Murrindindi Guide Autumn 2020

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Arts & Tourism Business & Trades Guide

AUTUMN 2020

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NEW LISTING - $495,000 Address: ‘Butter Factory’ 9 Downey Street, Alexandra VIC Contact: Nik Patek 0409 936 210 npatek@ruralco.com.au Land Size: 3,024m Property ID: 21564732

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Farm relics sit side-by-side with fine china and silverware at Killingworth Hill Café & Whisky Bar ~ it is rustic, traditional Australiana with more than a smack of sophistication. Drink in this history as you sample some of the finest drams you’ll ever come across. Enjoy a glass of wine, a charcuterie board made with the finest cheeses, meats, patés, pickles, fruits and nuts, or a bowl of homemade soup, a delicious dessert, tea or coffee.

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Bloom Into You..................................................................................7 Photography + Film by Hannah Elizabeth........................... 13 Walina Asian Food......................................................................... 19 A walk in the park.......................................................................... 23 Jamieson Autumn Festival......................................................... 28 Buzzing little beings – hoverflys.............................................. 31 Cycle Dindi....................................................................................... 33 Rail Trail............................................................................................. 34 Yarra Valley Plant Fair................................................................... 39 Yarra Valley Herb and Chilli Festival........................................ 40 Health & Wellbeing....................................................................... 43 Prana Therapies....................................................................... 43 Empowered women............................................................... 46 Arts and Entertainment.............................................................. 48 What’s on.......................................................................................... 57 Regular Markets............................................................................. 59 Business & Trades Directory....................................................... 60 Business Listings............................................................................ 66 Contact & Emergency Numbers.............................................. 67 Murrindindi Shire Maps ............................................................. 68

• Clearing Sales Specialist • Livestock Sales • Wool • Fencing Materials • Chemicals • Fertilisers • Tanks & Pumps • Country Clothing Merchandise & Insurance John Fleming 0455 625 225 Trish Embling 0447 266 038

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ate seems determined to make flower farmers of the Benefield family – going so far as to coax them out to their dream property in the aptly named Flowerdale. Even though they weren’t actively looking for a property, Natasha and Hayden Benefield felt compelled to make the drive from the city to check out the 126-acre chunk of land for sale in Flowerdale’s Spring Valley. “It was serendipity that we came out that day, and it was

like this place was calling us; we needed to be here,” Natasha says. “We just connected with it straight away and to have all the access to land and be able to put in an orchard and bigger gardens was really attractive to us,” Hayden says. So, with a feeling that the stars had aligned for them, they made their tree change a month before the birth of their first child a bit over four years ago. At first, their gardening efforts focused on providing organic, nutrient-dense food for their family, carrying on

what they had been doing in rental properties for a decade or so in Melbourne and putting Hayden’s self-taught regenerative agriculture skills to good use. But wanting to create a business where they could be at home together as a family more, they set about starting a cut flower farm on the property and Bloom Into You was born. In 2018, they ran trials and then embarked on their first full-scale commercial growing season last year, planting out 1,600 square metres of land with an alphabet of flower varieties

from amaranth to zinnia. Seeing the transformation from fields of seedlings to a farm in full bloom is well worth all the hard work. “It’s very satisfying,” Hayden says. For Natasha, whose previous career was in pharmaceutical sales, the change to farming has been a big but rewarding one. “I go into the greenhouse, put my music on, my hands are in the soil, I completely zone out. I really enjoy methodically putting each of our little seeds in their trays, covering them gently, giving

Photos page 7: The Benefield family on their property in Flowerdale where they have established Bloom Into You, a ‘slow’ flower farm that embraces regenerative farming practices. They supply cut flowers to florists and wedding and event stylists throughout Victoria. Below: The flower farm blooming in its first full commercial production season.


Natasha and Hayden grow a wide range of flowers including dahlia, zinnia, ranunculus, amaranth, rudbeckia, echinacea, lunaria, scabiosa, strawflower, sunflower, celosia, aster and darcus lace flower. them just the right amount of water, really nurturing them to life,” she says. “It’s almost as though I leave my two babies at home, and then I’ve got another six thousand babies to care for in the greenhouse. Seeing them go from the tiny little seed that you can hardly see in their little trays, to a full and gorgeous, delicious bloom at the end of all this growth is a true gift. Having our girls see, experience and really understand the process, is wonderful.” Once harvested, the flowers go directly to florists and

wedding and event stylists throughout Victoria, with Natasha and Hayden adopting the ‘grown not flown’ philosophy that is gaining traction in Australia’s cut flower industry.

help guide the rebalancing of the soil bacteria and fungal network. They are also participating in a Deakin University research project, Regenerative Agriculture for Climate Resilience.

Along with endeavouring only to supply locally, Bloom Into You is built on a foundation of regenerative farming practices. The Benefields’ approach includes mulch cover and foliar applications of compost teas and beneficial bacteria, kelp and humic acid in conjunction with soil biology lab tests, which

“For us, on a small-picture scale, we’re bringing the health to the land that we’re on and leaving it better, and we’re not contributing to any knock-on effects of chemicals in the waterways like glyphosate or urea. But then on a larger scale, we have the ability to do that little bit extra towards the climate and resilience.

Sustainable is no longer good enough,” Hayden says. The slow flower movement in Australia has been described as a ‘late bloomer’ by global standards, but it is gaining momentum, and the Benefields are heartened to see it catching on. “It’s nice to know that there are new florists and designers popping up in the industry whose business model is solely focused on organic-based, low-impact, bee-friendly, eco-friendly flowers that aren’t sprayed with anything that’s harmful to the environment. They’re Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 9


Farming flowers is a family affair for the Benefields. really staying true to that, and some of our business is coming from those avenues, where they specifically source flowers from growers like us because that’s what their customers are demanding,” Hayden says. Adding to their seemingly impeccable timing in starting a ‘slow’ flower farm, fate recently smiled upon them again with the opportunity to take over stewardship of a nearby eucalyptus plantation.

“The Mountain Monthly magazine did a little article on us, and it just so happened that right down the road there was a couple who had been looking for the right people to take over the physical work of harvesting the gum in their plantation. When they saw the article, they got in touch, and they said they instantly knew we were the perfect fit,” Natasha says. With flower production in full swing and gum-

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harvesting on the go, Hayden has given up his work in telecommunications rigging, and the flower farm is a fulltime family business. Now the Benefields are contemplating what else they can do to bring the joy of beautiful blooms to people. “We’d really love for the property to become a location for workshops, events, ‘you-pick’ excursions for the public to come and harvest their own

bunches. Also, Boutique B&B accommodation is a big goal for us – to have guests stay and enjoy the true serene beauty of the land in a unique and secluded way,” Natasha says. And if the cards they have been dealt thus far are anything to go by, all these plans will no doubt neatly fall into place in the near future. For more information on Bloom Into You go to www. bloomintoyou.com.au or Instagram @bloom_intoyou


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By Emily Friedel

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ea bred Hannah Gallinar (née Garlick) is a self-taught photographer who has built her highly successful, award-winning business on wits, customer service and parenting skills – all while building it around her family. Hannah’s decision to go into professional photography was dictated by her partner’s career in the defence force, which means their family moves every year or two to wherever he is stationed. “I had to find a business that

I could literally pick up and take anywhere, and I fell into photography,” Hannah says. She began playing around with a camera and taking happy snaps of family and friends around eight years ago. Being a quick learner, it didn’t take Hannah long to figure out the technical aspects of photography. Then, in 2013, Hannah got serious and bought her first professional camera, and Photography + Film by Hannah Elizabeth was born just six weeks after her youngest son was born.

Disregarding the famous W.C. Fields quote “Never to work with animals or children”, Hannah began her business chasing toddlers – arguably the most difficult sub-group of children to work with – so she could capture the moments their parents couldn’t. “I adore toddlers because you never know which way it’s going to go; it’s either one way or the other. They make you work the hardest!” Luckily, being a mum of three, Hannah was wellequipped to deal with

even the most unruly little humans. “Toddlers just want to have fun, so if you’ve got bubbles or colourful blankets, or anything you know that they’re going to love, it helps a lot. I think I just picked that up from having my own kids, thinking what can I do to distract them.” Hannah says her ability to get the most out of kids in photo shoots is also because she treats photography sessions as more than just the images produced: they are memory-makers in and of themselves.

Photo page 15: A self-portrait Hannah took after attending the AusMumpreneur Awards Ceremony as a finalist in the Victorian Business Excellence category. Above left: Hannah Gallinar of Photography + Film by Hannah Elizabeth. Above right:Hannah started her career in photography capturing images of family and friends, and distilling the special moments in family life continues to be her passion. 14 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020


Above: Hannah says no matter what type of wedding you have – whether it be all glitter and gold or down-to-earth country chic – she will bring out the theme in her photographs. “When someone does a cake smash, it’s not just photos to me. They’re going to remember the photos, but you don’t want a one-yearold in tears because they don’t like the cake, you’ve got to make that extra effort to make a memory to go with it.” A few years after going pro, Hannah was awarded the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers’ (AIPP) prestigious accreditation – a particularly impressive achievement given the judges’ level of scrutiny and her subjects’ level of uncontrollability. “I had three judges scrutinise my work like there was no tomorrow, and because the toddler, who was in a bath, had his little pinkie finger up, I got a point less for that – so it’s got to be that perfect

look, colour, pose and attention to detail.”

parental commitments is a mystery even to Hannah.

After starting with toddlers, branching out to other age groups was a breeze for Hannah.

“I actually don’t know how I do it; it’s just juggling.”

“I’ve even had dads take notes on how I put babies to sleep. In Sydney I had this man sit next to me and write down notes because they hadn’t had sleep in days, and I put the baby to sleep straight away.” In between photographing other people’s children for a living, Hannah is hard at work looking after her own, including her youngest who has special needs. “I go to school four times a day with him because he’s got severe allergies,” she says. Her ability to run a business on top of her significant

With her seemingly superhuman powers to combine work and family, it’s no surprise Hannah was a finalist in the 2019 AusMumpreneur Awards in the Victorian Business Excellence category. “It was incredible to walk away with that as only 12 businesses out of two thousand got chosen, and I was one of those. We had mentors and speakers from all over Australia, all the CEOs of their own companies, all mums in businesses – some even came with their children. It was so inspiring to be even in the room with them let alone in the awards,” she says.

Running with the theme of family photos that has been present since she first started playing around with a camera, Hannah now offers photography and film packages that celebrate all sorts of family moments, including those very precious ones brought by newborns. Last Christmas, she set up a pop-up shop in Yea for festive-season portraits, and over the holiday period went to wineries, olive groves and cattle farms to capture not only the families but the special places they call home. And, in line with her love of challenging photography, Hannah particularly enjoys the family milestone of the wedding. “With weddings, you have Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 15


Photographs from Hannah’s Christmas pop-up shop in Yea. Demand for her photography in the local area has cemented Yea as one of her business bases, even when her husband’s defence work moves them interstate. to be on your toes, have all your gear literally on you, and you’ve got to be super organised. Sometimes when people get married, you yourself have to take a deep breath and go, ‘Oh my god this is happening’. I think that’s what I like about it, that excitement.” While Hannah’s proven she is capable of taking photos that pass muster with the

AIPP, she says that her clients see things quite differently from judges when it comes to remembering the special moments in their lives. “I take all those images on the day, and my clients choose exactly what they want; they’re not the photos that would win awards, but they’re the ones that my clients adore.”

lifestyle that led to Hannah’s foray into professional photography will take her family to Townsville, where she plans to establish another photography business base. However, she says that her roots and relatives in Yea will always bring her back for school holidays and other occasions and, of course, for her work.

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from the Yea area doubles, so this is always a place where I will be a local photographer. The next six months I’ll be working with lots of brides and grooms, incredible that they all want to travel here to meet me. I’ve established that Yea is my go-to place.” For more information on Photography + Film by Hannah Elizabeth go to www.photographyandfilm byhannahelizabeth.com.au

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1369 Taggerty-Thornton Road THORNTON PH 03 5773 2293 Coffee Light Meals Pastries Cakes Bread Open from 6.30am Monday to Sunday The Eildon Bakery Cafe 10 Main Street Eildon Ph 03 5774 2362

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Photo page 19: Lina Bin preparing food for their next event. All Walina Asian Food produce is homemade. Above: Walina’s delicious steamed buns – a traditional Chinese breakfast and below, a selection of genuine Chinese dishes. By Emily Friedel

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alina Asian Food is bringing a touch of spice to local markets and events with their Chinese cuisine. It’s just a touch, mind you, because owners Wayne Fulton and Lina Bin make sure their lovingly-prepared food appeals to a wide range of palates.

“It’s tailored to suit the market, and it’s all homemade, that’s the important thing that sets it apart, I think. We make the lemon sauce, we make the sweet and sour sauce, and we make the dumpling wraps,” Wayne says.

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Serving up traditional Chinese food such as dumplings and pork steamed buns along with ‘Australian’ Chinese staples like lemon chicken and Mongolian beef (neither of which Chinese-born Lina had heard of before emigrating here), the duo has event-

“We cater for a fairly general audience, so we can’t spice it up too much – if it was Lina doing it for herself she’d have steam coming out of her ears,” he adds with a laugh. The vegetarian curry puffs are always a hit with customers, Wayne says, and admits they’re one of his favourites too. The dumplings also bring in

glowing feedback and return visits – perhaps the homemade wraps and homegrown chives give them that extra something special.

have a joke with someone over the counter of the food van, and then that’s it. In government, you’ve got to be very careful having a joke with anyone!”

“We’ve got a group of little girls at Benalla market who turn up every month with big smiles on their faces, and we say, ‘How many this time?’”

During his time as a biologist, Wayne discovered five species of fish while working in fisheries in Tasmania, and later took up the position of Director of Freshwater Research for Fisheries Victoria at Snobs Creek, which brought him to the Murrindindi Shire area.

For Wayne, these easygoing interactions with people during work are very different from the sort he experienced in a 40-year career as a biologist and fisheries manager. “You’re dealing with people, but you’re dealing on a different basis – you can

Wayne made the switch to hospitality when he and Lina converted part of their home, Summerlands, in Alexandra to a bed and breakfast five years ago, and


Walina Asian Food evolved from providing Chinese cuisine for guests. “Lina’s an accountant by profession, but when she came out here, she worked in a Chinese restaurant in Bendigo, so we thought we’d supply Chinese meals,” Wayne says. From there, they progressed to serving food from a little gazebo at local markets and events. After a few years of doing that and developing their menu, Wayne and Lina decided to upgrade to a food van and add a coffee van to the business. “We bought the coffee van and food van on our last trip to China – with Lina being of Chinese nationality, we go back there a bit. So we went to Shanghai to see some of the manufacturers of the vans, and with Lina’s accounting and Chinese language skills, we were able to come up with something that we wanted.”

Above: Wayne Fulton and Lina Bin in their newly purchased coffee van from China. They also purchased a food van for the business at the same time. Below: always favourites with the public – homemade dumplings and spring rolls.

With their new vans now all decked out, Wayne and Lina make regular appearances at markets throughout the year, including those held at Kinglake, Yea and Benalla as well as the Taggerty and Heathcote twilight markets over summer. They can also be found at food and music festivals and other events such as the Alexandra Pro Rodeo and Eildon Boat Show. So if your appetite has been whetted for Asian flavours, keep an eye out for the Walina Asian Food van at the next local market or event you go to. You can sample some of their renowned dumplings or curry puffs and maybe even have a joke with Wayne over the counter. For more information on Walina Asian Food you can go to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ WalinaAsianFood Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 21


AUTUMN FESTIVAL 4 April 2020

Each year it’s become a little bit bigger, a little bit better, a little bit more fun … just like Jamieson itself. Come along and share this magical day!! • Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week • All-day meals on long weekends • Beer garden • Take-away meals • Accommodation • Bottleshop • Ice cold beer • Open fireplace in bar & Bistro

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Photo page 23: The view of Masons Falls from the wooden observation deck a little over half a kilometre from the start of your walk. Photos Emily Friedel. Above left: Grevillea alpina is just one of many flowering plants you might see in bloom while walking the Masons Falls circuit in autumn. Above right: Victoria’s floral emblem, pink heath (Epacris impressa), is another bloom that might brighten your walk any time from March until November. Below: The lower, damper areas of the trail are rich with miniature forests of lichen, fungi, moss and sundews.


The big smoke just visible in the distance from the Mt Sugarloaf rest stop at the peak of the walk.

By Emily Friedel

Masons Falls Viewing Platform

Distance: Approx 16km Time: Approx 4 – 5 hours Difficulty: Grade 3 (recommended for people with some bushwalking experience).

The Masons Falls viewing platform is an easy 600-metre walk from the picnic area. The spacious wooden observation deck gives you a splendid panorama of the 45-metre high falls and the surrounding mountainside. The falls are quite a distance from the platform, but still stunning and suitably photogenic.

Start: Masons Falls Picnic Area Your journey begins at the neat and well-maintained Masons Falls Picnic Area, which has plenty of parking, toilets, shelters, tables and free gas barbeques (but nowhere for rubbish disposal, so be prepared to take yours home). To get to the Masons Falls Picnic Area, make your way onto WhittleseaKinglake Road (C724) and turn south onto National Park Road. About 4 kilometres down National Park Road, you’ll find the entrance to the National Park. From there, go right onto Mason Falls Road, following the signs to the picnic area. Once you reach the picnic area, head left from the information signs towards the Masons Falls viewing platform.

Running Creek Track After you’ve soaked up the splendour of the falls, head up the stairs behind the viewing platform and onto Running Creek Track, which takes you about 7.5 kilometres to the ridge of Mt Sugarloaf. As its name suggests, Running Creek Track leads down to, then runs alongside, the gently babbling Running Creek. The chatter of small birds provides a soundtrack for your march along Running Creek Track, and you may see flashes of colour as yellow-breasted robins and superb wrens flit about in the scrub. The bank on the side of the track is home to tiny worlds of moss, lichen, fungi and sundews; it’s worth

pausing now and again to have a closer look at these micro-communities. There are several spots along Running Creek Track with easy access to the creek such as Ferny Nook – perfect for a break and a snack while you listen to the soothing song of the water flowing over rocks and bathe in the green tranquillity of tree ferns. Once the track has dipped down next to the creek, there is a long, steady and fairly steep ascent to Mt Sugarloaf. This portion of the hike requires a decent amount of leg and lung power (and does feel a little bit like it goes on forever at times), but it’s encouraging to see the forest become stouter and drier as you ascend, letting you know you’re making progress to the top. After the track levels out a bit, allowing you to catch your breath and work some of the lactic acid out of your legs, it takes you across the road to Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track. Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track At the sign, go right, and you have just under a kilometre walk to the Mt Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 25


Sugarloaf carpark and rest spot (it’s about 2.5 to 3 hours into the walk, so you might want to time it for your lunch break). Where there are decent gaps in the trees, you can find some pleasing views of the farmland and scattered houses in the valley below as you walk up the track to the rest spot. At the rest spot on a clear day, you can just see Melbourne’s skyscrapers huddled together in the distance. When you’re ready to get on the move again, retrace your steps back along Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track, and then keep following it towards Blackwood Picnic Area.

can also pop over to the Blackwood Picnic Area, which is close by, then backtrack to the Wallaby Trail Link.) Wallaby Trail Once you set foot on the wide, graded track that is Wallaby Trail, it’s all downhill from there (well, almost). The 1.5-kilometre descent is moderately steep, taking you down through increasingly tall and damp forest until you are back on the Running Creek Track, a few hundred metres from the Mason Falls Viewing Platform. (There is the option to return to the Masons Falls by Boundary Track rather than Wallaby Trail if you prefer.)

Blackwood Picnic Area Track

Masons Falls Viewing Platform

The track towards Blackwood Picnic Area is narrow and flanked by a sea of bracken. It’s a gently undulating path, which is relaxing and very welcome at this stage of the hike.

Now many hours after you started your hike, the falls are in a different light, so it’s nice to spend a moment at the viewing platform again to see how the time of day affects the view.

When you get to the signed intersection after about 3 kilometres, head along the short Wallaby Trail Link to get onto Wallaby Trail. (At the intersection, you

can do a quick 500-metre stroll around Lyre Bird Circuit, which takes you through lush, ferny undergrowth. You will likely hear the marvellous mimicry of superb lyrebirds on this little detour, and if you’re lucky, you might even see one. Shorter Options If the full 16-kilometre circuit is a bit much, you can opt for a trip to the viewing platform or around Lyrebird Circuit or a combination (they add up to a nice 2-kilometre walk together). Another option is to go along Running Creek to Ferny Nook, The Tryst or Hazel Glade and then backtrack before the really taxing uphill climb begins. You can also go via the falls up Wallaby Trail, then return to the Masons Falls Picnic Area along Boundary Track, which is about a 5.3-kilometre loop.

Lyre Bird Circuit If your legs are up for it, before you get back to the Mason Falls Picnic Area, you

Below: Running Creek Track, accessed from Ferny Nook, is a lovely spot for a break and a snack.

For more information on walks in Kinglake National Park go to: www.parks. vic.gov.au For safety tips to ensure trouble-free hiking go to: www.trailhiking.com.au/ hike-safety/


Above: Almost at the top: the Mt Sugarloaf Ridge Track. Below: On Wallaby Trail, the home stretch, heading down the hill back to Masons Falls to complete the loop.


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amieson’s 7th Autumn Festival will have the same fun and smiling faces as in previous years, but it will have a very serious intent. While we bemoan the mass exodus of summer tourists this year, we’re grateful that Jamieson’s community, streets, buildings, rivers and beautiful scenery are still there and untouched. We are blessed compared to so many other little townships that have been devastated, first by drought, then by fire and most recently by flood. So, for 2020, every cent that we take in will be donated to Drought Relief. Our musicians already entertain at no charge, our displays and demonstrations have always been entirely volunteerbased, as is our organisation. As our only costs would have been advertising and promotion, we are very grateful to the Murrindindi Guide for chipping in to promote this year’s Autumn Festival fundraiser. The Festival is on 4 April from 10am to 4pm and is free to all visitors – so come along and enjoy yourself while helping some fellow Victorians whose lives have been shattered.

As usual, activities will be scattered along a closed section of Perkins Street between Deb’s Café (where you can get a great coffee) down to the bank of the Jamieson River (where you can get a glass of wine, beer, or cider). In between, apart from food, there’ll be lots of stuff to see, to hear and to experience. You will encounter marquees of musicians playing everything from rock to classical, games for kids and adults alike, demonstrations of old and modern crafts, displays of some interesting vehicles from over the decades. Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations of blacksmithing, gold panning, bush cooking and maybe even whip-cracking, as well as art workshops (including fine art, glass art, mosaic and sculpture), poetry and both modern and old dance. Of course, those annual competitive events that are a little unique to Jamieson will still be held – not just the Cow Poo Lotto and the hilarious Hay Bale Race, but the iconic and very competitive Gold Nugget Throw.

Thornton Caravan Park

Situated on the banks of the Goulburn River 15 minutes from Lake Eildon • Powered and unpowered grass sites • Undercover electric barbecue • Cabins • Swings • Games room • Swimming pool Pets allowed ~ under control

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Not only will you get to see a display of quirky old machines on Perkins Street, but you might be lucky enough to see the festival from the sky. There will be a raffle for a helicopter flight over Jamieson, with the flight taking place during the afternoon of the festival. The winners will not only get an ‘overview’ of the Festival but will have a bird’s eye view of Jamieson and its surrounds in all of its autumn glory. For 2020, a number of early model VW split-screen Kombis will join some of last year’s colourful Citroen 2CVs. By April, we’re sure to have added a few other quirky items that have been hidden in country sheds. While the Festival is only on the Saturday, there will also be a guided walk among Jamieson’s old, rare and unusual trees at 10am on the morning of Sunday 14 April. The Festival Program can be downloaded in due course from www. jamieson.org.au or check out the discussions on www.facebook.com/ jamiesoncommunity

BIG4 TAGGERTY HOLIDAY PARK is the perfect place for a weekend revival or stay for weeks for a complete rejuvenation. Featuring over 1km of Acheron River with the majestic Cathedral Range as your back drop, you can experience nature at its best. Be it fishing on the banks of local rivers, touring valleys or just kick back, relax and unwind. Hosts: Michelle Wraight & Mathew Lovett 3380 Maroondah Highway Taggerty Ph: 03 5774 7263  Freecall 1800 880 895 Fax: 5774 7282 E: book@big4taggerty.com.au W: www.big4taggerty.com.au


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Own your own weekender Prices from $20,000 – $47,000 Private Park, no tourists 10 minutes walk to Eildon shops, The Pondage and The Goulburn River Heated pool Community vege garden Family room On site caretakers, trained in first aid Inspect at any time

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NESTELD ALONG THE PICTUREQUE EILDON PONDAGE WATERWAY Yea Riverside Caravan Park offers great accommodation located on the banks of the picturesque Yea River. With a choice of brand new two-bedroom villas or studio units that come equipped with air conditioning and kitchen facilities or powered and unpowered caravan sites, you’ll have a pleasant holiday at a price that will fit your budget. Group / Club bookings welcome

Fully Equipped Camp Kitchen | Wood Fired Pizza Oven | Free Gas BBQ’s Kid’s Playground | Clean, Modern Amenities | Coin Operated Laundry Free Wi-Fi | Pet Friendly (sites only) | Guest Pool

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• Self-contained cabins • Powered and unpowered sites • Swimming pool • Jumping cushion and playground • Fish from the park grounds See all our facilities and accommodation options on our website

www.eildonpondage.com Toll free: 1800 651 691

Holiday Park A private, gated, annual holiday park This is the perfect location for your holiday home: safe, secure, tranquil, low maintenance

• 60 acre property, 2km river frontage with small boat access • Central lake for canoeing, rafting and yabbying • Large sites with bathroom facilities • 2 tennis courts, 3 swimming pools, a children’s playground, volleyball court, a motor bike track, a 9 hole mini-golf course, basketball court, recreation room with BBQ facilities, table tennis and a large open fire. 302 Back Eildon Road Thornton Ph 03 5773 2386 info@eildonwaters.com.au www.eildonwaters.com.au 30 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020

Acheron A quiet and tranquil park situated on the banks of the Goulburn River and Acheron Valley. Your choice of riverside / shady campsites, deluxe cabins and ensuite cabins with beautiful views, together with long-term holiday sites. Plenty to do with solar heated pool, tennis court, mini golf, fishing, rec room, jumping pillow and playground for the kids, what more could you want! 6 kilometres from Alexandra. Reception Hours 8.30am-6.30pm

91 Breakaway Road Acheron P: 03 5772 1735 E: admin@thebreakaway.com.au W: www.thebreakaway.com.au


Photo courtesy www.flickr.com/photos/jean_hort

Melangyna viridiceps. By Emily Friedel

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is one species you’re almost certain to have glimpsed in your backyard.

There are thousands of species of hoverflies, which make up the family Syriphidae, and they inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Many species mimic bees and wasps in an attempt to ward off predators, and the hoverflies most of us are familiar with in the garden have black-and-yellow banded markings to give the impression they possess a nasty sting. However, unlike the insects they impersonate, hoverflies are quite harmless to humans.

Adult hoverflies feed on nectar and pollen, so an easy way to attract them to the garden is to grow plenty of nectar-producing flowers. As they move from flower to flower, they also provide a valuable pollination service. Once they’ve found your sweet floral offerings, you can sit back and wait for them to lay eggs in any pesky aphid colonies, and then let the larvae do their work.

overflies are a common sight in the garden during warmer weather, hovering for a moment in one spot, then moving up or sideways or even backwards before pausing to hover again. Being such an everyday occurrence in the garden makes these buzzing little beings easy to overlook and take for granted, but we gardeners would do well to pay them more attention.

Noticing the characteristic stop-start flight pattern of the hoverfly should cause a little flutter of joy in the heart of any green thumb – they are one of the ‘goodies’ of the garden. In fact, they regularly appear in lists of the best beneficial bugs you can have around. The larvae of many species of hoverfly are merciless aphid hunters, including larvae of the common hoverfly (Melangyna viridiceps), which is found all over eastern mainland Australia and

Aphid-eating hoverfly larvae are usually green or brown, flattened, legless maggots, and they love feasting on soft-bodied, sap-sucking pests like aphids. According to Cornell University, each hoverfly larvae can consume up to 400 aphids during development and, when they’re plentiful, hoverfly larvae can reduce aphid populations by 70-100%.

To make sure hoverflies are in fit condition to do your dirty work in the garden, avoid using insecticides, especially broad-spectrum varieties because they’re as likely to kill your aphid-assassins as any pest you’re trying to control. And next time you see the little yellow and black body of a hoverfly darting around flowers in the backyard, maybe hover there for a moment yourself and think about all the good these unsung garden heroes are doing for your plants and your peace of mind. Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 31


Alexandra Sportspower & Toys 76 Grant Street, Alexandra VIC 3714

(03) 5772 1719 alexandra@sportspower.com.au

A charity bicycle event along the Great Victorian Rail Trail

centred on Yea and Alexandra and will include an opportunity to ride across the iconic Bonnie Doon bridge

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CONTACT Melinda (Alexandra) 0418 378 806 Julie (Yea) 0447 762 557 or Peter (Mansfield) 0414 715 757 www.rotaryalexandra.org.au www.yearotary.org.au

A large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland

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our years on and the event continues to grow. CycleDindi 20 will return on Saturday 4 April and will showcase the wonderfully scenic Great Victorian Rail Trail, through the Shires of Murrindindi and Mansfield. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Yea, Alexandra with assistance from Mansfield, CycleDindi 20 is a fully supported, family friendly bicycle ride that starts at either Alexandra, Bonnie Doon or Yea depending on what distance the rider wishes to do and which starting location is easier to access. There are three choices of long rides depending on where you start (Bonnie Doon or Yea) and where you ride to.

These rides are either 121 or 80kms. The short rides are either 61kms, 42kms or 26kms and are either from Yea to Cathkin, Yea to Alexandra or Alexandra to Cathkin.

route and includes a delicious homemade Devonshire tea. This has been a feature of all Cycle Dindi rides to date and has proven to be exceptionally popular with all riders.

Lunch (provided) is by the Goulburn River on private property at Cathkin and riders always enjoy this scenic and peaceful location.

CycleDindi 20 is a major fundraiser to support a variety of youth programs in the communities of Yea, Alexandra and Mansfield.

Gentle gradients along much of the route make it suitable for most ages and fitness levels and the trail is a beautiful journey, traversing rolling hills with stunning views.

Entry forms available at Rotary websites www.yearotary.org.au or www. rotaryalexandra.org.au and follow CycleDindi 20 updates on Facebook. Queries to cycledindi20@gmail.com and bookings via direct deposit or through Trybooking.com. Flyers are also available in Yea, Alexandra and Mansfield Visitor Information Centres.

There is fun to be had in the shearing shed, with a chance to view sheep dogs at work. This will happen at a working farm of Nutfield right on the rail trail

THORNTON BUTCHER & DELI SPECIALISTS IN a great range of smoked products all prepared and smoked on the premises FAMOUS FOR • beef jerky • smoked lamb backstrap • kabana • hams • bacon and more NOT TO MENTION a great range of quality meat and local products at great prices Phone Jeff or Wendy 5773 2224 Hours Mon-Fri 8am-5.30pm Sat 8am-2pm Sunday ~ Cup Weekend till Easter 8am-1pm

Country Touch has been operating the ‘SNOW BUS’ service between Marysville and the Lake Mountain snowfields since 2002 Our 28 seat bus is also available for weddings, concerts, local day tours or Melbourne pick up / drop off

COUNTRY TOUCH

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With a reputation for delighting day trippers and locals, discover our range of beautiful handcrafted goods and imaginative gifts for all ages.

Ph 0413 489 196 25 High St, Yea

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OPEN: Wed - Sun & public holidays 12noon-5pm TASTE: the highly awarded Sangiovese, exemplary reds & crisp whites STAY: for Sedona’s delicious produce platters 182 Shannons Road Murrindindi 3717 T 03 9730 2883 M 0432 435 180 Follow us on Facebook

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A warm welcome to all

• nine units ~ bright, clean and comfortable with 3 family rooms sleeping 4 in each. Twin share units also available • queen beds and en suites • heated pool • barbecues Phone 03 5797 2660 8 Miller Street Yea info@yeamotel.com.au www.yeamotel.com.au

“Make sure if you eat in Yea, it is at the Peppercorn!” Trip Advisor

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11am-2pm Closed Wed. Sat & Sun 11am-4pm

YEA MOTEL

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Pre-loved, affordably priced books and magazines which you can peruse at your leisure in a comfortable reading area Opening hours Mon 11.30am-3pm, Tues & Wed by chance or appointment Thurs and Fri 11.30am-4pm Sat and Sun 10.30am-5pm Catherine Wherry and Jeremy Morrison Ph 0400 418 139 or 0488 353 940 6591 Maroondah Highway Yarck books.at.yarck@gmail.com

happy, healthy, handmade

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and B&B coffee • local produce • licensed Breakfast and Lunch Thursday to Sunday from 6.30am Maroondah Hwy Yarck Ph 03 5773 4223 Bed & Breakfast Overnight & Holiday Accommodation Catering for groups up to 14 Adjacent to rail trail & eateries Ph 0409 004 887 / 0408 599 677 www.yarckcottage.com


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Timber Tramway & Museum

Weekly or Overnight

A cosy 2 bedroom self-contained cottage

Start and end your rail trail experience at the Timber Tramway. Train rides, kids’ activities and refreshments Station Street, Alexandra Open 2nd & 4th Sunday 10am to 4pm Group bookings welcome

• Linen provided • Fully equipped kitchen • Private • 1.5 km to rail trail

Alexandra Market 2nd Saturday of each month

Ph 0427 509 988

5773 4304 | Walsh145@me.com 145 Middle Creek Rd Yarck

www.alexandratramway.org.au

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Bakery & Cafe 70 Grant Street Alexandra Ph 03 5772 2272 • coffee and varieties of teas • large variety of traditional sourdoughs • cakes and catering for special occasions • large variety sandwiches and rolls

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Close to rail trail/ 5 mins to town centre

Alexandra Motor Inn

Waverley

76 Downey Street (Maroondah Hwy) Ph 03 5772 2077 alexmotorinn001@bigpond.com.au www.alexandramotorinn.com.au 16 comfortable units, including family rooms, interconnecting suites with queen size beds. Each unit has en suite, reverse cycle airconditioning, large plasma TV, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, microwave, refrigerator, wireless internet available. Lawned courtyard, BBQ and children’s play area, big boat parking, solar-heated salt water swimming pool

Historic Guest House Bed and Breakfast

Coffee I Tea I Hot Chocolate All cakes baked on site Delicious daily lunch specials Free Wifi Open Mon - Fri from 7am 73 Grant Street Alexandra 03 5772 3185 rravary@gmail.com facebook.com/redgateespresso

56 Nihil Street Alexandra Phone: 03 5772 1146 or 0409 411 816 waverley@ycs.com.au www.waverleyguesthouse.com.au Waverley House is a beautifully restored Federation style guest house built in the 1900’s and provides boutique accommodation for visitors to the area.

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Great Family Motel - Owned & Operated by Family

12 Comfortable units where you can view the abundance of wildlife while enjoying our fully equipped BBQ facilities.

• Fully self contained Deluxe and Standard Cabins and Studios with air-conditioning and TV • Powered and Unpowered tourist sites • Long Term Holiday Sites Facilities • barbecues • playground • kiosk, ice, • camp kitchen • town water, sewerage

5016 Maroondah Hwy Alexandra Ph 03 5772 1222 info@alexandratouristpark.com www.alexandratouristpark.com

3 x 2 Bedroom Self-Contained Family Units with Cooking Facilities. Also Singles, Twin Share or Double Rooms Available. • FREE Wi-Fi •Large private rear outdoor area for children & adults to enjoy • Putting Greens•Walk to the Pondage•Boat/Jet-ski Parking•Bird Feeding

6 Hillside Avenue South, Eildon Victoria 3713

Ph: 03 5774 2165

www.eildonparkview.com.au Email: info@eildonparkview.com.au

Alexandra/Eildon 106.9 MHz Flowerdale 98.9 MHz Kinglake Ranges 94.5 MHz Marysville 98.5 MHz Yea 88.9 MHz

www.ugfm.org email news@ugfm.org Phone 03 5772 2722

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h a d n o o r a M OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT

FISHING CENTRE

Chainsaw Sales & Service Safety Equipment • Workwear • Bait and Tackle • Stihl Specialists Open 7 days Ph 03 5774 7292 2201 Maroondah Hwy Buxton

For all your fishing, camping and hunting needs 2/42 Downey Street Alexandra Vic 3714 Ph: 03 57 722 662 Fax: 03 57 722 641

Eildon Bait & Tackle

• Fishing Tackle and Bait • Fishing Licences • Water Sports Equipment• Boat Safety Gear

Eildon Auto Spares

NO LICENCE REQUIRED ~ SEATING FOR 8

• Auto Spares • Auto Accessories Craig Parker 13-14 Main Street Eildon Ph 5774 2712 Fax 5774 2738 goldentroutcod@gmail.com

TOURS S M B Luxury Pontoon & Fishing Boats 2hr $170 3hr $235 4hr $290 8hr $490 LUXURY PONTOON BOATS Swim, party or just relax cruising spectacular Lake Eildon FISHING PONTOON BOATS Twilight fishing hires, live fish tanks, rod holders, maps, eskies and safety equipment on board. BYO fishing gear Consecutive day hires are also available upon request

Call 0488 051 721 OR BOOK ONLINE robert.davidson1@hotmail.com www.lakeviewboathire.com.au

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FEATURES • 48 seater boat, fully enclosed • Complimentary tea/coffee • Live commentary • Ergonomic seating, SUITABLE FOR ALL wheelchair friendly AGES • Toilet onboard

AVAILABLE FOR • Private functions • Custom tours • Celebration occasions • Social club functions • Business tours

Situated at Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park

Phone 0437 866 722 tours@bmstourslakeeildon.com.au www.bmstourslakeeildon.com.au


By Clive Larkman

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he Yarra Valley Plant Fair has had two spring shows and is now being held for the first time in autumn (Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 10am-5pm at 125 Quale Road, Wandin). Like the spring event it will provide a venue where you can spend a day looking at and learning about the widest range of plants, how to use them, how to grow them and how they fit into our modern gardens. At this time of year we have a different range of plants in flower, looking good and available for sale. We are long term residents and nursery operators in the Yarra Valley and passionate growers of all sorts of plants. Our region is the perfect place to celebrate the exciting plants grown in and around Victoria. With the shift of Tesselaar from a Plant Expo to Kabloom

we feel that there is a definite need for an autumn plant show. As such we have decided to run an annual autumn plant fair at our nursery in Wandin. Most of the plants grown in Victoria come from various nurseries, some of which are wide ranging plant factories and others are specialist growers with a passion for a particular genus, family or type. These growers have a great knowledge of their plant profile and are often breeders as well as collectors and are a great source of information. We have growers and suppliers from as diverse a product range as possible, several of whom do not display at other garden shows. We have talks from the collectors, the experts and renowned growers on various aspects of the plants. This year our feature presenter is horticulturist extraordinaire and rare plant guru, Stephen Ryan, talking on Australia’s largest retail fern nursery set amidst natural bushland.

OPEN 7 days a week 9am-5.30pm Group bookings and wholesale enquiries welcome 1052 Whittlesea-Kinglake Rd Kinglake West (opposite primary school) Ph/Fax 03 5786 5031 Mobile 0408 199 244 sales@fernacres.com.au

www.ferns.com.au

• tree ferns • ground ferns • epiphytic ferns • grass trees • tree fern carvings • wall baskets • planters and pots individually crafted for you

what he loves about plants. A garden needs more than just plants so there will be experts and technicians displaying and advising on ancillary products. To complete the day, we will have several food outlets, plant stalls, coffee, wine, beer stalls, horticultural advisers and lots of other interesting products. Like our very successful Herb and Chilli Festival and the Yarra Valley Spring Plant Fair the autumn event will be a place where people from all over Melbourne and surrounds can come and spend a day in the beautiful Yarra Valley indulging their passion for plants. We are catering for all comers including Garden Clubs and Plant Societies from all over Victoria. We are offering any organisation pre-booking ten or more attendees a 10% discount off the entrance fee and dedicated bus parking available. For more information visit www.yarravalleyplantfair.com.au

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he Yarra Valley Herb and Chilli Festival started in 2012 by Clive and Di Larkman as a way to promote their range of herbs, chillis and other edibles. The first event was a great success with 50 vendors and 2500 attendees. Since then it has expanded its range of food and entertainment and the attendees have grown to over 7000 in 2019. Their sons, Martin and Simon, plus Di’s sisters, Sandra and Kelly, and their kids, Matt, Hannah, Sally and Marley, are all part of what has become a food loving family. Marley was barely a year old in 2012 and she feels that she is the Chilli Festival girl. They are all true foodies and have a great love of food, wine and everything related.

They also have passion for meeting and sharing good times with people from all over Victoria. They all see the festival as a fun, family event at which everyone involved has an amazing time and are pleased to be there. The Yarra Valley Herb and Chilli Festival has become a must attend part of the food and wine scene in Melbourne. It is a two day celebration of the use of herbs and chillis in our daily lives through the presentation of food and drinks, sauces, plants and cultural gear associated with those cuisines that focus on spice and flavour. It includes dozens of different chilli plants and a full range of herbs. The food court offers dishes

from over 15 cuisines. Stages with lectures, cooking demonstrations, relaxed music and cultural dances will inform and entertain you. Australian band Psycho Zydeco will play their toe tapping version of Lousianna Zydeco folk music. Also the Australian Chilli Cook-off which is on each day will raise funds from the public tastings for Seville CFA. The competition stage will have the Hellfire Chicken Wing Challenge and the Captain Chilli eating competition. Entry for under 14 is free and there is a free kids area with jumping castles, face painting, pony rides and animal farm. A range of boutique and

craft breweries, local wine, excellent coffee and the world’s hottest spring roll and dim sims plus Australia’s leading hot sauce companies will be on-site. There are hand made chocolates, pestos, jerky, deserts, fresh made fruit ice cream and other yummy snacks. It is also a chance to stock up the pantry with an amazing range of sauces, herbs, spices, rubs, blends, relishes and chutneys. The event on Saturday 14 and 15 Sunday April 10am-5pm at 125 Quale Road, Wandin is a display of food, wine, beer and entertainment that caters for everyone who enjoys the good things in life. Vist the website www. herbchillifestival.com.au for all the details and to buy tickets.

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AUTUMN TIME . . . MULCHING TIME! come and see us for your Mulch, Garden Fertilisers, Pest & Weed Control, Osmocote & Grow Better Products, Lawn Seed & Lawn Food

We can deliver any product in any quantity

• Soil • Mulch • Fertilisers • Lawn Seed • Garden Tools DIS • Quarry Products • Paving • Sleepers • Posts • Micro Irrigation • Raised Garden Beds • Stock and Pet Food • Ornaments and Pots • Concrete Pipes • Drainage Pipe TOR

Full range of Plants, Gifts, Sculptures and Garden Supplies • Mon to Fri 8.30am-5pm • Sat 9am-4pm Ph 03 5797 2933 / 0419 519 595 Located on the corner of Grevillea and North Streets, Yea Quality Plants Quirky Gifts

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OPENING HOURS Thurs & Fr 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-3pm Sunday 10am-3pm

96 High Street Yea Shop Ph: (03) 5797 2222

Garden Consultations by appointment Call Jacky on 0417 907 278 Email: gvnurseries@bigpond.com Fax: (03)5797 2220


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Shop 10, 38-40 Bell Street, Yarra Glen PO Box 128, Yarra Glen VIC 3775 Cindy.McLeish@parliament.vic.gov.au

03 9730 1066 AuthorisedbyCindyMcLeishMP,Shop10,38-40BellStreet,YarraGlen. FundedfromParliamentElectorateOffice&CommunicationsBudget.

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Trade, Steel + Garden Centre

Cnr Station + Downey Streets, Alexandra Ph 5772 2188 | Fax 5772 1059 yenckensalexandra@yenckens.com.au

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ello, my name is Mya and I am a Yea resident. I’m relatively new to the area but am loving being part of this beautiful community. I am your new local massage therapist and I’m working from ‘Your New Dentist’. It’s the new dental practice in the lovely refurbished house near to the post office in the centre of Yea.

helping my students to be prepared for this amazing and rewarding profession. Although my background is Psychology, I was usually the one asked to work on the knots in my friends’ backs! One weekend I enrolled in an introductory massage course and that was it, I was hooked. I work to improve quality of life for my clients, and help them heal from injuries.

I founded Prana Therapies, a holistic health practice, in 2012 and now run 2 busy practices. One in Mernda and another closer to home here in Yea. We offer oncology, sports, remedial, rehabilitation, lymphatic, pregnancy and wellness massage here in Yea, as well as myotherapy and acupuncture from Mernda.

In my practice I will work with you to reach your goals and priorities – whether that be pain management or stress reduction – so that you can get out there and live your life to the fullest. Because my sole concern is you, the client, I’ll be completely transparent about your treatment options.

I’m passionate about the massage industry and providing the best professional massage treatment possible. I have been a Remedial Massage Therapist and massage teacher for over seven years,

If you require more therapy, we will discuss this confidentially and agree on an action plan. If you’re good to get back out there, we won’t persuade you to sign up for endless treatments just to pay our mortgage! Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 43


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any of us love a potter in the garden in our spare time, finding it a rewarding and relaxing pastime (except, perhaps, when snails have had a feast on our favourite veggies, or the neighbour’s dog has excavated the new flowerbeds). However, gardening is much more than a way to fill in free hours and make the backyard aesthetically pleasing. A 2017 meta-analysis of the research into the effects of gardening on health published in Preventative Medicine Reports found that a dose of gardening is indeed good for us. Among other things, gardening increases quality of life, physical activity levels and cognitive function, while reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety and even body mass index.

pathways, from connecting with nature to encouraging people to undertake physical exercise and even having a healthier diet through access to backyard produce. Another possible causal relationship between gardening and health not mentioned in the meta-analysis is the presence of soil microbes that may directly affect our brains. In several different mice studies, Mycobacterium vaccae, a non-pathogenic bacterium that lives in soil, has been found to improve stress resilience and learning while decreasing anxiety-related behaviour. Only last year, it was found that M. vaccae possesses an antiinflammatory fat, which researchers theorise is at least partly responsible for its stress-reducing properties. While scientists are hoping to make a ‘stress-vaccine’ from M. vaccae, the easiest way to get a good dose of it – along with a raft of other physical and mental health benefits – is to step out your back door and get digging around in the garden.

These effects were attributed to a wide range of health-promotion

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• Gifts, Oils • Confectionary • Greeting Cards • Candles • Cosmetics • Toys & lots more . . . 109 Grant Street Alexandra

Ph 03 5772 2850

alexandradiscounts@bigpond.com

Anglicans at Mission in Partnership with Anglicare

The ideal spot for pre-loved and recycled wares

75 Grant Street Alexandra Janet Baxter 0422 449 402

Wed-Sat 10am-4pm Sun 11am-4pm 59-61 Grant Street Alexandra Enquiries 0407 683 712

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Quality possum & merino knitwear, men’s pure wool Australian made jumpers, oilskin coats, leather hats, plus home wares and children’s gifts. Open every day. 24 Murchison St, Marysville 3779 Phone (03) 5963 3753 www.countrytouch.com.au www.possumshop.com


• Relax • Restore • Reconnect

C R E AT O R S O F C A L M

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Home visit available

Reiki Insight

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a holistic and traditional method of diagnosis and treatment

7 The Semi Circle Yea | 1300 PR ANA 1 (1300 772 621) reception@pranatherapies.com.au

2:31 PM

AABTh Accredited Beauty Therapist

Alexandra Community Pharmacy

60a High Street, Yea

Beauty Room

• Waxing & Tinting • Shellac Nails • Relaxation Massages • Facials • Manicures & Pedicures

• Bio-Sculpture Gel Nails • Waxing • Tinting • Massage • Facials • Manicure • Pedicure • Spray Tanning • Make-up • SNS Nails • Nouveau Lash Lifting • Microblading • IPL Laser Hair Removal•Laser Skin Rejuvenation Monday, Tuesday & Saturdays by appointment Wednesday 9am-5pm Thursday 9am-7pm Friday 9am-6pm www.facebook.com/ulyseesbeauty

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Get fit! Lose weight! Improve mobility! Join one of our fun & unique group classes, or enquire about personal training Piloxing HIIT Bootcamp Boxing Ageing with Attitude Step and more . . .

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YOU DESERVE YOUR BEST LIFE

If you want any of the following and more, then we can help you with our Nutrition Bootcamp or one on one Nutrition coaching sessions. • Lose, gain or maintain a healthy weight • Improve your health to avoid or improve chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more • Learn proper nutrition basics in easy steps anyone can manage • Learn that you don’t have to give up everything you love to lose weight and get healthy Contact Karen on 0408866208 or email weightnomoreenquiries@gmail.com to learn how we can help change your life!

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By Briana Seaton

(Women in North East) Network.

When I look back on my life, I never guessed that I would be coaching and empowering women as a career, let alone co-authoring a book on the topic.

It’s inclusive for all and doesn’t segregate into leader, business owner or mum. It’s quite unique and has been welcomed with open arms by local women.

When good friend and fellow Mumprenuer Tammie Pike approached me to help put together a book called Empowered Women Empowering the World, I knew I had to say yes. As much as the thought scared me, I knew I had a story to share.

The WiNE network is based around five values of empower, connect, educate, inspire and nurture, which sit nicely alongside my personal and coaching values and teachings.

The book will be launching across four states in May – Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney and is co-authored with inspirational life stories from 17 amazing women from all over Australia. Our stories are all different, but in some way they all have a message that will resonate and empower other mums and women to make impacting changes in their lives, to reach goals and to live their dreams. The book and its writers are diverse, with a story of a woman who grew up in the bushlands of Africa and is now a successful businesswoman, and another story shares how a woman’s firm belief in building children’s self-esteem reduces mental health issues later in life, nurturing this through her ever-growing business. Then there’s my story, where I overcame limiting beliefs to impart my knowledge to women to believe in their potential. I am Briana Seaton, a life and business coach. My passion is empowering women to be the best versions of themselves so they can live a life they truly love. I support amazing women and a great bunch of men to find life balance and work towards their goals and aspirations. I thrive on helping people to overcome life’s obstacles, and while it can be hard for anyone to take those first steps, I find that one of the biggest challenges is helping them see and believe that they can, and this is where my own story starts. In Empowered Women Empowering the World I share my story of searching for where my passion and purpose met, 46 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020

and my truth was discovered. How my loss of identity as a new mum, path of self-discovery and my appetite for connecting with people lead me to my new career. Those early steps were a challenge, it wasn’t easy and yes, I feared failure but had to find a way to believe that I could. I began a Psychology degree (twice!) but knew it wasn’t my true calling. After starting with my own business coach, I knew this was IT! It was what I had already been doing on a lesser scale and without even realising. Being a life and business coach allows me to assist people who truly want to get help, so they can unleash their real power. I had been through so many personal and business experiences that allowed me to understand why women don’t often reach their full potential and I am still growing, learning and expanding these experiences from my own life. We all need help and support and I have had my fair share from friends and family to help me overcome many of life’s challenges. I wanted to create a space where women from all walks of life felt supported and safe to share their trials too. This was the beginning of an amazing group of incredible women based in Mansfield called the WiNE

Creating this group was one way for me to ‘give back’ to my community and to ensure women around me felt supported. It’s my way of spreading the love, passion and learnings far and wide, showing others that they can also step into their power and live the life they truly deserve. My hope is that by sharing my story through the WiNE network and my book that other women can see that anything is possible too. That through adversity we can grow strong and empower others to do the same. What does it mean to me to be an empowered woman? It means having an open mind and knowing that it is ok to reach out and ask for help when it’s needed. It is about being able to self-lead so that you can team-lead a conversation or situation, whether that be your children, partner or co-workers. Life is constantly evolving but anyone can be empowered as long as they are willing to learn and grow, because when you do, a ripple spreads far and wide from close family out into your community. It’s not something that you can ever truly measure, but it’s impactful beyond belief. Empowered Women Empowering the World is out soon and will inspire you to be the very best version of yourself. You can read my full story, and those of 16 other women who are just like you. We are women who have realised our potential and are making an impact on those around us. Each of our stories is different, but we all want to empower you to be the best version of yourself.


ALEXANDRA PHYSIOTHERAPY Libby Gobbart PHYSIOTHERAPIST B.App.Sc. (Physiotherapy) APAM, Cred MDT

For all your floral arrangements

54A Downey St Alexandra

18A Main Street EILDON VIC 3713

INTERSTATE & OVERSEAS DELIVERY • fresh flowers • weddings • anniversaries • new borns • bereavements . . .

F: 03 5774 2525

15 High Street Yea P: 0400 570 988

Eildon Chemmart Pharmacy

Ph 03 5772 2649 alexphysio@aapt.net.au

T: 03 5774 2626

Australia Pty Ltd

Pharmasave Alexandra Community Pharmacy is open Mon to Fri from 9am-5.30pm & Sat from 9am-12.30pm 101 Grant Street, Alexandra The Beauty Room within the Alexandra Community Pharmacy can cater to all your beauty requirements.

The Photo Lab within the Alexandra Community Pharmacy has three state of the art digital kiosks.

For After Hour Emergencies Only: Cinoj Thomas – 5772 3060 | Aju Thomas – 5772 3303 Ian Davis – 5772 2185 or 0409 354 782 Visit the pharmacy website on www.alexandrapharmacy.com.au for a full list of products & services provided or call 5772 2153 to speak to our trained staff

Dr Monica O’Malley

• General dental care • Preventive care • Dental emergencies • Children’s dentistry • Cosmetic dentistry • Teeth whitening • Mouthguard

Gentle and caring dental team dedicated to highest quality care for you and your family

• Preferred providers for Medibank, BUPA & Mildura Health • Bulk billing under Child Dental Benefit Schedule

Ph: (03) 5715 6442

Open Monday to Saturday

wwwyournewdentist.com.au

97 Grant Street Alexandra

7 The Semi Circle, Yea

OPENING HOURS

P 03 5772 1073 | 22 Webster Street, Alexandra

Wednesday 9.00am – 5.00pm Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm all other appointments by prior arrangement

Dr Monica is a dentist with decades of experience, a passion for helping others with an innovative modern vision of what a visit to the dentist is all about, supported by a fantastic caring team. The most important service we provide is getting to know you as an individual and providing personalised treatment and advice. Pensioner Concession Discounts available Terms and Conditions apply

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• manicures & pedicures • natural spray tans • eyebrow & lash tints • eyelash extensions • bio sculpture and evo2 nails • waxing (male & female) • special occasion make-up • botox and filler injectables (by a doctor) • body massage • facials • body treatments

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Quirky • Quality • Creativity This little Curiosity/Gift Shop & Gallery oozes creativity, and is a place where treasures abound, waiting to be found.

Club of Alexandra

Secondhand • Handcrafted • Art

74 Grant Street, Alexandra (Entry through the Barber Shop)

Open 7 days 10am - 4pm Cindy Ferguson 0419 517 045 rusticsimplicity@hotmail.com www.rusticsimplicityblog.wordpress.com

exhibition and sale of artworks, photographic prints, woodwork and sculpture

Opening Night Friday 10 April 6.30pm $20

Saturday 11 April 10am - 5pm $5 Sunday 12 April 10am - 5pm $5 Monday 13 April 9am - 12noon $5

E: alex.easter.artshow@gmail.com Alexandra Leisure Centre, Maroondah Highway, Alexandra

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ome and enjoy the opening night of the 51st Rotary Club of Alexandra Easter Art Show on Friday 10 April in the Alexandra Leisure Centre at 6.30pm. We welcome locals, visitors, artists, advertisers and sponsors to an evening of food, drinks and fabulous art works. Tickets are $20 and all art is for sale. The success of the Show is ensured by generous sponsors, especially Murrindindi Shire Council, Qualia Wines, DMK Financial Services, Alexandra Community Pharmacy, McCormack Funerals and Canaccord Genuity Patersons Stockbrokers. The talented Joe Talia will play live on opening night, as will the wonderful Gillespie Family on Saturday. Mandy Valsinger is generously donating our raffle prize called ‘Sacred Lotus’. Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities to socialise with artists and ask questions. Prizes totalling $5,000 will be awarded for painting, sculpture, woodwork, photography and emerging artists. Rural art shows are

a great way to collect works for home or the office. Pieces vary from about $100 to $4,000. Artists are both local and interstate including well known people like Vida Pearson, Chris Kandis, Kasey Sealey, Pamela Moore, Louise Foletta, Julian Bruere, Bev Aisbett, Natalie Brodie, Kate Bills, Ernest Hunt, Craig Davey, Ken Wraight, Christine Siciliano, David Fennessy and Alistair Mason. Barry Kerr, guitar maker, will be demonstrating on Saturday 11 at 1pm and Mandy Valsinger will be demonstrating botanical art at 11am on Sunday 12. This year our judge is the esteemed Malcolm Webster and our curator is the very generous Cindy Ferguson. Our devoted Committee consists of Melinda Jackson, Chris Jackson, Stephen Costley, John Cannon, Tom Farrell, Chris Barry, Ian Gibb, Cindy Ferguson and Helen Gibb. If you attend on opening night you can return as often as you like. The Show concludes at noon on Monday 13th April. Art can be picked up after 1pm.

Rotarian Terry Finlayson, formerley from Alexandra, at last year’s show with the magnificent painting ‘Uncle John ‘ by Barbara Hauser from Kinglake West. Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 49


Photo Bill Harris.

“It’s not what you look at that matters … it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau. Bill Harris’ passion is capturing on camera what he sees in the Australian wild, and sharing it with fellow wildlife lovers. This ‘Focus on Bill Harris Photography’ at Rustic Simplicity is a popup preview exhibition focusing on Australian birds in the wild,

that will run in tandem with Bill’s solo exhibition, to be held in Violet Town during April. Join us at Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ shedS, 74 Grant Street, Alexandra throughout March and April for a sneak peek at Bill Harris’ fabulous wildlife photography!

AUTUMN ARTS & TOURISM EVENTS

EXHIBITIONS

Marysville Film Night

Birds of a Feather Nadine Dudek

March 14 2020

Mullygrubs Performance March 28 2020

Marysville Film Night April 11 2020 MiRa Marysville offers local knowledge, an intriguing gallery, artisan wares, art supplies, creative workshops & fabulous performances. Nestled in Marysville’s stunning natural environment and open 7 days a week, there’s always something for everyone!

Ensemble Goldentree April 19 2020

Marysville Film Night May 9 2020

Ensemble Goldentree May 31 2020

Open 10am – 4pm daily. 11 Murchison Street, Marysville. T: 03 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au 50 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020

January 11 - March 8 2020

Out of Hand Valley Potters Inc.

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he biennial Ruffy Artfest is preparing again to give you a weekend of stimulation and enjoyment. But – it is with a difference! This year the Ruffy Artfest will be held the last weekend in May on Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31. Friday 29 May is the official opening night of the Ruffy Artfest 2020. Tickets will be available on-line at www.ruffyartfest.com.au for $30 per person or $50 per double. Wine and food will be provided and, as usual, Bibby of Fare Enough will be catering. There will also be beautiful live background music presented by the trio ‘Winded’ (also known as ‘Oxalis’). This popular art show which exhibits quality, intriguing artwork of all mediums for sale, will again be on display in the Ruffy Public Hall and the Ruffy CFA from 10am Saturday. The 2020 Ruffy Artfest will also feature the work of local artisans. Your community members, who

make, create and initiate new ideas for your pleasure and interest will be exhibiting and selling their products and crafts. There will be a range of stalls in the grounds of the Ruffy CFA featuring locally made products such as oil, nuts and olives to wine, beer and gin as well as jewellery and unique hats together with some delicious foods to complete your experience. Something to interest everyone. You will also be able to enjoy fresh coffee, fabulous Ruffy cakes and slices and a scrumptious barbecue while listening to live relaxing music which will float through the grounds. All proceeds from the Ruffy Artfest this year will support our local community and in particular our regional CFA teams. We look forward to seeing you in May and invite you to join with us in celebrating community and bravery. For further information please visit Ruffy Artfest website: www.ruffy.artfest. com or ring Robyn on 5790 3275. Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 51


Yea, Saturday 16 May Comedy at Yea Shire Hall. The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals, the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; to save the club he embarks on a program to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change. More information on www.yeaartscarnivale.com.au

Yea, Friday 20 March In this two-man show at Yea Shire Hall, Damon Smith and his musician, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery and songs pertaining to Mental Illness. Mental As Everything, features both original music and a few existing songs, written by well-known artists that have experienced mental illness. More information on www.yeaartscarnivale.com.au

Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum Station Street ~ P 0427 509 988

• childrens activities • steam train rides • museum open • new model railway display Market: Feb 8, Mar 14, NO April market, 9 May info@alexandratramway.org.au

Lit & Beyond 18 Murchison Street Marysville 3779 Ph: 0422239754 www.lit.com.au Facebook - Lit & beyond This beautiful ladies’ boutique store has a unique range of ladies’ clothing, fashion accessories, books, bags, jewellery, homewares, LIT CANDLES and LIT WAX BEADS with 26 different colours and fragrances Step into Lit & Beyond to find yourself that special something or a gift for someone special 52 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020


Alexandra, Saturday 16 May Best Night Out and Gizakiss Music are excited to be returning to the Alexandra Shire Hall in 2020 to present a series of high calibre Tribute Shows. Located in the heart of the Murrindindi Shire, Alexandra boasts scenic views, great food, country hospitality and now, a collection of must-see live concerts from some of Australia’s best Tribute Bands. BABBA - Australia’s Premier ABBA show are returning to the Alexandra Town Hall stage on Saturday 16 May. Locals and some avid fans who travelled to Alexandra from near and far to see the sold out show last year were treated to the very best of the ABBA catalogue and enjoyed the electric atmosphere that this show delivers. And of course if you’re not an ABBA fan there’s more to come in 2020 with shows covering the music of the Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda

Ronstadt and The Best of American Rock. So keep an eye out for the Murrindindi Guide each season this year to let you know when the next shows will be coming to town.

Alexandra, Friday 22 May The Canyon Callers will be performing in Alexandra at the Shire Hall on Friday 22 May at 7pm. Melbourne’s brand new Western Swing super group starring Ben Franz, Jacob McGuffie and Brooke Russell, The Canyon Callers play the hits of Western Swing from the likes of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Faron Young, Asleep At The Wheel and more! Tickets are $30 each and can be bought online at www.trybooking.com/BGBPC or email biglittleeventsalex@gmail.com

Yarck, Saturday 23 May 8pm The Spooky Men’s Chorale is a vast, rumbling, steam-powered and black-clad behemoth, seemingly capable of rendering audiences moist eyed with appreciation or gurgling with merriment. Based on the twin pillars of grand foolishness and the quest for the perfect boofchord, the Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye. A combination of Georgian table songs, pindrop beautiful ballads, highly inappropriate covers, and immaculate man anthems like “Don’t stand between a man and his tool.” The evening is presented by Arts@Yarck and is held in the Yarck Hall. $30 Dinner Ticket, $25 Show Ticket, $20 Concession & Student

A delicious 2 course meal is served from 6.30pm, show from 8pm. Be quick as seats at the table are strictly limited. Show only tickets are also available. Book locally at Books at Yarck or online via trybooking.com/ Show Only tickets may be purchased at the door on the night. P: Robyn 0467 413 767 E: yarckhall@hotmail.com Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 53


WINERIES OPEN Little Cathedral Vineyards

Discover the hidden vineyards in the Acheron and Yea Valleys and meet the dedicated vignerons that make beautiful wines. Now in its fifth year, Murrindindi Winemakers are opening their cellar doors on the first weekend in May to celebrate locally grown and made wines. Participating venues include both those with established cellar doors and small wineries that are not generally open to the public. “The Murrindindi Wine Weekend is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on our local wine heroes. Murrindindi wines are proof of the old saying ‘winemaking starts in the vineyard”, says Adrian Utter, chair of Murrindindi Winemakers.

“This year six local wineries across Murrindindi are joining the celebrations on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May. Take in the amazing landscapes on your winery tour and enjoy the experience of a wine tasting with the makers.” There is a lot on offer over the weekend. Not only tastings of many different wine varieties and styles from this developing wine region, but also live music and delicious food, of course, from light lunch to banquet-style feasts. This is a great opportunity to plan a day trip. Download the touring map from www. murrindindiwinemakers. com.au and start planning your 2020 Murrindindi Wine Weekend! Don’t forget to share your experience with #discoverdindi #murrindindiwinemakers

Murrindindi Wine Weekend 2nd – 3rd May 2020 discover our wine . . .

Studio 2427

Open

Open 11.30am-5pm 230 Cathedral Ln, Taggerty Ph 0412 581 912 • www.littlecathedral.com.au

Little River Wines

Open 11.30am-5pm Open 11am-5pm every day by appointment 20 Sharrock Ct, Taggerty Ph 03 5774 7644 • www.littleriverwines.com.au

Mount Cathedral Vineyards

Open 11.30am-5pm 125 Knafl Rd, Taggerty Ph 0438 090 188 • www.mtcathedralvineyards.com

Philip Lobley Wines

Open 11.30am-5pm 1084 Kinglake-Glendburn Rd, Glenburn Ph 0447 166 377 • www.philiplobleywines.com

Utter Wines

Open 11.30am-5pm 2427 Maroondah Hwy, Buxton Ph 0418 148 877 or 0411 550 519 www.riverhousewineandtruffles.com.au

Sedona Estate

Open 11.30am-5pm 182 Shannons Rd, Murrindindi Ph 03 9730 2883 • www.sedonaestate.com.au

Louise Foletta Artist

Studio 2427 Studio 2427 2427 Maroondah Highway Buxton

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OPEN • Labor Day W/E • Easter • May 2 & 3 along with Utter Wines Murrindindi Wine Weekend (studio 50m from winemaking). Studio open when sign out or by appointment Demos Japanese Woodblock Printing and come try watercolour ~ small charge to cover materials. Beautiful Watercolours | Oils | Acrylics Japanese Woodblock Prints | Local landscapes

Contact Louise 0417 323 868 louisefoletta.com.au | Louise Foletta at YouTube

Produce Store, Cafe & Sculpture Garden

EVENTS ~ car launches, reunions, parties, weddings . . . CONFERENCES ~ small teams to large companies B/B ACCOMMODATION ~ weekends away, options for events and conferences

Little Cathedral Vineyards | Little River Wines Mount Cathedral Vineyards | Phillip Lobley Wines Sedona Estate | Utter Wines

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0429 699 969 www.saladinlodge.com info@saladinlodge.com.au 1188 Maroondah Hwy Narbethong Victoria


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passion to their land and winemaking.

utumn is an ideal time to experience the tranquillity and beauty of the Sedona Estate Winery and Cellar Door. Since its humble beginnings in 1998, owners Paul Evans and Sonja Herges have had a vision to produce fine cool-climate wines that are regionally distinctive and of impeccable quality. Recent national and international awards for the Winemaker’s Reserve wines reflect the couple’s dedication and

charcuterie platter available on weekends and public holidays.

As a true estate, Paul and Sonja grow the fruit, make and bottle the wine onsite and offer an authentic cellar door experience at their winery nestled in the rolling hills of Murrindindi.

Or you may want to join one of the many events hosted at Sedona Estate. This year, Sedona Estate will celebrate its 2020 vintage on Mother’s Day, Sunday 10 May. Come along with family and friends and spoil yourself or your mum with a 3-course banquet style lunch in the winery.

Visit the cellar door off the beaten track, you won’t be disappointed! Enjoy a relaxed and informative tasting with the winemaker and stay for a delicious artisan cheese or

Local caterer, Harvesting the

Feast, will return to prepare a scrumptious menu with the best seasonal flavours that our region has to offer. Cost for a three course lunch is $75 per person plus drinks at cellar door price. Early booking is recommended. For further details, including event information and opening hours, visit www.sedonaestate.com.au or call 0432 435 180. Sedona Estate is located at 182 Shannons Road, Murrindindi.

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CELLAR DOOR 11.30am - 5pm Wednesday - Sunday & public holidays TASTE the the Winemaker’s Reserve range STAY for delicious artisan cheese & charcuterie platters (available on weekends & public holidays) 182 Shannons Rd, Murrindindi T 03 9730 2883 M 0432 435 180 E wine@sedonaestate.com.au W www.sedonaestate.com.au Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 55


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MARCH 2020 to sunday 8 ~ EXHIBITION AT MIRA MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville Birds of a Feather exhibition by Nadine Dudek. MiRa open 10am-4pm daily. P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50) SUNDAY 1 ~ Long Lazy Lunch Holmesglen at Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon Delight in a three course lunch featuring Holmesglen’s own farmed Angus beef, local fresh-water salmon and trout on menu, with free flowing bubbles from Snobs Creek Estate. Live acoustic music throughout the afternoon from Andrew Farrell (‘Piano Wizard’) and Barry Tudor (‘Whisky Blue’). Bookings essential. (see ad page 3) W: www.holmesglenateildon.com.au E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au P: 03 5774 2631 SUNDAY 1 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. (see ad page 12) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Saturday 7 ~ Yarck Queen’s Birthday Weekend Trash and Treasure Market Yarck Hall, 6542 Maroondah Highway, Yarck This annual Trash and Treasure Market pops up on Queen’s Birthday Weekend and turns the Yarck Hall into Aladdin’s Cave for a day. It is an excuse for local people, to de-clutter, downsize and to move their treasures to a new home. It is also an excuse for travelers to stop over in the beautiful town of Yarck to search for some treasure. E: walsh145@me.com P: 0467 413 767 Saturday 7 & sunday 8 ~ Open Studios Highlands – Darren Gilbert 2742 Highlands Road, Highlands Discover the story behind the artworks and sculptures and see the ever changing creative space of Darren Gilbert. Browse and buy direct from the maker. 10am-4pm. (see ad page 36) W: www.monkeytaildesign.com F:www.facebook.com/darren.gilbert.503 P: 0421 3784 51 E: gmgilbert@skymesh.com.au sunday 8 ~ Narbeview Wildlife Shelter 2020 fundraiser Thornton Caravan Park, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Thornton Car show, live entertainment, jumping castle, face painting, market stalls, hot donuts, coffee, sausage sizzle. Entry by donation. Stall holders welcome P: 0498 053 760 saturday 14 ~ marysville film night MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50) saturday 14 & sunday 15 ~ herb & chilli festival 125 Quayle Road, Wandin Hot sauce alley, international food court, four entertainment stages, free rides for the kids. Speakers, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. 80+ stalls selling sweet and savoury foods, beer, wine and healthy drinks, handicrafts and other products. 10am-5pm (see ad page 41) W: www.herbchillifestival.com.au E: info@herbchillifestival.com.au P: 9735 2962 Friday 20 ~ Under the Microscope – Mental As Everything Yea Shire Hall, High Street, Yea Damon Smith and his musician, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery and songs pertaining to Mental Illness. W: www.yeaartscarnivale.com.au E: yeaarts@gmail.com P: 0411 844 192 firday 20 to thursday may 28 ~ EXHIBITION AT MIRA MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville Out of Hand by Valley Potters Inc. MiRa open 10am-4pm daily. P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50)

saturday 21 ~ Sangrina Serenades and Flamenco dancing Saladin Lodge, 1188 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong Latin & Classical Guitarist Sergio Ercole with Ale & Aya. 6.30pm arrival for 7.15pm start. Table platter service, bar service, $65pp, Bookings essential. (see ad page 54) W: www.saladinlodge.com.au E: info@saladinlodge.com.au P: 0429 699 969 Saturday 21 ~ 2020 Alexandra Cup Alexandra Race Club, Ruoak Way, Alexandra Final meeting for season with presentations to the winners of the 2020 Alexandra Cup, the DonateLife Leading Alexandra Trainer Award and the Geoff Purvis Leading Alexandra Rider Award. Glam up for Alexandra’s Amazing Hat Competition with prizes. ‘Big Screen’ will display the running of most local, Melbourne and Interstate race meetings that are fully serviced by Tote and Bookmakers. 2 TAC sponsored buses, one from Eildon and one from Yarck , will transport guests to and from the races ~ bookings essential via phone. Gates open at 11am. (see ad page 5) W: www.alexandraraceclub.com.au E: walsh145@me.com P: 0467 413 767 SUNDAY 22 ~ KINGLAKE COUNTRY FAIR Kinglake Memorial Oval, 2 Extons Road, Kinglake Central Enjoy carnival rides, games and plenty of free activities for every age. Old-school carnival games, junior and senior Ranges Run obstacle course, pedestal jousting, slingshot, police display, animal farm, pony rides, a children’s ‘chill out’ zone with giant games and more. Market stalls and displays, competitions, dancers, food vendors, live music, beer garden. King and Queen of the Mountain race title. W: www.kinglakecountryfair.org.au E: info@kinglakecountryfair.org.au Saturday 28 ~ Cafe 501 Bar & Grill Live Music Jerusalem Creek Marina, 501 Jerusalem Creek Rd, Eildon Band ‘Geronimo’ playing classic pub songs from 7PM til late. Spectacular lake view while having a dance! Dinner reservations essential. W: jerusalemcreek.com.au P: 5774 2585 (see ad page 12) saturday 28 ~ mullygrubs performance MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50)

APRIL 2020 Wednesday 1 ~ School Holiday Fun at The Y Water Discovery Centre Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Bring the kids along to the Y Water Discovery Centre for fun and educational school holiday activities. Bookings essential and places are limited. 10am11.30am. $4per child. (see ad page 32) W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 Saturday 4 ~ Cycle Dindi 20 Great Victorian Rail Trail, Yea Family friendly bicycle ride along the Great Victorian Rail Trail in Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires and the townships of Yea, Alexandra and Bonnie Doon. Cyclists have three start options (Bonnie Doon, Yea and Alexandra) and can choose long (121 or 80 kilometres) or short (54 or 42 kilometres) ride options on this supported ride – prices includes lunch and admission to a working farm, Devonshire Tea in the shearing shed, sheep dog demonstration and damper and billy tea option at the lunch site at Cremona. Fundraiser by Rotary. (see ad page 32) W: www.yearotary.org.au E: cycledindi20@gmail.com P: 0447 762 557 Saturday 4 ~ Eildon Beer Day at Cafe 501 Bar & Grill Jerusalem Creek Marina, 501 Jerusalem Creek Rd, Eildon Celebrating years of freshly poured, icy beer loved by many. Try a new beer, win prizes, random happy hour throughout the day. W: jerusalemcreek.com.au P: 5774 2585 (see ad page 12) Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 57


APRIL 2020 SATURDAY 4 ~ JAMIESON AUTUMN FESTIVAL Jamieson Township Drought relief fundraiser this year. Enjoy the beauty of Jamieson in autumn, blacksmithing, bush cooking, painting and pottery workshops, music and poetry, gold panning, gold nugget throwing, street dancing. 10am-4pm. (see ad page 22 article page 28) W: www.jamieson.org.au E: jamiesoncommunity@gmail.com Saturday 4 & sunday 5 ~ Open Studios Highlands - Darren Gilbert 2742 Highlands Road, Highlands Discover the story behind the artworks and sculptures and see the ever changing creative space of Darren Gilbert. Browse and buy direct from the maker. 10am-4pm. (see ad page 36) W: www.monkeytaildesign.com F:www.facebook.com/darren.gilbert.503 P: 0421 3784 51 E: gmgilbert@skymesh.com.au SUNDAY 5 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. (see ad page 12) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Friday 10 – Monday 13 ~ Rotary Club of Alexandra Easter Art Show Community Leisure Centre, Corner Maroondah Hwy & Hall St, Alexandra Works on display include paintings in oil and watercolour, sculptures, photography, and fine quality woodworks. A new prize this year will be awarded in the category of Emerging Artist, and the D and G Cunningham award for woodwork. Come along on opening night, Good Friday evening, to have first opportunity to purchase works, enjoy a drink and tasty nibbles. (see ad page 48) E: melinda.louise.jackson@gmail.com P: 0418 378 803 saturday 11 ~ marysville film night MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50) SATURDAY 11 ~ EILDON LIONS EASTER MARKET Moore Park, Main Street, Eildon 100 plus stalls including fashion and clothing, fresh produce, preserves, plants, toys, arts and crafts, preloved goods, badges, paintings, hot and cold food and children’s amusements. 8am-2pm. E: lionseastermarket@gmail.com W: www.eildon.vic.lions.org.au saturday 11 & SUNDAY 12 ~ THE ALEXANDRA Timber Tramway & Museum Easter Gala Station Street, Alexandra Childrens activities, steam train rides, museum open, new model railway display (see ad page 52) F: Alexandra Timber Tramway W: www.alexandratramway.org.au E: info@alexandratramway.org.au P: 0427 509 988 Sunday 12 ~ Easter Lunch Ros Ritchie Wines, Magnolia House, 190 Mt Buller Rd, Mansfield W: rosritchiewines.com P: 0444 588 276 (see ad page 17)

saturday 18 & sunday 19 ~ Yarra Valley AUTUMN Plant Fair 125 Quayle Road, Wandin Over 40 stalls showing and promoting a huge range of plants including, bulbs, edibles, herbs, perennials, peonies, succulents, roses, orchids and more. Meet passionate plant growers. Talks by television and radio presenter and rare plant expert Stephen Ryan. Delicious Devonshire teas made on site, local boutique beer and wine. Prepurchased discounted online tickets $10$12. Gate tickets $12-$15. 10am-5pm. (see ad page 41) W: www.yarravalleyplantfair.com.au E: clive@larkmannurseries.com.au P: 03 9735 3831 sunday 19 ~ Ensemble goldentree MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50) Sunday 19 ~ Buxton 50.0 Buxton MTB Park, Mill Creek Rd, Buxton 50km Mountain bike event at the Buxton MTB park as round 2 of the Shifty Fifty Series. A 25km option for riders who are not as fit or are younger. W: shiftyfifty.com.au E: enquiry@shiftyfifty.com.au P: 03 9010 6040

MAY 2020 Saturday 2 & sunday 3 ~ MURRINDINDI WINE WEEKEND Acheron and Yea Valleys Meet your local vignerons who have just harvested their 2019 vintage. Cellar door will be open at Little Cathedral Vineyards; Little River Wines; Mount Cathedral Vineyards; Phillip Lobley Wines; Sedona Estate; Utter Wines. (see ad and article page 54) www.murrindindiwinemakers.com.au Saturday 2 & sunday 3 ~ Open Studios Highlands – Darren Gilbert 2742 Highlands Road, Highlands Discover the story behind the artworks and sculptures and see the ever changing creative space of Darren Gilbert. Browse and buy direct from the maker. 10am-4pm. (see ad page 36) W: www.monkeytaildesign.com F:www.facebook.com/darren.gilbert.503 P: 0421 3784 51 E: gmgilbert@skymesh.com.au SUNDAY 3 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. (see ad page 12) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 saturday 9 ~ marysville film night MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50)

Sunday 12 ~ easter fair Rotary Park, Alexandra Market stalls, local food, children’s amusements, live music. (see ad page 22) www.alexandratourism.com

SUNDAY 10 ~ Mother’s Day Luncheon Holmesglen at Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling upon arrival, live music and three course luncheon, including some of our finest local produce. Accommodation options available. $80 per adult, 3 courses • $30 per child (4-12 yrs). Infants 3 years and younger no charge. Fully licensed (see ad page 3) W: www.holmesglen.edu.au/eildon E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au P: 5774 2631

saturday 18 ~ dindi sustainable living expo Yea Railway Reserve, Melba Hwy, Yea A chance for the community to connect with Council, local environment groups and the business sector to learn more about sustainability issues and solutions. Keynote speakers on sustainable living, land management, agriculture and the environment. Entertainment, kids activities and plenty to eat from sustainable food vendors. 9am-3pm. (see ad page 41) W: www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/sustainablelivingexpo P: 5772 0333

Sunday 10 ~ Mother’s Day Cocktail Fiesta at Cafe 501 Bar & Grill Jerusalem Creek Marina, 501 Jerusalem Creek Rd, Eildon Enjoy a complimentary cocktail drink for all mothers joining us for brunch whilst overlooking the spectacular lake. Great food. Great bar and great atmosphere. W: jerusalemcreek.com.au P: 5774 2585 (see ad page 12)

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MAY 2020 Sunday 10 ~ Mothers Day Lunch Ros Ritchie Wines, Magnolia House, 190 Mt Buller Rd, Mansfield W: rosritchiewines.com P: 0444 588 276 (see ad page 17) SUNDAY 10 ~ HARVEST PICNIC @ SEDONA ESTATE Sedona Estate Winery, 182 Shannons Rd, Murrindindi Join the Sedona team for the Harvest Picnic with a three-course banquet style luncheon with many regional ‘delicatessen’ paired with your favourite Sedona Estate wine. Great atmosphere, live music and more. Bookings required. 12.30pm. (see ad, article page 55) W: www.sedonaestate.com.au E: wine@sedonaestate.com.au : 0432 435 180

REGULAR MARKETS Alexandra Market 2nd Saturday of month 9am-1pm Alexandra Timber Tramway, Station Street, Alexandra Plants, herbs, local produce, unique handicrafts, bric-a-brac and collectables. Refreshments available – coffee cart, BBQ and cold drinks. Free entry. Train rides for a small donation. 0427 509 988 | market@alexandratramway.org.au | www.alexandratramway.org.au ALEXANDRA Producers’ Market 4th Saturday of the month during daylight savings 9am-1pm Alexandra Hotel, 64 Grant Street, Alexandra local meat suppliers, bread, flowers, seedlings, backyard grown fruit & veg, jams, preserves, biscuits, wine tasting, live music and more from.

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 ~ Lake Eildon Fishing Challenge Jerusalem Creek Marina, 501 Jerusalem Creek Rd, Eildon Annual event hosted at Jerusalem Creek. Plenty of prizes, all age groups welcomed. Family orientated venue. Contact us for more information or to enter. (see ad page 12) W: jerusalemcreek.com.au P: 5774 2585

Bollygum Community Market 2nd Sunday of month 9am-1pm Bollygum Park, 40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake Kids can play in the unique adventure playground as you search for special treasures and try fantastic local produce. 0409 849 722 | bollygummarket@gmail.com

Saturday16 ~ BABBA in Concert Alexandra Shire Hall, Grant St, Alexandra With glitz and glamour served up with Swedish accents and enough musical memories to fill you to overflowing, BABBA will take you on a journey through time to when satin was King and Dancing Queens ruled. Doors Open: 8pm. Bar Open: 8pm. Showtime: 8.30pm. Dancing is encouraged. The Bar will be once again manned by the team from Bonfire Station Brewing Co. Wheel Chair facilities available. (see ad page 52) Wwww.facebook.com/events/482468302577961/ E: babba.giz@gmail.com P: 0438 633 887

Flowerdale Community Market 3rd Sunday of month 9am-1pm Flowerdale Community Hall, Yea Whittlesea Road, Flowerdale Country market stalls with arts, crafts, veggies, plants, bric-a-brac. Hot food, Devonshire teas, cold drinks available. New stall holders welcome, $10 a stall. 03 5780 1223 - Alison | Alron27@bigpond.com

Saturday 16 ~ The Merger - part of Yea Arts Inc 2020 Season Yea Shire Hall, High St, Yea Comedy. The dysfunctional Bodgy Creek Roosters Footy Club is in trouble and will either have to fold or merge with their arch rivals, the Hudson’s Flat Cougars. But prodigal son coach Troy Carrington has other ideas; to save the club he embarks on a program to recruit refugees and unwittingly takes the community on a journey of change. W: www.yeaartscarnivale.com.au E: yeaarts@gmail.com P: 0411 844 192 Friday 22 ~ Canyon Callers Alexandra Shire Hall, Grant St, Alexandra Melbourne’s new Western Swing super group. The Canyon Callers play the hits of Western Swing from the likes of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Faron Young, Asleep At The Wheel, Cindy Walker, Willie Nelson and more. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at Grant Street Grocers or Alexandra Community Pharmacy or online at www.trybooking.com/BGBPC. E: biglittleeventsalex@gmail.com P: 0413 701 050 SATURDAY 23 ~ Spooky Men’s Chorale – ARTZ@YARCK Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck The Spooky Men seek to commentate on the absurdity and grandeur of the modern male armed only with their voices, a sly collection of hats and facial hair, and a twinkle in the eye. $30 Dinner Ticket, $25 Show Ticket, $20 Concession & Student. A delicious 2 course meal is served from 6.30pm, show from 8pm. Be quick as seats at the table are strictly limited. Show only tickets are also available. Book locally at Books at Yarck or online via trybooking.com. Show Only tickets at door on night. E: yarckhall@hotmail.com P: Robyn 0467 413 767 friday 29 – sunday 31 ~ Ruffy Artfest Ruffy Hall and Ruffy CFA, Nolans Rd, Ruffy Exhibition and sale of quality art, paintings, photography, ceramics, metal art. Also available food, wine, beers, coffee, jewellery, craft, plants. Opening night 7pm-9pm meet the artists. Purchase tickets at Ruffy Hall or on website. (see ad page 48) ruffy.artfest@gmail.com W: www.ruffyartfest.com.au sunday 31 ~ ensemble goldentree MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 50)

jamieson farmers and artisans market 1st Saturday of Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar 4pm-8pm Perkins Street, Jamieson “Make it, bake it, grow it” stalls offering a wide range of produce and art. Performances including music, dance and black-smithing. 0425 567 771 | jamfarm@outlook.com Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market 4th Sunday of month 10am-3pm (held on the 3rd Sunday in December) 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake Fresh from us to you. High quality items, grown or made by our stall holders. Proving quality products and food every month, all year round. 0419 339 320 | kinglakemarket@gmail.com | www.kinglakemarket.com Marysville Market 2nd & 4th Sunday of month – Murchison Street, Marysville Crafts, gifts, clothing, plants, locally produced preserves, jams, chutneys, lavender products, shortbread biscuits, honey, fresh fruit and vegetables and wine. Additional stallholders invited. Taggerty 4 Seasons Market Saturday of Australia Day, Easter, Queen’s Birthday and Melbourne Cup Weekends 9am-1pm – 3 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Taggerty Local produce including olive oil, wine, honey, fudge, baked goods, preserves, soaps, crafts, bric-a-brac, fruit, vegetables, plants, free range eggs, BBQ sausages and espresso coffee. 0419 376 206 | tgstore@bigpond.com TALLAROOK farmers market 1st Sunday of month (except January) 9am-1pm – 4 Main Road, Talarook Fresh local produce. Relax in the market cafe while listening to local musicians. Free kids activities. 0403 831 520 | Facebook Tallarook Farmers Market Yarck Country Market 3rd Saturday of month 9am-1.30pm – Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck The market helps to fund the hall maintenance and provides an outlet for local produce, jams, craft, plants and wines. 0407 879 612 | yarckhall@hotmail.com | www.visityarck.com.au YEA RAILWAY Market 1st Saturday of month – Yea Railway Reserve, Station St Yea Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, children’s activities, playground and skate park. The market showcases local producers, growers and makers and is a community event with a gold coin donation entry - funds from entry are donated to local charities each month. 0427 722 624 | globalgemsandfinejewellery@gmail.com Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 59


AIR CONDITIONING / ELECTRICIAN

AUTOMOTIVE

AU 21243

REVERSE CYCLE – HEATS OR COOLS

Yea Mechanical Repairs • Domestic • Commercial • Rural Clean & Reliable Service

REC 13157

EASTERN WIRING SERVICE

0412 513 954 – Scott ANTENNA / TELEVISION SPECIALIST

3 Grevillea Street Yea Phone Kel – Workshop 5797 2200 Mobile 0419 979 373

Servicing All Makes And Models

• tyres • wheel alignments • computer diagnostics

AUTOMOTIVE

0405 554 915 info@chris-tv.com.au

• TV & FM radio antennas • Extra TV wall points • Surround sound systems • Phone & data points

• Pay TV & FTA satellite • Wall mount TVs • Home theatre • CCTV camera systems

AUTOMOTIVE

38 North Street Yea

• AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS • LPG REPAIRS + SERVICING • SMALL ENGINE SERVICING • AIR CONDITIONING • 4WD ACCESSORY INSTALLATION • MIG WELDING + FABRICATING • PERFORMANCE MODS DAVID PARNIS 9069 3368 MORE THAN JUST AUTOMOTIVE 60 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020

• Recovery Gear • Bull Bars • Winches IF YOU MENTION THIS AD • Roof Racks • Dual Battery Systems • Fridges • Swags

AUTOMOTIVE

Boz Miljkovic Mechanic 61 Downey Street Alexandra

Ph (03) 5772 3232

Alexandra Automotive Licensed Roadworthy Testing • General Car Servicing • Repairs & Tuning • Disc & Drum Machining • Front Ends & Suspension


DOG GROOMING

COMMUNICATIONS

Certified Master

DOG GROOMER

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Ph

5774 7242

(Taggerty)

www.pinkdog.com.au

• Two way and CB radio systems • GPS mobile navigation • Telemetry and wireless data links • Mobile phone car kits

all dogs all styles all sizes

• installation • sales • service

Phone 03 5772 1292 COMPUTER SERVICES

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN Grimshaw Electrics

Sales, Service, Repairs and Networking Home or Office

For all your electrical and communication requirements

Peter Donald

0429 808 596

WE COME TO YOU Mob: 0417 342 914

Email: support@ugcs.com.au

REC 16666

A/H 03 5773 2457

CONCRETING

ELECTRICIAN

Rec No 12906

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY • House slabs • Shed slabs • Driveways • Paths

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

• 3.6 TONNE EXCAVATOR

• TIP TRUCK • BOB CAT

Luke Hill 0409 250 234 rocknconc@gmail.com

• Eco Smart Electrician • Domestic / Commercial • Undergrounds • Electrical Design • Cable Locations • Trenching • Solar Installations ~ grid connect, off grid, batteries

Ph

0418 543 310

e: info@e-tec.net.au

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ELECTRICIAN

FURNITURE & FLOORING

INDUSTRIAL | COMMERCIAL | DOMESTIC Based in Taggerty & covering Murrindindi Shire New Homes & Extensions

Sheds Wired

Maintenance / Breakdowns Phone / TV / Data Cabling Split Systems Supplied & Installed

Safety Switches Underground Power Competitive Rates

Gary: 0418 997 780 Marcus: 0434 100 518 REC: 8287

E: info@blackwoodelec.com.au

AU: 30928

ELECTRICIAN

GLASS PRODUCTS

specialising in all aspects of the flat glass trade

FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS CONTACT JAY

0439 842 030

jay@williamselec.com.au

FARM CONTRACTING

ES Hadfield Contracting For all your farming needs • HAY & SILAGE large round and small square bales • SLASHING & MULCHING reach mower and rock picker • PLOUGHING & SEEDING Duncan drill • FENCING • DAMS, ROADS & FENCE LINES D5m dozer, 6.5 tonne truck • EXCAVATOR 17T with mulching head • GRADER • TIPPER bogie drive

Call Earnie 0429 931 127 or A/H 5774 7429 62 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020

glass replacement, shower screens, splashbacks, mirrors, wood heater glass a: 16 Hunter Road, Healesville 3777 p: 5962 2888 f: 5962 6088 e: ridglass@bigpond.com w: www.ridgelineglass.com.au HOSPITALITY SUPPLIES

Everything for the top chef & the home cook BAKEWARE + COOKWARE GLASSWARE + CROCKERY COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT CHEF TOOLS + UNIFORMS PACKAGING + DISPOSALS CLEANING AIDS + PRODUCTS

+ much more

• INDUSTRIAL • UNDERGROUNDS • GRID CONNECT • STANDALONE

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY

• COMMERCIAL • DOMESTIC • MAINTENANCE • BREAKDOWNS • SOLAR SYSTEMS • 4 X 4 TRENCHER • GENERATOR BACK-UP SYSTEMS

Open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

211 Mt Buller Road Mansfield T 5779 1660 E sales@m-h-s.com.au W www.m-h-s.com.au


LANDSCAPING

PAINTING / HOUSEBOAT MAINTENANCE SERVICES

CORMAC PAINTING & Houseboat Maintenance

CLIFFORD BRADY

42 Aitken St Alexandra VIC 3714

Ph 0421 921 110 itecearthworks@optusnet.com.au

• House Interior & Exterior • Houseboats Interiors only • Sheds • Commercial • Shop Interior & Exterior within a 150km radius of Eildon!

0488 183 432 cormacservices@outlook.com

MARINE SERVICES

SERVICE AGENTS *Mercury *Honda *Yamaha *Evinrude *Seadoo *Yanmar *Kohler *Onan *Westerbeke *Volvo

• Seadoo servicing & repairs • Inboard, Outboard, Sterndrive servicing & repairs • New & Used boat sales • New & Used engine sales • Showroom full of everything your SUMMER hours up to 14 April boat needs for your Mon-Fri 8am-5pm • Sat/Sun 9am-1pm day on the water WINTER hours from 15 April • Watersports Mon-Fri 8am-4.15pm accessories & PFD’s

Sat 9am-1pm • Sun Closed

20 Sugarloaf Road Eildon Ph 5774 2132 eildonoutboard@virtual.net.au

PLUMBER

Your plumbing specialist

Lic No 37388

• New Homes • Roofs & Gutters • Sewers & Septics • High Pressure Sewer Jetter • Drain Camera • Pipe & Cable Locator • Water Tanks • Solar HWS • Wood Heaters

Excavators, post hole diggers, rock breaker, trencher & tip truck hire

0419 553 803 Ph/Fax 5772 2991 tcplumbing@bigpond.com

MOTOR TRIMMING / UPHOLSTERY

POWER EQUIPMENT

ALEXANDRA POWER EQUIPMENT

65 Downey Street Alexandra

HIGH QUALITY WORKMANSHIP OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

• Car Upholstery • Household Upholstery • Motorbike Seats

• Truck Seats • Boat Seats, Carpets & Covers • Ute Covers & Canopies

Trevor & Janine Young

WOOD SPLITTERS

STIHL CHAINSAWS & ACCESSORIES MOWERS

WOOD CHIPPERS

LMCT 3110

Ph 03 5772 3381

LEAF BLOWERS

Ph 0408 789 653

1449 Killingworth Road, Molesworth Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 63


SERVICE STATION

STOCK AND STATION AGENTS

• All fuels and lubricants • Convenience store Michael & Marie 2 Centre Avenue, Eildon

Phone 03 5774 2220 Email eildonservo@bigpond.com

YEA OFFICE 4 Station Street, Yea 3717 Ph 5797 4100

ALEXANDRA OFFICE 6 Webster Street, Alexandra 3714 Ph 5772 4101

Bruce Elliott Branch Manager/Livestock – 0409 699 937 John Tossol Real Estate – 0419 558 032 Jamie Quinlan Livestock – 0419 894 232 John Purvis Merchandise – 0428 951 251

SERVICE STATION

TREE SERVICES

endeavour ALEXANDRA

Open 7am - 7pm Daily

FUEL & LUBRICANTS - FOOD & DRINKS 10 Downey St, Alexandra 3714

Yea

• Insured

Reliable • Competitive •

• Experienced FUEL & LUBRICANTS FOOD & DRINKS

Open 6am - 9pm Daily 31 High St, Yea 3717

SIGN WRITING

5778 9603

JASON

0413 671 066

TOWING & SALVAGE

2 Centre Avenue Eildon Ph 03 5774 2727 AH 0407 023 407 For RACV roadside service phone 131 111

• Log Book Servicing • Licensed RWC Tester • Air-con Regassing • 4X4 Improvements • Tyre Sales / Puncture Repairs • Car, Truck, Boat & Trailer Repairs 64 – Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020


TYRE SERVICES

WEED CONTROL

TOYO, KELLY, KUMHO, COOPER & MAXXIS

• Wheel Alignments & Wheel Balancing • On-site Service for Tractor / Earthmoving Puncture Repairs • Vehicle Servicing and Repairs – VACC Accredited • Licensed Roadworthy Vehicle Tester • Supercharge Batteries

• SPOT SPRAYING • BOOM SPRAYING

42A Aitken Street, Alexandra Phone (03) 5772 3456 Fax (03) 5772 2567

ANDY FRIEDEL 0407 565 207

• 200M POWER REELS • COMPUTER CONTROLLED BOOM FROM 2M TO 10M Licensed – insured – experienced alexweedcontrol@gmail.com WELDING SERVICES

UPHOLSTERY

MAXWELL’S UPHOLSTERY

• Welding repairs • Construction of sheds • Tool boxes • Trailers • Cattle yards • Ute trays • Repairs of heavy machinery and attachments • Steel, Aluminium, Cast Iron no problem

• Lounge Suites and Dining Chairs Repaired and Recovered • Office Furniture • New Lounge Suites Available • Chairs and Sofas Made to Order • Large Range of Fabrics • Car and Boat Upholstery

QUOTES, PICK-UP AND DELIVERY Max Ewert T 5774 2201 M 0417 321 781 E max@maxwellsupholstery.com.au A Skyline Road Eildon W www.maxwellsupholstery.com.au WATER BORE DRILLING

Contact: David Cooper Mobile: 0429 199 472

mobile

WINDSCREENS & GLASS

WATER BORES

Alexandra

P: 0418 362 968 info@matthewandsons.com.au www.matthewandsons.com.au

WINDSCREENS & GLASS • 24 hour service • House glazing

Steve Heard 31 Aitken Street Alexandra 3714

Phone 5772 1994 A/H 5772 1184 Mob 0427 577 839 Murrindindi Guide – AUTUMN 2020 – 65


ACCOMMODATION Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Motel, Alexandra 5772 2077 Alexandra Tourist Park Alexandra 5772 1222 Alpino Apartments Marysville 0408 103 481 Amelina Cottages Marysville 0434 692 622 Big4 Taggerty Holiday Park Taggerty 5774 7263 Breakaway Twin Rivers Caravan Park Acheron 5772 1735 5774 7381 Buxton Hotel, Buxton Dalrymples, Marysville 5963 3416 Eildon Lake Motel, Eildon 5774 2800 Eildon Pondage Holiday Park 1800 651 691 Elite Stays Marysville / Taggerty 0413 795 283 Flowerdale Hotel 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280 Giddy Goat Cafe, Yarck 5773 4223 Glenfield Cottage B/B Yarck 5773 4304 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Lake Eildon 5774 2585 Kevington Hotel, Kevington 5777 0543 Royal Mail Hotel, Yea 5797 2515 Rubicon Hotel Motel Thornton 5773 2251 Saladin Lodge, Narbethong 0429 699 969 Taylor Bay Country Club Taylor Bay 0497 889 353 Thornton Caravan Park Thornton 5773 2305 Waverley Guest House Alexandra 5772 1146 White Lotus B&B Narbethong 5963 7126 Yea Motel 5797 2660 Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea 5797 2000 AIR CONDITIONING SERVICES Eastern Wiring Service 0412 513 954 ANTENNA / TV SERVICES Chris’s TV 0405 554 915 APPLIANCE STORE Chookies Alexandra 5772 2152 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Alexandra Automotive Alexandra 5772 3232 Alexandra Tyrepower Alexandra 5772 3456 Eildon Auto Spares, Eildon 5774 2712 High Country 4x4 Mansfield 5779 1955 Mototronics Australia, Yea 0432 646 632 Yea Mechanical Repairs 5797 2200 BANKS Bendigo Bank, Kinglake 5786 1656 BOAT HIRE Lakeview Boat Hire Eildon 0488 051 721 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Eildon 5774 2585

BOOK SHOPS Books at Yarck, Yarck 5773 4337 Goulburn River Books Alexandra 5772 2935 BUILDERS Swenrick, Buxton www.swenrick.com.au BUTCHERS Alexandra Quality Meats Alexandra 5772 1151 Thornton Butchers & Deli Thornton 5773 2224 CARAVAN PARKS Big4 Taggerty Holiday Park Taggerty 5774 7263 Boulevard Caravan Park Eildon 5774 2128 Breakaway Twin Rivers Caravan Park Acheron 5772 1735 Eildon Waters Holiday Park Eildon 5773 2386 Eildon Pondage Holiday Park Eildon 1800 651 691 Thornton Caravan Park Thornton 5773 2305 Yea Riverside Caravan Park Yea 5797 2972 CATERING Harvesting the Feast 0402 125 370 CLOTHING / SHOE SHOPS Alexandra Sportspower & Toys Alexandra 5772 1719 Country Touch, Marysville 5963 3753 Inspire on Grant, Alexandra 5772 2311 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park Eildon 5774 2585 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 COMMUNICATIONS Weeks Radio, Alexandra 5772 1292 COMPUTERS Murrindindi Computers 5772 1403 Upper Goulburn Computer Services 0417 342 914 CONCRETING Rock ‘n’ Conc 0409 250 234 DENTAL CLINICS Alexandra Dental Clinic 5772 1073 Your New Dentist, Yea 5715 6442 DOG GROOMING In The Pink, Taggerty 5774 7242 EATERIES / BAKERIES / RESTAURANTS 4 Ways Takeaway & Dyna Thornton 5773 2293 501 Cafe Bar & Grill Jerusalem Creek 5774 2585 Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Bakery & Cafe Alexandra 5772 2272 Alexandra Noodle Bar 5772 2888 Alexandra Aqua Bar & Cafe, Eildon 0425 816 959 By the Falls Marysville 0448 983 009 / 0419 959 054 Cafe Alex, Alexandra 5772 1155 Eildon Bakery & Cafe, Eildon 5774 2362 Eildon Fish & Chips, Eildon 5774 2597 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280

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Grant Street Grocer Alexandra 5772 1526 Giddy Goat Cafe, Yarck 5773 4223 Jammm Catering @ Mt Pleasant Hotel Alexandra 5772 1083 Killingworth Hill Cafe & Whisky Bar Yea 0455 266 888 Ros Ritchie Wines Mansfield 0444 588 276 Saladin Lodge, Narbethong 0429 699 969 Tallarook General Store & Cafe Tallarook 5792 1687 The Provender Country Bakehouse Yea 5797 3155 Alexandra 5772 3167 Yea Chinese Restaurant Yea 5797 2865 Yea Take Away, Yea 5797 2664 ELECTRICIANS Blackwood Electrics Taggerty 0418 997 780 / 0434 100 518 Eastern Wiring Service 0412 513 954 E-Tec Electrical Contractor Alexandra 0418 543 310 Grimshaw Electrics Thornton 0429 808 596 J Williams Electrical Alexandra 0439 842 030 FARM EQUIPMENT Elders, Yea 5797 4100 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 5772 2444 Rodwells, Alexandra FISHING SUPPLIES Eildon Bait & Tackle 5774 2712 Jerusalem Creek Bait & Tackle Eildon 5774 2585 Totally Trout, Alexandra 5772 2662 FLOOR COVERINGS Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 Slocum Floorcoverings 9439 6066 FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING Tim Skerritt, Alexandra 0439 358 880 FLORIST Misty Valley Florist & Gifts Yea 0400 570 988 FORESTRY SERVICES Farm Forestry Services Taggerty 0427 747 393 FURNITURE STORES Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 GALLERIES Darren Gilbert Open Studio Highlands www.monkeytaildesign.com MIRA Marysville 5963 4567 Rustic Simplicity Alexandra 0419 517 045 Studio 2427, Buxton 0417 323 868 GENERAL / GROCERIES / FRUIT & VEG Tallarook General Store & Cafe Tallarook 5792 1687 GIFT SHOP / CLOTHING / SHOES Alexandra Discounts & Giftware Alexandra 5772 2850 By The Falls Marysville 0448 983 009 / 0419 959 054 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110

Greenery on the Walk Marysville 0400 968 942 Inspire On Grant, Alexandra 5772 2311 Lit & Beyond, Marysville 0422 239 754 Nice, Yea 0413 489 196 Redgate Bazaar, Alexandra 0407 683 712 Rustic Simplicity, Alexandra 0419 517 045 GLASS PRODUCTS Alexandra Windscreens & Glass Alexandra 0427 577 839 Ridgeline Glass & Glazing Healesville 5962 2888 GRAPHIC DESIGN Ann Friedel Publishing Alexandra 0418 556 107 HALL FOR HIRE Fawcett Hall Fawcett via Alexandra 5772 2997 HARDWARE / TIMBER STORES Yenckens Alexandra 5772 2188 Mansfield 5775 2511 Yea 5797 2290 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park Eildon 5774 2585 HEALTH / BEAUTY / WELLBEING Alexandra Community Pharmacy Beauty Room 5772 2153 Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 Beauty & Bling, Eildon 0427 216 724 Jessica’s Sheer Beauty Alexandra 5772 3322 Nadine & Co Hair & Beauty Alexandra 0448 166 675 1300 772 621 Prana Therapies, Yea Reiki Insight Natural Healing Yea 0425 794 838 Ulysees Beauty, Yea 0419 386 208 White Lotus Natural Health & Wellbeing Narbethong 5963 7126 HEATING Bowd Heating, Alexandra 5772 1045 HOSPITALITY SUPPLIES Mansfield Hospitality Supplies 5779 1660 HOTELS / MOTELS / RESORTS Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Motor Inn 5772 2077 Buxton Hotel, Buxton 5774 7381 Courthouse Hotel, Jamieson 5777 0503 Eildon Lake Motel, Eildon 5774 2800 Flowerdale Hotel, Flowerdale 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280 Holmesglen at Eildon Eildon 5774 2631 Kevington Hotel, Kevington 5777 0543 Royal Mail Hotel, Yea 5797 2515 Rubicon Hotel Motel Thornton 5773 2251 Taylor Bay Country Club Taylor Bay 0497 889 353 Yea Motel, Yea 5797 2660 Yea Peppercorn Hotel, Yea 5797 2000 HOUSEBOAT SERVICES Cormac Painting 0488 183 432 LANDSCAPING Itec Earthworks 0421 921 110

LOCAL PRODUCE Grant Street Grocer Alexandra 5772 1526 Koala Cherries, Yarck 5773 4250 Frattali Olive Oil, Yea 0418 333 586 LOLLY SHOP Marysville Lolly Shop 0408 173 656 MARINE SERVICES Eildon Outboard Service Eildon 5774 2132 Lake Eildon Marine Jerusalem Ck, Eildon 5774 2022 MOTORCYCLES / MOWERS Alexandra Motorcycles Alexandra 5772 1045 MOTOR TRIMMING T&J Trimming 0408 789 653 NEWSAGENCIES Alexandra Newsagency Alexandra 5772 1025 NURSERIES / GARDEN CENTRES / SUPPLIES Bedrock Garden Supplies Alexandra 5772 1911 Fern Acres Kinglake West 5786 5031 Garden Centre, Yea 5797 2933 Goulburn Valley Nursery, Yea 5797 2222 Greenery on the Walk Marysville 0400 968 942 OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT Maroondah Outdoor Equipment Buxton 5774 7292 PAINTING SERVICES Cormac Painting 0488 183 432 PHARMACIES Alexandra Pharmacy Alexandra 5772 2153 Eildon Pharmacy, Eildon 5774 2626 PHYSIOTHERAPIST Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 PLUMBERS Travis Capp Plumbing Alexandra 0419 553 803 POLITICIANS Cindy McLeish MP State Member for Eildon 9730 1066 POST OFFICE Shell Buxton 5774 7171 PUMPS / GENERATORS Alexandra Motorcycles, Alexandra 5772 1045 REAL ESTATE AGENTS Elders, Alexandra 0419 558 032 Ruralco Property Alexandra 5772 1110 Yea 5797 2086 RURAL PRODUCE / EQUIPMENT Elders, Yea 5797 4100 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 SERVICE STATIONS BP Yea 5797 2008 Eildon One Stop Fuel Eildon 5774 2220 Endeavour Alexandra 5772 1227 Alexandra


Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park On-water fuel barge Eildon 5774 2585 Shell Buxton, Buxton 5774 7171 Simpson & Sons P/L Alexandra 5772 1205 SIGNWRITING Alexandra Signs, Alexandra 5772 1145 SKI HIRE / SNOW BUS Cross Country Ski Hire Marysville 5963 3322 Lake Mountain Apline Resort Lake Mountain lakemountain.com.au Lake Mountain Snow Bus Marysville 5963 3753 Marysville Ski Centre Marysville 5963 3455 SOLICITORS Williams Hunt, Alexandra 5772 1493 STOCK AND STATION AGENTS Elders Alexandra 5772 1052 Yea5797 2037 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 TREE SERVICES High Country Tree Services 5775 1935 JT’s Trees 0413 671 066 TOURS – LAKE EILDON BMS TOURS 0437 866 722 TOWING & SALVAGE Eildon Auto Repairs & Towing 5774 2727 Eildon TROUT FARMS Buxton Trout Farm 5774 7370 TV SERVICES Chris’s TV 0405 554 915 TYRES Alexandra Tyrepower 5772 3456 UPHOLSTERY Maxwell’s Upholstery, Eildon 5774 2201 0408 789 653 T&J Trimming VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Alexandra 5772 1100 / 1800 652 298 Eildon 5774 2909 Marysville 5963 4567 Yea 5797 2663 VETERINARIAN Mountain Ranges Vet Clinic Kinglake 5786 1777 WATER BORING Matthew & Sons 0418 362 968 WEED CONTROL Alexandra Weed Control 0407 565 207 WELDING SERVICES Buffalo Built 0429 199 472 WINES/BREWS Little River Wines, Taggerty 5774 7644 Ros Ritchie Wines Mansfield 0444 588 276 Sedona Estate, Murrindindi 9730 2883 WINDSCREENS Alexandra Windscreens & Glass Alexandra 0427 577 839 ZOO Mansfield Zoo, Mansfield 5777 3576

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EMERGENCY SERVICES Police...........................................................000 Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1040 Eildon............................................................. 5774 2104 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1333 Marysville..................................................... 5963 3222 Seymour.............................................24hr 5735 0200 Yea................................................................... 5797 2630 Ambulance..................................................000 CFA...............................................................000 SES ...............................................24hr 132 500 Bushfire Information Line & Fire Restriction Info......................... 1800 240 667 Crime stoppers..................................... 1800 333 000 Gas emergencies..................................24hr 132 771 Goulburn Valley Water – faults..................................................... 1800 454 500 Help for Wildlife.................................... 0417 380 687 Power & Street Light Failures..................... 131 799 RACV.................................................................... 131111 Energy Australia.............................................. 133 466 Wildlife Victoria.................................... 1300 094 535 HEALTH SERVICES HELPLINES Kids Helpline......................................... 1800 551 800 Lifeline ....................................................24hr 13 11 14 Maternal & Child Health Line ............................................24hr 13 22 29 Mental Health Advice Line............... 1300 280 737 Poisons Information Centre........................ 131 126 Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service......................................... 1800 015 188 HOSPITALS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 0900 Yea................................................................... 5736 0400 After Hours GP clinic.......................... 1300 766 858 SCHOOLS / EDUCATION PRE SCHOOLS / PLAYGROUPS Alexandra & District Kindergarten............................................... 5772 1387 Alexandra Playgroup................................ 5772 2344 Eildon Kindergarten................................. 5774 2041 Flowerdale Kindergarten........................ 5780 2816 Kinglake Playgroup................................... 5786 1301 Kinglake Ranges Children’s Centre........................................ 5786 1352 NEST Playgroup.......................................... 9719 7314 Yea & District Children’s Centre............ 5797 2730 PRIMARY SCHOOLS Alexandra PS .............................................. 5772 1006 Buxton PS..................................................... 5774 7341 Eildon PS....................................................... 5774 2074 Flowerdale PS............................................. 5780 1264 Kinglake PS.................................................. 5786 1284 Kinglake Middle PS................................... 5786 1295 Kinglake West PS....................................... 5786 5262 Marysville PS............................................... 5963 3256 Sacred Heart PS Yea.................................. 5797 2723 St Mary’s PS Alexandra............................ 5772 1500 Toolangi PS.................................................. 5962 9255 Yea PS............................................................. 5797 2724 SECONDARY COLLEGES Alexandra SC............................................... 5770 2000 Yea SC............................................................ 5797 2207

ADULT EDUCATION CEACA Alexandra...................................... 5772 1238 Flowerdale Community House.................................... 5780 2664 Kinglake Neighbourhood House........................... 5786 1301 U3A Murrindindi East......................... 0479 107 779 U3A Yea......................................................... 5797 2230 Yea Community House............................ 5797 3070 SERVICES CLUBS Kiwanis.................................................... 0418 335 692 LIONS CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 3428 Eildon............................................................. 5774 2674 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1403 Marysville............................................... 0448 954 667 Yea ................................................................. 5797 3242 MASONIC LODGES Alexandra Masonic Centre, Albert Edward Lodge...............................0448 902 262 / 5772 2708 MEN’S SHEDS Flowerdale............................................. 0412 334 521 Kinglake Ranges........................................ 5786 5999 Marysville...................... Colin Briggs 0423 959 145 PROBUS CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1253 Alexandra Ladies ...................................... 5774 2641 Yea................................................................... 5797 2344 RED CROSS Alexandra Red Cross........................... 0419 872 230 ROTARY CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1897 Kinglake Ranges........................................ 5786 2193 Yea................................................................... 5792 3515 RSL Alexandra RSL............................................. 5797 6269 Eildon RSL..................................................... 5774 2147 Marysville RSL............................................. 5774 7110 Thornton RSL Sub Branch................ 0458 082 823 Yea RSL Sub Branch............................ 0408 898 139 SENIOR CITIZENS CLUBS Alexandra Senior Citizens....................... 5772 1010 YOUTH GROUPS Flowerdale Junior Youth Group 5 to 14 yrs................................. 0408 333 953 Flowerdale Senior Youth Group.......................................... 0423 320 484 SPORTING CLUBS BASKETBALL CLUBS Alexandra .............................................. 0417 112 533 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 5441 BOWLING CLUBS Alexandra .................................................... 5772 1150 Eildon ............................................................ 5774 2540 Marysville Golf & Bowls .......................... 5963 3241 Whittlesea ................................................... 9716 1966 Yea................................................................... 5797 2770 CRICKET CLUBS Alexandra............................................... 0437 599 909 Flowerdale............................................. 0414 533 342 Merton .................................................... 0408 316 498 Yea Tigers...................................................... 5797 2543 Marysville & District ........................... 0422 702 956

FOOTBALL / NETBALL CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1912 Yea................................................................... 5797 2412 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1580 Marysville & District ........................... 0412 487 842 GOLF CLUBS Eildon............................................................. 5774 2044 Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1570 Yea............................................................. 0409 250 086 Whittlesea.................................................... 9716 2066 Marysville Golf & Bowls........................... 5963 3241 RACE CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5773 4304 Merton........................................................... 5778 9551 St Pats Race Club Yea.......................... 0427 794 779 Yea................................................................... 5796 9396 RIDING CLUBS Acheron Valley Adult Riding Club...................................... 5773 2245 SPEEDWAY...........www.alexandraspeedway.com SQUASH CLUB Alexandra............................................... 0438 546 070 TENNIS CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 2621 Flowerdale................................................... 5780 2201 Kinglake Ranges........................................ 5786 5228 Yea................................................................... 5736 0461 SWIMMING POOLS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1705 Eildon............................................................. 5774 2174 Marysville..................................................... 5963 3387 Yea................................................................... 5797 2474 RECREATIONAL GROUPS Alexandra Brass Band.............................. 5772 1404 Alexandra Camera Club.................... 0458 420 206 Alexandra & District Dog Obedience.5774 7303 Alexandra & District Lapidary Club..... 5774 2908 Alexandra & District Motorcycle Club ......................................................www.admcc.com.au Alexandra Quilters.................................... 5772 1897 Buxton Craft Activities............................. 5774 7291 Eildon & District Woodworking Guild/ Alexandra Community Shed .................................alexandrawoodies@gmail.com Eildon Art Group........................................ 5773 2306 Murrindindi Historic Vehicle Reg... 0467 051 600 Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club.. 0433 291 495 Upper Goulburn Field Naturalists........ 5772 1189 Yea Camera Club........................................ 5797 3228 Yea Film Society......................................... 5797 2480 MURRINDINDI SHIRE COUNCIL Customer Service and General Enquiries..............................(03) 5772 0333 Alexandra Library..............................(03) 5772 0382 Yea Library...........................................(03) 5736 0036 Kinglake Library.................................(03) 5786 1522 Mobile Library...................................... 0429 412 521 Operations Emergencies*................ 0407 509 413 (eg collapsed bridge or trees over road). Community Safety Emergencies* .0419 572 425 (eg stock on roads or dog attacks). *These numbers must only be used in the case of an emergency. For information on Council or opening hours of the Resource Recovery Centres please visit the website www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au/Home

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