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Edition MP8 May, 2018

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In April, the 2018 Pollie Pedal made its way from Melbourne to Canberra, making a stop in Jindabyne on Saturday April 14. Pollie Pedallers did not ride from Thredbo on Sunday as planned, due to bad weather, but did stop off at Nuggets Crossing and the Sundance Bakery for a meet and greet with locals. They then boarded the bus for Canberra, alighting just before the War Memorial and rode to complete their fundraiser for Soldier On. The ride, which took eight days, has again partnered with Soldier On this year to raise funds and awareness to support those who have served our nation. More than $450,000 has been raised through the event this year. Pictured, veteran and Pollie Pedal rider Adrian “Smiley� Whitby who joined the RAN in 1989 with Paul Corcoran of Thredbo (centre), and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Jindabyne’s Sundance Bakehouse, Nuggets Crossing.

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Elizabeth’s Wisdom Words - Once Upon A Time We all love a good story, even when we think we have grown up and don’t read fairy tales any more. No longer interested in children stories we then look to people stories. The number of soap operas on television is proof of that, and people can become so engrossed in other’s fictitious lives. We love to hear what friends and family are up to, on a daily basis. Good or bad news, problems and worries are quickly shared with friends at lightning speed. By observing

the number of people on mobile phones I’d say there is a huge interest in our daily life. We all love a good story. The thing is we do all have a story to tell, no matter how boring you find your life to be. We are here for a reason, with important work and changes to create. We arrive on this planet with a master plan. How much of that you actually achieve is totally up to you, and how much you want to learn. Obviously some people arrive to do great deeds, and make important


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changes. Others might settle for happy ever after. The truth is we all have a story. When I sit on public transport, or in a busy place full of people, the stories jump out at me. I sense sadness, worry, fear and the joy in a person’s energy. In my work as a psychic my greatest pleasure is to open people up to their own story, and encourage them to understand their highest potential. Most don’t think they have a potential far less a higher one. Enhancing your potential is so easy and all you have to be is willing. Most people want to achieve well in life and do their best, and then there are the others who find it all too hard, and have no interest in growing. Sitting down and giving up is always an option, but eventually you have to deal with your master plan. Think of the millions of people on Earth and they all have a story. There will be similarities but just like our fingerprints, each one is as unique as you are. When you try to comprehend all the people, all the stories, all


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the experiences, and then the outcome has to be, what a wonderful world we live in, and how special we are. When I was teaching each child was a unique individual growing and learning, at its own pace. We each see life through our own eyes, experiencing and comprehending life very differently. It is important to understand how magnificent you really are. For a start you have been brave enough to take on a new existence, and go through the hardship of life on Planet Earth. That in it’s self is a great achievement. Conception to

birth is the biggest miracle of all. No wonder there is such celebrations when a new life is born. Recognize your own individuality, even if you try to be like others, you are truly unique. Love who you are and improve the bits that can shine. Be kind to others as those you despise this lifetime may be the shoes you walk in next lifetime. I applaud you for your bravery, which keeps you evolving. You are hero of your life story. WISDOM Once upon a time There was a beautiful soul Who went on a journey.

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Jindabyne Art Show a great success During the Easter Art Show, over 1200 visitors viewed the exhibits, the biggest day being Easter Sunday with 350 through the door. Similarly, the Opening Night was well attended with around 150 in attendance. “71 artworks were sold, representing 20% of works displayed, which is a phenomenal result!” Terry Chalk reported. Local artist Rasa Mauragis was thrilled to have sold two of her prints, including the award winning ‘Lost Forest’, which won first in the new category Adult Printmaking. Canberra-based judge Margaret Hadfield was delighted by the standard of work exhibited, saying to the artists, “you are under valuing your work, they would sell for much more in metropolitan art shows.” Each year, there are about 25-30 non-Lions people who are either artists or interested members of the community who join with Lions members

as Show Attendants or who set up and help with hanging the artworks. Organiser of Lions Jindabyne Art Show Terry Chalk is very grateful for the ongoing support of the major sponsors; Perisher, Nuggets Crossing, Kosciuszko First National, Lake Crackenback Resort, NPWS, Snowy Monaro Regional

Council, Mountain Maid, Kunama Gallery, Jindabyne Cleaning; as well as local businesses and community members, all of whom make this annual event such a great success, growing in quality and quantity each year. He specially thanks the artists and visitors who made this event “the best… ever”.




TS Orionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual inspection parade at Jindabyne Sport and Rec Centre Twenty three local Navy Cadets at TS Orion (Training Ship) showcased their skills and parading technique to visiting dignitaries, parents and local community members on Sunday April 8. The formal proceedings commenced at 10am, starting with a parade, followed by three mandatory evolutions, and extra evolutions/drills determined by the inspecting officer, Lieutenant Commander Steven Poultney, Flotilla Commander, Waratah Flotilla. The best cadet unit status, out of 10 cadet units in Waratah Flotilla, was at stake.

Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) is a voluntary youth organisation open to males and females from the age of 12 and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;retireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by their 18th birthday. The ANC provides a planned youth development program based on maritime skills in an adventurous environment, delivering youth empowerment and conscious enterprise, and which works to better equip young people for community life by fostering honour, leadership, integrity, discipline and loyalty. On Saturday April 6, 2013 the

ANC held a recognition parade to welcome the New Training Ship (NTS) in Jindabyne: NTS Orion, and after five years TS Orion has given youth in the Snowy Mountains and Cooma-Monaro region the opportunity to benefit from the ANC program. Several members of the audience were former TS Orion Cadets who are now enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy. Former, alongside Navy veterans of all ages. Structured learning exercises were part of the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presentations, with

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Snowy Hydro 2.0 Community Forum in Jindabyne

The room was filled at short notice by the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce.

Snowy Hydro Ltd representatives (from left), Dean Lynch, Community Partnerships, Snowy Hydro 2.0; Rob Cavallaro, Area Manager Kosciuszko Region; Anna Rudd, Community Relations Advisor, Snowy 2.0 Project; and Charles Litchfield, Manager Environmental Services. The Rydgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s venue was packed last Wednesday night with over 60 interested community members to hear an update from Snowy Hydro representatives on Snowy 2.0 and what to expect in and around Jindabyne. The presentation provided some information on the proposal to undertake exploratory works associated with the Snowy 2.0 project. Charlie Litchfield gave a detailed explanation of the initial project stage, and the logistics involved. Principles held by Snowy Hydro Ltd as a long-term community member, are to avoid and minimise impacts on the environment, water and heritage, and the company has made a strong commitment to engage with the community and stakeholders.

From the feasibility study last year, a base case design evolved, to prove it was technically feasible, commercially viable, and that there was a proven approval pathway available. The base case design proposed a 30km tunnel between Tantangara and Talbingo that incorporates a large cavern 200m long, 30m high, and 50m wide with a generator and pump housed within it. The site of inlet and outlet points will experience some environmental impact, and new tracks will need to be created but kept to a minimum around the site, by utilising existing and old tracks wherever possible. These initial exploratory geotechnical drillings are important to ascertain the stability and integrity of the

tunnelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s geology and the cavern prior to contractors being engaged. Potential contractors are currently being considered. Feasibility studies have revealed this project is technically feasible, commercially viable and has approval pathways through its declaration in March as a Critical Status Infrastructure. Environmental Impact Statements are still required, and there are no shortcuts to this part of the project. Planning approval is now being sought for exploratory tunneling to understand the complexity of the cavern site is proceeding now with Lobs Hole Ravine and the southern end of Talbingo at the epicentre of this phase of the project. Preparatory assessments and design work are proceeding on road upgrades, creating



barge access to move heavy equipment and for the management of the excavated rock. The EIS for this initial work is underway and due for submission soon, whilst the EIS for the future stage is ongoing. The local business community will potentially input resources into this project where applicable. The most important impact on the Jindabyne community will be the increased activity and movement from 100-150 FIFO (Fly-in Fly-out) or DIDO (Drive in Drive Out) contractors or employees, who may engage on a more permanent basis with the wider region. The village of Cabramurra is already full, and the flowâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;on effect and benefits may reach the Jindabyne business community as the project advances. Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce President, Bruce Easton said the forum was fantastic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A wide range of community and business members who attended learned about commercial opportunities, and the general community discovered more about what the possible impact might be in Jindabyne.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to more information sessions as the project develops. We have the vehicle to share information

through Jindy Connect which is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, even throughout the winter seasonâ&#x20AC;? said Bruce. Bruce said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowy Hydro valued the opportunity to hear the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerns and to respond to the questionsâ&#x20AC;?. Charlie Litchfield, Dean Lynch, Rob Cavallaro and Anna Rudd fielded questions from the audience, covering topics such as real estate and property issues, transparency of financial viability reports, Indigenous engagement, impact on fishing sites and other environmental issues, the removal and dispersal of excavated rock spoils, equipment requirements and road traffic impacts. The questions were from a broad base, and mostly answered on the spot, but some of the questions were not able to be answered until the contractors are appointed, and the works are further advanced. Snowy Hydro representatives encouraged all community members to remain engaged and continue to seek information about any of their concerns. Bruce Easton believes there is scope for ongoing information sessions via forums like Jindy Connect organised by the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce.

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Jennifer and James have recently taken over ownership and management of the popular takeaway food shop at Nugget Crossing. Jennifer has had a long association with the Snowy Mountains and the food industry as her parents own Lil

Jindabyne year-round for three years. James is a relative new comer with four years of snow country under his belt but shares the dream of running a successful business in our beautiful town. JJ’s Mountain Kiosk at Perisher was the first independent business

Orbits and Friday Flat Donut Hut. If you haven’t had a Lil Orbits donut after a hectic day of skiing at Perisher and washed it down with a red cordial, you haven’t had the full Perisher experience. For 11 seasons Jennifer has done the winter seasons and has now lived in

run by Jennifer and James and when the opportunity to own a year-round business came along with Mountain Munchies they grabbed it with both hands. They say they feel like they are the lucky ones but with their enthusiasm, attention to quality and

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Victor Novello and Lynne McIntyre have been features at Nuggets Crossing for 30 years as the owners of Monchichi and other iconic businesses such as Lucy’s and Lifestyle. This came to an end this month when Ken and Jodi Pedersen took over ownership and management of Monchichi. DON’T PANIC all your favourites like souvenirs, post cards, toys, themed dress ups, unique gifts and a large range of ski accessories like, sunglasses, goggles, beanies, scarves and gloves are still available. Like many of us, Jodie and Ken fell in love with the Snowy Mountains when in 1997 they visited to compete in mountain biking and snowboarding competitions and ended up staying the full winter season. Originally from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, they purchased a property in the area in 2001 and after marrying in Thredbo moved

NEWS just meant to be to be and it seems that the new ownership of into that category. excellent friendly service Nuggets Crossing patrons are the lucky ones. They have recently upgraded the fit out and are really putting their own stamp on things. Mountain Munchies features quality, freshly prepared take-way food like bacon and egg rolls, an excellent variety of burgers, hot chips, milk shakes and Grinders Coffee from $3.00 for a small. Best price in town. The newest addition to the offer is a Fanta Icy Whirl machine that’s worth a try. One of the best items on offer at Mountain Munchies is the fresh, made-to-order sandwiches. Mountain Munchies is open seven days a week from early morning to mid-afternoon and they are now open Friday and Saturday night to offer an affordable family dinner alternative. Keep an eye on this business as they have further plans to improve the offer and it may include a change of name to really make it their own. Pictured, Mountain Munchies staff are ready to serve you.

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continue tradition here permanently in 2005. They have two young children and love the Alpine lifestyle and the opportunities this area offers. Ken is a plumber by trade and Jodi’s background is in day spa design and massage therapy but after 20 years in their respective trades decided it was time for a career change and as luck would have it the timing was right for Victor and Lynne to make their own change. Jodi is adamant that you shouldn’t muck around with a winning formula, so she is keen to keep the popular

Monchichi offer but will add her own unique finds to the cache. Currently there is a wonderful range of ladies’ leather handbags with 40 percent off and the Lego range is better than ever. Children’s clothing is a favourite of Jodi’s and there is also a fine range Apre boots on offer. Drop in and say hi and make Jodi and Ken feel welcome and you might also find that bargain you have been looking for.

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The Wrapped with Love campaign recently sent off more than 361 blankets from the Snowy Monaro for homeless Australians. Kelly Morley has been running the Wrapped with Love drives for the Snowy Monaro region for the last three years, and says this is one of the biggest collections she has seen. With about 30 volunteers in the community crocheting, knitting and quilting single-sized blankets throughout the year, Kelly is able to do two drives, with the second taking place in October. Once the blankets are collected at the Cooma Library and Unique Bootique in Berridale, Monaro Freight takes them to Sydney. Once there they are distributed by the warehouse to homeless people across Australia and in third world countries. Wool and quilt squares can also be donated to the Cooma Library and Unique Bootique for volunteers to use for making the blankets.

Pictured, Suzanne of Unique Bootique and Kelly Morley with some of the blankets generously made by the community for the Wrapped with Love collection.



What have Low Flying Aircraft got to do with Electricity Supply? Locals in the Monaro region might be forgiven for wondering why there is more than the usual light aircraft activity going on – particularly of the low flying variety. There is good reason for this and it’s not anything to do with the Jindabyne Aero Club members normal operations.

Oberon Aviation’s Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog aircraft.

Specific areas are being targeted by aircraft flying at low level on visual patrols to perform analysis of powerlines and associated equipment on behalf of Essential Energy. Included in this series of inspections are poles, insulators, vegetation that poses high risk and bushfire mitigation steps. Engineering surveys to determine the condition of the assets are performed during these flights with high resolution images. Work is done every year according to Stirling Preston of Oberon Aviation in Albury who have been contracted by Essential Energy to perform the inspections. The flights are performed for generally about 2 weeks duration and aircraft will be observed in selected areas throughout this week. Specialised equipment is carried on board such as Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) which sends pulses from the aircraft to conductors for

measuring proximity of vegetation which can pose a serious fire risk with high voltage powerlines. They are also on the lookout for problems such as broken cross-arms and insulators, infested poles or those which have been hit by lightning. Weather also becomes a limiting factor – windy conditions and rain prevents flying operations. Typically, pilots fly for 2-3 hours with demanding and fatiguing workloads before landing at Jindabyne Randall Community Aerodrome for a rest. Mr Preston says the aerodrome, owned and operated by the Jindabyne Aero Club, is crucial to access to the areas and very well positioned for their operations. Without these very necessary inspections, the reliability and convenience of power supply in the Monaro region may not be nearly so good as it is.


Snowy Mountains are alive and well ... The mountain vegetation is divided into three major zones. Last month we looked at the Alpine Zone. This zone contains the majority of low growing flowers, predominantly appearing in Summer, also with early and late bloomers. There is a substantial group of plants in the herb family that also appear in frost hollow patches. These are governed by differing changeable weather patterns.

This is followed by the Subalpine Zone. The next couple of months weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make the merge from Alpine into this expansive zone. Whereas the Alpine Zone is confined to treeless, rocky peaks, the Subalpine Zone is marked by the presence of low height, clumping, sometimes sparse, snowgums. Herb fields give way to slightly larger shrubs with characteristics less tolerant to extreme cold and settled snow.

The rocky peaks of higher altitudes have changed to rocky outcrops with some trees. Rocky floors may be evidenced in vegetated areas. These may be in the form of smaller broken pieces of weathered granite with quartz and other rocks. This is clearly defined when ground growth is under snow and patches, or lines, of snow gums stand out.

Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alpine Zones are on its highest peaks above the tree line. New South Wales has all the highest mountains. For example, in order of height, Mt Kosciuszko [2,228M], Mt Townsend [2,209M], Mt Twynam [2,190M], Ramshead [2,190M], Ramshead North [2,177M] and Alice Rawson [2,160M] ... there are more, such as Carruthers that overlooks the Sentinel and Watsons Crags facing west toward Victoria.

Victoria has no mountain over 2,000M with Bogong [1,986M] and Feathertop [1,922M] being the highest. Away from the Main Range [NSW], Mt Jagungal [known as Big Bogong] stands alone, in the Alpine Zone at 2,061M. The remaining â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;highestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; peaks are in the Alpine Zones, the New England Range and Tasmania included. They consist of elevated plateaus, slopes and ridges, rounded hills with cirques and moraines, left from the last, and no doubt previous, ice ages ... remember, the last ice age only finished around 10,000 years ago! These Alpine Zone mountain peaks are above the tree- line at around the 2,000M mark. Rather daunting to realise that some 560+ million years ago [say in the Cambrian â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ordovician Periods] our mountains were formed by earthquakes lifting, bending and folding the sea floor until it rose into the skies. The land as we know it was under the sea. In the Mt Jagungal area, volcanoes also caused higher peaks to rise, before the aging erosion wore them down.

This kind of land movement is evidenced in places like Alaska today where volcanoes and earthquakes rock and move mountains around sea shores. Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old, eroded mountains are low by comparison to the young, growing mountains of the Himalayas, Andes, and Rockies for example. Our Alpine Zone hugs the mountain tops, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low on this world stage, so is our tree line. Once again, compare Alaska, it has Alpine Zones, and tree levels, almost at sea level. Remember, in Australia, the tree level is defining Alpine and Subalpine Zones.

The above dialogue provides information about the extreme vegetation zones weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently exploring. Our mountains are in a phase of geological breakdown, no matter how many million years it may take. Couple

this with on-going climate changes, our Alpine Zone will rise with warming until there is none remaining ... or the beautiful flowers unless they undergo dramatic evolution. The transition from Alpine to Subalpine Zone is marked by scattered trees, and hills, escarpments with gorges and waterfalls that fall into the Montane Zone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the most prevalent where most of us reside. Returning to the Subalpine Zone. A man-made intervention to this zone are mountain huts. Cootapatamba Hut [the red dot in the snow] is the only one at alpine levels and is an old Hydro hut below Kosci and the Etheridge Range. Most of the huts become buried or surrounded by snow in winter but they are Subalpine or below. Mawsons and Tin Huts are two examples of border level huts, both in the proximity of the Kerries with Mawson in the Jagungal Wilderness area. This zone provides an element of protection from the strong, gusting, winds of the higher peaks that gust and blow in from the west. Tin Hut on the Brassey Range with the Kerries in the background. Note the grove of trees providing protection from westerly weather, yet still plenty of snow.

As previously written, Subalpine Zone is where woodlands of twisted snow gums become evident. Spring and summer flowers bloom amongst the grassy understorey making a magical array of colour contrasting with the everchanging colours of snow gum barks. By autumn these same flowers are dusty with seeds to fall and regenerate next season. Next month weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look at the vegetation and character of our Subalpine Zone.

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Music and Murder Mystery at SMGS Berridale Hostel residents were invited to Snowy Mountains Grammar School last week to witness the Drama Academy’s performance of ‘Murder Malodorous’. A cast of eight Year 9 and 10 drama students, with characters like ‘Hemlock Bones’, ‘Doctor Whatnot’ and upstairs and downstairs maids ‘Polly’ and ‘Molly’, kept the audience guessing as to “whodunit”. The residents and their carer were delighted with the performance, “it’s better than TV” said Jim. The set and costuming was authentic, and with the guidance of Catherine Batson, Head of English, Drama and Languages Faculty, the students also modified the script to suit the shortened time frame. Following the drama of this hilarious murder mystery, the Music Academy continued the entertainment with performances in the music room. Ukuleles, guitars, keyboards and drums accompanied the students’ voices through a varied repertoire. A few of the residents were tapping

their feet, even if they didn’t recognise the tunes. At the end of the concert, “Polly… put the kettle on” for morning tea in the school gym, topping off the morning with sweet treats before the Berridale Hostel

bus collected the residents. The students did a fabulous job of delivering an enjoyable experience for others, whilst gaining performance experience. Congratulations to all the students.

The cast of Murder Malodorous - Hemlock Bones (Amy Hobbs); Doctor Whatnot (Jesse Quinn); Lady Mulch (Clancy Bell); Gwendolyn (Annabelle Forster); Penelope (Lauren Chenery); Roger Bancroft (Pyper Russell); Polly, the upstairs maid (Finlay Bylett); Molly the downstairs maid (Jimmy Batson).

Moontree: The many benefits of eating raw honey Raw honey is honey that has been neither pasteurised nor micro-filtered, and is not extracted from the comb at high temperatures. Raw honey comprises fructose (50%), glucose (30%), maltose, sucrose, pollens and minerals, and is a rich source of phenolic acids and bioflavonoids (strong antioxidants). In some cases raw honeys contain proteins that have a strong antibacterial action, Manuka being a well-publicised example. Lesser known jelly bush, tea tree, jarrah and Marri gum Australian honeys have the same (and often

stronger) antibacterial properties. Raw honey is a fantastic energy food, outperforming sugar based sports drinks and formulas. Research by numerous sport institutes has shown raw honey to provide the body with sustained energy before and during exercise, as well as aiding in recovery post-exercise. Honey has also been shown to promote good digestive health and can help ease seasonal allergies. Raw honey has delicate aromas and delicious toffee and buttery flavours due to all of the natural beneficial yeasts,

enzymes and pollens being intact. When honey is pasteurised, it is heated to 130 degrees celcius, destroying the natural yeasts and enzymes. At these temperatures, the fructose and glucose combine to form sucrose (effectively white sugar) which is why pasteurised honey scores notably higher on the glycaemic index. In fact pasteurisation changes the composition of honey so much that aside from being sweet, brown and sticky; it really isn’t honey at all. Unless otherwise stated, all honey

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There are fungi at the bottom of my garden By Dr. Bill Crozier POLYPORE FUNGI â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part 1 : Bracket or Shelf Fungi The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polypore Fungiâ&#x20AC;? are something of a conglomerate of fungi without gills, producing spores from tubes which lead to pores. They grow on, or in association with, trees (mostly dead, but some living), or processed timber in some cases. The name â&#x20AC;&#x153;polyporeâ&#x20AC;? simply means â&#x20AC;&#x153;many poresâ&#x20AC;?. Some grow at right angles to tree trunks or branches and are loosely called â&#x20AC;&#x153;bracket fungiâ&#x20AC;? or even â&#x20AC;&#x153;shelf fungiâ&#x20AC;?. Many polypores are tree speciesdependent (ie. will be found growing on only a single species of tree). Others are more accommodating and grow on many different trees. Some polypores are annual and only appear in specific seasons, while others are perennial and grow the whole year, often for many years. Most are hard, woody, and tough in texture and for these reasons are considered â&#x20AC;&#x153;inedibleâ&#x20AC;?, except for insect attack. Occasional species are listed as â&#x20AC;&#x153;edibleâ&#x20AC;?, but these are frequently used for â&#x20AC;&#x153;medicinal purposesâ&#x20AC;? in predominantly Asian countries. Larger polypore fungi are dried and used as â&#x20AC;&#x153;tinderâ&#x20AC;? for fires in some countries. Many polypores are important plant pathogens and infestations can kill off stands of healthy trees. Thus, they are a commercially-important group of fungi, but for the wrong reasons ! Bracket Fungi This group of Polypores have a characteristic growth habit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they mostly grow out at right angles from the trunks or branches of trees. They are often found on dead trees, but may colonise living ones. Some cause a great deal of commercial losses in the timber industry,

others are deemed â&#x20AC;&#x153;medicinalâ&#x20AC;? and occasional genera are listed among the â&#x20AC;&#x153;allergy-causing fungiâ&#x20AC;?. Trametes versicolor This spectacular bracket can grow in immense colonies, almost covering dead stumps, or similar dead timber. Occasionally, these can overlap, with one growing on another. The spectacular marking and â&#x20AC;&#x153;fanâ&#x20AC;? shape of the bracket, has resulted in it commonly being called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Turkey Tailâ&#x20AC;? in some areas of the world, because of its resemblance to the tail of the wild turkey bird. Trametes versicolor is named after the concentric zones or bands of different colours around the top plane of the bracket. In Australia, it is commonly named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rainbow Fungusâ&#x20AC;? and can be found in several colours, some lighter, others considerably darker and this gives rise to the species name â&#x20AC;&#x153;versicolorâ&#x20AC;?, which means â&#x20AC;&#x153;of several coloursâ&#x20AC;?. Caps were thin, of woody texture, with quite wide brackets, some quite small, others up to 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17 cm diameter. Surfaces were velvety. Colours were concentric zones of light and dark fawn / brown colours. Undersurface was whitecream in small specimens, but brown and velvety, in older, larger brackets. Many tiny pores were apparent on the undersurface. Spore print was white. Some of the sources consulted, described this polypore as â&#x20AC;&#x153;edibleâ&#x20AC;?, being occasionally eaten in some Asian countries. It does, however, have some medicinal properties; it is used in Chinese medicine under the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;yun zhiâ&#x20AC;?. It produces â&#x20AC;&#x153;Polysaccharide-Kâ&#x20AC;? (or â&#x20AC;&#x153;PSKâ&#x20AC;?), which is used as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;immune system-boosting agentâ&#x20AC;? in the treatment of cancer in China, Japan and some European countries. In Japan, PSK is

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extremely woody in texture, semicircular (or somewhat fan-shaped), concentrically ridged or grooved, with light and dark zones and slightly cracked. They all stand out at right angles to the tree, like a â&#x20AC;&#x153;shelfâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;bracketâ&#x20AC;?. Margins or edges are slightly undulating. They have no stem and no gills, just a smooth, velvety surface, consisting of many small pores, whitishcream initially, but going brown with age. Spore print is brown. If the undersurface of the bracket is scratched or damaged, it will bruise brown quite rapidly. This has led to one species, Ganoderma applanatum, being commonly called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bracketâ&#x20AC;? because some artists used this brown bruising to produce clever sketches on the underside of suitable brackets. The photo below shows the name â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ganodermaâ&#x20AC;? clearly on the bracket undersurface and was achieved by scratching the pore surface with a stick. I would consider Ganoderma to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;inedibleâ&#x20AC;?, but see previous comments. As stated, there are â&#x20AC;&#x153;medicinal propertiesâ&#x20AC;? in some species; also, sensitisation to spores is recorded in humans.

Ganoderma species These brackets include some of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest, with some specimens of Ganoderma reputedly reaching 90 cm in diameter. (Imagine a wooden shelf or bracket structure close to 1 metre wide stretched across the trunk of a tree !!). They cause considerable damage, since they are dangerous parasites of trees. Anecdotally, they are used for firewood in some areas and have been commonly called â&#x20AC;&#x153;tinder fungusâ&#x20AC;?. Very interestingly, some research investigations have tested â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ganoderma sensitisationâ&#x20AC;? in humans and found that air-borne spores of Ganoderma were the most common antigen in Canada. Finally, some species are used â&#x20AC;&#x153;medicinallyâ&#x20AC;? in some Asian countries. The Ganoderma shown in one of the attached photos was found growing out of the trunk of a Black Sallee Eucalypt at Ingebyra in the Snowy Mountains. Brackets range considerably in Underside of bracket with size, according to age. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ganodermaâ&#x20AC;? scratched on the pore surface. This bruising phenomenon allows artists to make Generally, they are solid, sketches on the underside of brackets.

Ganoderma australe growing on Stringy Bark Eucalypt in Southern Highlands.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rainbow Fungusâ&#x20AC;?, (Trametes versicolor)), brackets growing on dead stump.

even a government-approved adjuvant for cancer therapy, according to reports. The photo below was one of many I took around the Southern Highlands, where I used to live. So far, I have not found this bracket around Grosses Plain where I now live, however in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biodiversity in the Snowy Mountainsâ&#x20AC;? edited by Dr Ken Green, Trametes versicolor was one of the fungi recorded in the 2002 Biodiversity Survey in Kosciusko National Park; hence, we know it lives in the region.

Ganoderma brackets growing on Black Sallee Eucalypt at Ingebyra.

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The importance of camps Author: Mr Tim Bland, SMGS Dean of Students, Years 7-10 Over the last two weeks, our Snowy Mountains Grammar School Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 students participated in our annual camp program. This saw our students adventuring to places like Island Bend, White’s River Hut, Pambula and the Pinch on the Lower Snowy River. Camp always presents itself as a situation which can bring up feelings of apprehension and anxiety. The unknown. However, in a recent news article, ABC News touched on how school camps could influence positive student/ teacher relationships. They argued that, “stepping outside the classroom and into the wilderness for an overnight school camp can be a daunting experience for many students.” While this is true, it also tends to provide, “great experiences for both students and teachers.” I have personally found that my own teaching is predominantly influenced by the relationships I have been able to build with students. Camp has continued to provide a space for that relationship construction and development. Melbourne Child Psychology Services suggest that there are several key benefits for school camp. These include: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Development of social skills Development of independence skills Development of decision-making skills Increase in environmental awareness.

This year was my fourth time on the Year 10 camp, a challenging camp which includes a two-day hike and twoday white-water rafting experience. I was again blown away by the quality of the students from our school. On

the first day, significant challenges presented themselves and our students pulled through admirably. These are the moments that honestly make you love what you do and appreciate what our students are really capable of. The teamwork and support I saw from Year 10 throughout the week echoed the same sentiment across all of our year groups. Congratulations to all students who participated in camps this year. You have expanded your own horizons and tried new things. You have worked hard to develop

social skills and to ensure you are communicating with others in the most effective manner. You have faced challenges and learnt the value of hard work. Your character has grown and your independence has shone through A big thank you to Action Learning Initiatives who have continued to support and provide SMGS with exceptional outdoor experiences. The passion and enthusiasm that this provider continues to offer allows our students and

our staff to experience some truly wonderful moments. We are grateful for their involvement. People often ask, what is it like to teach at SMGS? I actually tend to reply that it’s a dream come true. I get to interact every day with truly exceptional people. People who challenge me and continue to make me want to be a better person. To all those students, I am forever grateful and impressed. I’m thankful for camp for providing a space for those moments.

Jindabyne Central School shines bright at Lake Light Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne is a favourite event for the young artists of Jindabyne Central School. Each year the participation from students grows as does the commitment of the teachers and parents. For the secondary students Lake Light Sculpture becomes a unit of study during Term 1 and the primary students get involved as class groups during lessons and through the recess and lunchtime art clubs. Year 8 won the Perisher Schools Award with their award winning sculpture titled ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’. Students created their own individual seagulls out of clay that placed around yellow chips made of wood and clay. The sculpture was based on the concept of consumerism and the need to be provided with things all the time and formed a statement on where we are as a society today, constantly overconsuming. Year 9 and 10’s sculpture ‘Catch of the Day’ represented the impact of plastic bags on our environment. The students created wire fish and weaved their bodies from used local shopping bags. The sculpture is a sustainable project that has been installed at the school for ongoing

appreciation. It is the aim of the JCS to continue to install as many sculpture pieces as possible around the school. The primary students of Class 1GP sculpture was an ‘Emoji Self Portrait Mobile Phone’ made with a mixed medium of strip led lighting, ply board, mirrored tiles, acrylic paints and enamel paint pens. Each child and teacher created a self image App. This sculpture took on a modern day, tech savvy self portrait look into their evolving classroom and environment.

The JCS primary Art Club’s sculpture ‘Fragile Lanterns’ were created from kebab sticks, glad wrap and cellophane. The project gave these budding artists an opportunity to work with and show colour mixing. Another of the JCS Art Club sculpture’s ‘Time For Tea’ was created by repurposing various props from the 2017 JSC musicals. The sculpture represented a scene of Alice’s adventure over time to relax with her friends for Wonderland.

Year 3O’s sculpture ‘Time in Colour’ was a clock created using rocks, paints and LED lights representing 30 students glowing bright as they tick tock through their learning time. Year 2 created ‘Floating Lights’ using coffee filters and alfoil trays and used the inspiration of artists Dale Chihuly and his glass artwork. JCS’s most accomplished young artist at Lake Light Sculpture over recent years, Portia Terlich with her piece ‘Coming Forward’ excited every child who visited at night with the timed puffs of steam. Her sculpture made from corten steel, mild steel and aluminium honours those women who have come forward from behind the shadows to expose harassment and intimidation. Along with the great work that all the teachers put in, JCS is also proud of teacher Ben Eyles who is the event’s Artistic Director. Ben believes the event would be lesser without the continued relationship of school groups. He is involved with many of the JCS entries and values the opportunity the event brings young local people. JCS Art teacher Jan Owens has been on the event committee for the past 16 years and is a life member.


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Players in the tennis shed, at Jindabyne Bowling and Sports Club. (left to right) David Merchant, Brett Thaw, Pat Edmondson, Karl Laczko, Virginia Logan, Sebastian Druege, Gordon Griffin. Despite a close point score played out all summer, when the final was played on Monday last week the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guthega Skinksâ&#x20AC;? had an easy win to defeat the Pygmy Possums.

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Local Jindabyne cyclist Tina Jones, pushed her pedals for a worthy cause, and along with the Jindabyne community and businesses raised more than $1500 for the Sir David Martin Foundation. Sir David Martin, the late Governor of NSW, had a vision that all young people should grow up in safety, with hope and opportunity. Sir David Martin Foundation, established in 1991, funds effective programs to help the most marginalised and troubled young Australians turn their lives around. The programs accommodate young people struggling with issues such as homelessness, substance addiction, mental illness, abuse, crime and social isolation. The overall fundraising target for 145 Classic 2018 was to raise $80k for youth in crisis. Funds raised will help young people break free from the early stages of addiction at new youth

detox facility, David Martin Place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;145 Classic for me, was a 91km ride around the Southern Highlands, starting and finishing in Glebe Park, Bowral. The course was beautiful, scenic and challenging, with lots of spectacular views, punctuated by steep climbs and dramatic twisting descents. You can see the sea from Triple Care Farm, our mid-ride meal stop and the reason for doing the ride,â&#x20AC;? Tina remarked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sir David Martin Foundation team were an amazing bunch of people, who truly made me feel special for helping.â&#x20AC;? Tina would like to thank her Manager, Tony Mason from BWS, for organising the raffle in his own time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was wonderful to see the generosity of so many Jindabyne businesses contributing to our raffle, and for so many people donating and buying tickets.â&#x20AC;? Tina is fifth on the fundraising leaderboard

with $1519 raised, from a field of 69 riders. Donations for the raffle came from: BWS; Woolworths; Design & Detail; High Country Outfitters; Birchwood; Après She; Bacco; Coffee. Beats.Drinks; Burger Biz; ESS; First Tracks; Mitre 10 Jindabyne; Alpine Sports; Romance Me; Bits & Pizzas; Red Door Roastery; Michelle Miller Nutrimetics; Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor; and 2XL Radio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The raffle was won by a shy Jindabyne resident by the name of Mick (whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surname will remain a secret). He was a bit shell-shocked to find out he had won, as he said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never won anything in his life, so that made me really happy,â&#x20AC;? said Tina. For more information on Sir David Martin Foundation and the Triple Care Farm see https:// or their Facebook page.

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JNA jumps for joy with funding announced Member for Monaro John Barilaro recently met with the Jindabyne Netball Association’s committee and players of all ages to present the club with $5,000 in funding from the NSW Government. “The JNA is supported by parents, volunteers and coaches, and I am so proud that the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is backing this community club with important funding,” Mr Barilaro said. “This funding will allow the Jindabyne Netball Association to purchase new equipment and uniforms for the teams, meaning all players and their families will reap the benefits. “Sport is the lifeblood of the Monaro and the NSW Government knows just how important it is to invest in local sport and deliver for our clubs.” Mr Barilaro said the project was one of 831 that have received funding as part of the

NSW Government’s Local Sport Grant Program. “This grassroots program allows us to focus on what is really important to our communities and support our local clubs and teams,” he said. “We want to see participation rates improve across the state and this funding will help this to happen.” “Sport has many proven health, social and economic outcomes and I encourage eligible clubs to apply for a grant under the next round of funding.” Program applications open in late 2018. Examples of eligible projects include upgrades to local amenities or improvements to access to facilities, training programs and community events. For more information visit, grants/localsport

Jindabyne champ athletes awarded The Jindabyne Little Athletics presentation was held Tuesday 10/4 and after a great season with all athletes showing excellent improvement the following awards were presented: AGE CHAMPIONS: U6 boys Jake Mawhinney U6 girls Georgia Brown U7 boys Tor Paxton U7 girls U8 boys Hugh Wigger U8 girls Ayla Mawhinney U9 boys Lachlan U9 girls Tessa Paxton U10 boys Blake Wigger U10 girls U11 boys Hunter Showman U11 girls Ellsey Brown U12 boys Samuel Miller U12 girls Kirralee Gourlay U13 boys U13 girls Tori Flanagan U14 boys Fletcher Thew U14 girls Jemima Faint U15 boys U15 girls Aylin Aktekin MOST IMPROVED Samuel Miller CLUB CHAMPION Tori Flanagan “We would like to thank Little A’s major sponsor Coles and our local sponsors Thredbo Food Works and Jindabyne Mitre 10.”

L’etape Australia strengthens its game for the third edition Details of the 2018 edition of L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France have been released, comprising some significant changes and improvements in response to feedback by 2017 participants. L’Étape Australia will take place on Saturday 1 December 2018. Changes include a new route starting and finishing in Jindabyne, and a simple new improved registration system, which are detailed below. Ambassadors for L’Étape Australia 2018 will be 2012 and 2016 Australian National Champion Amanda Spratt and cobbled classics specialist Mathew Hayman, two homegrown professional riders who won their first races in Australia and are riding for the only Australia UCI World Tour Team: Mitchelton- SCOTT. L’Étape Australia Director Florent Malézieux said, “Answering the riders’ demands is my primary concern. Renewing the race course, proposing a user-friendly registration platform and welcoming Australian ambassadors were our key targets for 2018. I’m really honoured to welcome Amanda and Mathew in the L’Étape Australia family, they embody the event and Australian cycling very well. They are smiling, hard workers and win races! I’m looking forward to welcoming everyone in Jindabyne for what will be an

incomparable cycling festival.” Mathew Hayman is thrilled to be back in Australia for L’Étape. “You don’t often get the chance to ride in the Australian high country on closed roads! I can’t wait,” he said. “As a young rider from Canberra these roads were my first experience of riding big mountains like I would come to face in Europe. Now with this event that feeling is made even more real.” Amanda Spratt added, “L’Étape Australia is such a rare opportunity to ride on fully closed roads in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage more women to participate in cycling and take up a challenge like this- it’s an event I’m proud to be involved in.” Since its inception in 2016, L’Étape Australia by le Tour de France has provided a new level of riding experience in Australia, combining the beauty of the Snowy Mountains, the incredible enthusiasm of the locals and an event run to Tour de France professional standards. In 2016 and 2017 L’Étape Australia was the largest Tour de France event held outside France, providing amateur riders with an experience as close to riding in the Tour de France as it is possible to get with fully closed roads and a mountainous course that

is the equal of a mountainous stage of the Tour de France. The local Snowy Mountains community has embraced the Tour de France riding through their towns and villages; they come out in their thousands with cow bells and flags to encourage and support the riders along the route. The locals dress the entire area in yellow, green and polka dot; phenomenal bike artworks adorn the entire route. NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the event has been secured exclusively for the Snowy Mountains by the NSW Government. “L’Étape Australia is our own slice of the greatest event in international cycling, the Tour de France, and competitors travel from around Australia and the world to take part,” Mr Barilaro said. “With some of the most stunning mountain terrain in the country, the Snowy Mountains offers the perfect location to host this event and I look forward to welcoming competitors back in December,” he said. The new fast, simple and user-friendly registration system will open at 12 noon on Thursday 3 May via

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L’Étape Australia has announced changes to the route of the 2018 event, making it longer and removing the sprint race from the Berridale section. Although riders will still go through the town of Berridale, the exciting element of the sprint race has been removed. According to L’Étape Australia organisers, this is due to feedback received from the riders themselves. Berridale Post Office licensee Annie O’Keeffe lead the charge in previous years in making the most of the national event, which attracts thousands of cyclists to the region. Organising decorations for the town and drumming up enthusiastic supporters for the sprint section, complete with cowbells and loud cheers, Annie is disappointed by the decision. “I don’t think the organisers have really thought about what the Berridale community has contributed to the excitement of that part of the race. It is the first town the riders go through and without the sprint, the level of excitement from the locals on the sidelines will be considerably less.” See more on the changes to this year’s L’Étape Australia on page 15. Annie O’Keefe cheering on the riders at Berridale in 2017.

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L’Étape loses the sprint

Snowy River Echo May 2018  
Snowy River Echo May 2018