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ISSUE 1129 FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

Coming together ANNE Conway OAM and Bobby Wise were amongst hundreds of residents who came together to celebrate NAIDOC Week, honouring one of the oldest cultures in the world while looking towards a peaceful future of friendship and acceptance. – Story Page 3



THE Bendigo Writers Festival has been rocked by the sudden withdrawal of a high-profile author amid claims she was left with no choice but to step aside under pressure from the City of Greater Bendigo. Crime writer Maryrose Cuskelly is the author of Wedderburn, a nonfiction account of a triple murder case from 2014 that was published in 2018 after a man was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of three members of a neighbouring family. The book has sparked contro-


Crime author withdraws under pressure

versy among grief stricken members of the victims’ family, who are understood to have made representations to the City of Greater Bendigo for Ms Cuskelly’s appearance at the festival to be cancelled. Ms Cuskelly yesterday confirmed she had been asked to withdraw from the program, and after being told about the ongoing pain and anguish of family members following the 2014 murders, she agreed to

do so. “It just seemed appropriate to acquiesce,” she said. Ms Cuskelly was scheduled to appear as part of three panels across the festival, and confirmed her book on the Wedderburn deaths was not to be the focus of any of those sessions. She said she was aware of concerns the festival could have been disrupted as a means of protest against her participation, and that this could

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have had an impact on other speakers. “I really don’t want the BWF to be damaged.” In a statement to the Bendigo Weekly, festival chair Rod Fyffe said he and mayor Margaret O’Rourke had been contacted by some family members concerned about the author’s inclusion in the program. “We then met with these family members, who shared that they

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continue to experience significant pain and heartache. They were quite distressed and their concerns were passed on to the author, who, following a discussion with City of Greater Bendigo staff, agreed to withdraw from the festival.” Asked whether the City of Greater Bendigo was concerned at how this matter would be viewed in the wider community, Cr Fyffe said council and the organisation understands the family members involved continue to experience significant pain and heartache. Continued Page 2

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Very quickly many of the other patrons decided they’d like to contribute a bob. You see where this story is going now. A meeting was held and it was decided that the group would be known as Uncle Bob’s Club – because of the shilling a week subscription. The organisation, specific to Victoria, quickly grew and is now the main collection agency for the Good Friday Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. Which takes us to Bendigo, where Uncle Bob’s has raised more than $1 million. Uncle Bob’s Club Bendigo has also regularly hosted local fundraisers for childrenfocused health issues. But the Bendigo branch

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“And we do not wish to cause them any further distress. This has been the sole reason for acting on the concerns of the family. “It is hoped the Bendigo Writers Festival continues to encourage debate and respect opinions of others.” Ms Cuskelly paid tribute to the BWF’s director Rosemary Sorensen, who she said had been incredibly support-

ive and was even more disappointed that Ms Cuskelly would not be part of the event. “I am really sorry she has been exposed to this level of intimidation.” The award winning author said writing about true crime was rife with danger and the capacity to upset people. Asked how her publisher Allen & Unwin had responded to news of her withdrawal, Ms Cuskelly said they were

supportive, but were also disappointed at the move. “I think from their opinion, it borders on censorship.” In an email to festival supporters sent yesterday, Ms Sorensen said the organisers had met with “opposition to a speaker, by people who used their influence to suggest they would disrupt the festival, because of this one speaker. “That has been difficult to deal with, replacing the joy of

creating something so valuable for a community with sadness and resignation. “To feel defeated by that would be, I believe, letting you all down, and depriving all those who come to our festival on August 9-11 of the quiet magic, the lovely unpredictability, the shared pleasure that we know it brings, year after year. So, on with the show. It’s building, despite the setback, to be our best ever. I hope you agree.”

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Record crowds for NAIDOC Hundreds pay tribute to Jaara Jaara elder


A RECORD crowd attended the official launch of NAIDOC Week last Monday. NAIDOC representatives estimated there were some 300 to 400 people in attendance in the Library Gardens where the Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony took place. However, before official proceedings took place, a one-minute silence was held to acknowledge the passing of Jaara Jaara elder, Uncle Brien Nelson. After the Smoking Ceremony the crowd, which included tradi-

tional owners and elders, Mayor Margaret O’Rourke and representatives from a variety of Bendigo agencies proceeded into the town hall. The theme of this year’s NAIDOC week was then introduced by Treaty Election Assembly Officer, Bobby Wise. The Uluru Statement built on generations of consultation and discussions among indigenous people on a range of issues and grievances was rejected by the Coalition government.

As a result, Aboriginal communities and the Victorian government are working towards a treaty. The first step towards a treaty, according to Mr Wise, was the need to agree on “ground rules” including who can negotiate. Mr Wise said his job was to facilitate an election process which will result in the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria. “Assembly members will elect an executive and a chairperson to lead assembly business,” he said. “Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decisionmaking in Australia’s democracy.” The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, which will be the voice for Aboriginal communities during the next phase of the treaty process, will be set up in October 2019. The assembly will be made up of 33 seats and only people who are Traditional Owners of Country in Victoria can qualify to be a member of the assembly. They must also be at least

16 years of age. Mr Wise said the basic issues that will concern the assembly will centre around education, health and culture. A self-determination fund will be set up by the Victorian state government to support negotiating parties. MP Lisa Chesters said the ALP supported the treaty, which was critical to the interests of the First Nations people. By opening up NAIDOC Week to the general community Ms Chesters said the local Aboriginal community was both generous and welcoming.

Blokes Lunch returns in 2019

KNIT ONE PURL ONE: Textiles artisan Lisa Howard. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Come and try at annual craft festival TEXTILE artists from Bendigo and its surrounds will descend upon the North Bendigo Bowls Club for the Artisans Textile Festival next weekend. The festival is in its eighth year, with this year’s theme being to “come and try”. The event caters to newcomers and

experienced crafters alike in a warm and relaxed space. Crafts include spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, handmade buttons, mohair yarn and much more. There will be garments for sale and plenty of original patterns and kits to inspire.

Home cooked food, tea, coffee and a relaxing space with lots of parking and a gold coin entry add to the events’ appeal. The festival takes place on July 1920 between 9am and 6pm and July 21 from 9am-3pm at the North Bendigo Bowls Club hall.

BENDIGO’S Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch is back for 2019, with a crowd of more than 500 expected to attend the Friday, November 22 fundraiser at the Bendigo Stadium. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the local event, which raises funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Bendigo Health. Since 2010, more than $800,000 has been raised locally, and organisers are hoping this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet. Special guests for the 10th anniversary Bendigo Weekly backed lunch include football personalities Barry Breen and Mark Maclure. Breen kicked the most famous point of all time in the VFL/AFL’s proud history when he saw his beloved St Kilda home by the narrowest of margins in the 1966 VFL Grand Final against Collingwood, while Maclure is a three time Carlton premiership player, a former club captain and a club legend in the true sense of the word, and he remains a widely respected commentator of the modern game. Organisers have also secured high-profile entertainer and comedian Tom Siegert to ensure there’s plenty of laughs on the day, while committee chairman Neil Macdonald said the introduction of an Ambassador program in 2019 would help promote the good health message and remind all men

to ensure they continue to heave their health checkups, and to look out and after one another. “We are delighted to launch the Ambassador program this year, and also pleased at the support and encouragement we have received from the community for the program, and for our event over the past decade. ‘We are also pleased to once again have Bendigo Stadium on board to host our function, and we’re also extremely grateful for the support of our many generous sponsors.” As part of the new Ambassador program, blokes will be invited to promote the importance of regular health checkups within their own friendship groups, workplaces, families and the broader community and to provide an example of good health, a healthy lifestyle and general wellbeing. High-profile businessman Stephen Iser is Bendigo’s inaugural Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch Gold Ambassador, and has been a proud supporter of the fundraising event since its inception. Mr Iser is an active cyclist and healthy lifestyle devotee, and a strong supporter of the local community through his prominent family business, Hume and Iser Mitre10. Tickets for this year’s lunch go on sale from Thursday, July 18 and are $120 each, or $120 per table of 10. More details will be released next week.

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Pilot training takes off


FIVE future pilots began their studies this week as part of the first intake at RMIT University’s new flight training school at Bendigo Airport. The course will see students gain their skills in Cessna 172 planes, with Bendigo as a base for training but also using airstrips in Swan Hill, Mildura, Shepparton, Horsham and NSW’s Riverina. Students will study an Associate Degree in Professional Pilot, which teaches the employability outcomes of the role, before undertaking a Bachelor’s degree covering management aspects of aviation. RMIT Senior Manager of Flight and Aviation Mike Heffey said the

first week of classes had gone well, with students undertaking introductory and occupational, health and safety training, with hopes of hitting the skies today. “The students seem all very engaged. It’s a mixture of students, some of the students it seems may have decided on a career choice, there’s a couple of mature aged students,” Mr Heffey said. “They seem to enjoy the facilities in Bendigo, it’s absolutely firstclass.” Bendigo became home to the university’s second flight training school due to the viability of recent upgrades to the airport. “We also understood that the City of Greater Bendigo has been quite proactive in growing the

operations at Bendigo Airport, and investing in redoing the runway and the lighting,” he said. “I think they’ve done a wonderful job in ensuring there’s a longterm future for Bendigo Airport. “We’re quite pleased to set up our operation there and hopefully it will attract other businesses into that area.” RMIT plans to build additional classrooms in its hangar at the airport, with Mr Heffey expecting a larger intake to the course from school-leavers come 2020. “We’ve done a fair bit of market research around our catchment area for central Victoria and the region,” he said. “There’s no reason why we can’t enrol 20 or more students each

City launches kids triathlon

intake, and grow it, and if need be we will grow our facilities to accept more and more students as we go.” According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, almost 800,000 pilots will be required over the next two decades, including more than 260,000 in the Asia-Pacific region. RMIT’s new training school started operations just days after the City of Greater Bendigo learned it had failed to lure either of the two Qantas pilot training academies now confirmed for Toowoomba and Mackay, despite a strong campaign. Director Strategy and Growth Bernie O’Sullivan said Bendigo had put forward a compelling case for consideration.

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BENDIGO is set to get a new kids triathlon event in December to replace the popular Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, which failed to return to the city in 2019. The locally organised and managed Bendigo Kids Triathlon is a partnership between City of Greater Bendigo, Empowering Eaglehawk, Bendigo Telco, Bendigo Bank, In2Adventure and Triathlon Victoria, and hopes to attract 400 participants. It will be held at Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park precinct, with participants swimming at Peter Krenz Leisure Centre, riding around Lake Neangar and Lake Tom Thumb, before finishing with laps of the Canterbury Park oval. It’s a non-competitive, participation first event aimed at those aged 7-15. City of Greater Bendigo’s tourism and major events manager Terry Karamaloudis said the event would help to encourage young people to follow a healthy lifestyle and have fun. “We know that habits form early and that if we can show them the right way from a young age, they will generally stick with it,“ he said. He said the event was grown from Sanitarium’s departure, and aimed to stay for the long-term. “We clearly saw that the community had an appetite to support events that showcased health and fitness and healthy lifestyles for children,“ he said. “The significance of this one is this is all homegrown, put together by many stakeholders in the Bendigo community.” Robyn Lazenby of In2Adventure, who are managing the event, said it was about getting kids involved. “It’s putting those achievable challenges where you have to push yourself a little bit, but not the state where it’s not comfortable.” The event will be held on Sunday, December 1, visit

“We know that we have fantastic liveability here, uncongested air space and clear blue skies... it wasn’t meant to be on this occasion, however through the process we’ve developed really strong and excellent relationships with Qantas and we’re very pleased about that.” He said the establishment of the RMIT flying school was great news for Bendigo, and he was pleased the education provider had seen the benefits and vision that Bendigo provides, albeit on a smaller scale. “We’re very happy at the interest we are seeing at the Bendigo airport to grow pilot training, but also grow a compatible business park in and around the airport that services the airline industry in particular.”

Australia Day talks welcomed THE head of a leading Bendigo indigenous organisation has welcomed a recommendation going to City of Greater Bendigo councillors next week committing to ongoing conversation regarding the city’s marking of Australia Day. It comes after members of the Central Bendigo Uniting Church Cluster Council issued a petition to councillors in May citing a growing number of Australians questioning the validity of January 26 as a national holiday. They asked for the city’s next Reconciliation Plan to include an engagement process to determine how the country’s “nationhood can be celebrated” in the city, referencing other Victorian councils such as Darebin and Yarra who have changed their January 26 commemorations. A report being taken to Wednesday’s council meeting prepared in response to the petition states council is committed to “respectful and ongoing conversation with community” regarding the matter, and that an engagement process would occur as part of the city’s next Reconciliation Plan over 2019, 2020 and 2021. Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation chief executive officer Rodney Carter said January 26 for first peoples was recognised not as a founding of the country but a form of invasion. “If we were true to that and understood the effects on a section of Australian society, I think it needs further conversation,” he said. “For any kind of complex debate conversation, if it was dead in the water and people weren’t going to consider it at all, that would be somewhat disappointing. “I think it’s defining for us in our collective identity, that we’re understanding of each other’s positions.” The council report reads that an engagement plan for the city to guide the organisation in “commencing conversations with the local Aboriginal community and for better understanding local views regarding January 26” would be developed, and be part of the new Reconciliation Plan. Mr Carter said the corporation was looking forward to being involved in such process. – Sam Kane

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THE look is a little bit retro this year, but Bendigo Writers Festival is up-to-date when it comes to innovation. With interest in this year’s program booming and ticket sales ahead of expectation, The Capital Venues and Events team are stepping up preparations for the best festival yet. This year, the festival precinct will be improved, with an information booth at “Camp Junction”, midway along the pathway between The Capital and Ulumbarra Theatre. There’s also a “save-

A LOOK AT LIFE: Paul Davies. your-legs” golf-cart service that will shuttle along that route between these two venues throughout the day. For those who like to kick-on after a packed day of talks and discussions, the Festival Club in the bar at Bendigo Bowls Club will be open until late.

There are also free crime-genre readings on Friday night, and “Bendigo’s Best Bits” readings on Saturday night, following the Paul Davies “What Is Life?” feature event in Ulumbarra Theatre. The Festival Club will be open during the day as

a meet-up place between the Festival Pass sessions, which run in the comfortable meeting room at the Bowls Club. Festival guests who will be appearing in the Bendigo Bowls Club include Claire G Coleman, Clare Wright, Jane Caro, Jon Kudelka, Kate Forsyth and Ginger Gorman. One innovation which is getting lots of interest is the festival’s use of the Slido online Q&A platform. Audiences at sessions in Ulumbarra Theatre and the Capital Theatre will be able to ask questions via smartphones, improving both the range and efficiency of the traditional end-of-session question time. With a quality program, warm hospitality and excellent value for money, Bendigo Writers Festival is set to build on its strong reputation to showcase the best Bendigo has to offer.

Nexus performs epic Les Mis CELEBRATING their 10th anniversary, Nexus Bendigo Youth Theatre is performing Les Misérables at the Capital Theatre later this month. An epic tale of one man’s journey from despair to salvation, the Nexus production features Kody Austin as Jean Valjean, the convict who has been offered a second chance at life and love. Other key roles feature Jacob Hooke as Marius and Char-

lie Clark as Cossette. Director/ producer is Julie Lovell and Andrew Trewartha will lead the orchestra. Boublil and Schonberg’s score has been delighting audiences since it premiered in 1985. Les Misérables has run continuously on London’s West End ever since. Nexus BYT is part of MADCOW (Make A Difference, Change

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Fair call for public support

THE Bendigo Easter Fair Society has officially launched its sponsorship drive for the 150th Bendigo Easter Fair in 2020, with organisers hoping to create the city’s biggest and best Easter celebrations. The society has been custodians of the Bendigo Easter Fair since 1871, with the first Easter Fair held on April 10 and 11, 1871 at the Lower Camp Reserve – about the location of the Conservatory Gardens. The event was created to raise funds for the Bendigo Hospital and the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum. Bendigo Easter Fair Society president Simon Mulqueen said the committee had been working hard on the additional elements they would like to implement in the program for 2020. “Today we are seeking

the support of business and the community to ensure this celebration of 150 years is a worthy one, and the society is calling on businesses large and small to get behind this initiative,” he said. “In the last few weeks at least 400 proposals have been forwarded to businesses asking for their help in the form of sponsorship for the event.” Mr Mulqueen said funds raised will go directly toward the special elements planned to boost the festival which will return to a four-day format for the 2020 festival. “It is only with the support of the business community, can we expect to grow this event.” Mr Mulqueen said a range of sponsorship were availpackages able, ranging from $900 (bronze), $3000 (silver), $6000 (gold) to $10,000

(150 partner), and can be paid over three financial years if that assists businesses. “We will also accept any contributions business would like to make. “This is a once in a lifetime celebration and we encourage all members of the community to get involved.” The Easter Fair is recognised as the longest, continuously running community festival in Australia and is Bendigo’s largest annual tourist drawcard which injects millions of dollars into the local economy. The Easter Fair Society handed the operational responsibility to the City of Greater Bendigo’s Events Department in 2004 due to the magnitude of the event, but remains an integral part of the event’s planning. Working with the City of Greater Bendigo, the

STROKE SUPPORT CENTRE BENDIGO’S Stroke Support Centre will open its doors on Friday, July 26 in California Gully. The centre is a dedicated community-based, not-for-profit support service for those who have suffered a stroke. There is a focus on community inclusion, teaching independent living skills and sharing recovery techniques. In the past 18 months, centres in Geelong and Kew have been successfully operating, with Bendigo soon to be home to the group’s first regional centre. The centre is located in the Mechanics Institute at 8-12 School Street, California Gully.


WANTED: Organisers are seeking memorabilia. society hopes to bring some special elements to 2020 that are either new or have not been seen for some years. Mr Mulqueen also invited members of the community who have any Easter Fair memora-

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Show to raise the baa

NATIONAL INTEREST: The annual show is a must on the rural calendar.

THE 142nd Australian Sheep and Wool Show returns to Bendigo’s Prince of Wales Showgrounds next week and promises to be more than just an agricultural event. The three-day festival, from Friday, July 19 until Sunday, July 21 will celebrate the best in sheep genetics, discover latest industry innovations and showcase how sheep and wool contribute to everyday life. This is the 20th year the show has been staged in Bendigo, bringing with it tremendous community and economic benefits. Australian Sheep Breeders Association chief executive

Margot Falconer said the show attracts national interest. “For the farmers, the show is definitely all about the sheep,” Ms Falconer said. “But for the public, it’s about the entertainment and the total package.” The Australian Fleece Competition and judging will be a highlight of the festival, with shearing and wool handling competitions, fashion parades, the Festival of Lamb culinary experience and the Women of Wool luncheon just some of the events on the agenda. For more information and to view the event schedule, visit

SIX local footy teams will be playing at Queen Elizabeth Oval on Sunday as part of the Bendigo Junior Football League Headspace Gala Day. At 11am, the under-16 reserves from White Hills and Marong square off, with the under-16 seniors game between Strathfieldsaye and Kangaroo Flat to follow at 12.45pm. The under-18 girls game between Eaglehawk and Golden Square concludes the day’s play. There will be a Headspace marquee and promotional material available at the QEO, with awards given after each match and a food van to keep spectators well fed.

ROYAL COMMISSION THE state government this week released its submission to the Royal Commission into the Mental Health system. It is seeking an accessible, flexible and responsive mental health system that provides care and treatment free of stigma and discrimination. The Royal Commission is the first of its kind in Australia and will map out a plan of action that drives major changes to mental health services to support Victorians with mental illness. The public hearings that include evidence about people’s lived experience of mental illness began last week. The state’s only regional hearing will take place on Monday at the Maryborough Community Hub between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm, and anyone can attend.

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THE first lunch prepared in the new Eaglehawk Community House kitchen was served on Tuesday. The new facilities, partially funded through $20,000 from the federal government’s Stronger Communities grant, feature two ovens, two hot plates, two microwaves and an updated design. House coordinator Tracey Clarke said the new kitchen and features were exciting. “The building is well

and truly over 30 years of age, and nothing had ever really been done to the building throughout that time,” she said. “It means a great deal to us here at the house, but also to the community.” Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters was on hand for a tour of the enhanced kitchen, and said the new space would provide for the Eaglehawk people for many years to come. “For volunteer-based organisations, it’s hard

to fundraise to get to $20,000, so to be able to have this capital works grant – look at what this house has been able to do.” The community house, which also runs classes and groups for locals, has up to 1000 people pass through its doors each week. They have also completed other modifications to the site such as adding an extra bathroom, thanks to grants from YMCA, City of Greater Bendigo and Empowering Eaglehawk.


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Battle lost THE editorial in last week’s Bendigo Weekly describes the cancellation of the Bendigo Bank Fun Run as a “setback”, and a “turning point”, but “never a defeat”. Umm, actually, with respect, that is precisely what it is. Without so much as lifting a finger, those who would happily wreak carnage among us have won. The writer of the piece has used “safety” to explain why the event needed not to happen. That does not hold up. If there were issues with the weather, the surface of the course, crowd control or some other problem which made the event a public safety issue, quoting safety as the reason would make sense. The real and present danger of a terror attack at a large public gathering is not a safety issue. It is a security issue. There are government agencies dedicated to it. It calls for certain people to be called to account for wilfully, if not deliberately, allowing the proliferation of elements in our country who are now a constant threat to society. In the past decade Bendigo, for example, has gone from being a place where all sorts of events took place with never a thought of someone committing a terrorist act, to the point where the cost and logistics of protecting a large gathering from some form of attack are not sustainable. That has not been because of a lack of health and safety. It has been because people will not even admit there is a problem, let alone name it. The plotters of terror attacks against Australians have us beaten because people are frightened of offending them. Of course the organisers have done the right thing cancelling the fun run. They had no choice. We have lost this battle. If things don’t change, we might end up losing the war. Murray McPhie, Epsom

Political paralysis THERE is a terrible stagnation at the heart of our traditional twoparty system. The stark evidence of this is that, since the May 18 federal election, which the Morrison-led Coalition won by a mere two seats, we have seen the Labor “opposition” join with the government to give

carte blanche to multinational mining companies in the face of the current climate emergency. We see Labor endorsing the continued torture of asylum seekers by declaring that they are an identical major party of boat turnbacks and off-shore detention. We are witnessing Labor vote for the Coalition’s tax cuts to the wealthy rather than arguing for penalty rate protections and wage increases for struggling Australians. Labor voters should be aghast at the spectacle of the ALP promising to “work with” the government on new religious discrimination laws. Labor now also boasts a Shadow Minister for Home Affairs. There is very little hope for social, economic and environmental justice while a craven Labor “major” Party fails miserably to oppose a bigoted neo-con agenda which it should abhor as the antithesis of a fair and decent society. In truth, the Greens have been the genuine progressive leaders in the Australian parliament for years, with a compromised “major” party in the Labor Party cherry-picking Greens evidence-based policy, then electorally stuffing it up by failing to demonstrate commitment to comprehensive, systemic progressive social change and courageous economic foresight. Greens solitary lower house MP Adam Bandt, along with independent Andrew Wilkie were the only MPs to vote against the government’s tax-cut package, and the nine Greens in the senate implacably reject it because it will increase and entrench inequality and undermine essential public services. The images of Adam Bandt and Andrew Wilkie occupying the green leather of the opposition benches against a united LNP/ALP is emblematic of our current twoparty preferred political paralysis. Michelle Goldsmith, Eaglehawk

Wishes respected IT was no surprise at all to find former councillor Helen Leach weighing in to the debate on voluntary assisted dying (More harm than good, Weekly, July 5), nor was it surprising to read her opinions on the matter. She begins by saying “a lack of knowledge never stopped some people from attacking those with a real understanding of an issue” – whose “lack of knowledge” and whose “real understanding” is she

PICK OF THE WEEK: The beauty of bark. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN For more photos go to referring to? On first reading this, I asked myself, is she actually admitting to a limited awareness of this issue? No, of course not. She and Sally Anne Petherbridge are the ones who really understand, while Hopper Symonds and Proctor are the ones lacking in knowledge. What arrogance this is. Aside from the lack of courtesy she shows in referring to us without first names or titles, there is nothing at all in Ms Leach’s letter to suggest compassion for those actually experiencing the ravages of terminal illness, nor for their families and loved ones. Instead, there are scaremongering expressions such as “the slippery slope of a widening of the criteria needed to access assisted suicide” and “navigating the dying towards a quick fix” which are at best insensitive, at worst offensive, and moreover have absolutely no supporting evidence. Add to this the similarly unsubstantiated and equally unpleasant “better ways to kill their citizens” and “suicide tourism markets” statements from Ms Petherbridge’s letter (June 21), and I cannot help but wonder, is this the “real understanding” that these two women are supposedly privy to? If so, then clearly HS&P have missed something, as Ms Leach’s final sentences seem to indicate.

She proclaims that “Sally Anne is right. Recent letter writers are not.” Really? Does this whole debate come down to a simple question of who is right and who is wrong? If it does, then whose business is it to decide, and on whose behalf? In the Victorian parliament the decision has already been made, not on the arbitrary basis of right or wrong, but on the basis of a more compassionate option for terminally ill persons who wish to avail themselves of it. If it so happened that Ms Petherbridge and Ms Leach did not wish personally to take this option, then in law their wishes would be respected. One can only hope that they would show the same respect to those who, also in law, choose otherwise. Julie Hopper, Bendigo

Unlimited services RECENT articles in the Herald Sun posed questions about the roles of Victorian local councils. Gone are the days when councils concentrated on core activities including roads, rubbish etc. Now councils have indulged in the pursuit of agendas well outside the local government purview, such as climate change, progressive social initiatives and federal and

state political issues. The interesting thing is the widening of council services seems to be driven by highly paid executive officers who pander to the needs of articulate well-heeled special interest groups. Average battling ratepayers/ residents who are in the majority, have little say in the ballooning range of services on offer. Acting Premier, Lisa Neville, remarked: “Councils have to be accountable for their spending and they have to be accountable to their communities. Clearly they’re not doing that to the extent they need to.” Our local council, City of Greater Bendigo, appears to be at the forefront of offering an unlimited range of services to residents. But do we really want them and should we have to stump up more and more of our limited resources to pay for them? Colin Carrington, Heathcote

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Future needs unity A RECENT letter to the City of Greater Bendigo regarding increasing concerns at how our nation celebrates a national holiday on January 26 is likely to be the catalyst for much discussion and debate. How, when and why we acknowledge all of our past will always be incredibly complex, but our nation also needs to make some dramatic inroads into some of the modern day issues and challenges we share a responsibility for. The issue of how and when Australia celebrates its national day has long been a bone of contention, but shifting the date risks further alienation and disenchantment of more Australians. Perhaps a greater effort to improve the standard of living for more Australians, and particularly indigenous Australians, would be a much better point to focus on, and would certainly go a long way towards creating a nation where the riches and benefits of living in such a wonderful country can be more equitably shared and enjoyed.

Editorial Comment Australia stands condemned for the rates of incarceration among indigenous people, as well as mortality rates, health standards and other issues related to housing, education and employment of indigenous peoples. Political solutions to many of these challenges have floundered, while in other instances progress has not been what was needed. It’s hard to move forward when issues from the past remain largely unresolved. When then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd issued an historic national apology to Australia’s indigenous peoples back in 2008, he invoked calls for a future that harnessed the determination of all Australians “to close the gap that lies between us in life expectancy, educational achievement and economic opportunity.

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Festival and interviewed by the Weekly’s Steve Kendall, offering his pearls of wisdom to a packed Ulumbarra Theatre. Our writers festival has a history of offering its stage to contentious figures, with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the headline act of the 2016 Bendigo Writers Festival, appearing via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

its credibility, but also the free exchange of ideas we enjoy in Bendigo, just a month after former Bendigo Weekly journalist Annika Smethurst’s home was raided by the Australian Federal Police, who then had the ABC’s offices in Sydney in their sights. Writers festivals are built on ideas that are meant to be thought provoking and shouldn’t

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FUTURE OF SPORT: Junior cricket players meet Dai Gum Loong as part of a recruitment campaign. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN By GRACE AICKEN

JUNIOR players from the Sandhurst Cricket Club came face-to-face with Bendigo’s newest Imperial Chinese dragon, Dai Gum Loong, at the club’s recruitment launch at the Golden Dragon Museum on Monday. The campaign aims to encourage more women and children to take up the sport. Co-president of the Sandhurst

Cricket Club Shane Robinson said they were thrilled to have the support of the museum but they also need the support of the central Victorian community. “The opportunities that are there now for women in cricket and sport in general are just fantastic. We want to be able to provide those opportunities at Sandhurst,” Mr Robinson said. The club has close to 10 girls in their junior competition but


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would like to be able to establish a stand-alone girls’ team and a senior women’s team. “We’ve tried to place a real onus on having a good quality culture with our juniors, so providing a really good platform and having a link between our senior cricketers and our junior cricketers is something that we really focus on,” he said. Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters also attended the

launch and said it was exciting to see the growth in female participation in sport. “If we want women in sport to excel, we need to look after grassroots organisations,” Ms Chesters said. Those wanting to join the Sandhurst Dragons should contact junior co-ordinator Paul Henderson on 0428 177 314 or email the club at sandhurst@club.

A delicious murder mystery LOOKING for an entertaining way to celebrate Christmas in July? Then look no further than “A Dinner to Die For”, a wickedly funny murder mystery night. On Thursday, July 25, A Dinner to Die For will be presented by The Bendigo Club and Bare Element Productions. The three-hour show is peppered with music, murder, mysteries, disembodied limbs and suitable hysterical screams. During the evening, diners will become the detectives for the night while mingling and enjoying a delicious three-course Christmas dinner. From arrival, diners will be stepping back in time to Christmas Eve 1928, where the dinner party is being hosted by the cunning Lord Quinten Daventry. Rumour has it that he will be announcing his engagement to Miss Fanny, who is besotted and oblivious to the designs on her fortune. So, if you fancy some comedic chaos, crazy characters and a scrumptious dinner, spiced with murder and intrigue, ring the Bendigo Club on 5443 0780 or visit www. Tickets are $75 per person, with discounts applicable to group bookings of 10 or more.





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ENDIGO Tile and Carpet Court continues to offer the latest in floor coverings and window furnishings. Cate and the helpful staff are continually updating their stock to keep abreast of current styles and trends, while also providing options for those who wish to maintain a more heritage feel. The choice of tiles that look like natural stone, terrazzo, pressed metal, metallic, travertine, slate, cement, marble and bluestone is vast. While virtually indistinguishable from the real thing these remarkable tiles are also maintenance free. Bendigo Tile and Carpet Court also

have an extensive range of subway tiles in varying sizes and colours. From muted, subtle and pastel hues through to intense, bright and bold colours, there is a shade to suite every decor. These tiles and many more are available by phoning 5443 1011, or calling into Tile and Carpet Court’s showroom at 5 Kennedy Street, Bendigo, open from 8.30am until 5pm weekdays and until 12.30pm Saturdays. Where they also have an impressive selection of interior and exterior window furnishings, from roller blinds, panel glides and venetians through to shutters and awnings.

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on wool and wool-blend carpets with a natural and luxurious feel, providing style and warmth to any room,” Trevor said. They can even advise customers about the most cost-effective, flooring solutions for their particular needs, as well as assistance with colour selection. “The cheapest carpet is not always the best, especially if it’s going to wear out in a couple of years.” And for customers seeking genuine value, Taggerts always have a clearance sale under way on various discontinued or discount lines. Taggerts Discount Carpets & Vinyls, with more than 700 rolls of stock, open Monday to Friday and late Saturday mornings at 18 to 20 Sandhurst Road, California Gully, phone 5446 1416.

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While for interior applications the new Ziptrak Interior range brings the simplicity of the original Ziptrack system indoors with a range of discreet blinds with superior insulation, leading child safety features and finger-touch operation. Ideal for the bedroom or home cinema room, the Interior system is the perfect choice with a range of translucent or blockout fabrics. And since the blind sits within a side track, there are no light gaps present at either side of the blind, unlike most other types of blinds. For a free measure and quote either on site or off the plan, Brian is only a phone call away on 0418 506 542. You can also find him on Facebook, or check out his web page at

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ESIDENTS of Bendigo and surrounding areas now have access to a new, high quality, low-cost pet desexing, vaccination and micro-chipping service. Snip & Chip low cost pet desexing, located at 2/18 Piper Road East Bendigo, is a satellite clinic of myvet Strathfieldsaye. This new clinic keeps prices low by vaccinating, micro-chipping, worming and desexing dogs and cats in a dedicated, well equipped facility. No other veterinary procedures are completed at Snip & Chip. Experienced vets and nurses provide the highest quality veterinary care, administering and providing pain relief medication during surgery and on discharge, while using dissolving stitches eliminating

the need for a return visit. Veterinarian Susan Bibby said they are the cheapest vets in Bendigo for desexing with cat castration costing $75 and cat spey costing $120. Dog castrations start at $140 and speys from $160. Snip & Chip also offer litter health check, vaccination and microchipping services. Puppy litters are $65 per puppy and kittens $58 per kitten. So what are you waiting for? Microchipped pets are 20 times more likely to be returned to their owners, and vaccinated and desexed pets lead longer and healthier lives. For further information, prices and bookings visit


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PUBLIC NOTICES Grocery distribution: Bendigo Baptist Community Care: Life Essentials, 214 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. for thought Tues and Thurs. 5441 4747. Bendigo Family & Financial Services Inc: Myers Street, Bendigo. Ph: 5441 5277. Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm. Community Foodshare Axedale: Axedale Hall, Axedale. Ph: 0438 997 649. Fridays from 1pm. Community Houses: Long Gully Neighbourhood Cntr: Humboldt Dve. 5442 1165. Wed am (bread only). Food Support 3556, Eaglehawk Community House, 19 Bright St. Ph: 5446 8322. Mon - Fri, 9am-2.30pm. Foodcare 3556: Eaglehawk Uniting Church, cnr Peg Leg Rd/Kirkwood Rd, Tues and Wed 1.30pm–4pm. Ph 0403 698 715. Giving and Living Op Shops: Shed 3, 75 Beischer Street, East Bendigo, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-1pm. Ph 5444 2882 Heathcote Foodshare Hub: 76 High Street, Heathcote. Ph: 0429 488 678. Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Sun by appointment. St Vincent de Paul (phone for appointment): 16 Hopetoun St, Bendigo. 5443 5688. Mon/Tues/Thurs and Fri, 10am–1.30pm. Kangaroo Flat–117 High St. 5447 9800. Mon–Fri, 10am–1pm. 82 High St, Eaglehawk. Ph: 5446 2548. Tues and Thurs 10am–1pm, Friday 1pm–4pm Uniting Bendigo Emergency Relief Centres: Bendigo: 25 Forest St. 5443 4972. Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri 10am-12.15pm and 1.30pm-3.45pm. Kangaroo Flat: Cnr. Church and Camp sts. 5443 5458. Tues and Fri 10am–1pm. Victory Foodbank: 110 Garsed St. Bendigo. Ph: 5443 5998. Mon-Fri, 10am–12pm.

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Community Meals and Soup Kitchens: Bendigo Baptist Community Care: Life Essentials, 214 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. 5441 4747. Tues 7.45am. Community Soup Luncheon: White Hills Uniting Church, Napier St. Ph: 5441 1417. Fri 12pm-1.30pm Eaglehawk Community House: 19 Bright St. 5446 8322. Tues noon and 6pm ($2 donation), Thurs 8.15am-9am ($1 donation). Fork in the Road Soup Kitchen: The Arcade, 165-171 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. Ph: 5448 1600. Thurs, 4pm-4.45pm. Kangaroo Flat Community Meals: Rotary Gateway Park, High St, Kangaroo Flat, Wed 5.30pm. Not Just Soup - Soup Kitchen: A Reasonable Christianity Church, 237 High St, Golden Square - back room. Ph: 0404 559 769. Sun 3.30pm-4.40pm, Thurs 5pm-6pm. Our Shed: 14 Sailors Gully Road, Eaglehawk. 5446 8813. Fri (Nov-April) 7.30am. Saltworks Community Meal: Eaglehawk Anglican Church, 63 High St, Eaglehawk. Ph: 5446 8251. Fri 5.45pm (except Jan or public holidays). St Liborius: Parish Centre, 50 Panton St, Eaglehawk. 5446 8235. Tues 11.30am (school terms). Uniting Bendigo - Cuppa With Company: Uniting Church Hall, 21 Forest St, Bendigo. Ph: 5443 4972. Thurs noon2pm Uniting Kangaroo Flat - Community Meal: Cnr Church and Camp sts, Kangaroo Flat. Ph: 5447 9998. Fourth Wednesday of every month, noon.



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4 STROKE lawnmower, $100 Ph 5446 8690 or 0409 202 233

FIREWOOD $150 per metre delivered. Call Drew 0419 144 583

ANTIQUE scales with weights $75 Ph 0409 740 272 ARIEL salon set, $20 Ph 0437 567 073 BABY co sleeper, EC, $90 Ph 0448 800 285 BAR Stools Chrome x 3 New $25 ea Ph 0417 935 279 BED underlay, for double bed, $10 Ph 0422 485 573

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Redgum firewood $140p/m Pick Up Plus deliveries Ph 0427 353 939 FOOT warmer, w remote. Medisana, Elec. Never used $30 0422 485 573

BENDIGO POTTERY Many rare pieces Ph 0447 045 232 by appointment only

FRIDGE/Freezer 2 Door, 270ltr, VGC $70 ONO Ph 0432 346 659

BISLEY action back overalls x 2, white, new $30 ea 0409 189 795

GARDEN shed, large, 1.5 x 1.7 $99 Ph 0400 326 626

BLACK Wrought Iron Saucer Chair $100 Ph 0417 935 279

GENERAL Electric portable dryer, timer not working, $45 Ph 0450 058 100

BLINDS, Holland x 6, Ivory w/- Rods & pelmets & 1 x drape $150 ONO Ph 0400 681 055

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BOOKS assorted, 2 boxes, $1 each or make offer Ph 0476 077 570

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BIKE Rack, towbar fitting, holds 4 bikes $50 Ph 0466 269 948 CEMENT trowels, floats & edges x 7 $30 the lot Ph 0466 269 948 CHILDS scooter, peppa pig $5 Ph 0437 567 073 DINING Table 6 seater, extendable, GC $90 Ph 0407 122 755 DINING Table Wooden Sml Round $50 Ph 0417 935 279



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(excludes electrical, jewellery, cabinet items, & furniture) Fill a bag for $5 (Clothing only) Starts Monday 15 July Ends Saturday 27 July 75 Beischer St, Bgo. Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. OLD Sunbeam Mixmaster w/ accessories & manual $75 Ph 0409 740 272

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PINE Shelves 2.2 x .3 mt x 23mm $35 the lot. Ph 5446 1310 POT plants terracotta, 330sq x 300d, (x3) $30 lot Ph 5443 5275 RECORDS/LP's box of 60, $60 lot Ph 0408 009 185

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WOOL knit fabric pieces, suit childs clothing $10 bundle Ph 5447 0053


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TELEPHONE Table w/ drawer & shelf $20 Ph 5446 1310


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PEACHFACE Young birds $20 ea Ph 5444 3005


EXTRA room, fully transportable, 3.6 x 2.7M Bare inside, $6000 can custom build Ph 0407 364 008.

TRIO 30mhz oscilloscope, CS1572. with book $60 Ph 0450 058 100

OLD tools, saws, painting tools etc, $5 each Ph 0408 009 185

Quality Dry Grey & Yellow Box Delivered local $150/m Ph 0448 186 691


LADIES H/knitted cardigan Size S, Never worn, $12 ONO Ph 0476 077 570

LARGE DVD cabinet, $25 ono Ph 0400 326 626


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TYRES x4 Pirelli Scorpion AT235/65X17 as new $400 ono Ph 0425 766 878 UGG boots, Sz 8, brand new $50 ono 0422 485 573 VINTAGE 1965 Aust National Bank Calendar $10 Ph 0498 325 409


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WOK/steamer extra large, Arcosteel Aust. Cost $99 sell $20 0498 325 409 VINTAGE Gold Plated Orchid Brooch $12 Ph 0498 325 409 WALKING frame, alum. with wheels, as new cond $60 Ph 5447 0240 WALL mirror, large, $60 Ph 0400 326 626 WESTINGHOUSE freestyle fridge/freezer, Excellent condition, paid $1600, sell $800 Ph 0422 485 573


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BENDIGO COLLECTABLES FAIR Collectables For Sale & Wanted To Buy Saturday 27 July, 9am – 3.30pm, Bendigo Exhibition Centre Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Holmes Rd. Bendigo VIC.

Coins, Banknotes, Militaria, Military Family History, Medallions, Olympics, VFL, Garagenalia, Breweriana, Knives, Swap Cards, Stamps, Badges, Post Cards, Tokens, Glass, China, Pottery, Albums, Model Cars, Tins, Dolls, Ephemera, Collector Cards, Books and Much More!

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WANTED TO BUY WE COME TO YOU Cash paid for Coins, Bank notes, Gold & Silver Large or small collections GUARANTEED FAIR PRICES Ph Peter: 0417 038 628 Licenced Dealer (Collector)







for local collector, LP's & 45's, fair prices paid. Call Phill 0428 333 834 OLD bottles with town names or company names, Soda Syphons, Ginger beers, Marble, Milk bottles Etc. Single items or boxed lots. Cash Paid. Ph 0452 264 661 WE buy deceased estates, Shed clean outs, downsizing or moving, any thing old. Box lots or the whole lot. Cash paid on the day. Ph 0452 264 661

17 ALKOOMI COURT EPSOM Saturday 8am - 12 Variety of shed, furniture & household items, Something for everyone, Everything must go.

50 JACOB STREET NORTH BENDIGO Saturday 8am - 12 noon Gym eqpt, new toys & games, guitars, books, paintings, craft & sewing machine, kitchen items

OLD Ford, Holden or Mazda for restoration project. Any condition. Will pay cash. Please call 0400 924 967 RYALLS LANE STRATHFIELDSAYE Saturday 8am - 3pm Old & new for everyone. New tool sets, hand & power tools, Household items etc.

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ROOSTERS 6 months old, Speckled Sussex and Australorps. $20 each. Junortoun. Call 0488 098 870

ENGLISH STAFFY X LAB, 6 mths, Desexed, M/C 956000006700114, Source: EE102654 Very friendly, POA Ph 5448 7203




TRACTORS & farm machinery wanted. Going or not, cash paid, Ph 0429 393 221



FIAT DUCATO/JAYCO MOTORHOME, 3L TURBO DIESEL 8M long, 6 speed auto, 18,000Ks, Slide out bed. NEW PRICE $119,000 Ph 0402 844 870 Bendigo (1EK7ZS)


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Braves in finals straight By NICHOLAS NAKOS

IT was a winning weekend for the Bendigo Braves against Diamond Valley in the NBL1, with both sides picking up important victories in the lead up to the finals. Daniel Hansen hit a game winning three to cap an 86-84 win for the Braves men, who now control their own finals’ destiny. If the Braves can beat Albury Wodonga and Knox on the weekend they will secure a finals berth. After previously shooting just 1/8 from the three point line, Hansen was ecstatic to have hit such a crucial game winner. “I didn’t realise how big the shot was [in the context of the season], but I’m happy it went in,” Hansen said. Captain Ray Turner notched his 13th double-double of the season with a 31-point and 16 rebound effort. The Braves women have the minor premiership in sight after a 90-68 win against the Eagles. With the Geelong Supercats losing at the weekend, if the Braves can beat the Bandits and Raiders this weekend, they will secure top spot. “That’s really important going into the play-offs, so we can have

VICTORIOUS: Ray Turner, Daniel Hansen, Bianca Dufelmeier and Becca Tobin. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN home court throughout,” centre Becca Tobin said. She led the team with 18 points and 14 rebounds at the weekend to go along with three assists, two blocks and a steal.

The NBL1 will be celebrating Indigenous Round this weekend, with the Braves to wear jerseys designed by artist Racquel Kerr. Their jersey design is based on Bunjil’s feathers, the creator

City train under premier player THE players at Bendigo City Football Club participated in an exciting two-day school holiday program with former Manchester United and Ajax player Jesper Olsen this week. During the two actionpacked days the stars of tomorrow practiced their skills through a variety of drills. Bendigo City’s technical director Peter Lodewijks said the program was a great opportunity for players to work with highly qualified coaches and stay active during school holidays. “The program enabled us to train at the level we want to go to as a club,” he said. – Grace Aicken

spirit and wedge-tailed eagle that are representative of the five Kulin Nations he created; the Wadawurrung, Woiwurrung, Taungurung, Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung.

Win for Noden THE South Bendigo Athletic Club met for the 10th time this season at the Sedgwick Community Hall last weekend. The unforgiving hills of the course after the 1500-metre mark made it a challenging run for the club’s longer distance runners and favoured seasoned athletes. Will Noden stole the lead in the final straight of the 6.5 kilometre race to claim his first win of the season. Noden just edged out Josh Ketterer, with Aaron Norton returning from a break to finish in third. The middle distance 4km run saw new runners Maurice and Bernard Nihill cross one and two ahead of club veteran Peter Hayes. The 2km event was won by Maiya Pearce ahead of Bron McQueen and Sandra Giampietro. Maiya’s brother Cody took out the flat 1km race, beating sister Shay, who finished in second spot.

LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Bendigo City Football Club are put to work under the eye of World Cup player Jesper Olsen.

Bendigo East take down Dodgers A BACK and forth battle hosted by the Strathfieldsaye Dodgers saw Bendigo East’s Division 2 team back in the win column in wet conditions last Sunday. The young Dodgers’ pitching combo of Tim Pithie and Jack Harrison laid the groundwork for their side to take a

4-2 lead heading into the final inning. It was a mixture of stolen bases, walks and a clutch hit from rising star Brooklyn Youl that helped Bendigo East score three late runs and take the lead.  Seasoned East pitcher AJ Sheriff finished strong, notch-

ing two strike-outs in the final inning, with East winning the game by throwing out Terry McColl at home for what would have been the gametying run.   East called upon its experienced players and newcomers alike to help deliver the comeback victory.

Veteran shortstop Don Mitchell was perfect in the field, and first-year player, right fielder Nikara Smith starred in an all-female outfield. Division 1 games were washed out. This Sunday, Bendigo East host Scots and the Dodgers travel to Eaglehawk to take on the Falcons.

Runners face tough terrain THIS Saturday’s cross-country action for Flack Advisory Bendigo Region will be on some tricky terrain on the outskirts of the city. South Bendigo’s racing will be at Rocky Rises Road in Maiden Gully. The course starts off Olympic Parade. A “long distance day” for the club, athletes will be able to race the 10km, 4km, 2km or 1km events. Eaglehawk Athletics Club will head to No 7 Crusoe at Crusoe Reservoir near Kangaroo Flat. University Athletics Club’s racing will be at Pearces Road in Mandurang. Bendigo Harriers has a rest day from club competition ahead of the Keith Huddle Memorial, combined with Eaglehawk’s invitation on Saturday, July 20. The Keith Huddle Memorial will start and finish at Ken Wust Oval in Quarry Hill. Race distances are 6km, 2km and 1km. And, Flack Advisory Bendigo Region will be represented in round six of Athletics Victoria’s XCR19 at Lakeside in Melbourne on Sunday from 9am. Athletes will race a 10km circuit which includes two laps of a course that starts and finishes at the Lakeside Stadium precinct. Racing will be along Lakeside Drive and include an out and back course from Lakeside Stadium to Junction Oval. Bendigo’s division two men’s line-up will be bolstered by the return of Andy Buchanan and Brady Threlfall after they raced at the Gold Coast Marathon last Sunday. Buchanan was third in the 21.1km half marathon, and Threlfall put in a great effort to be eighth overall and best of the 30-34 years class in the 10km duel.

Lightning strike out IN their last outing, Northwest Lightning’s women’s hockey teams went down at the State Netball Hockey Centre to Melbourne University. The Victoria League 1 reserve side started strongly, creating frustration in the Uni team. A late score to Melbourne Uni ensured they snuck home, with a number of Lightning players going down with injury not helping their cause. Nikita Bicknell was strong in goal, with Hayley McNaughton stepping in and holding her own in defence. The Victoria League 1 team battled bravely in an 8-0 loss to Melbourne Uni, with the final score not reflecting the play. First half structure was not strong and Lightning paid the price. The sides have enjoyed a week off and will host home games tomorrow against Melbourne High School Old Boys at 12.30pm and 2pm.

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Horn steps it up


BOXER Jeff Horn is back in the swing of training ahead of his August 31 fight against Melbourne’s Michael Zerafa. Horn spoke to The Weekly before a gruelling training session this week and said a shorter fight preparation has meant that his training is going to be more intense. “I’ve only just gotten back into training and the body is pretty sore at the moment,” Horn said. “I’m a little tired, but this is a faster than normal preparation to begin with and I’ve had other life things going like babies coming along to help with.” Jeff and his wife Jo welcomed their second daughter Charlotte into the world on June 20, with Horn relishing all that fatherhood has to offer. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Horn said. “It’s exactly what I want to be doing and being a dad and enjoying that part of my life with my two daughters is what life’s about for me.”

Known for his triumphs against Manny Pacquiao and more recently Anthony Mundine, Horn is moving up to the middleweight division after how well he felt fighting Mundine. “I fought Mundine at 71 kilograms and fought incredibly strong. I didn’t want to drop another kilo or so, so I went up to 72.5kg and middleweight,” Horn said. His journey in the division starts with his bout against Zerafa at Bendigo Stadium, with his aim to climb the middleweight rankings and see where it takes him. Horn is not oblivious to the challenges a new division holds and expects middleweight fighters to be taller, bigger and stronger. “They’re going to punch harder and the guys are bigger, that’s going to tire you out if you’re not used to that heavier body pushing on you,” he said. Tickets to the Battle of Bendigo on Saturday, August 31 start at $39 and are available at ticketek. or from the Bendigo Stadium box office.

IN FORM: Jeff Horn moves to middleweight following his bout against Anthony Mundine. Photo: Contributed

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