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Arts & Tourism Business & Trades Guide

SUMMER 2016/17

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Fascinating phascogales............................................................. 11 Turning the tide on bottled water........................................... 15

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A brush-tailed phascogale. Photo courtesy Ron Litjens (Strath Creek Landcare Group). By Emily Friedel TO A CENTIPEDE or frog, the brush-tailed phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) is a ferocious predator. To a human, the brush-tailed phascogale looks a bit like a rat with a tail that transforms into a black bottlebrush when its owner is alert. Brush-tailed phascogales, also known as tuans, may bear a superficial resemblance to introduced rodents with their grey fur

and pointy noses, but they’re a native marsupial, and it’s important to know how to spot the difference. “Don’t mistake it for an introduced rat, the black rat, which hasn’t got the bottlebrush tail,” says Jerry Alexander, Senior Biodiversity Officer at the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning. “The brush-tailed phascogale has a bottlebrush tail and when it gets excited or alert

the hairs on the tail stand up.” Brush-tailed phascogales belong to the same family as Tasmanian devils and quolls, which may explain their hunting prowess. Unfortunately, like many of their better-known relatives in the Dasyuridae family, brush-tailed phascogales face numerous threats to their survival, and they’re currently listed as a threatened species. Despite their threatened

status, these little arboreal carnivores are found throughout the Murrindindi Shire and local Landcare groups are keeping an eye on them. “They nest in tree hollows, typically in the drier woodlands and forests of the Murrindindi Shire, but they have also been recorded throughout the Kinglake Ranges,” says Chris Cobern, Landcare Coordinator for the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN). Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 11


Brush-tailed phascogale. Photo courtesy Wayne Williams. “Landcare groups within our shire have successfully used nesting boxes as a good monitoring tool to find out if the creatures are living and breeding in their area.” This local monitoring recently delivered a hopeful result: the UGLN Green Army found a brush-tailed phascogale along Frees Road in Gobur during a wildlife survey. There’s also good news about the brush-tailed phascogale population in Kinglake National Park, which suffered extensive habitat loss in the 2009 bushfires. “It took three years after the fires before phascogales were seen,” says Tony Fitzgerald, a ranger for Parks Victoria. After strategic post-fire revegetation work in Kinglake National Park, Parks Victoria began finding brushtailed phascogales again during their annual survey in 2012. Public sightings of phascogales are also on the rise around Kinglake and people are “seeing them more on the roads,” Tony says. 12 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Last year, a Melbourne Water contractor observed a brushtailed phascogale making itself at home in a ‘habitat log’ – one of the many rotten or hollow logs stockpiled after the fires and placed among the vegetation in Kinglake National Park by Parks Victoria. In addition to the positive increase in post-fire sightings, the Kinglake phascogale population’s gene pool is in good shape. “University analysis of DNA has shown this population is genetically healthy,” Tony says. While monitoring in the Murrindindi Shire indicates it’s not all doom and gloom for our local brush-tailed phascogale population, these rare natives are facing some serious challenges. “Habitat clearing and fragmentation are among the greatest threats to brushtailed phascogales,” Chris says.

long distances, phascogales benefit from continuous vegetation, so replanting to fill gaps and create corridors is a good idea. “They have been recorded to move up to 15 kilometres from their natal site, so what they’ll need is continuous areas of vegetation,” Jerry says. Tony echoes the importance of providing continuous vegetation, particularly for isolated phascogale populations like those in Kinglake National Park. “These island populations are why we like to have corridors and linkages,” he says. Although they usually have vast home ranges, pockets of vegetation on farmland can be valuable for phascogale conservation.

“They live in small populations and require a relatively large home range of up to 100 hectares for males and 70 hectares for females.”

A study around Euroa found that in an area largely cleared for agriculture, brush-tailed phascogales will happily utilise roadside woodlands or stands of trees on farming land and, if high quality habitat is available, they will significantly reduce their range.

Because they travel such

“They had really small

home ranges because, even though there wasn’t much of it, it was top quality habitat,” says Dr Rodney Van Der Ree, Deputy Director of the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology. Trees with hollows and rough bark are most useful for brush-tailed phascogales to nest in and hunt down their insect prey. “If you’ve got tree hollows on your property make certain that you protect them,” Jerry says. “A tree hollow might be a standing live tree, or a standing dead tree, or a log on the ground, or a hole in the base of an old tree.” Brush-tailed phascogales don’t have “grippy” feet like other arboreal marsupials, such as possums, so roughbarked trees are easier for them to climb. “Also, peeling bark or rough bark has more insects under it than smooth bark,” Dr Van Der Ree says. And if you live in an area lacking suitable tree hollows, brush-tailed phascogales will readily take up residence in a human-made home. “They often will nest and breed in nesting boxes


especially in areas where natural tree hollows are in short supply,” Chris says. They may even take up residence in your house, so if you hear scratching in the roof, don’t assume it’s a rat. “If you’re living in the country and you’ve got an older sort of house it could very well be a phascogale or antechinus rather than rats,” Dr Van Der Ree says. On top of habitat loss, cats and foxes pose a serious threat to brush-tailed phascogales. As ferocious as the little native carnivore might look to a spider or cricket, it’s no match for these introduced predators. “If you’re out controlling foxes and feral cats, that’s a really good thing, as is keeping your pet cat inside at night,” Dr Van Der Ree says. Human influence on the phascogale’s ecosystem is undoubtedly at the heart of its plight, and unfortunately a risky breeding strategy exacerbates the species’ vulnerability. “In July and August, the males are travelling huge distances to try and access as many females as possible. In so doing, they forget to eat properly, and basically their immune system shuts down and all the males will die in August,” Dr Van Der Ree says. This annual male die-off reduces competition for resources but also means small, isolated populations can easily disappear. The search for mates during the breeding season also increases the brush-tailed phascogale’s likelihood of becoming roadkill, so be extra watchful when you’re driving at night between May and August. The last major hurdle to the brush-tailed phascogale’s survival is a

Brush-tailed phascogale captured for genetic sampling and released. Photo courtesy Jerry Alexander. most in need of assistance. lack of knowledge to guide (TSPI) Community Action Grant. The grant will fund conservation strategies. “The last thing is to work analysis of genetic samples out where any on-ground “It’s a species we still to learn more about action could best be used,” don’t know a lot about,” the health of Victoria’s Jerry says. “Whether that’s says Latrobe University brush-tailed phascogale vegetation in-filling or postdoctoral candidate, Jess population. restoration works, or active Lawton. “There hasn’t been Genetic samples have been translocation can be done in a lot of research on their gathered over the course order to improve the genetic conservation ecology.” of 16 years of monitoring health of that population.” Jess is working to provide brush-tailed phascogales You can also help build the some of that much-needed in Victoria, predominantly knowledge base to assist information on conservation on land managed by Parks phascogale conservation ecology and has collected Victoria. plans by reporting any data throughout central “We’ve collected over 400 sightings to DELWP, Parks Victoria to examine how tissue samples that we’ve Victoria, or call UGLN’s Chris resource availability and Cobern on 0413 855 490 or given to Dr Andrew Weeks at landscape patterns affect 5797 4405. Melbourne University for him brush-tailed phascogale to analyse,” Jerry says. So if you do happen to populations. This analysis will help define glimpse a small, grey, regional populations of pointy-nosed creature with DELWP is also endeavouring brush-tailed phascogales a distinctive bottlebrush tail, to better understand the consider yourself very lucky, and provide insight into any brush-tailed phascogale’s then get on the phone to changes in genetic health conservation needs and report it. And be thankful over time. Importantly, recently received a Victorian you’re not a centipede or it could also pinpoint Government Threatened frog. phascogale populations Species Protection Initiative Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 13


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Our 100% natural soap and beauty products are hand-made on site from extra-virgin olive oil, pure plant essential oils, herbs and spices. Come in and hand test liquid soaps and browse the large range of aroma-therapeutic skin care items, locally made gifts, art, furniture and produce. Open 7 days 9.30am to 4.30pm. Dindi Naturals, 6572 Maroondah Highway, Yarck VIC 3719 | Tel. 03 5773 4349 | www.dindinaturals.com.au 14 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17


By Tammy Lovett DISPOSABLE plastic water bottles could soon be a thing of the past in Marysville, with residents working hard to turn the tide against bottled water. Australians spend more than $600 million on bottled water each year, and more than half of those bottles end up as landfill or litter; but some are hoping to change that, in Marysville at least. Chris Muir is among those involved in the new project. “We would like to see if we can move the town towards removing disposable plastic water bottles,” he says. “That’s the ultimate goal.” While the idea is something new for Marysville, changes are already underway. In October the town celebrated National Water Week and the opening of a new water hydration station. The fountain was installed by Goulburn Valley Water (GVW) to commemorate the town’s second place prize for best tap water in the world won earlier this year at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in USA, and the 2015 Ixom best Australian tap water award. Cafes and restaurants were issued with reusable glass bottles as part of the celebrations, to promote tap water to customers, and it is hoped this is will mark the start of the movement away from disposable water bottles. “We believe we’ve got such good water, we want to be promoting drink your local water rather than buying in from another state if not another country.” “There shouldn’t be a need for that,” Chris says. Inspiration for the change came from Bundanoon, the first town in Australia to ban the bottle and it’s hoped Marysville will follow in their footsteps by removing 600ml and smaller bottles of water from retailers’ shelves, replacing them with reusable bottles that can be filled from the tap and used again.

Chris Muir filling a reusable GVW water bottle at the new water hydration station in Marysville. Photos Tim Skerritt. 16 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Chris says ensuring local businesses aren’t financially impacted by the change is at the fore of considerations. The plan would see retailers swapping


bottled water for reusable drink bottles that customers could purchase and continue to use by utilising tap water and Marysville’s new water hydration station. Currently, the Maryville Visitor Information Centre is stocking reusable bottles supplied by GVW, and it is hoped this is just the beginning. “Right when we were awarded the water fountain I was getting people coming to me and saying if we’ve got the second best water in the world we need to make sure people are drinking that,” Chris says.

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Statistics released by Clean Up Australia show that most bottled water is packaged in materials derived from crude oil, meaning it can take up to three litres of water to

produce just one litre of bottled water, and some bottles can take up to 1000 years to break down. “If we can get the momentum going we can be known as the town that has banned the bottle and that is doing something for the environment,” Chris says. It is also hoped local sporting and community groups, and event organisers will join the initiative to encourage the phasing out of disposable plastic bottles during events. “I think people will get behind it,” Chris says. GVW say that while the initiative is still in its beginning stages, they hope to work with residents to develop the concept to help reduce the number of disposable plastic bottles.

Choose Tap initiative, which aims to promote tap water and decrease bottled water consumption.

In 2013 GVW adopted their

Along with other residents,

Since then GVW has been working with communities, sporting groups and schools to encourage the use of tap water, rather than bottled. Choose Tap has seen permanent and portable refill stations be installed throughout communities, reusable bottles distributed as well as encouraging ‘water only’ schools and workplaces. When Chris contacted GVW after Marysville’s water prizes were awarded, he never thought the journey would lead to this project. “It wasn’t ever my intention,” he says.

Chris wanted to celebrate Marysville’s water, however it is now hoped with the town’s support, a new challenge and change will take hold in Marysville. “It came about when we won those awards and the obvious thought process was, if you’re going to come to Marysville, why would you want to drink anybody else’s water when you can have what has been voted the second best water in the world.” “We believe we’ve got such good water here, it’s the mountain water, we know it’s our water, we know exactly where it comes from, it’s ours and Buxton’s,” he says. To follow Marysville’s move away from disposable plastic bottles search ‘Marysville Chooses Tap’ on Facebook.

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Page 19: Agronomist Adrian Utter with handfuls of black truffles harvested from his orchard in Buxton. Left: Fresh truffles after a scrub under the tap, destined for a restaurant kitchen. These aromatic nuggets are (almost) worth their weight in gold. By Emily Friedel ARMED WITH a dessert spoon and the keen olfactory system of a dog, Adrian Utter hunts for truffles in his orchard, or truffière as the French call it. Getting to these prized, aromatic nuggets requires a lot of searching and a lot of sniffing (by both Adrian and dog). The orchard sits atop a hill, looking out over the Cathedral Ranges, and the black Périgord truffles (Tuber melanosporum) grow at the base of English oaks and holly, which have been inoculated with the fungi. Adrian and his father, Robert, planted their truffle oaks in 2008, and the orchard is just one of several agricultural endeavours carried out on the Buxton property, 20 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

including a vineyard and beef herd. “I’d spent a lot of time looking for a crop to grow that wouldn’t compete with other crops in the Yarra Valley and also wanted something that was a bit of a challenge,” says Adrian, who is an agronomist by trade. “At the time, not as many people were growing truffles in Australia.” Truffle plantations can take anywhere between five and ten years to mature, and after eight years, Adrian’s and Robert’s orchard is coming into its own. They’ve even managed to produce a hefty, softball-sized truffle, weighing around 700g. Wandering through the rows of oak trees on a crisp spring morning, Adrian explains that part of the truffle’s

immense value comes from its short shelf life. The season in Victoria is typically from mid-winter to early spring but varies depending on the weather. “They’re very seasonal, no manner of preserving them actually allows the quality of the fresh product to be achieved – they never retain the unique quality of the fresh truffle,” he says. “They have to be used in season, and they have to be used within a couple of weeks of harvest.” And then there’s the distinctive aroma that so many chefs consider culinary gold. Individual truffles possess their own unique odour, which changes as the fruiting body ripens. “There’s a lot of a variation in aromas from quite leathery,

almost shoe polish-like, right through to the fruity, but there’s always a sweet, earthy, mushroom character to them. Some people think they’ve got a salty, oysterlike smell to them,” Adrian says. “When the dog marks it, if you disturb that truffle, it won’t ripen any more. But if you don’t disturb it, you can observe its aroma change over a week or so before you harvest it.” Truffles are also tricky to grow, which contributes to the exceptionally high price they command. The unpredictable nature of truffle harvests adds to the challenge Adrian sought as a commercial grower. “One of the difficulties of supplying them to restaurants is when they


want to know how much you’re going to have and how much longer the season’s going last for,” he says. “Because the crop is underground, you can’t see it, you can’t estimate how much you’re going to have,

and you can’t estimate when it’s going to be ripe, which makes it a challenge to be consistent with supply.” While the vast majority of his truffles are sold to restaurants in the Yarra Valley and Melbourne, a few make their way to Adrian’s own

kitchen. “They’re a strong but delicate flavour,” he says, and his favourite way to consume them is in uncomplicated meals, such as scrambled eggs or simple pasta dishes. Above: a team of truffle dogs helps with the hunt for the prized fungi. Once the dog has indicated a truffle is hiding underground at a particular spot, Adrian sniffs it out and, if it’s ready for harvest, digs it up with a dessert spoon. Above right: Adrian and his truffle-dog-in-training, Lily.

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After a couple of hours foraging in the orchard, Adrian has a couple of good-sized handfuls of the treasured fungi. A quick

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MURRINDINDI IS blessed with many beautiful places to enjoy nature and to get the benefits that time in nature brings for both physical and mental wellbeing. So, where do the locals go when the weather is warm? Try some of these great spots to take the kids, relax and cool down. Lake Eildon National Park There’s no better place to cool off than Lake Eildon. If it’s water sports you’re into then the lake is your playground this summer. Find a spot to swim where boats and other water vessels are limited to a five knot speed limit, especially if you are with children. Look for the buoys marking the speed limits. There are some great shady walking tracks in the park. The tracks around the edge of the lake are easier in summer than some of the steeper tracks that take you up to the ridges. If you are swimming or boating on the lake this summer beware of submerged logs and objects. Cathedral Range State Park The cool bubbling waters of Little River are a haven in the hot summer months. Draped with a shady canopy, Little River at Neds Gully and Cooks Mill camping areas are perfect places for the kids to paddle and the whole family to sit and cool off. Be sure not to jump or dive into the water as much of the river is very shallow, or may hide submerged logs. Kinglake National Park Escape the summer heat in the cool tall forest canopy around

Kinglake. Paddle at Island Creek, a tributary of the Yea River, or set up your folding chair in the shallow water to cool off. While enjoying Island Creek you can have a picnic at the picnic area. The Gums camping area is currently closed because of storm damage. It is anticipated the area will re-open in early December. As we’ve had a very wet winter, some parks have been closed for safety reasons. Before visiting any park, check that access tracks and visitor areas are open: www.parks.vic.gov.au Other locations Tumbling Waters Reserve Ten minutes south of Thornton on the road towards Taggerty, this spot has been a regular haunt for locals and tourists alike for decades. Deep cool pools and gurgling shallows make it a great spot for both kids and adults. Grab your lilo and take a float downstream. Murrindindi Scenic Reserve Join the locals at one of their favourite spots at the northern end of the Toolangi State Forest. The Murrindindi River runs through the reserve and is a great place to visit over summer. Enjoy Wilhelmina Falls and Murrindindi Cascades, shallow waters ideal for paddling, or one of the several walks through the Reserve. Steavenson River, Marysville A magnet during summer, the river beside the playground in the middle of town is often filled with children paddling while parents watch on from underneath the shade of nearby trees. Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 25


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By Jeni Emmins WHEN Rivers & Ranges Community Leadership Program (RRCLP) Executive Officer Lisa Linton tells her group they’re going places, it’s no idle chatter. Participants in the latest intake of RRCLP program were last month taken on a three-day study tour to Canberra and the itinerary was so jam-packed, some of the travel was done in the wee hours to fit more in! The group of 16, which included residents of Murrindindi Shire, met with a number of MPs during a whirlwind tour of Parliament. This included the Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan (Independent), Second Deputy Speaker and Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell

(Labor), Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools and Member for Scullin, Andrew Giles, Liberal MP Jason Wood and Senator Janet Rice. There was time for discussion and Q & A, and it was a perfect opportunity for the group’s key aim: to better understand politics, its impact on communities and how locals can influence the agenda. Issues on participants’ agendas included social disadvantage, liveable cities, infrastructure and the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The group laid a wreath at the Australian War Memorial. At Old Parliament House, the group met with PhD student, Susan Hunt, who is using the Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 27


RRCLP as a case study for her thesis on national disaster policy implementation. A meeting with executives from Volunteering Australia, a tour of the Australian National Portrait gallery, with a study of leadership, a visit to the National Arboretum and the new Ambulance, Fire & Rescue Station completed the tour. This was the second visit to Parliament House, with last year’s group meeting with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, talking to News

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RRCLP Board Chair, Michelle Dunscombe says the program aims to “develop leaders versed in our common issues”.

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“Over time, this will create a foundation to build thriving and resilient communities. “Local issues, including interface council pressures, population growth, environmental issues and increasing cultural diversity will require innovative leaders to drive change to

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A Queensland fruit fly. Notice the distinctive yellow markings – these are an easy way to distinguish Queensland fruit fly from other garden insects. Photo courtesy James Niland, facebook.com/james.niland

By Emily Friedel HAVE YOU picked a piece of fruit in your backyard and cut into it (or worse, bitten into it) only to find it riddled with maggots? If so, then you’ve met one of Murrindindi Shire’s recently arrived and most unwelcome residents: the Queensland fruit fly. While the region has had outbreaks of Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) every now and again for a number of years, “they’ve only really become established in the last few years,” says Cathy Mansfield, Agriculture Victoria’s Statewide Fruit Fly Coordinator. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there are ways you can manage this destructive little critter in your garden.

to Prof. Tony Clarke, Chair of Fruit Fly Biology and Management at Queensland University of Technology.

And controlling fruit fly in your backyard doesn’t just protect your personal fruit crop; it helps commercial growers in the region.

“We don’t yet know how far flies migrate from towns into surrounding commercial properties, but there is a lot of circumstantial evidence to suggest that rural towns are important for helping maintain local fruit fly populations, especially in the spring and early summer when many commercial crops are not yet fruiting,” Prof. Clarke says.

“It’s extremely important because it can affect the success of our fruit industries,” Cathy says. “They need to be able to show that they’re managing fruit fly – it can affect their ability to export and access different markets.” The impact of backyard fruit fly management on nearby commercial orchards is a ‘hot’ research area, according

Identification and monitoring The first steps to backyard fruit fly management are proper identification of the

culprit and keeping an eye on its activity. Adult Queensland fruit flies are about 7mm long and reddish-brown in colour with yellow markings on the thorax. (Many people confuse Queensland fruit flies with vinegar flies, but the latter are much smaller and lack the distinctive markings.) Look out for tiny puncture marks on the skin of fruit, too, as these may indicate a female fruit fly has laid her eggs inside – if you notice them, best not to chomp in. Another sure sign you’ve got these pesky little buggers in the garden is 5-10mm long, creamy-white maggots Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 31


squirming around inside your backyard produce.

the sun for a few days.

“Fruit fly maggots don’t have an obvious head like a caterpillar … if you move them they kind of flick, and they’ve also got one end that is square-ish,” Cathy says. Garden hygiene Removing unwanted host fruit is crucial to keeping fruit fly numbers down. Established backyard fruit trees that are ignored and drop fruit that’s never eaten are a major problem.

Above: a female Queensland fruit fly ovipositing (laying eggs). Photo courtesy Ms Jaye Newman, Queensland University of Technology.

Below: Queensland fruit flies often rest with their wings outstretched. Photo courtesy James Niland.

Cathy suggests the first step is “deciding whether you need the fruit tree in the first place”. If you want to keep the tree, but not the fruit, Prof. Clarke says “stripping and destroying or binning the fruit from such trees before it begins to ripen will go a long way towards reducing urban fruit fly numbers – even if nothing else is done”. Protect fruit and vegetables you want to keep as much as possible and harvest as soon as they ripen. Collect and dispose of any unwanted host produce, but not in the compost or worm farm – fruit flies can still breed there! To kill any larvae in ripe fruit, you can microwave it or seal it in a plastic bag and let it cook in

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Importantly, good garden hygiene needs to be practised by everyone to be effective. “One backyard grower may do great hygiene, but if on the other side of the fence there is a huge mulberry dropping vast amounts of fruit fly infested fruit, then it won’t make much difference,” Prof. Clarke says. Exclusion A physical barrier between the fruit fly and host fruit or vegetables is another way you can stop the breeding cycle. “By far and away the most effective control for the backyard is netting or fruit bagging . . . If you can physically block access between the fly and fruit you get 100% control,” Prof. Clarke says. There are plenty of commercial fruit fly exclusion products available in gardening stores and online. A cheap and easy exclusion trick is to make a bag out of newspaper, use it to cover the fruit you want to keep and tie it securely to the branch. Trapping and baiting Traps and baits can also be used to tackle the fruit

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Newspaper bags being used to protect backyard fruit. fly problem, but as with hygiene, these methods are only as good as your neighbours’ fruit fly control program. Trapping has the advantage of allowing you to monitor fruit fly numbers: traps lure and kill fruit flies, and the body count inside will give you an idea of how many are hanging around your garden. There are a variety of commercial traps available, including pheromone traps,

which attract male flies from long distances and can last for several months.

exclusive and will pull in a lot of other insects”.

Protein-based baits (in traps or applied directly to the plant), which have a pesticide mixed in, attract and kill both sexes but need replacing regularly.

Unfortunately, Queensland fruit fly is here to stay, and everyone is responsible for dealing with it. Being vigilant and working together we can keep it under control.

A quick online search will reveal hundreds of results for homemade fruit fly traps, which are a cheap alternative to the commercial ones, but Prof. Clarke warns “most such baits are not fruit fly

To learn more about Queensland fruit fly and what you can do in your garden to minimise its impact, visit agriculture.vic. gov.au (search for ‘fruit fly home garden’).

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Above: a male spotted pardalote (he has white spots on his head). Below: a female spotted pardalote (she has yellow spots on her head). Photos courtesy Daniel McKeon ww.danielmckeonphoto.com

Watching birds By Bob Tate THERE ARE two species of bird more often heard than seen in gardens and forests around Alexandra: spotted and striated pardalotes. They are tiny birds, the spotted being 8-10cms long, while the striated is 9-11cms. The combination of their size, their ventriloquial voice, and a large tree can make them very hard to see. However, pardalotes – also known as ‘peepwrens’ – will come down lower when it suits, and both spotted and striated species are gorgeous birds if you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse. Distribution Pardalotes are endemic to Australia, and different species are found across the continent. They are eucalyptus forest specialists and occupy a wide range of eucalyptus habitats, from tall forests to low mallee woodlands. The striated pardalote is the most widespread species and is found all over Australia, except the most arid areas.


The spotted is confined to a wide coastal strip down the east and south coast from the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland to about 200kms north of Perth, as well as Tasmania. Pardalotes are very trusting of humans and do not appear to be harassed by the presence of people. Unfortunately, this leads to misadventure with predators, such as domestic or feral cats, and careless humans. 36 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Description The striated pardalote has a black head with stripes over the top, black on its wings with a small red spot on the edge of the wing, and black on the tip of its tail. Its back is grey, and its underside has a tinge of yellow. The spotted pardalote also has a black head and wings but has white spots all over its wings, back and head, along with a red rump. It’s a most attractive little bird.

Above: a striated pardalote. Photo Bob Tate. Left: male spotted pardalote. Photos courtesy ww.danielmckeonphoto.com In both species, there are honeydew produced by the larvae of psyllid bugs. many minor variations depending on their location. Lerp is found on redgum leaves and is best seen with In the north of Australia, a magnifying glass – it looks there is another species – like a tiny seashell, and when the red-browed pardalote it’s picked off the leaf there’s – and this one occurs a tiny grub underneath. in Western Australia, Lerp is a pest, so pardalotes Queensland, and South are beneficial for keeping it Australia above the latitude under control. of the QLD-NSW border. Breeding Tasmania also has a species Both striated and spotted of pardalote with spots, pardalotes nest in hollows called the forty-spotted in sandy or gravel banks. pardalote because it has They also like to nest in the 20 spots on each wing. The eaves of our houses, or in forty-spotted is slightly holes in the tops of power smaller and plainer than the poles. In fact, any opening spotted pardalote. that provides a tunnel, shelter, and protection from Call predators is a potential nest Pardalotes can also be site. In this way, they have identified by their calls. adapted very well to our The striated’s call sounds civilisation. like “witty chouk”, repeated For both species, incubation often, whereas the spotted and caring for the chicks is says, “I’m spotted” in two shared by male and female high staccato notes. parents. Diet More Information Both striated and spotted For more information on pardalotes feed on a variety local birds, you can find my of insects, but one of their flyer Where to Find Birds in favourite foods is the local visitor information lerp, which is crystallised centres.


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AFTER A WET winter and spring it’s a great time to get out and visit the many waterfalls dotted around Murrindindi Shire. As the weather warms up, waterfalls and walking tracks through nearby lush ferny gullies are great places to escape the heat. There are many waterfalls to see and walking tracks of varying lengths to enjoy on the way to each waterfall. 1. Phantom Falls A steep but rewarding 1.6km return walk takes you up from the Taggerty River Valley to the falls above. A stunning clear view down to the river below the lookout allows you to see the path of the river from the falls. Melting snow and heavy rain tumbling over the falls in spring bring the valley to life. 2. Keppel Falls Keppel Falls and spectacular views of the Taggerty River

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Valley can be enjoyed from a roadside lookout. If you feel like a walk, the 2km return walking track leads to a spectacular viewing platform jutting out over the river. 3. Cora Lyn Falls With two creeks joining at the top of the falls, Cora Lyn is a wonderful place to visit after heavy rain. While you’re visiting these falls you can walk the full 4km loop track and enjoy the many other sights along the way, including one of Australia’s tallest trees and the remains of the historic Cambarville township. 4. Cumberland Falls Hidden in a damp rainforest gully near Cora Lynn Falls are the Cumberland Falls. There are sweeping views of the Cumberland Valley from Sovereign View. There is a 4km loop, 2 hours walk from Cambarville picnic area carpark with short

steep hills, formed track and some obstacles. This breathtaking walk passes rare, mature-aged mountain ash to beneath the Big Tree, a 400-year-old giant standing 85m above the forest floor. 5. Steavenson Falls Located just out of Marysville on Falls Road, Steavenson Falls drops some 84m into the Steavenson River Valley making it one of Victoria’s tallest waterfalls. The falls are floodlit from dusk until 11pm. Walk 300m to the base of the falls along a walkway. Toilets and an observation deck are provided. Another viewing platform is a 20 minute walk up to the top. For more information about waterfalls in the Murrindindi Shire visit these websites:

Rubicon State Forest 6. Snobs Creek Falls Snobs Creek Falls offer spectacular views as they drop more than 100 metres over a series of rocky outcrops. It is a short walk down steep steps from the carpark to an observation platform right next to the falls. 7. Rubicon Falls Rubicon Falls is accessed by 4WD but the tracks are closed to vehicles during winter. It is, however, worth the 45 minute walk up hill to visit the falls in winter especially after decent rainfall. Follow the Rubicon River and walk up Rubicon River Road from the power

Waterfalls ~ Department of Environment and Primary Industries phone 136 186 www.dpi.vic.gov.au Waterfalls ~ Parks Victoria phone 131 963 www.parks.vic.gov.au


station. The falls are only visible from the road. Keep a keen eye out for the bird life especially lyrebirds. Murrindindi Scenic Reserve Situated at the northern end of the Toolangi State Forest the reserve provides excellent opportunities for camping, bushwalking, picnicking and fishing. Visit the Cascades and Wilhelmina Falls. 8. Wilhelmina Falls These spectacular falls drop 75 metres down a steep granite rock face and flow all year round. The handrailed viewing point at the base of the falls is a great place to take a photo or two. Continue up the stairs to the top of the falls, here a new viewing platform is located providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountain range. The track is fairly uneven and steep in places. This is a 6km return walk from Water Gauge camping site, and suitable for experienced bushwalkers. 9. Murrindindi Cascades At the Cascades, the Murrindindi River drops steeply over granite boulders. From the carpark, cross the road and follow the moderately steep, stepped track, approximately 0.3km, down to where two foot bridges cross the river at the base of the Cascades. Mt Disappointment State Forest 10. Strath Creek Falls Strath Creek Falls is an impressive 50 metre waterfall situated in the Mt Disappointment State Forest. It is accessed from Murchison Road (at the top of Murchison Gap). The last 1 kilometre drive

A recent photo of Masons Falls in full flow. Photo courtesy Parks Victoria. to the carpark is steep and not suitable for caravans, buses or campervans. The walkway from the carpark to the viewing platform is a moderate incline.

in the years following Black Saturday. The picturesque cascading falls and picnic area are now back on the map, and people are flocking to enjoy them once again.

Kinglake National Park Kinglake National Park is a great place to visit if it’s waterfalls you love.

The 45 metre falls are close to the top of the Great Dividing Range and are particularly spectacular after heavy rain. The large shady picnic area has barbecue facilities, shelters and toilets and the falls are only a short gentle walk away.

11. Masons Falls Masons Falls, the mostvisited place in the park, has been re-opened after a huge amount of work completed

12. Wombelano Falls There is a remote feel to the 15 minute walk in to Wombelano Falls along the narrow, winding bush track. Lyrebirds abound deep in the gully, while the greater gliders wait for dusk before they emerge from their homes in oldgrowth eucalypts. This is a particularly lovely place to visit in late winter when water flows are strong and the blackwoods are flowering. Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 39


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By Emily Friedel

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THE SIGHT of early summer seedlings popping up warms my gardener’s heart, especially when they emerge from a container that would ordinarily be rubbish. With a bit of imagination, household junk easily becomes planting potential – if it’ll hold soil, it’ll do.

Newspaper is great for making customised seedling pots. For example, you can make larger pots for plants with big seedlings (like peas) and add extra layers of paper to support the added volume of seed raising mix, or for plants that put out a long tap root you can make a taller pot.

I’m especially fond of making biodegradable seedling pots from recycled material. Pots that readily break down in the soil can be planted with the seedling, which minimises root disturbance and makes planting out a pleasure – perfect for when you’re planting en masse in the veggie garden. Creating recycled seedling containers is also a fun activity for the kids and a great way to get them involved in gardening (certainly easier than trying to convince them to get stuck into the weeding!). Here are some ideas for how to turn common household garbage into seed-starting gold: 46 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Some people have concerns about newspaper ink being toxic and therefore unsuitable for use in the garden, however these days newspaper inks are water or soy-based. According to Cornell University’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, newspaper is safe to compost, and although the inks “may contain small amounts of toxic compounds, the trace levels are not of significant toxicological concern”. There are several different ways you can make newspaper seedling pots, including origami (a quick online search will provide you with plenty of instructional articles and

videos). This is my preferred method: • Find a cylindrical item that has the dimensions of the pot you want to make – a jar of the appropriate size works well. • Take a piece of newspaper of the desired thickness (usually at least two sheets thick to be sturdy enough), and cut it a bit longer than the height of the pot so there’s enough extra to make the base. • Wrap the newspaper around the jar, leaving some overhang at the bottom. • Use string or a small piece of tape to secure the cylinder of newspaper. • Fold the paper at the bottom in to create the base, secure with a small piece of tape, and remove the pot. • Carefully take off string/ pieces of tape before planting. • You can also tear off the base of the pot (easier if it’s wet) to let the roots get established faster.

Toilet roll seedling pots You can turn toilet rolls into seedling pots in a flash – nothing more than a pair of scissors required. Here’s how: • Make the toilet roll into a square by squashing it flat one way, opening it up and then squashing it flat the other way. • Cut the toilet roll in half to make two smaller pots or keep as is for one long pot. • Cut about 1.5cm along the folds at one end to make four flaps. • Fold the flaps in a spiral to create the bottom of the pot (just as you’d fold the flaps of a cardboard box to close it without using tape). • These pots can be planted as they are, but I like to open up or tear off the base to give roots an easy exit. • Toilet roll seedling pots are quite small so better suited to plants with small root systems, such as lettuce.


Egg carton and eggshell seedling pots

eggshells as pots and sit them in the carton:

Egg cartons are pretty much ready made punnets, all you have to do is fill them with seed raising mix, and you’re ready to go.

• When you break eggs for cooking, try to crack them around the top so you have a taller pot – a butter knife can be used for accurate cracking.

You can also cut the lid off the carton and use it as a tray to sit the egg cups in for a bit of added stability. When it’s time to plant the seedlings out, you can cut out the individual egg cups with their respective seedlings and plant each unit. One disadvantage of egg cartons is they are very shallow, so I prefer to use

• Make a drainage hole in the bottom of the shell with a skewer or pin (it’s easiest to do this when the eggshell is fresh). • When you have enough eggshells saved up boil them for a few minutes to kill any salmonella present. • Fill the eggshells with seed raising mix and sit them in

the egg carton. • Before planting the eggshells in the garden, gently crack them all over to allow the roots to grow through. Tips for getting the most out of your recycled seedling starters • Sit newspaper and toilet roll pots in a tray, pressed up against one another for extra support (this also makes it easier to move them). • Use a spray bottle to water your seedlings to avoid the paper or cardboard getting too soggy and

falling apart prematurely. • If the newspaper or cardboard dries out, your seeds are probably getting too dry too. • Handle with care when planting, make sure you support the sides and base to avoid them falling apart. A gentle water before planting helps. • Once the pots are in the ground, keep them moist to make sure they break down quickly. • Experiment! You may find ways of making recycled seedling starters that work better for you.


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By Angus Stewart MANY GARDENERS will be surprised to learn that Australia is home to several species of mint that are closely related to the exotic herbs, which is one of the world’s most common and useful groups of culinary herbs. We are talking about the genus Mentha, and Australia has six of the world’s 25 or so species. Each Mentha species has its own distinctive mixture of essential oils that give them such a familiarity to us because of their widespread use as a flavour.

Like their exotic cousins, the native Above: native mint. Below: pennyroyal. Menthas spread from underground runners and can rapidly spread through a garden bed if allowed free rein. I like to grow them in pots, but even then the runners can escape from the drainage holes so it is best to keep the pots in a saucer so you can keep an eye on them. This strategy also allows you to fill the saucer with water to keep them hydrated on hot summer days.

There are two Australian native species that are readily available through specialist native plant nurseries.

Both species are easily propagated by tip cuttings or division of the underground runners and are both well worthy of a place in your garden for their culinary value as they are rich in essential oils that are highly aromatic.

The river mint (Mentha australis) is found in every state of Australia bar Western Australia and is mostly found as an understorey plant along rivers and creeks, as is the smallerleafed native pennyroyal (Mentha satureioides).

The oils in them are as strong as any of the other mints so they can be overpowering if used too freely, however, both species can be used for the same culinary purposes as their exotic cousins, namely as flavouring for drinks, salads and dessert dishes.

Their natural habitat is a clue as to how to grow them in cultivation, namely in a sheltered position with filtered sunlight. This makes them ideal for growing in kitchen gardens and on balconies and courtyards close to the house.

The best way to harvest the plants is to cut off the growing tips with a pair of scissors as the growth is very soft and this strategy helps to keep the plants nice and bushy and ready for the next harvest. GardeningWithAngus.com.au Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 49


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Above: Byron Singleton with a nice rainbow caught in the Eildon Pondage. Below: Heath Lewindon with a 90cm Murray cod he caught in Lake Eildon.

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By Gazza from Eildon Bait and Tackle WITH LAKE Eildon heading over the 80 per cent mark, this summer should be an absolute cracker for the natives. The grassy flats around Jerusalem Creek, Fraser camping ground, Bonnie Doon, the Delatite arm and Goulburn arm have already been producing some exceptional yellow belly and Murray cod. If you plan on targeting these guys spinner baits, crank baits and large bibbed deep diving lures are what you need – on clear days bright and light colours, and on overcast or dull days use deeper and darker colors. Tassie Devils and Stump Jumpers are still the prime lures to use if you’re targeting rainbow or brown trout. Pinks, yellows, and fluoro colours flat line trolled or with Paravanes should prove successful during the warmer months. The Eildon Pondage has been well stocked recently and anglers are doing well with a wide variety of lures and baits –

The Alexandra Lawn Tennis Club has two synthetic and four grass courts and clubrooms that can be hired by the community. We currently offer Friday afternoon social tennis and a Thursday night competition. This term we have a coach offering junior coaching and a junior tennis team that play Saturday mornings. Memberships are currently $25 for a family, $15 for an adult (individual) and $10 for a junior. If you are interested in either becoming a member, coming along and playing on Thursday nights or Fridays or would like to know more about coaching feel free to speak with Rebecca Lyttle on 0405 055 993 or Rebecca Clark on 0407 381 951. 52 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17


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FOR AS long as they can remember, twin brothers Chris and Richard Fox have had a love of early model Holdens. They bought their first FJ ute when they were aged 20 and have had a dozen or so ‘earlies’ between them since then. This December, former Murrundindi Shire resident, Richard, together with Chris, will be two of the hundreds of early model Holden enthusiasts to visit Mansfield for the 23rd Rare Spares and Shannons Australian Early Holden Federation Nationals, held from 28 to 31 December 2016.

Above left: 1954 FJ panelvan. Above: 1949 sedan Below: Chris (left) and Richard Fox.

The highlight of the event will be the Show ‘n’ Shine in Highett Street, Mansfield from 10am until 4pm on Thursday 29 December. Entry is by gold coin donation and all proceeds will go to the Mansfield CFA and the Mansfield Hospital. The Fox boys, together with Chris’ wife, Jane, have been on the organising committee for the event and can’t speak highly enough of the Mansfield community and the people they have been dealing with in preparing the event, which is expected to attract around 300 people to the area. For Jane, becoming part of the Fox family eight years ago meant having to develop an instant love of cars, including shivering in winter when Chris, whose car is ‘stock’ and hasn’t changed since the factory in 1949, doesn’t have indicators or air conditioning, and he needs to put the windows down in order to use his ‘indicator hand’ to show he wants to turn left or right. It amuses them both that people sometimes think Chris is doing a ‘high five’ and reach out to slap his hand! In contrast, Richard’s car is a highly modified windowless 1954 FJ panelvan powered by 350 Chev motor with gleaming, brand new paint. The 150 or so ‘earlies’ will be out and about in the local area for the whole period of the event. The drivers are a friendly bunch, always happy to chat to people about their cars and to hear inevitable tales from members of the public who may have had an ‘early’ in their life at some stage. For enquiries about the Show ‘n’ Shine, or if you have an ‘early’ and would like to participate in the entire event, please contact info@fxfjnats.com.au. FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF FOR OLD AGE PENSIONERS

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Above: one of the leadlight windows Bob made for his home in Yarck. Below: Bob polishing a mirror he made with a leadlight border and a brush box frame. By Emily Friedel TUCKED AWAY in a shed beside the Maroondah Highway, retired policeman Bob Ashe makes elegant leadlight panels. Bob’s little workshop is packed full, but tidy, and his own paintings – including a portrait of Bob Marley – sit above his bench. It was around 30 years ago, at an adult education course in Healesville, that Bob first tried his hand at the craft of came glasswork. He attended the class to learn how to make leadlight windows for his home at the time. “And it just evolved from that,” he says. “People wanted some for their places, and I made them as presents for a while.” While he was still on active duty, Bob used leadlight and other creative hobbies to provide balance in his life. “In the police force, you’ve got a lot of paperwork and bits and pieces but nothing tangible at the end of the day. At the end of the day in the workshop you get to see something physical you have manufactured,” he says. Now, in his retirement, the leadlight is a selfsupporting hobby. Bob keeps himself occupied crafting everything from feature windows to leadlight-bordered mirrors, with design inspiration ranging from art nouveau to the Australian bush. His gum leaf and kookaburra motifs are among his most popular, he says. Timberwork is another artisan activity Bob carries out in his little workshop. He sometimes combines the woodwork and leadlight, producing wooden furniture with decorative 58 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17


Above: a work in progress: Bob crafting a leadlight window destined for Murrindindi Guide HQ. Below: the beautiful leadlight panel that sits in Bob’s front door. glass panels – such as a food safe style cabinet with glass instead of mesh. “I enjoy combining Australian hardwoods with Australian patterns,” he says. Bob’s artistic tendencies extend beyond his shed, too, and he’s an enthusiastic member of the local art community. Most Mondays he attends the Eildon Art Club gatherings, and his work has been on display in various galleries around Murrindindi Shire. He also exhibits at the annual Alexandra Rotary Art Show. Bob was also the mastermind behind Yarck’s first ever art show which ran over the Queen’s Birthday weekend earlier this year. Bob organised the show to raise funds for the ongoing costs of running Yarck Hall. Artists from all over the Murrindindi Shire exhibited their works – everything from sculpture to jewellery. Almost 200 pieces were on display, and 34 of those sold, raising close to $3000 for the hall. Yarck became home for Bob and his wife, Kaye, a few years ago after moving from Eildon, and the desire to decorate is still alive and well. At their new house, a window produced in Bob’s modest workshop – a simple but striking rose design – greets visitors at the front door. Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 59


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Above: artist Sheila Brennan in her backyard studio in Alexandra. Left: one of Sheila’s clay sculptures.

By Emily Friedel SHEILA BRENNAN’S artistic finesse weaves its way through her impressively diverse body of work. Her creations fill a backyard studio in Alexandra and line the walls of her home: classical oil portraits of people and pets; vibrant abstract watercolours; ink drawings; clay sculpture; pencil sketches; and a collection of miniature paintings on rocks. Not only does Sheila’s art span a wide variety of media, but it also spans continents. Snippets

of her life in different corners of the globe are embedded in many of her pieces. Born in Wales, Sheila lived in Zimbabwe from about the age of three months and grew up on tobacco farms. Her face lights up when she speaks of her homeland. “There’s a certain type of buzz in Africa; it’s like an electrical vibration and if you focus you can pick up on it, especially around midday, ” she says. “It’s got an atmosphere. It’s a very different place.” Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 61


Sunday Magazine. But to me, where I saw it from a distance, it looked like a constellation,” she says. Above: a painting inspired by a photograph in Sunday Magazine, which Sheila saw while recovering from eye surgery. Above right: A drawing of Sheila’s son, Rupert, done in hospital when he was two days old. Below: One of Sheila’s many wildlife paintings.

abstract. Sometimes, the two ends of the continuum are combined in a single artwork, while others start life as complete abstracts and evolve towards realism as she “pulls the picture out”. The natural world provides an endless source of inspiration for Sheila. She has painted some of Africa’s fiercest and friendliest wildlife – from a beautifully detailed lion’s head to a little painting on a rock of approaching dolphins.

Sheila attended art college in England, where she studied fashion and design. It wasn’t until later that she chose to develop her talent for fine art and only began painting around the age of 28. “I was nurtured after my art college years and after working for a little while by an American who’d been in the film industry and he just was one of those people 62 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

who liked to support artists,” she says. “He rented me a little room at the back of his home and that was my spot. I sat out there and painted to my heart’s content.” Since she first picked up a paintbrush all those years ago, Sheila has experimented with a range of styles, and her pieces cover the spectrum from realism to

Sheila came to Australia in 1983, and the unique flora and fauna here have also served as artistic fodder. She has painted scenes from all around the Murrindindi region: the Cathedral Ranges, Marysville Golf Course, and the Yea Wetlands to name but a few. The koala that visits across the road and the wrens that frequent her garden are captured in paintings big and small. Inspiration also comes from unexpected places. Hanging in Sheila’s studio is a large painting of a patient’s eye view of surgery, which is based on a photograph she saw while recovering from a glaucoma operation. “I had a big patch on one eye, and I saw this in the

The surgeons in Sheila’s ‘constellation’ are but a few of the people appearing in her collection. Portraits abound, and she has a gift for capturing the soul of her subjects. Among those who have had their faces immortalised by Sheila is her son, Rupert – a sketch of him at two days old hangs on the kitchen wall a few feet away from a large oil painting of him at around six years of age. While the scope of Sheila’s painting and sculpture is vast, even the borders of visual arts can’t contain her, and recently another form of artistic expression has been consuming her time: singing. Sheila plays Dame Nellie Melba in a tribute act as one half of the SJ Duo and, with accompanist Josie Parsons, has been busy performing up a storm in shows throughout the Goulburn Valley region. It seems the creative journey that has crossed time and continents is far from over, and Sheila will continue to explore the extent of her imagination and talent. If you would like to commission an artwork by Sheila or book the SJ Duo for a show, call Sheila on 0402 428 086.


The Flowerdale Men’s Shed choir: (front row) from left, David Thompson, Jack Carroll, John Brown; (middle row) Mick White, Derek Hall, Mick Sier; (back row) Steve Joblin, Gary Leather.

By Jeni Emmins FROM A tin shed on a back road in Flowerdale to the international stage – that’s the unlikely story of the Flowerdale Men’s Shed Choir. Eight members of the choir and four partners travelled to Ireland last month at the invitation of the Irish Men’s Shed Association and sang to an audience of about 300 people in the majestic and

historic surroundings of the Belfast City Hall. The occasion was the Irish Men’s Shed Association’s Celebration 2016, aptly titled “Sheds Without Borders” and included Irish MPs, writers, health practitioners and, of course, the Irish Men’s Shedders. The Flowerdale performance began with a pre-recorded video of the

“We knitted in all sorts of interesting things about Flowerdale and our members,” Flowerdale Men’s Shed spokesman David Thompson says. Dave constructed a cardboard drum

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It took a brainstorming session for Flowerdale to find its identity. A professional musician for most of his life, David said “just jokingly, why don’t we have a choir?” The idea took on and soon the choir had a target performance – Flowerdale’s Christmas in July celebrations in 2014, where carols were of course on set list. Flowerdalians loved it and soon the choir was asked to sing at many community events.

Top: Flowerdale Men’s Shed choir after performing at Belfast City Hall (pictured above). with cut-outs, with LEDs and a fan gently blowing silk threads to give the look and feel of a fire in a 44-gallon drum that was part of the video presentation.

“All of the guys really shone and they did everything that was asked of them. The whole ambience of the evening added to the quality of their performance.”

The backing music for the video was, of course, Give me a home among the gum trees. Following the video, the group sang iconic Australian tunes: Waltzing Matilda, I Still Call Australia Home, The Voice (featuring Mick Sier’s stunning tenor voice) and the finale We’ll Meet Again.

The Flowerdale Men’s Shed started around 2011 and like most men’s sheds, aimed to give blokes a place to take on activities and connect socially with other blokes. Activities are as varied as the men themselves. As well as handson activities, the group tackles isolation and mental health issues, healthy living tips, as well as simply enjoying themselves.

Their performance earned them but two standing ovations. One member, Mick White, was invited to join an Irish Men’s Shed choir, so impressed were they with the timbre of his voice. “It was an amazing experience,” David says. 64 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Many men’s sheds have an identity, formed through the activity that the shed members like to do, Dave says. In the case of the Kinglake Men’s Shed, it’s metalwork and constructions; for Whittlesea it’s kids’ toys and gifts which they sell at the local market; and for Alexandra, it’s woodturning.

Then, as attendees at the Australian Men’s Shed Association annual conference in Newcastle, it was suggested they sing to close the event. It happened. Flowerdale Men’s Shed Choir – Australia’s only men’s shed choir – sang before 500 delegates, which included international visitors. Hence the invitation to sing for the Irish conference. The cost of international travel could have put paid to the idea, however the Flowerdale community came to the fore, supporting many fundraising events to ensure the choir could go. “Fundraising was paramount if we were to go,” David says. “But the community was fantastic and our success was only due to their efforts.” “We are so grateful to have that support, so thank you. Thank you to our wonderful community.” Anyone interested in joining the Flowerdale Men’s Shed should phone David Thompson on 0418 550 826 or email: flowerdaledavid@bigpond.com


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TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL is being held in Thornton from 30 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. It’s a new age music and arts festival that creates a platform for original Australian musicians and artists, showcasing a diverse range of talents and wide variety of musical genres. Providing the opportunity to catch local and interstate musical, artistic acts and markets it is a space which has no creative boundaries with opportunities to connect with like minded people. The idea is to create an affordable, safe party on New Years Eve, surrounded by beautiful scenery, good company, good vibes and

amazing local talent and to give artists much needed exposure. To highlight what talent can be found in our own backyards. The lineup ranges from acoustic, folk, blues, funk, reggae, rock n roll, metal, hip hop, dub, electronic, drum n bass, trance and dance. With bands like Stonefield, Dallas Frasca, Ganga Giri, Staunch and many more you are sure to find something you’ll enjoy at this event. It is a BYO over 18s event, children under 12 are welcome accompanied by their parents. Local musicians, markets and businesses are encouraged to become involved. Please go to www. tanglewoodfestival.com.au for more details.

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RUSTIC SIMPLICITY, ALEXANDRA Touch a HeART of GOLD A group exhibition promoting art and artisan wares as viable gift options during the festive season, by providing quality hand crafted items available at affordable prices. Loosely themed around the discovery of gold in the Alexandra District, this show runs throughout December until 15 January. Join us for opening on Friday 25 November from 6pm. Roads a little less travelled ‘Roads a little less travelled’ follows on from last year’s ‘Repeating Patterns’ exhibition, where through a selection of her photographs, Rustic Simplicity’s Cindy Ferguson explored the narrative we all have running through our lives, whereby we repeat patterns of behaviour. By

breaking these old patterns, we can virtually or actually change the way we each experience the past, present and potential events in our own lives. This next solo exhibition of photography (again printed on stone, amongst other media), is a collection of images from her travels: of ‘roads’ a little less travelled (physically and metaphorically speaking), and demonstrates the beauty to be found in such journeys, despite the challenges they present. The exhibition runs from 20 January to 19 March 2017. OLD POST OFFICE GALLERY, SEYMOUR Summer Art with Hans Van Vlodrop Hans grew up in Shepparton and over the years has travelled extensively, he is now back residing in

the Goulburn Valley and preparing for his second solo exhibition at the Old Post Office Seymour Fine Art Gallery. The exhibition runs from mid-November to the new year. All his paintings are in oil and the subject matter is diverse as he loves and lives to paint. “Painting is like an addiction, I paint because of its internal drive, and without it I am unbalanced”, he says. Hans started painting at sixteen and has had nearly twenty solo shows, some of which were total sellouts at the opening. Hans is Dutch, although he was born in Germany in 1946. The family immigrated to Australia in the early 1950’s and he was educated in Shepparton. He excelled at school receiving scholarships to study art in Melbourne. He went to art school with local painter Ross

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What’s on . . .

IN AND AROUND THE MURRINDINDI SHIRE

DECEMBER 2016

Saturday 3 ~ Celebrations Dinner Holmesglen at Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon Come together with friends, work colleagues or family for a gathering to celebrate the end of year and upcoming holiday season with an amazing three course Christmas inspired feast. Get a table together and book via telephone. Drinks available at bar prices. From 6.30pm P: 03 5774 2631 E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au W: www.holmesglen.edu.au/eildon

Saturday 3 ~ Alexandra Speedway Gordon Street, Alexandra SSA Juniors, Standard Saloons, Street Stocks, VSC Juniors, VSC Ladies, Vic Sports Sedans. Start 4pm. P: 0412 333 830 W: www.alexandraspeedway.org.au

SUNDAY 4 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale P: 5780 1230 W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel

Monday 5 & Monday 12 ~ Wildflower Walks Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Celebrate the wildflower season at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort with a guided walk with an environmental officer, highlighting the natural beauty and history of the mountain. Bookings essential. $15 includes a coffee and cake at the Lake Mountain Café. 10am-1pm. P: 03 5957 7201 E: sue@lakemountainresort.com.au W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au

Sunday 11 ~ Kinglake Community Christmas Carols Bollygum Community Market, Main Street, Kinglake Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with community singing traditional and modern carols at the Bollygum Community Market. Santa will be visiting on the fire truck with lollies for all the children. BYO blankets and seating. This is an alcohol/drug free event. 2pm-3.30pm. P: 03 5786 1301 E: admin@kinglakeranges.com.au W: www.kinglakeranges.com.au

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 ~ GREAT TARMAC RALLY

Marysville and Surrounds and Eildon to Big River Highlights of the Great Tarmac Rally include the monster 37km stages incorporating the Reefton Spur run on the Saturday, as well as the 29km Eildon and reverse 29km Big River stages run as the finale to the weekend’s competition. 8am-4pm. P: 0418 337 955 E: peter@mountainmotorsports.com.au W: www.australiantarmacrally.com

Saturday 17 ~ Yea Racing Club Reddrops Foodworks Sister Olive Handicap Yea Racing Club, 121 Racecourse Road, Yea Come to the Yea Racing Club Christmas meeting for a relaxed day of racing and entertainment and experience the most picturesque setting on Victoria’s picnic circuit. There is plenty of lawn and shade with space to throw out a picnic rug under an old gum tree! A Christmas party at the races with work colleagues and friends is a great way to kick off the festive season. P: 03 5797 2955 E: mhcars@hotmail.com W: country.racing.com/yea

Friday 23 ~ Carols in the Park

Rotary Park, Alexandra Fun for the whole family, children’s entertainment including jumping castle, free BBQ and maybe even a visit from Santa. Carols starting at 7.30pm. From 5pm

Sunday 25 ~ Christmas Day Lunch Holmesglen at Eildon, Moore Road, Eildon Join friends and family for Christmas lunch at Holmesglen at Eildon. A magical day that includes a three course meal with all the trimmings and a visit from Santa. Accommodation options are available. From 12 noon. P: 03 5774 2631 E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au W: www.holmesglen.edu.au/eildon 70 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17

Wednesday 28 – Sunday 15 January School Holiday Adventure Activities Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Experience the exhilaration of a 240 metre Dual Flying Fox, slide down the Tube Run or join in a game of Laser Skirmish. Explore the resort’s track and trail network on foot or hire a mountain bike from the Lake Mountain Café. Open for refreshments and home to an indoor Jumping Castle! Tickets available on the mountain. 9am to 4pm daily. P: 03 5957 7201 E: admin@lakemountainresort.com W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au

THURSDAY 29 ~ Early Model Holden Show ‘n’ Shine Highett Street Mansfield A display of over 150 FX and FJ Holdens will be held from 10am-4pm. Entry is by gold coin donation with proceeds to Mansfield Hospital and the CFA. E: info@fxfjnats.com.au

friday 30 December 2016 to sunday 1 January 2017 TANGLEWOOD FESTIVAL Thornton New age music and arts festival that creates a platform for original Australian musicians and artists, showcasing a diverse range of talents and wide variety of musical genres. W: www.tanglewoodfestival.com.au

Saturday 31 ~ Kevington Hotel New Year’s Eve 4695 Mansfield-Woods Point Road, Kevington New Year’s Eve celebrations with live music from ‘Black Tie Band’. P: 5777 0543 W: www.kevingtonhotel.com.au

saturday 31 ~ Rubicon Hotel Motel new year’s eve 1362 Taggerty-Thornton Road Thornton Live music in our family friendly bistro. P: 03 5773 2251E: admin@rubiconhotel.com.au W: www.rubiconhotel.com.au

JANUARY 2017 Sunday 1 – Sunday 15 ~ Touch a HeART of GOLD 2 Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ sheds, 74 Grant Street, Alexandra ‘Touch a HeART of GOLD 2’ is a group exhibition featuring many ARTists offering affordable ART, ARTifacts & ARTisan wares. Your unique holiday shopping experience – quirky, quality, creativity. Exhibition is open 10am4pm daily. Free entry. W: www.rusticsimplicityblog.wordpress.com

SUNDAY 1 ~ flowerdale hotel live music 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale P: 5780 1230 W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel

Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 Meg Heres Exhibition – Art to Please Marmalades of Yea Cafe and Courtyard Gallery, 20 High Street, Yea An exhibition of original works of art by talented Yea artist Meg Heres. The exhibition consists of a variety of subjects and mediums that include oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic both traditional and modern paintings. P: 03 5797 2999

Wednesday 11 & Wednesday 18 School Holiday Fun at the Yea Wetlands Y Water Discovery Centre - Yea Wetlands, 2 Hood Street, Yea Are your children feeling bored? Do you have grandchildren visiting for the holidays? Just passing through and want something to do? Come along to Yea and the Y Water Discovery Centre’s environmental and fun water activities - and have a splashing good time. Activities are suitable for primary school age children. Numbers are limited with prior bookings by telephone essential. Entry is by gold coin donation. P: 03 5797 2663 E: info@ywatercentre.com.au W: www.ywatercentre.com.au


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Friday 20 – Sunday 19 March Roads a little less travelled Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ sheds, 74 Grant Street Alexandra This solo exhibition of photography by Cindy Ferguson is a collection of images from her travels, of ‘roads’ a little less travelled. The show demonstrates the beauty to be found in such journeys, despite the challenges they present. Exhibition is open 10am-4pm daily. Free entry. W: www.rusticsimplicityblog.wordpress.com

Saturday 21 ~ Wakeboard Victoria State Titles Eildon Pondage Wakeboard Victoria are holding their state titles on the Eildon Pondage. Don’t miss it. 8.30am-5pm. P: 0419 511 928 E: admin@wakeboardvictoria.com.au W: www.wakeboardvictoria.com.au

Thursday 26 ~ Australia Day Celebrations Australia Day Celebrations will be happening throughout the Murrindindi Shire. Gather your family and friends and head on down to your local event. Details for the individual events will be advertised on Council’s website and in the local papers in the weeks prior to Australia Day. P: 03 5772 0333 E: msc@murrindindi.vic.gov.au W: www.murrindindi.vic.gov.au

Thursday 26 ~ Australia Day at rubicon hotel motel 1362 Taggerty-Thornton Road Thornton Third annual ‘Arvo under the elms’. P: 03 5773 2251E: admin@rubiconhotel.com.au W: www.rubiconhotel.com.au

Thursday 26 – Monday 30 ~ 32nd Yea Rotary Art Show Yea Shire Hall, High Street, Yea The Yea Rotary Art Show will feature varied displays by many talented artists from Yea, Murrindindi Shire, Victoria and interstate. Generous prizes encourage outstanding entries and the exhibits are available for purchase during the course of the Show. The Art and Craft Show is held in the beautifully restored Yea Shire Hall in the centre of the lovely township of Yea. P: 03 5797 2967 E: carol@lanocorp.com.au W: www.yearotary.org.au/index.htm

Saturday 28 ~ Yea Racing Club Rodwells Yea Cup Yea Racing Club, 121 Racecourse Road, Yea Come to the Yea Racing Club Christmas meeting for a relaxed day of racing and entertainment and experience the most picturesque setting on Victoria’s picnic circuit. There is plenty of lawn and shade with space to throw out a picnic rug under an old gum tree! On-site TAB, bookies and amazing food available - you can also enter the Fashions on the Field competition. The day will also offer pony rides, a free jumping castle and face painting. P: 03 5797 2955 E: mhcars@hotmail.com W: country.racing.com/yea

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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 with a coffee cart, BBQ and cold drinks. Free entry and parking and, for a small donation, enjoy a train ride around the historic Alexandra Tramway grounds. 0427 509 988 - Jane market@alexandratramway.org.au | www.alexandratramway.org.au

Alexandra on Perkins Market

4th Saturday of month 8am-2pm Perkins Street, Alexandra Just a short leisurely stroll from the local shops and cafes, visitors and locals can now enjoy a spot of market shopping for that little something special. Brimming with quality local produce, collectables, bric-a-brac, plants, beautiful handmade jewellery, clothing and much more right in town on Perkins Street. 03 5772 1100 info@alexandratourism.com | www.alexandratourism.com

Bollygum Community Market

2nd Sunday of month 9am-1pm Bollygum Park, 40 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake The kids can play in the unique adventure playground as you soak up the market’s relaxing atmosphere search for special treasures, try fantastic local produce and much more. 0409 849 722 | bollygummarket@gmail.com

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 and cold drinks available. New stall holders welcome, $10 a stall. 03 5780 1223 - Alison | Alron27@bigpond.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. 0405 146 961 - Louise olivetto@bigpond.com

Taggerty 4 Seasons Market

Saturday of Australia Day, Easter, Queen’s Birthday and Melbourne Cup Weekends 9am-1pm 3 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Taggerty Showcasing local Taggerty and surrounding district 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

Yarck Country Market

SATURDAY 18 ~ Long Lazy Summer Lunch

3rd Saturday of month 9am-1.30pm Yarck Hall, Maroondah Highway, Yarck The market helps to fund the hall maintenance and provides an outlet for local produce, jams, craft, plants and wines. 0448 167 438 bob.kayeashe@gmail.com | www.visityarck.com.au

Holmesglen at Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon What a great way to finish summer with breathtaking views, a great bunch of friends! Lots of fresh local produce, graze your way through the afternoon and reflect upon the summer that has just been, come join our popular day seating on the deck or inside. Includes three courses, bookings essential includes live music. Accommodation packages available. From 12 noon. P: 03 5774 2631 E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au W: www.holmesglen.edu.au/eildon

1st Saturday of month 9am-2pm Yea Railway Park, Station Street, Yea The Yea Country Market offers an array of stalls, the best in 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. 0434 858 208 | yeamarket@gmail.com

3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Live music P: 5780 1230 W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel

Yea Country Market

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OFFERING COMPETITIVE PRICING ON FUEL

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Petrogas Alexandra

10 DOWNEY STREET ALEXANDRA ~ PH 03 5772 1227 • • • • • •

ULP91, PREMIUM 98, E10, DIESEL Hot Food Swap n Go Gas Bottles Lubricants and Automotive Accessories Groceries Large variety of Gift Cards

• Mobile Phone Recharge • iTunes vouchers available • WalknTalk Phone Chargers For easy access pumps, monthly promo specials and service with a smile call in today!

YEA OFFICE 4 Station Street, Yea 3717 Ph 5797 2037

ALEXANDRA OFFICE 6 Webster Street, Alexandra 3714 Ph 5772 1052

Bruce Elliott Branch Manager/Livestock – 0409 699 937 John Tossol Real Estate – 0419 558 032 Jim Hutchinson Livestock – 0409 799 928 Ryan Sargeant Livestock – 0407 649 906 John Purvis Merchandise – 0428 951 251

TREE SERVICES

SERVICE STATION

Shell Buxton

• Convenience store • Snack foods • Hot food • Cappuccino • Groceries • Bait and tackle • Batteries for boats, bikes and cars • Barbecue gas • Firewood • Motor oils and lubricants • Ice • Motor parts and accessories Ph 03 5774 7171 2093 Maroondah Hwy Buxton SERVICE STATION

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

Phone 03 5774 2220 Email eildonservo@bigpond.com

• Insured

Reliable •

• Experienced

5778 9603

Competitive •

JASON

0413 671 066

TOWING & SALVAGE

2 Centre Avenue Eildon Ph 03 5774 2727

• Log Book Servicing • Licensed RWC Tester • Air-con Regassing • 4X4 Improvements • Tyre Sales / Puncture Repairs • Car, Truck, Boat & Trailer Repairs • Welding • Lathe Work • Small Engineering Jobs 76 – Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17


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

UPHOLSTERY

WELDING SERVICES

Quality is never an accident

• Traditional antique restoration • General upholstery • Custom hand made sofas Ian McCormick 36 Oliver Street, Yea Ph 5797 2992 stichers@iinet.net.au

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

mobile

Contact: David Cooper Mobile: 0429 199 472

Trade qualified ~ over 30 years experience

www.topstitchupholsteryandantiques.com.au UPHOLSTERY

WINDOWS

MAXWELL’S UPHOLSTERY

• 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 ER S OV EAR CE N Y 30 ERIE P EX

Max Ewert T 5774 2201 M 0417 321 781 E max@maxwellsupholstery.com.au A Skyline Road Eildon W www.maxwellsupholstery.com.au

16B Hunter Road Healesville 3777 P 03 5962 5777 F 03 5962 5222 E sales@sunergywindows.com.au W www.sunergywindows.com.au

• quality timber double glazed windows inc awning, casement, double hung, bifold, sashless double hung and fixed windows. • circular, arched and custom built windows.

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Business & trades listings . . . ACCOMMODATION Alexandra Hotel & Cafe 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 Buxton Hotel Buxton 5774 7381 Churches of Yarck Yarck 0414 969 008 Dalrymples Marysville 5963 3416 Eildon Lake Motel Eildon 5774 2800 Eildon Parkview Motor Inn Eildon 5774 2165 Eildon Resort Eildon 5774 2415 Elite Stays Marysville / Taggerty 0413 795 283 Flowerdale Hotel Flowerdale 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 5600 Giddy Goat Cafe Yarck 5773 4223 Glenfield Cottage B/B Yarck 5773 4304 Golden Trout Hotel Motel Eildon 5774 2508 Hungry Horse Hotel Molesworth 5797 6266 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Lake Eildon 5774 2585 Kevington Hotel Kevington 5777 0543 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 Tower Motel Marysville 5963 3225 Vibe Hotel Marysville 5957 7700 Waverley Guest House 5772 1146 Alexandra White Lotus B&B Narbethong 5963 7126 Yea Motel Yea 5797 2660 Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea 5797 2000 APPLIANCE STORE Alexandra Leading Appliances Alexandra 5772 2463 ANTENNA INSTALLATION Goulburn Valley TV Antennas 0498 138 968 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Alexandra Automotive Alexandra 5772 3232 Alexandra Tyrepower Alexandra 5772 3456 Eildon Auto Spares Eildon 5774 2712 RV 4X4 www.rv4x4.net.au 0475 033 960

Yea Mechanical Repairs Yea 5797 2200 BANKS Bendigo Bank Kinglake 5786 1656 BLINDS / AWNINGS Rob Cam Blinds 0417 377 890 BOAT HIRE Lakeview Boat Hire Eildon 0488 051 721 BOOKKEEPING SMH Bookkeeping Alexandra 0400 914 990 BOOK SHOPS Books at Yarck Yarck 5773 4337 Friends of the Library Alexandra 5772 2935 Friends of Yea Library 86 High Street Yea BUILDERS 5772 2750 Hedger Constructions Ready Built Mansfield 5775 1199 Swenrick Buxton 5774 7066 BUTCHERS Alexandra Quality Meats Alexandra 5772 1151 Thornton Butchers & Deli Thornton 5773 2224 CABINET MAKERS AW Cabinets Alexandra 5772 1000 CAMPS Camp Jungai Rubicon 5773 2320 Camp Marysville Marysville 5770 8293 CAR DETAILING Alexandra Car Detailers Alexandra 0419 518 472 CAR SALES Martins Garage Mansfield 5733 1000 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 5772 3053 / 0402 125 370 CLOTHING / SHOE SHOPS Alexandra Sportspower & Toys Alexandra 5772 1719 Country Touch Marysville 5963 3753 Footsteps Family Footwear Alexandra 5772 1503 Inspire on Grant Alexandra 5772 2311 Miller’s Mensland Alexandra 5772 1254 Your Wardrobe Yea 5797 2309 COMMUNICATIONS Country Tech Alexandra 5772 3165 Weeks Radio Alexandra 5772 1292

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COMPUTERS Country Tech Alexandra 5772 3165 Murrindindi Computers Alexandra 5772 1403 CONCRETING Rock ‘n’ Conc 0409 250 234 DOG WASH Dirty Dogs Grooming Service Alexandra 0413 892 722 EATERIES / BAKERIES /RESTAURANTS Alexandra Bakery & Cafe Alexandra 5772 2272 Alexandra Hotel & Cafe Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Noodle Bar Alexandra 5772 2888 Aqua Bar & Cafe Eildon 0425 816 959 Buck’s Country Bakehouse Yarck 5773 4233 Burnsies Takeaway Alexandra 5772 2693 Eildon Bakery & Cafe Eildon 5774 2362 Check Out 7 Eildon 5774 2184 Eildon Woodfire Pizza Eildon 5774 2001 Essence Coffee Lounge Alexandra 5772 2122 Giddy Goat Cafe Yarck 5773 4223 Jamieson Cafe, Deb’s Jamieson 5777 0600 Radius Bar & Grill Marysville 5957 7700 Rendezvous Cafe Restaurant Yea 5797 2528 Ruffy Produce Store Ruffy 5790 4387 The Provender Country Bakehouse Yea 5797 3155 Alexandra 5772 3167 Yea Chinese Restaurant Yea 5797 2865 Yea Take Away Yea 5797 2664 ELECTRICIANS E-Tec Electrical Contractor Alexandra 0418 543 310 Grimshaw Electrics Thornton 0429 808 596 FISHING SUPPLIES Eildon Bait & Tackle Eildon 5774 2712 Totally Trout Alexandra 5772 2662 FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING Tim Skerritt Alexandra 0439 358 880 FLORISTS Lavender Hill Florist Alexandra 0474 201 481 FURNITURE STORES Betta Home Living Mansfield 5775 1992 Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 GALLERIES Banksia Gallery 0418 651 758 Strath Creek Gallery 34 Yea 0478 583 434 Little Fishes Art Studio Marysville 0408 146 165 Old Post Office Seymour Seymour 5792 3107 Rustic Simplicity Alexandra 0419 517 045 Studio 2427 Buxton 0417 323 868

GENERAL STORES / GROCERIES / FRUIT & VEG Alexandra Fruit & Veg Alexandra 5772 1750 Yarck General Store 5773 4204 Yarck GIFT SHOP / CLOTHING / SHOES Alexandra Discounts & Giftware Alexandra 5772 2850 Dindi Naturals Yarck 5773 4349 Footsteps Family Footwear Alexandra 5772 1503 Inspire on Grant Alexandra 5772 2311 Lit & Beyond Marysville 0422 239 754 Marysville Crystal Gardens & Shop Marysville 5963 4373 Nice Yea 0413 489 196 Redgate Bazaar Alexandra 0407 683 712 Rustic Simplicity Alexandra 0419 517 045 The Alex Store Alexandra 5772 1014 GLASS PRODUCTS 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 5774 2081 Eildon Hardware Mitre 10 5772 2188 Alexandra Mansfield 5775 2511 Yea 5797 2290 HEALTH / BEAUTY / WELLBEING Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 Jessica’s Sheer Beauty Alexandra 5772 3322 White Lotus Natural Health & Wellbeing Narbethong 5963 7126 HEATING Bowd Heating Alexandra 5772 1045 HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICES Steve’s Maintenance Service Alexandra 5772 2451 HORSE RIDING Rubicon Valley Horse Riding Thornton 5773 2292 HOTELS / MOTELS / RESORTS Alexandra Hotel & Cafe Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Motel Alexandra 5772 2077 Buxton Hotel Buxton 5774 7381 Eildon Resort Eildon 5774 2415 Flowerdale Hotel Flowerdale 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate 5784 5600 Strath Creek Golden Trout Hotel Motel Eildon 5774 2508 Holmesglen at Eildon Eildon 5774 2631 Hungry Horse Hotel Molesworth 5797 6266 Kevington Hotel Kevington 5777 0543 Mount Pleasant Hotel Alexandra 5772 1083

Royal Mail Hotel Yea 5797 2515 Rubicon Hotel Motel Thornton 5773 2251 Taylor Bay Country Club Taylor Bay 0497 889 353 The Grand Caledonian Hotel Yea 5797 2513 Yarck Hotel 5773 4226 Yea Motel 5797 2660 Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea 5797 2000 HOUSEBOAT SALES Houseboat Sales Lake Eildon Eildon 0499 990 024 HOSPITALITY SUPPLIES Mansfield Hospitality Supplies Mansfield 5779 1660 HYDRAULICS / INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES Healesville Hydraulics & Industrial Supplies Healesville 5962 6444 LOCAL PRODUCE King Parrot Grove Olives 0418 651 758 Strath Creek Koala Cherries Yarck 5773 4250 Marysville Lolly Shop Marysville 5963 3644 Murrindindi Olive Grove Yea 0418 333 586 Ruffy Produce Store Ruffy 5790 4387 Two Pickled Molesworth 5797 6309 LOCKSMITH Mitch-a-Fix Services Alexandra 0409 285 589 MARINE SERVICES Eildon Outboard Service Eildon 5774 2132 MOTORCYCLES / MOWERS Alexandra Motorcycles Alexandra 5772 1045 Murrindindi Motorcycles & Mowers Eildon 0419 462 180 MUSICAL ENTERTAINERS SJ Duo 0477 332 276 / 0402 428 086 NEWSAGENCIES Alexandra Newsagency Alexandra 5772 1025 NURSERIES / GARDEN CENTRES / SUPPLIES Bedrock Garden Supplies Alexandra 5772 1911 Buxton Nursery Buxton 5774 7345 Fern Acres Kinglake West 5786 5031 Goulburn Valley Nursery Yea 5797 2222 King Parrot Native/Bush Food Garden Centre, Strath Creek 0418 651 758 NURSING HOME Darlingford Nursing Home 5774 2711 Eildon OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT Maroondah Outdoor Equipment Buxton 5774 7292 Mansfield Hunting & Fishing Mansfield 5779 1685 PANEL BEATING / SPRAY PAINTING Manczal Panel Worx Alexandra 5772 2617 / 0405 581 093 PHARMACIES Alexandra Pharmacy Alexandra 5772 2153 Eildon Pharmacy Eildon 5774 2626 PHOTO BOOTH HIRE / PHOTOGRAPHER Judy Hoffman Yea 0427 973 228 PHYSIOTHERAPIST Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649


PLUMBERS Travis Capp Plumbing Alexandra 0419 553 803 POLITICIANS Cindy McLeish MP State Member for Eildon 9730 1066 REAL ESTATE AGENTS Elders Alexandra 0419 558 032 Eildon Real Estate Eildon 5774 2771 Ruralco Property Alexandra 5772 1110 Yea 5797 2086 RURAL PRODUCE / EQUIPMENT Landmark Embling Alexandra 5772 3110 Pheasant Creek Stockfeeds & Supplies Kinglake West 5786 5891 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 SERVICE STATIONS Eildon One Stop Fuel Eildon 5774 2220 Petrogas Alexandra Alexandra 5772 1227 Shell Buxton Buxton 5774 7171 Simpson & Sons P/L Alexandra 5772 1205 SOLICITORS Williams Hunt Alexandra 5772 1493 STOCK AND STATION AGENTS Elders Alexandra 5772 1052 Landmark Embling Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra/Yea 5772 2444 / 5797 2086 TREE SERVICES JT’s Trees 0413 671 066 TOWING & SALVAGE Motivated Towing & Salvage Eildon 5774 2727 TROUT FARMS Buxton Trout Farm Buxton 5774 7370 Eildon Trout Farm Thornton 5773 2377 TYRES Alexandra Tyrepower Alexandra 5772 3456 UPHOLSTERY Maxwell’s Upholstery Eildon 5774 2201 Topstitch Upholstery & Antiques Yea 5797 2992 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 WEED CONTROL Alexandra Weed Control 0407 565 207 WELDING SERVICES Buffalo Built 0429 199 472 WINES/BREWS Sedona Estate Murrindindi 9730 2883 WINDOWS Sunergy Windows Pty Ltd Healsville 5962 5777

Contact numbers . . . IN AN EMERGENCY CALL

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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 7074 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 Taggerty PS.................................................. 5774 7224 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 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............................................... 0407 134 277 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 2630 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................................................................... 5797 2746 Whittlesea.................................................... 9716 2066 Marysville Golf & Bowls........................... 5963 3241 KARATE Alexandra Karate Club....................... 0407 855 344 RACE CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5773 4304 Merton........................................................... 5778 9551 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.......................... 5778 9540 Alexandra & District 4 Wheel Drive Club................................... 5772 1395 Alexandra & District Dog Obedience.......................................... 5774 7303 Alexandra Eildon & District Lapidary Club.............................................. 5774 2908 Alexandra Quilters.................................... 5772 1897 Buxton Craft Activities............................. 5774 7291 Eildon & District Woodworking Guild................................. 5774 7513 Eildon Art Group........................................ 5773 2306 Upper Goulburn Field Naturalists.................................................... 5772 1189 Yea Camera Club........................................ 5797 3228 Yea Film Society......................................... 5797 2480 MURRINDINDI SHIRE COUNCIL Alexandra..................................................... 5772 0333 ..................................................Toll Free 1800 633 792 Yea................................................................... 5797 2209 ..................................................Toll Free 1800 672 719 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1522 ..................................................Toll Free 1800 651 821 Home Based Childcare............................ 5772 0362 Aged Care Services................................... 5772 0353 Family Day Care.................................... 1800 633 792 Alexandra Library...................................... 5772 0349 Kinglake Library......................................... 5786 1522 Yea Library................................................... 5797 2209 Local Law Emergencies..................... 0419 572 425 Engineering Emergencies................ 0407 509 413

TRANSFER STATION LOCATIONS AND HOURS There are five Transfer Stations (also known as Resource Recovery Centres) and one Landfill (at Alexandra) in the Murrindindi Shire. Alexandra Marysville Eildon Yea Kinglake

Mt Pleasant Rd Sunds Rd Jerusalem Rd Ghin Ghin Rd Watson’s Rd Monday 10am - noon 1pm - 3pm Closed Closed Closed Tuesday Closed Closed 10am - 1pm 10am - 4pm Closed Wednesday 1pm - 4pm 10am - noon Closed Closed 10am - 4pm Thursday Closed Closed noon - 3pm Closed Closed Friday 10am - noon 1pm - 3pm Closed Closed Closed Saturday 10am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm Sunday 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 9am - 3pm 10am - 4pm * All Resource Recovery Centres are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Day and days of total fire ban. Murrindindi Guide – SUMMER 2016/17 – 79


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