Issue 194 – Thursday 1 May 2014
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Local Vietnam veteran Merv Bignall explains what his medals mean and why he has them to interested Eumundi youngsters at the ANZAC Day Gunfire breakfast in Verrierdale last Friday. Photograph thanks to Leo Wiles. For more photographs from the ceremony please turn to page six and 21.
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This issue spotlights our community’s remembrance of ANZAC Day, in particular the traditional dawn service and gunfire breakfast in Verrierdale and march up the main street of Eumundi followed by an impressive ceremony at the Amphitheatre. It was heartening to see so many people of all ages turn out to support the commemorations. Those beautiful fig trees along Memorial Drive bring us together every year, reminding us how lucky we are to live in a safe place, as part of a strong, compassionate community. It makes me proud to call Eumundi home. Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren firstname.lastname@example.org
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There was a recent road rage incident on Memorial Dr that had one horrified local exclaim, “Not in Eumundi!” Visitors don’t always understand our triple parking system outside the servo. What do we have to do to get a park upgrade? Verrierdale Rd is now sealed all the way to Peregian Springs. A sculpture walk that winds its way around Eumundi would be lovely. Noosa Today has been sold to Melbourne based Star News Group. It’d be great if Green Acre moved into town. Sunspace cafe is holding courses in the studio upstairs - and yoga for kids was very popular. Minstral Jimmy Howard has retired from the markets after 23 years of crooning.
ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of Eumundi Green, including:
Tuesday 6 May Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade training 7pm Fire Station, Napier Rd 0408 992 139 Saturday 10 May Full Moon Dance 7pm Verrierdale Hall 460 Verrierdale Rd Saturday 10 May Old time dance 7.30pm Belli Hall 1170 Kenilworth Rd Belli Park 5447 0175 Sunday 11 May Mothers Day Sunday 11 May Indee Theatre Mothers Day Super Concert 2.00pm School of Arts Memorial Dr 5472 8200
Nathan Woodcock Computer notes
Arnold Kopff Movie review
Claudette Betteridge Outdoors
Johanne Wright EDV residents
Bronwyn Jones Books
Deborah Thompson Abroad
Hugo Lamarque Ignite English
John Burls Indee Theatre
Leo Wiles Photography & features
Aden McGuigan Ignite English
Sandy Bradley Food
Helen Hepburn Nature notes
John Strano ANZAC poem
Mieke Fortune Tennis club
Kathryn Simpson A soldier remembered
Marigold Robinson ANZAC poem
Wendy Turner Mental health
Kon Hepers Nature notes
Monday 12 May EDCA meeting 7pm Joe’s Waterhole Gaming Lounge, Memorial Dr 0431 685 063 Tuesday 13 May North Arm State School P&C Meeting 6.30pm School Library Yandina Creek Rd 5472 9888 Wednesday 14 May Eumundi World Cinema 6.40pm School of Arts Memorial Dr www.eumundiworldcinema.com
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Business and Community News Mothers Day at Hidden Valley
Please join Rotary in celebrating Mothers Day on Sunday 11 May with a beautiful High Tea at Eumundi’s Hidden Valley B&B. Tickets are $35 with all funds going to supply some much needed maternal health supplies to the Solomon Islands. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Tania Broadbent on 0407 020 473 or Bob Ward on 0412 715 461. Limited seating available.
Eumundi’s new art space has a history Eumundi Art Space is a return to exhibiting in Eumundi for curator and artist Frances Reilly. She closed her former Memorial Dr gallery five years ago after the sudden death of her husband, and placed the Frances Reilly Gallery in the expert hands of Karen and Steve Beardsley who went on to build The Gallery Eumundi. Frances said that she missed having a Eumundi gallery too much though, and has decided to exhibit once again with the
boutique style gallery, Eumundi Art Space. The gallery is in the oldest house in Eumundi and sits in a beautiful garden. Frances will be showing her art, along with a group of selected artists, and the resale of major Australian and Indigenious art from the collection of Bill and Sally Ross. Frances said she hopes that the gallery will be, “a special, happy place to visit and browse.” www.eumundiartspace.com
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Business and Community News Breast cancer support training
CWA ladies at ANZAC ceremony
A contingency of Eumundi’s CWA ladies showed their support last Thursday at Eumundi State School’s ANZAC Day commemoration. CWA member Barbara (pictured second left) said it was a beautiful ceremony and the children did their township very proud.
Eumundi local Tracey Combes (left) was among a select group of breast cancer survivors from around Australia who gathered in Melbourne recently to train to become a community liaison for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Tracey has volunteered to raise awareness of breast cancer and how it affects women and families. BCNA CEO Maxine Morand (right) said, “Having confident, positive and wellinformed women improves BCNA’s ability to provide support to those affected by breast cancer across rural and regional Australia,” she said. The BCNA training provides a forum to share stories, strengthen networks and work towards better outcomes for
women living with breast cancer and teaches women how to use their own experiences to make a difference. Passionate about providing local support, Tracey said, “I am really looking forward to promoting and informing local women of the wonderful free resources available to them from BCNA, which help women through their Breast Cancer journey.” With more than 15,000 Australians expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, the ongoing need for support is growing. Community liaisons will aslo help BCNA’s members to advocate for improved outcomes for Australians affected by breast cancer.
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at Belli Hall Lilian Barry
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at Belli Hall will be held on Thursday 22 May from 9.30am. Major prize is another handmade quilt from our resident crafter, along with our popular multi draw Raffle. Support a worthy cause and enjoy a morning of entertainment and a country-style morning tea. If you would like to generously contribute prizes, or for further information, contact Margaret on 5447 0175. Belli Hall is located at 1170 Kenilworth Road, Belli Park.
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ANZAC Day 2014 Verrierdale
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With cars parked all the way back up to Dean Rd the rural community of Verrierdale and Doonan were out in force to honour the fallen and warmly greet the attending RAF and army servicemen and women. The chill of dawn with its morning dew is soon forgotten by those partaking of the hot tea or traditional Gunfire Breakfast drink, Rum and Milk, being served by a Rural Fire Brigade veteran of 20 years.
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ANZAC day 2014
Around 600 people turned out last Friday morning for the ANZAC Day street march and memorial service in Eumundi. Air Marshall Geoff Shepherd (Rtd) AO spoke eloquently about the importance of remembering the common soldiers, sailors and air personal so their sacrifice and the harsh reality of war is never forgotten. He said, “The ANZAC spirit is as relevant and essential now as it was then, and that mateship is what has kept many a soldier alive.” He explained no one wants peace more than a returned soldier. It was a beautiful and moving commemoration.
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Community News Your Say What you’re saying on Facebook about… the alarming amount of road kill on Verrierdale Rd I've lived in Verrierdale for the last nine years and I’m writing in regard to the alarming amount of kangaroos, birds, snakes and large lizards I'm scraping off the road (this morning was a baby roo, someone had hit and run and left in the middle of the road). Verrierdale Rd has a speed limit of 80-100km (I have written to council but to no avail) and with the road now newly sealed from Peregian Springs, it carries a LOT more traffic as an access to Eumundi Rd. Verrierdale Rd is in a wildlife corridor and is heavily treed - although the trees are a hazard themselves to fast vehicles, they also hide our wildlife creating additional hazards. In our nine years here we haven't hit any animals with our vehicles.
It would be awesome if the people using this road could just slow down and be aware of their surroundings - be part of sustaining what is left and enjoy a little country drive. Anyway, I'm just a bit sad about the amount of animals I'm seeing killed and was hoping you could mention something to create awareness. Chris Reinhardt, Verrierdale. Chris Reinhardt, Verrierdale. Kathleen Lamarque I’m always conscious of wildlife along this road as I've seen so much of it (thankfully alive). I also think the signs urging motorists to slow down have helped - they make me take note - but perhaps there are some people who just don't get the message. It is sad indeed. Wayne H. Halliday We love this road because of the amazing wildlife,
The last ANZAC Marigold Robinson
I am taking the liberty of sending you a poem I wrote in tribute to the last Anzac. Ian McNamara has read it on his program Australia A ll Over but it has never been published.
Now he will march no more for us this legendary man His life of quiet courage a century has spanned. Of Gallipoli and poppy fields – he’d been to Hell and back Gentle Alec Campbell – Australia’s last Anzac. A rural Tassie larrikin who lied about his age Will be the last remembered soul in this historic page. At just sixteen he soldiered off – not stopping to look back He lived to die a hero as Australia’s last Anzac. His courage fierce and National pride – the sacrifice of war, Must stay alive in all our hearts – for he can speak no more. And may his passing light the flame of a passion we all lack To remember what he suffered to become the last Anzac. Sleep peacefully beneath the earth where once the crimson tide Swept the beach with bodies of young soldiers who had died. Heroes of Gallipoli there are no more ‘kits to pack’ United once again in Death – Goodbye our last Anzac.
unfortunately others use it as a racetrack, a police presence might help things a bit. Kirsty Small I too use this road, and every morning and afternoon myself and my children search for the kangaroos. We love seeing them. It was so sad to see one killed a couple of months ago (we call him BROO, short for big roo)! My five year-old daughter would not let me look on the side of the road where he was until we drove past:(. ADFAS Noosa presents Maps that Shaped Australia, a talk by the remarkable scientist, historian and cartographer Prof Robert Clancy AM at St Mary’s Church Hall, 17 William Street, Tewantin. Saturday 3 May at 3.45pm. He will share his knowledge of the maps of events and places that concentrate the ideas that shaped ‘modern’ Australia. Free for members, $20 for visitors, with bookings essential. Carolyn 5455 4749
SERVICES & NOTICES Alterations and dressmaking Karyn 0457 232 628 A community screening of John Pilger’s film Utopia will be held on Saturday 10 May at the Eumundi State School hall, Napier Rd at 5pm. Entry is by gold coin to pay for the hall hire. Special Guest Luka Lesson. Updates at Jandamarra-CaddsArt on Facebook. Belli Hall's next Old-time Dance will be held on Saturday 10 May, at 7.30 pm. Rex Eggmolesse and Sunshine Swing, will lead the dancing. All ages and experience welcome. Entry is $14 adults, $5 students, children free and includes supper. Belli Hall is an alcohol free venue located at 1170 Kenilworth Rd, Belli Park. Margaret 5447 0175 or www.bellihall.com $8 per line payable on lodgement either by phone credit card or to ECCO BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.
An Old Soldier Remembers Korea John Strano
The events in the poem were told to me Firsthand 60 years ago, by men who, at that time, lived in my district and in my age group.
The good times he called them especially the nights when fireworks of tracers trailing red tails curved across the valley like invaders from hell. They seemed to come straight at you and at the last moment passed away to the right or the left. Artillery performed the best the hammering of ignition hard to pinpoint; from our distance it could be scattered along a five mile line. On arrival the shells would thump … thump … thump … the concussion shivering gravel off our dugout walls, and the young dead lying there with expressions of utter surprise. It might go on for several days and nights and when there was no enemy to shoot at you sat in the dark listening to the rhythm, like drums filling time for the orchestra to come in, and trying to stop the tap-dance of your hands and the uneven metronome of your jaw. Never told the grandchildren they ask too many questions.
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Community News Eumundi memorial trees included in new tourism program Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed the inclusion of Eumundi’s historic Memorial Dr on a new program of Queensland drive tourism called "WW1 Memorial Journeys". Mr Elmes said Eumundi features on a memorial trail from Brisbane to the Wide Bay hinterland. “Each of these [war] memorials has a story to tell about the contribution made by different communities over the years to military campaigns Australia has
been involved in and Eumundi’s Memorial Dr is admired by visitors to the town for its natural beauty, but its significance goes much deeper.” Mr Elmes said. Mr Elmes explained that our avenue of trees is a classic example of community involvement to commemorate a historic period in the district’s history. “The Eumundi Women's Patriotic Committee raised £100 for the planting of 20 trees,
representing local lives lost in WWI. “Between 1914 and 1918, 87 men from Eumundi and the surrounding district enlisted,” Mr Elmes said. Mr Elmes explained, “The trees provide a focal point for remembrance ceremonies, particularly on ANZAC Day when school children place floral tributes at the base of each tree.”
Councillor Rogerson update No doubt you heard the story from earlier this month about Rodger and Charlotte Bradshaw who had their campervan crushed by a falling gumtree in Alice St? Unfortunately they were uninsured and with Council not legally responsible for the accident, things were looking very grim. I met with Rodger and Charlotte and decided to try to help them out. By the time you read this we will have confirmation on a notice of motion I moved in the Ordinary Meeting of Council on April 24 to allow them use of the Nambour Showgrounds to
put on a fund raising event. I’m pleased to say that Peter Homan from Eumundi Markets will also help plan this charity event. Rodger and Charlotte are musicians themselves and have played at the Eumundi Markets for the past 13 years, so this is a chance for fellow musicians and artists on the Coast to support two of their own. If you’d like to register your interest in performing at this event or assisting in any way please contact my office or Peter Homan.
Eumundi Scout Hall A public tender for community use of the Eumundi Scout Hall is due to commence around the end of May or early June. Community not-for-profit groups will have four weeks to review documentation about the tender and prepare an application for the future community use of the Eumundi Scout Hall. I will be able to provide the exact tender commencement date and details about the Eumundi Scout Hall Tender package. As part of this tender process council officers will organise a
walkthrough of the scout hall and an information session during the first week of the tender to answer any queries that the community groups may have.
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Is where you live worth five minutes of your time? Johanne Wright Over the Easter period, a Local Community Survey has gone on line. Why is this survey important? This survey is the first that has been undertaken since 2006. You may not have been here then. So much has changed in that time and it is time to know what we now think. A brief history - The EDV Resident’s Group undertook a community survey 2004 which found that so many people who live in the Noosa Hinterland actually had far more in common with the Noosa Shire than the then Maroochy Shire. One example, just think of the incredible linkages that exist between Eumundi and Cooroy – shared footy and cricket clubs; shared CWA organisation, satellite Rotary Club to name but a few. This early survey kick-started a very intensive process to find out a lot more about what the residents of our beautiful Thursday 1 May 2014
hinterland wanted. We door knocked over 3,000 residences in Doonan, Verrierdale, Weyba Downs and Eumundi and spoke to thousands of people. By 2008, over 80 per cent of the residents confirmed that they wanted to belong to Noosa Shire and were prepared to sign individual letters to this effect. However, we now have a new housing development to the north of Eumundi which has brought in a lot of new families and it is estimated that about 30 per cent of our population has changed. Please take the time to go online and complete – www. tinyurl.com/surv2014 - it will only take five minutes. No internet access? Call 0415 873 552 and we will do a quick survey over the phone or drop in a hard copy. Cut off day is Saturday 10 May, and the results will be shared with the community in June. email@example.com
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Sport Olympic ambitions Hugo Lamarque and Aden McGuigan, Year 5, Ignite English, Eumundi State School Considerable training is required to become so good. Ella, under the watchful eye of her coach, Richard McLean, follows a strenuous training regime. Training sessions begin with warm ups followed by aerobic laps, blasts (fast) and builds (getting faster), using fins and loads more. Five days a week at 5.30am, you will find the super swimmer, Ella Honeysett, training her hardest at the Eumundi Swimming Pool. This aspiring future Olympian has already shown much dedication and commitment to the sport and was selected to compete in the state championships representing the Sunshine Coast Region.
Ella started swimming with the help of her parents and began lessons at Cotton Tree. She joined the Eumundi Swim Cub when she was 7 years old, and participated in carnivals and club night. When asked what her favourite stroke is, and why, Ella responded, “Freestyle, because I medal in most out of all of my strokes.”
Ella’s most enjoyed event is the 200m individual medley, “Because I get to do all the strokes at once and I’m the best on the Sunshine Coast!”
School carnival.” The previous record was 1:24 minutes and Ella blew the time out of the water by slashing three seconds off the record.
Ella, our local champion, is very proud of herself and what she has achieved in the sport of swimming. She has worked very hard and with great determination to perfect her technique and speed to give her times that she is satisfied with. She has achieved personal bests at every carnival this year, which inspires her to continue.Ella has a drawer full of ribbons, medals and trophies. “I broke the record for the 100m freestyle at Noosa District Primary
Ella has competed in State Titles representing the Sunshine Coast Region and has done her club, her school, her family and her coach very proud. She achieved personal best times in every race in which she competed. When asked if swimming is a part of her future ambitions, Ella replied, “Yes. I will be an Olympian.” If Ella continues on this successful trajectory we have no doubt that she will achieve her Olympic ambition.
Annual cricket match sees pubs draw The Imperial Hotel staff and Joe’s Waterhole staff (pictured) had a fun day on Good Friday at their annual cricket match showdown at Eumundi Showgrounds. Joe’s manager Sophie Eaton (pictured back row, third right) said, “I think a lot of people thought the match might not be on so numbers were down from previous years.” But the staff had a blast with best catch of the day going to Michelle Thurbon, and player of the match going to Brenda for bowling three wickets. The real winner on the day though was the game of cricket with final score being called a draw between hotels - hence both pubs were winners this year. Sophie would like to especially thank Geoff and Heather for doing the sausage sizzle.
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Eumundi netball girls are winners! The two Eumundi Netball teams that EDCA have sponsored for their uniforms played their first fixture game on Saturday 5 April after marching in the annual March Pass. The girls did Eumundi proud with EuAwesome winning the Division 3 March pass. They had mixed results for their first game with EuBeauty winning a tight, hard fought match against Sunshine Beach and EuAwesome just going down to Noosaville in a fast skilful match. Well done girls.
Don’t the girls look great.
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Sport and Community Kids Tennis Talk Mieke Fortune, Vice President Eumundi Tennis club ESS remembers the ANZACs
Our March social Hit and Giggle soirée was awash, but the rain was so desperately needed. We are proposing to have a seasonal social Hit and Giggle event with the next being held in winter on Friday 1 June at 5.30pm. It’s a wonderful social event and a great chance to meet new families, have a hit of tennis and grab a burger and a beer. Thank you again to Ritchie’s Eumundi Bakery and Eumundi Meats for donating goods and all the wonderful volunteers that always make it an enjoyable event. Our club championship tournament will be held on the weekend of the 9-10 August. Season one of fixtures is well
under way with Eumundi top of the ladder in the mixed and threes Noosa District night competition. The ladies are also putting up a fight in the day tennis on Wednesdays and Fridays. Juniors are also performing well on Saturday mornings. Our resident coach Andrew Taylor is available from 4pm to 7.30pm Mondays to Thursdays, on 0424 177 216. Social tennis has been great with strong numbers showing up on Sunday afternoons at 3.30pm and Tuesday mornings at 8.30am. For Membership enquiries please call Eumundi Tennis Club President James Wilson-Smith 0408 371 867 or join our facebook group to keep up to date.
Eumundi State School held its ANZAC remembrance ceremony last Thursday under the canopy of Fig Trees that represent the soldiers that the Eumundi community lost to war. Every Eumundi State School child wears a band of fig trees on their uniform collar so it is fitting that this annual event is held in such high esteem by the school and its community.
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Art and Movies Eumundi international movie club Arnold Kopff Synopsis - Babette’s Feast Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and a BAFTA in 1987. Empire magazine called Babette’s Feast “gastro-cinema at its most sensual and intoxicating”.
Babette’s Feast, directed by Gabriel Axel, is based on a short story by Karen Blixen, most famous for her novel “Out of Africa”. Babette’s Feast is a simple and understated film: the director’s light touch, the soft Carl Dreyerlike cinematography and subtle performances helped win the
The film revolves around the two daughters of the founder of a Christian sect in a remote Danish village in 19th century. After their father’s death, the sisters assume the responsibility of maintaining the sect’s faith and for caring for its aging members. Babette, a French political refugee, arrives unexpectedly in the village and goes to work as the sister’s unpaid housekeeper. After many years, Babette has an opportunity
to return to France but it is her sacrifice that helps restore everyone’s faith. Some critics and theologians have seen Babette’s Feast as a subtle yet elaborate allegory to Christian faith - indeed, Pope Francis has stated that is his favourite film. Some reviewers have also noted the parallels that can be drawn between the feast and The Last Supper, and some have also seen Babette as a Christ figure. Eumundi World Cinema’s next screening is 14 May at 6:45pm. Film, food and fun. Memberships available at www.eumundiworldcinema.com
Jandamarra Cadd solo exhibition
Jan Brown’s Underwater Photographic Art is currently showing at U3A house 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin. Jan has travelled to exotic reefs to capture this underwater world. She has a special love for the people and islands of Indonesia. Exhibition is open from 9am Monday to Friday. 5440 5500
Jandamarra Cadd’s latest solo exhibition will be held at the Cooroy Butter Factory, at 10 Maple St, from Saturday 17 May. It will be his largest exhibition to date with 30 paintings on show. Opening night is Friday 16 May at 6pm. It’s a free event and everyone is welcome.
Local workshops Highly Strung Picture Framing & Art Supplies Learn to Paint Watercolour with Pam Jennion 17 May from 9.15am until 2.15pm $95 or $170 for two - includes all materials. Bookings essential Mixed Media and Collage with Acrylics with Froyle Neideck 24 May $120 - includes all materials Bookings essential 5442 7044 or www.highlystrung.com.au
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Markets and Local Crafts Living the body art dream Leo Wiles
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embroidering, doodling and dolls but winning FABAIC made me realise I was good at face and body painting and I’ve been in love with it ever since,” said Brady whose passion led to several TV spots and training videos.
Renowned face and body painter Brady Neher will be swapping his sponge and brightly coloured paints for a judging score-pad at this year’s Australian Body Art Carnivale in Eumund. Event organiser Danielle Taylor explained, “Brady was a natural choice given his award winning designs and unique creative flair that has led to an international following.” Modest Brady said his only tip to contestants is to; "Have fun, have faith in what you do and don’t let your nerves get the better of you." Sage advice from Brady who began by painting tiger faces and butterflies at children’s parties in 2009. From there Brady started painting his own face in the mirror and found his own style and three months later won the prestigious Semi Pro FABAIC award. “I’ve always been creative, mostly
However, Brady is quick to point out that fame and financial rewards are not what drives him. Instead the softly spoken, thoughtful man, who peers out from beneath his bushy beard said his real passion is in the daily drive to be creative and the human connections that his work brings. “The trust that people give you and the level of intimacy you experience when you paint them is extraordinary – it literally changed my life,” said Brady who cites nature, graffiti, photorealism, cartoons and illustrator Mike Wilks as his major inspirations. “Touching breaks down barriers – I didn’t know [model] Daniel this morning but after six hours of painting him to represent the Nightmares part of this year Dreams and Nightmares theme well,” he smiles, “I do now!” His wife, and previous Carnivale winner, Nina added that unlike overseas body art competitions Australia’s is unique in that it is open to everyone and is more about showcasing the creativity and story behind the incredible artworks that take hours to complete, and yet only lasts a day. “The most important thing for anyone wanting to pursue a vocation in face and body painting is to give it 110 per cent and have faith,” Nina said.
Catch the Bus! Our Eumundi Bus is working for you and the community. We have some great options for you to take advantage of so that you can enjoy life more and worry less. Let’s go shopping!
Each Thursday morning let the community bus take you shopping at both Noosa Civic and Cooroy IGA (on alternate weeks). Pick up 9am at Eumundi CWA, Memorial Drive Return 12pm to your door! Our lovely drivers will help you get on and off – and assist with stowing your groceries for the ride. $5 each one way, $10 return (children free!) Thursdays
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Have a merry time at one of the pubs or restaurants in town and let the Community Bus do the driving. Pick up at your 4562 or 4561 door from 5pm Journey home from 8.00pm – with pickups at Joe’s Waterhole & Imperial Hotel $5 each one way, $10 return Fridays and Saturdays
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Eumundi Sculpture Prize now taking submissions We are excited to announce that the Expression of Interest form, guidelines and conditions of entry for the Eumundi Sculpture Prize are now available at www. eumundisculptureprize.com Please spread the word throughout our creative community and help make the Thursday 1 May 2014
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Theatre and Books Indee Theatre
Burial Rites starring Hannah Kent
Bronwyn Jones filled with unusual imagery – so visual that it’s as if Kent is painting the landscape. Overall, it’s a beautifully written, fascinating story and Burial Rites is certainly a complex and sympathetic portrait of Agnes.
Judy Glen has been compared with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett.
“Starring” isn’t the usual indicator of an author, but in this case, the writer herself, her own story, deserves at least equal billing. It is the stuff dreams (and movies) are made off.
To make her day very special put the Mothers Day Super Concert on the list of presents. It’s back at 2pm on Sunday 11 May with a terrific line-up of variety acts and headlining the bill, international star, Judy Glen. This is very special entertainment and should not be missed. In America Judy Glen was compared with Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett, in Europe with the talents of Victor Borge. Wherever she’s appeared the plaudits have been loud and long, because this is one power-house performer. The Independent Theatre is proud to have such a wonderful line-up of talent, all on the one bill. Judy Glen is unique, an actress, comedienne and operatic soprano. She’s a one-person, high-powered entertainment
unit. Judy began her career with tours of America, the UK, Spain, Singapore, New Zealand and included five national tours around Australia. She also appeared in leading roles in major musicals, such as The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore (opposite Yes Minister’s Paul Eddington), Man of La Mancha and Big Sister. She also shared the stage with Ben Elton at the Aberdeen Comedy Festival. The first half of the Mothers Day Super Concert will include the Fantasia Hippos; the Sunshine Coast’s Pam Ayers; Ruth Montgomery; noted violinist, Iain MacLean; the wonderful voice of Calyce Bennetts; the man of musicals, Barrie Woods and Eddie Ellis, channelling Stanley Holloway.
Burial Rites is based on the true story of Agnes Magnusdottir, convicted of murder in 1828, and the last person to be executed in Iceland. In her acknowledgements, Hannah Kent summarised the novel beautifully saying, “To my Icelandic family - I hope you see this novel as the dark love letter to Iceland I intend it to be.”
She notes that in her research she found “a common view of Agnes as ‘an inhumane witch, stirring up murders.’ This novel has been written to supply a more ambiguous portrayal of this woman.” It’s not a difficult read. The structure is interesting, interspersing historical documents with fictional likelihoods. Descriptive writing is
The novel has been very successful and is currently shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize. There is also a movie in development, rumoured to be starring Jennifer Lawrence. Hollywood and Burial Rites? Surely the novel calls for something Indie and subtle - perhaps Cate Blanchett as the enigmatic Agnes? But it is Hannah Kent herself and the writing of this novel that would make an even more fascinating tale. An Adelaide teenager went to Iceland in the depths of winter as an exchange student, heard of the Agnes story and was haunted by it. So much so that when Hannah returned to university she chose the tale as her thesis topic and for the next ten years Agnes took over her life. When finished, the thesis lay gathering dust until Hannah decided to submit it to the Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. It won! Geraldine Brooks, the Pulitzer Prize winning Australian author, became her mentor; publishers fought to sign her - a first time author at 27 - and she received a million dollar advance! And through it all Hannah has remained unaffected and lovely and we all rejoice in her success.
Whether you’re planning lunch or dinner put this wonderful Eumundi show on the menu as well. Running time, including interval, just under two hours. The snackbar-cum-cafe and the licensed bar will both be open and it is table seating in the airconditioned auditorium. Tickets $20, concessions (and that includes all Mums) just $18. 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivetheatre.com
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Food Versatile pasta Sandy Bradley These days there are many different types of flour, including gluten free alternatives, readily available in most supermarkets and deli’s to make your own smooth dough for deliciously fresh homemade pasta. I use Italian “00” flour which
is perfect for pasta and pizza bases. You can make egg pasta in the traditional fashion by hand – which is best and the most enjoyable way - or use a food processor with a dough hook. The secret to making great pasta is the eggs – use fresh, free
range and preferably organic which will give rich yellow yolks. We don’t always have the time to do this, but it is well worth it. Get the kids involved, it is great fun and they’ll love it!
Homemade pasta Pasta Recipe • 500gm ‘00’ Italian doppio zero flour
• 2 large yolks at room temperature
• 3 large eggs at room temperature
• Pinch of salt
Method Have a bowl of tepid water by the side. Sieve the flour into a clean bowl creating a mound. Make a well in the centre and sprinkle salt in the well. Crack the eggs and add the yolks into the centre of the well. Using your hands, in a circular motion, break up the yolks and incorporate the flour and eggs together until you form a ball. Turn out onto a floured surface, work the dough ball into all of the flour. Pushing the ball with the heel of your hand, fold the top over and continue this action, rotating the ball around and kneading for about 8-10 minutes. Use the bowl of water to wet your hands if needed. Divide the dough and allow
to rest for about an hour covered with a damp cloth. The dough will soften during this process. Feed the dough through the pasta machine, folding and feeding the pasta through the machine several times. Use the thickest setting first and then take the setting down one step each time. You will probably need to this 2-3 times for each setting. A glass of red wine is always handy at this time while the kids have fun putting the pasta through the machine. Once you master this, you can make all types of pasta like fettuccine, tagliatelle, ravioli, lasagne or whatever you are inspired to do.
Moreton Bay Bugs with Chilli, Asparagus and Fettuccini Serves 2 Ingredients • 200g fettuccini • 3 Moreton Bay Bug Tails • ¾ cup sweet chilli sauce or chilli jam • 200ml cream • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill • Chives • 6 asparagus spears • Fresh sliced chilli for garnish Method 1. Start to cook fettuccini in plenty of salted boiling water 2. Remove tails from the shell and cut in half lengthways 3. Save two halves and slice the remaining bug tail
4. Blanch asparagus in boiling water, drain and place immediately in a bowl of iced water to stop the asparagus from cooking and to keep the bright green colour 5. Sear tails in a hot pan and remove 6. Add chilli sauce and bring to boil. Add cream, basil, dill and asparagus 7. Return bug tails to pan. 8. Season with freshly ground pepper and divide over fettuccini 9. Serve with a squeeze of lime, top with chives and fresh chilli slices and serve with a side salad
Chorizo, Basil and Lemon Thyme Fettuccini.
I was making the Moreton Bay Bug Tail, and the children decided they wanted something else, so I had to suddenly think what could I make instead. I had a couple of chorizo in the fridge, reduced the chilli to 1 tablespoon, added a couple of sprigs of lemon thyme; otherwise the ingredients are the same as in the bug recipe. One ate the asparagus, the other didn’t. Fry the chorizo for a couple of minutes. Add to the sauce, Toss with fettuccini.
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Health Depression Wendy Turner RN MHN What is Depression? Clinical depression is an illness, a medical condition. It significantly affects the way someone feels, causing a persistent lowering of mood. Depression is often accompanied by a range of Everyone feels sad or worried other physical and psychological sometimes . . . But if these feelings go on for more than a few symptoms such as: feeling extremely sad or tearful; weeks, or they start to interfere disturbances to normal sleep with your life, talk to a doctor patterns; loss of interest and about it! A doctor can help treat motivation; feeling worthless or this, so you feel better again. guilty; loss of pleasure in activities; Checklist anxiety; changes in appetite or Tell the doctor if anything on this weight; loss of sexual interest; checklist describes how you feel physical aches and pains; impaired or act: thinking or concentration that can • Feel unusually sad or worried for interfere with the way a person is more than two weeks able to function in their everyday • Lose interest in things you usually life. The symptoms of depression enjoy generally react positively to • Feel guilty for no real reason treatment. • Think you are worthless What causes Depression? • Are so worried sometimes, you There are a number of possible feel shaky or have difficulty causes of depression. Depression breathing can be a reaction to a distressing • Feel it wouldn’t matter if situation like loss or stress (reactive you died depression). Some women • Say or write things that don’t experience depression following make sense the birth of a child (postnatal • Abuse drugs or alcohol A few of issues ago (190) we looked at dementia and some of the facts and figures related to mental health in this country. Today we look at one of the most common mental illnesses, depression.
depression). Depression can be part of an illness like bipolar disorder in which the person experiences extreme moods without any reason – very high and very-excited or very low and depressed.
the symptoms of depression. Treatment may include a combination of medication, individual therapy and community support. Sometimes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be helpful too.
Depression can be unrelated to any outside cause, but associated with a chemical imbalance in the brain (endogenous depression). Sometimes the person may be affected so much that they experience the symptoms of psychosis and are unable to distinguish what is real.
How to get help Make an appointment to see a doctor. Ask for a longer appointment, so you have lots of time to explain what worries you. Be really honest about how you feel. Write some notes to take along, to help explain how you feel.
Children and teenagers can also become depressed. This can show itself in different ways to depression in adults, and they are best helped by a doctor who is a specialist in this area. How many people develop Depression? Every year, around 6 per cent of all adult Australians are affected by a depressive illness. How is depression treated? Treatment can do much to reduce and even eliminate
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Environment and Outdoors Life on a better ridge - herb habitat Claudette Betterridge
After a very wet 2013 our large herb spiral began to resemble something of a wild, over-grown, soggy weedy jungle. Just the look of it had us rolling our eyes and imagining the stiff shoulders and sore backs that would surely follow if we tried resurrecting it to its former glory. The very welcome recent rains (400ml over a four day period) renewed the urge to get out there and rejuvenate the garden. The wet spell made the process of
removing weeds so much easier and the job (which had been agonized over and put off for so long) was completed in just one day! The poly path edging was straightened up and the tired looking stones around the bottom were lifted and reset after being half buried from the heavy downpours of last year. The soil was given some more nutrients and a new lease of life with a dusting of gypsum, minerals and manure. As living
Discover the outdoors at U3A U3A Noosa presents Armchair Travel - From Shanghai to Beijing - a trip of a lifetime, on 16 May at 1.45pm. Griet and Peter Hesse travelled for 12 days by plane, high speed train, bus and ship through some of China's most beautiful scenery and historical places. Experience China starting with Shanghai, one of China's biggest (23 million) and most modern cities and experience; the Yangtze River, Three Georges Dam, the 7000 Terra Cotta soldiers in Xian, the Great Wall, The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Open to the public for $4 at U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin, opposite the Shell Servo. With afternoon tea.
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mulch, a row of 100 lemon grass plants were planted on the downside of the gravel pathway. These plants will fill out to form an erosion barrier (especially in times of heavy rain) but will also be chopped and dropped so we shouldn’t have the need to buy in mulch for this garden again. After the initial soil preparation the spiral was heavily covered with sugar cane mulch and then the Ridge kids delighted in broadcasting the
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Meghan Halverson of the Queensland Koala Crusaders will be giving a presentation on Sunshine Coast’s koalas and discuss what we can all do to ensure their survival on Friday 30 May at U3A House, 64 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin at 1.45pm. Koalas were once again spotted in the Noosa National Park recently, but the general koala population around us may be extinct within ten years unless we act now. 54428255 or 0420939723.
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Nature Notes Median strip nature note Helen Hepburn Much has been said in recent weeks about the removal of the trees along the median strip from Cooroy to Nambour. I would like to put in my two bobs worth on this issue. As I see it, there are three main points to consider. The first is from a Dept of Main Roads Transport (DMR) perspective: and whether the trees could cause safety problems. I’m not in the loop about this, but I believe it would be better if one is having a rollover or running off the road to hit a stand of small bottlebrushes than go into the dip and back up the other side and collide with oncoming traffic doing 110km per hour. I also thought the trees were a good wind break. My next point is whether the trees help feed wildlife. This for me is
the biggest point. NO, I don’t think birds such as honeyeaters or mammals such as gliders or possums can travel safely across a dangerous road to gain access to a nectar/food source. In fact, research shows that highways are barriers to wildlife and thousands of creatures are killed weekly on our roads. I went to a talk several years ago on this topic and it would seem Australia is really lagging behind many countries especially Canada and Spain in providing overpasses and underpasses for wildlife. In Canada, large herds of moose are provided with large overpasses to help with migrations. Australia has done some road work to help wildlife and the areas around the Pacific Highway in the Coffs Harbour vicinity spring to mind. However much more needs to
be done as our Bruce Highway becomes a six lane highway further down south and now cuts koalas off from reaching the coast during dry weather when they are seeking moisture. Finally, I have seen several very squashed Little Red Flying Foxes on the highway between Yandina and Eumundi where they apparently were killed whilst trying to feed on melaleuca and bottlebrush flowers on the median strip. I believe nectar laden trees along our highways are a deadly attractant. The final aspect of the tree removal problem is the aesthetic appeal of the trees. Personally I think the highway looks bald, weedy and horrible now. I notice that along the airport drive in Brisbane, oleanders have been
chosen by the Council as median strip trees as they are colourful, hardy and don’t attract wildlife. I’m not a fan of oleanders but can see the point. A recent letter to the local paper also mentioned vast quantities of chopped up weed mat blowing around and I can vouch for that. Another environmental problem we can do without! I am quite disgusted at the thousands of dollars wasted growing and planting out these trees only to have them ripped out a few years down the track. To keep the strip looking neat and tidy will cost a fortune in mowing fees unless of course it is turned into concrete!
Fantails Kon Hepers Image of Rufous Fantail courtesy Max Major of North Arm
their beautiful russet tails. We have never managed an in-focus photograph. Its zoological name, Rhipidura rufifrons means Fantail with a red forehead. Two days ago the third of the cousins, the Grey Fantail, Rhipidura fuliginosa (meaning Sootycoloured Fantail) flew in from other parts. We notice them at our place for two short periods of three to four weeks every year.
There’s a family reunion happening at our place. The Queensland branch of the fantail clan (genus Rhipidura) has come together. Everybody is familiar with the Willie Wagtail - we have one on our property who acts as the gardening overseer (Because his name is Willie we assume he is a male but he is also misnamed and should be called Willie Fantail. Wagtails are a different family of birds altogether). Whatever the name, he follows us around, chatters continuously and picks off any insects we disturb but he also makes jerky little movements and flutters his fanned-out tail to flush insects from the lawn. His favourite activity is lawn mowing – he virtually hitches a ride on our noisy ride-on. Willie Wagtail, Rhipidura leucophris (meaning White-browed Fantail) is here most of the year but for a period over summer, when a pair Thursday 1 May 2014
of breeding Forest Kingfishers relentlessly attacks him, he makes himself scarce. On the very day the migratory kingfishers leave, Willie is back, mostly solitary, but occasionally with a mate. This is possibly the most ubiquitous bird species in Australia, occurring all over the mainland and parts of Tasmania. We have seen them many days drive into our central deserts. Where Willie is not shy and stays mainly in the open, Cousin Rufous Fantail is timid and cryptic and never holds still for one second. We have one or two on our property year-round and catch glimpses of the birds mainly in the bracken fern and low shrubs or on the ground on our bush tracks. When they do get on a large tree they hop up the trunk, spiralling round and round, all the time fanning out
This species is more aerial than the other two and rarely seen on the ground. About the same size as the Rufous (Willie is a bit bigger); the Grey makes fluttering forays from low branches to catch insects mid-air. It is not put off by our presence and is in fact very much in- your-face, fanning its tail almost within arm’s length of us. This species also is found in most of the mainland and Tasmania.
Australia has five species of fantails, three of them represented in Queensland with a fourth just marginally. All are insectivorous yet they don’t seem to compete for food source probably because they have different habitats. They breed between August and February. All lay two to four eggs. Where Willie’s nest is bowl-shaped often placed on a branch overhanging water, the Rufous and Grey construct a delicate nest shaped like a stemmed wine glass. We have never found a nest from any of them on our place though it is very likely that the Rufous does nest here but manages to conceal it well in the dense understorey. In a few weeks the Cousins
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Heritage Memory of fallen soldier at North Arm School They had been given a triple send off in May 1915 at their mother’s residence in North Arm.
The Arbor Day celebration held on 31 August 1917 at North Arm School, consisted of the usual tree planting, races, games, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and lollies, followed by a dance in the North Arm School of Arts, in aid of school funds. However, a sombre interlude in the day’s festivities was a dedication to the memory of a past student. Lance Corporal Joseph Edwards, age 20, received a gunshot wound to the head on 10 June 1917 in Belgium and died in hospital twelve days later. The planting of a tree in his honour was described at the time by the Chronicle paper as the “main feature of the day.” The Chairman of the School Committee Mr W. Davison addressed the crowd of students and parents, referring to Joseph Edwards as, “a character the children would do well to copy,” emphasising that he had given his life for his country and for them. A local returned soldier, Private William Clark (age 36), was asked to plant a tree and say a few suitable words. Clark said that he felt it an honour to plant a tree to the memory of a fallen comrade in arms. Three of the four Clark brothers saw active service in World War 1.
William Clark returned in April 1917 suffering from shell shock. Thomas Clark was mentioned for good and gallant conduct in fighting near Pozieres, discharged medically unfit due to defective vision and returned to Australia in September 1917. Edmund Clark received a gunshot wound to the arm and returned to Australia in March 1918. Joseph Edwards, his brother Charles and sisters Elizabeth and Mary, had all attended the school when it was located on Fairhill. Elizabeth and Mary later became teachers in various local schools at; Tinbeerwah, Eumundi, Verrierdale, Kiamba, Doonan, Verrierdale, Kin Kin and North Arm. The Fairhill School had opened in 1885 but by 1913 enrolment had dwindled and the original building deemed beyond repair. Growth of the North Arm township necessitated a more central location, so a new school was built midway between Fairhill and the North Arm township and opened on 17 September 1915. The name was changed from Fairhill to North Arm in October 1915. When the Armistice was signed, a committee was formed in North Arm to plan a victory celebration at the North Arm School of Arts. A day was set aside the following week, on 19 November and the Chronicle described a programme of events that included the burning an effigy of the Kaiser, a thanksgiving service and hymns, children’s races, a three-tier Peace cake, patriotic songs and a dance.
What's in the Spotlight Fauna monitoring discovery The watermouse – one of Australia’s rarest rodents – has already been found during the largest fauna monitoring project to be undertaken in Sunshine Coast Council managed environmental reserves. The four year Environment Levy project will tell council exactly what wildlife is living in these reserves and help to improve conservation management. Residents can follow the project on council’s website and view videos and photos of reserve fauna.
Heritage month festival History comes to life at the free Heritage Month Festival celebrations during May. Discover the climbing history of the Glass House Mountains, attend a retro surng movie night, enjoy the 100 years of the Australian Red Cross photographic exhibition and more. Visit council’s library website to book.
Marketing and event workshops scene – the Sunshine Coast Events Network – is holding hands-on workshops on ‘Marketing with No Money’ and ‘Event Production and Programming’. Discover simple marketing strategies using free tools and resources, and the production and programming requirements to stage an event. The workshops are at The Events Centre @ Maroochy (Maroochy RSL) on Wednesday 7 May from 1.30pm to 5pm. Booking, via council’s website, is a must.
Apply for a RADF grant before 1 June Are you a professional artist or arts worker? Consider applying for a grant through the Regional Arts Development Fund. You can apply for funding to help with your arts career and skills development. For details visit council's website or call council and ask to speak to the RADF liaison ofcer.
Get ready for Green June Green June is a month of region-wide, eco-focused events and festivals and a fun way for to learn more about sustainable living. Whether you are interested in art, gardening, movies, wildlife, energy savings or just connecting with local networks and like-minded people, Green June has something for everyone. For more information visit council’s website.
Join the major venues discount club Join the Sunshine Coast Venues VIP program for exclusive benets to entertainment at Nambour Civic Centre and Lake Kawana Community Centre. Membership benets include discounts on children’s theatre, performance, priority seating, exclusive news, updates and special offers for $20 per year. Purchase your membership at www.scvenueandevents.com.au
Council meetings Ordinary Meeting 9am 22 May, Caloundra
Local Historian Audienne Blyth from Yandina has shared this photo of the ‘’Coulson family’’ - Edwards family - on their selection at Ninderry in 1902 when Joseph, the youngest, was about five years old.
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Eumundi State School ANZAC service. Leo Wiles, Eumundi.
Gunfire breakfast at the Verrierdale ANZAC Dawn service. Leo Wiles, Eumundi.
Eumundi portrait photo assignment The current Eumundi Green photographic assignment, Eumundi’s portraits, is about capturing hinterland people in their local surrounds. It could be a photo – or a collection of photos - of your neighbours over the fence, market stallies, farmers, people at work, people waiting, shopping, thinking – even portraits of pets or cows, or teachers - whatever inspires you! Please send through your pics with a caption too; telling readers who, where, what. Send your photos to email@example.com
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Abroad Supporting education across Myanmar Deborah Thompson at Kaungsuwai Monastery in 2012. For the most part, the monks are teaching themselves English. They have very limited access to information and books are filling the gap, as well as supporting their English language study. We’ve already sent hundreds of books to the monastery, but there are never any on the shelves as the books are constantly borrowed. It’s a wonderful thing to see. Ultimately we hope to construct a building which will house the books and become a designated study area with computers for a language lab. Until that time we’ll continue to raise funds to send books so any donations will be greatly appreciated. Many Eumundi residents will be familiar with the Books for Burma project which began at Berkelouw Books in 2013. Its goal is to build a library for Buddhist monks at a monastery in Myanmar. The Kaungsuwai Monastery, on the outskirts of Yangon, is being developed as an English Language Training Institute. The centre teaches English to monks from poor towns and villages around the country, helping them prepare for their English exam (a prerequisite for university). Ultimately these young monks will return to their villages as qualified teachers, providing education for the poorest children in Myanmar.
I started the Books for Burma project after my first trip to volunteer as an English as a second language (ESL) teacher
If you’d like any information, or are interested in helping fund the building, visit me or Amanda at Berkelouw Books, in Eumundi.
I will return to Myanmar this May to volunteer as an ESL teacher again at the Kaungsuwai Monastery for 6 months and will keep you updated on the library’s progress.
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