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Dublin Dispatch


A Free Community Newsletter Published by the Dublin History Group Inc.

NOW ON-LINE www.dublinhistorygroup.com.au/page/dublindispatch

Ma rch - April 202 0

One Hundred Years Old

FEATURES • Rowan Ramsey MP • CFS Dublin Brigade • Notice Board • Adelaide Plains Council

• Windsor Uniting Church • Long Plains Red Cross • Australia Day • Upcoming Events • Other reports from Clubs & Associations in the area


Church News Dublin. For many months our people have consistently worked to enshrine the memory of three war heroes who will not return to us by the erection of a Memorial Hall. The building will

be also used as a kindergarten hall. Saturday, April 25. preceding Anzac Day was selected for laying the foundation stone, and a representative assembly graced the occasion. The service opened by singing Kipling's "Recessional.” The

Rev. T. Weatherill engaged in prayer. The children's hymn, "I think when I read that sweet story of old," was sung with a fervour that recalled earlier days. The church secretary and treasurer (Mr. J. T. Angove) then read a carefully prepared document, setting forth the nature of the building and recording the names of officials of church and school. The document was then bottled and hermetically sealed and placed under the stone. The Rev. T. Weatherill (on behalf of the Trust), Mrs. Taylor (for the soldiers), Mr. Brook (superintendent, for the Sunday school) took part in laying the stone, and each was presented with a suitable mallet as a memento of the occasion. The Rev. S. Rossiter addressed the congregation on the twin objective of the building, which would be a shrine of the departed, and should be an

inspiration to those who would be taught within its walls. They should so honour the men who would not return that all who came within the hall should feel an inspiration. An offering was then taken and an adjournment made to the Institute Hall for tea, social, and supper. The function was hearty and helpful, and augurs well for an enthusiastic opening. Proceeds of the day approximately £25. A description of the building will be given at its opening. Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA : 1901 - 1940), Friday 21 May 1920, page 14 National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article214563643

Hall opened on August 9th, 1920. Pictures on front cover from Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 1954), Saturday 28 August 1920, page 26 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89186269

Story of the Dublin Methodist Church Time Capsule see page 12

Dublin History Group Busy, Busy, Busy. Where has the time gone? Ah well, soon be Christmas. The History Group has so much to do, both in the past, today and in the future. History starts today. There have number of talks and presentations recently, both to the community and by the History Group. We recently visited another History Group where they learned about us and we gleaned some information in return.

listed in this edition and of course on our Website.

There are many events and activities coming up. All of which are open to the community and the general public. You will find them

Philip Brow

With our continued connections with other groups and organisations, the Dublin History Group has developed from the “Interesting Pastime” to where we are looking to a more business format. This has come about from the exposure to the greater community and as such we look forward to looking back as new developments emerge. President

Greater Bilby in captivity. Photo: Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage.


Community Notice Board

ALL WELCOME Times: Wednesday 9 till 1 pm Sunday 9 till 1 pm 1-3 Dublin Road Mallala Now Open for membership For Information: Norm Dicks 0428559787



Rowan Ramsey MP Federal Member for Grey

Parliament is back for 2020 and we have commenced with four sitting weeks out of five in February and the first week of March. The first day of Parliament for the year was dedicated to a condolence motion for victims of the bushfires that devastated many parts of the country this summer. Grey was touched by the summer bushfires and I spoke in Parliament about the impact on the Southern Yorke Peninsula and Port Lincoln. I visited Kangaroo Island to help a friend mop up and also spoke of some lessons that can be learnt and the importance of getting the review right. If you would like a copy of my speech please contact the Kadina Office and my staff can get a copy to you.

Men’s Shed Program Going Strong Toward the end of 2019 I was pleased to announce $5000 for the Mallala & District Men’s Shed through the National Shed Development Program to enclose the rear of the shed. I visited the shed and thank Norm (pictured top right) for showing me around. We have many ‘sheds’ throughout Grey and they are a great place where men can find social support and camaraderie while engaged in meaningful projects that contribute to local communities. On average, one in eight men will experience depression and one in five men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives. The number of men who die by suicide in Australia every year is nearly double the national road toll. Since 2013, the Government has provided $4.92m to support Men’s Sheds through the Shed Development Program. I always welcome feedback and queries from all of those who live in the electorate so please do not hesitate to contact me via email rowan.ramsey.mp@aph.gov.au or by calling one of my offices.

Anzac Day 2020 This year Australia marks 75 years since Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. While the world seems to be in perpetual crisis somewhere, there is much to celebrate in that we have not seen a repeat of the conflict which engulfed the world in the first 45 years of the last century. It has been 105 years since our troops forged an Australian legend on the shores of Gallipoli. The same commitment endures in our defence forces today and we thank them for their dedication. Last year I was pleased to attend two memorable services on the Adelaide Plains in Two Wells and Wasleys. I encourage residents to attend a local service to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of all Australians who have served our country with honour. To learn more about the Anzacs visit: www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au

I would also love to see what you are doing in your enterprise or group so please get in touch and I will make a date to call in for an individual appointment or come to your event.



Office Details 43 Taylor St

8821 4366

Port Pirie

104 Ellen St

8633 1744


45a Playford Ave

8645 4255

Australia Day Breakfast

Mallala Oval on Sunday 26th January 2020 Breakfast catered by Adelaide Plains Council and the Mallala Lions Club Photos courtesy of Adelaide Plains Council

Community Engagement Forum - Monday 16 March 2020 Dublin 7pm – 9pm

The Dublin Institute (9 Sixth Street, Dublin)

Adelaide Plains Council will hold three (3) Community Engagement Forums per year across the region (Dublin, Mallala and Two Wells).

A copy of Council’s Community Engagement Strategy (Forums across Adelaide

The forums provide an opportunity for accurate information dissemination to the community, and for residents and ratepayers to provide feedback on Council-related issues, trends and concerns affecting the community.

Council’s Principal Office, 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala.

Plains Council) can be viewed on Council’s website www.apc.sa.gov.au or at

Enquiries may be directed to Sheree Schenk, General Manager – Governance and Executive Office on (08) 8527 0200 or by email to info@apc.sa.gov.au.

The first forum for 2020 will be held on Monday 16 March 2020, from 7:00pm– 9:00pm at the Dublin Institute (9 Sixth Street, Dublin).

James Miller Chief Executive Officer Adelaide Plains Council


for projects that inspire arts and cultural activity and start between 1 July and 20 April 2021. The “Step Out” category offers up to $25,000 and the “Step Up” category up to $5,000. Applications close Monday, 16 March with more information available from www.countryarts.org.au/grantsfunding/grants. Nominations for the 2020 Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service are also being accepted – a fantastic opportunity for organisations and community groups to nominate one or more volunteers who have made an outstanding commitment and contribution to their community and/or their organisation. Guidelines and online nomination forms are available from www.dhs.sa.gov.au/ services/volunteers/recognition/volunteeringcertificates or call 8415 4345. Nominations close 5 pm Friday 27 March.

Narungga February update I was pleased to be in Mallala for a Listening Post on 24 February, and also that Minister for Education the Hon. John Gardner and I were able to visit Mallala Primary School and Port Wakefield Primary next day, on 25 February, as part of a valuable two-day tour across the electorate. To update re the $122.5 million Port Wakefield Overpass and Lane Duplication program due to commence construction post-July this year, locals will have noticed demolition works have begun at the former “Tucker time” shop in Port Wakefield. This minor work is expected to be finished in mid-March.

Get involved with new regional landscape boards Expressions of interest are now open (until 6 March 2020) for people to nominate their interest in becoming a board member of the newly formed nine new regional landscape boards which is part of the Landscape SA reforms underway by the Marshall Liberal Government.

Other announcements in February include the expansion of the $100 million Home Battery Scheme to entice new home buyers to install solar and battery systems, and the opening of Export Grants for SA businesses, and the Digital Donation Program for community organisations to be given surplus government computers for their use. For more info on any of the above visit www.fraserellis.com.au

The new boards are designed to deliver a stronger, back-to-basics system with an emphasis on effective water management, pest, plant and animal control and soil and land management. Recently appointed the Presiding Member of the new Northern and Yorke Landscape Board is Caroline Schaefer, and now additional board members are sought. For more information visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au Grants

Check your concessions Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink MLC also this month offered a timely reminder for all to check what concessions they may be eligible for to help household budgets. An example is the $310.70 of relief available to help with water bills. Phone the Concessions SA hotline 1800 307 758 for info on all concessions or visit www.sa.gov.au/concessions .

Applications are now being accepted for the Regional Arts Fund, managed by Regional Arts Australia and Country Arts SA. This funding supports regional artists and community groups


Windsor Uniting Church Pastor Collin Heslop is leading our worship at the three Plains Community worship centres and we are most grateful to him for sharing with us. We were delighted to join the people who attended Collin’s ordination service at the Owen Institute on Saturday 8th February, 7:30 p.m. when over 170 people attended.

morning tea. Pastor Collin Heslop will lead the service at 11 a.m. After the service we will adjourn to the Dublin Hotel for lunch. Watch for notices re Palm Sunday as there is the possibly of Hamley Bridge and Windsor joining with Owen at 9:30 a.m. to view the movie “The Passion of Christ”.

The services at Windsor commence at 8:45 a.m. except for special occasions. One such occasion will be the combined service at Windsor on 19th April. A Congregational meeting will begin at 9:30 followed by

Research has also begun about the church ready for History month in May. Do you have a family member who was married in the Windsor church that you would like to share with us – this would make the information come to life. I have been told that the first marriage in the church was Mary Alice Goddard and Thomas James Hollams in September 1875 with Miss Alice Sussanah Loveday & William Henry Baker not long after. Gwen Secomb

Rev Col with sponsors

Pastor Grant Spangenberg & Rev Col

ANZAC Day SERVICES Mallala RSL - Mallala Oval

Parham - First Street

ANZAC Day at Mallala will be held at the Mallala Monument (adj. Mallala Hotel) and will commence at 0615 Hours.

Dawn Service 6.10am at the Remembrance Flag Pole. The service will be followed by a hearty breakfast provided by the Port Parham Sports and Social Club

On completion there will be a BBQ breakfast at the Mallala RSL Sub-Branch (adj. Mallala Oval).

Donations will be sought for Legacy Two Wells RSL - Old Port Wakefield Rd

Entry will be via a gold-coin donation.

6.20AM Service at War Memorial,

Mallala Museum will be open directly after the Dawn Service for those who would like to view the “Time of Conflict” Exhibition. Free entry on ANZAC Day

Old Pt Wakefield Rd Two Wells Followed by Breakfast at the Two Wells Community Centre Two Wells Oval Precinct Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells

Thompsons Beach - The Shed 6.00AM - Service at ‘The Shed’, Ruskin Rd, Thompson Beach

The RSL will be open directly after the Dawn Service until 11am for those who don’t wish to have breakfast. 65 Old Pt Wakefield Road Two Wells

Followed by Breakfast at Thompson Beach Community Shed, Ruskin Road, Thompson Beach


Long Plains Red Cross Planning for the 2019-20 financial year was held at the February 2020 meeting with fundraisers that include a stall at the Strawberry Fete at Port Parham, the March Appeal letters and May & October fundraisers. The Whyte-Yarcowie Vaudeville Troupe will be presenting their program of song and dance at the Long Plains Hall on 18th October starting at 2 p.m. If you haven’t

heard the troupe then don’t let this opportunity pass. President Jenny Tiller’s grand-daughter Audrey Tiller and her family will be helping the branch with fundraisers. If you would like to join in Branch meetings and fundraisers you are very welcome. Please refer to the contacts listed further in this publication. Gwen Secomb

Thompson Beach Progress Association There is a lot of action happening around the Shed.

appropriately, should a bush-fire eventuate. For what has been Australia’s worst summer for bush-fires, it was obvious that the lack of rain has made our coastal reserve a dangerous asset. And our “one road in – one road out" circumstance also contributes to the challenge. We hope the meeting will be well attended so that we can have confidence that everyone will react in a predictable manner, should an emergency occur.

The NBN tower construction is now underway with the foundations for the mast and the equipment platform completed. The compound fence will be built next. The pad for the Shed extension has been completed and the building frame is being currently manufactured off site. The Shed has been well utilised in the last few months by bird-watch organisations coming to observe and count the migratory birds as well as our local native species.

Ian Telfer Chairperson TBPA

Around the township, the Adelaide Plains Council has commenced work on an up-grade to the picnic facilities adjacent to the southern car park. Nearly thirty years old, the shelter was looking tired and was rarely used. With some simple modifications, new tables and seating plus a bar-b-cue, it will be a useful facility for visitors. Clean Up Australia Day was well patronised with plenty of hands patrolling the streets and Ruskin Road.

A community meeting to discuss and learn about how to be Bushfire Ready has been organised to equip the township to react


St Peter’s & St. Pauls Parish Priest DOG GONE!

Father Bartholomew O'Donovan

we children grew up and left home Bob became the constant companion of my father who took him out every week as he worked as a building maintenance contractor on the district sheep stations. Everyone for many miles around, in the village and on the properties knew and loved Bob.

Mick the black curly haired retriever was my father’s gun dog. He was part of a group of men in our village who went duck shooting and Mick was Dad’s retriever. As an infant I grew up with Mick as a playmate and there are photos of me at a very young age cuddling him and even asleep on the lawn using his tummy as a pillow. Mick had a brother that belonged to my great uncle George named Wattie. He was a brown curly haired retriever. Wattie was named after Oswald Watt local grazier and aviation pioneer who was a World War 1 fighter pilot hero. He was the first Australian fighter pilot to take part in World War 1. At that time the Australian Army had not formed an air arm, so he went to England and joined the British Army Air Force wing seeing action over Europe. I used to pat Wattie but his personality was a bit like Uncle George, polite but no liberties could be taken with him. I was a bit frightened of Wattie in the same way that I was about Uncle George.

Sadly, Bob had a bad ending. One morning out on Uardry Station Bob was missing. Dad looked everywhere and later found him in a sheep dip. During the night Bob had sneaked away and fell into the long race dip which still contained water from the sheep dipping activities. The water level was well below that level from which a small dog could climb out. He would have swum up and down the long narrow dip for some time until exhausted and drowned. Another dog, Pi Dog came into our lives when our family lived in Broken Hill. I had allowed a lady and her children to use a vacant house owned by the parish. They were escaping a domestic violence situation and with them came Pi Dog. She was a beautiful standard Sheltie with the most wonderful nature. She was frightened around men and would hide whenever one came close, including me. My children fell in love with her and when the family in the house moved interstate and could not take Pi Dog with them, I agreed to look after her. For some days I fed her each morning and evening. She took up residence under the house and I would leave the food and water in a bowl near the space in the foundations she used for ingress and egress. Early on Christmas morning as I went to give her some food, to my delight she came out and greeted me and allowed me to pat her. I waited while she ate the food and then asked her to follow me through the church yard to the Rectory, which she did. “Hey everyone!” I called out from the back door, “Look what Santa brought us!” From then on Pi Dog lived with us wherever we went, ending up in Elizabeth Downs where in old age she died and was buried under a nectarine tree.

Later Paddy was another of my father’s gun dogs. He was a black Labrador. By this time neither my brother Ross nor I were allowed any liberties with him. Making a pet of a working gun dog by older children was a sure-fire way to compromise their worth. Our interaction with Paddy was to have the chore of feeding him every night. Dad had the strategy of only feeding a dog once a day after they were on the chain for the evening. They then identified the chain with food, so we had no trouble calling him to come and be chained because he knew that once the chain was on, he received his meal for the day. If Dad was not around, we sneaked him a pat. Come to think of it my sister Dianne was not barred from making a pet of Paddy. Perhaps only males can spoil dogs? Later again when my young sister was older, she asked for a puppy. This time it was to be her pet for Dad had given up duck shooting. Dad bought a pedigreed Australian Terrier from a breeder. He had an official name in his papers, but my sister called him Bob and Bob he was for ever after. He was a great personality and very active. Every year when a great nephew of the people across the road came to visit them for the summer holidays Bob was his constant companion. When

We have not had a dog since then but maybe at another time I could write of the cats that have owned us. Each of those were unique personalities whose stories are worth telling. Father Bart. O’Donovan. Parish Priest of the Anglican Parishes of Mallala and Two Wells


The District’s Church Times ANGLICAN CHURCH


St Peter's Mallala

Windsor Uniting Church

1st Sunday of the month

Contact 0416343204 Services Sunday 8:45am

10.00am –1 March, 5 April, 3 May

Mallala Uniting Church St Paul's Two Wells

Service Sunday 9am

10.00am – 8, 15, 22, 29 March


10.00am – 10 April - Good Friday

Pastor Jordan Gauci Phone: 0450781561 Email: jordan@mallalauniting.org.au Sunday: Church service at 10:00am. Kids United activities in the Hall (during school terms).

10.00am – 12 April - Easter Day 10.00am – 19, 26 April Time Out Craft Group

Monday: Life Group

10.00am till Noon

Tuesday: 9am -12pm Two Wells Playgroup

fortnightly on Wednesdays

Hart Memorial Hall,

Thursday: Adult Fellowship on the 3rd Thursday of the month

Anglican Church, Two Wells

Friday: 11am-12pm Heart and Soul Food Distribution

11 and 25 March

Friday: 5:30pm – 7:30pm United Youth (during school terms)

8 and 22 April

Op Shop: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. 9.00am to 12.00pm Saturday.


All events occur at the Two Wells Uniting Church

Fr Bart O'Donovan Phone: 08 75 101 148

Two Wells Uniting Church

Parish Contacts:

Sunday Gathering 10:30am

Mallala - Nita Noble Phone: 08 85 272 303

For more info contact

Two Wells - Di Meaney Phone: 0427 616 301


info@twowellsuniting.org.au or 0414248732 United Youth - facebook.com/uytwowells United Kids - facebook.com/unitedkidstw

LUTHERAN CHURCH Two Wells Preaching Place Contact 8281 2976

WINDSOR CHRISTIAN CHURCH Windsor Institute Sunday Evening Services 5.00pm Contact No: 0427 572 237


Dublin Methodist Church Time Capsule Having purchased the property of the former Methodist Church in Dublin, it was rumoured that there was a Time Capsule in the building. It had been mentioned a number of times since we moved in some 14 months ago, but these just seemed to be stories. Nor did, or could, anyone indicate its exact location. Realising that its existence would be an important part of Dublin history, it was somewhat of a dilemma. Did it exist?. If so, where & when was it placed?. I mean, with it just being a rumour, we could hardly have a major event to unveil it. I could just imagine the Mayor, Councillors, Church officials & the History Group all over the place with spades & hammers looking for the X that marks the spot. So, after having learned of all the peculiarities of the place, I decided to investigate the most likely place it could be.






The Dublin Methodist Memorial Hall and Kindergarten This stone was laid to the greater glory of God in memory of the three fallen soldiers, Pte Norman Thompson, Pte Lloyd Habner and Lieut. Cecil E Patterson and for the well-being of Christs little ones our Kindergarteners on the 24th day of April 1920 by Mrs Geo Taylor representing the fallen Heroes, Rev. Weatherhill erstwhile Superintendent of the Mallala Circuit, the original Trustees of the Church and Sir W Brook Superintendent of the Sunday School His Excellency Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson being the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia The Chief Justice Sir J R Murray Lieutenant Governor of South Australia Rev W A Potts President of Methodist Church of South Australia Rev S Rossiter Superintendent of Mallala Circuit of which Dublin is a part of Rev Theo Weatherhill Supernumerary Minister Of Mallala Mr J T Angove Hon Sec. & Treasurer of Church Trust with Messers M W Prime, J Porter, S E Arnold, C Baker, E F Baker and G Taylor co. Trustees Mr Brook Superintendent, Mr H Porter Vice Super Miss E M Angove Hon. Sec. Mr W Brook Hon. Tres. Of Sunday School . Mesdames Angove. L Brook. E Barker and Brook. The Misses E M Angove D E Angove E Prime Messers Brook. W Prime, H Porter Teachers of Dublin Sunday School God Save The King God Bless the Empire Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow

It was during a hot weekend in January 2006 that work commenced. It took about 2 hours digging to remove the stone. Once extracted, it revealed nothing of interest at all. It was not until I was cleaning up the area that I discovered glass in the debris. And yes there was something there. It appears that a glass jar had been buried in the mortar beneath the stone and the jar had been broken at some stage. The time capsule contained a rolled-up, (and tied with string), The Register newspaper from 24th April 1920, (the day before ANZAC Day), and a letter, (transcript below), naming and dedicating this building, (an extension to the original Church), the Dublin Methodist Memorial Hall and Kindergarten in memory of the three locals that died in WW1, namely, Private. Lloyd Francis HABNER, 10th Battalion, 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Norman PATTERSON 43rd Battalion and Private William Norval THOMPSON 50th Battalion.

Philip Brow 2006


SA COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE DUBLIN BRIGADE Monday Night Training 19:30hr PH: 85 292 252 Well and truly back to school and work from Christmas break. Incidents numbers have slowed slightly since the weather has been cooler allowing members and their families to enjoy some family time.

and fielding on the day, not forgetting the impromptu water slide for the children. Mallala Brigade winning the Perpetual Trophy. Look out all - next game in January 2021 is in Dublin.

Training is always on going, being aware and ready to go when an incident happens is part of the fun!! January Sunday 26th CFS Gala Day held at Mallala Primary School oval was a great success. All funds raised on the day this year were given to the Pinery Memorial Fund. A “cricket match” enjoyed between Dublin, Mallala, Two Wells CFS Brigades and Grace Plains Farmers Team. A great family day enjoyed by all and a variety of interesting rules on the pitch throughout the game. A special thank you to our members, families and friends making the day a success, face painting, cooking the sausage sizzle, batting, bowling

Some Dublin Team members donning their green skirts & leprechaun hats

Two Wells Blue Light Disco Two Wells Community Centre 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. 13th MARCH – Green Theme, 12th JUNE , 21st AUGUST – 12th Birthday 30th OCTOBER - Halloween 11th DECEMBER – Christmas For ages 8 to 15 years

Entrance $5

Details can be found on the Blue Light web site: www.bluelightsa.com.au/branches/two-wells/ Two Wells Blue Light promotes an environment free from alcohol, drugs, smoking and violence.


In Brief

SOS – Save Our Sleepies!

See some rubbish, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck! Well, perhaps not, but you’ll help keep Thompson Beach looking great.

One of the very special residents of the Thompson Beach area is the sleepy lizard, aka shingleback.

Coastal vegetation has greatly suffered due to insufficient rain and many plants have died. This has created a significant fire risk. The issue has been raised with Council and also the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS). A bushfire community awareness meeting run by the CFS and hosted by the Thompson Beach Progress Association was held at The Shed on the 8th of March.

They may look quite fierce, but sleepies are usually very placid and can be quite friendly once they get to know you. Here’s some interesting shingleback trivia: 

The huge toll from bushfires, drought and other events across Australia on flora, fauna and landscapes should be giving us pause for thought as to how to better protect what remains of this country’s environmentally important places, including Thompson Beach.

Speeding and other dangerous driving behaviour in the town and quad/motorbike use in the Park remain a significant issue. See something? Say something – road incidents can be reported via TrafficWatch SA or in the case of issues in occurring in the Park, to NPWS.

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It’s also known as the bobtail, pinecone, stumpy-tail, boggi or double-headed lizard. The sleepy lizard can grow up to 30cm long and weigh up to 1 kilogram. They can live for up to 50 years in the wild. They mate with the same partner for up to 20 years. Courtship involves the male following the female around for up to 8 weeks – that’s why you’ll often see them in pairs early in the season. It’s thought their tail is shaped a little like their head to fool predators. The tail is also used to store fat to get the lizard through the colder months when it is inactive. They are primarily vegetarians, but will eat insects and other invertebrates. It is a type of skink closely related to the blue-tongue lizard, and like that lizard also has a dark blue tongue used to startle predators.

Sleepy Slaughter On Our Roads During recent warmer months, as in years before, there have been a number of sleepy lizards killed on Ruskin Road and in the township. While quite a common reptile here, they won’t be if this keeps up. There are times when hitting one of these lizards may be unavoidable, but for the most part this is not the case. They are slow movers and predictable in their movements. All it takes is a little care. There have been suggestions some drivers are running over them deliberately. Aside from this being an absolutely stupid and immature thing to do, sleepy lizards are a protected species and such behavior can result in a fine of thousands of dollars. Here’s another bit of (sad) trivia about sleepy lizards – they “grieve” in a way. If one of a pair is killed, the surviving partner may stay close by for days.


Water For Our Wildlife - Tip Dogs And Caring For The Park

One of the ways you can help our struggling wildlife over the dry months is to leave out water for animals. It’s important to remember if you’re using a deep container that some creatures may not be able to get out if they fall in. The best thing to do is to leave a stick in the container that leans up against the side to act as an escape route.

We’re pretty fortunate at Thompson Beach that dogs are allowed in the Bird Sanctuary/Park area – in some National Parks, dogs are not permitted. The only thing we’re required to do is to keep our dogs on a leash. It’s not a big ask, and helps to protect the other animals that call the Park home.

Blue Carbon Projects For South Australia

Leashing your dog also reduces the risk of attacks from (or on) other dogs – or on humans; something that none of us want to see happen. Even if a dog isn’t aggressive, larger dogs can accidentally bowl over a young child in their enthusiasm to say hello.

On February the 11th, the South Australian Government set a new 10-year target to slash greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Among the Marshall Government’s accelerated initiatives will be "Blue Carbon" projects that will seek to restore mangroves, seagrass beds and wetlands – three ecosystems we have here in Thompson Beach and all of which could do with a helping hand.

While walking your dog in the park area (or anywhere else in Thompson Beach for that matter), it’s also a good idea to keep a bag with you to pick up your dog’s poop – it’s just another way to help keep our town and beach beautiful.

We mentioned the “Blue Carbon” concept in the last update. South Australia’s one million hectares plus of mangroves, saltmarsh and seagrass environments are estimated to capture and store up to 3.6 per cent of the state’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.

What Is Wildlife And Coast Care Thompson Beach? We’re a small, informal group of residents working to helping to protect Thompson Beach’s incredibly important ecosystems.

It’s a significant amount that can be further boosted by taking more care of these fragile ecosystems.

Find out more If you’d like to stay up to date what’s happening on the environmental scene in Thompson Beach, have questions, ideas or feedback or would prefer to take a more hands-on approach; contact us:

You can find out more information by searching for "Blue Carbon Strategy for South Australia" on Google.

Wildlife and Coast Care Thompson Beach:

Perhaps we’ll see potential projects proposed for the Thompson Beach area – or maybe we should start advocating for them!



Dublin History Group Inc.

From Christening to Funerals Churches and Chapels of the Hundred of Dublin including Lower Light

Sunday 24th May at 1.00 pm at Dublin Institute Churches like institutes, shops and hotels, were the building blocks of the community. They were among the first buildings to be built and were dependent on the religious beliefs of the settlers. The Dublin History Group members have researched histories and collected stories of the chapels and churches of Dublin, Long Plains, Lower Light, Parham, Shannon, Wild Horse Plains and Windsor. While the Windsor Uniting Church is still conducting services in the original building, the others

have been converted into homes or have been demolished. Come and enjoy photographic and memorabilia displays along with guest speakers - Gwen Secomb, Lois and Cynthia Wasley, Father Bart O'Donovan and Allan Parker and be entertained by the Parham Singers.

Church Service Windsor Uniting Church AS part of our History Festival event on local churches the Dublin History Group wanted to mark the significance of the Windsor Uniting Church’s longevity so on Sunday 3rd May will have a display at the Church. Service will be at 8.45 am. (TBC) with Morning Tea to follow Coming soon...the History Festival program will be released in the Advertiser and online on Saturday 4th April, and will then be available soon after in libraries, visitor information centres and from event organisers.


Mallala Museum turns 50! - Come and help us celebrate .The Museum has been the custodian of

local history for 50 years. Open every Sunday from 2pm to 4.30pm. Entry is $4 for adults and $1 for children. Group visits and bus tours by appointment.

Morning tea can also be provided. Ph 0433-820-570




9 Sixth Street (Corner First and Sixth Street), Dublin Open Days and Events in 2020 Sunday 8th March Open Day 1.00pm to 5.00pm Sunday 5th April Meet Your Local MP’s 2.00 pm

SA History Festival

Memories of Dublin Methodist Church and Sunday School

Sunday 3rd May Windsor Church Service

On the 9th February, Kevin Bubner shared memories of his association with the Dublin Methodist Church between 1950 to 1967. His stories of Sunday School and other church activities were entertaining and informative.

Sunday 24th May From Christening to Funerals War Animal Day

If you have any photos or stories you would like to share about our local churches we would love to see and hear them.

We remembered the animals that served and continue to serve on 24th February at our Memorial Plaque in the Remembrance Garden at the Dublin Institute

Dublin History Group Past, Present and future


The presentation by the DHG at the Adelaide Northern District Family History Group on the 22nd of February was a great success and it is always very interesting looking at your own past and realising how far you have come and where you are heading. Thank you for the invite.

Once again the DHG are updating the pavers at the Dublin Lions Park, so you have an opportunity for your family or business to buy a paver and add to the history of the area and support the DHG. See pages 29 + 30 for the information and order form - closes 27/3/2020

PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 Email: info@dublinhistorygroup.com.au www.dublinhistorygroup.com.au www.facebook.com.au/dublinhistorygroup



PH. 0409 836 913 or 8523 2407 All Types of Electrical Work Domestic Commercial Industrial Backhoe Trenching A Class Electrical Licence PGE 91402 Building & Supervisors Licence 125881


Professional Dog


Clipping & Grooming

Mon - Wed:11am til late

30 Years Experience

For an Appointment Phone Lyn: 8529 2177 74 Carslake Road, Dublin


Fri - Sat : 11am til late Sunday and Public Holidays Optional

MUSIC 9pm ‘til late

Peter Applebee

Eight Ball Competitions Darts

www.OzGenOnline.com www.Australiancemeteries.com www.facebook.com/AustralianCemeteriesWebsite


Thurs : 11am - 2am

t:08 82871297 f:08 82871297



Phone: 8520 2241 for bookings Gamble responsibly . 1800 858 858


GERRY’S DUBLIN MEATS Come in and compare the prices, quality and good old fashioned service Our famous Beef Sausages are available from the Dublin Community BBQ Saturday mornings

Old Port Wakefield Road, Dublin Phone 8529 2229 Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Saturday 8:30 am to 12 noon Sunday 11am to 4pm except for Long Weekends


Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group Inc.

Servicing both kinds of floors WOOD & TIMBER Repairs - Resurfacing - Sanding & Finishing - Floating Floors - Parquetry - Cork Maintenance - Existing & New

Committed in Promoting Family History Research

The Salisbury TAFE Heritage Centre (Old Police Station)

3 Ann Street, Salisbury Phone: 0457 436 123

Commercial - Domestic & Gymnasiums Philip - 0413 862 570 (DUBLIN)

Email: info@andfhg.org.au www.andfhg.org.au Open for research each Thursday 10:00 till 4:00, also on the second and fourth Saturday afternoons each month.

info@specialisedflooring.com.au www.specialisedflooring.com.au

A1 SEPTIC SERVICES For prompt service Phone Mick on 8520 3536 or Mobile 0409 677 682


Halls Available For Hire In The Mallala Council Area Dublin Institute

Andrea Brow

Ph 8529 2030

Long Plains Soldiers Memorial Hall Allan Parker

Ph 0429 389 943

Mallala Institute

Lee Anne Work

Ph 8527 2132

Mallala RSL Hall



Mallala Uniting Church Hall & Youth Pastor Jordan Gauci

Ph: 0450 781 561

Two Wells Community Centre

Ph 0401 356 598

Jo Spurling

Sponsoring the Dublin Dispatch since 2005 MALLALA

3 ADELAIDE ROAD, MALLALA Phone 8527 2011 or 0428 559 787





MON- FRI: 6:30am - 6:30pm



SAT-SUN: 7:30am - 12:30pm


3 Wasleys Rd Mallala


PHONE 8527 2010




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PH 0438131677

There are six Dublin Dispatch's printed each year and we have the


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Boril Olds Solicitors Telephone:

8380 8339 Cash for Bottles, Cans, & Scrap Metal

90 Old Port Wakefield Road

Personal Injuries Commercial Leases Criminal & Family Law Industrial Relations Wills & Estates Conveyancing

Two Wells

Firewood for Sale

OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am to 3pm 42 Road Train Drive Two Wells

Phone Eddie: 0428 824 712 nrs2@adam.com.au


Gamble responsibly . 1800 858 858

Two Wells Uniting Church

Treasure Trove

OPEN Saturdays 9.00 am to 12.00 am Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.00 am to 4.00 pm OPEN ALL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Plus any day by arrangement Contact: Pamela Duncan 8520 2764 Mobile 0409 002 201


Adelaide Plains Council Contact Information


Mayor Mark Wasley

0456 939 376

Mallala / Dublin Ward Deputy Mayor Cr. Marcus Strudwicke

0407 392 191

Cr. Terry-Anne Keen

0407 971 022

Cr. John Lush

0417 809 785

Principal Office - Mallala Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except public holidays) 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala SA 5502 Postal: PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502 Tel 08 8527 0200 Fax 08 8527 2242 Email info@apc.sa.gov.au

Two Wells Service Centre Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (except public holidays) 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells SA 5501 Tel 08 8520 3360 Fax 08 8520 2375

Mallala Depot

Two Wells Ward Cr. Kay Boon

0421 163 920

Cr. Frank Maiolo

0418 890 405

Cr. Joe Daniele

08 8520 2233

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except public holidays) 21 Aerodrome Road, Mallala SA 5502 Tel 08 8527 0200 Fax 08 8527 2490

Two Wells Public Library

Lewiston Ward

61 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells SA 5501

Cr. Brian Parker

0417 724 223

Cr. Margherita Panella

0416 020 777

Fax 08 8520 2235

Cr. Carmine Di Troia

0421 808 362

Monday: CLOSED

Tel 08 8520 2100

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm Wednesday: 12pm - 7pm

Adelaide Plains Council’s Cemetery Locations Barabba Cemetery, 884 Tank Road, Barabba

Thursday: 9am - 5pm Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 11.30am

Dublin Cemetery, 92 Harris Road, Dublin Feltwell Cemetery, 223 Feltwell Road, Mallala Grace Plains Cemetery, 7 Nairne Road, Grace Plain Shannon Cemetery, 293 Rowe Road, Calomba

Mallala Branch Library Redbanks Road, Mallala SA 5502 Tel 08 8527 0205 Wednesday: 10am - 12pm Friday: 3pm - 5pm

Two Wells Cemetery, Town Centre, Old Port

Windsor Branch Library

Wakefield Road, Two Wells

Windsor Institute,

Mallala RAAF Cemetery, 223 Feltwell Corner of

Old Port Wakefield Road, Windsor SA 5501

Old Dublin Road & Hill Road

Sunday: 10am - 11.30am

Mallala Catholic Cemetery, Franks Road,

Library Officer Barbara Kennedy

Adelaide Plains Council Cemetery Register https://www.apc.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=948&c=11297

Ph. 0413 286 878



President: Philip Brow Secretary: Andrea Brow Treasurer - Ian Telfer

Sue Adams, Bev Jones, Jan Telfer and Pat Thompson Meet the Third Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm, Dublin Institute, First Street, Dublin. ENQUIRIES

Email: info@dublinhistorygroup.com.au Phone: 08 8529 2030 Website: www.dublinhistorygroup.com.au

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expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Dublin History Group Incorporated Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of material submitted, errors and omissions may (and will accidentally) occur. Published by Dublin History Group Inc. Enquiries to dublindispatch@dublinhistorygroup.com.au Closing date For advertisements and reports, is the 20th of February, April, June, August, October & December with earlier submissions appreciated. E-mail to dublindispatch@dublinhistorygroup.com.au The Dublin Dispatch is distributed free to residents in Mallala, Two Wells, Long Plains, Parham & Lower Light. Copies can be collected from the Dublin General Store. Residents outside the Adelaide Plains Council area can also receive copies for an annual subscription of $20.00 per year. Dublin Dispatch, PO Box 60, Dublin SA 5501


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Dublin Dispatch Subscription The Dublin Dispatch is distributed free to residents in Mallala, Two Wells, Long Plains, Parham & Lower Light. Copies can be collected from the Dublin General Store. Residents outside the Mallala District Council area can also receive copies for an annual subscription of $20.00 per year. Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………... Postal address: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Phone: …………………………………….. Date: …………………. Please enclose a cheque or money order to be made payable to Dublin History Group and post to Dublin Dispatch, PO Box 60, Dublin SA 5501. Or direct Deposit using Surname and DD Subs as identifier . Bank details Dublin History Group Inc. 633-000 123021149




Contact: Jill Stewart 8867 1127



Meet each Tuesday at 10:00am in the Pt. Parham Sports and Social Club Rooms.

APC 85270 200

President Wayne Smith 0408 852 262 Secretary. Kathy Wilson 0408 843 335

Mallala & Districts Men's Shed Opening times: Weds 9 till 1 pm


Sunday till 1 pm

Conference room available


All welcome

Recruiting for new members

Norm Dicks

Training at CFS Station, First Street, Dublin Monday’s nights from 7.30pm

Terry Halford

Dublin CFS Station: 8529 2252



Captain: Rosemary Mc Donnell 0412 68 5281

Other times by appointment

8529 2015 Dublin / Windsor

Barry Sowerby 0408 850 715


Des Quin 0418 831 983 Thompson Beach


Jennifer Dowling 0418 859 875 Two Wells

Chairman: Ian Telfer Phone: 0456 255 379.



12 First St, Port Parham

Meet on the second Wednesday of

Phone: 8529 2211

each alternate month at the

Email: pttpssc@bigpond.com

Long Plains Soldiers Memorial Hall. President: Jenny Tiller

0427 827276

Secretary: Alison Pym

8862 7025

Mallala RSL Sub-Branch

$10 Community Monthly Luncheons TBA

UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB President - Heather Curnow 0429 202 567

DUBLIN CRICKET CLUB INC. Club President - Robert Priest


0420 708 078