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Publication of the Anglesea Community House Inc.

Issue No. 105




HIGHLIGHTS Reader Survey


Youth Development


Betty Butterworth


Bush Fire Bunkers


Music Festival


Lion’s Village


Kid’s Page


Stained Glass Window


Pine Plantation


Poetry Competition


Fire Siren


Riverbank Playground


Aged Care




Save on Energy


Las Lomas School




We talked about it a lot, we raised money for it, we applied for grants for it and we planned it. Sometimes it seemed like a pipe dream to have a new ‘state of the art’ fire station. But like a fairy god mother, the Anglesea Community Bank gave it a kick start with a $100,000 donation. All of a sudden we were away, it was within the realms of possibility. People bought bricks, we received donations and obtained a promise from the government. Chief Fire Office Euen Ferguson, Anglesea CFA Captain As Anglesea is listed as number Andrew Rankin, and Police Minister Kim Wells who three in the most fire prone towns officially opened the new station. in the state and Aireys Inlet is listed as number one, we certainly need it. equipment room, the education facilities where we can teach students the danger of On Sunday 18 August 2013 our new fire station was officially opened. The wind blew a fire and survival skills. Our block of solar panels, wind turbine and our rain water tanks gale, perhaps that was nature’s way of marking the occasion as an important one for ensure running expenses will be kept to a Anglesea. Lots of people came to look and to minimum. Anglesea has the most modern Country Fire Authority building in the state. We celebrate. are indeed fortunate, as we also have a Dignitaries attending the opening included dedicated and skilled team to protect us inthe Kim Wells, Minister for Police & Emergency case of fire. Services, Terry Mulder and Simon Ramsay Anglesea’s history proves we need this facility. MPs. The CFA were represented by Michael The fires of 1851 wiped out everything in this Tudball, Mick Bourke, Bob Barry and Euen Ferguson. Margot Smith represented the Surf area. The whole area was occupied by the Wathaurong Tribe and a few squatters and Coast Shire. their stockmen. Fires have returned every few We reported in the last NewsAngle the great years, decimating much of Anglesea. The Ash facilities that are in this new station: the Wednesday fires of 1983 were the last garage for the vehicles, the cleaning room, the extreme fires in this area, but we know there will be others. Now we are better prepared for fire. Not just by having our new CFA facility but COMMUNITY HOUSE also by having been better educated about fire. Residents now have fire plans HILDCARE and know what they are going to do when TERM 4 to 2:15 pm fire strikes.


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Thank you to all those who contributed to the building of this new fire station. We are now better prepared in every way should we find ourselves again attacked by what we all fear, FIRE!

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22 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.

FROM THE ACH COORDINATOR have questions or need assistance in placing your event on the calendar.

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The online community calendar and noticeboard was unveiled to over thirty people in August at the Community House. Representatives from a wide range of community and sporting groups attended the launch. Events can now be easily placed onto the community calendar and have them displayed online. Visitors to Anglesea as well as locals can look up events, get detailed information about an event or a contact number to speak to someone, and even see a map showing the location of the event. Planning events should be easier as you can see ‘What's On’ for the whole year. The community noticeboard will assist locals to post information about group activities such as meetings, working bees or calls for volunteers. Not major events, but things that keep our community ticking. Local business and groups were excited about the Calendar and Noticeboard and how they will boost the success of events. This project has filled an important gap and need in the community. Contact the Community House if you

Thank you to everyone who completed the NewsAngle survey. Congratulations to the three general prize winners and the business prize winner. The information gained has been very valuable. Read the article on page three for further details. On behalf of our communities I would like to thank Jan Morris for the tireless hours she has devoted to producing your community newsletter. Jan has been editor of NewsAngle for six years and has decided it is time to hang up her ‘quill’. Jan has led a team of volunteers to

write, produce and deliver NewsAngle for you four times per year. Not an easy task! We appreciate everything Jan has done to ensure the publication is interesting, relevant and has met changing community needs. NewsAngle is produced for the community by a small group of dedicated volunteers. We are looking for more volunteers to ensure its survival into the future. We are particularly looking for more writers for the publication. If you would like to be involved, contact Alex at the Community House. Best wishes to you all, Alex Leknius ADCH Coordinator

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Thank you to all those who responded to the readership The Anglesea Community House with the support of a small survey in the previous issue of NewsAngle. Along with plenty of positive feedback, you provided great suggestions, which will help guide some of the improvements being considered for next year. Congratulations to our readers who won fabulous prizes for submitting their surveys: FIRST PRIZE – Simon Clark ($50 voucher for Reading Cinema) SECOND PRIZE – Sally Padfield ($30 voucher for Great Escape Books) THIRD PRIZE – Mel White ($20 voucher for McGains Nursery/Café) ADVERTISER’S PRIZE – Lisa O’Connell - Beachcombing Dogs (Free Ad) The results showed that most of you read your copy thoroughly to learn about local events, read about local people and check out the courses on offer at the Community House. Advertisers would be happy to note that readers looked for local products and services as the next most important category, with 76% of readers also regularly or sometimes using the ads to find a local product or service.

group of adults and 12 dynamic young people established the Mutant Youth Group in late 2012. The youth group met on a weekly basis in late 2012 working on young people’s needs and interests, group designs, playing music and also assisting with planning the opening of the Anglesea Skate Park. Following the successful opening of the Anglesea Skate Park the 12 young people in Mutant Youth went off on summer holidays, then back to school and the volunteer adults became increasingly busy. Thus the group has not met this year. At the most recent Board of Management meeting of the Community House, it was agreed to employ a professional part time Youth Worker to determine the needs and interests of local young people and potentially establish a youth group. It is anticipated that this investment in a part time Youth Worker by the Anglesea Community House will result in young people and adults working together on a diverse range of activities and events. If you are considering volunteering for the Youth Development Initiative (YDI) please give Alex a call at the Anglesea Community House. Paul Weight

The content of NewsAngle was judged to be interesting and relevant to most surveyed, but not as highly rated by young people and young families, which we hope to address. Most people like the design and layout but about a third thought it could be improved. We agree. We are working on that and hope to have a fresher look next year. The most favoured sections of NewsAngle were general community news and profiles of local people. The Surf Coast Shire news and the Course Guide were next in the popularity stakes. You told us you want more information about upcoming local news and events, and more written about environmental issues, such as river health and air quality. We also received a range of responses about what subjects received too much coverage. While views were differing, the NewsAngle committee has taken your feedback on board and will be attempting to provide a greater range of content in the future, to appeal to a wider cross-section of the community. We received many positive comments telling us that on the whole, you like the publication, you think a good job is being done for the community and many of you look forward to receiving your copy. Thanks again to all who participated and congratulations to the winners of the draw. Terrence Hoffman

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Betty Butterworth’s first visit to Anglesea was on the back of a motorbike, a few months before she married Brian. They moved to Anglesea to live after they were married in 1948. The population of Anglesea was 200. Building materials were still in short supply so Brian built their first house of conite, concrete over wire. It was in Camp Road and still stands today. Brian had come to Anglesea with the Geelong Scouts. They rode their bikes from Geelong to camp at the riverside scout camp, now Narambi. The Scouts also owned eight blocks of land on the eastern side of Camp Road. When the government granted them land at what is now Eumeralla Scout Park, the Camp Road land was sold and Brian bought a block for 50 pounds. Brian had a red Ford truck he purchased from army disposals. Carol and Bill Edwards had the Post Office and they were very friendly to the new comer Betty. Betty later helped sort the mail and looked after the Post Office while the Edwards went on holidays. Nancy Hedley invited Betty to Red Cross where she soon served as secretary and later treasurer. Betty was awarded a 60 year Red Cross membership recognition two years ago. When the Butterworth’s first son David, was born, he was the only baby in Anglesea. Betty wore out two sets of

Betty at the Community Garden wheels on the pram as the roads were so rough. Several years later Betty was instrumental in having a maternal health centre in Anglesea. When Betty arrived in 1948 Anglesea had a post office, general store, garage and Maid Marion’s was in the same place as it is now. The Bridge Café was at the bottom of Noble Street where the group of shops are now. The hotel was in the same place as today. There was a small fire station also at the bottom of Noble Street but there was no fire truck. The only church was the old Presbyterian church. Mrs Loveridge had built the lookout and had been generous to many organisations. Jack Burgess was the popular head



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lady scout leader. They were both involved in scouting at the river side camp and at the new Eumerella Camp Site.

Anglecrest, home of Brian & Betty Butterworth teacher at the one room school. Milk was delivered daily by Watmuff’s from the farm, bread was brought three times a week from Torquay and meat came twice a week and was sold from an old van. Fish and crayfish were available when the boats came in. There was no boat ramp, no doctor and no police. As there was no hall in Anglesea, dances were held in a big room at Maid Marions as well as the hall at The Pines Hostel, which was where the current school is now located. Films were held at the Scout Camp, with lots of mosquitoes. A swimming carnival was held on Boxing Day, in the river where there were change sheds and a diving board.

Betty and Brian lived in five houses in Anglesea. They left their first home in Camp Road to move to their next home in Walker Street, then their third move to Anglecrest where Betty often cooked for 20 people as it was a guest house. Their next move was to Noble Street where Brian built everything Betty had ever wanted in a home. Betty said she would never move from there, but she did. Their last move was to Harvey Street where Betty now has an uninterrupted view of the ocean. Betty has belonged to many organisations including CWA, Lions Village, Probus, Bowling Club, Presbyterian Church, Historical Society, Anglesea Players, Lionesses and many more. Her record of involvement in Anglesea seems never ending and she is still a valuable member of many organisations. When asked about the future of Anglesea, Betty said she hopes it will stay as a generous, warm and caring community. It is a community that Betty Butterworth has contiributed to for over 60 years, a much valued and

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As we all know, the best solution to surviving a bushfire, is to remove oneself from the area prior to the fire. Yet in many discussions I have had with local people on this matter, the trigger to go is variable and may not be activated for many reasons. If it’s a very hot day you may be swimming, or looking for loved ones who may be at the beach, or any of a million other things that mean that you don’t receive a phone call, or hear a radio or TV warning that you should activate your fire plan, and you may end up being caught in something you did not anticipate. Visitors in town for the day for a swim, or those who have rented a beach house would not be aware of safe places or the need for a fire plan as they are not normally discussed over a latte in Fitzroy or Glen Waverley. It doesn’t matter why you are here, the fact is you are here, and if the bushfire is closing in, what comes next? That’s why I researched this article. Are there fire shelters that may be able to save us? In short the answer is yes, and no. It depends on a multitude of factors from where you are at the time, to how good the shelter is at dealing with the conditions at that spot, to how many of you are there seeking shelter. There is a standard for building bushfire shelters published by the Australian Building Codes Board. This is in response to the 2009 Bushfires Royal Commission’s recommendations. Let’s look at a few of the core parts of the standard. The location of a shelter must be a minimum of 6 metres from a dwelling, any boundary and all other fuel sources such as trees and shrubs. Is your house block big enough? It needs a fair sized clearing to be safe. Then there is the size of the shelter itself. It needs to be built with a certain number of people in mind. Each person needs a minimum floor area of 0.75 square metres as well as volume (for air) of 1.2 cubic metres per person. So if I have a family of me and three others do I just build for the four of us, or should I add a couple more in case we have someone staying with us? Or what about my neighbours, would they come here if

they knew there was a shelter? I could have half the street here. My head is starting to spin. But there is a lot more. It must be constructed of materials that can withstand a lot and keep occupants inside with sufficient air and temperature control for a minimum of an hour. This also needs smoke exclusion and a rather special kind of door. Then there is signage, a viewing window and maintenance schedules and testing. It is a lot of work and it doesn’t cease once the shelter is built. See -resources/publications/~/media/Files/ Download%20Documents/Education% 20and%20Training/ Handbooks/2010_Performance Standard_for_PBS.ashx if you want to see the whole document. Not great reading, but it could help save your life. A private company is advertising a product called Wildfire Safety Bunkers. This appears to be a simpler way to go. The company sells two products. One is a simple storage bunker where you can keep all of your valuables in an underground bunker. So you don’t need to carry stuff with you when you go, except for the essentials like water. The other product is a bunker to place people in to escape a fire. This bunker comes in two sizes, one for six people, the other for up to twelve people. These are simple to install but cost around $20,000 plus, after installation and transport costs. You need to excavate a hole located in an appropriate site to contain a prefabricated cement box. It is

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MUSIC FESTIVAL Anglesea Music Festival will be a hive of entertainment taking place on the 18th -20th October. The hot news is that the 2013 Anglesea Music Festival lineup has just received another mammoth boost with the announcement of the inclusion of Brian Cadd, Sandi Thom, Dallas Frasca, Damien Howard and The Ploughboys, The Shannon Bourne Trio, Bowie Jane, Jay Hoad, Cleveland Blues, The Little Stevies, The Glitter Gang, Oozin Blues, Sweethearts, Michael Waugh, Dan and Amy, The Dub Captains, Slim Dime and The Praire Kings, Brooklyn Finest, Keshie, The Slide Show Brides, Cookie Baker, Grand Soul Audio, McAlpines Fusilier, The Arachnids, The Little Giants, Altitu de, The Menagarie, Square One, Comedy section starring Simon Palomares and Adam Rozenback. The third and last round of performers are still in the pipe line to be announced shortly. The Anglesea Music Festival offers something for everyone, showcasing the real stars of today and tomorrow. With the

new footprint of a village hub, an eclectic array of genres will create a truly unforgettable experience with quality and variety, a comedy segment, youth performers, buskers competition, LP open stage performances, creative workshops, gospel morning, market stalls, multicultural food and indulgences, the Vanessa bus , Street surfer bus and a bus service from Aireys Inlet and Torquay. Early Bird tickets have taken flight and are on sale until 15th September unless sold out. Tickets available through Moshtix, Anglesea Hotel or special accommodation packages are available, please see website for details. Children under 12 with a ticketed adult are free

Cinnamon Stephens, will each have a unique set for the design and will be sprinkled throughout the festivities of the main venues. A Busking Competition, with cash prizes up for grabs will be voted on by the public and presented at the closing ceremony. Another local artist Karen Leeman will display carnival cut-outs for all to enjoy. ‘LP Stage’ With the Surfcoast Shire completing work on the multi-purpose performance space in the Lions Park, the exciting LP Stage will provide an alternative performance area outside of the main festival venues. Uber Mama is the fringe venue and will be offering a great performer session timetable along with a tasty menu and coffee on the go. ‘Kick Starter’ Oxygen College together with AMF have incorporated an innovative program which has a focus on students receiving a stepping stone to developing careers. ‘Laughing Matters’ is our comedy segment and will have the festival attendees in stitches. Adam Rozenbachs - stand up comedian, writer, broadcaster and ventriloquist dummy disliker - has steadily risen to become one of Australia's funniest writers and broadcasters. Simon Palomares is a Spanish-Australian comedian and actor, best known for his character "Ricky" in Acropolis Now.


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Palomares was one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out of Work comedy stage show, which later evolved into the Acropolis Now TV series. The New Bus Service Friday Night bus service – Torquay and Jan Juc pick up: MacDonalds Bus Stop 6.30pm- Duffields Road Vline Bus Stop 6.45pm Fairhaven and Aireys Inlet Pick up: Fairhaven Surf Club 6.30pm -Aireys Top Shop 6.45pm Return buses to Torquay and Fairhaven leave festival at 12.15am from Post Office Anglesea Return buses for Anglesea area leave festival at 12.15am from Anglesea Hotel.

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Saturday Bus service – Torquay and Jan Juc pick up: MacDonalds Bus Stop 11.30am, 5.30pm- Duffields Road Vline bus stop 11.45am, 5.45pm Fairhaven and Aireys Inlet pick up: Fairhaven Surf Club 11.30am, 5.30pm-Aireys Top Shop 11.45, 5.45pm Return buses to Torquay and Fairhaven leave festival at 12.15am from Post Office Anglesea Return buses for Anglesea area leave festival at 12.15am from Anglesea Hotel. Bus prices Adults $10 a day, kids under 17 $5 a day Backpacks will be checked by police on arrival in Anglesea. No alcohol on the buses. No buses available on Sunday. So get behind this event, there is something for everyone. For further details visit

The bargains at the resale shed were amazing. The shed is well worth a visit. No rather regular visits, as the stock is changing constantly. The resale shed is open every Saturday from 10.00am to 2.00pm. All money from sales will be issued to local charities. Charities can share in profits by providing volunteers to staff the shed on Saturdays. Ex councillor, Jim Tutt has been responsible for the organisation of this project. He is responsible for the roster. He is looking for people from Anglesea organisations who are willing to help on a Saturday. Jim can be contacted on 5263 1227.

the Anglesea Tip and Recycle Centre. The new resale shed is full of great things that still have a useful life. When I visited one Saturday recently my friend bought two sets of drawers for just $10 each. We purchased a great computer desk for the Historical Society for $15. There was a choice of beds and book shelves. Some things required repair but most were ready to use. Some things at the resale shed are new. There was an air conditioner still in its box. Several boxes of tiles with enough to do quite a reasonable area.

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Sometimes you need a bit of luck!! Policing can be diverse and challenging at times and we experience a wide range of incidents and issues. The nature of policing can test our resilience and judgement. The outcomes of decisions that we make can have a significant impact. Winter along the coast sees a reduction in the number of visitors but it can also provide an opportunity for some undesirables to take advantage. This following circumstance is an example of persistent and challenging police work mixed with a bit of luck. On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of August on the coast was similar to other wintery weekends. The shift started at 6.00pm Friday night, it was wet and cold with very few problems until about 1.00am Saturday morning when we responded to a fatal accident at Winchelsea. Attending to these accidents is never an easy task but the investigation needs to be thorough to establish the cause and to prepare a report for the state coroner. We clear the scene and reopen the highway and our shift finishes at 7.00 am.

checks of the Painkalac Creek at Aireys Inlet to monitor the water level become a priority. The shift finished at 3.00 am Sunday once the water level appeared to remain steady. Sunday’s shift started at 2.00pm and at about 7.30pm we responded to a call for assistance from a family who had become bogged near Telegraph Road off the Aireys Inlet/Bambra Road. The conditions were terrible with strong winds, heavy rain and low cloud making it impossible for the police helicopter to fly over to get an accurate location for a land search. During the search the police helicopter was diverted back to Torquay to search for two offenders who had smashed their way into the Torquay IGA. Due to the conditions, the search had to be abandoned at 1.00 am Monday, with the intention of resuming at first light when the weather improved. We completed our shift with a member going on availability overnight and we planned to be back at the station at 6.00am to coordinate a search involving Parks Vic, SES, and Police Search and Rescue.

The member on call got one hour sleep when his phone rang with a report of a burglary at the IGA supermarket in Lorne. After picking up his equipment and vehicle he drove towards Lorne with the details of a vehicle that the Saturday night is taken up with normal operational duties and regular offenders had used at the burglary. As

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he travelled through Anglesea he saw the vehicle in Harvey Street and attempted to intercept it. The occupants of the vehicle ran from the car which resulted in a ground search. The goods from the IGA were recovered. It was then established later that the car was also stolen. The vehicle was secured and the search for the two culprits continued. Sometimes persistence can return great rewards and a couple of hours later the second police member was driving to work to coordinate the search for the bogged family when he spotted two people walking along the roadside near Forrest Road and Great Ocean Road. At 5.50am this was unusual and his suspicions were realised when he pulled up at the police station and was briefed on the overnight activities in Lorne. Shortly after this conversation a male and female were arrested for the theft of a motor vehicle and a number of burglaries, including the IGA’s at Torquay and Lorne earlier on. Detectives were called in to process the offenders and both were remanded in custody and charged with several offences committed in our area. The arrest of these two was significant as they were responsible for a number of burglaries committed in Geelong and the surrounding areas. It was the result of good judgement, persistence and a little bit of luck. Both members from Anglesea resumed the search for the missing family off Telegraph Road and they were located safe and well by Parks Rangers at about 8.40am. I would like to introduce a new member to the station. Senior Constable Darren Looker has transferred to Anglesea from Geelong. Darren has replaced Leading Senior Constable Wood who has transferred to Torquay. Until next time, stay safe and drive carefully on the wet roads. Anglesea Police 52633468 or if urgent 000. Kevin Warburton Sergeant Anglesea Police Station



Anyone who has donated time as a volunteer can relate to how difficult it can be to find a new volunteer. However this is a volunteer story that has worked out very nicely. Lions Village Anglesea Incorporated opened its doors to the first residents in January 1990. Over the years residents have enjoyed affordable low cost trouble free housing administrated by volunteer staff. Due to the diminishing availability of volunteers the idyllic lifestyle of the village was threatened. It has proven unreasonable to expect volunteers to give the time and effort required to manage and respond to the increasing regulations involved with managing a retirement village. Smooth operation today requires qualified professionals who are familiar with this expanding industry; they can ensure the village remains a smart and secure investment for older people in Anglesea and surrounding areas. The Lions Village Anglesea current management structure was not able to continue indefinitely; the popular option considered was to merge with a comparable not-for-profit organization with similar philosophy, aims and objectives who could “fit in� with the Anglesea community. Sirovilla Elderly People’s Homes Inc. fitted the criteria. In fact close to what could be considered family. Sirovilla is located in Belmont, Geelong and their history is

YMCA Camps have been delivering memorable camping experiences to people of all ages and abilities throughout our 150 years. YMCA Camping aims to strengthen communities, help build relationships and assist individuals to gain new skills and independence, whilst developing resilience. Anglesea Recreation Camp offers something for everyone. We recognise that groups come in all shapes and sizes. We can accommodate small groups of 15 to large groups of 148 and anything in between. We are flexible in our approach to dietary requirements, program planning and delivery, activities and accessibility to all of our facilities. Telephone 5263 1512 More than just camps!

very similar to Lions Village Anglesea. Sirovilla is a not for profit village that was established 43 years ago by social club members of the CSIRO for the purpose of providing affordable housing to the elderly. The village was established with volunteer labour, and has grown to include 64 home units operated by three part time professional staff. The organization has gained an admirable service record and reputation to maintain quality housing for older persons. Lions Village Anglesea was not sold to Sirovilla, legislation prohibits that. Both organisations are Incorporated Associations and are directed by a very different set of laws to commercial enterprise. For a merger or takeover involving Incorporated Associations there must firstly be the approval of the members, then one or both organisations must cease operation, followed by the passing of assets and liabilities free of charge to the remaining or a newly formed Incorporated Association. Lions Village Anglesea members met on 15th August 2013 and agreed unanimously to support the transfer of Lions Village Anglesea to Sirovilla. This will be effective 2nd September 2013. The involvement of Sirovilla with Lions Village Anglesea will cause minimal disruption to the residents whose existing conditions have been guaranteed by Sirovilla. The long-term viability of the village will be strengthened, therefore continuing to meet the needs of the older residents of Anglesea. The benefit to Sirovilla is the growth of the combined villages to 82 units, which provides more negotiating power with service providers and government agencies. Through the merger, Sirovilla will take over quality, well maintained units and significant liquid assets. The village will continue to be a valuable contributor to the community of Anglesea. For further information Lions Village Anglesea 5263 2055. Sirovilla, Tim Liston 5241 1517/0423 303 171

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With all the trees in Anglesea we have two eccentric wood ducks that regularly roost on the two-storey chimney next door to us. That illustrates an essential part of Anglesea you can be different but still fit in. And now let's finish off with a groan: Do you know why the surfie went to the hairdresser? He thought he'd get a permanent wave.

celebrating going on at the Lions Village when the royal baby was born on Little Evelyn's 96th birthday! And then he was invested with her late husband's name, George. So Evelyn has really hit the royal jackpot.

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On our weekly bike ride around Anglesea we observed that tradies like to have fun. It was a sunny day but not good for surfing. We spied a group of workmen in Coogoorah Park - two were up the masts of the Inverlochy and other was checking out the bouncy riders. Later on we found them at the new sandy playground at the rivermouth enthusiastically digging a tunnel. I asked if they'd found any treasure, but so far luck had eluded them. The Aborigines called our river Kuarka Dorla which means sandy stream, so it seems that its mouth has always had a build-up of sand. In the old days, when the councils wouldn't build us a bridge, the coaches had to cross on the sandbar at the rivermouth at low tide. The horses would be whipped up to make a dash for it before the quicksand opened up , causing havoc for passengers, coach, and horses. What's In A Name? part 2: We all know that the accommodation establishment in Weir Street was instigated by the Lions Club as a follow-on to the Lions Village .... and it did have a name back in 2000. As it was situated in Kuarka Dorla Reserve the Lions approached the Watharung Aboriginal Co-operative in Geelong for a suitable name. 'Altjera' was suggested as this word means 'where old people live'; so it was named Altjera Grove. The original signboard is still here and was on the site until Blue Cross took over. Furio! Furio! Wherefore art thou, Furio? It is indeed a time of change in Anglesea - the Furio era is over and we welcome John, the new cheerful owner of the revamped premises. We wish Furio all the best in whatever his future will be, and say thank you for all the good times we've had in the Restaurante! However the Maid Marion period has not gone completely as the historic link remains with the store/cafe retaining the name Maids. May the Russells' enjoy their new freedom; as we look forward to continued service from our very own Anglesea Maids. We have all heard of the Power Of One, but here at the Anglesea Senior Cits we have the Power of John. At the Club birthday party our president, John, very cheekily chided the mayor about all the large pot holes in our car park. Such is his charm that within a few days the pot holes were no more - they had all been neatly filled in and all those bumps in our lives had disappeared! Thank you John. Now I am wondering what other miracles he can perform for us. Congratulations go out to Doreen Geeves who celebrated her 98th birthday recently!! Anglesea seems to be a good place for a long life; so I've decided to stick around.

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SUDOKU Solution to Quick Crossword on page 30

To solve this Sudoku each horizontal line, vertical row and three by three square must contain every number from 1 to 9. Using the given starter numbers, you must be able to start working out where other numbers must be logically placed. Turn to page 30 for the solution to the Sudoku.

STAIN GLASS WINDOW In the Uniting Church in Murch Crescent is a beautiful stained glass window in memory of Ian Dennis Watmuff, who died 14 March 1959, at only 19 years of age. This window was taken from the old Presbyterian Church that was previously in the same position. The window was presented to the church by Ian’s parents Geoffrey and Alma Watmuff.

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ANGLESEA HISTORY? What was the original name of Anglesea? Name the ship wrecked here in 1902? What year was the new bridge built over the Anglesea River? What buildings were once along the sand dunes? Who was the first post mistress of Anglesea? Where was the first tennis club in Anglesea? Who ran the coach service from Geelong to Anglesea 1898 to 1926? Who was the first person to farm in Anglesea? What year did the Anglesea School open? Who was Head Teacher at the school in the1950’s? What year did Alcoa mine open in Anglesea? What sort of trees were planted in the plantation along Camp Road in the 1920’s? Who had the lookout built on Harvey Street? Where was the Catholic Church built in 1957? What was the name of the café built opposite the main beach in 1958?

The Watmuff family came to Anglesea in January 1948. Geoffrey was English, he was born in Yorkshire, Liversedge in 1906. He came to Australia by the ship Ulysses arriving in September, 1919, with his parents Emma and Gilbert Watmuff. They lived in Melbourne where Gilbert worked in the woollen mills, at Yarra Falls and later Geelong. Geoffrey, who also worked in the woollen mills, married Almira (Alma) Boyd in Geelong in 1932. They moved to Anglesea in 1948 purchasing the farm known as The Wattles from Tom and Bernice Lugg. They continued Lugg’s milk delivery round, in Anglesea. Watmuffs sold the farm to Alcoa in 1959 and the milk round to Bill Hunt. Geoffrey and Alma had two sons Gordon and Ian and one daughter Heather. Tragically they lost both sons, Ian who died in an accident in 1959 and Gordon who died in 1986. Gordon had been in the air force, serving in Malaysia and Maralinga before returning to Anglesea to live. Alma died in 1985 and Geoffrey in 1990.They are buried together in the Highton cemetery. Heather Campbell (nee Watmuff) and her husband Lance still reside in Anglesea, as does their daughter Lisa, Gordon’s widow, Pat, and daughter Kim. A visit to the Uniting Church to view the beautiful stained glass window is highly recommended.

ANSWERS 1. Swampy Creek 2. Inverlochy 3. 1892 4. Bathing Boxes 5. Agnes Murray 6. Cnr. Parker & Tonge Streets 7. Cobb & Co. 8. Henry Bubb 9. 1927 10. Jack Burgess 11. 1968 12. pine 13. Bertha Loveridge 14. Cnr. Noble & Murray Streets. 15. Four Kings

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also in tree-lined creeks, timber on farmland, leafy suburbs, and offshore The Southern Boobook Owl is a bird once islands. common to Anglesea but is now seldom seen here. It is more commonly know as Mopokes are generally nocturnal, the mopoke because of its call. Long roosting by day in thick foliage. When time resident of Anglesea, Coral Buckley threatened, they sit bolt upright, with recently saw two in Butterworth Cresent. feathers pressed tight against the The mopoke actually has many common body, and turn side-on to the source names including morepork, the name it of the threat, appearing long and is known by in New Zealand. slender. The mopoke lives anywhere where there are trees. Eucalypt forest and woodland appear to be the preferred habitat but

Mopokes feed on small mammals, their specialty being the house mouse, and birds up to the size of

Mature adult Southern Boobook Owl a sparrow. They also feed on beetles and moths. Their usual form of hunting is from a perch, such as a low branch or fence-post. Flying insects are taken by hawking flight through and above trees, taking only one insect each flight, and transferring it to the beak before bringing it to the nest or landing to eat it. Other insects are snatched from foliage or caught on the ground. These birds are 25 to 36cm in length with a wingspan of 70-85cm. Upper parts are pale to dark brown, depending on locality or individual variation, with white spots on the wings and back. The under-parts are buff with broad streaks and mottling, the indistinct facial disc being much paler than the general colour with a large dark patch behind the eye. The bill is a blue-grey, and feet pale blue-grey. Adults have a greenishyellow iris, while a juvenile's is brown. The females are slightly larger and more richly coloured. Immature birds are paler than adults.

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The breeding season is August and September. Pairs perch close together with the male giving 'pot pot por' call, for long periods. One or both birds may roost in a nest hole together before breeding starts. The Southern Boobook's nest is normally a tree hollow, which is lined with wood shavings, leaves and small twigs, but may be left bare. The male cleans out the hollow before eggs are laid. The female incubates the eggs, but both sexes feed the young. The young, when hatched, have white down and are fledged in five to six weeks.


ANGAIR WILDFLOWER AND ART WEEKEND The Anglesea Wildflower and Art weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 September 10.00am to 4.30pm Staged at the Anglesea Memorial Hall and surrounds, McMillan Street. Enjoy the splendid display of indigenous

flowers and orchids, and a huge collection of flowers from all over Australia. There are heaps of activities for children of all ages with projects to make and take home such as a nesting box, an insect house and their own plants. If you want to join one of the free guided tours to the Anglesea heath to see orchids and wildflowers

Margaret McDonald showing members a plant growing, book early on the Saturday or Sunday. Bring an exotic weed to exchange for a free indigenous plant. There are stalls with plants, books, crafts, light refreshments, the Art Show and much more.

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The Last ANZAC


A new ANZAC song

" A tribute to the ANZAC spirit beautifully sung by 12 year old Sarah De Bono" - Ian Henderson , ABC TV , ANZAC March Opening, "An anthem for future generations"- National Nine News


The song was written to provide a new interpretation of the ANZAC story for the younger generation. It aims to perpetuate the memory of Alec Campbell- the last ANZAC who passed away in 2003 The song pays tribute to the contribution of those who have fought for Australia and looks to a future of peace in a changing world.

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Am I the only one that thinks it has been a long, cold and wet winter? The reason I think that is because it is the first winter I have not had a holiday somewhere warm, had a cold that lasted for weeks, and was incapacitated for a short period after a knee arthroscope. It is so easy to start feeling sorry for yourself when things are not the way you expect. So when that happens the thing I like to say to myself is “build a bridge” – get over it. I am glad it is warming up.

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The election has warmed up activity in the area. Being in the most marginal seat in the country is throwing the spotlight on Corangamite and we have had a lot of visits from both the major parties. I don’t think K Rudd made it to Anglesea, and I was too late on my walk to see T Abbott at the lookout! Jon Faine did a morning broadcast from Torquay and our Mayor Libby was interviewed – it was a great opportunity Margot Smith to talk about the local issues and showcase the area – pity it was windy Noel Foster in particular. From and cold, but certainly better than fundraising in our community to being in Melbourne. convincing authorities to commit and fund the rebuild, Elections do provide the opportunity to the brigade should be very get funding for priority projects in the proud of their new facility and Shire and we have had promises from the new fire truck that was both sides so the outcomes and presented on the opening day. delivery will be interesting to see. Hopefully we can achieve the same with the Bowling Club The best activities over the past couple proposal. of months have been the Riverbank and the Anglesea CFA opening. The Anglesea and District Unfortunately I missed the Riverbank Community House has also opening – I was playing golf in one of launched the web page the district events and would probably as a have been better off planting trees! The community notice board with area does look fantastic and in a few events, and a directory of years when the trees have grown will community information. It is a be even better. great place to see what is on The new CFA Station really stands out on the drive into town and is a credit to the hard work and determination of their members – Jamie Mackenzie and

and advertise your events, and while you’re there you can check out the courses available at the House. I have been doing the web design course with Donna Nolan and been using the info to improve my blog. So you can go to

to see the result.

Lastly we have recently had another incident of fish dying in the river. The heavy rains causing acid to leech from the soil upstream have caused this. The pH level has dropped to 4.5. Hopefully we can provide details on actions to be taken on this very soon. Watch out for updates on my blog. Enjoy the spring. Margot Community Houses are for Everyone




Planting huge tracts of pine trees in Anglesea’s otherwise wasteland seemed a good idea at the time. As early as 1920, with troops returned from WW1, the government was looking for projects to provide employment. The Forest Commission was reported to be prepared to pay five shillings (50 cents) an acre for the land, but in the end they just obtained it through a transfer from one government department to another. It is interesting that the Forest Commission was prepared to pay only five shillings an acre for the land, when government land had been one pound (two dollars) an acre from 1848 under pre-emptive right. A letter dated 31 January 1924 from the Forest Commission to the Lands Department describes land north and south of the Anglesea River as

Tea break as workers prepare land for planting of pine trees c.1927

an acreage of roughly 23,500 acres north of the stream, and about 6,000 acres to the southward, the vegetation is composed mainly of low stunted crooked messmate and peppermint, with grass-trees at frequent intervals….an indication of poor soil.

Fire became their constant enemy and the Commission cleared 300 acres of timbered country to provide fire breaks around the plantations. Plantations were located adjacent to Camp Road, near Mt Ingoldby and near Gilbert Street adjoining Aireys Inlet. A second nursery was established at Gum Flats.

Despite this report the Forest Commission went ahead and established a nursery at Norsewood (the site of the now BMX track) and planted out the first area of pine trees. There were no houses for the early employees, who had to camp or live in a boarding house, leaving their families elsewhere until houses could be built. Two of the families who came to work at the Pine Nursery, the Davidson and Smythe families have records of coming to Anglesea without their families due to lack of accommodation. Houses were eventually built on land purchased by the Forest Commission in Camp Road. Some were at the back of the old school site. Needing more workers to come to Anglesea, the Forest Commission donated the land for a school, to encourage families to come here. In 1929 they advertised for six married men to come and work at Anglesea. By 1930, the Forest Commission had 80 men working for them at the busiest time of the year.

Forest Commission house, Anglesea 1940 All did not go to plan. Some trees planted in fertile soil grew well, but those planted in poor soils were stunted, rather like the native trees that had been cleared for the plantations. The Age newspaper of 23 February 1936 reported that Pinus Radiatus were not doing well at

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Pine Nursery at ‘Norsewood,’ Camp Road, Anglesea c.1929

Anglesea. Mr Lind, the then Minister for Forests, reported following his inspection, that coastal lands were not suitable for pine plantations and that the plantations were not doing well. The Forest Commission continued to maintain their plantings in Anglesea, but the pine plantations were only part of their work. Fires continued to be a constant threat. The beginning of 1945 saw fire once again sweep through Anglesea. The Age of 1 January 1945 reported 50 acres of pines had been burnt at Anglesea.

Unfortunately, after the plantations were eventually disbanded many of the pines were not removed. This has caused invasion of pines into the Great Otway National Park and the Alcoa lease area. Remaining pines can be seen near the current Anglesea school. Weeding of pine trees around Anglesea is a continual task. If anyone finds a small pine tree growing in the bush, you may have a good Christmas tree and weed our bush-land. Reprinted from the Anglesea & District Historical Society Newsletter, Coastal Current

GEELONG, Sunday: Two thousand acres of the Anglesea district were swept by fire, which broke out on Friday, and 50 acres of pine plantation and 1,000 acres of wattles were destroyed. The main pine plantation was not damaged. The home of Mr McDougall, forestry officer, caught fire, but was saved as a result of efforts of the volunteer fire fighters.

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Our poetry competition has now


closed and has been judged. Congratulations to the winners. The judges were most impressed with the number and standard of entries. Judging was by suitably qualified literary specialists. The winner of the competition is Elizabeth Gooding with her poem, Old. The judges comments were as follows:-’The sentiments are sincere, choice of words is appropriate and economical.’ Elizabeth receives a cheque for $100 as first prize.

Three other poems were highly commended. They each received a $20 publication fee. They were John Morrow’s poems The Tree House and Spring (published in issue 113) and Melva Stott’s Emu Doggerel.

OLD How old are you? Not very—not old at all. At seventeen I saw my grandmother, with wrinkles and slow gait glasses and soft white powder. She was eighty and ancient. At thirty-five it was my mother at the middle age of sixty-two, with a full round body, jowls and flabby arms Who made me think of old. Now I’m fifty one tired, too busy, unfit, and in my face I see those other two old women. So do others. ‘You’re like your mother,’ they say and its true. Elizabeth Gooding

THE TREE HOUSE There’s an old abandoned tree-house half hidden in a tree the rotten ladder missing rungs the trapdoor long since seized the corrugated iron roof has rusted out and leaks hear it grating in the wind four limbs around it creak

it’s in an ancient stringybark timbers warped and grey the children who commissioned it have grown and gone away high tea parties are over now a broken cup and saucer and teddy bear are lying there bereft of son and daughter it’s old and frail and falling down forgotten in the leaves still cradling in empty arms the ghosts of make believe John Morrow



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EMU DOGGEREL There once was an emu on an out-of-town farm, She was a snappy old spinster without any charm; She chased all the children - they took off with dread When they quickened their pace, the faster she sped. As the emu got faster, the children grew thinner, They’d all dream at night of a hot emu dinner. Her name was Matilda - a terrible false ‘n’, For her gangling legs were not made for waltzin’, Her eyelashes were long, but not very beguiling As her dark beady eyes beneath were not smiling. She hated all humans , especially the children, She chased them like hell, but she never quite killed ‘‘em. She’d breathe down their necks with unsavoury breath, And thought that one day she would scare them to death. But she did like to nip them; fast food? Could she try it? She’d love succulent fingers as part of her diet. Now, quite unknown to them, salvation was nearing, For justice sneaks up without drum-roll or cheering. An itinerate swaggy turned up one day A magician he’d been when that work used to pay. Matilda was broody, she’d retired to her nest, So they regaled the stranger with tales of their pest. Intending to make their future much lighter, He produced a blue egg, ‘Put this under the blighter.’ In twenty one days when the egg came to life, A dragon emerged, bringing trouble and strife For poor old Matilda. It made her life hell; The kids had a reprieve, things were going quite well, But alas and alack ‘twas the end for Matilda, For when that dragon grew up it obligingly killed ‘er. Melva Stott

Following the public meeting held in March (Siren Alerts For Everyone) there has been no official statement from the State Government. I understand that the Fire Services Commissioner has circulated a draft report ,in July, to various agencies and Councils. Following their feedback/comments on the draft, the Commissioner then reported to the Minister FOR POLICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES. The Minister was then to report to Parliament. So far there has been no outcome. This report was based upon the evaluation of sirens that were operational in Victoria (some 30 or so) over the last fire season. It is believed the report recommends: - establishment of sirens as an alerting system, that will be part of other alert/ information systems (not just for bush fires) - the operation/control of the sirens will be the responsibility of the appropriate agency i.e. CFA or DSE in rural areas and appropriate groups in metro/ major cities. The Surf Coast Shire had previously, in March, indicated it would advise residents of the report, once the Minister has officially tabled it. I'm sure we all await this and trust that Sirens will be operational in our area before Christmas !! Jim Tutt (former SCS Councillor on behalf of the Anglesea, SAFE Forum Convenors) LIONS CLUB OF ANGLESEA INC. BOX B, 32 Murrat Street. Anglesea 3230

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This delightful valley between Aireys Inlet and Lorne was first named Grassy Creek by William Urquhart. In 1912 Alfred Anderson built a South African style mud and log hut here. At a meeting of 500 people held in Colac on March 22, 1918, the Great Ocean Road Trust was officially formed. Cr Howard Hitchcock was elected president and the budget was set at 150,000 pounds ($300,000) for a road that would run for 100 miles (160km). The wisdom of such an ambitious plan was doubted by many.

Maid’s Pantry Emma Williams and Angela Frank are well renowned, passionate local chefs who receive much satisfaction from producing beautiful dishes using produce sourced from our local area. They use free range pork, beef and eggs, and wherever possible support sustainable, ethical, local businesses, using Stabbs for specialty meats, Jonesy’s dairy products, Greendale pork, Otway prime beef and Pennyroyal farm for preserves.

They are delighted to have opened Maid’s Pantry in the old ‘Marion’s’ shop opposite the river, and feel excited and honoured to be operating out of an iconic building that provides position, history and reputation. Coffee and quality leaf tea are a priority, with trained barristers and front of house staff providing service to During construction of the Great Ocean Road, a camp was built at Grassy Creek to accommodate the returned WW1 servicemen their customers. As well as every day dining, they are introducing a large range of take home frozen dinners, who were building the road. When completed the GOR became the largest war memorial in the world. A toll-gate, to help finance starting from $6 a serve. They hope to return Maids to its hey day, so that it will become a bustling central the building of the road, was erected near the high rock hub of the community. The shop and kitchen have now formation known as the Pinnacle. A scale of charges applied, been renovated, and floors resealed and polished. with two shillings and sixpence (25 cents) for cars, two shillings (20 cents) for motorcycles with sidecars, one shilling (10 cents) One of their most popular selling items is their Rocky for motorcycles and one shilling (10 cents) for passengers. Road... here’s the recipe After the Great Ocean Road was completed, Catherine Anderson opened a tea room to cater for the passing traffic. During the 1950’s it became the Black Stump Tearooms and a caravan ROCKY ROAD park was added. The remains of the camp and the wooden bridge, were destroyed by the Ash Wednesday fires of 1983. 1kg marshmallows Grassy Creek is now the site of the Christian Brothers’, Santa 300g of roasted pistachio nut kernels Monica Camp. Lindsay Braden 1kg of dark chocolate 8 pieces of turkish delight, rose water 1/4 cup of coconut thread At the 1918 meeting in Colac a brochure was distributed, billing the Great Ocean Road as a "worthy memorial to all Victorian soldiers and a national asset for Victoria. The carrying out of this scheme would provide the finest ocean road in the world.”

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The new Anglesea Riverbank playground is proving to be a source of great delight to children and their parents if we can judge by the number playing there, even on the coolest days. This is not a conventional playground. It has been designed to provide stimulating play experiences within a safe setting, so is certainly not a ho-hum park with swing, slide and seesaw. The concept of a natural play zone reflects the design’s intention to ensure that the playground enhances the vegetated appearance of the region and that the play elements are derived from the ‘Bush meets the Sea’ site context, primarily consisting of weathered timber and rock. A scrutiny of what the design offers begins with the path that encircles the playground. The concrete path is very accessible for everyone, with plenty of room for prams, scooters, wheelchairs and running little feet. Inlayed into the path are various sets of bird and animal tracks and shells which have proved great for little ones to follow and find out what creatures would have made the tracks. There is excitement for all from the whale ribs climbing frame, to the swing basket whale jaw, the shark and octopus, the balance beams, the underground pipe that means you can whisper into a funnel and be heard quite clearly on the other side of the park. Imagination can run riot here, with children playing pirates and fishermen, underwater adventurers and monkeys, birds in nests, or whatever else they can think of, discover or envisage. The playground is set against the background of the Anglesea river, surrounded by wide grassed areas for more traditional games like football, cricket, and kite flying.

money contributed to this project, and to the Anglesea Community Partnership Group who had worked very hard to ensure that the project met community needs as well as fitting into the environmental and recreational plans for the riverside area. Lions Club members cooked a most welcome barbeque for all participants to enjoy. Both locals and visitors can now look forward to exciting times ahead with the finalisation of this beautiful and innovative project.

New seating has been installed around the playground, and octopus tentacles and sound bells are in place. The kelp deck area and the rock climbing walls were completed in time for the official opening on July 26. This day coincided with Schools Tree Day and the children from Anglesea Primary School, ably lead by members of ANGAIR, eagerly planted out the landscaped area. A large group of excited children and parents from Anglesea and Aireys play groups mingled with the Mayor, Libby Coker, official guests and community members for the launch of the revamped precinct. Acknowledgements were made to Surf Coast Shire and the State Government for the large amounts of

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Liz Clark


IT HASN’T CHANGED ANGLESEA AGED CARE I discovered ‘There has been absolutely no difference for the residents,’ when visiting the Anglesea Aged Care Facility following it changing hands from Blue Cross to the Aged Care Services Australia Group. The same high standards are obvious, as you look around the facility. Residents have delightful bedrooms where they are able to bring some pieces of furniture to really make their room home. Activities are abundant with regular physiotherapy, films, games, sing-alongs and other entertainment. Family and friends are always welcome to drop in just as they were when the residents still lived at home. Food is always a concern when people are moving into care. If the afternoon tea we enjoyed of is any indication, the food is of a very high standard with a home cooked flavour. Special diets are catered for. The menu for each day is displayed. It looked delicious with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. The gardens are beautiful. Big windows allow the residents to appreciate them and seats encourage them to go outside in the sunshine. When we visited, we were excited to see two fire tailed finches drinking from a birdbath. Despite the freedom to enjoy the garden, the property is secure, thus catering for dementia patients, keeping them safe. I was struck by the friendliness of the staff who have as their motto ‘We Care.’ The way they speak to the residents, guide them gently and encourage them is what makes the facility a great place to live. Many volunteers provide companionship and activities. One volunteer Lance Campbell, has been working there on a voluntary basis since it opened. Being at Anglesea Aged Care

MBJ towards it with the Lions and Lionesses Clubs. The best is what we now have, a place we can be proud to have our friends and relatives spend the later part of their lives, not shut away but still part of the community.

Facility does not mean you are cut off from the community. Community groups visit the facility and groups of residents are taken out to community events. There is a special bus designed to transport the residents on outings. Once a month a group of men go to the Men’s Shed where they enjoy activities and a barbecue lunch. When Brian Butterworth had a vision over 20 years ago for an aged care facility to be built in Anglesea, he dreamt of the best and he and his wife Betty worked

The name ‘Aged Care Facility’ is the only thing that the locals are unhappy with. However the administrative staff indicated that could well change. If you have a suggestion for a name why not let them know. They may even take up your suggestion.

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TECHANGLE Computer Scams The dreaded "Microsoft Support" scam has re-appeared and people are still falling for this and similar scams; but what really disturbs me is that the scammers have raised the bar another notch. If you allow this latest scam operator to remotely access your computer, while he is talking to you he might be setting up a sophisticated syskey password trap and when you decline to give him your credit card details, he activates the password trap and then logs you out and you are unable to log back in again.

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In fact, these scammers don't even know whether or not you have a computer as most of them use a robot dialling service that dials numbers at random until someone answers and the call is then automatically directed to a waiting operator. The same applies to the banks - they will not approach you suggesting you disclose personal information over the phone.

Removing a syskey password is no easy task even for someone with a good knowledge of computers but it is beyond the average home computer user which means a visit to a computer repair shop which in turn means incurring a fee, possibly more than what the scammer was asking for in the first place!

And finally - it is not only rogue Microsoft and bank scammers out there - there are many different ones. The simple fact is – they are after your money. It might sound attractive but it never is - don't risk it, hang up. And never give them remote access to your computer under any circumstances.

When these scammers tell you they are from Microsoft, what they mean is that they have attended a one week Microsoft accredited support training course and have a bit of paper to prove it but they do not work for Microsoft.

If you are not sure, seek advice from a reputable IT specialist.

Microsoft NEVER contacts individuals directly by phone. No-one can possibly know if there are problems in your computer prior to ringing you.

And if I still haven’t convinced you, do a search on Google – there are thousands of entries regarding these scammers. Surfcoast Wombat

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TUTOR PROFILE JANET BROWN Writing for Performance

Janet has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Victoria University and teaches writing courses and workshops. She has been writing professionally for over 20 years and her work has been published in some of Australia’s most well-known publications and in the USA. She started to write for theatre in 2000 and her plays have been produced and performed in Melbourne and regional Victoria since 2004. In 2011 Making Waves (directed by Cherie Mills) toured the Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast region. The production included three of Janet’s short plays and two by Sandy Fairthorne. Janet’s play Le Jardin De Ma Mere (directed by Judy Ellis) is an adaptation of a short story written by the famous French writer Colette. The production opened in Geelong and toured the Surf Coast region before being staged in Melbourne in late 2010. You (directed by Suzie Kent) was a finalist in the Gala of the 2010 Melbourne Short & Sweet Festival. Three of Janet’s short plays were presented in Small Bites (directed by Stephen Georgiadis) in 2010 in Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast. Dolly Stainer of Kew Cottages (directed by David Myles) was presented by La Mama at Carlton Courthouse in August 2006. The script was published by Currency Press.

Janet co-wrote A Hole in the Ground with Joanne Ryan, directed by David Myles, presented by La Mama at Carlton Courthouse and Wyndham Cultural Centre in 2004. The Melbourne Theatre Company supported the development of A Hole in the Ground. One Plain One Purl, a winner in the Write Stuff Competition 2004 was produced by Anglesea Performing Arts Inc & Torquay Theatre Troupe in 2005 and directed by Nikki Watson. Janet lives on a farm in Gherang, Victoria. Writing for Performance starts on 23 October and will run for 8 weeks on Wednesdays 7.00 – 9.30 pm. The cost is $75 or $65 concession. For more information and to enrol, phone Anglesea Community House on 5263 2116 or email This course is for creative writers, aspiring playwrights and those wishing to pursue creative performance ideas. It can focus on all types of theatre and film.

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ALCOA NEWS no clearing of native vegetation or disturbance of native fauna s local readers will know, Alcoa’s Anglesea power station has no increase in current footprint been engaging with the community on two important topics: no visibility of the mine from Anglesea residences mine planning options beyond 2016 and the results of the no increase in sulphur dioxide (SO2) from the health risk assessment study. Here we provide an overview of power station both topics and we invite readers to visit An increase in mine groundwater extraction that would anglesea for more detailed information. be balanced with the current total site groundwater Anglesea mine plan beyond 2016: In 1961, Alcoa was granted a extraction to maintain compliance with current Southern Rural licence limits 100-year lease to explore for and mine brown coal on a 7,221 hectare lease area. On completion of the initial 50-year term in No sterilisation of coal reserves within the current 2011, Alcoa exercised its option to extend the lease for a further operational mine 50 years. More information on the mine plan options is available In extending the lease, Alcoa guaranteed that it would restrict its at Alcoa welcomes mining operations to within a 665 hectare area – less than 10% feedback on the mine plan options via the contact form on the Alcoa website, or by emailing – of the 7,221 hectare lease area. The remaining area (known or calling 03 5263 4249. as Anglesea Heath) will continue to be co-operatively managed by Parks Victoria and Alcoa. Health Risk Assessment now available: The updated Health Risk Assessment (HRA) for the Anglesea power Alcoa currently has an approved plan in place for the Anglesea mine until 2016. We have been working on a revised coal mine station and coal mine is now available. plan in preparation for submitting a mine extension application The HRA, undertaken by an independent consultancy to the State Government for mining beyond 2016. firm and peer reviewed – shows emission levels from the Anglesea power station and coal mine are safe for This has involved detailed analysis of the technical, environmental and economic factors and consideration of social residents, employees and the broader Anglesea implications for the local community, which has led to two clear community. options for the mine: going deeper within the existing mining The HRA is a voluntary initiative by Alcoa to assess footprint or increasing the footprint north-west of the current emission levels from its operations in Anglesea, and to mine site. These options are valid until 2022 and 2027 make this information available to the local community. respectively. Based on the analysis, going deeper is Alcoa’s preferred option. A copy of the HRA is available at anglesea. For further information contact Alcoa at This would result in: or 03 5263 4249.



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ONE BILLION This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. Turn to page 14 for solution

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A billion seconds ago it was 1959. 

A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive. 

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. 

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. 
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You’ve probably seen him around Anglesea in a bright orange van with solar panels on top. Electrician, Craig Andrews has come to Anglesea on a mission, to help reduce energy consumption in and around Anglesea. The high cost of electricity is a concern for many households and businesses. Solar panels have been a great help for many in reducing costs. The Anglesea Community House has reduced their footprint and consequently their expenditure on electricity by $5,000 per year. This is through use of solar panels, insulation, eco blinds and other energy saving methods, generously funded by Alcoa. Do you want to further reduce your energy use? Craig has now started his own business; Save On Energy Pty Ltd, which helps people move towards sustainable living using energy saving technology and solar systems. Craig said, ‘There is a lot of anxiety around with the rising cost of living; people are looking to save money and wanting to help save the environment. My business is highly focused on providing people with a means to reduce their cost of living while providing practical solutions that don’t cost the earth. With solar panels and deep cycle storage batteries I believe that it will soon be cost competitive to independently power homes with energy from the sun.’ He continued, ‘Over the last year the cost of these items has come down in price while the efficiency of the solar panels and the batteries continually improves. Save On Energy is positioned to take advantage of these factors. I also realised that there are not many businesses in my line of work, so I saw an opportunity to develop a business.’

environment though, we also learnt about maintaining a sustainable business, for example replacing old expensive halogen down-lights with cost efficient LED lighting; which substantially reduces the demand for electricity. So as well as the budgetary aspects, we also learnt about running a ‘sustainable’ business.’ Craig still does domestic electrical work as well as energy reduction. If you would like to know more about ways of reducing your energy bills contact Craig 0434 585 058. If you are interested in studying the Diploma of Sustainable Operations contact Box Hill Institute.

Using a converted Mercedes van as an educational tool, Craig, who has 30 years of experience as an electrician, is able to demonstrate the possibilities of solar power at any location. “I’ve converted my van to include a stand-alone power system which is able to produce enough electricity to power household electrical appliances, such as a washing machine or a vacuum cleaner. The van has a standard domestic 240 volt AC socket outlet powered by the stand-alone power system which includes, three 250 watt solar panels fitted to the roof;(0 .75 kilowatt). I use the van as a demonstration vehicle for educational purposes which helps people think about what they can do within their own homes. People can then see that solar is a real alternative, which can provide a home with all of its energy needs. Other opportunities for people include being able to reduce their carbon footprint while not giving up modern conveniences. Some people just need to physically see what is possible,” said Craig. Studying the Diploma of Sustainable Operations at Box Hill Institute was a career turning point for Craig. “My inspiration to start this business came from the information I learnt in the course. At the time I was working as a facilities manager and the course was also very complementary to that as it was practical and easily understood. The course was not just about the

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The Anglesea Big Night Out is coming up again, bigger and brighter than ever. It will be on Saturday 16th of November from 7.30pm, at the hall in McMillan Street. The whole community is warmly welcomed to come along for this fun event. The night involves performances by local bands, a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, raffles, drinks and nibbles. Bands playing this year include instrumental group, The Stills and vocal duo Him to Her. As many will know, Anglesea Primary School is well settled into a beautiful new school building. A lot of work is still needed to make it a functional and pleasant place to be. In the playground our biggest need is a shaded area for protection during summer. We also have a wonderful indoor stadium desperately in need of toilet facilities so it can be used by other community groups. All proceeds on the night go directly to raising much needed funds to help achieve these goals. Get your friends together and head over for a great night of music, socialising and fun, and support our local school at the same time!

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Donations can be made at Pink Ribbon Luncheon Friday 4 October Anglesea Community Bank In memory of Sue Vaughan All donations to the Asthma Foundation are for research and asthma education.

The family appreciate your donation which will help go toward making a difference.

12 noon At Anglesea Bowling Club

Glass of champagne on arrival Wear a splash of pink Cost $15

All proceeds to Cancer Research

Saturday 2 November 9am - 4pm Members have a vast array of quality craft for sale, including paintings, cards, prints, doll’s clothes, machine made goods, hand made paper, jewellery, glass art, ceramics, aprons, felted goods, scarves etc.

Monday 11 November School children participating

Commencing 10.45 am at Flagpole in Anglesea Shopping Centre All Welcome Contact: Angie Marchment

Contact Margo Davey: 5263 3276






Sunday 3 November Organisers: Anglesea Primary School

AIREYS INLET SCHOOL FAIR Saturday 2 November 9.00 am onward Enquiries: 5289 7144 Freshwater Creek Steiner School

Sunday 8 December at 7.30pm Adjacent to the Bark Hut (or Community Hall if inclement weather) Christmas gifts for charity collected Enquiries: 5289 7276

Hope to see you there!




Saturday 2 November 10.00am - 3.00 pm Enquiries: 5264 5077


Anglesea Community Vegetable Garden CFA Winsome Coutts Terry McKnight 0413 946 343 0447 635131 Aireys Inlet & District Association Anne Porter Cricket Club, Anglesea 5289 6754 Mark Stoneham ANGAIR 5263 1085 (office)

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Art House (Surf Coast) Pat McKenzie 0418 179554

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Bowling Club, Anglesea Office 5263 1229

0438 208 423

Cancer Council, Surf Coast Margo Davey 5263 3276

Historical Society Bruce Bodman 5263 1249

Community Garden 3231 Aireys Inlet Terrence Hoffmann 0438 533 346

Las Lomas School Committee Simon Clark 5263 1812

Family History Group Pat Hughes

Football Club, Anglesea Ian Poulton Golf Club, Anglesea 5263 1582

Lions Club of Anglesea Ken Mollison 5263 1134

Probus (Surf Coast) Karl Jacklin 0412 619219

Lioness Club of Anglesea Dawn Newton 0428 632206

Red Cross, Aireys Inlet/Anglesea Barbara Morrissy 5263 1304

Men’s Shed Bob Dwyer 5263 3004

RSL Angie Marchment 5263 3494

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

Senior Citizens John Mulder 5263 2007

Netball Club, Anglesea Megan Lourey O402 475 299

Surf Life Saving Club, Anglesea 5263 1107 (office)

Platypus Toy Library Amanda George 0421 791803 Playgroup, Anglesea Jane Mazlin 0418 374 258

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ANGLESEA SCHOOL During Term 3, the students at Anglesea Primary School participated in a variety of extra curricula activities. These activities enhance the learning opportunities for their students. The following photos provide a snap shot of some of the extra curricula activities held during the term.

Science Week—Dress Up Like a Scientist.

Senior Students attending a Surfcoast Shire Council Meeting.

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ANGLESEA SCHOOL Year 2 Burnside Camp

Melbourne Aquatic Centre at Year 5/6 Melbourne

Book Week Dress Up Parade.

Performance at GPAC

Visit from teachers from the United Arab Emirates

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As part of our investigations of change, the Preps, Ones and Twos recently visited our Bark Hut and experienced 1850’s life in Aireys and began to develop a real understanding of how much has changed in our own area and community. We were welcomed to the Bark Hut by Sarah McConachy and her husband Robert, who built the hut in 1852 with Thomas Pearse. Their grandson Lyle McConachy (the real deal) was also there to help his grandparents answer our questions about their lives in the hut with their 13 children!! We also played some of the games their children played, such as: Tug of war Quoits Hookey Knuckles Sack races Egg and spoon races Potato races We did our lessons on a slate with a slate pencil, signed the visitors book with a pen and ink, counted pennies to make a shilling, and made damper to eat with butter, jam and honey. We munched on biscuits made from the original recipe that Sarah used when she baked in the hut, and washed them down with a real 1850s treat, raspberry vinegar cordial. The toffees Sarah made for us were really yummy – but really sticky! Lyle explained how the fences were built, and showed us the actual tools that Robert and Thomas used for this. He also told us about how they ploughed with horses to grow the food for the family, and also demonstrated how they made their straw palias beds. The weather was especially kind to us, and we all had a great time and learnt heaps. We would love to thank the parents who joined us for this fun day. We couldn’t have done it without you. Of course we are eternally grateful to Sarah, Robert, Lyle and Bruce (and their alter-egos) for their wonderful and very generous support of our school and our students.

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We were all very excited at Aireys when we heard about our success in the National Marine Debris Art Competition conducted by Earthwatch, supported by Shell and the CSIRO. The brief was to collect marine debris from our beaches and waterways, and use it to create a sculpture that incorporated a “hand”. Our involvement in the competition was organised by our Eagle Rockers marine environments team, as a follow up of the work Cecilia was involved in on a marine debris field trip with Earthwatch and the CSIRO on Philip Island last year. The awards were announced at the recent celebration of World Oceans Day 2013 at the Melbourne Aquarium. Earthwatch representatives, Geraldine and Luca, visited our school to thank our students for their involvement and their commitment to the fight to keep our oceans free of debris - and to present our fantastic prizes of course. Every student who participated and contributed to our masterpieces received a gift. Congratulations to:

National Winners — Grade 4/5 Aireys Inlet and Highly Commended — Preps Aireys Inlet

Well done everyone! Keep up the fight!

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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: Holy Communion 9.15am. Tuesday Service: Eucharist 10.30 am on 3rd Tuesday at Anglesea Aged Care Facility — all welcome Anglesea Ladies Fellowship: Second Wednesday each month, 2.00 pm at Church of Transfiguration Parish Priest: Rev John Webster, Torquay Parish Office 5261 5558

St Christopher’s Catholic Church Located in Camp Road, Anglesea Saturday Evening Mass: 6.30 pm during daylight saving time Parish Priest: Fr. Linh Tran Phone 5243 9891

Anglesea Baptist Church Church: Sunday School: Bible Studies: Youth Group:

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 Are run during the week. For more information contact Pastor James Lewis on 5263 2744 For Years 7 - 12, contact Michael 0411 574 022

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 Ph 5263 1687

Trinity Uniting Church Church: Sunday morning: 2nd Wednesday

Murch Crescent, near the bridge, and overlooking the Anglesea River Worship is at 9.00 am All welcome Communion service on the second Sunday of each month Drop in for cards and scrabble at 11.00am. Bring your own lunch.

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Worship service 11.00am Sundays Open: Thurs, Fri, Sat Rev. Helen Robinson 0408 527 521

St Aidan’s Church, Aireys Inlet Anglican & Uniting Church: Anglican Uniting Church: Catholic Mass:

Combined Service: 10.30 am (September) 8.00 am Holy Communion (October on) Contact Rev John Webster 5261 5558 Worship Sundays 10.30am (October on) Rev Helen Robinson 0408 527 521 6.30 pm Saturday daylight saving time Father Wally Tudor 5237 6782 Combined churches coffee chat & get-together 10.00am first Friday of the month—ALL WELCOME

Anglesea Combined Churches Services The four Christian churches of Anglesea combine four times a year to share in worship. On Sunday 29 September the churches will combine at 9.00am to celebrate worship together at the Trinity Uniting Church, Murch Cres. on Sunday Everyone is welcome to share in these combined services. Enquiries 5263 3085

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The Anglesea Hall was decorated with wattle, hay bales, native animals, a scarecrow and other bush material and the scene was set for a great night of a spit roast meal, dance, competitions and raffles. On Saturday August 31st many families and couples danced the night away to an authentic bush Band “Blend” from Donald in the Wimmera. It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the old fashioned dances such as the Evening Three Step and the Pride of Erin and the children enthusiastically doing the Chicken Dance, Mexican Hat Dance and the Hokey Pokey. The Bush dance was organised by the ‘Las Lomas School Project Committee’ to raise funds to support the various programs being conducted in the newly-established school, situated on a barren hill 50 kilometres north of Lima, Peru, built and funded by the generosity of the Anglesea people. The school has very little equipment for the children to play with and learn and develop skills. There is very little money available in this underprivileged area and the school needs all the support we can provide. There were two major raffles – one with the prizes being a beautiful painting, won by Sue Smith, a moulded glass sculpture won by David Morris and a patchwork quilt won by David Allen. The other raffle had 42 different articles

Simon Clark & Dale McIntyre ran the evening kindly donated by local organisations. An auction was then conducted for three beautiful water colours which were painted by Kaylene Traynor to illustrate three of Pauline Reilly’s beautiful native fauna children’s books. A very big thank you to all our wonderful supporters who made the night possible. It was a hugely successful night making a profit of $5,000 for the children at the Lomas School. We are hoping that we can have a repeat next year. Look out for the date in 2014.

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Issue 115  

Anglesea Community Newsletter produced by the Anglesea Community House

Issue 115  

Anglesea Community Newsletter produced by the Anglesea Community House