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Dublin Dispatch


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


Se pt emb er - O ctob er 20 19

15th Anniversary Edition FEATURES • Rowan Ramsey MP • Fraser Ellis MP • CFS Dublin Brigade • Notice Board • Adelaide Plains Council • Windsor Uniting Church • Long Plains Red Cross • United Football Club • Wattle Day



• Upcoming Events • Other reports from Clubs & Associations in the area



Thank you to our sponsors, contributors, advertisers and last but not least our readers, without all of whom this newsletter could not exist. Your support has enabled the Dublin History Group Inc. to accomplish many amazing projects, assist in the running of our Research Centre and to continue with our core values to record, collect and collate items, information, oral and written histories and other material of relevance to the history of the Hundred of Dublin including Lower Light Also to preserve, present and display the collected material

Dublin History Group Following the last AGM of the Dublin History Group I was fortunate in having the support of the members in becoming the President. I take this opportunity to thank Ian Telfer and Andrea Brow and those that have done the hard work in the past in continuing the progress of the group. Ian has taken up the position of Treasurer and Andrea will continue as Secretary. This rearrangement has enabled us to spread the workload and to concentrate efforts on the aims of the Dublin History Group. We have made many associations with like minded individuals and other History Groups with many opportunities becoming available for the benefit of the group and therefore the community.

We have a number of interesting talks and presentations coming up in the next 12 months where all are welcome to attend. These details can be found in the newsletter, Facebook or on our Website. Come along one day and see what it’s all about. On a personal note, my main participation in the group has been, and will continue to be, in the maintenance of the website. I also manage the electronic version of this Newsletter where most of the advertisers have “live” links to their own sites. I look forward to attending more events, however, I do have other longstanding commitments with other organisations which will preclude my attendance at times.

The Adelaide Plains Council have been very supportive and we look forward to a continued prosperous relationship. We welcome enquiries from individuals and other local groups and support those through the community newsletter, the Dublin Dispatch.

Philip Brow President

Dublin Dispatch - 15th Anniversary All past 15 years of Dublin Dispatch's are now in PDF version on a computer at the Dublin History Group Research Centre. This allows you to search the catalogue of back issues for stories, photos or information. Most are in colour and although not perfect is a great asset to the Dublin History Group collection.


Community Notice Board


SA COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE DUBLIN BRIGADE Monday Night Training 19:30hr PH: 85 292 252

Brigade Open Day Sunday 3rd November - Sausage Sizzle Come join in the fun see latest equipment in use The Brigade members would like to take this opportunity in saying a special Thank You for your support. Anne-Marie Paech UPM Plumbing Reece – Willaston

Dublin General Store Dublin BP Dublin Dispatch As always stay warm, drive safely. Interested come along Monday nights Brigade Captain

Rosemary McDonnell mb: 0412 685 281

Two Wells Blue Light Disco Two Wells Community Centre 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. 25 th October (Gothies, Ghosts & Ghouls) 13th 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.


Rowan Ramsey MP Federal Member for Grey

On 4 July 2019, as soon as legally possible after the May election, Scott Morrison recalled Federal Parliament to legislate our promised tax cuts to build a better tax system.

Those tax cuts are funded by government restraint, not cuts in government spending. Rather than cutting spending and services we have set sensible limits on the growth in government expenditure. The tax cuts are the dividends of hard work and discipline.

Low and middle income earners already have more money in their pockets, boosting household income and consumption, which will deliver benefits for the whole economy. Those earning up to $126,000 will receive up to $1,080, and dual income couples, up to $2,160, with the $158bn package building on the legislated Personal Income Tax Plan delivered in the 2018-19 Budget. We reduced tax rates and increased thresholds and by 2024-25 will abolish an entire tax bracket. By then, 94 per cent of Australians will face a marginal tax rate no higher than 30 cents in the dollar.

Rowan speaking about tax relief for Grey residents with the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Canberra.

If people are to trust governments it is essential we deliver on our electoral commitments and I am particularly pleased we have been able to achieve that outcome in such a short space of time.

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 or by calling one of my offices.

The world economy is a challenging place and particularly so at the moment with threats of trade wars and slowing growth in the leading economies. Australia has done well but as a response to widespread calls, the government lifting wages is not the right answer.

My offices are able to assist with Centrelink, immigration, NDIS, aged care and any other federal matters.

Higher wages can only be paid for by higher taxes and placing more burden on employers. In short, they would be a drag on the productive economy and destroy jobs. However, that does not mean governments are powerless to act, which is why we have chosen to tax less, thus delivering more disposable income to wage earners without dragging the economy backwards.



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Long Plains Red Cross The Mid North and Districts Zone Conference was held at Jamestown at the beginning of August and was attended by three of our members. It was good to hear about the activities of other branches and groups. The CPR training session for our members at the August Meeting was well received and we would encourage everyone to attend a training.

A musical program for an afternoon tea 1:30 p.m. has been arranged for the 9th October fundraiser. We hope to see you at the October Fundraiser. We will also be announcing the 2019-20 family supporting the fundraising for the club for the next twelve months. Gwen Secomb

LONG PLAINS RED CROSS AFTERNOON TEA Program by the TROUBADOURS Variety Performers Wednesday 9th October 2019 1.30pm Long Plains Hall Admission $10.00 per person Raffle and Trading Table RSVP by Friday 4th October Jenny Tiller Alison Pym

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Australian Floral Emblem

In recent times, the golden wattle has been used as a symbol of remembrance and reflection. On national days of mourning, for example, Australians are invited to wear a sprig of wattle.

Australia's national floral emblem is the golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth.). When in flower, the golden wattle displays the national colours, green and gold. As one species of a large genus of flora growing across Australia, the golden wattle is a symbol of unity.

The golden wattle has been used in the design of Australian stamps and many awards in the Australian honours system.

Wattle is ideally suited to withstand Australia's droughts, winds and bushfires. The resilience of wattle represents the spirit of the Australian people.

A single wattle flower is the emblem of the Order of Australia.


Narungga August update Parliament is now in winter recess which affords me a welcome opportunity to get out and about in the electorate, attending many events and meetings with constituents. It has also provided time for me to visit NSW Parliament for valuable meetings with Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall MP and Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson MP, to discuss their experiences, research and legislative reform strategies around two topics - increased protection for prime agricultural land, and payment security for building industry sub-contractors. In the last couple of weeks a new Department of Child Protection office in Kadina was opened; I was guest speaker at the University of Third Age AGM at Maitland and at a special Ag Education Day at Crystal Brook; I met with the new TAFE SA Chief Executive David Coltman at Kadina; and also had the honour of unveiling a commemorative plaque at Captain Harry Butler’s very special weekend centenary celebrations of his gulf flight at Minlaton. I have also been busy meeting with commercial, recreational and charter boat fishermen in response to the latest science indicating snapper stocks in our gulfs are seriously depleted. The proposed scenario of closing the entire state to snapper fishing will have serious consequences for fishing and tourism businesses – please have your say in the current public consultation period (closes 30 August) by visiting or phone my office. Recipients of round 47 of the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing Active Club program were announced last week and successful local clubs were Edithburgh Progress Association ($25,000 for its courts resurfacing project), Southern Yorke Peninsula Basketball Association Incorporated ($25,000 to insulate the Minlaton stadium), Moonta Sporting Shooters Association ($25,000 for solar and battery power supply), Maitland Pistol and Shooting Club ($19,171 to help upgrade its Air Pistol Shed, Kadina Golf Club ($5,000 new equipment) and Moonta Golf Club ($5,000 equipment). Round 48 is open already, and Minister Wingard is especially encouraging applications from clubs looking to purchase defibrillators. I also encourage any applicants who missed out on support for their projects in the latest round to try again and re-lodge. I also advise the Grants SA program offering between $10,000 and $100,000 for non-profit organisations needing support for equipment, community activities, volunteer training or facility upgrades are now open (until 30 September), along with the State Government’s Rural Mental Health Grants and the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program. For more info, visit I was pleased this week to see very strong local region representation in the inaugural South Australian Ag Town of the Year Awards which have been introduced by the Marshall Liberal Government to celebrate the role of agriculture in regional South Australia. In total 43 towns have been nominated, among them Blyth, Bute, Edithburgh, Owen, Stansbury and Viriginia, all recognised for demonstrating excellence and support for its farming industries over the past 12 months. I commend the parochial locals connected with these town for nominating them and wish them well in the next stage of judging. An independent panel assessment will choose five finalists and the Ag Town of the Year winner will be announced at the Regional Showcase.


Landscape Works - Dublin main street garden beds



Thank you to the Adelaide Plains Council ‘s Horticultural Team for the work done on the garden between the General Store and the New Dublin Hotel as it matures it will be a riot of colour. The trees that have been planted are Eucalyptus maculta or spotted gum, small shrubs are Callistemon all aglow and Callistemon subulatus brogo overflow. Ground cover is Grevillea juniperina or molonglo.

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. Members enjoyed the combined service at Owen to say farewell to Rev Dr Phil & Lyn Marshall and to see the bush chapel that recognises the contribution that they made in our district. We are looking forward to their visit on September 15th when the information board about the Shannon Methodist Church that closed in 1966, will be unveiled at the Shannon Cemetery.

Bush Chapel Lyn & Phil Marshall and David Woodroofe.

Gwen Secomb The golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha Benth.) is an evergreen, spreading shrub or small tree. It grows in the under storey of open forest, woodland and in open scrub in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. There are more than 760 different types of wattle across Australia


St Peter’s & St. Pauls Parish Priest TRAINING No.2.

Father Bartholomew O'Donovan

two bench seats that faced each other. There were racks above the benches for stowing suitcases and other luggage. We travelled with our possessions in a kit bag which doubled as a pillow for the night part of our journey. Once in the compartment we soon settled in. Two boys were end to end on each bench seat; two more lay end to end on the floor between the seats and one each in the luggage racks high on the walls. Clad in our thick army greatcoats it was nice and snug. The two smallest, of which I was one were allocated the luggage racks.

The train gave a big lurch as it left the railway station in the middle of the night. The boy asleep high up on the wall in the luggage rack catapulted out, falling on the people trying to go back to sleep sitting up on the bench seat below. There ensued much profanity and loud blaming as only adolescent boys can make. This train trip was part of a journey by the Army Cadet Unit of my high school. We were on our way home from the Singleton NSW army camp in the upper reaches of the Hunter River Valley on the North Coast of New South Wales. We looked forward to this with great anticipation. We were not a big group and the weekly Cadet meeting after school was not very stimulating as it consisted of one hour of mainly marching and rifle drill. We were in the cadet unit because it offered relief from the monotony of life in the hostel we lived in to attend the War Memorial High School in Hay NSW and the lure of the annual ten day camp at Singleton was very appealing.

This was the setup until the dark hours of the early morning when a passenger opened the door to the dogbox, threw in his suitcase and stepped in. The case landed on one of the boys asleep on the floor and the new passenger trod on the other which caused him to overbalance and fall onto the seat right on top of the two boys asleep on it. In fright he immediately leaped up and sat heavily on the opposite seat right on the two asleep there. Uproar ensued, both vocal and physical, someone switched on the light and soon all repositioned themselves upright on the seats except for the two of us shorter ones who remained snugly lying in the luggage racks from whence we observed the mayhem. We had a great undisturbed bird’s eye view of the ruckus. The light was turned off so that sleep could resume. The calm only lasted a few seconds before the train, with a mighty lurch went into motion which caused the boy in the rack opposite me to fall out on top of the man. At that he picked up his suitcase and stood by the door and at the next stop hastily fled our dogbox for a more comfortable environment to complete his journey. After he left we repositioned ourselves in the previous sleeping positions and had an uneventful passage from thereon with the train arriving in the early daylight hours at Narrandera NSW where we detrained and caught the rail motor to Hay.

Coming from a long line of vertically challenged males it was two years from registering before I was deemed tall enough to join the cadet unit. The minimum height was 5 feet. This was the smallest army uniform size. I was still only 4 feet 10 inches but the officer in charge of the unit took pity on me and allowed me to join. On the admission papers I was officially registered as 5 feet tall. That meant that my uniform was of generous proportions on my frame. So much so that when I donned the army greatcoat its bottom hem brushed the ground and the sleeves more than covered my hands. Together, with pulling up the collar and sitting the slouch hat on top of it the greatcoat and hat appeared to glide along by itself without any human aid. This was a favourite trick I played on the local people each cadet day as I walked through the town with the other members of the unit to and from the parade ground. I could see where I was going through the slit in the extended ends of the collar; they could only see the coat and hat in purposeful motion.

In the Christian life we are often called on to moderate our attitude and our strategies for the sake of people and their environment. This is what St Paul meant when he wrote of his attitude to life as an Apostle in 1 Corinthians 9:22, (NRSV). “I have become all things to all people that I might by all means save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel….”

Now here we were returning from our annual cadet camp on a train trip that lasted a night and the best part of two days. We were in dog box carriages that had no access to any other compartments of the carriages except by going out onto the platform. Each compartment accommodated eight people on

Father Bart. O’Donovan, Parish Priest of the Anglican Parishes of Mallala and Two Wells S.A.


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 – 1 Sep., 6 Oct., 3 Nov.

Mallala Uniting Church St Paul's Two Wells

Service Sunday 9am

10.00am – 8, 15, 22 and 29 Sep.

10.00am – 13, 20 27 Oct.

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

Time Out Craft Group 10.00am till Noon fortnightly on Wednesdays Hart Memorial Hall,

Anglican Church, Two Wells 4 and 18 Sep., 2, 16 and 30 Oct. Priest: Fr Bart O'Donovan Phone: 08 75 101 148

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

Parish Contacts:

Two Wells Uniting Church

Mallala - Nita Noble Phone: 08 85 272 303

Sunday Gathering 10:30am

Two Wells - Di Meaney Phone: 0427 616 301

For more info contact or 0414248732 United Youth - United Kids -

LUTHERAN CHURCH Two Wells Preaching Place Contact 8281 2976

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



March - Tiller Shield

March- Tiller Shield at Mallala Museum

Grace Plains Cricket Club At Grace Plains, George Broster organised a match, in 1899, between the Grace Plains Literary Society and the Barabba Literary Society. Playing for Grace Plains were E. Franks, A. Franks, J. Jury, S. Jury, W. March, A. Marshman, A. Ball, D. Murphy and G. Broster. Over the ensuing years the Grace Plains team met with much success in the Adelaide Plains Cricket Association, where the shield for premiers was for many years the 'March-Tiller Shield', commemorating two names very prominent in Grace Plains history. Among the many good cricketers from Grace Plains were Tom and Gordon Tiller (both toured the United Kingdom in a South Australian country touring team) and Syd March who also played district cricket in Adelaide. Peter March (son of Syd March) played for a South Australian country team against New Zealand in a contest held at Angaston in c. 1963. In 1964/65, the last year Grace Plains fielded a team, they won the grand final against Long Plains. Players in that match were L. Broster (captain), P. March, J. Baker, R. Bache, C. Hall, J. Lutt, J. Franks, R. Baker, B. Jenkin, L. Webb, R. Lutt and T. Tiller.

Long Plains Cricket Club On the 14th July Ben Gibson from the Long Plains Cricket Club came to the Dublin Institute to work with Dublin History Group Members, Andrea Brow and Sue Adams to assist filling in gaps in the Cricket Club history. With the help of the DHG’s resources and delving onto TROVE we started to piece together some information and made suggestions of other places to research. But we believe one of the biggest resources is you the public, did you have a family member who played cricket for Long Plains in the past, Team photos, programs, or information, please have a look and let us know.

Wooroora Producer (Balaklava, SA : 1909 - 1940), Thursday 18 April 1940, page 4 National Library of Australia


Mallala Museum The History of the Museum The Mallala and Districts Historical committee was formed in 1968. Its collections grew rapidly, and in 1970, the Adelaide Plains Council purchased the heritage listed Old Mill building for the use of the committee as a museum.The State Heritage listed Old Flour Mill, the most prominent building in our town, was erected in 1878. The museum holds a set of three original Mill plans, from the 1870s, that form part of an interpretative display telling the history of the mill. This is the story of the districts early hardships, poor transport and isolation, and the self reliance needed for a small community to prosper. The interpretation of the stories of the local community form a major exhibition space at the Mallala Museum. The southern gallery of the museum, adjoining the Old Mill, houses a range of displays that expand on the life of a small country community. These displays highlight the local government, business and social activities, and the hardships faced by those who first settled in the area. Photographs, memorabilia and documents detail the families, sport, social and service organisations that formed the backbone of local life. The Old Mill building contains a comprehensive display of the military and service history of the District. Interpretative displays relate the stories of local involvement, from the Boer war, through the two World wars, to the peace keeping activities of more recent times. Of particular interest are our significant displays of the District’s RAAF connections, which includes the role of the RAAF No 6 Service Flight Training School, and the interaction between the base and the community. The No. 6 Service Flying Training School (6SFTS) was formed at Mallala in 1941 and has had a lasting impact on the township. A total of 2257 trainees

passed out before the unit ceased to function on 31 December 1945.Upstairs in the mill building is a wonderful display of home wares and collectibles laid out as furnished rooms, depicting the home life of the 1920-1950s. The Northern gallery and pastoral shed contain the agricultural displays of farm machinery, and includes a blacksmith forge, penny farthing and REO Speedwagon Fire Engine. In the courtyard of the museum the Long Plains School room has been relocated, and now houses the artifacts and archives that tell of the educational history of the district. Whatever your interest, we are sure you will find our museum well worth a visit. Opens Sundays 2pm to 4.30pm or by appointment. Bus tours and school groups are very welcome. Morning or afternoon tea can also be arranged. To make an appointment please email: For further information visit the Mallala Museum website

A view of the western section of Mallala with the Weighbridges and Fire Station identified.. The weighbridges were used by the farming community to weigh the trucks when loaded with hay and grain.. The Mallala Fire Station in situated in the corner of the area in front of the old mill.. East Bros. workshops covers the collection of buildings across the road from the Fire Station and mill..


The Dardanelles Cenotaph – No longer the forgotten memorial The Australasian Soldiers Dardanelles Cenotaph is believed to be the first significant memorial to those who lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign. When originally unveiled it was situated in “Wattle Grove” on Sir Lewis Cohen Avenue. In May 1915, Australians on the home front learned of the battles in the Dardanelles via local newspapers. Official lists of the missing, dead and wounded were slow in making their way home. Minister for Defence, George Pearce, asked Australians for more understanding to allow time for news to filter back from the battle front. Despite the political and media problems engendered by official communication channels, soldiers who had survived the chaos on the Gallipoli Peninsular were communicating via letters and telegrams with relatives and friends. In some cases next of kin found out about the deaths and injuries of their loved ones before receiving any formal notification. The women of the Wattle Day League arranged the dedication of the memorial after the August diversionary battles in the Dardanelles when British forces at Cape Helles and the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps sustained horrific casualties, not only at the Nek, Quinn’s Post and Lone Pine but also at Chunuk Bair. On Wattle Day 7 September 1915, the Australian Governor General Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson unveiled the monument. PRG+280/1/17/203

After the evacuation from Gallipoli in December 1915, the 1st AIF went on to fight on the Western Front. For many grieving Australian families it was unlikely that they would ever

have the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to overseas war graves. For grieving parents, relatives and friends the Dardanelles obelisk became a cenotaph, or communal headstone for all soldiers and nurses who died overseas as a result of their service in World War One. The Soldiers’ Mothers’ Association conducted commemorative services at the Cenotaph on Anzac Day or Anzac Sunday between 1916 and 1926. After this time services at local soldiers’ memorials began to take place throughout the State. The creators of “Wattle Grove” saw it as a symbolic battlefield or metaphor for the Dardanelles, with the rough granite texture of the obelisk representative of the cliffs that Australian and New Zealand soldiers had scaled at Gallipoli. The cross, added to the obelisk in 1918, recognises the Allies’ withdrawal from Gallipoli and the sacrifice of those who remained forever buried in Turkish soil. Wattle Grove and the Cenotaph represent one of our nation’s first attempts to remember those whom we have lost at war. The obelisk was moved to Lundie Gardens in 1940 and on Armistice Day 2018 was re-dedicated at its final location at the northern end of Kintore Avenue to complete the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk. This move has ensured that it will no longer be known as ‘the forgotten memorial’ Sources:



SX 4676


14 September 1906


Dublin SA


8 June 1940


26 November 1945


2/6 Field Ambulance


William Shannon - Father

The Dublin History Group were sent this lovely photo of Lawrence Shannon, one of our World War Two soldiers remembered on our War Memorial. It had been donated to the Williamstown & District Historical Society amongst other photos from Miss Mary Grigg, feeling that it was not relevant to their area they decided to donate it to us. We would like to thank Jodie Randall (Chair) and members of the society for the wonderful gift. It has been added to our collection and will be sent to Mallala Museum to add to the Adelaide Plains Soldiers Database

National Wattle Day 1st September

Wattle remains a common motif in the Australian Defence Force. It can be seen on medals, colours, standards and banners.

As a symbol of patriotism and national identity the wattle plays a significant role in Australian culture and our military history.

Chaplain Walter Dexter was one of the last Australians to leave the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915. He spent his final days picking his way through the gullies and rudimentary cemeteries scattering wattle seed . "If we have to leave here I intend that a bit of Australia shall be here," he wrote. Wattle Day Association Inc.

Australia’s very first Anzac memorial was erected on Wattle Day in 1915, in Wattle Grove in Adelaide. At the time it included a grove of 100 golden wattle trees. When the Unknown Australian Soldier was interred in the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial he was buried with a bayonet and a sprig of wattle. Wattle has often travelled with Australian troops as a keepsake and reminder of home. In the First World War it was customary for mothers and sweethearts to include a sprig of wattle in letters to soldiers abroad. And wattle was sold to raise money for the war effort. To this day wattle is used as a floral tribute on memorials and tombs across the country.

RAAF other ranks cap badge showing a wattle wreath surrounding the letters 'RAAF', and surmounted by a Queen's crown




working plans were kept, also the lodgings for the builders and workmen. As they were holy men it also acted as their place to worship God, the great architect of the universe.

Dear editor I was wondering I you would like to put into the Dublin Dispatch a bit of information about Freemasonry in this area. I Joined the Lodge of Saint Vincent, at Port Wakefield, in 1976 not knowing anything about it. All I knew was it was a society of distinguished men who prized justice and uprightness in themselves and the society we live in. The principles set out in the forming of the constitution of the United States of America are based on the ideals of Freemasonry most of the men were Freemasons. The Greek city of Athens was, as far as we know, the first democratic society based on ideas of the Greek Socrates. Although Freemasonry as we know it today was founded in Kilwinning, in Scotland, its origins go back over three thousand years and takes in the teaching of Pythagoras and many other learned scholars.

The working plans were well guarded. They didn’t want any person to steal or interferes with them; only the very skilled masons were allowed to see them. They were well guarded by men with a sword both outside and inside the entrance to the Lodge. Because the art of stone masonry started to diminish and because the principals were so profound other men wanted to join who were not stone masons. This was allowed so that the high standards and morals could be continued in society. After the second war many solders found the solace and mateship appealing so around 26,000 men joined in South Australia. As a result there were Lodges in most towns.

It is NOT a religion but a mason must believe in supreme power of the universe. This allows good men of any race, or religion, to be able to come together and be brothers. We do not discuses religion or politics at our meetings. The meetings are held a room that is a copy of King Solomon’s Temple.

Some religious groups were jealous of the number of men joining Freemasonry and tried to make false claims. So many men would not talk about Freemasonry. I joined the Lodge Saint Vincent at Port Wakefield at that time there were many soldiers who were stationed at the Experimental and Proof range that were lodge members. As membership diminished the Lodge closed in the year 2000 so I joined Balaklava /Owen Lodge.

The order is called the Craft Lodge and is called this because the early stone masons had to be highly skilled in the craft of stone masonry. These men had to be freemen so that they could move from one building site to another. They had to be holy men before they could go onto the site of a church or cathedral and the temple in Jerusalem.

If you Have any Questions I will be glad to Answer them,

Kind Regards

The Lodge is called so because the first building on the building site had to be the place where the

Terry Halford a Past Master of the Lodge

Australian Floral Emblem - History

In 1912 the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Andrew Fisher MP, suggested that the wattle be included as a decoration surrounding the Commonwealth Coat of Arms. The then Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian M Stephen AK GCMG GCVO KBE, proclaimed the golden wattle as the national floral emblem on 19 August 1988.

Indigenous peoples of Australia soaked the gum of the golden wattle in water and honey to produce a sweet, toffee-like substance. The tannin from the bark was known for its antiseptic properties. Colonial settlers cultivated the golden wattle using the bark in the tanning industry, the gum for glues and the blossom for its honey. The golden wattle was unofficially accepted as the national floral emblem to mark Federation in 1901.


9 Sixth Street (Corner First and Sixth Street), Dublin Open Days and Events in 2019 Memories of the Lower Light Methodist Church and Sunday School Sunday 8th September, 2.00 pm Growing Local Native Vegetation Advice With Pat Wake Sunday 13th October, 2.00 pm

Car Boot Sale 3rd November 9.00 am to 3 pm

Improving your Presentation Skills A workshop with Lisa Philip-Harbutt

Come and Do Some Research with ANDFHG

A small but lively group of Adelaide Plains locals met recently with the aim of improving their presentation skills. Workshop facilitator and Thompson Beach resident Lisa guided them through a process of identifying everything that can go wrong and planning to make sure it doesn't happen for them. Each participant then developed and delivered a small presentation to practice what they had learned. Everyone discovered something new, shared something they were expert in and had fun along the way .

Thank you to Ivan Randell, Peter Applebee and Margaret Flaiban from ANDFHG and our fellow researchers who came along, learnt a little about the DNA testing and how to interpret the results, some research took us to Kent in the UK, another took us the Hunter Valley in NSW and them off Kadina and Moonta and strangely enough they all seemed to lead us back to Cornish miners who emigrated out to Australia. Then we started talking about the Zoar Cemetery in Penfield - interesting and one of Peter's projects

2019 Car Boot Sale Maxine Bell, Carolyn Cordon and Lola Western developing their ideas Lisa Philip-Harbutt

Pavers at Dublin War Memorial path The DHG will be putting some new pavers to update the council information so will be giving the public an opportunity to buy their own pavers to add to the Dublin War Memorial path information in next Dublin Dispatch.

We will be holding the Car Boot Sale again this year on Sunday 3rd November at the Dublin Institute between 9.00am to 3.00 pm. The site fees will be going towards our World War Two fallen soldier plaques to be placed in our Remembrance Garden. Booking form on page 27 The Dublin CFS are holding their Brigade Open Day on the same date so it will be an opportunity to see the latest equipment, more information on page 4.

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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

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Boril Olds Solicitors Telephone: Cash for Bottles, Cans, & Scrap Metal

8380 8339 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:

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

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

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

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

Barabba Cemetery, 884 Tank Road, Barabba

Saturday: 9am - 11.30am

Dublin Cemetery, 92 Harris Road, Dublin

Mallala Branch Library

Feltwell Cemetery, 223 Feltwell Road, Mallala Grace Plains Cemetery, 7 Nairne Road, Grace Plain Shannon Cemetery, 293 Rowe Road, Calomba Two Wells Cemetery, Town Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells Mallala RAAF Cemetery, 223 Feltwell Corner of Old Dublin Road & Hill Road Mallala Catholic Cemetery, Franks Road, Adelaide Plains Council Cemetery Register

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

Windsor Branch Library Windsor Institute, Old Port Wakefield Road, Windsor SA 5501 Sunday: 10am - 11.30am Library Officer Barbara Kennedy 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 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


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: 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

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Dublin’s Car Boot Sale Sunday

3rd November Dublin History

Sausage Sizzle, Coffee’n’cake and Drinks available

Dublin Institute Car Par k 9 Sixth Street


Whether you just want to clear some space in the house, recycle some pre-loved items or grab a bargain yourself To secure a place, return booking form and come down at 8.00 - 8:30am on the day and pop the boot of the car or bring a trailer ready for 9.00 am. Name::………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Phone:………………………………………. Email:……………………………………………………

Cost: $10 / car - on arrival. Return form to PO Box 60 Dublin SA 5501 or email


Proceeds to the World War Two Fallen Soldier plaques

Dublin’s Car Boot Sale Sunday 3rd November

Dublin Institute Car Park 9 Sixth Street Dublin


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