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WEDNESDAY April 24, 2013

Cooma Public School feature

Library banner winners Page 3

Pages 19-34 What missing cannon? Page 9

Aldi specials page 5

Sport from page 45


Anzac Day services

The Gallipoli evacuation. Courtesy of The Australian War Memorial. Anzac day will be commeorated across the region tomorrow, starting with Dawn Services at Cooma and Jindabyne.

Adaminaby Service Anzac Day in Adaminaby will commence 10.30am at the Big Trout

Cooma Services Dawn Service - assemble in Centennial Park at 5.30am for 5.45am service. Morning service - assemble at Mack’s corner at 10.30 for 10.45 march.

Jindabyne Service Dawn service – assemble at Banjo Paterson Park for service at 6am.. Morning service – assemble near hall at 9.45am for march to Cenotaph.

Nimmitabel Service Assemble at the Pioneers Memorial Hall at 10.30am, march at 10.45am. Service commences at 11am.

Bombala Service Morning service – assemble at RSL Club from 10.30am for step-off at 11am to Cenotaph.

Berridale Service Morning service – assemble at 10.45am for service conducted at Cenotaph at 11am.

Bredbo Service Assemble at the corner of Walker and Bunyan Streets at 10.15am for a 10.30am start. The usual service will follow. Residents are invited to lay a wreath.

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Turning the first sod on the new South East Regional Hospital in Bega on April 11 are (from right) Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly, Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek, NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member

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Too big to ignore Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Peter Anderson has welcomed the support of both the Federal Government and Opposition to the ‘Small Business, Too Big to Ignore’ campaign. The campaign, which was officially launched earlier this week in Sydney, is a genuine grass roots movement, driven by social media and an innovative online social aggregator that dynamically brings together Contact for cats: Debbie - 6452 2765. posts, images and follow the link to videos from small Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. businesses at www. Cost: $160 includes vaccination, desexing & microchipping The campaign will be supported by press, radio, television and online advertising, Male, dob 15/12/12, Ginger and White with a major round Clyde is a soft little guy in both fur and of national print personality. He is gentle and very affectionate. He loves children and in fact advertisements anyone who will give him a snuggle. appearing tomorrow. Would love to be part of a family or an “I was very pleased individual’s companion. to see both the

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Federal Small Business Minister Gary Gray and his Shadow Minister Bruce Billson actively welcome the campaign so soon after it was launched,” Mr. Anderson said. “There is no doubt that politicians are seeing the groundswell of support that the campaign has received, and recognise that the Chamber movement across Australia has united for the first time in support of small business people that together are too big to ignore. “While we appreciate their support, words are not enough. We will be articulating how the next Federal Government can best support small business, and we will be following the response we receive and actively testing the real commitment political parties and candidates make to the 7 million Australians employed by small business. “We have already identified that the small business community is looking for reform in areas of government imposed costs and red-tape, employment regulations, tax compliance and infrastructure. “A line has been drawn in the sand. The two million small businesses across Australia now have a united voice that means those that don’t really take the needs of small businesses into account do so at their own political risk. The fact is, small business is too big to ignore,” Mr Anderson said.


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Pictured at the Cooma library banner competition presentation last week are, Mayor Dean Lynch, Miranda, Ivy, and Florance McGufficke, Chelsea Ray and Josh McDonald. Cooma Monaro Regional Library recently ran a creative art colouring in competition in search of three winning entries to put onto large banners, which will be placed outside the Cooma Library and outside the mobile library when it visits Bombala and Jindabyne. The Library ran the competition in conjunction with Cooma Monaro Shire council in order to encourage reading and to promote the library in the community. The competition was also fantastic as it got local children actively involved with the library. There were close to 100 entries from children across the

Monaro and the standard was very high. The three winners were presented with their certificates last Monday April 15. The winners were Florance, Ivy and Miranda McGufficke with a joint entry, Josh McDonald and Chelsea Ray. The winners and highly commended entries received gift vouchers from the Pages of Life Bookshop. The three winning banners were printed by South East Printing and are currently on display in the meeting room of the Cooma Monaro Regional Library

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Dalgety bridge works proposal


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Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is planning the major rehabilitation of Dalgety Bridge over the Snowy River on the Jindabyne - Dalgety Road. Rehabilitation is required to minimise future maintenance costs and prolong the life of the bridge. The NSW Government has allocated $4.5 million for this essential work. RMS recognises that Dalgety Bridge is of historic, technical, economic and social significance to the Dalgety community. As a result RMS has undertaken significant consultation with owners of the bridge Snowy River Shire Council to reach agreement on the scope of the rehabilitation work to be undertaken by RMS, including preserving the historic visual identity of the bridge. The rehabilitation work will include: â&#x20AC;˘ Replacement of existing timber abutments and piers in the approach spans. â&#x20AC;˘ Replacement of the timber deck on the approach and truss spans with like-for-like materials. RMS is continuing to work closely with Snowy River Shire Council to gain an understanding of the needs of the community to ensure all efforts are made to minimise the impact and disruption caused by the rehabilitation on the Dalgety community. Key components of the work, including replacing the timber decking and rehabilitation of the abutments and piers, cannot be completed without a full closure of the bridge to traffic and pedestrians. RMS recognises the








adverse impact bridge closures will have on the community and will consult with the community to finalise the work program to minimise these impacts. Work Schedule To minimise the full closures of the bridge required to complete the work RMS proposes to undertake the rehabilitation in stages. Based on feedback provided by Snowy River Council and taking into consideration the constraints of the work methodology, RMS is proposing to undertake the rehabilitation work using a combination of no-closure, partial closure and full closure periods. Next steps RMS is continuing to investigate options to minimise the amount of full closures required to complete the rehabilitation work including the use of a Mabey bridge system. A temporary Mabey bridge could potentially be placed at the ends of the bridge to cover the gap between the bridge abutments and bridge spans while work is being done on the abutments and piers. The Mabey bridge would allow light vehicles access across the bridge in the mornings and evenings. Further information will be available as these investigations progress. RMS is also investigating options to provide pedestrian access alongside the bridge for the duration of the work. RMS will consult the community and ask for their feedback on their preferred timing and the impact on the proposed work. Feedback from the community and stakeholders will assist RMS to develop a schedule of work that reduces the impact of the rehabilitation work on the community. Further information will be sent to the community shortly. The work is expected to begin late 2013 but is dependent on the outcomes of consultation.


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IRON MAN 3: Rated M, 2 hrs 15 mins Screening: Thursday & Super Tuesday @ 5.45pm & 8.30pm. Friday @ 3pm, 5.45pm & 8.30pm. Saturday & Sunday @ 12.15pm, 3pm, 5.45pm & 8.30pm.

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The stirring words of Banjo Patersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Man From Snowy Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; make it arguably the best-known Australian bush ballad ever written. The poem is well known and much loved as folklore but has never been examined for its factual accuracy. In a new book â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Searching for The Man from Snowy Riverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by W.F (Bill) Refshauge the question of if there actually is a real Man from Snowy River is finally addressed. Author Bill Refshauge argues that after reading the book â&#x20AC;&#x153;you will never think of the poem the same way again.â&#x20AC;? Searching for The Man from Snowy River was launched at Cooma Library last Tuesday April 16 and the attendance was huge. During his research for the book Mr Refshauge received a lot of help from Monaro locals Cheryl May and Neville Locker who both have a lot of local knowledge and have thoroughly researched the poem. Author of the book, W.F (Bill) Refshauge is a retired sheep farmer who now lives in Queanbeyan, Cheryl May, Bill Refshauge and Neville Locker at the book launch. NSW but also owns a bit of land near Nimmitabel. He has degrees in Philosophy and Demography but says that he has greater affection for his woolof Patersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, a number of characters proposed as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; classing certificate. He has written a number of books and articles are reviewed and their claims assessed. However a final answer to including Barcroft Boake. the question â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who was The Man?â&#x20AC;? turns out to be more difficult to By using the hints provided in the poem, as well as knowledge answer than expected. Many people, especially those with family history in the Snowy River area, have a lot of passion about this topic and some even feel they can lay claim to being related to The Man from Snowy River. It becomes obvious through reading the book that the poem is not totally fantasy but also not totally fact. The book outlines that a letter was found which was addressed to Banjo Paterson from a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr Clancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wondering if perhaps Clancy of the overflow was based on his family member. Paterson wrote back to the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr Clancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; character outlining that Clancy of the Overflow is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;typeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; not an individual. This makes it quite blatant that there may have been a person who spurred the story however the character and his personality were most likely a total invention. This means that the same could be said for the rest of the characters in the poem, including The Man from Snowy River. Whilst investigating each real person who is a possibility as being the inspiration behind â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the researchers Bill, Cheryl and Neville used a certain criteria whilst exploring historic documents. The only man who they believe meets all of the criteria is Charles Lachlan Mckeahnie, however it is not certain that Banjo Paterson had ever met this man before he wrote the poem. What a lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know is that the poem was published in 1890 but was not recognised until 1895 when it was published again by Angus and Robertson. However between these tlocal native plants, including alpine varieties five years it was discovered that there were many changes made to the poem including its location. tretail & wholesale tube stock growers But this still leaves many questions to be tadvanced plants, ideal for gardeners & landscapers answered. Was the Man from Snowy River Charlie Mckeahnie? Was it Jack Riley? Or was The Man tfarm tree specialists, including suppliers of From Snowy River simply a figment of Banjo exotic species for windrows â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cypres pine Patersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagination? The only thing that is sure is that the poem celebrates the history of stockmen tqualified horticulturist in this area and also of our distinct identity as a tDeliveries to Jindabyne & Cooma areas nation. If you want to unlock secrets about the poem, the characters within in it and about Banjo Peterson himself then you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on reading this thoroughly captivating book by Bill Refshauge available at the Cooma Library or at Bookshops.



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Heritage raffle winners The Easter heritage raffle was drawn by Noelene Dahler-McLean on April 18 at the the Jindabyne CWA meeting. The winners were: 1st prize (oil painting by Debbie Wilson) M. Green; 2nd prize (framed historic photograph of old Jindabyne) R Woodhouse; and 3rd prize (rustic side table) A Hutchenson. On behalf of the Snowy Alpine Heritage Association, Greta Jones and Rosemary Stewart-Beardsley would like extend our gratitude to the Jindabyne branch of the CWA who allowed us the use of their hall. It was a perfect location and their help was very much appreciated. We would also like to thank Debbie Wilson, Richard Nutt, and Mitre 10 Jindabyne for their Greta Jones explains the Snowy Alpine Heritage Exhibition to a Sydney visitor. generous donations towards the raffle. laminating. Thanks are also due to all those who helped make the exhibition Lastly, without the big-hearted personal contributions from such a success, especially Noelene Dahlen-Maclean and Jan family members of the men who volunteered to take part in the Owens for the wonderful material they made available for the First World War Men From Snowy River recruitment march, the exhibition, Richard Nutt for his help with photographs, and exhibition would have been without the personal stories which Gordon Jenkinson of Kosciusko First National Real Estate for brought it all to life. Thank you all. what must have seemed like an endless stream of requests for

Council to spend more on roads Cooma-Monaro Shire council has allocated $80,000 for urgent gravel re-sheeting on the Jerangle Road. The issue was raised at the April 8 council meeting held at Michelago. Funding for the work will come from the Roads Maintenance Budget for the 2012/13 financial year Roads to Recovery Budget. In a report, council was advised Jerangle Road is one of Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal Rural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collectorâ&#x20AC;? Roads providing a link between the communities of Bredbo and Captains Flat, and providing access to residents along its 60km length, of which 49km is unsealed. The road users and Council Staff have identified a section of the road surface from 0.96km to 2.46km east of Bundarra Road, which has deteriorated to the point where the exposed rocky sub-grade presents both a safety hazard to road users, and a high risk of vehicle damage. Councils 2012/2013 gravel re-sheeting program for Jerangle Road has been completed, and Council Staff have estimated the required additional budget to address this at $80,000. As more gravel is required to provide a safe pavement which meets the minimum level of service required and the expectations of the community, it is proposed to fund the required works by the inclusion of the project in Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012/2013 Roads to Recovery Program.

Council also voted to spend $100,000 to continue work on its Rural Unsealed Maintenance Grading Budget The $100,000 will be allocated fromm Infrastructure Replacement Reserves be approved, to the current 2012/2013 financial year Rural Unsealed Maintenance Grading Budget. Council was advised its gravel road maintenance grading program is underfunded each year with the outcome that either the required maintenance grading is not fully completed, or budget allocations for other required maintenance tasks are reallocated to meet this shortfall. Traditionally the assets which suffer this reduced expenditure are gravel re-sheeting, bitumen resealing, footpath and drainage maintenance, which unfortunately results in a lowering of the level of service provided by these assets. This financial year due to compounded deterioration of these assets, Council has been required to not only spend the available 2012/2013 allocated budget, but to utilise other sources such as additional Council funding for gravel re-sheeting, and Footpath maintenance, and Road to Recovery funding for gravel resheeting. This problem has been exacerbated by the general deterioration of the gravel road network which has occurred over the past three to four years, which has not met the eligibility criteria for disaster funding, and is not able to be addressed under the annual maintenance budget.

Emergency services reports Cooma Ambulance Station report a car accident on the Snowy Mountains Highway near Middlingbank last Thursday April 18. At 9:55pm a 16-year-old female learner driver in a sedan collided with a semi trailer. The 16-year old driver suffered non-life threatening facial injuries including a laceration to the cheek and possible fractures and was admitted to Cooma Hospital along with a second passenger suffering only minor injuries. The two other passengers in the sedan and passengers in the semi-trailer didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t suffer any injuries. Cooma Police and the RFS also attended and are continuing investigations into the accident. A woman in her 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was taken to Canberra Hospital after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of last Friday April 19. This woman was extremely lucky to receive special thrombolytic medication, which has only been used by Cooma for a few months and is being used as part of a new program where there has recently been a massive rollout of the drug. Jindabyne ambulance station reported a female tourist who was visiting the Snowy Mountains with family becoming seriously injured from falling off a horse on Saturday morning at 10am. The female was flown to Canberra Hospital in the Southcare Helicopter with potential pelvic and rib injuries. Police reported four incidents where cars were broken into in the main streets of Cooma during the night of Tuesday April 16. A car was broken into near a business premises in Commissioner Street and someone attempted to force the ignition but failed.

Another car in Sharp Street was broken into and a small amount of cash and a GPS unit was stolen. A third vehicle was broken into in Sharp Street around the same period on time as the other two. The Toyota Prado had the side window smashed and fishing rods and a laptop was taken. The fourth vehicle that was broken into was stolen. The door lock and ignition was forced but the vehicle was then found abandoned the next day in Wonga Street at 9am. Police are still investigating each incident and are asking that people come forward with any information or call crime stoppers. A 21-year-old man from Nimmitabel was pulled over for a random breath test by Bombala police at Bombala River, Creewah. The man tested positive for alcohol and was taken back to Bombala police station for further testing where he was found to have a mid-range blood alcohol reading of 0.127. The manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence has been suspended and he was given a court notice. Cooma Police reported attended the old St Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Infants Campus in Mittagang Road where a 15-year-old and an 18-yearold man were found inside the premises. The two males were reported to have broken windows and vandalised the building on Saturday night. The males were arrested soon after. Police are still making enquiries in regards to the vandalism.


/$1'9$/8(6$1' &281&,/5$7(6 Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that time of the year when Council commences the process of revenue policy determination through its budget setting, involving the combination of rates, charges, fees and pricing policies needed to fund the services it provides to the community. With regards to rate setting, the NSW Valuer General supplies land values to Councils to use in their models to calculate rates. These are supplied every three years to ensure that economic changes in the local property market are reflected in the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rate model, ensuring fairness and equity for ratepayers. Land values refer to the value of your land only. It does not include your home or other structures and improvements on the land. The next valuation is due on 1 July 2013. Property owners who feel that the valuation of their property is not correct should contact the Valuer General in the first instance on 1800 110 038 or web page It should be noted that fluctuations in land values do not necessarily lead to similar changes in the rates, as Council rates also depend on rating structures, category of use, and the limits imposed to increases set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, known as "rate pegging". This year the rate peg increase has been set at 3.4%. This is the maximum by which Councils may increase their overall rate income over the previous yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income, and is subject to audit. Within the land use categories of residential, business, farmland or mining, Council uses a two part rating system, comprised of a base amount and an â&#x20AC;&#x153;ad valoremâ&#x20AC;? amount, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ad valoremâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meaning calculated according to the value of the property. By using a base amount, the amount of rate charged based on the property value is reduced. Using a wholly "ad valorem" system would create an unacceptably uneven distribution of costs, whereby owners of highly valued land would pay significantly higher rates, since the value of a property is not necessarily an indication of the means of the owner. Using a rate method with a base amount assists to flatten the incidence of rates across the ratepayers, and reduce the magnitude of variations. For further information regarding any aspect of Council's rating procedure, you are invited to contact the Rates Clerk on 02 6455 1722.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

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This weekend should be a big one for Cooma Public School, with its sesquicentenary celebrations. Indications are there will be many exstudents and teachers coming back to Cooma for the occasion. Over 150 years, there have been thousands of pupils who have attended the school. If they ALL turned up on Saturday, it would be a pretty crowded old school yard. The Postman would have liked to have seen a couple of things re-enacted at the reunion; one would be the free school milk which used to be on offer. To add authenticity, the milk, plain, chocolate, strawberry and lime (banana wasn’t a great favourite, really), could be left under a tree - slightly in the sun - until it just started to turn. Another could be a vigaro competition – if anyone can remember the rules. If not, just tip and run… Or, there could be a fire-lighting competition. The Postman distinctly remembers some teachers were much better than others at getting potbelly stoves alight on frosty winter mornings. But congratulations to our region’s oldest school. There are an awful lot of ex-pupils who have done very well, based on that primary education (even if some of us did fail Scripture…) Good to see Bates Bridge officially opening up again this Saturday. Now, the work on the Dalgety bridge might be a different matter…

Editor, I am very pleased that the new $1 million Cooma Renal Dialysis Unit has gone out to tender and the community is step closer to getting the health facilities they deserve. It makes me truly proud to be part of a State Government that’s willing to put its money where its mouth is and get things done. This announcement is the latest in a string of health care investments that the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government have made in Cooma. I have been pushing since I was elected to get a better deal for the regions and in recent weeks we have seen a further $65,000 for new Ultrasound equipment and $55,000 for an upgrade to the Nurses Quarters in Cooma. The NSW Government is making real change and moving away from the Sydney-centric Labor we endured for many years. The new unit, which was my election commitment, will consist of four Renal

Dialysis Chairs, an Isolation Bay for those who require quarantine and an interview room with videoconference capability to allow patients to meet with medical professionals remotely as well as in person. This is an outstanding result for Cooma and the surrounding region and will greatly improve the quality of life for many local residents. Many in the community were disappointed, during the 2011 State election campaign when the former Labor Member said this satellite dialysis facility was not needed and would never happen. Now that the project is out to tender, I am pleased that the community’s will is winning out against bureaucratic objections. We need better health care services in our region and I won’t accept ‘no’ as an answer. John Barilaro MP Member for Monaro

A wonderful reunion

Editor, Congratulations to Marie Cox, her helpers and all those involved in organising the Cooma North Public school 60th reunion that was held over the Easter weekend. Also congratulations to The Monaro Post for featuring a specially prepared school reunion supplement in The Monaro Post, featuring many past and later school photos and interesting students stories. The school opened in 1953 and many of us were privileged to attend the school when it first opened. Previously we had to go to the Cooma Public School until the Cooma North Primary School was built. The Cooma Public School is also going to celebrate the 150th anniversary and reunion later this month on April 27 and 28. Sadly, many past students and teachers have now passed away. Seeing old school photos of them brought back many nostalgic and fond memories. This could be the last school reunion for many of us older past students as the next, the 70th, in 10 years time is a long way off and many of us are now ‘getting on’ in years. Cooma North Public School would have been one of the most multicultural schools in NSW or even Australia in the 1950s and 1960s. Many students were from migrant families whose parents had come to Cooma and the region to work on the new, mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme. Many had left Europe and the far east, such as China after the end of World War Two and were accepted as migrants by the Australian Government. Many students could not speak English when they first attended the school. However, surprisingly quickly they picked up the language and had interesting foreign accents as they still spoke their mother tongue with their parents at home and this influenced their English accents. The names of the migrant children were strange, bizarre, very odd sounding, difficult to pronounce and spell. Many students had to help their parents to learn the new language as many found it an extremely difficult language to learn, especially for older

parents. The migrant students and the Australian students integrated well with each other, to form a coherent, stable and peaceful group of students who generally got on well with each other.’There were very few ethnic conflicts between the students, considering the school had opened approximately 10 years after the end of World War Two. The parents of many of the students had been from countries that had been enemies during the war. Many of the past students are parents themselves today and have children who also attend the school. What a contrast it is from the 1950 and 1960s to today. Back then, there was no TV, CDs, DVDs, videos, computers, calculators, mobile phones. Some families had fixed line phones but these were used sparingly as they were expensive to use. Children then had mainly radio (many stories and radio serials), pictures on a Saturday afternoon matinee at the former Monaro Theatre and then the new Savoy Theatre which opened in 1958, books, comics, vinyl records, many varied hobbies and children played more sports and ride bicycles more. Life was much simpler and quieter too. Most to nearly all shops closed on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday. Children of all ages walked freely to and from school, with little to no adult supervision, not like today. Many families could not afford cars in the 1950s and early 1960s. Attending Cooma North Primary School was the laying down of a firm and a strong foundation for our future lives, and preparing many of us to go to Monaro High School and then beyond. Many of us are now looking forward to the Monaro High School 60th reunion to be held in 2014 to once again meet former students friends and compare our separate and varied life journeys. A beautiful and magnificent fine art coloured print of the school, from an original drawing by Andrew Dawes was available as a treasured souvenir of the reunion. I King, Cooma

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Cannon now fully restored John Britton Who said it was stolen? It was only taken away by the Cooma Lions Club to de-mount, de-moss, replace the timber of the wheels and repaint. A long task. Originally the cannon was obtained in 1969 when John Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien was president of the Lions Club from the Australian War Memorial and installed in the Campbell Street Lions Park. With the development of Cooma War Memorial precinct, it was moved from Lions Park to the present position. Some years ago the wheels were sent to a wheelwright for repairs however the timber rotted and had to be replaced. These repairs were


carried out at the Cooma TAFE by Chris Reeks and John Britton. Keith Bottom carried out the cranage, Mick Tinnock gave the club storage, Shane Crowe helped with the wheels, Terry Kaufline carried out the spray painting and many more did the cleaning. This cannon has a significant Australian Military History as it was captured by the Australian Light Horse in Palestine during World War Two from Turkish Troops who were then a German ally. It was manufactured in 1915 by the Krups Manufacturing Company in Germany and used by the Turks against allied forces throughout Palestine.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Vale: Enid Roberts 1929- 2013 Enid Roberts (nee Kennedy) was born in Delegate 84 years ago, the second child of Bill and Ivy Kennedy. Her family moved to Bombala when she was young. Her â&#x20AC;&#x153;edificationâ&#x20AC;? as she would say was limited because of hip problems that she

was born with, she needed quite a few operations and long hospital stays, which continued throughout her life. When she left school Enid worked as a waitress and as an usher at the local picture theatre, but loved working at the Bombala Telephone Exchange as

a telephonist, she would recall many a memory of her time there. No sports were allowed for her but she could dance the waltz and loved it. She learnt to embroider, knit, sew, and cook. When she married Stan Roberts they lived all their married life in Bombala, four children were born to them, Gloria (who passed away 4 at four days of age), Kaye, YE AR Debbie, and Owen. Before W Stan sadly passed away in AR RA 1991 they had become very NT Y* proud grandparents. A move to Cooma took place, a new life, to be close to her daughter Kaye. She joined a craft group at Bunyan, she loved attending the group and coped well considering she had severe arthritis which limited her work but not her enjoyment. Her flat was always adorned with ornaments, dolls, and bears that she had painted and made HEADS herself. The paint colour, t 1PXFSFECZ)POEBT4USPLFDD Pompadour Red, has BOEDD&OHJOFT become Enidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own t %FMJWFSTATUBSUTmSTUUJNFFWFSZUJNF colour to all who attended SFMJBCJMJUZBOETVQFSJPSQFSGPSNBODF the group. Many new friends were made during CULTIVATOR her craft years, she loved them all. CULTIVATOR Eventually Enid required $ care so she moved to RRP Yallambee, she continued to go to craft but when she

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could no longer attend it just happened that the wonderful lady that ran the craft classes at Bunyan began to hold classes at Yallambee as well. Yallambee was home to Enid, she loved her four years there and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to leave but her body was in need of higher care. For just over 12 months Enid was in care at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre where she shared a room with Kay and they became good friends. Enid passed away on March 11, 2013. She had to leave her remaining siblings (her sister Cath passed away in 1999), Heather and her partner Ray, Brian and his wife Gay; her children and their spouses Kaye and Tim, Debbie and Lance, Owen and Christine; her grandchildren and their spouses and partners Tanya and Leigh, Tennille and David, Dannielle and Mark, Corey and Leanne, Renee and Michael, Jennifer and James, and Mark. Enid was fortunate to experience the joy of being a great grandmother, she was known as Grammie to Kaye and Timâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandchildren Zachary and Kaleb. She was a cherished aunty to her many nephews and nieces. Enid was laid to rest next to her first born Gloria and not far from Stan in the Bombala cemetery on March 13, 2013. No more pain and no more suffering; Mum, as you would say, we love you from the bottom of our hearts, we will all miss your smile and laugh, love you dear!






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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Vale: Adrian Studley 1934-2013 Adrian Studley was farewelled by more than 300 mourners including his family, relatives, friends and members of the farming, business, skiing and horse riding communities, at St Thomasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church, Moonbah, on Monday April 15. During the service led by Father Peter Miller, Bruce Hawkins delivered the following eulogy: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adrian John Studley was born in Narrandera on October 19, 1934 and spent his early life on the family wheat and sheep farm, firstly at Colinroobie near Narrandera, and later on a second farm near Griffith in the early days of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme. In 1940 his father, Brian and mother, Rita decided to move to the cooler climate of the Monaro and chose a farm at Bungarby. Adrian was 6 years old. At the time there were too few children in the area to warrant the provision of a teacher for the local school, and so for several years Adrian was taught by correspondence under the guidance of his mother until the school finally reopened â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is with one classroom, one teacher, and six different grades. His secondary education, however, was more structured as he was able to stay with his Aunt Dawn in Melbourne and attend Melbourne Grammar School, until, in 1952, he moved on to the Hawkesbury Agricultural College where he gained his Diploma in Agriculture. His return to the farm after college did not start well, as he and his mate, Bill King, bought an old car for the return journey, which proved to be a failure â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it had several punctures and broke down a number of times along the way. The journey, which should have taken them one day took them four and they had to be towed home by a tractor for the last five miles or so. After that, apart from building a full sized aeroplane from scratch and surviving unscathed from rolling a tractor whilst digging a silage pit, Adrian settled into farm life, adding practical experience to the theories he had learnt at College. In 1963 he married his first wife, Janice, purchased the farm next door, named Mimosa, and was soon the proud father of his son David, who like Adrian, was a talented sportsman and skier. Sadly, however, the marriage was not to last and he and Janice eventually parted. Adrian was first introduced to skiing in the late 1940â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when his father took the boys to the Old Hotel, which we today know as Sponars, and where they received instruction from another pioneer of Australian skiing, Danny Collman. The Kerry Course where they skied had no lift and it was not until they moved up to Smiggins, sometime later, that they were able to experience the relative luxury of a rope tow. Eventually, in the mid fifties, the boys moved to the Chalet and joined the Kosciusko Alpine Club where they took part in, and gained, the Golden Eagle Award â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is 1 mile in 1 minute â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or in modern language â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100kph over that sustained distance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a feat which is difficult enough today â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but then, with wooden skis and lace up boots, it was a demonstration of the utmost skill and courage. However, in order to improve his skiing even further, in 1958 Adrian went to Kitzbuhel in Austria and worked for three months in the ski school there. He returned the wonderful skier that we remember. He then became involved in the building of Alpenrose Lodge in the newly developing Thredbo Resort. He also became heavily involved in the development of the Thredbo Ski Patrol

where he remained a member for many years. In the late 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Adrian sold his farm and moved closer to the snow - coming to live in East Jindabyne. His son, David, was rapidly emerging as an elite skier and Adrian became immersed in junior skier development, undertaking many trips to the United States in order to give the kids the best preparation for competitive ski racing. Adrian was president of the Thredbo Ski Racing Club during 1979, 1980 and 1981. Tragically, in 1981 David was killed in a car accident and Adrian was faced with the unimaginable task of overcoming the loss of the son that he both loved and admired. Fortunately brighter things lay ahead and in 1985 Adrian and Nikki were married and their daughter Susie came along soon afterwards, also in possession of those wonderful skiing genetics! They also entered into a business enterprise, combining their talents of good organisation, hard work and culinary skills to open and operate Nikkiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kiosk in Smiggin Holes, which they did successfully for a number of years until they eventually decided to take a small step back from the intensity of our winter season. They did not, however, stop working â&#x20AC;&#x201C; quite the contrary â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and for Adrian, in addition to assisting Nikki in the management of several Jindabyne restaurants, that meant, initially, driving shuttle buses in the resorts for Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bus Lines, supporting Nikki in their small but highly successful Arabian stud operation, and establishing his own property management business, finally becoming the relief driver for Elgas distribution throughout the mountains and where, as with all his ventures and associations, he was held in very high esteem. On the leisure side of things, Adrian, who had been an excellent tennis player in his youth, always loved playing golf and a good game of cards, and had recently rekindled his love of horse riding, forming a great partnership with a gelding that Nikki and he had bred. When thinking of words to describe Adrian, many adjectives spring to mind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all of them good. He was calm, gentle and kind, he was wise and resourceful, possessing a resolve and determination that got things done and his energy and enthusiasm belied his years, he was a wonderful friend and great mate and above all he was a devoted and supportive husband and father, and he epitomised all that is good in human nature.â&#x20AC;? As a foundation member of the Thredbo Ski Patrol, Adrian became a committee member of the Thredbo Ski Patrol in 1959, and elected Captain in 1968 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a position which he held for ten years or so. Life Member of the Thredbo Volunteer Ski Patrol, Peter Jeffery, wrote: â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Captain, Adrian maintained high standards and his patrollers responded to his leadership.. ... A wonderful skier, a very good akja runner and instructor, he was first to really test out a trainee by pushing from the back of the akja.â&#x20AC;? Following the funeral service 12 Thredbo Ski Patrollers formed a guard of honour as Adrianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coffin left the church for a private cremation. He is mourned for by his wife, Nicole and daughter Susie, family and his many friends.


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Farewell Rob Kneller â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1954-2013

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The celebration of the life of Robert John Kneller. Lake Jindabyne provided a fitting backdrop to farewell Robert John Kneller at the Community Shell, on Friday, April 17. Tributes were paid to Ron whose life tragically ended at 59 years, when an excavator rolled on him at Schlink Pass above Guthega. The big loves in Ronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life were his family, his work and his machinery, Guthega and the Snowy Mountains. It was fitting that his smart low loader

transported the coffin to the Jindabyne Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Memorial Cemetery. The large crowd of approximately 300 people who attended the service on such a bleak day, was witness to the high degree of Robâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skill as a plumber, professionalism and popularity. His wife Sarah, Scott and Luke would to thank those who gathered to remember and celebrate Robâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life.


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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Rudge motor cycle rally success On Saturday April 13, the Rudge Motor Cycle Enthusiasts Club (Australian Chapter) held their 25th rally in Cooma and the Snowy Mountains. The rally included 22 Rudge only motor cycle riders and several pillion passengers. The oldest Rudge was a 1927 500cc TT replica, the


same type of bike that won the TT Isle of Mann Grand Prix of the same year. The rally started from Cooma with a ride to Adaminaby with a visit and tour of the Snowy Museum and an inspection of the large collection of machinery and equipment used in the construction of the scheme. The tour concluded with a video presentation of the scheme’s construction, followed by a very enjoyable morning tea provided by local museum members. Leaving Adaminaby the rally travelled to Buckenderra Tourist Park for a well –


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earned and most enjoyable lunchbreak. After lunch they travelled to Berridale for a fuel stop and then onto Dalgety and a scenic ride along Bobundara and Myalla Roads back to Cooma Tourist Park. The weather and road conditions were great for riding old motor bikes with no one lost over the entire rally. On Saturday night, participants all met at the Red Cactus Restaurant for dinner and presentations. A most enjoyable night was had by all. Sunday’s ride took us to Numeralla and onto Countegany and return to Cooma with a stop at the Cooma Historic car Club for morning tea and a tour and inspection of the club’s facilities before loading up all bikes and equipment and heading home to Queensland, Victoria, South Australian and other parts of NSW. The feedback receives from all Rudge members that they had a most enjoyable weekend and were very impressed with the hospitality as well as Cooma, the surrounding district and our lovely autumn and changing colours. The best comment from all was that they will return soon.

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Council invites quotations from suitably qualified tradesmen for the provision of labour, plant & equipment for the Cooma CBD upgrade works (as per concept plans), (e.g. demolition, concreting, paving, formwork, reo fixing, temporary works, rockwork, brick & block laying, painting, landscaping, traffic control, conduiting, services repairs & relocations and the like) on an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;as and when requiredâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basis for the period of the project estimated to be two (2) years. (Some after hours and night work will be an essential part of the project works.)

For any enquiries relating to the above contract please contact Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Engineering Services Division on (02) 6455 1777. Tender documents may be obtained by emailing au, or contacting Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Engineering Division by telephone (02) 6455 1801 or documents can be collected from Council Offices between 8.35am and 4.45pm. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Quotations will be received by the undersigned until 4.00pm on Thursday JOHN VUCIC 9 May 2013, from suitably qualified GENERAL MANAGER tradespersons.


Work has commenced on the Old Dry Plains Road intersection with the Snowy Mountains Highway. The intersection will be sealed and new box culverts installed on Old Dry Plains Road. Weather permitting the work should be completed by 17 May. The driveway to Cooma Steel has been moved 150 metres further west on the highway.


Pictured is a Council officer investigating the best location to install a davit arm base at one of the confined spaces at the Cooma Water Treatment Plant. This is to mitigate Work Health and Safety risks while working in confined spaces. repairs

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Snowy River Real Estate: helping young families take their first steps in buying property A significant number of young families are taking full advantage of all that the Snowy River Shire has to offer, deciding to make the region their home. It seems though, before education, medical and lifestyle services, first and foremost on the list of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefits to young families, is affordable housing prices. Patrick Sacco, Director of Snowy River Real Estate has witnessed the influx of families first-hand having sold a large number of both low and medium cost houses in the recent months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Affordable houses are attracting young buyers; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s especially good to see because now, economically speaking is an excellent time to buy property,â&#x20AC;? says Patrick. As a real estate agent, Patrick understands the importance of helping first-time/young buyers overcome both the usual and unusual hurdles of buying a property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buying property can actually be a lot of fun, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be stressfulâ&#x20AC;? Patrick says â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to stay abreast of each sale to make sure the process runs smoothly. If I can ensure a new purchaser has a positive first experience they will be more confident when buying property in the futureâ&#x20AC;?.

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Located an approx 2 hour drive away from Canberra, Pine Lodge is two self-contained Ground Floor Level feature & self-catered holiday units nestled within Anglers Reach in the Snowy Mountains. The â&#x20AC;˘ Lock up garage ground level is also available either as another holiday rental or live in residence â&#x20AC;˘ Games room Both units feature â&#x20AC;˘ Two bedrooms â&#x20AC;˘

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5 large water tanks give the property an abundance of water and a further bonus is the solar power generated from the solar panels back into the grid. This usually subsidizes most of the power used by the units. All three kitchens have been renovated and the units come fully furnished, we have a contents list available to any serious buyers. This makes these units ready to rent out immediately. Both units overlook the beauty of Lake Eucembene, Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier trout lake and are ideal for those interested in fishing, exploring the rugged terrain of Kosciusko National Park, and skiing at Mt Selwyn during the winter months.

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Hayley Lee owner of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hayleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cakes & Event Hireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is donating her event hire for the Cooma Public School Cocktail night fundraiser to help set the scene and get the night off to a great start. Items such as: ceiling canopy, back drop, fairy lights, easel, table centrepieces, red carpet, mirror bases, tea light candles, chair covers, chair sashes and table skirting will be donated for the night. Hayley grew up in Cooma, married and has now started a young family of her own. Always being a creative person and perfectionist lead her into the world of event decorating and taking up the hobby of cake decorating along the way. Hayley has been running her small and now very fast growing business from her home for the past five years here in Cooma and now branching out servicing the Snowy Mountains, Canberra region and South Coast with her beautifully decorated cakes and elegant wedding and event hire. Hayley provides beautiful and unique hand sculpted cakes for any occasion, scrumptious cupcakes and delicious Cake Pops. Hayley also provides a one-stop event hire for all events be it a small afternoon tea, birthday, engagement, wedding or funeral/wake to add the special personal touches that make all the difference. You will find a unique selection of wedding and event hire and Hayley can tailor these to suit your budget, personality & individual needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work closely with my clients so I can uniquely style their wedding, special event or party hire into an everlasting memory,â&#x20AC;? Hayley explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I work closely with other businesses in and around town to give my customers the best

Hayle Lee. resources I possibly can to make their event everything they imagine. I provide and help organise: music, bands, catering, special effects, transport, celebrants, venues and much more.â&#x20AC;? Contact Hayley today to book your next event. Ph: 6452 4114 Mobile: 0432 873 401

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A celebration of those who have battled cancer The chance to remember loved ones lost Your opportunity to fight back! - A community event that makes a difference

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Cancer Council NSW is looking for enthusiastic & passionate individuals and professionals who are interested in joining our local Relay For Life volunteer organising committee and being a part of this special community event! This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, gain valuable experience whilst having fun in your local community! Committee roles include: ¡ Media & Marketing ¡ Sponsorship & Fundraising ¡ Secretary ¡ Catering & Logistics ¡ Entertainment & Ceremony production ¡ Health Promotion Meeting at the Youth Hub, 5:30pm Wednesday 1 May at 39 - 41 Vale Street Cooma For more information, please feel free to contact: Sarah Flynn Ph: 02 6492 1805 Mob: 0407 944 303 Email:

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150 Years Of St Andrew’s Catholic Church Nimmitabel In the Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 24 April, 1862 the following notice appeared: TENDERS WANTED. - Tenders will be received for the ERECTION of a Roman Catholic CHURCH, at Nimitybelle, until 30th of May 1862. Plans and specifications may be seen at the architect’s office, St. Mary’s, Sydney; at Rev. M. M’Ilroy’s, C.P., Goulburn; at A. McDonald’s, Nimmitybelle, to whom all tenders must be addressed. The Committee do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. A.M’DONALD, secretary. Nimitybelle, 19th April, 1862. So began the process which led to the erection of St Andrew’s Catholic Church at Nimmitabel which was opened on September 24, 1865. Sunday July 14, 2013 will be 150 years to the day since the Foundation Stone was laid and blessed. This date will mark the first stage in our celebrating 150 years of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Nimmitabel . This year’s celebration will take the form of a Mass at noon on Sunday, 14 July, 2013, followed by luncheon. Accounts from the Sydney Morning Herald of Monday, 27 July 1863 read: The foundation stone of a new Roman Catholic Church at Nimitybelle was laid by the Rev. P. Newman, pastor of Cooma, on the 14th instant. There was a very large attendance at the ceremony. The style of architecture is Gothic, and the edifice is considered a pleasing addition to this rising township. Although we would like to have a repetition of ‘a very large attendance’ we will be unable to view the foundation stone as it is believed to be under the current altar, since the addition of a sanctuary and porch in 1917 covered the stone. St Andrew’s stone church is the oldest existing Catholic Church on the Monaro and for many years was the church at the highest altitude.

People can be kept in touch with the planned celebrations and any historical information gathered by contacting the organising committee by email at or by phoning Sr Bernadette on 64546306. We would love to get copies of as many photos of the church and the school over the years as we can for a display on the day. These can be sent to St Joseph’s Convent, 3 Kirke Street, Nimmitabel 2631, or to the email address above. Every care will be taken of the photos and they will be returned to the owners.

Red Shield Appeal Doorknock CLAIRE’S CAROUSEL The Salvation Army is asking residents of Cooma and surrounding areas to donate their time to collect during its Red Shield Appeal Doorknock Weekend on 25-26 May 2013. “By donating a few hours of your time – either to collect or to help in many other ways – you will be helping us to assist thousands of Australians – including people in Comma and surrounds - who will do it tough in the year ahead,” says Cooma Salvation Army Captain Louise Nicholson. This year the Doorknock will be held over the weekend of the 25-26 May. Cooma resident Wendy HIndmarch volunteers her time each year: “I believe it to be a very worthwhile organisation that cares for people who really need care, that’s why I give my time every year.” The national goal for the Red Shield Appeal doorknock this year is $10.2 million with $20 thousand coming from Cooma and surrounding areas. “We can’t reach this goal without the help of generous Australians from every town and centre, who doorknock for us,” says Captain Nicholson. The doorknock is part of The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal, which aims to raise $79 million dollars across Australia. The money raised from the Red Shield Appeal helps The Salvation Army to assist

more than one million people a year to make ends meet – some of our services include providing food vouchers, helping with bill payments and facilitating no-interest loans to cover unexpected expenses “For some people on low incomes or government benefits, once they pay the rent they can have as little as $50 a week to live on,” says Captain Nicholson. “It doesn’t matter how frugal you are, or how good at budgeting – the money left after the rent is paid is simply not enough to cover a family’s basic needs.” The doorknock collection period runs from 17 – 31 May. By volunteering a few hours of your time you will be joining thousands of others like Wendy who are helping to make a difference in our community. “My husband and I have been volunteering for more than 30 years, we enjoy it” says Wendy, “most people have their contributions ready and waiting for us to knock!” People wishing to volunteer can call 13 SALVOS, log onto or contact their local Salvation Army on 6452 1798. To give to the Red Shield Appeal, call 13SALVOS, visit, donate at any Westpac branch or post your cheque to PO Box 9888 in your capital city.

Welcome, readers to my Carousel, please phone me on 64523137 email spray or mobile 0434 352 992 if you would like to share your social events or community happenings. FUNDRAISER Youth Concert next Sunday April 28at 2pm at St Paul’s Hall. Proceeds being donated to Cooma Hospital Auxiliary and St Pauls. You will be entertained by Amos Walker who sang in the performance of Les Miserables in Canberra and Tim Williamson, Pianist, together with many other performers. A delicious afternoon tea to follow. Tickets at Cooma Fabric Salon or door. LADIES FELLOWSHIP AFTERNOON An invitation for all ladies to meet at St Pauls Church Hall next Wednesday April 24 at 2pm for afternoon tea and a social chat. This is being organised by the Catholic Church Ladies Group. You will be made very welcome. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS Birthday Greetings are being sent to Geoff Bowland and Wilfried Kappel both community workers for our District. Wilfried enjoyed a luncheon at Cooma Ex-Services Club with family and

afternoon tea at his home with friends and Geoff a lunch with friends and a Rotary dinner at night as well as many calls from family and friends. Many happy returns of the day to you both. COMBINED DINNER MEETING Rotary Club of Cooma and Chamber of Commerce held a combined dinner meeting last Wednesday at Alpine Hotel with sixty guests present. The theme of the evening was working together for the good of the community and many ideas were forthcoming. Rotarian John King also spoke of the 60th Anniversary of Cooma Rotary this year. Celebrations will be held in October and projects discussed that will benefit our area and being donated by Cooma Rotary as part of their Celebration. FAREWELL AFTERNOON TEA Doris-May Ferguson who moved here in 2008 and is a popular member of Probus and Cooma Bridge Club will be departing next month to make her home at the Gold Coast near her family. She indeed will be missed but we wish her the very best. She enjoyed her afternoon tea with Elaine Mooney, Marilyn Watson and myself.

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6.00 Religion. 7.00 Totally Wild. 8.00 Totally Australia. 9.00 Good Chef. 10.00 Bolt Report. 10.30 Meet The Press. 11.30 Radar. (PG) 12.00 Rally Championship. 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Game Fishing. 3.00 Totally Australia. 4.00 Places We Go. 4.30 Meet The Press. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 8.30 Elementary. (M) 9.30 Graham Norton. 10.30 Mr & Mrs Murder. (M) 11.30 Movie: K-19: The Widowmaker. (2002) (M)

7.00 Children’s. 8.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.30 Insider. 9.00 Bold. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey. 11.00 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 8.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

7.00 Children’s. 8.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.30 Insider. 9.00 Bold. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey. 11.00 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Semifinal. First leg. Bayern Munich v Barcelona. Continued. 7.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 South Africa Walks. 6.30 News. 7.30 Wildest India: Himalayas – Surviving The Summits. 8.30 World’s Most Dangerous Roads. (M) 9.35 Borgen. New series. (M) 10.40 News. 11.15 Movie: The Girl On The Train. (2009) (M)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Semifinal. First leg. Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid. Continued. 7.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 South Africa Walks. 6.30 News. 7.30 Food Safari. 8.05 Gourmet Farmer. (PG) 8.35 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars. (PG) 9.30 One Born Every Minute USA. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.00 Champions League Hour. 12.00 Movie: Exit. (2006) (AV15+)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Semi-final. First leg. Basel v Chelsea. Continued. 7.15 WorldWatch. 2.10 Hong Kong News. 2.30 Living Black. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 South Africa Walks. 6.30 News. 7.35 Urban Secrets: Brighton. (PG) 8.30 Turn Back Time: The Family: Swinging ’60s. 9.35 As It Happened: Dambusters Fly Again. (PG) 10.35 News. 11.10 Movie: Portrait Of A Beauty. (2008) (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict. (PG) 2.55 Hiroshi Sugimoto. (PG) 3.55 Hidden History. (PG) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 James May’s Man Lab. (PG) 8.35 Lilyhammer. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Reluctant Infidel. (2010) (MA15+) Omid Djalili, Richard Schiff, Archie Panjabi. 11.25 Movie: Masquerades. (2008) (PG) Lyès Salem, Sarah Reguieg.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Al Jazeera. 1.30 Living Black. 2.00 Speedweek. 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 UEFA Champions League Magazine. 5.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Highlights. 5.30 Inspector Rex. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Treasures Of Ancient Rome – Warts ‘N’ All. (PG) 8.30 The Fabric Of The Cosmos: Universe Or Multiverse. 9.30 The Pig Farm. (M) 11.10 Movie: The Golden Door. (2006) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Il Mare. (2000) (PG) 2.45 Green Canyons. (PG) 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 Massive Moves. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Canal Walks. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Do I Drink Too Much? (PG) 9.30 Mad Men. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game. 11.30 SOS. (M) 12.05 Movie: Vares: Private Eye. (2004) (AV15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Victorian Pharmacy. (PG) 2.00 Barbados At The Races. 2.30 Biggest Chinese Restaurant In The World. (PG) 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Canal Walks. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Lex Marinos. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Road, Movie. (2009) (M) 12.50 Anna Pihl. (M)


WEDNESDAY 6.00 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Architects Of Change. 11.00 Big Ideas. (PG) 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 At The Movies. (PG) 2.00 Windows To Sandakan. (PG) 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs Abroad. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (PG) 8.30 QI. (PG) 9.00 Tractor Monkeys. 9.30 Elegant Gentleman’s Guide To Knife Fighting. 10.00 Thick Of It. (M) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Identity. (M) 12.20 Partners In Crime. (PG)


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Celebrating 150 Years

Cooma Public School celebrates its sesquicentenary this Saturday. The oldest school in the district, Cooma Public School (CPS) has seen generations of Monaro families educated, has been a mult-cultural melting pot for students from around the world, especially during the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme construction, was the first to provide high school (intermediate) clases and continues to provide quality education to local children. Recently, the whole school gathered to re-create an old photograph. Schoo’s Studio arranged and took the photograph. Schoo’s Studio also has a collection of old photos contributed by the community to celebrate the school’s 150th birthday. They will also be at the celebrations this Saturday, taking photographs of students and staff. The Monaro Post sincerely thanks Vicki and Theo Schoo for their assistance in sourcing historic photos for this feature, as well as Dorothy Venables and Ross Johnson for their contributions. Thanks also to all those who contributed their memories and anecdotes. Happy anniversary, everyone! 70




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An interesting 150 year history Cooma Public School opened on April 22, 1863, with an enrolment of 60 students under the supervision of Edmund Hewison. By 1874, the enrolment had risen to 79 and alterations to the original school building became necessary. In December 1874, the local board applied for the appointment of a pupil teachers and William Baker was given the position. During May 1880, the attendance at the school increased and the resident made an application for the appointment of a female assistant. This request was declined as the inspector considered the attendance was insufficient to warrant the appointment of another teacher. In November of the same year, an evening public school was opened. With the number of children in the area increasing, the problem of overcrowding at the school became acute. During April 1882, the teacher informed the Inspector that a school tent or other accommodation was urgently required. The inspector recommended that a new classroom be constructed without delay. During this process the pupils were to be accommodated in the weather shed and the premises of the recently closed Roman Catholic School. It appears that, with this temporary accommodation available, no further action was taken to erect the proposed new classroom. Although the problem of overcrowding was temporarily overcome, another problem still existed – lack of staff. The attendance had risen to 170 by June 1882 and the supervision of this number was shared by the Principal, Mr Yale and a pupil teacher, although in July 1882 a female assistant Annie Redmond, was appointed. During 1886, a new building

was erected on the school site, to accommodate the infants department which had been operating in rented premises. In January 1892, the school was raised to the status of a Superior Public School. In order to cope with the additional classes, another pupil teacher, Miss Frances Burch, was sent to Cooma. During 1894 it was decided that attendance did not warrant the existence of two departments and as a result the primary and infants departments were amalgamated. In April 1908, the Department of Public Instruction purchased one acre of land. On the eastern side of the school site, for the purpose of enlarging the playground. By January 1909, the teacher’s residence had been renovated and the infants classes moved to a new building so the old infants room could be converted into additional accommodation for the teacher’s family. Early in 1912, the school building was renovated and improvements were carried out to the playground. During this time the pupils were accommodated in the Odd Fellows Hall. Cooma was raised to District School status during 1920 and in June, 1923, the department agreed to erect a science room for the benefit of pupils studying the subject for an Intermediate Certificate. In June 1926, a tender was accepted for the renovation of the primary school and the construction of a new building fro the infants classes. In 1928, land was acquired to further enlarge to school site. In 1936, two more additions were made to the school area. During the 1930s, a course in agriculture was introduced into the school curriculum.

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section of the school. In 1963, three brick classrooms were constructed for the infants department and during 1969, stage two of the building schedule was completed. This consisted of eight brick classrooms to accommodate the primary pupils.

In connection with this the Cooma Hospital Board offered the Department the use of two blocks of land for practical agricultural pursuits. On June 1, 1950, Cooma was approved as an Intermediate High School and the headmaster made Since then, additional an application for a separate buildings have been erected, secondary department. In the 1960s, the building the latest of which is a new program at Cooma was school hall. intensified. Left: a photo of the school On March 12, 1962, two taken in about 1909, looking new timber classrooms were towards Nanny Goat Hill. occupied by the primary

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PHOTOGRAPHS Schooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio will be taking photographs of all ex students and teachers. They will be available to purchase for those wishing to do so.

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11.00am: Fete opens. Memorabilia exhibition in old hall. Vintage car display, chocolate wheels, sponge throwing at certain teachers (be there to find out who), coffee van, fully catered with barbecue, tea/coffee, cakes, snacks, tours of the school and lots more.

12.15: 1960â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12.30: 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12.45: 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.00: 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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1.30: Ancillary, P&C/Mothers Club 1.45: Teachers 2.00: Past and present school captains, Principals



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Interesting anecdotes from over the years... Cooma Public Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history contains some interesting and often amusing information.

1874 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Albert Yale took charge of the school and suddenly a report is made to the school that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the present building is n a most dilapidated state, with the fences down and the place almost inhabitable. The school was closed for a week while repairs were made. Student numbers increased overnight with 79 enrolled.

1865 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Restricted size of residence was subject of complaint. The two small rooms and detached kitchen was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;not sufficiently commodious to accommodate with decency, the teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family, consisting of eight persons.

1878 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Yale failed his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Class 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; examination, but allowance was made on the grounds that, in the last six months, eight members of his family had died.

1866 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Headmaster applied for transfer to Sydney as no approval for extension to living area granted. 1869 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Letter to council of education on size of residence â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not for schoolmasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s benefit but to take in country boarders, of whom there were at least 10 anxious to gain admission.

1929 Football team.

1871 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; still no joy for schoolmaster, with residence now housing 12 people. Having missed out on a transfer to Sydney, he applied to be examined for promotion, citing algebra, trigonometry, geometry, Latin and Geology as the subjects on which he was prepared to be tested. District Inspector declined request for promotion as he â&#x20AC;&#x153;believed Mr Hewison did not possess the necessary professional skill to entitle him to be admitted to examinationâ&#x20AC;?.

1882 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; rather drastic action considered, with schoolmaster requesting permission to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dismiss 100 childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; until more teachers available. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am physically incapable of contending with so large an attendance with the aid of only one pupil teacher.. for the past 12 months my average attendance has exceeded 100 and it is now about 170â&#x20AC;?. 1881- recommendation that a high school be established â&#x20AC;&#x201C; however, schoolmasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solution to overcrowding was labelled â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;premature and irregularâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

1871 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pupils are talkative and disorderly and not sufficiently attentive to their workâ&#x20AC;? reported school inspector of the 32 boys and 18 girls present, adding â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residence is too smallâ&#x20AC;?.

Vigaro Team 1928.

1885 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as present premises were in a poor state of repair and overcrowded and Cooma was increasing in importance and population, a new school building was erected. Continued on page 6.

1872 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Report by Inspector Maynard: the school is built of rubble stone and badly built. It requires to be painted inside and out, to be whitewashed and to be replastered in places, New fences will soon be wanted. The general appearance is dingy and poverty-stricken.â&#x20AC;? 1873 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only about 20 pupils are regularâ&#x20AC;Ś there is too much talking in the school. Mr Hewison tendered his resignation. â&#x20AC;?As a rule, parents in country districts consider that by attending school for two of three years, in the usual irregular manner, the children ought to have acquired all the necessary information and to have become well educated; and should this unreasonable expectation be disappointed they at once attribute the failure to the teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incapacityâ&#x20AC;?

Cooma Central School First Year 1946. Right - heavy snow in 1929.

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Interesting anecdotes from across the years... Continued frm page 5 1900 – all children had to leave school at age 14 – no higher education available in Cooma. 1908 – additional one acre secured from the trustees of the Dawson Estate and two additional brick and timber rooms built for primary students. 1926 – outbreak of measles and scarlet fever threatened closure of the school. 1929 - Midge Hawkins (nee Dudley) started teaching at Cooma and recalls the children standing their ink wells on top of the potbelly stove to thaw the ink. 1930 – agriculture was introduced in the school curriculum for practical agricultural pursuits. 1938 – organised sport came to Cooma – Gordon Young came to Australia from Canada to establish National Fitness Centre at Narrabeen and Cooma Public became a trial The Staff of 1950 school for organised sports such as men’s basketball, Back Row: Miss Kaye, Mr Mills, Mr Moye, Mr McClure, Mr Munn, Mr Berriman, Mrs Hawkins, Miss Watson volleyball and softball. Olympic athlete Nick Winter, Front Row: Mrs Hewitt, Miss Fleming, Mr Eades, Mr Watt, Mr Williams, Mrs Rolfe, Mrs Eades. came to school to teach high jump and broad jumping. Prior to this, sports were mainly restricted to cricket, rugby league and football. out during the early year of World War Two. 1949 – Midge Hawkins was fifth class teacher , 60 pupils, with Dutch, German, Norwegian, French, Italian, 1939 – Bede McCurvy became organiser of sport 1943 – Cooma Back Creek often froze over – children Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian, Hungarian, Romanian, and went to other district school to encourage their could walk across I on the way to school. Soup of play Yugoslavian and Polish children. A big snow year in participation, resulting in a large display at Cooma lunch helped allay the cold. No school buses – children Cooma. showground. rode pushbike or walked to and from school. Continued on page 7 1940 – trenches were dug by voluntary labour in part 1948 – Enrolment 241 students. of the playground and air raid emergency drills carried

Cricket 1936

Football 1950

I would like to extend my very best wishes and congratulations to the teachers, parents and students of Cooma Public School - both past and present - on 150 wonderful years. Since it was established in 1863, Cooma Public has built its reputation as a centre of educational excellence which provides an inclusive environment where all students can achieve their best. With interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and a sophisticated computer lab, the school is also a leader in Information Technology. I am looking forward to joining you on Friday night to celebrate this milestone. It is particularly special for me that the function will be held in the new $2million Mirambeena Hall, which our Government delivered through the Building the Education Revolution. I am so proud of how we - working with the community - have improved the educational landscape for all students in Eden-Monaro. Congratulations on this milestone. I look forward to working with you for many years to come.

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Interesting anecdotes from across the years... 1950 – portable timber classroom erected at a cost of 3000 pounds.

1987 – Mr Keast appointed principal. Snowy Pines School incorporated into Cooma. Cooma east School burnt down and many pupils transferred to Cooma.

1951 – enrolment 366 – Intermediate High School established. 1952 – enrolment risen to 495. 1952 – school was made a two – department school – infants and primary. 1953 – additional four aluminium rooms built for primary students.

Inclement weather - 1950’s

1958 – Mollie Gately accepted position of acting headmistress of Infants School, and recalls the influx of students as a result of the Snowy Scheme. Teaching was carried out in cleaner’s cupboards and weathersheds with up to 96 students in one class – only 30 speaking English. Enrolment reached 493.

1989 – Mrs Povey introduced graduation night for sixth graders leaving school. 1993 – 130 year celebrationsschool populations 385, 20 teachers and eight buildings. 1993 - the school celebrated is 130th anniversary. A time capsule was planted near the flagpole, to be recovered this year.

1960 – staff consisted of headmaster, deputy headmaster, two male assistants and eight female assistants.

2000 – principal Marg Downey initiates whole of school musicals.

1962 – two timber school rooms built on – total of 514 students enrolled, an increase of 157 over 10 years. 1963 – another 65 students swelled infants section to 277 students, prompting addition of three additional brick infants rooms. School celebrated its centenary.

1987 – school swimming carnival non-event – pool accidently drained. The school instituted a training program to teach students to swim. Athletics carnivals were a test of stamina and fortitude as many were held in temperatures little above freezing and sometimes in the snow.

2008 - school computer lab created, bringing the latest technology to the school. Cooma Class, 5A, 1956

1969 – Eight brick primary rooms were built – enrolment now 702.

2011 – the school gets a new hall under the building education revolution scheme. 2013 – the school celebrates its sesquicentenary.

1970 – Governer Genral Sir Roden Cutler officially opened the school. OA class established and adult migrant lasses held twice a week. Pictured at right, third class, 1958.

1971 – school population reached 876 children – 526 in primary and 2350 in infants. From here, numbers fell steadily until about 1986, when the figures stabilised. 1972 – Miss Gately retired as infants mistress and Mrs de Majnik took over.

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Cooma Public School Song We go to school at Cooma The school of blue and gold We go to school at Cooma Our rules we do uphold Where work or plays a pleasure Good friendships we do treasure And so we sing our song of praise as we go โ€œforever forwardโ€ Cooma Public is the school to which we go Cooma Public is the school that we love so No matter the odds that we may have to face Our schoolโ€™s good name we will never disgrace Respect, Responsibility Safe play will make our day Weโ€™ll aim so high as we do try Australiaโ€™s citizens you will know Australiaโ€™s citizens we will be

SCHOOL PLEDGE We promise to be truthful and honest To respect the rights and property of others To care for and help each other To make the school a safe and happy place To always do our best To be polite, well mannered and kind to everyone


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Cooma Public School teachers/ headmasters April 1863 Edmund Hewison January 1874 Albert Yale April 1883 Henry Larkin July 1890 Henry Thomas January 1899 William Mahoney July 1902 Benjamin Denning January 1910 Fred Wilson March 1913 George Humphrey December 1918 John Lusby January 1924 Brank Ball November 1926 George Morrow January 1928 Hamilton Thompson July 1928 Henry Medlicott December 1930 Arthur Jacobs June 1935 Stanley Small (relieving) July 1935 Albert Madew December 1937 Clive Lins November 1940 George Reeder December 1943 Ray Hassall December 1944 Lancelot McManus January 1950 Basil Watt January 1951 Anthony Sanders January 1952 Walter Ridden July 1953 Alan White February 1955 Leslie Howarth May 1959 Allan Bennett January 1964 Dale Mallett January 1967 John McGrath January 1977 G Scott February 1982 Ron Baird January 1986 Grahame Keast January 2003 Margaret Downey 2012 Steve Mayhew


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Marg Downey proud of her time Principal Stephen Mayhew One of the most recent, long-serving principals at Cooma Public School was Marg Downey, who retired last year, but left the school in July 2011. Marg started at the school in 1998, taking over from Grahame Keast. In her time as principal, Marg said she always “loved the children at the school”. “They were always very good at sport”. She said she was very pleased to develop ‘whole-of-school’ musicals which were held every two years. “That was a really good cultural thing” she said. She was also pleased the school was part of the Priority Schools program, which meant it was very well-resourced with good literacy and numeracy programs and “wonderful professional training for teachers”.

She also saw the increase in the use of technology at the school, with one classroom turned into a computer room and each classroom having an interactive whiteboard. Marg said CPS was always well looked after with refurbishments. In 2011, the school had a new hall erected, the Mirambeena Hall, built as part fo the Building Education revolution program. The name chosen means “welcome place” which Marg said she thought was appropriate for the building which was intended to be used as a community asset as well. Former principal Marg Downey is pictured with some of her students shortly before she left the school.

Congratulations to Cooma Public School on 150 years of service to our community.

With the school about to celebrate 150 years serving the community of Cooma it seems fitting to reflect on the first recorded comment I have been able to find by an influential member of the Queanbeyan community, in the year 1840 Rev. E. Smith when he said, in reference to the growing need for a public school to be established in Cooma, “There being no schools, the children are growing up in iniquity.” Being a Principal of a Public School I am extremely proud to say that even today equity in education is still the driving force in the public school sector. As Principal of Cooma Public School I am very proud to be part of such a caring and considerate school and community which strives to provide the very best education that a school can offer each and every individual child under our care regardless of their background. Another interesting fact to note worth reflecting upon is that our school was termed ‘The National School’ back in 1863 and this very year, 150 years later our school works toward designing new school curriculum based on ‘The National Curriculum’. This school is truly an historic school with uninterrupted service to the community over such a long period of time that only a few schools around the country can boast. I have had the immense pleasure of finding out about the school’s history, about its past students, teachers, P&Cs and Principals. Many of our families have had several generations but I must say that I find it amazing to consider that some of our families have actually had five generations, possibly six go through this school. Our current school leaders being Will Saddler, Chloe Trevanion and Andreas Kopechy Geach reflect this generational trend being their families’ third to fifth generation while Chelsea Lunt represents the future hopefully being the beginning of a new dynasty for Cooma Public School. I am pleased to say that the school is all that I thought it would be when I applied for the position of its Principal in 2011, a happy caring and altruistic school with great potential for academic and physical growth. The school has seen falling enrolments for some years but I am happy to see the beginning of a reversal in this trend with the school receiving its biggest kindergarten enrolment of 37 students this year along with enough student enrolment growth in

other school years to gain an extra teacher in 2013. We now work hard on developing strong new school policies and syllabi to ensure the school reaches its true potential which should bring with it further enrolment growth and success across the board. Some of the highlights personally for me as principal since my arrival have been the tremendous academic growth from Years 3 to 5, the success of the dedicated Learning and Support Team in helping those students with learning needs, the wonderful functioning of the school’s welfare programs through its involvement with PBS (Positive Behaviour in Schools), the school’s continued drive for academic improvement from K-2 through its involvement in the L3 (Language, Learning and Literacy)program, the tremendous school and community involvement in the school’s alternating biannual ART SHOW and its MUSICAL, the establishment of the whole school swimming program and the establishment of its school BAND with 35 students involved in 2013. I am also very pleased to say that our school has now been selected to take part in the National Partnerships for Literacy and Numeracy which will see significant funding come to our school to professionally develop our teachers so that academic success and growth is maintained and extended over the next few years and beyond. So, in this our 150th year of public education at Cooma Public School I feel confident as Principal that this great little school will continue to prosper and grow as a caring, altruistic and academically highly achieving school of the future.

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Congratulations Cooma Public School on celebrating 150 years. Corner of Vale and Murray Streets, phone us on 6452 1721 or visit our website at

Former students and teachers share their memories... For many people, their schooldays make them who they are and open up a world of opportunity and friendship for the rest of their life.

Cooma Public School has been consistently providing quality education to students for a massive 150 years. Out of those 150 years have come some very interesting and funny memories, some fantastic friendships and some very successful people. Leading up to the reunion this weekend some teachers and students had the chance to reminisce and share some stories of their time at the school.

June Kennedy spent over 20 years at Cooma Public School and has some very fond memories of her fellow staff and also of the students who she taught. Mrs Kennedy taught during the building of the extension to the school, which meant that there were rarely enough classrooms available and some teachers had to teach outside or off campus. Children would be taken to the showground for their lunch and St Andrews Church Hall became a classroom. One of the main developments that Mrs Kennedy can remember whilst she taught at the school was the incorporation of disabled students into Cooma Public School from the Disabled School which was located on the corner of Soho and Cromwell street. “I thought it was a very positive move and a great development for the children” Mrs Kennedy said.

A combined school carnival at Cooma Showground, 1964. Below, junior netball team, 1965.

John Pattrick spent five years as a student at Cooma Public School. After attending Numeralla Public School for the beginning of his schooling his family moved into Cooma in 1940 and he attended Cooma Public. He says that he definitely enjoyed his years at the school and one of the highlights for him was his agriculture class where they attended a farm that the school had near the hospital. They didn’t have a pool in Cooma when Mr Pattrick attended Cooma Public School but students learnt to swim in Cooma Creek, being quite different to how it is now. “Teachers were good fun, the principal could be a bit tough and if you did the wrong thing then you got the cane for it, but I’m a better man because of it,” explained Mr Pattrick. “When you’re at school you can never see the sense in some of what you’re taught but it makes you a better person and you definitely use a lot of it in the future.” Mr Pattrick thinks that school is definitely different to what it was like in the days when he attended the school and thinks the main difference is that discipline was a lot tougher in his day.

Moira Holden and her two sisters all attended Cooma Public School. Moira began a sschool in 1931 and left school early in 1939 because of the war. b Mrs Holden says that her days at school were some of the happiest of her life and she w had a lot of fun there. Known as the ‘marbles h champ’ some of her fondest memories of the c sschool were out in the playground where she would compete against her fellow classmates w ffor the title of the ‘marbles champ’. Moira ssays she still has her bag of marbles to this day. When she wasn’t playing marbles there d were many other choices of playground w games including ball games, vigaro and g hopscotch. She says that her classes were h ffull of a lot of fun too. Her French teacher had a fiancé training in tthe air force before the war began and Mrs Holden remembers him flying very low over H tthe school and the whole class would run out and wave to him. There was one mischievous a boy that used to sit in the front row and b if they were in a class that he didn’t like he would jump up when the teacher wasn’t looking and put the clock forward so that class would end quicker “and it worked” Mrs c Holden laughed. H

Moira Holden’s sister, Shirley Rolfe p played a very large part in the school as a sstudent and as a teacher. Mrs Rolfe was quite a rare student for her day in that she went all tthe way from kindergarten through until her lleaving certificate. She is known as being one of the first three students to finish their leaving o certificate along with Edna Maxwell and Jim c Arnold. Five students began the last year of A high school however only the three finished. h IIn order to attain your leaving certificate five ssubjects had to be passed and Shirley’s ssubjects included English, Geography, Home Economics, Maths and Needlework. She E ssays that unlike many others she absolutely lloved algebra and trigonometry. Shirley and her family conveniently lived directly across the road from the school d where the Cooma Ex-Service’s Club’s w auditorium is now so she doesn’t have any a stories of long bitterly cold walks to school like many others. She does however have the memory of her mother being responsible for cooking the soup that students enjoyed at morning tea every day. Mrs Rolfe says that the family’s wood fire was put to very good use. Shirley not only finished her leaving certificate but she was also school captain along with Jim Arnold from 1941 – 1942. Shirley finished school in 1942 and from there she studied at Sydney Teachers College and then worked at Bankstown Central School for two years however became very homesick and made the decision to move back to Cooma and become a teacher at Cooma Public School.

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attended Cooma Public School from 1939 till 1948 and remembers with distaste being kept in class to learn theorems. Mr Caldwell recalls how cold the winters were at the school with virtually no heating except in the high school there was an old wood fire that took a very long time to heat up. Each morning the inkwells would have to be defrosted and by morning tea the students were very grateful for the hot milk or hot soup, which was boiled in an old copper container.

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third sister, and youngest, Leska McDonald began school in 1935 and stayed at Cooma Public School until 1944 when she completed her intermediate certificate in her third year of high school. Leska recalls that she enjoyed her time at the school even though she â&#x20AC;&#x153;was not a fanatic.â&#x20AC;? These are modest words for a student who won several local competitions for writing compositions while she was at school. To create in-vogue Shirley Temple curls, her mother used to tie up her hair in rags overnight and then Leska would wear these in pigtails the next day. This proved too much temptation for the girl who sat behind Leska, who couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist dipping her pigtails into the inkwells on the desk. An unusual situation arose in one of Leskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cooking classes when the young student teacher on her first prac just happened to be her sister Shirley. Leska was particularly attentive to the technique that Shirley was using to beat a flummery by hand with an eggbeater when the whisk ended up falling into the bowl and Leska ended up wearing the mixture. In 1944 Leska completed her intermediate certificate and went to work at Jack Arthurs Newsagency (where Percyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Dorothy Venables Top: a school play from the 1970s. Below: hands (and feet) on exercise from the 1980s.

attended the school from 1943 until 1953 and like many others, she remembers the bitter winters at the school and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember any a heating, only lots of layers h of clothes. o Dorothy used to go tto Bega every year on exchange visits where the e sschool would play sport against Bega students a ffollowed by a social night and then the students a would be billeted for the w night with families from n Bega. Mrs Venables recalls B llearning to swim with the sschool in the Murrumbidgee River where the students R had to swim about 25 h metres and Dorothy recalls m sstruggling to even do that. The subjects that Mrs T Venables learnt at school V were English, Maths, Home w Economics, Business, E History, Science and H Agriculture. A Continued on page 13


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Former students and teachers share their memories... Continued from Page 12... In her agriculture class they once had an assignment where they had to make a vegetable patch at home and the teacher came to their houses to inspect the vegetable patch and give them their marks. There were no buses and cars were rare so most children walked to school no matter what the weather was. Mrs Venables, her sister and their friend eventually got themselves a two-wheeler bike and fitted one on the handlebars, one peddling and one on the seat. This was a very good solution to walking to school until the teachers foiled their plan by pointing out the dangers of their actions.. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are many happy years that I remember and now think students have so much more in terms of technology, however what we never had, we never missed. We were certainly born in good times and many students went on after school to some very good careers,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Venables said.

Bruce Starr has strong memories of his time at Cooma Public School throughout the war. He began school in 1937 and left in 1946 so much of his school life was throughout the war. He simply remembers things being very tight and scarce. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realise how scarce it was. You couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy chewing gum and I definitely missed eating violet crumbles. Everything was rationed; we only received six ounces of butter each week, which was quite tricky with three of us in the family. The scarcity also affected the school and they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy any timber for woodwork classes so the teacher had to find second hand timber,â&#x20AC;? explained Mr Starr. A swimming carvial at Cooma pool in the 1980s.

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down-to-earth, caring teacher. Miss Gatley was a very keen maths teacher and a fan of the Cuisenaire rods, coloured blocks, which were used as a maths teaching aid. Cindy also remembers the cold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the classrooms had a heater in one corner, which the cleaner would turn on of a morning. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very effective, which meant the children were still cold, sometimes crying with the cold. After Cindy broke her ankle skiing one winter, she had a plaster cast on for a couple of months. When she was on playground duty, the children would

bring her a chair to sit on and another to rest her leg on. Cindy said the classes were quite big, with many nationalities represented. She also taught the school choir and took several choirs to compete in the eisteddfods in Canberra. After Miss Gatelyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retirement, Cindy worked with new headmistress Pam de Majnik, who she said was another wonderful headmistress. After leaving Cooma, Cindy taught at Numeralla and Michelago schools before finally retiring. Right- teachers on a 1960 ski trip.

From no English to company director In the 1950s, Cooma Primary School became an important cultural melting pot for local children, as the Snowy Scheme roared into full gear. The families who had traditionally populated the school were joined by many families from many other countries. The school became a mini League of Nations, with many of the new students having little or no English at all. But this was no deterrent to building friendships â&#x20AC;&#x201C; while there was no formal â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;English as a second languageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program available, the Australian students educated the newcomers and picked up a few words of that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother tongue in the process. The children left Cooma Primary fluent in English and cognisant of Australian customs. One young boy who started fifth class at Cooma Primary was Uwe Boettcher, newly arrived from Germany, with no knowledge of English. Uwe was only at the school for one year before his family moved to Jindabyne, where his primary education continued. By the end of primary school, Uwe had not only learnt to speak and write English, but was dux and school captain of Jindabyne school. His education continued at Monaro High School, then the ANU, where he graduated with degrees in Arts and Law . After a successful career as managing partner in a Canberra firm he spent 10 years at international and national law firms. As a lawyer he advised a lot of companies and believed that he could do more than being a lawyer. So began his career as a company director and company chairman in tandem with being a partner in a national law firm. Uwe set up his boutique corporate and commercial law firm in tandem with his company director work in 2006. Boettcher Law, located in Manuka, ACT,

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Former students and teachers share their memories... Betty Longhurstâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family have been Continued from Page 13... a part of Cooma Public School since The children at the school used to 1 1880. With five different last names, pick fruit and dig up potatoes to help fifive different generations and a total the war effort. o of 23 students from the one family The school had an agriculture plot th the Goodwins, Arolds, Guttersons, where the ambulance station is now L Longhursts, Saddlers all attended where they would grow fruit trees, C Cooma Public School for their vegetables and many other plants. sschooling. Each week the produce would be Betty is privileged enough to look harvested and given to the hospital to b back at her grandparents time and use as meals for the patients. lo look forward to her grandchildren Mr Starr recalls trenches being dug a and see how much has changed in the school, by voluntary labour, in b between the five generations. part of the playground and air raid Two boys from the fifth generation, emergency drills were carried out in the W Will and Zac Saddler, have both early years of war. b been school captains and with However at one stage it rained a lot th their familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enrolment in the and filled up the trenches with water so sschool dating back 133 years their the new evacuation destination for the a achievement is quite deserving. school was the Cooma Cinema. Betty Longhurst attended Cooma Mr Starr was sure that if there were P Public School from 1954 until 1960 a bomb the whole building would have riright when there was a huge influx of collapsed. students due to the Snowy Scheme. When he was in third class the lining Time for a laugh - CPS teachers relax for the annual photos in 2007 and 2011. Betty recalls teaching being of the walls in the classroom were so c carried out in cleanersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cupboards thin that the inkwells completely froze a and weather sheds with up to 96 over and would have to be placed on a sstudents in one class. Very few stove to defrost. sstudents spoke English and there Each day a different child would be w were students from all over the appointed to monitor the stove. Every w world, with German, French, Italian, child can recall something cheeky that G Greek, Yugoslavian and Norwegian they or their friends did to trick the sspoken in the school. teachers or give the other students a Betty recalls as the town grew so laugh and Mr Starr and his friends did d did the amount of schools in Cooma just that. He and a few friends took w with Cooma North Public School and the carbide from a carbide lamp and C Cooma East School being built and poured it into a vase of flowers. The e enrolling students. This meant many class watched in horror as the vase c children from Cooma Public School bubbled and the flowers wilted and the le left to attend other schools but whole school was evacuated because o one of Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best memories was of it. b being reunited with all her friends But it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all fun and games and w when they all attended Monaro High Mr Starr says he definitely valued the S School. education that the school provided him â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our family is happy to continue with. o our involvement with the school. The business principles and W Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all proud to be a part of it,â&#x20AC;? bookkeeping class became Mr Starrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s B Betty explained. favourite class and proved to be Memories like this mark the history invaluable to each of the jobs that he Five generations Fi ti worked in after school. From slates and chalk, to inkwells to computers; from of not only Cooma Public School but also of the town and â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t done that course I would have been very riding on horseback to riding in cars and buses to school; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to record stories such as these. All ex students handicapped,â&#x20AC;? he explained. from no heating and very little clothing to fully heated and teachers are encouraged to come along to Cooma Public When the war ended Mr Starr remembers the whole classrooms; from long pleated skirts and tunics to shorts Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 150th reunion to be reunited with old friends and school and town rejoicing and a local carrier putting a and a tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;shirt for uniform; from playing out in the dirt and take a step back in time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure to be a lovely weekend filled with laughs and piano on the back of a truck and playing it through the the dust to staying inside and watching computers and streets. televisions; from vigaro and tunnelball to cricket and shared memories just like the ones above. soccer; from telegrams to mobile phones.




Last term, the school dug up the time capsule it planted in 1993. Pictured on this page, Trish Murphy holds a photo of the 1993 planting; the school leaders display some of the contents; Kayne JohnsonSmith shows the 1993 class list which included his father, which was put into the time capsule; teacher Mrs Jenkins reveals the capsule to the school. Pictured above, school captain Will Saddler with vice captain Andreas Geach, girls captain Chloe Trevanion and vice captain Chelsea Lunt, with principal Steve Mayhew at the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anzac Day ceremony on the last day of term.





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6.00pm Children’s. 6.20 storyTree. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Roast. (PG) 7.40 Weird Creatures. 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 Childrens Hospital. (M) 9.15 Childrens Hospital. (M) 9.30 Hard Time. (PG) 10.20 The Roast. (PG) 10.30 Seven Days Of Sex. (M) 11.15 Weird Creatures. 12.05am Glastonbury 2010. (M)


6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Deadly 60. 6.55 Grizzly Tales. 7.10 You’re Skitting Me. 7.35 7.50 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.05 The Avengers. 8.30 On The Edge. Final. (PG) A series about life growing up as an indigenous teenager.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Deadly 60. 6.55 Grizzly Tales. 7.10 Tower Prep. 7.55 News. 8.05 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 8.25 The ABC3 Cricket Smackdown! 8.45 Almost Naked Animals. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 6.30 Deadly 60. 6.55 Grizzly Tales. 7.10 Life With Boys. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 8.00 News. 8.05 Good Game: SP. 8.30 Bushwhacked! Brandon finally gives Kayne his next mission, to find penguins. 9.00 Close.

6.25pm Prank Patrol. 6.50 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 7.20 Good Game: SP. 7.45 News. 7.50 Vampire Knight. (PG) 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. Dorma tries to convince Hazar to join a resistance movement, to overthrow his superiors. 9.00 Close.

6.15pm Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 The Avengers. 7.20 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 7.45 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 8.05 News. 8.15 The Killian Curse. (PG) 8.35 Good Game: SP. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 6.30 Deadly 60. 6.55 Grizzly Tales. 7.10 Kratt Bros: Be The Creature. 7.55 News. 8.05 Wolverine And The X-Men. 8.25 Wild Life. Final. 8.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 6.30 Deadly 60. 6.55 Grizzly Tales. 7.10 The Killian Curse. (PG) 7.55 News. 8.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 8.25 My Great Big Adventure. 8.50 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 9.00 Close.


6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Border Security USA. (PG) 8.00 Dog Squad. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Fantasy Homes Down Under. 10.40 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.50 The Bill. (M) 12.50am Hart To Hart. (PG)

6.00pm ANZAC: Kiwis In The Pacific. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Battle Of Britain. 8.40 Movie: Beneath Hill 60. (2010) (M) Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand. Based on a true story. 11.10 Nazi Hunters: Klaus Barbie. (M) 12.10am The Bill. (M)

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.00 Are You Being Served? (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Cowboy Builders. (PG) 10.30 Downsize Me. (PG) 11.30 Movie: What Planet Are You From? (2000) (M) Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, John Goodman.

6.30pm Heartbeat. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.40 Lewis. (M) After a female student is murdered, Detectives Lewis and Hathaway are drawn into a case driven by celebrity, ambition and sexual politics. 10.40 Nazi Hunters: Erich Priebke. (M) 11.40 Man Stroke Woman. Final. (M) 12.15am No Going Back.

6.30pm Great Migrations: Feast Or Famine. (PG) 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 The Shield. (AV15+) 12.45am Gary Rhodes’ Local Food Heroes.

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Mighty Ships: Henry Larsen. 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) The disappearance of five-year-old twins takes an unexpected twist after 15 years. 9.40 Criminal Minds. (AV15+) 10.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.45 The Shield. (M) 12.45am Hart To Hart. (PG)

6.30pm Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Highway Patrol: Rider On The Run. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigations: Fog Of War. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Signs. (2002) (M) Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin. 12.00am The World At War: Home Fires.


6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Ultimate Factories: Rolls-Royce. 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M9.00 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M) 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)

8.30pm Mounted In Alaska. (PG) Sam and Russ butt heads over attaining the right look for the shop’s first-ever gigantic Lord Derby Eland. 9.00 Swamp People. (PG) 10.00 America’s Hardest Prisons: Women Behind Bars. (M) 11.00 Operation Repo. (M) 12.00am D.E.A. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Movie: The Pacifier. (2005) (PG) Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Brittany Snow. A US Navy SEAL must protect the children of a murdered government scientist. 8.30 Football. AFL. Round 5. Fremantle v Richmond. 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)

6.30pm Turtleman. (PG) 7.30 Gator Boys. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Scorpion King: Rise Of A Warrior. (2008) (M) Michael Copon, Karen David. After his father is murdered, a young man is sent to a desolate training camp. Upon his return, he fights to claim his right to the throne. 10.50 Movie: The Last Dragon. (1985) (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (2008) (PG) Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones. 9.00 Movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day. (1991) (M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick. 11.45 Operation Repo. (M) 12.15am Deadliest Warrior. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.30 American Restoration. (PG) 10.00 American Restoration. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Bid America! (PG) 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 The Amazing Race. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters: Plywood Builder/ Speed Radar. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.30 American Dad! (M) 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)


6.30pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 Akmal: Live & Uncensored. (MA15+) 10.30 Movie: Vampires Suck. (2010) (M) Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader. 12.10am Conan. (M)

6.30pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Survivor. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Collateral Damage. (2002) (M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo. 12.00am Conan. (M)

7.30pm Movie: The NeverEnding Story. (1984) (G) Barret Oliver. 9.30 Movie: Legion. (2009) (AV15+) Paul Bettany. God sends his legion of angels to bring on the apocalypse, leaving humanity’s destiny in the hands of strangers trapped in a desert. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.30pm Movie: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore. (2010) (G) 8.20 Movie: Practical Magic. (1998) (PG) Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing. 10.30 Movie: Three To Tango. (1999) (M) Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell. 12.30am Two And A Half Men. (M)

7.30pm The Middle. (PG) 8.00 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 8.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) Alan and Lyndsey decide to spice things up in the bedroom. 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 9.30 Movie: Superbad. (2007) (MA15+) Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Christopher Mintz-Plasse. 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.30pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Mad Max. (1979) (AV15+) Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.30pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M9.30 Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996) (AV15+) Geena Davis, Samuel L Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko. 12.00am Conan. (M)


6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.30 RPA. (PG) Galahad is given the results of the scans which will reveal if his leg can be saved from cancer. 9.30 Cold Case. (M) 10.30 Cold Case. (M) 11.30 The Closer. (M) 12.30am How Clean Is Your House? (PG)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Mary Queen Of Shops. (PG) 8.30 Super Nanny: Beyond The Naughty Step. New series. (M) 9.30 Embarrassing Illnesses. (PG) 10.30 Hoarding. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am The Zoo: UK. (PG)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Frozen Planet. (PG) 8.40 Movie: The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert. (1994) (M) Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp. 10.50 Movie: Alvin Rides Again. (1974) (M) 12.40am Movie: Spanish Fly. (1976) (M)

6.30pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) The team closes in on the Compass Killer’s hunting ground. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.30 The Closer. (M) 12.20am Movie: The Green Berets. (1968) (PG) John Wayne, Jim Hutton.

6.30pm Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 To The Manor Born. 8.40 Movie: Mona Lisa Smile. (2003) (PG) Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles. 11.10 True CSI: Cold Blood: Close To Home. (AV15+) 12.05am Movie: The Maltese Falcon. (1941) (PG)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Hoarding. (PG) 8.30 Super Nanny USA. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Kids Bodies: Hip. (PG) 10.30 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.00 My Strange Addiction. (M) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Footy Classified. (M)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Zoo Juniors. 8.00 Zoo Juniors. 8.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) A man having breakfast in the cafe dies from poisoning. 9.30 Movie: The Silence Of The Lambs. (1990) (AV15+) Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn. 12.00am The Closer. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 White Collar. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) A vicious smuggler comes after a former client looking for revenge. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 10.30 The Killing. (M) 11.30 Persons Unknown. (M) 12.30am Fast Forward. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 The Game Plan. (PG) 8.30 An Idiot Abroad. (M) Karl Pilkington heads to Egypt to visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. 9.30 Fast Forward. (M) 10.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 11.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 12.30 24. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) The investigation of a gymnast’s murder involves her strict trainer, a wealthy benefactor and a competitor. 9.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 1. Semi-finals and finals. 11.00 Fast Forward. (M) 12.00am Black Gold. (PG)

6.00pm Get Smart. (PG) 6.30 Monster Jam. 7.30 Wedding Band. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (MA15+) 9.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 2. Semi-finals and finals. 11.00 Before The Game. (PG) 12.00am 48 Hours: The Usual Suspect. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Megafactories: John Deere. 7.30 Dirty Great Machines. 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 3. Semi-finals and finals. 11.00 Movie: In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. (2007) (M) Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, Ray Liotta.

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Python Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 4. Semi-finals and finals. 11.00 Fast Forward. (M) 12.00am Monster Jam.

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Frontiers Of Construction: Building For Disasters. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Swimming. Australian Championships. Day 5. Semi-finals and finals. 11.00 Super Rugby Extra Time. (PG) 12.05am 71 Degrees North. (PG)

6.00pm Excused. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 Cleveland. (M) 10.00 Cleveland. (M) 10.30 Bob’s Burgers. (M) 11.00 Cheers. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Excused. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Futurama. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Excused. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Raymond. 8.00 Becker. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Fashion Star. (PG) 7.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 8.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) Hosted by Hayley Lewis, with trainers Michelle Bridges and Shannan Ponton. 9.30 Biggest Loser: Next Generation. (PG) 10.30 Graham Norton. (PG) 11.30 Bump TV. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 Movie: Big Nothing. (2006) (M) David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve. 10.30 The Office. (M) 11.00 The Office. (PG) 11.30 Raymond. 12.00am Raymond. (PG) 12.30 Sabrina. (PG)

6.00pm Excused. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 8.30 Supernatural. 9.30 American Horror Story. Final. (AV15+) 10.30 Californication. (MA15+) 11.10 Cheers. (PG) 11.40 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Excused. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Fashion Star. (PG) 8.30 Glee. After Mr. Schuester comes up with his regionals setlist, New Directions are not pleased. 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.10 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.50 Offspring. (M) 11.50 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00pm Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.30 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.00 Community. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Be Your Own Boss. (PG) 9.30 Soccer. Champions League. Semi-final. First leg. Bayern Munich v Barcelona. Replay. 11.00 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) 11.35 The Tales Of Nights. (MA15+) 12.25am WeatherWatch.

6.00pm Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.30 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.00 Community. (PG) 7.30 Champions League Hour. 8.30 Threesome. (M) 9.00 Him & Her. (MA15+) 9.30 Skins. (MA15+) 10.25 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) 11.00 The Marngrook Footy Show. (PG) 12.05am WeatherWatch.

6.00pm Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.30 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.00 Community. (PG) 7.30 Cooking In The Danger Zone. Return. (PG) 8.00 Europa League Highlights. 8.30 If You Are The One. 9.30 Diary Of A Teenage Nudist. (MA15+) 10.30 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) 11.35 The Midnight Beast. 12.05am Ugly Americans. (M)

6.00pm PopAsia. 7.10 Black Cab Sessions USA. (PG) 7.40 Iron Chef. 8.30 MXC. (M) 9.00 SOS. (M) 9.35 Movie: Haeundae. (2009) (M) 11.35 Threesome. (M) 12.05am Him & Her. (MA15+) 12.35 Skins. (MA15+)

6.00pm Cycling Central. 6.35 Kung Fu Changed My Life: Manchester. (PG) 7.30 G * Wars. 8.30 MXC. (M) 9.00 Shameless. (MA15+) 9.55 Movie: JCVD. (2008) (M) 11.40 Movie: DarkBlueAlmostBlack. (2006) (MA15+)

6.35 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 Community. (PG) 7.30 Survivorman. (PG) 8.30 Benidorm Bastards. (M) 9.00 Dudesons. (MA15+) 9.30 The Midnight Beast. 10.00 Ugly Americans. (M) 10.25 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) 11.00 Swift And Shift Couriers. (M) 11.30 Frisky Dingo. (AV15+) 11.50 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. (M)

6.05pm Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 Community. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Don’t Tell My Mother: Holy Land. (M) 9.30 Animal Underworld With Henry Rollins. 10.25 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) 11.00 Gunther’s ER. (MA15+) 12.00am WeatherWatch.







C & C Self Storage - Ph: 0417 274 010 If you are looking for somewhere to store a boat, car, furniture, in fact, anything that is taking up space at home or work, then why not give Cathy a call at C&C Self Storage? She will be able to assist you with all your storage requirements. There are various shed sizes available at reasonable rates to suit your budget. You can stay for as long or short as you need to. All sheds are waterproof and secure. You can have access to your shed seven days a week. They also carry all your packing needs such as tea chests, book boxes, porta-robes as well as other durable packing goods. Whether you are a business or a private person looking for somewhere to put that extra ‘stuff’, C&C Self Storage can provide a shed for you!


They are located at 1 Airstrip Road in Polo Flat, Cooma. Phone Cathy anytime on 0417 274 010 or email

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High Country Kitchens

Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers Office & Wool Store 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

General Road Freight Service





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

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Cooma Sand and Concrete commenced operations in 1972 and continue to supply the Monaro region from Bredbo to Thredbo with sand, concrete, gravel, road building and landscaping supplies. Recent upgrades at Cooma Sand and Concrete have improved the concrete batching process allowing for a faster service. They supply concrete for the Cooma to Bega power line and the reconstruction of the upper Tumut switchyard at Cabramurra. They have the ability to produce large daily volumes. Jobs include, bridges, chairlifts, tunnels, dams, roads, water tanks and building just to name a few. The choice is yours. From plain to pattern stamp concrete mixes, sand, soil or gravel, heavy haulage to bulk tipper work or ready mix concrete, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all available at Cooma Sand and Concrete and can be delivered. Cooma Sand and Concrete offer a service from industrial, commercial to residential no job is too big or too small. Cooma Sand and Concrete also hire out equipment: low loader, earth moving equipment and water tanks for your stock or general construction site. Cooma Sand and Concrete is situated in Polo Flat, easy to find with easy access.


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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


Homes, Cottages, Sheds and Extensions 17 Thiess Ave, Polo Flat Cooma 2630 Ph: 6452 1736 Fax: 6452 1737


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Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma



Bredbo Aromatic Healing Centre AROMATHERAPY, MASSAGE & NATURAL COSMETICS Aromatherapy Consultations Aromatherapy Massages Relaxation Massages Reiki Healing Essential oils, soaps, gifts etc

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Wednesday August 8, 2012

Sheep sold to a cheaper trend Cooma Associated Agents yarded 3400 cross lambs and 3200 sheep in a mixed quality yarding which saw prices for most grades of sheep and lambs sell to a cheaper trend. Heavy trade lambs to $105, most sales $94-$101. Medium trade lambs $82-92. Restocking lambs held firm selling from $40-$80. Heavy mutton sold cheaper by $8-$10 with heavy wethers to $66, most sales $52-$60. Light mutton lost $10-$12 selling from $10-$22. Next Sale 29 April 2013 LAMBS D Trotter, BC, 40, $105 Robert Freebody, LMK, 51, $101 JE & JR Alcock, MLP, 13, $100 SL & BJ Manning, MLP, 96, $94 Bottom & Byland, BC, 14, $94 RE & DV Maquire, ELD, 41, $94 TJ & MJ Pendergast, BC, 40, $90 D Trotter, BC, 21, $88.80

Lake Plain Past Co, MLP, 31, $88 Est L.M McPhie, MLP, 46, $88 Robert Freebody, LMK, 35, $87 Robert Freebody, LMK, 29, $85 RB & EM McPaul, LMK, 15, $80 I J Boate, ELD, 43, $70 STORE CROSSBRED LAMBS W H Thompson, LMK, 59, 80 Lake Plain Past Co, MLP, 97, $78 SL & BJ Manning, MLP, 41, $78 RE & DV Maguire, ELD, 107, $74 S A Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, LMK , 55, $70 W & C Hinton, BC, 43, $68 RE & DV Maguire, ELD, 57, $66 TJ & MJ Pendergast, BC, 15, $60 WETHERS Fraser Bros, MLP, 123, $66 D McDonald, BC, 109, $65 A M Reid & Co, MLP, 95, $61 T Burke & Sons, LMK, 76, $60 T Burke & Sons, LMK, 55, $50

PC & AB Taylor, ELD, 6, $36 EWES BE & JM Constance, MLP, 42, $52 JE & JR Alcock, MLP, 38, $48 T D Lewis, LMK, 1, $46 TJ & MJ Pendergast, BC, 50, $43 GW & J Mackay, ELD, 63, $36.50 Alice Springs Past Co, LMK, 62, $36 Goldale Partnership, BC , 34, $36 RE & DV Maguire, ELD, 83, $34 STORE SHEEP

A M Reid & Co, MLP, 167, M/W 3 ½ - 5 ½ yo, $58 W Lloyd & S Locker, MLP, 39, M/W weaners, $44 IJ & BR Blyton, ELD, 31, M/E 2 ½ yo, $22 RI & EH Blyton, ELD, 28 M/E 1 ½ yo, $20

Business of the week

Snowy Mountains Sand & Gravel



Snowy Mountains Sand & Gravel are your local suppliers of a broad range of sand, soil, pebbles and rocks, mulch, sawdust, gravel, compost, bagged cement products and firewood. All of which can be delivered to your door by either Jack or Ben, your friendly and helpful truck drivers. Snowy Mountains Sand & Gravel have a broad range of equipment and earth moving for hire, they can move anything from one Tonne to thirty Tonne. If you have any questions about Snowy Mountains Sand & Gravel and what they offer, pop in and see their friendly and helpful manager at Leesville Estate Jindabyne.

Phone: 6457 2400

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Your local suppliers of: t Firewood t Bagged cement products t Sand t Rocks t Gravel t Soil t Mulch t Hire of earthmoving t Pebbles t Sawdust t Compost equipment

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Weighing of calves popular , heifers sell well at fourth annual sale

Cooma agents Boller & Company, Landmark and John Mooney & Co held the last of the 2013 Monaro April Calf Sales last Wednesday April 17 and report similar demand for the majority of categories on recent sales. A number of pens of steer calves were preweighted and this proved popular with buyers and vendors. In a good quality yarding of 1435 cattle, grown steers topped at $650 while the majority of spring drop weaner steers realised from $435 to $545 for top runs, while the younger calves sold between $300 to $430. Heifers attracted interesting competition with a number of locals competing on the selection with Simmentals topping at $560 while the majority sold between $250 and $410. Sixty odd buyers registered and calves went into South Australia, Dubbo, Hay, Leongatha, Albury, Wagga, Corryong, Tumut, Young, Gundagai, Moruya and several local pockets. There was a big run of Angus calves off Hazeldean P/L Cooma and they sold strongly making from $440 to $480 herd. Very young, late drop steers and heifers realised from $180 to $220 in the sheep pens. Sales Included Grown Steers (12-18 months), , , Ravensworth (LMK), Hfd Strs, $650 C.M Picker (B&C), Hfd Strs, $650 Ravensworth (LMK), Hfd Strs, $630 Cottage Creek (LMK), Sim Strs, $580 F Golby (B&C), Sim Strs, $545 Steer Calves (2012 drop), , , J & S Moore (JM), Angus Clvs, $545 S Bailey (BC), Angus Clvs, $540 K & M Williams (BC), Angus Clvs, $540 P & M Bright (LMK), Blady X Clvs, $ 535 D & M Michael (JM), Angus Clvs, $ 525 DJ Dwyer & Sons (BC), P/Hfd Clvs, $515 P Williams (BC), P/Hfd Clvs, $515 Kennedy & Thorpe (LMK), B/B Clvs, $490 Hazeldean P/L (LMK), Angus Clvs, $480 R & S McDonald (BC), MG X Clvs, $490 R.N McGufficke (JM), Angus Clvs, $480 N & J Chesham/Balgay (BC), Angus Clvs, $485 Kennedy & Thorpe (LMK), B/Baldy Clvs, $470


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P Fischer (JM), Sim Clvs, $450 J Craze (JM), Hfd Clvs, $440 C.M Picker (BC), P/Hfd Clvs, $475 G & L McKeahnie (JM), Angus Clvs, $435 P & M Slacksmith (JM), Shn/Hfd X Clvs, $420 Cottage Creek (LMK), Sim X Clvs, $435 P & M Bright (LMK), Baldy X Clvs, $410 Est CSC Mackey (BC), Angus Clvs, $412 Quartz Hill Part (BC), Angus Clvs, $420 G Russell & C Griffin-Warwicke (JM), P/Hfd Clvs, $400 W & J Russell (JM), P/Hfd Clvs, $ 395 Mrs L Sutton (BC), Sh X Clvs, $ 430 LW & MC Brooks (JM), Hfd Clvs, $ 380 Heifer Calves (2012 drop), , , P Fischer (JM), Sim Clvs, $ 560 R & S McDonald (BC), Mg/Hfd X Clvs, $495 Ravensworth (LMK), Sim Clvs, $470 Cottage Creek (LMK), Sim Clvs, $440 J Craze (JM), Hfd Clvs, $410 PJ & MH Bright (LMK), Hfd X Clvs, $405 DJ Dwyer & Sons (BC), P/Hfd Clvs, $400 Phil Williams (BC), P/ Hfd Clvs, $400 Weekly J & S Moore (JM), Angus Clvs, $385 Olimar P/L (BC), Angus X Clvs, $385 Hazeldean P/L (LMK), Angus Clvs, $370 Biffin & Kupiel (JM), Hfd Clvs, $360 DJ Dwyer & Sons (BC), Hfd Clvs, $360 G & L McKeahnie (JM), Angus Clvs, $340 P Slacksmith (JM), Hfd X Clvs, $340 K & M Williams (BC), Angus Clvs, $340



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Market Update - Week ending Friday, 19 April 2013

Steer calves sell to $635 The top priced steer calves in the Elders 51st annual calf sale were sold for Jim and Clare Buckley of Jindabyne. These 10 spring drop calves sold for $635. Mark & Jodie Pendergast of” Cottage Park”, Cooma bred an excellent line of 16 Angus steer calves that made $625. Geoff and Therese Ferguson “Tuross”, Countegany sold

26 Angus steer calves for $615 with their heifer calves making $400. Bernie and Gail Harding of Sally Flat P’Ship Peak View sold 23 Angus steer calves for $600. Patrick Sullivan and Karina Blyth also sold a very good line of 26 Angus steer calves for $595. These excellent prices were mistakenly overlooked in last weeks’ report.

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A celebration of the wool industry on the Monaro Thursday 2 May 2013, Cooma Showgrounds, 10am to 4pm • Fabstock Monaro Commercial Ewe of the Year

• Monaro Wool Brokers Fleece of the Year & Highest value Fleece

• Gordon Litchfield Wool Commercial Pen of Eight Ewes

• Local Stud Displays

• Southern Tablelands Fibre Testing Premium Three March Shorn Rams • Fashion parade courtesy of Mainstreet and Bush Basics • Win a ‘WFI - Insurance’ Ram Prize valued at $1000

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Monaro Merino Muster on again Thursday May 2 will see all things Merino celebrated at the Monaro Merino Muster at Cooma Showground. Organised by the Monaro Merino Breeders, with assistance from the Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural Association, the muster will showcase Monaro Merino genetics from the Snowies to the sea. The day will include competitions for both stud and commercial sheep, trade stalls, demonstrations, food and refreshments. The muster will be a prelude to the annual Berridale Merino ewe competition on Friday and Saturday. The Monaro Merino Muster will include a stud sheep display with about 14 studs taking part. They will compete for the Premium Pen of three rams which will be judged by Paul Walton of Wourrock Merino Stud, victoria,. The prize is a winner-takes-all $1000 donated by Southern Tablelands Fibre Testers. There will also be the AWI Insurnance ram competition, of $1000. The money will go towards the purchase of a ram from

one of the participating studs. As well, there is the Monaro Commercial Ewe of the Year competition, with $1000 donated by Fabstock for the outright winner. Gordon Litchfield Wool has also sponsored a ewe competition for a pen of eight ewes, with prize money of $650, $250 and $150. The Monaro Merino Fleece of the Year award and the Commercial Fleece of the year will be contested by the winning fleeces from the local Monaro shows. The total prize pool for the fleece awards will be $1000, sponsored by the Monaro Wool Brokers. Trade stalls will also be set up inside the showground pavilion and will include chemicals and products. Demonstrations on the day will include Dubbo Tafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shearing school and, on the oval, Neil Lynch will give demonstrations of working dogs and advice on breaking in and training pups.

Berridale Merino ewe competition This year the Berridale Agricultural Ewe Competiton will be judges A bus will be available both days for spectators at a subsidised held on Friday and Saturday May 3 and 4. Now in its 84th year, this is one of the longest running ewe competitions in Australia For anyone interested in learning more about the merino sheep industry and hearing advice from industry leading experts on the finer points of sheep breeding please join us for one or both days. We are extremely fortunate to have the services of two outstanding judges this year; Robert Harding, Glendonald Stud Nihil Victoria, will be returning for a second year. Robert has judged Merino sheep at the highest level all over Australia. and New Zealand. Paul Walton, of Wurrook Stud, Rokewood Victoria will also judge. Wurrook is Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest and oldest Merino stud as well as being one of the most successful. Both Robert and Paul are extremely well regarded Merino

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rate of $25 per person per day including morning tea and barbecue lunch, bookings are essential. Lunch will also be available for those using their own transport at a cost of $5 pp. Interested children are invited to attend our junior sheep assessment day on Saturday, where they will be expertly guided on selection and evaluation of Merino sheep for judging and breeding purposes. The competition culminates in a presentation dinner held at the Berridale Inn on Saturday night, again please book your seat. For all enquiries or bookings please contact us via email at or by phoning either Lawrence on 64568891 or Don on 64544025.

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COMMENTARY After 12 consecutive selling days where the wool market fell, we finally enjoyed a result on the positive side this week as the Northern Region Market Indicator closed dearer by 10c/kg at 1024c/kg. The market opened in Melbourne on Tuesday on a cheaper note. This new level finally sparked some enquiry and buyers were able to write some business on Tuesday night. This proved to be the catalyst for the market showing an improved sentiment on Wednesday and Thursday. Major buyers included Viterra, Techwool Trading, PJ Morris and Lempriere Australia. Growers were hesitant going into this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s market as more than 11% of the original 49,000 bales rostered for sale were

withdrawn prior to going under the hammer. A further 9.4% were passed in. It is hard to know the true degree of the improved market as buyers operate on a hand to mouth basis. There is little if any â&#x20AC;&#x153;position takingâ&#x20AC;? occurring and once orders are filled they tend to sit back unless these orders are replaced with others. It was good to see wool in the headlines this week with the launch of the new Qantas uniforms This Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sales This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sale were held on Tuesday/Wednesday due to the Anzac day Public Holiday on Thursday. 46,340 bales were rostered across three centres. We offered our catalogues for sale on Tuesday April 23.

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VAUGHAN Douglas (NX 142262) Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19th 2013 at Canberra Hospital, formerly of Yallambee Lodge, Binalong St, Cooma. Aged 95 years. Dearly loved husband of Eva (DEC) , father and father in-law to of Lorraine and John , Roslyn and Athol, Jenette and Graeme. Adored grand father to his eight grand children and eleven great grand children. The relatives and friends of the late DOUGLAS VAUGHAN are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Cooma, on Wednesday April 24th 2013 commencing at 10am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to the Cooma Lawn Cemetery. Ex Service Men and women are asked to please attend. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094


KNELLER Robert John Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11th 2013 at Guthega, formerly of Eucumbene Rd, Jindabyne. Aged 58 years. Dearly loved husband of Sara, father of Scott & Luke. The relatives and friends of the late ROBERT JOHN KNELLER are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the Jindabyne Amp theatre opposite the Snowy Mountains Grammer School on Friday April 19th 2013 commencing at 1:00 pm. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to the Jindabyne Cemetery, Jindabyne. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094



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Bushpigs trounce Goldies The Jindabyne Bushpigs have had a stunning start to their 2012 title defence with a comprehensive 82 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 victory over the Boorowa Goldies at John Conners Oval on Saturday to follow on from their 31 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 win away to Crookwell the week before. The Bushpigs were deeply saddened by the loss of club sponsor Rob Kneller and paid their respects wearing black armbands and recognising a moments silence for their lost club member. Fullback Matthew Caldwell will also wear a black armband for the remainder of the season in respect to Rob and Snowy Constructions sponsorship of the number 15 jumper. The occasion certainly inspired the side with the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forwards hitting hard in defence early and forcing mistakes from the Goldies side. This led to the first of 15 tries for the day with Caldwell polishing off a slick backline move to score untouched. From here the floodgates seemed to open in the Boorowa defence with the Bushpigs making easy metres through great line running by Michael Needham, Matt Tripet and Taku Taiaroa. This led to a number of early tries including a couple of solo gems from Dave Akkersdyk to have the home side up 20 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nil after 15 minutes. Staunch ruck defence from Needham, Steve Romppanen and Jeremy Witherdin however kept Jindabyneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line intact and they once again went on the attack. Constant pressure from flankers Taiaroa and Rob Morris led to a charge down which was promptly pounced on by Dirk Wilkens who was a welcome inclusion to the team after a two-year absence. The Bushpigs backline was feeding off the forward dominance and strong direction from scrum half Andrew McDonald made capitalising opportunities seem easy for the side. Centres Josh Shortland, Liam Pepper and fullback Caldwell were running rampant off distribution from five-eighth Jake Roarty leading to a number of tries to the side to have them in the lead 46 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0 at half time. The shed was very humble at half

time with the side feeling the need to build on the first halves success and polish some of the small mistakes made. This was certainly shown in the second half with the Bushpigs putting on a further 36 points. Support play was a feature of the half with chase of Roartyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kicking game from the whole side led by Craig Dickson putting constant pressure on the Goldies side and allowed for the tight forwards to score some rolling tries and break that unwanted pressure early in the season. It was a special occasion for the Jindabyne Rugby Union Club in another form as the depth and strength of the clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior ranks were displayed with three players graduating from their Piglets careers and making their senior home debut in Cody Norling, Shane Ronnefeldt and Tom Ashton. This is a great indicator for the club with nine of the clubs current squad playing junior football for the Piglets. All three of the graduates had great games from the bench with strong injections including an opportunist try from Norling and Ashton making one of the hits of the season to stifle a Boorowa break. Man of the match Dave Akkersdyk had a sensational game at number 8 full of aggressive and determined runs, tackle busts and great support play that led to him bagging four tries many from over 30m out. Points for the match went to Dave Akkersdyk proudly sponsored by Lake Crackenback Resort 3 points, Jeremy Witherdin proudly sponsored by Alpiinet 2 points and Jake Roarty proudly sponsored by G Z Engineering 1 point. The club is looking forward to the start of both the Junior and womens leagues starting shortly and encourage you to come and experience rugby. Sides train on Tuesday and Thursday nights with all welcome. Juniors training will commence at the completion of the school holidays. The club expresses its sympathies to the Kneller family and all at Snow Constructions.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Cooma rugby history– 1963/1969

&5266:25' Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. Dressing gown making bachelor pulsate with energy (8) 5. 15-across to raise attendance (4-2) 9. Paddled by jetty to get more waterlogged (8) 10. Wetter than 11-down in the campfire? (6) 12. Exposes elderly as having shifted more units (7) 13. Jazz fans hitting bad patches (7) 15. 11-down in the family way (3,2,3,4) 18. Questioner, perhaps, given five cents for 4-down in Germany (12) 21. A crowned head heaping curse on informer (7) 22. If force fails policeman (7) 23. Laid around as 10-across and 18-across are formed? (6) 25. Food at Origin games ... (8) 26. ... tided crowd over the end of the game, if they ate sparingly (6) 27. Consistent with the silver one in Green Party (8)


DOWN 1. Give the most outstanding cry of pain (6) 2. Leaves 15-across too long and salutes its health (6) 3. Super record plays on sound systems (11) 4. Champion 2-down for wage earners (12) 6. Eggs found in innovative clutches (3) 7. Slap evil concoction as a remedy for chapping? (3-5) 8. Make harp warble, in a manner of speaking (8) 11. A shocking two shakes coming up in the pipeline (5,7) 14. A sweeter bit of a 15-across is child's play (5,2,4) 16. Shocked as a quiet friend took the lead (8) 17. Grow very thin after I came out and stuffed myself (8) 19. Start off with controversial topic of those with eight arms (6) 20. Wayward headless kipper (6) 24. The day before the first lady (3)

Paul Spain in action for the club at Rotary Oval, circa 1970s.

Quick Clues ACROSS


1. Close at hand (6) 1. Indian capital (3,5) 2. Squirm, writhe (6) 5. Calm, peaceful (6) 3. Kill by electric shock (11) 9. Increases, boosts (8) 4. Traditional Easter fare (3,5,4) 10. Boredom (6) 6. Falsehood (3) 12. Long narrow cushion (7) 7. Hairstyle (8) 13. Promising, propitious (7) 15. British Upper House of Parliament 8. Bulldoze, tear down (8) 11. Central Criminal Court in (5,2,5) London (3,3,6) 18. River flowing through Gundagai and 14. Mischievous household spirit Wagga (12) (11) 21. Square-rigged sailing ship (7) 16. Settle overseas (8) 22. Agony (7) 17. Preamble (8) 23. Yarn made from long-haired goats or 19. Winner (6) rabbits (6) 20. Islamic law (6) 25. Confine, seclude (8) 24. Torn cloth (3) 26. Pep, vitality (6) 27. Frenzied emotional state (8)




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Cooma Rugby celebrates its June 22 this is part one recollections.

Union Football Club 50th anniversary on year. The following of Bob Dorman’s

- Bob Dorman I was very surprised when Gordon Litchfield advised me that the Cooma Rugby Club Committee had nominated me to put in writing my recollections of the early days, both on and off the field, of the Cooma Harlequins Rugby Club (whoever thought of that name?) I am writing in the first person as these are my own memories and experiences of that time. EVOLUTION OF THE CLUB In 1961, both Jock Litchfield and Patrick Litchfield were playing for Eastern Suburbs in the A.C.T. Rugby Competition (there may have been other players from Cooma also playing). At that time, the A.C.T. was regarded as a N.S.W. Country Region that participated in Country Week held in Sydney every year. All regions such as Newcastle, Central West and so on played each other in a knockout formula. Also, the A.C.T. played against overseas, visiting club teams. In 1961, Jock Litchfield was selected to captain the N.S.W. Country Rugby team to tour New Zealand. A great honour indeed. The Rugby officials could see that there was a wealth of rugby talent in the Monaro region so, in their wisdom, they approached Jock concerning the possibility of forming a rugby club to represent the district in the A.C.T. competition with both 1st and Reserve Grade teams to play on a home and away basis, against – Norths, Easts, Ainslie, Goulburn, Royals, RMC Duntroon, Queanbeyan, ANU (University) and Lyneham (later Wests). This proposed 10 team competition (including

Cooma) covered a good sized area of southern N.S.W. A meeting was held at a Cooma rural property (not sure whose) where it was decided to form a club to commence playing in the 1963 season. Bruce McDonald, a Snowy employee, was elected President. (Bruce later became one of Australia’s top cricket umpires.) I had not played rugby since my school days at Sydney High but had been a paid Rugby League player for Yass 1956/1958. Yass was the only N.S.W country Rugby League club to pay all 1st Grade players. Then moved to Goulburn and was approached by the two league clubs in town but declined as newly married, couldn’t see the sense of being belted every Sunday afternoon for no financial return what so ever. Same thing when moved to Cooma in 1960 where there were three league teams in town, playing in a fairly strong Group, but no money. When approached to join Cooma Rugby, I thought, “ why not”. Play of a Saturday and recover Sunday ready for my real job of work on Monday. I think this was probably the reason a number of rugby league players switched codes. The inaugural Cooma Rugby team had many notable players from the league ranks. Col Johnson captained Country 2nds against City and also represented against France and England as fullback. Jack Woodger also played winger against France and England as did Graham Bookalill, who later in his football career, played 1st and 2nd grade for Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. Another very good footballer was Peter Geach who switched from league to play for Cooma rugby. Tickets to the reunion dinner on June 22 are available from South East Printing. Memorial football jumpers are available from Mainstreet Clothing, Cooma.

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Coolamatong golf Legacy Day was a rather cool day for golf but the players turned up to support the cause. For the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scratch the winner was Walter Amman, runner up was Tony Kiek. Nick Flower all the way from Delegate won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handicap and the runner up was Geoff Murphy. Ladies Scratch was Michelle White and the runner up was Jan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran. Donna Tuckwell won the ladies handicap and the runner up was Pat Foote. Eddie Clarke won the Junior Scratch and the runner up was Liam Donnelly. Congratulations go to these up and coming golfers battling the cold. The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no handicap division went to Peter Lette. Nearest the pin on the third was Geoff Murphy and Michelle White, on the eighth was Bill Quin and Pat Foote, on the 15th was Bill Quin and Pat Foote and on the 17th was Tony Kiek and Jan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran. A big thankyou to all players and all the trophy donors.






Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner for the ladies was Betty Thompson and runners up were Vickii Roarty, Mary Obermaier, Jan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran, Michelle White and Christa Waehrer. Nearest the pin on the eighth was Mary and on the 17th was Carolyn Major. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner was Pat Foote; runners up were Betty Thompson, Mariana Lapargo, Virginnia Logan, Jan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran and Carolyn Major. Nearest the pin was Carolyn Major. Wednesday for the men went to John Ono and the runners up were Gavin Ross, Bob Key, Justin Carter and Dave Harrison. Nearest the pin on the third was Tony Kiek, on the 15th was Franz Pichler, and on the 17th was John Ono. Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winner was Gavin Ross and the runners up were Parvo Parviainen, James Alexander and Steve Young. James Alexander and Tony Kiek won nearest the pins. Next Sunday is the qualifying round for the Keno mixed 4Ball; this is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;choose your own partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; event.



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Wednesday April 24, 2013


Successful bowls fundraiser at Cooma Saturday’s Fund Raiser Day was a great success thanks to the planning and work of the ladies. There were more than 80 players from local clubs in addition to a bus load from the Labor Club at Weston Creek, ACT. Well-done ladies! The final of the Minor Pairs was played on Sunday between Denis Steinfort and Ron Wainwright against Tom Reed and Ignazio Mondello. After 11 ends only 15 shots had been scored with Denis and Ron leading eight to seven. At that point the tempo changed when Tom and Ignazio scored four shots to lead 11 to eight and followed up in winning the next three ends to lead 15 to eight. The 19th end went to Ron and Denis with five shots to give them some hope but this was short lived as Tom and Ignazio kept their cool and eventually won 23 to 15. However the score does not reflect the closeness of the game throughout. In Social Bowls the brother and sister combination of Daphne Buckley and Geoff Venables came out swinging against Margherita Zasso and Richard Nichols and were in command from the word go to win 33 to seven. Max Povey, Sergio Roncelli and Neil McGregor were equally impressive in their match with J Cervina and Ron Gammon and Paul Cannell with the score amassing 23

points over the first 10 ends to lead 23 to five and were never headed to run out convincing winners 34 to 12. Jack Sajina and Steve Seears set up an early lead 13 to eight in their match with Peter Marsicano and Mark Buckley. Peter and Mark outscored their opposition in the run home to win 29 to 23. The Handicap Pairs will commence next Saturday with all first round matches except R Douglas and S Seears playing R Gammon and N Wallace, which is to be played on ANZAC Day. All these matches are 1pm start and club uniform is to be worn by all participants. The other matches are: A Crowe and G Taylor against S Roncelli and I Mondello, C Peuker and G Venables against S Lapham commencing at 1pm. and J Sajina, D Jarvis and P Marsicano Social Bowls at the weekend is still at 1pm until notified against J Vincent and P Caldwell, J Thompson and W Lodge against G Cox and T.Reed, M Mannile and C otherwise, and Wednesday Bowls commences at Roberson against S Hamilton and M Storta, M Frezza and 12.30pm with names in by 11.30am please. R Wainwright against M Mayhew and M Buckley and A Above, some of last Saturday’s bowl action. Marshall and P Cannell against M Povey and N McGregor. Winners of these matches will play on Sunday April 28

District women’s bowls playoffs Monday was the first day of the Regional play off between the best team from each district in the region. Luckily the weather held and we had a warm sunny day. Watching the play, it was not hard to see why they won their district events. The first game was the semi final between M Nankervis, B Pearse and P Barklam from Dalmeny, representing Far South Coast and G Schell, K Burns and C Chase from Merimbula representing Bega Imlay. It was won by the team from Merimbula but not before excellent play from both teams. The final was then played between the team from Merimbula and the team from Adaminaby, G Daal, A Madden and L McMahon , representing Snowy Mountains. This was a real spectator event, the advantage alternating between the teams. It was finally won on the last end by the Adaminaby team. Congratulations to both teams as both were worthy of a final berth. However, there can only be one winner and Adaminaby will now contest the state final at Tuncurry in October, representing Region 9. Congratulations and the

Monaro Air Rifle Club

This week Monaro Air Rifle Club hosted 13 shooters for our regular Tuesday evening Club Shoot. Individual results were as follows: Standard Bruno Schnitzer 332 Campbell Childs 305 Ron Evans 302 Terry Huggett 287 Mark Chenery 272 Alexander Childs 269 Charlie Crighten 263 Jordan Chenery 260 John Fleming 244 Rowan Fleming 177 PB Bench Rest Peter Lenkeit 345 Bruce Stewart 341 David Libauer 312 Please consider Monaro Air Rifle Club for your next function, full kitchen, Bar and function room available. For enquires please phone the Campbell 0413627292.

best wishes of the district go with you . The semi final of the pairs was hotly contested between the team from Moruya consisting of A Rawson and K Thurlow representing Far South Coast and P Reynolds and N Wallis from Tura Beach representing Bega Imlay. This game also went down to the last bowl on the last end,Tura Beach the eventual winners. Tuesday was the final of the pairs between Tura Beach and Adaminaby. This game did not go quite as expected. Tura would have the shot but Adaminaby would not let them hold, consistently taking it away. This resulted in the Adaminaby team of A Madden and L McMahon defeating L Wallace and P. Reynolds from Tura Beach. Congratulations to Lyn and Aylene for consistent good play. Our very best wishes to them for the State final in October , to be played at Tuncurry. When you consider that Snowy Mountains has so few players compared to the other districts we did extremely well. Also that the same two players are in both finals must be quite rare, or am I just a bit biased?

Cooma ladies golf results On Wednesday April 17, the third and final round of the nine-hole Championship was played in Cooma’s great Autumn weather. The winner of the day’s event was Maureen Fletcher with 37 nett on a countback from Julia Upton, both playing exceptional well. Balls were won by Clare Nowland and Gaye Wilson who had nett 38’s, two other players Denise Ashcroft and Val Leitch also had 38 nett but missed out on countbacks. It was a day of countbacks as the putting ball won by Maureen Fletcher was hotly contested by Julie Upton, Denise Ashcroft and Midge Theron all having 16 putts. . Our nine-hole Champion for 2013 was Maureen Fletcher with 159 gross for the three rounds - great golf Maureen. The nett winner was Clare Nowland with 120 for the THREE rounds. Congratulations to all the winners and commiserations to all those who missed out on counbtacks. Until next week TTFN

The place for pace

Local driver Pauline Bolton will again take up the challenge at Sapphire Raceway this Saturday, April 27. Racing starts at 2pm.

Cooma women’s bowls The Club fours began last Tuesday. C Meillon, R Steinfort, D Jackson, M Obermaier were up against U Roberson, J Upton, M Power, S Seears. Cheryl’s team fired in the first end followed by Una’s in the second, this game see-sawed right through, 11 all on the 13th end, 19 all on the 20th with one shot to Cheryl’s team on the last end to win 20-19. M Zasso, K Sach, O Jebbink, M D’Amico played L West, D Fraser, D Buckley, E Hamilton, this also was another tight tussle with Lorraine’s team getting the better start with Margherita’s team leveling on the 13th at 11 all. There was nothing in it until end 20 when Margherita’s team picked up four shots to lead 21-16. Lorraine fought back on the last end but unfortunately couldn’t pick up enough, going down 21-18. Congratulations as this team will go ahead to defend in the pennants also Congratulations to the Adaminaby girls for winning through to the State finals of the Pairs and Triples at Jindabyne on Monday and Tuesday. This was a great effort. Minor Singles nominations are up on the board for all girls eligible to play, hopefully we can fit this in before winter starts.

The second round of the grade four Ladies pennants was played in Cooma on Sunday against the combined team Jindybelle’s. , The Cooma team skipped by Dot Jackson got off to a 5-2 lead by end four, but Jindybelle’s skipped by Del Turner drew even on end 11 and then took the lead 12-8.Cooma then trailed until end 17 when they hit the front 14-13 , but Del’s girls levelled again on the 18th 14 all, 1 shot to Cooma on the 19th gave them lead back again only to see Del’s girls fight back 15 all on the 20th, one shot to Cooma girls on the last end to win 16-15. Cooma girls skipped by U.Roberson were always in reach they found themselves down 15-7 on the 11th end to Jindybelles skipped by B.Corby . From here on Cooma started to dominate play only allowing the opposition one shot from then on and slowly bringing the score back to 16 all on end 20.Once again a brilliant finish to Cooma girl’s to pick up the winning shot to win 17-16 . The aggregate score for both games 34-32, luckily Cooma girls way. Congratulations as they will now go to Tathra on May 20/21.



Wednesday April 24, 2013

Stallions unlucky two-point losers in pre-season final The Stallions travelled to Tathra on Sunday to take on the Moruya Sharks in the final of the pre season competition. The coach had to rest a few players with niggling injuries and other commitments but was still able to field a strong side due to the depth of talent in the club this year. The Stallions got off to a flyer with Adam Walters crossing after some good lead up work from

Cooma and with Nick Moon’s conversion they were 6 nil up after 5 minutes. Moruya were making it easy for Cooma at this stage and they were coming up with a lot of unforced errors putting pressure on themselves. This kept the Stallions in strong field position and an unlucky call from the official saw Sam Dowset denied a try next to the posts. Steve Dunn had now injected himself into the game and after some strong runs up the middle the guys were in a perfect position to attack. The Sharks cracked again and Steve Dunn was able to put the ball under the posts leaving Nick Moon with an easy conversion taking the score along to 12 nil with half time fast approaching. The Sharks had to try everything to get

themselves back into the contest and were able to make a couple of one on one strips with the last one right on Coomas line. This resulted in a try right on half time with the conversion unsuccessful making the score 12 -4 in favor of the Stallions. The second half was much different for Cooma as they were now struggling to control the ball and the pressure was no firmly on them. Moryua gained a lot of possession in this half and were able to claw back level with two tries. The last coming in the final five minutes and with the conversion from the sideline put Moruya in front for the first time in the match. The Stallions did have a chance with only two minutes on the clock but another handling error put the nail in the coffin. The final result was Moryua 14 Stallions 12. There were a number of good players for Cooma - Chris Khoury, Adam Walters and Jake Schofield were strong in the forwards while Sam Dowsett, James Boller and Credence

Bartlett were the pick of the backs. The first round of the competition starts next week and Cooma have a chance for revenge with Moruya being drawn to play us in the first round. The games times will be confirmed later in the week as Moruya are not very good travelers so how many games are yet to be confirmed. The Stallions have all four

grades available so hopefully they will all get a game. Hope to see everyone at the showground on Sunday, memberships are still available so Give Craig Schofield a call to renew your membership or come on board for season 2013. Pictured, Steve Dunn crashes over for a try. Left, Sam Dowsett looks to pass the ball.

Yass too strong for Red Devils in two grades The Cooma Red Devils travelled to Yass on Saturday and came away with disappointing results losing both grades convincingly. Second grade took to the field ready to build on the momentum that they got from there large win last week. Cooma started well and controlled the game for the first 10 minutes but Yass were first to register points. They were able to kick a penalty goal for a 3-0 lead. Cooma was able to hit back when Ben Rolfe was able to bust through the defence and score. Nathan Boate was able to convert and

Cooma had the lead. Yass hit back with a try of their own to take the lead back. Cooma then scored again before halftime to close the gap. This try was scored after Matt Gibbs was able to link up with Ben Rolfe down the short side and Ben was able to run over the winger and score. This was unconverted and Cooma went into half time down 15-12. Cooma was confident going out for the second half but Yass came out with more determination and scored a couple of quick tries to swing the momentum of the game in their favour. Cooma was able to hit back when Ben

Rolfe scored his third try for the afternoon. Cooma kept working but silly mistakes were allowing any pressure to be let off and Yass to control the game. In the end Yass ran away with the game 31-17. Points in second grade 1 point Jade Graff, 2 points Betrice, 3 points and player’s player was Ben Rolfe. First grade First grade took to the field ready to build on their good start to the season but with a number of changes to the side due to injuries and people having other commitments. From the opening whistle you could tell it was not going to be the Red Devils’ day. With Cooma falling off tackles and being blown away at the breakdown, Yass were soon gaining the ascendency and it was not long before Yass had opened their account for the afternoon scoring out wide. Cooma wasn’t helped when Phil Johnson had to come off with a neck injury and a few minutes later Pat Dorahy had to come from the field with a crook shoulder. This meant that a number of the second players had to back up - a special mention to Matt Gibbs who played two full games for the afternoon. Cooma struggled to get into the game and only good

tackling from Will Nicholls, Tom Laddams and Damien Hopkins halted the Yass attack. Cooma went into half time down 33-0 but came out in the second half more determined and for the first 20 minutes played with much better direction and purpose. This allowed Cooma to score twice, the first when Will Nicholls was able to score in the corner. Nathan Boate was unable to convert after taking over from Ryan Morgan who hurt his ankle in the lead up to the try. The second try came on the back of some good work from the back three in Matty Lee, Alex Moon and Ben Schouten who returned the ball well all day and made some crucial tackles. This allowed the forwards to get the ball and crash it over the line with James getting his first try in the top grade. Again Nathan Boate was unable to convert from the sideline. That is where the positives stopped and for the last 15 minutes Yass ran away with the game to run out winners 59-10. This was a very disappointing result for the Red Devils who need to get to training to make sure it doesn’t happen again, this week the Red Devils are training Tuesday and having a captain’s run on Friday night because of ANZAC day on Thursday. Points in first grade this week, 1 point Nathan Boate and Matt Lee, 3 points Tom Laddams and 2 points and Players player Will Nicholls. Pictured, a strong tackle by Tom Laddams.


Wednesday April 24, 2013


Holden Scramble decided Cats stumble in first real test for 2013 Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson

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There was plenty of action at Cooma Golf Course over the week just gone and with big fields, excellent golfing conditions and plenty of fine scores golfers were treated to the best a Cooma autumn has to offer. The Holden Scramble for 2013 was decided on Saturday with more than 80 golfers enjoying the golf course and fine company. Sunday saw round five of the Super Stableford event. To re-cap the weekend. Josh, Jenny, Mark Rainsford and Matthew Schouten had a fabulous 10 under par (62 gross) to take out the Holden Scramble for 2013 with a fine 54.3 nett. Second place went to visitors Marko Barisic, Ron Zarczynski, Vj Rezo and Tony Crncevic with a 55.5 nett. and third place was taken out by Matthew Moxon, Alex Childs, Campbell Childs and Garth Moxon with 57.2 nett. Nearest the pins and longest drives were not at hand at the time of writing. On Sunday golfers played an individual stableford and round five of the Super Stableford. Sam Patricks added to his winners trophy cupboard taking out A grade with 34 points. B grade was won by Gaye Wilson with a round of the day 36 points and C grade was won by Greg Abraham with 31 points on a countback. Ball winners went down to 32 points with Terry Johnston just getting home.

Nearest the pin on both the ninth and the 17th was taken out by Frank McKnight who must have had a great day with the irons. On Wednesday April 17, the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s single stableford saw some solid scores with Garry Atkinson winning A grade with 37 points. B grade was won by Gordon Weston with 38 points and C grade was taken out by Damien Kenneally also with 38 points. Ball winners went to 36 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was taken out by Alex Childs with a fine shot and on the 17th Roy Kerr hit a beauty to easily win the ball prize. Next week sees a single stableford medleys on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday with the traditional ANZAC day stableford on Thursday. Of big news is the 12 hole Family Cup to be played on Sunday from one oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock. This is a two-person ambrose with sub-juniors hitting off the subjunior tees but all others using the normal markers. A family can be any combination of adult and child or adult and adult. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss this great fun event. The Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday night from 7:30pm at the Golf Club. All members are invited to attend and indeed should attend to support our club. See you on the greens.

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The Aussie Hotel Cooma Cats have gone down to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiers ANU in their first real test of the 2013 AFL Canberra Division three competition. The final score was Cooma 3-9-27 defeated by ANU 11-9-75. Cooma Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach Damien Asanovski said while he was disappointed in the result, he was happy with the way his side kept plugging away after being thumped by a pumped up ANU side in the first quarter. With the advantage of a strong wind, the ANU side - smarting from successive losses in the first two opening rounds of the season - stamped their authority on the game in the first quarter with four unanswered goals and almost total domination of the ball. If not for inaccurate kicking by ANU in the first quarter, the score could have been much worse for the Cats. The Cats forwards hardly saw the ball until half-way through the second quarter when they finally registered the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first goal, but

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by then it was too little too late as ANU maintained total control. The Cats back line tried hard all day, but were totally out-played and outpositioned by an ANU forward line who held every mark and seemed two to three paces faster than their opponents. And when the Cats did manage to win the centre clearance or get the ball moving into the their forward line, the ANU defenders easily foiled the attacks by out marking the Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; forwards almost every time. The Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; troubles were compounded by an unprecedented number of dropped marks all over the field which ANU capitalised on with glee to punish the Cooma side. After two wins by over 100 points in their first two games of the season for the Cats, the loss to ANU serves as a timely reminder for the Cooma side that there is no room for complacency against any side in the competition. The Cats had few standouts on a trying day- a day when the footy Gods seem to have abandoned a hapless Cooma side who suffered

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a number of game ending injuries early on and met an opponent who were not going to lose to anyone no matter who they played that day. That said, there were a couple of players who shone when others didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. The Catsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best was easily ruckman Anthony Brennan who not only worked tirelessly in the rucking role all day, but also worked hard all over the ground with a great display of individual skills demonstrating just how far he has come along in his short AFL career. Other Cats who never stopped trying all day were John Hukins, Sam Hunter and Robbie Schelberger. Special mention must also be made of Kyle Hubert who made a good impression in his first senior match for the Cats with some strong marks and effective kicks. This Friday night the Cooma Cats will play their first ever night game against Gungahlin at Tuggeranong.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Cooma Fillies continue form as pre-season champions The Cooma Fillies have retained the Group 16 Leaguetag Pre-Season Premiership after defeating the Bega Chicks 6-0 on Sunday. In warm conditions, both teams had their fitness tested in what was a sign of the standard of this competition for 2013. Both teams started strongly and although the Fillies were tough in attack, through Kristy Nichols, Kate Schofield and Meg Bracher, incomplete sets prevented points from being scored. Alicia Bolton and Maree Ingram led the team with their dominant kicking game, and after gaining good field position, Bolton crossed the line, but was controversially denied points. Alana Nichols was put under pressure in defence but did not waver, supported by Georgie Clarke and Monique Ingram. At half time, with the score still at Nil-all, the game could have gone either way, if not for the inspirational half-time speech of Coach Craig Schofield, who motivated the girls to a strong second half. The Fillies received the ball in good position and completed their early sets to give them early dominance. Kirrily Carberry was solid in defence and took Bega’s high balls with ease, while Bracher and the Schofields were consistently strong on the flanks. The Fillies got a repeat set through precision kicking by Maree Ingram, and following the line drop out, Anna Steel, Brooke Morey and Jade Lee were able to test Bega’s defensive line. Alana Nichols was unfortunate not to score from a

strong line break, after being ruled to have knocked on over the line, but her efforts accentuated the gaps in Bega’s defence and the attacking opportunities for the Fillies to capitalise on. With over half the game gone, Maree Ingram shimmed through the defence to score under the posts and with Kate Schofield’s conversion, put the Fillies on top of the scoreboard, recognising their dominant possession on the field. A line break from Patrice Ingram took the Fillies out of their danger zone again, which allowed Abby Schofield to shine, putting the Bega Chicks on the back foot with her kicks and forcing another line drop out. While Bega launched an 11th hour resurgence from the drop out, Danielle McGufficke’s sideline acrobatics in her first game for the Fillies kept the ball in play and held off the attack. The final siren sounded shortly after, dashing Bega’s hopes of a comeback and round in what is sure to be a tough start to the season. leaving the Fillies victorious. Points this week went to Maree Ingram (3), Alicia Cooma Fillies 6 (M. Ingram; goals K. Schofield) def. Bolton (2) and Danielle McGufficke (1) with Players’ Player Bega Chicks 0 awarded to Abby Schofield. The Fillies now take on the Moruya Sharkettes at the Pictured, Alana Nichols on the attack. Cooma Showground this Sunday in the first competition



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Stallions’ preview for 2103 season 1st Grade Division 2006 Captain/ Achievements - Group Coach STALLIONS Steve Dunn 16 Player of the Year 2009 Junior Club Canberra Raiders Cup - Didn’t have Premiers 2011 one, starting playing first Season Goals - To have grade for the a successful, united club Snowy River with all playing groups involved in the finals, Bears at 17. First grade grand final Rep Honours - appearance would be Group 16 - Monaro nice. OMA UN ITED CO

Season Goals Improve as a team every week.

Under 18 Captain Joel Smith

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Junior Club - Junior Fillies Rep Honours/Achievements - ACT Women’s Oz tag 27’s Premiers 2012 Cooma Stallions Club Player of the Year

Rep Honours/ Achievements - Group 16 Rep League Tag 2012 Season Goals - To lead by example and support Player/Players to watch and why - Abby Schofield, she’s a quiet superstar that will be given more responsibility this year.

Season Goals - Lead team by example and bring new players through.



Player / Players to watch and why? - All the Ingram’s, all four of them.

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Josh is Australian Age Multiclass swimming champion




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Joshua Alford has returned from three days of competition at the Australian Age Multiclass Swimming Championships held in Adelaide from April 13- 15. Josh had an outstanding meet in the 17 to 18 years old age group and came away with more medals that expected by his coach and himself. Josh was crowned Australian Age Multiclass champion in his age group for the following swims â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 400m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly , 50m Freestyle and 200m Medley. Josh also picked up a silver medal in the 100m Freestyle and a bronze in the 100m Breast Stroke. Josh was placed fifth in the 100 and 50m Backstroke along with the 50m Breast Stroke. Josh was unlucky not to pick up Gold in the 100m Freestyle but he did come close in a nail biting finish to the line. Josh picked up a second PB in his 400m Freestyle to win the gold. Josh picked up good PBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in his 100m Breast Stroke and Backstroke along the way for the meet. However he saved the best for last winning the 200m Medley in the last race of the meet with an astounding 15 seconds off his PB. Josh was not expected to medal let alone win with such a huge improvement. As a result his excellent results at the meet Swimming Australia have selected him to compete for Australia in the multiclass development squad at the upcoming INAS World Swimming Championships to be held later at New Calendonia

in August this year. This will be Joshâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first international meet and will be a big boost for him as he strives to make it to the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Paralympics coach Peter Freney and Frank Hohmann were at the meet watching the younger multiclass swimmers and they were very impressed with Joshuaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s improvements and current training regime. He certainly has caught the eye of the coaches and selectors at Swimming Australia for future international events. Coach David Murphy is extremely happy with his progress and the outstanding results this competition has produced for him. Josh will be still training hard in the coming week as he is on the plane again to Adelaide on April 25 competing at the Australian Open Swimming Championships back at the same pool. Josh is competing in eight events over the week of the champions after qualifying for this meet during the summer season. This will be a much tougher competition for him but he is relishing the challenge of racing against his idol Matt Cowdrey and meeting his other idols James Magnusson, Eamon Sullivan and David McKeon We all wish Josh the best in Australian Open Swimming Championships. PS Mum and Dad are of course very proud of his achievements.

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Tayla selected for Brumbies womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7s

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COOMA Tayla Stanford in action for the Brumbies national womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side. Tayla Stanford from Monaro High School in Cooma was recently selected in the ACT Brumbies team to play in the National Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rugby 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship in Sydney. This tournament is the culmination of the various domestic Sevens tournaments and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an opportunity to see players like Tayla perform at the next level. The ACT team was the strongest in the

competition winning the tournament through some hard and tough games. Tayla has been growing as a rugby player over the past few years and her talent, skill and hard work were exceptional throughout every game. Tayla is another up and coming junior talent for our area and we congratulate her on her efforts in this National competition what an extraordinary achievement.



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