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Celebrating a century SEAFORD resident Geoff Bydder celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family last week. Mr Bydder turned 100 on Thursday. A surprise party was planned for him by his friends at the Belvedere Bowls Club. Mr Bydder enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force in April 1940, and later joined the Australian Army. After being discharged in 1946, Mr Bydder raised four children. His wife Normie remains by his side today. CENTENARIAN Geoff Bydder with wife Normie and their dog . Picture: Gary Sissons

More cash for roads, car park in budget Brodie Cowburn THE newly released federal budget features extra taxpayer funding for the upgrade of Hall Road and for new car parks at Frankston Station. The 2021/2022 budget contains an extra $56.8 million in funding for the Hall Road project. The federal govern-

ment has now committed a total of just over $141 million to the upgrade. An additional $19 million will go into expanding car parking at Frankston Station, taking the federal government’s total commitment to $43.5 million. In a statement the Committee for Greater Frankston celebrated the car park funding, but said that “promised new commuter parking at Seaford and Kananook stations would

not be built”. “The new Frankston multi-deck is long overdue, 45 years actually, but now is really just a stopgap measure, a temporary fix,” Committee CEO Ginevra Hosking said. “Inadequate public transport to and through Frankston, and its consequence – an over-dependence on overly expensive parking – has become a barrier to economic growth and job

creation in our CBD.” No extra money was included in the budget for the trouble-plagued proposal to electrify and duplicate the Frankston line to Baxter. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that projects such as Hall Road and the Western Port Highway upgrade, which received another $30 million in the budget, would help with “creating jobs, boosting business investment,

while securing Australia’s COVID recovery”. “From building the intermodal Melbourne needs for a better future for freight and productivity, to improving the key road connections in the outer suburbs and regional areas - these projects will support more than 3,000 direct and indirect jobs across Victoria,” he said. Continued page 3

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Rate rise criticised in draft budget FRANKSTON Council’s draft budget was approved last week, with a consultation process now underway. A 2.75 per cent increase to ordinary rates remained in the draft budget which councillors agreed to send to the community for review. The mayor Kris Bolam highlighted an extra $3.86 million commitment to COVID-19 recovery efforts. “Recognising ongoing help is needed to get us back on track, this budget will build on our existing COVID recovery package,” he said. “I was proud of council’s ability to quickly adapt last year’s budget, to accommodate the unexpected challenges the pandemic brought and we will continue to adapt — ensuring we not only meet our community’s needs but help them to thrive.” $66 million of capital works are scheduled in the next year. A vouch-

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er program for redemption at the Frankston Arts Centre, PARC, or for hard rubbish featured in the draft budget (“Voucher scheme features in draft budget”, The Times, 11/5/21). Councillors voted to send the budget out for consultation with a 7-2 vote. Councillors Steven and Liam Hughes opposed, taking issue with the inclusion of a rate rise despite council’s healthy projected surplus. Cr Steven Hughes said “three months ago Cr Liam Hughes and I brought forward a motion that would have meant the first rate reduction in nearly three decades for Frankston residents and given them some relief to ease their Covid related financial troubles. Sadly the motion wasn’t popular and it was voted down.” “Tonight we have an alternative proposal for ratepayers, instead of a rate reduction for Frankston residents

you will be hit with a 2.75 per cent increase. This is an increase on an already outlandishly high rate which sees Frankston residents pay nearly 40 per cent higher rates than Mornington and 98 per cent higher rates than Brighton.” Cr Liam Hughes said “this draft council budget had the chance to be a milestone in council’s modern day history”. “We would rather spend money on white elephants than save money for the people who call our great city home,” he said. “I cannot support a budget that defies the clear need for lower rates.” To read council’s draft 2021–2025 council plan and budget and make a comment visit www.frankston.vic. Feedback closes Monday 7 June. Brodie Cowburn

New mum thanks hospital after long stay A FRANKSTON mum has thanked Frankston Hospital staff for looking after during one of the longest stays ever in the Maternity Unit. Esther Freeman spent nearly 10 weeks at hospital during her pregnancy. Although it was a difficult journey, her son Banjo was eventu-

ally born happy and healthy on 3 March. This month, Ms Freeman visited the hospital midwives to thank them for their hard work. “It sounds like a cliche, but I could not have done it without them – everyone was just amazing,” she said. “I have so much

gratitude for everyone: the midwives, the doctors, the people who cleaned my room. I just felt so supported and the whole situation was just so much more cushioned because of the staff. “I had so much joy bringing this new baby home, but there was this sadness of ‘where has all my fam-

ily gone?’ – I could not have done it without them.” PENINSULA Health midwife Meaghan Church, Esther Freeman and Banjo, and Associate Midwifery Unit Manager Saphron Bonner. Picture: Supplied.

Frankston ‘deserves better’ in budget - MP Continued from page 1 Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said that Frankston and the surrounding areas “deserve a better budget than what was produced on Tuesday night.” “This Liberal government’s eighth federal budget was disappointing and a missed opportunity,” she said. “Despite spending almost $100 billion and racking up a record $1 trillion in debt, the budget sadly reveals no new projects for Dunkley and expects local real wages will go backwards. “Budget papers reveal that no new local infrastructure projects have been funded in this budget and no progress has been made on previously announced projects including Baxter Rail, Ballarto Road and commuter car parking at Seaford and Kananook stations. Our community needs the government to deliver what they promised us. “There was also no money in the budget for very worthy local projects that I’ve been lobbying the government for on behalf of our community - including Emil Madsen Reserve, Mornington Peninsula Bay Trail, Nairm Marr Djambana, McClelland Gallery, and Ballam Park Athletics track. That is deeply disappointing. However, I will continue to fight to ensure that we get our fair share - and I will work with anyone who wants the same for our community. “Whilst we welcome the additional funding in child care and aged care, it is clear that more support is needed to address these issues.” Ms Murphy and Frankston mayor Kris Bolam met with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack last week for a discussion.

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Drug charges POLICE arrested seven people after executing search warrants in Carrum Downs, 13 May. Police allegedly seized a commercial quantity of drugs, an imitation firearm, a large quantity of cash, and three motorcycles. At the scene of the raid, police arrested a 34-year-old Patterson Lakes man. He was charged with drug offences, driving whilst disqualified, and had his motorcycle impounded for 30 days. A 40-year-old Sandhurst man, 36-year-old Mount Evelyn man, and 31-year-old Carrum Downs man were charged with drug offences and bailed to appear in court at a later date. A 33-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman from Carrum Downs both remained in custody assisting police with their enquiries. A 38-year-old Sandhurst woman was arrested then released pending further enquiries.

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WANTED man Bradley McCormack. Picture: Supplied

A MAN is wanted for theft and weapon offences. Police want 28-year-old Bradley McCormack on warrants for theft, weapon, and fraud-related offences. Police say Mr McCormack is often in the Langwarrin, Bonbeach, and Melbourne CBD areas. They describe him as “Caucasian, 182cm tall with brown hair and brown eyes”. An image of Mr McCormack has been released (pictured left). Anyone who recognises him or knows about his current whereabouts can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Out in the garden: Dunkley MP Peta Murphy with Kunyung Primary School’s assistant principal Craig Entwistle and school captains Felix, Grace, Luke and Lily. Picture: Supplied

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Winning athletes deserve a big hand YOUNG handball athletes did battle at Mordialloc Beach Primary School this month, competing in the finals of the National Handball Championships. The championships were held at primary schools across Australia. Nearly 14,000 students have competed in the competition, with around 400 children aged between six and 12 making it to the finals. Karingal Primary School student Xavier took out the top spot at the Mordialloc Beach Primary School event, taking home a $1000 prize. The championships were hosted by Camp Australia. CEO of Camp Australia, Brett Comer, said “our research highlighted that following 2020, parents and principals observed a significant decrease in children’s physical and mental well-being because of the loss of participation in sports. Part of our response to COVID-19 continues in activities that guide children’s growth, such as the National Handball Championships to reconnect friendships whilst making physical activity accessible and fun to any child.” Fremantle AFLW player Kara Antonio was one of the event’s ambassadors. She said “bringing fun, physical activity to kids is always crucial to their health and wellbeing. It was exciting to be part of this unique collaboration to bring the National Handball Championships to kids around the country. It is an awesome initiative to get kids moving and socialising again in a positive, healthy environment.”

A HANDBALL player competing in the national championships. Picture: Supplied

Truck and train collide at level crossing A TRUCK driver and train passengers escaped major injuries after a collision at the Lochiel Avenue level crossing earlier this month. On 7 May, a truck was hit at the Edithvale crossing. The tray of the truck was dislodged and pushed into the boom gates. Edithvale CFA, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Metro Trains Melbourne, and staff from the Level Crossing Removal Project attended to safely remove all the passengers from the train. A statement on the Edithvale CFA Facebook page read that “on arrival, we were able to ascertain no one was trapped and that there were no major injuries to the occupants of the truck or passengers on board the train.” “This is another reminder to be

vigilant around rail crossings, particularly during this time of construction and major roadworks. It is also important for the safety of emergency workers to slow to 40km when emergency vehicles red and blue lights are flashing. Distractions can easily occur and put our firefighters and colleagues at risk as well as yourself and other road users. Let’s all stay safe on the roads.” Lochiel Avenue is one of the level crossings scheduled to be removed after the completion of LXRP works.

CFA crews help passengers from a train after a collision with a truck. Picture: Gary Sissons









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New pavilion opens at soccer club WORK has been completed on a $4.63 million redevelopment of the Ballam Park South pavilion. The new pavilion at the ground hosts a new kitchen and kiosk, eight change rooms, umpire spaces, a social space, and new public toilets for park users. Peninsula Strikers Junior Club president Rob Harrington said “in our old facility, the girls all used to crowd in to the public toilets to get changed or arrive already changed so the new change rooms are already making a huge difference for them.” Senior club president Adrian Scialpi said “there is absolutely a wow factor when you turn the lights on. Having them also takes the pressure off the weekend fixtures by providing another

field where the Premier League teams can play at night during the week, leaving more slots for junior games on the weekend and allowing opportunities to train in better conditions.” The new pavilion was mainly funded through $4.23 million from Frankston ratepayers. The federal government allocated $300,000 to the project, and the state government $100,000. (L to R) Peninsula Strikers Junior Club President Rob Harrington, Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke, Mayor Kris Bolam, Ros Spence MP, Senator David Van, Peta Murphy MP, Cr Nathan Conroy, Cr Sue Baker, and council CEO, Phil Cantillon. Picture: Supplied

Focus on bullying FOR young people, talking about mental health is often the most difficult step to getting better. A youth forum for people to come together to discuss issues like mental health and bullying will be held this week. The group Young People With A Purpose have organised the youth forum with That’s the Thing About Fishing. The event will begin at 9.30am, 21 May at Mount Erin College in Frankston South. 2019 Frankston young person of the year Hannah Swinnerton is scheduled to speak, alongside The Voice contestants Jackson and Callum.

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THE playground at John Monash Reserve in Skye is set to be refurbished. Council will spend $300,000 for refurbishment of the existing timber play unit, new swings, shade sails, park fencing, tree planting, garden bed improvements, and a new picnic area with a barbecue and shelter. Cr Suzette Tayler said “we know how critical green open spaces and outdoor recreation hubs are for overall wellbeing. We all certainly learnt to appreciate these spaces during recent lockdowns.” “Council is committed to continue developing our outdoor leisure spaces for locals to enjoy for generations to come.” Upgrade works at Weatherston Reserve in Seaford, Fleetwood Crescent Reserve in Frankston South, and Witternberg Reserve in Frankston are also scheduled to begin soon. THE playground at John Monash Reserve. Picture: Supplied

Council corruption probe findings released FINDINGS of a review ordered by Kingston Council have been released. Picture: Gary Sissons

Brodie Cowburn SOME interviewees spoken to as part of an independent review into Kingston Council’s processes made allegations in relation to corruption and misconduct at council. A summary of a probity review ordered by Kingston Council last year has been released. The review was conducted in response to the corruption allegations aired during IBAC’s Operation Sandon hearings which toppled Casey Council. Holding Redlich was tasked with the investigation, going on to interview both current and former Kingston councillors and officers. The legal firm says it focused on potential connections with individuals named in Operation Sandon, such as John Woodman, Megan Schutz, former Liberal MP Lorraine Wreford, and Labor lobbyist Phil Staindl. Holding Redlich’s released summary read “whilst some council interviewees have had dealings with the Operation Sandon identified persons, and despite some interviewees making allegations in relation to corruption and misconduct by certain councillors or officers, Holding Redlich did not find conclusive evidence of wide scale improper conduct, corrupt conduct, or misconduct. All interviewees denied ever having received financial incentives or undisclosed political donations.” “Based upon the interviews and the review of the available documenta-

tion, Holding Redlich concluded that the conduct reportedly occurring at the City of Casey does not appear to have occurred, nor is occurring, at the City of Kingston,” the summary read. Other issues raised in the probity review summary included the presence of voting blocs on issues like the Green Wedge, a lack of process and governance surrounding meetings

between councillors, officers and developers, and a breakdown of trust between some councillors and officers. Kingston mayor Steve Staikos said “I’m pleased to report that the review found no evidence of improper conduct. We take these issues very seriously and wanted to ensure our community had full confidence in local planning processes.”

“The lawyers’ review also provided 13 recommendations on how to further strengthen planning processes to provide additional protection, these are now being implemented,” Cr Staikos said. Holding Redlich recommended that council keep a register of councillor meetings with lobbyists, document how it will manage any perceived con-

flicts of interest about future engagements with lobbyists, and review its policy regarding political donations. The council review cost $245,000 to ratepayers. It was presented to Kingston Council in February (“Suggestions to prevent council corruption”, The Times, 24/2/21). A copy of the full report has been handed by council to IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman’s Office. Councillors agreed to release a summary of the report at a meeting this month. Council says that the full report is “confidential subject to legal privilege”. The summary can be read at Us/Media.

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NEWS DESK THE chair of Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Foundation Jo McCoy with new CEO Mel Barker. Picture: Supplied

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New CEO to lead biosphere MEL Barker is the new chief executive officer of the Mornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Foundation. The biosphere’s chair, Jo McCoy, said Ms Barker’s appointment was a “significant milestone in the evolution of the organisation” which wants “innovative approaches to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in the Mornington Peninsula and Western Port region”. “Mel brings an extraordinary depth of knowledge, experience and networks to our organisation,” Ms McCoy said. “We are confident that she will provide great leadership to help ensure the biosphere is a trusted provider of evidencebased scientific programs and advocacy for the environmentally sensitive region centred on Western Port bay.” Ms Barker has previously held management and executive roles on environmental issues for

the state government, provided “private sector business consulting” and been a volunteer board committee member for not-for-profit groups. Her qualifications include a master’s degree in environment (Melbourne University) and Bachelor of Information Science (Adelaide University). “Along with hundreds of thousands of other Victorians, I am fortunate to live within the Western Port biosphere and enjoy the incredible natural surroundings and biodiversity it has to offer,” Ms Barker said. “This is an exciting and challenging time to be joining the biosphere. The Western Port biosphere covers 2142 square kilometres and is made up of five local government areas and French Island. Its council regions are among the fastest-growing in Australia. While that brings renewal and energy to communities in the

region, it places enormous stresses on the natural environment.” Ms Barker was “looking forward to working with the biosphere team and board and collaborating and partnering” with Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Bass Coast, Cardinia and Casey municipalities, federal and state governments, and community groups “to build a prosperous future in harmony with our unique environment”. Ms Barker replaces former executive officer, Greg Hunt. The UNESCO designated Western Port Biosphere Reserve includes internationally significant Ramsar wetlands, national and state parks, marine parks and sanctuaries, including the Philip Island Nature Park. Details: www.,au Keith Platt

AUTHOR Ronnie Gorrie, pictured, will discuss her book Black and Blue at a forum in Mount Eliza on Sunday 23 May organised by the Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN). The book is described as being a confronting true story of her experience as a Queensland police officer and of the intergenerational trauma of family violence and sexual violence. “While joining with hopes of increasing trust in the justice system for Aboriginal families, she found a system with entrenched racism,” SWAN member Marg D’Arcy said. The Southern Women’s Action Network (SWAN) aims to raise awareness of social justice and provide a forum for women on the Mornington Peninsula to come together and discuss the issues that affect their daily lives. “SWAN members work to ensure women's active involvement in the community.” The forum starts 9.30am Sunday 23 May at Mount Eliza Community Hall, 90-100 Canadian Bay Road., Mount Eliza. For more information about SWAN go to swanwomen.

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Rev. McFarlane replies to Soldiers’ League charges Compiled by Cameron McCullough TO the Editor, Sir, I very much dislike controversy in the Press. But, I feel that I ought to reply. If you will allow me space in your columns, to statements concerning myself, made by the Soldiers’ League, and reported in your last issue. The first statement is that I received an invitation from the Frankston Branch of the Returned Soldiers’ League to take part in their United Service on Anzac Day in Frankston this year and that I did not reply to it. I did NOT receive such an invitation and therefore, of course, could not reply to it. In case I might be accused of quibbling, I may state that I received an invitation to attend a meeting on April 18 “in connection with Anzac Day services”. I promised to be present, but I was unable to attend. The cause of my absence was explained to the meeting by a gentleman who was present. I have not seen the apology for my absence mentioned in “The Standard.” On Anzac Day (this year) I was at Macedon, but the clergyman who took the services at St Paul’s on April 24th was quite willing to take part in the Anzac Service on the day following in Frankston. He was told that he was not expected to do so, as the Church of England clergyman was not invited to take part in the service. I may state that there were special services and decorations in St Paul’s Church on April 24th appropriate for

Anzac Day. The services were very solemn and beautiful. I was not the officiating clergyman and much appreciated by large congregations. I presume that some of the members of the Soldiers’ League were present on that occasion, as they are members of the Church of England. I myself attended the Church of England at Macedon on April 24th and joined in the service in connection with Anzac Day. On Anzac Day I walked four miles to be present at a united service at Lower Macedon. I do not make this statement in order to claim any virtue to myself – it was a pleasure and a privilege to do so – but merely to show that I am in full sympathy with the movement to publicly remember the brave Anzacs and thank God for their great work and sacrifice at least once a year. We do this in our services every Sunday. The second mistatement is that I received an invitation to take part in last year’s Anzac service and that I ignored it! I do not now remember whether or not I received that invitation, but I am quite sure I did not ignore it. I was at Bacchus Marsh during the whole of April last year. I was invited to take part in a united Anzac service there and did so in my official capacity. I also notice (see “The Standard” of May 6th) that the League resolved to write and ask me why I “ignored” the invitations mentioned above. Up to the time of writing, I have not

received any such enquiry. I think it would have been much better if the League had asked me about the matters of which they complained before they made the statements reported in “The Standard.” It is not British fairplay to condemn a man unheard. Some years ago a great man was accused of certain things and in reply he published a book with the title – “Apologia Pro Vita Sua.” I humbly follow his lead. I present my Apologia (I use the word in the sense of justification and not of wishing to be excused) and trust it will satisfy the Soldiers’ League and also readers of “The Standard.” I am, &c A. P. McFARLANE, St Paul’s Vicarage. *** WE have been compelled to hold over several matters of public interest until next issue. *** A SUCCESSFUL soldiers’ race meeting was held at Mornington yesterday. Reference to same will be made more fully next issue. *** NEXT week Mr P. Wheeler leaves on a business trip to Fiji. He will be absent from Frankston for about a month. *** THE mother of Mr C. Paxman, of Frankston, died at Port Melbourne on Monday last. *** MR Arthur Wilcox paid a flying visit to Frankston this week, and was present at the Soldiers’ Memorial race meeting yesterday.

*** MRS Wells, mother of Councillor Wells, an old resident of the district, had a narrow escape from a serious accident on Wednesday last. The pony she was driving became unmanagable, and dashed into the timber alongside the road. Mr Geo. Upton, who was passing, came to the rescue, and ultimately succeeded in quietening the pony. Fortunately, Mrs Wells escaped injury, and is to be complimented on her nerve under exciting conditions. *** THE ladies of the Frankston district are invited by the members of committee of the local Mechanics to meet them on Monday next at 8pm to discuss ways and means of liquidating the cost of enlarging the main hall of the building, which is now being proceeded with. *** W. CLARKE, the Young Street butcher, supplies sides mutton at 6d per lb prime mutton too. *** MR J. R. Stephens, recently appointed head teacher of Lyndhurst South school, has received from the pupils of his Tarneit school, a nice letter expressing their gratitude for his efforts among them for three years, and regret at his departure. Accompanying the letter was a present in the shape of a Conklin fountain pen. At Tarneit Mr Stephens presented eleven pupils for their merit certificates. All eleven passed. Out of fourteen pupils presented for qualifying certificate, eleven passed fully, three others failing in one

subject only. Tarneit is in the Werribee district, and Mr Stephens’ home is near Frankston. East, *** SHIRE ENGINEER’S REPORT. Mr. A. K. T. Sambell, C.E., reported as follows: Country Road Board Works. On Frankston-Dandenong road Contractor Moran has made further progress with his contract for the second section of this road. The bottom course has been completed and is being rolled, and the top course is now being spread. Carrum Vale Road. The Country Roads Board has accepted contractor Finch’s tender for the construction of this road. Eramosa Road. Work on the Moorooduc end of this road has been recommenced and metal is being carted by Contractor Gomm. Contractor Hodgins promised to commence his contract for the eastern end of this road in about one week’s time. Tyabb Road. Contractor Hodgins has made further progress with his contract for the construction of this road, chiefly on the Moorooduc end. Hodgins Road. Further progress has been made with the construction of this road and a commencement has been made with the drainage works. Tar Painting. Owing to the lateness of the season I recommend that the tar painting of this road be deferred till next summer. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 13 May 1921

GALLERY TALK Only a few more weeks to see MPRG’s Autumn exhibitions, The Overwintering Project: Western Port, Tai Snaith’s – A world of One’s Own and Lauren Guymer – Among the Trees. These exhibitions close on Sunday 23 May. MPRG is thrilled to launch a new initiative MPRG Connect! MPRG Connect serves to enhance the relationship between the Gallery and our local Mornington Peninsula based visual artists, with the project providing time, space, mentorship and support to our creative communities. Along with our ongoing local focus series of exhibitions, MPRG Connect seeks to promote awareness and appreciation for the Peninsula’s local talent. Each week, via Instagram, we celebrate a local artist via an artist spotlight. We then ask each of these featured artists to put forward a fellow Mornington Peninsula artist, allowing the network to organically curate its own growth. Local artists Baden Croft and Steph Bolt are the first two artists featured in this program. We have a fascinating talk coming up with Overwintering Project exhibition curator Kate Gorringe-Smith and Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor David Gill on World Bee Day (Thursday 20 May). This talk called The Birds and the Bees will be a special discussion on the curious and

extraordinarily important lives of both the birds and the bees. Bookings essential for this event via our website. We also have a new free online ecoprinting workshop by Kate Gorringe-Smith that you can watch from the comfort of home. In this online workshop Kate guides you through three examples of Eco printing using gathered leaves and plant material from your garden and home. You can follow the step-by-step process to make an eco-printed concertina book and two eco printed panels using cotton wrap paper, string, a garden stick, and a tin can. You can buy an MPRG art materials box from the gallery that has many of the required items or feel free to gather your own from the materials listed in the box. This is another way we are making art accessible to our community. And a reminder that entry to the Gallery is now free. You can check out our online programs, listen to a podcast or buy an MPRG art materials box on our website MPRG Gallery Director Danny Lacy Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington Ph 5950 1580


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WOLFGANG’S MAGICAL MUSICAL CIRCUS THIS July school holidays, internationally renowned Circa Contemporary Circus brings Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus to Frankston, a modern-day story featuring circus, magic, and musical madness. Heralded as “manic and magical” (The Guardian, UK), “circus with a classy, classical touch” (Three Weeks in Edinburgh, UK) and “. . . a must-see show for all the family” (Edinburgh Life with Kids), Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is the year’s must-see show for families. The man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, wigged and ready to throw musical madness into a crescendo of dives, swoops and twirls as a pair of mischievous acrobats and a multi-skilled musician reinvent the composer’s manic and magical music. To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged

genius Mozart. Yaron Lifschitz, Artistic Director of Circa and creator of Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus, said the performance would ignite both child and child-like imaginations. ‘This is a production for everyone, touching on the marksmanship of Mozart’s mad but magical music” Lifschitz said. “The performers draw upon the frenzied, frantic and thrilling man himself turning the stage into a classical explosion of eclectic sounds and extraordinary visuals, all while wearing powder puff wigs!” Suitable for the whole family (kids aged 3+), this new production runs for 60 thrilling, totally wigged out, minutes. Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus will be at Frankston Arts Centre on Thursday 8 July, with performances at 11am and 2.30pm. Book at or call 03 9784 1060. Frankston Times

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Of Mental Gymnastics and Grouch Marx By Stuart McCullough GROUCHO Marx once said he’d never want to join any club that’d have him as a member. To the best of my knowledge, Groucho Marx never joined a gym. That might be a pretty big assumption on my part, but I just can’t imagine Groucho doing a burpee or cutting loose on the elliptical trainer. (That said, if invited to do a burpee, I’m pretty sure I know how Groucho would respond.) Besides, gyms generally frown upon cigars, even if unlit. However, this has emerged as a rare point of difference between Groucho and me. That’s because I have now joined a gym. It’s been ages since I was a member of anything. The fault is not entirely mine – frankly, it’s fair to say that Video Ezy left me, rather than the other way around. It has to be said that there are lots of different types of gyms, each with their own emphasis. Around me, some gyms that are all about the muscles. Those are not for me. That’s largely because you’re expected to have something of a muscle base to work from and can’t, as I would prefer, to rent them at an hourly rate. Some are combat-oriented, but they struggle to advertise as the first rule of Fight Club is still that you don’t talk about Fight Club. Others are bicyclecentric, but despite assurances that classes are as simple as riding a bike, it’s been about three decades since I sat astride my Malvern Star BMX and I’m afraid I’d be the only one requesting training wheels, much less wearing a helmet. My needs are simple – I just want to be around like-minded people. It’s like

Me. At the gym. Yesterday.

that Morrissey song, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, there’s something about being around people that’s important. Mind you, Morrissey says a lot of things but, at least, on this, we agree. Some things have changed. Instead of something akin to an audition,

I was invited to attend a ‘tour’. Naturally, I dressed for the occasion, donning my Kenny G ‘Moment of Truth’ Tour t-shirt and matching silk jacket from 1988. As I entered the gym, I was immediately struck by the sounds of Kenny G wafting from the speakers.

Clearly, I was going to fit right in. I’ll be honest – I always feel like something like an imposter at these places. I don’t know what all the equipment is for and I’m certainly not across all the moves. I live in fear that I’ll be mid-workout when somebody points out that I’m facing the wrong way for the particular apparatus I’m using. Or upside down. Indeed, there’s no end to types of humiliations I imagine for myself. But it all came flooding back. Certain actions and events hold a mirror up to society. Gyms hold a mirror up to everything; you can’t turn around without running into yourself. On the up side, it makes the place look fuller than it actually is. As Kenny’s sweet, sweet saxophone filled the air, I took it as an omen and signed up on the spot. It’s probably been about fifteen years between gyms for me. The exception has been hotel gyms, which I love, because the equipment is always new (with detailed explanations on how to use it) and they’re almost always empty. This, for me, is perfect. No judgment. But despite it being a long time between vitamin-laden drinks, I’ve not been idle. In between, I’ve done a lot of running. As a kid, I was pretty much indifferent to exercise. Now it’s rare that a day goes by without me going for a run. Despite all that practice, I’m not sure I’m any better at it; even when I start, I look like someone who’s already completed a marathon and is on the verge of collapse. Some people seem to have springs in their legs. Not me. Mine are anchors that resist my attempts to move forward. In short, I struggle. To put this in context, this week I was


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Bombers’ season boosted by big comeback win DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON Bombers upset Bonbeach in a thriller at Greg Beck Oval on Saturday. The Bombers had to work hard to secure the four points, overcoming a 25 point half-time deficit. They couldn’t afford to let any of their opportunities slip, claiming victory by scoring nine goals in the second half without a behind. Frankston Bombers ended up winning by just two points 12.3 (75) to 10.13 (73). Ryan Marks-Logan was Frankston’s finest with a three goal performance. Joseph Fisscher impressed for Bonbeach with a three goal effort of his own. Edithvale-Aspendale are finally off the mark in 2021. They won their first game for the season by defeating Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. Edi-Asp held a lead throughout the day, but the contest was close. Heading into the final term the Pythons trailed by five. Pines only managed to kick one goal in the final term. EdithvaleAspendale held their nerve, and ran out 11 point winners 9.5 (59) to 12.8 (80). Nick Carlon, Blake Ross, and Sam

Bulldogs bite Seagulls, Kangaroos keep winning By Brodie Cowburn MORNINGTON’S good start to the 2021 season continued with a win over Chelsea on Saturday. The Seagulls got off to an early lead, taking a 15 point advantage into quarter time. By the half time break, Mornington had grabbed hold of the lead. The Bulldogs led by just two points heading into the final term, but held on

to claim a hard-fought win. Mornington defeated Chelsea 7.9 (51) to 9.7 (61). Jackson Calder kicked three goals for the Bulldogs. Matthew Caine was named best-on-ground. Langwarrin’s undefeated run in 2021 remains intact after a big win over Crib Point. The Kangaroos had little trouble dispatching the Magpies. They ended up winning comfortably 9.8 (62) to 20.12 (132).

Joshua Dormer was one of Langwarrin’s best. He scored three goals on the day. Devon Meadows came from behind in the final quarter to defeat Karingal by six points at Ballam Park Reserve. The Bulls led by seven heading into the final quarter, but were overrun by the impressive Panthers. Tyabb were held scoreless in the first half of what turned into a miserable clash against Somerville on Saturday.

Seaford’s strong start still going in women's division SEWF PREMIER

By Brodie Cowburn SEAFORD’S undefeated start to the 2021 SEWF Premier division season has continued. Seaford took on Frankston at Skybus Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers were absolutely dominant throughout the afternoon. The Dolphins couldn't get near Seaford. They went the whole game without hitting the scoreboard. The final score read Seaford 10.8 (68) to Frankston 0. Lauren Field impressed for Seaford again. She kicked three goals. Tyabb fell short of victory in a hard-fought matchup against Eastern Devils on Friday night. Bunguyan Reserve played host to the two

sides. The Devils got out to an early lead, and held on for the rest of the night. Tyabb ended up losing by just 11 points - 2.6 (18) to 4.5 (29). Sophie Phillips and Claire Burgess were the Yabbies’ goalscorers. At Alexandra Park, Mornington struggled against Coburg Lions. Coburg looked the better side all day. The Bulldogs only hit the scoreboard once in the second half of the match, as the Lions ran away with it. Coburg Lions secured the points with a 3.1 (19) to 10.15 (75) win. Mt Eliza had another tough day, falling to St Kilda Sharks 15.14 (104) to 0.1 (1). Georgia Harris booted six for the Sharks.

NEXT WEEK’S GAMES MPNFL Division One Seniors Saturday 22 May, 2021 Sorrento Vs Frankston Bombers, 2PM – David McFarlane Reserve Mt Eliza Vs Dromana, 2PM – Emil Madsen Reserve Frankston YCW Vs Rosebud, 2PM – John Coburn Oval Bonbeach Vs Pines, 2PM – Oval 1 Bonbeach Recreation Reserve Edithvale-Aspendale Vs Red Hill, 2PM – Regents Park MPNFL Division Two Seniors Saturday 22 May, 2021 Mornington Vs Crib Point, 2PM – Alexandra Park Karingal Vs Seaford, 2PM – Ballam Park Reserve Tyabb Vs Chelsea, 2PM – Bunguyan Reserve Pearcedale Vs Hastings, 2PM – Pearcedale Recreation Reserve Somerville Vs Devon Meadows, 2PM – Somerville Recreation Reserve Langwarrin Vs Rye, 2PM – Lloyd Park

Flying high: Frankston YCW secured their spot on top of the ladder after defeating Red Hill by 29 points. Picture: Craig Barrett


Monaghan were Edithvale-Aspendale’s best. The club celebrated its 100th birthday this week. Sorrento were at their best on Saturday, defeating Dromana is an impressive display. A six goals to zero third term put the game beyond all doubt. Sorrento won by 65 points - 8.8 (56) to 17.19 (121). Nick Corp was best afield, booting four goals for the Sharks. James Hallahan and Shannon Gladman kicked three each. Frankston YCW secured their spot on top of the ladder with a win over Red Hill on Saturday. The Stonecats defeated the Hillmen by 29 points. Mt Eliza scored a good win on the road against Rosebud, winning 9.6 (60) to 11.15 (81).

The result was never in question, as Somerville flexed their muscle against the Yabbies. Somerville won by 133 points 3.1 (19) to 21.26 (152). Somerville’s Ryan Gillis kicked more than double Tyabb’s total on his own. He scored seven majors. Seaford and Hastings rounded out the winner’s list with victories over Pearcedale and Rye respectively.

SEWF Premier Saturday 22 May, 2021 Seaford Vs Mornington, 2PM – Norm Cathie Reserve Sunday 23 May, 2021 Coburg Lions Vs Tyabb, 12PM – Jackson Reserve Eastern Devils Vs St. Kilda Sharks, 2:00PM – Mulgrave Reserve Mt Eliza Vs Frankston, 2PM – Emil Madsen Reserve

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CJ powers Pines’ comeback SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines staged a stunning comeback on Saturday at Fawkner Park to maintain its push towards the State 3 South-East championship. When South Yarra striker Leo Holmes scored his second goal in the 27th minute the home side was cruising with a 3-0 lead and Pines looked dead and buried. Earlier in the season Pines had been tipped to emulate newly crowned Scottish champions Rangers and go through the season undefeated but now they were staring at successive losses and the chasing pack was closing in. “To be honest we were totally outplayed in the first 30 minutes,” Pines head coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor said. “South Yarra were really well organised and they had a game plan and we kept getting caught out.” Taylor had been forced to go into the contest without injured players Simon Webster and Hamraz Zanoozi while Alex Roberts and Danny Waddup were unavailable. But just when there seemed no way back for the title favourite South Yarra keeper Nathan Slowey clashed with star Pines striker Tito Vodowaqa. Slowey was given a straight red in the 34th minute for violent conduct but the scoreline remained firmly in South Yarra’s favour as the teams headed to the rooms at half-time. No-one could have envisaged the dramatic turnaround in this contest that was about to take place. CJ Hodgson has spent most of his playing career at Pines and his impact on the second half was crucial to what unfolded. He converted two penalties, scored an amazing long-range goal and provided an assist for Savenaca Baledrokadroka’s goal as Pines eventually ran out a 4-3 victor. “I’ve never coached at senior level and been involved in a comeback like that,” Taylor said. “I have no idea how CJ made such clean contact for his effort from outside the box. “He was in the middle of the mud patch and slipped as he went to strike

Back from the brink: Frankston Pines’ longest serving senior player CJ Hodgson scored a second-half hat-trick and set up another goal against South Yarra on Saturday. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

the ball.” That goal made it 3-3 and the improbable became the possible in the second minute of injury time when Hodgson’s second penalty hit the mark. In NPL2 Langwarrin returned from CB Smith Reserve on Friday night with a well-earned point after a 1-1 draw with Pascoe Vale. The home side led in the 36th minute after a long crossfield ball to the left from Naeem Rashimi picked out Ayden Mustedanagic who seemed to have knocked the ball too far forward. This allowed Langy right back Jeremy Min Fa to take prime position to

gain possession but in a flash Mustedanagic won back the ball then hammered a low left-foot shot past Langy keeper Fraser MacLaren. Tom Youngs played a pivotal role in Langy’s equaliser in the 58th minute. Within a minute of replacing Damir Stoilovic in the second half Youngs was tripped inside the area and converted from the spot. Langy had been active in the transfer market in the week leading up to this clash and had signed Lucas Portelli from Oakleigh Cannons, winger Luke Gallo from Mazenod and midfielder Slaven Vranesevic from Manningham United.

Wayne Wallace was injured during the warm-up forcing Langy to shuffle its starting line-up with Portelli taking on Wallace’s role in midfield while Gallo came off the bench in the second period. Alex Kubenko has left Langy and returned to Springvale White Eagles. In State 1 South-East Mornington drew 2-2 with Richmond at Dallas Brooks Park on Saturday. All the goals came in the first half with Sam Scott getting both Mornington goals with strikes from outside the area. Mornington now heads the table by three points from Malvern City but Boroondara-Carey Eagles who inflicted Mornington’s only league loss the previous week are now just four points behind with two games in hand. In State 2 Peninsula Strikers won 3-1 against Knox City at Centenary Park on Saturday while Skye United was without injured quartet Daniel Attard, Caleb Nicholes, Dean Piemonte and Alex Rojas and went down 2-0 at home to Collingwood City. Knox took an early lead when Strikers were caught with a ball over the top but they levelled in the 15th minute when Riley Anderton crossed from the left for an Aaran Currie tap in. Strikers took a 2-1 lead into the break after Ben Doree finished from a tight angle in the 42nd minute and Currie turned provider in the 65th minute when his through ball set up Doree who rounded Knox keeper Mustafa Zahir and sealed the deal. In State 4 Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United had the better of Saturday’s opening exchanges against Baxter at Baxter Park dominating possession and forcing the home side onto the back foot. Mitch Lander scored the only goal of the contest in the 18th minute when Baxter keeper James Foster couldn’t deal with Lander’s left-foot strike only managing to palm the ball into the bottom corner. But Lander was forced off in the 30th minute with a knee injury and there was a noticeable momentum shift. This continued in the second half and only the heroics of Seaford keeper Hayden Hicks and the woodwork kept

the home side at bay and at the final whistle Baxter was left lamenting its loss when it could so easily have taken something from this match. In State 4’s other derby Chelsea recorded its second win of the league season when it defeated visitors Somerville Eagles 2-0 on Friday night. William Ong scored both of Chelsea’s goals in the second half, the first a header past Somerville keeper Nathan Brown and the second when he got clear onto a through ball and beat Brown in a one-on-one. In State 5 all three local sides lost last weekend. Aspendale Stingrays went down 1-0 to league leader Hampton Park United, Rosebud lost 4-1 at home to Pakenham United with Chris Parry scoring for the ’Buds while Mount Martha went down 3-1 at home to Knox United despite Ethan Sanderson opening the scoring in the first minute of play. Please note that Mornington has a bye this weekend. NEXT WEEK’S GAMES Friday 21 May, 8.30pm: Skye Utd v Peninsula Strikers – Skye Recreation Reserve Saturday 22 May, 3pm: Langwarrin v Kingston City – Lawton Reserve Somerville Eagles v Baxter – Tyabb Central Reserve Seaford Utd v Keysborough – North Seaford Reserve Aspendale Stingrays v Mentone – Jack Grut Reserve Mount Martha v South East Utd – Civic Reserve Bunyip District v Rosebud – Bunyip Recreation Reserve Saturday 22 May, 5pm: Springvale City v Chelsea – Ross Reserve Saturday 22 May, 7pm: Frankston Pines v Diamond Valley Utd – Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve

Brooklyn lands well-deserved Group success HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou FLASHY mare Brooklyn Hustle has broken through for Stakes class success in Adelaide for training partnership Jason Warren and Dean Krongold on Saturday 15 May. The four-year-old daughter of Starspangledbanner has always promised plenty with her fast-finishing sprints in Group One company but has never quite had the luck go her way to secure the victory. But, the drop back in class to the Group Three Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) on Saturday proved successful as she dashed up the inside rail for jockey Jamie Kah and ran away with the spoils. Despite being slow away from the barriers, Brooklyn Hustle still proved too classy for her opposition winning by one-and-a-half lengths over the Levi Kavanagh-trained Wild Vixen, with John McArdle’s ever-consistent mare Humma Humma finishing off well for third.


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Break through: Brooklyn Hustle wins the Group Three Proud Miss Stakes after some quality runs in Group One contests. Picture: Supplied

Mornington-based co-trainer Jason Warren said it was terrific to see her finally break-through for Stakes success. “She’s been putting the writing on the wall,” Warren said. “We thought she’d come here and

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do this but you always want to see them get the job done. She’s obviously had some rapts on her, she’s always the one flashing home but when she was a bit slow away today, I thought ‘oh god, don’t tell me it’s going to happen in this race as well’.”

Sitting on the mare for the first time at the races, inform jockey Jamie Kah continued her remarkable run of late and brought up her 11th winner from her last 18 rides. Kah was thrilled to see the Rosemont Stud-owned mare be rewarded with a well-earned win. “There’s not one more horse out there that deserves it more than her,” Kah said post-race. “She’s run some amazing races in some really good Group Ones and she really deserved that today. I was [concerned] coming out of the gates. I had my heart in my mouth. She jumped and slipped and actually lost her back end for a few strides so she’s done a massive effort to pick up and run on like that.” Warren said Brooklyn Hustle will now head to Queensland with the ultimate aim being next month’s Group One Tattersalls Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm. It’s the end of an era for another talented Mornington-trained mare as John McArdle’s Humma Humma

bowed out with another placing in the Proud Miss Stakes, having won the event last year. McArdle said it was an honour to train the mare who always fronted up in every race she contested. She ends her career with the Group Three win to her name as well as being 12-times Stakes placed. “She’s been very good so it’s a little bit bitter sweet but she’s done everything we could’ve asked of her,” McArdle said. “She’s been an incredibly consistent mare and she goes out there and tries which is why she’s a stable favourite. She goes out every time and she gives it everything she’s got. It’s a bit of a heavy heart but hopefully her two sisters that we’ve got in the stable can reach her level. She’s been a good horse to train.” One of the sisters, Tycoon Humma, is already a Listed winner and is unbeaten from two careers starts.


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Rupture of the ACL is one of the most common injuries in professional and amateur sport. Photo: Sam Sangster

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