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Events and Activities in Murrindindi Shire • Kinglake 10 Year Anniversary • Remembrance and Reflection • '10-Years On' Photographic Service* - from 11am on 7 Exhibition - 10am - 4pm daily until Commemoration* - 6pm to 7pm on 7 February at Frank Thompson February at St Luke's Anglican 28 February at MiRa, Marysville Reserve Church, Yea • Beyond the Fires Exhibition* • Kinglake Ranges Combined • Taggerty - 10 Year 10am to 4pm from 1 April until 30 Churches Memorial Service Anniversary Commemoration* April at MiRa, Marysville from 5pm on 10 February at St evening on 7 February at the • Black Saturday Anniversary Peter's Anglican Church, Kinglake Taggerty Reserve BBQ area Luncheon* - from 12pm on 7 February at the Meeting Place in • Living with Fire Exhibition • Toolangi and Castella Kinglake 12pm to 4pm every Sunday and Community Dinner* - from by appointment from February 6.30pm on 21 March, venue TBC • Black Saturday through to April at the Kinglake Commemoration Trail Ride • Toolangi and Castella Heritage Centre from 9am on 9 March at Gallipoli Remembrance Event* - 5.30pm Park, Marysville • Marysville and Triangle 10 to 8pm on 7 February at Castella Year Anniversary Central Park • Black Stumps Day Cricket Commemoration* - 5pm to 9pm Match - all day 10 February at on 7 February at Gallipoli Park, Kinglake Memorial Reserve Marysville For the full details of these events • Celebrating life through and the latest updates visit • Marysville Community Arts planting* - all day on 10 February Sessions* - 10am to 12pm every and 17 March, 10am to 12pm on anniversaryevents Thursday at MiRa, Marysville 24 March in Kinglake * Event organisers have • Murrindindi Woodbourne Hub requested that media do not • Flowerdale Black Saturday 10-year acknowledgement* attend Commemorative Ceremony* from 6pm on 8 February at 7pm to 8.30pm on 7 February at Murrindindi Woodbourne Hub Byrneside Reserve • Red Cross Mental Health First • Flowerdale Remembers* Aid Training* (available to morning tea and lunch on 7 Marysville and Triangle residents) February at Flowerdale - 2pm to 6pm on 13 February at Community House the old Taggerty Primary School

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● The Australian flag retrieved from the Black Saturday fires at Marysville, 10 years ago. Back now at the local Police Station. Photo: Cindy McLeish MLA

Commemorating the 2009 fires ■ The State Government will create a new bushfire museum and education centre to raise awareness of the history, stories and lessons of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires as well as other fires. Location of the museum will be the subject of public consultation. The Bushfire Anniversary Advisory Group has recommended creating a bushfire museum with a reflective space to commemorate the past and educate generations into the future. The advisory group is chaired by the John Brumby and includes former Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services Pat McNamara, Susan Pascoe and Ben Hubbard. The public input will help inform future planning and design work – a process that will be led by Creative Victoria in consultation with the Office for the Victorian Government Architect. The museum will also raise awareness of bushfires that have impacted Victoria, including the Ash Wednesday bushfires, the 1969 Lara fire and the 1939 Black Friday bushfires which burned around 20,000 square kilometres of land. “This is about remembering those lives lost a decade ago and sharing the stories of those communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires,” said Lisa Neville, Emergency Services Minister.

Black Saturday recalled ‘as if it were yesterday’ ■ TOMORROW (Thurs.) marks the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Black Saturday fires which claimed 173 lives at the time. Community events are taking place throughout the north-east region to commemorate the anniversary. On Saturday, February 7, 2009, fires started as temperatures soared ine one of the hottest days ever recorded in Victoria’s history. Melbourne recorded a temperature of 46.4°; in the north-east it was even hotter. Winds exceeded 100-kmh, there was low humidity, and the Total Fire Ban illustrated the catastrophic conditions. An incorrectly-rigged electricity line was ripped down at Kilmore East. This sparked a bushfire that would become the deadliest and most intense firestorm ever experienced in Australia's post-1788 history. The Murrindindi Mill fire (which hit the Marysville area) was first spotted from Mt Despair fire tower Victorian Premier John Brumby had warned in the days prior: “It's just as bad a day as you can imagine and on top of that the state is just tinder-dry.” ■ This issue of The Local Paper does not attempt to replay the 2009 disaster. We hope to point towards ongoing recovery.

● A confronting scene at Flowerdale immediately after the 2009 fires. Photo: Ash Long, 2009


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Ailsa Fox tops honours ■ Former Murrindindi Shire Chief Commissioner Ailsa Fox was recognised in the Australia Day Honours. Mrs Fox will receive the OAM honour “for service to the community, and to primary industry”. Mrs Fox, who was a former Mansfield Shire Councillor, through her connection with the Merton region, also served in the local government arena as Chief Administrator of the Rural City of Wangaratta. Mrs Fox served at Murrindindi for three years. Her other community work includes being Deputy Chair of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, chairing the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee, and being a Director in three stints including 2016-17. Mrs Fox has been Director of Rural Skills Australia since 2008. She is a former Vice-President of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation, former President of its Livestock Commodity Group for four years, a current member, and former delegate to the Cattle Council of Australia.

● Ailsa Fox. Photo courtesy Border Mail

Vale Peter Mangan

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● Linda Dessau ■ State Governor Linda Dessau is to visit the region next week as part of the 10th anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires. She will visit the Whittlesea Community Activity Centre for afternoon tea at 3.30pm-4.30pm on Friday (Feb. 8).

It’s an honour

■ Local recipients of Australia Day AM honours include: ■ Richard Alaster Gower, Gruyere, for significant service to the recreational and historical aviation sector through a range of roles. ■ William Paul

● Peter Mangan ■ Tribute to Peter Mangan, a former CEO of the Yea Council, was paid at the January meeting of the Murrindindi Shire. Mr Mangan died on December 28, with wife Kate by his side. He had been battling bladder cancer. He is survived by daughter Chevelle and son-in-law Richard. He was grandfather of Fletcher and Harriet. “He is remembered for establishing many of the basics of a modern local government organisation and introducing the first changes of the new (as it was then) Local Government Act 1989,” said Murrindindi Shire CEO Craig Lloyd. Peter Mangan resided in the Councilowned a residence at 14 Melbourne Rd, Yea during his time as CEO. Mr Mangan moved to the Shire of Baw Baw after his Yea posting. He continued in executive work, and was prominent in Rotary Club of Berwick affairs. He had been inducted into Rotary at the Yea club. The Funeral Service was at Tobin Brothers Expressions of Life Chapel, Berwick, on January 4, followed by a private cremation .

Healy, St Andrews, for significant service to the community, particularly in the area of forensic mental health, and to education. ■ Jim Sidero v, Eltham North, for significant service to oncology pharmacy as a clinician, and to professional associations. Local recipients of Australia Day OAM honours include: ■ Patricia Elaine Bigham, Gruyere, for service to the community of the Yarra Ranges. ■ Helen Coleman, Eltham, for service to the community through a range of organisations. ■ Leonard Keith Cox, Montrose, for service to local government, and to the community of the Yarra Ranges. ■ Betty Helen Cummings, Watsonia, for service to music through community programs. ■ Dr Christine Yvonne Durham, Eltham, for service to education. ■ David Cyril Heazlewood, for service to the community through a range of roles. ■ John Graeme Jennings, Seymour, for service to community history.

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Ticks & Crosses Please, would someone at McDonalds ✖ Whittlesea, teach the young staff members to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’? One of the ‘senior juniors’ is one of the worst offenders. YeaYA’s Fresh Produce, the local produce office in the old newspaper office, is offering a $200 hamper to someone who finds someone to take over the twoyear lease. Yea stirrer Jack Russell was spotted entering the Yea Chinese Restaurant this past week. ‘Fast Eddie’ was happy to serve him. Has Jack exhausted all Australian dining options in the Yea area? ● Jack Russell

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● Bau Sen Buddha Ru Ti Temple ■ Kinglake’s own Buddhist Temple invites the public to the teachings of Khenpo Ngawang Dhamchoe at 2pm-4pm on Saturday (Feb. 9) and at 10am-12 Noon on Sunday (Feb. 10). There will be similar sessions on the following weekend. There will be teachings on peace of mind, releasing stress and meditation. The temple is at the corner of National Park Rd and Burtons Rd, Kinglake West.

Legends match

● Spotted at The Corner Hotel, Alexandra. Photo: Mark Yearsley/Facebook The Nationals have a dilemma of find✖ ing who there candidate might be for the seat of Indi at this year’s Federal Election. Senator Brigid McKenzie was toying with the idea of trying to win the seat, and move to the Lower House. She tossed that idea ahen Helen Haines decided to accept the baton from independent MHR, Cathy McGowan. Marty Corboy announced at the weekend that he won’t stand for the Nationals this time around. He says he doesn’t want to spend significant time in Canberra, but still has “very high ambitions” to enter a Parliament in the future. Talented local journalist Holly Tregenza has won a new job at the Shepparton Newspapers group, with a focus on the Kyabram Free Press/ Tatuta Guardian region. Ms Tregenza, 22, ● Holly Tregenza has worked over the past year on the Alexandra Standard and Yea Chronicle newspapers. She followed on from Jackson Russell, Jessica Rusic, Elle Shawand Robyn Antanovskii, who have all moved on from the Alexandra Newspapers organisation in recent years.

● There was some irony that a fire was needed at the Ruffy Community Hall on Friday morning for a public meeting that swept through the Caveat-Terip Terip-Ruffy area on Thursday. Strathbogie Council Mayor Cr Mandy McLaren (pictured) spoke at the meeting. Is an official being driven by colleagues ✖ - at public expense - after a speeding offence at Molesworth? Readers’ contributions to the ‘Ticks & Crosses’ column are welcomed. Send your contribution to: Contributions will be published at the sole discretion of the Editor.

● The Yea and District Historical Society needs to raise $300,000 by April 2 to purchase the Carter’s building in High St, Yea, for a museum. ■ Yea and District Historical hopes to purchase the former Society is in a race against time Duke of Clarence Masonic to raise $300,000 to purchase Lodge building, and then the the iconic Carter’s Milk Bar former State Savings Bank building for a museum. (Commonwealth Bank uilding) There is an April 2 deadline but was unsuccessful at both to pay the full purchase price auctions. for the property that operated Currently the Society’s colas the Palais Cafe and milk bar lection of memorabilia is stored in High St, most recently by the in rooms at the Yea Shire Hall. Carter family since the 1940s. A small team of volunteers The Society has paid a deis active in collating the collecposit using donated monies, as tion. well as loans from Society Contact Society president members. John Bett to assist with the ● John Bett, Historical The Society previously had project. Society President

Nod to Gunters by Shire ■ Flowerdale couple Lyn and Brenton Gunter were last week recognised by Murrindindi Shire Council, ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the 2009 bushfires. Mayor, Cr Sandice McAulay, said: “The 10-year anniversary of the 2009 Bushfires is fast approaching, and with it comes a difficult time for our community and other fire-affected communities across the state. “The bushfires started on February 7, 2009, and weren’t officially contained until March. “We saw more than 100 people lose their lives in the shire of Murrindindi and 173 lives lost across Victoria. “Many homes, animals, businesses and other properties were lost as well. More than 40 per cent of our shire was burnt. “And while we have often had occasions to celebrate the progress of our towns and the recovery of our communities since then, including welcoming many new residents, “Murrindindi Shire Council and its communities were changed forever in 2009. “With the help of funding from the Victorian Government, our communities have been given a chance to commemorate this anniversary with events and activities. “We’re expecting more than 50 events to happen around the shire over the coming months. “From Council’s perspec-

● Lyn Gunter tive, there’s a couple of really important things I would like to make note of. I would like to recognise the extraordinary contribution of Lyn and Brenton Gunter. “As many would remember, Ms Gunter was serving as Mayor of Murrindindi Shire Council during the time of the 2009 fires. “Ms Gunter, a Flowerdale resident at the time, put her heart and soul into batting for the communities of shire to the State Government and other agencies which may not have been as familiar with the unique challenges we experienced.

“In the aftermath of the 2009 Bushfires, everyone gave 110 per cent, but Ms Gunter gave 120 per cent,” Cr McAulay said. “For this, we would like to thank Ms Gunter, her contribution is not forgotten. “I would like to take a moment to reflect of the staff of Murrindindi Shire Council at the time. “There were staff members who had defended their homes on the Saturday and Sunday, and were then at work on Monday ready to help with the emergency effort. “In the aftermath of the fires, the staff of Murrindindi Shire Council put in hundreds and hundreds of volunteer hours. “It was then, and remains today, an incredible and inspiring demonstration of the spirit of our community and organisation. “Finally, on behalf of Council, I would like to once again recognise the astonishing efforts of emergency services personnel during the 2009 Bushfires, including an incredible number of volunteers. “The women and men fought the fires valiantly despite the risk to themselves. So, as February 7 approaches, we all have a lot to reflect upon. “As well as being a time to remember all those who were lost to the bushfires, this anniversary,” Cr McAulay said. ■ Ms Gunter responded. Mr Gunter declined to attend the Council meeting.

■ Whittlesea Eagles and Kinglake football clubs past players will compete in a ‘Legends’ match from 4.30pm-7.30pm this Sunday (Feb. 10) at the Whittlesea Showgrounds, as a Black Saturday 10th Anniversary special event.

Botanical drawing ■ A six-week course - ‘Botanical Illustration for Beginners’ - starts at the Whittlesea Community House at 6pm-8pm from Thursday, February 28. Artist and teacher Bronwyn Ward coaches absolute beginners. $160 per person. Phone: 9716 3361.

Yea Reverse Draw ■ YeaTigers Cricket Club will hold a $1000 Reverse Draw at the Yea Recreation Reserve on Friday, February 16. Tickets are $100. Includes starts, a choice of three paellas, beer and wine. This is the major fundraiser for the club. Bookings: Ryan Akers, 0425 709 474.

Motor show time

■ A Motor Show will be held alongside the Kinglake Country Fair from 10am-5pm on Sunday, March 17 at 2980 HeidelbergKinglake Rd, Kinglake. There will be a $10 entry fee, and there is a $250 cash prize.

St Andrews films

■ Forged From Fire and The Hero of Queenstown will be screened by the St Andrews Film Society at 7pm on each of Friday (Feb. 8) and Sunday (Feb. 10) at the St Andrews Hall, 1 Proctor St, St Andrews. Bookings essential. Forged From Fire will also screen at thed Thursday Film Group at the Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre, 35 C aledonia St, St Andrews. Booking not required.

ATM problems

■ A Local Paper reader points to ongoing problems in January at the automatic telling machine in High St, Yea, run by the Commonwealth Bank. He says there were a number of occasions when the machine was closed, providing inconvenience to customers over the holiday season.

Meeting off ■ An information session to have been held at Kinglake CFA last Sunday (Feb. 3) was cancelled.

Control traffic ■ A one-day course to control traffic with a stop-sdlow bat will be held at the Whittlesea Community House, 92A Church St, Whittlesea from 7.45am-4pm on Friday, March 15. A fee of $230 applies. To book, phone 9716 3361.

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■ Joan Byrne, Colin Purvis and Craig Walker were named as Yea ‘Australians of the Year’. Members of Yea Rotary, Lions and Apex combined to organise. Free soft drinks and novelty bags - with Australian flags and sun visors - were given to local children

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‘Township split’

● Bill Morris at the Yea Saleyards. 1990s. Photo: Ash Long ■ It started off as a Don Jago, of Hawfamily gathering ... thorn East, received and somehow multian OAM honour “for plied into a community service to the commucelebration of more nity”. than 50 people on SunDonald George day (Feb. 3). Jago has been a Family and friends Rotarian since 1990, headed to Molesworth and was President of to join with the Morris the Rotary Club of family on the tenth Camberwell in 1996anniversary of the 67. passing of Bill, and He has given ongoCath, in 2009. ing encouragement to Along with lots of both clubs with their others,Long Shots enArt Show over a numjoyed the best of times ber of decades. with this man. Don Jago was DisThe ‘Mayor of trict Governor of 9800 Molesworth’, unique in 2003-04, was Founpublican of the dation Chair of his ‘Labour In Vein’ hoDistrict’s Rotary tel – ‘Molo’, owner of Foundation in 2004with Ash Long, Editor a wicked sense of 06, and a representaPrevious winner, Victoria’s best local reporter humour, community tive on Rotary’s Intervolunteer, family man national Council of Most senior newsman in the local area. and friend. Legislation in 2010 Now in his 50th year of local newspapers. At 7.15pm he and 2013. would utter: “Haven’t His other Rotary “For the cause that lacks assistance, you got a home to go roles include being ‘Gainst the wrongs that need resistance to?” Co-Ordinator of the For the future in the distance, What an honour to Regional Foundation And the good that we can do” have known this man in 2006-09; District and his family. Chair of ‘End Polio Phone: 5797 2656, 1800 231 311 Now’ in 2009-17; DisWeb: www.LocalP aper. trict Director of ComEmail: editor@LocalP aper.c munity Service for Personal Web: w ww.Long. 1999-2000; and involvement with ‘Domen on the weekend out if that fire crew nations In Kind’ since of the 2009 fires: hadn’t arrived.” 2000. “We’re all right. We’ll Brian and Moiree Mr Jago’s other be OK. Go and see the Naylor perished in the community service inlady down the road. fires which hit their cludes his ChairmanShe’s by herself.” Coombs Rd property. ship of the The conversation is The report is a sub- Boroondara Cares related in journalist scriber-only story at Foundation from Aaron Landmaid’s the Herald Sun 2007-13, and a volunreport in the Sunday website. ● Lauren Duffy teer for the Royce and Photo: NC Review Herald Sun (Feb. 3). Jean Abbey VocaIt was a plumber tional Scholarship ■ Respected journal- who would later relay Program from 2010ist Lauren Duffy has the story and 18. taken on the combined Moiree’sto Brian daughter, job as Editor and Gen- Jane Bayliss. eral Manager of the father saved Whittlesea Review, my“Your mum,” the told her. North Central Review, “There’s no she and Free Press at would have way made it ■ Thanks to readers Romsey and Lancefor checking on the field. welfare of our son, In recent years, James, in Townsville. she has been at As a Warrant OfHorsham and Milficerwith 1RAR he has dura. been involved with evacuations in the ● Don Jago North Queensland ■ A man with strong floods. links to Rotary clubs His wife Sarah, in Alexandra and Yea, and daughters Emma ■ TV newsman ● Moiree and was listed in the Aus- and Madi, are at the Brian Naylor told tralia Day honours. Brian Naylor local Army base.

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Editor Ash Long first started newspaper work in 1969. He began writing for local newspapers in 1973. Over those 46 years he has kept extensive diaries and local photo files.

From Our Files - 30 Years Ago Wednesday, February 1, 1989

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Editor’s Diary

Brian told them

■ The Sunday Press newspaper reported that the Yea township was split by a letters war in the local press. Journalist Sue Boyce noted the argument between Flowerdale land owner Peter Isaacson (who happened to own the oppostion Sunday Observer) and Scots Presbyterian Church Pastor Stefan Slucki. Mr Slucki warned that the future for nonChristians was ‘dark and hopeless’. Mr Isaacson, a Jew, said: “Rev. Slucki was saying that anybody who was not a Christian was damned. When I see something like that, that is inaccurate and wrong, I felt it needed to be put in its place.”

F’dale Gymkhana

■ The newly formed Flowerdale Amateur Horse Riders’ Club held a gymkhana at the ‘Ascot Vale’ property of Julie and Robin Rhodes.

In Weekly Times

■ Lauris Collins had a number of Yea Race Club photos published in The Weekly Times, featuring Club President Pat Quinlan, life member Ron Aldous with daughter Lynne Marmion of eden Park, scales clerk John McCormick, Peter Provis and daughter Lisa, Coral Chapman, and Pat McNamara MLA.

Citizens’ Advice

■ The new Alexandra Citizens’Advice Bureau was extending a welcome to all in the region to use its services, said Pat Ninnis, Secretary of Alexandra Community Care.

Terry joins Rebels

■ Former Yea Football Club coach Terry Lawley moved to the Alexandra Rebels as an Assistant Coach, working under John Tossol. Terry had been runner-up in the Kyabram District Football League bestand-fairest.

Manor well found

■ Yea plumber Ross Armstrong and his team found a disused well at Beaufort Manor, about 18-feet down, when they were using a back hoe to remove old concrete paths. The rubble was falling into the ground. The deep bricked well’s depth was unknown.

All-out blitz

■ Whittlesea Police were launching an “allout blitz” against vandalism and crime in the Whittlesea township, said officer-in-charge, Sen. Sgt Fed Green.

Cup expanded

■ The Yea Cup distance was expanded from 1600 metres to 2100 metres in 1989

Lions’ $700 gross

■ The Lions Club of Yea grossed about $700 from sales of chips and hot dogs at the January 1989 picnic meeting of the Yea Race Club. Members were preparing for the Yea Cup meeting on April 8, 1989.

Your Stars with Kerry Kulkens ARIES: (March 21-April 20) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 3-1-7-9 Lotto Numbers: 3-13-23-33-34-40 You could be meeting someone who set your britches on fire. Love and all that goes with it will be very much on your mind. Joint financial matters are in a healthy state. TAURUS: (April 21- May 20) Lucky Colour: Pink Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-1-7-7 Lotto Numbers: 2-12-20-29-37-45 Love is the main topic on your agenda at the present time. A new love affair or an existing one will really turn you on. Travel is indicated for business reasons. A legal matter may need attention. GEMINI: (May 21- June 21) Lucky Colour: Brown Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 6-6-2-8 Lotto Numbers: 1-10-11-32-37-42 An existing romance could be fading into the background; but don't lose heart, a new and exciting one is just around the corner. Money matters should be easing. CANCER: (June 22- July 22) Lucky Colour: Purple Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-1-6-4 Lotto Numbers: 2-12-20-27-31-38 The right planetary aspects are favouring your love life. Love and marriage is in the air; new contacts are indicated. Money should be easier to obtain than you think. LEO: (July 23-August 22) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Tuesday Racing Numbers: 3-7-6-6 Lotto Numbers: 7-16-25-29-37-40 Many will be falling in love, or chasing that special person that could fulfil their wildest romantic interests. However, finance wise you will have to learn to curb your spending. VIRGO: (August 23- September 23) Lucky Colour: Orange Lucky Day: Wednesday Racing Numbers: 7-7-2-1 Lotto Numbers: 7-14-15-27-35-42 Many surprises in your love life. You are not quite sure what to do, or whom to choose, there is no clear cut way. If you use your creative abilities, you could stand to make some extra cash. LIBRA: (September 24- October 23) Lucky Colour: Brown Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 3-4-5-8 Lotto Numbers: 12-13-14-35-44-45 Don't let things slide financially, or you might as well light the BBQ with the money. After that you can let your hair down and have yourself a ball or two! SCORPIO: (October 24- November 22) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Thursday Racing Numbers: 5-4-5-7 Lotto Numbers: 5-13-14-16-28-31 Telling it straight is what a Scorpio does best, except this time. Your info needs checking or it could trigger a monumental mess. Get the facts straight before shooting off your mouth, then keep a low profile. Keep any new plans for ventures on ice for the moment. SAGITTARIUS: (November23- December20) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 2-3-9-5 Lotto Numbers: 2-14-18-23-33-34 It is party time and for once you can afford to cut loose something more than hot air. Having a fling with someone shady could land you in hot water. Take time out to cheer up a friend who might be down in the dumps. CAPRICORN: (December 21- January 19) Lucky Colour: Green Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 4-3-5-8 Lotto Numbers: 4-12-14-26-29-30 Your little reserve could suddenly go up in smoke. Depression is the order of the day. You could feel deserted; may be your deodorant has gone sour. Getting a hot session between the sheets could give temporary relief, but you could regret the hasty act later on. Seems to be a shortage of cash and "how is your father" this period. AQUARIUS: (January 20- February 19) Lucky Colour: Blue Lucky Day: Monday Racing Numbers: 6-2-9-3 Lotto Numbers: 6-11-18-21-26-35 This period will find you in first place and you finish by a nose! Brown-nosing that is! Well we all have to do that sometime or other, if the stakes are high enough. Eating humble pie now will lead you into a better position later. PISCES: (February 20- March 20) Lucky Colour: Yellow Lucky Day: Friday Racing Numbers: 2-4-2-6 Lotto Numbers: 2-4-20-24-28-37 Neighbourhood hassles could evolve into a lousy situation and put you through a load of changes you are not ready for.You'll have either to take drastic action or find yourself another abode. You may have to step on a few toes; don't be shy about it. KERRY KULKENS PS YCHIC LINE 1902 240 051 or 1800 727 727 CALL COST: $5.50 INC G.S.T. PER MIN. MOB/PAY EXTRA. VISIT KERRY K ULKENS MAGIC SHOP AT 1 693 BURWOOD HW Y BELG RAVE PH/FAX (03) 9 754 458 7 WW W.KERRY KULKENS. C OM.AU Like us on Facebook

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PSM for Margaret Abbey ■ Former Chief Executive Officer of Murrindindi Shire Council, Margaret Abbey, was listed as an Australia Day recipient of the Public Service Medal. The citation reads: “For outstanding public service to local government, and through contributions to the communities of the Murrindindi Shire through the period of recovery after the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.” After leaving the Council, Ms Abbey’s love for lace making saw her continue her work with the Administrative Council of the International Bobbin andNeedle Lace Guild, OIDFA ( L’Organisation Internationale de la Dentelle au Fuseau et à l’Aiguille). She stepped up from VicePresident to become President

● Margaret Abbey

of the Guild. Other Australia Day honours recipients included: ■ Pamela Joy Pedersen Eltham, for service to the Indigenous community. ■ John Gary Phoenix, Seymour, for service to veterans and their families. ■ Valentine John Simpson, Mernda, for service to the community. ■ Brendon Gordon Smith, Yarrambat, for service to the community. ■ Mark Douglas Squirrell, Arthurs Creek, for service to the international community through humanitarian aid. ‘Squiz’ attended Ivanhoe Grammar School from 198489, then joined the Australian Army, serving in the Reserve from 1990-2000.

Jack’s new writ for Shire ■ Yea resident Jack Russell is claiming “mental harm” by Murrindindi Shire in his latest writ against the Council and CEO Craig Lloyd. Mr Russell’s Supreme Court writ, filed on January 10, alleges a “deliberate act [of] personal injury”, and a breach of the Humans Right Charter. Mr Russell says that complaint arises from a letter sent on November 9 by Mr Lloyd, “the decision maker and outside his scope of authority and without obtaining a formal resolution of Council to grossly limit [Russell’s] access to the Yea Library and in contravention of civil rights”. Mr Russell says Mr Lloyd restricted access to the Yea Library to only two hours a week, when it is open 43½-hours each week over six days. Mr Russell says the nominated hours do not work for him “due to other personal commitments”. Mr Russell says no evidence was tended to support the decision. Mr Russell is currently appealing a decision following an incident at Yea Library in early 2016. He has a current Supreme Court action seeking to quash a County Court judgement by Justice Mullaly. The writ says that Mr Lloyd wrote: “I have an outgoing duty of care towards my staff. I will therefore not allow you to access the library during her hours of work.” Mr Russell alleges that the words were “unfounded and malicious and meant to harm”. Mr Russell says “that no right of review is available to [him], other than to litigate”. “I am disadvantaged, extremely distressed and humiliated by the improper action of Mr C. Lloyd.” Mr Russell says the “mental impairment is considered to be stabilised”. In his Supreme Court paperwork, Mr Russell tables a local newspaper clipping that quotes Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay explaining how access to libraries changes lives Mr Russell seeks damages, aggravated dam-

■ A man sustained serious burns after an explosion at a property on the Goulburn Valley Hwy, Thornton. The man, aged in his 40s, was burnt by hot oil inside the home. He sustained burns to face and arms. There was negligible fire damage to the property. The local ambulance was on scene with the CFA.

Mitchell winners ■ Cr Bill Chisholm, Mitchell Shire Mayor, has announced Australia Day award winners: Citizen of the Year – Pat Coffey Pat is a dedicated volunteer who has been involved in many different groups and events. She has been recognised for her contributions in and around Seymour. Young Citizen of the Year – Maxwell Hooper Seymour’s Maxwell Hooper is a bright musician and former school captain at Seymour College. He has written music for both his school and ANZAC Day events. Community Event of the Year – Wandong History Group, Walk Through the Wars The exhibition took 12 months to develop. The Walk Through the Wars exhibition highlighted stories from local soldiers in World WarI. Community Group of the Year – Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn Inc Every month, the Lions Club of Seymour Goulburn spend hundreds of hours volunteering for the community. The group is dedicated to helping others. Access and Inclusion Champion Award – Mandy McCracken Kilmore East’s Mandy McCracken has been hard at work to bring together those living with disability in Mitchell Shire, which includes the My New Life Group in conjunction with Nexus Primary Health.

Business awards

● Jack Russell ages, punitive damages, costs, and such other orders as the Court deems fit. Mr Russell says he suffers with “mental harm, distress, separation phobia and fear of unwarranted confrontation”. He seeks to have an assessment of mental impairment by a qualified psychological expert. Mr Russell seeks trial in Melbourne by a judge and jury of six. - Ash Long

End of era for St Pat’s ■ TheYea St Pat’s Race Club will this month hold its final meeting in its own right. “Following this race meeting St Pats will combine with the Yea Race Club to form a new club to incorporate the two clubs, and to conduct a Yea Cup Meeting and a St Pats Cup Meeting,” says St Pats President Leonard Sheahan. “The St Pats Race Club Inc has a long and successful history dating back to the mid

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1950s. However with the passing of time and ageing of personnel, St Pats has insufficient volunteers to commit to conducting the Club into the future. Changes are needed.” The next St Pats Race Club Inc race meeting. on Sunday, February 24, will be the last race meeting in its present format. “Following the 2019 St Pats Cup races it will be the end of an era and the begin-

ning of a new one. The St Pats Cup will be conducted by the newly formed club. “It is disappointing that the St Pats Club will cease in its present format but encouraging to know that the St Pats Cup will continue under a different administration,” Mr Sheahan said. Apart from the races, bookies and TAB, St Pats provides a wide range of catering options, entertainment and kids activities.

■ The Murrindindi Business Awards are on their way for 2019. Murrindindi Inc Chair, Mike Dalmau, told The Local Paper that the awards will celebrate local business excellence. “Local businesses welcomed the return of the much anticipated Murrindindi Business Awards two years ago,” Mr Dalmau said. “The Awards Program falls under the leadership of Murrindindi Incorporated, a collaboration of local Bbsiness and tourism Associations and industry incorporations. “Murrindindi Inc is all about doing business better in our shire. Enhancing the skills of local business operators, attracting new investment, strengthening local business and industry associations, and advocating on issues that are important to local businesses are all part of Murrindindi Inc’s remit. “2017 attracted a high calibre of entries in each Award category,” Mr Dalmau said. “The peer recognition and continual striving for excellence of the 2017 award winners are a great inspiration to other business operators.” Murrindindi Shire Council was a strong supporter of the 2017 Murrindindi Business Awards and in the interests of fostering a culture of business development and innovation have once again committed to supporting the 2019 Awards. Murrindindi Inc will announce the Award categories, entry open and closing dates in February 2019. ■ For sponsorship information and other enquiries, please email info@murrindindiinc. or call Don Knight on 0409 334 550.

Exhibtion opens ■ An art exhibition, Reflections: Looking forward, looking back, is being held until February 28 at the City of Whittlesea Civic Centre Great Hall at South Morang. The artworks have been made by the community. There are messages on leaves of seeded paper, to be added to a ‘tree of love’ sculpture in a community gathering.

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What The Papers Say Saleyards sale

■ Mansfield Council has voted to sell its old saleyards. In total there were 20 submissions, with 14 unsupportive of the sale or lease of land. In the council report, it said the “land is currently zoned as commercial and has the potential to sell, and a number of proposals have been made through the submissions process”. - Mansfield Courier

Tallarook rebuild

■ After being gutted by a fire, the historic Tallarook Mechanics Institute Hall is one step closer to being rebuilt. A design for the new building is close to being finalised eight months after the building was initially burned out. The community workshop with a builder and architect was held on January 12 and plans were presented to residents for their feedback and input. The hall is owned by Mitchell Shire Council and operated by a committee of management. - Seymour Telegraph

Captain passes

■ Badger Creek Fire Brigade’s longest serving captain has died. Raymond Ernest Frogley, known as Ray, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26 at Bairnsdale, aged 73. In a tribute, the captain, officers and firefighters of Badger Creek Fire Brigade said they were saddened Mr Frogley’s passing and that he had served as captain for more than 30 years. - Mountain Views Mail

Swing at Ruffy

■ Swing Dance classes are being at Ruffy Hall. The next class is at 7.30pm tonight (Wed.). Go along and join in the fun, bopping away to the music of Glenn Miller and his friends. Phone: Ray, 0467 951559. - Granite News

Humble locals

■ The district’s three Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) recipients share one thing in common – a sense of humility. Peter Appleton of Kilmore and John Jennings of Seymour both received their OAM for service to their communities. Seymour resident John Phoenix was awarded his OAM for service to veterans and their families. - North Central Review

Electricity cut

■ A Smiths Gully family will be left without power on total fire ban days unless they pay $30,000 to have an overhead power line placed underground. Richard Morris’s private power line was deemed faulty during a routine AusNet Services inspection last year. The power line needs to be moved underground to decrease any fire risk, under legislation which came into effect after the Black Saturday fires in 2009. Mr Morris’s refusal to pay resulted in AusNet Services disconnecting his power on January 4, a day of total fire ban, leaving him to swelter as the mercury soared above 40C. - Diamond Valley Leader

Teacher’s award

■ Jane Hayward, Strathewen teacher, has received an Australia Day award for kickstarting an internationally recognised bushfire education program. - Whittlesea Leader

Fears for pets

■ There are fears a potential pet killer could be on the loose after a dog was almost killed eating rat poison scattered in its yard. Coldstream pet owner Lauren Cullen rushed her two dogs to the vet after her father-in-law, discovered one of them chewing on a packet of Ratsak. - Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader

Court Lists Seymour Magistrates’ Court - Criminal Case Listings Thursday, February 7 Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Victoria Police - Grant, B (28598) v Johnson, Rachael Jade. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Ray, Bradley Scott. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Holcombe, S (39769) v Hooke, Barry. UniBroadford Victoria Police - Malane, J (36750) v Martin, Julian Anthony. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Caldwell, M (37460) v Wyatt, Dean. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Brown, J (42049) v Burke, Robert John. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - De Bruyckere, M (33701) v Mudd, Eric. Highway Patrol-Wallan Victoria Police - Walton, A (40916) v Blackmore, Timothy Charles. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Sterling, Andrew John. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Malane, J (36750) v Wilkshire, Luke Andrew. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Roumeliotis, Louis. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Krickic, B (22069) v Mudd, Eric Shawn. Highway Patrol-Wallan Victoria Police - Poulopoulos, C (42417)v Ortega, Alex. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - O'neill, J (40075) v Ray, Bradley. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Perkins, J (30490) v O'brien, Jack Rayne. State Highway Patrol South East Victoria Police - Carden, S (34092) v Ash, Jackie. Uni-Yea Victoria Police - Burke, M (40361) v Ash, Jacqueline. UniYea Victoria Police - Fabbo, D (42701) v Downey, Julie Ann. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Sowden, D (36568) v Goss, Simon Ian. Uni-Pyalong Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Heaslip, Conor. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Kamali, V (42448) v Nash, Benjamin. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Prakash, Simon. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Douglas, Matt. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Feltham, C (32024) v Douglas, Matt Jay. Solo Unit Victoria Police - Grant, B (28598) v Stoneman, Mark. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Blencowe, Kyle. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Alexander, J (38787)v Bryant, Finn. UniGisborne Victoria Police - Thomas, S (40419) v Edrupt, Shannon. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Hall, Neil Russell. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Wilson, Brendon. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Cathie, Tristan. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Lock, M (42446) v Downey, Julie. Uni-

80 Years Ago Contents of Court Lists are intended for information purposes only. The lists are extracted from Court Lists, as supplied to the public, by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, often one week prior to publication date; for current Court lists, please contact the Court. Further details of cases are available at The Local Paper shall in no event accept any liability for loss or damage suffered by any person or body due to information provided. The information is provided on the basis that persons accessing it undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No inference of a party’s guilt, innocence or liability should be made by publication of their name as a defendant. Court schedules may be changed at any time for any reason, including withdrawal of the action by the Plaintiff/Applicant. E&OE.

-Seymour Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Welsh, Dylan Luke. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Jackson, A (41009) v Young, Aaron. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Rhead, A (40227) v Dellaway, Christopher John. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Churcher, R (43396) v Bradley, Alisa Joy. Uni-Broadmeadows Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Ngawati, Morgan. Dtu-Seymour Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Brandi, James. DtuSeymour Victoria Police - Holcombe, S (39769) v Young, Aaron. UniBroadford Victoria Police - Mion, C (40159) v Galofaro, John Christopher. Dtu-Seymour Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Young, Aaron. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Dowell, C (24892) v Russell, Andrew. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Gleeson, D (22146) v Densworth, Robert John. Socit-Seymour Victoria Police - West, N (41214) v Curtis, Jayde. Highway Patrol-Fawkner Victoria Police - Bennett, N (36915) v Curtis, Jayde. CiuMitchell Victoria Police - Mcfarlane, A (39495) v Douglas, Matt. Highway Patrol-Fawkner Victoria Police - Thomas, S (40419) v Curtis, Jayde. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Binns Saxby, M (38713) v Curtis, Jayde Anne. Uni-Kyneton Victoria Police - Crossing, J (42422) v Downey, Julie Ann. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Malignaggi, L (41482) v Stoneman, Mark Frances. Operations Response Team Two Victoria Police - Binns Saxby, M (38713) v Stoneman, Mark. Uni-Kyneton Victoria Police - Walsh, M (38049) v Parry, Andrew. UniMarysville Victoria Police - Rogers, M (40077) v Downey, Julie. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Turner, J (34532) v Stoneman, Mark. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Mccormick, Belinda Anne. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Warren, M (41378) v Downey, Julie. Victoria Police - Schimizzi, S (35961) v Stoneman, Mark Frances. Echo Taskforce Victoria Police - Davidge, K (37856) v Stoneman, Mark. Ciu-Casey Community Corrections Centre - Peacock, T v Curtis, Jayde. Seymour Community Correction Centre Victoria Police - Carlton, K (38440) v Stoneman, Mark. Highway Patrol-Westgate Victoria Police - Ellis, J (40810) v Densworth, Kurt. Uni-Kilmore

Victoria Police - Fraser, P (35913) v Hume, Aaron David. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (18457) v Mccann, Ronald David. Victoria Police Executive Victoria Police - Ellis, J (40810) v Foley, Adam. UniKilmore Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, Sv Douglas, Matthew. Seymour Community Correction Centre Community Corrections Centre - Peacock, T v Curtis, Jayde. Seymour Community Correction Centre Victoria Police - Turner, J (34532) v Curtis, Jayde. UniKilmore Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Douglas, Matthew. Seymour Community Correction Centre Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Vearing, Darren Andrew. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Friday, February 8 Victoria Police - Goodman, R (32313)v Pezzimenti, Xavier. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Stephens, S (40205) v Nesbitt, Anthony Peter. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Stephens, S (40205) v Nesbitt, Anthony Peter. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Burke, M (40361) v Bester, Clarence Edgar. Uni-Yea Victoria Police - Tait, W (37033) v Wight, Jack. UniNagambie Victoria Police - Alexander, J (38787)v Dunlop, Calib Wayne. Uni-Gisborne Mitchell Shire Council Anselmo, B v Hopkins, Simon. Mitchell Shire Council Community Corrections Centre - Macdougall, Mv Nesbitt, Anthony. Shepparton Community Corrections Centre - Macdougall, M v Nesbitt, Anthony Peter. Community Corrections Centre. Wednesday, February 14 Victoria Police - Infringement - Victoria Police Infringement v Holt, Timothy. Melbourne Victoria Police - Sowden, D (36568) v Johnstone, Cody. Uni-Pyalong Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Burgess, Richard Mea;E. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Sineps, Kylie. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Ringdahl, C (43292) v Green, Simon. UniEpping Victoria Police - Batten, S (38514) v Calleja, Glen. YroWhittlesea Victoria Police - Garbutt, E (35708) v Power, Nathan Maurice. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v North, Timothy. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Blackmore, K (39146) v Gatt, Katrina. Socit-Fawkner Victoria Police - Barclay, J (36190) v Ilett, Andrew. Highway Patrol-Wallan Victoria Police - Mulabegovic, O (42383) v Ilett, Andrew. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Laurie, Z (42443) v Davenport, Jordan Bradley. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Thorley, Luke John .Uni-Kilmore ● Turn To Page 35

From Our 1939 Files

Alex. Bowls

■ All tourney events were dispensed with last Saturday and a return to rink play was welcomed. Three rinks competed and the skippers were Mesrrs Docking, Duncan and Murray. The first named captain (Docking) and his rink comprising Howell and Morley, were practically impregnable all day and victory for this rink was seldom in doubt and they retired for the day unbeaten.

Whit. refused

■ The Whittlesea Council met on Wednesday in a tense atmosphere for it was known that the Minister for Public Works had refused the request of the council for permission to amalgamate the offices of Secretary and Engineer and everyone was awaiting the next move. During the afternoon a deputation of ratepayers from various parts of the Shire attended, several members speaking in favor of continuing with the present staff. They frequently applauded councillors who spoke against the proposed changes.

Euchre cancelled

■ Owing to the Shire picnic taking place on February 11 the South Morang State School Committee will not hold their euchre party, the last night of the aggregate until a later date, which will be advertised.

Yarrambat find

■ Mr. Jones jun. struck fine water from 80 to 100 feet in his dairy farm and has a windmill now installed

G’borough appeal

■ The All Saints Tennis Club held a dance in the parish hall on Thursday night, February 2 in aid of the Bushfire Fund and it proved a great success.

Inquests at Alex.

■ Nearly 40 witnesses gave evi dence at a series of inquests at Alexandra by the Coroner (Mr. Tingate) on 28 people who died in bush fire last month in the Rubicon and Matlock mill areas. The first sitting was on Wednesday, and the taking of evidence was continued yesterday. Mr. Tredinnick appeared for the Timber Workers' Union, and Mr. Stafford for the mill owners. Sub. Inspector Kierce assisted the coroner.

Panton Hill Show

■ At a recent meeting of the Fruitgrowers' Association, it did not take members long to decide the fate of the Association Autumn Show. In moving the abandonment of the 1939 show Mr. A. D. Shanhun said that as no rain had fallen during the month of January, the show if held, would be but a poor advertisement for the district. He thought under the circumstances, it should be abandoned, and that this action would not affect future shows.

Light Horse notes

■ The Alexandra Troop held a very successful bivouac last week-end in the Showgrounds. There were thirty five keen and enthusiastic men on parade, On Seturday morning seventeen men were issued with uniform and saddlery. Later in the day the troop had rifle and machine gun exercises. Sunday morning was devoted to instructing the new men In the fitting and care of saddlery. In the afternoon the whole troop took part in troop drill in the arena. Before the commencement of the afternoon parade the troop had two minutes silence in respect for their late Troop Leader, Lieut. Johnston.

Kinglake par

■ Mrs Goodall and her youngert daughter has returned to her home at Kinglake after spcnding a very enjoyable few weeks in the Warrnambool district, with her sister and brothers.

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This Month’s Sale Item is a ready-to-hang Limited Edition Art Print of Melbourne in 1882. This is a stunning Melbourne aerial view showing the historical development of the 1880's era. It is a beautiful reminder of our wonderful past and development.

WIN TICKETS TO MURIEL’S WEDDING Big, brash and very cheeky! The multi award-winning Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is coming to Melbourne in March. The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer have six double passes to give-away to readers. The stellar creative team behind the critically acclaimed production is led by theatre director Simon Phillips, set and costume designer Gabriela Tylesova. Post your entry to by first mail on Monday, February 25, 2019 to: Muriel’s Wedding Comp. PO Box 1278, Research, Vic 3095

We have six double passes (great Stalls tickets) to give away to readers for Muriel’s Wedding The Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre at 7pm on Wednesday, March 13. To enter, complete the details on this entry form, and mail to ‘Muriel’s Wedding Comp’, PO Box 1278, Research, 3095 to reach us by first mail, Monday, February 25. Only enter if you can attend. Winners will receive their tickets by mail. DAY


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News Briefs Dindi TV launch

HOME OF THE AWARD WINNING BUSHMAN SAUSAGES 57 Grant Street, Alexandra Phone: 5772 1151 Fax: 5772 3399 www.melbourneonline

■ Murrindindi’s own television station will be officially launched next week at Dindi.TV Viewers can watch a free daily TV program on the internet - by computer, device or mobile - with a two-minute Dindi Daily program with the latest news headlines. Other feature programs will also be available at the website. Test programs have been assembled over the summer break.

That’s all folks

■ Radio-TV star Rex Hunt crashed his vehicle using back road between Alexandra and Yea on Thursday night (Jan. 31). Sunday Herald Sun journalist Fiona Byrne said that Hunt, who appears on 3AW’s Footy Nightline, crashed his car over an embankment and his vehicle ended up nose diving into a creek while trying to avoid a kangaroo.


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Learning to Ride

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It effectively allows them to learn balance without having to learn to pedal at the same time. It cuts the learning "gradient" down. They are also called pre bikes or first bikes. Balance bikes are becoming increasingly popular, as it is so much easier to learn to ride. Learning to ride can be achieved at their own pace. A less confident child can “walk� it around for as long as they like, then

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Pith and Par Erica strike team ■ CFA volunteers including teams from Yea and Strath/Reedy Creek made their way to Erica on Sunday (Feb. 3) as part of a strike team to fight the Gippsland fires.

W’sea Salad Days ■ For those tired of serving the same salad, Bec Cassar at Whittlesea Community House will be conducting a class to demonstrate “salads that will knock your family’s socks off”. 6pm-8pm, Wed., Feb. 27. Cost: $60.

Friends of Kellock Lodge KELLOCK LODGEAPPEAL CONTINUES - CONGRATULATIONS TOALEXANDRA& DISTRICT When this town and district voted to pay - from Kellock Lodge funds - $ 3.5 Million, to buy back Kellock Lodge, nearly 400 residents put their hands up to support the decision. Thank you to those who have already donated to provide Kellock with some reserves, to replace the payment. The up-to-date report on donations received at the end of last week sees the total has moved up steadily; as follows: Cash in Hand .............................. $283,800 Pledges to be received over 2019/ 2020 ...................,........... $75,000 During last week, we were also advised of another $ 16,000, which we expect to receive over the next month. As mentioned last week, we are well over half way to our target of $500,000 cash which we hope to receive this year, to reinforce Kellock`s financial reserves.. Over 80 individual donations have been received in that total of $283,800, a substantial proportion of the 378 people who agreed to the buy-back of Kellock Lodge from the Diocese at a meeting in the Shire Hall last year. The Committee noted that there are many ways to make a donation: ■ Cash or cheque direct to Kellock Lodge ■ Direct deposit to Kellock`s AppealAccount BSB 063-628, Account number 10167775 Please send your Bank Receipt by email to:, so that we can send you a tax receipt. Depending on your online banking system, you may also be able to set up a monthly Direct Deposit to take away some of the impact of an immediate donation in full. This has already been chosen as an option by one resident. ■ Credit card or PayPal. Visit our web page we-care-appeal The Appeal will continue into 2020, with events planned for 2019 and 2020. So, our plea is to ask this great community to keep contributing. Leaflets are available from Kellock Lodge or Convenor Maurice Pawsey on 5772 2157. Donations are tax deductible, can be made, that is . as a bequest or a donation to name a wing of Kellock, or a dining room or one of several courtyards. We remind you of the Gala Ball to be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Alexandra Shire Hall. The event of the year - fundraising for the We Care Appeal. We will advise when and where tickets, at $80 per person, will be available in coming weeks A Major Raffle will be held to be drawn on the night. The prize is a generous travel voucher for $1250 to be used as you wish. Tickets will be available soon in Grant St and at a Food Stall at Easter in Grant St . Friends of Kellock will receive, shortly, an invitation and a Newsletter. The invitation will be for an Open Day for Friends of Kellock, to be held at Kellock Lodge on Sunday, March 3. There will also be a Wood Raffle in late May. - Maurie Pawsey

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Court Lists ● From Page 18 Victoria Police - Paul, L (32960) Humphries, Simon Uni-Euroa Victoria Police - Zeffert, K (37093) v North, Timothy. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Dib, Eddie. DtuSeymour Victoria Police - Gough, P (25565) v Robinson, Grant. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Shortt, T (40203) v Nicolosi, Benjamin James. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Smith, Troy. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Curtis, Jayde. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Shafron, E (41900) v Smith, Troy Anthony. Uni-Craigieburn Victoria Police - Laurie, Z (42443) v Ferguson, Tiffany. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Hopper, G (31106) v Scally, Cathal. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Taylor, J (27419) v Karlik, Justin. Solo Unit Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Rohde, Dale Gregory. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Mullett, K (39188) v Hunter, Zachary. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Dixon, S (30331) v Ferguson, Tiffany. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Webb, N (34159) v North, Timothy. UniSunbury Victoria Police - Bending, S (39833) v Springall, David. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Trewin, S (40500) v Humphries, Simon. Uni-Shepparton Victoria Police - Boxall, T (39656) v Rowlands, Shane. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Davey, F (34875) v Nedelkovski, Krestivoje. Uni-Narre Warren Victoria Police - Costa, C (28340) v Ferguson, Tiffany. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Ferguson, Tiffany Elizabeth. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Ferguson, Tiffany Elizabeth. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Laurie, Z (42443) v Ferguson, Tiffany. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Duff, D (35543) v Mcleod, Andrew Robert. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Dixon, S (30331) v Harris, Kalina. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Bryan, L (35203) v Trim, Brandon. Socit-Seymour Victoria Police - Gunn, D (37184) v Mcmahon, Brennan. Uni-Brunswick Victoria Police - Smith, J (36083) v Dentakos, Thimios. Uni-Craigieburn Victoria Police - Duff, D (35543) v Mcleod, Andrew Robert. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Davidge, K (37856) v Smith, Troy Anthony. Ciu-Casey Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Giacominato, Anthony Ernesto. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Giacominato, Anthony Ernesto. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Turner, J (34532) v Busch, David William. Uni-Kilmore

Contents of Court Lists are intended for information purposes only. The lists are extracted from Court Lists, as supplied to the public, by the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, often one week prior to publication date; for current Court lists, please contact the Court. Further details of cases are available at The Local Paper shall in no event accept any liability for loss or damage suffered by any person or body due to information provided. The information is provided on the basis that persons accessing it undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. No inference of a party’s guilt, innocence or liability should be made by publication of their name as a defendant. Court schedules may be changed at any time for any reason, including withdrawal of the action by the Plaintiff/Applicant. E&OE. Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Nicklos, David Wayne. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Donohue, B (41483) v Rowlands, Shane. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Curry, R (40565) v Dib, Eddie. UniWhittlesea Community Corrections Centre - Stanko, S v Humphries, Simon Vincent. Community Corrections Centre Friday, February 15 Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Hill, Patrick. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Jackson, A (41009) v Wingard, Leanne. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Curry, R (40565) v Dib, Eddie. UniWhittlesea Victoria Police - Baker, N (36147) v Sexton, Danielle. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Foo, Jason. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Boxall, T (39656) v Horton, Hayley. UniKilmore Mansfield Magistrates’ Court - Criminal Case Listings Wednesday, February 13 Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (Former) (33000) v Cadman, Graeme Allan. Chief Commissioner's Office Victoria Police - Nolan, M (31536) v Besson, Kane Douglas. Uni-Mansfield

Victoria Police - Leach, N (38967) v Marchetti, Steven John. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Moser, A (32525) v Berry, Damian Gerrard. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Leach, N (38967) v Kupke, Brodie Dean. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Moser, A (32525) v Kupke, Brodie Dean. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Crawford, G (37574) v Wilks, Leroy. UniMansfield Victoria Police Woodstock, S (39399) v Smith, Racquel. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Tulk, F (27861) v Lewis, Isabel. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Mclachlan, M (29272) v Paisley, Desmond Maxwell. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Dwight, K (26884) v Friedman, Paul Andrew. Uni-Woods Point Victoria Police - Mclachlan, M (29272) v Tobias, Brendan Andrew. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Stevens, M (34763) v Hardy, Casey Lee. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Jones, A (23285) v Leeves, Taleah Jane. Highway Patrol-Maroondah Victoria Police - Scannell, M (35182) v Fassoulis, Alex. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Nolan, M (31536) v Ingpen, David Thomas. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police Woodstock, S (39399) v Vo, Khai. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Walsh, M (38049) v Martin, Lindsay Peter. Uni-Marysville Victoria Police - Johnson, A (35726) v Lawson, Sarah. UniYea Victoria Police - Nolan, M (31536) v Buxton, Stephen James. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Swan, P (39871) v Vo, Davidson. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Goulburn-Murray Water Cameron, J v Ritter, David William. Goulburn-Murray Water Victoria Police - Johnson, A (35726) v Lawson, Sarah. UniYea Victoria Police - Cusack, S (28652) v Nash, Callum. CiuAlexandra Victoria Police Debernardi, T (40503) v Chapman, Stephanie. Eastern Region Crime Squad Victoria Police - Thompson, I (32126)v Zechner, Bradley. Uni-Marysville Victoria Police - Apps, J (34899) v Leeves, Taleah. Highway Patrol-Maroondah Victoria Police - Watkins, R (33441) v Lawson, Sarah. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Gipp, I (31043) v Houston, Jack. UniMansfield Victoria Police - Hunter, S (33941) v Clark, Brendan. Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Gleeson, Christopher Michael Office Of The Chief Commissioner Thursday, February 14 Victoria Police - Moser, A (32525) v Denniss, Luke Michael. Highway Patrol-

Local People Youth assist F others ■ It

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● From left: Tracey Ukosich, Yasmine Ukosich, Declan Baker, Amanda Hard, Nic Charles. ■ Rotary Club of Yea spokeswoman Glenda Woods says: “Youth today sometimes gets a bad name, but many of today’s youth do care about others less fortunate than themselves. “Three such students are here in the Yea community and in November last year, they each took part in a rotary sponsored program titled 'Paying it Forward', the brainchild of the Rotary Club of Albury Hume. “The students Yasmine Ukosich and Nic Charles (both former Rotary Exchange students), together with Declan Baker, raised their own airfares plus another $250 to travel with a small group of other students to one of the islands in the cluster that makes up Fiji. “There the students worked for seven days in a small village, helping to paint and refurbish the village kindergarten, all the time being hosted by a local family, living their very subsistence life style. The $250 is given to the host families to assist them. “The students are encouraged to pack half of their 30kg baggage allowance with clothing, that is then donated to the kindergarten and sold, with funds going direct to the kinder. This is how the village has requested it to be. “Yasmine, Nic and Declan catered for one of the Rotary Club of Yea's evening meals last year to help raise their necessary funds and each did several other jobs in the lead up time to ensure they could pay their own travel costs. “Last Thursday, Yasmine, Nic and Declan explained the program to Rotarians and talked about their trip and the challenges they faced. “The village they were in is a subsistence culture and it was a vastly different lifestyle to what they have in Yea. “However, after working every morning, they explored some sensational beaches in the afternoons and did have three days at the end of their volunteering to enjoy some wellearned resort time. “Each student has returned with a greater appreciation of what a privileged lifestyle they have and how lucky they are to live in Australia. “All are keen to do more as volunteers in the future. The spirit of volunteering is alive and well. Congratulations Yasmine, Nic and Declan.”

Chainsaw safety ■ Expressions of interest from those keen on completing a course in cahinsaw safety, use and maintenance. The course will be run for two days. Phone CEACA, Alexandra on 5772 1238.

Homewood dinner ■ The annual Homewood Progressive Dinner is being planned for Saturday, March 16 from 5.30pm. Kelly Brooks and team are organising. More details will be circulated soon.

Cycle Dindi ■ The first weekend of the Term I school holidays (Sat., April 6) has been selected for the Cycle Dindi event being organised by local Rotarians. The 2019 course includes the Bonnie Doon bridge for the extremely fit.

Cascades Ride ■ Lake Mountain Alpine Resort will host a Cascades Ride Day from 9am-3pm on Saturday. February 23, being organised by the Murrindindi Cycle Club.

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Local People

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■ Broadford Amateur Swimming Club. Hamilton St, Broadford. $1110.29. ■ Broadford Hair and beauty Salon Pty Ltd. PO Box 7201, Dandenong. $19.00. ■ Broadford Scottish Festival Comm. 86 High St, Broadford. $1253.32. ■ Broadford Traders Account. Lot 1 Tallarook-Pyalong Rd, Tallarook. $1397.22.



■ Ron Eisner & Sandra Eisner ATF Lilydale Specialist Medical Rooms P/L Superannuation Fund. PO Box 256, 20 Albert St, Blackburn. $3052.90. ■ Stockland and Leggo Lilydale Pty Ltd. 1252 High St, Malvern. $782.92. ■ Woodland Wright Pty Ltd T/AElders Real Estate. 164 Main Rd, Lilydale. $30.53. ■ Woodland Wright Pty Ltd T/AElders Real Estate. 164 Main Rd, Lilydale. $39.26. ■ York On Lilydale Resort Pty Ltd. CnrYork on Lilydale Resort, Cnr York and Swan, Mt Evelyn. $991.50.

■ Whittlesea Ethnic Communities Council Inc. 147-149 High St, Thomastown. $1128.65. ■ Whittlesea Junior Basketball Club. Unio 1, 99 Grenda Dr, Mill Park. $1150.82. ■ Whittlesea Shire Pre-School Assoc. 4 Finchley Ct, Epping. $513.84. ■ Whittlesea Shire Youth Advisory Committee. Thomastown. $399.35.

■ Christmas Hills ProgressAssociation. Main Rd, Christmas Hills. $938.29.

■ Healesville Indoor Bias BowlsAssociation. c/- Mr Jim Fitsimons. 29 Centre Cr, Healesville. $148.04. ■ Healesville Municipal Band Inc. PO Box 43, Healesville. $874.78. ■ Healesville Ratepayer Deputation. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 1 Bell St, Yarra Glen. $528.87. ■ Ibrahim and Ibraham ATF Ibraham Family Trust T/As Healesville Mechanical Engineers, Alexi and Patsy. 1 Merlin St, Healesville. $899.93.

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Yea footy club’s history challenged ■ Evidence of local Yea football matches prior to the accepted formation date of 1893 has been discovered. It had been generally accepted that the first meeting to form a Yea Football Club was held in 1893. (An advertisement in The Yea Telegraph of March 27, 1890, asked those willing to form a football club to attend a meeting. “Documentary evidence confirms that nothing came of it, although a match was played against Tallarook shortly after,” notes the Tigers club webssite.) “Locally, a competition started in 1893 after a meeting was held at the Royal Mail Hotel Yea, on Wednesday, April 18,1893 to form the Yea Football Club. “This was four years before the formation of the Victorian Football League in 1897.” However, an 1887 edition of the Alexandra and Yea Standard gives details of clubs in both towns, six years earlier than the 1893 formation date quoted. “The football match played on Saturday afternoon last on the local ground, between the Yea and Alexandra clubs drew together a good concourse of patrons of the game, and had the contest been of a more even character it would have been a most interesting match to the onlookers,” reported the July 29, 1887, issue of the Standard. “For the visitors (Yea), Messrs. Lee and the Kelson brothers did good service, and showed to advantage many times in the game, the play of Lee being singularly good in many instances. “Unfortunately the Yeaites have not the experience in the game of

● Details of an early Yea match are in an edition of the Alexandra & Yea Standard, published on July 29, 1887. our (Alexandra) members, who smartness and unwearyness in the outmatched them from start to fin- field were more than a match for any ish. number of his opponents. “As usual, E. Lipscombe covered “Messrs. R. Dobson, Cocking, J. himself with laurels by really splen- Davies and McMartin were also condid play, His quickness of judgement spicuous by good and sterling play, and action being the means of ob- Davies making a splendid and diffitaining two capital goals, which were cult kick between the posts towards deserving of every credit, while his the close of the match. “The game was contested in a friendly spirit throughout, the only cause for regret being that the Yeaites had not better luck,” said the 1887 report. There had been an earlier match for Yea, in the previous month. On June 3, 1887, the Seymour Express local Yea correspondent wrote: “A football match is to be played Saturday next between the local club and a team from Alexandra. A deal of (?) is manifested in the match and wagers have been made." The June 10 edition of the Alexandra Standard reported Yea’s first recorded game against Alexandra (see next pages). In the pevious year, the opening round of the competition had been conducted on Good Friday, reported the Alexandra and Yea Standard on April 23, 1886. “An unusual thing is to be presented to the public today (Good Friday). Opening match of the season. prize, a football - Alexandra v. Doon. Betting: 5 to 1 on Doon. “Very much against the grain of some of our members and townspeople too, that the match be held. Doon are to be invited to a spread in the evening.” Later that year, Bonnie Doon wrote to the Alexandra club, noting comments made by the columnist in the Alexandra and Yea Standard. “The only matter for consideration was the receipt of a letter (mention by me last week) from Doon, to the effect that unless a letter was published condemning "Onlooker", and that Alexandra admit their defeat, no notice would be taken of our club in ● Details of an 1887 match are in the July 29 the future.” issue of the Alexandra and Yea Standard of that year.

● Eaton Stannard Purcell, J.P. travelled to Alexandra to protest Yea’s case about a drawn result with the Alex. club boys on their own. ground. “Therefore, should the weather prove fair, there is every probability of a well contested and exciting ■ “On Saturday last when the game. “In order to lighten expenses, I Mansfield train came to a standam informed that several of the lostill at Cathkin, it was found that the Yea footballers were aboard,” cal tradespeople have offered bugnoted a report in the Alexandra & gies to convey the playing team as far as Molesworth, from which staYea Standard of July 18, 1902. “It was not long before the re- tion they will ceed to their destinasult of their match with Yarck was tion by train. “As I intend being present, I shall known. Everyone was anxious to know how Alexandra had fared at endeavour to give the readers of the Standard a faithful account of the the hands of Thornton. “Before the train departed, match. “The following are the names of word was received through the railway telegraph office that the local team : -W. Dobson (cap.) R. Dobson, T. Mensforth, J. Davies, Thornton had been successful. “The wildest excitement pre- J. Clarke, J. Maddeford, C. Lee, R. vailed and three hearty cheers S. Black, G. Robinson, H. were given for the victors, and Robinson, J. Tossol. E. Gregg, A. more than one player was heard Long, J. Baker, W. O'Connor, W. to exclaim, ‘Yea will he pre- Hubbard, R. Vining, H. Asling, J. Lyons, and F. Hammit.” miers’." Football scoring was different in Another early contestant was 1890, with the match being declared Jamieson. “Up boys and at ‘em,” a draw: Yea, 1 goal 7 behinds; Alexandra, 1 goal 8 behinds. urged The Standard in 1885. One of Onlooker’s columns of “If behinds counted for anything, the era makes the plea: "Does any Alexandra, would of course have a member know what hass become of slight advantage,” wrote the Alex. the inflator. for filling the ball, if so, correspondent in his July 6, 1890 please advise?” report. In 1890 came the appeal for a The Yea team was listed as:C. “few rustic seats”: “During the win- Hills (capt.), F. T. Hills, S. Wall, J. ter months the grass is always damp, Humc, A. Develin, W. Develin, M. and to expect ladies to stand during Kilmartin, J. Antony, W. Gray, R. a two hours' match would be very Stanfield, F. Kelly, J. Toohey, J. ungallant.” Ryan, G. Hughes, W. Mullens, J. Formation of an Alexandra foot- Mullens, W. Drysdale, J. Robertson, ball club was noted in The Alex- M. McLeish, A. Snodgrass. andra Times on August 30, 1872. The press correspondent paints a The May 30, 1890 issue of the thorough canvas of the match: Alex. newspaper talks of their side “The return match between Yea travelling to Yea. and Alexandra came off last Satur“To-morrow the local footballers day on the ground of the former. will journey to Yea to play the return “The day was a most suitable one match with that town. for the players, though rather foggy “As will be seen below a strong and cold for onlookers. team has been picked, which I think “Owing to previous rains the Yea will have some trouble to anni- ground was very slippery, and the hilate, in spite of the rumour that they ball soon became so muddy and are going to walk rings round our ● Turn To Page 38

‘Yea will be premiers’

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Local History ● From Page 37 greasy that it was scarcely holdable. “I cannot say much for tlhe ground, and not a patch on our own. Besides several large trees there is a nasty bit of terrace near the eastern wing, which caused a deal of trouble during the play, as when the ball once got there it was a difficult mattter to get it away again, and a lot of useful time was lost. “I should certainly advise my Yea friends to select a more fitting piece of ground. “The Alex andra team arrived at Yea a little after 8 o'clock by rail from Molesworth, and as the match was timed to start at 2.30 p.m., there was lots of time for the visitors to view the pleasant little township and surroundings. “It is almost needless to say that the Alexandra boys received a hearty welcome at host Davey's, who soon had a special breakfast prepared, to which ample justice was done. “Of the match itself I must say that it was a stubbornly contested one, though inclined to be a bit rough at times. “Then again the ground was awful greasy, and the falls were of course more frequent, and the wonder is that more hurts were not incurred besides the nasty one to Harry Asling. “During a scrimmage in the second spell this player fell and received a severe kick over the forehead, which neceasitated his removal to the local surgery, where the hurt was skilfully attended to, but his team had to suffer his loss for the rest of the game. “The match was played with 20 a side. Mr F. Hills acted as central umpire, and certainly did his best to give satisfaction, and where the game was so fast and rough his pretty constant demand for "ball up" was about the best decision he could give when there were tiny doubtful marks. “Messrs J. Rose and A. Popple filled the position of goal- umpires for Yea and Alexandra respectively. Yea having won the choice of goals, W. Dobson kicked off for the redand-black towards the township end, and the play at once became most exciting. “For the first ten minutes the red and-blacks managed to keep the ball in close proximity to tihe sticks, and Hubbard obtained a mark at rather a difficult angle, but only a behind resulted, which was followed directly after by another from Maddeford. “ The local men at last got the

cancy. “Mr Black held the position of teller in the local branch of the Colonial Bank here, and I am sure I .am echoing the wish of his comrades that his removal will mean a step higher in the social ladder. “He has been removed to Jamieson, and on Monday a good few members of the club paid him a pleasing tribute by attending at the coach office to see him off and.wishing him all future prosperity.”

Dispute over Yea-Alex. match score


● Alexandra footballers travelled by buggy to Molesworth, then by train to Yea in 1890. ball ouit of ,danger, and into their own hinds to their score, one of which the red-and-blacks working like Troterritory, Develin, Robinson and C. should have been a goal, but jans to equalise the score, and at last Hill playing a splendid gaine, the lat- unfortunatoly the ball struck the post, were sucessful, Maddeford cleverly “During this spell, Asling of the kicking the ball out of a scrimmage ter getting a mark wvitin a nice easy distance of the posts, but his kick was visiting team, got a nasty blow on the through the posts. “The game was now equal, but a failure and brought the first behind head, which causecd his retirement from the field, Alexandra thus play- the visitors wanted to head the poll, to the local score. “The ball now got on the terrace, ing one man short for the rest of the and worked gallantly, though unsucesesfully, for the desired result. " before mentioned, and in a good dray. “Half time was now called, the “’Keep the ball on the wing’," srimmage the Yea boys managed to game standing -Yea, 4 behinds; yelled the Yea captain, and I must punt another hehind. say the men well obeyed his orders; “Once away from the terrace the Alexandra, 5 behinds. “During this spell the Yea goal but the red-and-black were not to be red-and-black were not long in getting the ball close to their own quar- was vigorously atdacked. Hubbard, so easily repulsed, and Charley Lee ter, and just before the bell rang Black, J. Tossol, and Davies were - got a try for the wanted honor, but most prominent in the fray, .while W. the behind score again received atscored atnother behind. “Game-Yea, 2 behinds; Alex- F. Mullens, Stanfield, Kelly, and tention. Ryan shone in the defence . “Just before the finish of the spell: andra, 3 behinds. “The Yeaites showed some ex- W. F. Mullens got a neatly kicked “Ends cha nged, and a grand tussle took place at.tlie Yea cellent marking in this spell, from mark from Snodgrass, and it was citadel, the acting en- which our boys might take a thought that Yea for top score, but the leather refused to go straight, tirely on the defensive, and though profitablc lesson. “However, out of a good scrim- and the game ended in a draw. their opponents were ma rking splen“If behinds counted for anything, didly, the sticks.wore well protected mage another behind was added to by Clarke, O'Connor, and R, Dob- the visitors' score. The local men Alexandra, would of course, have a after a hard struggle got the ball into slight advantage. son. “Game - Yea 1 goal, 7 behinds; “Black now got hold of the hall their own country and W. Develin and smartly ran it down to the other getting a mark within about 30 yards Alexandra 1 goal, 8 behinds. “After the fray both sides showed end, and his captain getting a mark, of the posts just managed to send the a certain goal was looked for, but he oval through, amidst thunderous ap- rough useage, torn gurnseys and brusies being in the aicendant. made a mull of it, and the locals plause from the Yea barrackers. “However, the game was a “From the throw down Alexworked the ball back again into their own territory, scoring a couple of andra prevailed, and Hubbard splendedly contested one throughout, marking at a long distance had and not the slightest bit of ill-feeling behinds in quick succession. “This bit of smartness riled the anotlier shot for the coveted spot, but was evinced, and the usual concludvisitors, who rallying, again suc- only added another to the behind ing congratulations were given with ceeded in collaring the ball, and by a score. great vigor. “Game - Yea, 1 goal, 4 behinds; bit of good play on the part of G. “After the match the visitors were Robinson, Long, and Vining, suc- Alexandra,7 behinds. entertained at Davey's hotel in a most “The last quarter was very fast, generous and hospitable manner, ceeded in adding a couple more beand a couple of hours was spent in a very pleasant and social reunion, after which the Yeaites acconpanied the visitors to the train and gave them ■ Yea had an active football history well before the ■ August 2, 1889. “The Yea Football club journeyed a rattling send off. accepted formation date of 1893. After 1887: up the Muddy Creek on Thursday last, and sustained “I must not omit to mention that ■ July 1889. The Alexandra & Yea Standard carried another defeat at the hands of their redoubtahle anour worthy President (Mr C. a report of an Alexandra vs Yea game. Yea played in tagonists there. The result was, Muddy Creek, 2 goals, Munckton) accompanied the team, 10 behinds, to 2 behinds: the ground (M'Leish's, colours of “blue stripes on a white ground”. and his tall form and stentonian lungs “Owing to an unfortunate dispute in the last quarter Glenmore) was in a very sloppy condition, and hincould be seen and heard all over the the game was brought to a sadden termination. During dered any good play on either aide being shown. The field, spurring his boys on to victory, Tallarook team visited Yea on Saturday and played a fierce scrimmage near the western houndary the ball “I am sure the many friends of was held by E. Hall (Alexandra) when he was sud- their first match this season. The odds before the game the home club will scarcely need started were all in favour of the visitors, who possess a denly pushed from behind which caused him to "throw" reminding that the annual plain and good record this year, and certainly their play did not the ball. fancy dress ball and supper takes the good opinion ex pressed of them, their mark“The opposing team immediately claimed a " free belieand play ing together was a pleasure to see. They place in the shire hall tonight, and kick." The central umpire deeming that the " throw" ing had shot after shot for goal but had no luck. Yea, on the from what I can gather I have every was not intentional, refused the claim, and ordered the contrary had the good fortune to obtain one goal, and reason to believe that the affair will players to "'play on." This the Yeaites refused to do, won their first match this season. To show the number be a great success. and a "' wrangling match" then wound up the proceed- of shots the visitors had, the results at the end of the “I cannot conclude without addings. game were Yea 1 goal 4 behinds, to 14 behinds. The ing my regret to the sudden and un“Certainly it did not much matter to the local team Tallarook team were entertained at dinner and left by expected loss of the cluh's energetic who had the game well in hand, still the last quarter of the evening train. While on the subject of football, I and indefatigable secretary. an hour could have easily turned the tables, as the Yea fancy the Alexandra team is expected here on Satur“In filling the latter position Mr men were decidedly improving and playing desperate. day next. Black proved himself to be the right “However, the umpire had given his decision, which ■ September 6, 1889. “The Yea Football Team intend man in the right place, and I am could not be revoked; and the game concluded in favour journeying to Tallarook on Saturday (tomorrow) to try afraid the club will find it a difficult of Alexandra by 3 goals 12 behinds to nil.” conclusions with the team there.” matter to satisfactorily fill the va-

Yea played football throughtout 1880s

■ In 1903, there was a fierce dispute over the result of a football match between Yea and Alexandra. The Alexandra & Yea Standard, in its June 26 issue, reported: “A meeting of the delegates of the Alexandra and Yea District FootballAssociation was held at Jennings' Shamrock Hotel, on Wednesday after noon last. “The following were pre sent:Messrs: W. Buckley and G. Kent (Thornton), Redpath and Purcell (Yea), J. W. Leckie and T. A. Fox (Alexandra), and S. Carmichael and W. Payne (Yarck). “Mr. W. Buckley was voted to the chair on the motion of Messrs. Leckie and Redpath. “The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, on the motion of Messrs. Leckie and Kent. “The matter of the difference or disagreement of reports received from Alexandra and Yea in connection with points scored at the match on June 13, was then mentioned. “Alexandra was the first to to lodge results, which showed the match to have ended in a draw, 4.10 each; on the other hand Yea claims to have won the contest by a point. “Mr Leckie, who represented the case as one of a cross verdict between the umpires, entreated the Yea delegates to withdraw as the inference appeared to be that Alexandra was entitled to the behind that the Yea umpire failed to acknowledge. “A long and desultory discussion ensued, which was concluded with the following motion :- By Messrs Leckie and KentThat the match in dispute be declared a draw. Carried. “An amendment by Messrs Purcell and Redpath, that the case be submitted to the League, was lost. “A further amendment, that the match be played over again on the Yarck ground, was also defeated. “The conduct of the field umpire in connection with this dispute was adversely commented upon. “In lieu of the match on July 4, with a combined Mansfield team, it wasdecided - That a match between the combined association be played on August 22, say at Merton, and that the four captains select the team on the following basis:- Five from the two leading clubs and four from each of the other two clubs. “The following donations were read out as having been promised :-Mrs W. H. Whiting, £2 2s.; Mr H. Wood, pennant or equivalent in cash; Mr Redpath, £3 3s.; Mr. Buckley, £2 2s. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business.”

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Sunny day for Yea Market

● Bob Glenister, Russell Wealands and David Anderson

● Entertainer Noel Pearson

● Joy Anderson and Annette Cavanagh

● Scott Cavanagh and Karl Anderson at the Landcare barbecue

● Stallholder Wendy Cleve travelled from Tocumwal

● It was a busy day in the sun at the Yea Railway Market on Saturday.


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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

West Hollywood meetsVictoria ■ Hi everyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.

Billions back to the US

WeHo-Melb. connection n It's not every day that international film director Rod Hardy and international hotelier Alan Johnson find themselves back in their hometown of Melbourne together. The two gentlemen spend most of the year at their respective West Hollywoodoffices. Alan Johnson is Managing Director of the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites in West Hollywood. and Rod Hardy could be anywhere in the world directing movies. Here they are lunching at the Botanical Hotel in South Yarra.

Goodbye Matt Lauer ■ All Matt Lauer-linked talent is being axed at Today in the wake of the disgraced anchor's departure, including his favourite producer and contributors possibly including chef Giada De Laurentiis. While trumpeting that Katie Couric is returning to NBC to co-host the Olympics opening, the network quietly announced that Lauer's top producer, Don Nash, "has decided to step away from his executive producer role at Today" after nearly 30 years at the show.

● Alan Johnson and Rod Hardy

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Radio at its silliest ■ Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS comedy WKRP In Cincinnati and directed the raucous hit film Police Academy in 1984, died at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was 74. Hill & Wood Funeral Services of Charlottesville announced the death. No cause was given.

House of Horrors ■ The 13 siblings imprisoned by their parents in a California "horror house" were given just one meal a day and only allowed to shower twice a year, according to a horrific new report. A law enforcement source told NBC that rooms in the fourbedroom house were found soaked with urine. The news comes as investigators try to obtain statements from the adult children, who are being treated in Corona Regional Medical Centre while doctors are treating their underage siblings at a separate facility. Their parents, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the house where three children were later found shackled to furniture and alerted police they were being held against their will. The couple faces nine counts of torture and 10 counts of child endangerment. The victims' ages range from 2 to 29, but investigators say they all look much younger, likely from stunted growth due to malnourishment.

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

■ Amazon said that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters to 20, including centres of technology like Boston and some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio. The full list of finalists leans toward locations in the Midwest and South and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast. Many of the finalists, including Dallas, Denver, Raleigh and Washington, were considered shoo-ins from the moment Amazon announced the search, largely because of the attributes that the company said it was seeking for its second home. Those criteria included a metropolitan area with a population of greater than one million and the ability to attract and keep strong technical talent. More unexpected was Amazon's selection of locations not typically thought of as tech centers, such as Columbus, Indianapolis, Miamiand Nashville. Los Angeles was the sole city from the West Coast to make the cut. Just as surprising was Amazon's rejection of applications from Detroit, Phoenix and San Diego. Although it received bids from regions in Mexico, Amazon narrowed its finalists to just American locations and one city in Canada: Toronto.

Weinstein wound up ■ While disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is reportedly running low on cash, his former company has managed to keep paying its employees in the wake of the scandal that rocked the company. Final details are being hammered out in a sale of the Weinstein Co. that is expected to be announced soon. The film firm's being bought by a group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, whose offer reportedly includes renaming the company and installing a women-led board.

Britney signs for LV

Out and About ■ Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus enjoyed S.Y. Kitchen in Santa Ynez. Jon Hamm stopped by Trois Familia. Music Producer Jerry Moss sat with Richard Donner at Mr. Chow. Ty Burrell checked out Eataly in Century City. Jaclyn Smith had dinner at Farmstop. Arianna Huffington shared the room with Howard Kurtzman for dinner at Toscana in Brentwood. Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Reiner also were in, separately. Charo had lunch at Il Fornaio in Beverly Hills. Riley Keough was at Deliah. Larry Flynt enjoyed dinner at Lawry's in Beverly Hills. Kristen Stewart checked in at Mary Coffee. Zoey Deutch lunched with family at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Adam Levine helped celebrate Chloe Bridges' birthday at Cleo Third Street in LA. It wasn't easy to command the spotlight at Stella McCartney's starry fall 2018 fashion show in Los Angeles, but new couple Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson turned many heads. While Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Quincy Jones, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson held court at Tuesday's event in Hollywood, the Coldplay front man was seen massaging the Fifty Shades Darker star's neck as they took in performances by Leon Bridges, Grimes, St. Vincent and Beck. Meanwhile, Sir Paul jumped onstage to sing Beatles songs Helter Skelter and I Saw Her Standing There with a cover band as the crowd went wild.

■ Apple, which had long deferred paying taxes on its foreign earnings and had become synonymous with hoarding money overseas, unveiled plans that would bring back the vast majority of the $252 billion in cash that it held abroad and said it would make a sizable investment in the United States. With the moves, Apple took advantage of the new tax code that President Trump signed into law. A provision allows for a one-time repatriation of corporate cash held abroad at a lower tax rate than what would have been paid under the previous tax plan. Apple, which has 94 per cent of its total cash of $269 billion outside the United States, said it would make a one-time tax payment of $38 billion on the repatriated cash. For years, Apple had said it would not bring its foreign earnings back to the United States until the corporate tax code changed, because such a move would be too costly. Now Apple's bet to hold back on paying such taxes is reaping rewards under the Trump administration.

■ Britney Spears has reportedly signed a deal for a new Las Vegas residency in 2019 just weeks after completing her last run in the city. The 36-year-old pop star is said to be returning to the stage for a new residency at Las Vegas' Park Theatre, inside the Monte Carlo resort, shortly after Lady Gaga completes her residency there. John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, Proud Mary, borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement. Fogerty does not own the rights to his infamous song. In a statement, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalise on the popularity of my music" for their own financial gain. Henson plays a hit woman in Proud Mary. Its trailer uses Tina Turner's version of Fogerty's 1969 song. ● Matt Lauer

Nightstick to the knee ■ Tonya Harding's comeback tour just took a nightstick to the knee over her own greed and denial. The disgraced figure skater was dumped by her own publicist/agent for demanding that journalists pay fines if they dare ask about the kneecapping Nancy Kerrigan suffered ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Michael A. Rosenberg, who represented Harding during the I, Tonya promotional tour, revealed the demand in a Facebook post

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Thousands of miners, gold plentiful ● First published in 1922 as ‘The Early Days’ by A.F.D. ■ In 1865 the only noticeable object within sight of what is now Alexandra was the red gate in the dividing fence between Johnson's and McKenzie's runs. The fence ran close to the U.T. Creek, and the gate was right opposite where the main road bridge now is. This is one of the many roads, or rather tracks, from Melbourne to the Junction, or Jamieson as it came to be called. These all branched off from the old Sydney road, with which the north-east railway is now practically identical. One branched off at Whittlesea, passing over the Plenty Mountains, past Tommy's Hut and down the King Parrot Creek to the Goulburn, junctioning with the road from Broadford, then up past Muddy Creek, now Yea, Cathkin, Thornton, and Darlingford (on the Big River), to Jamieson. Other roads branched off at Longwood, Benalla, and Wangaratta. All finally converging through Hell's Gate at the Howqua, seven miles or so from Jamieson. The nearest house to the Red gate was Jim Fenton's slab and bark hut on Johnson's Creek (Eglington), and, in the other direction, Mount Pleasant station (Donald McKenzie, owner). The nearest store was at Yea. The nearest gold mining was at Upper Thornton, where Ben Jones had a pub. There were no farmers, selectors, or others than the squatters, who each had 640 acres preemptive right. From Jamieson up, Ten Mile, Gaffney's Creek, Woods Point and Matlock, B.B., Jordan, and Jericho were in full swing. On the Big River every creck and gully and bar was being worked:Sailor Bill's, Enoch's Point, and Lucks All (Warner's Creek). There were thousands of miners and gold was plentiful. One Sunday morning in the latter part of 1866 two of Donald McKenzie's shepherds (Sandy Don and Alec McGregor) started from Mt. Pleasant for Jim Fenton's, where it was generally possible to obtain liquid refreshment. A bullock dray had gone down McKenzie's pinch over night, and as Sandy a nd McGregor walked up they came to a boulder of quartz that had been crushed by a wheel, and there was the gold sticking al over it. Rich; well it must have been 40 ozs. to the ton. They put some of it in the bag and continued towards Fenton's. Near the road was a surveyor's camp, and they took the samples there. The surveyor, John Downey, agreed to back them, and the first claim was pegged out on McKenzie's Pinch close to Mount Pleasant station, on the east side of the dividing spur. It was called the Eglington and in a day or two a rush set in. The following week Charlie Jones, on tramp from "the Point" (Woods Point was generally referred to as "The Point") asked young Downey for a job. He got three days work and on the Sunday went prospectinig over the spur towards Red gate and peg ged out the "Lucky."

First gold

■ “The first gold was won from reef quartz and crusher stampers, with alluvial puddlers from surrounding creeks and valleys to 1879, when returns diminished. “Trial shafts and tunnels were everywhere, with anthills of tents and slab huts. The Luckie Mine, from Jan.-March 1867, crushed 103 tons for 1731 oz gold (17 oz to ton) and produced 7905 oz for 12 months. “Alluvial gold returns were only 310 oz for that period, but increased over quartz from 1870. “Many miners and traders moved from other fields, auguring a prosperous future for the district.” - Source: Alexandra and District" (2006) by Brian Lloyd

● Thought to be a head frame on one of the mines on the Luckie line of reef at Mount Pleasant, perhaps in the 1880s. Photo: Hans Schonekas, courtesy of Alexandra Historical Society. Among the miners there was On the Monday morning young from the grass roots down to 120 ft. £20,000 a month, and together with Downey went to Jamieson to regis- deep lead. There was still good gold a good return from alluvial made quite a number of "forty-niners," or Californian miners, as well as a ter, and, at Charn 's request regis- in the deep ground, but it was spread things fairly hum. There was no six o'clock or eleven sprinkling of professional men from tered the Lucky for Jones, Downey over the whole flat and did not pay. re fused to take a share as that would No payable reef was ever struck o'clock closing those days. Every pub everywhere; also a few aristocratic have meant backing Jones. at Gobur. Among those who lost had a dance hall, and they danced wasters whose names are best forWell, in a week or so, a one- heavily over the deep ground was six nights a week. There was no lack gotten. In the bars and streets there was eighth share was worth £10,000. At Sloan, of Sloan s Punt Inn, Moles- of ladies. A goodly number of dance girls at night hundreds of men, plenty of four feet worth, and Adam Bunney, store were there, who re ceived regular them full of liquor. from the grass the reef was four feet keeper and publican, of Gobur. Fighting was freely in dulged in; wide and glittering with gold like a So much for how Alexandra salaries and had no other duties than jeweller's shop. started. At first it was "Red Gate"; to dance and look pretty, all of which the top notcher was Tom Waite, a 10-stone man, and one Dan Creed The big rush was on! Right here afterwards it was named after the they did most successfully. Ninety per cent. of them were very was the champion wrestler. it may be noted that the Eglington, then Princess of Wales. You could stroll up and down on first The first building was of stringy respectable, and much more claim pegged, and adjacent claims bark and saplings - Dick Vining's scrumptious than the ordinary flap- Saturday night from fight to fight and never paid the cost. boarding house and house of enter- per of to-day, besides being modestly back your fancy. attired. One remarkable circumstance The Lucky line and others paid tainment. No drunken man, or person that was the total absence of lethal weapbig dividends. Lots of hotels started up like mushIn fact the various claimis from rooms in a night, com mencing near had misconducted in public, would ons. It was just bare fists, with plenty the Eglington to the U.T. Creek the creek and spreading along both be tolerated in a dance room. Nevertheless etiquette required to see fair play. turned out, in abouit 7 years, some sides of the road up towards the that at the conclusion of each dance Since those days the writer has 320,000 ozs. of gold, worth £4 2s 6d Lucky. an oz. Cooper and Perkins, Hames and the gentleman should offer his part- knocked about Australia from MelThe Eglington was abandoned at Ashby, W. Cummings, Morris (Cor- ner some refreshment; and so did bourne to Sydney, and from Syd160 ft deep. The reef or leader was ner Hotel), Pat O'Donnell, Kirwin etiquette require that the lady should ney to Broken Hill and back, and still showing, but sometimes half an of the Shamrock, Mount. Pleasant accept something, generally rasp- from Sydney to Thursday Island inch thick,.and at others one eighth Hotel (afterwards kept by Peg-leg berry, lemonade, ginger wine, or and back, and has been present at more than one function under the of an inch or just discernible. Cook, who was much liked), theNew some thing quite harmless. Should a lady get into the way of auspices of an aristocratic order, The ground was very hard and York and London (Charlie Jones and sinking by contract was worth £8 a family, of the Lucky), and the taking something intoxicating she whereat there was more intoxica tion foot. Of course very little of such ore Montezuma, kept by old Jack Levy, quickly earned a sobriquet, as for and unmanly behaviour calculated as there was reached the owners. uncle of the Thompson's, of sport- instance, Port Wine Mary, Gin-fizz to give offence to decent womanLizzie, or something equally unpleas- hood than ever occurred in 66 or '67. The No. 2 Lucky paid hand- ing fame. There,was sergeant of police somely down to 200 ft. The shaft was He afterwards kept “The Hay- ant. Such cases were rare, but other (McCormack) and two or three confinally sunk to near 400 ft. market" in Melbourne. In the sink the reef was from three There were a host of ‘shanties' and pleasanter ones were common, stables; they did not interfere with to four foot wide, white as milk, and more or less reputable. Stores and as Pretty Cocky (a famous beauty at the drinking; gambling or fighting, which was gener ally indulged in by not a colour of gold in it. shops filled the spaces, and ther was the New York and London), The Meantime the gullies on each side not a vacant lot on either side of the Black Angel, Pretty Nelly, Sweet the younger men. Ellen, &c., &c. Other crime was remarkably of the reef were rich in alluvial. road for over half a mile from All drinks were 1s, so the custom rare; in fact, conspicuous by its abOn the north side -the lead went the creek. right to the U.T Creek, but on the The storekeepers in cluded Tom of refreshing was for the good of "the sence. - A.F.D. south, or "Mysterious'" side, the lead Hall, Cronin Bros., Peterkin. and house." was lost half way to the creek. half a dozen others. It is there yet somewhere, perBoulter and Perkins had the haps under the tail end of Baker's 20 butcher''s shop opposite the corner acre block, which was the first se- hotel. Boulter went away to northlection on the goldfield that was ern rushes and eventually died on the granted (about 1876). road from the coast to the Roper For a considerable distance up the River rush. U.T. Creek good alluvial gold was Harker joined Perkins; then got, smooth, shooty; and some fair- Harry Perkins sold out and went to ish nuggets. Thorn ton and made a splash, built Just. under Mount Prospect on the Thornton hotel, and went in for Johnson's Creek was a good patch agriculture heavily; but came a "cropof alluvial, about 40 ft. deep and per." spread over several acres. It was just Sableburg had 15 head of stamps a basin. No reefs were ever found going on the creek, a hundred yards near it. up from the gate. Further on in the. same direction, Then there were 10 head of but on Spring Creek. was Durham stamps at The Mysterious and 15 Gully. Good, alluvial gold; but no reef head on the Prospecting claim. ever found. It was the sweetest music imagThen Godfrey's Creek (or- inable. Those batteries in full swing ● Ad for the Royal Mail Hotel, Alexandra. Times, 1868. Gobur, as it was afterwards 'named), meant the distribution of some

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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not in Blu-Rays and DVDs FILM: BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE: Genre: Mystery/Thriller. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges. Year: 2018. Rating: MA15+ Length: 141 Minutes. Stars: **½ Verdict: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past, and over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell. Fascinating and slow burning "Tarantino-wanna-be" indulgent pulp-mystery-thriller is not all together rewarding or completely fulfilling due to excessive length and unnecessary (lingering) padding, but nonetheless, there's enough quirky characters, unpredictability, amusing revelations and twists and turns to keep the imagination alight, but only just. Set in 1969, primarily in and around the seedy old hotel built right on the CaliforniaNevada border, Jon Hamm as the Salesman/FBI Agent, Cynthia Erivo as the tormented singer, Lewis Pullman as the Bellboy, Dakota Johnson as the cult runaway and Chris Hemsworth against type as a Cult Leader, are all having a great time, however, it is veteran Jeff Bridges as the Priest with a dark secret that steals the acting honours, making its taxing pace all the more enjoyable. Beautifully filmed and capturing the late 1960s architecture, set design, costume design and period detail with striking realism, along with an intoxicating blend of '60s soul classics, this is not for the more fast paced adrenaline pumping slashersplatter genre lovers, and what should have been a devilishly energetic, stimulating and beguiling experience, is purely nothing more than self indulgent and fleeting. FILM: HUNTER KILLER: Genre: Action/Thriller. Cast: Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Ethan Baird. Year: 2018. Rating: MA15+ Length: 121 Minutes. Stars: *** Verdict: Deep under the Arctic Ice, an American submarine is on the hunt for a U.S. submarine in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order, and he must now join forces with an elite group of Navy SEALs and sneak through enemy waters to rescue the kidnapped Russian president to stop WWIII. Over the top submarine action pot-boiler that is nothing more than a patchwork caricature of nearly every other submarine movie, most notably "The Hunt For Red October" (1990) and "Ice Station Zebra" (1968), along with a mix of "Under Siege" (1992), "Crimson Tide" (1995), "Run Silent Run Deep" (1958) and even Irwin Allen's classic '60s TV series "Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea," to name just a few, in this sub-sub genre geopolitical action-thriller. Bouncing around in development for the better part of a decade, and filmed two years ago, Gerard Butler as the Captain is having fun with a screenplay filled with page upon page of cliché on top of cliché, with an abundance of the usual "Dive, Dive, Dive," "Incoming on the P ort Bow," "Prepare the Torpedos," "Check for Damage," and as for Gary Oldman, he does what he does best, lots of yelling, and aided by a supporting cast seemingly in constant confusion. Nonetheless, in this toys for boys adventure without a romantic sub-plot in sight, there is plenty of pyrotechnics, action, gun-play and CGI thrills throughout its 121 minute running time, most notably, some spectacular and well filmed moments of the sub submerging and re-emerging from the depths, all put together with little time to breath, only it's not at all that original, but, to compare it to another recent water-logged adventure, this is to submarines what The Meg is to sharks. FILM: THE PREDATOR: Genre: Action/Adventure/Horror. Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn. Year: 2018/. Rating: MA15+ Length: 101 Minutes. Stars: *½ Review: The universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a young boy, a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. "The Predator" is back on screens, and writer-director Shane Black, whose previous credits include: as writer: "Lethal Weapon" (1987 + Sequels), "The Last Boy Scout" (1991), "The Last Action Hero" (1993). and as Director+Writer: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" (2005), "Iron Man 3" (2013) and "The Nice Guys" (2016), (from the opening frame) he has created a big, loud, brutal, frenetic, unrelenting and almost incomprehensible CGI pop culture inspired sci-fi pot-boiler that proves beyond doubt that bigger is not necessarily better. The old Black magic falls way short in this effort to infuse fresh blood into a failed franchise and reintroduce by its obvious homage to the pop culture spark of the 1980s, most notably due to poor pacing, a chequered screenplay that is seemingly sliced together from other discarded storylines, and with total lack of presence of an ominous, foreboding and tough eye-catching leading man with his tongue-in-hischeek, muscle power and strong screen presence, as is the case with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the original 1987 classic. Following on from "Predator" (1987), "Predator 2" (1990) "Predators" (2010), and two "Alien" crossovers, there is some fun to be had with the banter between the grizzled rag-tag group of "Dirty Dozen-Esque" soldiers on a mission to save the world, but there's little else emotional connection to grip, and as there's little they can do to save this murky, messy and mediocre B -minus head-spinning, headache inducing action-muddle that even though it opens the door for others to follow, we can only hope any other Predators out there take planet Earth off their to-do list, or even better, become indefinitely Lost-In-Space. - James Sherlock

Rourke’s Reviews ■ Welcome back everyone, and it's wonderful that The Melbourne Observer is back for 2019. I hope all readers out there had a joyous, happy Christmas and New Year. With the Golden Globes out of the way, and the BAFTAS and Oscars yet to come, this year is off to a fascinating start. But before we look at what lies ahead, let's look back at what screened over the holiday break. Here is a list of some of the films I saw during that time. The Kid Who Would Be King (PG). 120 mins. **** Joe Cornish finally follows up his 2011 cult success Attack The Block with this imaginative, smartly written adventure that ingeniously transports the Arthurian legend to modern times. Is still playing in cinemas, so race out and catch this sleeper gem before it disappears. The Mule (M). 116 mins. *** After the terrible The 15.17 To Paris, Clint Eastwood does return to form with this intriguing true-life drama, but some elements don't work, and while it's great to see the veteran on-screen again, as a director it is far from his best work. Mary Poppins Returns (PG). 134 mins. ** Disappointing sequel to one of the all-time Disney classics, this lifeless exercise does nothing more than rehash the 1964 original. Emily Blunt tries, but cannot put her own stamp on the role made famous by Julie Andrews. Forgettable songs don't help. The Rider (M). 95 mins. ****½ Tender, carefully rendered look at masculinity and family, Chloe Zhao's new film has amazingly gone under the radar, and should in fact be an Oscar frontrunner. Zhao could be the heir apparent to the one-and-only Terrence Malick. Bumblebee (PG). 115 mins. *** After so many headache-inducing entries, this spin-off from the Transformers franchise offers more relaxed, family-friendly entertainment, and is thankfully bereft of Michael Bay's trademark hyper-cutting, overlength, and offensive misogyny. Spider-Man : Into The Spiderverse (PG). 110 mins. ***½ With superhero fatigue in full swing now, this cleverly constructed animated adventure is surprisingly delightful, and refreshingly doesn't take itself so seriously. Vice (M). 132 mins. *½ Hollow, empty-headed misfire from Adam McKay, who makes all the same mistakes here he did in the bafflingly well-received The Big Short. Full of tiresome gimmicks and repetitive montages, instead of actual substance and insight. Christian Bale does a convincing imitation of Dick Cheney, but Steve Carell delivers the film's best performance as Donald Rumsfeld. The Favourite (MA). 120 mins. ****½ Fantastic comedy/drama, filled with terrific performances, and backed up by a trenchant, intelligent script. Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer) handles the provocative material with confidence and skill. Roma (M). 135 mins. ****½

Alfonso Cuaron's childhood memories. Gorgeously shot in black and white and elegant, quietly eye-popping long takes, this hypnotic experience is a true work of art. Cold War (M). 88 mins. **** Austere, quietly moving drama about two lovers who try to understand the chaotic times and themselves in 1950's communist Poland. Exquisitely filmed and brilliantly acted, this admirably underplays its potentially melodramatic premise. Bodied (MA). 120 mins. **** Certainly not for sensitive viewers, this provocative look at how a white boy examines black culture through battle-rap is both unflinching and hilarious. Superbly crafted and acted. Green Book (M). 125 mins. ** Toothless look at dark subject matter, this has all the dramatic edge of Driving Miss Daisy. Excellent performances by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali help, but can't lift a compromised, light-weight script. Skate Kitchen (M). 100 mins. ***½ Quietly arriving at ACMI cinemas, Crystal Moselle's docudrama about a troubled teenage girl who befriends a group of skateboarders is one of those lovely gems that appears from nowhere. Has just finished in cinemas, so please check this heartfelt film when it arrives on DVD. Mortal Engines (M). 120 mins. *½ Peter Jackson tries to kickstart another franchise, but this big budget sci-fi adventure, based on the first of a series of best-selling books, is a clunky, lead-footed disaster, reminiscent of so many other, better films, and ensures that there will definitely not be a sequel. Instant Family (M). 119 mins. *½ Based on the director's own experiences, this crude, overlong comedy takes a potentially engrossing premise and proceeds to pummel it to death with cheap laughs and cloying sentimentality. Assassination Nation (R). 108 mins. ***½ A combination of Heathers, The Crucible, and The Purge, this highly profane comedy/thriller manages to fascinate and entertain, with a game cast who all give committed turns. Some heavy-handed touches can't diminish the film's impressive qualities. Soni (M). 97 mins. **** Involving and eventually moving examination of gender imbalance in India, seen through the eyes of two female police officers. Unobtrusive but inventive direction complement two superb central performances. Now streaming on Netflix. Blank 13 (M). 71 mins. ***1/2 Small-scale but captivating film about a young man who attends his long estranged father's funeral, and learns some unexpected truths about the deceased and himself. Lily Franky is excellent as the unreliable father. Aquaman (M). 143 mins. **1/2 Aussie director James Wan fills this superhero tale with dazzling visuals and some exciting action setpieces, but protracts a simple story beyond its inherent worth, protract-


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Advanced Myotherapy opens in Yea

■ Advanced Myotherapy announces the grand opening of their Yea clinic this February. The five-time award winning clinic was established in 2008 offering pain management, sports and injury recovery. Founding Director, Matthew Cleary suffered his own chronic back injury as a young football player at 14, learning early how long the road to recovery can be. Seeing a Physiotherapist several times weekly for a number of months, was something that made Matthew want to be able to help people with a more hands on approach to sports injuries and pain. While Matthew has had multiple surgeries himself from various accidents growing up, he knows that many times, when it comes to pain conditions, surgery can be prevented. Especially so when it is what he calls “a lifestyle induced condition” that can be reversed with the correct self care education. “There are so many opinions as to which of the practices to choose, be it chiro or osteopathy even bowen therapy. ”My opinion: It depends on the practitioners. FEW in each field around Australia, and perhaps the world, have the ability to heal. “Not just treat the problem send you on your way, but to find the source of the problem. To help you minimize future recurrences by teaching you about your body and its movement.” It is said that Matt at Advanced Myotherapy is one of these rare practitioners. “My job requires a lot of heavy lifting. I surf and skateboard and play golf. So I can be sore and broken on a daily basis and when its been bad Matt has fixed me every time AND has given me the know how to alleviate minor issues or self maintain. I don't go anywhere else now..” - shared Kris Rachmanzuk Many clients over the years have been fortunate enough to avoid surgery where recommended even after a long road of trying different forms of physical therapies. Now with the team, Advanced Myotherapy have been able to help thousands recover from and manage their pain naturally. Matthew published his first co-authored book Self Care Medicine in 2013 and though he has been a therapist since 2000, his reputation comes mostly from helping people recover from chronic injuries and prevent recommended surgeries. In 2017 Matthew published his second coauthored book Moving Beyond Pain again with natural therapist of over 15 years Leah Jade, at their second dual book launch. At 18, Leah had two car accidents suffering neck and thoracic trauma. She had tried yoga, chiropractors for both her pain and scoliosis ... and Acupuncture for a number of years before her true healing journey began.

● Leah Jade and Matthew Cleary

Myotherapy worked like magic so much so that Leah joined forces with Matthew to make healing more accessible for those in pain. Advanced Myotherapy has since been built over not only a decade of love and inspiration ... but a lifetime of healing and empowerment to overcome adversity through self care. This is (just one reason) why the pair say they are so driven to expand their reach in the wider community. Matthew's mother worked in pharmacy for 43 years while Leah's mother had chronic pain and illness for many years, passing away at 51. Needless to say they both understand the cost of addiction that drugs (particularly pain killers) can cause. With the pair having watched many people with debilitating pain conditions, Advanced Myotherapy has a strong purpose of empowering people to live in a way that prevents the need for such drastic and costly interventions for pain management. Together their books The Sacred Psychology of Healing, Self Care Medicine, Heal Yourself and Moving Beyond Pain, have received praise around the world and have featured in over 100 different media releases globally. World renowned Best Selling Author of Count Your Blessings – The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love Dr John Demartini (also featured in The Secret documentary) said Leah’s first book The Sacred Psychology of Healing is “Sacred wisdom directly from an inspired heart that could help heal your life.” When their second dual book launch took place two years ago, Heal Yourself and Moving Beyond Pain were eagerly anticipated. Along with their growing team, the books have served to help them spread the message that healing is far more possible than many realise. “Nature has given us so many treasures if we care to dig and explore. Leah Jade has done the explorations for us and wrapped it all up in this easy-to-read guide map. A vital read for any conscious person who is ready to take their health and life in their own hands and discover what true healing is all about!” , said Katrina Zaslavsky, Founder of Birth Goddess Magazine and author of A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth about the Heal Yourself book. For the past nineteen years, Matthew Cleary has dedicated his life to alleviating the pain of others through natural means with even the most complex chronic conditions. Now with two young children, he is excited to open a clinic close to his family in Murrindindi, especially as he can now ensure the community he has grown to love over the years will now be taken care of. - Contributed

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WE REMEMBER ● State Governor Linda Dessau

State Commemoration Royal Exhibition Buildings ● Gnarnayarrahe and Brent Watkins play didgeridoo at the State Commemoration on the Black Saturday fires.

● Dr Kathy Rowe from Marysville ● CFA’ Chief Steve Warrington

● Blue Ribbon chair David Mann

● Olivia Brereton sang Advance Australia Fair

● Jane Hayward of Strathewen ● There was a large gathering on Monday night at the Royal Exhibition Buildings.

● Master of Ceremonies Craig Willis PHOTO FEATURE COMPILED BY ASH LONG

● Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien

● Pat McNamara pays tribute


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10 Years On There are no words

● The Marysville community’s photo. ■ On February 7, 2009, the bushfires - which would become one of the worst natural disasters in Victoria's history - began their devastating path through Murrindindi Shire. Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay said it has been almost 10 years since the bushfires which saw more than 100 people lose their lives in Murrindindi Shire, and 173 lives lost across Victoria. Many homes, animals, businesses and other properties were lost as well. "This is a difficult time for our community and other fire-affected communities across the State," Cr McAulay said. "More than 40 percent of our Shire was burnt in 2009. And while we have often had occasion to celebrate the progress of our towns and the recovery of our communities since then - including welcoming many new residents - Murrindindi Shire and its communities were changed forever. "In the days and months that followed the fires, the people of Victoria, Australia and the world stood by us. We were the recipients of kindness and generosity from so many individuals, community groups, governments and businesses. To each and every one of you, we express our most sincere gratitude. "We would also like to take a moment to again recognise the incredible efforts of emergency services personnel, including an incredible number of volunteers, who fought the fires valiantly despite the risk to themselves. "This anniversary is a time to reflect on the extraordinary goodwill and compassion shown to us after the fires. It's also a time to remember those who were lost," Cr McAulay said. "Our communities have organised a number of commemorative events and activities. Many of these events are an opportunity for those who shared an experience during the 2009 Bushfires to come together and remember. “There are also a number of events and activities which members of the public are welcome to attend. You can view the details of these at," CrMcAulay said. - Contributed by Murrindindi Shire Council

● At Monday’s State Commemoration, from left: Cathy McGowan MHR, Laura Caine, Quentin Bryce (former Governor-General), Lyn and Brenton Gunter.

● At Monday’s State Commemoration, from left: former coroner Jennifer Coate, Cathy McGowan MHR, Murrindindi Shire CEO Craig Lloyd, Mayor Cr Sandice McAulay

■ This is going to be a tough week for many. The tenth anniversary of the 2009 Bushfires will provoke the full range of emotions. Many events are to be held throughout the region. A large list is provided by Murrindindi Shire Council is their advertisement on Page 7. This is a week where the district is full of smoke from fires in Tasmania, Gippsland, and close to home from fires at Caveat-Terip Terip-Ruffy, Rubicon, Howqua, east of Woods Point, the Black Range, Mt Robertson and Mt Disappointment. Local volunteer firefighters are not only attending to local events, but also forming strike teams for other parts of the state. Life goes on. But we remember. How could we forget? There will be numerous tributes to the ‘173’ who died at the time, those who have passed since, the many injured bodies and minds. Forty per cent of Murrindindi Shire was burned in the 2009 fires. The statistics show the horrible toll at the time: Marysville 35, Kinglake 31, Kinglake West/Pheasant Creek 16, Flowerdale/Hazeldene 11, Narbethong 4, Strath Creek 1, Toolangi 2. People will spend this time in different ways. Some will re-tell. Others will quietly reflect. Outside media and spectators will intrude. We will try not to do so. The dilemma: to respectfully remember all affected by the 2009 fires, to pay tribute to the 173 who perished at the time, to recognise the thousands of people involved, but also to respect the privacy of everyone involved. The Local Paper has decided not to attend any of the commemorative events on Thursday (Feb. 7). Most local groups have decided on ‘media free’ events. Even though we are ‘locals’, we would not wish to upset the privacy of a single person. So please understand if our coverage has a few ‘Swiss holes’. We have also decided to let our 2009 photos tell most of the story. we have assembled some photo pages that we hope may assist in the memories, but also help in moving forward. - Ash Long, Editor

10 Years On

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● Toolangi: After-fire recovery on the Kinglake-Healesville Rd.

● Glenburn Hotel was destroyed by fire on the night of Black Saturday.

● Break-O’-Day: Forensic examination of fire-affected properties.

● Castella: Kinglake-bound traffic was stopped at the Melba Hwy turn-off

● Melba Hwy: many road signs was destroyed in the 2009 fires.

● Hazeldene: Yea-Whittlesea Rd was closed to public traffic.

● Flowerdale: Homes around Creekside-Riverside were decimated.

● Spring Valley: First of the caravans to set up at the Flowerdale Reserve.

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Campagno Engineering pays its respects to the bushfire communities

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10 Years On

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● Black Saturday ruins alongside the Hume Fwy, Clonbinane.

● At Coldstream: local roads re-open in February 2009.

● 3AW newsman Denis O’Kane with Sgt Trevor Connell at the Yea Rec.

● Lorraine Keeble, part of the Red Cross team, at the Yea Rec. Reserve.

● At Yarra Glen: signs to indicate free food, items for bushfire victims

● Part of the tent city at the Yea Rec. Reserve after the 2009 fires.

● Residents seeking to cross Police lines at Whittlesea in 2009.

● A sign erected on Maroondah Hey by Yarra Ranges Shire in 2009.

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10 Years On

● Toorourrong Reservoir - Memorial of Remembrance. Photo: Lost Mernda

● Kinglake West Bushfire Memorial.

● Flowerdale Bushfire Memorial.

● Narbethong Bushfire Memorial.

● Marysville Bushfire Memorial.

● Kinglake Bushfire Memorial.

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■ Samuel Joel ‘Zero’ Mostel was born in Brooklyn in 1915 and he was the seventh child from a Jewish family. In his teenage years his father wanted him to be a Rabbi but young Sam wanted to be an artist. When he graduated from college the story goes that his yearbook noted: "A future Rembrandt ... or perhaps a comedian?" He was teaching art when he married Clara Sverd in 1939. It was apparently not a harmonious marriage as Sam was rarely home and spent most of his time working on his paintings, teaching and socialising with his artistic friends. He sort of drifted into show business after auditioning as a comedian at the downtown nightclub Cafe Society in late 1941. The owner hired Sam after Pearl Harbour to give his customers a few laughs at a difficult time. It was Ivan Black, the club's press agent, who gave Sam the nickname Zero, explaining, "Here's a guy who's starting from nothing." In 1942 Zero gave up art and concentrated on a career in show business. He was so popular at the nightclub they increased his fee and Zero began to make comedic appearances on radio shows. He made his Broadway debut in a play titled Keep Em Laughing and then Top Notchers. He played the part of ‘The Swami’ in the MGM musical Du Barry Was A Lady in 1943.

Whatever Happened To ... Zero Mostel


● Zero Mostel turned to the stage. In 1960 Zero was hit by a bus when he was returning from rehearsals for a Broadway play. By Kevin Trask He refused to consent to the amputation of of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM his left leg and he suffered with the injury for the rest of his life. Zero and Clara were divorced in 1943 and he Zero returned to the stage later that year and married Kathryn Harkin in 1944 -they had two won the Tony Award for his performance in the sons Josh and Tobias. play Rhinoceros. Zero served in the Army during World War He originally did not want to play ‘Pseudolus’ II and came under scrutiny as it was alleged he in the Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Hapwas a member of the Communist Party. pened On The Way To the Forum but he agreed He hosted several television shows during after pressure from his wife and his agent. the late 1940s. Director Eliza Kazan cast him in The show won many Tony Awards including the film Panic In The Streets in which he starred Best Actor for Zero. He starred in the film verwith Richard Widmark and Jack Palance. sion which has become a classic over the years. In 1952 Zero was blacklisted after appearing In 1964 Zero created the role of ‘Tevye’ in front of the the House Un - American Activi- the milkman in the original stage musical Fidties Committee. dler On The Roof and won his third Tony Award. He won the respect of his colleagues as he He was not cast in the film version but in 1968 would not co-operate and name people. he made a film that was to become a comedy His career was revived in 1957 and he re- masterpiece.

Mel Brooks could not talk Zero into playing ‘Max Bialystock’ in the film The Producers and begged Zero to show the script to his wife. Kathryn talked him into it and he was brilliant in the role. I watched it recently and I laughed from the beginning to the end. Zero and his co-star Gene Wilder became lifelong friends. Zero was trying to lose weight and went on a diet. He collapsed and was taken to hospital where it was expected that he would recover without any problem. He lost consciousness and the doctors were unable to revive him. He passed away from an aortic aneurysm on the September 8, 1977 at the age of 62. Just before he died Zero was a guest on The Muppet Show and commented on the creator Jim Henson: "He has the best possible actors. If you have a disagreement with them, you can always use them to wash your car." Sadly, the episode aired after his death and Zero never saw it. What a shame, I thought Zero Mostel was a comic genius. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon.

Hard decisions over town’s odd name

■ The unusually-named – some may say, unfortunately-named – town of Dildo on the shores of Trinity Bay in Canada’s Newfoundland province, has resisted numerous attempts over the centuries, including as recently as the 1990s, to re-name itself. And as far as the majority of the 1200 folk remaining there from onetime thriving fishing and whaling industries are concerned, they’ll continue to oppose any change. Because as well as its history, they’re enjoying the benefits of a nicely growing little tourism industry, as more-and-more visitors discover their quiet little retreat to snap pictures of anything with the moniker Dildo on it, and to join flourishing whale-watching cruises (primarily through midJune to mid-August) on Dildo’s picturesque little harbour. Plus spend-up nicely in the few local stores, cafés and souvenir shops. Just how Dildo got its unusual name is unclear, some locals saying that it was after a Spanish explorer who spent time in the area several centuries ago, while others speculate it came after the discovery in the 1700s on the site of the now-town, of an antiquated test-tube used by early mariners and known as a “dildo glass.” The town’s 400-year reliance on fishing, whaling and seal-hunting began to die with tough competition on international markets and a Canadawide moratorium on whale-catching in 1972, so Dildo turned to its tourist appeal – including creating a colourful Dildo Days Festival every July with a harbour boat parade and evening fireworks. And the town, 60 kilometres west of the provincial capital of St Johns, won an award in 2001 as one of the 10 prettiest small towns in Canada, with descriptors in various publications ranging from “really beautiful,” to a more bizarre “bleakly pretty.”

■ When Royal Caribbean Line’s gargantuan new Symphony of the Seas slips out of the yard in which she is being built in France this April, and heads to Barcelona for her first season of sailing the Western Mediterranean, there’ll be enough food and drinks go aboard during just one week’s cruising to slake the hunger and thirst of many a small town.

OK. With John O’Keefe Bill Shatner’s antics

■ Most of us knew William Shatner as the Canadian actor playing Captain Kirk in Star Trek films. These days he gets up to all manner of gigs, including an up close and personal show in Australia. Latest venture is endorsing and riding Pedego Electric bikes in a series of TV commercials currently being screened in America. Commercials are a bit of fun but unlikely to be seen in Aussie.

Great expectations

■ An ex-school teacher in Adelaide turned author has penned a highly successful biography called Bombshell explaining life during the Third Reich The same author obviously missed out on lectures on marketing as promotion consisted of a six-line classified ad in The Age newspaper. Tiny ad also included a plug for a movie mogul to buy the movie rights for $ 2 million. We wonder how many movie moguls scan the classifieds.

Best gig in radio

● Dildo harbour and township. that seats just 16 for very special occasions, to others seating diners by the score. Plus there’ll be nearly 2200 crew who will need to be fed and watered around the clock as well. So it is little wonder her shopping list for that first sailing, and all subsequent weekly sailings in the Mediterranean, and then from October in the Caribbean, is as gargantuan as the ship herself. Because it includes 8900kg of chicken, 8300 kilos of beef, 3200 of fish, 5400 portions of lobster tails and 10,000 hot dog frankfurters, 6700kg of potatoes, 4000 of tomatoes, 48,000 eggs, 20,000-plus kilos of fruit and vegetables, enough ice cream to fill 21,000 cones, and 860kg of coffee. And for those with a thirst, 33,000 bottles and cans of beer, 17,000 of soft drinks, over 2000 bottles of spirits, and with David Ellis 6100 bottles of wine – all for just one Because as the world’s largest- week of holidaymaking. All these numbers, together with ever passenger ship, Symphony of the Seas will scale-in at over 230,000 10,300 rolls of toilet paper, will be kept tonnes and carry up to 6870 passen- topped-up for every weekly sailing in the Mediterranean and Caribbean afgers. And all those will need to be fed ter that inaugural week – with ages three times daily, as well as with any- and nationalities of guests monitored time snacks around the clock, in some to ensure all cultures and dietary needs are catered for.


■ If you’re keen on good grub with a drop of the doings then the best job at a radio station is to be appointed food and wine reviewer. Good example is Tony Leonard who is celebrating 24 years presenting the best pubs as a weekly segment on Neil Mitchell’s show. In all Tony has enjoyed 1170 main meals, and desserts, plus 3528 beverages. Another regular on the restaurant scene is Mark ‘Scorcher’ Davidson who drops his guise as 3AW Breakfast producer to do a chow-down on where to dine in Melbourne. Station foots the bill when reviewers decide to be guests of the eating establishment of their choice.

Sheik from Scrubby Creek

■ Another year and Chad Morgan is still touring including performing at the Tamworth Music Festival. Chad , now 8,5 is best known for his ‘The Sheik from Scrubby Creek’ as much as his floppy sun hat, not forgetting his buckteeth that Barry Humphries used as inspiration for his Les Patterson character. Born into a family of 14, Chad has collected an AOM, gold records and appearances in successful Aussie films . May he continue to make us laugh.

Royal blood

■ I’m indebted to psychologist Michael Carr -Gregg who told me about a few facts I did not know about Nick Kyrgios, more particularly about Nick’s Mum, Norlaila. Norlaila was born a princess into the Malaysian Selangor Royal family. She dropped the title when she married – aged early twenties - to an Australian.

Victoria’s secret

■ Despite being a very wealthy lady Victoria Beckham’s fashion business is in a most unhealthy financial state. Hubby, David has already made a $10 million cash injection, and more recently an unknown investor has found $23 million to help keep the doors open. Her business probs are compounded by fact that eldest son Brooklyn, aged 18 is dating singer Rita Ora, aged 23. Brooklyn’s Mum not impressed . - John O’Keefe

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Lovatts Crossword No 19 Across

1. Able to be modified 6. Run away (4,3) 10. Crumpling 16. Drunkard 17. Canary Islands port, ... Palmas 19. Endure 20. Sheep fibre 21. Brass instrument 22. Snatched 23. Wallop 26. Church senior 28. Alliance 30. Smiles 31. Recite 33. Composer, Sir Edward ... 35. Serviceable 37. Wild grass 38. Fork point 39. Espionage agents 41. Mountain call 43. Supplement, ... out 44. Fragrant flower 45. Scornfully disobey 46. Corrosive substance, ... soda 48. Aquatic mammals 50. Contributes 51. Devout 52. Small fenced-in area 53. Sore secretion 55. Ice-cream server 57. Respectful 60. Ethnic bigots 62. Young man 64. Fire-fighting fixtures 67. Mass 68. Damages (bodywork) 69. Public pool 71. Achiever 72. Endorse (motion) 74. Camouflage colour 75. Italian farewell 77. Naked rider, ... Godiva 79. Bravery badges 82. A single entity 83. Peruses 85. Betray, ... on 87. OK (informal) 89. Tennis barrier 90. Ashen 91. Epsom annual horse race 92. Actor, ... Gibson 94. German Mrs 96. Distort 98. The N of NB 99. Synagogue scholar 100. Send back 102. Sort (through) 104. Cut (timber) 106. Gets 107. Tout 109. Cargo 111. Be unfaithful to (3-4) 112. Nothing 113. Milkshake ingredient 114. Ship's spine 116. Fraud 118. Frog relatives 119. ... of Carpentaria 121. Incursion 123. Woodwind instrument 125. Fibbed 127. Can metal 128. Excursion 130. Sunbeams 132. Truck compartment 134. Palm cereal 136. Tanzania's ... es Salaam 137. Squalid 139. Large racing yacht 140. Tennis ace, ... Nastase 141. Fishing-line fibre 143. Convict's ball & ...

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Country Crossroads

Sauvignon Blanc breaks Marlborough mould

By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads

Victoria’s win

■ The Tamworth Country Music Festival was an exciting time for Victorian artists. Yinnar group Destiny took out the Gold Medallion Media award for Band/Duo of the year whilst Berwick singer songwriter Andrew Swift came home with two prestigious Golden Guitar awards including New Talent of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year.

Col’s First Fleet

■ Col Millington just keeps on keeping on with yet another CD release of original songs. First Fleet is all about Australians joining together and celebrating our country and way of life, says Col. Furthermore, it's stories about the people in it, our Bushrangers Towns & Places. More info: col.millington.3 F

Cartridge Family

■ The Cartridge family give a sincere musical nod to early country groups such as the Carter Family and the likes. They also bring a stack of foot stomping fun original songs such as Hipster Bogan, Beerijuana, and There Ain't No Facebook in Heaven etc to their show. They perform at the Caravan Club Oakleigh on Saturday (Feb. 9). - Rob Foenander

■ John Rozentals discovers a sauvignon blanc that breaks the Marlborough mould No other wine seems to ride such a precarious bow wave of success on the Australian market as does sauvignon blanc from the Marlborough region, at the northeastern end of the South Island. It's fairly easy to see why it overtook chardonnay as Australia's single-biggest wine three or four years ago. Drinkers are confident with it. They stick there nose into a glass and know straight away what they're got, just from the unmistakable herbaceous, tropical-fruit aroma, which some have rather ungraciously likened to cats' pee. Much of the wine seems to come from overcropped vineyards and lacks the palate structure to satisfy the second-glass test for many drinkers, including this one. Let alone a third-glass test. A few vintages ago, Nautilus Estate winemaker, Clive Jones, determined to do something about the situation, making a 2015 The Paper Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc, a wine styled more like a chardonnay would be and very dependent on barrel-fermentation and maturation on yeast lees. Personally, I applauded the attempt, but thought that Jones had gotten off at Redfern. He just hadn't quite gone through with the job and left me wondering what might have been.

● Clive Jones With the 2016 vintage he re- broken the mould of Marlborough peated the exercise, this time, I sauvignon and presenting a much needed new face to the variety think, doing it properly. His 2016 The Paper Nautilus is one which will see it beyond the the real deal (see tasting notes be- cult, but possibly ephemeral, follow) and I reckon joins the ranks of lowing it now has. The name, incidentally, comes Cloudy Bay's Te Koko in having

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from an octopus-like cephalopod also known as an argonaut, which isn't really a nautilus at all. The female builds a papery nautilus-like shell to live in while her eggs hatch. The Paper Nautilus 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($35): a gloriously complex dry white, showing an unmistakable sauvignon-blanc edge to the aroma but having so much more as well and particularly pleasing depth on the palate. I like the nuttiness on the aroma, which I presume comes from maturation on yeast lees. Jones suggests matching with oysters dressed with chilli and lime. I'm not disagreeing. Yum! Nautilus 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($28): Loads of passionfruit here and good palate weight from use of fully ripe, judiciously cropped grapes. Just a tad (about 2 per cent) of the fruit was given the Paper Nautilus treatment and fermented on barrel. If you're going to drink Marlborough savvy, I'd certainly recommend this. Twin Islands 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ($18): Much more in the conventional Marlborough savvy style and more towards its usual pricepoint - but at least it seems to be made from genuinely ripe fruit. No real complexity, but citrusy and pungent, with a racy finish.

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Local History

Count revealed 23 players ■ Newly-discovered press files show the Yea was active in football prior to the commonly accepted 1893 formation date. Contemporary reports offer match descriptions from; ■ 1887 and 1889: against Alexandra and Tallarook; ■ 1890: against Alexandra and Muddy Creek. The first match appears to have been on June 4, 1887, against visitors, Alexandra (see below, right). Other games that year were also played against Tallarook (see match description on next page). No press reports can be found for local football for 1888, but the following year sees fixtures also organised at Muddy Creek (Glenmore). The 1889 report of the Tallarook match was published on September 13:“The football match, Yea v Tallarook, played on Saturday last, ended in the defeat of the former by 5 goals 5 behinds to 2 behinds. “It is only fair to the Yea team to state that several of their best players did not put in an appearance, and that their opponents played with 23 men against 16 up to three-quarter time, when the men were ranged up and counted. “Tallarook then gave Yea three men, and with this assistance Yea pressed their antagonists very hard indeed, just missing a goal or two.” The Seymour Express newspaper (June 28, 1889) had previewed the Yea-Tallarook match: “The recently formed football club are practising regularly in anticipation of a challenge from Seymour or Tallarook. If either event comes off 'our boys' will not be far behind.” A report in the Alexandra & Yea Standard from April 4, 1890, suggests that Yea had a football heritage going back much earlier. “The annual meeting of the football club was held at Davey's Hotel, on Mon day, when it was ultimately and unanimously decided to reform the club thoroughly, go regularly to practice, and endeavour to reachieve the honors the club used to possess some time ago.” In the previous year, the Club had been active socially. The press scribe noted in the Standard’s ‘Yea Jottings’: “I hear it is the intention of the football club to close the season with a ball, to be held in the shire hall.” Teams in the region also included combinations from Yarck, Gobur, Ruffy, Thornton, Tallarook. Seymour Mansfield and Darlingford. There was certainly a ‘Yea Football Club’ in existence in 1889. It wrote a letter to the Yea Shire Council seeking a refund. The Seymour Express (Sept. 17, 1889) reported: “From Yea Football Club, requesting that a portion of rent paid by them for use of Sliire Hall be refunded. — Cr Purcell was of opinion that no refund should be made. “It cost the council 7s 6d each time the hall was used, and he thought when it was used for the purpose of holding an entertainment, those using it ought to be able to pay for it. No action taken.” On July 4, 1890. The Yea correspondent wrote: “A football match was played here on Saturday between a scratch team fron.Glenmore and the local men. The game was very very unequal, Yea having the

1889 grudge match between Yea-Alexandra councillors ■ “An unexpected visit from the Alex andra Rangers quite took our young men by surprise on Saturday last, as it was understood the football match was off,” reported the Yea correspondent to the Alexandra and Yea Standard on August 30, 1889. “However not to disappoint the visitors the local men mustered 20 strong, the game coimmencing about 2.30. p.m. “It was evident from the start that the Rangers were not on a par with a team of a partly somewhat similar name hailing from Alexandra, their play being at times anything hut good, with exceptions of course. “Yea, I must say, played remarkably well, and although the team was not a strong one, shared good form. “A lad named Clarke, from Tasmania, played an excellent game as did McCann who kicked an almost impossible goal, also Anthony, Develin, Toohey, M' Leish and several others. “For the .Rangers - Watt, (1 goal), Stillman, Vining, Asling, McMartin, (2), Tossol, (2), showed very fair form. “The game resulted as follows :-Yea, 2 goals 12 behinds ; Rangers, 1 goal 4 behinds. I must mention in all fairness to the losers that they played with only 18 men, while their opponents had their full complement and declined although asked to play with equal numbers. “Mr Stillman mentioned this fact in replying (as captain) for his club. Mr J. Robinson made a very fair and impartial umpire. “The football match of the season is about to take place shortly, and intense interest is being evinced as to the probable result of the match, viz, that between the Alexandra and Yea Shire Councillors. “Money is changing hands in this, the greatest event of the year in sporting circles. Several councillors are privately taking lessons and tuition in the rules of the game. “I suppose all the officers will be allowed to take part in this game , poundkeepers included. “It seems to me that the man who will desire most sympathy at the end of the game will be the central umpire. ● A football match between Yea Shire and Alexandra Shire councillors was organised in 1889, reported The Standard. game in their own hands kicking 7 goals 4 behinds to one behind. It is only fair to state Glen more did not play with anything like their best team but they expect to turn the tables when Yea visits Glenmore.” In 1893, the Alexandra and Yea Standard quoted The Yea Chronicle: “Commenting on the recent football match betweeda Alexandra and Yea, the Chronicle says:-" The Yea players would have shone much more brilliantly had they remembered the golden rule of football, i.e., Stick to your places and not rove all

over the ground. “They meed practice in the “May they profit by the lesson. So meantime, and the men must keep far as the records go, Saturday’s beat- to their positions in the field just as ing was the worst the Yea boys ever had, and Giles and his team are to be complimented on the effective way in which they did their work. “I hope to see Yea, in the return match, retrieve the disaster, if they do not actually turn the tables on their victorious opponents “One thing must be mentioned to their credit, viz.. they took their gruel, though given with a pot-stick lnstead of a spoon, like genuine footballers.

good cricketers always do. “The Geelong and Carlton clubs l Turn To Page 60

Yea and Homewood combine for match against Alexandra ■ “On Saturday afternoon last a return football match between the (Alexandra and Yea-Homwood Combined teams) was played at Johnson's Creek, opposite the Belle Vue Hotel, in a paddock kindly lent for the occasion by Dr E. W. Sampsson, it was reported on September 30, 1892. There was a fairly large gathering of spectators, amongst them being Dr Jee, Messrs Doberty, Munckton, Graham, Jackson, J. Murphy, J. McMinn, McNicol, H. Maubey, E. W. Sampson, A. Stillman, A. Baker, Oates (Yea), and Elliott (Miller's Ponds). Amongst the ladies on the ground were Mrs.Hutchinson. Miss Thom, Miss Barras, Miss N. McMinn, Misses Johnson, Miss Robinson (Thornton), and Mrs Parsons. Mr W. Parsons was central umpire, the goal umpires being A. Hall (Alexandra) and Pettigrew (Yea). The play all through the match was not up to much. In fact, it was very unlike football. At quarter time the score stood Yea’s goal 1 behind, Alexandra nil. Half time: Alexandra 1 goal 2 behinds, Yea.1 goal 1 behind. In the third quarter Yea added a behind and in the fourth Alexandra scored two, the final result being Alexandra 1 goal 4 behinds, Yea 1 goal 2 behinds. Alexandra's goal was kicked by Kenny, and Yea's by M. McLelsh. The former's behinds were scored by Kellock, Peck (2), and Lee, the latter's by McPherson and Drysdale. For Alexandra, Kellam, Kenny, Lee, Maddeford, and H. Robinson played best; and for the visitors Maynard (captain), M'Pherson, Antony, M'Leieh, Robinson, W. Williamson, Burns, and Mitchell well.

● A press report of what is believed to be Yea’s first football match, against Alexandra, printed in the Alexandra and Yea Standard on June 10, 1887.

First game may have been played on June 4, 1887 ■ Old newspaper clippings indicate that Yea’s first football match may have been held locally on Saturday, June 4, 1887, against Alexandra. Reports in both the Seymour Express and Alexandra and Yea Standard newspaper point to a match at Yea, manned by the “recently formed” club. The June 10 Standard says the match ended with Alexandra scoring 2 goals, 5 behind; with Yea restricted to 2 behinds.

Yea’s best players were named as Lees, Lang, Dods and Davis. It was reported that because of bad weather the ‘Yeaites’ did not expect Alexandra to make the journey for the match. The 2pm match did not start until almost an hour later. The visitors were entertained that night at Rankin’s Hotel. A return match, with Yea visitors travelling to Alexandra, was staged on July 23. A game against Tallarook was played on July 9.

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Local History First match FOOTAL L. ALEXANDRAV.YEA. “On Saturday last fifteen members of the Alexandra football club journeyed to Yea to "battle" with a like number of the club recently formed at the latter place. “Real football weather greeted the players, for when the Alexandra contingent left it was raining in torrents and continued until Yea was reached. “At noon the rain ceased and made the game somewhat more agreeable than otherwise would have been the case, footballers heeding not the mud and slosh. so long as there was an absence of rain ... “The following is the team that represented Alexandra: E. Hall. W. Hubbard, A. McKay, T. Mensforth, G. Milroy, R Empoy W. Dobson (captain), J. Davies (vice-captain), H. Dobson, W. Cocking, J. Tossel,A. McMartin, E. Lipsconmbe, W. Hemmings, and C. Fooks. “It was arranged that the match should commence at two o'clock sharp, but owing to the bad weather the Yeaites did not expect that Alexandra would venture the journey “This caused a considerable amount of delay, as not only did the Alexandra team arrive early, but were on the ground in all readiness a quarter of an hour before the appointed time, and spent three quarters of an hour in practice. “The game was started shortly before three o'clock and Captain Dobson, of Alexandra, winnirg the toss took choice of goals. “Captain Lang, of Yea, kicked off and for the first part of the game the play was very even. “Shortly before the first change Alexandra forced the ball down and secured first goal, kicked by Milroy. “Upon changing positions it was seen that Alexandra had the game in their own hands, and at call of time the result was Alexandra 2 goals 5 behinds; Yea 2 behinds. “Mensforth registered the second goal for Alexandra. Those deserving of mention for Alexandra are-Mensforth, Dobson's (2),Lipscombe, E. Hall, G. Milroy, and Cocking; and for Yea - Lees, Lang, Dods, and Davis. “The visitors were entertained in the evening at an excellent supper at Rankin's hotel, and all seemed highly pleased with the associations that had been formed that day. “Mr. E. Hall, the energetic secretary, deserves the thanks of the club for the arranging of tlis match, and has proved himself most worthy of the office recerntly vacated by his brother, Mr Fred Hall. “The club is certainly to be complimented upon gaining the first victory in this district this season, and we hope that it will not be the last. “It is expected that matches will be played with Doon, Tallarook, Kilmore, Mansfield, Jamieson, and probably a team from Melbourne, selected by Mr. W. O'Connor. “This gentleman is particularly anxious that Alexandra should meet a junior teaml from the mntropolis, and no doubt thei Alexandra Football Club will willingly consent to such if the arrangements are officially conveyed.” - Alexandra & Yea Standard June 10, 1887

● From Page 63 took the premier position for years by systematic passing and kicking, and Essendon achieved distinction in the same way last season,” the Yea scribe penned. In 1891, the Seymour Express noted: “Seven acres of land at northern side of Snodgrass-street, Yea, have been reserved for a recreation ground.”

Meeting to form club ■ It was on April 19, 1893, that a meeting was held at the Royal Mail Hotel, Yea, “for the formation of a Yea Football Club”. The meeting was convened by Chas. Carr. A July press report said a match with Alexandra did not go ahead because the visitors had an outbreak of measles. “Tne Yea Footballers were deemed to disappointment through the Alexandra team not being able to put in an appearance last Saturday owing to the prevalence of measles. “The match will, however, be played on some future date. “On Saturday next the Yea team meet Homewood on the ground of the latter. “The Yea team will be chosen from the following :- Barratt, Anderson, Blackburn, Burns, Borrie, Cleeland, Corlhue (Corlass?), Carr, Dean, W. Drysdale, R. Dryslale, J. Hume, Lloyd, M'Asey, McManus, McLeish, A. Smith, E. Smith, Snodgrass, Thompson, Wilson, Withers.” On September 21, 1893, local paper readers were told: “On Saturday next the Yea footbhallers travel to Flowerdale. “The Yea team will be chosen from the following players :- Burns, Barrett, Blackburn, Baird, Borrie, Corlass, Carr, Cleeland, Drysdale (3), Hume, McAsey, Snodgrass, Dean, Thompson, Sandilands, E. Smith, A. Smith, McManus, MnLeish, Maynard, Lloyd, Sheard, and Dillon. “As this is the last match to be played from home, the Yea boys are expected to turn up in full force. The Chronicle reported that a football match between the Seymour andYea Shire Councils would probably take place on Saturday week (Sept. 30), and ‘Lonehand' in the Seymour Express, tought that some really good fun may be expected. " Cr Condon says he will grass the entire Seymour team before the day is over, but the president and Cr. Donaldson have already been appointed to shadow him, so that the boot may be on the other foot before the game is over. “A prominent Seymour council-

● Australian Rules football spread widely across Victoria in the late 19th Century. In 1886, a crowd of 34,000 people was attracted in Melbourne. Yea’s first games appear to have been played in 1887. This sketch, provided by the State Library, shows play at Yarra Park.

Yea struggles in its first season

■ The Yea footballers battled to find success in the first matches reported by local newspapers. ■ June 3, 1887. Alexandra 2.5, d. Yea, 0.2. At Yea. ■ July 9, 1887. Tallarook, 2.9 d Yea, 2.8. At Yea. ■ July 23, 1887. Alexandra, 7.12, d Yea, 0.1. At Alexandra.

● The Yea correspondent of the Seymour Express (July 9, 1889) documented a football match against Muddy Creek. lor is also anxious to meet the presi- arrival the game was started. Barrett dent of the Yea Council, but believ- captained Yea boys, and Giles acted ing discretion to be the better part of in a similar capacity for the valor, that far-seeing gentleman has Alexandrians, while Stillman underdecided that his position will be in took the arduous duties of central close proximity to the goal umpire." umpire. Also in Septembver 1893, the Yea “Almost as soon as ball was newspaper reported: “TheYea bounced the home team scored by a footballers journed to Alexandra on kick out of a scrimmage; after the Saturday last to try conclusions with second bounce ball was taken to Yea the local team there. goal, and by a lucky kick put through “With the exception of two or again. three good players, notably Gray and “The Alexandra players seemed Antony, they had a good team, quite at home, while at the Yea boys “Arrangements were made to were all at sea, but they last woke up play on the Alexandra football to their responsibilities, and managed ground, so that the cabs drove right to keep the other side busier, on to the " scene of battle," and in “The first quarter ended with 3 less than a quarter of an hour after goals 3 behinds to 'Xandra, and 1 behind to Yea. “The last quarter was all in favor of Alexandra, who put on 3 more goals, making the final scores: Alexandra, 9 goals 9 behinds; Yea, 1 goal 4 behinds. For the winners Croughey was the best, well seconded by Rance, Herring, Dobson, Robinson, and Giles. For Yea, in addition to those previously mentioned, were Carr, Smith, and Maynard. “The game throughout was played in a most friendly spirit and temper, and Still man carried out his duties to everyone's satisfaction.” A letter writer, ‘H.B.’, suggested that the Yea players don fancy dress ● An advertisement in The Yea Chronicle on April 13, 1893, to generate funds for “the terrible called for people to attend a meeting at the Royal Mail Hotel distress existing in Melbourne.” HB suggested a silver coin donation. to form a football club.

Early days

■ Formed in 1859, Melbourne and Geelong are among the world’s oldest football clubs. They were soon followed by Carlton (1864) and North Melbourne (1869). More teams were created in the 1870s; including Essendon (1871), St Kilda (1873), and Hawthorn (1873). By this stage, football clubs had also formed in other parts of Victoria Huge crowds soon attended games in Melbourne. In 1880, big matches might attract crowds of 15,000. In 1886 a South Melbourne v Geelong game attracted 34,000, “possibly the largest football crowd in the world up to that point” according to Prof. Geoffrey Blainey.

Tallarook in 1887 game Tallarook v. Yea. (Held over from last week) “A well contested match was played at Yea on Saturday, 9th inst., between the abovenamed clubs, Tallarook playing 12 men, and the locals 15. “Winnell captained the visitors, and Laing the local club. “At half-time the game stood Tallarook 1 goal, 4 behinds; Yea, 1 goal 2 behind. “Shortly before half-time was called one of the Talla rook team kicked the ball, it striking another of his team, and went through the posts, the umpire giving it as a goal to Yea, which they (Tallarook) disputed, but the umpire allowed it to Yea. “The final result was Tallarook, 2 goals 9 behinds; Yea, 2 goals 8 behiuds. “Roberts, J. Howe, Winnell, Maddigan, Ryan, and Woods played a good game for Tallarook, as did Lee, Home, Laing, Mullens and Toohey for Yea. “At the conclusion of the match the Club entertained the visitors at Rankin's Hotel, where an excellent luncheon was laid. “After the usual toasts were proposed and responded to the visitors left by the 6.30 train after one of the most enjoyable matches played this year.” - Seymour Express, July 22, 1887

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Special Feature

Has the Council lifted its game? ■ Has Murrindindi Shire Council lifted its game in the past 12 months? Just over 12 months, more than 250 Shire residents, mostly from the Kinglake Ranges area, organised a petition. The residents posted their views about the municipality. Have the views changed? We invite readers to lodge their 2019 views by email at The petition organiser said: “I am appealing for your support in asking the Shire for a reduction in our rates due to the fact that we get little more than our rubbish bins being collected. “Should we ask the council to clean our nature strips or anything similar all we get is 'we don't have the finances for it'? “So my question is: where is the money going? We seem to get a lot less for our rates than surrounding suburbs like Yea and Alexandra. “I don't have a problem paying rates but I feel we in the Kinglake Ranges are getting ripped off.” Here are the residents’ comments, posted in the public domain at the change,org website, from Spring 2017: ■ Darren Harrison: “We are a small community, with modest incomes in rural Victoria. Different if we lived in Toorak or some fancy suburb of Melbourne. “If you ring about a road issue you get told that’s Vic Roads responsibility and if it’s a residential street they don’t have staff or will only fix anything if it’s got a sink hole. “And yes, garbage collection is all they actually do. Murrundindi is a large area and it feels like we help subsidise for everywhere else.” ■ Jason Poulter: “Almost a month wage for what? Bins collected. No hard rubbish.” ■ Martin Mifsud: “ I don't like being robbed of my hard earned money.” ■ Sarah Hammond: “A few free tip passes a year would be nice.” ■ Barbara Peat: “I am supporting reduction in rates for people who don't recieve services that others in the shire do.” ■ Virginia French: “Better services needed.” ■ Samantha Eagles: “It's absolutely disgusting how high our rates are and we never see anything for it, the council also charge ridiculous amounts at the tip.” ■ Karen Flower: “I live in the shire not Melbourne as it says above..I pay too much. Why do I pay the same rates as someone who owns acres when I only have a 1/4 acre on a dirt road (no! we are down to rock now)? “We as ratepayers have to remind the council that the road needs grading. They should also inspect contractors’ work. “In my case work on my block billed in the hundreds was not done done. I explained to council why I was not going to pay the bill. “The council member agreed I need not pay. I bet the contractor got paid.” ■ Alex Pottage: “One very good thing to help Kinglake would be for people in the commu ity to form a Kinglake Ratepayers Association. “This would give the opportunity to 'collaborate and communicate' with council and be part of their budget discussions. “If this all falls on deaf ears, then it would be a useful lobby group to liase with the Minister for Local

● Murrindindi Shire headquarters in Alexandra. ernment, the Ombudsman and the done in our Flowerdale area.” Local Government Inspections and ■ Dylan Barter: “I am now strugCompliance Inspectorate - a mouth- gling to pay bills and still feed my ful, but they recently shut down the family as rates have climbed so high “I struggle every three months to Goldfields Council. “There have been so many dis- cover them and my family comes satisfactions with this council and its second just to satisfy our council. “My family in Essendon pay rates councillors, that this could well work almost $1000 less than ours and they in our favour. “Bear in mind that again not one have location, public transport, hard cent went to Kinglake in the last fi- rubbish collection, and worthwhile nancial year, nothing, nada, zilch and services. “I can't see what my $2900 is payyet our ratepayer numbers are a bit less than Alex and more than Yea, ing for other than overpaid, overstaffed personnel.” both of which enjoy our rates.” ■ Danielle Walsh:”Our rates have ■ Amanda Nott: “How about doubled in the last eight years but changing the zoning from farming to don't see any improvement to the ser- residential for blocks under two vices they claim to give.” acres? This is making it so hard for ■ Tara Peel: “Our rates are disgust- hard working young people to get ingly high compared to living closer loans. Come on Murrindindi!” to Melbourne. We moved away from ■ Yvonne Kringle: “I can't accept Melbourne to live a simpler and why our rates are more expensive cheaper lifestyle and get slugged with than Mernda’s. It has never been explained properly how they value our rates that are unbelievable.” ■ Anthony Kilpatrick: “It's just too properties. I have been told it is done high.” by flyovers and estimation on our ■ Sandra Macalister: “Big differ- land size. Our rates this year is ence in cost of rates within the same $2007.We are granted two weeks shire.” notice to pay by instalments. Seems ■ Melinda Wind: “We are being unfair considering other shires are charged a phenomenal amount in handing out their rates in August.” rates and all we get is our bins col- ■ Jason Caine: “Roadsides are a lected. Our street is a dirt road riddled fire hazardfor a semi rural area, not with pot holes and the nature strips native vegetation. “Small native wild life doesn’t live are never maintained. We don't even in thick matted weed. snakes get mail delivered. “No hard rubbish collection and andlizards maybe. Not even vermin, no tip vouchers like other shires. rabbits or foxes. “Erery year I clean out roadside “Murrindini Shire increased our property value by 34 per cent this gutters and culverts otherwise it year with no explanation. No one doesn't happen. On the good side rubfrom the council has even been out bish and recycle is 9 out of 10.” ■ Reinhard Looringh van Beeck: to see our property. “This is costing us over $800 ex- “I'd like to know where my $3000+ tra this year, (on top of the already rates are going. Seems ludicrously high cost) with no explanation why. expensive for weekly bin collection Not good enough Murrindindi and an annual mow of our nature strip.” Shire!” ■ Steven Ginn: “This council is cor- ■ Bev Johns: “Our shire needs a rupt and wasteful. No other reasons full audit on where money is spent, for it to be broke all the time. The what is paid for by grants and the south of the shire needs to reform costs. All of this needs to publicly the old Shire of Yea and get away released not just a total sum. The staff from these parasites!” needs to be reduced management ■ Kerri-Anne McCarthy: “I'm sign- first to pre-2009 levels.” ing because I'm sick of rates going ■ Kim Underwood: “Ridiculous up every year and we get nothing for price for rates.” ■ Norma Watson: “Our family in it.” ■ Therese Mobayad: “I'd like at the area is effected by the lack of least a hard rubbish collection (been couincil support.” two in the 25 years plus that I've lived ■ Alison McDonald: “Roads are here) and roadside mowing at least disgusting. Had to pay $2000 to get once a year would be great. Can't ours fixed as was told council had no see much value for my rate money.” money. What are our rates for? We ■ Beverley Pritchett: “I'm signing pay extra to have our bins emptied. because our Shire rates do not even It's a disgrace.” extend to emptying bins. These are ■ Brittany Daley: “I'm signing besubcontracted for $9 a week. Very cause governments say they need little, if any, maintenance has been money to fund things but where has

the last five years worth of money gone?” ■ Karen Ostenried: “It would be nice to see a list of services and see where they are distributed and a comparison to other similar shires.” ■ Melissa Hope: “So much for so little.” ■ Renate Neugebauer: “Storm water guttering systems are a huge let down, besides cleaning half of Glenburn Rd myself they are not efficient, most local roads are in are bad state. Take, take, take and we get nothing.” ■ Ella Blair: “Rates are too expensive for a average low income family.” ■ Jeff Blaney: “Theres no amenities, so why so high?” ■ Kate Knight: “Totally agree with comments from others. No hard rubbish, no tip vouchers, roads and road reserves a disgrace.” ■ Paul Constantin: “Council accountability and transparency in regards to our rates monies is paramount to our community.” ■ Sally Nicol: “I am a rate payer of Kinglake and don't see why our rates should be the cost they are given the few services we have in the Kinglake area.” ■ Linda Craske: “Rates are becoming way too much, for what we actually get. And when it rains I have a swimming pool at the bottom of my drive cos the drain next to it is full, and I mean full of weeds. The road has so many potholes that keep getting bigger, that one day we are going to lose a car in one.” ■ Danielle Jenner: “Its bull shit.” ■ Kirriley Scanlon: “We need change.” ■ Julie Bateman: “Totally agree even in Flowerdale we don't get much other than a rubbish collection which we pay for. “No maintenance of roads in streets unless you request it to be done, grass mowed if you’re lucky, once a year on walking tracks. “So where does our rate money go? Only towns I see which are maintained are the likes of Yea and Alexandra, anyone living elsewhere gets nothing. “They say we have community builidings to be maintained ,well most of them aren't that old so little maintenance needs be done. “Seems Shire keeps blaming Black Saturday and costs. Well, we didn't cause the fire or even asked for it, so why should we have to keep paying for it? “Reduce staff and stop payrises like CEO got.” ■ Billy Price: “The council employs too many top end office people and wastes money on the overpaid salaries including the CEO. Time to get back to basics.” ■ Nina Craske: “What are we getting, in services etc. for the big rates we pay? It would be interesting to get a reply. We are being had. Wish our community was as well kept in Alexandra.” ■ Leah Colaiacovo: “It's continued to rise with no new or upgraded services being made available. “Rubbish collection shouldn't be the only service a local council offers ratepayers.” ■ Kylie McGill: “Our rates are out of control” ■ Ryan Hutchison: “Great initiative, I think you would be hard pressed to find someone in the Ranges who doesn't feel the same

‘Our rates are disgustingly high compared to living closer to Melbourne. We moved away from Melbourne to live a simpler and cheaper lifestyle and get slugged with rates that are unbelievable.’ - Tara Peel, in 2017 interview ■ Anthony Smith: “I'm on an unsealed road in Kinglake township. Roads, rates and rubbish: the roads are rubbish and rates have tripled in a decade.” ■ Seymour Batt: “As stated by others no hard rubish collection, no maintenance done on nature strips owned by council including watering of trees or maintenance. “Then taking away the discounts for rate payers to use the transfer station. “Perhaps it's time all rate payers start invoicing the council for the mowing and maintenance of ‘their land’. “Enough is enough this is nothing more than stitching up owners the best way they know how.” ■ Stephanie Walker: “Rates are ridiculously high with very little to show for it.” ■ Esther Willemse: “The rates are too high and we don't get enough to justify them.” ■ Lisa Bonsak: “Agreed!” ■ Angela John: “The rates are unfair and we pay way too much. My Mum lives in the suburbs and pays heaps less than we do for the same size block of land. Get your act together council and reduce our rates.” ■ Deborah Teazis: “I live in Kinglake West, my council rates are going up and up, while services supplied by council are becoming less and less. “Starting to feel like we are being charged a premium for living in this great environment, does not sit well with me that council think it is OK to keep slugging residents of Kinglake for the shortfall and bad budgeting of the council of Murrindindi. “Can they look at reducing some of the wages of the council managers and councillors before they take from the pocket of the community?” ■ Liane Dawson: “I feel that Kinglake pays a great percentage of the rates in the shire but get the least spent in our community. It looks like its mostly spent in Alexandra and Yea.” ■ Alan Jones: “I'm tired of being ripped off!” ■ Ashleigh Coleman: “I agree! Shocks me that our rates are higher than Yarra Ranges. We don't even get a hard rubbish collection like they do.”

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Bushranger Harry Power at King Parrot ■ Details of a confrontation between bushranger ‘Harry Power’ and a police constable at King Parrot (Strath Creek), was hot news in 1870 in the Alexandra Times newspaper. “Power the bushranger has been kicking up a wonderful hubbub amongst us for the last few days,” wrote the Times’ Yea correspondent in the March 4 issue. “On Sunday last the excitement was intense. A messenger arrived in the township about noon in great haste from Doyle's at King Parrot, with the news that the bushranger and a constable had each ther bailed up behind trees close to Doyle's house, and were.exchanging shots, and that Doyle had Power's horse locked up in his stable. “A party of horsemen, who were riding, between Yea and King Parrot, met the messenger, and upon receiving his intel ligence, started off at full speed to the as sistance of the policeman, and upon nearing the supposed scene of action, they heard shots fired in rapid succession in a gully about half a mile from the road. “Fully believing that the shots were being fired by Power and the policeman the horsemen, three in number, being, unarmed galloped off in the direction of the firing, with the intention of keeping out of the reach of gun shot, and watching the bushranger until the police would arrive from Yea. “But, much to their surprise, instead of Power and a constable shooting at each other from be hind trees, they came upon a man quietly shooting pigeons. “It was not until late in the day that the real facts of the sticking up were obtained. “T'hey are as follows:- A mounted constahle was on his way from Broadford to Yea leading two horses. “When about a quarter of a mile on the Yea side of Doyle's, he was pounced upon by the bushranger, who covered him with his doublebarrelled gun, and demanded the con stable to throw down his arms, which de mand he at once acceded to, without any attempt to resist. “After possessing himself of the constable's revolver, he ordered him to return the same way that he had come, which order was at once obeyed by the un fortunate policeman. “The next person that came this way was Mr F. McKenzie, Sheep Inspector, who was on his way down from Wanregarwan to Kilmore. “This gentleman was also ordered to stop, and the bushranger fancying his horse batter than his own, took possession of it, but kindly offered his own in exchange, which offer Mr McKenzie de clined. “Power then immediately made off, and has not since been heard of, although police are scouring the country in all direc tions. “He stuck up several waggoners near Avenel, and took, from them about £30. “His main object in sticking up at King Parrot seems to have been to provide himself with a fresh horse, as he did not subject Mr McKenzie to an examination, or molest him in any other way than taking his horse. “It is strange that he did not take one of the Government horses from the constable, as they were far superior animals to the one he took from Mr McKenzie; his objection to them must, have been on account of the

● Bushranger Harry Power (Henry Johnson) Crown brand. So much for Mr 26, 1856, he was involved in an inciPower, who is certainly leading dent which led to the death of Conthe.police a merry-dance again.” stable Owen Owens by a convict says Henry named ‘Melville’, and the death of a Johnson (or Johnstone) was born sailor named Turner. in Waterford, Ireland, in 1820. Eight convicts were charged with “He was working as a labourer in the murders, including prisoner numa mill at Ashton (near Manchester ber 2643, Henry Johnstone. He was in England), but at 21 years of age found not guilty. he was sentenced to seven years “Harry received his ticket-oftransportation for stealing a pair of leave on March 25, 1862, and he shoes. headed for the Geelong district. “He arrived on the ship Isabella “Nothing more was heard of him to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) until June 1863, when he turned up in 1842. at Middle Creek (between Wooragee “After five years he was granted and Wodonga), and stayed with Mrs a ticket-of-leave and came over to Joanna McKay of the Middle Creek the Colony of New South Wales, Hotel. where he worked as a cattle drover. “While there, he stole a horse be“Eventually he made it to longing to the El Dorado Station. He Geelong (then still part of NSW, to- was charged on December 17, and day Victoria), where he settled as a sentenced to 12 months jail. horse dealer. “The law had not finished with “In 1855, Henry was at Daisy Hill, Harry, as a horse stolen from in the Maryborough district, prob- Wodonga station had turned up at ably visiting one of his half-sister's Harrietville. when two troopers asked him for the “The trail led to Harry, who was receipt of the splendid horse he was brought before the Beechworth Court riding. on February 19, 1864, and he was “Although Harry later produced once again found guilty. a receipt for the animal, he spurred “Harry's past had also caught up his horse and after exchanging a shot with him, and the court was told of with the police managed to lose the sentence at Maryborough and them. that he was a ticket-of-leave holder “He was arrested at Yarrawonga at large. Harry was sentenced to and on September 26, sentenced to seven years on the roads. 13 years jail. “On February 16, 1869, Harry ab“Some of his time was spent on sconded from a bridge building gang the prison hulks, and on October near Pentridge Prison and after steal-

ing a horse, escaped into the Dandenong Ranges. “While in Pentridge, he had met two brothers, Thomas and John ‘Jack’ Lloyd from Greta in northeastVictoria. “They were the uncles of Ned Kelly and were serving five-year sentence seach for cattle stealing. “Shortly after his escape, Harry turned up in the north-east visiting his old inmates under the alias of ‘Harry Power’. “He was introduced to the Lloyds' brother-in-laws, John and James Quinn, who owned Glenmore Station on the Upper King River near Whitfield. “Because of its remoteness, Harry set up a permanent camp on the steep hill at the back of Glenmore Homestead, now known as Power's Lookout, and richly rewarded the brothers for harbouring him. “From this point Harry became a full time bushranger, who was responsible for numerous hold-ups and robberies, for stealing horses, and bailing up mail coaches. “He was not only an excellent bushman and horseman, but also a great showman who boasted about his exploits, and liked to sing: "We might sing of young Gilbert, Dan Morgan, Ben Hall, but the bold, reckless robber surpasses them all. The pluck that's in Power is past all belief. Daring highwayman! Professional thief!" “Although he never committed a murder, and he very seldom took money from the poor, he possessed an extremely violent temper. “Ned Kelly (who was barely15 when Power introduced him to the life of crime), described how much he had been frightened of him. “Ellen Kelly, who despised Power, called him a "brown-paper bushranger", but he was indeed the most notorious bushranger in Victoria's colonial history, who taught Ned Kelly how to survive and elude the police. “Harry Power eventually dropped Ned (so he said), calling him a coward, and pursued his "career" alone. “Ned said that he left Power after he lost his temper, because he was frightened of him. “Ned's was probably the more accurate account but his actions did not save him from being arrested in May 1870 for assisting Power, and despite his feelings he didn't betray his "teacher" - someone else did. “Harry felt safe in his gunyah above the Quinns' homestead, because they had several dogs and a noisy peacock, who would notify them of any strangers in the area. “Finally, the Quinns had had enough of Power and with a £500 reward on offer, it didn't take much persuasion of ‘Jack’ Lloyd to lead the police to Power's hideout. “Harry was arrested in June 1870, tried and sentenced to fifteen years, which he served on the prison hulk Success and in Pentridge. “He was convinced that it was Ned Kelly who had "dobbed him in", but this was not the case. “When he was released in 1885, he went to live with his half-sister in Brighton. At that time the Government decided to sell the hulk Success, which was converted to a floating museum, with ‘Old Harry’ being employed

● Ned Kelly there as the main attraction. One of the most surprising things about ‘Old Harry’ was the fact that his mother was transported to Van Diemen's Land only six months after he was, and with her had been sent three daughters and a son, who were placed in an orphanage until her release. “When Harry moved to Victoria, they all followed and the authorities never knew of their family connection until one of them, Margaret Slater, penned a letter on March 14, 1877, trying to get Harry released from jail into her care. “Many of Harry's movements were as a direct consequence of keeping in touch with his family, which he continued right up until his death. “On Saturday, October 10, 1891, Harry arrived at Swan Hill by train in order to visit his nephew and most likely his half-sister, living out towards Ultima. “He stayed at the White Swan Hotel, but made no mention of why he was really there. “He was last seen alive on Monday when he purchased a bottle of English Ale. “The following Sunday the steamer Rothbury found his body floating about 10 miles downstream from Swan Hill. “Following an inquest he was buried in a paupers grave, identity unknown. “But a report forwarded to the Chief Commissioner resulted in the authorities forming the consensus, that the once notorious bushranger, Harry Power, was now dead.”

● Harry Power

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‘Monstrously severe’ 10-year sentences ■ Ten-year sentences of transportation were given to nine local Aboriginal men in 1841 after they were found guilty of robbery at Muddy Creek (Yea). The Port Phillip Patriot newspaper (Jan. 7, 1841) reported: “The sittings of the Court of Quarter Sessions commenced on Monday, and terminated yesterday. “The only case of any general interest which came be fore the Court was the following : “Tarruk-munnin, Nandermiel, Loger-ma-koon, Piengingoon, Kowin-yowlett, Waverong, and four other Aborigines were put to the bar, before a remarkably full bench of magistrates, charged with robbing a station belinging to Mr. P. Snodgrass, on the Muddy Creek, of some flour, mutton, nnd other articles. “The information contained three counts. “The first charging the prisoner Tarrak-munnin as a principal in the attack on the station; the second charging the other prisoners as accessories ; the third charging all the prisoners generally. : Mr. Assistant ProtectorThomas, and a young man named Davis were sworn to in terpret: Mr. De Villiers was also subsequently sworn as interpreter. “The Crown Prosecutor, in addressing the jury, said he should make no lengthened statements as to the circumstances connected with the assault and robbery, or attempt in any degree to aggravate the case against the prisoner. “They were ignorant of our laws, and to a great extent unprotected. He should therefore merely state to the jury what was the law in reference to stealing with violence, and proceed to call witnesses to substantiate the charge. “Francis McCarrick stated that on the 17 th March last, a party of Aborigines came to his hut, many of them armed with guns and pistols. “He identified six of the prisoners as being present on the occasion. “They pushed him and a man named. Deighton into the hut. He succeeded, in getting outside. “One of the prisoners held him and another attempted to get his gun away. “A black named Winberry said he commanded the party. They pointed their guns at them. “Deighton at last got out, and called upon Winberry to protect them. “Winberry said he was no good, "he" (mean ing Deighton,) " too much yabber to mas ter. He asked for sheep, we told him we could not give them. “He said the sheep eat the grnss belonging to his kangaroo, and white fellow took kangaroo, and what-for not give him sheep. “He then said some thing in his own language to the blacks and one of them fired - into the air. “Winberry then said all gone sulky, and I went to my sheep. “They afterwards took some flour and mutton. “On cross-examination by Mr. Barry for the prisoners, he said that when they came up he told them if they booed white man he would boo them. “The same blacks had been at the station may times before, but they had always been peaceable. “They had visited the station

districts. “These ruffians were placed in irons and deposited in the jail, including Jagga Jaggaor Jacky Jacky and Billy Hamilton. “The remain der were locked up during Sunday and the night in the newly erected store of Mr. Rattenbury, at the back of the new church, being placed under the custody of only two constables. “The consequence was, as might have been anticipa ted, from having so slender a guard, that some thirty or forty of the men effected their escape during the night. “They had been deprived of all their tomahawks and other implements, but nevertheless they contrived to undermine the foundation of the building, and excavated a hole sufficiently large to enable one man at a time to creep through. “It seems that when every thing was ready for escape, they had sufficient sagacity to resort to a ruse for the purpose of withdraw ing the attention of the constables from the spot, which was on one side of the store, whence they meant to effect their release. “A small number, some three or four old decrepid men, made a rush towards the entrance to the stores, which having no door was barricaded with boards nailed across. ● Pioneering Yea settler Peter Snodgrass was ‘robbed’ by 10 Aboriginal men, a Court was told in 1841. since, but without hostility. the town (no mention of which “Deighton, on being examined, town), for the purpose of holding a corroborated the evidence of Corroborra (sic) previous to a battle, M'Carrick, and pointed out it was resolved to attempt their Piengingoon as the black who took capture; the more especially as it had the flour out of the hut. been made known that two or three “On cross-examination he stated of the most desperate character, that he had shot one of the blacks' (Jagga Jagga, Winberry, and Billy dogs the previous day: it was among Hamilton) were among the tribes. his sheep. “Accordingly the Military under “There were no black women the command of Captain Smith and there that day. There might have been Lieutenant Vignolles of the 28th one at the hut the day before. Regiment, with the Border Police :”This closed the case for the headed by Major Letsom and Mr. Crown. Russell, and a number of Constables “Mr. Barry addressed the jury in proceeded about midnight to the behalf of the prisoners in a forcible scene of the natives' festivities, situand eloquent peech, of which we ated between two and three miles regret we have it not in our power to from the town. give a correct report. “Upon seeing themselves sur“The Chairman summed up the rounded, the blacks were thrown into evidence, pointing out to the jury that considerable consternation; and findthe prisoner Waverong (who is a Port ing that their weapons had been Phillip native, all the others belong- seized, would have surrendered quiing to the Goulburn tribe) was not etly, but for the opposition made by identified by either of the witnesses. "Winberry," who, being thus en“The jury after a few minutes trapped, made a desperate blow at consultation found all the prisoners Mr. Vignolles. guilty, with the exception of “He, however, missed his aim; but Waverong, who was immediately recovering was about to repeat the discharged. attempt before that gentleman could “The sentence of the Court was even draw his sword to defend himthat the prisoners should be trans- self; whereupon the sergeant disported for ten years. charged his musket, and this noto “On this sentence, which we think rious murderer and robber instantly under the peculiar circumstances of fell. the case monstrously severe, we “It appeared that the ball had shall make some remarks in a fu- passed through a main artery of the ture number,” said the Editor of the head. Port Phillip Patriot. “The remainder of the gang were No record can be found of the secured, con sisting of between two Patriot Editor raising the subject and three hundred (including women again. and children) and were led captive The Port Phillip Gazette newspa- into town and placed in a yard in the per said that the offences had taken rear of the Military Hospital for idenplace on October 11, 1840, and that tification, by any of the settlers as the aboriginal men had been con- having been concerned in any outfined in the interim. after the “cel- rages. ebrated capture” by Major Letsom. “Thirty three were picked out as In October, 1840, the Gazette had having been aggressors in numerous reported: “In consequence of repre- cases of cattle and sheep stealing, sentations having been made to the as well as being concerned in sevAuthorities of the approach of seve eral of the murders which from time ral tribes of Natives to the vicinity of to time have occurred in the interior

“One of the constables conceiving that the blacks were intending to force their way through, and it being about two o'clock in the morning, at a time when there was no possibility of obtaining any assistance, fired his musket at the ringleader whom he killed, and this decisive measure had the effect of producing instant quiet “It was, however, very soon afterwards discovered that the whole of the men with the exception of those employed in this manoeuvre, had escaped. “Those that remained were released at Twelve o'clock on Monday morning, and being rationed with small supplies were allowed to return to their Mia-Mia's in the bush. “The whole of the spears and waddies found with the blacks were destroyed; and a number of muskets were taken from them. “At the same time by direction of the government, the greater portion of their dogs were put to death. “The thirty-three natives confined in the jail will be detained for trial, or subject to such orders as may issue from head quarters. “In the mean time they are allowed to be inspected by those settlers who may have suffered from their depredations, for the purposes of identification,” the Gazette noted.

Lecture on Australian Aborigines ■ A lecture on the subject of Australian Aborigines was delivered by Mr Stone Parker to the John Knox Young Men’sAssociation in 1854. His beliefs, perhaps challenging for the times, were reported in The Banner: “The history of civilization in Australia is very recent. Not a century has passed since the civilizing, the Anglo-Saxon race looked upon its shores, and took possession of its soil;—not a fourth of that century has elapsed since the first house was raised in Victoria. “It was a strange land English men then first looked upon—a land of sunny skies and fertile soil; animals un known in older worlds made unwieldy gambols in her virgin prairies; birds of strange note and gaudy plumage sported in the air; trees, whose hard unflexile leaves were ignorant of winter, and had kept the trunks below clad in the same garb for centuries, grew on the plains; and quaint flowers of rare beauty welcomed the gazing eye. “But of the chang ing, ennobling hand of man there was no trace. No house looked through its windows on the fair skies or the tall green trees. “No towns reared their heads, where men did business one with another, selling, buying, giving money, taking money. “The ground lay untilled and virgin, ignorant of spade or plough or harrow, even as it had been in Noah’s days. “But though civilization wet awanting, man capable of civilization was not awanting. Australia was not unpeopled long centuries before Captain Cook took possession in the name of George the Third, or the first convict ship landed its rather ques tionable population at Sydney Cove. And among the many other strange creature

which civilised man found awaiting him in New Holland, —among the green parrots and black swans, the kangaroos, the emus, the opossums, that struck the stranger on his arrival, he found one creature whom, lower doubtless than himself in all attainments, he was forced to recognise as a fellow-man and a brother—one who, as he began to understand by and bye, could speak a language as fit for interpreting all the wants of the savage as his own more refined English was able to express his own,—one who had laws, though they might be of the rudest, which he was bound to obey, rules binding on that degraded heathen as the moral law was binding on the Christian. “Or if his English visitor had learned to define man, as he has been defined, as a tool-making and tool using animal, lo ! this poor dark brother had nvented for himself, and was able to use, instruments which no then extant civilization, could have given him, and could assert his right to be regarded as a man even in this light. “Yea ! However low in the scale of humanity—however ignorant, darkened, degraded he might be, this poor Australian was no brute ; he also was a man and a brother— a weaker, less cultivated, deeplier sunken brother. “We are afraid that “white fellow” be haved rather cruelly at first to his darker compatriot. We fear that some of our earlier settlers were slow to believe, or to act on the belief, that those degraded abori gines were men after all, demanding from them the exercise of the Christian law, to “do unto others as we would‘they should do unto us.” Wo doubt whether the poor Australian fared much better sometimes at the hands of his more civilised fellow-man, than the kangaroo or the wild turkey,” The Banner reported.

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UT Creek area was being secretly mined ■ An 1867 report of the Alexandra Diggings, made to the Minister of Mines, has been unearthed: “Sir,- I have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with your instructions, I pro ceeded last week to make an inspection and rough survey of the Alexandra Gold-field; and I beg to submit the accompanying plan, showing the positions of the principal work ings, together with the following report :“The township of Alexandra comprises a number of weatherboard and slab buildings erected on or near the principal street. “ It contains three public-houses, several boarding- houses and stores, an agency of the Union Bank, and a small police-station, and the situation is generally good for drainage pur poses. “The British Hero quartz-crushing machine, the only one at present on the gold-field has also been erected here, it has twelve stamps driven by a ten-horse power engine, and by the kindness of Mr. Savelberg, the proprietor, I was enabled to obtain a copy of the results of the whole of the crushings that had been made up to the date of my visit. “There is a population of about 600 persons in the township at present, but many of them are unsettled. “About 200 are en-gaged in working on the Eglinton, Luckie, Welcome, and Mysterious reefs, and a small patch of alluvial ground in the vicinity, and a few others are prospecting on a line close to the township, supposed to contain a reef registered as the Homeward Bound. “Much of the country in the immediate vicinity of Alexandra is undulating with comparatively low grassy ranges, and broad gullies and flats timbered with red gum, and containing good loamy soil adapted for culti vation; indeed, if the gold workings prove to be of a permanently remunerative cha racter, I know of few places in this colony where the miners have better opportunities of securing good land for homesteads under the 42nd section of the Amending Land Act. “The appearance of the whole country around differs very materially from the older gold fields, except at the heads of the various creeks. “The hills have a smooth wellgrassed surface, and reddish clay soils predominate throughout; this may be accounted for by the difference in the geological formation, which appears to be of the upper silurian period, and consists of very argillaceous shales, many of them tough and exceedingly fine-grained micaceous sandstones. “I learnt that the first discovery of payable gold at Alexandra was made by Messrs. Alexander McGregor and Alexander Don. “About the month of June, 1866, these persons called at Mr. McKenzie's station seeking employment, and on leaving that place they picked up on the surface, a short distance outside the station fencing, a quartz specimen containing gold. “They then tested the ground, took up a claim, and registered it as a prospecting claim on the Eglinton Reef, and were assisted with the means of prosecuting their under taking by Mr. John Downey, contract sur veyor. “A short time subsequent to this discovery, Messrs. William

● Alexandra township from the old Josephone Cutting Road. Source: Picture Victoria Carruthers, John Williams, and of the others in the same locality. The small quantities ; by one of these, Alexander Luckie, appear to have reef having the usual irregular ap- consisting of four men, who were taken up ground about three-quarters pearance, had been followed ver- supplied with proper appliances for of a mile to the north-west, and reg- tically to a depth of ninety feet, but sluicing, I was in formed that they istered it as a prospecting claim on from that point to one hundred feet, had been working for about five the Luckie Reef, but this reef seems the extreme depth of the shaft, it had weeks, and the earnings of the whole to be identical with the Eglinton. assumed a compact shape, and ap- party had only averaged one penny“The ground has been taken up peared to be about one foot thick, weight per diem. for a distance of one and three-quar- with an underlie dipping to “Immediately above the payable ter miles, in one continuous line, hear- thewestward. claims in the U.T. Creek, running ing north 48' west from McKenzie's “From the regular direction of the over a small spur and along the side fence to the township of Alexandra, long line upon which quartz has been of the main range, is a quartz reef, including both the claims in question, traced, I think a true reef, will be bearing north fifty degrees west, and auriferous quartz has been ob- found at greater depths in most of known as the Eldorado; this has been tained in several places. the shafts; and it is probable that the pegged out in claims for a distance “Near the northern extremity of present irregular appearance of the of at least 1,000 yards. the reef claims are being worked on quartz is owing to the argillaceous “About thirty men were engaged what are termed separate lines of and broken character of the rock in prospecting it at the time of my reef, about 200 and 400 feet west of shales near the surface. visit, and a small quantity of goodthe Luckie, known as the Welcome “The next discovery of gold that looking stone, has been ob- tained and the Mysterious Reefs. attracted the greatest attention, and from Jas. Edwards' claim, No. 10 “From one claim on the Wel- was the principal cause of the recent north but the workings had not been come, forty-nine tons of quartz have rush, was made by Mr. Alfred Hunt, suffi ciently opened to show a wellbeen crushed, yielding 43oz. of gold; in the alluvial ground near the head defined reef at any place. and “From this point I ascended to the of the U.T. Creek, about eight miles while I was there a lot of stone was north of east from Alexandra. summit of tho dividing range, at the being crushed from the Mysterious “He is supposed to have been head of the U T Creek, and followed Reef, from which a good return was working there secretly for some it in a direction about north twenty expected. months, until he was accidentally degrees west for three miles, until I “Although the yields of gold from discovered by a Mr. Joseph came to a prospecting claim on a the stone hitherto crushed have been Lipscomb, while hunting kangaroo, reef named the Shakspeare; there very good, some of the claim-hold- who immediately took up and regis- were no persons working it at the ers on the Luckie and Eglinton line tered a pro specting claim, and thus time of my arrival, but the ground have sus pended operations, but I am Hunt lost the advan tage of holding had been opened by a trench about not prepared to say from what cause. an extended claim, which his discov- fifteen feet long and seven feet deep, “I think, however, that it is found ery would have entitled him to had at the lower end. to be expensive and difficult to raise he been the first to make it known “Quartz could be seen, pre the stone in large quantities, owing and to effect a registration. senting somewhat the appearance of to the peculiar nature of the reef, “I learned that nine claims adjoin- a flat reef, but there had not been which appears to be badly defined, ing Hunt's have proved to be pay- sufficient work done to enable me to having very much the appearance able. form any satisfactory opinion upon of a leader, dipping irregularly along “The workings are in the bed and the subject, but the surface indicathe strike, as one of the miners de- shallow banks of the watercourse; tions seemed to show a line of reef scribed to me like a wedge, so that the washdirt is about six inches deep, bearing about north forty west. in one claim they may obtain stone, on a shale bottom, and consists of a “Some six chains down the hill to and in the next miss it; and in the reddish or blue clay, with a little sand- the eastward from this place some next one further on, in the same line, stone shingle and broken quartz with persons were prospecting for another again obtain it, sometimes varying angular edges; but the creek at this reef, and I was told that the next day in thickness from one foot six inches place is a very narrow gutter, closely they ob tained some very good stone. down to one inch in the same shaft, bordered on either side by steep hills, “From the summit of the dividing with numerous horizontal leaders and from the limited extent of the al- range, at the head of thc UT Creek, running out east and west from the luvial deposits, the claims must nec- a magnificent and most extensive main line; and occasionally blocks essarily be soon worked out. view can be obtained of the country of quartz, termed blows, were found “ About 150 men were working in to the eastward, across the valley of imbedded in the strata, having no the creek at points below these pay- the Devil's River, including Mount apparent connexion with the main able claims, and in some instances Buller, Mount Timbertop, and other reef or any leader. holes seven to nine feet deep had snow-capped ranges, from seventy “The only instance in which I been sunk in the gullies, which widen to ninety miles distant. could learn that a well- defined reef out considerably some distance “A quartz reef known as the had been struck at this place was at down ; but the results appeared to be United Kingdom Reef has been disConnelly's claim on the Luckie line, most unsatisfactory - some parties covered on the summit of a steep and there the shaft appeared to have had obtained no gold, and others very spur, near the head of the Colonial

or Spring Creek, about nine miles from Alexandra across the ranges, or twelve miles by the road. “A large number of claims have been marked off, and about forty persons are at present engaged in work ing thereon, or prospecting in the neigbour hood. “On three of the claims, the prospectors and No. 1 south shafts have been sunk to a depth of forty feet, and a well marked reef has been opened up, about two feet thick, with an eastern underlie, and bear ing along the strike north thirty-eight degrees west. “From the prospecting claim a trial crushing on the 30th ult. of one ton of stone, yielded 1oz. 10dwt. of gold. “At this claim they have about thirty tons of stone now ready for crushing, and at No. 1 south about six or eight tons. “On the summit of a dividing range, bearing south twenty-eight degrees east, about one mile from the United Kingdom Reef, there is another reef, named the Lady Darling. “This was discovered some two years ago, and abandoned, but work has been recently resumed in the only shaft there, and from a trial crushing of four tons of stone on the 13th June last, eight ounces of gold were ob-tained. “Another reef, named the Nuggety, has also been lately discovered in the ranges, about two miles south-west from the United Kingdom Reef, but I had not time to see it. “The Robinson Crusoe or Bellevue Reef is situated about one and a half miles north- west from the township. “It runs very nearly along the summit of a spur, and bears about north forty-two degrees west along the strike. “A largenumber of claims have been marked off, but not one of them was being worked at the time of my visit. “The prospecting claim has been sunk to a depth of about forty feet, and the proprietors are said to have come upon a well defined reef, with good stone; there were about two tons of quartz mullock on the surface; and I find that a trial crushing of three tons, on the 27th ultimo, only yielded 12dwt. of gold. “In the gully, in two places immediately under this reef, about forty men were ngaged in working alluvial claims, the sink ing about seven or eight feet deep, in red dish clay, and the wash-dirt reddish clay intermixed with small pieces of an gular quartz and sandstone ; and I learned that their earnings averaged from £1 to £1 10s. per week each man. “About twelve miles west of Alexandra, on the road to Yea, on the spur of a range bordering the Goulburn flats, another auriferous quartz reef, named the Pig and Whistle, has been disco vered, and in a trial crushing of two tons from the prospectors claim, 3oz. 5dwt. of gold were obtained. “A lot of stone is now ready for crushing, which it is supposed will yield about 2oz. to the ton. “The gold workings I have now described are all that were particularly spoken of when I was at Alexandra, but a few other auriferous reefs have been prospected among the ranges. Turn To Next Page

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Local History ● From Previous Page “I find in the return furnished to me by the pro prietor of the quartzcrushing machine, that the following crushings have been made, in addition to those I have named:-February, Josephine claim, 1 1/2 ton, realising 9oz. 12dwt. of gold ; February, Morning Star, 7 tons, realising 18oz. of gold ; June 10, Perseverance Reef, 5 tons, realising, 1oz. 13dwt. of gold ; June 16, Victoria Reef, 6 tons, realising 6oz. 8dwt. of gold ; July 27, Sunday Reef, 14 tons, realising 3oz. 12dwt. “One peculiarity of the country around Alexandra, in comparison with the older gold fields, is the very small quantity of quartz detritus to be found in the various creeks, and old drainage beds. “At the alluvial work ings of tlic U T Creek, which extend a dis tance of one and a half miles downward from the prospecting claim, there is a remark able absence of quartz, except at the paying claims in the immediate vicinity of the Eldorado Reef. “Each of the small patches of alluvial gold workings at the U T Creek, the Belle Vue, and near the township, lies directly under some quartz reef, and the gold deposits are evidently the result of disintegration upon the quartz veins in the immediate vicinity. “I saw samples from each place, and although they varied in the size of the pieces, still they were all nuggety, and very little water-worn, and presented the appearance of what is termed reef gold by the miners. “The quartz reefs of the Alexandra gold field appear to be few, and mostly far apart, and I am of opinion that the allu vial deposits of gold will generally be found only in isolated patches, as there is no evidence of that extensive abrasion of quartz that has taken place in the great alluvial gold-fields of the colony, and which has ap parently been the means of feeding all the auriferous leads of gold, whether deep or shallow. “Although the quartz reefs are few, yet a large proportion of those already dis covered appear to contain gold in payable quantities, and I think it probable that the place may become of importance as a quartz mining district, if provision be made for the erection of suitable crushing plant near the principal reefs. “The expense of conveying quartz any considerable distance from the reefs in the dividing ranges, would be ruinous to mining enterprise. “The principal hill ranges are from 500 to 700 feet in height above themain gullies; these latter open out to wide flats some dis tance down from the sources of the creeks, but at the sources the drainage is carried off by deep gutters, hemmed in on either side by the precipitous slopes of the ranges, and at these places the country is difficult of access. “I should consider at the present time that there are about one thousand miners in the Alexandra district, but many of them are merely coming and going, and I am of opinion that at least one-half of those attracted by the rush have never attempted to prospect the country in any way, but have just looked around and departed, so that I fear the place will not be so well examined for its auriferous treasures as could be wished for. “I heard great complaints of a mischievous application of the Beechworth Mining Board byelaws, in locking up the ground from the operations of the bona fide miner.

● Thought to be a head frame on one of the mines on the Luckie line of reef at Mount Pleasant, perhaps in the 1880s. Photo from Hans Schonekas. THE ROADTOALEXANDRA. “It appears that as soon as it is full of nuggets being purchased by “Mr. Couchman reports to the bruited abroad that gold has been one of our local storekeepers, and, discovered in any place, a number post haste, his imagination takes rein; Minister of Mines on this subject as of sharp practitioners rush to peg out but as he does not immediately find follows :“Having just returned from an inclaims, and register them for suspen- a second transaction of he kind, he sion, doing nothing further, but wait at once, and without inquiry, writes it spection of the Alexandra gold-field, I have the honour to submit the folin the expectation that the ground will down as a fabrication. “Another, on equally reliable lowing report as the result of my obbecome valuable through other discoveries in the same locality, so that grounds, proclaims the reports of our servations on the journey from Melthey may either dispose of it to ad- quartz crushings to be 'a myth;' a third bourne to that place, by coach. “I will pre face my remarks with vantage or work it themselves with makes no reference to the yields, but attempts to crush the whole of our a supposition that the road as far as a certainty of ob taining gold. “I was informed that some of reefs in globo, by denouncing them Kilmore and Broadford is suffi these persons hold as many as six or as ' flat leaders with mullocky ten- ciently well known as to require no dencies.' special description, except that it is eight re gistered claims. “Another date's his letter July 31, formed and metalled the whole way. “The bye-laws provide that cer“From Broadford the road to tain work shall be performed to en- stating that he arrived on the Montitle a person to hold a claim under day previous, the 29th, and is about Alexandra diverges to the eastward suspension, but having registered, no to return that day without having seen from the main Beechworth and person can be dispos sessed of the a speck of gold ; thus implying that Sydney line, and becomes a mere one clear day, and that in bad bush track; for the first six miles, to ground, except through the tedious process of a summons before the weather, has sufficed him to arrive the Reedy Creek diggings, the counwarden for a breach of the bye-laws. at a very adverse conclusion as to try con sists of schist ranges, with “It is, therefore, easy to imagine the merits of an extensive gold-field. intervening narrow gullies, and the “Of a large number who have thus track is generally firm, but hilly, and the difficulty a newcomer would have to encounter in obtaining pos- paid flying visits to this place, very in some places with very bad side ses sion of a coveted piece of ground few have attempted to test the ground lings; this latter is especially the case in ascending a steep hill about one already marked off and registered. for themselves. “Some, again, have come up ab- and a-half miles from Broadford. “Several persons told me when I “The Reedy Creek is crossed by advised them to prospect some of solutely without means, and for such the new gullies that they were pre- there is indeed a very poor prospect, a bridge, with very good approaches. vented doing so by these improper for unless a man can support him- There is a small diggings hamlet at registra tions, and that the means at self for a few weeks until he makes this place, consisting of two or three their disposal would not admit of their some acquaintances, and acquires weatherboard buildings, com prising waiting to dispossess the parties who some nowledge of the district, he had an hotel and a post-office, a small better not venture upon new ground, store, a few slab huts, and a number professedly held the ground. “In conclusion, I would observe especially at such a place as this, of bark huts occupied by Chinese, that the only officers at present act- where there is as yet but little labour who have built close up to the roading in any capacity for the Govern- employed, owing to the incipient way. “From Reedy Creek for a disment at Alexandra, are Mr. Vickery, state of nearly all the reefs. “For small capitalists, however, tance of three miles the country premining surveyor and registrar, Mr. Peterkin, postmaster, and two po- this place presents unusual attrac sents the same appear ance until we tions; reef after reef is being proved arrive at the summit of a range lice con stables. “There appears to be a necessity payable, and many interests, at ividing the watersheds of the Reedy for the appointment of an officer to present small, must increase in value. and King Parrot Creeks, known as “At present there is but one crush- Murchison's hill. issue minors' rights, and to act as “This hill has a considerable elwarden's clerk ; and in recommend- ing machine on the ground, and until ing the subject to your favourable lately it has not been kept constantly evation, and commands a most exconsideration, I would suggest that em ployed, but others will very soon tensive view of the country to the eastward. only some temporary arrangement be needed. “The following statement, arrived “We had hitherto passed over should be made for the present to at from a careful examination of the schistose hills having the ordinary meet these requirements. I have, &c, proprietors' books, shows the total appearance and vegetation of some THOS. COUCHMAN, result of all the crushings from the of the older goldfields, but before us Chief Mining Surveyor. various reefs up to the 3rd of August was spread out a succession of moun“A resident on this gold-field, who - Quartz crushed, 1,117 tons; yield tain ranges rising from 500 to 800 writes on the 12th instant, gives it a of gold, 5,012oz., or an average of feet in height from their bases, grassy, better character than some of its late very nearly four and a half ounces and generally very lightly timbered, showing here and there small visitors have done, and eplies to per ton. “Another crushing of 100 tons has patches of rock surface on their some of their late reports as fol lows: "It appears to be the fortune of just been completed from the "Mys- steeper slopes, and pre senting a nearly all new gold-fields to attract a terious" Reef, with a result of some- scene of great beauty and grandeur; the ranges having graceful rounded number of excit able spirits whoso thing over two ounces to the ton.' “We cannot ex pect that the above outlines, and in many instances conisanguine hopes are easily raised to a lofty height, and as easily dashed average will be long maintained: cal points of great height, and the some of the yields have probably spurs often running out, to bold to the ground. “These men are incapable of been exceptional, but enough has rounded promontories at their exforming an impartial judgment ; and been proved to satisfy all but very tremities. “Between these hills lie very all they hear on the one hand, or nar- obstinate persons that there is yet a rate on the other, is certain to be fine future in store for Alex andra. many broad gullies and flats of good “The diggings have, so far, made loamy soil, but the rapid drainage strongly tinged with the pre-judice steady progress,” said the 1867 re- from the smooth steep sides of the of the hour. hills must render them liable to oc“Such a man hears of a pint-pot port.

casional inundation during heavy rainfalls. “The summit of Murchison-hill is about 500 feet above the main gully at its base on the eastern side, and to reach the latter we had to descend a steep spur for a dis-tance of half a mile. “This part of the track is dangerous for loaded vehicles on account of the very steep inclines, and the still steeper sides of the spur over which it passes; narrow rock cuttings have been made near the summit of the hill, and at one point on the descent; but the former is much cut up by the heavy traffic, and for want of proper water-channels at thesides the latter has become useless, is quite aban doned, and is now a mere furrowed channel for storm-waters. “From the base of Mur chison'shill we passed down leading gullies and flats, in and out through the fences, to King Parrot Creek, where the horses were changed for the first time from Broadford - a distance of fifteen miles. “The home station of Messrs. Glover and Co. is near this place, and these gentlemen are now enclosing a great deal of land in the locality with rough log and stake sheep-proof fences, and they appear to be shutting up the existing track. “I was informed that this land was taken up under the 42nd section of the Amending Land Act, 1865. From the place where we changed horses we passed for a distance of four miles along the alluvial flats of the King Parrot Creek, crossing that creek by a bridge with a bad approach on one side. “These flats are wet at this season of the year, and are much cut up by traffic, causing them to be very heavy for vehicles. “After leaving the King Parrot Creek about a mile and a half we crossed another steep hill with bad side lings near the summit, but from there to Yea (a distance of nine miles) the track was much better, skirting, in places, the Goulburn Valley, and passing over a more gently un dulating country. “Yea is a small township on the Muddy Creek, consisting of about twenty brick, weatherboard, and slab buildings, erected on or near the principal street, among which are three hotels, two or three stores, and a court house. “It is distant about thirty miles from Broadford, and twenty-one miles from Alexandra. “The track from Yea is confined be tween fences for a distance of three miles, up to a high ridge known as Cotton's Pinch. “This hill has dangerous sidelings near the summit, especially on the eastern side, and the descent on that side is very steep and bad. “The prospect here is expansive and beautiful, and the surrounding country is very much of the same character as that observed from Murchison's-hill. “The track front this point to Sloane's public-house on the bank of the Goulburn River is pretty good: it skirts the Goulburn flats in places, and crosses two or three lagoons. “ A cutting has been made along the side of a hill to avoid the latter, but as it is now worn into deep wheel-ruts, our driver did not avail himself of it. “It must, however, be of great use at flood times, when the lagoons are impracticable. “We crossed the Goulburn River by a very good punt, about nine miles from Yea, and shortly afterwards passed along the base of a spur on which the Pig and Whistle Quartz Reef is situated.”

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1860s ‘gold rush’ on the Goulburn ■ Gold was the goal when the ‘Goulburn Rush’ was underway in July 1860. The Argus newspaper reported: “A corrsspoudent at Broadford informs us (Argus) that, within the last ten days, large mimbers of diggers have passed through that towndhip, from Castlemaine, Bendigo, McIvor, and Melbourne, on their way to the new rush at Jamieson's Creek, on the Goulburn, and that they report large parties preparing to follow. “Messrs. Cobb and Co.'s agent is now going over the ground, with the view of establishing a line of coaches from Sandhurst to Broadford, and thence on to Yea, or Muddy Creek, distant 34 miles, and the nearest township to the new goldfidd. “He states that he passed, on the 24th, on the road from Sandhurst, between 200 and 300 diggers, en route for the Goulburn and that a rush is also taking place from Ballarat, and the goldfields in that locality. “It appears thiat some diggers; with their families, have been resident for nearly four years at Jainieson's. “They state that they have been making all through regularly from 10s. to 20s. a day, with occasional good finds, and that heavy deposits hare been dropped upon lately by some of the more, recently arrived miners. “In the absence of any regular supplies of provisions, they had .cultivated potatoes, and raised most descriptions of kitchen vegetables, for their own consumption. “Attention was not been drawn to these diggings hitherto, as the district is out of any line of public road, and though known to the holders of squatting runs in the neighborhood, it was only recently, from the numerous prospecting parties out in all directions, that their existence became known. “These diggings are alluvial so far as yet known, and are the connecting link, or continuation, of the Bcechworth and Omeo, or Gipps Land districts. “There can be little doubt that the large bodies of experienced miners nowon their way from the principal gold fields will thoroughly test this newly discovered district; and, from the reports of the place, this is all that is needed to establish a permanent goldfield. “The population now on the diggings ca nnot be less than 1700. The route from Castlemaine is by the Mia Mia road, and from Sandhurst by the mail-road to Heaihcote, thence to Pyalong, Broadford, and Yea,” the Argus noted. On August 11, 1860, The Argus reported: “The following letter has been received by Mr. Pyke. “It is from another member of the police force who has been sent by the Government on to the Jamieson or Goulburn Diggings, to ascertain the correctness of Mr. Cobham's report. “Mr. Pyke does not hold himself in any way responsible for its accuracy: Detective Department, Kilmore, August 4. “Detective Westerdale reports, for the informa tion of the superintendent of police, Kilmore, with reference to the attached memo., describing the roads leading to Gaffin's

Yea in the 60s

● Court House, pub and Catholic Church at Jamieson. 1907-12. Source: Creek, situate on the Upper Goul- the principal workings, above that it west side, and a long gradual descent burn, and distant from Kilmore to heads round to the west, and several on the east side to Merton township; Broadford, 10 miles, road very small branches run in from the east- from the latter place to Mansfield, a good; from thence to Yea, a distance ern side. distance of 25 miles, the road is very of 30 miles, 20 of which road is very “The country is very mountain- good, with the exception of about half bad, with gullies, swamps, and a few ous and scrubby. The mountains are a mile of swampy ground near Merranges to cross - crossing the Muddy almost per pendicular on both sides ton township, and crossing the JuncCreek at Yea - a bad fording place, of the creek. tion and Winter's Creeks. with about 4ft. 6in. of water - (a “Bridges are erected over these “The mining is principally carried bridge is being constructed over this on by box-sluicing, and the miners creeks, but at present are out of recreek). generally express an opinion that pair. Good fording places and shal“The road from Yea to Mr. Gaffin's Creek and its locality will low water. Connolly's station, a distance of 21 be a payable gold-field in the sum“From Mans field to the miles, is very swampy and very dif- mer season, the greater part of the Jamieson township, a distance of 23 ficult to travel in the winter season. gold being in the bed of the creek, miles, the road is very good, with the “At this station the river Acheron the miners have great difficulty in following rivers to ford : - Eight miles runs into the Goulburn, now ford- turning the water, the creek being from Mansfield is the Devil's River, able, with about 4ft. 6in. of water. very narrow and rocky. a good fording-place and shallow wa“From this river to Mr. John C. “ The miners work in parties of ter ; next is the Howqua River, a good Aitkins's station, a distance of six four or five, each party taking 200 fording-place with about two feet of miles, the road is good, crossing the yards for their claim. water ; next are the two crossings Rubicon, a small river running into “The yield of gold varies in these over a bend of the Goulburn River, the Goulburn, with about 2ft. of wa- claims, but each party, when they near the Jamieson; the first is good ter. have cleared the ground and cut their fording-place, with about 18 inches “From Yea to Mr. Aitkins's sta- races, make from £15 to £20 sterling of water; the second a good ford, but tion the road runs south- east, and per week. the approach on one side very steep, from the latter place the road runs “One man out of each party is with 2ft. 6in. of water. east to the Big River, near its junc- employed conveying rations from the “The Jamieson township, situated tion with the Goulburn, a distance Jamieson township, with pack- on the banks of the Jamieson, near of 15 miles, the road crossing sev- horses; so that a man working at the its junction with the Goulburn, coneral lagoons, Snob's Creek and claim can realize £1 sterling per day. sists of one publichouse (a rough Jerusalem Creek, two small creeks “The gold shown on this occasion conxtruction of slabs and bark, with running north into the Goulburn. is large, and appears good in quality. the roof partly off, and in a most filthy “From the junction of the Big “The miners also state that the state inside; accommodation for River, the road turns south up the Big gold is better and much larger on the horses is also very bad, not having River for a distance of 20 miles. upper part of the creek than it has either hay or straw, nothing but a few “Six miles up this river there is a been found on the lower parts of the oats, two stores, one butcher's shop, small store, to which place drays can creek. and eight huts. be taken in the summer season, it “From this place the diggers carry “The miners appear very content, being impossible to get them further and have built several slab huts, in- their stores on pack-horses to towards Gaffin's Creek. tending to give the gold-field a fair Gaffin's and other creeks in the “Five miles further up, the road trial, and, if possible, to pro secute neighbourhood, it being impossible crosses the river over a small bridge their search further into the ranges, to take drays further. made by the diggers to cross their which are supposed to contain plenty “The population at the township pack-horses upon. is about 100, and daily increasing. of gold. “The population on the Big River “Hundreds have returned, finding “There are no stores or grogis about 40. shops on Gaffin's Creek, and not a it impossible to get stores at the “The road from this place crosses single instance of crime has been Jamieson; others have returned for a very high range, and along dan- reported. pack-horses. gerous sidelings to a place called “Proceeding on from the “The population on the creek and Enoch's Point, leaving the Big River tributaries is about 200, and daily in- Jamieson to Gaffin's Creek in an at this point, and steering east over creasing. easterly direction about 20 miles, the ranges, very high and steep, with “In reference to the other road fording the Jamieson at the townloose rocks and thick scrub, a dis- from Kilmore to Gaffin's Creek, via ship in shallow water, and the tance of 15 miles, dropping down on Longwood, Merton, and Mansfield Goulburn at Parker's Point, nine Gaffin's Creek about 10 or 12 miles - from Kilmore to Longwood, a dis- miles from the township ; then crossabove its junction with the tance of 52 miles, the road is good: ing over very high and steep ranges Goulburn, and near the principal from thence to Merton, a distance to Gaffin's Creek, at which place the workings on the creek; making the of 25 miles, the road good, with the road tures south, and up the creek to entire distance from this point of exception of passing over the Big the principal workings, from eight to Gaffin's Creek to Kilmore 117 miles. Hill, a distance of about seven miles, twelve miles from its junction; mak“Gaffin's Creek runs north from with small ranges and gullies on the ing the entire distance from Kilmore\

■ An 1867 correspondent to the Melbourne Herald wrote: “Yea is a pleasant little pastoral and agricul tural village, prettily situated, with a fine stream of delicious water winding round it, and the gold mines in the neighbourhood doing pretty well as things go in mining now-adays, there is an air of comfort in the village. “Every one here keeps a kangaroo dog or two, not so much for the chose of the marsupial or for catch ing the wild pigs that swarm along the scrubby banks of the Goulburn. “Some of these pigs are most formidable-looking, especially the elderly gentlemen among them, whose tusks are often nine inches in length. “When hunted they have little scruple in charging full tilt at man, horse, or dog. “The stock horses, who are accustomed to pig-hunting, take these charges in the most cool and philosophic manner. “Mr. Wild-boar pokes his ugly snout through the scrub, takes a survey of the Mazeppa, gives a grunt by way of declaring war, and comes on like Lord Byron'sAssyrian. “Mazeppa sees the approach, and at a particular juncture wheels round and kicks the assailant sprawling on his broadside.” to the workings by this route 157 miles. JOHN WESTERDALE, Det. 2nd Class. D. D. Chambers, Esq., superintendent. ★ On August 22, 1860, The Argus offered this Mining Surveyor’s Report for the Kilmore Division: “Alluvial miners. 25 ; quartz miners and men at machines, 942. “The average charge for crushing is 35s, per ton. “Except the opening up of a small patch on the flats adjoining the creek, there is nothing to report. “Strath Creek is wholly deserted. “On the King Parrot some little activity prevails, owing to the sinking of deep shafts, preparatory to a thorough trial of the reef. “Stone expected to turn out 3 oz. to the ton is being raised on the Triangle Lead; had the best quartz been crushed by itself 20 oz. per ton would have been obtained. “Matters at Muddy Creek, Yea, look by far the most promising in the district. “On the Carriers' Creek, one claim yielded 500 oz. of gold to 49 tons, and 10 tons gavo 17½oz. to the ton; no blasting being needed to raise the quartz. “The Providence Reef, 12ft. thick, averaged 2½ oz. to the ton ; and Thrupp's Reef averaged 3 oz. “On the Tea Tree mining matters still look encouraging. Welcome Reef maintains its high character, but the crushing at Enniskillen Reef was not so good as expected. “The stone from Dunrobin has a very good appear ance. No finer ground than that from the northerly field, Yea, to the source of King Parrot Creek, in the Plenty Ranges, can be found for the prospector.”

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What Does 2019 Have In Store For YOU? As a child I was very excited about the start of the new year – dreaming of 'what might be'. A year full of hope and endless possibilities! Yet, childish wonderment soon turns into the reality of adulthood. And the saying, “curiosity kills the cat and only satisfaction brings it back” is demonstrated as people impatient to know what is to come turn to the stars. Yet a “peek” into a supposed future can lull many into a false sense of expectation. And as I didn't want to fall into that trap, I embarked on a personal journey to find what the future held, where I discovered a whole new world! One where fact is stranger than fiction! Unlike horoscopes produced by money hungry charlatans, messages from the ancients speak of important events, promises and warning of things to come. Some having already occurred with amazing accuracy inspiring people's confidence to take heed of further predictions and what they reveal for the future – this is especially so in this pivotal year! For sceptics, foretelling is absurd. Dogmatically claiming it is just coincidence when the events come to pass. But when one person's predictions are specific, quantifiable and identifiable the greater the confidence we can have in recognising them when they occur. And, when similar messages align with others – spaced over decades – even centuries – by various sources, probability of the chance of fulfilment is mightily increased. And the claim of coincidence laughable. For example, if someone had predicted in the year 1290 that World War 1 and 2 would start in 1914, and in 1939 you would have great confidence in further messages. So, if you read they also prophesied on the 11th of September 2001 a couple of large eagles would deliberately fly into two very high pointy mountains made out of glass, causing them to collapse – you would have most likely sat up and listened – that is, if you were awake! So, what does all this have to do with 2019? Are you awake?...and listening? Many prophecies spanning centuries, from various sources are aligning to come to pass this year! And many people from all walks of life, beliefs and cultures are sensing, or aware we are on the precipice of “something”- they are just not sure what! There are two camps of thoughts. Some claim great things will happen, whilst other see devastation. So who is right? The Mayan people foretold of a time the planet and its inhabitants may undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation. They proclaimed 2012 would be the year when their prophecy would begin. However, a discovery their computation of the stars was in error caused the need for the stars to be recalculated revealing 2019 to be the relevant year! The orthodox Jews also believe in a new era of peace with the imminent coming of their Messiah! Unlike the Mayans' they do not rely so much on the stars. Instead, the Jews believe they will recognise their Messiah because he will be a political figure, one who will make a strong covenant with them for seven years. Possibly brokering peace or allowing their third temple to be built. Both the Mayans' and Jews' belief have a half truth, but not the whole picture. For other prophecies warn at first the start of this era will appear good, but then the true agenda will be revealed! And all who adhere to this promised utopia – of a global community are now primed ready to embrace a One -World Government – a New World Order. Yet, despite this system having been heralded for quite a few years, world leaders acknowledging it, and multiple news articles reporting on it, the global world and economy, it is still classified as a conspiracy! Whereas, there is a second camp which appears more in tune with what is happening in the world. They are awake, alert, observing and aware of what is happening in their own back yards. So, they would not be surprised to learn of ancient prophecies which are aligning, warning of a coming devastation. These are those who understand mankind is currently being duped and embracing a lie. However, those knowing what has been foretold are bracing for the reality of what is about to occur. As there are too many similar, non- contradictory, specific messages foretelling of these events.

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The ancient writers unknown to one another, and spanning centuries speaking of the same outcome. Although, writing from their worldview, understanding and culture may seem obscure to our 21st century mindset. But when studying them altogether, a pattern emerges which cannot be dismissed. Then by adding world events to the equation a fifth grade student could do the math to arrive at the correct answer! The tiny nation of Israel whether we like it or not, is the prophetic thermometer of the world. Whatever happens there will affect all mankind. And Israel having previously, rejected a multitude of prophecies pointing to their Messiah; along with many typologies determining who their Deliverer was, the orthodox Jews are now expecting, and ready, to embrace a false one! Despite prophecies warning the long-awaited for 'Messiah' will be 'a master of intrigue', only revealing his true self later! Prophetic voices down through the ages tell of a terrible time on this earth, pinpointing the timing of when these events will start. St Malachy foretold the present Pope will be the last! A Bhuddist prophecy says “Matreiya” (the one who will achieve complete enlightenment – that is the Perfect One) is meant to come 2500 years from the death of Buddha. Although we do not know when Buddha died if we presume he had died the following year to his prophecy in 482 B.C. it would align with 2019 supporting the Jews and Mayan belief. However, if Buddha died after that time prophecy would then be primed to align with the majority of ancient voices. The Hopi Indian tribe foretold when the Ninth and Last Sign would occur stating: “There will be a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star.” (The US and Russian Satellites may have fulfilled this in 2009, or the comet Ison). “Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.” (As their first sign was more than 400 years earlier – a mere 10 years would be classed as “ very soon”) “These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands — with those who possessed the first light of wisdom (Israel)”. “There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. (Testings of atomic and neutron bombs.) Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying....”. The Bible which is approximately one third prophecy also aligns with many of the above predictions. Written by forty authors over 100's to 1000's of centuries, most having already come to pass with amazing accuracy, and some are about too! This is another source we can draw from. For Biblical prophecies tell us a “man of lawlessness”

will make a strong covenant with Israel. Some believe a peace deal with the Palestinians is on the cards but it is a strong deal with Israel for sure. So, watch for that announcement! When this occurs it will herald in what is described as the most horrendous time the earth has ever endured! A time for what appears to be seven years, before lasting peace will be established. We now stand on the cusp of this pivotal prophecy coming to pass! A false Messiah will deceive the Jews in accepting him as their long awaited-for Deliverer. And the majority of the world who are ignorant will only see this person as a peacemaker heralding in a supposed new sociopolitical nirvana. However, it will be short lived! For his evil agenda will soon become apparent. So, unless people search, and then research what is going on they are oblivious to what is happening. The saying, “people are like frogs coming to the boil” paints a picture of today's society – people too busy to notice, too ignorant of the times they live in, or preferring to live in denial of the events fast approaching. Nine years ago I met a lady at Seymour Field Expo. She had belonged to a group of people who were passionate about warning people of what the world's elite was planning. They were not aware of any predictions only forming their beliefs from observing what was happening politically in the world. At their own expense they hired halls, ran meetings, tried to alert citizens of what was to come. However, due to peoples apathy and a lack of re sponse they ceased operating . Sadly, ignorance is NOT bliss! The world is deteriorating quickly. Commonsense discarded. The moral compass no longer having any absolutes – creating a whirlpool of confusion. Good is called evil, and evil is called good. Despair and hopelessness driving an epidemic of suicide and depression. Court rulings have diminished justice where crime is now rampant. Our world heading towards chaos and politicians failing to stem the haemorrhage enact legislation taking further rights from law abiding citizens. And like a house of cards the economy awaits collapse by the maestro in control. Escalating natural disasters increasing in occurrences are not being reported on the national news. Instead, the masses are being kept in ignorance! Humanity has gravitated to a default button of stupor, unbelief, religion, depending on their own mindsets, or relying on man, entertaining themselves by fiddling while Rome burns rather than fireproofing themselves for the times ahead. The majority of society does not realise they need to make a choice and jump to safety before its too late. Just like the Jews and those believing the Mayan predictions, ignorance of the true agenda – which at first will appear good to the unsuspecting – will entrap the multitude if they are not warned. And what is to come, will overtake those refusing to listen. For both prophecy and current news informs us of a system of a New World Order, a One World Government, a Global Village which is being implemented. Numerous news items released over quite a few years confirm it has already been established! Prophecy also tells us of the man who will implement it. Warning against trusting him. And this dictator is very soon to be revealed – this year! If people do not recognise truth today, tomorrow will be too late. George Soros one of the richest men in the world who is far from altruistic even issued a warning – possibly as he doesn't have control – that the world is now in danger due to artificial intelligence using algorithms to create a new truth. Wiping out facts of history, warping everything to create a false reality which no one will be able to detect. Although this article may appear to be doom and gloom, what is foretold and the story it tells does not end on a bad note! So, the question is: are you a frog, or do you want to be informed? For anyone wanting to know further information you can contact me on my email of:

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Stylish Country living with lovely views Immaculate brick home on 1459 sqm. Enjoy living in comfort with quality fittings including high ceilings, bamboo timber flooring, pure wool carpets, solar/electric HWS and double glazed windows dressed with plantation shutters. The home offers open plan living with Euro wood heater and 9kw split system. Delightful kitchen with walk–in pantry and large Smeg oven. There is a huge master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe, 2 double bedrooms with BIR’s, large home office or 4th bedroom and theatre/sitting room. Rear access to a colorbond shed. Stunning home walking distance to schools and shops. $550,000

Landmark Harcourts Alexandra 56 Grant Street, Alexandra I 5772 3444

Sales Specialist I Belinda Hocking 0418 115 574 Property Management I Sarah Brockhus 0457 537 222 Yea. 11 Pelissier St

Designer Family home with 4 Bedrooms • In- ground swimming pool • 2 living rooms filled with natural light • Built on a double block with sub division potential STCA Price by Negotiation

Build Your Dream Home:• Large block measuring just under 3 Acres with a dam • Power, town water and telecommunications available • Timber post and rail entrance , sealed road and private court location • Situated at the entrance to 'Pellerin Estate' $200,000

Yea. 7 Duke St

Stunning family home with character and charm Features: • 3m & cathedral ceilings • Well planned country kitchen with quality appliances, soft closing, vinyl wrapped cabinetry with loads of bench space • 3 double sized bedroom ( master with ensuite) • 3 split systems, ceiling fans and slow combustion fire • Freshly polished floor boards, new carpet to bedrooms

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Landmark Harcourts Yea 52 High Street, Yea I 5797 2799