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A North West Theatre Showcase LOCAL FEATURE continued from page 1

Grace Munro

Twelve items have been selected, designed, cast and rehearsed to provide our audiences with a variety of styles and types of theatre. There is Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ and Lewis Carrol’s ‘Alice in WonPart Australian Three pieces, ‘It’s My Party and derland’ along with contemporary Nearly hundred Grace was‘Mediation’. the driving There force I’ll Die one if I Want To’, years ‘ Andafter the Big MenMunro Fly!’ and behind formation of the the Roof’, Country Women’s (CWA), is musicthe from ‘Fiddler on Buddy Holly Association and the Andrews Sisher name and that thetales association, remain inseparable. According to ters, plus twists on of fairy and classic poems. It is a programme with family history, the reasonSome she took a leading role in and improving health something for everyone. drama, some fantasy lots of laughs services the bush withallsuch intensity, attributed to the death of will forminSHOWCASE in the name ofwas entertainment. her youngest sonnow in 1911 . This lossVisitor only sharpened herCentre desireon to Book your seats through thetragic Bingara Information improve conditions bush and the united voice needed to agitate 6724 0066 or on-lineinatthe for change was provided by the formation of the CWA in 1922. In previous issues of the Local, we noted that her term as president was short lived, with her resignation in 1924 certainly shocking the members. She had retired due to health issues; however, while the members had hoped for her return to the top job, it never eventuated. Grace - Equal to the Men In considering the life of Grace, a comment by an Editor of what is titled, ‘the only official registered website of Clan Munro (Association) Australia’, provides a powerful statement:

‘We have had stories of the pioneer men of the Munro clan, but at last I have found one of our lady pioneers who was their equal!’

THE LOCAL BINGARA An independent, privately owned business, by the publisher, RODNEY KING of 60 Maitland Street, Bingara. The Local is produced and printed in Bingara by Bingara Newsagency Publication Day: Thurdsay Phone: 02 6724 1500 Email:

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Grace – the Pioneer and Explorer Another historical description is: ‘Grace was a strong and dynamic personality, just as determined and energetic as her husband. She had been brought up, with her six sisters and one brother, to ride, to shoot, to drive a buggy skilfully. Yet she could change from an active country life to a ladylike city lifestyle when the family visited Sydney to live in their city home, Kamilaroi in Darling Point Road. Throughout her life, Grace moved between her city homes, which, at different times, included Wyaga in Bellevue Hill, Minarua and 14 Dalley Avenue in Vaucluse, two units in Macleay Regis, Potts Point and her country properties, Middle Brook Farm at Scone and Rhynie near Bundarra. After her family was complete, Grace travelled throughout the Pacific and the East, including China, Japan and India. She also travelled to Britain and Europe and later in life, to South Africa. It is also recorded that she visited Kashmir, India, Burma, China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, North America, Europe and South Africa. In 1928 (this was probably 1929. Editor) she accompanied the administrator, Brigadier General E. A. Wisdom, on his annual tour of the ports of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea, and 400 miles (644 km) up the Sepik River.’ Grace’s return from New Guinea caught the attention of the Daily Telegraph (Sydney) and the paper reported on 1st November 1929: ‘New Guinea thrills: To the delight of all Mrs. Hugh Munro’s friends, the Montro, which brought her back from her New Guinea trip, arrived a day earlier than expected. Down at the wharf to greet her were Mr. Page Page 3

Munro and her polo-playing sons, Gordon and Douglas. The Munro family are installed for a while at the Australia Hotel and have let their lovely home in Vaucluse for 12 months. Away nearly four months, Mrs. Munro has returned looking marvellously well. She called at Rabaul, and while there was a guest of the Administrator, General E.A. Wisdom, whom she accompanied on a tour of inspection up the Sepic River. Mrs. Munro proceeded further on that trip than any white woman has ever been known to go. It was one of the greatest thrills of her life, she says.’ Grace the Activist There are no doubts that Grace used her position in society to drive change and again, the family history is very helpful in describing her determination to break down male dominated thinking: ‘Grace campaigned actively for maternity wards in hospitals and separate railway carriages for mothers and children, badgering and cajoling Cabinet ministers to consider women in all forms of government planning.’ Even long after she had stepped down as President, Grace continued to shape the CWA and on Friday 20 December 1929, she wrote a long letter to members, seeking their support for a pet reform at the annual conference to create state divisions. She told members: ‘Almost from the very beginning of our association’s existence, I felt that New South Wales was too large to organise and manage properly as a whole, and it was my suggestion that we should divide it into smaller areas, thus making it easier to work.’ While it was relatively easy to write letters to members, Grace certainly made sure that they understood the changes she wanted. For example, the Warialda Standard on Monday 24th March 1930 published a report on a CWA branch meeting: ‘At the close of the meeting Mrs. Munro gave an interesting address on the proposed question of Division of the State. She said the word Division gave a false impression. Her idea was to bring about more unity, to spread the responsibility and interest into the country, and generally to decentralise’ It’s probably correct to suggest that Grace would have attended many branch meetings on the subject, and her efforts were rewarded on 30th April 1930, when members at the annual conference, approved the new structure by 152 votes to 95. Grace Munro Aged Care Centre Before we conclude our series about Grace Emily Munro, we cannot let the opportunity pass without mentioning one of the most satisfying tributes to her memory, that of the Grace Munro Aged Care Centre in Bundarra. While we have discovered that Grace had a passion for many things, her overriding concern was for the welfare of country people and the Bundarra community acknowledged this when they named their aged care facility in her honour. ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

Photo: Hotel Australia 1932

Photo: View from Kamilaroil

Photo: Grace Munro Aged Care Centre

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‘Under the Spotlights’ we’re ready to “showcase” local talents

The North West Theatre Company members are ready to delight their audiences at The Roxy Theatre with their first major production of 2018. Called “Under the Spotlights” – SHOWCASE 2018, the production brings together twenty local performers, some making their Roxy debuts. “A major focus of SHOWCASE is to give our members the chance to direct and design a stage show!” said NWTC President Rick Hutton. “Directing requires imagination, patience and persistence and we have found six new directors for this show.” SHOWCASE consists of twelve staged items. From the poems, “I Shall Wear Purple” (Linda McDouall) and “All the World’s a Stage” (Henry Martin) to the songs “Do You Love Me” (Lee Loudon & Rick Hutton), “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (Tanya Heaton, Johnette Walker & Linda McDouall) and the rock ‘n’ roll classic “Oh Boy” (Johnette Walker & Henry Martin) there is a feast of talent and styles on show. Excerpts from contemporary plays “Mediation” (Kerri-anne Thomas, Lee Loudon, Willow South, Johnette Walker and Francis Bilsborough), “And the Big Men Fly” (Brian Weaver, John Wearne and Francis Bilsborough) and “It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To” (Rick Hutton, Wendy Wearne, Linda McDouall, Kerri-anne Thomas, Lynne Clarke, & Tanya Heaton) contrast with scenes from classics Macbeth’s witches (Sally Olive, Wendy Wearne, Rebekah Turner, Rick Hutton & Garry McDouall) and “Alice In Wonderland” (Rachael Heaton, Lee Loudon and Kerri-anne Thomas). All ages are represented at SHOWCASE 2018 with the young talents of Sarah Heaton on trumpet with “Snappy Rag” and an original concept play where Cinderella (Emily-Kate Rattray) and Jack (Tammy Trevithick ) compare experiences in “The Ups and Downs of Jack & Cinders”. [See these young faces featured on the prize winning NWTC float at this year’s Orange Festival] Pictured: Tanya Heaton as one of The Andrews Sisters will score a hit at the Showcase with “The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and is all smiles on the NWTC float. SHOWCASE 2018 will be performed at the Roxy on Saturday evening July 14, and at 2pm matinees on Sunday July 15, Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22. Bookings are available through the Bingara Visitor Information Centre on 6724 0066 or online at It is entertainment for all ages and that the whole family will enjoy. Book your tickets now!

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The National Landcare Awards celebrate the achievements of Landcare volunteers around the country who dedicate their valuable time and energy into caring for the land and water that sustain us. This year 65 outstanding Landcare champions, across nine categories, make up the 2018 National Landcare Awards finalists. VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE LANDCARER All finalists are also in the running to win the People’s Choice Award. A highly-coveted prize, this award is presented to the finalist who receives the most votes from the general public in the lead-up to the awards. The winner will be announced on Thursday, 11 October at the Awards gala dinner. Voting is now open and closes on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Show your fellow Landcarers some love and vote for them to win the People’s Choice Award. Up until 30 July 2018 we are giving you the chance to win one of eight 2-day passes to the Conference and the Awards gala dinner. One lucky entrant per state will win. To vote for Gwydir Landcare in the people’s choice section go to:

Inverell saleyards set for $7.5 million redevelopment

In a massive win for primary producers across the New England-North West, Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce announced a $7.5 million redevelopment for Inverell’s saleyards. The upgrade and redevelopment of Inverell Livestock Exchange will be supported by a $2.5 million grant from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream. “This is a fantastic outcome for the Inverell community,” Mr Joyce said. “It represents a significant investment in building a stronger local economy and driving jobs for the long term here in the New England. “The farming sector is the backbone in regional communities across our electorate and delivery of a modern, dynamic selling facility in Inverell will go a long way toward supporting that.” Upgrades in the $7.5 million Inverell project include: • A new amenities building for transport drivers, • New undercover selling pens with soft flooring, • Upgraded weighing and animal handling facilities, • New feed yards with feed bunks to improve animal welfare outcomes, • Expanded truck parking and decoupling area to improve heavy vehicle safety and driver fatigue, • A new truck wash down facilities. Upgrades will also improve occupational health and safety for staff and visitors, animal welfare including shade for livestock while the installation of new ramps will increase productivity and reduce risk of accidents. ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

“The saleyards redevelopment will have major flow-on benefits across the community and is supported by our $35,600 grant to Inverell council just last week to develop a Cultural and Arts Strategic Plan and $2.8 million we announced last year for upgrade of Scone Saleyards. It’s all working to ensure our region will continue to thrive and prosper in the future” Mr Joyce said. Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community. “Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total leveraged project value of $459 million,” Dr McVeigh said. “The Coalition has a plan for regional Australia and we are focused on getting it done. It’s a plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.” “A further $200 million was announced in the 2018-19 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.” The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects. (Source: Inverell Times)

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NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall says a $1,000 NSW Government grant has given 160 school students a cultural lesson in the great outdoors at Bingara during NAIDOC Week. Mr Marshall said the funding provided for a special school day at the local agricultural regeneration plot at Bingara’s Living Classroom. “It’s great to see how a grant like this can be used for a celebration of culture through education,” Mr Marshall said. Gwydir Shire Council Social Services Manager Suzanne Webber said the funding was crucial to organising the day. “It was a fabulous day where the whole Bingara Central School student population got to take part,” Ms Webber said. ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

“We tied it into the Myall Creek commemoration and it was a great day made possible by the NAIDOC Week grant.” The day included weavers, dancers and bush tucker combining history, culture, the arts and education outdoors. Toowoomba dancer and cultural educator Buddy Hopi, with his two nephews provided a great spectacle along with Inverell artist Eleanor Binge helping the kids produce a canvas. “As well, the students cooked Johnny cakes and took part in some traditional fishing at the lake there, and it was done on a rotational basis with different groups so everyone got to do a bit of everything,” Mr Marshall said.

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SUBSIDY ANIMAL WELFARE 1. Objective To provide a subsidy on the transport of stock to sale or slaughter for animal welfare reasons 2. Assistance Available A subsidy of up to 50% of the total freight cost to a maximum of $20,000 per farm enterprise per financial year is available to eligible primary producers. Claims may be submitted no more than six months after movement of the stock. 3. General Guidelines A subsidy is permanently available where: • Animals are at significant risk in terms of animal welfare; • There is little or no feed and/or water available. (This includes both pasture and stored fodder); • Animals leave the farming enterprise permanently; and • The enterprise demonstrates a significant financial need. 4. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for assistance you must demonstrate that: • You are the owner and/ or operator (eg. lessee) of a farm business in NSW • The business operates as a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company and trades agricultural products • You are claiming in relation to farmed animals appearing on the most recent Land & Stock Return. • The business is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a primary producer and have an Australian Business Number (ABN). • The owners and operators of the business earn more than 50% of gross income from the primary production enterprise under normal seasonal conditions. • You can provide confirmation that you are in financial need by either being in receipt of a Farm Household Allowance (FHA) or being an eligible client of the Rural Financial Counselling (RFC) service. • You can pay for the cost of transportation prior to lodging a claim for the rebate. • You can provide proof of payment with the claim form. 5. Animal Welfare Provisions • The claimant must provide confirmation that the removal of livestock is necessary for reasons of animal welfare. Animals must be at a Fat Score 2 or below, except dairy cattle where the Body Score must be 3 or below. • The claimant must obtain verification of an animal’s fat score, at, or before, the point of sale or slaughter. Verification can be provided by the abattoir, by a stock and station agent, or by a veterinarian. • Can confirm that the transport of stock from the property is for sale or slaughter. • Stock must be transported to the nearest available sale yard or abattoir. • The subsidy is not to be used for the transport of stock that are not fit to travel. Stock owners must always comply ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

with the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979. In determining whether stock are fit to travel, primary producers should refer to the Department of Primary Industries’ ‘Welfare Scoring’ and the Meat and Livestock Association’s ‘Is it Fit to Load’ 6. Payment and Transport Provisions • Payment of assistance can only occur upon production of tax invoices for transport expenses incurred. • Tax invoices from stock and station agent/ saleyards/ abattoir must also be provided and can include fat score details. • Claims must be made within six months of the movement of stock. • If an ABN is not supplied, the rebate will be reduced by an amount equivalent to the highest tax rate, which is subsequently forwarded to the Australian Taxation Office. • The subsidy will be paid for road transport at a rate of 50% of the total amount paid to the carrier or costs for an owner driver. If transport rates are considered excessive, the cost will be determined at 50% of the maximum rate for transport as outlined in Table 1 below. • In the case of an owner/ driver, payment will be provided in line with the km rate table below. A copy of the registration certificate for the vehicle used to transport must be provided. Maximum kilometre rate for transport Gross vehicle mass (T) <2.5 <4.5 <6.5 <8.5 <10.5 <12.5 Amount per km $1.00 $1.40 $1.80 $2.00 $2.20 $2.35 Gross vehicle mass (T) <14.5 <15.5 <22.5 <27.5 <42.5 <42.5 Amount per km $2.55 $2.65 $3.00 $3.40 $4.00 $5.00 • The amount to be paid is the GST exclusive amount. • The subsidy is available only for the loaded portion of journeys. 7. Exclusions • Transport of fodder for stock (including bees) to drought affected properties. • Transport of domestic water to drought affected properties. • Transport of drinking water for stock (including bees) to drought affected properties. • Transport of stock to or from agistment • Commercial feedlots are not eligible for the subsidy. 8. To Apply Applications and claim forms can be submitted online, by email, post, or in person. Applications and claim forms that have been emailed and submitted online can be tracked most efficiently. Email: Post: Locked Bag 23, Orange NSW 2800 In Person: 161 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800

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Victoria – The Weekly Times July 4th

when other prey runs short and graziers who also suffer from the killing by domestic dogs, lost dogs going “wild” plus dingo/crosses, will take a lot of convincing.

World’s worst honey bee pest found in Victoria The dreaded varroa mite, described as the biggest threat to Australian agriculture has been detected in Victoria. Honey bees play a key role in the pollination of about three quarters of Australian horticultural and crops such as canola and cotton. Luckily the mite was discovered, with a small number of bees, in a crate of equipment about to be unloaded from a ship. They were destroyed and authorities are conducting surveillance within a 2 km radius of the port.

Queensland – Queensland Country Life July 5th

Control of carp called out It was reported that a British scientist has accused researchers at the National Carp Control Plan of “disrespecting the wider scientific community and misleading the public.” The NCCP responded by saying they remained focused on “the issues, the science, the evidence” and they encourage experts from different areas to bring any concerns forward. However, this criticism comes at a bad time for the NCCP as claims have arisen that the Federal Government has withdrawn $4m from its research budget. Park plan for dingoes The Times reported: “Central Victoria’s Dja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal community want to reintroduce the dingo to six parks and reserves over which it holds title rights.” As a background to this request, trials have shown that the reintroduction of the pure bred dingo can provide enormous benefits to both graziers and the environment. This is recognised by this Aboriginal community, who said: “Native apex predators such as Gal Gal (dingo) provide an overall benefit to biodiversity and ecosystem function, including through their interaction roles with medium-sized predators, such as cats and foxes.” What this means is that a pure bred dingo family has been shown to kill cats, dogs (including dingo/cross), foxes, rabbits, kangaroo and wild pigs in the trial areas. Thus, it is claimed that dingoes enhance biodiversity, which leads to improved pastures. However they will also dine on stock ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

Price of wool a true ‘lifesaver’ According to Jim O’Connell of “Camara” Station, Winton, the current wool prices are the best he has ever seen and he felt that it was ‘lifesaving’ for his operation. He told the QCL he is about to start shearing and due the extraordinary price of wool, he has a chance to rebuild his stock.

Don’t mince words; it’s not the real deal It was reported: “Mince copycat products made of everything but real beef may be arousing indignation in cattle producers and stirring politicians up, but they’re not likely to make ant dent in red meat consumption.” That is according to long term producers and beef marketers who told the newspaper they want to hear from consumers about “fake’ meat. The industry also said: “There are big consumer rights questions around labelling and the fact some supermarkets seem intent on selling the likes of vegetarian mince from the red meat cabinets”

New South Wales – The Land July 5th

Finally, a sea of green It was reported that the top falls in NSW were from Brewarrina down to West Wyalong, followed by the Northern Tablelands from Armidale up to Tenterfield, and across to Warialda. The rain saw an immediate jump in store cattle prices based on the hope for the growth of spring pastures. However, the Tamworth/Gunnedah area, plus the Dubbo area, missed out and drought continues in those areas. The Bingara region, squeezed between those who had good falls and those missing out, received some reasonable rain, but it was also patchy. Page 9

We’d block deer move The final NSW pest plans released have seen three more Local Land Services regions call for tweaks that would allow for easier management of wild deer incursions. It was reported that NSW loses $170m annually in production (plus environmental and social costs) from the presence of rabbits, foxes, cats, wild dogs/dingo cross, pigs, horses, goats and deer. All eleven local land services have their own individual plans to tackle the problems, thus difference in plans will occur. Submissions were received from a wide range of stake holders, which mainly concerned deer, wild dogs, deer management and the right to hunt. The Land said: “Deer management has been a politically loaded issue in NSW with a divide between the recreational hunting lobby and farmer groups over whether to preserve the animal as an economic resource for hunting, or to relax protections and open up new methods to control the animal due to its increasing impact on farmers and the environment.”

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Herd bull buyers missed out Cattle breeders from five states outlaid close to $1.26 million for 182 bulls at four breeder sponsored “National” show and sale fixtures at Dubbo last month. The average was just $6923 per bull and the clearance rate was only 61% of bulls offered.The reasons were said to be the long dry spell, failed winter crops and the current struggle to obtain fodder for hand feeding.

More than a million and counting The Buy a Bale drought appeal is being inundated with requests for assistance and also donations to the NSW campaigns – a partnership between Fairfax Media charity Rural Aid – are pouring in. Most of the $1, 026,000 donated has come from the Hunter Region ($980,000) with the rest provided by the North West, New England, Western area and Southern NSW. Currently hay is sourced from Queensland and South Australia with the cost per truck loan about $7,000

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Subsidy Donated Fodder Objective To provide funding assistance to community organisations who coordinate the transport of donated fodder to a central location within NSW for the benefit of three or more primary producers with livestock, in the event of identified need, whether following a natural disaster, or a drought. 2. Assistance Available The scheme will pay for the costs of transporting donated fodder up to a maximum of $5 per kilometre (plus GST) to a maximum eligible distance of 1,500 kilometres. The total program funds are limited to $500,000 available in each financial year. 3. Eligibility Criteria • The subsidy on transport of donated fodder is available to community groups who coordinate the transport of donated fodder for the benefit of three or more primary producers, whose property is in an area of identified need, whether as a result of a natural disaster, or a drought. • Pre-approval for the transport of the donated fodder must be obtained from the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) by the organising community group and the transport operator, with both the organising group and the transport operator agreeing on the amount of fodder to be transported, the number of trips to be completed and the total distance to be travelled. • The subsidy is payable to the transport operators who transport the donated fodder to a central location within NSW on behalf of the organising community group. • Payment of any assistance can only occur upon production of tax invoices for expenses incurred. If an ABN is not supplied by the transport operator, the rebate will be reduced by an amount equivalent to the highest tax rate, which is

subsequently forwarded to the Australian Taxation Office. • Claims must be made within three months of the RAA’s approval to the transport of the donated fodder. • As part of the application process, the applicant must agree to relevant details from the proposed application being provided to the regional Rural Financial Counsellor so as to promote coordination of effort. 4. Costs that are not eligible • Small volumes of fodder (i.e. under one tonne per load). • Poor quality fodder. • Transport of donated fodder from donors to individual farmers • Transport of donated fodder to commercial feedlots and/ or feed processors. 5. To apply • Prior to arranging transport of donated fodder the coordinating community group and the transport operator must obtain approval from the RAA. The Approval Request form can be found at: au/assistance/rebate-on-road-transport • The transport operator is to claim the cost of transporting the fodder directly from the RAA, following completion of the movements. Claim forms can be found at: https:// and must be submitted to the RAA together with tax invoices and/or receipts for the cartage of the fodder. Applications and claim forms can be submitted by email, post, or in person. Applications and claim forms that have been emailed can be tracked most efficiently. Email: rural. Post: Locked Bag 23, Orange NSW 2800 In Person: 161 Kite St, Orange NSW 2800

Image shows that parts of New South Walse that are currently in drought or have a drought onset as of the 10/7/2018. Image sourced from

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The Warialda Murder Case

Source: Glen Innes Examiner and General Advertiser, Tuesday 17 April 1888, page 2 We have already given in our columns a summary of the his guilt is so strong that it needed not his subsequent facts in the above case. The fiendish cold-bloodedness confession to prove his guilt, and as a matter of course with which Alfred Merrit encompassed the death of his Mr. Justice Stephen, before whom Merrit was tried at victim, James Osborne, is so revolting that our common the Tamworth Circuit Court, had to pass the extreme humanity shrinks with loathing from its contemplation. sentence on him. On being asked why the sentence The horrible fastidiousness the prisoner displayed in the of death, should not be passed, the prisoner, who all selection of a suitable weapon according to the evidence through, the trial had preserved a calm demeaner, said of the serving maid, Martha Flannigan, and of the in a trembling voice — “ Drink was the cause of it all, storekeeper, Thomas Lawson, prove only too strongly but of course as had been said there was no excuse for the malice aforethought of the cold-blooded murderer, drink. I must have been literally mad to commit such a and the pathetic cry for mercy, “Oh don’t, Jack!” Oh deed on a boy against whom i had no grudge; therefore, don’t, Jack!” uttered with his last gasp by the doomed I ask for no mercy. I would willingly part with my own youth, James Osborne, to which the only reply was “I life if it could bring back the other. I am quite satisfied have you now” of his ferocious and ruthless murderer with the way I have been defended.” as he plunged the knife up to the hilt into the very heart The Judge said he was sure that the prisoner felt very of his victim — all this one fain would believe was the sorry for what had happened, but in his case, repentance outcome of a horrible dream; yet Minnie Jenner, another had come too late. He then formally passed the servant at the Royal Hotel, heard the words and saw the sentence of death, mentioning at the same time that the deed. According to the evidence of this witness also, the recommendation to mercy would be duly forwarded to removal of the stick from under the window in order the proper quarter. to close it to the purpose of hiding his acts from prying Just as the dread sentence was pronounced, the prisoner, eyes, shows also the premeditation of the deed of Cain in in tremulous tones, said — “ I will try manfully to meet the prisoner’s heart. The chain of evidence establishing my God, your honor.”


Source: Freeman’s Journal, Thursday 31 August 1922, page 14 A wedding was celebrated at the Catholic Church, Warialda, on Wednesday, August 16, when Mr. E. Oldham was married to Miss Ivy Ryan, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Garret Ryan, and Mrs. Ryan, of ‘Lindon,’ Coolatai. The Rev. Father Stevenson officiated. The bride was led to the altar by Mr. J. A. McGregor, and wore a pretty frock of shell-pink crepe de chine, and pink georgette and silk hat. She also carried a bouquet of stocks and fern, which, together with a gold wristlet watch, was a gift from the bride groom. The bride was attended by Miss Molly Ryan (sister), as bridesmaid, who was dressed in champagne crepe de chine, and a tagel straw hat to match. She carried a bouquet of jonquils and fern, and wore a gold wristlet watch, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. I. O’Brien acted as best man. Cake and wine were dispensed at the residence of Mrs. C. Stamm, where Mr. and Mrs. Oldham received hearty congratulations. The happy couple left by train for Gosford and Sydney, the bride travelling in a navy serge coat-frock, and black Breton sailor hat. If you have any family history or photos you’d like to share with the local readers please email them to: we’d love to hear from you.

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Source: Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, Saturday 7 March 1891, page 551 At the last council meeting Alderman Court’s motion council apply to the Department of Lands for suitable piece prohibiting the selling of meat on Sunday, was carried of land on which to erect municipal chambers.” Mr. M. C. out Alderman Court moved another motion, to the effect White has received the appointment of census enumerator that the council apply for the immediate appointment of a for this district. He has subdivided it up into 13 parts and competent and qualified officer to act as C. P. S. and Crown is now inviting applicants for the position of collectors. lands agent for Bingara. The council’s letter reached Sydney Bingara seems to be steadily and surely advancing with on Thursday morning, and on Thursday evening news was the times. Twelve years ago, Mr. J. T. Wearne erected the received that Mr. Brackle, from the Lands Office, Moree, first flour mill in the district; in 1889 Mr. J. Byrnes erected is to take charge in lieu of Mr. White. The promptness of a small Canadian mill: this season Mr. Byrnes, not being the Government has quite surprised the councillors. The satisfied with the work of the Canadian, has had erected following committees were appointed, viz.: — Finance one of Simon’s full-roller mills, at a cost of about £3000. Committee: Aldermen Byrnes, Bridger, and Turner. Works Mr. J. T. Wearne has now signified his intention of turning Committee: Aldermen Finkernagel, Court, and Miller. his stone mill into a roller mill, and the carpenters are at Alderman Finkernagel gave notice of motion, — “That the work enlarging the buildings.

Bingara Coursing Club’s Plumpton

Source: Warialda Standard and Northern Districts’ Advertiser, Tuesday 29 May 1906, page 3 The work of erecting the Bingara Coursing Club’s Plumpton is now in hand. Mr. A. Meadows is the contractor. A painful accident happened to a drover named E. W. Dennis, on Sunday afternoon, about 11 miles from town along the Warialda road, while he was travelling with sheep. His horse fell on top of him, breaking his thigh badly. He was brought into the hospital in a van on Sunday night, where the injured limb was set by Dr. Hart. At the invitation of Mrs. H. Miller, a very pleasant re -union of juveniles took place at the Imperial Hotel on Monday evening last. Children to the number of nearly 50 were present, and the large dining hall being placed at their disposal the evening was merrily spent in singing, dancing, and parlour games. During the merry making, the little girls took the opportunity to present Ethel Weatherall prior to her departure from Bingara, with a manicure case as a token of their affection for her as a comrade. The gift was gratefully acknowledged. After refreshments had been served the merry-makers dispersed in good time to allow of the hotel premises being closed in accordance with the Liquor Act.

Bingara Gift Afternoon

Source: Sydney Stock and Station Journal, Tuesday 30 January 1923, page 2 On Saturday, 20th January, a Gift Afternoon was held at the and Home Nursing Classes in Country Districts. This Bingara Country Women’s Club, when many useful gifts was very interesting and much appreciated by the country were received. This was the first social gathering of the women present, who were glad to have this opportunity of members of the Club, and a very pleasant afternoon was hearing first hand of the work of the St. John Ambulance spent. Sister Parry, Secretary of the St. John Ambulance Association. Amongst those present were: Mesdames Association, who is at present spending a holiday at Keera, Rattray, A. Daley, Austin Mack, Hanton, Hugh Munro, J. was a guest of the members, and during the afternoon Rolling, H. Turner, E. Bull, J. Dufty, J. Bilsborough, and gave an excellent address on the formation of First Aid the Misses A. Mack, Dufty, Capel, and Nancy Munro. ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

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School Holiday Special Chunky Chocolate, Coconut and banana muffins

Healthier Crackles

Ingredients Ingredients 60g (2 cups) natural puffed rice 4 very ripe bananas 50g (1/4 cup) coconut sugar 4 eggs 35g (1/2 cup) shredded coconut 1/3 cup coconut oil 30g (1/4 cup) raw cacao powder 1/2 cup coconut flour 125ml (1/2 cup) melted coconut oil. 1/2 cup shredded coconut Method 1 teaspoon baking soda Combine puffed rice, sugar, coconut and cacao powder in Pinch salt a bowl. Add coconut oil. Mix until combined. Line 24 mini 90g no added sugar dark chocolate, coarsely chopped muffin pans with paper cases. Spoon mixture into prepared Method cases, stirring mixture occasionally to prevent settling in Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Line 9 holes bowl. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to set. Store in an of a muffin pan with paper cases. Process banana, eggs, oil, flour, shredded coconut, baking soda and salt until airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. smooth . Transfer to a large bowl. Add half of chocolate and stir until combined. Spoon into prepared pan. Top with remaining chocolate, pushing slightly into batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Stand for 5 minutes in pan. Cool on a wire rack.

Freddo Biscuit in Chocolate Mousse Pond Ingredients

250g Philadelphia Light Spreadable Cream Cheese 250g Cadbury Milk Chocolate Melts 2 egg, whites 2 tablespoons caster sugar 6 Cadbury Freddo Chocolate (or Vanilla) Biscuits Assorted sprinkles, for decoration Method Combine the Philly with the chocolate in a bowl and stir over simmering water until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in the sugar until dissolved to make a light meringue. Fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture, then spoon into serving glasses and chill until required. Carefully rub the chocolate side of a Freddo biscuit onto the base of a hot saucepan to slightly melt it then dip into sprinkles and set aside to firm. Repeat this process with half (or all) the biscuits. Store in an airtight container until required.Prior to serving, top each mousse with a Freddo biscuit and sprinkle with remaining decorations. Serve immediately.

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Originating in China, tofu is a common ingredient in Thai and Chinese cooking. Tofu (or bean curd) is made by curdling fresh soya milk, pressing it into a solid block and then cooling it. The more the water is pressed out during the making of tofu, the firmer it gets. Fat and protein content in tofu increases as water content decreases. There are many types of Tofu available today.

1. SILKEN TOFU: Japanese-style tofu. It has a very high-water content, is creamy and soft in texture and is usually used in smoothies, desserts, puddings, and dips. 2. REGULAR TOFU: Can be soft, medium, firm, and super firm and has a spongy texture. Firm tofu is usually used for stir-fries, baked or grilled. Extra firm tofu works well as a meat substitute. The soft variety is used in soups or in a tofu scramble. 3. SEASONED TOFU: It is already pre-seasoned with different flavours such as barbeque or teriyaki. 4. SMOKED TOFU: This kind of tofu has a rich, deep flavour that is usually eaten raw or added to salads. 5. FERMENTED TOFU: A salty, creamy tofu which has been pickled. It is served as a dip for fresh vegetables or used to season rice. Some benefits of including Tofu in your regular diet include: • It has high amounts of proteins, zero cholesterol and low amounts of carbs. • Contains high amounts of calcium and vitamin E. • Helps to reduce hot flushes and is high in calcium assisting women through menopause. • Tofu helps to slow the aging process as it assists in retaining the elasticity of the skin. • It is an excellent source of iron and the mineral manganese, selenium and phosphorous. Tofu is also a good source of copper, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B1. ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

General Tso’s Tofu

Source: INGREDIENTS For the tofu: • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 10 ounces firm tofu (275 g), cubed • 6 tbsp corn flour • Extra virgin olive to taste • 2 cloves of garlic, minced For the sauce: • 3 tbsp tamari or soy sauce • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 3 tbsp vegetable stock or water • 3 tbsp cane, coconut or brown sugar • 1 tbsp corn flour • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder METHOD: Mix tamari and vinegar in a bowl until well combined.Add the tofu cubes and let rest for at least 5 minutes.Drain the tofu and transfer 1/3 of the tofu cubes to a freezer bag with 2 tbsp of corn flour and toss to coat. Repeat this step with the rest of the tofu and corn flour. Add more corn flour if needed. Cook the tofu cubes in a skillet with a little bit of oil over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown. Remove tofu from pan and set aside. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook them over medium-high heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently until they start to golden brown. To make the sauce just mix all the ingredients until well combined. Add the sauce to the skillet and cook until it thickens, stirring frequently. Finally, add the tofu, stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and serve with some white rice and garnish with sesame seeds and chopped chives. Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Bon Appetit!!

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YOUR WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Aries - When you like someone, you want to do everything you can to get the person to like you back. You can’t make anyone feel the same way you do, though, and deep down you know that. You’re still an expert flirt, but don’t be too disappointed when you don’t get the response you’re looking for. A lack of cash hinders your dating life at the end of the week, Aries, but hopefully it’s only a temporary glitch. Get creative. Taurus - Has it been a while since you’ve been in a relationship - or even had your eye on someone? It’s okay to walk through life alone, but if you’d rather have someone by your side, it’s time to act. Just thinking about the perfect partner won’t bring him or her to you. Bringing a small gift with you on a date later in the week is thoughtful, but it might give the wrong message. Hold off until you know the person a little better. Gemini - Are you ready to turn your fantasies into reality? The things you’ve only been thinking about until now are finally starting to come true, and you can’t wait to see your life once everything is in place. You have an idealistic attitude later in the week, and there’s no reason not to look on the bright side. You’ve earned your rosy outlook regarding your love life later in the week. Cancer - The best kind of dates in the beginning of the week are spontaneous. Running into an old acquaintance or stranger and deciding right then, that very moment, that you want to go grab drinks or take a walk in the park is magical. You’re open to trying new things over the weekend, but you have your limits. Good for you for even taking one step outside your comfort zone, Cancer! Leo - Do you have your suspicions about someone new? People aren’t always who they appear to be, especially if you haven’t met them face to face. Take with a grain of salt everything that online matches say. If you want to be in charge of a first date over the weekend, speak up. You won’t get what you want by keeping quiet. That’s not your style anyway, Leo. Virgo - You have real value as a potential partner, so don’t sell yourself short, Virgo. You should have confidence when you go into the dating world because people like you are in high demand! Your plans come together later in the week, but don’t worry too much if one little detail is off. If the overall picture looks good, potential dates won’t look too much at the small mistakes. Libra - Sure, you’ve had a few bad romantic experiences, but who hasn’t? Maybe enough time hasn’t gone by yet

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that you’re able to laugh about them, but it will eventually. Look on the bright side, Libra. It can only get better from here! You have very strong opinions, and you aren’t about to be quiet about them on dates over the weekend. Your perfect match is a strong person who won’t shy away from voicing their own thoughts and views. Scorpio - The way you see it right now, just because things are bad doesn’t mean they can’t get worse. If you’re in a negative frame of mind, you might have a hard time being optimistic, which is dragging your love life down to dismal levels. To find your happy dating place, you’re going to need to change your mindset, Scorpio. Use whatever tactics are necessary to turn things around, including asking for help or advice over the weekend. Sagittarius - The way you see it right now, just because things are bad doesn’t mean they can’t get worse. If you’re in a negative frame of mind, you might have a hard time being optimistic, which is dragging your love life down to dismal levels. To find your happy dating place, you’re going to need to change your mindset, Scorpio. Use whatever tactics are necessary to turn things around, including asking for help or advice over the weekend. Capricorn - Do you feel caught between something you want and something you know you can’t have? You know the difference between right and wrong, so why are you even thinking about it? Make the right decision, Capricorn. It’s who you are. You make a great first impression on dates later in the week, but don’t rely on your looks or money to do the talking for you. Let your personality speak for itself. Aquarius - Is it too late to make up with an ex or at least say you’re sorry for a mistake you made? The past has a way of catching up to you, and you might have trouble moving forward until you make amends. Your attention wavers later in the week, so you might have a hard time fully focusing on your date. Turn off your cell phone. It’s a good first step to getting rid of your main distraction. Pisces - Remember what it was like to be in love, Pisces? You’re a sucker for romance, and you miss the closeness of having a partner. The day will come again when you have all that and more, but you can’t hurry love. A secret admirer might get in touch with you over the weekend, and their affection will probably come as a big surprise. Take your time giving your answer even if you’re pressed for one right away.

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We are pleased to add another feature to the Local’s classified advertising, a Business Directory, to help our small businesses get their messages out. For a very affordable $6.50 per week, anyone with products or services available for Bingara residents, qualify for this discount price. We are keen to hear from trade’s people, those with home cottage industries, or with skills such as photography, computers and information technology, and they are prepared to help others for a reasonable return. To lodge an advertisement, simply phone or call on the Newsagency (02 67 241 500) or text Rod on 0428241500 TRA ELECTRICAL


Travis Allen 0458 241 244 traelectrical@

Andrew O’Neil 0447 955 984 andrew.c.oneill

BINGARA JOCKEY CLUB MEETING Sportsmans Hotel Tuesday 17th July @ 6pm All Welcome

Tooheys Group 19 Rugby League Results Round 13 A Grade: Narwan 34 Defeated Armidale 28. Inverell 32 Defeated Moree Boars 20. Tingha 16 Defeated by M o r e e Boomerangs 84. Glen Innes Bye

Defeated by Armidale 20. Inverell 14 Defeated by M o r e e Boars 16. Tingha 14 Defeated Moree Boomerangs 0 Glen Innes Bye

Reserve Grade: Narwan 68 Defeated Armidale 16. Inverell 28 Defeated Moree Boars 18 Moree Boomerangs Bye

Second Division Men’s : Walcha 16 Defeated by Tenterfield 20. Uralla 36 D e f e a t e d Warialda 20. Guyra 20 Defeated by Ashford 22. Bingara Under 18s: Inverell 13 Defeat- Bye ed Moree Boars 12. Tingha 8 Defeated by Moree Boomer- Ladies Leaguetag: Walcha angs 24/\. Armidale Bye 30 Defeated Tenterfield 4. Glen Innes Bye Uralla 44 Defeated Warialda 6. Guyra 10 Defeated Ashford 0 Ladies Leaguetag: Narwan 10 Bingara Bye

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Bingara RSL Dart Club News

Jacqueline Coombes Reserve Champion State Show Jumping Championships

We played darts Sunday 8th we had 6 players we played singles, winner was Wayne Randall, Runner up Bob Cummins, men’s highest score Norman Minty 121, ladies highest score Pam Randall 105, men’s highest peg Wayne Randall 58, ladies highest peg Sue Minty 35. Great darts and fun was had by all players. Winners of the 100 club 1st Josie Lucassen, 2nd Jill Smith, 3rd Blue McManus. The winner of the lucky dart board number Pam Randall. We have a fun day coming up on 11th August 2018 a sign up sheet will be placed on the darts notice board from the 22nd July. Next game is Sunday 15th July names in by 12.00pm -12.15pm for a 12.30pm start all players welcome.

Day one saw Jacqueline receive 2nd in the AM5 jumping, only just missing first place by less than 700th of a second. She then received third in her second jump with four clear rounds for the day. Day three saw Jacqueline receive 1st place in the AM5. She than backed it up with 4th in her last jump which awarded her the Reserve Champion for under 17yrs A Grade. Congratulations Jacqueline on your achievements you have done Bingara Central School and the Bingara Pony Club very proud.

BOWLS NEWS Social Bowls Last Wednesday there were 6 playing social bowls; Yvonne Foster, Irene Edwards and Graeme Mack defeated Robyn O’Neile, Joan and Bob Savage 13 shots to 11 shots. Club Championship’s On Saturday the Mixed Pairs and Minor Singles will be played in the club championship’s; Minor singles Dale Baldock to play Garry O’Neile marker Vince McTaggart; Tom Fullerton to play Col Whitfield marker Col Roberg; Mixed Pairs Allister and Barbara Lemin to play Phil Brien and Jill Carmody; David Withers and Newby to play Justine Turner and Les Flack. On Sunday the Men’s pairs will be played in the club championships; Allister Lemin and Tony Miller to play Col Whitfield and Jack Walton; Wayne Wilkins and Graham McManus to play David Childs and Stuart Dixon. President’s Day On Sunday 15 July the Croppa Creek will be holding their President’s day and Sunday 22 July the Inverell East will be holding their President day. Wednesday 11 July; Social bowls 1.30pm Saturday 14 July; Minor Singles and Mixed pairs 1.00pm Sunday 15 July; Croppa creek President’s day 10.00am Men’s Pairs 1.00pm Wednesday 18 July; Social bowls 1.30pm Saturday 21 July; Men’s Pairs 1.00pm Social bowls 1.30pm Duty Team Robert Kilmore, Mervyn Galvin and Stuart Dixon

Jacqueline receiving a 1st in the AM5 at the State Show Jumping Championships.

Jacqueline received 2nd in the AM5 jump missing first place by less than 700th of a second.

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Thursday: Mostly sunny in the morning, becoming sunny in the afternoon. High 19. Wind north around 9 kph, gusting to 26 kph, in the morning, becoming westnorthwest in the afternoon. Thursday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind westsouthwest around 3 kph in the evening, becoming south after midnight. Friday: Sunny. High 16. Wind southwest around 7 kph. Friday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind south around 5 kph. Saturday: Sunny. High 18. Wind south around 5 kph. Saturday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind southeast around 4 kph. Sunday: Sunny. High 17. Wind northeast around 5 kph in the morning, becoming northwest in the afternoon. Sunday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind west-northwest near calm in the evening, becoming southeast after midnight.

Monday: Sunny. High 17. Wind northwest around 3 kph in the morning, becoming 10 kph, gusting to 24 kph, in the afternoon. Monday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind northwest near calm in the evening, becoming northeast after midnight. Tuesday: Sunny. High 20. Wind north-northwest around 7 kph, gusting to 26 kph, in the morning, becoming 13 kph, gusting to 29 kph, in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind northwest around 4 kph. Wednesday: Sunny. High 18. Wind southwest around 11 kph, gusting to 30 kph, in the morning, becoming 16 kph, gusting to 31 kph, in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 0. Wind southwest around 6 kph in the evening, becoming south after midnight.


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Gardening in winter should be far from quiet. It’s a time to grow winter crops and prepare for spring flowers. Winter plant pruning Sharpen the secateurs! The first chore, in all but frosty areas, is rose pruning. Be bold, leaving only an open framework of three or four main stems. Spray these and the surrounding soil with lime sulfur to clean up pests and diseases. Other plants to prune when bare include hydrangeas, wisteria and grapes. Early August is the best time to give gardenias their main pruning. Cuttings of frangipanis will make instant new trees; leave them to dry for a few weeks, then pot or plant into a sandy mix, adding stakes for support. Cut ornamental grasses almost to ground level to rejuvenate and spray lawns for bindii as soon as their ferny leaves appear. Winter flowering plants Although many plants are resting, spring bulbs, winter-flowering natives and flowering hedges are growing actively. Keep these watered and fertilised for peak performance. Winter gardening jobs Feed citrus in late July, using an allpurpose citrus fertiliser. Keep sowing carrots, spring onions, leeks, broad beans, radishes, English spinach and peas. If you haven’t planted asparagus and rhubarb crowns yet, don’t delay. Strawberries can also go in now. Start seeds of tomatoes, eggplant and capsicum on a warm windowsill, ready for planting when the soil warms.


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Stock Report

CATTLE: There was a penning of an extra 648 head of very mixed quality cattle on the back of dearer trends from last sale. All categories rose in number, young cattle more so. The regular gallery of buyers, processors, feeders and restockers attended. Winter conditions and quality saw weaners experience cheaper trends of 11c to 17c/kg. Numbers of plainer conditioned yearling steers came forward and saw cheaper trends of 12c/kg to restockers. Feeder orders operated on the better conditioned light weight steers and these sold to dearer trends of 9c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed also saw rises of 6c and the heavy weights rose by 18c/kg. Light yearling heifers to the trade showed slightly cheaper trends, however, heavy heifers to feed were 8c/kg better. Medium weight heifers to the trade saw rises of 20c/kg. Heavy steers to processors reached 284c, with heavy quality grown heifers seeing a rise in trends of 7c/kg, also to the trade. Light 1 score cows saw dearer trends, as did medium weights. These showed a rise in ISSUE 164 |Thursday 12th July 2018

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trends of 30c, with heavy 3 score cows to 9c/kg dearer. High yielding 4 score cows experienced dearer trends of 22c/kg. The quality of the bull offering improved to see the best heavy bulls reach 244c/kg. SHEEP: There was a reduced penning of 1,295 lambs and a slightly increased penning of 1,188 grown sheep for this sale. It included a good yarding of supplementary fed lambs and Dorper sheep. All the regular buyers attended. There was restocker competition on light lambs, although most went through the trade. Trade lambs saw dearer trends of $9 to $18, with heavy trade lambs rising $8/head. Heavy lambs also sold to dearer trends of $15/head. Extra heavy lambs topped at $220/head, remaining firm on the last sale. Better condition and limited numbers saw heavy hoggets make $150/head. Light ewes sold to firm trends and medium weight ewes saw a price decrease of $10/ head. Heavy Dorper ewes made $170, a cheaper trend of $10/head. There were no crossbred ewes to quote. Medium weight Merino wethers sold to a dearer trend of $5 and heavy wethers were cheaper experiencing a $5/head decrease.

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