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Pinot Noir; Cabernet Sauvignon & Malbec; Traminer: boutique, cool climate wines. Estate grown & hand made by Graeme & Georgia Wilson near Foster, South Gippsland. Mature wines from South Gippsland’s oldest vineyard ... Prom Country at its best ! Windy Ridge Vineyard was planted in 1978 by Dr. Chris Hill of Yarram. This makes it the oldest vineyard in South Gippsland. The property was then purchased by Graeme and Georgia Wilson in 1985. They then built and developed the winery, to produce the first Windy Ridge Wines in 1988. The cellar door was opened in 1995. The vines are not irrigated, so this allows the crop to reflect the seasonal conditions of the locality. The Wilsons believe in minimal intervention for wine production. Wines are not filtered or fined and each bottle of wine is a true product of the season that produced it. A visit to the Windy Ridge Cellar Door is a worthwhile experience, as you will also appreciate the Wilson’s passion for the visiting birds and wildlife to the vineyard. Graeme is a keen photographer, taking many photographs of eagles, hawks, parrots and other birds with his exceptional skill. There are several examples of Graeme’s photos on the Windy Ridge website: where the flight of George the wedge-tailed eagle has been sequenced, so that a real sense of the beauty of flight can be realized. Windy Ridge Winery is GM-free We do not use Genetically Modified yeasts etc. in the production of our wines. At Windy Ridge Winery we use natural CORK closures for our premium wines. If you cannot find a way to recycle your wine corks, bring them to Windy Ridge on your next visit & we will recycle them to help support the Melbourne Zoo Elephant enclosure.


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A unique dining experience Raeshaws at Fulham is a situated in a historic homestead located on 80 acres and offers a ‘paddock to plate’ dining experience. Come and experience Gippsland’s most unique restaurant. Explore the extensive vegetable, fruit and flower gardens. Offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, High Tea, 12 course Degustation menu’s and Sunday night Vegetarian Banquets. Raeshaws is open Thursday to Sunday, 8am to Late and other times by appointment Let us make your special occasion memorable. 10 Williams Drive, Fulham Vic 3851 Phone (03) 5144 1672

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Produce available and when: PICK YOUR OWN: Kiwi Fruit available: Starts December May - July Opening Hours: 8am - 8pm Tamarillos available: Please bring your own container. June - July - August We have buckets for you to pick Berries available: into, but we transfer them to your December - March container after that and if you forget, Lemons available: we do have some for sale! Most of the year ENTRY IS FREE !!

Our produce is also available at: Nanna’s Cupboard: a quaint quilt shop and tea rooms, Mirboo North Moe Fresh Fruit: Moe Purvis Plaza Sherwood Park Orchard: Coffee Shop, Princes Freeway Bunyip Wellington Information centre: Princes Hwy Sale Pear Tree Cafe: Toora Walkerville Kiosk: Walkerville

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John Mutsaers, Dutch – Australian Artist. John’s work is represented in institutional and private collections in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, China, Canada and Australia including such notables as the late Princes Margaret and Brigadier General Charles Duke (Apollo 16) who currently holds the record for the longest time spent on the moon (72.5 hours) Other collectors include Lisa Gerrard, an Australian composer/singer whose work is best known for her movie scores in Gladiator, The Insider, Ali, Whale Rider, & other movies. Shanghai Electric Company; China, LaTrobe Regional Gallery Vic, Bega Regional Gallery NSW, LaTrobe City, APM (Australian Paper Manufacturers), RSL (Returned and Services League, Australia).

Born in 1942 during World War 2 in Eindhoven, Holland and he arrived in Australia in February 1956 when he was 13. Arriving by boat at Station Pier in Melbourne he and his family took the train to Traralgon where his cousin Frank Mutsaers, who was later to become a well known Australian painter, helped them settle in. People speaking a funny language, Flinders Street Station, milkshakes, hot meat pies (meat was still hard to come by in Holland) sunshine and many motorcars in the streets are all memorable experiences.

John’s works are influenced by Archie Colquhoun, John Singer Sargent, Vincent van Gogh, Max Meldrum, Lucien Freud, Fred Williams, Kees Bol and John Balmain, who taught him composition and the principles of tonal painting. He admires sculptors like Robert Klippel, Bruce Armstrong and Geoffrey Bartlett Although John is celebrating his 25th year as a full-time professional artist he has been painting seriously since the early 1970’s. During his artistic career he has enjoyed encouragement and support from many people but none more fervent than that of his wife Mary who has been his major inspiration and drive to succeed for the past 44 years. John and Mary’s four children, Lorinda, Kylie, Alecia and Mike are likewise enthusiasts and attend most of his exhibitions.

His mother, who was one of large family, had two brothers who were painters and a few more who became community leaders or academics. As a child she would often ask him to draw something for her and if John was stuck for an idea she would suggest a range of subjects around the house. Perhaps it is not without reason that John’s work today so often portrays a still life with ordinary household ornaments.

His new studio in Inverloch is called “OPUS JOOP”; a little bit of Latin served with Hollandaise sauce presents on the pallet as John’s work As well as working with young people who have problems attending regular schools at the Morwell ArtsBillabong studio since 2001 John is currently working with Gippsland communities who were affected by the 2009 bushfires. He is helping them design and build reflective and commemorative public art.

John’s boyhood home in Eindhoven displayed a number of original paintings on the walls in the entrance and lounge room. The entrance painting in particular had a huge effect on him. He liked to sit on the stairs with his face pushed between the balustrade posts and look at it for ages. It was a large painting depicting a fatigued Russian soldier during the 1812 Napoleonic War who was dressed in his Hussar uniform sitting on a low stone wall at a lonely hilltop outpost. His disheveled plumaged hat was on the ground and his rifle lay resting aimlessly next to a small campfire.

“Art is for the world a way of visible thinking, a way of exploring thoughts and concepts. Art is where we dream of the imposable and make it achievable. The Philosophy in art has meaning equally in the mundane and the extraordinary waiting for individual interpretation or discovery”. JM

John was born into a family of artists and was certainly well placed to follow several uncles and cousins to become an artist.

John’s earliest memory of being rewarded for his artwork was when his kindergarten teacher pinned his drawing of a boy opening a water tap on the classroom wall. John was five at that time. Although he used buttons to draw the shape of the boy his arms and legs came from the appropriate places on the body and not from the head, as was the more conventional developmental stage for kids his age. The tap and the water streaming from it were drawn freehand. In those days students work was never put on the classroom wall and he remembers being surprised and a bit embarrassed by the fuss. Now approaching his 70th birthday John still recalls the boy with the tap drawing well enough to reproduce it. His mother’s encouragement, the family art collection and this salient moment at preschool undoubtedly set the course for his artistic career.

A major exhibition of John’s work will be held in October 2012. “The Painted Garden” series, will be presented in partnership with Gippsland Country Life Magazine and Town and Country Gallery, Yarragon.

John has held 34 solo exhibitions including a successful London exhibition (2006) and a group show in Shanghai with the Australian Trade Commission (2008) John’s first international success was a sculpture based on C J Dennis’ poem, “The Sentimental Bloke,” which was sold in New York in 1994. His large stone and steel sculptures, “Forks in Spuds,” were a featured solo exhibition for two months in six locations on the banks of the Yarra River and around Federation Square, Melbourne during 2008. The sculptures were part of an artistic response to the United Nations’ call for an end to world hunger. They are now permanently placed along the Princess Highway near Trafalgar.

Although John had been working as an artist part time, his big break came in 1986 when the firm he was working for offered him a redundancy from his job as a Survey Draughtsman; so began his artistic career.


from the hills to the ocean Stockyard Gallery 19th January to 14th February 2012 Opening event BBQ and live music 12 noon 22nd January Fosters Stockyard Gallery is running its third small works exhibition and competition from 19th January to 14th February 2012. This year’s event will focus on artist’s interpretation of the theme “Life Aquatic from the hills to the ocean” and will provide exposure for Gippsland artists and enable to have their works exhibited with their peers. The entry fee for the participating artists is $15 and the exhibition is open to all comers regardless of age or experience.

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To provide a level playing field and to challenge artists they are all provided with an 8 inch canvas which they must use for their entry. Artists can use any medium and in previous years they have used oils, pastels, watercolours, metal, wood, paper mache, shells, fabrics and even mosaic tiles. The exhibition which is in its third year is sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council under its Community Grants Program will be open seven days a week between 10.00am and 5.00 pm. The opening event will begin at 12 noon on 22nd January 2012 at which time the winners in all categories will be announced.

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Exploring your own backyard Wildlife At Gumbuya

Gumbuya Park has ecently opened a new Koala Exhibit, which urrently houses a pair of Koalas. Koola is our male Koala and Jarrah is our female Koala. They are both three and a half ears old. Both Koalas have settled in extremely well and have begun he bonding process. It houldn’t be very long until we will have the pitter, patter of tiny feet.

wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, golden possum, dingoes, swans, ducks, tiger quolls are on display every day. A tractor ride operates daily for wildlife encounters in the natural bushland area of the park. This tour is for half an hour and explores the tracks that are not open to the public, incorporating 200 acres of native bush

We are also excited about the arrival of our dingo pups this year who are growing really fast. Yindi means sunshine) who is a female Alpine Dingo has joined Mungi (means lightening) our black and tan Alpine Dingo.

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But that is the problem with the outdoors, you have to share it with all of life little animals, even snakes. But don’t let the simple thought of a snake stop you from heading out, as long as you remember and think about what you need to bring with you and teach the little ones a little something about snake safety, everyone can have a happy and safe adventure.

We’re all recovering from the big Christmas and the Happy New Years celebrations and now your set, poised, ready to set out on an adventure to the great outdoors. It’s summer the sun is shinning and your eeling that relaxed feeling you only get when your on holidays.

But then you remember with summer comes a very dangerous and frighting predator. It comes out into the open to do the same things you like to do, basking n the sun, enjoying a good feed and just generally

and if you see a snake yell, right?

First things first, Snakes are generally very docile and calm creature, for the most part we never see them even though you have more than likely crossed paths with them several times before. They tend to run away when they feel your steps coming, they will not hear you coming as their ears are for lack of a better word, deaf. They don’t wish to fight with a creature larger than themselves. They also like to stay in places where they can either sun themselves like rocky surfaces, but never far from a place to hide should a predator come close.

Well maybe but that’s not a very good way to go about it. The simple case is you need to keep your eyes on the lookout at all times, as they will sun themselves on paths and tracks. Avoid areas that others haven’t been or have no trace of human presence as snakes will generally not fear nor hide from humans, or worst, you’ll find the nest. Should you ever come across a snake don’t move, yell and scream for help as much as you like as the snake won’t hear you, and if the snake is happy to just stay there and do nothing then and only then walk slowly backwards keeping your eyes on the snake until your well and truly out of sight it.

What you say does this have to do with avoiding them, simple, stomp your feet stay away from rocky places

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But through this whole ordeal there is just one thing to remember above all else, you must stay calm. If you don’t stay calm the poison can race through your system much faster and do far more damage then it would otherwise have done. Well I hope I didn’t scare to many people out of camping this summer. Just remember to stay safe when your out there camping, a holiday spent in hospital is no holiday at all. But more importantly, enjoy yourselves. Chris Get Lost Camping



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GOLDEN BEACH SURF FISHING COMPETITION Now Bigger and Better Than Ever! The competition fishing Boundaries widened to include Woodside Beach and now extends from. LOCHSPORT – GOLDEN/PARADISE BEACH – SEASPRAY to WOODSIDE Less travel for participants with Official Weigh-In Stations situated at each of the following towns LOCHSPORT – GOLDEN BEACH - WOODSIDE

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Explore Wellington Rosedale Butchers For Quality Meats and Homemade Small Goods

Private beasts Packed and Frozen Neville and Debbie 32 Prince Street, Rosedale Ph 5199 2210

SUPERMARKET Serving the Community with a wide range of groceries, fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. Our deli has a large range of cold meats, salads, gourmet cheeses and more. And the liquor at everyday low prices!

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Take a Break in Rosedale

With a growing population, Rosedale is the central point before heading off to the Gippsland Lakes, Holey Plain State National Park, Alpine National Park or the ninety mile beach. .

stopping points for tourists on their journey to the Ninety Mile Beach, the Gippsland Lakes, the High Country or southern New South Wales or going in the other direction.

Rosedale is a RV Friendly location with a national well known camping area” Willow Park” . Willow park is located less than 1km out of town and has an easy walking track directly into town. There is a dump point and a potable water available in the town with easy access.

TARRA VALLEY FOODS – Where You Always Come First.

Rosedale is the home of Patrobas, the only Gippsland horse to win the Melbourne Cup. Patrobas won the cup in 1915, and completed an incredible triple victory by winning the Melbourne Cup, Victoria Derby and Caufield Guineas in the same year.

Tarra Valley Foods incorporates Rosedale Preserving Company and owners George and Jenny Sharp produce an impressive range of top-quality award-winning Tarra Valley and Rosedale Preserving Company brand pickles, sauces, chutneys, relish and jams and mustards.

Rosedale is one of the main

At Tarra Valley Foods which is situated in the Old Bank Building on the Princes Highway in Rosedale you’re always on a winner and you can try before you buy.

Depression Glass, Mantle Clocks and a Good Selection of Antique Reference and Local History Books Thursday & Friday, 10:30am - 3:30pm Saturday: 10;30am - 4pm Sunday 11am-4pm PublicHols:10:30am - 4pm

We are continuously involved in new product development and the expansion of our range of products to meet the needs of our customers. All of our products are “handmade - “the old fashioned way” - one small batch at a time” on the premises.


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At Tarra Valley Foods, it is a sure bet that you’ll win with the price, the quality and the old fashioned friendly service we provide, every time you deal with us.

After taking the time to come to Rosedale and you’ve finished looking at our impressive display of old food bottles which contained pickles, sauces, chutneys, vinegar, milk and soft drinks, you really should take time to browse some of the other shops which include antiques and collectables and complete your visit with a nice meal or afternoon tea in Rosedale.

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So far more than $14,500 has been raised through a number of community fundraising events to help support Andrew and his family, as he waits for a heart transplant.

failure was simply a case of a virus he randomly caught which for some reason attacked his heart.

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In January this year, Andrew was frustrated he didn’t seem to be recovering from a bout of the flu.

They have since found that despite months of surviving with the assistance of the pump, Andrew’s heart hasn’t healed enough to function unassisted again.

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He ended up in hospital and a few days later suffered sudden heart failure.


Andrew is now waiting for a At just 38 years-old, Andrew was fit and heart transplant. Installations GREAT RANGE GREAT PRICE healthy, a hard working builder with his own Licence no 21433 ABN 19320416038 business. HeII in and wife Joanne had twin Family friend Wendy Reeves (whose Tickets for th Certificate engineering - Production (Air conditioning) boys, Ashley and Josh who were only 18- husband is also a Sale self-employed Gippsland and builder) launched a fundraising campaign in months-old at the time. March called “Andrew’s Little Friends” which Wendy is curre ARCout as a small craft challenge, that Open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 6, Saturday 8:30 - 1. Andrew spent three months in the Alfred started who are intere AO10158 ENTRE AKERY Toys Galore & More, 180 Raymond Street Email:in Hospital Melbourne, where he had open quickly took off into a series of fundraising in their particu Sale Ph 5144 3417 103 Cunninghame St.Sale Ph 5144 1202 “stay cool toin insert summer & warm heart surgery a pump into hisin winter” events that have not only been well but To- register heart – which effectively did all the work of patronised by the Gippsland Mon 6am -community, 5pm. Sun 7:30am 4pm yo the heart, so that his heart could rest and also has participants from Reeves on 04 Fresharound Bread,Australia. Pies and Cakes recover. 258 York Street, Sale All the fundraising events have attracted The Prime7 Wellington People’s Choice Tourism Awards voting season with anticipation. Ph 5144 3066 Further inform large crowds and Wendy has also used Friends fundr season is now open. We welcome all residents and visitors these gatherings to promote the importance www.andrews to the area to vote for your favourite retailer, accommodation So log onto: of local businesses supporting each-other keep their local economies healthy and specialist or attraction. Categories include: Best Bistro/Pub And follow the links to the Prime7’s People’s Choiceto Awards also the more specific message about organ Pictured Left: Grub, Best Restaurant, Best Cafe/Bakery, Best Take Away and voting page. donation. Josh and Ash Best Coffee in the Food and Beverage section. Best Caravan/ (July) Cabin/Camping Area, Best Bed & Breakfast/Self-contained/ Wendy is in the process of finalising a major raffle for the cause, with prizes including a Pictured abov Farm Stay/Backpackers and Best Hotel/Motel/Apartments very impressive stainless steel barbecue, jpg: Andrew a in the Accommodation section. Best Winery, Best Museum/ stylish floor rugs, homewares, plumbing and boys the day Gallery, Best Natural Attraction and Best Family Activity in the electrical gift vouchers. 2010. 7 Sale Road, Maffra

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Explore Wellington Howdy folks: What a scorcher to start the New Year! Hope everyone had a great Festive Season, now back to work for most of us! I Had a customer last week who beleived they must never purchase a deciduous tree that had been “potted” on from the bare-rooted stage, as it would die because the roots would spin round and round and not straighten out. All I can really say is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” I’ve been potting and selling plants since 1981, and am highly qualified in how many ways I kill one plant! I’ve over sprayed, underfed, used the wrong spray at the wrong time, planted in the wrong area; however, if I’ve chosen the right size container, a premium potting mix, and followed the rules of planting, I’ve not yet had a problem. Because time rules us here, we pot on and plant all year, but if we want to speak “botanically” the best time to handle deciduous stock is when the annual new growth ceases or slows down considerably. Most of you have hear of Flemings Nurseries, one of Australias leading growers of deciduous trees. We have always followed their instructions and I now quote from their manual.


When dormant, remove tree from container and gently cut roots growing around in a circular pattern. Remove the root ends and ease away as much of the spend potting media as possible. The roots can be trimmed back quite substantially to allow for more media to be removed. The more old potting mix you can remove the more new (premium only) potting mix can be put back in the container. Shake the tree roots a few times. Put the tree back into a clean container and pack a new mix well in around the roots. Apply slow release fertilizer and water in well”

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With a few adjustments, this theory can also be applied to an in ground planting, but Liz will have a fit if I use up any more space this month.

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So you see, don’t worry, If Flemings have been doing this these last who know how many years, then we certainly can too! Happy Gardening, Nancy


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New Forum at Gippsland Water GIPPSLAND WATER has entered a new phase of customer interaction with the launch of its online forum Adding an edge to its more traditional engagement strategies, the local water corp. has adopted a fresh approach to gain an inside perspective into how the public views its water and wastewater services. Community members can help the corporation by participating in forum discussions, completing online surveys, and accessing information about Gippsland Water’s projects and services. Log on to the site and register to participate. New topics will be introduced continually with the first topic, Water Planning for the Future, now available. This topic focuses on Gippsland Water’s Water Supply Demand Strategy – the corporation’s 50-year plan that identifies actions to maintain a balance between water demand and supply in its towns. Gippsland Water’s managing director, David Mawer said

the online forum is a welcome step in the corporation’s public consultation and engagement activities, and is one of the interactive social media tools made available to customers by Gippsland Water.


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“Simply, we are asking for our community’s help. As a water corporation, we have a role to act as custodians for one of the region’s most significant natural resources, as well as playing a huge role in public health through managing sewage and wastewater. We need to ensure that what we are doing is understood and supported by our customers and the greater community,” he said.

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“We are very proud to offer new ways for our customers and the community to become more involved in our long-term planning and day-to-day operations,” said Mr. Mawer. Visit Gippsland Water’s new online forum to participate.




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Explore Bass Coast Be Careful Swimming this Summer Life Saving Victoria Manager Media and Communications, Jennifer Roberts, said large numbers of Victorians are expected to hit beaches and waterways during the coming hot weather.

“In addition to putting people at further risk of dehydration in the hot weather, alcohol affects your swimming ability as it often increases risk-taking and people can overrate their ability in the water.

“Victorians love spending time by the water over summer, including beaches, public and home pools, rivers and lakes,” Ms Roberts said.

“It also impairs judgement of dangerous situations and it may take you longer to react if you get into difficulty in the water.”

“Although it is the festive season, water safety is still of utmost importance.

Life Saving Victoria and Parks Victoria are also urging people not to jump or dive from rocks, piers and jetties this New Year’s, as warmer summer weather attracts more people to beaches, rivers and lakes.

“Beachgoers need to play it safe by the water and help lifesavers by always swimming between the flags. “With hot weather forecast for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we’re asking Victorians to stay safe around the water by never swimming alone and not mixing alcohol with swimming and water activities.

Ms Roberts said you should always look before you leap, and check water conditions and depth before jumping or diving into the water.

“There are often hazards under the water which you can’t see from the surface, WITH


including hidden rocks, tree branches and other debris,” she said. Parks Victoria District Chief Ranger Graeme Davis said diving from piers and jetties is highly dangerous, especially on the bays, where varying

tidal and sand movements change the water depths and submerged debris can pose an unexpected hazard. “We ask people to look after their mates. There is no cure for a spinal cord injury,” Mr Davis said.

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Tips for Choosing a Farrier Imelda Marcos, who is well-renowned for her uncanny interest in shoes, will surely be awed by the fact that horses are also into collecting shoes.


Yes, horse owners are spending significant amounts of money for the hoof and foot care of their animals. You know that the strength of horses rely heavily on the animals’ speed running. Well, horse shoes are especially crafted to help horses maintain their overall standing posture and speed when running. Shoe makers are for humans as farriers are to horses. Yes, horses need their own expert hoof care specialists. It is very rare that a

community attends to the foot care and needs of horses. Those areas where the need is recognized are fortunate to have a few farriers around. Farriers are people who are specially trained and experienced to make horse shoes and take care of the hoofs. To the ordinary horse owner, the expertise of a farrier isn’t really necessary, but for those who are very keen and meticulous over their horses’ health and overall health, farriers are one of the most important aides an owner could provide to the animals. When Hiring A Farrier Once upon a time, farriers were considered as estranged bed fellows to the blacksmiths because it had been assumed that the nature of the two jobs were one and the same. But through the years, the distinction between the two eventually surfaced. Though, the two are considered almost the same, their expertise are different. Though, both professions command great recognition because it takes a

significant amount of skill and talent to emerge in both of them.

The work of farrier is as complicated as the work of the blacksmith because trimming hoofs and making special shoes for horses is as tedious as crafting glasses and furniture. That is why when hiring a farrier for horses, the owner must pay particular attention to the applicant-farrier’s expertise and knowledge base.

The first thing the horse owner must look at when selecting a farrier from a pool of applicants is the history of experience. Though, it would somehow seem unfair to the new farriers, old and seasoned ones are more favored. That is because experienced farriers know what to do in certain difficult situations. Whatever challenge or problem that may arise, the experienced farrier will definitely know how to handle each obstacle. Experience must have also taught him how to get along with the horses, especially those which are bred and raised to race and join other equestrian events.

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The modern era of camping has begun with Parks Victoria Wilderness Retreats offering a new style of outdoor accommodation, ‘Glamping’ - camping in comfort and style. The Wilderness Retreats are located at some of Victoria’s premier nature based holiday destinations, including Wilsons Promontory National Park, Cape Conran Coastal Park and Buchan Caves Reserve. Each location presents an experience that will be treasured. These safari style tents provide all the creature comforts amidst Australia’s natural surroundings. The accommodation can sleep up to four people, featuring everything from polished floorboards to a queen sized bed and high quality white goods and electrical facilities. Cape Conran Wilderness Retreats combine nature’s best elements into one destination. Surrounded by lush native forests and shimmering beaches, the crashing waves and nightly nocturnal noises can be heard as you drift off to sleep. Discover an underground wonderland at Gippsland’s ancient Buchan Caves. Explore narrow passages that open up into enormous caverns full of spectacular calcite formations, or take a scenic bushwalk in Buchan Caves Reserve and enjoy the variety of birds and native animals. With the summer upon us this is the perfect time to get out of the city and enjoy the great outdoors. Being far from civilisation doesn’t mean you can’t be civilised - experience glamping at Parks Victoria’s Wilderness Retreats.

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Tamberrah Cottages If you fancy a spot for a relaxing weekend away, then this is the place to be. Tamberrah Cottages is a beautiful location with three acres of landscaped gardens to enjoy. We have our own Pizza Cafe and you can relax around the beautiful hand-crafted water wheel which overlooks a trout filled lake. All of our cottages are fully self-contained, with TV, DVD players, for those cosy nights to enjoy with wine and chocolates that are provided. For a delightful weekend away, come and see for yourself.

horses or what to do when there are problems fitting the horse for shoes. Farriers must also be experienced on trimming hoofs. The new farriers might not be shut out, however. Some horse owners prefer them over the veterans because their services are less expensive. They can also be further trained so they can get along with the horses on a ranch. Interviewing The Farrier-Applicant Of course, hiring a farrier is just like hiring regular employees. Other than just looking at the work experience sheet, the horse owner must take time to interview the applicant. It is through casual talk that the horse owner can get to know the prospective employer. Ease and rapport between the horse owner and the applicant-farrier must be established for they would have to work hand in hand in maintaining the overall foot care of the horse. The horse owner could ask strategic and inquisitive questions that would gauge the applicant’s personal knowledge and experience. For example, the prospective employer could ask about the applicant’s work history and experience personally. Through questions, the horse owner could also tell how the applicant would fare when faced with situations. For instance, you could ask the applicant about his experience on doing gaited horses.


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Those farrier-applicants who are tending to be too know-it-all should be screened out because based on the experiences of other horse owners, such farriers won’t be helpful in maintaining the over all health of the horse. Such farriers would also

Cape Conran and Buchan Caves are available for $150 per night with all Wilderness Retreats requiring a two night minimum. For bookings or further information visit www.wildernessretreats.





When Sam and Jane, their two young children and new baby, arrived in Port Phillip District in 1850, they came to a settlement which was only 15 years old and still part of NSW. Many early settlers, including John Batman, who in 1845 persuaded the local Aboriginal people to ‘sell’ him 600,000 acres of land around Port Phillip, had come over from Tasmania. Others such as the Richardsons, were immigrants directly from the ‘old country’. While many came as assisted immigrants, available evidence suggests the Richardsons paid their own passage. Geelong on Corio Bay developed separately from Melbourne and soon became a thriving port en-route to the goldfields. It was here at Chilwell that the Richardsons were living when their next two children Alan (b 1852) and Eva (b 1855) were born. Sam worked as a carpenter and turner, an excellent trade to have in a new and quickly developing colony.

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disregard suggestions and comments from horse owners, which would be a source of a gap between the two.

and acquaintances. Asking your local veterinarian about good farriers would also be helpful.

Overall, when hiring a farrier, you, the horse owner, could seek advice and recommendations from friends

Decide well and be inquisitive enough so you will get to hire the deserving and trustworthy farrier for your horse.

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Port Franklin … then and now Under the ‘Strategic Management Plan’ for the Corner Inlet Chapter 1 … The Beginnings Named Bowen ... then Port Franklin The name ‘Bowen’ evolved in 1873 when the then Governor of Victoria George Ferguson Bowen proclaimed the following in the Victorian Government Gazette dated 2 May 1873. Whereas by The Land Act 1869, it is amongst other things enacted, that the Governor may from time to time by a notice in the Government Gazette proclaim as a street or a road or as a town or village any portion or portions of Crown Lands, and in the lands in such town or village shall be sold by auction in the manner therein provided for the sale of Crown Lands by public auction, and the lands upon which such street or road shall have been proclaimed shall be and be deemed to be thence forward dedicated to the public. Now therefore I, the Administrator of the Government of Victoria with the advice of the Executive Council, do by this notice proclaim as a town the portion of Crown Lands herein after described, viz :‘Town of Bowen – County of Buln Buln at Corner Inlet‘ Commencing on the right bank of the River Franklin, at the point where the east side of the road, one chain fifty links wide, which forms the east boundary of the land licensed to John Amey abuts thereon: thence by that road bearing south ten chains; thence by the road, one chain fifty links wide, which forms the south boundary of that land bearing west twenty-one chains fifty links; thence by lines bearing respectively south fifty-five chains, east ninety-nine chains twenty links,north sixty-six chains, and west forty-eight chains, more or less to the right of the aforesaid river; and thence up that river to a point of commencement, as shown on the plan deposited at the Crown Lands Office, Melbourne.

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Bunurong Coast Education (BCE) is based at the Over the 2010/2012 Summer holiday period BCE Bunurong Environment Centre, Inverloch. The main is pleased to be working in partnership with DSE/ The SGCS auspices the Inverloch 4 a pmseries and during school that holidays The ofSouth Conservation Coastcare to deliver of activities focus& aim BCE Gippsland is to deliver environmental education public holidays open each day. Special Society was founded in 1976 and is Shell Museum which is owned by the programs and information to visiting schools, on the marine biology and geology of the local area. a not-for-profit organisation based Bass Coast Shire This shell museum Groups & Tours, by appointment. community members and holiday makers in the area. These activities are available free-of-charge to locals in Inverloch, Victoria, Australia. The contains one of the world’s best displays Please Call (03) 5674.3738 during and visitors to the area and run from the 2nd to the Society aims to promote and preserve of shells with over 6,000 specimens on office hours. ASouth visit Gippsland’s to South Gippsland’s coastal areas provides 22nd January 2012. Bookings can be made at the Website natural resources display including many local varieties. an experience for tourists, Bunurongreviewed Environment Centre on 56743738. andideal to learning encourage conservation The community collection is constantly members andover families. area has a diverse and updated by local members of the education. For 30 years The the SGCS range of ecosystems as mangroves, estuaries, BCE has also established new partnerships this Society of Australia. has successfully appliedsuch for grants to Malacological create walking tracks and boardwalks, mudflats and rock platforms and unique geological and year with RACV Inverloch and the Big 4 Tourist Park revegetate areassites. of public land, and The SGCS offers Inverloch a great range whereof the BCE Education Officers will be paleontological publish books, maps, posters and environmental education programs running activities related to rock pooling, night walks, pamphlets. Coast Education. mangroves and land care for visitors staying The Bunurong gift and book shop isthrough based Bunurong at the dinosaurs, These programs for schools, families at these tourist venues during December and January. Centre and contains a wide variety of resources for The SGCS manages the Bunurong and visitors are conducted by visitors interested in finding out more about this Environment Centre Gift and Book experienced Education Officers at the Further information on Bunurong Coast Education is unique Thehas Centre alsorange housesBunurong an education shop. This a huge Environment Centre and on the room whererelated visitors can view a dinosaur based of books to conservation, in display the field during available school terms andwebsite on the richflora findings of thelocal annual dinosaur digperiods. carried holiday Australian and fauna, history andalong organic The shopto the Centre can The Bunurong Environment Centre is located at the out the gardening. Bass Coast. Visitor and Bld. and the Esplanade, Inverloch also view stocks quality children’s corner ofBld Ramsay also videos on gifts, local issues and Location: participate inCnr a Ramsay Esplanade, Inverloch books, toys, games, puzzles, fair trade range of hands- on environmental activities. and is open every day during the school holidays products and aboriginal craft.

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The proclamation was signed by G. F. Bowen on 28 April 1873 in Melbourne. Bowen becomes Port Franklin The first post office was established in 1902 and operated under the name of Bowen until 29 September 1910, when it was changed to Port Franklin as a result of requests by the then Postmaster General’s Department, who had experienced years of confusion due to mail continually being misdirected to Bowen in Queensland and vice versa. As the Franklin River had already been named, and the little port was located on Under the ‘Strategic Management Plan’ for the Corner Inlet that river, it seemed logical to simply change the name to Port Franklin. Many of the older generation of fishermen have passed on and their houses have long been sold, several to people From then on the name of Port Franklin gradually replaced from outside the district who have purchased the residences Bowen. However, it was not until June 1953 that the town was for holiday use or rental. Others have shifted away to larger officially gazetted as Port Franklin in a Proclamation in the towns with better public facilities and shopping centres. Victorian Government Gazette dated 17 June 1953, which read ‘Town of Bowen Altered to Township of Port Franklin’. Gone are the days when the sound of the boat engines The Proclamation was signed by the then Governor of Victoria propelling the wooden craft, one after the other, down the river Sir Dallas Brooks, and the Commissioner of Crown Lands and and out on to the inlet was part of daily life in Port Franklin. Survey, R.W. Holt. Gone also are the men who fished in the wooden boats and the tales they told of their life out on the ‘briny’.

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In recent times Toora has become a haven for artists and antiques / collectables and now has a fantastic range of interesting and quirky shops and cafes to entice a tourist to stop and explore. Things to see: Wind Farm Toora has a new wind farm which has become something of a tourist attraction. Those who wish merely to have a look at the turbines and towers can do so from the public car park or the viewing area atop Silcock’s Hill. The twelve turbines, manufactured in Denmark, provide a total output of 21 megawatts sufficient to power 6600 homes, thereby cutting greenhouse emissions by 48 000 tonnes per year. The towers, manufactured in Bendigo, are 67 metres in height, weigh 117 tonnes and are each set in 600 tonnes of reinforced concrete. The blades of the rotor are 33 metres in length, made of reinforced plastic and carbon fibre, incorporate sensors to read the wind speed and direction and thereby feed the information into a computerised system. They also possess a yaw mechanism to turn the rotors in the direction of the wind. Toora Heritage Trail Toora has highlighted ten of the town’s older buildings, each of which has an information board relating to that building’s history, complete with period photograph. A detailed brochure is being prepared to guide interested parties along the route. The ten buildings are ‘Allthrea’ at 17 Harriett St (1905), the Toora Private Hospital at 22 Harriett St, the police station and residence (1891), the Royal Standard Hotel at the corner of Victoria and Stanley Sts (1889), the former Bank of Victoria building at 35 Stanley St (1906), the former G r e a t Southern C o Operative (1904) at Stanley and Gray St, the former Union Bank building (1907) at 34 Stanley St, the Toora post office and residence (1915) at 13 Stanley St, the Old Toora Private Hospital (1914) at 16 Welshpool st and St Thomas’ Church of England (1892-1910) at 7 Dutton St. Toora Village Creative Arts Centre Situated within the old Bonlac store, in Jetty Rd, the arts centre is a conduit for the works of local artists involved in making musical instruments, weaving, woodturning, sculpture, pottery and plaques, tel: (03) 5686 2212.

Franklin River Reserve A couple of minutes drive from the town of Toora is a picnic spot beside the Franklin River with facilities and a water hole with a swinging rope. Heritage Pear Orchard At the corner of Mills and Gray Sts is the Heritage Pear Orchard where horticulturists are growing varieties of pear propagated by Australia’s early European settlers. Fishing at Corner Inlet Anglers can access the fish of Corner Inlet via an alltides boat-launching area with two concrete ramps, floating dock and wide turning area for trailers. To access the ramp turn left at the pub then right at the next crossroads, following Jetty Rd. Bait, tackle and licenses are available seven days a week from Wal’s Boat Shop in Toora’s main street or from the Mobil Service Station on the highway. Scenic Lookouts In addition to swimming (Toora has an indoor heated pool), fishing and boating, Toora offers the visitor some truly impressive scenery. A few kilometres to the south is Corner Inlet. To the north lie Mt Best and Mt Fatigue. The panoramic views from the latter take in the Strzelecki Mountains to the north, Wilsons Promontory to the south and, if the weather is good, Phillip Island to the west. Agnes Falls and Agnes Falls Reserve

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Agnes Falls also lies to the north. The route is well-signposted. Just follow the South Gippsland Highway east and turn off at Woorarra East Road. Agnes Falls are one of the highest waterfalls in Victoria. At the Agnes Falls Reserve the river plunges 60 m into the gorge. The damming of the river above the falls has ensured a regular water supply to Welshpool and other local towns. Walking tracks, picnic and barbecue facilities are available at the Agnes Falls Reserve. The best way to experience the beautiful countryside is to return to Toora via Welshpool. Port Franklin To the south-west, along a road which runs south off the highway, is the district’s original fishing village, Port Franklin, which is a pleasant side-trip with nothing in particular to offer the visitor, other than its own pleasant self.


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The Neerim District Country Show has been a successful agricultural and horticultural show and the enjoyment of the local community and visitors for nearly 100 years. The Show is a major festival for the Neerim District and provides many activities for the local community and its visitors to the district to enjoy. These activities include live country music, Stunt motorbike show, Picco the clown, Victorian Title wood chopping events, VASA dog High Jump , Major steam engine and vintage car& truck displays, beaut utes, 2 ring circus & showjumping, local farm produce exhibits, show personalities, carnival Rides , show bags, kids pavilion with face painting & pot a plant, trade stalls and much more.

focused, the Show provides a great opportunity for them to demonstrate their skills in a friendly environment. Encouragement is given for the community to display their skills in various exhibitions such as garden and farm produce, floral presentations, art and craft, needlework etc in a friendly environment. School children are encouraged to present individual art drawings for show and to participate in the show personality event that is part of the festival. These junior programs help in developing their confidence and communication skills in front of an audience. The show also allows local community groups such as

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Antiques collectables oldwares & modern day items. We hope we have something to please our customers. Clocks are a specialty we have grandfathers to a small alarm Clock’s English china & more Art, Furniture, Bird cages, Glassware, Old Bottles & crystal. To name but a few. Why not call in on your travels and browse & meet Gino 37 Main st Garfield Vic 3814 56292028 Shop 0412 978 455 Margie 0428400 079 Colin

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Alpine village Dinner Plain is set to host the Hotham Challenge Ride, a 3 day cycling festival now in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth year from 10-12 March 2012 (Labour Day long weekend). The Hotham Challenge Ride introduces new and exciting riding opportunities in a personalised, fully supported event where road cyclists can push the limits as they ascend and descend the Great Alpine Road, tackling grades of up to 18%. New in 2012, riders can take the ultimate test of endurance with the proposed new Mount Buffalo return ride leg. A Ridewiser coaching clinic and mechanical workshop will equip riders with valuable tips needed for alpine cycling. The picturesque surroundings of the Great Alpine Road paired with natural Australian flora and a cool climate ensures the ideal cycling atmosphere. The program also includes a welcome dinner on the Saturday night and a social ride to the Omeo region on the Monday followed by a long lunch. The event is strictly capped at 120 riders so visit to register your interest. The festival is the perfect way to experience Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s majestic High Country over a long weekend with cycling, food, wine, friends and family.

the Green Season New In 2012 – The Baw Baw Boulders Walk Baw Baw National Park is an iconic Gippsland destination and is just two and a half hours drive from Melbourne. The National Park forms the southern boundary of the Australian Alps and its spectacular scenery is waiting to be explored. The ‘Boulders Walk’ commences at Mt Baw Baw Village and meanders through the Baw Baw National park to the iconic Mushroom Rocks and finishes at Mt Erica car park. The unique alpine and sub-alpine terrain is characterised by twisted snow gums, giant granite boulders, fern scattered valleys, towering mountain ash and alpine meadows. Stunning wildflowers come into bloom during the warmer months and scatter the alpine plains. Spectacular views across the Alps and Gippsland can be enjoyed from a number of lookouts along the journey. The summits of Mt Baw Baw, Mt St Phillack, Talbot Peak and Mt Erica will be visited en route however the highlight of the day is of course the iconic Mushroom

Rocks. Nestled on the southern face of Mt Erica, the magnificent formation of granite boulders is aweinspiring and will take your breath away. The six hour walk is challenging at times and requires a reasonable level of fitness. Groups will be accompanied by an experienced guide with extensive knowledge about the local flora, fauna, history and the natural environment. Our guides have extensive first aid training and have the skills required to cope with medical emergencies. A vehicle will be waiting at the Mt Erica car park to transport you back to Mt Baw Baw. On return to Mt Baw Baw you will have the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned spa in the beautiful Rock Spa Pool before enjoying a delicious Celebratory Dinner with the group at Village Central Restaurant. The $250p/p package includes meals, accommodation, guide, transport and a session in the Rock Spa Pool and is available from November to Easter.

GREAT WALHALLA ALPINE TRAIL The Great Walhalla Alpine Trail takes a sneak peak at the first 40km of the 680km Australian Alps Walking Track on a fully guided and catered walk over two days from Mt Baw Baw to Walhalla Historic Township. With stunning snow gums, tall Mountain Ash forest, wild rivers, ancient myrtle beech and spectacular fern glades, this walk will challenge you but provide a massive sense of achievement upon completion.

Location: Mt Baw Baw - Walhalla Distance: 40km one way Walk: two days / three nights Grade: Level 4 - Bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited. Walks may be more than 20km. Fully guided walk: tours depart Sundays, October-April.

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