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 www.rspcansw.org.au follow the link to videos from small Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. businesses at www. Cost: $160 includes vaccination, toobigtoignore.org.au. 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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Ricky is a beautiful little Bichon Frise dog who has a lovely gentle nature, is well behaved, gets on well with other dogs and is house trained. He loves the company of humans and also has an independent side and loves to play with his brother Grover in the backyard. Bichon Frise have a woolly coat and don’t shed hair. Their coats need regular grooming and clipping so their new owner must be prepared to do this. Ricky MUST go to a new home with his brother Grover as they have always been together. 0071518
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for Bega Andrew Constance. The $170million hospital is being funded by $160m from the Federal Labor Government and $10m from the State Government, and is expected to be completed in early 2016.
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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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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€˘ Replacement of existing timber abutments and piers in the approach spans. â€˘ 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
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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.
COOMA Twin Cinema 76 Commissioner Street Thursday 25th April â€“ Super Tuesday 30th April 2013 * Closed: Monday & Wednesday * Indicates movie is showing downstairs in small cinema
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH: Rated PG, 1 hr 29 mins Screening: Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ 3.30pm & 6pm. Super Tuesday @ 6pm. JACK THE GIANT SLAYER: Rated M, 1 hr 54 mins Screening: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Super Tuesday @ 8pm.
OBLIVION: * Rated M, 2 hr 15 mins Screening: Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ 3pm & 7.30pm Super Tuesday @ 7.30pm I GIVE IT A YEAR: * Rated M, 1 hr 42 mins Screening: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Super Tuesday @ 5.30pm
Coming Attractions: Iron Man 3, Trance & Return to Nimâ€™s Island
JINDABYNE Cinema Snowy Region Visitors Centre Thursday 25th April â€“ Super Tuesday 30th April 2013 * Closed: Monday & Wednesday
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€™s â€˜The Man From Snowy Riverâ€™ 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€˜Searching for The Man from Snowy Riverâ€™ 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€œyou will never think of the poem the same way again.â€? 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€™s life, a number of characters proposed as â€˜The Manâ€™ 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€˜Who was The Man?â€? 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€˜Mr Clancyâ€™ wondering if perhaps Clancy of the overflow was based on his family member. Paterson wrote back to the â€˜Mr Clancyâ€™ character outlining that Clancy of the Overflow is a â€˜typeâ€™ 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€˜The Manâ€™ 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€™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€“ cypres pine Patersonâ€™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€™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€™s principal Rural â€œCollectorâ€? 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€™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€™t suffer any injuries. Cooma Police and the RFS also attended and are continuing investigations into the accident. A woman in her 60â€™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€™s licence has been suspended and he was given a court notice. Cooma Police reported attended the old St Patrickâ€™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.
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/$1'9$/8(6$1' &281&,/5$7(6 Itâ€™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€™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 www.Ipi.nsw.gov.au. 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€™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€œad valoremâ€? amount, â€˜ad valoremâ€™ 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…
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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€™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
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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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Left: The wheels being repaired at Cooma TAFE.
Below: Chris Reeks Terry Kaufline and John Britton with the cannon, now with its wheels.
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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€œedificationâ€? 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€™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€™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€™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€™s Catholic Church, Moonbah, on Monday April 15. During the service led by Father Peter Miller, Bruce Hawkins delivered the following eulogy: â€œAdrian 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€“ 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€“ 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€™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€“ that is 1 mile in 1 minute â€“ or in modern language â€“ 100kph over that sustained distance â€“ a feat which is difficult enough today â€“ 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€™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€™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€“ quite the contrary â€“ 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€™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€“ 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€? 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€“ a position which he held for ten years or so. Life Member of the Thredbo Volunteer Ski Patrol, Peter Jeffery, wrote: â€œAs 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€? Following the funeral service 12 Thredbo Ski Patrollers formed a guard of honour as Adrianâ€™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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100 yr Centenary Celebrations
Farewell Rob Kneller â€“ 1954-2013
â€œBurnimaâ€? Bombala Open garden and homestead tours. Vintage cars, tractors and engines. Hilda Rix Nicholas art works in gallery. Period music playing on 2MNO radio. Eateries, lunches and Devonshire teas.
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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€™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€™ 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€™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€™s life.
The amazing Burnima homestead was built in 1896. This is an opportunity to peep inside this extraordinary home & stroll through the extensive gardens. Directions: Burnima is 5 kilometres north of Bombala, Monaro Highway.
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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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Councilâ€™s next meeting will on 13 May 2013, at 4:30 pm in the Council Chambers, Cooma. Meetings are held at 4:30 pm on the second Monday of each month in the Council Chambers. Open Forum where residents are welcome to address Council on any matter commences from 6:30pm. Business Papers are available to the public on Councilâ€™s website www.cooma.nsw.gov.au on the Friday of the week preceding the meeting.
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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€˜as and when requiredâ€™ 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€™s Engineering Services Division on (02) 6455 1777. Tender documents may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. au, or contacting Councilâ€™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.
OLD DRY PLAINS ROAD
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.
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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
WEATHER PERMITTING, THE FOLLOWING WORKS WILL CONTINUE Jerangle Road, maintenance grading Old Bega Road pothole repair, clear drainage structure Yaouk Road, maintenance grading Shannons Flat Road, maintenance grading
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Helping YOU Prosper How Sunny is it? As you know I always talk about investing for maximum returns and looking for locations that are in the optimum time in the property cycle. There is one location we have been watching for some time, and that is the Sunshine Coast, SE QLD. Why? There is no doubt there is locations within locations that have maximum growth and rental returns due to the critical elements. There is one location within the Sunshine Coast that is sunnier than other locations, due to the infrastructure development which will drive employment and therefore population growth and rental demand. The property cycle is another key point, as the Sunshine Coast is probably about 5.30 on the property clock this key location within the coast is showing all the signs of growth and therefore 6 to 7 oâ€™clock on the property clock. Another crucial point to consider when looking for the best locations for property investment is sustainable growth; the coast will experience ongoing growth with many southerners looking for the warm sea change during their retirement and with approx. 30% of the work force being baby boomers looking to retire over the next 10 to 15 years the Sunshine Coast will be high on the list. One of the reasons why they are developing a new hospital and health super clinic. Other reasons why we like the Sunshine Coast Here are 6 reasons why this is such a strong investment t -PDBM FDPOPNZ VOEFSQJOOFE CZ BQQSPY billion direct expenditure including a new Private and Public Hospital t CJMMJPO 4VOTIJOF $PBTU 6OJWFSTJUZ )PTQJUBM project is the largest health project in Australia t 4USPOH DBQJUBM HSPXUI GPSFDBTU XJUI B SBQJEMZ expanding population and economy t5IF IPTQJUBMT BOE TVSSPVOEJOH IFBMUI IVC XJMM create tens of thousands of jobs during DPOTUSVDUJPO BOE BQQSPYJNBUFMZ operational jobs once open
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€™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€œAffordable houses are attracting young buyers; itâ€™s especially good to see because now, economically speaking is an excellent time to buy property,â€? 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€œBuying property can actually be a lot of fun, it doesnâ€™t have to be stressfulâ€? Patrick says â€œI 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€?.
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Canberra housing finance data confirms better start to 2013 Statement by Executive Director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller
â€œThis represents a strong start to the year and one which we hope will continue to generate momentum as we move into some of the more difficult months,â€? he said.
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Canberraâ€™s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has welcomed the latest Mr Miller said he believed firming consumer sentiment was Australian Bureau of Statistics housing finance data revealing a helping to underpin the stronger data and that this was, in national seasonally-adjusted increase of 1.4 per cent. turn, owed to a steady interest rate environment and generally better economic news from overseas. The executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said the February data confirmed the firming trend indicated in the â€œOn that basis, we welcome the Reserve Bankâ€™s steady as building approvals figures released earlier this month. she goes approach to interest rates and the Governmentâ€™s
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Mr Miller said that there was reason for optimism that the Looking at the data for the ACT, Mr Miller said he was Canberra home building industry could start to emerge from delighted to note the strong increase recorded in February what had been one of its most challenging periods. with Canberra recording a 20.3 per cent increase in the number of dwellings financed - an increase of 129.
careful approach to the Budget settings, notwithstanding this He said he was particularly pleased to note the 1.2 per cent being an election year,â€? he said. increase with respect to owner-occupied housing.
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Wednesday April 24, 2013
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Pine Lodge Holiday Units
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€˘ Lock up garage ground level is also available either as another holiday rental or live in residence â€˘ Games room Both units feature â€˘ Two bedrooms â€˘
Timber Kitchen with utensils, a dishwasher and a microwave
BBQ Grill, fish smoker and outside eating area
Overlooks lake Eucumbene
Undercover car park for two cars with a further 2 car spaces provided
Separate Laundry with washing machine and clothes dryer
Living room with TV and Video/DVD player and satellite TV
Living area with wood heating
Large sunroom overlooks the lake
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€™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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Wednesday April 24, 2013
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Hayley Lee owner of â€˜Hayleyâ€™s Cakes & Event Hireâ€™ 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€œI work closely with my clients so I can uniquely style their wedding, special event or party hire into an everlasting memory,â€? Hayley explained. â€œI 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€? Contact Hayley today to book your next event. Ph: 6452 4114 Mobile: 0432 873 401 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Relay For Life Needs You!
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
The organisers of this Friday nightâ€™s cocktail party thank companies that have donated prizes: Harry Rose Jewellers ADO Electrical redbalifrog.com.au â€“ High Country Automotive Jasmine Trevanion & Bianca Pendergast Southern Service Centre Hair Reflections Beauty Advantage Grand Court Chinese Restaurant Country Skin Reflections PD Murphyâ€™s
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: Âˇ Media & Marketing Âˇ Sponsorship & Fundraising Âˇ Secretary Âˇ Catering & Logistics Âˇ Entertainment & Ceremony production Âˇ 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: email@example.com
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Wednesday April 24, 2013
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 StAndrews150@yahoo.com.au 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 salvos.org.au/doorknock or contact their local Salvation Army on 6452 1798. To give to the Red Shield Appeal, call 13SALVOS, visit salvos.org.au, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 House Husbands. (PG) 3.00 News Now. 4.00 Alive & Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Voice. (PG) 8.40 Celebrity Apprentice. Return. (PG) 10.10 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.40 Anger Management. (M) 11.10 Anger Management. (M) 11.35 Extra. 12.00 The WIN News Hour Late Edition.
6.00 This Morning. 7.00 The Workers. 7.30 Totally Wild. 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 Modern Family. (PG) 8.30 Mr & Mrs Murder. (M) 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project.
6.00 This Morning. 7.00 The Workers. 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.30 Insider. 9.00 Bold. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey. 11.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) 11.30 Bondi Rescue. (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 Scope. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Jamie’s 15 Min Meals. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)
6.00 This Morning. 7.00 The Workers. 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.30 Insider. 9.00 Bold. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Boys Weekend. (PG) 11.00 Bondi Vet. 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 Lightning Point. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Living Room. 8.30 American Idol. (PG) 11.00 News. 11.45 Project. 12.45 Letterman. (PG)
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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)
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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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Anniversary program Saturday April 27 10.00am: Registration starts in old hall - Commissioner Street entrance 10.30-11.30am: Magic Show. Come and see Canberraâ€™s premier magician. $7 per head. Book tickets at Cooma Public School Office 64521933.
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PHOTOGRAPHS Schooâ€™s Studio will be taking photographs of all ex students and teachers. They will be available to purchase for those wishing to do so.
The old playground in front of the old toilet block was used for a number of activities, including playing Vigaro.
11.30: Students 1930 and before 11.45: 1940â€™s 12.00: 1950â€™s
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€™s 12.30: 1970â€™s 12.45: 1980â€™s 1.00: 1990â€™s
3pm: BIRTHDAY CAKE will be cut
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6pm: Dinner at Cooma Ex-Services Club. Book at registration.
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€™s history contains some interesting and often amusing information.
1874 â€“ Albert Yale took charge of the school and suddenly a report is made to the school that â€œthe 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€“ Restricted size of residence was subject of complaint. The two small rooms and detached kitchen was â€˜not sufficiently commodious to accommodate with decency, the teacherâ€™s family, consisting of eight persons.
1878 â€“ Yale failed his â€˜Class 2â€™ examination, but allowance was made on the grounds that, in the last six months, eight members of his family had died.
1866 â€“ Headmaster applied for transfer to Sydney as no approval for extension to living area granted. 1869 â€“ Letter to council of education on size of residence â€“ not for schoolmasterâ€™s benefit but to take in country boarders, of whom there were at least 10 anxious to gain admission.
1929 Football team.
1871 â€“ 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€œbelieved Mr Hewison did not possess the necessary professional skill to entitle him to be admitted to examinationâ€?.
1882 â€“ rather drastic action considered, with schoolmaster requesting permission to â€˜dismiss 100 childrenâ€™ until more teachers available. â€œI 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€?. 1881- recommendation that a high school be established â€“ however, schoolmasterâ€™s solution to overcrowding was labelled â€˜premature and irregularâ€™.
1871 â€“ â€œThe pupils are talkative and disorderly and not sufficiently attentive to their workâ€? reported school inspector of the 32 boys and 18 girls present, adding â€˜the teacherâ€™s residence is too smallâ€?.
Vigaro Team 1928.
1885 â€“ 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€“ 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€? 1873 â€“ â€œOnly about 20 pupils are regularâ€Ś there is too much talking in the school. Mr Hewison tendered his resignation. â€?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€™s incapacityâ€?
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
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 โforever 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 schoolโs good name we will never disgrace Respect, Responsibility Safe play will make our day Weโll aim so high as we do try Australiaโs citizens you will know Australiaโs 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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