Darlington Review • Vol.62 • No.5 • June 2022

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Vol. 62 | No. 5 | June 2022

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Silver Tree Steiner School

PLAYGROUP Silver Tree Steiner School Playgroup provides a tranquil environment in which to bond with your child. Each session is led by an experienced Playgroup Leader who engages children with songs and stories chosen to meet the developmental needs of this age group. Bread making is a highlight of the session and the children love to shape and knead their dough and share the baked result. Sessions run a Wednesday and Thursday and enrolments are accepted at any time during the term. Call us to join on 9295 4787

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MEMBERS OF THE DARLINGTON REVIEW Anglican Church (Church Office 9299 7274) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 7240 Baha’i Faith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susheel Croft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0402 023 704 Bushfire Ready Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 969 223 Darlington Arts Festival Inc. (DAF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Pemberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 0154 Darlington Bushwalk Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cliff Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6696 Darlington Chamber Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Firth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 204 845 Darlington Christian Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Murray Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 174 441 Darlington Community Garden (DCG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susie Itzstein – warmfuzzyhill@bigpond.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0414 771 741 Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group (DCRAG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 969 223 Darlington Dipsticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bindi Datson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 1050 Darlington Family Playgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacey Phipps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0417 955 835 Darlington History Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Shiell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6868 Darlington Pavilion Project (DaSRA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . geoff@pmdwa.com Darlington Primary School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6888 Darlington Primary School P & C Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rowena MacKinnon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pnc@gmail.com Darlington Ratepayers & Residents Association (DRRA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Beadle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . drra@darlingtonvillage.org Darlington Retirement Accommodation Assn Inc. (DRAA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Earnshaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0427 271 765 Darlington Running Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pippa Windsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0488 069 764 Darlington Social Cricket Club Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0437 242 299 Darlington Tennis Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Hoschke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6456 Darlington Theatre Players at Marloo Theatre – 9255 1212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Vonk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 929 692 Darlington Volunteer Bushfire Brigade Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricky Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0409 685 445 1st Darlington Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julia Tolj – 0448 298 695 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Glen Stenton – 0403 809 226) Forrest Darlings CWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Herren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0452 644 248 Friends of Darlington Station Reserve (FODS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Arnold – arnoldmj55@gmail.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0477 987 048 Friends of Glen Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenys Letchford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0467 586 050 Friends of Waylen’s Landing (FOWL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 1879 Garrick Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . publicity@garricktheatre.asn.au Guides Western Australia (Forrest Hills District) ‘Dibblers’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0418 917 045 Guildford Grammar School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gillian MacDonald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9377 9222 Hovea Ashram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manita Beskow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 043 768 Helena College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrie Parsons – cparsons@helena.wa.edu.au . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9298 9100 The Hub of the Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9290 6683 KSP Writers’ Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Coyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9294 1872 Kalamunda Bridge Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Tedeschi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jennifer_tedeschi1@hotmail.com Mundaring Arts Centre Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 3991 Mundaring Arts Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Durrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6093 Mundaring Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morgan Holmes – President, Mundaring Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Mundaring Christian College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda McCleary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 2688 Mundaring Creative Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terrie Plaistowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 1688 Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trish Beaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 0540 Shire of Mundaring Library Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerryn Martin, Branch Librarian, Greenmount Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9290 6758 Silver Tree Steiner School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karolina Pawlowski and Hayley Spracklen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 4787 Soroptimist International of Helena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fay Kappler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9274 4543 Swan Rotary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Braude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0408 274 556 The Darlington Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Lavell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0439 273 213 Treetops Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6725 Welcome To Darlington (WTD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susie Itzstein – warmfuzzyhill@bigpond.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0414 771 741 Members of Parliament: Member for East Metro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Faragher JP MLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9379 0840 Member for Kalamunda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9293 4747 Federal Member for Hasluck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hon. 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Wanda, a sturdy canvas-topped UK-built grain wagon – that survived being scrapped in the 1980s and was recently refurbished for its new role as headquarters/hub for the Darlington Community Garden – settled into its new home on a bitterly cold autumn morning. And there are big plans for its future! Wanda was running late, and only anticipation, hot tea and talk (plus delicious Empire pastries) sustained the small welcoming party trying to find shelter from the wind. As we waited, local Alan Woodward was rearranging the earth on one of his excavators, project manager David Grant was making sure everything was in order for Wanda’s arrival and Community Garden folk were talking plants and plans.

story of retrieving it from the tip and soaking it in Coca Cola for two days (on Facebook advice!). The Coke loosened the grime, and the bell has been polished and engraved with the words: ‘Create and Enjoy’ (another Sally inspiration). Kate Herren was probably plotting her own task: how best to involve local children, because one of the aims of the garden is bringing the community/generations together in this area.

Suddenly there she was, secured on a trailer truck that turned off Pine Terrace and slowly made its way down to the prepared site. Seeing Wanda roped up and lifted and ever-so-slowly swung into position – then manoeuvred gingerly onto four reinforced concrete footings sunk deep into the earth (a tense operation involving a good deal of hand-signalling) was a spectacle. Finally, our wagon landed, ready for its new life in our village!

And Trish Cook, Councillor and Chair of the Darlington Community Recreation Management Advisory Group (DCRAG) was, as always, bringing people together, acknowledging their help and talking up the next stage of the master plan for this recreation area.

Projects such as this are spinners of dreams. You could see those who had welcomed Wanda each considering its arrival from different perspectives. DCG Coordinator Louise Stelfox was considering the plants for the first Arbour beds: the Peace Roses (at Sally Herzfeld’s request) for their symbolism, the vegetables – garlic, onions, celery, herbs and more – that will provide ingredients for communal pots of soup at weekly gatherings. Winsome Santa Maria was thinking recycling, and Wanda’s potential as a collection hub for very small plastics that often don’t get saved but that, with the help of a shredder and extruder, provide material that can be turned into garden chairs. Sue Lennard, who had earlier presented Louise with a splendid brass bell to announce soup-breaks, was sharing the June 2022 – Darlington Review

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Work on the Lower Area Master Plan (LAMP) has already begun with landscaping and planting in the seasonal ‘wetland’ area. The Darlington History Group is also at work in the adjacent area, marking Waylen’s Landing, the first railway siding to serve Darlington’s 1880’s vineyard as part of its planned heritage walk (see later item).

“There’s a lot happening in Darlington right now,” said David Grant, Darlington’s pro bono project manager par excellence who, from time to time, attempts to retire but no one will let him. Many contributed to acquiring and restoring Wanda. Garry at Artisan Floorsanding (local business) offered to spruce up the floor, Bendigo Bank’s Community Raffles (tickets sold by locals) helped fund its restoration, David Lavell handled the engineering for the footings, Michelle Jessup produced drawings, David Grant handled the Shire paper work, and the Shire waived fees and babysat this little bit of rail history for the past year. That shiny bell needs to sound out a ringing endorsement for all of them!

A puddle-free reserve? You would have noticed that the teamwork of David Grant and Allan Woodward was also in evidence on the Darlington Station Reserve. Mundaring Shire would like to seal the surface of the reserve car park but the Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association (DRRA), Friends of Darlington Station (FODS) and residents want it to remain natural and unsealed – while addressing the issue of the huge puddles after heavy rainfall. Sealing would cost the Shire around $60,000, so Allan and Dave came up with a cheaper option (around $2,500) and

got the nod from the Shire. Several weeks ago, the pair were at work with Allan (in his grader) spreading a small mountain of ferrocrete across problem areas and on election day, the pair were back again, tweaking and spreading a bit more ferrocrete, and hoping for the best. This is a tricky terrain in terms of drainage – however, as we well know in Darlington, sealing is by no means a guarantee against those winter puddles. We do love Darlington’s can-do attitude, and these chaps are gold in a community such as ours.

DRRA President Steve Beadle, David Grant, Mundaring Shire’s Clinton Kleynhans, Alan Woodward and Gill Scot and Jane Arnold of FODS

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The Darlington History Group has put out an SOS in relation to its Friends of Waylen’s Landing Group (FOWL). The group needs a new coordinator to keep track of membership, organise planting days and tools etc. Says DHG’s Cliff Burns: “We’re rather desperate – especially at this critical planting time of the year – to find a local Co-ordinator willing to take this on. With the assistance of the Shire and Motivation Foundation (Tim Hunter) the Landing will be reconstructed in June.” Cliff says it will be an important step in the restoration of the area and is one of the Heritage Stations for the Darlington Heritage Walk Trail (see map above). If you can help ring Cliff on 9299 6696 or at cliffburns@iprimus.com.au

DARLINGTON HERITAGE WALK TRAIL – CENTRAL VILLAGE AREA

Oval widening proposal

Phil Daniels, Ceri Kitely, Meredyth Blackwell-Bell, Tim Hunter; seated: Nerissa Rickard, Stacey August, Geoff Barker

Confused about the pegged/taped line on the north side of the oval? You’re not alone! While we know it relates to the proposal to extend the size of Darlington Oval there are a few variations of what it indicates doing the rounds. Oval widening is proposed by the Junior footy/cricket clubs so teen members (currently training at regulation-sized Boya oval) can transfer to Darlington’s oval. The proposal is opposed by those who worry it will impact use of this communal recreation reserve by casual oval users and dog walkers. Members of a DCRAG sub-committee (photo left) are currently trying to gauge community responses to the proposal. In relation to those pegs/tape, the subcom’s Geoff Barker tells us: “The pegged boundary follows the edge of the Railway Heritage Trail Reserve. The proposed extended oval surface and associated drainage work lie on the oval (south) side of the pegged/taped boundary and are accordingly within the Reserve designated for Recreation. The impact of the oval widening proposal is all to the south of the pegged line, with a slope impacting approximately one metre to the north of the pegged line, into the Railway Heritage Trail Reserve area.” (There’s more on this in Letters to the Editor)

Dinner – plus murder and mayhem! The Parkerville Tavern has created a unique event to highlight its colourful history by enticing patrons to enjoy a three-course meal and a slice of the dramatic story of the pub’s beginnings. As you can see from an advert in this issue, The Parky (originally known as the Railway Hotel) was established by a feisty widow who, with her children, survived a murderous attack by her husband who was eventually shot by her daughter. So, as you dine, don’t be surprised to encounter the original licensee Alice Ottley (played by Parkerville actress Shelly Miller) who began to sell wine and beer from the cellar of her house after the death of her husband. Those modest beginnings (120 years ago) were the starting point of the popular two-storey tavern we know today. The first performance of this theatre-style dinner, Through the Eyes of Alice - Tales of Murder and Mayhem, was a huge success and tickets sold out within days, so we now have another chance to enjoy a new season of theatre dinners. Details are in the advert. The Parkerville Tavern acknowledges the Darlington History Group’s Rob Borsje, author of A History of Parkerville and Stoneville, for permission to use information contained in his book for the script of Through the Eyes of Alice.

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Gifts that build community group centred on passing things on, recycling and the circular economy with community at its heart.” So, the Brennan-Jones family gifted a double bed frame to a couple setting up house who picked it up soon after it was posted, their son Will (“a two-year-old obsessed with excavators”) acquired a collection of Australian Earthmoving magazines which he still loves, and there were gifted baby items for little sister Ivy.

We all suspect that we could buy less and recycle more, so the arrival of Buy Nothing, a Facebook initiative, was widely welcomed when the Darlington group was established. When Sophie Brennan-Jones and her family moved to Darlington in 2016 she was determined to start a Buy Nothing group. “It was the perfect place because of the nature of this community so I got in touch with the administrative base in the US – and discovered that Rebecca Waters was already going through the process!” The two locals launched a Darlington/Glen Forrest group that proved so popular it rapidly exceeded the recommended number of members, so instead Darlington partnered with the Boya community. “Buy Nothing is all about strengthening community links, it’s hyper-local, and the aim is to keep each group at a size where you can walk or cycle to hand over something you have gifted, so you get to know your neighbours and community,” Sophie explains. “And you’re encouraged to place gratitude posts that acknowledge your appreciation. Buy Nothing is a unique

More than scones and cross-stitch… When you hear talk of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) what images come to mind? A kindly granny who makes the lightest scones and crochets cosy woollen scarves? Well, expand that image to include much more.

Carolyn Staveley (who last appeared in the pages of the Review when she helped organise that brilliant retrospective of Hans Arkeveld’s work at the 2016 Darlington Arts Festival) was also involved in the early days of Buy Nothing. “People today are far more proactive about recycling – they think before putting something out on the verge. And we have amazing stories about the Buy Nothing community rallying when people find themselves homeless or in need of help. It’s also great for new families who may arrive and find that some items of furniture just don’t fit. And the good thing is you can choose who you gift an item to, so it’s not first come first served, you decide who needs it most.” Carolyn (left) who previously ran collectable/antique shops in Guildford – and recently had a stall at the Two Birds market – is one of three on the Buy Nothing administrative team, along with Kylie Morrison and Trish Cook.

That was one of the attractions for Kate Herren who grew up in a rural village in the UK, met Rob (from Perth) in Edinburgh and settled in Darlington three years ago. “We definitely wanted to live in rural surroundings and Darlington ticked so many boxes in terms of access to the city, large blocks and a close community,” says Kate who is President of the Forrest Darlings and will coordinate kids activities for the Community Garden.

Think back to the devastating Wooroloo fires and one of those huge catering vehicles parked at the operations base where weary firefighters gather on finishing their shift and where women of all ages are making the sandwiches, pouring hot cups of tea and preparing go-packs of refreshments that will be taken direct to the fire site. That’s also the CWA in action, working alongside the Salvation Army Emergency Services personnel, and it’s the combination of service to the community, preserving crafts/skills in danger of being lost, along with the values embedded in rural living that attract women (from their 30s to their 80s) to join the Forrest Darlings, the local branch of the CWA. And for women whose family may live half way across the world and who miss those inter-generational connections, the age span of the Forrest Darlings is a definite plus.

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Kate and Rob Herren with Billy and Summer. The family settled in Darlington three years ago.

As you can see in Kate’s notes, the local group meets at the Darlington campus of Helena College on Ryecroft Rd on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm. “Meetings might involve learning a new skill, sharing our crafts or hearing from a special guest speaker. New members and visitors can always be assured of a warm welcome,” she says. For further information you’ll find Forrest Darlings CWA on Facebook or call Kate (President) on 0452 644 248. Darlington Review – June 2022


A sound investment by Shire

Local high school student Jonathan Bigelow

Local high school student Jonathan Bigelow, Marloo Youth Theatre’s Sound Designer and Operator, recently had an opportunity to upskill thanks to a Mundaring Shire grant.

“The training gave me access to really fancy tools that only professionals could have,” says Jonathan, and his lighting colleague now has an iPAD to assist with operating the lighting system remotely and learnt about rigging, gels, stencils and improvising when things don’t go to plan.

The Shire’s Youth Engagement Partnership grants are designed to encourage young residents to get engaged with local activities by developing skills relevant to a range of events from theatre productions to discos. Marloo’s thriving youth theatre program used the grant for training in theatrical makeup, stage combat techniques and to fund new sound and lighting infrastructure.

All this sounds like a great investment in youth skills. Find out more about applying for funding (up to $25,000) by calling 9290 6790 or email cefy@mundaring.wa.gov.au – but it’s a good idea to discuss your idea with the Shire before applying.

Jonathan says the training made him feel confident using the theatre’s new digital sound desk and he put his newly acquired skills to good use during the Heroes season for which he designed all the sound effects/music. The Year 9 student in Kalamunda High School’s performing arts program also studies double bass and piano, and plays with the school’s string ensemble.

Another great initiative for local youth is on offer from Rotary and Fred Hass’s notes about the Rotary Youth Exchange program outlines what is available for high school students curious about the world beyond our borders. For more on Darlington Theatre Players you can read about award-winning Wardrobe Manager Marjorie DeCaux who also writes the Marloo Theatre Notes in this issue.

He got involved with Marloo Youth Theatre last year and is exploring different aspects of theatre, being involved both on stage and behind the scenes.

Chance to buy Juniper original Artist Robert Juniper was painting until his passing a decade ago and in June art lovers will have a chance to view and purchase some of these late works on the weekend of June 18/19 from 10am to 5pm. Says Trish Juniper, “These were Robert’s final creations, never before exhibited and unseen for the last 10 years. Bob’s process is illuminated through finished works, artworks he was still working on and those that needed reworking. We look forward to welcoming local residents and providing an opportunity to see these works at Juniper Galleries.” There is more info in the gallery’s advert in this issue. Trish Juniper with Nigel Hewitt’s portrait of the late Robert Juniper. Photo: Richard Woldendorp

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Vale Jenny Mills Still in the arts world, we acknowledge the passing of a legendary figure, artist Jenny Mills, a former Darlington resident. Mundaring Arts Centre has provided the Review with a Vale that highlights Jenny’s role in the world and in establishing the centre. The artist served for 14 years on the MAC board and then became a valued Trustee, Life Member and Patron. Says MAC Director Jenny Haynes: “MAC would not have been possible without the vision of people like Jenny.” Several of Jenny’s works have been acquired for the Mundaring Shire Art Collection and she was one of many leading local artists to be patron of the Darlington Arts Festival.

Jenny Mills, Window in Arles, 1993, Mundaring Art Collection

Building a better future

Author/photographer Kevin Norris with Cambodian villagers

If you’ve admired his photography in The Hive or Two Birds, you’ll know that Kevin Norris is a globe-trotting photographer who, right now, is working on a book on travels in Pakistan and the Karakoram mountains. However, Kevin’s latest publication takes you on a journey into a Cambodia that’s a world away from the glories of Angkor Wat: Cambodian Adventures, How Ordinary People Can Change Lives, co-authored by Jim Pollock. While Cambodia has rebuilt itself over the past decades, its poverty still sees children sold (and later trafficked) because monsoon floods have swept away their flimsy family homes or destroyed their subsistence crops. The story Kevin and Jim document tells how Australian volunteers are helping Cambodians to shape a better world. You’ll read about IT specialists, retired professionals, former SAS commanders, West Coast Eagles players, nurses, teachers and truck drivers who build houses, schools, hospitals and more. But it’s the hands-on accounts of building homes that is at the heart of the book – not only because the end result is a secure family home standing two metres above ground, but also because of the sense of grace that comes with volunteering. As part of a program to widen the perspective of its players, West Coast Eagles footballers are among the Tabitha House

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program volunteers. Their trips to Cambodia alternate with an SAS-devised boot camp developed by former SAS Commander James McMahon. “You go to do a house build in the village in the heat and come back and sleep in an orphanage next to a pig pen and you watch your A-grade players get their arse kicked by the local kids in volleyball – talk about bringing you back to earth! … The combination of the boot camp and house building is unbelievable,” McMahon relates in the book. Not surprisingly, the program sees volunteers from all walks of life coming back for more. Kevin has been involved in a couple of builds and co-author Jim Pollock is a team leader with 11 builds to his credit. Says Kevin: “Jim conducted numerous interviews to build up the stories for the book and Mike and Corinne Gurry, who started the builds around 2008, provided archival photos.” Mike Gurry is a proud member of Perth Rotary that has supported the projects over 14 years. Kevin’s role was getting the best out of every photo using current software and creating the layout/design to make the book affordable and provide some income for the Tabitha program. You can buy Cambodian Adventures, How Ordinary People Can Change Lives from Two Birds Gallery behind the Post Office.

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AGM: not a record, but not bad! The Darlington Reviews AGM was, as tradition dictates, a speedy and social affair, with all the current office bearers voted back to their volunteer tasks and a glass of champagne enjoyed by all following the 24-minute meeting. It wasn’t a record (12 minutes) but it was not bad – and, more importantly, all the reports were good. Advertising Manager Julie Stuurstraat somehow managed to increase revenue during difficult times, and Business Manager Betty Pitcher reported that more than $11,000 had been donated to local events including the Darlington Arts Festival and Carols by Candlelight. Representatives of member groups (listed on the inside front cover) paid tribute to the role of the magazine in keeping the community informed and engaged.

We continue to seek additional Guest Editors to join locals like Chris Durrant (at right) who will again be in the Editor’s Chair for the next two issues. We know readers enjoy Chris’s editorials and we are grateful that he makes time for the Review while juggling many community commitments, including writing his third novel (you’ll find the first two at the Post Office and Little Nook).

Thanks to our advertisers It’s timely to acknowledge Review advertisers whose support makes producing this magazine possible. We believe the Review is the best advertising opportunity around because rates are low and residents ‘think local’ – and it’s always great to watch local business grow and, in Chantal Vanderhaeghen’s case, evolve. “When life changes are out of your control, it tests all that you know and believe in. Two years ago, this happened to so many of us and it made me reassess life and how to run my Massage Meditation Reiki business and turn

it around. Firstly, I completed my Diploma in Counselling and I’m under supervision by a trauma trained supervisor for continual professional development. It’s finally being acknowledged how working with clients in a wholistic way is important for their recovery. In addition, I pushed my boundaries and set up a YouTube channel to provide people with free resources. Making changes can be difficult, but they’re exciting and so worth it in the long run.” For info on advertising, contact Julie Stuurstraat on 0412 225 613.

Get up to speed with local projects David Grant’s remark that there’s a lot happening is something of an understatement and if you feel left behind by the pace of it all have a read of Trish Cook’s DCRAG June notes listing projects in the pipeline. And if you want to know more about where a new exercise trail, soft fall path or boardwalk is going, Trish will be talking about these projects at the

July 7 Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association meeting at Darlington Hall at 7.30pm. You can also find out more on the Darlington Village website: go to www.darlingtonvillage. org and you’ll find DCRAG info under Community Groups. For queries and email feedback, contact DCRAG Secretary Colin James at cwj101@my.nlv.com.au

June promises to be a busy month and locals will be particularly interested in the outcome of Mundaring Council’s June 14 meeting that will see councillors consider the proposal for a bar/restaurant by Darlington Liquor and Gourmet. The Review reported on the public meeting on this proposal in the April issue and published Letters in the May issue. The Shire informs us that any modifications or agreements to modify the original application will be detailed in the Agenda documents that will be available two weeks prior to the June 14 meeting (see Letters in this issue). We leave you with an image of one of America’s most familiar (and much parodied) paintings, American Gothic, that a couple of locals had fun with when – with the help of Buy Nothing neighbours – they put together costumes and props for a party. Anyone look familiar? Trish Cook is the dour, no-nonsense farmer and her sister Di Parker is his wife, (although in Grant Wood’s 1930 painting the woman was the farmer’s daughter). So, if you’re worried about a costume for a party, put a post on

Buy Nothing. The painting is in the Art Institute of Chicago and the image is from Wikipedia. Enjoy what looks as if it could be a rainy introduction to winter.

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My Place: Costume designer and maker Marjorie DeCaux How did it all start? Marj claims it was a case of mistaken identity when a local actor arrived on her Darlington doorstep saying DTP badly needed someone to make medieval hats for the next production and her name had been suggested as a volunteer – despite the fact that she had her own catering business and four kids. She remembers thinking that medieval hat-making sounded like an interesting challenge, and asking herself: “Well how hard could that be…?” Her impressive hats, made in 1994, are still in Marloo’s wardrobe, and the next request came hard on its heels: could she please dress seven dwarfs, plus shoes.

Marloo Theatre’s Marjorie DeCaux with the cast wearing the award winning costumes from the Darlington Theatre Players production of Robin Hood

The theatrical imperative – the show MUST go on – is deeply embedded in Marjorie De Caux’s DNA because life has tossed a lot her way in the last couple of years but she hasn’t missed a show and her immaculately tailored costumes have won her two prestigious local theatre awards. Many locals have stories about Marjorie DeCaux and most have to do with her ability to take on major tasks – like producing a banquet of decorated cakes for a major fund-raiser or a string of superbly crafted costumes for a theatrical production – with minimal fuss, undaunted good humour and an insouciant flair. Yes, she agrees, invariably a good deal of chaos is involved, plus unrelenting pressure, but she cheerfully admits to thriving on both. In the last few years she has risen above a marriage breakup, a heart attack and breast cancer, but didn’t miss a show for the Darlington Theatre Players at Marloo Theatre, as well as costuming the casts of several private school productions. Last year, her exceptional skills have won her two prestigious Findlay Awards (for best costume and best musical), in fact, she’s been nominated for awards for every DTP production she’s done. 10

“I found I loved researching and making costumes, loved solving the problems each one presented, and I went on to dress many plays that I loved, including I am a Camera, set in pre-war Berlin and the inspiration for Cabaret, and Dangerous Liaisons that demanded very elaborate costumes,” she remembers. “However, I also realised I was getting in a bit deep and had much to learn – so I then discovered the existence of WAAPA and, at 49, applied to become a student, thinking they’d never take me…” She completed a bachelor’s degree in costume construction and, in her final year, was accepted for a practicum at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in the UK. There she cut and created a variety of costumes, including those worn in a King Lear production by British actors Tom Courtney and David Tennant. She also produced costumes for an extravagant De Beer’s promotion on the Orient Express featuring 1920s fashions and lots of beautiful models and diamond jewellery! Back in Perth, her professional baptism of fire came with a Regal Theatre production of Les Miserable in 2001 that saw her totally in charge of the wardrobe. She vividly recalls watching the horrors of 9/11 unfold in the family’s lounge room surrounded by dozens of half-made costumes and mountains of fabric. The production was a huge success, Marjorie DeCaux had arrived and requests for her skills inevitably multiplied. She has since dressed dozens of productions, including DTP’s Les Mis at Marloo in 2019 that won awards and was hailed as one of theatre company’s most impressive overall productions. “I had just come out of hospital with my new stents when I did Les Mis, followed by Alice in Wonderland,” she remembers. “You could definitely say my motto has always been: The show must go on!” Darlington Review – June 2022


A theatre critic has written of a DTP production of Macbeth in which she also appeared on stage: “The costuming is particularly impressive. Apparently inspired by Game of Thrones, the close to forty different costumes created by Marjorie DeCaux are all multi-layered, heavy, fully-realised, well thought-out and beautifully constructed – with Lady Macbeth’s wardrobe being show-stoppingly striking. Marjorie DeCaux pulls double duty playing Hecate, almost unrecognisable and stunningly dressed.”

And that’s probably a very good thing.” It has certainly served her well. Marj writes the notes for DTP in this issue on what a theatre does when the curtain is pulled down by a pandemic. It’s a good read.

Right now, Marj is dressing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest which opens at Marloo in July, Guildford Grammar, Our Town, whilst also lending a hand to the Midnite Youth Theatre (based at Christchurch Grammar) following an urgent call from their production team. What’s her secret? “I’m just very positive,” she says. “Perhaps being an 11-year-old UK migrant arriving in Perth with my family – and not have much in the way a family here – has something to do with it. You just had to pull yourself up, develop a backbone and become resilient.

Let there be LED light, but ….! You may have noticed that street lighting through the Hills is changing as Mundaring Shire replaces old less energy efficient mercury bulbs with the whiter, brighter LED lights. The manufacture of mercury bulbs is banned in Europe and replacing streetlights across Australia could save two million tonnes of greenhouse gases. And they cost less. However, the stark glare of LED doesn’t impress everyone and when a new LED streetlight appeared close to his home, local Malcolm McNabb began to investigate. You’ll find much on Google regarding concerns about LEDs including their impact on nocturnal animals and insects, but Malcolm was mainly focussed on the brightness/glare and insufficient cut-off of light emitted from the streetlight light located just west of the intersection of Dalry & Lionel Roads. Being a man of action, he was soon pointing out to the Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association (DRRA), the Shire and Western Power that the hilly nature of Mundaring (and Darlington in particular) means a driver’s line-of-sight is constantly changing in an ‘up and down’ plane, so when approaching the brow of a hill or rounding a corner, one can be dazzled by the brightness of LED given the overall darkness of our streets Having shared his concerns with the relevant authorities, the local was delighted when he recently come across a Wester Power crew replacing the offending LED fitting. The new warmer light instantly got a tick from locals, although there are still a few grumbles about glare (which could be reduced by fitting purpose-designed shields or glare guards that Western Power list as being an available option). Noting the number of the streetlight, Malcolm duly wrote to Western Power to acknowledge their help, and to request the brand/manufacturing details of the acceptable light LED fitting to share with ratepayers. The response raised a laugh at DRRA: Western Power couldn’t provide that information; Malcolm would need to request it through Freedom of Information! June 2022 – Darlington Review

At least we’ve learnt that every streetlight is designated with its own number. Should a too-bright LED appear in our streets we can now request the same light fitting used for Street Light S187679 (installed on March 2, 2022). In what seems to be a pro-active move to enable them to report back to the Shire, Western Power have added a facility to their website that enables residents to report a streetlight that is considered too bright. As all our streetlighting will eventually be upgraded to LED, we might as well do the ground work now, so DRRA is joining Darlington’s LED sleuth in pursuit of the perfect street light. Hopefully, one of the relevant authorities may even take up Malcolm’s suggestion to use Darlington for field trials of LED lights in different settings and with various fittings/shields to get feedback from locals. As Malcolm suggests: “It’s a matter of achieving acceptable balance. If we were to all sit back and let it happen, there is ample evidence there would not be a balanced outcome… I’m sure many of us recall the disastrous outcome in Boya a few years ago, when a Freeway style light tower of four highintensity light fittings materialised in the centre of the Coulston/ Marriot Road roundabout, which drenches the frontages of surrounding properties with obtrusive light.” So, if a new street light near you is too bright, Malcolm advises you to get onto the Western Power website, select Faults and Outages and follow the instructions.

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A Delight in the Arts: Vale Jenny Mills 1934-2022 Creative, inspirational, generous, and delightful are just some of the superlatives that spring to mind when asked about Jenny Mills. Serving as a founding Board Member of Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) from its inception in 1979, Jenny not only helped this unique community arts organisation come to fruition, she went on to serve 23 years on the Board, continuing to exhibit and support the Centre right up to her final years. Growing up on ‘Mundaring Farm’, her parents – founding brother of Bunnings Robert Bunning and artist Elizabeth Blair Barber – gave their children the space and capacity to nurture their passion for nature and creative thinking. After studying art and history over east and in London, Jenny met dashing RAF pilot David Mills, who followed her back to the Perth hills. They settled in Dalry Road, Darlington in 1969 – a time when the arts enclave was thriving. Artists such as Guy Grey Smith and Robert Juniper were bringing Perth into the contemporary art scene. Jenny jumped into the community, helping with the annual Darlington Arts Festival and began working with a group of artists to set up a community Arts Centre. With strong support from the Shire of Mundaring, MAC was formed in 1979 by this group of dedicated volunteers who were passionate about providing a focus for arts and culture in the Perth hills. From 1988 to 1991, and again from 1994 to 1996, Jenny was Chairman of the MAC Board. She served as a MAC Trustee from 2000-02 and remained a Patron to the end.

Jenny’s creative passions lay in writing and painting. She exhibited regularly in WA, presenting 6 solo exhibitions at Gomboc Gallery. Her artwork is represented in many private collections and, in 1988 and 1993, her work was acquired for the Shire of Mundaring Collection. Her literary works include “The Timber People: a history of Bunnings Ltd”, “I Buried My Dolls in the Garden: The Life and Works of Elizabeth Blair Barber”, and children’s books “The Importance of Being Earnie” and “Rosie Rat”. Jenny’s personal art collection was an inspiration to many – floor to ceiling artworks lined the walls of the Mills’ Dalry Road residence. With a grandchild’s framed work sitting comfortably next to a Juniper original it was an irrepressible testament to her support and encouragement of everyone. As happens to all of us, aging caught up with Jenny and David and in 2015 they made the sad move down to the flats - but Jenny used new exhibitions as an excuse to come back up the hill to visit MAC. She found an art group close to her new home and at 85 was still painting large canvases that reflected her enjoyment of colour, control of line and strong illustrative style. Jenny was diagnosed with cancer only a month before she passed, surrounded by family on her last day. Jenny Mills’ considerable contribution to our arts community should not be underestimated – always humble, never seeking the limelight, it is people like her that made (and continue to make) MAC unique in its community ownership and its ethos of celebrating art in all its forms. (Vale provided by Mundaring Arts Centre)

Letters to the Editor Darlington History Group Inc writes: The History Group refers to the letter in the May edition of the Darlington Review by Izabela Katafoni, Architects for the proposed controversial Wine Bar at 4 Montrose Ave, Darlington. The sentence, “The historical importance of the building was carefully addressed and consulted with the Darlington History Group,…”, implies that the History Group supports the proposed architectural plans as submitted to the Shire. The History Group wishes to make it clear that it does not agree with the plans as submitted by the Architect. At the meeting requested by the Architect, and in the presence of DRRA, the History Group strongly expressed the need to retain the original veranda roof within the proposed new structure. The veranda is an integral part of this 100 year old heritage building. Correspondence between the Architect and the History Group occurred on several occasions, objecting most strongly to the replacement of the veranda with a poor wooden representation 12

of the veranda. This radical change does not retain the high historic social and aesthetic significance of the Bakery building. The presence of the veranda was integral to the business of Gilks Bakery. It was built to provide shelter to customers, there are very few of these structures left in Mundaring. This is an opportunity to keep this example for the future and preserve the overall integrity of this heritage building. It is the opinion of the History Group that, by retaining the complete building and with a little smart and appropriate architectural design, the veranda could become a major highlighting and attractive feature and without wholesale and senseless destruction. Further, should the Shire approve the plans, it would be compromising its own Heritage Planning Policy and the heritage descriptions seen in the Municipal Inventory where the total building is described to be of high heritage significance and must be treated as such. Darlington Review – June 2022


Letters to the Editor Emily Bell writes – Let Darlington Sing In your heart: The Darlington Village provides a unique setting in close proximity to Perth city. People who choose to live here are doubtless attracted by the tranquility, serenity and beauty that are a natural result of living amongst the trees in a secluded valley. Whether you’ve been here 5 years or 50, we can all agree that Darlington is a special place to live. The Darlington Village has been protected and nurtured over the last 60 years by folks who had the wisdom to take the time to feel who they are, what they seek, and what they see outside of themselves as well as the inner peace they seek. The time taken to see the trees, the value in a peaceful setting, the beauty of an untouched environment was of such high value, the residents began to work together as a community. To seek and find why the village was so important, and what it was that needed protecting. Change has been happening so fast in the past 20 years. A natural progression of finding happiness and peace outside of oneself, as opposed to finding peace in trees, water, birds and grass. The natural environment.

An environment in which to raise a family, and allow the children the unique and rare opportunity of experiencing themselves in a most simple and beautiful space. Watching children grow up finding their deeper sense of self through wandering along bush paths, discovering nature to and from school, jumping in puddles and the music of the trees and birds the orchestra they listened to. This is what was valued and cherished. There is a huge amount of change in the pipeline for the village. Whilst these projects are well meaning and endeavouring to support the growth and development of our community, there is nevertheless a risk that in attempting to meet the many and varied needs of the community within the confines of the village precinct, we will end up losing the magic of living in a small and relatively undeveloped suburb. There is a danger that in attempting to improve our little village, we will ruin the very things that make it so special. I invite you to take a moment to reflect on what makes Darlington sing in your heart.

Oval user (name and address provided) writes: I read in the Darlington Review that a group of residents are trying to find a way forward on the contentious issue of widening Darlington Oval so teenage members of the Darlington Junior Football and Cricket Clubs can train here rather than five minutes away on the regulation-size Boya Oval created by Mundaring Shire. Good luck to this committee because there is a great divide between sports clubs that already book the oval for training every day of the week and over weekends, and those who want to picnic and enjoy eating their Monday hamburgers on the oval, families who want to play games on this flat stretch of grass in our very hilly area, kids who want to kick a soccer ball, and dog walkers who love watching their dogs run off-leash and who want to socialise at the end of the day. I can understand the divide. What I cannot understand is why Mundaring Shire, which controls this Recreation (not purely sports) Reserve and is responsible for making the oval the only sizeable space where Darlington dogs can run off-leash should not be closing down this divisive debate for purely practical reasons.

Duplication of facilities within minutes of one another in no way makes financial sense, and if the oval pegs indicate the proposed new boundary, the Shire must seriously consider a safety issue. Presumably there will be a newly-created slope from the proposed new edge of the oval to the higher northern bank, bringing oval activity even closes to the heritage trail. Good luck to bike riders and walkers on the trail dodging fastflying cricket balls, and good luck to those parking their cars on Pine Terrace. Mundaring Shire’s signs suggest that when sports training is in progress, dog owners should use the shrinking periphery of the oval. Should widening go ahead, this will become downright hazardous. Sports clubs also need to consider that they do have an alternative training area for their teens down the road whereas casual oval users do not. The current system, with the oval being shared by very junior players and other users in the late afternoon, works well. Why tamper with something that so nicely reflects a sharing community?

Want to try the Editor’s Chair for size??? The Darlington Review would love to hear from locals with writing skills to join our growing team of Guest Editors.

For more information please email: editorial@darlingtonreview.com.au June 2022 – Darlington Review

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Councillor’s Column Councillor Luke Ellery ~ South Ward I’ve always enjoyed winter; when lakes and creeks fill and the bush gets green. Burning permits are no longer required until October however the Shire is running winter burning workshops to teach how to safely prepare, start, and manage small mosaic fires. I’d be interested myself as my enthusiasm for petrol for my last winter burn led neighbours to believe ‘the beacons are lit; Gondor calls for aid’. Residents who are interested in expressing their interest in a workshop can email the Shire at winterburning@mundaring. wa.gov.au or call 9290 6666. In May the Shire celebrated National Volunteer Week in recognising how much our volunteers give to our community. In 2020/21 financial year, Volunteer Bushfire Brigades contributed 125,000 hours, while the 72 Friends of the Reserve Groups volunteered nearly 4000 hours equivalent to over $6.2M. This highlights the immense value our volunteers deliver and we are truly grateful. The Shire recently awarded grants to community groups including matching grants for first aid kits for the Darlington Pony Club and fencing for the Darlington Playgroup. The Darlington Community Garden was a successful recipient of a community event grant for the Community Bonfire. Other grant recipients included sporting associations celebrating 60th milestones and the Hills Billy Cart

Festival; an opportunity for youth to build and race hill trolleys in an event that attracts thousands. The Shire is running free webinars on the first Wednesday of every month to upskill on social inclusion/disability awareness and how to build stronger clubs and events. To register, visit the Eventbrite website and search for the webinar of your choice. I’d like to thank Bruce Callow and the members of the Darlington History group for facilitating a workshop to ensure our Heritage Inventory is kept up to date to protect and share our history. I want to thank the outgoing member for Hasluck, Ken Wyatt. Ken has been our local member for nearly 12 years. He-has always been community-focused, conducted himself with integrity, is respected by all ,and has shown real conviction for our local issues and genuine care for Indigenous Australians. I’d like to congratulate Tania Lawrence as our new member. She ran a good campaign, has shown a lot of energy and character, and I’m excited to work with a member who is a Mundaring local and understands our small businesses.

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Disclaimer The Darlington Review’s Rules of Association (2012) read: “To produce and publish a monthly journal with the intention of fostering good relationships within the Darlington community and keeping residents informed about community issues.” Our Guide for Scribes invites members to submit notes “ to inform members and the Darlington Community about past, ongoing and future activities…”. The Review accepts no liability for errors/omissions contained in articles, statements or advertisements published herein. The views expressed in Letters and Notes are not the views of the Darlington Review and we are not responsible for them. Members are requested to ensure their notes adhere to the magazine’s guiding spirit of fostering harmonious community relationships. The Darlington Review is available in digital format via Issue, the online website.

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Darlington Sports & Recreation Association (WA) Inc. Have you been looking for a venue to run a community meeting or event? Have you thought about the Darlington Pavilion? There are special rates that apply to community groups to benefit from. While the Darlington Junior Football Club, the Darlington Junior Cricket Club and the Darlington Social Cricket Club are the main tenants of this space, they do not have fulltime use and there is plenty of time on the schedule for other groups. The new modern kitchen has been kitted out specially to cater for large groups and there are plenty of chairs and tables accessible. The internal space is bright and open with the benefit of doors opening either towards the oval or the more intimate space on the northern side that overlooks the skate park facilities. It is a flexible space to accommodate many varied uses and is the perfect venue for small to medium meetings and low-key events. High risk events are not encouraged,

with a note on the website mentioning that it is not available for 16th, 18th or 21st birthday parties. The Bushfire Ready Group booked the Pavilion for their meeting recently, as has the Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group, the Community Garden Group and of course DASRA. It’s great to have Aniko Pilates occupying the space on Thursdays, a wonderful venue for small exercise groups with its connection to the outdoors. There is plenty of capacity remaining for more groups to enjoy the space with most weekdays up to 4pm remaining free on the schedule, as well as evenings. If you are looking to accommodate an event or meeting then head over to the Shire of Mundaring website where bookings forms are available – https://www.mundaring.wa.gov.au/ community/venues-and-facilities-for-hire/darlingtoncommunity-pavilion.aspx

The new kitchen at the Darlington Pavilion has been kitted out specifically for large groups

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Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group (DCRAG) DCRAG is a unique community recreation advisory group to the Shire of Mundaring. As there are many new people to the community, or people new to the ways of DCRAG, here is a summary of why the group exists, how it currently operates, and the major projects and concepts currently being considered. Full information can be found at the www.darlingtonvillage. org under the Community Groups tab. Delegates of DCRAG meets formally every quarter. The next DCRAG meeting will be 22nd August commencing at 7pm at the Community Pavilion. Observers welcome.

PROJECTS

NAME

FEATURES

STATUS

Project 2020

Heritage Projects

Tribute to Early Years, Owen road crossing, Waylen’s landing restoration, Darlington Heritage Walk

Darlington History Group https://www. dhg.org.au/

Large Tree Inventory & Recommendations and Arboricultural Survey

Custodian: Stacey August & Shire of Mundaring

Ongoing – Stage 2 Pine Terrace 2022

Friends of the Native Triangle (FONT)

Bushland revegetation Ongoing, by community volunteers

Project 2019

Trish Cook will give an outline of the DCRAG processes and projects and answer questions from the wider community at the next DRRA meeting 7th July at 7.30pm at the Hall.

Project 2019

Email feedback to cwj101@my.nlv.com.au

Project 2019

secretary

Colin

James

at:

Friends of Waylen’s Landing (FOWL)

Stage 1 Playground 2021

Lower Area Masterplan Skatepark extensions, (LAMP) I pump track, Arbour DSK – Community Masterplan Consultation 2018

DCRAG Terms of Reference – PURPOSE

Partially funded. Requires further funding

Requires further funding for landscaping, drainage, pathways and shelter/seating Landscaping Plan available for comment

To provide information and advice to the Shire on matters relating to the recreation facilities in the Darlington precinct.

Project 2022

Wetlands Rehabilitation Plan (WRaP) Boardwalk

Requires funding

To assess the local communities’ recreation needs and wants and keep the Shire informed of these needs.

Lower Area Masterplan (LAMP) II

Project 2019

BBQ Extension

To assist the Shire by providing recommendations on future planning of the recreation facilities in the Darlington precinct.

Two new barbeques, new wider shelter to match existing stonewall

Design by David Lavell, Darlington Club, Drawing available

To make recommendations to the Shire on capital items relating to recreational facilities within the Darlington precinct.

Concept

To be a focal point and act as a link between the Shire and the local community.

Partly funded by Shire of Mundaring 2023 budget

Concept 2018

Lower Area Masterplan III

Nature based Adventure playground

Project 2019

Fitness Trail Circuit

Asphalt path DCRAG connecting Pavilion/ Drawings available skatepark to Hall/ playground (Southside) Soft-fall (mulch) (northern side)

Trish Cook DCRAG Chair Mobile: 0409 479 551 trishcook@netspace.net.au

DCRAG Subcommittee for Community Consultation regarding the Darlington Oval Widening (northern side) and Realignment The recently formed DCRAG subcommittee continue information and fact gathering on current and future oval uses, whilst awaiting detailed proposal plans being finalised by the sports groups. The subcommittee has now met twice, including once onsite for a walk around with Trish Cook (DCRAG Chair) to become orientated to the many current and future DCRAG projects/proposals/concept plans, all of which impact the central village space. As per the brief, the subcommittee report back to DCRAG with updates at formal meetings as well as the Darlington Review. Ceri Kitely, Nerissa Rickard, Tim Hunter, Stacey August, Meredyth Blackwell-Bell, Geoff Barker, Philip Daniels. Email community comment, feedback or questions to the subcommittee at: DCRAG.Feedback1@gmail.com

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Concept 2018

Fitness Stations

1 or 2 Nature based fitness stations (Lower area, ? 5th tennis court area)

Project 2020

Oval Widening

4-5 increase on the Northern side, realignment of pitch/goals

2019 Proposed by Michael Adams – drawings available Proposed by sports clubs – DaSRA maps available Currently under discussion Subcommittee formed

Project 2021

DCRAG Seating Plan

Inventory and Recommendations

Maps available

Project 2021

Whole of Recreation Area Masterplan

Map to show areas of the Rec. Area

Requires funding

Requires funding

Identifies future improvements or future conservation Other Capital Request Items for 2021

Darlington Hall improvements

Wall mounted hot water system, kitchen cupboards, dishwasher, air-conditioning, oven, fridge

Championed by Darlington Club Request to Shire of Mundaring

Other Capital Request Items for 2020

Darlington Oval & Play area in front of Hall

Improvements to the grass

Request to Shire of Mundaring

Other Capital Request Items for 2020

Cricket Net

Improvements

Championed by Social and Junior Cricket Clubs Request to Shire of Mundaring

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Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade REMEMBER 000 is the ONLY number to ring for all fire & smoke sightings.

The ComCen will page our members who are on duty. For general Brigade enquiries please ring 9299 7217. Station hours: Saturday 9am-10:30am. Web: darlingtonfire.org.au • Facebook: Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade • Instagram: dvbfb_

Next meeting: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022, at the Darlington Fire Station.

As we head towards winter, the onset of cooler, damper weather conditions sees the Restricted Burning period ending within the Shire of Mundaring. The “open”, or unrestricted burning season commences on Wednesday June 1st, with permits to burn no longer required. If you are undertaking fuel reduction burns on your property, it is YOUR responsibility to check the current restrictions and weather conditions prior to burning. Contact the Shire of Mundaring, check their website, or contact your local volunteer Bush Fire Brigade for the latest information. Please take great care when burning, and follow the guidelines set out in the Shire’s ‘Fire & Burning Information’ booklet. These include: • Keeping a clearance zone free of combustible material, or fire break around any fire; • Always have a reliable means of extinguishing the entire fire nearby; • Never leave a fire unattended, with at least 1 responsible adult present at all times; • Consider the impact of fire and smoke on your neighbours; • Register your burn with DFES on 9395 9209.

Anyone planning to do fuel reduction burns should consider these FREE workshops. The Shire of Mundaring is conducting these Winter Burning Workshops, and residents in the Shire are invited to register their interest for the FREE workshops held between now and September. Attendees will be shown how to safely prepare, start, and manage small mosaic fires, with the help of Shire officers and qualified local volunteer brigade members. Workshops are run annually in the cooler months as the conditions are ideal to safely burn and reduce fuel loads around properties. As hazard reduction burns must be conducted in the right weather conditions, workshops will not be pre-planned. Residents who are interested in taking part in a workshop can register their expression of interest via email at winterburning@mundaring.wa.gov.au or by calling 9290 6666. Once registered, residents will be notified of an upcoming workshop approximately seven to 14 days in advance, as appropriate weather conditions arise.

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Unfortunately, due to weather conditions, operational Covid-19 restrictions and delays on permit issuing, the Darlington brigade hasn’t been able to conduct its hazard reduction burns program in the area. If and when we are conducting burns, please be mindful of fire trucks and fire fighters around the area, and drive with caution if smoke is present. Whilst we may not conduct all the burns we currently have listed; we will be endeavouring to do as many burns as we can before the weather conditions become counterproductive. These hazard reduction burns provide an important part of the training required for new members, as probationary firefighters are required to participate in several HRBs prior to being allowed to attend emergency call-outs and wildfires. These burns provide invaluable experience for new members in understanding fuel types and fuel loads, fire behaviour, suppression techniques, equipment operation and the physical requirements of bush firefighting that you don’t get in theoretical training. These burns also provide income for the brigade. Several new members have joined the Brigade over the last year and there are now well over 60 community members from near and far volunteering with us. DFES, the Mundaring Firefighters School (MFS) and the Brigade undertake theory and practical training, and team activities all through the winter months, and we encourage new members to join us in this valuable contribution to the community. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Darlington and surrounding communities for your continued support during this past fire season. Whilst the brigade was turned out to fires all around the district, the greater metro area, and around the State, it is heartening to know that the Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade continues to enjoy the ongoing support of, and a strong relationship with, the community we strive to protect. Cheers, “Firefighters are a different breed. They run to danger as Ricky most people run away. They leave comfort and safety to Harvey

answer the call. They forget sleep to serve strangers, and they hold firm even when the strongest of foundations begin to crack. They aren’t just the men and women of your community; they are the best part of it.” Gyandeva, from ‘Firefighters are a Different Breed’ 17


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Bushfire Ready Group Recently held our post fire season meeting with facilitators, Ken Parkin and Kate McConigely, as well as Jamie O’Neil (SOM CESM); Rod Mifflin, Haley Hibbitt (DFES Community Preparedness) and Johnathon Bubb (Red Cross Emergency Services) present, as well as 20 street contacts. Jamie advised meeting that the Shire have now introduced an on-line system for residents to obtain burning permits. Seems to be working very well, and can of course still obtain them from fire station Saturday mornings between 9.00 and 10.00am. As of June 1st restricted burning season ceases. Are commencing hazard reduction burns in a number of locations as weather permits. Shire are also again having Winter Burning workshops and if wish to participate in them contact… winterburning@mundaring.wa.gov.au or ring 9290 6666 to register. These are excellent tools to help reduce your fuel loads. DFES advisors indicted campaign again focussing on “My Bushfire Plan” and the importance of being prepared as no guarantee a fire vehicle will be available if required. Summers are getting dryer and extending so need to be best prepared

as can be very scenario which can occur. Winter time is best time to prepare for what’s ahead. Red Cross Community Recovery officer spoke about the “Rediplan” they have which focus on the psychological and social impacts of an emergency. This is very important in these traumatic times. They are working with many different groups from school children to local organizations getting there message heard. Not just enough to prepare to survive but also the extra step to recover. Meeting also suggested that at Community bonfire in October to have an information stall and explain to them what BRG is and how its help to prepare for the fire season. Also look at setting up a meeting of coordinators so each can explain how they work in it and develop new ideas. Reminder to all residents……need more information go to DFES web site or come down to the fire station Saturday mornings between 9.00am and 10.00am Colin James ~ BRG Coordinator: mb 0419 969 223

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Darlington Theatre Players at Marloo Theatre What happens when the theatre is ‘dark’ (no plays in production or rehearsal)? A demented Wardrobe Manager says – let’s do a sort and cull of the wardrobe. It is a well-known fact that man abhors a vacuum (and woman, too), so the empty stage, following our wonderful production of ‘Heroes’ was too good an opportunity to miss. Thanks to the human chain of cast, crew and helpers, all the portable costumes, racks and crates were moved out of the main wardrobe onto the stage. For those of you familiar with the Marloo stage, you will appreciate the fact that the entire stage was completely covered with costumes. A great wall of crates filled the back of the acting space and the wings were piled high with boxes and bags of hats. The amazed helpers could not believe that so much had been secreted into the wardrobe – a truly Tardis-like revelation. A small team began the enormous task of checking each crate, assessing each item, and doing a Marie Kondo, which resulted in a rapidly increasing stack of boxes containing the items that no longer brought joy. Covid struck – people went into isolation – sorting slowed down, but we forged on with the job. Reduced to a team of two, the crates were repacked, labelled and returned to their homes.

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Men’s suits, women’s suits, jackets and trousers were matched up and re-hung in colour order – a sight to satisfy the most OCD of our members. Ties have been put into their families, only pairs of socks have been kept and the fur coats have been wrangled into order. A startling collection of safari suits was discovered, and a disturbing number of Hawaiian shirts (with matching leis). Boofy dresses had the air sucked out of them in vacuum bags and wedding dresses suffered the same fate. During all this activity, we still managed to find costumes for The French Club for their project on the history of an early Madam in Roe Street, Alexander Theatre for ‘My Fair Lady’ and for our own upcoming production of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. The one thing we don’t have are straight-jackets! Not for me – although at times I felt as if I should be in one – for two of our actors in ‘…Cuckoo’s Nest’. They will be a challenge, but as a vintage U.S. one costs over $1000.00, time to do some research and get sewing. A Wardrobe Manager’s work is never done. Next job – start on our two other wardrobe stores. Hmmmmm.

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with our community. for keeping us safe with this measure, we have been looking forward to the day when st friends could once again fly over to stay with us at KSP, and share their knowledge That day has now come! This April, we welcome authors Eugen Bacon (pictured) and Ellen mmunity. Vickerman.

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now come! This April, we welcome authors Eugen Bacon (pictured) and Ellen Eugen Bacon, from Victoria, has won and been shortlisted and commended in many inter awards, including the Bridport Prize, L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and Co Prize. Ellen2023 Vickerman is a young, Brisbane-based writer whose work isare primarily c So You Want To... Put Them on the Edge ofAgency Theirin Seat Emerging Writing Residency Applications , from Victoria, has won and been shortlisted and commended many international with interactions of place, space and identity. Workshop soon! uding the Bridport Prize, L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest andclosing Copyright Deadline 30 June 2022, Salary $1,000 AUS, Two to four 1 – 4pm isSaturday 11 June 2022,writer Cost:whose $35 work members, . Ellen Vickerman a young, Brisbane-based is primarily concerned Eugen will be running a workshop weeks duration.on Saturday 11 April from 1-4pm. ‘So You Want To: Sha non-members ions of $50 place, space and identity. Writing’ will teach you how to approach your writing with an editorial eye, taking raw ma In this workshop, author Ashley Kalagian Blunt shaping will share the a compelling Applicantsnarrative. in this Perfect category beallaexperience current resident it into for should writers of levels looking t techniques foron creating narrative in both fiction and e running a workshop Saturday 11 Apriltension from 1-4pm. ‘So You Want To: Shape Your of Australia and a current KSP-member. They will have their self-editing skills. Tickets start from $35 and can be purchased through the KSP web memoir. writing forwriting years, it wasanonly once she started teach you how toAfter approach your with editorial eye, taking raw material and published at least one but no more than two full works or phoning the Centre directly. using these techniques her first two books attracted o a compelling narrative. Perfect that for writers of all experience levels looking to improve have published a substantial amount of minor work in the publishers. Whether you’re writing fiction or non-fiction, print, visual broadcast and are the working towards ting skills. Tickets start from $35 and can be purchased through the KSP website or by orcalled Ellen will be running a workshop ‘Speak media Now: Mediating Intersection Between tension and intrigue will keep readers turning achieving their first major full-length publication. (Refer to Centre heightened directly. and Narration’ at a date and time to be determined. Keep an eye on our website for deta pages and engaged. Learn how narrative and emotional our Guidelines for more details on this point). workscalled in texts, andNow: how Mediating to craft it inthe your own writing. runningtension a workshop ‘Speak Intersection Between Dialogue For more information on our residencies or other visit thevisit KSPthe website Applications close on June 30, activities 2022. To please apply please Together, we’ll learn essential concepts and discuss sample n’ at a date and time to be determined. Keep an eye on our website for details. www.kspwriterscentre.com or Centre phone the office on 08 9294 1872. KSP Writers’ website. texts. You’ll then craft a scene using the techniques provided. ormation on our residencies other facilitated activities please the KSP websiteFor more information on our residencies, competitions This workshop is or being by visit author Ashley or other activities please visit the KSP website KalagianorBlunt. terscentre.com phone the office on 08 9294 1872. www.kspwriterscentre.com or phone the office on 08 9294 1872. KSP Writers’ Centre is proudly sponsored byThe the Shire of Mundaring. Foundation is dedicated to providing a Writers’ Centre and related community activities at Katharine’s Place, the heritage-listed former home of Katharine Susannah Prichard (1883-1969), internationally celebrated author of Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and many other novels, stories and plays.

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Darlington Bushwalking Series Contact Details

Phone: 9299 6696 Email: cliffburns@iprimus.com.au

Walking Improves Brain Power!!

What's the easiest and quickest way to increase your brainpower? If you check out university studies regarding the benefits of walking, you will find that the overwhelming evidence proves that physical activity (such as walking) for 30 minutes every day can cut your risk of memory loss and Alzheimer Disease to a massive degree. There are countless other benefits as well. Walking improves muscle, bone and organ fitness including your heart, lessens the chance of stroke and diabetes, reduces your stress levels, improves mood and energy, helps maintain a healthy weight and what’s more, it is free. Best done with a friend.

Camping for the Elderly – (with reference to previous paragraph)

An elderly couple noticed that they were becoming more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that camping is good for your mental health but they should also start writing things down so they don’t forget. So, a couple days later they went camping and the lady asked her husband to make her a cup of coffee. “You might want to write it down,” she said. The husband said, “No, I can remember that you want a cup of coffee.” She then told her husband she wanted a cup of coffee with cream. “Write it down,” she told him, and again he said, “No, no, I can remember: you want a cup of coffee with cream.” Then the lady said she wants a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. “Write it down,” she told her husband and again he said, “No, I got it. You want a cup of coffee with cream and sugar.” So, he goes to get the coffee and after 20 minutes he returns to his wife and hands her a plate of eggs and bacon. The old wife stares at the plate for a moment, then looks at her husband and said, “You remembered the eggs and bacon, but where’s the toast?”

Full Steam Ahead

The 2022 Programme is well underway with most walks heavily booked. Some vacancies are still available. The programme is summarised below. Email Cliff cliffburns@iprimus.com.au to make a booking or to receive full details of the 2022 Programme. You can book all or individual walks.

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This 26 page book includes almost every trail or track around Darlington. $10, Contact Cliff or Sharron.

See you on the track. Cliff Burns (Organizer and Guide) 9299 6696

Darlington Bush & Variety Walk Series BOOKINGS NOW OPEN (# indicates a new walk)

Residents invited - 18 Sunday morning bush and variety walks. First in, first served. Book as many walks as you wish. Sunday mornings ($5 each) & “Muka and the Big Rocks” Weekend. June

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St Cuthbert’sAnglican Anglican Church St Cuthbert’s Church

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The parish of St Cuthbert’s appreciates the importance of the “little stone church” to the local community and spent years working on the restoration and upgrading of the building. We love the way it all came together and are enjoying the fruits of our labour. We also know that maintaining a property - especially an old, heritage-listed one - is an ongoing exercise. Recently we have resurfaced the bitumen paths around the church and gardens and upgraded the disabled parking bay. The paths are now safer for everyone - the oldies, the youngsters, the disabled, the brides and the funeral directors! Another area on the western side of the parish centre has been developed with brick paving, fencing, new gardens and a shade cloth covered pergola. It is a secure area for children who come to Mainly Music and Godly Play to explore the gardens, play in the sand box and enjoy the wet play area. The third photo above would be very familiar to all Darlington residents. So many leaves! At our pre-Easter Busy Bee John raked up barrow loads of leaves from the gardens and paths while Ian was up on the church roof clearing leaves from the gutters. None of us are getting any younger but maintaining St Cuthbert’s seems to be keeping some parishioners pretty sprightly!

Welcome to St Cuthbert’s where people of all ages work and learn together

It is fairly common for congregations to welcome babies and small children into the church for baptism; it is less common to see a lot of those children as they grow and progress through primary school; by the time they are teenagers, sightings of them in church congregations are very rare! St Cuthbert’s is not a young congregation by any stretch of the imagination but we value the presence and contribution of our young people. Because of the efforts of Fr Chris, Michelle Watson and Melanie Hobbs a group of teenagers remained engaged with the parish and came forward for confirmation. At confirmation they confirmed, in their own right, the baptismal vows that were usually made by others on their behalf. The week before the service they met with Bishop Jeremy James and Canon Theresa Harvey to complete their preparation for the service on 22 May.

The Junior SCY group (St Cuthbert’s Youth) has been thinking about what makes each one of them unique. They explored this idea by creating some mixed media artwork and munching their way through afternoon tea. Locum Priest The Rev’d Canon Theresa Harvey T: 0408 014 283 or 9299 7003 E: theresaharvey20@gmail.com

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Parish Office: Email: Mail: Services:

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Darlington Social Cricket Club DSCC ANNUAL DINNER JUNE 18 2022 The club’s annual dinner and presentations night is under serious organization by the subcommittee, led by the infamous Rob Zardins. The venue is organised at the Glenn Forest Sports Club and the whisper is a Gold Plate mystery chef has been approached to provide the evening’s fair. The theme for the evening is still under discussion but going on the last few years themes be prepared for something special.

TEST MATCH Well the 2021.2022 season is nearly done and dusted with the Test Match between the WAussies against the Rest of the World (“ROW”) played at Lilac Hill on turf. “All hail the mighty ROWs in 2022! What a fantastic day for the club as we held our annual season finale test match on the turf pitch at Lilac Hill. Row row row those boats…” This quote from a one eyed ROW player and ROW captain on the day, namely el presidente Shaun Meredith.

The victors going overboard holding aloft the trophy

Both teams lost a few soldiers prior to the coin toss due to the dreaded COVID-19. WAussies captain Glenn Farrant was a big out for the Waussies and, as were last year’s ROWs captain and Cavallaro medallist Chris Rickard and another star Brads Reynolds.

Club stalwart Stuart Aldred hobbling in to bowl

blah blah blah ……………………….. Resurrection Stuart Aldred hobbled to the middle and actually ran a three as he and John Taylor (who finished on 60 not out) closed out the run chase. ROWs for the win!

The Mario Caevelerro Cavullero Cavallaro medal best player winner John Taylor showing off his medal ( that is the victorious captain Shady Shaun still skiting on the left)

A massive shout out to the Bell family for smoking the delicious meat that filled the bellies last night. It’s hard to cater for 50, run a cafe, play a game of cricket, and coordinate five boys simultaneously- all done elegantly and with great results on all counts. Thank you! The long table banquet at the Oval post match

The gracious valiant, brave and undermanned WAussies

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Helena College

Bringing out the best together Playtime is more than just fun and games When you reflect on your time in school, it is quite likely you will remember your friends and the games you played more than you would remember a particular lesson. And as a parent, you know that children seldom need a reason to go and play, and most play happens quite naturally. But play is more than just self-entertainment – it has an important role in learning, physical development, confidence and wellbeing. Unstructured play – creative play, imagination games, make-believe, exploring – cultivates social skills, cooperation, empathy and helps children develop problem solving skills. Open ended play with ‘loose parts’ (lots of small items that can be played with and used in different ways) helps spur creativity. Structured play is more organised, and includes activities such as sport, storytelling groups, dance class and board games. These also offer developmental benefits for children, and benefits increase with higher levels of participation. Undirected play allows children to learn how to work in groups, to negotiate, to share, to resolve conflicts and to learn self-advocacy skills. Unstructured, active play with others – including parents, siblings and peers – is a significant opportunity to cultivate social skills. Drawing, scribbling and painting is more than just an artistic outlet in play – it encourages the development of writing skills and fine motor skills. Active play, such as climbing, running, digging, jumping, ball games and dancing, promotes development gross motor skills, strength, endurance, and strengthens connections in the brain. It is also a great form of exercise, which promotes physical health. Play also encourages the development of cognitive skills, such as thinking, remembering, paying attention, problem solving, and can help develop an understanding of concepts such as shapes, colours and measurement.

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In addition to the social and emotional learning, playing with others also leads to an increased understanding of words and their use, as well as listening and speaking skills. At Helena College, play opportunities are facilitated for all year levels, Kindergarten to Year 5, both on the timetable and through learning practices. With extensive outdoor play areas, including dedicated play spaces for individual year groups, students have opportunities for active, unstructured play and more formal games. From mud kitchens to nature play, friendship rocks to cubbie houses, sandpits to adventure play equipment, students can explore, climb, build, invent, imagine and discover.

Expressions of Interest Helena College is inviting expressions of interest for Junior School enrolments. Limited opportunities are available for Year 4 and 5 in 2023. Applications for other entry points are welcomed. For more information, or to book a tour, please visit Helena College online at www.helena.wa.edu.au.

Glen Forrest (6-12) 9298 9100

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Matthew Hughes MLA JP Member for Kalamunda

On Thursday 12 May the McGowan Labor Government delivered its sixth budget since its election in March 2017. The 2022-23 budget strikes a prudent balance between increased spending and debt repayment. Readers may be aware that the last budget of the Barnett Liberal National government had debt rising $43.7 billion in 201920 and continuing deficits on the operational expenditure of the State Government. Effectively the Barnett Liberal National government ran the day-to-day services of the State (health, education, social services and the like) on what was tantamount to a credit card. Ahead of the 2017 election its solution to years of presiding over its own financial mismanagement and the resulting ballooning debt was the fire-sale of our ports and Western Power. Thankfully, with the election of the McGowan Labor Government that did not come to pass. Before this Budget, the McGowan Government had already paid down the Liberal Nationals debt by $11 billion since 2017. For the first time since 2015, net debt will now be lower than $30 billion. By contrast, NSW debt will more than triple from $43.6 billion to $133.7 billion by 2024 25 and the Commonwealth’s debt is forecast to increase by around two thirds. The McGowan Labor Government is the only government in Australia (this includes the Liberal National Commonwealth Government) that is operating in surplus and paying down debt. By paying down the WA Liberals and Nationals debt, the McGowan Labor Government has saved Western Australians more than $2.5 billion in wasteful interest costs over four years (2017-18 to 2020-21). This is a saving, independently calculated by WA’s Department of Treasury, to an amount equal to $950 for every Western Australian enabling the State Government to direct the money saved to debt reduction, government services and capital works. The interest costs for the total public sector in WA are expected to be $1 billion in 2021-22. By contrast when the McGowan

Government came to office, interest costs were $1.7 billion and projected rise to over $2 billion by 2019-20. As we have seen with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s recent rate rise, it is responsible and prudent financial management to pay down debt. A focus of this year’s budget will be to safeguard Western Australians from potential international interest rate rises, potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars of Government revenue. Given the volatility of international interest rates, reducing the debt burden inherited from the former WA Liberal National parties when in power will further shield Western Australia from anticipated increasing debt repayments borne out of prospective interest rate rises signalled by the Reserve Bank of Australia. It is interesting to note by contrast Commonwealth interest costs are expected to rise to almost $25 billion per year over the next four years. Interest would be the Liberal National Commonwealth Government’s seventh largest expense, if it were seen as an expenditure program. This is more than the annual cost of Australia’s disability pension ($22.2b), about three quarters of the annual cost its aged care system ($33b) and more than the annual cost of Commonwealth funding to the States for public hospitals ($32.6b). As can be seen when debt is allowed to get out of control, it can have a huge impact on your budget bottom line. Typically, Liberal National Governments then seek to cut programme expenditure or to hike fees and charges beyond tolerable levels in a vein effort to bring matters back under control and seek to sell profitable State assets as intended by the Liberals and nationals when they set their sights on the sale of our ports and Western Power. The State’s strong economic performance has resulted in an operating surplus of $5.7 billion for 2021-22 and motivated the McGowan Government’s decision to further pay down the debt inherited from the Barnett Liberal National Government by a further $1.2 billion, thus saving $132 million in interest payments and providing opportunities for a raft of targeted budget measures for increased spending in housing, community support, health and mental health, support for aboriginal communities, action on climate change, economic diversification and massive infrastructure investment. Full details of the 2022-23 State Budget can be found at: https://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au Matthew Hughes JP MLA ~ Member for Kalamunda.

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Bushfire Hovea Ready Ashram Group Hovea Ashram is the main Australian centre for an organisation known as the Universal Great Brotherhood, which was founded in 1948 by Dr Serge R. de la Ferriere. The Ashram welcomes you to attend the regular Tuesday evening meditation and discussion sessions. We start at 7 pm. You can attend in person or join the many others who attend by phone. Those seeking some “time out” for reflection can stay at one of our several accommodation units. You can stay for one night, one week, or whatever suits.

Coming Events: Saturday June 11, 10 to 12

Sunday 19 June, 10 to 4

Saturday 25 June, 10 to 12

One Thousand and One Arabian nights: a fascinating Jungian perspective International Yoga day: Yoga practice and philosophy, It’s not just posturing! Yoga as a way of life. $50 donation for attendance, lunch provided Great Women Spiritual Leaders

Queries to Manita Beskow: P: 0419 043 768 E: mani1@iinet.net.au Ashram Address: 805 Margaret Road, Hovea. Visit our website for more information on workshops and activities: universalgreatbrotherhood.org.au. May your inner peace become the peace of the world

Soroptimist International of Helena

June 2022 At time of writing this we are mid-way through National Volunteer Week. Our club and organization survive on volunteers giving their time to help girls and women worldwide, and including local and national assistance and advocacy. We are always looking to increase our membership with women committed to helping other women, and at the same time building friendships and having fun. Please consider us if you have any spare time and would like to “give back” to your community. Our recent biennial Conference of Clubs met online and the adage (by Zig Ziglar) of the 3 C’s in life were referenced. We have CHOICES, CHANCES and CHANGES …. You must make the Choice to take a Chance if you want anything in life to Change. Our club’s vision choses to take a chance at making a change to the lives of women and girls. The Conference had many highlights, the major one being a change of name to our Federation. We will no longer be known as South West Pacific, but are now the Soroptimist International Federation of Southeast Asia and Pacific. Our club will be hosting a Mahjong Afternoon Tea on 30th June (replacing the cancelled one last year) at Glen Forrest Sports Club. Funds raised will be used for projects our group runs and supports throughout the year. Details as follows: Date: Thursday 30th June Cost: $25

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Glen Forrest Sports Club, McGlew Road, Glen Forrest

Banking details: BSB 633 000 Account 152297099

Reference: Mahjong and your name

Should you be interested in joining us for this fundraiser, please book to enable us to cater for you, and advise any dietary issues please. Robyn 0417 179 761

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Katherine 9527 7037 (leave a message)

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Swan Rotary Club of Midland Swan Valley Completing the track was through the Darling Ranges from Collie to Kalamunda, nearly 350km of hills and the rocky granite outcrops, Kenneth’s feelings towards the end became a mixture of sadness and happiness.

Rotary Youth Exchange provides an opportunity of a lifetime for high school students to live & study abroad and to experience first-hand the many cultures of a different country and a new way of life. In this life-changing experience, they spend up to 12 months living and studying in a foreign country, learning a lot about themselves and the culture of their adopted host families. They will make life-long friendships with the families, Rotarians, and fellow Exchange students they meet. This aligns with the Rotary objective of building goodwill and understanding between nations. Students from other countries come to Australia as part of Rotary Youth Exchange and Kenneth Bruun-Schmidt Dorrens arrived from Denmark in 2002-03 hosted by members of the Rotary Club of Swan Valley. He has visited Australia several times since, the latest visit being May this year when he decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track from Albany to Kalamunda, 1005 kms with 10 track towns and 49 huts/campsites on the way. His journey began along the coastal line Albany to Northcliffe with 351 km through sand dunes and beachwalks, crossing inlets, through the Tingle forrest and experiencing tiger snakes and dugites among other local fauna.

He made it and Rotarians went to greet him at the end. A few kilos lost and an adventure that Kenneth believes all West Australians should do. At least a part of it! After completing this track alone it was time for reflections and home to Denmark his wife and daughter. Kenneth addressed the Club before returning home and emphasised what the year as a Rotary Exchange student did for him and how it influenced his life, including the many lifelong friends he has made amongst the Rotarians he met in Western Australia.

Next came the Green Tunnel Northcliffe to Collie, over 300km through the Karri forest where some physical and mental challenges appeared. But it was half way and, by now, he had struck some friendships with track buddies met along the way.

Mundaring & Hills Historical Society Inc. Early Bellevue Settlement Edward Robinson was one of the pioneers of Bellevue. Edward was the nephew of Percival Robinson, who was very influential in Bellevue. Edward was born in England in 1839. At the age of four with his parents and four siblings he came to Western Australia on the ship Success. His father died on the voyage and his mother later remarried, and the family were living in Brookton. Edward had no formal education and worked as both a shepherd and labourer in Brookton. Later with is stepbrother John Seabrook he took up land in Pingelly to establish a wheat and sheep farm. In 1875 he established Croydon Station near Roebourne. At the age of 38 he married a widow Beverley Sophia Pennel Baddock (Pinnell). He sold his entire holdings in 1885 to purchase 750 acres on the Helena River. This property became Belle View homestead. This was first established as a diary and a substantial homestead and was built of many rooms, wide verandas, servants’ quarters, a smokehouse, and bakers’ oven; the stables were also very extensive. Clay from the site was used in the building of these structures and in fact by the June 2022 – Darlington Review

mid-1890s brickmaking became a substantial industry with up to seven firms working in the area. Edward went on to become a member of the Greenmount Road Board (now Mundaring Shire) and WA Legislative Council. After his wife Sophia died in 1909 Edward built the Anglican church of the Good Shepherd as a memorial to her. She had been a stalwart supporter of the Anglican Church and was a founder of the first Sunday School in Midland Junction. Belle View and the former Helena Farm are one of the remaining tangible links with the politically and socially influential group known as the ‘Nor’Westers’. Families such as the Harpers, Brockmans, Hammersleys, Morrisons and Robinsons, built substantial houses on large properties and through membership of parliament, local government, freemasonry, and intermarriage, became an important element in Western Australia’s decision-making process. (Criterion 4.1) Next General Meeting 2pm, Saturday 18th June Boya Community Ctr Scott St, Boya Guest Speaker – Bob Sheppard Talking about the release of his latest book ‘TROOPS, TENTS AND TRAINING’

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Forrest Darlings CWA May has been a busy month of markets for the Forrest Darlings. We attended the Mundaring Garden and Farmers Market twice in the days before Mothers Day with our craft stall. Many thanks to organisers Andrew and Mandy Osenton for allowing community groups to set up a stall for no fee. We raised over $700 over the two Saturdays from the sales of knitted crafts, CWA cookbooks, shopping bags and more for mums. Donations of beautiful handmade crafts to sell were kindly gifted by many of our talented members. We also enjoyed spreading the word about the work of CWA and engaging with some potential new members. Forrest Darlings members Julie and Heather have been the driving force behind running these stalls and we are grateful for their energy and commitment.

Monthly Meetings We’re returning to Helena College (Darlington Campus on Ryecroft Rd) for our meetings from June. Meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm. They might involve learning a new skill, sharing our crafts or hearing from a special guest speaker. New members and visitors can always be assured of a warm welcome. For further information please look up Forrest Darlings CWA on Facebook or call Kate Herren (President) on 0452 644 248.

Congratulations Sally Members of Forrest Darlings CWA would like to extend our huge congratulations to our treasurer Sally on the successful launch of her first book, Outback Teacher. We’re very proud of your amazing achievement!

Donna Faragher JP MLC Member for East Metro National Volunteers Week, held in May, provides a wonderful opportunity to thank, recognise and celebrate the important contribution volunteers make across our country. This year’s theme, ‘Better Together’ is all about celebrating volunteers who help make our communities stronger, especially during times of crisis or isolation. As Shadow Minister for Youth and Member for East Metropolitan Region, it was my pleasure to join Scouts WA recently to acknowledge their team of dedicated volunteers who support and encourage the physical, social and emotional development of thousands of young West Australians every year. Scouts WA have units throughout the State and it was fantastic to catch up again with the Chief Commissioner, Ayden Mackenzie, and to meet some of the adult and youth leaders and volunteers from local units including the Walliston Scout Group, the Hampton Park Scout Group and the newly formed Bassendean Scout Group.

volunteers provided 13,440 education and youth development activities for children and young people across the State and contributed more than 1,414,800 hours of volunteering – a remarkable achievement! Scouts WA are always keen for more members of the community to join their volunteering team to help them support even more young West Australians. If you are interested in getting involved, please visit www.scoutswa.com.au, connect with Scouts WA on Facebook, or call 6240 7700. Thank you to all volunteers across the East Metropolitan Region who give their time, energy and commitment to supporting our community in so many ways. Thank you!

There is no doubt that Scouts WA benefit enormously from the contribution made by their leaders and volunteers who provide support, care and guidance to Scouts across all different age groups, starting from Joey Scouts through to Rover Scouts. In 2021 alone, Scouts were supported by 4,532 and 1,363 youth and adult leaders and volunteers respectively. These wonderful June 2022 – Darlington Review

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Mundaring Arts Centre

MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE The 2022 Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition Country Connections is on display at Mundaring Arts Centre until 19 June. The exhibition features new works by Darlington artists Jina Lee, Alastair Taylor, and Antony Muia, along with 15 other artists who have a continuing connection to Mundaring. Antony Muia’s Untitled was one of four works acquired for the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection. Untitled explores the way we observe and interact with the natural landscape, referencing the diverse flora and fauna found in the Perth Hills. Jina Lee’s Expansion is inspired by atoms and the invisible bonds they create between living things. Alastair Taylor’s Bush Walk is created from objects found on bushwalks through the region, some natural and some man-made but all with their own kind of beauty.

MIDLAND ARTS CENTRE Darlington artist Antony Muia’s solo exhibition Upper Reach is on display at Midland Junction Arts Centre until 16 July. Upper Reach features a series of experimental etchings inspired by the unique flora and fauna found in Perth’s eastern suburbs and foothills. Through these etchings, Muia explores a synergy between figuration and the natural world and considers the history and traditions of printmaking, including its strong ties to illustration and storytelling. Exhibited alongside Upper Reach is Quiddity, presented by leading arts and health organisation DADAA. Quiddity showcases the work of artists from DADAA’s studios, exploring the genre of portraiture. For this exhibition, each artist has sought to capture the essence of their subject, rather than just a physical likeness. As part of the public program, experimental band The Definitives will collaborate with dance group On Track for a one-of-a-kind performance on 15 June.

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Darlington Dibbler Girl Guides Girl Guides inspires girls to discover the best in themselves and to make a positive difference in their community. The Darlington Dibblers participated in Anzac Day 2022 in two ways. Some of our guides lit candles and held vigils at the end of their driveway at dawn. We also had a group of Darlington guides join the senior unit to march and participate in the afternoon service at the Mundaring War Memorial. Thanks to the Mundaring RSL for organising. #LestWeForget.

We welcome new girls aged from 7-12 years. We meet at Kathleen Skipsey Hall – on Glen Road, Darlington on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm during the school term. If you have any queries regarding Darlington Dibbler Girl Guides please contact Karen on 0403 233 907 or enquire at Girl Guides WA.

We started this term with the girls exploring the ideas around ‘free to be me’ to gain an understanding of how to be confident within themselves. Mothers were invited along to our pamper night where the girls gave mum a manicure and made them supper. The girls enjoyed asking their mums questions about themselves, such as what was their favourite holiday as a child? The mums appreciated the opportunity to spend some time one on one with their girls. We are looking forward to starting our fire badge over the next few weeks. At the end of the month we will be helping to plant seedlings along the creek line behind the hall.

Friends Of Glen Park Reserve (FOGP) AFTER A LONG HOT SUMMER Friends of Glen Park are on the go once again, working to save the biodiversity of the fauna and flora of our planet …. Well at least our beautiful Glen Park Reserve, crossed by Nyaania Creek, in Glen Road Darlington! However, it was distressing to see the native vegetation, especially on the southern side of Nyaania Creek, struggling to survive the long dry summer. Fortunately, with a little rain in March and April, and heavier rain in May, some native vegetation is recovering. And two native plant species, a native yam and a trigger plant, are already flowering! Hasn’t Mother Nature well equipped our Australian flora and fauna to survive our summers? On two extremely hot days, the Mundaring Shire Landcare team carried ‘life saving’ water to the seedlings we planted last winter along Nyaania Creek and upland from the Creek. Many of the rushes along the banks that appeared to be dead, now have green shoots!

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In May, Friends of Glen Park and the Shire Landcare team, met to plan for 2022. Our first event, on 29th May, is the exciting time for the Darlington Scouts and Guides to plant seedlings along Nyannia Creek and further upland. Thankfully the Shire Landcare team dug the 551 holes! The seedlings were supplied by the Mundaring Shire or purchased with grant funds. The environmentalist from Terratree, assisted us with the purchase and planting. Another planning task, was to mark on an aerial map of Glen Park, the areas to hand weed, and the more open degraded areas, to handwipe or target spray. Maybe you and your family could join us on a Monday morning or another time during the week, to assist with the weeding. Contact details Glenys 9299 8347 or Leonie 0400 217293

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Friends of Darlington Station Reserve (FODS) And Now For The Fun Part – Planting As I write we FODS volunteers are just about to meet on Sunday to begin digging holes for the tube stock plants from Shire of Mundaring which are expected to arrive sometime in June. Like all other industries and businesses, Covid has affected the growers and their time- sensitive deadlines. I have been told that potting on this year’s seedlings has been badly delayed in some cases by staff absences so we wish you all well and will just keep digging in the meantime. As you walk through the Station Reserve you will have noticed the huge pile of dead plants and branches we cleared over the past working sessions; it was a harsh summer and it took its toll. Now is the time for looking closely for new life though and close scrutiny will see Hovea, Thomasia, and Prickly Moses seedlings and orchids emerging. Native grasses are growing too so do grab Una Bell’s excellent book “Common Native Grasses of South-West WA” and see what you can spot in the reserve and at your place too. Now is a great time to look before the weeds get going in earnest. Mulching will slow weed growth and protect/ improve the soil for you.

Some plants in flower right now, worth thinking of for your garden:

(TOP LEFT) Hakea – This one is tall growing and very hardy

If you would like to join our friendly Friends Group at the reserve, you can phone Jane or just come along and say hello. We will meet on 5th and 19th in June from 8 to 10 am followed by morning tea. Contact: Jane on 0477 987 048 or arnoldmj55@gmail.com

(TOP RIGHT) Eucalyptus Kruseana – Small, slow growing but with showy flowers and pretty grey foliage (LEFT) Eucalyptus Macranda – This is also grey leafed and slow growing but these are the best of any showy gum flowers

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Darlington History Group WORKSHOP WITH HERITAGE ARCHITECT BRUCE CALLOW Held on Wednesday 11 May, this was a departure from our usual Guest Speaker Evenings. A small workshop was held joining with the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society members and invited guests (including Shire of Mundaring Councillors) and presented by Heritage Architect Bruce Callow, to help us find ways that the Darlington History Group and Mundaring and Hills Historical Society can assist the Shire of Mundaring update the Municipal Inventory (MI) and Heritage List.

Meeting be held in the near future, arranged through Shire Officers. Val Shiell, DHG Chair

VOLUNTARY AID DETACHMENT WW2 MISS DOROTHY ELTZE VICTOR Archivist Lyn Myles has added another name to the Honour Board WW2, which will be unveiled later this year. Born in Peppermint Grove in 1906, Dorothy Victor was the daughter of William Victor, who married Ethel Page-Smith when he was 48 years old. The Victor family were the first family to live in Darlington c1891. There is also a stained glass window at St Cuthberts church made in their honour. You can read more information about the historic Victor family on our website.

Bruce Callow and Associates presented the Shire of Mundaring with the Final Report of the Municipal Inventory in September 1997. With experience and a background as an elected Shire of Mundaring Councillor between 1986 – 1992, coupled with his work as a Heritage Consultant for the Heritage Council of WA, and having completed numerous Municipal Inventories for Northampton, Greenough and Geraldton, we wanted to draw on his knowledge and expertise on this matter. The Municipal Inventory (MI) has not been reviewed since it was compiled in September 1997. A new Heritage Act (2018) has been enacted. Since 1997, digitised records are publicly available which has provided access to detailed information to correct inaccuracies in the MI. Both organisations have been attempting to reinstate the Heritage Advisory Group for some time, as a means to update the MI as we became aware of the discrepancies. As Bruce pointed out, this will take a lot of effort and will require a collegiate approach. In our discussion, it was proposed that we could develop a model of review which uses the expertise of the History groups, through an Advisory Panel/ Reference Group, with a Heritage Consultant called upon to vet amended or new Heritage Place Nomination Sheets. We would envisage that a Heritage Advisory/Reference Group would work with Shire Officers and Councillors to ensure – • the inventory is updated. • additional places are recognised and • the revision of existing places undertaken where new information is identified and • this work would be underpinned by a Heritage Strategy. Cr James Martin suggested that to engage at this level, we would need Terms of Reference for a Heritage Advisory Panel/ Heritage Reference Group, the community interest, its intent and benefits to the Shire. Cr Jeans suggested, that as the Cultural Advisory Group (CAG) has included reports from both MHHS and DHG in its Agenda, CAG could possibly host a Heritage Sub Committee, thereby meeting the Statuary Requirements of the Heritage Act. Discussion also centred on the need to include a Heritage Strategy as an addition to the Shire’s Community Plan and relevant planning documents. DHG and MHHS undertook to review other Councils’ approaches to find a workable strategic heritage framework. A Stakeholder Meeting was suggested with interested Councillors, Shire Officers, and members of the Darlington and Mundaring History Groups would be an effective way of working together to establish a Heritage Advisory Panel/ Heritage Reference Group. Bruce Callow thought that this model could be used by other Council’s facing similar issues when updating this information. To start this process, it was suggested that a Stakeholders

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Miss Victor served in the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), which was later incorporated into the Women’s Auxiliary. Another Darlington resident, Mollie Skinner, published a book called “Letters of a VAD”, of Mollie’s time serving in WW1, and it was this book that acclaimed author DH Lawrence found and read when he stayed at Leithdale in 1922, and influenced him to cowrite with Mollie Skinner the book “Boy in the Bush”. Dorothy Victor

Dorothy Victor on her brumby

GUEST SPEAKER PROGRAMME As is our usual practice, DHG will have a break from our GS programme over the winter period, where we will continue to work on various projects for the history group. Our guest speaker programme will resume on Wednesday 14 September at 7.30pm. Watch this space for upcoming guests.

BRIC-A-BRAC! YOUR TRASH IS OUR TREASURE During the past few years we have greatly appreciated the support of the community for donations of Bric-a-Brac for our fundraising stall at the Darlington Arts Festival. If you have any items in good condition you would like to donate, please phone Lyn 9298 8604 or email myleslc@bigpond.com. Please note that at this stage we are unable to accept books.

MEMBERSHIP NOW DUE – JUST $5 A YEAR PER PERSON You may have forgotten to renew your membership for the year, or perhaps you are new to our village and would like to join. Please visit our website for information on how to become a member, and be part of Sharing the Heritage in Darlington.

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Garrick Theatre As another successful season ends, we farewell Three Tall Women which has enjoyed a highly successful run and look forward to an exciting and entertaining Season Two presented by our Teens at Garrick. I’m sure many of us will remember in 2020, a year that saw so many events cancelled as covid raised it’s ugly head and seemingly changed our lives forever, Garrick’s TAG, with some help from some trusty STAGs (Senior Teens at Garrick) stage the lively, comedic, and utterly entertaining The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson, by Kent R. Brown. In a bleak year, this production offered a bright ray of laughter and relief from our worries. Once again, in 2022, our TAGs and trusty STAGs are collaborating to bring to the stage another adventure featuring the irrepressible Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson as they work to save not only London, but perhaps the whole world from the diabolical plans of none other than Count Dracula. A story that spans Europe, from the forbidding forests of Transylvania to the bustling streets of London, can Shirley, Jennie and their brave companions save the day? Opening 7th May 2021, Dracula: A Comic Thriller Starring Shirley Holmes and Jennie Watson, written by Kent R Brown, is sure to be at times thrilling, chilling, hilarious and never, ever boring. Be sure to book early, you don’t want to miss this show. Our fantastic cast are: Olivia Fellows: Jennie Watson; Sami Compton: Shirley Holmes; Fiona Forster: Mrs Dobresnski; Kailem Mollard – Jonathan Harker; Asher Koshen – Mina Murray; Dakota Horrigan-Owen –

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Sabrina r Arabella Van Helsing; James Nailen – Dracula; Phoebe Mills – Dracula; Kody Fellows – Dracula; Amy Locke – Lucy Westerna; Rob McConnell – Dr Seward; Sophie David – Renfield; Brianna Thompson – Sloth; Paris Jenner – Wrath; Patryk Smith – Lust; Karla Jones – Greed; Sophia Lawson – Pride; Ellien van Heerwaarden – Envy; Gluttony – Amanda Jean Bird; Ensemble – Ben Anderson – Stephen Walsh; Kristina Leake; Erin Horrigan Directed by Rodney Stickells-Palmer and Gail Lusted, Assistant Director Natalia Smith together with musicians and backstage and technical crew all dedicated to bringing a theatre experience you won’t soon forget. Season Four sees the long-awaited return of When Dad Married Fury, written by David Williamson and directed by Lynne Devenish. Due to unforeseen circumstances this production had to be put back until season four, but it will be worth the wait as a talented cast in the experienced hand of Lynne Devenish bring this tale of family, inheritance and so much more to the stage. To round out the year, our very own Dame of Garrick Theatre, the glorious Kerry Goode sees our 90th year out in superb style with Bernie’s Olde Tyme Music Hall. A celebration of all that is great and good in musical theatre, be prepared for a trip back in time to musical theatre as it used to be. A festival of song and dance that is sure to get your toes tapping and have you singing along. In the meantime, stay safe, stay well, and see you at Garrick very soon.

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ǀĂůƵĞ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚ ƚŚĂŶ ĐŽŶƚĞŶƚ ƌĞĐĂůů͘ dŚĞ ďƌŽĂĚĞƌ ĂƉƉƌŽĂĐŚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ / ŝƉůŽŵĂ ŝƐ ůŝŬĞ ƚŚĂƚ ŽĨ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ĐŽƵƌƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ďĞƚƚĞƌ ƉƌĞƉĂƌĞƐ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĨŽƌ ƉĂƌƚŝĐŝƉĂƚŝŽŶ ĂƐ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ƵŶĚĞƌŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞƐ͘ ^ƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬŝŶŐ t d Z ŝŶ zĞĂƌ ϭϮ ĂƌĞ ƌĂŶŬĞĚ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƉĞĞƌƐ ĂĐƌŽƐƐ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĞŶƚŝƌĞ LJĞĂƌ ĐĂŶ ďĞ ǀŝĞǁĞĚ ĂƐ ŽŶĞ ŽĨ ŽŶŐŽŝŶŐ ĐŽŵƉĞƚŝƚŝŽŶ͘ dŚĞ ĂŶŶƵĂů ƉƵďůŝƐŚŝŶŐ ŽĨ ƐĐŚŽŽů d Z ƌĞƐƵůƚƐ ƉůĂĐĞƐ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ ŝŶ ĐŽŵƉĞƚŝƚŝŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ ĞĂĐŚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĂƐ ƚŚĞLJ ƐĞĞŬ ƚŽ Đůŝŵď ƚŚĞ ůĂĚĚĞƌ ŽĨ ďĞƐƚ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵŝŶŐ d Z ŝŶƐƚŝƚƵƚŝŽŶƐ͘ EŽƚ ƐƵƌƉƌŝƐŝŶŐůLJ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ƚƌĂŶƐůĂƚĞƐ ŝŶƚŽ ƐŽŵĞ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ ƉƵƚƚŝŶŐ ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚ ƉƌĞƐƐƵƌĞ ƵƉŽŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͘ dŚĞ / ŝƉůŽŵĂ WƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞ͕ ǁŚŝůƐƚ Ɛƚŝůů ŐĞŶĞƌĂƚŝŶŐ ĂŶ d Z ĨŽƌ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ĞŶƚƌĂŶĐĞ ŝŶ ƵƐƚƌĂůŝĂ͕ ŝƐ ĞŶƚŝƌĞůLJ ŶŽŶͲ ĐŽŵƉĞƚŝƚŝǀĞͬĐŽŵƉĂƌĂƚŝǀĞ͘ / ŝƉůŽŵĂ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĂƌĞ ŶĞǀĞƌ ŝŶ ĐŽŵƉĞƚŝƚŝŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƉĞĞƌƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ƌĞƐƵůƚƐ ĂƌĞ ĞŶƚŝƌĞůLJ ďĂƐĞĚ ƵƉŽŶ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂů ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ŝŶ ĨŝŶĂů LJĞĂƌ ĞdžĂŵŝŶĂƚŝŽŶƐ ĂŶĚ ŝŶƚĞƌŶĂů ĂƐƐĞƐƐŵĞŶƚƐ͘ ƚ dƌĞĞƚŽƉƐ͕ zĞĂƌ ϭϭ ĂŶĚ ϭϮ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĞŶũŽLJ ǀĞƌLJ ƐŵĂůů ĐůĂƐƐ ƐŝnjĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůŝƐĞĚ ƚƵŝƚŝŽŶ ŝŶ Ă ǁŝĚĞ ƌĂŶŐĞ ŽĨ ƐƵďũĞĐƚ ĐŚŽŝĐĞƐ͘ KƵƌ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ͗  ĂƌĞ ŝŶƐƉŝƌĞĚ ƚŽ ĂƐŬ ƋƵĞƐƚŝŽŶƐ͕ ƉƵƌƐƵĞ ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂů ĂƐƉŝƌĂƚŝŽŶƐ͕ ƐĞƚ ĐŚĂůůĞŶŐŝŶŐ ŐŽĂůƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌƐŝƐƚĞŶĐĞ ƚŽ ĂĐŚŝĞǀĞ ƚŚŽƐĞ ŐŽĂůƐ͖  ĚĞǀĞůŽƉ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞ ĂŶĚ ŵĂŬĞ ƌĞĂƐŽŶĞĚ ĞƚŚŝĐĂů ũƵĚŐĞŵĞŶƚƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂĐƋƵŝƌĞ ƚŚĞ ĨůĞdžŝďŝůŝƚLJ͕ ƉĞƌƐĞǀĞƌĂŶĐĞ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŶĨŝĚĞŶĐĞ ƚŽ ďƌŝŶŐ ĂďŽƵƚ ŵĞĂŶŝŶŐĨƵů ĐŚĂŶŐĞ͖  ƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬĞ ŚĞĂůƚŚLJ ƌĞůĂƚŝŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͕ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂů ĂŶĚ ƐŚĂƌĞĚ ƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďŝůŝƚLJ͕ ĂŶĚ ĞĨĨĞĐƚŝǀĞ ƚĞĂŵǁŽƌŬ͘ /Ĩ LJŽƵ͕ Žƌ LJŽƵƌ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚ͕ ĂƌĞ ĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŝŶŐ LJŽƵƌ ŽƉƚŝŽŶƐ ĨŽƌ zĞĂƌ ϭϭ ĂŶĚ ϭϮ͕ ĐŽŶƚĂĐƚ dƌĞĞƚŽƉƐ ŽŶ ϵϮϵϵ ϲϳϮϱ ƚŽ Ŭ Ă ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůŝƐĞĚ ƚŽƵƌ ĂŶĚ ůĞĂƌŶ ĂďŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ dƌĞĞƚŽƉƐ ĚŝĨĨĞƌĞŶĐĞ͘

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Baha’i Community of Mundaring ”As the friends ponder what is before them, they will readily see that for every community there is a goal in reach, and for every goal a path to reach it.” At the end of May our small community challenged ourselves to host a local conference extending an invitation to the wider community to join us to learn how we can all work together towards a vision of humanity based on the principles of unity, peace and equality. 45 guests attended over two days for jam packed program. We explored how Baha’is perceive a future world free of prejudice, injustice, war and fear, indeed, how we all share these hopes, no matter our background or faith. We studied how humanity can take steps towards this future reality, what systems and attitudes are needed to facilitate this change, and how this pathway is wide and welcoming for all who wish to join on this journey. There were moving and insightful talks, including a fascinating look at how the Mundaring Baha’i community has evolved since the first Baha’i family moved to Darlington in the 1980’s. The youth created a video sharing their experiences of the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program, how it has helped them to go on to mentor younger youth following in their footsteps. A highlight was the large collaborative art piece created during the afternoon session. Each participant painted an individual canvas that, when all were put together, created a work so much greater than the sum of the individual parts. With friendships deepened, laughter, music and a vibrant children’s program we closed the conference with joy and hope and look forward to sharing our journey with you towards our vision.

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Darlington Family Playgroup Darlington Family Playgroup has welcomed in the winter months. As the colder weather approaches indoor activates have become the norm. Our members have enjoyed playing dress ups, doing crafts, climbing on our soft-play equipment and playing in the home corner.

amazing range of indoor toys, costumes and role play areas. We are run by local parents and volunteers who work hard to provide unique play and learning opportunities for your child. We aim to foster important social interaction for both children and parents alike.

Darlington Family Playgroup runs sessions for children aged 0-5.

So please come down for a cuppa and try our two trial sessions We’d love to welcome you into our little community. They say it takes a village and we would love for you to find yours at the Darlington Family Playgroup.

If you are new to the area or new to parenting and would like to meet other local families then playgroup is the answer. We have a fun and fully fenced outdoor play-space complete with a shaded playground and veggie garden as well as an

Darlington Primary School ANZAC @ Darlington Primary School

Mother’s Day at Darlington Primary School

The first day of this term (Tuesday 26 April) Darlington Primary School held its annual ANZAC Ceremony. Under the direction of Year 4/5 teacher Mrs Judy Staples and her husband Mr Shaun Staples, selected students were dressed in historic World War 1 & 2 uniforms to form the school’s Catafalque Party. The commemoration contingent was led in by a banner party carrying the flags of Australia, New Zealand, England and France. Head Boy, Spencer, and Head Girl, Abagail, ran the indoors ceremony which was a very meaningful time for the students and staff. All classes prepared a tribute to lay at the flagpole.

Mother’s – a centre piece of the community, were celebrated and appreciated at Darlington Primary school recently. Many classes scheduled special activities for mums to be involved in. Year 1 students hosted their mums at school for a special afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream!

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Shire of Mundaring Library Service Story and Rhyme Times Back in the Libraries Story time and baby rhyme time sessions are being held back in the libraries with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from Friday 29 April. All baby rhyme time sessions are on at 9.30am, and all story time sessions are on at 10.30am. Mundaring Library sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Boya Library sessions are on Wednesdays and Fridays. No bookings are necessary. We’d love to see you there!

What’s All the Hoopla About? Hoopla is a great new digital resource that allows library members to borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, music, audiobooks, movies and TV shows to enjoy on a computer or mobile device with no holds or waiting. All titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hoopla offers a massive catalogue of over 900,000 titles (and growing) to choose from is and instantly available to members. Members can borrow up to 6 instant borrows per month per member. You will need a current library membership to access hoopla. Register an account with hoopla and view the fantastic resources available at https://www.hoopladigital.com.au/

The Red Witch by Nathan Hobby Author Talk Monday 20 June, 6pm, Boya Community Centre

to Victoria Cross winner Hugo Throssell, and finally on to her long widowhood as a ‘red witch’, marked out from society by her loyalty to the Soviet Union and her unconventional ways. Through meticulous archival research and historical detective work, Nathan Hobby reveals many unknown aspects of Prichard’s life, including the likely identity of the mysterious lover who influenced her deeply in her twenties, her withdrawal from politics during her remarkable five-year literary peak and an intimate friendship with poet Hugh McCrae. Bookings are essential at https://200622b.eventbrite.com.au. About Nathan Hobby: Dr Nathan Hobby is a Perth author, librarian and honorary research fellow at UWA. His book The Red Witch: A Biography of Katharine Susannah Prichard expands on his PhD thesis about her early life. Hobby won the TAG Hungerford Award for his novel The Fur (Fremantle Press, 2004). He blogs at nathanhobby.com.

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Seed Donations Welcome for the Seed Library Seed donations are most welcome to help stock up the Mundaring Seed Library.

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Donation bags are available at both libraries, or you can use your own bag - just write down details about the seed variety, where it was harvested, and any handy growing tips. The wonderful folk at Mundaring Seed Savers clean and organise the seeds ready for library members to “borrow”. You can read more about the Seed Library and how to harvest seeds at bit.ly/MunSeedLib.

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The Darlington The Darlington Club Club The Italian Night was a great success. The Italian Night was bellissimo with a wide range of hearty fare to choose from. Thank you to all Club members who contributed the many tasty dishes, and also to those that decorated the table in Italian theme, and to those that washed dishes and cleaned the hall afterwards. Great to see so many past members return to make it a very special night, thank you. Best wishes Sue Club President.

Coming events: Please Note: The Club will hold its AGM on the 17th

June 2022. Doors will open at 6PM. Meeting to start at 7PM, followed by drinks and light refreshments.

For normal Fridays the Club opens at 6.30pm every second Friday at Darlington Lesser Hall. BYO drinks and nibbles.

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1st Darlington Scouts Joey Scouts ages 5-8 Cub Scouts ages 8-11 Scouts ages 11-14 Venturer Scouts ages 14-18 Rover Scouts ages 18-25 Adult Volunteers ages 18+

An excellent tradition continued after a couple of years’ hiatus with Darlington Scout Group joining other local Scout groups to attend ANZAC Day Services and overnight vigils at Blackboy Hill.

Scouts Scouts this month have been geocaching, nighthiking, constructing and outdoor cooking. Nothing beats a spud cooked on the coals!

Venturers Several of our Venturers enjoyed a solo overnight hike on a 12km section of the Bibbulmun Track, in chilly but perfect hiking conditions.

Joeys With the cooler weather comes fires, and even our younger 5 and 6 year old Joeys have been practicing their bushcraft skills, learning to light matches, campfire safety, and compass points. We appreciate the access to the hall bushland setting and creek.

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The aim of Scouts is youth led and adult supported, so all our sections are encouraged to choose the activities together that they want to learn and experience. The aim of Scouts is youth led and adult supported, so all our sections are encouraged to choose the activities together that they want to learn and experience. Coming up we have a combined section group camp at the Scouts WA Manjedal Activity Centre, with heaps of adventure activities planned, such as archery, tunnels and rock climbing.

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Cubs enjoyed a fascinating visit with the Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre, learning about different habitats, care, and meeting up close.

We’re grateful to Bendigo Bank Mundaring for the opportunity to fundraise, and Darlington Scouts have a pile of tickets sell. Tickets are on sale through to 30 October 2022, so if you would like to get some tickets from us, with the chance to win $20,000 please get in touch with an email or message to our Facebook page. Darlington Scouts are open to boys and girls, comprising 4 sections: Joey Scouts (age 5-8); Cub Scouts (age 8-11); Scouts (age 11-14); and Venturer Scouts (Age 14-18). For information contact: membership@darlingtonscouts.com, or www.darlingtonscouts.com, or the Darlington Scout Group Facebook page.

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Darlington Christian Fellowship THE POWER OF THE SWORD

In the Old Testament God frequently had His people use a sword to work towards fulfilling His promises of having victory over sin and to retain a land for His people. Yet when Peter used his sword to protect Jesus in the New Testament, Jesus rebuked him and told him to put it away.

their downfall was evident. Men were often used and empowered by God to try and remove sin and lawlessness from Godless lands, although never completely victorious because the physical sword in the hand of man couldn’t remove the heart of sin and lawlessness from within Israel itself.

Hadn’t Jesus just recently told His disciples that He hadn’t come to bring peace but a sword? So why couldn’t Peter give his sword a red hot go at saving Christ's life? Why did God ever choose to put the hand of man behind a sword when He could have fought the battle Himself?

God gave mankind a chance to fight the battle by using their own efforts. It was evident that man's efforts would never be enough to have victory over the real battle. Israel were fighting a battle of sin and lawlessness in the land while the same battle continued to lay unconquered within their own hearts.

We see that the sword was useless in the hand of Israel unless it was God's supernatural intervention that swung it. When Israel fought in their own strength, or for their own purpose,

Christ took the battle into His own hands. He became the only Man behind the sword. He came to conquer the battle that destroys bodies, hearts, souls and minds. A battle that could never be

won at the hand of man, because the battle raged within the men who held the sword, just as much as within the men they fought. God is a very powerful and effective swinger of a sword. We can all give our own swords a red hot go at the battle, but the real victory will only come when we let God do for us that which we cannot do for ourselves. Sandra Parish

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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jealousy for them, in His pursuit and His constant calling to them, we see to the heart of God. A love so fierce and so strong that He gives ALL of Himself to a CHRISTIAN FAITH people who constantly dishonour His God seems mighty harsh Holy Name. The love I see makes my heart yearn for God as I wait and watch towards the Israelites. and anticipate the day the Living God receives His joy. He speaks of this day Where’s the love? The way the Lord speaks of Israel is throughout His whole Book - from intense. He speaks of His never ending beginning to end. desire for them along with also describing their constant unfaithfulness The love story hidden within His book is incredible. It is filled with brokenness to Him. and heartache along with a yearning so deep it outweighs any passionate love He pursues Israel - they hear Him. He provides their needs - they soon story this earth has ever seen, for this reject Him again. He pursues them again passion is God's heart after His people. - they return only to soon reject Him All day long, every long day, God holds again. And on it goes. open His arms to a disobedient and My heart often pounds as I read the contrary people. intensity in which He loves them and the excitement that unravels as He He stands, He waits, He calls, and He is describes the day that He will no longer there. I am awe struck by His love and need to hide His face from them His patience. I get frustrated with Israel because He will dwell with them. In His myself - in disbelief I read and think

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'How could they do what they do after what God does for them.' Yet all the while there are glimmers of hope as we see a remnant of people are always recorded and seen to be clinging to God choosing Him and seeking His will and it is beautiful. It is encouraging to see that God always finds a willing heart amongst the myriad that close their hearts to Him. So, He waits, He pursues, He loves, He makes the way and He receives hearts. I fall all the more in love with God as I see His character being more loving, more patient, more just and more righteous than any person could ever be as no one else could ever love so valiantly as He does.

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Darlington Community Garden (DCG) Creating Community while growing food – it takes a village... SOIL + PLANTS + WATER + PEOPLE-“Many hands make light work” = FOOD G-L-O-R-I-O-U-S FOOD!! Look how far we have come!! WooHoo ..... Sally and Billy picking the first produce and enjoying the fruits of everyone’s labour. Already there are 3 varieties of lettuce and spinach to pick. We celebrate this momentous milestone of everybody’s amazing efforts!! And ‘everybody’ includes a HUGE amount of people; kids included. I’m imagining a great fun Community Celebration/party in the future where we invite all the amazing PEOPLE and BUSINESSES and SPONSORS to come together where we honour and give thanks for all the parts so many have played. How about we have a tradition of a VILLAGE SPRING CELEBRATION every year where we give thanks for GROWTH and ABUNDANCE and COMMUNITY... The DCG is dedicated to celebrating every step... Every little bit counts and makes a difference...and makes the garden grow. With each area of SOIL + PLANTS + WATER + PEOPLE there’ve been enormous steps along the way. Many have contributed their own special expertise, skills and resources. It is truly astounding how much work goes on behind the scenes without which we wouldn’t have achieved what we have!!

WATER CONNECTION We’ve had huge spurts forward in May. Gratitude to: -Ken Wyatt for the grant and visit for the vital WATER connection to DCG from the mains and new meter on Pine Terrace. - Our esteemed chair Louise Stelfox for her extensive knowledge & guidance on all things WATER.

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WANDA WAGON ONSITE Welcoming our fabulously refurbished WANDA the Railway Wagon (our 1952 Freight Railway Goods Van) to site was a special step ahead. Very momentous occasion! We finally have our

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Thanks To: - Our awesome Wagon Project & Site Manager David Grant who’s been there every step of the way - Allan Woodward & Ion Jefferson for the big machinery works for the concrete footings and extensive landworks and trenching deep down into the hard clay and from Pine Terrace to DCG. - Garry & Soozy from Artisan Floor Sanding for their pro bono wagon floor polishing job. - Hayden Macadam from Thai Togethers for his generator loan for Garry’s work. - Bendigo Bank for $2000 towards transportation. - Shire of Mundaring for safe-keeping the wagon for a year in their depot. - Catherine and Meg from Empire Pastry for celebratory morning tea. June 2022 – Darlington Review

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We’re seeing many visitors to our Garden. NEW MEMBERS are very welcome. Join using our Online Membership Form – https://www.darlingtoncommunitygarden.org.au/join-us-1 Also there’s going to be a DCG Kid’s Club  as the kids are loving being a part of it.

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Mundaring Chamber of Commerce AGM The Mundaring Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday the 20th of July 2022 at 6:00pm. This is always an exciting time for the Chamber as we look to expand and invigorate our committee, and this year’s AGM will once again be hosted and sponsored by our generous chamber members, The Parkerville Tavern. As a committee, we strive to make the Shire of Mundaring and surrounds, a first-class community to live and do business in! To achieve this goal we need a team of action-orientated changemakers, who are willing to work for the good of the local business community. We're looking for people who can manage the association’s financial affairs and maintain its financial viability, ensure the association acts in accordance with its vision, mission and objectives and advocate for local businesses. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please get in touch and request a nomination form at: admin@mundaring.org.au

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