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Mallala RAAF No 6 Service Flight Training School
FEATURES • Rowan Ramsey MP • Fraser Ellis MP • Remembrance Day • CFS Dublin Brigade • Notice Board • Adelaide Plains Council • Windsor Uniting Church • Long Plains Red Cross • World War Two Military Personal
Aerial View of the Mallala RAAF No 6 Service Flight Training School c.1942. Looking South. The township of Mallala can be see top left. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mallalamuseum/3842673822/in/photostream/
• Upcoming Events • Other reports from Clubs & Associations in the area
R.A.A.F. Training School At Mallala Soon The new R.A.A.F. service training school at Mallala will be occupied by the first contingent of recruits on Monday week. When the £240.000 school is functioning at full capacity, many air crew trainees from South Australia will be able to undergo their entire training in this State. In addition to flying twin-engine service aircraft, trainees will be intensively instructed in ground training in various subjects during their four months course. Wing Commander N. Brearley will be the officer at the school Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954), Friday 12 September 1941, page 4 National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.newsarticle44956627
Leading Aircraftman Ernest COLLINS Service No: 47886 An armourer in the RAAF, was wounded in New Guinea, on returning to South Australia was an instructor at Mallala RAAF Base
Dublin History Group The Dublin History Group started with a small group of people from the area who felt it was important to preserve the history of the area, being the “Hundred of Dublin”. Whilst it was not a community activity-based organisation, there was a need to raise funds in order to grow, develop and produce tangible returns to the community. Present day now sees the group taking responsibility for the most iconic building in Dublin, being the Institute on 6th Street. While the group resides at the Institute, we see it as a fitting edifice to the purpose and with the continued support of the Adelaide Plains Council the building is being well preserved. We try to keep the facility fit for many uses, as many have seen during days of voting, the Hall still retains the ability for other uses by the community, although somewhat restricted. Don’t forget that we are hosting the local BOOT SALE on the 3rd of November. Bring your wares in your Boot or trailer. There will be market type stalls as well. Tables inside &out.
The focus today of The Dublin History Group sees the sorting and cataloguing of numerous donations over the years and lately there have been numerous presentations by guest speakers with a wide range of subjects. These are open for anyone interested and are advertised in the Dublin Dispatch, (produced by the DHG). Whilst the DHG is not a museum, we do hold a substantial “collection” and the work conducted over the years has led us now to be associated with many other groups in South Australia. Through the History Trust of South Australia, we will be joining with many other similar like-minded groups and organisations. The Dublin History Group putting the area on the world map. Website www.dublinhistorygroup.com.au Facebook
Philip Brow President
The Dublin History Group would like to thank all the Dublin Dispatch’s - sponsors, advertisers, contributors and our readers who make this Newsletter such a success. We look forward to 2020 Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year to you all
In 1941, No. 6 Service Flying Training School was formed with a strength of 15 officers, four warrant-officers and 184 other ranks under the command of Wing Cdr R.N. Brearley DSO, MC, AFC. Accommodation for the Officers and their families was sought in the town and the surrounding district. This was a mediumproficiency school where aircrew who had already learned elementary flying at a base such as Parafield increased their experience before moving on to a specialist school such as Port Pirie or Mount Gambier.
the men were sent to other training bases for more complex tuition. By 1942 personnel numbered 1,927 including 285 trainees, who learned to fly Ansons, Oxfords, Moth Minors and Tiger Moths. A total of 2,257 trainees passed out before the unit ceased to function as No. 6 SFTS on 31 December 1945. The base continued as an RAAF facility until 1960 Extract : https://mallala.nowandthen.net.au/ RAAF_No._6_Service_Flight_Training_School
When considered proficient in these basic skills
Community Notice Board
Origins of Remembrance Day At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead. On the first anniversary of the armistice in 1919 two minutes' silence was instituted as part of the main commemorative ceremony at the new Cenotaph in London. The silence was proposed by Australian journalist Edward Honey, who was working in Fleet Street. At about the same time, a South African statesman made a similar proposal to the British Cabinet, which endorsed it. King George V personally requested all the people of the British Empire to suspend normal activities for two minutes on the hour of the armistice "which stayed the worldwide carnage of the four preceding years and marked the victory of Right and Freedom". The two minutes' silence was popularly adopted and it became a central feature of commemorations on Armistice Day. On the second anniversary of the armistice in 1920 the commemoration was given added significance when it became a funeral, with the return of the remains of an unknown soldier from the battlefields of the Western Front. Unknown
soldiers were interred with full military honours in Westminster Abbey in London and at the Arc de Triumph in Paris. The entombment in London attracted over one million people within a week to pay their respects at the unknown soldier's tomb. Most other allied nations adopted the tradition of entombing unknown soldiers over the following decade. After the end of the Second World War, the Australian and British governments changed the name to Remembrance Day. Armistice Day was no longer an appropriate title for a day which would commemorate all war dead. In Australia on the 75th anniversary of the armistice in 1993 Remembrance Day ceremonies again became the focus of national attention. The remains of an unknown Australian soldier, exhumed from a First World War military cemetery in France, were ceremonially entombed in the Memorial's Hall of Memory. Remembrance Day ceremonies were conducted simultaneously in towns and cities all over the country, culminating at the moment of burial at 11 am and coinciding with the traditional two minutes' silence. This ceremony, which touched a chord across the Australian nation, re-established Remembrance Day as a significant day of commemoration.. Four years later, in 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
https:// www.awm.gov.au/ commemoration/ remembranceday/traditions
REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICES – ADELAIDE PLAINS COUNCIL
MALLALA – meet at 10.15AM for 10.30AM SERVICE AT THE MALLALA MONUMENT MAIN INTERSECTION, MALLALA FOLLOWED BY LIGHT LUNCH AT THE MALLALA RSL SUB BRANCH MALLALA OVAL COMPLEX WASLEYS ROAD MALLALA
PARHAM – meet at 10.30AM for 10.45AM SERVICE AT THE PT PARHAM SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB REMEMBRANCE FLAGPOLE FOLLOWED BY REFRESHEMENTS AT THE PT PARHAM SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB FIRST STREET PT PARHAM
TWO WELLS – Meet at 10.45AM for 11AM SERVICE AT THE WAR MEMORIAL OLD PT WAKEFIELD RD, TWO WELLS FOLLOWED BY REFRESHMENTS AT THE TWO WELLS RSL SUB BRANCH OLD PT WAKEFIELD RD TWO WELLS
Rowan Ramsey MP Federal Member for Grey
Remembrance Day Remembrance Day is a reminder to all Australians to stop and reflect on the service and sacrifice of all the men and women who have served and given their lives in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping missions. Each year at 11am on 11 November, we observe one minute’s silence out of respect for these men and women. The Government’s online ANZAC Portal www.anzacportal.dva.gov.au is a great place to learn more about our Veterans and Remembrance Day.
YP Field Days It was great to catch up with many Adelaide Plains’ residents who made the short trip over to Paskeville for the recent Yorke Peninsula Fields Days. Shows and field days are a great opportunity to catch up with people from all over the electorate and chat about issues affecting them. There was lots of discussion about the Port Wakefield Overpass and most people were supportive of the designs on show, with work set to commence next year.
Christmas Well Wishes On behalf of me, Teresa and the staff over the three Grey Offices I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas. It really is a great time of the year to catch up with family and friends and take a welldeserved break. Enjoy this time with your loved ones and stay safe on our roads.
Government addressing scam calls
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 email@example.com or by calling one of my offices.
My offices receive many calls from people who are fed up with scam calls and while in Canberra I passed on their frustrations to the Minister’s Office. The Government has set up the Scam Technology Project, led by the ACMA working with experts from Australia’s major telecommunications companies, and charged it to develop technology-based solutions to combat telecommunications-based scams.
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Long Plains Red Cross The Branch members were delighted to assist the Dublin Community projects committee, by providing afternoon tea for the large crowd that went to the Shannon Cemetery historical plaque unveiling on 15th September. People were generous with their gold coin donations and expressed a genuine thank you for the afternoon tea as they left the Long Plains Hall.
A very enjoyable musical program enhanced by colourful costumes, was provided by the Troubadours for the afternoon tea held 9th October. While only a small crowd attended, it was a successful fundraiser with over $400 takings from the door, trading table and raffle. At the afternoon tea President Jenny Tiller announced that her grand-daughter Audrey Tiller and her family will be helping the branch with fundraisers for the rest of the 2019-2020 financial year. Members will meet in November for a Christmas lunch. There is also a Christmas raffle that will be drawn at the Long Plains Christmas party on Monday 16th December. Gwen Secomb
Long Plains Red Cross Branch members â€“ Julie Harford, Nathalie Bos, Gwen Secomb, Ann Curnow, Maurice Secomb, Jenny McArdle (Avon), Alison Pym â€“ absent from the photo Margaret Jenkin, Chris Young, Bev Zanker, Raelene Schwerdt, Jenny Mahoney, Allan and Jessie Parker
Mallala and Districts Reunion To be held at St. HeIen's Park Prospect Road, PROSPECT, (near Bus Stop 9)
On Sunday, 9th February, 2020 at 2 p.m. This is an open invitation to anyone with Connections to Mallala and Districts To be opened by Mayor Mark Wasley Please bring a plate of food to share, a cup and a chair (tea and coffee provided) A chance to spend a pleasant afternoon renewing old friendships & acquaintances Thanking you : Paul Angus -President - 8527 2259 Beverley Manning (Sowerby) -Secretary -8522 2894 Mobile : 0408 81800
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Narungga Update Gulf), adequate fee relief for commercial fishers and vital support ($500,000 pledged) for our charter boat sector. Paramount also are improvements to the science and methods of fish stock counting so I particularly welcome the $1 million allocated to address this, and the pledge that should scientific evidence show improvements in snapper stocks before 2023, reopening the fishery sooner will be looked at.
I was pleased to speak in Parliament on the success of the Yorke Peninsula Field Days and again offer my congratulations to all involved in its staging. From a personal point of view, having a stand in the Cyclone Pavilion offered a very valuable opportunity to meet directly with a number of people and I thank all for taking the time to visit with me.
GM crops, the Port Wakefield overpass project, snapper fishing and my call for a ferry service from Glenelg to Yorke Peninsula were dominant topics.
In grants news, the “Ageing Well Community Grants program” is open for incorporated, nonprofit organisations as well as the “Grants SA” funding programs to community organisations delivering programs to support people experiencing disadvantage.
Regarding a new ferry service, Sealink has confirmed interest in operating services between Glenelg and Port Vincent and I have made a formal submission to the underway State Government-commissioned review into the feasibility of an envisaged $110 million redevelopment of the Glenelg Jetty precinct, proposing that ferry service infrastructure provision be included in any upgrade plans. My call has been publicly supported by Yorke Peninsula Council and Yorke Peninsula Tourism, and meetings will be held in due course with numerous stakeholders. It is early days, with the feasibility study report into a significant Glenelg jetty upgrade not due for completion until the end of the year.
The Ageing Well Community Grants include “Grants for Seniors (up to $10,000 for goods and projects), “Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants (one -off community capacity building grants of $20,000 -$40,000) and “Age Friendly SA Grants” (up to $25,000 for local governments and up to $45,000 for regional partnership projects. These funds are open until 17 January and more information is available at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/communitygrants or by contacting the Office for Ageing Well at email@example.com or phoning 08 8204 2420. The Grants SA program is open until 19 November and encourages eligible community organisations to apply for grants of up to $100,000. A total of $3 million in grants will be awarded to organisations that deliver programs and services which encourage and support people or communities experiencing disadvantage. Funds can be used for one-off programs or services, community facility upgrades, or vehicles. For more information visit www.dhs.sa.gov.au/GrantsSA or call the Grants SA team on 1300 650 985.
Of the decision to ban fishing for snapper for three years from 1 November, this is a terrible situation and I feel genuine empathy for all fishers and businesses impacted by this outcome. Ultimately, stocks are so dire that drastic action was required, and it is clear that stronger action should have been taken years ago. I will be closely looking at proposed offset measures such as on-shore restocking programs ($500,000 has been allocated for snapper fish stocking in Spencer
Windsor Uniting Church Pastor Collin Heslop is leading our worship at the three Plains Community worship centres for the remainder of the year and we are most grateful to Collin for sharing with us on a more regular basis during that time. Services are 8:45 a.m. and everyone is welcome.
We are hoping that the Parham Singers will join us this year at the Christmas carols night 18th December 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in this time of singing. Of course there will be supper to follow. Gwen Secomb
Members enjoyed catching up with Rev Dr Phil & Lyn Marshall on September 15th when Rev Phil conducted the blessing, at the unveiling of the historical plaque at the Shannon Cemetery. Members have joined the other Plains Churches (Owen & Hamley Bridge) at monthly prayer meetings. The next prayer time will Rev Phil planting a tree be held at Windsor church 5p.m. on Wednesday 13th November. Everyone is welcome to join in this prayer time.
Rev Phil and the Parham Singers at Shannon Cemetery
Two Wells Blue Light Disco Two Wells Community Centre 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
13th December (Christmas Disco following the Two Wells Christmas Street Parade)
For ages 8 to 15 years
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.
Disco Dates for 2020 13th MARCH – Green Theme, 12th JUNE , 21st AUGUST – 12th Birthday
30th OCTOBER - Halloween 11th DECEMBER – Christmas
St Peter’s & St. Pauls Parish Priest
Father Bartholomew O'Donovan
family that lived in a house in the village proper was the Ganger who was the one in charge of the others as far as work was concerned.
TRAINING 3 - Fettlers With the wind in your hair and the thrill of experiencing the quicker you pushed the faster you went was a rare pleasure. My brother Ross and I had become friendly with Johnny, a boy about our own age whose father was a fettler. On Sundays when there were no scheduled trains we would go over to where Johnny lived. His father would let us take one of the four person railway trikes out on the train track where we would have a grand time seeing how fast we could go.
Fettler pay was not generous and there were few opportunities for them to supplement their income as they had no opportunity along the railway easement to grow vegetables, keep chooks or run cows on the common. It was a time when married women did not have employment. This meant that the wives had very little spare cash to spend on themselves or their children. Through our friendship Johnny did get to come to our house for our birthday parties though we never were invited to anything at his tent. The fettlers lived in their own subculture on the edge of the village.
The trikes were so-called because they had three wheels. Two were set on one rail track and the other on a long leg reached over to fit on the other track. They were propelled by a tee shaped lever which was pushed and pulled by two people sitting opposite one another. Push-me-pull-you was what we called the machine. The traction was good on the straight stretches of the line but when a curve came up, then it was easy to topple over as it went around the bend. Learning to topple could be useful as a safety measure. Johnny’s father practised us in leaving the rails in this dramatic fashion in case we encountered a train coming at us and we had no time to stop and lift the trike off the track. Thankfully we never had to use this emergency strategy.
I recall there was one moment of glory for Johnny. He brought to school a piece of the stone ballast laid between the railway tracks. The stone had an impression of a dendrite on it. Our teacher commended his father for advancing our education by sending it to school with Johnny and it sparked off a series of enjoyable lessons about fossils. It was thought at that time that dendrites were part of a fossilised plant. For a short time Johnny and his father were school heroes. Many years later I was disappointed to learn that a dendrite on a stone is not a fossil at all. This branching or treelike figure on a mineral is caused by another mineral being naturally deposited there.
Fettlers were the men who maintained the railway lines all over the Australian rail networks. Our home village, Carrathool had a fettler’s camp responsible for that part of the Narrandera to Hay line. Their job was to maintain the rails, the sleepers and ballast so that the track was at all times stable and capable of bearing the weight of the steam powered goods trains and the diesel rail motors.
Identity is a powerful thing in our lives. Many people live their lives as victims of circumstances over which they have no control and struggle to find out who they are and what to be. I well remember being in this position myself as an older teenager. I knew that the poverty of my surroundings and my employment was not where I wanted to be and I saw no way out.
The fettlers lived in tents along the railway easement just over the railway line from the village, both single men and a few families. It was a nomadic life for them as at any one time they may be shifted to other settlements.
St Paul has a word for us in this. He writes, “I have learned to be content with whatever I have….I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11 & 13. NRSV). Once I came into contact with Christ through the local church I was flying. Even though my surrounding circumstances were not altered immediately I now had direction and hope through new friends and new ideas. This is a positive strategy available to every one of us.
They lived in tents with hard packed dirt floors with no plumbing or electricity. The men, whether single or married had a social outlet at the pub but the wives tended to seek companionship only with one another as their lives were itinerant, dependant on their husband’s work. Finding social outlets usually happened among themselves. The fettler’s children likewise, though they attended the local public school tended to play together and not be included in the activities of the village children. The only fettler
Father Bart. O’Donovan. 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 10.00am –3 Nov., 1 Dec., 5 Jan.
Contact 0416343204 Services Sunday 8:45am
9.00am Christmas Day (Wed. 25 Dec.)
Mallala Uniting Church Service Sunday 9am
St Paul's Two Wells
10.00am – 10, 17 and 24 Nov.
Pastor Jordan Gauci Phone: 0450781561 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – 8, 22, 29 Dec. 15 Dec – No Service in Two Wells (9.00am – Christmas in Song Mallala Institute) 7.30pm – Christmas Eve (Tues. 24 Dec.) Time Out Craft Group
10.00am till Noon fortnightly on Wednesdays Hart Memorial Hall, Anglican Church, Two Wells 13 and 27 Nov.
OP SHOP open every Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm and every Saturday from 9.00am - 1.00pm
In Recess December Two Wells Uniting Church Priest:
Sunday Gathering 10:30am
Fr Bart O'Donovan Phone: 08 75 101 148
For more info contact
Parish Contacts: Mallala - Nita Noble Phone: 08 85 272 303 Two Wells - Di Meaney Phone: 0427 616 301
email@example.com or 0414248732 www.twowellsuniting.org.au United Youth - facebook.com/uytwowells United Kids - facebook.com/unitedkidstw
WINDSOR CHRISTIAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH
Windsor Institute Sunday Evening Services 5.00pm
Two Wells Preaching Place Contact 8281 2976
Contact No: 0427 572 237
PARHAM AND DISTRICT ACTION GROUP NEWS Recently the Adelaide Plains Council Mayor Mark Wasley and CEO James Miller visited Port Parham and inspected the works done by the community with the conservation grant. The opportunity was taken to raise other concerns of the community regarding Council issues while they were present and to discuss the status of the Parham and Webb Beach Community Plan. We had a wonderful demonstration by the garbage truck of the dust issues on The Esplanade (totally unplanned but very effective!) • They were shown the significant amounts of hard rubbish and abandoned vehicles in the streets of Port Parham • The issue of the abandoned decrepit property at 3 First St was demonstrated • Signage to stop people parking on the boat ramp at Webb Beach was discussed • The proposed site for horse float parking was inspected • The possibility of Council contributing to a children’s play room at the club was fielded There has been some damage done to the works completed at the campground, both accidental and by vandals. Volunteers have spent some time remediating this damage. Special Thanks to our community volunteers who have assisted in completing the grant works and remedial works: Colin Makins, Rod Newell, Neville and Maxine Symes, John Coles, Mick McArdle (and morning tea
lady Jenny), and Alvin Jenkin. Also those who assisted in seedling planting with the Mallala Primary School in May: Pat Newell, Terri Coles and Roger Wyatt Meanwhile the committee is hard at work collating and preparing the Port Parham and Webb Beach Community Plan based on community information gained from the public meeting in April. The development of this plan is getting a lot of interest from Council and we are already getting support based on draft information. One of the items on the plan is the development of a community park on the old playground site at 40 The Esplanade. The Council and Natural Resources Management have indicated strong interest in this and may contribute seedlings etc. to plant in the park and we anticipate that there will be a public seminar in the near future run by the NRM in the club Another item on the plan is the provision of a welcome sign at the entrance to Port Parham. Tyler Toholke has developed a concept sign as a school project and it looks great. Hopefully one day we can make it happen!
Contacts: Chairperson, Jim Manning 0439 223 950 or Secretary Alvin Jenkin 8529 2504 Mayor and CEO inspect a sand ladder
Accidental Damage at Camp Ground
Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association (APRRA) The next 2 meetings of the Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association will be at the Two Wells Football Clubrooms on Tuesday November 26th 2019 and Tuesday February 25th 2020. All ratepayers and residents in the Adelaide Plains Council are are most welcome to attend APRRA is actively pursuing a number of issues with Council on behalf of ratepayers with a view to ensuring that our rates are used appropriately including:
Of recent times it has been pleasing to see action in Dublin to maintain the lions park and improve the street scape with the median strip being cleaned up and replanted. This has been the Council response to deputations from APPRA. Existing members are encouraged to renew their subscription, and new members are sought. Funds are used to meet the operating costs of the Association with some funds being expended on consultancies where necessary
Ensuring that road making material results in safe and durable roads
APPRA Annual Subscription Fees are: $20 Standard fee and $10 Pensioner concession
Ensuring that the upgrade of George St Webb Beach will provide 24/7 access to the residents of Webb Beach in accord with the Webb Beach Emergency Management Plan
Payable at meetings or to The Treasurer, PO Box 302 Mallala SA 5502 Or online to: The National Australia Bank Gawler BSB: 085-599 ACC: 371 714 6664
Ensuring that levees at Webb Beach are constructed to a suitable standard
With your reference.
Promoting the sealing of The Esplanade at Port Parham
For further information: contact:
Determining a policy for horse management along the coast from Port Gawler to Port Parham and relocating the horse float parking area at Port Parham
President: Mel Lawrence 0432 939 446 Vice President: Steve Jones 0447 947 577 Secretary: Alvin Jenkin Ph 8529 2504 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNITY PARK DEVELOPMENT PORT PARHAM OLD PLAYGROUND SITE WANTED: VOLUNTEERS To develop the old playground site at 42 The Esplanade Port Parham into a community park.
A draft development plan has been developed at the Coastal Gardens Workshop in April 2019. Some funding for seedlings is available from the Adelaide Plains Council. Volunteers required: Project Manager People to assist with digging, planting, weeding and continuing maintenance. All Volunteers will need to be registered under the Adelaide Plains Council volunteer registration scheme and comply with APC procedures to meet the requirements for insurance cover Please provide your details to Alvin Jenkin on 8529 2504 or email email@example.com
MALLALA COMBINED PROBUS CLUB INC. SA PO Box 140 Mallala SA 5502 President: Josie Curnow
Secretary: Annette Halford
Tel: (08) 8527 2015
Tel: (08) 8529 2015 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mallala Probus Club has held some interesting meetings this year. Vaughan Chenoweth, of Mallala, told us about his cruise up the Suez Canal, how different the scenery was from bank to the other and the interesting sights he saw. In September Trevor Bellchambers, Gawler, talked to us about his teaching career which started at Wanbi, then Beaufort followed by Long Plains, Appila and finishing some forty years later at Rosedale. He also talked about his car collection numbering 35 plus with quite a few jaguars in the shed. Another month we had David and Joy Woodroofe, Balaklava, talk to us about losing two of their sons to cancer and how they ended up doing a charity ride, on a Harley Davidson, around Australia, for the Jodi Lee Foundation. So far they have raised above $65,000.
a boat belonging to Four Knots Cruises which took us on a delightful hour and a half trip up the River Murray. Chad Blatchford was the boat’s Captain and he explained the different bird species to everyone and his assistant served up afternoon tea of a cuppa and a muffin. We arrived back in Mallala at five o’clock and everyone agreed it was a very enjoyable day out. In April we are planning a trip tom “The Bend” racetrack at Tailem Bend where we will be given a tour of the complex, including a lap of the race track and a two course lunch. If anyone is interested please contact us. We always welcome new members. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month (except January) at 10.00 am in the CWA Rooms at the rear of Mallala Institute. Come and join us.
In August twenty eight members and friends caught a bus from Mallala and travelled to Mannum where we had a two course lunch at the Pretoria Hotel. Afterwards the bus took us out to the Mannum Marina where we boarded
Annette Halford, Secretary Mallala Combined Probus Club Inc. 85 292015
Thompson Beach Progress Association We have been fortunate to have been granted funding to start our proposed extension to “The Shed". The extension will allow us to expand the range of activities that the community will be able to enjoy all year round.
We have formalised recently with the Council, the alteration to our lease to permit the construction of the proposed NBN Tower at the rear of the Shed. We expect the tower will take a very short time to build and get going and hope that it really does benefit the community as promised.
At the moment, there is Craft on Friday mornings, “Pot Luck Dinners" on Friday night, Martial Arts classes on Wednesday nights and sometimes also Darts on Wednesday nights, according to the fixture draw.
Ian Telfer Chairperson.
125th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage December 2019 marks the 125th anniversary of landmark legislation that enabled women in South Australia – for the first time anywhere in Australia – to vote in general elections, and to stand as members of Parliament.
This theme and accompanying graphic is inspired by the design created by Jayne Arnott, the winner of our competition. You can use the 125 graphic, theme and #SAsuffrage125 on your communications materials to show your involvement in the celebrations.
This incredible achievement was the end result of years of campaigning, letter writing, signature gathering and lobbying by men and women in the South Australian community that put their passion into action.
Email SAsuffrage125@sa.gov.au for a digital copy of the logo! Colours
Gaining the vote was a huge step towards gender equality in South Australia, and meant that women could participate in public life by having their say at general elections.
The official colours of the 125th anniversary commemoration campaign are gold and purple. Golden yellow symbolising enlightenment, illumination and intellect, is historically associated with the suffragist movement in South Australia. Its origin is not known, but a gold ribbon tied up the great petition urging Parliament to give women the vote.
Join us in commemorating this momentous occasion! How to get involved Theme The theme for the 125th anniversary is Their triumph, our motivation. It recognises how the extraordinary efforts of the suffragists in the late 19th and early 20th century drive our continued efforts in working towards gender equality.
Purple symbolises reverence and dignity, and was associated with the British suffragette struggle of the early 20th century https://officeforwomen.sa.gov.au/womens-policy/125th-anniversary-of -suffrage
South Australian Country Women’s Association - Mallala Branch The Mallala Branch of The South Australian Country Women’s Association is active in your community.
evening meeting with a light meal. Margaret Manuel from Balaklava will speak about her travels in Spain.
We have meetings on the first Thursday of the months March to December. Sometimes we meet in our rooms in Mallala and at other times we arrange outings for the members. For instance, in October a tour of Parliament House in Adelaide.
The Mallala Branch members are also helping out at the school with the Breakfast Club. Some members (but not all) are very good at handicrafts. We are a friendly group who welcome new members.
Our November meeting will be in our rooms, adjacent to the Mallala Institute. It will be an
Mary O’Loan. President.
2020 Australia Day Awards The Australia Day Council Award Categories are: Citizen of the Year – presented to the most outstanding citizen for the local government authority; Young Citizen of the Year – presented to the most outstanding citizen for the local government authority who must be at least 16 years of age (and no older than 30 years of age) on 26 January 2020; and Community Event of the Year – presented to the person or group who have staged the most outstanding community event during the year. In addition to the above Awards, Adelaide Plains Council has two (2) further award categories:Community Group of the Year – presented to the group has who made a significant or beneficial contribution to the community during the year; and
Community Project of the Year – for projects staged and/or completed between 1 December 2018 and 30 November 2019, held entirely or predominantly in the Adelaide Plains Council area and organised with the assistance of one or more community groups/members.
9 Sixth Street (Corner First and Sixth Street), Dublin Open Days and Events in 2019 Car Boot Sale Sunday 3rd November 9.00 am to 3 pm Sewing Machine/Overlocker Workshop With Glenn Gericke
Sunday 10th November, 2.00 pm
Open Day Sunday 8th December, 100 pm
Memories of the Lower Light Methodist Church and Sunday School The talk by Mayor Mark Wasley and his mother Lois Sunday 8th September was wonderful. Mark shared some early memories of being a child on the River Light and Sunday School (lots of singing). While Lois wove the story of the Methodist coming to South Australia and her family history together in an entertaining and informative way. Thank you to you both for a great afternoon
2019 Car Boot Sale We will be holding the Car Boot Sale again this year The site fees will be going towards our World War Two fallen soldier plaques to be placed in our Remembrance Garden.
Closed for Christmas Sunday 12th January 2020, 1.00pm
Growing Local Native Vegetation Advice Thank you to Pat Wake for an informative talk in October about local native vegetation and a natural reserve nearby and the stunning variety of plants that live there. She also touched upon how this drought is even effecting the native vegetation. Pat left some brochures from the Natural Resources SA for anyone who is interested, you can also pick some up at Shed at Thompson Beach
Last Talk for 2019 Are you about to buy a new sewing machine or overlocker or doing some festive sewing and your sewing machine is not quite up to scratch , well our next workshop on the 10th November maybe for you, look at the back cover for further details.
The Dublin CFS are holding their Brigade Open Day as well so it will be an opportunity to see the latest equipment, information on back cover
PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 Email: email@example.com www.dublinhistorygroup.com.au www.facebook.com.au/dublinhistorygroup
THOSE WHO SERVED WW2 ADAMS DAVID HENRY
CLARK GORDON Wesley
ADAMS HARRY Macbeth
CLUTTERHAM EDWARD Ernest
COOPER ARTHUR Frederick
ADAMS KEITH (Kenneth) John
CORNISH CHARLES Bennett
ADAMS RALPH Thomas
CRAIG WILLIAM +
ADAMS REGINALD Hugh
CRAM DUDLEY C
ATKINSON CHARLES Raymond
CRAM ROBERT J
ATKINSON NEVILLE Rupert
CRAWFORD LAWRENCE Gordon
BADEBNOCH Frank Edwin
CRIGHTON DAVID Andrew
BAILEY CHARLES William
BAKER ALLAN Everett
BAKER CHARLES Henry
CROUCH VICTOR Raymond CARRUTHERS JOHN David Rupert Bernard +
BAKER CLARENCE Bertram
CURTIS JACK Colin
BAKER Norman GEORGE
DANIEL Murray Herbert
BAKER NORMAN Loveday
DAVI(E)S COLIN Harcourt
BARNDEN ALWYN Leighton
DAVIES WILLIAM Henry
BAYLEY ALBERT Oswald
DAVIS IVAN S
BENNET WILLIAM A
DUNSTAN KEVIN Thomas
BISSET ARNOLD BUBNER Albert KEITH
BUBNER BENJAMIN John
BUBNER WILFRED Claude
BURNARD ALAN Henry
BURNARD DONALD Frank
BURNARD EDWARD William Richard
DUNSTAN ROBERT Edward
EVERETT CHARLES Herbert
FAIRBANKS GEORGE FERME ALFRED John
FERME RONALD Duncan
FINCH RONALD Walter
FISCHER RONALD Henry
BURT KENNETH George
FRANCIS OWEN Clifford
BURT ROBY Cornelius
FRANCIS WILLIAM Harry
BUTTLE SY(I)DNEY James
GALLAS ARNOLD Heinrich Bernard
CARSLAKE MAURICE Acland Cardron
GILBERT CLIFFORD John
CARTER ARTHUR Edward
GILES KENNETH F (William)
CARTER EDMOND Branley
CARTER Howard Diment
CHANDLER FREDERICK Herman
CHAPMAN ROLAND Howard
GILES RAY F
GOOD BRUCE Ezekiel Craig
GOOD MURRAY John
GORDON Henry BRUCE
MOYLE CLARENCE Raymond
GRAY HOWARD Andrew
NUGENT ROBERT William
GREGORY STANLEY Francis
ORMSBY ALFRED Francis
GRIFFITHS PERCY Leonard
HABNER CLARANCE David
PARKER HOWARD Lindsay
HABNER HEDLEY Joel
PARKER RICHARD Frank
HALLION GEORGE Vincent De Paul
PARKER SYDNEY Hugh
HALLION KEVIN Francis
PHILLIS HOWARD James
HALLION THERESE Lorna
PORTER Henry FRANK
PORTER Jonathon STANLEY
HARDING HENRY Joseph
PORTER WILLIAM Allen
HARRIS CLIFFORD J
PRATT BRONTE James
HART CLAIR Maxwell
PRATT CYRIL Norman
HART Allan REGINALD
PRATT HEDLEY Hoskin
HOLLAMS HAROLD Robert
PRATT KEITH William
HOUSTON RONALD George
PRIME David ALLAN
PRIME MURRAY Bevan
JARMYN KENNETH Albert
PRITCHARD ARTHUR Lindsay
JENKIN MERVIN Roy
PRITCHARD KEITH Murray
JOHNS ARTHUR Charles
JOHNSON ARTHUR Charles
JOHNSON CLAUDE Henry
REECE KEITH +
JOHNSON EDGAR Harold
REID ALLEN Frances
JOHNSON MURRAY Charles
RICHARDSON HUBERT Claude (Glanville)
JOHNSON THOMAS George
RICHARDSON JACK McPherson
JUDD Laurence MAXWELL
JURY JOHN Stuart
RICHARDSON STANLEY Norman
LEMMEY ALEX Douglas
RICHARDSON WALTER Murray
LINDSAY ELLIOT Hamilton
ROBERTS CYRIL Edwin
LOCK ALTON Bruce
ROBERTS ERNEST Sydney
ROBERTS ROBERT Allan
MAGUIRE KENNETH Raymond
ROGERS ALBERT Ambrose John
ROSS ISABELLA Annie Margaret
MARSH MARJORY Kathleen
ROSS PETER Norman
MATTHEWS HUBERT Claude
ROSSITER ERIC Harold
McARDLE KEVIN Royce
ROWE HELEN Joan
McARDLE VINCENT Benedict (Bernard)
ROWE HOWARD Wilfred
McDONALD ALEXANDER James
McDONALD DAVID Robert
McPHARLIN COLIN Stewart
McPHARLIN WILLIAM Daniel
ROWE JOHN Diment ROWE LLOYD Norman
ROWE PETER M
ROWE ROSS Dawkins RUNDLE RICHARD Garfield Dawson
WEST ROBERT Henry
WHITE CLARENCE David
SECOMB ALLAN Eric
WHITE FRANKLYN Jack
SECOMB FRANK Lemuel
SECOMB Ronald Clive SHANNON LAU(W)RENCE Keith
WILLIAMS CHARLES John
WILLIAMS FRANK William
SHERIFF WILLIAM Henry
WILLIAMS HAROLD Percy
SIMPKIN WILLIAM Thomas
WILLIAMS HOWARD Diment
SUNMAN LYALL David
WILLIAMS Thomas NEALE
SUNMAN REGINALD James
WOOD HAROLD Gordon
THOMAS CECIL Blakeley
WOOD JACK Leonard
VICERY BRUCE Watson WALDING CLIFFORD Raymond
WOOD LAURENCE Arnold
WORSLEY ERNEST Frederick
WALKER ALFRED George
WRIGHT COLIN Harold Main
WRIGHT FRANCIS Campbell
WALKER DONALD M WALKER RONALD
WYLIE EDWARD Ross
WARE ARTHUR Maxwell
YOUNG AUBREY Edwin Thomas
WARE LEONARD Geoffrey
YOUNG DESMOND Philip
YOUNG HERBERT Noel
ZANKER ALFRED Frederick
ZANKER ARNOLD Martin
WASLEY NORMAN WASLEY PHYLLIS
WEBB ALEC James
WEBB HURTLE Allen
WEBB JAMES Ernest
This is the Dublin History Group's initial list of our World War Two Military Personnel It is no way complete and may have some inaccuracy but as we work on it we need your help, is there someone missing or misspelt? Let us know We would love photos and stories to add to our collection and the Adelaide Plains Council District ExMilitary Personnel database please share them with us Contact: Dublin History Group members or post to PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 or come along to our Open Days email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PH. 0409 836 913 or 8523 2407 All Types of Electrical Work Domestic Commercial Industrial Backhoe
DHG Cards for sale at Dublin Institute
Trenching A Class Electrical Licence PGE 91402 Building & Supervisors Licence 125881
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Thurs - Sat: 11am - 2am
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Eight Ball Competitions Darts
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t:08 82871297 f:08 82871297
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Ph 8529 2030
Long Plains Soldiers Memorial Hall Allan Parker
Ph 0429 389 943
Lee Anne Work
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Firewood for Sale 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
Two Wells Uniting Church
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
COUNCILLOR 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
Tel 08 8520 2100
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm Wednesday: 12pm - 7pm
Adelaide Plains Councilâ€™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
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
AVON ART & CRAFT GUILD
DUBLIN and DISTRICTS
Contact: Jill Stewart 8867 1127
SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB
WINDSOR INSTITUTE HIRE & ENQUIRIES
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
C.F.S. DUBLIN BRIGADE
Sunday till 1 pm
Conference room available
FIRE & RESCUE
Recruiting for new members
Training at CFS Station, First Street, Dublin Mondayâ€™s nights from 7.30pm
Dublin CFS Station: 8529 2252
JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
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
THOMPSON BEACH PROGRESS ASS.
Jennifer Dowling 0418 859 875 Two Wells
Chairman: Ian Telfer Phone: 0456 255 379.
PORT PARHAM SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB INC.
LONG PLAINS RED CROSS
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
Secretary: Alison Pym
Mallala RSL Sub-Branch
$10 Community Monthly Luncheons Greville Knight (Sec.) 0468 346070
UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB President - Heather Curnow 0429 202 567
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