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Dublin Dispatch


A F r e e C o m m u n i t y N e ws l e t t e r P u b l i s h e d b y t h e D u b l i n H i s t o r y G r o u p I n c .

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Air raids on Australian mainland Second World War


• Australia Day Breakfast

• Rowan Ramsey MP • Fraser Ellis MP

• 65th Mallala and Districts Reunion

• Notice Board • Windsor Uniting Church

• Long Plains Red Cross • Mallala Bowling Club

• ANZAC Day Services • Upcoming Events

• Other reports from Clubs & Associations in the area

The outbreak of war with Japan on 8 December 1941 provoked panic in some sections of the Australian public, and they expected air raids any day. It was not until the attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942 that a greater threat, the threat of invasion was recognised. Two weeks after the attack on Darwin, Broome suffered Australia's second worst air raid on 3 March when 70 people were killed and 24 aircraft including 16 flying boats were destroyed. Simultaneous to the raid on Broome, eight Japanese fighters hit Wyndham. Broome was again hit on 20 March, the same day that Derby suffered its only raid. Horn Island was hit on 14 March and additional raids against Horn Island met no air resistance but ceased in August 1942. In late July 1942, three raids were made against Townsville which was by then the most important air base in Australia. Three

Kawanishi flying boats dropped bombs on the harbour on the night of 25–26 July and lone flying boats returned on the nights of 27 –28 and 28–29 July. A final raid took place on the Australian east coast on the night of 30 July when a single bomb was dropped near a house at Cairns.

Source: Australia Remembers Taskforce, Australia remembers 1945-1995: commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II: background information, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Canberra, 1994 encyclopedia/ air_raids


US liberty ship, Starr King, torpedoed off Port Macquarie, NSW, January 1943 - 128144

Dublin History Group PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

By 1866 the Hundred of Dublin was described as “country containing small blocks of purchased land in its central part, but consisting for the most part of pastoral country”.

Having kicked a couple of goals during SA’s History Month over the past two years looking at “Sport” and “Institutes” in the Hundred of Dublin, we find ourselves underprepared for this year’s topic of “From Christening to Funerals. - Churches and Chapels of the Hundred of Dublin including Lower Light”.

The District Council of Dublin was proclaimed in November 1873, taking care of the local area until with the Councils of areas such as Grace Plains and Gawler River, combined in May 1935 to form the District Council of Mallala, now known as the Adelaide Plains Council.

Accordingly, we will defer this display until May 2020 so that we can complete our study in detail and present it in a way that does it justice. In looking for information, we found the following :-

Ian Telfer

Land in the Dublin area was first secured in 1851 and was originally intended for pastoral purposes.


Happy and Safe Easter to all Cornflake Chocolate Nests

or until the butter and chocolate melt and the mixture is smooth.


Step 2. Combine the cornflakes and coconut in a bowl. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine

50g butter, chopped 100g milk chocolate, chopped

Step 3. Divide evenly among the prepared pans. Top each with a chocolate egg. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to set

50g dark chocolate, chopped 2 tablespoons golden syrup

2 cups (80g) cornflakes 1/2 cup (40g) shredded coconut

18 mini Easter eggs METHOD

Step 1. Line 18 holes of two 1½-tbs (30ml) mini muffin pans with paper cases. Place the butter, combined chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins


Community Notice Board


Australia Day 2019 Breakfast Australia Day is an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge what they love about Australia. It is a chance to celebrate our Australian citizenship as the bond which unites us all, whether we are Australian by birth or by choice. Adelaide Plains Council celebrated Australia Day 2019 at the Two Wells Community Centre, with a cooked breakfast catered by the Two Wells Lions Club, with support by members of the Two Wells Red Cross. Over 240 people helped to celebrate our event.

Glenys Middleton

Presentations were made to the winners of the Australia Day/ Citizen of the Year Awards. The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have been nominated by the community and selected by Council for their contribution to the community. This year, the awards were presented to: Citizen of the Year – Glenys Middleton

Alison Madigan “Christmas in Song” Mallala Uniting Church

Young Citizen of the Year – Phoebe Eckermann Community Event of the Year – ‘Christmas in Song’ by the Mallala Uniting Church Community Group of the Year – Dublin Community Projects Group

Phoebe Eckermann

Four (4) local residents undertook the pledge of commitment, taking the final step in becoming an Australian Citizen. This Dublin Community Projects Group year we marked 70 years since Australian Citizenship was Ian Telfer, Pat Thompson and introduced into law, creating for the first time a legal status of Anthea Ailmore being uniquely Australian. Today, Australia is one of the most successful multicultural nations in the world. Those in attendance stood to reaffirm their loyalty to Australia, committing to Australia and its people, working together to increase the prosperity of our nation. The National Anthem was played with everyone joining in. At the conclusion of this successful event, the Mayor thanked everyone for coming and invited them to Mallala for the 2020 Australia Day festivities.


Rowan Ramsey MP Federal Member for Grey

I have been out and about around the electorate after two sitting weeks in Canberra and have another month in Grey before returning to Parliament for Budget Week on 2 April.

The Government is investing more than $200 million to list four new breakthrough cancer treatments on the PBS, saving patients up to a quarter of a million dollars a year.

One of the things I am most proud of is our Federal Government’s investment in healthcare which has only been possible through our responsible budget management. Since 2013, the Government is responsible for more than 2,000 new or amended items on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). This represents an average of around 30 listings per month—or one each day— at an overall cost of around $10.6 billion. Our strong economic management means we are providing Australian patients with access to lifesaving and life-changing medicines quicker than ever before. In contrast, in 2011 Labor stopped listing medicines on the PBS due to their poor fiscal management. Our commitment to the PBS is rock solid. Together with Medicare, it is a foundation of our world-class health care system.

Additionally, 1 March marked the day when free access to glucose monitoring devices was extended to pregnant women and more children and adults living with specific and rare forms of Type 1 Diabetes.

The Health Minister has made some fantastic announcements in February that will benefit many Australians and their families.

As always, I welcome feedback and queries from all of those who live in the electorate so please do not hesitate to contact me by calling one of my offices or via email

From April 1 this year a new dedicated MBS item for heart health checks will support GPs and patients in assessing cardiovascular risk. Our Government is deeply committed to tackling Australia’s biggest killer – heart disease.

We also announced the $26 million Heartkids Project that will involve support of $6 million for the National Action Plan to allow Heartkids to implement teaching, training, education, awareness, prevention and a $20 million competitive research grant round to support our finest specialists to help them save lives. Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death for infants in this country, with four babies passing away each week.



Office Details 43 Taylor St

8821 4366

Port Pirie

104 Ellen St

8633 1744


45a Playford Ave

8645 4255

Mayor’s Report Hello everyone.

I was at the Port Parham Annual Strawberry Fete on Sunday 24th Feb for most of the day and enjoyed chatting with local residents and stall holders from all around the area. Hearing views about all manner of things from a varied group of people is most enlightening! One of our colourful local identities conducted an informal and popular auction which raised a good sum of money for charity and hats off to the cooks -the best fish and chips and even better strawberries and ice cream!

February has been busy with most people back at work and the school terms have begun. Councillors have also been busy with many information briefings, lots of in depth reports and quite a bit to deal with. As the Council moves towards considering the next financial years’ works program and budget, a tour of the district for Councillors was organised to see first hand and put things in perspective. Last week the CEO, Deputy Mayor and myself were invited to attend a meeting of the Two Wells Regional Action Team and to hear their concerns and hopes for the short and long term of the district. It was a very informative and productive meeting for all who attended with good links established with another of the many local community groups across the district.

Mark Wasley

Mark Wasley | Mayor Adelaide Plains Council | Council: (08) 8527 0200 | E: PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502 |

Two Wells Blue Light Disco Two Wells Community Centre 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. 22 March (Green theme) , 14 June, 23 August (TW Blue Light Birthday Disco) 25 October (Gothies, Ghosts & Ghouls) 13 December (Christmas Disco following the Two Wells Christmas Street Parade)

For ages 8 to 15 years

Entrance $5

Details can be found on the Blue Light web site: Two Wells Blue Light promotes an environment free from alcohol, drugs, smoking and violence .


Narungga February update The first Parliamentary sitting week for 2019 held last week officially signalled the new year of work ahead of us, and I remain focussed on my priorities: to improve health services and roads across the electorate, support farmers and primary industry, cut red tape, and lower costs of living for us all.

Well done to all who provided written submissions to the Select Committee Inquiry re the Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Bill and presented oral presentations at the public hearing in Balaklava on 7 February. The recommendations of the committee are due to be presented to Parliament on 19 March. The Community Information session on the $90 million Port Wakefield Overpass Project held last week in Port Wakefield was also valuable, providing a welcome opportunity for locals directly impacted by the project to have input into the design phase and talk with representatives from the Department of Transport & Infrastructure who were in attendance. Next week, I’m hosting a visit from the Minister for Environment and Water the Hon. David Speirs MP to show him coastal erosion issues at North Beach, Point Turton, and Black Point, and to meet with locals involved in the recently launched “Great Southern Ark” Rewilding Yorkes sanctuary project on SYP. Council and community reps will also be joining us at various locations, and I appreciate their time to share their knowledge with the Minister. Grants

I was pleased Port Parham Action Group in Dublin recently received a 2018 Community Sustainability


grant for their foreshore and flora preservation project, and that Copper Coast Council received funding support from the latest round of the National Disaster Resilience Program to help address the significant sand drift issue at North Beach. Well done, too, to successful local sports clubs in Round 46 of the Activity Club program: Lochiel Tennis Club, Port Vincent Bowling Club, Yorke Valley Amateur Basketball Association and Yorke’s Junior Surf Club.

Round 47 of the Active Club Grants scheme (Programs and Equipment) opened on 13 February and will close on 17 April, as did the 2019-20 Community Recreation and Sports Facilities Program (CRSFP). The CRSFP program offers minor facility grants between $25,000 - $200,000 and major facility grants from $200,000 - $1 million. For information on both funding streams offered via the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing visit: Visit for information on all current grant opportunities – including Heritage Grants which are open until 15 March; the Regional Events and Festivals program (to 15 March); and Round 2 of the SA Health Towns Challenge for regional and rural towns (to 15 April). Of the latter, congratulations to the six successful applicants in round 1, among them Wakefield Regional Council for its “Lettuce Grow – Balaklava Community Garden Project”.

For assistance with any State matter, please contact the Maitland electorate office on 8832 2455 or email .

65th Mallala and Districts Reunion The 65th Mallala and Districts Reunion was held in perfect weather on Sunday February 10 at St Helen’s Park, Prospect.

markets, Calumba transport, Farrelly Chaff and others. He mentioned the fact that as farms have got bigger, most farms in the district are now employing workers.

There were 83 past and present residents, who enjoyed a great afternoon catching up with friends and old neighbours over a shared afternoon tea. A further 50 apologies were received for the day.

Peter also reminisced about Mallala’s past, reflecting on the sounds and smells, the steam trains in the station, Algar’s bakery, the East Brothers Foundry, the fire siren, the blue airforce bus dropping off school students from the Aerodrome. Other memories Peter highlighted include “riding in our FJ ute and car; learning to drive while feeding out and tossing my grandpa Syd off the back; having a swim at Parham after a hot day followed by mum’s fritz and cucumber sandwiches made with fresh Promax bread from Algar’s bakery; Reg Franks driving around in his ex-airforce jeep while rolling a smoke; Pappy Beer doing his milk round in his overloaded Falcoln ute; and Barney Angus’ car in the street with the driver door left open ready for his return”.

Committee president Paul Angus welcomed everyone and introduced local farmer Peter Irish to open the day. Peter gave a very interesting speech on a range of subjects including how he had once water skied on the River Light. At one stage in the 1800’s, Peter’s family owned land stretching from the river to Old Dublin road and he recalled a lot of memories of the river including fishing, catching yabbies and swimming. Peter spoke about the industries in the region and the number of people they employ, for example AWB, Sharmans, McArdle Transport, the livestock

Photos by Ros Franks.

Adelaide Plains Council Mayor Mark Wasley and long time Mallala resident Ray Earl

Pam Pym, Jenny Irish and Prue Kline

Josie Curnow and Joan Earl

Gwenda Griffiths and son Andrew Griffiths

Annette and Terry Halford


65th Mallala and Districts Reunion

Classmates from the Mallala Primary School’s 1960 Class of Grades 1 to 3 Butch Curnow, Judith Nowak (nee Brooks), Paul Baker and Peter Irish


Trevor Coleman, Jim Franks, Leon Broster and Paul Angus Val Secomb and Trish Broster

Mallala Bowling Club NIGHT OWLS SUPER LEAGUE The Mallala Bowling Club President, Andrew Parsons welcomed members and special guests from Bowls SA - Erin Haines and Matthew Northcott to the opening of the first games of the newly formed Night Owls and Super League combined competition. Andrew explained to members that it was “..formed to test new ideas and rehash old ideas” and to make the thought of playing lawn bowls appealing to all ages.

Matthew Northcott and Erin Haines from Bowls SA SA Bowls representative, Matthew Northcott explained that they are excited to develop the sport of lawn bowling in a different format and to encourage new players to the sport. The Super League competition was launched last year at state level to give the “grass roots players a pathway through to represent South Australia if they so desired” Matthew also advised that for this regional area the team is called the ‘Central Chargers’ and at lease two or more players could well qualify, as their game skills improve, to become part of the state team.

Riley and Dylan Ince, Jenny Ince and Glen Ince from Balaklava with Glen Playing for Owen on the night

Four Wooroora teams - Mallala, Owen, Wasleys and Hamley Bridge will participate in the competition with Owen and Mallala competing at Mallala for the first round.

Mallala Bowling Club Publicity Officer


ANZAC Day SERVICES Parham - First Street Dawn Service 6.10am at the Remembrance Flag Pole. We will be honoured by the presence of Fraser Ellis MP, Member for Narungga and a catafalque party from the Australian Defence Force. The service will be followed by a hearty breakfast provided by the Port Parham Sports and Social Club

Donations will be sought for Legacy

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

Two Wells RSL - Old Port Wakefield Rd Service to be held at the Two Wells War Memorial Gardens, Road, Two Wells. Old Pt. Wakefield Two Wells.

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

Service to commence at 0620 hrs approx.

Entry will be via a gold-coin donation.

Service conducted by: Two Wells President; Tony Flaherty OAM JP.


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

After the Service concludes, the President will invite those present to attend a Gunfire Breakfast. Gunfire Breakfast will be held in the Two Wells Community Centre. Tea & coffee available. Bar will be open

Thompsons Beach - The Shed Dawn Service starting at 6 am followed by breakfast

Ex- Service Members Medals to be worn.

Non Service Persons can wear Medals on their Right Breast.


DUBLIN BRIGADE Monday Night Training 19:30hr PH: 85 292 252

SA Country Fire Service (CFS) has declared the Fire Danger Season will start early in the Flinders, Mid North, North West and North East Pastoral districts and the Yorke Peninsula The Dublin Brigade is in the Mid North area - November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019. (2 weeks early). Can SACFS fire trucks access your properties to help in any situation???

Please consider reviewing your Bushfire Action Plan.


SACFS website for further information.

Long Plains Red Cross February meeting involved discussions about fundraising activities for the new year. The stall at Port Parham Strawberry Fete on Sunday 24th got the year off to a great start with over $250. Then Allan Parker had been busy on Saturday 23rd with another successful plant stall.

Members who enjoy knitting trauma teddy bears now have a pattern that includes a teddy with a skirt and shoes. Also available is a pattern for the squeeze ball knitted balls that are provided for therapy for elderly clients in order to improve mobility of the finger and wrist joints. They can also be given to younger children to be used as a ball.

With March approaching, the letters to go out for March Appeal were prepared. For over 70 years we have been reaching out to the community through this annual Red Cross calling fundraising drive, which brings Australians together to support people in our community and further afield. We thank you for your generosity in the past and look forward to reaching an even higher collection this year. If you require further information about Red Cross Calling, please visit .

Plans are in hand for a musical event on May 8th – please watch for notices in the next edition. Gwen Secomb

Windsor Uniting Church Services at 8:45 a.m. continue at Windsor each Sunday with services lead by Rev Dr Phill Marshall and local lay preachers. The Manse at Owen is available for rent and so had to be cleaned and furniture removed. It was good that some of the furniture could be used by a family whose home had been burnt. The refrigerator has been moved to the Windsor Church and we are now able to enjoy a cold drink and morning tea that included birthday sponges filled with cream can be stored in the frig during the church service. No rain meant that the tank needed filling and we are most grateful to Jeff for his generosity – we must continue to pray for rain to say thank you to him.

guest preacher Rev Linda Forsyth and acknowledging the volunteer support being offered to the Plains churches by Collin Heslop.

March 10th will be a special Harvest Thanksgiving service with Rev Dr Phill Marshall leading worship at Windsor. Groceries will be delivered to a charity after the service.

The hot weather has been a challenge to gardeners trying to keep their pumpkins alive and productive in readiness for the Pumpkin party at Owen on April 14th. If you have a pumpkin or two or three you might like to keep it for the Pumpkin Party. Watch for posters with further details.

With hot weather predicted for the week leading up to March 3rd it was decided that the combined (Owen, Hamley Bridge and Windsor) service would be held at Owen in the air-conditioned building. We are looking forward to hearing our

Gwen Secomb


St Peter’s & St. Pauls Parish Priest

Father Bartholomew O'Donovan

five years. My whole experience of school was one of being regularly experiencing the unknown and the unanticipated.

SCHOOL DAZE I have always remembered my first day of school; for it was the day I stopped sucking my thumb. It was playtime, the 11:00 am break in the school morning when we all went outside to play for fifteen minutes while the two teachers had a break. I was standing just outside the door to the Little Room where in the two room schoolhouse years 1-3 were taught by the head teacher’s wife. I was feeling lost and alone in the strange environment. Some big boys from one of the station properties in the area who I did not know spotted me as a newbie and one of them grabbed my right hand and said, “Look! He sucks his thumb.” “ I do not,” was my reflexive reply. With that he held my hand towards his mates and said, “See!” To my humiliation there on top of my thumb was this callus with the deep imprint of the two centre bottom teeth of my lower jaw. They all laughed and ran away. I then vowed never to suck my thumb again and have kept it for the last seventy five years.

Another educational experience was learning about the “birds and the bees,” albeit not in the curriculum. Most of the older children were simply waiting around until they were fourteen or so and were able to leave. Ostensibly they were on Secondary School leaflets but the senior primary teacher had more than enough to do to teach classes four to six. The three or four teenagers would be sent out onto the verandah each day to read the leaflets. This meant that they sat on the benches along the wall under the windows and talked. Two more socially advanced ones sat under the window against which I was seated on the inside of the schoolroom. Their conversation, though in low voices was audible to me. They talked at great length day after day about the “birds and the bees.” They both had older siblings and gained a great deal of knowledge from them which they shared with each other and unknowingly, with me.

When I started at the Carrathool NSW Public School it had two teachers and two classrooms. There was an open verandah on the north side and on the west side it continued around as a done in storeroom. There was not much need for the storeroom as we had no sporting equipment. There were not enough pupils to have teams of football or cricket or tennis or vigoro with only 35 pupils aged from six to fourteen years. Our games were Rounders, French Cricket, Hide and Seek, What’s the Time Mr Wolf, Simon Says and The Farmer in the Dell. We learned this last one from a visiting Education Department officer whose job it was to visit small country schools and add some culture to our lives by teaching us singing games. The Farmer in the Dell was one that we took to.

Only on one occasion did I receive corporal punishment. Jimmy H. had what we now call ADHD. (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). He was always in trouble. He caught a fly and turning around to me put it down the front of my shirt. The teacher looked up just at the moment when I returned it down the back of Jimmy’s shirt. In exasperation the teacher immediately called me out the front, took hold of my hand and gave me a series of hard raps on the top of my knuckles with what had been the wooden handle of a feather duster. This was his version of the cane. There were no explanations or aftermath, it was done in front of everyone and spoke for itself. My feeling of humiliation has stayed with me. However a feisty girl student, May L. saw an opportunity and the next day when we were having our “What is in the News” session she said that it was on the news that teachers should not hit girls. “Just try me out,” said our teacher and that was that. No one ever took up the challenge, not even May much to our disappointment and Jimmy continued being knuckled for his behaviour.

I lived just down the street from the school, so I walked home every day for lunch. For all that the school was close by I had never been on the grounds until that day when I started in 1st Class at the age of 6. There was no kindergarten or preschool then. We were not encouraged to go on the school property after hours so it was a new world for me. There was no being taken by your mother. The first morning Mum got me spruced up in shorts, shirt and sandals, a handkerchief in the pocket and took me to our front gate and said, “Off you go, I will see you at lunchtime.” And it was so for the next

I ask, what is the logic that says we can teach children life skills by subjecting them to violence? Father Bart. O’Donovan Parish of Mallala and Parish of Two Wells SA


The District’s Church Times



St Peter's Mallala

Windsor Uniting Church

1st Sunday of the month

Contact 0416343204 Services Sunday 8:45am

10.00am – 3 March, 7 April, 5 May

Mallala Uniting Church St Paul's Two Wells

Service Sunday 9am

7.30pm – 6 March (Ash Wednesday)

10.00am – 10, 17, 24, 31 March

Pastor Jordan Gauci Phone: 0450781561 Email: Youth & Kids Program: UNITED Kids Alternate Wednesday's 4 - 5pm Ages 7-12 UNITED Youth Alternate Wednesday's 5 - 6:30pm Ages 12-18 $5 for dinner

10.00am - 14, 21 and 28 April 10.00am - Friday, 19 April - Good Friday

10.00am - Sunday, 21 April - Easter Day Time Out Craft Group 10.00am till Noon fortnightly on Wednesdays Hart Memorial Hall, Anglican Church, Two Wells 6 and 20 March, 3 and 17 April

OP SHOP open every Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm and every Saturday from 9.00am - 1.00pm


Two Wells Uniting Church

Fr Bart O'Donovan Phone: 08 75 101 148

Sunday Gathering 10:30am

For more info contact

Parish Contacts: or 0414248732

Mallala - Nita Noble Phone: 08 85 272 303

Two Wells - Di Meaney Phone: 0427 616 301

United Kids -

United Youth -


Windsor Institute Sunday Evening Services 5.00pm

Two Wells Preaching Place Contact 8281 2976

Contact No: 0427 572 237


Thompson Beach Progress Association Recently we entered a team in the local darts competition. Initially our lack of experience meant the opposition had little trouble winning the matches, but as time went by, the team improved to the stage that we finished the competition in 3rd place. The team consisted of Phillip, Graham, Herb, Ernie and Ian, with valuable help from Roger during the holiday period. We were also fortunate to be given the opportunity to host the Grand Final event between teams from the Dublin Cricket Club and the Mallala Hotel. With the help and support of Margie and Craig Southam, we upgraded our darts set-up to provide the best possible conditions for the match. A very knowledgeable and enthusiastic crowd attended to watch the final match which was won by the team from the Dublin Cricket Club.

The “Snag Van” is back in action after a Christmas break with the main team of Jeff, Ken, Mick and Wayne being helped by other volunteers. The food van plays a very important role in providing funds for the Association. Likewise, our Friday night “Pot Luck” meals at the Shed. For just $5.00 you can get a simple meal cooked by a variety of volunteer cooks. When our volunteers need a rest, we have a “Bring a Plate” night that gives everybody a chance to contribute food to share – meaning a free feed and wide variety of dishes. The Association has recently lodged with the Adelaide Plains Council, an application for Planning and Building permission to increase the size of the Shed. This will allow us to grow and provide a greater variety of services and activities for the community. Ian Telfer


Port Parham Sports and Social Club Inc.

18th Annual Strawberry Fete Sunday 24th February, 2019


Port Parham Sports and Social Club 12 First St, Port Parham

Phone: 08-8529-2211

All Male Review plus 2 Saturday March 30th, 2019 Entertainment by Local Identities

Loads of fun Special Guest Vocalist Derani Sanders Come along and enjoy a night of surprises.

We will be auctioning performers with a basket supper Door charge: $5.

Entertainment commences at 8.15pm

Bar open: 4pm till late

Meals: Normal menu:


Bookings essential May

Proposed Events for 2019

Friday 10th Mother’s Day/Sponsor Dinner

*Dates may be changed/details to follow.


June to September to be advised

Sunday 24th Strawberry Fete 10am to 4pm Strawberry Fete passed. A great day.


Club has registered for People Choice Lottery. March

(Also willing to come down couple of weeks earlier to teach locals)

Sunday 17th Historic Club for Morning Tea.


Saturday 30th All Men’s Review & 2

Friday 15th/Saturday 16th Parham Singers


Monday 11th Remembrance Day

Bowls will commence first week in April - 2 per team and $10 per team. - All enquiries to Nico

Friday 29th Xmas Party

Saturday 19th Square Dancers have rebooked

Other events and details will be advised when arranged


Saturday 20 (Easter) DJ

**Kids Club will happen during school holidays dates to be confirmed

Thursday 25th Anzac Day

Enquiries to Raelene Schwerdt 85292352


THOSE WHO SERVED The 75th Anniversary of D - Day Australians and D-Day In the early hours of Tuesday 6 June 1944 British and American paratroops landed in the fields of Normandy. At dawn thousands of British, Canadian and American troops landed on the beaches. 6 June 1944 became “D-Day”, the target date on which a vast Allied military, air and naval force began the long-awaited Allied invasion and liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe.

to five designated beaches – Utah and Omaha on the American side, Gold and Sword for the British, and Juno for the Canadians. Some 7,000 aircraft took part, including transport planes and gliders carrying three divisions of airborne troops, as well as fighters covering the convoys and heavy bombers dropping bombs on German defences in Normandy and railways leading to the area.

The Normandy landings were necessary because in 1940 Nazi Germany had occupied most of the continent of Europe. Although the Allies had launched an increasingly destructive bombing campaign against Germany, and had landed in Italy, the only way Germany could be defeated was by successfully crossing the English Channel to liberate the occupied countries and invade Germany itself.

Australia, with the great bulk of its forces fighting Japan in the south-west Pacific, took a relatively small part in the operation, but the invasion force included up to about 3,000 Australians. About a dozen Australian soldiers were attached to British army formations, learning the ropes in preparation for amphibious operations in the Pacific later in the war. Some 500 Australian sailors served in dozens of Royal Navy warships, from battleships and corvettes down to motor torpedo boats and landing craft. Several Australians commanded flotillas of tank-landing ships, while others piloted landing craft carrying British and Canadian infantry onto the beaches.

The Allies made the most of several advantages: sea and air power superiority and insights into German plans through the possession of the secret “Enigma” codes. Allied (and especially American) industrial and technological power gave the Allies a strong advantage. Even so, the challenge was to get the force to France and ashore and meet the expected counter-attacks.

Australia’s main contribution was in the air. Between 2,000 and 2,500 Australian airmen served in dozens of RAF and ten RAAF squadrons of all kinds. Australian aircrew served in transport and glider-towing squadrons which carried airborne troops, fighter-bombers and fighters operating directly over the beach-head,

After a year’s intensive planning and training (including devising new weapons and techniques, such as specialised armoured vehicles, landing craft, and even floating harbours called “Mulberries”) the force was assembled in secret. An armada of 7,000 vessels carried 190,000 sailors and 130,000 soldiers across the Channel

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Photo front cover: Ford, England. 1944-06-06. A spitfire of No: 453 Squadron RAAF on D-Day being prepared for take-off for close-support operations with the assaulting ground forces. All Allied aircraft at this time, with the exception of four engine bombers, were painted with distinctive black and white stripes for easy identification.


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and many in heavy bomber squadrons which dropped thousands of tons of bombs in support of the landings. Coastal Command squadrons operated far from the beaches of Normandy, protecting the Channel crossings from German naval forces. Fourteen Australians were killed on D-Day (two RAN and 12 RAAF). Allied forces made a successful lodgement on D Day and in the following weeks poured tens of thousands of troops ashore and gradually enlarged the beach-head. After ten weeks of bitter fighting in the close hedge-row (“bocage�) country of Normandy, British, Canadian and American forces at last broke out of the beachhead. The ten-week battle had cost over 200,000 Allied casualties, but it had cost the Germans 240,000 killed or wounded and over 200,000 captured, the greatest single defeat ever inflicted on Axis forces in the war. The break-out led to the swift liberation of Paris and the whole of

France and most of Belgium by the end of September 1944. Though a further eight months of fighting remained, in the liberation of the Netherlands, the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, the crossing of the Rhine and the final advance into Germany to meet Soviet forces on the River Elbe, the success of the Normandy landings was arguably the key stage in the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Australian airmen supported the campaign in north-west Europe throughout By Peter Stanley

Information required for Boer War soldier Trooper J E Laughton Query: A DHG member is looking for information and next of kin for Trooper James Ellis Laughton, Service Number:64, South Australian [Citizen] Bushmen, Third Bushman Contingent.

Information on Long Plains Cricket Club Query: Ben Gibson, Publicity / Social Media Manager, is looking for information, photos and to get in contact with past players of the Long Plains Cricket Club

Information and photos of our World War Two soldiers

Query: The Dublin History Group are now looking at our World War Two soldiers anything you can do to assist would be wonderful. Contact: Dublin History Group members or post to PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 or come along to out Open or Research Days email:


9 Sixth Street (Corner First and Sixth Street), Dublin Open Days and Events in 2019 Open Day - 14th April 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Open Day - 12th May 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

SA History Festival 27th April to 31st May

War Animal Day

Lower Light It has been noticed that the Dublin History Group includes Lower Light in their research, although it is not within the bounds of the Hundred of Dublin it is actually in the Hundred of Port Gawler it has been added to our collecting parameters due to the close ties it has with Dublin

On the 24th of February we had our first official Australian War Animal Day. This is a national day of remembrance to commemorate the deeds and sacrifices of our war animals. We laid a wreath of lavender and rosemary from the Remembrance garden with a purple poppy.

The Adelaide Plains Council is made up of the Hundred of Port Gawler, the Hundred of Dublin and the Hundred of Grace these were amalgamated in 1935 to become District Council of Light. Then in 1937 renamed to the District Council of Mallala and subsequently renamed Adelaide Plains Council in 2016

The Remembrance plaque at Dublin Institute was laid on the 12 th November, 2017. Lest We Forget

Sections of land in the Hundred of Port Gawler were first made available in 1854.

The District Council of Port Gawler was first proclaimed on 10 September 1856

Although the Dublin History Group is not holding an event this year we will still be open on th Sunday 12 May and look forward to 2020 when we present From Christening to Funerals. Look out for the 2019 History Festival program it will be available in the Advertiser newspaper and online on Saturday 6th April.

PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 Email:



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


30 Years Experience

Sun - Wed:11am - 12pm

For an Appointment

Thurs - Sat: 11am - 2am

Phone Lyn: 8529 2177 74 Carslake Road, Dublin


8:30pm - 12 Midnight

Friday & Saturday

Peter Applebee

MUSIC 9pm ‘til late

Eight Ball Competitions Darts

Phone: 8520 2241


t:08 82871297 f:08 82871297


for bookings Responsible gambling . Drive safely






A1 SEPTIC SERVICES For prompt service Phone Mick on

8520 3536 or Mobile 0409 677 682



Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group Inc. Committed in Promoting Family History Research The Salisbury TAFE Heritage Centre

3 Ann Street, Salisbury

(Old Police Station)

Phone: 0457 436 123

Email: Open for research each Thursday 10:00 till 4:00, also on the second and fourth Saturday afternoons each month. Guest Speaker afternoons are held on the Fourth Saturday of the Month, at 1:30pm.

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

Country Carers can assist Carers by providing support services, including:

Commercial - Domestic & Gymnasiums

• Counselling, Support, Information and

Philip - 0413 862 570 (DUBLIN)


• Carer Education

• Carer Groups & Retreats

If its timber it’s a specialised job

• Respite Care

For more information phone 1300 686 405 or check our website Volunteer opportunities are also available in a number of areas. SA Country Carers Offices 26 George St

1 Blanche St


CLARE 5453

Email: “Like” us SA Country Carers


PO Box 334 Balaklava SA 5461 Ph: 8862 1609 Mob: 0408 831 971 Jenni and Garry Hosking General and Parcel Carriers ex Adelaide to Balaklava, Mallala, Dublin, Pt. Wakefield, Owen, Gawler, Roseworthy and surrounding areas

Agents for Boral, Adbri, Austral, PGH, & Custom Stone Outback Sleepers Adelaide Depot : C/- Pacillo Transport,

Unit 4 Lot 261 Schumacher Road, Wingfield Balaklava Depot : Corner Dunns Road and Sandgate Street, Balaklava

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


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

Greville Knight

Ph 0468 34 6070

Mallala Uniting Church Hall & Youth Pastor Jordan Gauci

Ph: 0450 781 561

Two Wells Community Centre

Ph 0401 356 598

Jo Spurling


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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Boril Olds Solicitors Telephone:

8380 8339

Cash for Bottles, Cans, & Scrap Metal

84 Old Port Wakefield Road

Firewood for Sale

Two Wells

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

Open: Tuesday to Saturday:

Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 1pm Saturday 8.30am to 3pm 42 Road Train Drive Two Wells Phone Eddie: 0428 824 712,au



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

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

Mallala Cemetery Register 2016 - http://

Ph. 0413 286 878





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 831983 Thompson Beach


Jennifer Dowling

Chairman: Ian Telfer Phone: 0456 255 379.

8520 3100 Two Wells



12 First St, Port Parham

Meet on the second Wednesday of

Phone: 8529 2211

each alternate month at the


Long Plains Soldiers Memorial Hall. President: Jenny Tiller

0427 827276

Secretary: Alison Pym

8862 7025

Mallala RSL Sub-Branch

$10 Community Monthly Luncheons Greville Knight (Sec.) 0468 346070

UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB President - Heather Curnow 0429 202 567

DUBLIN CRICKET CLUB INC. President - Luke Walker 8529 2548






President: Ian Telfer Secretary: Andrea Brow

Sue Adams, Philip Brow, Jan Telfer, and Pat Thompson



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DUBLIN DISPATCH March April 2019  

Local Newsletter covering the Dublin and regional areas reporting community activities and businesses. Produced by the Dublin History Group.

DUBLIN DISPATCH March April 2019  

Local Newsletter covering the Dublin and regional areas reporting community activities and businesses. Produced by the Dublin History Group.