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THIS Egret was spotted by photographer Gary Sissons struggling to keep down its latest meal — a toadfish with an inflated sense of survival. The egret eventually managed to win the bird v fish battle on the banks of Mordialloc Creek near the Nepean Highway Bridge.

Pokies losses in top ten Neil Walker A WHOPPING $83 million was lost by punters on pokies in Kingston over 12 months according to figures released last month by Victoria’s gambling regulator. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation data shows losses reached $83,016,928 for the 2016-17 financial year to the end of June. The total was lost on 898 electronic gaming machines at 16 venues throughout the municipality.

Alliance for Gambling Reform director Tim Costello said pokies losses of $2.61 billion across the state showed it is time for politicians to step up and stem the flow of money being “drained” from communities. “This time last year we surged through $50 billion in total Victorian losses and in this 25th year of dangerous pokies, another $2.61 billion of harm has been inflicted,” Mr Costello said in a statement. “Measured in 2016 dollars, we are now up to $67 billion in losses and if we keep this up for the next 25 years, these

addictive devices will drain another $70 billion from victims.” Kingston councillors voted in June to join the alliance’s push to lobby both sides of politics in the lead of to next year’s state election to act on pokies reform. Kingston Council signed up as an alliance partner — joining Melbourne, Moreland, Whittlesea, Monash and Greater Dandenong councils — in pledging $25,000 to back the “Pokies Play You” campaign. This 2016-17 losses were down slight-

ly on 2015-16’s total of $83,473,105 but were still high enough to seal Kingston’s place in the top ten of municipalities losing money through pokies, coming in at ninth place. The Labor state government announced last week that venues “that earn the most from pokies” will pay more tax from August 2022 onwards. The tax revenue will be directed to Victoria’s Hospitals and Charities Fund, the Mental Health Fund, alcohol and drug treatment services and the Victorian Responsible Gambling Fund.

“The price and tax rates that we have announced are fairer and will secure important funding for health and community projects across Victoria,” Victorian Gaming and Liquor Regulation Minister Marlene Kairouz said. “Our pubs, clubs and hotels employ thousands of Victorians and this announcement will give them the certainty they need to plan and invest in the future of their local communities.” Venues earning above $6667 per machine each month on average will be taxed at higher rates.

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Promenade plan moves businesses

AN amnesty which runs until September aims to take illegal guns, ammunition and other weapons out of harms way. Gun owners have three months to surrender unregistered and unwanted firearms, ammunition and weapons, to licensed firearms dealers – not the police – without fear of prosecution. Police Superintendent Paul Millett said the amnesty was well timed. “It has been more than 20 years since there was a national amnesty and almost five since the last amnesty in Victoria when about 2500 weapons and firearms were handed in,” Supt Millett said. “We want the community to help keep everyone safe by reducing the availability of unregistered firearms and illegal weapons to those who clearly do not want them for lawful purposes.” In previous amnesties firearms, including imitation and antique guns and rifles, swords, homemade weapons and hunting knives, were surrendered. Unwanted or unregistered firearms, ammunition or weapons can be surrendered to licensed firearms dealers without fear of prosecution. Licenced gun owners may surrender guns for destruction, registration or sale, while those not licensed can surrender them for destruction. They will not have to give their details unless they intend to register or sell them. Details: au or

Neil Walker THREE businesses will be relocated as part of the plan to elevate rail and build a promenade in Carrum to separate road from rail at level crossings. Three buildings will be demolished and two vacant blocks of land acquired off the Nepean Highway by the state government so the $50 million project can proceed next year. Beach Lane, a creative and artistic space for start-ups at 642 Nepean Highway, will have its century old building torn down alongside neighbouring businesses Face The Art, a cosmetic tattoo and eyeliner business, and Addie’s Hobbies, a model toys business. Beach Lane founder Georges McKail said the property acquisition is “problematic” but he did find out “about three months ago” that the business, established in 2015, may have to move premises. “It is what it is. I’ve just got to work out what the process is and what options may exist for Beach Lane.” The businessman said he will talk to the Level Crossing Removal Authority, Kingston Council and Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny about Beach Lane’s impending enforced move. He said he has spoken to Ms Kilkenny and “it is very early days” to decide whether the community space can find a place near the new promenade. Two vacant blocks of land will also be acquired and proposed apartment blocks will no longer be built at the site. Buyers who put down deposits on off-the-plan property purchases will be compensated on a market value basis plus costs. “We know this is a difficult time for

On move: Beach Lane founder Georges McKail among business owners forced to relocate. Picture: Gary Sissons

the affected owners, tenants and off the plan purchasers. Our team is working closely with all parties to assist them through the acquisition process,” LXRA project director Adam Maguire said. “Fair and reasonable compensation will be paid for all properties that need to be acquired.” Markets and cafes may be opened alongside more car parking space at the promenade.

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Gledhill gets Libs’ nod for seat tilt A KINGSTON councillor has been chosen to stand as a candidate for the Liberal Party in Mordialloc at next year’s state election. Cr Geoff Gledhill, who was mayor in 2015, was officially preselected last Wednesday (9 August) over fellow Liberal challenger Rob Beaton by the party to face off against Mordialloc Labor MP Tim Richardson next November. Labor won the seat of Mordialloc from the Liberals at the 2014 state election when Premier Daniel Andrews won government by ousting the one-term former Coalition gov-

ernment at the polls. Mr Richardson’s margin is a slim 2.1 per cent in one of four swinging “sand belt” electorates along the Frankston line — the others being Bentleigh, Carrum and Frankston — seen as crucial to winning government. Carrum, Frankston and Bentleigh are held by Labor my margins under 1 per cent. Former Carrum MP Donna Bauer hopes to win preselection again to try to retake the seat for the Liberal Party. Gandhi Bevinakoppa and Carmella

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Monger are also Liberal candidates for preselection in Carrum. Asher Judah was preselected in Bentleigh earlier this month by the Liberal Party to contest the seat against Labor MP Nick Staikos. Frankston police station commander Senior Sergeant Michael Lamb won Liberal Party preselection on Saturday 5 August to try to unseat incumbent Labor MP Paul Edbrooke. Neil Walker Preselected: Cr Geoff Gledhill will contest the seat of Mordialloc for the Liberal Party at the state election.

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A DARK knight, a wallcrawler and a man of steel visited Frankston Hospital last week in a superhero effort to bring some joy into the day of sick and injured children. Elisabeth Murdoch College stu-

dents Ben Twaites, Christian Larizza and Sebastian Beale visited the emergency department and the children and adolescent ward at Frankston Hospital last Monday (7 August) dressed as Batman, Spider-Man and

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Police patrol Maccas evacuated

STAFF and customers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Braeside were evacuated when the kitchen caught fire, Wednesday 9 August. Kingston police said a tradie working in the bathroom area noticed flames and gave the alarm, 8.40am. The fire had progressed to the kitchen area and into the roof cavity by the time fire brigade crews arrived at the scene on the corner of Centre Dandenong and Boundary roads. The restaurant was still closed and undergoing repairs on Tuesday 15 August. A service station next door was also closed during the emergency. There are no suspicious circumstances, police said. No one was injured.

Car stripped Ram-ing it home: The Rex Australis sculpture on Peninsula Link is heading back to the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park in Langwarrin. Picture: Gary Sissons

Rex makes gallery new home REX Australis – the giant ram’s head which has graced Peninsula Link near the Skye Rd exit for the past four years – is settling in at its new home: McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin. The cast-iron sculpture by Dean Colls is 14 metres long, seven metres high and six metres deep. It will feature near another sculptured favourite: the Tree of Life, by artist

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Phil Price, which was replaced at the Cranbourne Rd exit by Reflective Lullaby – colloquially known as the Giant Gnome, by Gregor Kregar. Fittingly, the intersections at which the sculptures attracted motorists’ attention are the exits for the gallery and park. The sculptures are the result of a partnership between the gallery and Southern Way, which was formed to

manage the selection and installation of 14 artworks along Peninsula Link, which opened in January 2013. Gallery staffers are tight-lipped over what is replacing Rex but it’s sure to be as eye-catching, curator Simon Lawrie said. The gallery is at 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. Stephen Taylor

A FOUR-wheel-drive parked overnight outside a Braeside factory was stripped of parts and electrical gear by thieves, overnight Tuesday 8 August. Kingston police said $3500 damage was caused to the Nissan Patrol when the driver’s side door was forced, electrical wiring pulled out, parts removed, and tyres slashed. Tools were left behind in Downard St by the thieves.

Commodore stolen

A HOLDEN Commodore with a flat tyre was stolen from Westall Rd, Dingley Village, after thieves smashed the driver’s side window, overnight, Saturday 12 August. The car was driven to Harley St where its number plates and various

tools were stolen. The vehicle’s wheel rim was damaged by being driven on the flat tyre.

Cars broken into

A MERCEDES-BENZ and a Holden Commodore were broken into in Wakool Avenue, Mentone, overnight, Wednesday 9 August. Thieves smashed the car’s driver side windows to gain entry. Cash and fuel cards were stolen. They used the same method to break into a MercedesBenz and VW station wagon in Ti-Tree Avenue, Bonbeach, overnight, Saturday 12 August. A garage remote-control and iPhone were stolen.

Cafe break in

THIEVES smashed a glass panel to enter a new cafe in Como Parade, Mentone, overnight, Sunday 30 July. They rifled cupboards, drawers and forced open the register at Platform Jnr but nothing was stolen.

Batteries removed SIX truck batteries valued at $1000 were stolen from three trucks parked overnight at a Century Dr, Braeside, business, Friday 28 July.

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THIEVES smashed the rear windscreen of a car parked in the driveway of a house in Riviera St, Mentone, overnight, Friday 28 July. They stole an amount of cash from the centre console. Another car parked beside it was not touched.





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Battle of the Sounds hits the stage FUSE Productions and Kingston Youth Services are calling on unsigned young musicians to perform at the annual Battle of the Sounds heat in Mordialloc this month. Talented Kingston youth will battle it out in front of a live audience – alongside headline act Reuben Stone and 2016 Battle of the Sounds winner Alyssa (Alzzy) Allet – on Friday 18 August at Allan Mclean Hall in Mordialloc. Solo artists, duos, bands, and performers of all genres and styles are encouraged to apply and promote their music to the Kingston community and beyond. Winning performers will take home and industry prize pack, which includes recording time at the Alamo Studio, a photography shoot, and an online distribution pack, courtesy of World of Music, Frank Amato, and Ditto. Competition runners up will also receive recording time at Deluxe SRS rehearsal studios thanks to Deluxe Audio. The winning act will also get the chance to progress to the regional heats, and the grand final which


will be held at next year’s Moomba Festival. To enter the Kingston heats, contestants must be under the age of 21, unsigned, and have a connection to Kingston. The event is fully supervised event is presented by Kingston’s youth-led Fuse Productions crew, with Victorian Government’s FReeZA Program, and The Push Inc. Fuse Production Crew is made up of young people aged 14-25, and Kingston Youth Services is recruiting crew members with an interest in events, marketing, music, and audio engineering to join. To secure a spot as a spectator at the fully supervised, all ages, drug and alcohol-free event – grab a ticket for $10 at the door (cash only), or for $8 at online. Battle of the Sounds is on 6pm-9pm on Friday 18 August at Allan McLean Hall, corner Lewis and Albert streets, Mordialloc. For performer applications or more information phone Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436 or see online.

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FLEDGLING surfboard makers Paul and Phil Trigger thought they had a great idea when it came to naming and identifying their surfboards: “Let’s start with the First Dimension”. This was in the late 1960s when they were shaping boards in a lane at the back of their parents’ house in Bonbeach. By the time they were getting close to the Eighth Dimension they realised there was a need for a simpler numbering system. “What’s going to happen when we got to the 125th or 150th?” Paul Trigger remembers asking his brother. Instead of deciding to start with the number one, they decided against numbering their boards altogether, and that’s the way it’s been ever since. A couple of weeks ago the Triggers – who have shops at Point Leo and Frankston - received a call from Western Australia by someone offering one of the early “Dimension” boards. Paul trigger remembers taking it on a weekend's surf at Wilsons Promontory and quickly deciding “I didn’t like it”. He’s not sure if it’s the Third or Fifth Dimension, but it was built about the same time the American pop group The Fifth Dimension changed its name from The Versatiles. The group’s most memorable hit was “Up, up and away”, theme song for a nowdefunct Australian airline. You’ve got to wonder, and marvel, at how those US musicians heard about (and were inspired by) the Triggers’ Dimension numbering system. And while the musicians kept the name, the Triggers went back to just

building boards. Something they’ve been doing for the past half a century, with no end in sight. Paul Trigger says their older boards keep popping up. In the 1960s the surf industry was in its infancy and getting raw materials was not always easy. The fibreglass cloth with resin to coat a shaped foam blank was heavy and coarse. Putting their Trigger Bros brand on the board required using Letraset, a plastic lettering system that involved rubbing the paper-backed letters straight onto the surfboard blank. The Triggers chose and old English font which had previously been used by their father and an uncle on their “Trigger Brothers” grocery shop in Hesse St, Queenscliff. While the branding changed over the years, the brothers have now reverted to that old typography. And the boards? Well they have progressed from those early Dimensions, keeping pace with the trends to multi-fins and lighter materials. But the enthusiasm for coming up with the right shape and finish has not waned, as is shown whenever a new board is placed in the racks at their shops or, if custom built, handed over to its new owner. There’s anticipation and an appreciation by looking at its lines of how the board will perform in the surf. Keith Platt Board talk: Paul Trigger with one of the first boards he made with his brother Phil in the late 1960s - a board that helped take them out of their Dimension era.

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Neil Walker A DECISION to push ahead with a residential subdivision in part of Langwarrin’s Cruden Farm has been delayed until later in the year. A planning application due to be discussed by Frankston councillors at August’s public council meeting on Monday 14 August was withdrawn by the trustees of the former homestead of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. Frankston Council was set to deliberate on the contentious proposal to rezone parcels of land within the 54-hectare estate for residential development. State Labor Planning Minister Richard Wynne would have to agree to move the Urban Growth Boundary to accommodate the building of more than 100 homes on about 15 hectares of land south of Cranbourne Rd and east of the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. The idyllic 54-hectare estate was Dame Elisabeth Murdoch’s home for eight decades before her death in 2012 at the age of 103. Dame Elisabeth was the mother of News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch. The estate was transferred into the name of Cruden Custodian Limited in 2013 and its trustees include several grandchildren of Dame Elisabeth but not the media mogul himself. Its gardens are sometimes open to the public and the estate hosts community and charity events at the behest of Dame Elisabeth who was a renowned philanthropist. A report by consultancy firm Urbis, commissioned by the Cruden Farm trustees, has been obtained under freedom of information from Frankston Council by the Defenders of the South East Green Wedge. The group is opposed to the carve up of green wedge land for residential development. The Urbis report proposes opening up Cruden

Farm as a “tourism gateway” for the Mornington Peninsula and mentions the possibility of “third party private sector operators” using part of the grounds for “commercial uses” such as a cafe or art gallery while the rest of the property is operated on a “not for profit” basis. The report also suggests schools could visit Cruden Farm for horticulture education purposes. The Urbis report reveals: “Discussions with Frankston City Council have identified the potential for the Council’s indigenous plant nursery to be relocated to Cruden Farm, offering further learning opportunities in indigenous planting, bushland regeneration, and plant propagation.” Council’s indigenous nursery is currently located at McCulloch Avenue in Seaford. Defenders spokesman Barry Ross said the group is “not opposed to a lot of things suggested” but there is concern that “the gracious feel of Cruden Farm could be jeopardised”. “We think that the green wedge is sacred and shouldn’t be touched. There is a commitment to a permanent urban growth boundary,” Mr Ross said. “If the government approves this we’ll have a whole lot of other people on the boundary wanting their land rezoned as well. It will open up the floodgates.” It is understood the trustees withdrew the planning application for consideration at August’s council meeting to include more detail in the proposal. Mr Ross noted the Urbis report did not include any financial figures to justify the trustees’ assertions that proceeds from the sale of the land for homes construction are needed to keep the grounds of Dame Elisabeth’s former homestead open to the public for generations to come. “It doesn’t substantiate it from a financial point of view. We don’t know what kind of income they’re getting in now, we don’t know what their expenses are.” The planning application may now be submitted to council in November.

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Young woman hit by car and killed in Mornington sentative at the Council table. *** IN the course of an article on the treatment of pastures for the prevention of cripples, etc., in cattle in the Victorian Journal of Agriculture for the present month there is an interesting account by one of the Government Dairy Inspectors of a visit to the farms of the Misses Baxter at Mt Eliza and of Messrs Grindal and Jones of Moorooduc. *** THE Belgian cushion which was raffled by Miss Martindale has realized the sum of £2 3s for the Lady Mayoress’ Patriotic League. Mrs Scott, of Port Melbourne, is the winner of the cushion, holding ticket No 121. Miss Martindale is very grateful for the help she received from her Frankston friends. *** THE Pageant of Loyalty which was to have taken place in Frankston on Saturday last, and had to be postponed for the second time, on account of very wet weather, is to take place on Saturday, September 1st, and promises to be even a greater success than was ever anticipated. Larger committees have been formed and everybody is setting about their work in a manner which can only mean success. All bodies who expected, and had promised to take part in the proceedings, will look upon September 1st as a settled date, and one which will long be remembered. A grand concert is arranged to take place in the evening. *** AS a great number of people had hired

Compiled by Cameron McCullough A FATAL motor accident occurred at Mornington on Wednesday afternoon, (says the “Age”.) As Mr Albert Dawson, of Two Bay’s Nursery was crossing the street with his sister, Elsie ( Mabe) Dawson, a motor Car, driven an ordinary pace by Mr George Weigall, came round a corner, and before they could get clear it struck Miss Dawson to the ground, passing over her body. Mr Weigall who had observed them too late to prevent a collision, immediately pulled up the car. Miss Dawson, who was unconscious, and suffering from internal injuries, was conveyed to her home where she was attended by Dr Bird. The case was pronounced hopeless. Death occurred at 10 o’clock. Miss Dawson was 22 years of age. The funeral took place at Mornington on Thursday. *** THE “Australian.” Club will hold a dance in the Mechanics’ Hall this evening, to which all are welcome. *** MESSRS Adamson Strettle will hold their usual sale at Tanti, on Monday next for which good entries are advertised. *** THE infant son of Mr and Mrs J. Williams, of Frankston, is in hospital, very seriously ill. *** CR Oates invites the ratepayers of the North Riding of the Shire to attend a meeting at the Frankston Mechanics’, on Wednesday evening next, to hear him give an account of his stewardship during the last six years, as their repre-












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to enlist, and that man was killed, was a murderess, and if a man did so he was a murderer. The accused was asked to retire from the room but refused to do so, when he was escorted to the door by two returned soldiers, he retired. Jas Grice, sworn, deposed that he remembered the evening of 29th June. Was chairman at dinner given at Pier Hotel on that evening. He gave permission for Mrs Heymenson to address those assembled. Accused objected to the lady speaking, and said she was as bad as a murderess. He was asked to withdraw his statement but he said he would not. He was then asked to leave the room and when he refused Messrs Taylor and Dial escorted him to the door. He was not the worse for drink. Messrs Taylor, Young, Brody and Mrs Heymenson corroborated the evidence of Mr Grice. Const Ryan said that he saw accused on the 8th July last when he handed the constable a written statement (which was read in court.) In the statement the accused said his mind was a blank to all that had occurred after he entered the supper room that evening, and he had no recollection of anything that had occurred, He must have been out of his mind at the time, and was very sorry for what he had said. He was a loyal subject and subscribed liberally to patriotic funds. The Bench considered the offence proved and the accused was fined £25 with £7 7s costs. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 August 1917





the horse. Const Ryan deposed that he visited the Pier Hotel stables on 28th July, and saw a grey horse in a very emaciated condition. It was tied up with the bridle on and the bit in its mouth. He saw no sign of water or feed. On the Sunday following, the defendant went to him about the horse. He acknowledged that he had not left any instructions, with regard to feeding or watering the horse. For the defence accused said he was called hurridly to Melbourne on account of his mother’s illness and when he did not return the same evening he telephoned to Taylor the next duty to look after the horse. The Bench held the accused guilty, but on account of him being a pensioner and in ill health they would let him off with a fine of 20s in default 7 days imprisonment with 21s coats. USING UTTERANCES PREJUDICIAL TO RECRUITING Chas A. Tait appeared to answer the above charge. Mr Williams, instructed by an officer of the Crown Law Department appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Sunniberg for the defence. In outlining the case Mr Williams said the words were spoken by accused at a dinner given at the Pier Hotel on the evening of the 29th June when during an interval a lady asked the chairman’s permission to say a few words in favor of recruiting. Permission was given, and it was whilst the lady was speaking that the accused rose and said he objected to anyone speaking in favor, of recruiting and any woman who persuaded a man


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fancy costumes, to take part in the procession, and were unable to wear them on account of the wet day, a fancy dress dance was held on Saturday night, and many fine costumes were worn. Eighteen pence and one shilling was the price of admission, and over ten pounds was taken at the door, which will go towards paying the Pageant of Loyalty expenses. The “Wattle” Club gave the refreshments, having provided more than was necessary for the soldiers in the afternoon. Dancing was indulged in till twelve o’clock to music supplied by Mr Brierley, and a very happy evening was spent. *** Frankston Court of Petty Sessions. Monday August 13th, 1917. (Before Mr Cohen. P.M. and Messrs Williams, Oates, Crawford Grant, Murray and McLean Js.P.) CRUELTY TO A HORSE. F. C Ryan, Constable of police v Peter Nicotingo.Mr Cook appeared for the complainant. F. V. Taylor deposed that he was a motor garage a proprietor residing at Frankston. Remembered Friday 27th July. Saw accused on that day bring his horse into the yard of the Pier Hotel, and put it in the stable. The horse was in very poor condition. Accused made no provision for feeding the horse. Accused never rang witness up asking him to feed or water the animal. A. Evens deposed that he saw accused put the horse in the stable and corroborated the evidence of the former witness. The saddle and bridle were left on



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SCOTTISH SINGER-SONGWRITER ISLA GRANT HITS FRANKSTON Following her 2015 triumphant sell-out concert performances, Scotland’s legendary singer-songwriter ISLA GRANT returns to Australia with exciting new songs from her latest album release “I’m A Survivor” - plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music. The ever-popular singer will be touring with her equally talented husband AL GRANT and singer and multi-instrumentalist GLEN FLYNN. As an Internationally acclaimed recording artist ISLA GRANT’s distinctive voice encompasses all genres from country folk songs to easy listening compliments an evening of old favourites to new songs - this has established her as a major recording artist in the USA, Canada, U.K, Australia and New Zealand. The Triple-Platinum Recording singer-songwriter ISLA GRANT in Concert promises to be an unmissable event. ISLA GRANT hails from Scotland and a household name in Ireland and has developed a large following here in Australia and New Zealand. She started out as a folk singer, but these days she’s known as a singer/song writer whose music style crosses from country/folk to easy listening... The Allanton, Berwickshire based ISLA GRANT never had any doubts about career ambitions, having grown up around music, her father was a piper, her mother was a singer and her grandfather a fiddler. From the age of 14 Isla was performing in the folk clubs of Glasgow and Edinburgh.“The big acts working the folk clubs, at the time, were Eddie & Finbar Furey, The Dubliners & Billy Connolly, who was a member of the group named “The Humblebums” she recalled. A few years later Isla took her

music South of the Border, to the clubs of Northeast England, a tough learning ground for any newcomer in the business, where audiences clearly let it be known if they didn’t like a performance. Someone once remarked, “If you can work these clubs, you can work anywhere!” ISLA GRANT passed her apprenticeship with flying colours. Around this time her music moved away from folk to country and she started listening to the music of Merle Haggard, “He is possibly the finest country artist of them all, his songs have got me through a lot of hard times over the years”. The club scene also brought her in contact with Al, who was heading up his own band. They married in 1992, after having worked as Isla Grant & Al Young. ISLA GRANT had built up a considerable repertoire, but facing an audience again would be a traumatic ordeal. However, having made the decision she appeared at a theatre in Kelso, where she received an immediate & enthusiastic response and she soon overcame all fear & trepidation.A recording deal was struck with a record company in Dublin, who also represent Foster & Allen. Now after 11 albums, some of which have gone triple platinum, ISLA GRANT has branched out and started her own record label (I.G.E) and released her first album on her own label in October 2008. ISLA GRANT now tours the world and has an ever-increasing fan base that enthusiastically support her live concerts and album releases. Performing Tuesday 19th September, 2017 FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE - Bookings: (03) 9784 1060.


Fist Bump Your Way to Glory By Stuart McCullough IT’S weird, when you think about it. In fact, if you give it any more than a moment’s thought, it’s downright bizarre. The idea of greeting someone by offering your hand to them so that they might place their palm against yours while a pair of conjoined knuckles bump up and down – it’s a ritual from another age. For starters, it’s desperately unhygienic. Not to mention the fact that some people – try as they might – just can’t do it properly. Too soft and it’s a sign of weakness. Too rough and people will either think your unhinged or President Trump; if, indeed, those two things are in fact different. The origins of the handshake go right back to at least the fifth century BC, probably right after the first ever tennis match. It’s believed that the ritual developed as a gesture of peace, a way of demonstrating that you were unarmed. Notwithstanding the irony of proving that you’re unarmed by offering your hand, a custom developed and has been with us ever since. Frankly, it’s unnecessary. I shouldn’t have to prove to you that I am not packing heat. That much should be assumed. And it’s strange that something that’s meant to be a friendly gesture could, in fact, be passing on scabies. There are different types of handshakes. The scouting movement prefers to shake with the left hand, catching the unwitting off their guard. Doubtless, the reverse handshake owes much to the scouting motto – ‘Be Prepared’. If you’re ready when someone thrusts his greasy southpaw in your direction, you’re pretty much ready for anything. Freemasons (apparently) have a secret handshake. There’s also the ‘double hander’ in which you use your free left hand to grip the recipient’s forearm. It’s either a gesture of intimacy or preparation for a judo throw. The world’s record for the longest handshake was set in 2008. Clocking in at nine hours and thirty minutes, Kevin Whittaker and Cory Jens

entered the handshake hall of fame. I’m not sure how you’d go about congratulating someone for an achievement of that nature. Normally, you’d shake hands, but that seems like overkill in this instance. Clearly, though, this was a record that was highly coveted and it was broken the following year by Jack Tsonis and Lindsay Morrison who shook hands for a staggering twelve hours and thirty four minutes. I can only hope they’re still on speaking terms. Sadly, there was barely time to bask in the afterglow of their achievement before their record was smashed the following week by Matthew Rosen and Joe Ackerman who took it north of fif-

teen hours and presumably had nothing better to do. In January 2011, the record book was rewritten with four people sharing the honours. Alistair Galpin, Don Purdon and brothers, Rohish and Santosh Timilsina succeeded in shaking hands for thirty three hours and three minutes. That’s more than a day. I’m not sure what the mechanics of a handshake like that must be or how they navigate the call of nature, but I suspect there would be moments when a handshake of such dimensions would be confronting. It’s obvious that we’ve taken the handshake just about as far as it can go. It’s time we moved on to something that’s ‘next level’.

Say a big ‘hello’ to the fist bump. In stark contrast to the handshake, there’s little in the way of contact and, therefore, a lot less bacteria. But it’s got so much more than its hygienic superiority in its favour. The handshake has its origins in proving you don’t have a weapon. It’s practically a gesture of surrender. The fist bump, however, comes to us from the sport of boxing. It’s a sign of respect. A handshake is just a handshake. But a fist bump has lots of other incredibly cool names, like the ‘power five’, ‘PIB’ (which stands for ‘pound it bro’) and, my personal favourite, ‘pibbys’. More than that, a fist bump was how the Wonder Twins transformed themselves into some other object. Barely an episode of ‘Super Friends’ passed by without Zan and Jayna performing an alien fist bump and declaring ‘Wonder Twin powers – activate!’ You don’t get superpowers with a handshake. Not ever. Sweaty palms? No problem. With a power five, no one need ever know. Concerned that your handshake will betray you as never having done a day’s manual labour in your life? Well fear no more. The fist bump has you well and truly covered. Fit for any occasion, it’s truly a greeting for the twenty first century. So don’t be shy. Whether you’re being interviewed for a big new job or congratulating the parish priest after the Sunday ceremony, give the fist bump a whirl. And if the person you’re trying to greet looks confused at your attempt to give a power five, don’t despair. You’ll be able to comfort yourself that your proposed greeting has just a fraction of the germs as well as being the salutation of choice of many of world’s most talented sports people. As for me, I’m not sure I ever really mastered the handshake. So if you see me down the street, don’t be offended if I decline to shake your hand. Just offer me pibbys and we’ll be fine.

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By Toe Punt MT ELIZA moved back inside the top five in MPNFL Peninsula Division on Sunday after an after-the-siren victory against Mornington at Alexandra Park. James Hammond took a wonderful pack park in the goal square with just seconds on the clock and then went back and converted after the siren to hand the Redlegs a five point win. Despite the fact that an inexperienced, more committed Mornington side appeared the better side all afternoon, Mt Eliza always seemed to have the answers at the right time. Warwick Miller was clearly the most influential and best player on the ground with seven goals for Mornington but it wasn’t enough to claim the victory. The Redlegs are now inside the top five by less than two per cent, pushing Seaford out of the top bracket. In the final game of the season, Seaford plays Bonbeach at Bonbeach while Mt Eliza hosts bottom of the ladder Langwarrin. The final five is now set. It what was a critical game for Seaford against Edithvale-Aspendale at home on Saturday. Despite drawing level in the last quarter, the Tigers went down by seven points, 11.14 (80) to 12.15 (87). The loss dropped the Tigers out of the top five, equal on points with Mt Eliza by two percent in arrears. The Tigers lost the game with a poor first quarter, down by 31 points at the first change. They rallied until the end but once again the Eagles showed they are true contenders for the title. Charlie Martello snagged four for

the winners and Jeremy Heys and Timmy Mannix were superb. Curtus Murfett, Rourke Fischer and Damian Rayson were superb for the Tigers. Pines returned the winner’s list on Saturday after four straight losses, beating Chelsea by 10 goals. The game was tight early but the Pythons shifted up a gear in the second half, booting 10 goals to four to win 18.12 (120) to 9.6 (60). The Pythons seemed to have lost their way since star Aaron Edwards went down with a knee injury but they regained their mojo on Saturday. Pythons coach Pat Swayne said on the RPP Footy Show on Saturday morning that his side had been maintaining its standards in every area, other than conversion. “Aaron was converting his opportunities in front of goal at 87 per cent – that’s ridiculous accuracy,” Swayne said. “We have been right there in our losses and all of our other key performance indicators like contested footy, inside 50’s etc have been consistent all season. It was just that conversion that was hurting us. “Against Seaford last week we had our chances but booted 1.5 and two out-of-bounds on the full. You can’t win games with that return,” Swayne said. It’s conversion as pretty good on Saturday, booting 18 of 30 opportunities at goal. More impressively, Pines had 10 contributors on the scoreboard. Despite the loss, it’s been an exciting week for the Seagulls with Brett Dunne handing over the coaching reigns to James Brain in 2018. Dunne has done a superb job with the club since taking over as coach and has

provided great stability after having five coaches in five seasons. He has been well-supported by the hard working executive and committee at the club also. Current Mordialloc-Braeside Under 17 coach Dan Knopers will take over the Gull’s Under 19s next season in another exciting development or the club. More exciting news at Karingal too with Michael Burke declaring he will go around again next season to celebrate the new social rooms and of course be around to help celebrate the 300th game of great mate Luke VanRaay, who is missing at the moment with a knee injury. Burke, who is tipped to win his 10th club best and fairest this season, is showing no signs of slowing down. Unfortunately though on Saturday against Bonbeach, the Bulls were not able to push in the second half, going down by 39 points, 13.6 (84) to 6.9 (45). Riley Hodson “brought his own footy” to Lloyd Park in Frankston YCW’s 16.18 (114) to 6.5 (41) win against Langwarrin. Hodson booted five majors and was the best player on the ground in what was Craig Nankervis’ 250th game for the club. Nankervis was only the seventh player in the club’s history to play 250 games. Nick Tuddenham and Michael Parker were the best of the Kangas. Too hot to handle: Frankston YCW got up easily over Langwarrin on Saturday. Picture: Scott Memery

Top five tussle down to final round NEPEAN LEAGUE

By Toe Punt THE battle for a place in the top five will come down to the final game of the season this Saturday in MPNFL Nepean Division football. Red Hill and Dromana are separated in fifth and sixth position by just 1.64 percent going into the final round. Red Hill faces Tyabb and Dromana plays Rye in the last game. The Hillmen went into Saturday’s round holding a .6 per cent lead over Dromana, however, with a convincing 78-point victory over Crib Point, were able to extend their margin (121.76 per cent v 120.12 per cent). Dromana too faced a tough contest against Pearcedale at Pearcedale but walked away with a 77-point victory. Meanwhile, Rosebud booted the last three goals of the game in the final 12 minutes in the last quarter to force a drawn game with Hastings. The Blues’ form had been strong coming into the clash with narrow losses against the competition’s powerhouses Sorrento and Frankston Bombers. At the 14-minute mark of the last quarter, Hastings’ star Paul Rogasch booted his sixth goal of the match and extended the margin to what appeared to be a match-winning 17 points. However, a snap from Aaron Rose and a conversion to Brenton Payne in the dying minutes dragged the scores to 10.12 (72) apiece.


Anthony Pegg and Sean Downie were superb for the Buds while Rogasch, Stevey Robb and Matt Clifford on Keegan Downie were fantastic for the Blues. It was Rosebud’s first match against a top side in the past two months. However, it would need to improve considerably on that performance on Saturday to be considered a genuine threat for the title. Chris Irving booted seven goals and was dominant for Red Hill against Crib Point, helping his side to a 19.22 (136) to 9.4 (58) win. Brad Davidson booted four second-half goals and Luke Herrington played arguably his best game of the season. Matt Hammond and Rikki Johnston booted four goals each in Dromana’s 20.13 (133) to 8.8 (56) win against Pearcedale. In what appeared to be a danger game for the Tigers, they were able to boot 11 goals to four after half time. Shaun Clarke was again outstanding, this time pushing forward and booting three goals. Andrejs Everitt made it nine goals in two weeks after booting four majors in Somerville’s 14.20 (104) to 4.7 (31) victory over Tyabb. Timmy McGenniss and Benny Sedgewick were outstanding in the win. In the final game, Sam Fox booted six goals and Jason Kingsbury four in Frankston’s strong 18.18 (126) to 8.5 (53) win against Devon Meadows.

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No quarter given: Rosebud and Hastings played out a dramatic draw at the weekend. Picture: Rab Siddhi


MPNFL clubs ‘to take control’ By Toe Punt MORNINGTON Peninsula Nepean Football League clubs may be forced to investigate alternative administration to manage their competition after their calls for a structure not involving South East Nepean Football Netball (SENFL) clubs once again fell on AFL South East deaf ears at a meeting held last Wednesday night. MPNFL club delegates met at Frankston Bombers last week and once again voted unanimously against any divisional structure that included South East Nepean Football Netball (SENFL) clubs. However, AFL South East General Manager John Anderson, who asked if he could attend the meeting, once again refused to provide his views on the proposal. What Mr Anderson was keen to push across though was his claims that a number of clubs wrote to him after the proforma letter was sent to

say they supported divisional football. He would not share details of who those clubs were. Regardless, for the second time in a month, clubs in attendance voted unanimously against the AFL South East recommendations of a three-tier divisional structure involving SENFL. Mr Anderson was joined at the meeting by AFL South East commissioners, former Frankston YCW star Paul Theobald and former EdithvaleAspendale president Ted Turner. MPNFL clubs may be left with no other choice but to seek alternatives to their governance. Meanwhile, SENFL Clubs are also feeling frustrated over the constant procrastination of the region’s governing body to make a decision, given it was supposed to hand down recommendations at the end of 2016. Already this year, the submission period was extended, despite the MPNFL’s staunch stance, whilst a commission decision was deferred last

week to 21 August. There’s still no guarantee that a decision will be made on 21 August, despite recommendations being heard on that date by the commission. In a landscape that currently seems shaky, one thing is for certain, SENFL clubs are becoming increasingly frustrated, their hands tied in planning for 2018. Kahl Heinze, a former Narre Warren president and a key member in leading the Casey-Cardinia breakaway from the MPNFL, took to social media to express his frustrations. “It’s been said before – the answer that’s best for SENFL Clubs is an en-masse move to Southern Football League to create a new premier division,” Mr Heinze wrote. “AFL SE has ignored this completely the whole time. Nepean and Peninsula have been steadfast in their stance for three years so divisional football was never going to involve the MPNFL Leagues. “I’m sorry

to say this but the AFLSE has been asleep at the wheel on this one – politics and regional commission boundaries have proven to be more important to our governing body than the survival of clubs in the SENFL. “Maybe it’s time for a review into the effectiveness of the AFLSE itself,” he said. It is believed that the struggling Hampton Park is seeking a lifeline in the Southern League, leaving just eight SENFL clubs, something they are not enthusiastic about with fees split between fewer clubs putting additional financial pressure on the clubs. A number of SENFL Clubs, including Pakenham, Cranbourne and Beaconsfield, released statements last week supporting AFL South East’s stance on a divisional structure involving MPNFL clubs. The alternatives being flagged by the SENFL Clubs are to join a neigh-

bouring league en-masse or going it alone to seek new homes which would fracture and eventually break the SENFL competition. SENFL clubs are clearly understanding and supportive of the MPNFL clubs’ plight, although they are rightly and understandably seeking the best interests of themselves and the future of their own competition. The MPNFL clubs are doing the same thing and it doesn’t involve SENFL. So, is a decision made based on the best interests of eight or nine clubs who generally admit geographically it doesn’t make sense or do MPNFL clubs get listened to? If AFL South East’s stance on Wednesday night is any indication, then divisional football will be introduced regardless of the unanimous thoughts of its member clubs. With that, the clubs just may feel they have little choice but to seek alternative administration.

Season on the line for Langwarrin, Mornington SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN and Mornington go head-to-head on Saturday at Lawton Park in the most anticipated contest on the peninsula for years. At stake is a place in next season’s National Premier League second division and the honour of becoming the first local outfit to gain entry to Victoria’s elite club competition. Langy’s lead in the race for the State 1 South-East title was cut to five points over Mornington last weekend. While Gus Macleod’s side had to settle for a point in a controversial 0-0 draw away to Manningham United, Adam Jamieson’s men were engineering a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind away win over Caulfield United Cobras. Caulfield’s Mario Hofmann had Mornington on the back foot when he opened the scoring after just four minutes and two excellent defensive plays inside the area by youngster Charlie Parker stopped the home side from increasing its lead. On both occasions, Parker didn’t dive in but used his body well to first outmanoeuvre beanpole striker Cort Kibler-Melby in the 24th minute then Hofmann in the 36th minute. Then the man that can’t stop scoring, Sammy Orritt, levelled in the 38th minute from close range. A minute later Wayne Gordon made it 2-1 when he came steaming in at the back post to hammer home Ryan Paczkowski’s cutback from the left of the area. A minute into the second period Gordon headed wide from point-blank range following Keegan Ziada’s cross from the left and Caulfield keeper Dennys Martin did well to parry a Paczkowski shot in the 66th minute following a fine pass from Scott Millar. Four minutes later Caulfield midfielder Joe Summerbell curled his shot onto the bar after a great run by Chris Smack but Caulfield captain Danny Topping’s back post header in the 75th minute made it 2-2. Jamieson rolled the dice by bringing on central defensive stalwart Stevie Elliott and playing him up front and it was a gamble that would pay enormous dividends. With Mornington’s title tilt in the balance and the clock ticking over into the second minute of time added Orritt

Super Sammy: Mornington import Sammy Orritt has been in red-hot form. Picture: John Punshon

gained possession wide on the right. He jinked this way and that creating enough room for a cross and when he delivered he put the ball on a plate for Elliott who came thundering in to power his header home for the decider. The celebrations which followed showed how much this meant to Mornington’s players, bench and supporters. Meanwhile up at Park Avenue Reserve the travelling Langy fans were bemoaning referee Manny Haractsis’ decision to ignore penalty appeals in the 89th minute. Substitute Navin Vellupilay played a one-two with Alex Metcalfe then was felled inside the area but play was waved on. A few minutes earlier gun Langy import Connor Belger had broken through into a one-on-one with Manningham keeper Mathew Banovic but shot wide with the goal at his mercy. Despite Belger’s miss, he remains the man who holds the key to Langy’s fortunes this weekend while the club will test the fitness of defender Kieron Kenny and striker Liam Baxter.

There’s little doubt that one of the men Langy must curtail is 24-year-old Englishman Orritt. His signing in June has been a masterstroke and he has become Mornington’s talisman. The former Rotherham United junior has taken State 1 by storm with nine goals in seven games and is a class act. While the title race is yet to be decided no such doubt exists in the State 1 South-East reserves competition with Ronnie Whitton’s Langwarrin defeating Manningham 1-0 to clinch the championship. Substitute Mitch Blake scored the winner in the 80th minute. Langy’s closest rival was Clifton Hill but it went down 4-2 to St Kilda while Mornington took over second spot with a 4-0 win in curious circumstances. Both Caulfield and Mornington reserves squads arrived at Victory Park to find that the ground hadn’t been marked out but referee Dragoslav Mirkovic was in a benevolent mood and allowed the game to start 24 minutes after the appointed kick-off time of 1pm and con-

sist of 35-minute halves. What had started in bizarre fashion descended into farce in the second half when the referee indicated to the Mornington bench that if they didn’t substitute Irishman Mick Richardson then he was going to send him off. No prizes for guessing Richardson’s reaction as he headed for an early shower. Mirkovic had far less impact on proceedings as an assistant referee in the senior match. Southern United’s under-13s have both hands firmly on the NPLW championship but can’t hold the trophy aloft just yet. Their 2-1 win away to Bulleen on Sunday gives them a seven-point lead over Calder United plus a vastly superior goal difference with just three games left. Southern’s goalscorer was Brianna Watson, her first came two minutes before the break and the second seven minutes into the second half. The seniors (8.30pm) and under-18s (6.30pm) play at Bulleen’s Veneto Club tonight (Monday). Peninsula Strikers are staring down the barrel after going down 6-3 to visitors Beaumaris on Saturday. Declan Byrne opened the scoring for Beaumaris in the 11th minute but his contribution ended in the 84th minute when he was sent off. Other Beaumaris scorers were Kieron Kennedy (28th, 61st), Adam Hester (37th, 44th) and Toby Nowell (85th). Raphael Stulz (5th, 92nd) and Chris McKenna (70th) scored for Strikers. Doncaster Rovers leapfrogged Strikers with a 3-1 win home win over North Caulfield on Saturday night pushing the Centenary Park club into second last spot in State 2 South-East. Another local State 2 club, Seaford United, continued its miserable season with a 7-0 drubbing away to title contender Eltham Redbacks on Saturday all but condemning Paulo Pinheiro’s side to a last-placed finish while Frankston Pines’ 0-0 home draw with Old Scotch pushes Pines five points clear of the relegation zone. Skye United clings on to a one-point lead over third-placed Brandon Park in State 3 South-East and faces a crucial fixture on Saturday against State 3 South-East champion elect Knox City at Skye Recreation Reserve. Skye won 2-0 away from home against Noble Park on Saturday while

Brandon Park thumped bottom side Sandringham City 7-2 and now has the same goal difference as Skye and has scored more goals. Both clubs meet in round 22 in what looms as a season-defining contest. Although Skye dominated most of the possession in the early exchanges on Saturday Noble Park was denied by the crossbar on three occasions. However midway through the half Marcus Collier found space in the box and lashed home a strike to give the visitors the lead. The second half was much of the same as chances went begging for the visitors but after some nervous moments in defence Skye substitute Lawrence Komba won a penalty in the 90th minute and skipper Mark O’Connor calmly finished it off. The match ended on a sour note for Skye with Johnny Andrinopolous being sent off after receiving a second yellow card deep into injury time. Baxter’s hopes of promotion from State 4 South came to a full stop on Saturday with a shock 4-1 loss to secondbottom side Hampton Park United. Hampton Park led 2-0 at half time with goals from Daniel Milne (8th minute) and Mitchell Hawkins (25th) while a second-half double from Adrian Mirauta completed the rout. Baxter’s sole response came from leading scorer Mark Pagliarulo. Springvale City remained on top of the State 4 South table with a 3-0 win over Rosebud Heart at Ross Reserve on Friday night. Springvale’s scorers were Adem Alicevic (7th minute), Minas Leminded (31st) and substitute Dzenan Mujcic (87th). This weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Mornington (Lawton Park), Frankston Pines v Beaumaris (Monterey Reserve), Seaford Utd v Old Scotch (North Seaford Reserve), Skye Utd v Knox (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Harrisfield Hurricanes (Baxter Park), Rosebud Heart v Hampton Park Utd (Truemans Road Reserve), Somerville Eagles v White Star Dandenong (Barber Reserve). SATURDAY 7pm: Heatherton Utd v Peninsula Strikers (Bosnia and Herzegovina Centre). SUNDAY 3pm: Southern Utd v NTC (Monterey Reserve, U13s bye, U15s 11.30am, U18s 1pm).

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