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FROM THE FOR REAL TEAM Welcome to the November edition of For Real Magazine. The For Real Team has now settled in to their new premises at the EDC. It has been a busy time getting this months issue together. With the weather heating up and Christmas getting closer it is a time when everyone seems to be extremely busy. We are obviously now thinking about the Christmas issue, and if you would like to submit any articles or let us know about events, please get them to us as soon as possible. Inclusion in the magazine is decided by the editorial team and the cut-off date is the 15th of each month. November has many events happening, with people gearing up for the Melbourne Cup, the start of the Festival of Respect, and not to forget Remembrance Day.

Also in this months issue we celebrate the 85th anniversary of The Royal Flying Doctor Service; we also celebrate 30 years of the volunteer walk tour group and much more. A full list of this months events can be found on page 6.

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FOR REAL NOVEMBER EVENTS CALENDAR 6 REMEMBRANCE DAY 8 A REMEMBRANCE DAY STORY: PRIVATE HERBERT SAICH 10 PAWS IN THE PARK: BROKEN HILL PET RESCUE 11 MYSTERY BOX RALLY: OUTBACK ADVENTURE 12 BUISINESS VALUES: STANDARDS TO WORK BY 14 THE PICNIC TRAIN: MACHINE PRESERVATION SOCIETY 14 SMALL BIZ BUS: FAR WEST VISIT 15 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE 17 WALKING THROUGH HISTORY: BROKEN HILL VOLUNTEER WALK TOUR GROUP 18 LOCAL KID: BENJAMIN 19 KITTEN SEASON 20 NOVEMBER PUZZLER 21 DEB HUNT: AUTHOR OF DREAM WHEELER 23 THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION: MELBOURNE CUP 2013 25 FREESTYLIN’ FRIDAY: PCYC 27 SEASON REVIEW: OUTBACK JUNIOR RUGBY LEAUGE 28 STARTING HEALTHY HABITS EARLY: MAARI MA 31 KIDZSHOW TWENTY THIRTEEN: SILVER CITY DANCE ACADEMY 32 ANNUAL HSC EXHIBITION 33 ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE: DR ROSIE KING 33 RAISING AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH: KEVIN KROPINYERI 34 MOVIES IN REVIEW: NOW YOU SEE ME 35 DOGS AND THE HEAT: TIPS TO KEEP YOUR DOG COOL 37 RSL MUSEUM: BROKEN HILL RSL SUB-BRANCH 38 BROKEN HILL MAP 39


EVENTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2013 1ST-30TH MOVEMBER is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression in men. Mo Bros, supported by their Mo Sistas, start Movember (November 1st) clean-shaven and then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their moustache. During Movember, each Mo Bro effectively becomes a walking billboard for men’s health and, via their Mo, raises essential funds and awareness for Movember’s men’s health partners.
Visit au.movember.com for more information. 2ND KIDZSHOW TWENTY THIRTEEN. Come along and have some great kiddie fun. You wont be dissapointed, and your kids will love it too! Held at Theatre 44 on Wills Street at 3pm. Contact Kristil on 0467 055 293 or visit silvercitydance.com.au for more information. 3RD PLEASANT SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT. Music, song and comedy presented by Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir Members at 2.30pm in Philharmonic Clubrooms, corner Crystal/Sulphide Streets. Tickets at door $10.00 include Afternoon Tea. 5TH WENTWORTH MELBOURNE CUP RACES. Enjoy having a flutter on the local races, join in the fun of the Fashions on the Field and catch up with friends at this great social event. Wenthworth Showgrounds, Armstrong Ave, Wentworth. 5TH COBURN HOTEL MELBOURNE CUP RACE DAY. Big screen, mystery trifecta “Hide and Seek” ticket hunt, lucky door prize for best dressed, party bus available (bookings essential). Phone 8091 1634 or 0407 804 770. 8TH EDC / CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS BREAKFAST. Presentation on building a local and global presence via online marketing and social media. For details contact the EDC on 8087 9222 or The Chamber of Commerce on 8087 2236. 9TH COMMUNITY MARKETS. Come along and enjoy handmade chocolates, pickles, sauces, gourmet cupcakes, locally grown olive products and much more. From 9am till 1pm, for more information contact David McGrath at bhcominc@ceinternet.com.au or on 08 8087 8903. 9TH THE COBURN HOTEL 125TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. Come and celebrate with us from 11am with historic hotel and Cockburn township tours (gold coin donation), live music, BBQ’s, raffles and give aways. party bus available (bookings essential). Family friendly event supporting the local district. Phone 8091 1634 or 0407 804 770.

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10TH-13TH SISTER CITIES AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE. The aim of this conference is to explore the key elements needed for the sister city movement to continue to grow both domestically and internationally. Visit brokenhillaustralia.com.au for more information. 11TH REMEMBRANCE DAY. Remembrance Memorial Service at 11am at the WWI Memorial. 11TH-17TH NATIONAL RECYCLING WEEK. Planet Ark National Recycling Week aims to improve the positive environmental outcomes of recycling by increasing community awareness, increasing collection rates and reducing contamination. Local councils, businesses and community groups are encouraged to join in throughout the week. VIisit recyclingweek.planetark.org/about/ for more information. 14TH WORLD DIABETES DAY.
The World Diabetes Day campaign is an event used to increase understanding of diabetes, and to raise funds for research.
Visit www. diabetesaustralia.com.au for more information. 15TH COLOURS OF SUMMER FESTIVAL. To be held at Willyama High School from 3.30pm7.30pm. Events include: Colour run, sumo suits, slide n slide, musical performances, face painting, electronic games, ice-cream bar, fairy floss, cake stall, BBQ and much more. 17TH FATHER CHRISTMAS ARRIVES AT THE PICNIC TRAIN. Members of the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society are holding their annual free “Santa Train”. From 10am to 1pm at Kintore Reserve, opposite the tourist information centre. For more information contact Janet on 0427 095 216. 20TH UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY. United Nations Universal Children’s Day is observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Visit www.un.org/en/events/childrenday/ for more information. 24TH PAWS IN THE PARK. A community family fun day for animal lovers of all kinds. With special guest Farmer Dave. Held at Sturt Park from 10am to 2pm. 24TH COLOUR YOUR WORLD, COLOUR ME CHRISTMAS. In their last Concert for 2013, Colour My World, Colour Me Christmas the Broken Hill Philharmonic Choir, with Guest Artists Louise Keast, Hannah Schofield and The Back in Time Dancers will celebrate colour and the oncoming Christmas season at the Musicians’ Club Auditorium at 3pm. Tickets will be sold at the Door and cost Adults $15.00, Concessions $12.00, Children $8.00 and Group Concessions 10 or more $10.00 each.

25TH INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. This day is a reminder that violence against women should never occur. It is a reminder that the world must continue to eliminate instances of violence against anybody, particularly women.
Visit www. un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/ for more information. 25TH WHITE RIBBON DAY. The White Ribbon Campaign aims to raise awareness among Australian men and boys about the roles they can play to prevent violence against women. The campaign calls for men across Australia to speak out and take an oath swearing never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. Visit www. whiteribbon.org.au/ for more information. 28TH BIG SCREEN 2013. The National Film & Sound Archive of Australia’s touring film festival returns to Broken Hill and surrounding towns, in late November and early December 2013, with a program full of wonderful films both old and new. The festival will be screening at Broken Hill’s Silver City Cinema and the Broken Hill Art Gallery, with school screenings and ones for the general public, including our traditional Opening Night, with Opening Night refreshments at the Broken Hill Art Gallery from 6pm, then a screening at the cinema on Oxide St at 7.30pm with special guest and a great new film! Visit www.nfsa.gov.au/ bigscreen/brokenhill for more information. 29TH ANNUAL HSC EXHIBITIION. This popular annual exhibition showcases the works of year 12 students from Broken Hill and the region. Opening 29 November. Openings usually begin at 6.30pm with doors open at 6.00pm. For more information contact the Regional Art Gallery on 08 8080 3440. 30TH DARETON COOMEALLA NAMATJIRA COMMUNITY ACTION TEAM MARKET DAY Join the fun, street stall shopping or hold your own stall. Tapio Street, Dareton. For more information contact Jeanette on (03) 5027 4647.

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Remembrance Day 11th November 2013 Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day) marks the anniversary of the armistice, which ended the First World War, 11 November 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month,” in accordance with the Armistice. World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919. Each year, services are held at 11am on 11 November, with one-minute silence being observed, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and conflicts. This year is the 95th anniversary of the armistice as well as being the 20th anniversary of the interment of the Unknown Soldier in the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Memory. Some of the customs carried out for the Remembrance Day service are: Laying of wreaths: It is a time-honoured custom to lay flowers on graves and memorials to commemorate the dead. The recitation: One traditional recitation is the Ode, the fourth stanza of the poem For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon (1869–1943). For the fallen was first published in the London Times in 1914 and later in many anthologies of war verse. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not wear y them, nor the years condemn. A t the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.” The Last Post: In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest and at commemorative services such as Remembrance Day. Period of Silence: On 6 November 1919 the King sent a special message to the people of the Commonwealth: “I believe that my people in every part of the Empire fervently wish to perpetuate the memory of that Great Deliverance, and of those who laid down their lives to achieve it. The King requested that “a complete suspension of all our normal activities” be observed for one minutes at “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” so that “in perfect stillness the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the Glorious Dead”. One-minute silence was first observed in Australia on the first anniversary of the Armistice and continues to be observed on Remembrance Day. 8

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The Rouse and the Reveille: After the one-minute silence, flags are raised from half-mast to the masthead as the Rouse is sounded. Today it is associated with the Last Post at all military funerals, and at services of dedication and remembrance. Since Roman times, bugles or horns had been used as signals to command soldiers on the battlefield and to regulate soldiers’ days in barracks. The Reveille was a bright, cheerful call to rouse soldiers from their slumber, ready for duty; it has also been used to conclude funeral services and remembrance services. It symbolises an awakening in a better world for the dead, and also rouses the living back to duty, now their respects have been paid to the memory of their comrades. The Rouse is a shorter bugle call that was also used to call soldiers to their duties; being short, the Rouse is the call most commonly used in conjunction with the Last Post at remembrance services. Flag at Half Mast: The tradition of lowering flags to halfmast as a sign of remembrance is believed to have its origins on the high seas. As a sign of respect or honour for important persons, sailing ships would lower their sails, thus slowing the vessel and allowing for the VIP’s own vessel to come alongside and for him to board if so desired. Lowering of sails was also used to honour VIPs who were reviewing a naval procession from the land. In time only the ship’s flags were lowered in a symbolic gesture. This practice was also adopted on land. The Red Poppy: The Flanders poppy has long been a part of Remembrance Day, the ritual that marks the Armistice of 11 November 1918. During the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium. In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. In English literature of the nineteenth century, poppies had symbolised sleep or a state of oblivion; in the literature of the First World War a new, more powerful symbolism was attached to the poppy – the sacrifice of shed blood. On the Friday before Remembrance Day, poppies are sold by volunteers on the streets to raise money for veterans of war.

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Bindara Station a remembrance day story Private Herbert saich In the last week of August 1917 a bicycle messenger, probably a young boy, knocked on a door in Tottenham, North London, with a telegram that every wife of armed service personnel dreaded at that, or any other time. Private Herbert Saich service number 27436, had been killed in action, near Passchendaele nine kilometers north east of Ypres (now in Belgium) on 23 August 1917. He was 28 years of age. Most of what he did and where he was during World War I was lost with (many other records) in a fire after a bombing during World War II, so there is not a complete story, however, some is known from records and family stories

Whilst on leave after the Somme he probably met his daughter Phyllis, just as she was born. This may have been the only time he saw her. Herbert has no known grave, where he died is now a supermarket. His name is not on any memorial in England and the only reminder of his life are the inscription on the Tyne Cot Memorial, his medals, one letter and his decedents.

Herbert had served in the British army (known as the British Expeditionary Force) since 1914. He originally joined the Warwickshire Regiment in Tottenham and was subsequently transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry.

His medals are worn every ANZAC day by his great-great grandson, who was born in Broken Hill in 2008 and he is remembered by his family every Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, November 11.

He was a sniper and fought in most of the major and minor battles on the Western Front. He had refused promotions as he felt that he was of most use to the army staying as a sniper. On the day of his death he had climbed a tree to gain a better vantage point and the tree was hit by a high explosive shell.

He is just one of the 9,722,620 armed services deaths during World War I, 6,841,248 civilian deaths and 21,228,813 military wounded (Wikipedia).

He had fought in the Somme and had returned to England afterwards for the battalion to be rebuilt and trained, after so many casualties it left them unable to operate after the battle, there were over 6000 dead and wounded. Herbert was born on the 7th February 1889 in Hackney, North London. He did well at Morning Lane School and became a tobacco factory foreman, already achieving much more than his father who was a groom. He had a great future ahead of him. 10

He volunteered into the army and commenced training, then married his sweetheart Ellen Hughes on the 28th August 1915. He was then dispatched to the front.

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Private Herbert Saich: The Warwickshire Regiment - Service No: 14937 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry - Service No: 27436

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We will remember them. Lest We Forget.


paws in the park broken hill pet rescue Broken Hill Pet Rescue Inc., in conjunction with the Community Legal Centre, brings you Paws in the Park.

Farmer Dave is also a reality TV celebrity, starring on shows like Dancing with the Stars and Big Brother.

Paws in the Park is a community family fun day for all animal lovers. Come and enjoy a wonderful day in the park, with events and competitions for all ages.

Broken Hill Pet rescue is a not-for-profit community organisation committed to saving the lives of companion animals.

Friendly and socialised dogs are invited to attend and take part in the day. Enter them in the Paws in the Park Walk and a competition or two.

Their goal is ‘A safe home for every animal, a safe animal for every home’.

There will be doggy demonstrations, kids activities, community stalls, products for sale, giveaways and lots more. Competitions include best-dressed dog, biggest dog, smallest dog and much more. Entry fee for each event/competition is a gold coin. It is required that all dogs be properly restrained by a harness or leash, and must be under the effective control of a person 16 years of age or older. Special guest and MC for the day will be David Graham, or better known as Farmer Dave, one of Australia’s leading dog trainers. Farmer Dave has trained detection dogs for explosives and narcotics, is a canine behaviourist and operates the Australian Canine Sports and Training Centre (a place where dogs and their owners bond, play, training and harness their dogs natural instincts through K9 Nose Work, DockDogs, Treibball, Herding and Doggy Daycare).

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Bindara Station Mystery Box Rally Outback adventure From the organisers of the Cancer Council’s biggest private fundraiser Shitbox Rally, we are delighted to announce the birth of Mystery Box. A light hearted approach to a serious cause, this fundraiser is completely unique with teams approaching the starting point in Melbourne with nothing but their personal essentials. It’s a leap of faith for the city slickers glued to their smartphones but that is the fun and essence of Mystery Box – taking likeminded people out of their comfort zones for a unified purpose. Manheim, Australia’s leading car auction company, sourced 50 cars to host a private auction for Mystery Box the night prior to departure. Teams spent months fundraising for the chance to be a part of the challenge with a $3,000 minimum charity donation needed to get involved. Teams received the day’s route the morning they embarked, camping overnight in often remote locations and hidden gems.

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Already over $136,000 has been raised for the first ever Mystery Box rally with the fundraising target of $150,00 in sight. With two weeks to go, expectations are high for the inaugural event. Associate Professor Freddy Sitas, Director of Cancer Research Cancer Council NSW said, “The introduction of cancer screening, improved treatment and education has all contributed to saving many lives from cancer. Investing more into research and translating good research into effective practice will save even more Australians in the future. To date, Shitbox has raised in total over $3 million since its inception in 2010 together with Mystery Box for the Cancer Council to go towards cancer research. With Mystery Box comes a whole new twist on the concept of mystery travel and having fun whilst raising money for a worthwhile cause. For further information or to donate to the cause to show your support, visit http://www.mystery-box. com.au/.


Keep It Real Our tourism and film industries put Broken Hill on the world stage and bring in over $60 million dollars* each year. That’s REAL money and REAL jobs for our community. So it pays to be a local that knows a bit about your home town. For more information on what people from ‘away’ are here to see – log onto www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au or call into the Visitor Information Centre. We are all part of the story. *Source Destination NSW and Broken Hill Film, Studios and Precinct Business Plan

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Business values

THE picnic train

standards to work by

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Values are a core to life and business. We all have a set of standards that we measure ourselves and others against and this is within our own lives, wider community and business operations.

Members of the West Darling Machinery Preservation Society are holding their annual free “ Santa Train”, on Sunday, 17th November, 10am to 1pm, with free rides all day.

We do not often take the time to document these values, although there are many templates and examples easily found.

The jolly man in red will be there handing out lollies and mingling with the crowd. There will also be a sausage sizzle, cupcakes and icy cold drinks for sale.

Within business, values are incredibly important. They characterise our interactions with customers, between staff and define the whole organisation.

“The day was always a great occasion for the whole family,” said Janet Lord, the Society’s secretary.

This also makes staff recruitment easier because staff need to fit within the values framework. Each staff member then has a far greater chance of integrating into the organisation and staying within the business for a longer amount of time. Setting a core set of values for your business therefore makes fiscal sense, cutting staffing costs, both through recruitment and turnover as well as relations generally; also it improves customer service and interactions therefore creating a wide, loyal customer base so this brings increased sales. The question if you own or operate any type of business or organisation is: If you do not have a core values statement, why not?

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The train, which was once a popular attraction at Penrose Park, was restored to its former glory by the members of the WDMPS, after it was found in a sad state of repair on a nearby property. Everyone is welcome at what is a popular event for families. The train can also be booked for private functions, such as birthdays, school groups and school holiday programs. For more information contact Janet on 0427095216


small biz bus far west NSW TOUR The Small Biz Bus is a Winnebago, supplied as a mobile office by the Small Biz Connect programme, which is funded support via advisory services for small business across NSW. Locally this service is supplied by Broken Hill EDC, and this covers the Unincorporated Area, Central Darling Shire and Broken Hill; an area of 177,000 square kilometers. The bus visited Broken Hill, Menindee, Wilcannia and Whitecliffs. The bus driver, Ian Anderson, really enjoyed his outback adventure and the businesses in each of the locals took the opportunity to visit and speak with the advisors and engage with this programme, at no cost to them. The bus will be back next year, hopefully with the same support it received on this trip.

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85th anniversary celebrations Royal flying doctor service Every day for the past 85 years the Royal Flying Doctor Service have been taking to our skies, providing the finest care to Australia’s furthest corners. On Saturday 19 October they celebrated by having on open day at the Broken Hill base. As part of the open day, visitors could enjoy a wander through the hangar (a place normally out of bounds), as well as being able to step into a working RFDS plane.

are incredible small scale replicas of their larger cousins.” said a local parent who attended the event. In addition, the Broken Hill Aero Club celebrated the 75th anniversary of their official incorporation. Many planes were on show, both model and full size. Throughout the day many planes took off and landed and visitors were allowed to get up close to many different aircrafts. The RFDS has served the people of Australia over the past 85 years, and they continue to be humbled by and appreciative of the support they receive.

Adults and kids alike enjoyed the chance to sit in a cockpit of a RFDS simulator plane. The day was a very successful one, with many people taking the time to check it out. “There was an amazing array of different types of aircraft, from very small one-seaters to larger passanger planes and was enjoyed by everyone that attended. The children especially gravitated towards the model aircraft which

Through the challenges and changes of the past 85 years the RFDS has evolved into one of the largest and most comprehensive medical services in the world, but we remain committed to John Flynn’s vision: to provide the health care that rural, remote and regional communities need and deserve.

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L-R: RONDA ABSALOM, JEAN ZANON, SANDRA WALDEN, JACK HARRIS, DAPHNE COFFEY, MARGOT WHITE & RAE DELLAR.

walking through history The volunteer walk tour group Who is the Volunteer Walk Tour Group? The Volunteer Walk Tour Group is a group of individuals who have been conducting walk tours of Broken Hill for the past 30 years.

How do people find out about the tours? Pamphlets have been distributed to all the hotel and motels throughout town, and many people learn about the tours by word-of-mouth.

How many guides are there? Originally, there were 15 guides but currently there are 7, 2 of which have been involved from the start.

Who would be interested in taking the tour? Visitors to Broken Hill are the most common participants, but there have been some locals along. Basically anyone wanting to leant more about BH history would enjoy the tour.

When are the tours conducted? A tour departs from the Tourist Centre at 10am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with each tour usually taking 2 hours. Tours are not conducted during the hotter months, with the last tour for the year around 15 December and starting again in March. Do you need to book for the tour? If you want to go on a tour, you just need to be at the tourist centre before the tour starts.

Does it cost to take the tour? At the end of the tour donations are accepted. All money raised mainly goes to local charities, with some being distributed to places like Greenhill Lodge in Adelaide. Over the past 30 years there has been over $90000 in donations.

As there are only 7 guides, the Volunteer Walk Tour Group is always looking for interested people to become a guide. If you are a local, interested in the history of Broken Hill and want to promote it, then being a guide might be something you are interested in. Since the centenary of BH in 1983 this group has been showcasing our town to visitors. If you are interested in being part of this, please contact Daphne on 80872782.

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LOCAL KID: benjamin How old are you? BENJAMIN: 5 years old How long have you lived in Broken Hill? B: 5 years! What school do you attend? B: Rainbow Preschool What is your favourite thing about your family? B: Spending time with my Mum and Dad What do you like to do with your friends? B: I like to ride the scooters with my friends.

What are some of your favourite things to do? B: I like watching movies, watching Spongebob Squarepants and drawing. What would you like to be when you grow up? B: I would like to be Tottenham football player! I would also like to be an astronaut. What places in Broken Hill do you like to visit? B: The park and going to the movies. What is your favourite place to go on a holiday? B: Sydney.

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Is there anything that Broken Hill doesn’t have that you would like to have here? B: A tower. What do you love about Broken Hill? B: I love Broken Hill because all my family are here, and I love lizards and other animals.

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Kitten season Benefits of desexing your cat Kitten season is the time of the year when most cats give birth. It is during the warmer months of the year (with a peak between November and April) where animal shelters, pounds and cat rescues are flooded with cats and kittens. It is not uncommon for shelters, pounds and rescue groups to receive a mother cat and her litter of kittens at this time of year. It is estimated that there are over 2.7 million owned cats and between 5 and 12 million un-owned cats in Australia. About 30% of all households own at least one cat and there are about half a million kittens born each year. Sadly, approximately 70,000 cats are euthanised in Australia each year. If just one person were to desex their cat it would stop the creation of up to 17 kittens each year.

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diseases of the productive organs. Female cats can suffer from physical and nutritional exhaustion if they are continually breeding. Behaviourally, cats are less prone to wander and fight. They are less likely to suffer from anti-social behaviours. There are also benefits to the community, where there are less unwanted cats and kittens to be cared for in pounds and shelters. For an owner, there are less costs for feeding, no need to find homes for unwanted litters. While it seems an expense to have your male or female cat desexed. In the long term it works out better for both the owner and the community.

Female cats can become pregnant from as young as 4 months and it now common and safe to desex your cat as early as 8 weeks (2 months). The gestation period for a “queen” (which is the correct name for a pregnant cat) is typically 57 to 69 days, with the average of 63 to 64 days (about nine weeks). Female cats can then become pregnant again even when they are still feeding the newborn kittens. There are many reasons why it is a good idea to desex your cat. Other than the reduction in the amount of unwanted cats and kittens, it is also good for their health. There is evidence to show that desexing your cat at an early age can reduce the risk of getting cancer or other 20

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Deb hunt author of dream wheeler What did you do before you started writing? I was an English teacher in Spain for a year, a medical librarian in a military hospital in Saudi Arabia then an actress in London. In between I also worked in event management, PR and journalism. When did you decide to become a writer? I came back from Saudi Arabia and did some acting, then PR and journalism and worked out that what I loved most was writing, this was in the late 1980’s. A few years later I started scribbling and further developed my love of writing. Why do you write? I love telling stories and I love language. I studied French and Spanish and discovered through acting the power of words and how you can change the impact of those words. What made you decide to sit down and actually start something? Jane’s story was so compelling I felt it needed to be shared. It initially started with discussions with Jane and then moved to more formal interviews. The process of the book took three years to complete. What are your ambitions for your writing career? It was always my ambition to be published and I’m now writing two more books, both of which will be published by Macmillan next year. I started out self-publishing and that led to a commission from Macmillan. I want to thank Clyde for keeping me going whenever I flag and Lisa McFayden for a brilliant job of editing the first book. Which writers inspire you? There are so many, usually it’s the last writer whose book I’ve read. They always have something unique to share. The writers I’m reading at the moment are largely centered on memoirs to help me write my own, so I’ve got books by Clive James, Sarah Turnbull and Elizabeth Gilbert on the go. I’m also reading Margaret Atwood, a brilliant Canadian writer. Australian writers I love include Tim Winton, Helen Garner, Peter Carey and the wonderful Kate Grenville.

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So, what have you written? Dream Wheeler is the story of the past twenty years of Jane Lambert’s life. Many years ago Jane contracted polio when she was pregnant with her fifth child and she ended up in a wheelchair, but that’s not the point of the story. Dream Wheeler starts with Jane’s decision to move to France when she was in her mid-sixties, searching for a new life and a new love. She found both, but not without a few mishaps along the way! Where can we buy or see your book? You can buy Dream Wheeler in Browzers book shop or amazon.com. Broken Hill is fortunate to have such a fantastic book shop as Browzers. They can always get any book I’m after and I love their second hand section. The library is another favourite spot. What is your favorite book and why? Always the last great book I read (in this case Margaret Atwood Oryx and Crake) until the next great book. What is your favorite quote? Clive James in his memoir (several volumes of it) writes about being “...no more faithful to the facts than the ego finds convenient.” I’ve been keeping that in mind when I’ve been writing my own memoir it covers a multitude of sins and omissions. There are lots of quotes from Peter Ustinov that I love – “I am at my happiest with imperfect happiness. Perfection has no personality.” Another one is – “It is our responsibilities, not ourselves that we should take seriously.” Where can you see yourself in 5 years time? Having three books published, finishing a young adult book and helping Clyde Thomson get his story published. He’s led an incredible life. Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why? Peter Ustinov, the man I would most like to have met. He was an actor, comedian, writer, humanist, UN ambassador, raconteur and filmmaker. He was a fascinating man and I would have loved to have met him.

What is the hardest thing about writing? Rewriting is the hardest part, but it’s essential because you can see the story improve. It’s also hard to stay seated long enough to write, there are so many distractions.

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the race that stops the nation Melbourne cup 2013

BY Belinda Miller

Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s most famous Tuesday. It’s a day when the nation stops to listen to or watch the race on TV, and even those who don’t usually bet buy a ticket in a sweep.

For this first race, the horses waited for the starter to drop a flag, which was the signal to start racing. A fixed barrier, where horses line up at the start, was introduced in 1925. Today’s “cage” system came later.

Said American writer, Mark Twain, on attending the 1895 running of the Melbourne Cup: “Nowhere in the world have I encountered a festival of people that has such a magnificent appeal to the whole nation. The Cup astonishes me.”

As early as 1865, Cup day was a half-day-holiday in Melbourne for public servants and bank officials. Various businesses also closed at lunchtime.

The Melbourne Cup is a Group 1, handicap horse race run over 3200 metres on the first Tuesday in November, as part of the Spring Racing Carnival. The 153rd Melbourne Cup is on Tuesday 5th November 2013. The Melbourne Cup is rare among famous horse races for being a handicap event. This means that the best horses must carry not only their jockey, but also extra weight in the form of lead bars in their saddlebags. Horses with a lesser chance of winning carry only their jockey. This has always been part of the Cup’s popularity because it means, in theory, every horse has an equal chance, so it’s possible for an unknown horse with a lightweight jockey to streak past the post and beat the favourite. Frederick Standish, member of the Victorian Turf Club and steward on the day of the first Cup, was credited with forming the idea to hold a horse race and calling it the “Melbourne Cup.” Seventeen horses contested the first Melbourne Cup, on Thursday 7 November 1861, racing for the modest prize of 710 gold sovereigns (£710) cash and a hand-beaten gold watch.

Racehorses come from all over the world to race in the Cup, with overseas entrants travelling by plane in luxurious quarters. It was far more risky taking them by ship to Melbourne. In September 1867, the city of Melbourne was hit by a gale, almost a cyclone, off Jervis Bay. On board a ship were eleven racehorses travelling to the Cup; nine died. Phar Lap, the most famous horse in the world of his day, won the 1930 Melbourne Cup at 11/8 odds on, the shortest priced favourite in the history of the race. He had to be hidden away at Geelong before the race after an attempt was made to shoot him and only emerged an hour before the race time of the Cup. After 150 years, the race has become the richest handicap race held in Australia and the prize money and trophies make it among the richest horseraces in the world. The total prize money for the race in 2012 was $6.2 million, with it being as much as $10million this year. Today, it is more than just a horse race, with fashion becoming an important part of the day. Raceday fashion has occasionally drawn as much attention as the race itself. Flowers, especially roses, are also an important component of the weeks racing at Flemington.

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freestylin’ friday PCYC The PCYC has recently started a new program for youth in Broken Hill. The freestylin’ Friday program aims to provide a free and fun alternative to young people for their Friday nights. The program is aimed at 10-17 year olds. Club manager Rowena Lawrence said whilst promoting the program “it’s a great way to give back to our community who have been supportive and generous to the club” – the PCYC has recently improved the BMX track and done work in the club grounds with donations from local businesses. Youth Worker and Local Councilor Jim Richards is the Activities Coordinator for the program and has told FOR REAL Magazine that he wants to use the program to make the PCYC into a vibrant activity hub for kids in town. “Freestylin’ Friday is an awesome program, and I really want the kids who attend to have the most input into the kinds of activities that are run. I’ve been doing youth work for a few years now and one key element to successful youth programs is that the youth decide what to do. By being really flexible and open to any ideas I hope our members will take ownership of their club.” In addition to a free meal and refreshment each week, Participants are given free membership to the PCYC, allowing them access to the variety of other activities run, including Dance, Tae Kwon Do, Boxing for fitness, BMX and the recently refurbished Gym.

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“The most powerful part of this deal is the free club membership. This allows the young people who get involved with the program to be a member of the club, and have an impact on the way the club works! – This is a great move for the PCYC. We need to realise one key principle, that today’s young club members are tomorrow’s volunteers, employees, club managers and directors,” Said Jim. Jim’s own story follows a similar path to the one he outlines, he was a volunteer and involved with several youth activities in the community before becoming a youth worker, board member of local youth organisations and eventually a member of Council. Freestylin’ Fridays happens in PCYC Clubs across the state, and activities range from indoor soccer and cricket to cooking lessons, blue light discos and movie and games nights.

The program is running from the 18th of October for the duration of term 4. For more information contact: Jim - 0431 296 111

Enrolments are now being taken at Alesco Learning Centre for 2014 Applications have been submitted to the Board of Studies for Year 9 and Year 10 classes with a maximum of 30 students. For more information or to enrol in Alesco Learning Centre for 2014 please contact Ann Rogers on 8087 6022

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Season review outback junior rugby leauge The Outback Junior Rugby League has had another successful season. Achieving growth in all age groups, all age groups being competitive and several players receiving higher honours in the representative side. It has been a great year for the OJRL.

BY Matt Kiddle

The under 12’s grand final was the most exciting game on grand final day, the Yabbies scoring with fifteen seconds on the clock to secure a 28-26 victory. Throughout the year these two sides, and the Young Guns, always had competitive games, and this was a fitting grand final for the age group.

Menindee Yabbies Menindee were the most successful junior side this season, taking out premierships in the under 10’s, 12’s and 14’s. The under 14’s were arguably one of the strongest junior sides the Outback has seen in a long time. They were strong in all positions across the park. That strength was rewarded for Joseph Newman who earned himself a place in the South Australia development side. Joseph was also awarded with the under 14’s OJRL player of the year and remarkably won the under 16’s grand final man of the match award in a losing side. Joseph was well supported by Neil Mitchel, Vinnie and Tevita Newman and the other players in the under 14’s and under 16’s. The under 14’s were undefeated throughout the season and defeated the Wilcannia Boondies 64-0 in the Grand Final. The under 16’s had several under 14’s backing up to play each week for the more senior side, their effort to get to the decider against the Silver City Young Guns was a huge achievement for the team. The Yabbies picked up two more premierships in the under 10’s and under 12’s. In the under 10’s Steven Newman was the star on Grand Final day and throughout the year, Steven scored five tries in the Yabbies 42-24 grand final victory. Pansy Newman was also a stand out in the grand final as she tackled anything that moved, and prevented the Boondies from getting too many tries. 28

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David Vili scored a hat trick as the Boondies found him very hard to stop; David had plenty of help from the likes of Ben Fusi and Jessie Johnson who were also outstanding on the day. The Yabbies juniors showed that the club, and the Menindee community are in a great position to have strong and successful rugby league sides for many years to come. Wilcannia Boondies This year the Wilcannia Boomerangs, Parntu Warriors and the Wilcannia Central School combined their resources to focus on the juniors in the community. This is a positive step not only for junior rugby league but also for the Wilcannia Township. This was a season without any silver for the Boondies but could still be considered a successful season. With three sides playing on grand final day, and the under 12’s been mere seconds away from a premiership, it was a good year for the new club. In the under 10’s they Boondies had several stand out players, Katrina Hunter was always dangerous in attack and never stopped trying. Sheldon Hunter was another player who never gave up, he would always be there to chase a dropped ball or take down a runaway attacker. Tyrone Kennedy and Jamin Whyman were try scoring machines for the under 12’s, both players were always a


headache for the defence and led the Boondies attack each week. Tyrone and Jamin will grow into very talented players over the coming years.

leaps in bounds this year, Max’s defence was formidable and he played every game with a beaming smile on his face.

The under 14’s and 16’s had more difficult years, the 14’s faced a formidable Yabbies team in the finals and the 17’s came up against strong Yabbies and Young Guns sides throughout the year.

Corey Kennedy was again a standout in the under 12’s, he was a defensive menace, tackling everything that came near him. In attack it was Robert Johnson who stood out, a very talented player with a big future ahead of him.

The 14’s tried hard but the Yabbies were just too strong throughout the year, Owen Whyman played his heart out every week for the club and is turning into a future leader for the Boondies.

The under 14’s had a disappointing year, struggling for players at times. But the players took the field were always eager to be out there and played their hearts out for the full game. Jae Edwards was one player who never gave up, Jae would turn up to every training session and every game keen for a run and his rugby league improved throughout the year because of this.

Former Wilcannia juniors Victor Ward and Ethan Whyman both had successful years in Newcastle this year. Victor and Ethan both received scholarships to attend Hunter Sports high due to their outstanding ability on the rugby league field. Victor was also rewarded for his efforts this year with selection in the NSW under 16’s squad; unfortunately Ethan was injured at the time, as he would have been very close to selection as well. Silver City Young Guns The Young Guns entered their second season in a strong position, the under 10’s and under 12’s had gained several players as well as keeping the majority from last season. The under 14’s were looking strong and the under 16’s had their sights set on the clubs first silverware. This year the Young Guns also welcomes a host of great coaches to the club. Dylan McCardell and Brian McKenzie coached the under 10’s, Richard Unsworth with the under 12’s and 14’s and Craig Larkins coached the under 16’s. The under 10’s and 12’s both showed vast improvement over the year, both sides been competitive in their respective semi-finals but falling just short against the Boondies. Max Langford was one player who improved in

The under 16’s were successful in securing the clubs first premiership, defeating the Yabbies 54-26 on grand final day. Led by Captain Ivan Pederson the Young Guns played a strong game and held of a fast finishing Menindee side to take home the trophy. Silver City were strong across the park, the forward pack provided strong go forward through Paul Drury, Robert Larkins and Helaman Paewai. This go forward allowed plenty of room for their speedy backs to take advantage and score some points. Fullback Ivan Pederson scored two tries on the day, as did Jack Kennedy on the wing. Anthony Campbell and Terry Biswell were also strong creating plenty of chances for their side. The premiership shows how well rugby league has developed in Broken Hill over the last two years. All three clubs are in a strong position moving forward and season 2014 looks set to be the biggest year for the Outback Junior Rugby League.

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The children love making healthy fruit kebabs and love eating them.


starting healthy habits early Maari Ma health aboriginal corporation The children at Bugdlie Pre-School may not realise it now, but the lessons they’re having about fruit and vegetables each week are laying the foundations for their lifestyle choices in the future. Pre-school learning environments offer prime opportunities to establish healthy eating habits and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation is taking up that opportunity by partnering with Bugdlie to deliver nutrition education to the children. Maari Ma Primary Healthy Lifestyle Worker, Shannon Oates, spends an hour with the children each Monday morning to talk about different fruit and vegetables and brings along a different fruit or vegetable each week for the children to try. “I talk about the colour, texture, smell, shape, taste and how it grows. “I always include a huge A3 picture of the fruit or vegetable as well which is laminated for the children to keep and hang on their walls to act as a talking point for the whole week. “I’ve been attending Bugdlie all year and as the weeks have progressed I’ve introduced more interactive education such as making smoothies with bananas, honey, mango and yoghurt, introducing avocado and spreading it on bread, making fruit kebabs with a range of different fruit, and making a cheese slaw with carrots and cheese.

“The children are able to be very hands on with the making of the food and really enjoy it. I have developed a great relationship with them all and really look forward to my lessons each Monday” she said. Shannon said developing good habits in childhood is essential to becoming a healthy adult. “Children’s habits typically follow into adulthood. Habits are formed early and are often the result of routine so it’s easier to start good habits with children early rather than to start when children have already developed other habits which may not be as healthy. “Healthy nutrition has been shown to prevent chronic health problems in adults such as heart disease and diabetes. “We are showing that the home isn’t the only place where children can develop good eating habits and I hope that this program at Bugdlie Pre-School continues - the teachers may take over and include it as a weekly education session,” she said.

For more information contact Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation: www.maarima.com.au (08) 8082 9888

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Kidzshow twenty thirteen silver city dance academy FUN FOR EVERYONE! Secretly, we are all big kids. How many of you have found yourselves bopping along to a Wiggles CD after you have dropped the kids at school? Or watching Peppa Pig even after the kids have left the room? We know we all do it, whether we admit it or not. The good news is that Synergy Dance Troupe have their annual Kidzshow coming up and it will be an afternoon of entertainment that will be enjoyed by all. The idea behind Kidzshow is to create a fun performance environment to inspire little kids to become involved in performing arts. At Silver City Dance we spend so much of our year focusing on exams, competitions etc that this is a really good chance for our students to let their hair down and have some real kiddie fun. And the fun they have is passed onto the audience, with our previous Kidzshows in 2011 and 2012 being sold out and lots and lots of littles having a ball watching and joining in the songs and dances. The performance will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, at Theatre 44 on Wills Street. It begins at 3 pm and will run for about an hour- perfect for those little attention spans. Members of Synergy Dance Troupe will perform routines inspired by the Wiggles, Lazy Town, Hi-5 and other amazing kids entertainers. There will be lots of dancing, lots of lovely bright costumes, sing-a-longs and tonnes of fun and laughter. 32

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As well as Synergy Dance Troupe, our younger students from Silver City Dance will also be performing to a range of nursery rhymes and kids songs. For many of them it is their first time on stage and it is a great opportunity to introduce them to performing. There will be around 50 littlies taking to the stage. The youngest being just 2 years of age. There will be ballerinas, jungle animals, superheros, teddybears and all kinds of other interesting and entertaining characters. Tickets for Kidzshow are $15 and are available now from www.silvercitydance.com.au (click the order online tab to purchase). If you can’t access our website you can phone 0467055293 to organise ticket purchase and collection. There will also be light refreshments available for purchase on the day. And if you like this performance be sure to come along to our December concert “Happily Ever After” at the Civic Centre (see ad on page 33). So come along and have some great kiddie fun... you wont be disappointed... and your kids will love it too!

For more information visit www.silvercitydance.com.au or phone Kristil on 0467 055 293


“The Parable of Actions and Consequences” By Jasmin Symonds

annual hsc exhibitions

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The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery will be again hosting an exhibition by local and regional HSC visual art students.

Dr Rosie King is being brought out to the far west of NSW to provide a fly-around health event at a number of locations.

Each year the Gallery invites students from Willyama, Broken Hill High School, Menindee Central School, Wilcannia Central School, and Coomealla High School to submit their artworks that were part of their assessment for the Higher School Certificate.

RFDS is aware of the social isolation experienced by people in rural and remote areas of the far west of NSW and how this can take it’s toll on relationships and people’s wellbeing and mental health.

Over the past few years the works have been diverse including paintings, sculptures, printmaking and multimedia works. It is an excellent opportunity to showcase some of the emerging artistic talent in the region. The image above is by Jasmin Symonds from a body of work entitled “The Parable of Actions and Consequences” presented at last year’s exhibition.

Dr Rosie King is a former GP and has become a relationship counselor and sex therapist, focusing on bridging the gap between men and women with respect to mismatched sexual desire so as to help relationships thrive. Both women and men are invited to attend the event at all locations. Dr Rosie King is an engaging and entertaining speaker while addressing a common, important, but rather sensitive issue with humour. Dr Rosie King has written 2 books, and is a nationally acclaimed speaker and has appeared on morning television programs, radio and has written columns regularly in women’s magazines.

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Maari Ma staff are pictured with Kevin Kropinyeri. Maari Ma was one of a number of organisation which helped bring Kevin to the Far West for the ‘Laugh Yourself Healthy’ evenings.

Raising awareness of mental health kevin Kropinyeri The saying ‘laughter is the best’ medicine rang true for our communities in the Far West earlier this month when well known stand up comedian Kevin Kropinyeri enthralled audiences in Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Menindee and Dareton with his touring show Welcome to my World. October was Mental Health month and hundreds of residents of all ages in the Far West enjoyed Kevin’s performances after sharing a meal together for the community events titled Laugh Yourself Healthy. Maari Ma Chief Executive Officer, Bob Davis, said the feedback from all four communities has been very positive.

“Kevin also made sure he met members of the communities after the shows, which was really appreciated” he said. A number of the region’s organisations pooled their resources to bring Kevin to the Far West for the Laugh Yourself Healthy evenings - Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation, Far West Local Health District and the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health.

“Kevin is one of Australia’s leading Indigenous stand-up comedians and his show is touring Australia.”

They were joined by CentaCare, Lifeline, Far West Medicare Local and Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN), the RFDS for Menindee and Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation in Dareton.

“Bringing communities together with a healthy meal and his comedy show free of charge was an excellent way to raise awareness of October Mental Health month.”

The evenings also included free give aways, show bags and lucky door prizes with all communities looking forward to Kevin’s return.

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Movies in review

BY Caitlin Jinks

Now You See Me follows The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco), a group of magicians with diverse talents. After working their respective crowds for a quick dollar, each trickster separately attracts the attention of an anonymous sponsor, who brings them together with a Vegas-styled gig.

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Genre: Crime, Thriller Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo Rating: 3.5 Stars (out of 5)

They finally get to perform to sold out crowds and wow thousands of people with their specialised hocus pocus. It isn’t until they perform an elaborate bank robbery that the FBI starts to take notice. Who is the mysterious sponsor who brought them together in the first place? Can they be trusted? Sit back and watch the wizardry unfold. The stellar cast and stunning visual effects make for an interesting 115 minutes of viewing. The box office

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success is all thanks to French director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans), who, throughout the film, performs an impressive sleight of hand. He makes you feel as if the story has something important and crucial to say. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. However, that doesn’t stop the magic from being entertaining. Ultimately, the film doesn’t go anywhere and eventually, all logic goes out the window. Although the end isn’t completely predictable, it feels rushed compared to the pace of the movie. The actors are brilliant and Morgan Freeman again proves himself as the master of narration, but something is still missing. The film wastes its most dramatic tricks at the beginning, leaving no excitement for the finale. Overall, Now You See Me is a fun ride, but the smoke and mirrors aren’t enough to make this film memorable.

As part of the Royal Flying Doctors Service ‘Navigate your life’ education series, Dr King will be coming to a site near you, along with some of the amazing RFDS health professionals. Catch the team at: Monday, 4th November 2013 Pincally Station 10.00am – 2.00pm Tibooburra Hotel at 6.30pm Tuesday, 5th November 2013 Tilpa Pub 10.00am – 2.00pm

Dr King is author of Good Loving Great Sex, Where did my libido go and the Women’s Day relationship column. She is a well-known media personality, GP and an entertaining speaker. This is your chance to catch up with others and ask some of those questions you never thought you could. So come along to have a great laugh and possibly learn something that may make a difference to your relationship or maybe even your sex life!

Wednesday, 6th November 2013 White Cliffs Hall 10.00am – 2.00pm Wilcannia Golf Club 6.00pm Thursday, 7th November 2013 Pooncarie 10.00am – 2.00pm Ivanhoe RSL Club 6.30pm Friday, 8th November 2013 Olary Hall 10.00am – 2.00pm

All welcome! Food is either provided or available at all locations.

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SOPHIE ENJOYING THE SHADE, ZAZU AND JASPER LAYING NEXT TO THEIR POOL.

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dogs and the heat tips to keep your dog cool Broken Hill is a beautiful place, full of extreme temperatures. In October we experienced temperatures near 40 degrees which may be an indicator that we are headed for a very hot summer. As guardians for our dogs, we need to be proactive and take steps to ensure that our dogs have access and opportunity to cool down on these hot days. Dogs cool down in a few ways. Most of the dog’s sweat glands are located around their foot pads. That is why, when a dog is overheated, you will sometimes see a trail of wet footprints that has been left behind as they walk across the floor and also why they dig in water with their front paws. Rather than relying upon sweat, the principal mechanism that a dog uses to cool down involves panting with their mouth open. This allows the moisture on the tongue to evaporate, and the heavy breathing also allows the moist lining of their lungs to serve as a surface from which moisture can evaporate. In this way the dog can manage a significant cooling of his body temperature (Stanley Coren, PhD). The first tip may seem obvious but dogs need plenty of water to help them cool down on a hot day. These need to be placed around the yard and home so that as the sunshine moves, there is always at least one bowl in the shade. A water bowl sitting in the sun will only heat up and won’t help cool your dog down. Have a variety of sizes so that if your dog dips their paws in to cool off or digs all the water out of one container, they still have plenty of water to drink. A couple of plastic wading pools provide plenty of water and a place for your dog to walk in, lay in and splash in to cool down. Dogs cool down by splashing their tummy and groin area. Never wet your dog with the hose as this can trap heat in when you spray their backs. Rather wet their tummy and groin if your dog is very hot. Alternatively you can take your dog for a swim if you have a safe place to do so, just make sure when they hop out of the water they have a shady place to cool down rather than allowing the sun to heat up the water on their back. Freezing water overnight (you can add flavours or your dog’s kibble) in a Kong or in an old ice-cream container will give your dog something nice and cool to lick for ages which not only cools them down, it also gives them something to do while you are at work. Some dogs love to have a frozen water bottle placed inside their water containers to cool the water down around it. Dogs need plenty of opportunity for shade so that they can be out of the direct sunlight. For some back yards this can be difficult. One option is to place a shade cloth

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over the top of the washing line. This not only provides excellent shade for your dog but you can also use it to prevent your washing from fading when you hang it up. Limit your dog’s exercise. You can still play with your dog but leave those walks or runs for early in the morning before the ground gets too hot for their paws. Also, a dog that has just exercised in heat will need additional water and the combination of excess water after exercise has the potential for a life threatening condition called bloat. Another reason dogs might not deal well with heat is because they are covered in fur, which could make their bodies quite hot. In the summer their fur is a barrier to the outside heat. Unfortunately, in a continuously hot environment, once there is a temperature build up in the body, the fur then serves as an impediment to cooling since the heat then has a hard time dissipating through it (Standley Coren, PhD). For dogs with a thick coat (like Huskies, Collies and other furry breeds) you may consider getting them a haircut or shave (see Zazu in the photo opposite). Make sure the person giving your dog a trim uses treats and doesn’t place your dog over threshold so that your dog will associate the experience with good things rather than being traumatised and needing rehabilitation afterwards. Never leave a dog in a car unattended. It takes just 6 minutes for a dog locked in a car to potentially die (http:// www.rspcansw.org.au/learn/pet-hazards/animals-in-hotcars). Try it yourself, after about a minute in a locked car in the heat you will be opening up the car doors. A dog that is overheated will seem sluggish and perhaps confused. If you look at the gums and tongue they may appear bright red, and they will probably be panting very hard. If left unattended to, the dog may collapse, have a seizure, or even go into a coma (Stanley Coren, PhD). So please remember to leave your dogs at home or leave someone with your dogs in the car with the air on when you quickly pop into the shops. Why not bring your dog inside to enjoy the air cooler with you? Most dogs will be so happy to be inside in the cool and if you give them a chew toy or an edible chew they will most likely lay in the one spot chewing and then fall asleep – also a perfect training opportunity for ‘settle.’ Spare a thought for the dogs at the local shelters on a hot day, and if you can spare a few dollars and a few minutes, you can buy some bags of ice and deliver them to the shelters to place in the dog water bowls. We did this a few times last summer and the dogs instantly licked the ice and dipped their paws in the nice cool water.

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rsl museum broken hill rsl sub-branch

BY Belinda Miller

The FR Team caught up with Des Kennedy, Honorary Secretary of BH RSL sub-branch, to find out about the revamp of the local RSL museum and the range of interesting military artifacts it contains.

Who would be interested in viewing the museum? Anyone interested in war memorabilia and anyone interested in finding out about BH history and our involvement in war.

What is in the museum? The museum displays all kinds of war memorabilia from Boer War to present day. There are medals and memorabilia from families of people who have fought in all wars. There is even a piece of the Red Baron’s plane which is believed to have been shot down by Broken Hill troops. There is also part of the rifle used in the great train ambush, the only known terrorist event to have occurred on Australian soil.

Where is the museum located? Roy Inwood VC House, which is situated at 399 Argent Street.

The curator from war memorial in Canberra stated that there are many items in this museum that they would like in theirs. The people of Broken Hill, not the RSL, own all the items in the museum, so they will always remain in the town as part of local history. Tell us a little about the museum and the grand opening. The museum has recently been refurbished and so on the 11th of November, at 12noon (after the Remembrance Day service), there will be the grand opening of this refurbishment. The museum is located at Roy Inwood VC House in Argent Street. Where the BH Returned Serviceman League (RSL) sub-branch is located. In July 1915 the Barrier Empire was formed to “hold out the right hand of fellowship to those going to serve. Then in 1916, when the RSL was formed, it was changed to its present name, BH Returned Serviceman’s League. 38

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When is it open to the public? It is open to the public during RSL office hours, which are: 9:30am to 3:00pm Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 12noon Wednesday and Friday Is there a cost to visit the museum? Gold coin donation

All memorabilia donations are recorded and the BH RSL sub-branch is always willing to add to the collection. History of Broken Hill soldiers on display for all present and future generations to view.


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