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Arts & Tourism Business & Trades Guide

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Custom built, luxury home in a central location that will The Black Spur Inn - Exceptional Hotel/Motel Freehold be available mid-year. Inspection is invited and it will not •displease. First established in 1863 – ahas partthree of Victoria’s The dwelling good history sized bedrooms, one •being Located 85km (approx.) north east Melbourne the master bedroom withof en-suite. Open plan living/ •kitchen/dining The hotel is on 5area acresofofgenerous land • Onsite stables/workshop proportions and with the •outdoor Public bardecking with a TAB license • Onsite bottleentertainment shop it will provide a good area. •Main Diningbathroom room with and seating for 110bathroom people andand a license for 125 people en-suite a generous laundry •for Established restaurant with excellentbuild food by andMwine your convenience. A quality & A Dean – Master •Builders. Conference room facilities and catering for up to 110 people • Motel accommodation for up to 58 people • Onsite retail outlet • Cabin and bunk 2 house3– ideal for group accommodation • Established wedding ceremony area beside the hotel

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Residential & Respite Care

Darlingford is a 51-bed facility that accommodates residents with a variety of care needs including permanent and respite care. Located in the heart of picturesque Eildon, Darlingford is surrounded by more than three acres of gardens and land, and is home to our resident miniature ponies. • Registered nurse on site 24 hours • Allied health consultants: Dietician, speech therapist, podiatrist, hearing and dental specialists, physiotherapist • 7 double rooms ideal for couples, 37 single rooms • All rooms have ensuite bathrooms • Meals are prepared and cooked fresh on site • 3 dining rooms available, indoor and outdoor sitting areas • Resident pets include budgies, miniature ponies, native birds • Vegetable garden • Personal clothing is laundered on site • Skype and internet available • Group and individual activities • On-site entertainment and external outings • Secure environment • FOXTEL available • Aged Care Assessment required

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13 Monkey Tail Design..........................................................................9 Rubicon Valley’s explosive past................................................ 13 Alexandra Truck Show................................................................. 16 Rubicon’s heritage......................................................................... 17

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A mountain of fun......................................................................... 23 Chrissi Ridd’s pizza recipe........................................................... 27 How to make plantable seed paper....................................... 28 Top picks in parks this winter.................................................... 31

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Celebrating NAIDOC Week....................................................... 35 Rail Trail............................................................................................. 36 Something fishy going on.......................................................... 40 Goulburn Fishing Festival........................................................... 41 Ribbons of remnant roadside................................................... 43 Preserving the machines that powered the past............... 45 Arts and Entertainment.............................................................. 47 Yea Pottery Studio ................................................................. 47

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By Emily Friedel DARREN GILBERT has a profound love of Australia’s environment and strives to live in harmony with it. There are no sharp lines defining the border between his existence and that of the surrounding landscape of his Highlands home. Similarly in his work as a professional artist, there is a give-and-take relationship with the natural world. Darren derives inspiration from the environment to produce works that, in turn, shine a light on the preciousness of Australia’s unique landscapes and convey the intrinsic beauty of its inhabitants, including the creatures we tend to take for granted like the common magpie. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 9


From his light-filled studio, perched on a hilltop beside his home, Darren witnesses the everyday happenings and seasonal cycles of the countryside in which he is embedded. It’s the perfect spot for an artist whose muse is Mother Nature. “The windows frame it,” Darren says of the view from the studio. “You don’t realise how gorgeous it is until you see it framed like that.” Inside the studio, there are remarkably detailed drawings of native birds in various stages of completion, from small preliminary pencilsketches through to large blackand-white ink works. Up the hill a little way is an old shooters’ shack, which serves as the workshop for Darren’s metal sculpting. With its dim lighting, ramshackle appearance, and floor littered with hundreds of thousands of spent rivets, the workshop stands in stark contrast to the studio. And at first glance, the weathered metal sculptures surrounding the shed appear so

different to the highly ordered ink drawings that it’s surprising they were crafted by the same pair of hands. But, as Darren explains, the theme of Australia’s flora, fauna, and terrain are central to both the rustic metal artworks and the ultra-precise, monochrome depictions of wildlife. “I’ve always been interested in Australia and its environment. My dad was an engineer, and he travelled for work, so we got to see a lot of the country and got a great appreciation for what it is. Australia gets ingrained in you, and won’t let you go – we’ve got the best wildlife in the world, and being here in the Highlands, we get to see a lot of it and the cycles it goes through.” Through his and his family’s off-the-grid lifestyle, and their constant work towards self-sufficiency, Darren finds another connection with our native fauna. “Looking at animals in Australia, they have to be selfsufficient, so there’s kind of a parallel between them and us,” he says.

Darren also incorporates the environment into his artistic process in very direct ways. He uses one of the eucalypts that stands in front of his workshop to bend and shape pieces of metal, and he burns wood from fallen trees on his property to heat reclaimed corrugated iron from local buildings – a process producing effects that reflect the relative harshness of our climate. “It’s a very Australian thing for things to weather and change colour and look like they’ve had a hard life,” he says. “You get really nice, interesting textures, and you get the marbling effect when you burn the corrugated iron at a high temperature in the fire pit. It makes interesting shapes and patterns, which you can only get in Australia, going back to the patterns and shapes in the rocks, which are mirrored in my sculptures.” Working on sculptures in the old shooters’ shack has also brought Darren much closer to the local fauna, in a very literal manner. “I’ve had some pretty good adventures in here with snakes and rabbits and mice and spiders – I love it,” he says with a chuckle. Another thread that runs through both Darren’s ink drawings and sculptures is the golden mean, which is a mathematical formula developed by the Ancient Greeks. The golden mean often appears in patterns in nature, such as the spiral arrangement of leaves on certain plants or even the proportions of the human body. It has been studied voraciously by thinkers of all varieties – from philosophers to physicists – and it has held a special fascination for many artists because of its aesthetic appeal in composition. The presence of the golden mean in many elements of Australia’s natural environment has captured Darren’s imagination, and his face lights up when he speaks about this overlap of these two driving forces in his artwork.

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“Australian animals take that golden mean to the extreme, almost on the border of breaking it. I like that,” he says. “All the shapes are here,” he adds, pointing to the view outside his studio. “You’ve got our big granite rocks, and if you look at the sculptures, you can see the similarity between the shapes and the rocks and back to the golden mean again.” “That’s why my company is called Monkey Tail Design – because it’s represented by the fern frond, which spirals like the golden mean and looks like a monkey tail.” Much like the cycles of nature Darren witnesses in his daily life in the Highlands, he has come full-circle with his art career. In his youth, he got a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Fine Arts under part scholarship at the Queensland College of Art, but only took the plunge into becoming a full-time artist about ten years ago. In between, he did an apprenticeship as a pastry cook, studied graphic design, and worked as a graphic designer for 15 years. It was actually a graphic design job that sparked Darren’s foray into metal sculpture. “Someone asked me to do a photo shoot of the horoscope calendar when I was graphic designing. Pisces is represented by the two fish, so I used some of the corrugated iron that covered the shack (my workshop) to make the fish, and that’s where it all started. Metal’s now my chosen field.” These days, Darren’s graphic design skills are put to good use creating the meticulous ink drawings, which can take well over a year to plan. Darren does detailed preliminary drawings then manipulates and scales them using graphic design software before beginning work on the final piece. It’s all part of the problem-solving process of design that Darren finds so intriguing and satisfying. “I don’t see any difference between being an artist or an architect or a landscape designer or a waste management facilitator, it’s just problem solving, and it’s the way you solve that problem. The good thing about the arts is solving that problem gives you a buzz,” he says. In his decade working as a full-time artist, Darren’s work has made its way into many homes and businesses around the Murrindindi Shire area, including Sedona Estate Winery in Murrindindi, Nice gift shop in Yea, the Delatite Hotel in Mansfield, and exhibitions at Rustic Simplicity in Alexandra. A few of Darren’s pieces also live in his own backyard on the peaceful hilltop property in the Highlands; metal sculptures by the veggie gardens outside his studio and among the trees surrounding his workshop, blending into the environment that inspired them and embodying Darren’s philosophy towards living with nature. Upcoming Exhibition: October 2017 Town & Country Gallery Exhibition, Yarragon. For more information on Monkey Tail Design and Darren’s upcoming exhibitions go to: www.monkeytaildesign.com Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 11


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By Emily Friedel IMAGINE THE Rubicon Valley and a chunk of the Earth’s crust around it – about 27km in diameter – sinking into a massive magma chamber, causing a volcanic eruption with worldwide ramifications. Imagine a ring of spectacular explosions around the edge of the magma chamber sending great clouds of hot ash several kilometres high, only to rain down and cover everything in sight. It may be difficult to envision the serene forests of the Rubicon Valley sitting at the centre of a furious ring of volcanic activity, but this is precisely what happened around 365 million years ago. The Rubicon Valley lies in the heart of the Cerberean

Caldera, a supervolcano, which was highly active during the late Devonian period when Australia was still part of the supercontinent Gondwana. “They would have been gigantic eruptions, mainly of ash flows or ignimbrites, and they probably would have had some sort of global effect on the atmosphere,” says Dr Bill Birch, Curator Emeritus at Museum Victoria, describing the Cerberean Caldera’s activity at its climax. “There was some life around at the time, there were some plants and fish, and anything that was in that area would have been completely obliterated.” The Cerberean Caldera was probably active for millions of years. There were smaller eruptions

and periods of dormancy before the enormous chunk of Earth’s crust broke away taking the Rubicon Valley with it and sank a couple of kilometres down into the magma chamber during the late Devonian. This was the last time the supervolcano erupted – it quite literally went out with a bang. “There’s some early volcanism represented, isolated flows that are preserved underneath the main thick volcanic eruptions, and there were lake horizons in there with fish, so there were some quiet periods between eruptions in the early stage. Then there was this massive collapse, and that’s when you had the very thick ash flows,” Dr Birch says. Since that final collapse,

erosion has lowered the landscape of that time by up to several hundreds of metres, but today’s familiar landscape features still show evidence of the volcanic rocks. The Rubicon Rhyolite is a thick sheet of rock that erupted from the Cerberean Caldera and, even after millions of years, it is seen in the prominent scarps around the edges of the Cerberean Ranges, the volcanic rock that forms Steavensons Falls, and the cuttings along Snobs Creek Road. “The Rubicon Rhyolite erupted as a gigantic cloud of hot ash, what’s known as pyroclastic flow: very turbulent and very hot – 800 degrees Celsius – with churning, turbulent crystals, ash, and pieces of the magma that had been blown to bits. Eventually, it all

Photo page 13: Snobs Creek Falls follows a fracture in a gigantic slab of rock that was formed during volcanic eruptions around 365 million years ago. Below: The old quarry on Snobs Creek Road, which was used to extract rock for part of the Eildon Dam in the 1940s, cuts into the Rubicon Rhyolite.


Marysville Igneous Complex

Steavensons Falls is formed by volcanic rock that erupted from the Cerberean Caldera supervolcano during the late Devonian period. settled, but because it was so hot and so thick, everything stuck together, and you get what’s called welding, so it just looks like a solid rock,” Dr Birch says. “It’s a remarkable rock actually; it’s a unique rock. It contains crystals of a mineral called iron cordierite, and it’s the only known occurrence of this mineral in a volcanic rock in the world as far as we know.” The Lake Mountain Rhyodacite sits on top of the Rubicon Rhyolite and was formed in much the same way. The Lake Mountain Rhyodacite created the high, level plateau of the Cerberean Ranges, and Snobs Creek Falls follow a

large fracture through the sheet of rock. While there is still clear evidence of the Cerberean Caldera’s impact on the landscape, its appearance today belies the magnitude of the turmoil it caused during its peak activity, and this is part of the reason why both locals and tourists are mostly unaware of its existence. “It’s quite a subdued structure, it’s very worn down, and it just looks like a range of forested hills,” Dr Birch says. “You can’t always tell how exciting a geological event has been from the landscape as it is now.” And, even though the magma chamber beneath

the Rubicon Valley and surrounding area has long since cooled and stabilised, the Cerberean Caldera still holds some tantalising mysteries. “There are still puzzles to be worked out,” Dr Birch says. “The whole structure of the caldera is a bit strange: it’s circular, so there’s obviously been collapse around a ring fracture, but there are also radial fractures, which focus at the middle, and these radial fractures are harder to explain. The radial fractures suggest that there might have been some sort of really big explosion at depth where the faults focus right underneath it, where the magma probably exploded.”

So the next time you’re wandering through the cool, ferny undergrowth of the Rubicon Valley, or exploring the surrounding mountains and enjoying the magnificent views from their peaks, stop for a moment and consider the history of the ground on which you’re standing and the geological significance of the area. “As you walk or drive through the forest, appreciate that there’s some fantastic geology underneath,” Dr Birch says. For more information on the Cerberean Caldera and other volcanoes in Victoria, you can order the book, Volcanoes in Victoria, from the Royal Society of Victoria rsv.org.au Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 15


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A service to honour the lives of those who have been lost in the trucking industry A service on Saturday 10 June at 2pm in Rotary Park, Alexandra, is offered to the families and friends of those who have died while doing their work in the trucking industry. This industry covers a wide range of services provided to meet a range of society’s needs, and includes

the long distance drivers to the small suburban drivers and tow truck drivers. This nondenominational memorial service will be a time to honour and remember loved ones and also a time to meet others who share the experience of the death of a loved one.

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SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER The dinner will be at the Alexandra Secondary College hall year from 6.30pm on Saturday 10 June. Come along, bring your friends and be entertained by a comedian and music with Touch n Go. Enjoy a three

course meal with free beer, wine and cider at only $80 a ticket. Limited seats only so be quick. Tickets at alexandratruckshow.com.au – for more information please phone Ayden Embling 0427 924 944.

$5 per ticket. Drawn at show Sunday 11 June 2017 at 4.15pm from main stage

QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND 2017

HELD ON BITUMEN IN ALEXANDRA’S MAIN STREET

SATURDAY: TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL SERVICE 2PM • SPONSORS’ DINNER LIVE MUSIC • MAJOR AUCTION • VICTORIAN WOODCHOP TOURNAMENT • EXHIBITIONS & TRADE DISPLAYS • MAJOR QUILT DISPLAY • CHILDREN’S AMUSEMENTS • SHOPS OPEN GORDON SIMPSON 0409 577 212 ANDREW EMBLING 0418 266 038 16 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017


Crossing a trestle bridge on the Rubicon Dam walk tour with RFPG, a 10 kilometre return walk. Photo Ann Jelinek.

By Ann Jelinek RUBICON FOREST Protection Group Inc. (RFPG) promotes the significant biodiversity, scenic, historical, and cultural heritage values of our magnificent mountain forests as well as the exceptional tourism, education, and recreation opportunities in these areas and their associated economic benefits. A key concern of the Group is the long-term sustainable management of these special forests. Current large-scale logging operations in the montane ash forests (mountain ash, alpine ash, and shining gum) of the Central Highlands, including Rubicon State Forest, combined with the devastation caused by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfire, are rapidly compromising a sustainable future for these majestic forest environments.

Loss of habitats of varying ages, loss of habitat connectivity, and changes to plant-and-animal interrelationships within the forest including invasive weeds like blackberries, are critical considerations for maintaining forest biodiversity. Equally, the health and wellbeing of local communities are dependent on the essential environmental services provided by the integrity of biodiverse forests, such as clean air and water, carbon storage, and a place for recreation. RFPG has recently organised several popular tours of Rubicon State Forest to help our local community value its unique natural, historical, and cultural features – the group believes that tourism, recreation, and a healthy environment are integral to

a sustainable future for the Murrindindi community.

forests and their delicately balanced ecology.

Plants and animals of the mountain forests

During the day, many small birds repeatedly call as they flit through the bushes and tall tree canopies in search of insects and nectar, while the unmistakable chuckles of kookaburras and whip-cracks of whip birds are often heard at dawn and dusk.

A diversity of plants and animals occur in the complex structure of mature montane ash forests. At night, the forests come alive with tiny feathertail gliders, eastern pygmy possums, various bats, and small mammals like bush rats, marsupial Antechinus, and long-nosed bandicoots scurrying through the leaf litter. There are also noisy mountain brushtail possums (known as bobucks), sleek black-and-white greater gliders feeding high up in the tallest trees, the powerful owl with its distinctive call, and even lyrebirds roosting in vegetation above ground. Haunting calls of the yellowbellied glider and sooty owl add to the mystery of these

Mountain ash, Eucalyptus regnans, is the world’s tallest flowering plant and grows quickly, although it takes well over 100 years to reach maturity. Mature montane ash forests store huge amounts of carbon and are particularly important for protecting water quality and quantity in our catchments. The variety of understory plants in the montane forests includes many that have edible fruits, flowers, and underground tubers, with some also having valuable medicinal uses. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 17


Moss-covered Antarctic beech temperate rainforest communities alongside waterways like the Royston River provide a cool, dark environment for ferns, mosses, and fungi. Antarctic or southern beech, Nothofagus cunninghamii is an important species in the origins, evolution, and distribution of plants in the Southern Hemisphere. The mature montane ash forests – with hollow-bearing trees and dead stags, a diversity of understory plants, ferns, mosses, and fungi – provide essential habitat for the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum, Gymnobelideus leadbeateri, vulnerable greater glider, Petauroides volans, and sooty owl, Tyto tenebricosa. Waterways in the area also provide refuge for threatened fauna like the barred galaxias, Galaxias fuscus. Leadbeater’s possum has a very restricted distribution, being largely confined to the montane ash forests of the Central Highlands. Habitat loss and fragmentation, including loss of forests of different ages and hollowbearing trees, primarily caused by current logging operations and recent bushfires, threaten its longterm survival. Rubicon Valley Historic Area The Rubicon Valley Historic Area is now recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register and includes features such as the recently reconstructed ‘15000 siphon’ trestle bridge on part of the original tramline, an undulating 10km return walk along the tramline to Rubicon dam, open aqueduct, huge pipeline with the odd leak, various sawmill structures, and Royston power station. These structures reflect the fascinating history associated with Victoria’s first hydroelectricity generation scheme dating back to 1929. For more information on Rubicon Forest Protection Group visit www.rubiconforest.org

Left: montane ash forest. Photo Ann Jelinek. Inset: ecologist Ann Jelinek giving a talk about the forest. Photo courtesy Bev Dick.


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25 Grey Street Jamieson Ph 03 5777 0600 The Kevington Hotel started as Garrett’s Beer House in the Gold Rush of 1862. It is now the last example of a historic hotel left in this part of Victoria, Australia. Located 250km north east of Melbourne, the refurbished hotel is an ideal spot for a base to explore Lake Eildon, the Goulburn River Inlet and the lush bushland of Jamieson and surrounding areas of the pub itself. RESTAURANT Inside dining, outside dining–the choice is yours. With a newly refurbished kitchen and dining room, and a first-rate chef cooking a seasonal menu, the Kevington Hotel is an excellent place for lunch or dinner with traditional pub fare. ADVANCED BOOKINGS REQUIRED FOR LARGE GROUPS PLEASE

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• All Day Every Day $4.00 Pots • Tuesday Special ~ $3.00 Pots & $12.00 Lamb Shanks Courtesy bus available Eildon Resort offers a range of accommodation styles • hotel • motel units • caravan park • lodge with bunkrooms for groups eildonholidayresort@bigpond.com

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Bob’s regular column ‘Watching Birds by Bob Tate’ was a favourite with many of our readers. Bob was a contributor to the Murrindindi Guide since its inception in 2012 and his knowledge of our local birdlife was a tremendous gift to readers, many of whom caught the bird watching bug from Bob, along with a new appreciation for (and ability to identify) the feathered visitors in their backyards. We will miss Bob, his passion for the birds of Murrindindi Shire, his informative articles, and his beautiful photography. We extend our sincere condolences to his family. Bob passed away on 21 March 2017.

Yea Peppercorn Hotel RESTAURANT ACCOMMODATION FUNCTIONS (03) 5797 2000 21a Station Street Yea

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Churches of Yarck

Step inside either of these freestanding, converted, open-plan church buildings and you enter a comfortable haven, stylishly decorated and ideally located in the charming little town of Yarck in north eastern Victoria in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range

B&B Accommodation • Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week • All-day meals on long weekends • Beer garden • Take-away meals • Accommodation • Bottleshop • Ice cold beer • Open fireplace in bar & Bistro

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Maroondah Highway Buxton Ph 03 5774 7381 buxtonhotel@virtual.net.au

64 High Street Yea | Ph 5797 2513 | Heritage listed country hotel in the heart of Yea • New Bistro • New Side Entrance to our Family Friendly Garden Courtyard & Beer Garden • New Modern Menu Featuring Locally Sourced Produce • Coffee & Cakes • Try our Take-away Specials • OPEN MIKE 3RD SUNDAY OF MONTH

The Flowerdale Hotel offers meals and accommodation seven days a week, with a family A great place to break your ride or drive friendly with a classic country pub lunch atmosphere ~ plenty of parking available in an original country style hotel 3325 Whittlesea-Yea Road Flowerdale 3717 Ph: 5780 1230 www.flowerdalehotel.com.au Email bigflocker@bigpond.com 22 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017

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IF YOU’RE thinking of taking the kids for their first day out in the snow, think Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. The perfect destination for young families this winter, Lake Mountain provides a fantastic range of familyfriendly activities every day throughout the snow season. Let’s start with the basics: snow play! A great introduction for kids to learn that cool feeling of snow, and adjust to wearing all of those extra layers. The Snowman’s Village is a great spot to spend some time creating that special snowman character. Don’t forget to take some photos and enter it in the Annual Snowman Competition via Lake Mountain Alpine Resort’s Facebook page. Adventurous littlies will be eager to jump on a toboggan and take a ride down one of the dedicated runs. Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers multiple toboggan runs, beginning with a gradual slope then building up to steeper

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gradients. Parents can sit on the toboggan with really little kids, and a helmet is always a great idea. In 2016, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort introduced it’s newest snowsports facility – The Burton Riglet Park. An area set aside for kids aged three to six years, the Riglet Park provides a safe environment for kids to give snowboarding a try. With expert one-onone instruction, your little shredders will know the basics to snowboarding in no time. In addition to the Burton Riglet Park, encourage the kids to participate in the ever-popular Lake Mountain

Alpine Resort Fischer Fun Park. A dedicated area for kids aged four to 12 years to learn how to cross-country ski, the half hour lessons provide Nordic skiing demonstrations and plenty of fun games to build up their skiing skill set. Both of these great snowsport areas are set right in the village at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, allowing friends and families to spectate, cheer and make sure they snap a photo of that first smile on skis or snowboard. As the kids develop their Nordic skiing skills, they can venture out onto the excellent cross-country ski

trail network with one of Lake Mountain’s world class ski instructors to refine their skills even further. Parents are welcome to join in on these group lessons and make a family day of it. Looking for an alternative to cross-country skiing? Snowshoeing is another great way for adults and kids to get out on the beautiful ski trail network and explore. Teaching children about the snow and snow safety early in life can support and encourage a strong snowsports connection throughout their lives, whilst also learning to respect the environment and extreme weather conditions. This

knowledge can be used around the world when visiting snow destinations and cooler climate areas. Snowsports are also a great way to encourage physical activities and a fun way to do some exercise as a family. Top the day off at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort with an exhilarating ride on the dual 240 metre flying fox, a slide down the tube run, or a game of outdoor laser skirmish! These activities run throughout the snow season, weather depending. Stay up to date with what’s on at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort via the website www. lakemountainresort.com.au or Facebook page.


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APRIL TO OCTOBER

3rd Friday and Saturday night of the month Take-away or Eat-in BYO welcome Open from 5pm-8.30pm Special event coming up? Why not have a Wood Fired Pizza function at the Fawcett Hall? ORDER & BOOKING Phone or text Lyn M 0402125370 www.harvestingthefeast.com.au catering@harvestingthefeast.com.au

7 Main Street Eildon ~ 5774 2184

We offer a comprehensive cafe menu Delicious coffee and cake Pizza available from 4.30pm Friday and Saturday Open from 8am Tuesday to Sunday Extended trading hours over Easter and Public Holidays It’s just the vibe of the thing . . .

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• pizzas • hot and cold drinks • souvlaki • fresh fish and chips • steak sandwiches • burgers

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35 Grant St Alexandra Ph 03 5772 3167

Great Aussie Pie Competition Winner Call in and try our delicious range of cakes, pies, pastries and speciality breads We have a wide array of products for special dietary requirements, including gluten free cakes and breads, also catering for diabetics Our award winning pies will be sure to tempt you kmgyea@bigpond.com

THORNTON BUTCHER & DELI • 24 flavours of ice cream • Hot and cold drinks • Lamb or chicken Open a s y a 7d gyros souvlaki week m a 6 m • Fish and chips 8.30p • Steak sandwiches Peter and Maria ~ 68 High Street Yea Phone: 5797 2664 Mobile: 0411 415 520

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

We have the BEST COFFEE in town, with LIGHT MEALS available in a cosy and relaxing atmosphere or at our al fresco tables. Not to mention our all day BREAKFAST on weekends, homemade CAKES and GLUTEN FREE options. Outside CATERING and private FUNCTIONS are also available, so come in and see our friendly staff today!

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By Chrissi Ridd TWO PICKLED Kick Arse Tomato Chutney is a sweet and spicy alternative to pizza sauce. You can buy Two Pickled produce at the Alexandra Visitor Information Centre, Alexandra FoodWorks or Two Pickled Farm Gate, ‘Burnside’ 84 Scrubby Creek Road, Molesworth. INGREDIENTS

METHOD

• 2 pizza bases – (home made or shop bought) • 85g (1/4 cup) Two Pickled Kick Arse Tomato Chutney • 100g (1 cup) coarsely grated fresh mozzarella • 100g thinly sliced prosciutto • 4 fresh figs, quartered • Baby rocket, to serve • Two Pickled Manzanillo extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle • Lemon wedges, to serve (optional)

Step 1 Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan forced. Place pizza bases on 2 baking trays. Spread with Kick Arse Tomato Chutney. Sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden and melted. Step 2 Arrange prosciutto on pizzas. Top with figs and sprinkle with rocket. Season with pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with lemon wedges.

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(a) A bowl of shredded paper soaking in warm water. The small amount of purple paper will give the seed paper a purple tint.

PLANTABLE SEED paper is perfect for making eco-friendly cards, party favours, or wrapping paper for gifts. It’s also a fun activity for the kids during winter holidays – they can make the paper, use it for art projects, then plant it out in spring! Best of all, this seed paper is a brilliant way to recycle used paper at home.

WHAT TO DO

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

1. Shred, cut, or tear up your paper.

• Scrap paper of just about any sort. Writing paper, newspaper, flyers, old books, non-waxed cardboard, magazines (except high gloss). Adding a small amount of coloured paper will tint your seed paper.

2. Soak paper in warm water for about 30 minutes. Thick paper or cardboard will need longer – soak until soft and soggy – (a).

• Seeds. Small or flat seeds work best. Many herb and spring flower seeds are ideal, and they are great for making seed paper to plant in pots.

(b) The soggy paper blends easily into a runny pulp.

• A flat strainer. You can make one by fixing a stiff, fine mesh screen to a wooden frame (an old picture frame will do the trick). I use an old rabbit hutch door with fly screen stapled onto it – see what you have lying around the house!

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3. Create pulp by blending your wet paper in a blender or using an eggbeater. You may need to add more water to make this easier; you can add as much water as you like – (b). 4. Add pulp to a tub full of water. The pulp should be able to float around easily. 5. Mix seeds into the pulpy water. At this stage you can also add things to decorate your paper such as petals or dried leaves – (c).

• Blender or eggbeater and bowl.

6. Dip your strainer into the tub and pull it up slowly to catch the pulp mixture. Gently moving the strainer from side to side will help you catch an even layer of pulp.

• Waxed paper (baking paper does the job).

7. Pull the strainer out of the water and let the water drain through – (d).

• Rags larger than your strainer (old towels or t-shirts are perfect).

8. Place the strainer on rags (pulp side up) to absorb the water.

• A tub big enough to comfortably fit your strainer.

(c) Anise hyssop seeds collected from the garden. I use about half a teaspoon of seed per blender full of water.

This gift tag contains anise hissop seeds and will be planted in spring.


(d) The paper pulp seed mix draining on the strainer after being pulled through the tub. 9.

(e) Pressing excess moisture out of the paper pulp on the strainer. The waxed paper won’t stick to the paper pulp.

Put the waxed paper over the pulp on the strainer and press out the excess water using your hands – (e).

10. Very carefully, peel the waxed paper away from the pulp. You can reuse the waxed paper for squeezing the water out of the next sheets of pulp – (f). 11. Lay out a dry rag and turn the strainer over on it (pulp side down), then gently tap the sheet of pulp off onto the rag and lift the screen away – (g). 12. You can then repeat the process from step 6 to create another sheet of paper, which can be laid out on a dry rag over the previous sheet.

14. Once the paper is completely dry, pull it away from the rags. 15. Have fun creating things with your seed paper then planting it! – (h). 16. An alternative to making large sheets of paper is to simply press some pulp and seed mixture into cookie cutters sitting on rags – this is a fantastic way to make things like party decorations.

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(g) The wet sheet of seed paper after it has been pressed off the strainer and onto a towel to dry overnight.

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(f) Be careful when you remove the wax paper from the pulp to avoid tearing the sheet of seed paper.

(h) The final product! This lot of seed paper was made with a bit of blue paper added in and some nigella petals for decoration.

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BIG4 TAGGERTY HOLIDAY PARK

Thornton Caravan Park

is the perfect place for a weekend revival or stay for weeks for a complete rejuvenation. Featuring over 1km of Acheron River with the majestic Cathedral Range as your back drop, you can experience nature at its best. Be it fishing on the banks of local rivers, touring valleys or just kick back, relax and unwind.

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

Hosts: Michelle Wraight & Mathew Lovett 3380 Maroondah Highway Taggerty Ph: 03 5774 7263  Freecall 1800 880 895 Fax: 5774 7282 E: book@big4taggerty.com.au W: www.big4taggerty.com.au

Pets allowed ~ under control

Ph / Fax 03 5773 2305

I & M Simpson & Son Pty Ltd 25 Aitken Street ALEXANDRA 3714 Phone 03 5772 1205 www.simpsonsfuel.com.au 60 years of Simpsons Fuel We supply BULK FUEL to all areas of the Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires and parts of the Strathbogie Shire.

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Stones Outstation Historic Hut in Lake Eildon National Park.

WINTER IS upon us and sometimes it seems like a good time to stay inside by a crackling fire. But if you’re willing to rug up and venture out, there’s lots of beauty to be enjoyed in the parks and forests of Murrindindi. Here are a few of our top picks in parks this winter. Stones Outstation Historic Hut Head out to Lake Eildon National Park to enjoy an attraction that is such a wellkept secret even lots of the locals don’t know about it. The Stones Outstation Hut is in the Fraser Block of the park and has recently been restored to its former glory with the help of a dedicated group of volunteers. The nineteenth century Stone family’s grazing property included a family home as well as an outstation and stockyards. The hut is constructed of

timber palings lining the inside of a notched log framework with a corrugated iron roof. Following its restoration by the Idlers 4WD Club of Victoria and the Victorian High Country Huts Association in partnership with Parks Victoria, it remains a fine example of bush carpentry. If you’re up for a decent walk you can experience a bit of the life of early Australian settlers. The walk starts at Wallaby Bay Carpark in the Fraser Block of the park. The track to the hut is 9km and 2.5 hours long – so an 18km, 5-hour round trip. The track follows the lake’s edge so is a gentle shady walk. Enjoy the box and peppermint forest, and walk past the scenic Cook Point and School Point. Camping is not permitted inside the hut, however there is a walk-in/boat based

campground available at Mountaineer Creek 4km to the north. Go to www.parks.vic.gov. au and search Lake Eildon National Park for more information. Spot a lyrebird in Kinglake Winter is the perfect time to spot lyrebirds in Kinglake National Park. The top location for hearing and seeing these talented mimics is at Masons Falls. Tread lightly and tell the kids to keep quiet on the short easy walking track to the falls and you should be able to hear the lyrebirds in action. As a bonus, Masons Falls are usually flowing well during winter so you will be rewarded with a great photo opportunity at the end of the walking track. A top walk If you’re looking for a great walk around the Kinglake

area, then you can’t go past a loop walk that starts at the pretty Jehosaphat Gully picnic area in Kinglake National Park and takes about two hours. The tracks meander through some of the more shaded damp areas so it’s a lush green walk that takes you past cascades and a nice stream. Enjoy walking amongst the towering mountain ash and mountain grey gums. Start out on the Shelley Harris track to Mt Jerusalem, then follow the connecting track into Kinglake township, perhaps pop in to a local store for a coffee to warm up, then head back to Jehosaphat Gully along another connecting track. If a picnic or barbecue is on the agenda make the most of the picnic area, toilets, shelter, tables, and free barbecues at Jehosaphat Gully. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 31


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

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

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

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

91 Breakaway Road Acheron P: 03 5772 1735 E:Authorised admin@thebreakaway.com.au W: www.thebreakaway.com.au by Bridget McKenzie 279 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550 32 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017

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

• Family friendly park • Annuals and permanent residents • Pet friendly • Sites for sale • Fishing experts on hand

• Fly fishing lessons available • Fishing supplies in Kiosk • Heated salt water pool • Children’s entertainment room • Adults family room

Cnr Park Avenue North & The Boulevard Eildon VIC 3713

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By Dr Kate Murray RABBITS ARE becoming increasingly popular as household pets, but it is important to realise that a rabbit is not just a small cat or dog. The following is a summary of the basics on rabbit care, but if you are a first time rabbit owner or have any questions, then a visit to the vet’s may be in order. Housing Rabbits can be housed indoors or outdoors, generally within a hutch, but with supervised free-range roaming allowed. It is important that the floor of the hutch not be made of wire, as this can cause inflammation and infection of the feet (pododermatitis). If the floor is made of wire, it should be liberally covered in sheets of newspaper or hay to prevent trauma. Outdoor hutches should be covered in flyscreen to keep out mosquitoes, which

can transmit fatal viruses such as myxomatosis and calicivirus. They should also be sturdy enough to prevent predators, such as foxes, from being able to get inside. It is possible to litter train rabbits, so placing a litter tray with hay or recycled paper litter pellets can help with keeping the hutch clean. Rabbits do not withstand hot temperatures well at all, so it is important that a hutch is placed in an area with adequate shade. On hot days, provision of a cooling device (such as an empty milk bottle filled with water and frozen) can help to prevent heat stress. Diet A good diet is essential for a rabbit’s health and wellbeing. Rabbits do not tolerate sugars in their diet – dried fruits and carob treats can cause gastrointestinal upsets. High fat foods, such as

sunflower seeds, can lead to obesity issues. If given the opportunity, rabbits often choose to eat these ‘tastier’ foods over the healthier options. For these reasons, commercially available pellet/seed/fruit mixes are not advisable.

and behavioural issues, but more importantly, it can prevent the development of nasty diseases. Female rabbits that are not desexed are at very high risk for the development of uterine cancer. Vaccinations

Even plain pellet diets are not recommended, as a rabbit’s teeth are continually erupting. If a soft diet is fed (such as hay processed into commercial pellets), the teeth are not worn down at a fast enough rate, causing overgrowth of teeth and their roots. Abscesses and problems with the eyes and nasal passages can then ensue.

Rabbits should be vaccinated against calicivirus when they are kittens and then traditionally have been given a booster once a year. However, as we have a new strain of calicivirus in circulation, we now suggest vaccinating adult rabbits twice yearly. It does not guarantee full protection, but can reduce the risk of disease.

The best diet for a rabbit consists of ad lib good quality grass hay (such as Timothy hay), as well as daily fibrous vegetables.

NB – for rabbit owners wanting more details about the emergence of the new strain of calicivirus, and the changing of vaccination protocols, please contact the Mountain Ranges Vet Clinic at Shop 1/31 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road in Kinglake or phone 5786 1777. We can email you some extra information.

Desexing Desexing is also very important for rabbits. It helps to prevent aggression

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THE ROTARY Club of Yea is again preparing for this year’s Garden Expo on the 23 and 24 September from10 am to 4 pm at the Yea Racecourse. Spring is a wonderful time in the garden and a wide range of garden related products will be available for purchase.

Some include native and flowering plants, trees, tools and equipment, garden sculptures, nurseries, mowers, garden books and much more. A plant crèche will be available to ‘mind’ your purchases while you continue browsing or enjoying the speakers program.

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Discovering the indigenous history of the Yea Wetlands.

AT THE Y WATER DISCOVERY CENTRE IN YEA NAIDOC Week runs from 2 to 9 July under the theme ‘Our Languages Matter’.

Week with a range of educational and fun activities for all ages.

Indigenous language plays an essential role in cultural identity and cultural revival, also linking people to their land and water. It expresses knowledge about law, geography, history, caring for country, family, and so much more.

Join Angela Tenburren (Taungurung representative) on Sunday 1st July at 1 pm for a ‘Walk in the Wetlands’. Angela will discuss the indigenous plants of the Yea Wetlands and their traditional uses. The walk will conclude with a ‘Taste of Taungurung’ afternoon tea at the Y Water Discovery Centre. There will also be a display of tools and baskets made from indigenous plants with their Taungurung names. For the kids, there will be an Indigenous Wetlands Walk Trail Quiz and Sand Wizard Art on offer.

The importance, resilience, and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages – the original languages of this nation – will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The Taungurung people were the first inhabitants of the Murrindindi area, and many place names within the Murrindindi Shire are indigenous language words. The Taungurung word for Murrindindi is ‘Murrumdoorandi’, which means ‘place of mists, mountain’. The Y Water Discovery Centre at Yea Wetlands will be celebrating NAIDOC

On Wednesday 5th July the Centre will host school holiday activities at 10 am and 2 pm. Join talented indigenous artist Cassie Leatham to create bush animals from natural materials found and collected in the Yea Wetlands. Bookings are required for these activities. To find out more about what’s on offer visit www.ywatercentre.com.au, Facebook or call 5797 2663. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 35


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Waverley Historic Guest House Bed and Breakfast

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

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

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Eildon fishing report By Gazza from Eildon Bait and Tackle WITH THE weather cooling down recently, Lake Eildon surface temperatures have dropped rapidly and trout activity has fired up. Flat line trolling Tassie devils in the pink, clown, frog and minnow patterns have been the most effective technique lately, with some success during the middle of the day using Paravanes to get that little bit deeper.

Above: Phil with his two helpers, Joe and Levi, with a brown trout caught in the Eildon Pondage on a pink Tassie Devil. Below: Neil from the Eildon Pondage Caravan Park with a nice rainbow trout he caught on lemon twist Power Bait.

The best areas to target have been Big River from the mouth up past Taylor’s Creek, the main arm, Jerusalem Creek and Fraser camping ground. Murray cod and yellow belly are still about but certainly less active during the cooler months. If you are chasing these guys, trolling or casting spinner baits and deep divers in purple and chartreuse are the way to go. Reddies are plentiful if you happen on the right tree using scrubbies, but the majority are small in size. Eildon Pondage has recently been stocked with over 2,000 rainbow and brown trout varying in size, but there were quite a few exbrood stock in the mix that are averaging 3lb and, as you would expect, the Power Baits and local dough are the best options for baits. Every now and then it is worth using worms and mud eyes as the trout that have been in the pondage longer do have a tendency to chase the more natural food sources. During winter the rivers and streams will dirty up with the rain inflows, so you’ll need to adjust accordingly. Bait-wise worms and maggots will be the way to go but soft plastics, small hard bodies and bladed spinners will be worth a shot as well. Do remember the rivers will be closed from midnight Monday 12 June (long weekend) until midnight Friday 1 September. However both the Eildon Pondage and Lake Eildon are open to all species of fish all year round and size and bag limits are still applicable. Catch you next issue.

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NO LICENCE REQUIRED ~ SEATING FOR 8 COME AND celebrate the opening of trout season at the Goulburn Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September from 10 am to 4 pm. It is a free event based at the Eildon Community Centre with activities for the whole family. The festival includes: • Trade expo – check out what’s new in fishing gear with exhibitors from all aspects of the tackle industry. • Release trout into the Eildon pondage (all day) – take part in stocking the Eildon Pondage with some of 1,000 rainbow trout scheduled to be released on the day. • Snobs Creek Hatchery tours – a unique opportunity to tour the site where over one million fish are produced annually. Tours depart from the Eildon Community Centre every hour from 10.30 am. • Guided Fishing on Eildon Pondage – fish for trout with expert guidance. Bait and tackle provided.

Register at the Eildon Community Centre. • Tuition and advice – talk with experts about the basics of fishing for trout, redfin and native species. • Fishing workshops – sharpen your lure and fly casting skills or learn the right knot for the right situation. All equipment supplied.

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• Cooking demonstrations – cook fish like an expert after getting some handy hints from a renowned local chef. • Prize draws – to be drawn regularly throughout the day. • Fun stuff for kids – jumping castle, face painting, balloon tying and more. • Afternoon entertainment – at the Golden Trout Hotel • Fireworks – at the Eildon Pondage at around 7pm. The trout fishing season in Victorian rivers opens at midnight on Friday 1 September, 2017. More information visit www. vic.gov.au/fishfest

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their biodiversity and contribution to ecosystem services.

RIBBONS OF Remnant Roadside is a project where roadsides of significant conservation value are showcased for

Ribbons of Remnant Roadside (RRR) was initially proposed because it was recognised that a number of our

roadsides are a place of refuge for many of our local flora and fauna, but that there was little understanding in the community as to the value these remnant roadsides provide.


Cathedral Lane wildflowers; (chocolate lily and bulbine lily). Photo Ann Jelinek. RRR is a collaborative project between Murrindindi Shire Council (MSC), Upper Goulburn Landcare Network (UGLN), and Cittaslow Yea, and is funded by a $20,000 grant obtained from the Victorian Government’s Threatened Species Protection Initiative.

understorey revegetation, new signage, and a suite of educational activities were organised on several roadsides in the area: Frees Road in Gobur, Spring Valley/ Old Spring Valley Loop in Flowerdale, Deviation Road in Kinglake, and Cathedral Lane in Taggerty.

component and help to provide our local bees, insects, butterflies, and small marsupials a food source. Approximately1,500 understorey species were planted on all four roadsides as part of National Tree Day and throughout the year by the Green Army.

During round one of the project, botanical and fauna surveys, noxious and environmental weed control,

Understorey plants are often underrepresented on roadsides, but they are an important structural

New signage was also installed on the roadsides indicating the endangered species known within the

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roadside and flora and flora endemic to that locality (identified through botanical surveys) and how the new plantings protect and enhance their habitat. Round one of the project was so successful that round two has now begun, with Kings Road in Kinglake West, Old Highlands Road in the Highlands, Burns Road in Glenburn, and Upper King Parrot Creek Road in Strath Creek.

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THE HERITAGE Machinery Festival returns to the Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum on the weekend of 9 and 10 September 2017.

a diverse range of stalls selling fruit and vegetables, coffee, local arts and crafts, books, jewellery, clothing, a barbecue and drinks.

The Festival highlights a vast array of antique machinery at work and there will be steam train rides all weekend.

The Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum focuses on recovering and preserving items of industrial tramway and logging machinery, with emphasis on the nearby Rubicon Ranges, which were a centre of logging production for nearly 50 years.

The Timber Tramway is the ideal venue for enthusiasts to display their machines and for the general public to view rare agricultural and mechanical treasures from the past. The Heritage Machinery Festival also marks the start of the thirteenth year of the Alexandra Market, which is held on the second Saturday of each month from September to May from 9 am to 1 pm on the grounds of the Timber Tramway. The Alexandra Market has

The group has accumulated an impressive collection of industrial rolling stock and machinery items that now constitutes one of the largest machinery collections in the country. As well as stationary engines, the range includes farm implements, driven machinery, tractors, and commercial trucks.

Over the past 30 years, the Timber Tramway’s direct historical link with the Rubicon Forest has been the restoration of the two original diesel locomotives used on the Rubicon to Alexandra timber tramway. They were the first diesel locomotives built in Victoria and were manufactured by Kelly and Lewis in Springvale in the mid-1930s. The museum owns or has on permanent loan ten locomotives, including steam, diesel and petrol powered, many of which are restored and operational. The Timber Tramway’s collection also includes the largest private collection of Malcolm Moore locomotives in Australia and the only remaining operational Day’s timber tramway tractor in Australia.

The Timber Tramway is a tourist railway accredited through Transport Safety Victoria and operates under the Rail Safety (Local Operations) Act 2006. A twofoot (610mm) gauge railway meanders around the station grounds, which also features a museum and workshop facilities. There are currently plans to upgrade the site, including expanding the track and creating more display space to accommodate the huge number of exhibits in the collection. This may also enable establishment of a machinery preservation group for those with an interest in machinery restoration. Any enquiries can be made by calling the ATTM information line on 0427 509 988.


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Sue Chehab (left) and Marg Mahon enjoying a cup of coffee and a laugh while making glazes at Yea Pottery Studio on a Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy Ruth Selover. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 47


Above: Pottery pieces waiting to be fired in one of the studio’s kilns.

By Emily Friedel ON WEDNESDAYS, half of the big Community Shed behind Yea Library transforms into a hive of activity. Busy hands transform lumps of clay into works of art, while busy tongues chat about pretty much anything. A vase made using the raku method, which involves pulling red-hot pottery from a custom-made raku kiln and covering it with organic, combustible materials to produce unique and unpredictable effects. Below: Members of the Yea Pottery Studio working on their ceramic projects at a Wednesday session: from left, Nola Jensen, Dee McIntosh, Marionne Rutledge, Rosemary Simon, and Margaret Rouse.

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Marg Mahon started the Yea Pottery Studio with a small group of people in 1975 after being inspired by the Arts Train, which had come through town with various craft demonstrations. The

pottery demo was a hit, and Marg was keen to try her hand at it. “I just wanted to do pottery, I was so enthusiastic about it,” Marg says. “You take a lump of clay, which is nothing really, and you turn it into something. It’s wonderful.” More than forty years later, though members have come and gone and the location of the studio has changed several times, the group is still going strong. The Yea Pottery Studio operates


mostly on funds from its small membership fees, the resourcefulness of its members and their families – everyone chips in where they can – and donations of equipment and materials. The Community Shed, which has been a boon for the group, was funded by Yea Community House and the Yea & District Community Branch of the Bendigo Bank. These days, the twelve or so people who fill the pottery studio with their creativity and cheer each Wednesday range from complete beginners to formally trained potters and one member, Coral Robben, has an extensive background in commercial ceramics. Sue Chehab, a longtime member with both a formal education in pottery and a wealth of experience, says that between them, they have the skills to do any type of pottery imaginable. Not only is the pottery group blessed with a diverse pool of skills, but they also have a very well-equipped studio: six pottery wheels, two gas kilns, a slab roller, all manner of hand tools,

moulds, the raw ingredients to make their own glazes, and a collection of ceramics literature – enough to make the eyes of both seasoned and novice potters light up. Members usually work on their own projects during the Wednesday sessions, making everything from dinnerware to sculptures, with the more experienced craftspeople helping the less experienced when needed. Every now and again the group runs a special activity, such as their raku day held every winter where friends and family of members come along to join in the fun. The raku day involves firing pottery pieces in a specially adapted 40-gallon drum and pulling them out while red hot. The pieces are then covered with organic, combustible materials like leaves or ash, which react with the glaze and clay to produce unpredictable and stunning results. With all the fire, smoke, and unique effects, the raku method is exciting enough to keep even nonpotters captivated, and it’s

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a wonderful way for the members of the Yea Pottery Studio to share what they do with loved ones. “It’s a great day, everyone loves it. We all bring food and share it. The children get involved, too. It’s a fun day because you can fire your pots and take them straight home,” Marg says. The Yea Pottery Studio members also jump at the chance to get involved with community projects and other community groups. They have held workshops for local primary school children to make Father’s Day gifts, worked with students to make a mural at Yea High School, and they made the platypus sculpture, ‘Flat Plat’, at the Y Water Discovery Centre. Yea Pottery Studio also brought the local community together to brighten up the nearby public toilets with their ‘Toil Art’ project. This project began in 2007, and the tiles that now decorate the outside walls of the toilets were two years in the making. Local primary and secondary students, Rosebank Hostel residents,

and Yea Bowling Club members all contributed to the artwork, which highlights the unique beauty of the Yea River and Yea Wetlands. The group has accomplished a great deal over the years – a pleasant surprise for Marg, who didn’t expect the group to run for as long as it has and believes her passion for pottery has helped fuel it. “I suppose it was only because I had the interest and the enthusiasm to keep it going,” she says. Walking into the bustling, smiling group on a Wednesday morning it certainly feels like Marg’s enthusiasm for ceramics is contagious and there is no doubt her initiative has brought people together and introduced many to the joys of working with clay over the years. If you’re interested in finding out more about ‘Murrindindi’s best-kept secret’ call Marg on 5797 2661 or Sue on 0408 401 458, or simply pop into the studio side of the Community Shed on a Wednesday between 10 am and 3 pm.

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RUSTIC SIMPLICITY, ALEXANDRA Rural Legends & Rustic Relics AUTHOR AND co-author of several pictorial works and photographic-style coffee table books, Melanie Faith Dove is a professional photographer with a passion for photo documentaries in Australia and overseas; she especially likes to focus on rural issues, with titles like Best Mates, Working Dogs, and High Country Cattlemen under her belt. ‘Rural Legends & Rustic Relics’ is a solo exhibition of creative imagery by awardwinning photographer Melanie Faith Dove, whose work captures the essence of Victorian High Country life on the land. Exhibition is current until end of Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

The Forest, The Farm, The Future … ‘The Forest, The Farm, The Future …’ is a group exhibition of many media celebrating the past, present and future possibilities for Alexandra and district in this, its 150th year. Join us for the opening with drinks and nibbles on Friday 16 June at 6.30 pm. The show runs until Sunday 3 September. This open themed show is of diverse local landscapes (natural and rural), and aesthetic visions for the region’s future, celebrating Alexandra and Surrounds’ 150th Birthday Year in 2017. The exhibition follows on from the inaugural ‘Von Guérard Inspired Art ~ Acheron Valley & Surrounds’ exhibition held at Rustic Simplicity in 2015. This,

in turn, was borne out of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Acheron Mechanics Institute Hall in June 2014 and was inspired in part by a visit from Dr Ruth Pullin, a Melbournebased independent art historian and expert on the life and works of Eugene von Guérard, who visited, sketched, and painted the Alexandra and district landscape some 150 years ago. Eugene von Guérard, one of Australia’s most renowned and prolific colonial artists, whilst on his Goulburn River and north-eastern Victoria expedition, journeyed from Melbourne through the Acheron Valley in 1862, sketchbooks in hand, with the view to both scientifically and artistically document the region. Von Guérard is

famous for his panoramas, for example, his paintings of the Cathedral Ranges, and his famous Waterfall, Strath Creek, which are superb examples of his scientific style; but he also sketched views of rivers and creeks, trees, farm dwellings and local scenes. This 2017 exhibition is to further mark von Guerard’s visit to the Acheron Valley and surrounds; to recognise the valuable contribution he made historically and artistically; to encourage contemporary artists to engage with the natural and rural worlds around us, whilst contemplating their aesthetic visions for Alexandra and district’s future; and to manifest them creatively, either inspired by, and/or in the spirit of von Guérard.

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FOR ANYONE with a passion for creativity and fibre art, this year’s Murrindindi Beanie Festival is taking place once again in the community of Alexandra on 22 and 23 July. The festival is open to people of all ages and abilities including kids (entries due Wednesday 12 July). The popular category ‘Murrindindi Madness’ will return, with this year’s theme being ‘Aussie Bush’ and two new categories have been added: ‘Anything Goes Beanie’ and ‘Winter Warmers’. ‘Teapot Beanie’, ‘Most Down to Earth Beanie’, ‘Funky Fibre Fusion’ and ‘Traditional’ categories are all returning favourites. You can knit, crochet, sew or felt your beanies or maybe you have another medium in mind. The two-day festival promises to provide fun and frivolity as amazing beanies of all shapes and sizes will be donated, displayed and available to purchase throughout the event. The Festival also includes an auction of some of the most creative beanies and the Beanie Bazaar on Saturday. Knitting and crochet classes are held in the Alexandra Library on Friday afternoons from 2 pm and don’t forget the She Shed held at the Alex Hotel & Café every Thursday morning – everyone is welcome. Entry forms available in local stores or check us out on Facebook www.facebook.com/ MurrindindiBeanieFestivalVictoria

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By Tammy Lovett

“She hasn’t done this before.”

I COULD hear her screaming next to me, the sound echoing in my ears; the only other noise I could distinguish was the thumping of my heart crashing against my chest.

Earlier that day, the vastness of the Sahara lay in the far distance before me, and bustling Marrakesh with its thriving souks lay behind.

I looked down and could no longer make out the outline of my hand in the darkness, but I could feel the pull of rope in my palm. It was late, much too late to be on a mountain, guiding a mule along a narrow path with my petrified mum on its back. It was much too late indeed, and yet there I was. Morocco lies to the far north-west corner of the African continent, bordered by Algeria and the Western Sahara and hemmed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Its population of more than 34 million live within its diverse geographical regions – amongst its mountainous interior, along its coastlines, inside its heaving cities, and amid its desert landscapes. “Look after your mum,” those words kept replaying over in my mind.

The sun was warm on my face even though the icy breeze froze my nose and fingertips, and there I was, standing on the summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s tallest peak, 4167 meters high. But I wasn’t alone; and while I was exploding with excitement, my mum was busy calculating what would make anybody climb anything higher than a foot ladder and just how on earth she now found herself confronting her biggest fear: height. It’s said people aren’t afraid of height, it’s the fear of falling that gets them, and as I looked to the earth thousands of meters below, I suddenly thought perhaps this wasn’t one of my best ideas. Morocco is a vibrant country; its predominantly Muslim inhabitants speak a mix of languages, Berber, Arabic, and French. Its history is rich, and its endlessly winding

bazaars are melting pots of Moroccan culture, dancing to the beat of their own drum, a pulse running through them. A world away in the sleepy mountain village of Imlil the day before all was quiet; my mum and I sat eating breakfast and sipping warm tea. I found a small, ramshackle shop and asked the man behind the counter for a map. He wanted far too much, I haggled over the price in typical Moroccan fashion but eventually conceded it was something I couldn’t do without and parted with my dirhams. I found myself on the map and worked out which way to point it, while rugged mountain men watched me trace a path with my finger between the myriad of lines. The men were impressed. “You don’t need a guide,” they concluded; I had passed their test. In winter Mt Toubkal is covered in snow, but the snows had almost completely disappeared when we arrived. In summer the climb to the top isn’t a technical one, in winter it’s a different story, and people have died in their attempts.

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The sun was warm on our faces as we sat sipping tea in the afternoon light, as it fell from the sky it became freezing, wind whipping across mountains with snow still clinging to their rocky faces. Sometime the next morning we were on Toubkal and climbing. It couldn’t be much further, I thought, as the refuge became a distant speck below. I was wrong. We hiked all morning across boulders, through snow, and up endless scree slopes that crumbled away underfoot

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I could feel the altitude right away, even in Imlil at 1740m. The air was thin, and it was hard to breathe. By mid-afternoon, we had hiked along the valley floor and wound our way further into the Atlas Mountains. Eventually, the refuge came into sight, and we were greeted with more tea and more weathered mountain men.

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down the mountain and into the valley below. Imlil isn’t far from Marrakesh, and before long we were deposited back in its hustle and bustle once again, it was midnight, the air was hot and thick with

excitement as Ramadan was about to begin. When she isn’t travelling, Tammy calls Narbethong home. A journalist and writer, Tammy has found herself in some unique situations and places around the world. For more visit www.tammylovett.wordpress.com


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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

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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

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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

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Yea Country Market

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 Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 61


IN AND AROUND THE MURRINDINDI SHIRE

JUNE 2017 Saturday 3 ~ WINE TASTING AND LIVE MUSIC AT PEPPERCORN Peppercorn Hotel, 21A Station Street, Yea Come along on the first Saturday of each month to enjoy our FREE wine tasting and live music event - see our website, Facebook or Instagram for updates on who’s playing each month. 3pm-6pm. W: www.yeapeppercorn.com.au P: (03) 5797 2000 F: yeapeppercorn I: @yeapeppercorn SUNDAY 4 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mike and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Sunday 4 – Sunday 25 ~ Sunday Family Fun Day at Kerrisdale Mountain Railway Kerrisdale Mountain Railway and Museum, 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kerrisdale The two foot gauge tourist railway in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges offers spectacular views and a fully operational steam museum. Come and have a fun filled day for all the family. Trains run at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm every Sunday. W: www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au E: douglas@eck.net.au P: 0407 823 739 Sunday 4 ~ Children’s Chocolate Making Class Chocolate in Marysville, 18-20 Murchison Street, Marysville The class will teach children the basics of making chocolate creations, conducted by the Chocolate in Marysville Chocolatier and each child receives an apron, hat, all the chocolate creations they make to take home and a Young Chocolatier Certificate. W: www.terracottadays.com.au E: info@terracottadays.com.au P: 03 5963 4175 Saturday 10 ~ TAGGERTY 4 SEASONS MARKET Taggerty Community Hall, 3 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Taggerty Local produce featuring wine, honey, olive oil, preserves, baked goods and soaps, fruit and vegetables, plants, bric-a-brac, crafts, BBQ sausages and hot coffee. 8.30am-12.30pm E: tgstore@bigpond.com P: 0419 376 206 Saturday 10 ~ TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL SERVICE Rotary Park, Alexandra Victorian truck drivers memorial service held to unveil names of lost truck drivers each year. 2pm W: www.alexandratruckshow.com.au E: info@alexandratruckshow.com.au P 0418 266 038 Saturday 10 & sunday 11~ Alexandra Speedway Gordon Street, Alexandra 100 Lap Derby Heats, Standard Saloon, Victorian Short Circuit Championships, SSA Juniors Heats and finals. On dogleg 2pm Sat, 1pm Sun. www.alexandraspeedway.org.au Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 ~ Alexandra Quilt Exhibition Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra Display of beautiful quilts by the Alexandra Quilters Inc.,featuring the work of local quilters. The Quilt Challenge this year will be a “Cherished Memory” quilt. After the show they will be donated to the Mercy Hospital. Charity Quilt to be raffled with funds going to the Alexandra Scouts. $5 entry. Saturday 12-4pm, Sunday 10am- 4pm. E: alexquilters@gmail.com P: 03 5772 1193 Sunday 11 June ~ Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show Grant Street, Alexandra Australia’s premier regional truck show featuring over 170 rigs, hundreds of rods and utes, live music, specialist vehicles, markets, championship woodchop titles. A fantastic family day out. Entry is free. 10am-4pm W: www.alexandratruckshow.com.au E: info@alexandratruckshow.com.au P: 0418 266 038 62 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017

JUNE 2017 Friday 16 ~ The Forest, The Farm, The Future exhibition Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ shedS, 74 Grant Street, Alexandra A group exhibition of many media celebrating the past, present and future possibilities for Alexandra & District in this, its 150th Year. Opening from 6pm. Runs until Sunday 3 September 10am-4pm daily. Free entry. P: 0419 517 045 friday 16 & saturday 17 ~ Wood Fired Pizza @ Fawcett Hall 655 Spring Creek Road, Fawcett Hosted by Harvesting the Feast – perfect for sitting back and enjoying a wood fired pizza with family and friends. Eat-in BYO welcome or take-away Open from 5pm • Bookings/orders required W: www.harvestingthefeast.com.au E: catering@harvestingthefeast.com.au P: Lyn 03 5772 3053 M 0402125370 sunday 18 ~ GRAND CALEDONIAN open miKE The Grand Caledonian Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. P: 5797 2513 FRIDAY 23 ~ FESTIVAL OF LIGHT & lantern walk St John’s Anglican Church Hall, Downey Street, Alexandra Soup and rolls before the event. 5.30pm-8.00pm W: www.alexanglicans.org E: paul.wood@alexanglicans.org P: Rev Paul Wood 0433 855 326 Saturday 24 ~ Lake Mountain Sprint-X Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville The Sprint-X is a fun sprint ski loop with jumps, berms and plenty of crashes. Held in the main village area, spectators can get involved in all the action. W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au E: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au P: 03 5957 7201

JULY 2017

JULY

Saturday 1 ~ Womendjeka - Celebrating NAIDOC Week Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Womendjeka. Welcome. Come, learn and celebrate the history and culture of the Taungurung people. 1pm: Guided tour to discover the indigenous and bush tucker plants of the Yea Wetlands. Indigenous wetlands walk trail quiz and Sand Wizard Art for the kids. Places limited– bookings essential. W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 Saturday 1 ~ WINE TASTING AND LIVE MUSIC AT PEPPERCORN Peppercorn Hotel, 21A Station Street, Yea Come along on the first Saturday of each month to enjoy our FREE wine tasting and live music event - see our website, Facebook or Instagram for updates on who’s playing each month. 3pm-6pm. W: www.yeapeppercorn.com.au P: (03) 5797 2000 F: yeapeppercorn I: @yeapeppercorn SUNDAY 2 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mike and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. 2pm. W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Sunday 2 to Sunday 30 ~ Kerrisdale Mountain Railway 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kerrisdale Trains run at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm every Sunday. W: www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au E: douglas@eck.net.au P: 0407 823 739 Wednesday 5 ~ Womendjeka - Celebrating NAIDOC Week Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Kids Activities at 10am and 2pm. Join a talented indigenous artist to create bush animals from natural materials found and collected in the Yea Wetlands. Places are limited so bookings are essential please. W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663


JULY 2017 Sunday 9 ~ Junior Sprint X & Lake Mountain Mini Series 1 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville The Junior Sprint X and Lake Mountain Mini Series 1 is a great way to introduce young skiers to not so serious grass roots racing. It provides a good opportunity for families to come along and enjoy these fun events. W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au/events/2017-australian-cross-countryskiing-race-calendar-#.WLyOqBJ97K0 E: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au P: 03 5957 7201 Wednesday 12 ~ School Holiday Fun at The Wetlands Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Come along to the Y Water Discovery Centre at Yea Wetlands and join in a program full of fun and educational activities for primary school aged children. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Gold coin donations appreciated. 10am-11.30am. W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 sunday 16 ~ GRAND CALEDONIAN open miKE The Grand Caledonian Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. P: 5797 2513 friday 21 & saturday 22 ~ Wood Fired Pizza @ Fawcett Hall 655 Spring Creek Road, Fawcett Hosted by Harvesting the Feast – perfect for sitting back and enjoying a wood fired pizza with family and friends. Eat-in BYO welcome or take-away Open from 5pm • Bookings/orders required W: www.harvestingthefeast.com.au E: catering@harvestingthefeast.com.au P: Lyn 03 5772 3053 M 0402125370 Saturday 22 ~ Christmas in July - Holmesglen at Eildon Holmesglen At Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon Beat the winter blues and celebrate Christmas in July with friends, family or work colleagues at Holmesglen at Eildon. Live music throughout the evening and a visit from Santa. Enjoy a four course meal, bring the kids for a two course meal and a gift from Santa. Call or email to book. W: www.holmesglen.edu.au E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au P: 03 5774 2631 Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 ~ Murrindindi Beanie Festival St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 39 Downey Street, Alexandra The Murrindindi Beanie Festival Vic promises to provide fun and frivolity as beanies of all shapes and sizes are donated, displayed and available to purchase throughout the event. Hot soup will be served and a selection of the very best beanies will be auctioned on Saturday 22 at 3pm, while a mini market adds to the fun. Doors open 10am-4pm. W: www.facebook.com/MurrindindiBeanieFestivalVictoria/ E: cazart@live.com.au P: 0400 997 655 Sunday 23 ~ Bullfight Charge & Lake Mountain Mini Series 2 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville The Bullfight Charge is the major ski event of the season at Lake Mountain; a fun tour event which is popular for all abilities from fit skiers right through to novice skiers who just want to enjoy the challenge of the course. Held alongside the Mini Series 2 - races for young skiers following the Mini Series 1. W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au E: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au P: 03 5957 7201 Sunday 30 ~ Lake Mountain Mini Series 3A & 3B Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville The Lake Mountain Mini Series 3A and 3B is the final of the Mini Series, another great event for young cross country skiers to get involved in the racing scene. Come along and show your support. W: www.lakemountainresort.com.au E: admin@lakemountainresort.com.au P: 03 5957 7201 Some entries in calendar of events courtesy Goulburn River Valley Tourism

AUGUST 2017 Friday 4 ~ TASTE OF TAMWORTH Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street UGFM - Radio Murrindindi with Carter and Carter, by popular demand, bring another Taste of Tamworth to your own backyard with a great night of family entertainment. Luke O’shea, Karin Page and Anthony Taylor will perform along with Carter and Carter at the Alexandra Town Hall. 7pm-11pm W: www.ugfm.org E: info@carter-carter.com P: 0416 075 638 Saturday 3 ~ WINE TASTING AND LIVE MUSIC AT PEPPERCORN Peppercorn Hotel, 21A Station Street, Yea Come along on the first Saturday of each month to enjoy our FREE wine tasting and live music event – see our website, Facebook or Instagram for updates on who’s playing each month. 3pm-6pm. W: www.yeapeppercorn.com.au P: (03) 5797 2000 F: yeapeppercorn I: @yeapeppercorn SUNDAY 6 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mike and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. 2pm. W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Sunday 6 – Sunday 27~ Kerrisdale Mountain Railway and Museum 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway, Kerrisdale Tourist railway in the Tallarook Ranges with a fully operational steam museum. Trains run at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm every Sunday. W: www.kerrisdalemtnrailway.com.au E: douglas@eck.net.au P: 0407 823 739 Saturday 12 ~ Our Future, Our Earth Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Celebrate National Science Week at the Y Water Discovery Centre. Learn how to generate electricity using water, clean up polluted water after an oil spill, and discover what causes erosion and what we can do to rectify the problem. 10am and 2pm. Please book in advance. W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 Saturday 12~ Alexandra Speedway Gordon Street, Alexandra 3 hour Enduro heats and finals on the dogleg. Start 2pm. www.alexandraspeedway.org.au Saturday 12 ~ Winter Warrior Challenge Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, 1071 Lake Mountain Road This race is the only Warrior Challenge race of 2017. Come and try your mettle in the snow – you will be surprised how easy and amazingly fun it all is. Come and give it a try, if you run after the first heat the elite runners have blazed the trail for you and it is pretty easy going. W: www.warriorchallenge.com.au/ E: info@warriorchallenge.com.au P: 03 5957 7201 friday 18 & saturday 19 ~ Wood Fired Pizza @ Fawcett Hall 655 Spring Creek Road, Fawcett Hosted by Harvesting the Feast. Eat-in BYO welcome or take-away. Open from 5pm • Bookings/orders required W: www.harvestingthefeast.com.au E: catering@harvestingthefeast.com.au P: Lyn 03 5772 3053 M 0402125370 Saturday 19 ~ ST JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH HIGH TEA St John’s Parish Hall, Downey Street, Alexandra Afternoon tea, musical entertainment, lucky door prizes, raffles, spot prizes and prizes for dressing to the theme, ‘A Day At The Races’. $20 per person includes a glass of champagne. 2pm W: www.alexanglicans.org E: linda.iandavis@virtual.net.au P: 5772 2185 sunday 20 ~ GRAND CALEDONIAN open miKE The Grand Caledonian Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. P: 5797 2513 Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 63


Business & trades directory . . . AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

AUTOMOTIVE

102 High Street Yea 5797 2562 or 0498 713 112 (previously Yea Car Care)

• RACV roadside service • All servicing and mechanical repairs • Towing and RACV batteries • All lawn mowers and outdoor equipment • Tractor repairs • Tyre repair and new tyre sales • Car detailing

AUTOMOTIVE

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

AUTOMOTIVE

Eildon Auto Spares Yea Mechanical Repairs 3 Grevillea Street Yea Phone Kel – Workshop 5797 2200 Mobile 0419 979 373

Servicing All Makes And Models

• tyres • wheel alignments • computer diagnostics AUTOMOTIVE

Boz Miljkovic Mechanic 61 Downey Street Alexandra

Ph (03) 5772 3232

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

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• Auto Spares • Auto Accessories • Fishing Tackle and Bait • Fishing Licences • Water Sports Equipment • Boat Safety Gear • Gumboots Gary Constantine 7-8 Main Street Eildon Ph 03 5774 2712 Fax 03 5774 2738 CABINET MAKER

Specialising in all facets of cabinet making • Kitchens • Vanities • Laundries • Wardrobes • Office fit-outs

Latest range of fittings, finishes and design for all domestic and commercial projects Visit our showroom to view a wide range of samples and trial our display kitchen 42 Aitken Street Alexandra Ph 5772 1000 Fax 5772 1088 awcabinets@bigpond.com


COMMUNICATIONS

ELECTRICIAN

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

INDUSTRIAL | COMMERCIAL | DOMESTIC

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

Phone 03 5772 1292

Based in Taggerty & covering Murrindindi Shire New Homes & Extensions

Sheds Wired

Maintenance / Breakdowns

Safety Switches

Phone / TV / Data Cabling

Underground Power

Split Systems Supplied & Installed

Competitive Rates

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

E: info@blackwoodelec.com.au

CONCRETING

AU: 30928

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN • House slabs • Shed slabs • Driveways • Paths

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

• 3.6 TONNE EXCAVATOR • TIP TRUCK • BOB CAT

• Everything electrical • Domestic • Commercial • Undergrounds • Electrical design • Trenching • Solar installations Ph

Luke Hill 0409 250 234

0418 543 310

Rec No 12906

rocknconc@gmail.com DOG GROOMING

www.etecelectrical.com.au

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN Grimshaw Electrics For all your electrical and communication requirements

Peter Donald

0429 808 596 REC 16666

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ELECTRICIAN

GLASS PRODUCTS

specialising in all aspects of the flat glass trade

FOR ALL YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS CONTACT JAY

0439 842 030 • DOMESTIC • COMMERCIAL • BREAKDOWNS • MAINTENANCE • 4 X 4 TRENCHER • SOLAR SYSTEMS • GENERATOR BACK-UP SYSTEMS

• INDUSTRIAL • UNDERGROUNDS • GRID CONNECT • STANDALONE

jay@williamselec.com.au

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

FLOORING

Environmentally Friendly

Floor Sanding and Finishing

AND PRINTING SERVICES

P: 03 5772 1026 M: 0418 556 107 E: publishing@friedel.net.au

SPECIALISING IN NON TOXIC POLYURETHANE COATINGS NEW & OLD TIMBER, PARQUETRY & CORK

TIM SKERRITT 0439 358 880 Alexandra & District

FURNITURE & FLOORING

HYDRAULICS / INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES

12 Hunter Road, Healesville Vic 3777 P 03 5962 6444 • E sales@hhis.com.au • F 03 5962 6455 • SALES • SERVICE • SPARES • REPAIRS

CHOOKIES

1 Hall Street Alexandra Ph 5772 2152 66 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017

Hydraulics, Tools & Machinery, Fasteners, Hardware & Equipment Hire


HEATING

PANEL BEATING / SPRAY PAINTING trust only GENUINE Coonara Woodheaters

Keep warm this winter with the latest styles and colours in solid fuel heaters.

Manczal Panel Worx

• Slate Hearths • Stainless Steel Flues • Fireside Tools • Flue Brushes • Heater Replacement Parts

BOWD HEATING

65 Downey Street Alexandra

Specialising in custom painting & restoration of all classic cars We do all the hard work for you All electrical, trims & upholstery, rust repairs & steel fabrication 2 Pak Specialist ~ we use and recommend DNA Paints

Ph 03 5772 1045

HANDYMAN / MAINTENANCE SERVICES

5 Peterkin Place Alexandra 0405 581 093 | 0488 783 339 | 5772 2617 manczalpanelworx@gmail.com PLUMBER

FREE QUOT ES

Steve’s

Maintenance Service Honest and Reliable Mowing, Slashing, Brush Cutting, Gardening, Gutters Cleaned, Rubbish Removed, Household Repairs and Maintenance

Your plumbing specialist

Lic No 37388

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

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

Phone Steve 5772 2451 Mobile 0409 430 271

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

LOCKSMITH

SERVICE STATION

Mitch A Fix Services • Registered Victorian • Lock Repairs Security Equipment Installer • Installations • Discrete Prompt & the • Re-Keying Reliable Service key to y • Key Cutting our secu • Code Cutting rity • Key Alike Whole House Systems

Peter Mitchell Ph 0409 285 589 / AH 5772 2737 pmitch1958@bigpond.com

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 Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2017 – 67


SERVICE STATION

TREE SERVICES

Servicing Alexandra, Yea and surrounding districts Obligation free quotes

B P Yea

31 High St Yea Ph 5797 2008

Endeavour Alexandra 10 Downey St Alexandra Ph 03 5772 1227

• • • • • • • • •

All Petrol Grades and LPG Hot Food Swap n Go Gas Bottles Lubricants and Automotive Accessories Groceries Large Variety of Snacks and Beverages Mobile Phone Recharge iTunes vouchers available WalknTalk Phone Chargers

PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE • Tree pruning and removal • Stump removal • Branch chipping/Mulch • Consultancy and tree reports • Wood chipper and truck

• 12m and 19m cherry pickers • Bobcat + 5.5 ton Excavator • Wood splitter • Complete insurance • Emergency work

Al Seaton 0438 751 932

5775 1935

265 Dead Horse Lane Mansfield info@highcountrytrees.com.au www.highcountrytreeservices.com.au

For easy access pumps, monthly promo specials and service with a smile call in today!

SIGN WRITING

TREE SERVICES

• Insured

Reliable •

• Experienced

5778 9603 STOCK AND STATION AGENTS

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

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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


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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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 Waverley Guest House Alexandra 5772 1146 White Lotus B&B 5963 7126 Narbethong Yea Motel 5797 2660 Yea Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea 5797 2000 APPLIANCE STORE Chookies 5772 2152 Alexandra AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Alexandra Automotive Alexandra 5772 3232 Alexandra Tyrepower Alexandra 5772 3456 Eildon Auto Spares Eildon 5774 2712 High Country 4x4 Mansfield 5779 1955 Yea Automotive Service Centre 5797 2562 Yea Mechanical Repairs 5797 2200 BANKS Bendigo Bank Kinglake 5786 1656 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 5963 3753 Marysville Footsteps Family Footwear Alexandra 5772 1503 Inspire on Grant Alexandra 5772 2311 Miller’s Mensland Alexandra 5772 1254 Your Wardrobe 5797 2309 Yea COMMUNICATIONS Country Tech 5772 3165 Alexandra Weeks Radio 5772 1292 Alexandra COMPUTERS Country Tech 5772 3165 Alexandra Murrindindi Computers Alexandra 5772 1403 CONCRETING 0409 250 234 Rock ‘n’ Conc DENTAL CLINIC Alexandra Dental Clinic 5772 1073

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DOG GROOMING In The Pink Taggerty 5774 7242 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 Lake Mountain Cafe Lake Mountain 5957 7253 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 Blackwood Electrics Taggerty 0418 997 780 / 0434 100 518 E-Tec Electrical Contractor Alexandra 0418 543 310 Grimshaw Electrics Thornton 0429 808 596 J Williams Electrical Alexandra 0439 842 030 FISHING SUPPLIES Eildon Bait & Tackle Eildon 5774 2712 Totally Trout Alexandra 5772 2662 FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING Tim Skerritt Alexandra 0439 358 880 FURNITURE STORES Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 GALLERIES 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 Yarck 5773 4204 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 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 Eildon Hardware 5774 2081 Mitre 10 Alexandra 5772 2188 Mansfield 5775 2511 Yea 5797 2290 HEALTH / BEAUTY / WELLBEING Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 Jessica’s Sheer Beauty Alexandra 5772 3322 Sound Imaging Alexandra 57720947 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 Beaufort Manor Yea 0400 848 575 Buxton Hotel Buxton 5774 7381 Eildon Resort Eildon 5774 2415 Flowerdale Hotel Flowerdale 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 5600 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 5797 2660 Yea Motel Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea 5797 2000 HOUSEBOAT HIRE/SALES Waters Edge House Boat Hire Eildon 0437 944 162 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 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 ENTERTAINER Josie Parsons 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 NURSING HOME Darlingford Nursing Home Eildon 5774 2711 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 5772 2649 Alexandra PLUMBERS Travis Capp Plumbing Alexandra 0419 553 803 POLITICIANS Cathy McGowan AO MP Independant Member for Indi 5721 7077 Cindy McLeish MP State Member for Eildon 9730 1066


REAL ESTATE AGENTS Elders Alexandra 0419 558 032 Eildon Real Estate 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 BP Yea 5797 2008 Eildon One Stop Fuel Eildon 5774 2220 Endeavour Alexandra Alexandra 5772 1227 Shell Buxton Buxton 5774 7171 Simpson & Sons P/L Alexandra 5772 1205 SIGN WRITING Alexandra Signs 5772 1145 SKI HIRE / SNOW BUS Cross Country Ski Hire Marysville 5963 3322 Lakle Mountain Apline Resort Lake Mountain lakemountain.com.au Lake Mountain Snow Bus Marysville 5963 3753 Marysville Ski Centre Marysville 5963 3455 SOLICITORS Williams Hunt Alexandra 5772 1493 STOCK AND STATION AGENTS Elders Alexandra 5772 1052 Yea5797 2037 Landmark Embling Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 TREE SERVICES JT’s Trees 0413 671 066 TOWING & SALVAGE Motivated Towing & Salvage Eildon 5774 2727 TROUT FARMS Buxton Trout Farm 5774 7370 Eildon Trout Farm Thornton 5773 2377 TYRES Alexandra Tyrepower 5772 3456 ULTRASOUND IMAGING Sound Imaging Alexandra 57720947 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 5797 2663 Yea 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

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 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 & District Lapidary Club..... 5774 2908 Alexandra & District Motorcycle Club ......................................................www.admcc.com.au Alexandra Quilters.................................... 5772 1897 Buxton Craft Activities............................. 5774 7291 Eildon & District Woodworking Guild.5774 7513 Eildon Art Group........................................ 5773 2306 Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club.. 0433 291 495 Upper Goulburn Field Naturalists........ 5772 1189 Yea Camera Club........................................ 5797 3228 Yea Film Society......................................... 5797 2480 MURRINDINDI SHIRE COUNCIL 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 – WINTER 2017 – 71


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To Yea 13km

HWY B320

RD

Acheron River

EY B340 VALL

CR EE K

Th e

B300

RD

OO ND

( Maindample

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M AR t G re a

( Yarck (

M AR

Rail

Victoria n

NDAH

HW Y

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ND

RD

B300

U

LA ND

RD

Gobur

HWY

ID

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Terip

KA

( (

To Gobur (Top Rd to Yarck Rd)

M

To Sydney 736km & Benalla 50km

Merton 

To Euroa

MI DL AN LIN D K HW Y

Murrindindi Shire East Map Terip

Lake or large river To Woods Point


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