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The Bugle 13 October 2018

A fortnightly celebration of people and places on the Upper South Coast of NSW

Serving the communities of Kiama, Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs, Minnamurra and Gerroa and now at

Help shape plan for Kiama’s town centre Felicity Lewis (left) and Diana Griffiths (right) of Studio GL, and Nicholas Hill (second from left) of HillPDA, with Kiama Council strategic planner Mark Lyndon and Linda Davis, Director of Environmental Services

Details of consultation sessions: Local Business Workshop Tues 6 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm (Venue TBA) Community Drop-In Session Weds 7 Nov, 3pm to 5pm Kiama Farmers’ Market requirements including planCommunity & Stakeholder ning controls and suggested Workshop infrastructure projects. Weds 7 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm In addition to the work(Venue TBA) shops, Studio GL will utilise

the project aiming to (in their words):  accommodate growth in the town centre in a form that respects and supports the existing established character  facilitate the articulation of a clear direction on the future development of the town centre  provide a blue-print on where and how future development may best take place within the town centre  provide guidance and direction for the statutory planning functions of Council, especially with regard to the LEP and DCP  ensure that future development is financially viable, suits the needs of residents and is sustainable  facilitate the achievement of the underlying principles, as supported by Council, for the improvement of the town centre. The study will include an economic assessment of

Social Pinpoint, an interacneeds and opportunities and tive online mapping tool provide a Town vision, clear which allows people to post direction for future urban feedback, concerns and design and documentation of ideas related to the study.

$650,000 for new toilet facilities p3

Tricia’s efforts recognised p3

Register for workshops by emailing council@, or phoning 4232 0444

Ali Day: Our nomination for the Sports Honour Roll

Your chance to visit the Carers’ Cottage p7

Photo: Surf Life Saving Australia

Three facilitated workshops for residents and other stakeholders will be held early on in the long awaited Kiama Town Centre study, so expert consultants can gain an understanding of the community’s views. Architecture, urban design and strategic planning consultancy Studio GL has already started work, in collaboration with property economics company HillPDA. Studio GL has significant experience in strengthening town centres through good planning with recent work including the Port Kembla Façade Design Guide, Nowra CBD Development Controls and Scone Town Centre Master Plan. They worked with HillPDA on the award winning Five Dock Town Centre Urban Design Study. Council says the Kiama study will assist with its planning and development work and to inform the direction of future strategic planning studies and policies. The study will take approximately three months and will consist of four phases, including the community engagement. Council expects to have the final report early January. The work will support the development of a functional, attractive, economically viable, resilient and vibrant town for the benefit of businesses and community, with

Inside this issue

If winning five Coolangatta Gold ironman sixth will be a clincher. championships in a row hasn’t been enough The 28 year old, son of Ross and Kim Day, to get Ali Day a listing on Kiama’s Sports grew up in Kiama and learnt his skills at Honour Roll, then surely him winning his Kiama SLSC, starting there as a Nipper.

New bird festival p9

Let us know if there’s an event you’re organising. Just email the details to or phone 0412 415 101 Listings are free, but at the editor’s discretion

What’s on? Every Wednesday Kiama Farmers’ Market Surf Beach 3-6pm

On weekends Live music at The Sebel, Kiama Leagues Club, Gerringong and Kiama Bowlos, Jamberoo Pub and other venues

Joyce Wheatley Centre $35 from Kiama Makers & Growers Market Black Beach, 9-2pm History Talk: The Raising of the Mary Rose (see page 4)

Saturday 3 Nov

Opera in the Valley (see page 4) Blue Haven Fete Relay for Life Blue Haven Care Home, (more next issue) Havillah Place, Kiama, Friends of Kiama 8.30-noon. Library Talk on Long Sunday 14 Oct Bay Jail SCCS Charity Car & Bike (more next issue) Show for Buy a Bale Sunday 4 Nov Black Beach, 11.30-3.30pm. Music in the Park Entry $10 car, $5 bike (more next issue) and gold coin for public

Saturday 13 Oct

Saturday 20 Oct Gerringong Village Markets Gerringong Town Hall, 8-2pm

Sunday 21 Oct Kiama Seaside Market Black Beach, 9-3pm Bird Haven Festival Shoalhaven Heads (see page 9) Friends of the Library Book Sale (see page 6)

Tuesday 6 Nov

CMRI Melbourne Cup Lunch $50 tickets from Cronins Liquor From 11.30am at Gerroa Fishermens Club

9-11 Nov CMRI Annual Quilt & Craft Show (more next issue)

Friday 9 Nov Sts Peter and Pauls’ Kiama Carnival 3pm

27-28 Oct

Sunday 11 Nov

Jamberoo’s big weekend (see right)

100th Anniversary of the end of World War I (more next issue)

Saturday 27 Oct Kiama Kabaret

Jamberoo’s big weekend The last weekend in October is when Jamberoo comes alive, with a number of community organisations holding separate events within walking distance of each other. The result is the village taking on a great festive feel for locals and visitors, and funds being raised for a variety of good causes. Jamberoo Car Show and Family Day Sun 28 October, 10-3pm Kevin Walsh Oval Gold coin entry

Last year, it attracted 400 exhibitors and over 2000 visitors, raising over $8000 for the Jamberoo Red Cross and Rural Fire Service. It brings together vintage, classic and modified cars, as well as a popular stationary engine display of engines and vintage machinery.

Spring Rose Show Sat 27 October, noon-5pm (Official opening 2pm) Sun 28 October, 9-3pm Jamberoo School of Arts Entry $5/$3

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Every Wednesday, 3-6pm Surf Beach Or Berry Farmers’ Market Every Thursday, 3-6pm Berry Showgrounds

Jamberoo Village Market Sun 28 October, 9-2pm Reid Park

Now run by the CWA, the monthly Jamberoo Village 27-28 October, 10-4pm Market offers a lovely range The Illawarra Regional Rose Club Jamberoo, free entry of stalls in a beautiful park Society’s annual spring The Jamberoo Red Cross, setting. It’s right next door show is not to be missed. It in conjunction with the Jam- to where the Car Show is berro Art Group, is holding being held. its annual Art Show on the Jamberoo Book Fair big weekend. 27-28 October, 10-4pm All of the paintings are for St Matthew’s Church Hall sale, with the Red Cross getNow this is a book fair. ting 10 per cent commission. Thousands of books at barAs is tradition, the winner gain prices. Could mean two of last year’s Show, Brett trips to Jamberoo, to get the McGrath, has donated a first dibs and do the car show. painting for this year’s raffle. Don’t leave Jamberoo There will also be a craft without visiting, despite its regularly brings together table, and an array of old out of the way location “This year we will also over 700 entries showcasing linen on sale to raise money down Chapel Lane. Cakes have displays of part finand plants on sale too. ished projects from two elite an amazing array of roses of for the cause. all shapes, sizes and colours. custom car builders,” says We promise it will be Steve McBride. hard to tear yourself away. “They will be available to The aroma is heavenly, discuss the projects and ofand there’s afternoon tea fer advice to enthusiasts.” provided by Jamberoo Cubs. There will also be the If you’re there for the added attraction of a petting close at 3.15pm on the Sunzoo and jumping castle to day, there’s the opportunity keep the children enterto buy your favourite distained, as well as the obligaplays to enjoy at home for tory sausage sizzle.

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Tricia’s tourism work recognised

The latest winner of Destination Kiama’s Above and Beyond Award is Tricia Ashelford. The Award recognises excellence in tourism in the region, and is awarded quarterly. Destination Kiama says Tricia received multiple nominations for ‘her tireless work for the community, her positivity and her endless enthusiasm for our area’. Known to many for her role as Manager of the Kiama Farmers’ Market, Tricia is also involved in organising and helping with many more events and causes around town. She has a professional background in tourism marketing and events, including a stint at the old Kiama Tourism. “The new tourism structure is so much more productive and cohesive, and I’m enjoying collaborating

with them,” she says. “They recognise the Farmers’ Market as a conduit with the relationships and contacts to gel events together.” As such, the Market has become a focus for the promotion of the area, with Destination NSW recently having a photoshoot there for the Unspoilt campaign. It has also acted as a hub for visitors to our area for events such as the Hull rugby league visit, international surfing competitions and festivals, as well as providing a memorable midweek activity for holidaymakers. Tricia also volunteers her help to many organisations and events, including being an active member of the Kiama Jazz & Blues Club. A born organiser, she takes pleasure in seeing events flourish in Kiama to everyone’s benefit.

Flush with new toilets With money already set aside for the upgrade of the toilet facilities at Kevin Walsh Oval comes the good news that Kiama’s busiest, and worst, toilet facilities are to be modernised. The Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has announced $650,000 in funding under the State Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund for the toilets at the Visitor Information Centre and Kiama Surf Club to be upgraded. Both upgrades are long overdue. “The Visitor Information Centre was built to 1980’s design specifications, which have been outpaced by the growth in visitor numbers, making the current facility ill-suited to visitor profiles and requirements – so I am delighted to have secured funding for this upgrade,” says Mr Ward. “Kiama now exceeds one million visitors annually,

with many converging on the Kiama Harbour area which features the Blowhole, the Lighthouse and the Pilot’s Cottage. “The project aims to upgrade and increase the number of toilet facilities provided. It will transform the Visitor Information Centre into an

inviting meeting point and protected resting space, making it an attractive place for locals to bring their visitors.” A new configuration of the toilets will provide easier and extended hours of access, and is expected to increase attendance at the café and the Centre. The number

Revised TOP approved The Kiama Tourism Opportunity Plan (TOP) was reendorsed at Kiama Council’s September meeting, following clarifications and corrections being made. Given the furore over the possible redevelopment of the cabin area on Blowhole Point, it is worth noting these include changing the wording from ‘Development of a new signature tourism experience for Kiama in the location current occupied by

the cabins’ to ‘Development of a new signature tourism experience for Kiama in the vicinity of the sites currently occupied by the cabins’. It also has changed ‘Preparation of a master plan for the harbour/headland area’ to ‘Preparation of a master plan for the harbour/headland area - engaging with communities and stakeholders to determine a planned solution which balances economic, social and environmental

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objectives.’ The priorities for implementing the TOP include beach and foreshore activation, largely by working with the Surf Clubs; headland, harbour and foreshore activation; activating walking trail experiences; conducting a site audit of Jerrara Dam to establish the constraints; and looking various ways of increasing visitor accommodation. Watch this space.

Council’s General Manager Kerry McMurray with Mayor Mark Honey and Gareth Ward MP

of toilets will be increased fourfold. Mayor of Kiama Mark Honey agrees the $550,000 in work is needed. “The holiday traffic through the Visitor Information Centre continues to grow, with 450 people passing through on the Sunday of the long weekend alone,” he says. The upgrade of the toilets at Kiama Surf Club has been allocated $100,000. A reconfiguration of the ground floor toilets and change room will increase capacity there too. “I’d like to thank the Member for Kiama for his continued support and ability to secure funding for Kiama and our surrounds,” says Mayor Honey. Work will start after the peak summer period.

Massacre bi-centenary commemorated Over a hundred people gathered on the banks of the Minnamurra River to pay their respects on the 200th anniversary of the Minnamurra Massacre. In his address, Mayor Mark Honey urged people to recognise the past but look to the future, and said the proposed Minnamurra Left: Kiama’s Simon family: Balunn, Tyiara and Craig

More seats for commuters The Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, has been successful in doubling the number seats available on the 3.24pm and 3.54pm services from Central to Kiama. The extra carriages are good news for commuters are forced to stand on the busy service, although they won’t start until next year.

Boardwalk would acknowledge the massacre and the traditional ownership of the land. Councillor Neil Reilly used the occasion to put forward his idea that the back of Council’s business cards should carry an Acknowledgement of Country. It was the first time the massacre had ever been commemorated.

Time to enter your garden While our farmers are the ones that have really been doing it tough over the long dry, keen gardeners are also rejoicing at this recent period of soaking rain. It has come in perfect timing for a growth spurt before the annual Kiama Garden Competition, which is judged in the second week of November. The competition is run by the Kiama Garden Club, and there are a number of categories to suit different types rating a rose garden  best waterwise garden of gardens:  best back yard garden  best balcony garden  best garden over 1/2 acre incorporating a vegetable  best primary school  best front garden incorpogarden vegetable garden. You might get some inspiration from the Berry Garden Festival’s eight gardens, open from 18-21 October. Information on times is at

Learn the story of the Mary Rose

Details: Entries close 28 October. Contact or on 4236 0158 for an entry form.

Opera in the Valley Who better could the Kiama and District Historical Society pick to talk about the Mary Rose, then Kiama’s own Jerry Granger-Holcombe, a retired Lieutenant Commander of the Royal Navy. The Mary Rose was a warship in King Henry VIII's fleet. It was launched in 1511 at Portsmouth, completed in 1512 and sunk in the River Solent estuary in 1545. The wreck was raised in 1982 in a remarkable recovery operation. It is now on public display in a purpose-built structure at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with other artefacts in a separate Mary Rose Museum. All welcome to this free illustrated talk, followed by afternoon tea. Details: Saturday 27 October, Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade, 2.30pm

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Tickets for Opera in the Valley, Jamberoo CWA’s major fundraiser for the year, are now on sale. Now in its 21st year, the evening is again under the direction of Maestro Glenn Amer, who will also accompany the singers Alison Robertson, Virginia Marie Stack, Daniel Macey and Richard Lane. Details: Sat 3 November, 8pm. Tickets are available for $50 from Elders Jamberoo, including wine and cheese at interval and supper afterwards.

Message aimed at two cultures A new picture book by Kiama teacher Philippa Cleall has been created for readers in Australia and East Africa, as a result of her long standing connection with a school in Tanzania. Aimed at pre-school to lower primary age readers, How to Reach for the Stars, is written in English and Swahili. It features Little Tembo, a young elephant who is encouraged by her Grandma Bibi to ‘reach for the stars’. Little Tembo wonders what this really means and goes on a jour-

ney of discovery to find out. The language translation of this story was a collaborative project between the author and two Tanzanian primary schools. Philippa first visited Tanzania to work voluntarily 20 years ago. She was inspired to create this cross-cultural picture book after deciding to travel back in January next year with her 18 year old daughter Abeni and two Jamberoo friends to again volunteer at a local Tanzanian school. She didn’t want to go back

empty handed, so came up with the idea of creating a cross-cultural book. “Students in third world countries that speak English as a second language do not have many picture book resources to help them with language learning. “In this story Little Tembo represents a child anywhere in the world who wonders how they can reach high to achieve their dreams for the future.” The book will be available from local bookstores from 20 October.

Philippa with one of her character’s doubles at Mogo Zoo.

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Great Big Book Sale

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The Friends of Kiama Library is holding a big booksale at the Kiama Village Shopping Centre on Thursday 25 October from 9-4pm. There will be a wide range of as-new quality fiction and non-fiction at knock-down prices. It promises to be a great opportunity for Christmas stocking fillers for young and old. Not to mention your personal collection.

Meet the new board of the Kiama & District Business Chamber. From left: Steve Warwick, RMB Lawyers; Greg Langford, NAB (Treasurer); Marie Beikmanis, Marie’s Favourite Things (President); Kay McNiven, Hindmarsh Park Holiday Cottage; Gavin McClure, Kiama Mini Coach Charters (Secretary); Amanda Smith, Purpose PeopleSolutions; and Cameron McDonald, Carter Ferguson Solicitors (Vice President). Not pictured, but also elected, was Margot Griffiths, GMK Consulting.

More funds for drought relief

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Gerringong Rotary Club, in cooperation with Gerringong IGA, raised approximately $6000 through collections at the IGA to go towards relief to farmers suffering from the effects of drought. “The people of Gerringong have been extremely generous donating to this worthy cause and we warmly thank you,” says President Tim Lawrance. After much research the Club decided the most effective way to get the money to those most in need was to purchase $500 cards which will be distributed by a rural counsellor. The money can then be spent in the local community for fuel, food, water or other essential needs. A second round of cards will be issued over the Christmas/New Year period.

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A sausage sizzle record? On the last Friday of the month for the past three years, between 11am and 1pm, Gerringong IGA has offered its customers free sausage sandwiches. Gerringong Lions Club

Gerringong Rotary Club president Tim Lawrance presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to IGA manager Matt Bourke and staff.

volunteers cook and serve the sausages and next month they expect to pass the 5,000 sausage mark. The Gerringong community appreciates the IGA’s generosity in providing the food, and often make gratefully received donations to the Club. You’re welcome to come to the IGA on Friday 26 October and join in on the 5,000 sausage celebrations. We’re told the Gerringong Lions are expert sausage cookers and the IGA’s sausages are very tasty and they’re free!

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I am writing to say how moving and poignant all of the speakers and the young singer were at the recent bicentennial acknowledgement of the Minnamurra Massacre. Recognising that these atrocities occurred serve to educate and, hopefully, aid in healing. S. Griffiths, Gerroa

Extended hours The Sebel Harbourside Hotel is applying to extend its liquor trading hours from 12am closure to 2am. In Newcastle and Sydney, such late closings have resulted in more alcohol-fuelled violence, offensive behaviour, and malicious property damage. In Kiama, they have disturbed the ‘quiet and good order’ of established residential neighbourhoods. Concerned residents should oppose this application. To include your comment in the Sebel’s own community impact statement, email your objections to H8805-OM@ To ensure your comment reaches Liquor & Gaming NSW, email your objections directly to Central Kiama deserves to remain a well-mannered oasis of tranquility. Objections need to be lodged by October 21, 2018. Please let Kiama Council have copies of them. Bruce Ryan, Kiama We welcome letters. Longer ones may be edited. Writer’s names and addresses must be provided. Mailing details on page 2. Letters published at the Editor’s discretion.

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Carers’ Cottage Open Day The Lions Club of Kiama’s Centenary project, to renovate a disused cottage owned by Council into a modern respite centre for carers of the chronically sick to have a break by the sea, will be open to the public for inspection prior to it taking in its first guests. The Member for Kiama, Gareth Ward, recently presented a cheque for $10,000 from the Premier of New South Wales to put the finishing touches to the project. It is in addition to an earlier $40,000 of funding by the NSW Government. The project has been a labour of love for the local Lions clubs, supported by donations by the community, local businesses and volunteer work by tradespeople. The Bugle has given progress reports along the way, as the cottage has been transformed into a three bedroom space with a shared kitchen and lounge, and front and back decks. Amongst the last major works to be done were the installation of a new driveway and the erection of safety fencing. A solar hot water system has been installed and a solar power system is soon to join it. Landscaping will start shortly as a final element. “A Wollongong-based charity which supports carers has visited the project and was delighted with what they saw and are eager to send us clients as soon as possible,” says Lion Jerry Granger-Holcombe. “We are happy to show the Cottage off to people who have donated to making it a reality before it goes into action.” Details: The Carers’ Cottage will be open for inspection on Friday 26 October, 10am-noon

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Matinees to help the Cottage Proceeds from the second production of the Kiama Matinee Theatre are to be donated to the Carers’ Cottage, to help with the final fitout, as well as making a contribution for Mobi-Mat beach access for those with mobility issues.. After the success of Murder Upstairs Downstairs at Upton Priory, the troupe is presenting She Was A Good Girl But...., another farce written by Kiama’s Ken Methold. What could possibly go wrong when Jocko has a plan for his future and poor Jessie has to call on all her acting skills? Plenty. Details: Performances on Weds 31 Oct 2.30pm & 6pm Thurs 1 Nov 2.30pm & 6pm Fri 2 Nov 2.30pm & 7pm at the Fellowship Centre Kiama Uniting Church 46 Manning Street

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Call 4234 4880 to book your first appointment Emergency services and Saturday appointments available. Preferred provider for HCF, NiB and CBHS The cast: (standing) Anne Geenan, Ken Jeffery, Ingrid Slater and Neil Reilly; and (front) Jerry Granger-Holcombe and Rachel Piggot

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Give your views on tourist accommodation Kiama Council is after feedback on its proposed changes to tourist accommodation planning regulations. They seek to provide greater clarity regarding short-term rentals, bed and breakfasts and eco-tourist facilities.

In acknowledging that the late Bert Flugelman has been added to the Kiama Arts Honour Roll, we inadvertently published a picture of another Jamberoo artist, Guy Warren. Our apologies for the mistake. This picture shows the sculptor with his famous Spheres in Rundle Mall.

Bluewaters Dental Care offers the program that provides financial assistance to families to help assess the health of their teenagers’ teeth, and to introduce preventative strategies to encourage lifetime good oral health habits. Under the program, eligible teenagers receive a voucher each calendar year to assist with the cost of a preventative dental check provided in that year. The preventative dental check consists of an oral examination as a minimum requirement and, where necessary, x-rays, a scale and clean, fluoride treatment, oral hygiene instruction, dietary advice and/or fissure sealing.

The changes include:  A stand-alone policy for short-term rental accommodation, including setting a maximum number of adults guests and visitors, as well as amenity and safety standards  Establishing clearer planning controls for bed and breakfasts and farm stays, and creating controls for newly allowed eco-tourist facilities  Permitting bed and breakfast accommodation in all rural areas  Permitting eco tourist facilities in some rural landscape and environmental management zones. The policy can be viewed online at, or at Council’s administration centre, and submissions made up until 4pm, Thursday 30 October. Page 7  The Bugle 13 October 2018

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Finally some rain. The old refrain – at least it’s good for the farmers – has rarely been more appropriate. And I’m sure those dreading the start of the ‘backyard mowing season’ won’t mind when they recall the terrible images of those farms out west. It will also benefit all those homes that rely on the various water reservoirs in our region to keep their taps flowing, showers running and gardens green. It will also be a relief for our native flora and fauna. Certainly the amount of roadkill we see on our local roads is a sobering reminder of the severity of the drought. The extent of the drought has certainly increased discus-

sion about climate change. I watched a recent ABC interview with a Goondiwindi farmer who plainly said: you can’t keep arguing this is just a cycle. His property has been very hard-hit. But in true Aussie fashion he’s turned adversity into innovation, building a solar farm on his family’s property and selling electricity back into the grid. It’s that sort of innovation leadership we need. Kiama Council, for our part, has joined more than 100 other councils in the Cities Power Partnership (www.citiespowerpartnershi It’s a strength in numbers operation, allowing smaller councils to team up and chip away at the challenge of sustainable energy, and thus climate change. I’m proud that Kiama will this week be hosting the inaugural Cities Power Partnership Summit (18 and 19 October) at The Pavilion. The Summit is a first-rate combination of talks, training sessions, workshops from international and na-

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tional leaders from government, industry, academia, media and community organisations exploring how councils can lead the charge into a sustainable energy future. Much of the Summit is open for anyone to register and enjoy, and I encourage those with a passion, or even just a general interest, to get involved. While I’m spruiking events, an early reminder that Council’s official Australia Day festivities for 2019 will be held at Gerringong. Having the awards and citizenship ceremonies at Jamberoo last January proved a hit, and we’re already planning to make Australia Day in Gerringong something for everyone. With that in mind, remember to nominate a local hero for an Australia Day Award. The Awards are for Citizen, Young Citizen, Senior Citizen and Community Group of the Year. All the information is on the Council website:

The Bible Society’s next Coffee Morning has Rev Dr John Harris as its guest. John’s father, Len Harris, was minister of St George’s Anglican Church, Gerringong, in the 1930s. He went from Gerringong to be a Bible Translator in North Australia. His son has followed in his footsteps. Now ‘retired’, John Harris was the Director of Bible Translation in Bible Society Australia and is still its Senior Biblical Consultant, and continues his enthusiastic involvement with Aboriginal languages. He will speak about Bible translation into Aboriginal languages and, in doing so, will show how the Bible Society Branches in Kiama, Gerringong and Jamberoo have keenly supported Bible translation for the last 170 years. Koorong Books will have books, CDs and Christmas cards for sale. There will also be a Trading Table and a collection for the work of Bible Society. Details: Friday 26 October, Gerringong Anglican Church, 10am. All welcome.

Legendary South Coast surfer Terry Richardson has included Kiama as a stop in the launch of his biography, Richo. His career as a competitive surfer and professional shaper has spanned 50 years. From Michael Peterson to Kelly Slater, from single-fins to computerised shaping, from Aussie Pipe to Banzai, Richo held his own. He charged Hawaiian waves bigger than houses as a 17 year-old, redefined tube-riding at South Coast Pipe, and battled the ravenous pro circuit for 16 years. Richo remains one of an elite band of surfer shapers who have surfed at the highest level and banked a lifetime of shaping experience, while remaining enduringly competitive. Details: Sun 28 October, Kiama Golf Club, 3pm for 3.30 start.

Cycling bonanza Together with the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, the roving Road World Championships forms the ‘triple crown of cycling’. . Wollongong has secured the hosting rights for the event in 2022, bringing with it an international viewing audience of 200 million people, more than 1000 competitors from 50 plus countries and 500 or so media outlets. Let’s hope Kiama can get some of the action before and during the week long event.

New bird festival A new eco-festival is set to be a celebration of the beauty and wonder of Shoalhaven Heads’ natural asset – its rich birdlife. “Just as The Heads is a destination each year for migratory birds from Siberia, it is already a destination for birders in the know,” says Festival Director Perrie Croshaw. “We are aiming to bring The Heads to the attention of a wider audience by staging a festival that celebrates birds through the themes of science, education, art and community. “It will be a great way to find out more about birds and become a bird advocate at a time when habitats need protecting.” This year’s fledgling festival is being held at the beginning of National Bird Week, and has the enthusiastic backing of Birdlife Shoalhaven. “We’ve got a program of talks on in the morning at the Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre, followed by opportunities to go on walks with experts from Birdlife Shoalhaven to spot birds mentioned in the talks. “It will be a great way to prepare people for the Aussie Back Yard Bird Count, which happens in the following week. “The walks will be starting at the new Bangalay Luxury Villas, where there will also be a bird-inspired art exhibition by local artists,” says Perrie. The morning talks will include a session with Harry Saddler, the author of a new


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One for the surfers

Eastern Curlews arrive in The Heads each October

book on The Eastern Curlew (a migratory bird that visits from Siberia each year), and Jackie Nguyen, a palaeontologist from the Australian Museum who will be talking about the evolution of Australian birds. On the Saturday night, there’s a film night at the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club with a screening of the cult comedy doco, Chasing Birds, introduced by its makers. “We want to make the Festival a fun way to expand your knowledge about birds, whether you are an experienced birder or just want to know more,” says Perrie. Next year the Festival will be a two day, multi-venue

event, utilising a number of intimate venues around the village, all within walking distance. “We’ve so many ideas, and so many people want to be involved, it has been hard to constrain the program to just one day this year,” says Perrie. Details: Sunday 21 October, Shoalhaven Heads Community Centre, Shoalhaven Heads Rd, 8.30 for 9am start. Tickets from www.birdhavenfestival. for $10, including a morning tea prepared by the local Red Cross. Tickets for the film night on Saturday 20 October are also available for $5.

Kiama makes horror finals A short film made by students at the Kiama Actors’ Studio is a finalist in Bloodfest, a kids horror film festival being held in Sydney on 28-29 October. Vengeance was made by Jaye Amalia, Ryan Twemlow, Ben Greentree, Harry Evans, Nikita McGeechan, Charlotte Papesch and Connor Hightower.

City buyers on the search Thousands of Australians are leaving the city behind and relocating to country or coastal towns and Spring is predominantly a time of the year where people are most likely to start their search. Internal migration to regional New South Wales, is the highest it has been in 10 years, but don't be fooled into thinking it's just a result of an aging population and that they are all retirees. Younger generations are in search of better lifestyles away from the pressure of city living. For those wanting to take the plunge, the survey identified two prime motivations: slower pace of life and a better living environment. A better quality of life is desired - and many see the answer in smaller, integrated communities. For those unable to leave the city job behind, tree and sea change areas within a daily commute are attractive, particularly where some working from home can be accommodated.

Some of our current listings 1 Pike Pl, Kiama - $1,000,000 4 beds 2 baths 2 cars – Terry Digger 0417 760 669 10 Pheasant Point Dr - $1,700,000 to $2,000,000 5 beds 3 baths 2 cars – Andy Wharton 0412 638 708 74 Pacific Ave, Werri Beach - contact agent 3 beds 1 bath, 2 cars – Julie Vaux 0414 341 687 4 Downes Pl, Jamberoo - $1,150,000 to $1,200,000 4 beds 3 baths 2 cars – David Hall 0431 270 673 26 Ravenscliffe Rd, Shoalhaven Heads - $929,000 5 beds 3 baths 2 cars – Jason Stalgis 0403 648 375 6 Wells Pl, Shoalhaven Heads - $820,000 to $870,000 3 beds 2 baths 3 cars – Andy Wharton 0412 638 708 51 Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs - $770,000 to $820,000 4 beds 2 baths 2 cars – Claire Nunn 0402 294 992 59 Fern St, Gerringong - $935,000 4 beds 2 baths 3 cars – Joe Dignam 0422 270 341 19 Burke Pl, Gerroa - Contact Agent 2 beds 2 baths – Ryan Stalgis 0423 593 149 9/86 Oxley Ave, Kiama Downs - $410,000 to $450,000 2 beds 1 baths 1 cars – Celina Gregory 0417 662 441

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4/51 Armstrong Ave, Gerringong - $575,000 2 beds 1 bath – Julie Vaux 0414 341 687 94A Barney St, Kiama - Contact Agent 2 beds 2 baths 1 car – Andy Wharton 0412 638 708

For your free market appraisal phone 4232 2888 (Kiama) or 4234 1911 (Gerringong)

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John Salt with Ray and Faye Redgrave

The Show Society’s annual Trivia Night attracted a competitive crowd, with a tie for first place decided by sudden death play-off. The Bugle’s team was just one point behind the winners. So close, but so far… The Society’s next big event is the Show Ball on Saturday 17 November. Tickets available now at Pipped at the post: (front, left to right) Sue Basa, Angela Critcher, Linda Davis, Narelle Mousdale, and Karen Ronning. (Back) Kate Daly, Josephine St John, Jo Skofic and Cathie Bax.

Anne Honey and team in deep concentration

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ACROSS 2. Liquid squirted on to one’s meat pie 6. King of the Fairies and husband of Titiana. NSW town. 9. Poet and writer of Canterbury Tales 11. Chuck someone out of a window 14. Ireland’s favourite vegetable 15. Big horse race in Victoria in November (9,3) 19. Distinguishing feature of local black snake 22. Lucerne, and sold as sprouts 24. Licensed auto that transports paying passengers 26. Australian car racing driver just won Bathurst 1000 for 5th time 27. Small Fiat motor car. Italian for baby/toddler. 29. American electric car manufacturer 30. UK slang for a prison sentence 31. An action traditional amongst a group of people 35. Popular style of bread 37. USA based oil company with service stations here 40. Which comet comes around every 75 years 42. Arm joint 43. Female sheep 44. Modulator/demodulator between phone port and computer 45. That which we breathe 46. Name of beach at Kiama’s Robertson Basin 47. Synonym for 24 across 48. An angel would be photographed with this 49. Full name of AFL 2018 premiers DOWN 1. Beheaded

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34. Shaft on which a wheel rotates 36. Language of Greece 38. Night lights in the sky 39. Dinner suit 40. Flip a coin: your choice 41. Words in a popular song 46. Snake that constricts Crossword by Steve Law

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Postcard home An African Safari in August had an unexpected view of the Antarctic Ice shelf from the plane. Our first wildlife encounter was a huge bull elephant at the entrance to the Elephant Valley lodge near Botswana’s Chobe National Park. Quite an introduction, we just had to sit in the vehicle till he moved. We saw hundreds of elephants in Chobe, including some crossing the river to an island. Chobe provided four of the ‘big five’ - elephants, buffalo, leopards and lions. One leopard provided us with this beautiful photo. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe was our next highlight. The volume of water flowing over the Falls, even in the dry season, was incredible. The huge clouds of spray made photography difficult and we definitely needed the raincoats provided by our

guides on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian sides. We also visited parks in Kenya and Tanzania seeing a ‘new’ animal in each park. Lake Nakuru provided the pink sea of flamingos, also our last ‘big 5’ - a rhino. On a balloon flight in the Masai Mara we saw 1,000s of wildebeest after they had crossed the Mara River on their

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yearly migration from the Serengeti. We also saw two wildebeest swim the river with three crocodiles unsuccessfully chasing them. The Serengeti also provided a sighting of a pair of cheetahs. Unusual animals sighted included kudu, topi, dikdik, hyrax, suni, agama and a special serval cat in Amboseli, where Mt

Kilimanjaro topped with snow was cloudless on our last day. Beautiful birds throughout the parks included colourful starlings, crowned cranes and lilacbreasted rollers. A wonderful trip we have been planning for many years. Jill and Phillip Lambert, Kiama

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Great Famine led Mayo girls to our region With so many of us having Irish ancestry, it is worth pausing to note that a memorial is being unveiled in October to remember the 138 Irish girls, from 14 to 18, who left County Mayo for Australia between 1848 and 1850 to escape the Potato Famine. The Great Famine was a period of mass starvation, disease, and emigration in Ireland between 1845 and 1849. During the disaster, over a million people died, and two million more emigrated, causing a significant decline in the population, from which the country has not yet recovered. Given Kiama’s role as an early settlement, it’s not surprising to hear that Kiama was the final destination for a number of these young girls. In researching his book, Mayo’s Forgotten Famine Girls, Terry Reilly believes seventeen or eighteen Mayor girls settled in the Kiama region. “Some of the girls I have seen named include Mary Duddy, the Fadden sisters Mary and Catherine, Ellen Curran, Ann Loftus, Mary McGillick and Catherine Needham.” The girls were amongst just over 4,000 who left workhouses around Ireland for a new life in Australia under Earl Grey’s Female Orphan Emigration Scheme. A memorial to the Irish Famine Orphan Girls, including all 137’from Mayo, stands in Hyde Park Barracks County Mayo’s decision to honour them with a bronze statue in Ballina is focusing attention on the girls, with the Australian Ambassador to Ireland attending the service, and their names of being read out by schoolchildren from around the county. If the names mentioned feature in your family tree, please contact the Kiama Family History Centre or our local historical societies with any information. We are assured ‘céad míle fáilte’ (one hundred thousand welcomes) will be extended to visitors from Australia who come to see the memorial on Ireland’s west coast.

The Bugle 13 October 2018  

This issue encourages people to get involved with planning the future of Kiama's town centre, as well as telling you about what's happening...

The Bugle 13 October 2018  

This issue encourages people to get involved with planning the future of Kiama's town centre, as well as telling you about what's happening...