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Volume 7, Issue 24

6th - 20th December, 2012

Proudly brought to you by Mount Morgan Promotion & Development Inc. ABN 21 391 526 801

Big top tricks prove a big hit As the old saying goes, “you learn something new every day”... Though it certainly isn’t everyday that you get the chance to add a variety of circus tricks and skills to your repertoire. Young residents of Mount Morgan have spent the last two weeks doing just this; working with trainers from Brisbane’s Flipside Circus as part of the Artists in Residence Program. Swapping the work board for a jumping board and their bookwork for balancing work, students of Mount Morgan State Primary School spent part of last fortnight working with the professional trainers and learning a range of circus skills. Along with the local students, the program also welcomed children from Mount Morgan’s B4 Learner, Kindy Care and Red Frog 4 Early Childhood Education to join in on the fun. In all, around 230 residents took part in the workshops, held during the trainers’ two week stay in Mount Morgan. The local area was one of four in Central Queensland to be a part of the two month program, which also included Baralaba, Woorabinda and Eidsvold. Mount Morgan was the final district to take part in the program, and saw an impressive wrap up with a community performance held last Thursday. The performance saw the School of Arts Hall jam- packed with dozens of family, friends and members of the community, eager to see the young locals showcase their newly acquired circus skills. The local participants impressed and entertained the crowd with their very own performances of juggling, plate spinning, hula hooping, balancing and trapeze work. Discussing the program and final performance, Director of Creative Regions, Rod Ainsworth said: “The feedback from the community and the trainers has been amazing. There’s clearly a great deal of talent in Mount Morgan. It was fantastic that all ages got involved. “It’s great to see really young people getting so involved in making their own performances. Art is for everyone and a project like this shows that it’s really accessible and fun.” The program was supported by Arts Queensland, Creative Capricorn, Australia Council for the Arts, Rockhampton Regional Council, Central Queensland Indigenous Development and Flipside Circus. Forget running away to join the circus: young residents of Mount Morgan took the opportunity to learn circus skills with Flipside Circus trainers in Mount Morgan. Pictured, students of Mount Morgan Primary showcase their skills to the community at the circus performance held last Thursday.



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Over the past few weeks sadly, Mount Morgan has said “Good-Bye” to many wonderful citizens who gave so much to our town. They devoted many hours of work and involvement to help make our town the pleasant residential area we enjoy. Will YOU now step up and help fill that void? Many organisations need fresh blood and people with vision and willing to roll up their sleeves and assist. It may be a light commitment of a few hours per week but it could make a difference. DO GIVE THIS SERIOUS THOUGHT over the Christmas Season and start 2013 ready to have Pride in your town. Did you ever know about the Dee River Syndicate? Early in the 20th century a small enterprising syndicate won considerable profit from the copper impregnated waters of the Dee River by a simple cementation process. At that time copper and gold were escaping from the Gold Mining Company going down the Dee River. Mr Jack Arnold and his partner, Mr Lund placed wooden vats in the river near the old Tipperary Swinging Bridge, then retrieving the vats with the gold and copper in the water. They scrapped the copper cement from the vats after which the deposits were placed in steel pans and the moisture was dispelled by heating. Later the syndicate purchased a Ruston Hornsby engine from the Mine to expand their operations. Mr Lund had left the partnership and Mr John Lowrey and his son had joined Jack Arnold. Unfortunately for them their profitable little venture ceased when the Company realized their losses and installed machinery to combat their losses by using the same method as Jack Arnold had. The Company’s copper cement was sent to Port Kembla for smelting. Jack Arnold was a relative of a member of the Pride in Your Town team and a brooch made with that gold is still around. Wow! Have you explored the Big Dam area lately? If not, a trip would be a pleasant outing and it is proving so popular that picnic tables were well in demand the other Sunday. It is good to have this magnificent picnic area looking lovely for all the family to enjoy. The other items worth a look see are the two restored guns in Anzac Park. With the smaller of the guns being the only one that can be seen in Australia it is worth a visit and perhaps telling the history of that gun to our younger generation. The Mount does have some wonderful tourist attractions. Now it is time for Pride in Your Town members to wish you all a wonderful, joyous and safe Christmas. Thank you for assisting with our motto, THINK CLEAN – BE TIDY…..keep up the good work in 2013.

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With dances such as the Fox Trot and Tango, songs by the likes of Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn, and outfits as worn by the Andrew Sisters and Carmen Miranda– it was back to the 1940s at the Community Services Hall last weekend. Last Saturday evening, the Mount Morgan Multicultural Mob hosted a 1940s themed dance, joined by attendees from Mount Morgan, Rockhampton and Yeppoon. The evening featured a night of 1940s music and dancing, along with live entertainment, performed by the Capricornia Dance Exchange, and local residents, Tony Widjaya, Jo Keepkie, Doris Tremaine, Dianne Coburn, Nicholai von Tonslamann and many more. Adding further to the 1940s feel, a number of guests got into the swing of things and donned impressive 1940s outfits, with some even dressing as their favourite personality from the decade. The evening was hosted in aim of raising awareness and funds for the Mount Morgan On Track Program. The On Track Program is a Wandall Community Garden Project developed to increase activities for people with disabilities in the area. The program operates from the Mount Morgan Railway Museum, and supports people with a disability support pension to volunteer, gain new skills and contribute to Mount Morgan’s heritage by growing heirloom plants cultivated in the area 100 years ago. If you are interested in taking part in the project, or would like further details, please phone Tony: 49272242 [Wandal]. Catch more from the Multicultural Mob on Facebook: Pictured top right: Kaity Carmody (dressed as Carmen Miranda) with Nicholai von Tonslamann (dressed as Sir Noel Coward). Pictured second from top: Beris Austin, Chris Goodman and Chris O’Leary - or should we say, the Andrew Sisters. Pictured right: celebrating her 75th birthday, local resident Maureen Daniels enjoys a night out at the 1940s Dance with Freda McDougall and Mary Keevers. Pictured below right: local residents, Carmel Thomas, Les Allen and Doris Tremaine. Pictured below: Kris Hewitt (Rockhampton resident), Teresa Lynch (Yeppoon resident) and Mary Clark (Yeppoon resident) enjoying their time in Mount Morgan for the 40s theme dance.


Locals volunteer assistance in Seghe Island When most think about taking time away from everyday life and heading for a beautiful island, more times than not, it involves a scene of kicking back and enjoying a holiday of pure rest and relaxation. This wasn’t the case however for the number of local residents who recently headed for the Solomon Islands with something very different in mind. Ann Dwyer, Del Rowley, Gordon Luck and Chris Cunynghame, took a trip to the Islands in October to assist in reestablishing essential services in the southern end of the Solomon Islands – Seghe Island. The works continue after a tsunami decimated the Solomon Islands in 2007. The four local residents were also joined by Rotary members and volunteers from Rockhampton and Mackay for the project. Consisting partly of trained Hospital staff and electricians, the group of nine volunteers headed from Australia in early October as part of a Rotary project, and spent two weeks assisting with work in Seghe Island’s hospital and school.

“The area and the community were beautiful, and being able to provide assistance proved something special to the volunteers.” So much so, that soon after returning from the trip, the local volunteers decided they would aim to return to the Island and provide assistance again. “We wanted to assist with further work at Seghe Island at the Hospital and the school.” Mrs Rowley said. “It’s a privilege being able to provide assistance to the residents, and to return this year was really great.” Landed in Seghe: Back row left to right: Del Rowley, Chris Cunynghame and Gordon Luck. Front row: Dianne and Geoff Catto (Mackay Rotary volunteers), Ann Dwyer, Debbie Daley (Rockhampton volunteer), and Kevin and Coral Crone (Rockhampton volunteers).

Along with their expertise, the group brought with them a storage container chock-full with various items donated to assist with further recovery; including nursing and medical books, medical supplies, linen, painting equipment, and various tools. Fundraising prior to the trip also saw a portable oxygen concentrator donated to the Island’s local hospital, along with thermometers and blood pressure machines. During the two week stay, the group assisted with painting and electrical works as well as providing training for hospital staff to use the new equipment.

Students of the Seghe Island School. Photos supplied.

The trip marked the second time assisting in the Solomon Islands for four of the group members, who headed to the area last year as part of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS). “In February 2011, 27 Rotary volunteers headed to the Solomon Islands to assist in rebuilding vital services.” Mount Morgan Rotary member, Del Rowley said. “Part of the group worked in Seghe Island and another in Munda. “We were able to work with and assist the community in building works and also in supplying various pieces of furniture and equipment.” Mrs Rowley said.

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Summer is officially here, and the countdown for Christmas has begun. Last week not only saw the weather warming up, but also a number of vocal chords – as locals heralded the beginning of the festive season with the annual Carols in Saint Mary’s. Around 50 people headed to the Saint Mary’s Church last Sunday evening for the event, eager to celebrate the Christmas season and join in a number of traditional carols. The evening’s program included a variety of carols, Christmas messages and even a Christmas play presented by ladies of the Mount Morgan Uniting Church, along with impromptu appearances by members of the audience. The evening also included performances by special guest artists, the Bouldercombe Singers and Jonathon Stock. The event was organised by the Saint Mary’s Anglican Parish and the Mount Morgan Uniting Church.The evening marked the 14th year in the community, since commencing in 1998.

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Pictured: guest singers for the evening, The Bouldercombe Singers. (Left to right) Betty Hinchcliffe, Chris Goodman, Sandra Norman, Chris O’Leary, Gwen Murphy and Beris Austin.

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For the many seniors around the country who graduated high school last month, the world is at their feet.

He said that learning the piano also helped in other areas of learning.

For local resident, Campbell Kelly, it’s also at his fingertips.

“I had learning difficulties when I was really young and was on learning support. Learning the piano helped a lot and was advantageous in other areas.”

Last month Campbell graduated high school with news that he had been accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University in Brisbane, for piano. The talented local is just one of a handful of pianists around the country to take up the well sought after spot, with around just 8 pianists accepted into the Conservatorium a year. To seal a spot in the program, Campbell was required to meet specified criteria, which, among other things, includes academic achievement and an OP (or the equivalent) of 1 to 6. Acceptance into the program is also dependant on the standard presented by applicants in a live audition. The talented 18 year old auditioned in Brisbane earlier this year and graduated from the Cathedral College, Rockhampton last month with a number of impressive awards, along with a predicted OP of 1. He also completed an Associate Diploma in Music, Australia (AMusA) while in school. Campbell will make the move to Brisbane in March next year, where he will begin studying a Bachelor of Music and receive professional music training.

Along with the piano, Campbell also has a flare with the saxophone, completing his grade 7 for the instrument this year, and receiving honours in his grade six theory exams. When asked about his plans for after university, Campbell said he isn’t putting too much pressure on himself just yet. “I’m not certain what exactly I will be doing when I graduate. I think I will just wait and see how it goes. It would be great to have a solo career, but that’s a hard field to tap into, classical piano is pretty elite.” Campbell said. “I am also considering doing my Masters, and possibly extend my studies and try for a Diploma in Education or a Bachelor of Science.” Congratulations Campbell! Pictured: For local resident, Campbell Kelly, the seat by the piano is the best seat in the house. 2013 will see Campbell make the move to Brisbane, where he will study a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium. Photo by David Kelly.

Discussing his future studies, Campbell said he knows he has some hard work ahead, but tries not to think of playing the piano or practising musical pieces as “a task”. “I spend most of my spare time practising piano. When I was at school, as soon as I’d get home from school, I’d practice. “Playing piano and practising doesn’t usually feel like a task, it’s just something I love doing.” Campbell said. “For that, I consider myself really lucky – being able to study something that I enjoy doing so much.” Campbell said he owes much of his love for the piano to his parents, who encouraged him to begin playing while he was in primary school. “I began playing about six years ago. At first I really didn’t want to play, but I soon started to love it.” Receiving lessons throughout the six years, Campbell said he contributes a lot of his current success to his former Mount Morgan teacher, Terry Mercer and current Rockhampton teacher, Mrs. Veronica Berry.

Nominations for the 2013 Australia Day Awards now open Do you know someone who inspires others through their own achievements? Why not take this opportunity to acknowledge, congratulate, and thank those individuals for their outstanding contributions. For award category listings and nomination forms, head online to the Rockhampton Regional Council website. Nominations close Friday December 14, 2012.


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It’s been the subject of books, paintings, poetry, stage productions and news features, and soon Mount Morgan and its impressive history will also be the theme of an entire music album. Local resident and long term musician, Richard Grist is currently creating an album inspired entirely by the local area. The composition is part of the project “the Songs of Mount Morgan”, which has been awarded funding by the Regional Arts Development Fund to see the production of a radio quality CD, featuring tracks about Mount Morgan and its past. Formerly from Victoria, the singer, songwriter and guitarist (pictured right) said he has been impressed by Mount Morgan and its stories since he stopped through while holidaying some time ago, and was excited by the idea of turning some of the local tales into song.

“Nine of the ten songs for the album have been completed and I hope to have the final song written in the recording studio with the accompanying musicians.” He said. The album relates an impressive variety of tales inspired by Mount Morgan’s past, featuring tales of the everyday life in the early years, the town’s many hotels, and even the famous Running of the Cutter. Songs of love and tragedy are also set to feature in the track listing, along with tales of the discovery of gold and the greed of mankind. Richard hopes to see the album released in early 2013 and on sale in the Mount Morgan Museum. Keep an eye out for more on the album and its releaseset to feature in the Argus.

“My wife and I fell in love with the area when we were holidaying around two years ago. “We just loved it and decided to make the move here.” “The idea for putting the album together came about when I was discussing all of this with a friend.” Richard said on the project’s early development. “I was in the process of remastering some of my songs a little while ago and was working with a man in Rockhampton who owns a recording studio. “We were discussing Mount Morgan, its character and its history and how it would make a great album - and well, it basically went from there.” Richard has recently completed writing the majority of the songs to feature in the album and will now be working with musicians in Rockhampton to see the ‘finishing touches’ complete the work.

Community Announcement - Mount Morgan Mine Site News from Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM)

Three new evaporators have started up on the Mount Morgan Mine site significantly increasing water treatment capacity on the open cut pit from 3.2 mega litres per day to 4.8 mega litres per day. The evaporators will assist to reduce water levels in the open cut pit in the lead up to this year’s wet season. One small evaporator is already operating on site demonstrating great results with regards to water reduction. The new evaporators will inevitably produce some noise; however this type of water treatment is essential to help lower the pit level in addition to the site’s existing Water Treatment Plant. Baseline air quality and noise monitoring has been completed and monitoring will continue to ensure minimal disturbance and adherence to legislation and regulations. You can see the new evaporators in action from the Arthur Timms Lookout in Mount Morgan.

Please contact the Mount Morgan Mine Rehabilitation Project Team should you require any further information on (07) 4938 4688 or visit our website mount-morgan.htm

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New initiative in Mt Morgan offers chance to pay it forward for others A random act of kindness, doing a good deed for someone, or paying it forward, – no matter what concept you are most familiar with, chances are you will be seeing a lot more of this in Mount Morgan, thanks to an exciting new initiative launched in the local area this week. On Monday, 16 local businesses took part in the official launch of Anonymous Friends™ – a new Mount Morgan project presenting locals with the opportunity to make someone’s day, any day of the week.

You are able to potentially make someone’s day or give them the boost you didn’t know they needed. It’s just a great way to do something nice for someone else, extend a gift and to share in the whole experience. We’ve had some great feedback from it already and I can’t wait to see it continue. For more on Anonymous Friends™, head online:

So exactly what is Anonymous Friends™, and how does it affect you? The Argus sat down with Anonymous Friends™ establisher and local resident, Mark Ricks, to discuss its official launch.

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For those new to the concept, what is Anonymous Friends?

Keep an eye out for this logo, and ask participating stores about Anonymous Friends™ today!

Mark: Anonymous Friends™ is an initiative that encompasses and embraces the concept of paying it forward for others or basically, doing something nice for someone. The project itself is new, but the overall concept isn’t. Most people are familiar with paying it forward or helping someone out. It’s basically a project that has been specifically designed to give people an opportunity to do this anonymously - to pay something forward for someone else and carry out a random act of kindness, any day of the week for no other particular reason at all. How does it all work and how can local residents get involved? Mark: There are 16 businesses in town involved in the initiative. Each participating business will have Anonymous Friends™ branding in store as a way of identifying that they are a part of the project. To give you an example of how it works, you may go into a participating store and purchase a cup of coffee. When you pay for you own cup, you may decide you’d like to take part in Anonymous Friends™ and purchase a cup of coffee for someone else. You’d then say to the person behind the counter “I’d like to pay forward a cup of coffee for someone else.” The person behind the counter then tallies this, and later, will give this as a gift to someone else. The person receiving the gift is also presented with a card about Anonymous Friends. Of course it can be done with many other products or items that you could pay forward. Having something paid forward would certainly make a person’s day. What’s also in it though for the person paying it forward for others? Mark: Well, a lot of people first hearing this concept may be thinking “well why I would want to do something like that?” Whilst the giver, in most cases, may not personally witness the surprised reaction of the person to whom the gift is given, they still leave with a sense of gratification from giving.

People in Profile: Stephanie Dalton


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By Heather Quarry In every community each person has something of themselves to give to others and each generation thinks differently than the one before. This brings constant change and blends new ideas with the old giving a vast array of interest for locals and tourists alike. Stephanie Anne Dalton, born on the 6th March 1989, is a young mum of two (a son Breckin and a daughter Bella) and with a new baby on the way. When asked how she feels about the challenges of parenting in this day and age she replied smiling “Brad is a wonderful dad who believes that duel parenting is very important. He works a lot but spends time with the children every chance he gets so I don’t have all the decision making on my own”. Breckin is an extremely bright happy little boy but has given many challenges to Stephanie. She realised when he was very young, development in certain areas seemed slower than most children. He’d play on his own and wouldn’t interact with other children or adults like peers his own age. He also went through bouts of self harming which was cause for concern. As months turned into years Stephanie noted all the differences and set out to find answers. Breckin was finally diagnosed as having Autism which opened a whole new world to his mother. Autism has such a wide misconception surrounding it and most people aren’t aware of how many different forms it can take. “It really is quite scary learning about changes that can happen and what is entailed in controlling different symptoms”. “Bella is totally different” says Stephanie with a chuckle. “She is really out there. She loves puzzles and drawing. If she draws a line she says it is a snake. Bella is very specific and every thing she draws she has to tell me what it is. She’s my little genius. Both my children are very clever and despite the challenges ahead I wouldn’t swap them for the world”. Stephanie didn’t have the easiest childhood and rebelled when at school. Believing that teenage years are a time of self expression and learning about whom you should be and who you really are, she found it difficult to conform to the regimental system of posh school uniforms, no hair dye or no finger nail polish. She spoke out strongly for what she believed in and was often in trouble for being so strong willed. She lived at Tara back then, a small country town in the Darling Downs region of Queensland. It was named after the Tara pastoral station (1852). Leaving school in grade nine she went to Sydney with her mum and found work in a process factory to earn money to move back to Tara to place herself back in school. She stayed with a family who helped her get back into the school system and to get a place of her own. She believes that no matter what your background history is, with determination and an honest outlook on life you can overcome most obstacles that present themselves. “I’ve done some pretty stupid things but only hurt myself by doing so. I worked hard to overcome my downfalls and build a better life. I’ve been in Mount Morgan for nearly six years and I feel I have grown and achieved heaps for myself and my young family”.

In her early teenage years Stephanie loved the hippy lifestyle with her dress code and her music. Her styles have changed but she still loves music and singing. She writes beautiful lyrics and finds writing when she is down helps pick her back up again. “I would love to do more with my music”. Her other passion is what is known as Up-cycling. She is very proud of what she has achieved. Jess Hare showed Stephanie a whole new world with her up-cycling interests. “It is basically getting old stuff people consider junk and making it into something useable and worth the effort. I am totally enjoying the experience and hope many others try it”. Going to the zoo, days at the dam with family and friends, visiting parks with safe play equipment, days at the beach, fishing and even shopping are just a few of the things Stephanie loves doing with her children. The community garden at Footbridge Corner is a place her and the kids spent a lot of time enjoying the freedom of the outdoors whilst helping develop something the entire community could benefit from. When asked what areas of development in Mount Morgan would she like changed, Stephanie thinks about it for a short while then states she likes it just as it is. The one thing she would like to see introduced in the local area would be a place which offers information and help to Autistic people and their families. She feels this would be an asset of high proportion for the town and that it would not only help families through many barriers of Autism but may also help others to be more understanding when they see children doing things a little out of the norm when in public. In the future, hopefully a follow up interview with Stephanie will be possible, to see how her quest for better Autism Information is developing. In the next issue of People in Profile, the long awaited story on Murray Hare will be published.




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FULL FEES BEFORE CCB: under two’s $61.00 and over two’s $56.00.

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Phone Cecilia NOW for a no obligation tour: Ph: 4938 1051 E: 32 Thompson Ave, Mt Morgan (next to green shed).

In addition to Child Care Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR), there is extra help available with the cost of child care: Kindy at low or no cost for Health Care Card holders for eligible families, Jobs Education and Training (JET) assistance where eligible parents pay $1 per day, Grandparent Child Care Benefit (GCCB) & Special CCB (SCCB). *Talk to our Early Childhood Teacher, Nicky Knight, on how she prepares your child for Prep*

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Thank you We would like to thank all the Firies and SES guys, and girls, for saving our house and property at Rockery Lane on Wednesday 28th Nov. We are in total awe of what these guys do. How can you thank someone for putting their lives at risk to help others. We can’t thank you guys enough. You all have a special place in our hearts. Many, many thanks again to all of you. -Barry, Robyn and Prince Chandler.

Thank you I would like to sincerely thank the owner and staff of IGA Mount Morgan as well as the general public for the great assistance and care they provided in a difficult situation last Thursday. It’s greatly appreciated. - Bevan Mowen of Mount Morgan

John Cani Aged Care Hostel is looking for a part time cook to provide home style meals. No qualifications necessary. Contact Sue Mc Pherson on: 4938 1699 for details. Mount Morgan Phone Directory - 2012

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News from the Mount Morgan Safe and Confident Living Group Upcoming events: On the 12th of December, there will be Christmas Morning Tea at the Welfare Bowls Club for the Safe & Confident Living Social Group. Bookings by the 10th of December. Please phone: 49381705 / 49307324. See page 16 for January events. Our Mystery Bus Tour: The Mount Morgan Safe and Confident Living Group’s latest day out included a mystery bus tour. Below is a poem about the great day out, written by group member and local resident, Frank Clark. The track of the mystery bus tour is left up to your imagination I seek to pursue it through the process of elimination If we went west over creek crossings and closed gates we would not reach Bushley There is no place there to quench our thirst or have morning tea. If we go east we would turn at nine mile road And through Fernvale and end up in Raspberry Creek and run out of road The bus comes from Rockhampton heading south Are we going to Dululu or Wowan for refreshments to satisfy our mouths? If we head further south as the crow flies we will end up in Taroom That can not be right because morning tea would be served in the afternoon Elimination has gone too far and fast So we come back to Wowan and reality at last. Our first stop was to begin at the Wowan Museum Where the old Bunerba School stands donated and is worth viewing The school sign, PLEASE DON’T TOUCH but I rang the bell to upset the rest Then the old school teacher responded with six of the best The youngest of the group said I told you to behave yourself Now you will have to bear the sting of your welts Please close your mouth until morning tea then you can break the fast Now pick up the pen and write because we on this mystery trip are ready to laugh. The bus wheels start rolling heading south. Could it be to Banana to give old plans and photos a check But the bus has turned sharp to the left and released the belt pressure on my neck Right or left we did not know which way the bus would turn next Then to shock us all the bus went down a dip to creek bed depth Argon, I was there about 50 odd years in the past in a galvanized iron house with old farm sheds. All that remains is a memory in my head Drove past where cotton grew and coal is mined and wheat was stored and cattle were fed and power is generated then the sign said White Cockatoo as is well because the mystery bus tour ended at the RSL.



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The above position is available from 23 January 2013 until 15 December 2013 with a salary of between $21.82 & $23.43 per hour. The position is for 20 hours per week plus ADO. The position will be in the junior area of the school and will include speech language support. Applicants must respond by: • Addressing the following 2 key selection criteria (max 1 A4 page) o Knowledge and skills and ability to work as a teacher aide in supporting literacy and numeracy development of children (individual/small groups) o Demonstrated sound personal qualities of tact, reliability and an ability to work with others both individually and as a member of a team. • Providing a (max) 1 page Resume/CV which includes relevant work experience and education/training • Providing the names and contact details of two professional referees.

Applications will remain current for a 12 month period and may be used to fill future vacancies. Applications close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 12 December 2012. Applications can be returned, marked “Confidential” to:The Principal Mount Morgan Central State School PO Box 42 MOUNT MORGAN QLD 4714 or email –

“The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 requires the preferred applicant to be subject to employment screening.” The Queensland Government has a no smoking policy on all Government premises. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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Public Notices Public Notices

Notice of meeting: Morgan John Cani Cent SaleMount cancelled untilAgricultural next year. Show Society invites all Show Society Members, Volunteers and interested peoplewill to be a closed thank for youChristmas BBQ at from the Colleen’s Hair Salon: Showgrounds, Sunday 11thTuesday, Sep 2011. With a15th. meeting Friday, December 21st until January and4938 idea1265. forum session to follow. Please RSVP Ph: Happy Christmas and New Year to all.for catering by Friday 9th Sep: 04032 92061 GMF Raffle Winners: Congratulations to the winners information request: is ofResearch the weekly- Golden Mt Festival RafflesInformation drawn Nov 23. being sought for an upcoming project. If you know (Please see the Morgan St noticeboard for earlier results.) of IGA any past information Nessie Chardon, $40 voucher: Tim and regarding: Gill the Mount Morgan School of Arts and Library, please $20 meat trays: S. Waterson, Deb and Kevroy phone John on: 4938 2548 / 0429 055 165 or email: $10 breakfast trays: R. Alley, Deb and Kevroy 6 packs: S. Sigvart, Gayle, N. Davies, G. Scott Mount Morgan Phonebook: To ensure the accuracy Mt Show Society AGM: Saturday 8th local of Morgan all details within the new local directories, December 9am at the showgrounds. All Welcome. residents are encouraged to provide residential details to the MMPAD Office. If you have had a change of address, a change of name or would not like your contact details included (if & details have been MOUNT MORGAN HAIR BEAUTY: 57A in past prints), please contact the MMPAD Office at: 61 Morgan Street. Phone: 49 381 490 for appointments. Morgan Street Mount Morgan or email: mmpad@ NEED AN ELECTRICIAN?: RJ Electrician Pty Ltd. Phone: 0431 576 101



WORK WANTED: Trailer repairs, small welding jobs, gatesWANTED: made to order. Phonesmall Peter:welding 4938 2965 WORK Fencing, jobs,/ 0411 778 chain saw work and rubbish removed. trees893 lopped, PH: Peter 49382965 or 0411 893778. REPAIRS: All computer repairs fixed by experienced computer technician. Call Nathan 4938block WANTED: Slasher/ Operator foron: 8 acre Oil. Please phone Sharon on: 0417 004 221. 2Struck & 4 STROKE MOWER REPAIRS: prompt reliable service. Call Brian on 4838 1459 or call to 5 GARAGE SALE: hand Saturday 3rd Septmber (Only after Chenery St. Second mowers also for sale. 7:00am). 25 Crown Street, Mount Morgan. FOR SALE: 42” (106cm) flat screen LCD TV. Digital LOST$300. DOG:Phone: Buddy, male, black and silver silky Ready. 4938 2556. terrier cross. Wearing collar with tag and flea collar. FOR SALE: Blu-Ray Missing fromHome Rivertheatre Street, system. Sunday Includes Aug 14. Reward player, 5.1 speakers, 2 cordless rear speakers. Comes offered. Phone Anne: 0434 592Ph: 065. with instruction manual. $150. 4938 2556.

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FOR SALE: Scorpion petrol generator. As new condition. $250. Bridge Phone:Community 4938 1459.Consultation Meeting, Sep 7: Swinging CommunitySALE: Services2Hall, 6pm.St. Sat 8th, Sun 9th Dec. GARAGE Possum 7:00am - 4:00pm.Gardening Comp - nominations open. Sep 9: Diggin’It! Sept 10: GMF Cent Sale. Saint Mary’s, 2pm Sept 10: Grocery Cent Sale at QCWA Hall, East St, 2pm. Date Claimers Sept 18: GMF8:Barefoot Bowls. 1pm. Dee Bowls Club. Dec 7 - Dec 2012 Christmas Tree Festival, Oct Social” at StSchool Marys Church, 6pm1:- “Spring 8:30pm,Time Mount Morgan of Arts 2pm. Hall. Dec 8: Blue Care Auxiliary Trash N Treasure. 21 Oct 8: State School P&C Car Boot Sale. State School Gordon St. 8am 12 Noon grounds, 8am- 1pm. Dec 8: Mt Morgan Show Society AGM. Saturday 8th December, 9am at the showgrounds. All Welcome. Dec 12: Christmas Morning Tea at the Welfare Bowls Club for the Safe & Confident Living Social Group Mount Morgan – FREE but need bookings by 10th Dec 49381705 / 49307324 monthly meeting to follow. Dec 15:Live Leichhardt Hotel Social Club Christmas Party. Regular Entertainment Join Our Social Club Santa for the Kids and annual lolly hunt – starts at 5pm. Raffles Fridays & Saturdays Coldest Beer in Mt Morgan Jan 15: 2013 meeting for the Safe & Confident Living Airconditioned Motel Units – 40 Central Party venueStreet & Catering Available Group to plan activities 2:30pm.

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Mount Morgan Argus - Issue 24  

Young locals take part in Artists in Residence Project, community kick off Christmas Season with annual Carols in Saint Mary’s, Mount Morgan...