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20th Birthday



June 2012


Far South Coast Region



Merimbula Jazz Festival

Art Trail What To See & Do What's On Live Music Guide Monthly Markets Regional Map

Exhibition at Eden Killer Whale Museum Page 6

Promise - By Theatre Onset and In Theatre 1 Page 19

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Eden Fishermens Club Ph 6496 1577 Fri 25th Donny Ryan

Lakeview Hotel Ph 6495 1202 Fri 8 to Sun 10th Official Jazz Festival Venue Merimbula RSL Ph 6495 1502 Sat 2nd DJ Grey Karaoke Dance Party (free entry) Thu 7th Dixie St Jazz Band (free entry) Fri 8 to Sun 10th Official Jazz Festival Venue Mon 11th Dixie St Jazz Band (free entry). Every AFL and NRL Game live on the big screens Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant Ph 6495 4446 Sun 3rd Steve Clark Trio 12.30 to 3.30pm Sun 10th ‘Mothers Ruin’ 12 to 2pm Club Sapphire Merimbula Ph 6495 1306 Fri 1st Menopause The Musical® – IN CONCERT. $45 Audi doors open at 8pm.


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Pambula Merimbula Golf Club Ph 6495 6154 Fri 1st Wright to Rhythm Wed 6th The Ragtime Roller Plus 2 (Jazz Group) Thu 7th The Ragtime Roller Plus 2 (Jazz Group) Fri 8th – Mon 11th Jazz all weekend Mon 11th Jazz Picnic Day on the Green Fri 15th Nick Marshall Fri 22nd Over the Moon

Sat 2nd Gerry Ford – Country. Free in the Main Bar from 7.30pm Thu 7th Steve Clark Trio with guests Modern Latin jazz - Free in the Rockpool from 7pm Fri 8th Merimbula Jazz Festival Sat 9th Jazz Breakfast from 8am in the Pacific Bistro $19pp. Sat 9th Merimbula Jazz Festival Sun 10th Merimbula Jazz Festival Mon 11th The Wizard & Oz – virtuoso pianist with acoustic guitar accompaniment of New Orleans fused blues and Soul. Free in the Audi from 7pm Fri 15th Mark Bolsius – Solo Pianist. Free in the Rockpool from 7pm Sat 16th The Vagrants + Support – Oz Rock. Free in the Main Bar from 8.30pm Sun 17th Harry Manx “Live and Intimate” Melds traditional eastern and western folk music into something highly original. A world class act and not to be missed! $45 in the Audi doors open at 8pm Fri 22nd Mark Bolsius – Solo Pianist. Free in the Rockpool from 7pm Sat 23rd Over the Moon – classy contemporary pop. Free in the Main Bar from 7.30pm Fri 29th Duelling Pianos – from Gershwin to Gaga, this show knows no boundaries. Price TBA. In the Audi from 8pm Sat 30th Jay Podger – Solo Country Rock. Free in the Main Bar from 7.30pm



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Tathra Beach Bowling Club Ph 6494 1280 Contact Club for details Club Bega Ph 6492 1055 Contact Club for details Bermagui Country Club Ph 6493 4340 Fri 1st Karaoke @ 8pm Sat 2nd Live Band or Dj @ 8pm Fri 8th Darryl Lamb @ 8pm Sat 9th The Good Time Boys @ 8pm Fri 15th True Blue @ 8pm Sat16th Live Band or Dj @ 8pm Fri 22nd Carol Linnane @ 8pm Sat 23rd Live Band or Dj @ 8pm Fri 29th Jody and Sista Act @ 8pm Sat 30th Jody and Sista Act @ 8pm


Merimbula Jazz Festival

From the Editor

June Welcome to the beautiful Far South Coast - where else in the world would you want to be? Winter has arrived, and although the nights are chilly, or even frosty for those inland from the coast, cold nights are usually followed by beautiful sunny days, perfect for outdoor activities or just curling up in a warm spot with a good book. You won't have too much time for lazing around though - there's too many things happening on the Far South Coast this June. The premier event this month is the Merimbula Jazz Festival, held over the Queen's Birthday weekend. Attracting musicians and jazz fans from all over Australia, the Jazz Festival is one of the premier festivals on the coast. The many faces of jazz music are showcased over three days, so finding music to suit your groove won't be hard. See page 3 for more information.

Contents Also revisiting our area this month is the Great Southern Tour by David Miller and a talented selection of students from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. These are always exciting concerts - find more information on page 10. If your taste is more for theatre then check out Theatre Onset's play "Promise", the details of which are on page 19. Would you like to win a family whale watching trip with Merimbula Marina? You have a chance to do just that by entering our 20th Birthday Prize Giveaway Competition. Details on how to win are on page 2 or go to prizegiveaway to check out the great prizes you can win. We hope you have a truly memorable June wherever you are on the Far South Coast - don't forget to watch out for the wildlife at night.

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HMB Endeavour visits Snug Cove, Eden © Paul Callaghan


George Bass and Matthew Flinders were the first Europeans to ‘discover’ Twofold Bay in 1798, but the region had been inhabited by members of the Yuin nation for thousands of years, attracted by the rich food resources offered by the sea and surrounding forests. Eden’s Simply Succulents 100’s of plants at wholesale prices lOver 700 named plants in private collection to view lOpen most days other times by appointment l

47 Government Rd Eden. 02 6496 1906


Local Aboriginal people had a strong connection with killer whales, and this included the harvesting of small whales and fish that killer whales herded into the shallows. A permanent shore-based whaling station was first established by the Imlay Brothers in the 1830s, and whaling continued for another century. For a real taste of life in the whaling industry you can also visit Davidson Whaling Station, the longest operating shore-based whaling station in Australia, located on Kiah Inlet at Twofold Bay. Historic Boydtown is also worth a visit - make sure you drop in to the beautifully restored Seahorse Inn.

What to See & Do Visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum Go whale & dolphin watching Check out the fishing trawlers at Eden Wharf Wander through the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Hire a fishing charter, take a cruise or try sea kayaking on Twofold Bay VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Mitchell Street, Eden Ph: 02 6496 1953

...will take you there!

superb venues provide a smorgasbord of activities, entertainment and fantastic dining!

Eden Fishermen’s Recreation Club 217 Imlay Street Eden . Phone: 6496 1577

Eden Gardens Country Club Princes Hwy Eden . Phone: 6496 1126

● Club Keno ● Club TAB ● Raffles ● Free child-minding ● Sky and Austar ● Bingo ● Regular entertainment ● Lunch and dinner 7 days a week

● 18 hole championship golf course ● Fully stocked pro shop ● Lawn bowls ● No crowds, no stress ● Restaurant - Chinese and Australian menu 7 days lunch and dinner

Check Entertainm ent Page for details

Dining with this view!


Reflections - A passion for photography leaves legacy

H e r i ta g e


MoTel & UNiTS

William Hall's passion for photography has produced one of the best pictorial legacies of the region. Reflections takes a selective look at the working and recreational life of the region in the early part of the 20th century. William Thomas Hall was born in Bega in 1880. He grew up in Tanja, then moved to Rocky Hall with his new wife, finally settling in Eden, where his seven children were born. Hall’s occupations included farmer, newspaper correspondent, auctioneer and agent, and at one time conducted a coach mail and passenger service between Eden and Towamba and the

• New Complex • Centre of Town • Motel & SC Units • Now with Wireless Broadband • Fantastic views of Twofold Bay

Yambulla gold mines. Secretary of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows and the Eden Exhibition Society, he and his family were regularly involved in community activities and celebrations – more often than not he was also master of ceremonies. His favourite pastime however was photography. From shipwrecks and whale chases to local school events, Hall’s collection of photographs document the lives of the district’s residents of the first half of the 20th century. For this exhibition, analogue and digital technologies merge. Digital technology has enabled Hall’s photographs to be reproduced larger than actual size, allowing viewers to wonder at the minute details that analogue photography captured close to a century ago. Costume, facial expressions, tools and all other such details of life caught at the time in a single photograph are now larger than life and more easily examined. Viewers have the chance to be drawn into the image as if they were standing alongside the photographer.

Part I of the exhibition reproduces images associated with working and school life of the district and include images associated with the workings of the bustling port of Eden. Part II (on show from 8 October) captures life in the main street of Eden - a time where cars and horses use the same untarred roads. Without television, celebrations and sports were a way to pass time, and Hall captured many of them, from dignitary receptions at the Hotel Australasia to sporting matches and milestones associated with sports such as tennis and football. The large and heavy dresses and hats that ladies once wore to play sport are a stark contrast to the tight body hugging uniforms of today. Hall’s passion for photography has provided a lasting and important legacy for Eden and the district, and because of the generosity of his family, today’s viewers are able to be a part of the life that was during the early to mid 20th century. Reflections is open from 22nd May until 10th December

Above: Eden Public School fancy dress

Above: Seaplanes at Snug Cove

178 Imlay St, Eden NSW 2551

Ph 02 6496 1657

Lamplighter Restaurant at the Best Western Coachman’s Rest Motor Inn


Killer Whale




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Current Exhibitions An Important Enterprise Whaling & Twofold Bay

Replica Lighthouse-

this gallery gives an insight into lighthouses

• Specialising in fresh local seafood • Local succulent steaks • Children catered for • Book your function NOW Ph 6496 1900 Opposite Eden Golf Club 81 Princes Hwy Eden


Davidson Gallery Whaling Exhibition Visit Old Tom’s Skeleton -the most famous of Killer Whales

Davy Jones’ Treasures Gift & Souvenir Shop

open 7 days

· Extensive range of historical books · Disabled Access · Bus Parking 184 Imlay St, EDEN opp Police Station ph 02 6496 2094 fax 02 6496 2024 email:

Pambula River Paul Callaghan Caption for©photograph © Photographer

Pambula The Pambula River floodplain was for thousands of years a source of food and materials for the Thaua people of the Yuin nation. Europeans first explored the region during George Bass's southern voyage of 1797. Seeking shelter from a gale, Bass travelled up the Pambula River, noting its beauty in his diary. A marker has been erected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service on this historic site. European settlement began in the 1830's, with the original township built on the southern banks of the Pambula River. Severe flooding in the 1860s meant the town had to be re-located to its present site on higher ground. In 1888, gold was discovered on the banks of the Yowaka River, and by 1891 there were eleven mining companies in operation at the Mount Gahan site. Pambula’s historic past is very much in evidence today, with beautifully restored and maintained historic

buildings and farmhouses. Pambula today has an eclectic mix of businesses, with art galleries, cafes, restaurants, gift shops and pubs. It's a great place to shop for something a bit different. At the southern end of the town is Panboola, a fantastic community conservation and heritage project that has transformed this part of Pambula over the past 10 years. Covering former farmland, areas of saltmarsh, billabongs and the former Pambula Racecourse, the area has been extensively re-planted and has great walking and cycling tracks. The old race track is a great spot for the kids to cycle around, with the centre of the track often inhabited by kangaroos. Just 5 minutes east of the village is Pambula Beach, set between the ocean, the mouth of Pambula River and Ben Boyd National Park. Pambula Beach has an excellent

swimming beach patrolled by the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club, a dog friendly beach at Middle Beach and the beautiful Pambula Rivermouth is great for families. Heading south toward Eden turn off the Highway to Pambula Lake, where there’s a boat ramp for launching vessels. Several oyster growers sell fresh Pambula Lake oysters here too, including Broadwater Oysters.

What to See & Do Enjoy the beautiful historic buildings of Pambula Village Visit the ‘Oaklands’ complex Take a walk around Panboola Visit the friendly kangaroos at Pambula Beach Try some oysters at Pambula Lake

PAMBULA MERIMBULA GOLF CLUB experience above the rest premier golf experience for all abilities spectacular function venue friendly and relaxed dining at its best health and fitness ring for our shuttle bus 6495 6154 ARTHUR KAINE DVE MERIMBULA


Real bread & pies at Wild Rye's Baking Co.

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Sit by the lake and enjoy freshly opened oysters

A unique & refreshing selection of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, sculpture and clothing

Shed 1- 52 Landing Road Pambula Lake

Open Mon-Fri 9.30 to 4.30pm Sat 10 to 2pm

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With the weather being cooler, nothing beats a nice hot pie to warm you up. Everyone in the Bega Valley knows Wild Rye’s Baking Co. make fantastic bread, but they also make fantastic pies. So what‘s their secret? Wild Rye’s use organic flour to create their hand-moulded sour dough loaves, and the culture is 18 years old. Their sourdough range includes loaves such as spelt, fruit and nut, and the most recent addition, a Pain De Mie which is a traditional French white loaf. Other favourites include turkish bread, olive baguettes and panini. They also bake gluten-free cakes and on selected days, gluten-free Roasted Mediterranean vegetable frittatas and Danish pastries and croissants. The coffee Wild Rye’s use is grown in Australia, with dairy, soy or rice milk available. Wild Rye’s pies range from a traditional Aussie meat pie made from locally grown chunky beef through to lamb Rogan Josh and blue cheese, spinach and cauliflower or lentil and wild mushroom for the vegetarians. This winter soups such as spicy chorizo & bean, Italian minestrone and mulligatawny have also featured on the menu. Don’t forget dessert - choose from a creme brûlée tart, French vanilla slice or a delicious gluten-free orange & almond cake. All products are hand-made on the premises by the team at Wild Rye’s.


Oaklands Pambula ♦ Trail & Pony Rides Ph 0428 957 257 ♦ Animal Nursery ♦ Farm & Garden Supplies, Nursery Ph 6495 7257

Hand-moulded Organic Sourdoughs Cakes & Pastries Wild Variety of Pies The Finest Australian Grown Coffee

CAFÉ STYLE EATING Open Mon - Fri 6.30am - 4.30pm Sat 6.30am - 2.00pm Extended opening hours during School Holidays

♦ Oaklands Café - Breakfast, snacks, coffee, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. Functions & Dinner by arrangement. Open 9am - 4pm 7 days Ph Café 6495 7373

Diverse Range of Gluten-free products

Next to the Pambula Bridge 6495 7257

26 Quondola St Pambula 6495 6649


Merimbula Jazz Festival, Merimbula © Paul Callaghan

Merimbula Merimbula is the tourist hub of the Sapphire Coast with its lakeside restaurants and cafes, great shopping and a vast array of attractions and accommodation choices. The Old School Museum on Main St has information and displays about the town’s early European history. Other things you can do around Merimbula include snorkelling, surfing, cycling, enjoying a scenic flights, tenpin bowling, experiencing family fun parks or experiencing native animals or marine creatures up close. Merimbula is a great place to go shopping, with specialty shops and nationally-known outlets tucked away in arcades and courtyards. There are also plenty of cafes with great coffee. Foodies are spoilt for choice, with a wide range of restaurants, clubs and the Hotel offering a host of different dining experiences, but with fresh local seafood a common theme. For a musical night out, there are lots of venues in Merimbula that offer live music; with everything from local performers to international acts.

What to See & Do Get out on the water with hire boats or fishing charters Take a scenic flight Have some thrills at Magic Mountain Fun Park, Top Fun & Mandeni Family Fun Park VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Beach Street, Merimbula Ph: 02 6495 1129

...will take you there!

Merimbula Marina

FREE Dolphin Cruise with every fishing ticket booked on a 5hour Reef Fishing Charter

Reef Fishing Charters 5 HOUR REEF $100 Adults $90 Seniors $60 Child under 16yrs $270 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

COOKED BREAKFAST served on board 5hr Charters! This month catching: snapper, morwong, tiger flathead

Dolphin Cruises

2 HOUR SCENIC CRUISE - regularly sighting Dolphins, Seals,Penguins, Seabirds $30 Adult $27 Senior/Student $20 Child (5-15yrs) $10 Child under 5yrs $85 per family (2 adults, 2 children under 16yrs) BOOK $10 per additional child from same family

Hire Boats

A fun way to explore the beautiful Merimbula Lake ½ hr - $25 1 hr - $35 2 hrs - $50 3 hrs - $65 4 hrs - $80 5 hrs - $95 All day special - ONLY $120

Opposite Lakeview Hotel

DIRECT 6495 1686


Great Southern Tour by Conservatorium



• Gelati • Yoghurt • Sundaes

• Hot Dogs • Nachos • Milkshakes • Coffee

Merimbula Ice Creamery


(opposite Merimbula PO Ph 6495 2311)

NATIVE ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL SANCTUARY • Open 10am-4pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) • Educational talks at 11 am and 2 pm each day • Individual Animal Encounters by arrangement • Function room available for hire for meetings, work shops, conferences and exhibitions

• Blue Wren Cafe now licensed, enjoy Breakfast, Lunch & Devonshire Tea • BBQ also available • Evening meals (with talks & walk optional) for groups by arrangement

9km north of Merimbula on the Princes Hwy Ph: 02 6494 9225 Fax: 02 6494 9559 Office: 02 6494 9053 Email:

The Sapphire Coast Music Society is thrilled to be part of the annual Great Southern Tour of promising Sydney Conservatorium students. David Miller AM supervises the Great Southern Tour and provides piano accompaniment for the students. Asked about the Tour, David said, “The students, who are all in performance programs at the Conservatorium, bring to the Tour an enthusiasm and vigour which is hard to ignore.” A recital at 6pm on June 29th at the Wolumla Hall features these students. These are always exciting concerts as we meet some of the most promising musical students about to embark on their careers. Last years' event really struck a chord with local audiences, and the students really enjoyed playing to an enthusiastic audience. So if you don't want to miss out on something very special make sure you get your tickets early. Tickets are $18 members, $25 nonmembers, $21 concession, and school age children free when accompanied by an adult, and can be purchased at Magpie Music (Bega), Booktique Merimbula and Eden Music Centre. Details from Olwen Morris on 6495 0232. 6pm on June 29th at the Wolumla Hall



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BINGO Mon, wed & Fri - RAFFLES wed, Thu, Fri & SaT - POKER ThuSday Home of Merimbula-Imlay Bowling Club 119 Main Street, Merimbula NSW 2548 Phone 6495 1306 10

Merimbula's Jazz Festival attracts musos from around Australia The June long weekend is when jazz takes over the coastal town of Merimbula. From June 8 - 11, Merimbula Jazz Festival celebrates its 32nd year and is one of Australia's longest-running festivals. With an amazing organising committee and fantastic support from local businesses, the Jazz Festival continues to hit all the right notes. Jazz musicians and fans from all around Australia make this event a permanent fixture on their calendars. Whilst there are eight official Jazz Festival venues, many cafes and restaurants around Merimbula also

celebrate the jazz spirit and transform themselves into live music venues. Styles of music performed over the four days are many and varied with everything from big bands, swing bands, trad jazz, modern jazz, dixie, funk, duos, trios and quartets, all showing the many faces of jazz. The Street Parade will be bigger and better this year with the advent of Pipe Bands and greater involvement of school big bands. The Jazz Quest Competition which was begun last year will continue. This quest seeks to identify outstanding young jazz musicians, and is open to

trios to 6-piece outfits under 25 who live in the Bega Valley. There are several main prizes in variuos age groups, as well as other great prizes and a spot on the program. Twyford Hall is Jazz Headquarters for the weekend and has tickets, programs and badges as well as being an official venue. For a heap of information about the 2012 Jazz Festival, visit or ring the Jazz Phone on 0419 445 011.

Showcasing the Marine Life of our coast plus Great Food with spectacular views

Fish Feeding Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.30

Choose from our casual lunch menu (11.30am - 2.30pm)

Lake Street Merimbula Phone (02) 6495 4446



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● Ten Pin Bowling ● Zone 3 Laser Game ● Mini Golf ● Video Games ● Kiosk ● Birthday Parties

99 Main Street Merimbula 02 6495 3091

ph 6495 1557

EFTPOS, City Link & Mobile Recharge available


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The best fishing boat in town offering REEF, DEEP SEA and GAME FISHING - WHALE WATCHING No fishing licence required • On-board Toilet PHONE: 6495 1134 The

Merimbula Lakeview Hotel




∙ Accommodation ∙ Bar & Grill ∙ Bottleshop ∙ Functions ∙ Regular Entertainment

1 Market St. Merimbula Ph (02) 6495 1202


New Restaurant opens at Wyndham It is a rare event when a fantastic commercial kitchen and restaurant are built in any small country town but that is precisely what Ainsley and Peter White have done over the last few months. As proprietors of the Wyndham general store, they became aware of the need for good food that tasted great in the local area, and so created the Wyndham Wagtail. They are joined by Chef Cindy, who is talented, humorous and more than happy to provide you with a great meal. Her menus are imaginative and wholesome. The country cottage feel is accompanied by some of the best meals you will find in the Bega valley, at some of the most reasonable prices. The restaurant displays the work of local artists - many pieces being for sale. (Artists are invited to contact the restaurant). Breakfast and lunch are available daily and till 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner is a great experience on Friday and Saturday nights. A continually changing range of food is also available from Chef Cindy to take home for yourself or to feed your family. Located on Tourist Drive 10, (Monaro St) Wyndham is within easy driving distance from Bega, Merimbula, Pambula, Eden, Bombala, Candelo and smaller communities like Towamba and Rocky Hall. Bookings are of course welcomed – just call 02 6494 2151 and let them know you are coming. Below: Chef Cindy cooking up a storm in the kitchen of the Wyndham Wagtail.

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Far South Coast Art Galleries

Art Galleries Trail Batemans Bay to Eden 1. The Land of Many Waters Gallery The Land of Many Waters Gallery Batemans Bay Visitors Centre, Princes Highway, Batemans Bay. Ph 4472 6900. Open 7 days. Mixed exhibition featuring local artists working with textiles, print, pastel, paint and more. All work for sale. Visit www. for more information. 2. Artfull Gallery Shop 3, Clocktower Arcade, Mogo. Ph 4474 5588. Open 10.30am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Representing a stylistically-varied selection of local art by established and emerging artists, with a leaning toward the contemporary and modern, but with smatterings of old-world and traditional works; original and unique Australian Art at affordable prices. 3. To Di For Designer Accessories Shop 1, 64 Vulcan Street, Moruya. Ph 4474 2422. Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm. Martina Penning exhibits her colourful art with a twist. 4. Gumnut Hideaway Gallery ‘Couria Creek’ 9065 Princes Highway, Tilba Tilba. Ph 4473 7211 Open most days – please ring first. Rustic timber gallery exhibiting images on canvas by local nature and landscape photographer Lindy Quin. Also photo books showcasing the Far South Coast.


5. Bermagui Mudworks 23 Alexander Dr, Bermagui Ph 6493 4661. Pottery studio & Cafe, with original wheel thrown domestic ware and garden ware. Closed from 1st June until 28th September. Open for business as usual on 29th September for the October long weekend 6. Ivy Hill Gallery 1795 Bermagui Rd, Wapengo. Ph 6494 0152 Open 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and BEMBOKA Monday. 9 Monthly exhibitions featuring the work of the finest contemporary 7 artists in the region. Current exhibition: 4th May - 11th June at Ivy Hill - Stan Squire paintings and prints, Jesse Graham, metal sculpture, and Trevor! Hyde, A Winter Exhibition ! paintings. STAN SQUIRE CATALOGUE! ! after IVYJune HILL11 ! is ! byMAY AND JUNE 2012 CANDELO appointment only.





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acrylic on canvas

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Batemans Bay to Eden 7. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Zingel Place, Bega. Ph 6499 2187 Open Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 12 noon. June 1 – July 7: The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, is a biennial fixture on the BVRG calendar. Boasting a first prize of $50,000, the exhibition attracts many of Australia’s prominent portrait painters and competition is fierce. Official opening on Friday 1st June by Mayor Tony Allen and guest speaker and judge Michael Desmond, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery. (From 6pm, all welcome.) 8. Spiral Gallery 47 Church St Bega. Ph 6492 5322 Open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. Represents regional, emerging and established artists. In Gallery 1: Salon des Refuses - for the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award 2012. See the 'best of the rest' - a selection of works by South East regional artists, not selected as finalists in the Award. (1 - 27 June). A PLETHORA of POSTCARDS - postcard competition with great prizes (29 June - 25 July). In Gallery 2: Spiral Artists (1 - 30 June). 9. Australian Pottery at Bemboka 1 Oliver Street, Bemboka ph 6493 0491 Open October June Friday to Monday 10am to 5pm or by appointment. Australian pottery made in the last half century, in a contemporay house and gallery setting with mountain views. This season's exhibition - 'Body | Surface | Form' - contrasts the effect of flame on wood-fired works with the delicacy of porcelain and the bling of lustres and crystalline glazes.

Art Galleries on the Far South Coast



10. Boardwalkart Gallery 7 Bodalla Place, Merimbula. Phone 6495 4608 Open September - May, Wednesday and Sunday only from 11am - 3pm. Extended times during Christmas and Easter school holidays. Other times open by appointment only. Exhibition of paintings by Tracey Creighton. Gallery fronts Merimbula Lake accessible from the boardwalk. Art Lessons and Creative Workshops available throughout the year. 11. Artessence Gallery 47 Toalla St Pambula. Ph 6495 7286 Open Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm. Paintings, Ceramics, Jewellery, Glassware, Mosaics and Clothing by local and interstate artists.




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Middle Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park © Paul Callaghan


With beautiful beaches, estuaries and National Parks all close by, Tathra is an ideal holiday destination for both families and couples. Tathra’s famous historic Wharf, classified by the National Trust as the only remaining steamer wharf on the Australian coastline, is a popular spot for fishing. Built in 1862, the wharf was built from funds donated by farmers and the Illawarra Steam Navigation Company and operated until 1952. A safe swimming beach patrolled by Tathra Surf Life Saving Club may also provide the added bonus of a dolphin sighting, and passing whales, heading south on their migration, are


JJ’s by the Green Open 7 days a week All day meals from midday to late Sensational food in sumptuous surroundings, great variety of meals with fresh local produce.

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frequently seen from September to November. Bushwalking, kayaking, mountainbiking, snorkeling and surfing are all popular around Tathra. There are lots of things for the kids to do, with a fantastic skatebowl suitable for skateboards, bikes and scooters, and a great playground, both located near the Tathra Surf Lifesaving Club. An easy 3km walking & cycling track runs from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka, with other walks around town as well. Direct access to the ocean is available at Kianinny Bay (also good for

What to See & Do

Check out the view and spot whales from the Headland lookout Enjoy the walk from Tathra to the mouth of the Bega River at Mogareeka Explore the Bega River by boat Pedal around the 40km of mountain bike track

Tathra Bowlo - Barefoot Bowls Just the place to relax & put your feet up with family & friends Barefoot Bowls Deal commences 27 Dec to 26 Jan - Daily from 3.30pm - Bowls/Beer & BBQ for $7 • 3 Bowling Greens • Free Entertainment • Meat/ Seafood Raffles & Members Draw Tuesday & Friday Nights • Meals • Club Keno • TAB • Bingo Mondays & Fridays Courtesy Bus available from 5pm

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swimming), and the boat ramp at Mogareeka provides an easy launch into the Bega River estuary. Tathra also has great places to eat, ranging from gourmet delis to cafés and restaurants.

Ph 6494 1280

Visit National Parks

• Coast & forest campsites, walks and drives • Accommodation and tours at Green Cape Lightstation • Summer & Easter Discovery Program • Award winning Montague Island Tours

Located directly opposite Tathra’s famous surf beach

Tathra Beach Country Club Golf or Tennis Ph 6494 1220

The Golden Sands Chinese Restaurant

(Chinese/Australian Food) Dinner Wed-Sun, Lunch Wed-Sun

Ph 6494 5222

For information and advice contact NPWS Merimbula 6495 5000 or Narooma 4476 0800

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What's On - June 22nd May - 10th December Reflections, Eden Killer Whale Museum, Eden William Hall's passion for photography has produced one of the best pictorial legacies of the region. Reflections takes a selective look at the working and recreational life of the region in the early part of the 20th century. Check page 5 for more information, phone 6496 2094 or go to 25th & 26th May, 1st, 2nd, 8th & 10th June - Promise by Theatre Onset and In Theatre. - At the Thimble Theatre , Bega High School on Friday 25th May, with performances on Saturday 26th May, and Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June. Murrah Hall on Friday 8th June and Candelo Town Hall on Saturday 9th June. Promise tells the story of a small town set upon by scavenging media hordes determined to beat up a news piece about a teen suicide cult. All shows start at 7:30. Tickets $15/$10 and are available at the door. Recommended for 14 years and above. June 1 – July 7: The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. A biennial fixture on the Bega Valley Regional Gallery calendar. Boasting a first prize of $50,000, the exhibition attracts many of Australia’s prominent portrait painters and competition is fierce. Official opening on Friday 1st June with guest

speaker and judge Michael Desmond, Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery. June 1st 7:30pm and June 2nd at 1:30 & 7:30pm - Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza. At the Cooma Ex-Services Club, presented by Cooma Harmony Chorus and Snowy Mountains Ensemble with music from “The Mikado”, “Iolanthe”, “The Pirates of Penzance”, “HMS Pinafore”, “Yeoman of the Guard” and “Gondoliers”. Tickets available from Cooma Ex-Services Club and Cooma School of Music and (02) 6452 6067. Adults $20, Concessions $15 and Students $10. 8th - 11th June - The 32nd Merimbula Jazz festival. One of Australia's longestrunning festivals it continues to hit all the right notes with eight official Jazz Festival venues over the long weekend. 29th June - Great Southern Tour Presented by the Sapphire Coast Music Society, the annual Great Southern Tour is a recital by promising Sydney Conservatorium students.Tickets are $18 members, $25 non-members, $21 concession, and school age children free when accompanied by an adult, and can be purchased at Magpie Music (Bega), Booktique Merimbula and Eden Music Centre. Details from Olwen Morris on 6495 0232. 6pm on June 29th at the Wolumla Hall.

25th May to 10th June - "Promise" by Theatre Onset and In Theatre, Bega

1st June to 7th July - Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award - Bega

29th June - Great Southern Tour by students of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Wolumla


Farmland, Bega © Paul Callaghan


Bega is the business and administrative heart of the Bega Valley. It is also a place of natural beauty, surrounded by lush pastures and forests hugging the escarpment. In the language of local Aboriginal

people, members of the Yuin nation, Bega is said to mean “large camping ground”. It would have been a place of great abundance, with an underground lake feeding a series of wetlands, providing plenty of tucker.

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The dairy industry has always played a major part in the Bega economy, and this is still the case today, with the Bega Cheese Co-op one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of dairy products.

What to See & Do Visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Follow the picturesque walking/cycling track near the Bega River Take in the view from the Bega lookout, 5km north of Bega

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Visit the Art Galleries VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE At Bega Cheese Heritage Centre Lagoon Street, Bega Ph: 02 6491 7645

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BEGA CHEESE HERITAGE CENTRE Regional Bus Ticketing available for Countrylink & Premier bus services

Free admission Gourmet range of fudge Cheese tasting & sales Ice creams, milk shakes & light meals The History of Dairying Museum Picnic area Local products, Arts & Crafts

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Award winning range of food, Pizza deals and more. Open 10am-9.30pm Mon to Fri, 4.30pm-9.30pm Sat & Sun. At 98 Carp St Bega next to Coles with plenty of parking. Phone ahead for prompt service:

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Licenced Cafe Morning & Afternoon Tea & Lunch served from Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Breakfast & Lunch Saturday 8am-2pm The cafe is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy our coffee with great company & our friendly service.

Everyone is welcome Bookings preferred but not essential Our menu is Dine-in only, please call 6492 4359 to secure your table. Off street parking, Eftpos, Disabled facilities available. 187-189 Newtown Rd Bega

A ppr oved Retailer Watkin’s 3D Paint and Colour Longest established paint specialists in the area for over 25 years. For all your painting solutions, tools & advice. 95 Carp St Bega 6492 3162



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• Fantastic range of instruments & accessories • Print music, CD’s & DVD’s •accessories Print music, CD’s & DVD’s •• The in Hi-Fi & Home Thebest best in Hi-Fi & Theatre Home Theatre • School of Music - teaching all instruments

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Large range of stock frames, fast 6 little nursery downSelection the lane and the friendly service. of • local•• photography by Tony & Robert Lockerbie. Think outside the picture. Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 1pm 32-34 Church Street, Bega Phone 02 6492 6628 115 Carp St Bega 6492 6500 Hardy plants for coastal, frost and drought conditions Special interest books and gift cards Seedlings and herbs are our specialty Come, relax and be inspired by the ambience of our nursery

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ArtizAntique The funkiest little decor & gift shop in the deep south! Antiques • Vintage • Retro • Art • Books • Records • Unique Gifts • Homewares • Artisanmade furniture & decor • investment art Open 9.30-5.30 Mon to Fri 10am 12.30 Sat

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Discover the delights of our Bed and Breakfast in a gracious 1870’s home in the heart of Bega. 3 individual ensuite rooms, one with spa bath.

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Bega Garden Nursery Hardy plants for coastal, frost & dry conditions. Seedlings and herbs are our speciality. OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY

“The little nursery down the lane” Rear of 32-34 Church St Bega 6492 6628


Caption Bermagui forHarbour, photograph Bermagui © Photographer © Paul Callaghan


Bermagui offers visitors a myriad of things to do and places to go. Pristine beaches and lakes provide water activities from surfing to swimming, snorkelling, boating and canoeing. Book a fishing charter on

one of the many local boats or throw in a line from the beach, rocks or along the Bermagui River. Try out the 18-hole golf course, hit a ball around the tennis courts or play bowls at the Bermagui Country Club.

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The Terrace Cafe at the Club is open every day for lunch and dinner; you can pore over the menu online so you can order as soon as you arrive. Visit the Fishermen's Co-op complex with restaurants, a wine bar and gift shops to wander through, or sit and watch the boats unloading their daily catch of fresh fish. There are several artists studios in and around Bermagui, including Bermagui Mudworks just south of town where you can enjoy a coffee and browse through the extensive range of individually crafted pottery. There is a range of accommodation in Bermagui including B&Bs, motels, tourist/caravan parks, self-contained holiday units and houses and camping.

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Enjoy a coffee at one of the many cafes around town Take a stroll along Horseshoe Bay Discover local history at the Bermagui Museum

Bermagui Country Club

Enjoy a game of golf at the Country Club Try a bike ride through forests full of spotted gums and burrawangs.

Live Entertainment every Friday night from 8.30pm Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Facilities. What’s On during the week:

Bingo - Monday 11am Trivia - Wednesday 8pm Pool Comp - Wednesday 7.30pm - Friday 7.30pm - Saturday 7.30pm


Try out the Club’s new Kids Play Area - now open in the Terrace Cafe Table Service is now available at the Terrace Raffles Every Wednesday and Friday night! First draw 7.30pm

The Terrace Opening Hours: Lunch 12pm - 2pm Dinner 6pm - 8.30pm Open 7 days For bookings phone 64934177 Courtesy Bus available Friday & Wednesday evenings - bookings can be made by phoning the club on 64934340, or bus mobile 0427233639

Visit the Montreal Goldfield Kayak up the Bermagui River

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Bunga Street, Bermagui Ph: 02 6493 3054 Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

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Cobargo is located half an hour north of Bega, in the midst of lush, green pastures rolling away to forested mountains. The village was established with a Post Office, general store, school, hotel, church and blacksmith during the 1870s around the butter and cheesemaking industries. Today, Cobargo is a wonderful example of a working village of local artisans, with many of buildings over 100 years

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Cobargo Secrets old, reflecting the charm of the art & craft housed within them. The two storey building that is home to “Bangles Gallery” is a fine example of century-old architecture, and features lovely wrought iron lace work around the verandahs. Take a stroll around the town and you'll find an array of art and craft, jewellery, pottery, woodwork and leatherwork, or hunt among the collectables, curios and old wares on offer.

Bangles Gallery For nearly 38 years the Bangles belief has been quality, variety, affordable prices and great customer service. Located in a magnificent two-storey timber building in the centre of Cobargo, pottery is at the heart of Bangles Gallery. A talented pool of craftspeople supply Bangles with a selection of traditional and modern Australian-made pottery. There's an extensive range of cookware that is both beautiful and functional, vases, pots, and elegant decorative pieces. Bangles is not just about pottery though. A more diverse range of products has been introduced, including glassware, ironware, leadlight lamps and beautifully crafted cutlery sets. Reflecting the Bangles philosophy, these pieces all represent great value for money without sacrificing quality. Browse through the well-stocked shop to find the perfect gift or something special for yourself. Bangles, Princes Highway, Cobargo. Phone 6493 6421

Ello’s Cafe Decked out like a carriage, with comfortable booth seating and outdoor eating area, Ello’s Cafe serves all day breakfast, light meals and take-aways.

57a Princess Hwy, Cobargo 6493 6206

Bangles Gallery A comprehensive range of all Australian made pottery Princes Hwy Cobargo 6493 6421


Quality leather goods including: • R.M. Williams, Akubra, Drizabone • Belts made on-site • Promoting Australian Made • Best value on the South Coast 68 Princes Highway, Cobargo 2550 Phone 6493 6655

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Dromedary Hotel, Tilba ©©Paul Callaghan Caption for photograph Photographer

Tilba Gulaga became the site of much activity when gold was discovered in the 1860s. Many of Tilba’ s buildings were constructed in the late 1880s when the gold boom was at its peak. By the time

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The villages of Tilba Tilba and Central Tilba lie on the slopes of Gulaga, a place of great spiritual significance to people from the Yuin nation. Named Mt. Dromedary by Captain Cook in 1770, the lower slopes of




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This unique shop is a treasure trove of homewares, antiques, collectables, kitchenware, books, gifts, jewellery and personal care products. And you can now shop online. 7 Bate St, Central Tilba Ph 4473 7799

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mining ceased, the dairy industry was firmly established as the main source of income for the area. The entire village of Central Tilba was classified by he National Trust in 1974 in recognition of its historical significance. Central Tilba maintains its village atmosphere, and has become a centre for crafts people and artisans, as well as ‘old-fashioned’ stores like the general store, lolly shop and toy shop. Shops with leather work, unusual clothing, cafes, antiques and gift ware, as well as the pub, art studios, and the famous cheese factory are all located on Central Tilba’s main street. The village of Tilba Tilba, just two kilometers down the road from Central Tilba, is also protected by a National Heritage listing. Tilba Tilba is home to the magnificent Foxglove Spires, featuring one of Australia’s finest open gardens covering 3.5 acres. There is also a cafe, gift ware and a nursery on site. Tilba Tilba also has a general store, (Pam's Store) and is the base for the walk up Gulaga.

What to See & Do Enjoy the spectacular Foxglove Spires gardens in Tilba Tilba Hike to the top of Gulaga (Mt Dromedary) - start at Pam's Store in Tilba Tilba.

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Step back in time wandering through the National Heritage listed village of Central Tilba Taste the famous Tilba Club Cheese at the ABC Cheese Factory Take a trip to nearby Mystery Bay

Dromedary Hotel (02) 4473 7223

Pam’s Store (02) 4473 7311

ABC Cheese Factory (02) 4473 7387

Tilba Valley Wines (02) 4473 7308

Central Tilba Farm Cabins (02) 4473 7353

Tilba Leather (02) 4473 7360

Mockingbird Lane Antiques (02) 4473 7226

Gulaga Gallery (02) 4473 7233

Tilba Living History

The Dromedary Hotel Maz and Mick are taking over and will be keeping entertainment acts, whilst introducing an exciting new menu and delicious wine selection. With the family friendly beer garden and the back function room available for bookings, Maz and Mick intend to bring a great country style, family friendly pub feel to the "Drom". So if you’re spending time in Central Tilba, drop in to the Dromedary Hotel and “have a cold one” in the historic atmosphere of an original country pub. The pub was one of the first buildings constructed in the village, and was originally run as a coffee palace. Operating as a hotel since 1896, the “Drom” has a long tradition of hospitality that is still evident today. Located right in the centre of the National Trust-classified village, the "Drom" has accommodation available, making it a perfect base to explore the town, with everything located within easy walking distance. With cold beers on tap, delicious lunches and dinners available and a great verandah, the Dromedary Hotel is the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon. The Hotel is open 7 days a week, so drop in and say hello. The Dromedary Hotel - Bate St, Central Tilba. Ph: (02) 4473 7223

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Monthly Markets Guide Eden Eden Market 1st Saturday of month from 8am - 1pm. Eden RSL Hall, Calle Calle St. Eden local produce market 3rd Saturday of the month. Eden Community Garden, Uniting Church, Chandos Street. 8.30-12 noon Pambula Pambula Rotary Market 2nd Sunday of month Pambula Recreation Grounds. Pambula Craft Market 2nd Sunday of mth from 8am - 1pm. Cnr. Monaro & Toalla Sts. Robin Hood Service Club Craft & Collectables Market 2nd Sunday of month from 8am - 1pm. Pambula Town Hall. Merimbula Merimbula Seaside Market & Fair 3rd Sunday of month from 8.30 - 12.30 Ford Oval. Merimbula RFS Market Friday 1st, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th 9am – 3pm at Twyford Hall. Nethercote SEASONAL PRODUCE MARKETS Saturday 28th, 8am – Noon. Nethercote Hall Cnr. Nethercote & Back Creek Roads. Candelo Candelo Markets 1st Sun. of each month from 8.30am 12.30pm. Candelo Oval & Town Hall.

Bega SCPA Markets in Bega 8th & 22nd from 8am - 1pm. Littleton Gardens, Bega. Wyndham Wyndham All Weather Market 4th Sunday of month from 8.30am 12.30pm at Wyndham Hall (OPEN IN ALL WEATHER). Tathra Tathra Markets 4th Sunday of mth from 10am - 2pm at Tathra Hotel, Bega Rd, Tathra. Stall fees go to Starlight Childrens Foundation.

SAARINEN ORGANICS Local manufacturers and growers of herbal creams and ointments. Incorporating Certified organic and Chemical-free local ingredients. For all your facial and skin care needs, visit our website or come and see us at the markets for specials. Try our Aloe vera face cream range Made with fresh Aloe vera gel, honey, chamomile and calendula. Blended with high quality oils of Jojoba, Vitamin E, macadamia nut and olive oil. You can find us at: Candelo markets in the hall. Wyndham markets in the hall. Twyford Hall markets. Nethercote market.

N u r s e r i e s & G a rd e n s Simply Succulents 47 Government Rd Eden Ph 6496 1906 Open Saturday - Tuesday Bega Garden Nursery 32-34 Church St Bega Ph 6492 6628 Open Monday - Saturday The Spires Nursery Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7196 Open 7 days Foxglove Spires Open Garden Corkhill Dr, Tilba Tilba Ph 4473 7375 Open 7 days Bodalla Nursery 195 Princes Hwy Bodalla Ph 4473 5166 Open 7 days Large range of fruit & deciduous trees.


Tanja Tanja Market 16th June 8.30am - 2.30pm. Homemade Homegrown & Recycled at Tanja Public School & Community Hall. Bermagui Bermagui Hand & Homemade Market last Sunday of mth, 8.30 - 12.30, Dickinson Park. Cobargo Cobargo Laneway Markets every Saturday from 9am till 1pm. Tilba Tilba Market Home grown - hand made, every Saturday 8am till 12noon Tilba Hall, contact 4473 7231 Narooma Narooma Rotary Markets 4th Sunday of mth NATA Oval, Princes Hwy. Moruya Moruya Country Market Riverside Park, cnr Shore St and Ford St 8am - 1pm every Saturday morning. Malua Bay Quota Seaside Market 1st Saturday August, October & December. Malua Bay Beach Reserve, Malua Bay. Batemans Bay Batemans Bay Coastal Patrol Market 1st Sun of mth, Corrigans Park, Batehaven, 9am-1pm. Batemans Bay High School 3rd Sunday of month.

Monthly Garden Advice Fresh fruit - what other choice is there Well here we are in another Winter and with so many jobs still to do. As mentioned in previous issues, preparation for planting of winter bare root plants should be well under way if not already completed. This month sees the arrival in nurseries of bare rooted fruit and shade trees, roses, asparagus, rhubarb, artichokes, garlic and the list goes on. Fruit and shade trees are an important and integral part of the overall structure of a garden and careful planning of their siting is paramount to the success of the garden both for light and shade, and so they don't become a hindrance to other plants growing in the same location. Remember that trees grow and will cast more of a shadow as they mature and what might be a sunny spot now, could end up a shady spot in the years to come. Even a tree with no leaves in the Winter will throw a shadow over the surrounds. Fruit trees require a sunny location and a well drained situation to grow well and allow fruit to ripen evenly, and allow air movement throughout the tree which in turn reduces the likelihood of pests and diseases. Understanding the variety of your fruit tree is very important. Different varieties require different forms of cross pollination. Some are self pollinating


and some require cross pollination. An example of this are apples and pears that require a suitable cross pollinator to set fruit. Others like peaches and nectarines are mostly self pollinating. Ask your nursery person to give you the information that is relevant to your selection. Another important facet is whether the tree you intend to plant will do well in your location. Apple, pears and cherries need a certain amount of “chill� during winter to set fruit. An example of this are apples, that generally require up to 1000-2000 hours of temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius for the flowering buds to mature for fruit set. On the other hand, peaches and nectarines don't like a late spring frost


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as they burn the blossom and destroy fruit set. Fruit growing is an exciting yet challenging task and many of the newer varieties introduced into Australia recently are now making their appearance in the nurseries around the country. With the price of fruit and vegetables being what they are there is no better substitute for fresh fruit from the garden. Call in and talk to us and you will be pleasantly surprised what is available and how easy it is to grow your fruit tree in the ground or in a pot. Go on, grow some fruit trees for our kids!

Keith Mundy The Spires Nursery Tilba Tilba




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The Spires Nursery A magical place to visit. Adjacent to Foxglove Spires Open Garden. Rare & interesting perennials, trees, shrubs & roses. Gardeners Shop with an eclectic range of gardeners gifts. Ph 4473 7196


Original Gold Rush Colony, Mogo

Mogo The township of Mogo was born when gold was discovered in the early 1850s at Cabbage Tree Creek. Estimates of the number of diggers who converged on the town range from a conservative 200 to an unlikely 20,000.

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28 To experience what the town was like during the boom, a visit to the Original Gold Rush Colony is a must. Located in a natural Australian bush setting on 4.5ha, the Original Gold Rush Colony, formerly known as Old Mogo Town, is a great place to step back in time. After taking out the award for Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the South Coast Regional Tourism Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, in 2011 the Original Gold Rush Colony won the Heritage and Cultural Tourism - Hall of Fame award. Mogo is now famous for its great range of specialty stores, housed in replica nineteenth century timber buildings. There are potteries, galleries, antique stores, bookshop and coffee shops, many of which specialise in unusual and interesting items. Mogo is the perfect place to spend time browsing for something a little bit different.

Also in Mogo is the internationally recognised Mogo Zoo. Providing world standard facilities for over 200 animals of more than 39 rare and exotic species, Mogo Zoo is committed to the survival of endangered species, including the rare white lions of ‘Timbavati’. Mogo Zoo also won their category at the 2011 South Coast Regional Tourism Awards; they won the award for the best Tourist Attraction. Congratulations to the Original Gold Rush Colony and Mogo Zoo on their awards - they certainly did Mogo proud.

What to See & Do Step back in time and pan for gold at the Gold Rush Colony Go mountain-biking on the trails in nearby State Forests Take a stroll around town and explore the interesting shops

Amanda’s of Mogo

Extensive range of art & craft supplies including:

Historic Mogo

Amanda’s of Mogo Amanda’s of Mogo has the biggest and best range of art and craft supplies on the coast. Craft enthusiasts will find everything they need, from great art sets to canvasses, paints and cardmaking supplies. To make the most of your memories, there’s a huge range of scrapbooking materials, including CRICUT, CUTTLEBUG and accessories. They also have the best range of stamps in store including brands for all tastes. You’ll also find wood pieces and precious metal clay (PMC) for silver jewellery making. You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping from home as Amanda’s of Mogo has gone online. Visit Amanda’s website at www.amandasofmogo. and you can view a range of products from the store described as the Aladdin’s Cave of Art & Craft. During the school term, Amanda’s of Mogo runs craft classes and workshops to help extend your range of skills. Phone the shop, or email Amanda via the website for details of classes. Amanda’s of Mogo, 41 Princes Hwy, Mogo. Ph 02 4474 3453

Mogo Orchid & Fern Nursery Greenhouse of Australian Native Orchids & Ferns. Specialise in Australian cool climate native orchids. Materials for repotting & mounting. Wall Décor, Designer pots. Nursery with a difference.

14 Charles Street MOGO 4474 2291

The Old Dairy Country Crafts ♦ Shabby Chic ♦ Dolls and Bears ♦ Home Embellishments ♦ Gifts ♦ Cow Ceramics Shop 2, ClockTower Arcade, Mogo. 4474 3524

Clocktower Arcade

Clocktower Arcade Six fabulous shops to keep you occupied.

46 Sydney St Mogo 4474 2288

♦ Canvasses ♦ Art Materials ♦ Stamping ♦ Papercraft ♦ Scrapbooking ♦ Cardmaking ♦ Precious Metal Clay

Workshops for all levels in card-making, scrapbooking & PMC (silver) jewellery. Open 7 days 9am - 5pm Phone/Fax: 4474 3453 41 Princes Highway, Mogo NSW 2536

Mogo Bookstore We offer a wide variety of quality second hand books at affordable prices. Drop in for a relaxed browse when you visit Mogo. Enquiries are welcome.

Princes Hwy Mogo. 4474 2141


Clyde River, Batemans Bay © Paul Callaghan

Batemans Bay Like many coastal towns, Batemans Bay, settled by Europeans in the 1820s, relied on timber, ship building, dairying and fishing as its main source of income.


UNIQUE WATERFRONT HOLIDAY TOWNHOUSES 100 metres to Batemans Bay town centre

Clyde River Motor Inn Bookings 4472 6444 Websites to suit every business and budget

The town is accessed from the north by its famous lifting span bridge, the oldest of its type in Australia. Now a thriving regional centre and major tourist destination, people come to Batemans Bay from all over Australia for its natural beauty. Situated on the banks of the magnificent Clyde River, water is deeply ingrained in the culture of ‘the Bay’. Swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking, surfing and diving are all within easy reach of town. The Batemans Marine Park ensures that the coastal environment is protected for future generations. Hire a boat, kayak or a houseboat to explore the spectacular upper reaches of the Clyde River. Batemans Bay is a great destination for families, with its array of outdoor activities and attractions such as minigolf, a cinema, animal park, tennis and a carnival in summer. Batemans Bay also has a fantastic 27


hole championship golf course. There are lots of great national parks to explore within easy driving distance. Head west along the Kings Highway past historic Nelligen and up Clyde Mountain to see beautiful escarpment forests in the Budawang National Park. The beautiful township of Braidwood is also worth a visit. there are plenty of other courses to play within easy driving distance. The Bay is famous for its Clyde River oysters, and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels offering local seafood on the menu. Follow the coastline south to explore beautiful beaches to be found at Malua Bay, Rosedale and Broulee.

What to See & Do Explore the Clyde River by boat, houseboat or kayak Book a fishing charter for a deep-sea fishing experience Visit the Budawang National Park to experience the spectacular escarpment or the Murramarang National Park with its coastal forests Head into town for great shopping

Dovewood Web Services •Affordable quality website design •Website hosting - great rates

02 6494 2185

Buy, Sell & Exchange a wide range of Books Shop 4/270 Beach Rd Batehaven Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm Ph/Fax: 02 4472 6736 Email:


Enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the cafés and restaurants on the bank of the Clyde River. Drive south and explore Malua Bay, Mossy Point and Tomakin. VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE Princes Hwy, Batemans Bay Ph: 1800 802 528

...will take you there!

Mallacoota – Heart of the Coastal Wilderness Mallacoota is one of Gippsland’s great escapes, surrounded by the magnificent wilderness of the Croajingolong National Park and set on the beautiful Mallacoota Inlet. Unwind at this pretty coastal town, blessed with Victoria's warmest winter temperatures and cool ocean breezes in summer. Water is in abundance in this region, so activities including surfing, fishing, swimming, sailing and boating are ideal in the many inlets, lakes and rivers around the town. Mallacoota is located 23 km from the highway turn off at Genoa, so there is no through traffic to disrupt the tranquillity of the picturesque town nestled on the shores of the inlet at its entrance point to Bass Strait. Life moves at a leisurely pace where everyone has a chat, and the latest news is about the biggest fish landed yesterday and when the prawn run will start. Visitors will find all their needs catered for with ample shopping facilities, accommodation and entertainment. There is a visitor information shed, lake cruises, hire boats, bikes and kayaks, organized tours and walking tracks dotted throughout the township, with boat launching ramps at four locations. Boat owners are encouraged to explore the coastline with twelve picnic jetties with

free barbecues and casual moorings. Discover the coast from the popular patrolled Bastion Point Beach and Betka Beach, to the rugged Quarry Beach where snorkellers explore the rocks, or the peaceful Secret Beach. The Top Lake, Bottom Lake, the inlets, cliffs and beaches are all great places to explore - or just sit and watch the beautiful sunsets for which the area is renowned. You may even spot a mighty Southern Right whale from vantage points around the town during the migrating season. Historic attractions include evidence of indigenous occupation with numerous visible middens and stone used in tool making and the fully restored WWII communication bunker museum at the airport. Mallacoota is situated within the Croajingolong National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve recognised for its unique flora and fauna and its essential role in the preservation of native Australian species. Undoubtedly one of Australia's most spectacular parks, Croajingolong encompasses 100 kilometres of coast and hinterland and features an extraordinary diversity of landscapes from pure white sandy beaches, rocky coastal headlands and granite peaks to rambling heathland, lush

East Gippsland

Holiday Destination Special

rainforests and towering eucalypts. It also supports a diverse range of flora and fauna, with more than 1000 native plants and over 300 bird species. Accommodation in Mallacoota is diverse and caters for couples, families and groups with four and five star outlets available in Gipsy Point, a beautiful peninsula jutting into the top lake of the Mallacoota Inlet, home to a large mob of kangaroos. If you are towing a van, camping or driving in an RV, the Foreshore Holiday Park is not to be missed. The park is situated right on the lake shore within easy walking distance of the town centre and provides a number of sites with access to private moorings right on the lake. It is one of the largest caravan parks in Victoria and one of the only parks that offer both boat and caravan sites in the one package. Check out the June special below.



Present this coupon on entry to the Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park or the Eagle Point Caravan Park during the month of June. Offer valid from 1-30 June 2012 for camp sites only, Conditions apply

Eagle Point Caravan Park

Mallacoota Foreshore Holiday Park

East Gippsland Visitor Information

Bookings: (03) 5156 1183

Bookings: (03) 5158 0300

Free Call: 1800 637 060


& Gabo Island Tours Starting from $45 per person.

For inquiries call www.mairser

6495 1074 Heli-Flights (Seasonal only)

Mallacoota & Gabo Island Lighthouse Tours Half Day & Full Day Tours Available Includes lighthouse climb.

Join us on our low level beach patrol flights!

Morning and afternoon flights covering Merimbula, Pambula, Eden and Tathra beaches Bookings essential on 6495 1074 $150pp (45 min duration approx) Run in conjunction with local Surf Life Saving


(Seasonal only)


Triassic Park Walk . Toboggan Run . Toddler Town Cars Rollercoaster . Grand Prix Cars Kiddie Splash Pool . Waterslides Magic Carpet Slide . Mini Golf Take Away Food, BBQ & Picnic Facilities Annual Passes . Half price returns.

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