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Mountain Clay...................................................................................9 Yea Pottery kiln.............................................................................. 13 Cindy’s promise.............................................................................. 17 The puzzling platypus................................................................. 21 Hope for Kinglake quolls............................................................ 27 Cycling in the forest...................................................................... 33

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Page 9: Yvette De Lacy in her Kinglake studio shaping clay that will become functional art for someone’s kitchen. Above:Yvette with a selection of her stoneware ceramics, which are not only renowned for their beauty, but are hardy items that will survive everyday use and frequent trips to the dishwasher. By Emily Friedel

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n an old potato shed on a flower farm in Kinglake, Yvette De Lacy is making functional ware ceramics with fine art flair. After doing various art subjects in her final year of high school, Yvette knew she wanted to continue her art studies, but wasn’t sure in which direction. Others suggested her ceramics portfolio was a standout, so she took it to the Victorian College of the Arts. Her visit to the ceramics department sealed the deal. “There were all these muddy people, and I thought it was awesome, and they said

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you’re in, so I didn’t go to any more interviews,” she says. Yvette completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, focusing on ceramic sculpture, in the early 90s. But, like many young artists, she bumped up against the reality that breaking into the world of professional art is not easy. “I waited tables, and I went overseas for a few years and did similar stuff, worked in pubs. I studied archaeology as well because I didn’t know what to do – it was so hard back then unless you had a gallery – so I didn’t really do ceramics for a long time.” Then, in her late twenties, Yvette did a Diploma of

Education at the University of Melbourne and became an art teacher. She got her hands back into the clay, picking up the odd ceramics class and dabbling in sculpture on the side every now and again. Later, a magazine article about Victorian potter Bridget Bodenham, (known for her tableware), sparked the idea that functional ware was worth a shot. As this thought quietly burned in the back of her mind over a few years, Yvette saw other Australian potters like Susan Simonini selling beautiful but useful ceramics for the home, and that gave her the push to start.

Mountain Clay was born, and from there, things happened quickly. “I opened an Etsy store in 2014, and I did one firing and one market up here at Kinglake, and then I was a finalist in the Etsy Design Awards within the first couple of months. It really took off.” Yvette’s approach to making useable pottery was an instant hit, which may be because her foray into functional ware is more of an extension of her sculptural work rather than an abrupt sidestep from it. “I think making sculpture really helped my aesthetic because I think about the


Many of Yvette’s designs are inspired by her mountain surrounds, and even as her work evolved from her early days of sculpting, the deep appreciation of nature remains a core theme. “Originally I made lots of sculptures of mountains or islands, so when I started making pots I made them like mountains, but with a little opening, so nothing’s really changed.” textures probably more so than I think about the functionality of the piece, and I do add elements of sculpture,” she says. “I try to make every little piece an artwork; I try not to make them too massproduced.” Much of Yvette’s design inspiration comes from her immediate surroundings in Kinglake and tell stories of mountains, forests and wildlife, as well as her relationship with them. “The trees in my pieces originally came from when we first moved to Kinglake. We had a fire in 2006 that came all the way up past our house – that was really frightening – and that shape started with the dead, burnt trees. Then we got hit by Black Saturday, and I didn’t want to draw the black trees anymore because we were surrounded by black trees, so I started drawing them with canopies, I guess that was my way of getting through it.”

At the heart of her work, there is also concern for the environment she adores.

special plate for will say, ‘I eat off your plate every day.’ I love that.”

blue-green mountain ranges while adding a touch of fine art to those everyday items.

“When I’m doing my pieces, I’m thinking about how we’ve got this beauty, and I don’t want it to go, and I want my daughter to see it.”

The popularity of Yvette’s rustic, eclectic tableware allowed her to become a fulltime ceramicist nearly a quarter of a century after she completed her fine arts degree. In 2018, she stopped teaching to focus on building Mountain Clay.

For more information on Mountain Clay, or to make an appointment to visit the studio, go to mountainclay. com or @mountainclay on Instagram or call Yvette on 0407 484 872.

While her ceramics still provide an outlet for artistic expression, Yvette has also found joy in knowing that people use her creations on a daily basis. “Local people I’ve made a

Now Yvette spends all her work days in the studio looking out at Kinglake’s

Yvette will be opening her studio as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studio on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August from 10am to 4pm. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 11


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n April 12, Yea Pottery Studio (YPS) launched its brand new, automatic, three-phase kiln, which was purchased with grant money from Murrindindi Shire Council, Yea & District Community Bank, and funds raised by studio members.

Photo page 13: The new automatic, electric kiln at Yea Pottery Studio all loaded up and ready to fire with a few simple button presses. Above: From left to right: Marg Mahon (YPS Founder), Sue Chehab (President), and Katrina Spooner (Vice President) speaking at the kiln launch to an audience of community members and officials from Murrindindi Shire Council and Yea & District Community Bank.

The new electric kiln replaces a finicky gas kiln, which required the magic touch of 85-year-old Marg Mahon to fire properly. But YPS President Sue Chehab says that “anyone and everyone” can work the new kiln – it’s that simple to operate.

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Present at the kiln launch were Mayor Sandice McAulay, CEO Craig Lloyd and Councillor Rebecca Bowles from Murrindindi Shire Council, which contributed $3500 towards the kiln. Also present were CEO Sam Hicks and Branch Manager Lyn Southurst from Yea & District Community Bank, which chipped in $1461 to the $5000 total. Representatives from both organisations were suitably impressed when Katrina demonstrated how the new kiln works with nothing more than a handful of button presses.

Marg, who founded the Studio in 1975, feels that the new kiln will help encourage more creativity. “Before there were long waits between firings, but the new kiln means people feel they should do as much pottery as they can because it fires so quickly now,” Marg says.

firing services to the wider community”.

Yea Pottery Studio has doubled its memberships in the past year to 20 members, and Marg says a lot of this growth has happened since the arrival of the new kiln.

Katrina Spooner, YPS Vice President, said in her speech at the launch that the addition of the upgraded kiln would “allow YPS to continue to grow by offering

The Yea Pottery Studio Committee is confident the new kiln will attract more enthusiastic artists and potential potters to keep the studio going for another 40 plus years.


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

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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

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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

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Jo Smyth (left) and Cindy Cattach with one of their rescue horses, and Cindy’s Promise unofficial mascot, Twister.

By Emily Friedel

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wister, named for his wonky muzzle, came to Cindy’s Promise as a frightened and confused sixmonth-old foal. At the sale yards, people were saying he was just a horse with a bent nose, but Cindy Cattach knew exactly what his condition was and scooped him up immediately to save him from any number of potentially miserable fates. Twister has wry nose, a congenital deformity of the nose and upper jaw, and Cindy, who has been a vet nurse for 25 years, was aware that he would need a

little extra attention to live a comfortable life “Horses with wry nose are reasonably uncommon; most that are born are usually euthanased straight away. Twister’s a reasonably mild case, so he had no problems drinking off his mum, he eats like a normal horse, he behaves like a normal horse, he doesn’t know he’s any different. He has to have his teeth done more often to make sure that he can still eat effectively. But also because his face is twisted to one side, his airway is partially compromised. This means that he is more susceptible to things like

heat stress if overly exerted. So if he ran around silly on a very hot day or someone tried to ride him excessively or he got a nasty cold then he could potentially struggle a little,” Cindy says. Now, all grown up, Twister is an affable, gentle horse who has become a bit of a mascot for Cindy’s Promise – Rescue & Rehab Inc. “He’s just like our puppy dog, he’s just beautiful, and everyone adores him – our supporters absolutely love him.” Twister is one of the many horses who have realised their full potential through

rehabilitation at Cindy’s Promise, which began when Cindy bought a standardbred that had been rescued before he met his demise at the knackery. “I’ve had horses since I was a little kid, and it was probably about six years ago I got my first standardbred horse. So then I started looking into standardbreds, reading about how incredible these horses are – you can do anything with them – and then I read about all the wastage from the harness racing industry, and it just made me want to do more. That’s where it all started,” Cindy says. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 17


In 2015, Cindy made her horse rescuing operation official and registered Cindy’s Promise as a notfor-profit organisation. She still takes in many horses from the standardbred and thoroughbred racing industries, along with horses from a variety of sources including RSPCA referrals, private surrenders and council impounds. And she’s not afraid to tackle cases that no one else can manage. “Most of them are pretty emaciated. I’ll take cases that no one else will take, so they can take up to twelve months of rehab, and it’s around-the-clock: feeding tiny amounts every hour and monitoring gut sounds, monitoring everything. A lot of the ones we’ve saved were skeletons when we got them, and we literally don’t know how they survived,” she says. At one point, the demands of

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caring for the horses became so great that Cindy had to choose between her rescue organisation and her job. She chose the horses. “I quit my dream zoo nursing job a couple of years ago to do this fulltime, and just recently I’ve gone back to work a couple of days a week at Mountain Ranges Vet Clinic in Kinglake because I’ve got amazing volunteers now.” As well as committed volunteers, Cindy’s Promise has a support network of experts who can address all aspects of rehabilitation: equine vet Chris Heislers, vets from Yarrambat Vet Clinic, horse trainers, specialist farriers, and foster carers. “We don’t do anything by halves; we want the best for all of them.” While a handful of horses

with higher care needs like Twister are permanent residents, Cindy and her team aim to get their horses healthy – both mentally and physically – and adopted out to loving homes. Horses from Cindy’s Promise are adopted out on contracts that ensure they never end up back in the types of situations they were rescued from in the first place. Adopters are required to provide regular updates on the horses they’ve taken in, and it seems they’re more than happy to do so. “They’re supposed to send me photos every three months, and I go and visit the horses as well, but pretty much all of them saturate me with photos. I love it. Every day I get up and get on my phone and see photos of my beautiful horses. There are kids out competing on ponies and horses that

would now be dead if they hadn’t been rescued.” These success stories make all the hard work worth it, Cindy says, and she wants to encourage more people to find out just how rewarding adopting a horse can be, but to be mindful of how to go about it. “Adopt don’t shop - it’s so important. There’s a big fad now of wanting to rescue horses, so dealers are saying they’ve got these horses that are going on the truck to be slaughtered next week. People go into a panic – good-hearted people that want to help – and they’re buying these horses and getting them home and going my god it’s crazy, and then they’re trying to surrender to us. So it’s this vicious circle. I work with some incredible rescues around Victoria and interstate, and everyone is


Restoring the health of the horses that come to Cindy’s Promise is a costly business. Cindy says their operation relies heavily on the generosity of the public and there are many ways to support the animals they rescue: make a tax deductible donation, share their Facebook posts, purchase Cindy’s Promise merchandise, apply to volunteer, sponsor a horse, donate feed and hay, or donate services or items for their auctions or raffles. full, and it’s partly because people aren’t adopting any more,” she says. “We have these amazing, healthy, vet-checked, riderassessed, beautiful horses that we’ll always take back for a couple of hundred bucks as a donation, and it’s crazy that people are going and spending $1200 on a horse they’ve never met and potentially a human’s never touched. So that’s a big thing for me: trying to get it out there that you’re

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not actually saving horses by buying them from knackeries and dealers, you’re making them rich, and you’re making rescues not able to help.” With the goal of keeping horses in their ‘forever’ homes, adoptees also come with ongoing support and trainers are sent out to work with them any time there are problems.

enough,” Cindy says. For Cindy and her team, the knowledge of where unwanted horses end up and breaking the cycle of horses being rescued from sale yards only to end up back there are ever-present concerns. But for Twister, the confusion of the sale yards

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Not much is known about the health of Murrindindi Shire’s platypus populations, but a new communityassisted monitoring project run by the Australian Platypus Conservancy promises to shed light on how this local platypus and its mates are fairing.

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Above: Platypus face many perils including habitat degradation and direct human impact, which has led to their classification of near threatened with the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The platypus pictured, which was seen near Hazeldene caught in fishing wire, represents an all-too-common problem according to Australian Platypus Conservancy biologist Geoff Williams. Photo courtesy Ken Mival. Below: Local Australian Platypus Monitoring Network volunteers learning the ropes. Photo courtesy Geoff Williams. By Emily Friedel

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he platypus is a puzzling and intriguing creature with its duck bill, webbed feet, and beaver-like tail

– a combination that the first scientists to examine it thought could only be a hoax. On top of that, with females being furcovered egg-layers and

males packing a venomous weapon in their hind legs, it’s an animal that is sure to spark curiosity. Despite so readily capturing the human imagination,

Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC) biologist Geoff Williams says the status of the species is poorly understood. “The platypus is now classed as near threatened by the IUCN [International Union for Conservation of Nature], which reflects the fact that platypus numbers have declined in many locations, and we really don’t have a good handle on how the species is doing across its range.” At the moment, Geoff says there is very little data on platypus populations in the Murrindindi Shire area. However, a new communityassisted monitoring project that was recently rolled out across the Goulburn Broken Catchment – with funding and support from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority – marks the beginning of a

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better understanding of platypus numbers both in our area and, as the project rolls out across different catchments, Australia wide. Getting to grips with how platypus populations are faring is not an easy task. Surveying methods such as live trapping are only accurate in shallower waterways, and newly developed environmental DNA technology, which detects traces of platypus DNA in water samples, is still in its infancy and has limited applications. However, Geoff says there is a surprisingly simple and reliable method of gauging platypus numbers: visual monitoring.

“I guess when we first started research 25 years ago, it was generally considered that it was impossible to monitor platypus by visual methods. It used to be thought that platypus were basically nocturnal and that they were shy and sensitive and difficult to see and all those sorts of things.

The beauty of visual monitoring is that just about anyone can do it. The APC is taking full advantage of this fact with the Australian Platypus Monitoring Network (APMN) and calling for as many volunteers as possible to keep an eye out for platypus in their local waterways.

“What our research started to show, in fact, was that neither of those things were true. They’re not particularly nocturnal; they are predominantly active at night, but they are out in the day enough to detect their whereabouts, and, contrary to popular opinion, they’re relatively a straightforward species to look for.”

“What we’re looking for from people is not a timeconsuming process. We know from the work we’ve done over the last ten years that there are plenty of people who find it within their easy capacity to spend a bit of time scanning for platypus – typically they’re people who go for a walk along the river each day, or

Platypus rely on healthy habitats to thrive, so monitoring platypus numbers is also a good way to monitor the waterways in which they live. Photo credit Barry Baker.

they might be riding their bike along a river to work, or people who have river frontage in their property and perhaps go down to check their pump once a day or things like that. They really only need to spend five or ten minutes monitoring the area and then recording what they see, so it’s not a time-consuming system, and we don’t expect people to do it every day of the week, although of course the more they do it, the better,” Geoff says. “Ideally, we get groups of people working in an area – that gives us a lot more data to play with, and we know then if somebody goes off on holiday for a week it’s not


One of the local platypus residents volunteer Ken Mival is getting acquainted with in the course of his regular scans of four patches of King Parrot Creek. Photo courtesy Ken Mival. disastrous because other people are covering them.” The APMN is backed by an app and website that allow people to record data from their monitoring sessions as well as track platypus populations in any area. APMN volunteer Ken Mival is monitoring four sites along King Parrot Creek near Hazeldene, and has found that implementing the APC’s system is fast revealing more about our local platypus residents. “Whilst I had seen and photographed platypus in the creek previously, I very soon became acquainted with the presence of at least three different platypus along the creek. I found that by following their [the APC’s] methods, I immediately saw the platypus more often 24 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019

and sometimes for several minutes as they searched for food in the creek,” Ken says. Aside from directly gathering information about what platypus are up to, the monitoring project may also provide insights into how our waterways are doing in general. Platypus is a good indicator species for the health of the freshwater aquatic environments they inhabit because they are the top predators in those ecosystems so rely on the rest of the system being in good shape to thrive. “Platypus feed on a whole range of bugs, particularly because they have a very high-energy lifestyle where they have to take in a lot of food. A typical platypus has to find about 20% of its

body mass every day in food and females, at the height of their lactation period, have to find something like 80% of their body mass per 24 hours in food. They can only do well when the system is doing well. In other words, the better quality habitat, the more platypus you’ve got; the more your habitat declines, the less platypus you’ve got,” Geoff says.

of the deep-seated problems that were there twenty odd years ago. But having said that, we really need to make certain that we know what is the status of platypus in case there are any specific problems we detect through monitoring or particular areas where we identify that more work is needed to improve their habitat,” Geoff says.

So while much has been done to rehabilitate waterways in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, the APMN may pinpoint areas that require more attention.

With data from the Murrindindi Shire among the first to be entered into the system, the APC’s community-assisted monitoring project promises to reveal more about our how our local platypus populations are doing and the health of their homes.

“We’re at a good point where much work has been done to reinvigorate our waterways, the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority has done a lot of work to try and solve some

To find out more about the APMN or to volunteer go to ww.platypusnetwork.org.au


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Camera trapping surveys throughout Victoria are failing to pick up pictures of spotted-tailed quolls, which doesn’t bode well for the species in our state. Right and page 28: Quoll scats found in Kinglake National Park by Australian Quoll Conservancy President Alberto Vale provide evidence of the species being present, and may hint at more than just a lone wandering male. Photos courtesy WildCAM Australia ®

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cats found in Kinglake National Park last spring provide the first hard evidence of spotted-tailed quolls in the area in 30 years.

Victoria Parks Ranger Tony Fitzgerald, who has worked in Kinglake National Park for over 20 years, says he has received many anecdotal reports of quolls in that time but nothing verifiable. “We’ve had lots of community members saying they’ve seen or heard them, but our last legitimate quoll sighting - and by that I mean recorded as a reliable scientific sighting – was in the 80s,” Tony says. Four fresh scats were found by Australian Quoll Conservancy (AQC) President Alberto Vale while he and local volunteer Chris Cobern were setting up camera traps for an ongoing quoll survey in Kinglake National Park. The samples were sent to scatologist Barbara Triggs for expert analysis, and quoll grooming hairs (hairs ingested when the animal is grooming itself ) were found in two, confirming they were quoll scats.


This proof of the presence of quolls in Kinglake is cause for excitement for all involved in the quoll survey including Parks Victoria, AQC, and the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, especially given that Victoria’s populations of the species appears to be in dire straits.

“Doing a bit of a review of camera trapping across Victoria, there are a lot of camera traps that are being used by agency staff all the way down to individual farmers and deer hunters, but there just aren’t any photos of spotted-tailed quolls coming back.”

According to quoll specialist Andrew Murray from the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, the noticeable lack of quolls appearing in camera trapping surveys throughout Victoria paints a bleak picture.

“So the only place we’ve really got them in Victoria is in the Upper Snowy catchment, which is really an extension of the Byadbo Wilderness population in Kosciuszko [New South Wales].”

“The arrival of camera trapping has been a real game-changer for spottedtailed quoll surveys. We know when they are around, they are so easy to camera trap because they readily come in to investigate lures,” Andrew says. 28 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019

However, the timing of the discovery of the quoll scats in Kinglake provides a glimmer of hope. Male spotted-tailed quolls can travel very long distances in search of females, so finding lone males (or their droppings) in an area does not necessarily

mean there is a breeding population nearby. During the breeding season from April to July, male quolls are on the move, and Andrew says signs of quolls found at this time in Victoria usually point to a wandering male rather than a colony. But the scats found in late September last year could indicate something else. “It’s certainly an interesting time for those scats to have been found. That’s when the establishment of latrines is happening.” Quolls use their scats for communication – “A calling card advertisement to others of the same species on what this individual is up to,” Alberto says. And latrines are communal areas where they can deposit scats and scent marks to ‘talk’ to one another. So while the scats found in

Kinglake may still be that of a solitary male, being found fresh outside the breeding season could mean there is a breeding population in the area. “There could be a population just hanging on,” Andrew says. At this stage, more information is needed to determine whether or not there is a breeding population in Kinglake and the AQC and Parks Victoria are asking the public to help by being on the lookout. Andrew says it’s possible to see quolls at any time of day because there are populations that are known to hunt during the day and they quite like to bask in the sun, or they may be seen as roadkill. One of the best ways to know if there are quolls


The Australian Quoll Conservancy and Parks Victoria are appealing to the public for help with their quoll survey and ask that people report any signs of quolls in our area. Photo courtesy WildCAM Australia ® around is finding what they leave behind. “Looking for the scats is probably the way to go. They like somewhere where they’ve got a bit of a view and something that’s a bit elevated, like large, flat rocks or large fallen trees,” Andrew says.

Alberto says they may also be found scattered along the middle of dirt roads. Quoll scats can look a lot like fox scats, but there are a few clues that tend to suggest quoll rather than fox. For starters, quoll scat is described as a ‘twisted cylinder’, so a twist in the poo is a good sign. And the

content can help too. “Basically quoll scats are full of hair and bone – they’re carnivores. Fox scats have some too, but foxes also eat a lot of other stuff, blackberries and seeds and little insects, so sometimes when you see a scat you can tell it’s probably not from a quoll because it hasn’t got

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Above: Ken Deacon from Rubicon Valley Horseriding gave a talk about the history of the forest and its special features to the cyclists during morning tea break at Royston Hut. Right: riding amongst the giants of the Rubicon forest.

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f safe cycling in a beautiful environment , while getting fit and having fun, appeals then the Murrindindi Cycle Club may have some great events on offer. Their last organised off-road experience saw 75 riders from Melbourne and beyond challenge themselves across 50 kilometres of tracks in the Rubicon forest. The brainchild of the Murrindindi Cycle Club working in collaboration with a prominent Melbourne cycling scene figure, Andy White, this ride was a top event for participants. Fifty cyclists ate and camped in style at Camp Jungai on the weekend of March 13, and were joined by 25 others

the next morning for their day’s tough ride. Known as ‘the gravel group’, they have enjoyed rides up Lake Mountain and around Marysville, and now they have conquered the first Rubicon ride. The beautiful locations and challenge is great for attracting ‘cycling tourists’ to the Shire. All ages were represented on the Rubicon ride: families, couples, solos and even a few young kids with incredible stamina and determination – champions in the making. Andrew White promised the Rubicon ride would be 100% gravel, 50km long, with 1500m of climbing. And that it was. The route Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 33


and the Murrindindi Cycle Club and the plan is that it will return bigger and better next riding season.

Enjoying morning tea in the forest. was planned with help from local Ken Deacon who knows the area intimately from his horse riding tours. The bonus was Ken telling the cyclists about the history of the forest and describing its special features, from geology to biodiversity, hydrology and indigenous culture. “I congratulate you on being here. You are part of the future of this place, of using the forest for fitness and personal enjoyment. It is great to welcome you here”, Ken says. 34 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019

Testament to the quality of the event was the presence of Australian ultra-distance superstars Sarah Hammond and Jesse Carlsson. Jesse won the 2015 Trans America Bike Race, covering 6,800kms in under 19 days. Sarah came 6th in the 2016 Trans Am and has won Race to the Rock, a 3000km unsupported journey from Adelaide to Uluru, for the last 3 years – a race so hard no man has ever won! The Gravel Camp event was enabled by joint sponsorship from Murrindindi Shire, The Outdoor Education Group,

Encouraging safe and enjoyable cycling for all is one of the goals of the Murrindindi Cycle Club. Given that long-term studies indicate children who shift to areas with more green space improve their cognitive functioning compared to those who move to less green space, and that the presence of nearby nature bolsters children’s resilience against stress and adversity, then cycling in our local forests will add to the green space our Shire provides for both visitors and locals of all ages, for their health and wellbeing. The Murrindindi Cycle Club was formed in 2009 after Cycle Sport Victoria contacted a local resident to gauge interest. It quickly became apparent that 35 prospective members would take part. A committee was formed to establish the club as an incorporated body. It even had its own uniform in a short space of time and the club is affiliated with the MTBA (Mountain Bike Australia).

This affiliation gives the club access to better insurance rates, race permits and trail advocacy and has now grown to more than 70 members. But, they don’t just get on their bikes. The club is a consultant to the Department of Water, Environment, Land and Planning (DWELP) for their trail designs. It has also bought chainsaws, mowers and whipper snippers and working bees are organised regularly to maintain the riding trails. Social rides are held during the week and weekends and these are posted on the club’s Facebook page or emailed to members. Club members also mentor young riders from the Alexandra Secondary College, with maintenance clinics that teach them how to maintain their own bikes. The club has donated repair stands and tools. Currently, the club is focusing on mountain bike trails north of Eildon with a view to securing use of these trails. https:// murrindindicycle.club


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KORIELLA – 228m

CATHKIN – 177m

MANSFIELD – 315m

MAINDAMPLE – 310m

BONNIE DOON – 281m

WOODFIELD – 296m

MERTON – 330m

KANUMBRA – 268m

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Your Rail Trail destination for luxury accommodation

Royal Mail Hotel – Yea

88 High Street, Yea Ph: (03) 5797 2515 • Bar • Restaurant • Accommodation Visit our website for further information on local attractions and events

Eat-in or Take-away

Fish & Chips, Salad Bar, Fresh Sandwiches, Pies, Burgers, Coffee & Tea Post Office • Newsagency • Groceries Open Mon to Sat 7am-7pm Sun 9am-7pm 36 Main Road Tallarook | Ph 5792 1687 FULLY LICENSED

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RESTAURANT ACCOMMODATION FUNCTIONS

21a Station St Yea (03) 5797 2000

Thanks to the multi-award winning chef Tony Zhao and local lad Tim Graham, the Goulburn Valley’s newest modern Australian restaurant has finally arrived!

Join our rewards club & receive 10% off our next meal with us www.yeapeppercorn.com.au

Specialising in Market Fresh Seafood, mouth watering steaks and delicious coffee. Come find out why everyone is talking about rendezvous in yea Freshly prepared: Steaks, Burgers, Fish,

Mon-Tue 8:30am - 4:00pm ~ Salads Closed Wednesdays ~ Thu-Sun 8:30am - 8:30pm Curries, Roasts, Foccacia, With a reputation for delighting day 10 High St Yea (03) 5797 2528 Perfect Desserts & Delicious Coffee trippers and locals, discover our range • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Take-away • Free WiFi

of beautiful handcrafted goods and imaginative gifts for all ages.

2016/17 Certificate of Excellence ~ Trip Advisor

Mon-Tues 8.30am-4pm ~ closed Wed ~ Thursday-Sunday 8.30am-8.30pm 10 High Street Yea Ph 03 5797 2528

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

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

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A warm welcome to all

• nine units ~ bright, clean and comfortable with 3 family rooms sleeping 4 in each. Twin share units also available • queen beds and en suites • heated pool • barbecues Phone 03 5797 2660 8 Miller Street Yea info@yeamotel.com.au www.yeamotel.com.au 38 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019

Pre-loved, affordably priced books and magazines which you can peruse at your leisure in a comfortable reading area Opening hours Mon 11.30am-3pm, Tues & Wed by chance or appointment Thurs and Fri 11.30am-4pm Sat and Sun 10.30am-5pm Catherine Wherry and Jeremy Morrison Ph 03 5773 4337 or 0400 418 139 6591 Maroondah Highway Yarck books.at.yarck@gmail.com

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


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Timber Tramway & Museum

Churches of Yarck

Located in the centre of Yarck, adjacent to the Rail Trail, these freestanding, converted open plan church buildings provide a stylishly decorated, comfortable haven, an ideal resting place to break your journey or as a base for exploring the local area

Weekly or Overnight

B & B Accommodation

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

www.churchesofyarck.com.au

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

0414 969 008

Start and end your rail trail experience at the Timber Tramway. Train rides, kids’ activities and refreshments

A cosy 2 bedroom self-contained cottage

Station Street, Alexandra Open 2nd & 4th Sunday 10am to 4pm Group bookings welcome Alexandra Market (CLOSED JUNE, JULY, AUGUST ~ RE-OPENS SEPT) 2nd Saturday of each month

Ph 0427 509 988

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Alexandra

Close to rail trail/ 5 mins to town centre

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

Alexandra Motor Inn

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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Great Family Motel - Owned & Operated by Family

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

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

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

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

6 Hillside Avenue South, Eildon Victoria 3713

Ph: 03 5774 2165

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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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• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner • Wood fire pizzas • Full menu OPEN • Fast food 6.30am-8pm Six days a week • Great coffee • Cakes

2 Phillip Street Bonnie Doon

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29 Murchison Street, Marysville Ph 03 5963 3455 info@marysvilleski.com.au www.marysvilleski.com.au UNT DISCO le to ab is avail lubs, c ia c so l hools, , sc church d youth an scout ups gro

We hire • skis, boots, poles • toboggans • walking boots • overpants • jackets • child’s all-in-one • snow shoes • snow chains

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

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Eildon Auto Spares & Eildon Bait & Tackle

• Auto Spares • Auto Accessories • Fishing Tackle and Bait • Fishing Licences • Water Sports Equipment • Boat Safety Gear • Gumboots

Gary Constantine 13-14 Main Street Eildon Ph 03 5774 2712 Fax 03 5774 2738

FISHING CENTRE For all your fishing, camping and hunting needs

2/42 Downey Street Alexandra Vic 3714 Ph: 03 57 722 662 Fax: 03 57 722 641

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FREE EVENT

EILDON SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 10am – 4pm

Eildon Community Centre Come celebrate the opening of trout season in rivers

• Trade expo – check out what’s new in fishing tackle. • Help stock live trout into the Eildon pondage (all day). • Snobs Creek hatchery tours – depart the Community Centre hourly from 10.30am.

• Monster rainbows – catch a stonker in the Goulburn River. • Guided Fishing on Eildon Pondage – bait & tackle provided. • Talk with fishing experts about the basics of fishing for trout, redfin and native species.

• Fireworks – at the Eildon Pondage at 7pm. • Cooking demonstrations. • Children’s activities – jumping castle, face painting, balloon tying. • Prize draws – to be drawn regularly throughout the day. The trout fishing season in Victorian rivers opens at 11.59pm on Friday 6 September 2019.

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‘The Bullet’ to visit this year’s Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show.

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or most visitors to the Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show the day is an opportunity to check out some pretty special gear. For the several hundred people who bring their vehicles for display what we see on the Sunday is the result of countless hours of work. Whilst most of the rods are ‘weekend drives’, to be taken out and enjoyed on a sunny day, spare a thought for the drivers and owners who have brought their trucks. With the exception of new vehicles displayed by the major manufacturers, vintage trucks and a few show trucks, these are working rigs. They would have delivered their last load for the week on Friday or

Saturday, and by Monday evening or Tuesday morning they will be back on the road. That immaculate three or four year old Kenworth might have close to a million kilometres on the clock. The fact is that these operators are passionate about their trucks. Maintaining their appearance to such a high standard involves constant work and attention to detail and thousands of dollars. For many the truck is their home for a week or more at a time, and these drivers are house proud! If they operate a truck on dirt roads logging or a tipper out of quarries the job is even harder. And when you’ve seen as much gleaming paint

and polished chrome and aluminium and stainless steel as you can handle wander over to Rotary Park to watch the chaisaws racing and the Victorian Woodchop Tournament. The Bullet This year’s show is proud to host the world’s fastest, conventionally powered truck ‘The Bullet’. The Bullet became a Guinness Book of World Records holder in Queensland in 2005, for a one kilometer run from a standing start, taking only 19.76 seconds to reach the finish line. The truck was able to reach calculated speeds of over 305 kilometers an hour, easily

eclipsing the existing record holder by nearly double the speed. The eight tonne truck was born as a tyre test vehicle, built with precision performance in racing, burnouts and spinouts. Hundreds of trucks have visited Alexandra’s Truck Rod & Ute Show, but this racing truck is like no other. The Kenworth T400 boasts two V8 engines with a total 2800 horsepower, linked by two superchargers and four turbo chargers. Travelling all the way from far North Queensland to exhibit at the show, you won’t want to miss the chance to see ‘The Bullet’ in Grant Street, Alexandra on Sunday 9 June.

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• Steam Train Rides • Working Engines • Working Blacksmith • Museum Rooms Open • Vintage Tractors • Static Displays • Platform BBQ • Children’s Activities

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Station Street Alexandra ~ 0427 509 988

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

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Livestock & Clearing Sales Andrew Embling 0418 266 038

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By Clive Larkman Larkman Nurseries

humans spread around the globe.

here are a lot of plants that have been in recorded history since many thousand years BC. Some have stayed within their early boundaries and others have become part of most cuisines of the world.

It seems that they moved around the Americas through normal trading and migration. It is thought they were brought back to Europe, specifically Spain, on one of Columbus’ trips to the New World. Some believe they moved from Spain to Portugal and then back through India to wider Asia. It is also thought they may have moved from Central America to Eastern Asia and then into India and the subcontinent. Whatever route they took, our taste buds are certainly the beneficiaries.

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The humble chilli or pepper is one of the latter. It was part of the Columbian Exchange, which brought all the foods from Latin America to Europe. The word chilli comes from the language of early Mexico, Nahuatl, where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years. As to be expected with any plant this old there are many stories about how it spread around the world. This is not too surprising as we are still debating how

In the move to Europe they evolved into three categories: bell peppers, sweet chillies and hot chillies. The name pepper was given

to the hotter forms due to the similarity in heat with the popular spice, black pepper or Piper nigrum. This set up confusion that remains to now. Pepper is a completely different plant from chilli. Different family, different genus, different growing habit and conditions and different flavour chemicals. There are hundreds if not thousands of chilli cultivars around the world. They vary from shiny black to pure white and most colours in between. The only colour missing is a true blue. Most however go red when fully ripe. Also the heat does not relate to the fruit colour other than that immature fruit has less heat than ripe ones. Chillis are in the Solanaceae family – along with

tomatoes, potatoes, pepino and many ornamental bushes and creepers. They are in the genus Capsicum and there are five main species: Capsicum frutescens, Capsicum annum, Capsicum pubescens, Capsicum chinense and Capsicum baccatum. There are dozens more that are of little significance and many hybrids that are widely grown around the world. Some of these minor species are finding their way onto the Australian market. Eg C. microcarpum or Wild Peruvian Pepper. In Australia, capsicum is taken to refer to the larger fruits with no heat whilst ‘hot’ is what most Australians think of when the term ‘chilli’ is used. Granted many of them have a high heat content, but there are many Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 43


Chillies come in all shapes, colours and heat. Right: the Carolina Reaper. that don’t. There is a whole industry and world of chilli people. In the early 20th century an official heat rating scale was developed called: ‘The Scoville Scale’. This is a rating scale based on how much sugar syrup is needed in taste tests to counteract the ‘heat’ of the chilli. It is primarily a measure of the compound capsaicin, which is the active ingredient in capsicum spray. Fruit, sauces, oils and other products are given a rating in Scoville Heat Units or SHU. The Scoville scale is subjective and has its critics but does give a fairly good comparative rating of chilli heat. It is no longer done by measuring sugar concentration but gas chromatography. The old

fashioned bell pepper or capsicum has a rating of zero. Pure capsaicin has a rating of 15 million and capsicum spray a rating of 5 million. The scale is not linear and there is a large jump from very hot to extremely hot. Jalapenos are 5-10,000, cayenne around 40,000 and habanero is about 500,000. I thought jalapenos were hot. (Jalapeno is a Mexican chilli commonly used in tacos, nachos and salsa. It is pronounced hal-a-peeno.) Renaissance Herbs has released several forms of ‘The world’s hottest chilli’ Bhut Jolokai in 2010 (the Guinness Book of World Records awarded this cultivar as the world’s hottest in 2006). Over the next five years they released ‘Trinidad

Scorpion Butch T’ and then ‘Carolina Reaper’. Since then there have been many other super hots like Yaki Blue, 7 Pod Yellow and Naga Viper. In 2018 a new chilli became the world’s hottest at 3.2 million SHU. It was bred and grown by Smokin Ed Currie (breeder of Carolina Reaper) and he is not releasing the plant. It is called Pepper X and there has been a batch of sauce from this plant available in the US. However you rate them, some chillis are very hot and some are not. A person’s ability to eat chilli is based on two things. The first is the history of what they grew up eating. I know people who have headed to Thailand unable to even look at a

chilli. After two months there they have to have chilli in most foods or find the taste too bland. The second is the number and sensitivity of capsaicin receptors in their mouth. There are thousands of chilli cultivars available although (like tomatoes) very few are available in supermarkets. The only way to get the range is to grow your own and these need to be sourced from reputable garden centres. Or the Herb and Chilli Festival held in Wandin in March each year – where 40 or so varieties are available. At long last Australia is starting to understand the versatility and range of chillis and how to use them.

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

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

BUXTON NURSERY • tubes to established trees • specialist landscape trees • rare plants • perennials / annuals 2600 Maroondah Hwy Buxton Ph 03 5774 7345 buxtonursery@bigpond.com.au www.buxtonursery.com

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

We can deliver any product in any quantity

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• Soil • Mulch • Fertilisers • Lawn Seed • Garden Tools DIS • Quarry Products • Paving • Sleepers • Posts • Micro Irrigation • Raised Garden Beds • Stock and Pet Food • Ornaments and Pots • Concrete Pipes • Drainage Pipe David & Anne-Marie Leary Ph 03 5772 1911 Fax 03 5772 2448 2 Rose Street Alexandra TOR

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

54A Downey St Alexandra

Eildon Chemmart Pharmacy 18A Main Street EILDON VIC 3713

Ph 03 5772 2649

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• Relax • Restore • Reconnect

• Traditional Reiki • Aromatherapy • Chakra Balancing

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Natural Healing By appointment with Karli Chase ~ Reiki Master 0425 795 838 7 The Semi Circle, Yea www.reikiinsight.com

P 03 5772 1073 | 22 Webster Street, Alexandra

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

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Myotherapists Kate MacInerney (left) and Matthew Cleary with Natural therapist and clinic manager Leah Jade outside the new myotherapy clinic in Yea.

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arlier this year, Matthew Cleary and Leah Jade opened the Yea clinic of their Advanced Myotherapy practice. Their award-winning practice, established in Carlton in 2008, offers services for pain management, athletic performance and injury recovery. For the past 20 years, Founding Director Matthew has dedicated his life to alleviating the pain of others through natural means with

even the most complex chronic conditions. Now with two young children, he and Leah are excited to open a clinic close to Matthew’s family in Murrindindi to help take care of the community they have grown to love. Matthew suffered his own chronic back injury as a young football player at 14 and learned early in life that the road to recovery can be a long one. Seeing a physiotherapist several times weekly for many months

was something that made Matthew want to be able to help people with a more hands-on approach to sports injuries and pain. “When it comes to pain conditions, surgery can often be prevented,” Matthew says. This is especially true, he says, when it is a ‘lifestyleinduced condition’, which are reversible with the correct self-care education. The Advanced Myotherapy team has helped thousands

recover from and manage their pain naturally, and many of their clients have avoided surgery that was recommended by other health professionals, even after a long road of trying different forms of physical therapies. As with Matthew, Leah experienced injuries at a young age that influenced her career path. At 18, Leah had two car accidents, suffering neck and thoracic trauma. She had tried yoga, Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 47


Above: the welcoming interior of the clinic. Left: a collection of books written by Matthew and Leah. to live in a way that prevents the need for such drastic and costly interventions for pain management.

chiropractors and acupuncture for both her pain and scoliosis for a number of years before her true healing journey began. Myotherapy worked like magic for her, so much so that Leah joined forces with Matthew to make healing more accessible for those in pain.

others’ struggles. Matthew’s mother worked in pharmacy for 43 years while Leah’s mother had chronic pain and illness for many years, passing away at 51. As a result, both Matthew and Leah understand the toll of addiction that drugs, particularly pain killers, can take.

In addition to their personal experiences with pain and injury management, Matthew and Leah developed their philosophy of care through witnessing

With the couple having seen so many people with debilitating pain conditions, Advanced Myotherapy has a strong purpose of empowering people

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Matthew and Leah have also written several books between them: The Sacred Psychology of Healing, Self Care Medicine, Heal Yourself, and Moving Beyond Pain. These books, the latter two of which were co-authored by Matthew and Leah, have received praise around the world. Dr John Demartini, best-selling author of Count Your Blessings – The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love said of Leah’s first book, The Sacred Psychology of Healing: “Sacred wisdom directly from an inspired heart that could help heal your life.” Along with their growing team, the books have served to help them spread the message that healing is far more possible than many realise. Now the couple hopes the addition of the Yea clinic will further their ability to help people to overcome pain and injury naturally.


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WORKSHOP Saturday 22 June 10am-4pm Mastering the Watercolour Wash Beginners and advanced

WORKSHOP Sunday 23 June 10am-1pm Decorating a Japanese Fan No experience necessary All materials provided

Contact Louise 0417 323 868 louisefoletta.com.au TryBooking

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Rustic Simplicity, Alexandra The HeART of Winter: a group exhibition of ARTists/ ARTisans from the local area, and those from a little further afield (although often with a local connection). The show features a wide range of art forms – photography, oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, textiles, wirework, woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, mixed media artworks of recycled metal and timber, and a range of other contemporary art forms. All welcome at Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ shedS, 74 Grant Street, Alexandra for drinks and nibbles from 6pm Friday 7 June to celebrate the changing of the seasons. The exhibition is current throughout the winter months, and it is somewhat of a moveable feat. As works sell, they are replaced by others, so well worth another look. And for further information about participating in this or future group exhibitions, please drop in to see Cindy Ferguson at Rustic Simplicity.

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hree Birds Theatre swoops into Yarck on Saturday 6 July with their hilarious and dazzling threewoman show, Three Birds One Cock.

their feminine charm and cunning skills to unravel a storyline much darker than they realize, tumbling towards morbid endings of their own.

Three of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic blondes from Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds find themselves trapped in an absurd “whodunnit” murder mystery. Something sinister is lurking in the shadows and things are not quite what they seem.

Footsteps! Gunshots! Lingerie! Deception! Will all go to plan for these strong-willed bombshells?

Terrified that any one of them could be the next victim, these blondes must use

Don’t miss this hilarious black comedy dripping with noir, glamour, murder and suspense comedy at the Yarck Hall on Saturday 6 July. For more Information email yarckhall@hotmail.com, or phone Maree 0428 030 678.

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

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

Open 7 days 10am - 4pm

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June 10am-4pm ~ $5 entry (kids free) Alexandra Shire Hall, Grant Street, Alexandra

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Above: Mim Kocher working on her ‘Viking Selfies’ sculpture. Left: ‘Harajuku Selfies’ sculpture won second prize at the 2018 Association of Sculptors of Victoria exhibition.

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eople can’t help but smile when they walk into Mim Kocher’s Healesville studio and see her colourful, quirky sculptures particularly as they often highlight the dilemmas and absurdities of modern life. Mim is a sculptor who specialises in creating works with a social message whether it is about the housing crisis, the demise of newspapers, immigration or the state of the planet. However, although the essential messages are serious, Mim prefers to treat them in a light-hearted manner. “A lot of my sculptures have a social message but I don’t want to be strident about it. I like to use a bit of humour if I can,” Mim says. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 51


Her recently sold sculpture “In Loving Memory Of Newspapers” features a homeless man asleep on a park bench covering himself with his iPad rather than the traditional newspapers. Another, titled “Will We Ever Get The Keys”, shows a young couple scaling the outer wall of a block of high-rise apartments and peering longingly in the windows. Then there is one of her newest sculptures, which depicts a man deep in thought, sitting on top of a globe of the world, with the title, “There Is No Planet B”. At other times though, Mim simply uses her sculptures to represent interesting places around Melbourne. After taking part in a “Rooftops of Melbourne” tour, Mim completed a series of sculptures depicting the cinemas, gardens, pools and restaurants that are tucked away on top of the city’s high-rise buildings. Regardless of the topic, Mim always injects a sense of fun and play into her works with plenty of quirky characters and situations. Recently, she has become fascinated with the vertical gardens that are growing on the walls of some of Melbourne’s major buildings and has produced a sculpture called “The Thinker” depicting a man sitting on top of a high-rise building festooned with plants. When asked what the man is thinking about Mim says, “He is thinking wouldn’t it be great if every building in the city had greenery covering its exterior.” Some of life’s truths are also featured in her work. Her “Life Is A Balancing Act” sculpture shows a man walking a tightrope strung between two pillars while another, “Ordinary People Can Be Heroes”, depicts a woman on top of a tall building along with various superheroes from comic books. At the moment Mim admits to being “a bit caught up with people using mobile phones all the time.”

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She has just finished her “Viking Selfies” sculpture. Here, three vikings are shown standing in a boat with a sword in one hand and a mobile phone in the other. While this may seem rather absurd, Mim is making the point that many of our social behaviours are equally absurd. Last year, Mim won second place in the Tina Wentcher Prize at the Association of


Above: “There Is No Planet B.” Right: “The Thinker” sculpture. Sculptors of Victoria Annual & Awards Exhibition for her sculpture “Harajuku Selfies”, which depicts two Japanese girls, in outlandish clothing, standing back to back taking photos of themselves. This scene was actually filmed by her son on a visit to Japan. In bestowing the prize, the judge, Chris Deutscher from Deutscher and Hackett fine art auctions, commented that “this funky sculpture is vibrant in colour and rich in social comment (on) the world of contemporary Tokyo” and “displays the more humorous side of modern Asian society - the “selfie” wrapped in a crazy world of colourful patterns.” Mim’s ideas for her sculptures come from a variety of sources – her own

observations, stories in the newspapers or quotations from books. She writes them down in a book called “Ideas for Sculptures”. “I have to write my ideas down quickly, otherwise I forget,” Mim says. One of the unique features of Mim’s work is that she almost always places her sculptures on top of a base such an old flower vase, lamp stand, bottle, trophy support or wine glass. Mim likes the fact that she is giving new life to old things. The bases are prepared separately by decorating them in vibrant designs using porcelain and glass paints, and then they are baked in an oven. The sculptures themselves are fashioned out of a

modelling clay that feels like soft polystyrene foam and is clean, easy to use and dries in the air. The sculptures are then painted with acrylic paints and glued on top of the bases. Mim’s choice of a modelling clay for her works stems from her many years as an art teacher and then as a consultant for Zart Art running countless workshops for teachers all over Australia. “During that time I discovered this wonderful substance called Paper Magiclay and I’ve been using it in my sculptures ever since,” Mim explains. Over her extensive career in art teaching and consulting Mim has been involved in

almost all aspects of art but, since retiring, she has focussed on sculpting and has been kept busy entering numerous art shows and exhibitions. From 3 August to 29 September this year, Mim will have an exhibition of her work at MiRa, the Marysville Information and Regional Artspace. She will be joined in the exhibition by sculptor Savaad Felich and painter Rosemary Clark. If you have a chance, make a trip to MiRa and view Mim’s wonderful, vibrant, zany sculptures. You are guaranteed to come away with a smile. If you’d like to find out more about Mim’s work, go to her website at mimkocher.com, take a look at Instagram @ mimkocher or send an email to mk@artypacks.com.au. Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 53


Blacksmith Tree. ‘Want to share?’ - Scarlet Robins (colour pencil and graphite) by Janet Matthews.

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his winter, MiRa, Marysville’s Information Centre and Regional Artspace, is celebrating art inspired by nature. ‘Drawn to Nature’ is an exhibition of rare beauty, featuring award-winning artist, teacher and mentor Janet Matthews and fellow artists Katrina Gavaghan and Di Stockbridge.

nature makes Katrina’s work thoroughly engaging. Di shares her personal experience and attachment to the possums and wombats which she has had the privilege of caring for over the years. Her familiarity with the animals shines through her work. The three artists will be displaying their work at MiRA from 1 June to 30 July. There will also be a drawing demonstration on Saturday, July 6 from 1pm to 4pm.

A few of these leaves were forged from steel, which, if left outside, would eventually rust away. Instead of attaching them to the main tree, the blacksmiths chose to make a smaller tree with these leaves and leftover branches from the main tree, which could be displayed indoors. The little tree has remained a secret until recently.

Janet’s work has a humour and personality. “I love to make people stop and enjoy the beauty of my subjects and to smile at my story” Janet says.

MiRa will also be hosting a ceremony on 22 June where a ‘Miniature Blacksmith’s Tree’ will be presented as a gift from the Australian Blacksmith Association (Victoria) to the community of Marysville to commemorate Black Saturday.

It was five months after the 2009 bushfires that the blacksmiths went to Marysville to forge leaves for the main tree and meet the local people. The blacksmiths were devastated by the blackened township in the snow and touched by the graciousness of the people of Marysville. It was only recently when MiRa was established, and remembering their visit in 2009, the blacksmiths decided it was time to release the tree to its new home.

Katrina is drawn to the interesting aspects of life, like the small blue ants that crawl around in the undergrowth and the dance of the leaves falling from the autumn trees. The magic and wonder about those moments in

Forged with love by hundreds of blacksmiths from 20 countries, over 3500 metal leaves were created and in 2014, the 10m high tree was erected at the Peter Avola Memorial Pavilion in Strathewen, Victoria.

As part of the celebrations, the documentary ‘Forged From Fire – The Making of the Blacksmiths’ Tree’ filmed by Andrew Garton about this extraordinary art project will be shown at MiRa on Friday 21 June at 7.30pm.

mixed media on canvas – ‘PLIBARA SALT’ – 2019

Pencils and nature have drawn these artists together. Detailed drawings in colour pencil and graphite of birds, animals and beetles among the flora and natural environment that they live in are the main subjects of their artworks.

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Presents local artist Denise Holusa SATURDAY 1 JUNE 3PM-5PM

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had the Blue Gums Caravan Park. As well as doing the books for the Park, Thelma had a little business sewing windcheaters with applique on them. Before Thelma started quilting she did a lot of embroidery, which involved travelling to Melbourne to the Embroiders Guild. She was involved in a craft group with Hilda Williamson and Gwen Stobbart, which is where she made one of her first quilts. Thelma joined Alexandra Quilters and was president fom 2011 to 2013 and vice president from 2013 to 2017. She was involved in applying for a grant to have proper quilt stands made. “They have firm bases and are much easier to carry and put up than the previous ones. They are compact and easy to store,” Thelma says Thelma has made each of her grandchildren quilts as well as many for friends. She has given most of them away! She has been going to Jennifer Rooney’s sewing classes at Taggerty for the past four years. “Jennifer is very helpful and is always willing to show her sewing students how to do things the correct way.” By Penny Jungalwalla

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helma Lucas has sewn “all her life”.

Making ‘Aussie Heroes ‘ quilts has been very satisfying. These are quilts made for the Defence Force personnel to use.

When she left school at 14 she had the choice of being a hairdresser or a dressmaker. Her mother decided that she should be a dressmaker!

Another satisfying cause has been making quilts to raffle at the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea. Thelma organised the Eildon event for 25 years!

She worked as a dressmaker in Perth in a big store called Boans. They had a workshop where she did a lot of alterations to garments people had purchased. She then went to work with a dressmaker who did cutting and fitting. Thelma’s job was to finish off the garment by hand sewing.

Alexandra Quilters have been fortunate to have Thelma as a most valued member of the group.

Thelma moved to Eildon in 1987 where she and her husband

You will be able to see some of Thelma’s beautiful quilts at the Alexandra Quilter’s Annual Exhibition on Queen’s birthday weekend June 8 and 9 from 10am to 4pm at the Alexandra Shire Hall, as part of the Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show.

WINTER ARTS & TOURISM EXHIBITIONS

Drawn to Nature: June 1–July 30. Assemble: August 3–Sept 29.

EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

June 15, 7.30pm - Hitchcock Film & Trivia Night June 21, 7.30pm - Blacksmith’s Tree Film Showing June 22 Day, 11am - Blacksmith’s Tree Presentation June 25, 9.30–4pm - Writing Workshop July 6, 1-4pm - Pencil in Action drawing demo Book at MiRa MiRa Marysville offers local knowledge, an intriguing gallery, artisan wares, art supplies, creative workshops & fabulous performances. Nestled in Marysville’s stunning natural environment and open 7 days a week, there’s always something for everyone! Open 10am – 4pm daily. 11 Murchison Street, Marysville. T: 03 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au 56 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019


JUNE 2019 saturday 1 ~ solo artist exhibition Peppercorn Hotel, 21A Station Street, Yea Local artist Denise Holusa 3pm-5pm. (see ad page 54) W: www.yeapeppercorn.com.au P: (03) 5797 2000 F: yeapeppercorn I: @yeapeppercorn SATURDAY 1 TO jULY 30 ~ drawn by nature MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville Open 10am-4pm. (see ad page 56) P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au SUNDAY 2 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. (see ad page 26) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Friday 7 TO END WINTER ~ THE HEART OF WINTER EXHIBITION Rustic Simplicity @ The Shear ‘N’ shedS, 74 Grant Street, Alexandra Opening night Friday 7 6pm. 10am-4pm daily. Free entry. (see ad page 50) P: 0419 517 045 Saturday 8 ~ TRUCK DRIVERS MEMORIAL SERVICE Rotary Park, Alexandra Victorian truck drivers memorial service held to unveil names of lost truck drivers each year. 2pm. (see ad page 2) W: www.alexandratruckshow.com.au E: info@alexandratruckshow.com.au Saturday 8 ~ Spotlight walk in the Yea Wetlands Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Explore the nightlife that lives in the Yea Wetlands. Homemade soup and a bread roll in the Centre from 6pm before a guided spotlight walk in the wetlands at 7pm. Wear warm clothes and good footwear. Torches and cameras welcome. Cuppa on completion approx 8.30pm. (see ad page 29) W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: ron.litjens@gmail.com P: 0419559368 Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 ~ Alexandra Quilters Exhibition Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra A display of beautiful quilts featuring work of local quilters. $5 entry, children free. 10am- 4pm. (see ad page 50 & article page 55) E: alexquilters@gmail.com P: 03 5772 1193 Saturday 8 ~ Yarck Queen’s Birthday Weekend Trash and Treasure Market Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck Trash and Treasure Market which turns the Yarck Hall into Aladdin’s Cave for a day. It is an excuse for locals to declutter or downsize. It is also an excuse for travelers to stop over in the beautiful town to search for some treasure. W: www.yarckhall.com.au E: walsh145@me.com P: 0467 413 767 Sunday 9 ~ Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show Grant Street, Alexandra Over 170 rigs, hundreds of rods and utes on show, live music, specialist vehicles, markets, championship woodchop titles. Entry is free. 10am-4pm. W: www.alexandratruckshow.com.au (see ad page 2 & article page 41) E: info@alexandratruckshow.com.au P: 0418 266 038 SATURDAY 15 ~ hitcHCock film & trivia night MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville 7.30pm. (see ad page 56) P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au sunday 16 ~ GRAND CENTRAL open miKE The Grand Central Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. (see ad page 26) P: 5797 2513 friday 21 ~ blacksmith’s tree film showing MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville 7.30pm. P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 56)

saturday 22 ~ blacksmith’s tree presentation MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville 11am. (see ad page 56) T: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au SATURDAY 22 ~ The Eagles Story – Australia’s Premier Eagles Experience Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street, Alexandra The commitment to replicating the true west coast Eagles sound, live on stage by Pete McCarthy, Gary Young, Ash Osgood, Cres Crisp and Steve Wells of The Eagles Story is never ending. (see ad page 49) W: theeaglesstory.com.au/ E: theeaglesstory.giz@gmail.com P: 0438633887 Saturday 22 ~ workshop with Louise Folletta 2427 Maroondah Highway Buxton (see ad page 49) sunday 23 ~ workshop with Louise Folletta

2427 Maroondah Highway Buxton (see ad page 49)

tuesday 25 ~ writing workshop MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville 9.30am-4pm. P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au (see ad page 56)

JULY 2019 Wednesday 3~ School Holiday Fun Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Fun and educational activities for primary school aged children. Places are limited so bookings are essential. 10am-11.30am. (see ad page 29) W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 SATURDAY 6 ~ ARTZ@YARCK Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck Three Birds One Cock, Comedy. A show that takes Alfred Hitchcock’s famous heroines and gives them stories of their own. (see article page 50) To book: www.trybooking.com/BAMLX or www.trybooking.com/465397 E: yarckhall@hotmail.com P: Maree 0428 030 678 or 5773 4204 Saturday 6 ~ murder mystery dinner Peppercorn Hotel, 21A Station Street, Yea 3 course meal with matched wine, dress-up encouraged 5pm-9pm. (see ad page 26) W: www.yeapeppercorn.com.au P: (03) 5797 2000 F: yeapeppercorn I: @yeapeppercorn saturday 6 ~ pencil in action darwing demo MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville 1pm-4pm. (see ad page 56) P: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au SUNDAY 7 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar 2pm. (see ad page 26) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Sunday 7 - Sunday 14 ~ CELEBRATING NAIDOC Week Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street, Yea Celebrating the rich history and culture of the Taungurung. W: www.ywatercentre.com.au E: info@ywatercentre.com.au P: 03 5797 2663 (see ad page 29) SATURDAY 13 ~ Bastille Dinner Alexandra Hotel, 64 Grant St Alexandra Celebrating all things French! Join us at the Alexandra Hotel for a four course dinner with delicious food inspired by French cuisine. 6.30pm $70pp for bookings 03 5772 1014 (see ad page 25) E: info@alexandrahotel.net.au W: www.alexandrahotel.net.au Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 57


JULY 2019 Saturday 13 ~ Yea Arts presents L’amante Anglaise Beaufort Manor, High Street, Yea A modern classic psychological thriller from celebrated French author, Marguerite Duras, which takes you right inside the heart and mind of the perpetrator and is a fascinating and compelling true crime story. W: yeaartsinc.wordpress.com/ E: yeaartsinc@gmail.com.au P: 0411 844 192 Saturday 20 ~ Christmas in July Holmesglen At Eildon, 92 Moore Road, Eildon Mulled wine, roast turkey, glazed ham, yorkshire puddings, brandy sauce and traditional Christmas pudding – enjoy a four course celebration dinner. With a roving magician and live music to entertain throughout the night, this will be a truly magical event. Special accommodation rates. Reservations essential please contact directly for bookings. (see ad page 5 & article page 30) W: www.holmesglenateildon.com.au E: eildon@holmesglen.edu.au P: 03 5774 2631 sunday 21 ~ GRAND CENTRAL open miKE The Grand Central Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. (see ad page 26) P: 5797 2513 Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 ~ Murrindindi Beanie Festival St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 39 Downey Street, Alexandra Beanies are donated, displayed and available for purchase. Hot food and a mini market adds to the fun. Gold coin entry. 10am-4pm. W: www.facebook.com/MurrindindiBeanieFestivalVictoria/ E: cazart@live.com.au P: 0400 997 655

REGULAR MARKETS Alexandra Market

2nd Saturday of month 9am-1pm (closed over winter) Alexandra Timber Tramway, Station Street, Alexandra Plants, herbs, local produce, unique handicrafts, bric-a-brac and collectables. Refreshments available – coffee cart, BBQ and cold drinks. Free entry. Train rides for a small donation. 0427 509 988 | market@alexandratramway.org.au | www.alexandratramway.org.au

Bollygum Community Market

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

Flowerdale Community Market

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

jamieson farmers and artisans market

1st Saturday of Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar 4pm-8pm Perkins Street, Jamieson “Make it, bake it, grow it” stalls offering a wide range of produce and art. Performances including music, dance and black-smithing. 0425 567 771 | jamfarm@outlook.com

Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market

AUGUST 2019 FRIDAY 2 ~ TASTE OF TAMWORTH Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street UGFM - Radio Murrindindi is holding Taste of Tamworth fundraiser with Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham and The Weeping Willows. 7.30pm. (see ad page 49) W: www.ugfm.org E: info@ugfm.org P: 0416 075 638 SATURDAY 3 TO september 29 ~ assemble MiRa, 11 Murchison Street, Marysville Open 10am-4pm. (see ad page 56, article page 51) T: 5963 4567 W: miramarysville.com.au SUNDAY 4 ~ flowerdale hotel LIVE MUSIC 3325 Whittlesea-Rea Road, Flowerdale Open mic and jam session in bar first Sunday every month. Come and have a Pluck or just enjoy the Tunes. 2pm. (see ad page 26) W: www.flowerdalehotel.com.au F: flowerdale hotel P: 5780 1230 Saturday 10 ~ Ramble Tamble - The Australia Creedence Show Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street, Alexandra Creedence Clearwater Revival and their play list of hit songs have been born again in the body and soul of Melbourne five-piece band, Ramble Tamble – The Australian Creedence Show. Theatre style seating, including two 50 minute sets. 8pm for 8.30pm - dancing is encouraged. W: rambletamble.com.au E: rambletamble.giz@gmail.com P: 0438633887 Friday 16 ~ Canyon Alexandra Town Hall, Grant Street, Alexandra Live performance is a flashback to 70s radio sound with originals inspired by the big names of the era. 6.30pm for 7pm. E: biglittleeventsalex@gmail.com P: 5772 0333 sunday 18 ~ GRAND CENTRAL open miKE The Grand Central Hotel, 64 High Street, Yea Open mike sessions on third Sunday of month. (see ad page 26) P: 5797 2513 58 – Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019

4th Sunday of month 10am-3pm (held on the 3rd Sunday in December) 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake Road, Kinglake Fresh from us to you. High quality items, grown or made by our stall holders. Proving quality products and food every month, all year round. 0419 339 320 | kinglakemarket@gmail.com | www.kinglakemarket.com

Marysville Market

2nd & 4th Sunday of month – Murchison Street, Marysville Crafts, gifts, clothing, plants, locally produced preserves, jams, chutneys, lavender products, shortbread biscuits, honey, fresh fruit and vegetables and wine. Additional stallholders invited. 0405 146 961 - Louise | olivetto@bigpond.com

Taggerty 4 Seasons Market

Saturday of Australia Day, Easter, Queen’s Birthday and Melbourne Cup Weekends 9am-1pm – 3 Taggerty-Thornton Road, Taggerty Local produce including olive oil, wine, honey, fudge, baked goods, preserves, soaps, crafts, bric-a-brac, fruit, vegetables, plants, free range eggs, BBQ sausages and espresso coffee. 0419 376 206 | tgstore@bigpond.com

TALLAROOK farmers market

1st Sunday of month (except January) 9am-1pm – 4 Main Road, Talarook Fresh local produce. Relax in the market cafe while listening to local musicians. Free kids activities. 0403 831 520 | Facebook Tallarook Farmers Market

Yarck Country Market

3rd Saturday of month 9am-1.30pm – Yarck Hall, Maroondah Hwy, Yarck The market helps to fund the hall maintenance and provides an outlet for local produce, jams, craft, plants and wines. 0407 879 612 | yarckhall@hotmail.com | www.visityarck.com.au

YEA RAILWAY Market

1st Saturday of month – Yea Railway Reserve, Station St Yea Fresh local produce, arts and crafts, children’s activities, playground and skate park. The market showcases local producers, growers and makers and is a community event with a gold coin donation entry - funds from entry are donated to local charities each month. 0427 722 624 | globalgemsandfinejewellery@gmail.com


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MOTOR TRIMMING / UPHOLSTERY

HIGH QUALITY WORKMANSHIP OVER 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

• Car Upholstery • Household Upholstery • Motorbike Seats

SERVICE STATION

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

Phone 03 5774 2220 Email eildonservo@bigpond.com

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

Trevor & Janine Young

Ph 0408 789 653

1449 Killingworth Road, Molesworth PAINTING / HOUSEBOAT MAINTENANCE SERVICES

SERVICE STATION

CORMAC PAINTING & Houseboat Maintenance

ABN 23 709 084 507

Quality Fuel And Oil | Convenience Store Auto Parts | Accessories Hot Food | Cold Drinks | Ice Creams | Snacks Ice | Bait | BBQ Gas | Great Coffee

• House Interior & Exterior • Houseboats Interiors only • Sheds • Commercial • Shop Interior & Exterior

03 5774 7171 E: shellbuxton@gmail.com

within a 150km radius of Eildon!

0488 183 432 cormacservices@outlook.com

2093 Maroondah Hwy Buxton Vic 3711

PLUMBER

SERVICE STATION

endeavour ALEXANDRA

Your plumbing specialist

Lic No 37388

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

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

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

Open 7am - 7pm Daily

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

Yea

FUEL & LUBRICANTS FOOD & DRINKS

Open 6am - 9pm Daily 31 High St, Yea 3717 Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 63


SIGN WRITING

TREE SERVICES

• • • • •

STOCK AND STATION AGENTS

YEA OFFICE 4 Station Street, Yea 3717 Ph 5797 4100

TOWING & SALVAGE

ALEXANDRA OFFICE 6 Webster Street, Alexandra 3714 Ph 5772 4101

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

TREE SERVICES

• Insured

5778 9603

Competitive •

JASON

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• 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

Reliable •

• Experienced

2 Centre Avenue Eildon Ph 03 5774 2727

0413 671 066

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

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


UPHOLSTERY

WEED CONTROL

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

• SPOT SPRAYING • BOOM SPRAYING • 200M POWER REELS • COMPUTER CONTROLLED BOOM FROM 2M TO 10M Licensed – insured – experienced

ANDY FRIEDEL 0407 565 207 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

Contact: David Cooper Mobile: 0429 199 472

mobile

Trade qualified ~ over 40 years experience

www.topstitchupholsteryandantiques.com.au WATER BORE DRILLING

WINDSCREENS & GLASS

WATER BORES

Alexandra

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

WINDSCREENS & GLASS • 24 hour service • House glazing

Steve Heard 31 Aitken Street Alexandra 3714

Phone 5772 1994 A/H 5772 1184 Mob 0427 577 839 Murrindindi Guide – WINTER 2019 – 65


ACCOMMODATION Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Motel, Alexandra 5772 2077 Alexandra Tourist Park Alexandra 5772 1222 Alpino Apartments Marysville 0408 103 481 Amelina Cottages Marysville 0434 692 622 Big4 Taggerty Holiday Park Taggerty 5774 7263 Breakaway Twin Rivers Caravan Park Acheron 5772 1735 Buxton Hotel, Buxton 5774 7381 Churches of Yarck 0414 969 008 Courthouse Hotel, Jamieson 5777 0503 Dalrymples, Marysville 5963 3416 Eildon Lake Motel, Eildon 5774 2800 Eildon Pondage Holiday Park 1800 651 691 Elite Stays Marysville / Taggerty 0413 795 283 Flowerdale Hotel 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280 Giddy Goat Cafe, Yarck 5773 4223 Glenfield Cottage B/B Yarck 5773 4304 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Lake Eildon 5774 2585 Kevington Hotel, Kevington 5777 0543 5797 2515 Royal Mail Hotel, Yea Rubicon Hotel Motel Thornton 5773 2251 Saladin Lodge, Narbethong 0429 699 969 Taylor Bay Country Club Taylor Bay 0497 889 353 The Grand Central Hotel Yea 5797 2513 Thornton Caravan Park Thornton 5773 2305 Waverley Guest House Alexandra 5772 1146 White Lotus B&B Narbethong 5963 7126 Yea Motel 5797 2660 5797 2000 Yea Peppercorn Hotel Yea ADVENTURE PARK Kinglake Forest Adventures 5771 1287 AIR CONDITIONING SERVICES Eastern Wiring Service 0412 513 954 ANTENNA / TV SERVICES Chris’s TV 0405 554 915 APPLIANCE STORE Chookies Alexandra 5772 2152 Country Tech Leading Appliances Alexandra 5772 3165 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES Alexandra Automotive Alexandra 5772 3232 Alexandra Tyrepower Alexandra 5772 3456 Eildon Auto Spares, Eildon 5774 2712 High Country 4x4 Mansfield 5779 1955 Mototronics Australia, Yea 0432 646 632 Yea 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 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Holiday Park Eildon 5774 2585

BOOK SHOPS Books at Yarck, Yarck 5773 4337 Goulburn River Books Alexandra 5772 2935 BUS HIRE Lake Mountain Snow Bus Marysville 5963 3753 BUTCHERS Alexandra Quality Meats Alexandra 5772 1151 Thornton Butchers & Deli Thornton 5773 2224 CABINET MAKERS AW Cabinets, Alexandra 5772 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 CARS Martins Garage Mansfield 5733 1000 CATERING Harvesting the Feast 5772 3053 / 0402 125 370 CLOTHING / SHOE SHOPS Alexandra Sportspower & Toys Alexandra 5772 1719 Country Touch Marysville 5963 3753 Inspire on Grant Alexandra 5772 2311 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park Eildon 5774 2585 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Your Wardrobe, Yea 5797 2309 COMMUNICATIONS Country Tech, Alexandra 5772 3165 Weeks Radio, Alexandra 5772 1292 COMPUTERS Country Tech, Alexandra 5772 3165 Murrindindi Computers 5772 1403 Upper Goulburn Computer Services 0417 342 914 CONCRETING Rock ‘n’ Conc 0409 250 234 DENTAL CLINICS Alexandra Dental Clinic 5772 1073 Your New Dentist, Yea 5715 6442 DOG GROOMING 5774 7242 In The Pink, Taggerty EATERIES / BAKERIES /RESTAURANTS 501 Cafe Bar & Grill Jerusalem Creek 5774 2585 Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Bakery & Cafe Alexandra 5772 2272 Alexandra Noodle Bar Alexandra 5772 2888 Aqua Bar & Cafe, Eildon 0425 816 959 Burnsies Takeaway Alexandra 5772 2693 By the Falls Marysville 0448 983 009 / 0419 959 054

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Check Out 7, Eildon 5774 2184 Eildon Bakery & Cafe, Eildon 5774 2362 Eildon Fish & Chips, Eildon 5774 2597 Eildon Woodfire Pizza Eildon 5774 2001 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280 Giddy Goat Cafe, Yarck 5773 4223 Jamieson Cafe, Deb’s Jamieson 5777 0600 Jammm Catering @ Mt Pleasant Hotel Alexandra 5772 1083 Killingworth Hill Cafe & Whisky Bar Yea 0455 266 888 Lake Mountain Cafe Lake Mountain 5957 7253 Marysville Take-Away Marysville 5963 4004 Rendezvous Cafe Restaurant Yea 5797 2528 Saladin Lodge, Narbethong 0429 699 969 Tallarook General Store & Cafe Tallarook 5792 1687 The Provender Country Bakehouse Yea 5797 3155 Alexandra 5772 3167 Yea Chinese Restaurant Yea 5797 2865 Yea Take Away, Yea 5797 2664 ELECTRICIANS Blackwood Electrics Taggerty 0418 997 780 / 0434 100 518 Eastern Wiring Service 0412 513 954 E-Tec Electrical Contractor Alexandra 0418 543 310 Grimshaw Electrics Thornton 0429 808 596 J Williams Electrical Alexandra 0439 842 030 FARM EQUIPMENT Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Yea Automotive Service Centre 5797 2562 FISHING SUPPLIES Eildon Bait & Tackle Eildon 5774 2712 Jerusalem Creek Bait & Tackle Eildon 5774 2585 Totally Trout, Alexandra 5772 2662 FLOOR COVERINGS Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 9439 6066 Slocum Floorcoverings FLOOR SANDING & FINISHING Tim Skerritt, Alexandra 0439 358 880 FORESTRY SERVICES Farm Forestry Services Taggerty 0427 747 393 FURNITURE STORES Chookies Furniture Warehouse Alexandra 5772 2152 GALLERIES Darren Gilbert Open Studio Highlands www.monkeytaildesign.com Little Fishes Art Studio Marysville 0408 146 165 MIRA, Marysville 5963 4567 Rustic Simplicity Alexandra 0419 517 045 Studio 2427, Buxton 0417 323 868 GARDEN / FARM EQUIPMENT Yea Automotive Service Centre 5797 2562 GENERAL / GROCERIES / FRUIT & VEG Tallarook General Store & Cafe Tallarook 5792 1687 Yarck General Store , Yarck 5773 4204

GIFT SHOP / CLOTHING / SHOES Alexandra Discounts & Giftware Alexandra 5772 2850 By The Falls Marysville 0448 983 009 / 0419 959 054 5772 3110 Embling Rural, Alexandra Flori e Casa, Alexandra 0412 322 419 Inspire On Grant, Alexandra 5772 2311 Lit & Beyond, Marysville 0422 239 754 Nice, Yea 0413 489 196 Redgate Bazaar, Alexandra 0407 683 712 Rustic Simplicity, Alexandra 0419 517 045 GLASS PRODUCTS Alexandra Windscreens & Glass Alexandra 0427 577 839 Ridgeline Glass & Glazing Healesville 5962 2888 GRAPHIC DESIGN Ann Friedel Publishing Alexandra 0418 556 107 HALL FOR HIRE Fawcett Hall 5772 2997 Fawcett via Alexandra HARDWARE / TIMBER STORES Eildon Hardware 5774 2081 Mitre 10 Alexandra 5772 2188 Mansfield 5775 2511 Yea 5797 2290 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park Eildon 5774 2585 HEALTH / BEAUTY / WELLBEING Advanced Myotherapy Yea 5795 2160 Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 Jessica’s Sheer Beauty Alexandra 5772 3322 Kate’s Waxing, Alexandra 5772 1012 Reiki Insight Natural Healing Yea 0425 795 838 White Lotus Natural Health & Wellbeing Narbethong 5963 7126 HEATING Bowd Heating, Alexandra 5772 1045 Euro Fireplaces, Mansfield & Lilydale www.eurofireplaces.com.au HORSE RIDING Rubicon Valley Horse Riding Thornton 5773 2292 HOSPITALITY SUPPLIES Mansfield Hospitality Supplies 5779 1660 HOTELS / MOTELS / RESORTS Alexandra Hotel, Alexandra 5772 1014 Alexandra Motor Inn 5772 2077 Buxton Hotel, Buxton 5774 7381 Courthouse Hotel, Jamieson 5777 0503 Eildon Lake Motel, Eildon 5774 2800 Flowerdale Hotel, Flowerdale 5780 1230 Flowerdale Estate Strath Creek 5784 9280 Holmesglen at Eildon Eildon 5774 2631 Kevington Hotel, Kevington 5777 0543 Royal Mail Hotel, Yea 5797 2515 Rubicon Hotel Motel Thornton 5773 2251 Taylor Bay Country Club Taylor Bay 0497 889 353 The Grand Central Hotel Yea 5797 2513 Yarck Hotel, Yarck 5773 4226 Yea Motel, Yea 5797 2660 Yea Peppercorn Hotel, Yea 5797 2000

HOUSEBOAT SERVICES Cormac Painting 0488 183 432 LANDSCAPING Itec Earthworks 0421 921 110 LIGHT & SOUND North East Light & Sound www.northeastlightandsound.com.au LOCAL PRODUCE Koala Cherries, Yarck 5773 4250 Frattali Olive Oil, Yea 0418 333 586 LOCKSMITH Mitch-a-Fix Services Alexandra 0409 285 589 LOLLY SHOP Marysville Lolly Shop 0408 173 656 MARINE SERVICES Eildon Outboard Service Eildon 5774 2132 Lake Eildon Marine Jerusalem Ck, Eildon 5774 2022 MOTORCYCLES / MOWERS Alexandra Motorcycles Alexandra 5772 1045 MOTOR TRIMMING T&J Trimming 0408 789 653 NEWSAGENCIES Alexandra Newsagency Alexandra 5772 1025 NURSERIES / GARDEN CENTRES / SUPPLIES Bedrock Garden Supplies Alexandra 5772 1911 Buxton Nursery, Buxton 5774 7345 Fern Acres Kinglake West 5786 5031 Garden Centre, Yea 5797 2933 Goulburn Valley Nursery, Yea 5797 2222 The Peaceful Garden 0427 000 344 NURSING HOME Darlingford Nursing Home Eildon 5774 2711 OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT Maroondah Outdoor Equipment Buxton 5774 7292 Mansfield Hunting & Fishing Mansfield 5779 1685 PAINTING SERVICES Cormac Painting 0488 183 432 PHARMACIES Alexandra Pharmacy Alexandra 5772 2153 Eildon Pharmacy, Eildon 5774 2626 Marysville Pharmacy 5963 4224 PHYSIOTHERAPIST Alexandra Physiotherapy Alexandra 5772 2649 PLUMBERS Travis Capp Plumbing Alexandra 0419 553 803 POLITICIANS Bridget McKenzie Senator National Party Victoria 5441 4251 Cindy McLeish MP State Member for Eildon 9730 1066 PUMPS / GENERATORS Alexandra Motorcycles, Alexandra 5772 1045 REAL ESTATE AGENTS DA Robinson, Yea 5797 2500 Elders, Alexandra 0419 558 032 LJ Hooker, Alexandra 5772 1774 Ruralco Property Alexandra 5772 1110 Yea 5797 2086


RURAL PRODUCE / EQUIPMENT Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 SERVICE STATIONS BP Yea 5797 2008 Eildon One Stop Fuel Eildon 5774 2220 Endeavour Alexandra Alexandra 5772 1227 Jerusalem Creek Marina & Hoilday Park On-water fuel barge Eildon 5774 2585 Shell Buxton, Buxton 5774 7171 Simpson & Sons P/L Alexandra 5772 1205 Yea Automotive Service Centre 5797 2562 SIGNWRITING Alexandra Signs, Alexandra 5772 1145 SKI HIRE / SNOW BUS Cross Country Ski Hire Marysville 5963 3322 Lake Mountain Apline Resort Lake Mountain lakemountain.com.au Lake Mountain Snow Bus Marysville 5963 3753 Marysville Ski Centre Marysville 5963 3455 SOLICITORS Williams Hunt, Alexandra 5772 1493 STOCK AND STATION AGENTS Elders Alexandra 5772 1052 Yea5797 2037 Embling Rural, Alexandra 5772 3110 Rodwells Alexandra 5772 2444 Yea 5797 2086 TREE SERVICES High Country Tree Services 5775 1935 JT’s Trees 0413 671 066 TOWING & SALVAGE Eildon Auto Repairs & Towing Eildon 5774 2727 TROUT FARMS Buxton Trout Farm 5774 7370 TV SERVICES Chris’s TV 0405 554 915 TYRES Alexandra Tyrepower 5772 3456 UPHOLSTERY Maxwell’s Upholstery, Eildon 5774 2201 Topstitch Upholstery & Antiques Yea 5797 2992 T&J Trimming 0408 789 653 VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES Alexandra 5772 1100 / 1800 652 298 Eildon 5774 2909 5963 4567 Marysville Yea 5797 2663 VETERINARIAN Mountain Ranges Vet Clinic Kinglake 5786 1777 WATER BORING Matthew & Sons 0418 362 968 WEED CONTROL Alexandra Weed Control 0407 565 207 WELDING SERVICES Buffalo Built 0429 199 472 WINES/BREWS Little River Wines, Taggerty 5774 7644 Sedona Estate, Murrindindi 9730 2883 WINDSCREENS Alexandra Windscreens & Glass Alexandra 0427 577 839 ZOO Mansfield Zoo, Mansfield 5777 3576

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 Toolangi PS.................................................. 5962 9255 Yea PS............................................................. 5797 2724 SECONDARY COLLEGES Alexandra SC............................................... 5770 2000 Yea SC............................................................ 5797 2207

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

FOOTBALL / NETBALL CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1912 Yea................................................................... 5797 2412 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1580 Marysville & District ........................... 0412 487 842 GOLF CLUBS Eildon............................................................. 5774 2044 Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1570 Yea............................................................. 0409 250 086 Whittlesea.................................................... 9716 2066 Marysville Golf & Bowls........................... 5963 3241 RACE CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5773 4304 Merton........................................................... 5778 9551 St Pats Race Club Yea.......................... 0427 794 779 Yea................................................................... 5796 9396 RIDING CLUBS Acheron Valley Adult Riding Club...................................... 5773 2245 SPEEDWAY...........www.alexandraspeedway.com SQUASH CLUB Alexandra............................................... 0438 546 070 TENNIS CLUBS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 2621 Flowerdale................................................... 5780 2201 Kinglake Ranges........................................ 5786 5228 Yea................................................................... 5736 0461 SWIMMING POOLS Alexandra..................................................... 5772 1705 Eildon............................................................. 5774 2174 Marysville..................................................... 5963 3387 Yea................................................................... 5797 2474 RECREATIONAL GROUPS Alexandra Brass Band.............................. 5772 1404 Alexandra Camera Club.................... 0458 420 206 Alexandra & District Dog Obedience.5774 7303 Alexandra & District Lapidary Club..... 5774 2908 Alexandra & District Motorcycle Club ......................................................www.admcc.com.au Alexandra Quilters.................................... 5772 1897 Buxton Craft Activities............................. 5774 7291 Eildon & District Woodworking Guild/ Alexandra Community Shed .................................alexandrawoodies@gmail.com Eildon Art Group........................................ 5773 2306 Murrindindi Historic Vehicle Reg... 0467 051 600 Redgate Classic Motorcycle Club.. 0433 291 495 Upper Goulburn Field Naturalists........ 5772 1189 Yea Camera Club........................................ 5797 3228 Yea Film Society......................................... 5797 2480 MURRINDINDI SHIRE COUNCIL Alexandra..................................................... 5772 0333 Yea................................................................... 5797 2209 Kinglake........................................................ 5786 1522 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 2019 – 67


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