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■ Yea (B-Grade) and Kinglake (CGrade) won AFL Yarra Ranges netball premierships at Woori Yallock on Saturday. B-Grade: Yea 47 defeated Belgrave 46 in a thrilling one-point victory. The Tigers had been behind at quarter-time (10-12) and half-time (22-26), and there were level scores (36-36) at the last break. Yea goals were scored by Rhiannon Aldous (29) and Cindy Hayes (18). Yea best players were: Regina Bell, Cindy Newcomen, Rhiannon Aldous. The team: Rhiannon Aldous (GS), Cindy Hayes (GA), Regina Bell (WA), Kate Elliott (C), Amanda Akers (WD), Cindy Newcomen (GD), Lauren Cronk (GK), Ruby O'Dwyer (NS), Rachael Normington (NS), Molly Jarvie (NS), Chelsea Helder (NS). Belgrave. Goals: Kara Salmon 24, Naomi Hargreaves (22). Best: Danielle

Weisgerber, Naomi Hargreaves, Alexandra Gawley. Team: Kara Salmon (GS), Naomi Hargreaves (GA), Emily Winters (WA), Alexandra Gawley (C), Melissa Mattyhews (WD), Danielle Weisgerber (GD), Ruby Curtis (GK), Mikaela Vincent (NS), Jessica Weisgerber (NS), Rochelle Samuhel (NS). Quarter-by-quarter scores: Yea 10, 22, 36, 47 d Belgrave 12, 26, 36, 46. C-Grade: Kinglake 36 defeated Belgrave 32. The Lakers were ahead at every break. Kinglake goals were scored by Olivia Turner-Dickason (20) and Sally Ann Nott (16). Kinglake best players were Errin White, Sally Ann Nott, Kylie Butler. The team: Olivia Turner-Dickason, Sally Ann Nott, Errin White, Lauren McMahon, Stacey Chalmers, Carly Fowles, Kylie Butler, Rachel Chalmers, Amy Teodorovic.


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Our pets, God bless ’em

● Anthony Diprose

Sad passing of Anthony Diprose ■ Yea district people are mourning the passing of Anthony Diprose. His funeral was scheduled for yesterday (Tues.) at All Saints Anglican Church, Moree, 700-kms north-west of Sydney. Anthony and wife Rebecca were operators of Dippers Home Timber and Hardware, winning the organisation's Store of The Year award after just two years. Anthony was educated at Launceston Grammar School in Tasmania, then studied property valuation at RMIT. Anthony was best known in Yea through his work in property valuation, agricultural retail and livestock sales. He followed his grandfather, the late George Tull, of Frog Ponds Rd, Limestone, as representative of Alex Scott and Co. At Moree, Anthony was involved in many community activities, and was President of the Moree Racing Club. Anthony leaves wife Bec, and three young children.

■ Yea's October Country Market has been the venue for Yea's annual celebration of St Francis Day with a traditional Blessing of Pets Service. “Sadly, the Market Committee has had to call a halt to the markets for 2017, and many may be wondering what this may mean for their pets, says Fr Thomas Leslie. “St Luke's Anglican Parish is delighted to say that, in terms of its annual Blessing of Pets event, it is 'business as usual.” There will still be a Blessing of Pets Service at 11am on Saturday, October7 (the first Saturday in October), but this year the service will be meeting in the shady and historic setting of St Luke's churchyard (corner of Lyons St and Pelissier St). “Fr Thomas Leslie is looking forward to praying a blessing upon those feathered, furred, or finned friends who fill lifes with so much joy. “All are invited to

bring theirr pet cat, dog, iguana, horse, guinea pig, axolotl, goldfish, galah, cactus, or pet rock: or whatever their pet is.” “This is a community event, and like all St Luke's services, all are welcome, regardless of affiliation, denomination, gender, sexuality, creed, belief, or uncertainty," said Fr Thomas. To find out more about St Luke's, or how to become involved in this event, contact the Parish Office on 5797 2281.

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■ Yea Playgroup is wanting to get more members to come aboard. They currently have only four ongoing members and it is not financially viable. “Yea Playgroup is such a great social group for kids as well as parents and it would be such a shame for it to have to stop and future generations can not enjoy it,” says Paula Mullen

Registration Day

■ Yea Tigers Cricket Club is holding its Registration Day and Season Launch from 1pm this Sunday (Sept. 24) at the Yea Recreation Reserve for Milo in2Cricket, U12, U14, U16, A- and B-Grade.

● Brett Dean ■ Police are trying to find 36-year-old Brett Dean who is wanted on an outstanding warrant to arrest. He has previously lived in and around the Seymour area. If you see Brett, please call Triple Zero (000). If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact Seymour Police, phone 5735 0200, or www.crimestoppersvic.com.au ● From Page One

Kinglake wins C-Grade netball Belgrave. Goals: Monique Latorre (16), Megan Bull (14), Amy Spicer (2). Best: Rebeccah Clarke, Emily Bourke, Monique Latorre. The team: Monique Latorre (GS), Megan Bull (GA), Catherine Smith (WA), Rachael Clarke (C), Rebeccah Clarke (WD), Emily Spicer (GD), Emily Bourke (GK), Jessica Dare (NS), Stephanie Donnelly (NS), Amy Spicer (2). Quarter-by-quarter scores: Kinglake 11, 20, 28, 36 d Belgrave 9, 19, 24, 32.

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LOUD AND CLEAR

● The largest public meeting in Whittlesea since the Black Saturday fires was held at the Activity Centre in Laurel St last Wednesday night.

Whittlesea says: ‘Staff Our Station’ Ma Mayyor Kirkham wins applause

● City of Whittlesea Mayor, Cr Ricky Kirkham ■ “We actually need more police in the Whittlesea township,” said Cr Ricky Kirkham, to applause at the public meeting. Population levels in the City of Whittlesea were increasing by up to 10,000 annually, and were currently 215,000. The State Government needed to commit to current staffing levels at Whittlesea. The community needed to use the Triple Zero service when Police were needed. The Council would assist the local fight for greater policing ... “otherwise we will be marching to Parliament to demand it”. ● Police response times are not recorded in Victoria, said Sgt Gatt. ● One Kinglake resident asked if a return to the Black Saturday theme ‘You Loot, We Shoot’ was needed. ● ‘I’ve rarely seen the type of numbers that I see here today,’ said Police Association Secretary Wayne Gatt.

■ A crowd of about 400 people has sent a clear message to the State Labor Government about Whittlesea Police staff levels. The meeting, held on Wednesday night (Sep. 13) at the Whittlesea Activity Centre, determined to continue pressure on the Andrews Government to maintain or increase staff levels at the Church St station. Superintendent Mick Sheehan pledged to deliver a clear message back to Police Command that the public wanted more local officers, that there was a lack of confidence, that people felt unsafe, and that the community was looking for more. Whittlesea Police Station has 15 gazetted staff numbers, but actual member levels were as low as six, the meeting was told. Meeting Chairman, Pastor Steve Lepp, said these were the same levels set in 1990, when the township was much smaller. Cr Ricky Kirkham, Mayor of the City of Whittlesea, said local people felt unsafe in their own homes, and many were touched by crime. He said the meeting was the biggest in Whittlesea since the Black Saturday fires in 2009. Sen. Sgt. Glenn Parker, Officerin-Charge of Whittlesea Police Station, and his staff (many who attended in plain clothes), received a strong round of applause for their efforts in the community. Sgt. Wayne Gatt, Secretary of the Police Association, said pressure on the Police Executive, had resulted in two vacant positions becoming available again. Other police to attend the meeting were Inspector Andrew Falconer, Sen. Sgt. Wayne Cully and Sgt. Jason Gatt. Apologies for inability to attend were received from Police Minister Lisa Neville, Labor MLC Jacqueline Symes, Federal MHR Rob Mitchell (in Canberra)and Cr Emilia Sterjova.

Clear warning to YYan an YYean ean MP

● Newsagent Robyn Ritchie talks about crime in Whittlesea

● Danielle Green, MLA for Yan Yean (Labor) ■ State Member Danielle Green received disapproval from Wednesday’s public meeting when she took a political approach to questions. She criticised Mayor Cr Ricky Kirkham and Liberal MLC Wendy Lovell. Chairman Ps. Shane Legg had opened the meeting, saying that it was not to be about politics, or a criticism of the new Police Station at Mernda. Ms Green listed the Mernda station as one of her achievements whilst in Parliament. “We’re Whittlesea, not Mernda,” said one resident. “We’re not interested in Mernda,” said another. “Mernda, Mernda, Mernda, That’s all we’re hearing from you,” said a third. Another resident criticised Ms Green for being late arriving at the meeting. She had been at a longstanding engagement at Kilmore. Ms Green said that 400 people at a meeting was the best weapon she had at her disposal to make the point to other politicians that Whittlesea did not wish to see staffing levels diminished.


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● Cr Mary Lalios of Whittlesea City Council at the meeting ● From Page 7 ■ Pastor Shane Lepp, chairman, opened the meeting, saying that the gazetted numbers for Whittlesea Police Station since 1990 were one Senior-Sergeant, one Sergeant, and 12 officers. Today’s true level of staffing was one Senior-Sergeant, two Sergeants, eight officers (with four positions vacant), and a further two officers on Workcover leave. Until last week, the four vacant positions were not advertised. The Police Station was being manned by six officers, rather than 12. Officers on annual leave and sick leave were not being replaced. One officer was often on compulsory secondment to the Family Violence Unit, Ps Lepp said. Newsagent Robyn Ritchie said criminals’ knowledge of a lack of local Police presence had led to more risk. One business in Walnut St had installed roller shutters after five break-in attempts. Ms Ritchie said drug deals had taken place outside the Whittlesea Police Station in Church St when it was unmanned. True crime statistics were not being recorded, because only those offences phoned through to Triple Zero were counted. Generations of Whittlesea residents had been educated to only phone 000 in an emergency. Whittlesea businesswoman Celina Mott said she was walking her dog at 9am on a Sunday morning when she witnessed people in a car using a ‘crack’ pipe. Her phone call to Police was put through to the Mill Park station, but they did not have any staff to attend. It was a stolen car. “We are experiencing things that we haven’t experienced before,” said Ps. Legg. Supt. Mick Sheehan said that 45 extra Police will be based at Mernda when the new station opens this year. He said a 24-hour station required a Senior-Sergeant, Sergeant, and 28 officers.

● Mayor Cr Ricky Kirkham addresses the meeting ● Whittlesea residents packed the Activity Centre for Wednesday’s public meeting One resident said there was a more effective Police service in Whittlesea when a Senior-Sergeant lived in the residence next door to the Police Station: “You’d always get a response.” Another resident asked what were people supposed to do if they were under attack, or a home invasion was taking place. Supt. Sheehan said the first act was to look after their own self. Sen. Sgt. Glenn Parker said that local officers wanted to serve as best they could: “This community means a hell of a lot to them” He told the meeting that the current zone looked after by local members was Hunters Rd in the south, the Hume Hwy to the west, Mt Disappointment to the north, and Kinglake West. One Kinglake resident said that the mountain area was not always serviced by local police. Suspicious cars prowled local roads, and marks were put on buildings. The question was asked how the community and police work confidently together. No decision on changing staff levels at Whittlesea Police Station were to be made until assessments were made on operations at Mernda. - Report and photos by Ash Long, Editor ● Sen. Sgt. Glenn Parker with Danielle Green MLA Supt. Sheehan was asked about response times: “If you have an issue Triple Zero is the number to call.” Sgt Gatt, Police Association Secretary, said Whittlesea was clearly a strong community. He had lived in a similar regional community, and had been in command at a station. People wanted to be able to walk into a local police station: “We get that local communities want to come in to talk to us.” He said Whittlesea police members were “completely passionate” about the community, and watching their staff levels. Police Command had listened to elected representatives, and two vacancies were to be filled.

● Wendy Lovell MLC and meeting chairman Ps. Shane Lepp

● Superintendent Mick Sheehan pledged to share the contents of his email to Police Command with locals

Police Association joins the fight

● Sgt Wayne Gatt, Police Association Secretary ■ Police Association Secretary Sgt Wayne Gatt addressed Wednesday night’s meeting of concerned Whittlesea residents. “The Police Association Victoria welcomes the commitment by the Government and Victoria Police to immediately fill two vacant positions at Whittlesea Police Station,” Sgt Gatt said in a written statement. “Over the course of 2017, staffing at Whittlesea has been significantly depleted, with four positions not being filled. “This has impacted our members’ ability to provide the service their community deserves, and has come to expect. “The Association has, in recent weeks, expressed concerns in relation to plans by Victoria Police to reduce staffing at Whittlesea Police Station by half, to coincide with the forthcoming opening of the Mernda Police Station.” Sgt Gatt said this initial staffing commitment was an important step in ensuring the long-term sustainability of Whittlesea Police Station. “The Police Association acted on the concerns of its members at Whittlesea and the wider community, by lobbying Victoria Police to turn the tide of staffing cuts at Whittlesea,” he said. “We commend both the elected local representative for Whittlesea and Victoria Police command for their willingness to engage with us on this issue and to the commitment of Victoria Police to fill two of the vacant positions immediately. “This shows a genuine commitment to listen to the legitimate concerns of our members and the community. “We also acknowledge the dedication and passion of our members in Whittlesea, who refuse to sit quietly as their ability to protect and serve their community is compromised by the gradual erosion of resources.” Staffing at Whittlesea will be assessed after the new Mernda Police Station opens in late November.


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Govt. to foot bill for year at Rubicon ■ The Victorian State Government has stepped in to secure water and sewerage for the residents of Rubicon Village. Clare Kiely, Regional Director of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, says that the State Government will pay the $967 weekly payment for the first year necessary to start the service. “When that time expires, the Owners Corporation at the Village must take over payments. Ms Kiely wrote to residents: "On Friday, September 8, 2017, representatives from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Department of Education and Training, Goulburn Valley Water and Murrindindi Shire met with the VCAT Administrator, Richard Rohrtand Andrew Mattinson from Hamilton Murphy Pty Ltd to discuss the current situation and the concerns that have been raised. “From the details discussed at the meeting and in response to a range of concerns that you have raised directly with us for some time, we recognise that a resolution to the civil dispute in relation to the private provision of water and sewerage services is highly unlikely. “We have agreed that we (DELWP, DET, GVW andMurrindindi Shire)will work together with you in determining a long-term government solution that will guarantee a security of supply of water and sewerage. “There are many issues that need to be addressed and resolved, as outlined in the letter to you from the Administrator onAugust 28, 2017, before a long-term solution can be agreed upon. “In the interim, it is essential that a temporary arrangement be enacted so that water and sewerage supplies can be reinstated immediately. “To this effect, we have reviewed the short-

● An old ad for the Rubicon township term arrangement that the Administrator has developed, as outlined in his letter to you on August 28, 2017. “We have been advised that arrangement will cost the Owners Corporation $967 per week. “The short-term arrangement needs to be implemented and we have advised the Administrator that the Victorian Government will meet the costs of $967 per week for up to a maximum of 12 months. This would mean that the short-term arrangement would be at no cost to the Owners Corporation. If you would like to discuss this further, I would like to invite you to a community meeting that will be held at the Murrindindi Shire Council Chambers in Perkins St, Alexandra on Wednesday, September“20 at 10am," Ms Kiely said.

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Royal Mail wins national award

■ The Royal Mail Hotel, yea, was named winner of the Best Hotel Accommodation in the General Division in Monday night’s Awards for Excellence. The awards were held at the Royal Pines Resort in the Gold Coast, Queensland.

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High tea at Beaufort Manor ■ Beaufort Manor in Yea is staging a special event for Seniors Festival Week in October. There will be a sumptuous High Tea and a multimedia production written and performed by Christine Middleton, a tribute to her mother who along with a thousand other war brides, fiances and servicemen, sailed from the United Kingdom, to lands far away. There will also be an exhibition of historic weddings gowns from Val Borrie's extensive collection. The event will be held on Sunday, October 8, from 2pm-4.30pm. Tickets are $40 per person and bookings are essential by Monday, October 2.

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Yea’s flag: Premiers ‘87 ■ Yea Thirds blitzed its way to back-to-back premierships with a narrow 9.9-9.8 victory against Lancaster at Undera. Coach Stephen West was jubilant at the win, paying tribite to captain Paul Tunnis, who won the League’s Thirds best and fairest awards. Supporters made a run-through banner for the players: ‘Premiers Back to Back and That’s A Fact’.

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Getting in cosy with the Councillors ■ Alexandra's She Shed members presented Murrindindi Shire Councillors with handmade knee rugs to ensure they stay warm during the chilly Council meetings. Murrindindi Shire Mayor Cr Charlie Bisset said the Councillors just “love” the new rugs. "It can get really cold in both Yea and Alexandra Chambers and when speaking with the ladies one day, about ideas for their future

projects I may have suggested some 'knee rugs would be warmly welcomed by councillors '," she confessed. "They're such fabulous, bright and happy creations and we'd like to thank the ladies for their generosity, kindness and hard work. "Given the continuing chilly conditions, they'll certainly be getting plenty of use before next winter season too," Cr Bisset said.

■ “I do know somebody at one of the television stations,” said Cr Lyn Gunter, when Yea Shire wanted to contact metropolitan media, to push its case about the Cheviot railway tunnel. Planning Officer John Verreyt said contacdt had been made with The Herald, The Weekly Times, The Sun News-Pictorial and The Age. What response had there been, asked one Yea Councillor. “None that I know of,” replied Mr Verreyt.

Tourism precinct ■ Yea traders were due to meet to discuss that the township be declared a ‘tourim precinct’. Most traders were expected to attend the meeting. The Yea Development Committee had a bank balance of more than $10,000, we noted in our 1987 report.

Stars drop in ■ Television stars Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue were visitors to Yea, 30 years ago. The Neighbours stars purchased take-away food in the township.

$400,000 spend ■ The 1987 State Budget5 included a $400,000 expenditure item for a new primary school at Flowerdale. Whittlesea MLA Max McDonald said problems at the existing school had been brought to his attention. He arranged for Education Minister Ian Cathie to visit the school.

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New Dalgetys boss ■ Peter Barwick took over as Manager at Dalgetys Yea. He was educated at Wesley College, and obtained his auctioneer’s licence at age 21. He was formely at branches including Forbes and Scone.

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Kinglake’s worries ■ The Kinglake District Community Association called on the Yea Council to reject all mining applications in the area. Deidre Hawkins, President of the Association, said that the Mines Act was outdated and there was concern among local residents about proposed mining in the area.

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■ “We believe Yea has potential for being developede from the tourist point of view,” said Harcourt Long (no relation), project officer of the facilitation branch of the Department of Industry, Technology and Resources. He was guest of Yea Council, accompanied by local resident Rob McGregor of ‘Alma Downs’, Killingworth Rd.

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■ Ladies President Marie McKindley was in charge at the Yea Bowls Club seaso opening. Lois Lawson launched the kitty, and Shire President Cr David Lawson dispatched the first bowl for the season.


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Local Briefs W’sea blacked out

■ More than 1000 Whittlesea/Eastern Hill homes were hit with unplanned electricity outages on Monday (Sept. 18).

Fire amnesty

■ Murrindindi Shire Council has announce an ‘Amnesty Period”for burning off in all residential areas, in preparation for the upcoming 2017 - 18 fire season. From Sunday, October 1to midnight on Sunday, October 14, residents/landowners will be allowed to ‘burn off’ any vegetation material on their properties without obtaining a permit. If burning off within a residential area, fires must not be any larger than one metrein diameter and one metre in height. Residents burning off need to ensure that the smoke does not cause a nuisance to neighbouring properties. For those who do not wish to burn off, Council is offering residents free disposal of their household vegetation material at all Waste Transfer Station sites from September 30 until October 15. If you have any inquiries relating to open air burning please contact the Local Laws Unit on 5772 0376.

Tenders sought

■ Murrindindi Council is seeking tenders from suitably qualified contractors for the refurbishment of the Marysville and Triangle Arts and Culture Centre (currently the Marysville Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre).

Rate capping ■ Rural Councils Victoria will be among three local government associations presenting to the next public hearing on the Victorian Government’s rate capping policy. The public hearing will commence at 7pm tonight (Wed.) at Parliament House, Spring St, Melbourne.

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Bird Count next month ■ Murrindindi Shire residents young and old are being encouraged to become involved in this year's Aussie Backyard Bird Count being held from October 23-29. Murrindindi Shire Council's Portfolio Councillor for Natural Environment and Climate Change, Rebecca Bowles said: "Now in its fourth year, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs every October as a part of National Bird Week celebrations. "This event creates a snapshot of our bird populations at the same time each year. This provides vital information on how our local bird species are faring," Cr Bowles said. "The Aussie Backyard Bird Count provides an opportunity for everyone - from our kinder and school children, to our seniors and community groups to become citizen scientists for one week in October." Cr Bowles said last year's count in Murrindindi Shire saw 114 observers participate and submit 109 observation reports. Total time spent recording local birdlife was 34 hours and the number of birds recorded ranged from 4 to 274 per observer, averaging 66 birds each. A total of 3,578 individual birds from 113 species were observed and recorded during the week. Most common native species reported included: ■ Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

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What’s On Jazz Festival ■ Bringing together locals and visitors for its third year, the Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend will come alive on Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22. The award-winning festival is set to celebrate music, food, wine, and community. Programming highlights for this year’s festival include Russell Morris, Geoff Achison and the Soul Diggers, Lloyd Spiegel, Mike Rudd and his band Spectrum, The Tracey Roberts Quartet,Anita Harris, MamaAlto, Shirazz, Eva To Diva, Bo Jenkins, and many more. The three-day, weekend or daily Saturday and Sunday ticket holders will have access to one-hour workshops with blues guitar legends Geoff Achison and Bo Jenkins who will be teaching the ins and outs of the Blues Guitar. As an accomplished pianist with a reputation as performer, arranger, and accompanist for jazz ensembles and with vocalists, Miss Chief (Mama Alto) will enthral with an Interpreting Jazz Standards workshop demonstrating how to craft your own interpretations and unique versions of jazz standards. Jackson Four will be teaching how to impress audiences with a lesson in Stage Craft and Stage Presentation, and for those with no musical experience, Shirazz will teach Trad Jazz Collective Improvisation. Patrick Evans from Maton will be presenting the final workshop of the weekend The story behind the new Maton Guitars Blackwood Series discussing the development and processes involved in making of the guitar and the tonal qualities of the Blackwood timber they use that is grown in Marysville. At midday on Saturday join the festival performers and locals on Murchison St for a colourful performance of local expressions. Expect a succession of MG and other class cars along with the festival performers, and maybe even brass band section, and brightly coloured hats and banners. - Sarah Guppy

Council News Holiday programs ■ Murrindindi Shire Council's school holiday program has something for everyone aged from 12-25 years. Council is teaming with Kinglake's Ellimatta Youth Inc to provide day trips during the holidays (from September 25 to October 8) to Maroondah Mini Golf and Adventure Park, Watermarc indoor aquatic centre at Greensborough, Forest Adventures at the Kinglake Wilderness Camp and an Op Shop Tour from Greensborough visiting up to 10 shops. Murrindindi Shire Council CEO Margaret Abbey said these days were a great opportunity for the Shire's young people to enjoy a day out. "The main age groups we usually see getting involved in the holiday programs are the 12-14-year-olds," said Ms Abbey. "But they're designed for all ages and those outside that age bracket who come along will certainly have a great time. "It's a full day out, so parents who are working can drop their children off before work and then pick them up after their day is over. "So many parents these days work fulltime and they struggle to take time off to be with their children during school holidays, so these activities can take a bit of pressure off our families while still ensuring the young people can enjoy a day out in a safe, supervised environment with members of our team," Ms Abbey said. "We also have several drop-off and pickup points across the Shire - at Yea Community House, Alexandra Shire Office and Ellimatta Youth Inc in Kinglake - so young people from all over the Shire have access to these activities." Ms Abbey said the activities were designed to cater for all interests - for those with outdoors and sporting preferences, or those who prefer to get into shopping and the more creative activities. "Back by popular demand is our trip to the Maroondah Mini Golf and Adventure Park and an all-time favourite is the trip to the Watermarc indoor pool and play centre - the slides are apparently a big hit," she said. "Both boys and girls love our Op Shop tours, where this time they'll get to explore up to 10 op shops from Greensborough through to Kinglake, find themselves some bargains and have a heap of fun with some fashion design. "The Forest Adventures at Kinglake Wilderness Camp will be a huge day out. “The young people can get out into nature and tackle the forest's high ropes course, treetop walk and enjoy the zip line. “They can also develop their skills riding the mountain bike tracks, challenge themselves on the climbing wall or in the cargo nets and enjoy a picnic to keep them fuelled up for action." Ms Abbey urged families to book early to secure spots as numbers are limited particularly for those travelling from Alexandra and Yea. "I know our team leaders love these days with the young people," she said. "They will also be keen to talk to everyone during these trips to hear what they'd like to do for future outings and opportunities so they can get cracking and start planning them." The activities' dates and costs are: ■ Maroondah Mini Golf and Adventure Park - Tuesday, September 26 - cost: $17 ■ Watermarc - Wednesday, September 27 -- cost: $10 ■ Forest Adventures Kinglake Wilderness Camp - Tuesday, October 3 - cost $5 ■ Op Shop Tour - Wednesday, October 4 cost $5 Limited places are available. You can book your spot and pay online at www.ellimattayouth.org.au, or contact Amelia Slater on 0429 774 310.


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Timber: industry takes up the fight with Council ■ Murrindindi Shire Councillors committed a most extraordinary act at their May meeting at Yea this year. With little prior public consultation, and listening primarily to one side of the issue, Councillors voted with some haste to adopt a policy that supports the phasing out of native timber harvesting throughout the Shire. Council staff member Stuart McConnell, General Manager - Infrastructure and Development Services, noted at the time: “Council has met with VicForests, environmental stakeholders, other businesses and local landholders. “No consultation was undertaken specifically in preparation of the draft statement,” Mr McConnell said. The ‘Central Highlands’ statement, adopted that night at its 2¾hour meeting, called on the Victorian State Government to “phase out current native timber harvesting activities in the Central Highlands forests within the Murrindindi Shire, and in particular to cease harvesting in the Rubicon Valley”. Council observers say that people such as Rubicon Valley Horse Riding proprietor Ken Deacon, an opponent to timber harvesting in the area, have been particularly influential on the Council’s viewpoint In a video interview at Echo active.com, Mr Deacon talks of the effect that clear-fell logging has on his horse riding business. He is a proponent of the Great Forest National Park, being promoted by Friends of the Earth. The subject of native timber harvesting was raised at last week’s meeting of the Alexandra Traders and Tourism, including input from ex-Murrindindi Shire Mayor, Cr Margaret Rae. Cr Rae has been criticised for her views against native timber harvest-

‘No consultation was undertaken specifically in preparation of the draft statement’ - Stuart McConnell, Murrindindi Shire Council

● Mike Dalmau of Murrindindi Inc. ing through Murrindindi Shire. Similarly, other Councillors - few of who have a long-time association with the municipality - are being criticised for failing to understand the importance that the timber industry has within the Shire, in the past and present. An example is Dindi Sawmill, run since 2009 by Robin and Sue McKinnell. They employ 18 workers, with each family spending their income locally. The industry also involves other contractors providing transport, fuel, machinery and other supplies. Mrs McKinnell and Murrindindi Shire business heavyweights are expected to provide a 30-minute briefing for Council staff and Councillors today (Wed.) at a 4pm meeting to be held at the Shire chambers. Mike Dalmau, Chair of Murrindindi Inc., is due to present a business case supporting the ongoing operation of the timber industry in the Shire. Andrew Embling, President of

● Andrew Embling of Alexandra Traders & Tourism

● Gordon Simpson of I. & M. Simpson and Son

● The Rubicon-Alexandra timber tramway was opened on December 6, 1912.

Alexandra Traders and Tourism, says a number of timber industry heavy vehicles will be in Alexandra this afternoon (Wed.) to remind Councillors of the ongoing role that the timber industry still plays in the Murrindindi economy. Also behind the push for Council to withdraw its support for the ‘Central Highlands Statement’ is prominent regional fuel distributor, Gordon Simpson. Council and its Councillors would be foolish to ignore the input from these influential business people, Shire observers say. Alexandra, Yea, Murrindindi and Toolangi communities were built, in part, on the timber industry. Historian Norm Houghton, who authored Timber Mountain: A Sawmilling History of Murrindindi Forest 185-1950, notes that the timber resourcing has taken place since the 1890s. Yea and Healesville “acted as the focal points of the timber industry by supplying capital, labour and transport services”, Mr Houghton wrote in 1986. The timber industry has harvested mountain ash, messmate, grey gumand white gum on the hill slopes, and blackwood, beech, sassafras, silver wattle and musk came from the valleys. Yea sawmillers operated out of the Cheviot railway station, near the historic tunnel towards Molesworth. Output from the Murrindindi forest peaked during the early 1920s and 1940s. Turn To Next Page

● Dindi Sawmill is one of the largest private employers in Murrindindi Shire. This file photo was taken last year. Photo: Ash Long


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Special Report ● From Page 15 11 The importance of sawmills to Alexandra and region was highlighted at last week’s Traders meeting. Gould Sawmills had an annual log intake of 40,000 cubic metres, It was taken over by ITC in 2006. The firm, founded by Lloyd Gould, employed up to 80 people. Of the Yea industry, historian Norm Houghton commented: “The prosperity of the Yea district was dependent on a number of rural industries such as wool, meat and dairying, that gained ready acceptance of local wealth. “The timber industry was of equal importance since after 1900, but tended to be ignored because its presence was not obvious - being centred many miles from the town. “An industry of this size provided employment to many Yea families, with many benefits to the community,” Mr Houghton said. He records the earliest sawmill operators as: ■ John Foran from 1889, succeeded by Charles Dunning, at the head of Limestone Creek. ■ Vining Family, at Cheviot-Limestone. ■ David Wightman, whose company became North East Sawmill Co., later Jackson’s. ■ Jim McKenzie of Limestone. ■ Cheviot Sawmill Co., operated by G.W. Knott of Melbourne, with Michael Byrne of Yea. ■ Garner Bros. (Jim and James) of Cheviot. ■ Tratford and Henneberry, with their first mill at the Yea railway yard in 1916, then Molesworth, then at the Ault Beeac Creek at Murrindindi. They trook over the David and Reichter originally on the Murrindindi River near the ‘S’ Creek junction. ■ Byrne and Gracey (Jack Byrne and Herbert ‘Joe’Gracey) at Woodbourne, with a plant at Horseyard Creek, near Mt Despair. Steve Murray later went into partnership with Jack Byrne after Joe Gracey retired. ■ Melbourne Salvage Pty Ltd Sawmill with major Melbourne sawmillers including WilliamAngliss and H.V. McKay. ■ Murrindindi Sawmill Co., associated with John Tosh and A. Hickingbotham. ■ Mohican Sawmill Co., managed by Messrs. Webb and Garlick Bros. ■ Erica Hardwood Sawmill Co. ■ Crystal Creek Sawmill Co. managed by John Dunlop. ■ Hauser Mill, Murrindindi, succeeded by Simon.

able native logging industry is worth just $12 million. “If Labor fully understood the value of these forests for water, tourism, biodiversity and carbon storage the last thing they would do is spend tens of millions of taxpayers’ money on buying an unsustainable native forest timber mill. “The Heyfield timber mill processes wood from Mountain Ash forests listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation and Nature. “Labor will now log the endangered timber, sell the endangered timber and process the endangered timber,” said Mr Hill. - Ash Long

● Rubicon Valley Historic Area: situated within the Rubicon State forest, the Rubicon Valley Historic Area comprises of 1470 ha of State forest. The Rubicon Valley Historic Area has a long and rich history, with timber harvesting and hydro-electricity generation being the major human influences on the forest over the last century. Both activities remain significant to the area today.It is the site of the first Victorian hydro- electric power scheme. The Rubicon scheme, completed in 1929, consists of four power stations and associated dams, aqueducts and pipelines. During the 1930s, the scheme contributed about one-fifth of Victoria’s electricity needs. While still in operation today, its contribution to meeting the State’s energy needs is now small. A network of wooden tramways connected the sawmills to the edge of the forest. A 2ft gauge steel tramway connecting Rubicon forest to the township of Alexandra carried the sawn timber by steam engine, then in 1935, by diesel engine. These two diesel engines, the first Victorian built diesel locomotives, have been restored and are in operation at the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum. Many of the former mill sites and associated tramways are still apparent in the forest today, and several have now been added to the Victorian Heritage Register. - Victoria For Everyone website

‘An industry of this size provided employment to many Yea families, with many benefits to the community’ - Norm Houghton, historian As the matter again comes before Council, the State Government has purchased the Heyfield mill. “The Andrews’s government purchase of the ailing Heyfield timber mill should now complete the transition out of native forests into plantations,” said environment group Friends of the Earth. “The purchase of the mill gives the government an opportunity to de-

● Cambarville Mill, Marysville.

cisively act to protect forests and prevent the extinction of endangered wildlife. “The next step is to urgently complete the transition of the logging industry out of native forests and into plantations and create the Great Forest National Park,” said Friends of the Earth campaigner Ed Hill. “A recent study by the Australian National University shows the economic value of the Central Highlands forests, where the Heyfield mill’s wood comes from, is immense. “The forests within the proposed Great Forest National Park add $310 million of economic value to the state's water supply and $260 million to tourism, while the unsustain-

● Ken Deacon of Rubicon Valley Horse Riding

Central Highlands Statement adopted by M’dindi Council ■ Murrindindi Council adopted the ‘Central Highlands Statement’at its May 2017 meeting: “Murrindindi Shire Council is concerned about the impact of current timber harvesting on the landscape, biodiversity and a range of other current and future uses of Victoria’s Central Highlands forests, particularly in the Rubicon Valley. “The Council is also concerned about the future of businesses in the Murrindindi Shire that rely on timber harvesting – an industry in transition. “Following Murrindindi Shire Council’s ‘Have Your Say’ survey, we know preserving the natural environment of Murrindindi Shire and supporting our economy are top priorities for our communities. “The Council calls on the Victorian Government to: • Phase out current native timber harvesting activities in the Central Highlands forests within the Murrindindi Shire, and in particular to cease harvesting in the Rubicon Valley pending resolution of the best approach for the future protection and use of these unique areas; and • Invest now to assist in industry transition and ensure that communities reliant on timber harvesting can continue to be part of a thriving economy in the future, including transition to alternative, plantation-base timber supply. “The Victorian Government made an election commitment to establish an Industry Taskforce to provide leadership on the future issues facing the forest industry, and protection of our unique native flora and fauna. There is a lack of clarity about when or if this process will deliver a clear direction for the future of forest management. “It is only appropriate that the continued harvesting in the Central Highlands Forests, and particularly current substantial harvesting underway in the Rubicon Valley, cease until a clear future direction for forest management is established. “Council is also opposed to any harvesting in old growth forest and urges the Victorian Government to act quickly to preserve these forests. “The timber harvesting and processing sector is in transition and no more so than in Murrindindi Shire. “Following the 2009 fires, the available timber resources will not support continued harvesting at the level and using the approaches employed historically. “Murrindindi Shire Council recognises concerns that continuing to do so is causing damage to our environment. It is also undermining the range of uses of our forests that underpin the economy of the Murrindindi Shire and limiting possible alternative uses of the forests, including for tourism and recreation purposes. “The last 10 years that has seen a major reduction in the number of timber processing facilities operating in Murrindindi Shire with a commensurate reduction in employment in the sector. “While Council continues to support local businesses involved in timber processing, saw logs are largely transported out of Murrindindi Shire for processing. “As a result, Murrindindi Shire communities bear the adverse impacts of harvesting activities (for example, impacts on roads and other uses of state forests, visual impacts on the landscape) but do not share fairly in the economic returns. “While change is occurring, currently the timber industry and associated businesses continue to be important employers in Murrindindi Shire. “Timber resources in the region are limited and continued harvesting at current levels will see these exhausted in coming years. “Investing in a new, sustainable future for this region is critical, including a transition to plantation-based timber supply. “Now is the time for the Victorian Government to invest in the necessary transition for this sector, rather than waiting for changes in the sector to impact adversely on local communities before acting. “Further delays will also negatively impact on future options involving alternative forest uses which could assist with this transition and help bolster the local economy. “Murrindindi Shire Council stands ready to work together in partnership with a Victorian Government that is ready to invest in a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable region. “Local government has been excluded to date from the process for determining the future management of the Central Highlands forests. This is unacceptable. “Murrindindi Shire Council looks forward to a positive response to its continued efforts to meet to discuss these issues with Victorian Government ministers to advance this critical issue for the future economic prosperity of the Shire.”


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Directors visit Ramada, WeHo ■ Hi everyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.

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Creative minds meet ■ International hotelier Alan Johnson caught up with two of Australia's leading international film directors at the Ramada Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood. Michael Rymer is well known for his brilliant work on Battlestar Galactica, Queen of the Damned, In Too Deep, Deadline Gallipoli and more recently Picnic at Hanging Rock. Rod Hardy started his journey with Crawford Productions and has directed Daniel Radcliffe in December Boys and is soon to direct a mysterious French-Australian movie which is very top secret. Alan Johnson always supports Australians who are giving it a red-hot go in Hollywood.

● Michael Rymer, Alan Johnson and Rod Hardy at the Ramada Hotel and Suites, West Hollywood

Stars on hurricane telethon ■ Beyoncé leads a roster of big-name celebrities who've signed on to help raise money to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in a live telethon. George Clooney, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey were just a few of those set to appear during Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief yesterday (Tues., Sept. 12). The one-hour special will air at 8pm ET across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CMT. The benefit will also feature Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Blake Shelton and country superstar George Strait. Proceeds from the event will be donated to several charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston, including the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

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■ Now here's something to really jump up and down on the couch for. Hollywood's worst-kept romantic secret the relationship between Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes is finally out of the bag, after the couple was photographed walking hand in hand on the beach in Malibu on Labour Day, wearing matching fedoras no less. They have repeatedly denied they are in a relationship over the past few years, despite incessant rumours and frequent sightings of them together. ■ Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost were spotted at Nick & Toni's holding hands and enjoying a late-night dinner, and Billy Joel with Gov. Andrew Cuomo were dining outside. ■ Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin are definitely a couple, according to spies who saw them together on the beach at Soho House in Malibu on Sunday. One witness said: "They spent all day together on the beach and at Soho House's Little Beach House. It definitely looked like a date, or the early stages of a romance. They were laughing and having a good time." ■ Don't expect George and Amal Clooney to expand their brood anytime soon. "I'm 39," Amal told The Hollywood Reporter with a firm shake of her head when asked if she wanted more kids with her Oscar-winning husband. "I already had them quite late." Despite rumours that George, 56, and Amal used fertility treatments to conceive their twins, Ella and Alexander, the Suburbicon director insists that Amal's pregnancy was a surprise to them both and that her pregnancy with twins was an outright shock at Amal's ultrasound. ■ Fun-loving movie star Cuba Gooding Jr. surprised a group of beautiful bikini-wearing women when he joined them in a spa hot tub. Spies said that the American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson star was alone relaxing at the Great Jones Spa in Soho in NYC when he saw the women having a "girls' night" and decided to jump in their jacuzzi. Cuba was there alone and joined the girls night out. ■ Actor Orlando Bloom was seen at the annual Malibu Chilli Cook-off . Pharrell Williams was at Public Kitchen in NYC with his wife Helen Lasichanh, Warren Buffett was spotted celebrating his 87th birthday at Smith & Wollensky in NYC with a group of charity donors. Bill and Hillary Clinton were at at the 1770 House in East Hampton.

Agent to the rescue ■ Top UTA agent Jeremy Barber saved a woman from choking to death during a flight headed back to LA from the Telluride Film Festival. Barber, a partner in the agency with clients including Anthony Hopkins, Don Cheadle, Sigourney Weaver, Noah Baumbach and Julian Fellowes, was on the same Delta shuttle that's been transporting stars such as Christian Bale and Natalie Portman to and from the remote Colorado town. As Barber boarded the starry flight, he helped a woman stow her overhead bag but there was trouble later when the same woman, who was sitting directly in front of him, started choking, she was about to die. It was not good. People were freaking out, he really saved her life.

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Birthday for cars

■ The year 1886 is considered to be the birth of the modern car. In that year, German inventor Carl Benz built a modern automobile called the Benz Patent-Motorwagen. ■ Sir Alec Guinness warned James Dean one week before he died not to get into his new Porsche 550 Spyder or "You'll be dead in it by this time next week." ■ There are currently more than one billion cars on the earth. ■ The United States has more cars than any other country in the world, at 300 million. China comes in a distant second, at 78 million. ■ Holding a remote car key to your head doubles its range because the human skull acts as an amplifier.

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■ If you are considering a move to Los Angeles or just coming over for a holiday then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the Melbourne Observer and The Local Paper. Please mention 'Melbourne Observer' when you book and you will receive the 'Special Rate of the Day'. Please contact: Joanna at info@ramadaweho.com Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood

Richard’s big legal bills ● Marty Rhone ■ One of our great Aussie singers of the 60s and 70s with hits like Denim & Lace and A Mean Pair of Jeans has signed a worldwide personal management deal with CMP Management, a division of Countdown Motion Pictures. Marty is in the recording studio with famed record producer David Holman to record his new country album, which is slated for release early 2018. "We are very excited to have Marty on our celebrity roster," said CEO Gavin Wood in Hollywood yesterday. That's me folks and I have known Marty since 1974 when I used to play his songs on the radio, so we go right back to the relic rack. It is going to be an incredible journey.

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■ Fitness guru Richard Simmons's lawsuit against the National Enquirer is officially over and Simmons is looking at a huge legal bill, we're told. Simmons sued the newspaper in May for claiming that he is transitioning into a woman. Over the weekend, LA Judge Gregory Keosian rubberstamped his decision to dismiss the enigmatic fitness guru's case, arguing that it's not defamatory to say someone is transgender. Simmons is now on the hook for the legal expenses of the National Enquirer, which sources say could run into "hundreds of thousands of dollars."


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FILM: KONG - SKULL ISLAND: Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy. Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman. Year: 2017. Rating: M. Length: 120 Minutes. Stars: **** Verdict: Set in the early 1970's of the Nixon era and the height of the Vietnam conflict, a secretive team of explorers and soldiers travel to a mysterious uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of a myriad of creatures, including the mythic and legendary King Kong. Big budget B-grade creature-feature yarn is a thrilling "Jurassic Park" meets "The Lost World" (1925-1960) meets "The Land Time Forgot" meets "Apocalypse Now" adventure-thrill ride filled with wildly over-the -top action and throwaway humour! Breathtaking filming locations include Queensland, Vietnam and Hawaii with top notch production values and startling CGI effects, and the outstanding cast including Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, the scene-stealing John C. Reilly and John Goodman are all in top form. Forget the pot-holes or logic, this creature-feature, along with few others, is well and truly a worthy addition to a formula that startled audiences as far back as 1925 with "The Lost World." Killer '70s soundtrack includes David Bowie, The Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, Black Sabbath and Creedence Clearwater Revival ... and lined with plenty of "Easter Eggs" for film buffs and fans of the genre! And watch right through the end credits. FILM: LIFE: Genre: Science Fiction Adventure-Horror-Thriller. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds. Year: 2017. Rating: MA15+ Length: 104 Minutes. Stars: ***1/2. Verdict: Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from a Mars probe that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet, but as the crew begin to conduct research, a life form emerges that could prove more intelligent than anyone ever expected. A crackling sci-fi, adventure, horror, thriller that pays homage to its origins with nail-biting thrills and chills thanks to a smart and lean screenplay, taut direction, claustrophobic setting, solid performances from a top notch cast and a creature that is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Clearly inspired by such greats as "IT! The Terror From Beyond Space" (1958), "Event Horizon" (1997), "Gravity" (2013), and most of all, Ridley Scot's ground-breaking "Alien" (1979) ... with a touch of "The Twilight Zone" for good measure. This knows exactly what it is doing, where this has been before and exactly where you it's going, and you would be doing yourself an injustice if you didn't take the journey. FILM: DUNKIRK: Genre: Drama/History/War. Cast: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee. Year: 1958. Rating: PG. Length: 134 Minutes. Stars: **** Verdict: Top notch dramatization of the British Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary home rescue seaborne evacuation by British civilians that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany. Exciting and unforgettable recreation of one of history's most defining and heroic moments. Outstanding cast of British veterans all excel, along with taut and respectful direction by Leslie Norman (The Night My Number Came Up) and intelligent screenplay by David Divine and W.P Lipscom. Ranks along with such British WWII classics as "Reach For The Sky," "The Dam Busters," "Sink The Bismarck," "In Which We Serve" and "The Cruel Sea," to name a few. Thrilling and poignant all the way, and a wonderful tribute to those heroic civilian boat owners who helped save a nation and change the course of the war!

Rourke’s Reviews: Okja, To The Bone

● Paul Dano and Steven Yeun help a very unusual friend in the unique Okja, now streaming on Netflix. ■ Okja (M). 120 minutes. Now ror, and adventure, and backs it up with a first-class production. streaming on Netflix. The cast are terrific, with After suffering at the hands of notorious U.S. producer Harvey Swinton, Ahn, and especially Dano Weinstein with his previous film particular standouts. Okja herself is an impressive Snowpiercer, which was cruelly held back from release for nearly creation, and the special effects two years while the two locked bringing her to life are outstanding. Okja is great entertainment, but horns over what should be final cut, director Bong Joon-ho’s follow-up it is that rare beast that offers viewfeature arrives with no such ers something to think about amongst all the excitement, trouble. A Netflix production, Okja humour, and drama. RATING - **** proves to be the exact opposite, available quickly to everyone via To The Bone (MA). 107 minutes. the popular streaming format. The story centres around young Now streaming on Netflix. Though not as confrontational or teenager Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun), who along with her grandfather hard-hitting as it could have been, Hee-bong (Byun Hee-bong), live a To The Bone is generally free of simple life on a farm located in the cheap melodramatics and a TV scenic mountains of South Korea. movie-of-the-week approach. The film introduces us to Ellen Amongst the usual chickens is a very unusual creature, a massive (Lily Collins), a young woman who has been suffering from anorexia super-pig named Okja. Sent there by the Mirando Cor- nervosa for a number of years now. poration, Okja is one of 26, sent to Recently kicked out from a rehavarious destinations around the bilitation centre, the latest in a long world as part of a competition to line of medical institutions who have raise the biggest and best super-pig, tried to help her, Ellen is accepted and if selected, will represent the into another, run by radical doctor company’s latest line of tasty meat William Beckham (Keanu Reeves). products. Here the combative newbie is When the intelligent creature is selected the winner by wacky TV introduced to her latest group of felpresenter ‘Dr’ Johnny Wilcox (Jake low patients, which include Brit Gyllenhaal), she is unceremoni- Luke (Alex Sharp), Megan (Leslie ously trucked to Seoul headquar- Bibb), Anna (Kathryn Prescott), and ters, but as such attracts the atten- Pearl (Maya Eshet), all of whom tion of an animal rights group headed suffer from the same disorder to by Jay (Paul Dano), who want to varying degrees. During her stay, living under free Okja from her corporate capsome unconventional rules, Ellen tors. Unimpressed with all this nega- will have the face her own fears tive attention is company CEO and addiction, while also slowly Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), opening up to those around her, who who is slowly watching the perfect all want to conquer this crippling affliction. marketing strategy slip away. Writer/director Marti Noxon In the middle of all this is Mija, who wants her best friend back and (who penned I Am Number Four and the 2011 Fright Night remake) returned safely home. Bong (Memories Of Murder / thankfully underplays proceedings, Mother / The Host) combines a and doesn’t unnecessarily exploit number of different genres to tell the physical appearance of her his story, and confidently moves characters for cheap shock value. from comedy, drama, satire, hor- A former anorexia sufferer .

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■ My late brother Jack had a favourite song and that was the Jim Reeves version of He'll Have To Go - it is also a favourite of mine. James Travis Reeves was born in his family home in Galloway, Texas, a small rural community near Carthage in 1923. He was the youngest of eight children and in his teenage years Jim won a scholarship to the University of Texas. He became a professional baseball player until an injury forced him to quit and try something else. He attempted to enlist in the Army during 1943 but was rejected due to health reasons. In 1947 Jim met Mary White at a dance and they were married the day after he proposed. He began working as a radio announcer on a local radio station and occasionally sang songs on air. When a performer failed to arrive for an appearance on the popular Louisiana Hayride country music show Jim was asked to step in at short notice. In later years Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis had their start on the same show.) Jim began his recording career as a country singer in 1949 and also composed his own songs. He became known as Gentleman Jim. His early hit songs included I Love You (a duet with Ginny Wright), Mexican Joe and Bimbo which reached number one on the US country charts in 1954.

Whatever Happened To ... Jim Reeves

By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM

He developed a new style of singing over the course of his career. Jim said: "One of these days I'm gonna sing like I want to sing!" So, he decreased his volume and used the lower registers of his singing voice with his lips nearly touching the microphone. With the endorsement of his producer Chet Atkins, he used this new style in a 1957 recording, a demo song of lost love - titled Four Walls. The song not only went to number one on the country music charts, but also went to number eleven on the popular music charts. Jim Reeves was instrumental in creating a new style of country music which used violins and lusher background arrangements and soon

● Jim Reeves became known as the Nashville Sound. During the 1960s Jim had some great hit songs with Distant Drums, Welcome To My World and his best song the Joe Allison composition He'll Have To Go. During the early 1960s Jim was more popular in South Africa than Elvis Presley and recorded several albums in the Afrikaans language.

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He never came to Australia but toured Britain and Ireland between his tours of South Africa and Europe. His version of Adios Amigo was selected Song of The Year in Norway in 1964. Jim was given a Gold Record for the song at a concert in Oslo. In his last recording session for RCA Victor he sang: Make the World Go Away, Missing You Is It Really Over? and I Can't Stop Loving You Jim Reeves trained as a pilot in 1963 and once qualified he flew as often as he could. In July 1964, Jim flew his plane to view some property with his pianist and manager, Dean Manuel. Although the weather was bad, he chose to return home and his aircraft crashed seven miles outside Nashville, killing them both instantly. His wife took control of the rights to his songs and managed them up till her death in 1999 Mary re-released Jim's recordings and kept him in the US country charts for 15 years after his passing. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on radio The Time Tunnel - on Remember When Sundays at 9.10pm on 3AW That's Entertainment - 96.5FM Sundays at 12 Noon 96.5FM is streaming on the internet. To listen, go to www.innerfm.org.au and follow the prompts.

Racing: it’s Egg Tart, no yoke ■ Classy mare Egg Tart appears to be the one to beat in the upcoming Epsom Handicap in Sydney on September 30. At her first run since June, when she won the Queensland Oaks over 2200 metres she finished hard behind another good galloper, Deploy, in the 1300 metres Theo Marks Stakes, a distance not suited to her staying prowess. Egg Tart is being quoted in early markets around the $6 mark, and the 1600 metres of the Epsom"mile" will be more to her liking, but her speciality is around the 2000 metre mark, like the two Oaks she won in convincing fashion. She has now had only eight starts, for six wins a second and a third, all in first class events. Prepared by top trainer, Chris Waller, she has been entered down the track for the Caulfield Cup and may run in the Melbourne Cup. She is by the Golden Slipper winner, Sebring, who is taking all before him at stud, from an American bred mare, Mrs Windsor. A good number of top class horses have been nominated, if they all go around. On the second line of betting is a consistent galloper, Happy Clapper, who won in good style taking out the Tramway Stakes at Randwick over 1400 metres, and is always capable of an upset, the 1600 metres of the Epsom will suit him down to the ground. The son of Teofilo ran a great second to It's Somewhat in the Doncaster over a mile (1600) metres, that will suit him down to the ground and a definite danger to the star mare, Egg Tart. He has won eight of his 26 starts with eight minor placings. Tom Melbourne since being transferred to racing in Sydney is racing well without winning, and will be in it for a long way. On the next line is the good mare, Foxplay, a stablemate of the champion Winx, to whmo she ran a gallant second in the Warwick Stakes, where she only went down by a long neck after Winx missed the start by four lengths. Foxplay is being quoted at $11.00 and will be in the firing line for long time.

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with Ted Ryan An interesting nomination is that of former international galloper, Brave Smash, who is now with leading trainer, Darren Weir, who hadn't won a race for some time, but is starting to certainly hit his straps after two runs in Australia. His second in the Regal Roller, was a ripper after being forced wide for most of the trip over 1200 metres. He was sent out a short priced favorite in the listed Bendigo Bank Stakes over 1200 metres at Moonee Valley, but after a tough trip proved too good to win narrowly, but well. After the race, Darren Weir, said he was happy he won, but he has got a long way to go, but there is plenty of improvement in him. Another up and comer with a big chance is Vega Magic, who won the Memsie Stakes in great fashion, and is a constant improver. In the care of leading trainers, David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, they have a big opinion of the galloper. The five-year-old gelding will be suited by the distance of the 1600 metres as long as he can handle the reverse way of galloping in Sydney. Others with chances include, the smart Comin' Through, from the Chris Waller camp, is good and has proved that so far in all his starts in his short career. Waller has a big opinion of him. Then there is the former international

horse, Tosen Stardom, now with Darren Weir, who has proved himself in top company and like Chris Waller, Darren has put a big rap on the former Japanese galloper. He will be right in it, if the stable decides to go that way. Another smart type is Sydney star, Deploy, a five-year-old gelding, with the powerful Gerald Ryan stable at Rosehill. From his 15 starts he has won eight, with five seconds and a third, with his only unplaced run was a good fourth behind Burning Passion in the Healey Stakes in Queensland. So he has picked up prizemoney at every one of his races. ■ The Victorian Labor Government has made a $1.6 million investment in a world-class Drug Testing Laboratory to fight against performance enhancing drugs. The Racing Analytical Services Limited Laboratory at Flemington, which carries out more than 50,000 tests per year from race horses and greyhounds, will receive the funding boost in sophisticated new machinery and equipment to remain at the cutting edge of drug screening in Australia and internationally. RASL takes blood, hair and urine samples, to test for different banned substances, including peptides, proteins and cobalt. The laboratory is one of only five in the world that meets strict drug testing expertise standards recommended by the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities. Victoria's racing industry, across thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing, has increased its testing by more than 50 per cent over the past three years. A total of 14,140 samples were taken during the 2016-17 thoroughbred racing season and analysed for prohibited substances, with 3468 blood and urine samples analysed during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. This includes as average of 50 per cent of starters across metropolitan meetings being test during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. The Victorian racing industry sustains 26,500 full-time jobs and generates more than $2.8 billion to the State economy each year.

OK. With John O’Keefe New show for Seven

■ The 'Cannonball Challenge' is coming to the Seven Network. The show is competition based with condtstants doing weird and crazy antics in a swimming pool. It has shades of the Ninja series that Nine ran not so far back, but more bizaare. Former Pommie cricketer Freddie Flintoff hosted the series in the UK, so don't be surprised if he bobs up in the Aussie shows . Commencement date is yet to be announced.

Aydam, Justin impersonator

■ Elvis has thousands of look alikeimpersonators - there's a King in almost every city in the world. Currently doing the rounds with floorshows around Melbourne is Aydam Calafiora. Adam is a look alike, sound alike Justin Bieber. His caberet show Bieber Experience comes complete with a team of dancers. Aydam has worked his way up from Young Talent Time and now aged 17 years of age he has a few years to go before he loses the teenie bopper image .

Nicole’s new sports show

■ Nicole Livingstone has come up trumps as presenter of a new ABC sports show of a Friday night. Nicole is no stranger to TV or sports - she has represented Australia at three Olympics, compered The Project in 2013 , was awarded an OAM and won silver in the swimming at the Olympics. Is there anything our Nicole can't do ?

Position vacant

■ Word on the street is that funnyman Will Anderson will fill the vacancy on Triple M's brekky show left by Mick Molloy who moves to Drive. Anderson is a nAFL tragic and would join Eddie Everywhere and Luke Darcy .

Fresh gigs for Rusty

■ Russell Crowe and the boys in his band 'Indoor Garden Party' are lined up to perform later this month in the UK. Another expat making news is Keith Urban who has hinted he may not be available for the judging panel for American Idol 2018 . After four years involvement Keith has plenty on and Idol is not on his Wish List.

Simon Owens scammed

■ 3AW’'s evening presenter Simon Owens recieved a text message on his phone. Caller claimed to be from the Australian Taxation Office, chasing back taxes and he was about to be frog marched to the nearest jail. Our law abiding Simon smelt a scammer and promptly deleted the threatening message. Scammers are alive and active and being more creative than ever, so be careful of fake invoices for toll charges, and invoices from Aussie Post.


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Country Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Bluegrass Festival

■ More than 20 award-winning acts will descend on the picturesque Kinglake Ranges for the Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival. The Appalachian Heaven String Band. Davidson Brothers, Clandestiny, Coolgrass and many more performers will entertain music lovers from October 13-15. A weekend full of great atmosphere, country hospitality and unique musical riches is being promised. More info: fmbluegrass.com.auGood Friday Appeal.

Gary’s Laka tour

■ Narre Warren veteran country artist Gary Ellis has just returned from a successful promotional visit to Sri Lanka. The Man In The Hat, as he is affectionately known, and now Australian Country Music Hands Of Fame inductee, had numerous TV and radio gigs whilst there. No doubt, Gazza has left a lasting impression with the Lankan music loving public if the Youtube interviews are anything to go by.

Danny’s new album

■ Melbourne's Danny Stain has moved one step closer to his debut album In Another Time. His new single release, Miss You And Goodnight is already getting airplay through the community radio networks around the country. Danny will be embarking on a national tour in early 2018. More info at www.dannystain.com - Rob Foenander

Garden Expo at Yea this weekend ■ Jim and Glenys Osborne from the Rotary Cub of Yea, leading a committee of 10, have been working tirelessly to make this year's Garden Expo a bigger and better event than last year. The Expo, which will be held at the racecourse over the coming weekend (Sept. 23-24), will feature every type of garden related display. Entry is $5, children under sixteen and parking are free. The Expo will be open from 10am until 4pm both days. There will be trees and plants of every kind, , garden tools and equipment, garden ornaments and furniture. A speakers' program will be running over the two days with experts on a diverse range of subjects - from the garden at Delatite Station, to how to look after your chooks. After chook expert Maria McCarter's presentation, there will be an auction of some of her specialty birds conducted by local auctioneer Ryan Sargeant. The Rotary Club of Yea will be offering a big selection of preloved garden books at their book stall, and members of the Yea Garden Club will be on hand to help with your selection. Exhibitors will be set up among the trees at the racecourse, and there are plenty of seats where visitors can sit and rest and enjoy the view, or sustain themselves with food and drink selected from any

of the 12 vendors who are specialising in refreshments. Inside the clubhouse, members of the Yea Wetlands will offer a sitdown meal. Rotarians will be presenting gourmet sausages and hamburgers. This event is important for Rotary and for Yea. Thanks to the Local Paper Editor Ash. Long for his support of the Expo. www.yeagardenexpo.com.au - Janet Hubbard

Getting the jump on roos

● Pat Sichlau has organised the speakers’ program.

Observations

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■ The Andrews Government should make Victoria’s kangaroo pet food scheme ongoing and extend it to include deer, Euroa MLA Steph Ryan said this week. Ms Ryan told Parliament that landholders in the Strathbogie Ranges had reported seeing deer on their properties. “Deer are a pest animal that do enormous damage to the environment,” Ms Ryan said. ““They have already become well established in areas including Tatong and the Victorian high country but we need to act quickly to stop them inhabiting areas like the Strathbogie Ranges.” Appropriately licensed shooters could help control the spread in a measured and regulated way.

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5. Big Mick. 4. Mc Feast Day. 3. Pope-a-Chino. 2. Mc Miracle. 1. "Do you want Friars with that?"


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GARNET BAILEY 5799 2007 ALL HOURS Offering a caring and professional service throughout the Mitchell and surrounding Shires A LOCAL, WHO KNOW S LOCAL NEEDS

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Yea enters the post-WWII period ■ A white mushroom cloud rising above a Japanese city, Hiroshima, and another three days later above Nagasaki, resulted in the total surrender of Japan on August 14, 1945. The war was over, but it had been six hard years, temporarily deprving the area of many of its menfolk. The stationing of many land army girls throughout the Shire and the assistance of the Deputy Director of Manpower helped all unnecessary operations and services through unimpaired. The period 1938-48 had been the driest experienced so far this century and it began with the 14.23 inches fall for 1938, followed by 38.49 inches for 1939, the highest and lowest falls so far recorded for this century. This was followed up by five years of consistently low rainfall which had resulted in the complete disappearance of feed throughout the area. There is little wonder that the patrolmen who lived and patrolled the roads in their area complained of the inability to obtain feed for their horses.

Peace and Progress

■ The Churchillian England, which had been through the “darkest hour” and had evaded “a neckwringing” at the hands of the Germans, had shown tremendous tenacity and courage. She had won the war, but had lost the battle, but in doing so had won the lasting respect of her Empire. A Council resolution urging the Government to “reduce the food ration in Australia so that it can and will send more food to Britain”. The Country Women’s Association sent many food parcels to women’s institutions is England and Scotland. An ex-prisoner of war had even been adopted and food parcels were sent to him regularly each month. Such was the fervent support for the Mother Country. Yea could not forget she had lost a number of her budding youth in the theatres of the war, she was however prepared to accept a compromise - peace. Council minutes reflect little of the enthusiasm of the population as a whol;e; the Council was enthusiastic and so were the members of the Advance Yea Society. Efforts to better the community always brought the residents rallying to the cause. An infant welfare group had been set up between the Shires of YeaAlexandra, Mansfield and Healesville - this district’s branch being located in the Free Library. A car had also been purchased for the use of the Shire. Works program for the year 1946 included the plantation through the town being cleared, “with the exception of a few selected specimens” and ploughed; the calling of tenders for the snagging of the Yea River. The new era was being entered upon with a progressive outlook at the Park Committee, the controlling body of the recreation grounds, had submitted a plan of proposed works estimated to cost £10,325. The Council approved of such works and would vote a sum of £500

● Yea township, viewed from The Parade, circa 1938. Photo: E.W. Roediger Greater Yea for the municipality: “A or an extra farthing on the General lations in 1947. A further report on the financing Yea in which new industries were Rate. The Council also considered the a local library service with the prob- established, a largely increased popuerection of a new Shire Hall at an able cost of two shillings per head of lation and a town that was progressappropriate cost of £16,000, which population. Victory Day celebrations ing, instead of stagnating”. A Committee was appointed tol would require a loan of £12,000 from were held in May, 1946, and the Shire presented to return servicemen 315 investigate the matter in co-operathe then Shire Hall. tion with the Yea Rehabilitation AsThe site was to be located be- certificates. The Shire had certainly provided sociation and the Advance Yea Astween The Crescent and the Bowlsociation, and that a representation ing Green, which would be on the its fair share of service personnel. The Council was also responsible be made to the Minister for State site of the Comfort Station. It was hoped to entice the Depart- in having an honour board erected in Development with a view to having ment of Agriculture and the Lands the Shire Hall listing all the service industry established in Yea. As a direct result, an interest was to take offices in the proposed build- personnel from the Shire. An item which showed the es- shown by Middendorp Electriocal ing, this getting a contribution to the teem the Advance Yea Association Co. with whom negotiations were cost of the building. A motion that the “question of (formerly the Yea Progress Associa- made. However, negotiations ran on for building a new hall be deferred for tion) was held in by Council, can be two years” sounded the knell of the seen when plans were drawn up for two years, and finally Mr P.C. Middendorp, the company’s repthe caravan park. project. The Council considered the plans resentativce, advised that the comIndustry also received considerable attention and the Council ex- and then submitted them to the Asso- pany would not be building in Yea. The establishment of a library also pressed concern at the “difficulty ciation for their approval. The Association had been the came under discussion, and a conexperienced by Mrs Boag (who established a clothing factory in Yea moving force behind much of the lo- ference between Yea, Alexandra and during the War) in obtaining staff for cal services instigated, which I will Mansfield Shires, discussed the posagree certainly would have been in- sibility of forming a regional library. the factory. The estimated cost to the Shire Valuable machinery was idle ... troduced, but only at a much later was to be approximately £200 per if staff was not forthcoming the fac- date. The Shire could even be consid- year. tory may have to close at ChristThe original scheme included the ered as being ahead of other Counmas”. Meanwhile the Minister of State cils in the services it provided to the Shires of Yea, Mansfield and Alexandra. Seymour Shire was later Development and Decentralisation public. Industrialised Yea was to suffer a admitted to the group in 1965. had introduced a Mr Dobson who The Council had also added an was interested in manufacturing severe set back during the year 1949. “small pressed metal articles and Dobson, who was the owner of ‘Day- incentive to the post of Engineer, a break Products’ had progressed house, with most liberal terms of 30 household utensils”. A lease of the old powerhouse in quite satisfactorily in his venture and shillings per week rent with 10 shilAnne Street was offered to him and offered to purchased the Power lings assistance towards such rent. The house was completed and the House building. he accepted the offer. A Council reply was to the effect Engineer moved in on August 5, The Council, whilst supporting industry, aqlso recognised the impor- that they would not sell the building 1949. Entering the year 1949 it was nectance of agriculture and donated a but would lease it on the previso, that essary to have an extensuion of the yearly trophy for an award to be part be used to garage plant. Dobson accepted the lease of the limit of the bank overdraft to £10,000. made to the Soil Conservation Confident of the era, the Council power house, but added that he would Bopard. It also sponsored periodic visits be unable to make space available hoped to expend £14,288 on streets throughout the town. by the Department of Agriculture to for the storage of Council plant. A further allocation of £3679 was A decisive reply from the Countest dairy herds throughout the district for T.B. (tuberculosis). The test cil of April, 1949, “that as theyt (Day- allowed for patrolmen (and their in 1946 resulting in the testing of 96 break Products) had failed to meet horses) located in various points the Council on terms submitted to throughout the Shire. head. To assist the town sealing proThe purchase of a power grader them, it now intends to terminate the and the later purchase of camping tenancy at will, and requires the pos- gram, it was necessary to levy an equipment ensured the maximum session of the building no later than additional rate of three pence in the pound. benefit would be gained from such a July 31, 1949”. Large plant expenditure which A further amendment extending machine. This also enabled him to proceed the period to December 31 was lost. included the purchase of a power Dobson in reply to the Council’s grader and three trucks indicated that to outer parts of the Shire and to eliminate travelling to and from the decision stated that he had been works of a more permanent nature forced to close down. Vale to what were to be carried out. depot each night. A debate in May, 1950, relating to A report “drawing attention to the had been a valuable industry. At the same meeting at which a “new administrative block being number of new buildings to be built in Yea and urging that Council adopt Dobson advised that his factory erected to include a comfort station, building regulations” resulted in the would be closed, Cr G. Tehan, in an baby health centre, etc” was finally adoption of a series of Building address to the Council visualised a resolved that a report be drawn up

on the renovation of the existing premises excluding an administration block. An application for the purpose of using the Providence mine shaft as a refuse dump was met with a refusal from the Mines Department. At the sale of the Providence Mine assets, a shed consisting of two rooms was purchased. No doubt in keeping with the promotion of the vigourous Government Immigration policy, and the inability to get labour to patrol the roads, the Council considered the settlement of three Balts in the area. Twof them were to be housed in the shed bought at the Providence Mine sale and a further, with a family, could be located in the Highlands area, where he could act as patrolman. A Sewerage Authority, which had been gazetted on September 10, 1948, came up with a preliminary report of works estimated to cost within the vicinty of £10,000 involving some 650 square feet of sludge drying beds. This was one of a number of reports which have been submitted up to 1969, it is however believed that as levels, etc., of the Town area have been obtained, that a further move will be made in this year to have such a scheme implemented. The summer period of 1950 resulted in a public meeting being called for the purpose of drawing up plans for a public permanent swimming pool. The result was an estimate for £5205 for the pool and a further £3500 for purification, £2500 for dressing shed and £300 for lighting. A Mr Handley of the Public Works Department, assisted with plans and did not recommend that the Committee make the filter themselves, “he likens it to an amateur in wireless, trying to make his own valves”. A.H. Smith Pty Ltd were carrying out extensions to their aerated water factory in North St, and sought the hire of the Council grader to spread 120 yards of gravel. Smith’s factory was purported to be the most modern aerated water plant outside Melbourne, and developed their slogan “From the Murray to the Sea” till it became reality. The two brothers, E.M. and A.H., took the factory over from their father when he3 died, and developed it into a thriving business moving from The Crescent into a modern factory in North St. The business was sold to Cohn Bros. in 1961 and E.M. Smith became a director of that company, and went to manager their operations in Bendigo. The formation of a Library Group between Yea and Alexandra, and later joined by Mansfield, had become a reality and operations commenced in the old Free Library in 1951. The library got off to a good start and by the end of 1952 borrowings totalled nearly 14,000, and there were 320 adult members and 210 children members. Much discussion on the subject of the toilet block and rest rooms resulted in an allowance of £1200 and the Engineer was to draw up the plans. Continued Next Page


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Local History ● From Page 44 21 ■ It could be expected that rate assessment payments for the year 1951-52 constitute a record of 99.7 per cent recovery. Of the assessment levied to the value of £19,314/18/6, £19,258/8/4 had been paid by the end of the year, a further £58/10/2 remained outstanding. A further indication of the prosperity of the community. The Council was continuing to attract tourists to the area, a toilet block was erected at the caravan park and “an employee was to be made available each week to keep the amenities in in order”. A report from the caretaker at a later date reported that an army convoy had entered the caravan park “they then drove around in circles in the softest place, damaging the surface, and then finally they stole the door that I have to keep the cattle from the kitchem, and drove off with it in one of the trucks”. In closing the matter, the caretaker remarked that “such actions need rectifying”. With further moves being made for the establishment of a swimming pool, the Council decided to circulate a questionaire to all ratepayers ascertianing whether a swimming pool is required, and in what form they would be prepared to assist. A decision being made in favour of a pool, a public meeting was called. The result was an enthusiastic meeting with 50 to 60 persons being present, and “arranging the finance and a pool of voluntary labour to construct a swimming pool, the money so raised to be spent upon the site that will cost the least, but shall include a River site”. The Shire was progressing, the population of 2558 in 1947 had lifted by 398 to 2856 in 1954. Even a subdivision of small allotments of land was under way, the Council warning that as the frontage of the subdivision was a private street, the owners would be liable for the cost of construction. The motion picture era was reaching its peak, and a lease for the hall pictures resulted in a 40 per cent increase in price. A letter from a local Church was met with a reply which in actual fact gave the all clear to Sunday sport. “Council offers no objection to organised sport in Yea on Sundays, providing that commercialism on Sundays does not take place.” Still the Shire was in financial trouble, and application was made for additional accommodation to £20,000 on the General Account and £15,000 on the C.R.B. Account. A welcome application from the newly appointed Shire Engineer in 1956 “offering to paint the interior of the house (Engineer’s residence) if the Council will supply the paint”, met with unanimous Council approval. The swimming pool received consideration in the 1956-57 estimates with an anticipated grant of £1500 and a resolution that the Council “congratulate the Swimming Pool Committee for their very excellent effort”. An initial Government Grant of £3094 was later increased to £4500. On completion it was found that the cost was £5700, however fencing and other incidentals lifted this considerably to approximately £6000. All of the excavation work was done by voluntary labour, and this saved quite considerably. The speed limit was raised to 25mph through the town, and this was increased in 1956 to 30-mph. The comfort station had been

● The Yea Court House made way for the new Civic Centre. Formal Council approval to the commenced, and the building was the purpose of building the store, and proceeding, so slowly in fact the for the purchase of two more houses closing portion of High St for the proposed reserve and Civic Centre site Engineer reported: “Since my last for the use of the Shire officers. report it is doubtful if the Contractor Garbage collections were at first gave the Green light to Stage One of has been on the job for a period ex- by personal arrangement with a per- the project. The Council Finance Committee ceeding 30 minutes”. son authorised to undertake same. The Shire, although it had estabIt was closely followed in 1958 was asked to provide sufficient loan lished the library in the Free Library, by the levying of a £1/10 garbage funds for the purpose of financing the first stage. had no lease agreement with them, rate. A further expenditure of £3750 in and so it swt about obtaining a lease Following Mr Varley’s death, Mr from the Trustees under the Library F.L. Hallet was appointed as Acting the caravan park and a CRB allocaAct, Secretary, who in turn was replaced tion of £120,567 in the 1961-62 year A letter from a ratepayer in Janu- by Mr F.F. Berkery, who was suit- showed little sign of a “credit squeeze” era, except the then record ary, 1957, said that in “her opinion ably housed in Smith St. Yea lacks civic pride”, could have By 1959, the Council was con- of 16,491 book borrowings, with an shaken the Council to its foundation. tributing £500 to the library group, extra large increase in borrowings Much had been done in the town which was becoming increasingly by the children of over 1000 could since the war, caravan park im- popular much to the surprise opf have indicated repossesions of the provements, building on recreation many of the people who had “square eye”. Perhaps adults could have even ground, tarring of town streets and “knocked” the formation of such a the erection of a comfort station group. displaced the reading of the finance coommenced just to mention a few. The issuing of rate notices with page of the daily with a book after Admittedly, industry had de- the striking of a General Rate of five several lifted companies had passed clined, but so it had it a number of pence in the pound, and an extra rate into the receiver’s hands. small towns of Yea’s size. of one penny three farthings for the Snagging the Shire rivers had and town area and the “usual” Christ- always will present problems, but in mas cheer being provided for Coun- this case four landowners, Messrs. cil employees, brought the year of H. Jackson, F. Quinlan, H. Sier and ■ Early in 1957 the comfort station 1959 to a close. R. Walker, offered to contribute £355 was completed, providing facilities The improvement of facilities in towards the cost of snagging operafor the travelling public. It weathered 1960 to the caravan park, with the tions adjoining their properties. constant battering from vandals in aid of Tourist Authority allocation Yet another unsuccessful attempt the area. to £2840 resulted in more visitors was made to establish an industry at The Council was being presssed using the caravan park during the Yea. for funds by the Infant Welfare Cen- holiday periods. This time a textile factory which tre and for the granting of a block of Council grants of £650 to the had already had 39 applications from land for a Pre-School Centre. Swimming Pool Committee and interested parties for shares. It was little wonder that the Coun- £400 to the proposed building in the A public meeting was called and cil in 1959 decided to build a Health recreation grounds, further indicated seven directors were appointed, an Centre and Pre-School Centre on the the Council’s interest in matters of offer of £12,500 worth of machinery site of the then playground. public interest. was received and the company was Meanwhile, efforts were being The Council also re-introduced to raise the balance required by a made to transfer the Free Library the Emergency Housekeeper Ser- share issue of £45,000. from a body of Trustees to the Coun- vice which had been an innovation The Council offered a site in cil. of the World War II era. North St to the company on the most A recommendation by the PostGrants of £6000 available from liberal terms. master-General’s Department, re- the Health Department., £2000 from What may have been the closest sulted in the Council adopting a sys- the Free Library Service Board and Council election in the history of the tem of street numbering throughout a further £1500 raised by local efort Shire took place in 1962 when two the township and that the Engineer towards the Pre-School Centre, left candidates, Mr M.H. O’Flynn and attend to same. the Council approximately £4000 to Mr C.R. Ridd, polled 494 and 490 The system was drawn up, but raise, made Stage One of the Civic votes respectively. due to technicalities it was not pro- Centre a serious proposal. Voting was not compulsory and ceeded with. The Olympic Games in Rome of only half the eligible persons had Mr Varley, the Shire Secretary, 1960 saw further distinction in the voted. had suddenly taken ill, but in a letter public eye, former Yea residents, The Council, which had always to the Council he assured them that Messrs. Bill Roycroft and Ern the grazing of town cows on the rehis health had greatly improved; and Barker, had been members of the serve, had decided against the apthat he would be returning to work victorious equestrian team, captained plication of fertiliser, urged the comon the following Monday. by Laurie Morgan, a native of ment that the bottle was replacing It was decided that the Secretary Flowerdale. the town’s cow as the supplier of be aproached and asked to take anAn alleged pecuniary association lactical juice. other week’s sick leave and the pre- with the Shire Engineer, Mr Jarvis, Meanwhile good news had been pare the work necessary for the next and a contractor was effectively deal received, that tenders for the erecmeeting at home. with by the Council motion: “Coun- tion of a new High School had been His poor health continued until cil believes it untrue and a direct re- called, which had come under dis1959, when he died. flection on the Council and an of- cussion constantly since 1957. The Council finally made a move ficer of the Council, would he either The building although occupied to establish its store and depot in substantiate his statement or with- in 1964 was not officially opened Norh St, a move which had been draw it and apologise?”. No reply until 1965. suggested in 1954. was received and the matter was A meeting to discuss the future A loan of £10,000 was raised for dropped. arrangements for a cemetery in

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April, 1963, discussed a number of possibilities. Amongst these was a remote idea of establishing an area crematoria, which would require an expenditure of about £100,000. A suggestion that a new site be laid out as a lawn cemetery and that monuments be not permitted as well as the prohibition of sowing flowers was later adopted. A site adhacent to the present cemetery was adopted, but yet another distinction comes to Yea, in that interments are made in a north-south direction instead of the age-old eastwest direction. With the demolition of the old Court House in mid-1962 came the erection of Stage One of the Civic Centre by local builder, Mr L.G. Aldous. The building was officially opened by the Hon. Murray Porter, MLA, the then Minister for Local Government on June 19, 1963. The effect on the town had an immediate effect and 1964 library borrowing figures reached the current record of 17.852 books borrowed. An October, 1963, resolution to prepare tourist leaflets brings a smile over a few faces throughtout the Shire; the publicity photograph on the front cover is the product of a convincing “stage” . The line is hooked on a suitable snag, and the water suitably disturbed by vigourous beating with the net, makes the Shire Secretary more of an angler than a golfer. Subsequent reprints and wide distribution of this leaflet did much much to promote places of interest throughout the Shire. With Council support and the ide of a Government Grant a new £10,000 pavilion was built on the recreation ground for use of the numerous sporting bodies, and the local agricultural society. The formation of a River Trust came under the attention of the Council again, this time in deadly earnest. A consulting Engineer had said: “I don’t think you (Yea) can afford to be without a River Improvement Trust.” A schedule of works estimated that approximately £130,000 would need to be spent on creek and rivers throught the Shire. The Council decided to form a Trust and put the matter before a public poll and it was defeated. But the Council refused to rescind the motion, urging the formation of such a trust, with an eight to four majority vote. The Shire emerged from the 1963-64 year with a considerable surplus of over £12,000 - the “knockers” probably said that the Shire was not making the best possible use of the funds available - the Council Treasurer probably loked the Council’s bankers straight in the eye. The year 1965 began with the almost regular “red steer” galloping across the Shire, burning all in its wake. A July motion that the Council proceed with Stage Two of the Civic Centre met with unanimous approval, and an estimated £8000 forthcoming from the Crown Law Department for the inclusion of the Court in tne building. Much delay in planning and the acceptance of a suitable building was experienced and it was not until June, 1968, that the building was completed. - Yea: A Century of Local Government, 1869-1969


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Yea, Alex. at odds over railway opening ■ Achieving the rail extension to Alexandra was no easy task for local people at the turn of the 20th Century. The Broadford Courier summed it up, in December 1899: “Again the 4 mile connection by rail of Alexandra road to Alexandra has been put off. “This line has now been before members (of Parliament) and the public for many years and the pity is that something decisive has not been achieved. “There is splendid country beyond Alexandra as well as town traffic, which is considerable. “The people of an important district like Alexandra should insist upon better treatment being meted out to them. “We are confident many members of the House would by voice and vote urge the extension. “The non construction is a drawback to the district, and it seems that a continual fight must be kept up to achieve the end in view.” It was 1909 before the first Alexandra passenger railway train made its journey. The Yea newspaper reported: “The railway into Alexandra was officially opened ou Thursday, October 23th. “Some members of our local shire council were desirous of being present at the opening as members of a neighbouring council: but in the absence of invitations, they did not care to put in an appearance. “Some of our councillors expressed themselves very freely about the lack of courtesy shown to the Yea Shire council as a body by the Alexandra council, and in our issue of the 28th ult., we briefly referred to the matter. “The Alexandra Standard endeavours to explain the circumstances, as the following paragraph will show : “The fighting editor of an adjoining contemporary complains that because a general invitation to the opening of the railing wsas not extended to the councillors of his shire the municipality was shabbily treated. “As Alexandra touches four other shires this line of argument would mean that some 48 councillors should have been invited to a free feed - and we presume each shire would have brought its own editor. “As a matter of fact adjoining councillors were heartily welcome to attend on exactly the same terms as our own councillors, each of whom purchased his own ticket, “We have yet to learn that Alexandra owes anything to Yea in the way of courtesy, or that the latter, journalistically or otherwise. can hold up to us the mirror of Chesterfieldian politeness. “As a matter of fact the president of the Yea attended the banquet, and in him as official representative, the shire was honored. “Does our fire-eating friend contend that the president was an unworthy representative? “We are pleased to learn that no discourtesy was intended to the Yea shire; but we must express some surprise at a well to do shire like Alexandra neglecting to ask the councillors of adjoining shires to the opening of a railway into the town because it would cost a few shillings per head to do so. " Forty eight councillors would

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● Alexandra Railway Station, built in 1909, now used by the Alexandra Timber Tramway. Photo: Rail Trails Australia have had to be invited to a ' free feed,' " says our contemporary, but it is very doubtful if 10 would have accepted, said the Yea newspaper in 1909. “At 6s each (which we learn was the cost per head for the luncheon), it would have cost Alexandra £3, and for this outlay it would have had the credit of doing things suitably and treating councillors of adjoing shires as they have a perfect right to expect to be treated on an occasion of this sort. ‘" Each shire would have brought its own editor." adds our contemporary. “This need not have caused any financial strain to Alexandra, as on the invitation issued to the Press a footnote could have been added stating that editors of papers attending ● Alexandra Railway Station was opened in 1909 by should bring a little bread and cheese A.B. Billson, Minister for Railways. in their pockets, as the incitation did Photo: A.D. Johnson for The Punch not include a "free feed." “Deceased was sent to the In July, 1909, The Age reported “It is rather unfortunate that the that a strike of railway construction Melbourne Hospital on the followterm "Chesterfieldian politeness" workers was yet to be resolved. ing day. The Coroner pointed out to should creep into a paragraph that the jury that the occurence was an “The strike of workmen eminsinuates that Yea Shire councillors accident, and the jury found that the ployed on the Alexandra railway only wished to be present to get a deceased died from the effects of construction works has not yet been free meal, vulgarly refers to the offiinjuries caused by a fall of rock.” settled. Fully 50 horses and drays are cial banquet as a " free feed" and idle.” some what candidly admits that Just a year earlier, The Argus closefistedness is the cause of all the trouble, Chesterfield, we feel cer- published a paragraph: “The state tain, would rather that his name was Premier (Sir Thomas Bent) annot associated with such a paragraph. nounced yesterday that the construc“We admit that we had a worthy tion of the railway from Alexandrarepresentative in Cr Quinlan, but road to Alexandra would be begun must again say that the members of to-day, and that 800 men would be the Council as a body were justified employed upon the work.” In 1888, The Standard reported in expecting an invitation to the function, and in this the Yea public gener- on the accidential death of Daniel ally agree with us,” said the Yea Driscoll “whilst working there about five tons of rock fell upon the denewspaper. The construction of the railway ceased from the side of the tunnel. “It was quite accidental and no extension had not been without blame was attachable to any one.” trouble.

● The first passenger train leaves Alexandra, 1909. Photo: The Australiasian

■ “On the occasion of a visit to Alexandra last week, the Premier was urged to construct the long-talked-of railway extension from Alexandra-road to Alexandra, a distance of only about four miles,” reported The Australasian in 1907. “It was represented that a heavy revenue would be derived from the opening up of the Rubicon state forest and the development of the timber industry. “Mr. Bradford, the electrical expert of the Brighton-St. Kilda tramway, has reported that there is sufficient water power going to waste in two falls in the forest to drive mills and work the extended line by electrical power. “Last year the Railways Standing Committee recommended that an extension of four miles 28 chains should be undertaken at a cost of £27,000, conditionally on the land required being handed over to the Government and a guarantee against loss being forthcoming from the shire council. “Mr. Bent stated that on the eve of an election he could say nothing, but the residents knew his opinion, and it nad not changed. “In reference to the building of a tramway line into the forest, he remarked that he had obtained a sum of money from Parliament for the purpose of making railways into forests. “He made inquiries which he thought would be satisfactory to the advocates of the claims of Rubicon state forest.” - The Australasian, March 2, 1907

● From The Argus, October 29, 1909.


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Fight to change the name of Yea ■ In an era where country town reports in daily newspapers appeared alphabetically, Yea often missed out being in print if the paragraphs about other towns were too lengthy. In the 1910s, Major Frederick George Purcell, Editor of the Yea newspaper, campaigned to change the town name. The original name for the district had been Muddy Creek. A letter writer to The Argus in November, 1894, explained: “Sir,-In The Argus of today you give the origin of the name ‘Muddy Creek’ to the Yea River. “Parhaps you will kindly accept a little information on the subject from an old subscriber. “Hovell in his journey from Sydney to Port Phillip came to a creek at a point where crossing appeared impossible. “It was not wide but running strong and deep, with steep banks on both sides. He rode down to its junction with the Goulburn, say, three miles “He rode upwards for some miles still the same steep banks and soft mud at the bottom. “The only place he could see a little gravel was where the present bridge is at Yea. “He cut down the banks at each side, crossed and named the creek ‘the Muddy’, because of its mud. “The gold discoveries in the neighbourhood are of a comparatively recent date.” A letter writer to the Yea newspaper in 1912, calling themselves ‘Yeaite of the Sixties’ said: “I was pleased to see in last issue of the Chironicle, one at least coming forward in defence of the old time name of our township. “1 am surprised at Major Purcell being not aware of our township's historical significance, more especilly as it was named after a brave and distinguished soldier. “The major's ohjection to the name because of its position on alphabetical list making it as he says, more dillicult to get local news into the metropolitan papers, is it to use a

● Lacy Walter Giles Yea, after whom the district is named Lacy Yea was educated at Eton. Colonial phrase "too thin''. I happen to know a little about the treatment Lord Malmsbury mentions a desof country correspondents by the perate fight he had with a big boy of Metropolitan P'ess, and if the matter 16, which he won -”by sheer pluck" is good enougth, the aiphabeti cal when he was only 13 “In 1854 he went in command of position doesn't count. “Lacey Walter Giles, a Colonel, toTurkey and the Crimea. A man of an onward, firey, violent nature, he born in Park Row. Bristol, on 20th May 1808. was the eldest son of Sir was so rough an enforcer of disciWilliam Walter Yea, second baronet pline that he had n ever been much of Pyrland, near Tasuton, Somerset, liked in peace time by those whohad who married on 24trh June 1805, to obey him. “He never missed a turn d of duty Anne Hecksteller (d. 1861), youngest dlaughter of Colonel David in the trenches except for a short time, when his medical attendant had Michel of Dublish House, Dorset. “The family of Yea held land in to use every effort to induce him to the thirteenth century under the Ab- go on board “His body was brought on next bots of Buckfast, Devonshire. day and it was buried on the 20th. “David Yea, High Sheriff of “Lord Raglan, in his despatch of Somerset in 1720, married a daugh- the 19th said Colonel Yea was not ter of of Harrow. only distinguished for his gallantry, “His grandson William was made but had exercised control of the Royal a Baronet in 1759. Fusiliers in such a manner as to win the affection of the soldiers under his orders, and to secure to them every comfort and accommotiation which his persooal exertions could secure for thtem. “When Muddy Creek was changed to a Yea River some 35 years ago it was not done in an off hand manner, but bya properly constituted Government Board which sat and took evidence, so that the Major need not think that the Yea Progress Association has only to pass a resolution for Yea to be perfectly wiped

● Major Frederick George Purcell

out, as it was intended to be by the proposed Trawool scheme.” Another letter writer, going by the name of ‘Nay’, submitted: “Having followed the subject pretty closely since it was first mooted at the Progress Association meeting, and having read most of the arguments put forward as the reason why the name of the township should not be changed, I confess that I have not been impressed. “We have been made acquainted with the reasons why the name of a celebrated soldier should be perpetuated. “That is right enough even tbough he was one of the Bulldog breed that made old England’s fame. “That does not describe our township. To think that one of the prettiest townships in the State should be named like a Quaker's affirmation. “Besides we have the River Yea to perpetuate the memory; indeed it lends itself fairly well to rythm “By gentle Yea's meandering streams, In musing mood I often rove. “That does not go badly, but the name applied to a township - and such a pretty township - seems out of place. “Give it a nice sounding name,

some thing that will give the place a quality, indicate its situation, or its products. “I am aware that this is not always done, still it need not prevent it being done now. “:The reasons already advanced for the change seems to me to be very strong, and to the point.” Major Purcell did not have much to say in favour of the man after whom the town was named. “I say that Col. Yea never did anything that entitled him to be immortalised. “ True nobility is derived from virtue, not from birth, and I will take a paragraph or two from his biography as published and I think the average reader will agree with me that Colonel Yea was not a noble character, and therefore has no particular claim to be immortalised: "This was largely due to Yea's personal exertions; his dark eyes yielded fire, and all the while from his deep chisselled merciless lips pealed the thunder of imprecation and command. He showed no mercy and cursed his men freely, while they were sacrificing their lives. Is there anything ennobling or elevating in such conduct. Sounds more like a tyrant than a noble character.”

Change names of Councillors not the town: reader ■ Sir-Having read a great deal in your paper of late re the changing the name of "Yea" I beg space to make a few suggestions. Since the name of Peter Snodgrass has been brought into the piece I might mention that when he first landed in Yea there was a large lagoon between the Post Office and the Bowling Green stretching from near the town pump in a circular fashion over to the side of Mr Buckland's shop. On this a same lagoon were to be seen a few Blacks (Natives) paddling in canoes. 'What a lovely town it would be if that lake were still there and lighted up with the long expected Electric Light. Well I am not going to suggest that the town be called after the first arrival, as we have a street called after him. This was practically his route through the spot where Yea now stands. Nor yet do I intend to suggest King Billy or Samba after any of the original blacks that paddled on this lake in the very early days although F. G. P. seems to admire some of the black's names, when naming some of the beauties around Yea. There are also some nice names and picturesque spots in this direction such as Kerrisdale, Strath Creek, Flowerdale, Glenfern and Break o' day But alas whatever the Progress Association thinks, the Council evidently thinks the King Parrot Road should keep its name and "place" independent of all these nice surrounding names But what I do intend to suggest is that you first change the names of some of the Councillors. I will not suggest which ones but there are some we must keep if we are to get Electric Light. Well we must keep Cr Quinlan as it does not seem honourable to me to put him off. The Bible says honor thy Mother and Father etc and it is now he is the Father of the Council ... Keep a Drysdale because he is 'bonnie'. - “Native’, Kerrisdale

● Yea Post Office. 1869.


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AFL YARRA RANGES DIVISION 2 SCORES AT A GLANCE SENIORS

Results. Grand Final. Saturday, September 16. BELGRAVE ........... 1.0, 6.6, 12.11, 18.15 (123) YARRA GLEN ........... 8.5, 11.8, 12.9, 14.11 (95) Belgrave. Goalkickers: T. Marks 3, L. Foreman 3, T. Stubley 2, J. Schill 2, N. Somerville 2, M. Johnson, M. Brown, J. McDermott, J. Brown, P. Van Lambaart, P. Gough. Best: M. Sproules, T. Stubley, M. Noy, J. Schill, P. Gough, Y. Curtis. Yarra Glen. Goalkickers: J. Ince 3, R. McDermott 2, S. Wintle 2, B, Muurling 2, G. Filsell, J. Keen, J. Marks, B. Ashton, A. Smith. Best: C. Moate, C. Tait, J. Marks, G. Filsell, B. Ashton, A. Smith.

RESERVES

Results. Grand Final. Saturday, September 16. BELGRAVE ................... 3.4, 5.5, 6.7, 8.10 (58) YARRA GLEN .................. 0.2, 0.5, 0.6, 1.6 (12) Belgrave. Goalkickers: J. McNamara 2, P. Johnson 2, M. Francis, N. Thompson, J. Levll, K. Chandler. Best: T. Fleming, J. Latto, R. Chazbek, J. McNamara, N. Thompson, C. Rak. Yarra Glen. Goalkicker: D. Walters. Best: J. Donald, J. Derksen, W. Goodwin, R. D’Argent, M. Meyer, D. Tucker.

KYABRAM DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGE SCORES AT A GLANCE SENIORS

■ Results. Preliminary Final. Saturday, September 16. Violet Town 16.12 (108) d Avenel 8.9 (57). ■ Fixture. 2.05pm. Saturday, September 23. At Mooroopna. Nagmabie v Violet Town.

RESERVES

■ Results. Preliminary Final. Saturday, September 16. Tallygaroopna 6.12 (48) d Stanhope 6.4 (40). ■ Fixture. 12.05pm. Saturday, September 23. Merrigum v Tallygaroopna.

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■ Results. Preliminary Final 1. Saturday, September 16. Tallygaroopna 2.6 (54) d Avenel 3.4 (32). ■ Fixture. 10.15am. Saturday, September 23. Merrigum v Tallygaroopna.

KINGLAKE CRICKET CLUB 2017-18 SEASON

■ The 2017-18 fixture for the E-Grade (Sault Shield) of the Northern Metro Cricket Association has been announced. Round 1. Saturday, October 7. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd X. C.T. Barling Park. Preston Druids 3rd XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. A.H Capp Reserve Cobras 3rd XI v Kinglake. C.T. Barling Park. North Brunswick/ Rosebank 4th XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. Allard Park Round 2. Saturday, October 14. Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. Mayer Park East Kinglake v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve. Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Cobras 3rd XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 3. Saturday, October 21. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. C.T. Barling Park. Preston Druids 3rd XI v Kinglake. A.H Capp Reserve Cobras 3rd XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park. North Brunswick/ Rosebank 4th XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. Allard Park Round 4. Saturday, November 4. Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Preston Druids 3rd XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. A.H Capp Reserve Co-

KINGLAKE CRICKET CLUB 2017-18 SEASON

YEA NETBALL GRAND FINAL

YEA NETBALL GRAND FINAL

bras 3rd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. C.T. Barling Park. Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Kinglake. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 5. Saturday, November 11. Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. H.L.T. Oulton Rese... Preston Druids 3rd XI v Cobras 3rd XI. A.H Capp Reserve Kinglake v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve. North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. Allard Park Round 6. Sunday, November 12. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Cobras 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. Hayes Park East Kinglake v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve. North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. Allard Park Round 7. Saturday, November 18. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. Hayes Park East Kinglake v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI v Cobras 3rd X. Allard Park Round 8. Saturday, December 2. Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. Hayes Park East Kinglake v Cobras 3rd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 9. Saturday, December 16. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Kinglake. C.T. Barling Park. Preston Druids 3rd XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. A.H Capp Reserve Cobras 3rd XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park, North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. Allard Park Round 10. Saturday, January 6. Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Cobras 3rd XI. Hayes Park East Kinglake v Preston Druids 3rd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 11. Saturday, January 13. Saturday, January 20Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Kinglake. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Preston Druids 3rd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. A.H Capp Reserve Cobras 3rd XI v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park ... Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 12. Saturday, January 27-Saturday, February 3. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v Holy Trinity 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park. Preston Druids 3rd XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. A.H Capp Reserve Cobras 3rd XI v Fiji Victorian 2nd XI. C.T. Barling Park. North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI v Kinglake. Allard Park Round 13. Saturday, February 10. Saturday, February 17 Preston Baseballers 3rd XI v Cobras 3rd XI. H.L.T. Oulton Reserve. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. Hayes Park East Kinglake v Bundoora Park 3rd XI. Kinglake Memorial Reserve. Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Round 14. Saturday, February 24-Saturday, March 3. Bundoora Park 3rd XI v North Brunswick/Rosebank 4th XI. C.T. Barling Park. Holy Trinity 3rd XI v Kinglake. Hayes Park East Cobras 3rd XI v Preston Druids 3rd XI. C.T. Barling Park Fiji Victorian 2nd XI v Preston Baseballers 3rd XI. C.H. Sullivan Park. Semi-Finals. Saturday, March 10, 2018. 1pm TBD v TBD. Final. Saturday, March 17-Sunday, March 18. TBD v TBD.

Belgrave came into the Grand Final having not lost a game for the entire season, their three encounters with Yea resulting in 17-, 18- and 10 goal margins. It was safe to say that the Tigers went into this game as major underdogs. Along with their normal nine player line up, Yea brought Ruby O'Dwyer and Molly Jarvie into the team, both girls having played C-Grade during the season, but always filling in for BGrade when needed. A confident Tigers team took to the court, committed to their plans and importantly to each other, determined to start the game strongly. They did just that, matching Belgrave with every pass and every goal. Yea was full of experience in defence with Amanda Akers starting at WD, Cindy Newcomen at GD and the captain Lauren Cronk at GK. These three girls made Belgrave earn every pass they received in the first quarter through strong body work and hands over ball pressure. Both teams worked hard for their goals, Rhi Aldous and Cindy Hayes soon finding their rhythm in the ring with Rhi setting up brilliantly under the post. Quarter time Belgrave 12-10. The second quarter was again played at a igh standard with both sides producing some great passages of play. Yea brought Racheal Normington into WD and she worked the ball with a great control and steadiness from the back third with Cindy and Lauren, combining up with Regina Bell and Kate Elliott in the midcourt and Yea's goal third. Kate and Reggie worked the ball around the circles edge with great patience waiting for the right feed into Rhi under the post. It was only minor errors that Belgrave capitalised on during this second quarter, enough for them to extend their lead to four at half time. Half time Belgrave 26 - 22 Yea once again rotated the WD position with Chelsea Helder moving onto court in the third quarter. The team knew they were a long way from being out of the game, with only two turnovers required. Both teams went goal for goal in the early stages of the quarter but it was Belgrave who got the turnovers and were out to a six-goal lead. In true Tiger spirit the team just knew they had to lift and every girl on court picked up their intensity. Kate Elliott was playing a fantastic game at C/WA and she started running rings around her opponent, creating the play for Yea in the goal third and helping Yea claw back some goals. Loz, Cindy, Chels and Reggie were tireless in their defensive game and were desperate for every ball that Belgrave erred on. Kate was forced from the court late in the quarter with a back injury and replaced by Amanda, who stood strong in an unfamiliar position at WA, putting some great feeds into Rhi and Cindy who both shared the load with seven goals each for the quarter. The intensity and fight of the final five minutes of the quarter saw the scores locked level at the last break. 36 all In what proved a mastermind decision, assistant coach Deb Schickerling put Ruby O'Dwyer into the centre court, her 13-year-old legs about to run and really mix things up for the final quarter. Yea scored the first goal of the quarter and then Rhi slotted another through to give Yea what was and would be their biggest lead for the day, two goals. It was then goal for goal before Beglrave scored from a Yea centre pass to level the scores and then have the run of goals favoured by their centre pass. Whenever Belgrave got ahead Yea responded. Every girl on court player her part, holding their nerve and controlling the possession when they needed to respond to each of Belgrave’s lead. Ruby really led the team in the midcourt and followed Deb's strict instructions to a tee, providing Yea with a real lift all over the court. With the scores locked at 46 goals each with

only 60 seconds remaining, the Belgrave GS missed one of only two goals for the day and through great defensive blocking work from Loz and Cindy, the latter came up with the rebound. Each of the seven Yea players on court worked that ball down to the goal circle where Yea was able to score the goal to take the lead. With the centre pass theirs to take, Yea was able to cherish the possession and keep their hands on the ball until the relief of that final whistle sounded. A jubilant team and coaches were ecstatic after that last whistle, a match that will be remembered by all for a very long time to come. Yea was supported by a massive crowd of members, family and friends who had every belief in the team, riding every pass and goal along the way. The general consensus by all who witnessed the game said that 'there were no standouts, every player did her job on the day when she was on the court and that the team never ever gave up'. What a game, what a victory! Well done the mighty Yea Tigers - Premiers 2017! Yea 47 def Belgrave 46 Goals: R. Aldous 29, C. Hayes 18 Best: R. Bell, C. Newcomen, R. Aldous (and a mighty team effort) - Cindy Hayes

YEA NETBALL GRAND FINAL ■ Yea B-Grade played a game to remember to come up with the sweetest of victories to claim the 2017 premiership cup over Belgrave.

ALEXANDRA FOOTBALLNETBALL CLUB REPORT

■ The AFL Yarra Ranges League 2017 Division 2 Finals continued last Saturday with the Grand Finals played at Woori Yallock, Belgrave winning the senior football match against Yarra Glen and therefore gaining promotion back to Division 1 in 2018. Gembrook Cockatoo won the Division 1 wooden spoon this year and will return to Division 2 in 2018. The AFL Yarra Ranges League Presentation Night was held at the Yarra Glen Racecourse on Monday, September 11, with more than 300 people in attendance and a number of presentations made. A highlight was Alexandra's Olivia Twining being a joint winner of the Division 2 B-Grade Netball League Best and Fairest with a player from Belgrave. Alexandra players that featured in the League Best and Fairest in each grade included Latoya Wards fourth in A-Grade, Mandy Gesler ninth in C-Grade, Jo Steel third in D-Grade only three votes behind the winner, Brayden Norris fifth in the senior football with Corey Jack and Ben Podger-Carroll tied on seven votes, only five votes behind the winner in the reserves football. Brayden Norris was also announced as the Division 2 senior football leading goal kicker for season 2017. At the function the League announced the teams of the year for football and netball in each Division with Scott Heveren and Brayden Norris selected in the Division 2 football team of the year and Latoya Wards selected in the Division 2 netball team of the year. In recognition of the efforts put in by the Club's volunteers, the Alexandra Football Netball Club was again awarded the Most Disciplined Club award in Division 2. Last Thursday's Rebel Raffles are sponsored by Holmesglen @ Eildon and Mt. Pleasant Hotel, Reddrops Foodworks / Houseboat Sales Lake Eildon, Eildon Bakery / Outdoor Education Group, Alexandra Quality Meats / Alexandra Windscreens and Yea Chinese Restaurant / Bailey Funerals and were won by Terry Hall / Andrew Walker, Dash, Brandon Collett, Sam Kidd and Kate Mullins. The Holmesglen @ Eildon Joker Jackpot was drawn for the last time this year and the correct card was selected with Terry Hall andAndrew Walker the winners of the $1,300 jackpot. Continued next page


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● Olivia Twining. Photos: Michelle Jack ● From Page 51

● Brayden Norris

ALEXANDRA FOOTBALLNETBALL CLUB REPORT

Thank you very much to all of our raffle sponsors this year and thank you to the ladies for organising and supplying dinners for juniors and seniors during the year. The Club's Senior Presentation function is on Saturday, September 23 at Holmesglen @ Eildon, tickets are $60 which includes a three course meal and a complimentary drink on arrival, dress code is semi-formal (no denim) and a bus is also available for $10 per person departing at 5.30 pm from the rear of the Mt Pleasant Hotel. Please contact Emma Kidd on 0418 398 215 or Kate Mullins on 0407 776 508 to book your seat on the bus and / or the function. In coming weeks, the Club will also be advertising for expressions of interest for all coaching positions - under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16, under 18, reserves and senior football together with under 12, under 14, under 16, D, C, B and A grade netball. If you have any queries please contact Ray Steyger and Michelle Jack. - Ray Steyger

YEA GOLF CLUB REPORT ■ On a typical spring day on Saturday, a field of 13 men competed in a stableford competition. Cold bursts of rain were matched with sunny spells to find the course playing very well. Winner of the day was veteran Bruce Kindred (30) with 34 points from Alan Pell (12) with 33. Third on CB with 31 was Bill Dredge (22) from Peter Johnston (16). President Greg Clements took out the NTP on the 14th and Ivor Brayley took out the Club Award.

● Ray Steyger

● Latoya Wards


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● Jess Armstrong and Sarah Lobley

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Yea v Belgrave B-Grade Grand Final Photos: Rob Clements

● Rhiannon Aldous

● Best on Court winner, Reggie Bell

● Rachael Normington, Rhiannon Aldous and Cindy Hayes


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