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Appeal takes flight FORMER Royal Air Force air gunner Herb Jackson was front and centre of the Anzac Appeal launch yesterday. He joined Bomber Command aged 16. “I was angry after my grandmother was killed in an air raid. We lived in Hull, so I

lied about my age and joined up,” he said. Mr Jackson lives with his wife Irene in California Gully. “I’m 95 now and thank him upstairs each day. I lost so many good mates in the war.”



PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has chosen May 18 as the day voters will go to the polls to decide which party will form the next federal government. Mr Morrison visited Government House on Thursday to ask Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove to trigger an election. His announcement has kick started a five week election campaign across the country, with Bendigo sure to be in the spotlight.

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Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said she is ready for an election. “I want central Victoria to be a strong, connected community with great schools, secure jobs people can count on and thriving local businesses,” Ms Chesters said. “This election is a choice between a fair go for Australia with Labor, or more cuts and chaos with

the Liberals,” she said. Bendigo’s Liberal candidate Sam Gayed said that the government’s plan for regional areas includes funding for safer regional roads, training hubs for areas of high youth unemployment and more than $200 million in local projects. “I am passionate about our region and the great potential that

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we can reach. I can get things done and I’m looking forward to doing that,” Mr Gayed said. The seat of Bendigo was hotly contested in 2016, with Ms Chesters receiving 38.4 per cent of first preference votes, which was boosted to 53.7 per cent after preferencing to defeat the Liberal Party’s Megan Purcell. Ms Chesters is seeking to be

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elected for a third term in Bendigo and will face a challenge from Mr Gayed and the Greens’ Robert Holian, among others. The Coalition government holds 73 seats and Labor has 72 seats in the House of Representatives, which will expand to 151 seats at the election. Australians have until April 18 to enrol to vote or update their enrolments, with candidates seeking election in both the House and Senate given until April 21 to nominate.

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BENDIGO and other Victorian regional centres are on the edge of what could be their biggest growth boom since the roaring days of the 19th century gold rush. Already, Bendigo and Ballarat are experiencing a quiet but steady growth, driven by Victoria’s rapid population growth of around 150,000 newcomers a year. Places like Geelong have already been transformed and new business and jobs are booming. For Bendigo, in particular, a quick look at the stats shows we’re already tracking pretty well. Gross regional product, at $7 billion in 2017, was 13 per cent up on $6.26b the year before, which in turn was 11 per cent up on $5.6b in 2015. That’s terrific growth any way you look at it. Even better than China’s phenomenal growth rate. Bendigo’s building approvals soared 24 per cent in 2017/18. Construction jobs went up 22 per cent from 3700 to 4500 between 2011 and 2016. Again, a great set of numbers. The population climbed from 96,000 to 114,000 in the decade to 2017. You can’t sniff at any of this. It’s very, very good. Thing is, it’s seriously poised to accelerate. Hold on to your hats.

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Progress at the pound “The council is working closely with the RSPCA to ensure a smooth transition of services on July 1 and are entering a lease for the premises in Piper Road, which will provide continuity of service for residents,” Ms Grylls said. “In terms of staffing we are advertising the operations manager position this week. When this position is appointed we will commence advertising for the veterinary nurse and animal attendant positions. This will al-

low the new operations manager to play an important role in the recruitment of staff. Ms Grylls said council expects

tell them about the plans for the service and to encourage them to apply for the available roles,” she said.

The council has met with the existing staff at the centre to tell them about the plans for the service

the number of available jobs will be similar to the current RSPCA numbers. “The council has met with the existing staff at the centre to

PLANS to bring pound and animal shelter services into council hands are on track, with the new service to be called BARC – Bendigo Animal Relief Centre. The contract with RSPCA Victoria expires at the end of the June. City of Greater Bendigo Safe and Healthy Environments Manager Caroline Grylls said council is working on developing branding to market and promote the service, which will be unveiled in the near future.

“We will also meet with the existing volunteers who already play, and we hope will continue to play, such an important role at the centre.

“The council is also finalising tender documents to secure veterinary services and working to develop policies, service standards and procedures for the service.” Council plans to develop a sponsorship program to encourage support and donations of food and other equipment for BARC. “We welcome any enquiries about this from local businesses or individuals,” Ms Grylls said. “While there is plenty to do

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ONE LAST TIME: Noel Hourigan curating works. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Artists display their work with pride THE Queer Country Art Exhibition is a display of art from LGBTI people living in Bendigo and rural Victoria. The exhibition has formed part of the first ever Bendigo Pride Festival that began last month and is

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munity about its arts culture. More than 15 artists will be showcased at Dudley House, including self taught local painter Nathan Smith. Mr Smith has only recently

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THE council budget will be the headline act at next Wednesday’s April meeting. While the details of the budget are a closely guarded secret until next week, council will soon reveal its financial performance ahead of the 2019-20 fiscal year. Driving growth across the Loddon Campaspe region will be a major talking point this month, with a five-point draft strategy, the Loddon Campaspe Regional Economic Growth strategy to be tabled. The 10-year strategy outlines a vision for the region to be the most progressive in Australia by 2030, with hopes of building on the region’s strengths of agriculture, food processing and tourism. The Loddon Campaspe region is the most populous in the Loddon Mallee, with 1.25 per cent growth per annum. Council will also elaborate on the findings from a feasibility study commissioned into the need for a new outdoor performing arts facility. The Bendigo Outdoor Performing Arts Feasibility Study reveals that there is not strong demand to justify a significant investment in a new facility at this point in time. Proposals including mobile and temporary stage and audio solutions and expansion and enhancement of existing spaces such as at the Tom Flood Sports Centre were broached in the report as solutions in lieu of a new facility.

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Labor plans plastic ban

A NATIONAL ban on lightweight, single use plastic bags and microbeads from 2021 will be introduced if the Labor Party is elected into government in May. A $290 million investment by Labor will cut waste, tackle plastic use and boost recycling to ensure a greener, cleaner future for Australia. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said a national ban on single-use plastic bags and mi-

Single-use bags and microbeads on hit list crobead products will protect wildlife and reduce waste. “This is an issue that is raised every time I visit a school in the Bendigo electorate. “Our young people are very passionate about the environment. I’ve shared their concerns with parliament and the Labor team,” Ms Chesters said. New South Wales is the only state in Australia to have not

banned lightweight plastic bags, with Victoria to totally phase out the bags later this year.

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Waste strategy that includes establishing a National Waste Commissioner, investing $60 million to the National Recycling Fund and $15 million to clean up the Pacific Ocean. The plan has been welcomed by environmental activists, who say that wildlife are at risk from our plastic consumption. “Thousands of wildlife die or fall ill each year because of the mistakes we make with our poor decisions and ignorance,” environmental activist Lily Watson said.

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BARGAIN PRICE: Bendigo Heritage Attractions’ David Wright and historian James Lerk with the original dollar bill. Photo: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Dollar bill finds a place in tram history THE original dollar note The Bendigo Trust used to buy Bendigo’s tram fleet from the State Electricity Commission of Victoria was donated back to the organisation on Tuesday. Local historian James Lerk said the handover of the $1 note on June 21, 1977 by SECV’s JK Griffin

to chairman Ken Hesse resulted in the trust taking ownership of 23 trams, many of which have been used to deliver Bendigo’s iconic Vintage Talking Tram Tour ever since. Mr Lerk was one of the team of people who fought to save the trams from being dispersed in

1972 and has had a long association with the trust ever since, having served on the organisation’s board for many years. “Following the official ceremony, I approached JK Griffin who was the SECV representative on the day and asked if he would mind swapping the dollar note

used in the ceremony for another one that I had in my pocket and he was happy to oblige,” Mr Lerk said. “Having had the $1 note in my possession for nearly 42 years, I have decided to donate it to the trust to use as a reminder of an important milestone in the history of the Bendigo Tramways.”

THE Bendigo region this week featured in Australia’s largest travel and tourism international trade show, the Australian Tourism Exchange, hosted at the Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre in Perth. The Tourism Australia event brings together 1500 Australian tourism businesses and regional representatives and 70 international and national media delegates. It provides an opportunity for international attendees to learn about what our region has to offer. The City of Greater Bendigo’s manager of Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said that the city’s staff will be networking to attract international tourism markets. “This is an ideal opportunity for us to showcase all that the Bendigo region has to offer in an effort to attract more international visitors, particularly from Singapore, China, New Zealand, India and Europe,” Mr Karamaloudis said.

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BEST DRESSED: Maree and Bill Oldham.

Rock ’n’ rolling THE roof was rocking this month as 95 residents and their friends, staff and local retirees partied to the Aveo Rocks National Tour. Guests arrived in style at Aveo Freedom Aged Care Bendigo with many rockin’ outfits from the 50s and 60s in the hopes of taking out the prize for best dressed, which was awarded to Maree and Bill Oldham. The live band, The Vin-

cents, had everyone up and dancing with favourites from Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Drifters and The Beach Boys. Guests enjoyed reminiscing their younger years of going out dancing and playing musical instruments themselves. The food was also on theme, with a selection of mini hotdogs, beef sliders and hot chips.

A gelato and sorbet cart was on hand to provide dessert. Food was enjoyed alongside a selection of wines from wine connoisseur, Darren Davis. Guests enjoyed getting up on the dance floor to dance with professional rock ‘n’ roll dancers and Aveo staff, with Mary Potter and Gary Vaughan taking out the prize for best dancers.

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Royal tram damaged By NICHOLAS NAKOS

BENDIGO’S royal tram was vandalised on Monday night, with an estimated $1000 worth of damage to the major attraction. A number of broken windows and graffiti to the red, white and blue tram in Rosalind Park was repaired by Bendigo Heritage Attractions on Tuesday afternoon. The chief executive of Bendigo Heritage Attractions Peter Abbott said the area has been cleaned up and is now safe. “People got inside the tram,

but thankfully there is no major damage,” Mr Abbott said. The City of Greater Bendigo’s Manager of Tourism and Major Events Terry Karamaloudis said the city is cooperating with police on the matter. “The city recently installed a significant number of new CCTV cameras around the CBD and my understanding is that we have captured the incident,” Mr Karamaloudis said. Victoria Police said they are investigating the matter and that anybody who has any information should contact Bendigo Police or Crime Stoppers.

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DAMAGE: Windows were broken and paint sprayed.

THERE’S a fabulous pop-up shop in Bath Lane where several people from Bendigo’s culturally diverse and indigenous backgrounds have hand crafted clothes and artwork for sale. Filled with colour, the shop has paintings, jewellery, gift cards, CDs, sculpture, fashion and weaving that is a pleasure to browse through. The proud artists who live in Bendigo represent countries as diverse as Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, South Sudan and Sri Lanka. There’s just one catch. The shop, located in Bath Lane, will only be open until the


Wednesday after Easter. While the Bendigo Bank has generously given the artists free tenancy, the shop will have to be vacated when the current lease expires. “Having the gallery is fantastic for artists, they are bringing new works in regularly and connecting with each other when they look after the space,” Emerge Cultural Hub creative producer Forest Keegel said. “The shop has become a fertile ground for collaboration and friendships to develop, as well as a great outlet for selling work. “Everyone is welcome to come

and view the vibrant art on display.” Ms Keegel would also like to give a shout out to any shop owners who have vacant premises. “We would love to fill your shop will vibrant art while you’re waiting to find a tenant,” she said. The present location of the pop-up gallery is 31 Bath Lane, Bendigo (next to Mad Hatters Tea Party). You can also look for the artists in Rosalind Park over Easter – just look for the music and dancing. Ms Keegel can be contacted on forest.keegel@multiculturalarts. – Dianne Dempsey


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1000 doors open for business THE new 1000 Doors art experience had a special visitor when Premier Daniel Andrews stopped by to visit the exhibition. Created by Melbourne artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, 1000 Doors premiered in Bendigo after attracting 20,000 people at last year’s Melbourne Festival. Mr Andrews said the exhibition builds on Bendigo’s rich arts culture. “Bendigo has built a reputation as one of Victoria and Australia’s premier creative destinations,” Mr Andrews said. 1000 Doors is an all-ages art installation in Rosalind Park that invites audiences to wander through a number of rooms and let their imaginations run wild. It will open daily in Rosalind Park until April 28, with extended hours during the Easter weekend. PREMIER EVENT: Dai Gum Loong was unveiled last Friday. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

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BENDIGO’S newest dragon, Dai Gum Loong, was unveiled and inspected by Premier Daniel Andrews, Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan and Mayor Margaret O’Rourke at Bendigo Airport last Friday. The dragon has been assembled by volunteers and is 125 metres long, making it 20 metres longer than Sun Loong. Dai Gum Loong is a water dragon, so the scales on the back

of his neck and the blue fins around his face depict him morphing from a carp into a dragon. Made in Hong Kong by celebrated dragon maker Master Hui, Dai Gum Loong will start a new tradition for the parading Golden Dragons of Bendigo. Premier Daniel Andrews recognised the contribution Chinese heritage has made to Bendigo, with this year marking the 40th anniversary of Victoria and Chi-

na’s Jiangsu Province’s relationship. “I was honoured last year to travel to Hong Kong and meet the master craftsmen who have put together Dai Gum Loong,” Mr Andrews said. “Bendigo has been a vibrant home for the Chinese community for more than 150 years. It’s a great honour to help celebrate this heritage by delivering Bendigo’s newest dragon,” he said.

Since 1970, Sun Loong has been the headline attraction of the Easter festival, attracting 60,000 visitors each year. The federal and state governments each contributed $250,000 to the project, with the City of Greater Bendigo contributing $100,000. There were also donations from members of the public and community organisations. – Nicholas Nakos

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Fires still a risk for primary producers, stubble burns, and pest and weed control but not for general burning off of rubbish. There is a zero tolerance policy for any unlawful fire during the fire danger period meaning that offenders will find themselves facing court and potentially large fines and/or imprisonment. “With a number of people camping during the Easter break it’s important to understand fire

restrictions, particularly if you’re planning to light a campfire,” Mr Johnstone said. “It’s also just as important to be aware that campfires are banned on total fire ban days and regardless of whether it is a ban or not, no fires can be left unattended at any time. “Fire restrictions limit the ways you can use fire on your property, including machinery, which may produce sparks or flames.

Any fire can quickly threaten lives and property given the right conditions.” Mr Johnstone said it’s up to residents to stay informed by checking the fire danger rating for their area daily. “Act to protect yourself and your family by leaving early on hot, dry, windy days. Don’t wait and see,” he said. “It’s everyone’s responsibility to prevent fires from starting and spreading.”

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All set for egg hunt at the club THE Bendigo Club is bouncing into the spirit of Easter this year with a massive Easter Egg Hunt throughout the grounds and gardens of the venue. From 10am on Easter Saturday morning, kids will be hopping mad with excitement as the Easter Bunny will have surrounded the area with an abundance of Easter eggs. Costing only a gold coin donation for entry, The Bendigo Club is eggcited to announce that once again all money raised will be donated directly to Bendigo Health Foundation. The foundation funds health projects that make a sincere difference to the lives of patients and their families.

Last year, more than 100 excited children and some just as excited parents joined in the massive egg hunt and this year promises to be even bigger with three different age groups, ensuring everyone receives a chance to find the elusive eggs. Venue manager Michelle Robertson said The Bendigo Club was looking forward to assisting the foundation. “As proud supporters of many community organisations and groups, we are rapt to be once again helping raise money for the Bendigo Health Foundation,” she said. “They provide an excellent service to the region through their efforts and helping improve

the medical facilities and patient care in the Bendigo region”. Bendigo Health Foundation manager of fundraising and foundation Rachel Mason cannot wait for the hunt. “I’ll have my very excited children with me and I look forward to seeing plenty of people in attendance,” she said. “The Bendigo Health Foundation is very appreciative of the support as every dollar goes towards the continued improvement of our regional hospital services.” In addition, the Bendigo Club will again be supporting the Good Friday Appeal by donating all proceeds from Friday night’s mega raffle to the appeal.

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THE CFA has reported it is likely the fire danger period will run its course and end in line with legislation on May 1. Operations manager Bill Johnstone said we are still in the fire danger period. “This means fire restrictions remain in place. If you intend to burn off or have an outdoor fire at this time of year then you must comply with restrictions or obtain a permit,” he said. Permits may be issued

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Davis at the helm AFTER establishing himself as a favourite at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival over the past few years, Jimmy Davis is back in Bendigo tonight. He’s a welcome addition to a roster of brilliant concerts being staged this year at The Old Church on the Hill. Davis will be supported on the night by Grim Fawkner and Bendigo’s own Sherri Parry. Blues festival director Colin Thompson said Davis is storytelling and lyrically conscious. “He has a quirky and upbeat stage presence, and outstanding vocal performance and uses a 12-string guitar with fingerstyle/blues/ folk influences from howling blues anthems to intricate instrumentals. “Davis is one of Australia’s most dynamic and versatile performers, with a sky-high vocal range reminiscent of Robert Plant meets Jeff Buckley, while heavily influenced by Tom Waits’s poetry.” Fawkner has earned a career-bolstering following around the world with his honest lyrics, soulful performing and playful personality.

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VIRTUAL reality will be used in a new awareness campaign #GetTruckWise to help reduce the number of accidents and deaths involving young people driving near heavy vehicles. The pilot campaign, which is being developed now for a 2020 launch, is targeting young drivers aged 16 to 25 years old using 360 degree videos and virtual reality to create an immersive experience and help them understand the importance of driving safely around heavy vehicles. It will highlight the challenges for truck drivers involved in manoeuvring and turning long vehicles on the roads and the extent of their blind spot. The City of Greater Bendigo is leading the pilot campaign in partnership with the Transport Accident Commission and the Bendigo Tech School. A number of local freight operators have also come on board to offer access to their vehicles and contribute real life on-road experiences to the campaign. Road safety was the number one concern among truck drivers and operators who participated in the city’s 2017 Bendigo Freight Study: How goods are moved around Greater Bendigo. In response to these concerns, the council sought Commonwealth funding via the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and secured $250,000 to create a pilot campaign. Recent figures also re-

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Growth of the Death Cap DEATH Cap mushrooms are sprouting across the state after some recent heavy rainfall. The Death Cap is a large mushroom with a cap ranging from light olive green to greenish yellow in colour. The mushrooms are commonly found around oak trees in rural areas. Death Cap poisoning is serious, with death within 48 hours due to liver damage in some instances. Symptoms of poisoning can include violent stomach pains, nausea and vomiting. They are responsible for 90 per cent of all mushroom poisoning deaths. “Autumn conditions create ideal growing conditions for poisonous mushrooms, and recent rains have seen them start to sprout,” Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton said. Commercially-sold mushrooms are safe and people are encouraged to exercise caution when gathering wild mushrooms.

CUTTING THE TOLL: A new project aims to reduce road deaths. Photo: STEVE KENDALL vealed that 80 per cent of accidents involving young drivers interacting with heavy vehicles occurred on the highway network. A quarter of accidents between cars and articulated trucks involved drivers who were 25 years or under. Mayor Margaret O’Rourke said freight operators were concerned young drivers were putting themselves at risk because of a lack of understanding of how to behave when they encountered heavy vehicles on the road.

“There is a major gap in current practical and educational material to help young drivers improve their skills behind the wheel and instill safe habits,” Cr O’Rourke said. “The council will lead the campaign and we hope that through this unique collaboration with our partners we can engage with young drivers and help to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities.” The pilot campaign is one of the first of its kind in Australia to use emerging virtual

reality and 360 degree video technology. Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria vice president Marla Stone said that the strategy would help educate young learners about sharing the road safely with heavy vehicles. “We know this is an important and overdue initiative that will help save young lives,” Ms Stone said. Statistics are sourced from the National Truck Insurance via the National Transport Accident Research Centre in 2017.

Classes on clay A NEW centre for ceramics education will open at the end of April at the Bendigo Pottery, Epsom. The Centre for Learning and Design, aims to develop the careers of emerging potters and ceramic artists. Courses will include term-based learning, master classes with local and international practitioners, workshops and studio opportunities. Designed for both novices and those wanting to upskill, areas covered will be throwing,

hand building, slip casting, glazing, materials knowledge, kiln loading and mould making. Wood fire artist Su Hanna will conduct the first weekend workshop, on April 27 and 28, covering hand building, shaping, joining and surface decoration, with a tour of her studio included. Wheel throwing for adults is covered in the second term, in six weekly classes, starting May 7. For more details go to www. or call 5448 4404.


Tradie Pay Guarantee When you do a fair days work, you expect a fair days pay. Unfortunately too many Central Victorian sub-contractors, particularly in the construction industry, are not being paid on time or are not getting paid at all. It’s just wrong and something needs to be done. With over 80% of the construction sector compromised of small business, sub-contractors and sole traders, not getting paid puts businesses and workers at risk of bankruptcy and unemployment. I’ve met with lots of local tradies who’ve be stung by this dodgy behaviour. These small businesses are trying to do the right thing by their workers, pay suppliers and support their own families. Not being paid by the builder has a knock on affect that hurts many. to the federal program. This would apply to a broader range of construction activity.

That’s why Labor will act. A Shorten Labor Government will protect sub-contractors working on Government projects from being left unpaid when dodgy businesses go bust through the implementation of the Tradie Pay Guarantee. Labor will:

Create a $7 million Tradie Litigation Fund for subbies to access justice and see regulators take dodgy bosses to court and win.

The litigation fund will not only give tradies their day in court, it will also act both as a punishment and deterrent for dodgy directors. People who deliberately burn their companies should be subject to the full consequences of failing directors’ duties, including being liable for compensation, fines of up to $200,000 or five years behind bars.

Establish a new requirement for large Commonwealth construction projects that would see project bank accounts established that use cascading statutory trusts, ensuring that all businesses down the supply chain involved get paid on time.

Develop a national framework to ensure that no sub-contractors or small businesses are left out of pocket as a result of dodgy “phoenix activity”.

Only a Labor Government will protect the livelihoods of small businesses, workers and subcontractors who fall victim to dodgy building bosses and ensure perpetrators face their day in court.

Work with the states and territories to harmonise schemes across the country where possible, including consulting on the referral of powers

These measures will help protect local jobs, tradies and the economy.

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My father Peter, was the ultimate Funeral Professional, following his father Jack and grandfather’s Michael Mulqueen and Peter Fizelle into the business, he lived and breathed funerals from a very young age. He often said his father would take him out to family homes to arrange funerals when he was just 11 years old. Peter would be offered a cold drink whilst his father would discuss the details of the funeral with the bereaved family members. This was Dad’s initiation into the industry and he never forgot the lessons his father taught him.

Peter was very much a family man, he met and married Adele Johnson in 1954 and had seven children, (I’m the middle one). He and Del also raised two of his granddaughters so in all they were was responsible for bringing up nine of us. He was tough but fair and provided for his family very well. Family holidays were few and far between, the business demanding much of his time. As did his other interests such as VCFL Football Director for the region and a columnist writing “Hook, Line and Sinker” for a local sports magazine.

One event that had a real impact on Dad’s early life was the drowning of two of his mates in the Bendigo Creek when he was very young maybe 6 or 7 - They were playing in the swollen creek and slipped in, Dad saw what had happened and raised the alarm, but to no avail, the boys bodies were later found near Lake Weeroona—both had died. Dad was required to give evidence at the Coronial inquest which must have been daunting for a young grieving boy. Needless to say he was always apprehensive about his own kids playing near the creek and incursions down into the waterway were strictly forbidden (This may not have stopped us given our childhood curiosity but we never let him know if we ventured there).

I had the great fortune to work with my father for close to 20 years, we did not always see eye to eye in all things but in relation to the provision of quality Funeral Service and facilities he and I were very much on the same page. He wanted to innovate and lead the industry in terms of how funerals were conducted. For a period in the 1960’s he was not only an owner of the family business, he also owned a third share of William Farmer Funerals, W. H. Oakley, and Northern Funeral Supply Company, which operated a coffin manufacturing plant in Long Gully. His partners were Nell Oakley and Mick Mulqueen (his uncle from Melbourne). He was a member of the Australian Funeral Directors Association for a number of years before I established the Victorian Independent Funeral Directors Association in 1985(Later The National Funeral Directors Association of Australia), of which he and I were Foundation Members. He often attended conferences where he was able to converse with like minded Funeral Directors from all over the country, bring home ideas that would improve his business and the service he provided to local families. Dad’s knowledge of local families and their connections was quite astounding, families trusted him because he had looked after them for so long.

In the late 1940’s having left Marist Brothers College Bendigo, Peter was studying at Xavier College in Melbourne and often helped his grandfather (Michael Mulqueen) and uncles in the family Funeral business in Sydney Road Brunswick, the Melbourne business having been established as a branch of the Bendigo Family business in 1931. In 1948 when his father was forced into retirement due to illness, Peter left Xavier to return home to run the family business with his mother Irene (Gerdsen) Mulqueen, and his grandfather’s brother Andrew Mulqueen who had worked in the business since he arrived from Ireland in 1902. Not long after this (1950) his father, John (Jack) Mulqueen, died at the relatively young age of just 51. Peter was a keen footballer and played at YCW for a number of years, he was a part of the 1954 Premiership team in the Bendigo Football Association. In his school days Peter was an accomplished athlete with a wiry build, often enjoying success in the School High Jump and Long Jump competitions. He had a keen interest in all things outdoors as well, he loved fishing and often journeyed to the inland rivers of Victoria and NSW. The adjacent picture was taken in the 1960’s on his return from a very successful trip with his mate and local Tram Driver - Tony ‘Sugar’ Marchiandi. In later years he often indicated that he would have released the bigger fish he had caught, if he had had his time over. I’m not sure if he was becoming an environmentalist or simply realised the bigger they are the fattier they were, he loved eating the smaller fish more than the larger ones. Simon and Sue and their family

In the last few years of his life, Dad was quite ill, having been a smoker from his early school days, he would often comment on how he would ‘wag’ school and climb a tree near the Bendigo Creek to have a smoke or two “out of sight”. This habit caught up with him in later life and he suffered from emphysema and type two diabetes. From the early 90’s he slowed down in a work sense and retired completely in 1997 in his 50th year of Funeral Directing. He helped so many families in his career and in my view, set an incredible standard for the Funeral Industry in Bendigo during his life. For me he was a father, a mentor, a Funeral Director and a community minded citizen of this great city and today I remember him 20 years on from his passing on April 12th 1999, at just 69 years of age .

Rest in Peace – Peter, Dad, Grandpa, Your memory lives on in us all as we carry on our family’s Funeral Directing tradition. - Simon, Susan, Harrison, Murdoch, Ethan & Eilish Mulqueen.

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IN CONTROL: Jordan Curran.

Time to fly high JORDAN Curran has been presented with the Anthony Gobel Flying Scholarship for 2019. Jordan is the recipient of this strongly-contested scholarship from the Bendigo Flying Club that provides a young person with funds to complete a recreational aviation pilot certificate. Two weekends ago, Jordan undertook a flying test in which he had to demonstrate flying skills and manage complex aviation theory, alongside 14 other applicants. President Danny O’Brien said the club is keen to give young people a boost with flying training. “By getting this level of pilot training they are on their way to becoming commercial or recreational pilots,” he said. “This is the fifth year the Bendigo Flying Club has awarded this scholarship.” Jordan has a big vision.

He has backed his dreams by working when he can in aviation related roles. He volunteered his time at the Avalon Airshow this year and has recently worked as a baggage handler at Mildura Airport. He is a member of the Royal Australian Air Force Cadets. Chief flying instructor Linda Beilharz said Jordan will begin his training by learning how the aircraft controls work, and how to move the aircraft through space while developing skills to check the safety of the plane and the flying activity. “We aim to instil strong airmanship qualities in our students. They can love the freedom of flight, and also have the maturity to fly safely. It’s a good time to be learning with our great Bendigo Airport and a growing demand for pilots,” she said.

LA Trobe University Bendigo would house a new Rural Road Trauma Research Hub if Labor wins government at the next federal election. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters announced that Labor would contribute $2 million towards establishing the hub. “I’m thrilled to make this announcement. Road safety and the ongoing cost of care for those who are injured is an issue that is often raised with me,” Ms Chesters said. The funding would be delivered in two parts, with $1 million in 2021/22 and $1 million in 2021/22. The announcement was welcomed by the head of La Trobe’s Rural Health School, Professor Pamela Snow. The funding would enable the school to recruit a director and small number of senior researchers, who would immediately start work on establishing the hub. “This project is phenomenally important to La Trobe University Bendigo and regional Australians everywhere,” Ms Snow said. Ninety lives have been lost on Victorian roads this year, with more than half of those fatalities in rural areas. Ms Snow described rural road trauma as a “wicked problem of the 21st century.” “We need researchers whose job it is to work with key stakeholders and regional communities to find innovative ways to tackle this problem,” she said. – Nicholas Nakos BREATHE EASY: Labor has pledged funding.

Heat’s on for chilli contestants IF you fancy spicy food then the Bendigo Dragons Breath chilli eating competition might be for you. On Easter Saturday, brave contestants will chow down on a range of locally grown chilli peppers, from mild to some of the hottest in the world.


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GRAND TOUR: Damian Leith.

Students show Anzacs they care A SPECIAL tradition is being established at the Havilah Road preschool. The children have recently put together care packages for Australian troops deployed overseas. They posted the care packages so they would arrive in time for Anzac Day. According to Havilah Road preschool teacher Gail Dwyer, there are about 2500 troops deployed in nine separate operations overseas. The care packages consist of Aussie favourites such as Vegemite, Anzac biscuits, Tim Tams and Easter eggs. And each year, when the children help put the

packages together, their teachers talk to them about the role of the Australian troops. “We talk about mateship or friendship, caring for each other and caring for the world as a whole,” Ms Dwyer said. “We also talk about the pride we have in being Australian.” The parents at the preschool are enthusiastic supporters of the program, proudly donating goods. The preschool intends to send care packages again in time for Christmas. Ms Dwyer said the generous people at the Strathdale Post Office sent the packages free of charge.

Kildare to Bendigo ONE of the advantages of being a performer is that you’re not tied to the office in a nine-to-five job – which is why Irish-Australian singer-songwriter Damien Leith is able to visit County Kildare once a year. Leith loves keeping his three children Jaris, Jagger and Kiki in touch with their Irish family. He and his wife Eileen also enjoy the change of climate in County Kildare, which is famous of course for its horses.

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number ones. Leith told the Bendigo Weekly he is particularly enjoying his current tour, which is distinguished by a string quartet. “We played together for the first time last night and it was just wonderful,” he said. “We received a standing ovation. “Also, the arrangements by Jessica Graham are phenomenal. Jessica was a recent winner in both international and UK songwriting

contests and is a highly sought-after arranger.” Celebrating the best of his nine albums – as well as a handful of previously unheard original songs from Damien’s forthcoming new album due out mid-year – The Best of Damien Leith with String Quartet is a concert experience not to be missed. Damien will play at the Capital Theatre tonight, April 12, at 7.30pm. Tickets at – Dianne Dempsey

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Careful what you ask for I WRITE in response to a spate of letters in this column lamenting the inaction of delinquent politicians over climate change. The consumption of natural gas and petroleum products is essential to transport, small business and residential activities. Can these uses be minimised? Should a ban be placed on discretionary ie non-essential travel in vehicles, which would eliminate social, entertainment and holiday trips, especially overseas? And should some products be defined as frivolous to prevent their manufacture and/or transport? Should a maximum/minimum limit be set on room temperature during winter/summer? These are obviously unacceptable, leaving governments with only one control mechanism at their disposal, namely price. What level of price will we tolerate for a cubic metre of gas or a litre of motor fuel? With such a monetary approach, it is inevitable that the poorer members of the community and small businesses are the most vulnerable. No correspondent to this column has ventured an opinion on this fundamental issue. Regarding the generation of electricity, at federation the responsibility for its supply was retained by the states, each of which did a commendable job for 100 years. After privatisation or corporatisation, things began to unravel. When it was judged that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels constitute a threat, the multiplicity of stakeholders has paralysed decision making. In Victoria, the government has laid out a plan (2015) for 25 per cent renewable generation by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025, with the ultimate aim of a system that retains some fossil generation, coupled with batteries. All studies by those with a knowledge of the industry that I have read accept that some fossil use is unavoidable. Any form of storage earns no income, except if it buys power at a low price, and sells it on at a higher one. In the current market there are only few minutes at the necessary high price during peak times. Therefore, the costs for the excessive generating capacity required to compensate for the low productivity of renewables, together with batteries can only force electricity

prices continually higher. It follows that the future is not as clear as it appears. As an example, at the end of last week it was a year since an extra 4.95kW solar photovoltaic array was fitted to the roof of our house, to complement the existing 1.5kW unit. Reviewing its performance over the 12 months, our home generated 8892kWh, whereas we used 6085kWh, which resulted in a warm, fuzzy feeling of environmental virtue. Closer investigation of our pattern of demand showed that only 18 per cent of the roof-top electricity was used internally, as most was generated in summer and during bright daylight when it was not needed. Thus nearly four fifths of our consumption was purchased from the grid, which is dominated by coal-fired generation. Alas, virtue forfeited. In this environment, we should be careful of what we ask for. Brian Stanmore, Bendigo

Ignoring the working-poor THE budget tax cuts were sold to us as “Keep more of your income” yet this budget ignored working-poor Australians who receive Newstart and pay some of the highest taxes in the country of up to 70 cents in the dollar. So why does Mr Morrison and Mr Frydenberg want to avoid this part of the tax debate, that those earning under the tax-free threshold don’t get a tax cut? Why doesn’t the Coalition raise the tax-free threshold and allow those in receipt of Newstart to keep more of their part-time and casual income without it taking away their benefit? These people are having a go. But are not getting a go under Mr Morrison’s own tax slogans. Paul Wells, Bendigo

PICK OF THE WEEK: Royal visit. Photo: to create a republic and president on the grounds the Constitution is not working properly. Dick Ashby, Numurkah

Compulsory voting vital THE coming election has brought people together with all sorts of ideas, one of the major ones being the suggestion that voting should not be compulsory. Are you serious? How can you get rid of potentially the worst government in Australian history, worse than Tony Abbott without compulsory voting? I can only imagine how much Scott Morrison would like to shout out to them, in the same manner that he shouts out at us. People smugglers, where the bloody hell are you? Ken Price, Eaglehawk

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Who are “they”?

MR Shorten recently announced that on becoming Prime Minister he will appoint a woman as Governor-General when the present incumbent’s term expires. I believe his intentions are obvious; (a) to muster the womens’ vote at the forthcoming election and, (b) after gradually undermining and politicising the position of the appointed Governor-General in the next four years, hold a referendum

MURRAY McPhie rightly points out (Rose coloured glasses, Letters, Weekly, March 29) that MP Lisa Chesters made some “very sympathetic comments” about the Christchurch terror attack. True enough, and much to her credit, she did. Then he says, “We all did”, and follows the statement with a series of paragraphs which all contain the word “they”. What does this change of pronoun signify? What


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distinctions is Mr McPhie drawing between “we” and “they”? According to Mr McPhie, Ms Chesters has said she anticipates the completion of the new mosque in 2020. But he then suggests “the public have not been told” the mosque will cost $15 million, and that “they” don’t have that kind of money. Where is his evidence for these statements, and if the public have not been told, how does Mr McPhie know? If “they” in this paragraph means the Muslim community in Bendigo, why does Mr McPhie not say so? But “they” may face difficulties which could affect the building of the mosque, according to Mr McPhie, because some people may be inclined to create such difficulties. What, exactly, is he suggesting here? Specifics would be enlightening, especially given the history of dissent in Bendigo over building the mosque. Surely what the Muslim community needs more than anything else now is support and encouragement, not vague hints from naysayers and sceptics. He concludes with an interesting but not very lucid sentence – “I think they ought to stop putting rose coloured glasses in the leftist membership pack.” Pardon? Again the amorphous “they” makes an appearance, but here it is even less clear as to who “they” are. Who the “leftist membership

pack” comprises is not made clear either. And as for the rose coloured glasses, Mr McPhie need not worry – it is apparent that after Christchurch, most people have resolutely taken theirs off. Julie Hopper, Bendigo

Too significant MAKE no mistake about this voters – a vote for Labor is a vote for open borders. Bill Shorten has not ruled out signing the United Nations Global Compact on Migration. A powerful, foreign entity will decide who will come to Australia, and in what numbers. So before you give any Labor candidate your preference, just think about the damage the ALP will do to Australia. The risk to Australia’s sovereignty and future society is far too significant to ignore. Helen Leach, Bendigo

Not winning hearts THE vegan activists in Melbourne are another example of a minority group demanding that the majority respect their agenda, while refusing to respect the views of others. I would say to them, not the way to win hearts, people. Murray McPhie, Epsom

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The right to vote

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has called the federal election for May 18. But up until yesterday he was still prevaricating about when to hold it. “Playing games” as Bill Shorten would have it. While Labor was waiting anxiously for the starter’s gun, one can’t but feel irritated with Morrison’s trivialisation of the electoral process. By using the election date as part of his campaign strategy he was indeed “playing games”. What was offensive about this ploy is that it is at the expense of the dignity inherent in our democracy. A dignity that says that not only do we have the right to vote for our government, but this right is insisted upon. There are some countries, such as Russia and China where voting does not exist at all or if it does, it is a pseudo process, we call these countries autocracies. There are other countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, where governments are dependant on the votes of the people. We call these countries democracies and there are a few countries,

Editorial Comment such as Australia, where voting is compulsory and we call these counties very good democracies. Compulsory voting for national elections was introduced in Australia in 1924, following a significant downturn in voter numbers at the 1922 federal election. Surprisingly Australia is not the norm as far as mandatory voting is concerned. Frustrated by low voter participation rates of 36 per cent in the 2014 mid-terms, president Barack Obama argued that if the US followed Australia and introduced mandatory voting at elections it would have a “transformative” impact on America. Speaking at the time to students at the University of Chicago Law School, the president said the US had some of the lowest voting rates of any advanced democracy in the world. By comparison to the US, according to the Australian Electoral Commission, we generally have a nation-

al turnout of some 93 per cent to 94 per cent. In the United Kingdom, the current political crisis can be directed to the 2016 Brexit referendum. Pundits have argued that while the vote to leave the EU wasn’t compulsory, the people who thought Brexit was a ripping idea were skewed towards the right: anachronistic diehards, they were under the impression that Britannia still ruled the waves. After saving the United Kingdom from Hitler’s dictatorship, Churchill opined, “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. “Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.…” Churchill knew full well the sanctity of representative politics. In the face of evil it is only the will of the people, and the connection of voters to their politicians which keeps nations free and open. So now prime minister Morrison, has finally stopped being cute with the elections the people of Australia know when they are able to execute their precious right to vote.

opinion By LISA CHESTERS Federal Member for Bendigo

BENDIGO is a growing regional city. To ensure Bendigo continues to thrive and develop, we need good stable jobs and appropriate training pathways for central Victorians to gain the skills they need for those roles. We are a tradie nation. 1.6 million Aussies have a trade qualification, but the average age of our tradespeople is going up and we’re not replacing the tradies. Things are no different in Bendigo. Back in the day many local tradies got their start at the old Ordnance factory, today known as Thales Bendigo, or the Bendigo Railway Workshop. These big manufacturers offered a pathway from apprentice to fully qualified employee, in a secure job they could count on. We know that there are still lots of local jobs in this space but the connection between young people and

these jobs has broken down. We’ve seen a drop in school based apprenticeships and traineeships. Gone are the days when a young person knew they wanted to enter a trade and opted for a school like White Hills Tech or entered an apprenticeship after completing year 10. Opportunities have also been lost with the privatisa-

and haphazard. Apprenticeships can lead to well-paid employment, particularly in rural and regional Australia. When I was at high school many of my peers seemed to be pushed into university – it was seen as the superior option. Now, for many of them, they wonder if that was the right call. We need to remind our

Apprenticeships should not be seen as a second class option for school students tion of many manufacturers. Can we reverse the trend? Vocational training works when there is a genuine partnership between government, business, unions, TAFE and other trusted training providers. When this system works, quality on-the-job training links seamlessly with school based learning program. These links have been lost and the current experience for many apprentices is now often fragmented

young people that having a trade is a brilliant job and it should be encouraged. Apprenticeships should not be seen as a second class option for school students, a man’s job, or something that is not financially viable for mature age students. We should be telling young people who want to do a trade that it is a fantastic career move and it should be encouraged. We need to promote opportunities for broader representation of

both genders in traditional and non-traditional trades. TAFEs are critical drivers of vocational training, social and economic wellbeing within their regions and are essential to ensuring Australia’s future prosperity. Over the past six years there has been a 24.5 per cent drop in TAFE enrolments. I want to see TAFE provide more opportunities for young Australians to re-engage in the education system. We know that young people who do an apprenticeship are more likely to stay in work and earn a good wage which is good for our other local businesses and the broader community. Manufacturers of all sizes should be encouraged and supported to invest in apprentices and trainees. With so many young people looking for work, restoring vocational training that works for both apprentices and employers needs to be part of the solution.

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BENDIGO is undergoing a revolution. Be it for fitness, commuting, or for the simple pleasure of experiencing our beautiful native forests, more of us are ditching the cars and motorbikes, and choosing to jump on bikes instead. Take the recent growth of mountain biking – an outdoors recreational activity that is exploding in popularity all around the world. Instead of cycling in the city, mountain biking is all about taking to the outdoors. It’s about riding up hills, down hills, over roots and rocks, and flying along narrow ribbons of single track in the forest, feeling the rush of wind against your cheeks. In the past, mountain biking has been seen from the periphery as only for the most hardcore of thrill-seekers. The reality today though, is that there are as many different types of people who mountain bike as there are reasons why we all ride. For many of us, it’s about spending time with family and socialising with friends. For some, it’s about exploring new places while covering more ground

than you can on foot. For others, it’s about the simple pleasure of weaving through the trees like you’re in a speeder bike scene from Star Wars. Whatever the reason though, the physical and mental wellbeing benefits that mountain biking offers can be enjoyed by anyone. And, as more folks take to two wheels to ride the forests of Bendigo, this once niche sport is flourishing. Nowhere is this popularity more evident than at the Spring Gully Trail Head – the main meeting point that attracts hundreds of riders every week. Riders come from all different backgrounds, across all ages, genders, fitness and experience levels. You’ll see mums and dads with kids in tow, shop crews, competitive young guns, women’s social groups, and new riders experiencing the trails for their very first time. In just two weeks, the Spring Gully Trail Head will also serve as the event village for the upcoming Golden Triangle Epic. The epic is the biggest event on the local Bendigo MTB Club’s calendar, with more than 500 riders expected to

participate in this year’s race. Competitors will travel from all over Australia to tackle race options from the 15 kilometre-long Pioneer, all the way up to the 150km Ultimate Enduro. Though the epic attracts some of the fastest mountain bikers in the country each year, the emphasis for the Bendigo MTB Club is on creating a family-friendly atmosphere. As well as kids races, there are beginner options too, including a new team relay event that will allow three mates to race as a team, with everyone crossing the finish line together. Being one of the largest club-run events in Australia, all proceeds from the Epic go straight back into supporting the local riding community. These vital funds help to support the ongoing maintenance of existing trails and infrastructure, as well as maintaining a fleet of mountain bikes that the club utilises for come-and-try days for new riders. Thanks to the club’s efforts, it’s this grassroots commitment that ensures mountain biking continues to grow in Bendigo as the all-inclusive outdoors recreational activity it is. – Wil Barrett


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to strip its territorial waters of irreplaceable fish stocks. Now Icelandic police are being pressured to cooperate with Pharaoh in a covert alliance. With his attempts to uncover a potential motive for the murder of Chappell stagnating McAvoy finds his attention diverted by a series of gruesome attacks on elderly fishermen throughout the city – longtime crewmates who once served together on one of Hull’s most tragically infamous cod boats. Who could possibly have cause to harm feeble old men who by all accounts have been working to create a public tribute

to the industry that for generations supported thousands of Hull residents? A failed bid to uncover the identity of two corpses washed ashore in the Russian Arctic is yet another frustration for McAvoy’s colleagues at Humberside Police. It seems progress has stalled on every front – and time is running short as powerful people demand results. – Rosalea Ryan



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Squirt under pressure ASTUTE readers may remember my saga years gone of emptying the fire pump tank. I had to do it again this year, and despite my best intentions it all went horribly wrong. I have a token 1000 litres in a tank on tandem trailer, but come autumn I drain the water from the fire tank back into the stock tank. I don’t think the sheep will be too worried it’s been sitting around in plastic for six months. It’s a two person job really, but the long-suffering Mrs Kendall was fiddling about elsewhere, so I stepped into the task solo. Ladder up the side of the tank, inspection hatch off. Then I unfurled the fire hose and put the end in the tank. All to plan at this point. Then I started the fire pump, or tried to. It did not take me long to think that luckily there was no bushfire bearing down, but finally I remembered which way the various controls had to be. It spluttered into life and the flat canvas hose started to fill. Suddenly a kink formed as the water pulsed through, and the pump stalled. Bugger. I straightened the hose and fired up the pump again, all flowed well, but of course the force of the water flung the hose head clear of the tank and started flaying and spraying. With hindsight, I should have stopped the pump, but no I boldly trapped the spout and headed to the ladder.

Those canvas hoses become very rigid, and it was no easy task, and as I clambered up the ladder, the hose caught on a piece of wiring which was tying off a support cable for the power pole. There was no way I was going to take the spout out of the tank to free it, so I pulled hard on the hose. This caused the wire to tear the hose which then started a second spray in my general direction. I tugged angrily to free the hose, swearing heartily, and instead of freeing the hose I pulled myself off the ladder. One minute I was up the ladder the next I was heading to the ground. I could not stop myself and as my hands were full I hit the earth with all that I had free. My head. Of course all of this activity had freed the spout from the tank so I struggled up the ladder and put the spout in again. My head was sore and a lump formed immediately. I was of course dripping wet now, then I noticed the water was dripping red. I manfully held on until the water ran out, and just in time Mrs K turned up. I would usually expect a laugh, but with all the water, the wound had taken on a ghoulish and bloody look. She looked vaguely worried, which worried me a bit, but after a quick check she decided no stitches were needed. I suppose I was lucky to get away with it so lightly, but I certainly failed under pressure in this instance. Next time I will just go with the flow.


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“Recently we have been laying a new product, ideal for garage or workshop floors called flake flooring,” Tom said. “It comes in a range of colours, and you can mix and match the flakes to whatever suits your area.” Flake flooring is slightly textured, creating a non-slip surface making it ideal where safety is paramount. Spray on Concrete Transformations established for more than 18 years, still offer their peace-of-mind, satisfaction guarantee on all workmanship on all their projects, throughout central Victoria. To find out more phone 5441 7549 or Tom direct on 0417 308 490, alternatively visit his Facebook page.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A PROSPECTING LICENSE Mineral resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990 - Section 15(5) Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) (Mineral Industries) Interim Regulations 2018 - Regulation 22(1) and Schedule 8 1. Name and address of applicant(s) Name: Bruce Mc Farlane Address: 18 Wooltana Rd Keysborough, VICTORIA Postcode: 3173 Telephone: 0419 739 488 Name: Ian Palmer Address: 2 Knight St Fanny Bay, Darwin NT Postcode: 0820 Telephone: 0448 659 465 2. Contact Details of applicant for map and other information requests: Telephone Number: 0419 739 488 Email: 3. Details of the application Application Number: PL006941 Locality of the land to which the application relates: Wedderburn Victoria Approximate area of application (Ha) 5 Ha Date of the application 18th March Outline of the proposed program of work: Excavate and detect Term of license applied for: 2 years 4. Objections Any person may object to a license being granted. (Section 24, Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Act 1990). A person who objects must: a) put the objection in writing; and b) include the grounds on which it is made; and c) Send it to : Manager Licensing Earth Resources Regulation Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions PO Box 2392 Melbourne VIC 3001 within 21 days of the latest date on which the application was advertised. All objections received are available to be inspected free of charge at Earth Resources Information Centre, Level 15, 1 Spring St, Melbourne by contacting the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356. Enquiries can be made by writing to the Manager Licensing, Earth Resources Regulation at the above address or by phoning the Earth Resources Information Centre on 1300 366 356.







5. Other Statutory Requirements: a. Subject to other statutory requirements being satisfied, a prospecting license, if granted, entitles the holder of the license to prospect or explore for minerals, carry out mining on the relevant land, and do anything else that is incidental to that mining. b. Further information regarding the statutory requirements that must be complied with prior to work being undertaken on a license, including landowner and occupier consent requirements, is available on the departments internet site at: mining-and-extractives

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Shyla Heal joins Spirit

THE Bendigo Fighting Miners rugby union team got a special visit last week from two Melbourne Rebels players at training. Harrison Goddard and Trevor Hosea helped Bendigo coaches Dave McDonald and Tony Shihemi by demonstrating drills and training routines used by professional teams. The Melbourne Rebels are enjoying one of their best seasons to date in the Super Rugby competition and are atop the Australian Conference with five wins from seven games. The Miners are on the hunt for new players to fill their roster after half of their playing stocks from a season ago won’t be returning. For more information about how you can play for the Miners, contact Dave McDonald on 0439 705 191 or visit the club’s Facebook page.

CROSSING COUNTRY THE South Bendigo Athletic Club’s cross country began

last weekend, with the first run of the season beside the White Hills Botanic Gardens. The 5000 metre long distance event saw Jesse Noden cross with the fastest time of 17 minutes and 56 seconds in the male category, with Sophia Hawken’s time of 22 minutes and 35 seconds the best female time. The 3000 metre, 1500m and 800m events all featured competitive fields, with Logan Tickell taking out both the 3000m and 1500m events and first-time runner Bevan Smart crossing fastest in the 800m. Genevieve Nihill, Anna deVrieze and Gemma Tuena were among the first placegetters in the female distance events. The next club run is tomorrow at Golf Course Rd, Epsom. The events featured will be 5000m, 3000m, 1500m and 800m runs. The club encourages runners of any level of fitness to come along and you can visit the South Bendigo Athletic Club Facebook page or call Peter on 0417 684 306 for more information.

Harry wins a prize

AFTER a rookie season with Perth Lynx, the Bendigo Spirit have secured an Australian upand-coming talent in Shyla Heal. Heal comes from a very talented basketball family and has already established herself as a junior around the country. Following in her father Shane’s footsteps, Heal accepted a scholarship offer to the Centre of Excellence in July of 2017. A year later Heal took her talents to the Perth Lynx for her debut season in the WNBL. Already making her mark on the international basketball scene, Heal has represented Australia at the U17 Oceania Championships in Guam; averaging 13.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. As well as, being named in the U19 Gems squad, with the first camp being held in Canberra from the of May 5-7. Head coach Tracy York said she was happy to have secured one of the most promising up and coming point guards. “Shyla Heal has represented Australia at U17 and U19 level and is an outstanding player; determined, hardworking and tenacious all over the floor,” she said. “Shyla will be an asset to our program and with her style of play will be exciting to watch.” The New South Wales native is playing for her home club, Sutherland Sharks in the Waratah League averaging 26.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game, in five games. Having notched up a triple-double in her third game with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists against the Sydney Comets. “I’m really excited about playing for Bendigo this season,” Heal said. “I’ve played for Tracy before in the Australian junior team and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to play under her again. I can’t wait to contribute and show the WNBL what I can do.”


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THE Victorian Railways Institute recognised Bendigo VRI Bowling Club member Harry Huggard on Tuesday by awarding him life membership. Mr Huggard has been a member of the Bendigo club since 1991, with mateship and a sense of community keeping him engaged with the club for so long. Many hours of dedication to the club including maintenance works and renovations had Mr Huggard jesting that he “didn’t know where I found time to go to work with all the time I’ve spent at the bowling club.” He was awarded life membership at the Bendigo VRI five years ago, but the VRI at large has now also recognised his service and loyalty to the club both on and off the green. Mr Huggard was surprised to receive the recognition saying, “I was really surprised and greatly appreciate it.” The Bendigo VRI Bowling Club has more than 50 members and Mr Huggard thanked his wife Shirley for her ongoing support and the clubs’ small, but loyal members, describing them as a family. PROUD: Harry Huggard and his wife Shirley. Photo: BRENDAN McCARTHY

Braves women shine THE Champions IGA Lady Braves have started the NBL1 season in the best possible way after back-toback wins in round two to move to 3-0. On Friday night, the Lady Braves used a dominant second half, where they outscored the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence 39-20 to win 7254 at Bendigo Stadium. Kelly Wilson top scored with 22 points and 14 assists, with Gabe Richards dropping 20 points in the win. The Lady Braves backed up that strong performance with a 7355 win against rivals the Ballarat Rush on Saturday night. A strong second and fourth quarters propelled the side, who were once again led by Kelly Wilson, who scored 22 points. Round two wasn’t a

TOP SCORER: Kelly Wilson. good one for the Bendigo Bank Braves who lost both of their games to fall to 1-2 on the season. New import Deonte Burton scored 11 points on debut but it wasn’t enough as the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence dominated the sec-

ond half 48-34 to win by 15 points, 87-72. The derby at Ballarat’s Minerdome was a much closer contest, with the Braves in the game until the buzzer, losing 94-86. It was a break out game for Burton, who scored a game-high 30

points on 9/14 shooting, with captain Ray Turner scoring 21 points in a losing effort. The Bendigo Bank Braves and Champions IGA Lady Braves both hit the road tomorrow night to play the Kilsyth Cobras at Kilsyth Sports Centre.

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Athletes in the running MANY championship winners are in the running for the H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year to be announced at tonight’s Flack Advisory Bendigo Region awards presentation. Outstanding performers in shot put, decathlon, cross-country, sprints and high jump are among the leading contenders for the prestigious award. The Bendigo region will honour the stars from the track and field, cross-country, and hardworking officials during the function at Bendigo Club in Strathdale. Just days after winning the open shot put at the Athletics Australia National Championships,

GOOD NEWS: Lisa Chesters made the announcement on Friday. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Funding for park By NICHOLAS NAKOS

FEDERAL Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters has announced that a federal Labor Government will fund $125,000 worth of upgrades to Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park. The funding is to ensure that a scoreboard, new lights and ground audio can be fitted at the venue, which has already

undergone extensive works. “The completion of the lights, scoreboard and ground audio will create greater options for the user groups of the oval and also provide extra community activities for the residents of Eaglehawk,” Ms Chesters said. Scott Jefferis from the Eaglehawk Cricket Club welcomed the announcement that would finish off years of development.

“The Eaglehawk Development Group and clubs have been working for 10 years to upgrade the facilities at Canterbury Park,” Mr Jefferis said. “Lighting will allow us to play football and cricket and night and greater use of the oval. Sound and scoreboard upgrades means we can also have community movie nights,” he said.

Geoff Shaw Swan Hill teenager Emma Berg could add her name to the H.H. Hunter Athlete of the Year honour board. A brilliant season by South Bendigo Athletics Club’s field star included gold in the open and under-20 shot put, and silver in the

Andy Buchanan open and under-20 discus at the Victorian Championships. Bendigo Harriers veteran Geoff Shaw showed his all-round skill as he won the decathlon for the 70-plus class at the World Masters Games in Spain. Later in the season he broke his Australian Masters record, scoring 7307 points on his way to gold in the Athletics Victoria and Australian Masters multi-event titles at the La Trobe University Bendigo’s athletics complex in Flora Hill. Bendigo University’s Andy Buchanan achieved the rare feat of consecutive national cross-country 10 kilometre titles as he charged to victory at the Maleny Golf Club course on the Sunshine Coast. Other athletes expected to figure prominently in various awards are Eaglehawk sprinter Kye Mason from Cohuna, clubmate and reigning Victorian open high jump titleholder Denise Snyder from Swan Hill, and young guns James Woods and Jayden Padgham.

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Alyssa Tangi of Lavalla Catholic College. Photos: BRENDAN McCARTHY

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Marist teams compete

BENDIGO hosted nearly 500 Marist College basketball students from across Australia this week in a four-day tournament at Bendigo

Stadium. Senior boys and girls teams from 22 Marist schools attended the event, which was cohosted by Marist College Bendigo.

The principal of Marist College Bendigo Darren McGregor said the sporting tournament brings students from Marist Col-

leges together in the spirit of fair play. “Bendigo is a terrific place to gather for this year’s carnival and

we hope players and families have the opportunity to experience a little of what this regional city has to offer,” Mr McGregor said.

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