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world news had a decorated parliamentary career, playing a vital role in dismantling the White Australia Policy, overseeing major reforms to Australian banking system, was the Minister responsible for the establishment of the Reserve Bank, introduced decimal currency and played a key role in the 1967 referendum that ensured full-blood Aborigines could now be counted in the national census,” Mr Hunt said. “The disappearance of Harold Holt off the coast of Cheviot Beach captured the imagination of a nation and is a moment that is entrenched into not only our nation’s history, but into our local history.” Mr Hunt said Nepean Historical Society would hold the $50,000 “in trust” for a memorial, with the final design being agreed on by the Holt family, the Harold Holt Memorial Committee and Parks Victoria. Liberal Party candidate for Nepean and one of the organisers of Sunday’s service Russell Joseph said it was “fitting here [to] remember Mr Holt as a progressive and dynamic Liberal leader who, among other

Kids die in hot cars campaign heats up

In deep: An undersea plaque in honour of Harold Holt. Picture: Brett Illingworth

Remembering fateful day: Portsea lifesavers Julian Hunt and Ian McEachern – here with Harold Holt’s son Sam - were the first on the scene in 1967 at Cheviot Beach, Portsea. Picture: Hugh Fraser

achievements presided over the 1967 referendum giving recognition to Aboriginal Australians, building a significant bridge towards reconciliation”. “The Indigenous story at this place is both beautiful and tragic as it was from here that Bunurong women were kidnapped and taken by sealers working these waters of Bass Strait. The sense of loss for their community remains significant today and has had a lasting impact upon them,” he said. “A similar sentiment today may be shared by us, as in the ocean behind us a tragic loss unfolded which had a

profound effect on modern Australia’s political and cultural history, but which principally remains today, a family tragedy.” The weeks preceding the service were also somewhat when all three levels of government – federal, state and municipal – refused to pay towards the memorial service, which was only saved when the Victorian Liberal Party offered to pay. The federal government has now promised a more fitting memorial than the stone cairn and plaque in the sand dunes overlooking Cheviot Beach and the plaque fastened by divers to the reef off the beach.

FRANKSTON South has been named as the fifth highest hotspot across the state for ambulance callouts to free children stuck in cars. A new Victorian government Don’t Leave Kids In Cars campaign, featuring former AFL Richmond player Matthew Richardson himself a new father, will urge parents and carers not to leave babies, toddlers and children in cars alone in any circumstances. The government says that four children a day in Victoria are put at risk of serious heat-related injury or death by being left unattended in parked cars. A car’s temperature can more than double within minutes, meaning on a typical summer day the temperature inside a parked car can quickly become 20-30 degrees hotter than outside. Youngsters’ body temperatures rise three to five times faster than an adult’s, meaning they are at greater risk of life-threatening heatstroke, de-

hydration and organ damage when left in a car. “There’s no excuse and no exceptions – our most precious valuables, our children, should never be left in the car,” Victorian Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos said. “Hot summer days can kill, and even on a milder day in the mid-20s, the temperature inside a parked vehicle can easily get to 20 to 30 degrees hotter than outside. “Don’t let a moment of complacency or frustration put your loved ones at risk – always take them with you.” The Don’t Leave Kids In Cars message is a state government, Kidsafe and Ambulance Victoria campaign. The top 10 postcodes for callouts were Werribee (43 callouts), Narre Warren (42), Tarneit (41), Pakenham (38), Frankston South (34), Roxburgh Park (33), Cranbourne (31), Ballarat (28), Melton (26) and Preston (23).

Sunset Cinema comes to Mornington Racecourse options from the Mornington Racecourse team, and a stocked beer and wine bar for the parents. Supported by local businesses Jacobs & Lowe, Steller and Peninsula Kids, and set upon the lush grounds of the racecourse, it will be a fantastic evening to get outdoors and enjoy the summer weather. Book your tickets now at https://

THE Mornington Racecourse Sunset Cinema experience returns to the Peninsula this summer in January. Popping up on Friday January 12, Sunset Cinema at Mornington Racecourse is a one night only outdoor cinema event perfect for the whole family. In addition to the feature film, Despicable me 3, screening from 7pm, there’ll also be rides and activities for the kids, catering and snack bar


Big turnout expected for exhibition THE Peninsula Woodturners Guild’s “Woodturning in the Park” Exhibition will run from 18-23 January 2018 10am to 4pm each day. Entry is free, as is parking in the grounds of the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. Items will also be offered for sale. Demonstrations of woodturning will be held at the Club’s Studio and workshop which is located within the grounds of the Sculpture Park. Woodturning is an age-old craft done largely by hand. As the lathe turns and spins a piece of wood, it is shaped by hand, using a chisel. This process brings out fantastic colours and grains in the wood and can be displayed in beautiful ways. The technique of spinning wood on the lathe produces sculptural and artistic items, alongside utilitarian ones such as bowls, platters, pens etc. Demonstrations on the day will have a variety of items showcased. This is your chance to get close to the maker, have your queries answered, or to get in touch with makers for a commissioned piece, be it a wall hanging sculptural piece, clock, or a handcrafted component for your chair/rocking chair, wooden tables etc. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy this rare opportunity to get your hands on a handcrafted item, using an age-old craft. In an age filled with cheap, disposable and machine-made items, a craft that goes back centuries is definitely something to behold. If your interest lies beyond being a buyer, and you’d like to join the Guild to have a go yourself, you can download the application form the website The Guild was formed in 1984 with objectives of: n Bringing people together interested in all facets of the craft; n Expanding the interest in the craft by developing the talents of members through lectures, demonstrations and workshop experience; and n Bring the craft to the wider population through exhibitions, workshops etc

Peninsula Woodturners Guild Presents

Woodturning In The Park 2018 At McClelland Sculpture Park Thursday 18 January - Tuesday 23 January 10.00am to 4.00pm


PWG Studio, McClelland Sculpture Park McClelland Drive, Langwarrin Demonstrations Items for Sale Free Entry Membership grew from humble beginnings to over 200 and the Guild now has its own demonstration/meeting area with audio visual facilities and a dedicated workshop with a number of lathes and associated equipment where training sessions are held for members under the guidance of tutors 6 days per week.

Frankston Times 8 January 2018


8 January 2018  
8 January 2018  

Frankston Times 8 January 2018