Darlington Review • Vol.61 No.9 • October 2021

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Vol. 61

| No. 9 | October 2021 online @ www.darlingtonreview.com.au

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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 Darlington Christian Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor Rob Merrells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6153 0364 Bushfire Ready Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0419 969 223 Darlington Arts Festival Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Pemberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 0154 Darlington Bushwalk Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cliff Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6696 Darlington Chamber Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Firth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0400 204 845 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 Junior Football Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . timothy.hunter@motivationfoundation.com.au 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Pemberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 0154 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) Federal Member for Hasluck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hon. Ken Wyatt MP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9359 0322 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 Forrest Darlings CWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Herren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0452 644 248 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 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 Let’s Talk Rubbish! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Pemberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9252 0154 Kalamunda Bridge Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Tedeschi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jennifer_tedeschi1@hotmail.com Member for Kalamunda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Hughes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9293 4747 Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trish Beaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 0540 Mundaring Arts Centre Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 3991 Mundaring Arts Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Durrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9299 6093 Mundaring Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Bertola President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0428 316 271 Mundaring Christian College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda McCleary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 2688 Mundaring Creative Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terrie Plaistowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9295 1688 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosalie Gordon – 9299 6230 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 Mundaring Shire South Ward Councillors: Cr David Lavell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cr Darrell Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cr James Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justice of the Peace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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I have to confess; Spring in Darlington is my favourite time of the year! This is despite the incessant all-night warbling of the magpies keeping me awake with their nocturnal shenanigans. I look forward to meeting their forthcoming offspring in due course. Then there are the ducks (Wood and Pacific Black), walking their fluffy young through the garden every evening. We look out for, and count the chicks hopeful that all will be present. What I love most though at this time of year is the abundance of native wildflowers in gardens, verges and paddocks. Those flashes of colour never fail to delight.

Most of all (please don’t shout, but do read the rather timely and appropriate letter to the editor) is the scent of freesias that sweeten the air for just a few short weeks. Yes, I know they are ‘a weed’, but oh my how delightful they are. Another favourite ‘weed’ of mine, nasturtium. I love their colour, that they grow so easily, and that they make the most gorgeous pesto when whizzed up with some walnuts, garlic, olive oil and nutritional yeast (or parmesan). Delicious and nutritious! So, if you plan to pull up those weeds, make their life count. And pickle the seeds while they are green for a lovely caper like treat.

Hoot hoot, hoot, Ahhhhhhhh If like me you enjoy the chorus of the various frogs Hooting, Whooping, Moaning, Motorbike and more, then you might like the FrogId app https://www.frogid.net.au/. This free phone app from the Australian Museum can not only help you to Identify the type of frog, but more importantly it will

help to track frog populations and also sadly their decline. There has been a devastating disease wiping out frog populations over east and the Frog ID team would like some help in collecting data from people like us. A great project for youngsters to get involved in.

Is this a poem I see before me? Are you a poet laureate in waiting? Do rhyming couplets roll off your tongue or perhaps you are a master of the Haiku? Open to Australian residents aged over 18, you are invited to submit up to three poems on this year’s theme; ‘World of Change’ for a chance to win $300. Entries close 5pm, Friday 15 October. The Shire of Mundaring and Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre 2021 competition is now in its fourth year and has attracted more than 180 entries since its inception. Shire of Mundaring’s Young Persons Services Librarian, October 2021 – Darlington Review

Morgan Yasbincek, said the competition welcomed a wide range of styles and a broad approach to the theme. “We have found ourselves delighted at the growing originality and diversity of entries over the years,” she said. “This year’s theme centres on change; inviting writers to respond from any angle they wish, to interpret the theme creatively and to offer a poetic response.” Entry into the competition is free, with each poem limited to 50 lines. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 27 October. An awards ceremony will be held at the Boya Library on Friday 30 October. To enter, see the Poetry Competition page under Libraries on the Shire website. 3


Gravel Grind First time attendees to the DRRA meeting in September could be forgiven for being surprised at the turnout. It was definitely standing room only this month. The mere mention of a bicycle is guaranteed to bring folk with opposing opinions to the party and the promise of a cycling event cutting through the heart of the village in October certainly had pulses racing. WestCycle, organisers of several high-profile events including the State Fondo, brought along Marg Mcllroy (Manager) and Glenn Te Raki (COO). Working with WestCycle Is Bill Hayes (Director) of Event Matrix, known for their work on City to Surf, and the Anzac Day Parade. Bill, Glenn and Marg outlined details of the upcoming Gravel Grind Event on 17 October. They were there to listen to views and answer questions. To their credit they stayed the distance and for the most part took on board concerns and answered (to a greater or lesser extent) the questions that came their way. Discussion of cyclists on the Heritage Trail seems to have been a hot topic over recent years, and the thought of 200-300 bikes scooting through at breakneck speed, not unreasonably had some residents concerned. Clearly though a lot of thought has gone into planning the event, and in consultation with the Shire, the main route is one way and anti-clockwise meaning bikes on the Boya to Mundaring section will be traveling uphill.

There will be event advertising and signage in the two weeks leading up to the event, traffic management for road crossing sections and also marshals along the course. The main event is the challenging loop of 41 km. It starts in Swan View at 8:15 with tranches of 20 riders setting off. The route utilises the full loop of the Heritage trail up through Sawyers Valley and then heading back down through John Forrest. The entire event will last about five hours, but for the Boya/Darlington section it is estimated that of the likely fastest and slowest of riders we can expect to see action for about 47 minutes. Trail users that are concerned might consider avoiding the trail for that brief window prior to 10am. For anyone interested in getting involved, there is also a more leisurely 8km version from Swan view to the John Forrest National Park taking in the historic Railway Tunnel and then returning back to the ‘event village’. This ride has been designed for riders of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels with a focus on group and family participation. WestCycle are also eager to welcome volunteers to help with this and other events both in the lead up to and on the event day. Head over to WestCycle.org.au for information.

WestCycle have confirmed it is not a race, and although they collect start finish times, there are no prizes. Nonetheless, residents raised concerns about potential speeding riders posing a danger to other trail users. WestCycle have given their assurance that cyclists will be briefed about being considerate on the trail. Given there is no legal speed limit, and in any case, it would be impossible to police, allowing for the diversity in track conditions and rider abilities, they would not commit to imposing an actual speed limit.

With all of the heated rhetoric recently, I suspect many of us quietly keep our heads below the parapet and neither complain about nor defend our two wheeled friends. While an occasional unruly cyclist may upset some trail users, most of us can agree that the majority of two wheelers are bona fide considerate and polite. Perhaps this event is an opportunity for Darlington residents to come out in support of the riders who are expected to range from serious athletes to families with youngsters in tow. The event is sponsored by Act Belong Commit and aims to get more people out on their bikes to promote an overall healthier lifestyle. Getting exercise outdoors we know is immensely beneficial for both physical and mental health. The cheapest and best of medicines.

Passport out of lockdown If like me you dream of international travel, and the hope of seeing loved ones again, face-to face, then consider both shopping local and getting the COVID vaccination. Helena Estate Pharmacy (our own Julie Stuurstraat) and Helena Valley Pharmacy are providing the vaccines now. Cravens on Hay Street in Perth for folk that work in town, while not strictly 4

local is of course where you will find the other half to our Julie; Ron Stuurstraat. At all venues, Astra Zenica is available and Moderna is planned too. Moderna being an mRNA vaccine like Pfizer. There is also a new Midland Clinic open Monday to Sunday at Centrepoint Shopping Centre.

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Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association (DRRA) (DRRA) is an incorporated organisation which provides an opportunity for the people of Darlington to be involved in maintaining and improving our hills and village lifestyle. Its objectives are to preserve the character of Darlington and safeguard the interests of its ratepayers and residents. An independent volunteer group raising revenue to cover operating costs through membership, DRRA collaborate with other local groups and bring concerns in a collective way, to the Shire.

having your voice heard, or representing the voices of your locality, consider going along. The committee will be looking for nominations for new committee members. New faces, old faces, new talent, new energy always welcomed! If you are wondering if life as a local councillor would suit you, then this could be a chance to dip one (small) toe into the pool and find out more about the workings of local government by going to the occasional shire council meeting on behalf of DRRA.

Although about six weeks away, this is early notice of their upcoming AGM which will likely be on Tuesday evening of 16 November at the Lesser Hall. If you feel strongly about

Local Council Nominations have now closed for local council and this year six people have put up their hands to vie for the two available South Ward seats. Voting takes place on Saturday 16 October. In the interest of fairness in the lead up to the election the following information has been taken directly from each of the candidate profiles on the Mundaring Shire website. Head to individual profiles where you can also find contact information if you should want to ask them any questions: https://www. mundaring.wa.gov.au/AboutCouncil/Council/Pages/ CandidateProfiles.aspx Candidates will be invited to the next Darlington Residents and Ratepayers Association meeting on Tuesday 5 October at 7:30pm where they can do a meet and greet and give a brief campaign summary.

Trish Cook Thank you for considering me as your South Ward Councillor. I am a qualified nurse/midwife with a Masters in Occ. Health & Safety and a Masters in Research. I work in general practice whilst completing my PhD studies. As a previous Councillor (2013-2017) I supported the new Boya library, Helena Valley Masterplan, and Mundaring Recreation Arena. In the last four years I have energetically contributed to the Darlington community as Chair of the Community Recreation Group (DCRAG) and the successful community construction of the Skatepark extensions, Pump Track and Arbour. I stand for: Genuine Shire/Community connections, Sustainable growth and development to maintain our unique hills environment, Suitable and accessible youth recreation areas, and Sensible expenditure and reduced bureaucracy.

Gary Dunne After previously living in 4 countries, I moved here with my wife & 3 kids in 2011. Our varied experience abroad has made me value local culture & strong community. After years in the private construction industry & owning a small business, I’m now project manager for a major government agency. I’m also a state

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registered adjudicator, where I make determinations over construction contract payment disputes. Throughout my career, I’ve worked effectively with local councils & members of parliament, including a prime minister. My strengths lie in being thorough, pragmatic & approachable. I believe in fair, honest & open communication as the basis for respectful professional & community relationships. I’d love to support the interests of our community on the issues that matter the most to you.

Luke Ellery I love the Hills and have called it home alongside my wife, Jess, and family; the Ellerys and Strutts. I hope to make the Shire a better place for our families. Growing up with a grandfather as Shire President, I’d be humbled to follow in his footsteps. I pledge to represent the community with integrity, honesty, and an open ear. As an engineer in Energy Transition Planning with experience in finance, network boards and start-ups, I’m running to offer the community a plan for the future that: Protects our lifestyle from high-density housing Seeks new revenue sources such as tourism and aged care Curbs rate rises Eases congestion as Midland expands east Provides places to play and local services, I respectfully ask for your support to serve the community and be your voice on council.

Jasmine Fyfe Like you, I love living in our beautiful part of the world, with its natural environment and unique community spirit. I grew up in the South Ward, I have parents and siblings here, and returned to this area several years ago to raise my own children. As an experienced legal professional, I am strategic, efficient, and solutionsfocussed and as a Mum to young children, I am practical, empathetic, and community-minded. This means I can bring a balanced perspective to Council; ensuring administrative and financial efficiency while promoting the protection of our Hills environment, supporting local businesses, and equipping 5


our community with the facilities, infrastructure and services it needs to thrive.

Xander Kabat We are living in interesting times with significant financial & environmental challenges ahead. I’m a Hillbilly, not a politician, who wants to see our rates used efficiently & in our community’s best interests. I will bring firsthand knowledge to the Council from over 12 years as a local government officer, environmental manager, & small business owner. I have run two small businesses in the Shire, so I understand the challenges Hills businesses face. We are missing opportunities to use our arts, cultural & environmental heritage to increase the Shire’s profile as a tourism destination, which will help all businesses. As a Glen Forrest homeowner for over 9 years, I also want to see a balance struck between sustainable growth & development, & protecting our Hills environment & lifestyle.

Diane Parker Thank you for your consideration of my South Ward candidature. I am a Shire of Mundaring resident of 35 years, a qualified secondary teacher (PhD, MEd, DipEd, BA) and I have worked at Helena College for 20 years. Through both my job and community connections I have been instrumental in organising events such as the Darlington Bonfire and Skateboard competition as well as making student/community connections for environmental projects. I value and encourage the Voice of Community in caring for both the people and the environment. I wish to contribute to Council by strengthening policy around Youth connection and engagement. Environmental restoration. Appropriate planning developments, particularly housing for seniors.

Central Ward – Paige McNeil Our congratulations to Paige McNeil who has been elected unopposed to the Mundaring Shire Council for Central Ward. Paige’s contribution to opposing the North Stoneville development is legendary. No doubt at all that she will bring an energy and determination to get things done when she joins her fellow nominees on the Shire council in a few weeks.

Mundaring Hills Open Studios (MHOS) This much-loved event is back to the usual late October timeslot spread over two weekends, and this time some studios will be open weekdays too! Showcasing 61 artists across 30 studios over a period of nine days from Saturday 23 through to Sunday 31 October. Visit mundaring-hills-open-studios.org.au for more details.

Adventures with Alice Artist – Jennie Merritt (pendant Watch)

Heart Felt Artist – Ian Kay (polished wood sculpture)

Hart of Harts Artist – Carolyn Francis (strung hearts on wire)

If you can’t make the studios you still have a chance to take in some fabulous art with many of these artists also appearing the following weekend at…

The DAF Hot on the heels of MHOS will be the Darlington Arts Festival. and I for one as a committee member can’t wait. I have had a sneak peek at some of the entries and once again there are some fabulous pieces by the usual popular entrants and I am pleased to say, many first time to DAF artists too. Entries may actually have to close early as they are coming in thick and fast. 3D – Sculptural, ceramic and jewellery type entries are especially welcomed. All artists will also be eligible for the (new to DAF) artists’ shop, which will be located in the Lesser Hall. 6

Between Sculpture on the Scarp and Open Art we have most angles covered, but if that doesn’t whet your whistle, then I bet Youth Art and Junior Art will. For Junior art the application form is on the JAX page of the website and for Youth Art, if you haven’t heard anything yet, touch base with your art teacher to make sure they know what to do to get your works entered this year. Send them to the DAF website DarlingtonArtsFestival.com for information.

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Shadows in the Sun – Press release written by Trea Wiltshire Having won an enthusiastic following with his first novel, Under the same moon, Darlington author Chris Durrant has launched the second in a planned trilogy blending fiction with family history and research. The new work, Shadows in the Sun follows the fortunes of characters introduced to readers in the author’s first novel on World War 1 conflicts in Europe and Africa.

In Shadows in the Sun the setting is post-war Kenya where those scarred by World War I have opted for a new life establishing coffee farms in the scenic highlands that inspired classics such as Karen Blixen’s Out of Africa and Elspeth Huxley’s The Flame Trees of Thika. “When writing my first book, I discovered what most novelists know – you get attached to some of the characters you’ve created and when the book ends, you want to follow them further, find out more about them,” says the author. “One such character that readers were clearly drawn to was a battlefield nurse Molly, a strong personality with qualities – kindness, courage, loyalty – I admire in real life. So, I wanted to continue telling Molly’s story, taking her to Kenya, then a British colony, and a fascinating part of the world. I grew up there more than a quarter of a century after Molly arrives there, and if there is a third book, it will also take place in Kenya, but closer to the dramatic Mau Mau time when I was in Nairobi.” Shadows in the Sun is a wide-ranging tale that encompasses a cast of characters readers will find hard to forget. It is a tale told with humour and humanity from the differing perspectives of its central characters – each navigating their radically changes circumstances in a country riven with complex racial and tribal tensions. And inevitably, there are close encounters with the wildlife that continues to make Kenya so attractive to visitors from across the world. The author is a former Guildford Grammar teacher and President of Swan Harmony Choir. He is well known for his performances with the fund-raising group Avocado Pair, and has previously written a memoir Travelling Hopefully of growing up in East Africa and studying history at the storied University of Oxford. Media Contact: Chris Durrant – 08 9299 6093, chrisctd@bigpond.com, www.chrisdurrant.com. Copies of both of Chris’s books are available directly from Chris and you can also pick up copies at the Nook Café. Not only is Chris a regular Guest Editor with a talent for the written word, but by all accounts, he can hold a tune too.

SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH SWAN HARMONY SINGERS Don’t miss Swan Harmony Singers great spring concert on Sunday 24th October. Under the direction of the inimitable Richard Braham, the choir will present a programme ranging from classic rock to evergreen love songs. They will be singing the most popular and well-loved songs of a variety of artists from Bob Dylan to Joni Mitchell, Lennon & McCartney to Elton John, some of the greatest tunes that flowed from the pens of Claude-Michel Schönberg, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Richard Rodgers, and plenty more besides. You’ll hear some less well known but none-the-less beautiful songs that may be quite new to you. An afternoon that will leave you with a smile on your lips and a tear in your eye! Date: Sunday 24th October, 2021, Venue: Darlington Hall, Time: 3.00pm Tickets: (including a scrumptious afternoon tea): Adults $20, Concessions $15, groups of 10 or more $150. More details: call Chris on 9299 6093. Advance bookings: Trybooking at www.trybooking.com/BUFUF October 2021 – Darlington Review

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Golf down on the oval? If you have been playing golf down on the oval at a time when no one seems to have seen you do it, please stop. I only say this as a courtesy, as you may not yet have seen the recent signage put up by the Shire stating no golfing or horse riding. These join the no dogs allowed signs in the area of the water fountain with the built-in dog bowl, shortly to be joined by a no swimming sign I expect. All is not lost though, DCRAG have this in hand and will be chatting to the shire about appropriate gorilla signage and getting a bit of consultation before they put them up in the dead of night.

Darlington Heritage Walk Trail Project The DHG may be a small group but oh my, they are mighty! Quite where everyone finds the time and energy to undertake so many projects and to such a high standard is beyond me, but somehow, they just do! This proposal has been in the works for the last three years and has included ongoing consultation with many organisations and residents along the way regarding the Project’s location and design.

If this is something of interest to you, head to the Lesser Hall at 7:30pm on Wednesday 20 October. The evening will include a presentation by their professional Heritage Consultant and Cliff Burns.

According to Cliff Burns, they are now well into the design stage of the Project and will be holding a public meeting for those residents interested in knowing more about the overall design and site works for the Project.

All of this is hot on the heels of the recent 10-year anniversary celebration that was put on by the DHG recently.

Darlington History Group (DHG) 10-year anniversary celebration The celebration was beautifully catered by the Forest Darlings and Mount Helena-Parkerville branches of the CWA. There were lavish trays of elegantly presented cakes, scones and sandwiches and bottomless pots of tea and coffee.

The event opened with a Welcome to Country by Denise SmithAli. Denise, a Senior Noongar linguist at the Noongar Boodga Language Centre dedicates much of her time to the collation and preservation of the many dialects and languages of Indigenous Australians. In addition, she helps communities to collate and publish creational knowledge stories, is compiling an encyclopedia, a dictionary and a thesaurus and works with prisons and educators to ensure that knowledge continues to be shared and remain relevant. 8

Denise’s passion for documenting Indigenous language and stories for posterity was clear. To understand the present, we must also understand and challenge the past. Thoughts that were echoed by Matthew Hughes who has been a valued supporter of the work of the DHG and instrumental in helping them to secure funds of $36k from the State Government to match Shire funding for the Heritage Walk Trail. He spoke briefly but quite passionately about the importance of understanding the past and how it shapes the present. Matthew was appreciative of the how the DHG appears to have more of a focus on collecting the history of people rather than artifacts, a process that he believes has far greater value. When I chatted with him later, we both agreed that history should not be left unchallenged. It is important to review behaviours of the past and see them through more considered eyes. Certainly, attempting to understand that what Europeans nearly 250 years ago saw as settlement, indigenous peoples experienced as invasion. He definitely left us plenty to think about! The seeds of the group as we know it now were germinated by Liz Dumont when she chatted with Reg Cowley some 10 years ago. Reg and Arlene Collings spoke about the early days of the group and how they never expected the group to grow and so quickly. Darlington Review – October 2021


Living history Arlene worked for many years behind the counter at the Pines Store, and over time, became aware of all of the remarkable local characters that would pop into the store. She would chat and ask them questions, and would hastily scribble down their stories onto paper lolly bags. Over the years Arlene amassed thousands of these snippets of people’s lives and has subsequently transcribed them into three volumes of work. I hear these are being digitally collated by the marvellous Lyn Myles, who I am reliably informed will digitise anything that stands still for more than a moment!

Members help each other in all aspects of preserving the heritage of Darlington. At their core is an intense interest in the stories of the One Nation people who traversed this land, the early settlers, the settlement that developed around the original winery, and the homes that were subsequently built; the organisations that developed, and the people who encouraged that incredible feeling of working together for the good of the Darlington community. “These are the people who make up our group, and we welcome anyone who has that instinct to preserve and share Darlington’s heritage,” said Val.

I asked Arlene what she thought of how far the DHG had come in the 10 short years since sits foundation. She said it was only supposed to be cups of tea and giggles and now it is a professional outfit. Surprised, pleased, happy and while modest to the last, clearly proud to have been a significant part of its creation.

The DHG now has an excellent website run by Rob Borsje, where information is easily accessible, a fabulous newsletter that is pulled together by Abi Hall and an events programme to sit up and take notice of. I hear that they have monthly events with guest speakers that are always informative and often funny. Make sure to check out their notes page this month and the dhg.org.au.

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Noongar Elder Denise Smith-Ali, Val Sheil, Matthew Hughes MLA, Tania Lawrence Labour for Hasluck

If you are interested in meeting some of the team, perhaps even becoming a member (just $5 per year), chat to them at their Stall at DAF in November or even go along to their AGM on 13 October 7:00 pm at the Lesser Hall. The AGM is followed by Guest Speaker Dene Callard, who will talk about his grandfather, architect of many architecturally significant buildings from Ascot racecourse to York town Hall and Darlington Vinyard Cellars.

I asked Val Sheil to tell me a bit more about the History Group, who would it appeal to and who might want to join. According to Val, the DHG is an eclectic mix of people who embrace many aspects of our community, from historians, academics, school bus drivers, the local gardener, our seniors and new families who choose to call Darlington home. Each bring their own skills to enhance the work of the DHG.

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International Peace Day

Organised by Sally Herzfeld, this event was celebrated outside Darlington Hall on Sunday 19 September (the actual day: 21st Sept – equinox). Schools and other community groups including people of all ages gathered together, performed items which included singing, dancing, guitar, guided meditation and a Tug of Peace. Everyone joined in and did several of the items all together. The final touch was the planting of a tree beside the Tennis October 2021 – Darlington Review

Court fence, close to the one that was planted last year. The booklet entitled, “Our Kids Care” was on show and for sale. Primary school kids from all local schools and some youth groups submitted articles for this second volume. It includes drawings, poems, paintings and writings about conflicts and how to resolve of prevent them. It is so natural and in some places tear jerking. It is available for $10 at each of the primary schools in Darlington or from: Sally Herzfeld 9299 6788. 9


Welcome to Darlington This event was dreamed up by Sue Lennard who is known to everyone (even if they have not met her), for her innumerable good deeds including the produce trolly opposite The Hive. Ably assisted by recent Guest Editor and DCG star Suzie Itzstein and her Partner Shelton Huettig, Trish Cook, Sally Hertzfeld and Louise Stelfox.

The aim was to let many of the new and newish residents know about the too many to list and too many to count, community groups that keep the heartbeat of the village ticking along. Sponsored in part by Earnshaws and the Darlington Club It was a great success. There was a remarkable turnout not just of new faces but of established residents too. Personally, as a DAF committee member, it was lovely meeting people from so many other groups. Often, I see names of people on the Darlington Hub or Buy Nothing Facebook pages, but this time I could put a face to some of the names. I must admit though, even I was

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What’s On

• Mundaring Arts Centre and Midland Junction Oct:

Nov School Holiday Fun program of events.

• MJAC: Hold curated by Leane Bray runs to end of October.

• Juniper Studios: 2 October – 7 November Lit from Within, and features a wide range of NEW artists and also hosting Jo Meredith in Robert Junipers Studio for the MHOS.

• Darlington Chamber Music: 2pm 3 October. • DRRA: 5 October 7:30pm – meet the local for council.

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• Darlington History Group: AGM 13 October 7:00 pm at the Lesser Hall.

DGH Guest Speaker Dene Callard Wednesday 13 October 7:30pm. • Poetry Competition: See editorial above – closes 15 October. • Bilgoman Aquatic Centre: Re-opens 16 October.

• Voting for local councillors: 16 October. • Gravel Grind: Heritage Trail from 8:15am 17 October. • Heritage Walk Trail Project: Meeting Wednesday 20 October 7:30pm Lesser Hall.

• Swan Harmony: Sunday 24th October 3pm Darlington Hall. • Save Perth Hills: AGM 27 October 6:00-7:00pm Mundaring Arena.

• Mundaring Hills Open Studios: 23-30 October. • Darlington Arts Festival: 6-7 November. • SongStory Project – Music + Memories:

Workshop 8 October Boya Community Centre; Performance 9 November Darlington Hall.

• Living Water Karijini: Artist – Jo Meredith (painting) MHOS and Juniper Gallery.

Finally, a warm thank you to the marvellous Chris Durrant for last month’s editorial. Colette Murray ~ Guest Editor

Living Water Karijini Artist – Jo Meredith

LATE NEWS

In Memoriam

Bonfire

We have received sad news of the passing of Pip Colbourne on 20 September. Pip was an active and valuable community resident, known for his long-time association with The Darlington Theatre Players and his fundraising work. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. An obituary will be run in next month’s edition.

The Darlington Community Bonfire will not be going ahead this year. Despite valiant efforts by Ricky Harvey of DVBFB it just wasn’t possible to get this off the ground this year.

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surprised by how many groups there are in our community. Also by the crossover, it was amusing to see some people dashing table to table swapping ‘hats’ to chat to people from their multiple groups! There was great turnout from an incredible range of community groups, some of who put on large and colourful displays including friends’ groups; such Glen Park, Waylen’s Landing, Friends of Darlington Station (FoDS). Also represented were the Tennis Club, Hills Outside School Care Association (HOSCA), the CWA Forest Darlings, the Facebook Buy Nothing Group, The Ratepayers group (DRRA), The Darlington Club, the Arts Festival (DAF), The Darlington Sports and Recreation Association (DaSRA), the community Garden (DCG) and DCRAG. It was lovely to see Aaron from the Post Office providing refreshments and Two Birds displaying some wares on the veranda. Of course, there is nothing like a big red fire engine to draw a crowd and it was great to see the DVBFB out in force handing out potentially life-saving information. I know there were many, many more groups there and Susie has done her own great write up further along in this edition. If you missed the event, don’t worry, most of the groups have a section further along in here where you can find more information. There are links too on the Darlington Village Website. If you would like Sue and Susie to organise this again next year let them know!

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Letters to the Review Trail Walker (name and address supplied) Listening to cyclists and representatives of their peak body Westcycle talk (at a recent ratepayers’ meeting) about speeds of 50 or more on the Railway Reserve Heritage Trail made you wonder about the future of our trail that cyclists supposedly share with other users. While MP Matthew Hughes is on record as saying it’s not appropriate for cyclists to be timing themselves on a trail used by walkers, joggers, seniors walking dogs and kids on bikes, we now learn that Mundaring Shire (well aware of local concerns over speed) is sponsoring a Westcycle timed event on the trail. Responding to questions, Westcycle insisted its event was not a race – riders would be timed for safety reasons. They said the trail would not be closed for the event and mountain bikes don’t have to have bells when using trails. It is time we paid attention because this ‘timed event’ sends exactly the wrong message. It will encourage more cyclists riding too

fast and putting at risk those who wish to use the trail as it was intended. A Mundaring Shire report says it all: The development of the Railway Reserve should afford to the local communities (and I quote): • a relaxing, contemplative and peaceful walking trail through natural surroundings; • a low speed rural bikeway for inter-community commuting; • a safe low hazard pathway for pupils to cycle or walk to and from school; • a natural playground that affords elements of challenge, mystery and excitement to young children; an area where dogs may be walked. All this, presumably, with mountain bikes approaching, without warning bells, at 50kph? It is also time that Mundaring Shire started seriously considering its duty of care to all who use its trail.

Editor’s Note: Since the Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association meeting, bells were made mandatory for the Gravel Grind event (see DRRA notes).

Let the Buyer Beware – Diane Smith Recently seen in a large hardware store garden centre were three of the highly invasive plants we deal with here in the Perth Hills. So, for new or inexperienced Hills gardeners, do think twice before planting them in your garden. I saw displays of Polygala, Genista and Osteospernum ( South African Daisy), large displays and very appealing they looked too. These plants will multiply at an alarming

speed in your garden; jump the fence into neighbouring properties and run amok in the bush. They are almost impossible to get rid of once established and they will also choke out other plant species. Before you are tempted on your inevitable trip to one of these stores, ask a local gardener for advice or google it. It might just save a lot, one way and another.

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Darlington Tennis Club Anyone for tennis? Anyone for tennis? Did you know you can check availability, book and pay for a court online, and be sent a code to open the gate, and it’s only $5 per court per hour? And if you are a member, daytime hire is free and you can join one of our club social tennis sessions or join a pennants team. We play socially on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9.30pm, and Friday mornings from 9am. It’s mixed doubles (Friday may be singles depending on numbers), your sets are organised for you, and is variably competitive / social depending on the session but all great fun. Annual membership fees are low compared to most tennis clubs – only $75 an adult, $40 for juniors (U18) or students, and $150 for a family.

For more information or to book a court or join up, go to: www.darlingtontennisclub.org.au. Alex Hoschke (Club President)

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Top: Jon Tooby, Jude Holland, Graeme Gilling, Max Wung, Lisa Smith and Semra Lee-Smith; The Julima Trio Above: I Cellisti - Shigeru Komatsu, Nick Metcalfe, Fotis Skordas and Jon Tooby

The last two Darlington concerts, held just a week apart on August 29 and September 5 were quite different and both were stunning. I Cellesti played an eclectic repertoire of their favourite music ranging from New York Jazzical to Japanese folk tunes and Brahms. An audience favourite was Walking in the Air from The Snowman but every piece demonstrated the powerful sound of five cellos and the bass to soprano range of the instrument. It was very moving. If you were at the September 5 concert, one day you’ll be boasting that you heard Jude, Max and Lisa perform when they were just teenagers. They are extraordinary musicians October 2021 – Darlington Review

who already have impressive CVs as long as your arm. Their professionalism shone in their performance of music by Chopin, Grieg and Mendelssohn. No wonder Semra and Graeme were bursting with excitement and pride as they watched their students perform for their “favourite audience”. The final concert for the 2021 Winter Series will be held in the Darlington Hall at 2pm on October 3. Please note the earlier time. You don’t want to turn up just when the show is over ... you’d have to go straight to afternoon tea. That would be terrible!!

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St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church

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Welcome to St Cuthbert’s where all creation matters DATeS FOR YOUR DiARY BLeSSiNG OF THe ANiMALS Sunday 17 October at 9.00am This fun, outdoor service is a great event for the animal lovers in the community. Grab a rug and find a place on the grass, enjoy the service and stay for morning tea. You’ll leave feeling great! Make sure it’s in your diary. eVeNSONG FOR ALL SAiNTS DAY Sunday 31 October 7.30pm Evensong is back! Enjoy the ancient custom of sung evening prayer followed by a delicious supper. CONCeRT - WiNTHROP SiNGeRS Thursday 25 November, evening Winthrop Singers are the premier choir of the University of Western Australia. They sing Evensong regularly at St George’s College and a range of city churches. As part of their regional tour they will be presenting a concert at St Cuthbert’s. Please claim the date - more details to follow!

BOOK CLUB : Monday 4 October at 7pm

Book Club meets in the Parish Centre once a month. The book for October is The Birdman’s Wife by Melissa Ashley. For more information please speak to Jill Mackenzie or Helen Leonard or ring the parish office on 62920074

August’s Bridges to Peace interfaith Gathering was another great opportunity to listen, learn and make new friends. Sophia shared her Christian experience of prayer using body and breath. Rajan helped us to understand the variety of Hindu prayer practices. Parisa shared from the Baha’i perspective and Rabbi Sheryl blew the Shofar! Ahmed explained the Islamic practice of prayer five times per day, and Elaine told us about Symphony of Prayer for Peace. Thank you to everyone involved!

TAizé 3 OCTOBeR AT 6.30PM On the first Sunday of the month St Cuthbert’s is lit by dozens of candles. We sing simple chants, enjoy silent meditation and hear a short reading from the scriptures. All are welcome.

All recent sermons are on the parish website at www.hillsanglicans.com/news Rector:

The Reverend Chris Bedding Email: rector@hillsanglicans.com Website: www.hwillsanglicans.com Find us on Facebook at Hills Anglicans

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Sodirectly. You Want To... Structurally Assess Your phoning the Centre The Writefree Women’s Writing Group is proud announce Ellentowill be running a workshop called ‘Speak Now: Mediating the Intersection Betwee Story Workshop the launch of their milestone twenty-fifth –running and anthology Narration’ a dateaand time to be determined. Keep an eye on our website for de Ellen will beat workshop called ‘Speak Now: Mediating the Intersection Between Di UNLOCKED. This special edition will be launched by local at •a 1pm – 4pm 2 October, and Narration’ date and time toSaturday be determined. Keep anCost: eye on$35 our members, website for details WA poet and short story writer, Josephine Clarke on Sunday, $50 non-members For more information on our residencies or other activities please visit the KSP website 24th October. For more information onWriters’ our residencies other • KSP Centre www.kspwriterscentre.com or phone the or office onactivities 08 9294please 1872.visit the KSP website www.kspwriterscentre.com or phone the office on 08 9294 1872. Formed in 1996, the main aim of the group was to Editor Jess Gately will look at common issues she sees in encourage women writers to work alongside other creative the manuscripts and the and common solutions to these people and ultimately have the opportunity to be published. problems, offering suggestions to help writers critically This brought together would-be writers from all kinds assess their own manuscript. of backgrounds. The first anthology, titled The Journey, was published in 1997. That journey continues with two The Foundation is dedicated to providing a Writers’ Centre and related community activities at Katharine’s Place, The Foundation is dedicated to providing a Writers’ Centre and related community activities at Katharine’s Place, the heritage-listed former home of of Katharine Prichard(1883-1969), (1883-1969), internationally celebrated of the heritage-listed former home KatharineSusannah Susannah Prichard internationally celebrated authorauthor of original members currently part of the group. Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and many other novels, stories and plays. Coonardoo, Working Bullocks and many other novels, stories and plays.

Everything for the annual anthology is done ‘in-house’ except for the printing. We are lucky to have had many talented people around us, including cover designers, editors and storytellers. Many of our ladies have been competition winners, as well as having poetry, short story collections and novels published. We are open to new members, so please feel free to drop in sometime. Refer to the website for times and costs.

For information on our many activities for both writers and readers of all ages, please visit the KSP website www. kspwriterscentre.com or phone the office on 08 9294 1872. KSP Writers’ Centre is proudly sponsored by the Shire of Mundaring.

Kalamunda Bridge Club The second beginners class for the year is half way through with 15 people attending. After doing a revision class and some supervised sessions these people, if they want, will slowly integrate into the normal club sessions. We do provide a mentor for each person as this is not an easy transition. The mentor is available to play 3 or 4 times at a supervised session on a Monday evening and to help and support them during this time. Our Christmas in July was a fun day of bridge and lots of delicious food brought by members. Please see photo.

them for the day. There were 4 new people who bravely came to play their first game of bridge. The end of the day was celebrated with some wine and cheese. In November we are planning to offer 2 lectures at the club given by the Guru of bridge Fiske Warren who is currently doing our beginners course on a Friday. Monday evening supervised continues. No need to book or have a partner as you will be guaranteed a game and offered assistance if desired.

The teams competition consisting of 5 teams of 4 was run over 3 weeks. The eventual winners were: 1st place – Tom and Kit Lemann with their partners Joe Louis and Nic Moniodis. 2nd place – Steve Thyer , Peter Clarke and their partners Carmen Jackson and Ann Todd. The renovations to the bathrooms are finally underway. We are looking forward to the finished product next month. Meantime its business as usual. Last Saturday we had our popular Mix n Match day which was very well supported and enjoyed. Starting with a delicious sausage sizzle everyone then played bridge with a partner delegated to play with

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Darlington Social Cricket Club As another season approaches the club pleads for members to forward to the club’s scribe any of their family happenings, milestones, good and bad stories. (Along with photos) In particular, the scribe is extremely interested in any stuff-ups, mortifications, dirt, dob-ins, back stabs, and the like - which will highly embarrass a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or an enemy. Please forward any titbits to the scribe at smokebush@hotmail. com or SMS on 0437 242 299.

The questions were compiled by the unrivalled Doctor Timothy Bates and eloquently posed to the Quizzers by MC Ben Harvey.

2021.22 Season The committee is busily fleshing out the calendars and rosters for the season. By the time of this communique the first cabs off the rank will done and dusted being: • The Annual golf day at the Vines on 18th September; • the ladies pre-season get together at the Cork’s on Sunday the 3rd October; • the opening match of the season on the Saturday the 9th October being the bitter hard fought match of the intra club match of the Silverpots versus the Brownpots; and • a couple of more games under the club’s belt. The Giles, just up the road, are again hosting the post-match BBQ and festivities for the opening match of the season.

The bar was stocked and controlled by Duncan Bell, with bar manager Matt Parsons and bartender Cliff Williams providing a steady supply of refreshments to patrons during the night. Mr Brick (aka Geoff “No Games” Barker) was there spruiking all things new Pavilion. Word has it Geoff’s wife Margaret was holed up somewhere interstate desperately trying to get home.

The club is proud to announce that we now have a new restricted liquor licence which allows members to enjoy a quiet and sensible drink whilst the silly old fools in white run around on the Darlington oval for your entertainment. We have been operating the licence for the last half of last season with great success and patronage from playing and social members alike. Importantly, with a restricted licence the bar is only open to members and their invited guests. A call out to all members: If any member would like to host a post-match BBQ at their home, please contact Shaun Meredith on 0430 070 159 or Wendy Kozak on 0400 339 638.

Travelling Memoirs Having recently seen a “lifer” trying to photograph a possum up a tree, it brought back memories of his trip to Holland in the long ago dark past. On visiting a famous tulip farm, he insisted on being the sole designated photographer to this amazing spectacle. On development of the film back home, he had 24 nice pitch black photos to put in the family albums. The lens cover was firmly in place during the whole photo shoot.

DaSRA Quiz Night The DaSRA Quiz night was a big success with the organizers and helpers predominately DSCC members. (In fact nearly all!). Again, as with previous DaSRA Quiz nights, the whole affair was planned, organized, and choreographed by the Earnshaw family.

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The only sour note were the disputes and controversy during the Paper Plane Gliding Competition conducted in the foyer. The First Lady, Claire Meredith vehemently argued her tightly rolled ball of the A4 paper was a flying machine, the Kozak pair, in blatant breach of the rules, snuck in multiple practice throws in with the same plane and the Paper Plane Throwing Competition umpire being arraigned for accepting bribes from lady friends. The First Lady Claire Meredith was missing from the above photo due to her busily hurling her “plane” in the foyer. All in all a great contribution from DSCC members to a wonderful community event. Apology to Ben Harvey for not mentioning him in last year’s Quiz Night report.

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Over the weekend some of the Darlington Dibbler’s warmed up their singing voices and attended the statewide campfire at Perry Lakes. They had a wonderful time, meeting girl guides from other units and singing along. This event was livestreamed around Australia and special thoughts were given to our guiding sisters whom remain in lockdown. The guides have been learning about the different states of matter and took part in experiments demonstrating the effects of acid rain on forests. As part of our service activities, the guides crafted cat toys made from recycled materials and wool. These will be donated to a refuge. To finish the term, our guides will be putting together a first aid kit.

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Weekly Activities Include: Coffee Morning, Tuesdays, 9.30am-11am Gadgets & Gizmos, Tuesdays, 9.30am-11.30am Mah Jong, Tuesdays, 12.30pm-4pm Craft Group, Thursdays, 10am-12pm Scrabble & Rummikub, Thursdays 1pm-3pm Cryptic Crosswords, Thursdays 1pm-3pm Open Eyed Meditation, Fridays 10am-11.30am

Gadgets & Gizmos is back - new day and new time! Every Wednesday | 9.30am - 11.30am Get help using electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets & laptops The Hub of the Hills, 8 Craig Street, Mundaring Customer Service Officer present on: Tuesday 8.30am-11.30am, Wednesday 9am-12pm and Thursday 10am-2pm Phone 9290 6683 | Email cso4@mundaring.wa.gov.au

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ONLY 2 WALKS REMAIN THIS SEASON

The 2021 Programme is almost over for this season. Last chance to enjoy a Group Walk in our magnificent bushlands and wonderful wildflower displays. (below).

VARIETY OF WALKS COMPLETED

Since the last report the Walking Group enjoyed 2 excellent Adventure Weekends in Dwellingup, completed the Annual “TOUGH CHALLENGE” Walk, an excellent walk in John Forrest National Park, and a very interesting 18km all day circuit around the Swan River, including Windan Bridge and Garratt Rd Bridge.

DWELLINGUP ADVENTURE WEEKENDS - GREAT SUCCESSES Two amazing weekends

Friday: ......Arrive, Soup, Finger Food, Drinks, Weekend Introduction, Walks Briefing and social evening. Saturday:..26 and 28 intrepid walkers completed the 18km “King Jarrah” walk (photo) through magnificent Jarrah/Marri Bushlands. Night-time entertainment was an excellent 5 course meal on board the Hotham Valley Railway. Everyone graced the evening with 1920s dress (photo). A hilarious night was enjoyed by everyone. Sunday: ....Another 18km walk mainly on the Bibbulmun Track. At dinner time we enjoyed a Wind-up, BBQ and an unbelievable social evening with side-splitting laughter and fun. Monday ....We packed up and visited the fabulous Marrinup Falls, then finished the weekends at the North Dandalup Dam Picnic Grounds.

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It includes almost every trail or track in the Darlington surrounds. Since the first edition, 12 years ago, some old tracks have disappeared and many created. All the maps/trails/tracks have been revised using GPS technology. For copies contact Cliff and Sharron. It’s not the speed that matters. See you on the track…. Cliff Burns (Organizer and Guide) 9299 6696

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Mundaring & Hills Historical Society Inc. THE BRIDGE John Forrest National Park is currently presenting a spectacular show of wildflowers. A wet July has stimulated many species to cover the hillsides with all the colours of the rainbow. Jane Brook has been tumbling over the rocks adding to the sounds of the forest. At Hovea Falls the brook funnels through a gap in the rocks before cascading down to the rocks below.

The then Minister responded by informing the House that the bridge would be replaced before Christmas 2020. At present visitors cross the brook below the falls where the water is cold, fast flowing and the rocks are slippery. All ages are crossing here, despite the danger. Park Rangers have informed the community of a viewing platform to be built at the site as well as a crossing of stepping stones upstream of the site. Being creatures of habit, visitors will most likely still cross at the rocks below the bridge site. Surely replacing the bridge could be the safest, cheapest and least intrusive solution?

Wait! Where’s the bridge? Since the early 1940s a number of bridges have straddled the rocks, enabling visitors to safely cross to the northern walk trail. Every now and then winter flows have damaged or washed away the bridge. Come spring and the bridge is usually restored. These bridges have featured in most brochures of the park since the 1940s. In the summer of 2019, a decision was taken to tape off the bridge prior to its removal. Members of Parliament were informed of the situation. As a result, questions were asked in Parliament.

Visit the park this spring to enjoy the flowers, wildlife, and the scenery. Reflect on the decision not to replace a bridge which has served this site for more than eighty years. It was an iconic part of visiting John Forrest National Park.

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Darlington Theatre Players At Marloo Theatre WHILE COVID 19 LEFT US ALONE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED The One Act Plays. Once again, our one act season was a great success. All three plays were written by Australian writers and two with our own theatre connections. For a full rundown on these cleverly written plays, check last month’s edition of the Review.

Gail Palmer as Lexie, Alan Gill as Mike, Candice Preston as Chloe and Michael Hart as Stan in ‘Harry’s Bounty’, written by Polly Low and directed by Michelle Ezzy

Shelly Miller as Audrey and Luke Miller as ED in ‘We are the Isolate’ written by Katy Warner and directed by Jacquie Warner

Steve Maloney as GLD, Sean Wcislo as Wat and Audrey Poor as Celine in ‘Impossible Crime Trainees’ written by James Forte and directed by Chris McRae

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Darlington Family Playgroup Spring has sprung at Darlington family playgroup and the children are making the most of the change in weather. They are out and about enjoying the new balance bikes that we recently received due to a grant from the Shire of Mundaring. The balance bikes have been a welcome addition to our outdoor play, and we are very grateful for the grant, thank you to the Shire of Mundaring. We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful, safe outdoor play area for our young children in Darlington. And now is the time to be here, enjoying the surrounds, with a cuppa in your hands.

Darlington Family Playgroup now have a group dedicated to children starting kindergarten in 2022, on Friday mornings and also one for children starting kindergarten in 2023, on Monday mornings, so why not come on down and meet the crew, if you have children the same age? We also have groups for all children from 0-5 years on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more details, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email darlingtonfamilyplaygoup@hotmail.com or check out our facebook page Darlington Family Playgroup.

Forrest Darlings CWA September has been a very busy month for the Forrest Darlings CWA branch. We started with our first venture into catering, working with the Mt Helena Parkerville branch to cater for afternoon tea to celebrate the Darlington History Group’s 11th year. Catering is a popular way for CWA branches to fundraise and also support organisations within their community. We were lucky to have the guidance and support of the team from Mt Helena Parkerville, who had many catering events under their belt, and the afternoon tea was very well received. Members thoroughly enjoyed making an array of sweet and savoury treats and working together to serve them to the 100 guests. A wonderful example of the fun and friendship that CWA membership fosters.

Welcome to Darlington The following weekend we participated in the inaugural Welcome to Darlington event. Our table displayed crafts made by members and we shared homemade lemonade tasters. It was a wonderful event where we met lots of potential members and also connected with the other community groups in our area.

UN International Day of Peace On Sunday 19th September we supported our treasurer, Sally Herzfeld, at her beautiful event to celebrate UN International Day of Peace. The CWA banner was displayed alongside banners representing a diverse selection of cultural and community groups from across the Darlington area. October 2021 – Darlington Review

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Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group (DCRAG) “Sign, sign Everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery Breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that Can’t you read the sign?” Lyrics by Five man electric band Regular oval and playground users may have recently noticed largish Shire signs explaining “Children’s play area – No Dogs allowed within 5 metres.” Annoyingly, one was placed on a steel pole that stood out like a sore thumb, just in front of the stone wall on Owen Road, visually impacting the long view across the greenery to the Pavilion and now Arbour. Perhaps the sign installer, presumably adhering to the Dog Act or similar legislation, didn’t realise that the playground is bounded by three pathways which all connect to the only unleashed Dog Exercise Area in the village – the oval. These pathways are very commonly used oval accessways. It is also very common for families to bring dogs to the oval while the kids play on the swings. A more tailored sign explaining “please don’t let your dogs in the sand”, and “Dog On-Leash Area” might have been more welcome and appropriate than an off-the-shelf sign. Anyway, the signpost and the duplicate tennis court sign are now in situ and have been tolerated though unwelcomed. However, now additional and inappropriate signage has now been placed at the west, east and south sides of the oval green. Were there complaints to the Shire of horses and golfers on the oval that the rest of us were unaware of? Three signs, standing on three new steel posts, could have easily been placed on existing infrastructure. This would have kept the signs in obvious positions, without the visual impact and the added expense of steel posts and concrete bases. The sign at the West end could easily been added to the Emergency Access Gate. The sign at the East could easily have been popped on the tennis court SW corner. The sign on the carpark South side could have been placed on existing posts.

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As these photos show…we have SIGN-CREEP in our village! A horrible affliction which permeates the public amenities and gives us more obstacles to run into during a footy game or cricket boundary chase. So while there will be letters toing and froing to the good folk at the Shire Mundaring from DCRAG and DRRA to express our displeasure, and to offer recommendations for more appropriate locations, there is also of late, a proliferation of commercial business signs popping up on lampposts and trees around the neighbourhood from time to time. Signs for commercial business such as gardening, tree felling and kids activities are illegal and just make for visual pollution and grumpy locals. Please Businesses, use the Darlington Review or the Facebook Darlington Hub on Fridays to advertise – not on our trees in our beautiful village. Sporting clubs and community event signs are acceptable for short finite time periods and have to be in places which won’t cause visual impairment to drivers. If you see an inappropriate sign, please take a photo, and email to shire@mundaring.wa.gov.au. This is just one issue which requires the Shire staff and the local groups to work together before installing infrastructure in our precious sports and recreation areas. Colin James and I remain available as a touch-point for the Shire and their contractors and hope the Shire do not view our letters as problematic, but as an opportunity to genuinely engage with local community groups for the improvement of amenities while still adhering to the law. Enjoy the scenery… and remember NO GOLFING on the oval. Oh hang on, no one ever does anyway… Trish Cook Chair ~ Darlington Community Recreation Advisory Group

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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+ There were lots of September activities in the group: Joeys (right) had a recent campout at the hall, which included tadpole hunting, rock climbing, tent building, cooking their own dinner, campfire with marshmallows, and night games with special glow sticks.

All Leaders undergo training on all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety, outdoor skills and other requirements. Leaders are required at every section meeting where youth are present but also fulfil roles of support and guidance as Regional Commissioners, Group Leaders, District Leaders and District Commissioners. There are also other niche roles such as Bushwalking, Archery, Abseiling, Environment, Pilots, Sailing and any other role that the youth benefit from expert guidance in.

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Cubs (left) completed a very impressive 17km overnight hike to Hewetts Hill hut on the Munda Biddi track, carrying all their own gear. A great challenge for all, and the leaders were so proud of their efforts! Scouts (right) had a fun reunion with fellow camp buddies from the Scouts WA Campwest event. Scouting helps enable friendships not only within their own group, but from around the state. Some of our Venturers are planning a 3 night hike in the school holidays, where they’ll be independently making their own way, choosing their own campsites, meals and progress – utilising skills learnt in their time in the scout system.

Scouts is for big kids too Scout Leaders are responsible for helping to devise and deliver programs that support young people in reaching their potential. Not only do Leaders help youth members develop valuable skills in an environment of responsible risk-taking, but they themselves develop a variety of skills in leadership, project management and event planning. No prior experience is necessary to become a Scout Leader, but they are required to be of good character and need to pass a police check and obtain a Working With Children Check number. October 2021 – Darlington Review

Rockingham Scout Group recently invested the Premier The Hon. Mark McGowan MLA who joined Scouts WA as an honorary member. The UK’s Bear Grylls, Chief Ambassador of World Scouting sent letters acknowledging the achievement.

Thanks Bendigo Community Bank Mundaring The Darlington Scout Group participated in the banks community raffle this year, and with the proceeds from the raffle we’ve just purchased some new first aid kits. The remainder of the funds raised will be used to subsidise future camps and activities. 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) Venturer Scouts (Age 14-18) Some Joeys and Cubs with the first aid kits If you have a child that may be interested in coming along, you can have a trial few visits before making a commitment. We do ask parents to take turns in helping with activities, and this may be at their weekly session, or it may be helping with a camp or other weekend activity. Contact: membership@darlingtonscouts.com, or www.darlingtonscouts.com. 33


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Darlington Ratepayers & Residents Association Meet the Candidates – the 6 South Ward candidates have been invited to the October meeting. This is a great opportunity for the community to get to know a bit about our potential councillors and for them to understand the issues of concern to Darlington. Heritage Gravel Grind – the September DRRA meeting was

rather more lively than usual with WestCycle folk and the Shire being quizzed about the mountain bike event on the trail 17th October. The 42km route will be up the trail from Swan View through Boya, Darlington etc. to Mundaring then across to the northern trail and down through Mt Helena and back to Swan View. WestCycle estimates riders will be going through Darlington for about 45-50 minutes. The event starts at 8.15am. The main community concerns were around safety - the use of bells to warn other track users and the inevitable speeding of some participants although the event is NOT a race. WestCycle has since made the use of bells mandatory.

AGM – will be held in November likely on Tuesday 16th November, noting that there will be no DRRA meeting on the second Tuesday because of DAF. The date will be confirmed soon. Bus stops - new bus stop platforms have been installed by the Public Transport Authority (PTA) to meet standards. DRRA has been assured by the Shire that once the concrete has cured, the PTA has agreed to paint the surface to match the adjoining footpath colour. In addition tactile directional markers will be installed to ensure the bus stands are fully accessible compliant.

Next meeting: Tuesday 16th November (to be confirmed) Editor’s Note: Since the Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association meeting, bells were made mandatory for the Gravel Grind event (see DRRA notes).

Friends of Darlington Station Reserve (FODS) How Lucky Are We! Darlington was lit up by the wattles in August; just beautiful. It was great to meet new locals recently at the ‘Welcome to Darlington’ event and to know that some of you are interested in helping on the Darlington Station Reserve. We have some new potential ‘Friends’ and look forward to working with you. I never tire of wandering through the Station Reserve particularly at this time of the year; everything looks so good. We have more sun orchids than we have ever seen and they are scattered around the reserve in places they haven’t been seen before. It’s always hard to predict just exactly when they will burst into flower so maybe they will be flowering when you read this and maybe they won’t! Keep looking out for them because they are worth the trouble. Also look out for other orchids as you walk in the bush, including Spider Orchids. This year has seen the best show put on in the Reserve by the Running Postman, Kennedia Prostrata, and it’s worth using as a ground cover in the home native garden along with its red climbing cousin, the Coral Vine, Kennedia Coccinea. Both very wide spread plants and seen in the bush Kennedia Coccinea around Darlington. (RIGHT)

Clematis Pubescens

(LEFT) Also the beautiful cream native Clematis, Clematis Pubescens is doing well on the Reserve and worth finding a lightly shaded spot for in your garden.

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(RIGHT) I have a favourite and it is furry little White Cottonheads, Conostylis Setosa. Tough and found all around in our local bush.

Conostylis Setosa

Local WA Wattle

(LEFT) I have to include this very pretty WA wattle flowering as I write.

Enough weeding already! It has been worth it though but it is not over yet. We will put in a huge effort on the Reserve during October in the lead up to the Darlington Arts Festival and particularly for the Sculptures on the Scarp. Suspended last year due to Covid, we are so happy to see our Reserve showcased in this way and the setting really shows off the Sculptures. So don’t forget to walk through during that first weekend in November. In October our Friends Group will meet on 3rd, 17th and 31st from 8am to 10am followed by morning often courtesy of CATERINGFODS, Liz. This month will see our working season start to wind down for the summer. You can contact Jane on 0477 987 048 if you have any questions about us or the Reserve. See you sometime on the Reserve. Diane. 35


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Matthew Hughes MLA JP – Member for Kalamunda The McGowan Labor Government’s 2021-22 State Budget has been delivered, including funding for a range of projects and initiatives to benefit the Electorate of Kalamunda. Full details of the State Budget can be found at: https://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au

The budget delivers progress on the very matters people bring to me when I’m out and about or at my Kalamunda and Mundaring electorate offices. Cost of living is a key matter for many people in the Hills. The McGowan Labor Government has pegged rises in fees and charges below the Consumer Price Index, so the household basket will rise by what is effectively less than 30 cents a day. Transperth fees have been frozen and in 2022 the two-zone fare cap will be in place from 1 January. With High Wycombe Train Station soon open for business, and the accompanying review of public transport services to link with Metronet, there will be improved across the metro area. My office has received overwhelming support for the McGowan Government’s decision to end permanently logging of our South-West native forests, when the Forest Management Agreement comes to an end in 2024. The Government has immediately put an end to logging 9000 hectares of Karri. This budget invests in planting other timber for sustainable harvesting, so our carbon capture will be preserved, while ensuring the future sustainable development of forestry jobs.

Social housing gets a huge boost in this budget and this is another issue I hear much about. There’s $875 million in a new package. It takes the total expenditure on social housing to $2.1 billion to be expended over the coming four years. This will deliver approximately 3300 new dwellings. This is a real game changer. It represents the single largest one-off funding injection for social housing in the State’s history The Budget delivers on the major rebuilding and new facilities at Kalamunda Senior High School, the co-located Education Support Centre and the rebuilding of Lesmurdie Primary School. The building work will start early next year giving our students world-class facilities. We are also delivering $83.6 million to refurbish and expand police stations. This will help accommodate some of the additional 950 Police officers being employed by the McGowan Government and provide more police ‘on the beat’ across our district. Our Government’s policy to crush and kill the virus means Western Australians are living in one of the freest and most open societies in the world. The Government’s strong COVID-19 response has given WA households and businesses the confidence to go about their normal lives. This confidence is what underpins the success of the Western Australian economy which the 2021-22 State Budget confirms is the strongest of any State and amongst the strongest in the world. Our capacity to keep the mining industry open safely has been a massive benefit to the WA economy and also the national economy, with the Commonwealth and Eastern States benefiting from billions in additional company tax receipts. The Government is using our economic success to set up WA’s future, investing in key services, new industries and jobs to develop more climate-resilient communities. Matthew Hughes JP MLA Member for Kalamunda

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Shire of Mundaring Library Service Mundaring Poetry Competition 2021 Shire of Mundaring Libraries and KSP Writers’ Centre are pleased to announce the Mundaring Poetry Competition for 2021. This year’s theme is World of Change. The competition opens on Monday 6 September and closes on Friday 15 October 2021. It is free entry with a prize of $300 for the winningpoem.Thecompetitionisopentopeople resident in Australia aged 18 years and over. Entry forms and full terms and conditions can be viewed at http://bit.ly/MunPoetComp. So get creative and get writing!

Search for the Queen of Sheba Orchid Screening and Discussion Ecologist and Pollination Biologist, Dr Daniela Scaccabarozzi, screened the fascinating documentary, Search for the Queen of Sheba Orchid on Monday 20 September at Boya Community Centre. “Wild Orchid Man” Stig Dalström and Darryl Saffer recorded captivating footage over an area from John Forrest National Park to Bremer Bay searching for the elusive Queen of Sheba Orchid. Daniela accompanied them on their travels, looking at the ingenious pollination strategies orchids employ to ensure their survival. You can view some of the short clips Daniela screened where she discusses her research findings and more on the Earth to Be channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/AndreaAromatisi/ featured. The libraries have copies of the film available for loan.

Plants for Free with Sue McDougall – “Just have a go!” Sue McDougall, well known horticulturalist, landscape designer and broadcaster, dubbed her talk at Boya Community Centre as “Propagating 101 in one hour”. Sue’s lively talk was jam-packed with information with a strong focus on propagating natives something she showed you don’t have to be nervous about if you use simple but correct techniques. Many of us have had plants we love which cannot be transplanted or replaced, so why not explore propagating that rare or beloved plant treasure? “Just have a go!” said Sue. Sue happily gave specific advice and practical demonstrations on the propagation of plant cuttings people brought along. Some useful websites on propagating natives can be viewed at: http://anpsa.org.au/cuttings.html https://www.abc.net.au/.../facts.../native-cuttings/11485252 https://www.anbg.gov.au/PROPGATE/propagat.htm 38

Telescopes, Timekeeping and Teabag Jigglers with Dr Janet Baldwin Did you know 2021 is the 125th Anniversary of the Perth Observatory? The libraries hosted a talk about the history of the Perth Observatory which covered some of the many interesting personalities and anecdotes connected with the Observatory over time. The Teabag Jiggler is a thing! Dr Baldwin was commissioned to capture the oral histories of people, and some of this research is captured in the book, Telescopes, Timekeeping and Teabag Jigglers: An Oral History of the Perth Observatory. Copies can be purchased directly from The Perth Observatory. View its fascinating website at https://perthobservatory.com.au.

Second Innings: an author talk with Bruce Nicholls Boya Community Centre, Thursday 14 October, 6pm Join Barry Nicholls as he discusses his book, Second Innings (Fremantle Press). A reflection on Barry Nicholls’ life, Second Innings explores the author’s struggle with mental health and the road to recovery, using his love of the game of cricket to make sense of it all. Set partly in the present, Second Innings includes flashbacks through five decades of life and focuses particularly on the lives of the men across the generations of Barry Nicholls’ own family, and tells the story of Barry’s journey from teacher to print journalist to broadcaster. Bookings essential at https://141021b.eventbrite.com.au. “Life is like facing an opening bowler: the pitch is unknown, the ball is new and you don’t know what will be delivered.”

Fabulous Fifties – Music with the Jukebox Lady – Boya Community Centre, Monday 25 October, 6.30pm-7.30pm The Golden Age! Do you remember when TV came out? Did you play with a hula hoop? In the fifties the Saturday night dance was the place to go, and Hawaiian shirts were all the rage. Everyone was chasing the ‘Australian Dream’ and new gadgets were everywhere. Be transported back to a time when weekends were for leisure with tunes and tidbits from that prosperous decade. The Jukebox Lady (aka Annette Raisin) will sing songs from this golden era interspersed with stories from the time. Bookings essential at https://251021b.eventbrite.com.au.

BRT and ST in recess for school holidays Baby Rhyme Time and Story Time will take a break over the school holidays from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 8 October. Sessions return in the week beginning Monday 11 October. Darlington Review – October 2021


Garrick Theatre It is spring at last. At time of writing, Season Four, Our Gang has completed its first week and audiences are enjoying themselves very much. While Our Gang is entertaining and amusing all who come to see it, behind the scenes activity is gaining momentum for our final season of the year. Season Five 2021, is of course, Treasure Island – The Pantomime, directed by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce, Musical Director Christopher Steicke and Choreographer Sophie David. What is a pantomime? According to the Collins dictionary, a pantomime is “a theatrical entertainment, mainly for children, which involves music, topical jokes and slapstick comedy and is based on a fairy tale or nursery story, usually produced around Christmas”. Pantomimes follow a tried and true formula which overturns many of the conventions of normal theatre. Firstly, the cast of characters – the Pantomime Dame, usually one of the character’s Mum, usually played by a man, the Principal Boy, love interest

of the Principal Girl, usually played by a woman, Principal Girl, Evil Villain (the character we love to hate), a Magical Creature/ Talking Animal, Henchmen and The Squire. There are many variations, but in one form or another, you will find these basic characters taking their place on stage. Another way Pantomimes differ from normal theatre is in the way that audience participation is encouraged and indeed vital to the enjoyment of the experience. Is someone creeping up behind the Dame? Shout out and tell her! Is the villain about to pounce? Shout a warning! Join in the songs, Boo the baddy, cheer the hero. Pantomimes are supposed to be interactive experiences, a chance to feel like you are a part of the performance, not merely an observer. Auditions have been held, roles are cast and rehearsals have begun. It is exciting to see a disparate range of people come together and form an ensemble, characters developing and the best part of theatre, friendships developing. At this early stage we are working on songs and choreography, it’s no small feat to be able to sing and dance, as well as keep up with the scripted dialogue. Pantomime is a very physically demanding part of theatre. Be sure to check next month’s Review for a further update and rehearsal pictures as we get closer to opening night! Treasure Island runs at Garrick Theatre from 18th November 2021 until 11th December 2021. Bookings are open, so be sure to book early – one matinee is full already. Bookings can be made via Trybooking https://www.trybooking.com/ (preferred events/landing/793850 method), by calling Elaine on 0406 231 145, or email boxoffice@ garricktheatre.asn.au.

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Member for East Metro Donna Farragher It has been a busy month in the Perth Hills! I was delighted to attend the 2021 Perth Hills Wine Show at the Kalamunda Community Centre which opened earlier this year.

Town Centre and surrounding communities over those years. It has a large variety of historical items on display from ice-boxes to examples of items, including haberdashery and hardware, that were stocked at these local stores.

The wine industry has a long history in the Perth Hills dating back to the 1880s when the first vines were planted in Darlington. This picturesque region boasts a number of outstanding boutique wineries and the Show provides an important opportunity to acknowledge the many wine makers and producers working across the Perth Hills, from Bindoon to Serpentine.

The Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the cultural and natural history of the Shire and is to be commended on this latest exhibition. When you are next passing through the town centre, I encourage you to visit the Museum which is co-located at the Old School on Great Eastern Highway with the Mundaring Visitors Centre. It is well worth a visit!

Well done to the Perth Hills Vignerons Association and all the exhibitors on a successful evening. Special congratulations to Myattsfield Vineyards in Carmel who took home an impressive eight trophies. This included the ’Most Successful Exhibitor’ Award which I was pleased to sponsor again this year. It was also a pleasure to catch up with the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society to see their latest exhibition, ‘Open All Hours’ at the Mundaring District Museum. The Exhibition explores the Shire of Mundaring’s retail history from the 1880s to the 1980s and reflects the diversity of stores that have been an integral part of the Mundaring

Friends of Glen Park WEEDS from GARDEN FLOWERS BEWARE!! Some garden plants become weeds along our road verges and into our beautiful bushland around Darlington. They may choke out the native plants in our Australian bushland. Please be wary of the plants you plant in your garden, and ensure that when they form seed heads they are removed, before the wind or animals can spread the seeds.

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Darlington History Group DARLINGTON HISTORY GROUP 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all who attended on 4 September to help us acknowledge and celebrate this important milestone for DHG. To the movers and shakers from our foundation years, to those who continue to support our endeavours to preserve the history of Darlington and Share the Heritage - we recognise your commitment and thank you most sincerely. Immense gratefulness to Arlene Collings, Reg Kelly and Chris McConigley for sharing their involvement with us. Special mention and thank you to Denise Smith-Ali for her Welcome to Country, and introduction, and special thanks as always to Matthew Hughes MLA for his interminable support. You can read more about our Anniversary Celebration in our Spring Newsletter, due out in late October. Val Shiell, DHG Chair

REMINDER: 13 OCTOBER @ 7.15PM DHG AGM, & GUEST SPEAKER DENE CALLARD @ 7.30PM. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO FIND OUT MORE! Email publicity@dhg.org.au with SUBSCRIBE in the title bar.

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Residents are invited to attend a public meeting to view a presentation of the proposed heritage walk trail, its site works and interpretive signage. Wednesday 20th October 2021, 7.30pm Darlington Lesser Hall

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Darlington Sports & Recreation Association (WA) Inc. GIN & GIGGLES, MUSIC, WINE & COMMUNITY SPIRIT, WATER FOUNTAINS AND SPRING WEATHER. IT’S FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE DaSRA TEAM! The Water Fountain has arrived and is awaiting installation. We need the services of a concreter to prepare a 2.4 sq metre pad and a plumber to install. Please contact Paul McDonald on 0412 610 194 if you can help.

Darlington Gin can be ordered from 27th October online at darlingtonpavilion.com.au

We have received a lot of enquiries since announcing the ‘Taste of Darlington’ Gin launch in the August Review and advise that orders can be placed from Tuesday 27th October. A bottle of Darlington Gin, Triple distilled with native botanicals from the Darlington district, makes a great Christmas gift idea for those who enjoy their Gin.

Wine Tent – Arts Festival 6-7 November. The decision to hold last year’s wine tent at the new Community Pavilion proved a very popular choice with organisers and patrons alike and we are pleased to announce it will be held at the Pavilion again this year. With the newly completed lower area facilities patrons will also be able to enjoy views and events from the Pavilion back verandah.

New Water Fountain includes a bottle filler and will be located at the end of the verandah near the cricket nets

Rear Landscaping Works – People Power. Many thanks to Arron Trew and the team at ABM Landscaping for their assistance with preparation and paving at the rear of the Pavilion. Thanks also to Cam Giles, Stuart Aldred, Geoff Barker, Tim Hunter (Motivation WA) and Yousef Mish Mish for preparing and laying the turf which was sourced by Tony at Brookfield Turf. Funded by the Shire of Mundaring, the rear landscaping puts the finishing touches to the Pavilion and links it with the lower recreation area facilities. DaSRA team members laying turf behind the Pavilion. (Front) – Tim Hunter & Yousef Mish Mish. (Back) – Geoff Barker & Stuart Aldred

Changes to the setup are planned along with major changes to the music program with the addition of some new, local bands who circle the professional circuits. Saturday music line-up includes Alma at 3pm, Cold and the Beautiful 5pm, Ben Bulla 6pm, Rations 7.30pm and Cover Y’ears 9-10pm. Fenton Oldmeadow will kick off the Sunday session at 1.45pm - a great supporter of the Pavilion Project, Fenton has previously managed stage and lighting but will be performing on stage this year. Thanks for your support and good luck Fenton! Blues ConFusion is on at 3pm followed by The Dark Side of Bob at 5pm. In all, a great line-up of the old and the new at the Wine Tent November 6 and 7. Local band and great supporters of the Pavilion Project for many years, Blue Manna won’t be at the Wine Tent this year, but they will be at the Pavilion Gig 22nd January 2022 so pencil that one in your diary.

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DO W NW AR D TR E N D S I enjoy investing in the share market – some people call it play, but for me it is a very real source of income. However, my strategies, are radically different from a walk of faith.

our relationship with Jesus, and His relationship with Israel. Our faith in God is relational, and not something we can jump in and out of, at whim. Lastly, I keep notes on how a share price goes up, down or stays flat over the week and month. If there is a consistent downward trend, with no news of a dividend soon, I consider selling. I thank God that He does not ditch me when my walk tends downward. He says to His servants “I chose you, I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41.

The market has several “experts” who give advice on when to sell, hold or buy shares. They are more often right than wrong, but they are wrong sometimes and they do disagree. Unlike my Maths teacher days, if I am right 2 out of 3 times, I count that as good. With my faith-walk however, I take the Bible as the infallible Word of God. God defines ‘right’. So, if I think something in the Bible is wrong, it is my error. I have misunderstood the Scriptures, and I have to dig deeper.

Poland and Texas have made recently to defend the rights of little people.

One of my key indicators in investigating the advice of ASX advisors is the buy/sell ratio. Regardless of the expert’s advice, if there are twice as many shares to be bought than sold, I hold onto the stock. However, with the Christian walk, there are huge dangers in following popular opinion. Political correctness is hammered into us by the media. I praise God for the stand

Another strategy with the ASX is jumping in and out and in again. For instance, if shares are bought at $1.00 and they fall to 80 cents and you sell, you’ve lost 20%. If they continue to fall to 50 cents, and then start rising, you can buy a third more shares at 60 cents, and they only need to reach 72 cents, to make 20%. God gave us marriage so that we could understand

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choose to suppress it. We can submit and trust in His ways or grumble, complain and rebel against Him. The Israelites were 100% certain of God's existence and chose their own ways and not God's ways. We we too will be tempted to do the very same thing. The Israelites knew God but they did not glorify Him as God, nor were they thankful to Him and their hearts became hardened against Him. God knew that it wasn't proof of His existence that would capture the heart of Israel. They hardened their hearts toward Him with certainty of His existence. “Today, if you will hear My voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” The Living God. PASTOR ROB MERRELLS PHONE: 6153 0364

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Bushfire Ready Group We are holding a pre fire season meeting on Monday, 18th October at 7.30pm in the Fire Station. All of our current street contacts are invited to attend as well as any other Darlington resident whom wishes to know more about, and how you may help to keep your community safer. Bushfire Ready is a community driven program established by DFES in collaboration with local government to increase the resilience of the community to bushfire risk. As Darlington is considered to be in a very high fire risk area it is even more important that we have as many ‘tools’ as possible to reduce such impacts bushfires do have.

Now is the time to also, as a family prepare your BUSHFIRE SURVIVAL PLAN. This plan will help you avoid making last minute decisions that could prove deadly during a bushfire, and make sure that it is practised, ready to use if required.

Bushfire Ready is a local community action program aimed at encouraging local residents to work together in preparing and protecting their families and properties against bushfires. There is no guarantee that in a dangerous bushfire a fire truck may be available to protect every home, so this means residents and homeowners need to be responsible for their own safety.

You need to think about the bushfire risk to your family and home:

However it is important as the weather now starts to warm that those tasks of reducing fuel loads around the house are undertaken. Maybe if unable to take it to the green waste tip by yourself, or with the help of a neighbour, can reduce it by burning small piles, mindful of the Shire burning requirements and also ensuring is very dry so not creating a smoke hazard.

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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. Website: darlingtonfire.org.au • Facebook Page: Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade Next Brigade meeting: Tuesday, October 12th 2021, at the Darlington Fire Station. emergency information is consistent around Australia. Alerts and warnings will still have the same information, but will have a new colour scheme and icons/graphics. If you are a regular user of Emergency WA clear the cache on your phone or computer and check out the updates. If you haven’t looked at Emergency WA for a while, or haven’t seen it before, have a look at www.emergency.wa.gov.au. Remember to bookmark Emergency WA to access all of your emergency warnings, Total Fire Bans, Fire Danger Ratings, weather and information, as quickly and easily as possible.

From Friday October 1st a Restricted Burning period will be in effect in the Shire of Mundaring, and a ‘Permit to Set Fire to the Bush’ will be required throughout the Shire, until the end of November (subject to environmental conditions). This includes burning of garden refuse piles during the day (prior to 6pm), and ALL ‘running fire’ burns. Please note that ALL burning is prohibited on days when the Fire Danger Rating is Very High, Severe, Extreme or Catastrophic, or when a ‘Total Fire Ban’ or ‘Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban’ is in place. Permits can be obtained online via the Shire of Mundaring’s website (www. mundaring.wa.gov.au/ResidentServices/FireEmergency/ Pages/Permits.aspx) or from the Darlington Fire Station on a Saturday morning between 9am and 10am. Small amounts of garden refuse ONLY may be burnt after 6pm without a permit, under strict conditions including; • Only one pile is alight at any time, each pile not more than 1 metre square • There is a minimum 5 metre clearance around each pile • The fire is lit AFTER 6pm, and fully extinguished by midnight • At least one responsible, able bodied adult is in attendance at the fire, AT ALL TIMES • A means of extinguishing the fire is available at all times (garden hose, backpack spray, fire trailer etc) Please refer to the Shire of Mundaring for detailed information about restrictions, conditions and prohibitions. The Emergency WA website is your one-stop shop for emergency information in Western Australia. On September 14th DFES joined with other Australian states and territories in adopting the Australian Warning System (AWS), to ensure October 2021 – Darlington Review

With the fire season rapidly approaching now is the time to have your “5 minute fire chat” and discuss things like; • Having a bushfire survival plan and practicing it with your family. Consider various options depending on who may, or may not be at home at the time. Do you have a plan for your pets? Can you get in touch with your neighbours? • Preparing a bushfire survival kit, including a radio, torch, spare batteries, first aid kit, woollen blankets, non-perishable food & water, mobile phone & charger and some cash. If you have pets pack them a kit too! • Preparing your property, including creating a 20-metre asset protection zone. • Knowing and understanding bushfire Advice, Watch and Act, and Emergency Warning alerts issued by fire services. The Brigade has started its planned hazard reduction burns for this season. These burns are an important part of bush fire management and can provide a ‘real life’ training opportunity for our new volunteers. If you see us conducting a burn, please be mindful of our volunteer personnel and slow down around fire appliances, look out for our fire fighters, be mindful of fire hoses crossing roadways, and be very careful if driving through smoke. As a property owner, you can request the Brigade to undertake a burn on your property. We will visit your property to discuss your issues, and provide a quote. This time last year we launched our history book celebrating over 75 years of serving the community. “History of Darlington Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade 19422020” is an 84-page, full-colour book full of photos, documents, cartoons, incidents and stories archiving the history of our volunteers and the Brigade so far. We are delighted with the finished product, and are proud to be able to present the Brigade’s history for current and future generations to enjoy. Our book can be be purchased directly from the Darlington Brigade for $25. “Wherever a man turns he can Cheers, Ricky Harvey find someone who needs him.” 47 ~ Albert Schweitzer


Welcome to Darlington (WTD) What’s Happening in Darlington “Everything you ever wanted to know about Darlington, but didn’t know who to ask”...

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I had the biggest laugh on the morning of WTD when local Great job, it was good to meet so many new people. running legend Pip Windsor, one of the more notorious, Thanks for organising this fabulous way to meet people aka distinguished and renowned participants in the event, and find out what’s going on. Always knew Darlington posted on the Darlington Hub: was a happening place. “Welcome to Darlington event And meet new people was certainly today at the Hall for anyone new to what people did – both newcomers our fabulous community. I reckon and not-so-new. Much great netI’ll be swamped! working. Hope you met some new A chance to get an explanation for people, discovered a new interest, the most ridiculous amount of decided to take up something new. acronyms in one place: We did. The WTD Crew Susie Itzstein, Sue Lennard, DRRA, DASRA, DCRAG, DAF, DCG, We learned from all the lively and Shelton Huettig, Gareth O’Neill (& Fiona Dent) DHG, FODS, DVBFB, DTC, DPUYDP, friendly chats going on: FOWL... Have I missed any?”  Darlington is a fabulous place to live. How many of these do you know? Seems There are many residents of all like an initiation or induction ritual into ages with many different becoming a fully fledged Darlington interests, talents and things to share. resident could be to report what the acronyms mean! One surprise was many long-term residents saying I own up that some time ago I wrote on a card how much they enjoyed just hanging out and that sits on my desk what DRRA, DASRA and networking with individuals and other groups DCRAG stand for as I couldn’t remember! and how rare that was. So from the comments and energy our inaugural WTD event Our Organising crew learned much from this first attempt was an absolute success. Comments mostly including the and we welcome all feedback. Thanks Darlington for showing up and making it memorable – we sure know how descriptor “great”. So great it was: to “do” community here in 6070. “A great event “’....“great idea”, Sincere gratitude to Earnshaws Real Estate for their sponsorship A great way to put faces to the names and learn more and to Sue & David Lavell & The Darlington Club for booking and about Darlington.

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Baha’i Community of Mundaring September was a super busy month. We kicked off with a presentation by the Darlington Junior Youth. The group has completed the first book in the global curriculum which considers the concept of confirmation – the understanding that God assists and helps us when we strive to achieve a noble goal. The group looked at what noble goals they are striving for and what confirmation might look like in their lives. They are now moving on to look at the choices, attitudes and societal forces that contribute to hope and conversely to feelings of despair. Whilst this might sound like a heavy workload for a Saturday afternoon the boys all agreed that the best thing about JY is how much fun it is! “Let the love and light of the Kingdom radiate through you until all who look upon you shall be illumined by its reflection.” – Abdu’l Baha The older youth (15+ years) meanwhile held a gathering at the Darlington Pavilion to reflect on the role of youth in society and what contribution they can make to the fortunes of humanity. Studying the words of Abdu’l Baha they reflected on how, by directing their talents and abilities to the elevation of society, they ‘become the cause of the tranquility of the world of creation’. Their contemplation was then given life through the arts with hilarious skits and creative flair. Strong friendships were forged and the youth continue their service renewed and inspired.

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Mundaring Arts Centre

MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE Finders Keepers is on display at Mundaring Arts Centre until 31 October. Curated by Sandra Murray, this exhibition features the work of renowned West Australian artist Nalda Searles. It shares Searles’ extraordinary approach to craft, demonstrating her role as the instigator of an innovative art movement utilising plant fibre and found objects. There’s still the opportunity to participate in the Finders Keepers public program, with Emma-Jane Hunt’s basket weaving workshop on 17 October. In this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to make a coiled vessel using wool and raffia. This workshop is suitable for women and girls (10+ years old). (ABOVE) Gallery visitors standing in the background of Nalda Searles, Kangaroo couple, 1995 – 2008, woollen gowns, plant-dyed silk, Xanthorrhoea bracts, silk strings, common meadow hay, mannequins, 190 x 66 x 39cm (brown gown), 173 x 56 x 36cm (white gown). On loan from Kerry Stokes Collection. Photograph by Rebecca Mansell.

MIDLAND ARTS CENTRE On display at Midland Junction Arts Centre until 30 October, HOLD is an exhibition that pays homage to functional basketry and the purposeful application of craft skills. Curator Leanne Bray will be conducting a tour of the exhibition on 16 October, sharing the stories behind the historical baskets on show. Midland Junction Arts Centre’s Term 4 Program is almost underway, with creative and stimulating workshops available for all ages and experience levels. You can learn to use a pottery wheel with local ceramicist Greg Crowe from 13 October – 1 December and develop your painting skills using your preferred medium with award-winning painter Drewfus Gates from 14 October – 2 December.

Two hands guiding clay into a vase on a pottery wheel. Photograph by Veta Holmes.

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There’s even something for the kids, with Midland Junction Arts Centre’s After School Art Club with Kaitlyn Elsegood. In this three-part workshop from 3 – 17 November, they’ll create playful sculptures inspired by the upcoming exhibition Toy Stories.

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Helena College

Bringing out the best together Helena Hornets in premiership blitz! In an outstanding season for the netball club, Helena Hornets have snatched five premiership trophies from eight finalists and 11 teams in the winter competition of the Swan Districts Netball Association (SDNA).

Focus on living healthy, active lives At Helena we believe educating students extends beyond the classroom. This is why we provide a holistic learning programme with dedicated specialist teachers in Physical, Health and Outdoor Education.

The commitment of players and families is a credit to the Helena Community and the club’s volunteers, committee members, coaches, managers and supporters.

Through this, students develop the key cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to flourish and live active, healthy lives. Being part of a sports team, club or recreational association also creates a strong sense of community and belonging.

We congratulate the club on such a successful season and wish the best of luck to Chelsea Secull (Year 8) and Hannah Kelly (Year 9), who were both chosen to represent the SDNA in Perth’s Metro League competition.

In the early years, we focus on fundamental movement, sport participation and gameplay activities, to build confidence and teamwork. In later years we aim help every student find a passion that sets them on a path to healthy living – whether that is through general fitness activities, high intensity sports or other more passive recreational pursuits. As a Child Safe School we also deliver protective behaviours education through our Health curriculum at all year levels, which is designed to empower students to identify and respond to potential risks. Topics cover bullying/cyberbullying, drug education, first aid, mental health, nutrition, healthy relationships and more. Physical, Health and Outdoor Education studies can be pursued as a specialist subject to Year 12 ATAR or general course levels.

Charlotte races to the top at state comps Charlotte Hayward, a Year 5 student, recentl qualified as one of the top five cross country runners in the state under 10 years of age. She finished 4th at the All Schools Cross Country championship trials. She then competed with the state team in August at the School Sport WA regional cross country, held in Capel, achieving another great outcome, finishing 10th in the race for all competing Year 7 students. She clocked an impressive time of 11mins 15secs for the 2.5km race.

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Darlington Community Garden (DCG) Connecting. Belonging. Growing Community. It takes a village...

“Nature makes trees put roots before having them bear fruit, and even this is done gradually” ~ St Vincent de Paul. Our theme for the month – Solid and deep foundations create a strong and lasting base on which to grow... As well as participating in a mix of local community events, putting in lots of intensive and energetic teamwork creating the Spring Launch for the DCG on Sunday 26th September, our garden’s Earthworks have been a big focus for this last month. David Grant, the Project Manager for DaSRA and LAMP (Lower Area Masterplan Project) and the DCG has been working tirelessly with Alan Woodward progressing the drainage needs on our DCG lease. Mundaring Shire have assisted with the improvement of soil quality (clay), providing aged mulch to mix with other imported ingredients of sand and gypsum as the clay was cleared, ripped and integrated. The old and mature quality of the mulch was excellent, providing an exceptional base for our DCG’s foundations. It has been amazing to see the clay ripped and mixed with the sand, gypsum and old mulch. A trench through the Arbour to carry conduit to the wagon has been dug, as well as a rock faced “creekbed” on the south boundary, and the pools of water have been released and the lease area tidied up. Some of the gorgeous granite flat rocks have been placed to provide seating. It’s coming together. Such fabulous work and great timing getting this done before our Spring Launch.

Fundraising Team – DCG have contributed $2000 to DaSRA LAMP team for the Earthworks surface drainage and soil improvement. Many thanks to Win Santa Maria who organised the Bunnings Sausage Sizzle and her great Team of willing workers on Saturday 4th September which raised the bulk of the money to cover Win and Adam Santa Maria these drainage costs. Great effort everyone on the day. Rosie has already put her hand up for organizing another for next year! Our Horticulture Team has ordered good quality sleepers for the garden beds and are looking forward to building them and we all can’t wait to see some plants in them. It has been a full and busy beginning to Spring for our DCG Team with members participating in a variety of local events every week. Here’s the crew at the Welcome To Darlington event where we were pleased to meet a whole lot of new people interested in joining in: Susie Itzstein (Vice Chair), Trish Cook (Secretary), Louise Stelfox (Chair), Shelton Huettig (Fund-Raising Team and raffle-ticketseller-extraordinaire), Shane Bailey (Chair of the Education and Events Team & the whole Spring Launch shebang) and Sally Herzfeld (E & E Team & Living Legend)

Let us acknowledge David Grant as one of our members who does a lot of work behind the scenes laying solid and deep foundations. Every Team needs a David in it; steady, reliable, skilled, accountable, quiet achiever, persevering, gets-thingsdone sort of guy! Hope to have met you at the Spring Launch  The roots create the fruits. What are you planting?

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Darlington Arts Festival

Gosh, just six weeks to go until the festival. Every coordinator has a list of tasks that grows by the minute. This time every year we think, how are we going to get this show on the road, but somehow, we just do!

Charlie and Ian have put a full program of performers. It is going to be a weekend filled with sound, vision and fun. Make sure you keep the whole weekend free!

This is the time that we put out the feelers for some new and old volunteers to help out with tasks in the lead up to and during the festival weekend. Full payment in pizza and sheer enjoyment guaranteed. Contact Julie Stuurstraat for information volunteers@DarlingtonArtsFestival.com. Youth Art and Junior art are gearing up too. If you haven’t heard anything from teachers, let them know to get in touch with the respective coordinator via the website, or they can reach out on the DAF Facebook page. At the recent committee meeting a whole new exciting bunch of events surfaced. Look out for next month’s notes and the lift out centre pages with a map and program of events which will be there too. What I did catch though is some exciting stuff going on in the craft village, with some of the artists from Sculpture on the Scarp running some art workshops. I also heard that as part of Guildford Grammar Indigenous Youth Art Program, Barry McGuire will narrate a story and some of the students will convert the story into artworks.

Soroptimist International of Helena Our support of Wooree Miya women’s refuge has continued with deliveries of more clothing, a large box of toys and a microwave - all gratefully received. In the past month, over 100 women have been supported by this refuge, and they have been successful in re-locating some families to permanent housing. Our club also actively supports the SCYS Youth drop in hub in Midland and has delivered donated items such as warm scarves, beanies, sleeping bags and socks over the past month. We are now collecting for their “a meal in a tin” food drive over the summer. Any donations are happily received by us to forward to them. Our Bursary to support tutoring of a young female musician in Kalamunda Youth Swing Band was presented at their recent concert. This year we presented both 2020 and 2021 as there was no concert last year due to Covid. We have now supported this band for over 20 years. October is “Soroptimist Membership Month” and we are holding an information night in Guildford if you would like to find out more about what we do and think you have time to join us in our endeavours. Please come along, and for catering purposes, please let us know in advance. – Berenice FREE DRINKS & NIBBLES EVENING for information and membership TUESDAY 19th October - 5.45 for 6pm KING & I Restaurant, James Street, Guildford (park at rear) RSVP 12th October to: sihelena@siswp.org or 0422 981 657

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