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News of the communities of the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys December 2019

Lacebark flowers. Photo Jane Richens

Arboretum is blooming for Christmas It has been a busy month at the Arboretum with the main emphasis on watering to keep our precious trees alive and growing. Jim and Sueanne Martin have been a great help with holding hoses. All the species planted in the arboretum will be drought tolerant once they are established but need a helping hand in this dry time. It was exciting to see the Lacebark tree flowering for the first time and the Native Frangipannis have been blooming for weeks .

If you would like to spend an hour or two holding a hose and contemplating the future of this exciting project, please ring Penny on 4938 9365 or Janie on 4938 9189. We will be enriching the planting in autumn when the worst of the summer is over. Visitors to the recent Landcare Field day enjoyed a wander through the arboretum and were interested in the diverse range of species that are native to this area. Penny Kater

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Live music – Rob Cass & Huge Shoes supported by Georgie & the Bar Flyz, Hotel Beatty, 2.00pm Gresford CWA Xmas lunch Community Christmas dinner put on by Gresford District Community Group, Hotel Beatty garden, 6.00pm Book talk: Todd Alexander, Dungog Library, 5.30pm Kids Christmas Party with DJ Nathan & Santa, Gresford Bowls Sport & Recreation Club, 3.00pm Live music – Rusty Bucket, Hotel Beatty, 2.00pm Vacy Carols, grounds of St John's Church, Vacy, 5.00pm Santa Run in Gresford and surrounding areas, Gresford Rural Fire Brigade, from 2.00pm Carols in the Park with GAPS, John Tucker Park, Paterson 6.30pm Nominations close for Australia Day 2020 Award Nominations, see form inside New Years Eve Karaoke, Hotel Beatty, 8.00pm It wasn't just another day family Christmas Carols, St Anne's Anglican Church, 6.00pm

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Australia Day Recognition Awards, Australia Day picnic lunch, Orana Park East Gresford, 1.00pm Land Cookery Competition, CWA rooms East Gresford, 9.30am

Tuesdays Social ladies tennis, every week of school term all year, Gresford Tennis Courts, 9.00–10.30am Mon & Wed Vacy and Gresford Dance Centre at Vacy School of Arts Hall Tuesdays Vacy and Gresford Dance Centre at Gresford School of Arts Hall Friday afternoons Junior tennis coaching, every week of school term, Gresford Tennis Courts, 4.00pm 1st Sun each month Fresh Home Grown Produce Day at Vacy General Store. Money goes back to grower. 1st Mon each month Gresford District Community Group Meeting, 6.30pm, Hotel Beatty, all welcome! (not Jan) 1st Wed each month Gresford Rural Fire Brigade meeting, station, 7.30pm 1st Thurs each month CWA Gresford Branch Meeting, CWA rooms, East Gresford, 9.30am (not Jan) 1st & 2nd Sun each month Gresford Historical Centre (Therese Doyle Hall) 10am-2pm & by appt. Ph George Sales 4938 9639 2nd Mon each month Gresford Historical Society Meeting, Therese Doyle Hall, 10.30am (not Dec, Jan or June) 2nd Mon each month Gresford District Landcare Group Meeting, Hotel Beatty, 7.30pm (not Jan) 2nd Sat each month Book Club, CWA rooms, East Gresford, 3.00pm (not Dec or Jan) 3rd Tues each month Paterson Allyn Garden Group meet, 10.00am (not Jan) 3rd Fri each month Gresford Public School P&C Meeting, school library, 10.00am Last Thurs each month Gresford District Agricultural Society Meeting, Showground Luncheon Pavilion, 7.30pm Every Wed, Fri & Sun Gresford Bowls Sport & Recreation Club Raffles, from 6.30pm Every Mon & Thur (school terms) Hunter Mobile Preschool, Vacy School of Arts Hall, 9.00am 49346725 Every Tue & Fri (school terms) Hunter Mobile Preschool, Gresford School of Arts, 9.00am 49346725 Every Thur Happy hour and free pool and jukebox at the Hotel Beatty Every Fri Cricket Club Raffles at the Hotel Beatty Every Wed & Fri (school terms) Yoga with Donna Cavanough, Wed–gentle, Fri–general, Vacy School of Arts Hall, 9.15am Every Wed Gresford PlayTime, children 0-5 & carers, Gresford School of Arts, 10.00am Every Sunday The Gresford Congregational Church welcomes you, 10.30am

To contact Gresford News: email • Brian Doherty 0412 372 687 • Jane Richens 0425 339 856 Postal Address: PO Box 73 East Gresford 2311. Deadline for stories & ads 20th of the month.

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Success at last

Become a Friend of the Gresford Arboretum

The Gresford District Historical Society Inc has been successful in gaining a grant of $1950 from the Dungog Shire Council Small Community Grants. This will be the balance of money needed to fence the job of historic gravesites at Carrabolla in which there are five people buried. Thanks must go to the Mayor, Tracey Norman who has given her Mayoral allowance $25,000 and Hunter Water $25,000 to fund these grants. Council hopes that these grants will be an annual occurrence as they provide much-needed grant money to fund community projects.

Are you interested in local native plants and birds perhaps and what they like to eat? Do you want to become familiar with the disappearing flora of the Paterson Allyn Valley before its too late. Do you have an hour to spare to hold a hose and contemplate this growing venture. Maybe pull the odd weed.

David Wells Gresford District Historical Society Inc

We need a group of like-minded people who can spare a little time when it is dry. So if you would like to become a friend of the arboretum and share the love call Penny on 4938 9365 or email

Lobbying for improved management in the Upper Allyn & Paterson rivers On Monday 18 November Martin Fallding from the National Parks Association of NSW (Hunter Branch) made an excellent presentation to Dungog Council supporting proposed changes to the management of the Upper Paterson and Allyn Catchments. He was supported by representatives from the Gresford District Community Group and David Smith from Dungog. There is concern in the Gresford district at a rise in vandalism, destructive and violent behaviour in the Upper Allyn Camping areas. Council was encouraged to support any changes which could improve the preservation of these unique and heritage listed areas and increase safety and progressive tourism in the catchment.

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Gresford News Notices Carols Gresford Carols

This is a community carols event to be held at St Anne’s Anglican Church Gresford on Thursday, 19 December, 2019 at 6pm. The evening will consist of a variety of activities including a puppet presentation by the students of Vacy Public School, and will feature children from Gresford Public School’s choral group, a community choir and of course the opportunity for everyone to join in plenty of carol singing in preparation for Christmas Day. After the program, the community is invited to stay for a free sausage sizzle and pre-Christmas get together in the beautiful grounds of St Anne’s. We promise to have everyone fed and watered by 8pm, however we do encourage people to hang around over a quiet drink and nibbles well into the evening. We encourage everyone to mark this in their diary because it is a wonderful way to come together as a community, to remember the real and

‘uncommercial’ meaning of Christmas for the whole family in the beautiful and peaceful church and surrounds of the historic St Anne’s Church Gresford.

Vacy Carols

Sunday 15 Dcember 5-7pm in the grounds of St John's Church, Vacy. Carols, light refreshments, lovely wines & good cheer. For the kids: dress-up nativity, shortbread decoraton & rose wreaths, Bring your good cheer for a little caroling fun to celebrate the little village we love to call home.

Paterson Carols

Sunday 22 December 6.30pm in John Tucker Park Rotary Club of Paterson presents Carols in the Park. GAPS will be leading the singing and hosting the evening. Raffles and prizes. Santa will be stopping by with gifts and surprises for the children. Bring your own chairs, picnic rugs and refreshments for the evening.

Helpful hints

• For a low-cost meat marinade mix equal parts of white vinegar

and salad dressing. Coat meat and stand for 20 minutes. • Spray plastic containers with cooking oil to prevent tomatoe based sauces from staining them. • If brown sugar is hard, place a piece of bread crust in the container overnight and it will return to its normal softness. • Peeling lots of onions? Soak them in boiling water then allow to cool. The skin should peel off easily • To prevent eggs from cracking rub them with a slice of lemon before boiling, or place a curtain ring or safety pin in the bottom of the pan while cooking.

Book talk

Dungog Library is pleased to inform you of an upcoming talk at the library. Then Todd Alexander will be coming along to share his hilarious tree-change journey of buying a vineyard in the Hunter Valley in his book called Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig called Helga. This author event is on Friday 6th December at 5.30pm. Bookings are essential, please call the library to book on 4992 1819.

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The Gresford District Community Group will be holding their bi-annual Australia Day Recognition Awards this coming January. We invite all groups/associations to nominate people within your organisation who have worked tirelessly for the betterment of our local communities. The requirements for your selection criteria should cover the following: • Has worked or been associated with your organisation for a minimum of two years • Someone who has not previously received a GDCG Australia Day Recognition Award • This person has to be nominated by your organisation’s committee • Nominations have to be completed on the attached form • The nominee must attend the presentation along with members of the nominating group • Maximum of 3 nominations from any one group. We have so many great and deserving people working within and for our community and this is a great way to say thankyou from your group and also from the community. Initially names can be emailed through followed by your submissions soon after. We will look forward to hearing back from you.

Australia Day Recognition Awards Nomination Form 2020 To be presented at the Australia Day picnic lunch, Orana Park East Gresford, 26 Jan 2020 at 1pm. Nomination close 30 Nov 2019. Name of nominee Name of organisation Please attach information sheet in support of your nomination (500 words or less)

Name of Proposer Signature Supported by Signature Contact number Please forward your nomination to: Secretary, Gresford Community Group, PO Box 99, East Gresford 2311or email:

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Christmas dinner invitation

The Gresford District Community Group is having our Christmas dinner and get together on the first Friday evening in December. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy dinner with friends and new acquaintances. Where:- Beatty Hotel in the rear garden When:- Friday 6th December 2019 Time: 6.00pm Cost:- Adults $20 per head and all children free Meal consist of steak, sausages, variety of salads and bread roll. Children – sausage sizzle on bread

All drinks available at the bar. RSVP by 4th December email to mob: 0416116009

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Gresford Rural Fire Brigade 2018 Santa Run On Sunday the 22nd of December Gresford Rural Fire Brigade will be holding a Santa Run in Gresford and surrounding areas. Santa will be arriving in a fire truck, come along and say hello to Santa and receive a treat.

Santa stops 2.00pm Lostock Caravan Park 2.30pm Mount Rivers (opposite the old School) 3.00pm St Marys Church Allynbrook 3.30pm St Annes Church Gresford 3.45pm Gresford Fire Station 4.00pm Orana Park (next to the Bowling Club) 4.30pm Breckin Close turn off Torryburn For further information please contact Brigade Secretary Glenn Wall on 4938 9462 or 0428 389 462

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Gresford District Landcare Group Landholders Information day A most successful field day was held on Saturday 9th Nov. at the Gresford Community Group Property. The day was supported by LLS and approximately 50 people attended. Talks were given on a range of subjects including vegetation, fire, weed and water management, feral animal control and stock health issues. Landcare hopes to hold this day every two years to welcome new landholders and provide them with information on issues that are vital to sustainable management in the catchment. A great morning tea and lunch were provided and enjoyed by all.

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River Cottage Australia's Paul West supports Dungog Growers Stall Celebrity chef Paul West was a guest at the Dungog Growers Stall in November doing a cooking demonstration and signing his new book The Edible Garden: Cookbook and Growing Guide. The book includes 3 sections – tips for growing, including my favourite – wicking beds, an A-Z of growing popular veges and a cooking section with some very tasty looking recipes. Paul was a very jovial speaker and spoke passionately about his love of growing food and cooking with simple home-grown produce and of course mentioned his beloved hound Digger. On the day he cooked a dish with all locally sourced vegetables and eggs from the Growers Stall. Paul talked very animatedly about life after River Cottage Australia. He spent a stint in Melbourne where he wrote his new book and now back up here working with the ABC casually on TV and radio on Gardening Australia, Back Roads and a fill-in for Macca on Australia All Over. Paul grew up in the Upper Hunter Valley and could fit the Dungog visit in as he was on his way to his brother’s wedding. If you missed him this time there is a possibility of a return visit. We have

Dungog and is run by volunteers. They take a very small 10% commission on sales to assist with ongoing stall costs. I take in my garlic in in summer and anything else that is excess in my Dungog Growers Stall is a busy hub on garden. What is good is that they are Saturday mornings from 8.30 to 12 noon. happy to take small quantities of It is next to the Dungog CWA in produce and that there is a wonderful Dowling Street. Come and get some very team selling the produce for you. fresh produce or contribute your own. Jane Richens The stall is an initiative of Local Living asked him to be a presenter in a closed loop living event being planned around the Dungog area in May next year. We will keep you posted.

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Gresford Tennis Melbourne Cup Luncheon We had a fantastic day at Gresford Bowls Sport & Recreation Club with 70 people enjoying a 3 course meal, fashion parade, trivia, musical entertainment by ‘Taylor Made’, sweeps and raffles. The Gresford Bowling Club proved to be a great venue. The 3 course meal was made by the tennis ladies, headed by Emily and Louise who presented nibbles and entrée to start the day followed by a main meal of cold meats and prawns accompanied by salads, made by all of the tennis ladies, and to finish the afternoon pavlova, homemade cheesecake, apple pie and fresh fruit.

participating in the day and showing off the beautiful summer clothes and accessories available at Chic Clothing Co. Trivia by Emily again kept the audience busy with 2 groups equal first winning the chocolates. A few curly questions of local history kept the audience guessing.

Following this the raffle was drawn. This year we were fortunate to have all our raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The following is a list of prizes donated; calendar, placemats and cup/plate set featuring artwork by local artist Natalie Jane Parker donated by Natalie; massage voucher by Leanne Atkins; massage voucher by Rhonwen Warland; food We were very fortunate to have musical hamper, Gresford Foodworks; large meat entertainment throughout the day by tray, Gresford Gourmet Meats; chainsaw ‘Taylor Made’, beautifully presented by bag & keyring, Gresford Garage & Rural; Shane Taylor and his daughters Sophie voucher, Dungog Farmers Warehouse; and Juliet. A very talented group who Worremi Pine, Margaret Hill; Bottle wine, kept the audience entertained. And thanks to Angela Kelehear for being MC Boydells wine; bottle wine & glasses, Kay Hazelwood. We thank everyone so much and taking these photos. for their kind and generous donations. 8 The fashion parade this year was wooden cheeseboards were given out as presented by Kim from Chic Clothing Co. lucky seat prizes as well. Dungog, the clothing was expertly Flower arrangements by Willow & Iris, modelled by Lucy, for girls 2 year old, Dungog were given as prizes and thank you and for adults by Sophie, Lyndell and gifts at the end of the day. Best dressed lady Angela. Thank you all so much for

was won by Sharon Hill and best dressed man by Leigh Collison, Boydells wine as his prize. And then the race that stops the nation was run and won! Congratulations to everyone involved on a very successful day, the staff and committee of Gresford SRC, we appreciate all the support everyone has given to us. We will hopefully be able to go ahead with some improvements to the tennis club in the near future. The Ace

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Protecting your property from bush fire – local RFS Be Prepared. The key rural bush fire

We have been extremely lucky this year and our main sources of fires are lightning strikes and hazard reduction and pile burns that aren’t managed and extinguished properly.

burn faster uphill than downhill, so the Asset Protection Zone will need to be larger if the hazard is downslope of the asset. • an area of reduced bush fire fuel that allows suppression of fire; If you have animals you need to have a • an area from which backburning may plan for their safety and evacuation if be conducted; and needed. Consider writing phone • an area which allows emergency numbers on your horse’s hooves if you services access and provides a need to move them quickly. When it For instance you should have the Fires relatively safe area for firefighters and Near Me app on your smart phone and it comes to safe places in the Gresford area, home owners to defend their property. the showground is a safe and secure should be set up to warn you of any fire An Asset Protection Zone, if designed in a 50km radius. You should be aware of place with plenty of horse correctly and maintained regularly, will accommodation. fire danger warning signs. Keep a radio reduce the risk of: handy for ABC alerts. If the weather is A key requirement to protect your • direct flame contact on your home extremely hot, with high winds and low property is to have an Asset Protection or shedding; humidity you need to be on guard. Check Zone around your property and major • damage to your home or shedding with local ABC radio and television shed assets. Asset Protection Zones are from intense radiant heat; and stations for regular updates. far more efficient in protecting property • ember attack on your home or than random hazard reduction burns. Never assume someone will knock on shedding. Remember that embers your door and tell you when to evacuate. destroy 90 per cent of homes. Embers After all it is your property we are talking can travel kilometres ahead of the about and you need to take action to Unless you have a well-researched fire main fire front, and that front can be protect your property. By the time the plan you should probably always leave travelling at 25-50 km/h. RFS arrives it may be too late except to early. Particularly in our area, narrow mop up. The size of an Asset Protection Zone will roads; fallen trees and dense smoke can depend on an estimate of bush fire make last minute evacuations deadly. Asset Protection Zones provide: rating, flame impact and radiant heat. Remember if roads are blocked by cars • a buffer zone between a bush fire we can’t get fire trucks in. hazard and an asset; remember fires If you believe that the land adjacent to message for this very serious and ongoing fire season is that property owners need to be prepared. As has been demonstrated by the fires to the centre and north of state it is impossible to provide a fire truck for every outbreak. It is up to individual property owners to reduce the risk of fire on their land.

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your property is a bush fire hazard and should be part of an Asset Protection Zone, you can have the matter investigated by contacting the RFS.

• Try and maintain a safe paddock with short grass and no fuel as a safe haven for stock • Get trees near power lines trimmed

How do we reduce fuel loads?

RFS key take home messages are:

Fuels can be controlled by: 1. Raking or manual removal of fine fuels Ground fuels such as fallen leaves, twigs (less than 6 mm in diameter) and bark should be removed on a regular basis. This is fuel that burns quickly and increases the intensity of a fire. 2. Mowing or grazing of grass 3. Removal or pruning of trees, shrubs and understorey

• Ensure you have a fire plan in place and every member of the family is aware of it. • Plan your Asset Protection zones, evacuation route, protection of animals and key documentation, computers and irreplaceable sentimental items. • Be ready to move early rather than late.

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Can I use an electric barbeque? You can use an electric barbeque for cooking as long as it is under the direct control of a responsible adult, who is present at all times while it is operating, and no combustible material is allowed within two metres at any time it is operating.

Can I use a gas barbeque?

You can use a gas barbeque under the following conditions: • It is under the direct control of a responsible adult, who is present at all times while it is operating; • No combustible material is allowed • You must ring RFS Lower Hunter Fire within two metres at any time; Control 4015 0000 before you light • You have an immediate and ANY fire 12 months of the year. continuous supply of water; • and the barbeque is within 20 metres Total Fire Ban of a permanent private dwelling; or A total fire ban means no fires out in the The barbeque is within a designated open or carry out any activity in the picnic area and the appliance is open that may cause a fire such as approved by Council, National Parks or welding, grinding or gas cutting or any State Forest. activity that produces a spark or flame. Can I use a barbeque or pizza oven The NSW RFS strongly recommends you which burns solid fuel (e.g. wood, reconsider activities such as using a charcoal or heat beads)? tractor or slashing. No.

ALL fire permits are suspended on days of total fire ban.

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Gresford CWA Xmas lunch Thursday 5th December, RSVP Teena Inkster 0427 076 003.

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STREET LIBRARY Our Street Library has been a great success. Books are changed regularly and it has a new roof. A big “thank you” to Andrew and Lindsay Smith.

DROUGHT RELIEF CWA of NSW has employed a new staff member to handle the distribution of $’s donated. Our organisation is now handling distribution for other charities who do not have the necessary staff. SUPPORT FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED COMMUNITIES IN NSW The CWA of NSW has been campaigning for additional support for rural communities and small business in drought support requests, especially for businesses who are not farmers but are nonetheless impacted by drought.

BOOK CLUB Some Gresford book club members attended the Dungog Literary Morning Tea and offered support for the venture. Our next meeting December 5th at 9.30 am, 12 Durham Road, East Gresford. Please note our February meeting 9.30am 6th February in St Anne’s church hall. Land Cookery entries to be in the CWA rooms before 9.30am. Robyn Thornton, Secretary

This volume is anything but a nostalgic pining for ‘the good old days’. With his usual humorous flair and comic exaggeration, Glover trawls through the lack of such commonplace items in the 70s as seat belts and sunscreen, and the prevalence of smoking, drink-driving, tranquillisers; synthetic fabrics and boring food. He is more serious when discussing homophobia, sexism and racism – e.g. “It wasn’t until 1983 that a married Australian woman no longer required her husband’s permission to be issued a passport.” He also points out that, “Life in Indigenous Australia is still tough, but it’s difficult to contend that it wasn’t a whole lot worse in the past.” As a kind of antidote to the depressing reality he serves up about decades past, Glover includes a chapter on ‘Things Worth Reclaiming from the Past’. Irony is always lurking here too, but he includes simple things many people who lived through those years would approve of such as real books; a drink of water after you get home from a walk (‘Water from a tap: bring it back.”); and the local hardware store. This book would probably appeal most to the generations that lived through these times, and he is often laugh-out-loud funny, but it is also an interesting social document. Glover laughs at our lack of sophistication in times past, but never loses sight of the privilege it can be to live in Australia. All books reviewed are from the CWA library on a separate shelf in the library so they are easy to find plus the reviews are in a folder.


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Anglican Parish of Gresford Paterson

ph 0431 938 718 Priest in Charge: Peter Middleton

regular church times

Paterson 8.30am every Sunday Gresford 10.30am every Sunday Allynbrook 12 noon 4th Sunday of month

St Helen’s Catholic Parish of Gresford and Sacred Heart Summer Hill WEEKEND MASS TIMES

St. Helen's at Gresford Saturday at 6:30 pm. during Daylight Saving time. No Mass at Gresford on Sat. 28th Dec. instead Mass will be at Summer Hill on Sat 28th at 6:30 pm. As from January 2020 Mass will be held at Summer Hill on the 2nd weekend of each month instead of the former 5th Sunday. This will commence on Sat.11th

Enquiries Parish Priest, Fr. Derek Garner 4992 1477

November 2019 crossword answers

Crossword kindly provided by Russel Jessop.

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Gresford News December 2019  

News of the communities of the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys, NSW, Australia. Published by Gresford Community Group.

Gresford News December 2019  

News of the communities of the Paterson and Allyn River Valleys, NSW, Australia. Published by Gresford Community Group.