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Gibber VOLUME 69 - ISSUE 27

Gabber FRIDAY, 10TH AUGUST 2018

Woolworths to donate all fresh food profits for drought relief T hi s S aturday, A u g u st 1 1 , Wo o l wo rth s Ro x by D o wn s al o n g wi th othe r st ores arou n d t h e n a t i o n w i l l b e do n ati n g al l pro f i ts f ro m f res h f o od sa le s t o sup p or t dro u g h t - a ff e c t e d A u s s i e f arm ers do i n g i t to u g h . This means that all profits on fruit and veg, meat, the chilled section, bakery and deli, will go towards helping Aussie farmers through Buy a Bale of Hay - Making a difference to Australian Farming Families. It follows Woolworths’ initial $1.5 million donation, which is helping Rural Aid deliver more hay, essential items and counselling support services to farmers in need. “The Australian farming community is a resilient one, but there is an urgent need for ongoing support for farmers who continue to do it tough during this drought,” Charles Alder Rural Aid CEO said.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of the Woolworths store teams and customers over the past week.” “Since the supermarket came on board as a partner with their initial $1.5 million donation and opened up fundraising channels in their stores, we’ve been able to provide more certainty to hundreds of farmers who have reached out to us in urgent need of feed for their livestock.” “Additionally we’ve been able to increase vital counselling services available for farming families in regional communities.”

Tanya Al-Chaher Roxby Downs supermarket’s assistant store manager is humbled by her customers and team who rally behind those impacted by the drought. “Woolworths customers have recently raised over one million dollars for Rural Aids ‘Buy a Bale of Hay’ appeal through our checkouts nationwide.” “This generosity is making a real difference in rural communities, and has inspired us to build on our support of Rural Aids vital work.” Customers can also donate directly to the Buy a Bale appeal in store.

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Letters to the Editor The Woomera Board representing the community

BERNIE MCCARTHY

RUSS SQUIRE

CHAIRPERSON

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

TOURISM

THEATRE OFFICER

HEATHER CLELAND

AIDAN HARRIS

SECRETRY WOOMERA BOARD

HEALTH

The opinions expressed in Letters to the Editor do not represent the views of the Woomera Board. It is the right of all to correspond with the Gibber Gabber. Letters will be edited for spelling, grammatical errors and style and may be edited for length if needed. Letters will be rejected if they are too long, abusive or cover a subject that has been exhausted. They will be published only when they include the author’s name, address and contact details. If the author has a genuine reason for remaining anonymous, he or she must still provide details to allow the Editor to discuss the matter with them. The Editor reserves the right to contact letter writers to establish authenticity. Deadline for articles is 10am Wednesdays unless negotiated with the Secretary Woomera Board. E-mail: gibber.gabber@bigpond.com Layout: Chani Richardson Next board meeting: TBA

Useful Numbers Emergency 000 Fire Station General 8674 3225

ANTHONY TRELOAR

KEVIN HIND

HARMONY KENNEY

VACANT

POSTAL ADDRESS: Dewrang Avenue Woomera, SA 5720 EMAIL: gibber.gabber@bigpond.com PHONE: (08) 8673 7650

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Eldo Hotel 8673 7867

Woomera Area School 8673 7287

Freight Enquiries 0417 430 541

Woomera Clinic 8673 7100

Heritage Centre 8673 7042

Base Services Support Centre 1300 658 975

Kids Help Line 1800 551 800

Poisons Information 13 11 26 DCW 1300 333 362

Royal Flying Doctors 1800 733 772 VACANT

Spuds Roadhouse 8673 7473

Police Station 8673 7244

Broadspectrum 8674 3260

VACANT

Bureau of Meteorology 8673 7271

Veolia 0429 294 808

Woomera Board 8673 7650 5RRR FM 0421 567 545 Travellers Village & Cudgee Bar 8673 7800

Outback Diner 8673 7768

Woomera Village Store 8673 7766

Outback Data & Communications 8673 7029

Australia Post 8673 7275

PA & CI Martin 8673 7209

Pimba Service Centre 0418 378 994

B&A Recycling 0407 186 505 Razzcon Services 8673 6105 RSL Bowling Club 8673 7596

AA Taxation & Accounting: Pearl Squire 0408 117 043

24-hour health advice line: 1800 022 222 health direct Australia Kids’ Helpline:

1800 551 800

24-hour support


Buy a Bale of hay THEIR STORY In June 2013 after reading the plight of Queensland farmers who were destroying their cattle and some being forced off their land, Charles Alder found he needed to do something about this problem. Coming from a family committed to helping others Charles and wife Tracy decided they needed to find out how best they could help those in this terrible situation. After making calls to agriculture industry groups and speaking to others, and with a lifetime of experience in marketing, it was decided to create a fundraising program that explained exactly what Australians could do to help.

Why not ask Australian’s to “Buy a Bale of Hay“. Through a number of business contacts, thank you Bartercard, an approach was made to Sunrise the Channel 7 morning program to participate in a hay drive. Since this hay drive in September 2013, the program has delivered over 160,000 bales of hay across 4 states. Today the Buy a Bale campaign is part of the charity Rural Aid, formed by Charles and Tracy to expand services and support to rural communities not only suffering through natural disasters but communities that need help remaining in existence, our rural communities are disappearing and need help. In one of the driest countries on the planet, there will always be farmers who need assistance feeding their animals. The Buy a Bale program will be here to provide that assistance. Thank you Australia for helping us make our vision happen.

Southern Cross Outreach Observatory Project (SCOOP) will visit Andamooka during science week for public outreach astronomy MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018 SCOOP Event: 1:30 - 4:30: Viewing of the Sun 4:30 - 6:30: Break 6:30 - 9:30: Night sky viewing ( Planets , star custers) Viewing is free. Please dress appropriately for cold weather. The event will proceed regardless of weather. Sky viewing will be subject to the clarity of sky. This event is supported by Andamooka Observatory, Woomera Baker Observatory, Arid Recovery and the Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association Incorporated (APOMA). Charlie & Co. Coffee Van will have delicious brews available till late We encourage stargazers to crack out their camp oven curries and stay the night at the Andamooka Campground. Bring BYO: firewood, torches, snacks and beverages.

Dr Muhammad Akbar Hussain

Director, Southern Cross Outreach Observatory Project, 0478144483

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Not just a hollow string of words, but a solemn oath taken every year by millions of men, in support of the White Ribbon Campaign. I implore each and every reader and indeed the community of Woomera, to come together on the 25 November to support this campaign the purpose of which is the ending of violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. It was formed by a group of profeminist men in London, Ontario Canada in 1991 as a response to the Ecole Polytechnique massacre of 19 female students by Marc Lepine in 1989. The campaign was intended to raise awareness about the prevalence of male violence

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against women, with the ribbon symbolizing “the idea of men giving up their arms”. Active in over 60 countries, the movement seeks to promote healthy relationships, gender equity, and a compassionate vision of masculinity. Much of their work centres around gender violence which includes educating and mentoring young men about issues such as violence and gender equality. Men and boys are encouraged to wear white ribbons as a symbol of their opposition to violence against women. They are particularly encouraged to wear these during White Ribbon week which starts on 25th November which is the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan was once quoted, “Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace”. It is truly a sad reflection of humanity that one in three girls worldwide will, in her

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lifetime, suffer violence directed at her simply because she is female. In fact violence against women has become as much a pandemic as HIV/AIDS or malaria. This is generally downplayed by the public at large and as such, does not always receive adequate funding to assist in education and understanding with the end goal to be the eradication of violence towards women. When you look up the statistics surrounding domestic violence and non-physical abuse it demonstrates how prevalent violence against women in Australia is. Following are some important statistics from the White Ribbon website, highlighting ratio and frequency of issues facing women in the community. •

One in Three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by someone known to them;

One in Five women over 18 have been stalked during their lifetime;

One in Five women experience harassment within the workplace;


TAKE THE PLEDGE

Over 12 months, on average, one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner;

1 in 2 Aboriginal and Torres strait Islanders report an experience of image-based abuse;

Domestic and family violence is the principle cause of homelessness for women and their children;

1 in 5 Australians have experienced image-based abuse;

Indigenous women and girls are 35 times more likely than the wider female population to be hospitalised due to family violence;

Women between 18 and 35 are more likely to experience violence than women overall;

A woman killed by her partner is most likely to be killed in her home;

Women who have experienced intimate partner violence face higher health costs;

In Australia, one in four children are exposed to domestic violence;

2 in 5 assaults reported to police in 2016 were family or domestic violence-related;

1 in 3 victims of sexual assault that reported to police were assaulted by an intimate partner or family member in 2016; 1 in 2 Australians with a disability report an experience of image-based abuse;

Victims of image-based abuse experience high levels of psychological distress;

1 in 3 young people aged 16 – 19 years report an experience of image based abuse;

Intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to death, disability & ill-health in Australian women aged 15-44;

Statistics indicate the rate of domestic violence is higher in rural and regional areas;

Violence against women in the workplace impacts on the organisational climate and employees’ sense of wellbeing;

Exposure to domestic violence is a recognised form of child abuse;

Childhood exposure to intimate partner violence increases a child’s risk of developing mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties;

Domestic violence reduces an employees’ ability to perform tasks in the workplace;

Violence against women is estimated to cost the Australian economy $21.7 billion a year; and

Perpetrators use communication technologies to control and abuse women.

As November approaches, I encourage everyone to support this great course in a series of planned events, cumulating with a community event planned for the 25 November. If members of the community would like to assist and put forward ideas please contact the below. A schedule of events will follow in upcoming additions of the Gibber.

Mark Devers 0417801947

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Woomera Darts League ROUND 16, 1 AUGUST 2018

teams

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games lost

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Jazza Power

24

79

56

161

90

178.9

Golf Club

22

70

65

149

100

149.0

Rockets

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48

87

115

137

83.9

Village White

2

27

108

71

169

42.0

THIS WEEK’S RESULTS Rockets

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Golf Club

Jazza Power

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Village White (forfeit)

HIGHEST AGGREGATES Team

Total

Male

Total

Female

Total

Junior

Total

Golf Club

14578

Kris Strawbridge

5075

Kieran Budden

498

Kain Jarvis

548

Jazza Power

13774

William Hitchins

4481

Chani Richardson

119

Kye Jarvis

462

Rockets

10691

Nigel Wilson

3706

Fiona Doyle

99

MOST PEGOUTS Male

Total

Female

Total

Junior

Total

Ben Richardson

39

Chani Richardson

16

Kye Jarvis

8

Joe Blatchford

37

Kieran Budden

8

Kain Jarvis

5

Will Hitchins

34

Kassie Jones

4

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Junior

Total

Greg Budden

301

Chani Richardson

119

Kain Jarvis

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HIGHEST PEGOUT

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Total

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Paul Strawbridge

95

Chani Richardson

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Kye Jarvis

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WOOMERA DARTS LEAGUE ROUND 18 15TH AUGUST 2018 VILLAGE WHITE VS GOLF CLUB at the Golf Club THE ROCKETS VS JAZZA POWER at the RSL

GOLF CLUB DOWN THE FAIRWAY By the Pasty Putter Cool, windy winter conditions greeted the players for last Sundays golfing which was a 2-person stroke ambrose event. Winners of the day went to Joe Blatchford & Wally Broome with 78 of the stick for a net 64, and the runners-up accolades went to Greg Budden & Aidan Harris with 85 of the stick for a net 71. Longest drives went to Greg Budden on hole 3, Wally Broome on hole 16 and there were no nearest to pins. The birdies nest will also prosper as hole 15 was drawn from the barrel and no birds were recorded for this hole.

If you aren’t on a team yet and would like to join one please contact:

The Woomera Open is on this Saturday with the format being a two-person Ambrose event played over 18 holes with $1,500 of prizes up for grabs. The draw and Calcutta will be conducted Friday evening at the Woomera Sports Club. The Golf club will be open from 0830 on Saturday with Tee off from 0900.

Ellen: 0417 377 694 Aiden: 0438810197

Well, that’s all the Jibber for this week, so until next week I’ll see you in the bunker or the 19th and remember winners are grinners!

$10 for registration & $5 to play

Woomera Golf Club 2018 Open P R O U D LY S P O N S O R E D B Y: PA & C I M a r t i n a n d Spuds Roadhouse 18 Hole 2-Person Ambrose (No experience required) Come play the prestigious “Saltbush Meadows” course SATURDAY AUG 11, $25.00 ENTRY FEE PER PLAYER TEE OFF FROM 9.00AM, CLUBHOUSE OPEN FROM 8.30AM Includes Light Lunch, Dinner & Green Fees - $1,500 in prizes Nomination’s To: Greg Budden 0417 821 662 or Wally Broome 041 981 3978

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Important notice WOOMERA STREET LIGHTS Recent inclement weather has highlighted some integrity concerns with Woomera street lighting – the last 6 months have reflected a number of light poles coming down in high winds.

MAIN AUCTION SALE 60 MERINO & POLL MERINO RAMS PLUS PRIVATE SELECTION

Broadspectrum are in the process of identifying any further risks with the Woomera street lights for removal or rectification.

FRIDAY 31TH AUGUST 2018 AT 2PM INSPECTION ON PROPERTY FROM 12PM

Woomera residents are asked to contact Broadspectrum Housing Office with any concerns.

646 Willowie Road, Wilmington SA

All Enquiries to: Benjamin Bury – 0427 820 696 Bevin Bury – 0459 105 088

CLASSER: Cousins Merino Services

SPORTS CLUB

WOOMERA RSL

Wednesday Bar open when darts are on

The RSL regret to inform the community that The RSL will not be open for this week

Friday from 5pm and meals from 6pm Meal Options: beef and mushroom pie, shepards pie or spicy bbq chicken wings served with chips and salads 2018 Membership Prices Single $15 - Family $25 We look forward to seeing you all for a meal, a drink or two and some friendly conversation. Don’t forget the members draw. See you there!!!

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GOLF CLUB DOWN THE FAIRWAY By the Pasty Putter Sunday 18-holes with the competition to be decided on the day. Tee off from 7.30am - All welcome The Golf Club bar is open from midday on Sunday’s and 7pm on darts nights serving icy cold refreshments and hot pies; Golfie’s the place to be!


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Weekly Community Events MON D AY Fitness Class from 5pm at the School Gym Contact Libby Smith Draper - 0412 802 844

Country Fire Service Training

Woomera Thrift Store

For information or to join a team

Open from 10am

Contact Aidan Harris - 0417 966 994 or Ellen Budden - 0417 377 694

S UNDAY S

T HUR S DAY S

Golf Club

RSL Bowling Club

at the CFS station at 6.30pm for adults

Bar Open from 5.30pm to 9pm

Contact Cheryle Hill on 0467 050 751

F R I DAY S

TU ES D AYS

Sports Club

Hobby Club from 7pm at the old Variety Store Contact Russ Squire - 0408 824 296

Craft Group from 7pm at the 4 Gundawarra St

Service at 10am in Roxby Downs.

Catholic Church

From 5pm to 7pm

Service at the St Michael’s church on Banool Avenue by arrangement.

S AT UR DAY W.O.W - Outdoor Fitness Class

Contact School - 8673 7287

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Eldo Hotel Happy Hour

(weather dependant see facebook for updates)

from 5pm at the School

Contact Wally Broome on 041 981 3978

Contact Kara Brown on 0428 866 977

from 7:30pm - by appointment for groups

Yoga

7.30am tee off unless otherwise advertised Located at the Golf Club, Tech Area Road.

Bar open from 5pm Meals from 6pm

Woomera Baker Observatory

Contact Ellen Budden - 0417 377 694

WEDN ES D AYS

Darts Night

from 8am at the o’donoghue oval – woomera sports club

For more information contact 8671 0499.

E V E RY DAY Cudgee Bar Opens from 4pm at the Woomera Traveller’s Village and Caravan Park

Contact Libby Smith Draper - 0412 802 844

Village Store

Eldo Hotel

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Continental Breakfast

8am – 6pm

7am - 9am Daily

8am – 7.30pm

Dinner

Home to the Bowling Alley, Museum, Souvenir Shop & Outback Diner for cooked breakfast and lunch

Saturday & Sunday

6 pm til 8.30 pm Daily Bookings for large groups preferred

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday & Thursday

8.30am – 2pm

Public Holidays

Bar Opening times

10am – 2pm

Monday & Tuesday: 4pm – 9.30pm Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 11.30pm Friday: 4pm – 12.30am Saturday: 4pm – 12.30am Sunday: 4pm – 9.30pm (Management reserves the right to close earlier dependent on patronage)

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Heritage Centre

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7am - 3pm


Woomera Population: 131

Thurs 9th August - Weds 15th August 2018

Ant-Man And The Wasp (PG) Skyscraper (M)

For session times please call 8671 0500 or visit roxbydowns.sa.gov.au/movietimes

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