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Issue Number 79

Mid Murray Council Wins Top Honours At State Awards he Mid Murray Council has won the 2013 Local Government Managers Australia (SA) Local Hero Award for Excellence in Community Services. The award was presented on Friday 19th April at the Annual 2013 LGMA (SA) Gala Awards Dinner where the red carpet was rolled out at the Adelaide Convention Centre for local government CEOs, executives and staff. The Mid Murray Council Community Services team – incorporating OPAL, Fun 4 Youth, Healthy Murraylands, Murray Transport Connections and Country Arts – took out the award category ahead of other much larger city and country Councils, proving a testament to the team’s hard work and commitment to creating positive outcomes for the local community. Mid Murray Community Services Director Shane Thompson was one of only 3 finalists in the LGMA (SA) Awards Leadership and Management Excellence (Rural – large and small) category, and was only just outdone by a counterpart from Port Lincoln. LGMA (SA) CEO Taryn Sexton says, “Local government


Russell Peate, Mid Murray Council CEO; Courtney Blacker, OPAL Manager; Shane Thompson, Community Services Director; John O’Flaherty, Statewide Super

professionals work very hard in their communities throughout the year and deliver some amazing services and new initiatives. This event has been running now for over 8 years as a way of recognising and celebrating those achievements. It’s our equivalent to the Logies.” Mid Murray Mayor Dave Burgess said he was very proud of the award and it demonstrated that hard work, commitment and passion can create a positive link between small rural Councils and their community. “This is yet another feather in the cap for our Community Services team, which continues to deliver outcomes above and beyond our Council’s expectations,” Mayor Burgess said. “Over the past 2 years we have been able to build up a great Community Services team which now delivers programs in the fields of health and wellbeing, arts and culture, transport, youth and more. “These new service portfolios are not traditional areas of Council business, however their ongoing success has allowed us to demonstrate a commitment to improving community capacity. As a Council, we want to continue to create positive change, which will ensure we have a vibrant, healthy and accessible community in years to come.” Shane Thompson accepted the award on behalf of the Council, citing the hard work and professionalism of his team as the key to success. “All of our success comes back to the fact that we have a fantastic Community Services team at Mid Murray, all of whom take time to listen to the community and respond with an outcome-focussed approach,” Mr Thompson said. “In the past 12 months, our team has taken out three major South Australian achievement awards and one National Award, which is no mean feat for a small team operating in a small Council. “However, we are committed to creating positive outcomes, and will continue to work alongside our community to deliver projects which will support, grow and develop a vibrant and healthy culture across Mid Murray.” Courtney Blacker

Kinderchef At Mannum Kindy he Mannum Kindergarten and Rural Care kids got their hands dirty last week, when KinderChef’s Michelle Campbell visited to help them cook up healthy treats to celebrate the Term 1 break-up. All of the children were excited and animated about their cooking, each donning their own colourfully decorated chef’s hat and apron. The workshops held at the kindergarten were a huge success, not only were the kids excited about their tasty kitchen creations, but parents were equally inspired. More than 40 children and their families attended. KinderChef led the children through a session on how they can cook healthy snacks themselves.


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Georgia Smart and Aaron Schubert

Contents Ageing in the Murraylands Calendars & Dates

Church Services 6 Classifieds 28 Mid Murray Council

3 Mid Murray Support Services 4 Out of this World 27 Musical Miscellany 22 Pause A While 20 On My Bookshelf 15

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Does ‘Noise’ Abuse Our Assets? Dear Editor, Sunday April the 7th started well. The sun on the river promised another delicious autumn day. Unfortunately, the intrusion of a pernicious craft on the river had anyone within cooee enduring ongoing intermittent and excessive noise. Over much of the day, a dark coloured racing boat proceeded to disturb the community – well beyond the river and echoing through the township, with its drubbing engine; up and down, up and down. For some of us it was impossible to hold a conversation easily indoors, let alone outside. So it was with interest and a little confusion that I reflected on Mr Forrest’s response to the “Cashed Up Bogans” (CUB’s) article (Issue 76, page 20). Points he made regarding sewerage, both town and boat, were largely irrelevant. Waste treatment is an accepted part of the standard of living in the 20th/21st Century. I am certain that even purported “Bogans” have plumbed in toilets and running water with the concomitant effluent treatment this requires – enough said. On the other hand, the David Shearer factory moving from the main street was, I imagine, a response to increasing demand, therefore the need to expand and the need for innovation and technological improvements; these come with a forward thinking business, one that won the Prince Philip prize for Australian design in 1968.Invoking pride, you, Mr Forrest, yourself, mentioned our forefathers, whose ingenuity allowed much of inland Australia to thrive. It is perhaps the

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notions of “ingenuity” and “forward thinking” our initial correspondent, Kitty Schiansky was alluding to. That, and the belief that we who reside along the river and in the township of Mannum can surely imagine a type of tourism that does not impinge in a negative way on we who live here and who have interests aside from the internal combustion engine in its myriad permutations; static and in motion. Mr. Forrest, you may well be impressed with improved methods of chemical disposal and you may not be interested in food, art, music or the more passive riverine pursuits, but many people are. Many people pay good money forgenuineexperiences that enhance the communities where they are based; money that also grows innovative small businesses with an eye to the finer things in life. There is much potential here for this type of tourism development given our proximity to Adelaide and the Hills and Barossa tourist regions. Statistically Mannum’s population has not grown very much over the last few decades despite the illusion. With more land and new homes for sale, it is house price – affordability – rather than amenity, which attracts people to Mannum. Beyond that, so many homes and so much land on the market, to me, implies something else. In spite of your casual response to Ms Schiansky’s concerns, many of us do perceive our amenity being eroded by noisy, thoughtless “visitors” and the sense that we have no say in the direction that tourism in our town is taking.

This is despite personally spending time on various committees, gaining $12,000 in grant funding towards the Centenary of Federation River Festival and hoping to make some contribution to the conversation. There is more to a felicitous life than booze and boats, boots and utes and aspiring to be nothing more than somebody else’s playground. There are people who come to Mannum for other pleasures – the Marion, our museum and history walks, the Gass Bird Sanctuary, a picnic at the Rec, maybe even a little fishing. Perhaps their pleasure was marred too, as they sat with their coffee at a Randell street café, or had lunch at the Pretoria, marred by a “Cashed Up Bogan” on an otherwise glorious day. Perchance it’s time to develop a defining phrase with an appropriateacronym for the market we want to attract? I have prepared short starting list– “Selfishly Hedonistic Idiot Tourists”, “Pleasant Environmental Activities Casually Enjoyed”, please add to it, or maybe we can celebrate ‘Serenity Sunday’ once a month; our own special celebration and a unique point of difference. Now that’s an experience! Michele G Bottroff

Ecological Development Planning Dear Editor, The Mid Murray Council CEO, Russell Peate, is treating us with so much information about Council’s activities that I’m wondering if he might extend his repertoire a little further. Could we have an article or

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An Alternative Program Dear Editor, In response to point 15 of the councils article, page 8, April Mannum Mag. Something I would like to see: Programs and strategies that will limit the irreparable and widespread damage caused by overabundant humans to trees, ecological balance and the planet! Surely I can’t be the only one whose heart is filled with joy by the yearly arrival of the corellas. L Storm

The Easter Journey Dear Editor, Just writing to voice my admiration for the people who not only had the idea but also put in the hard work to setup “The Easter Journey”. It’s been done in previous years and should continue so that everyone has the opportunity to discover, experience or be reminded of the real reason for Easter. Roslyn Udy

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River Bar, Mannum Community Club 7pm Tuesday 18th June 2013 ALL WELCOME Proposed Constitution changes will be available for public viewing from 10am Tuesday 21st May until 4pm Tuesday 18th June at MMSS, 71 Randell Street, Mannum. The viewpoints and opinions of the Authors and Artists that appear in Mannum Mag do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of the Mannum Mag Editors, staff and/or affiliates. Mannum Mag assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this publication.

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two on Council’s policies and practices in the light of climate change predictions, and what initiatives Council is taking to maximize the ecological credentials of buildings within the Council’s area of responsibility? I am thinking not only about private dwellings, but also business and public spaces, for example, the siting of buildings and the landscaping of Mannum Green. Given the layers of bureaucracy involved in Development Applications, a series of short articles over several issues of the Mag might be helpful. With appreciation.

Guaranteed to find just the item you have been looking for. Donations welcome Your junk may be someone else’s treasure! Call Des on 8569 2691 to arrange pick up. To accommodate a wide range of comments, short letters have more chance of publication. Longer letters addressing important matters will not necessarily be excluded. In general, aim for about 100 to 150 words, or less. Letters must include contact details for verification.

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Issue Number 79

Kinderchef At Mannum Kindy

Turning Heads ow do you turn the bald plastic head of a museum mannequin into William Randell, the father of steam navigation in Australia? The Mannum Dock Museum of River History was keen to recreate Randell, preferably looking like the young (29 year old) gentleman farmer and flour miller that he was in 1853, when he built the Murray’s first steamer, the Mary Ann. It would have been easy to simply buy a wig for his hair but the full beard, fashionable in the nineteenth century, was another matter. Then we discovered Petrea Sanchez. Petrea had recently opened a men’s barber shop in town and it turned out that she had previously worked for Advanced Hair Studios in London. “Have you ever made anyone an artificial beard” we asked her. No, she hadn’t, but she had made artificial eyebrows for a Londoner with alopecia! That was good enough for us. If we gave her the bald head of the

mannequin, could she turn it into 29 year old William Randell? “It would be a challenge,” she replied. “I’ll give it a go!” I’m not sure if she realised just how difficult this would be, particularly the beard. Beard hair is crinkled, and the cuttings from the barber shop floor just wouldn’t look right. In consultation with another expert from her wig making days, Petrea decided to use acrylic hair and get it to crinkle with heat. She even bought a cheap wig, unpicked it and sowed in the new hair. By the time she’d finished she’d spent well over 15 hours on the project! The hair looked terrific, but one thing worried Petrea. “His long eyelashes!” she exclaimed. “He’s too pretty!” We all agreed that young William Randell certainly did look too feminine so Petrea expertly trimmed the eyelashes back to more masculine dimensions! The end product will be a full size model of William Randell – dressed in the top hat, frock co at and butterfly collar shirt that were fashionable among gentlemen of the mid nineteenth century. He’ll form part of a display showing the beginnings of the steamer industry here in Mannum. 29 year old William Randell with Mannum barber Petrea


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he KinderChef workshops, made possible thanks to a partnership event by Mid Murray OPAL and Communities for Children, encouraged children and families to spend time cooking together over the school holidays and to think outside the square when it comes to cooking nutritious kids meals and snacks. The KinderChef sessions appeal to the senses of the children where they touch, taste, and smell as they go, keeping them engaged in cooking and excited about exploring new healthy treats that they’ve made themselves. Children can often be scared of trying new foods and this can create some stress for parents as well, so the KinderChef cooking style keeps the focus on fun and


Chloe James decorates her chef’s hat

Issue Number 79

Courtney Blacker Mid Murray OPAL Manager

A five-year-old was taking forever to get dressed for kindergarten. Her mother decided to help her. “What’s the matter, Martha?” her mother asked. “You’re going to be late, and you don’t want to miss kindy.” “I’d rather stay home and miss kindy,” a little voice answered forlornly, “than go to kindy and miss home.”

DISTRICT CHURCH SERVICES For Mannum congregations ANGLICAN 6 Adelaide Road. Ph: 8569 2385 Mannum, Sundays 10:30 am BAPTIST William Street. Ph: 8569 6040 Mannum, Sundays 10:30 am CATHOLIC Mau Street. Ph: 8531 1699 Mannum, Mass: 1st Sunday 9:30 am, all others 8:30 am LUTHERAN 79 Cliff Street. Ph: 8569 2863 Mannum, Sundays 9:00 am, Sunday School 9:45 am during school terms. Everyone welcome. RIVER WORD CHRISTIAN CENTRE Greening Street. Ph: 8569 1333 Mannum, Sundays 10:00 am SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST 17 King George St. Ph: 0433 734 037 Mannum, Saturdays 9:30 am, Sabbath School 11:00 am UNITING Corner of Greening Street & Walker Avenue Enquiries: Phone one of the Elders. G Gobbett: 8569 1083, M Thomas: 8569 1005 R Marshall: 8569 1737, G McInerney: 8569 2076 Mannum, 1st, 3rd, 5th Sundays 11 am, 2nd & 4th Sundays 9 am

learning to ensure it creates a more comfortable environment for children to taste new foods. Mannum Kindergarten and Rural Care was already delivering fantastic programs around childhood health, and this end of term focus on nutrition would send home a positive reminder for parents during the holidays. Often during school holidays families will find more time to cook and play together, and we hope those opportunities are used as a chance to take part in physically active play, and healthy cooking choices. Parents are the best role models for their children, and school holidays are the perfect time for families to make healthy choices together. This might be to swap baking a chocolate cake for something simple like vegetable slice, or fruit muffins; or even something as simple as leaving the car at home and going for a bike ride or a walk to the shops together. Mid Murray OPAL and Communities for Children will continue to support the work of the Mannum Kindergarten and Rural Care in creating positive opportunities to support the health and wellbeing of local children and their families.

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Mid Murray Support Services Community Chatter

National Volunteer Week 13th – id Murr ay Support Services is a volunteer driven organisation. Without our much valued, hard- working and happy volunteers we would not be able to provide the support services that we do. National Volunteer Week is when we say A VERY BIG THANK YOU to t he vo lunteer s i n t h i s community. We’d all be lost without you! Thank you one and all for giving your time. Volunteers Wanted Scrooges is looking for volunteers to help in the Op Shop but you must be able to have fun! We are seeking people of all ages who can give a day (or even half a day) a week or fortnight to work at Scrooges Op Shop. Duties include working on the front counter, keeping the place clean and tidy or helping sort the plethora of donated goods that we receive on a regular basis. The shop is open most days from 10am - 4pm. It’s not hard work but it’s really rewarding. Interested? Please call Karen on 8569 1892 or Tim on 8569 2129 for a chat. We Received A Pat on the Back! It’s not often that you get a pat on the back from a Government department but we did last month. A senior public servant from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion visited us as part of an annual audit of our procedures and services and we were sincerely congratulated on the improvements to the professionalism and governance of the organisation over the past couple of years and also for our caring and creative services to our many clients. Wow! Thanks


19th May 2013 DCSI, our staff and volunteers have worked really hard and deserve this recognition. Our services include … • House cleaning, gardening and maintenance for people who want to stay in their own homes but cannot do for themselves anymore. • Transport for those who can no longer drive or are on licence restrictions • Volunteer training and support programs • Adult education programs • Scrooges Op Shop at 8 Randell Street, Mannum • Centrelink and Medicare agency services • MADEC Employment Services Our office is at 71 Randell Street, Mannum (opposite the Mannum Club). Please telephone us on 8569 2129 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday if you need help and we will arrange for an assessment. Special General Meeting You are invited to attend a Special General Meeting to adopt changes to our Constitution to be held on Tuesday 18th June 2013 at 7pm in The River Bar at the Mannum Community Club. Changes to the Constitution will include our new name Mid Murray Support Services Inc and clauses to address risk management and conflict of interest compliance. A copy of the proposed Constitution changes will be available from the front office of Mid Murray Support Services, 71 Randell Street, Mannum from 10am Tuesday 21st May 2013. Tim Clemow, Coordinator Mid Murray Support Services

Murraylands Young Professionals Inaugural Gala Event urraylands Young Professionals will host its inaugural gala event at Monarto Zoo on Saturday, May 11th. Up to 80 people are expected to enjoy a three-course dinner at the Waterhole Function Centre accompanied by live music and presentations from guest speakers including Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland Chief Executive Brenton Lewis, Rural Consultant Linda Eldridge, Elders Financial Planner Peter Baxter and animal keepers from the Zoo. MYP chair Peri Strathearn said the event would be an official ‘Launch’ party for the group. “There’ll be a three-course dinner, music, zoo animals, enlightening speakers and, most importantly, would-be movers and shakers from around the Murraylands,” he said. He said the evening would be an opportunity to meet like-minded people interested in living and working in the region and seeing it grow and prosper. “It can be hard to meet people in the Murraylands, whether you’re a newcomer to the region or someone who has grown up locally,” he said. “MYP aims to address this and encourage the development of regional pride.” R e g i o n a l D e v e l o p me n t Australia corporate services manager Tamara Rohrlach is happy to see this initiative gain momentum. Tickets to the gala event are available for $110 from the


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Each ticket includes transport to and from Murray Bridge; beer, wine and soft drinks for the night; and a chance to win a Leader Tab Android tablet valued at $299 courtesy of Murray Computers. The Gala would not be possible without the support of sponsors The Murray Valley Standard, Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland, Murray Computers, Elders Rural Finance, Zurich Financial Services, Raptchau Hair and Beauty, Liberal candidate for Barker Tony Pasin and Pria Martin. Murraylands Young Professionals, a not-for-profit volunteer group, aims to connect young people in the Murraylands, foster their personal and professional development and, through them, promote and add to the benefits of life in their communities. The group meets over drinks with a guest speaker at 6pm on the first Friday of each month at the Murray Bridge Hotel. MYP is open to anyone between the ages of 21 and 40 who lives, works or studies in the Murraylands. Members include engineers, social workers, hairdressers, teachers, nurses, journalists and IT professionals. For more information contact Peri Strathearn 0419 827 124 or Tamara Rohrlach 8535 7170.

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Student Achievements in Rowing t the beginning of the recent school holidays, Laura Pfitzner, Nikki Bond, Rebekah Star ick, Alys B o ckman (Mypolonga Primary) and cox, Sam Bormann (Mannum Community College) finished competing for the Mannum Rowing Club in the 2012/2013 rowing season with outstanding results. Beginning the season in E-Grade, the crew quickly progressed to A-Grade. Coached by Dean Mobbs and having competed in regattas at Berri, Port Adelaide, Murray Bridge, Mannum and Westlakes, one of the season’s highlights was


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winning gold in the Schoolgirl Year 8/9 A-Grade Coxed Quad Scull at Westlakes. Success for the crew has also been experienced in the 3rd Grade Women’s Coxed Quad Scull competition. Apart from competing in a quad scull, they have also competed in single and double scull boats during the season. Training at the Mannum Ro wing Club co ntinues throughout the winter months in preparation for the upcoming season. If other students are interested in rowing at Mannum, contact Dean Mobbs on 8569 1344 or 0437 946 104.

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istory tells us that the p o we r f u l m a k e t h e decisions. In our case the Governments we elect are the powerful. Whether with wisdom and insight or with good intentions or bad, the outcome invariably disempowers the poorest, the minority, the least vocal. Decisions made by the powerful erode an individual’s or a community’s sense of worth and can reduce their determination to deal with a problem constructively. They lose self respect and dignity. Two decisions, following on from the Howard Government’s Northern Territory Emergency Response and Labour’s Stronger Futures Legislation, have recently resulted in the closure of Kalparrin Farm rehabilitation facility. Another worrying outcome is the extension of income management from the NT to the Playford district of SA and four other districts across Australia from July 2012. Kalparrin Farm, which has an intimate small villa ge atmosphere and a supportive whole-of-family ethos, was defunded under the Federal Government’s “mainstreaming” push. At Kalparrin, a “dry zone”, aboriginal people were encouraged to identify proudly with their culture and to find the strength to overcome their problems through supporting one another. Care services were able to be accessed all under the same roof. Skills development through the CDEP programme had also been a focus at Kalparrin but that programme was also defunded a few years ago. Aboriginal people from as far away as Port Augusta, even interstate, would seek help at Kalparrin. In place of the farm they must now negotiate the labyrinth of support organisations scattered through various offices in town, whether their need is housing, health, addiction support agencies, legal advice or education and training.


This can be confusing and confronting for people who already feel belittled by having to ask for help. The Elders of our district are still fighting for a better deal. In the meantime they have relocated their Bridge Street office to The Arnold Gollan Waili building on Rocky Gully Road, Murray Bridge. From there, volunteers man night patrols to pick up individuals who require intervention from a friend, rather than arrest and gaol. This is not only a more productive and potentially healing way of dealing with a problem but it is also far less of a drain on the public purse. The other Federal Government policy which has come south (to the Playford Council area so far!) is Compulsory Income Management. Individuals of any ethnic background who are deemed to be unable to manage their Centrelink income effectively, are given a Basics Card as half of their payment. With this they may buy essential items such as food and household goods from Government selected stores. How humiliating and often near impossible. In the Northern Territory travel costs to these stores ate heavily into the family budget. It has also been another big drain on the public purse, costing around $4,600 per person per year to administer the scheme. And all this for few improvements in a few communities and higher rates of arrests, self harm and suicides in others. Surely that money could have been better spent supporting local communities in their endeavours to develop employment, education (budgeting etc) and healthy living. Let’s tell our politicians that we want support for all communities which will build on human dignity and self improvement. Jacqui Merckenschlager

Supposedly G.B. Shaw once sent Winston Churchill some tickets for the first night of one of his plays. Churchill then sent Shaw a telegram to the effect: “Cannot come first night. Will come second night if you have one.” Shaw promptly replied: “Here are two tickets for the second night. Bring a friend if you have one.” There’s one thing the Labor and Liberal parties have in common: Our money!

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with Millie “If I get put in a hostel or nursing home, I’ll just accept it and get used to it. And I won’t turn into a grumpy old woman.” and watching wildlife will keep me hat a load of twaddle, calm and off drugs in ways that totally befitting Sillie staring at TV and other people Millie. never will. If someone decides to put me in a hostel or nursing home, I’m • The ultimate would be an access door from my room to the likely to object strongly to being outdoors. ‘put’ anywhere and demand time to go through my checklist of I’ve seen enough aged-care what I need to survive in any sites to know that some places home. meet these criteria and more. All What are the alternatives? I that’s left for me to do is visit can hope and pray (bury my them again to refresh my head in the sand?) I won’t be in memory. the small percentage of people Then I can leave written who need this kind of care. I can instructions for my next-of-kin. trust that my nearest and dearest I can go elsewhere temporarily if will know what I want and will there’s a vacancy when I need it. tussle with the system to get it. BUT please move me to one of Or I can be prepared, just in my preferred homes when you case. can. Don’t be deterred by other Where would I choose to people’s arguments for leaving spend my last days? me where I am. The system is My thinking goes like this: geared to avoid vacancies, and • Staying locally because that’s ‘good’ reasons why a Resident where my friends are and they’ll should not be moved from a visit me is a nice thought, but it has home are not hard to find. too many unknowns to be Changing residences has been knowable. part of my life, and can continue • The reputation of a place counts to be. somewhat, but bosses and boards Well, so say I now. change, so by the time I get there, Maybe these musings will help it might be a quite different place. you think about what ‘quality of • Church-linked and charitable life’ will mean to you if you services with more than one need nursing home care for the complex have some significant last months or years of your life. attractions. It is a major transition! Millie • Beingmildly claustrophobic, I’d be “Having dealtwithelderly relatives looking for a good-sized room. • Solitude and quietness matter a and care homes… my major gripe is lot. I’d want a room that is not that so many elderly people adopt a dominated by the bed but caters for head-in-the-sand approach and furniture to pursue my interests, delegate their responsibilities. e.g. computer desk, comfy chair, Decisions should be made a long time keyboard, plus space to spare for before it all comes tumbling down.” ( J. Esots, The Weekend Australian manoeuvring my walking frame. • Seeing, touching, smelling plants Magazine, March 16-17, 2013)

St Martins Lutheran Church hrist’s Resurrection Victory from the Baptist Church. Easter Bunny made his last was celebrated at Arnold Park on Easter Sunday morning. appearance for the year at the The scene was set with the end of the service; he had erection of a marque, and the hopped around the town the day busyness of members preparing before promoting the Easter for worshippers arriving for an Service and distributing Easter early fish breakfast which was eggs, which signify new life, the served prior to the 9 am worship new life we have through the Resurrection of Jesus. service. Pastor Mike Steicke led the service with his inspiring message reminding the congregation of God’s love of the raising of Jesus on Easter Sunday morning. In his children’s address he explained and demonstrated to the The Easter message was children new life through an egg. The children were catered for witnessed to 2 5 0 p lus during the service with craft worshippers attending as well as activities relating to Easter. At the passers-by who also heard the completion of the service the Good News “Christ Has they came forward and Risen”. The task of taking the explained what they had drawn Lutheran Easter Service to the on the “butcher’s paper” table community is great, but is a cloth. The congregational singing chore of love to witness to the was lead with music by the St community, the real meaning of Martin’s Church Band, Terry Easter. The members of St Schutz on guitar and vocal, Martins Lutheran Church took Louise Bond and Jordan Lindner much pleasure in sharing this playing flute and Narelle special Easter Service with the Bormann playing electric piano community and holiday makers and vocal. The guest bible and look forward to doing it readers for the service were again in 2014. Joan Male Geoff Gobbet from the Uniting Church and Rev. Colin Nieass



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Issue Number 79

Mental Musings

Pause A While with Mannum Interchurch Council Love is Special

here are three things that will endure – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:13) I think there would be nothing worse than to stand at the graveside of a family member and realize that they had gone without understanding that they had been loved. The most important thing we can give is love. Many of us live wondering what is wrong with us and why it seems that nobody in our group cares about us, even if we are one of them. Turn it around, start loving others, share a smile with a stranger, give a hug to one of your own, not because they have done something good, but just because you can. Even if they say “Oh, cut it out Mum!”, those are the things they will remember when they are feeling low, or lonely. As the Word says, love endures forever. Love that is real builds self esteem and relationships that will last. This is the kind of love that doesn’t rely on buying


somebody something, the kind of love that causes others to feel accepted no matter what. This is the kind of love God has for us, and it’s called Agape love, the love that “loves in spite of”: in spite of what we have done, in spite of what kind of mood we are in, in spite of how we look or feel, in spite of what swear words we have blurted out. Continue in your quest to give your love to those around you. Remember life is short. Don’t waste your time holding grudges, wanting revenge. I have seen many who have left it too late, and regret is all they have left. And I have seen many others who try so hard to gain approval, just wanting that assurance that they are special to someone. Don’t let anyone miss out, put yourself in their shoes, imagine how they are feeling. Take the initiative and love them first. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give is a listening ear and a smile, one that says I love you, you are special to me. Pastor Anne Goodwin

using can be a good thing! If we don’t take the time, or make it; we could miss out on ideas or thoughts that don’t get the chance to come to our conscious attention. It’s also good for our community when we feel good about ourselves and then wish to pass something positive on to others. Even our garden could be a point of interest to those we don’t know as they walk, ride or drive by, so let’s muse about what we can do; not to impress others, but just to add to someone’s day or all week. It doesn’t have to cost money, necessarily, just effort. We can smile for a passerby, make a phone call, send a card or e-mail to someone not recently contacted. This magazine is a great forum for ideas and also i n f o r m a t ion about our community. There are certainly plenty of things happening and opportunity to become


involved, whether in something we already know about or maybe something of which we know nothing, or very little. Muse on and then act, realising that thinking, feeling and behaviour are closely linked. We’ve probably noticed this in others and maybe ourselves. Sometimes we have to change our thinking about ourselves and that then can have an impact on our feelings which are harder to change. Let’s make the time to muse on our beliefs about ourselves and check if we have positive or negative self talk. If necessary we can change it even if we don’t really believe it yet. We are all individuals with potential; let’s try telling ourselves so (even while looking in the mirror). This may take considerable time and practice, but let’s have a go, there’s nothing to lose and our community will be enhanced. A Community Correspondent

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Out Of This World

Mannum Rowing Club

Astronomer’s Corner ur large distances from neighbouring stars and the multitude of very distant stars give us here on Earth one advantage. We see the constellations as a window through which we view patterns of even more distant stars. Composite factors such as our eyesight and the diverse sizes of many stars in the constellations enhance this effect. Our journey around the sun, being an ellipse or egg shaped, places us close to the sun, at Perihelion (2nd Jan), and further away, at Aphelion (5th July). The 12 major constellations of the zodiac appear to us as a circle on our journey around the sun each year. They start with Aries at 0 degrees then Taurus 30, Gemini 60, Cancer 90, Leo 120, Virgo 150, Libra 180, Scorpio 210, Sagittarius 240, Capricorn 270, Aquarius 300 and Pisces 330. In our journey around the sun, the stars and planets appear about 4 minutes earlier each evening, adding up to about a day in each year. It is from working with the setting circles and the axes on a telescope that a deeper understanding of time and the movement can be gained. Having said that, great viewing can be had with just the telescope and a Newtonian mount system without setting circles. Pick a point in the sky, aim your telescope and enjoy the view. Many and varied telescope mounts exist from very large to very small, changing over time with new technology. In observatory construction, a topic of its own, many of the mountings such as a yoke mount can be adapted for a much smaller telescope, but not giving access to all the sky as with some others. Mercury, Venus and Mars (in Conjunction till June) rise after 5:30am. Jupiter rises after 10am. Saturn rises after 6pm and the sun sets before 6pm (opposition 28th April).


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50th Anniversary of the PS Marion in Mannum Mary Ann Reserve Mannum Saturday, 15th June 2013 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Admission Free Entertainment will feature the South Australian Police Band, Marion Town Band, wooden boats, cruises, official re-enactment arrival of the PS Marion, food and wine stalls and much more. More information Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 8569 1303 or


he 2012-2013 Season has officially come to an end with the Head of the River for Schools and the State Masters being held in the last couple of weeks. The State Masters resulted in Mannum winning 3 gold Medals in Single Sculls, with Dean Mobbs and Mixed Quad 4's and Mixed Sweep 4's with Renee Osbourne, Vicki Harding, Phil Gebhardt, Dean Mobbs and young Sam Bormann, who is becoming quite an experienced coxswain. This year has not been as successful as previous years due to the loss of a couple of members due to transfers and a couple of repair jobs on two members, John Banks (hip) and Dean Mobbs (knee and shoulder). The Club for the past two years has won both the Country Premiership and Mens Masters Premiership together with John Banks and Dean Mobbs each winning the individual highest points scorer, however I think this year we may be edged out. Given that each win, regardless of the type of boat, attracts 1 point we may still have a slim chance with a number of wins in small boats early in the season. The Annual regatta held on the 13th April was successful with perfect weather and a large contingent of Master Rowers and a couple of Schools in attendance having to row in graded events due to the exclusion of School events with the Head of the River being held the weekend prior and the start of School holidays. Due to the lack of entries in 2nd grade mens, the Traditional Arnold Cup (Sponsored by Helen and Jeff Griffiths of Jester

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Cruises) was assigned to 3rd grade mens and was won by Port Adelaide. Also thanks to Wendy and Adrian Davis of Raine and Horne Mannum for providing some of the infrastructure. It was a opportune time for even some of the Mums and Daughters to have a row in competition. Sam Bormann had his first race in a single scull coming a creditable 3rd out of 4. Louise Bond and Sharon Starick have had a couple of rows in competition gaining a little more experience with each row. Our Junior girls year 8/9 are gaining more experience with each row, quite often rowing in a couple of classes higher than they are. At the same time they have been rowing with different combinations in 3rd grade womens double and single sculls. The crew of Laura Pfitzner, Nicki Bond, Rebekah Starick and Alys Bockman with Sam Bormann their regular Coxwain are still young enough to be able to row in School aged events for a couple more seasons. The Committee would like to thank all who have helped out in some capacity as a volunteer. An end of season wind up will be held in the near future. The date will be decided at the May Committee Meeting. We hope you can attend and perhaps celebrate a Premiership of some kind. We would still like to hear from anyone, especially young people in the town, who would like to come and try rowing. Contact Brian on 8569 1813.

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Rotary Australia New Zealand Student Exchange

Food is Life is Food ave you ever tried a homemade version of Baked Beans? If not then this is for you! Beans are a super hero in the food stakes; they are, high in protein, a low ‘GI’ food, a good source of soluble fibre, folate, low in fat and sodium, contain complex carbohydrates (great for sustained energy) and red beans will give you a big boost in antioxidants. Both canned and dried beans will deliver these benefits. Beans are also very friendly on the budget as they are a low cost food, easily incorporated into main dishes, salads, soups, blitzed to make dips or added to a hamburger or rissole mix to increase nutrition. Soaking dried beans for 12 to 15 hours before they are cooked and rinsing canned beans well, can reduce the tendency for flatulence to occur when ingested ... perhaps the only drawback on this super hero! Angie’s Homemade Baked Beans 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 stalks of celery, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 4×400g cans beans, cannellini beans work well or use a mixture of your favourites


5×400g cans crushed tomatoes 3 tbsp maple syrup (my tip, get the ‘real’ stuff’) 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 2 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2-3 chillies, finely chopped (optional) Salt and pepper to taste (easy on the salt) 1. Place a large saucepan over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon olive oil, onions, celery and garlic. Cook until onions and celery are soft. 2. Drain and rinse beans, add together with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and slowly simmer away for about an hour or so, stirring occasionally until beans are lovely and soft and sauce thickens slightly. Top Tips

• This is a great recipe to cook in the ‘slow cooker’ • Add more veggies e.g. grated carrot, turnip or parsnip • This recipe freezes very well and is handy to make dinner in a flash. Cheers and happy cooking. Phone 8569 2129 or email Angie Roesler

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he exchange runs between families in Australia and New Zealand during term 2 and term 3 of the school year. A student in one country is matched with a student from the other country. Each student is sponsored by a Rotary club. It is available to students aged between 13½ and 16 years on the 1st January 2014. Each student spends one school term living in the other’s home and attending their school. In 2014, the Australian students will live in New Zealand for School Term 2, and the New Zealand students will live in Australia in Term 3. The student’s school must agree to support the Exchange. To participate in the exchange you should:


• Be a good average all-round student with wide interests. • Have a sound general knowledge. • Have a responsible attitude. • Be of good character. • Have the ability to mix well. • Have a willingness to enter fully into the Exchange.

Note: Sons and daughters of Rotarians are eligible to apply. The exchange provides an opportunity to be away from home and be “independent” in a supervised environment and the experience of being part of another family and attending another school in another country. It fosters personal development and growth and

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extends confidence and maturity. You will learn to budget and take responsibility. Your academic progress can be continued. An expression of interest must be submitted on or before 30th June 2013. You will then receive a full application form which must be returned by 30th July 2013. A non-refundable administration fee of A$200 must be returned with that form. For more information, Email: Phone: 8572 3984 or Mobile: 0407 239 845 For full details, further information and an on-line expression of interest form visit www.ranzse.orq. Sufficient funds (up to $4500) are required to cover airfares, compulsory insurance, 2 weekend camps and a safari tour; pocket money may be extra. The Rotary District Youth Exchange Committee will arrange the compulsory insurance cover, return air travel uniforms and a week-long safari. Each student will have a mentor/counsellor appointed from the Host Rotary Club to assist with issues that may arise while the student is away from home. The hosting of the student is supervised by the Host Rotary Club.

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Journey to The Cross nce again this Easter the Mannum I n t e r chur ch Council presented the Easter message in the form of a journey constructed in a local hall. The Journey was a demonstration of the path Jesus Christ took for us when he walked to his death. Many volunteers gathered at the Uniting Church to construct the walk for several days prior to the opening. Again many volunteers gave their time to sit quietly and answer the questions of those who followed the journey of Christ on his last day. It was a rewarding time for those who sat there quietly or shared with the many visitors who came to experience this demonstration of Christ’s love for us. Both young and old took time to pause at each scene to reflect on the pain, suffering and brutality that Jesus Christ accepted on their behalf. Some returned to walk the journey again and take the time to reflect in the solitude the work that was done for them. The Mannum Interchurch Council would like to thank the many volunteers and in particular the Uniting Church congregation for the donation of their Hall for a week and a half.


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Walk for Depression Awareness he Murraylands Apex Club h o sted a Walk f o r Depression Awareness from Palmer to Mannum on Sunday the 14th April 2013. Sixty One people registered for the event and most completed the whole journey. There were many local entrants but also walkers from Mt Gambier, the Adelaide Hills and even three from Penang (Malaysia)! Drinks and refreshments were provided


along the Palmer-Mannum road, with thanks to the Murray Bridge City Lions Club who manned the stations. Murraylands OPAL kindly donated the fruit. St John volunteers stayed on route to provide assistance to anyone in need and we thank them for that. The finish of the walk was at Mary Ann Reserve in Mannum, where entrants enjoyed a beautiful healthy

lunch. Thanks to the Mannum Lions Club for cooking and serving on the day. There was a closing ceremony where Murraylands Apex club donated $500 to the Mannum MHAL and $500 to Murray Bridge Headspace. It was a beautiful day and hopefully awareness to depression was raised during this event. Thanks to Reece Plumbing in Murray Bridge for providing t-shirts for the Murraylands Apex club to wear on the day and also the land owners in Palmer for allowing entrants to walk along the pipeline in their properties to ensure there was a safe path throughout the day. Murraylands Apex is planning on making this an annual event. If you are interested in being involved next year, please “like” the Facebook page “Murraylands APEX Walk for depression awareness” or email to find out more about being involved in the Apex Service Club. Simone Bailey

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South Australia’s History Festival

A land of mateship tried and true with heroes of a name like “Blue” – Are we aware of the sacrifice of times ago and now, that those of brave and noble bent have given all and felt spent? In a trench in far-off lands and foreign fields, where wars have raged and put to rest so very many of the best.

bout Time the History Festival, will be held through May with events in 162 locations in South Australia. The Festival has been an annual history celebration since 2004. This year is the biggest festival yet with 522 events, all of which explore various aspects of our history. In addition, on the weekend 4th5th May, 55 buildings in Adelaide City are included in the Open House program, in which the public are invited to explore the architecture,


heritage and built environments. In Mannum, members of the history group have organised two events on Sunday 12th May. Heritage Walk in Randell Street 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm This walk will also include inspection of some heritage buildings. Bookings 8569 8161. Explore the Mannum Cemetery Guided tours between 11:00am and 3:00pm

These tours will include the use of new cemetery maps and explanation of the computer system which is being developed in association with the Mid Murray Council. Enquiries 8569 2590. A comprehensive program of events for the State are available from the Information Centre and history group members. Graham Hill

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Community Centre Update Keeping you informed about the Mannum community centre progress he Community Centre Management Committee and, I’m sure, community members keen to be involved with and use the future Community Centre are pleased to see work recommencing at the Old School on Walker Avenue. Work throughout the Mid Murray Council (MMC) area recently required urgent attention from the workforce involved with the Old School work. This has been completed.


• Work is well under way to build the new toilet block and upgrade the old school for the new community centre. • The size and design for the Mannum Community Men’s Shed has been finalised, a contract has been let and building should commence in a few weeks. Exciting! • A grant to provide metal and timber benches for the Men’s Shed has been sought. An application for a grant to provide an “industrial” first aid kit and a defibrillator to be shared between the men’s shed and the community centre has been submitted. • At a recent garage sale an almost new wood lathe and good secondhand compressor were purchased for Men’s Shed use. • A grant application to provide tools, equipment and a storage shed for the Mannum Community Garden has been submitted. Interest in the garden is expanding with a number of people adding their names to the “please keep me informed” list.

It’s very pleasing that the MMC has agreed to provide the funding to enable a handover

of the Community Centre on or near the end of July 2013. Name Your Community Centre! The Community Centre Management Committee invites the community to take part in a competition to name the Community Centre; the name will be determined by a majority vote. The first 5 (five) nominations opened that correctly nominate the majority voted name, will receive a voucher entitling the holder to attend a Mid Murray Support Services Computer course of their choice, valid for 12 months. To make it easy, we have 3 choices and also an option to nominate your preferred name. 1. Old Mannum Primary School Community Centre 2. Mannum Community Centre 3. Old School Community Centre 4. ... or your suggestion for a name Entry forms are available from Scrooges Op Shop or Mid Murray Support Services (MMSS) office at 71 Randell Street Mannum. Thank you to neighbours of the old school and other members of the community who reported a recent vandalism event. It’s so disappointing to have vandalism when this centre will, in the near future, have the potential to help all ages and all interest

groups. Joy Marks, from the Mannum Community College and a member of the committee, have been busy surveying the Mannum Community College Year 6 to Year 12 students to identify Community Centre interest. The results indicate a list of preferences and requests. It’s great to see a large number of students wanting to be involved in planning the Centre’s future. Well done Joy and all the Students for their input. We will be in touch soon. To all the Community groups that may be in need of a space or location to use in the future, touch base with Angie Roesler at MMSS to provide info and contact details to possibly use this Centre. Watch this Space because when this building has been renovated and handed over to the community there will be an appeal to all for volunteer help and donations to get it ready for everyone to use. If you have any ideas for the community centre or would like to be involved in this exciting community project, please drop us a line at: Mid Murray Support Services, 71 Randell Street, Mannum. Phone 8569 2129 or email Angie Roesler at Mike McDowell, Chairperson Mannum Community Centre Management Committee

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From the Lions Den ince March, Mannum Lions Club members have been involved with several activities. On March 2nd members supported the Mannum Show Committee by manning the entrance gates and BBQ catering was provided for the show-goers. Children with cancer and their families who receive support from the Camp Quality organization enjoyed a fun day at Mary Ann Reserve on March 17th. This annual free event has been held by the Club for many years and is organized by Lion Fred Lowe. Children enjoyed a river cruise, being up close to a police car and CFS truck, a limo ride and BBQ lunch. The Club sincerely thanks Proud Mary Cruises, Cool Car hire and the local CFS and police officers for their generous support and time. Elections for the Lions Club board for 2013/14 have been held. Incoming office bearers are President: Brenton Forrest Secretary: Trevor Twigden Treasurer: Barry Ramm


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On April 10 Tailem Bend Lions Club hosted Lions from around the district at their annual Night Owl bowls event. Four Mannum Lions enjoyed the fun night. Members assisted th e Murraylands Apex Club by cooking a BBQ lunch for participants who entered the Palmer/Mannum Walk on April 14th and assisted the RSL Club by cooking breakfast after the ANZAC dawn service. Coming Events: The Lions Club auction, a major fund raiser, will be held at the Mannum Show Ground on Saturday May 25th with selling commencing at 10am. Only good, clean goods will be accepted for sale on consignment, and no TV’s, computers or mattresses will be accepted. The Club appreciates donations of items to sell and will collect these. For further information please contact: P. Roennfeldt 8569 1493 B. Ramm 8569 1423 B. Forrest 8569 1726 Wally Hammond, Publicity Officer

Telephone 1300 130 551 he telephone service Access2HomeCare is provided for people aged 65 years and older, or 50 years and older if they are from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. It has recently been extended to cover the Murray Mallee and provides information and referral to local home and community care services. Before Access2HomeCare existed, people had to enquire with various sources, including GPs, local health services, hospitals and community organisations. Now one ‘phone call to 1300 130 551 will make it easier to link with a wide range of services. When you call the Access2HomeCare number, an experienced assessment officer will discuss what help you need in order to stay in your own home, or whether you need to be referred to an Aged Care Assessment Team for a more comprehensive assessment to move into residential care. The assessment officer can also check your eligibility for subsidised services and refer you to the local service provider who can best meet your needs.


Mannum Red Cross annum Red Cross Branch held their April meeting at the home of Rae Bottroff with seven members attending. Donations to Red Cross Calling raised $1832.76. We wish to thank the five collectors who were not Red Cross members but willingly helped us out, as well as members who collected at the shopping centres. We also thank the members of the Mannum community for their generous support. It was decided that a wreath will be placed at the Monument Corner on Anzac Day. Even though our membership is decreasing and after much thought we decided to hold another Card Luncheon on Thursday 30th May at the Uniting Church Hall. All were in favour of collecting for Badge Day on the 17th May. The meeting closed at 11:15 am, finishing with scones and a cuppa.


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Mid Murray Lutheran Parish he affirmation of the amalgamation of the Mid Murray Lutheran Parish was held at St Martin’s Lutheran church, Mannum on the 17th March 2013.



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Diary of A Young Man Adelaide 1890 – July 30th - August 10th

Every day is bath day! JULY 30TH WEDNESDAY 7.10. Bath,. Rainy, cut firewood. Office 9.25am to 9.40pm. Rainy. Home 10pm. Bright and clear. Received letter from Rev. W.E. Rice asking for a “chat” on subject of my letter to him - see 15th inst. Supper. Bed 11. AUGUST 5TH TUESDAY 7.15. Bath. Rain. Cut firewood. Busy, health good. Cold weather, very wintry. Left office 5.15. Bought bath sponge and walked homewards with Davis. Dined. Sundries, cash a/cs, diary. Walk for exercise. Piano practice. Bed soon after 10 - no supper. AUGUST 6TH WEDNESDAY 7.5. Bath (New sponge a treasure). Rainy. Delayed by rain - most unusual circumstance - office 9.55. Busy, Very wet. Busy till 5.15. Dined in City. Office till 8. Hindmarsh per train. Met Taylor from Mannum. Walked home thru mud. Supper. Bed 11. AUGUST 7TH THURSDAY 7.15. Bath, walk. Office 9.30 to

5.10. Attended at Joyners’ office with Sterne to witness proceedings connected with land transaction of Sterne’s. Walk 5.10 to 6pm. Dined. Gymnasium. Head a little bad. To bed without supper about 11. AUGUST 9TH SATURDAY 7.5. Bath, walk. Busy till 12. Dined at Woodville. Walked to Hindmarsh - very muddy. Walked home. Read. Took Polly and Gracie to City baths and inspected the “Storm King”, a lifeboat in whichCapt. Jorgenson and one man have sailed from England - a marvellous achievement. A walk for exercise. Home to tea. Read, cash a/cs, diary. AUGUST 10TH SUNDAY 7.30. Bath, walk. Hendry’s about 10. Home 10.40. Gilmore’s service at 11. Peeks’ baby boy (named Alfred John after Alf and me) was christened. Mr Peek and family spent the day with us. Long walk with Mr Peek 2.45 to 4.30. Lovely day. Rested. Tea. Feeling slightly “heady” did not go out to service. Peeks away about 9. Bed soon after. Jo Kader


t was an overcast autumn day, and in the cloud cover it seemed that ghosts of all the ANZACS were witching, when Wayne Champion, Regional Director of Country Health, welcomed His Excellency, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CSC RANR, accompanied by his wife Liz, on their arrival at the Mannum Hospital for a Vigil Luncheon to honour ANZAC Day. Joan Kreiser OAM officially welcomed His Excellency and his wife Liz, on behalf of everyone present, together with students from Mannum Community College, Narelle Symons and Shadae Allen. Joan then paid homage to those who died as a result of all wars, those injured physically and mentally, and who still suffer. We remember all their families who silently suffer. Joan then quoted the epitaph from the cairn at the Kohima War Graves Cemetery, When you go home, Tell them of us and say, For their tomorrow, We gave our today. Then followed The Last Post, One Minute’s Silence, Reveille, and the National Anthem. Everyone was then seated and a

gourmet luncheon of chicken breast fillet with rocket on roast vegetables, semi-dried tomatoes and basil salsa, followed by fruit roll, with caramel and lime glaze and cinnamon cream, was served by the Catering Officer Carol Horstmann, Chef, Kym Gertig and Catering Staff. Joan handed $2020 monies raised, to Edmondo Palombo, EO/DON Mannum Hospital. Joan thanked her sponsors, Mid Murray Council, Mannum Lions Inc. and Margaret Haythorpe for their support over so many years. Introduced by John Doughty, President, RSL Mannum, Joan presented “New Guinea Campaign” by Ian Mudie, and continued with a letter by a local man, the late Aaron Underwood, a fighter pilot, stationed in Burnham, LA. Theletter was to his family in Mannum. This was followed by a Requiem to Aaron. This concluded the Vigil Luncheon. Joan said how honoured we were to have His Excellency and his wife Liz with us for this auspicious occasion. Joan then thanked everyone who had helped to make this such an outstanding occasion. Joan Kreiser

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Mental Musings using can be a good thing! If we don’t take the time, or make it; we could miss out on ideas or thoughts that don’t get the chance to come to our conscious attention. It’s also good for our community when we feel good about ourselves and then wish to pass something positive on to others. Even our garden could be a point of interest to those we don’t know as they walk, ride or drive by, so let’s muse about what we can do; not to impress others, but just to add to someone’s day or all week. It doesn’t have to cost money, necessarily, just effort. We can smile for a passerby, make a phone call, send a card or e-mail to someone not recently contacted. This magazine is a great forum for ideas and also information about our community. There are certainly plenty of things happening and opportunity to become involved, whether in


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something we already know about or maybe something of which we know nothing, or very little. Muse on and then act, realising that thinking, feeling and behaviour are closely linked. We’ve probably noticed this in others and maybe ourselves. Sometimes we have to change our thinking about ourselves and that then can have an impact on our feelings which are harder to change. Let’s make the time to muse on our beliefs about ourselves and check if we have positive or negative self talk. If necessary we can change it even if we don’t really believe it yet. We are all individuals with potential; let’s try telling ourselves so (even while looking in the mirror). This may take considerable time and practice, but let’s have a go, there’s nothing to lose and our community will be enhanced. A Community Correspondent



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ver 200 Mid Murray youth celebrated Youth Week 2013 in style, with African Drumming workshops and Aerosol Art adding an abundance of noise and colour to the community. The Mid Murray Council’s Fun 4 YOUth, OPAL and Arts and Cultural Development teams partnered with the Office for Youth to attract more than $7000 in grant funding to deliver these activities to local youth from April 5th - 14th. Local Mid Murray youth joined renowned artist KAB101 (Scott Coleman) in Morgan on April 5 to design and develop a large mural to be erected at the recently completed Morgan BMX track as part of the ‘Making Your Mark’ aerosol art workshop. I was excited to be able to provide unique opportunities to local youth, in line with this year’s National Youth Week Theme ‘Be Active. Be Happy. Be You’. Professional Artist KAB 101 shared a wealth of skills and techniques with participants involved in the aerosol art workshop, engaging positively with young people to create an amazing art feature for Morgan, something the community can feel proud of for years to come. It was great to see local youth grow in confidence with their skills, methods and understanding of aerosol art. It was remarkable and rewarding to see the progression of the mural from start to finish. So much so, that we have been able to release a time lapse video of the workshop from start to finish on our Mid Murray Health, Fitness and Youth


Facebook page. This has been thanks to the support from Mark Moxham from Morgan Hardware who kindly took photos and video throughout the day. For those interested in art, it’s definitely worth jumping online and taking a look. Four African Drumming Workshops were also held in Mannum, Cambrai, Swan Reach and Truro with Master drummer and dancer Bortier Okoe, from Ghana, West Africa. Participants had an opportunity to learn about African culture, try their skills on the Djembe and Kpalogo drum, the Ashakai shaker, Gnofno bell and more. The Drumming workshops allowed Mid Murray Youth to express themselves through music and dance, in-turn creating self confidence and self awareness. Being exposed to African culture and a broad range of unique instruments was and enlightening experience for all. In addition to these activities, I held Sumo suit wrestling sessions as part of our April Fun 4 YOUth program in Cambrai, Cadell, Bowhill, Swan Reach and Truro. I was pleased that the essence was captured for Youth Week 2013 by creating opportunities for young people to be active through African drumming and sumo suit wrestling, to be happy by taking part in a broad range of unique activities they enjoy, and being themselves, by offering artistic and cultural opportunities to express themselves. Amy Loechel Youth, Recreation and Sport Officer

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Daydreaming have arrived at that stage of life where I can relax in the middle of the day and watch whatever old movie or sitcom takes my fancy. There’s no timetable, no boss waiting for me to put in my hours, no children clamouring to be fed. Recliner back, coffee beside me. Time to daydream. Lovely. At least it was until some advertising boffin caught on. They know about people my age, they’ve targeted my afternoons. I understand TV ads are part of the package. Sometimes they are quite amusing. Other times the mute b u t t o n wo r ks wo n d e r s . However, even with the sound off it’s hard to ignore the “funeral plans”. Actually they’re not plans, they’re guilt trips. Worse than that, when you have already spent your three score and ten, they are unwelcome reminders that you are on a slippery slope that, one day in the not far distant future, you will slide down. Hopefully very quickly when the time comes. One thing about my funeral these marketing wizards don’t


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seem to understand. I am not planning on being there. If I have some extra cash, I still have enough energy to want to do a few things beside make payments on a party I am never going to attend. The kids are fine, making more money that I ever looked at. If I’ve spent it all they can go for the cheapest option. And if between now and then the economy falls in a heap I have told them, don’t worry about me. You are not responsible for my debts – let them sue me. If it’s that bad, you will have bigger problems to worry about. You can hand each other a red rose if it makes you feel better. I’ve paid my dues to the system all my life – let it worry. I assure you, I won’t mind, whatever. I know there are responsible folks who want to know that they have provided for everything, even that last expense. But do they really need constant reminding if they are that responsible? Please! Let me relax in my recliner and daydream a bit. Vivian Garner


t’s over forty years since poet Michael McClure penned that phrase in Poisoned Wheat but, in spite of much cautionary writing from the counterculture, dire predictions of the Limits to Growth report (’72), and the ’73 Oil Crisis, reason failed to penetrate; from that point the West’s “Petroleum Civilisation” clung to the same free market fantasies in full knowledge of the Nemesis we tempt. McClure: “These are not problems of the market, as we’re obsessed with, but of natural resources. The rhetoric which the U.S. lives by is a foolish joke and way of duping the consumerist propagandised public into further one-dimensionality while the ecosystem is destroyed. I don’t know what these people think’s going to happen to their grandchildren.” In “Hinchinbrook Aborigines” Mark O’Connor reminds us of a balanced, natural order. …held its rules; were full when it would feed you, lost your children when it pruned you back/ Its hardness never staled until the ghost-men brought an easier way.

Central, is the crisis whereby a population – growing; increasing per capita consumption – pursues this “easier way” but cannot live off

environmental interest without eroding into capital. It’s child’s play to defeat the argument for an economic system based on perpetual growth but that’s the dogma we adhere to: capitalist deceit that presumes on unlimited resources, ensures poverty and shirks responsibility for environmental and cultural destruction; serving Mammon for short-term gratification. Given the dog eat dog attitude, there’s no surprise at the apparent economic endgame playing out in Europe and the US; nor the justified disaffection of those adrift in a society for which they lack aptitude or will. Too many people. Medical and agricultural industries launched humanity into a raging oil dependence with growing payload and no landing gear. Motivated Reasoning and blind optimism curse our psyche, prompting a vain (in both senses) clutching at science’s promise of salvation, despite an abysmal track record (Pandora’s Box). Plastics – equally the internal combustion engine, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals – essentially support the house of cards. Continued page 18

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One cost of this convenience is the legacy of trash permeating the furthest reaches of the biosphere – from average levels in the Antarctic, through to the unfathomable concentration of the pacific garbage patch – releasing its burden of carcinogens, neurotoxins and hormone-disruptors for centuries to come. More fossil fuels hasten our passage to a certain future; one observes with trepidation, the US particularly, as fracking ignites a bonanza which proceeds with the self-control one would expect from a strung-out, drug-addled, debt burdened addict. Disregarding uncertainty regards local impacts, emissions to emphatically worsen climate change and swamp conservation efforts are assured. Backup plan? Scientists’ hubristic and fanciful ideas for cooling the planet simply advantage pro-development buccaneers with a bluff card whereas birth control – conclude those at the London School of Economics – is five times more cost-effective than green technology even, in reducing emissions. For those struck by how population is near absent from the debate; wondering at the motives for,

and validity of the argument of those promoting increase, O’Connor and Lines’ book “Overloading Australia” (invaluable source along with counters spin with substance. “Modern companies operate for purposes of exploiting resources, expansion, and growth without end. True, they sell us things we want; but they exist to make money, not make the world better. Markets need and propel growth. They usually do not and cannot provide for preservation, protection and conservation; indeed these goals are broadly antithetical to theirs.” Money talks. Housing is a massive economic driver and Australia’s shameless theft of skilled, cashed up migr ants- especially health professionals- boosts the demand desired by realtors, developers, builders and bankers (particularly impacting women suffering constant childbirth in poorer countries; a situation exacerbated by sanctimonious Vatican and US conservative attitudes on contraception). Meanwhile we contend with inflated house prices and endure the pro-development lobby’s disingenuous lamenting of falling birth rates, aging population

and too few workers, which most politicians– dependent on campaign funding – pander to. As institutions grow and coalesce into a corrupt, all-too-cosy, self-serving Establishment and the dead horse of democracy is flogged by ambition crazed scoundrels, the individual voice is drowned out by “forms of evangelism that are hysterical reaction to population density.” e.g. Media, Commerce, Sport, Politics, Religion. The Juggernaut gathers pace. Evolution hard-wired the imperative to breed. Technology enabled a disastrous proliferation as instinct overrode reason. Likewise, the moderate self-interest that once was balanced we now indulge, as a herd, on an industrial scale. Einstein: “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their socialenvironment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” Compliant, domesticated, lulled by a culture of distraction; our response toMcClure’s pondering over grandchildren? We offer them up as a fresh market to exploit. Graham Boothby

n Sunday 19 t h May (Pentecost Sunday), everyone is invited to come to the Mannum Uniting Church hall for a hearty sing-a-long of the favourite hymns of the Church, with organ accompaniment. If you have some special favourites, let your Pastor know, so that we can incorporate your favourites into the program. And if you’d like to share why any particular hymn is a favourite, include that information too. The singing will start at 2 o’clock and continue till we are out of breath, but if anyone needs to leave early to catch the opening bounce of the Crows football match, that’s OK. In any case, we’ll aim to finish by about 4 pm, and those who wish to share afternoon tea are invited to bring a plate. The sing-a-long is an initiative of the Mannum Interchurch Council. For more information call Carl or Lyn on 8569 7392.


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Bureaucracy and the Bicycle y friend Barrie is a fitness fanatic. He rides everywhere on his bicycle. Oh, he isn’t into lycra suits and mountain bikes. No, his bike is more of the work-horse variety. Rear vision mirrors are mounted on both sides of the handlebar. He has a white flashing light mounted forward and a red flashing light mounted behind the seat. Two pannier bags are also fixed behind the seat and hang down over the rear forks. For safety, instead of a bell, a small, rubber-bulbed air-horn is mounted on the handlebars. Front and rear centre pull handbrakes complete the equipment list. As most of us are aware the government is very determined to increase road safety and reduce road accidents. In pursuit of this admirable goal they recently commissioned an investigation by a group of consultants to determine ways of improving pedal cycling conveyances. A group of academics were sub-contracted by the consultants. These people were all suitably qualified with double degrees in High Visibility Safety wear Design and Cycling Science. When the subsequent report was given to the parliament, it was adopted by the government and roundly condemned by the opposition who vowed to revoke it the minute they came to government.


What all this meant for Barrie was that a letter arrived advising him that he had to present himself and his bicycle at the local Bicycle Licensing Venue or BLV at a particular time and day. Failure to do so would see his bicycle wheel clamped and a significant fine applied. The letter also informed Barrie that the entire inspection process was cost free to the vehicle owner. However a fee would apply for the time spent by the inspector and charges made for any adjustments required or if the machine needed to be re-presented after the rectification of defects. All charges attracted GST, the river water levee, the essential services levee and the MP’s superannuation fund levee. With the waiving of the government charge the minimum cost would be a modest $150. Barrie gritted his teeth and duly presented himself and his machine for inspection. He was advised that the inspection would be delayed and the fees would be higher because the inspectors would have to work overtime to complete the day’s quota. When his turn arrived Barrie was made aware that his brake blocks were more than half worn and so they would be replaced at his cost; replacement would necessitate

adjustment and further charges. Finally the inspection was finished. A plate then had to be made which was to contain the date of inspection and a license number in a size large enough to be read by an inspector from an adjacent footpath. The plate was to be fixed to the front stem of the bicycle. The required size was too large for the designated part of Barrie’s bike however the legislation did not allow any alternative site so the plate was fixed in the designated spot in such a fashion as to drag on the front tyre even after the mudguard had been removed. As a mudguard was a required attachment, Barrie’s machine immediately became unlicensed. Disconsolately Barrie wheeled his unlicensed bike home. Before seeking the license he had been considering a new machine. Yet, with the cost of the failed inspection still reverberating in his wallet there was little chance of that happening in the near future. He would just have to walk more. Moreover depression set in as he watched the evening news. It was announced that the government was employing consultants to advise on safer ways of walking. The Diarist

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Works, Services and Projects Update from Mid Murray Council selection of items discussed or determined at the Monday 8th April 2013 meeting. • Works on constructing a new Cascade Road from State Disaster Funds received will commence shortly. • A report on riverbank slumping (Coffey Geotechnics for the State Government) along East Front Road and at the Caloote Landing has been received. The report provides 3 options for East Front Road; lowering the level of the road, permanently closing the road to the public (but allowing existing residents access) or setting up an early warning system. It also recommends further geotechnical investigation at a cost between $60,000 to $80,000. The first option is estimated to cost between $800,000 to $2.2 million. Similarly, for the Caloote Landing further geotechnical investigation is recommended (cost between $50,000 to $70,000) with a possible retaining structure estimated to cost between $1.5 to $2.5 million. Council is considering remedial works at a total cost of between $120,000 to $150,000 to facilitate the possible opening of East Front Road subject to risk assessment advice. • Special Local Roads funding will be applied for to construct sections of Murraylands Road, Dutton Road (Truro to Eudunda) and Purnong Road. • The annual reseal schedule of roads will begin shortly. • State Government support will be sought for control practices for the Little Corella which has caused damage to trees, ovals and other facilities. • Council will work with the Murray and Mallee Local Government Association, with all Councils financially contributing towards the production of the


Regional Health Fund to minimise costs. • The Environment Protection Authority released a Local Environment Nuisance Bill for Councils to be responsible for a range of different areas including noise, water pollution, litter, dust and others. Council has highlighted that it does not have the resources or funding to deal with such matters. • The State Government recently required Councils to inspect roof trusses. This may require the employment of additional staff. Council is considering how best to meet the requirements for such inspections. • Only one submission on the Options Report to Review the Elector Representation of Council was received. Council is considering the submission and a proposal will be submitted to the public shortly. • A request for the installation of speed humps in Schuetze Street in Mannum has been received. No further action will be taken at this stage. • Council will support the Morgan East Wetlands Project through waiving all Council and State Government referral fees applicable to the development. • Council’s Outdoor Dining Policy will be amended to enable outdoor dining on a State road (where approved by the State) with the State fee payable by Council and repaid to Council by the owner/applicant over a 5 year period. • Old Mannum Primary School renovations for a Community Centre are estimated to be completed by the 31st July at an additional cost of $75,300.00. • The Local Government Association of SA is continuing to lobby the State Government regarding the increase in street lighting costs to Councils. • Following discussions with the Blanchetown Shackowners Association all approvals have been issued for the installation of a security camera to

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Knitting Group. Bring your craft along and join in! Tea/coffee provided. For $7, stay for a cooked lunch. Tuesday 9am-10:30am Mannum Weight Watchers. (Old Domiciliary Care Unit)  Jane 8569 1799. Tuesday 10am-2:30pm Social Day. Bingo in morning and games in afternoon. Cost $7 for the day which includes cooked lunch. Thurs/Friday * 10:00am Scrabble Day. (*Alternating Thursday/Friday. Dates change so please ring to confirm times.) Come and enjoy a relaxed game of Scrabble. Cost $2 for the morning or $7 with a cooked lunch MONTHLY 2nd Monday 1:30pm Mannum Red Cross 1st Wednesday 7:00pm Wellbeing Nucleus Discussion Group. Evolved from Meditation, Pastoral Care, Enneagram, Art & Soul Groups. 2nd & 4th Wed 11am-2pm Men’s Group. Socialisation and companionship. $7 for centre based activities including a cooked lunch. Outings are held on a regular basis. Costs may vary on these days. 1st and 3rd Wednesday Card Afternoon. Bring your cards and participate in a 1:30-3pm friendly relaxed game of 500, Canasta, Bridge, Whist (the choice is yours!). Cost $2 (includes afternoon tea.) 4th Wed 6:30-9:30pm Men’s Discussion Group.  Mike McDowell 8569 2818.

help prevent vandalism and theft. • A funding agreement between Council and Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland has been agreed to with relevant Key Performance Indicators. • Council has noted the Final Report of the Joint Federal Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition recommends that a referendum on the financial recognition of Local Government be put to voters at the 2013 Federal Election. • New Tree Management Guidelines have been received from Local Government’s Risk Advisors and Council’s Policy will be reviewed to take this into account. • Council has agreed to take over the responsibility of Murraylands Road (from Blanchetown to Morgan) subject to the State Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure accepting responsibility for Halfway House Road and making a contribution of $1.4 million to Council over a four year period. • Council will meet 50% of the cost of the hire of the stage from the Victor Harbor Council for the Swan Reach Country Music Festival. • Consideration will be given to a financial contribution to Destination Riverland for the next 2 years following a presentation to Council. • Council will meet the cost of portable toilets and crowd control barriers ($8,000), provision of rubbish bins and removal for the True Grit Challenge Event being held near Cadell. The event may attract 5,000 competitors and spectators. • The River Murray Eco Action Campaign Working Group has advised that they will no longer pursue the proposed introduction of 28 no wash zones along sensitive sites on the River Murray. Russell Peate, CEO Mid Murray Council

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Healthy Living Community Grants ot-for-profit groups and organisations looking to create healthy changes in their community can now apply for up to $500 one-off funding, following in Round 1 of the 2013 Mid Murray OPAL Healthy Living Community Grants. Applications close at 5pm Friday 24th May 2013. Late applications may not be eligible for funding. In 2012, eleven community groups across Mid Murray shared in $5000 worth of funding to support initiatives which created more opportunities for local families to Eat Well or Be Active. Mid Murray OPAL Manager Courtney

Blacker said that in 2013 OPAL will be awarding even more community groups and organisations with start-up funding to help new and innovative family health initiatives get off the ground. “This scheme supports and promotes not-for-profit organisations within the Mid Murray Council district by offering up to $500 grants for initiatives, programs, activities or events which demonstrate healthy outcomes primarily for children from 0-18 years of age. “In 2012, the grants supported schools and kindergartens to run nutrition and cooking programs, helped organisations to install physical activity equipment in public spaces, assisted sports clubs to develop and recruit junior players, funded community groups to build their fruit preservation skills, and much more,” Ms Blacker said. In planning projects and writing applications, eligible 2012 grant recipient Mannum Community College Canteen’s for dedication to organisations should


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demonstrate an emphasis around one or more of OPAL’s 6 Healthy Eating and Physical Activity goals. Healthy Eating • Healthy food available at events and outlets • Home meals produced in and from homes • Local food production and distribution Physical Activity • Active travel (such as walking, cycling or scooting) • Active leisure time • Use of parks, open space and recreation areas

Examples of initiatives for the grants include healthier food choices, volunteer training, promotion of drinking water, creation of new physical activity opportunities, healthy events, bike workshops, community gardens, youth projects, food-handling equipment and growing existing programs. Grants can be based on a range of ideas. These may include targeted programs and services, research and evaluation, coordination, policy and planning, supportive environments, raising awareness and promotion, or education and training. OPAL Healthy Living Community Grants application packs with full terms and conditions on the scheme are available on the Mid Murray Council website (see ). For further information, contact Ms Blacker on 8569 0179 or email

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Musical Miscellany Music and Humour eing able to laugh is a very necessary human condition. Although music is a serious business there are fortunately some musicians who do have the necessary funny bone. Of course from what I have heard and read I doubt that either Miles Davis or Beethoven ever found much to laugh about, still there have been others who could laugh at themselves and others. Among my books on music is a copy of “No Minor Chords” by Andre Previn. Andre worked for sixteen years for MGM. He signed his first contract at the tender age of eighteen. His Hollywood career earned him eleven Oscar nominations and four Oscars. The title of the book refers to a pronouncement made by producer Irving Thalberg. It arose from hearing some music being played in an MGM studio. He said he hated the sound and was told it was a minor chord. The next day an edict was issued “From the above date onward, no music for an MGM film is to contain a ‘Minor Chord’, signed Irving Thalberg.” The book is filled with amusing tales of people who have become household names in the popular musical world. Artists such as David Raksin of “Laura” fame, Mel Powell who played piano for Benny Goodman, wordsmith Johnny Mercer and so many others. Like many of the musicians mentioned in the


book, Andre expanded his horizons famously becoming the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. Another with a musical funny bone was Dudley Moore. His book “Musical Bumps” contains many funny musical incidents from the concert hall to the opera house, from the Edinburgh Tattoo to the television studio. At the same time the tales and comments are often informative. For example Dudley points out that the rock band Steppenwolf took their name from the novel by Herman Hesse while Duran Duran was named after the baddie in Jane Fonda’s “Barbarella”. Kid Creole came from The King’s film “King Creole” and “Frankie Goes to Hollywood” from a paper report of an early change in career direction for Frank Sinatra. Another musician to see the funny side of musical life is jazz bassist Bill Crowe. I have two delightful books written by Bill titled “Jazz Anecdotes” and “Birdland to Broadway”. Bill played bass with the Gerry Mulligan’s big band. He also played with others such as Stan Getz and Zoot Sims. Like others, economic necessity drove him from the music he loved to the more certain income from playing in a pit orchestra along Broadway. There is a wealth of humour in his anecdotes about stars such as Benny

Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie and about pranks, goofs, prejudice and much more. Of course there are many artists who have recorded humour. In 1963 Allan Sherman released “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” set to the music of Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours”. Stan Freeberg parodied many of the popular songs of the fifties as well as writing some humorous tunes himself. Spike Jones with his squeaking horns and whistles together with his dying swan like vocals brought laughter to the popular music scene. And the classics did not escape. Victor Borge, who never seemed to complete what he started, became famed for his “Phonetic Punctuation” among other classical irreverences. Then there was Anna Russell who recorded an amusing analysis of the “Ring” and on the same recording “How to Write Your Own Gilbert and Sullivan”. Lets us hope that in the future there will be others to regale us by recording or writing to allow most of us to keep our feet firmly upon the ground and not be overwhelmed by the excessive use of superlatives which seem to disguise what is all too often less than good music or good taste being provided by sub-talented artists. To laugh at ourselves and others is valuable medicine. Peter Weir

Two violinists make a pact; whoever dies first will contact the other and tell him what life in Heaven is like. Poor Max has a heart attack and dies. He manages to make contact with Abe the next day. Abe: I can’t believe this worked! So what is it like in Heaven? Max: It’s great. I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is there’s a fantastic orchestra here. We’re playing “Sheherezade,” your favourite piece, tomorrow night! Abe: So what’s the bad news? Max: Well, you’re booked to play the solo!

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PS Marion Celebrates 50 Years in Mannum


ifty years ago, the PS Marion made the five-day trip from Berri to its new home in Mannum where it sat in the Mannum Dry Dock for over 30 years until its dedicated restoration by over one hundred volunteers and its recommissioning in 1994, some 20 years ago. Crowds lined the banks of the Murray River in Berri, Loxton, Cobdogla, Kingston, Waikerie, Morgan, Blanchetown, Swan Reach, Purnong and Bowhill as the unloved heritage vessel built in 1900 meandered down river towards Mannum. This epic voyage created public interest from afar ending in a spectacular festival day in Mannum with the South Australian Police Band. Many dignitaries including Hon Sir Thomas Playford MP, Premier of South Australia and Lady Playford, Mr and Mrs Hurtle C Morphett, Chairman National Trust of SA, the Hon Sir Edward Morgan and Lady Morgan, Mr and Mrs GA Bywaters MP and Chairman of the Renmark Branch of the National Trust, Mr and Mrs Humphrey G C Kempe travelled from Bowhill for the last leg of the journey. The Mannum Dock Museum is conducting a ‘re-enactment cruise’ from Berri to Mannum. The cruise departs on the 6th June, the actual day 50 years ago, with dignitaries invited on board for the Bowhill to Mannum sector, and ends in a grand celebration on Saturday 15th June. This family fun river festival day will re-enact the unloading of the original cargo followed by festivities and live entertainment at Mary Ann Reserve. Many of the original crew of 38 have left us, including the famous Captain Bill Drage, his wife Mrs Myrtle Drage (cook) from Renmark, first mate Ron Pickering from Berri and his wife Elsie, who was also a cook. Remarkably there are 12 known survivors: John

Norris (Engineer and still a PS Marion Volunteer), Chris Snow (Journalist), Jeff Clarke (Purser and National Trust Secretary), John Drage (Galley Hand), David Judell (Bosun), John Longmire (Galley Hand), John Morphett (Galley Hand), Don Price (Deck Hand), Frank Richards (Deck Hand), Ron Rosenberg (Deck Hand), Trevor Triplow (Recording Engineer) and Barry Saunders (Deck Hand). Most of these are expected to accept an invitation to be on board the Marion on the Bowhill to Mannum sector. Captain Drage’s log details the journey outlining the amazing crowds ready to greet the Marion on its journey. Although arriving in Waikerie in darkness, the town put on a magnificent welcome including a bonfire, public address system going full blast and the area floodlit. At least 1000 people attended and gathered on the bank. 800-900 schoolchildren from Cobdogla, Kingston and Barmera came on board at Cobdogla and the boat departed to great cheers from the children. The crew had special t-shirts produced for the trip which are being replicated for the re-enactment cruise, along with the original cargo being loaded on board. After an official send-off by the Mayor of Berri, PS

Marion will visit locations detailed in the log. The 50th Anniversary Committee, which includes original members John Norris and Chris Snow, is organizing a shipment of brandy to be sent to the Queen to re-enact the sending of the gift back in 1963. “The South Australian Police Band will join us again and the Marion Town Band will also provide entertainment on the banks of the Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum to celebrate this 50 year anniversary with wine and food stalls, wooden boats and a total re-enactment of unloading the original cargo,” said Chairman of the Mannum Dock Museum Rob Bowring. “The PS Marion is the jewel in our region’s crown and provides a connection to the river trade of yesteryear and the importance of retaining our heritage for future generations,” said Mayor Dave Burgess, Mid Murray Council. “50 years is a milestone and the Mid Murray Council commends the volunteers at the Mannum Dock Museum to recreate this journey according to the log. Some of the same meals will again be offered when chicken was a delicacy of the time.” The PS Marion will be travelling to Berri on the 28th May to 1st June in readiness for the 50 t h Anniver sary Re-enactment trip. If you would like to be part of history again on the Murray River with PS Marion and help celebrate her 50th Anniversary in Mannum, cruises are on offer to Berri and return which incl udes the re-enactment from Bowhill to Mannum, visiting locations in the log along the way. For further information contact Jenny Callander from the Mannum Dock Museum on 8569 2733 or email

Marion arrives at Mannum 15th June 1963


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Murray Bridge Matinee Series urray Bridge Town Hall’s morning Matinee Series, is presented by Out of the Square Inc and The Rural City of Murray Bridge. You are invited to come along to the Murray Bridge Town Hall for this wonderful event. Arrive early and enjoy a complimentary morning tea from 10am followed by the performance at 11am. This month, the morning tea will be in aid of the Cancer Council’s “Biggest Morning Tea”. We would be delighted if you were willing to give a donation while you enjoy your cuppa. Concert tickets are $15.00 each. “Meddling with the Medleys” Thursday 16th May 2013, at 11 am The month of May will indeed be merry in the Murray Bridge Town Hall. This performance by Kayleen Graham and Sass-e presents an eclectic mix of eras and themes which will delight their audience as they reminisce with an amazing list of popular songs through the ages. Kaylene Graham, Marie Robertson and Joyce Adolph bring their refreshing country charm and their easy listening style to this wonderful show. They are sure to bring a smile to your face as they meddle with the medleys.


Tickets are now available in person at the Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre, 3 South Terrace, Murray Bridge between 9:00am and 5:00pm every day, or by phoning 8539 1142. The Town Hall Box Office will be open one hour prior to each performance for the sale of any remaining tickets. After the show, you are invited to visit the beautiful Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. There you will see two wonderful exhibitions. “It’s all about the Journey” by Cheryl Bridgart is described as an innovative exhibition responding to a unique concept of comparing the visual dialogue between embroidery and painting. Cheryl has transformed blank paper with fine art embroidery of portraits and animals to become tactile visual stories and vibrant linen paintings. The twelve portraits in Richard Lyons’ photographic exhibition “Our Culture Burns Brightly Without Cigarettes” began as part of the Aboriginal quit smoking campaign. They tell a poignant story of individual and community pride, and send an empowering message that all Aboriginal people can play an important and valid role in improving the health of their community. This exhibition will continue until 2nd June.

Town Hall Troupers n exciting initiative in the Murray Bridge Town Hall is the formation of the Town Hall Troupers. This is a great opportunity for anyone aged 50 or over to become involved in their own production. We are looking for people who would like to try their hand at acting, singing, dancing, script-writing, set design and construction, costuming, etc. Workshops will be run under all of these themes over the next 18 months with the view of presenting a review style stage performance late in 2014. With assistance from Healthy Murraylands, the dance component will be starting on Saturday 4th May at 10am and will continue during


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Watching from the Club house we saw a foursome approaching. Having marked their balls, suddenly one of the guys fell down and the three others started a fist fight. The Golf Captain stormed out from the Club house to separate the fighting men. “Why are you fighting?” he asked. “My partner had a stroke and died just now, and these guys want to include it on the scorecard,” said one of them. The bride was escorted down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side. She said, “What are your golf clubs doing here?” He looked her right in the eye and said, “This isn’t going to take all day, is it?”





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From the Diary of Private Charles H Bock 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry Force

December 1915 Wednesday 1st Fine Day. 3rd Brigade quarantined at 2p.m. Diphtheria. Thursday 2nd Lovely Day. 6 Letters. Friday 3rd Football - 10th Batt. Played 11th Batt. Scores 10th 8-5, 11th 6-1 Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th Issue few boots and clothes. Monday 6th Football 10th Batt. V. 12th Batt. Scores 10th B. 8-7, 12th B. 7-6. Tuesday 7th Nice lot of Aus. Gift stuff arrived. Left Aus. In August. Wednesday 8th Busy issuing gifts. Thursday 9th Football 10th Batt V. C.M.C. 10 won by 21. points. Friday 10th Leo started as Armour Sgt On Monday 6th. Saturday 11th Tobac issue. Sunday 12th Leo and I had a look at 2 villages. Something like Egypt but a little cleaner. 5 & 6 Batt

landed here from Gallipoli. Monday 13th Football C coy 10 Batt 9 Platoon V. 10 Pln. Scores 9 Pln 6-8. 10 Pln 2-8. Movies in Y.M.C.A. tonight. Part of 7th ] Brigade here from Gallipoli., Tuesday 14th Heard tonight naval battle. 11 German battleships and several smaller craft sunk. 4 English boats damaged. Thursday 16th Day sailing on the harbour visiting store ship for Officers Mess. Friday 17th Cricket Match C coy 9th and 10th Platoons. Scores 9 Pln 58 runs -10th Pln 28 runs. Movie tonight. Saturday 18th Same platoons play cricket match - unfinished. 9 Batt given concert Y.M.C.A. Our Q.M. gorn away for a couple of days rest Capt. Minagall. Sunday 19th Issue of Boots, mess-tins, ground sheets and equipment. Mr. Mager is acting Q.M. Monday 20th Last of Aus. Troops left Anzac last night - heard that at 3 p.m.

Johnnie still firing at our empty trenches - slip up in stores - only 6 casualties in evacuating. Tuesday 21st Rain this morning. Some gift stuff arrived. Amongst it 480 puddenings and fly veils, joke. Cold weather and No flies. Meet Ben Barnes tonight. Wednesday 22nd Brass band at reveille this morning. Capt. Minagall returned to duty. Thursday 23rd Heard we are leaving here shortly, also Greece declared war on Bulgaria. Friday 24th Billie cans arrived and other gifts, stationery and clothes. Heard we are leaving early in the morning - busy clearing stores - worked till after 10p.m. The departure postponed. Had a look in our tin (?) stockings. Saturday 25th Christmas. Lovely day but busy again till late at night. Sunday 26th Busy clearing out the store. Left the pier on Waterwitch at 12.30 Baggage fatigue. On board Seang Bee A48 and had


breakfast... (there is more, but unreadable) Monday 27th Started on voyage at 4a.m. Rain this morning early. 9:30 Life belt parade. 4p.m. Sighted cruiser between some islands. Tuesday 28th Jack Dallas and I slept on deck last night. 9:30a.m. Life Belt parade. Wednesday 29th Jack on guard, slept on deck myself. 3:30a.m. Just sighted land. Entered harbour Alexandria shortly after 10a.m. Alongside the wharf 5:30p.m. Thursday 30th A and B Coys started on train journey l a.m. C and D Coys left over an hour before. We arrived at Tel el Kebir about 10a.m. Man fell off train during night, I heard when we arrived here he is alright. No tents here for us yet camped on a sandy wilderness. Friday 31st Drill from 9 to 12a.m. Been for a walk this afternoon to the old trench wood in the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir. Picked up a few stones on the desert.


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Join us for a cuppa after 10am, with donations gratefully accepted for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. Enjoy some Medleys with Kayleen Graham and Sass-e, an eclectic mix of eras and themes will delight you as they reminisce with an amazing list of popular songs through the ages. Kayleen Graham, Marie Robertson and Joyce Aldolph bring their refreshing country charm and their easy listening style to this wonderful show.

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Bus: Mannum  Murray Bridge  Mt Barker  Adelaide and Return

Monday to Friday except public holidays. School holiday times (when different) are in brackets. Mannum to Adelaide Adelaide to Mannum Mannum  Murray Bridge LinkSA Adelaide  Mt Barker Metro bus 842F 8:00am Leave Arnold Park, Mannum 1:50pm (4:03pm) Leave Harris Scarfe Murray Bridge  Mt Barker LinkSA Grenfell Street (Stop G2) 8:45am Leave Murray Bridge, South Mt Barker  Murray Bridge LinkSA Terrace, Information Centre 2:45pm (5:00pm) Leave Mt Barker Mt Barker  Adelaide Metro bus 842F Park & Ride 9:30am Leave Mt Barker Park & Ride, Murray Bridge  Mannum LinkSA Metro bus 842F to Adelaide 3:40pm (5:35pm) Leave Info Centre

Detailed timetables are readily available at the Mannum Information Centre. For more information telephone 8532 2633 during office hours.

Mannum School Community Library School Term Times School Holidays Mon, Thur, Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mon, Tue, Wed (am), Thur, Fri: Tue: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wed: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Wed (pm): 04:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sat: 9:30 am - 12 noon Sat: 10:00 am - 12 noon Closed Sunday and Public Holidays. Further information: 8569 2005


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Email: Phone: General 8569 7392 (Lyn). Editor 8569 7304 Deliver: 71 Randell Street, Mannum SA 5238

2013 PUBLICATION DEADLINES Friday (12 noon) Collating & Folding 31 for June, Issue 80 Wednesday 5 June 28 for July, Issue 81 Wednesday 3 July 26 for August, Issue 82 Wednesday 31 July

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Community Meetings Clash Calendar Email details of regular meetings to: MONTHLY 1 Monday st

9:45am Combined Probus, Mannum Club 10:00am Murray Darlings Red Hatters, Café Mannum. 8569 1438 Mannum Health Advisory Council. 8569 1239

1 Tuesday st

7:30pm Agricultural Society, Showground

1st Thursday

4:00pm History Group, CHIPS




Palmer Card Day, Lutheran Hall Palmer. 8569 4184

MAY Mannum Garden Group Lions Den, Showground Monday 6th, 9:15am Car Pool to Serenity Nursery, MB wetlands, lunch at Dundees. Members Garden Monday 20th, 10am Biggest Morning Tea Contact: Bev Connell Phone: 8570 4322 Mannum Golf Club Club House, Douglas Street Friday 17th, 7:30pm Annual Quiz Night Cost $8.00 per person See page 16

2nd Wednesday

9:00am Shared Stitches of Mannum Quilting Group. Lions Den, Showground. 8569 2363

3rd Thursday

Last Wednesday

6:30pm Mannum Mens Discussion Group. Mike McDowell.8569 2818 WEEKLY

11:00am Mannum RSL, Mannum Rowing Club/RSL

Mon, Wed & Fri

7:30pm Mannum Show Committee, Showground

Tuesday & Friday

7:30pm Progress Association, Meeting Room Council Chambers.


4th Tuesday

4th Thursday

Last Monday

1:30pm Hospital Auxiliary, Meeting Room, Esmeralda Street.

First Wednesday

Noon Mannum Mag, Showground. 8569 2385

Alternate Fridays

8:00am Walkie Talkies, Lions Den, Showground. Anne 8569 2850

Every Three Months

9:30am Prayer & Bible Study, and 10:30am Friendship Group, River Word Christian Centre, 3 Greening St. 8569 1333 9:00-10:30am Mannum Weight Watchers. Old domiciliary care unit. Jane 8569 1799.

Market/Trash’n Treasure Mannum Showgrounds Sunday 7th, 9:00am - 2:00pm Free Admission. Sites Available. Contact: Irene Lovell Phone: 8569 2541

Mid Murray Support Services Contact MMSS for details about these special events.

71 Randell Street, 10 am - 4 pm. Ph: 8569 2129, Email:

May 7th Men’s Breakfast 8:30am - 10am at the River Bar, River Lane entrance, Mannum Community Club. All men are welcome to attend. Hot breakfast provided. Gold coin donation. June 4th Men’s Breakfast 8:30am - 10am at the River Bar, River Lane entrance, Mannum Community Club. All men are welcome to attend. Hot breakfast provided. Gold coin donation. 13th Friendship Luncheon. Special Guest speaker. 18th Special General Meeting 7pm, River Bar Mannum Club. All welcome.

Weekly Passenger Service Mannum to Murray Bridge For information or bookings: 18 Alma Avenue, Murray Bridge SA 5253 Ph: 08 8532 2633

1:00pm Sewing/Craft&Computing Group. Mannum Baptist Church House, William Street Lisa Stevenson. 8569 6040

9:00am-4:00pm The Hall, 5 Greening Street. 8569 1643

2013 Community Calendar Hymn-Lovers Sing JUNE Mannum Uniting Church Hall Mannum Garden Group Sunday 19th, 2:00pm-4:00pm Lions Den, Showground See page 18 Monday 3rd, 10am Mannum Golf Club Guest speaker, Succulents & Club House, Douglas Street Cacti. All welcome. Saturday 25th, 10:00am Members Garden Annual auction. Monday 17th See page 2 Visit. All welcome. Contact: Bev Connell Biggest Morning Tea Phone: 8570 4322 Younghusband General Store Thursday 30th, 11:00am RSVP 8569 1196 by Saturday 25th. See page 10

OTHER Alternate Wednesdays

1:30pm Senior Citizen’s Club, Club Rooms. 8569 2795 7:30pm Neighbourhood Watch. Leisure Centre. Coordinator Russ Dellow 0428 813 201

Mannum Sundry Sale and Auction Mannum Showgrounds Sunday 7th, 10:00am Contact: Kim Loechel Phone: 0427 054 336 50th Anniversary PS Marion Mary Ann Reserve Saturday 15th, 10:00am-4:30pm Admission free See pages 8 and 23 Mid Murray Support Services River Bar, Community Club Tuesday 18th, 7:00pm Special General Meeting See page 4

Mannum Leisure Centre Opening Hours Mornings Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 12 noon Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am Afternoons MondaytoFriday: 3:00pm till close of program or activity Squash courts, gym, and cardio room available at all opening times. Stadium, Clubroom and Meeting room are available for hire. Further information: 8569 0185 Pam Cutjar, Centre Manager

Activities: Basketball, netball carpet bowls, card games, gym, tai chi, squash, tennis, soccer, roller disco and Mannum Movers exercise for the 50+. Mon: 6pm to 9pm Indoor Tennis Tues: 5:45pmAerobic&FitnessInstructor 7:30pm Squash competition Wed: 6pm to 7pm Mixed Soccer Thur: 9:30am Mannum Movers 5:45pm Aerobics Fri: 6pm to 8pm Roller Disco or Family Fun Night in alternate weeks

Every Thursday: Mannum Information Centre  Murray Bridge Information Centre Depart Arrive Depart Return Mannum 10:00am Murray Bridge 10:45am Murray Bridge 2:30pm Mannum 3:10pm 1st and 3rd Tuesday: Mannum Information Centre  Murray Bridge Information Centre Mannum 10:00am Murray Bridge 10:30am Murray Bridge 1:30pm Mannum 2:00pm

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Mannum Mag Issue 79 May 2013  

Local community news magazine for Mannum, South Australia, and surrounding district.