me. South Melbourne has suffered enough, these people don’t need more suffering.

South Melbourne Market A Taste and Place for all Seasons There are so many fantastic things happening at the South Melbourne Market with hawker-style curbside dining, live music, designer fashion, great coffee, the vibrant South Melbourne Night Market and much, much more. Fancy some famous paella, freshly cooked seafood or tapas? Or perhaps sipping a margarita in the sun is more your thing. Cecil St @ South Melbourne Market is a great place to spend time with friends, relaxing and enjoying the street scene.

South Melbourne Market Cnr Coventry & Cecil Sts, South Melbourne Wednesday & Weekends 8am - 4pm, Friday 8am - 5pm Cecil Street restaurants open for lunch Wed-Sun and dinner, Wed-Sat nights southmelbournemarket.com.au

If it’s fresh, local produce or unique Australian fashion you’re after, kick off your shopping trip with a single origin espresso from Padre. With spring on the way, we’re gearing up for the long-awaited return of our Night Market ‘Style After Dark’, Thursdays from 20 Oct - 24 Nov from 5.30-9.30pm. How to get here: Tram 109 or 112 to Clarendon St, Lightrail 96 to South Melbourne or Melways map 2K B1. Rooftop and off-street parking is available. AUGUST 2011

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Cr Frank O’Connor

Cr Judith Klepner

City of Port Phillip

selects Cr Frank O’Connor as Acting Mayor Cr Judith Klepner was appointed City of Port Phillip Acting Mayor for the period between July 12 and 31 following a unanimous vote on July 11 at a Council meeting. In a separate vote, Cr Frank O’Connor was chosen as Acting Mayor for the period between 30 August to 8 September. Speaking after the meeting, Cr Judith Klepner said: “It’s a real honour to have been asked by my Council colleagues to take on the role of Acting Mayor during Cr Powning’s absence. Since being elected as Councillor for Albert Park in 2004, I have put education, lifelong learning and the needs of our young people at the heart of my work.” Councillor Frank O’Connor has been a resident of Albert Park for more than 30 years and brings an extensive background of community involvement to his role as a Councillor. He also brings significant commercial and managerial experience having recently retired from a senior executive role in a financial services organisation where he had responsibility for information technology, property, human resources and governance. He served as Mayor for the first two years of the current Council term and also spent seven years on the former South Melbourne Council with two terms as Mayor. He is currently Chairman of Napier Street Aged Care Services and a Director of Inner South Community Health Service Ltd and the Port Phillip Housing Association Ltd and has been involved with many other local organisations over the years.

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August 30 is Melbourne Day Free Family Fun For Everyone! Melbourne is turning 176 in August - and Melburnians young and old are invited to help the old girl celebrate. The Melbourne Day Committee is hoping to get as many people as possible joining 30 August events to gain a greater understanding and pride in their city’s heritage. Several functions and events are planned to honor the day the city was founded in 1835 when settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize and started a settlement. Open Day at the Enterprize The Enterprize, a replica of the ship that brought the first settlers from Tasmania, will be open to the public for three days from August 27. Entry is free but bookings are essential. The gangplank will be lowered from 12 noon to 3pm at Water Plaza Dock, Docklands. Is Melbourne More Than Football? Melbourne Business Network is assembling two celebrity-studded teams for this year’s debate: Is Melbourne More Than Football? Moderated by Dr Sally Cockburn (Dr Feelgood of 3AW), the lunch is at RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, on Friday August 26. For tickets and bookings visit www.melbournebusinessnetwork.org.au

Official Flag Raising Ceremony All Melburnians are invited to join Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker at the biggest flag-raising event of the year. The free public event includes morning tea, a rifle volley and cannon fire by the Historical Re-enactment Society. Come and meet the 2011 Melburnian of the Year. The Melbourne flag will be raised at 9am at Enterprize Park, cnr William Street and Flinders Street (near Melbourne Aquarium on the Yarra River’s north bank). Things to see and do Many organisations and city attractions are offering Melbourne Day family specials from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 August. Visit www.melbourneday.com.au for full details. For further information: Melbourne Day Executive Officer Siobhan Browne Phone: (03) 9639 6950 E-mail: info@melbourneday.com.au


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his family were throwing their support behind the cause. “Once you meet some of the recipients of these fabulous animals you begin to appreciate that you can make a difference,” Robert said. Assistance Dogs Australia is a tiny but national charity that trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with physical disabilities achieve everyday tasks and provide unconditional love.

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Each Assistance Dog takes two years to train and is worth an investment of over $25,000 but are placed with recipients free of charge. Assistance Dogs Australia receives no regular government funding.

Twelve week old yellow Labrador, Jaxon is the first puppy to be raised and sponsored by the PETstock South Melbourne store and will eventually open the door to a new independence for his future recipient performing everyday tasks that someone with a physical disability finds difficult to achieve. He will pick up dropped items, press the button at the traffic lights, get the phone or alert bark if his future recipient is in trouble and will even be able to get bottles of water from the fridge.

The PETstock Foundation was established in 2007 and is a not-forprofit organisation, whose mission is to raise vital funds to support charities dedicated to strengthening the relationship between people and animals.

“The partnership with PETstock & the PETstock Foundation is great for Assistance Dogs Australia because it

means we can train more dogs to help more people with physical disabilities,” Top Dog at Assistance Dogs Australia, Richard Lord said. “By training this Super Puppy PETstock South Melbourne will be helping to change someone’s life. To see the impact these fantastic dogs make on their recipients is priceless.” The PETstock Foundation is a national sponsor of Assistance Dogs Australia and PETstock supports Assistance Dog Australia by raising three Super Pups at different locations across the country.

For more information or to make a donation to the PETstock Foundation please visit www.petstockfoundation.com.au and be sure to visit Jaxon at your PETstock South Melbourne Store.

President of the PETstock Foundation, Robert Siddle said that all the team at PETstock South Melbourne and all

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Parenting Talks at the Library By Lou Harvey-Zahra Laying the foundation for a happy child: positive family rhythms, imaginative play ideas, the connection between food and behaviour, and asking the question ‘Why?’ will be discussed in this series of parenting talks at Port Phillip Libraries this month. The ‘Creative Discipline’ strategies of redirection, changing the environment, games and giggles, clever choices, and the power of praise will also be covered. Real life tips will end the evening (with parent discussion), from bed time to bath time, leaving a park to sharing toys; Lou will share many practical and inspiring ideas to transform ‘tears into laughter’ from her book. Lou Harvey-Zahra is a mother of two, primary and special needs teacher and playgroup leader. Lou writes for various parenting magazines, and is the author of the book, Turning Tears into Laughter: Creative Discipline for the Toddler and Preschool Years, published by Five Mile Press. Her website is www.skiptomylouparenting.com There will be 3 sessions: Session 1: Port Melbourne Library - ph: 9209 6644 Tuesday, August 2, 6.45pm - 8.00pm Session 2: Albert Park Library - ph: 9209 6622 Wednesday, August 17, 7.00pm - 8.00pm Session 3: St Kilda Library - ph: 9209 6655 Tuesday, August 30, 7.00pm - 8.00pm These sessions are free, but bookings are ESSENTIAL and can be made via phone or email library@portphillip.vic.gov.au AUGUST 2011

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LIVE MUSIC & GOOD FOOD AT THE FLEECE

Malthouse Theatre Presents NAMATJIRA

Reopening after undergoing a complete renovation, the Fleece Hotel has been transformed into a bustling and vibrant hub for great food, atmosphere and fantastic live music without losing its strong Australian values as the’ local’ but rather taking on a reinvention of the classic pub.

A white man and an Aboriginal man sit together in a boat in a creek bed. Together they paint the landscape around them. This is the moment that captures the symbolism, the hope and the simplicity of Albert Namatjira’s friendship with his mentor, Rex Battarbee.

Chef Trevor Schneider delivers culinary delicasies from an extensive menu serving up wholesome proportions using fresh local produce and offering comparable levels of service one would expect to find from city restaurants. Grab a great pub meal, meet for drinks after work or perhaps sit down to fine dining. An impressive range of wines and spirits, as well as local and imported beers compliment the tapas, bar and restaurant menus. With the innovative rooftop deck inclusive of its own fireplace, the Fleece Hotel is a definite must visit South Melbourne destination.

BigHart’s stage production of Namatjira traces the lifetime journey of our great water-colourist Albert Namatjira and in doing so reminds us of his immeasurable influence and legacy. In this production his legacy is made even more concrete by the presence of Namatjira’s own family members from his Hermansburg community on stage. Together they draw a vast, panoramic landscape across the theatre wall, while the charismatic Trevor Jamieson tells us Albert Namatjira’s story, one written through with all the varieties of experience life can offer.

Every Thursday night you can get your toes tapping, lips smacking and dance moves cracking with live music featuring some of Australia’s best musicians. The line up for August includes:

From his childhood in a Lutheran mission near Alice Springs to his international successes in the art world and recognition as the first Aboriginal citizen of Australia, through to his final years of illness and frustration.

4 August Robert James Kirk Band 11 August Billy Miller and The Love Bros. 18 August The Straight Shooters 25 August Gary Young Band - tbc 1 September Mick Pealing Band

Directed by Scott Rankin for BIG hART in collaboration with the community of Hermannsburg from which Namatjira came, Namatjira is the reappropriation of a story by the descendants who are its legacy, and an uplifting vision of Australia that might still come to pass.

When: Every Thursday - live music from at 8pm Where: The Fleece Hotel, 120 Montague Street, South Melbourne Bookings: 9682 0208 Music Enquiries: Julie Cavanagh 0419 306 540

When: 10 - 28 August - evening and matinee performances Where: Merlyn Theatre - The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank Tickets: $26 - $58 Bookings & Info: 9685 5111 or www.malthousetheatre.com.au

the day music will be everywhere with a huge range of activities for the whole family. Activities throughout the day include: • Open Orchestral Rehearsal - sit among the Orchestra of the Academy as ANAM faculty member, Howard Penny conducts a rehearsal of Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony.

ANAM Community Open Day The Australian National Academy of Music opens its doors for its annual Community Open Day, a celebration of arts and music in the Emerald Hill precinct. Explore the home of the Academy in the historic South Melbourne Town Hall and some of its close neighbours - the Australian Tapestry Workshop and The Butterfly Club. Throughout

• Meet the Music - ANAM faculty David Thomas deconstructs Dvorak’s Serenade in D Minor Op. 44, played by the Musicians of the Academy. • Performances - featuring various recital repertoire and Beethoven Sonatas. • Improvisation - Witness a session of impromptu music-making by the Musicians of the Academy. • The Big Play - musicians of all ages & abilities are invited to play alongside the

Shape Up with ZUMBA Zumba fitness is the bringing together of a traditional fitness (aerobics) and a dance class. Using 70% Latininspired music and up to 30% of different styles your Zumba workout will build on simple dance based moves giving you options to ensure that you workout to the right level for you. The best part is that unlike traditional choreographed classes there is no “right” or “wrong”. As your confidence increases you can bring your own style to the movements. As each move is built on you’ll have the chance to test your cardio comfort zone, not to mention the toning benefits through your hips, thighs and abdominals! Don’t underestimate the challenge - it’s a lot better than a stroll on the treadmill. DJ`s GYM was recently awarded the LES MILLS ‘Club of the Year’ and the studio is a great space with no mirrors in front to make you feel self conscious. A raised stage means that you can see what’s going on and there’s enough space to allow you to safely break out of your comfort zone without hurting anyone! The central location and extensive timetable means that everyone should be able to find a convenient time to take a Zumba Workout at DJ’s. There are even lunchtime classes - so there’s no excuse! Where: DJ`s GYM -13 Palmerston Cres, South Melbourne Contact: 9682-5775 Zumba & Group Fitness Timetable: www.djsgym.com.au

Orchestra of the Academy. Registration is essential. • Chamber Music Coachings - ANAM faculty will coach school ensembles & ensembles of the Academy. • Albert Park College Project - a collaborative performance project with the Musicians of the Academy and students from the new Albert Park College. • Meet the Instruments - An informal demonstration/workshop by the Musicians of the Academy. • Reed making workshop - A chance to observe the Musicians of the Academy making reeds for their instruments. • Violin workshop - Witness the craftsmanship of the Luthier (violin maker) and explore the stages of its production. • Workshops for Children - 11am (2-4yrs), 12pm (5-7yrs); A Pirate Journey. Places are limited & bookings are essential.

• Historical Tours - Discover the rich history of the South Melbourne Town Hall with local historian, Adair Bunnett. • Alexander technique - observe/take part in masterclasses with Penny McDonald, Alexander practitioner • Musical Loom-inaries at the Australian Tapestry Workshop - ANAM musicians will perform among the tapestries. • The Butterfly Club - opens its doors with a range of local art activities. The Australian National Academy of Music is Australia’s only national, purely performancebased music training institution, bringing together the finest young musicians from around the country for an intensive year-long program of study, training and performance. When: Sunday 14 August, 11am to 4pm FREE ENTRY Where: South Melbourne Town Hall 210 Bank St, South Melbourne Web: www.anam.com.au AUGUST 2011

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