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Australian National Busking Championships It’s that time of year again. Cooma is gearing up for it’s biggest weekend of entertainment for the year. November 4 will see the Snowy Ride motorcyclists roar through town, the Cooma Car Club’s huge Motorfest will have hundreds of extraordinary vehicles on display, and of course, the streets will be alive with the sound of music from talented buskers hailing from all over the country. The Australian National Busking Championships (ANBC) is in its sixth year, and it will be bigger than ever. For those who haven’t been before, buskers are stationed at various locations around Cooma’s CBD, performing all day in the lead up to the finals concert held in Centennial Park in the evening. With a range of categories, there is plenty of variety and the atmosphere in town is electric. Regional championships were held for the first time this year in
Stanthorpe (Queensland), Ballarat (Victoria), Narooma (NSW), Noosa Heads (Queensland) and Peak Hill (NSW) in the lead up to the finals in Cooma. Interest has been shown by a further 21 towns across Australia from all states and territories. “If places like Tamworth and Deniliquin can have huge events like the Country Music Festival and Deni Ute Muster, Cooma can do the same and the Busking can become a national festival,” says founder and organiser Allan Spencer. Passionate about the arts and music, Allan has run Cooma School of Music for many years. Selling various instruments and accessories, Allan also facilitates music lessons. Allan is a teacher himself and also allows space for other local musicians to hold lessons. Running the ANBC is becoming bigger and bigger for Allan, but has assistance from many
others in town. The ANBC will kick off with the Night of Champions on Friday November 3 at the Cooma Ex-Services Club. Former winners and regular ANBC entrants The String Family will be performing. Mother, father, son and daughter featuring two cellos, two violins, voice and percussion perform Celtic, folk, world and classical crossover music. Having entered the competition for several years, The String Family have decided to this year attend as ambassadors for the event. Joining The String Family for the Night of Champions is winner of the Open Category at the Ballarat regional final, Geoffrey Williams. A very entertaining performer, Geoffrey is one not to be missed. He has been described as “a worldrenowned performer: one man, a loop pedal and a whole lot of soul, engaging his audiences with his reggae roots and 60s/70s soul heritage.”
Geoffrey not only has a huge reputation as a performer but also as a songwriter. He has written songs for artists such as Michael Jackson. The Haystack Mountain Hermits are also on the lineup for the Night of Champions. They are another bona fide family band with Jackson, Marcus, Lachlan, Ella, Dad (Dave) and Mum (Kerrie). The Haystack Mountain Hermits won the Open Category at the Stanthorpe regional final. They perform a great mix of American Bluegrass and Australian Folk Music. They are all multi-instrumentalists performing on guitars, piano accordion, dobro, mandolin, ukulele, side drum, washboard and double bass. They also sing their hearts out in vocal harmony. They were hugely popular at the Stanthorpe competition and drew a large enthusiastic crowd wherever they performed. With 161 entrants in last year’s ANBC Cooma, even more are expected this year. While all the performers are very talented, Allan has a few he is looking forward to seeing in Cooma. Winner of the Primary Category at Peak Hill was Hannah CayoDun. Just 12 years old, Hannah plays the piano beautifully and has an amazing voice. Another is the City of Queanbeyan pipe and drum band. A 20-piece bagpipe group joined by drummers, the band is an impressive sight and makes an impressive sound. There will also be a 35-piece African drum group called Rhythm Hunters who won the Primary Category at the
Narooma regional finals. A new category being added to the lineup this year is School Group. With single performers competing against choirs and groups in the primary and secondary categories, it was becoming difficult to judge. Allan decided to make it a fair comparison; a School Group Category was needed. Throughout the day, spectators can buy special ‘busking dollars’ to give to their favourite buskers throughout the day. The act with the most busking dollars will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Spectators may also give real money to the performers, just as you would any other busker. The performers keep 100% of the money given to them and some also sell their CDs and other merchandise. The finals concert brings together the top buskers selected by the judges throughout the day to determine the winners, with $10,000 cash in prizes. This year the MC for the concert will be Mikelangelo of the band Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen. A local band exploring the music of 20th century Europe, with the old world of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas crashing into the new world of swing. Quite the character, Mikelangelo will provide an extra element of entertainment to the evening. Following the finals concert, there will be an Open Mike at the Cooma Hotel, major sponsor of the ANBC Cooma. All are welcome to come for the jam session, and to even get behind the mike themselves.
Geoffrey Williams will be one busker coming to Cooma. Geoffrey has written songs for Michael Jackson. Right: The String Family are always a popular act at the Championships.
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Rainbow Pines Caravan Park in Old Adaminaby is a finalist for the third consecutive year in the Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) Awards of Excellence. Resident Lessees of the park, Kerry Parrott and Rick Martin are very excited about the achievement. â€œWe are very proud and humbled to have we are extremely proud of been selected by an independent panel our region and itâ€™s many attractions. Our endeavour after being scrutineered,â€? says Kerry. â€œTo be recognised as a finalist in front of is to make our visitors stay our peers from the whole of New South as informative and eventful Wales Caravan Park Industry is a great as possible for their time on the Snowy honour. We find it extremely rewarding Monaro,â€? says Rick. Although they put in to be recognised for â€œTo be recognised as a finalist in a lot of the hard work all of our hard work front of our peers from the whole themselves, Kerry and effort over the last of New South Wales Caravan Park and Rick know they year.â€? Industry is a great honour. We would not be in their With outstanding find it extremely rewarding to be position without the reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor, Google, recognised for all of our hard work help of many others. and effort over the last year.â€? â€œWe would Wiki Camps and particularly like to Booking.com, Rick and Kerry attribute the effort they put into thank our Council/Crown contacts Lynette Bottrill and Lorraine Thomas,â€? customer service to their finalist status. â€œWe continually strive to overachieve in says Rick. customer service and park management, â€œBoth have been instrumental in
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The Jindabyne Dam spillway gates opened at 7am on Wednesday October 4, sending almost 8,000 Ml down the Snowy River, the largest release of water for the year. Environmental and community groups, as well as recreational river users, welcome this large environmental flushing flow and are holding the annual Snowy River Day to celebrate the occasion. Snowy River Alliance (SRA) Chairperson, Vickii Wallace said the release has been timed to mimic melting snow in spring. “This water release is part of the restoration of the Snowy River after the construction of the Snowy Hydro scheme, which was completed in 1974. The Jindabyne Dam reduced the Snowy to one per cent of its original flow, which caused the river to silt and allowed willows and blackberries to take over,” Mrs Wallace said. The Dalgety Hall was set up with displays from local businesses, with some entertaining videos of paddlers on the mighty Snowy River in flood, and a famous
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responsible for bringing about the agreement with the Commonwealth, Victorian and NSW Governments in 2000 to restore environmental water flows to the Snowy River, from one per cent flow to 28 per cent. He praised the work of the scientists “who have done an absolutely astonishing good work on how best to eke out just a few Gigalitres initially, to finally 21% of the Snowy’s natural flow to go a long way to restoring the health of the river.” Luke Pope from South East Local Land Services gave an outline of the Snowy River recovery work and regional economic benefits of a healthy Snowy River. His estimates indicated an increase in tourism revenue from paddling activities of around $3 million per year, and around $16 million per year from increased fishing related tourism. The Snowy River Day was hosted by the Snowy River Alliance and the Dalgety District and Community Association, supported by the South East Local Land Services and the Snowy Monaro Regional Council.
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The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) 50th Birthday celebration held at Yarrangobilly Caves was a great success with more than 250 people attending from around the Snowy Valleys Regional Council, Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Canberra, Riverina and as far away as Sydney. Those who attended enjoyed all the activities which all Aboriginal people, past and present which included included guided cave tours of Jillabenan and Jersey the Wiradjuri, Wolgalu and Ngarigo peoples. National Caves, eco, geology and heritage tours of Yarrangobilly Parks Aboriginal staff Shane Herrington, Jack Bulger, Caves, Visitor centres staff from Tumut and Jindabyne Talea Bulger and Rodney Penrith joined Aunty Sony who showcased the range Piper to provide a traditional of Kosciuszko National Park smoking ceremony, this is visitor experiences, field an important ceremony that displays such as timber skills circulates cleansing smoke and hut building, Park Air through those in attendance to Helicopter, fire fighting and then join up spiritually with our much more. Aboriginal ancestors. We also celebrated the The official part of the day contribution of the many was celebrated with speeches volunteer groups that work provided by the NSW National with National Parks to Parks and Wildlife Director preserve our local heritage for Southern Ranges Branch and on the day volunteer Mick Pettitt and local Mayor for groups including the Snowy Valleys Council, James Kosciuszko Huts Association, Hayes and Mayor for Snowy Friends of Kiandra, Friends Monaro Council John Rooney. Smoking ceremony with didgeridoos. of Currango and our Hawk A special thanks goes to the Weed volunteers joined us to Yarrangobilly Caves team that showcase the important work hosted the event and to all they do. staff and community members Live music was provided by local group Beautiful that worked to ensure everyone enjoyed our special day Imperfection who provided great music to set the scene of celebrations. and entertain, while the Rotary Club of Tumut provided The day could not have been the success it was a sausage sizzle to keep the crowds fed and community without the support of our local communities, the radio station, Sounds of the Mountains delivered live many stakeholders and dedicated National Parks staff cross interviews to keep the community informed. Local that provided the opportunity for people to see and Aboriginal Elder Aunty Marg Berg delivered the welcome experience the many facets and variety of work that to country to acknowledge the traditional owners of is undertaken to preserve our environments for future country across the Snowy Mountains and pay respect to generations to enjoy.
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TALBINGO Visitor Display Centre
Murray ϮWŽǁĞƌ^ƚĂƟŽŶΘ Temporary Visitors Centre, Khancoban
Cabramurra Visitor Centre & General Store
Power StaƟŽŶ InspecƟŽŶƐ 11am and 2pm Open 7 days:
October-April, 9:00am - 4:00pm Mon to Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
Christmas Day, Anzac Day & winter weekends
Cabramurra Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre Khancoban MURRAY 2 Temporary Visitor Centre Mt Kosciuszko
1800 623 776
Places to stay IN THE NATIONAL PARK AND SURROUNDS CREEL LODGE
Located at Waste Point, just off Kosciuszko Road, spacious Creel Lodge offers all the comforts of home with the luxury of a mountain chalet. With views over Lake Jindabyne, it’s the perfect setting for an indulgent holiday with friends or a special family get-together, summer or winter.
Currango Homestead offers unique heritage eco-accommodation in the Kosciuszko National Park. The historic homestead was built around 1895. It’s ideal for large groups and families wanting to experience the spectacular High Plains in true pioneer style.
Rustic Daffodil Cottage offers heritage accommodation in the Currango Homestead precinct. Daffodil is perfect for couples, families or small groups. You can bring your own horse, which must be registered at time of booking.
The Pines Cottage is part of a historic complex of buildings that include Currango Homestead and Daffodil Cottage, dating back to the late 1880s. Originally built to provide accommodation for stockmen, it’s perfect for large groups.
CAVES HOUSE 1901
CAVES HOUSE 1917
Wolgal Hut, in the historic subalpine Kiandra district, combines a remote location for self-sufficient travellers with the look and feel of a 60s retro ski hut. Wolgal sleeps eight people and has gas cooking, heating and hot water, and two showers and toilets.
Yarrangobilly Caves House 1901 East Wing accomodates up to eight people and West Wing up to six people. Each wing contains a fully-equipped kitchen, dining/lounge room, verandah and outdoor barbeque area.
Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 can accommodate up to 24 people in total. It has a fully-equipped shared kitchen and kitchenette, shared dining room, lounge room, verandah and outdoor barbeque area.
If you are after a modern eco-cottage tucked away in bushland, where ‘going bush’ doesn’t mean going without, Lyrebird Cottage offers all the creature comforts of home with none of the distractions. Lyrebird Cottage can accommodate four people.
Spring into the Snowies with new deals
YARRANGOBILLY CAVES HOUSE
WOLGAL HUT, KIANDRA
DAFFODIL COTTAGE, CURRANGO
SPECIAL STAY 3, PAY 2 NIGHTS*
Available for stays between 9 Oct and 20 Dec 2017 at Creel Lodge, Currango Homestead, Daffodil Cottage, The Pines Cottage, Wogal Hut, Yarrangobilly Caves House 1917 section, Yarrangobilly Caves House 1901 East and West wings, Lyrebird Cottage.
*Based on pricing on the arrival date. Valid only for bookings made between1 Aug - 20 Dec 2017. Offer is valid for every 3-night period, eg 6 nights for the price of 4.
Phone 13000 PARKS (13000 72757)
To book and learn more: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/snowy-mountains-specials
Thredbo’s heating up its A birthday full of stoke – events calendar this summer Thredbo celebrates 60 years This summer, Thredbo is hosting a stack of events for everyone to enjoy, from one of Australia’s biggest mountain bike festivals to plenty of music and foodie events to hit up, there’s never been a better time to visit Thredbo in summer and get your head in clouds. December 6-10: The Cannonball Mountain Biking Festival Australia’s biggest gravity inspired Mountain biking event hits Thredbo again for 2017 and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Have some mountain biking experience? Come and give it a crack alongside the top riders in the country! Prepare yourself for five days of epic competition, huge prizes and partying. With five categories and your chance to witness some insane riding, along with plenty of sponsors, giveaways and did we mention the massive $70k prize purse? This is one event you don’t want to miss. January 19-21, 2018: Thredbo Blues Festival The best of Australian and International blues comes to Thredbo yet again for a massive few days of music, intimate bars and
restaurants and incredible outdoor venues as this unique festival takes over the village. With some of the country’s best blues artists, it’s a great excuse for a weekend escape to the beautiful scenery of the snowy mountains… make sure you keep up to date for the full line-up announcement. February 20, 2018: Craft Beer Festival There’s nothing better than a cold one…let alone a whole day of them! Come and experience some of the finer points of brewing, or just get your taste buds around some of Australia’s best craft beers along with some awesome entertainment. You can learn a thing or two as well, with a brewing demonstration and even try your hand in the home brew competition. Wrap the day up the right way with a “Beers, Ales and Tales”
degustation dinner. March 10, 2018: High Country Wine & Cheese Festival Wine and cheese: name a more iconic duo…or trio perhaps, wine, cheese, and the picturesque Snowy Mountains? Head to Thredbo for a relaxing summer getaway filled with some of the best things in life, by which of course we are referring to Australia’s ONLY cheese-rolling competition, mountains of wine and cheese-tasting (pun intended) and a luxe 5-course Progressive Dinner where your senses will be delighted by perfect wine pairings and delicious bites as you make your way through five of Thredbo’s best restaurants. For a full rundown of Thredbo events visit thredbo.com.au/events
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Record breaking snowfalls, incredible conditions and more après than ever before – what a way to celebrate Thredbo’s 60th season! It certainly was a season of stoke and Thredbo set the benchmark when it comes to an all encompassed snow holiday with plenty on offer on both sides of the mountain. This was recently recognised as Thredbo picked up the “Australia’s Best Ski Resort for 2017” at the Snowsports Industry Australia awards, held in Canberra in October. Here’s a list of a few moments that made this season so full of stoke… Top of the list on our stoke-o-metre has to be the BLIZZARD OF OZ. The headlinemaking snowstorm first dumped its white fluffy flakes at the start of August dumping a huge 135cm in four days. Just like flared jeans, it wasn’t something we expected to make such a massive comeback, but this was big. The Blizzard of Oz returned for a new and improved 2.0 and 3.0 versions, bringing 60 and 140cm+ of light, dry snow respectively. By the end of the un-spring-like #blizzardofoz3.0, snow depths at Spencer’s Creek hit record levels, the best since 2000. These superb conditions saw super stoked skiers and boarders hitting the slopes to enjoy some of the best conditions in years. Thredbo is famous for après and this season was next level – The First Base Après Ski Soirée saw Hugo Gruzman and Tom Tilley alongside some of Australia’s top artists including Luke Million, Confidence Man and Hayden James in all their poolside-retro-party-glory. The party continued with three massive all-out village concerts in collaboration with Heineken. With a huge stage set-up, light shows, fireworks and that raving après vibe that has carried us through the last 60 years, Thredbo hosted some of the hottest
acts including Montaigne, Hot Dub Time Machine, Winston Surfshirt and Panama. Kings-of-après Client Liaison showed how to rock retro-one-pieces, The Preatures previewed their upcoming national tour and some epic DJs and producers worked the decks both at Poolside and Full Moon parties at the Keller Bar. Big names included Go Freek, Indian Summer, Torren Foot and worldwide-phenomenon Yolanda Be Cool. What a line-up – exhausted. On the mountain, the action heated up in the Top to Bottom race, as close to 300 racers contested seven categories throwing it all on the line for the prestigious title. With a huge few days of après both on and off the mountain, culminating in the epic G.H. Mumm Après Party with Jess Porsches, KLP, Elizabeth Rose, MOZA and Commandeur… it was a weekend to remember (or maybe not, with all that champagne flowing). With the winter Olympics looming, Thredbo was awash with the world’s top alpine skiers, battling it out through the gates for all important team positions at the ANC Cup. The crowds cheered not -as-fast but oh-so-impressive Red Bull King of Bob racers as they slid down on their sleds to victory, and also watched in awe as some of the gnarliest free riders launched off the 100ft One Hit Wonder jump. The kids were well looked after, with Olympian Torah Bright sharing her skills and some hot park tips with some legendary groms at the Torah Bright Mini Shred. There was plenty of school holiday fun including an on-mountain Snow Hunt and kids flare nights at the packed-full-offun LEGO Kids Snow Festival. Along with September school holidays program, there was no one in the village without a smile on their face. Now time to get ready for a huge summer ahead!
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Amanda Woodhouse has owned and operated Shear ĞůŝŐŚƚĨŽƌϯϱǇĞĂƌƐ͘ŵĂŶĚĂĞŶũŽǇƐŚĂŝƌĚƌĞƐƐŝŶŐĨŽƌĂůů age groups and all types of hairdressing (including permͲ ŝŶŐͿ͘>ŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞĐƵƚĞƐƚůŝƩůĞŚĞƌŝƚĂŐĞĐŽƩĂŐĞ͕ŵĂŶĚĂ can also cater for special occasion hairdressing. Amanda stocks Loreal professional Delorenzo and matrix hair care products. Address: 56 Jindabyne Rd; Berridale, 2628 WŚŽŶĞ͗ ϬϮϲϰϱϲϰϲϬϭĂůůƚŽŵĂŬĞĂŶĂƉƉŽŝŶƚŵĞŶƚ͘ Open: Tuesday to Saturday
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Pictured at top: Strapped in and ready for the final ascent to Mt Kosciuszko, a perfect bluebird day was appreciated by team members (from left), Clare Rose, Nathan New, Viv Lavan, Ben Gardam and Daniel Boland.
Now in its third year, Manly2Mountain is a charity cycling adventure, leaving from Sydney’s Manly Beach to ascend Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, via Bowral, Kangaroo Valley, Batemans Bay, Broulee, Bega, Bemboka, Brown Mountain, Dalgety, the infamous “Beloka Wall”, Jindabyne, and Thredbo. This dedicated team of charity cyclists completed the event for the first time in December 2015, and raised over $20,000 for Bear Cottage. This year a smaller team of three (Ben Gardam, Nathan New and Viv Lavan) cycled over six days in early October, encountering an icy reception at the summit due to heavy snowfalls late in the winter. A last-minute strategy change the day before the final leg, saw them don snowshoes and cross-country skis to complete their mission, where they were joined by Clare Rose (support van) and Daniel Boland. Bear Cottage is the only children’s hospice in NSW and provides support, love, care, laughter, fun, regular respite, specialized camps and end of life care for terminally ill children and their families. Located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bear Cottage is a medically supported home
away from home that currently costs more than $3.2 million a year to keep their doors open, so the team is seeking donations, hoping that their efforts will make a real difference. “Where we cannot add years to life, we add life to years. But only with your help.” To help the Manly2Mountains team provide a little happiness, please visit their fundraising page: https://give.everydayhero. com/au/manly2mountain-2017-1 and to find out more about Bear Cottage and the support services they provide to families in need, visit: http://www.bearcottage.chw.edu.au
The team left Manly Beach on 30th September and cycled variable terrain through Bowral, the Kangaroo Valley, down the coast to Bateman’s Bay, Bega and up Brown Mountain to the Monaro Plains, Jindabyne and Thredbo at the base of Australia’s highest peak. Image – Courtesy Manly2Mountains.
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Itâ€™s all for show
A country show always draws a crowd, with locals and out-of-towners coming together to enjoy a great family day out. The show pavilion is always a highlight, with walls covered in colourful artworks created by local talent. The flower section is fresh and bright, with roses, dahlias, marigolds and lilies in full bloom. Champion ribbons display familiar names - some are first-time winners, others have won best in show for years. The photography section just keeps getting bigger and better, with everyone from kids to grandparents showing us their world through the lens. As kids, we loved the arts and crafts competitions; creating artworks from recycled materials, arranging pressed flowers and making pictures with shells collected from the beach. Weâ€™d make sculptures out of vegetables and decorate Arrowroot Biscuits with icing, sprinkles and smarties. The regionâ€™s star bakers come into their own during show season. Fruit cakes, sponges, cupcakes, pikelets, chocolate cakes and scones are among the many delights awaiting the judges. After admiring these goodies, it must be time for some lunch! You are spoiled for choice at the show - grab a snack on the go, swing by the barbeque, or find a seat in the supper room for a meal prepared by the best cooks in town. Outside the pavilion, there is much more to explore. The sheepdog trials run from dawn till dusk, with old dogs and young pups showing off their skills in the yards. The more experienced yard dogs finish the course with ease, obeying every call. The younger pups are excited by the crowds,
opting for speed over precision. The dog high jump is always a favourite. Spectators bid on the dogs and cheer them on as they leap over the wooden panels until they reach their limit. You wonâ€™t believe how high a Pomeranian can jump! For the kids, the show is packed with fun. Carnival rides and games, face painting, sideshows, baby animals and plenty to watch. Pop into the shearing section to see how the proâ€™s do it, or head over to the poultry to check out the chooks. If you need a break from all the action, find a shady spot near the horse rings and watch the regionâ€™s horse men and women do what they do best. The fancy dress competition is one not to miss; the kids go all-out, dressing up their ponies in colourful matching outfits. Towards the end of the day it starts to cool down and the crowds gather to watch the final events. You canâ€™t go home before the Stockmanâ€™s Challenge, wood chop and chainsaw rip. The Cooma Show is the first in the region to extend its hours into the night with live music, entertainment and fireworks. During show season, we realise how talented our small communities are. Bakers, growers, artists, trainers, riders, shearers and sculptors come out in their masses to celebrate our wonderful community.
Show schedule 2018 - Nimmitabel 3 February - Delegate 3 March - Dalgety 4 March - Cooma 10 March - Bombala 17 March
Carlton Draught High Country Music Muster The muster was born after the owners of the Snowgoose Hotel, Adaminaby, saw a need for both an attraction for tourism and a platform for local artists to perform. As many of the Snowgoose Hotel patrons have a keen interest in country music, it seemed logical. After countless hours of research and organising the pub found the artists and the rest started to fall into place. Country Music draws a country crowd, so country hospitality is required. Friendly smiles, good old fashion food and support of a local organisation are all at the top of the list. The local organisation chosen by the Snowgoose to support is the Adaminaby Pony Club, with the slogan â€œKeeping High Country Kids on Horse Backâ€?. As for the old fashion food, you canâ€™t go past the smell and taste of a spit roast or the temptations of the camp oven cook off! The camp oven cook off will be held over the Saturday and judged on Saturday afternoon. The event has been sponsored by Blue Sky Outdoors Cooma with prizes valued over $200 in total. All are welcome to enter and can find the details on our webpage or Facebook page over the next week. As for the music itself, Minerâ€™s
Transport has jumped on board and will be supplying a truck stage for the event. Is there a more country way to deliver such a show? The artist line up is one to impress. Urban Drover from ACT will be opening the event on Friday night from 7pm. A well known and liked band that always delivers an impressive performance. Throughout Saturday local girls Shelby Grace and Matilda Rose will be preforming their gentle eclectic music along with Michael Horneman and Rachael Fahim. Michael is also a Snowy Monaro local whose musical ability can not go unnoticed. Rachael Fahim, performing with Michael is the current Toyota Star Maker with a powerhouse voice. Saturday night picks up with Jindabyne local Brad Cox. Brad delivers a raw, energising true blue country performance that will have the street coming alive. As the Snow Goose Hotel is a Carlton Hero Hotel, Carlton Draught were more than happy to come on board to be the major sponsors of our event. All details as released will be available at www.snowgoosehotel.com.au or on our Facebook page @SnowGoseHotel
What else is happening at the Snowgoose: â€˘ Snow Goose Hotel Ball -Celebrating the 60th birthday of the hotel with a masquerade ball and live entertainment on 21st October 2017 â€˘ Melbourne Cup Calcutta on 5th November 2017 â€˘ Melbourne Cup Chicken and Champagne on 7th November 2017
â€˘ Adaminaby Cup and evening entertainment - Live entertainment at the Snow Goose Hotel after the race day meeting on 25th November 2017 â€˘ New Years Eve at the Snow Goose â€˘ High Country Music Muster on 2nd and 3rd February 2018
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SUPPORTS EVENTS IN OUR REGION
OCTOBER EVENTS Thursday 26th Friday 27th Fri 27th â€“ Sun 29th Saturday 28th
Sat 28th â€“ Sun 29th
6.30pm Pub Painting in support of the Monaro Domestic Violence Committeeâ€“ Alpine Hotel, Cooma 7pm HEAL documentary â€“ Cooma Car Club 2pm World Community Day 2017 â€“ St Paulâ€™s Anglican, Cooma (Ph: 6452 1544) 9pm Back 2 the Eighties â€“ playing in Bar 106, Cooma Ex Services Club Far South East Kennel Club Dog Show â€“ Cooma Showground (Ph: 0358548343) Back to Nimmity: The Nimmity Bell Festival - Nimmitabel (6454 6256 after 5pm) 10am Annual Household Chemical Cleanout â€“ Bombala (Ph: 1300 345 345) 4.30pm â€“ 7.30pm Trick or Treat & Fancy Dress Disco Party â€“ Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall 6pm Spring Dance â€“ Shannons Flat Community Hall (email@example.com) 8pm â€œThe Kitchen Witchesâ€? Cooma Little Theatre Halloween Celebrations - Cooma Hotel (Ph: 6452 2003) 12pm Visit Cooma Gardens â€“ Cooma, Four gardens & afternoon tea, proceeds for ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group. Tickets at Fabric Salon 11am Annual Household Chemical Cleanout â€“ Cooma (Ph: 1300 345 345) Kosciuszko Festival â€“ Jindabyne (Contact www.kosciuszkoheritage.com/200)
NOVEMBER EVENTS Wednesday 1st Saturday 4th
Sat 4th â€“ Fri 10th Sunday 5th Friday 10th Saturday 11th Sunday 12th Friday 17th Fri 17th - Sat 18th Sunday 19th Wednesday 22nd Fri 24thâ€“Mon 27th Saturday 25th Sat 25th â€“ Sun 26th
10.30am Black Dog Ride â€“ morning tea - Bombala Visitors Centre (Ph: 6458 4622) 8.30am St Patâ€™s Fete â€“ Centennial Park, Cooma 10am,12pm Burnima Homestead Tours â€“ Burnima Road, Bombala (Ph: 6458 3042) 10am Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages â€“ Cooma (www.lightcarclub.org.au) 9pm Matt Dent Duo - Bar 106 Cooma Ex Services Club Snowy Mountains Trout Festival 2017 - (www.troutfestival.com.au) St Paulâ€™s Church Parish Get-together â€“ Cooma (Ph: 6452 1544) 8pm Cooma Little Theatre â€œThe Kitchen Witchesâ€? comedy 6pm-10pm Photograph the night sky & predict Aurora â€“ Cooma (www.imagesbyimw.com.au) 10am-4pm Michelago Spring Fair â€“ Michelago (0428 297 514) 9pm Scene of the Crime â€“ Bar 106 Cooma Ex Services Club 7am â€“ 5pm MEA Spring Show jumping â€“ Cooma Showgrounds (www.mea.net.au) 9am â€“ 4pm Mt Gladstone MTB Race - Mt Gladstone Private Gardens of the Monaro Tour â€“ www.privategardensofmonaro.com.au The Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge â€“ Canberra to Charlotte Pass Adaminaby Race Day Celebrations - Snow Goose Hotel 9.30am Mount Gladstone Hillclimb weekend â€“ Mt Gladstone Day 1: Come & Try Hill Climb, Day 2: Open Hill climb (0418 251 465 or www.coomacarclub.com.au)
Highlights: Oct/ Nov/ Dec 2017 Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct
Sat 4th November Cooma & surrounds
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Kosci Festival: Sat 28th - 29th October
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Spring/Summer Events SUPPORTS EVENTS IN OUR REGION
DECEMBER EVENTS Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Saturday 2nd Saturday 9th
Friday 15th Saturday 16th Sunday 24th Monday 25th Thursday 28th
The Cooma & District Kennel Club Dog Show – Cooma Showground (Ph: 0421 702 553) 8.30pm Christie Lamb Loaded Tour - Alpine Hotel, Cooma Bombala Lions Street Carnival - Bombala 12.30pm Night of Stars Concert 2017 - Jennifer Colin School of Dance 8pm – 1am DJ Grey Karaoke – Bar 106 Cooma Ex Services Club Cooma Carols in the Park – Centennial Park, Cooma Jindabyne Carols 6pm Christmas Eve Carols – Thredbo Alpine Hotel (www.thredbo.com.au) Christmas Day 11am 2017 Jindabyne Rodeo – John Connors Oval, Jindabyne
Local Markets OCTOBER Sunday 22nd 9am-3pm Bredbo CWA Village Markets – Bredbo Hall NOVEMBER Saturday 11th 9am – 1pm Adaminaby Museum Market and Car Boot Sale 9am – 1pm Nimmitabel C.W.A Markets – Nimmitabel Sunday 19th 9am – 1pm Cooma Rotary High Country Markets – Centennial Park
Saturday 25th 9am - 1pm Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors
9am – 1pm Adaminaby Museum Market and Car Boot Sale
Sunday 26th 9am-3pm Bredbo CWA Village Markets – Bredbo Hall
Saturday 16th 9am – 1pm Jindabyne Local Produce Markets – Snowy Region Visitors Centre
DECEMBER Saturday 2nd 10am–2pm Crackenback Markets @ Wildbrumby Distillery – Alpine Way
Sunday 17th 9am – 1pm Cooma Rotary High Country Markets – Centennial Park Sunday 24th 9am – 3pm Bredbo CWA Village Markets – Bredbo Hall
Saturday 9th 9am – 1pm Nimmitabel C.W.A Markets – Nimmitabel
Regular Events TUESDAYS:
Open Mic at the Alpine Hotel
Trivia Night at the Alpine Hotel from 7:30pm
Friday Nite Live @ The Federal Hotel Nimmitabel from 8pm
Upcoming Events 2018
Taco and Trivia at the Cooma Hotel from 7:30pm
2018 Local Shows held at Nimmitabel Dalgety Bombala Delegate Cooma
19 - 21 Jan
Numeralla Folk Festival
26 - 26 Jan
Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa is a fantastic place to get back to nature these summer holidays
There is plenty to see and do for the whole family!
Why not try something different this summer and jump on one of the 10 all-terrain segways? Have the most sensational experience on Australia’s highest segway tour offering in Australia. If you’re nine or 90 enjoy the excitement of gliding over off road terrain like mud, rocks, logs, hills and gravel paths for the most unique adventure experience in the Snowy Mountains. Meet with your segway eco tour guide for your briefing. You will then learn how to operate your machine with confidence on the segway training facility near the Activate Sports and Ski Centre. Minutes later you will be touring Lake Crackenback’s amazing trails with the assistance of your guide who will share knowledge of the local fauna, flora, bush tucker/ medicines and history of the region. The one hour segway eco tour is $60 per person and will take you through some amazing scenery. The machines have zero emissions and are whisper quiet so you won’t disturb the plentiful animal life that frequents the 150 acre resort. Tour past the beautiful alpine lake and streams before linking to the trails and bridges on the perimeter of the Lake Crackenback property. The 20-minute segway experience is just $20 per person, including a segway guide present with you to ensure everyone is safe and having fun. The segway experience is set on the purpose built all-terrain segway park with a variety of
features. The all-terrain segway is suitable for persons 35kg - 120kg. Lake Crackenback is also a great place to go mountain biking. Over 25 kilometres of scenic tracks encompass the lake, nearby Thredbo River along with views of the Kosciuszko National Park and Bullocks Hut. The trails will rate amongst the best you have ridden, with stunning scenery to match. Roll through some of Lake Crackenback’s amazing single track and open tracks within their 150 acres of natural bushland with the backdrop of the Snowy Mountains. At the resort, they can provide you with one of their premium mountain bikes to explore the track, which is great for beginners, families and the experienced mountain bike rider. The tracks play host to some well-known and well-regarded mountain bike events. The resort tracks also link with Thredbo via the Thredbo Diggings Track which allows guests as well as enthusiasts the opportunity to mountain bike from Thredbo right through to Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, which is fantastic. For the more adventurous, there is a purpose built Caroline Buchanan Pump and Flow Track to test you with berms, bridges, logs and rails. Hire packages range from two hours, four hours to 24 hours and cost from $40 up to $135, with a variety of bikes available. For more information, visit lakecrackenback. com.au.
RIDE FOR A CURE AT THE HONDA SNOWY RIDE IN THREDBO The Snowy Mountains community is preparing to welcome more than 2,000 motorcyclists to the region to help raise funds for vital research into a cure for childhood cancer. The 17th annual Honda Snowy Ride, hosted by Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation in Thredbo, is on Saturday November 4. The ride has played a pivotal role in SWCCF raising more than $7 million since it began in 2001. The Snowy Ride is a fun, friendly and relaxed motorcycle ride. It’s not a race, and there’s no set starting point or time. You can leave from anywhere, whenever you like, and take whatever route you like as long as you’re at the final checkpoint in Thredbo by 4pm on the afternoon of Saturday November 4. There are also checkpoints manned by volunteers at Adaminaby, Dalgety, Berridale, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bombala and Charlotte Pass on Saturday. “Every year we are blown away by the amazing crew of motorcyclists who come and take part in the Snowy Ride and help us fundraise for a cure,” said Chief Executive Officer of Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation, Sue Walter. “My son Steve passed away aged 19 and it was his passion for riding motorcycles that drove us to create this event. Our aim is for the Snowy Ride to involve the motorcycle riders of Australia to raise money for research into childhood cancer and its side effects all while enjoying a fantastic weekend of riding some of the most scenic parts of NSW,” she said. Snowy Ride platinum sponsor, Honda
Motorcycles Australia, has provided a Honda Africa Twin 1000L ‘A’ model as first prize and a Honda CMX500, with a total value of $25,000. “To win one of these fantastic bikes all you need to do is register and pay the $60 entry fee. The best part is that even if you can’t make it to the ride, just by entering you still go into the draw for the bikes and support our fundraising efforts at the same time. Pillions who register will also go into the draw for a Honda. “We thank our loyal riders who keep coming back each year and making it such a great event, as well as our hosts, Thredbo in helping us make this a fantastic event every year,” said Sue. For more information or to register for the Honda Snowy Ride visit stevenwalterfoundation.org.au like us on Facebook facebook.com/TheSnowyRide or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. au. “We work closely with NSW Police, NSW Roads & Maritime Services as well as the local Councils to make the ride as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone involved,” Sue said. The Snowy Ride is the largest and one of the longest running motorcycle charity events in Australia. Over the past 17 years the Snowy Ride has played a pivotal role in the fundraising efforts of the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation to support vital research so that every child diagnosed with cancer can be guaranteed a future and an improved quality of life
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When you experience the iconic Snowy River from water level as it passes through the pristine alpine wilderness with an expert cultural guide, it is not only a fun day, but an unforgettable and educational adventure. No experience is necessary â€“ it is suitable for both novices and advanced whitewater adventurers (over 12 years old), and a minimum of four people up to fifteen paddlers in the group. The guides will pick you up from your Cooma accommodation at 7:30am, or Jindabyne accommodation at 8:30am. After a half hour drive through the countryside, you will enter the Kosciuszko National Park, where the scenic alpine road drops steeply over 750 meters in elevation to the Snowy River. You will be given a comprehensive safety talk, before two hours of getting wet and wild in the rapids in an individual, or twin inflatable kayak. Lunch is served by the banks of the Snowy River, before another two hours of paddling along the stunning Snowy, until you reach your destination at the Pinch confluence. After relaxing with some afternoon snacks, your guide will pack up the gear, and you can enjoy the amazing mountain
views as you are escorted back to your accommodation. The trip takes place in one of the most remarkable regions of the Australian continent â€“ scenic, dramatic and full of special wildlife and cultural places. Grades 1-3 pulsing white water rapids dispersed with contemplative calm pools to catch your breath and enjoy pristine surroundings. You might even see a platypus! A testimonial from a Canberra customer said â€œNine of us ranging in ages and abilities did the day trip adventure with Richard and Matt as guides. Their confidence, experience and knowledge of the land was amazing. They pitched the trip to the right level for each of us so we all tested the beauty of the experience. Richard has great way of telling stories of the local legends, and that alone was a special experience. One of our best experiences and would highly recommend it.â€? For more information on booking a day trip, or longer five day trips into the Byadbo Wilderness, see the Facebook page, website: www.riverguide.com.au or contact Richard Swain on 0428 826 938. Images â€“ Courtesy Alpine River Adventures.
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MAYBE DECOR alterations & soft furnishings Homewares Ambulance Officers Mick Couvee (left) and Kent Hillier (right) proudly display the Eiger Chalet Scone-Off trophy for the third year running on behalf of their team, some of whom were called out on an emergency during the event. When Jenny Frost and her family bought Perisherâ€™s Eiger Chalet in 2014, they quickly realised that the local Emergency Response crews were very competitive about their baking skills, specifically scones. After a challenge was issued over a beer at the bar one night between the Ambos and Firies, the Eiger Chalet SconeOff was conceived. The Scone-Off is getting bigger every year and is a great informal occasion for Perisher staff to get together and have a bit of lighthearted fun towards the end of the winter season. Over 40 dozen scones, with jam and cream were consumed in a very short time, the crumbs washed down by numerous cups of tea and coffee. Jenny remarked that â€œwe were overwhelmed by the numbers who came, and had to get out more cups and plates, and bake more scones to cope.â€? For those who couldnâ€™t get away from work, Jenny sent batches of scones to the Perisher shopkeepers. This is the first year that this annual event has been used as a fundraiser, with the target of $3000 to purchase a defibrillator for the Jindabyne community and visiting public. All money raised will be matched dollar for dollar by Dr Karen from the Perisher Medical Centre. That will provide a massive boost to the cause, with over $1100 raised so far at the Scone-Off. Well done to Dr Karen and her staff, who were unable to attend the Scone-Off due to attending a medical emergency. Jenny and the Eiger team did send some scones down to the Medical Centre, where Dr Karen conducted her own tasting and judging session, albeit at 11pm whilst doing her paperwork! Ambulance Officer, Kent Hillier said, â€œThe NSW Ambulance representatives have been very happy over the past four seasons to attend the Eiger Chalet Scone-Off, and to have a morning tea with Jenny Frost and her family and staff, and many of the local Perisher workersâ€?. â€œAs Paramedics, we are very aware of the need for early public intervention in the case of a patient suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a clinical setting. The two mainstays of treatment are early chest compressions and early defibrillation. With this defibrillator, the community of Jindabyne and its many thousands of visitors, will have a better chance of successful resuscitation in the case of a cardiac arrest. We advise calling â€œ000â€? as soon as possible. This will allow for an ambulance to be dispatched to the scene and, whilst it is on the way, a trained call-taker can guide bystanders through the process of treating the patient,â€? Mr Hillier concluded. The scones are judged under the official CWA scone rules which stipulate criteria such external
characteristics (are the sides straight?), baking characteristics (evenly browned with a thin, golden crust top and bottom?) handling characteristics (breaks easily?) internal characteristics (moist texture with a good crumb?), as well as overall taste appearance and presentation. This very pleasant task was undertaken by no less than 14 judges on the day, two CWA officials, Lorraine Phillips and Terry Aiton, as well as local business owners and lodge managers. The scone recipe was the choice of each contestant, and this year they were all a traditional plain variety. This is the third year in a row that the Ambulance team have won the Scone-Off. The team members are local Alpine/Snowfields Operators, who work and cook out of the Perisher Valley Ambulance Station. The Head Chef is Mick Couvee, with his Assistants Geoff Boulton, Kent Hillier and Rohan Kilham. The winning technique from the Amboâ€™s kitchen was to get the oven on early, so the temperature is constant throughout. No butter was used in their scone recipe. CWA judge Lorraine Phillips commented â€œThe best things about the winning scone, were the great sides, the lovely breaking ability and the lightness of the scone.â€? The Firies team were relegated to second place, and will be aiming to correct that next year. There was some light-hearted discussion about lodging a protest, but in the spirit of this event it didnâ€™t eventuate. Something about the sugar sprinklings. The Retained NSW Fire & Rescue team consisted of Jordan Frost (Jennyâ€™s son), Adrian Gooley (Jennyâ€™s son-in-law) and Ben Carey (manager of Cowra Lodge) and came third. Keith Hill, manager of Geebung Lodge in Perisher, was commissioned by Jenny to make a â€œscone treeâ€? trophy in 2014. The base is solid local quartz, with copper wire twisted and shaped to resemble a snow gum, allowing the branches to support the â€˜lacqueredâ€™ winning scone from each year and its accompanying inscribed dog tag. Jenny confided that she had taken one scone from each teamâ€™s batch, written the team name on the underside and spray lacquered the scone samples outside on a table, where they would dry (the winning lacquered scone then adorns the trophy). Upon checking a while later, she found that the tin was in the snow, baking paper had blown away and one scone was missing. It appears the winning â€˜Ambosâ€™ scone had been scooped up by a crow and devoured, sticky lacquer and all! So, if you want to know who will win next yearâ€™s Eiger Chalet Scone-Off â€“ just watch the crows!
If you would like to help the Eiger Chalet reach their fundraising goal, please contact Jenny Frost on (02) 6457 5209. The defibrillator for Jindabyne is within reach.
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The art gallery trail The Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre, Cooma The Raglan hosts regular exhibitions by local and travelling artists. The historic building was constructed in 1854 as an Inn and had a variety of lives before it was purchased by council and approved for use as a community gallery. The beautiful building is now one of Cooma’s most frequented attractions, situated on historic Lambie Street. Open Wednesday - Sunday 9:30am to 4:30pm. 9-11 Lambie St, Cooma. Monaro Art Group’s Little Gallery, Cooma The Monaro Art Group consists of artists, craftspeople and writers in the Snowy Monaro region who display and sell their works at the Little Gallery. The gallery has recently moved to a new location in the main street of Cooma and displays paintings, photographs and sculptures all by our local talented artists. Open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm, every third Sunday (market day) 10am to 1pm. 118 Sharp St, Cooma. Pauline Coxon Art Gallery, Berridale Pauline Coxon is a descendant of the Aboriginal people of Woromi and Biripi, located on the mid-north coast of NSW. Pauline now lives in the Snowy Mountains, (Ngarigo country) and runs an art gallery in Berridale. Pauline has a deep respect for her ancestors and honours their lives in her art. She believes that their spirit is with her and guides her artistically. Every painting is unique, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which has a confirmation of Aboriginality guaranteed. Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am to 4pm. 1 Park St, Berridale. Lucy Rose Gallery, Berridale Lucy’s love for horses and the Snowy Mountains has inspired her to capture the heritage and ongoing tradition of life in the high country. Lucy is a completely self-taught artist and each of her paintings are unique and extremely popular. No official opening hours, just pop by the gallery at 32 Jindabyne Rd, Berridale, or check out the website, www. lucyrose-art.com. Ray Killen Gallery, Berridale Situated between Cooma and Jindabyne in the beautiful hamlet of Berridale is the Ray Killen Gallery. This
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cultural space offers you a wide selection of quality landscape photographs from around Australia. Each premium enlargement is taken from the original transparency. All enlargements are framed using archival materials. The wood used in the frames is taken from plantation forests or recycled timber. 72 Jindabyne Rd, Berridale. Bundian Way Gallery, Delegate Located in Delegate, close to the Victorian border, the Bundian Way Gallery showcases Indigenous artwork and exhibitions. The gallery is named after an ancient Indigenous pathway that links Mt Kosciuszko (Targangal) to Fisheries Beach (Bilgalera). The gallery is a wonderful way to experience the history of the Snowy Mountains. Pauline Coxon is currently exhibiting her works at the Bundian Way Gallery. Open Monday - Saturday 10am to 3pm (closed Tuesday, Sunday) 66 Bombala St, Delegate. Borderline Gallery, Delegate Next door to the Bundian Way Gallery is the Borderline Gallery, which is also run by the Delegate Progress Association in the historic bank building. The gallery features work from a range of our local artists and craftspeople, including paintings, photography, pottery, woodwork, mosaic, glasswork, jewellery and metalwork. The Borderline Gallery shares the same location and opening times as the Bundian Way Gallery. Kunama Snowy Mountains Centre for the Arts Formerly the Kunama Gallery where, from 1972, Alan Grosvenor displayed his work at his studio. Alan passed away in 2012, leaving behind a lifetime of beautiful landscapes depicting the Snowy Mountains region. Since his passing, the gallery has been renamed and now showcases the work of local artists, sculptors and authors. The gallery remembers Alan Grosvenor by
keeping a permanent exhibition of his work. Kosciuszko Road and Kunama Drive, East Jindabyne. The JK Gallery and Mountain Shop The JK Gallery and Mountain Shop is home to many award-winning artists. The gallery showcases original local artworks, giclees, sketches, ink drawings, sculptures, and glass art, giving local artists a platform to present their work. The JK Gallery exhibits work by Kim Kennedy, Lucy Rose, Yvonne Terkildsen, Sue HamiltonFyfe, Thomas Bucich, Jane Deerson, Ron Molnar, Mark Galton, Dawn Daly, Belinda Street, and Kylie Woodcock. Opening days vary during summer, opening hours 10am - 5pm. Shop 8, Squatters Run, Thredbo Village. Tumbarumba Artists on Parade Tumbarumba Artists on Parade is a notfor-profit, community based gallery and artist workspace run by local artists and volunteers. The gallery has regular exhibitions by local and visiting artists showcasing various artistic mediums. Visit one of Australia’s most impressive regional initiatives with their everchanging gallery space and unique gift shop. Find a range of local and international products, handmade items and collectables. Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am to 1pm (May-October) 10am - 4pm (November-April). 13 The Parade, Tumbarumba. Five Ways Gallery, Tumut The Tumut Art Society hosts regular art and photography exhibitions as well as conducting art workshops in their studio and gallery. Since 1957, the society have been hosting annual art exhibitions which receive hundreds of entries from across Eastern Australia. The Five Ways Gallery also showcases a wide range of art and craft handmade artisan works. Open Thursday - Monday 10am to 3pm. Lot 1, Tumut Plains Rd, Tumut.
Australian Alpine Snowsports History Association unites resorts stories It is now six months since the very successful 2017 Australian Alpine Snowsports History Association (AASHA) Conference was held at Mt Hotham, over the weekend of 28th, 29th and 30 April. A record 44 people attended the conference, from Falls Creek, Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Tasmania, Thredbo and Perisher Historical Societies… the best result to date. The annual meeting is an opportunity for historical societies, groups and individuals who share an interest in alpine history, to get together to and help improve advocacy for alpine sports collections, and allow for discussion on organisational and governance matters regarding alpine history. Friday night saw welcome drinks, followed on Saturday by the Annual Conference. Gunaikurnai Elder, Grattan Mullett Snr gave the Welcome to Country ceremony, followed by member groups giving us a short précis of their activities. Guest speaker, Malcolm MacPherson, delivered an informative history of Dinner Plain on Saturday, followed by Andrew Ramsay who spoke on his 10 Mt Hotham heroes, and lastly Malcolm Pearce spoke on his introduction to Mt Hotham, and what kept him there. The conference attendees enjoyed a casual dinner at the “The General” on Saturday night, and on Sunday, a wonderful tour of Mt Hotham, Dinner Plain and the area’s historic sites and landmarks, led by Andrew Swift of the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board. Mount Hotham Resort Management Board’s Cultural Heritage and Tracks & Trails Officer Andrew Swift said that the AASHA was an opportunity to bring alpine history into the current strategic plans and a great way to network with people who had a passion for alpine history. “All of the alpine resorts have really good alpine history, but the key to an event like this is to acknowledge the history and bring it back to the forefront of people’s thinking,” Mr Swift said.
The formal conference business resulted in the election of the 2018 committee: Alan Fredericks, President (Thredbo); Genevieve Fahey (NAMA Mt Buller); Christopher Brangwin (Perisher); *Andrew Swift (Mt Hotham);
Group Photo of AASHA attendees at Mt Hotham. Michael Wadsley (Southern Tasmania) and Graeme Holloway (Northern Tasmania). Observers: Robert Frohlich (Australian Indigenous Alpine Sports Foundation – AIASF) and Peter Southwell-Keeley (Perisher). NOTE: * Andrew Swift has since advised his resignation from Mt Hotham RMB and AASHA. The Committee have determined to fill the casual vacancy with Karen Smythe (Falls Creek). Mount Hotham Resort Management Board’s Cultural Heritage and Tracks & Trails Officer Andrew Swift said that the AASHA was an opportunity to bring alpine history into the current strategic plans and a great way to
network with people who had a passion for alpine history. “All of the alpine resorts have really good alpine history, but the key to an event like this is to acknowledge the history and bring it back to the forefront of people’s thinking,” Mr Swift said. “It is about the sharing of the knowledge and people being able to utilise their work, and help to promote their own historic works, and to encourage other people to be involved in this sort of thing,” Mr Swift added. The Perisher Historical Association committee looks forward to hosting the AASHA Conference at Perisher Valley, 4th to 6th May 2018. Planning is well advanced, with the conference venue and separate dinner venue booked. There has also been some planning undertaken to arrange a tour of historical interest for the final conference day. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in preserving the history of Alpine Skiing in Australia. For more information on the 2018 Conference at Perisher, please contact Pam Woodman, Secretary Perisher Historical Society, at phsadmin@iprimus. com.au or Alan Fredericks, President AASHA at alanf@ bigpond.net.au. For general information on each organization or to become a member: Perisher Valley: www.perisherhistoricalsociety.org.au Thredbo: www.thredboskimuseum.com Falls Creek: www.fallscreekmuseum.com.au Mt Hotham: www.mthotham.com.au/all-abouthotham Mt Buller: http://www.mtbuller.com.au/Winter/ events-activities/activities/details/national-alpinemuseum Northern Tasmania: www.benlomond.org.au Southern Tasmania: www.mtmawson.info/centenaryof-tasmanian-parks
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Hundreds of Landrovers to converge on Cooma Easter 2018 will see hundreds of Landrovers roll into Cooma and district as part of the 70th anniversary of Landrovers in Australia. The four-day event will include a motorkhana, swap meet, gala dinner and displays. There will also be a grand parade along Sharp Street on Sunday morning. It is hoped there will be enough Landrovers present to break the Guinness World Book of Records record, with all vehicles aligned around the racetrack at Ti Tree Racecourse. Participants in the celebrations are required to register and bookings have already opened for the various activities.
For all the information about the event go to www.landrover70thcooma.com
Schedule Day 1
Thursday 29th March Registration and Check-in (collect rego packs) between 3pm & 8pm at Cooma Car Club, Bolaro St, Cooma NSW 2630
Day 2 Friday 30th March Registration and Check-in (collect rego packs) open from 9am - 8pm at Cooma Car Club, Bolaro St, Cooma NSW 2630 Various local self-guided trips (more details to come) Land Rover Australia and Exhibitors on display at Showground from 12 noon
Day 3 Saturday 31st March Late Registration and Check-in (collect rego packs) open 9am - 12noon at Cooma Car Club Bolaro St, Cooma NSW 2630 Various day trips available Land Rover Australia and Exhibitors all day display at Showground Non-Timed Motorkhana Land Rover Swap Meet Retro Rovers Navigation Trial (Click here for info) Informal fun outdoor family evening BBQ and entertainment at Showground (pre-booking and payment required - Eventbrite).
Day 4 Sunday 1st April Vehicles meet at Cooma Racecourse from 8am Grand Parade through town 10am to 11am Grand display of vehicles on Showgrounds and awards judging 11am to 4pm Land Rover Australia and Exhibitors all day display at Showground Land Rover Swap Meet at Showground Gala Dinner and Awards Night Multi-Function Centre, Cooma Showground (pre-booking and payment required Eventbrite)
Day 5 Monday 02 April Farewell Breakfast at Cooma Showground from 7.30am Land Rover Australia and Exhibitors display at Showground until 12noon. Close of event 12noon. Special MC at gala dinner The MC for the night of the Gala Dinner will be Michael Bishop. A lot of you will be familiar with Mike as a leading authority on the Land Rover S1 and the author of the book ‘We Found Our Engineer’ the discovery of Arthur Goddard now living in Brisbane Australia who was the project engineer working for Rover on the Land Rover project in 1948. Mike (from Melbourne) now lives in the UK and heads up the Land Rover Classic program bringing Series 1 Land Rovers and Range Rover Classic (2 door) from all over the world back to original ‘new’ specification. He will be attending the 70th celebrations over the four days and looks forward to catching up with old friends and talking about project past and present.
Lâ€™Ă‰tape Australia expecting 5,000 riders for the 2017 race
Registration for entry in Lâ€™Ă‰tape closed on October 23. For more information visit letapeaustralia.com. The closest thing to experiencing Le Tour de France itself here in Australia, Lâ€™Ă‰tape is not to be missed by any cycling enthusiast. Organisers are encouraging cyclists to start their training now for the gruelling course. Many who entered in the in augural event last year underestimated the ride and had to pull out. â€˜The Raceâ€™ course is 157km with an estimated completion time of between four and seven hours. The Race delivers a route that is as tough as a mountainous stage of the Tour de France, under full Tour de France Professional conditions and runs on fully closed roads. The highest point is 1,725m on Col de Kosciuszko. â€˜The Rideâ€™ is 126km and has an estimated completion time of three to six hours. The Ride is for those who wish to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and experience of Lâ€™Ă‰tape without the added pressure of the final Col de Kosciuszko climb. At 126km and a peak of 1,300m The Ride is still a significant challenge The start for both The Race and The Ride will be at the Bullocks Flat ski tube terminal in Crackenback. Participants for both routes will head off through
Jindabyne, towards Rocky Plains Road before turning towards Berridale for the sprint section down the main street of the town. The riders will then continue to Dalgety before reaching the difficult Col de Beloka climb. The Ride will then return to finish in Jindabyne while The Race participants will continue past Jindabyne up punishing Col de Kosciuszko to reach the finish at Perisher. Individual participants in The Race at Lâ€™Ă‰tape Australia will be provided the unique opportunity of competing for the authentic Tour de France jerseys. The yellow jersey will be presented to the first male and female individual to cross the finish line of The Race. The green jersey will be awarded to the male and female individual Race winners of the sprint section, set in the heart of Berridale. The polka-dot jersey will be presented to the individual male and female Race winners of the King of the Mountain, timed across on both the Col de Beloka and Col de Kosciuszko climbs. The white jersey will be presented to the first male and female individual to cross the finish line of The
Race aged 25 years or less on the day of the event. The local communities have truly embraced the Tour de France coming to the Snowy Mountains. The entire route is decorated with cycling paraphernalia, some exquisite works of art. The towns and villages have adopted the colours of the Tour de France: yellow (Jindabyne), green (Berridale) and polka dot (Dalgety). Last year thousands of locals lined the route with their cow bells, flags and encouragement; creating a wonderful ambience throughout the day. The atmosphere of the event is electric and very positive, with riders supporting one another throughout the day and spectators yelling encouragement from the sidelines. Chris Froome will be participating in the race again this year. Providing some clinics on Friday, and then riding from the back of the pack to the front on Saturday. While many have watched Chris Froome from the sidelines or on TV, few have had the opportunity to ride with him. The legendary voice of cycling Phil Liggett will be calling in the riders at the finish of The Race in Perisher, and Matt Keenan will be calling in the riders at the finish of The Ride in Jindabyne.
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return of the pipes! The picturesque little community that is Talbingo is gearing up for its annual hootenanny, the Tallbingo tattoo. This now annual gathering boasts non-stop scots-style entertainment, with a talented band of pipers from all over the Snowy region, local musicians, Highland dancers and some very special renditions of Australian and Scottish ballads by the local men’s choir. Held on the eve o’ St Andrew’s Day, Saturday November 25 the festivities begin at 5pm and the entertainment is non-stop until 10pm, after which there is always plenty of time to blether on about your ancient scots lineage into the wee hours at the venue, the Talbingo Country Club, a small town pub with lots of charm and a surprisingly neat little golf course. What better way to celebrate
Scotland, the home of golf, then by indulging in a nine hole round, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Snowy Mountains with the sun reflecting off the waters of Lake Jounama? I dinnae ken yin better way. If you’re gaunnae flit to Talbingo for the tattoo, definitely make a day of it and hit the green before the festivities begin. There’ll be nae fish suppers or neeps and tatties on the menu, but ticket prices will include a meal professionally prepared by the local chefs of the club. If this year’s tattoo is anything like last year’s, you’d be at a loss if you didn’t chuck on yer tartan breeks and join us for a braw time in bonnie Talbingo. Cost: Price includes meal, Adult $30. Bookings essential. Phone: 0491 108 935
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These events also double as world championship qualification rounds as well as the Australian National Championship. Located in the heart of Australia’s high country, and starting at an altitude of 1100m with Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciusko as the backdrop, the courses will both delight and challenge athletes of all levels. TreX XTri: The XTri course includes some of the best fast and flowing single track mountain bike trails, and gritty off road running trails found anywhere in Australia and includes a standard distance, sprint, junior, dirt kids, duathlon and aquabike courses. For the Australian XTri Championships, the course for 16 years and over begins with a 1500m swim, and then there is a 30km cross country mountain bike course, followed by a 10km trail run. The sprint course, for 14 years and over, is a 400m swim, 15km mountain bike ride and a 3.3km trail run. The Junior X-Tri is for 12-15 year olds and involves a 200m swim, 6km mountain bike ride and 1.5km run. The kids course is for 7-11 year olds and is a 50m swim, 1.5km mountain biking and 500m run.
In February 2018 the Snowy Mountains will come alive with more off road and on road action which this year will also include a new event to the TreX series with the Australian Aquathlon Championships and the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.
TreX On Road Aquathlon: The aquathlon is an on road event that takes place in beautiful Lake Crackenback resort and includes standard, sprint, junior, teaser and dirt kids events. “Quite simply it’s a run, swim, run. Aquathlon is a great way to get into the sport of triathlon. It doesn’t require a road or mountain bike, all you need are a pair of togs and a pair of running shoes, so it’s a great way for anyone to come along and try sport, especially our young champions of tomorrow,” said Race Director Simon Lazenby. The standard course (16 years and over) is a 2.5km trail run, a 1000m swim and another 2.5km trail run. The sprint (14 years and over) is a 2.5km run, 500m swim and 1.25km run. The junior event (12 years and over) is 1.25km trail run, 300m swim and 1.25km run. The Dirt Kids course is a 500m run, 300m swim and another 500m run.
Thredbo Valley. Beginning at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, it is a 20km trail run to Friday Flat, with a 24km trail run back to the resort. The run will present an epic challenge for our elite racers as they battle altitude, technical trails and all the Australian bush can dish out in this unforgiving terrain. However, along with the challenge comes great rewards. The backdrop for the race will be Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, and the expansive high country vistas that only the iconic Thredbo Valley can offer will be your adventure playground. Add to this the amazing river crossings, bridges and alpine terrain and you have a must-do when it comes to ultra trail running. The 44k Ultra is also accompanied by the 20k, 10.5k and 5k trail runs. The event is held on February 24 and 25 with entries closing on Wednesday February 21.
Snowies Ultra Trail Run: This ultimate trail running festival takes in some of the most spectacular running trails in Australia including the 44k Ultra which includes a 530m ascent and descent along the spectacular
Those who compete in all three events will be fighting for the title of Dirt Master and Dirt Mistress for 2018.
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The Snowy Monaro hosts race events throughout spring and summer which attract huge crowds to the region. Our local races combine the excitement and glamour of traditional race events with the country charm and hospitality our region is famous for.
Tumut Tumut Turf Club is one of the oldest race clubs in NSW, having commenced racing in the 1850’s. Two impressive heritage grandstands are set amongst the trees, making the Tumut Turf Club one of the most picturesque locations for a day at the races. Tumut has three race meets coming up, kicking off with Derby Day on November 4. Enjoy live band entertainment, country and metropolitan bookmakers, full TAB facilities, as well as a barbecue, kiosk and bar. The Tumut racecourse is an ideal venue for Christmas parties, weddings, parties and other functions, and holds its second race event on Boxing Day.
Adaminaby Every year, thousands of keen race-goers travel from far and wide to attend the Adaminaby Races. Known for being a great family day out, Adaminaby offers fun and entertainment for both adults and kids. There are Fashions on the Field prizes for boys and girls 13 years and under, as well as adult categories, best dressed couple and best dressed group. This year, the theme for the races is ‘Hats and Heels’, with members and patrons encouraged to dress in their finery on November 25. The Adaminaby Races is one of the highlights of the Snowy Mountains social calendar, where more than 2,000 patrons gather to watch great racing, make new friends, and renew old friendships.
Cooma The Cooma Monaro Race Club is this year celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sundowner’s Cup. The event is already extremely popular, and 2017 promises to be better than ever, with thousands of people travelling to Cooma on December 9. The main race was named in honour of the movie, ‘The Sundowners’, which was filmed in and around Cooma and Adaminaby in 1959. One thousand locals were extras at the Ti Tree Racecourse when the race scene was filmed for the movie. Head down to the Ti Tree Racecourse for the biggest race day in Cooma and arguably the biggest social event of the year!
Upcoming race meets on the Snowy Monaro 2017 4 November - Tumut Derby Day 25 November - Adaminaby Races 9 December - Cooma Sundowners’ and
Cooma Cups 26 December - Tumut Boxing Day races 2018 20 January - Tumut Family Day Races 3 February - Tumbarumba Cup
The Tumbarumba Cup will be held next year on Saturday February 3, leaving plenty of time to plan your outfit. Fashions on the Field offers over $1,500 in prizes for the best-dressed gentlemen, ladies, couples and best hat. There’s plenty for the kids to enjoy on the day, including jumping castles and amusements. The Tumbarumba Cup is a great excuse to visit the Tumbarumba region. Why not take a long weekend and explore the history, heritage and natural beauty that Tumbarumba has to offer?
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Joining the Dots on The Bundian Way Glorious late spring skies and gentle seas were the backdrop for a walk and talk with local aboriginal guides at the coastal trailhead of the Bundian Way near Eden. A group of more than 30 community members from as far away as Queensland, Sydney and Colorado, met at Cocora Beach on Sunday September 24 with Yuin elder BJ Cruse, and guides Les Kosez and Aileen Blackburn, to discover more about the history and culture of the local aboriginal people, to share the pathway, and exchange knowledge and stories. The Bundian Way has always been an indigenous travelling and cultural route that connected the whale ceremonies at Bilgalera (Fisheries Beach on Twofold Bay) near Eden, to the Bogong Moth ceremonies at Targangal (Mt Kosciuszko). This 265km long track was shown to the early settlers in the mid 1800’s, by the Yuin people, as a safe trade route
through the Monaro and onto Ngarigo country. It came to the attention of historian John Blay, whilst researching in the district in 20012002. It was then, that overlooked maps from the mid 1800’s, were discovered in Sydney archives. In conjunction with the South East Aboriginal Lands Council, John Blay, began walking the whole of the Bundian Way, with community members, to map out the route between 2011 and 2014. The Bundian Way gained NSW Heritage listing in 2013, and subsequently the project scope was to create an ancient heritage trail, whereby both cultures could share the knowledge and history with respect, as it did in the past. Yuin Elder Ossie Cruse, who said in an interview with ABC journalist, Bill Brown, in 2014 “it will be a celebration of shared history and pathway to reconciliation”. The route coincided with many
any of the travelling stock routes (TSR’s) and the original camps for the aboriginal groups, around 12km apart, but it will take some time to extend it all the way to Mt Kosciuszko. There are numerous land tenure entities to negotiate with, so is envisaged that the trail will open in stages. To date, one section at Delegate, and this short 1.6km section at Twofold Bay, are the first two to be open to the walking public. By the time it is completed, the Bundian Way will be approximately 350km long. Local aboriginal community members on the works crew have shaped the timber decking at the lookout to resemble a whale’s tail. Under technical supervision, they are trained on the job by local contractors, and over 90 percent of the services and materials are locally sourced. The projected completion of the Eden Wharf Extension Project in
2019 promises huge potential for cultural tourism and employment opportunities for the local aboriginal community, mainly from the increased number of passenger cruise ships that will be docking at Eden Wharf. “The increased visitation will have a positive multiplier effects on the local regional economy” explained our guide Les Kosez. “This could become one of the Iconic regional walks in NSW” said David Shoebridge, MLC. When BJ Cruse spoke to the walking group, he said “it is a pathway that led our people to those in Omeo, to see a new corroboree”. “We hope that will bring a lot of healing to the reconciliation process too and we will be working together and seeing that we have a legacy left for our children’s children, for their future,” he said to Toni Houston in “The Peacemaker” Australian Story on ABC in July 2017.
The walking group at the end of the walk, standing on the Quarantine Bay lookout. These structures were built with 90% local materials and services, whilst giving local Aboriginal youth a valuable training opportunity under technical supervision for future employment.
John Blay’s book published in 2015 on the Bundian Way “On Track – Searching out The Bundian Way”.
Wild and beautiful seascapes, unique flora and fauna are key attractions of the walks in this area. In a short distance, the group saw whales breaching offshore, an echidna hiding in the sandy soil, a wallaby amongst the coastal forest, and a large goanna halfway up a tree.
Guide Les Kosez, David Shoebridge MLC, and Aileen Blackburn, local Yuin/Monaro guide, on returning to Cocora Beach.
Aileen Blackburn talks to the group about the significance and importance of passing on the oral history and knowledge to the next generation.
South of the Snowies:
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GETTING THERE Take the Monaro Highway via Nimmitabel and stop for a coffee and a treat in this lovely little country town. There is no shortage of good old-fashioned country hospitality in Nimmitabel, and plenty of unique shops to explore. Alternatively, if you’re in the mood for the scenic route, head south out of Cooma via Church Road, which will link up with the picturesque Snowy River way, one of the most scenic roads in the region. Get up close and personal with the wind turbines as you drive through Boco Rock Wind Farm and keep an eye out for miniature donkeys at the iconic Jincumbilly railway station.
Wonder down Maybe St and check out the many gift, garden and homeware stores. Take a stroll around Bombala’s scenic River Walk for some great photo opportunities and a leg stretch. Platypus season is well underway, with many locals reporting platypus sightings in the Bombala River and its adjoining creeks this spring. The Platypus Reserve is a great place to see them, with a large viewing platform set by the river, just five kilometres from Bombala. The reserve also offers two bird hides, which provide ideal spots to photograph bird life. For keen walkers, South East Forests are a great place to visit at this time of the year with new walks at Nunnock Swamp to explore. Myanba Gorge Lookout also provides beautiful views of the creeks and waterfalls as they cascade through the forest. Rockton Falls is a popular spot with the locals to cool down on a hot day, as well as White Rock River picnic area. Situated 30km south of Bombala in the south-western side of the National Park, White Rock River has picnic tables and barbeques set beneath a towering canopy of ribbon gums. As well as being easy on the eyes, this part of the park provides the habitat for the endangered longfooted potoroo.
Experience real country hospitality at one of Bombala’s lovely lunch spots. The locals love to chat and will often have a few recommendations of their own. After refuelling, head down to the Bombala Historic Railway Station, which is the most southern station on the GoulburnBombala line. The station is no longer in use and now houses a small museum and lavender distilling plant for visitors to explore.
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AFTERNOON Keep heading south to the border-town of Delegate, a historic village nestled among prime grazing land and breathtaking national parks. Visit the Early Settlers Hut, believed to be the first European dwelling on the Monaro, and see how the pioneers lived. The Settlers Hut has been lovingly restored and is maintained by a dedicated group of local volunteers. The History Museum at the Delegate School of Arts traces the involvement of community members in global conflicts and has excellent displays, including an impressive stone monument that commemorated the Men from Snowy River March. The Bundian Way and Borderline Galleries in Delegate have excellent exhibitions all year round.
HAVE MORE TIME? Bushwalkers will love the range of walks in the surrounding National Parks with tall gums, impressive waterfalls and panoramic views from Mt Kosciuszko to the coast. Have a four wheel drive? There are plenty of tracks in the surrounding area, with spectacular views from Mt Tingiringi. Keen fishermen would no doubt know about the Delegate River and other local streams which boast some of the best trout fishing in Australia. Delegate and Bendoc both have active fishing clubs.
NEED TO ESCAPE THE WEATHER? On a rainy day, visit the brand-new Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre in Bombala and take a walk back in time through the Lavender House Lions Folk Museum.
The iconic Burnima Homestead is open the first Saturday of the month for tours at 10am and noon. Make sure to book ahead by calling 6458 3042 as these tours are extremely popular. One day is never enough, and there are plenty of unique accommodation options in the area. Check out www. visitnsw.com.au for more information.
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COOMA MOTORFEST Date: Saturday 4 November 2017 (coincides with Snowy Ride and Australian National Busking Championships) Location Cooma Showground Very popular Show N Shine coinciding with the Snowy Ride and National Busking Championships. Cooma Car Club’s biggest biennial event. Entries close 20 October - late entries on the day. Caters for old, new and in-between cars, large trucks, machinery, hot rods, tractors, stationary engines, motor bikes, boats, muscle cars and military vehicles.
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