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OCTOBER 2010 | Issue 3

2010

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OCTOBER IS THE MONTH OF MANY FIRSTS FOR LOCAL TALK MAGAZINE!

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ow fast is this year flying by? We are now into the last quarter of the year…with no sign of things slowing down. October is jam packed with great things to do, fantastic competitions to enter and wonderful tips for getting fit and healthy ready for the warmer months. We have been busy working on a re-design of the magazine this month. Let us know what you think of the new look. The issues keep growing- we have now hit 48 pages! But we are always looking for interesting contentso if you know of a news story, or an upcoming event in Broken Hill be sure to keep us in the loop. We have also introduced two new columns this month (page 44)- Beauty Talk (supplied by Kate Pryor) and Health Talk (supplied by Jason Harvey). We are excited to have these contributions and hope you enjoy the content. We would also like to draw your attention to the Hype FM/Local Talk promotion (pages 12-13). This is a first for us- teaming up with Hype FM to create an awesome competition with the winners choosing their own prize! Be sure to get your entries in early- you don’t want to miss out on being a part of this one! Another first for us this month- we conducted our first fashion shoot to provide you with a glimpse of Race Day Fashions for the upcoming races (pages 20-23). It was an enjoyable experience for all involved- and we would like to thank our lovely (and patient) models for their participation. It is certainly something we will look at repeating in the future. Once again, let us know what you think! So that’s about it from us for now. Make sure you head to our website to check out video interviews, and keep updated with all of the latest LOCAL TALK gossip by joining our facebook group. Until next time… JOSH & KRISTIL COWDREY

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Community Talk

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Race Day Fashions

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2010 Commonwealth Games

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Local Spotlight: Lee Hermansson

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Business Talk

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Yo Momma In The Kitchen

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Career Talk: A Job With The Lot

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Stay Local: Red Earth Motel

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Explore Local: Mad Max Museum

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Sport & Fitness Talk

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Health & Beauty Talk

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Blast From The Past: June Bronhill

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AR D N E L A C Y T I N U M M O LOCAL TALK C 1st NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY See page 11 for details or visit www. walk.com.au for more information. 1st FREE MENTAL HEALTH FAMILY & CARERS MORNING TEA Held at the Caledonian, Cnr Chloride & Mica Streets. 10:30 to 12 noon. No RSVP necessary. For more information contact Sophe on 8080 1525 or Tanya on 0428 965 310. 5th TOUR DE KANGAROO See page 6 for details. 7th ENTRIES CLOSE FOR ROSE COMP Contact Bob on 8087 5204 or Ruth 8087 5041. 8th END SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Visit www.schools.nsw.edu.au for more details regarding school term dates. 9th BROKEN HILL COMMUNITY MARKETS 200 Beryl Street from 9am. Fresh fruit and veggies, gourmet meats, jams, pickles, cakes, biscuits, toys, clothes, paintings, folk art etc. Phone David on 8087 8903 for more information. 11th JUDGING FOR ROSE COMP Contact Bob on 8087 5204 or Ruth 8087 5041. 16th NANUA RACE DAY See page 8 for details. 16th LA GLEE TOUR FUNDRAISER See page 31 for details. 16th MENTAL HEALTH MOVIE EVENT See page 10 for details.

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18th FREE MENTAL HEALTH FAMILY & CARERS LUNCHEON Lunch will be followed by a Mindfulness Talk by psychologist Nicole Johnson. Bookings essential to Sophie 8080 1525 or Tanya 0428 965 310 by 12th October. 22nd EMERGENCY SERVICES BALL See advertisement below for details. 23rd SILVER CITY CUP See page 7 for details. 30th & 31st MIND BODY SPIRIT FAIR See page 6 for details. 31st HALLOWEEN See page 5 for article. 3rd - 14th 2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES See page 24 for more information. 27th PROMS CONCERT See page 8 for more information. 21st NAVIGATING TEENAGE DEPRESSION Free community education seminar and night of live music. See page 9 for details. 22nd BUILDING PERSONAL RESILIENCE Free community education workshop. See page 9 for details. 17th - 23rd MENTAL HEALTH CARERS WEEK Theme for the carers week is “Anyone, anytime can become a carer”. Contact Sophie on 8080 1535 or Tanya 0428 965 310 for more information.

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25th - 26th MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID University Department of Rural Health 10am - 4pm. Contact Sophie on 8080 1535 or Tanya 0428 965 310 to register by 17th September. Mondays BROKEN HILL PHILHARMONIC CHOIR Every Monday evening, 7:30 pm, Choir Rooms (corner of Sulphide and Crystal Streets). Phone June on (08) 8087 4004 for more information. Tuesdays BROKEN HILL CIVIC ORCHESTRA Every Tuesday evening, 7:30 pm, B.I.U Band Hall (Beryl Street). Phone Peter on (08) 8088 4840 for more information. Tuesdays & Thursdays DRAMA CLUB Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm, at Theatre 44 (Wills Street). Phone Katrina on (08) 8087 8948. Wednesdays & Sundays BROKEN HILL MIXED INDOOR BOWLS Social Bowls at the Musicians Club at 7:30pm. Thursdays BARRIER INDUSTRIAL UNIONS BAND Every Thursday evening, 7:30 pm, B.I.U Band Hall (Beryl Street). Phone Ross on (08) 8087 9887 for more information. Sundays SOUTH COMMUNITY MARKETS Held every Sunday from 8am to 12pm. Contact Ken on 0450 238 466 for more information.


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O C T O B E R IS HALLOWEEN DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE- FIRE BURN AND CAULDRON BUBBLE. ALL YE GHOSTS AND GHOULS UNITE- FOR THIS IS OUR TIME, THIS FRIGHTFUL NIGHT.

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ctober 31st is Halloween 2010. And what will you be doing this Halloween? Trick or treating? Hosting a Halloween party? Carving a Jacko-lantern? Watching horror films? It is true that the Halloween craze in Australia is nowhere near the phenomenon it has become in America, but it is a chance to dress up, have fun and ignite your inner demon. The Halloween festival has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian Celebration of All Saints Day, although today it is largely a secular celebration. The word Halloween dates back to the 16th Century and represents a Scottish variant of All Hallows Eve, that is, the night before All Hallows Day (also known as All Saints Day). It is said that due to the celebration of Saints, known and unknown, that takes place on All

Hallows Day, All Hallows Eve was a time for the not-so-saintly souls to roam free and take their penance. Symbols and customs associated with Halloween have formed over time, encompassing customs of medieval holy days as well as contemporary cultures. Traditions of carving pumpkins, trick or treating and guising, and wearing costumes have been evolving since the early days of the celebration. Traditionally costumes for Halloween have been witches, ghosts, goblins, monsters, skeletons, devils and the like. These were originally chosen to ward off the demons that roam on All Hallows Eve. There are several games traditionally associated with Halloween parties. One common game is dunking or apple bobbing, in which apples float in a tub or a large basin of water and the participants must use their teeth to remove an apple from the basin. Another common game involves hanging syrup-coated scones or doughnuts by strings and eating them without using hands while they remain attached to the string. These games are not symbolistic- they are purely for fun. And it becomes extremely amusing not just for the participants, but for the people observing the game as well.

Some games traditionally played at Halloween are forms of divination. A traditional Scottish form of divining one’s future spouse is to carve an apple in one long strip, then toss the peel over ones shoulder. The peel is believed to land in the shape of the first letter of the future spouses name. Unmarried women were told that if they sat in a darkened room and gazed into a mirror on Halloween night, the face of their future husband would appear in the mirror. However, if they were destined to die before marriage, a skull would appear. The telling of ghost stories and viewing of horror films are common fixtures of Halloween parties. Episodes of television series and Halloweenthemed specials are commonly seen on or before the actual holiday, while new horror films are often released before the holiday to take advantage of the atmosphere. So, there are many ways to spend your Halloween…whether you are into hosting parties, watching horror, trick or treating with the kids, or gathering the family together for ghost stories or pumpkin carving- take the chance to step out of your normal routine and embrace a night of dress ups, games and superstitious fun! LT

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ear up for a fun weekend full of arts, crafts, candles, crystals and live entertainment as the first ever local Mind, Body and Spirit Fair is held in Broken Hill. The weekend promises to be jam packed and fun filled with something to interest everyone. There will be exhibits of painting, natural soy candles, feng shui, tea leaf reading, rekei, crystals, opals, jewellery, reflexology, lead lighting, giftware, sharmanic prints and much more. There will be opportunities to see rune readers, clairvoyants and spiritualist mediums in action, as well as therapeutic massage, mediumship readings and energy channelling. The fair is being organised by the ladies at MOTIKA (pictured), who are all very excited and enthusiastic to ensure the success of the venture.

M IN D , B O D Y & SPIRIT FAIR Their idea is to create an outlet for local people to exhibit their talents in art, craft and spiritualistic mediums. And an impressive list of exhibitors have already been signed up. The well known talents of Dianne Remmert, Noleen Hywood, Leonie Faye and Robyn Nelson are just a few that will be on display at the fair. On top of the exhibits there will also be catering available, a kids activities and gifts area (so parents can freely browse the exhibits) and live entertainment by local dance troupe Synergy. The fair is being held on Saturday the 30th of October (9 am-7 pm) and Sunday 31st of October (9 am-5:30 pm), at the George Atkins Pavilion situated at the Memorial Oval. And it is proving to be an excellent venue choice. It is air-conditioned, well secured, it has inside toilets,

and pram and wheelchair access to accommodate all who attend the fair. And the entry fee is by donation- so you decide how much it costs you to get in! And if you have a spiritual gift, or have a flair for art or craft, there are still some sites available for people wishing to exhibit their creations. Contact the girls at Motika (80871940) during business hours to organise your site. Powered sites are available and you will have easy access to the venue for set-up and pack-up. So whether you are interested in the spiritual aspects, or just love browsing through home-made arts and crafts, head to the first Silver City Mind, Body and Spirit Fair and help support the talented people of our community who will be showcasing their creations and gifts. LT

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istoric Cities, Fine Dining, Cultural Highlights, Stimulating Nightlife, Exotic Locations & Cultures. They are the things you will not find when embarking upon the iconic Australian adventure ‘Tour de Kangaroo’. What the participants do encounter are historic towns and villages of the Australian Outback, good country tucker, fantastic hospitality, outstanding and picturesque locations, and a memorable and fun time. The tour is a charity event- an outback rally that starts in Melbourne and finishes in Mount Panorama. This year the tour will pass through Broken Hill, stopping in Silverton on October 5th. The rally raises money for the Learning & Life Centre- a collaborative foundation set up by the North Melbourne Football Club, The Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation- and local charities along the way.

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During the stopover at Silverton on 5th October, there will be an auction of artwork from Howard Steer and Robert Groves. The artworks have been donated by the artists and proceeds from the auction will be split between the Broken Hill Autistic Centre and the Learning and Life Centre. Celebrities taking part in the tour this year include Mike Brady (Singer) and Allen Aylett (ex-North Melbourne player, club president and ex-president of the VFL/AFL). Organisers of the tour would like to shout out a big thank you to Ken & Carol Holden for doing the catering for the Silverton stop and obtaining the donated artworks and Peter Price at the Silverton Hotel for hosting the tour participants. They would also like to encourage Broken Hill residents to head out to Silverton for the auction- test out your bidding skills. You may just grab yourself a bargain! And its all for a good cause. LT


There will be plenty to keep you occupied- even if you are not an avid racing fan. There will of course be childrens activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained- including pony rides and a fun bouncer, as well as the highly contested fashion stakes. This year will once again see prizes awarded for most elegant silver lady, trendiest chick, most stylish hat and a male category for country casual. There will also be opportunities to meet and gret with Luke Mitchell (who plays Romeo on Home & Away) and Angus McLaren (who appears as Nathan in Packed to the Rafters). The Silver City Cup Committee will also be holding an art disposal, with the winners to be drawn on October 28th. First prize is an Original John Dynon Dunny Seat, second prize is an original painting by Pat Coffey and third prize is a framed print by Julie Hart. The tickets for the disposal are $1 each or $20 for a book. So get some friends together and plan to attend the races this October. And don’t let Broken Hill October weather deter you- there will be plenty of opportunities to stay cool and enjoy being out and about. For more information about the races phone Marg Andrews on (08) 80883771 or 041785922, or email mandrews@hotkey.net.au

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he Silver City Cup will be the social event on the Broken Hill calendar in October. There are so many reasons to attend the races this year. Before you even make it to the race course you will have endured the fun of dressing up, getting hair done, and gathering friends together for a day filled with good company. And once you arrive there will be the race program (which promises to deliver in the action stakes), the fashions, the guest personalities from Home & Away and Packed to the Rafters, the art disposal, childrens activities, great food- the list goes on. In fact, it is hard to think of a reason NOT to attend the Silver City Cup. The races will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, at the Racecourse. The event has been described as a quality racing event, combining gourmet bush hospitality in a unique desert oasis with the intimacy and ambience of a country race day. There will be a six race program and a feature race- the Silver City Cup. And there are various admission packages you can choose from- a casual admission on the day, the Cup Marquee package (including air conditioned marquee, catering, bar facilities, television and more), Picnic Site (including prime viewing spot, table & chairs, umbrella and eskie with ice), or group admission packages.

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A NIGHT OF MUSICAL SPLENDOUR PRESENTED BY BROKEN HILL’S FINEST MUSICIANS.

PROMS CONCERT

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raditionally the Proms is an eight-week summer season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events held annually, predominantly in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Founded in 1895, each season currently consists of over 70 concerts in the Albert Hall, a series of chamber concerts at Cadogan Hall, additional Proms in the Park events across the United Kingdom on the last night, and associated childrens and educational festivities. The Proms has been described as “the world’s largest and most democratic musical festival”. It involves a number of performances by musical and choral ensembles, as well as soloists and special guest appearances. Although the Proms concert series was originally performed in London, many places around the world have adapted the idea of this musical experience- including Broken Hill. Although probably not as grand as the concert series in the Royal Albert Hall, local audiences will indeed witness a magical musical experience as the Broken Hill Civic Orchestra, Barrier Industrial Unions Band and the Philharmonic Choir collaborate to present the 14th annual Broken Hill

Proms Concert. The 2010 Broken Hill Proms Concert 2010 will be held on Wednesday 27th October, at 7:30 pm, at the Broken Hill Entertainment Center. The Proms committee is grateful to the Broken Hill City Council for their support in the use of the venue. Originally, the term ‘Prom’ was short for promenade concert. It referred to the original practice of audience members promenading, or strolling, in some areas of the concert hall during the concert. Later, it was used to refer to sections of the audience which would stand to watch the performance for a reduced ticketing price. But that will not be the case at the Broken Hill Proms. Audience members will be seated in comfort as they sit back and relax for a night of enjoyable performances. Organisers for this years concert have been hard at work throughout the year to make sure the events of the evening will run smoothly. They are promising that this years Proms will be one of the best yet. And how could it not be? The breaking news is that one of the guest artists for this years concert will be the Morgan Street Public School

Senior Choir (winners of the Primary School Choirs section in the recent Eisteddfod). The choir consists of a number of students from the school, directed by Sanny Dougherty and accompanied by Marilyn Harris. The choir always gives a superb performance and their attendance at the Proms concert will surely add to the splendor of the event. The second guest artist is a young lady who is an undeniably talented vocalist. Anna Canillas recently won the Open Pop Stars event at the Eisteddfod, and is rapidly becoming known around town for her amazing performances, and it will be a pleasure to see her perform as part of the Proms. So head out to the Proms and help support the future of music within the Broken Hill community. The entry cost for this years Proms is a $5 minimum donation. As is tradition with the Broken Hill Proms Concert, proceeds will be donated to charity. This year the funds will be given to the Friends of Luekemia foundation. So dig deep for your donation- the concert will be well worth your money! LT

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ead to the Kimberley Station Racecourse on October 16th for an action packed, fun filled race day out! The Kimberley Racecourse is situated 140 Kms south of Broken Hill, and the Nanua Race Committee promise that the events of the day will be worth the trip. For the early risers the racing begins at 9:30 am. And the events of the day are not just of the four-legged kind. There will also be childrens foot races and novelty events, yabby races and whipcracking. If you are a fan of novelty events you can always take part in the lemon races, musical chairs or balloon races. You are required

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to be a member of the club to enter the events- but club membership is only $5. Admission to the races costs $10, and includes gate prize, hot shower facilities and live band. The bar will be open on the Friday night from 8 pm til 10 pm, with a Hawaiian dress up theme for a night of tropical fun. It will also be open from 10 am on the race day. There will be full food catering on the day, and all proceeds will be in aid of local charities. For more information head to www.nanua.net or contact Chris (08) 80911624 or Suzanne (08) 80911506. LT


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avigating Teenage Depression and Building Personal Resilience will be the focus of two important community education events in Broken Hill in October. The Black Dog Institute has teamed up with the Family and Carer Mental Health Program, to organise these free events in Broken Hill. Chris Rule, the Rural Initiatives Project Manager for the Black Dog Institute, said the Institute was thrilled to be working with such an important service as the Family and Carer Mental Health Program, a service that supports carers, families and friends who care for someone with a mental illness. Chris said the Institute had been involved in delivering several similar events across rural NSW in 2010, receiving a great deal of support from the community. Free Community Education Seminar and night of live music

NAVIGATING TEENAGE

DEPRESSION WHERE: Musicians Club, Broken Hill (Crystal St) WHEN: Thursday 21 October 2010. 6.30pm - 8.30pm RSVP: 16 October 2010. Light refreshments provided

Free Community Education Workshop

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WHERE: Auditorium, Broken Hill Uni. Dept. of Rural Health WHEN: Friday 22 October 2010. 10.00am - 12.00pm RSVP: 16 October 2010. Light refreshments provided

To register your attendance, email: f.mortimer@blackdog.org.au or call Sophie: 8080 1525 or Tanya 0428 965 310 For more information, contact: Chris Rule, Black Dog Institute, Project Manager - Rural Initiatives, on 02 9382 8203 or at c.rule@blackdog.org.au Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

Navigating Teenage Depression is a community education program designed by the Black Dog Institute to provide accurate information about mood disorders in the context of adolescence, increase awareness and encourage early help seeking. “We know that around 75% of all mental health problems emerge in adolescence, so it’s vital that people receive accurate information on how to recognise early warning signs and when to seek help. We understand that it can often be difficult for parents to identify between adolescent angst and emerging symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder, so we hope this Seminar answers some of those concerns” said Chris. This free seminar will be delivered at the Musicians Club in Broken Hill on Thursday 21 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, and will include light refreshments and live music. The second of these free community education events is the ‘Building Personal Resilience’ community education workshop that will be delivered at Broken Hill University on Friday 22 October, 10.00am – 12.00pm. Resilience, said Chris, is an innate human skill that influences how we deal with life and is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity. “Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary, and people commonly demonstrate resilience everyday by displaying an innate capacity to flourish and thrive from adverse experiences. Furthermore, research has shown us that resilience can be learned and developed regardless of intelligence”, said Chris. Delivered by experts from the Black Dog Institute, this workshop includes several activities designed to help participants enhance their own personal resilience to life’s challenges. The keynote presenter at both events will be Dr Tessa Cléradin from the Black Dog Institute. Tessa recently completed a PhD on how people cope following a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Tessa also edited the book Journeys with the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel which won a Highly Commended HREOC Award in 2007. To register your attendance or for either of these events, contact: Sophie 8080 1525 or Tanya 0428 965 310. For more information, contact: Chris Rule, Black Dog Institute, Project Manager - Rural Initiatives, on 02 9382 8203 or at c.rule@blackdog.org.au

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FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION EVENTS FOR BROKEN HILL: NAVIGATING TEENAGE DEPRESSION AND BUILDING PERSONAL RESILIENCE


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MENTAL HEALTH MONTH WORDS BY LOUISE TURNER GREATER WESTERN AREA HEALTH SERVICE

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ctober is Mental Health month in Broken Hill. This year our focus is on “Good friends help us bounce back”, promoting the importance of building and maintaining good friendships in the building of our resilience. One of the best ways to deal with a tough time is to draw on the support of other people who can listen and validate our feelings. Tackling problems with others is a resourceful way to lessen our load. Often it takes several friends who can provide different kinds of support to help us bounce back. Friendships that create love and trust, provide role models, and offer encouragement, reassurance and hope are all important in resilience building. One in five people will experience some form of Mental illness in any one year. So, we can assume nearly everybody will come in contact with mental illness over their lifetime. It’s important for all of us to learn about mental health so we can help our friends who might be struggling with

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their mental health and to look after ourselves. The best thing we can do is learn how we can help prevent mental illness. We can do things to increase our mental and emotional health or “resilience”, just like we do things that increase our physical “fitness”. The Broken Hill Mental Health Interagency are putting on some events to help maximise our health potential, enhance the coping capacity of our community, families, individuals, and increase our mental health literacy. Men’s group is an award winning film about contemporary ‘men's businesses’ that is being screened for the whole community in the 16th of October. This social event will also include a discussion hosted by the producer and co-writer, John L. Simpson. Come along and show your support for this worthwhile cause. Tickets ($5) are available from Silver City Cinema, Bells Milk Bar, Shannon Electrics or Broken Hill Music Centre. Men’s Group is the story of six very different men; Paul, Freddy,

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Cecil, Lucas, and Alex. They meet once a week at Paul’s home to talk. When they begin they are complete strangers. They soon discover that they have something in common, being male. As trust grows between them they gradually begin to share as they learn to listen to each other. They discover that they are not quite so alone in their fears as they had presumed. It takes a tragedy for the men to finally understand that they must take responsibilities for their own lives and those of their loved ones.

“My first reaction after I saw MEN’S GROUP was a deep feeling of awe at the depth and standard of performance in this country. Together they create a tremendous emotional journey.” Margret Pomeranz **** (four stars)


NATIONAL WALK TO WORK DAY Register your workplace and register yourself at walk.com.au

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new allied health program for speech pathology students from the University of Sydney is making a difference in Broken Hill. Allied Health academics from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Sydney University will be visiting the city to witness firsthand the impact the program is having now and for the future. 'We began by placing speech pathology students in primary schools, offering a quality training experience which allowed students to make a direct service contribution. Its success has driven expansion into other disciplines, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy” stated Deb Jones, Director of Primary Health Care. Whilst in Broken Hill, University of Sydney academics will visit local schools and the Menindee health service to get a better picture of allied health needs within the area. The University of Sydney Speech Pathology Clinical Education Program Manager, Elizabeth Bourne stated ‘the opportunity to witness the direct impact our students can have on a community is not one to be missed.’ Affirming the success, local principal, Paul Clarke commented ‘The program is fostering a greater understanding between health and school education and this is a great example of how services provided by both professions can be coordinated.’ ‘We are keen to continue this partnership, and welcome the proposed extension to other disciplines. Developed by the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Greater Western Area Health Service, the allied health program has contributed to the recent decline of paediatric speech pathology waiting lists.

IT’S FREE FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER 2010

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FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AND SUPPORTED BY ALL STATE, TERRITORY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND

DID YOU KNOW THAT WALKING TO WORK IMPROVES PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCES ABSENTEEISM?

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alking is a free, easy way to improve health and manage your weight. And while slimming the waistline, it also trims your carbon footprint. Walking to work has the added benefits of making you more alert and more productive at work and can help banish feelings of depression or anxiety. National Walk to Work Day is an annual event being held on Friday, 1 October 2010 involving workers and workplaces around the country. Now in its 8th year as a national initiative, Walk to Work Day helps workplaces to support their employees to include regular walking in their daily routine. Organisations are also being encouraged to register as a Walking Workplace. From HR Managers to CEO’s, business leaders who are looking for ways to support staff and improve productivity by encouraging regular exercise can register as a Walking Workplace. Once registered online, organisations will receive Walk to Work Day posters and e-newsletters with motivational tips for employees, and ideas on how their workplace can become more walking-friendly. They will also be formally recognised as a Walking Workplace with a certificate and their logo will appear on the official walk. com.au website. So give it a go! Walk to work on October 1st and help create a healthier community.

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Council recently hosted a Gala Reception at the Regional Art Gallery for 200 people to celebrate the Australian premiere of the film - Broken Hill - in the City and the launch of the national AusCivics Film Festivals which is the foundation for an education based on Australia’s constitution. Council worked in partnership with the Constitution Education Fund Australia (CEFA) and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to coordinate the event, which included lead actor Luke Arnold and executive producer Peter Rancie travelling to Broken Hill for the event. The AusCivics program encourages young people to get active in the democratic functions of the community following an analysis of AEC records showing 1.4 million eligible Australian voters were not enrolled. The AEC also identified the remarkable fact that over 50% of young Australians do not know, or do not care, that Australia is a democracy. “The national launch of the AusCivics program in Broken Hill marked a fantastic opportunity for the region’s young people to learn about the Australian way of life,” Mayor Cuy said. “The program urges all Australians to recognise the fragility of Democracy if we don’t become engaged and educated on the systems that allow us to sustain our privileged way of life,” Mayor Cuy said. AusCivics Film Festivals, will reach millions of Australians, particularly young Australians and emphasise the need for all Australians to become educated and engaged in the Australian Democracy.

PEOPLE POWER DRIVES BROKEN HILL’S SUCCESS Broken Hill’s Volunteer Community has been selected as a semi finalist in the 2010 NSW/ACT Regional Achievement & Community Awards Community of the Year category. Awards coordinator Kiri Lewis acknowledged the outstanding achievements and contribution that volunteers make to the community. “With just under 400 nominations received this year, your nomination and the quality of all the nominations received has reinforced the extraordinary commitment and dedication our people and groups in regional and rural NSW and the ACT are making towards their communities,” Ms Lewis said. The Sulphide Railway Museum is also in running for the Crown Reserve Trust Award. Today, there are more than 100 volunteer organisations in the City. More than 14.7 per cent (2939 people) of the population is involved in volunteering making an economic contribution to the community of a minimum of $15.3M.

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Within the local government sector in the past five years there has been no shortage of activity designed to promote the participation of women into executive and elected leadership roles. Despite this, the latest reviews have revealed that even against the backdrop of this activity there has been little improvement. The numbers speak clearly. Women still account for less than 30% of councillors, 20% of senior managers and only 5% of CEOs in local government. Broken Hill City Council continues to defy this trend with women making up 49% of the Council team. This is well above the National Local Government average of 43.6% (2006 census). To ensure equity in the workforce continues, Council has endorsed participation in the 50:50 Vision – Council’s for Gender Equity Program, designed to proactively promote a gender equity driven Council. The Council is currently working towards its bronze award. FIGURES Number of employees = 284 (229 equivalent full-time) 49% are women 2nd level management comprises of 47.62% female employees 8 women (57.14%) are line managers 3 women are elected councillors (33%).

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AUSTRALIA DAY AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2011 Do you know someone who has made an exceptional or outstanding contribution to the city of Broken Hill? Someone who makes you feel proud to be a member of the Broken Hill community? Broken Hill City Council is calling for nominations for the 2011 Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year Awards. Awards are an integral part of Australia Day. They recognise and honour outstanding achievements and excellence in our community. Nomination forms and award criteria are available from Council’s Customer Service Centre or can be downloaded from Council’s website www.brokenhill.nsw.gov.au Nominations close on Friday, November 19, 2010. A selection panel, consisting of Council representatives, selected previous awardees and a community representative, will be convened by Council to determine the 2011 Australia Day awardees. The Awards will be announced and presented on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at the Australia Day Ceremony. For information, please contact the General Manager’s Office on 08 8080 3390.

More than 200 people joined Council at the Community Markets recently to celebrate the annual grass and shrub giveaway. Council’s parks and gardens team chose a combination of plants that are drought and frost resistant and suited to the climatic conditions of Far west NSW. Information on the specific plants can be found at: www.broken hill.nsw.gov.au

Adopt a nature strip or footpath Council will pick up your weeds and cuttings for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The service is provided for residents who wish to improve the appearance of footpaths and nature strips bordering their property. Just leave the weeds in piles on the nature strip and give Council a ring to arrange pick up on 08 8080 3362.

MAJOR HAPPENINGS IN OUR CITY Film Studio Work continues on the conversion of the old CPS Power Station to a film studio. The final stages of the relocation of the high voltage power supply, cleaning of the internal walls is complete and sealing of the roof for B Station is well advanced. It is anticipated that the building can be ready to hand over in mid November. Aquatic Centre Stages 2 and 3 The initial design proposals for the redevelopment of the Regional Aquatic Centre have been reviewed and further evaluation of the available options to enclose the 25m pool are ongoing. It is likely that during the redevelopment amenities and facilities, such as the toddler pool may be closed to allow for construction – Council will keep the community updated as the project progresses. Sturt Park Pedestrian/Cycle Path The construction of the combined pedestrian/cycle path along the Sulphide Street frontage of the park is well advanced. A major portion of the concrete has been placed and the central driveway has been completed.

Council welcomes your feedback. You can contact the Customer Service Centre Team at 240 Blende St, or write to the General Manager at (PO Box 448) BROKEN HILL, NSW, 2880, ph (08) 8080 3300 or email at: council@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au


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ocals looking out for other locals. The true spirit of Broken Hill shines through in the actions of people such as the volunteers at Meals on Wheels (pictured). The Broken Hill branch of the organisation began on the 29th of August, 1959. Doris Taylor, who had initiated the Adelaide division of Meals on Wheels, came up to Broken Hill and saw a need for the program here. They first prepared meals in the old Youth Hall on Bagot Street, and later moved to the current premises on the corner of Bromide and Blende Streets.

The current organisation of volunteers manages to deliver lunch meals for approximately 50-60 people in Broken Hill. They arrive at Meals on Wheels at around 7:30 am and spend the morning preparing the meals, before delivering to residents. When the organisation began in Broken Hill it used to take 3 people to deliver the meals, all prepared in separate large stainless steel containers. These days, the team has moved towards prepackaged food, and this allows for easier preparation and delivery. As with many charitable

organisations, the Broken Hill Meals on Wheels team are constantly looking for additional volunteers- especially younger members of our community who may have some spare time and a kind heart. If you can help out in any way please contact Betty on 8087 5530 - the aswering machine is always on. We urge you to become involved. Let’s keep Meals on Wheels alive and happening in the Broken Hill community- one day it may be you who needs the service of these wonderful volunteers. LT

WORDWIDE LAUNCH OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPED BY LOCAL CITIZEN.

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oncord is a new and innovative software program developed by local man Michael Powell (pictured). It is a practical solution to a long standing computer problem. With the use of Concord, the computer user no longer needs to hunt through a desktop littered with icons to find the one he or she needs or navigate a maze of menus and folders to find files or access system information. It places your most used programs, folders, files, photos, videos and internet favourites right where you need them- literally at your finger tips. Michael has been working hard to develop the software and is pleased with the final result. He has created a gateway to a more efficient use of your computer so you can forget the frustrations of the past. The software suits the needs of all users- from home user, to small business and right through to companies with thousands of employees. The software will be launched online on October 12th 2010. The retail price will be $19.95. The software is available for download from the website www.scs-concord.com.au or as a hard copy (contact Michael for these). In addition, for the first 200 copies sold, $10 will be donated to the Leukemia Foundation in memory of Will Keurschner. It is exciting and reassuring to see a member of our local community infiltrating the technology world with his own software development. It is good for Broken Hill to have people like Michael as leading examples for others who have a passion to develop and create. For more information visit www.scs-concord.com.au or send Michael and email at sales@scs-concord.com.au. LT


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ere you born in the fifties, between 1st January 1950 and 31st December 1959? And are you wondering what others born in this decade are doing now? An exciting new website has been launched that may interest to you. The aim of the website is to develop an online community for anyone Born in the Fifties and to provide a useful resource of links to assist in many areas of life. It offers a place to comment on a number of topics like family, holidays, health, cars or memories and read the thoughts of others already posted. Popular pages such as The Walk Down Memory Lane, Memories of the Month, Favourite Music and Cars, Truck & Utes create an outlet for you to

reminisce and touch base with other people from this time. A free noticeboard is available for anyone to post details of an upcoming event from anywhere in Australia. So, what are you waiting for? Come along and visit the website www.borninthefifties.com.au. There is no membership required, no cost involved and it just offers a fun, easy to use website developed to bring people born in the fifties together from all over Australia. LT

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t’s amazing what difference a warm welcome can make. So wag your tail and bark your loudest and let your loved ones know how happy you are to have them home. And remember.... Life Is Like a Garden... Dig It!

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i. My name is Maighan and I am 8 years old. I love living in Broken Hill because my friends live here and that makes it a lot of fun. I really enjoy playing basketball, netball, going to athletics and dancing. I wish Broken Hill had a museum and a zoo because they are places I like to visit when I am away. I think living in an isolated community is challenging because we don’t always have opportunities to do things like people living in the cities. My favourite thing to do in Broken Hill is to eat out at the Broken Earth Cafe and my favourite place to go shopping is Just Jeans. I would love to trade places with the Queen of England, so I could order people around and have them do whatever I want. One day I would love to meet Taylor Swift because I really enjoy listening to her songs. When I grow up I want to be a vet because I really like animals.

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t was a one of those warm fuzzy moments recently when the Vehicles and SFX crew of the upcoming Mad Max 3 presented the Royal Flying Doctor Service with a donation cheque to the value of six and a half thousand dollars. The donation was the brainchild of Jerry, the SFX crew manager, who required the services of the RFDS 12 years ago when he was involved in a serious water-skiing accident. He cracked vertabrae in his back, amongst other serious injuries, and without the help of the RFDS would most likely have ended up a quadraplegic. Whenever he gets the chance, he rallies people together to donate to the RFDS.

The cheque was presented to Rachael from the RFDS, amidst cheers from the 60 odd crew members who provided the donation. The donation will be used to help maintain aircraft, which is an ongoing cost the RFDS incurs- and an action that is essential to the successful running of the RFDS. And apparently there is more to come- with the Vehicles amd SFX crew challenging the stunt division to match their donation next time the are in the Hill. The RFDS are extremely thankful for donations such as this. The generosity of people who donate is what keeps the Royal Flying Doctors in the skies. LT

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he Broken Hill Art Exchange Inc.’s long association with UNSW, College of Fine Arts has resulted in a new public artwork being installed at Sydney Olympic Park. The artwork by Dr Bonita Ely from the UNSW,COFA - Environmental Research Initiative (ERIA) titled ’Prototype’ was developed with support of the Australian Research Council and the Centre for Community, Broken Hill. The sculpture has been commissioned by the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and is due for installation in September 2010. ‘Thunderbolt’ is a 5.8 metre sculpture made from a recycled steel from a Broken Hill salvage yard. The sculpture was constructed by ‘Cat’ Watson in Broken Hill who worked from drawings and a miniature plastic model supplied by the artist. ‘Cat’ is a ‘jack of all trades’ with a wealth of experience in using a multitude of different heavy machinery and tools. Today he volunteers his time and experience to supporting volunteer

based community programs. The Centre for Community first commenced their engagement with ERIA to help establish a Men’s Shed in Broken Hill, a project that is currently gathering momentum due to assistance from Unitingcare Ageing Miraga. The purpose of the Men’s Shed is to enable people, such as ex miners like ‘Cat’, to continue applying, practicing, utilising and sharing their wealth of knowledge and skills in the community. It is a facility where vital experienced people who may have retired, been made redundant or pensioned through age or injury can access the tools and equipment with which they are so familiar. The Men’s Shed also serves other purposes, it is a place for people without particular skills to become part of, where men as much as the wider community can socialise and learn and a place to access the expertise of local community minded people, such as with Ely’s sculpture.

‘Thunderbolt’ contributes to raising awareness about environmental and energy saving conservation practices and Ely developed the work while artist in residence for the Broken Hill Art Exchange’s S.H.A.P.E, Broken Hill (Sustainable Horizons and Public Engagement) Program funded by Arts NSW . So what does the future hold for this experimental public artwork? It is hoped that the full scale artwork will be built in Broken Hill. ‘Thunderbolt’ is planned to be thirty metres high and uses internet technology linked to Energy service providers’ websites. The sculpture is the means with which a community can measure its electricity consumption. For example by typing in Broken Hill’s 2880 postcode on the net the sculpture can relay through a built in lighting system (off the grid) the volume of electricity in use at any one time. It is envisaged that the lighting display will indicate to the public, green for low, amber for moderate and red for excessive power consumption. BH ART EXCHANGE.

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lthough clouded by speculation and doubt, the 2010 Commonwealth Games is set to take place in Delhi, India, from the 3rd to the 14th of October. The question we want to ask Broken Hill is how will you be enjoying the 19th Commonwealth Games? We thought it would be a good time to visit the history of the Commonwealth games, take a brief look at the Delhi games and catch up with a few local sports enthusiasts to find out how they will be celebrating the games.

HISTORY The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event which is held every four years and features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 under the title of the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was renamed as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and was not named

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the Commonwealth Games until 1978. Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Games: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. Australia has been the highest achieving team for ten games. As well as many Olympic sports, the Games also include some sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls, rugby sevens and netball. The Games are organised and overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). The CGF is entrusted with duties such as deciding the sports program and selecting the host city for each games. The host city is selected from across the Commonwealth. To date, 18 cities across 7 countries have hosted the Commonwealth Games. The games have been hosted twice in Australiain Brisbane (1982) and more recently in Melbourne (2006).

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22. They bid for the Games under the motto “New Frontiers and Friendships�. It will be the first time the Games have been held in India and will be the largest multi-sport event held in India to date. The official total budget estimated for hosting the Games is 2.5 billion (US)- not including developments on airports, roads and other structures. This makes the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever, being larger than the previous games in Melbourne 2006 (approx. 1.1 billion US). There will be 17 sports contested at the Delhi Games- aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, field hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling. There are currently 72 nations planning to field teams at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Rwanda will be the newest addition to the competing nations, fielding a team for the games for the first time (Rwanda became a part of the Commonwealth in 2009).

ot many people can say they have experienced first hand the thrill of competing for their country in the Commonwealth Games. Marina Morris can certainly make this claim, for she did compete as part of the Australian Gymnastics Team at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, in 1978. Marina recalls her experience at the Games as a tender aged 14 year old as a real eye opener. Mostly training locally with a local coach, her participation in the Games was a reflection of the dedication and sacrifice Marina made for her sport. As one can imagine, Marina has many fond memories of her participation in the Games. She jokes about her preparation leading into the Games, breaking her arm at a training session in America and having the cast removed only 2 months before the trials. She also remembers being excited about taking place in the opening ceremony- finding it hard to explain the feeling of walking out into the stadium in front of

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so many spectators and amongst so many competitors. Marina remembers being well looked after by the older members of the Australian Team and it is obvious from speaking with her how awe-inspiring it was for such a young girl to be a part of the whole Commonwealth Games experience. The Australian Gymnastics team placed Fourth, with Marina placing fifth overall individually. Marina is still passionate about Gymnastics- having front row seats to the event at the Melbourne Games and up-grading her Austar to be able to watch the full gymnastics coverage from the Delhi Games. She enjoys seeing how the sport has changed since her competition days and watching how it continually grows and improves. And Marinas advice to any inspiring young athletesyou always get out of it what you put into it. It essentially comes down to the individual- if you are prepared to put in the hard work you just never know what might happen and where it might take you.


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IS A BE LL A M O RR IS Isabella is a 14 year old ex-gymnast. Her favourite apparatus is beam. Her highest achievement was at Country Carnival when she was 12 years old where she was awarded 4 gold medals and 1st overall in Level 6. Isabella loves watching old footage of her mum, Marina, competing and seeing how much the sport has changed. Her idol is Australian National Champion Monette Russo. Isabella was lucky enough to see Monette compete live in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. Isabella is looking forward to watching the coverage of the Delhi Games with her mum.

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Savannah is 10 years old and trains with the Broken Hill Swimming Club. Her favourite stroke is butterfly. She likes to watch all of the sports in the Commonwealth Games, but especially the swimming, gymnastics and athletics. Her favourite sport star is Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt.

Stephanie Turley is 12 years old and is part of local netball team Flaming Hot. She enjoys netball because it is fun and it is a team sport she can play with her friends. Her favourite netball team is the Adelaide Thunderbirds. Stephanie is looking forward to watching many events in the Commonwealth Gamesbut particularly wants to watch the netball. She is hopeful that Australia will do well in this event.

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B A IL E Y D ’M O N T E Bailey is an 11 year old swimmer who trains with the Broken Hill Swim Club. He enjoys swimming because it is good exercise and he loves competing and racing. Bailey trains everyday- and his hard work pays off. This year he has been awarded age champion at his school and age champion at the PSSA carnival. He loves watching the swimming events of the Commonwealth Games- especially in past Games where has seen his idols Grant Hackett and Matt Sullivan swim for Australia.

10 year old Elleisha is currently training in her third season with Alma Swimming Club. She trains four times a week, and has competed in meets in Broken Hill and Irymple. She is looking forward to watching the Delhi Games- although her idol, Stephanie Rice, will not compete in these games due to injury. Elleishas dad, Mark Perry, is a coach at Alma swimming Club, and admires the dedication and sacrifice elite athletes make to get to events such as the Commonwealth Games. He enjoys helping kids to become strong swimmers, but also helping them to enjoy their sport. Mark and Elleisha are not just swimming fans- they will also be enthusiastically watching the athletic events in the 2010 Games, and rooting for the Australian team to bring home the Gold.

MERCEDES T O N K IN Mercedes is a 10 year old local Gymnast who trains with the Broken Hill Gymnastics and Kindergym Club. Currently, Mercedes is about to enter level 6 and trains for 16 hours a week. Mercedes likes gymnastics because it is fun and she loves competing on all apparatus. Her highest achievement to date was being placed 2nd overall for level 5 in this years Country Championships. She loves watching the gymnastics events in the Commonwealth Games because she is hoping to train as part of SA’s Gymjets elite training squad and it is inspiring for her to watch our current gymnasts competing at an international level.

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Barista - Coffee Making Skills - Accredited Course

Introduction to Computers with Windows

RSA - Provide responsible service of alcohol

Course ID IANDE4B Date Wed 20th Oct 2010 Price $99.00 (GST included) Tutor Kym Hocking Sessions 8 sessions of 2 hours Time 1pm - 3pm A great beginners course for people using the internet or email for the first time, or need some help to use the internet and email. Learn how to use ebay, research online and use search engines, learn how to send an attachment on an email and much more. Suits beginners.

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Graphics Group for Seniors

Course ID GG4THU or GG4FRI Date Thurs or Fri Class Price $44.00 (GST included) Tutor Don Smith Sessions 8 sessions of 2 hours Time 2pm - 4pm Graphics Groups are designed as an ongoing course for people who have computer skills and want to learn graphics software. This course builds on your existing skills to design invitations, cards and much more. Suitable for all adult learners, course includes instruction using Photo Impact Software.

Beginners Computer Group

Date Mon 18th Oct 2010 Price $5.00 (GST included) Tutor Kevin Jackaman Sessions 8 sessions of 3 hours Time 9.30am - 12pm This is a beginners computer group where you will learn at your own pace with a very patient tutor. Weekly Bookings Essential, No structured lesson provided, but a tutor will assist you with your questions and needs. BYO computer essential or you can hire a laptop for $5 extra per session. Casual learning environment, enrol for 1 week or come for the full term, enrolments can be taken weekly but space is limited.

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Course ID RSA4 Date Wed 1st Dec 2010 Price $99.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Peter Payne Sessions 1 session of 5 hours Time 9am - 3.30pm A requirement of anyone working in a bar, restaurant or in the hospitality industry that is a licensed premise to sell or serve alcohol. This is also needed by people who volunteer at events where alcohol is served. Course is delivered by Restaurant and Catering NSW and OLGR approved.

RCG - Provide responsible gambling services

Course ID RCG4 Date Thurs 2nd Dec 2010 Price $99.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Peter Payne Sessions 1 session of 6 hours Time 9am - 3.30pm This course is approved by NSW OLGR for people who work, volunteer or even wait tables in licensed premise that has gaming machines or gambling. Course delivered by Restaurant and Catering NSW.

Food Safety & Hygiene Handlers Course - THHGHS01B

Course ID FSH4-2C Date Thurs 2nd Dec 2010 Price $99.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Peter Payne Sessions 1 session of 6 hours Time 6pm - 10.30pm Nationally Recognised Course in Food Safety and Hygiene, complete the course and gain 3 Statements of Attainment from Hospitality Training Package. Compulsory course for anyone working in a food service industry like a cafe, restaurant or kitchen. Course delivered by Restaurant and Catering NSW.

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Word Processing - Microsoft Word 2007 Online Course

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Course ID TAADE3 Date Wed 2nd June 2010 Price $$1,850.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Lee Cuff Sessions Flexible online delivery Time Enrol anytime This is the qualification for people who wish to train or assess as part of their job or wish to become a trainer of nationally recognised training. Course offered under partnership with Distance Learning Australia RTO 88519. 14 Units of competency to complete - unlimited phone and email support.

Certificate I in Business - BSB10107

Course ID 1C1BUS1 Date Fri 1st Jan 2010 Price $495.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Lesley Graham Sessions Flexible online delivery Time Enrole anytime This course is approved by NSW OLGR for people who work, volunteer or even wait tables in licensed premise that has gaming machines or gambling. Course delivered by Restaurant and Catering NSW.

Certificate IV in Frontline Management - BSB40807

Course ID CIVFLM1-DE Date Fri 1st Jan 2010 Price $1,795.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Lee Cuff Sessions Flexible online delivery Time Enrole anytime Qualification for individuals who take the first line of management in a wide range of organisational or industry context. At this level, frontline managers provide leadership and guidance to others. Delivered online by Distance Learning Australia RTO 88159 by articulation agreement. 10 units of competency required to be completed for awarding qualification.


TERM 4, 2010 COURSE GUIDE Fire Warden (PWAWER004A Respond to workplace emergencies)

Course in first aid management of anaphlyaxis - 21659VIC

Course ID FWBD4-A Date Fri 26th Nov 2010 Price $125.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 4 hours Time 9am - 1pm This course delivers the required skills and knowledge to provide preparation for an emergency situation, report potential and real emergencies, respond and evacuate from a work area. Nationally Recognised Training delivered under partnership agreement with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Course ID MNHA4-A Date Fri 12th Nov 2010 Price $140.00 (GST Exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 4 hours Time 9am - 2pm Learn how to carry out your work in a safe manner within the work environment. Course can be tailored to suit your industry needs. It is recommended that this course be done annually. Course delivered under partnership with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Senior First Aid - (HLTFA301B Apply First Aid)

OHS Consultation Training (90502NSW Course in OHS Consultation)

Course ID OHSCONS4A Date Mon 4th Oct 2010 Price $550.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 4 sessions of 6 hours Time 9am - 4pm This course is usually arranged by an employer of a workgroup of business, and the employer can be invoiced directly for the course fees. A workplace or a simulated workplace is required for successful completion. Delivered under partnership with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Course ID CIVOHS1-DE Date Fri 1st Jan 2010 Price $995.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Jim Allen Sessions Flexible online delivery Time Enrole anytime Nationally Accredited Course designed for higher-level supervisors. On the job training will be required to complete the outcomes for each unit. Course delivered online by Allens Training RTO 90909.

Security Licence Course

Cheesemaking Workshops

OHS White Card (CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry)

Dates Oct 15th, Oct 29th, Nov 8th, Nov 25th, Dec 6th, Dec 16th 2010 Price $140.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 5.5 hours Time 9am - 3.30pm NSW Workcover approved OHS White Card Course is the course known as Construction Induction for helping construction workers work safely in Australia. This is the National Course. Course is delivered under partnership with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Dates Oct 25th, Nov 8th, Nov 29th 2010 (Other course dates available upon request) Price $475.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 4 sessions of 4 hours Time 10am - 3pm This is the National Course for Forklift. Gain a national statement of attainment plus the assessment for you to apply for a NSW Workcover Licence to operate a Forklift Truck.

Enrolment opens Tuesday 5th October 2010

Dates Oct 9th, Oct 14th, Oct 23rd, Nov 4th, Nov 19th, Nov 27th, Dec 10th 2010 Price $125.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 7 hours Time 9am - 4pm Apply First Aid (Senior First Aid) gives you the skills to provide first aid until the arrival of medical assistance at an accident or incident. Course is delivered in partnership with and auuspiced by Allens Training RTO 90909. Course date follows completion of an online or paper based workbook. If you need a First Aid refresher you pay only $100 and only need to present a current certificate to attend 1 day session.

Dates Mon 8th Nov 2010 Price $750.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Nationwide Security Academy Sessions 10 sessions of 6 hours Time 9am - 4pm Want to become a licensed security guard, then you must complete this course to gain your accreditation, course delivered by Nationwide Security Services under agreement. Nationally Recognised Course modules required to be completed. Course runs 10 days straight from November 8th 2010. Payment plan available.

Certificate IV in OHS - BSB41407

Monday 18 October - Friday 12 December 2010

CPR - (HLTCPR201A Perform CPR)

Dates Oct 9th, Oct 14th, Oct 23rd, Nov 4th, Nov 19th, Nov 27th, Dec 10th 2010 Price $55.00 (GST exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 3 hours Time First 3 hrs of SFA Course This is the unit of competency that describes the skills and knowledge required to provide CPR until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Course delivered under partnership with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Manual Handling (HLTHSE204B Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices)

Licence to operate a forklift truck - TILLIC101A

Course ID ANAFA4-A Date Fri 5th Nov 2010 Price $60.00 (GST Exempt) Tutor Bruce Douglas Sessions 1 session of 4 hours Time 9am - 1pm Course to provide knowledge and skills necessary to administer Epi-Pen to children. It is recommended that all employees in child care centres, pre-schools, etc hold this qualification. Refresh this course annually. Offered under partnership with Allens Training RTO 90909.

Date Oct 17th, Oct 18th, Oct 19th, Oct 20th 2010 Price $165.00 (GST included) Tutor TBA Sessions 1 session of 8 hours Time 10am - 3pm This is an interactive workshop with lots of hands on fun. You will learn how to make camembert, fetta, ricotta, mascarpone, cream cheese (quarg), and Greek Style Yogurt at home. Includes a morning tea and a cheese inspired lunch. Materials available at the workshop for you to continue making cheese at home.

Beginners Computer Classes ● RSA and RCG Taekwondo ● Food Safety & Hygiene ● First Aid OHS ● Coffee Making ● Fire Warden ● Yoga

ENROL NOW This organisation is supported by:

NSW Department of Education & Training

HOW TO ENROL

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY

By Phone: 08 8087 6022 (using Credit Card - Mastercard or Visa) Online: www.robinsoncollege.nsw.edu.au (online payment facilities available) By Fax: 08 8088 4464 (please include your Credit Card details with completed enrolment form) By Mail: Post to PO Box 5086 Broken Hill NSW 2880 (please include your completed enrolment form, Credit Card details or Cheque)

We make every effor to run courses as advertised. The classes will proceed provided there are enough people in the course and the fees have been paid. Payment commits participants to their course. Once the decision has been made to run the course there will be NO refunds. However, in case of hardship, refunds will be assessed on an individual basis. Where there are too many people for a class, positions will be allocated on a first paid basis. Fees MUST be paid in full before commencement of course. Robinson College is dedicated to every aspect of our student’s learning journey to help ensure an overall positive outcome. Certificates will only be issued to people who fulfill the requirements of their course.

In Person:

Call in to the Office at Robinson College, Wentworth Road

(opposite Zinc Lakes)

Visit www.robinsoncollege.nsw.edu.au

Ph: (08) 8087 6022 ● Wentworth Rd, Broken Hill


local spotlight

Lee Hermansson IN 2001, MARTIAL ARTIST, LEE HERMANSSON WOKE IN HOSPITAL AFTER BRAIN SURGERY TO FIND ONE SIDE OF HIS BODY HAD BEEN PARALYSED BY A STROKE. JASON KING EXPLORES HIS JOURNEY TO RECOVERY. WORDS BY JASON KING

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of a possible nine). To put this in perspective, a fully fit Lee failed his first attempt to achieve the level of Fourth Degree, which is the minimum level required to examine or ‘Grade’ a student. It is also the minimum level required to run your own school. It is a little known fact that ‘Lee’s International Taekwondo Australia’ (Lee’s martial arts school) was actually named after the great Bruce Lee, the inspiration for Broken Hill Lee’s martial arts career, which began when he was five years old when he would attend Judo, (his mother was Broken Hill’s first female black belt), in his pyjamas.

“If you think too long, you’ll go through your life just thinking about doing it. If you have a dream, you’ve got to go for it”

After progressing to Karate and then Taekwondo, which, Lee says, is the most fun of the disciplines he has tried, he has won two Australian titles and taken teams of locally trained black belts all over the world to compete. All up he has trained well over 3000 local students and graded more than 300 black belts. At its peak, Lee’s International Taekwondo had more than 120 enrolled members. Today, it is still operating, a credit to Lee’s

persistence and determination. “Yes, my body is broken”, says Lee, “but after a stroke you are like a battery, you drain the battery and then you recharge it with rest and then off you go again… There have been challenges, but if people say I can’t do something, that makes me more determined to do it”. Lee is certainly going for it. He teaches Taekwondo at Robinson College (adults on Mondays, kids only on Tuesdays), and has plans to take a group to the next world titles in Canada in 2012, competing in the Pattern and Powerbreak categories himself. It is another goal of Lee’s to establish a single governing body for his sport in Broken Hill and hold a major tournament in town, attracting interstate competitors. The spirit of cooperation shines through. “My main advice to others is that if you are feeling bad, or not doing so well, try and do something good every day. If you help another person, then it will help you.” Looking around Lee’s lounge room, I wonder what it must be like to suddenly lose your ability to perform high-flying head-hunting kicks (not to mention what it would be like to actually be able to kick like that in the first place). I also notice the commemorative Olympic Torch hanging on the wall. Lee tells me it reminds him of the importance of paying attention in life. The old Lee was too busy working, teaching and fly-kicking to read the letter inviting him to be a torch bearer. The new Lee is able to slow down and savour life’s every moment.

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alking into the home of Lee Hermansson, you are surrounded by pictures of martial artists. You know, the ones with the impossible-looking flying kick on track to take the head off some poor assistant. When I realize that the picture I’m looking at is of Lee himself, I instinctively scan the room looking for an escape route in case the interview goes badly. He reassures me that the picture was taken before the stroke he suffered in 2001 during an operation to remove an aneurysm on the brain. But I wouldn’t want to take any chances: his recovery has been inspirational. “I couldn’t walk, or talk, or eat. But I remember lying in hospital when September 11 happened and I thought to myself, things aren’t so bad, I could have been in that building”, says Lee. The journey of Lee’s recuperation has been long, tough, and sometimes downright humiliating as Lee has struggled to regain control over his body following the stroke. He gratefully recalls the assistance of local organizations such as Meals on Wheels and HACC, as well as the support of family and friends. While he will be heavily medicated for the rest of his life, I get the feeling that Lee isn’t planning on sitting around waiting for this one to end. He’s taking regular overseas trips and living life to the full, continuing his career in Taekwondo. “If you think too long, you’ll go through your life just thinking about doing it. If you have a dream, you’ve got to go for it”, says Lee. In 2007, Lee passed a major milestone, successfully obtaining the rank of Sixth Degree black belt (out


business talk

‘LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR’ PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS IS A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR FOR ANY ORGANIZATION, BIG OR SMALL. WORDS BY RACHAEL JOHANSSON

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ost organizations develop and maintain a good public image by ‘doing good’ for the community and priding themselves on doing so. If a business establishes a bad public image and does not consider the surrounding community, the organization will face tough criticism and therefore this will affect business. Gaining a good public image is about taking positive steps and becoming an active member within the local community. As the bible says, ‘give and you shall receive’, this is never truer when it comes to business and community relationships. PREPARE TO BUILD Research and find out what it is that your local community wants, has or needs within your business. Consider your audience, your customers/clients, the demographic that your company attracts, ‘think’ about what these people really focus on and really pride within the community, then link these findings together to establish what you can offer and give in relation to your business. Establish a program, a technique and a set time frame. Most importantly, think about what media channels you will use and how you will get the message out there that you are a supportive community business. KNOW THY NEIGHBOR Gather together some background information on your local community, what problems are a concern, what are the community’s main interests, who are the local government leaders? Learn about the spending power of your local community and what the current economic situation is. Build these answers into your plan, which will then show you have taken all considerations into account and that you are knowledgeable with what really is going on. With all these steps implemented, your business image building efforts can be delivered to the right channels. PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS Once you know what is needed to support your local community, your business can start to look into how you can show support and how you promote this support. Use the media to publish any business projects that will benefit the community, participate in community events; your presence

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will speak volumes. Visit local schools, clubs and groups to talk about your business, with the key message being what you are doing within the local community. A fantastic way of showing local support is through sponsorship. Put some finance into a local event or community project, this will also result in advertising for your business and it will show that you do take action, ‘putting your money where your mouth is’ so to speak. View sponsorship as an investment, as it will create return. Donate products or services that can be used as prizes for local events, even use some of your own time to help out. FOOD FOR THOUGHT, GROWTH AND IMPROVEMENT Creating a great public image is much more than advertising and expecting the community to just ‘know’ about what you do and how you support. For a good public image to be successful, you need to welcome and promote feedback from the community, where you may be going wrong, in what areas they think you need to improve, what you are doing that is really good and in what you could be part of. Encourage expression of opinion, good or bad. These views can be seen as opportunities for growth, from which you can improve, understand and learn more about your local community needs, in return gaining stronger local support. FUNDAMENTALS HONESTY – if you cannot deliver what you say or promise, or you exaggerate your efforts when you cannot meet expectations, the local community will be very unforgiving and will loose trust in you and your business instantly. Build strong community relationships with integrity. REPETITIVENESS – promote your local support in a variety of ways but be consistent in getting the message out there. If you decide to build a community relationship, you cannot give up at the first hurdle or suddenly give up in the hope that no one will notice. It may take some time for the local community to put their trust in you and your business, but building trust does take time. We all remember the ‘one hit wonders’, full of promise and excitement, only to never hear

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of them again. Remember it can take years to build a reputation, but only a moment to destroy one. SIMPLICITY – make your information and presentation simple and quirky, capture instant attention, stick to the point. The local community is bombarded with many different business initiatives and promotions daily and too much information can result in the audience loosing interest before getting to the point. Be precise, to the point, say what you mean, but remember, be creative. RATIONALITY – your information/ presentation certainly needs to be rational, formed objectively and personally unemotional. Remember it is your business image that you are promoting, it cannot be about your deepest core beliefs, and this is not about you personally. Of course, find something in your local community that you are passionate about and something that your business can help with, but leave any strong, debatable beliefs for non-business related matters. You do not want to cause a ‘sensation’ within the local community, it is not about being the latest headline, you need to be convincible, responsible and neutral; high emotions can cause quite the opposite. Building a strong public image does not stop at shop fronts, windows, receptions or offices, it goes beyond what can be visually seen, it is about what you actually do and what good it brings to the surrounding community. Any business or organization who successfully creates a good public image and gains community support are certainly winners, but it means so much more than winning, supporting the local community brings a sense of achievement and knowing that you are corporately responsible brings great pride. It shows a lot more to the business world that just profit hungry gannets. Have the vision to make a difference in the local community, show that you have real interest and be part of what really will deliver a return to your business that is priceless. Please send feedback to rayjay82@live.com. Comments are appreciated.


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WHAT IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU? ADVANCEMENTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NOW PROVIDE US WITH METHODS OF MANAGING AND IN SOME CASES OVERCOMING CERTAIN ILLNESSES. WORDS BY MARK ISAAC

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n the past, some of these illnesses would automatically prove fatal. Fortunately, the modern era – while not without its own scourges – brings with it the opportunity to outlive serious illnesses through improved medical procedures and a better knowledge of how to detect illnesses in their early stages. Notably, cancer is an illness with a widespread reach across our community. Almost everyone knows of someone who has suffered from this illness, yet most of us think that it will never happen to us. However, serious illness does not discriminate and even those with good health and lifestyle are not immune. Age is certainly a consideration with 95 per cent of cancer affecting men and women over 45 years of age. Apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. With recent statistics showing that one in 15 women contract breast cancer, the threat of this serious illness cannot be ignored. On the upside, statistics also show that three out of four women who develop breast cancer survive to lead normal lives. In many cases, this is achieved by early detection. According to Breastscreen NSW, women under 35 should examine themselves monthly; women over 35 should also self-examine as well as have a doctor

examine them annually; and women over 50 should have a breast x-ray (mammogram) every two years. Women who survive serious illness are likely to face other worries as well. The effects of the illness will be felt by all those close to you, including your spouse and children. Apart from the emotional stress imposed by this condition, you may also have to deal with additional financial costs. Even though Medicare covers a portion of your medical treatment, there may be other medical costs which aren’t covered by the Government scheme. If you work full-time, you may have to forego your regular income; you may require home-help for yourself or your children; and your recuperation could be lengthy – all this on top of your regular mortgage, educational and household costs. Unfortunately, some women neglect to plan for their financial futures preferring to leave these matters to their spouses. However, women usually live longer than men and may therefore face a greater risk of suffering from illnesses such as cancer, which can be age-related. It’s therefore important to consider the threat of serious illness when preparing your financial plan. It makes sense to protect the lifestyle that you’ve worked hard to achieve for yourself and your family.

Trauma insurance for women can be an important safety net in the event of a serious illness like breast cancer. It provides you with a lump-sum payment on the diagnosis of specific serious illnesses, which can be a great relief to you at a time of enormous stress. Trauma insurance can give you financial peace of mind and independence. If you become seriously ill, you’ll have the comfort of being financially secure so you can focus on your treatment and recovery, rather than on your financial worries. Some trauma insurance policies will allow you to add additional benefits to the contract for a cost. These include death and terminal illness benefit and total and permanent disablement benefit. To find out more about trauma insurance for women or to have a risk protection element incorporated into your financial plan, please contact us today.

Disclaimer This editorial provides general information only. Before making any investment decisions, we recommend you consult a financial planner to take into account your particular investment objectives, financial situation and individual needs. AXA Financial Planning and its Authorised Representatives do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions of information supplied in this editorial

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food talk

YO MOMMA IN T H E K IT C H E N ARE YOU LONGING FOR REAL, GOOD FOOD? WORDS BY YO MOMMA Last month, I promised a lesson in authentic Italian pizza, and this month I plan to deliver. But first, a few basics: YOUR OVEN: It needs to be hot, set the oven as high as it will go. Turn it on about an hour before you plan to cook if it’s an old stove and 30 minutes beforehand if its new. I usually turn the oven on when I begin to make the dough. The heat in the kitchen helps to prove the dough quicker. YOUR TOOLS: To get the crust right, you need something that will retain heat to cook the pizza on. You can buy a Pizza Stone, but if you have access to a large oven fired floor tile, thats just as good. The tile needs to be oven fired to withstand the heat of the oven. When you turn on the oven, put the stone or tile on the top shelf to ensure that its nice and hot when your ready to cook. I also roll my dough on a board covered with a sheet of baking paper. I can then just slide the pizza on and off the tile with the baking paper underneath. This doesn’t affect the crust, it just makes it easier to handle. THE TOPPINGS (MY FAVOURITE):

Tomato Sauce: Finely chop 1 onion,1 red capsicum 2 cloves garlic. Fry off in a large splash of olive oil and then add a couple of tins of chopped tomatoes,1 tin of water, salt, pepper and sugar to taste. Cook until reduced by 1/3 and then turn off the heat and throw in a handful of basil leaves. Set aside to cool. Sweet Italian Sausage. Mix together ½ kg minced pork, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 ½ tablespoons each paprika, red wine vinegar and sugar, ½ tablespoon each salt and fresh ground fennel seed, finely chopped red chilli to taste.

Cheese Mozzarella sliced, grated or bocconcini balls are the most authentic, Fresh Ricotta in addition is divine.

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NOW FOR THE ALL IMPORTANT CRUST All flours are different, depending on where they are grown and what strain of wheat they originated from. If you use bread making flour or 00 flour, there should be enough gluten to give you the light , chewy crust you are after. I use plain flour and add extra gluten to ensure perfection every time. Mix the yeast, sugar and water and set aside until the yeast begins to bubble (about 5-10 mins). Sift the salt, flour and gluten together, then add the yeast and water mix. Using clean hands, mix well until it forms a soft ball. If the mixture appears too dry, add a little water. If it’s too wet, add a little flour. Tip onto a lightly floured board and knead (stretch and pull back) the dough to help the gluten to develop. This takes about 5-10 minutes. You should notice the structure of the dough change. It should be smooth and elastic. At this stage, you can do a few things. If you want to eat in a couple of hours, put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with glad wrap and sit on top of the stove, the clothes dryer (if its turned on) or a warm place for the yeast and gluten to rest and do their magic (about 1 ½ hours is enough) or you can put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days (if dough has been refrigerated, make sure you bring it back to room temp before you begin to roll it out.) Once the dough has rested, cut into 4 - 5 portions and these will be your base. Roll each portion into a ball and rest again for about ½ hour. Dust your board with flour and roll out dough to your desired shape and thickness. I like thin, irregular shapes – more authentic. Lightly brush the edges with olive oil and then top with the sauce, mozzarella and dabs of the sweet sausage. Remember that less is best. Slide onto your pre-heated stone or tile and bake for 8-10 minutes, Take out of the oven, add a few basil leaves, maybe a little rocket and shaved parmigiano, finish off with a splash of olive oil then close your eyes, take in the aroma and repeat after me “La Dolce Vita” (Ah the sweet life). Next Month, We are going somewhere in total contrast......The good old USA !! I will share with you a dry rub and bar-b-que sauce recipe like you’ve never had before. I may even throw in a recipe for some mouth watering ribs Cheers till then. Yo Momma Send comments and suggestions to: YoMomma@localtalk.com.au


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career talk

A Job With The Lot WORKING IN AGED CARE IS THE TYPE OF JOB WHERE YOU HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING! WE CAUGHT UP WITH GEORGE LEWIS FROM SOUTHERN CROSS CARE IN BROKEN HILL TO FIND OUT MORE WORDS BY KRISTIL COWDREY

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JOB TITLE:

Assistant in Nursing (Southern Cross Care-Aged Care)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Working in Aged Care requires shift work (of varying lengths) entailing the general care of elderly residents including, but not limited to: • • • • • • •

Feeding Toileting and showering Administering medication Making beds and tidying rooms Laundry runs Accompanying residents to activities Paperwork

CHALLENGES:

The most challenging part of working within the Aged Care Industry is the realisation that the residents you are working with will pass away during their time at the facility. Being a high care facility, residents are living out the last stages of their lives in your care. Relationships and bonds are formed between carers and residents and it is sad and challenging to overcome the loss of someone you are caring for. Another challenging aspect is that

these days, elderly people are staying at home longer than in previous times, so by the time the come to the Aged Care facility they really are quite dependent on carers and this means that the nature of this job is full-on and very demanding, and unfortunately it is not a high paying job.

REWARDING:

It is rewarding to be able to provide top quality care for the most frail and disadvantaged people in the community. You are making a difference in their lives during their last years. It is also rewarding to get to know family members of the residents- especially because they are pleased with the care their loved ones are receiving and are grateful for the work the carers do. It is rewarding to know that people have enough trust in the carers and their ability to perform their role to be comfortable and happy about leaving loved ones in their care. There is no better feeling than being able to give back your time and care to the people who have lived in Broken Hill, and have shaped the town into what it is today. Many people at the facility have given their time to the Broken Hill community over the years as workers,

sports coaches etc and it is a great way to give something back to them.

UNIQUE:

Working in aged care is the type of job where you have to do a little bit of everything. You need to be a nurse, a listener, a talker, a cleaner, a psychologist, a psychiatrists, a carer and a friend. It is extremely hard work, yet at the same time very satisfying and rewarding.

TRAINING:

Training to work in Aged Care consists of an intensive 15 month course which covers topics such as anatomy, occupational health and safety, manual handling, fire and evacuation procedures, infection control, reporting of elderly abuse, and practical work placements. As well as this you will need to have a current first aid certificate.

RECOMMENDED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

The nature of working in this field requires general common sense- so it is important to be level headed and sensible about making decisions and reacting to situations. You will also need to be compassionateremembering that the people who you are caring for actually live at your workplace- so they need to feel comfortable and looked after. You will need to be dedicated, reliable and be able to work as part of a team. It would also be helpful to have good communication skills- to be able to listen to your residents to understand their needs and be able to communicate back to them. It is a high responsibility job- bearing in mind you will be responsible for your residents quality of life. This is not a job for everyonethere is a bit of a ‘yuck’ factor involved. But if you have a desire to make a difference in peoples lives then it may be the job for you.

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PURE INDULGENCE. TREAT YOURSELF TO THE DELUXE COMFORTS YOU DESERVE AT THE RED EARTH MOTEL -OFFERING A CONTEMPORARY EDGE TO YOUR STAY IN HISTORIC BROKEN HILL.

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ed Earth Motel is Broken Hill’s newest accommodation option. Although calling it a Motel feels somewhat unnatural. It is true that Red Earth offers Motel-like accommodation options- but the sheer quality of the rooms, service and decor put it in a class like no other. Owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael and Michelle Baldwin, the idea for the motel stems back a few decades. As previous owners of the Northern Hotel , Michael and Michelle purchased the land at the current motel site 18 years ago. “Developing this Motel was always the plan” Michael says, “But we had never had the time”. And looking around the grounds at the new Motel site, it has certainly been worth the wait. At present the Motel consists of six standard apartments, two spa apartments, three 2 bedroom self-contained apartments and a 3 bedroom self-contained apartment. The rooms are referred to as apartments due to their size (the largest most spacious rooms

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RED EARTH MOTEL you will find in town) and their facilities (each selfcontained apartment has full kitchen and laundry facilities). The Motel features an in-ground pool, BBQ area, grassed area for children to play, and a guest laundry. Being a brand new venture and only recently opened for business, all facilities at the motel are immaculate- providing the feeling and sense of pure luxury. You certainly won’t find anything else like it in town. Every room is light and spacious, and is completed with the very latest in contemporary fittings and decor. The rooms have reverse cycle air conditioning -both in the living areas and in each of the bedrooms-so families won’t be arguing over room temperature...everyone can have their room exactly as hot or cold as they wish. The rooms also have all the mod cons including wireless internet access and AUSTAR. Rates per night begin at $130 and this includes a fabulous continental breakfast. Michael is more than happy to negotiate prices with people who are booking in for extended stays. And lucky for us the Baldwins have no plans for resting. Further developments include another seven standard motel rooms set to go up shortly, as well as a restaurant/ bar further down the track. So whether you are travelling to Broken Hill or you are a local who wants to hire a baby sitter and escape for a night of absolute peace and indulgence, consider staying at Red Earth motel. You can not imagine the luxurious atmosphere it provides unless you have experienced it first hand. Michael & Michelle Baldwin Ph: (08) 8088 5694 Email: redearthmotel@bigpond.com 464 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW

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eat local

Tastebud Sensation

GOURMET FOOD AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN TOP QUALITY SURROUNDS! WORDS BY KRISTIL COWDREY

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GOURMET FOOD AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE IN TOP QUALITY SURROUNDS.

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hom, Dick & Harry’s on Argent Street has been open for nearly three years. But don’t let the relative newness of the place deter you. It is a locally owned and operated business, where every staff member is a cook with a passion for and strong interest in good food. They have over 10 years experience in the food industry- and their expertise shines through in every delicious menu item they prepare. Quality is the main focus of the business. As well as the cafe services, Thom, Dick and Harry’s provides a range of exclusive homewares, gourmet groceries and florist services. You will not find your ordinary run

of the mill products- instead you will discover products of such quality that it is definitely worth spending a few extra dollars to reap the benefits of long lasting quality. And that same philosophy applies to the cafe section of the store. The menu does not offer stacks and stacks of mediocre choices. Instead, the selection is limited to provide delicious, quality gourmet food items. You will discover exclusive original menu choices reminiscent of a city cafe. There are freshly baked baguettes (baked on site) with fine fillings such as meats cooked on site (not processed), roast capsicum, garlic mayonnaise and gourmet salad greens. Also available are toasted turkish breads, fresh cut sandwiches and a selection of hand made treats (including cakes, cookies and turkish delight). And with gluten free and vegetarian menu items also available there is something to cater for everyone.

NOW AVAILABLE: Premium selection of cheese!

You can accompany your meal with a delicious coffee- made with products from Rio coffee (an Adelaide company). You have a choice of relaxing at tables/chairs inside, on stools at the large indoor table, or enjoy the warmer weather by venturing to the tables set up outside the shop. The atmosphere inside Thom, Dick and Harrys is quite intimate- no hustle and bustle, no large crowds and no trying to compete with numerous chattering voices. The gourmet food and intimate atmosphere combine to produce an incomparable eating experience. The service is always fast and friendly and phone orders are more than welcome. So head on into the heart of the city and experience the quality that is Thom, Dick and Harry’s. Thom, Dick and Harry’s is open from 9 am-5:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am-6 pm on Fridays and 9 am- 2 pm on Saturdays. Ph: 8088 7000. 354 Argent Street.

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A MAD PASSION LEADS ONE ENGLISHMAN ON A JOURNEY TO PACK UP HIS FAMILY AND MOVE TO OUTBACK AUSTRALIA WORDS BY KRISTIL COWDREY

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AD MAX. Reading those very words conjures up images of fast cars, rugged terrain and Mel Gibson. But for one man it is much more than that. It is a passion- an obsession which has seen now local man, Adrian Bennett, pack up and move half way around the world to live his dream of owning and operating a museum dedicated to the films. Adrians obsession began in his hometown in Northern England in 1982, when he was dragged along to the cinema by a few mates to see a screening of Mad Max 1 and 2. He emerged from the cinema a different person- being totally blown away by what he had seen on the screen. “It just absolutely blew me away”, says Adrian adding “life from then on changed completely for me”. His obsession quickly grew as Adrian found himself spending most of his time finding out as much as he could about the film, a difficult task given the time era and lack of internet. When asked what he found so captivating about the films, Adrian stated “there is something special about Australian Cinema…It seems different from the usual Hollywood

productions you see”. He loved how the original content of the film, the costuming, the vehicles and the fantastic setting in the Australian Outback combined to produce a film that was, according to Adrian, “perfection”. Not usually a fan of the cinema, he remembers feeling excited that there was something new and fresh to watch, not just another bikey or car movie. And Adrians obsession led him to move here, to Silverton, to open a museum dedicated to Mad Max exhibits and memorabelia. He says he didn’t really start collecting things for the museum until he moved to Australia, and being in the thick of the Mad Max mania here he was able to meet people who were kind enough to donate items such as photographs from personal collections. Adrian has collected many bits and pieces by fossicking around at the film sitesoriginal items that were used on set for the original films. The Mad Max Museum is well worth taking a look at. It boasts a large collection of photographs and costumes, as well as original vehicles used in the film and replica modelsone built by Adrian himself. People

who visit the museum will be able to see exactly what the film Mad Max 2 was all about- with the items displayed in such a way that it tells the story of the film. It is visually amazing and stimulating to see the museum as a final product- a result of a lot of hard work on Adrians part. The museum is not just a place for the hard core Mad Max fans. It is a place where tourists, and locals alike, can go and discover what an impact the Mad Max films had on this region, and on the Australian film scene. The museum was opened recently, in September to be exact, and Adrian has been working around the clock to ensure the museum meets his standards. He is openly excited about finally getting people through the doors to start sharing his passion. He has plans to continually grow the museum over the following months, and years, so that there is always something new and exciting to see. If you are interested in viewing the amazing collection at the museum head on out to Silverton, it is certainly well worth a look. LT

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sports & fitness talk

FOOTY IN THE HILL WITH THE LOCAL FOOTBALL GRAND FINAL JUST PASSED, THE THOUGHTS OF MANY HAVE BEEN TURNED TO THE SPORT’S BIGGEST DAY AND THE AWESOME PERFORMANCE OF THE UNSTOPPABLE CENTRAL SIDE. FULL CREDIT MUST GO TO THE MEN IN BLACK AND WHITE WHO HAVE TAKEN ALL BEFORE THEM THIS SEASON.

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irst year coach Jarred Hinton must take credit, from the moment he landed the senior job he has worked tirelessly to put together a classy team, he recruited well and trained hard and has reaped the final reward for himself, and the club. While the Grand Final is the red letter day of the football season there have been 2 other major moments for the sport in 2010. The first was the wonderful performance of the combined team in July (see the full article published in our September issue) and the second was the unveiling of the new $100,000 digital scoreboard at Jubilee Oval. In 2007 the Secretary of the Broken Hill Football League, Richard Lines had an idea about a digital scoreboard for Jubilee Oval. When he raised it at a monthly meeting of the League many of the delegates around the table raised their eyebrows and shuffled in their seats, some suggested Richard take a cold shower, some thought it was a great idea but questioned where the League would find $100,000. Not long after this meeting Richard moved on from Football, but he had planted the seed. “ It was a wonderful idea by Richard, “ said Football League Chairman David Sedunary, “ The idea was basically borne of his desire to see better facilities at Jubilee Oval for all sporting groups. “ So began a 3 year journey to find an appropriate scoreboard model and to find that elusive $100,000. “ There were many who thought we were wasting our time and energy, “ Mr Sedunary said, “ But the executive

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were determined to see the project through, we were driven by the dream of having such a scoreboard not just for Football and Jubilee Oval but for the community of Broken Hill. “ Slowly but surely the boxes were ticked, LED had the sign the League wanted, the Broken Hill Community Credit Union displayed their tremendous generosity and community spirit by outlaying a sizeable amount of money and then Country Energy came on board. The management team of Guy Chick, Fran Parker and Ross Hunter embraced the project and pledged their workforce and equipment for the installation. Still the coffers were light. It was in February this year that Greg Braes and the CFMEU on seeing what a wonderful project this would be for Broken Hill advised the League that the CFMEU would make up the difference, and what a contribution it was, $40,000. The cream on the cake came when Bobos Engineering cut their quote to the bone and Edgenett provided the technical advice. “ I was then approached by the League Executive to take on the Project Managers role and agreed, “ Mr Sedunary said, “ It was time consuming and required plenty of planning but we all had a vision of the end result and we worked through it. “ “ The final installation phase ran smoothly, it lasted some 3 days but overall was a credit to the workers from Country Energy who were fantastic .” On Saturday 24 July at half time in the senior game between North and

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Central the latest innovation to grace Broken Hill’s premier sporting arena was officially switched on by David Sedunary. “ This is a great moment and one everyone involved in the project should be proud of, “ he said. The scoreboard has 3 main panels and a scrolling screen, it not only displays scores, it has a time clock, a countdown / count up clock for all football codes, boasts a weather station, can be used for advertising sponsors, updating scores at other venues and can be utilised for displaying general information. “ We have trialled the scoreboard over the past few weeks at local football, the Rugby League Finals will be played here and they will use it, the Junior Football Association will use if for their finals and it has a magnificent program for cricket which will be utilised heavily over summer.” Mr Sedunary said with the advent of the scoreboard and improvements to the grandstand and underground watering system plus ongoing other projects some $600,000 has been spent at Jubilee Oval. “ This is a significant amount of money and does not include the inkind labour, we have other projects in mind with the up-grade of the lights a priority and the construction of a new change room complex high on our agenda, “ he said. “ I just can’t stress how delighted we are with the backing, financial and otherwise from organisations such as the Credit Union, CFMEU and Country Energy.” “They have been magnificent."


SIMPLE. SAFE. COST EFFICIENT. CONVENIENT. EFFECTIVE. WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT?

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here are so many fitness plans, gym programs and exercise methods out there these days- it leads to the question what is the best form of exercise? Obviously, the answer to this depends on what exactly you are trying to target. But for a general improvement in your physical fitness and wellbeing then you can’t go past the simple activity of walking. It is proven that walking has a variety of valuable physical benefits such as assisting in making the heart and lungs perform more efficiently, keeping blood pressure properly regulated, decreasing the level of artery-clogging blood fats, increasing the level of high-density lipoproteins, reducing the odds of developing heart disease, firming and shaping up muscles, relieving tension and raising energy levels. Walking also aids in weight loss, strengthening bones, and may serve to halt or lessen the degree of severity of osteoporosis. When compared with that other popular forms of exercise such as aerobics or jogging, walking causes

less shock to the lower back, the hips, the knees, the ankles and the feet. The force of jogging can subject joints to impacts three to five times a person’s body weight each step. With walking, however, one foot always remains on the ground and the shifting of body weight is more fluid. For this reason, a walker lands with only one to one and a half times the force of his body weight each step. So, with all the technical terms out of the way, what else makes walking an appealing form of exercise? Almost everyone can do it easily. It is safe and free. You can walk alone, with friends or involve the kids and make it a family activity. It is a physically safe form of exercise. It is convenient- you can walk anywhere, anytime without having to fit into gym schedules or exercise class times. It gets you active outdoors. And best of all it is one of the very few forms of exercise that are absolutely cost-free! Many people have questions concerning what is the best form and walking technique to achieve optimal results. It is best when walking to keep the body erect, the head up, the eyes looking straight ahead, the shoulders down, the buttocks tucked in and the arms at waist level. Try not to swing the hips from side to side as you walk. Each foot should land under

the torso, almost flat and toward the heel. A short, heel-toe stride is recommended for walking by most authorities. Now we need to address the issue of time frames and distances required to maximise your walking potential. To make a walking program an effective one, many doctors and trainers recommend that you walk for at least 30-minutes three times a week (or more). It is wise to set a target heart rate so you can make sure you are acheiving your exercising goals, but not over doing it and placing unecessary strain on your body. Although Broken Hill is not a town of rugged coastlines or lush rainforests, walking enables a person to see what is around Broken Hill in more detail. Scenery such as buildings, houses, trees, flowers and lawns become more noticeable when you are on a walk. It also frees the mind for creative thought. Walking is so natural, so automatic that a lot of people tend to overlook its potential as exercise. One can walk at a brisk stroll, a rapid gait, or anywhere in between. Any of these speeds can aid walkers in reaping many of the benefits that come from working out.

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WALK. WALK. WALK.


health & beauty talk

OLD MEDICATIONS? WORDS BY JASON HARVEY

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LAYERS WITH THE WARMER WEATHER APPROACHING, IT’S TIME TO START SHEDDING SOME LAYERS – & I’M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT YOUR CLOTHING. WORDS BY KATE PRYOR

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uring the winter months our skin can suffer from dehydration & dryness. Trying to keep warm by standing close to the fire, or turning up the heater & having extra hot showers can cause our skin to dry out. We then jump out of that piping hot shower & get dressed as quickly as possible while we’re still warm, not bothering about using any body lotion – no-one is going to be looking at our dry legs anyway, right? We also tend to drink less water & more coffee in an effort to warm us up from the inside. This extra caffeine & less water consumption contributes to dehydration throughout our body & especially our body’s largest organ – the skin. So let’s get your skin ready for exposure! Start with a body exfoliant. Exfoliants come in many forms, some with crushed walnut or almond husks, salt scrubs or man-made microspheres, fruit enzymes or chemical peels. All have the purpose of loosening dead skin cells & sloughing away dry dead skin build-up to reveal the underlying healthy new skin cells. To look after & preserve these new healthy cells you’ll want to lavish your skin with a nourishing body lotion, body cream, body butter or hydrating body oil. This will not only make your skin feel moist & smooth, but look luscious too. Complete your ‘body beautiful’ ritual with a slick of bronzer or tinted moisturizer & don’t forget, if you’re going to be in the sun, apply a skin saving SPF30+. Now you can shed those layers of clothing with confidence & reveal beautiful, glowing, healthy skin – ready for the warmer weather!

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t is a fact of life that many people simply don’t like throwing things away. Now that maybe ok when it comes old toys or paperwork, but it doesn’t apply to your medications. I recently had a long-time customer unfortunately pass away. Upon fossicking through her cupboards and collecting her medications, a family member brought them back to me to dispose of. To my intrigue, I found that this lady still had medications that were dispensed in 1981 – almost 30 years ago. Although it was quite a history lesson for me, it did raise some rather serious questions. When was the last time this patient actually took these tablets? And has anyone else taken them? Many of us like to think that we have a good memory, but can we honestly say we know why the doctor prescribed a medication for us 30 years ago? Even now, I hear stories of customers who have had antibiotics lying around from a previous ailment and have decided to take them when they have started to get a bit of a cold. Different antibiotics treat different bacteria and what has worked before, may not work for a new condition. You also run the risk of having side effects, having the tablets interact with new medications you might be taking and help in the breeding of so called ‘Super Bugs’. Another obvious fact is that medications have expiry dates and these tablets are not going to be as effective as they originally were and may even be harmful. So please, don’t leave old medications lying around the house where other people (especially children) can get to them. Instead, bring them back to your local pharmacy where they can be safely disposed of.


blast from the past

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THE MOST ANGELIC VOICE TO COME OUT OF THE SILVER CITY.

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t was the 26th of June 1929. The place was Broken Hill. Her birth name was June Marie Gough. Sounds average enough. But the life of June Marie Gough was going to be far from ordinary. From her humble beginnings as a child in Broken Hill she grew into an international opera star- proof that from little things big things can be accomplished. June was fortunate to begin her career at a very early age. She trained in London and gained early exposure, performing with the Sadler’s Wells company in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. She began to gain widespread recognition as she continually performed admirably in reknown stage roles. June sang leading roles in Die Fledermaus, The Gypsy Baron, Menotti’s The Telephone, Flotow’s Martha and Hänsel und Gretel. Her roles in Offenbach’s operas, with the Sadler’s Wells company, included “Eurydice” in Orpheus in the Underworld and “Gabrielle” in La vie parisienne. Her stage name Bronhill, which she used from 1952, was an abbreviation of Broken Hill. In true Broken Hill spirit, the Broken Hill community was there to back her during the early stages of her career, pulling together to raise funds to allow June to travel overseas to train with inaugural teachers. June felt this was a way to give something back to Broken Hill-

to thank members of her beloved hometown for their help and support. June Bronhill notched up an impressive list of career highlights. In 1964 she appeared as Elizabeth in the musical Robert and Elizabeth at the London Lyric Theatre, a show she later took to Australia. She also appeared in England in tours of two Ivor Novello musicals, Glamorous Night & The Dancing Years. She also appeared as Mother Abbess in the 1981 London revival of The Sound of Music at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. But her most well-known and most notable performance was playing the title role of “Hanna Glawari” in Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, which she sang with the English National Opera. In Australia she was probably best known for her performance as Maria von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Bronhill was well known in the London West End theatres as well as on the opera stage, and acheived the same stature around Australia. During the years whe spent in London, June made frequent visits to Australia, singing in operas such as The Merry Widow, Orpheus in the Underworld, Die Fledermaus and Rigoletto at the Sydney Opera House. In 1976 she opted to move back to Australia, where she lived until her death in 2005. In Australia she appeared in operas such as Il Seraglio and Maria Stuarda. She played operetta roles such as Josephine (HMS Pinafore), Phyllis (Iolanthe) and Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance). She also essayed roles in The Maid of the Mountains, Call

Me Madam, A Little Night Music, Nunsense, My Fair Lady and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and starred in the straight plays Arsenic and Old Lace and Straight and Narrow. And her talents weren’t reserved for the stage. She also found her way onto TV- appearing as Mrs. Crawford in the Australian versin of the British television comedy series ‘Are You Being Served?’. While her schedule as a performer was hectic, Bronhill managed to involve herself in a number of roles which helped to nurture up and coming young Australian singers. She was a patron of the Australian Girls Choir and there is a scholarship in her name- the June Bronhill Encouragement Scholarship- awarded each year to the chorister with the most choral prowess. And her list of acheivements does not stop there. Throughout her life she acheived many milestones. In 1987 she published her autobiography- the Merry Bronhill. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and given a lifetime acheivement award by the Australian Variety Club. Locally, she is honored with the naming of the auditorium at the Broken Hill Entertainment Centrethe June Bronhill Auditorium. She died on 24 January 2005, aged 75, in her sleep at a Sydney nursing home. During the Australia Day celebrations in 2005 (two days after her death) the citizens of Broken Hill observed two minutes silence in honor of a truely remarkable local lady.

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Patton St

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Local Talk Magazine - Issue 3 October 2010