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Clarence Art Sale Rotary Club of Howrah Tasmanian Art Sale and Exhibition at Schoolhouse Gallery The Rotary Club of Howrah invites the community to join them at the Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery for the annual Tasmanian Art Sale. Proceeds raised will be used for projects within the community. Artists and craftspeople, particularly those from the Eastern Shore, are participating in this event which is being coordinated in conjunction with the Clarence City Council. The exhibition will comprise framed and unframed works in 2D and ceramics. All works are for

sale and valued up to $500. Entry to the gallery is free. The Art Sale will be opened by the Alderman Doug Doust, at the official launch on Thursday 7th February at 5.30pm and continue until 28th February 2013. “The club appreciates working with Council on this exciting project, which will allow us to see local artists’ work on show on our doorstep” said Rotarian Kerry Tilyard. For further information about the exhibition and sale please contact 62 458 740 or visit the Rotary Website at

Seafest coming up

This year's Seafest, held at Triabunna, will be held over Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd March. The festival will be officially launched by His Excellency, The Honourable Peter Underwood AC, Governor of Tasmania on School's Day on the Friday. Several hundred children from East Coast schools will be participating in a range of activities including sailing, surf life saving and kayaking and interactive, educational activities with groups such as Parks and Wildlife Services, Birdlife


Tasmania and Catchments to Coast. Saturday will be an action packed day, open to all, with water based and other recreational activities, food and wine, and fascinating marine and coastal exhibits. Adults as well as children are encouraged to come and try various water sports such as kayaking and sailing. There will also be a jet ski race to Maria Island and back and on Saturday afternoon and night we have a big line up of local bands.

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Fractangular Arts The Fractangular Gathering is only a few days away, being held over the weekend of 8 to 10 February 2013. Organisers have been busy in the Fractangular lair with new concepts, new plans and big ideas to broaden the fun from our original gathering Let There Be Doof. 2013 will Feature a wide variety of music and arts from Australia and abroad ranging from psychedelic trance to live dub reggae, balkan to hot club swing, glitch to pirate ballad, dubstep to tech-house, progressive roots to psygressive grooves, installation art and performance. There's plenty more to be discovered with music, art and circus workshops from local, interstate and international artists. so come join us for a laugh in the Lounge at the Cabaret, kick back in the beer garden and enjoy a local beer, cider or spirit, peruse the market and craft stalls or installation artworks throughout the event site and make sure you have a good stomp, sway or a jiggity jig at one of the dance floors. All this while camping in the great Tassie outdoors with family and friends Fractangular Gathering is sure to leave you stoked! Visit for all the details, including performers, workshops, camping, what to bring and ticketing.

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The little country show with the big country heart: be there Saturday 16 March, 2013. In 1886, the tiny town of Bream Creek hosted its inaugural community show in the pavilion at Coppington. The focus was the judging of farm produce from butter to bread, needlework and cookery. It was an unequivocal success. Now in its 126th year, the Bream Creek Show is truly an iconic Tasmanian event. It takes place on the third Saturday in March each year and has kept at its heart the old fashioned country values under which it was conceived. Committee member, Meg Bignell, says that parking areas have been extended for this year's Show. " We are still on, stronger than ever post fires even though many committee members suffered losses. "Please come along, bring your family and tell your friends - be part of a charming Tasmanian tradition." For the latest on the Show visit

The Southern Beaches Conservation Society (SBCS) is concerned that residents affected by the Forcett bushfire will be taken advantage of by a company wanting to build a contaminated waste facility in its midst. “Following this recent devastation, the last thing we locals need is to spend our energy trying to prevent the contaminated waste cell,” said SBCS President Angela Marsh. “This is clearly a fire-prone area next to a major river and water catchment. It is the wrong location. We do not deserve to become Tasmania’s landfill, so give us a break and let us get on with rebuilding our devastated communities. “This fire has roared along a thickly forested area from Forcett all the way to Eaglehawk Neck; allowing a contaminated waste cell to be placed in the midst of this forest is irresponsible. The fire has gone right over the top of the existing waste facility and the proposed C Cell site. In the midst of the fire storm the site was evacuated leaving it undefended with no one to run the generator and pumps needed to manage the leachate and it remained unattended for a considerable period after the fire due to access restrictions.”

Below are some photos of the display featured at The Eye of the Storm, our Australian Exclusive ‘Meet the Producer’ Event a fortnight ago. Odeon spokesman, David Kirk says it was packed out! "Thanks sooo much to Antony, for not only sponsoring the film, but also for conducting an instructive and insightful Q&A session at the end of a long and very hot night. "Super Thanks to our Mayor Bertrand Cadart for attending, asking an intriguing yet ‘sticky’ last question, and for honouring Antony with a Mayoral Medal and

other gifts. "Most Gratitude goes to the capacity audience that turned up in the heat for what proved to be an entertaining, informative, memorable and rare treat for the East Coast! David also thanked Andrew for lending his palm trees; Orford Bowls Club for the beautiful roses, and Colleen for the (all important) dead bits of palm, and extra special thanks to Jan, for her sterling work at the Box Office and for helping to dismantle the Stardust display. Bertrand Cadart thanks Antony Waddington (Producer -The Eye of the Storm) and presents him with a 2013 Glamorgan Spring Bay Mayoral Medal

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A resident with a fire-devastated property near the Copping waste site said, “The heat of the bushfire was so intense it melted glass windows. There is nothing left except rubble, molten glass and molten aluminium.” Ms Marsh stated that “If the proposed C Cell had been in place, the cover, plastic and clay liners would likely have been damaged by the intense heat. The effects of leachate from contaminated waste on the surrounding catchment and waterways would have been catastrophic. If contents of the landfill had ignited, winds would have blown toxic fumes over everyone in a large radius dictated only by prevailing wind direction.” “The existing and proposed SWS’ landfill sites are not part of our community’ss vision for a bright and viable future. Their plans to operate this site for up to 200 years is not the future we hope our children will have. Commonwealth Regional Development funding must be reassessed in light of this tragedy because we have many more important and deserving needs.” To find out more about SBCS and its activities visit

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The Orford Odeon, operating from the Orford Primary School, hosted the film 'The Wizard of Oz' as a fund raising event for those affected by bushfires in the Bicheno/Coles Bay areas. The event hosted a full house, and raised a total of $1000. David Kirk, member of the Orford Odeon Committee said, “People were so generous, and they loved the film!” Upon entering the foyer, people attending the event were immediately transported to the fantastic world of movies with a yellow brick road running through the foyer, displays including a witches broom and hat, flowers, baskets of jam and Dorothy's red shoes; the Wizard of Oz soundtrack playing in the background, ambient lighting and movie posters adorning the walls, the atmosphere provided an experience to remember. Funds raised from this event will go to the Swansea/Bicheno Community Bank Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal to assist those in the North of the Glamorgan Spring Bay municipality who have been affected by the bushfires. The Orford Odeon committee put a great deal of research into the films they choose to show and for this event, The Wizard of Oz was chosen for its poignant message of hope in times of tragedy. Dorothy's journey with the Scarecrow, Tin man and Lion while following the yellow brick road to search for heart, courage and a brain discovered that they had these things all along. Whilst the journey for those affected by the bushfires will no doubt be challenging in the months to come, this film encourages strength and hope in the journey forward. The Orford Odeon is the result of a partnership between the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and the Orford Primary School and hosts around 15 films through the year. Orford Primary School principal, Liz Humphries said, “It's a wonderful community, and a great way of using the school resource. It's amazing how quickly this has become a community culture, people are starting to look ahead and plan. Through the whole year I challenge anyone to find a movie they don't like. Lots of research goes into this, as we need to make sure the movie isn't going to be on the television in the next week.” All tickets at The Orford Odeon are only $5 each with the next event an awareness and fund raising opportunity for RAW (Rural Alive & Well) showing 'The Man From Snowy River' on Tuesday 12th February. See you at the Orford Odeon!

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Glamorgan Celebrations

Logie for Glamorgan Spring Bay Tasman Regatta The Glamorgan Spring Bay Australia Day Citizen for 2013 is Jennifer Logie from Bicheno. Jenny has given outstanding service to the community since moving to Bicheno about ten years ago. Jenny was the driving force behind the establishment of the Bicheno Child Care facility and is also the co-ordinator of the very successful Bicheno Food and Wine Festival. Jenny has also been involved in many committees, including the Bicheno Community Development Association and the Bicheno Hall Committee. The Australia Day Awards Presentation Ceremony was held in the Bicheno Hall. Entertainment provided by Lindsay Hope and two young people – Ben Grayson and Caitlin Silberberg to sing 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'I am Australian' accompanied by Eliza Spykers on the piano. There was also a Citizenship Ceremony with two local people becoming Australians. They are Zhanna Prokofyevena Kugay and Meilan Zhang. Following this, the Bicheno Big Fire Fundraiser featuring music and food and wine stalls. Proceeds will go to the Tasmanian fire victims. Robert Thompson

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Australia Day celebrations started with a great turnout. People stood for the Flag Raising and the singing of the national anthem, with ceremony opened by Alister Martin. His speech was entitled '1788 now 225 years on'. The day was organised by the Lions Club of Spring Bay, headed by Mick Desmond (pictured above), and fellow Lion's; including Carol Whittaker, Robin Desmond, Sue Ingram, and Kevin Jury Lion's also ran the very popular fish & chip stall as well as the traditional hamburger and sausage stall. Other foods were provided by Winny Enniss - the baked potato lady, and pavlova and homemade cheese cake were provided by Janine Hall, Wendy Walker, Linda Palmer and Greg Wing. Wines from local Darlington Vineyard, beer (inside

the flags), lolly straps, homemade jams & relish and the beach just 100 metres away. Other information stalls were set up by the Orford Community Group, a non-profit organisation representing East Shelly and Spring Beach Coastcare, with Prosser Estuary and Tidy Towns groups. The Triabunna Fire Brigade and its crew were in attendance, The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council manned an Information Table. Entertainment was provided by guest band Code West who played later in the day from a mobile stage. There were train rides for the kids, the jumping castle was very popular, and Bushland Show by Make Believes' Michelle Pears and Jim getting young and older moving. Robert Thompson

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In a quieter than usual Australia Day for Sorell, visitors to the event rallied at the Carlton Beach Surf Club. Local winners of the Awards were announced by Brian Dean, citizen of the year; past councillor and stalwart of the Midway Point community. The community group award was made to Sorell Spirit following their spectacular rise to fame after winning the Asia Pacific Cheerleading Championships in 2012. The main awards ceremony apparently occurred the evening previous at the Memorial Hall. Sorell Spirit did a demonstration on the beach (photo below) as part of the program of the day and entertainment was provided by Rum Jungle in the Surf Club compound. Surf members also manned the tuck shop and cook tent providing sausages, hamburgers and other eats. The Australia Day tattoos handed out by the council stand were very popular seen sported on cheeks and foreheads of children and adults alike. Not quite the day we might have expected as our Sorell Australia Day celebrations, but great to see the Surf Club in action with the nippers doing their stuff in the surf while parents looked on.


True to Peninsula traditions Australia Day was celebrated in conjunction with the annual Regatta held on Parsons Bay and followed by the Peninsula Festival where the Australia Day Awards were presented. Hundreds of people flocked to the event, showing strong support in the aftermath of the Fires. Organisers saw good entries in the Regatta, including the Fishing Boat races, speed trials, fishing competition, the Mini Biathlon, and Claytons Boat Race, amongst others. The sailing events on the bay were supplemented by entries from Lindisfarne and Midway Point Yacht Clubs and a new event being the Junior Muscle Boat was held for the first year. Australia Day Awards for Tasman we not announced but will be dealt with in the catchup after the fires.

Iron Creek Bridge Replacement This section of the Arthur Highway is part of the strategic highway route linking Hobart with the Tasman Peninsula region and carries a mix of heavy vehicles, residents and tourists. Iron Creek Bridge was built circa 1941 and is now considered to be reaching the end of its functional life. Following detailed inspection and analysis of options for strengthening the existing bridge, it was determined that the most cost effective outcome is to replace the bridge with a wider contemporary concrete structure. Works on the new bridge will be located slightly down stream (on the southern side) of the existing bridge. Realignment of the road on either side of the bridge will achieve improved vertical and horizontal geometry. Demolition of the old bridge

will occur after traffic has been transferred on to the new bridge. Current Status: The contract for works has been awarded to Tasmanian based company Tas Span Civil Contracting Pty Ltd. The contractor will initially construct the beams and other bridge components then move onto the site to commence construction of the bridge and road approaches in March/April 2013. The project is funded by the State Government to the amount of $4.5 million.

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The Spring Bay Theatre Company's next production is underway with auditions held in late January. In a 'meet the director and members evening' Dorothy DuncombeJackson outlined the play and introduced some of the cast of what is touted to be the revealing and entertaining "Calendar Girls" by Tim Firth. Dorothy says that after the success of "Stepping Out", the Company's 1st production in 2012, this play will give as much pleasure. "Rehearsals will be Wednesday nights to start at the Triabunna hall in Vicary Street, and of course any info can be sourced from me on 62573684 - 0428367195," invited Dorothy. As soon as Roundabout has further information, we will be advising performance dates.

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Murder in Casablanca take two It has become abundantly clear that our country community more than enjoyed the restaurant theatre show “Murder in Casablanca” last August. Presented by Sorell on Stage, much has been written about this production since. Two nights of 1940’s style entertainment happened at the transformed Sorell Memorial Hall where Rick’s Café became the centre for incoming patrons. A musical, yet a mystery; the cast took every opportunity to interact with audience members, providing a very merry environment. Everybody had such a good laugh and a great time that people have been asking whether the theatre group could present repeat performances!!!! Not only that! Many in the community missed out on this production and these people have also requested more shows!!!! Consequently, members of Sorell on Stage have thrown themselves frantically into rehearsals once more. At the first meeting their enthusiasm was only surpassed by

the way every cast member gave their waggishly straightforward opinion as to how they could enhance the production and their own performances. Comments toppled over each other uproariously as the team swung into verbal action. It was a good show last time but they are going to be working their hearts out to make it an even more entertaining event this time. Changes will occur as they work towards freshening up the production. An extra cast member will be written into the script, the food will be different …………drinks will be available from the RSL next door and so the show “Murder in Casablanca” will go on!!! Don’t miss out this time!! Public performance times are: Friday 22nd March and Saturday 23rd March, 7pm at the Sorell Memorial Hall. Tickets: $30 for two course meals and show. Please ring Saakia on 62658040 or Judy on 0407350703 for ticket details. See

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Hobart International Airport is set to commence its second major maintenance project in 18 months: an overlay or resurfacing of the Taxiways. The $10 million investment will resurface Hobart Airport’s main airfield taxiways which cover an area of 35,000 square metres. The project will employ 50 people at its peak and follows the successful completion of last year’s $20 million Runway Overlay project. The project will also see the upgrade of the Airport’s taxiway lighting to an LED system. The main project works will occur from 29 January 2013 and will be complete in April 2013, subject to favourable weather conditions. The Taxiway Overlay project is being done during summer as warmer temperatures are better for laying asphalt. Visitors to Hobart Airport during this time are likely to see machinery and crew working on the Taxiways. The taxiway works will not impact passengers or aircraft arrivals and departures. Aircraft will be directed around the taxiway works. The Taxiway overlay represents the second significant investment and project undertaken by Hobart Airport in the last two years. Hobart Airport CEO Rod Parry said “The $10 million taxiway overlay project, following on from the $20 million overlay of the Airport’s runway last year, are significant investments that will enable the continued safe and reliable operation of Hobart Airport into the future.”

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Bushfires 2013 Wrap-up The welcome of 2013 soon took on extreme temperatures and conditions to put our three municipal communities of Tasman, Sorell and Glamorgan Spring Bay under the assault of fire flaring to catastrophic conditions on Friday the 4th January and the ensuing days. Record temperatures, with high winds proved the perfect situation for our worst fears, a Fire that raged through the communities of Forcett, Connelly's Marsh, Murdunna, Copping, Boomer Bay, Dunalley and Eagle Hawk Neck, as well as fires at Buckland and Half Moon Bay and many between. And the good news - only one death where life was at such high risk, even though some 150 homes destroyed, numerous livestock, and wildlife losses and fire fronts that remained out of control for over one week. Smoke over Connelly's Marsh

Following the initial operations on water by Dodges volunteer marine rescue organisation, Police and owners of vessels from Connelly's Marsh and the Peninsulas we saw the raising of the mosquito fleet. This provided much of the ongoing provisioning and movement of people helping those stranded in various coastal settlements. Sea Rescue operated constantly with as many as 4 vessels till the Tuesday after the initial outbreak. By then roads were accessible for convoy transport of people and provisions. Around this time, the fire which had already been reported earlier at Inala Rd, Forcett was beginning to show signs of concern to the Southern Beaches area. Smoke was billowing over the hills between Forcett and Dodges Ferry, and the fire was already making way towards Copping and the Primrose and Connelly's Marsh area.


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The almost zero count of loss of human life has got to be the best outcome we could expect, and how that translates against similar fires elsewhere where lives are inevitably lost, will be a matter of debate for many years to come. We heard stories, and many of us know of people We heard since that there was a call to undertake back burning as first hand who sheltered in bays and canals under fire balls and thick early as Thursday by William Downie of Copping, and Lindsay White palls of smoke. of Nugent. Lindsay's brother Terry is the Nugent volunteer Fire Chief and I think back to the warnings he gave the community through Maybe our proximity to the waterways of this amazing part of the world Roundabout back in October. At that time he said that 'considering is the key factor for saving of lives? That and a good smattering of luck, the good rains and growing conditions, we should clean up around our household and farm fire plans, and in many cases good individual and property and focus on reducing all dry accumulated material and tall collective reaction to the situation. grass by slashing or burning.' At the same time Dunalley and Tasman Looking back and it is almost impossible to track what happened over Community House's held fire awareness workshops. Maybe these in the early days of the emergency. The people directly involved with some way contributed to the safety of people in the affected areas? loss of homes, property and livestock have been picking through the As soon as the fires escalated to extreme status one has to mention, remnants of their losses since the fires first hit on the 4th January. acknowledge, praise the firies who jumped into the fray, soon backed Many were evacuated either by vehicle in the early stages, or by vessel up by the helicopter water drops. Watching the tenders and crews once the fires took hold. come and go from the Dodges Station soon makes us aware of how dependent we are on these incredible dedicated volunteers that step marine volunteers with load for nubeena up from the district brigades in the municipality and further afield. Thank you also to the Tas Fire Service personnel as well as interstate fire personnel that quickly came to help.

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Bushfires 2013 Wrap-up We should take a moment to consider the role of our Police. Their prime role has been the safety of our residents and visitors to affected areas as well as coordination of other emergency services. One needs to take ones hat off to what was most probably the most thankless task of holding the roadblocks against continuous requests to get back to family, homes and affected businesses in the areas taken by fire. Then there are the community groups that jumped into gear, and Roundabout can only list some of these and certainly in no particular order or saying one played a greater part than others. Lions in coordinating the evacuation centres at

both Nubeena and Sorell, Bec and Gabbi who quickly launched the stock feed collection and distro centre at the Dodges Ferry Riding Club grounds, The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania who acted as a refuge and collection point for animals and animal feeds, Food Bank located at Cambridge that took an immediate role in distributing food via the road convoy and earlier with water borne distribution through Dodges Ferry based Sea Rescue. The members of the Dodges Ferry Riding Club worked tirelessly in the early days of the fire evacuating and finding alternative accommodations for horses and livestock.

In the week following the initial breakout I ran into Tim from the Recovery Centre at Glenorchy. He advised how he and his fellow workers had been sorting provisions and clothing for the Forcett Fire appeal, then on a visit to the Hobart Showground the magnitude of the Vinnie's operation became apparent where that organisation had already filled two buildings with clothing and household goods. The Showground has also coordinated stockpile of hay; round and square bales, as well as pallets of domestic and wildlife feeds donated by the public. Animal food suppliers need to be acknowledged for the discounts they were extending to anyone that was sourcing food for pets and livestock for donation to the appeal. Animal Tucker Box comes to mind, as well as Rural Solutions and many other suppliers. The latest in the support for farmers is the volunteer run Blazeaid effort to rebuild fences, they kicked into gear in the second week following the fires. Another example of the spontaneity of quick fundraising efforts is illustrated by the effort of the Gordon Highlander Hotel in Sorell, where staff and patrons, supported by owner Frank raised over $4000 to assist those affected by the fires.

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at the Nubeena wharf, as well as locals coordinating the coming and going of boats at both Nubeena and Dunalley. For those that live on the roadways where Fire Tenders and general traffic flowed, they would recall the times that the Fire Sirens were punctuated by the blare of Ambulances, and again the crews and volunteers need to be recognised. Then there were the water carriers, whose trucks seemed to never leave the roads, ferrying water to fire tenders - not sure about the arrangements, but they certainly played an important role where the nearest water had to come from Sorell after most of the dams around the place were being emptied by the helicopter water dumping.

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So where do we go from here? The initial passion and commitment of the public has been a great boon and support to all the many people affected. Now is the time for the salvage of homes and businesses, the re-build of homes, farms, lives. A lot of work and donations have already been facilitated by the 'We Can Help' social media site which has been the work/contribution of Mel Irons. Scan through that for a comprehensive cover of some of the things that have been achieved to 'help'. In a 5 minute scan of the posts; poly pipe, scrapbooking and craft goods, Dunalley School Uniforms and further on celebrations of the re-build plans for the School, assurances of where the money will be going, calls to contact missing people, cots, beds, a call for a chainsaw, offers to transport; things, animals, people, fundraisers posted with invitations to attend from as far away as: Ulverstone, Sheffield, then closer at Kingston, Hobart and locally around communities affected. Next a notice that 'toys are coming from Perth (WA)'

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Let's also have a think about what we can do better. There have been a few breakouts about what we did wrong, and who didn't seem to be doing what would have been expected, but in the end we can learn from this, or get caught up in mudslinging, which most of the time will not fix what has happened in the past. It is now a month since the fires hit our communities. The time for need of support for those families and businesses that have lost everything will have intensified. Let us not forget about the immediacy of the ongoing challenge of trying to put things back together into some semblance of normality. Stealing a phrase 'lest we forget' let's keep our minds open to how we can continue to support the recovery of all in our community. We are writing this editorial on the Australia Day weekend, where many of these communities are celebrating what it is to be Australian. The day has been overtaken with fundraisers and celebrations of survival as well as the traditional recognition of those that contribute to our Australian-ism. Many other events and fundraisers are planned for the coming months, put together by just about anyone, anywhere. Thank you to everyone, the individuals and organisations, and those that united to firstly defeat the fire threat and then to give in time, money, supplies and support. That appreciation has been expressed by everyone that Roundabout has come into contact with. We are only as good as we can do and sometimes the little things we can do are the greatest gift in helping.

Have we contributed to extreme fire conditions? At a recent meeting of landowners, Nugent landowner Lindsay White raised the issue of the need to instigate changes to land management in relation to preventative burn-offs and restrictions that are contributing to fuel loads. Lindsay said that he is of the belief that farmers do not have the respect of the government and community as land custodians. He cited an example of preventative action by farmers in previous fire emergencies, "In the 1967 fires, Cyril Long owned property at Blue Hill which he regularly burnt off, as his forefathers did before him. He stated at the time, 'Don’t worry about Dunalley, it will be fine', and it was thanks to his efforts." Lindsay went on to say that, "Most landowners have wanted to do more burning but have been unable to. "I lit a fire in October and received a phone call advising me that 2 fire-trucks were on the way. I received a call from the police that evening, and was seriously threatened with court action. Only by arrangement with forestry was I able to avoid this action, even though I would have welcomed my

day in court. Unfortunately as soon as there is some smoke in the air nowadays, a fire tanker is on your doorstep. "Once upon a time we could burn off patches as we saw fit. Now as landowners and farmers we have a major problem in getting our point of view across to the general public." Other attendees voiced similar concerns touching on: • Red tape in instigating appropriate fuel reduction burns • The level of public complaint to smoke in controlled burns • Examples of burnoffs saving people, stock and property • Bureaucratic inaction in face of repeated concerns raised • Need to adopt the 5% reduction burn principals adopted in VIC • Concerns over fuel loads in public reserves • The inability to use back burning as a legitimate strategy in bushfire management Roundabout will look forward on reporting on this groups progress.




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Ready for Kindergarten? We truly want them ready for their first ‘Rite of Passage’ Kindergarten. I’m a retired teacher and speech therapist, and just maybe you’ll find these 7 ‘Most Essential’ Pre-Kindergarten Skills ideas helpful. 1. An eagerness to learn (explore, discover, take initiative and persist). Change things in the baby’s room every 6 weeks. Hang older children’s crafts/artwork on the wall/ceiling closest to the cot. Rotate toys – put away some and bring them back out weeks later. Preschoolers emulate and imitate their parents. If they see their parents eager to learn new things then the preschooler will copy that. So parents; take on challenges (learn a musical instrument, learn a new craft, etc.) 2. Very switched-on listening, attention, concentration and memory. Sing a repertoire of nursery songs, and have toys that make sounds (noises, animal sounds, etc.). With preschoolers shopping, cooking and family trips offer opportunities to enhance these skills. Before shopping and cooking, tell your preschooler 4 items and have him/her recall the items several minutes later. On family trips, ask: “What did the GPS say?” 3. Playing well with others (compromising, turn-taking and problem-solving). Establish opportunities for interaction with peers right from babyhood. Have

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The late Vita Brown (pictured above) has been an inspiration to the artistic community in Tasmania since the 1970s. With 50 years experience in regional arts, active membership of many arts organisations and an extensive CV, Vita was awarded Honorary Life Membership of Tasmanian Regional Arts in 2006. Vita said at the time; “My art is more than a hobby to me, but I am still just an artist. I go to my studio just about every day.” This is very much in evidence at the Barn where the retrospective of Vita's art is being exhibited and is for sale at the Village in Triabunna. Retrospective curator, Dorothy Duncombe-Jackson says there are numerous works accumulated over Vita's rich painting past which Vita's family donated to The Village for an exhibition. "This is an exciting opportunity to see some of Vita's early works and the progression to the more

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abstract," Dorothy explained. "We can see the progression between portraits and then her expression with colours and shapes into the more abstract." Born Vita Ethel Roberts in Victoria on the 11th October 1916, Vita studied pottery at the School of Art, Hobart between '62 and '65. In '68 she studied in Sydney, then in at the London Polytechnic. She taught with the Tasmanian Education Department from '66 to '74. Vita's works have been exhibited in Hobart, Launceston, Sydney and the regional centres of Bicheno, Triabunna, Devonport and Bothwell, as well as internationally in London and Denver amongst others. In 2009, at age of 91 she attended her first ever Regional Arts Australia’s national conference

'Art at the Heart' in Alice Springs. In anticipation of her role as honorary member exhibitor ,she said “I haven’t been to any other of the Regional Arts Australia conferences, so this will be a first for me. It will be quite a gathering of different types of artists and I feel each of us can acquire something from each other.” She began her exploration of the movement of colour on water, waterfalls at this time. During her time at Triabunna on Tasmania’s east coast, where she has lived for the past 38 years, she and others have worked hard to introduce an artistic life. The 'retrospective' will close after the next scheduled market at The Village on February the 17th. Contact Dorothy DuncombeJackson 03 6257 3684 for further details.

The first Sunday of the month needs jotting in diaries all around Tasmania. It is the day the Bream Creek Farmers Market is held at the rural idyll of the Bream Creek Showgrounds Fortunately the picturesque Bream Creek was spared in the recent Forcett Fires outbreak. President of the Bream Creek Farmers’ Market, Helen Whitaker said of the recent February market, “the market gave us a chance to come together, count our blessings and share our hopes for a bright new future.” “Many local farmers, businesses and producers are struggling financially from the devastation of this bushfire and we invite Tasmanians to come to our part of the world and spend the day and some money in Dunalley and along the peninsula - this is a really important part of helping our communities financially rebuild.” The farmers’ market has contributed towards the bushfire relief effort by hosting a range of fundraising events including donation of stallholders’ fees, a Hamper Raffle, donation buckets and children's wheelbarrow rides for a gold coin donation. The Bream Creek Farmers’ Market is held on the first Sunday of every month from 9am until 1pm at the Bream Creek Showgrounds, Marion Bay Road, Bream Creek.

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Meditation is more of a household name these days. On television and even in some doctor’s surgeries we are hearing of meditation; however not a lot of people really understand how simple it can be. One of the obstacles people face when it comes to meditation is they assume it is harder than

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Everyone in the community seems keen to help fire victims, but is not sure how to go about it. Once people start to make some progress in repairing their properties in the fire affected areas, they will be in need of tools and somewhere to work. At our shed, we have a great range of equipment and will be pleased to offer our services to those who may need help. We have machinery for welding, steel fabrication and plenty of woodworking equipment. We don't really have tools to spare for lending, but anyone is welcome to come to our shed and use our resources. We have also been repairing lots of bicycles, ready for those who lost theirs in the fire. We have a range of sizes from the smallest up to adult bikes and will keep going with restoration of more as they come in. The Hobart Bike Kitchen has given us some bikes and tools and more will be found. If anyone has unwanted bicycles or toys, we would be pleased to receive them. We will repair or enhance them and pass them on to needing families. The Sorell Men's Shed is a community organisation and is self funded. We rely on community donations of articles that can be recycled or reconditioned and on-sold to cover our running costs. We always welcome any donations of things made of wood or steel and if you have any unwanted tools, we would certainly appreciate them. Any items donated specifically for the fire victims will NOT be sold. The shed is open most weekdays from 9.30am until 3.30pm or We would like to say thank you thereabouts. You can call us on 0478 051266 when we are there or to the firies and volunteers that call John Rapley on6248 6568 other times. spent so many hours helping to save our beautiful community. Words cannot express our gratitude. To our staff that worked countless The Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House tells us that they have hours assisting the fire brigade their revegetation and garden restoration program up and running. At with our water trucks and still this stage they are collating expressions of interest from community managing to ensure that our members whose gardens have been fire affected who would like to be residential customers had water involved in the program. in their tanks thank you. House coordinators, Meahd Bradshaw & Barb Stansbie, are gathering To our customers thank you for a database of volunteer workers along with individuals and businesses understanding that under the who are able to make donations (plants; tools; money etc.). Kerrie circumstances your water orders Brown and Dave Judge will be coordinating this program, to register may have been delayed. We really your interest please call either the Dunalley or Tasman House or email appreciate that! (preferable at the moment) Sally Good and the Crew at Goods

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Organisers of the Hellfire Cup have cancelled the international event that was programmed to be held from the 25th to 28th January. Race Director, Duncan Giblin said, "We are very sad to say that it is necessary for us to move the date of the Hellfire Cup. We are looking at moving the Hellfire Cup to November this year." Duncan went on to say, that strain on Emergency Services personnel and the scale of devastation on the local community has contributed to the decision to postpone the event.

a slow breath out. As you breathe out release the tension in your body, and continue with this breathing for as long as you need to. Are you feeling clearer or more relaxed than before? I highly recommend meditation to help you enjoy more worry free days, to help you relax and enjoy a more peaceful night’s sleep. Choose to make meditation part of your regular routine and see what the benefits are for you. Enjoy free meditations on my weekly internet radio show at templeofbalance Lee-Anne Peters will be appearing at the upcoming Eaglehawk Neck & Sorell Fairs in February.


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Tutor Colin George. This one day workshop covers basic first aid in the home. No certificate is available from this session. Bookings are essential for this workshop. Day: One off event - date to be advised Time: 9.15am to 2.30pm Fee: Free, BYO lunch to share. There are two people that I know To get further information on the Community House and all its of that need to be recognized activities, visit – Mel who started the Tassie Bushfires – we can help Facebook page. It was the only way I could This year's Sorell Festival will incorporate a Classic Car Show, market find out up to date information and fair as well as entertainment on Saturday 23rd February 2013. about how to help and what was Funds raised will support St Georges Church Youth Ministry and the needed hour by hour. Dunalley Fires appeal. The other is the couple who run There will be many interesting stalls with lots to do and lots to see; the Franklin pub. Quentin and Classic Cars, Books sales, Children’s Stall, Michael Pears ‘Make her hubby work 6 days a week Believe’ children's entertainment, Devonshire Teas in the hall with the and 12+ hours a day and yet State Wide teapot Cosy Competition, Quilt and Flower exhibition. they were the only ones who I There will be a competition for the could get to come and collect judging of the heaviest and largest 200+ bales of hay and distribute marrow as well as a car boot sale, Silent it directly to the bushfire victims’ auction, Men’s Shed Sausage Sizzle, properties themselves. They BUSH FIRE STALL, Wine Stall…plus are such wonderful people and many, many more. Quentin has been coordinating There is still time to book a stall and car hay collection and delivery from boot stall so call Isabella 6269 2803 or all over the Huon. They have a Rosie 6265 3635. young child as well so they need The event will be held at St Georges to be nominated for a medal! Square at Sorell from 10am till 4pm. Mandy Archer

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AA: if you would like to stop drinking, drop in for coffee and support. St Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm, Georges Hall, Sorell 8pm Tuesdays, Lewisham Tavern – All Welcome; or phone Don 0439 657 563 for more info contact Susy 6265 2409. BREAM CREEK FARMERS MARKET 9am - 1pm at the Bream Creek DUNALLEY TASMAN Showground, 1st Sunday of NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, month. Contact 9513 9060, e. activities daily; tours, walking breamcreekfarmersmarket@gmail. groups, workshops, playgroup, salsa, com or w. breamcreekfarmersmarket. OP SHOP, p. 6253 5579 or w. BUSINESS COUNCIL OF SORELL: be involved in your business community, 2nd Tues of Month, next 11th February, 7pm at Freemasons Lodge, Forcett St, Sorell. Contact Paul COAL RIVER VALLEY SUSTAINABLE LIVING GROUP: reducing our ecological footprint through sharing knowledge and ideas, liaising with local government and strengthening community links. Meet at Centacare Meeting Room in Torrens St, Richmond on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Phone Penny Wadsley 6260 2950, email or visit, CWA ORIELTON: meet at the Orielton Hall, 4th Tuesday of each month – 10am – 3pm, all ladies welcome DODGES FERRY ARTISIANS MARKET, held 3rd Sunday each month, 10 am start. Neighbourhood House and Gardens Stalls and activities. Plants, clothing, craft, food. DODGES FERRY SENIOR CITIZENS BOWLS CLUB at the Dodges Ferry Community (School) Hall, every Thursday 12.45 - 4pm. P 6265 3350. DODGES FERRY RIDING CLUB: Regular rallies, 1st Sunday of month, monthly playgroup last Saturday. Contact dodgesferryhorseriding@ or 6265 7551. January Breed Show 12 - 13 January.

EAGLEHAWK FILM SOCIETY: contact Dave on 6250 3949 for information or to book into Thurs 7.30pm screenings. EAGLEHAWK NECK QUIZ NIGHT 2nd Saturday each month at 7.15pm. Teams of 2 to 8, or join a team on the night. Tea and coffee available, BYO drinks and nibbles. All welcome! Enquiries 6250 3248 (Marion) FORCETT COMMUNITY MARKET: 9am to 1pm at Forcett Hall, 1st Saturday each month. Stallholder or enquiries call Sharon Fotheringham on 6265 9174 LANDCARE – COASTCARE SOUTHERN BEACHES meet first Friday 9am Okines Community House, PRIMROSE SANDS working bees are on the 1st Saturday of the month and Clean-Up working bees 4th Sunday. Contact Christine 6265 9096 or e. southernbeacheslandcoastcare@ SEVEN MILE BEACH - contact David 0418571072 EAGLEHAWK NECK 2nd Mon of month at EHN Hall, contact Dave 62503949 20+ Years of Community Caring for Coast and Country. LEWISHAM MOTOR YACHT CLUB 1st Mon every month 7.30pm, Public welcome to attend. Ambulance Base, Tiger Head Road, Dodges Ferry. Contact Sec.T Elliot 6265 7720

MEALS ON WHEELS: needs both volunteer drivers & helpers Midway Point / Sorell. DODGES FERRY JUNIOR FOOTBALL Can you spare 2 hours once or CLUB: 6 to 14 yr olds, contact twice a month? Please contact coMichelle Brown on 0400 510 319 coordinators on 6244 3925 or email between 9.00am - 1.00pm from Mon to Thurs DODGES FERRY & STH BEACHES LIONS CLUB meet every 2nd MEN’S BREAKFASTS, St Georges Church Hall Sorell, 3rd Wed in month

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at 7.30am. Guest Speaker, all information contact 6265 1155 SOUTHERN BEACHES REGIONAL welcome. Enquiries 6248 1878 or w. ARTS meet monthly for social/ business meetings, life drawing MEN’S SHED, SORELL is a space RICHMOND RED CROSS: 3rd Mon and en plein air painting. Support where men meet, share, work on of month at 1.30pm, common room artists and promote arts in our projects and help others. Open Mon, of the Centacare units Torrens St, local community. Share arts Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.30am to 2.30pm. Richmond. New members always information/ opportunities. Host Drop in or contact 0478 051 welcomed, contact June on 6259 touring performances/ exhibitions. 266 or check out on the web www. 7126 For more information contact www. or write to PO Box 155 ROTARY CLUB OF SORELL: Mon Sorell. MIDWAY POINT NEIGHBOURHOOD 6.30pm at Lewisham Tavern – ph WATCH: Pittwater Community Centre 0418 311 565 SOUTH EAST DISTRICTS LITTLE 1st Fri of month, 7pm. Support your ATHLETICS at Pembroke Park, Sorell. WATCH to keep our community safe. SEA RESCUE TASMANIA: Meets All children 5-14 welcome. Try out every Wed from 8pm, 4 Tiger Head for $2. Twilight meetings Fridays, MIDWAY POINT OP SHOP: Road. Dodges Ferry. Come along, 6-8pm. Phone Shae 0488 235 Community Centre next to Hall, learn skills, be part of the team that 286. Raynors Rd, Wed and Fri 9.30am to provides marine rescue in our area, 12.30pm weekend activities. Volunteers – SOUTHERN BEACHES ROADSIDE CLEAN UP by volunteers once a saving lives at sea. OKINES COMMUNITY HOUSE craft month. Great for fitness and the groups, mindful and mediation SING AUSTRALIA SORELL: each satisfaction of seeing the approach classes, walking, drawing, Steiner Wed night 7pm at the Midway Point roads to the Southern Beaches group, games, singing, eating with Hall. No auditions. For people who kept reasonably clean. Meet in front friends, garden workshops. For LIKE to sing. Enquiries Robyn 6260 of the Dodges Ferry Cafe Bar and full program p. 6265 7016 or w. 1038 or John 6269 2952 Tavern 9.30am, 4th Sund of month. For further info, phone Ian and Gail SORELL BOWLS CLUB: social on 62658758 or email Lorraine at ORFORD TRIABUNNA CHAMBER bowls Wed and Sat from 12noon. OF COMMERCE: usually meets New bowler’s welcome, free tuition. monthly, on Thursday evenings at Phone 6265 7628. Happy Hour SPRING BAY SINGERS, 7pm at the Spring Bay Hotel. Visit www. BAREFOOT BOWLS every Fri Orford Hall. If you like to sing, you are invited to join us, call Jackie Foale 4.30pm- 6.30pm 6257 3661. ORFORD ODEON monthly movie SORELL COMMUNITY KNITTING for screenings, THE MAN FROM pleasure, worthy causes, all ages, SPRING BAY COMBINED PROBUS SNOWY RIVER on Tuesday February abilities learn to knit. Thurs 1.00- CLUB est. 1985, assoc of retired 12th from 7.00pm. Tickets may 3.00pm Sorell Community Health & semi-retired people who join be available on viewing nights from Centre, Sorell. Contact 6265 6601 together to provide regular 6.30pm at the Odeon, Orford opportunities to keep minds active. Primary. SORELL & DISTRICTS GARDEN Contact Jane Bennett, 6257 CLUB meets 2nd Tues of month 2041 PAINTING GROUP: Forcett Hall, call 1.30pm-3pm at South East Sharon on 62659174 MARKET: 3rd Community Care, Sorell. All welcome TRIABUNNA or call 62651462 or 62657208. Sun each month Melbourne St, PITTWATER ART GROUP Spring Triabunna. 10.00am to 1.00pm. term; Painting in All Mediums SORELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Proudly organised by East Coast Tuesdays, Supper Room Memorial meets 3rd Tues of month, History Regional Development Organisation Hall Cole St. SORELL enquiries Gail Room Sorell Memorial Hall, Cole St. Inc. Phone Tom for more information 62658775 New members/visitors welcome, ph 6257 7583, mobile 0418 995 Gwen on 6265 2453 or Margaret 319 or check out triabunnavillage. PITTWATER PHOTOGRAPHY on 6265 2674 GROUP: most Wed 9.30am in Sorell or Midway to carpool for SORELL WRITERS IN MOTION – fun outings with our camera’s and budding and developing writers meet IF YOU HAVE A COMMUNITY NOTICE lunch in each location. Join us on our monthly in Sorell. Contact Saakia at CONTACT US AT adventures by calling Michelle Pears for details., 0407851706. 0488 441 534. SOUTHERN BEACHES HISTORICAL Get your message to over PITTWATER COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIETY meet last Monday of every 10,000 homes in our free community breakfasts, free month at 7 o’clock (except January). community. computer/ internet classes, ZUMBA To attend meetings or further Don’t be shy these pages GOLD classes, cooking on a budget, information please contact Judy ladies group, sew, knit, cards, scrabble, Pearson on 6265 8085 or Moya are for your community line dancing social table tennis, Sharpe on 62657325. announcements. We feature youth group. For more on times or some activities each month.

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Chambers Chatter The Forcett Fires took up the lion’s share of business dealt with at the January Sorell Council meeting with rates remissions for affected rate payers at the top of the list. Southern Waste Management Authority (council is a party) annual report was received. For those who may be interested, the authority’s role is to: maximise sustainable waste recovery, contribute to planning & policy, and to act to minimise adverse effects on the environment. Bushfire relief measures: • Immediate valuation reduced to site value for owner occupied affected property • Remission of penalties and interest for affected properties • Waivering of building and plumbing fees for re-build • Remission of waste collection and wastewater treatment charges and for affected properties • Remission of owner/occupier caravan licences for affected properties. • Application has been made to waiver some State building fees To find the full package visit bushfire-information The measures were commendably passed unanimously.

GM reported that Admin Centre works have recommenced post Christmas. Questions from gallery; In the aftermath of the fires: • Was there any likelihood on variation to regulations re removal of trees (as fire hazards)? • Would approval for the burning of Spanish Heath and other burn-off activities be reconsidered? • Council was asked to act swiftly to replace bins for affected households • Commendation of Council in response to fires • Would the remissions (noted above) cause council budget hardship? answer; “no” • Is council acting on ‘some’ fire hazards within the Sorell CDB; “yes, abeyance notices served, works are underway” • Will a second access road for Tasman and Primrose be considered? A matter to be debated in the longer term • When will the Pembroke Park advisory group meet? Advice to all applicants by end January. For full details visit for General Meeting minutes and agendas.

Salute to RSL

As an aging life member of the League I am very concerned having read a recent article that appeared in the Weekend Australian, referring to older World War 2 veterans dying out with a number of RSL clubs across the nation dying with them. The article also states that since 1995, in the state of NSW alone, 43 RSL clubs have reached crisis due to dwindling membership, resulting in financial stress, with eventual closure or amalgamation. It also reports two well known country RSL clubs namely Goondiwindi & the mining boom town of Mount Isa have closed their doors permanently. A former executive member Paul Phillips, a staunch worker for his Goondiwindi RSL club for over 30 years; Paul laments his club’s permanent closure has had an impact on the social fabric and recognised life blood of their Country town community. There are 51 RSL clubs listed throughout the state of Tasmania. If membership declines, a portion of these clubs could be at risk over future years ahead. In somewhat different circumstances, with very much regret, the country town of Dunalley have lost their club during the recent bush fires. "Lest

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We Forget". RSL clubs are traditionally regarded as a second home where patrons enjoy many activities, a friendly chat or a drink and the like with mates, including all important end of day priority for the call of the Ode of Remembrance to fallen comrades. I find these broken links hard to take, however I strongly suggest we need to adopt an optimistic approach so that our decline is not ongoing, so we can look to the future with hope that the government of the day will soon bring home safely our young diggers from 'never ending war zones', that may help replenish our RSL ranks into the future. My own record as a member of the League began in the year 1942 when I returned home on leave from active service in the Middle East. I Joined the Georgetown sub branch, and transferred to the Hobart sub Branch , and transferred to the Hobart subbranch in 1946. I became a member of the Lindisfarne sub branch in 1956. Over those many years our club was a flourishing organisation but like so many clubs around the nation, the loss of World War 2 veterans with their strong following has caused financial stress. We


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Check out sought advice from a financial advisor whose recommendation was to partially dispose of our assets and amalgamate with another organisation. Our club property was eventually sold to a consortium for the development of a (Lindisfarne) medical centre. I conclude with a compassionate tribute to our past veterans and patrons who have gone to their maker. With much gratitude, their honourable contribution to the welfare of our Sub-Branch, the League, Legacy , and so on over many years will long be remembered. 'Lest we Forget' Fred H White OAM Seven Mile Beach

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Sorell’s Fair and Festival will be held on Saturday 23rd February In particular this time there will be two special events. Grow a large marrow and enter it into the competition. Prizes awarded for the different categories. (A small fee for each entry) Knit, crochet or make a teapot cosy. All shapes, sizes and designs required. Prizes awarded for the different categories. (A small fee for each entry) This is a state wide competition. All enquiries for the Fair and Festival please ring Isabella 6269 2803

Every now and then you have a gift thrust into your hand, that you just don't get to appreciate until you take the time to sit down and take it in. That's what happened recently when I was given a copy of a free publication entitled 'Growing Respect Garden'. The wonderfully presented booklet funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and developed by the Salvation Army (Tas) presents poems, appreciation of the knowledge our

plants by the Aboriginal people, the drawings of same by French Naturalists in the 1700's, and the respect of gardens to promote peace and harmony. Kris Schaffer, who I met in connection with the publication, said that Môneka Knight from Connelly's Marsh was the "bright spark" of inspiration for the growing respect garden project. She says "We honour the memory of our sister Stacy Bishop who worked on the inaugural garden and workshops. "The drawings were created by the children at the

Riverside Nursery at Bridgewater." The booklet describes the harvesting of indigenous foods and combining of current cuisine creating recipes that are simple and tantalising. It is interspersed with traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal stories and histories, crafts and connections with present and past. The copy that found its way into my hands was given to me at the monthly Village Market at Triabunna. The Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month.


An Art Auction will be held at St George’s Hall, Sorell, on Monday 11th February at 6.30pm. All proceeds will be going to the Art Department at the new Dunalley School. Nothing could be more suitable than to donate funds from one Art group to another. Painting, drawing, photography, sculpting, in fact any form of creativity can provide delight, solace, serenity and satisfaction during a troubling time and a hectic recovery process. Children love to be imaginative, so what better way for them to harness that imagination than by having the chance to utilise a resourceful abundance of art supplies. After all, these children are our artists of the future. Initially the Southern Beaches Regional Arts group had been working at organising an art

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exhibition for that long weekend in February. They had many local artists on their list who were concentrating on creating their entries, but because of the unpredictable fire that ravaged our community, this exhibition will go ahead at a later stage. Instead, the group are now concentrating on an Art Auction and many of these same artists are willing to donate works towards this worthy cause. We can all be active participants at the Auction and bid for a work of art that appeals. Well known artists from the area will be donating works. Liz Frances lived in Primrose Sands and has exhibited throughout Australia. She relocated to the mainland some months ago but still holds a great connection with the southern beaches arts group. Dawn Gatehouse recently won the Council Art Acquisition prize, Gail Burnett is an art teacher in this area and Eileen Brooker, a life member of Southern Beaches Regional Arts, has been recognised for her art over decades. There will be some good art up for auction including

Sue Bank’s ‘view from Lewisham’ pictured below. If there are further artists in the area who would like to contribute by donating a work, they can certainly do so and it will be very welcome. Refreshments will be provided at the Auction and everybody is welcome to come and bid for any item of art on display. Not only will this raise much needed funds for art supplies to the school but this event should also prove to be a fun night for all. For more details please contact Saakia Itchins on 62658040 or email

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