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Scar trees find new home THE story behind two centuries-old central Victorian scar trees that once stood proud at Ravenswood will unfold in coming weeks, but this week the magnificent 10 and 12-metre-high markers were lifted into place at the site of their new home, Ulumbarra Theatre.

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CENTRAL Victorians face a significant grassfire risk this summer as extensive spring growth continues to dry out, creating high fuel loads and dangerous conditions across the region. The state’s highest risk will be across western and central Victoria in both grass and bush areas. Victoria’s seasonal outlook has been revised to reflect an increase in fire potential with an above average bushfire season likely across most of the state. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre released the changes this week in

Warning over high grassfire risk

response to recent weather conditions, including above average rainfall and expected above average temperatures from November to January. Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said Victorians could expect a more traditional season this year with fire risk to peak during January and February. “Above average spring rainfall combined with warmer tempera-

tures has produced ideal growing conditions for crops and pasture,” he said. “Preparation is the key, particularly for people living in interface areas. Grass fires can start without warning and can spread quickly. Don’t get caught out.” Mr Lapsley said Victoria’s firefighters were ready for the season ahead and would be supported by the state’s 48 firebombing aircraft. “Our emergency management

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personnel are ready to go. We’ve had more than 1880 people attend 40 preseason briefings across the state so they know the risks, are prepared to respond and work with our communities when the season hits,” he said. The CFA’s fire preparedness process is so refined, it is being used by most emergency fire agencies in Australia. “The typical pattern in Victoria is that we dry from the north-

west and it comes down the Great Divide with the alpine and coastal regions the last to dry out,” CFA operations officer Tim Wells said this week. “We had really good rains in September but since then we have returned to more normal rainfall. “The outlook is for a dry December and then warm and dry for the rest of the year but the accuracy that far out is pretty marginal. “What we know is that we have lots of good grass growth and a lot of our attention is on the grasslands.” Continued Page 8

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about and discuss the proposal in person,” Mr Tangey said. It will be held in two time sessions at the East Bendigo Community Hall in Lansell Street – from 10am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm. THE Housing Industry Association has backed the senate’s decision to pass the government’s legislation to reinstate the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and bring back industry specific penalties and sanctions will return the rule of law to the construction industry, benefitting all business and workers. HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said as one of the triggers for July’s double dissolution election, the passing of the legislation and the reinstatement of the ABCC was an important achievement for both the construction industry and the economy as a whole. “Four years ago, the ABCC was abolished to the detriment of almost everyone in the building industry, except those who were breaking the law,” he said. “For too long the commercial building industry has been bridled by systemic industrial law-

PLANNING AHEAD: Damien Tangey. lessness, coercion, intimidation and flagrant misconduct. This has been well catalogued by two Royal Commissions in the past 15 years and numerous other inquiries. “The restoration of the ABCC is important in restarting the process of ridding the industry of toxic, outdated industrial practices. “It is also in the interests of all Australian to have increased productivity on our building sites and lower costs in the construction of crucial public and commercial infrastructure.” WHILE residential property prices and market conditions remain favourable, First National Real Estate chief executive, Ray Ellis has advised homeowners to avoid the six most common mistakes people make when pricing their home.

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In an Australian first, three central Victorian supermarkets have verified that promoting healthier options in store will lead to more customers buying healthier food. The research, a collaboration between Deakin University’s Global Obesity Centre, the Champions IGA chain and the City of Greater Bendigo council, also proved there was a financial incentive for supermarkets to promote healthy food. Champions IGA marketing and merchandising manager Graham Gamble said sales figures showed customers were buying more during the test period – more of the healthy options but

still their share of other products. He said there was also recognition that customers wanted to be made aware of a healthy options for their shopping basket. The chain, which has eight supermarkets in and around Bendigo, is looking to collaborate with Deakin University in further testing. Its Long Gully, Kangaroo Flat and Heathcote supermarkets were the testing stores for the initial round, and its other supermarkets were control sites. Global Obesity Centre researcher, Dr Adrian Cameron, said IGA could now claim to have been part of the first verifiable scientific research that linked the promotion of healthy foods with

their purchase by customers. The research, that was conducted over periods this year and in 2015, was also the first that included sales and profit data from the participating supermarket. It tested customers’ response to signs featuring information

Given the research is up for an award – in the category of promoting health eating in the 2016 VicHealth awards – and IGA can market the initiative as a point of difference, Dr Cameron said he hoped there would be copycat activity among the large supermar-

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address the increasing proportion of residents who were obese. Council research and evaluation officer Amy Brown said almost a third of residents in the local government area were obese. “About two thirds of all food is purchased in supermarkets, which means they are a crucial setting to encourage healthy eating,” Ms Brown said. “It was very encouraging to learn that very simple changes to signs and labelling can have a positive impact on the choices people make in the purchasing food.” The research was funded through a VicHealth innovation grant.

foundation for art A new foundation has been launched to attract philanthropic support for central Victoria’s performing arts. The Ulumbarra Foundation was unveiled on Thursday. The foundation has been named to recognise Bendigo’s new performance theatre. With more than 5000 Australian philanthropic organisations distributing some $50 million annually, the foundation will enable new funding sources to flow to Bendigo’s performing arts programs. The foundation’s purpose is to benefit the development of performing arts at Bendigo’s arts venues, notably Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital, Bendigo Town Hall and the Engine Room.

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The annual Summer in the Parks will kick off tonight with the lighting of the Christmas tree family event in Rosalind Park. The Summer in the Parks Program features a range of free or low cost events during December, January and February. Parks and reserves across Greater Bendigo will come alive during December with a range of fabulous, festive celebrations including the annual lighting

of the Christmas tree, Christmas carols across the region and New Year’s Eve fireworks to welcome in 2017 with a bang. Greater Bendigo deputy mayor Rod Fyffe said the annual lighting of the Christmas tree is a very popular and much loved community event that marks the countdown to Christmas and the start of the Summer in the Parks program. “I encourage residents to

pack a picnic and enjoy this free family event,” he said. The fun will kick off from 6.30pm with roving characters, and free balloons and show bags. Myer Bendigo will also have their Santa post box on site for children to post letters to Santa. At 7pm masters of ceremony Cogho and Ez from 3BO FM will take to the stage and the crowd will enjoy performances from a

number of community groups and bands. Santa will arrive to spread some Christmas joy and the evening will culminate when the deputy mayor and a special guest turn on the lights of the Christmas tree at around 9pm. The full Summer in the Parks program of events, activities, times and dates is available at www.bendigosummerintheparks. com

A dramatic increase in the number of pedestrians struck by cars in Greater Bendigo during 2016 has led to a call for motorists and pedestrians to be more aware of each other. In the first 10 months of the year pedestrian related injuries rose by nearly 28 per cent in the Bendigo area, according to local statistics. Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks of the Bendigo Highway Patrol said the statistics showed that the need for better awareness by all road users in relation to the behaviour of each other. “Drivers need to be aware of pedestrians and travel at or below the speed limit, especially around shopping centres and schools,” he said. “Likewise, pedestrians need to go back to basics and look left and right before crossing the road. Even if you are at a marked pedestrian crossing, make sure the vehicles have seen you and stopped before you step onto the road. “Our aim, and the aim of our community, is for everyone to share our roads safely.”

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BENDIGO’S veterinarian clinics are experiencing a rollercoaster in recruiting. Ahead of an influx of new clinics in the city, existing vets are reporting difficulties attracting experienced professionals. Simultaneously, they have been unable to keep up with placements for students of Bendigo TAFE’s certificate IV veterinary nurse course introduced in 2015. Principal of McIvor Road Veterinary Centre Sue Collins said she had recently advertised nationally to hire two experienced vets but had received two applications from graduate vets. “It may be the whole regional

centre versus bright lights thing,” Dr Collins said. Kellie Anset, co-owner of Passionate Vet Care, reiterated experienced vets were hard to recruit. She speculated that experienced vets might not be interested in the after hours work that usually forms part of a regional vet’s workload. But graduate vets were willing to work in regional centres and with university finished for the year, there should be ready candidates for local positions. In the next two years, Bendigo will see more vet clinics start in the city. Petstock is planning to open a space for a veterinarian at its store in Golden Square and there is speculation about another clinic opening in

Bendigo’s suburbs. Bendigo TAFE brought the certificate IV veterinary nurse course to the city to allow students to qualify without travelling to Box Hill. It is the only course of its kind in regional Victoria.

tres would only accept students who had already secured placements but Bendigo TAFE had accepted students without the requirement. Dr Anset said she could not afford any more undergraduates than the three she already had working

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for her but was considering offering three-hour blocks of unpaid work as an option. Bendigo TAFE education manager for food and fibre Nicole Broe said the institute had formed “great partnerships with local vets, including Bendigo Animal Hospital, Gre-

encross Vets, McIvor Road Vets and Bendigo Equine Hospital to provide work placements to our certificate IV in veterinary nursing students”. “We have incorporated a structured work placement program with set minimum hours into the delivery of Bendigo TAFE’s vet nursing training, to ensure our graduates are job ready with the hands on, practical skills necessary for their career as a veterinary nurse. This is in addition to the Victorian training package recommendations,” Ms Broe said. “This is complemented by theory based learning in the classroom and practical training in a simulated clinical environment at Bendigo TAFE’s Charleston Road campus, overseen by trainers who are qualified vets.”

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Business leads the way on lighting A BENDIGO business is doing its bit to light up for Christmas. For the past couple of year Wills Street Eyecare has decorated their business, a heritage house, with Christmas lights. The response from neighbours and patients was so positive, that this year they’ve invited the whole of Wills Street to join in. “The Light Up Wills Street project invites all residents and businesses in

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business is hosting a barbecue at the shop at 82 Wills Street, for all of those participating or thinking about it. “We want to promote a positive sense of community within Wills Street, particularly for the benefit of the residents,” Ms Bowen said. “That and we’re Christmas tragics. “At 8.30pm or so, we’ll all hit the light up switches and enjoy the lights with our families.”

A LOCAL health group is calling on workplaces across the region to step away from their desks and into a pair of walking shoes for better health as part of the Up for a Lunchtime Walk? challenge next week. Bendigo Community Health Services’ Kaye Graves said more than 30 per cent of Bendigo and Loddon Shire residents were not doing enough physical activity to benefit their health. “A lot of us work in jobs where we spend much of our day behind a desk, but this can have a detrimental effect on our health, increasing our risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes,” she said. “Adding exercise to our already busy lives can seem like a hassle, but a quick 10-minute walk during your lunch break is enough to see noticeable benefits.” Local organisations and businesses are urged to take part in Up for a Lunchtime Walk? by supporting their staff to get moving and recording their daily walks. You can kick-start an active culture at your workplace and boost your campaign by supporting staff to get up from their desks during breaks and encouraging staff to use the stairs instead of the lift. Starting a lunchtime walking group is another idea, and championing the benefits of walking or cycling to work. Ms Graves said the benefits of building an active workplace culture were significant. “As well as preventing chronic disease among your staff, regular exercise can boost mental wellbeing and social connections and increase productivity in the workplace,” she said. For information about how your organisation can get involved visit www.blpcp.com.au or contact Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership on blpcp@bchs.com.au.

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Greenhouse gas up The total greenhouse gas emissions of the City of Greater Bendigo have risen by 37 per cent over the past five years, according to a key report that provides an overview of all projects, programs and new initiatives undertaken or supported by the council during the last financial year. The latest Environment Matters – Environmental Activities Report, the third produced by the council, shows that emissions jumped from 34,905 tonnes in 2010/11 to 47,801 tonnes in 2015/16. Waste to landfill continues

to be the single biggest contributor to the emissions tally, contributing almost 31,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The impact of the hugely successful federally funded Lighting the Regions project can be seen in the drop in emissions from 6373 tonnes in 2014/15 to 4631 tonnes in 2015/16, a decline of more than 27 per cent. Five years ago, the council set an emissions reduction target of 50 per cent by 2020 against the established 2010/2011 baseline, but these

relate solely to those activities in which the council has direct control and management, being the electricity (building and facilities), fuel and natural gas (building) categories, referred to as Target2020 activities. Based upon emissions from 2010/2011, a 50 per cent reduction to achieve the 2020 target factoring in business as usual, calculates out to an annual emissions total of 4942 tonnes of CO2-equivalent per annum. Combined emissions from Target2020 activities

have reduced from a high of 9796 tonnes CO2-e in 2011/2012 to 8451 tonnes CO 2-e in 2015/2016 resulting in a reduction of 14 per cent, largely due to energy efficiency improvements across this time. Council’s chief executive Craig Niemann said the report highlights key environmental sustainability actions and achievements across a broad range of the council’s operations. “It demonstrates how we are integrating environmental sustainability into everything we do,” he said.

Hot Fuzz cops a cash win LOOKS like mo’s are back in fashion at Bendigo Police station, at least until today. Nineteen officers signed up for the pledge with the sole aim of raising money to change the face of mens’ health. The team have modestly named themselves Hot Fuzz, and are fundraising for the cause in a variety of ways. The team held a sausage fest fundraiser on Wednesday when staff were encouraged to leave their lunch home and buy a gourmet snag. The mo’s in the final stages of Movember growth were there for all to see. Team leader Tony Kekich, in his fifth Movember, said they are having some fun while working for a serious cause. “The guys have got together to do this and it’s good fun. Getting everybody together at the sausage fest is good way to

FANTASHTIC: The Bendigo Police Hot Fuzz team at the end of Movember. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN spread the word on health,” he said. “We are ordinary people doing an extraordinary job, a job that sometimes takes a toll. “Keeping staff healthy

means a more productive workplace too.” Some of the mo’s have now gone, with Senior Constable Mark Wilkinson being told by his daughter it was “just embarrassing”.

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named: Jacinta Allan with John, Mary and Seamus Haugh.

Historic link for bridge name A BRIDGE on the Huntly to Fosterville road is now linked to a community pioneering family, not only in name, also by community decree. The newly named Ellis bridge is one of three bridges on the main arterial road but its new name will improve navigation for emergency services. In a first for Victoria, the Huntly community was asked to nominate names, and then vote for the shortlisted five options. The rate of participation was so high – 60 nominations and 300 votes – VicTrack has the confidence to extend the naming process to 39 other bridges that are located in areas at risk of bushfire, flood or isolated. The Huntly community chose the name Ellis after Pascoe and Catherine who married and settled in the burgeoning community during the gold rush of the mid-1800s. They became known for their humility and hard work. The Ellis family added six children to the four

that widow Catherine brought to the marriage. Notably first-born Charles worked for the railway – the northern line over which Ellis Bridge spans opened up northern Victoria for economic growth. Many of their descendents still live in the area, including direct descendent Mary Haugh and her husband John who have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Seamus Haugh is the great-great grandson of Catherine and Pascoe and he welcomed the opportunity to rediscover his family ancestry. “It is a great honour and I think it demonstrates how we go back in time and think about our ancestors and the contribution they have had in the community,” Mr Haugh said. Public transport minister Jacinta Allan said the practical side to naming the bridges was the convenience for emergency services to navigate by them.”We’ll make it easier for people to get the help they need,” Ms Allan said.

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VIETNAM veteran Rob Eade is a man on a new mission. He is riding around Australia laying flags at memorials in memory of Australians killed in the war. The Remembrance Ride Oz has taken Mr Eade on a trek from Cessnock, New South Wales via all points of the compass. “I was in Western Australia in April, and I watched a video of bloke called Mike Erhedt and he ran from west to east to America and north to south and he placed flag every mile. He ran 2140 miles (3443 kilometres) and placed a flag for the soldiers who didn’t come home from Afghanistan,” Mr Eade said. “That really got to me. We’ve had 44 boys killed in Afghanistan, and I was brought to tears, and I said I’m going to do this in Australia. I was living in a 36 foot bus (11 metres), so I sold it and bought myself a trike. “I was hanging around with a mob called the military motorcycle club and they helped me. They skilled me up on how to ride the trike. Then I planned the trip, and it took me seven and a half days.” Mr Eade tracked down the names of the 521 men who were killed, or died of wounds

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Heat’s on for care in summer ADAPTING to hotter weather is the objectives of two projects under way by the Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance in Bendigo this year. Keeping older people safe in hot weather is the aim of the Heat Health project to which residents in six shires have responded with unsolicited gratitude, according to executive officer Sonny Neale. “People have rung the councils, without prompting, and thanked them,” Mr Neale said. The project extends from the Heat Help progam led by the City of Greater Bendigo council. It aimed to reduce the risk of

heatwave-related illness in vulnerable groups, including home and aged care clients. The program used home installations, staff training and the development of heat wave kits including a thermometer, fan, education material and emergency numbers, sent to vulnerable residents. It also includes a template for use by councils to protect residents in heatwaves. Street trees have also come under examination, in order to preserve them in heated conditions. Mr Neale said the alliance

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If you want to learn about building a blockbuster exhibition, there’s no better place to come than Bendigo. A class of La Trobe University students have spent this week hearing from Bendigo’s best in the business, going behind the scenes of the region’s galleries and into the studio spaces of artists. The subject, Galleries at Work, was a week-long elective and the idea of Bendigo academic Sue Gillett. “The subject has taken students on a journey from the studio to the gallery,” Dr Gillett said. “It caters for those students who have a professional interest in working in a gallery or in an arts-related field, but it’s also for everyone because who doesn’t love art? “I think people are doing this subject because it promises to break down some of the mystique of art and art galleries.” She said the 35 students who took part hailed from various disciplines, from creative arts to archaeology, nutrition to education. Most were from La Trobe’s Bundoora campus, and for many it was their first time visiting Bendigo. Dr Gillett enlisted more than 20 speakers for the week, includ-

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While most classes took place in the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, there was also a day trip into private studios in Castlemaine, Maldon, Bendigo and the Whipstick forest to meet local

artists such as John Wolseley and Jeff Gardner. “I would say we were spoilt for choice,” Dr Gillett said about the many private and public spaces the students experienced.

Students sing out for Christmas One of Bendigo’s biggest Christmas giving events was held on Tuesday as 2000 students, staff and parents from Girton Grammar School attended their annual service of carols. More than 1000 gifts were left at six different church altars and under Christmas trees and donated to St Vincent de Paul, St Luke’s, Bendigo Baptist

Community Care and Bendigo Uniting Church Outreach Appeal. The annual donation of gifts from students in prep to year 11, is a long standing tradition at the school as part of the annual service of carols. Junior students sang and performed at each church dressed as traditional biblical characters and angels.

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THE nightly news grab in summer that gets our attention is the bushfire survivor who says he saw a car explode as it was engulfed by flames, or a fire front travel faster than a vehicle. These are myths, according to the Country Fire Authority which commits resources to teach communities the facts about bushfires in an effort to try and influence how we respond to them. Without knowledge, CFA instructor Peter Sanders told a classroom of central Victorian media professionals, people react to fire according to their primal instincts – either fight or flight, and neither may be appropriate. The best response, Mr Sanders said, was to have a plan based on knowledge about fires, and act on it. If that means leaving your property in times of extreme fire risk, leave early. Know how to protect yourself if you find yourself in a vehicle. Understand the risks and how to make yourself safer, know what clothing and protective equipment to wear and the location of a safe area. Importantly, be aware of the weather. Knowledge can keep you safe, he said, because bushfires are predicable which is another myth that needed to be busted. “We can predict most fire behaviour if we have most of the information,” Mr Sanders said. About the speed of a bushfire – faster than a vehicle? No, he said, but it may appear to be so because fires travel in the line of the wind whereas a vehicle rarely drives a direct route but relies on a road that must wind around obstacles. Cars exploding in flames is also a myth. The vapour of any object when it heats up is what ignites but a full tank of petrol is mostly liquid and an empty one would not have enough oxygen, unless the fuel cap was off. So the circumstances of ignition are uncommon. And the behaviour of a bushfire is not unpredictable. In fact, the CFA spends a lot of time monitoring conditions under which a fire may burn because they know its behaviour will depend on the fuel load, topography and weather. Fire myths busted.

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Investing in solar it looked good. I like that it is a grassroots community initiative to do something about cutting CO2 emissions,” she said. Being ready to add solar battery storage in the future is also important to Ms Stebbings. “I went with a system that is bigger than I need right now because eventually I want to have batteries,” she said. “So putting on 20 panels was a bit about future proofing and also a bit about putting green power back into the grid.” More than 600 households have gone solar with MASH in the past two years. MASH is an initiative of the not-for-profit organisation The Hub Foundation Castlemaine, in partnership with the councils and sustainability groups in the Shires of Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and the City of Greater Bendigo. The current round of MASH will close on Friday, December 9 2016. For more information, visit mash.org.au or call 1300 466 274.

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Gold for Brougham ONE of Bendigo’s most popular pubs is one of several local venues celebrating state wide recognition as part of the prestigious Golden Plate awards. The Brougham Arms Hotel is run by the Macumber family, with brothers Scott and Luke at the helm. Established just over 100 years ago, the hotel has seen a succession of family owners come and go, with the Macumbers well entrenched in the local pub scene for more than a decade. Bendigo’s love affair with the many local hotels

dotted across the city has seen many venues transform themselves over the past decade to meet customers’ growing expectations, and the city’s increasing reputation as a destination for fine food and wine. favoured by Once the university crowd, the Brougham Arms has undergone several renovations, including most recently under the watchful eye of interior designer Darren Casey. Scott Macumber said he and brother Luke had always believed the food they provided was of a very high

standard, so in 2013 they entered the Golden Plate awards and won Best Hotel and Best Chef in the region and were runner up in the state (Geelong and regional Victoria). “The following year we went one better and won Golden Plate Best Chef in the State (Bendigo and regional Victoria),” Mr Macumber said. Move forward to 2016 and the Brougham Arms has another Golden Plate Best Hotel award, while chef Rory Brown was runner up in the Best Chef and

a finalist in the Australian Hotels Association Awards Best Pub Restaurant. ‘’Winning these awards has attracted a lot of new customers and a lot of repeat customers which has for the past three years kept us very busy seven nights a week,” Mr Macumber said. Other Golden Plate award winners for 2016 include The Woodhouse, Spring Gully General Store, Cortille Café, Gallery Café, the Cambrian Hotel, Percy and Percy, Old Boundary Hotel and the Malayan Orchid.

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A determination to do something tangible about climate change was the main reason behind Bendigo resident Heather Stebbing’s decision to invest in solar system with the MASH community solar bulk-buy. “I’ve been concerned for some time about climate change and the long-term effects if we don’t do something about it,” she said. “Instead of feeling overwhelmed by it all, I wanted to do something positive to make a difference. Putting solar panels on my roof seemed like a practical step I could take to do my bit to help. “Also over winter I had a really high electricity bill – around $600 for three months – so that also prompted me to take action.” Ms Stebbings heard about the campaign for More Australian Solar Homes bulk-buy at a climate change meeting in Bendigo. “I looked into it and thought


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Bare wire upgrade a safety positive BENDIGO engineers Groundline Engineering has won a grant to test covered conductors mounted on powerlines that will get rid of bare powerlines. The Victorian government has awarded a $291,000 grant to Groundline to use Swedish technology and test it in Australian conditions. The grant is a direct response to a recommendation by the royal commission into the Black Saturday bushfires to reduce bushfire risk. Victoria has more than 28,000 kilometres of single wire earth return and more than 60,000km of high voltage electrical cable, most of which is bare-wire. The covered cable will be a direct replacement for the barewire cable. To qualify for the grant, the technology to be tested must be able “to maintain its insulating properties with a tree or tree branch resting on the covered conductor cable, or if the cable is in contact with the ground or other earthed metallic object, for reasonably long periods such as days or preferably weeks while in normal service,” according to the grant program parameters. Groundline will partner

with Amokabel Sweden, Swinburne University of Technology and United Energy to test Amokabel’s technology. Director Ian Flatley said the tests would be carried out in Victoria. “As a Victorian company with a strong focus on research and innovation, we searched the world for the latest innovation and technology in bushfire prevention for the electricity industry,”Mr Flatley said. “When we found Amokabel and their advanced covered conductor technology we knew we had found what we were looking for. “We are delighted that our partnership will see us working together, to bring this technology to Victoria and addressing what is an important issue to everyone who lives here.” Amokabel chief executive Jesper Svensson said the company developed triple covered conductors in 1994 “to improve the reliability in medium voltage networks in Scandanavia”. Victorian energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio said fitting a treated conductor onto existing infrastructure with minimal impact on the current installation methods would improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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Bendigo shines at tourism awards

Bendigo took out three major awards at the 2016 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards last week in Melbourne. The City of Greater Bendigo council won the Destination Marketing category while Masons of Bendigo won the Restaurant and Catering category and Bendigo Tramways won the category for Cultural Tourism for the third year in a row. All three winners will now to on to compete in their respective categories at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism awards which will be announced in Darwin on February 24, 2017. City of Greater Bendigo council chief executive Craig Niemann said the awards are recognition for the effort that has gone into marketing Bendigo as a major regional tourist destination. “The Destination Marketing award recognises the outstanding, collaborative marketing effort by the city’s Tourism, Bendigo Art Gallery and Capital Venues and Events teams to promote the re-

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1000 books the aim for readers Jessie and Lee Mackin, along with two year old daughter Emmy and newborn son Parker were the first family to sign up for 1000 Books Before School through Goldfields Libraries. Jessie and Lee will undertake to read 1000 books to their children before they begin school, as part of this fantastic new early years literacy campaign initiated by the State Library of Victoria. The program encourages positive early experiences of reading at home, which in turn greatly develop a child’s future ability to read and write.

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Silence in the library Last week I was involved in what could be described as a very “concerning incident” in the Bendigo Goldfields Library. Or maybe I should call it a fight. Sitting at a table perusing some books, I overheard a father helping his young and submissive daughter with what appeared to be her school work. So far so good. But as the minutes passed this man’s voice became more and more loud and more and more angry. Finally his anger became so loud and objectionable that a brave man sitting at the same table as me felt he should intervene. (Everyone else in the library decided it wasn’t happening). I too intervened and told this man he had no right treating his daughter in this manner. When we challenged the father’s behaviour, he exploded in rage. He told us to mind our own business. How dare we interfere? He stood up, came over to our table and continued to yell and scream at us for questioning his parenting skills. “Yeah, I might have lost my temper a bit, but that was all,” he said. He then crushed a beer tin in his fist and pushed it into the face of my “interfering” accomplice. I wanted to call the police and wished I had because the staff certainly didn’t. All they wanted to do was hose this man down and get him out of the building. My question is as follows. By not phoning the police, was the library guilty of condoning not only domestic violence but what seemed like a case of assault? Name and address supplied

Silence of the lambs The ambiguous letter from David Arscott in the Bendigo Weekly, November 25, requires some comment. His letter attacks a number of letter writers for having the audacity to have opinions on subjects concerning S18c Racial Discrimination Act, The Safe Schools Program and unions, without any real substance. My letter concerned the question as to why Americans elected Donald Trump, and would it happen here as voters tire of the status quo, and show a lack of faith in our institutions caused in most cases by bad management and greed and corruption. Repeated attacks on unions has

always been used by extreme forces attempting to destroy institutions which have been the bulwark against abuses of power. Free Trade Unions and Associations just like a free press are a cantankerous and obstinate force which must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of democracy and freedom of expression for our people and workers. Thereby allowing those values to flourish with a diversity of views and opinions from a diversity of gender, race and religion that David agrees with. I am pleased to advise David that those corrupt and rotten union officials have been dealt with by their members and unions, and as a believer in unionism I agree fully. But, what of those rotten and corrupt businesses and politicians who have acted against the rights and best interests of their constituents, clients and workforce? One never hears too many bleating sheep on that issue, only the silence of the lambs. The lesson we should acknowledge is that when you centralise power in few hands it raises the likelihood of corruption, complacency and abuse of power. Therefore we need to strengthen those democratic institutions before it is too late. Bill Collier, Golden Square

Rail no brainer Recently the Premier Dan Andrews was in Bendigo and made the comments that they need to talk and listen to the community and use commonsense. If only he and other government ministers had done this when they removed the double tracks between Bendigo and Melbourne, a real no brainer to say the least. They listened to advisors and consultants that had no knowledge or understanding of the rail industry and ignored people who had many years of experience in rail, a waste of taxpayer’s dollars. They certainly didn’t use any commonsense then. If they had done this they certainly wouldn’t be in the predicament they are now with train services on the Bendigo line. While it is good that we will receive more services, it’s disappointing there isn’t any sign of creating extra services during peak hour periods. To put extra carriages on isn’t going to work as a number of sta-

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tion’s platforms are unable to cater for a six car set now. If they still had the double track between Bendigo and Melbourne, and they completed the designated line from Sunbury to Southern Cross they would have separate lines for travel in either direction Also if the trains stopped at Sunbury, passengers wishing to get off at suburban stations between Sunbury and Southern Cross could use the suburban system, allowing the Bendigo train to then run express to Southern Cross and not share the line with suburban trains. This could cutting down travel time and perhaps get back to the original concept of a fast train. So one can only hope that our politicians and leaders start to practice what they preach before it is too late. Ivan Kitt, Bendigo

Who saw this coming? Oh Lord, it is hard to be humble if you are a billionaire who displays arrogance, hatred, viciousness, and by his behaviour is totally unfit to lead a super power of the world, but if you are faced with little choice, these are the consequences. It appears the American people thought they were giving the middle finger to the establishment, but Trump is part of that very establishment as the big banks saved his empire from bankruptcy previously. America like Australia has lost

the soul of its manufacturing industry due to globalisation, as a result the bulk of the semi and unskilled workforce have nothing. Here in Australia voters are increasingly unhappy with our political system as well. Turnbull was going to play merry hell, but was prevented by the right wing establishment of the Liberal party. But the biggest frustration is the perceived control of politicians by big business, and as a consequence, the public, who are the employers of these individuals are given the middle finger as well. At the moment we have about 800,000 people unemployed, a growing number of mature aged people whose prospects are very dim, and the youth of our society facing a similar start to their lives, but all we hear is the constant jobs and growth nonsense. As sure as night follows day change is gaining momentum here in Australia, but at least it will be conveyed in a more civilised manner. Here, as in the USA, people have had enough of weasel words from politicians only interested in themselves, but these same politicians are going to have little say in the matter in the future. The people who are going to extract this change are the younger generations, the ones that simply want a job, buy a home, have a normal life, be treated with respect, but something that those who have witnessed the best years of our

country have taken for granted. The aim of any generation is to leave their country in a better place for the next, but clearly this is not going to be the situation, so the level of unease and frustration will only increase. Politicians need to be put on notice to either start acknowledging the fact that we have very serious employment problems in our country affecting both the youth and the mature aged. Do something about it, or face a Trump-like stampede. Ken Price, Eaglehawk

Time for a museum Apart from the new council keeping services working for the community I am surprised that nothing has ever been done to have a museum built in Bendigo to display its history. This city was of world significance in the gold rush, yet there is no significant public display. Why is this? Parliament buildings The in Melbourne were funded by the money raised from gold in Bendigo. Young people need to be informed of this history. Ballarat can have two excellent facilities, why not Bendigo? It would certainly bring more tourists. Heather Stanmore, Junortoun


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BENDIGO is well on the way to becoming a destination for all things food, wine, culture and class, if recent events are anything to go by. That is, unless like a lot of us, you consider we’re already there. In the past couple of weeks some of the city’s leading tourism icons, events and hospitality venues have been justifiably acknowledged and rewarded for the outstanding quality of what they produce, provide and do. And that’s something we should all feel very proud of. Some of these highlights have included Bendigo Tramways, which won gold in the Cultural Tourism category for the third year in a row at the Victorian Tourism Awards, leading them into the Hall of Fame, while the Bendigo Art Gallery’s spectacular Marilyn Monroe exhibition was crowned the winner for Destination Marketing, and Masons of Bendigo, who secured first place in the Tourism Restaurants and Cater-

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The contribution made to the local economy by operators in the tourism and hospitality sectors has also increased significantly, and both are a major provider of employment. Bendigo has become a classroom at large as reported this week with a class of La Trobe University students spending a week learning about what it takes to put on a blockbuster exhibition. Past experience has proven to be a great teacher, a great advertisement and a great contributor to Bendigo. All this, and more, is practically on every single Bendigo person’s door step, and it’s there for us to enjoy. We are often all too quick to complain about the things that annoy us, but as the festive season draws nigh, maybe it’s time we sat back and took the time to enjoy some of the quality home grown opportunities many others would travel a long way to be part of.

ing Services category. Each of these venues and events have their own story to tell, but importantly, they play an important role in the city’s surging tourism sector, alongside numerous other venues and operators catering for locals and visitors alike. A decade or so ago, many people would tell you that Bendigo was in an abyss when it came to fine food, and while the transformation did not happen overnight, it has happened and continues to evolve. With that, our expectations also rise and so not only do we have a long list of great places to entertain and be entertained, we have more of them. All this adds up to a greatly enhanced lifestyle that’s there for the taking and for locals to enjoy.

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opinion ity and the peace of mind that they are eating food which is healthy and is meeting Australian standards. It is critical that consumers are protected, without putting undue burden on the food processors. This is another important point. Truth in food labelling will also allow us to start educating consumers and encouraging consumers to buy Australian made and Australian grown.

There is great respect for the values which bind us together as a nation. people are in the deli and they see fish which is imported and the country of origin is on the label, they are less likely to buy it, because people know the clean, green image of Tasmanian salmon versus fish that might be from Thailand or Vietnam. People want to make an informed choice. While people know that the price may be a little bit more expensive, Australians, like the rest of the world, are willing to pay for the qual-

With that growth, we can hope to see more investment in these industries to help them expand. If we know that people are willing to pay for more when it comes to Australian made, those brands, as well as those products, have a good future. We can help educate consumers about why buying Australian made is not only good for the grower but also good for local jobs. Food labelling is one

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area where we talk about “Ag is the new black” and “Ag is where the future jobs will come from,” but what is critical within that is making sure that everything that underpins it is focused on that Made in Australia logo. We need to make sure that the product that consumers are eating and consuming does in fact live up to the label. I also hope that the 25 to 50 and 55 to 75 and then 100 per cent will encourage our food manufacturers to use more Australian grown, locally produced produce in their products. We know that Australians, if educated and engaged, will choose Australian over alternate brands. This has been a long time coming. It is something that the community has talked about for a long time. It is something that Australians expect their government to keep an eye on. This is an edited version of a speech made in the House of Representatives by Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters earlier this week.

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THE issue of food labelling does come up a lot. A lot of people have laughed for a long time about the label “Made from local and imported products” What does that label tell us? What is the point of putting “Made from local and imported products” on the label of the produce that people consume? The extensive research that was done in the field to find out what would be best has produced a new set of labelling. The new labelling, while it will inform consumers more about the amount of made in Australia or local product and content in what they are buying, raises a number of other questions. This is the area where I believe that the government has a bit of work to do in enforcing truth in food labelling. If these labels are to mean anything, I want to see the resources invested to make sure that

the products that people are buying are in fact 100 per cent or 75 per cent or 50 per cent Australian made. Australians are entitled to know exactly where their food comes from. Australian law requiring all imported and domestic products to be labelled with the country of origin is important to ensure that people know what they are eating. We know, through consumer surveys, that, when

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THINK I have compassion fatigue, that or I am getting old, jaded and cynical. There’s a train of thought that old newspapermen get so cynical because it helps get through the tough jobs. I must admit we don’t have too many grisly tales here in Bendigo, but we do have enough to keep us on our toes. I mostly hide in an office nowadays, but it hasn’t always been the case and I have seen air crashes and car crashes and fires and it’s enough to grind you down over time. What draws me to this subject is how I can sit in front of the nightly news and watch all of the horror going on and barely flinch, no I don’t mean the Essendon drugs scandal or Trump being elected, I mean the bombing of Aleppo. Night after night we see a dust-covered child being pulled from the wreckage of a former home and I don’t even flinch. It does not shake me or horrify me, it’s all to remote from the comfort of the living room. ABC journo Sophie McNeill is filing from there at the mo-

ment and she is up close and personal. I have seen her posting on twitter, ranting may be a better word, about her filed stories not making the evening news. Who can blame her, she sees death and damage at close quarter and the news director in Sydney does not see its value. Or maybe the news director has seen so much of a similar nature he or she does not feel the impact. I saw many news reports

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of IRA bombings in London in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until I was close enough to hear and feel one I truly understood what it meant. TV sanitises the facts, and for the sake of us viewers the nasty bits are edited out. This is a good thing, but I can’t help thinking that it glosses over and trivialises what people are going through. I don’t know what the answer is, and have seen enough unedited news footage to know it does not need to be on TV, but there must

be a way for us to understand enough about situations such as Aleppo and do something about it if we want to. I don’t mean a march through town, or a fundraiser or a gathering, I mean lobbying an MP or actually offering to help. Of course by writing this I am siding with slacktivism rather than activism, but as I said, I am so cynical nothing much moves me. And how sad is that? - Steve Kendall Twitter@stevekendall1

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OY and Bear’s much-anticipated Limit of Love tour got under way with a bang at Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre earlier this month. The Sydney-based five piece, recently voted the fourth best product of Triple J’s Unearthed site, filled the impressive expanses with the darker, heavier sounds of their newest album. Limit Of Love was recorded live, and it shows. Not only do the songs suit live music perfectly, but they sound as though they’re coming straight off the album. Ulumbarra was the perfect venue, showcasing the depth and breadth of the band’s folksy beginnings and now rockier sound.

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attack. At first her chances of finding employment seem bleak but then she is offered a poorly paying position as the caretaker of the recreation centre in Borg, a withering hamlet in which almost everything else has already closed down. Borg’s singular passion is soccer; residents of all ages are fixated on the game. It’s the only thing standing between the township’s children and a future of delinquency and hopelessness. Britt-Marie detests soccer, yet little by little she is drawn into the youngsters’ social circle and eventually finds herself nominated as their team’s official coach. Will this be a bright new beginning for Britt-Marie – a chance to reinvent herself away from critical, emotionally controlling Kent? Quirky and tender, entertaining and humorous, this novel delivers a thoughtprovoking yet light-hearted insight into an alternative way of viewing life. - Rosalea Ryan

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ITH summer now here and Christmas festivities gearing up for another year, the McIvor Restaurant and Bar’s new management has completed work on the hotel’s new beer garden just in time to beat the heat. New licensees Geoff and Kelly Lee have installed a brand new bar in their beer garden which will be ideal in the warmer months. With work on the new bar complete, the McIvor’s new-look beer garden can cater for functions of 100 or more people. And if the weather takes a turn there’s plenty of room indoors as well. Whether you’re in the beer garden or restaurant there’s a

RITT-MARIE is not the type of woman to put a coffee cup down without using a coaster, not does she eat pizza straight from its box. Britt-Marie is proper, attentive, precise, correct – “normal”, in other words. To less particular people, however, Britt-Marie could be described as obsessive-compulsive: a career homemaker who has used the same cleaning product for decades and who must disinfect a hotel-room mattress with bicarbonate of soda before being able to fall asleep. Suddenly, at the age of 63, Britt-Marie finds herself looking for a job – not because she needs the income, mind you, but because she fears lying dead for weeks before being found because nobody is expecting her. Britt-Marie has worked her entire adult life; she has helped her husband, Kent, with his business as an entrepreneur. Her role has been important: keeping their home “presentable”. Now, though, the marriage is over courtesy of a longrunning affair that Britt-Marie discovered when Kent’s much younger mistress telephoned her after he suffered a heart

While not exactly the type of music that has people dancing in the aisles, a few ultra enthusiastic fans took it upon themselves to fill the void and did so with plenty of verve toward the back of the theatre. The Bendigo show was just the second in a row of dates across the country, the tour having kicked off in Ballarat the previous night. The band spent time with fans before the show at the Bridge Hotel, sampling their collaboration with Akasha Brewers named Boy and Beer. The tour continues on throughout regional Australia, as it winds to a close in Newcastle on December 10.

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N interesting night of alt-indierock is set to unfold next Saturday, December 10 at the Golden Vine when the Dead Lurkers, The Psychouts, and Starman Dives come together for a one night residency. The Dead Lurkers’ offbeat psychobilly-garage-punk ruminations on 19th century Australian life (complete with cinematic, creepy Theremin accompaniment) have been examined in these despatches before. They are an intriguing live outfit, and always worth checking out. They’re joined by regular sparring partners, The Psychouts – a Bendigo-Castlemaine-Melbourne four-piece comprising Marc Coustley (bass and vocals), Shane Kendal (drums and vocals), Matt Waters and Kieran Clancy (guitars). All previously served with Teenage Head – a popular, not “pop’” 1990s Bendigo outfit. “We started playing music because it was cooler than playing sport,” Coustley said. “We all like the same kind of music and have been together in different bands with different line-ups for a while now. The Psychouts is the latest.” Influences? “Radio Birdman, The Stooges, MC5, The Scientists, The Cramps…” Getting the picture? The Psychouts haven’t formally released anything yet. What’s New in Santa Fe? and Voodoo Helmet however, have been getting attention on

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YouTube. They’ve played a handful of local gigs. “Bendigo is always a good time and a great chance to catch up with old friends,” Coustley said. Starman Dives complete the line-up. The one-time jamming collective has evolved into a tight-knit band comprising Davis (Kerr’s Cur), on guitar and vocals, The Viking (Stone Djoser) on drums and Frank Bell (looking more like a London Calling-era Paul Simonon every week) on bass. Davis: “The songs are a mix of old and new Davis tunes, the old were to get us started, and the new written specifically for Starman Dives. The band’s influences? Well it’s in the name isn’t it...?”

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F you’re looking for quality original live music tonight, and fancy something at the mellower end of the scale, check out Adelaide’s James Kenyon at the Old Church On The Hill. Kenyon is on the road promoting his recent album Imagine You Are Driving. Kenyon’s songs have been described as “cinematic, emotive, and poetic” and have drawn comparisons with Don Walker and Paul Kelly. Bendigo Blues and Roots Music festival director Colin Thompson sees more performers than most Bendigonians: “James’ set at The

DEAD LURKERS Exchange was one of the highlights of this year’s festival for me. I can’t wait for the whole show at the Old Church on the Hill,” he said. Doors open at 7pm.

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F you want something at the heavier end of the scale tonight, Musicman will be serving up some familiar (and less familiar) acts on two levels. Upstairs, (grunge level factor nine) sees Heinous Crimes launch-

ing their new EP. They’re joined by Khan, the seemingly unstructured, but tight, and very original Eater Of The Sky, the Green Dayesque Filthy Hacks and Hollywood Real Thoughts. On the ground floor (grunge level factor approximately a three) Queensland’s Sloj, NSW’s Skinpin, I Am Duckeye and Phisha will be belting it out. – Simon Wooldridge twitter: @spwooldridge

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HE Summer Saturday Sessions are back at the Schaller Studio. It all kicks off on December 10 at noon with Beats, brews and barbecues and runs until 6pm. Soak up some rays while listening to live music, with table tennis, Giant Jenga and other outdoor activities to keep the kids busy. Artist lineup includes acoustic singer Grim Fawkner whose work ranges from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop and indie thrown in. Country and blues singer-songwriter Tom Dockray is playing too. Brews will be supplied by Mornington Peninsula Brewery, with American style barbecue by Cambrian Hotel Bendigo. Event includes a limited free entry, car parking and family friendly games.

HE Elmore Progress Association is joining with local groups, organisations and businesses to deliver the first Great Elmore Christmas Picnic on Saturday. Hosted by the Elmore Swimming Pool and coinciding with the pool’s 2016-17 season opening, the Great Elmore Christmas Picnic will feature: a jumping castle, face painting, games, free barbecue, balloons, Christmas colouring, Christmas biscuit decorating, live music from Elmore locals the Taylor Project and a visit from Santa. EPA president Meg Doller said in developing the picnic, the group was focussing on delivering an inclusive community event that brings people together. “We’ve been thrilled with the response from groups and businesses wanting to work together to make this event great for our community. There is something on offer for everyone at the Great Elmore Christmas Picnic from 4pm until 7pm,” she said. Entry to the pool will be free and attendees are encouraged to BYO picnic food, blankets and chairs. Lollies, drinks, chocolates and ice creams will be available to buy from the pool kiosk. Organisers hope the event may become a yearly event on the Elmore community calendar.

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UCH of our society is almost in total ignorance of the aboriginal history which ruled supreme until the invasion of the Europeans. We do not, or fail to understand a culture which is so totally different from that to which so many of us subscribe. Personal property and ownership are at the centre of the dominant culture within the society that has replaced theirs. To the indigenous people historically these are alien thoughts and attitudes. Nature was their provider, caring for it and changing it through the use of the fire stick helped to shape the areas where certain wildlife would flourish and thus be available for the members of a particular nation to share. The fire stick’s use helped to allow certain edible plants to grow more abundantly, this was one of the aboriginal methods of agriculture. Their agricultural practices did not play havoc with the thin layer of soil found in much of central Victoria. The introduced animals and agricultural methods were deleterious to the fragile soils as the resultant erosion and salinity is living testimony. The Dja Dja Wurrung or Jaara were the people who came through the Bendigo area for many tens of thousands of years. They lived in harmony in their natural world, only taking from it what they required. There were favoured water holes

and other areas which were ideal for hunting, particularly those close to water courses. The bark from trees could provide their shelter and in the colder weather animal skin cloaks, particularly those made from possum fur were greatly favoured. The Dja Dja Wurrung had their totems – the major ones were Bunjil the Eaglehawk and Waang the crow. Jaara people were miners and traders, in common with all the other nations that occupied this continent. In this area they sought out quartz and flint, these provided important means of exchange with people from other areas where these rocks were not to be found. The trading routes extended over the whole country from south to north and east to west, when traced out on a map the lines are impressive and would compare favourably with the road and rail infrastructure that has been created in the past two centuries or so. Aboriginal people were miners apart from also being agriculturalists and animal husbandry experts when still in their pre-contact state. Their lifestyle was simple, yet they possessed an amazing store of knowledge of their environment, the plants that could heal them as well as those that should be avoided. The Dja Dja Wurrung people, like those of the other nations, had minimal possessions, they found having many items a great encumbrance when they were moving from one

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THE REAL BENDIGONIANS: One of the images from the book. area to another. It is frequently alleged that the Dja Dja Wurrung or any of the other nations knew nothing about gold or even used it in any way. This is a complete fallacy, rock paintings have been located in which the ground-up ochre and other colours had in some instances minute particles of gold, which has been found through modern scientific analysis. Clearly this gold had been mined in some way whether alluvial or otherwise. Edward Stone Parker who was an aboriginal protector in the early colonial period before Victoria was established as a colony had found that there were instances where his son Joseph had reported that a Dja Dja Wurrung boy had thrown what

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he supposed to be a stone at a parrot but it was in fact a gold nugget. Some of the above appears in the first chapter in a book that I have just published entitled, Gold, Blood, Sweat and Fear, Bendigo’s Diamond Hill and its Gullies. Proudly produced in Bendigo it relates to an area close to the CBD yet largely ignored by writers and historians alike. This southern section of Bendigo reveals how difficult life was for the majority of those who came hoping to make their fortune. There are chapters relating to the different cultural groups as well as changing technology, health and wellbeing and how dangerous and precarious life was for so many. This work is available from the author.

Welcome to Summer: A Junourton community gathering. Mix and mingle from 5pm until 7pm. Sausage sizzle and ice creams for a gold coin donation. BYO salads, drinks, chairs, blankets. Christmas Market Day: 10am until 3pm, Mandurang Valley Vineyard, 77 Fadersons Lane, Mandurang. $1 entry. To raise funds and provide opportunities for other charities to promote their projects. Bendigo Woodturners gifts and demonstrations, Cane and Kitchen Christmas Shop, barbecue lunch and Devonshire tea. Rotary Christmas cakes and puds, Bendigo native plants,secondhand books. Relay for Life products and information. 11am Santa arrives. Thursday, December 8 Christmas Trading Table: By the St John of God Hospital Auxiliary, 10am until 3pm in the Atrium area of the hospital in Lily Street. Cakes, biscuits, preserves and handicraft will be on sale. Details: 5439 7401.  

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COLOURFUL range of Christmas activities will be a highlight of the Goldfields Libraries summer program. The new program features a range of activities and events for all ages to enjoy this season. “We have some lovely Christmas activities coming up for all ages, including choir performances, special storytimes and children’s performances,” Goldfields Libraries events coordinator Tammy Higgs said. “Our awesome Summer Reading Club program is back, encouraging 5-12 year olds to get reading about heroes and villains over summer, with great prizes to be won.” Science will be a popular theme for children’s events with Maker Space activities, including robotics, squigglebots, periscopes and Minecraft, and the new Little Bang Discovery Club. Families with babies and pre-schoolers can join the new 1000 Books Before School program, which involves reading 1000 books in the years leading up to starting

ZINE TEAM: Kelly Robson.

school, with milestone incentives along the way. Chinese New Year celebrations will go off with a bang to welcome in the year of the rooster, including performances by the Central Victorian Lion and Fu Wa teams and outdoor Tai Chi with Raymond Lee, Wushu/ Tai Chi. World AIDS day will be recognised at Bendigo Library with a panel discussion and quilt exhibition, in collaboration with the Victorian AIDS Council.

Young adults can get creative at the final Bendigo Young Writers event of the year – Zine Studio with expert zine artist Kelly Robson. Book donations are sought for the annual Give New Worlds book drive throughout December and January. Books will directly assist children in disadvantaged communities. Most events are free and many require bookings. For more information, visit: www.ncgrl.vic. gov.au/seasonalprogram


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ERHAPS you’re looking for a book to read on the beach or under the shade of the air conditioner; or maybe you’re looking for a Christmas gift. At this time of the year readers are blessed with heaps of new book releases. Below we have some reading suggestions that not only include new releases but personal choices from our very own book-oholics at the Weekly. Don Watson was recently speaking at a bookmark event for the Bendigo Writer’s Festival. His latest compilation, A Single Tree: Voices from The Bush (Penguin) is a stimulating companion piece to his award-winning The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia. A Single Tree contains diary extracts, memoirs, journals, letters, histories, poems and fiction from some 160 Australian writers. It is a great book for dipping into and the combined impact produces a unique history of our complicated relationship to the Australian landscape. Two of Australia’s most esteemed journalists have produced memoirs which resonate with social and historical anecdotes. Shaun Carney’s Press Escape (MUP) tells of his escape from Melbourne’s outer suburbs to the relatively exotic and exciting world of metropolitan journalism. And Mark Colvin was blessed with having a father who was a spy. In his Light and Shadow: Memoirs of a Spy’s Son (MUP) he relates not only his father’s extraordinary acts of espionage but his own encounters with danger, both on a personal and professional level. City of Friends (Macmillan) is

Joanna Trollope’s 20th novel and she is a guaranteed jolly good read for women of certain age who like to curl up with a cuppa or a chardy, or perhaps we should make that a savvy. Her latest book is about a group of women and what happens to their friendship when several spanners are thrown into the works. In The A to Z of Modern Manners (Vintage) David Meagher offers guidelines to navigate our rapidly changing world. A couple of examples include how not to bore people with your Instagram photos and pertinently – how to survive a hangover at work (fried food, aspirin and Coca-Cola.) Historian, and former rugby union player Peter FitzSimons has capitalised on his recent, dramatic weight loss by writing The Great Aussie Bloke SlimDown (Angus & Robertson). His main weight-loss tip – give up the grog. Alain de Botton’s novel The Course of Love (Hamish Hamilton) explores how love can survive and thrive in the long term. Yes sir, it’s all very well to scatter rose petals and walk down the aisle but what happens when the compulsion to hit your partner over the head with a piece of four-by-two becomes harder and harder to resist? And for fans of Sue Woolfe, her collection of eight stories Do You Love Me or What? (Simon & Schuster) is both challenging and highly entertaining. Life After Life and A God in Ruins (Little, Brown) by Kate Atkinson are the choices of the Weekly’s Steve Kendall. “I read the sequel A God in Ruins first which is not too smart, but was

entranced by Atkinson’s work,” Steve said. The two books both focus on the ‘What ifs’ of life, with the characters reliving moments and days with differing results. The books are mapped and planned to perfection, with some beautifully crafted twists.” Choices from our Sharon Kemp re-

flect her eclectic tastes. They include 1Q84 (Vintage) by Haruki Murakami; Voices from Chernobyl (Picador) by Svetlana Alexievich and This is a call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl (Da Capo Press) by Paul Brannigan (because she loves punk music). According to our editor Peter Kennedy The Happiest Refugee (Allen & Unwin) by Anh Do is still one of the most uplifting and inspiring books he’s read.

And as for this writer, I’m putting my money on Oliver Sack’s deeply moving and profound autobiography, Gratitude. - Dianne Dempsey

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“We meet lots of people and I guess we enjoy those happy occasions when families are finally moving into heir dream homes. “Other situations where a couple may be moving out of their family home into a nursing home, can be sad; but we like to look after these people too,” Stephen added. Stanyers can supply packing materials if needed or better still do the packing for you. And it gets better, they can have your house cleaned, including the carpets, once you move out of your property. If you are moving around the corner or interstate, contact Stanyers for a surprisingly, reasonable quote. For enquiries and a free quote contact stanyersremovals.com.au or phone them on 0407 349 372 or 5435 3148. Alternatively email stanyersremovals@ gmail.com

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Bendigo Town Hall Saturday, December 10th at 7.30pm

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Mount Alexander

12/12/2016

Music by Buxtehude, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams and J.M.Bach with audience carols. Certain restrictions on the lighting of fires are in force during the Fire Danger Period. Information about fire restrictions within the Country Area of Victoria can be obtained from www.cfa.vic.gov.au, your local CFA District Office or Municipal Fire Prevention Officer.

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Services Offered RUBBISH REMOVAL

End of lease or just general clean up. Tip fees apply. Current police check. Ph Paul 0401 418 108.

AIR CONDITIONING Supply and/or install Ph 0419 367 071

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Complete bathroom makeovers & alterations. 34 yrs exp by qual tradesman. Servicing Bendigo - Castlemaine & surrounding districts. FREE Quote phone Rod Cox 0419 267 672 or 4406 6019.

LAWN MOWING

MOBILE HAIRDRESSER Specializing in Seniors call Jinie Ph 0409 951 510

PANEL BEATING

Spray painting, rust repairs. 25 yrs experience, cheap rates. Ph 5443 1710 or 0401 915 906.

BRICKLAYERS

all types of brick and block work, chimneys and fireplaces. Ph 5446 7057 or 0418 370 917 or 0458 438 930

LAWNMOWING & HANDYMAN SERVICES Ph Pete 0418 838 861

CLEANING & CARPET

Cleaning, Steam clean or Dry clean $50 first room, $10 per room after that Ph 0439 374 389 Receipt & ABN supplied .

COMPUTER SUPPORT In Home

Negatives, Film, Slides, Photos restored & copied to disc. Re-print, Protect Originals, Share with Family. Ph 0420 278 951 or online: www.scan2disk.weebly.com

THE MAINTENANCE MAN Prompt & reliable service, done with honesty & pride. Small jobs a specialty, free quotes Phone Ian 0417 337 424

Lawn Mowing, Whipper Snipping

CONCRETING

Cameron Concrete Domestic & Commercial. For all your concrete requirements.. Call Rod 0400 611 016 Free Quotes & advice. 30 years experience

DD Handyman & Maintenance Service All types of household jobs inc garden maint. Phone 0409 949 111 GP

ASHLEY'S HANDYMAN SERVICE

Servicing all of Central Victoria • Pensioner discounts available

PRE-SEASON COOLING SPECIALS!

Haier Wall Split Inverters 2.5kW Bedroom .......................... $700.00 3.5kW Small Living Room ........... $750.00 5.0kW Living Room ..................... $950.00 7.0kW Large Living Room ......... $1200.00 8.0kW Open Plan Area .............. $1500.00 Amazing deals on Fujitsu, Panasonic, LG, Samsung

Evaporative Cooler Clearance!

Bonaire Summer Breeze... from $1069.00 Bonaire Integra ................. from $1465.00 Braemar LCS SuperCool... from $1269.00 Expert Installation, Pick-Up or Delivery Available

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PLASTERER EXPERIENCED LOCAL PLASTERER Rates from $35p/h Pensioner 10% Disc. • Holes Patched • Renovations • Painting

PJ TAYLOR

5446 1422 0448 713 499

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LAWN Mowing - Edges trimmed, grass removed Handyman Repairs, Rubbish Removal, Ride on Mowing also avail. From $35 p/hour Ph Tony 0412 824 690

Ph: Glenn or Donna

5446 7163 or 0418 510 074

• Driveways • Landscaping • Drainage • Backyard Clean-ups • Site Cleans • Trenching • Site Cuts 1.7, 5.5 & 14 ton excav, Skidsteer and Truck available

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Jack Hando 0467 642 504 Carports Concreting Renovations Decks & Verandahs

5447 7823 or 0431 609 423

Hayley’s Cleaning Service Home Cleaning • Exit Cleans Efficient & Reliable

Ph 0467 487 520

COMPUTERS

on call computer maintenance • Systems built • Repairs and upgrades • Network and internet connections • Virus and Spyware removal

Call Rhys 0429 434 405

Jeoff Milne 5447 2476 Mob 0425 728 336

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

ELECTRICIANS

SKILLED OPERATOR

BATHROOMS & KITCHENS

McCabes

Tiling Retaining Walls General Handyman Fix Ups

CLEANING SERVICES

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KITCHEN, BATHROOMS & HOME IMPROVEMENTS

• Quality + trust in the outcome • Passion to create • Pride in our craftmanship • 25 years building experience

0417 511 159

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

Trenching, Rotary Hoeing, Post Holes, Levelling 4 in one bucket,Tipper Hire.

Ph: 0400 319 094 A: PO Box 304, Eaglehawk 3556 E: townsmith@bigpond.com

Bobcat & Tipper Hire

Phone Ron on

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Digger Service

Building Permits Arranged + 20 Years Experience

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

TV Tuning from $40

MOB: 0411 780 550

SOUTHERN CROSS RESTUMPING

Matt: 0409 141 093 • Nicole: 0428 119 386 E: nicmat2001@hotmail.com

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LITTLE RIPPER

Ph 0429 171 697

718 Strathfieldsaye Road, Strathfieldsaye

Very Reasonably Priced - Great Soil Rates Free Quotes and Honest Advice

• Servicing Bendigo & Surrounds • Aerials & additional aerial points • Satellite & Computer Setups ps • Digital/Smart TV’s • Home Theatre, Wall Mount • DVD, Recorders & Foxtel • Installed & explained

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LAWN MOWER & SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS Push & ride on mower servicing, pick up option. Power equip. repairs. Chainsaw service & sharpen. Bendigo Marine & Outdoors, Epsom 5448 3988

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Lawns, odd jobs, Tip runs. Walk behind slashing. If I can do it, I will. Ph Ash . 0427 096 404

JOHN BUILDER

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ABN: 62 094 744 216

GARDENING/ HANDY PERSON Get ready for Christmas. . Free quotes Phone 0413 426 833.

Nathan Maber 0407 972 717 bendigotemptech@hotmail.com

$35 per hr / $30 pen (inc. take away clippings). Delivery of Garden Products Spraying (Roundup) $35 per hr/ $30 pen Rubbish Removal $80 per load/$70 pen (incl tip fee $35) for 7x4 square box trailer. NO tyres or rock/clean fill. Cash only Ph Mick 0407 448 249

Ph. 0428 381 925 CONCRETING HARD YARDZ 35 years experience. exposed aggregate, wheelchair ramps, sheds & paths, resealing, driveways, crossovers, sleeper walls. Free quotes John 0409 439 414 hardyardzconcreting@ gmail.com

Evaporative coolers should be serviced + disinfected ONCE PER YEAR in order to work efficiently. Make sure you stay COOL this summer!

GRASS SLASHING

CONCRETING

Driveways, Sheds Paths, Crossovers etc. 40 years experience Free Quotes

AIR CONDITIONING

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BUILDERS

• 1.7 Tonne Mini Digger on Trailer • 900, 450, 300mm Buckets Plus Ripper • Post Hole Auger 300 & 450mm available • 5 Tonne Excavator Available for Hire with Rock Breaker • Dry & Wet Hire Available • 7 Days - Mon-Sun

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WEEDING

Prompt service New clients welcome Ph Frank 0418 327 600 or 5442 5864.

CONCRETER

BENDIGO

Will weed gardens, $25.00 per/hour Reliable service. Phone Jim 0431 304 727

Reasonable Rates 7 days Extended hours Ph Shaun 0400 811 880

Genuine Special $50 Sq/M Only a few spots left!! Phone 0422 424 348

BOBCAT / EARTHMOVING

Registered Licence No. 47315

BLOCKED DRAINS PHOTO/FILM COPIES Same day service Ph 5448 4324

AIR CONDITIONING

Domestic & large blocks. Ride on mowing Competitive rates. Call Mark 0438 544 789 Bendigo Onsite Servicing

Bobcat & Tipper Hire Backhoe Trenching Post Hole Borer 200 - 600mm diameter

Site Clearing Driveways Excavation Laser Levelling Rubbish Removal

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Services Offered ELECTRICIANS

LANDSCAPING

Electrical Installations

Over 40 Years Service

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Geoff Williams

I promise you a reliable & professional service at an affordable price

Phone: 0417 329 802

GREG SMITH ELECTRICIAN

Tired of Waiting for a Tradesman 0418 507 709RECA/H 5448 3333 7821

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PAINTERS / DECORATORS BENBOW AND SCOTT PAIN TERS + DEC ORATORS

• Qualified tradesmen • Landscaping • Commercial and residential property maintenance

Specialising in Landscape construction Stuart Erwin 0407 667 900 Cameron Rogister 0411 956 937

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PLUMBERS • Your local on-time plumber • Air-conditioning repairs & replacements Pre-summer check & start up service from $99 for October • Hot water - elec, gas & solar • Taps, toilets, showers, sinks & more Don’t put up with drips! Modern & Care-Assist taps & toilets Use a licensed plumber • Drains installed/cleared/repaired • Roof, gutter, d.p. & gutter guard FREE • Quality professional workmanship QUOTES guaranteed

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CV Industrial Vacuum Services Reduce Fire Risk Spouts Vacuumed Spotlessly Pensioner Discounts Water Tanks Cleaned

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TREE LOPPING

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DESK $60 3 drawers, blonde wood top drawer 2 keys Ph 0419 140 990

GUIDE book 'How to do everthing with your PC' $15 Ph 5447 8573

78 RPM records Tin Pan Alley in album of 12 $30 5446 1310

DESKS school (2) GC need paint $40 ea or $70 for both. 0401 654 197.

HAND Push Mower $25 Ph 0428 375 190

ARM Chair and matching footstool, VGC $70 Ph 5442 1507 BARBEQUES Galore portable BBQ & Cylinder $40 0402 403 569 BEDS x 2 fully adjustable metal frame singles with mattresses. Brand "Plega" "Homecare" exc cond $1,100 & $800. ono Ph 5447 2190. BIKE unisex dark green 16" exc cond with trainers $40 Ph 0428 353 921 BIKE girls 16" $10 Ph 0421 706 576. PRAM Phil N Ted - 3 wheeler with toddler seat shade & rain cover $70 Ph 0421 706 576.

BOOKCASE pine vgc 1800 H x 915 W x 250 D, $170 Ph 0417 461 257

BOOTS ladies size 37 handmade leather as new $75 Ph 0428 723 057

CARGO barrier suit Nissan X-Trail 2004 to 2006. $250 Phone 5447 2980. CONCRETE blocks 20 kilos each 46 x 23 x 11 cm 40 for $99 ono 5446 1310

DINING table 7 piece wooden $100 ono Ph 0408 700 266 DOUBLE bed Simmons Queen size, GC $90 Ph 0438 508 953. EASY Cook original turbo oven complete, exc con $40 ono Ph 5447 8573. FILIGREE Curtaining 24m Roll $95 Ph 0438 426 007. FIRE or construction wood, Free, 10 Anderson Street, Bdgo on front nature strip

FIREWOOD

End of season sale Top quality A Grade Redgum, Split Dry $145 M delivered, Special 5 metres $550; 10 Metres $1050; 15 metres $1,500 Gray & Yellow Box, kindling also available. .Ph 0437 120 009 GARDEN pots some with plants, some handmade $100 the lot (will sep) Ph 0404 615 643

HAY ROLLS

Lucerne $120 Oaten $80 Wheaten $80 Rye/Oasten $70 Ph 0419 382 273

HAY & STRAW

Rolls & Little Squares. Delivery available Maiden Gully Ph 0438 373 291

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Oaten rolls, net wrapped. Good Quality from $55 Axedale. Phone: 0428 590 023 KITCHEN sink 2 bowls never used cost $344 sell $50 5446 1310 LADIES Jumpers, hand knitted, assorted colors, Brand new $25 ech Ph 5443 4436 LARGE wardrobe 2.4 x 2m, 3 pieces vgc $65 ono Ph 5447 0053. DINING table large (only) sits 6-8 people, as new cond $180 Ph 5447 0429 LARGE Backpack, suitable for student, VGC $10 Ph 5442 1507 LATTICE style TV unit /coffee table vgc $60 Ph 5447 7407.

COUCH tapestry 2 seater mod, exc cond top quality $85 0418 282 799.

CUPBOARD, white, w600xd400xh1800, VGC, $70 Ph 0428 353 921

GOLF clubs Jack Newton full set & buggy & bag. Graphite & steel shafts ec $285 Ph 0428 648 051.

DAEWOO washing machine 7kg front loader little use GC $100 Ph 0438 508 953.

GREENFIELD ride on mower 12.5 HP, near new motor $1,250 Ph 0413 472 711

Cat Enclosures A fun, safe way for your cat to enjoy the outdoors. Free quotes to suit your budget.

Call Jim 0429 866 630 www.byers.net.au Store Well with Stilwell

Containers to suit all yourr needs!

FORLE SA Containers can be custom fitted with shelves, benches, windows, side doors, electricity, insulation & air-conditioning. View containers at:

51 Ryalls Lane, Strathfieldsaye. • Ph 5439 5512 • Mob 0409 957 014

KING single bed & base King Coil in exc cond $300 ono Ph 0409 521 750. LEATHER lounge suite 2 seater & 2 armchairs in GC, $500 ono Ph 0409 521 750.

0UTDOOR setting solid timber table & benches with cushions $100 Ph 0404 615 643 PAINTERS easel $40 Ph 0459 483 869. PASTURE hay small. square bales $6 in paddock, proven good quality horse feed Sedgwick.Ph 5439 6472. PINE & iron bed ends with side rails, $25 Ph 0459 483 869. PORCELAIN dolls with stand $30 neg Ph 0403 573 674. PORTABLE tablet computer Lenovo brand new $70 Ph 5446 2535 RASPBERRY plants 10 for $15.Ph 5439 3054. RECORDS approx 24 country & western etc $40 the lot 5447 0735 RIDE on mower White brand, 12.5hp Briggs & Stratton motor, 38" cut, well maintained & in excellent working order. $1,000 ono Ph 0429 370 837.

12 O'NEILL COURT EPSOM Sat 8am 2pm. Combined garage sale.furniture, household goods, fitness gear, SECURITY home alarm new Arlec DIY hardwired $60 Ph 5439 5322 SHOPKINS collector cards series 3 to swap or sell 30C each 0403 573 674

LINE Trimmer Homelite 25cc, EC $45 Ph 0438 426 007.

SHOWER Stool, disabled, white, GC $25 Ph 5443 4436

MALVERN star ladies bike, $20 Ph 0459 483 869.

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MANUAL for Sony-O-Matic Tape recorder VGC $10 Ph 5447 8573 MATTRESS foam very firm, brand new, double never used $100 5447 0735 MENS Dinner Suit, Stafford Ellinson, Sz lrg $80 Ph 0402 403 569 MICROSOFT Office Pro, New still in packaging $50 Ph 0402 403 569

With Manure $35 per/m delivered local 3m minimum. 6m & 10m avail. Bobcat & Excavator to hire. Ph 5446 7105 or 0428 507 846

SINGLE bed & mattress exc cond$250; portable air conditioner near new $350 Ph 5446 8486 SOCK Pullerupper Trev not at Bend market in Summer Ph 0408 240 333 free delivery 25 klms $12

MOBILITY scooter, good condition $1,500 Phone 5447 1627. MOTOR Mower Masport 4 Stroke & Catcher $45 Ph 0438 426 007. MUST sell New York Ash Dining Table and Chairs x8, 1.5M X 1.5M, GC, pick up Maiden Gully $200 Ph 0409 958 684

SOFA bed 2.5 seater oatmeal colour, innerspring mattress, as new cost $1,500 sell $600 0412 911 436. SUB woofer & amp box $90 Ph 0408 700 266

(no job too BIG or SMALL for the Smith Family team)

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For Sale Local Classifieds 4 LARGE bags, white peebles $20 Ph 5442 1507

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TENT Companion Exo Lite 480, 2 rooms sleeps 8 people, with fly never used Ph 0427 986 332..

MONTGOMERY CresWHITE hillsSAT signs out 7am household items, tools, gym equip, electrical items, outdoor furn, kids toyis & clothes.

TOP SOIL

Lawn soil $35 p/m Garden Soil $45 p/m, includes local delivery 4, 6 and 10m avail. Garden rocks also avail. Phone 0418 306 548 or 0428 100 770 TV cabinet with glass doors, GC $5 Ph 0403 573 674.

108 MAPLE STREET GOLDEN SQUARE SAT 8am-12pm. furn, kitchen utensils, toys, clothes, DVD's.

VIBRATION fitness machine $95 Ph 0439 116 585 WALKER Disabled, Lge Sz, Burgundy Color, Brand New $100 5443 4436 WALL unit 1900 H X 820 W, brown woodgrain 2 glass top doors GC $50 Ph 0488 288 034. WASHING machine Simpson Esprit 750, 7.kg top loader vgc $100 Ph 0404 615 643 FRIDGE Westinghouse 370lt runs well $20 Ph 0421 706 576. WESTINGHOUSE frost free fridge ex working order 4100 Ph 0438 508 953. NEW

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STRICKLAND ROAD EAST BENDIGO Sat bin out 8am, furniture, household items, clothing , old tools etc.

9 MCCLELLAND DRIVE EAGLEHAWK SAT 9am-4pm washing machine suit caravan, 2 antique chairs, large wood heater, lots more

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KNIGHTS COURT STRATHFIELDSAYE SAT & Sun signs out from 8am. Combined sale, lounge suite, kids toys, books, bric a brac lots more

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8 CARINYA COURT NORTH BENIDGO Sat 8am- 3pm. Baby items, toys, kitchen wares, plus more.

GARAGE SALE CLEARING SALE

UNIT 1/12 WELLS ST LONG GULLY Sat & Sun 8am huge sale, games, books, household items, tools, collectables pus more.

1561 EPSOM BARNADOWN RD (NEAR CASHENS RD) GOORNONG Farm and shed items, tools, collectables, books, 6" fish tank with stand & light. household items, toys, bric-a-brac. Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 8.00am to 3.00pm.

WANTED TO BUY

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Up for a showdown By JOEL PETERSON

POWERHOUSE: Indian skipper Raghunath Vokkaliga holds off Trent Mitton.

Hockey wins split From Page 32 Tuesday saw a focussed India prevail 3-2 as a possession dominant Australia squandered countless attacking opportunities. Wednesday night’s game saw a much more clinical Kookaburras outfit in front of goal, the hosts converting three short corners as Jeremy Hayward scored twice to lead the charge in a 4-3 win. Although it was a young Australian outfit going against an Indian lineup that was very similar to the one that competed at this year’s Olympics and skill level was lacking, interim coach Paul Gaudoin said he was pleased with the way the side was coming together. “It’s about building depth, that’s what this tour was about, and building belief in some young players who maybe haven’t had the opportunity to play at this level,” he said. “It’s a time to now open up the squad and open it up to a lot of players with a focus on Tokyo in 2020.” Darwin native Hayward said

the whole team enjoyed playing in Bendigo. “The weather was great, I loved it being from Darwin, Melbourne was a bit cold for me. And playing with a crowd right on your toes was awesome,” he said. The Weekly understands that event organisers are committed to holding the event in regional Victoria for at least the next two years. Only Albury has a comparable facility to Bendigo, and given the way the event was conducted, organisers remained hopeful it would return in coming years. So did Gaudoin. “More than half our players come from country areas, so we all love getting out into regional Australia and the crowds and the hospitality are first-class,” he said. “Absolutely (we want to come back). I think there’s the TransTasman tournament in Canberra next year, maybe we can play a few games on the way up and then head back to Melbourne for the festival of hockey.” Find match reports and photos at www.bendigoweekly.com.au

DESPITE not having lost to Dandenong at home since 2010, Bendigo Spirit coach Simon Pritchard doesn’t think his side completely has the measure of the Rangers as the WNBL’s top two sides get set to renew their rivalry on Sunday. Both games between the Spirit and Rangers this year have gone Bendigo’s way, the first a dour defensive struggle on the Spirit’s home floor before an offensive showcase of a return leg in Dandenong that Bendigo won 94-85. With the season series already in the books, Bendigo is looking to sweep the Rangers when they meet in Bendigo on Sunday, but Dandenong has hit form of recent weeks. “We’ve performed very well against them in recent times but they’ve also not been at their best in a few of those games,” Pritchard said this week. “We have had some things that work well against them and a lot of our players are familiar with theirs, but by no means are we expecting that they will always play poorly because they have a lot of talent.” Dandenong sit atop the league ladder on the back of a three-game win streak, but play Sydney on Saturday night in what is likely to be a bruising encounter against the rough-and-tumble Flames, who are fresh off a win against the Spirit. The Rangers have only played two of their 10 games so far this season away from the comforts of home, and Bendigo is an environment that Dandenong teams of the past have not enjoyed. Bendigo has also sought to exploit a lack of physicality from the Rangers in the past, evident in holding Dandenong to 45 points when they met in Bendigo earlier this season. “They run the same sort of stuff every week whether it works or not, so I guess for us we know what to expect a lot of the time,” Pritchard told the Weekly. The second-year Spirit coach

ON SONG: Blake Dietrick will try to continue her recent good form on Sunday. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

said that containing Sara Blicavs and Stephanie Cumming will be key. “We know that a lot of their actions end up in their hands, even if that isn’t where they start, so we need to be alert to that and make

them work really hard, no matter who is guarding them,” he said. Sunday’s game tips off at Bendigo Stadium at 3pm, and is Bendigo’s second last home game before the new year.

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Dragons flying in BDCA

BOOM RECRUIT: Sandhurst all-rounder Taylor Beard.

By JOEL PETERSON

BENDIGO District Cricket Association ladder leader Sandhurst will not be going into its clash with bottom side Huntly North Epsom expecting anything other than a good run for its money, according to captain-coach Craig Howard. After a bright start last season, Sandhurst has again raced out of the blocks and remains the BDCA’s only unbeaten side after four rounds. They emerged from a clash with the previously undefeated Kangaroo Flat in impressive fashion, grinding out 205 on day one before skittling the Roos for a paltry 143 behind seven wickets from Sam Sperling. That kind of grit is some-

thing a young Sandhurst side couldn’t muster in key games last year, and the side’s resiliency has impressed Howard. “We were in a tough spot at 3/19 with the bat and were able to dig out of it and post what was a good total against a really good attack,” he said. “We’ve got a couple of seriously good cricketers who have come to the club this year who have had success in other areas and that has been infectious on the group. “No matter what the situation is we are confident that we are batting deep and we can get out of any situation we may be in.” It has been a season for the bowlers in the BDCA, with 11 hauls of at least five wickets and four bowlers picking up seven or more

wickets in an innings. That is in contrast to just five centuries – two from Bendigo United’s Heath Behrens – but Howard says similar trends in the past haven’t lasted too long. “I think you’ll generally find that in previous years there has been a lot more hundreds than there has fivefors, so I’m sure there’s a few big scores around the corner,” he said. “It’s been a reasonably mild spring and quite a wet winter so the wickets probably haven’t quite been where some clubs would like them to be but I think as the sun comes out there will be more hundreds as we go along.” In another positive for Sandhurst, gun all-rounder Taylor Beard was this

Sedgwick rams home early season form SEDGWICK’S Rick Ladson is confident that the red hot form of his side can continue as the Rams head their final game before the Christmas break against West Bendigo. The Rams have quietly made an undefeated start to the season, but turned up the noise with a blistering batting performance on day two of their clash against Marong last weekend. After division one debutant Chris McCalman took five wickets for the Rams to hold Marong to a first innings total of 180, Sedgwick were 5/63 in reply and in trouble having lost the in-form Andrew Sheehan. Ladson joined Dustin Elliott at the crease and the two put on 217 for the sixth wicket, Elliott making 108 while Ladson went on to blast his way to 233 including 21 fours and 15 sixes – comprising 174 of his runs. “That certainly wasn’t the plan, I walked out there thinking ‘gee, it’s a long way to the middle’ and was already pretty tired after that,” Ladson, who had played football in

Darwin the day before, said. “It was just one of those things that happens when you’re seeing them well, it’s good fun to be able to bat like that.” In Oscars terms, Elliott would surely take out the best supporting actor award, given neither went out with a plan to belt the ball to all parts when they joined forces. “Dusty is a great character of the club, he does a lot of work around the place and is a great guy, and his innings was sensational,” Ladson said. Ladson is confident Sedgwick’s form can continue on as the Rams chase a third successive finals appearance. The Rams tackle West Bendigo over the next two weekends in their last game before the break, hoping to head into the extended layoff with a 4-0 record. A renewed focus on celebrating the history of the club has been a catalyst of its success in recent seasons, according to the skipper. “There is a real focus on I guess giving back to the older guys

RED HOT: Sedgwick’s Rick Ladson is in fine form with the bat. Photo: JOEL PETERSON

around the club that put us in the position we are now with great facilities,” Ladson said. “There’s nothing like seeing the smile on those people’s faces after

a good win, so hopefully we can keep that going into a long break and build on it for the rest of the season.” Other round six EVCA games

Hawks celebrate 100 golden years A CENTURY of swimming achievements will be celebrated this Sunday when the Bendigo Swimming Club holds its Centenary Swim Meet at the Bendigo Aquatic Centre. The club’s members and competitors will be celebrating 100 years of the club that was formed in 1913 and later as a registered swimming club in 1917. Originally the Bendigo Swimming Club and its Eaglehawk counterpart, the clubs were

merged to form the Bendigo Hawks, based at Upper Reserve Lake – next to the club’s current base at Bendigo Aquatic Centre. The Hawks have a rich history of producing talented swimmers such as Olympic champion Faith Leech and Allan Monaghan. Along with a huge meet involving over 50 clubs from across the state on Sunday, local volunteers with also be recognised, such as Wally Stables. Mr Stables has given 50 years

of service to the club, and that presence continues, as not only an official, but also mentor and coach with the Hawks. Jan Spencely’s immense contribution to the club over a 40-year period will also be recognised at Sunday’s meet, as will the work of other tireless volunteers. The meet itself will feature prizes for a range of events, including the Dash for Cash offering prizemoney to the eight fast-

est 50-metre freestyle swimmers on the day. The highest scoring club at the event will take home $500 in prizes and giveaways throughout the event. Swimmers will compete at the junior, intermediate and senior levels at Sunday’s meet, chasing country, state and national qualifying times. Over 59 events are slated for the day, with the first events at 9.30am.

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