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WEBSITE REPORT FALSE, SAYS DYSON’S BUS CO.

Decades-old route to continue

● Laurie Dyson pictured in 1930s ■ Laurie Dyson took over the RegentJanefield ‘46A’ bus service 65 years ago, in 1952, with four buses formerly run by Ned Gastin. The Whittlesea/Kinglake service, by Dyson’s, was born in 1960-61, soon after the closure of the Whittlesea rail service in 1959. It lost £3000 for its operators in its first year. Over the years the ‘562’route expanded to include more services to Eastern Hill, Humevale and Kinglake. The ‘384’ Kinglake-Whittlesea via Humevale service has five bus runs on weekdays that run the full length of the route from the Kinglake Police Station to Walnut St, Whittlesea. Additional services operate to and from Gingles Rd, Humevale, near the Whittlesea Golf Club. There are three Kinglake-Whittlesea services on Saturdays, and two on Sundays. Services connect with the ‘382’ service from Whittlesea-Northland via South Morang. Services are overseen by Public Transport Victoria.

● The “original Kinglake bus”, an Ansair, is being restored by Dyson’s

Student’s story is wrong: bus line

● Dysons Whittlesea-Kinglake bus pictured in Walnut St on Saturday.

■ A WEBSITE report suggesting Operators seek that the Kinglake bus service may close, has been slammed by the to reassure public Dyson Group as being false. that Kinglake The bus company this week denied a report on the Kinglake bus will carry on Ranges New website that its daily for Victoria or PTV's position, we are not planbus service was “at risk”. “Dysons has no intentions to stop operating or suggest not operating Route 384 Kinglake services,” said Paul Giusti, Group Manager Service Delivery of the Dyson Group of Companies. “We can also confirm the Government, Transport for Victoria or PTV at no time have ever discussed or even floated the idea to discontinue the service,” Mr Giusti said. “In fact Dyson's can confirm as recently as a few months ago work is still continuing on what improvements with connectivity with Whittlesea services can be incorporated when opportunities become available. “Dyson's has always prided itself on supporting the Kinglake district. “Dysons operated a single am and pm weekday service for many years and now Kinglake has over 3500 residents and has a route service 384 which operates 10 trips am and pm trips. “In addition we also operate six trips on Saturdays and four trips on Sunday giving the community multiple choices to travel seven days a week. “This service has evolved through the support of Dyson's, Transport forVictoria and PTV. “The timetable and route description can be found on the PTV website www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/11109/ Mr Giusti said: “The article that appeared on the website www.kinglakerangesnews.com is not accurate in respect to Dyson's, Transport

ning to stop services to Kinglake. “Based on the article is appears drivers are doing their best to ensure fare payment and compliance on our vehicles i.e. swipe their valid MYKI cards and recommending to our customers that swiping their MYKI's ensures that the State is aware the service is important to the community and can potentially be the building blocks to put a case forward to continue to grow the service into the future,” Mr Giusti said. “Fare evasion on the Public Transport system in Victoria needs to be stamped out, our drivers are reminding our customers that services are paid for by people who pay to travel, it's this revenue that keeps the whole of the Public Transport system running not just Kinglake services,” Mr Giusti said. The false report was published on the Kinglake Ranges News website published by Ashley Geel,an Geelan, 39, in his first year of journalism studies at La Trobe University, says he is getting 500 unique visitors to his Kinglake Ranges News website each day. Local authorities consider this as quite a claim as the official population of Kinglake including babies and school-age children is 1536, according to official 2016 Census figures. Almost every adult Kinglake person would have to click on Geelan’s website each and every day to achieve this figure locally. Turn To Page 43

● Kinglake student Ashley Geelan’s internet story has been refuted by local bus operators, Dyson Group ■ First-year journalism student, Ashley Geelan, says he based his story that Kinglake might lose its bus service on discussions with two Dysons drivers ‘John’ and ‘Peter’. The first clue to the likely veracity of Geelan’s story is a line at the bottom of his report: “Names have been changed”. “ The bus service is now at risk of being cut by the State Government,” says Geelan, but no Government official is listed as having been sought for comment or confirmation. Nor is any comment published from Dysons management, operators of the bus service for the past 57 years. Nor is any comment published from local State Parliamentarians Danielle Green (Yan Yean MLA) or Cindy McLeish (Eildon MLA). “John*, a regular driver of the Whittlesea to Kinglake service told Kinglake Ranges News that “most students fail to touch on”,” Geelan writes. There is no evidence that bus drivers are authorised to speak on behalf of Dysons. “The Kinglake Ranges risks losing its only public bus service (route 384, formerly route 365) if the service isn’t used and high school students using the service continually fail to touch on,” Geelan asserts. Public Transport Victoria have increased services on the Kinglake-Whittlesea route on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. “There are simply not enough local residents using the (bus) service,” one of the drivers is quoted by Geelan to say. “Kinglake Ranges residents needed to use the service or you’ll (Kinglake) lose it,” Geelan quotes a driver to say.

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So long, Stormy ■ There will never be another woman quite like Gayle ‘Stormy’ Branch (nee Oliver), who passed away at Yea and District Memorial Hospital on Friday (Sep. 29), surrounded by family. Gayle was a proud woman, full of spirit, full of fun. Her extraordinary number of friends will attest to that. She showd us how to live. But in her tremendous battle against cancer, Gayle also taught us how to die. What an amazing person. For us, we will especially remember Gayle watching videos at our place, when we lived at Hill St, Yea, in a house rented from the Elvey family. Gayle was wife of Ian; Mum of Tereasa, Leanne, Alan and Kimberley; Nan of Rhiannon, Maddison, Jye, Bonnie, Taylee and Jakobie; sister of Garry, Geoff (dec.) Karyn and Frank. A service will be held at the Yea Shire Hall at 2pm on Monday (October 9).

● Gayle Branch, in Magpies outfit, in the early 1990s. Photo: Ash Long

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■ The Home Creek Spring Creek Landcare Group will hold its annual general meeting at 11.30am this Saturday (Oct. 7) at the Old Kanumbra Woolshed, 7141 Maroondah Hwy, about 7kms out of Yarck. There will be a 25-year celebration on the day.

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● Bob Lockhart ■ Richmond’s 48point win against the Adelaide Crows in Saturday’s AFL Grand Final brought back memoires of the late Bob Lockhart of Yea. Bob played 13 games for the Tigers in 1961-62.

● Peter McLeish ■ Family and friends gathered at the Country Club Hotel, Yea, last week for the 75th birthday celebrations for Peter McLeish. Peter was a team member of the premiership-winning Yea Football Club.

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■ Chris Womersley’s latest novel, City of Crows, will be celebrated at an Eltham Bookshop event from 6.30pm-8pm on Tuesday (Oct. 10). ■ ELF Day will be celebrated by Yea students in High St from 10am-11am on Wednesday, October 18. ■ Jock Serong and Bill Robertson will be Tuesday Talks guests at Yea Library at 7pm on Tuesday (Oct. 10) to talk about crime fact and fiction.

From Our Files - 30 Years Ago October 1987

More Yea homes ■ V/Line was planning a 38-block residential subdivision on land occupied by the old Yea Railway Station, 30 years ago. A State TransportAuthority representative visited Yea Council offices in October 1987 to outline draft plans for the proposed development. Yea Council had plans to relocate Yea Bowls Club from its Semi-Circle site to the Station area, with the old Station building to be used for a tourist information centre.

Were votes ever counted? ■ Votes lodged by Yea residents in a local Council election may not have been voted, the Yea newspaper revealed in 1987. Some people who arrived at polling booths discovered they were unerolled. They were allowed a vote, but their ballot paper was placed in an unenrolled voter’s envelope. “Were thse votes ever counted, or was it just a ‘keep ‘em quiet’ episode?” queried Cr Bruce Kindred. “Don’t know the answer to the question, Cr Kindred,” replied Shire President Cr David Lawson.

Avert road deaths ■ Alexandra resident Wal Ackerman said road deaths could be averted by removing “pretty trees and rough stumps”. Highways were originally designed as transport routes, and MrAckerman said he felt that members of the Masonic Lodge would willingly undertake the project if the Road Construction Authority would not.

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Perce’s proofs ■ Perce The Proofreader says we missed a caption in last week’s photo coverage of the Garden Expo. Our apologies to Leo O’Grady and Sonya Heron.

● Leo O’Grady, Sonya Heron

Opening of Yea bowls season 1912

● Mark Mullaly and Peter Pumpa ■ Yea’s three service clubs - Apex, Lions and Rotary - met for a joint meeting at the Royal Mail Hotel. About 100 men and women gathered for the joint meeting, chaired by David Webb Ware ofApex. Lions President Mark Mullaly and Rotary President Les Hall each joined in a welcome. A fines session was carried out by John Waterhouse (Aplex), Glenn Jones (Lions) and Ash Long (Rotary).

Bruce was winner ■ Yea High School Year 8 student Bruce Davey was winner of a Westpac maths competition. His scored placed him amongst the top students in Victoria. Those to gain distinctions were Susan McCormick, Saskia Bailey, Glenda Booth, Andrew Saxon, Craig Morgan, Paulette Mullaly, Jodi Christie and Melissa Slavin.

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● Opening of the Yea Bowls Club season in 1912. Photo: Yea and District Historical Society. Thanks to Alan Thorley.

■ Traders throughtout Central Highlands were being treated unjsutly by V/Line said Parliamentarian Marie Tehan. Quinlan Motors of Yea was an example where land had been leased, money spent of improvements, but the business was now being told that V/Line was going to put the land to public auction, instead of being able to purchase at Valuer-General’s valuation.


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More break-ins ■ Whittlesea locals are reporting an increased amount of house break-ins. Social media last week had reports of problems in the Crystal Views estate, a suspicious person posing as a meter reader, screaming from a house around Macmeikan St, and a car with two men that had reversed up to a garage door.

Contracts signed

■ Big contracts were approved last week by Murrindindi Shire Council. G.W. and B.R. Crameri Pty Ltd won a $528,508.43 contract (excluding GST) for works on a number of local roads: ■ Back Eildon Rd, Thornton ■ Grant St South, Alexandra ■ Langs Rd, Limestone ■ Mt Pleasant Rd, Alexandra ■ National Park Rd, Kinglake West ■ Skyline Rd, Eildon ■ UT Creek Rd, Alexandra ■ Breakaway Rd, Acheron ■ Limestone Rd, Limestone. Fineblade Pty Ltd won a $192,579 contract (excluding GST) for the renewal and upgrade works to the Yarck Rd Bridge and Old Yarck Rd Bridge.

$750,000 spend planned ■ A number of local firms will be involved in an ‘engineering services panel’ for $750,000 in works for Murrindindi Shire Council over the next three years: Service engineering services ■ Regional Management Group Pty Ltd ■ HDS Australia Pty Ltd ■ CAF Consulting Services Pty Ltd Structural (non-bridge) and engineering services ■ Regional Management Group Pty Ltd ■ CAF Consulting Services Pty Ltd ■ Perrett Simpson Pty Ltd Bridge engineering services ■ GH Engineers Pty Ltd ■ Civinfra Pty Ltd

Back home ■ Wattle Glen CFA unit moved back into its headquarters last weekend after an eight-month reconstruction project.

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Libs push for parking at Hurstbridge rail hub ■ A large number of commuters from Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Murrindindi and Yarra Ranges travel to the Hurstbridge rail head daily for their commute to the City and inner suburbs. Liberal politicians Cindy McLeish and Wendy Lovell are keeping the pressure on the Andrews Labor State Government to provide adequte car parking at the terminus, after Public Transport Victoria closed-off makeshift parking facilities on the rail reserve. In a letter to Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan, Ms McLeish said commuters were being forced to find alternative parking in the town or to stop using public transport altogether. "Commuters have found the reserve to be an appropriate and convenient place to park given the lack of more suitable facilities." "The recent decision to close off the reserve is causing great inconvenience to commuters, especially my constituents who drive in from the outer reaches of

● Hurstbridge rail station on a quiet day. Photo: MM.com.au the Nillumbik Shire including the transport network," Ms McLeish towns of St Andrews, Panton Hill, said. Smiths Gully, Cottles Bridge and The calls follow those made by Arthurs Creek." Liberal Member for Northern "As a short term measure, I Victoria, Wendy Lovell, who raised request that you allow commuters to the issue in the Victorian Parliapark their cars on the reserve and to ment last month. provide solutions to any challenges "The minister only needs to caused by this." check Google Maps, which shows "I appreciate this may be the Hurstbridge railway station car complex matter, but I encourage park full and another 48 vehicles you to provide an immediate parked on the rail reserve, to see the solution to ensure my constituents need for additional parking," Ms are able to continue using the public Lovell said.

■ Police admit that Triple Zero is the best number to call if immediate Police attendance is required. The public meeting held at Whittlessea last month heard that statistics are kept for calls made to Triple Zero, but that calls made to local police stations are not counted in those figures analysed by Government decision makers. More than 400 people attended the public meeting at the Whittlesea Activity Centre, with speakers saying they had been taught over the years not to call ‘000’, as it was a number reserved for “real” emergencies only. Senior Police told the meeting that official thinking has changed and ‘Triple Zero’ is the “way to go”

for the best immediate attention. In Whittlesea, Police may have to come from areas such as Mill Park or Bundoora. At Yea, local police have been known to serve areas including Benalla, Mansfield, Narbethong and Kinglake, when their local officers were unavailable. Callers to Triple Zero (000) are asked to nominate the required emergency service and identify the location they are calling from. Triple Zero (000) should not be referred to as 'Triple Oh', as this can cause confusion and could result in people incorrectly dialling 666 on some alpha-numeric keypads. If dialled within Australia, emergency calls to 666 will not be re-routed.

■ State MLAs and MLCs have a three-week break from their inParliament duties. The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council last sat on Thursday, September 21. They are due to resume on Tuesday, October 17.

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‘Urgent investigation’ underway ■ The Office of the Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe University, Prof. John Dewar, is conducting an “urgent investigation” into allegations that a local student has been using the university’s email system for their own business emails. A written complaint was made last week to Prof. Dewar’s office last week that the student was using the University’s internet facilities to send email traffic considered as “harassing” by its recipient. Under the University’s Use of Computer Facilities Statute, students may not use equipment in an unauthorised or unlawful mmaner, and are prohiobited from using

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facilities for private commercial activities. Users are not allowed to use the University’s ‘carriage service’ for abusive, harassing, objectionable or menacing material. Under the Statute, unsolicited commercial email is prohibited. It is alleged that the student is running a business, and has sought trade mark registration. Under the Statute, the University may suspend the student’s use of computer facilities, may refer matters to a General Misconduct Officer for action under the University’s General Misconduct Statute.

● Cr Eric Lording ■ Murrindindi Shire Council will spend $246,901.20 for a Mack Granite Prime Mover waste transfer vehicle, after Crs Eric Lording and Leigh Dunscombe last week successfully moved its purchase from CMV Track & Bus Pty Ltd. Money is being transferred from the Council’s ‘Waste Reserve’ for this purchase.

Shae’s secret

● Shae Wissell ■ As a Kinglake teenager in the 1990s, Shae Wissell graduated from the Ivanhoe Grammar School Plenty Campus in 1997. Shae loved reading and creative writing but was unknowingly struggling with dyslexia, a condition that she would not be diagnosed with for another 10 years. After graduating, Shae trained as a Speech Pathologist before completing a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Health Administration. Through her work and her own experience with dyslexia, Shae developed a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities, particularly young people trying to finish high school. This led her to start the Dear Dyslexic Foundation; a network, forum and podcast to support people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.


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Bushfire overlay changes

■ Additional Murrindindi properties are being moved into the Bushfire Management Overlay from Sunday (Oct. 8), Cr Margaret Rae told last week’s Council meeting held in Yea. This affects about two-thirds of properties in the Shire, numbering approximately 6000, Cr Rae said. More properties than previously will have to comply with BMO requirements, and have to obtain a planniong permit where in the past this would

● Cr Margaret Rae

not have been needed. More detailed information and fact sheets will become available “as we go forward”, Cr Rae said. “Anyone who is thinking of or intending to undertyake work in their property should check with our planning unit to see if any of the changes will affect them and get assistance with their plans,” Cr Rae said. Temporary planning provisions in Murrindindi Shire ceased on Friday (Sept. 29), Cr Rae said.

Photo opportunity ■ Yea Camera Club is donating part of its raffle proceeds to the Yea and District Memorial Hospital. More than $2000 worth of prizes are to be won in the raffle. Prizes include a photo printed in acrylic and mounted (Tint Design), a $250 service (Neil Beer Seymour), one night’s accommodation (Tower Motel Marysville), hamper (Officeworks Lilydale), high tea (Flowerdale Estate) and wine (Sedona Estate). The Club is busy with a photography competition and exhibition to be held on the Melbourne Cup weekend (Nov. 4-7), with thne opening night to be held on Friday, November 3 at Beaufort Manor, Yea. There are 10 categories in the competition. Entries close at 12 Noon this Saturday (Oct. 7). Registrations are now open at www.yeacameraclub.org.au

● Joy and John Clayton

SAGITTARIUS: (November23- December20) Lucky Colour: Silver Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 2.3.2.1. Lotto Numbers: 2.13.26.35.40.45. If you are prepared o accept responsibilities and work hard the rewards will more than compensate. A very romantic period, singles could decide to become doubles, some will be coming close to the move that they want to make. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2.3.5.6. Lotto Numbers: 5.12.29.6.14.45. The wiser will keep secrets to themselves. Consider others feeling first. Love interests are under fortunate vibes, and many will benefit financially.An out of the way place could be full of romantic surprises. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.9. Lotto Numbers: 4.12.25.8.36.30. Keep criticisms under control if you want to keep your friends. Don't provoke situations that you know will bring trouble. It is best to keep a low profile for now. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 4.6.8.7. Lotto Numbers: 7.15.29.38.4.33. Wiser to listen politely to the viewpoints of others or you could step on the wrong toes. Socially many will be climbing higher. You'll be happier if you keep some of your time to your loved ones.

Visit Kerry Kulkens Magic Shop at 1693 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave Phone/Fax 9754 4587 www.kerrykulkens.com.au Like us on Facebook

● Kerry Gouldthorpe sells Yea Camera Club raffle tickets on Saturday.

Here’s where to grab your weekly copy ● ALEXANDRA. Foodworks. 102 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Landmark Real Estate. 56 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Murrindindi Shire Offices. Perkins St. ● ALEXANDRA. Newsagency. 82-84 Grant St. ● ALEXANDRA. Simpsons Fuel. 25 Aitken St. ● ALEXANDRA. Totally Trout. 2/42 Downey St. ● BUXTON. Post Office. 2187 Maroondah Hwy. ● DIAMOND CREEK. Newsagency. 62A Main Hurstbridge Rd. ● DOREEN. General Store. 920 Yan Yean Rd. ● EILDON. Foodworks. 18 Main St. ● ELTHAM. Newsagency. 2/963 Main Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Community House. 36 Silver Creek Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Hazeldene Store. 6 Curlings Rd. ● FLOWERDALE. Hotel. 3325 WhittleseaYea Rd ● GLENBURN. United Petroleum. 3883 Melba Hwy. ● HEALESVILLE. Newsagency. 195 Maroondah Hwy. ● HURSTBRIDGE. Newsagency 800 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd. ● KANGAROO GROUND. General Store. 280 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd. ● KINGLAKE. Bakehouse. 10 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGL AKE. Foodworks. 12 Main St. ● KINGLAKE. Library. 19 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGLAKE. Pub. 28 WhittleseaKinglake Rd. ● KINGLAKE. United Petroleum. 2 Kinglake-Glenburn Rd. ● LAURIMAR. Newsagency. 8/95 Hazel Glen Dr. ● LILYDALE. Newsagency. 237 Main St. ● MANSFIELD. Foodworks. 119 High St. ● MERNDA VILLAGES. Post Office. 50 Mernda Village Dr. ● MARYSVILLE. Foodworks. 49 Darwin St. ● MOLESWORTH. Hungry Horse Hotel. 4364 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ● MOLESWORTH. Store.4353 Goulburn Valley Hwy. ● NARBETHONG. Black Spur Inn. 436 Maroondah Hwy. ● PHEASANT CREEK. Flying Tarts. 888 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ● PHEASANT CREEK. Store. 884 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd. ● RESEARCH. Post Office. 1544 Main Rd ● SEYMOUR. Newsagency. 66 Station St ● ST ANDREWS. Store. 10 Caledonia St. ● STRATH CREEK. Post Office. 8 Glover St. ● TAGGERTY. Store. 26 Taggerty-Thornton Rd. ● THORNTON. Store. 1365 TaggertyThornton Rd. ● TOOLANGI. Tavern. 1390 Myers Creek Rd. ● WATTLE GLEN. Peppers Paddock General Store. 13 Kangaroo GroundWattle Glen Rd. ● WHITTLESEA. Bowls Club. 101 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Champions Supa IGA. 2/ 16 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. El-Azar Milk Bar. 13 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Foodworks. 65 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Whittlesea H Hardware. 2420 Plenty Rd. ● WHITTLESEA. Newsagency. 45 Church St. ● WHITTLESEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 29 Beech St. ● YARCK. Hotel. Maroondah Hwy. ● YARCK. Store. 6595 Maroondah Hwy ● YARRA GLEN. IGA. 1/38 Bell St. ● YARRA GLEN. Newsagency. 32 Bell St. ● YEA. Amble Inn Cafe. 24 High St ● YEA. Bakery. 44 High St. ● YEA. BP. 31 High St ● YEA. Cafe Christies. 17 High St ● YEA. Country Woman. 6 Station St. ● YEA. Foodworks. 10 High St ● YEA. Library. 15 The Semi-Circle ● YEA. Manna Fest. 94 High St. ● YEA. Marmalades. 20 High St ● YEA. Mint and Jam. 46 High St ● YEA. Newsagency. 74 High St ● YEA. Peppercorn Hotel. 21 Station St. ● YEA. Provender Bakery. 56 High St ● YEA. Rendezvous. 10 High St ● YEA. Royal Mail Hotel. 88 High St. ● YEA. Take-Away. 68 High St


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Funds for local history projects to honour Uncle Roy Patterson

● File Photo: The Wurundjeri Tribe Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council is the Registered Aboriginal Party for the Nillumbik Shire. ■ Murrindindi Shire Council is to receive small grants to community organisations Special Minister of State, Gavin “This funding will go a long way in a $5000 grant towards preserving the cul- Jennings, has announced that 53 commuto support projects that preserve, record or bringing their projects to life. tural memoir of Taungurung Elder, Uncle nity groups will share in $345,000 worth of publish Victorian local history. “Their work in capturing the memory Roy Patterson. “The program is about putting our dedilocal history grants. of unique aspects of our state, ensures that Nillumbik Shire Council has been cated community organisations first, who This year’s winning recipients included future generations can appreciate and unawarded $12,575 to produce the Nillumbik the Abbotsford Convent for the developdo such a great job of collecting and prederstand Victoria’s varied and diverse hisHeritage Digital Guide. serving Victoria’s fascinating history,” said ment of an historical book, the Brighton tory for many years to come.” Kilmore and District Hospital is receiv- Historical Society to catalogue and photoa Government spokesman. Public Record Office Director and ing $5755 for the appraisal of its histroical graph their costume collection, and the “Victoria’s diverse history is a real Keeper of Public Records, Justine records collection. drawcard for visitors, with a total of 6.4 Ballarat Tramway Museum for an interHeazlewood said: “There is such a broad And $3375 is to be provided to the Yarra pretation of their heritage trams and their million people visiting a museum, gallery, range of amazing work being done in our Plenty Regional Library to produce role in the local community. heritage site or monument on their trip in local communities to preserve and share Whittlesea’s Dark Past. Other successful projects ranged from the year ending March 2017. Victoria’s history.” The grant funding is being provided to digitisation of historic newspapers to de“Over the past five years this has been “We congratulate these groups and enlocal history groups and other organisations veloping heritage town walks and recordgrowing at 5.7 per cent a year. from the State Government for commu- ing of oral histories. Mr Jennings said: “I want to congratucourage future applicants to apply for the nity projects that preserve and share late the successful community groups and The funding is part of the annual Local next round funding. Applications will open Victoria’s history for generations to come. History Grants Program which provides their fantastic local history projects. in the coming months.”

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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

US book launch for Les Twentyman ■ Hi everyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.

More Shut-Eye ■ A "catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic" is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected "every aspect of our biology" and was widespread in modern society. And yet politicians and employers were not taking the problem seriously, with a desire to get a decent night's sleep often stigmatized as a sign of laziness, he said. Electric lights, television and computer screens, longer commutes, the blurring of the line between work and personal time, and a host of other aspects of modern life have contributed to sleep deprivation, which is defined as less than seven hours a night.

Mouth That Roared ■ It was a glittering affair in the Australia Board Room at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites for the book launch of Les Twentyman's book, The Mouth That Roared. Les told some stories from his book, which captivated the sell out audience. Stories of Les's connection with Homeboy Industries here in Los Angeles who raise funds to help former gang members and previously incarcerated men and woman turn their lives around. Les takes these good deeds back to the western suburbs of Melbourne to improve conditions for the youth who need to find some solid ground. Les's book sold out on this special night in L.A. as it has been doing in bookstores around Australia. The book has been entered for two awards: the Walkely nonfiction, and the Victorian Premier Literacy Awards.

Comings and Goings

Playboy’s playboy dies ■ Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner's rise to become one of the world's most famous men began with a heartbreak that tore his life apart. The glamour magazine's owner, who died last week at age 91, became known as a serial ladies' man during a career that lasted 64 years. But it was the betrayal a young Hefner suffered at the hands of his first wife that marked his formative years and one that he went on to describe as "the most devastating moment" of his life. He married Mildred Williams in 1949 in the belief the pair had 'saved themselves' for one another. The couple had met at college in the mid 40s. Little did Chicago-born Hefner know that his beloved Milly had slept with another man while her beau served in the US military during the Second World War. Explaining his heartbreak, he said: "I think the relationship was probably held together by two years of foreplay. "That wasn't unusual for our time. In fact, most of my immediate friends didn't have sex until they married. Milly and I had it just before. "I had literally saved myself for my wife, but after we had sex she told me that she'd had an affair. That was the most devastating moment in my life.”

● Pictured at the book signing was Ramada Plaza and Suites Managing Director, Alan Johnson, who presented a special 'Ozcar' award for services to the community to Les Twentyman.

The President is Missing ■ Showtime is set to turn an upcoming novel written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson into a TV series, the network has announced. The novel, titled The President Is Missing is due for publication in June 2018 and the network has beat out other film studios and networks to acquire the rights. Described by Showtime as the "startling story" of a sitting US. president's disappearance, the bookmarks the first time a former US president has co-authored a thriller. The series will be Clinton's first book-to-screen adaptation after writing three books since his departure from the White House in 2001. Details on the plot are scarce, but a statement announcing the joint effort back in May promised "insider details that only a president can know." "Though fictional, the story brings to life the pressures and realities of the most important position in the world."

GDP Jumped to 3.1% ■ The US economic output grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent this spring, the highest growth since 2015, according to new Commerce Department figures for the second quarter. However, growth is expected to slow dramatically after the string of fierce hurricanes that slammed Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico, with economists predicting that storm damage could cause Gross Domestic Product to fall by as much as 1.2 percentage points for the third quarter.

‘IT’ - a hit ■ "IT" has become a bona-fide phenomenon since its debut on September 8, breaking all box office expectations and shattering records left and right. For New Line and Warner Bros., it's surely been nothing but celebration. Today the two studios have announced the release date for the sequel to IT as September 6, 2019, where it will debut in regular theaters and IMAX screens (for those who like to be even more terrified). The movie has revived a sluggish summer box office, and continues to put up big numbers, as it becomes the highest-grossing R-rated horror movie in the US ever.

GavinWood

From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd

Costly imports ■ The population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant offsetting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion. The costs, at over $88 billion, are ravaging state and local governments. The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals.

Come and see us

Jay-Z too cool ■ Jay-Z apparently won't be following in the footsteps of his wife, Beyoncé. Or those of Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga and the numerous others who have performed during the half-time show at the Super Bowl. According to a report by the Source earlier this week, the superstar rapper was offered the prestigious gig at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on February 4, but turned it down.

■ British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a "sensible" move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, says he has become a dual UK- Italian citizen, and his wife is applying for British nationality. Their two sons already have dual citizenship. In a statement, the 57-year-old Firth said he and his wife had never thought much about their different passports, "but now, with some of the uncertainty around, we thought it sensible that we should all get the same." ■ Gary Oldman has secretly tied the knot for the fifth time. The Darkest Hour star has married writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt. Oldman who plays British World War II Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in his new movie wed Schmidt at the LA home of his manager and Darkest Hour producer Doug Urbanski just before they headed to the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.

● Colin Firth

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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


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Photos from the past: Strath Creek

● Strath Creek Uniting Church. Circa 1985. Photo: John Collins

● Strath Creek Valley. Circa 1875-1938. Photo: John Henry Harvey

● Big Tree Camp, Strath Creek. 1907.

● C.R. Long (no relation) unveils the Hume and Hovell cairn, Strath Creek

● Unveiling of the Hume and Hovell cairn, Strath Creek. 1927.

● At Strath Creek. Circa 1875-1938. Photo: John Henry Harvey

● Kerrisdale Estate, Strath Creek. 1985. Photo: John Collins

● Kerrisdale Estate, Strath Creek. 1985. Photo: John Collins


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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not in Blu-Rays and DVDs FILM: BLADE RUNNER - The Final Cut - 4K + Blu-Ray: Genre: Sci-Fi/Noir/Thriller. Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy. Year/s: 1982 (Original Theatrical Version) - 2007 (Final Cut Version). Rating: M. Length: 117 Minutes. Stars: ***** Verdict: In the futuristic year of 2019 in Los Angeles, ex-cop Rick Deckard, now a "Blade Runner," is assigned to terminate four "replicants," that look like real human beings, who committed a bloody mutiny on an Off World colony and have returned to Earth to find their creator, and during his investigation is introduced to a unique replicant, Rachel, by the creator, who evokes human emotion and makes him question his own identity and mortality in what's human and what's not human. Visionary filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott's dark neo-noir dystopian "Kafkaesque" science fiction saga is a spellbinding and landmark tour de force of filmmaking on every level. Based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, with the exception of very few films, most notably Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), George Lucas' Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) and Ridley Scott's own groundbreaking Alien (1979), has a motion picture so completely transcended cinema. Harrison Ford as the embittered futuristic Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade inspired hard-boiled "Blade Runner" delivers one of the standout performances of his career, however, it is Rutger Hauer's career defining role as the tough brooding yet poetic replicant Roy Batty that punches a hole through the screen. Like Robert Shaw's gripping story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in Steven Spielberg's JAWS, Rutger Hauer's "Tears in Rain" moment remains one of the most haunting and unforgettable monologues ever committed to celluloid. Along with starting visual effects by Douglas Trumball (2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), breathtaking music score by legendary Oscar winning composer Vangelis, and eye-popping Cinematography by Jordan Cronenweth, they have all combined to create unequalled and unsurpassed multilayered and richly textured odyssey of man and machine. Haunting, stimulating, atmospheric, poetic, gothic, ambiguous, gripping, thought provoking, poignant and hugely entertaining, this all new eye-popping 4K release of "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" is an unpretentious, awe inspiring, game-changing and incomparable motion picture masterpiece that becomes more and more thrilling and richer with every viewing. UNMISSABLE! FILM: CHURCHILL: Genre: Biography/Drama. Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson (Clementine Churchill), John Slattery (Dwight Eisenhower), Julian Wadham (Bernard Montgomery). Year: 2017. Rating: M. Length: 98 Minutes. Stars: **** Verdict: Set in the four days in the lead-up to D-Day British Prime Minister Winston Churchill clashes with General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery against the plans of the invasion, while battling his own demons and plagued by depression brought on by exhaustion and fear of a repeat of his disastrous command which resulted in the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915. Compelling psychological warts-and-all biographical-drama is brought vividly to life through the extraordinarily compelling performance by Brian Cox as the impulsive, brash, bullish, fearful, obsessive and hurting Winston Churchill, aided and superbly balanced by Miranda Richardson as his long suffering but equally strong and determined wife, Clementine. Written by Alex von Tunzelmann and directed by Australian Jonathan Teplitzky, with superb production design and period detail, another stand-out is the breathtaking Scottish locations and haunting imagery by cinematographer by David Higgs. Far removed from the more traditional war movie or screen biography, this is a strong, haunting and poignant depiction inside the mind of an extraordinary man and historical figure, a beleaguered man terrified of those about to die, and fearful of being remembered as an architect of carnage. FILM: HOUNDS OF LOVE: Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriiler. Cast: Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Susie Porter. Year: 2016. Rating: MA15+ Length: 108 Minutes. Stars: *** Verdict: Western Australia in 1988 and a disturbed young couple who cruise the streets in search of their next victim come upon a 17-year-old high school girl who they abduct and chain in a room in their house. Impressive feature directorial debut by Ben Young and solid performances by Stephen Curry and Emma Booth as the brutal predators and tormentors, along with Ashleigh Cummings as their victim, all create visually striking, and undeniably harrowing psychological tale of depravity and horror. Not unlike the harrowing David Lynch masterpiece "Blue Velvet," in shadowing the false surface of seemingly normal suburban life and revealing the dark side of suburbia that lies beneath, this is as compelling, chilling and uncomfortable to watch, an intensely tragic and ambiguous experience that is every parent's nightmare, and a haunting reality because we have seen it happen all too often. Writer-director Ben Young is a talent to watch out for!

Rourke’s Reviews: The Devil’s Candy

● Jesse Hellman (Ethan Embry) struggles with inner demons in the eerie, stylish horror/thriller The Devil's Candy, out now on DVD. ■ (MA). 80 minutes. Now avail- Devil's Candy, it is well-worth your able on DVD. time. After bursting onto the scene in It must be said that it is a huge 2009 with The Loved Ones, an un- disappointment that The Devil's forgettable mix of teen angst, black Candy has't been released on Blucomedy, and brutal horror, Aussie Ray in Australia, and with no exwriter/director Sean Byrne seemed tras. to fall off the map, despite the acWhen it screened at the colades and festival recognition (it Melbourne Film Festival last year, won the prestigious Midnight Byrne, who was a guest, provided Madness Award at the Toronto fascinating insight into how hard it Film Festival). is to finance a low-to-mid budget Then in 2015, fans were excited movie these days, as so much to hear of his sophomore effort, money is now pumped into televiwhich premiered at TIFF that year. sion or mega-expensive superhero After the success of The Loved extravaganzas. Ones (which took over a year to An audio commentary from this reach Australian cinemas), it talented director would have been seemed logical that his follow-up wonderful (where he got the fundwould hit our shores much quicker ing, and how he got permission to this time, but unfortunately it hasn't use certain songs is equally combeen the case, with The Devil's pelling), as would have been beCandy finally arriving direct to DVD hind-the-scenes documentaries and in September. the footage deleted from his initial The story follows struggling art- cut. ist Jesse Hellman (Ethan Embry), RATING - ***½ who along with his wife Astrid (Shiri Appleby) and teenage daughter Zooey (Kiara Glasco), move into a rural house in Texas, (M). Various running times. Now which they've managed to pick up available on Blu-Ray and DVD. at an insanely cheap price. With the highly anticipated Blade When previous tenant Ray Runner 2049 about to open cinSmilie (Pruitt Taylor Vince), who emas, it is of course the perfect time has recently been released from a to revisit the original, which changed mental asylum, turns up with an sci-fi as we knew it. electric guitar whose sounds seem The Ridley Scott classic, to possess those that use the instru- adapted by Hampton Fancher and ment, all hell breaks loose. David Peoples (from the book Do Like his debut feature, Byrne Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? displays great visual flair, and just by Philip K. Dick), is one of those as importantly, has a great ear for few futuristic visions that hasn't sound design, with the demonic dated one bit, and thoroughly derumblings and chantings that fill the serves its legendary reputation. soundtrack being utterly eerie and For those three people out there unsettling. who don't own it, Blade Runner has What also sets this apart from been released again, this time on the pack is the care Byrne shows the 4K format, although it is only towards his characters, who are the most recent version, The Final then well-played by a well-chosen Cut, that has received the royal cast. treatment. Cinematographer Simon At the moment five official difChapman and editor Andy Canny, ferent versions exist (many fan edwho have collaborated with Byrne its also exist); the work print;US since his excellent 2007 short film theatrical Cut; International Cut; Advantage, help craft this highly ef- The Director's Cut; and The Final fective mood piece to a slick, styl- Cut. ish sheen, and there is a standout The new edition doesn't have score from Mads Heldtberg and everything that was on the five disc Michael Yezerski. set released a few years back, Only the fiery finale is some- which is a pity, but if you still don't what of a letdown, with its over- have this masterpiece in your colthe-top, illogical nature betraying lection, now is definitely the time the restrained, well-executed ten- to pick it up. sion that preceded it. RATING - ***** Still, please search out The - Aaron Rourke

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OCTOBER 1-7 THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: 1. KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. 2. IT. 3. THE EMOJI MOVIE. 4. VICTORIA AND ABDUL. 5. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. 6. THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE. 7. AMERICAN ASSASSIN. 8. MOTHER! 9. GIRL'S TRIP. 10. NIKKA ZALDAR 2. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: SEPTEMBER 28: BATTLE OF THE SEXES, FLATLINERS, THE GO-BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE, THE DANCER. OCTOBER 5: BLADE RUNNER 2049, CHASING THE DRAGON, FINAL PORTRAIT, FIREWORKS, SONG TO SONG. THE DVD AND BLU-RAY TOP RENTALS & SALES: 1. WONDER WOMAN [Action/Fantasy/Adventure/Gal Gadot, Chris Pine]. 2. ROUGH NIGHT [Comedy/Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon]. 3. DESPICABLE ME 3 [Animated/Action/ Adventure/Steve Carell]. 4. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES [Adventure/Johnny Depp]. 5. ALL EYEZ ON ME [Drama/Biography/ Music/Demetrius Shipp Jr]. 6. THE MUMMY [Action/Adventure/Fantasy/ Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe]. 7. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Volume 2 [Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure/Chris Pratt]. 8. VICEROY'S HOUSE [Drama/History/Hugh Bonneville]. 9. JOHN WICK 2 [Action/Crime/Thriller/ Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane]. Also: FREE FIRE, THE PROMISE, THE SHACK, WAKEFIELD, GET OUT, BECOMING BOND, FATE OF THE FURIOUS, NORMAN, BAYWATCH, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD. NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS ON DVD THIS WEEK: IT COMES AT NIGHT [Horror/Mystery/Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott]. HOUNDS OF LOVE [Crime/Drama/Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings]. CHURCHILL [Biography/Drama/Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson]. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT [SciFi/Action/Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins]. THE WIZARD OF LIES [Biography/Crime/ Drama/Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer]. NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS ON BLU-RAY THIS WEEK: IT COMES AT NIGHT [Horror/Mystery/Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott]. HOUNDS OF LOVE [Crime/Drama/Stephen Curry, Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings]. CHURCHILL [Biography/Drama/Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson]. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT [SciFi/Action/Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins]. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 40th Anniversary [Sci-Fi/Richard Dreyfuss]. THE FLY: Digitally Remastered Special Edition [1986/Horror/Thriller/Jeff Goldblum]. THE FLY II: Digitally Remastered Special Edition [1989/Horror/Thriller/Eric Stoltz]. AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE. NEW & RE-RELEASE AND CLASSIC MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 40th Anniversary [Sci-Fi/Richard Dreyfuss]. MURDER BY DECREE [Mystery/Crime/ Thriller/Christopher Plummer, James Mason]. THE FLY: Digitally Remastered Special Edition [1986/Horror/Thriller/Jeff Goldblum]. THE FLY II: Digitally Remastered Special Edition [1989/Horror/Thriller/Eric Stoltz]. NEW RELEASE TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY AND MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: HOUSE OF CARDS: Season 5. ROAD HAUKS: Season 1. RIVERDALE: Season 1. THE 100: Season 4. WENTWORTH: Season 5. AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE. DESCENDANTS 2. THE MAGICIANS: Season 2. CHICAGO P.D: Season 4. DROP DEAD DIVA: Complete Collection. - James Sherlock


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BRANCH Gayle "Stormy" Donna Branch, nee Oliver 20.11.1953 - 29.09.2017 Beloved wife of Ian. Adored Mum of Tereasa, Leanne, Alan and Kimberley. Cherished Nan of Rhiannon, Maddison, Jye, Bonnie, Taylee and Jakobie. Loved sister of Garry, Geoff (dec.) Karyn and Frank. Loved by all. A remarkable woman who held her head high and gave endlessly to those around her. BRANCH, nee Oliver. A service celebrating Gayle's life will be held on Monday October 9, 2017 at 2.00 pm in the Yea Shire Hall. Private cremation to follow. Donations to Yea Hospital in lieu of bought flowers appreciated.

PITKIN, nee Barnier, Joy Ann 19.01.1947 - 1.10.2017 Beloved wife of Colin. Loved mother of Robert and Mark. Sadly missed. PITKIN, - A Service celebrating Joy's life will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10.30 am in the Murrindindi Chapel, 21 Johnston St, Alexandra. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to the Yarck Cemetery.

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POSITION VACANT FULL-TIME AND/OR PART-TIME Diploma Childcare Educator available in Alexandra. Current working with children check and excellent references essential. Inquiries and resume to: alexandrababycare@bigpond.com

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YEA CWA Meetings. 4th Thursday. 1.30pm Yea RSL Hall. Phone 0400 424 888 New members welcome

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■ It is 40 years since the passing of Bing Crosby but he lives on through his films and recordings. Most of us followed his life with great interest as he was once described as "the most popular man on the planet." Bing portrayed the handsome, easy going wisecracking singer and actor and he was dearly loved. Harry Lillis Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1903 and had six brothers and sisters. When Harry was only three the family moved to moved to Spokane, Washington. In 1910 he was given the nickname of ‘Bing’ by a young neighbour and it stuck throughout his life. Bing attended Gonzaga University and I have seen letters he wrote back to the University after he became rich and famous - he never forgot his peers and was very respectful. He joined a band and played drums. In 1925 Bing joined a singing group called The Rhythm Boys and he worked with Harry Barris and Al Rinker. They sang with the famous Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Bing married Dixie Lee in 1930 and they had four sons Gary, Phillip, Dennis and Lindsay. Bing decided to go solo in 1931 and developed the ‘crooning style’ of singing and had hits with songs such as Just One More Chance, Out of Nowhere and A Million Dollar Baby.

Whatever Happened To ... Bing Crosby By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM Bing was signed to Brunswick Records and was also singing on the CBS Radio network. He became one of the most popular singers throughout the world and everybody wanted to sing like Bing. His film career began with short features and by the late 1930s Bing Crosby was a major film star. Some of his films in this period included Anything Goes, Sing You Sinners, We're Not Dressing, Pennies From Heaven and Rhythm on the Range. In the film Holiday Inn he sang a new song by Irving Berlin which became his biggest selling single. Bing thought that White Christmas was just

another song but he was proven wrong when the public took it to their hearts and it has been reported that it has sold in excess of 50 million singles over the past 70 years. The figure is around 100 million if you count albums and compilations. Bing won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1944 for his role as Father O'Malley in Going My Way. I loved the ‘Road films’ with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope which began with Road to Singapore in 1940 and ended with The Road to Hong Kong in 1962. Dixie Lee died in 1952 and five years later Bing walked down the aisle with Kathryn Grant and they had three children from their happy marriage. Bing Crosby never came to Australia and I cannot recall seeing a film or telemovie on his life. Over the years he did radio interviews with Norman Banks, Philip Brady and Bert Newton. In his career Bing Crosby won many awards for his singing and acting. He made the transition into television in the early 1950s after almost 20 years in radio. My favourite Bing Crosby film is High Soci-

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ty where he teamed with Grace Kelly, Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra. There have been many books written on Bing Crosby and there is not enough space in this column to pay justice to his body of work. Bing Crosby died suddenly whilst playing golf in Madrid on October 14, 1977. He collapsed from a massive heart attack at the age of 74. The Herald newspaper in Melbourne devoted its entire front page to the story and several pages within the paper. It was a great shock to the world. I am a member of the Bing Crosby Society and we meet at the Collingwood Library, 11 Stanton St, Abbotsford. Old Crosby films are shown and a group of people who share a common interest in Bing Crosby meet for a great social evening. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 17 at 7pm - for details contact John Allan on 9755 3365. It will be a special meeting to mark Bing's 40th anniversary. Needless to say I am a huge fan of the work of Bing Crosby. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on radio Mike Till Midnight - Saturday at 8.10pm Remember When - Sunday at 9.10pm 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.

Royal Symphony due to tune in at Caulfield

■ Top colt Royal Symphony, unbeaten in four starts, is the one to beat in the time honoured Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield on October 14. Leading trainer Tony McEvoy is quietly confident that the son of Domesday can match it with the best of them, especially after his great run at Flemington where he came from a near impossible position to get up in the last stride. He has proved time and time again that he can overcome difficulties in the races that he has contested. At present Royal Symphony is being quoted at just under each way odds, which I feel is very good odds. At the time of going to press Royal Symphony was competing in the Guineas Prelude at Caulfield. On the second line is the smart filly Catchy, who won the Blue Diamond early this year, and has come back well since. Under the care of leading trainers, David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, she hasn't put a foot wrong, but the colt is strong. I feel she is a better chance of winning the One Thousand Guineas for the Fillies at Caulfield, she is competing in the Fillies prelude at Caulfield as we go to press. An interesting runner is Gold Standard, in the care of top trainer Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, who missed a place for the first time in five starts in the Golden Rose at Rosehill, officially fourth behind Trapeze Artist. The James Cummings-trained Kementari is in the market at double figure odds, but is yet to produce the goods although as mentioned in a previous column, former top jockey Darren Beadman, now with the Godolpin Group,does like him very much. He, with Gold Standard, is on $11, joined by Victorian galloper Merchant Navy, who failed to flatter in the Golden Rose after an unbeaten start to his career. Prepared by top young Victorian trainer, Ciaron Maher, the son of Fastnet Rock, never looked a chance in the Golden Rose, and would have to improve, but he will be playing at home in the Guineas. Also at $11 is the Golden Rose winner, Trapeze Artist, who surprised

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with Ted Ryan He is prepared by one of Australia's most astute trainers, Gerald Ryan, who had the favourite Menari in the ‘Rose’, who finished third. Prior to the running he declared that Menari was a good thing, and only bad luck could beat him, but the stablemate came home. After the race he gave Trapeze Artist a chance at big odds; I wish he would have said that before the race. I am sticking with the South Australian colt, Royal Symphony, he looks the complete package.

Stewards busy

■ Racing Victoria stewards were kept busy on Makybe Diva Stakes Day at Flemington with a number of well fancied horses failing to flatter. Punters were not all happy when stewards allowed the well fancied South Australian filly, Roomooz, a last start winner being allowed to take her place in the field in race one. She crashed into the mounting yard fence prior to the race, was checked by the vet, but allowed to run. Punters who had backed the filly were not happy when she was gone along way out and her rider, Luke Currie, eased her right down in the concluding stages. From the same race the favourite, Jorda, from the Godolphin camp, was well backed, but her rider, Kerrin Mc-

Evoy, said the straight run didn't suit the filly. Stewards called for a vet examination which revealed that she had a slow recovery rate and a swab example was taken for analysis. In the second the odds on favourite and ruling Caulfield Guineas favourite, Royal Symphony was in more trouble than the early settlers. Stewards found that he began awkwardly and then crowded for room. He suffered a number of incidents in the run, with his jockey, Dwayne Dunn, upset with a number of his fellow riders for not giving him a chance to get a clear run. From race 3, stewards found that the favourite, Mr Sneaky, laid in under pressure from the 300 metres, allowing the leader and well backed second favourite, Theanswermyfriend, to skip away after leading and holding Mr Sneaky up in the run. After the race Mr Sneaky's rider, Dwayne Dunn, said his horse had only a 200 metre sprint, and he had to go early to try and catch the leader. You had to be at Flemington or watching closely elsewhere to miss the run of top Western Australian sprinter, Scales of Justice. When approaching the 200 metre mark for the finish, his rider, Brad Rawiller, gave him a cut with the whip which he resented and wobbled all over the place giving Brad a scare. He finished a good second to the Newmarket winner, Redkirk Warrior. The rider of the winner, Redkirk Warrior, who will race in the rich Everest Sprint in Sydney soon, Regan Bayliss, was fined $400, for using the whip for two consecutive strides on two separate occasions prior to the 100 metre mark. Leading jockey, Craig Williams, was suspended for 23 meetings for causing Damian Lane to fall for Limestone. Both jockey and Horse were found to be OK, and Williams admitted that he was in the wrong, and that he wouldn't appeal the suspension. In the Let's Elope Stakes, one of the top fancies, Oregon's Day, raced five wide, but after an examination after the race, was found to have a degree of mucus and also a degree of internal exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhage, that would have affected the mare's performance.

OK. With John O’Keefe Switching microphones

■ Often controversial feature writer at the Herald Sun, Rita Pinahi, has swapped microphones from Tom Elliot at 3AW, to join Eddie McGuire and crew at Triple M’s Hot Breakfast. There are sure to be lots of sparks flying in her new jig

Next series on the way

■ The Ten Network is still reeling from its financial plight but haw given the go ahead to further series of Shark Tank. At Seven there’s another series of Little Big Shots at the audition stage. Little Big Shots has been a runaway ratings winner and father-of-four Shane Jacobson is an exceptional talent. Whilst on the subject of exceptionally talented children, ABC-TV is in production with a prime time series featuring six amazing Aussie pre-teens including an eight-year-old pianist studying in New York, and a 10-year-old abstract painter. The series traces their talents and examines family life. The series is due for release 201 , so watch out for Making Child Prodigies.

Bon Scott’s secret ■ Unbeknown to most, iconic ACDC rocker Bon Scott fathered a son way back when. The son was adopted and lived for 18 years in Geelong and known as Dave Stephens. Now a talented muso Dave will play alongside some famous name rockers in a tour appropriately called Born but not forgotten and due to appear in headline gigs in Melbourne during November.

Footy songs on high rotation ■ Footy songs reach their peak come Grand Final, and rightly so. Mike Brady is our favourite with his unforgettable Up there Cazaly. Another that had its annual airing is That’s the Thing about Football sung by Alice James. The catchy sing-a-long was recorded at home by her dad, Darren James, the long time on air stalwart of 3AW. At the time of recording Alice was a pre-teen youngster and did not miss as a beat as she belted out the words. It’s sure to be heard on 3AW pre- Grand Final 2018 too. The talented James family.

Sophie fights Herald Sun ■ Celeb Sophie Monk, via her management, is having a blue with none other than the Herald Sun. The paper is currently using an image of Sophie wearing Sennheiser earphones, promoting the Hun’s subscription drive. Sophie says no permission was requested for use of the image, and no talent fee paid. The Herald Sun replied saying “no endorsement was implied”. The whole ac most likely will end up in an out-of court settlement. - John O’Keefe


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Country Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads com.au

Billy Ray at Palms

■ Hit maker Billy Ray Cyrus will perform at the Palms at Crown in March next year. His massive chart success came with Achy Breaky Heart in 1992 . The song was a triple platinum hit in Australia and a worldwide phenomenon that went on to become a line dance classic. Aussie multi-award winner Travis Collins will be supporting Billy on his tour.Go

Steve’s 7th album

■ Local singer-songwriter Steve Eales has released his seventh studio album Let's Love Not Fight. As with previous efforts, Steve has played all instruments on the album along with cowriter and producer Reggie Bowman with Robbie Parolin contributing on drums. Steve is currently touring the country promoting the album that is available on iTunes and also from his website www. steveeales.com

Mildura Festival

■ The 31st annual Mildura Country Music Festival is well underway concluding on Sunday (Oct. 8). A highlight of the festival is the the Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards being announced. - Rob Foenander ■ Veteran journalist Hugh Riminton has released a memoir titled Minefields. ■ Priscilla Moca has joined 3AW’s newsroom as a journalist

Changes to local cricket rules ■ Seymour District Cricket Association has published the changes to rules of cricket issued by the ICC. ■ Thickness of bats to be restricted; edges now limited to 40mm and overall depth limited to 67mm ■ Players can now be sent off by umpires for serious or violent misconduct ■ Decision Review System changes: teams will no longer lose one of their allocated reviews when it is deemed to be 'Umpire's Call' though they will not receive top-up reviews after 80 overs, as was previously the case in Test cricket. The DRS may now also be used in T20 Internationals. ■ Tethered bails (bails attached to string) may now be used in a bid to prevent injuries like the one sustained by former South Africa 'keeper Mark Boucher ■ Players can now be caught, stumped or run-out after the ball strikes a helmet being worn by a fielder or a wicketkeeper ■ 'Bouncing bat' run-outs to no longer be out, provided the batsman has "continued forward momentum through running or diving" when the wicket is put down. ■ A no-ball will be called if a delivery bounces more than once (previously more than twice) before the popping crease. It's believed a delivery from Mason Crane, for example, would still be out under the new laws as it appears the ball took its second bounce between the pop-

SDCA circulates new laws ping crease and stumps ■ A batter can now be recalled by umpires – or an appeal withdrawn by fielders – before the ensuing ball is bowled, even if the dismissed batter has left the field of play ■ Fielders intentionally deceiving or distracting a batsman (for example, mock fielding where a player pretends to throw or pick up a ball) can now be penalised ■ Bowlers deemed to have deliberately bowled a front foot no-ball will be barred from bowling for the remainder of the innings ■ A batter can no longer repeatedly take strike in the protected area of the pitch, just as a bowler can not repeatedly follow through into the protected area under the existing rules ■ 'Handled the ball' is no longer a separate dismissal; it has been incorporated into the 'obstructing the field' law ■ Breaks in play (that is, lunch or tea interval) are to be taken if a wicket falls within three minutes of an interval (previously two minutes) ■ Byes and leg byes off no-balls to now be scored separately. Previously byes or leg byes off no-balls were all recorded as no-balls

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Free transport for Seniors Festival ■ The Victorian Seniors Festival is set to return in October for its 35th year, to celebrate the more than a million Victorians over 60 who make such a valuable contribution to our society. State Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing, Martin Foley, announced that the Festival will return from Sunday (Oct. 8). More than 1500 events and activities will be held around the state throughout the month for older Victorians to enjoy with family and friends. Older Victorians make up more than 15 per cent of the state’s population, and from team sports and skill-building activities to education and arts events, the Seniors Festival offers something for everyone to enjoy. Promoting inclusivity and the diversity of older Victorians, this year’s Festival theme is “You’re welcome”. Regardless of background, experience or mobility, everyone is encouraged to take part to learn new skills and make new friends in their communities. The Festival will also acknowledge the high rate of volunteering among Victorian seniors. The most recent Ministerial Council forVolunteers publica-

tion, Volunteers in Victoria, shows that 40 per cent of Victorians aged between 65 and 74 volunteered in some way in 2014. The State Labor Government says it is working towards an agefriendly and inclusive Victoria for all seniors, and one that celebrates the remarkable contribution they make across the state. For more information about events and activities, visit seniorsonline.vic.gov.au/festival or pick up a free Victorian Seniors Festival program at any Coles store, local library, council office or neighbourhood house. You can also call 1300 135 090 to have a program sent to you. Mr Foley said: “We’re excited to host the Victorian Seniors Festival for its 35th year and celebrate the huge contribution older Victorians make to our community.” “The Festival is part of our work to create an inclusive Victoria for all those aged 60 years and above, and provide a range of activities to keep our seniors healthy and active.” Parliamentary Secretary Sharon Knight, said: “I encourage all Victorians to come and participate in the free and lowcost events taking place all across Victoria.”

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Top 5

THE T OP 5 REJE CTED A CT S TOP REJECTED ACT CTS FOR THE GRAND FINAL ENTERT AINMENT ENTERTAINMENT 5. The Yarra Council choir singing the National Anthem. 4.Bernard Tomic singing "Money Money Money". 3. Margaret Court to sing "Same Song" at the NRL Grand Final. 2. Sophie Monk singing "I am always on my Mind". 1. Meatloaf singing anything!


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Just Briefly Asbestos dump

■ A number of bins at the Taylor Bay Waste Compound were found to contain asbestos, says Murrindindi Shire Council. “An asbestos removalist has since come and removed the hazardous material. “We would like to thank the community for alerting us to the important matter. We would also like to remind the community that illegal dumping of asbestos can pose genuine health risks and can also incur substantial penalties," a Council spokesman said. For more information about how to dispose of asbestos, contact the Shire's Waste Management Team on 5772 0333.

$400,000 truck

■ A question about Murrindindi Shire’s $400,000 road maintenance truck was asked in the public participation time of last Wednesday’s Council meeting. A ratepayer suggested there had been a delay with the supply of the ‘spot work truck’ Acting Chief Executive Officer Michael Chesworth said: “Tender CONT 17/06 for supply and delivery of one sealed road maintenance truck was an item of the Closed Confidential Meeting of Council on June 28, 2017. “The publicly available information in relation to this purchase can be located in the minutes of the June 28, 2017, Ordinary Meeting of Council. “These custom built trucks take between six and eight months to be built. “Council are anticipating delivery of the truck in early 2018, which was always the expected delivery date. No delays have occurred,” Mr Chesworth said.

Dance workshops

■ The City of Whittlesea and Ausdance Victoria are combining to present 'Come Dance With Us' free workshops in Doreen and Mernda. “Parents and bubs, as well as childfree adults, are welcome to join the 10.30am11.30am sessions being held from October 11-November 29 at the Orchard Road Community and Early Learning Centre, cnr Orchard and Patience Rds, Doreen,” says organisers. Adults are welcome to join the 1.30pm3pm sessions from October 18-November 29 at the Mernda Village Community Activity Centre, Mernda Village Dr, Mernda. Organisers say the sessions will be fun and suitable for people of all ages and abilities. No dance experience is necessary. Bookings may be made on 9217 2172 or email events@whittlesea.vic.gov.au You can also attend without making a booking.

Ex-Cr attends

■ Former Murrindindi Shire Councillor LtCol. (Ret.) John Walsh attended last week’s meeting of Council at Yea to speak about the impacts for proposals described in the State Government Planning for Sustainable Inustries discussion paper. Also speaking in the open forum were Sam D’Agostino, in support of the Bonfire Station proposal at Acheron; and Graham Felstead, against a two-lot subdivision at Taggerty.

‘No’ at Acheron

■ Murrindindi Shire Council has voted to refuse to grant a permit for an existing golf club building at Acheron to be used for weddings, functions and general events. Cr Margaret Rae and Cr Rebecca Bowles moved that the proposal be refused for the property to be as temporary accommodation.

Taggerty approval

■ Crs Eric Lording and Leigh Duscombe successfully moved last week at the Murrindindi Shire Council that a two-lot subdivision proposed at Southam Drive, Taggerty be permitted. C.J. Forbes-Bailey and S. Karimi applied for the permit for the property which is 6572 square metres in size. One lot of 2884 square metres contains the existing dwelling, officers said.

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Council Briefs Sandice apology

■ Cr Sandice McAulay, Deputy Mayor, lodged an apology for being unable to attend last Wednesday night’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council at Yea.

Staff, Councillors

■ Officers outnumbered Councillors at last week’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council. Ten staff members were in attendance, with six of the seven Councillors present. Michael Chesworth attended as Acting Chief Executive Officer in the absence of CEO Margaret Abbey. Other staff present were Stuart McConnell, General Manager Infrastructure, and Development Services; Andrew Bond, Manager Business Services; Jacqui Rabel, Manager Communications Library and Customer Services; Amanda Vogt, Acting Manager Development Services; John Canny, Manager Infrastructure Assets; Mark Leitinger, Manager Infrastructure Operations; Chris Price, Co-Ordinator Emergency Management and Local Laws; Karen Girvan, Co-Ordinator Statutory Planning; Hana Duldig, Governance Officer.

Conflict declared

■ Cr Jackie Ashe declared a ‘Conflicting Personal Interest’ before the Bonfire Station, Acheron, application was heard at last Wednesday’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council. CrAshe’s partner is an advocate for and submitter in favour of the proposed planning application.

FOI applications

■ Murrindindi Shire Council detailed the number of Freedom of Information applications it received annually, at last Wednesday’s meeting held at the Yea chambers. Some applications were received in the 2016-17 year, said Acting CEO Michael Chesworth. The 2015-16 tally was 11, and the 201415 number was 28.

Payment options

■ Direct debit payments are now available for payment of Murrindindi Shire Council rates and charges. A number of rate payment options are available, including fortnightly, monthly and quarterly.

Yea contribution?

■ There was a question in the public participation time of last Wednesday’s meeting of Murrindindi Shire Council that asked about any involvement that the municipality had in funding the grants and works for the ‘Anglicare Children’s Pre-School at Yea’. Michael Chesworth, Acting CEO, said: “Council is not contributing funds to the Early Learning Centre at Yea. “A tender will soon be called for the works and a commencement date will be contingent on the outcome of the tender process,” Mr Chesworth said.

Green waste

■ Murrindindi Council is offering free disposal of green waste at all Resource Recovery Centres across the Shire from September 30 until October 15. “All residents can also burn off from October 1-15, as long as burn piles are no larger than one metre x one metre and material burnt is no thicker than "three inches" in diameter,” said a Council spokesman. “Burning of any woodpiles or vegetative matter larger than this requires a permit from Council. “Residents are asked to only burn dry materials and ensure that smoke from fire is not a nuisance to neighbours. For more information go to www. murrindindi.vic.gov.au See daily updates on local news at: www.Dindi.com.au


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News Briefs ‘Eildon snubbed’

■ Free trial classes in African and Arabic hand drumming will be offered at 7.15 pm on Thursdays, October 12 and 19, and at 2.15 pm on Fridays, October 13 and 20 at Allwood Neighbourhood House, Hurstbridge. The classes cater for adults, retirees, teenagers and older children. Community performance opportunities are also on offer for those who wish to perform. Drums are supplied and timid beginners are always welcome. Inquires: Annie, 0407 102 578

Safety forum ■ Community safety is the topic on the table at a joint Whittlesea City Council andVictoria Police community forum this month The event, part of Council's Community Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Strategy, will explore topics including crime prevention, youth projects and local strategies. Mayor Cr Ricky Kirkham said the forum would bring the community together for information and discussion on the topic of safety. "We know safety is an important priority for our community and we have been working with the police and the community on a range of solutions," he said. "This forum will be a way to update the community on what the police and council are doing in the local community." There will be a panel of speakers addressing topics including young people, family violence, alcohol and drugs, crime prevention and road safety. A short Q&A session will follow. Whittlesea Police Inspector Andrew Falconer said police knew many residents were concerned about what is going on in the area in relation to safety. "At the forum we will be offering people the opportunity to complete a brief survey to help inform our future planning. “We also intend to clarify how we police issues and about some of the methods and programs we use to combat different areas of road policing, crime and perceptions of crime," Insp. Falconer said. Community Safety Forum. Thursday, October 12, 7pm-9pm. Woodstock Theatre, Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre. RSVP: Whittlesea.vic.gov.au/events or call 9217 2192

W’sea Lodge night ■ A “Ladies In The South’ event is being held by the Whittlesea Masonic Lodge tonight (Wed.) at the local temple in Beech St. A two-course buffet dinner will be provided, as will entertainment by ‘The Real Paul Hogan’.

Yea weather Sept. 1st - 0.2DRIZZLE / HEAVY FOG 4th-STRONG WINDS / SHOWERS 5th-2.8, SHOWERS 6th-4.2, HEAVY SHOWERS 7th-1.4, SHOWERS / WINDY 8th-1.2, SHOWERS 9th-0.2, DRIZZLE 11th -0.4, SHOWERS 12th-0.4, SHOWERS / WINDY 13th-0.2, DRIZZLE / WINDY 14th-4.6, HEAVY SHOWERS / WINDY 15th-2.4, SHOWERS 16th-7.2, HEAVY SHOWERS 17th-1.0, SHOWERS / WINDY 18th-0.2, DRIZZLE 19th-2.0, SHOWERS / WINDY 20th-0.2, DRIZZLE / WINDY 24th-0.0, TRACE / DRIZZLE / WINDY 25th-0.0, TRACE / DRIZZLE / WINDY 26th-2.4, SHOWERS / WINDY 27th -0.2, SHOWERS / WINDY 30th-0.4, SHOWERS TOTAL SEPTEMBER 2017 = 33.6, RAIN FELL ON 20 DAYS. Y.T.D. = 429.7 OVER 129 DAYSTOTAL. 2014, 69.8 OVER 15 DAYS, YTD 431.5, 115 DAYS 2015, 29.8 OVER 10 DAYS, YTD 393.9, 141 DAYS 2016, 127.8 OVER 20 DAYS, YTD598.0, 143 DAYS - Ken Howson

● Alexandra girl Alyce Platt (at right) was pictured with Ally Fowler at the opening night of Calendar Girls in Melbourne. Photo: Fiona Hamilton.

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Seniors’ Week lunch ■ Murrindindi Shire's over 65s are invited to lunch as part of the Seniors' Week celebrations this month. Seniors' Week is a part of the month-long Victorian Seniors' Festival and is held every October. Celebrations and events are held for seniors both in Melbourne at the Festival's hub, and across rural and regional areas. Locally, Seniors' Week events are being held in Alexandra, Eildon, Kinglake and Yea. Murrindindi Shire Council's Community Services Portfolio Councillor, Sandice McAulay, said the Shire had a higher proportion of seniors than other rural areas in the State and encouraged communities to make the most of the celebrations. "Murrindindi Shire Council is holding a series of lunches to celebrate Seniors' Week. “These are a great way for our seniors to get out and catch up with their friends and perhaps make a few new ones," Cr McAulay said. "Bookings are essential as

● Cr Sandice McAulay, Deputy Mayor these events are popular. As places are limited, I'd recommend people get in and reserve their spots early." "These lunches are partly funded by the Victorian Government as part of the Seniors' Week celebrations, to ensure all of our seniors can attend. So our seniors only need to make a small contribution to the cost of the lunches", said Cr McAulay. Events are occurring in the following locations: Eildon - 12 noon - Wednesday, October 11. Venue: ● From Page 9

Golden Trout Hotel Eildon Kinglake - 12 noon Wednesday, October 11 . Venue: Kinglake Pub Alexandra - 12 noon - Friday, October 13. Venue: Hoova's Mt Pleasant Yea - 12 noon - Friday, October 13. Venue: Grand Caledonian For more information about Murrindindi Shire Council's Seniors' Week lunches or to reserve your spot, contact Community Services Administration Officer on 5772 0365. Other Victorian Seniors' Festival events being held close by include: Yea - Memoirs of a Scottish Bride on Sunday, October 8 from 2pm-4pm. Venue: Beaufort Manor Historic Home, 111 High St, Bookings essential: 0400 848 575 (cost: $40) Yarra Glen - A fun way to healthy living expo. Friday, October 27. 11am-4pm Venue: Yarra Glen Memorial Hall, 45 Bell St, Yarra Glen. Bookings essential 9730 2887 (cost: gold coin donation) - Contributed

Website story denied A computer industry source said most visits to Geelan’s website are likely to be from US, Ukraine and Chinese computer robots. Earlier this year, Geelan sought to profit from press reports of the Kinglake Football-Netball Club. He demanded a fee from publishers of The Local Paper, and The Yea Chronicle, for his reports. Both newspapers declined to pay, and have sourced match reports from elsewhere. No local sports clubs in the region, over the past 100 years, have ever sought payment, but clubs instead value the free space that provides press publicity for the clubs and their events. Geelan has had a colourful life. He acknowledges coming under investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority when “I built my own radio station in the late 1990s and (illegally) upped the transmitter power to 50 watts”. Five watts was the allowable power. Last year Geelan wrote that he wished to conduct “a coup d'etat on the Mountain Monthly to make it a Kinglake mag once again”.

In 2004, at age 24, he published a guide to radio frequencies under the name of ‘Vicnews Pty Ltd: An Ashley Geelan company’. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has no record of such a company ever being registered. Around that time, Geelan faced criticism from fellow amateur radio operators. He replied to them at a discussion site: "So if you;d like to keep your belongings in one piece, and not find them at Cash Converters, I suggest you shut the f**k up. You have been warned. "He won’t have my measure when I fix his little red wagon. "I said I was a dope smoker - not a junkie big difference," Geelan said.

Instalments plan

■ VicRoads payment changes that will allow car owners to spread vehicle registration costs over the year have been welcomed by MP James Purcell.

■ Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish has called on the Andrews Labor Government to host a community information session in the Eildon district regarding the government's proposed changes to planning controls for Victoria's animal industries. "Right to farm issues are very significant for businesses and communities throughout the Eildon district. That is why I was so disappointed to see the government won't be holding an information forum in our community," Ms McLeish said. The Andrews Labor Government last month announced that it would change Victoria's planning laws following a series of 'right to farm' cases involving complaints caused by some intensive animal husbandry cases. This included the well-publicised case of Murrindindi Shire Council denying Alexandra beef producer David Blackmore a planning permit for intensive animal husbandry. Ms McLeish said that people wanting to learn more about the proposed changes would have to attend a public forum at either Pakenham on October 6 or at Benalla on October 18. In a letter to Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford, Ms McLeish said local residents were being denied the opportunity to have their say. "Whilst community members are able to make written submissions, the ability to ask questions of Department staff would further assist my constituents in better understanding these changes and I am disappointed they are being denied such an opportunity," Ms McLeish said. Ms McLeish encouraged locals to contact her office regarding the changes. "I welcome the opportunity to listen to the community's ideas regarding these changes and encourage people to contact my office to voice their opinions or to find out more."

Wind wins at VT

■ The East Central District Rifle Association shooters were no match for the violent, variable and vicious wind that ripped across their range at Violet Town on Saturday. The day was set aside for shooting at 500 yards with special emphasis on sorting out issues that had developed over the past weeks of constant competition. From the first shots it was clear that reading the wind was very difficult, the wind flags that are three metres long were cracking like stock whips. At stages the two wind flags closest to the shooters were blown about while the flag closes to the target was almost dead still. With the average score for stage one just over 50 out of 60 the shooters recognised that not only was the wind blowing very hard it was constantly changing direction just enough to flick the bullets (travelling well over the speed of sound) 600mm to 700mm from the centre of the target. The second round the shooters accepted that the wind was going to push their scores down so they focused on doing their best regardless. Everyone learnt a lot and over a cuppa one shooter remarked that the best part of the day was how everyone was willing to help their fellow shooters. Some found that there was a significant variation in their hand loaded ammunition so, before heading for home with time to catch the last part of the AFL Grand Final, arrangements were put in hand to sort out the issues before the State DRA team match later in October. Scores for the day were: F Standard A grade Marty Kelly 108.05, F Standard B Grade; (30 shots) Geoff James 140.02, (20 shots) Brain Houlihan 103.05, Rosco Davis 98.02, Richard Godden 90 and (10) shots Norm Linehan 50. F Target Rifle A grade (30 shots) David Wallace 151.02 and F Open A grade Norm Lienhan (10shots) 49. Next week shooting will be at Violet Town and to prepare for the Dragon Diesel Challenge the following week. Shooters are reminded to check the calendar on the web site for current information (www.ecdra.org.au), new shooters are most welcome. - Robert Chaffe


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The Yea Story: Part 19

Early days of the Yea Roads Board From The Story of Yea by Harvey Blanks ■ Although roads already existed in the district, these were largely primitive tracks following the original bullock-wagon trails. ‘Maintenance’ was no one’s responsibility, and was carried out only when landholders wishing to keep access open to their properties dumped a load of gravel in some particularly impassable pothole, or dragged fallen timber to one side to allow a coach or dray to continue on its way. The Government of the day paid spasmodic attention to the designated main roads so that mail and supplies might get through, but most of the area’s roads were in a fairly disreputable state. Graziers and farmers in the district were more intent upon keeping their stock from roaming than upon carrying out adequate boundary fencing of their properties, and had no compunction about erecting fences across roads which passed through their buildings - to the exasperation of legitimate travellers and the fury of the newly-formed Road Board. Within three months of its inauguration, the Board was writing to the property holders who had placed obstructions on the road from Yea to King Parrot Creek requesting ‘the immediate removal of the obstructions near Mr Webster’s, at the east and north side of the Dairy Creek Hill and on the south side of the hill on the Yea side of the King Parrot Creek. But the trouble persisted; for a year later the engineer was asked to prepare a special report on the obstructions a Mr Hamilton was reported to have erected onthe main Tallarook road between Dairy Creek and King Parrot Creek. The road had recently been declared an official ‘coach highway’, and as the Board had just spent £20 repairing flood damage on various sections it was not prepared to countenance any farmer treating it as private land. However, the Board was not unreasonable about such matters where a road with unfenced boundaries extended for a considerable distance through a grazier’s holding. The graziers had been there before the roads and, realising that the question of fencing road verges must be fenced gradually, with the expense spread over a period of years, the Board was prepared for a time to allow farmers to erect gates across roads at the boundary of a property, providing permission was sought and the design approved. Generally, the gate must be properly constructed and hung. However, even this concession was contested within the Board itself - a minority of members holding that the Board had no authority to permit any obstruction across a public road or highway, and asking with some cogency whether they might not be held legally liable in the event of an accident to some unwary horseman or driver who might become entangled in the obstruction by night. It was not long before the Board had second thoughts on the matter and permission to erect gates was revoked on all major roads. Shortly afterward, on September 18, 1872, the Board wrote to the neighbouring Seymour Shire Council asking it to clear all gates and

● An 1865 photograph of High Street, Yea. fences from its portion of the Talla- camping on a piece of unauthorised The Council was forced to enrook/Yea road, ‘the complaints of land to grow vegetables, and his rate gage a solicitor to fight for the valuatravellers being exceedingly bitter of £1 was solemnly refunded, ‘it hav- tion in Court. about them’. ing been levied under mistake’. With its first rate in 1869 the Board In those first years, much of the While the reluctance of landhold- could be said to be in business, and Board’s energies were directed to ers to pay rates for the first time can the benefits of local government beimproving and maintaining those perhaps be appreciated, less under- gan to be felt throughout the Shire, principal roads which led from Yea standable is the attitude of one of the even though initial progress was nectownship itself to the Shire bound- Board’s members, James Daniel essarily slow. aries, and which were its lifelines to Webster, who apparently took vioThe first public works expendineighboring Shires and the outside lent exception to the Board’s nor- tures were modest - £6 for fencing mal decision to prosecute all default- the gravel pit near Boundary Creek world. The task was a mighty one, for in ing ratepayers unless they paid up - where several children has been April 1969, when it was formed, the within three months. injured through falling down its crumWhen a motion authorising this bling banks, and £4 for ‘embanking Board lacked even a map of its area and was uncertain where some of action was placed before the Coun- the Muddy Creek near McKenzie’s its roads lay. cil on October 8 he voted unsuccess- farm’. Within a month of taking office, So one of its first acts was to ask fully against it, and his fit of pique at to ask the Board of Lands and being defeated lasted through the the Board decided it must have an Works for a map of Yea Shire itself, next few meetings. official seal. At the next fortnightly meeting of As no one had any very firm ideas plus two others covering the north and south sides of the Goulburn the Board, when the expenditure of as to what motifs or emblems such River. £5 was proposed to be spent on drain- be incorporated, it was decied to These maps were required not age of the south side of High Street, write to a Melbourne firm of statiomerely to arm the Board with a Yea, he voted against that. ners and account book manufacturknowledge of its area of responsiOn November 3, when the pay- ers, Messrs Cook and Fox, of 58 bilities but also as a basis of valua- ment of £17 was authorised as sal- Queen Street, asking them to supply tion so that a rate might be levied. ary to the valuer, Mr Tomkins, he a few suitable designs from which While the Board’s valuer was voted against that also. the Board could make its choice. He also voted against the deciMessrs Cook and Fox were apengaged preparing figures for the first rate to be struck, the Board set sion to call for tenders for someone parently very prompt, for hardly a its engineer to work to draw up a list to take charge of the new ferru over month later the Board had selected one of their designs, and given its of the most urgent works to be done the Goulburn at Ghin Ghin. within its district. His one-man campaign of oppo- authority for the words ‘The District After a perusal of his report it sition extended to the next meeting Road Board and Ratepayers of the concluded that an immediate expen- on October 17, when he voted against Road District of Yea’ to be engraved diture of £1069 was called for, and the decision to insert an advertise- upon it. ‘the money must be found’. ment in the Alexandra Times advisThe task that facedthe new Board So it was that, on July 28, 1869, ing defaulting ratepayers that they was a formidable on.e With an inthe Yea District Road Board struck would be sued. come of only about £480 a year from its first general rate for the ensuing And when the chairman moved rates, its members could have been year of 1s 3d in the pound on the full the standard closing motion that the forgiven if they wandered just where net annual value of all rateable prop- Board adjourn until the next day of to begin. erty. business, James Daniel Webster opYea township itself was only a scattering of a handful of houses, The expected protests and objec- posed that too. tions poured in, and it is perhaps not His final gesture of defiance was shops and stores, a Courthouse, plus surprising that the next two at the annual meeting on November four hotels - the Commercial (later secheduled meetings of the Board 17, when he voted against the ap- the Country Club) occupied by Wilwere abandoned for lack of a quo- pointment of Mr John Sloan as liam Oliver; the Royal Mail operated rum. chairman. by a Mr I.D. Forbes; the Caledonian Mr Sloan was elected and Mr by Alfred Hamea; and the Central Subsequently, one or two objections were allowed and valuations Webster absented himself from the by William Ratorary. were reduced (for instance, Mrs next few meetings of the Board. The two general stores were opWhatever one’s view ofthe origi- erated by E.S. Purcell and Donald Georgina Fenner’s rate on the famous Habbies Howe Station was nal issue, one can only admire his McKay and there were also three reduced from £19 to £12 15s). tenacity, for he and a second genera- shops, probably selling goods of a However, not all objections were tion Webster were still battling the general nature, kept by John against valuations; a certain Mr Ah Shire 15 years later over rates and Stevenson, John Eadkin and Chow complained that he had been valuations. Frederick Wheeler. An entry in the Shire’s Minute One of the Board members, overlooked and insisted upon being Book for December 6, 1884, records Daniel McLeish, leased a fourth included in the ratebook. He was duly assessed and paid an appeal by James Daniel Webster store, where a butchery business was his rate of £1. But a month later it Snr, James Daniel Webster Jnr and conducted, and there were two was discovered he did not own any Charlotte Webster against their valu- bootmakers, William Browne and property, but had merely been ations. Richard Curtis.

Also working in the township were John Borrie, a blacksmith; Thomas Watson, a wheelwright; and Robert Cockerell, who was both blacksmith and wheelwright. There was also a bakery. These people represented the commercial side of Yea. In addition, there were about 17 homes; one of them occupied by Samuel A. Wall, who conducted the unofficial post office from hios residence, and another by Edward Smith, who became the Board’s first pound-keeper. The other residents of the township were probably miners, carriers and contractors, et. Some of the dwellings must have been fairly primitive for a typical entry in the3 1869 ratebook reads: “Alex Hume, Allotment 9, Section 4, Township of Yea. Bark hut. Rate 7s.’ There was however, a solid courthouse, built by the Government in the early ‘sixties to deal with the increase incrime caused by the influx of people passing through to the gold diggings. There were two policemen stationed there; but they may have lived under canvas on the present site as some early records refer to ‘the police camp’. The Shire itself was almost entirely rural, sparsely populated by station owners and managers, selectors and farm labourers, and their families. But there were also several small settlements formed during the gold fever of the ‘fifties and early ‘sixties. In fact, Yea township itself grew largely as a service town tothe miners. At Higginbotham in 1869 there were 16 huts (probably built by miners), a hotel briefly run by Charles Tull, a store and crushing machine operated by Joseph Chatham (all on Crown lands) and a house and garden occupied by Francis Barr and owned by D. McLeish. The settlement at Ghin Ghin had 13 huts or houses and two shops, while at Providence, site of the rich gold mine, there were nine privatelyowned houses, of which four bhelonged to John O’Dea. At Molesworth, apart from the houses of the settlers, there was a store operated by Charles Ridd, who also farmed a small area of land opposite the present site ofthe church, and the famous Punt Inn, built by the Board’s first chairman, John Sloan, and his brother-in-law, Alexander Smith. A second hotel stood at the corner of Pig and Whistle Lane and the main road. Molesworth also had a crushing plant, so there must have been a fair number of miners and prospectors in the area. Other mining settlements were at the site of the Welcome mine at the head of Ti Tree Creek, and Dunrobin and Enniskillen further downstream; these are all marked on the Flowerdale agricultural map of 1866. A similar map for Murrindindi in that year shows the site of the Deep Lead mine, as well as some anonymous ‘old diggings’. While all these mines were being worked they had miners living in huits in the vicinity, but such accommodation was only temporary and did not long outlast the lives of the mines. ● To be continued


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