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Yea’s best kept secret. Open Public Holidays. Today’s Menu Charcuterie Boards: Your choice of a meat platter, cheese platter, terrine platter or fish platter all accompanied with fresh home grown and made produce, for example, vegetables, gluten free pesto’s, chutneys, nuts, etc,

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Music@Middle Live Music/Open mic Easter Sunday (April 20) 2pm in beer garden Come and join the fun All WELCOME Sunday Roast has returned to the Grand Central Every Sunday a succulent roast served with all the trimmings

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Whittlesea Agricultural Society Community Clearing Sale Outside vendors welcome 10am. May 5. Gate 1 McPhees Rd Trailed back hoe (PTO) 3pl jib Tractors 3pl rotary hoe Chisel plough 3 pl wick whipper Shearing plant & grinder Cattle crush 15 kva gen set 3 pl slasher Cattle grid 2.8m x 3.7m Benches Fuel tanks Milk cans Antique leather trunks Vintage equipment Collectables Stationer engines Ryobi whipper snipper Stihl Whipper snipper Siemen electric wall heater Exercise Bike new never used Standard Fan Ring grip brand Dog Kennel (colourbond roof-steel drum carpeted) new Poly pipe and joiners Single tyne berends ripper (used once) Set pasture harrows with weights Tent (Andre Jamet) four sleeper/internal frame with liner Cattle crush Shearing equipment Stationary engines Shed Timber Steel pipes Tools Benches Cages Garden equipment Ride on mowers Push mowers Vintage 5ft seed drill Lister engine on transport (restored) Vintage McCormick 5ft finger mower with book \

Sawmill for slabs inc stihl 076 av super 30 inch bar spare chains 3 pl post hole digger Chaff cutter John Bungle Chaff bagger restored 3 pl scoop Hammer mill 6ft out front mower 25 HP 6hrs on engine (deck gear box faulty) Aircraft alloy wheels (3) and axle Westinghouse wall oven electronic (working condition) Westinghouse cooktop (working condition inc spare solid elements) Range hood working condition Kelvinator impression series Refrigerator (working condition) Kelvinator opal Upright freezer (working condition) Grey Fergusson 3pl grader blade Peerless welder 220 amp complete & working (240 or 480 volt) Roller door 5 metre wide (cream) RHS 50 mm var lengths Mesh fence panels (pipe top & bottom) Farm Pro pick up round bale roll out bale feeder Drewburn 3pl 18 ft boom spray 3 pl cement mixer Heavy duty grader blade & ripper Heavy duty ripper Assorted hoses and fittings Knapsacks fire fighting Drag chains Lawn mower Ford pto belt pulley Chain saws Plumber portable vice Rolls fencing wire Hydraulic pipe benders Aluminum ute tray Assorted purlins new Assorted roofing new Assorted floor decking new (app 1 metre lengths) Portable buildings Farm gates Earth scoops towed Earth scoop 3pl (ford)

More items listed daily Check the web site Book in your goods for sale on commission Phone 0412 347 162.

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Molesworth Easter Bazaar and Auction 2019 Easter Saturday April 20th at 9.30am Molesworth Recreation Reserve A selection of Items for sale. Further entries invited. Last Updated 15th April 2019

Motor vehicles, Bikes, Mowers, Horse gear Original horse drawn 4 wheel buggy 70-80 year old made by McColl and Company Warracknabeal, Zilco harness and Empathy breastplate, Western Saddle, Men's and ladies bikes (several), Motor bike, Ride on mower, Victa 4 stroke mower with catcher, Honda lawn mower, Deluxe rollator companion walker, Masport home garden cultivator, Granberg chipper/mulcher HD with 9 hp Briggs and Stratton petrol motor, Holden red motor extractors, 2 sets of 4x Holden EH hub caps, Holden FC steering wheel, Holden HQ sports steering wheel, Tonka John Deere & other construction toys, Stihl brush cutter, Husqvarna 235R brush cutter, Stihl H545 hedge trimmer, Tub for F100 4x4 Ford ute,

Farm and Workshop Post hole digger, 3PL carry all, Water pumps, Fire pump, Pressure pump, Tools, Hardi 600 spray tank with Honda motor, Stihl E14 chainsaw, Stihl 009 chainsaw, 7x5 farm trailer, Stock Crate for ute, 3 PTL wick wiper, 2 steel ladders, Carpenters tools, Pipe vice, chain and hook, Electric motor and grinder, Lincoln Jetwelder 200, Berends 3PTL rear scoop, Calf marking cradle x 2, 2.4 and 1.8m ladders, Gallagher super 60 Electric fence energizer, Bosch drop saw 305mm, Hitachi 16mm impact wrench, Triton 2000 workcentre, Stabila 1.2m level, Chains, Kangaroo tail pump, Merino pump, Electric fence gear, Pipe bender, Small pedestal drill, Tension wrench, Downee fence fittings, Horse harness, Portable charger, Generator, Reels of electric fence wire, Calf marking cradle, Ember Defender Bushfire Roof Sprinklers x 4 unused, Ryobi 5 speed drill press, Anvil, Steel lockers, Quantity of 12' used pine posts, Emu fence ringlock, Farm Master mobile chaff and grain mill PTO driven in good working condition, Steel wheels, Square tubular steel various lengths, Round steel pipe various lengths, Pool fencing, 3PL scoop, 3PL grader blade, Steel harrows, Two wheeled trailer with mounted pvc tank, Farm gates various sizes, 2 mobile mineral lick carts, Irrigation fittings, 3PL round bale carrier, Steel post rammer, 2000w inverter generator, Workzone high pressure cleaner 2.2kw, CIG easywelder and trolley, Tandem trailers one flat top 3m x 3.5. One box type registered.

Leisure and Garden Granberg chipper/mulcher HD with 9 hp Briggs and Stratton petrol motor, Cast iron 2-seater bench ("Love seat")Garden Art, 2 x garden bench seats, Rustic garden art, Steel wheel bird feeder, Disc bird feeder, Large steel step ladder, Medium poly water tank, Rabbit hutch (near new), Large bird cage, Bird cage on stand, Ladies bike, Boys bike, 2 fire boxes with 2 fire dogs, 3 wheel large builders barrow, 18 x Colourbond roofing sheets, Metal trunk of sundries, 4 timber camp chairs, 4 hat racks, Round timber side table, Childs rocking chair, Baby trike, Tennis racquets, 2 deck chairs, Gate and latch, Canvas knapsacks, 6 yabby nets, Trailer for ride on mower, Peerless 2ft planer, Wheelbarrows, Small capston press, Lawn mowers, Folding dog crate, New garden edging, Rotary hoe - going in fair condition, Turf aerator, Golf Clubs, Satellite dish suitable for caravan, Dolls house double story with furniture, Exercise bike, Adventure ridge Gazebo not used, Fold up camping trailer, Waco portable battery pack, Brother electric sewing machine LS-2156, Masport home garden cultivator, Homemade garden ornaments tractor tricycle glass table on wheelbarrow, Portable caravan barbeque, Small spit roaster, Caravan towing mirrors, Scorpion 800w generator, camping ensuite tent, 12v surflow water pump, fold up camping table, 3.6m inflatable dinghy, 1.8m sailing dinghy, Large cockie cage, Red peddle kids fire truck with helmet coat goggles fire extinguisher, 10 London Plane trees 1.80 m; 10 London Plane trees 1.5m tall, 8 gardenias; 500 eucalyptus tubes - 50 per box, 10 Western Cypress (Murray Pine) , 5 Camelias, 6 Firewheel trees

Household Wood pizza oven, 2m red gum firewood, Large hallway mirror, Long timber mirror on stand, Coffee table, 2 bowl stainless sink, Glass and china ware, 2 bench tops, Wood heater and flue, Brand new table and chairs, Massage bench, Granite bench tops, 2 x heater hydronic panels, Student desk (new), Kitchen sink, Door handle sets (new), 2 x shower chairs, Barbeque with gas bottle, Sinkerator, Portable freezer, Electric paint roller, Butchers steels, Elna mini sewing machine, Dumbbells in a case, Zonis long island venetian blind 600 x 1500,Distressed timber hall table with two drawers, Tall wicker containers x 2 , Single sleigh bed with timber slats, 5 red antler suitcases and two purple Victoria station cases, 2 floor rugs 1 x 2300x1200 and 1 x 1700x1200, Corinthian 4 panel interior doors 2040 x 770, 3spm of floating black butt floating floor 15mm x 127mm, Durst Mesixneg 35 Photo Enlarger, SCUBA fins, Arlec Evaporative cooler, Fuji xerox printer (complete fully functioning with unused toner cartridge), Sherwood AV 2 way speakers (in box), Adjustable table light and magnifier, Work light stands x 2, Garden lance sprayers, Hanimex projector, Halogen spotlight + charger, Oval bevelled edge mirror in wooden frame, Insulation batts, Computer desk on casters 134cm W 70cm D 163cm H (40 inbuilt disc tower, 2 sm cupboards, drawer, 2 x slide shelves, 4 x static shelves); Rinnai LPG Convection flueless heater, 2x copper coal scuttles, Set of 3 piece wall mirrors, Teak & white table and 6 chairs, Filing cabinets, Bifold doors with leadlight panels x2, Chest of timber drawers, Simpson Esprit washing machine, X300 flame gun, Sanyo microwave,

Antiques and Collectables Furphy water tank, Horse drawn 4 wheel buggy, Butter churn, Cast iron fireplace front, Hand mower, Collection of vintage headlamps for old cars, Cobblers boot last, Bag seed filler / schute, Old telephones, Rabbit traps, Plough, Shoe dome, Victa mower parts, hurricane lamp, Blacksmiths forge, Cast iron flat irons, Jones hand sewing machine, picture frames, Yew timber dining table with extension leaf and 6 matching harp back dining chairs, Yew timber TV cabinet and lidded chest drawers, Dining table with turned legs and one leaf extension, Billy water boiler, Wooden sea chest (old and large), Fire screen, Magazines Geographic, Old Machinery Mag, Orchid Review, Small TV table, Buckets, Quantity of old bottles king brown longnecks MBCV and others, Milk cans with lids, Basket of assorted old irons, Collection of Oil Cans and Funnels, Oil bottles jugs and oil cans, 2x brass fighting roosters, Box of old hand tools, Kreisler radiogram plus 2 speakers, Sewing case with cotton reel, Original willow watering cans, 3 pairs of sulky/ buggy steps, Sulky/buggy jack, Sewing box with applique,

Visit our website at for an up to date list of sale items Publicans Booth, Breakfast, Lunch and Refreshments available on site Local produce and Craft will be sold at the Molesworth Community Hall Further information Contact Les Ridd on 57 976 252 or 0427 310 213 Proceeds to local and district charities and amenities

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Liberty Yea associated with Shell. Quality fuel. Shell Cards accepted 98 High St, Yea Phone 5797 2302 Easy access pump now installed, east for caravans and trailers

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Local News

State Govt quiet on important changes

■ The State Government has been eerily silent about proposed planning measures that may affect much of Murrindindi Shire, says Eildon MLA Cindy McLeish. Ms McLeish is encouraging Murrindindi Shire residents and farmers to have their say about the Victorian Government's investigations into protecting strategic agricultural land. The Victorian Government is undertaking a process to decide what planning measures will be used to protect strategic agricultural land within a 100 km radius surrounding Melbourne, which includes much of the Murrindindi Shire. Ms McLeish has written to Richard Wynnem, State Minister for Planning, outlining concerns about the government's consultation process and that many farmers in the Murrindindi Shire don't even know the review is taking place. "I am deeply concerned there is a lack of awareness about the current public consultation process amongst my local community, especially in the Murrindindi Shire,” Ms McLeish said. "Firstly, I am concerned that no community workshop has been established in the Murrindindi Shire which has limited the ability of my community to have its say in the consultation process. “I am informed that only two farmers from the Murrindindi Shire have attended these workshops. "Furthermore, I do not be-

● Cindy McLeish, MLA for Eildon ieve DELWP has advertised the most of the land within the disconsultation process appropri- trict is high-value grazing land." Ms McLeish called on the ately, especially to farmers, nor has it enlisted the assistance of Minister to review the consullocal government to identify tation process and to establish and invite key stakeholder a community workshop in the community's to take part in the Murrindindi Shire to allow local residents to have their say. process. Anyone can provide their "Of greater concern is that input about what strategic agriDELWP in their initial investi- cultural land is protected and gations determined only a small how, by participating online at amount of land in the Shire was clas- tecting-melbournes-ag-land sified as being high value. Website submissions close “I would strongly argue that on Tuesday, April 23.

ANZAC Day services across M’dindi Shire

■ The following services will be held around the Shire of Murrindindi to commemorate ANZAC Day, on Wednesday April 24 and Thursday, April 25: Wednesday, April 24 ■ Kellock Lodge: 11 am - special service for residents. Thursday, April 25 ■ Alexandra: 6am dawn service at Leckie Park Memorial. ■ Alexandra: 10.45am assemble at the RSL Hall for march to Leckie Park Memorial for 11.00am service. ■ Eildon:10.50am assemble for 11.00am service at Cenotaph. ■ Flowerdale: 10.45am assemble for 11am service at Flowerdale Community Hall,YeaWhittlesea Rd, Flowerdale. Refreshments to follow. ■ Glenburn: 5.30am assemble for dawn service at Glenburn Community Centre (the old school on Melba Highway). ■ Kinglake: 5.30am dawn service at St Peter’s Community WWI Memorial Church, Kinglake, followed by a gunfire breakfast. ■ Kinglake: 10 am service at the Lions Club ANZAC Memorial, Kinglake Community Centre, Exton Road, morning tea to follow. ■ Marysville: 10.30am assemble at the corner

of Murchison and Lyell Sts. March at 11 am to cenotaph with the service at 11.15am. Refreshments at Men’s Shed after the service. ■ Strath Creek: 8.45am assemble for 9 am service at Strath Creek Pioneer Reserve Memorial. Refreshments to follow. ■ Terip: 9.30am service at the Terip Terip Recreation Reserve, Springs Road. Morning tea will follow, including judging of the ANZAC biscuit bake-off and to farewell locals leaving the area. ■ Yarck: 10 am wreath laying service at War Memorial. ■ Yea: 10 am service at Yea Memorial Hospital. ■ Yea: 10:45am assemble at the Cenotaph for 11.00am service. RSL, Emergency Services and members of the public wishing to march wearing relatives’ service medals (worn on the right hand side) are requested to assemble at the RSL Hall in Snodgrass St, Yea at 10.30am. March will step off at 10.45am and arrive at the Cenotaph at 11am. Refreshments at the RSL Hall will follow.

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There will be no issues of this newspaper published on April 24 or May 1, because of the Easter and ANZAC week holidays. Normal weekly publication is scheduled to return on Wednesday, May 8, and then continue until Christmas. Our office is now closed for the holiday break, and will re-open at 9am, Monday, April 29. We take this oportunity to extend Easter greetings to our advertisers and readers.

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Index to major display advertisers Alexandra Quality Meats .................. Page 21 Bailey’s Funeral Services ............... Page 86 Billanook College ............................. Page 8 Camberwell Sewing Centre .............. Page 74 Clarinda Charolais .......................... Page 66 Classfieds, Trades Guide ..... starts Page 67 Country Club Hotel, Yea .................... Page 2 Crump Spreaders ........................... Page 64 Dalton Building Garden Supplies ... Page 79 Daniel Young MLC ........................... Page 48 Deck-Doc ........................................ Page 52 Dindi Sawmill .................................. Page 88 Edd’s Moveable Chook Sheds ........ Page 24 Eddy’s Towing and Transport ........... Page 20 Embling Rural ................................ Page 23 Emu Wire Industries ....................... Page 26 G-Force Automatic Gates ................ Page 61 Geros Electrical Solutions ............. Page 48 Get It Done ..................................... Page 27 Gilson College ................................ Page 22 GLA Real Estate .............................. Page 91 Glen Funerals ................................... Page 3 Hall’s Funeral Services ..................... Page 5 Holmwood Aged Care ........................ Page 6 Hoogies of Yarra Glen .................... Page 62 Howard Products ............................ Page 53 Ivanhoe Cycles ............................... Page 34 Just Depreciation ........................... Page 89 Japan Snow Holidays ..................... Page 60 Killingworth Hill Cafe & Whisky Bar .... Page 44 Landmark Harcourts ....................... Page 92 Lilydale Tuition ................................ Page 32 McCormack Funerals ..................... Page 33 McGregor Machinery ....................... Page 49 Melbourne Mediation Centre ............ Page 7 Melbourne Wildlife Pest Control .... Page 43 Mooroolbark Church of Christ ........ Page 31 Nalinga Steel and Roofing ............. Page 51 North Central Hire ......................... Page 85 Northern Sky Limousines .............. Page 30 Progressive Controls ..................... Page 54 Ranco ................................................ Page 39 Reiki For Children and Animals ..... Page 14 Seville Tractors ............................... Page 59 Shade Sheds Victoria .................... Page 31 Show Court Tennis .......................... Page 29 SolarTronics .................................. Page 65 Specsavers ............................ Page 19 Stihl Shop Seymour ........................ Page 50 Star Tree Services ........................... Page 17 Strap Tidy ........................................ Page 87 Terry Miller Concrete Tanks ............ Page 63 Timbarra Constructions ................... Page 90 Tribute Funerals ............................. Page 41 Universal Trailers and Feeders ......... Page 4 Whittlesea Bowls Club .................... Page 42 Whittlesea H Hardware ................... Page 73 Will and Testament Makers .............. Page 7 Yarra Valley Brazzen ................. Pages 46-47 Yea Automotive Service Centre ....... Page 25 Yea Shell ........................................ Yenckens Hardware ......................... Page 45 Your Computing Services ......... Pages 6, 32

$1410 cheque for Good Friday Appeal ■ Robert Chaffe with Barry Cleary and Ern Hunt presented a cheque last Thursday for $1410 to the Royal Children’s Hospitalas a a donation to assist children’s cancer research. Robert was representing the Rotary Club of Alexandra, Alexandra Community Shed, and Eildon and District Woodworkers Guild. Barry and Ern were representatives of Peppen’s Point Wood Turners. The $1410 means that the little wooden bilbies, at $10 each, have raised more than $4000 for this cause. Barry and Ern, who are the main crafters of these wooden bilbies, said it was a real pleasure to craft the bilbies on the lathe. They are made from offcuts from the Alexandra Wooden Truss manufacturing industry and the base comes from ‘Walnut Island’, a generous donation by the Meggit family. The bilbies are an instant hit with people, especially children who see them for the first time. Appeal coordinator Lauren Daly and Jo McKeown received the cheque and their own bilby. Ern and Barry explained that the fund raising is a partnership between the Peppen Point Woodturners and the Rotary Club of Alexandra, with some assistance from the Alexandra Community Shed and Eildon and District Woodworkers Guild. Rotary helps with the sale of the bilbies and act as a banker to ensure 100 per cent of the funds goes to the Royal Children’s Hospital Cancer Research programs. Lauren Daly thanked the trio, and a mug of hot coffee and cafes materialised to refresh the travellers before they were taken on a tour of the hospital. The men saw the features of this healing institution as it has grown out of the parklands. The vast atrium reaches 10 or so stories into the sky and the green lawn from the park almost flows through the clear glass doors of the hospital. The visitors completed the tour with lunch and then headed home confident that a little effort will make a major difference to young people’s lives. Please consider a

GRVT makes $200m claim

● From left: Jo McKeown, Barry Cleary and Ern Hunt with Lauren Daly, holding a $1410 cheque from the Rotary Club of Alexandra and a Bilby. premises and approached a man, who allegedly pretended to be armed with a weapon. The 26-year-old, of no fixed place of address, was arrested. generous donation to assist the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, to rebuild lives and keep the next generation healthy and happy. The bilbies will be on sale in Alexandra and at the Annual Rotary EasterArt Show. - Robert Chaffe

Pride of Workmanship surprise presentation

Doreen arrest

■ Detectives have arrested a man after a vehicle was allegedly stolen from a Doreen petrol station on Friday morning. Police were called to the Bridge Inn Rd station about 4.20am following reports the black Volkswagen Golf had been taken. The car was allegedly seen shortly after speeding along Wattletree Rd and Fitzsimons Lane before police lost sight of it. Police again spotted the vehicle allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road on Doncaster Rd, Doncaster. It was located a short time later at a hotel on Doncaster Rd. Police entered the

● Darren Hall, with Sue Carpenter, received a Pride of Workmanship award at the Yea Rotary meeting last week. ■ Darren Hall was lured out last Thursday night (Apr. 11), thinking that he was going to attend a local restaurant. Instead, his employer, Sue Carpenter, and her fellow Rotarians presented Darren with a special ‘Pride of Workmanship’ award. The award cited Darren’s work ethic and capabilities. And Darren did not miss out on a top meal. Amanda Hard and a volunteer team from the Yea Wetlands catered for the meal held at the club’s weekly meeting at the Yea Golf clubrooms. ● Alexandra real estate agent Robyn Schrader has achieved L.J. Hooker Captain’s Club status for the third year in a row, as she continued being in the top 15 per cent of that company’s agents, nationally.

■ The regional visitor economy has grown by $200 million in five years, according to the Goulburn River Valley Tourism organisation. The body announced on Friday (Apr. 12) that it was folding. “Goulburn RiverValley Tourism has been left with little choice but to windup its operations at the end of the financial year following decisions by its four member councils not to continue funding its operations,” a press statement said. “The board’s decision was also made in light of the State Government’s announcement of a tourism review throughout Victoria and an anticipated re shuffle of tourism regions.” GRVT Chair, Annie FletcherNicholls, said “The Heart of Victoria has so much to be proud of in the tourism space - amazing natural attractions, an award winning food and wine industry, remarkable and passionate operators and so much more. “It’s deeply disappointing that despite celebrating the great work that we have done to grow the visitor economy by over $200M in the last five years our four member councils have opted to part ways.” “GRVTwas built on the concept of an alliance to support the tourism operators and industry, and without that alliance not only has GRVT been left in an untenable position, but I fear the tourism industry will need to look for new ways to market themselves, to develop their product and to get in front of regional and state decision makers,” Ms FletcherNicholls said. GRVT thanked the tourism industry, and the many individuals and organisations who have supported the growth of the region over the past eight years.

Ticks & Crosses

Opening night for the Rotary Easter Art Show starts at 7pm on Good Friday (Apr. 19) at the Alexandra Leisure Centre. Tickets are $20 per person, with includes drinkls and finger food. There will bean exhibition of sale and traditional modern art, photographic prints, woodwork, crafts and sculpture. Who murdered Yea woman Josephine Jane McLaughlin as she made her way home from a Yea Shire Hall dance in 1922? At first, local vagrant William Crisp was arrested. Then Yea’s sanitary contractor Reuben Fox was charged. He faced three Court trials - but was acquitted. We include a four-page feature about the mystery in this week’s edition.

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Local News

Molesworth sale, bazaar this Sat.

■ Kinglake astronomer Steve Fleming will conduct a six-week course on Thursdays, from May 2-June 6. 7pm-9pm. Cost: $140, which includes all materials Topics include astronomical numbers, distances, moon phases and eclipses, history, nature of light, parallax, temperature, types of telescopes, solar system, fusion and photometry.

● The Federal poll is on May 18. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called the Federal Election for Saturday, May 18. Electoral rools close 8pm tomorrow (Thurs.,April 18). Nominations close at 12 Noon on Tuesday (Apr. 23), and will be declared 24 hours later. Early voting starts on Monday, April 29. A StAndrews-Kinglake motorist on Friday spotted “at least 10 kangaroos, four foxes, three wombats, a deer and twowallabies”. A Kinglake SES wit replied on social media: “But did you see a partridge in a pear tree?”

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The ANZAC Appeal will be con ducted over the period April 1924in and around Yea and Kinglake districts and in the usual locations, says RSL sub-branch President Jeffrey Swain.

The effect the North East Link will have on the environment will be available to study at the Eltham Library with a display until June 10. The environmental statement is available on a USB from both the Eltham and Diamond Valley Libraries to view at home.

Marysville girl Jessica Villani has won best use of plants award and a gold medal in her category at this years Melbourne International Flower and Garden show. The Triangle News says the Rainforest Nest entry was inspired by the temperate rainforest that surrounds Marysville.

Perce The Proofreader’s AFL tips. Round 5. Brisbane Lions v Collingwood. North Melbourne v Essendon. West Coast Eagles v Port Adelaide. GWS Giants v Fremantle. Melbourne v St Kilda.Richmond v Sydney Swans. Western Bulldogs v Carlton. Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast. Hawthorn v Geelong Cats. 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 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal belongs to all Victorians. More than 50,000 children were admitted to the Hospital last year and over 86,000 children were treated in emergency. More than 338,000 children treated at the hospital’s specialist clinics. As well as donations on Good Friday, advance pledges can be made at the website:

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Last Friday night’s traffic on the Maroondah Hwy had a few hic cups. The Taggerty Fire Brigade were called to a wash-away at ther Knafl Rd intersection after a motor vehicle accident. Later, a tree went down near the Hermitage on the Melbourne side of the highway, south of Narbethong.

Stallholder registration is now open for the Murrindindi Beanie Festival to be held in Alexandra on July 2728. Fibre artists, wool growers, knitters and crocheters, all fibre lovers, are invited to register their interest by email at

Local Briefs Good Fri. Appeal

Lest We Forget ● The annual Molesworth Clearing Sale auction will be held this Saturday. ■ The Molesworth Easter Bazaar and AucThe listingsinclude household items, pluws tion will commence at 9.30am this Saturday antiques and collectables. (April 20) at theMolesworth Recreation Reserve. The latest updated list of entries can be inCo-Ordinator Les Ridd has provided a com- spected at prehensive list of lots received to date. Further Attractions at the Easter Saturday event inlast-minute entries are invited. clude a publican’s booth, breakfast, lunch and A full-page advertisement appears in this refreshments. week’s issue of this newspaper. Local produce and craft will be sold at the The items on offer include motor vehicles, Molesworth Community Hall. bikes, mowers and horse gear. Proceeds are shared with local and district There will be a large selection of farm and charities and amenities. Further information is workshop items, and leisure and garden items. available from Les Ridd, 0427 310 213.

Footy, netball takes a break ■ There will be no AFL Outer East football or netball this Saturday (Apr. 20) because of the Easter break. Round 2 starts with the Kinglake v Yea grudge match on ANZAC Day (Thurs., April 25) on the mountain. Saturday, April 27 games include the Alexandra v Thornton-Eildon derby, Seville v Powelltown, Yarra Junction v Gembrook-Cockatoo, and Yarra Glen has the bye. The Round 3 fixture on Saturday, may 4 sees: Yea v Yarra JUnction,Thornton-Eildon v Powelltown, GembrookCockatoo v Alexandra, Yarra Glen v Seville, with Kinglake taking the bye.

The next round of the Northern Football Netball League will be commence on ANZAC Day (Thursday, April 25). Division One:Heidelberg v Macleod. Other games are on Saturday (Apr. 27): Northcote Park v Hurstbridge, North Heidelberg v West PrestonLakeside, Bundoora v Lower

Plenty, Montmorency v Greensborough. Division Two. ANZAC Day. Diamond Creek v Epping, Thomastown v Fitzroy Stars, Banyule v St Mary’s. Saturday, April 27: Eltham v Whittlesea. Watsonia: bye. Division Three. Saturday, April 27: Reservoirv Lalor, Laurimar v Mernda, Old Eltham Collegians v Kilmore, South Morang v Heidelberg West. Panton Hill: Bye. The Seymour District Junior Football League Under 16 fixture for Sunday, April 28 is: Euroa v St Mary’s, Alexandra v Broadford, Seymour: bye. Under 14, 12: Seymour v Tabilk, Wandong v Alexandra, Euroa v St Mary’s, Yea v Broadford.

Yea playground open ■ Murrindindi Council's work on the Yea Railway Reserve Playground is not quite done, however, to keep local children happy during the school holidays, the completed parts are now open to the public. There is a swing set - as well as play equipment designed for older children, including a flying fox and rope climbing structure. The new play equipment is said to be ideal for parents and carers wanting to interact with their kids on the playground. There are lots of pathways. More seating is yet to be installed. There is also still some equipment yet to be installed and a few minor items awaiting completion, however none of these will hinder enjoyment of the playground during the school holidays. Construction on the playground began on March 1, following feedback from more than 75 community members about the design. Work is expected to be completed later in April.

Cheviot Ward Councillor Rebecca Bowles said the playground is an important and muchloved fun hub for the most junior community members. It's also a meeting place and recreation space for people of all ages. "Unfortunately, the playground was destroyed by fire in November last year and the Yea community has been eagerly waiting for it to reopen since. "The new and improved Yea Railway Reserve Playground will be a great asset for the town," Cr Bowles said. To see the design of the playground, visit ● Middle Kinglake Primary School students will conduct an ANZAC Commemoration at the school at 10.30am on Wednesday, April 24, at 10:30am with local RSL veterans present.

■ The Yea vs Kinglake football match at Kinglake on ANZAC Day (Thurs., Apr. 25) will include a short commemoration planned for 3.10 pm.

Steered to success ■ Nillumbik Council’s highly popular L2P (Learner Driver Mentor Program) will continue for at least four more years thanks to the State Government extending funding for the program. Since Nillumbik Council started the program in December 2010, 130 L2P mentors have volunteered more than 16,000 supervised driving hours to help 185 young people get their licensces.

Council meeting ■ The next Murrindindi Shire Council meeting will be held at the Alexandra Chambers at 6pm on Wednesday, April 24. The agenda will be published at the Shire’s website prior to the meeting.

Youth Week at KG

■ There are many Youth Week activities at Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Parkbetween Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 14. There is an interpretive Out of Africa display, learn about WWI and listen to talks by military historian Terry Phillips. Details: Dennis Ward on 0418 356 768.

Harry helps KLW

■ Harry Bowen manned a lemonade stand for two days in order to raise $38.60 funds for the Kinglake West Fire Brigade . Brigade members are grateful to Harry who wants to be a f irefighter ... and a magician.

Electric vehicles

■ Two new electric vehicles have joined the Yarra Ranges Council fleet, as part of a trial to help Council reach its carbon emissions reduction target of 30 per cent by 2020. The Hyundai IONIQ EVs will be powered by the solar panels on top of Council’s offices, via recharging stations onsite. Mayor Cr Tony Stevenson said Council was committed to proactively reducing carbon emissions wherever possible.

Youth mental health

■ Ongoing funding for a satellite headspace service in the City of Whittlesea is the first step in helping young people with their mental health. Mayor Cr Lawrie Cox said Council was pleased learn the Federal Government would fund a headspace satellite service in the City of Whittlesea but he said more was needed. “This will mean young people can find the support they need in their local area rather than having to drive to Greensborough or other centres in neighbouring municipalities.”

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Press not invited ■ The Alexandra Times representative was miffed when he was excluded from the drinks session that followed the first Yea Roads Board meeting, 150 years ago. “Mr Sloan, the newly-appointed Chairman, then invited the members of the Board to a glass of wine at Oliver's Hotel, but as we were not invited, we cannot record the brilliant speeches which were made on that occasion,” the scribe noted in the issue of April 24, 1869. “Mr Webster moved that the Manager of the Union Bank be communicated wth, with the view of borrowing £200 to pay the preliminary expenses of the Board. “Mr McLeish seconded the motion, which was carried. “Mr Webster moved and M r McLeish secon ded, that tenders be called to repair the three bridges between Cotton's pinch and Yea. “Mr Grant moved and Mr O'Dea seconded, that tenders be asked for doing the printing of the Board.”

Met at hotel ■ “Mr O'Dea moved and Mr Grant seconded, that the Government Gazette be applied for. Carried. “Mr McLeish moved and Mr Grant secon ded, that all future meetings of the Board should be held on Saturdays at 2 p.m., at Oliver's Commercial Hotel.

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“MrWebster seconded the motion, and stated that his reason for doing so was that the Court-House was damp and cold in winter, and anything but comfortable. “Mr Ker could corroborate what Mr Web- said about the Court-House as being an uncomfortable place in winter. The motion was carried. “Some other unimportant business was transacted, and the first meeting closed.”

150 years on ■ Perhaps there are a few similarities between life in 1869 and 2019, especially concerning the public’s view on banks.

“The duty of the honest journalist is seldom more difficult to perform than when he has to decide between the dictates of what he owes to the public, in whose interest he ought to labour, and what he owes to those who are his immediate employers, and on whom wilI fall the pecuniary loss sustained by any legal mistake in the length to which he is justified in going to protect the public from grievous wrong and corruption. “We have seldom felt more pressed with our grave responsibility than on the present occasion; but we feel that if ever risk is to be run, it is now, when two topics, each of the utmost importance and concern to the general,

and especially to the mining community of the colony, have been forced upon our notice by late events. “The two topics to which we allude are, The Integrity of the Bar, and the Rectitude of Bankers and Banking Institutions ; than which, we apprehend no person wil: contend, are there any questions more deeply involv ing the progressive welfare of a mining community.” With the 2019 environment including Royal Commissions on banking, and the integrity of a Police informant, the 150-yearold argment has some merit.

Traditions continue ■ The second meeting of the Yea Road Board in May 1869 received a letter from Whitelaw and Sons, publishers of the Alexandra Times, offering to handle the local advertising of the Board. The publication, in its news columns, pointed out that the Board was obliged to officially appoint a newspaper as its official organ for advertising purposes. Messrs Webster and Ker moved so, and a bonus came with the printing of forms. There was also a tender from Messrs Drysdale offering to secure bridge near Yea, and make bridges at Mr McKenzie's, and Cotton's Pinch, for a bulk sum of £27. The Union Bank offered a £200 facility subject to guarantee.

Yea Bowls Club, 1903

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From Our Files - 30 Years Ago Wednesday, April 26, 1989

Which war?

■ Yea RSL President Col Egan and stalwart member Arch Hodson visited Flowerdale Primary School to tell the story of ANZAC Day to pupils. Head teacher Wayne Boulton and parents were impressed with their efforts, but the one most impressed was the pupil who asked Mr Hodson “Which war did you fight in?” Hoddy didn’t think he looked that old.

Vets lead parade

■ Vietnam veterans led the ANZAC Day Parade in Yea, 30 years ago. They were Robert Walsh, Bill Wearne, Derrick Guye, Norm White and Robert Higgi ns. “After too long, Yea was asble to say ‘welcome home’,” our newspaper remarked. ■ “Drummer ‘Butsy’ McIntosh joked that he might have to borrow the Editor’s trademark braces. Seems as though the tartan didn’t spread as it used to. ‘Clicker’ and ‘Butsy’ laughed that champion piper Grant Rawlin played at 120-to-the-minute, their pace was probably more like 75.”

Fire memories

■ Popular Molesworth Fire Brigade identity John Jeffery gave some of his thoughts of the early days of the Molesworth Fire Brigade, when the new station was opened in April 1989. In the early days of the railway at Molesworth, fire breaks were chipped by the railway workers using shovels. In later days, after the line was closed, the areas were not grazed by nearby landowners, and the land became a fire hazard. The Highlands to Cathkin fire on February 4, 1927, was caused by rabbit poisoning. During this time a Chevrolet car owned by O’Callaghan’s had come down Dropmore Rd when the hood of the car caught fire.

Max defends SEC

■ Whittlesea MLA Max McDonald said the State Electricity Commssion had been “most active” in upgrading the standard of service within the Kinglake Area. “The number of blackouts have been reduced substantially since 1982,” the former SEC official said.

10 seek seat

■ Ten candidates sought the Liberal Party pre-selection for the McEwen electorate candidacy. One candidate was Frances Bailey, of Yarra Glen, businesswoman. Others were Robin Adams, Mayor of Bendigo; John Barker, Guy Cameron, Domenic Cichello, Tom Ingpen, Ian Lindsay, Bruce Reid,Adam Steen and Jim Tehan.

Yarck drug radid

■ Alexandra detectives seized abhout 300 marijuana plants and three large bags of dried heads in a raid at Yarck. Sources estimated the drugs to be valued at about $300,000. The raid was conducted by Det. Sgt Ian Welch, Det Garry Gray and Sen. Const. Keith Coutts

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● Yea Bowls Club, 1903. Back row: Eaton Stannard Purcell, storekeeper; William George Gibson Ramsden, curator/laborer; Arthur Hawden Smith, agent; William Redpath, publican; Hewith MacIntosh Smith, hairdresser. Centre row: Edgar Rule, bank manager; James Taite, chemist; Charles Dyson, dealer; Thomas Watson Connell, ironmonger; William Hannah Stephenson, farmer. Front row: John Curthew Sanders, president/grazier; David Onley, secretary/ storekeeper; Rev. David Milne, clergyman, Scots Presbyterian Church. Photo: Alan Thorley, Yea and District Historical Pages.

■ Alexandra Shire President Cr Worrall Jones took exception to a report in The Age about the Council’s plan to introduce a rural retreat living zone. Age writer Caroline Milburn was said to have claimed that the Alexandra community was divided and was preparing for a battle that could resound across the state. Large ads were placed by ‘protagonists’ in the scheme.

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Dob in a dumper, says Nillumbik Cl ■ Nillumbik Shire residents are being asked to dob in a dumper as their Council cracks down on the amount of junk dumped almost daily across the municipality. Council is also looking at installing CCTV cameras at known dumping hot spots and is asking residents to not only report rubbish that is dumped, but sightings of any culprits in action, to help bring them to justice. Residents are being asked to phone the 24-hour EPA hotline or Council. Cr Karen Egan, Mayor, said figures showed Council was incurring significant costs each year picking up rubbish and taking it to the transfer station. Cr Egan said not only residents but also businesses were dumping rubbish including matresses, dozens of tyres, burnt-out old cars, television sets, household waste, builders’ rubble and even asbestos across the Shire, often at night. “It’s disgraceful! What makes it worse is every time asbestos is dumped, Council

● Cr Karen Egan, Nillumbik Mayor has to call in a special hazardous waste team to dispose of it.” There were 852 callouts from residents over dumped rubbish from July 1 last year to March 1 – that works out to on average 30 callouts a week. On a bad day, council officers can make up to four trips a day to the transfer station. The situation has been ongoing for many years and is getting worse. Council is able to issue fines ranging from $200 to $322 – but the penalty can be around $5000 if it goes to court, particularly if asbestos is involved.

Environment and Sustainability Chair, Cr Jane Ashton, said catching the culprits was difficult. “Last week alone so much rubbish was dumped that Council had to put on two extra trucks and take four extra staff members off their normal duties to help out.” “People are dumping rubbish to avoid having to pay costs at the transfer station. “But their selfish actions mean the cost of this is borne by all the ratepayers,” Cr Ashton said. “Dumping rubbish is not only expensive but degrades the environment and makes our beautiful Shire look messy. The money spent on this could be used for other community services.” Cr Ashton urged residents to consult Council’s website on how to responsibly dispose of rubbish and to use their one booked hard waste collection a year. The 24-hour EPA hotline is on 1300 372 842 or phone Council customer service on 9433 3111.

Nats look to ban farm trespassers ■ A re-elected Federal Liberal and Nationals Government will introduce new legislation to make it an offence to use a carriage service, such as the internet, to disclose personal information to incite trespass on agricultural land where that could cause commercial detriment, says Nationals candidate Mark Byatt. Mr Byatt, who is standing for Indi, welcomed the announcement. He said farmers in Indi and North East Victoria needed protection from extreme activists who are targeting their homes, businesses and families. “Australians rely on our local farmers across the Indi electorate and the agricultural industry every day and they should not be subjected to the illegal invasion of their property and their privacy,” Mr Byatt said. “There must be consequences for this extreme behaviour. “The use of personal information like names and addresses to incite people to break the law is just not on and we need to take strong measures to ensure these activists feel the full force of the law.” If re-elected, the Liberal and Nationals Government will pass laws which will ensure that what Aussie Farms is doing is illegal and punishable by up to 12 months’ imprisonment. The Government will ensure these new offences have appropriate exemptions such as those for bona-fide journalists and whistleblowers. “Our farm and agriculture sector is a $60 billion industry, employing thousands of Austra-

● Mark Byatt, Nationals candidate lians including many jobs across the Indi electorate, and we can’t afford to put this at risk because of the actions of these extremists,” Mr Byatt said. “I know that the overwhelming majority of farmers and primary producers do the right thing and care for their animals humanely, and they shouldn’t face this type of law-breaking and deliberate targeting. “The Nationals in Government fight day in and day out to protect our farmers and agriculture industry, as well as the businesses in our communities which support them. We will ensure extreme activists are called to account for their actions.”

Clearing Sale at W’sea Showgrounds ■ Whittlesea Agricultural Society is hosting a Clearing Sale on Sunday. May 5. Members of the public are invited to list their unneeded/pre-loved goods for sale (commission based) and come along on the day to buy. The General Goods auction starts at 10am and Machinery starts at 12 Noon.

■ Council's new Grants and Contributions Program has six different streams of financial and in-kind support and is open to not-for-profit community groups, businesses and event organisers within Murrindindi Shire. ■ The Yarra GlenANZAC Day march will start at the Police Station at 10:15am

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Fire risk reduction

■ Everyone needs to play their part in managing long grass and fire hazards on their properties, says Murrindindi Shire Council. The Council is a news release to focus on the reduiction of the risk of fire and to keep the whole community safe “The summer of 2018-19 was one of the hottest and driest in recent history, meaning fire danger was a concern for the whole community,” the Shire statement said. “Council brought forward its roadside slashing program which was mostly completed by December. In some places we added a second and even third cut where required. “Council's Community Safety officers inspected over 2000 residential properties across the Shire to ensure owners were maintaining their properties appropriately. “Residential properties are inspected at least twice during the summer period and are constantly monitored to ensure continuing compliance. This constitutes well over 4000 inspections in total. “Council's Community Safety officers issued more than 500 'Fire Prevention Notices' to Murrindindi Shire residents and businesses over the course of the summer calling for property owners to clean up long grass and fire risks or face a fine or other enforcement action. Mayor Cr Sandice McAulaysaid Council received more than 100 complaints from residents across the Shire who were worried about long grass on neighbouring properties. "This shows the level of unease residents have about safety during the fire season. Council takes community concerns and its legislated responsibilities to minimise fire risk extremely seriously," Cr McAulay said. "Our Council officers work closely with local fire brigades and other authorities, such as the Department of Land, Environment, Water and Planning, to identify and work with property owners to get their fire risks under control. "Unfortunately, even after warnings from Council, some property owners still fail to comply with their fire prevention obligations and as a result we have to take further action to ensure the safety of the community. "In these situations, Council can and will step in to undertake the work and then send the invoice to the landholder. It is important the work is done to ensure the safety of the community but it is not appropriate that rate payers foot the bill. "In worst case scenarios, when warnings and being billed for necessary fuel reduction work fails to motivate property owners, Council will issue an infringement notice or fine as well,” Cr McAulay said.

3 town dinners

■ Murrindindi Shire Council's Community Planning Project is set to start rolling out over the next month. The Community Planning Framework, developed by community working groups, is being trialled in Yea, Marysville and Toolangi/ Castella. Murrindindi Council is inviting residents, business owners, farmers and community members for dinner and a chat as part of the Project. Mayor Sandice McAulay said the Project aims to empower communities to plan and deliver the things their towns need for the future. "The three dinners - one in each of the pilot towns - are an opportunity for the communities to come together to start talking about priority projects for the future of their towns. "The first dinner will be held in Yea on Thursday May 16, with dinner in Toolangi/ Castella on Thursday May 30 and in Marysville on Thursday June 13. The events are free and will run from 5.45 to 8pm," Cr McAulay said. To register, contact Council's Community Planning Unit on 5772 0333.

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What The Papers Say Statistics down

■ The overall crime rate in Mansfield has dropped by more than 30 per cent in the last 12 months - the lowest levels seen in five years. The Crime Statistics Agency recently released its annual figures, year ending 2018, with Mansfield results showing a decrease in offences across the board. - Mansfield Courier

Market moves

■ The Seymour Community Market has a new home and an inspired new attitude to go with it. Last month’s market set up shop in King’s Park and with only three days to notify market goers, had tremendous crowds for the event. Stallholders and buyers are hopeful the success of the last market will continue and grow as the new King’s Park location has a lot more potential for the monthly event to expand. Seymour Community Market coordinator Michelle Kettels was thrilled with last month’s outcome and has high hopes for what is to come. - Seymour Telegraph

$10,000 for appeal

■ The Eastern80 charity bike ride has successfully raised $10,327 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good FridayAppeal. Organiser of the event Norm Orr was pleased with the figure raised from the event in February. “It was a fantastic day; we had a fair few new riders get involved. “We had 65 riders this year compared to 70 odd last year but we still raised over ten thousand dollars, which was fantastic.” - Mountain Views Mail

Burglar on CCTV

■ Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for assistance following a burglary in Kilmore on Sunday, March 31. Investigators have been told an unknown offender scaled the roof of a Powlett St business about 2.45am before accessing the shop and office areas. Once inside, he allowed an unknown number of other offenders to enter the premises. They then stole a significant amount of power tools, hand tools and car audio equipment before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. Detectives have released images of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries. - North Central Review

Checkout camera

■ Coles shoppers feel their privacy is being invaded and have threatened to abandon the supermarket giant as it trials cameras at selfserve check-outs to deter shoplifters. The tablet-sized cameras have been installed in up to 12 of Coles supermarkets across Melbourne. Leader has seen the cameras in three Coles stores in the eastern suburbs including Ringwood Square, Forest Hill and Burwood. The cameras are directly above checkout monitors and shoppers can watch themselves packing their bags on a tablet-sized screen. It is unclear if the cameras are recording any footage. - Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader

Bus stop puzzle

■ Outdoor chairs are being mysteriously left at bus stops along a busy Nillumbik route. People in the area have been left scratching their heads, questioning whether the chairs are a thoughtful gesture or some sort of practical joke. But whatever the reason, the chairs serve a purpose for relieved commuters along Research-Warrandyte Rd as most of the route’s bus stops have no seating. When motorist Susan McCormack was driving along the road last month she first noticed two plastic outdoor chairs at one of the route’s bus stops. - Diamond Valley Leader

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Court Lists Seymour Magistrates’ Court - Criminal Case Listings Thursday, May 2 Plaintiff / Informant / Applicant vs Defendant / Accused / Respondent. Information Division. Victoria Police - Mcfarlane, A (39495) v Doody, Natalie. Highway Patrol-Fawkner Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Coomans, Bradley. Office Of The Chief Commissioner DEDJTR - Ward, S v Makris, Emmanual. Dept Eco Dev, Jobs, Trans & Resources Victoria Police - Houguet, B (40313) v Farrell, Darren. Victoria Police - Houguet, B (40313) v Slade, David Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Quattrocchi, Taylah. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Sloper, Geoffrey. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Garbutt, E (35708) v Sloper, Geoffrey Kenneth. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Gough, P (25565) v Ramsay, Corey James. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Chacksfield, Luke. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Serong, Geneveieve Kaitlyn. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Bolger, Jamie. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Mann, Albert. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Poulopoulos, C (42417) v Keating, Jake. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Heslop, Jessica. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Brown, Jason. DtuSeymour Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Ferraro, Peter Lawrance. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Cavanagh, J (38037)v Ennis, Daniel. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Dangal, A (42686) v Brander, Steven William. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Rhead, A (40227) v Scott, Garrie Talwopen. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Rhead, A (40227) v Pollard, Shane Thomas. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Tennant, Jay Brian. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Brown, J (42049) v Brown, Jason. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Duff, D (35543) v Christie, Corey. UniNagambie Victoria Police - Porter, I (33403) v Gilliland, Justin John. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Newbury, D (22528) v Campbell, Kim. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Urbans, Belinda Leigh. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Spicer, Brooke. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Mizzi, J (30000) v Roder, Jill. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Wright, B (36938) v Christie, Corey. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Mizzi, J (30000) v Sheard, Jarrod. State Hwy Patrol-North

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Victoria Police - Jones, S (36434) v Mcqualter, Daniel. Uni-Benalla Victoria Police - Micallef, M (43981) v Gamble, Jacqueline Anne. Uni-Sunshine Victoria Police - Gough, P (25565) v Ingham, Carol Ann. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Crossing, J (42422) v Tempest, Caitlin. Uni-Seymour DHHS - Simpson, E v Muller, Jennifer Annette. Department Of Health And Human Services Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Breen, Nicholas. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Crossing, J (42422) v Plumbe, Kylie. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Engel, M (21896) v Kipping, Joel Christopher. Ciu-Alexandra Victoria Police - Mion, C (40159) v Brown, Jason. DtuSeymour Victoria Police - Campbell, W (32334) v Jackson, Biame Khardine. Uni-Lilydale Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Draper, Darcy James. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Jackson, Biame. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Wright, A (31459) v Sims, Terry. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740) v Webb, Justin. Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Quattrocchi, Taylah. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Voisey, A (41594) v Quattrocchi, Taylah. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Kamali, V (42448) v Austin, Daniel. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Thornton, A (41692) v Webb, Justin. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Woosnam, J (31061)v Matthews, Peter Kevin. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Gough, P (25565) v Wall, Jared Darcy. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Glogolia, A (40255) v Gentilin, Luca. UniMernda Victoria Police - Rhead, A (40227) v Dellaway, Christopher John. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Di Napoli, D (42089) v Gentilin, Luca. Uni-Craigieburn Victoria Police - Jenkins, G (38909) v Gentilin, Luca. Highway Patrol-Fawkner Victoria Police - Maynard, E (38468) v Anderson, Paul Dallas. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Minhas, A (40000) v Anderson, Paul Dallas. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Dixon, S (30331) v Sloper, Geoffrey. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Tait, W (37033) v Taylor, Christopher John. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Bending, S (39833) v Roycroft, Joshua. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Walton, A (40916) v Selvaggio, Paul. Uni-

Broadford Victoria Police - Bending, S (39833) v Taylor, Adam. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Walsh, M (38049) v Jackson, Biame. UniMarysville Victoria Police - Laurie, Z (42443) v Thorpe, Michelle. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Lampkin, B (33527) v Licciardi, Santos. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Moroney, Mark Edward. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Brown, Jason. Community Corrections Centre Victoria Police - Curry, R (40565) v Dib, Eddie. UniWhittlesea Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Thompson, Reece Aaron. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Simmons, Dylan. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Sterio, Debbie Lee. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Horsfield, Matthew. Seymour Community Correction Centre Community Corrections Centre - Macdougall, M v Ennis, Daniel Joel. Community Corrections Centre Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Horsfield, Mathew Leigh. Community Corrections Centre Friday, May 3 Victoria Police - Fidler, T v Swan, Jarratt. Seymour Tuesday, May 7 Victoria Police - Bennett, N (36915) v Gilchrist, Duston . Ciu-Mitchell Thursday, May 9 Victoria Police - Carlisle, M (44148) v Millman, Adam Robert. Pcet-Mernda Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Carman, Stephanie Kristeen. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Robinson, S (43940) v Stacy, Myla. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Walton, A (40916) v Mcqualter, Daniel James. Uni-Broadford Victoria Police - Yates, C (42281) v Williams, William. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Newbury, D (22528) v Greenaway, Earl. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Newbury, D (22528) v Mason, Simon. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Newbury, D (22528) v Mason, Simon. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Robinson, S (43940) v Smith, Michael James. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Enabosi, Kelvin. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Story, Harold. UniSeymour Victoria Police - HallPoulios, D (40888) v Davidson, Kathryn. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Malane, B (36738) v Robl, Kohner. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Laurie, Z (42443) v Bolger, Jamie. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Derrett, R (33398) v Mills, Todd. DtuSeymour Continued on Page 19

From Our 1919 Files

Welcome home

■ A welcome home and presentation will be made to a number of returned soldiers at the Hurstbridge Hall to-morrow (Saturday) evening. A welcome home will be tendered to Pte. A. W. Benson tomorrow (Saturday) evening in Mr. M'Kendrick's barn, Glenvale, to which all friends. are cordially invited.

Easter Sports

■ Strath Creek Easter Sports will be held at Strath Creek on Easter Monday, and in the evening there will be a dance.

Yea Flower Show

■ The annual flower show, under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church, was held, in the Shire hall, on Friday and Saturday, when the hall was laid out as at former show.

Seymour death

■ We deeply regret to record the death of Mr. Charles McAuliffe, which took place suddenly at Seymour on the 10th inst.. The deceased gentleman was a brother of Mr. Wm. G. McAuliffe, late of Panton Hill.

Larceny charge

■ On the information of Arthur Smith, formerly of Eltham, Arthur Fisher, motor garage owner, of St. Kilda, was prosecuted on a charge of larceny as a bailee. It appeared that in.August of last year Smith left a motor bicycle, which he valued at £60, with Fisher for repairs. Smith for some months made no inquiries as to the progress of the repairs, stating that he did not know Fisher's business address. At last he issued a warrant for arrest of Fisher. The evidence showed that the machine in Fisher's shop had been repaired and had never left the garage, and was simply kept pending the arrival of its owner. The charge was dismissed with £5 5s costs, the Chairman of the Bench commented strongly on the conduct of informant in laying such a serious charge on insufficient grounds. The case should never have come before the Court.

Scrubby Creek

■ The Presbyterian Church at Scrubby Creek held a congregational meeting on Sunday evening, April 6th. Miss Lorna Owen was unanimously appointed organiste to the Church. Messrs. Ben Owen, J. Jolley, J. Gingles, Hector Robinson, and James Gingles, jun., were appointed members of the Church committee. Mr. Ben Owen was unanimously reappointed Secretary of the Church. The minister (Rev. Douglas Brace), who presided, congratulated those elected and commended them for their zeal and energy in the work of the Church.

Skin disease ■ The front of the thigh upon the area covered by the side pocket of the trousers, and on the chest beneath the pocket in the shirt or blouse. The area involved appeared pink-red, with slightly raised yet diffused edges which tended to spread and seemed moderately infitrated. At times there was intolerable itching, and again this was entirely absent. Upon inquiry it was learned that in each case the patient had been in the habit of carrying a box of safety matches in the pocket overlying the area involved. Upon removal of the matches, washing of the garments, and application of soothing remedy the dermatitis at once disappeared.

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From Page 14 Victoria Police - Paisley, D (38009) v Irvine, Brett. Water Police Victoria Police - Oraha, Y (42872) v Hyatt, Andrew. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Mullett, K (39188) v Schembri, Ryan. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Mullett, K (39188) v Schembri, Reece. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Mullett, K (39188) v Hajiyasemi, Jayson Angel. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Mullett, K (39188) v Catalano, Michael. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Coleman, R (39955) v Molnar, Paul. Ed3 Tasking & Coordination Victoria Police - Cavanagh, J (38037)v Willis, Valerie. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Poulopoulos, C (42417) v Williamson, Sam. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Poulopoulos, C (42417) v Berry, Michele. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Westgarth, R (32813) v Turner, Craig. UniKinglake Victoria Police - Bennett, N (36915) v Brothers, Christopher. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Porter, I (33403) v Humphries, Simon Vincent. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Raynor, S (20606) v Essa, Safa. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Bennett, N (36915) v Phelan, Rachelle. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Nunn, Allan. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Dawson, C (35574) v Geoghgan, Mark John. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Kamali, V (42448) v Gleeson, Jamie. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Sanderson, L (41694) v Sayers, Michael. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Haddad, M (44362) v Biddlestone, Jake. Pcet-Seymour Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Norwood-Cook, Callum. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Rossetti, T (42521) v Sayers, Michael. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Grant, B (28598) v Johnson, Rachael Jade. Ciu-Mitchell Victoria Police - Mion, C (40159) v Carassellos, Nicholas. Dtu-Seymour Victoria Police - Gellis, C (43205) v Meagher, Steven. Uni-Doncaster Victoria Police - Smith, B (29408) v Dryden, John Leigh. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Newsome, J (42138)v Meagher, Steven. Operations Response Team Two Victoria Police - Dawson, C (35574) v James, Benjamin Daniel. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Dawson, C (35574) v Gray, Kelly Jean. Highway Patrol-Seymour Victoria Police - Rogers, M (40077) v Robl, Khonen. UniSeymour Victoria Police - Bortolotto, C (40740)v Davies, Matthew. Victoria Police - Varnam, H (41854) v Biddlestone, Jake. Uni-Eltham Victoria Police Pezzimenti, P (32040) v Welsh, Dylan Luke. Highway PatrolSeymour

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Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Stiles, Jack. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Donohue, B (41483) v Delahunty, JesseLee. Uni-Wallan Victoria Police - Woosnam, J (31061)v Turgoose, Kelly. Uni-Nagambie Victoria Police - Wells, B (37438) v Milne, David Wayne. Highway PatrolSeymour Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Ryan, Tegan. UniKilmore Victoria Police - Dowell, C (24892) v Fitzpatrick, Dean. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Bateman, Howard. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Page, J (38565) v Grubb, Joanie. CiuSwan Hill Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Stefanutti, Eliana. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Community Corrections Centre - Masunu, A v Pastuazka, James Henry. Community Corrections Centre Victoria Police - Donohue, B (41483) v Rowlands, Shane. Uni-Wallan Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Colenso, Ricky. Community Corrections Centre Community Corrections Centre - Masunu, A v Nicolosi, Caine Ross. Community Corrections Centre Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Cooper, Matthew. Community Corrections Centre Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Colenso, Ricky Keith. Community Corrections Centre Community Corrections Centre - Cochrane, S v Cooper, Matthew. Community Corrections Centre Friday, May 10 Mitchell Shire Council Clark, S v Shearer-O'brien, Tallulah Adriaana. Mitchell Shire Council Victoria Police - Thornton, A (41692) v Jones, Dean Jeffrey. Uni-Seymour Victoria Police - Sutcliffe, S (41832) v Wilkie, Jake. UniCraigieburn Victoria Police - Fidler, T (41595) v Brandi, James. DtuSeymour Victoria Police - Webster, B (41109) v Lovett, Jake. UniKilmore Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals - Hampson, J v Dominguez-Smith, AnneMarie. Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals - Hampson, J v Dominguez-Smith, AnneMarie. Royal Soc. Prevention Cruelty To Animals Victoria Police - Costa, C (28340) v Wilkie, Jake. Crime Manager-Mitchell/Benalla Community Corrections Centre - Levett, G v Wilkie,

Jake. Community Corrections Centre CommunityCorrectionsCentre - Levett, M v Wilkie, Jake. Community Corrections Centre Victoria Police - Engel, M (21896) v Jasionek, Matthew. Ciu-Alexandra Victoria Police - Fraser, P (35913) v Hume, Aaron David. Uni-Kilmore Victoria Police - Fabbo, D v Jones, Jonathan. Seymour Community Corrections Centre - Peacock, T v Jones, Jonathon. Seymour Community Corrections Centre - Levett, M v Wilkie, Jake. Community Corrections Centre Tuesday, May 14 Victoria Police - Holcombe, S (39769) v Smith, Kadel. UniBroadford Mansfield Magistrates’ Court Tuesday, May 7 Victoria Police - Crawford, G (37574) v Adams, Brooke. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Pelling, N (35235) v Adams, Brooke. UniMansfield Wednesday, May 8 Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008) v Kirley, Brett Leigh. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Owen, A (43352) v Brough, Aaron. Transit North T&C Victoria Police - Ioannidis, C (30723) v Smith, Ashley. State Hwy Patrol-North Victoria Police - Cusack, S (28652) v Stillman,Aaron. CiuAlexandra Victoria Police - Watkins, R (33441) v Wilson, Troy James. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Woodstock, S (39399) v Dhillon, Ranjit. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Stevens, M (34763) v Daly, Chaise Tyrone. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Stephens, S (40205) v Peters, Zoe Brooke. Uni-Alexandra Victoria Police - Conolan, S (29374)vSicura,Mark.WaterPolice Victoria Police - Straughair, P (39535) v Thang, Chan Awi. State Highway Patrol South East Victoria Police - Newbury, D (22528) v Courtney-Dunlop, Brigid. Traffic Camera Office Victoria Police - Swan, P (39871) v Jenkins, Caleb. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Watkins, R (33441) v Cowton, Jeffrey Alan. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Magnay, E (42352) v Burke, Cobin. UniMansfield Victoria Police - Swan, P (39871) v Nia, Rangimana. Highway Patrol-Mansfield Victoria Police - Walsh, M (38049) v Papadopoulos, Katrina Anne. Uni-Marysville Victoria Police - Mclachlan, M (29272) v Tobias, Brendan Andrew. Highway PatrolMansfield Victoria Police - Moser, A (32525) v Mariani, Luca. Highway Patrol-Shepparton Victoria Police - Nolan, M (31536) v Ingpen, David Thomas. Uni-Mansfield Victoria Police - Hamill, I (22768) v Bevan, Christian John. Uni-Echuca Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008)v Fitzpatrick, Kenneth. Office Of The Chief Commissioner Victoria Police - Chief Commissioner Of Police (00008)v Stephens, Sean Bradley. Office Of The Chief Commissioner

● Mick Wearne with grandchildren Jordan and Casey Moran at Yea.

● Tom O’Dwyer and daughter Ruby at the Yea Football-Netball Club.

● Ash Walsh and Brian D’Arcy at quarter-time at The Rec., Yea.

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History ● From Last Week ■ “The church was then ceiled, varnished, handsomely decorated, and furnished with a new pulpit. "Step by step,'" said Mr. Swift, "our path was made clear for us, so that we maay say, in the words of the psalmist, 'The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof are glad.” “Mr. Swift ministered in Alexandra until his death. He was a native of t he State of Maryland, U.S.A.. and arrived at Melbourne in April, 1854. “Prior to undertaking active church work he engaged in various business enterprises and at one time had a sawmill in the Dandenong Ranges. “Before coming to Alexandra he was in charge of the Presbyterian Church at Murchison, and when leaving there he was given a present of 200 guineas. “He had a coffin on hand at Alexandra for a few years before his death and a tombstone prepared in Melbourne. “The old manse was afterwards pulled down, and a new manse erected, Mr. J. R. Ferguson being the contractor.”

● Alexandra Catholic Church - current day.


■ The Standard of November 16, 1934 said: “A fourth article, dealing with St. Mary's R.C. Church, will be published at an early date. The early newspaper files have yet to be searched at the Public Library.” It took until June 7, 1935, for this report to appear: Alexandra Catholic Church. “A few months ago we printed details of the establishment of several churches in the Alexandra district, but held over an account of the early days of the Roman Catholic Church, as the files of the Alexandra Times contained no reference to the erection of the church building in the later half of of the 60's. “It is evident that the building was erected prior to 1868, as in a paragraph in the Times of June 5, 1868, reference is made to a tribe of blacks on the hill near the Catholic Church. Alexandra formed part of the Mansfield parish in the early days. “The following details are taken from file copies of the Times and Standard : “Near the Catholic Church on the hill a small tribe of blacks have been camped for some time past, who keep up a tremendous yabber at night, to the great annoyance and inconvenience of the persons residing in the neighborhood.” - June 5, 1868. “The Rev. Father Courtenay arrived here last night. We feel assured that his old friends, of whom there are many here, will be glad to see him.” - June 23, 1868. “It will be seen by advertisement that the Rev. Father O'Dowd, of Melbourne, will preach a charity serm on in the Catholic Church on Sunday morning next at 11 o'clock, in aid of the building fund of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. - Sept. 25, 1868. “We had the pleasure of visiting the Roman Catholic school on Monday last, which school is conducted by Mr. Sheehy in a manner reflecting great credit upon that gentleman. “Fifty-one children of different denominations were present. “They appeared neat, cheerful, and well disciplined, and their general efficiency showed careful training. “The building in which the school is held is admirably situated for such a purpose.

● Alexandra Uniting Church - current day. “It is also lofty and well ventilated, miscreants of our township, ,who in any thing either to the church or any a free current of air having healthy this villianous spirit of the most reck- other benevolent purpose, he could play through it. less vandalism, have smashed no have been the more easily forgiven, “Mr. Sheehy has sixty four pu- less than 150 panes of glass. but to rob a man in the act of givng pils - Jan. 29, 1876. liberally is a crime which should not upon his roll and an average atten“On Sunday week last, in conse- be forgiven in this world or in the dance of about fifty. There is no quence of the visit by Archbishop next. Government subsidy attached to this Gould and the Rev. Father Kelly, -Feb. 26, 1876. school.” there was an unusually large amount “Our Roman Catholic readers - Jan. 21, 1869. of silver collected at the Roman and others who have had the plea“We have heard with pleasure Catholic Chapel. sure of an interview with Father J. that Father McGilicuddy has been “Mr. Kelly, storekeeper, of H. O'Connell, of this district, will be so successful in the interests of his Darlingford, thought it was a favor- sorry to hear that he met with an acreturn visit amongst us that already able opportunity for laying in a stock cident while bathing at St. Kilda, has realised what will entitle the in- of sil ver, and purchased £I0 worth, which has necessitated his removal habitants of these parts to an ever- which he counted and put in his from our midst. lasting monunment, in the shape of pocket-handkerchi ef and placed on “We are given to understand that a pillar within the precints of one the mantelpiece in the comnmercial a testi monial in the shape of a purse noble cathedral church.” room at the Corner Hotel, intending of sovereigns is being liberally sub- June 9 , 1871. to take it upstairs to his bed room as scribed to. (Father McGilicuddy was col- soon as convenient. “The Rev. Father D. O'Reilly has lecting for St. Patrick's Cathedral, “After talking a little to som e been appointed to the district, and he Melbourne.) friends in the room, the silver was at the Alexandra Chapel “The extension of St. Mary's forgotten, and the room became officiated for the first time on Sunday last.” Church, Alexandra, has at last been empty for a few minutes. - Feb. 23, 1878. decided on. Two wings with knee “Mr. Kelly, who was talking to a “The wooden church roofs are to be added to the present friend on the verandah of the hotel, (which, in parts, was perchedbuilding on high building. The contractors are suddenly remembered that he had blocks) collapsed, and as is sisted by Messrs. Cameron, Rutherford, and left the silver and went back tothe Graham.” room, but lo, and behold, the pocket a storm, fell to the ground. A new -July 5, 1873. handkerchief and its contents had church was decided on. “We quote from the Standard of “The Rev. Father Barrett will disappeared. April 16, 1886 : celebrate Mass in Alexandra at the “Sergeant McCormack, who was “The ceremony of laying the foun usual hours - 9 and 11 o'clock.” close at hand, had a fine opportunity - March 28, 1874. of getting on the quarry, as the foot- dation stone of the new Catholic “His Grace the Archbishop of prints were fresh and the scent must Church, at Alexandra, took place on Melbourne, the Right Rev. Dr. have been strong, but notwithstand- Sunday morning last, and was perGould, will administer the rite of ing his experience our active officer formed by the Rev. Prior O.C.C., in the presence of a large assemblage. confirmation in the Roman Catholic of the police failed. “The locale of the new edifice is Church, Alexandra, on Sunday - the “In finding the slightest clue that 13th February. could lead to the guilty party. It has h mid-way between the structures that The celebrated lecturer, controver- not even been observed that any one serve as houses of worship for the sialist, and preacher, Father Kelly, has had any unusual supply of members of the Episcopalian and Presbyterian denoninations, and the S.J., will accompany the Arch- threepenn bits of late. bishop, and will preach at the morn“We under stand that Mr. Kelly, position is so far an improvement on ing and afternoon services. in purchasing the silver referred to, the site of the old church inasmuch “Our Roman Catholic residents gave a donation of 45 to thechurch as it is situated near the foof of the are making every possible effort to . Now if the mean thief had stolen hill instead of at the summit, thereby repair the dilapidations made in the £10 from anyone who never gives rendering it more accessible to wor-

shippers, and will be appreciated during the winter months and dark nights. (The Presbyterian Church has since been removed to its present site in Downey Street). “It redounds greatly to the credit of the members of the Catholic Church in this locality - who are not numerically strong - that they have been able to see their way to undertake the task of building a church of the description decided upon. “Doubtless the chief merit is due to the indomitable peserverance and indefatigable zeal of Father O'Hanlon and his able coadjutors Messrs. Dodd, K. Kelly, Jeffers, T. Nilen, and last but not is least, the able secretary to the committee, Mr. J. Gloster, all of whom have been most assiduous in their efforts to raise funds for the buildng. “In thus awarding, as far as we know, praise to whom praise is due, we are not remindful of, and should be remiss in our duty if we failed to record, the activity and earnestness displayed in the progress of this movement by one who has been called to a higher tribunal than the church militant here on earth. “We refer to the late Edwin Kelly, whose memory still lives in the minds of his fellow townsmen, and whose last appeal to ourselves and other townsmen was on behalf of the funds for the erection of this same edifice. “It was Mr. Kelly's highest ambition to see a structure built in Alexandra if worthy of the church of which he was so devoted a member, but it was ordained otherwise; and in thus referring to the dead we do not detract in the least from the good work effected by the living, “Mr. T. Carison is the contractor, the amount of his tender being £600. “After the imposing ceremony of laying the foundation stone according to the rites of the Church, had been finished on Sunday morning, by the Rev. Prior Butler, assisted by Father O'Hanlon, the assemblage formed in order, and marched to the Shire Hall, the delivery of an address on the ground being dispensed with, as Mass had to be celebrated and a sermon delivered by the Reverend Prior in the Shire Hall. “Amongst the visitors present was a large number of persons from Yea, noticeable amnong whom were the President of the Yea Shire (Cr. Quinlan, J.P. ) and Cr. J. McCormack. “After Mass had been celebrated, the Rev. Prior preached an eloquent sermon, taking for his text 11th to 15th verses of 9th chap. Hebrews. “The opening of the church by the Rev. Professor Delany is fully reported in the Alexandra Standard, of Sept. 24, 1886. “We take the following extracts from this report:-"Punctually at 11 o'clock on Sunday last the Rev. Professor Delany, of All Hallows College, Dublin, assisted by the esteemed clergyman in charge of the parish, “Rev. Father O'Hanlon, commenced the imposing ritual observed by the church counected with the blessing of a new building .... Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Professor, who preached from the Gospel for the day, "No man can serve two masters ... You cannot serve God and Mamon."' “On April 11, 1923, brick additions-sanctuary and a new sacristywere blessed by His Grace Archbis hop Mannix. “The cost of the work was £668, and the Archbishop congratulated Rev. Father Willis and members of the church on the fact that paying for the work there was a credit balance of £50 on hand.”

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Yea murder story grips Victoria ■ Victoria was consumed by the murder mystery at Yea when Mrs Jospehine McLaughlin was murdered after returning from a dance at the Shire Hall in 1922. At first, vagrant William Crisp was detained, then 35-year-old laborer Reuben Fox was charged with the murder. “Reuben Fox, 35, laborer, was arrested today and charged with the murder of Josephine McLaughlin,” reported the afternoon Herald newspaper on Tuesday, July 25. “William Crisp, who bad been detained on a charge of vagrancy, was subsequently released. “Comment that might connect the arrested man with tho crime is, of course, not permissible, but a general statement may be made of police inquires prior to tho latest development. “For two days the police have been inquiring into thestatoment of Michael McLaughlin, that last Saturday week his wife was chased across a paddock and threatened, and a report by two boys that after the dance which Mrs McLaughlin attended on Saturday night, they saw a man near tho scene of tho tragedy. “Tho broken glass found is that of an Abbot's lager beer bottle, bearing label "UG1." There are beer stains on the glass, indicating that tho bottle was full When broken, and the strands of hair adhering to it correspond with that of tho dead woman. “This is regarded as conclusive proof that she was first attacked at thespot where this glass was found — a point which had previously been in doubt. “The police theory is that, dozed by the blow that shattered the lower part of her forehead and cut into her nose, thewoman turned and fled across the paddock toward the river, not knowing where she ran, and, in her confusion and terror, running in the opposite direction of that to herhome. “At the bottom corner of the paddock she crawled through the wire fence into tho lane, where it is regarded as probable she collapsed with exhaustion and from the effects of the blow. “Here her assailant caught up with her and, with maniacal fury, battered her to death with a heavy stick which, bearing several strands of human hair, is in the possession of the police. “He then pushed her through the lower fence and carried her down to tho river, 200 yards away, where he flung her into the reeds. “Detective Bruce, of Benalla, who is in charge of the investigation, said this morning that the work of Peter and George, the blacktrackers who returned to Dandenong yesterday, was as successful as it could have been in what were most unfavorable circumstances. "In weather such as this," he said, "to be '24 hours late is practically to lose all chance of following tracks. “Had tlie blacktrackers arrived soon after the tragedy occurred they would most likely have been able to track the murderer from where the body was found. “Detective McArthur, the fingerprint expert, was also unfortunate in that the frost which had covered the beer bottle afterwards melted and interfered with that were obviously finger prints. “An unexplained feature of the

that all who knew the man thought likewise. “‘I did not hesitate to say so to his face," Fox added. “Fox, when arrested, made no statement beyond saying that he was not guilty of the crime. “Apart from Detective Bruce, Senior-Constable Commonsand Constables Searle, Nolan and Knapp were associated in the arrest. “It is alleged that the bottle which was found broken was purchased at E. S. Purcell & Co's store on Saturday evening at about 6 o'clock. “H. Forbes, who sold the bottle, states he remembers the transaction perfectly. “William Crisp, who was held on a vagrancy charge, has been released on his own bail.” Next day (Wednesday), The Herald reported on Reuben Fox been remanded to Melbourne: “Rouben Fox, 29, a sturdily-built man, was brought before Mr Purcell, J.P., this morning and charged with the murder of Josephine Jane McLaughlin, who attended a dance in Yea on Saturday night, and whose body was found in the Yea River on Sunday. “Fox was represented by Mr Caples. Constable Searle gave evident that with Detective Bruce and Constables Knopp and Nolan he went to Fox's house on Tuesday and arrested him. “They found there blood stained clothing, of which they took possession. “The accused man. who did not plead, was then remanded to appear at the City Court on August 23. “Mr Caples formally applied for bail, which was refused. Fox seemed to feel his position bitterly, and had been crying. “He will be taken to Melbourne by tonight's train in charge of Constables Nolan and Knopp. “The coroner's inquest will be held at Yea on August 25,” said the July 26 issue of The Herald. The Argus morning newspaper said that Reuben Fox lived in small house fronting the Yea railway station. The Argus said that the Police asserted that kerosene had been used in an effort to remove stains on the clothing. Fox said this had been after a fall on June 26. Police said that the footprints found at the river bank were identical to the boots wore by Fox on the Saturday evening.

● Reuben Fox, pictured in The Herald, July 26, 1922. Reuben Fox had been the sanitary contractor for the Shire, The Argus said. His recent work had been ploughing a paddock where the murdered woman crossed to get to her home. “Fox was a spectator at the dance on Saturday night where he was the worse for liquor. “This morning an employee of one of the Yea stores notified the police that he had sold a bottle of lager beer. “The police are believed to have important evidence.” The Age newspaper said that Fox’s boots, when found by Police, were still wet. “It is stated that Fox visited the husband of the murdered woman on Sunday and expressed sympathy with him in his trouble. “He was on the scene of the tragedy on Monday, and discussed it with townspeople. “Yesterday he took a reporter and a photographer over the ground, and, discussed the tragedy with them. “He has been photographed many times. Late last night he appeared to be visibly affected by the tragedy,” The Age reported. The Herald (Aug. 2) reported that Fox seemed to take little interest in proceedings when he appeared at the City Court.

● "Victim of the crime: Mrs J. McLaughlin. Mrs. J. M'Laughlin. This photograph was taken a few years ago, and the baby, whom the wormm is nursing, his grown into this bright liitle child." - Melbourne Herald. July 25, 1922 stated to have been wearing when “He lives in a three-roomed cotshe left the house. tage at the east end of the town, and “The police are making a close is a laborer. search for the missing articles. “Formerly Fox was a seaman and “Mr George Hamilton, who was at one time he was the district cempresent at the dance where Mrs etery attendant. McLaughlin was last seen, and dis“Fox will appear before the Yea covered the body in the river, says Court tomorrow, and will probably that when he left the Shire Hall at be remanded for eight days. “The detectives, who visited Fox's about 11.30 p.m. “Mrs McLaughlin was still there. house this morning, statp that they She had not been dancing with any- found ,a blue suit, which ho had been one, and it was considered rather wearing, at the dance on Saturday night, soaked in blood. unusual that she should be there. “His hat was also blood - stained. “Mr Hamilton, who was asked by Constable Searle to assist in the His boots were sodden and covered search, made inquiries of those who with mud. “An extraordinary coincidence, attended the dance. “Thelatest evidence shows that they state, is that Fox's boot is the Mrs McLaughlin was the last to same size as Crisp's, and is worn through n the same place. leave the dance hall. “When I was down . on the river “A man who made a statement to the police yesterday that he saw a bank this morning examining the man standing by t he river with blood scene of tho crime I was joined by on his clothes, has disappeared. He Fox, who volunteered to lead me to the various places of interest and exwas last seen at Seymour. “The police regard as important plain how the crime must have been the statement of two boys, aged 12 committed. freely expressed the opinand 13 years, that they were return- ion“Fox that a of the town (not ing about 1 a.m. from the dance Crisp) wasresident the guilty party, and said which the dead woman attended. “On passing the lane which leads down to tho paddock where the crime was committed they saw a man who had been at the dance and had been very dritnk. “The man had shown himself previously in the evening to be very violent. “McLaughlin has applied to the police for financial assistance for the burial of his wife at the Yea cemetery. The interests of his children, aged two, seven, and 10 years respectively, are being watched. “McLaughlin, for many years, has been assisted by his wife's earnings as a charwoman, and the family has always lived in poor circumstances,” reported The Herald. The Herald’s ‘Special Reporter’ described the accused man: ● “Under the shadow of grim tragedy: Where the Murdered Woman Lived at Yea. “Reuben Fox, who has been arrested on a charge of having murA picture of the home at Y«a where Mrs. J. M'Laughlin lived with hor husband and three dered Mrs. M'cLaughlin, is. 29 years children. She was returning to the house on Saturday night when she was attacked and of age. foully done to death. Her body was then thrown into tho Yea River.” - Herald, July 25, 1922

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Fox’s beer purchases became key evidence ■ The City Court was crowded when Reuben Fox, 35, was charged with having murdered Mrs Josephine Jane McLaughlin at Yea in 1922. “Fox appeared calm, and interjected intently to the Police's brief outlined on the case against him,” reported The Argus on August 3, 1922. “Sub-inspector T. Coonan said that on the morning of July 23 the body of Mrs. McLaughlin was found in the River Yea. “She had left her home on the previous night to to a dance, and she was seen returning towards her home. “A post-mortem examination showed that she had several injuries on the head, that been inflicted before the body was placed in the river. "The accused, who was arrested on July 23", confirmed by witness, "was seen at the dance and late that night was seen going in the direction of the scene of the struggle. “His clothes were examined, and were found to be blood-stained, and It was also faound that he bought a particular brand of beer bottle, which was used to inflict the injuries on the unfortunate woman. “The inquest into the death of Mrs McLaughlin has been fixed for August 15 instead of August 23.” “‘Mr T. Caples (for Fox): I only want to say that my client denies all knowledge of the crime. “The blood stains and the beer bottle can be explained.” The Herald (Aug. 9) said: “Looking calm, but with fingers twitching nervously, Reuben Fox appeared before Mr T. O'Callaghanat the City Court this morning, on remand, charged with the murder of Josephine J. McLaughlin at Yea between July 22 and 23. "I want to ask a question," he called out to the bench. "Are the detectives allowed to ask the other prisoners in the yard about me? They have been doing so." “Mr O'Callaghan: If you have any complaints to make, put them in writing before the governor of the prison.” The inquest was held at Yea by Mr C.J. Rogers, P.M. “Michael McLaughlin, laborer, said that be was the husband of Josephine Jane McLaughlin. They were married about 11 years ago,” said press items syndicated around Victoria on August 16. “They had lived in Yea for about five months, and he had been on good terms with his wife. “On Saturday, 22nd July, his wife was working in the township, doing some washing and cleaning. “She returned home about 4.45. Sbe spoke of a dance in the Shire Hall that night, and said, “Could I go to it?” “Witness suggested that she should take Micky, his son, with her, but she said it would not look nice to take him, as she would be- coming home late. “Witness told her to .take some silver, and she took a shilling aud tied it in her handkerchief. “Witness told her to go along the road, and not come home through the paddocks. “She said she would do that, as on the previous Saturday night, as she and Micky were coming through the paddock, they thought someone followed them. “She said she would be all right,

the body of the murdered woman on 24th July. “He believed that death was due to wounds on the head, and that the wo man was dead before she entered the water. “The wounds could have been made by a bottle or a stick. There was no evidence of violation. “George Manson Hamilton, produce merchant, of Yea, said that on the morning of ‘23rd July h found the body in the river. “Georg Henry Joseph Wagstaff, laborei', said that on 22nd July he met Fox at a football match. At half time- he had drinks with Fox and then returned to the match. “At three quarter time they went.and had four or five drinks at one hotel and three or four at another. “That evening witness obtained two bottles of bfeer from an employe of. E.S. Purcell Company’s store. The beer was drunk by witness and Fox “Witness and Fox remained at the street plantation until about 8 p.m., when they went to the dance. “They went to McLeish’s hotel, McLeish refused to serve them. They returned to the dance, and after a few minutes witness went home, leaving Fox in the porch. It was then about 11.57pm. “Witness did not see Fox buy any hottle beer that afternoon or night.” ● After hours purchases of Abbots Lager from Purcell’s Store The Argus reported that became key evidence in the Yea murder trial in 1922. Archibald Forbes, grocor, emand told witness not to worry about ing my wife’s name, and saw a pool ployed at Purcell's store, said that Fox came to the shop on the Saturher. of blood near the fence. “She kissed them all goodbye, and “I told Searle of the discovery, day evening and asked for two bottles of beer. told witness to put the baby to bed. and Searle told me to go home. “Witness demurred, as it was 10 “Witness identified clothing as “I knew Reuben Fox, and did ,a that worn by liis wife when she left. few days’ work for him just before minutes past 6 o'clock, but Fox said “There was no mark, other than my wife’s death. My wife remarked that he was going straight home. He rust stains or a tear, in the under- that Fox was a man she would hot was served with two bottles of Abbots lager. These (witness believed) clothing produced . trust. “Witness put the baby to bed “She said that -when I got some were branded ‘U61’ like other bottles in the same bin. No other customer when his wife left, and then sat talk- money Fox owed me. ing with the other children, aged ten “To Mr: Caples—The man who bought Abbots Iager that day. “Alfred Ramsden said that about and eight respectively. follow ed Mrs .McLaughlin through “After midnight witness went at the paddock on the previous occa- a quarter past 7 o’clock he sold Fox two bottles of Victoria bitter ale.” intervals, to the door and looked for sion was named Crisp. his wife. He heard someone coming “Before the body was found Fox The beer had been sold at the back along the road between midnight and came to my home -and shouted, “Are door of Purcell’s store. “Daniel McLeish, hotelkeeper, one o’clock. He sang out, “Is that you in, Mick ?” you coming. Tot?” but then “I said I believed my wife had said that between 9 and 10 p.m. on recognised the person approaching been murdered. Fox replied, “Oh, l July 22 he handed Wagstaff, who was was a man named McLean. Witness am sorry.” Fox then said, “How, do accompanied by Fox, two bottles of did not speak to him. you know?” I replied, “Because Abbot's lager labelled U61. “Mr Menzies: Would they leave “About 2 o’clock he thought he there is blood and hair on the scarf.” heard someone call out, but was af- Fox said, “Oh, the ---- that did that with the bottles? “Witness: No; they coolly sat terwards convinced that'it was not wants burning.” I did not say I saw down by the fire, so I took the light anyone. Witness call out ‘Tot’ sev- my wife in the river. eral times and then returned inside. “Mr Caples—Have you told any- and left them in the dark. “Continuing, McLelsh said that “About 4 o’clock witness took a one that they had you in the gun? hurricane lamp and went to see if “Mc Laughlin—No. But I have between 11.30 p.m. and midnight the dance was still in progress. He told people that I have a clear con- Fox and Wagstaff again came to the hotel for beer. found that there was no dancing, and science. “Witness's son said: "Give them went back home. “You say you got on splendidly a bottle to got rid of thern." “On his way home witness found with, your wife. —So I did. “Wagstaff went into the parlor his wife’s handkerchief near the “Have you ever asked a man track, with the shilling still tied in it. named Jerry Betteson for a loan of and Fox followed witness outside, and was given a bottle of Abbot's “The handkerchief was lying be- his gun to shoot your, wife ?—No. side a broken beer ' bottle.' “Did you ever threaten your wife lager labelled U61. “Fox dropped the bottle and it “Witness then went for his life that if ever she went. to a dance she home, and before he got inside he would never go to another?—Never. broke. Witness gave him another sang out to the children, “Is Mummy I was only too pleased, to see her bottle of the same brand, and the two men departed. home?” They replied, “No.” enjoy herself. “The bottle was then in the pos“Witness then went up to “Was your wife in the habit of session of Fox. During that day witMcLean’s and asked the McLean bring ing liquor home ?—No. boys if they had seen his wife. They “Further questioned, M'Laughlin ness sold no other Abbot's lager. Maurice M'Lelsh, motor driver, said “No.” said — I worked when I could get it. “Continuing, McLaughlin said : I have not worked in five or son of the previous witness, said he “Accompanied by my son, I re- six‘weeks. My last job was for Fox. saw Fox and Wagstaff in the hotel turned to the township and woke Before coming to Yea I was rabbiting between 11.45 and 11.50 p.m. on Constable Searle, who joined in the and doing odd jobs at Trawool, July 22. “To Mr. Caplcs: I was in the hotel search. where for about a month my wife bar that day, but did not serve any “Soon after daylight I found my worked at a hotel. wife’s scarf lying in the paddock. I “I did not refuse work at Trawool. bottled beer. “Evidence was then called, to went down among the rushes, call“Dr Colin Campbell said that he made a posttmortem examination of show that there was no Abbot's U61

lager in stock in xiny other hotel in Yea on July. 22. . “Detective Bruce said that on July, 23, he arrived at Yea and took charge of the investigations. . “With Constable Searle, he went to Purcell’s paddock. There he found portions of a broken beer bottle. Attached to a portion of the glass was an Abbot’s label. “Witness, Searle and Constable Nolan walked to the river end of Gifford street. Near the fence they saw a pool of blood. There were bloodstains on tho bottom wires. “Two portions of a broken stick were found. Footmarks were discovered on the river bank. In one heelmark were marks of projecting nails. “Later, witness found strands of hair, mixed with the glass. of a broken bottle. “Continuing, Bruce said that on July 25, with constables, he went to Fox's house in Station street. Fox came along, and said, "Do you want to see me?" “Witness said, "Yes; we will go inside." They went inside the house, which was of four rooms, and had a poor appearance. The front room, in which a fire was burning, was the only one containing furniture. “Witness said to Fox, "I suppose you know what we want to seeyou about?" “Fox replied, "Yes; about this murder. I had nothing to do with it." “Proceeding, Bruce said that he said to Fox: "Were you at the dance on Saturday night?" Fox answered: "Yes. . "Witness said: "How were you dressed?" Fox said: "In a blue suit and tan boots." On the floor witness saw a blue suit and picked it up. It smelt of 'kerosene. Witness examined the clothes and saw several bloodstains on the trousers, coat and vest. “ Witness said: "How do you account for the fresh bloodstain?" Fox replied: "I bad a court case about a month ago. I got drunk and fell over and cut my eye. That is how I got the blood on my clothes." “Witness said: "You have been cleaning this with kerosene?" Fox said: "Yes." “Witness said: "When and Fox replied, "On Friday, after the court case." “Witness said: "This kerosene is wet. If you had cleaned thc suit, then it would have evaporat ed." Fox said: "Thai's when I put it on." “Witness said: "Have you cleaned tho suit since?"- Fox replied: "No.". Considerable amounts of blood were seen on the tie and hat that Fox had worn on the Saturday night. “Froceeding, Bruce said he asked Fox to show his hands. Fox did so. On the ball of each thumb and one finger of each hand were several cuts. Witness said: "How did you get theso cuts?" Fox replied: "By cutting tobacco." “Witness asked: "Are you right or Ieft-lianded”? Fox said he was right-hand ed. Witness then asked: "How do you account for the cuts on tho left thumb?" “Fox answered: "You cut both hands cutting tobacco." Witness said: "But these cuts are diagonal and all ways." Fox replied: "That is how 1 done it." ' “Fox answered: "I don't care, I never done it." Witness took Fox to the police station, where he made a statement.

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‘Mrs McLaughlin frustrated the designs of the man’ ■ Reuben Fox pleaded not guilty to the murder of Mrs Josephine McLaughlin at Yea in 1922, when the case went to Court in September of that year. A press report said: “Before Mr Justice Cussen, in the Criminal Court to-day, the trial was commenced of Reuben Fox, aged 29, on a charge of having at Yea, on or about 22nd July last, murdered Josephine Jane M‘Laughlin married woman. “The accused pleaded not guily in loud, clear tones, and challenged three urors to the Crown’s six. He was defended by Mr H. Shelton. “The case ‘for the Crown as outlined by Mr Macindoe, was that a social evening was being held in the Shire Hall at Yea on the evening of 22nd July last, and the deceased woman, who was much respected, and was living in happy relations with her husband and family, was present as a spectator. “When she left the hall it wad alleged that she was followed soon afterwards by the accused, and that there was a chain of circumstances that connected him with the discovery of her dead body at the river side on the following morning. “The evidence was a repetition of that previously given and the hearing of the case had not concluded when the count adjourned.” The Argus (Sep. 22, 1922) said: “Mrs. McLaughlin was murdered while returning alone from a ball in the Yea Hall, and the Crown case, as outlined by Mr. Macindoe on the previous day, is that Fox, having been repulsed by the woman, murdered her with a blow on the head with a beer bottle and put her body in the Yea River. “Mr. H. Shelton has been retained by the Crown for the defence of Fox. He is instructed by Mr. Caples, of Yea. “The first witness called yesterday was Detective James Bruce, who went into the box carrying the clothes alleged to have been worn by Fox on the night of the tragedy. “He said that on the road to the river he found bloodstains on a wire fence, and a strand of hair near where the broken lager beer bottle was found. “On July 25 he interviewed Fox. Witness said to Fox, "I suppose yon know what I have come for?" Fox said "Yes, you have come about the murder, but I know nothing about it." Asked for the clothes he had worn, Fox produced various articles in which he said that he was attired on that night. “The coat was bloodstained on the lapel and under the right arm. Asked how he accounted for the bloodstains, Fox said, "I fell down and cut my face some days ago." “A witness called the attention of Fox to the fact that the kerosene stains on the coat were freshly put on, apparently for the purpose of cleaning. Fox replied. "Anyway, that is when it was put on." “Turning over a quilt Bruce found a wet handkerchief. Fox said that he had used the handkerchief to clean his suit some weeks earlier. “Upon the hat which Fox wore there were fresh bloodstains. “Mr. Shelton objected to it being put to the jury that the stains were fresh. There was no evidence of it so far. “Bruce, continuing, said that he examined Fox's fingers and found both thumbs and the third and fourth

● finger on both hands cut in different directions. Fox said that he had injured his fingers when cutting tobacco. “Bruce replied, "You could not cut the fingers on both hands while cut ting tobacco. You may think that by cutting your fingers you can obliterate your finger prints, but the skin will grow." “Fox said, "I do not care. I did not do it." “Bruce then put in a statement which was made by Fox. In the statement Fox said that on July 22 he was at a football match in the afternoon. He had been drinking with George Wagstaff. “When he heard the music in the hall he went over, but he left the hall through the shire hall yard. He went home alone and saw nobody. “Mr. Shelton -Did you see Fox about during your investigation on the Sunday between the day of the tragedy and the day of his arrest? Bruce.Yes. “He was posed in most of the photographs taken by the newspaper men, was he not? -I do not know. “He made no attempt to burn or destroy the clothes did he?-Not as far as I know. “Do you know now that after two months the suit still smells of kerosene?-Yes, and I know that the suit has been confined in a box since I took possession of it. “Dr. Clarence George Godfrey, Government medical officer, said that he had examined the fingers of Fox on August 4 and August 11. There were a number of cuts on the fingers and thumbs which had been made within three weeks of the day of ex animation. “Mr. Shelton.-Have the cuts now disap peared ? Dr. Godfrey entered the dock and examined Fox's hands. He said that they had disappeared except for a scar on the left thumb. “Mr. Shelton.-Is that a permanent scar? Dr. Godfrey.-I would not say that. It is a bruise or a cut of a different type to the others. “John Searle, a mounted constable of police, said that he played in the band on the night of the ball at Yea. He described the finding of the body in the Yea River. “Mr. Shelton.-When, Crisp was detained, there were bloodstains upon his clothing were there not? “Searle.-A few spots. “What became of his boots? Were they retained ?-No. ? “Mr. Justice Cussen.-How is this im portant? “Mr. Shelton.-The police fitted the boot of Crisp into the impression

High Street, Yea, in the early 1900s. “Fox-Yes. on the river bank. “McLaughlin (from the body of “Senior Constable Commons said that he compared Fox's left boot the Court).-You are a liar. “Mr. Shelton.-Tell us what ocwith a footprint on the bank of the curred. river. They corres ponded exactly. “Fox.-I saw a man there, and I “John George Hoddon said that on June 26 he saw Fox fall over and said "Is that you, Wagstaff?" The cut his face. Fox did not get any man said "No, it is Mick." I said "Can blood on his clothes. He was cut on you do with a drink, Mick?" and he the cheek, and he had blood about said "Yes." I gave him a drink out of the bottle, and thinking that the eye. “Witness, in reply to Mr. Shelton, McLaughlin looked like a man who said that he took Fox home and put had consumption, I decided that him to bed. Fox might have had some would not drink out of the same bloodstains which escaped his notice. bottle. I went away, and I did not “George Barnes and Angus come back “You heard the schoolboys say McArthur, fingerprint experts connected with the Criminal Investiga- that you went in the same direction tion Department, pro duced finger- as Mrs McLaughlin. What do you print photographs to show that Fox's sav to that?“Lies; I went home around the fingers had been mutilated. “Charles Albert Edward Price back of Oliver's paddock. I saw a said that he examined Fox's coat and hotel waitress in a doorway with a detected a blood discoloration. On the man. I know the girl. I got home at outside of the right sleeve he noticed 10 minutes after 12 o'clock. “Where were you on the Sunday small stains as well as one on the left sleeve and the back. On portion of morn ing.-On the Sunday, morning I the lining he discovered human blood. saw McLaughlin, and he said, "I “On various other parts of the have lost my wife," I said, "Yes; so clothing he found blood. Some of it you were telling me." “Had he been telling you?-Yes; proved to be of human origin. “Mr Shelton said that a chain was on the previous night he told me that no stronger than its weakest link. his wife had left him. After we talked When he came to the end of his de- for a while on the Sunday he said, "I fence he thought that the jury would think my wife is in the river: that old say that every link was so weak that ___, Bill Crisp, did it." I said "Why no reliance could be placed upon any do you think that Crisp would do it?" and he said, " I do not know." of them. The Argus (Sept. 22, 1922) re“Fox would go into the box and ported that the jury, after six gours tell them where he was that day. “The accused left the ballroom deliberation, failed to agree in the 20 minutes after Mrs. McLaughlin, case. “His Honor said the case was a and it was shown that Mrs. McLaughlin lived within 10 minutes' peculiar one, and that possibly further investigtion would not be undewalk of the hall. “Reuben Fox said that he was a sirable. Bailwas refused,” noted The single man, and he "bached" alone Herald. Reuben’s second trial took place in a house in Yea. “He had nothing whatever to do in October. The Argus said: “Sitting calmly with folded aims, with the death of Mrs. McLaughlin. On the morning of the tragedy he was Reuben Fox, a labourer aged 28 at work in a paddock known as yearslistened in the dock of the Criminal Court yesterday to the Oliver's paddock. “During the morning he went to evicence given in his second trial for the river to obtain some opossum the murder of Josephine Jane skins, and later he came home to McLaughlin, wife of Michael McLaughlin, a labourer of Yea, on lunch. “Having dressed he went into the or about July 22. Mr Justice Schutt township and bought some meat and is on the bench. “Fox challenged seven of those vegetables, and visited several hocalled to act on the jury. It was his tels. “One of the bottles of beer pur- only manifestation of interest for the chased was placed by him behind an day. Seven of those called stood aside on challenges by the Crown. engine near the shire hall. “Proceedings in the present case “Mr. Justice Cussen.-What bewere practically the same as those came of it? “Fox.-I have no idea. I could not of the previous trial. Mr Norman O'Brien has joined Mr Macindoe in find it. “Mr. Shelton.-Did you see the conduct of the Crown case, and Mr Shelton (instructed by Mr. T. McLaughlin near the Shire Hall?

Caples of Yea) is appearing for the defence. “Dr Colin Campbell, who was unable through illness to attend the last hearing, was among the first witnesses yesterday. “He described cuts and wounds on the head of the dead woman. She had a bruise on the neck as if she had been seized by the throat. Death, which was due to cerebral hemorrhage, had occurred before the body entered the water. “Michael McLaughlin, husband of the dead woman, repeated the evidence given at the previous trial. He said that his wife eft to go to the ball with his full permission - in fact, it was he who had suggested that she should go. “He had never quarrelled with her at any time and there was no truth in the statement that he had said that if she went to another ball "it wouldbe her last." “It was also untrue that he had sought to borrow a gun for the purpose of shooting his wife. “He reported the story of his search during the night and of the finding of his wife's body in the river in the morning. “A pathetic figure was Michael Harold McLaughlin, the son, aged 10 years, of the ormer witness. In answer to Mr Justice Schutt he said that he knew that if he told lies he would go to hell. “On the night in question he could not sleep as the lights were lit and he was crying "be cause mother did not come home." “His father remained m the house until 4 o'clock in the morning. “Mr Justice Schutt-How do you know that it was 4 o'clock ? “Witness-Because father said, "it is 4 o'clock." He then took the hurricane lamp and went out to look for mother. “Henry Dean, a schoolboy, said that he was at the Yea Shire Hall on the night of the dance. He saw Mrs McLaughlin leave the hall, and soon after Fox left the hall, crossed over the plantation and passed down the road in the direction that Mrs McLaughlin had taken. “Mr Maeindoe said that it was suggested bv the defence that Detective Bruce wished to convict someone and e did not care who it was. “The defence was based on lies and the most cruel of thcase was the he which sought to put the blame upon McLaughlin the husband of the dead woman.” The Age (Oct. 21, 1922) reported that the jury in the second trial had also failed to agree. “Mr Justice Schutt addressing the jury, said - It is a most regrettable thing but I am sure that jou have done your best, you are now finally discharged.” “Fox said that it was possible that his footprints were on the bank of a river at a certain place, as he had gone there to hide opossum skins. He had never recovered the opossum skins. “Referring to this statement, Superintendent Potter said that if Mr Macindoe, the Crown Prosecutor, desired tit, a detective would bo sent to Yea to make a search lor tlie skins. A third trial of Reuben Fox was ordered, with Fox remanded again. Mr Justice Mann was on the bench on November 21. Continued on Next Page

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Accused man found not guilty, discharged ■ Reuben Fox was acquitted of the Yea murder, when the case was heard for the third time in November 1922. The Herald (Nov. 24) reported: “Summing up at the Yea murder trial in the Criminal Court this morning, Mr Justice Mann drew the jury's attention to the fact that of five or six witnesses who testified to having seen Fox on June 26, only one witness, called by the accused, saw blood running or dripping from a wound over his eye. “The third trial of Reuben Fox, 29, sanitary contractor, on a charge of having murdered Mrs Josephine Jane McLaughlin at Yea on or about July 22, was concluded before Mr Justice Mann and a jury.- Fox was found not guilty, and was discharged. “Mr H. C. S. Macindoe was in charge of the case for the Crown, and Mr H. Shelton (instructed by Mr T. Caples, of Yea) conducted tho defence. “Fox, when giving evidence, claimed that the bloodstains alleged to have been found by the police, on his clothes after the murder, came from a wound which he had received; over the eye on June 26, when in a drunken condition. “Further commenting upon that phase of tho evidence, Mr Justice Mann said that none of tho witnesses had observed any traces of blood on Fox's clothing. “One man stated that he took Fox home and put him to bed without seeing any bloodstained clothing. “Haying lived alone, said his Honor, Fox had not the ordinary opportunities of proving an alibi. “It had been put to the jury that Fox visited McLaughlin's house the day after the murder, and that that was not the action of guilty man. “On tho other hand, the Crown said that it was quite consistent with guilt, that Fox went there to find out how the land lay. “After the jury retired, Mr Justice Mann, in reply to a point raised by Mr Maclndoe, said he was satisfied that there was no evidence in regard to Fox's state of mind that would justify a finding of manslaughter. “There were loud cheers all over the court, and especially in the gallery, when at 3.20 p.m. the jury brought in its vordict. “It was a tense moment for Fox, but his face brightened in a flash. “Facing Detective Bruce, Fox almost shrieked, "How do you like that, Bruco?" “As Fox left the dock several rela tives and friends made a wild rush to congratulate him. They were told by t he police to keep away. “There was not eve n standing room in the court. Outside the court several salvoes of applause were heard. “After embracing and shaking hands with his relatives and friends in the sorridor, Fox wormed his way through an excited crowd into Lonsdale street, where he received a further ovation. “He walked down the street with a body of supporters and disappcared into a shop.” The Argus report noted that the witness who sold Fox some meat on the day of thc murder was positive that Fox did not call for it on that night; and another witness (Forbes) had said that Fox did not call at his house for a bag. “He (Fox) had said, that he had

● From The Herald. November 24, 1922. done. The wituess McClure was “After four hours' deliberation the sure, on the other hand, that Fox had jury returned into court with a verdict called and obtained the bag as stated. of not guilty. “Fox having lived alone was not “Fox turned in the dock to where in a position to prove an alibi. They Detec tive Bruce was standing and should bc guarded in accepting any asked "How do you like that Bruce?" evi dence in respect to time and in“Several people in the court tervals of time when the person giv- broke into cheers and, in spite of an ing the evidence was relying on admonitory ges ture from the court memory and had not looked at a crier, continued to cheer. watch. That would be considered in “Fox was discharged, and the connection with thc interval between crowd hur ried out of court and broke the time that Mrs. McLaughlin was into cheers as he appeared. said to have left the dance hall at “Thc police cleared the crowd; Yea and the time at which Fox was and the people walked down said to have left. Lonsdale street. “It was urged by thc defence, that “McLaughlin, the husband of the Fox could, had hc so desired, have murdered woman, who had sat a burnt the blood-stained necktie and melan- choly and wasted figure durthat it would never have been missed. ing the whole of the three trials shook “He had, the defence urged, given hands with Detective Bruce and left over his clothes freely for examina- the court. tion. “He went into the street, and pass“Before retiring thc foreman ing down Lonsdale street met the asked Mr. Justice Mann, in view of crowd that had been cheering Fox. the fact that 1/- had been found in a “Thc assemblage broke into cat handkerchief in the possession of calls and derisive shouts.” Mrs. McLaughlin, whether there The Age newspaper headlined its was any evidence that a charge had coverage as ‘The Yea Murder been made for attending the ball. Scenes of Excitement - A Sordid In“Mr. Justice Mann.-There is no cident’. evi dence except that it was in aid of “The third trial of Reuben Fox, the band, and therefore it could 29, ex-sanitary contractor, on the hardly have been a free entertain- charge of murdering Josephine Jane ment. McLaughlin, atYea, on 22nd July last, “Thc Foreman. - Did not only in circumstances that were exone witness say that this woman was tremely brutal and revolting, came seen at the dance? to a sensational termination at “Mr. Shelton.-One other witness 3.30p.m. yesterday. be sides Tosh had seen her at the “The jury, after four hours' retiredance. ment, returned a verdict of not giulty “By direction of Mr. Justice amid a scene ot great excitement. Mann, William Henry Tomkin was The tension, particularly amongst recalled. He said that the price of those intimately associated with the admission to the dance was 2/, but accused mnn, was obviously great, that women were ad mitted free. and the foreman's announcement was “The Foreman asked if Fox in his received with a yell of relief, folevi dence had said "I gave lowed by cheers that rang through the McLaughlin a drink" or "I gave court. McLaughlin the beer." “The majority of tlhe spectators, "Mr. Justice Mann read extincts however, were silent. from the evidence which showed that “The official comamnd for siFox had said that he had given lence rang throughout the court. It McLaughlin the bottle. passed un heeded.

“Weeping women and girls and gcsticulating men and youths pressed towards and fought for the court exit in order to secure positions outside for the welcoming of the man who, after three trials, including two disagreements, had at last been relieved of legal responsibility for one of the most terrible crimes in Victorian history. “Outside the court was a scene of wild excitement. Some 300 to' 400 persons had gathered, including relatives and friends of the accused. In the excitement of the moment wild things were said and some stupid and probably idle threats were made. “At length Fox, bearing in hand his spare boots. and other garments, appeared in the lane that leads from the quadrangle. “His eyes glittering with suppressed excitement, he approached the waiting crowd and was literally receivcd into its arms, women and girls kissing him and men and youths shaking his hand and showering congratulations upon him. “Escorted by a crowd of quite 200 persons the released man walked down Lonsdale-street, stopping here and there to receive further congratulations from passers by who heard the news. “He replied rapidly and excitedly. At length the crowd reached Elizabcth-street, and gradually melted away, leaving Fox, some relatives, witnesses and friends wailing for a Brunswick tram car. “Then occurred an incident that was at once extremely sordid and distasteful “McLaughlin, the husband of the murdered woman, accompanied by his sistcr-in-law. (a sister of the dead woman), his little boy and two friends, emerged into Lonsdalestreet and moved slowly down to wards Elizabeth-street, talking. “He was stopped several times to receive the sympathy and regret of persons who expressed their repugnance at tlie gross suggestions made at the trial that he (McLaughlin) might have been aseociated with his wife's tragic end. “McLaughlin, who has been in indifferent health (owing to chest trouble) for a long time, replied with somewhat pathetic words of thanks, andcontinued his way.

“Imagining, in view of certain idle threats overheard outside the court, that some offence might be offered to tho unfortunatc man, one or two interested persons followed liim down the street. “Nothing happened until the little party abend reached Elizabethstreet. “At that moment Fox, accompanied by a number of female relatives and friends, stepped on to the Brunswick car. “Immediately the party on the tram car caught sight of McLaughlin's party, a yell of offensive derision, accompanied by waving of handkerchiefs and shouts of laughter, greeted the little family party “The long, lingering look of the unfortunate husband as he met the derisive faces of his tormentors was something that witnesses arc hardly likely to forget. “It was perhaps the most sordid and disgusting incident of the whole trial. “So ended the trial of Reuben Fox. Mr. Justice Mann, in his summing up, leaned neither to the prosecution nor to the de fence, but he emphasised the dangers of certain points of the circumstantial evidence. “After the jury bad asked several questions and retired, Mr. Macindoe, Crown Prosecutor, asked liis Honor to direct the jury that it was open to them to return a finding of manslaughter. “Mr. Justice Mann: I am satisfied there is no evidence that would justify the jury in reducing the charge of murder to one of manslaughter. I have carefully considered that. “So a plain issue of guilty or not guilty of murder, it went to the jury, with the result stated. “Now the terrible murder of Josephine Jane McLaughlin, a decent, respectable married woman, mother of three little cliildren and breadwinner of the McLaughlin household, stands unpunished. “Somewhere in Victoria a foul murderer walks free, and there was a general hope expressed yesterday that Nemiises - a false step, and unremitting vigilance by the police — will yet overtake him.” - Ash Long

● From The Argus. November 1922.

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The Arts Punch Brothers

● Punch Brothers quintet. Photo: Josh Goleman. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne and Love Police present An Evening with Punch Brothers on Tuesday, July 16 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne. Formed in 2006, Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjoist Noam Pikelny and violinist Gabe Witcher. Combining the spontaneity and improvisation of Bluegrass music with the structures of modern classical music, each member of the band is a virtuosic instrumentalist. Their fifth studio album All Ashore is the first to be self-produced by the quintet and follows their critically acclaimed, T Bone Burnett–produced 2015 release, The Phosphorescent Blues. In this new record, the quintet again attempt to make sense of the world around them with music that is both ambitious and easygoing. “The album is a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in the present climate. We were hoping to create something that would be convincing as a complete thought, in this case as a ninemovement, or nine-piece, thought,” says Thile. Among their many accolades, Punch Brothers worked with T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), particularly on tracks The Last Thing on My Mind and The Shoals of Herring. Their return to Australia is something they have been looking forward to for a while, especially given they wrote sections of this new album the last time they toured the country. “We are just thrilled to be returning to Australia this July. We had such a wonderful experience when we visited last in 2016 and have been eager to find our way back. “Interestingly enough, the beginning instrumental section of All Ashore, the title track of our new record, materialised quite spontaneously during our sound check onstage in Sydney in 2016. “So it is only fitting to finally come back and showcase the finished product,” says banjoist Noam Pikelny. Performance: Tuesday, July 16 at 8pm (90 minutes, no interval) Venue: Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre Tickets on sale now from - Cheryl Threadgold

Coherently Incoherent

■ Ben Preston presents Coherently Incoherent until April 21 at Tasma Terrace. An engineer, believer in a brighter future and explorer of all things spiritual and philosophical, Ben says he spends much of his days in a state of vague, inescapable confusion. He believes the narratives of the world seem stranger by the day, a never-ending realisation that has led him down more than one rabbit hole. In this show Ben shares the things he’s learned about himself and humanity, and walks the roads that promised answers and delivered none. Performance season: Until April 21 at 5.45pm Location: Tasma Terrace, 2 Parliament Place, East Melbourne Show Duration: 50 minutes Bookings: 2019/shows/coherently-incoherent-a-voyageinto-confusion. - Cheryl Threadgold

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Latest News

Pride Centre moment

● Pride Centre Chair Jude Munro (left); Deputy Chair Stuart Kolmorgen; Joe Ball, CEO Switchboard; Ian Graystone, Treasurer JOY-FM; Jane Smith, Board Member JOY-FM; Scott Hartley, VPC Board Member; Brenda Appleton, Chair Transgender Victoria; Kris Kornovich, VPC Board Member, Micah Scott, CEO Minus18; Nick Henderson, Committee Member, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives; and Simon Ruth, CEO, Thorne Harbour Health. Photo: Dean Arcuri “We can’t think of a better home for the VPC ■ Jude Munro , Chair of the Victorian Pride Centre, and Port Phillip Council Mayor Dick than St Kilda and we expect the resurgence alGross, were joined by representatives from some ready underway in Fitzroy Street to continue when this fantastic addition opens its doors.” of Victoria’s major LGBTIQ organisations. Monroe’s restaurant opened its doors in the They intend to call the Victorian Pride Centre home, and participated in a ceremony to mark late 70s and was a Fitzroy Street institution. the demolition of Fitzroy Street’s long standing During the 90s Monroe’s was known for welcoming Melbourne’s trans and gender diverse Monroe’s restaurant. Demolition of the restaurant will be completed community. Brenda Appleton, Chair of Transgender in time for construction of Australia’s first Pride Victoria, remembers Monroe’s “as a safe haCentre to begin in May. Cr Gross along with Fitzroy Street Business ven for trans people in the 1990’s and I look Association President David Blakeley and forward to the Pride Centre providing a safe Louise Hansen from Hansen Yuncken, cheered haven for all LGBTIQA+ people and future generations”. on Ms Munro. Sally Goldner , CEO of TransgenderVictoria She was joined by VPC board members, and representatives from Thorne Harbour Health, said: “Trans and gender diverse people have a Switchboard, JoyFM, the Lesbian and GayAr- long connection to this location as various TGD chives, Minus18 and TransgenderVictoria, as groups would hold formal committee meetings they symbolically knocked out the first brick. and casual gatherings at Monroe’s. “We look forward to the Pride Centre conThe Victorian State Government, Port Phillip Council and the local Fitzroy Street com- tinuing the same spirit of pioneering more celmunity have been extremely supportive of the ebration of diversity for our communities.” Ms Munro is conscious of the LGBT Pride Centre, recognising the Centre’s potential to revitalise the street and its connection to community’s connection to the site and to St Kilda more broadly. the LGBTIQ community. “We are ensuring that the history of site will “Port Phillip Council is proud of its history of breaking down barriers to promote a fair and be reflected in the Pride Centre, either through just community where everyone is welcome and retaining some of the materials, signage or a plaque. valued,” Cr Gross said. “Our histories are extremely precious and “This is why we contributed $13 million to the VPC. This important landmark will provide drive our commitment to creating a safe and a safe place for the LGBTIQ community where inclusive place for all LGBTIQ communities” their stories, struggles and accomplishments can said Ms Munro. - Cheryl Threadgold be shared with visitors.

It’s Supersense ■ Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic returns to Arts Centre Melbourne from August 23 – 25 in a collision of music, performance, dance and theatre. In its third iteration, the three-day durational Festival will take audiences on an exhilarating journey through epic artistry and ecstatic ritual, from artists and iconoclasts across music, theatre, dance and performance from around the world. Created by Arts Centre Melbourne with New York-based Australian performer and curator Sophia Brous, Supersense has entertained audiences since 2015 with its rich and mind-expanding programs. In 2019, Supersense curator Brous has brought together a program of internationally celebrated artists and performers who explore sacred and profane expressions of ecstatic performance. The Festival’s immersive program will be set within the labyrinth of Arts Centre Melbourne’s buildings, venues and underground walkways “I’m so excited to bring Supersense back to Arts Centre Melbourne with a program of such profound artistry and risk-taking from around

● Supersense curator Sophia Brous. the world,” says curator Sophia Brous. “Supersense is a space where we can come together and enter worlds of experimentation, beauty, extremity, transcendence and ritual. “It explores the festival as a transformative act - where the sounds, movement,, exhaustion, and ecstasy conspire with the audience’s imagination to create something completely unique and unrepeatable over three days. I can’t wait to share what we have in store.” The 2019 Supersense program will be announced in May. Arts Centre Melbourne.August 23 – 25 Visit - Cheryl Threadgold

What’s On Lower Your Expectations

● Stand-up comedian and storyteller, Rachael Millanta. ■ Stand-up comedian and storyteller, Rachael Millanta, makes her Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut this year with her show Lower Your Expectations being presented until April 21 at Storyville Melbourne in Lonsdale St. Lower Your Expectations is a mix of storytelling and stand-up comedy, inspired by the things in Rachael’s life that haven’t quite gone as her younger self had planned. Over 55 minutes, Rachael will provide the audience with an insight into her life and experiences (even the messy ones) and explore what it means to be an adult with extremely high expectations. Rachael has studied acting at NIDA, Actors Centre Australia, and the Actors Pulse, and long-form improvisation with Improv Theatre Sydney and Laugh-Masters Academy. She is a regular writer for Giant Dwarf’s SketchyAt Best, having studied screenwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and sketch writing at The Second City (USA) and Improv Theatre Sydney. Rachael regularly performs improv comedy with troupe ‘Night Shift’, was a Grand Finalist in the Theatresports Manning Shield 2018, and can be found every Sunday night at What She Said Comedy at The Chippo Hotel. Performance Season: UntilApril 21 Venue: Storyville, 185 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Bookings: 2019/shows/lower-your-expectations - Cheryl Threadgold


■ There is often a message to be told in theatre yet usually less evident when seeing something at the Comedy Festival. Ugleigh has a strong message. This comedic play produced by Crowded Together Productions under the helm of Shamita Sivabalan uses music, dance, video, with an interesting storyline to awaken the conscience around the importance of looks. Whilst the play was good, some opening night nerves were evident with some stilted performances and awkward scene transitions. Fewer set changes by the crew more, live musical numbers by Dr Wazinski (Andrew Burns) could have enhanced the overall production- more attention to detail. The performers worked well as an ensemble, David Burns particularly played his role with gusto, very funny to watch, terrific energy and a well thought character development. Nikki Nespeca has a flair for comedy with amusing facial reactions/miming skills. The use of video was an added attraction with some very amusing ‘ads’ for the Wazinski clinic. It is interesting to be encouraged to think about how important looks are when face to face opportunities arise, what extremes people will go to be accepted and the power of persuasion to make intelligent independent thinkers succumb to peer pressure. This piece of theatre would work really well in an education setting , yet was enjoyable to watch for this mostly adult audience as well. - Review by Elizabeth Semmel

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Briefs Katthy Cavalierre recipients

■ Three $100.000 fellowships have been awarded for for female-identifying Australian artists. Artists Frances Barrett (NSW), Gisele Stanborough (NSW) and Sally Rees (Tas.) are the recipients of the Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship, a major new artist fellowship established in the name of an Italian-born, Australian artist. Each artist will receive $100,000 to realise an ambitious new work to be presented in three individual exhibits at ACCA (Frances Barrett), Carriageworks( Giselle Stanborough) and Mona ( Sally7 Rees) in 2020. Suspended Moment; The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship is a major new artistic fellowship made possible with funds from the estate of the late installation and performance artist Katthy Cavaliere. - Peter Kemp

Sounds Like ■ Sounds Like explores how music engages us Through immersive installation, sculpture and performance, Sounds Like is an interactive exhibition exploring the use of sounds for artistic expression from featured artists Roger Alsop, Vicky Browne, Megan Alice Clune, Julian Day and Camille Robinson. Vicky Browne's installation Cosmic Noise is inspired by the story of two scientists in the 1960s, frustrated by a low, steady, mysterious noise that persisted in their receiver. They later realised they were listening to cosmic microwave background radiation emanating from the Big Bang, a sound that was 3.7 billion years old. RogerAlsop's work, Along the Riverrun, although sound-based, engages with written text to explore ideas and convey meaning. The work explores the sound of the nearby Yarra River through the sound of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, a piece of fiction which is renowned for its reputation as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. Megan Alice Clune lists the audio phenomenon 'aural tones' as a medium of her artwork, in which two sounds very close together in frequency are interpreted by the brain as one pulsating sound instead of two. The works of Julian Day provide a more tangible link between visual art and sound. One aspect of Day's practice investigates sound's kinetic properties. The two works in this exhibition by Camille Robinson are part of a series that the artist calls listening art. In Memory Walk , the listener draws open their own memory of a physical journey into Town Hall Gallery while they listen to and watch a binaural audio and video work. Exhibition opens May 22 and closes June 30. Gallery goers are invited to take part in a free Walk and Talk on May 11 at 1pm. Town Hall Gallery 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn - Peter Kemp

Maroondah Gallery Beyond Boundaries: Sensory Relationships with the Environment. Beyond Boundaries is a sensory exhibition by artists from Maroondah and beyond whose artworks explore their relationship with the environment. The community is invited to explore multidisciplinary artworks which collectively elicit responses from all five senses. This accessible exhibition beyond the dominance of visual appreciation of artworks and temp's audiences to touch, look, listen, smell and taste the relationships that diverse artists have with the environment. Exhibition closes May 24. Maroondah Gallery 32 GreenwoodAve, Ringwood - Peter Kemp


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Circus Oz: Neon

■ Power ballads reverb around the Melba Spiegeltent as the inimitable mistress of the microphone, Geraldine Quinn, metaphorically grabs the crowd by their shoulder pads and blasts them into the Neon-brite world that is the 1980s. Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody revs the late-night crowd as the glammed-up and glittery Circus Oz performers grapevine across the stage. Sight gags abound in this homage to all things flouro, kitsch and karaoke. Sarah Seahorse’s fabulous costumes are an eye-popping lycra extravaganza Jane Fonda would be proud to burn her glutes in. The ensemble cast of performers makes the stunts appear effortless and look like they are having as good a time as the audience. Newbie NICA graduates, Poppy Fairbairn and Zion Martyn, spin, flip and defy gravity to Van Halen’s Jump. Vince Van Berkel expertly juggles his balls to the strains of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax. Quinn belts out Bonnie Tyler as Van Berkel flies above the audience in the ‘small top’ Spiegeltent. Ian Richardson balances on one hand effortlessly to the crescendo-building strains of Phil Collin’s iconic Something In The Air Tonight. Later, Richardson revolves and pitches just metres above the crowd hanging by his toes to the aerial silk to Prince’s Purple Rain. Lisa Lottie works her magic electrifying the audience spinning multiple hoops. Quinn thumps out a hipthrusting delivery of Robert Palmer’s Simply Irresistible flanked by Martyn and Richardson in a synchronised, synth-pop tribute. Great cabaret and great comedy meld with super-human skills wrapped in rockin’ spandex – what more could you want? Circus Oz: Neon – Melbourne International Comedy Festival Season Until April 20 Times: 10pm Duration: 60 mins Venue: The Melba Spiegeltent Location: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood Tickets: $20 – $35 plus booking fees Booking and info: Ages: Suitable for audiences 18+ - Review by Kathryn Keeble


■ Clare Cavanagh makes her Melbourne International Comedy Festival debut withLiterally, an unconventional onewoman stand-up routine more like a high-energy characterbased sketch comedy.

● Lisa Lottie in Circus Oz: Neon. Photo: Brig Bee The Sydney based writer, as a convincing borderline psycomedian and performer chopath - she does lock her brings to the stage an eclectic entire all-girl student co-hort in bunch of characters from a the assembly hall to listen to committed and revolution- her revolutionary propaganda, driven school captain to an over but at least she cares enough to enthusiastic fire warden. let the fire warden do her thing. Some of the characters are Meredith’s rousing speech connected but there are a few highlighting some of her incredrandoms thrown in, because … ible achievements as captain, why not? This is the Comedy for example making cinnamon Festival and anything goes. toast available in the canteen Random characters, all all day, not just before school, played loud and proud by is reminiscent of The Goodies Cavanagh, include an over- Tim Brooke Taylor’s nationconfident, multi-billionaire en- alistic orations set to the sound trepreneurial motivational track of Land of Hope and speaker, a lesbian at a party Glory. Funny. lookin’ for love and Trev - deThe characters come to life livering probably the most in- with her wit and improv talents criminating Best Man speech as well as her ability to see and ever for his close (very close) write about the ridiculous. best mate Damo. Awkward. Clever, a little bit mad and School Captain, Meredith, totally entertaining, Cavanagh is a devilishly funny and com- is well worth checking out. plicated character, hell bent on Venue: TIC Swanston changing the fascist and sexist Room 502, 37 Swanston St bureaucracy of the school ad- (The Nicholas Building) ministration and teaching bodWhen: 7.45pm and 5pm ies (“why are all the role mod- Sunday matinee until April 21 els dead men” – think Cost: $22 preview/concesShakespeare, Galileo, “where sion, $25 full. are all the dead women?”). - Review by Cavanagh plays Meredith Beth Klein

Observations National Gallery Teen creative Encounters. Kids Day Out To complement the year around exhibitions, the NGV runs a dedicated schedule of programs featuring talks, behind-the-scenes tours, and one-off events.. Good Friday Appeal: Kids Day Out 2019, NGV Kids This Easter, the NGV will be joining the Good Friday Appeal's Kid's Day Out for a fun-filled day of activities, games and entertainment. The Good Friday Appeal welcomes the whole family to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for this annual event, raising funds for the Royal Children's Hospital. Friday Aril 19, 10am - 5pm. ★ WarArtists Nora Heysen was Australia's female war artist, appointed in 1943 to depict the women's war effort. On ANZAC Day, NGV curator Angela Hesson leads a discussion about the role of artists on theses missions and their experience in wartime. Thursday April 25. 2pm - 3pm. ★ Talks: Opulence and the Everyday: A Personal Reflection on Indian Court Paintings. Dr Rhett D'Costa reflects on his personal experiences and encounters with Indian Rajput paintings and forts in India that the paintings depict, and how this has influenced his artistic practice. Speaker: Dr Rhett D'Costa is an artist and lecturer at RMIT University. Born in Bombay, India, Rhett migrated to Australia at an early age. His practice led research draws on his hybrid background of British, Australian and Indian cultures translated across drawing, painting and installation processes. Saturday April 27. 2pm - 2.30pm. ★ Building a Fashion Collection The Kr styna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift is a microcosm of the world haute couture and Parisian fashion from the late 19th century to the 21st century and has introduced designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Bour Soeurs, Christian Lacroix, as well as Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel's 'little black dress' in a number of styles to the NGV Collection. How did Krystyna Campbell-Pretty build her collection and what are the stories behind her favourite piece? What does her collection tell us about the history of fashion design and the world of haute-couture? Speakers: Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, philanthropist and NGV benefactor Katie Somerville, Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles NGV. Sunday April 28. 12 Noon - 1pm. ★ Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Experience Ghostbusters Bring your proton pack and join the original paranormal investigation and elimination team as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs the score to the timeless 1984 supernatural comedy and hit Ghostbusters, live to picture. Experience Ivan Reitman's award-winning film screened live while the MSO performs Elmer Bernstein's Grammy-nominated score and the retro-classic chart-topping theme song Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. Friday April 26 at 7.30pm,. Saturday April 37 at 1pm and 7.30pm Venue: Hamer Hall, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria 150 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne - Peter Kemp

Matt Tilley back

■ Matt Tilley will make his return to Melbourne radio on Nova 100. Complementing Matt during weekdays, Troy Ellis will move to the new timeslot of 12 Noon to 4pm. - Greg Newman

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The Arts Ghost Quartet

■ Antipodes Theatre Company announcdes its inaugural season in Melbourne, including an Australian musical premiere, a free reading series, acting workshops, and programs for young artists. From Artistic Director Brandon Pape: “I moved to Melbourne from New York City just over a year ago, and in that time have loved experiencing the variety and richness of the performing arts here in Australia. “To be leading a new company through an artistically ambitious first season is such a gift, and I hope that we can contribute to the vibrant landscape of Australian theatre for years to come.” Centerpiece of ATC’s 2019 season will be the new musical Ghost Quartet by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), directed by Pape. “When Ghost Quartet premiered in New York, it generated the kind of buzz that few original musicals experience,” says Pape. “I am thrilled to share this quirky and poignant piece with Melbourne audiences.” A spirited song cycle about love, death and whiskey, the production follows four musicians as they unravel narratives that span seven centuries. Featuring musical direction by company member David Butler (Green Room Award nominee, Falsettos) and musical staging by Madison Lee (Sydney Theatre Award nominee, The Wild Party), performances will run August 14-23 at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park. Tickets are on sale now. As part of a collaboration with Alex Theatre in St. Kilda, ATC will produce a bimonthly Free Reading Series of plays that have yet to be seen on Australian stages. The first will be Robert Caisley’s The Open Hand, taking place Wednesday, May 1, and featuring company members Melissa David and Don Winsor along with Rob Blowers, Courtney Glass, and John Voce. Some plays in the reading series will be chosen from submissions by local writers. “Developing new work is paramount to fulfilling ATC’s mission,” according to Pape. Writers are encouraged to send scripts to In July, ATC will host American-based teaching artist Susan M. Felder. Felder has been working as a professional director, actor, playwright and educator for over 25 years at world-renowned institutions such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Goodman Theatre. She will lead four intensive workshops focused on acting, movement, text work, and relationships on stage. In an effort to support and nurture young artists, ATC plans to institute programming that allows students the opportunity to work alongside professional artists. Their Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Camps for grades 3-8 will offer weeklong sessions in acting, singing, and dancing, while the Antipodes Drama Club for grades 9-12 will allow participants to attend local productions and learn about all aspects of a career in the arts. For more information, visit ★ Ghost Quartet Music, Lyrics, and Text by Dave Malloy, August 14 -23 at Gasworks Arts Park Directed and Designed by Brandon Pape, Musical Direction by David Butler. Musical Staging by Madison Lee ★ Introducing the Free Reading Series in collaboration with Alex Theatre, St. Kilda. The Open Hand by Robert Caisley, Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm at the Alex Theatre, St. Kilda ★ July 2019 Workshops For The Actor Led by Susan M. Felder Susan M. Felder teaches acting and movement at The College Conservatory of Music – Acting in Cincinnati and has taught theatre and workshops at universities across the United States. She also works as a language and dialect coach and was an invited guest speaker last summer at the Shaw Festival in Canada. - Cheryl Threadgold

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European Courtier ■ Discover the Courts of Renaissance Europe through their music and dance on Saturday, May 11 at 2pm at the Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton and on Sunday, May 19 at The MC Showroom, Prahran. The not-for-profit group, the Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria (formerly the Rippon Lea Dancers, Early Music Consort of Melbourne and associate artists) have been entertaining audiences throughout Victoria with music, dances, songs and stories from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Performance Details: Saturday, May 11 at 2pm at Trinity Uniting Church, Black St., Brighton; and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm at The MC Showroom, 48 Clifton St., Prahran. Bookings: https://

● Dominique Murphy (foreground), Sally Ranson, Saskia Wells, Meren Reid, Jan Turner (rear facing) and Tonia Chapman

Melb. Cabaret birthday ■ The Melbourne Cabaret Festival celebrates its first decade at Chapel Off Chapel from June 19 -30. Cabaret artists Drew Downing and Sally Bourne are the 2019 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Ambassadors. Drew Downing said: “The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is the perfect place to trial original works and this year is no exception.” Sally Bourne said “I was privileged to be one of the headline acts at the inaugural Melbourne Cabaret Festival 10 years ago and since then have watched the festival grow and continue to present some of the best talent around.” Highlights include: Crazy Arms, a few centuries of piano tinkering. Damon Smith presents a preposterously zany musical adventure from the birth of the piano in 1709 through to the 20th century. With absurd, improvised humour, musical wizardry and incredible stories about the piano and its players, acclaimed writer and pianist, Damon Smith (Sun Rising) will perform virtuosic piano tinkering in homage to some of the great musicians that have ‘tickled the ivories’ throughout the ages. Featuring music and stories from Liberace, Jerry Lee Lewis, Winifred Atwell, Scott Joplin, Dr John, Mozart, Beethoven, Harry Connick Jr, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Elton John and more. Creatures of the Deep is a documentary style cabaret set under the sea. With the help of the Jacques Cousteau-esque narrator you will be taken on a journey beneath the surface to meet a plethora of beautiful, wild sea creatures who are given a voice to share their unique perspective beneath the waves. Winner Best Cabaret, Melbourne Fringe. Broken Romantics: A Unicorn’s Quest for Love. Emma Dean has drawn many songs together to make a magical ‘mixed tape’ of broken romantic memories, with each song a unique story. Drew Downing’s Ultimate 90s Playlist. Prepare for a night of 90s bangers and nostalgia with cabaret rockstar Drew Downing and his infamous stage band. During high school, it was all about Saturday morning Video Hits and the Dawson’s Creek soundtrack for Drew. Twenty years later, it still is. Drew performssongs by Macy Gray, Backstreet Boys, Spin Doctors, Spin Doctors, Joshua Kadison, Hanson, Deep Blue Something, Shania Twain and more. What’s Love Got To Do With It? Born in a small town in the middle of nowhere and by golly – it has taken a lot to get her here: to 2019, to the big city. There have been ups – and an occasional down – so let her take you on a ride as she waxes poetic about growing up a queen

● Emma Dean in Broken Romantics: A Unicorn’s Quest for Love amongst those who did not see her glory. Love (letters), sex, race, gender, (popular) song, and dance all collide in this poetic spectacle. When thinking about drag everyone expects a Judy Garland but no one expects a Serena Williams – and that’s where Nefertiti fills the gap. Sun Songs. Sam Phillips formed Sun Records in 1950 in Memphis where he discovered and recorded the likes of BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Roscoe Gordon, Little Walter and Ike Turner. At the time there were no labels that would record and promote black music to the general American public. Sam did so with great enthusiasm and he soon realised that if he could find a white boy that could sing the blues it would open doors for Sun Records and make him rich. Enter Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, taking the black man’s blues to white kids. Performed by an all-star Melbourne blues band. Fem ‘n ‘n Organ. Award winning, international jazz chanteuse, Fem Belling, brings to life the rare and racy songs of the early decades. With the churning whirr of Jake Mason (Cooking On 3 Burners) at the organ and Fem’s breathtaking vocal prowess, this show opens a door to a truth of music deeply rooted in human history often neglected on the jukebox. Fem will fire up songs that weren’t afraid of speaking out about the birds and the bees during a time where dudes could be prudes but women couldn’t spit their venom. Melbourne Cabaret Festival will be presented from June 19-30 at Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran. Bookings:

What’s On St John’s Passion

● Douglas Lawrence, Director of the Australian Chamber Choir ■ The Australian Chamber Choir presents Bach’s St. John Passion in Melbourne on Sunday, April 28 at the Scots’ Church, accompanied by the Melbourne Baroque Orchestra on rare period instruments. Directed by Douglas Lawrence, soloists in this concert include Timothy Reynolds (Evangelist), Oliver Mann (Pilate), Jerzy Kozlowski (Jesus), Elspeth Bawden and Elizabeth Anderson together with 18 other choristers . “The St John Passion was the first major work composed by Bach as Cantor at the Church of St Thomas, Leipzig. “Written for his first Easter there, it's designed to impress. It's mesmerising, texturally fascinating, highly dramatic and I think that Bach's excitement at this important stage in his life is palpable”, explains the ACC's founding director, Douglas Lawrence. “Many of the instruments chosen for this work were rarely heard even in Bach’s time. “He supplemented the usual orchestra with oboes d’amore, oboes da caccia and a viola da gamba, lending a distinctive and contrasting sound to the solo arias. “When such a work is performed using modern instruments, much of its unique character is lost. “We are fortunate to have fantastic specialist instrumentalists to inspire us with an exciting and authentic sound,” said Lawrence. From June 16 to August 25 , the Choir tours the second program of their 2019 concert series, Terra Australis - Land of the Imagination. This program traces the voyages of discovery that resulted in the mapping of the Australian continent and will see the choir travel to Sydney, Melbourne, regional Victoria, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France and the UK, performing in St Martinin-the-Fields London and the cathedrals of Ribe (oldest town in Denmark), Berlin, Bonn and Notre Dame Paris. Douglas Lawrence has shaped a program that sees each voyage or event aligned with a landmark of music from the same year and features music by Josquin, Merulo, Sweelinck, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Messiaen, Henry and Holley. Every second year the Australian Chamber Choir tours Europe, inviting the general public to accompany them. There are just three places left for this year’s tour. In November the singers of the Australian Chamber Choir present their final program for 2019, Keys to Heaven, in Sydney, Middle Park, Brightonand regional Victoria. Inspired by Pietro Perugino’s Sistine Chapel painting, The Delivery of the Keys, the program features compositions by Palestrina and Josquin, written for the chapel. The music was intended to give listeners an idea of how it would feel to be transported to heaven. Performance date in Melbourne: Sunday, April 28 Venue: The Scots’ Church, Melbourne Bookings: 0452 531 750 - Cheryl Threadgold

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Mudgee is like an Aussie classic

Crossroads By Rob Foenander info@countrycrossroads

Peninsula Folk

■ The Frankston Bowls Club plays host to folk artists and musicians on the first Sunday of the month from 5.30pm- 9.30pm Also on offer are free music workshops, open mic nights, jam sessions and guest bands.

Boomers free gig

■ For the love of music is a free community event supported by the Hobsons Bay City Council and the Walker Close Community Centre. The afternoon will feature a live performance by Boomers Jukebox who'll be playing 50's, 60's & 70's ,rock 'n' roll, and country ,usic. This event provides the opportunity for the Brooklyn community members and surrounds to share individual experiences with each other promoting equity, safer communities and increased community well being through the love of music, says the media flyer. June 9, from 1 pm - 4 pm, at Brooklyn Community Hall, 22 Cypress Ave, Brooklyn .

At Newport

■ The next Country Comes To Town Showcase is on Saturday, May 4, at the Newport Bowls Club, commencing 7pm. Featured artists will include Allan Caswell, The Weeping Willows with hosts Rattlincane and the Prairie Oysters. Tickets are $20 at Trybooking or at the door. - Rob Foenander

■ Peter Logan's 2017 Mudgee Ridge of Tears Shiraz and 2017 Orange Ridge of Tears Shiraz are really chalk and cheese - quite different reds in style, given that the vineyards they're made from are only 70 kilometres or so apart as the crow flies. The two wines certainly provide a fascinating insight into the diversity of the NSW Central Ranges terroir - and they both show a definite sense of place. Young Jake Sheedy, who assists Peter with the winemaking, sticks his neck out socially when he describes the style of the two wines in terms of sexuality. "It's a bit like having two kids - a sporty boy and an angelic girl," he said. "They are both the apple of your eye but for very different reasons. "The Mudgee has a bit more guts and holds its oak. It's more of an Aussie classic. "The Orange has a feminine elegance and is arguably more European in style." I'd like to see Jake explain that concept to a Viking. Peter Logan is more PC in his assessment - "These wines are essentially an expression of the terroir of their respective Mudgee and Orange vineyards. “We like to let the nuances of these regions sing, so there is minimal winemaking intervention at play. "The Orange vineyard experi-

● Peter Logan: "These wines are essentially an expression of the terroir of their respective Mudgee and Orange vineyards." WINE OF THE WEEK ences cool-to-mild days and cold It's a soft, rich full-bodied red Logan 2017 Mudgee Ridge of nights, being 400 metres higher in that demands to be taken to a good altitude with ancient volcanic soils. Italian bistro and matched with red- Tears Shiraz ($50): This is the sort The lower Mudgee vineyard, sauced pasta. Oh, and it's a triumph of red that keeps bringing me back which still sits at 564 metres alti- for modern winemaking and the to Mudgee. To again quote the winemaker's tude, has warm days, cold nights technology behind it. and ironstone and quartz gravellyLogan 2017 Orange Ridge of notes, it's muscular and brooding. loam soil." Tears Shiraz ($50): An elegant and I'd be enjoying it over coming The two reds certainly form an fragrant dry red, with, as the notes months with a bowl of rich coldinteresting comparative tasting. say, red fruits, earthiness and black weather casserole, or setting in the WINE REVIEWS pepper to the fore. And you can see cellar for a decade and then pairPig in the House 2018 Organic Jake finishing the description: "De- ing it with a bowl of rich coldShiraz ($25): There's also a licious, accessible, fun yet com- weather casserole. And I agree cabernet sauvignon in this pairing plex, this is a pretty wine that will completely that the wine calls for and it should be no surprise that I work brilliantly with most modern an accompanying fireplace. - John Rozentals come out in favour of the shiraz. dishes."\





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Stateside with Gavin Wood in West Hollywood

True movie, TV star in WeHo ■ Hi everyone, from my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.

Out and About

Legend at lunch

Kids can’t read clocks

■ Robert Wagner is one of the most popular and successful stars in the entertainment industry, boasting three hit series and an impressive list of both feature and television films. In addition to all his film and television ventures, Wagner has toured the world performing A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, with Stefanie Powers, who were the first to launch the tour internationally. Wagner performs Love Letters at charity events with his wife, actress Jill St John. Wagner enjoys golfing and spending time with his three daughters, Katie (television personality), Natasha (actress) and Courtney (artist). Robert also enjoys a good lunch with friends.

■ The clocks aren't broken, the kids just can't read them, and that's just not right, not even twice a day. Apparently, younger generations in America have been spending so much time on their digital devices that they can no longer tell time on analog clocks. So, rather than educate kids to properly read an analog clock, schools have elected to remove the clocks entirely from exam halls. "In the US, many educators are phasing out analog clocks in favour of digital ones," a spokesman said. "Students taking the exams were complaining that they couldn't read the time. In order to make everything 'as easy and straightforward as possible,' they are making the switch to digital time reading." Teachers are removing analog clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time.

Tucker Carlson’s wins ■ Fox News' Tucker Carlson absolutely dominated CNN last week, beating their entire prime time line up combined in total viewers by over 1,000,000 viewers. CNN's entire prime time line up garnered 2,474,000 total viewers compared to Carlson's 3,475,000 total viewers. Latest ratings from Nielsen Media Research: ■ FOX News Tucker Carlson: 3,475,000 total viewers; 625,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic ■ CNN Cooper: 810,000 total viewers; 203,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic ■ CNN Cuomo: 875,000 total viewers; 217,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic ■ CNN Lemon: 789,000 total viewers; 228,000 viewers in the 25-54 age demographic Fox News' ratings exploded last week after Attorney General William Barr sent his letter to Congress saying that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

So easy to buy pot ● Pictured enjoying a fabulous lunch at one of the many fine restaurants in West Hollywood are Robert Wagner, Property Developer Paul Birchall, and Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites Managing Director Alan Johnson.

‘Shockingly available’

Measles outbreak

■ It sounds unreal, but indeed, Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron, whose beauty rivals that of Grace Kelly, has been single for 10 years and she wants a man to "grow a pair and step up." The 43-year-old Charlize Theron opened up about the woeful state of her dating life in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, during which she lamented about being "shockingly available." "I've been single for 10 years, it's not a long shot," Theron said. "Somebody just needs to grow a pair and step up. I'm shockingly available."

Happy dog owners ■ The well respected survey that's been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four decades finally got around to the question that has bedeviled many a household. Dog or cat? In 2018, the General Social Survey for the first time included a battery of questions on pet ownership. The findings not only quantified the nation's pet population, nearly six in 10 households have at least one, they made it possible to see how pet ownership overlaps with all sorts of factors of interest to social scientists. Like happiness. For starters, there is little difference between pet owners and non-owners when it comes to happiness, the survey shows. The two groups are statistically indistinguishable on the likelihood of identifying as "very happy" (a little over 30 percent) or "not too happy" (in the mid-teens). But when you break the data down by pet type, cats, dogs or both, a stunning divide emerges: Dog owners are about twice as likely as cat owners to say they're very happy, with people owning both falling somewhere in between.


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

■ 2019 has the second-highest number of confirmed measles cases since the disease was declared eradicated in 2000, according to new data from the CDC and it's only April. In the past three months alone, there have been 387 confirmed cases across 15 states as anti-vaccine sentiment rages, toppling the 372 cases confirmed in the entirety of 2018. The only year with more measles cases since 2000 is 2014, which had 667; most other years had less than 200. There are currently six ongoing outbreaks, defined as three or more cases: two in New York, (where one county has banned all unvaccinated minors from public places) two in California, and one in New Jersey and Washington. The Centers said that the outbreaks were sparked by travelers from Ukraine, Israel, and the Philippines.

Fashion brand launch ■ Fashion might have a controversial new addition to its roster after convicted drug lord ‘El Chapo’ announced plans to launch an eponymous brand. The brand is inspired by El Chapo's, real name Joaquin Guzman, twin seven-year-old daughters with assistance from his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, according to the New York Daily News. Clothing bearing the drug lord's signature could soon be available in the US and Mexico. El Chapo, who was found guilty of drug trafficking, money laundering and firearms possession last month, signed the papers granting use of his signature from his cell in a Manhattan federal prison.

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Believe it or not ■ A man in Ohio suffers from a condition called "auto-brewery syndrome." One symptom of this ultra-rare disorder is that his body turns potato chips into alcohol in his stomach. ■ During the Iraq War, the US military attached caged chickens on top of their Humvees to act as an early detection system for chemical weapons. They dubbed their strategy Operation Kuwaiti Field Chicken, or KFC. ■ The first three months of 2019 had more US measles cases than the whole of 2018.

■ A larger percentage of American 12th graders (79.7 percent) say marijuana is "fairly easy" or "very easy" to get than say the same thing about cigarettes (75.1 percent), according to an annual survey of adolescent drug use conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Similarly, a larger percentage of 12th graders say they "disapprove" or "strongly disapprove" of people 18 or older who take one or two drinks nearly every day (74.7 percent) than disapprove or strongly disapprove of people 18 or older who smoke marijuana regularly (66.7 percent). The survey has asked American 8th, 10th and 12th graders this question: "How difficult do you think it would be for you to get each of the following types of drugs, if you wanted some? (1) Probably impossible, (2) Very difficult, (3) Fairly difficult, (4) Fairly easy, (5) Very easy, and (6) Can't say, drug unfamiliar."

● Charlize Theron

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

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■ I can remember seeing Tyrone Power in The Mark Of Zorro at a Saturday afternoon matinee in the Grand Picture Theatre in Coburg. There he was, all dressed in black with his moustache and mask, swashbuckling his way through the big swordfight scene. He thrust his trusty sword at a set of candles on a brass candelabra. "Ha," said the villain "You missed." But then, all the sliced candles dropped to the floor as the spellbound audience of children let out a collective gasp - he was so cool and good looking. I became a big fan of Tyrone Power from that moment on. Tyrone Edmund Power Jnr (it was his real name) was born in Ohio in 1914. Tyrone's sister Anne was born the following year. He was not a healthy child and the family moved to the warmer climate of California to improve his health. His parents were both film and stage actors and they divorced when Tyrone was only six. In 1931 his father died of a heart attack and passed away in Tyrone's arms. Tyrone worked as a stage actor for many years before landing a film contract with Twentieth Century Fox studios in 1936. After appearing in minor film roles his break came when he was cast in Lloyd's Of London and he gained acclaim and attention. Tyrone appeared in several successful films over the next two years but his best role occurred in 1939 when he played the title role of

Magazine Whatever Happened To ... Tyrone Power

By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM

Jessie James opposite Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly and Randolph Scott. I asked Maureen O'Hara in a radio interview about her memories of Tyrone Power, as they worked together in 1942 on The Black Swan. Maureen described Tyrone as and "absolute gentleman" and a "sweetheart". He served as a pilot during the Second World War and flew on missions during the Battle of Iwo Jima and the Battle of Okinawa. He rose to the rank of Captain and was discharged in 1946. He returned to the screen in The Razor's Edge opposite Gene Tierney. Apparently he turned down some interesting roles during his career - Richard Burton's role in The Robe and Burt Lancaster's role in From

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Here To Eternity. (It could have been Ty on the beach with Deborah Kerr.) His films included Blood And Sand, The Rains Came, Alexander's Ragtime Band, Rose Of Washington Square, The Long Gray Line Witness For The Prosecution and The Eddy Duchin Story. Tyrone Power was married three times and had three children. All of his children had the "acting bug" and appeared in small roles in films Tyrone suffered a heart attack in Madrid in 1958 whilst performing a strenuous swordfigh scene with George Sanders during the filming of Solomon And Sheba. He died on his way to hospital - he was only 44. His only son Tyrone Power Jnr was born several months after the tragedy. We still have the legacy of the films of Tyrone Power to enjoy - he never won a Best Actor Academy Award for any of his films but he was a wonderful actor. Kevin Trask Kevin can be heard on 3AW The Time Tunnel - Remember When Sundays at 10.10pm with Philip Brady and Simon Owens. And on 96.5 FM That's Entertainment - Sundays at 12 Noon.

Behind-the-scenes at Barnum OK. With John O’Keefe Happy returns

● Toni Tenaglia is on Gold 104.3 ■ Toni Tenaglia has rejoined Gold 104.3 as afternoon presenter. Toni has 30 years experience both as a programmer and on-ir presenter, including a stint working in Ireland .

Talented Aussie is back

■ Anh Do returns to ABC TV with a new season of Anh’s Brush with Fame, tonight (Wed., Apr. 17) In a revealing article by journo Luke Dennehy, Anh revealed how he used to decorate cakes as a part-time job to tide him through his legal studies at uni. The cake decorating helped inspire his artistic abilities, and the rest is history. Apart from his legal studies Ahn is a much in demand comedian, author, actor, painter and devoted father of four kids.

Doris had a great Day

■ Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff , aka Doris Day, celebrated her 97th birthday, April 3 . Doris lives in Carmel, California, where she part owns a hotel, the Cypress Inn, with her son. Doris is involved in animal activism and known to take in strays at Carmel–by-the-sea .

Beau is as happy as Larry

■ Cast your mind back to the more innocent days of the mid-seventies when one of the most memorable TV commercials starred curly haired six- year old Beau Cox in an ad for Band Aids. Young Beau went onto juvenile roles in Return of Captain Invincible, Patrol Boat , and Cop Shop. We won’t forget his Logie in 1978. These days Beau is miles away from the buzz of show bizz, living in North Queensland, working in education. At the peak of his popularity an unknown lady arrived at his school looking to take Beau home. The incident was frightening and Beau’s family decided to seek life outside of the publicity bubble, they moved to PNG, then to FNQ. Beau is as happy as can be, aged 48.

Lawyer X, the TV series

● Todd McKenney and Rachael Beck appear in Barnum, which opens next month in Melbourne. Inset: Todd on a tightrope. Photos: Kevin Trask

■ I know it’s a way off but make a mental note about a new eight-part TV series coming early 2020. It promises to be a beauty. It’s all about the amazing loves and law surrounding police Informer 3838, aka Nicola Gobbo. Nine has the rights, and the series promises to lift the lid on a rollercoaster ride of ambition, love, delusion and epic betrayal. - John O’Keefe

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Movies, DVDs with Jim Sherlock, Aaron Rourke What’s Hot and What’s Not in Blu-Rays and DVDs HOLMES & WATSON: Comedy/Crime/Adventure. Will F errell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Kelly MacDonald, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Hugh Laurie, Rebecca Hall. Year: 2018. Rating: M. Length: 90 Minutes. Stars: No Stars. Verdict: A humourless take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, as the duo are brought in and set out to find the culprit behind a threat against The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Not screened for the critics, I was warned about this one, numerous times, but, as I always have, felt strongly against making an judgment until I have seen and experienced it myself, and when it was all over, it felt like being hit on the head with a sledgehammer of shrill-shrieking, merciless and indescribable glumness, from a screenplay which looks like it was written on a toilet wall by a bunch of ill-disciplined hoons after a punk rock concert. Comedy suicide from beginning to end, from the miserably annoying humour and jokes, to the dreadfully bad British accents, the dizzyingly outstanding cast can't save this woefully and totally unfunny and ashamedly embarrassing comedy misfire, an enormous blot on the career's of everyone involved, it simply staggers the imagination how a film this unacceptable got made. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have made some genuinely funny movies, the whole cast has, but this fantastically stupid film could have been written on toilet walls by adolescents after a wild party, a total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes that is a horrific waste of time, money and oxygen that doesn't even apply to the category that : "it's so bad it's good," a film that deserves the instant obscurity for which it is certainly destined.

Rourke’s Reviews

FILM: Genre: Cast:

FILM: THE WIFE: Genre: Drama. Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Price, Elizabeth McGovern, Christian Slater. Year: 2017. Rating: M. Length: 100 Minutes. Stars: *** Verdict: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, his literary star has blazed since they first met in the late 1950, and interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later-a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. From the opening frame the fuse is lit, and as it works its way along, an intelligent and immensely watchable drama unfolds with a smouldering intensity brought vividly to life by an intensely passionate and career high performance by Glenn Close as The Wife, aided more subtly by Jonathan Pryce as the husband, but, no matter how high a showcase these career-turning performances rise to, there are flaws that are impossible to shield. Based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer and written for the screen by Jane Anderson (Mad Men), director Bjorn Runge has created a magnetic narrative that sometimes loses its grip along the way, most notably Christian Slater as an overtly sleazy biographer with a taste of scandal in a moment that, up to that point is relatively seamless, but here creates an uneasy imbalance in character and plot exposition from which it never fully recovers, as well as, without giving anything away, other moments thereafter that reveal a precarious disparity and ambiguity on relationship and commitment. Nonetheless, "The Wife" has much to recommend about it, this is an extremely well made drama that grips on performance through its driving heart of the written word, in which it excels, and even though the final results may not be wholly fulfilling, and may raise more questions than answers, it is a thought provoking and compelling journey of two lives well worth watching to experience two of the screens most gifted talents prove beyond any doubt that they are still right at the top of their game. FILM: MARY POPPINS RETURNS: Genre: A dventure/Family/Musical/Fantasy. Cast: Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, David W arner. Year: 2018. Rating: G. Length: 130 Minutes. Stars: **½ Verdict: In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss, and through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Fifty-four years in the waiting, the magical character of Mary Poppins, based on the stories by P.L. Travers, bounces back on to the screen with boundless energy and creativity in a nostalgic, glossy, happy, old fashioned studio bound musical overflowing with charm, humour, colour, music, dazzling song numbers and a few magic spells, more than enough of a hearty spoonful of sugar to sweeten the palate of all ages. Emily Blunt is "practically-perfect-in-every-way" as the enigmatic Mary Poppins, pushing her talents to all new heights, and the supporting cast including Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Colin Firth as the conniving Bank Manager, Meryl Streep as Cousin Topsy, a welcome return by Dick Van Dyke, along with Angela Lansbury and David Warner, all seem to be having a good time, but make no mistake, this belongs to Emily Blunt, and she equals in performance and charismatic charm as Julie Andrews did from the original in every way, but sadly, as "practically perfect in every way" Emily Blunt may be, this return by Mary Poppins is not without its flaws. Beginning with a totally unnecessary opening number, a misfire introduction of Mary Poppins and moments of bland cinematography, this most importantly misses the haunting mystique, unique magic and touching and unforgettable pathos that drove the original MARY POPPINS (1964/Dir: Robert Stevenson), and even though this is a sprightly, toe-tapping and charming enough family outing that both children and adults will enjoy, there's very little that will linger on in the memory or even inspire after it's over, which the original succeeded to do for decades afterwards, and continues to do so to this day. - James Sherlock


● Ron Perlman as Hellboy.

Burning ■ (MA). 148 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas April 18. After incredibly missing out on a nomination for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars, Lee Changdong's extraordinary drama/thriller Burning arrives in local cinemas, and like the recent Shoplifters and Roma, should be eagerly sought out by movie-goers looking for serious, challenging film-making. The story revolves around three people; part-time worker Lee Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in), childhood friend Shin Hae-mi (Jun Jong-seo) who re-enters Jong-su's life, and Ben (Steven Yeun), a wealthy, enigmatic man Hae-mi returns with after a trip to Africa. The relationship between the trio continually changes, leading to some strange revelations and disturbing behaviour. Lee makes a wonderful return to film after an eight-year break, and like his previous work, including Poetry, Secret Sunshine and Peppermint Candy, is a fiercely intelligent mix of social commentary and personal identity and morality. Some people may become impatient and frustrated by Lee's elliptical and interpretive approach, but this is an outstanding effort that offers many, many rewards. Truly one of the best films for 2019. RATING - *****

Thunder Road ■ (M). 90 minutes. Opens in selected cinemas April 18. Expanding on his 13- minute 2016 short film of the same name, star/writer/director Jim Cummings has created one of those smallscale gems that will hopefully find an appreciative audience via positive word-of-mouth. Cummings plays Jim Arnaud, a police officer who suffers a major breakdown when his mother dies and his wife divorces him in quick succession. This fragile frame-of-mind causes problems at work, as well as at home, as Jim tries to get custody of his young daughter Crystal (Kendal Farr). The opening sequence is uncomfortably raw, setting up a journey that is definitely worth taking. Cummings is a talent to watch (his on-screen persona feels like a combination of Bill Paxton and Jim Carrey), so please try to track Thunder Road down before it disappears. RATING - ***½

Curse of the Weeping Woman

■ (M). 93 minutes. Opens in cinemasApril 18. In what has become the horror equivalent of Superhero fatigue, JamesWan's ever-expanding Conjuring Universe has worn out its welcome, lazily recycling the same formula and predictable scares rather than showing any real imagination and innovation in sending shivers down our spine. The 'story' involves a Mexican legend, a dangerous entity who chases after unsuspecting children. The Garcias are the latest family under siege. Borrowing liberally from films like The Grudge, Ring, Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, and Here Comes The Devil, Wan and company even cannibalise their own canon, particularly The Nun and Insidious. RATING - *½


■ (R). 120 minutes. Now showing in cinemas. Those of a sensitive nature will want to stay clear of the new reboot of Hellboy, which is as different to the 2004 Guillermo del Toro adaptation as one could possibly get. This latest incarnation involves evil witches, the legend of King Arthur, and the familiar face of Hellboy (David Harbour), who works for the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence, and is mentored by father figure Dr. Broom (Ian McShane). Working with a ragtag team of agents and psychics, Big Red must stop witch Nimue (a dull, one-note Milla Jovovich), before she can wipe out mankind. Neil Marshall, who hasn't helmed a feature film since Centurion in 2010, directs with gusto, but is continually undermined by David Crosby's screenplay, which is awkwardly structured, throwing lots of characters and incidents at the audience, but providing little backstory when its needed. While del Toro's richly textured character and world building is missed, Hellboy 2019 offers a surprisingly wild, no-holds-barred ride, filling the screen with 80's-style blood, guts, and profane humour. Though frustrating in many ways, this could attain a cult following, but only for those with strong stomachs. RATING - ***

NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: APRIL 11: HELLBOY, LITTLE, MISSING LINK, THE AFTERMATH, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE 11, TRANSIT, WONDER PARK. APRIL 18: BACK OF THE NET, BREAKING HABITS, BREAKTHROUGH, BURNING, THE CURSE OF THE WEEPING WOMAN. THE DVD AND BLU-RAY TOP RENTALS & SALES: 1. MARY POPPINS RETURNS [Family/Fantasy/Music/Comedy/Emily Blunt]. 2. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: The Hidden World [Animated/Adventure/Gerard Butler]. 3. WHITE BOY RICK [Crime/Drama/Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh]. 4. HOLMES & WATSON [Comedy/Crime/ Adventure/Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly]. 5. BUMBLEBEE [Action/Adventure/Science Fiction/Hailee Steinfeld]. 6. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE [Animated/Action/Adventure/Mahershala Ali]. 7. SECOND ACT [Comedy/Romance/Jennifer Lopez, Treat Williams, Vanessa Hudgens]. 8. MORTAL ENGINES [Science Fiction/Adventure/Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving]. 9. SLAUGHTERHOUSE RULEZ [Comedy/Action/Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen]. Also: LEAN ON PETE, HOSTILES, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, ASSASSINATION NATION, SIBERIA, PEPPERMINT, WIDOWS, ANNIHILATION, FREE SOLO, PIERCING. NEW HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: AQUAMAN [Action/Fantasy/Adventure/Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe]. AQUAMAN-3D + BRD [Action/Fantasy/Adventure/Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe]. PICK OF THE LITTER: A Dogumentary [Documentary]. SUMMER '03 [Comedy/Andrea Savage, Jack Kilmer, Joey King]. DVD AND/OR BLU-RAY NEW & RE-RELEASE CLASSIC MOVIES HIGHLIGHTS: MARATHON MAN [Thriller/Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider, Laurence Olivier]. NEW RELEASE TELEVISION, DOCUMENTARY AND MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS: BREXIT: The Uncivil War. CALL THE MIDWIFE: Series 8. DELICIOUS: Series 3. DOCTOR WHO: The Macra Terror. LES MISERABLES (2018). ROBOT CHICKEN: Season 8. - James Sherlock

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Lovatts Crossword No 13 Across


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Down 1. Renovate (2,2) 2. Become distorted 3. Suggest 4. Kuwaiti rulers 5. Clean break 6. Flees to wed 7. Delay 8. Bathroom fixtures 9. Fall asleep (3,3) 10. Brigand 11. Revolve on axis 12. Stood against 13. Smudge 14. Palestinian chief, ... Arafat 15. Pour carelessly 16. Aida or Carmen 17. Potters' ovens 18. Pantomime lead 19. Observes 24. Rebukes, ... over the knuckles 28. Put on ... & graces 30. Spoken 31. Hideous 33. Irritated the skin 35. Incidental comments 37. Clarified butter 38. Curry & ... 40. Face veils 42. Physical activity 44. Portugal's capital 45. Scientist, Sir Isaac ... 47. Stench 48. Elevated railway 49. Drainage tradesman 50. Extortionate lender (4,5) 53. Largest bird 54. Calls (5,2) 57. Ancient Mariner's seabird 58. Protective headwear 60. Cloth retailers 63. Cleaver 65. Frosted (cake) 66. Expensive 68. Coral bank 69. Cosy 76. Set up (machinery) 79. Long-leafed lettuce 80. Nunavut native 81. Eastern faith 83. Twig shelters 84. Cartoon strip, Li'l ... 85. Flightless bird 88. English cheese 90. Fleur de lis plant 91. Among 93. Riveted 95. Easter gifts 97. Unplaced competitor (4-3) 99. Constantly busy (2,3,2) 100. Hire 102. Pungent bulb 104. Largest African nation 107. Uncanny 109. Wet 110. Vocal solo 111. Jet-baths 113. Soapie session 115. Obvious 117. TV award 118. Young deer 121. Contemptibly 122. Patella 127. Nonsense, ... jumbo 128. Razor cuts 129. Bits & pieces (4,3,4) 132. Recipe components 133. Stupid 134. Avarice 135. Packaged 136. Dilapidated 137. 24 hours ago 138. Unforgettable 140. Enforces once more 141. Pacified 142. Courageous

Down 143. Huge stone blocks 145. Tomahawk 151. Enormous 154. Men's Singles champion, .. Agassi 156. Lustre 159. One, numero ... 164. Totally 169. Cougars 170. Steam burn 173. Influences 174. Short, witty remark 177. Author, ... Asimov 178. Take oath 181. Whirling (of water) 183. Women warriors 187. Wantonly destroy 192. Female hormone 195. Current of air 199. Supervise 201. Points gun 202. Anti-flood embankment 203. Genuine fact 204. Implicit 206. Gay 207. Non-rural 208. Cheap, a ... a dozen 209. Lends a hand to 213. Smacks 215. Strolling 217. Killed 221. Helium & hydrogen 222. Not ever 223. Cut with scissors 224. Charlotte Bronte novel, Jane ... 225. Withdraw, ... out 226. Poet, ... Allan Poe 228. Legal trade bans 234. Phone security device 236. Wrongdoers 238. Terminate 240. Singer, ... Orbison 242. Normally (2,1,4) 243. Peculiarity 245. Mussels or clams 247. Peppermint essence 248. Nut fastener 250. Scientist, Albert ... 251. Weasel-like animals 253. Overfill 255. College test 257. Recline lazily 258. Restaurant list 261. Lovers' fling 262. Military forces 265. Valuable ores, precious ... 266. Garden ornament 268. Hex 269. The Continent 275. Jolly laugh (2,2) 276. Rounded roof 278. Hampers 280. Pressurised spray 282. Delights 283. Dollar division 285. Properly positioned, in ... 287. Steam generator 289. Tripoli citizen 290. Impersonates 291. Melted 292. Barked shrilly 293. Potato 296. Colorado ski resort 297. Writer, ... Thomas 299. Obtain (funds) 302. Two-door car 304. ... Fools' Day 305. Earnest requests 306. Crown Princess of Denmark 307. Opera singer 308. Yes votes 310. Head cook 312. Charismatic air 313. Spreading trees

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Local Theatre with Cheryl Threadgold and team ONE ACT PLAY SEASON ■ Peridot Theatre offered patrons an enjoyable One-Act Play Season featuring three diversely themed plays. The first play, Libretto, was the total package for quality theatre: Great script written by Robin Rothstein, masterly performances from Helen Ellis (Claire) and Keith Hutton (Douglas), and nicely directed by Melanie Rowe. Claire and Douglas, strangers from two different socio-cultural backgrounds, meet at a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Douglas is a ‘culture vulture’, while Claire confesses to being an ‘opera virgin’. Aloof Douglas divulges his romantic troubles, while we learn that Claire won her ticket in a charity raffle for domestic violence. Ellis’s expressive face lit up the stage and her skilled timing with Hutton was a joy to see. Next, The Child explores challenges faced by a couple caring for Nina’s 28-year-old mentally-disabled daughter, Gemma. Gemma’s character, with varying moods and behaviour, showcased Emma Brott’s considerable acting talent, while Leanne Cairduff (Nina) and Elise D’Amico (Lily) naturalistically portrayed their roles. Lucas Thomas’s performance as the apathetic policeman contrasted effectively with the loving, reunited family. Well directed by Barbara Crawford and written by Olsen Wymark, dialogue could have been tighter in parts. Also, replacing a female with a male character would avoid risking monotony from same-level voices. The third play, A Night at the Venue was written by Bryan Lynagh, an actual arts venue operator. This play explores the world of licensed arts venue operation, with various problematic characters visiting venue owner Mark. Bill from Arts Initiative Australia, the Liquor Licensing Compliance Officer, a drunk, dysfunctional reviewer, performer, producer and others add to Mark’s frustrations, which he shares with audiences through the fourth wall. Fraser Baxter is personable as Mark, and versatile Ben Klein and Kevin Yap multi-role play various characters. Well-acted under Lindsay Kremler’s direction, unfortunately playwright Bryan Lynagh’s whirl of characters risks losing audience impact, although do emphasise the stressful demands on arts venue owners. Congratulations to Peridot and all involved with this One-Act Play Festival. - Review by Cheryl Threadgold

MACDETH ■ It’s an outrage. Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Macbeth, has been reworked to become an hilarious romp. Would the Bard have delighted in this anarchic 65-minute romp over his great work of literature where pratfalls stand side by side with murder? Company 13’s troupe of four multi-talented actors, each of them taking several roles, juxtapose the fun of physical comedy with the iambic pentameter of Elizabethan verse. Director James Pratt toys with the audience by simply changing a crown for a hat to make a king become a commoner. And it works. Yes, some of my favourite lines were missing but this re-imagination allows both young and old to delight in the simple stage craft that made Shakespeare loved and admired and popular. The intimidation which the language holds for some is readily overcome. The verbatim passages from the text are perfectly clear and made more so by the physical context. One can imagine how Shakespeare’s works would have appeared on the Globe stage way back when. Tragedy and comedy go hand in hand which the Bard understood. The profound and confronting elements of the former are made accessible for a young audience by this approach. The actors themselves (and I do not have their names) even managed, or so it seemed, to go off script and delight in their own humour at one stage making the show active, alive and inventive. Schools have done an injustice to the Bard by tying him to the page. Company 13’s approach liberates the text and the performer and, ultimately, the audience. An outrage? Yes. Outrageously fun. Malthouse Mini Theatre Until April 19. – Review by David McLean

Latest shows, auditions SHOWS


■ Peridot Theatre: Play Reading: The Diary of Anne Frank (by Goodrich and Hackett) April 17 at 7.30pm at Unicorn Theatre, Lecthe Rd., Mt Waverley. Director: Kelly Tweeddale. Bookings: ■ Williamstown Little Theatre: The Exorcism (by Don Taylor) April 17 - May 4 at 204 Albert St., Williamstown. Director: Les Hart. Bookings: ■ Mordialloc Theatre Company: Buying the Moose (by Michael Wilmot) April 26 - May 11 at Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale. Director: Peter Newling. Bookings: ■ Phoenix Theatre Company Inc: Green Day's American Idiot May 10 - 18 at the Doncaster Playhouse. Director: Renée Maloney; Musical Director: Ben Heels. Special Auslan interpreted performance May 17. Bookings: 90125897 or ■ Melbourne French Theatre: Panic Hits the Ministry Panique Au Ministere, May 1 - 4 at Library at the Dock, Second Floor Performance Space, 104 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. Director: Donald McManus. Bookings: ■ Geelong Repertory Theatre Company: Mr Bailey's Minder (by Debra Oswald) May 3 - 18 at 15 Coronation St., West Geelong. Director: Geoff Gaskill. Bookings: GPAC 5225 1200. ■ Nova Music Theatre: Beauty and the Beast May 4 - 19 at the Whitehorse Centre, Nunawading. Director: Noel Browne; Musical Director: John Clancy; Choreographer: Wayne Robinson. Bookings: 1300 304433 or ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: Over the Bridge (by Arthur Miller) May 3 - 18 at 36 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Chris McLean. Bookings: or 9457 4117. ■ The Mount Players: TwelveAngry Men (by Reginald Rose) May 3 - 26 at Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon. Dikrector: Chris McLean. Bookings: ■ Williamstown Musical Theatre Company: Rock of Ages May 3 - 18 at Centenary Theatre, Williamstown. Director: Stuart Dodge; Musical Direction: Dave Barclay; Choreography: Ashley Tynan. Bookings: ■ Wyndham Theatre Company: Stepping Out (by Richard Harris) May 10 - 25 at CrossRoads Theatre, cnr Synott St. and Duncans Rd.,

Werribee. Director: Renee Belsey and Rachel Brooks. Bookings: 0401 932 893. ■ Brighton Theatre Company: I Hate Hamlet (by Paul Rudnick) May 17 - June 1 at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Sts., Brighton. Director: Alan Burrows. Bookings: ■ CLOC Musical Theatre: Kinky Boots May 17 - June 1 at the National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St., St Kilda. Director: Chris Bradtke; Musical Director: Dan Heskett; Choreographer: Steve Rostron. Bookings: ■ The Basin Theatre Group: A Man for All Seasons (by Roberet Bolt) May 17 - June 8 at The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd., The Basin. Director: Malcolm Sussman. Bookings: ■ Phoenix Theatre Company: Green Day's American Idiot May 10 - 18 at the Doncaster Playhouse. Bookings:

AUDITIONS ■ Ark Theatre: Becky's New Car (by Steven Dietz) April 23 at 6.30pm and April 28 at 7pm at Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre. Director: Carina Field. Audition Bookings: ■ Eltham Little Theatre: Look Back in Anger (by John Osborne) April 20 at 11am and April 23 at 7.30pm at Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Enquiries: 9382 6284. ■ Brighton Theatre Company: Stargazers (by Reina Hardy) April 28 at 7.30pm and May 1 at 7.30pm at Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Sts., Brighton. Director: Pedro Ramos. Bookings: ■ Hartwell Players: Distance (by Daniel Nellor) April 28 at 2pm, April 29 at 7pm at Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre, 50 Vannam Dr., Ashwood. Director: Jennifer Bite. Enquiries: 0410 579 246. ■ Hartwell Players: The Frosted Glass Coffin (by Tennessee Williams) April 28 at 2pm, April 29 at 7pm at Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre. Director: Paul Wanis. Enquiries: 0422 010 830. ■ Hartwell Players: After Kafka (by Angie Farrow) April 28 at 3pm April 29 at 7.30pm at Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre. Director: David Collins. Enquiries: 0422 010 830.

Jungle Bungle ■ Craig Christie’s Jungle Bungle produced by VTM Productions is a fun piece with a message. It includes audience participation with the lovely singing voices of actors Heather Cheney and Ryan Quinn. Whilst this production was ok with a cast of two there was a lot of movement back and forth of the backdrop, leaving only one actor on stage and characters who were not always ‘different’ enough, a bit confusing for the young audience. A simple costume accessory such as a hat or glasses were used to differentiate characters yet the mannerisms and voice were not always distinctive enough. One more actor playing theses various ‘other roles’ may have added more energy, vibrance and clarity. Whilst the actors did a good job miming on a bare stage, some set props could have been employed to brighten the stage, plus making clearer the locations. Refreshingly, microphones were not used aiding the intimacy of the performance, ‘though the pre-recorded backing music was loud. I was in the front row and found it difficult to hear the beautiful singing. Some children were invited on stage with the two actors having a lovely manner and ensuring the children were reseated before mov-

● Ryan Quinn (Oliver) and Heather Cheney (Claire) in Jungle Bungle. Photo: Jodie Hutchinson. ing on. All the audience were invited to dance or become jungle animals. For a theatre experience more could have been done, some live music, scenery, another actor or two. As a concept and storyline, Christie has written a clever piece which would provoke great discussion and work well in a school setting. - Review by Elizabeth Semmel

ABBOTSFORD CONVENT ■ As the leaves change and temperatures begin to fall, get cosy at the Abbotsford Convent with two classical music performances in May. Spend a Sunday afternoon with Lithuanian pianist Gintaute Gataveckaite on May 5. Then, on Tuesday May 7, join Benjamin Baker and Ian Munro for fine conversation between violin and piano, featuring sonatas by Mozart, Brahms and Janacek. Each concert is $25, or book both for $40 with a double pass deal. Performance Details:Sunday, May 5 and Tuesday May 7 Venue: Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St,Abbotsford Further information and bookings: https:/ /


■ Heidelberg Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller’s AView from the Bridge from May 3-18 at 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna. Directed by Chris McLean, A View from the Bridge tells of Eddie Carbone, a hardworking longshoreman (wharfie) in New York who supports his wife, Beatrice, and their orphaned niece, Catherine. Tensions arise when Beatrice’s cousins, Marco and Rodolpho, illegal migrants from Italy, come to live with the family, and these tensions are exacerbated when Rodolpho begins a romance with Catherine. Unable to confront his own, jealous feelings for his niece, Eddie spirals into a course of anger, bullying and accusations. This sets in motion a series of fateful consequences Eddie could not have predicted. AView from the Bridge is a story of obsession and bigotry, love and jealousy, honour and social position, and explores how a man can unravel when unable to deal with his repressed feelings. Heidelberg Theatre Company first produced this award-winning play in 1964, when their home was the old Rechabite Hall in Ivanhoe. Performance Season: May 3 – 18 at 8pm; May 5 and 12 at 2pm; May 11 at 2pm Venue: Heidelberg Theatre,36 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Bookings:

FAULTY TOWERS ■ In the Faulty Towers bar, guests (read audience), drinks in hand, are being ushered into the Balmoral dining room and transported back in time to 1975. Fawlty Towers, the iconic British TV sitcom recently named the greatest comedy sitcom by a panel of comedy experts, is being recreated at the Stamford Plaza hotel for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This is immersive theatre and it is with trepidation that the audience settles in as we all know what’s coming. For the next two hours, various members of the audience are singled out to join in the improv. And the audience, who seem to know all the classic gags from the show, join in with the mayhem. From bravely announcing to their host, Basil Fawlty, that their cream of pea soup is cold, to allowing Manuel to hide under their table. Beware sitting next to the vegetarians, or, heaven forbid, the lone German. Rob Langston perfectly captures Basil’s passive-aggressive rage against the world. Rebecca Fortuna shines as the redoubtable Sybil and Anthony Sottile is utterly believable as the perpetually confused Barcelonan waiter, Manuel. The ingenious and resourceful, Polly – a stalwart of the original series – was absent from the ensemble. All the familiar storylines are woven in; Basil the rat, the Hitler walk, the betting slip and many more complete with audience participation, either willingly or not. Sybil harangues Basil, Basil, in turn, harangues the long-suffering Manuel, and the audience, harangued by all, tackles a three-course meal in amongst the pandemonium. It can feel a little dated – in the 21st century jokes about ethnicity or the wife have perhaps lost a little of their zing. Nevertheless, the laughs keep coming and it was certainly a hit with the audience. – Review by Kathryn Keeble

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Bleak House - by Charles Dickens It must be a strange state to be like Jo! To shuffle through the streets, unfamiliar with the shapes, and in utter darkness as to the meaning, of those mysterious symbols, so abundant over the shops, and at the corners of streets, and on the doors, and in the windows! To see people read, and to see people write, and to see the postmen deliver letters, and not to have the least idea of all that language — to be, to every scrap of it, stone blind and dumb! It must be very puzzling to see the good company going to the churches on Sundays, with their books in their hands, and to think (for perhaps Jo DOES think at odd times) what does it all mean, and if it means anything to anybody, how comes it that it means nothing to me? To be hustled, and jostled, and moved on; and really to feel that it would appear to be perfectly true that I have no business here, or there, or anywhere; and yet to be perplexed by the consideration that I AM here somehow, too, and everybody overlooked me until I became the creature that I am! It must be a strange state, not merely to be told that I am scarcely human (as in the case of my offering myself for a witness), but to feel it of my own knowledge all my life! To see the horses, dogs, and cattle go by me and to know that in ignorance I belong to them and not to the superior beings in my shape, whose delicacy I offend! Jo’s ideas of a criminal trial, or a judge, or a bishop, or a govemment, or that inestimable jewel to him (if he only knew it) the Constitution, should be strange! His whole material and immaterial life is wonderfully strange; his death, the strangest thing of all. Jo comes out of Tom-all–Alone’s, meeting the tardy morning which is always late in getting down there, and munches his dirty bit of bread as he comes along. His way lying through many streets, and the houses not yet being open, he sits down to breakfast on the door-step of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts and gives it a brush when he has finished as an acknowledgment of the accommodation. He admires the size of the edifice and wonders what it’s all about. He has no idea, poor wretch, of the spiritual destitution of a coral reef in the Pacific or what it costs to look up the precious souls among the coco-nuts and breadfruit. He goes to his crossing and begins to lay it out for the day. The town awakes; the great teetotum is set up for its daily spin and whirl; all that unaccountable reading and writing, which has been suspended for a few hours, recommences. Jo and the other lower animals get on in the unintelligible mess as they can. It is marketday. The blinded oxen, over-goaded, overdriven, never guided, run into wrong places and are beaten out, and plunge red-eyed and foaming at stone walls, and often sorely hurt the innocent, and often sorely hurt themselves. Very like Jo and his order; very, very like! A band of music comes and plays. Jo listens to it. So does a dog — a drover’s dog, waiting for his master outside a butcher’s shop, and evidently thinking about those sheep he has had upon his mind for some hours and is happily rid of. He seems perplexed respecting three or four, can’t remember where he left them, looks up and down the street as half expecting to see them astray, suddenly pricks up his ears and remembers all about it. A thoroughly vagabond dog, accustomed to low company and publichouses; a terrific dog to sheep, ready at a whistle to scamper over their backs and tear out mouthfuls of their wool; but an educated, improved, developed dog who has been taught his duties and knows how to discharge them. He and Jo listen to the music, probably with much the same amount of animal satisfaction; likewise as to awakened association, aspiration, or regret, melancholy or joyful reference to things beyond the senses, they are probably upon a par. But, otherwise, how far above the human listener is the brute! Turn that dog’s descendants wild, like Jo, and in a very few years they will so degenerate that they will lose even their bark — but not their bite. The day changes as it wears itself away and becomes dark and drizzly. Jo fights it out at his

Charles Dickens crossing among the mud and wheels, the horses, whips, and umbrellas, and gets but a scanty sum to pay for the unsavoury shelter of Tom-all– Alone’s. Twilight comes on; gas begins to start up in the shops; the lamplighter, with his ladder, runs along the margin of the pavement. A wretched evening is beginning to close in. In his chambers Mr. Tulkinghorn sits meditating an application to the nearest magistrate tomorrow morning for a warrant. Gridley, a disappointed suitor, has been here to-day and has been alarming. We are not to be put in bodily fear, and that ill-conditioned fellow shall be held to bail again. From the ceiling, foreshortened Allegory, in the person of one impossible Roman upside down, points with the arm of Samson (out of joint, and an odd one) obtrusively toward the window. Why should Mr. Tulkinghorn, for such no reason, look out of window? Is the hand not always pointing there? So he does not look out of window. And if he did, what would it be to see a woman going by? There are women enough in the world, Mr. Tulkinghorn thinks — too many; they are at the bottom of all that goes wrong in it, though, for the matter of that, they create business for lawyers. What would it be to see a woman going by, even though she were going secretly? They are all secret. Mr. Tulkinghorn knows that very well. But they are not all like the woman who now leaves him and his house behind, between whose plain dress and her refined manner there is something exceedingly inconsistent. She should be an upper servant by her attire, yet in her air and step, though both are hurried and assumed — as far as she can assume in the muddy streets,

she is a lady. Her face is veiled, and still she sufficiently betrays herself to make more than one of those who pass her look round sharply. She never turns her head. Lady or servant, she has a purpose in her and can follow it. She never turns her head until she comes to the crossing where Jo plies with his broom. He crosses with her and begs. Still, she does not turn her head until she has landed on the other side. Then she slightly beckons to him and says, “Come here!” Jo follows her a pace or two into a quiet court. “Are you the boy I’ve read of in the papers?” she asked behind her veil. “I don’t know,” says Jo, staring moodily at the veil, “nothink about no papers. I don’t know nothink about nothink at all.” “Were you examined at an inquest?” “I don’t know nothink about no — where I was took by the beadle, do you mean?” says Jo. “Was the boy’s name at the inkwhich Jo?” “Yes.” “That’s me!” says Jo. “Come farther up.” “You mean about the man?” says Jo, following. “Him as wos dead?” “Hush! Speak in a whisper! Yes. Did he look, when he was living, so very ill and poor?” “Oh, jist!” says Jo. “Did he look like — not like YOU?” says the woman with abhorrence. “Oh, not so bad as me,” says Jo. “I’m a reg’lar one I am! You didn’t know him, did you?” “How dare you ask me if I knew him?” “No offence, my lady,” says Jo with much humility, for even he has got at the suspicion of her being a lady. “I am not a lady. I am a servant.”

least idea of saying anything offensive, merely as a tribute of admiration. “Listen and be silent. Don’t talk to me, and stand farther from me! Can you show me all those places that were spoken of in the account I read? The place he wrote for, the place he died at, the place where you were taken to, and the place where he was buried? Do you know the place where he was buried?” Jo answers with a nod, having also nodded as each other place was mentioned. “Go before me and show me all those dreadful places. Stop opposite to each, and don’t speak to me unless I speak to you. Don’t look back. Do what I want, and I will pay you well.” Jo attends closely while the words are being spoken; tells them off on his broom-handle, finding them rather hard; pauses to consider their meaning; considers it satisfactory; and nods his ragged head. “I’m fly,” says Jo. “But fen larks, you know. Stow hooking it!” “What does the horrible creature mean?” exclaims the servant, recoiling from him. “Stow cutting away, you know!” says Jo. “I don’t understand you. Go on before! I will give you more money than you ever had in your life.” Jo screws up his mouth into a whistle, gives his ragged head a rub, takes his broom under his arm, and leads the way, passing deftly with his bare feet over the hard stones and through the mud and mire. Cook’s Court. Jo stops. A pause. “Who lives here?” “Him wot give him his writing and give me half a bull,” says Jo in a whisper without looking over his shoulder. “Go on to the next.” Krook’s house. Jo stops again. A longer pause. “Who lives here?” “HE lived here,” Jo answers as before. After a silence he is asked, “In which room?” “In the back room up there. You can see the winder from this corner. Up there! That’s where I see him stritched out. This is the public-ouse where I was took to.” “Go on to the next!” It is a longer walk to the next, but Jo, relieved of his first suspicions, sticks to the forms imposed upon him and does not look round. By many devious ways, reeking with offence of many kinds, they come to the little tunnel of a court, and to the gas-lamp (lighted now), and to the iron gate. “He was put there,” says Jo, holding to the bars and looking in. “Where? Oh, what a scene of horror!” “There!” says Jo, pointing. “Over yinder. Arnong them piles of bones, and close to that there kitchin winder! They put him wery nigh the top. They was obliged to stamp upon it to git it in. I could unkiver it for you with my broom if the gate was open. That’s why they locks it, I s’pose,” giving it a shake. “It’s always locked. Look at the rat!” cries Jo, excited. “Hi! Look! There he goes! Ho! Into the ground!” The servant shrinks into a corner, into a corner of that hideous archway, with its deadly stains contaminating her dress; and putting out her two hands and passionately telling him to keep away from her, for he is loathsome to her, so remains for some moments. Jo stands staring and is still staring when she recovers herself. “Is this place of abomination consecrated ground?” “I don’t know nothink of consequential ground,” says Jo, still staring. “Is it blessed?” “Which?” says Jo, in the last degree amazed. “Is it blessed?” “I’m blest if I know,” says Jo, staring more than ever; “but I shouldn’t think it warn’t. Blest?” repeats Jo, something troubled in his mind. “It an’t done it much good if it is. Blest? I should think it was t’othered myself. But I don’t know nothink!” The servant takes as little heed of what he says as she seems to take of what she has said herself. She draws off her glove to get some money

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From Page 75 from her purse. Jo silently notices how white and small her hand is and what a jolly servant she must be to wear such sparkling rings. She drops a piece of money in his hand without touching it, and shuddering as their hands approach. “Now,” she adds, “show me the spot again!” Jo thrusts the handle of his broom between the bars of the gate, and with his utmost power of elaboration, points it out. At length, looking aside to see if he has made himself intelligible, he finds that he is alone. His first proceeding is to hold the piece of money to the gas-light and to be overpowered at finding that it is yellow — gold. His next is to give it a one-sided bite at the edge as a test of its quality. His next, to put it in his mouth for safety and to sweep the step and passage with great care. His job done, he sets off for Tom-all–Alone’s, stopping in the light of innumerable gas-lamps to produce the piece of gold and give it another one-sided bite as a reassurance of its being genuine. The Mercury in powder is in no want of society to-night, for my Lady goes to a grand dinner and three or four balls. Sir Leicester is fidgety down at Chesney Wold, with no better company than the goat; he complains to Mrs. Rouncewell that the rain makes such a monotonous pattering on the terrace that he can’t read the paper even by the fireside in his own snug dressing-room. “Sir Leicester would have done better to try the other side of the house, my dear,” says Mrs. Rouncewell to Rosa. “His dressing-room is on my Lady’s side. And in all these years I never heard the step upon the Ghost’s Walk more distinct than it is to-night!” Chapter XVII— Esther’s Narrative Richard very often came to see us while we remained in London (though he soon failed in his letter-writing), and with his quick abilities, his good spirits, his good temper, his gaiety and freshness, was always delightful. But though I liked him more and more the better I knew him, I still felt more and more how much it was to be regretted that he had been educated in no habits of application and concentration. The system which had addressed him in exactly the same manner as it had addressed hundreds of other boys, all varying in character and capacity, had enabled him to dash through his tasks, always with fair credit and often with distinction, but in a fitful, dazzling way that had confirmed his reliance on those very qualities in himself which it had been most desirable to direct and train. They were good qualities, without which no high place can be meritoriously won, but like fire and water, though excellent servants, they were very bad masters. If they had been under Richard’s direction, they would have been his friends; but Richard being under their direction, they became his enemies. I write down these opinions not because I believe that this or any other thing was so because I thought so, but only because I did think so and I want to be quite candid about all I thought and did. These were my thoughts about Richard. I thought I often observed besides how right my guardian was in what he had said, and that the uncertainties and delays of the Chancery suit had imparted to his nature something of the careless spirit of a gamester who felt that he was part of a great gaming system. Mr. and Mrs. Bayham Badger coming one afternoon when my guardian was not at home, in the course of conversation I naturally inquired after Richard. “Why, Mr. Carstone,” said Mrs. Badger, “is very well and is, I assure you, a great acquisition to our society. Captain Swosser used to say of me that I was always better than land a-head and a breeze a-starn to the midshipmen’s mess when the purser’s junk had become as tough as the fore-topsel weather earings. It was his naval way of mentioning generally that I was an acquisition to any society. I may render the same tribute, I am sure, to Mr. Carstone. But I— you won’t think me premature if I mention it?” I said no, as Mrs. Badger’s insinuating tone seemed to require such an answer. “Nor Miss Clare?” said Mrs. Bayham Badger sweetly. Ada said no, too, and looked uneasy. “Why, you see, my dears,” said Mrs. Badger, “ — you’ll excuse me calling you my dears?” We entreated Mrs. Badger not to mention it. “Because you really are, if I may take the liberty of saying so,” pursued Mrs. Badger, “so

Magazine perfectly charming. You see, my dears, that although I am still young — or Mr. Bayham Badger pays me the compliment of saying so — ” “No,” Mr. Badger called out like some one contradicting at a public meeting. “Not at all!” “Very well,” smiled Mrs. Badger, “we will say still young.” “Undoubtedly,” said Mr. Badger. “My dears, though still young, I have had many opportunities of observing young men. There were many such on board the dear old Crippler, I assure you. After that, when I was with Captain Swosser in the Mediterranean, I embraced every opportunity of knowing and befriending the midshipmen under Captain Swosser’s command. YOU never heard them called the young gentlemen, my dears, and probably wonld not understand allusions to their pipe-claying their weekly accounts, but it is otherwise with me, for blue water has been a second home to me, and I have been quite a sailor. Again, with Professor Dingo.” “A man of European reputation,” murmured Mr. Badger. “When I lost my dear first and became the wife of my dear second,” said Mrs. Badger, speaking of her former husbands as if they were parts of a charade, “I still enjoyed opportunities of observing youth. The class attendant on Professor Dingo’s lectures was a large one, and it became my pride, as the wife of an eminent scientific man seeking herself in science the utmost consolation it could impart, to throw our house open to the students as a kind of Scientific Exchange. Every Tuesday evening there was lemonade and a mixed biscuit for all who chose to partake of those refreshments. And there was science to an unlimited extent.” “Remarkable assemblies those, Miss Summerson,” said Mr. Badger reverentially. “There must have been great intellectual friction going on there under the auspices of such a man!” “And now,” pursued Mrs. Badger, “now that I am the wife of my dear third, Mr. Badger, I still pursue those habits of observation which were formed during the lifetime of Captain Swosser and adapted to new and unexpected purposes during the lifetime of Professor Dingo. I therefore have not come to the consideration of Mr. Carstone as a neophyte. And yet I am very much of the opinion, my dears, that he has not chosen his profession advisedly.” Ada looked so very anxious now that I asked Mrs. Badger on what she founded her supposition. “My dear Miss Summerson,” she replied, “on Mr. Carstone’s character and conduct. He is of such a very easy disposition that probably he would never think it worthwhile to mention how he really feels, but he feels languid about the profession. He has not that positive interest in it which makes it his vocation. If he has any decided impression in reference to it, I should say it was that it is a tiresome pursuit. Now, this is not promising. Young men like Mr. Allan Woodcourt who take it from a strong interest in all that it can do will find some reward in it through a great deal of work for a very little money and through years of considerable endurance and disappointment. But I am quite convinced that this would never be the case with Mr. Carstone.” “Does Mr. Badger think so too?” asked Ada timidly. “Why,” said Mr. Badger, “to tell the truth, Miss Clare, this view of the matter had not occurred to me until Mrs. Badger mentioned it. But when Mrs. Badger put it in that light, I naturally gave great consideration to it, knowing that Mrs. Badger’s mind, in addition to its natural advantages, has had the rare advantage of being formed by two such very distinguished (I will even say illustrious) public men as Captain Swosser of the Royal Navy and Professor Dingo. The conclusion at which I have arrived is — in short, is Mrs. Badger’s conclusion.” “It was a maxim of Captain Swosser’s,” said Mrs. Badger, “speaking in his figurative naval manner, that when you make pitch hot, you cannot make it too hot; and that if you only have to swab a plank, you should swab it as if Davy Jones were after you. It appears to me that this maxim is applicable to the medical as well as to the nautical profession. “To all professions,” observed Mr. Badger. “It was admirably said by Captain Swosser. Beautifully said.”

“People objected to Professor Dingo when we were staying in the north of Devon after our marriage,” said Mrs. Badger, “that he disfigured some of the houses and other buildings by chipping off fragments of those edifices with his little geological hammer. But the professor replied that he knew of no building save the Temple of Science. The principle is the same, I think?” “Precisely the same,” said Mr. Badger. “Finely expressed! The professor made the same remark, Miss Summerson, in his last illness, when (his mind wandering) he insisted on keeping his little hammer under the pillow and chipping at the countenances of the attendants. The ruling passion!” Although we could have dispensed with the length at which Mr. and Mrs. Badger pursued the conversation, we both felt that it was disinterested in them to express the opinion they had communicated to us and that there was a great probability of its being sound. We agreed to say nothing to Mr. Jarndyce until we had spoken to Richard; and as he was coming next evening, we resolved to have a very serious talk with him. So after he had been a little while with Ada, I went in and found my darling (as I knew she would be) prepared to consider him thoroughly right in whatever he said. “And how do you get on, Richard?” said I. I always sat down on the other side of him. He made quite a sister of me. “Oh! Well enough!” said Richard. “He can’t say better than that, Esther, can he?” cried my pet triumphantly. I tried to look at my pet in the wisest manner, but of course I couldn’t. “Well enough?” I repeated. “Yes,” said Richard, “well enough. It’s rather jog-trotty and humdrum. But it’ll do as well as anything else!” “Oh! My dear Richard!” I remonstrated. “What’s the matter?” said Richard. “Do as well as anything else!” “I don’t think there’s any harm in that, Dame Durden,” said Ada, looking so confidingly at me across him; “because if it will do as well as anything else, it will do very well, I hope.” “Oh, yes, I hope so,” returned Richard, carelessly tossing his hair from his forehead. “After all, it may be only a kind of probation till our suit is — I forgot though. I am not to mention the suit. Forbidden ground! Oh, yes, it’s all right enough. Let us talk about something else.” Ada would have done so willingly, and with a full persuasion that we had brought the question to a most satisfactory state. But I thought it would be useless to stop there, so I began again. “No, but Richard,” said I, “and my dear Ada! Consider how important it is to you both, and what a point of honour it is towards your cousin, that you, Richard, should be quite in earnest without any reservation. I think we had better talk about this, really, Ada. It will be too late very soon.” “Oh, yes! We must talk about it!” said Ada. “But I think Richard is right.” What was the use of my trying to look wise when she was so pretty, and so engaging, and so fond of him! “Mr. and Mrs. Badger were here yesterday, Richard,” said I, “and they seemed disposed to think that you had no great liking for the profession.” “Did they though?” said Richard. “Oh! Well, that rather alters the case, because I had no idea that they thought so, and I should not have liked to disappoint or inconvenience them. The fact is, I don’t care much about it. But, oh, it don’t matter! It’ll do as well as anything else!” “You hear him,Ada!” said I. “The fact is,” Richard proceeded, half thoughtfully and half jocosely, “it is not quite in my way. I don’t take to it. And I get too much of Mrs. Bayham Badger’s first and second.” “I am sure THAT’S very natural!” cried Ada, quite delighted. “The very thing we both said yesterday, Esther!” “Then,” pursued Richard, “it’s monotonous, and to-day is too like yesterday, and to-morrow is too like to-day.” “But I am afraid,” said I, “this is an objection to all kinds of application — to life itself, except under some very uncommon circumstances.” “Do you think so?” returned Richard, still considering. “Perhaps! Ha! Why, then, you know,” he added, suddenly becoming gay again, “we

travel outside a circle to what I said just now. It’ll do as well as anything else. Oh, it’s all right enough! Let us talk about something else.” But even Ada, with her loving face — and if it had seemed innocent and trusting when I first saw it in that memorable November fog, how much more did it seem now when I knew her innocent and trusting heart — even Ada shook her head at this and looked serious. So I thought it a good opportunity to hint to Richard that if he were sometimes a little careless of himself, I was very sure he never meant to be careless of Ada, and that it was a part of his affectionate consideration for her not to slight the importance of a step that might influence both their lives. This made him almost grave. “My dear Mother Hubbard,” he said, “that’s the very thing! I have thought of that several times and have been quite angry with myself for meaning to be so much in earnest and — somehow — not exactly being so. I don’t know how it is; I seem to want something or other to stand by. Even you have no idea how fond I am of Ada (my darling cousin, I love you, so much!), but I don’t settle down to constancy in other things. It’s such uphill work, and it takes such a time!” said Richard with an air of vexation. “That may be,” I suggested, “because you don’t like what you have chosen.” “Poor fellow!” said Ada. “I am sure I don’t wonder at it!” No. It was not of the least use my trying to look wise. I tried again, but how could I do it, or how could it have any effect if I could, while Ada rested her clasped hands upon his shoulder and while he looked at her tender blue eyes, and while they looked at him! “You see, my precious girl,” said Richard, passing her golden curls through and through his hand, “I was a little hasty perhaps; or I misunderstood my own inclinations perhaps. They don’t seem to lie in that direction. I couldn’t tell till I tried. Now the question is whether it’s worth-while to undo all that has been done. It seems like making a great disturbance about nothing particular.” “My dear Richard,” said I, “how CAN you say about nothing particular?” “I don’t mean absolutely that,” he returned. “I mean that it MAY be nothing particular because I may never want it.” Both Ada and I urged, in reply, not only that it was decidedly worth-while to undo what had been done, but that it must be undone. I then asked Richard whether he had thought of any more congenial pursuit. “There, my dear Mrs. Shipton,” said Richard, “you touch me home. Yes, I have. I have been thinking that the law is the boy for me.” “The law!” repeated Ada as if she were afraid of the name. “If I went into Kenge’s office,” said Richard, “and if I were placed under articles to Kenge, I should have my eye on the — hum! — the forbidden ground — and should be able to study it, and master it, and to satisfy myself that it was not neglected and was being properly conducted. I should be able to look after Ada’s interests and my own interests (the same thing!); and I should peg away at Blackstone and all those fellows with the most tremendous ardour.” I was not by any means so sure of that, and I saw how his hankering after the vague things yet to come of those long-deferred hopes cast a shade on Ada’s face. But I thought it best to encourage him in any project of continuous exertion, and only advised him to be quite sure that his mind was made up now. “My dear Minerva,” said Richard, “I am as steady as you are. I made a mistake; we are all liable to mistakes; I won’t do so any more, and I’ll become such a lawyer as is not often seen. That is, you know,” said Richard, relapsing into doubt, “if it really is worth-while, after all, to make such a disturbance about nothing particular!” This led to our saying again, with a great deal of gravity, all that we had said already and to our coming to much the same conclusion afterwards. But we so strongly advised Richard to be frank and open with Mr. Jarndyce, without a moment’s delay, and his disposition was naturally so opposed to concealment that he sought him out at once (taking us with him) and made a full avowal. “Rick,” said my guardian, after hearing him attentively, “we can retreat with honour, and we will.

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International galloper is the one to beat

■ The Aged Stakes to be run at Randwick on Saturday (Apr. 20) has attracted some very smart horses including, a top international in D'Bai, in the care of winning Melbourne Cup trainer, Charlie Appleby for the Godolphin camp. A smart type at his last start back in January, D'Bai won at Goodwood over 1400 metres in good style, and if he fronts up for the All Aged Stakes, he will be hard to beat. In saying that, there some pretty smart ones against him. The second favourite Pierata is smart, and was a good fifth to Santa Ana Lane in the T.J.Smith, and will be better suited over the 1400 of the All Aged Stakes. Osborne Bulls, who got a long way back in the T.J., but finished fast, will be better suited over the 1400 metres of the All Aged Stakes. He has been unlucky in two of his last three starts and could atone here. The evergreen Le Romain has been entered, but is finding it harder up against the cream at each of his starts. Happy Clapper, the bridesmaid to Winx many times, is back after a small injury and will put in as usual and the distance is ideal. Doncaster placegetter, the evergreen, Hartnell, who had previously won the big mile, is always a chance as he gives his all every time he steps out. I like Pierata and Osborne Bulls.

What a ride

Ted Ryan Racing

● Osborne Bulls wins at Caulfield. Racing Photos for a big day on ANZAC Day, at their picturesque track. As usual the Club is organising a big day, with plenty of entertainment including looking after the children on the day. The Club runs a five-race program which includes the Diggers Cup, which attracts trainers and owners in the area to put their best thoroughbreds around for the cash and trophy. The Club provides for all and sundry with, Fashions on the Field, free Children's entertainment, betting on local and interstate races, with bookmakers and tote available for punters. I will be working for the Club on the day handling the P.A. side of things, including interviews with jockeys and sponsors and handling the presentations. This is my third year with the Club which I enjoy, journeying up with the race caller, Nigel

Ted Ryan

■ One of the best rides you will ever see, eventuated at Randwick with the running of the Doncaster Handicap. One of the best riders to grace the turf, Glen Boss, rode a copybook race getting home on top, three-year old, Brutal, in the Doncaster after drawing out in barrier 21. Admittedly three came out, but it was a masterful ride by the triple, Melbourne Cup winning jockey, Glen Boss, who completed the threesome on the great mare, Makybe Diva, in 20032004 and 2005. Despite the draw he hadBrutal, beautifully placed just off the lead. Normally he rides at around at 52.5 kilos, but had to get down to 49.5 kilos to ride the horse for the Hawkes camp. He has now won four of his seven starts and been unplaced only once. Prepared by the Hawkes team, the son of New Zealand stallion, O'Reilly, has always shown that he was going to be first class. After the Doncaster win, Wayne Hawkes, said that they flew Boss out from Singapore, mentioning it cost $8000, but going back, he can have the very best. Several years ago Boss was finding it hard to get rides in Australia and settled his family in Singapore and he hasn't looked back. To get down to 49.5 kilos was a remarkable effort for a man nearly 50, the weight approxiI for one would love to see him back riding mately eight stone in the old. full time here. One of the nicest guys among the jockey ranks, he is always obliging with his time, it is a pity he doesn't ride here, but evidently the tide is ■ The Deniliquin Racing Club is gearing up against him, why I don't know.

Ready to race

Killop, and his wife Caroline and son Jake. The Club conducts a Punters Club on the day with Caroline looking after things, with Nigel, doing the picking of the fancies on the five-event card. The Club provides great food and refreshments, including a dining room, for your convenience. There are TAB and bar facilities while the club provides live music after the last. One of the big highlights of the day is the Two-up after the last, which I am part of, which goes down well punters. The Club is running dining packages on the day, including Party Packs for $85 per person for 10 people, fully catered for. Up to and including the Corporate Marquee ‘The Lion's Den’ for $120 per person, fully catered for, including entry. The main race on the day is the ‘Diggers Cup’, after which we will have a stand to, in respect of those who fought for Australia in wars. Entry for adults is $20, with youngsters under 18 admitted free, as long as they are accompanied by an adult or guardian, who will be responsible for their behaviour whilst on course. The Club has organised a free bus pick up form town and drop off afterwards to various clubs, pubs and motels. If you would like a great day out for you and your family, give the Club a ring on 5881 1944 or mobile 0428 815 587. Hope to see you on ANZAC Day. - Ted Ryan

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San Carlo: easy Mildura Cup victory ■ Ultimate racehorse - 8Y0 Mach ThreeBridge Player gelding San Carlo was a brilliant winner of last Saturday’s $60,000 (Group 2) Tasco Petroleum Mildura Pacing Cup for M0 or better class over 2600 metres. Trained at Kialla (Shepparton) by Steve O’Donoghue for Melbourne owner John Eichhorn, San Carlo driven by his “best mate” Bec Bartley and starting from the extreme draw, went forward as the start was effected to follow both Perspective and Emain Macha forward in the three wide line as Lucky Lombo led from gate three. When Emain Macha obtained the lead within a lap, San Carlo pressed forward to assume control entering the straight on the first occasion and the race was as good as over. Rated to perfection, San Carlo in quarters of 31.1, 30.6, 28.8 and 28.3 for the last mile, cruised to victory 5.2 metres in advance of Emain Macha, with much improved mare Reciprocity a game third a head away after racing exposed for the last half of the journey. The mile rate 1-58.6 which was 1.5 seconds outside Im The Boss’ 1-571 set last year.

Harness Racing


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Brilliant record

Raced in the open

Everything right


■ Another Goulburn Valley winner on the day was 4Y0 Muscle Hill-Why Worry mare Theresastormcoming in the Aldebaran Park Vicbred Country Series K for T0 & T1 class over 2190 metres. Driven by Kima Frenning for Tatura's David Abrahams, Theresastormcoming led throughout from gate two, running out a 1.6 metre victor over Lexington Queen (one/one) and Angels Breath which trailed the winner. The mile rate 2-04.6.

Electrifying burst

turn, Hurricane Red dashed clear on straightening to score by 3.8 metres in advance of SA visitor Heezaladiesman (five back the markers) and backmarker Princess Mila who was three metres in arrears of the runner up. The raging hot favourite Well Defined after a brilliant beginning went off stride shortly after ■ The much anticipated three night Mildura the start putting himself out of business. Pacing Cup Carnival commenced on Tuesday with two heats of the cup being held - the winners being Reciprocity and San Carlo. Former NSW five-year-old Panspacificflight-Weka ■ Popular Cobram was the trots venue on MonLass mare Reciprocity trained at Great West- day April 8 and first starter Sahara Sirocco, a ern by Peter Manning and driven by daughter colt by Courage Under Fire from Sahara Miss Kerryn, had been racing in rare form at Melton making his race debut, greeted the judge in the being a well supported $2.90 equal favourite with 1670 metre Ken and Marjorie Wadesun MemoResurgent Spirit and never gave her supporters rial 2Y0 Pace at Cobram. Driven by Chris Alford for Drouin's Gary and Debbie Quinlan, Sahara a moments worries. Settling mid-field in the moving line from the Sirocco from gate two enjoyed a charmed pasextreme draw, Reciprocity moved three wide sage trailing the well supported first starter racing for the bell following Perspective to give Yourshoutrocky which led from gate three. Using the sprint lane, Sahara Sirocco bloused the chase to the leader Bulletproof Boy. Although very wide on the final bend, Reci- leader right on the wire to prevail by a nose in 1procity raced to the front in the straight to score 55.2. Border hopper Realnspectacular was third by 7.9 metres in advance of Perspective in a mile rate of 2-00.2. Bulletproof Boy held down 9.3 metres away after racing in the open from outside the front line. third a half neck away. ■ Heat two was the ‘race of the night’ with Brallos Pass (gate 6) and San Carlo (gate 8) clashing. In a thrilling two-horse war over the final cir- ■ Junortoun's Ellen Tormey was successful at cuit as the pair cleared away from their rivals, Cobram with 4Y0 Bacardi LindySan Carlo after racing outside Brallos Pass Cruzenthepacific mare Mar Pacifico who proved too strong at the finish, reaching the judge scored in the Jim Canny Memorial Trotters with a head to spare in a brilliant track record Mobile for T0 & T1 class over 2190 metres. Doing everything right, Mar Pacifico led all mile rate of 1-58.5. Emain Macha came from of the way from gate five, accounting for Starlast to be third 27.7 metres away. Trained at Kialla (Shepparton) by Steve light Red (three back the markers) by an easy O'Donoghue, San Carlo driven by Bec Bartley 24.4 metres. Outsider Hettivale was third 13.9 who does most of the work with him, chalked up metres back off a mid-field trip. The mile rate his 26th victory from only 46 race appearances. 2-01.8. ■ Thursday's Mildura meeting was highlighted by two trotting races, the only time that squaregaiters race in Sunraysia each year and punters were wishing they didn't as two very short priced favourites were unplaced. In the $14,500 Seelite Windows and Doors Mildura Trotters Cup for T5 or better class over 2600 metres, $1.40 favourite Claudys Prince galloped wildly shortly after the start and was tailed off, with victory going to 5Y0 Pegasus SpurLets Be Happy gelding Endsin A Party for Bendigo duo Brad Stephens (owner/trainer) and Chris Svanosio (driver). Trailing the pacemaker Trumps Golden Boy, Endsin A Party when eased three wide at the straight entrance, ran home best to defeat Belts (one/one) by 1.1 metres in a mile rate of 2-08. Fratellino was a game third 10.2 metres away after racing uncovered from 10 metres for the entire trip. ■ The 2190 metre VSTA Trotters Handicap for T0 to T4 class went the way of improving 4Y0 Blissful Hall-Lombo Bright Eyes gelding Hurricane Red in a rate of 2-06.2. Trained at Gordon by Tim McGuigan and driven by son Darby who both hold a share in the horse, Hurricane Red was given the run of the race from barrier three following the poleline leader Showemyourmuscles. Easing away from the inside prior to the home

Led throughout

Led most of way

■ Barham part-owner/trainer Jeff Cakebread's 4Y0 American Ideal-Modern Velocity mare Ideal Velocity broke her maiden status at start number five, when victorious in the 1st Heat of the Eureka Series for C0 class over 2170 metres. Driven by John Caldow, Ideal Velocity led most of the way from gate four, recording a 1.2 metre margin over Village Art which trailed after leading out from gate three, with Cadillac Rock third 4.4 metres back after racing exposed. The mile rate 1-59.2.

Double day

■ Maryborough and Geelong raced on Wednesday and Shepparton's Clive Dalton snared the VSTA 3Y0 Trotters Mobile over 2190 metres with Allwoods Sunbeam, a daughter of Majestic Son & Sunbeam Song in a rate of 203.4. Driven by Greg Sugars, Allwoods Sunbeam was given a sweet passage three back along the markers as Rigondeaux was driven with aggression by Haydon Gray to lead. Extricated in the final circuit to make the home turn three wide, Allwoods Sunbeam dashed away in the straight to record a 13.7 metre margin over Xebac which led on turning after racing in the open for the last half of the journey. Aldebaran Rocky was third 2.7 metres away after trailing the weakening leader.

■ At Geelong, a big winner for Long Forest's Andy and Kate Gath was 4Y0 Somebeachsomewhere-Just Delight gelding Kerford Road in the Devcon Properties Pace for C3 to C5 class over 2100 metres. Restrained from outside the front line by Kate to settle at the tail of the field in a slowly run first half, Kerford Road produced an electrifying burst of speed out wide on turning to gain the day by a neck in a rate of 2-01.1 (last half 56.3 quarter 27) over Morvah (one/one) and Be A Major Threat (one/two) to chalk up his 7th success in 29 outings.

Used sprint lane

■ Dunnstown trainer/driver David Murphy landed the 2100 metre Flying Brick Pear Cider Pace for C1 class at Geelong with 5Y0 Art Major-Sheez The Barmaid mare Ima Showgirl. Enjoying a lovely trip from the pole trailing the almost unbackable favourite Betternbetter which led, Ima Showgirl using the sprint lane prevailed by a head in a rate of 1-59.6, with Sassyola 2.5 metres away in third place after trailing the winner.

Strong run home

■ Elmore trainer Keith Cotchin's smart Art Major-Morgan Abbey gelding Exciter was successful in the Flying Brick Draught Cider 3Y0 Pace over 2100 metres at Geelong. Driven by Ryan Duffy, Exciter first up since February, ran home strongly on straightening from mid-field in the moving line to nab the raging hot favourite Our Road To Mecca in the shadows of the post and record a 2.1 metre margin in 2-01.1. Sportzscribe came from last to finish third a half head away.

Broke status

■ Yarra Valley raced on Thursday and

Sulky Snippets This Week

■ Wednesday - Melton/Bendigo, Thursday - Charlton@ Maryborough/Kilmore, Saturday - Melton, Sunday - Warragul (Cup)/Echuca, Monday - Hamilton, Tuesday - Bendigo.

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■ Yourshoutrocky, Call Me Hector, Jimmylesurf, Elteear, Alpha Charlie, Angels Breath, Be A Major Threat.

Bangholme owner/trainer Georgina Coram's recent addition Bundisgood broke his maiden status at start number 49 by taking the Hirsh Hill Estate Trotters Mobile for T0 class over 2150 metres. Driven by close friend Simone Walker, Bundisgood a 7Y0 Bacardi Lindy-Seek And Destroy gelding starting solo on the second line, was able to follow polemarker Hades Sky as the start was effected to settle on his back. Easing away from the inside on the final bend, Bundisgood raced away on turning to score easily by 13.1 metres over Hades Sky in a mile rate of 2-02.5. Like A Sunbeam (three back the markers - exposed last lap) was third 33.8 metres back.

Critical stage

■ Popular Bendigonian Carla Innes-Goodrich was successful with 4Y0 Village Jolt-Ok Rita mare Okanes Devil in the Mooroolbark Probus Club Eureka Series (2nd Heat) for C0 class over 2150 metres at Yarra Valley. Raced by a large syndicate, Okanes Devil with Greg Sugars in the sulky. Given a sweet trip one/one from gate two, Okanes Devil momentarily locked wheels with Tanabi Falcon at a critical stage in the back straight in the last lap, but quickly regained his composure to set out after the leader Lady Shioh which had been given an easy time. Striding clear in the straight, Okanes Devil had 5.2 metres to spare on the wire from the pacemaker, with Link To Collect third 7.4 metres back after racing uncovered. The mile rate 201.5.

Arts Extra Geelong Gallery National Museum John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas. John Wolsey's 2016 gift to Geelong gallery of his 10-metre-long six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher's voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay; 1985 - 1989, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda extend their decadelong collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and this project their works meditate especially the mollusc as a powerful indicator of changing oceanic-conditions and water systems. Exhibition closes Sunday June 2. Bauhaus centenary Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack The centenary of the influential Bauhaus School of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in he German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1039. Its influence spread to Australia through emigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack Exhibition closes May 2. Geelong Gallery 55 Little Malop St, Geelong

■ Australian-first exhibition from National Museum of China showcases treasures of calligraphy and ink painting. An Australian first exhibition from the prestigious National Museum of China will explore the grand historical sweep of Chinese art and calligraphy traditions, and extend the cultural ties between two nations, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Featuring exquisite artworks that have never previously seen in Australia, the exhibition features a sweeping 14 metre animated digital experience which brings historical figures to life un intricate moving detail. The exhibition consists of more than 100 objects from China and showcases the breadth and traditions of these art forms through the works of these Chinese artists. The exhibition includes more than 70 treasures of calligraphy and painting from the National Museum of China, plus brushes, inks and other calligraphy tools on loan from the late artist Xiao Lang's family. Exhibition opened April 5 and closes July 28. National Museum ofAustralia Lawson Cres., Acton, ACT - Peter Kemp

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Yea’s 138-point loss to Seville

Yea 4.7 (31) defeated by Seville 24.25 (169) Yea ran into a red-hot Seville in the opening round of 2019, copping a 138-point loss at the Recreation Reserve. Fresh off a grand final defeat to Yarra Junction, despite being the strongest team all year in 2018, the Blues had a point to prove, yet it was the home side who held sway in the first five minutes, with Riley Aldous booting the first goal of the game. From there, Seville took control, peppering the big sticks for the remainder of the term and opening up a 20-point advantage at quarter time. The lead was further extended after the first change as the visitors transitioned the ball swiftly from defence and made the most of their tall timber inside 50. This dominance became the theme of the day as the match wore on, with Yea becoming further exposed when midway through the third term, not only were they without a bench but actually a player down on the field as injuries piled up. Brad Clements was tireless in the ruck all day long and was well supported by Jay Eager before he was sidelined shortly after half time,

● The Tigers were hit with a 138-point loss to the Blues. Photo: Ash Long while Adrian McCarthy and Andrew Chisholm Chisholm Seville: Goalkickers: P. Rattray 9, N. toiled without rest in the midfield. Daniel Evans used the ball well coming out O’Keefe 5, C. Glass 4, J. Myers 2, D. Broadof defence and Josh Keyte was dangerous for- way 2, A. Gray, J. Fraser. Best Players: B. ward of centre, kicking 1.4 and hitting the post Penwill, P. Rattray, N. O''Keefe, J. Cecere, J. Myers, S. Saniga on three occasions. RESERVES The Tigers will have the week off to lick Yea 0.2 (2) defeated by Seville 6.13 (49) their wounds before squaring off against Yea suffered a disappointing loss to Seville to Kinglake on ANZAC Day on Thursday next kick off 2019, going down by 47 points. week (Apr. 25). The Tigers were kept goalless for the entire Yea. Goalkickers: I. Porter, R. Aldous, J. Carroll, J. Keyte. Best Players: B. Clements, A. match while the visitors managed just six in what McCarthy, P. Evans, D. Evans, J. Keyte, A. wasn't exactly a spectacle. In fact, at quarter


Kelly wins dual awards ■ The focus this week for the East Central District Rifle Association Inc was the annual Victorian Queen’s Prize series of shoots held on the Wellsford Range at Bendigo . Four shooters from the ECDRA, shooting in three classes, shot the full series of shoots starting with the two-day David Syme Shoot followed by the three-day Queen’s Prize Shoot. Marty Kelly was victorious in winning the Perc Pavey Grand Championship Aggregate in the F T/R Class with a score of 604.51 and the David Syme with 341.21. Graeme Kerr shooting in the same F T/R class was placed fourth with a score of 798.5. David Wallace shooting in F Standard A Grade was placed 16th with a score of 762.32 while Terry Gee shooting, in the toughest F Class competition, F Open was placed 11th with a score of 801.42. Noting that the maximum score in F class is 60.10 for a 10 shot stage or 840.140 for the 14 stages of the Perc Pavey Grand Championship Aggregate. Although David, Terry, Marty and Graeme were the ECDRA members who shot the whole series ECDRA Captain Neal Hambridge joined them to shoot the first stage of the completion, the David Syme. The Queen's series five days of competition started well with the weather forecast of gentle winds, no rain and light cloud. The forecast was spot on and Graeme Kerr said the wind was just enough to move the shoot the diameter of the bulls eye, so that if you were in the centre and could read the wind then it should have been straightforward. Regrettably it was not. Graeme and Marty were neck and neck throughout the entire series with only one or two points separating them at the top of the board. Marty came up trumps at the last 1000yard range winning the stage in F T/R with a score of 58.2. the 1000yd range is notorious for difficult wind conditions that impact on the bullet as it takes its 1.5 seconds to reach the target where even the small changes can cause a loss of a point if your group is not centred on the centre of the target. Down the shooting mound at 1000yards in the ‘Target Rifle’ competition (where the shooter has no optical or rest assistance) Bill Ballantyne from Hornsby RSL in NSW shot a 50.7 out of a possible 50.10. full week and more to come over Easter we wish our local shooters every success and congratulate them on their efforts over the past week. Seven out of Bill’s 10 shots landed in a circle equivalent to 1/4 of a minute of angle (there are 60 minutes in a degree of angle) or a circle smaller than the diameter of a standard soccer

● Marty Kelly wins the Perc Pavey Grand Aggregate and the David Syme at the Victorian Queen’s Prize shoot. ball. To say the least there was some spectacular shooting in all classes but the A grade Target Rifle group was particularly good where on most ranges the first eight to 12 shooters did not drop one full point on a stage. It just shows how well our local marksmen are shooting if they can keep up with this standard of shooting. Well done every one. The hardship story of the competition was that of David Wallace who, when preparing for his first stage shoot cycled his bolt, as required, pushed the stock into his rear shooting bag and snap. The rifle stock broke in two. The Range Officer allowed David to retire and start again and within five minutes David’s

fellow shooters had him rigged up with a rifle, telescopic sight and all the gear to continue. A big thank you to all who helped David. His day had not finished because on the way home he hit a wombat and he had to find another vehicle to get back to the shoot. David pressed on and before you knew it he did a tyre on the second vehicle and the replacement rim he had did not fit. Talk about bad luck yet he continued on and completed the full Championship. Well done David, we all trust that things go better this week. A great result from one of the smaller clubs especially as it is form our local shooters. A glance across the table shows how fortunes waxed and wained and despite the light conditions the low maximum score count, in the F classes it is 60.10. Graeme Kerr took out the highest stage score for any ECDRA shooter for the whole 14 stages with a 60.7. Back at Violet Town Captain Neal Hambridge organised a practice shoot for those not at Bendigo and the story was very similar with the Violet Town wind just doing enough to keep the maximum scores out. Paul Watkins showed the way with 116.11 out of 120. 20 and for a new shooter, read the wind very well. Paul group’s elevation has improved significantly so he was able to better keep his shots in the the 6 ring, top score for F class shooter. It is good to see how good technique has minimised the shooters vertical group and now their wind judging is improving their scores. The results from Saturday at the 500yard range were: F-Std Rodger King 55.1, 53.2, 59.2 = 166.5; F-Open Neal Hambridge 59.4, 54.1,56.3 = 169.8, Paul Watkins 58.6,58.5 = 116.11, John Maccioni 54.2,56.2 = 110.4. Before leaving the range the shooters were able to do a final sweep to ensure the range is ready for the annual Prize shoot on Easter Monday. Many of the ECDRA members will also be attending one or other of the Ovens and Murray DRA Prize Shoot on Easter Saturday or the Wangaratta Prize Shoot on Easter Sunday on the Glenrowan range. We wish them well and it is timely to remind new shooters who may be interested in seeing the spot in action they should drop in on Easter Monday. Regrettably due to the Prize Shoot there is no opportunity on the day to have a shot. A full week and more to come over Easter we wish our local shooters every success and congratulate them on their efforts over the past week. - Robert Chaffe

time, neither side had registered a major. The Blues went to work in the second quarter and gained ascendancy with consecutive goals but the margin was only 17 points at the major change. The game petered out with Seville gradually building on their initial lead before running out the contest as deserved victors. Lachie White was stoic in defence, Ryan Sargent found plenty of the ball in a welcome return to footy and Ben Charles impressed in his first game in the senior system. Jules Mahon worked hard through the middle of the ground, Dean Clue contested well despite being undersized and Hayden Jannke showed plenty of character in his first outing. Yea's next assignment will be Kinglake on ANZAC Day. Yea. Best Players: L. White, R. Sargeant, B. Charles, J. Mahon, H. Jannke, D. Clue Seville. Goalkickers: L. Wright 2, C. Suban, S. Lindsay, T. Wilson, J. Strachan. Best Players: L. Wright, C. Suban, J. Strachan, S. Lindsay, J. Lansdell, K. Mountjoy. - Patrick Evans

Local Reports Kinglake FNC Kinglake v Gembrook Reserves Gembrook 107 defeated Kinglake 12. The game started off well with both teams going really hard at all the contests but Gembrook’s spread around the packs and stoppages were fantastic which allowed them to take the lead at quarter-time. Things started to right for us in the second quarter after addressing the things we needed to improve on. We had some good passages of play which allowed us to win the quarter and go into the main break on a positive note. The second-half was all Gembrook who kicked 12 goals in the second half and took the game away from us. The positives to take out of the game were how well our back six held up despite being under a lot of pressure all day. We were also happy with our pressure for most of the first half. We look forward to bouncing back on ANZAC Day against Yea at home. Andy Griffiths, Rodney Pratt and Brendan Howlett (2 goals) all was played well. ★ Kinglake v Gembrook Seniors Kinglake 94 defeated Gembrook 67 The first quarter was an interesting one for the boys with us having most of the footy and having some really good passages of play around the ground. Our delivery going forward wasn’t at the standard we wanted it to be at and this meant our hard work around the ground wasn’t rewarded with scoreboard pressure and allowed Gembrook to take a quarter time lead. In the second quarter we really concentrated on not turning over the ball and the delivery from our mids to forwards was brilliant and allowed us to kick 6 goals to their 3 to allow us to take back the lead going into half-time. The third quarter was our most impressive, our pressure was immense and the way we moved the ball around the ground was fantastic especially going forward . This allowed us to kick six goals and keep Gembrook scoreless. The last quarter we dropped off and allowed Gembrook to win the quarter but the hard work in the second and third quarter set us up for a 27-point victory. Luke Hannah, Jack Hamilton, Jayden Butterworth and Bailey Robinson all played well. Andrew Fairchildand Chris Horman both kicked 4 each, while Ethan Robinson also chipped in with 3 goals. We look forward to taking on Yea on ANZAC Day at home. - Ryan Hurst

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Excitement ahead of Rebels-Boners derby SATURDAY The AFL Outer East League Round 1 start of the 2019 season had finally arrived last Saturday and the Alexandra Football-Netball Club Under 18s team travelled to Healesville to take on Upwey-Tecoma who hit the ground running with five goals to one in the first quarter as the Rebels regrouped at the first break. Upwey continued to control the football in the second quarter with another four unanswered goals as the Rebels continued to work hard without showing on the scoreboard. Some positional moves at half-time and the Rebels clicked in the second half with two goals in the third quarter and some excellent ball movement whilst Upwey kicked three and another close quarter in the last. The damage was done in the first half on the scoreboard but the Rebels improved as the game went on. Awards: Bundalaguah Engineering award Nathan Stewart, Hadfield Contractors award Tom Rouget, Alexandra Tyrepower award Blake Azzopardi, DMK Taxation award - Jye Aldous, Alexandra Apparel award - Hamish Dunsford, Alan and Betty Parsons award Fletcher McCarthy. The rest of the Club had the bye and must wait until after Easter for their first game of the season. ★ Round 2 will be on Saturday, April 27 when the Rebels host Thornton-Eildon at Rebel Park with two games of football and two games of netball. The Club, working together with the Alexandra RSL, is celebrating the ANZAC spirit as well as grass roots sport and community on the day with donation entry and the proceeds going to the RSL. The day is sponsored by the Murrindindi Shire Council and Alexandra Newspapers, there will be an ANZAC commemoration at, a complimentary afternoon tea at half-time of the senior football and everyone is invited to come along and support our community event. The Club player auction will also be held in the social rooms in the evening. ★ Do not forget to order your Club

dise - polo shirts, warm up shirts @ $50, hoodies, vests @ $70, Club stubby holders @ $7, travel mugs @ $15, peaked caps and beanies @ $25, bumper stickers are free. The Alexandra History Book is also in stock, available at the Alexandra Newsagents @ $30. Thursday night dinners have two sittings, for juniors and then seniors after their respective training with main course and sweets - adults $15 and kids $10, everyone is welcome. ★ SUNDAY The Alexandra Football-Netball Club junior teams were at Rebel Park last Sunday for round 2 of the 2019 season and hosted Euroa for four games of football and three games of netball on a warm sunny day. Under 12s Football Alexandra 9.10 (64) defeated Euroa 2.1 (13) Essence Coffee Lounge award Casey Collett; Reddrops Foodworks award Coen Miljkovic; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Caleb Carden; Provender Country Bakehouse award Zach Wright; Coach's award Dylan Woehl. Thank you to Ben Cooper and Conor Heaslip for umpiring. Under 14s Football Alexandra 2.2 (14) defeated by Euroa 16.13 (109) Essence Coffee Lounge award Bradley Irvine; Reddrops Foodworks award Banjo Fitzpatrick; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Brodie Marshall; Provender Country Bakehouse award Ben Weeks; Hadfield Contractors award Cooper Kidd; Armstrong Family award Derryl Mills; Coach's award Charlie Hill. Thank you to Paul Brooks and Chase Pearce for umpiring. Under 16s Football Alexandra 5.13 (43) defeated by Euroa 11.13 (79) Essence Coffee Lounge award Jesse King; Reddrops Foodworks award Ryan Lucas; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Billy Miller; Provender Country Bakehouse award Coby Scott; Bundalaguah Engineering award Liam Sproles; Alan & Betty Parsons award William Cannan; Coach's award Brodie Humphries. Thank you to Peter McKenzie for umpiring. Under 11s Netball Alexandra 4 defeated by Euroa 13

Reddrops Foodworks award Darcy Kidd; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Brianna Golland; HG Turf award Katie Puls. Under 13s Netball Alexandra 6 defeated by Euroa 41 Reddrops Foodworks award Ava Lowry; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Felicity Conway; Alex Physiotherapy award Millie Weeks. Under 15s Netball Alexandra 32 defeated by Euroa 39 Reddrops Foodworks award Annie Howell; Alexandra Bakery and Café award Jordan Woehl; Alex Quality Meats award Charlotte

Millard. A very big thank you to the above award sponsors for their continued support of our junior footballers and netballers in 2019. Next Sunday is a bye for Easter, the Rebels travelling to Wandong the following weekend on April 28 for three games of football (Under 10s, Under 12s and Under 14s), the Under 16s football travel to Yea to play Broadford and all netball teams have a bye. If anyone can assist with the canteen on home games during the season please speak to Melissa Crane to go on the roster. - Ray Steyger

Thornton-Eildon DFNC report ■ Round One has been ran and won in the new format of the Outer East ‘Community Bank’ Football abd Netball League. Thornton hosted Yarra Glen this round and what a sight it was seeing Thornton alive and well this season. We would like to welcome and thank all old and new members, supporters and volunteers for getting our club to this point. MEN’S FOOTBALL To date much work has been done off field in recruitment and training, taking steps establishing a new foundation to tackle this year with a positive outlook knowing we have a solid five year plan. In saying this, pre season have shown glimmers of the potential this squad has with success playing against Bonnie Doon in the annual Lake Eildon Cup and against Croydon North on March 30. Captain Deng Nai lead out the Thornton firsts against a strong Yarra Glen side. Thornton started off the first quarter well with young gun Jackson Lowe kicking the first two goals of the game which did rattle Yarra Glen. Lack of fitness compared to Yarra Glen showed later with in the first half six unanswered goals just before half-time. The same pattern continued throughout the remainder of the game with Thornton still trying to find their feet within the fresh team. Thornton however never gave up and fought hard until the very end. There is a lot to learn from this game on the weekend and plenty of positives to draw from. As a group, they know exactly what needs to be worked on and look forwards to take on Alexandra at their home ground for round 2. Awards went to Ando, Jack and Jarryd. ★ Thornton Reserves lost to a very competitive Yarra Glen side on Saturday. It was a good chance to see where the team was at after two successful practice matches. Yarra Glen have been the most consistent Reserves side for several years now and really set the benchmark to work towards. Our boys started off well and with a good first quarter from Tim Polson. Our backline was under fire but we managed to stay close in scores at first quarter break. Going into the second quarter Yarra Glen found traction getting on top of Thornton heading into half time well behind. Thornton saw a lot of fight in the third quarter and was a very even affair with Geoff Savage pushing up the ground taking strong marks. The fourth quarter was our best for the game with strong mid field play with Thornton out scoring Yarra Glen. Thornton started to find their feet with good length off ground plays with Jarod Sloan and Hamish Wathen unstoppable down back. The goal of the day was a team effort with Rick Pezzimenti, Mitch Anderson, Sean Pearson, JJ, Dhanesh Ratudi, Matthew

Herridge handball over top to Brodie Arnott to snap the goal. Awards: Tim Polson, John James, Rick Pezzimenti, Mathew Herridge, Dhanesh Ratudi The boys showed that we will match it with teams this year and with a few players still to return to Thornton, this year will show much success. NETBALL. C Grade took to the court with a full side against a well oiled Yarra Glen netball side. A mixture of last years team plus with a new Roo Jess Bellman and return of Sarah Stevenson due to illness last year, saw a team that needs to learn each other’s strengths to encourage growth to take on this season head on. With glimmers of solid plays and possessions of the ball throughout the game, saw Thornton score well with the opportunities they had. Defensive, worked hard testing several combinations to set our team up for future games to come. This team is versatile and once establishment of plays take place this team will be one to watch. Awards: Jess Bellman, Sam Martins. ★ B Grade took on the first quarter strongly keeping within reach of talented Yarra Glen. New Roo Natalie Glanville combined with returned Keely Grant in the goals, only have played together in the BoonieDoon match began to learn each other’s playing style. Strong play was seen from Tayla Paige in mid court and also the versatile Rosie Keely in defence. Heather Mason sustained a injury who is a key player in defence during the match and wish her a speedy recovery. The girls played well, with new Shinboner Shantelle Matcham in mid court doing well to slot right in like she has been playing for years. Awards: Keely Grant, Tayla Paige. ★ We would like to thank YarraGlen for supporting our club by sticking around in our clubrooms for the evening. This is what we love about Thornton, many supporting our endeavours keeping sports in our local community. Thank you also goes out to Eddy and our canteen helpers. We are still looking for a canteen manager so any interest please get in touch with our club. Well done to all Thornton members and supporters in getting our club to this point for 2019. The only way is up and the resilience, the fight back and positivity is infectious. Get on board exciting things are coming. Thornton looks forward to Round two against Alexandra on April 27 and our Women’s team play at Healesville on the same day. - Sarah Stevenson & Co.

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Thornton-Eildon District FNC netball teams

â—? Thornton-Eildon C-Grade Netballers (back row, from left): Jess Bellman, Melanie Gourlay, Sam Martins, Elley Morrison, Maggie Rigby, Jayne Farnan. Front row: Sarah Stevenson, Paige Gardner. Photo: Mel Gourlay.

â—? Thornton-Eildon B-Grade Netballers (back row, from left): Shantelle Matcham, Jess Gorman, Tayla Paige, Jess Slapp, Cassandra Worm. Front row: Heather Mason, Keely Grant, Rosie Keely.. Photo: Mel Gourlay.


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Local Sport Yea Girls Footy

● Yea Girls played Seville at The Rec on Sunday. Photo: Facebook ■ What a day of footy for our girls. We took on Seville at home. pretty warm day for footy. It’s not often we have the girls slip, slop, slapping on sunscreen. There are way too many names to mention after the match as every girl played and ran their hearts out but I will make mention to a few. Vanessa James played an outstanding match as well as the Darkin sisters. Lily Darkin took some brilliant marks and April used her speed and agility on the wing. Shayla Perry, once again, used her speed to be first at the ball and getting it out of the pack. Lily Undie took some great marks in the defence and Asha Close hadthe best tackles of the match as well as good old fashioned bump to get her opponent out of the way. I couldn’t be more proud of all of these girls and their efforts. They played hard for the full four quarters. Our new players are settling in beautifully and after today’s match and we have a great foundation to build on. Yea 2.3 (15) were def by Seville 4.3 (27) Yea. Goal kickers: Abbey Hanlon, Grace Muller. Awards: Lily Darkin, Vanessa James, Taliyah Thomas-Pepe, Kira Bradley. - Facebook

Yea Golf Club

● Malcolm Bett congratulates Kevin Coghlan on his Barry Moore Trophy and Monthly Medal ■ Wednesday saw 12 players playing a stableford event at Royal Yea Golf course. Winner with 36 points on CB was Jeff Aurisch (14) from Peter Johnston( 16). Third was Ray Partridge (27) and he also was NTP on the 2nd. Bruce Kindred was the lucky winner of the Club Award for $10. Saturday saw the Monthly Medal contested by 17 players with a stroke and putting competition. It was also the second round of the Sichlau Trophy. Last weeks Barry Moore Trophy final was also conducted with Kevin Coghlan (18) defeating Malcolm Bett (22) with 42 to 37 points to take out the board event. March Monthly Medal was also won by Kevin Coghlan with a nett 64. Second was Alan Pell (12) with a nett 68, with Malcolm third with 69 from Wayne Rowe (10) on CB from Brian Priestly (36) on 70. The putting was won by Wayne with 25 putts. NTP on the 11th was Michael Spagnolo and the Club Award was won on CB by Trevor Connell from Martin Lowe. - Alan Pell


Photos by Georgie Wells

New season for Yea junior netballers UNDER 11 Captain Bridie Klinge Vice-Captain Lila McKay On a beautiful Autumn Sunday, we welcomed Seymour U11's for our first game of the season. We had 10 enthusiastic girls that took turns on the bench in what proved to be a fast one sided game. Our girls, many of whom were making their debut into competitive netball, having moved up the ranks from Net Set Go, all played with a wonderful team spirit and showed great sportsmanship. They were a credit to their Coach and families. First quarter set the standard of play for the rest of the game. It was clear the Seymour were a strong team and would take some beating. We had Ella Noble and Maya Cronk in attack waiting to pounce. Nina Callander and Bridie Klinge were kept busy all day in defence against two agile and accurate Seymour shooters. Bridie took some strong rebounds of which there were few and good passing between Nina and Charlotte Young saw the ball pushed into Tiger territory a number of times. Ada Hayes was very strong and played a great game in Centre for most of the day. Ada was instrumental in a number of intercepts and made good position to encourage passing between Ella Harris and Maya - Yea 0, Seymour 8. By second quarter Maya as GA scored our first and only goal of the day resulting in a roar from the crowd. The girls lifted a little - Yea 1, Seymour 13 Third quarter saw a few in off the bench. Lila McKay in WD, Marley Leatham GA, Micayla McGillvray into Centre. Ada moved out to WA. These changes led to some good runs through the centre but again Seymour proved too strong - Yea 1, Seymour 16 Fourth quarter Bridie and Nina soldiered on in defence. Micayla was quick through the centre, made good leads and combined well with Ada. The game rounded out a much stronger Seymour side winning. A great team effort by all. With a few more games under their belt, Yea U11's will be an up and coming team to watch in the future. Final score: Yea 1 def by Seymour 20 Awards: Count Chicken "Best on Court" Bridie Klinge. Your wardrobe "Well Played" Ada Hayes. Tiger Bucks "Encouragement" Nina Callander. - Jenn Callander ★ UNDER 13 Captain: Lauren Baker The girls were blessed on Sunday with sun and warmth on their very first game of the 2019 season. The U13 team welcomed Mia Wojcik in what was her first netball game with the Yea Tigers. As anticipated, the start to the first quarter was a little scrappy due to nerves and excitement. Chloe managed an awesome first goal of the game after a beautiful passage of play by the mid court girls Mia, Millie and Bridie. Lauren and Ashlee didn't disappoint coach Cindy Hayes with their defensive play in Seymour's goals - Yea 2, Seymour 4. With no changes made, this quarter started with a bang. The ball was delivered down the court to Bonnie who shot from some distance from the goal ring and delivered the goods. Awesome work Bonnie. Yea were able to force errors on the Seymour girls, which resulted in stepping and bad passes by Seymour. Chloe and Bonnie working well together in goals. Mid court girls working tirelessly in their roles of attacking and defending. Ashlee and Lauren also defendedtheir hearts out and often causing turnovers within the game. - Yea 6, Seymour 8. What Yea lacked in height today compared to Seymour they made up for in enthusiasm and smiling faces. Beautiful defending and some strong and direct passing helped Yea stay competitive against

● Ada Hayes, Yea Under 11s

● Bridie Klinge, Yea Under 11s

● Marley Leatham, Yea Under 13s Seymour. Mia managed some lovely intercepts getting the ball well - Yea 7, Seymour 7 as did Chloe, Ashlee and Lauren - Yea 12, Quarter 2: Debutant Chelci made her first Seymour 15. game an exciting one by passing well and makWe saw Millie in centre and Bridie into WA ing her presence known. Tilly intercepted well this quarter, otherwise no other changes made. against Seymour together with Arienne and The girls had obviously been listening care- Grace. Madeline also didwell together with fully to coach Cindy in their pre-season prepa- Olivia in goals working well as a team keeping rations this year. Seymour on their toes. Yea tried their hardest to There was no evidence of stepping, defend- keep up with the goals. Yea 14, Seymour 21 ing was strong with girls using their arms, the Quarter 3: Arienne, Zoe and Madeline girls used the court well to make their space for worked well together however Seymour direct drives to the ball and strong passes to each showedg their ability to just keep in front of team other. Yea. Chelci, now in GK, did a great job passing This was a strong quarter by Yea but unfortu- well to Tilly. Grace, hot on the heels of her opnately went down by two points to Seymour by ponent, kept her from breaking free. the final siren. The girls tried their absolute hardest on the Final Score: Yea 16 def by Seymour 18 warm keeping the ball mostly down Yea's Awards: Country Fried ChickenAward - Milli end ofcourt the court. Continuing very hard against Charles. Your Wardrobe Award - Chloe Seymour. Yea 19, Seymour 31 Butterworth. Tiger Bucks Award - Mia Wojcik. Quarter 4: Fired up ready for the Final quar- Georgie Wells ter the girls return with the hot conditions in mind ★ and are ready to give it all they've got. UNDER 15 Tilly did a great job in centre keeping the Captain: Grace Cunningham game fired up. Olivia and Bridie worked well Vice Captain: Bridie Hayes Quarter 1: It was a nice fast opening quarter once again in the goals with the help of Arienne after the summer break . Nice passing down to keeping the score closer. Considering the hot conditions all the girls Yea's end of the court by Tilly with Yea achievdid a terrific job and made a closer come back ing some quick goals by Olivia and Grace. Great intercepting by Arienne and Zoe made in this last quarter. Well done Team Yea Tigers, you were all awesome. the game very exciting to watch. Final score: Yea 25 def by Seymour 36 As the game progressed very quickly the girls Awards: Your Wardrobe - Madie Granter. were communicating well together. Neat footwork resulting in a quick game. Bridie doing a Tiger Bucks - Chelsea Fitzgerald. - Kay Granter great job leaping high to prevent Seymour from


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Photos by Georgie Wells

● Nina Callander, Yea Under 11s

● Bridie McSpeerin, Yea Under 13s

● Chloe Butterworth, Yea Under 13s

● Lauren Baker, Yea Under 13s

● Mia Wocjik, Yea Under 13s

● Bridie Hayes, Yea Under 15s

● Chelci Fitzgerald, Yea Under 15s

● Grace Cunningham, Yea Under 15s

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Under 10 and 12 photos by Ian Porter Under 14 photos by N. Ockwell

Yea junior Tigers do battle with Lions

● Yea Under 14s at home against Seymour on Sunday. ● Sophie Butterworth, Yea Under 10s

● Jack Johnston, Yea Under 10s

● Ivy Leatham, Yea Under 10s

● Eamon Garlick, Yea Under 10s

● Yea Under 10 award winners: S. Butterworth, L. Henwood, C. Klinge

● Josh Porter, Yea Under 12s

● Sienna Holdsworth Rose, Yea Under 12s

● Yea Under 12 award winners: S. Holdsworth-Rose, S. Gregory, A. Antrobus

● Dominik Ciantar, Yea Under 14s

● Fletcher Archibald and Riley Frankcombe, Under 14s

UNDER 10 Round 2 of the season and the Yea Tiger Cubs hosted the Seymour Lions at home. Two teams were played with the coaches Tim and John giving great advice as they went along. Lachlan showed great defensive skills at the goals, with marking a few attempted goals by Seymour and kicking them back towards the centre. Sienna tapped out in the centre, giving Sophie opportunity to forward the ball onto Ivy, with great team playing on the ground, this lead to Sophie following up and kicking a goal. Jack was a strong force on the field handballing to Max who kicked to Tander who then brought it home for a goal. Both Eamon and Jack where awarded with free kicks. Both teams showed great team spirit, and fun was had by all. Awards: Country Fried Chicken award - S. Butterworth, Tiger Bucks - L. Henwood, Royal Mail Hotel award - C. Klinge. - Belinda Johnston ★ UNDER 12 Coming off their huge win last weekend the Under 12s came into the game with confidence against the Seymour Lions. With only a few players from the 2018 team playing for the Tigers it was an almost mirror image result from Round 2 last year. Tigers held their own for the first quarter scoring 1.1 (7) to Seymour's two goals. The second was alot quieter on the scoreboard for Yea with only one registered shot to Seymour's six. The third was the most even of all the four quarters with both sides tallying two goals one point. The last saw the same level of even play and equal ball time although the Lions were able convert it to two more goals. Coach Papa has some areas to work on with the squad that will hopefully make the outcome different next time the two sides meet. Goalkickers: M. McAlpin, J. Porter, C. Sier Final Scores: Seymour 8.5 (53) def. Yea 3.3 (21) Awards: Royal Mail Hotel award - S. Holdsworth-Rose, Country Fried Chicken award - S. Gregory, Tiger Bucks - A. Antrobus - Deb Schickerling ★ UNDER 14 On home soil Dominik Ciantar (Captain) and Lucas Zipsin (Vice-Captain) lead their team onto the field to face the Seymour Lions. From the first bounce the Yea Tigers showed great pressure in the forward line which lead to the first goal being kicked by Dominik. Tom was very hands on with his excellent ball skills leading Riley to kick another goal in the first quarter. Stephen was a strong presence in the back line which pushed the ball forward to Riley who played onto Bradley passing to Jack which resulted in another goal being kicked. At no point did the Tigers tire, achieving 10 goals overall. This result is from strong determination by all the players, and working together as a team. Goal kickers: R. Frankcombe, C. Klinge, D. Ciantar, L. Zipsin, S. Crumpen-Dolheguy, M. Lawson and J. Harrison - well done boys Final Scores: Yea 10.8 (68) def. Seymour 1.1 (7) Awards: M.Lawson, D. Ciantar , R. Frankcombe - Belinda Johnston

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Whittlesea-Diamond Creek thriller ■ The Eagles scored a three-point victory in a thriller against Diamond Creek at the Shwogroundsin NFNLDivision Two Round Two on Saturday (Apr. 13). Whittlesea 12.15 (87) defeated Diamond Creek 12.12 (84). Whittlesea Reserves 16.17 (113) defeated Diamond Creek 3.4 (22). In the Under 19 Grading, Whittlesea took a one-point victoryover the Creekers: 5.4 (34) to 5.3 (33). SENIORS WHITTLESEA .......... 3.5, 6.7, 10.10, 12.15 (87) DIAMOND CK ........ 5.4, 7.6, 11.10, 12.12 (84) Whittlesea. Team List: J. Murphy, X. Dimasi, E. Gorski, L. Beattie, M. Atta, M. Dyson, C. McCabe, P. Higgins, M. Langford, M. Andrews, N. Andrews, N. Stefanile, C. Prestopino, R. Dyson, S. Dempsey, C. Bland, T. Holmberg, B. Watson, T. Falls, H. Jarvie, J. Eid, S. Indian. Diamond Creek. Team List: M. Lewis, J. Randall, J. Empey, S. Casey, L. Brannelly, N. Kitchell, N. Searl, C. Moloney, J. Marchbank, R. Pingree, H. Kavanagh, D. Shallard, D. Fleming, T. Barnes, J. Marchbank, A. De Giorgio, J. Booth, M. Wild, T. Hall, N. Barro, j. Norman, O. Stapleton. RESERVES WHITTLESEA.......... 3.4, 9.6, 11.13, 16.17 (113) DIAMOND CREEK ......... 0.1, 2.1, 3.4, 3.4 (22) Whittlesea. Goalkickers: N. Pupilo 3, N. Byatt 3, J. Russell 2, J. Dyson 2, R. Carter, C. Rowe, B. Toll, H. Bland, B. Fitzgerald. Best: B. Burgess. Team List: N. Byatt, N. Pupilo, J. Dyson,R. Carter, H. Bland, B. Burgess, L. Crowley, C. Fitzgerald, M. Taplin, B. Byrne, J. OwensDraper, B. Tott, J. Robinson, T. Parkinson, M.

Langford, J. Russell, L. Hughes, C. Taplin, B. Lang, J. Brennan, B. Fitzgerald, C. Rowe, Z. Molloy. Diamond Creek. Goalkickers: K. O’Regan, B. Adams, M. Genio. Best: L. Davine, D. Morano, M. Genio, J. Smyth, B. Adams, M. Rogneda. Team List: B. ADams, M. Genio, K. O’Regan, M. Rogenda, J. Smyth, D. Morano, L. Davine, J. Ludlow, H. Moyes, J. Barnes, M. Robinson, J. Liddiard, C. Craig, K. Brick, T. Laver, R. Hobbs, G. Wadeson, L. Coe, S. Russell, H. Wall, A. McKenzie, M. Mitchell. UNDER 19 GRADING WHITTLESEA .................. 1.2, 1.3, 5.4, 5.4 (34) DIAMOND CREEK ........... 2.0, 4.2, 4.3, 5.3 (33) Whittlesea. Goalkickers: D. Sloan, B. Rowan, S. Alabakis, C. McLean, L. Tyrrell. Best: B. Rowan, S. Alabakis, C. McLean, L. Tyrrell, O. Sloan, T. Bland, K. Treacy, C. Newport, J. Coco, D. Tennant, B. Pimperi, M. Leslie, K. Burns, B. Caldow, J. Hayton, L. Webb, L. Coco, B. Fitzgerald, R. Johnson, K. Green, K. McMillan, L. Woolacott, L. Quine, T. Farris. Diamond Creek. Goalkickers: K. Agosta 2, N. Miles, M. Whalley, E. Farquhar. Team List: K. Agosta, E. Farquhar, M. Whalley, N. Miles, J. Elzink, A. Ravi-Pinto, J. Watson, D. Addis, R. Thomson, C. Murator, M. Knowles, J. Prosser, B. Empey, J. Woods, L. Jines, P. Jory, J. Estephan, R. Evans, B. Camilleri, K. Jeremaia, J. Gicevski, B. Wingrave, C. Whalley, R. Noble. In other Division Two Seniors games: Watsonia 19.19 (133) d Epping 9.5 (59). Thomastown 17.12 (114) d St Mary’s 6.3 (39). Banyule 14.13 (97) d Eltham 7.9 (51). Fitzroy Stars had the bye. Division Two Reserves: Watsionia 13.10

(88) d Epping 5.9 (39). Thomastown 11.8 (74) d St Mary’s 7.11 (53). Eltham 14.8 (92) d BAnyule 9.8 (62). Fitzroy Stars: Bye. Division One Seniors: Heidelberg 16.17 (113) d Hurstbridge 7.5 (47). Northcote Park 13.14 (92) d West Preston-Lakeside 7.12 (54). Montmorency 18.9 (117) d Macleod 16.13 (109). Bundoora 16.8 (104) d North Heidelberg 14.16 (100). Greensborough v Lower Plenty. Division One Reserves: Heidelberg 18.12 (120) d Hurstbridge 4.5 (29).West PrestonLakeside 23.18 (156) d Northcote Park 7.3 (45). Macleod 17.15 (117) d montmorency 9.8 (62). Bundoora 12.10 (82) d North Heidelberg 9.4 (58). Greensborough v Lower Plenty. Division Three Seniors: Heidelberg West 15.13 (103) d Reservoir 5.5 (35). LAurimar 17.12 (114) d Lalor 7.8 (50). Kilmore 12.11 (83) d Mernda 9.5 (59). Panton Hill 25.16 (166) d South Morang 6.6 (42). Old Eltham Collegians: Bye. Division Three Reserves: Heidelberg West 25.28 (178) d Resevoir 4.0 (24). Lalor 11.10 (76) d Laurimar 6.8 (44). Kilmore 10.11 (71) d Mernda 4.11 (35). Panton Hill 9.14 (58) d South Morang 7.3 (45). Old Eltham Collegians: Bye. Under 19 Grading: Eltham 2 10.23 (83) d Hurstbridge 1.4 (10). South Morang 16.17 (113) d Greensborough 2 6.7 (43). Laurimar 21.17 (143) d Bulldog Bloods 1.3 (9). Montmorency 23.13 (151) d Macleod 4.7 (31). Mill Park 7.9 (51) d Mernda 8.10 (58). St Mary’s 28.17 (185) d West Preston-Lakeside 3.7 (25). Heidelberg 13.7 (85) d Bundoora 8.6 (54). Eltham 1 19.16 (130) d Banyule 6.1 (37). Greensborough 1 v Lower Plenty.

Shinboners demonstrate spirit AFL OUTER EAST PREMIER UNDER 18 SCOREBOARD UPWEY-TECOMA.. 5.1, 9.4, 12.6, 13.11 (89) ALEXANDRA ................ 1.0, 1.0, 3.0, 3.0 (18) Upwey-Tecoma. Goalkickers: R. Sinclair 6, J. Goldie 3, T. Holland, R. Cheslett, M. Domanski, C. Bolger, B. Burrows, P. Booth. Best: R. Sinclair, J. Sheehan, T. Holland, B. Burrows, E. Kennedy, W. Sinclair. Team: R. Sinclair, J> Goldie, B. Burrows, T. Holland, C. Bolger, R. Cheslett, M. Domanski, P. Booth, W. Sinclair, E. Kennedy, J. Sheehan, J. Scott, C. Maloney, C. Jones, E. Bosua, J. Fox, J. Koutros, N. Domanski, L. HendersonRosaia. Alexandra. Team: F. McCarthy, J. Aldous, A. McDonald, N. Stewart, J. Laurie-Rhodes, R. Lucas. T. Rouget, A. Smith, J. Harding, B. Jack, T. Pedlar, B. Humphries, J. Ferrier, H. Dunsford, D. Ray, J. Southam, J. Sims, W. Woolford.

Sports Briefs Veterans match ■ Marysville Veterans are due to host Gembrook-Cockatoo on Sunday, April 28, in the AFL Outer East competition. It will be the Villains’ first match for the 2019 season. Marysville had a bye for Round 1. On Sunday, April 7, Healesville 12.6 (78) d Mt Evelyn 6.4 (40). Gembrook-Cockatoo 6.4 (40) d Narre Warren 5.9 (39). The second match on April 28 is Mount Evelyn v Narre Warren. Healesville has the bye.

Blues too slick ■ Kilmore recorded an impressive 24-point win over Mernda at Waterview Recreation Reserve in Round 2 of NFNL Division 3. The win sees the Blues sitting in fourth spot on the ladder. They have now won back to back away games against .

■ Thornton-Eildon showed the ‘Shinboners Spirit’ in its first assignment for 2019 at home on Saturday (Apr. 13). SENIORS YARRA GLEN ..... 8.6, 11.11, 15.15, 21.24 (150) THORNTON-EILDON ... 2.2, 3.3, 5.4, 8.6 (54) Yarra Glen. Team List: C. Tait, J. Clare, D. Hurley, G. Ely, J. Symes, N. McCulloch, J. Donald, B. Gardner, B. Ashton, N. Parlby, L Telford, B. Binion, W. Goopdwin, A. Smith, J. Marks, J. Smith, J. D’Argent, J. Baughan, R. Smith, R. Buerney, T. Ekers. Thornton-Eildon. Team List: J. SCotland, J. Gorman, C. Kalogirou, T. Carpenter, S. Barrand, R. Deray, J. Hehir, L. Smith, J. Beattie, A. Stevens, L. Power, W. Cody, R. Andrews, A. Mabior, J. Lowe, R. Hurst, D. Nai, D. Allan, S. McILwain, M. Anderson, R. Anderson. RESERVES YARRAGLEN THORNTON-EILDON Yarra Glen. Team List: B. Gentner, C. West, D. Calbraith, L. Coulson, M. Donald, A. Cowan, D. Kelly, S. Kelton, L. Vanderstadt, A. Bryans, D. Brodie, P. Hayes, L. Carwford, M. Dolan, D. Barker, L. Bourke, S. Duncan, M. Kikidopoulos, C. Orren, D. Whelan, B. Yon, D. Perawiti. Thornton-Eildon. Team List: R. Pezzimenti, B. Robilliard, M. Herridge, C. Piggott, D. Fleming, T. Ward, J. Scanlan, H. Wathen, L. Stewart, T. Polson, B. Doyle-Smith, B. Arnott,

D. Ratudi, D. Allan, J. Sloane, P. Sporton, J. O’Connell, M. Anderson, Y. Ruben, S. Pearson. B-GRADE NETBALL YARRA GLEN ............................. 17, 42, 49, 70 THORNTON-EILDON .................. 8, 9, 16, 17 Yarra Glen. Goals: Ellen Brown, 27. Skye Corrigan 35. Andrea Evans 8. Team. NS: Alex Bray. NS, GS: Ellen Brown. NS: Meaghan Carter. GS, GA: Andrea Evans. NS: Edana Lacey. NS: Jessie McIlraith. NS: Katelyn Vanderkolk. NS: Caitlin Harris. Thornton-Eildon. Goals: Keely Grant, 11. Rose Kealy 4. Natalie Glanville, 1. Team. GS, GA: Keely Grant. GK: Rose Kealy. WA: Jess Gorman. C: Tayla Sturges. WD: Jessica Slapp. GD; Heather Mason. GK: Natalie Glaville. C-GRADE NETBALL YARRA GLEN ............................. 18, 35, 53, 68 THORNTON-EILDON ..................... 2, 6, 9, 15 Yarra Glen. Goals: Elise Tanzen 54. Molly Duncan 5. Jodie Wilson 9. Team. NS: Morgan Bazzocco. NS: Samantha Chetcuti. NS: Madelaine Dale. NS, GA: Molly Duncan. NS: Chantelle Farley. NS: Jacinda Fraser. NS: Melissa Greig. GS: Elise Tanzen. NS, GA: Jodie Wilson. Thornton-Eildon. Goals: Jayne Farnan 8. Sarah Stevenson 7. Team. GS: Jayne Farnan. GA: Sarah Stevenson. WD: Jessica bellman. GD: Maggie Rigby. GK: Melanie Gourlay. NS: Paige Gardner.

Netball ■ Yea kicked off its netball season at home on Saturday with many returning and new faces donning the Tigers dress for 2019. The Tigers were up against old foe Seville, who were strong across the board. The D, C and B grades fought super hard in their grades. All teams started strongly, matching Seville with intensity and attack on the ball in the first quarters. Seville started to draw away in the second quarter in all three games and by half-time had comfortable leads. Yea battled hard in the second halves but Seville were far too strong, the margins all very similar in the end. There were a lot of positives taken from all three games, with all three coaches pleased with the effort of their respective sides.

The A-Grade team reversed the result starting strong to gain a six-goal lead early, then maintaining that margin until half time. Yea showed their dominance in the second half and ran out easy winners. D-Grade. Seville 40 def Yea 16. Goals: A. Christie 10, H. Broderick 6. Best: J. Hargreaves, G. Cunningham, C. Broderick C-Grade. Seville 47 def Yea 19. Goals: J. Armstrong 13, F. Purvis 4, K. Alldrick 2. Best: C. Helder, K. Broadway, M. Jarvie B-Grade: Seville 58 def Yea 33. Goals: M Sundblom 14, C Hayes 13, R. Aldous 6. Best: N. Waghorn, C. Hayes, M. Sundblom A-Grade: Yea 53 def Seville 28. Goals: M. Martinov 42, N. Watts 11 Best: M. Martinov, A. Taylor, T. Coppinger. - Cindy Hayes

Grandstander Bernie honoured ■ Yea footballers paid tribute to the life of former coach and leading player Bernie McCarthy by wearing black armbands in last Saturday’s match against Seville.

Horse saved

● The trapped horse at Yea ■ The Rev. Mother Eden-Elizabeth Nicholls of St Luke’s Anglican Church sent thanks to everyone who rallied to help one of her horses at the Yea Wetlandas and got stuck on Saturday. “Police, CFA, and so many locals, all rallied to help her,” Mother Eden said. “It seems with the lack of rain that she got across the lagoon onto the island and with the reeds and lush growth got too close to the edge and fell down the bank into the river. Was stuck for a few hours. Very very grateful to all who helped get her out. Thank you everyone.”

No admittance ■ There was a modest crowd only at the Yea-Seville matches at ‘The Rec’ on Saturday afternoon. The clubrooms were off limits to supporters during the day, as the rooms had been prepared for the Jungle Night social event last Saturday night (Apr. 13).

Alexandra on ice ■ The Alexandra Rebels have to wait until Saturday week (April 27) before playing their first Seniors and Reserves matches for the season. The Rebels will play host to Thornton-Eildon in the local derby.

Lighting funds ■ Yea Football-Netball Club is doing its best to obtain funding for four 35-metre light towers at The Rec. The Club is working with Murrindindi Shire on the $234,000 improvements project promised to the Tigers before last November’s State Election by the Andrews’ Labor Government.

Not the same ■ Glen McMaster has previously won Best Clubman at the Yea Football-Netball Club. For many years he has greeted fans and visitors at the gates of ‘The Rec’. ‘Horace’ is taking a break from the volunteer position, but Tigerland isn’t the same without him around. Last Saturday, the gate was managed by Mick Wearne and Greg Barker.

Bowls memory ■ An early Yea Bowls Club photo features in this week’s Long Shots column. The pic was researched by Alan Thorley of Yea and District Historical Pages. Yea Race Club President Denis Hawdon Smith said: “That is only the second photo of my grandfather that I have ever seen. Last month, I saw a photo of my great grandfather for the first time.”


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■ Round 1. Saturday, April 13. Kinglake 14.10 (94) d Gembrook-Cockatoo 10.7 (67). Powelltown 16.9 (105) d Yarra Junction 12.10 (82). Seville 24.25 (169) d Yea 4.7 (31). Yarra Glen 21.24 (150) d Thornton-Eildon 8.6 (54). Alexandra: Bye. ■ Ladder. 1. Seville, 545.16, 4. 2. Yarra Glen, 277.78, 4. 3. Kinglake, 140.30, 4. 4. Powelltown, 128.05, 4. 5. Alexandra, 0.00, 4. 6. Yarra Junction, 78.10, 0. 7. GembrookCockatoo, 71.28, 0. 8. Thornton-Eildon, 36.00, 0. 9. Yea, 18.34, 0.


■ Round 1. Saturday, April 13. GembrookCockatoo 16.11 (107) d Kinglake 2.0 (12). Yarra Junction 10.10 (70) d Powelltown 7.3 (45). Seville 6.13 (49) d Yea 0.2 (2). Yarra Glen v Thornton-Eildon: scores not available. Alexandra: Bye. ■ Ladder. 1. Seville, 2450.00, 4. 2. Gembrook-Cockatoo, 891.67, 4. 3. Yarra Junction, 155.56, 4. 4. Alexandra, 0.00, 4. 5. Yarra Glen, 0.00, 4. 6. Powelltown, 64.29, 0. 7. Kinglake, 11.21, 0. 8. Yea, 4.08, 0. 9. Thornton-Eildon, 0.00, 0.


■ A-Grade. Round 1. Saturday, April 13. Alexandra: Bye. Kinglake 70 d GembrookCockatoo 14. Yartra jucntion 59 d Powelltown 51. Yarra Glen: Bye. Yea 53 d Seville 28. ■ B-Grade. Round 1. Saturday, April 13. Alexandra: Bye. Kinglake 65 d GembrookCockatoo 21. Powelltown 32 d Yarra Junction 27. Yarra Glen 70 d Thornton-Eildon 17. ■ C-Grade. Round 1. Saturday, April 13. Alexandra: Bye. Kinglake 28 d GembrookCockatoo `19. Powelltown 32 d Yarra Junction 10. Yarra Glen 68 d THornton-Eildon 15. Seville 47 d Yea 19. ■ D-Grade. Round 1. Saturday, April 13. Alexandra: Bye. Gembrook-Cockatoo 23 d Kinglake 12. Powelltown 42 d Yarra Junction 2.. Yarra Glen: Bye. Seville 40 d Yea 16.


■ Round 2. Saturday, April 13. Monbulk 10.15 (75) d Belgrave 6.6 (42). Pakenham 14.12 (96) d Emerald 2.5 (17). Sunday, April 14. Mt Evelyn v Warburton-Millgrove. Friday, April 19. Doveton v Officer.


■ Round 2. Saturday, April 13. Monbulk 18.11 (119) d Belgrave 6.5 (41). Pakenham 17.16 (118) d Emerald 3.4 (22). Sunday, April 14. Mt Evelyn v Warburton-Millgrove. Friday, April 19. Doveton v Officer.


■ Round 2. (Match from Round 9. Saturday, April 6. Berwick 10.17 (77) d Narre Warren 10.11 (71).) Saturday, April 13. Cranbourne 13.10 (88) d Beaconsfield 9.13 (67). Upwey-Tecoma 14.18 (102) d Healesviolle 5.13 (43). Narre Warren 19.13 (127) d Olinda-Ferny Creek 10.10 (70). Sunday, April 14. Wandin v Berwick.


■ Round 2. Saturday, April 13. Pakenham 14.13 (97) d Emerald 6.2 (38). Sunday, April 14. Mt Evelyn v Warburton-Millgrove. Friday, April 19. Doveton v Officer.


■ Round 2. (Match from Round 9. Saturday, April 6. Narre Warren 10.4 (64) d Berwick 5.7 (37).) Saturday, April 13. Beaconsfield 15.6 (96) d Cranbourne 15.6 (96). UpweyTecoma 18.13 (121) d Healesville 2.7 (19). Narre Warren 29.13 (187) d Olinda-Ferny Creek 1.4 (10). Sunday, April 14. Wandin v Berwick.


■ Round 2. (Match from Round 9. Saturday, April 6. Narre Warren 14.7 (91) d Berwick 6.6 (42).) Saturday, April 13. Beaconsfield 20.15 (135) d Gembrook-Cockatoo 2.3 (15). Upwey-Tecoma 13.11 (89) d Alexandra 3.0 (18). Narre Warren 30.20 (200) d Olinda-Ferny Creek 1.1 (7). Woori Yallock 16.10 (106) d Berwick Springs 3.9 (27). Sunday, April 14. Wandin v Berwick.


Lakers start season with a win ■ Kinglake’s journey to ‘Puffing Billy’ country on Saturday was rewarded with an impressive Seniors’ 27-point win over GembrookCockatoo. The AFL Outer East Division Two Round 1 fixture saw the Lakers Reserves humbled by a 95-point defeat. Kinglake netballers enjoyed a 70-14 victory in A-Grade, a 65-21 win in B-Grade, a 28-19 success in C-Grade, but a 12-23 defeat in DGrade. Lakers are fast preparing for the ANZAC Day (Thursday, April 25) grudge match against Yea at the Kinglake Memorial Reserve. The Reserves match is timed to start at 1.05pm. A Commemoration Service is scheduled for 3.10pm. The Seniors match istimed to begin at 3.30pm. Netball matches, at the Kinglake Indoor Stadium, are D-Grade (11.50am), C-Grade (12.40pm), B-Grade (1.45pm) and A-Grade (approx 3.30pm, after the service). SENIORS KINGLAKE ............... 1.2, 7.5, 13.8, 14.10 (94) GEMBROOK-COCK. ... 3.2, 6.3, 6.3, 10.7 (67) Kinglake. Goalkickers: A. Fairchild 4, C. Horman 4, M. Saddington 3, M. McAllister 2, M. Newton. Team List: A. Fairchild, C. Horman, M. Saddington, M. McAllister, M. Newton, J. Hamilton, J. Poecher, L. White, L. Adams, R. King, K. Douglas, J. Butterworth, J. Orchard, B. White, J. McDonald, B. Robinson, J. Crowe, W. Graf, L. Hannah, L. Broderick, E. Robinson. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goalkickers: M. Wareham 3, B. Jones 3, T. Lockyer, J. Firrito, M. Templeton, D. McPherson. Best: T. Weller, M. Firrito, B. Jones, A. Firrito, C. Bastow, M. Wareham. Team List: M. Wareham, B. Jones, M. Templeton, J. Firrito, D. Mcpherson, T. Lockyer, C. Bastow, A. Firrito, M. Firrito, T. Weller, A. Mitchell, M. Brown, L. Hartley Taylor, L. Scott, D. Scott, D. South, D. Volta, D. Welsh, L. Henzen, S. Martin, D. Leversha. RESERVES G’ROOK-COCK. ... 3.2, 4.7, 10.8, 16.11 (107) KINGLAKE ..................... 0.0, 2.0, 2.0, 2.0 (12)

KINGLAKE SENIORS B. J. McDonald, L. Hannah, J. Orchard. HB. J. Butterworth, K. Douglas, M. Saddington. C. J. Poecher, R. King, B. White. HF. M. McAllister, W. Graf, B. Robinson. F. C. Horman, A. Fairchild, E. Robinson. R. J. Hamilton, J. Crowe, L. Adams. I. L. Broderick, M. Newton, L. White. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goalkickers: L. Ramage 4, B. Wareham 3, D. Wilkie 3, S. Strohbeck 2, T. Bastow, J. Mansell, C. Swenney, B. Neyland. Best: C. Sweeney, S. Strohbeck, D. Williams, B. Wareham, L. Ramage, G. Hartridge. Team List: L. Ramage, B. wareham, D. Wilkie, S. Strohbeck, C. Sweeney, B. Neyland, T. Bastow, J. Mansell, G. Hartridge, D. Williams, B. Chapman, L. Keller, D. Smith, Z. Loewe, B. Diprose, J. Sherer, D. Fidone, E. Appleby, R. Barton, J. Van Der Zwart, D. McKinley, M. Jorgensen. Kinglake.Goalkicker: B. Howlett 2. Best: A. Griffiths, B. Howlett, R. Pratt, B. Robinson, D. Simmons, R. Hurst. Team List: B. Howlett, R. Hurst, D. Simmons, B. Robinson, R. Pratt, A. Griffiths, B. Hamer, K. Cantone, C. Caine, J. Chalmers, J. Styles, M. McAllister, C. Booker, J. Komen, R. Baerken, L. Harris, J. Graf, L. Hendrie, D. Mercuri, L. Young, J. Rabjones, D. Sommerville. A-GRADE NETBALL KINGLAKE ................................ 15, 30, 50, 70 GEM.-COCK. .................................. 5, 8, 12, 14 Kinglake. Goals: Nakita Lasrtina 23. Best: Nakita Lastrina, Bridget Waack. Team List: GS: Billie Cvijetic (Asst. Coach). GA: Nakita Lastrina. WA: Latoya Wards (Coach). C: Jesica Beaton. WD: Bridget Wack. GD: Caitlin Ryan. GK: Alice Waack. Sub: Patricia Hart. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goals: Leah Gill 6. Best: Lainey Williams, Michelle Skilton. B-GRADE NETBALL KINGLAKE ............................... 13, 33, 48, 65 GEM.-COCK. ................................. 5, 11, 16, 21

Kinglake. Goals: Patricia Hart 31, Teana Wrads 21, Teaghan Watt 13. Best: Amy Teodorovic, Caitlyn Hendrie, Taisha Agnew. Team List: GS Patricia Hart. GA: TeAna Wards. WA: Molly McAllister. C: Caitlyn Hendrie. WD: Taisha Agnew. GD: Amy Teodorovic. GK: Billie Cvijetic (Asst. Coach). Sub: Taryn Jennings, Teagham Watt, Jessica Beato, Chelsey Quilliam. Coach Latoya Wards. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goals: Brylee O’Neil 14, Madison Francis 7. Best: Meaghan Crawford Ashleigh Frost. C-GRADE NETBALL KINGLAKE .................................. 9, 17, 24, 28 GEM.-COCK. ................................ 7, 11, 13, 19 Kinglake. Goals: Stacey Chalmers 18, Teana Wards 9, Errin White 1. Best: Mykaela Smith Stacey Chalmers. Teghan Watt. Team List: GS TeAna Wards. GA: Stacey Chalmers. WA Rachael Booker. C: Mykaela Smith. WD Stephanie Gates. GD: Chelsey Quilliam. GK: Teaghan Watt. Sub.: Brooke Yates, Errin White Lisa Sazonov. Coach: Latoya Wards. Asst. Coach: Billie Cvijetic. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goals: Abbey Williams 14, Jacqueline McCann 5. Best: Melanie Pow Abbey Williams. D-GRADE NETBALL GEM.-COCK. ............................... 8, 13, 18, 23 KINGLAKE ...................................... 3, 7, 9, 12 Kinglake. Goals: Melanie Gibson 5, Errin White 7. Best: Marnie Bentley, NAtalie Gibson, Jazmine Pearson.Team List: GS: Melanie Gibson. GA: Errin White. WEA: Natalie Gibson. C: Sarah Jenson. WD: Marnie bentley. GD: Lisa Sazanov. GK: Jazmine Pearson. Sub.: Brooke Yates. Coach: Latoya Wards. Asst. Coach: Billie Cvijetic. Gembrook-Cockatoo. Goals: Sue-Anne Jozsa 20, Georgia Pike 3. Best: Sue-Anne Jozsa, Penne Asling.

Tigers struggle against Seville ■ Yea Tigers Seniors and Reserves struggled against Seville at The Rec on Saturday. The only Round 1 scoreboard joy for the club was a comprehensive A-Grade netball win. SENIORS SEVILLE ........... 3.8, 11.12, 15.16, 24.25 (169) YEA .................................. 1.0, 3.3, 4.7, 4.7 (31) Seville. Goalkickers: P. Rattray 9, N. O’Keefe 5, C. Glass 4, J. Myers 2, D. Broadway 2, A. Gray, J. Fraser. Best: B. Penwell, P. Rattray, N. O’Keefe, J. Cecere, J. Myers, S. Saniga. Team List: P. Rattray, N. O’Keefe, C. Glass, J. Myers, D. Broadway, J. Fraser, A. Gray, S. Saniga, J. Cecere, B. Penwill, J. Soshutt, S. Williams, D. Iacuone, R. Djohan, B. Dickinson, J. Nolan, L. O’Keefe, A. Wind, M. Wathen, M. Cecere, A. Oxley. Yea. Goalkickers: I. Porter, R. Aldous, J. Carroll, J. Keyte. Best: B. Clements, A. McCarthy, P. Evans, D. Evans, J. Keyte, A. Chisholm. Team List: J. Keyte, J. Carroll, R. Aldous, I. Porter, A. Chisholm, D. Evans, P. Evans, A. McCarthy,, B. Clements, A. McSpeerin, J. Elliott, J. Sandells, B. Wilsomre, J. Eager, C. Evans, X. O’wyer, S. Bowler, E. Neilson, D. Belsten, T. Kirkham, J. Harry. RESERVES SEVILLE ........................ 0.2, 2.6, 4.9, 6.13 (49) YEA ..................................... 0.1, 0.1, 0.1, 0.2 (2) Seville. Goalkickers: L. Wright 2, C. Suban 5, S. Lindsay, T. Wilson, J. Strachan. Best: L. Wright, C. Suban, J. Strachan, S. Lindsay, J. Lansdall, K. Mountjoy. Team List: L. Wright, S. Lindsay, J. Strachan, C. Suban, T. Wilson, K. Mountjoy, J. Anthony Lansdell, B. Pereira, T. Baker, J. Bourtke, J. Larkin, K. Shore, M. Branson, J. Wathen, J. Digiandomenico, B. Book, Z. Williams, T. Leech, A. Mellahn, A. Prescott, J. Sculthorpe, N. Sciortino. Yea. Best: L. White, R. Sargeant, B. Charles, J. Mahon, H. Jannke, D. Clue. Team List: D. Clue, H. Jannke, J. Mahon, B. Charles, R. Sargeant,

● Coach Ash Walsh addresses the Yea seniors at half-time. L. White, E. Aldous, D. Jannke, J. Young, B. Hayes, Meg Sundblom. Team. GS: Meg Broadway, C. Ryan, J. Thedlen, T. O’Dwyer, S. Sundblom. GA: Cindy Hayes. WA: Nikki Vlamis, J. Pert, Z. Butler, T. McMahon, S. Harry, Waghorn. Rachael Normington. J. Gilbert, N. Charles, J. Barrett. C-GRADE NETBALL A-GRADE NETBALL SEVILLE .................................... 13, 24, 34, 47 YEA ................................................................ 53 YEA ................................................ 5, 10, 14, 19 SEVILLE ....................................................... 28 Seville. Goals: 47. Yea.Goals: 28. Best: Melissa Martinov, Amy Yea. Goals: Fiona Purvis 5. Team. GS, GA: Fiona Taylor, Tayissa Coppinger.Team. GS: Melissa Purvis. WA: Kathleen Alldrick. NS, C, WD: Martinov. GA: Nicki Watts. C: Samantha Emily Watts. WD, GD: Chelsea Heider. NS, Coppinger. WD: Amy Taylor. GD: Rachael GD, GK: Deborah Schickerling. Hickey, Tayissa Coppinger. NS: Meg Sundblom. D-GRADE NETBALL Seville. Goals: 53. SEVILLE ....................................... 8, 22, 30, 40 B-GRADE NETBALL YEA ................................................ 9, 11, 14, 16 SEVILLE .................................... 16, 30, 47, 58 Seville. Goals: 40. Yea. Goals: Hannah Broderick YEA .............................................. 10, 20, 27, 33 6. Team. GS: Hannah Broderick. NS, WA, C: Seville. Goals: 58. Kelly Petering. GD: Jillian Hargreaves. NS, WA: Yea. Goals: 33. Best: Nikki Waghorn, Cindy Jacquekline Dalton.

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