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50 years, millions of visitors through CVC Cooma Visitors Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Friday, October 14. The centre had an interesting and feisty beginning and since then has undergone many changes, including its building. Funding for the original centre was raised through the Festival of Snows, just as funds for the Cooma swimming pool were raised. Throughout its history, the CVC has been a focal point for the local tourism industry, an integral part of the local economy. In 2011, the emphasis is again on tourism as Cooma-Monaro Shire Council has formed a new Tourism Advisory Committee to help drive the industry. Mayor Dean Lynch is optimistic about the future for the CVC. “There is a lot of enthusiasm from the tourism committee, giving us a real focus. “The prospects are looking really good. “There is plenty to enjoy and build on, such as the Snowy Ride, the proposed Hill Climb at Mt Gladstone and the manager and staff are enthusiastic and keen to go ahead with other events”. To celebrate the anniversary, the CVC will host festivities this Friday from 9.30am, including a “tour of Cooma”. The theme of the celebrations is the 1960s and there will be displays, classic cars, morning tea and plenty of giveaways.

CVC had a rocky start Cleve Maher had already worked with Cooma Municipal Council for some time when he was given the task to make the newly created Cooma Visitors Centre ‘work’. Mr Maher has shared his CVC experience with The Monaro Post: The centre was started by the council to promote tourism in Cooma and the area as an obviously developing industry and as an investment to help the future of Cooma when the SMA scheme was completed. At that time there was no guarantee that the authority would still be located in Cooma after completion and of course SMEC had not been thought of. Blue Mountains had a information centre and tour booking office in a shop in Katoomba. I remember their

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Above: The current staff at the Cooma Visitors Centre. Since it opened 50 years ago, the Cooma Visitors Centre has served about 4,500,000 visitors.

man coming to Cooma to address the Council and Rotary when the Council first came up with the thought of what to do. All of the Aldermen supported the idea of the centre except for one whose support depended on finance from other councils. The main decision maker was (as in the case of many council projects at the time) Mayor Lindsay Hain. The site in Centennial Park was selected. The council was the trustee of the park. Just to digress, the trustee status with parks in NSW did not seem to be clearly defined or understood because councils all over the place established clubs, meeting rooms, etc , and even during our fight they built information centres in parks.

And then all hell broke loose!!!! A ratepayers association had been formed and strongly opposed the idea of an Information Centre. Ernie Howe of the Citizens Club was the leading light and debate was hot and strong. There was one misguided resolution of the council and that was to resume a shop of one opponent and open that as the Centre. We didn’t. Continued P39...




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Some of the people who greeted our many visitors Dale Maguire: Back in the early 1960s, Dale Maguire worked at the Cooma Visitors Centre along with Jan Williams. She worked there for about two to three years and returned in 1983 and continued working there until 1989. “It was great helping people and being able to talk about the region,” Dale said. “At first we didn’t sell tickets or accommodation, it was purely an information centre. When I returned in the 80s, we would book all sorts of travel tickets and make accommodation reservations.” “The main task, however, mainly consisted of helping visitors plan their stay in the region and giving them valuable information regarding places to visit.” Fran Hampton Fran Hampton began working at Cooma Visitors Centre in the early 1970s. She was there for a few years and left while she started a family. Once her children were at early schooling age, she returned to the centre. Fran also had another period later on where she worked back at the centre. She commented that she really enjoyed working there and that it was great being able to help people. Fran reminisced the times when everything was done by typewriter and by hand compared to today’s computerised society. When Fran was working there, she said that they would have lots of buses stopping by and booking in to see movies on the area in the theatrette. The centre was open from 8:30am-8:30pm and was “flat out the whole time!” A sign also used to be on top of the building, which displayed the road conditions to tourists after hours.

Cathy Wassink: In 1980, 19-year-old, Cathy Wassink (nee Swan), did a three-month training course at the Cooma Visitors Centre. She said that she loved working there and learnt a lot more about the area. “I really enjoyed working there, it was great!” Cathy commented. “The people were really good to work with.” Cathy described the service as more personal back in the 80s and said that they used to do the bookings for the ski fields, buses and trains. “It was all manual and we used fax machines a lot,” Cathy added. “I had to learn quickly how to read a map upsidedown,” she chuckled. Another different feature of the centre when Cath was there included the theatrette where movies on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme and skiing would be displayed. Caroline Fox Caroline Fox is well known from her 13 years spent working at the Cooma Visitors Centre. Coming from a hospitality background, Caroline began working at the centre in 1997 and in 2003 became manager up until her leaving in 2010. Caroline said she enjoyed her time at the Visitors Centre. “It was never the same!” she commented. “It changed all the time. Although throughout winter the questions were fairly similar, there were so many things happening that it was always really entertaining.” Throughout Caroline’s time at the centre, there were a number of momentous occasions and events that happened in the region. Some of them included when the Olympic torch came through the town, the “Cooma Fest” annual street fairs, News Year’s Eve celebrations, the conception of the Snowy Ride and its development over the years, Landrover rallies, Snowy Hydro’s 50th Birthday, as well as many other smaller but still significant things. When asked whether there were many changes throughout her time working there, she immediately responded, “Definitely!” “When I first started there, the computers still worked on dos [disk operating system],” Caroline commented. She said that they would do a lot of accommodation reservations for tourists. “We had been there for so long that people knew it was a reservation agency. Some mornings we would go in and there would be dozens of bookings to do!” Once the Internet became more widely used and accessible, Caroline said the bookings began to phase out as people could do it themselves. After taking leave, Caroline finished up at the Visitors Centre in June 2010.

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Snowy water release attracts a big audience Monday saw the new spillway gate at Jindabyne dam operational for water release for the first time.

This was the first day of releases and about 11 gigalitres of water went over the spillway and out of the cone valves into the Snowy River. The spillway gates were open approximately 1.1 metres on Monday, increasing slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday before closing again on Thursday. This occurrence is taking place as part of the 19-day flushing event, in conjunction with the NSW Government as per instruction under Snowy Hydro’s water licence. “Hopefully, the flow will do for the river what the scientists are hoping. They will be

checking and monitoring to see if it does have the environmental benefits they are hoping for,” Snowy Hydro Executive Officer for Water David Harris, said. The spillway gates have only previously been opened to release water twice before since the completion of the dam in 1972. The gates are tested every five years, but in a dry dam safety test to make sure they are functionally properly. “If this is successful I would expect that each year the NSW Government will try and get some scouring flow happening around this time of year,

depending on water levels of course” he said. Snowy Hydro said they were very pleased with the amount of people that have come

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Jindabyne should take its hat off to young mother Louise Williams who was so appalled by the state of the unfenced playground in Jindabyne’s Banjo Paterson Park where her infant would want to play in a year or so, that she began a campaign to make it an “inclusive” playground for children of all ages. On Saturday October 8, under the banner of the Touched by Olivia Foundation, Louise and her friends organised a Community Day at the Station Resort. It was wonderful to see so many families there supporting Louise in her effort to raise funds for a community facility from which all children, locals and visitors alike, will benefit. The Jumping Castle was by far the most popular entertainment of the day. Parents spent big on the raffles where there were some great prizes provided by sponsors and Jack van Dongen was kept busy turning sausages for the Sausage Sizzle.

Miss Jenny’s dancers displayed energetic moves to the delight of some of the tiny tots who joined in whilst parents were a little more reserved. The Touched by Olivia Foundation project manager, Bec Ho, explained to the gathering that the Foundation assists community groups to build better playgrounds. To date they have built three, including one at Collaroy, with seven currently under construction and forty two in the pipeline. Louise Williams was delighted to say that “It was a great day due to the massive community support. It couldn’t have been better.” She proudly announced that over $3,000 was raised on Saturday. This will stand her in good stead when she meets with the Member for the Monaro, John Barilaro, in Sydney on Tuesday October 11 to discuss a possible state government grant for the improvements to the playground.

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The Governor-General, Quentin Bryce has confirmed that she will be attending to perform the opening ceremony of Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby on October 15, 2011, at 11am. As with the official opening of the Snowy Mountains Scheme on October 17, 1949, when the GovernorGeneral Sir William McKell performed the official duties, the Governor-General of today, will be performing the official duties at the new Snowy Scheme museum. The Snowy Scheme museum will showcase the impact on the nation of the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, by highlighting the achievements of the engineers, the workers, the machinery and the role the project played in the development of the modern Australian nation. The scheme is widely considered to be the greatest engineering project ever undertaken in Australia, with the museum collection creating a multi-dimensional insight into the Snowy Scheme and its legacy. In the meantime, the Adaminaby community is busy preparing for the day when the “GG” comes to town, and the museum committee and helpers are also busy with the installation of the collection, exhibits and interpretive material to make this landmark project come to life. The museum committee would also like to issue an open invitation to anybody who would like to attend this special day and invite any interested person to join the museum community. The museum is also looking for equipment with Snowy Scheme provenance, stories, memorabilia and research about the more than 100,000 people, many from overseas, who worked during the construction stage of the scheme. Further information about Her Excellency, the Governor General Quentin Bryce will visit Adaminaby the museum can be found on the website:www. this Saturday..



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A light in the Darkness Snowy Mountain CWCI Australia committee have organised an evening on the subject of Depression – a light in the Darkness on Friday October 28 at St Paul’s Anglican Hall from 7-9.30pm. The speaker is Dr Jane Taylor a practising doctor in Canberra, who specialises in speaking about Health related issues. Jane is married to Jim Wallace (CEO of the Australian Christian Lobby for the last 10 years) and they have two daughters aged 24 and 27. The evening will include a talk by Jane outlining some facts about depression, possible causes and strategies for dealing with it and offering hope for those who experience depression or depression and anxiety including information for those who care for someone with depression. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to a panel of specialists in this area: Dr Jane, Foss Fizelle (a psychologist) and local GP and counsellor Dr Dawn Glasgow. A delicious supper will also be

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Pictured is the new CWA Cooma branch committee: (back from left) Kaye Anderson, Helen Reeves, Margaret Wainwright, Beaty Russell, Marilyn Watson, Jean Stokes, June Dykes; (front from left) Barbara Scanes, Maureen Campbell - State NSW Vice President, and Doris Haylock. There was a good attendance of members at the September meeting of the Cooma CWA and a number of apologies were accepted. Before the business meeting, branch president Barbara Scanes welcomed weeds officer from Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Roger Roach. He showed slides and spoke about the various weeds that are now spreading throughout the shire. Many residents think some of these weeds make wonderful garden plants without realising the problems they cause when they spread. We were all warned that many of these weeds are noxious. The members appreciated the information provided by Roger and extended their thanks to him. The monster street raffle held on Wednesday September 14 was a great success.

Many thanks go to all who donated items for sale and helped in any way. Thank you to the staff of the Australian Hotel, the staff of Gourmet Deli and Kate Greenwood who was kept busy testing blood pressures and doing tests for blood glucose levels. The CWA Cooma Branch held their AGM on October 10. State NSW Vice President, Maureen Campbell came down from Canberra to officiate the elections. The newly elected committee are: Barbara Scanes - president, Margaret Wainwright first vice president, June Dykes - second vice president, Doris Haylock - treasurer, Helen Reeves - secretary, Beaty Russell - Publicity Officer, Marilyn Watson - international officer, Kaye Anderson - cultural officer and Jean Stokes handicraft officer.

Alzheimer’s Australia NSW is holding a Coffee and Chat event for carers in the Cooma-Monaro area during Carers Week. The Mocktails, Music and Nibbles event is being held on Tuesday October 18from 4pm – 6pm at the Werri-Nina Centre, 227 Sharp Street, Cooma. There will be information available on caring, how family members and friends can support carers and on services available in the area. There will also be information available on dementia. The Alzheimer’s Australia NSW library will also be open. Carers, people with dementia and their family are invited to come along. RSVP is essential. Please call Lizzie on (02) 6492 6158 or Verity on (02) 6452 3961. Respite is available from the Carer Respite

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MCCR Financial Assistance Scheme launch

Members of the MCCR. The Monaro Committee for Cancer Research has great pleasure in announcing a 12-month pilot Financial Assistance Scheme for cancer patients on the Monaro. MCCR received a generous donation from the Chris Conway committee last year and with the lack of funding from ACT Eden Monaro for this region the committee thought it was time for a local assistance scheme to be implemented. The scheme will be administered by a separate committee within MCCR and referred to as the Financial Assistance Scheme. The scheme aims to provide practical financial support for individuals or families struggling with the challenges of a cancer

diagnosis and related treatment issues for the populations of Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala Shires. Application forms will be available from local GP surgeries or Community Health. Assistance with queries relevant to an application will be available by email to the MCCR Financial Assistance Scheme at or a fax to 6452 1893. Either method will ensure privacy and a quick response. Applications must be signed off by your health professional or doctor. You can also go to the MCCR website for more information –

Paddy Pallin honoured at Jindabyne Emergency services report National Parks were dear to the heart of pioneering adventurer Paddy Pallin, and on Wednesday a bust of the wellknown outdoorsman was installed outside the visitor centre in Jindabyne. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Acting Visitor Centre Manager Lenore Moberget said Paddy Pallin embodied the Australian love of National Parks, and it was an honour to have the bust installed at Jindabyne. “Frank Austin Pallin, better known as Paddy, encouraged the public to explore parks responsibly and enthusiastically, sentiments shared by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. “This bust of Paddy Pallin,

sculpted by the late artist John Dowie, was originally installed at Perisher Valley in the ski tube mezzanine, but the Pallin family asked it be relocated to a more

appropriate location where more visitors could enjoy it. “The bust had been in place for less than an hour and its setting wasn’t even dry when two visitors came and told NPWS staff that it was lovely to see Paddy Pallin’s monument shifted to a more prominent location. “Paddy’s work with conservation groups, the Scouts and huts in Kosciuszko National Park meant many were and still are inspired to enjoy the wilderness,” Ms Moberget said. The Pallin family say they are delighted the bust of Paddy is now more closely associated with the enjoyment of the outdoors.

A prime mover that was parked at Polo Flat had approximately $180 worth of lights stolen from its trailer between Friday October 7 and Saturday October 8. Police enquiries are continuing.

bags of cannabis were located in a 32-year-old inmates cell. He will appear in Cooma Court at a later date.

A vehicle parked at Monaro Lodge in Mittagang Road had two of its Owners of a vehicle that was tyres slashed of Friday October 7. parked in a driveway in Numeralla Anyone with information is asked to were alerted by their dog barking contact police on 6452 0099. and noises coming from the driveway at about midnight on Friday October A 59-year-old female from Western 7. Upon looking outside they noticed Australia tripped and fell while a light on in their car. The person running in an orienteering event on who was inside the vehicle fled when Sunday. She sustained a broken hip approached by the owners. in the fall and was taken to Cooma Hospital and later transferred to During a search of a cell in the Canberra Hospital. Cooma Correction Centre on Saturday October 8, three small

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Cape York with Snowliner & Oz Safari Tours So you’ve been to Cape York. What was it like? There is only one answer – it was fabulous! These notes prepared for family may interest others who would enjoy an adventure trip to the northern tip of Australia. This was the second of the 2011 Snowliner 14 day tours by coach, plane, cargo ship and four wheel drive vehicle, organised by Jenny and John Evans working in conjunction with Oz tours based in Cairns. It was an opportunity of a lifetime. These notes were prepared from a personal viewpoint representing my observations and interests, places visited, the voyage by ship and about the extraordinary 4 wheel drive trip of 1800 km over more corrugations than I thought were possible on any track. The vehicle was a 16 passenger 4 wheel drive Mitsubishi Canter At times the ride felt like being put through a sieve on a road metal crusher such was the shiver and shaking of this magnificently built vehicle – which survived the treatment just as did the passengers. It was all a part of the great experience! But on to the trip. My daughter Andrea kindly drove me to the Snowliner depot at Polo Flat in time for a 6am departure to Canberra by coach, then a flight to Cairns. I thought that it being -2 degrees C with a heavy frost and dense mist it was as good a reason as any to depart from Cooma for a break in the warmth of far north Queensland. Still sleepy, it felt enjoyable in the comfort of the coach to look out as we passed the tall poplars completely bare until Springtime, similarly other deciduous trees their branches and twigs forming a lacy black filigree against the grey mist also a cow with calf both huddled together on the frosty ground. Shortly a long ribbon of mist across the valley was lit up by the dawn followed by a burst of sunshine to brighten the day. A 1hr-45 minute flight Canberra to Brisbane, and then a two hour flight to Cairns. Flying with Virgin? I thought – well that’s a novelty these days. Must have been an off day for me – I was tired and that was the best comment I could think of about the flight. But the Coral Tree Inn in Cairns was a most welcoming venue to stay. My 83 year old room mate Gordon proved an interesting companion and a great world traveller. To enable him to pursue his passion for travel, Gordon has reduced the size of his farm holding these days to 25 cattle. One is so domesticated she looks for Gordon through the kitchen window and waits until he appears – she gets an apple - hand fed – never accepting the treat in any other way. Among his many overseas travels one highlight has been working for months on a ranch in Oregon USA which he was able to arrange through the Farmers Federation. His stories of travel in many countries were enjoyable to hear. Jenny must almost rival Gordon as a seasoned traveller and with her previous knowledge of Cairns she led the way to the “Rattle and Hum” Pub for our first group meal together. Like others I enjoyed a delicious meal of barramundi. Temperature in Cairns was 19C and after a -2C morning and the long day travelling, tiredness set in and “no rocking” was needed to find sleep that first night. Breakfast by the swimming pool at Coral Tree Inn was a great start to the day which was scheduled for a train ride and returning from the top of the mountain by Skyrail. The

original “Freshwater Railway Station” still stands as the starting point for the journey winding around and up the mountain to Kuranda. This quite famous railway was built using pick and shovel labour in the 1800’s. A museum at the station features the history of the railway construction including pictures and artefacts from the workings. The track negotiates numerous tunnels and one long horseshoe bridge on which a banquet was held for the opening. The train stopped for a superb view of the Barren Falls. The underground Barren Falls hydro power station was built around the time of the early Snowy power stations. Photo opportunities saw passengers pouring out of the 17 carriages at the railway station. Kuranda railway station is renowned for its tropical garden on the platform, while the walk up to the village passes by Fanny O’Reilly’s Pub with a bearded spruiker outside cracking a stockwhip to attract the attention of potential clientele. I thought his best line was “Aaaagh – c’mon over – it’s un-Australian to pass by a pub without coming in for a drink.” The Japanese tourists didn’t understand and walked on – the Australians just grinned and thought – maybe later. Gordon with his interest in stockwhips walked over for a chat which later provided the subject of an interesting talk with him about plaiting. Kuranda is a village centred around tourism with numerous offerings of Australiana, a market centre abounding with souvenirs and the occasional art or craft shop with crocodile leather goods, jewellery, didgeridoo, kangaroo hides etc. The surrounding rainforest has an annual rainfall of 3.5 metres which explains the extraordinary growth. The return to the foot of the mountain is by a 7.5 km “Skyrail” fully enclosed Poma gondola enabling passengers to alight at several points to enjoy a boardwalk into the rainforest accompanied by a Ranger who provides commentary. A fine example of Kauri pine which is termite proof was estimated to be 400 years old, has a huge canopy. These trees attracted the attention of early timber getters and many fine specimens now no longer exist. The Ranger drew attention to a smooth bamboo creeper on which its younger tendrils have spikes all facing the same direction and clings to anything in its path. Similarly the spine of the associated palm leaves continue this feature in its growth. Aboriginals use the palms to make fish baskets into which the fish becoming trapped, are caught and cannot escape. The leaf fonds are also used to make the familiar seats for cane or “rattan” chairs. The Ranger who appeared to be a young German fellow kept speaking directly to a little two year old girl who was accompanied by her parents. She looked up and listened as though she understood every word he spoke. He had a good understanding of the botanical names of the forest growth also the wildlife which centred mainly on a description of the life of the cassowary a large protected bird which lives in the Queensland rainforests. The female is the larger bird and has the male well trained. She lays the eggs, he tends the nest and when hatched he raises the chicks to maturity while she is off seeking the company of other males of the species during the breeding season. Continued next week..

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Winner, Julianne Oldfield (centre) is pictured with her new fish tank and Cooma Pet Shop owner, Sandra Brabon, and fish specialist, Luke. Julianne Oldfield was literally jumping for joy when she came in to Cooma Pet Shop last Thursday to collect her winning prize – a 180 litre Aqua One Regency fish tank valued at $1295. The tank also comes with a light, heater, canister filter and a cabinet stand. Whenever a VIP member spent more than $50 in the store from July to October, they went in the draw to win this fabulous prize. Ms Oldfield is a regular customer and VIP member at the pet store and was speechless when Cooma Pet Shop owner, Sandra Brabon, called her on Tuesday last week.

“Every time I’ve come into the store for the past few months, I looked at the fish tank and said ‘I’m going home with this!’” Julianne said. “When Sandra called me, as soon as I heard ‘Cooma Pet…’ I knew I had won it!” Julianne continually praised the local pet store and said, “They’re first class staff selling first class products and that’s why I come here all the time!” “It’s not just a shop, it’s a home full of animals. I love it!” Ms Oldfield has chosen to fill her tank with tropical fish. Congratulations, Julianne!

Field of Women at McKillop’s Bridge More than a hundred Pink Lady silhouettes will be on display at McKillops Bridge on Sunday October 9 in a meaningful show of support for women and families affected by breast cancer. Every day 38 Australian women will be told they have breast cancer and seven will lose their lives to the disease. Local organiser Rikki Jones explains; ‘Each time a woman hears she has breast cancer, those around her in the community are also affected. Support for women and families affected by breast cancer is an important issue in our local community.’ Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) MiniField of Women events provide an opportunity for the public to pay tribute to all those affected by breast cancer. Founder and CEO of BCNA, Lyn Swinburne, herself a breast cancer survivor, says the event

is a powerful reminder that you are not alone on your breast cancer journey; ‘This October, around 300 Mini-Field of Women events are being held in local communities around Australia. These events are a great way to link those people affected by breast cancer with their local community. We hope people participating will find the event meaningful and enjoy it as a celebration of life.’ Local organiser Rikki said: ‘Although breast cancer care and knowledge has come a long way in the past, there are still women being diagnosed every single day who need to be provided with our help and support. Breast cancer is an issue close to many women and affects our community.’ The community is invited to participate in this local event and to take the opportunity to leave a personal message of support. Courtesy of the Delegate Doings.

Plaque to honour ex-services Members of the Cooma sub branch of the RSL braved the rain last Saturday, to gather at Monaghan Hayes Place to officially lay a plaque dedicated to all ex-service men and women. “Most of the plaques here are to commemorate wars but this one is for the many that served including those who didn’t go to war,” Treasurer of the Cooma sub branch of the RSL, Denis Fever, said.

Pictured with the plaque are Reverend Jenny Roberts; Bronte Paech, President of the League of Ex-service men and women, and Cooma Ex-Services Club President, Doug O’Donnell.




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Wednesday October 12, 2011

Another addition to local tennis memorabilia The local tennis community has been enthused over the past weeks on the discovery of an old racquet found by Elaine Schofield in the garbage at Platypus Lodge. The historic item is thought to date back to as early as the late 1800s, possibly when the photo of the tennis players pictured below was taken. Wendy Hain of the Cooma-Monaro Historical Society confirmed that Lambie Street used to have a tennis court and suggested that this racquet may date back to when the court still existed and was in operation. It has Ascott 12oz imprinted on it which is how the racquets used to

be identified, by their brand and weight. The strings, which are surprisingly still intact, look as though they were of a red colour and are made of gut. “It’s unusual they’re [strings] still on the racquet,” local tennis veteran, Keith Goodwin, said. “It is remarkable that it has lasted as long as it has!” The racquet will be added to the tennis club’s collection of tennis memorabilia. If anyone knows anything in relation to the racquet and its history, Keith Goodwin would like to hear from you. You may contact him in the evening on 6452 2105.

Left: Local tennis players at Royalside in the 1890s.

Below: A photograph of Royalside, Cooma taken from Nanny Goat Hill in the 1890s.

Left: Local tennis player, Keith Goodwin, inspects the antique racquet.


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MARQUEE Tables of 10 - $30 per person (includes entry to races & race book) Bookings for tables by Tuesday 11th October with Graeme - 6458 8091 or Anne Tier - 6458 3649 Seafood platters - $60 each - Booked by Friday 7th October to Graeme at the Delegate Hotel - 6458 8091 Bar facilities available in Marquee. NO BYO ALCOHOL.

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GENERAL ADMISSION Admission: $15, Pensioner - $5, race book - $4 Member: $25/double, $15/single Members tickets to be purchased prior to race day from Anne Tier - 6458 3649 BBQ, afternoon tea & bar facilities available. NO BYO ALCOHOL.

BUS AVAILABLE Bus leaving for the races from: Delegate Hotel - 12 noon Bombala RSL - from 12 noon & every half hour thereafter.

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To celebrate National Waterweek Council will be holding a waterwise display in front of the Cooma Library on Wednesday 19 October 2011 from 9.00am to 4.30pm. There will be lots of information on how you can save water (and money), including Council’s waterwise plants for the Monaro, and tips for saving water around the home. We will also have some giveaways:

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from organisations interested in entering into a short or long term leasing arrangement, or a licence to occupy the premises located at 38 Bombala Street Cooma. The premises are currently occupied via a variety of tenants until 1 November 2011. Appointments to view the premises can be made through the Director of Corporate Services via telephone 02 6455 1777. To view site plans, current zoning and working drawings of the current premises, address short term occupancy arrangements, or seek clarification on the EOI please contact Councils Director of Corporate Services, Mr. Alan Cairney either via telephone or email at To assist Council in assessing the Expressions of Interests (see form on website), applicants are encouraged to submit their proposal/s via email, highlighting; • specific business details; • future operational service requirements; • any required changes to the building and current office arrangements; • objectives and long term outcomes; and • any other specific business details. The Expression of Interest will close at 4.30pm on Friday 28 October 2011.


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Council are seeking nominations for committee members to be part of the newly established 355 Arts and Cultural Activities Committee (ACAC). To apply, please complete the nomination form located on Councils website at Nominations close at 4.30pm, 28 October 2011.

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Go into the draw to win a ‘Hughie Sink’ – ‘Product of the Year’ 2008 and finalist in the 2009 Australian International Design Award – Consumer. The Hughie Sink can be used by every member of the family to capture water which would normally go down the drain when washing hands, cleaning the veg etc. We have 25 sinks in various colours to be won. For your chance to win a ‘Hughie Sink’, visit our National Waterweek Display at the Library and fill out a ticket. The draw will take place on Friday 21 October 2011 and winners will be notified by phone.


Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm, 27 October 2011 for the refurbishment of the public toilets in Centennial Park, Cooma.


On Friday 14 October 2011, the Cooma Visitors Centre will be celebrating 50 years of service. Festivities for the celebration will be held at the Visitors Centre and in the Park with live entertainment, historical displays, official ceremony with cake cutting, give aways and lots more. Please join us from 9.30am for morning tea and a trip down memory lane back to the 60’s. All welcome!

A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours, by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or email


A public meeting will be held Thursday 13 October, 6pm at Council Chambers to present the findings of a recent transport survey focusing on a commuter bus service proposed to run from the Monaro to Canberra and to discuss the proposal of resurrecting the Monaro Transport Working Group, with amended Terms of Reference. Interested parties are to contact Councillor Martin Hughes on 0405 209 685.


Council advises that the following road closures will apply on Sunday 16 October from 9.00am to 1.00pm for a Fun Run: Vulcan Street (Hill Street to Barrack Street) Hill Street (Vulcan Street to Kerwan Street) Massie Street flood gates Commissioner Street flood gates Murray Street (cul de sac only) Egan Street (cul de sac only) Denison Street (cul de sac only) Albert Street (cul de sac only)


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Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

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Councillor Jack Nott 6452 2354

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OCTOBER 2011 Calendar of Events Friday 14th

Cooma Visitors Centre 50th year Celebrations – Cooma Visitors Centre - Historic photographic displays, giveaways, cake cutting, time capsule and more (Contact 64551745)


Snowmuchmore Fun Run – Cooma, 10km & 4km tracks,10am - Raising funds for Cooma Hospital and Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter. (Contact


St Pauls Springtime Tea Party - Parish Hall commissioner St Cooma, 7pm (Contact 6452 2876)


Monaro Equestrian Dressage Event – Cooma Showground 9am-5pm (Contact 6452 4239)

Friday 14th Sunday 16th

Love Reigns on Tumut Plains – Montreal Theatre, Tumut, 7.30pm Fri and Sat and 2pm Sunday, presented by the Tumut Performing Arts Society (Contact 02 69479100)

Wednesday 19thSunday 23rd

Rosewood Roundup Country Music Festival – Tumbarumba,5 days of music, entertainment, food and much more (Contact 6948 8360)

Friday 21st

Soup, Sandwich & Slice Street Stall – Sharp Street Cooma, hosted by the Anglican Church Women, 12pm – 2pm (Contact 6452 1159)

Saturday 22nd

Cooma Netball Representative Trails – Yanni St Cooma, 10.30am to 1.30pm (Contact

Saturday 22nd

Buttonalia & Badja Crafts Exhibition – St Pauls Anglican Sunday 23rd Church Hall, A fascinating exhibition of the most amazing Button Collection and fibre and wood items, 10am to 4pm Saturday and 9am to 3pm Sunday (Contact 6452 1231)

Saturday 15th

Oktoberfest in Cooma – Air Rifle Club, Ti-Tree Road Cooma, 4pm, $25 per adult, presented by Monaro Rifle Club and Cooma Rotary Club, raising funds for South Care Helicopter, food, fun and entertainment, tickets from Cooma Visitors Centre (Contact 6455 1745)


Bombala Races – Bombala Race Course, BBQ, afternoon tea and bar facilities available, fashions on the field and children’s entertainment (Contact 6458 8091)

Saturday 15th

Snowy Scheme Museum Adaminaby Official Opening Commencing 11am – Further details to follow

Saturday 22nd

Numeralla School ‘Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Fair –9 Richardson St, Numeralla, local produce stalls, entertainment, children activities and more (Contact 6453 3102), 10 am to 4.30 pm

2 Day ‘Flowers in Oil’ painting course – Cooma Tafe, with Sunday 23rd Kim Shannon, 9.30am to 4pm each day, $220 (Contact 131 601)

Sunday 23rd

Open Gardens ‘Myalla Station’ - Myalla Road via Cooma, 10am to 4.30pm, part of the Australian Open Garden Scheme (Contact

Open MIC @ The Bowlo – Cooma Country and Bowling Club, Cooma, 1pm, $2 incl afternoon tea, microphones, PA and piano available (Contact 02 64525 925)

Thursday 27th

Snowy Hydro Southcare Golf Day – Federal Golf Course, Canberra, 7.30am, Charity event raising funds for the Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter (Contact 6205 1582)

Thursday 27th

Open MIC Night at Dodds Hotel - Commissioner St Cooma, 8pm, play an instrument, sing, tell a joke or be the audience, family friendly (Contact 6452 2011)

Sunday 30th

Bredbo Community Markets – Community Hall, Bredbo – 10am -2pm (Contact 0402 620 335)

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Sunday 16th

Cooma Rotary High Country Markets – Centennial Park, Cooma – Hosted by Cooma Rotary Club (Contact 6452 1186)


Card Afternoon – Cooma Ex-Services Club, Vale Street, Cooma – 1pm to 4pm


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The past week has had many moments which have caused The Postman to shake his head. For instance, there was the case of Amish vs Amish in Jefferson County, USA. Apparently rival gangs of Amish followers have been at odds, with one gang accused of attacking the other, cutting off their beards and cutting their hair. But surely it is a MontyPythonesque touch that has the leader of the ‘Amish hair cutting gang’ called Sam Mullet? Then there was the enlightening research, which has found that well-nourished, welltreated pregnant women generally give birth to healthier children. Well, who would have thought? This must have been research carried out by the University of the Bleeding Obvious. The next project could be into whether childbirth actually causes the mother some discomfort. Then of course, there was the news that Australian passports may be amended so that ‘mother’ and ‘father’ are removed and replaced with ‘parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’, so same-sex couples aren’t discriminated against. Talk about not knowing whether you are Arthur or Martha! Do we have so little of importance to worry about here, that de-gendering our citizens even needs considering? Perhaps another research grant could be found to investigate this dilemma? Okay, a 14-year-old boy has been supposedly busted for drug possession in Bali. Now, that’s a 14 year old. A minor. A kid. So, the question must be asked, where were his parents? Also, now he claims he has been smoking dope for two years. Again the question – where were his parents? Here’s another question. Why did the Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services, together with the Capital Region BEC hold a workshop for small business owners at lunchtime on Monday? Do they understand so little about small business that they think business owner can just down tools at their busiest part of the day to attend a workshop which could be held before or after trading hours? Lunchtimes might suit the public service, but not retail, food or general small business. Seriously, what were they thinking?

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Community website grant Editor, Cooma Unlimited (CU) have just received a NSW Government grant to construct a community website. We have let a contract for its construction. You may know that Tourism Snowy Mountains believes that well over 80 percent of tourists plan their trip from the internet. Cooma and the Cooma Monaro Shire have many attractions, CU has a list of more than 20, that the tourist may like to visit if they were described on a suitable website. This does not mean that we are going to reinvent the wheel, rather we may as well be able to link the proposed website to many of the existing local websites, many of which are of very high quality.

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The only negative I can find about all the rain we’ve been having lately is the carpets. This is not as weird as it sounds and having spent a lot of time on hands and knees getting muddy splodges out of the carpet in the entry hall I know what I’m talking about. The idea with coming inside after being out in the wet is to NOT walk inside with shoes on even if you have wiped them really, really, incredibly well on the mat outside because there will still be a residue that will come off as easy as pie as soon as those shoes hit the carpet. Dirt on shoes loves carpet and if it’s muddy dirt it will happily transfer to same and then cling like a limpet to the fibres. Once there, you have only one choice; pick up any clumps, let the rest dry and then brush it off, which leaves the shadow of where it was so you grab the spot stain remover and spray it on with a prayer that it’ll do its job. The thing is, the walker-inner is usually a witness to all this drama but for some reason they either don’t connect the dots or just figure you have nothing better to do or that you actually like crawling around with dustpan, brush and spray stuff. I

The first thing for this proposed website was to appoint a person to keep it up to date. We have done this. The purpose of this letter is to ask the local community if • There are people out there in the local community who might like to participate and • To ask the local community for ideas for the proposed website. We would ask you to contact any member of the CU team, or contact me on 6452 3424 or at dugald@ Dugald Mitchell OAM Chairman Cooma Unlimited.

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EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS 02 6452 0316 Narelle Allen - 0403 352 867 Mark Salvestro - 0408 589 020 Lisa Ashurst

ADVERTISING & SUBSCRIPTIONS Tracy Frazer - 0429 321 869 Louise Platts - Bombala/Jindabyne - 0428 586 688

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PHOTOGRAPHY actually don’t but over this rainy period I’ve been doing a lot if it anyway. As an incentive I’ve been leaving my own shoes outside the door and have even issued a few verbal reminders about mud, carpet and their strange and almost inseparable attraction to each other but unless the shoes in question are more mud than shoe (they do get left outside then, I must admit) it is still assumed that a vigorous shuffle around the door mat will suffice. It doesn’t! I’ve got to hand it to the spot remover though as it really does live up to its blurb and as a result I’ll always keep some in the cupboard. I’ve also decided that carpet is not the best option when it comes to floor coverings because if something really tragic happens to it, you’re stuck with it. A rug on the other hand can be removed and replaced a lot more easily which makes them a lot friendlier. I’m a big rug fan. Anyway, as it’s dry today and the offending feet are not at home I’m on a mission again with the spot spray and am seriously considering one of those shoe shelf things for the front porch which will hopefully act as a reminder in wet weather. And regardless of what it’s made from it would have to be easier to clean.

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offered by their lender’s retention department, take advantage of financial and other incentives to switch lenders, and more.

Today’s Reserve Bank decision to keep the cash rate stable at 4.75% for yet another month is neither here nor there in home loan land, where lenders continue to tweak their rates and other loan aspects for the benefit of potential and existing property owners.

“Potential borrowers will be pleased to know I’m seeing more lenders accepting lower deposits, taking rental income as evidence of genuine savings, relaxing restrictions around the property size they will approve a home loan for, and more.

Local Mortgage Choice franchise owner, Donna Robson said, “Borrowers should ask themselves if they are managing their mortgage, or simply maintaining it despite today’s competitive environment. Do they really know what’s happening or are they essentially oblivious to all the changes that, if taken advantage of, could possibly boost the padding in their back pocket?”

“For both, fixed rate pricing continues to fall, there are a range of variable rate discounts on offer, fees are being waived or reduced, and the exit fee ban has come into play with some lenders even removing these fees retrospectively.

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Stronger building approvals data reflect interest rate stability Statement by Executive Director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller

rise recorded in August was heartening in circumstances where the industry had suffered a succession of negative data.

Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT However Mr Miller warned that the strong August data should not be interpreted by the has welcomed the latest Australian Reserve Bank as a reason for raising interest rates any time soon. Bureau of Statistics building approvals figures as providing proof “We know from looking at events through September that consumers remain extremely of the value of a stable interest rate cautious amid all the negative news coming out of both Europe and the US,� he said. environment.

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Looking at the data for the ACT, Mr Miller said it was consistent with the anecdotal The executive director of the MBA- evidence and underlined the resilience of the local industry. ACT, John Miller said the solid 11.4 per cent national seasonally-adjusted “While the ACT data is not as strong as that recorded in some other states and territories during August, it nonetheless gives us some reason for optimism as we further into the new financial year,� he said.

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Mr Miller said that a heartening element of the August data was that it provided an indication of the level of work which would carry builders through the closing months of 2011. “But before anyone reads too much into this data it is worth reflecting that the trend statistics remain in negative territory and have done so for the past 20 months,� he said. Mr Miller said that in all the circumstances, while the August data was positive it had to be remembered that it had followed a long period of negativity for the home building industry.

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Doran, Berridale Another successful auction sale in a tough market!

The auction of Doran, Berridale was conducted by Nick Kirshner of NICK KIRSHNER Property & Livestock on Tuesday evening 4th October at the Buckley’s Crossing Hotel, Dalgety. After a 6 week marketing program incorporating local and metropolitan print advertising and internet exposure, we received many local and out of area inquiries which resulted

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in 25 inspections, 9 contracts issued and 7 registered bidders on the night. There was a crowd of approx 35-40 people in the auction room and there was certainly some spirited bidding going on with 35 bids and the property selling under the hammer for a price exceeding the owners expectations.

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Wednesday October 5, 2011

Annual Briscoe Award


Left: Bec Minear congratulating Lesley Henstridge on her achievement. Bottom left: Stephanie Hahn accepting the Briscoe prize from judge Michael Winters on behalf of Annemarie Wiegerinck. Below: Annemarie Wiegerinck’s winning artwork “Skywards Blue”.

Sons of John Briscoe, Jason and Adam, are pictured with second place winner, Lesley Henstridge and her artwork. Last Saturday saw the official opening of the 12th John Briscoe Memorial Art Award by Cooma Monaro Shire Mayor, Dean Lynch. The Briscoe Family have sponsored the award for 12 years now to honour the memory of artist John Briscoe and ‘to inspire and encourage visual artists’. Judge, Michael Winters, certainly had a tough job labelling the winners. After giving constructive criticism on some of the nonwinning works, the prizes were announced as follows: 1 - “The Briscoe” best in show award ($2000 donated by the Briscoe Family Trust) – Annemarie Wiegerinck for her oil painting of “Skywards Blue”; 2 - $800 donated by the Raglan Gallery - Lesley Henstridge for her acrylic and oil on canvas work, “Mungo/mourning”; 3 - $300 donated by Tony and Carol Slater – Annie Franklin for “Acacia (the pioneer)”, her oil on canvas artwork. Highly Commended – $200 donated by RJS Communications and Art book donated by Monaro Books and Music - Liz Waller for her oil painting, “Autumn with Queenie”; Commended – art supply vouchers of $250 donated by

Artists Choice – Philip Martin for Pam’s “General Store – Tilba” and Patricia Boisgard’s oil painting, “Evening”; Best work by local artist - $1000 donated by James and Barbara Litchfield – Stephanie Sheppard for “Monaro Sky diptych”, oil on canvas painting. Members of the community are encouraged to come and view the wonderful exhibits. The Raglan Gallery and Cultural

Centre is located at 9-11 Lambie St Cooma and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30am till 4.30pm. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork for the Popular Choice Award which will be drawn at the end of the month.

School launches ‘Yumeralla’ cookbook The Numeralla Public School P & C are excited to be able to announce the launch of their cookbook, “Yumeralla”, which will be held during the Australian Open Garden weekend on October 15 and 16 at the Numeralla Public School. The cookbook has been compiled as a fundraiser to help provide ongoing funding for the fantastic Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program, which has been running at the school for two years. The Kitchen Specialist, Madeleine Boucher and P & C members have put the book together from recipes which have been donated by students, families and community members, with each recipe containing a fruit or vegetable. The 270 plus recipes are organised into four seasonal sections which include a seasonal sowing and harvesting guide for our area, plus a playgroup section. A competition was held for the students at the school to design the cover of the cookbook, as well as the name of the book. The winning artwork was created by Year 6 student, Raen Brademann. Ruby Barnes, Year 1, came up with the clever name for the book, “Yumeralla”. The book also contains a piece of artwork by each student at the school, as well as each seasonal page featuring

artwork by some of the students. Generous support of many local businesses and the Numeralla community members has made the book possible, and we would like to extend a warm welcome to the community to attend the book launch at 11am on Saturday 15th October at the Numeralla Public School, where as part of the Australian Open garden scheme we will be proudly opening the Stephanie Alexander garden to show what we have achieved in the garden and kitchen. The school community and members of the Numeralla community will be welcoming visitors on the 15th and 16th of October with free entry. There will be a delicious lunch from our Stephanie Alexander kitchen available, which will be all home made using produce from the garden- (E.G.- Spring vegetable quiche with garden salad) and all proceeds will be going towards the ongoing running of the program at the school.

Pictured: Ruby Barnes, Year 1 and Raen Brademann, Year 6 with copies of “Yumeralla” – Numeralla Public School and Community Cookbook.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you aboard next winter!

For more information contact Aeropelican on 02 4928 9600 or visit

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6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) 10.15 Our Animals. (G, R) 10.20 Cyberchase. (G, R, CC) 10.45 BTN. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Press Club. (CC) 1.30 Family Fortunes: The Brocks. (PG, R, CC) 2.00 Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Country House Rescue. (G, CC) 6.50 Minuscule: A Gust Of Wind. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Poh’s Kitchen On The Road. (G, CC) 8.30 Spicks And Specks. (CC) 9.00 Gruen Planet. (CC) 9.35 The Hamster Wheel. (CC) 10.05 At The Movies. (CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.40 Ganges: Waterland. (G, R, CC) 12.30 Question Time. (CC) 1.30 Bloodlines: The O’Shane Family. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Country House Rescue. (G, R, CC) 3.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 Rage. (G, R) 4.55 Press Club. (R, CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Being Chinese. (G, R, CC) BTN. (G, R, CC) The American Future. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Hope Springs. (PG, R, CC) Mother And Son. (G, R, CC) Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Mastercrafts. (CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) QI. (CC) The Slap. (CC) Crownies. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Make ’Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America. (M, R, CC) Question Time. (CC) QI. (R, CC) Movie: Women Of Twilight. (b&w, PG, 52, R, CC) The Occasional Cook. (Final, G, R, CC) Rage. (PG, R) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)


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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Children’s Programs. What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) Conversations With Australian Artists. (Final, G, R, CC) Ace Day Jobs. (G, R, CC) 1 Minute In A Museum. (G, R) Good Morning Kalimantan. (G, R, CC) One Plus One. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (Final, R) Finding The Fallen: The Rings. (G, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Choccywoccydoodah. (New series, CC) The Good Cook. (New series, CC) News. (CC) 7.30 ACT. (CC) My Family. (PG, CC) Scott & Bailey. (M, CC) The Jonathan Ross Show. (CC) Bored To Death. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union. (M, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: What Makes A Family. (PG, 01, CC) The One: Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic. (PG, R, CC) Samantha Who? (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The One: Australia’s Most Gifted Psychic. (PG, CC) Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. (M, CC) FBI Director Fickler asks the team to find the estranged daughter of a federal judge, an old friend of his. Law & Order: LA. (M, CC) After a university student is murdered, a mysterious text leads detectives to a potential suspect. Great Escapes. (M, CC) Gangs Of Oz: The Aussie Mafia – Inside The Family. (M, R, CC) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Songs In Ordinary Time. (PG, 00, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Samantha Who? (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Four Weddings. (PG, CC) The competition continues with a primaryschool teacher’s union, a barmaid’s big day, a DIY fan’s ceremony and a Lebanese celebration. Beauty And The Geek Australia. (PG, CC) The latest challenge has the “beauties” presenting science projects to a group of school students, while the “geeks” try to bring out their inner beauty by becoming cheerleaders. The Amazing Race. (PG, CC) Outsourced. (New series, PG) Off The Map. (Final, M, CC) Shopping. (G)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Raising Waylon. (PG, 04, CC) According To Jim. (G, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Joh visits the new home of Australia’s Got Talent winner Jack Vidgen and discovers his hidden passion. Learn some classic chocolate recipes. Tara looks at amazing home theatres. Movie: The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor. (M, 08, R, CC) Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Luke Ford, John Hannah. A pair of married adventurers team up with their son to battle a resurrected Chinese Emperor and his Terracotta Army. That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) October Road. (PG, R) Shopping. (G)



Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Send In The Dogs Australia. (PG, CC) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M, CC) 9.30 Prime Suspect. (M, CC) 10.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rosie O’Donnell. (PG, CC) 11.30 Better With You. (PG, CC) 12.00 WIN News. (CC) 12.30 Eclipse Music TV. (PG) 1.00 What Would You Do? (M, CC) 2.00 Newstyle Direct. (G) 2.30 Danoz Direct. (G) 3.00 Danoz Direct. (G, R) 3.30 Good Morning America. (CC) 5.00 Early Morning News. (CC) 5.30 Today. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) RBT. (PG, CC) Unforgettable. (M, CC) A hotel maid is accused of murdering a guest who sexually assaulted her. CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) Chase. (M, CC) Better With You. (PG, CC) WIN News. (CC) Rubicon. (M) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) 20/20. (R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Renovators: Auction Night. (Final, PG, CC) In the final episode, the six houses are auctioned, with the profits from all six properties becoming the prize for one lucky renovator. Hawaii Five-0. (M, CC) Netball. Second Test. Australia v England. Replay. From AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT. The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Movie: Himalaya. (PG, 99, R) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: Visions Of Canada Pt 2. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Amazon With Bruce Parry. (New series, PG, CC) One Born Every Minute. (PG, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Movie: The Kite Runner. (M, 07, R) 112 Emergency. (PG, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

CLASSIFICATIONS: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Recruits: Paramedics. (New series, PG, CC) It is graduation day and 50 trainee paramedics celebrate making it through eight tough weeks of theory assessment, earning the right to hit the road. Rush. (M, CC) Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) Law & Order. (M, CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Eureka. (M) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)


Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Transformers. (M, 07, R, CC) Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel. A teenager becomes entangled in an epic battle between two groups of alien robots after they land on Earth in search of an artifact of tremendous power. WIN News. (CC) Movie: The Enforcer. (M, 76, R, CC) Movie: Who’s Harry Crumb? (M, 89, R) ’Til Death. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

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WorldWatch. Greek News. French News. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (R) Dateline. (R, CC) Everyone Loves A Wedding. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: French Coastlines – Dunkirk To Le Havre Pt 1. (G, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Gourmet Farmer. (G, CC) Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (G, R, CC) The Supersizers Go… French Revolution. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Big Love. (PG, CC) Movie: Satanás. (AV15+, 07) Movie: Secret Agents. (M, 04, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Rules Of Engagement. (Return, PG, CC) House. (Return, M, CC) Having spent the last year behind bars after ramming his car into Cuddy’s home, House applies for parole. To Be Advised. Go Girls. (Return, M) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Russian News. Turkish News. Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) Insight. (R, CC) Living Black. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: French Coastlines – Dunkirk To Le Havre Pt 2. (G, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Coast: Dublin To Derry. (G, R, CC) As It Happened: Bloody Omaha. (PG, CC) Charts the events which took place on Omaha Beach during the crucial D-Day invasion of Normandy, France, in 1944. World News Australia. (CC) The Sperminator. (PG, R, CC) Movie: Just Sex And Nothing Else. (M, 05, R) Entourage. (M, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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Rage. (G) Rage. (PG) Choccywoccydoodah. (R, CC) Minuscule. (G, R) The Good Cook. (R, CC) Elders With Andrew Denton. (G, R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Basketball. WNBL. Round 2. Adelaide Link v Sydney Uni Flames. From Distinctive Homes Dome, Adelaide. Movie: Sunset Blvd. (b&w, PG, 50, R, CC) Bowls. Test Series. Australia v South Africa. From Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club, South Australia. Planet Food. (G, R, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) Doc Martin. (Return, CC) Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (R, CC) Poirot investigates the baffling murder of a successful industrialist, and soon uncovers a connection between the killing and the suicide of a local woman. Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (M, CC) Trial & Retribution. (M, R, CC) Rage. (MA15+) Rage. (PG)

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. (G, R) Handy Manny. (G, R) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Possum’s Club. (G) Legend Of Enyo. (C, R, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, R, CC) V8 Xtra. (G, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Utes. Round 5. From Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales. Movie: Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension. (G, 11) Battle At Kruger Park. (PG, R, CC) Destination New Zealand. (G, R) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Islands Of Britain: The North. (PG, R, CC) Movie: G-Force. (PG, 09, CC) Movie: Changeling. (M, 08, CC) Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan. During the 1920s, a single mother whose child was kidnapped creates a stir when she claims the boy the authorities returned to her is not her son. Grey’s Anatomy. (M, R, CC) Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R) Dora The Explorer. (G, R) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Dennis & Gnasher. (C, R, CC) Pixel Pinkie. (C, CC) G2G: Got To Go. (C, R, CC) Stormworld. (C, R, CC) Horse Racing. Spring Carnival. Caulfield Cup. From Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Rugby Union. (CC) World Cup. First semi-final. From Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Movie: Spider-Man 3. (PG, 07, R, CC) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco. An alien symbiote bonds with Peter Parker bringing out his vengeful side and forcing him to face his personal demons. Movie: House Of Sand And Fog. (MA15+, 03, R) Movie: Boogeyman. (M, 05, R) Danoz Direct. (G, R) Newstyle Direct. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (PG) Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (G, R)




6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 7.30 ACT. (R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Skippy: Australia’s First Superstar. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 The Art Of Germany: A Divided Land. (G, CC) 3.50 Possessions. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Young Performers Awards 2011. (CC) 5.00 Art Nation. (CC) 5.30 Dance Academy. (G, R, CC) 6.00 Life: Birds. (G, R, CC) 6.50 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Wide Open Road. (PG, CC) 8.30 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. (CC) 9.25 Grumpy Guide To. (PG, R, CC) 10.00 Compass. (PG, CC) 10.30 Movie: Albert’s Memorial. (M, 09, R, CC) 11.40 Ladies Of Letters. (G, CC) 12.05 Order In The House. (CC) 1.05 Movie: Silent Enemy. (b&w, PG, 58, R, CC) 3.05 Carbon Cops. (Final, G, R, CC) 3.35 Headcases. (Final, M, R, CC) 4.00 Rage. (G, R) 5.00 Art Nation. (R, CC) 5.30 At The Movies. (R, CC)

6.00 Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) 6.30 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. (CC) 10.00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed. (PG, R, CC) 11.00 That ’70s Show. (PG, R, CC) 12.15 Movie: Houseguest. (PG, 95, R) 2.30 Movie: Three Men And A Little Lady. (PG, 90, R) 4.45 Fawlty Towers. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 High Road, Low Road. (Return, CC) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Sunday Night. (CC) 7.30 Wild Boys. (PG, CC) 8.30 Bones. (M, R, CC) Brennan and Booth investigate ashes and charred remains found by a real estate agent while showing a property to prospective buyers. 9.30 Castle. (M, R, CC) 10.30 The Suspects: True Australian Thrillers. (M, R, CC) 11.30 Forensic Investigators: Australia’s True Crimes: Russell Street. (M, R, CC) 12.30 Grey’s Anatomy. (M, R, CC) 1.30 Shopping. (G) 5.30 Early News. (CC)

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ABC News Breakfast. (CC) News. (CC) Business Today. (CC) Backyard Science. (G, R, CC) For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) Nile. (Final, G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Monarch Of The Glen. (PG, R, CC) A Poet’s Guide To Britain. (G, R, CC) Bed Of Roses. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team America: New Philadelphia, Illinois. (G, R, CC) News. (CC) 7.30. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (G, CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Darling Buds Of May. (PG, R, CC) Monarch Of The Glen. (G, R, CC) Movie: The Guinea Pig. (b&w, PG, 48, R, CC) Bowls. Australian Indoor Championships. Men’s Final. Replay. Rage. (G, R) Q&A. (R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: No Way Back. (M, 95, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Samantha Who? (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Body Of Proof. (M, CC) Megan joins forces with the FBI to investigate the death of a nanny and the kidnapping of her charge, a five-year-old child. The case takes a twist, however, after Bud makes what could be a critical error during the interrogation of the prime suspect. Dual Suspects: Murder Italian Style. (New series, M, CC) Suits. (M, CC) Doomed To Die? 13 Most Shocking Hollywood Curses. (M, R) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



6.00 ABC News Breakfast. (CC) 9.00 News. (CC) 9.30 Business Today. (CC) 10.00 BTN. (CC) 10.25 Australia’s Heritage. (R, CC) 10.30 Australian Prime Ministers. (CC) 10.35 Naturally Australia. (R, CC) 10.50 Our Animals. (R) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Dangerous Jobs For Girls. (M, R, CC) 1.35 Meerkat Manor. (R, CC) 2.00 Bed Of Roses. (PG, R, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Lost Gardens. (R, CC) 6.50 Minuscule. (G, R) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 7.30. (CC) 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. (CC) 8.30 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day. (M, CC) 9.30 United States Of Tara. (M, CC) 10.00 Artscape: Virginia Trioli Presents NCP. (CC) 10.40 Lateline. (CC) 11.15 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.45 Four Corners. (R, CC) 12.30 Media Watch. (G, R, CC) 12.45 Movie: Bluebeard. (b&w, PG, 44, R, CC) 2.10 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day. (M, R, CC) 3.00 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 Rage. (G, R) 5.00 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC)

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30

9.30 10.30 11.10 11.40 12.05 1.00 5.30

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: James Patterson’s Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas. (M, 05, R, CC) Dr Oz. (PG) Samantha Who? (PG, R, CC) Toybox. (P, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) Packed To The Rafters. (PG, CC) Ben opens up to Emma about Melissa’s death, enabling him to get some closure. Determined to expand the family business, Dave approaches Nathan for help. After Alex’s attentions become too intense, Bree is forced to let him down gently. Parenthood. (PG, CC) Hung. (Final, M, CC) Parks And Recreation. (PG) Perfect Couples. (PG) House Calls To The Rescue. (G, R, CC) Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)


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8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 1.30 2.30 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30

Go, Diego! Go! (G, R) Dora The Explorer. (G, R) Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (G, CC) The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. (G, R) Cybershack. (Return, PG) Experience Europe. (G, R) Wildfire. (PG) The NRL One Community Awards. (PG) Rugby League. Trans-Tasman Test. Australia v New Zealand. From Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales. News. (CC) Rugby Union. (CC) World Cup. Semi-final. From Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Commentary from George Gregan, Andrew Slack and Ken Sutcliffe. Underbelly: Razor. (M, CC) Person Of Interest. (M, CC) Prime Suspect. (M, R, CC) Movie: Memphis Belle. (M, 90, R, CC) The Baron. (PG, R) What Would You Do? (M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

win 6.00 9.00 11.00 11.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.00 3.30 5.00 5.30

Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (Return, P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) The Mentalist. (M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, R, CC) Better With You. (PG, CC) WIN News. (CC) Undercovers. (New series, AV15+) The Avengers. (PG, R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

win 6.00 9.00 11.00 11.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.00 3.00 3.30 5.00 5.30

Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, R, CC) Two And A Half Men. (M, CC) The Joy Of Sets. (M, CC) Survivor: South Pacific. (PG, CC) Embarrassing Bodies: Derby/ Prostate. (M, CC) Better With You. (PG, CC) WIN News. (CC) 20/20. (CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Matlock Police. (M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

ten 6.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.00 2.50 4.00 5.05 6.30 8.40

10.45 12.45 2.00 4.00 4.30 5.00

sbs one Toasted TV. (G, CC) Paradise Café. (C, CC) Scope. (C, CC) The Elephant Princess. (C, CC) The Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) The Hit (PG) Saving Kids. (PG, R, CC) Motorcycle Racing. 125cc. Race 16. Australian Grand Prix. Qualifying. Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 16. Australian Grand Prix. Qualifying. Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 16. Korean Grand Prix. Qualifying. Evening News. (CC) Movie: Home Alone. (PG, 90, R, CC) Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern. Movie: X-Men. (M, 00, R, CC) Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, James Marsden. Movie: Basilisk: The Serpent King. (06) Mental. Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) It Is Written. (PG) Hour Of Power. (G)

6.00 8.40 9.30 10.20 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 1.00 3.00

Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Pearlie. (C, R, CC) Totally Australia: Future Living. (G, R) The Hot 30 Countdown. (G) The Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) Meet The Press. (CC) Motorcycle Racing. 125cc. Race 16. Australian Grand Prix. Motorcycle Racing. Moto2. Race 16. Australian Grand Prix. Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Race 16. Australian Grand Prix. News. (CC) Merlin. (Return, PG, CC) Junior MasterChef. (G, CC) Terra Nova. (M, CC) Ringer. (M, CC) Motor Racing. Formula 1. Race 16. Korean Grand Prix. Replay. From Korea International Circuit, Yeongam, South Korea. Netball. Third Test. Australia v England. From Acer Arena, Sydney, NSW. Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Religion. (PG)

6.00 8.30 10.30 11.00

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Junior MasterChef. (G, CC) Undercover Boss Australia. (PG, CC) Johnpaul Dimech, CEO of Sodexo in Australia, a global provider of on-site service solutions, goes undercover, working incognito in an entry-level position within his own organisation. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) Good News World. (M) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Joyce Meyer. (PG) Religion. (PG)

6.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.30

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Wurrawhy. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Doctors. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) 6.30 With George Negus. (CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, R, CC) NCIS. (M, CC) The team searches for the person responsible for hiring the contract killer targeting a Navy officer. Abby uncovers new information about her family after undergoing tests for a kidney donation. NCIS: Los Angeles. (M, CC) NCIS: Los Angeles. (M, R, CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religion. (PG)

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ten 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 9.00 10.00 12.00 12.30 2.00 3.30 5.00 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30

12.40 2.30 4.00 4.30

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9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 4.00

6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30

10.20 12.40 1.40 2.40 5.00 5.30

12.00 12.30 2.00 3.00 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 12.35 2.30 5.00 5.05 5.40

WorldWatch. PopAsia. (G) Football Asia. Soccer. Euro 2012. Qualifier. France v Bosnia and Herzegovina. Highlights. UEFA Champions League Magazine. Speedweek. Al Jazeera News. (CC) Hitler’s Bodyguard: Hitler’s Dangerous Train Journeys. (PG, R, CC) A Fork In The Mediterranean. (G, R, CC) Living Black. (CC) Cycling Central. Thalassa: Dubai’s Palm Islands. (G, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Lost Worlds: The Destiny Of Rome – Avenging Caesar. (PG, CC) Dateline. (CC) Children Of The Revolution. (M, CC) Movie: El Greco. (PG, 07) Movie: The Far Side Of The Moon. (M, 03, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

sbs one

ten 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30

4.00 4.30 5.30

WorldWatch. Spanish News. Greek News. French News. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Peer Gynt. (G, R) Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading. (M, R) James Rhodes: Piano Man: Chopin. PBS NewsHour. (CC) Who Do You Think You Are? Jack Thompson. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Big, Bigger, Biggest: Bridge. (R, CC) MythBusters: Mission Impossible Mask. (PG, R, CC) RocKwiz. (G, CC) Music quiz show, featuring performances from blues singers Linda Bull and Black Joe Lewis. Miniseries: Public Enemy Number 1. (AV15+) SOS. (MA15+) Life’s A Zoo. (M, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. Latin American News. Portuguese News.

sbs one

ten 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 10.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30


8.30 9.00 9.30 10.00 10.55 11.30 12.30 1.00 2.50 5.00 5.05 5.40

WorldWatch. Russian News. Turkish News. Dateline. (R, CC) Insight. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) FIFA Futbol Mundial. The Crew. (G) Living Black. (R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) William Shatner’s Weird Or What? Monsters. (PG, CC) Swift And Shift Couriers. (Final, M, CC) South Park. (M, CC) World News Australia. (CC) This Is England ’86. (AV15+, CC) Part 4 of 4. South Park. (M, R, CC) The World Game. (R) Living Black. (R, CC) Movie: Curiosity Kills The Cat. (M, 06, R) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

sbs one

2.45 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.30

9.30 10.00 11.50 1.50 5.00 5.30

WorldWatch. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. Movie: The Beating Of The Butterfly’s Wings. (M, 00, R) Standing Start. (G, R) Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) Al Jazeera News. (CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: Visions Of Ireland Pt 1. (G, R, CC) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Insight. (CC) All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace: Love And Power. (PG, CC) Part 1 of 3. Filmmaker Adam Curtis explores how computers, and the philosophy behind their use, have impacted on society. World News Australia. (CC) Hot Docs: Secrets Of The Tribe. (M, CC) Movie: Kicks. (M, 07) WeatherWatch Overnight. Korean News. Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Matchday 3. Real Madrid v Lyon.



Wednesday October 12, 2011

Claire’s Carousel


82 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: (02) 6452 3183 Fax: (02) 6452 3134



Ph: 6452 2412

Polo Flat Rd, Fax: 6452 1537 C ooma NSW 2630

Welcome readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. If you would like to tell me of your special events or have community happenings coming up, please phone me on 6452 3137, mobile 0434 352 992 or email TASMANIAN VISITORS Popular local bingo caller Maria Malik and her husband John recently had their family visit them from Tasmania. Jenny, Peter and children Rosie and Emily had a wonderful time exploring the local sights, having a day at the Coast and visiting friends in Wollongong. The weather was cold but sunny and Maria had much pleasure in introducing her daughter and family to neighbours and her many friends. JOHN BRISCOE EXHIBITION A packed Raglan Gallery enjoyed the John Briscoe Memorial Art Award especially judge Michael Winters pointing out why he chose the winning paintings and giving advice to artists who attracted Highly Commended work. First prize went to “Skywards Blue” painted by Annemarie Wiegerinck. Drinks and savouries were served after the presentation and guests mingled enjoying the 121 Works on display! Many thanks to all the Sponsors and please note the exhibition runs to October 30.

OPEN MICROPHONE There is an opportunity for all artists to show off their musical skills at the next Open Mic Afternoon Sunday October 23 at the Cooma Country and Bowling Club. The afternoon commences at 1pm and all ages are invited. A microphone, PA and are piano available. All musical instruments will be welcome, as well as beginners. The cost is $2 which includes afternoon tea. The hostess is Elaine and her phone number is 6452 5925. UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE An invitation is extended to members and intending members to go on a day trip to Parliament House on November 2. As a group you will be chaperoned through a behind the scenes tour, enjoy lunch and attend both question times and even do a role play if you so desire. Numbers are very limited so please ring immediately if you would like to join in. Transport is self drive or car pool. Please phone Jane on 6452 3112 REMINDER – OKTOBERFEST A committee is busy organising a not-to-beforgotten Oktoberfest - this Saturday October 15 from 4pm at the Air Rifle Club. It will provide enjoyment for the whole family. Tickets at the Cooma Fabric Salon or at the door.

Counting platypus on Monaro The platypus is one of Australia’s most iconic animals. However, very little is known about how this unique mammal is actually faring in rivers and creeks in and around Cooma. To address this issue, Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch and the Australian Platypus Conservancy are joining forces to monitor this fascinating species and are looking for volunteers to help. Platypus are often thought of as shy and elusive. “In actual fact,” says Conservancy biologist Dr Melody Serena, “they are reasonably easy to spot. Platypus are generally easiest to see in places where the water surface is fairly flat and calm, so ripples created when the animals swim and dive stand out. We are hoping to find people who will take a few minutes to watch for platypus in their local river (especially the Upper Murrumbidgee) and record their sightings. By keeping track of how many animals

are seen in different places, we can build up quite an accurate picture of how the population as a whole is distributed.” Waterwatch Co-ordinator for the Cooma region, Antia Brademann, said that by systematically recording platypus sightings over time it should also become possible to monitor how well local populations are coping and, if necessary, to plan conservation actions on their behalf. Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch will be hosting an information session about the new communitybased platypus monitoring program on Thursday October 20, at 7pm at the Cooma TAFE Adult Study Centre, Commissioner Street, Cooma. Melody Serena will give an illustrated talk about the platypus’s unusual biological features and describe the new program for those who may wish to become involved.

Uniquely entertaining night COOMA Twin Cinema 76 Commissioner Street Friday 14th October –Super Tuesday 18th October 2011 REAL STEEL:

Rated M 2 hrs 8 mins Screening: Friday & Super Tuesday @ 6pm & 8.30pm, Saturday @ 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Sunday @ 12noon, 2.30pm, 5pm & 7.30pm


Rated PG 1 hr 32 mins Screening: Friday & Super Tuesday @ 6.15pm, Saturday @ 4pm & 8.45pm, Sunday @ 1pm & 5.30pm

CLOSED Thursday, Monday & Wednesday


Rated M 1 hr 58 mins Screening: Friday & Super Tuesday @ 8.15pm, Saturday @ 1.30pm & 6.15pm, Sunday @ 3pm & 7.15pm

Coming Attractions: 20th – 26th October, 2011: Contagion, The Cup & Hanna (2nd weeks)

JINDABYNE Cinema Snowy Region Visitors Centre

Friday 14th October – Tuesday 18th October 2011 HANNA:

Rated M 1 hr 51 mins Screening: Friday & Super Tuesday @ 8.30pm, Saturday @ 6.15pm, Sunday @ 4.15pm

CLOSED Thursday, Monday & Wednesday


Rated PG 1 hr 46 mins Screening: Friday & Super Tuesday @ 6.30pm, Saturday @ 2.15pm, 4.15pm & 8.30pm, Sunday @ 12.15pm, 2.15pm & 6.30pm

Coming Attractions: 20th – 26th October 2011: Real Steel, Crazy, Stupid, Love

Movie Info Line 64571 777

Locals were treated to a cultural whirl of an experience on October 7 as they witnessed “Persian Nights” at St Paul’s Anglican Church hall. Patrons were taken around the world beginning with works by Don Banks, an Australian composer and John Sutton, from Adaminaby. The concert then travelled through Europe with music from Spain and Germany, followed by a beautiful Armenian work by Khachaturian. The concert was completed with works by the great Persian composers, Alizadeh and

Siavash Beizai. Local musicians featured were Judith Marriott, Glenyss Allen, Leslie and Allan Spencer and Tina Rooney. We were also very fortunate to have the talents of two wonderful musicians, Arya Bastaninezhad and Melika. Pictured (from left) is the musicians from “Persian Nights”, Glenyss Allen, Tina Rooney, Leslie Spencer, Judith Marriott, Allan Spencer, and Melika and Arya Bastaninezhad.




Summit Smash Repairs - Ph: 6452 3360 2

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Doug Arnold and Jeff Burgess have owned and operated Summit Smash Repairs for the past six years and have seen it grow, and go from strength to strength. With 10 employees on hand, from Karen at the front desk to spray painters and panel beaters to the three apprentices, their quality tradesmen are a force to be reckoned with. Summit Smash Repairs’ trade’s technicians are continually updating their 1-CR certificates so they are up-to-date with the changing technology of the modern world. The three apprentices are all performing well at CIT as well as on the job. The team at Summit Smash Repairs are the only smash repair team in the region to offer fully qualified staff for the repair of the new hybrid type vehicles now on the market. Summit Smash Repairs are members of National They are Cooma’s leading smash repair business and Windscreens and the MTA, and are also recommended no job is too large or too small with all work guaranteed. by all insurance companies. Call in to their workshop at 41 Holland Drive Polo Flat, When you require a repair on your vehicle, why not or call 6452 3360 or 0428 360 637 for fast, friendly nominate Summit Smash Repairs as your preferred service. repairer or come down and talk to one of the team.






LIC NO. 114879C

Makers of concrete products



Materials & advice from qualified landscapers


Homes, Cottages, Sheds and Extensions


17 Thiess Ave, Polo Flat Cooma 2630 Ph: 6452 1736 Fax: 6452 1737

2 KAISER ST, POLO FLAT PH: 0432-56-16-56



WHERE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Country Wide Wool C & C Wassink - Self Storage Cooma Sand & Concrete High Country Kitchens Elgas Snowy Sheds Southern Service Centre Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters High Country Truss & Frames Summit Smash Repiars Cooma Pavers


various shed sizes available very reasonable rates fully secured premises long or short term rental Packing boxes, plastic sheets and wraps now available for all your packing requirements

For enquiries phone Cathy: Mob 0417 274 010 • A/H 6452 1511 • 1 Airstrip Rd, Polo Flat EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE

SOUTHERN SERVICE CENTRE Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services Gregory Abraham ANIAME

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630

Country Wide Wool Pty Ltd MTA • LMD 12556

Wool Buyers Closed Mondays Can be open by appointment

OPEN TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 8:00am - 4pm Till long weekend in October 2011

Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485

Phone: David Abraham P. 02 6452 2262 M. 0417 431 966 F. 02 6452 4448 18 Holland Road, Polo Flat Cooma

»»BUSINESS OF THE WEEK«« Monaro Panel Beaters - Ph: 6452 1568 Last year, retired police officer Glenn Grumley moved to Cooma and bought Monaro Panel Beaters from his childhood friend, Edith Flanagan. He wanted to get out of Sydney and needed ‘something to do’ after retiring and when this opportunity arose he thought it was right. Glenn has always had an interest in cars and been involved in pit crewing and various motor sports for many years. Monaro Panel Beaters offer their customers a personal service, having had years of experience of dealing with the public as a police officer. You will still see Edith’s friendly face behind the front desk as well as foreman Alan Burt in the shop. “I’m here for the long term and will endeavor to support

the local business economy wherever possible,” Glenn said. Monaro Panel Beaters are the preferred repairers for a number of insurance companies and they will fix all insurance work, replace windscreens, do restoration work, re-sprays, and they even provide a loan car or they will pick up and deliver your car for you. “I can understand peoples’ passion for their cars, owning a number of them myself!” Glenn added.



When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you can’t beat

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains

Phone: 131 161 For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

LTD For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

General Road Freight Service COVERING


Polo Flat Rd, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: (02) 6452 2412 Fax: (02) 6452 1537

Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers


(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

High Country Kitchens

Office & Wool Store 41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:

54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

Bombala Woolstore Cnr Forbes & Badgery Street, Bombala NSW 2630 Fridays 9am - 5pm

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison



Real Sheds, Real Value™

24 Hour Tilt Tray Towing Service Insurance & Private work Car-O-Liner Measuring System

QUALITY KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, VANITIES & WARDROBES Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

All Types of Spray Painting From Touch-up to Full Resprays


Specialising in Baked Enamel Finishes Windscreens Fitted


9 POLO FLAT RD COOMA Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

American Barn

PH: 6452 7540

Directory Guide

Wednesday October 12, 2011


Tell them how good a job you can do! APPLIANCE REPAIRS


Millers A ppliance Re pairs

• Most Warranty work • Vacuum cleaners • Power tools etc • Most white goods 5 o Fri, 9 t n o M : s hour Business pen 12 - 4 O p o h s k r Wo






75 SharpNext SttoCooma Liquor Land

PH/FAX: 6452 5818 MOB: 0415 883 886

LIC NO: 37754





PO Box 661 Cooma NSW 2630

Ph : 0406 995 228 Email : EARTHMOVING/EQUIPMENT


PH: 6454 1142 MOB: 0427 270 492


Magiclean • Carpet and Upholstery STEAM • Cleaning and Protection • Window Cleaning, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning. • Hard Surface Strip & Polish, (Tiles, Lino & Slate) • Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

24 Hour Emergency Flood Relief 02 6452 7648 0402 205 987 Ph/Fax: Email: DOG GROOMING AND TRAINING

Dog Training Classes for all ages. Puppy Classes Junior Classes Advanced and Agility Classes Behavioural Consultations Socialisation Group

Phone: 6452 3835 or 0414 670 181 WINDOW TINTING


DRIVING SCHOO L Professional driving lessons and tuition throughout the Snowy Mountains region

Craig Williams

02 6456 3399 0419 141 661 FUNERAL SERVICES

COOMA TOYOTA WINDOW TINTING SERVICE E • Ex Exce Exceptional cept pti tional io l serv service rviice ice • Top quality productt • Life time warranty • 3M Quality guaranteed teed • FREE courtesy car for your convenience • Toyota trained



6452 6 452 1077 1077

43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 Alan & Catherine Dodd Providing a professional and understanding service

With convenience of arrangements In your home or at our premises 24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality


Directory Guide

Wednesday October 12, 2011

Tell them how good a job you can do! HIRE



EQUIPMENT HIRE FOR THE TRADESMEN, BUILDER, HANDYMAN & WOMEN New Kango 950, with Vinyl/Tile Lifter, and Concrete Drilling Accessories.

20ft JLG Scissor Lift

Bobcat 463 with Tight Access Kit -

Ph: 6454 6044 Owner Operator Insured

FREE QUOTES 17m Cherry Picker 12m Tipper

for all those hard to reach places

5.5 Tonne Excavator with Grab

4 Vale St, Cooma


Ph: 6452 1705 GRAPHIC DESIGN


0487 179 610


Ph: 6452 5381

220-226 Sharp St, Cooma



Auto Dismantling New & Used Spare Parts Mechanical Repairs Rego Checks Tyres - New, Used & Recaps New Trailers



Rock guitar lessons now available. What ever music you’re into we’ll have you playing like a pro in no time. Metallica, ac/dc, red hot chili peppers, green day, Jack Johnson...



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Wednesday October 12, 2011


Dalgety Show committee The Dalgety Show Society held its annual general meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 and some new faces were welcomed to the committee by re-elected president, Richard Wallace. Taking on a new position is former show secretary Jocelyn Travers, who now holds the role of show treasurer. Taking on her first role on the show society executive is Pearl Buckland who accepted the position of show secretary. Another new face on the committee is Berridale postmistress, Annie O’Keefe, who happily accepted the position of assistant pavilion supervisor. Annie will be guided by the very experience pavilion supervisor, Charlie Roberson. Warwick Sainsbery was re-elected as the safety officer but he will also hold the position of assistant groundsman working with head groundsman, Damien Doyle.

Other positions filled were Phil Daley, vice president; Noel Buckland, gate keeper; Carol Doyle, entry secretary and assistant secretary and Robin Daley, publicity. Richard Wallace made special mention of the 11 years service of Liz McMahon as the show treasurer and the more than nine years service of Liz Walters as the show auditor, and thanked them both for their dedication to the show society. Richard said 2011 was a successful year and he thanked committee members and workers for all their hard work for the show. He also thanked the organisers of the 2010 Team Penning event and the Quick Shear competition. The new executive of the Dalgety Show Society, (from left) treasurer Jocelyn Travers, secretary Pearl Buckland and president Richard Wallace.

Applications open for Men’s Shed funding Applications can now be submitted for funding from the Australian Government for tools, new activities and more local workspaces under the men’s sheds program in EdenMonaro, the Member for EdenMonaro, Mike Kelly, said today. “Up to $10,000 in federal support is available to men’s sheds in our region – and I encourage them to apply under the Government’s latest funding round, which continues until October 28,” Dr Kelly said. There now are more than 700 men’s sheds in Australia, with more than 55,000 members. The sheds are facilitated locally by a number of organisations. They provide tools and space primarily for men to work together on meaningful projects. The program is funded by the Australian Government because it helps encourage preventive health care among men who work in the sheds alongside their friends. The sheds offer social connection and opportunities for men to work together on positive activities. They can also provide a way to overcome the tendency of men not to speak


about their wellbeing to others. “I encourage men’s sheds, or those wishing to start one up, to apply for up to $10,000 in funding under this unique Australian program,” Dr Kelly said. “Our local sheds can apply for up to $4,000 for tools and equipment such as power and hand tools, wood or metal lathes, work benches and safety equipment. “Sheds can also apply for up to $6,000 to improve existing buildings or make improvements like better disability access, insurance and connection to utilities such as power, water, and communications. “Or they can apply for up to $5,000 to help improve their local fundraising through events like sausage sizzles. This may cover costs of venues for public meetings, barbeques, cold storage, print flyers or other promotional items.” Application forms are available for the three types of funding from the Australian Men’s Sheds Association website at:

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On Thursday October 27, Greendale Merinos operated by Alan and Mark McGufficke and families will be offering 90, 14 month old rams at ‘Willarney’ 850 Maffra Road, Cooma under the Helmsman Buying System. The sale commences at 11am. Greendale Merinos have more than 30 years of independently measured results showing well above average profitability and production in comparison trials across New South Wales benchmarking our performance against major merino industry bloodlines. The continual consistent highly profitable results of Greendale Merinos is shown in the latest Merino Bloodline At Greendale Merinos, from an extensive ewe base, a comprehensive testing program that measures all traits that affect a merinos profitability (fleece weight, micron, fertility and body weight) is used to select only the highest performing sires and ewes to be retained for the nucleus ram breeding flock. Current success in 2011 have been: Clients Dean Incher and Marcelle Cheetham placed first in the Berridale Ag Bureau Competition

MONARO WHITE WOOL SALE Tuesday 18th October, 2011 Cooma Showground 11:00am Rams penned for inspection from 10am. Sale Commences at 1pm.

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2011 and fourth in the Bookham Wether Trial. First commercial entrant.17.5 micron GFW 6.2/kg return $74.99 on a twelve month average wool price. Greendale Merinos placed first in Bookham Wether Trial with 17.2 micron GFW 6.5 /kg $82.99/head out of 33 teams. Peter Westblade Memorial Trial at Temora have entrants using Greendale genetics performing well above average. Greendale Merino has also seen the introduction of ASBVs. The Monaro has had an exceptional season and the wool market is well above twelve months ago. Lambing percentage in mature ewes over 130 percent. We encourage clients to benchmark their genetics. In the Monaro Farming System Genetic Comparison to be run at Delegate on the Monaro there will be four teams using Greendale genetics. Any enquiries contact Alan on M: 0429 448 078 or home: 02 6452 3605.

Nominations are now open for the Cecil Brown Memorial Scholarship for 2011. They close on November 1. The Cecil Brown Memorial Scholarship was established in 1995 in honour of Cecil Brown, a renowned Monaro sheepman who worked on the Monaro at Hazeldean. The scholarship provides the opportunity for young Monaro people involved in agriculture to broaden their knowledge, experience and career prospects with both an educational grant or an

exchange program between the South Island of New Zealand and the Monaro available. People with a commitment and passion for agriculture aged between 15 and 35 can apply for either the educational scholarship or the New Zealand exchange. To apply or obtain more information, contact Sam Green on 0428 961 931 or 6452 6326, or email


Wednesday October 12, 2011


On-property sales for Hinesville and West Plains Hinesville Merino Stud and West Plains Poll Merino Stud will conduct their annual OnProperty Ram Sale and Field Day on Saturday October 22 from 10am to 4pm. Eighty Poll and Horn rams will be offered with full fleece test figures available. The Chapman family will hold the day in the pleasant garden surrounds of “Roadview” on Rocky Range Road at Delegate NSW. On display will be a large selection of stud sires, breeding ewes and Embryo Transfer lambs. The rams for offer are sired by industry benchmarked sires with many progeny being ET bred out of elite donor ewes. Sires will include Sir Thomas, Sir Dick, Woolkabin Expo, Majestic and Top Gun. At the recent Jerilderie AQ multi-vendor sale, West Plains Polls with a draft of 30 rams had the highest sale average of the four vendors with an average of $1540. Also at Jeriderie, West Plains sold NE134 privately for $4000 to Ian Feldtham, Dookie, Victoria. West Plains Polls has had the highest average for the past nine consecutive years. Hinesville and West Plains genetics are performing Australia Wide. East Strathglen Merino Stud, Western Australia, having used numerous West Plains and Hinesville sires report the sale of a West Plains Brereton son to be exported to Argentina for $8000. Other Brereton sons at their recent on property sale sold for $4500 and $4000. Bontarra Merino Stud, Gundagai, exhibited the Champion Medium Wool sale ram, Great Southern Show, Canberra 2011. This ram was sired by Hinesville Bobcat. Manawa Stud, Berridale, top priced on property sale ram was sired by West Plains G268. John Jamieson, Edithvale Merino Stud, Finley showing at the 2011 Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo, exhibited the Grand Champion Unhoused Ewe of the Show, the Champion Medium and Fine Wool Unhoused Ewes. All were sired by Hinesville Excavator ET. West Plains continue to benchmark our genetics at the 2011 Australian Sheep and

Wool Show, Bendigo, Victoria. West Plains exhibited the Champion Fine Medium March Shorn Poll Ewe this year. At the 2010 Australian Wool Show, Bendigo, Victoria, Hinesville demonstrated the productivity and profitability of our genetics. The Champion Commercial Value Fleece 18.6 to 20.5 microns of Australia was awarded to Hinesville with the fleece cutting 12.7 kgs at 19.2 micron, 126 mm staple length, 40 newtons, and yielding 73.5 %. Our three ewe fleeces entered cut 12.7, 11.9, and10.2 kilograms. 129 fleeces were entered from 51 national bloodlines. Our winning fleece had a commercial value $22.71 higher than the average of our competitors. High Fleece Weights + High Body Weights + Low Microns = More Profit. A complimentary classing service is available to all clients of Hinesville and West Plains. All inquiries can ring Drew Chapman on 6458 8129.

Vegetation priorities in high risk areas Essential Energy is methodically working across country New South Wales to ensure vegetation is not interfering with its power network in high risk bush fire regions. With the Rural Fire Service providing advice as to where the high risk bush fire areas are in NSW, Essential Energy has used aerial patrols to inspect the network of rural electricity feeders – the first stage in managing vegetation issues. Group manager vegetation operation, Pat Kelleher, said potential vegetation problems identified during the aerial patrols are now being followed up with specialist vegetation ground assessments. “We have dedicated vegetation officers who are investigating identified tasks from the aerial patrols,” Pat said. “Each vegetation task is considered and dealt with to ensure the safety of the network, security of supply and

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safety of the public.” Following the ground reviews, Essential Energy engages vegetation management crews practised in cutting and clearing trees and other foliage around and near power infrastructure. “People might wonder why they are seeing Essential Energy crews and contractors two and three times in the one area,” Pat said. “We’re being as thorough as possible in maintaining fire safety clearances by removing vegetation that could pose a possible threat in high risk bush fire areas.” Essential Energy recommends householders also consider vegetation growing dangerously near powerlines on their properties and asks them to contact 13 20 80 to report the issue. “Tree pruning or felling can be hazardous near overhead

Hinesville Merino Stud & West Plains Poll Merinos · 80 rams available for Private Selection with Full Fleece Measurements · Displays of ET Donor Ewes, stud ewes, lambs, and sires · Large wool display

On-Property Ram Sale & Field Day Saturday 22nd October 2011 Rocky Range Road, Delegate NSW 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Contact: Drew and Laura Chapman (02) 6458 8129

powerlines and should only be performed by qualified tree trimmers,” Pat said. “While tree trimming and pruning are a significant part of Essential Energy’s vegetation maintenance program, they are only a short-term solution. “The best idea is to avoid planting trees near powerlines entirely,” Pat said. “Inappropriate species should not be planted directly under powerlines and sufficient distance must be allowed so they can grow to their full potential without becoming a safety concern.” For more information about vegetation clearances and appropriate trees species to plant, visit http://www.


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Wednesday October 12, 2011


Increasing Profitability with SRS® Genetics Since the unique SRS® Breeding System began in 1988 the overarching objective has been to breed a plain-bodied Merino with high levels of wool fibre density and length and superior quality. Today over 40 Merino and Poll Merino studs are implementing the SRS® Breeding System to supply cutting edge genetics to around 1200 commercial growers across Australia. SRS® Genetics are becoming increasingly sought after, as more sheep producers realise the advantages of easy-care Merinos. Commercial producers from across the country are seeing the benefits first hand in terms of increased profitability, improved fertility and low maintenance. SRS® Monaro Ram Sale With the dispersal of the highly regarded Severn Park Stud, a sale evolved on the property to service previous loyal clients and cater for the growing demand for SRS® genetics in the region. In recognition of the success of last year’s event the annual ram sale at Severn Park was recently named the SRS® Monaro. The annual SRS® Monaro Ram Sale brings together genetics from seven leading SRS® studs (including Sherwood from Nimmitabel) and will be held on Wednesday October 19, 2011 at Severn Park, Cooma. The sale will feature over 70 “top of the drop” Merino and Poll Merino rams selected specifically to suit the needs of sheep producers in southern NSW and Northern Victoria.

The SRS® Monaro Ram Selling Group work together to promote the many benefits of SRS® Genetics. All members of the group adhere to a strict code of ethics and display a high level of integrity within their businesses. They are committed to the future profitability of the Merino industry and are seen by many as innovators. They are Bella Lana, Boxleigh Park, Glenwood, Mumblebone, Parkdale, Richmond and Sherwood. Key Benefits SRS® Merinos:

Delegate, has seen massive improvements in his sheep across the board since switching to SRS® genetics, particularly fertility. “I see two important points emerging so far. Firstly, that we could simply class up the ewes according to SRS® principles and see an immediate and predicted big lift in potential lambing of about 30%. Secondly, and this seems incredible, I could go and buy 14 rams which were barely 12 months old, drive them home, a nine hour trip, give them a day off, then shear them, then vaccinate and drench them two days later, and then join them at only 1.2 % and get such high pregnancy rates,” Mr Dunn said.

• Are plain-bodied with minimal skin wrinkle, naturally resistant to fly strike and do not require mulesing; For more information on the SRS® Monaro and a • Produce high fleece weights of fine, silky soft complete listing of registered SRS® Studs go to www. wool; • Are easy to shear and easy to manage, requiring minimal chemical use; • Are extremely fertile and weaning averages over 120% are commonly seen; and • Have excellent muscle patterning and fat reserves and therefore bounce back quickly after drought, pregnancy and lactation, saving a fortune in supplementary feeding costs. Commercial Case Study Commercial wool producer, Scott Dunn, who manages “Wallendibby”,

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SRS Monaro Ram Sale Wednesday 19 October 2011 at Severn Park

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October 18 sees the annual Monaro White Wool Merino ram sale at Cooma Showground. Local studs Boudjah, Snowy Plains and Main Range will offer more than 100 rams for sale from 1pm. Pictured, the top priced ram from 2010, sold by Boudjah to Snowy Plains, with Michael Hedger, John Mooney and Michael Green.

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Field Supervisor Grade 1/2 Armidale, Baradine, Blowering, Jindabyne, Mt Colah, Narooma, Nowra, Peak Hill, Coffs Harbour Temporary Full-Time Vacancy Ref: OEH 313-11

Alstonville, Armidale, Baradine, Blowering/Jindabyne, Bucketty, Gloucester, Mt Colah, Peak Hill, Coffs Harbour Field Officer Grade 1/4 Temporary Full-Time Vacancy Ref: OEH 310-11

Total remuneration package to $69,818 p.a. including salary $59,931 p.a. up to $64,053 p.a.

Total remuneration package to $58,328 p.a. including salary $40,110 p.a. - $53,512 p.a.

The position is part of a field team primarily involved in bushfire fuel reduction activities, by both mechanical means and prescribed fire and, during periods of high bushfire activity, may be required to participate in bushfire fire suppression or other bushfire response functions.

The position is part of a field team primarily involved in bushfire fuel reduction activities, by both mechanical means and prescribed fire and during periods of high bushfire activity, may be required to participate in bushfire suppression or other bushfire response functions.

Job Notes: The position is suitable for both male and female applicants. The position is physically demanding, sometimes requiring strenuous activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles.

Job Notes: The position is suitable for both male and female applicants. The position is physically demanding, often requiring strenuous activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, operating machinery and driving a variety of vehicles.

Applicants must: • pass a task based fitness assessment to Moderate level prior to interview. • meet requirements of a specific medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fire fitness roles.

Applicants must: • pass a task based fitness assessment to a moderate level prior to interview. • meet requirements of a specific medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fire fitness roles.

Successful applicants must pass the following within a probationary period of 3 months: certification as Fire Crew Member; Senior First Aid and 4WD certification. This is a Monday to Friday position.

Successful applicants must pass the following within a probationary period of 3 months: certification as Fire Crew Member; Senior First Aid and 4WD certification. This is a Monday to Friday position.

Applicants must obtain an information package which includes an applicant cover page. If you are interested in applying for more than one location you will need to indicate your location preference on the applicant cover page and attach to your application.

Applicants must obtain an information package which includes an applicant cover page. If you are interested in applying for more than one location you will need to indicate your location preference on the applicant cover page and attach to your application.

Applicants must address the selection criteria and apply online at Please do not submit copies of qualifications online. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to produce relevant documentation then. Electronic applications must be MS Office 2003 compatible. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applicants must address the selection criteria and apply online at Please do not submit copies of qualifications online. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to produce relevant documentation then. Electronic applications must be MS Office 2003 compatible. Late applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries: Armidale: Lachlann Ison – (02) 6776 0007 Baradine: Wayne Dornbusch – (02) 6792 7352 Blowering & Jindabyne: Ian Dicker – 0427 700 168 Mt Colah: Rob Sheaffe – (02) 9472 8959 Narooma: Preston Cope – (02) 4476 0828 Nowra: Ian Smith – 0419 622 613 Peak Hill: John Brickhill – (02) 6966 8112 Coffs Harbour: Janelle Brooks – (02) 6652 0900

Inquiries: Alstonville: John Fisher (02) 6627 0223 Armidale: Lachlann Ison (02) 6776 0007 Baradine: Wayne Dornbusch (02) 6792 7352 Blowering/Jindabyne: Ian Dicker 04 2770 0168 Bucketty: Jenni Farrell (02) 4320 4232 Gloucester: Andrew Boleyn (02) 4984 8200 Mt Colah: Rob Sheaffe (02) 9472 8959 Peak Hill: John Brickhill (02) 6966 8112 Coffs Harbour: Janelle Brooks (02) 6652 0900

Information Pack: Download Information Packages from or designated Inquiries person as indicated above.

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To apply: Applications are to be lodged online at If you experience difficulties applying online please contact 02 9585 6018 during business hours for assistance.

To apply: Applications are to be lodged online at If you experience difficulties applying online please contact 02 9585 6018 during business hours for assistance.

Closing Date: Sunday 6 November 2011

Wednesday October 12, 2011

Closing Date: Sunday 6 November 2011

Cooma Rugby Union Football Club AGM Notice is hereby given that the CRUFC will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Cooma Ex-Services Club at 6:30pm 7th November following an ordinary meeting at 6:00pm.


JONES, Carolyn Valerie 23.03.1945 - 07.10.2011 Late of Bowral, formerly of Cooma. Dearly loved wife of Tony, loving mother of Simon, Amanda and Charlotte. Loving grandmother of Victoria, William, Emma, Sara, Olivia, Jordan and Anna. Family and friends of CAROLYN are kindly invited to attend her funeral service to be held at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Bendooley Street, Bowral on Friday (October 14, 2011) appointed to commence at 1:30pm. Followed by a private cremation. A memorial service will be held in Cooma at a date to be advised. 819732v2r

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Total remuneration package to $47,997 p.a. including salary $40,110 p.a. up to $44,034 p.a. The position is part of a team primarily involved in bushfire fuel reduction activities, by both mechanical means and prescribed fire and, during periods of high bushfire activity, may be required to participate in bushfire suppression or other bushfire response functions. Job Notes: These positions are for a period of 6 months per year for up to 3 years (Blowering and Jindabyne: Mid November – Mid May, Nowra: October – March). The position is suitable for both male and female applicants. The position is physically demanding, sometimes requiring strenuous activity, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Applicants must: • pass a task-based fitness assessment to a moderate level prior to interview. • meet requirements of a specific medical which is inclusive of a clearance to undertake the fire fitness roles. Successful applicants must pass the following within a probationary period of 3 months: certification as Fire Crew Member; Senior First Aid and 4WD certification. This is a Monday to Friday position. Applicants must obtain an information package which includes an applicant cover page. If you are interested in applying for more than one location you will need to indicate your location preference on the applicant cover page and attach to your application.

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Inquiries: Jindabyne and Blowering: Ian Dicker – 0427 700 168


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Cricket season begins



Monaro District Cricket began last Saturday, with teams contending with intermittent rain. Scores for the day included: Berridale 6/200 beat Cooma Cats all out 38 (A’Okeeffe 65, B Hearn 52 and:A Hayes 5/8); Jindabyne 6/201 beat Royal all out 33 (L Hayes 62, M Lowe 55*); Colts beat Coffeys.

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 Cooma Pony Club rally

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Pictured from left: Paul Duncan - Vice President, Michael Fischer Secretary and Public Officer, Bob Young - President, Ian Funnell - Treasurer, Geoff Straney - Committee Member amd John Keighly - Publicity. The new Committee following the Jindabyne Aero Club AGM on Sunday, October 9, 2011 stands in front of the “Club” house they hope to replace through a series of fundraising events. One of the first new initiatives voted on by the Club is to offer free membership of the Aero Club to all veterans.

If any veterans are interested in joining the club please contact Gary Pearson, Membership Secretary on 0412 804 659. For anyone interested in joining the Club a membership application form can be downloaded from the Club’s au

The Monaro Junior Cricket season will commence this weekend. The Primary Schools Competition will again be played on Friday afternoons from 4-7pm. This competition is open to all primary school age children generally from Year 4 to Year 6. The teams are based on schools, however due to a number of small schools in the district, players are placed into teams, so no one will miss out from playing cricket. There are exceptions for any players currently in Year 7 to play in the primary competition depending upon previous experience. This option is decided by the commitee and has been used successfully in previous years. The format for the primary schools competition is generally 25 overs per batting side, with this season introducing nine-a-side teams which will enable more batting and bowling per player. There is a registration day for the Primary Competition which is to be held at Nijong Oval this Friday October 14 commencing at 4pm. This will consist of practice games and skills sessions finishing at 6pm. Registration is $60 for one player or $100 for two or more family members. Any interested

Cooma basketball news The playoffs of the B Womens Basketball will be held this Thursday October 13, followed on Monday 17th by the junior Boys round robin. The season will conclude on Thursday October 20 with the Grand Finals of B Women, Junior Boys and Players With Special Needs. The draw for playoffs and Round Robin, Thursday October 13: 6.30pm Allsorts v The Post; 7.30pm Sugar and Spice v Mixtures. Presentation after each game to Junior players. Monday October 17: Junior Boys, 4pm

Dragons v Supersonics; 4.45pm Dragons v Torpedoes; 5.30 Supersonics v Torpedoes, 6.15pm Presentations. Thursday October 20: Grand Finals, 5.45 Flukes v Icebreakers (Junior Boys); 6.45pm Players with special needs display game; 7.30pm MK Baskets v Groundhogs.(B grade women). Presentations after each game.

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players, be at Nijong Oval at 4pm with the registration payments for parents/carers available between This season Monaro has entered U12’s-U16’s teams in the NSW Southern Zone competition. These games are representative teams and are played on Sundays during the month of November. For any High School age players, there is an U14’s and U15’s sides playing in the Canberra competition this season. These teams are not representative teams and are open for anyone in High School Years 7-9 wanting a game of cricket. Both of these teams are still looking for players. The first game is in Canberra this weekend with Twenty20 games for both sides. MiloIn2cricket which has been very successfully run in previous years, which included a team playing at the SCG Test during their lunch break, will again be played on Saturday mornings in Cooma. The AGM for Monaro Juniors will held after registration at Nijong Oval at 6pm. For further information contact Peter Devereux on 6452 2470 or come down to the registration and skills day at Nijong oval between 4-6pm.

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The Cooma Swimming Club will commence the 2011-2012 season with a registration and come and try day on Wednesday October 12 commencing at 6pm, names in by 5.40pm. A shortened 2010-2011 season still resulted in excellent results with six swimmers receiving Swimming Australia Junior Excellence Awards. Nikki Harmer received a Green Award, Liam Allen received a Bronze Award, Blake Rixon, Jacob McLean Guion and Noah Saddler Silver Awards and Zac Saddler Gold. Swimmers qualified for State events for club and school events as well as NSW Country Championships. Josh Alford made it through

to National Championships for swimmers with a disability. Just as pleasing was the overall effort of all swimmers participating at time trials especially those who had just come out of learn to swim. The Committee for 2011-2012 is, President Lorraine Alford, V. President Stephen Hopkins, Treasurer Paola Stefani, Secretary Jenna Sopniewski, Registrar Bob Alford, Officer of Officials OHS and Child Protection Officer Donna Saddler, Team Coach Michelle Thomas, Team Manager and Media Betty Longhurst, Property Officer Tanya Janota, Fund Raiser Donna Walsh.

Cooma Pony Club rally The Cooma Pony Club held another successful rally day on Sunday, with a practice run for its upcoming Gymkhana. There were many events set out as they will be on the day. The riders enjoyed snakes and ladders, the flag race, pony twist, diamond flag race, jumping, rider classes and many other gymkhana events. There were 23 riders on the day. The Cooma Pony Club will be holding its Gymkhana on Sunday October 30 with gear check at 9am. Please contact Annie Upton (email for pre-entry and further information. Pictured right, Lilli and Chocolate had fun trotting over the poles.


Wednesday October 12, 2011

Bombala race nominations

Bombala Cup meeting, Saturday October 15. Bombala Cup 1200m 1.BACK TO ZERO, Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 2.BEE STINGER, Len Hodgson 3.GELDERBELLE, Benny Wynen 4.GYPSY JACK, Frank Cleary 5.MAC’S LASS, Mark Macdonald 6.MR MASSEE, Chris Strickland 7.ONE WILD NIGHT, Tony Sergi 8.OPOHO, Jenny Hoy 9.PEEKAY, Peter Afflick 10.RIVERWINA PRINCE, Amanda Collings 11.SEBONY, Chris Strickland 12.SENSATIONAL MOMENT, Gregory Minns 13.STRIKE ME HAPPY, Rado Boljun 14.UNCLE BEN, Robert Lont

15.UNCLE ED, Robert Lont 16.ZATE, Mike Petrovic

Benchmark 45 handicap 1000m 1. ANGEL BLITZ, Robert Lont 2.BALLYDOYLE, Bob Triplow 3.MAC’S LASS, Mark Macdonald 4.MARCH MISS, Kevin Milham 5.MIA FAMIGLIA, Robert Flanagan 6.RUNAWAY CLAIM, Benny Wynen 7.SMOOTH HONOURS, Trevor McIlrick 8.THIRTY LOVE, Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 9.THUNDERALI, Nick Olive 10.URBAN GYPSY, Rob Gillahan Benchmark 45 handicap 1400m 1.ALPHABET, John Law 2.CHALMARE, Aaron Clarke


8.LAWSEE, Peter Afflick 9.ZARWEEP, Joe Cleary

3.JOY STREET, Rob Gillahan 4.LINDY’S ALANZA, Jenny Hoy 5.OCKY VELLA, Gratz Vella 6.SANDS ARE BLACK, Rebecca Kelly 7.SHADES OF JUSTICE, Robert Lont 8.SHORT STAY, Georgie Boucher 9.THE OKKA, Zyg Garsztka 10.UNCLE ED, Robert Lont 11.WHITE WARRIOR, Christopher G Smith

Maiden Plate 1200m 1.ASTARFROMTATA, Joe Cleary 2.CALL ME COMBO, David Kelley 3.CIRCUIT, Frank Cleary 4.ESTANITE, Nick Olive 5.FIRST DEFENCE, Rebecca Kelly 6.GRAND STAKAS, Frank Cleary 7.MARAUDING STAR, Robert Flanagan 8.PRAISE, Georgie Boucher 9.RIVERDOTGIRL, Robert Lont 10.ROSELIGHTS, Doug Cole 11.SHINER MISS, Frank Cleary 12.TRY ME OUT, Christopher G Smith

Maiden handicap 900m 1.BRACKENBOROUGH, Doug Cole 2.CIRCUIT, Frank Cleary 3.FAST AND THORNY, Barbara Joseph & Paul Jones 4.FORMPLY, Christopher G Smith 5.FU FLING, Rebecca Kelly 6.HALFBACK KID, Frank Cleary 7.HEYBILL, Rob Gillahan

Coles Sports for Schools - less than one week left! Schools across the Monaro have joined more than 2400 other schools across NSW in this year’s Coles Sports for Schools program. Coles recently revealed its 2011 registration period as the most successful yet with NSW’s registration numbers eight percent up on last year’s. As the biggest program of its kind in Australia, Coles Sports for Schools encourages customers to collect vouchers when they shop at Coles and drop them into one of the local participating schools so they can exchange them for free sports equipment. The 2011 Sports for Schools program launched in response to a Coles national survey, which reinforced the importance of getting children involved in sport and highlighted parental concerns about schools being adequately equipped to provide opportunities for kids to try a variety of sports. The sports gear catalogue is now online, with 850 new sports lines to choose from including gear by leading sports brands like Sherrin, Speedo, Wilson and Adidas as well as a number of rubber chickens, hippity hoppers and circus skills kits. Coles Zone Manager of NSW, Jeff Browning, said: “We’re thrilled to see such an enthusiastic response to the

2011 Sports for Schools program in NSW. Last year set the bar high for registrations, so to have topped that by signing 2,455 schools so far is an incredible achievement. “As our research showed, adequate equipment is crucial for creating sporting opportunities and encouraging kids to get active, so it’s exciting to see New South Wales’ communities coming together and collecting vouchers to invest in their children’s sporting futures. With just a week to go until Coles Sports for Schools culminates, we hope to see NSW continue to build on the success of 2010 and have an even greater impact on their local schools’ resources.” Coles Sports for Schools 2011 is partnering exclusively with the AFL to sponsor a nationwide network of school football ambassadors to promote the game and develop skills at grassroots level. Additionally, Coles is the official supermarket of the Australian Olympic team at the London 2012 Olympic Games, providing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and bakery items to Australian athletes and bringing Coles customers exclusive Olympic themed products, recipes and promotions. Pictured: (back from left) Coles team members Liz Brown, For more information on the Sports for Schools program or to register, visit: Karen Farrell (store manager) and Sergio Caffarelli, (front So, get in there, and collect your vouchers to support your from left) Jess Brown, and Clayton and Zara Farrell. local schools!

Team work at Dalgety penning and sorting day The weather tried hard but it didn’t affect the second Annual Team Penning and Snowy River Show Shear day held at the Dalgety Showground last Saturday. More than 20 Team Penning teams competed in the team penning, team sorting and the cloverleaf barrel races and had some great fun doing it. Announcer, Lesley Clark from Adelong kept the competitors and the crowd informed about the ins and outs of team penning and provided advice for those who were attempting team penning and team sorting for the first time. Also on the day was the Clover Leaf Barrel race with three riders competing simultaneously. Most of the team penners took part in the barrels races, racing flat-strap around each barrel. This proved a very exciting event for the many spectators who came to the Dalgety showground for a wonderful day out. At the finish of the team penning event the judges decided there was enough time left to hold a team sorting event. Teams of two riders sorted beasts numbered from one to 10 in numerical order, from one yard to another. The judges’ decision was a very popular one with contestants enjoying the thrill of team sorting.

The Snowy River Show Shear competition attracted more than 20 shearers from around the south-east area and the challenge to be the best shearer on the day was huge. MC, Wayne Peisley from Bombala had the spectators highly amused with his witty oneliners and kept the competition flowing along at a good pace. At the presentation of prizes, Dalgety Show Society president, Richard Wallace firstly thanked Dalgety graziers, Brendon and Maryanne Rudd who generously provided the cattle for the team penning and team sorting events and the sheep for the Snowy River Show Shear competition. He then thanked all those who had got in and worked hard to make the day a great success and the competitors for coming to the day, and said the event would definitely be on again next year at a date to be announced. He also thanked the Snowy River Show Shear sponsors for their contributions to the success of the day. The Dalgety Show Society committee was very pleased with the day. The winner of the raffle, a Janene Cahill painting, was won by Robin Daley with ticket number C37.

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Snowy River Show Shear results: Countrywide Wool Novice Section: 1st - Matthew Hepburn, Bombala 2nd - Chelseah Kimber, Delegate 3rd - Anthony Jamison, Bombala 4th - Matt Cusbert, Dalgety

Results: Team penning open 1st Dallas Cribb/Joe Jones/Ray Warren 2nd Neville Clarke/Dallas Cribb/Joe Jones 3rd Glen Arnold/Kate Cottrell/Leonie Cottrell

Warren Kimber Shearing Intermediate Section: 1st - Hubert Green, Nimmitabel 2nd - Scott Moreing, Cathcart 3rd - Blake Thompson, Dalgety 4th - Dean Miners, Dalgety

Team penning junior 1st Jane Fitzgerald/Will Fitzgerald/Annette Fitzgerald 2nd James Wellsmore/Sammi Rudd/ Keeley White 3rd Jane Fitzgerald/Annette Fitzgerald/ Mary Williams 4th Will Fitzgerald/Annette Fitzgerald/ Mary Williams

Monaro Wool Services Senior Section: 1st - Hubert Green, Nimmitabel 2nd - Pat O’Ryan, Dalgety 3rd - Scott Moreing, Cathcart 4th - Peter Ward, Bobundara

Team Barrel Racing 1st Chelseah’s Team 2nd The Old Chooks 3rd Team Matt Jones

Gordon Litchfield Wool Open Section: 1st - Pat O’Ryan, Dalgety 2nd - Mick Brownlie, Bombala 3rd - Terry Byrnes, Trunkey Creek 4th - Les Thomas, Cooma

Team Sorting open 1st Todd Cameron/ Abby Ingram 2nd Ian Arnold/ Matt Mayhew 3rd Tom Brewer/Liz Fitzgerald

Jemalong Wool Novice Encouragement award: Matthew Cusbert, Dalgety Elders Intermediate Encouragement award: Adam Walters, Dalgety

Team Sorting junior 1st Sammi Rudd/ Keeley White 2nd Keegan White/ Jerry Rudd

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Wednesday October 12, 2011

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Sunday was the Men’s Foursomes Championships player over 27 holes. The winners were Ross Thompson and Colin McCullough in the scratch division. Handicap winners Bob Key and Harry Hovasapien on a count back from Ron Wallace and Roger White, Players in the ball competition P Porvianien 73 nett, Alan Parsons 74, Mal Weston 75. Wednesday was a stableford with James Alexander 39 points, David Harrison 38, Bob Key, Harry Hovasapian and Arnie Voukko all with 37. Nearest the pin n the 17th was Arnie.

Saturday’s Twilight golf got underway after a couple of showers of rain. A three player Ambrose was the game for the day, won by Colin McCullough, Gary O’Neill and Dave Williams. There will be a nine-hole competition every Saturday. All players will be very welcome, men. Ladies, juniors – no handicap needed. Saturday and Sunday was ladies foursomes championships. Jan O’Halloran and Carolyn Major led the way on Saturday and continued on the same way on Sunday to win the scratch division. Mary Obermaier and Betty Thompson did the same, led the

Golfers come out in force

Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson

The club championships got underway this week with some very close scoring. Campbell Childs shot the round of the weekend with a marvellous 65 nett. That’s a 79 off the bat and rumour has it that the score could have been less. At the half way point of the championships Dave Robinson and Dave Crawford lead A grade with a two round total of 150. In B grade Campbell Childs is leading from Geoff Bohringer and in C grade Greg Abraham and Prawitt Prakotasung are neck and neck. On Saturday October 8, Col Langdon took out A grade with a fine 67 nett from Norm Marshall with 79 nett. B grade saw Campbell Childs shoot a marvellous 65 nett to win the trophy from Geoff Bohringer with another great round of 66 nett. C grade was won by Greg Abraham with a 72 nett from Prawitt Prakotasung with a 75 nett. Ball winners went out to 73 nett. Phil Patricks won the longest drive on the 13th, Campbell Childs took out the B grade longest drive and Paul Beaver hit a beauty to win C grade. Dave Crawford won the nearest the pin on the ninth hole and Charles Beaumont had the nearest shot on the 17th. On Sunday October 9, Phillip Patricks fired a fine 74 gross to finish with a 67 nett. Phil was one under par on the first nine holes certainly finding the greens to his liking. Runner up in

A grade was David Goggin with a 71 nett. B grade was won by John Gargett with a 68 nett from Campbell Childs on 69 nett. In C grade Phil Amey returned to the winners circle with a 69 nett from Stephen Edgenton on 72 nett. Ball winners went out to 73 nett. Longest drive on the eighth hole in A grade was Dave Crawford, B grade Matthew Schouten and G grade was Phil Amey. Nearest the pins went to Mark Rainsford on the ninth and Tony Clibbon on the 17th. On Wednesday October 5, Geoff Bohringer showed his true form to take out the single stableford with a fine 40 points from Matthew Hannah on 38. Geoff has really hit some form of late and has appeared consistently in the winners circle. Coming in third place was the ever competitive Bruce Burton with 37 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points. Nearest the pin results were not at hand at the time of writing. Don’t forget our nine-hole Wednesday afternoon two-man ambrose competition with a hamburger and chips thrown in after the round and the Cooma Open coming up in a couple of weeks time. Next week sees our normal Wednesday single stableford competition and the battle for the club champs continues on Saturday and Sunday. As always don’t forget to book your game on the 1Golf website as we move to the online booking system. The web address is; au. Good luck to all players over the coming week. See you on the greens.

Cooma Ladies Golf Spring on the Monaro can be quite a testing experience, especially when one is trying to play golf. Rain, wind, thunder, lightning have played havoc with our competitions. On Wednesday, September 28, a very small group took on the conditions and played in the 18 hole stroke event. Gaye Wilson was the winner with 72 net. A week later an 18 hole versus par was contested. Dorothy Bilbow was the winner on a countback. Val Leitch was the runner-up. Well done to both ladies as this is a tricky competition whenever par is taken on! Balls were won by Lorraine McGregor and Dulcie Thistleton, both -2. Gaye Wilson won the third ball with -4; she also had NTP on the 17th. In the 9 hole event Joan Bracher was the winner with 22 points. Balls were won by Maureen Fletcher, 20 points, and Beaty Russell, 15 points. The popular Pat Hain Eclectic event was played over the last weekend. Pleasant morning but threatening afternoon conditions greeted the ladies on Saturday for the first round. This was won by Marilynne Weston with 72 net. Marilynne struck the ball beautifully and had a sound game with the

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putter. The runner-up was Gaye Wilson with 73 net. Balls were won by Dorothy Bilbow, 76 net and Val Leitch, 79 net. Blustery conditions confronted the ladies on Sunday for the second round. Again, rain threatened but fortunately kept away. Gillian Petersohn was the winner with 76 net. Her game was on song with her putting being a stand-out. The runner-up was Marion Burke with a pleasing 77 net. Balls were won by Lorraine McGregor, 78 net and Val Leitch, 79 net. The Pat Hain Eclectic is a 36 hole event played over two days and is won by the person who has the best 18-hole score from the two days. The winner of the Pat Hain Eclectic for this year is Gillian Petersohn with a wonderful score of 68 net. Congratulations! The Phinn Trophy was also played in conjunction with the Pat Hain Eclectic. Gaye Wilson is the winner with 154 net in the 36 hole event. Coming up: Wed, 12th – 18 hole stroke; Sat, 15th – Foursomes Championships; Sun, 16th – 18 hole stroke. See you on the course!

Cooma Rifle Club held its weekly shoot from 400 yards on Monday October 3 for a change, to provide a rare opportunity to have the sun on the target. We could do this because of the public holiday. The weather was a bit cloudy with a general southerly wind but ranging from south-west to south-east and varying in strength from a light breeze to a strong wind. This made shooting difficult but there were still some good

way on Saturday and followed on Sunday to win the handicap section. Runners-up were Marcelle Burton and Alison Clifford, Lorraine Key and Christa Waehrer. Wednesday’s stroke went to Jan O’Halloran, with runnersup Betty Thompson, Mary Obermaier and Vickii Roarty. Nearest the pin went to Vickii. The Sandy Wallace Memorial Trophy has been rescheduled to play on Sunday October 16. This is for both men and women.

Fours championship decided The Four Championships got off to an early start on Saturday morning with Kevin Jackson, Cobber Seears, Ross Russell and Mel Storta also starting well with seven shots on the first two ends against Owen Russell, Keith Goodwin, Nelson Wallace and Jim Fletcher.t five ends to trail by only one shot and then 11/11 on end 12, when Mel’s team picked up five shots and went on with the job to run out winners 22/13. In afternoon matches Geoff Venables, Neil McGregor, Graham Clarke and Wayne Lodge won the first five ends to lead Mick Mayhew, Mick Meillon, Rod Hassall and Don Jarvis 14/0. Although Don and co won several of the remaining ends, a 14 start was just too much with Wayne’s team running out winners 22/13. Sergio Roncelli, Jack Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannell were also quick off the mark against Robbie Roberson, Bob Lowe, Tony Gray and Terry Crocker in allowing terry’s team to score on only three of the first 13 ands and lead 18/5. Once again it was a case of too much start with Paul’s team winning 29/11. In the match between Richard Nichols, Kim Weston, John Schoon and Peter Caldwell against John Vincent, Wayne Fogarty, Colin Roberson and Paul Schulz, it was again a case of a good start for Peter’s tam to lead 9/0 after six ends. Points for the remaining ends were shared 14/17 and the nine start proved the difference in the end. In the remaining Saturday match, Dennis Steinfort, Xim Cottam, Gulio D’Amico and Mark Buckley came up against the morning’s winners, Mel Storta’s team. Once again the team getting the early break had the winning edge, with Mel’s team leading 13/7 at the halfway point and going on to win 21/13. Eight social bowlers were the trend of the quick off the mark were the victors. Margherita Zasso and Renate Winckel were in front 11/2 after six ends against Maureen D’Amico and Rae Blyton and with four shots on end 10, Margherita and Renate were able to hang on for a 27/23 win. Roulie Steinfort and Leonie Snell were also early and consistent starters and held an almost unbeatable lead at

scores, with Damien Doyle scoring a second stage possible of 50/50. The off-rifle scores were: 1. Damien Doyle, 49.20 and 50.5,tital 99.7; 2. Noel Barrett 45.2 and 48.2, total 93.4; 3. Danny Barrett 47.3 and 44.6, total 91.9; 4. Graeme Crundwell 43.1 and 42.0, total 85.1

the halfway point, finally winning 30/11. So the stage was set for the semi finals of the fours on Sunday morning with (skip’s name only) Wayne Lodge vs Mel Storta nd Paul Cannel vs John Schoon. In the Storta/Lodge match, Mel’s team was up and running and in front 18/2 by end 11 before Wayne’s team gradually reduced the deficit to 14/18 on end 17. However, their recovery ended there to finally go down 17/24 to put Mel’s team into the final. The Cannell/Schoon match was an even affair up to end seven, with Paul leading 7/6. John then surged ahead to lead 13/9, but six shots to Paul on end 13 was the springboard needed to win six of the next seven ends and the match 24/14 for a place in the final. The final was expected to be a very hard fought and even match but did not live up to expectations. Paul’s team went for their shots and they all seemed to come off, in fact some they didn’t go for also came off and by end 13, they were cruising at 21/6. For of the next five ends went their way for them to run out convincing winners 31/8 and its congratulations to Sergio Roncelli, Jack Sajina, Brian Seears and Paul Cannel, Fours Champions for the 2011/12 season. Some dates to remember: Belconnen visit October 16 – there is a sheet on the notice board fro names and more are required. October 14, the travelling Fishers Ghost bowlers will be here and again, players are needed. Saturday October 29, entries close for the district mixed pairs. As previously mentioned, the club will hold a monster garage sale on Saturday October 29. Bring along your no longer required, but still useable goods. Either donate to the club or sell them on a commission basis. Sorry, no computer monitors or television sets -talk to Keith Goodwin. Some players have been experiencing difficulty lately in contacting the club on bowls days, with the results that names are coming in some time after 12pm. A solution would be for members to start phoning at 11.15 to 11.30 instead of leaving it close to cut off time. The bowls organisers would appreciate it.

With handicaps, Damien won narrowly from Noel, Danny and Graeme. The scores are part of the annual National Rifle association Medal competition. Young Carson Barrett had a go with dad’s rifle, scoring three bullseyes in four shots from the prone position. He then gave it away as the rifle was too heavy but his achievement was very creditable – obviously a chip off the old block with dad and granddad both excellent shots.

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Junior skiers and snowboarders excel in NZ Four local, talented skiers and snowboarders travelled whopping 11 medals and two trophies! to Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand late last month Georgia Baff of Jindabyne with five years experience to participate in New Zealand’s Junior National snowboarding also competed at the event in New Championships and achieved some very Zealand. She came first in boardercross, GS and promising results. slopestyle and second in halfpipe and big Accompanying them was head of mountain. Perisher snowboarding and coordinator “I really enjoy boardercross,” of FastRide snowboard and ski camps, commented the 14-year-old. “I’m not Peter Baff. overly confident in tubes but I am More than 100 skiers and getting more confident.” approximately 70 snowboarders “I’d just like to increase my were involved in the competition. experience and after that, just see Eleven year old, Georgia how it goes.” Crisp, (pictured) was among the “I’d also like to compete in the competitors and competed in a X-Games and hopefully later on, number of snowboarding events. the Olympic games.” Although she has only been on a Brothers, Cameron (11) and snowboard for two years, Georgia Thomas Waddell (15), competed managed to score first place in in the championships in skiing. both boardercross and GS parallel Both boys have been skiing since slalom, second in halfpipe and third they were three years old. in slopestyle. Cameron achieved 11th in She has been involved in a winter slopestyle, eighth in halfpipe and sports club at Perisher on weekends 13th in big mountain in the youth and skied every Wednesday in winter category (11-13 years). with her school, Snowy Mountains His older brother, Thomas, excelled in Grammar. slopestyle, coming sixth place overall. Her father, John Crisp, commented on As their parents have businesses in Perisher, her successful results: “She’s definitely got the the boys have plenty of opportunities to practise potential to take her snowboarding further and possibly and refine their skiing skills. make it as a career, but at 11 years old, it’s hard to say.” Congratulations to all the competitors on achieving such Throughout this season alone, Georgia has claimed a successful outcomes and keep up the good work!


Success for Tayla On Sunday August 28, local girl, Tayla Stanford, represented the ACT in Rugby Union in a game against South West Sydney. To top it off, she was nominated as Vice-Captain. She joins a long list of Monaro High School girls who have represented ACT, some which have gone on to represent Australia. Despite playing against older and considerably larger girls in the open team, she acquitted herself exceptionally well saving numerous tries. She was named Players’ Player for this game, which also saw her named Captain when the team played against South West Sydney again in Sydney on Wednesday September 7. Tayla has been asked to trial for the 7s team. Perhaps we have another Wallaroo… Congratulations, Tayla, on a tremendous effort!

Top honours for Cooma Tigers At the Capital Football presentation night last Thursday, two local soccer players wrapped up the season achieving commendable awards. With just two years of soccer experience under her belt, Alicia Connell scored an amazing 17 goals throughout this year’s season. She was awarded the Golden Boot trophy for top goal scorer in women’s state league 2. Alicia said she began playing soccer two years ago after enjoying playing in the local six-a-side competition. “I suppose it was mainly the social aspect of it,” Alicia said. “I loved the sport and wanted to get more competitive.” Although she had an idea that she was receiving the award, Alicia said it was still very exciting but couldn’t have done it without her teammate, Libby Goggin, who assisted her on a regular basis.

It was a surprise to not only soccer player, Zac Schoon, but the whole Cooma Tigers Football Club when Zac was announced player of the year in premier pathways league. The Cooma Tigers Football Club were not previously notified of Zac’s achievement so unfortunately Zac was not present to accept his award. When he found out that he had received the award, Zac said that he didn’t think it was true until the trophy was brought into his workplace, Rhythm Snowsports, the following day. Zac has been playing soccer since the tender age of five accumulating 15 years of experience! When asked what has kept him playing for so long, he said, “It’s just awesome! All my family play so I just kept it up myself.” Congratulations Zac and Alicia on a incredibly well played season!

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Cooma Tigers players Zac Schoon and Alicia Connell were presented with impressive awards last week at the Capital Football’s presentation night in Canberra. Zac was named the player of the year in premier pathways division, while Alicia was the highest goal scorer in state league women’s division two. Zac is pictured with Cooma Tigers president Harry Hovasapian and Alicia is pictured with former Socceroo Ned Zelic. See story page 37.

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CVC had a rocky start Continued from P1... This coincided with a Festival Of The Snows and John Mack made two plaster snowmen sporting boxing gloves and placed one in the Sharp Street/ Vale Street intersection and the other at the corner of Sharp and Bombala Streets. In honour of the two opponents one was named ERNIE and his opponent LINDSAY. A contract was let to Architon Construction to erect the first building and work was well under way. Politics now seemed to come into play and I understand that one with strong contacts made representations to the Lands Department and suddenly Tourist Centres in parks in Cooma were not a permitted use. The council wished to complete the building as a non commercial service and as work drew to completion, the NSW Lands Department took out an interlocutory injunction against the council with the result that Cooma had the State’s first Information centre which could not operate. Eventually after council representations the Minister for Lands agreed to the building being used with a complete ban on any financial operation. I remember people offering to compensate for telephone calls made on their behalf but we refused it “On the safe side” And then a funny thing happened. Lands Minister Keith Compton was on a private visit to Cooma and his wife came to the centre for help which prompted him to return to Sydney wondering what all the fuss was about and the Goulburn District Surveyor was instructed to exclude the Cooma Visitors from Centennial Park and vest it under the control of the council. Two public relation officers had been

appointed before the completion of the centre. There was no planned program for service and promotion and no budget. The second officer was the person responsible to manage the centre when it opened but with very limited information material the staff depended on “scrounged” maps from commercial bodies when available. In mid 1962 the public relations officer resigned and Chief Health and Building Inspector Cleve Maher was asked to manage the visitors centre for three months and see if he could “Make it work”. The three m o n t h s extended to 1989. During the legal tangle between the Lands Department and the council, a council election became due. The visitors Centre rated high on the campaign and 22 candidates stood but the council was returned with strong public support. Support The centre was operated by the council with minor support by the business community, but at the same time the commercial section of Cooma was a strong contributor in rates. The operation of a free information centre is a burden and later in line with the

gazetting of the site commercial operations were included in the building to defray operating costs. The NSW Tourism Department made an annual contribution. Memories The original Aldermen and Cecil Walsh the Town Clerk who handled the problems of building the Centre are not with us any more. Evolution With no budget for promotion we adopted the plan to encourage those already here to stay longer and see as many of the area’s features. The Snowy Mountains Scheme was a major attraction for many years. With support from some businesses we produced information, strip maps of one and two day tours. We had wonderful support from Cooma newspapers and 2XL and ABC radio. Eventually we were able to finance an information book which answered every conceivable tourist query A run of 100,000 was made each year and widely distributed via motoring oganisations, information centres and most motels between Mittagong, Canberra and

Albury-Wodonga. We became a centre for the distribution of reliable road and snow information. In winter, 200 weekly reports were provided for radio stations and daily newspapers. This brought wide public recognition of the visitors centre and Cooma and was appreciated by skiers and helped develop the “Frolickers” market. On its opening, the centre was fitted with public seating and daily newspapers and was a regular port of call for local and district residents. The staff often minded regional people’s shopping while they did further errands. In 1970 Lindsay Hain and I had been to an Australian tourist promotion in North America. Awaiting a flight we spent some time at a theatrette at John F. Kennedy airport and saw several films promoting tourist attractions on the airlines routes. We both felt that this could be an adjunct to our promotions. The centre had been screening films open air in the Centennial Park music shell to summer holiday visitors. Unfortunately daylight saving ended our 7.45, 90 minute programs which attracted about 300 people each night in the December/January holidays. Lindsay went to work and one council meeting he came with a bundle of cheques and gave the council the ultimatum “Build a theatrette or the money goes back tomorrow”. The decision was unanimous. My satisfaction was that we did “See it work”. I forget the number of callers. I remember John Field and Tom Judd presenting a tray to our first, second and third million visitors and I also have vivid recollections of an Easter Saturday when we talked to 1350 people in 12 hours. Pictured, Cleve Maher.

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Looking ahead for the CVC... Donna Smith Current manager of the Cooma Visitors Centre, Donna Smith (nee Everett), began her tourism career 22 years ago when she did work experience at the local visitors centre. She was attending Monaro High School at the time and did her two weeks worth of experience under the guidance of Dale Maguire. The building had been pulled down, ready for the construction of the current building so the centre was based in the Parkview Arcade next door. After her work experience, which she “loved”, Donna went on to study tourism at Wollongong TAFE and then moved to Sydney where she worked as a travel agent for nine years. She then returned to Cooma and worked at the Visitors Centre on a casual basis. In July this year, Donna took on the position as manager of the centre. Nowadays, Donna said that around half of their work is dedicated to local tasks. “It’s about 50-50,” she said. “We do all the bookings for local venues like the multi-function centre and the basketball stadium, and help

promote local events as well.” “We also provide a lot of face-to-face assistance to tourists regarding directions, road conditions, weather reports and recommendations of restaurants and accommodation.” “It’s really an information centre as well as a tourist centre!” Donna added. “The spring/summer season is really exciting as we have some big events coming up. The variety amazes me!” Currently, the centre promotes and/or sells tickets for a number of local events and groups including the Snowy Ride, Motorfest, Oktoberfest, Cooma Little Theatre and A Feast of Poetry. The centre will also promote various open garden schemes that are coming up in the coming months. “We like to see ourselves as the link between the event organisers and their potential customers,” Donna expressed. Being a fourth generation local who attended

Monaro High and Cooma North Public schools, Donna has extensive knowledge of the local region and is able to pass this on to both new locals and tourists alike. Donna said that she’d really like to push the rural experience factor into our local tourism. “City people are really interested in the country community,” she commented. “Because we have such a big rural area, we should be promoting it more.” Donna acknowledged the formation of the new tourism advisory committee and said that she is looking forward to the implementation of the strategic plan and “moving in the right direction”. Although satisfied with its current state, Donna said that she’d still like to see the centre become a more modern and accessible facility. “It’s part of being up to date and cutting edge, and how Cooma has to be seen!”

Above: The Visitors Centre building with tourists prior to 1989.

Above: The original Cooma Visitors Centre building.

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