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Anglesea & District Community House Inc.


Issue No. 104



Community Garden 3231 3 Artist Geoff Soames


Angair Action


100 years of Regatta


Early Anglesea Traders 10 New School


Good Holiday Reads


BMX Bike Track


Weathering the Winter 22 Early Aireys Inlet Names 25 Local Wineries to Visit 28 Kid’s Page


Isla Stamp


Our Schools




About three weeks before the end of my schooling, at one of our school assemblies, the Manager of the Ballarat Base Hospital came to speak to the senior students. He told us that due to an unusual set of circumstances there was the position of trainee radiographer open at the hospital. I doubt that many of us had any idea what this would involve. Just what did a radiographer do? He did explain a little, so we knew it involved x-rays. I went home and talked to my parents about it... next day put in an application… had an interview…. about ten days later received a letter confirming that I was offered the position. I left school the Friday before Christmas in 1953 and on the Monday I started my training as a diagnostic radiographer. I was to be the fourth radiographer trained at the Ballarat Base Hospital. Probably about the best decision I have ever made in my life. The Radiography Course was a three-year course. The Royal Melbourne Technical College (later to become RMIT) ran a correspondence school and Diagnostic Radiography was one of the diploma courses. All Australian radiography students who were not in either Melbourne or Sydney were trained by RMTC. The other requirement was that you were employed full time in a hospital with X-Ray equipment. From day one, I was taking x-rays ... under supervision at first, of course. Have to say though, my first year involved a lot of dark room work,

and it was all wet developing then. The other thing you did a lot of, was arms and legs. You pushed the portable machine around a lot. I was very new when I first went to an operating theatre to observe an amputation. I still don‘t like to see legs in buckets.

Marjorie Hanson, 32 years an Anglesea resident I enjoyed my training, and it was good to be at the same hospital as many of my old school friends who were training as nurses. On looking back one of the more interesting aspects, in light of today's acceptance of modern communications, was that from my second year, I was rostered ―on call.― We didn‘t have a phone so if I was wanted at the hospital, a taxi was sent to collect me. Continued page 6 French physicist Henri Becquerel, accidentally discovered radioactivity in 1896 while experimenting. The discovery led Becquerel to investigate the nuclear radiation which eventually led to its use as nuclear medicine.


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Acknowledgements A sincere thank you to the many people who contributed to this edition of NewsAngle. The views and opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Community House.


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s the year draws to a close it is time to reflect on some of the highlights of 2010. The courses and activities that have been on offer this year have been very diverse and have catered for the wide ranging interests of our communities. We have received very positive feedback from our many participants. Ann Wingad, our Education Programmer, has done an outstanding job in organising the year‘s activities and courses for you. Check out the enclosed Term 1 Course Guide, there is something for everyone! If you have any suggestions for activities or courses you wish to see offered in 2011, please contact the Community House with your suggestions. The groups auspiced by the Community House have been

going from strength to strength. The Anglesea Art Walk celebrated the official opening of the 2.5 kilometre walk on Sunday, 17 October, 2010. Over 200 people attended the opening which is a testament to the community support and community involvement in the project. A map and brochure of the mosaic discovery walk is available from the Community House or the Information Centre. The Men‘s Shed was awarded a $50,000 grant from the State Government, and in partnership with other community groups will build a facility next to the Anglesea Bowling Club. Planning is well advanced and it is hoped construction will commence in the first half of 2011. The Men‘s Shed meets every Tuesday during school terms from 10.00 am – 12 noon at the Community House. The Community Gardens have sprung to life. Members have been busy over Spring making compost, planting, weeding, watering and having lots of fun! Community Garden 3231 is located at 2 Fraser Drive, Aireys Inlet. Incredible Edibles Anglesea community garden is located

at 5 McMillan Street. Both gardens have regular working bees and community act i vi ti e s. For mor e information, to receive a copy of their newsletters or obtain a membership form, contact the Community House and we‘ll pass on your details. The Committee of Management welcomes two new members, Gary Robinson and Marguerite Chamberlain. Also, congratulations to Beryl McCasker for taking on the role of chairperson. Margaret Sheehan and Jill Gall have resigned from the committee to pursue other interests. We thank them both for their contribution. The Community House will be open during the school holidays, Monday -Friday between 10.00 am–1.00 pm from 3 January until 28 January. Normal opening hours will resume on Monday 31 January. I thank everyone associated with the Anglesea & District Community House throughout 2010, especially our volunteers, and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2011. Alex Leknius ADCH Coordinator

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COMMUNITY GARDEN 3231 Community Garden 3231 Launches at Aireys Inlet


t a meeting of the Rural Women‘s Network in 2009 a group of Aireys Inlet residents got together to discuss climate change and the impact it may have on local life. They decided that if the community could grow its own food, then some of the worst effects of living away from large centres or the need to travel distances to obtain food could be avoided. A committee was formed to create a community garden in Aireys Inlet. The group wanted to grow food locally and learn how best to do this. A bus trip to Melbourne to visit community gardens got everyone enthused. The committee looked at several locations for the garden and finally settled on a Shireowned site at 2 Fraser Drive, Aireys Inlet. The garden serves the community comprising Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek and Eastern View, hence the postcode for the area in the garden‘s name. There are currently 70 members, with 18 private plot holders. Construction of the garden commenced in March 2010 with the erection of a rabbit-proof fence. There are now compost bins, garden beds, paths, fruit trees and a partly constructed shed. A feature of the garden will be raised beds and seat garden beds for members with mobility or back problems. We hope most of the construction will be completed in the next few months. We are presently eating our way through the first delicious crops. The rapid development of the garden has been based on a few basic things. First, much time was put into planning the layout of the site incorporating the views of many people. This meant that once the discussions were finished and construction began, the work to be done was clear. Second, we divided into teams - the Building Team to construct the fence, shed, paths, garden beds and other infrastructure. The Gardening Team worked out what was to be done to prepare the soil and plant out the beds. The Administration Team wrote the members agreement to clarify the rules and delivered safety training to members. They also applied for grants and obtained funds. The Networking Team was the social lubricant at the working bees. They baked the scones and provided the tea and coffee when members gathered together and got to know each other. At the working bees the tasks to be done were predetermined and members joined the builders or the gardeners depending on how they could best help. It all came together successfully. Finally, the enthusiasm and energy of the committee members that was poured into the work has caused things to develop so quickly.


The garden is really a centre of learning where people can discover how to improve on past practices, or to get more from their efforts in growing their own food. Complete novices can find out what is best for their garden and how to get started growing organically. The social support of other members also encourages good gardening practices - from site selection, to composting, to seed gathering and propagation. This educative role will sustain the garden members to do things for themselves. When the garden is further developed, it is planned to have cooking demonstrations to show how simple meals can be prepared from the food grown in the garden.

But the work is not all sweat and toil. When emailed recently for help to get 100 bales of straw from a farm near Ceres, two members with a large trailer volunteered. As retired farmers, they knew something about moving bales of straw. At the farm the bales were carefully placed and the trailer piled higher and higher. With two bales in the rear of the 4WD and 56 bales on the trailer, we were in for an interesting trip home. The farmer selling the straw tied the load for us and off we went. As we turned out of the farm gate onto the road, the load shifted. We stopped and re-tied the load. A little further along our driver noticed that the load seemed to be shifting again. This time it had moved out to the left as the camber of the road created a lean in that direction. Calling out “this should fix it” our driver sharply swerved to the opposite side of the road. The load righted itself. However, we were now travelling at 90 kph on the wrong side of the road with a somewhat unsteady load in tow. We eventually made it back to the garden where in untying the load, it collapsed on us burying two men under it. We laughed fit to bust. Who knew that gardening could be so much fun. The enthusiasm of our members will hit you when you visit. They are passionate about the garden and love to work there and with each other. Come and visit us, we’ll make you a cup of tea and share some stories. There is much more to the community garden than the gardening. Saturdays around noon would be a good time to drop in and see what is going on. See you there. Terrence Hoffmann

Some of the effects of community building from the garden can be observed near the Aireys Inlet Post Office most weekdays when residents check their mail boxes. Polite nods and reserved smiles have been replaced, for many, with greetings using each others’ names, and referring to the progress of the garden or the experience of working together on a shared project. A sense of belonging to a community has been enhanced. Much of the strength of the garden is based on empowering members to become more self-sufficient.

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ARTIST GEOFF SOAMES Geoff Soames started his love of marine art at primary school, at the tender age of nine. There his drawings and sketches of sailing ships would adorn the wall of his classroom. This soon became more than a hobby when he studied art under the late Ambrose Griffin, former member of the Victorian Artists‘ Society. Geoff soon developed his own style of marine watercolours, specialising in sailing ships from the 1840s to 1940s.


Geoff still resides in Anglesea in the house rebuilt after the Ash Wednesday fires. With breathtaking views overlooking Pt Addis he marvels over passing sailing ships and the everchanging coastal horizon.

Fine attention to detail and his experience as an ocean sailing yachtsman has made Geoff‘s work much sought after around the world. He is invited annually to exhibit at the Mystic Maritime Museum in Connecticut, USA, is represented in private collections throughout Australia, Britain, USA and Scandinavia and his paintings were requested for exhibition at the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery of USA. Throughout Geoff‘s years of sailing his fondest memories are of his 1957 sailing journey through many ports around the world, gaining an abundance of knowledge of the sea and sailing ships which is apparent in his work.

LOCAL MARINE ARTIST GEOFF SOAMES IN HIS STUDIO Now, Geoff is about to turn the young age of 79. His wife Mary and three sons (one deceased) and three daughters are also artistically gifted in their own way.

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Today Geoff keeps busy spending his time between the Men’s Shed, community and home duties. He picks up his paint brush as often as he can, even though his eyes are a bit trying at times. Geoff still likes to dabble in other forms of art and other mediums, he appreciates the challenges life has afforded him, and is looking forward to many more days of brushstrokes on the canvas to come ....... Marguerite Chamberlain

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Most Anglesea residents would be familiar with the annual Angair Wildflower Weekend and Art Show, which takes place each year in the September school holidays in the Memorial Hall. Important and spectacular though the show is, it only one of the many activities on Angair's calendar. The full name of the group is Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna which clearly expresses its purpose. On Monday mornings a small band of dedicated volunteers heads off to one of the local areas of indigenous vegetation for a working bee to remove 'environmental weeds'. These are plants, some native to Australia and some imports from South Africa, that do not belong in this area. Boneseed, a weed of national significance, is foremost among the culprits, followed by Coast Wattle, Coast Tea-tree, Bluebell Creeper, Sweet Pittosporum, English Ivy and many others. One Monday a month is set aside for a Nature Walk, when the hard-working volunteers swap their weeding tools for a magnifying glass and, guided by one of the more experienced members of the group, enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the many reserves to appreciate the beauty of the indigenous flora. There are several other working bees throughout the year in both Anglesea and Aireys Inlet where members encourage the local community to participate with Angair interest groups (Friends of the Coast Aireys Inlet, Friends of the Painkalac Wetlands, and Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary). A more energetic walk is the monthly 'Get to know our tracks', which takes place on the last Saturday of the month. These walks, usually from 8 – 10 km, range a little further afield and explore a variety of habitats. The bird watching walk on the second Saturday of the month likewise ventures out of the local area in search of a diverse range of bird habitats. Inside the Angair building is a library containing an excellent collection of resources on all aspects of the natural environment, which are available for members to borrow. The library opens weekly on Mondays from 12 noon to 2.00 pm. Angair is keen to promote the use of indigenous plants in local gardens. The propagation group has been meeting weekly for a number of years and has built up considerable expertise in growing local plants from seed and from cuttings. The members attend various local markets not only to sell their plants but even to give them away through the weed exchange program – if you bring an environmental weed that you have dug up from your garden, they will exchange it for an indigenous plant that you can grow in its place. The locally grown plants are also on sale at the Wildflower Show. The monthly newsletter is eagerly awaited. As well as detailing all the forthcoming activities, it contains a wealth of information on what plants, and in particular orchids, to look for on your walks, what fauna sightings there have been, what the committee has been working on, general Angair news and always ends with a page entitled 'Do You Know the Difference?' which guides members in the finer points of identifying easily-confused species. Another eagerly anticipated event is the Annual Dinner. Members catch up with each other over a delicious meal, followed by a talk on a topic of interest by an expert speaker. Subjects over the last few years have been as various as bats, life in the marine reserves, bird song and grasslands. There is also a bi-monthly social evening which includes a talk and refreshments. The strength of any organisation is in its members. The collective knowledge of Angair members is truly amazing, all the more so as most are not botanists by profession but people from many walks of life who care passionately for the environment and give generously of their time to care for it. For more information, visit the Angair website at

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RADIOGRAPHY & NUCLEAR MEDICINE from page 1 The taxi drivers got to know my habits. They came to my home, at any time of night; they came to the sports fields; they, poor things, would even come into a church service to collect me. The ‗Big Time‘ was the occasions they would have to come to the picture theatre, and wait while a notice asking for me flashed onto the screen.

Prior to leaving Australia, I had acquired my American visa. Almost as soon as I arrived I got a job as an x-ray technician at the Franklin Medical Centre in Sacramento, California. This was an osteopathic hospital. A little different from anything I had known in Australia. The staff were very friendly and the doctors much more laid back and approachable than I was used to; so it was very easy to fit in. The equipment was



This 1926 etching by John Sloan shows two radiologists looking into the abdominal cavity of a patient through a fluoroscope.

cont’d next page Gamma Camera at Nuclear Medicine Centre In 1956 my training was finished. Country hospitals couldn‘t afford to keep trained radiographers so I got a position at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. My next big change was when I applied for a position in the Physics Department at Peter Mac. It was in their small ‗Department‗. I had no idea what radioisotopes was about, but felt it might be interesting. I got the position, and so started my involvement with Nuclear Medicine. At this time there was no course for what has become Nuclear Medicine Technology. In fact during my time we wrote the original course. When I started at Peter Mac, we were housed on a veranda overlooking Little Lonsdale Street, looking right into the windows of the Mint. About a year after I joined the staff my Senior left to get married and I became the Senior Technician, just as we had a new department built. As the field was more or less experimental our equipment was, by today's standard, quite ‗Stone-Age‘. We Contact Clark used hand held Geiger counters and all of our radioisotopes were imported from overseas - mostly England. We were well Superannuation ahead of our time, in fact it was quite a number of years before NSW actually had a Investment working Nuclear Medicine Department. Much of our work was connected with the Gearing thyroid gland, and twice a week we ran a Retirement Planning clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

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In House Journal of Reserve Bank Aug/Sept. 1968 much more advanced than any I had used before. A cousin to my cousin‘s husband worked at the hospital as a nurse and she was able to pick me up each day to take me to work. Things seemed to have fallen very nicely into place. It was now time to go visit the Immigration Department to have my visa ratified for work. My biggest shock ever. The official, took one look at me and my visa, listened to my story and said, ―Sorry, I will give you 30 days in this country, and then you will have to leave; unless you can prove you aren‘t taking a job from an American.‖ I could see myself being put in irons, on Ellis Island!! Those friendly doctors at ‗The Franklin‘, proved just how friendly they could be. They had their attorney start working on the case. They had tried to fill the position with an American: and so like lots of events connected to the law, my case kept getting extended, and extended, whilst I kept working and having the time of my life until I was ready to move on.



After travelling through the United States and Canada I arrived in England. I found a job as a senior radiographer at the Brampton Chest and Heart Hospital. The radiographer-in-charge was a Welsh woman called Miss Jones. No one would dare to have called her by her first name; she ruled us all with a rod of iron. However the work done in this department was second to none and the staff were all very happy. The Brampton was a very old hospital and many of the wards and rooms were draughty and dark. I remember one incident when there was a very heavy fog in our part of London, placing a patient in front of the x-ray machine, going back behind the protective screen to take the x-ray only to find I couldn‘t see the patient for the fog; and this was inside. Famous Patients I had one very e x c i t i n g experience, though. At lunchtime when Miss Jones would go out for a meal, one of us seniors would be ‗in charge‘. I was in charge one lunch time, when I was Entertainers Michael Flanders and Donald Swan. Flanders contracted polio told by reception that a Mr. at the age of 21 Fland ers was coming for his annual x-ray. Imagine my surprise when Michael Flanders, the satirist entertainer came in, in his wheelchair. I had been to see Flanders and Swann in Melbourne. I still think he is the most ‗famous‘ person I ever x-rayed. The time went very quickly and I was soon on the Oriana, again, heading home to the Base Hospital at Hamilton, as a Diagnostic Radiographer. Then followed many and varied jobs until I finally retired in 1998, when I was the Nuclear Medicine Technician at St John of God, Geelong.

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100 YEARS OF ANGLESEA REGATTA The first Annual Regatta was held on the Anglesea River on January 2 1911; but this was really formalizing an annual event of a less structured form which had been running from at least 1887…. In 1887 we find it reported that “The creek is now dignified with the name of Anglesea River, and just where the road from Geelong via Jan Juc reaches its left bank there is the nucleus of what will shortly be the thriving township of Anglesea. ….. no fewer than three houses of accommodation throw open their doors to welcome strangers. Viz: - Mrs Murray’s, Miss Mackay’s and Anglesea House, presided over by Mr John Stuart Jackson, late of the Exhibition Hall, Geelong. On the other side of the creek, on the smart slope facing the Heads, there is the rival town of Gladstone. Peeping through the trees on the hill, in a very charmingly picturesque manner are to be seen several pretty villa residences. During the recent holidays all the … houses were well filled, and on Easter Monday, in order to vary the routine of fishing, shooting etc…, it was resolved to hold the first regatta and athletic sports at Anglesea. This was so successful that there is little doubt that a similar programme will be held annually.

This became an annual event and was extended in 1909 when a challenge was thrown down to the next town, Aireys Inlet. The challenge written on parchment read as follows:We, the undersigned, being the crème de la crème of the residents of the township of Anglesea River, formerly Swampy Creek, do hereby challenge the like residents – if there are any – of the village of Aireys Inlet, sometimes termed Split Point, to dispatch a team of young men to do battle with the aforementioned undersigned in any of the athletic arts hereunder mentioned – the aforesaid meeting to take place at Anglesea River at any date agreed upon by the captains of the opposing sides, between the dates of December 25 1910 and January 5 1911. The challenge document then lists and describes five sports - The Head of the River Race, Relay Swimming Race, Golf Championship, Tennis Championship, Beer Chewing Championship. This fun Challenge was signed by the captain S.T. McMillan. A suitable cleverly written acceptance was sent from the Aireys Inlet team signed by their captain Allen Noble.

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100 YEARS OF ANGLESEA REGATTA The Geelong Advertiser of 29 December 1910 reported the Challenge, with Anglesea winning both the boat race and the swimming relay. The Grand Challenge cup, presented to the winning team was donated by the Mawson family. The real result was the formation of the Anglesea Recreation and Sports Club, and the building of the boat shed.

One hundred years after that first Challenge, the Annual Regatta is still an important event on the calendar for Anglesea. It is held annually on New Year‘s Day. The 2011 regatta will be the 100th and will be a very special celebration.

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Keith Cecil and Roger Carr documented the history of The Anglesea Regatta in 1987. This was published by the Anglesea and District Historical Society and provided the basis for this article.

Prue and Graeme Weber have put together the history of the regatta with amusing anecdotes and sobering reminders of the life and times of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. This book is available in our local newsagency. A separate committee has been formed to make New Years Day 2011 a special occasion. A celebratory history will be on display.

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o y o u remember the impressive Golden Fleece sheep that signalled a petrol station? Well Anglesea had one of these icons and from 1968 for seven Ron and Doreen Leeman years the Golden Fleece petrol station, restaurant and take- away was managed by Doreen and Ron Leeman. This was their introduction to Anglesea. They had driven Doreen‘s mother down from Ballarat to look at a shop with the idea of her setting up a pastry cook business, utilizing her advanced baking skills. When Doreen and Ron saw that the local Golden Fleece property was up for lease they decided to take up this business opportunity instead.

During the quieter season Ron worked as a builder, while Doreen kept the business going. One occasion in the early days of their business she recalls when a Volkswagen stopped for petrol but she had no idea where the fuel tank was! (A disadvantage of providing driveway service.)


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In preparation for Good Friday, Doreen and Ron battered lots of fish, but the demand on the day was for meat pies! One day a phone call was received from a tour company requesting lunch for 40 people. Doreen busily prepared cold meat and salad plates as well as freshly cut fruit salad with the dollop of cream.

With their friendly nature, cheerful greetings and hard work their petrol station and restaurant business boomed. The Leemans‘ lived on the premises and worked seven days a week from 7 am till 10 pm and although exhausted, would then begin preparing food for the next day. They were noted for their fish, potato chips and hamburgers. The surfers were their regular customers and were often found waiting for the takeaway to open to get breakfast. It was not unusual to find that they had slept in the porch area or the back yard of the property during the night. Many long friendships developed between them. In the evenings many menfolk from town placed their orders for fish and chips and instead of waiting sauntered over to the pub before returning to pick up the family‘s dinner.

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The meals looked very appetizing. 12 o‘clock came and they waited and waited and waited!! It was a hoax call. Holiday times bought in casual staff who boarded behind the shop. Early one morning as Doreen walked outside she saw one of the staff and commented positively on her early find out later she was just returning home after a night out! Every fortnight, their luncheon guests were the officers from the Police Training School on their way to Lorne. One celebrity to 1969 Anglesea Primary School Walkathon at the shopping centre visit was James Arness (of Front left Doreen Leeman, Kim Gray-Taylor, Lorraine Gray Gunsmoke fame) who had come out to the Bell‘s Beach Classic with his son. James After leaving the Golden Fleece business they were the ‗loved‘ their salad sandwiches, but with ‗no beetroot‘ caterers at the Golf Club for six years, catered for many private His order for a big steak was a real plateful. parties and still work efficiently on the food stalls at the Some advice Doreen would give to people thinking of community markets. Despite this busy lifestyle they found time working in hospitality is be helpful but not too soft to spend with their children taking them to dances, ten pin hearted. Also attend training courses in the business bowling and the drive in. before starting. That will give you more confidence and They enjoyed working with the public, always reminding their help to avoid many disappointments. staff that no matter how you felt you always needed to smile — I don‘t think Doreen and Ron know any other way! Annette Dwyer

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he new Anglesea Primary School is due for completion in March 2011. Initially it was thought that the school would be ready by the start of the 2011 school year, but significant rainfall during this year has delayed the building project by a few weeks. Staff at the school have spent many hours in planning and preparing for the move to the new school, developing innovative practices in curriculum, pedagogy and organisation to facilitate 21st century teaching and learning. These innovations will be supported by the excellent facilities and the safe, modern and comfortable learning environment.

Learning areas include kitchen and cooking facilities as well as a cafe. Parents and visitors to the school will be encouraged to use the cafe daily for ‗a coffee and chat‘. The school is built on a 3.3 hectare site. This has allowed for the construction of a huge multi-purpose hall that incorporates a full sized basketball court. Adjacent to the hall are hard courts, play spaces, a bike enclosure as well as a fantastic, full-sized soccer field.

The school is a ‗state of the art learning facility‘ featuring flexible learning spaces both indoors and outdoors. The learning spaces are innovatively designed so that they can be arranged flexibly for specific learning purposes. They are modern and different from the current school‘s layout.

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In time, the grounds will be developed to include a vegetable garden, spacious playground and an environmental wetland study area with an ‗Eco Cubby‘. In collaboration with local environmental group ANGAIR, school councillors and students will work to beautify the grounds by planting a large number of local plants and trees. The school‘s current playground equipment will be relocated to the new school grounds and a large mosaic as part of the Anglesea Art Walk will be installed in a prominent position within the grounds. The building is constructed to meet environmental sustainability design principles and to meet the current wildfire building code. Two large thermal chimneys and night purging louvers will enhance the thermal comfort of the building and acoustic baffles are in place to moderate noise and acoustics. It is hoped that the relationships with our friends within the Anglesea district will be further strengthened by the availability of spaces for hosting a variety of events and activities where all can interact as a powerful learning community. The school community is looking forward to the move and as part of the transition it is planned to involve past and present students in a celebration of education in Anglesea during the past 83 years.

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POLICE BEAT Since the last issue of Newsangle we have had two young people in our community receive the Anglesea/ Aireys Inlet Police Youth Award. Jordan Bews was the recipient for June/July and Harry Vitkus was the recipient for August/September. The presentation was held at Furios Restaurant and both received a certificate, a $50 gift voucher and a portable DVD player which was kindly donated by Julian Knox Antennas. Congratulations to Jordan and Harry. The next award will be for the December/January period and we are receiving nominations now. If you know any outstanding young people in the community please nominate them by the end of December or early January and drop these into the police station. Further information about the program is as follows:

Anglesea/Aireys Inlet Police Youth Award The award will recognise and acknowledge young people for leadership within their community, or those that have shown outstanding community spirit or achievement. It rewards young people in the community who are involved in all types of activities from sport, music and art to community engagement.


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Try to remember as much detail as possible about the offender and give this information to the police. Warmer months are also a reminder to lock our vehicles and secure our valuables. If you are going to the beach car parks and it is not necessary to have your valuables with you, I suggest you leave them at home. In the past we have had offenders preying in these areas. Be vigilant and if you witness any suspicious activity report it to police as soon as possible. Items most targeted are mobile phones, ipods, wallets and jewellery. On our patrols we often see surfboards and other items unsecured in front yards. Take the time to secure these items as they are a soft target for thieves. We continue to get graffiti reported and there is some tagging on signs and structures in the area. If anyone has any information in relation to who is responsible for this they can contact us at the station and remain anonymous. A reminder that with the festive season just a month away you can expect to see more preliminary breath testing sites on the roads. If you are going out to celebrate, plan ahead and don‘t drink and drive. If you are one of those drivers who still take that risk you will be caught and you should consider the consequences of losing your licence. When questioning those people who are over the limit, the common response is, ―I thought I was OK, I only had a couple of drinks‖. That may be so, but be mindful of what you are drinking, with so many drinks available, the alcohol content of those drinks can vary quite a bit. On behalf of all of us at the Police Station we wish you all a safe summer and drive carefully on our roads.

To encourage young people to make responsible decisions and to consider and respect others. To encourage outdoor activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. To reduce the level of representation of young people in Anglesea and Aireys Inlet involved in ANGLESEA POLICE 52 633 468 incidents of anti-social behaviour. IF URGENT 000 To engage youth with their local community To work with young people within the community to Kevin Warburton develop effective partnerships related to the Officer in Charge, Anglesea Police delivery of policing services and youth issues. Members of the community are encouraged to nominate young people aged 12 to 21 years. Nominees should either reside in the Anglesea Inverlochy Anglesea Fax: 5263 1266 and Aireys Inlet areas, or be regularly 33Inverlochy St,St, Anglesea involved in the Anglesea community Road side service and towing through membership at sporting, New car warranty service community or youth clubs/groups. side service and towing Full mechanicalRoad repairs Nomination forms are available at the General Store in Aireys Inlet, Furios warranty service Electronic scanNew toolcar testing equipment Restaurant and the Bendigo Bank, Full mechanical New tyres and puncture repairsrepairs Anglesea. Electronic scan tool testing equipment Roadworthy certificates With the warmer months ahead we New tyres and puncture repairs Wheel alignments sometimes get reports of males Roadworthy certificates Batteries exposing themselves on our beaches. This is very distressing to a witness of Wheel alignments Welding these offences and the police will Batteries investigate these incidents as far as Welding possible. If anyone approaches you and behaves inappropriately please ring 000 immediately. You’re in good hands


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SURF COAST SHIRE Their book, ―The Grand Challenge‖ must be seen to be appreciated – it is available at the newsagency.


ANGLESEA RIVER The ongoing saga of the river‘s health is still a worry. In November 2010, the Surf Coast Shire arranged a meeting of all the Government agencies (EPA, DSE, Fisheries Vic, Corangamite Catchment Authority) to identify possible causes of the increased acidity in the river and develop a plan for remedial treatment options. By the time you read this article, some short term treatments will (hopefully) have taken place, including opening of the river mouth to allow salt water back into the river system.

Residents in the area south of the Anglesea River should be aware that a recent report to Council by a Traffic Consultant recommended $1 million worth of devices and works, to overcome a perceived problem of ―speeding‖ in the local streets. Council has NOT accepted this report (thank goodness) and has instead initiated a review of how, in future, traffic studies can be better structured to deliver solutions that are in keeping with local neighbourhood character. There will be some minor, but useful, improvements such as vegetation removal at street corners to improve visibility and better signage. In the short term, residents will be reminded that in local streets the speed limit is 50 kmh and can expect periodic speed camera checks. Offenders will be fined.

Cr. Jim Tutt Driver behaviour will also be monitored and if they do not heed and observe the 50 kmh limit, speed humps and roundabouts may be installed in Noble Street, McMillan Street and Parker Street.

ANGLESEA STRUCTURE PLAN The Shire is reviewing the current strategy plan and held a public meeting in November 2010 to obtain the views of residents. The meeting focused on housing needs and appropriate styles, community and recreation requirements, transport issues and environmental management. A community reference group will work with officers to develop the new plan, which will then be open for public comment in early 2011. It will be submitted to Council for adoption in mid 2011. For more information contact Jorgen Peeters, Senior Strategic Planner at Surf Coast Shire. Telephone – 5261 055 e-

THE GRAND CHALLENGE New Years day, 2011, marks the 100th anniversary of the Anglesea Sports and Recreation Club. In the 1880‘s, both Anglesea and Aireys Inlet were starting to grow. The residents held Easter picnics which included some sporting events. In November 1910, the ―lads of Anglesea‖ challenged those of Aireys to a competition of six events at Anglesea, and ―The Challenge‖ began, becoming an annual event, held each New Years day. The history of how the towns evolved, details of each year‘s competitors and snippets of current events of the day have been wonderfully documented by local residents Prue and Graeme Weber.

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AUSTRALIA DAY QUIZ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

In what year did the First Fleet arrive in Sydney? In what year did Australia become a Federation? In what field was Sir William Dobell famous? Layne Beachley starred in what sport? What Australian film was about a radio telescope in Parkes? 6. What did Maria Ann Smith of Eastwood give her name to? 7. What is the more common name for Acacia? 8. Who had "such is life" as his dying words? 9. Who designed the Sydney Opera House? 10. Which English explorer visited Australia twice, first in 1688, and again in 1699? Turn the page for answers ‌. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Turn to page 37 to check the solution

ANSWERS 1. The First Fleet arrived in Sydney Cove in 1788. 2. The Commonwealth of Australia was created in 1901 Painting, William Dobell was an artist Surfing, seven-time ASP Women's World Champion The film The Dish Granny Smith Apples Acacia are commonly known as wattles Ned Kelly Joern Utzon William Dampier

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FIRE LINES At time of writing you will probably be aware of the recent ―Dream Result‖ article in a local newspaper about the Anglesea Fire Education and Fire Station Project ‗Our Station, Our Future‘. Three years ago Anglesea was close to the bottom of the fire station priority list. How we went from the bottom to the top is a wonderful story of how a community backed its volunteer fire-fighters. It was the fire-fighters who realised Anglesea needed a new station (the current one can‘t handle modern trucks) and it was the fire-fighters who linked the station to the Fire Education Centre. Local plumbers Noel Foster and Jamie Mackenzie were invincible, and the entire volunteer team, headed by Barry Davidson, were also involved. But they would never have succeeded without the amazing Anglesea community. The Anglesea Community Bank kick-started the project by providing $100,000 of the $400,000 raised. Several Anglesea families, plus Lindsay Fox, contributed another $65,000. But the rest came from the general community. We had numerous golf days where the local business community, including Alcoa, were generous sponsors. People bid large amounts for items at these golf day auctions and some 270 Anglesea families bought engraved bricks for $250 each. Mark Sanders and ‗Third Ecology‘ designed Australia‘s first zero emissions fire station.

The CFA gave the project its support. So when we tapped John Brumby on the shoulder we presented a community project that involved education, fire and the environment. Thanks to his backing we went from bottom to top of the priority list. In his speech John Brumby joked that it seemed that everywhere he went someone would drop the word about the Anglesea community fire project. The CFA people tell us no community in Victoria has ever moved in behind a fire project on this scale. I suspect it is unique in Australia. When John Brumby lead three cheers for the volunteer fire-fighters, some of them shed a tear. It was indeed a ‗Dream Result‘ for the Anglesea community.

Now the project is going ahead there has been a rush of demand for $250 tax deductible bricks, as Anglesea families seek to have their name attached to this amazing project. The organising committee has responded by making a final release of another 300 bricks - a total of 600. Forms are available from the Community Bank, Noel Foster‘s A-Z Plumbing, The Red Till, or Locanda del Mare Restaurant. Thank you all for your support. Now is the time to purchase a brick as your name will go down in history! Visit for more details.

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Paris has the Eiffel Tower, London has Big Ben, Sydney has the Harbour Bridge, and Anglesea has……… nothing! Well, nothing big and manmade. So how unique is that? Most guide books and travel writers ignore us; and I don‘t care any more. Surely we‘re as busy as we want to be. Anglesea is a secret gem - the Pearl on the Great Ocean Road. Lots of regular visitors and holiday home-owners know and love our town. They, like us, appreciate its village lifestyle and country/seaside atmosphere. They are content to enjoy our natural elements that have not been sacrificed to progress. There‘s plenty to do in Anglesea. You can watch the sun rise and set, see the tide come in and out again.


You can walk on the beach, along the cliffs, or in the bush. It‘s a great place for riding bikes; or observing the abundance of wild flowers on our heathlands. You can swim, surf, or make sandcastles at the beach. Our birds are beautiful; and our night-life is wild - yes, our possums, wallabies, and kangaroos are all nocturnal. And Coogoorah Park is an adventure playground for all ages. So, enjoy Anglesea naturally!

The Progress Association received a letter of protest ―signed with two feminine names, against bathing in the altogether.‖ This letter was read out ―in the presence of the delinquent‖ who was introduced to the two ladies. Happily, they were two local lads who had cross-dressed ―for his special benefit.‖ I wonder if his New Year resolution was to buy a nice neck-to-knee.

If you‘re looking for a New Year‘s resolution, you might like this: Resolve not But if anyone tells you there are a lot to stay at any committee meeting after of bores around Anglesea, they are 10.00 pm (for tiredness kills common probably referring to the six that are in sense). our borefield. There was a kid fishing from the riverboat A new year story from the Geelong jetty. He was the classic Huckleberry Finn Advertiser in 1923 reports that a a stick, a piece of string and a bent pin. seaside resort was ‗chuckling over a Nearby was a retired public servant with bathing episode‖ where a well-known all the latest in fishing paraphernalia. All man ―prefers to bathe without the of a sudden the kid gets a bite and hauls conventional attire.‘ (Was it Anglesea?) in a beauty. Proudly he takes it along the Having taken the plunge one chilly bank to show his parents, and they ask morning, he was horrified when ―two him what sort of fish it is, ―I dunno,‖ says ladies appeared strolling on the the kid, ―but that old bloke on the jetty beach‖. There was nothing for it but to says it was a flaming fluke.‖ keep well down until they moved on the water was cold, and the ladies If you are having a birthday this persisted in keeping between the year….remember that birthdays are good bather and his clothes. At last they for you - the more you have, the longer passed, and a record breaking sprint you‘ll live. Keep smiling! enabled the bather to reach safety.‖ Melva Stott

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GOOD READS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Magnificent Local Publication: Great Beach Read: ‗Started Early, ‘Birds of Aireys Inlet on the Great Took My Dog’ by Kate Atkinson Ocean Road’ by Margaret Lacey I have never read any of Kate Margaret Lacey started photographing Atkinson‘s novels birds on the bird bath in front of her weekend shack in Aireys Inlet. In time, before, but can the photographs became the main now see why purpose of her bird watching, and her people get so book of photographs features the excited when a diversity and character of birds that are new book by her is local to Aireys Inlet. The collection is released. unique because all the birds were Set in Yorkshire a photographed in the area and are shown jaded examongst landscape photographs of their habitat. policewoman Tracey Waterhouse, on impulse, makes an extraordinary

With a print run of only 1000 copies, Great Escape Books has a limited bargain with a mother who looks like she is clearly not caring for her child. number of signed Here enters the slightly damaged editions. This is a private investigator Jackson Brodie, simply stunning book, and a seedy group of criminals who for so drop by and have a various reasons are trying to recapture look over a coffee in Tracey and her new ‗daughter‘, who the bookshop.

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Just perfect for young children: ‘The Night Before Christmas’. Written in 1823 by Clement Moore and newly illustrated by Robert Ingpen ‗Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse... ‗ Children and adults alike will be enchanted by the stunning illustrations by Robert Ingpen in ‗The Night Before Christmas‘. First published in 1823, on Christmas Eve a man and his family are fast asleep... when he awakes to mysterious noises on his rooftop and he peers out his window he sees the amazing sight of a sleigh drawn by eight reindeer land on the very roof of his own house. Delightful, whimsical and beautifully illustrated, this new edition will bring joy to your children‘s hearts. Signed editions available at Great Escape Books. For ages 2 plus. RRP : $29.99 Hardcover

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Terrific Read for Teens: ‘I am Number 4’ by Pittacus Lore ‗We were nine, three are dead, I am number four.‘ Nine teenagers and their Lorien guardians are hiding as humans on Earth, protected by an unbreakable charm that means they can only be killed in numeric order. When a third ring appears tattooed around his ankle indicating the first three have died, John Smith realises he is Number Four. Frantic to discover his Lorien legacies, his mortal enemies are hunting him down. Legacies can vary from the ability to be invisible at will, to be unharmed by fire or be a shape shifter. Moving at breakneck speed, this is a simply awesome teen read. Great for ages 12 plus. RRP: $19.95 NICOLE MAHER, GREATESCAPEBOOKS




n behalf of everyone at Alcoa I would like to thank the people who have worked with us throughout 2010 and wish you a safe and happy Christmas period. Here’s a snapshot of some of our recent activities: MEMORANDUM OF INTENT (MOI) – GREENEARTH ENERGY In mid November, Alcoa signed an MOI with Greenearth Energy, as a first step to assist with the development of base load renewable energy generation in Victoria. Greenearth Energy has a project called the Geelong Geothermal Power Project (GGPP) to investigate whether geothermal energy generation is possible locally. Alcoa will work with Greenearth Energy to understand if we can assist them with the location of their drilling and pilot plant, their transmission needs and energy off take, should the project prove viable. To learn more about Greenearth Energy‘s GGPP visit: projects The MOI with Greenearth Energy is in line with Alcoa‘s corporate response to climate change that has achieved a 44% reduction in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 1990. Our Victorian smelters have reduced direct GHG emissions by over 60% in the same period. MAKE AN IMPACT PROGRAM Alcoa has worked in partnership with Greening Australia on a range of initiatives for nearly 30 years. Our newest project is to offer a version to the community of the greenhouse reduction program called Make an Impact that began with Alcoa employees in 2006. The program will work with interested households and communities and aims to build on efforts already underway by Greening Australia, Alcoa, local government, state government and independent organisations to reduce the carbon footprint.


Following encouragement from Alcoa Anglesea‘s Community Consultation Network, the first phase of this project will involve the delivery of a community pilot of the Make an Impact program in Anglesea in 2011. If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact Sarah Bolus on 0408 392 396 or

STAKEHOLDER PERCEPTION SURVEY Every two years all Alcoa sites across Australia conduct a Stakeholder Perception Survey. The survey is sent out to people and organisations who have registered their contact details with us to seek their feedback about how they perceive Alcoa and how Alcoa can better share information about their operations with the local community. This year the survey was sent to 300 addresses of people and o r ga n i s a t io n s c o n n e c t e d to Anglesea. Thank you to those people who took the time to respond.

We appreciate your feedback and it will be used to help us plan and improve community engagement activities in 2011.

ANGLESEA RIVER INVESTIGATIONS Alcoa has been working to assist a number of government agencies with their investigations of the Anglesea River following fish deaths since September. We share the community‘s concern for the health of the river and have remained in full compliance with our EPA licence throughout this time.

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ACCESS NEWS BEACH WHEELCHAIR NOW AVAILABLE IN ANGLESEA The Anglesea YMCA has purchased an All-Terrain Beach Wheelchair. The wheelchair is available for loan to residents, community groups and visitors to the Surf Coast. The Hippocampe All-Terrain Beach Wheelchair has been made possible by the generous support of Surf Coast Shire, Anglesea & District Community Bank and YMCA Victorian Open Doors. Bookings for the wheelchair are made by contacting Anglesea Recreation Camp on 52 631 512 or email CONTACT THE CAMP FOR A COPY OF THE BOOKING FORM AND HIRE AGREEMENT, WHICH IS REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO USE. Solution to crossword on page 38

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Keeping Anglesea Bike Park Rolling The Anglesea Bike Park has had a major boost from Alcoa‘s ‗Partnering Stronger Communities‘ program. The grant of $1000 for tools and maintenance equipment means the bike park volunteers now have the tools to keep the track maintained well into the future. In the past volunteers have used their own tools to perform track maintenance. The Committee of Management, appointed by the Surf Coast Shire, will purchase the tools needed to keep the tracks buffed and ready for all bike racers to use. The Bike Park is now three years old and is growing in popularity every year. The park has seen some really good young mountain bike riders who have honed their skills at the park and kept themselves fit and healthy at the same time. Built by the world‘s best trail designers and builders in Glen Jacobs from World Trail, we want to keep the track in top condition. The Bike Park is open to anyone, from beginners to racers, through the help of their many tireless volunteers who keep the park maintained and running safely. The grant will also help to maintain the safety gear which is essential for all participants.

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Alcoa Anglesea‘s Community Relations Officer, Anthea Doran, said the grant continued the partnership approach to the Anglesea Bike Park between Alcoa, Surf Coast Shire and the Committee of Management, and also recognized the local Mr. Lingham said the addition of the shelter and toilets, community‘s appreciation of the facility. developed by the Surf Coast Shire with support from the ‘The ongoing success of the Anglesea Bike Park is a credit to Victorian Government, and the picturesque setting has the local volunteers who had the vision and persistence to get made it ‗definitely one of Australia‘s best‘. this project off the ground for the benefit of all bike riders. The Anglesea Bike Park is located on Camp Road in We want to continue to support this project to recognise the Anglesea, backing onto bushland that offers plenty of time and effort these people tirelessly invest in the bike park options for longer cross country rides. for the benefit of locals and visitors alike’.

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WEATHERING THE WINTER As summer comes in and the crowds arrive, do you ever stop to wonder how our local traders weather the colder, quieter winter months? F o r I G A supermarket manager Peter Calvert, quiet winter months are a thing of the past. ―Winters used to be slower but we are busy all year these days. Our Saturday trade for example, is our best day, year round.‖

Peter believes this consistent trade is the result of the major shopping centre remodel of 13 years ago. He remembers deadly cold winter days of the single faced shopping strip so quiet that ―I could have fired a gun and not hit anyone!‖ Now the shopping village is landscaped, tree scaped and well patronised all year round. While Peter‘s supermarket enjoys the year long trade benefits, he admits there is still a major difference in the two seasons. In winter IGA employs 50 permanent people. Summer demands an extra 80 staff, totalling a whopping 130 on the summer payroll.

MM Peter prefers to employ locally, with a large proportion of his part timers and casuals coming from teenage and university students whose parents own either permanent or holiday homes in the town. IGA donates 1% of its profits back into the community. Organisations like CFA, cricket, golf, football and the Anglesea Music Festival have all been beneficiaries in 2010. A world away from the marketplace bustle of the local supermarket, Cathryn Hogarth‘s new business ‗Silk‘, is a retreat of delicate fragrances, soft music and oriental simplicity. The boutique style spa, set back from the Great Ocean Road on the ―four kings corner‖, has been Cathryn‘s dream since she was a year 8 student, growing up in the beautiful seaside surrounds of Anglesea. ―Finishing student of the year in the Diploma of Beauty Therapy at the Gordon TAFE, gave me the confidence that I had chosen the right path,‖ Cathryn explains. After completing a Diploma of Business Management, Cathryn began looking for the right site for her long hoped for business. ―Anglesea was always my preference.‖ Since then she has weathered one summer and one winter. ―I have been pleasantly surprised over winter. Around the corner at Anglesea Hair Studio, Emma Vaughan has lots in common with Cathryn. Emma knew she wanted to be a hairdresser from childhood. She completed her apprenticeship and worked for seven years with local hairdresser Wendy Chalmers, while studying at Gordon TAFE. A born and bred Anglesea girl, Emma also dreamed of one day having her own business, but at 25, she never expected to own her salon so soon. Over winter Emma has managed to keep her staff on and survive by reducing hours. In summer Anglesea Hair Studio can be open from 9 am to late Monday to Saturday.

Visitor or local, whenever you patronise an Anglesea business, it is good to know you are supporting the community minded, the passionate and the committed people of our local town. People like Peter, Catherine and Emma, and their staff. Marianne Messer

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nglesea SLSC has had a great start to the 2010/11 season with the election of Naomi Symington as the first female club President of the Anglesea SLSC, and also by the Anglesea SLSC being named the Australian 2010 DHL Surf Lifesaving Club of the year.


Alcoa, our long term strategic partner of some 50 years, has also been generous with sponsorship which will be used to assist the club with the purchase of new radios. These are required due to changes in operational frequencies rendering our current model obsolete.

The Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club‘s application for Australian Club of the Year, was presented to the Surf Lifesaving Australia judging panel by 2009 DHL Lifesaver of the Year, Lachie Holbery-Morgan and newly elected Club President, Naomi Symington in one of her first official club outings. SLSA President, Ron Rankin AM, said the award which was presented at the 2O1O SLSA Awards of Excellence is a reflection of the hard work, commitment and passion your club members have dedicated to providing a safe beach and aquatic environment to the Anglesea community. We would also like to thank the Anglesea Golf Club for hosting our annual fundraising Golf Day back in August which raises funds that enable us to provide lifesaving services to the Anglesea Community. Again our key messages are to only swim at patrolled beaches and always swim between the flags. We hope we see you on the beach. Jim Geary Director of Marketing Naomi Symington with past presidents (L-R Warren Clarke, Alex Sutherland, Dave Kennedy, Mike Martin (President, Life Saving Victoria, and Peter Williams

The Awards of Excellence, and in particular the Club of the Year, are designed to both acknowledge and encourage a culture of continuous improvement within the Clubs that are the foundation of this great movement. As we lead up to the summer season we have the Anglesea SLSC ―Linfox‖ Bronze Camp being conducted. 120 lifesavers will be trained and qualify with their bronze medallions, the basic qualification as a lifesaver. This will assist the club to meet its patrol commitments and keep beaches safe for users.

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EARLY NAMES FOR AIREYS INLET Map showing the coastal squatting runs of the 1840’s, between Geelong and Lorne. Angahook being on the east side of Painkalac Creek .

Later to be called Aireys Inlet

NAMES GIVEN TO THE STATION South Beach was the first reference to the general area. More specifically it became known as - Eyrie, Anglohook, Eaglehawk, Anglohawk, Angahook, and finally Aireys Inlet.

PHOTO RIGHT: The two bark huts built on Angahook in 1852. The one on the left remained until 1983, now replaced by a replica. (photo 1856).

EARLY SQUATTING RUNS From late 1835 small ship loads of sheep, cattle and horses were landed at Geelong. By 1840, the squatters who had already taken up land were recognised, and for a fee they were issued a yearly licence, allowing them to graze large tracts of land. John Cole Moore Airey was the first leaseholder of the Anglohawk Run (later Angahook). He was also the first leaseholder of the Aireys Inlet Run, the west side of the Painkalac Creek. Thomas Carter took over Angahook Run in 1846 and made improvements including a house, sheds, and post and rail fencing. All was lost in the fires of 1851. Pearse and McConachy took over in 1852 and set about replacing the improvements lost in the fire. They built two bark huts, a slab house, a stone house, a stone shed and some post and rail fencing.

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From One Beach to Another Introducing Fr Linh Tran who is the new parish priest for St Christopher‘s Catholic Church community in Anglesea. He also serves as Parish Priest of St Therese Torquay and Nazareth Grovedale Catholic communities. Linh has an interesting background. He was born in Vietnam in the city of Nha Trang which is 600 kms north of Saigon, between Saigon and Hue. He lived on a farm which had mountains for a backdrop and was close to the beach. So in some ways serving in two communities on the beach is a bit like returning to his birthplace. At the age of 14 he left Vietnam on a boat and after spending five days at sea, arrived in the Philippines. He spent 14 months in a refugee camp in Pallawan. A typical day consisted of a few hours of English school in the morning and then a lunch break when you collected your rations and spent time cooking. The afternoons were free which wasn‘t a good thing for there was nothing much to do. Linh spent this time with a Catholic church group which he likens to a Scout group where he learnt living skills and to work in a team. This church group was a place of refuge for Linh. It provided activities and a homely atmosphere and gave strength to his faith. In 1986 he was sponsored to come to Australia by his older brother, a refugee who had escaped Vietnam in the early 1980‘s and had been resettled here under a refugee program initiated by the United Nations. He went to Braybrook High School in 1987 in year 9 and on to Melbourne University where he completed his B Ed in1994. Linh feels very grateful for his faith which supported and continues to support him on his journey. This gratitude led him to the seminary in 1995 and he was ordained a priest in 2001. In spite of describing himself as ―a boy from the Western Suburbs‖ he barracks for the Bombers mainly because he was introduced to Aussie Rules by the parish priest at Airport West, where he served as an assistant priest. He comes to us from Dallas where he was the parish priest. He is very friendly and is always up for a chat and would love to meet more of the people of Anglesea. So if you see him in Anglesea, make sure you say Hello.

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The Southern Emu-wren is a tiny bird with a long (10 cm) filamentous tail, made up of six feathers, which is usually held upright. Male birds are grey-brown streaked black above, warm tawny brown below, with a distinctive blue chin and throat and some blue around the eyes. Females are similar but lack the blue colouration. This species is shy and has a weak flight, preferring to spend most of its time low in dense cover and will run like a mouse, with its tail down. The Southern Emu-wren is found along the east coast of Australia from southeastern Queensland through to Tasmania and west to south-eastern South Australia. It is found in moist dense scrublands, heaths with grass trees and coastal heathlands. The Southern Emu-wren eats insects and spiders gleaned from within thick foliage, rarely appearing on the ground or above the shrub canopy. Foraging

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Boil the ginger in 2 litres water for half an hour. Add the sugar, lemon juice and honey with the remainder of the water Strain through a cloth Leave to cool When cold add egg white and lemon essence Let the whole mixture stand for four days. Bottle to tight lids This recipe is from the Bark Hut Recipe Book 1852 - 1928, a collection of recipes from Martha Pearse and Sarah McConachy who were the first settlers to live at Angahook Squatting Station, now Aireys Inlet. To learn more about early settlers of Aireys Inlet, visit the Bark Hut and read the display inside. Also come to the Heritage Day at the Bark Hut precinct and step back in time for a day.

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was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria in the 1800s, and it has undergone a renaissance in the last couple of decades as winemakers rediscover rich soils and a climate that is halfway between France‘s Bordeaux and Burgundy.


Named in recognition of the achievements of Mr David Pettavel, a Swiss emigrant and the first vigneron and winemaker in the Geelong region. The modern day Pettavel Winery and Restaurant features a state of the art winery, and cellar door sales. From 190 acres of vineyards Pettavel produces 15 estate grown and made fine wines. The warm sun-filled days and cool maritime influenced nights produce intense aromatics and flavours in the wines. The modern state of the art winery is designed around retaining and capturing these characters in the bottle. Pettavel Winery & Restaurant is open seven days a week from 10 am to 5.30 pm, every day of the year apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The restaurant also serves a dinner menu every Friday night. For bookings and further information telephone 0352 661 120 .


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Goonan Family Estate is one of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland. As a family run ent erpris e, everything is very much ―hands on‖. Their vines are hand pruned; they pick the grapes by hand and use traditional vinification and èlevage techniques within their modern winery. They specialise in the production of cool climate Shiraz and Riesling. They also produce limited quantities of Cabernets (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec), a Semillon/Sauvignon and a Sparkling Wine (a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) which are available exclusively to their cellar door customers. Their vineyard and cellar door are situated on the inland road to Lorne, between Winchelsea and Deans Marsh. Visitors are welcome to taste their wines and relax in their peaceful vineyard setting. You can find out more about the wines by talking to Dinny the winemaker, or stroll around the vineyard and winery. The winery can be found at 880 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road, Bambra, Victoria 3241, telephone 0352 887 100. BARWON RIDGE Barwon Ridge is a small family run vineyard in the Barrabool Hills. This vineyard is one of a small number re-establishing in the Barrabool Hills after an absence of over 100 years. The vineyard is planted on a limestone ridge above the Barwon River and has sweeping views over the You Yangs and the plains to the west, and glimpses of Corio Bay to the

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east. First planted in late 1999, there are approximately 3.6 hectares under vine, with Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Marsanne, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon planted. They aim to express the characteristics of fine Geelong wines through the growing of premium grapes and production of quality hand crafted wines.50 McMullan Road Barrabool. Cellar Door is by appointment, telephone 0418 324 632.




a beautiful drive and visit the Brown Magpie Winery located 15 minutes inland from Anglesea. Shane and Loretta Breheny‘s vineyard consists of 9 hectares of north facing, gentle slopes. All wines are handcrafted on site from estate grown, hand picked fruit, and are a true reflection of the vineyard. The vineyard produces premium quality shiraz, pinot noir, pinot gris, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, and sparkling wine. Limited releases are available for purchase exclusively at the Cellar Door, making a visit from the wine collector to novice a must do. Brown Magpie Wines is open daily for cellar door tastings and sales from 12.00 pm to 3.00pm Saturday and Sunday at 125 Larcombes Road, Modewarre, telephone 0352 613 875.


Bellbrae Estate - Longboard Wines and Winery is located at Bellbrae, on the Great Ocean Road, near Torquay. Bellbrae Longboard wines are created from Bellbrae's own fruit and sometimes combined with selected local fruit to achieve the desired result. To quote from the label ―Longboard wine is a direct reflection of the coastal lifestyle from which it is born. It's a contemporary wine made from selected cool climate fruit and styled to complement fine food‖. The Longboard labels themselves illustrate an historical connection to the surfing pioneers of the region. Visit their cellar door/cafe. They are open weekends and public holidays 11.00 am to 5.00 pm and seven days a week from Boxing Day through to the end of January. They are situated at 520 Great Ocean Road, Bellbrae, just near the Anglesea — Torquay roundabout.


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sla Stamp Court in Aireys Inlet commemorates a former resident of whom several stories are told and retold until it is difficult to know what she really did to be honoured with having a road named for her. I have interviewed a number of her contemporaries, friends and relatives as well as checking Shire records to try to set the record straight and to honour the memory of one of the builders of our community. Born in 1906, Isla grew up in Melbourne where she attended Scotch College. She left school at 15 to travel with her family through Europe for two years. On her return, in 1923, she studied music at the Conservatorium and cooking at Swinburne College. Her interest in preschool children began when she became a voluntary helper at inner city kindergartens. She decided that she wanted to attend the Kindergarten Teachers College, but first had to complete year 10 of high school. In 1929 she began studies at the Kindergarten Teachers College in Melbourne, but after two years again set off with her family for a tour of Europe. She completed her final year and graduated in 1932. Then followed a series of positions in Kindergartens (Carlton, Fitzroy, Northcote) and as Director of the Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre in Hobart, followed by two years as the Principal of the Kindergarten Teachers Training College in Perth. In 1945 she became the Federal Education Officer for the Australian Association for Pre-school Child Development in Melbourne. While working in this job she completed year 12 of high school so that she could further her studies overseas. The only place where early childhood development was taught was at Columbia University in New York. From 1946 to 1948 she completed a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in New York. Returning to Australia she was appointed Principal at the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College, but just for two years, as her thirst for knowledge was not yet satisfied. She returned to New York to complete a Doctor of Education, becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Her qualifications made her the first specialist in Child Psychology in Australia. Between 1955 and 1968 she held the position of Head of the Pre-school Guidance Program in the Victorian Department of Health. She lead a very busy life, publishing two books during this period, conducting research and developing her Stamp Observation Method for helping teachers to identify psychological problems in pre-school children, and working in her field of child psychology. On top of this was her active involvement in professional bodies such as the Australian Psychological Association and OMEP, an international organisation for pre-school education. Hers was a truly brilliant career. Later she took up the role of Education Director for the Australian Pre-school Association in Canberra and worked there until her retirement. Isla‘s first visit to our region was as a girl staying at the Fairhaven Guest House. She was clearly attracted to the beautiful physical setting as in the 1960‘s she built a holiday house at Moggs Creek.


Moggs Creek in the 1960s was a small community, with a close-knit group of residents. The township was physically isolated from neighbouring settlements, having its own distinct atmosphere and social life. Isla had moved about a lot in order to pursue her studies and advance her career, so Moggs Creek was, perhaps, a base from which she could retreat from the pressures of her busy life to relax and enjoy things. There were Christmas and New Year parties with neighbours and celebrations associated with the fabricated founder of Moggs Creek - ―Sir Samuel Moggs‖. An invention of the locals, Sir Samuel had a monument commemorating his ―life‖. Those in on the joke could build fanciful tales about him for visitors. This has established a tradition that continues today. Visit this site to see where the legend has developed - In 1981 Isla built another house in Aireys Inlet. Isla‘s house remains in the family, and has been owned since 1990 by one of Isla‘s nieces and her husband. Isla was an active member of several community groups. She worked in AIDA and chaired a committee to establish accommodation for the aging in Aireys Inlet. Isla would possibly have been amused at the rumours surrounding her role in getting the aged accommodation established. Many believe that she donated the land to the Shire. However Shire records show that the land was purchased by the Barrabool Shire from Prudence Cooke in 1988. Others believe that she was an extremely wealthy woman who left behind a considerable sum of money held in a trust to be used to build housing for the aged. Her family say that this is not accurate. The truth is, that while comfortably off, as any high ranking senior public servant would be, Isla was not a particularly wealthy woman. Her contribution was not in gifting land and leaving money to fund a project, it was in having the sensitivity to see the need in the community, and then to throw her energy and will into the task to see the aged accommodation built.

Rather than being someone like ―Sir Samuel Moggs‖, Isla is a genuine founder of our district and one of which the Aireys Inlet community is justly proud. Terrance Hoffmann

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COMMUNITY BILLBOARD A free community service, 52 632 116

AIREYS INLET COMMUNITY & FARMERS MARKETS Every Sunday in January 13 February (Sunday) 13 March (Sunday) Specialising in fresh produce, locally made goods and craft Contact: 0402 733 262

CANCER COUNCIL 22 March 2011 at 2.00 pm Speaker: JANE EDMANSON Presenter on ‘Gardening Australia’

Cost: $20 Senior Citizens Hall McMillan Street Anglesea

Contact: Margo on 52 633 276


Anglesea Art House Cameron Road, Anglesea

Kids Art Bash Every day in January, 10 am – 4 pm Painting from $5. Other activities include painting frames, canvas boards, placemats, china, bollards. Just turn up. Workshops will be held in mosaics, dragons and beading. Bookings need to be made at the Art House or telephone Gwyn on 52 672 995.

Saturday 1 January 2011 will be the 100th year since the Anglesea Recreation & Sports Club conducted this Regatta in 1911. It is the oldest club within the Surf Coast Shire. The Regatta will run from 10 am to 5 pm. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary a book has been published covering the history. It is available in local bookshops. Come along and join in the fun as we watch rowers handle the historic clinker boats built in 1913 (pairs & fours) over the 500 metre course.


Contact Prue & Graeme Weber on the day, or leave messages on 52 632 431



Sponsored by the Lions Club of Anglesea MARKETS 8 am-10 am Wednesday 26 January 2011 New Years Day 2011 On the Riverbank, near the Information Organised by Anglesea Primary School Centre Bacon, eggs, sausages & toast with tea or coffee Entertainment - Australian Music Adults $6.00 Children under 12 $4.00

Sunday 9 January Organised by Anglesea Primary School Sunday 16 January Organised by Lions Club of Anglesea Sunday 13 March Organised by Anglesea Football Club

*** CLUB DIRECTORY *** Anglesea Community Vegetable Garden Sue Ross 5263 3863

Cricket Club, Anglesea Ian Poulton 0438 208 423

Lioness Club of Anglesea Dawn Newton 0428 632206

Aireys Inlet & District Association Tania Teague 5289 6526

Family History Group Norma Morrison 5261 6239

Men‘s Shed Laurie Mason 52 896 966/0408 129504

Football Club Anglesea Ian Poulton 0438 208 423 Golf Club, Anglesea 5263 1582

Motor Yacht Club, Anglesea John O‘Connor 0408 305 617

ANGAIR 5263 1085 (office) Art House (Surf Coast) Pat McKenzie 0418 179554 Bowling Club, Anglesea Gerard Petrie (Men‘s) 5263 3660 Marcia Kemp (Ladies)5263 1930 Cancer Council, Surf Coast Margot Davey 5263 3276 CFA Barry Davidson 5263 1293 Community Garden 3231 Aireys Inlet Terrence Hoffmann 5289 6662

Historical Society Bruce Bodman 5263 1249 Horseriding Club Megan Remyn 0414 818 880 Kangaroo Club Phyllis Lycett 5263 2648 Lions Club of Anglesea Barry Mason 5289 6832

Neighbourhood Watch Lynne Bannister 5263 1519 Netball Club, Anglesea Megan Lourey O402 475 299 Platypus Toy Library Jo Lewis 5263 3911 Playgroup, Anglesea Katie 0403 891 758 Probus (Anglesea) Ute Klein 5263 1738

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Probus (Surf Coast) Margaret Sheehan 5263 3571 Red Cross, Aireys Inlet/Anglesea Barbara Morrissy 5263 1304 RSL Rosemary Adcock 0400 004 209 Senior Citizens Bev Norton 5263 1488 Surf Life Saving Club, Anglesea 5263 1107 (office) Vision Australia Pearl Pickett 5263 1929

To make changes to the details of your organisation telephone us on 5263 2116




Our Safety Club helps raise safety awareness in our school. We try to make positive changes to help protect children from injury. To reduce injuries the Safety Club is promoting good habits at school. On 5th November we organised an IF Day [Injury Free Day] for the whole school to get students thinking about safety awareness and injury protection. We organised multi-aged groups and the students moved from room to room, rotating through a variety of safety themed activities. It was a great day!

On 12th of November all the 5/6’s got on a bus to go to the Nippers day at our local beach, Point Roadknight. We competed against all the other SSA schools. Before we started the events we all gathered and Mr. Mac explained how the events would run. First the boys lined up for the sprint and the relay, the girls lined up to do the flags. I got through the first round but not the second round. Zoe and another girl from Lorne were the last ones to compete. Next we did the sprint and the relay, my team did really well, and then it was time to have lunch.

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Then it was time to do the wade; I came second in that by myself and then as a team we came second. After that we did the boards but I was not in that event, so I just cheered on my school. Then we all gathered around Mr Mac and he said that we didn’t have enough time for the Cameron relay, Iron Nipper and the swim, so we all got to have a free swim. It was so much fun and the water was so nice. After that we all got dressed and headed back to school. By Ruby Serong


On Thursday of October, Rick and Bob from the Men‘s Shed came to Anglesea Primary School to work with the Plover Lover Group to make nesting boxes. The Plover Lovers is a group of grade 3, 4, 5 and 6‘s that are passionate about saving the plovers on our local beach, Point Roadknight. The nesting boxes are designed to cover and protect the eggs so that the eggs can still have the heat from the sand. In the summer the boxes are going out along the Surf Coast beaches. We hope that this will help save them. We are very grateful for the Men‘s Shed coming to help us build them. By Ruby Serong, Mai Boskovic, Spencer Rankin, Dylan Schwarze and Matthew Shaw

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Plover nesting box





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We have been following up on our energy savings this year at Anglesea Primary School. We looked at the data from the Schools Environmental Tracking System [SETS]. We used less LPG gas this winter and there was a huge saving last month. We think this drop in gas use is because it was a warmer spring than last year. We would fill 20,000 black balloons full of CO2 with the amount of LPG gas we have used. We have been making small savings on electricity use this year and we need to be more aware of how we can save electricity. We have used the equivalent of 8 tonnes less coal this year. Up until September this year we had been using more water than at the same time last year. But during October we used less. We have used the equivalent of 108,000 glasses of drinking water. Our energy savings are improving but we need to do better. Keep up the good work. Jonathan Grade 4

At our school we have been growing a vegetable garden with help from students and parents. We dig, weed and plant. When the vegetables have grown we pick them and take them home. Sometimes we cook with the vegetables. At the moment we are growing lettuce, mint, tomatoes, strawberries, pumpkin, leeks, spinach and bokchoy. We have fun getting our hands dirty! By Rhys and Tiger, Grade 3

Rhys and Tiger picking mint from the garden

Art Walk Mosaic We have been working on our school mosaic for the Anglesea Art Walk. We both made individual pictures of a yellow bike and a drink bottle. Some other students made mosaics of plants and animals and now we are working on putting the background together. We had to fill the gaps up with the right shapes and Katie, the artist, helped us to choose the colours that would go with it. The mosaic is looking very colourful and we are looking forward to seeing it finished. Jamieson and Olivia, Grade 3 Jamieson and Olivia working on the school mosaic



Is a community based emergency food relief program, funded by the Anglesea and Aireys Inlet communities and coordinated through the Anglesea & District Community House. Foodlink provides emergency parcels and fortnightly food hampers to those in need. How you can help:


CALL GARRY 52 633 146 or 0428 941 587

By leaving grocery item donations at the local IGA supermarket or delivering to the Community House. By making a cash donation at the Community House. By donating cash or food items through the local churches. By notifying us of any other food sources available on a one off basis.

Contact the Community House on 5263 2116 (enquiries confidential).

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The coalmine, which supplies raw mineral for the power station, pumps water out of the river to clean its equipment and flush out some of the waste. This includes various acids, which all drain back into the river. Slowly the river starts to wind its way through the outskirts of a major town. Out here there are a number of hobby farms. The houses here are not connected to a sewerage system but The story of a river This is the story of the travels of a very have their own septic tanks. Occasionally special river — our river — through its these tanks overflow and untreated catchment. It begins in the higher parts of sewage seeps directly into the river. the catchment where the rain runs off the There are a number of people making use slopes and begins its long journey to the of the river around the bend. Someone is sea. Small streams collect the water and fishing on the banks. Unfortunately their feed it into the river. In the valley below line gets caught around a rock and is left there is a power station which generates in the water. Other people are electricity for the region. It burns large waterskiing. Their boat needs a service quantities of coal and releases pollutant and in the meantime its engine is leaking gases into the atmosphere. oil directly into the river. Other groups of These pollutants combine with moisture people are enjoying a picnic at a park in the atmosphere to produce acid rain. overlooking the river. A gust of wind blows Rainfall carries these acids back to the some of their rubbish off the table and earth‘s surface and can pollute the very down into the water.

In Science, we constructed our own water catchment. It was a really fun experience and we learnt heaps about what affects the health of our waterways. We were really filthy by the time we finished, then we re-enacted this story.

source of the river. The water gathers momentum as it descends the slopes. The river continues its journey towards the sea through farming country where recently some crops were fertilised. Afterwards, there was heavy rain and the run-off into the river has brought with it some of the fertiliser.

Oil drips out of many of these cars and sometimes they brake in a hurry, leaving traces of rubber on the roads. Every time it rains these pollutants are carried into the stormwater drains and straight into the river. There is still some industry along the river here. It uses detergents to keep its production equipment clean. Sometimes the dirty water is hosed out of the factory into the gutter where it disappears into a stormwater drain. Once again, this water flows straight into the river. If there are phosphates in the detergent, it will cause excess algae to grow in the river. When the algae die and begin to rot, this uses up oxygen which animals in the water rely on. They may suffocate as a result.

Redevelopment is occurring on the opposite bank. Demolishers have discovered a few drums of something mysterious. They won‘t be able to sell these as scrap. Someone suggests emptying them into the river. Everyone agrees, and the waste from the old Further downstream the river is being tannery is released into the river, to the utilised for tourism. A charter boat is detriment of all the organisms and giving some people a scenic tour of the animals living in it. river. Drinks are for sale on board, and With one final bend, the river finally not everyone uses the bins that are arrives at its mouth and flows into the sea provided. (or a large inland lake). But look at what The river now starts to meander through flows out with it! the suburban part of the town. A new What can we do with our river? A heavy subdivision is being developed. Many of rainstorm would help. The fresh supply of the trees have been removed and, when river water from rain can help flush out it rains, the top layer of soil is eroded and many pollutants. Indeed, rivers can be a contributes to silting up the river. Most major way of flushing and cleaning houses in the developed parts of the town ecosystems. However, this only moves have a garden. To keep those nasty bugs the problem to a coastal area (or inland away the gardeners use a range of lake) where other ecosystems will be pesticides. At the end of the day the affected. We must reduce the amount of sprinklers are turned on to water the pollution that is entering the river. plants. The pesticides wash off into the stormwater drains and enter the river.

The neighbouring farm is a piggery. Some of the manure from the pig pens washes into a drainage pipe, which then empties into the river. On the other side of the river are grazing lands. There are very few trees remaining and, in some of the lower parts of the pasture, the watertable has risen because the trees are not using the water any more. This water brings the salts in the soil up to the surface, making the land unusable. It also means that runSource: Adapted from Who Polluted the off from the land is salty and this Alice Ferguson Foundation, threatens the freshwater organisms and People who have spent the day at work Potomac?, animals in the river. A grazing herd of are now starting to drive home. In large Hard Bargain Far, Accokeek, MD, USA. cattle feed on the vegetation on the towns there are many cars. banks. When heavy rains arrive the banks collapse into the river.

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LORNE — AIREYS INLET P-12 COLLEGE GREAT VICTORIAN FISH COUNT Each year, our 5/6 students participate in the Great Victorian Fish Count. We all get the snorkelling gear on and hit the water under and around the Lorne Pier.

Our school is part of the i sea, i care program, run by the Dolphin Research Institute. The Institute aims to educate people about our precious marine environments with the view to spreading the word about the need to protect them, and about the responsibilities of us all to make sure that happens. In our roles as i sea, i care ambassadors for the Aireys campus, we have had the opportunity to participate in some great workshops over the year. We have learnt a lot about our marine environments and their vulnerability, making us more appreciative of their beauty and significance and even more passionate in our efforts to protect them. We intend to continue these efforts for the rest of our lives by informing others about what we have learned as i sea, i care ambassadors. We have enjoyed the experience and are proud to have been selected to represent our school. We would like to thank all of the parents who accompanied us to our workshops and made it possible for us to be part of this great program.

We use special pens and waterproof clip boards which help us to identify the different species, and then we record what we see. It‘s amazing how many different species we spot is this small area. It‘s always a great day, and we all feel like we are really doing something to help with the planning for the management of our marine environments, and the protection of creatures that live in them.

Please make sure that you see, you care Aireys Inlet 2010 i sea, i care ambassadors Annie, Morgan, Georgia and Alex

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SURF COAST FAMILY HISTORY The Surf Coast Family History Group gives notice that our Library to assist with family history research Will be open over the Xmas School holidays From January 11 - February 1 Tuesdays 10.30 am—1.00 pm VISITORS WELCOME For more information: Contact Pat Hughes 52 896 686 or Christine Guerow 52 647 602

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is a publication produced for the greater community and therefore strives for a content of articles the community likes to see. If you have a general interest article, a profile of an interesting local identity, or simply a report on how your group is going, please contact the Community House so you can share your story with other readers. All submissions must include author‘s name and telephone number. The article may be edited for space, clarity or legal reasons.

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Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, Anglesea Located on the corner of Main Street and Camp Road (on the hill behind the public telephones) Sunday Service: Eucharist 8.30 am weekly Friday Service: Eucharist 10 am on 3rd Fridays at Blue Cross Nursing Home — all welcome Anglesea Ladies Fellowship: Second Wednesday each month. 2.00 pm at Church of Transfiguration Parish Priest: Fr Philip Bewley, Torquay Vicarage 5261 5558

St Christopher’s Catholic Church Located in Camp Road, Anglesea Saturday Evening Mass:

6.30 pm (during daylight saving)

Other Times:

Special holiday times are on the church notice board.

Parish Priest::

Fr. Linh Tran Phone 52 439 891

Anglesea Baptist Church Church: Sunday School:

Anglesea Baptist Church meets at the Uniting Church in Murch Crescent at 10.45 am each Sunday Known as Waves, Sunday School runs during school terms as part of the worship service. Children can be picked up if you wish. Bible Studies: Are run during the week Youth Group: Is for Years 7 - 9, runs on alternate Friday evenings during term Further Information: Pastor James Lewis can be contacted at Seaside Seconds, 71 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Phone 5263 2744, Email: Web page: Opportunity Shop : 71 Great Ocean Road, open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Trinity Uniting Church Murch Crescent, near the bridge, and overlooking the Anglesea River Sunday morning: Worship is at 9.00 am - All welcome Communion service on the second Sunday of each month 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 10:30 am, Holy Communion The church is open for prayer from 10.00 am All are welcome, regardless of denomination 2nd and 4th Wednesday: 11.00 am, Drop-in centre and lunch 4th Wednesday: 1:30 pm, Afternoon Ladies Fellowship Minister: Rev. Helen Robinson, phone 0408 527 521

St Aidan’s Church, Aireys Inlet Anglican Eucharist: Coffee, Chat & Get Together: Parish Priest:

8.30 am on Sundays 10.00 am 1st Friday of the month—all welcome Fr Philip Bewley, Torquay Vicarage 5261 5558

Catholic Mass:

6:30 pm Saturday (during daylight saving) Contact: Cathern Jenkinson 5289 7194

Uniting Church Service:

10:30 am every Sunday Rev. Helen Robinson, phone 0408 527 521

Anglesea Ecumenical Service The four Christian churches of Anglesea combine on the fifth Sunday of the month to share in worship. On Sunday 30 January 2011, the churches will combine at 8.30 am to celebrate worship together at the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration, on the corner of Camp Road & Great Ocean Road, Anglesea. The Anglican Church will host the service.

Everyone is welcome to share in this combined fellowship. Enquiries Fr Philip Bewley, Phone 5261 5558

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