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Painting by group numbers THE Mentone-Mordialloc Art Group is hosting its annual Artists in Classes exhibition this month. The exhibition at Mentone Activity Hub showcases art works by group members who have attended classes or short courses. The MMAG runs classes most days of the week, including evening sessions, and regularly hosts demonstrations and workshops by visiting artists in a working studio. Classes are taught by experienced tutors and professional artists. Works are available for sale at the Artists in Classes exhibition at Mentone Activity Hub, 29 Venice St, Mentone open daily from 13-24 September, 10am-4pm and until 6pm on Fridays. Parking available on Venice St. See mentone-mordiallocartgroup. org.au or call 9584 6376 for further details. Brushing up: MMAG artist Karen Anderson working on an acrylic painting entitled Waterloo Bay. Picture: Gary Sissons

Asbestos report ‘changed’ Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au ALLEGATIONS that independent reports into the dumping of asbestosriddled soil at Bicentennial Park in Chelsea late last year were “changed … under pressure” have been aired in state parliament. Liberal state Upper House MP for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region Inga Peulich last Thursday (7

September) voiced concerns about Kingston Council investigations into “the illegal dumping of asbestos” in Bicentennial Park. Ms Peulich has called on Labor Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings to instruct the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate to step in and investigate. “I have come to receive some very detailed notes of actions surrounding the dumping of asbestos at Bicentennial Park and the recriminations that

ensued, including an internal investigation which found that there was a complete failure of due diligence in the awarding of the contract, that records were altered after the issue found its way into the media and that the public and some staff were placed at risk of exposure to asbestos,” Ms Peulich said in comments made under parliamentary privilege. A substantial pile of dirt was moved in October last year from a former carpark in Glenola Rd opposite Chelsea

Primary School (“Asbestos scare at play park”, The News 30/11/16),  earmarked as the location of a new kindergarten, and dumped at a former landfill site at Bicentennial Park, near a children’s playground. Kingston Council CEO John Nevins ordered an investigation earlier this year “to identify any procedures and to ensure further incidents are avoided”. “Results indicated that isolated areas of the site contained small amounts

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of asbestos and heavy metals — lead and zinc — in the surface fill material,” Mr Nevins said in January. “It is believed the source of the contaminants was most likely historical use of lead-based paint at the site, building material from a former house demolished at the site or from fill material brought to the site sometime in the past. “Independent expert advice has stated that the risk is very minimal.” Continued Page 4


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AN elderly man who ran over and killed his wife in a supermarket car park at Patterson Lakes, Saturday 9 September, was taken to Cheltenham police station for interview but no charges were laid. The incident occurred at the Lakeview Shopping Centre, corner of Thompson Rd and Gladesville Blvd, about 12.40pm.

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Detective Sergeant Shane Cashman, of Kingston CIU, said the couple and the 90-year-old man’s sister, all from Moama in New South Wales, had parked their white van and the women were getting out when the man attempted to correct his position. He drove forward, lost control of the vehicle, ran over a garden bed and then reversed, hitting his wife, 87. She died of her injuries while being treated by paramedics at the scene. Carrum & Patterson Lakes Forum founder Cameron Howe said Patterson

Lakes residents have been previously voiced concerns about the car park’s layout. “Clearly in other incidents residents feel that their safety has been compromised,” Mr Howe said. “An audit is required to understand the behaviour of drivers and to evaluate whether protection to pedestrians can be improved,” he said. Detective Cashman described the woman’s death as a “tragic accident”. He said police were “still making inquiries into the accident”.


Sienna’s second win as mayor

ASPENDALE has pulled off the double feat of a pupil being named the junior mayor of the City of Melbourne for the second year in succession. St Louis de Monfort’s School Sienna Koop won the right to be Melbourne’s junior mayor on 24 August and was presented with mayoral robes she will wear when helping councillors and Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at some civic functions and events for the next 12 months. The 11-year-old emerged as the winner from a field of enthusiastic and impressive grade 5 to 6 pupils from around Melbourne and its suburbs. Sienna made it back-to-back wins for St Louis de Montfort’s after school captain Mason Dwyer’s stint as City of Melbourne junior year for the previous year. “I love everything about Melbourne especially the culture sights people events activities festivals and opportunities to get out there and live life to the full,” Sienna said. She also felt to improve Melbourne it would be good to run a rail system to the airport and to provide opportunities for the people of Melbourne to have a say on how to make Melbourne even better. A judging panel including acting Lord Mayor Arron Wood, 3AW radio presenter Denis Walter and Melbourne Day committee chairman Campbell Walker decided to anoint Sienna as Melbourne’s junior mayor in the fifth year since the competition’s inception. Sienna took part in Melbourne Day festivities on 30 August. Melbourne Day is held on 30 August each day to commemorate the day in 1835 the settlers sailed from Van Diemen’s Land aboard the schooner Enterprise. The settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River and established Melbourne’s first permanent settlement. Back to back success: Sienna Koop is the second St Louis de Montfort’s student in succession to be City of Melbourne junior mayor. Picture: Gary Sissons

LXRA: ‘No change’ on road closure Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au THE state government authority tasked with removing level crossings along the Frankston line is not for turning on a decision to close Eel Race Rd in Carrum. The Level Crossing Removal Authority, a Department of Transport body established to manage the separation of rail and road at level crossings throughout Victoria, has stood by an announcement to close the road rather than build rail over or under Eel Race Rd. Some Carrum residents fear being “landlocked” and say there will be traffic jams at the McLeod Rd intersection if Eel Race Rd is sealed off to motorists. State Liberal opposition leader Matthew Guy visited Carrum this month and pledged to “reopen” the road if the Coalition wins government at next November’s state election. LXRA project director Brad Smith said most McLeod Rd drivers will see travel times decrease through a new intersection at McLeod Rd. “Expert traffic modelling shows that removing level crossings at Carrum, building a Station St bridge over the Patterson River and closing Eel Race Rd will reduce traffic on local roads and around local

schools,” he said. “The Metro Tunnel project will mean more trains on the Frankston line which will make level crossings even more dangerous and congested.” The LXRA says there have been 41 reported safety incidents at the Mascot Avenue, Station St and Eel Race Rd intersections earmarked for removal. Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny said the decision to close Eel Race Rd “was not taken lightly”. “All components of the road and rail reconfiguration, including the closure of Eel Race Rd, will work together in a very strategic, considered and deliberate way to bring about a reduction in traffic and ratrunning on local roads and around nearby schools and kindergartens,” Ms Kilkenny said. “Residents living on Valetta St, Kalimna St, Walkers Rd and the southern end of Station St will have quieter and safer streets, with only local traffic using these roads.” The construction of a 900-metre long elevated rail bridge will begin next year. The elevated rail will be built over McLeod Rd and Station St. Premier Daniel Andrews announced last month that a $50 million promenade including “parkland and picnic places” will be built under the elevated rail.

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Dumped: Asbestos was found in soil moved to Chelsea’s Bicentennial Park in October last year. Picture: Gary Sissons

Asbestos report ‘changed’ claim Continued from Page 1 The contaminated soil was removed from Bicentennial Park and transported to an Environmental Protection Authority approved tip on 16 December last year. Council’s investigations into any breakdown in its processes has not been publicly released. Clean-up costs at both Glenola Rd and Bicentennial Park cost ratepayers $813,500. Ms Peulich said in Parliament last week that she understood council employed a legal firm, “and I will not say which one”, to conduct several investigations including the dumping of asbestos at Bicentennial Park. “The disturbing elements are that there was then pressure to change that particular report,” she said. “The consequence of all of this was that a lowly team leader’s employment was terminated, and the claim

was made that he was the sole reason for the asbestos being dumped at Bicentennial Park. “It is certainly something that is serious, especially in terms of any possible illegal cleansing or destruction of records. The council documents database … has seen these documents deleted, and there is a need for forensic review of the council documents database to see who accessed what documents and when they were accessed.” Ms Peulich said she will hand over any evidence to the Special Minister of State for investigation. “I am more than happy to provide all of this documentation which was provided to me on a confidential basis for full investigation, because indeed if any element of this is true, it does require some fairly serious action.” Kingston Council CEO John Nev-

ins said council had immediately put up warning signage in Bicentennial Park “when council became aware of the dumped asbestos in October last year”. Mr Nevins said the EPA and WorkSafe were notified and an independent contractor was hired to clean up the site. “Council fully complied with all requirements and the expert agencies signed-off on this process,” he said. “Council then engaged an independent legal firm to conduct an investigation into how this incident occurred. “Council has been very transparent throughout this process and absolutely refute the allegations made by Ms Peulich in parliament. “We encourage Ms Peulich to provide her reported documentation to the relevant authorities.”

POLICE arrested a woman in a car allegedly “crammed with stolen goods” after a house in Patterson Lakes was robbed, 4.45am, Saturday 9 September. Earlier, a neighbour had called 000 after she saw “shadowy figures” and heard noises in the Gladesville Blvd unit when she knew the owners were on holidays. A man was seen running away just before police arrived. Kingston detectives found the back door kicked in and the house ransacked. In the street, they allegedly found the woman in the car desperately trying to free her handbag which was pinned by goods allegedly stolen from the house. She was taken to Moorabbin police station and released pending summons on possible burglary charges. The owner of the car, a Drouin man aged 53, was contacted and interviewed before being charged with burglary.

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released pending summons. There were no passengers on the bus at the time. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic. com.au online.

Coward’s punch POLICE are seeking help in identifying a man involved in an assault outside a takeaway near the Grand Hotel, Frankston, 2.20am, Saturday 1 July. The man allegedly knocked his victim out with a coward’s punch, causing a facial fracture. The assailant is described as 180cm tall, thin build, short brown hair, clean shaven with a sleeve tattoo on his right arm. He was wearing a white T-shirt with the letters NXP in large dark-coloured letters on his upper back. He was wearing light-coloured pants with dark runners and smoking a cigarette. The offender, below, was accompanied by a blonde woman.

A BUS driver has been charged with driving in a dangerous manner causing death after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Mordialloc, Thursday 7 September. Police said a 67-year-old Mordialloc man was crossing Beach Rd from Centreway, 4.40pm, with the green light when he was struck by the turning bus on the crossing. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died. The driver, 41, of Oakleigh, was taken to Mordialloc police station but

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Police patrol Tradies take care

THEFTS from tradies is a “constant issue”, according to Detective Senior Sergeant Shane Cashman, of Kingston CIU. He was speaking after a thief stole $5400 in tools from an Aspendale plumber, 5.30am, Sunday 10 September. The tradie’s Hilux utility was parked in the driveway of his Inlet St property when the thief jemmied open a locked tool box and stole cramping and roofing tools and Makita drills. Detective Cashman urges tradies to engrave their IDs or licence numbers onto tools to make on-selling more difficult.

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A MORDIALLOC man who lost his Louis Volutin wallet in Nepean Highway, Mordialloc, discovered later that his credit card had been used in four fraudulent transactions, Wednesday 23 August. These included purchases at an Edithvale service station as well as products online.

Witness intimidated

A GOOD neighbour who photographed two men breaking into an adjoining house was later confronted and intimidated into handing over his phone, 3.25pm, Friday 8 September. The witness, 46, saw three offenders in Hyland St, Mordialloc, in a blue Holden Astra hatch with no number plates. He watched as two jumped a neighbour’s fence and removed flywire screens and then attempted to smash a window without success. The neighbour got his dog and, going outside, took pictures of the men as they scaled the fence and were picked up by the driver in the Astra. Seeing this, the front seat passenger leaned out and threatened the man, demanding he hand over his phone.

A second man got out and attempted to grab the phone, but the man threw it over a fence. The first offender climbed over and found the phone and then demanded the PIN from the witness before they drove off. Police are seeking witnesses to the incident. Call 9556 6111.

Assault ruins night out

A PLEASANT evening listening to the band at a Mordialloc hotel turned nasty for a man who was attacked from behind while standing at the urinal, 11.45pm, Friday 8 September. The man told police he heard someone behind him and half turned before being punched repeatedly until he almost blacked out. When his attacker left the man managed to make his way downstairs where he reported the incident to security staff. He described his attacker – whom he had seen earlier in a downstairs bar with six others – as Caucasian, aged in his 30s, 183cm, 90100kg, bald head and medium-to-fit build. One of the other men also had a bald head. The victim was unaware of any reason for the attack.

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A MAN who stole five packs of bourbon from a Carrum Downs liquor outlet told the attendant to “call the police” when she challenged him and then allegedly attempted to shoot a Taser weapon at her. The weapon did not fire in the 2.30am, Monday 4 September robbery. Anyone with information is urged to call Frankston Embona Taskforce 9784 5555.

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Thousands of local senior and junior netballers will soon be enjoying upgraded facilities at Dales Park in Oakleigh South with Council approving a contract for $1 million of improvement works. The project is part of Council’s ongoing investment in women’s sport facilities across the community. Upgrades will include the construction of eight new netball courts, player shelters, perimeter fencing, sports lighting and pavement and connective pathways.

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Children’s book deals with dementia AS people live longer, memories can get shorter but that does not mean families’ shared time together is any less precious. That’s the message in the pages of a new children’s book dealing with the potentially upsetting issue of dementia. Grandma Forgets, written by Paul Russell and illustrated by Langwarrin resident Nicky Johnston, tells the story of a young girl coping with her grandma’s dementia amid memories of earlier times. It’s the latest in a series of children’s books dealing with weighty topics illustrated by Johnston. The Grandma Forgets tale is loosely based on Russell’s own observations coping with “the terribly sad disease” of dementia experienced by his grandmother. Johnston, whose hand painted drawings have adorned the pages of previous books including The Fix-It Man and Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!, thinks publishers approach her to collaborate with writers since her “innocent style” of illustration can draw readers into a story. “I think books can be a gateway to a conversation tackling real life in a way that’s appropriate for children,” she said. “Even in this digital age, children’s books have not slowed down.” Grandma Forgets was released last month but will be officially launched at Beaumaris Library on Saturday 16 September to coincide with Dementia Awareness Month. Johnson says the book has picked up attention globally, including in the UK, since a worldwide ageing population means its focus on dementia is universal. Feedback from families dealing with dementia has been “amazing”, she said. “It’s been quite overwhelming … but that’s what makes it lovely, connecting with someone else’s story.”

Drawing readers in: Langwarrin illustrator Nicky Johnston hopes latest book helps children understand relatives with dementia. Picture: Gary Sissons n Grandma Forgets will be officially launched at Beaumaris Library, 96 Reserve Rd, Beaumaris on Saturday 16 September at 1-3pm, sponsored by Prestige InHome Care

and supported by Alzheimer’s Australia. Neighbours actor Takara Honda is a guest speaker about his personal journey dealing with dementia alongside author Paul Russell. See nickyjohnston.com.au online or call Beaumaris library on 9261 7820 for more details about the free event. Neil Walker

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Pavilion upgrades Honoured: Co-principal Teresa Lincoln, Doctor Mayumi Purvis, Professor Judith Kinnear, Carol Gaston and co-principal Nicole Mangelsdorf at the Past Pupils of Distinction Dinner at Kilbreda College. Picture: Supplied

Women of distinction honoured WOMEN “making a difference” were welcomed back to Mentone’s Kilbreda College last month for the school’s first annual “Past Pupils of Distinction Dinner”. Carol Gaston, Professor Judith Kinnear, Dr Mayumi Purvis and The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren attended the event on 4 August held in their honour. The four former students were chosen by a selection committee for “outstanding success in their lives and careers” and contributions towards “a positive difference in the lives of others” embodying Kilbreda College’s motto of “Strength and Kindness”.

Ms Gaston worked for the World Health Organisation and worked in several global nursing roles. Her services in health, nursing and humanitarian work in Australia and overseas led to a Member of the Order of Australia in 2008. Professor Kinnear is an author of several textbooks and prize-winning education software packages and held many senior university roles including Vice Chancellor of Massey University, making her the first woman to lead a university in New Zealand. Doctor Purvis is a criminologist, lecturer and consultant who has been pivotal in developing programs to manage and rehabilitate sex offenders. She is also

chairwoman for Headspace Bairnsdale. The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren is the first woman appointed Chief Justice in an Australian Supreme Court, having been the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria for 14 years. In 2005, she was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for her service to the judiciary and to the legal profession. “The Kilbreda community is incredibly proud of all nominees and inductees who serve as wonderful role models for young women today,” Kilbreda College co-principal Teresa Lincoln said.

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A $2.8 MILLION upgrade to Gerry Green Reserve in Parkdale has been approved by Kingston Council. Upgrades to the 50-year-old pavilion and surrounding site will benefit for the Parkdale Cricket Club and Parkdale Vultures Amateur Football Club. Construction will begin next month and be completed over a 12-month period after the contract was awarded to Clayton South-based Dura Constructions at August’s public council meeting. The project will be funded by Kingston ratepayers with support from state government taxpayers ($595,000). The Parkdale Cricket Club and Parkdale Vultures Amateur Football Club will also contribute $50,000 each to the upgrades.

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Pig a valuable asset on the raffle rounds Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE pig, kindly donated to the Wattle Club by Mr Reeves of “The Grange” Mornington Road, has proved to be a valuable asset, and owing to the public spirit of its various owners, the funds of the Club have benefited to the amount of £7 17s 6d. The pig was won at the euchre tournament by Mrs C. Wood and Mr J. Wells who promptly returned “Denis” to the club to be raffled. This Irish gold mine was raffled on the spot, the sale of tickets realising £1 11s. The winner proved to be Mr Reeves, the original donor. Mr Reeves returned the pig “some more”, to be re-raffled. Thanks to the vigorous efforts of Mrs Reeves and Sgt. Cunneen, tickets to the value of £5 6s 6d were sold. The raffle was drawn at the euchre party on Thursday evening and on this occasion the winner proved to be Private R. J. Crooke, of Frankston. Once again “the pig came back”, as Pte. Crooke returned him to the club. He was then sold by Bruce auction and was purchased by Pte. Crooke himself for £1. The total amount realised was £7 17s 6d. We trust that this truly “dinkum” pig, after his short, but eventful career, will be allowed to end his days in peace. *** CORPORAL E. B Irvine’s (Flinders name appeared in the 336 casualty list as having been wounded. *** THE hon. treasurer of the Frankston and district roll of Honor gratefully acknowledges receipt of the following

donations:—Sir John Madden £5; J H., 5s. *** A MEETING of the Frankston Branch of the National Federation will be held in the Reading Room of the Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday next, at 8 o’clock when it is hoped there will be a good muster of members. *** A PUBLIC meeting will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Monday evening next for the purpose of considering the advisability of planting an Honor Avenue in Frankston. As this is a matter that interests nearly everyone a full attendance is requested. *** A PROGREESSIVE euchre tournament took place again at the Red Cross Social, Tyabb, Saturday Sept. 8th and as usual there was a splendid house, and the funds will benefit to a good extent. Great excitement prevailed during the tournament. Miss A. Gibson carried off the lady’s prize and Mr Les Potts the gent’s. After supper an hours dancing brought a successful evening to a close. There will be no Red Cross Social on the 22nd Sept owing to there being a big concert and dance on Friday Sept 21st, to be given by the old scholar’s club. *** THE Mornington Junction Branch of the Lady Mayoress’s Patriotic League has just completed its 1st half year and reports as follows. The six officers elected are, President, Mrs W. M. Green; vice-presi-

dent, Mrs Parris; secretary, Mrs A. E. Butler; treasurer, Mrs Smale. During the half year £9 8s has been received in subscriptions from members, £8 2s 0d in donations, and the net proceeds of two concerts added £8 10s 6d to the funds, totalling £21 0s 6d. Material to the value of over £20 had been purchased, leaving a small balance, cash in hand. Fifty-two shirts and 110 pairs of socks have been forwarded to head quarters of the League. *** MR A. E. Lasslett, hon. treasurer of the Frankston and District Roll of Honor Fund has received the following letter from Sir John Madden:Dear Sir. I am much gratified to learn from your letter that the people of our town and district have so promptly undertaken the obvious and pleasing duty of respecting and .perpetuating the memory of those noble men of our neighbors, who saw their patriotic duty instantly, and did it so nobly, too many of them, unhappily, to the extent of giving their young and precious lives for it. I send to you herein my cheque for a donation towards the work proposed, with my compliments. Very truly yours, John Madden. *** THE euchre party and dance, held by the Wattle Club on Thursday evening last, was highly successful. The hall was full and extra tables had to be brought in at the last moment to accommodate the crowd. Mrs Guums was the successful lady player, winning a very handsome

vanity box. The gentleman’s prize was donated by Mrs Jas. Wells, (a silver mounted pipe,) which Mr Adams was fortunate enough to win. The dance which was subsequently held, was thoroughly enjoyed by all. *** AT the city morgue yesterday the coroner (Dr. Cole) held an inquest touching the death of Arnold Addicott, who was killed by a motor car, driven by Mr M. B. Wettenhall, of Flinders, at Hastings Road, Frankston, on Sunday, September 2nd. Sub Inspector Parkin conducted the case for the Police Department. Mr. Horsfall watched proceedings on behalf of the deceased boy’s relatives and Mr Wettenhall was also represented by Counsel. After hearing the evidence of Frank Addicott. (father of deceased), Nellie Addicott (his sister), Harold Reeves, Kathleen Dombrain, Milton Burgess Wettenhall (driver of the car) and Constable Ryan, the coroner returned a verdict that Arnold Addicott was killed by a motor car, driven by Milton Burgess Wettenhall, the death being caused by misadventure and no neglect had been shown by the motor driver. *** Frankston Court of Petty Sessions. Monday, 10th Sept 1917. (Before Mr Cohen, P.M. and Messrs Williams, Oates, M’Lean, and Grant J’s P.) A visitor to Frankston named Edgar Byrne was charged by the police with being drunk and disorderly and using insulting words on 31st August last. Inspector O’Brien prosecuted and Mr Cook appeared for the defendant.

E.C. Ryan, constable of police stationed at Frankston deposed that at half past one on the morning of the 31st August he heard a knock at his door, and defendant was there and said that he wanted a car to take him home. At 12.30 the same day, was on duty in Davey St near Pier Hotel. Saw defendant go into hotel. Followed him in. The defendant had a dressing gown on unbuttoned. Witness asked him if it was not time to get off the drink, and he answered by saying “who the h— are you” When told he was a constable he said. “I don’t care a d— who you are, I know what you want; you want a drink.” Witness then arrested him. On the way to the lockup be offered the constable £1 to let him go. He was afterwards released on bail. When he was charged by the magistrate at the lockup he was very insulting and said “he was shick” and ‘’was a d— fool. Had been down at Garrood’s and had been d— well shick.” When I warned him about his behaviour before the magistrate he did not seem to care and took no notice. The defendant practically admitted the offence, but pleaded that he had come to Frankston under medical advice. He stayed at Garrood’s Hotel and took drink that evening - the first for three years - and it took undue effect. The Bench considered the offence fully proved and defendant was fined 40s or 14 days imprisonment. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 15 September 1917

THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

A Remembrance of Teaspoons Past By Stuart McCullough IT’S innate. A part of the human condition that is near impossible to resist. Hard-wired into our souls is a need to accumulate and preserve both for posterity and ensure that those who lease storage units for money will never be without income. Personally, I reckon the urge to collect is one of the few remaining remnants of our ‘hunter / gatherer’ phase. Just as a crocodile reminds us of a prehistoric age, so too does our desire to gather take us back to a time when our knuckles hung a little closer to the ground. It’s in our nature to collect souvenirs. No family holiday was considered complete without a trip to the gift shop. These were always the last stop before the exit and the task was to find something in less ten minutes. It was kind like a discount version of The Hunger Games. The gift shop is where we were set free to roam, with the strict expectation that we were using the time wisely to select something that would store this family event forever in our memories. There was, naturally, a strict spending limit. I can’t recall if it was five dollars or a little more, or if the rules of the free market applied and we were compelled to use our pocket money. I only know that choosing was a lot of pressure. It’s worth pointing out that I have two younger brothers and two younger sisters. Whenever we were set loose on a gift store, I could never escape the sneaking suspicion that none of them felt terrified at the prospect of having ten minutes to choose a gift. In fact, they relished it. They would move

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between the aisles with both pace and purpose as I wandered aimlessly in the vague hope that a suitable item would simply walk up, tap me on the shoulder and introduce itself rather than me having to make a decision. My sisters often went for stuffed toys. When the destination was a zoo,

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there was never a shortage of softplumed creatures to choose from. Largely, these have been left behind, but I suspect that many of them continue to lurk in various cupboards and toy boxes in my father’s house, waiting to be rediscovered. With the benefit of hindsight, soft toys were

an excellent choice. A reminder of a great day / excursion / holiday, those toys provided years of comfort. They served both the present and the past. The youngest of the brothers often gravitated towards a t-shirt. He was happy to declare go the world at large that he had been to Sovereign Hill, Sea World, Kryal Castle or the Zoo. Given the chance, he’d have worn a t-shirt that he’d just been to the Milk Bar and picked up a Wizz Fizz, had such an item of apparel existed. As souvenirs go, t-shirts could only ever be temporary as my brother was, then, still growing at a speed that could almost been seen by with the naked eye. I, however, didn’t feel comfortable with this level of disclosure. My other brother had a knack for the unexpected. When it came to picking something from the gift shop, he’d always select something completely fantastic that gave scant regard to the five-dollar limit. He was then and remains now, incredibly persuasive. Clutching the object firmly in his hand, he’d cajole my father for what seemed like hours. He’d also come up with all manner of ingenious financial solutions to secure his desired purchase. It’s enough to say that he remains the only person I’ve ever known to negatively gear a BMX for greater financial leverage. If only the bike in question had been his and not mine, it would have been fair enough. Souvenirs weren’t just for kids. My father was also an enthusiastic participant. However, for him there was no dark night of the soul as he tried to decide between a t-shirt emblazoned

with the words, ‘I Went To The Big Pineapple And All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt’ and a coffee cup that claims to be ‘handcrafted’ but was, in fact, mass produced in Thailand. Not at all. My father is a spoon man. He collects souvenir teaspoons, the best of which are displayed on a special rack just outside the kitchen. They represent some of the world’s most exotic locations, like Dubbo, Port Lincoln and Launceston. A few months ago my father went to Europe. I have, just now, received a souvenir of his journey. It’s safe to say that, despite my history of indecision, it’s not something I’d have chosen for myself. Indeed, it’s not something anyone would choose for themselves. It’s a kitchen mitt with the word ‘Portugal’ and what looks to be the Nando’s chicken on holidays on it. While its intended use is to ensure the safe handling of hot items from the oven, I strongly suspect that to try and use the mitt in this manner would result in burns of the most severe kind. I’d have preferred a spoon. Recently, I found myself at Sovereign Hill. It’s a long story as to why; suffice to say I’ve since had stern words with my Sat Nav. But wandering through the exhibits, I couldn’t help but think of earlier trips with my brothers and sisters as we frolicked up and down the dirt streets as though there was a prize for seeing everything in the shortest possible time. Naturally, we left through the gift shop. I didn’t get anything. I didn’t need to. Turns out I still remember. stuart@stuartmccullough.com


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Sharks aim to break drought PENINSULA LEAGUE

By Toe Punt BONBEACH will be looking to win its first senior premiership since 1984 when it takes on Frankston YCW in the MPNFL Peninsula Division Grand Final on Saturday. The Sharks stormed into the Grand Final after thrashing Edithvale-Aspendale by 40 points, 13.9 (87) to 7.5 (47). It was a sloppy, hard and contested first quarter but the Sharks stormed out in the second quarter and booted

seven goals to one to set-up a gamehigh 53-point margin at the main interval. The Sharks midfield was absolutely sensational, led by ruckman Dylan Jones, who was clearly the best player on the ground. Tom Hogan was just as important when he went through the ruck as well, giving ‘DJ’ a well-earned spell. Gavin Vassallo, Mark Tyrell and Jackson Casey dominated the centre clearances and prevented the Eagles from getting their hands on the footy

first. Jason Ferraro showed his grunt. In attack, the Sharks set-up with Shane McDonald, Owen Hulett and Trent Dennis-Lane. Between them, they booted 10 goals. Dennis-Lane booted five, Hulett three and McDonald two. Gary Carpenter set up the defensive half, Mark Douglas was strong and James Murnane provided great drive from half back. Beau Bailey showed his class throughout but really found touch in the last quarter.

It wasn’t a great day at the office for Edithvale-Aspendale, who looked flatfooted in the opening half. The Eagles outscored the Sharks in the second half, six goals to four, including four straight goals in the third quarter. However, the Sharks always had the answers. Graeme Yeats tried everything. He threw the magnets around at half time and it appeared to work for a period. Michael Bussey and Chris Wylie were both at the centre bounces in the

second half and mark Mullins went forward – he booted three goals. Liam Harris was the Eagles’ best while Stevey Mannix, Brendan Neville and Matt Clark worked hard. The Sharks thrashed YCW earlier in the season are every chance to prevent YCW winning its fourth premiership in a row. Next week, Frankston YCW will play Mt Eliza in the Under 19s, Seaford will tackle Mt Eliza in the Reserves and Bonbeach and Frankston YCW will battle it out in the seniors.

Bombers to meet Sorrento in Grand Final NEPEAN LEAGUE

By Toe Punt FRANKSTON Bombers will play Sorrento in the 2017 MPNFL Nepean Division Grand Final this Saturday at Frankston Park after beating Rosebud by three goals. In a tight and highly contested affair, there was very little in the game all afternoon in terms of the scoreboard but Frankston always seemed to have the edge, eventually winning 10.11 (71) to 8.5 (53). There were no goals kicked in the

opening 12 minutes of the game, such was the contest. However, goals to Lachy Mew and Keegan Downie saw Rosebud take a five-point lead into the first change. Frankston took the ascendancy in the second quarter but failed to make the opposition pay on the scoreboard, finishing the quarter with 2.5 to 1.1. The second half was very much like the first, contested footy with the battle of defences. Jarryd Amalfi and best on ground Ryan Marks-Logan dominated

across half back for the Bombers while Jackson McRae and Brenton Davidge had the better of Beau Muston and Zac Longham respectively. Frankston defender Corey Buchan got the job on Keegan Downie and kept him to two goals. Unfortunately for Rosebud, there wasn’t another forward that even looked likely to take a mark and kick a goal. The Buds’ decision making taking the ball forward was also questionable, as it kicked to unmarked oppo-

sition players consistently. Ruckmen Ben Dwyer and Ryan Kitchen broke even for the first three quarters, before Kitchen left the field in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and didn’t reappear. With the game absolutely in the balance in the last quarter and Dwyer dominating Corey Micari, the fact that Kitchen didn’t come back onto the ground provides enormous doubt over his availability in the Grand Final this week. The game was always going to be won and lost through the middle and

it was Frankston’s depth of rotations through this part of the ground that won out. Matt Harris was superb, Mitch Bosward and league medal winner Jason Kingsbury were outstanding and Dale Sutton and Alex Harnett were amongst the best players on the park. Sean Downie was magnificent for the Buds and Jack Jarman played his best final, however, the depth beyond that was not there. Some of Rosebud’s bigger name midfielders just didn’t bring their Agame.

Up for the cup: Sorrento Sharks will take on Frankston Bombers in the Nepean League Grand Final. Picture: Andrew Hurst

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Coaches in, out as clubs shake it up By Toe Punt IT was one of the most eventful weeks in local MPNFL football history last week. After news broke that former Sorrento and Rosebud premiership coach Nick Jewell had taken over the coaching job at Pines last Sunday afternoon, just three days later, current coach Pat Swayn was reappointed at the Pythons for the next two years. Jewell accepted the Pines coaching job in writing last Saturday night (September 2), confirmed his position with Pines president Jeff Svigos

after the story broke on Sunday afternoon and then resigned the position on Sunday night. Svigos conceded that the situation wasn’t handled well and resigned his position at Pines. Swayn met with the Pines leadership group early last week and decided to stay on as senior coach. It was confirmed that players and officials of the club were unaware of the Jewell appointment. Swayn said on the RPP Footy Show on Saturday morning that Svigos had been “great for the Pines FC

for many years and made a mistake”. “We all make mistakes and I’m supportive of Jeff staying involved and continuing the path to help us continue to improve,” Swayn said. Two weeks ago, in one of the worst kept secrets in footy, Jewell was set to come onto the RPP Footy Show with Karingal president Troy Callahan to announce his appointment at the Bulls for three seasons. Pines made a better offer. So what was the fallout? Karingal was left to go back to the drawing board, although they are

sitting down with at least four quality candidates this week who have shown interest in the job, including one from left field. Rye FC announced last week that Jewell had been appointed chairman of selectors to support coach and friend Josh Moore. In other breaking news over the weekend, Red Hill will start the interview process to replace triple premiership coach Tony Blackford. Blackford told the club midway through the year of his intentions to stand down at season’s end.

Red Hill president Roger Siverson confirmed that interviews had been lined up this week for likely candidates. Crib Point is looking for a coach too after Brad Arnold announced his resignation at the club’s vote count night. In Peninsula Division, outside of Karingal, Langwarrin is interviewing for its top job, although it is understood Brad Dredge still has a year to serve on his contract, while Mornington will announce its new coach on Tuesday or Wednesday this week.

Finals fever grips Langwarrin, Southern SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN and Southern United switch into finals mode this week in preparation for Saturday’s crunch ties against Altona Magic and Calder United respectively. State 1 South-East champion Langwarrin finished its league campaign last weekend with a 3-2 loss away to Malvern City while Southern’s table-topping under-13s won 3-0 away to Bayside United. Langy squares off with State 1 North-West champion Altona Magic at JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon for the right to claim the mantle of Victoria’s State 1 champion. Gus Macleod’s side goes into the clash without veteran striker Caleb Nicholes, first-choice keeper Robbie Acs, central midfield giant Mat “Yaya” Luak and classy central defender Kieron Kenny. Nicholes has retired after scoring against Malvern City in his final appearance, Acs is heading to Fiji for a family holiday, Luak is suspended and Kenny is injured. The Foster brothers are expected to come into the starting line-up with James in goal and Lewis in midfield. “We want to do well here even though it’s been a long season and we have achieved our main goal of winning the league,” said assistant coach Robert Mathieson. “To win this final would be the icing on the cake for both our players and supporters.” Southern hosts second-placed Calder United at Monterey Reserve on Saturday morning with the winner going directly into the Sunday 1 October Grand Final. Saturday’s loser faces a cut-throat preliminary final against the winner of the elimination final between Bayside and South Melbourne which finished third and fourth respectively. Southern has a full squad and expectations of success are high given that the side finished seven points clear of Calder and ace striker Rhys McKenna won the league’s Golden Boot award while fellow striker Candy Kilderry finished fourth. Southern coach Debbie Nichols is overseas and will miss the next few weeks but her assistant Emma Bracken will take charge of the finals campaign assisted by under-15s coach Aaron Myatt. Star Southern central defender Taylah Hennekam opened the scoring against Bayside last Saturday with an 18th minute free kick from 25 metres that gave Bayside keeper Ruby Dale no chance. Nine minutes into the second half classy Southern midfielder Ales-

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Brilliant Beddows: Southern United left back Jess Beddows was in fine form last Saturday. Picture: John Punshon sandra Davis sent Talia Palmer clear down the left and Palmer surged into the penalty area before being bundled over. Referee Daniel Harvey immediately pointed to the spot and McKenna had no trouble converting. The goalscoring machine was at it again two minutes later running onto a pinpoint through ball from captain Sage Kirby and deftly angling the ball past advancing Dale for goal number 28 of a remarkable season. Southern’s under-15s lost 4-0 in the later match at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex while the under18s lost 3-0. The seniors celebrated their fourth straight win by beating Bayside 1-0 with Courtney Heuston striking the decisive blow from close range in the 38th minute. A match highlight was the performance of Southern’s defence. Goalkeeper Tina Fonua was well supported by right back Milla Jowett and central defensive pairing

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Lisa Fonua and Mikhaila Bowden while left back Jess Beddows turned in an outstanding display. Mornington ended its State 1 South-East league campaign with a 1-0 away win against nemesis Morwell Pegasus on Saturday which meant Adam Jamieson’s men finished second a point behind Langy. Keegan Ziada’s first goal for the club came in the first half and followed good lead-up play by Ryan Paczkowski and Sammy Orritt. Peninsula Strikers couldn’t escape the drop from State 2 South-East last weekend, going down 6-3 away to Mazenod United despite leading 3-1 after 31 minutes. Sam Scott (2) and Josh Vega scored for Strikers while Anthony Hammer (2), Nick D’Angelo, Jayson Gucciardo, Vicente Vasquez and Adrian D’Ortenzio scored for Mazenod. Three points wouldn’t have saved Strikers as Doncaster Rovers surprised home team Berwick City by winning 3-2.

Bottom side Seaford United already had its fate sealed and finished a disappointing season with a 5-1 away loss to Beaumaris on Saturday. Two days earlier Frankston Pines finished their league campaign with a 0-0 draw against North Caulfield at Knox Regional Centre cementing their State 2 status. Skye United fell at the final hurdle losing its State 3 South-East promotion showdown 2-0 at home to Brandon Park in front of a bumper crowd on Saturday. Skye keeper Jonathan Crook was more active than his Brandon Park counterpart Josh Green in the early exchanges but Green was forced to parry a Jason Nowakowksi strike in the 14th minute following a superb cross from the left by Skye’s English import Jacob Scotte-Hatherly. In the 34th minute Hamlet Armenian set up Matty Durand on the left of the area but the rangy Brandon Park striker blasted his left foot shot well over. Five minutes later Green pulled off the save of the match racing off his line to smother Daniel Attard’s attempt after the Skye striker had been played in by Mark O’Connor. Armenian got free down the left in the 41st minute and his cross was met by a spectacular diving header from Maxim Avram which flashed just wide of the upright. A pivotal moment in this contest came just before half-time when a jinking run by Wumjock Jock ended with a neat pass to Attard who controlled the ball with his first touch then hammered it past Green into the back of the net only to be ruled offside. A photograph taken from the Football Chaos video of the match highlights the controversial nature of the decision. A Scotte-Hatherly cross from the right in the 56th minute was headed straight at Green by Marcus Collier and a minute later Collier volleyed over from inside the area. An Attard header put Nowakowski into a one-on-one with Green in the 64th minute but a poor finish allowed the Brandon Park keeper to dive down and gather. The deadlock was broken three minutes later when Crook couldn’t make contact with a corner to the back post and Kegham Aminian struck the ball in from point-blank range. It was game over in the 79th minute when an Armenian cross from the left was met by a teammate whose first time shot struck the upright and rebounded to substitute Daniel Eksiyan who tucked it away to complete the scoreline. A feature of the contest was the impressive performance of veteran

Brandon Park left back Vinnie Bontemps who was rarely challenged and was allowed to dictate terms throughout. Baxter farewelled senior coach Roy Kilner with a 2-1 home win over Endeavour United in their State 4 South clash on Saturday. The visitors went ahead after nine minutes when Sasho Ancevski converted from the penalty spot but Mark Pagliarulo equalised in style in the 35th minute. The Scottish striker beat two opponents before unleashing a longrange strike that went in off the underside of the bar. Big Dan Disseldorp scored the sealer before the break and Baxter ran out a deserved winner. Rosebud Heart could not fashion a similar send-off for coach Scott Morrison and was thumped 7-0 by Monash Uni at Truemans Road Reserve last weekend. Heart was forced to make four changes to an already depleted line-up and the more experienced Monash side led 1-0 at the interval and took charge in the second half. “It’s been a long tough season with everything that could go wrong for us going wrong,” said Morrison. “We had injury after injury but I can’t fault the boys at all because they matched it with pretty much everyone and were always going to be safe from relegation.” Somerville Eagles signed off on their inaugural State 5 South season with a 1-0 loss to Lyndale United at Somerville Secondary College on Saturday. Somerville’s Eric Manahong was red carded midway through the second half and James Iasanc notched the winner in the 80th minute. “I’m really proud of the club to have started from scratch and to have fielded three senior men’s sides, a women’s side and three junior sides,” said senior coach Zach Peddersen. “We have a great platform on which to build next season and we’ll be looking to bring in the right coaches and players to take us forward.” Peddersen will return to his role as technical director while assistant coach Paul Morgan is stepping down so the club is on the lookout for a senior coach for 2018. This weekend’s games: This weekend’s games: SATURDAY 10am Southern Utd v Calder United (Under-13 NPLW Qualifying Final at Monterey Reserve). SATURDAY 3.30pm: Langwarrin v Altona Magic (State 1 Final at JL Murphy Reserve).


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Riders gear up to climb Arthurs Seat By Ben Triandafillou THE Mornington Peninsula is set to come alive with hundreds of mountain bikers this October when the 2017 Red Hill Gravity Enduro takes to the trails of Arthurs Seat. The Red Hill Gravity Enduro presented by Mercedes-Benz Mornington will be held on October 7-8 at Hillview Community Reserve, Boundary Rd Dromana. The two-day event sold out of entries within weeks, with numbers increasing from 190 to 250 participants in just its second year. Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club president Terence Toh credits the rise of the Gravity Enduro discipline internationally to the event’s popularity. “The Red Hill Gravity Enduro is a truly unique event on the Australian calendar,” Toh said. “The format is physically challenging for competitors who will climb to the summit of Arthurs Seat unassisted by shuttles, before racing downhill through various timed special stages of the course.” “With Australia’s Sam Hill ranked no. 1 in the elite men’s Enduro World Series, the gravity discipline at home is really starting to take off.” Over 66 junior competitors in the under-15, under-17 and under-19 age categories have registered,

showcasing the growth of young talent in the sport. The under-17 Mountain Bike Australia Gravity Enduro National Series winner Jack Hewish will compete on the peninsula but is set to be challenged by Mt Martha’s Louis Tancredi who took out the under-17 event last year. “He was in my race last year where I was able to beat him so hopefully I can do it again,” Tancredi said. “I’ve improved a bit but he’s probably improved more as he was able to win the national series.” The Padua College student usually competes in downhill events but rides in the Red Hill enduro event to improve his fitness and take to his local track. Tancredi began riding about four years ago, joining his older brother Nick Tancredi at the Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club, and has noticed a major growth in junior participation. “The number of juniors at the club has grown so much,” he said. “Ever since the park opened up the number has probably quadrupled.” “You didn’t really see too many younger kids at the start but when the park opened up to the public about two years ago, more and more people have joined because they’ve heard about the great tracks.” The club is expecting an estimated 500 people to travel to the region for the weekend of the Red Hill Gravity Enduro.

Midweek tennis starts up for junior talent THE Peninsula Tennis Leagues will soon provide junior tennis players with an alternative midweek competition as it gets set to start in the first week of Term 4. The Peninsula Tennis Leagues, which had a sign-up day last Saturday, hopes to create a supplement competition from the usual Saturday morning league. Hosted by Better Tennis at the Frankston Tennis Club, the 13 league divisions will be spread across weeknights from Monday to Thursday starting at 4.30pm. Better Tennis coach, Steve Foot, said the Peninsula Tennis Leagues aren’t aiming to take over the Saturday competition but rather create another night for keen tennis players to play matches. “It’s an extra competition for the juniors who can’t play Saturday morning competition due to

other commitments as well as for the players who just want to play extra matches during the week,” he said. The leagues will range from the standard of Les Moss, Loretta Thrupp and section one through to a green ball competition for the younger juniors. Unlike Saturday morning competition, the Peninsula Tennis Leagues is individually based rather than team based. Each junior player will get to play a doubles match, with a new partner each week, and a singles match, played against their doubles partner of that week. The competition is open to tennis players 21 and under. If you’re interested or would like extra information email info@bettertennis.com.au or call Brad Grose on 0410 483 669.

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Mt Eliza flood footy grand finals THE Frankston District Junior Football League grand finals were flooded with red and blue on Sunday 3 September as Mt Eliza prepared 10 teams for the premierships. Mt Eliza Football Club president Fraser Bayne said that even though the club focuses on enjoyment, participation and development, it was a fantastic achievement to have 10 teams through to the FDJFL grand finals as well as an under-17s team through to the South East Juniors grand final. “It’s been a good year for the club,” Bayne said. “It’s a great result and we did really well to have an initial 16 teams through to the finals. “We were also able to have two Mt Eliza girls’ teams playing each other in the under-15s grand final as well as a girls’ team in the under-18s grand final. “It really shows the growth the club has had in women’s football.” FDJFL grand final winners were:

Redleg family: Mt Eliza celebrate a win over the previously unbeaten Frankston YCW in the under-15 Blue grand final. Picture: supplied

Under-11s Blue – Langwarrin, Gold – Frankston Dolphins and Navy – Edithvale-Aspendale; Under-12s Blue –Langwarrin, Gold – Mt Eliza and Girls – Seaford; Under-13s Blue – EdithvaleAspendale and Gold – Frankston Rov-

ers; Under-14s Blue – Carrum Patterson Lakes and Gold – Langwarrin; Under15s Blue – Mt Eliza, Gold – Frankston Dolphins and Girls – Mt Eliza; Under16s – Langwarrin; Under-17s – Mt Eliza and under-18s Girls – Seaford.

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