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IT’S an emotional time for World War Two Bomber Command veteran David Rouse, 84, reflecting on his 1940s war service alongside wife Edna (foreground) as he prepares for tomorrow’s ANZAC Day memorial service and march in Mildura – See Page 2.

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writer Ann Merry, we take a close up and personal look into the life of a Vietnam vet, then and now… a compelling insight, it takes readers to the front lines and beyond of one of the world’s most controversial wars. You can learn where all the Anzac Day services are, and read all about one fighter’s ace’s brush with death – three times! This region has a long and proud association with Anzac Day. We were settled by returned soldiers, but we lost many of our favourite sons in battles along the way, all of them fallen heroes, all of them remembered as far back as our first campaign at Gallipoli in 1915. That battle alone saw 8000 Diggers lose their lives… at war’s end it had risen to 60,000

as we fought and died alongside out New Zealand brothers, cementing the ANZAC tradition. Federal Member for Mallee, John Forrest, puts it well; “The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance to our sense of national identity and the rules we live by,” he said. “We see services across Australia enjoying a surge in attendance and interest, particularly from young people who see ANZAC Day as an essential part of their culture, upbringing and feeling of belonging – a core value.” From World War Two and beyond, this special day has been used to commemorate the lives of Australians lost in conflict. John Forrest says the customary dawn service had its or-

igins in an operational routine still observed by the Australian Army today. During battle, the half-light of dawn was one of the most favoured times for an attack. “In 2009, we’ll again see people gathering in the early morning for this most telling and emotional experience,” he said. “Later in the day, in many centres and small towns, returned servicemen and women, and many in their communities, will again gather at ANZAC Day services and other activities to celebrate the sacrifices that made Australia the free nation it remains today. “Not only will we remember past conflicts, but we’ll be thinking of our courageous Australians still serving, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, where their skills and compassion are the envy of many other nations.”

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By VINNIE RODI EMOTIONS will be high, and tears will flow freely for World War Two veteran David Rouse, 84, when he takes his place in Mildura’s ANZAC Day parade tomorrow. Recalling memories of war and remembering those lost was enough to reduce the ageing veteran to tears, and similar emotions no doubt will be felt by many former soldiers across Australia this weekend. And while the former Wiltshire, UK man, now Mildura Regis Nursing Home resident, has always considered April 25 an emotional and special day, 2009 will be made more special with David’s grandson (also David) flying in from Perth to share the experience. David will push his grandfather in a wheelchair through the streets of Mildura tomorrow, with Mr Rouse unable to march since a debilitating fall five years ago. He said having both sides of his family involved with the war had led to an increased appreciation of how important

the day is. “Granddad used to tell stories when we were younger,” he said. “It’s a day that’s become very important to me over the years, mainly due to those connections.

“I have a son of my own, Daniele who is three, and who attended his first dawn service last year, and I don’t think there’s a better experience. “This year I’m lucky enough to have the op-

portunity to spend the day with Granddad, and participate in the march.” David’s great grandson Daniele was also set to fly to Mildura, however an ear infection prevented him from making the trip. “I was pretty disappointed that Daniele couldn’t be here, it would have been nice for him to take part, but I’m here and it’s going to be a real honour to accompany my Grandfather.” David Senior was only a teenager when he served in England’s 51st Squadron Bomber Royal Airforce, flying more than 40 missions during the conflict. He met and married wife Edna 63 years ago after meeting at a dance, with the pair eventually having three kids, two boys Rob and Paul, and daughter Maureen. In 1956 family friend Tom Perry (dec.) offered them the chance to move to Australia, something neither of them has regretted. With the move to a new country came the beginning of new traditions, with ANZAC Day marches, dawn services, and the annual reminder of what

life had been like 60 years prior becoming an important and emotional time of year. “The older we get the more sentimental we find ourselves about those times,” wife Edna said. “There was no ANZAC Day in England, so the concept of the ANZAC spirit was new for us when we first arrived.” David was overcome with emotion as he tried to explain the importance that veterans like himself placed on the April 25 celebrations. “I’ve tried to be a part of every ANZAC Day since I’ve been here,” he said tearfully. “It’s meant a lot to see the day change over the years. “Now you have the little ones walking with their grandfathers, or representing them in the parade. They sometimes get out of hand, but I think it’s important for them to know what their grandfathers did all those years ago. “There’s not many of us left now, so it’s important that our kids and grandchildren carry on this tradition because it means so much to so many of us.”

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Further evidence of this was the new roundabout nearing completion at the intersection of Benetook Avenue and 14th Street, a roundabout that Cr Eckel claims is just not suitable for a major truck route. “I just can’t believe how they could get it so wrong,” he said. “This is a major arterial road, one of the busiest in regional Austra-

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visitors to the region. “For example, there’s a new roundabout at the intersection of 17th and Benetook, but not one sign advising traffic which way to go to Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide,” he said. He said these simple things, and on a bigger scale the Benetook Avenue bypass, were prime examples of poor town planning,

“Tourism is worth about $200 million a year to Mildura, and interstate truckies and their companies contribute greatly to that…we need to get it right – for them and for the city.” – Cr Mark Eckel lia. It’s just not up to the standard required for the volume of traffic it will be getting.” Cr Eckel also criticised the lack of planning and foresight in making sure all traffic, not just truckies, knew exactly where they were heading when entering or leaving Mildura, bearing in mind Mildura was always trying to attract new

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for them and for the city.” Cr Eckel said Deakin Avenue was one of the most beautiful thoroughfares of any regional centre in the world, a legacy of the Chaffeys, and he wanted to see it as the road that linked the outside world to our thriving shopping precinct and majestic riverfront. He suggested immediate moves to improve the Benetook by-pass, starting with simple, bold new signage to inform all traffic of the by-pass, whether their approach was from Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney. He said this truck route should be an immediate priority. “Truckies would appreciate a straight-through alternative rather than the current situation,” he said. “Coming into Victoria now means a slight uphill run off the bridge approach to the 7th Street roundabout, turning right onto a busy road and another slight uphill run and traffic light before a turn into Deakin Avenue, and then a series of traffic lights all the way along Mildura’s busiest road. It’s simply not good enough.” • Continued Page 6


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It’s a scene repeated many times on Victorian streets or in nightclubs… alcohol-fuelled incidents often turning into serious assaults. The law provides for significant jail terms for some offences, as evidenced by the recent sentencing in Mildura County Court of a young man over a December, 2007 incident in O’Malleys. The result?…

Lives ruined by a nightclub ‘glassing’ VISITING County Court Judge Lance Pilgrim has delivered a loud, clear message that alcohol-fuelled street or nightclub violence won’t be tolerated in Mildura – or any other jurisdiction. Delivering sentence in the case of a vicious assault in which an innocent young male nightclub patron was ‘glassed,’ His Honour said people had to realise that mindless violence and aggression was unacceptable, and alcohol consumption levels were no excuse. Judge Pilgrim described to the court the horrific injuries caused to the young patron, who needed plastic surgery after his face “exploded” when a beer glass was smashed into his face in the earlymorning attack at O’Malleys Tavern in Deakin Avenue just before Christmas 2007. He said the incident had affected many lives, including the aggressor, who had recently returned to Australia after being part of a group received by the Pope in Rome, and who had the potential to be a leader in his cultural group.

and a passionate plea for leniency by the defence counsel. But His Honour saw it as “a very, very, serious offence.” He imposed a five-year jail term, and said that had it not been for the man’s guilty plea, it would have been more.

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Appearing before Judge Pilgrim facing one count of recklessly causing serious injury was father of two John Thomas Winch, 27, formerly of Albury, and who had been working with the National Parks Service in Buronga while studying for a Bachelor of Science degree. The court heard that the maximum sentence for such an offence was 15 years jail. Describing the events of that night, Judge Pilgrim said Winch had spent the evening with his girlfriend, Olivia Laboda, and friends, finishing off a bottle of bourbon at a motel before deciding to go to O’Malleys around 1am. He later admitted in a record of interview

he couldn’t remember the time of arrival at the nightclub, and despite being drunk already, had insisted on consuming more alcohol. The victim of the assault, Tom Headley, was with his brother Nathan and other friends at O’Malleys following a wedding reception. Observing Winch’s behaviour, they had moved into the beer garden where, about 2.30am, Winch approached and demanded an apology for sexual remarks that Headley had allegedly aimed at his girlfriend. A psychologist later said it appeared Laboda had made up that story for some unknown reason. Headley was in the process of denying the allegation when Winch smashed a beer pot into his head, with a witness describing Headley’s face as “exploding in blood.” Winch was restrained by security personnel, arrested by police and detectives, interviewed later that Sunday morning and then charged. Judge Pilgrim said Winch had

co-operated with police, and had made the comment; “I’m absolutely devastated – it just scarred him and it scarred me as well. I’m speechless. He later added; “I’m sorry, very, very, very sorry for him. One night on the grog has ruined my life, ruined his life, and scarred him as well.”

‘Well over-intoxicated’ Winch described his condition that night as being “well overintoxicated,” and didn’t know the reason he hit Headley. “He definitely didn’t deserve it. Noone deserves that.” Judge Pilgrim described that comment as “an under-statement”. He said Headley went to hospital for immediate treatment, and suffered large cuts to the face, including through his nose and lip, as well as broken teeth, and said there was still a lot to be done in an effort to repair what he described as “horrific” injuries. • Continued Page 6

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• SCENE OF THE ASSAULT: O’Malley’s Irish Tavern In Deakin Avenue, Mildura.

• From Page 3 Cr Eckel said the bridge approach, and the Mildura South approach, had the potential for timewasting and potentially dangerous bottlenecks. “The entry and exit points to the city need to offer free flow of traffic, not congestion,” he said. Brendan Moritz, project officer for the Transport Logistics Cluster has backed Cr Eckel’s argument, describing the 11th Street/Benetook roundabout (across a railway line) as “offering challenges” and presenting safety problems, especially where B-Doubles and road trains are concerned. He was particularly concerned at the latest roundabout, At Benetook and 14th, describing it as “tight and restrictive” for heavy vehicles that are being encouraged to use the by-pass. Mr Moritz said there consistently appeared to be a level of inadequate planning and consultation with transport companies that were being encouraged to use the by-pass. He said engineers might have their theoretical figures and truck loadlevels right, but often didn’t take into account road widths, alterations in vehicles, driving experience and other factors… in other words, the roundabout is too small. Cr Eckel said he desperately wanted the by-pass to work. He said that as well as getting the truck route and its intersections right, there should also be a major rest stop for truckies, complete with fuel outlet and refreshments, similar to the one at Yamba just across the SA border.

Lives ruined by a nightclub ‘glassing’ • From Page 5 “It is to be hoped that through the work of medical and dental teams, and in particular the skills of the plastic surgeon, that Mr Headley will be restored to good health, and the effects of substantial scarring may ultimately diminish,” he said, although he had no

doubt the “appalling attack” would remain evident to some degree for the rest of his life. Judge Pilgrim told Winch the media was full of, and continually reported on, alcohol-fuelled violence on streets and in nightclubs, almost on a daily basis. “The courts must send a message loud and clear on behalf of

the community that such mindless violence and aggression will not be tolerated,” he said. “Young males must realise that consuming copious quantities of liquor, in your case high quality liquor with about 34 percent alcohol content – does not excuse physical violence.” He said those who engaged in violence such as ‘glassing,’ or the

use of any weapon, had the potential to lead to significant jail terms. Imposing the five-year jail term, Judge Pilgrim ordered that Winch serve at least three years before being eligible for parole, made an order for compensation to Headley of $274.80, and also ordered that Winch provide a saliva sample for forensic analysis.



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Top schools unite for trade training boost THE Sunraysia community has been invited to be part of the consultative forums in support of a submission by a consortium of schools for funding to place modern trade training facilities in local schools. The Trade Training Centres in Schools Program (TTCiS) is an important element of the Commonwealth Government’s Education Revolution. It will provide $2.5 billion over 10 years to enable secondary schools across Australia to apply for funding for Trade Training Centres for students in local schools. Round One funding of more than $90million has been announced. Round Two will involve another $387million. Trade Training Centres are being established to help increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12 or its equivalent. An important step to achieving these goals is to ensure students have access to high quality, relevant education and training opportunities to engage them and to encourage them to continue their studies. The program aims to help address the national skills shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries by improving facilitates at schools and enhancing pathways to further education and training. The Commonwealth, State and

•  Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp. Territory Governments, and nongovernment education authorities are working closely to enable better opportunities for secondary students across Australia. Schools will have an opportunity to apply for funding to build new, or upgrade, existing trade or vocational education and training facilities. Eleven schools in the Sunraysia district have formed a consortium to make an application for TTCiS Round Two funding due for submission before June 9. They are Mildura Senior College, St. Joseph’s, Chaffey, Henderson, Merbein, Irymple and Red Cliffs

colleges, Trinity Lutheran College, Coomealla High School, Werrimull P-12 and Mildura Special School. Mildura Senior College principal, Dennis Norton, said the program builds on the school’s commitment to the quality of schooling offered to senior students undertaking trade-related pathways. “It will assist them in making a successful transition from school to work, or further education and training,” he said. Sunraysia Institute of TAFE is also supporting the application as an important partner in enhancing opportunities for student learning pathways. Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, this week offered his full support, describing the region as having a wealth of talent, and no shortage of candidates for such a scheme. “I am pleased to see the extensive collaboration that has occurred between the consortium schools in developing a model that will benefit students in all sectors in the region,” he said. An application for funding will be submitted by the consortium based on a model that will build on the successful history of close cooperation and partnership between local schools. •  Continued Page 21

Club home is saved, but it’s still tough times THE home of the Wentworth Services Sporting Club, on the banks of the Darling River is no longer for sale, but to ensure the struggling club’s future the board has had to make some tough decisions. The building had been put on the market in November last year, but was withdrawn from sale this week. And, in a raft of measures aimed at cutting costs and boosting income, the club will: • Sell-off 30 of its poker machines, • Sell-off 408 megalitres of water from its sporting complex, • Sell-off its second car park for residential development, • Re-negotiate a large loan, and • Move internal walls for more efficient heating and cooling. Club general manager, Colin Alvey, said the board and management had, and will continue to, “investigate everything possible” to secure the club’s long-term future. On the issue of the poker machine sale, Mr Alvey said the club had identified some time ago that,

based on industry standards, the club was operating 40 too many poker machines. “Although we have been reluctant to reduce our installation in the past, we have now sold 30 poker machine entitlements. “This reduction in machine numbers will not decrease our income earning capacity, as proven over the recent Easter holiday period, which was equal to our best turnover during the previous seven years. “The club holds a licence for 408 megalitres of General Security Water (along with a licence for a small parcel of High Security Water) for our Sporting Complex. “The General Security Water has been almost inaccessible over the past two years, and most likely will be again next year. We have therefore entered into an agreement to sell this water, which basically is an unused asset. This arrangement will hopefully be finalised by June this year. •  Continued Page 21

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As far as Simon Tierney was concerned, it was the answer to a Lord’s prayer… in love with a beautiful young Aussie school teacher. It’s the closest that Mildura

Good Lord… he’s HERE in Australia, he’s just one of the boys, “Simon,” or “m-a-a-a-a-t-e” to his new family and friends Down Under. But back home in England he’s quite entitled to be called by his official Irish/ English family title dating back centuries – ‘Lord Carra of Borrolan’… and until former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came along, would have been entitled to one day take his rightful place in London’s House of Lords. Not that he’s been ‘Lording’ it over any Aussies lately… he’s been captivated by a vivacious and lively young Mildura school teacher who is ensuring he keeps both feet firmly planted on the ground… Aussie territory if possible. Actually, she did bring him to his knees… but only once – and for good reason. As gentlemen do, he dropped to one knee during interval at a recent major London stage show (Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), to ask for her hand in marriage… much to the delight of the theatre audience also taking a break in the foyer of the West End theatre. His name is Simon Tierney, he’s 28, a former London ‘Bobby’ and a down-to-earth, articulate young chap who is right into family history and historical events, especially wars, and the heroes who fought in them. He sometimes dresses like them, and has been an ‘extra’ in several re-enactment documentaries in the UK. Her name is Amanda Wright, the 23-year-old delightful eldest of four daughters, two step-siblings and a half brother and sister of Mildura’s Kathy Phillips and her former husband Brian Wright, formerly of Manangatang and now of Tasmania. Simon and Amanda, both deeply religious and heavily involved in church groups,

• MY LORD: Mildura’s Amanda Wright has a special hug for the new special Englishman in her life, Lord Carra of Borrolan – he prefers to be known not by his title, but by his given name, Simon Tierney. Mildura Weekly photographer RHETT HAMMERTON caught the new Mr and Mrs Tierney in a tender moment after their recent wedding. INSET pictures show the Tierney Coat of Arms, and at right – Amanda as she appeared in her travelling stage show ‘Ladies of the Forties.’ OPPOSITE PAGE: Simon and Amanda relax after their wedding. Photograph courtesy of Glen Milne. were married in Mildura on Easter Saturday… their second wedding in a matter of weeks after first taking their vows in front of around 150 of Simon’s family and friends at the centuries-old Baptist Church in his home town of Harlow in Essex. Amanda’s dress was special… worth several thousand pounds and designed and made under the supervision of Simon’s grandmother, one

of four official dressmakers for the Royal family, and the person mainly responsible for Princess Margaret’s wedding dress. Amanda’s dress was so special she brought it back to Australia with her as hand luggage so it never left her sight in the lead-up to her Mildura wedding, performed by marriage celebrant Rebekah Milne before 90 guests on the lawns of Rio Vista

Homestead, with the reception at the historical Cardross Hall, chosen for its connection to our soldier settlers. Amanda’s mum Kathy, now re-married to Quick-Fix Harley shop manager Jason Phillips, said everything happened very quickly from the time her daughter rang to say she had been swept off her feet by a young English gentleman. Amanda had travelled

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with the young British heir to his own family hereditary title falling head over heels Weekly editor ALAN ERSKINE has been to British aristocracy, and he says…

wed a local sheila! attitude, loveable nature, mature outlook on life (and looks), she by his boldness, chivalry, love of history (and looks). They talked…and talked…and talked…before Simon, an only child, took her home to meet Mum and Dad…and they too fell in love with the down-to-earth young Aussie. From here it gets a bit complicated…due to a mixup in paperwork, Amanda was giving her marching orders from the Home Office in London, much to the disgust of her school. She was told she would have to go through another long and involved process to re-apply for work. Her ‘grace’ period of 30 days was running out fast. The young couple had discussed future plans, including a long engagement, with probably a May, 2010 wedding… and Amanda had already made plans to return home for the Easter holidays. They decided to bring all their plans forward…get married in Harlow, and then do it all over again on Easter

Saturday in Mildura. It was a frantic 18 days, but Simon’s family (especially dress designer Gran) rose to the occasion, and everything went well. The only relative on Amanda’s side of the family who could make it was a cousin who was working in Germany at the time. Kathy Phillips said the whole family was excited at Amanda’s news, and couldn’t wait for the Mildura sequel, despite being given just four weeks to prepare for the second wedding. Again, everything went off without a hitch…Simon was welcomed into his huge new extended family with open arms, presented with all the usual Aussie survival gear (stubby holder, Aussie book of slang, esky etc) and goodnaturedly copped a fair share of ribbing about his hereditary title. His explanation of that is a lengthy, involved, colourful, charming and sometimes brutal narrative of how the family title originated in Medieval Ireland. More simply put, if I have interpreted this passionate and articulate

young bloke correctly, the Tierneys (the name translates as ‘all powerful and conquering King’) ruled Ireland with an iron fist – and other formidable weapons of force – for more than a century from 937AD. The ‘Carra’ part of his title has Irish origins dating back to the family’s first tribal chief – ‘Colla,’ and the ‘Borrolan’ part is the United Kingdom connection dating back to when the Tierneys were granted an estate in Inverness, Scotland during the 16th Century. The name, and the titles that went with it, were handed down to eldest sons through the centuries, but had been ‘lost’ in recent times until reclaimed by young Simon only a few years ago, and which has now led to him seeking official clarification and ratifying of the family crest from the all-powerful Herald (head of the College of Arms of the UK). Simon denies – with a grin – that the new crest will include either a kangaroo or an emu. • Continued Page 22

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ANZAC DAY 2009 One was an elite fighter pilot with seven confirmed ‘kills’ to his credit, the other a Korean veteran who worked on Australia’s air-to-air missile program at Woomera –the Mildura Weekly’s ALAN ERSKINE teamed with former RAAF pilot, author and war historian Ken Wright for this report, and says the museum was honoured as…

‘Top Guns’ drop in to pay their respects THE two elderly blokes walked slowly, but with purpose, into the entrance foyer of the RAAF Museum at Mildura Airport, and paid the nominal fee to have a look at the magnificent collection of historical war-time material. Like hundreds of visitors before them, they were amazed at the meticulously-recorded and maintained photographs, newspaper reports, books, uniforms, model replica planes, aircraft parts and other war memorabilia on permanent display. But these two, and one of them in particular, had a closer association with the museum’s historical side than most, and it was sheer coincidence that the two World War Two aerial combat ‘aces’ happened to visit the museum on the same day, but missing each other by only a few hours. It was former Wing Commander Viv Shearn’s first visit to the museum, but it brought back many memories for the other visitor, the highly-decorated former Flight Lieutenant Ron Cundy. The Cundys came as a family – Ron, wife Gwen, and their daughter Dianne and her husband, part of a tour group looked after by Phil and Alison Stone of ‘Discover Mildura’ charters. “They asked about the museum only after they arrived,” Alison said yesterday. “They just asked if we could add it to the already planned tour, which we were happy to do.

• WELCOME: Ex-RAAF pilot and RAAF Museum historian Ken Wright (left) welcomes distinguished visitor Ron Cundy back to Mildura. The World War Two flying ‘ace’ presented the museum with a signed copy of his book, RIGHT and, ABOVE RIGHT, the story of Cundy as presented by the museum. It was only later that we found out Ron’s story.” Alison said she was well aware of the museum and its war-time treasures, and was amazed more visitors, and even locals, didn’t include it as part of their ‘must-see’ attractions. She said that once word spread about the visit by the two air ‘aces,’ several ex-RAAF personnel and other

museum volunteers gathered to welcome the visitors, and were thrilled when the Cundys gave the museum’s library a signed copy of Ron’s book ‘ A Gremlin on my Shoulder,’ and Mr Shearn left some historical photographs. Cundy, who won the Distinguished Flying Medal and Cross among other decorations, was an

elite World War Two fighter ‘Ace’ with seven ‘kills,’ and who later spent eight months as a flying instructor with Number Two Operational Training Unit at Mildura. Born in West Maitland, he was from Scone, NSW, when he enlisted in the RAAF in October, 1940, completing his initial training at Bradfield Park and Narromine, before service flying at Upland, Canada. Arriving in the UK as a Sergeant, Cundy was posted to Crosby in Scotland, flying the Hurricane, made famous in the Battle of Britain. Cundy had said that looking back, the training methods at the time were “inadequate,” and he felt that instead of the then practice of straight, level and medium turns,

the aircraft should be “thrown around” to increase pilot confidence in the plane’s handling capabilities. He said a lack of mock combat flying led to many unnecessary losses, and in some cases it was like leading “lambs to the slaughter” in the face of more experienced German pilots. “They were sitting ducks,” he commented. After volunteering to follow the Hurricane wing to Russia, Cundy was surprised to find himself on a ship bound for the tropics and Africa! He joined 260 Squadron RAF at Mersa Mertruh in November, 1941, and the unit converted to Kittyhawks a few months later. Cundy later wrote that he felt the Kittyhawk was inferior to the German ME 109 in ‘dog’ fights, and casualties were heavy. While still a sergeant and successful in combat, he often found himself acting as a flight commander in the absence of combat-experience officers. • Continued Page 12

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‘Top Guns’ drop in to pay their respects •  ROCKET SCIENCE: Wing Commander Viv Shearn, one of the first Australian pilots to secretly test air-to-air missiles at Woomera rocket base in outback South Australia, exits his plane during another successful mission flying Meteor jets (pictured right) into North Korea during the Korean War. Ft Lt Shearn achieved some recognition as the first pilot to successful down a target aircraft with the firing of an air-to-air missile during testing. He has left part of his historic photographic collection at the RAAF Museum at Mildura Airport.

•  From Page 10 He was one of the key figures as the battle raged back and forth across the desert, with top Generals Rommel of the Afrika Corps and Montgomery of the 8th Army leading their respective troops. Early in 1943, just before the German defeat in North Africa, the authorities caught up with Cundy’s promotions, and he advanced five ranks to Flight Lieutenant, all within a few days! Completing his tour of duty, he was offered command of the Squadron, but wanting to return to Australia to fight the Japanese, declined. He came back home on the Queen Mary. Flight Lieutenant Cundy’s next posting was

to Mildura, which during several mentions in his book he described as “a delightful country town.” All instructors were operational types, and not many were happy with the unit’s commander, Group Captain Ray Garrett, better known as ‘Rock Garden Ray’ because of his orders for his men to continually upgrade rock garden beds at the base. Cundy also wrote that his Middle East combat experience was of little value against the Japs, because their tactics were different – mainly dive bombing and ground straffing. He was later posted to Darwin as a Flight Commander, and after 12 months there completed his Air Force career as an instructor on Spitfires at Parkes. Returning to the State Public Service, Cundy occupied several important positions before becoming Electoral Commissioner for NSW. Former Air Force personnel in Mildura say he has been a good friend over the years to the Mildura RAAF Museum. Also highly-decorated, retired Wing Flight Commander Viv Shearn has added to Lieutenant the Museum’s valuCundy’s next able photographic collection, and the posting was to photographs he left Mildura, which are an important during several part of our war history. mentions in Wing Comhis book he mander Shearn, 88, was born in Perth, described as enlisted in the RAAF “a delightful as a 19-year-old, and after getting his country town.” ‘wings’ in Canada was posted to a Spitfire squadron in the UK. He fought with distinction against the Japanese in the Northern Territory and Borneo, winning the DFC in the Korea campaign. During the war, he was seconded to the DeHavilland company of England for secret missile tests at the Weapons Research Establishment at Salisbury, SA, in a joint project between Australia and the UK. His job was to test the ‘Blue Jay’ (later known as ‘Firestreak’) air-to-air guided missiles at the Woomera rocket base, and became the first pilot to use the missile to down the ‘enemy’ craft, destroying a Jindivik target aircraft at 5500ft. One of the donated photographs shows the first Sabre aircraft modified to carry out the missile attacks. Another shows a Meteor from Shearn’s squadron taking off from Kimpo airfield in Korea on an operational flight, over a farm laborer loaded down with his wares. Another photo shows Shearn taxiing his aircraft, which is loaded with a full complement of firepower – eight rockets and four 20mm cannons ready for a strike on a North Korean target. Ken Wright has described the donated material as “invaluable,” and a magnificent addition to the wealth of historical data already contained in the RAAF museum. Ron’s aerial brushes with death – Page 22

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ANZAC DAY 2009 Last week we introduced you to Jack Harris, guest speaker for tomorrow’s Anzac Day Service in Mildura. We followed his path from boyhood fun in Buronga, to Army life as part of the occupation forces, and then thrown into action against the North Koreans and Chinese. Recovering from a serious hand wound, Jack again put his life on the line as an under cover operative, often spending long periods behind enemy lines. It was a case of...

One wrong move, torture, and death JACK Harris went behind enemy lines 10 times as an undercover operative. He faced possible capture, torture and death each time, but it was his final reconnaissance mission almost cost him his life. It was July 2 1953, and Jack had crossed the Samichon River deep in Chinese-held territory. His mission was to detect enemy positions prior to the planned rescue of Lieutenant Colonel Carne, CO of the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment who had been captured, along with his medic and chaplains, when they remained with wounded comrades after the battle of Kapyong. The slightest wrong move and Jack, dressed in a Chinese uniform, could have blown his cover. The fear of capture far outweighed the fear of death. Capture for an agent meant certain torture

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for information, by any means possible, for as long as it took. The rescue mission was aborted after Chinese soldiers wounded Jack during an ambush, and one of the three agents working with him was killed. Jack risked his life by throwing all his Mills grenades at enemy positions. While he knew it would give away his own position, Jack also knew that the distinctive “roar” of the exploding grenades would be recognised by his two

surviving agents, warning them of the danger. The three men made it back to safety. Jack received wounds to his right hand and thigh, describing his leg after medical treatment as “looking like one of my grandmother’s patchwork designs”. Jack was awarded a Military Medal “for courage, gallant conduct and efficiency”, not just for courage shown that day, but for all his work behind enemy lines. He was discharged from the army in May, 1954, and went immediately to work for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, where he spent time guarding Vladimir Petrov, a Russian Diplomat working in the Embassy in Canberra, and his wife, Evdokia. • Continued Page 16

• UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY: A Digger in the Yongju area of North Korea in 1950. INSET: Jack Harris today. Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial archives.

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ANZAC DAY 2009 It was known as Australia’s ‘10-year war’ – lasting a decade from 1965. The Vietnam War was number of battle casualties. Mildura’s Ann Merry, who has been involved with Legacy for

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• REFLECTIONS: Vietnam vet John Bailey relaxes on the lawns in front of the Vietnam, Korea and South-East Asia memorial on Mildura’s 7th Street lawns.

TOMORROW is Anzac Day and, once again, Australian servicemen and women are in our thoughts. The many who did not return, the injured, the damaged, and those who came back to us and have made huge contributions to their communities, especially in terms of their time and their devoted care of the widows and families left behind. Men like John Bailey, who was seriously wounded on active service. A local bloke from Dareton who was part of the awful conflict during the 1960s and 1970s that was Vietnam. We hear, and rightly so, much about the deeds and experiences of our respected veterans from the two great World Wars, and almost daily we read or see on the news, thanks to modern technology, the Middle Eastern conflicts brought into our very living spaces. In between are the many Australian servicemen and women who were sent into the conflict of Vietnam for reasons many did not understand, and still today many have not received the accolades and respect that is their due. The men and women who served in the former Republic of South Vietnam overwhelmingly served their country well. Most did not choose to fight in Vietnam, yet some sections of the community directed their opposition of the war at them, rather than at the elected government whose decision it was to involve this nation. Far too many Vietnam Veterans have felt alienated from the country they served. This is a little part of the journey of one such man – John Bailey. John’s story begins with his call-up for National Service as a 20-year-old recruit at Puckapunyal on Octo-

About the author AS an 18 to 20-year-old, Mildura’s Ann Merry lived in Washington State, north-west America. Her view on life changed when she went to a picnic at the local veterans hospital with a friend who was involved in working with terribly injured Vietnam veterans. Ann was deeply moved by what she saw and heard, and decided to become a volunteer herself, which involved helping young men in physiotherapy sessions. “These were just boys really, the same age as myself,” she said. “I became incensed when I heard the Vietnam conflict described as ‘not really a war,’ not only by older veterans of previous engagements, but by my own mother, with whom I had furious confrontations over the subject!” Ann said she felt that whatever the rights and wrongs of Western nations becoming involved in the Asian war theatre, all arguments were irrelevant when young men were either coming home in body bags (Did you know that Vietnam was the first conflict where fatalities were repatriated?) or were so terribly injured that many told her they would rather be dead. “The horrors of what they had witnessed were, for many, just as awful as the physical injuries” she said. Coming from a long line of service personnel, and with an amateur interest in war history, Ann compiled this profile of a Vietnam veteran, in her words and also told in parts by the veteran himself, for the Mildura Weekly in the lead-up to Anzac Day. ber 4, 1967, where he had the questionable pleasure of Army life, training along with a number of mates, for 10 weeks. Some would see active service with him when they got to the rice paddies of Vietnam, some would be injured, and some would not see home again. “I was assessed with good mechanical and clerical aptitude – and promptly assigned to the infantry, that`s the army for you,” he said. “I was assigned to 2TB (Training Battalion) at Singleton, NSW, for three months infantry training. Then in April, 1968, I had the choice

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Vietnam veteran no jungle there, Canungra Queensland, the famous Jungle Training Centre. Kyogle State Forest on the NSW/ Queensland border. Leigh Creek in the Flinders Ranges where it was extremely cold and half the battalion went down with bronchitis – I think mainly to get the benefit of the alcohol content in the Benedryl elixir!! Shoalwater Bay between the September 6-20 ,1968 gave us a taste of the tropics and was also where we encountered simulated enemy and air strikes. 7RAR had recently returned from Vietnam and obliged as the enemy.” “On November 9, 1968 we sailed from Outer Harbour, Adelaide on HMAS Sydney, also known as the Vung Tau ferry, with most of us seasick crossing The Bight. There was a short respite from the journey in Freemantle, although we were not allowed to disembark, except that locals could meet up with family members. Then it was up through the Sunda Straits and into the South China Sea with its flying fish. This time was spent balloon shooting, quite literally, as it was great target practice, and we had a Russian “trawler” alongside as our escort. Other recollections of this trip include trading for the most sought after beer ration ticket which entitled you to a 26 ounce can of warm beer. Then there were the war preparations onboard for our arrival in Vung Tau Harbour. We finally arrived there at dawn on November 20, 1968 and were escorted by two destroyers. We had a shuttle service of landing craft for us and 3RAR who were boarding and very obviously happy to be leaving the “funny country,” as Vietnam was termed. The smiles on their faces as they boarded said it all! I found it strange that we were then boarded onto open lor-

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ries and convoyed to Nui Dat, the Aussie base. Strange, because we only had our basic webbing on and one magazine with 20 rounds of ammo. Obviously we made the journey safely, but then that`s the army for you again! Just off on a tangent here; 9RAR spent 369 days in Vietnam, 325 of these spent “outside the wire”. Our first impressions of “home”, as we referred to Nui Dat? The size of the base, rubber trees, the greenness and the red soil and tents everywhere, our ticker tape welcome from the sky courtesy of 9Sqn RAAF! Aircraft noise, fire support missions from mortar and artillery outgoing from Nui Dat, and the first night, standing to and alert, waiting for the enemy to attack. We were like taut strings, and ready for anything.

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• NEXT: It’s not long before John and 9RAR his mates are in the thick of it... and for 10 weeks they had little respite from the war and definitely no showers, no hot food and no clean clothes.

IT’S the most emotional day on our country’s calendar, a day when the entire Australian population stops to remember those soldiers who made sacrifices for our future. Thousands of Australians will descend upon the beaches of Gallipoli to participate in the annual ANZAC Day dawn services, with hundreds of local residents to pay their respects at services and marches to be conducted around Sunraysia. Mildura’s dawn service will begin at 5.45am tomorrow at Henderson Park, with marchers asked to assemble at 10am on the corner of 8th Street and Deakin Avenue, with the march commencing at 10.30am, and ceremony beginning at 11am. Guest speaker Alfred Martin ‘Jack’ Harris MM (Korean War) will address those assembled.

• ON THE MOVE: Australian infantry on the move through Vietnam rice fields with helicopter support, ABOVE, and RIGHT, in the thick of it, engaging the enemy while on patrol in the wilds of the Vietnam jungle.

• Continued Page 22

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One wrong move •  From Page 13 Petrov had defected to Australia in April, 1954, and while waiting to give evidence at a Royal Commission into Espionage, Jack’s posting was to guard him at a house in Whale Beach, Sydney. While the posting experienced no trouble, Petrov caused many a headache, at one time placing a shotgun in his mouth in a drunken, emotional rage. Convinced to put the gun down and have another whisky, Petrov eventually obliged. Jack, who spent time on the Hawkesbury River fishing with Petrov, said they became friends over time, “as much as you could expect”. “He was a bit of a drunk, he didn’t want to be here in Australia and had wished he hadn’t defected,” Jack said. “But he knew that if he returned to Russia he would be executed, like others before him.” Jack retired from ASIO after 12 years of service, then worked for Myer Overseas, a subsidiary of Myer Emporium, for another 20 years. Now 83, Jack lives in Perth with his wife Julie. His retirement is spent walking his beloved dogs and indulging another passion – writing books. Tonight, Jack will be guest of honour at a Mildura Rural City Council Civic Reception held in conjunction with the Mildura RSL. Jack will speak

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at tomorrow’s Anzac Day service at Henderson Park in Mildura. “I am quite delighted and very honoured to be invited back to Mildura”, Jack says. “I haven’t been back there for years, since the end of the Korean War”. In his book, Jack describes the Korean War as being “largely discounted by some and forgotten by many.” When asked why, Jack says; “I think people became tired of war, people just disregarded the casualties.” He continues; “It wasn’t a televised war. Vietnam was on everybody’s TV but in the 1950’s, television hadn’t reached the battlefield, so it wasn’t in everybody’s living room like Vietnam was.” Veterans of the Korean War, like those of BCOF, Malaya, and more notably Vietnam, were left out in the cold upon their return home, with many Australians ignorant of their efforts in Korea. Some, like Jack’s friend and fellow 3RAR comrade Reg Bandy, were refused service in their local RSL. “We were asked where we’d been, and when we said Korea, the manager said we couldn’t drink there,” Reg said; “He said it was only a police action, not a war. When I said I’d fought during World War Two, I was told I could stay, but the other three would have to leave, so we all left. I was bloody angry”.

Reg believes that because Korea was just five years after the end of World War Two, with the public only just beginning to realise the numbers that were killed during that war, that most of what they did in Korea was kept quiet. “Then of course people started being killed and they didn’t want to publicise it. It was a bit political, I think,” Reg said. While those days may be long gone, the hurt and anger is still felt as deeply as it was 50 years ago. Wedged between the exhaustive years of the Second World War and the contentious Vietnam War, little is known of its battles or its veterans. But those Australians who served, and those who gave their lives in Korea, deserve the same honour and respect as the men who served at Gallipoli or Kokoda. The battlefields of Korea are a long way from the tranquil surrounds of the Murray River at Buronga, where it snakes its way through tall gum trees, almost silver in the light. But it was that tough life that prepared Jack for some great achievements, while still remaining so very humble. Perhaps it was his grandmother who taught him best when she said; “even in the absence of hope, we must never give up the struggle to survive”.

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ABOUT 100 exhibitors embracing stock, produce and machinery from at least three states have indicated that they will be a part of the “energy alternatives’ Pooncarie field day on Saturday, May 2. In the more traditional area of Field Day exhibits, the famous Uardry stud from Deniliquin will return with their Merino and Dohne sheep, SA’s Megan Heddle will be back with her AFRINOs bred at her Jeancourt SAMM stud, Andrea van Niekerk from Moama will bring her Dell Dorper and Dumisa White Dorper sheep and Pat and Charlie Edson from Culburra, SA, intend to bring back their record-breaking Dorper sheep and some of their South African Boer goats. Merinos, described as great “doers” in the tough, southwestern division of NSW, will be represented by the local stud, Dunedin Park, on the Darling Anabranch. The Slatter family of Pinnaroo, who exhibited for the first time at the 2007 Field Day, will return with their Wiltipols, and fellow South Australian, Denis Russell of Parilla, who has brought sheep to every Field Day since its inception in 1999, will be back with a selection of White Dorper and Drought-master sheep, now successfully proven, after much initial skepticism, in harsh rangeland country. Other South Australians exhibiting are Peter and Mandy Lintern from Tungkillo with their Seymour Vale Santa Gertrudis cattle, some of which will be for sale on the day. Other exhibits, mainly under marquees, will include, in the beverage, clothing and

craft field, Mildura’s Callipari’s Wine and Food, Varapodio Estate, Waller’s Bushman Outfitters, The Patch Shack and locals, carpenter John Neri, Julie and Stacey Cullinan and the Pooncarie Craft Shop, co-ordinated by Pat Wakefield. In the equipment and agricultural field, exhibitors include, Mildura’s Landmark, GBC Motors, North Star Motors, Body Shop Paints, Wentworth Pumping Services, Kynton’s Shearwool and Port Adelaide’s Quality Wool and the Mildura Native Nursery. Financials will also be represented by Wentworth Community Bank, Sunraysia Business Concepts and WHK Insurance- Kennedy and Pollock.

Aside from the exhibitors, there will be activities and competitions with entertainment value, including with whip-cracking competitions for adults and children. ‘Cracker’ jack expert Anthony Rennick will give regular shows during the day, and there will be photo, craft and art competitions, a Mothers’ Day activity for the tiny tots, and the popular ‘well-worn Akubra hat’ competition. The sheepdog and goat dog trials will provide events for seniors, juniors and novices with a night final this year. Organisers have received solid attendance numbers

already, and the event will give owners the opportunity to earn points for the New South Wales Yard Dog Association. Shearing teams, using both the powered blades and the traditional hand snips, should prove entertaining with their combination of speed and skill – and encouragement from teammates. A coup for organisers is the confirmation that Australian Blade Shearing titleholder, 20-year-old John Dalla, will compete in the Tri-State Blade Shearing Championship. Dalla competed with the world’s best in Norway last year, along with threetimes field day winner Dave Newman. Newman is unable to make it this year so locals are hoping ex-Pooncarian, John ‘Roo’ Nicholls, now based in New Zealand, will give Dalla a run for his money… and the $1000 winner’s purse. Field day organisers say that while the downturn in the economy has caused a fair bit of belt-tightening in the south-west and Sunraysia region, as elsewhere, major sponsors of the field day, Brady, Runciman and Co and Deacon Real Estate Services, have been encouraged by the interest shown so far, and are predicting a varied, informative and interesting day. Further information and details on events, competitions, entry closing dates and facilities is available by emailing pooncariefieldday@ or contacting Angus Whyte on (03) 5027 0230 or email wyndham2@, or secretary Rachel Strachan on (03) 5027 9209 or email tulney@


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Irymple’s Edna Batty is a staunch advocate of the organ donor scheme, and it’s little wonder. There is not a day goes by that she doesn’t give...

Heartfelt thanks for a life-saving kidney By SUE POOLE EDNA Batty suffered from kidney disease as a child, but was fortunate to receive a donated kidney in 1989 that is still going strong – more than 10 years longer than expected. Most donated kidneys last about 10 years, and some only four or five years, but Edna’s is still ticking along beautifully after two decades. Now 84, Edna, who lives in Irymple, does not know the circumstances surrounding the gift of her life-saving kidney, but there’s not an evening that passes when she does not say a little prayer and a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the person who had the forethought, generosity and compassion to become an organ donor. Edna has enjoyed 20 years of good health that she may not have otherwise have had, and she remains optimistic about the future. But, she is well aware that her story could have been very different if she had not been the recipient of that donated kidney. When Edna was a child very little was known about kidney disease. Her father died of complications from the disease when he was 46 (she was 10) and she was beginning to feel the effects of the same problem by the time she was 14. Although her father had died of the disease, doctors at that time did not put “two and two together” and she had no treatment because, as she recalls, no one seemed to know much about it at the time. Despite feeling ill and tired most of the time, Edna began working at the Mildura Co-op, packing fruit and working in the office, and was married and had two children before she was finally diagnosed when she was about 36. Edna remembers just coasting through life, living with a disease that makes a person feel very ill, but that is not readily apparent to the rest of the world. When she was in her early sixties, Edna’s doctors began talking about a kidney transplant. She was, by then, undergoing Perito-

neal Dialysis which she managed herself at home. She had a port inserted under her skin to which she attached a machine that effectively treated her blood. She used that machine for an hour every four hours, beginning at 6am and finishing at 10pm! Edna felt much better underdialysis, but the procedure was time consuming, and prevented her from leaving home for longer periods. One morning in 1989 she re-

ceived a phone call from staff at Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospita,l and the words remain etched in her memory: “How would you like a new kidney?” Edna said there was great hysterics in the household... a combination of excitement mingled with anxiety! The biggest problem was how to get to Adelaide by the deadline of noon, by which time the kidney would have to be taken by someone else on the waiting list.

But there was no flight to Adelaide that day, the bus would take too long and she was not well enough to drive herself. Things were getting desperate. Finally, neighbour and longtime friend, Joy Petty, appealed to her son, Wayne, and he downed tools and, as Edna described it, took her on a “low flying” drive to Adelaide. Edna remembers that the doctors were all waiting in the corridor as she hurried into the hospi-

tal. “They had me on a trolley in a flash and were swarming over me like meat ants – I had doctors working on every bit of me.” Three weeks later Edna was beginning to feel better. The kidney was not 100 percent compatible so it took a little bit of coaxing but, with a strict diet and medication to stop rejection, the operation was a success. • Continued Page 24

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MILDURA CITY COUNCIL – WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES The Mildura landfill operating hours for Anzac Day, Saturday 25th April 2009 will be 1.00pm till 2.45pm. Returning to Normal weekend trading hours on Sunday 26th April 2009.

RED CLIFFS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Mildura Rural City Council has progressed with the process of working with the local community to prepare a Residential Development Plan (RDP) for land within the Development Plan Overlay of Red Cliffs.


The strategic plan will guide the design and development of the land to ensure that it can contribute to the amenity enjoyed by the incoming community and the existing residents of the surrounding area.

BEFORE leaving school, every Australian child should experience Australia’s ‘red dirt’. They need to get dusty and dirty in the land of sweeping plains and flooding rains... to taste what it is to be Australian. The bulk of Australia’s population may live in suburbia on our eastern seaboard, or at the very least within fairly easy striking distance of it, but many people still identify with a land of bronzed ANZACS, living on the land in remote rural regions while battling fire and floods. It’s powerful imagery that helps shape our understanding of who we are as a nation, and although it is, for all intents and purposes for most of us, a myth, you don’t have to go far to find it. Take Baz Luhrman’s recent film epic ‘Australia’ as a prime example. And one of the fiercest proponents for going bush was in Wentworth last Friday filming for the fifth season of Channel 9’s ‘Discover Downunder’ television travel series. Frankie J. Holden was in town with his wife, Michelle Pettigrove, and daughter, Georgia, 6, for the day, having made their way from Broken Hill via Menindee, Pooncarie and Mungo. They had been on a hectic schedule, and Frankie seemed pleased to sit down for a while and chat over a coldie or two. I am of that generation that grew up with Frankie. He has been popping up on the radio, the stage and on screens, both large and

Mildura Rural City Council has appointed Hansen Partnership Pty Ltd (urban design) and Hyder Consulting (engineering) to undertake the strategic assessment and development of the Red Cliffs Residential Development Plan (RDP). To continue the consultation process the second public meeting has been arranged on: Wednesday 29 April 2009 at the Red Cliffs Football Club Rooms, Quandong Park, 6pm – 7.30pm. If you are interested in attending or would like additional information please contact Rachael Attwood, Strategic Planner at Mildura Rural City Council on 03 5018 8410 by Tuesday 28th April 2009.

DISTRUPTION TO TRAFFIC Motorists and residents are advised that the Sunraysia Motor Sports Club will be conducting an Off Road Event. Part of Mercer Street Koorlong from the end of the bitumen to the grid is to be closed between the hours of 8.00am – 4.30pm Sunday 26 April 2009 to allow for the safe conduct of the event. This site will be marshalled at all times and emergency services vehicles will have unimpeded access if required. Interruption to traffic flow is expected whilst the event is in progress and Council apologises for any inconvenience which may be caused.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE – APRIL / MAY 2009 Please be advised that Mildura Rural City Council will be undertaking road works during April / May 2009. Subject to weather conditions road works will continue on Monday 27th April 2009

Location of Works

Start Date

Finish Date

Road Closure

Sixth Street, Merbein (between Calder Hwy & Paschendale Ave) Road Widening & Sealing

Monday 16 March 7.00am

Monday 27 April 5.00pm

Traffic Control

Hancock Street, Ouyen (between North West Rd & Glowrey St) Road Upgrade & Sealing

Monday 20 April 7.00am

Monday 4 May 5.00pm

Road Closed

Traffic control and detour signage will be provided to indicate the changed traffic conditions. No parking will be permitted within the work zones. Access will be provided to residents only. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated and if you have any further enquiries please contact Infrastructure Services Works Supervisor, Allan Eastmond at the Red Cliffs Depot on 5018 8483 or mobile 0417 584 145. Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

TENDERS CONSTRUCTION OF THE MERBEIN TOILET AND PARENTS FACILITY CONTRACT NO 0809/32C Closing at 2pm Tuesday 12 May 2009 Please direct any technical enquiries to Ivan McKenzie on (03) 5018 8440. Tender documents may be obtained by telephoning (03) 5018 8100 or by downloading from the website


small, for as long as I can remember. Over the years he has hosted ‘In Melbourne Tonight’, been the front man for the legendary ‘Ol ‘55, been a presenter on ‘The Great Outdoors’, played leading roles in television’s

‘Police Rescue’, ‘Something in the Air’ and ‘The Strip’, hit the big screen in ‘The Big Steal’, ‘Fortunes of War’, ‘Proof’ and ‘Clubland’ amongst others while also appearing on stage in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and ‘Grease’.

There is something about the man, and his many roles, that made him a household name in this country, and always made me think he would be an interesting bloke to sit down and have a yarn with.

Community Development Branch – 2 Full Time Limited Tenure Positions Grant Funded until January 2011 (further extension subject to available funding) Job Number: R773 Remuneration: Band 5 commencing at $47,434.40 and up to Band 6 commencing at $58,063.72 (Based on experience) Closing Date:

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•  FAMILY MAN: Frankie with wife, Michelle, and daughter, Georgia, at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers at Wentworth, ABOVE, and TOP, enjoying a coldie with locals, including publican Rod Swadesir at Wentworth’s Royal Hotel.

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traveller Frankie J. Holden was in Wentworth Downunder’ caravanning and camper van travel those considering travel in Australia...

and get into it!

I was right! In real life he is relaxed, down-to-earth and without pretension. He could be anyone you find yourself sitting next to in the front bar of any hotel across the country, at home with his surroundings and generous with his time. I managed a chat in between filming for the show at the Wentworth Junction and a bite to eat for lunch at Wentworth’s Royal Hotel. If you want to know more about his stage and screen career, there is any amount of material on the Internet... what I wanted to talk to Frankie about was his impressions of Wentworth, and the journey with his family from Broken Hill to the junction of Australia’s two mightiest rivers. “It’s been great,” he says, that familiar smile splitting his face, “a real adventure.” “Everyone should get out and do this kind of trip... especially the young. “In fact, it should be a compulsory school excursion before they leave high school.” Frankie is a keen tourist, and when he is not travelling for work as a travel show presenter, he and his family are often the move, leaving their home in the hamlet of Pambula Beach on New South Wales’ southern Sapphire Coast – where

he can indulge his love for surfing and the quiet life – for destinations both near and far. To illustrate just how much they travel, Michelle had told me earlier that young Georgia, at just six years old, had already visited nine countries! But while the family members must all have a streak of gypsy, they like their small town home.

streetscape and its proximity to so much water – the Murray and Darling Rivers, and Tuckers Creek. It all seemed a little incongruous after driving for days through the arid western New South Wales pastoral lands followed by a plume of ‘drought dust’. Frankie, like many people, was initially deceived by the apparent abundance of water in both rivers, not re-

It was Frankie’s first visit to the historic river town of Wentworth , although he has been to Mildura a number of times in the past. “I come from a small town, like Wentworth, so I can appreciate what people see in living in a place like this,” he said. “There are many rewards from living in a small town.” He was taken with Wentworth’s picturesque

alising at first that the water level was being artificially heightened by the Lock 10 weir. He was also interested to learn that much of the water he has seen earlier while filming on the viewing platform in Wentworth’s Junction Park, was bound for South Australia and could not be used here. When I mentioned he looked very much at

home in the country, he laughed. “I grew up in Darwin... I was there until I was about 15...,” he told me. And as you may, or may not, be aware, Darwin in those days was nowhere near as sophisticated as it it today. It was, back then, a real frontier town with the wilds of the untamed scrub encroaching on the limits of what was then more town than city. It’s where he grew into his love of the outdoors, and on the property of his mother’s family at Bendemeer in New South Wales. “I spent a lot of time there too,” he said. And it’s a love that has never abated. He enjoyed working on The Great Outdoors immensely, a ‘job’ he did for three years and is now relishing again on Discover Downunder. I put ‘job’ in inverted commas because Frankie doesn’t see it as work. “I love travelling... this is a dream gig,” he tells me. And now he is able to indulge that passion with his family. Travelling by yourself, he tells me, is good, but with your family it is great, especially a younger child like Georgia, or ‘Porgy’ as I hear her indulgent father call her often. “Sometimes travelling with a younger child forces you to slow down... and you take more in.” Discover Downunder is a dedicated caravan and camper-van show, promoting travel and discovery in Australia. The crew is currently filming the show’s fifth series, to be aired from May 9 on Channel 9 on Saturday afternoons. Wentworth’s inclusion is sure to be a tourism boost for the town. While in town, the crew also acquainted themselves with the grey Ferguson tractor, the hero of the efforts to save the town from the infamous floods of 1956 – the day’s ‘shoot’ included filming the world’s first tractor monument. They were also planning a trip to the Perry Sandhills and a visit to the Paddle Steamer Ruby. But time, unfortunately, was against them. They had been running behind time for most of the trip, thanks to a blown tyre, a little “geographical embarrassment”, and the outback roads that defy travel at freeway speeds. That’s the bush for you, full of surprises, Frankie says. Oh well, maybe next time.


Club home is saved, but it’s still tough times •  From Page 7 “As a result of this, we are investigating purchasing a further amount of High Security Water, and revisiting an approach to the Wentworth Shire Council for the possible use of the town’s treated water at the Golf Course.” Meanwhile, the club’s “virtually unused second car park, on the corner of Darling and Helena Streets, occupies an area of three house blocks. “This will be placed on the market as soon as our Development Application to have this area separated from our Strata Title is approved. This is expected very soon.” The club will also restructure a loan it took out in July 2004 to repurchase its premises to reduce the loan by a minimum of $400,000 and with lower repayment sched-

ules than the $260,000 per year it has been repaying. The club is also costing changes to the internal walls within the club to reduce its mammoth power bill. “We recently engaged an architect who specialises in club design to inspect our premises,” Mr Alvey said. But any changes have been put on hold for a minimum of one year, at which time the economic situation will be reviewed. “We are planning to build a wall around the indoor bowls floor area to reduce the daily power expense. This area will still be available, but have the power turned off at all other times. Eventually this enclosed area, including the club’s foyer and office reception areas, could be leased out in its entirety after these have been relocated within the remaining club area.

Top schools unite for trade training boost •  From Page 7 The proposed model will include major building and minor upgrades, and will build on existing school facilities and the purchase of specialised tools and equipment. There will be significant works at Mildura Senior College, St Joseph’s College and Coomealla High School, and upgrades of existing facilities at other schools to enable students to undertake studies which enhance pathways to further study and employment. St. Joseph’s College principal, Darren Atkinson, said that if funded, the model will establish a skills-hub where schools in the district will establish agreements for joint use of facilities so they are accessible to students from government and non-government schools. “Students from St. Joseph’s will have access to a large range of modern technology and equipment for trade studies should they choose to pursue such a pathway, with the advantages of staying within an otherwise typical school setting” Mr. Atkinson said. Another feature of the project will be potential for young Koori students to access a greater range of qualifications through Vocational Education and Training options and school-based apprenticeships. Students with special needs at the Mildura Specialist School will also participate in the program arrangements. The submission and application has the endorsement of respective school councils and regional education offices. The consortium of schools has submitted an expression of

interest to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations for funding to $9.5million. At all consortium schools, students at Years 7, 8 and 9 have participated in a survey to assist the development of the application. Students have completed an online survey of their interests and future aspirations. The Northern Mallee LLEN is facilitating the development of the application and has published an environmental scan of the local region. The scan seeks to map the learning and work situation, to survey local service systems and to establish baseline data and local knowledge. The consortium is working with a well established local building consultant, Brent Williams to brief and engage local architects to prepare preliminary plans for the proposal. Mr Crisp said that he believed local industries are fully supportive of this application because it will provide a boost to the number of students who enter the trades. The application also supported the region’s emerging industries such as transport and logistics, alternative energy systems and mineral sands mining. Project officer for the Mildura consortium, John Fitzgibbon, said the industry consultative forums to be held at the Sunraysia Institute on Tuesday, April 28, were an important step in preparation of the application for funding. “All interested community leaders are welcome to attend, and are urged to contact me at the Northern Mallee LLEN on 5021 3266,” he said.

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ANZAC Day in Sunraysia •  From Page 15 Red Cliffs RSL will host a social evening tonight at the Red Cliffs RSL in Jamieson Avenue from 8pm, before officially starting their ANZAC Day plans. The ANZAC Day march will leave Red Cliffs RSL clubrooms from 8.45am tomorrow, with the service starting at 9am in Barclay Square. Irymple RSL is asking their marchers to assemble at the 15th Street bus shelter at 8.45am, with the march to the Cenotaph to begin at 9am for the service at 9.15am. Merbein’s ANZAC Day march will begin from the Merbein RSL in Commercial Street at 9.30am, finishing at Kenny

Park where a Commemorative Service is due to be held. Robinvale residents are also invited to attend a dawn service at 5.45am at the Robinvale Cenotaph located out the front of the Robinvale Pharmacy, with the main service to be held at the Cenotaph at 9.45am. Euston will host their service at 9am at the Euston Club. Wentworth residents can head to their dawn service at 5.45am to be held at the Cenotaph located at the Post Office corner. Residents participating in the annual march should assemble at the corner of Darling and Adelaide Streets at 9.45am, with a service to follow.

Wentworth Shire Council ANZAC DAY FUN RUN CANCELLATION Residents and ratepayers are advised that the ANZAC Fun Run/Walk to be held on Sunday 26 April 2009 at 9am commencing from Fotherby Park in Wentworth, has been CANCELLED due to the fact that there were not enough entries received. Council wishes to apologise to those people who have put in entries and advise that their entry fees will be reimbursed to them by cheque by the end of next week.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ANZAC DAY Darling Street Wentworth, between Sandwych Street & Helena Street will be temporarily closed from 6am – 11.30am on Saturday 25th April 2009 for the Anzac Day Services. Temporary interruptions may also occur during the Anzac Day Service to the Silver City Highway.

ANZAC DAY HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Wentworth, Dareton and Buronga libraries will be closed for ANZAC Day on Saturday 25th April 2009. Wentworth Library will reopen at 10.30am on Monday 27th April 2009 and Dareton and Buronga libraries will reopen at 1.30pm on that day. All Wentworth Shire Tips will operate as normal on ANZAC Day


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Aerial brush with death – 3 times! RON Cundy reckons he had more than his fair share of accidents in his war-time flying career. Once when he came in to land in teeming rain, one wheel locked up, causing the aircraft to slew off the runway, with the aircraft digging into the mud, causing the plane to tip onto its back. “I couldn’t release the safety harness because that would have dropped me head first into deep mud,” he said. Fuel was spilling freely as help arrived, and he was cut from the wreckage with axe. Just days later, Cundy was flying formation when his group flew into thick cloud, and severe turbulence. Instead of concentrating on his instruments, Cundy searched in the murk for his fellow airmen, tried to reduce altitude and was surprised when his plane reduced sped when he pushed

•  EARLIER RON: Ron Cundy in uniform during his war-time flying days. the stick forward… until he realised he was flying upside down! He pulled back on the stick to complete the half loop, and broke cloud to find he was dangerously close to the top of a hill. Despite pulling back on the stick for more height the plane’s undercarriage tore through the tops of some

trees. He appreciated the fact that his ground crew – and superiors – made no mention of the leaves and twigs stuck in the plane’s radiator. “They were obviously relieved to have the plane back in one piece,” he said. “It had been made very clear to us that the aircraft were more valuable than the pilots.” His third brush with death also involved close formation flying. Cundy was at 6000ft when his leader suddenly gained height, with the tail plane slamming into his airscrew. AAs the cockpit filled with smoke, Cundy shut down the engine and undid his safety harness, ready to parachute to safety. But over a wide expanse of water, and with the smoke abating, he calculated that his plane had enough height to glide to shore, and he headed for two cleared fields. Cundy said he had planned for a wheels-up

belly landing, but hadn’t taken notice of his airspeed, and instead of coming in at the recommended 75mph, saw that his approach was at a near-suicidal 120mph. He overshot his target field, just cleared a fence, missed a farmhouse by just a few metres before hitting hard and sliding out of control through a ploughed field, coming to a stop against an old Roman stone wall. Suffering only shock and a badly cut head, the farm folk looked after him (although one fainted after seeing all the blood) until a RAAF rescue crew arrived. Cundy was delighted to learn the other aircraft had also landed safely. Cundy had been hoping, even with his limited 183 hours flying experience, his grading might have been like many others – “Exceptional.” In the wake of those three incidents, he was grateful for his “average” grade…

Good Lord, it’s Simon •  From Page 9 Although his is a hereditary title, Simon and his ancestors would have quite rightly taken their place in the British House of Lords – currently as one of only 563 eligible people – until Labor’s Tony Blair changed the rules. Without going into explicit detail, Simon doesn’t mention Tony’s name with any fondness. Suffice to say he’s picked up a few blunt Aussie expressions very quickly. His dad, now 54, and granddad, also still alive and 83, never took their seats in the House. Simon has been to both the House of Commons (green seats) and House of Lords (red seats…and better leather), but only got to sit in the visitor’s gallery. For the uninitiated, the House of Commons is for elected Parliamentary Representatives, and the House of Lords (many of the top echelon of British high society) takes care of ratification of all Bills before they go to the Queen for her signature. Simon pursued reclamation of the family crest because of his interest in history. He started the reenactment ‘Far-East Living History Group’ five years ago (web address ‘Far Setting Sun’) and he and 30 fellow members are often called on as ‘extras’ for drama productions, anniversaries of historical events or television documentaries. He loves it, and being involved with all types of war-time weaponry has led to a keen interest in fencing. Of course, when some of the Phillips clan in Oz heard that, they were quick to point out that they knew of a few that needed urgent repairs…Simon laughed as loud as the rest of them. Amanda is no stranger to war history either, at one stage teaming up with friend Sally Pearson to take the stage show ‘Ladies of the Forties – the best of times, the worst of times’ – to audiences throughout country Victoria during her time in teacher’s college. The stage show was based on the lives of two young Australian women during the Second World War. But back to the present. Simon has just over two months of his holiday visa left in Australia, and

•  KISS FROM M’LADY: Top-hat and tails…Simon and Amanda brought their wedding outfits with them from England, with Amanda’s treasured wedding dress made under instructions from her grandmother, dress designer for Royalty. LEFT – Simon dressed in period war gear after being asked to be one of the pall-bearers at the funeral of Albert ‘Smiler’ Marshall, known as the last British boy soldier, who died in 2006.

Amanda plans to show him as much of Australia as she can (starting with our Parliamentary HQ in Canberra) before going on to Sydney for the

Opera House, harbour bridge and maybe a bit of the outback. They are hoping to catch up with British Home Office representatives in Canberra to sort out Amanda’s UK visa problems, before making the big decision on where they will eventually call home… Simon says he will be happy either way…Amanda has always wanted to live in a castle…and hints they might have to build one, seeing that Simon doesn’t have any on the family estate. Anyway, I’m sure it will all work out for the best, so there’s not much else to say, except perhaps – “Good luck M’Lord, M’Lady….”

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Incredible, indelible, indescribable India! Last week we brought you the first installment of Mildura yoga teacher Ruth Miller’s recent adventure in India along with her partner, Allan Bickell. The couple is still recovering from sensory overload after visiting a land of eye-opening and jaw dropping contrasts. For Ruth it was the opportunity of a lifetime, a pilgrimage to learn from some of yoga’s masters, and for Allan, a return visit after last being on the subcontinent 40 years ago. This is the conclusion of their travelogue in Ruth’s own words... SO once again it was an early start time the tap was used. In addition, as our luggage was loaded back the pipe itself was prone to coming onto the roof racks, and we some- off at the basin so another bucket how all squeezed ourselves back was placed directly underneath into the cars. to catch the soapy or ‘tooth-pasty’ Overall, this was a pleasant water. trip and we arrived back in the This left us with one bucket to city before lunchtime, some of the wash our clothes and bodies in, as crew deciding to do a spot more the shower head coming out of the shopping before arriving at the wall was only fed by cold water. I ashram. can assure you it was preferable to I personally took one look at use a bucket, half-filled with hot ‘Harassment Square’ (a name Allan water instead. bestowed upon an area where Fortunately, we had all showered tourists were immediately pounced that morning, so we had some time upon by people trying to flog to get ourselves organised before their merchandise, or even more the 5.30am start the following confronting, the beggars seeking day. Another bucket was promptly money) and decided I would leave requested, as was disinfectant, shopping for another time. gloves and a mop along with a This latest ashram was situated roster for daily cleaning duties. further upstream on I must say that by the time the whole the Ganges than the I’ll try to explain, thing had been given previous one, so the river itself was so much scrubs, although I don’t several clearer and cleaner, the it became quite think words will acceptable, and absence of litter quite marked. However, describe it half as any ‘Big Brother’ the lack of hygienic episodes avoided as well as a photo bathroom facilities on we rallied together our arrival was quite would. But, it’s not to set things right. unacceptable... to me got until I write this, usedWe tosoonseeing at least. There were seven of us – three that taking a photo others in various couples and a single of undress entered my head, stages man – in our particular and we also section and we were witnessed much so words it will expected to share one toothpaste frothing have to be! tiny ablutions area. from mouths. I’ll try to explain, Beards became although I don’t think words will fashionable (Allan still has his!) describe it half as well as a photo as men struggled shaving without would. But, it’s not until I write mirrors, there was underwear this, that taking a photo entered my hanging from the balconies and head, so words it will have to be! lots of ‘bad hair’ days. After all, The entire area was no more we told ourselves, this was an than a metre wide and a little more ashram, not a five-star hotel. than two metres long, containing However, speaking for Allan three empty buckets, numerous and I, I can honestly say all the amounts of exposed plumbing, other experiences at the ashram and a various assortment of taps. were terrific. At one end was a western style Once again we had a full toilet fitted with a cistern but only program each day and in the main, suitable for flushing away bodily we both attended most of them. waste because toilet paper, we were Each morning started with the 5.30am bell, meditation, chanting told, clogged the septic tank. That explained the small bucket and pranayama (the regulation nearby... it was for soiled toilet of the breath through certain techniques and exercises) from paper! At the other end there was a 6am to 7.30am, a yoga class until hand basin fitted with a plastic breakfast at 9am, finishing with a pipe that went nowhere other than contemplative walk (sometimes the floor, dribbling or gushing each more like a short hike!) from

• RURAL LIVING: Grass huts and well-tended fields were typical of the rural landscape in northern India, while in town, LEFT, things were a lot more hectic and crowded.

10.30am until just before lunch at 12.30pm. In the afternoon, there was tea at 2pm, a philosophy class at 3pm, another yoga class from 4pm to 5.30pm, temple and chanting around a fire at dusk, dinner at 7.30pm, finishing with mediation at 8.30pm. It really was a pretty full day, so by 9.30pm the bed, as hard as it was, was very welcome! We can also say that we

honestly enjoyed every meal at Phool Chatti, and there was never any doubt that the kitchen was as clean as a whistle, because no one showed signs to the contrary. The strictly vegetarian diet was prepared (with love) daily from the huge variety of vegetables grown in their own garden, each meal always blended beautifully with different spices and each day we would be waited upon by friendly staff (including a couple




of delightful young boys) who always ensured we had plenty of food on our plates, and I may say that we never went hungry. We also enjoyed delicious home-made fruit salad for breakfast and deserts at lunchtime. As we sat in the courtyard eating, we could see the masses of beautiful birds as they too were provided fresh waster and food. Another thing that we really enjoyed here, were the four dogs that lived at the ashram. They were so placid and well behaved (their vegetarian diet perhaps?) and we never tired of hearing them howling in delight at dusk when the temple ‘noise’ was at its foremost! This ashram was different to the other places we’d stayed, in that all the other people staying here were from overseas, and only the staff or volunteers were Indian. • Continued Page 24

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Heartfelt thanks for a life-saving kidney •  From Page 17 Edna can take some of the kudos too. She was determined to behave herself and do exactly what the doctors ordered “There was no way I was going to lose that kidney and go back to the way I was,” she said. Within three months Edna began her “second life” as she described it. She resumed her charity work with Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and spent much of her time on her great love, knitting and sewing and completing tapestries. “Sometimes, before the transplant, I felt so ill I wished that I would die,” she said. “Afterwards, I felt so well I could do anything I wanted! It has been absolutely marvellous, I recommend it to anyone!” Edna and her new kidney have enjoyed their longevity partly due to the community spirit which is alive and well in her neck of the woods. Over the years, neighbours Joy Petty and Coral Pallpratt, together with Edna, have formed a close knit group which has weathered many a storm and been of great assistance to each other. They see each other every day and look out for each other. Edna describes the “girls” as her back stop. In recent

months, when Edna has had a few problems with her legs, Coral has made up a little plate of hot dinner and dessert and brought it into Edna each evening. “She says if I pay her she will stop bringing it!” Edna says. Australia has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. Puzzling really. We are so well off in many ways and yet most people are reluctant to donate their organs when they are no longer able to use them. In Australia, more than 60 percent of all organ donations are kidneys and 90 percent of kidney transplants are successful. However, it is sobering to know that one person dies each week waiting for a transplant and patients on average wait for up to six years for a kidney which will save their life. Six people begin dialysis every single day. Edna makes a heartfelt plea to everyone to think about organ donation and make their wished known to their loved ones. “If people only knew what it is like to have a second chance they would not hesitate to nominate themselves, tell their loved ones and pop that organ donor card in their wallet,” she said.

Coming to grips with India •  From page 23 We actually discovered that most of the people in the areas we saw in the three weeks didn’t speak much English, but nevertheless, we were able to acknowledge each other. On the second last day at Phool Chatti, Allan and I finally decided to take our first plunge into the Ganges. It was about 10am so the air was still brisk, and may I say, our plunge (our heads above water) very brisk as well. The warmth of the sun on our bodies as we scrambled back over the rocks was very welcome. The structured part of the program basically ended at lunchtime, so this left us free to do as we chose for the afternoon. Along with most of the group, Allan and I decided to catch cabs down to Rishikesh so we may once again experience shopping ‘a la Indian’ fashion. Shopping over there is, however, very different to shopping at home. The courtesy and patience we were shown was memorable, and we were happy to spend what we could on gifts and memorabilia, hoping the small injection of our money would in some way help the local economy. I must also add, that it had taken until now for Allan (in his new Indian sandals of course) to make contact with a fresh cow pat. Thank goodness we had our bottles of water.

We had learnt by this stage the following were de rigueur – only drink bottled water or bottles refilled from a suitably filtered water source. Also use this water sources for brushing your teeth; keep your mouth shut as much as possible in the shower; always having antiseptic hand wash available; keep a toilet roll on you at all times; have small change ready for tipping if case you needed to use a public toilet; and if the public toilets are really bad, be prepared to squat wherever you could find vegetation offering some privacy. All of a sudden it seemed, it was our last day in India – Saturday, March 7, had arrived!

At 10.30am we piled into another bus for the return trip to Delhi, allowing plenty of time to catch our 11pm flight, via Kuala Lumpur, to Melbourne. About 2pm, we arrived at our pre-planned lunch venue, our last Indian meal for this trip, and once more were delighted at the food provided – as good as any Indian restaurant I’ve experienced in many years of eating out at Indian establishments in Melbourne. Even though we weren’t sure how ‘on schedule’ we were, the driver stopped for the occasional comfort stop and a late-afternoon chai break was much appreciated. Dusk came and went,

and darkness was upon us, by the time we spotted regular signs showing the distance to Delhi. Of course, we didn’t know how far the airport itself was in relation to the distances displayed, but I can tell you that the last few kilometres seemed to take forever! The traffic on a Saturday night was unbelievable. Needless to say, we arrived outside the airport well over an hour later than the recommended time for an international flight, and then had to jostle our luggage through the crowds, and all the other stuff one has to do at airports. Finding time to have a last minute loo stop almost not happening – we literally didn’t have one minute to spare, but we were all safe and we made the flight! And, as they say: “There is no place like home!” Funnily enough, one of the questions that we have been asked repeatedly since we returned is: “Would you go back again?” Allan’s reply is a resounding “Yes”. He loves travelling and there are other parts of India he would still like to experience. Being much more the homebody, my reply is “Maybe”. I say this because, as a yoga teacher, I would definitely go again for another opportunity to learn from such great teachers, but just for a holiday, I would probably prefer something different.

Community Partnerships could net $1million for our schools By VINNIE RODI SUNRAYSIA’S primary and secondary schools have as much chance as any school in Australia to win $1million in cash if they participate in ‘Schools First’, the nation’s largest ever education initiative. Developed by National Australia Bank (NAB) in partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians and the Australian Council for Educational Research, the program encourages schools to develop or strengthen community partnerships, aiming to improve outcomes for young people. Schools from around Australia will have the opportunity to share in $5million worth of cash awards, including the $1million major prize, with the NAB committing $15million in award funds over the next three years. An introductory workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at Quality Hotel Mildura Grand from 4pm to 7pm, with all interested schools, community groups and businesses encouraged to attend. Mildura will be one of 80 towns and cities to host the introductory session, with the workshop designed to encourage schools and community groups to strengthen existing partnerships, get the ball rolling on new ones, and of course find out more about that $1million. Project director, Tim Burke, who is one of six facilitators travelling around Australia introducing the initiative, said the workshop would be the main source of information for those interested in participating.

•  MAN IN CHARGE: ‘Schools First’ program director Tim Burke conducts a introductory workshop, similar to the one Sunraysia’s schools and businesses can attend next week. “The first half of the workshop will discuss research that links how student outcomes can be improved through community partnerships,” he said. “In the second half we’ll discuss the criteria requirements involved with the awards, explaining what each school has to do to be eligible. “By highlighting the advantages involved in forming these partnerships hopefully schools and businesses in Mildura will be encouraged to get on board.” ‘Schools First’ publicity officer, Brooke Tully, said the program was a great way for teachers and admin-

•  PROSPERING PARTNERSHIP: Burnside Primary School Year 7 students introduce residents at a local aged care facility to the Nintendo Wii as part of their community partnership. Local schools will be looking to form similar partnerships to be in the running to win $1million as part of ‘Schools First’. istrators to come up with new and innovative ways to teach. “The program aims to engage students, and open their minds to the ‘big picture’,” she said. “It gives them an idea of what occurs in the real world, and provides an opportunity to become involved with their community. “Essentially the aim is to get students excited about learning, while boosting concentration and participation levels in the classroom.” Miss Tully said so far community and school partnerships had yielded fantastic results, with one primary school in South Australia develop-

ing an interesting relationship with a local aged care facility. “One class developed what they called an ‘ideas board’, where students could write down any issue, or idea concerning their community partnership,” she said. “From this board came an idea to take the student’s Nintendo Wii’s (an interactive gaming system) to one of the elderly homes, and instruct residents on how to play. ““The feedback we received suggested students became more confident, and participation and student engagement levels had risen dramatically.”

At the heart of this initiative is $5million worth of awards which will be split into two categories. The Impact Awards will go to partnerships that substantially improve student outcomes, while the Seed Funding Awards will be awarded to the schools that are in the process of setting up a partnership. Twenty cash prizes valued at $25,000 each will be on offer as part of the Seed Funding Awards, with schools needing to demonstrate that a partnership is being established to aid student outcomes, and that the partnership will remain a part of the school’s curriculum. Schools wishing to apply for an Impact Award need to demonstrate that a partnership was established, that the plan was successfully implemented with all involved contributing, that student outcomes were improved, and that the new activity will continue. Sixty local awards valued at $50,000 each will be awarded to those who meet the above criteria, with eight State or Territory schools to receive prizes worth $100,000 each. And while these prizes are substantial, everyone involved will be hoping their school brings home the major prize of $1million. This award will go to the school that demonstrates an exceptional partnership and a compelling strategy for using allocated funds. Those interested in registering for the Mildura workshop can do so by visiting au, with Miss Tully advising seating is limited.

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A “Childproof” Backyard Safety is the prime requisite when you have a young family.

If peace & quiet are what you want, this is your ideal home.

This stylish home is situated in a quiet court close to schools & has a roomy completely fenced backyard. This home has plenty to offer, with 3 bedrooms all featuring B.I.R. & ensuite to main.

This well presented 3 bedroom home offers buyers an excellent opportunity. All bedrooms have buit in robes with the main offering a walk in robes. Set on a good size block, in a peaceful neighbourhood, the home offers room for informal meals in the kitchen/family room as well as a formal dining room come study. Add to this a double lock up garage with internal access directly to the kitchen.

Ducted air-con throughout & natural gas for heating & cooking. Open plan living leads out onto the paved alfresco area, where you can sit back and watch the kids run riot in the yard.

Set in a near new development with no through traffic, secure yard and great shedding complete this family friendly home.

There is room to add a pool or to get the veggie patch growing. We haven’t forgot Dad either, check out his shed. An inspection will satisfy even the fussiest!

Price: $230,000 - $250,000 Inspect: Sat 3.15 - 3.45pm C3 Contact: Chris Hill 0431 378 202 Adriano Aiello 048 075 747

Price: $265,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Chris Hill 0431 378 202


10 Ryder Crescent Mildura Designed For Entertaining

13 Excelsior Drive This One Has Got The Shed!

Whether you like to entertain formally or casually this is the home for you.

This well positioned 3 bedroom home has plenty on offer.

Boasting large kitchen dining area opening onto a massive paved outdoor entertaining area.

Boasting 2 living areas with reverse cycle air conditioning & natural gas heating. 3 spacious bedrooms with B.I.R’s, functional kitchen with dishwasher and much more.

Features include 3 large bedrooms, separate lounge, full ensuite and walk in robe to master.

Outside offers large covered and paved outdoor living, 20f x 30f insulated shed with cement floor and power, rainwater tank and double carport.

With great street appeal and striking low maintenance yards inspection will not disappoint.

This property won’t last so act now!

Price: $229,000 Inspect: Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

Price: $219,900 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


280 Wade Avenue


3 Hector Street

Easy To Live In, Easy To Let Out

First Home? Limited Finance?

This superbly presented ashlar brick town house is centrally located a few minutes walk to shops.

Ideal first home or start for investor. Compact, beautifully maintained and genuine value buying.

Features include two bedrooms with built in robes, semi ensuite, open plan living, evaporative and 2x split system air conditioners, bay window, security doors, front and rear verandahs and carport.

Features include 2 bedrooms plus study or 3rd bedroom, solid brick construction, new carpets and large lounge.

It’s a beauty!

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

Outside boasts a large fully fenced yard with workshop and lock up carport. All this in a convenient location.

Price: $140,000 - $150,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm L6 Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza


Price: $180,000 - $190,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm J7 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


You don’t have to go all the way to Hollywood to live the dream, this quality home is a great dream-starter. Surrounded by expansive fully established gardens, it will surely appeal.

Ample storage, huge living areas all on approx. 1500 m2 allotment. Outside you will find double car accomodation with rear access and a great sized shed.


Fri 17th April, 1.00pm 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days By Appointment I5-6 Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


What’s Your Dream?

Features include 4 bedrooms, built-in robes in all. Formal lounge and dining, bright modern kitchen, meals and family room.

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31 Johns Street

24/4/09 - Mildura Weekly

Merbein South

Seventh Street


Pooncarie Road, Tapio


624 Sandilong Avenue

Nestled Beside A Bush Landscape

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Darling River Frontage

Council approved to build your home or shed with 5 year DA, sealed road to front gate, only 15km from Wentworth - take the boat to town. Wide open stretch of river in the Murray pool, with a variety of frontage to the Darling. Start building today, or legally use your 5 year permit. New stock fences to waters edge. Blocks under influence of Murray weir pool.

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$55,000 - $65,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

3672 Kulkyne Way

From $220,000 By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


530 Deakin Avenue

Two For The Price Of One

4 bedroom bv home with 2 good living areas, new fully fitted kitchen, lge dining area, 2 bathrooms & 2 toilets, extras inc. s.c. heating, split system r/c air cond, gas htr, c/fans, ducted evap. cooling, dble carport plus single carport. Huge covered & paved o/door living. Plus a most spac. Self contained unit offering bedroom with ensuite, new kitchen, dining & sep. lounge o/looking decked o/door living.

Price: Inspect: Contact:

Offers Over $280,000 By Appointment Ian Miers 0428 586 205


9 Fern Avenue

Investors Don’t Hesitate

Ideally located is this 2 bedroom home close to the heart of Ouyen. Features include large lounge & 2 good sized bedrooms. Next door to the Ouyen Caravan Park, it would make an excellent rental. Situated with side access & a fully secure yard. Price: Inspect: Contact:

$50,000 By Appointment Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Red Cliffs

20 Leach Road





Finalising A Deceased Estate Enjoying a popular location close to Murray River and offers approx 100 acres. Great for horses, motor bikes etc. Majority of property enjoys good red sandy loam soils, balance is low grey country. Bitumen Road frontage on 2 sides. Old 2 bedroom cottage and some shedding. Excellent redevelopment opportunity. Offers 6 Megs with private water diversion and pump.Very realistic vendor expectations - must be sold.

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

12 Calder Highway



What a rare chance to acquire approximately 2.7 acres set amidst glorious countryside abutting approx: 5 acres of bush land. This elevated allotment is the perfect spot to build your dream home STCA in a whisper quiet location. Includes 5 megalitres of irrigation water & the option to lease the adjoining bush land. All services available.



Sat 23rd May, 10.30am 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days By Appointment Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

Red Cliffs

219 Nerrum Avenue

Imaginative Design

There’s Nothing Little About It

Classic Contemporary

Set on approx.1257m2 just a short distance from Centro. The central family room offers natural light all year round with the use of the 2nd story windows. Features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bay windows, ensuite & WIR. Central kitchen & meals area, 2 separate living rooms. The kitchen has DW, large pantry & ample storage. Extras include: a 3-car auto garage access to rear yard, outdoor area & lots more.

This 4 bedroom plus study home is in new condition & boasts an ultra modern design. Features include 3 spacious living areas, large chef’s kitchen with gas cooking & dw, master bedroom with ensuite & WIRs, BIRs to all bedrooms, quality lighting fixtures throughout, r/cycle air-conditioning, undercover entertaining area, double lock up garage under main roof. The home is set on a large 1 acre allotment with large shed, rural outlook & quick walk to bushland & Kings Billabong.

Located on the edge of Red Cliffs on approx 1000sqm is this 2 bedroom cottage with many extras. Inside boasts reverse cycle a/c, good sized lounge room, wood heating & spacious kitchen/meals. Outside offers rustic style outdoor living with own bar, great shed with power & cement floor, water storage, 2 megs (metered) & a peaceful outlook.Won’t last...

Price: $410,000 - $440,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm I5-6 Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Price: $430,000 - $460,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

Price: $135,000 - $155,000 Inspect: Sun 1.45 - 2.15pm Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294



5 Felix Court

It’s Family Approved!

If you want luxury combined with peace & privacy this is the home for you. The superior standard of finish & fittings, combined with the imaginative design, makes this the benchmark for other luxury homes. 4 large light filled bedrooms all with BIR’s & 3 separate living areas. Positioned on an Acre of land there is plenty of greenery & beautiful views from every floor to ceiling window. Stainless steel kitchen & appliances & ensuite to main bedroom, This property needs to be seen to be believed.

Spacious, well proportioned, near new 4 bedroom home boasting; 2 separate living areas w/-down lights, modern kitchen with gas cooking, glass splash back & walk in pantry, Master bedroom with ensuite & W.I.R, all bedrooms with BIR’s, extensive tiled areas, refreshingly high ceilings & R/cycle air con. Outside you will find double garage under main roof with inside access, large covered & paved outdoor living area, 20 x 20 shed with cement floor & power & a great sized yard in a quiet court location close to Centro.

Price: $340,000 Inspect: Sun 10.30 - 11.00am Contact: Sam Boake 0400 658 461

Price: $310,000 - $340,000 Inspect: Sun 3.30 - 4.00pm J14 Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


2 Sotiri Court


11 Harmony Drive

7 Orlando Court

Saved You All The Hard Work

Built for the growing family in mind is this spacious modern 18 month old home. The expansive floor plan combines stylish separate living areas, 4 bedrooms, study & 2 bathrooms (ensuite to main). Plenty of entertaining space in the living room & dining room, kitchen boasts all modern appliances, BIR’s /WIR & double garage with internal access. Outside is the 21x21 shed complete with power & concrete floor with access from side of home & secure yard & pool just perfect for summer.

Price: $300,000 Inspect: By Appointment B5 Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


25 Golden Ash Drive

First Home Buyer Bonanza


Lot 24 River Road

Tree Framed River Views The Darling River is right at the back door of this affordable family residence. Fully renovated throughout this 3 bedroom home located on approximately 10 hectares of freehold title boasts panoramic river views & excellent shedding. Features include solid timber kitchen, large living areas, office and fully renovated bathroom. Your change in lifestyle awaits you and with a private rural outlook this home is not expected to last long.

Price: $320,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


2 Ellen Court

Remodelled, Refreshed & Rejuvenated

Fun, Family, Freedom!

Classic Dunning-Built Townhouse

When Only The Best Will Do

18 month old superior dwelling in prestigious neighbourhood. Simply oozing with desirable features, this is not to be missed. 2 separate living areas, 3 great sized bedrooms, superb fully fitted kitchen with electric wall oven and gas hot plates, DW, ensuite & WIR to main plus tiled family bathroom. Quality fixtures & fittings throughout, ornate cornice, ducted reverse cycle a/c, covered/paved outdoor living, double lock up car accommodation. Spoil yourself!

Immaculate & large modern 4 bed brick veneer home with top quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Offers huge formal & informal living rooms, magnificent fully fitted kitchen with walloven & hotplates, dishwasher, etc. Extras include ensuite, ceiling fans, bay windows, gas log fire, ducted evap cooling, double garage under main roof line & with office. Outside is a covered & paved outdoor living, 8m x 5m shed and beautifully established gardens.You wont find better.

This lovely modern family home offers 3 bedroom plus study & is packed with many features. Enjoys open plan living with floating timber floors including lounge & dining adjoining a top quality kitchen with all the mod cons. High ceilings, bay window, ensuite, BIR’s, WIR, ducted gas heating, & ducted cooling. Outside enjoys covered & paved outdoor living, great sized shed, side access, double car garaging & much more.

Extensive renovations are nearing completion on this stunning family home. Features include large master bedroom with ensuite & built in robes, large study with separate entrance for the work at home professional, 2 remaining bedrooms include BIRs, spacious formal lounge, chefs kitchen with all new appliances & family/meals area. The home is set on a huge fully fenced allotment with well established gardens & a double lock up carport. Ideally located in a quiet court.

Price: $265,000 - $285,000 G14 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price: Offers Over $350,000 Inspect: By Appointment I13 Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price: $280,000 - $295,000 Inspect: By Appointment C3 Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Price: $275,000 - $295,000 Inspect: By Appointment J14 Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

Red Cliffs

Gol Gol

37 Boobook Avenue

57 Wood Street


332 Sixteenth Street


19 Floral Avenue West


Rustic Style

On offer is a spacious 4 bedroom home with large open plan living areas with beamed ceilings. Boasting huge kitchen meals, separate dining & spacious lounge (with S.C.W.H & ceiling fans) 2 bathrooms & spacious bedrooms complete the picture. Only approx 4 years old this home offers more than first meets the eye. Outside you’ll find a shaded timber deck & good sized tradesman shed all on 3000m2 with ample water storage.

Price: $255,000 - $275,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

A Happy Home A Handy Position For sale is this spacious, low maintenance & cheerful b/v home. Offers separate lounge, huge open plan kitchen, dining room, excellent outdoor areas & 4 bedrooms. Features include BIR’s to all bedrooms, dishwasher & plenty of cupboards in the kitchen, floating floor boards, ducted vacuum. Outside you will find double lock-up garage, shedding, secure rear yard all on a huge allotment of approx 1154m2. Beautifully located just a few minutes from Centro & the growing 15th Street precinct.

Price: $255,000 - $275,000 Inspect: Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm K15 Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

If you like the uniqueness of older properties, don’t miss this charming, character weatherboard home. Consisting of 3 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, nice kitchen, gas UR stove, pantry, comb. heating, gas bayonets in lounge, polished floor boards, huge paved outdoor entertainment area, spa with electric heater, large shed, neat back yard & triple tandem carport with auto door. This home is in immaculate condition both inside & out and inspection will not disappoint.

Price: Offers Over $185,000 Inspect: By Appointment J7 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


Price: $220,000 - $240,000 Inspect: Sun 2.30 - 3.00pm Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

Stone’s Throw To Boat Ramp This complete family home is in unbeatable location. This spacious 3 bedroom plus study home features separate living areas, new carpet, renovated ensuite to master bedroom, raked ceilings, solid timber kitchen with DW & plenty of bench space. Outside boasts paved undercover entertaining, tradesman shed with concrete floor & power connected & all this set on a huge fully fenced allotment in the heart of popular Gol Gol. Added advantage of being within 200m of the Gol Gol boat ramp.

ER D Much Loved... N T U C A TR N CO


Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

We are the only agents open 7 days Red Cliffs

22 Murray Avenue


Red Cliffs 21 Namoi Avenue


A Bit Of Care And Repair

- 2 bedroom weatherboard home with colourbond roof - Features new kitchen and new bathroom - New electric hot water service - Electric heating - Needs refurbishment elbow grease

- 3 bedroom cement sheet home with iron roof - Kitchen / dining and large lounge room - Floorboards throughout & electric hot water service - Fully secure large yard - Located close to Primary School and shops

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:


Fri 24th April at 11.00am On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 10.30 - 11.00am Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

14 Ulmarra Place Mildura


4 Alkira Place



22 Birralee Avenue


Paint, Carpet And Then Profit

A Beginner’s Winner

- 3 bedroom home - Natural gas heating - New kitchen & bathroom - Large lounge with separate kitchen / dining - Corner block with large yard - Located close to Primary School and shops

Very neat 3 bedroom cement sheet home Featuring: - New kitchen & bathroom - New laundry - Electric heating and electric hotwater - Fully secure yard with good fencing

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Fri 24th April at 12noon On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 11.30am - 12.00pm L8 Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


51 Game Street

Fri 24th April at 1.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 12.30 - 1.00pm I9 Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


94 School Road




449 Etiwanda Avenue


Original Handyman Special

Fri 24th April at 10.00am On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 9.30am - 10.00am Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732



Rock Solid - But Needs Work

Very, Very Affordable

Definitely Within Reach

Invest Or Live In

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Price: $189,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

2 homes including the opportunity to subdivide a further allotment STCA. Land size comprises of approx ¾ acre, walking distance to local facilities including Coomealla Club, school, golf course & more. The main home offers large rooms, updated bathroom.The 2nd home has 1BR, 2 living areas, full facilities. Approx rental return is 7.4%

3 bedroom cement sheet home on good size allotment. Very neat 3 bedroom cement sheet home with tiled roof - 3 bedroom cement sheet home Features: offering: - Popular location - New kitchen & bathroom - Ducted evaporative cooling - Needing renovation throughout - Large separate lounge - Electric heating - Situated on a good sized allotment - Electric cooking - New kitchen & bathroom - Electric hot water & electric heating - Electric hot water service - Large secure yard with garden shed

Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Fri 24th April at 2.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 1.30 - 2.00pm I9 Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


5 Martin Street

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Fri 24th April at 3.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 2.30 - 3.00pm I9 Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


3/354 Walnut Avenue

Fri 24th April at 4.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Fri 3.30 - 4.00pm Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


5 Lochhead Avenue

Red Cliffs

Block 184 Dumosa Street

Great West Side Location

Great Location

Settled in a quiet established court in popular Irymple is this immaculate, well maintained property. Features include: 3 bedrooms all with BIR’s, 2 living areas, floating floorboards in family room, neat kitchen with dishwasher, lockup garage, close to park & Irymple shops. A truly worthwhile inspection...

Features 2 bedrooms with BIR’s, open plan kitchen, meals area & large living room. Move straight in & enjoy this recently painted & well maintained with natural gas heating, evap cooling & security alarm. Also includes undercover car parking, garden shed (with power) & envious location. Expected rental return of $160 p/w.

Feature filled & well located 3 bedroom home walking distance to all Irymple’s facilities; offers 2 separate large living rooms, updated kitchen with electric cooking & dishwasher, pantry etc. & adjoining dining area. Extras include ducted evaporative cooling, gas heater & s.c heater, lead light windows, picture rails, high ceilings, box bay window, carport, 6m x 3.7m shed, garden shed, est. gardens & covered outdoor living area.

Approx 26 acres with approx 2,300 trees and including 105.6 megs, low level sprays, good plant and equipment list based around John Deere tractor (1200 hours). The home offers 2 living rooms, huge kitchen, 4 bedrooms (en-suite to master), utility room, double carport, 3 bay open shed, 27’ x 20’ shed with concrete floor and power. Well worth inspecting.

Price: $215,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price: $135,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Price: $160,000 - $180,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price: $460,000 - $500,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Private, Peaceful, Perfect

Red Cliffs

7 Westcliffs Crescent

Best Of Both Indoor & Outdoor Worlds! Be quick to inspect this fully renovated open plan family entertainer. The property features 3 spacious bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with casual dining & spacious lounge area with split system. Joining the house is a outdoor living area like no other consisting of a fully paved weather proof oasis with both heating & cooling toilet & bar. Outdoor shedding with power & a carport each for both the car & boat.

Price: $150,000 - $170,000 Inspect: Sun 9.30 - 10.00am Contact: Sam Boake 0400 658 461


Budget Buying At It’s Best

37 Neilpo Street

Great 1st home or investment – situated in the heart of Dareton and offering 3 large bedrooms, spacious lounge/dining with S.C.heater & brilliant polished floors, sunny kitchen with loads of cupboards & elec. Stove with rangehood. Extras inc. evap. cooling, Garden shed, carport and large allotment. It’s a beauty !!!


32 Avocado Street

Ideal First Home Or Investment


17 Jenkins Place

First Home Buyers Delight


126 Chaffey Street

As New Townhouse

This well presented centrally located 3 bedroom home features polished floorboards, gas cooking, natural gas log heater, evaporative air conditioning, external sun blinds, carport, garage & 3 garden sheds. Every convenience is within easy reach, shops, schools and transport.You’ll love it!

This well located 3 Bedroom home is only a stones throw away from Mildura West Primary school. Featuring polished floors, evap cooling & gas heating. Outside you will find a neat & tidy front yard, rear garden with shed & carport. Current rental return is $185p/week. If you looking for your first home or investment be sure to inspect this one!

Well located just a short walk to Merbein Secondary School & shops is this as new townhouse. Featuring 2 double bedrooms, new kitchen & bathroom, open plan living, new floor coverings, ceiling fans & split system reverse cycle a/c. Elevated position, double carport, rain watertank & shade sail. Estimated rental return of $180 per week.

Price: $145,000 - $155,000 Inspect: Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm K7 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price: $155,000 - $165,000 Inspect: By Appointment F4 Contact: Sam Boake 0400 658 461

Price: $145,000 - $155,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


82 School Road

Hobby Farm

The property consists of 4 acres of freehold land with 1 meg of water entitlement. The home is a delightful 3 bedroom cottage that has been restumped and has new cladding. Features large open lounge with wood fire heater, large kitchen/meals area with stacks of cupboard space and generous size bedrooms. Outside features undercover entertaining area, large pool with timber decking, 4 carports and some shedding.

Price: $139,950 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

10 Box Street Merbein


Cnr Cowanna & Yelta

First Class Dried Fruit Holding

Big House, Big Block Sitting on approx 1000sqm is this most spacious, part renovated 3 bedroom home. Offering huge living areas, updated kitchen and bathroom, polished boards, high ceiling with ornate cornice and ceiling roses, rear verandah , 30 x 25 ft shed, rear lane access....This one is sure to appeal.

An excellent opportunity presents to purchase this freehold property of 18.65ha (46.09ac) with 157 megs of high security water. Being offered with this property is a 10 year contract with Clyne Foods & also includes structural improvements with residence & excellent shedding. Currently planted to approx 18.53ac of Sun Muscats & 19.20ac of Carina Currants.

Price: Offers Over $150,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price: $580,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza


Price: $130,000 ono Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205


Fabulous Almond Property

24/4/09 - Mildura Weekly

87 Commercial Street, Merbein Phone 5025 3133 Fax 5025 3139

Roger Walder 0417 711 217 Aaron Walder 0408 315 746

email Vendor Says Sell

There’s A House In There!


12 Sanders Street, Merbein


Freestanding Townhouse

4 Bedrooms – Big Block


11 Wattle Street, Red Cliffs


Yes it needs some TLC but this little 2 bedroom cottage is on a big ¼ acre (1015m2) block and is surrounded by fruit trees and foliage. Includes big shed, garden watering system, high ceilings, secure yard and quiet Nursery Ridge location.

Say goodbye to the landlord and get into this attractive little 3 bedroom home. A real first home buyers special, freshly painted inside and includes new floor coverings in high traffic areas, high ceilings and built in robes in 2 bedrooms. Price reduced to sell.

Good Location – Great Outlook

Super Investment Property


R FFE O R DE UN 13 Cedar Street, Red Cliffs



Comfortable 4 bedroom home on big corner block in quiet Red Cliffs location. Good current rental return of around 7%pa gross and features include high ceilings, big secure backyard, wood heater, side access and subdivision potential (S.T.C.A). Great value at this price.

Attractive Package – Great Location

126 Chaffey Street, Merbein

$145,000 - $155,000

Just completed on a small elevated lot this townhouse is as good as new and would make a great first home or investment. Well located and features include 2 bedrooms, reverse cycle air conditioning, double carport, shade sails, full insulation and is nicely fenced.

32 Acres - Great Value



21 River Avenue, Merbein

Character 3 bedroom home directly opposite Chaffey Park and easy walk to the river. Tastefully renovated and features include high ceilings, timber kitchen, spacious lounge with bay window, separate dining room, utility room, good shed, shady gardens and carport.

Lovely Home On Acres

$199,000 Lot 1 (28) River Avenue Terrific investment with further development potential consider these features. Over ½ acre of land. Very good location, walk to park & river. Includes 2 houses with current rental income of $305 per week. Almost ¼ acre vacant land. Possibility for third house (STCA)

$149,500 Nestled deep in a quiet court in the sought after Green Vines Estate, this 3 bedroom brick veneer and tile home represents a very attractive package. Features include great street appeal, double L.U.G, landscaped gardens (auto water system), terrific outdoor entertainment area, big secure back yard, wood shed and BBQ shelter.

Investment Opportunity

For Lease

11 Rusticana Court, Mildura


Block 69 Fifth St, Merbein


You won’t find better value than this – Check out the features, 32 acres (12.98ha) with excellent sandy loam soil. 40 HP electric pump & 25 acres of low levels & OHS. Plantings include chardonnay, shiraz, pinot gris. Fully drained with besser block pickers quarters & 4 bay G.I shed with concrete floor & power. O.K to build (STCA). No water or working plant.

Ideal Townhouse Block Lot 2 Box Street, Merbein


1/2 Acre – Close to Town

Block 55 & 55A Yelta Rd, Merbein



• Level & rectangular LISTING • Water & power connected • Easy walk to all facilities • 21 metre street frontage • Ready to build or relocate existing home $300,000


83-89 Commercial Street, Merbein

Looking for a spacious home on just under 25 acres (10.028 Ha) with elevated outlook & less than 1km from primary schools? The house is 25 sq & includes 4 bedrooms & study, huge living areas & near new air conditioning & floor coverings. Plantings of chardonnay & sultanas are contracted until 2011 & package includes full working plant, auto watering system (new pump) & 50 x 40 shed. 3 megs of water included & more available.

89 Commercial Street, Merbein

Lot 1 Channel Road, Merbein


Located close to Merbein this ½ acre (2037m2) property would make an ideal house location. With garden right entitlement, this could be the place for your dream home. MW24876

• Central Merbein location • Rent $90 per week • Includes GST & outgoings • Available now

Located in central Merbein on a generous ¼ acre allotment (1217m2 approx), this commercial property boasts 4 shops (3 tenanted) and represents a great opportunity for further development (STCA).




• 2 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom • Double Lockup Garage




• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Double Lockup Garage


• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Lockup Garage


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Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

Property of the week




Red Cliffs 48 Jamieson Avenue $178,550 Phone to Inspect Low Maintenance, High on Features Beautifully located overlooking the bowling greens and an easy stroll to shops, boasting spacious open plan living, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, split system air conditioning. Both bedrooms are large with BIRs and ceiling fans, ideally positioned to the stunning two way bathroom. Outside enjoys a double garage and a sunny courtyard garden. For Sale Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035

Lot1 Old Calder High Way Phone to Inspect | Auction Friday 22nd May, 2pm@ Hotel Mildura Conference Room The Ultimate Eco Friendly Lifestyle Approx. 1718 acres of mainly native Mallee bushland, just 12kms from the mighty Murray River, fantastic 50’ x 60’ shed with power and water, 2 unit water allowance (200 gallons per day) from Mournpall Water Users Association 3 water tanks. Superb seclusion, the perfect getaway. MUST BE SOLD Auction Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 352289










$495,000 Lot 5 Walnut Avenue Phone to Inspect Luxury Plus Style This magnificent home of 38 squares boasts 4 bedrooms, main with huge ensuite and WIR, BIRs to the others, separate formal lounge room, leisure room, dream kitchen, with stone bench top. Quality stainless steel appliances and butlers pantry. The alfresco living features stunning cedar lined ceilings. Absolute 5 star, inspect today. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 For Sale

$386,000 961 Fifteenth Street Phone to Inspect Smart Architecture = Stunning Family Home Quality built home with 2 separate living areas and family room. Boasting a luxury kitchen with 900mm upright stainless steel oven, dish washer and microwave, 4 large bedrooms all with BIR’s, main with ensuite.Tiled family bathroom with spa bath, ducted heating and cooling, double garage, covered outdoor living and landscaped gardens For Sale Judy Aitken 0418 502 302











$269,500 32 Canterbury Drive Phone to Inspect Stunning Designer Home Open the front door and WOW, be impressed by the style and quality of this super home. Boasting separate formal lounge, granite gourmet kitchen, super spacious family room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor living areas and landscaped gardens with fully automated watering system. Style quality and value. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 370864 For Sale

$215,000 7E Sirius Court Phone to Inspct Serious Value Here! This one ticks all the boxes. Huge living area with imposing kitchen, 2 bathrooms, BIRs in all 3 bedrooms, ducted evap cooling and gas heating, double garage with auto door, 2 outdoor entertaining area’s, large tool shed/workshop plus low maintenance gardens that guarantee you a relaxed lifestyle in an area close to hospitals, schools and golf course. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 365872 For Sale





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36 Hecter Street Phone to Inspect Pretty As A Picture Best house in the street with so many extras, 3 large bedrooms and 2 living areas plus delightful out door living set in immaculate gardens. Reverse cycle and evap. cooling, natural gas heating and hot water. Lots of shedding and rear access to parkland.

For Sale

Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711Web Id 356204

Richard Wyatt Manager Real Estate 0414 600 035

Kevin Forbes Property Consultant 0419 596 711

Graeme Roper Property Consultant 0429 824 008

Judy Aitken Property Consultant 0418 502 302

Wendy Hobbs Property Manager 0400 688 044






$159,500 9 Rose Street Phone to Inspect First Home Buyers Must Inspect Today Do you qualify for the “First Home Buyers Grant”? This 3 bedroom home is the perfect starter. Located in a central tree lined street, the home offers open plan living with wood heater, ducted evap. cooling. Enjoy the immaculate ¼ acre gardens, storage, shed and separate workshop for the handyman. There is no better time to buy a home than the present. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 365774 For Sale

Sally Hardy Property Manager 0417 162 741

Sarah McKenzie Sales Administration

Tiana Radman Front Office Reception

Kathryn Martin Water Trade 0419 847 210

Deb Ryan Home loans 0488 422 366

Jo Edgcumbe Finance 0400 772 772

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$419,500 305 McEdwards Street Phone to Inspect Magic Family Home On Approx 1.5Acres Boasting 4 bedrooms, ensuite, huge living areas, separate rumpus room, stunning timber kitchen, plus double garage with power door. Terrific workshop and low maintenance garden complete this exceptional home. Backing on to the Merbein Golf Course and is only a short drive to Centro. Experience rural living at its best. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 341990 For Sale






$320,000 7 Colonel Court Phone to Inspect Wanted! Large Family Wanting Pool This quality home has it all, 4 bedrooms, ensuite, huge lounge, large kitchen/dining/family area. Add to this a terrific in-ground pool covered with shade mesh and separate rumpus room adjacent to pool. Attractive covered outdoor entertainment area and low maintenance gardens. Excellent west side location next to parkland. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 366104 For Sale








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$139,500 4 Ruby Street Phone to Inspect Why Rent When You Can Buy If you are a first home buyer entitled to the FHOG you could be paying off this home for less than it would cost to rent the home. 3 bedrooms, formal lounge, ducted cooler, gas heating, plus LU garage, carport and a generous block. Get out of the rent race. Elders can assist with finance *(Conditions apply) Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 362689 For Sale





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$220,000 3 Jandra Court Phone to Inspect Stylish Townhouse This attractive 3 bedroom townhouse would suit the fussiest buyer. It has a large modern kitchen, separate formal lounge and spacious dining. Featuring natural gas heating, evaporative cooling. Low maintenance gardens Double garage and outdoor living area ideal for barbies. A safe and secure lifestyle awaits! Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 350791 For Sale

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Walnut Avenue ( Sunraysia Village) From $79,500 Phone to Inspect Brand New And Beautiful - Affordable Housing 2 bedroom villas from $79,500 - 3 bedroom villas from $83,000 - 4 bedroom villas from $86,500. Reverse cycle air conditioning, gas appliances, raked ceiling to living areas, choice of colours. Lovely neighbours, fully fenced back yard, community pool and bbq. Small, well mannered pets welcome. Improve your lifestyle today. Downsize and cash up ! Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 348305 For Sale

Ouyen First Class Building Blocks Phone to Inspect Build Your Dream Home Take advantage of $29,000 FHOG*

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$245,950 10 Canterbury Drive Phone to Inspect Its got the lot! This immaculate home has 3 bedrooms, large modern kitchen, separate lounge, spacious family room, double garage, landscaped gardens, front and back with fully automated watering system and an amazing outdoor living area. A real lifestyle property

$240,000 19 Elizabeth Avenue Phone to Inspect Investors, Developers, Family’s Recently renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a huge 1210sqm allotment, would suit developers or the largest family. Set in a quite court location within a short walk of Centro Plaza and the Fifteenth Street shopping precinct. Flexability plus. Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711 Web Id 365848


$290,000 4 Iredale Court Phone to Inspect A Home With All The “I WANT’S” 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom family home,new mirror tone kitchen, spacious family room, covered outdoor BBQ area, large workshop/shed, Low maintenance garden, double carport, evap cooling, ducted gas heating. Quiet court location, inspection is sure to impress.

$249,500 140 Magnolia Avenue Phone to Inspect Unique Inner City Town House A very impressive 2 story town house in a prime inner city location. 3 bedrooms, 2 sumptuous bathrooms, featuring central staircase, stunning kitchen, plus open plan living area on both floors. This unique home would suite those requiring a residence in a fantastic location within walking distance of all city facilities. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 370858 For Sale






$89,999 6 Emmett Street Phone to Inspect Snap Me Up ! 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a bungalow. Walking distance to CBD in tidy town Ouyen. Good shed. Approx. 1000m2 land. A good, clean property describes this one.




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Red Cliffs 67 Ilex Street

This comfortable 3 bedroom home has plenty to offer to the astute buyer. Features include separate living, large kitchen, separate lounge with gas heating and large 20 x 30 shed with concrete floor and power including an outside toilet.

Big shed and a big house will be right for the growing extended family. With huge open living, big double garage, decking with outdoor fire, side access and 20 x 30 shed with floor and power. Theatre room, big ensuite and his and hers WIR. Inspection a must!

Located on ¾ of an acre overlooking the Murray River is this beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home plus study. Set amongst citrus trees the home also has 13 megs of water. Inspection will impress and this property must be sold.

Perfect entry to the commercial property market, this freehold building is in a great Red Cliffs location. On a 214 sq metre lot, the current usage is a busy Laundromat with all equipment remaining with the sale of the building.

For Sale Offers over $145,000 View Mon 5.15 - 5.45 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $345,000 - $380,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $299,000 View Tue 5.00 - 5.30 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $60,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue


Red Cliffs 6 Ilex Street

Irymple 1/4 2 Elouera Drive

Recently refurbished, this large office building is on the main street of Red Cliffs, opposite Fishers Supermarket. Currently rented to several businesses, the potential return is $28,000 pa. Includes, kitchen, boardroom, toilets, reception, hair salon & 4 private offices. Sale Offers over $225,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Great investment opportunity to purchase a four unit site. Currently leased with three units at $130 per week and one unit at $135 per week. Excellent Irymple location, secure tenancies and good value with interest rates being at all time lows. Sale $420,000 - $460,000 View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

telephone 03 5027 3411 Buy Your Land Now!!

Mildura Lot 15 Barraclough Way - Offers over $65,000 SOLD!! Good sized block of land in established Mildura area, 642 sqm block Mildura Lot 28 Jordan Ave - Offers over $100,000 Mark 0408 534 772 Large 848 sqm block in Ularara Estate, enough space to build family dream home Mildura South Lot 2 Deakin Avenue - $90,000 Nigel 0401 137 990 1 acre building block, land area 4455m2, Close to 17th St Red Cliffs 328 Coorong Ave - $155,000 Andrew 0429 965 608 16 acres, 3 megs water, 4 br house, planted to almonds Red Cliffs Sandridge Estate - Offers over $80,000 Mark 0408 534 772 Town water, underground power, street lighting & protective covenants Irymple 2050 Fifteenth St - $220,000 Andrew 0429 965 608 Zoned B4, approx 1/2 an acre, situated between Irymple & Mildura townships Irymple Lot 3 Belar Ave - $130,000 to $140,000 Craig 0427 700 450 Approx 1 acre allotment, close to Irymple Sth Primary School Koorlong Lot 3 Nineteenth - $125,000 - $135,000 Craig 0427 700 450 Approx 8 acres, 8 megs water, 25 x 15 shed with power

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Mildura 6 Durham Avenue What else could you need? Large 4 bedroom or 3 plus study, big living areas including, formal lounge and dining and family living off the kitchen. 6m x 4m colourbond shed with floor and power and inground swimming pool. • • • • • • •

Fully appointed kitchen Gas ducted heating throughout Resort style gardens Large entertaining area Big 848 sq. metre block Only 4 ½ years old Double garage UMR with auto door Sale $290,000 - $330,000 View Sat 1.00 - 1.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Buronga Lot 2 Boeill Creek Road Rare Riverfront - Must Sell! This stunning riverfront property is a must see with approx 1.5 acres of beautifully manicured lawns and gardens down to the waters edge. Comprising 3 large bedrooms plus ensuite, 5 reverse cycle air conditioners throughout and panoramic rumpus room overlooking the river. Houseboat mooring, boat ramp and plenty of shady trees to spend the day. This is Mildura’s cheapest riverfront property. The vendor’s instructions are very clear - ‘SELL’.


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This service station trades 7 days per week selling ULP, PULP, DIESEL, & Auto Gas, approx 90,000 LTRS per month, oils, accessories & other shop items. Catering to approximately 5,000 people in the Red Cliffs township. This is a fantastic opportunity to be your own boss.

Auction Saturday 2nd May 1.00pm On Site View Sat 1.00 - 1.30

• Tyre repairs & sales • Fishing tackle, bait, gas, fishing licenses • Chaff, hay, horse feeds, grains, chook pellets and pet foods • Accepts all major cards • Cliental established over 21 years

For Sale Now or by Auction. Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772

Sale Offers over $50,000 WIWO View Phone To Inspect Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608

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Merbein 22 Sanders Street

Merbein 20 Jenner Street

Red Cliffs 12 Westcliffs Avenue

Extremely neat. Owner occupied 3 bedrooms plus study, perfect first home, retirement or investment. Potential rent of $220-230/pw. Baltic pine flooring, large family room and second bathroom, paved outdoor entertaining, carport and lock up garage.

Great value investment with tenant paying $165 per week. Enter the market place with this 3 bedroom property showing good returns. Large yard, shedding and close to swimming pool and sporting ovals. Quiet location. Vendor must sell!

Huge home includes 6 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Massive lounge area and dining area in the newly renovated kitchen. High ceilings, polished boards and rear access. The home is great for the extended family.

Sale $160,000 - $185,000 View Sat 1.00 - 1.30 & Mon 5.00 - 5.30 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $149,000 View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

This 2BR home plus study is a perfect way to enter the market located directly opposite the Merbein Primary school, walking distance to shops, on a generous 1017m2 block of land. Also included is a newly renovated bungalow with refrigerated air-conditioning. Sale $120,000 - $140,000 View Tue 4.30 - 5.00 Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 8 Alkira Place

Mildura 4 Ulmarra Place

Red Cliffs 12a Westcliffs Avenue

Merbein 4 Tyers Court

Located in a quiet court this 4 bedroom home has plenty to offer with huge yard and rear lane access. This would be perfect for a first home buyer or investor.

An excellent opportunity to enter the market with this very neat 3 bedroom home. Fantastic for the growing family or first home buyers with huge yard for the kids and outdoor entertaining. The Vendor wants sold this weekend.

Large brick veneer home on generous 745 sq metre block. Big living areas, includes lounge and family area off kitchen. Huge bedrooms and ensuite to master. Big shed with floor and power, rear lane access and large back yard.

Located in a quite court is this 3 Bedroom 2 bathroom home. With above ground pool and outdoor entertaining this home is sure to impress. With $17,000 ( first home buyers ) you couldn’t build at this price.

Sale $140,000 - $160,000 View Mon 4.30 - 5.00 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $155,000 View Sat 2.00 - 2.30 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $185,000 View Mon 5.00 - 5.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $210,000 - $230,000 View Phone To Inspect Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue


Sale Offers over $185,000 View Mon 5.00 - 5.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue



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MILDURA Great Investment/First Home EPR$155,000-$165,000 AUCTION - Buy Block, Re-locatable For Free MILDURA

•608m2 zoned R1 •Stroll to proposed sports complex •Fenced & water connected •Very realistic vendor •Partially constructed re-locatable For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 30th May, 2009 at 2.00pm Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 1597 Deakin Avenue I15 Internet PID: 328748



AUCTION - Money Making Opportunity

•Zoned R1- perfect for subdivision (STCA) •This is a rare opportunity to cash in •1.857 HA (4.5 Acre approx) •Elevated site - proposed 23 Lot plan •4 bedroom Western Red Cedar Home available. Don’t Miss It! •THIS PROPERTY MUST BE SOLD!! For Sale Now or by Auction Friday 24th April, 2009 at 2.00pm Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: Chaffey Park Drive, Merbein Open: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm Internet PID: 319226

• 2 bedroom home • Huge allotment • Gas heating/evap cooling • Paved pergola area

• Westside location • Close to schools/kindergarten • Walking distance to CBD • Close to sporting facilitates





AUCTION - Exposure Plus!! Freehold Office

• Location, Location, Location • 3 offices, boardroom, reception, • Ideal for owner operator tearoom, 2 toilets, 4 carparks • Why pay rent? Pay your own off! • Corner location • Ideal for investors, rare to find • Very very affordable!! For Sale Now or by Auction Friday 1st May, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: David 0408 514 666 LEADERS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Address: 255 Eleventh Street Internet PID: 325859 Open: Wednesday 12.30-1.00pm





•Great location •Close to river, schools & transport •Secure investment •Great family home



AUCTION-CBD Townhouse EPR $170,000-$185,000 AUCTION - Supurb Central Location


• 3 bedrooms plus ensuite • 2 bathrooms • Double carport • Low maintenance yards


Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: 36 Crane Drive Internet PID: 328226

Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 233 Eighth Street F4 Internet PID: 325351


• 2 bedroom, brick veneer • Well appointed timber kitchen • Floating floor boards • Bathroom, bath & separate shower • Private and secure • Located next to St Joesph College • Lock up car accomm • 12 month lease in place For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 2nd May 2009 at 12.00noon Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: Unit 4/9 Langtree Parade I16 Internet PID: 318584

Very, Very Affordable

•Renovated throughout •Short walk to Chaffey & Senior College •New kitchen & bathroom •Outdoor undercover area & shed •Polished boards & fashion tiles •Good size yard with side access •Spacious kitchen, separate living rooms •Perfect first home or investment For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 9th May, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 121A Burrows Street I8 Internet PID: 328223 Open: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

AUCTION - This Will Impress!!


•4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR •Bathroom, spa, large shower •Separate powder room •Mirror Tech. kitchen, S/S appliances •Gas heating, evap & reverse cycle unit •2 separate outdoor entertaining areas •Ample storage cupboards, ceiling fans •Large secure yard with shed For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 2nd May, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 5 Pietro Court F14 Internet PID: 318016


AUCTION - Quality Built, Fabulous Features

•Tailor made for families, resort garden •Approx 40x20 shed, toilet & handbasin •Fabulous timber kitchen, double oven •Ensuite, superb timber & tiled floors •Large open living, separate lounge plus •Undercover caravan/boat storage upstairs study & soundroom/4th BR •Entertaining with bistro blinds & views For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 9th May, 2009 at 12.00noon Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 6 Sterling Drive E12 Internet PID: 325315 Open: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm




AUCTION - Moving Interstate, Better Hurry!


AUCTION - Two Titles, Many Possibilities


If it’s increased vineyard holdings you are after then this 23 acre vineyard is as good as it gets. It is planted to Chardonnay and has two titles; one being a 10 acre lot & other being a 13 acre lot. The opportunity to sell off one title and build on the other makes this an attractive proposition and certainly good value for money. There is town water connected along with a three mega litre water right being sold with the property. Horse paddocks and good shedding is another great feature that this property has on offer. An inspection will impress.

For Sale Now or by Auction Friday 15th May 2009 at 2.00pm at Mildura Club, Deakin Avenue, Mildura. Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: 157 Cassia Street Internet PID: 327236

A property that many aspire to but very few will ever achieve, this resort style home has the lot. Enormous master with WIR/double shower to full ensuite, study, 4 other spacious bedrooms with WIR, parents retreat, rumpus room, gourmet Blackwood timber kitchen, adjoining spacious tiled meals area, 8m x 8m enclosed alfresco entertaining area, heated in-ground pool, synthetic tennis court, 2 car garage, 2 reverse cycle units & in-floor heating, all set on 5000m2 of beautifully landscaped allotment.

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 23rd May 2009 at 12.00noon Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 22 Moddikerr Way Internet PID: 307689

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FANTASTICLY RENOVATED CHARACTER HOME For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 23rd May at 11am

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Contact Rico on 0418 516 773 or Mandy on 0417 017 635

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AUCTION - Your Very Own Resort

•4 bedroom brick veneer with ensuite •Large allotment, approx. 894m2 •2 separate living areas •Fabulous low maintenance gardens •Stunning kitchen, skylight, storage draw •Rain water tanks to gardens & fridge •Quality window blinds & timber shutters •Great outdoor area, approx. 20x40 shed For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 16th May, 2009 at 1.00pm Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 42 Matthew Flinders Drive K11 Internet PID: 328827 Open: Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

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AUCTION - Stunningly Presented

•Elevated site, near schools & shops •3 bedrooms, ensuite, large shower •2 living areas, 2 TV wall stands •Kitchen, D/W, gas H/P, elec oven

•Ducted natural gas heating •Low maintenance yards, shedding •Fabulous outdoor e/taining, built-in bar •Separate side access gate - storage yard



• 3 bedroom & office • Undercover decked e/tainment area • Large bedrooms • Renovated kitchen

Water Front Land $205,000 Majestic Is this Mildura’s Best Home Site?

• Open plan living • Central location • Separate dining area • Ducted gas/heating & reverse cycle

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 99 Thirteenth Street J7 Internet PID: 326165


AUCTION- Luxury Country Living on 2750m2 approx AUCTION - Character On Jacaranda

•Fantastic large L-shaped 4 bedroom •Approx 2750m2 allotment •2 large separate living areas, ensuite •Separate office/rumpus room •Timber kitchen, storage draws, D/W •Self clean, salt, solar heated pool •Huge outdoor entertaining area •Fully fenced yard, 20x40 shed For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 30th May, 2009 at 11.00am For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 6th June, 2009 at 1.00pm Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 1 Newman Close I15 Address: 429 Koorlong Ave (between Eleventh & Fourteenth Street) Internet PID: 329436 Open: Saturday 1.45-2.15pm Internet PID: 329481

Ideal Family Home




• Unsurpassed home site • Overlooking Kings Billabong • 5,100m2 allotment • 66m absolute waterfront • 10 minutes from city centre • Services connected • A waterfront lifestyle • Canoeing/kayaking/rafting Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 93 Cooke Street, Nichols Point Internet PID: 309457

• 3 bedrooms • Shedding • 10 ft ceilings • Rear lane access • Polished floor boards • Approx 800m2 allotment • Recently renovated • FULL OF CHARACTER AND CHARM For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 6th June, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: 127 Jacaranda Street Internet PID: 329662


A Golden Oldie


• Charming 1930’s home • Polished Murray Pine floors • Wunderlick walls & ceilings •10 foot high ceilings Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 27 San Mateo Avenue J4 Internet PID: 328249

• Timber dado • Close to Marina & river • Large 756m2 allotment • Outstanding restoration propostion







Saddle Up For Country Living EPR $290,000-$310,000 WOW! Approx 40 squares on 1/2 Acre $459,000 • Comfortable 3 bedroom & study home • 30x30 American style barn/shed • Formal lounge & dining • Significant fencing & infrastructure • Functional kitchen • Set up as horse & pasture complex • Town water & 8.2 megs • Approx. 5 acres, minutes to CBD

•Yes - it’s time to sell •Spacious 4 bedroom plus study •This home will impress with it’s size •Stunning design & features

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: Lot 3 Eleventh Street (Btw Karadoc & Koorlong Avenue) Internet PID: 288467

Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 906 Seventeenth Street (between Benetook & Cowra Avenue) Internet PID: 157195 Open: Saturday 3.15-3.45pm An absolutely rare opportunity to acquire a prime Langtree Avenue property, securely leased to the Government. This property boasts a high profile corner location and Government tenant.

PRICE SLASHED Must Sell 4 Bedroom Bargain

•Floating floor boards & woodwork to extensive slate & paving •This is without a doubt one of the best valued properties on the market


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$289,000 Don’t Pass This By

Executive Summary Lease Term - 5 years with 2 further 2 year options Current Rental - $243.776 per year Outgoings - to be borne by tenant Tenant - Commonwealth of Australia IRYMPLE Land Size - 1900.8 square metres $195,000 Gross Building Size - 1416 square metres •Double carport, yard with side access Rental Increases - to CPI •Outdoor pergola, approx 20x20 shed This really is an opportunity of a life time. For a detailed Property Report contact Tony Roccisano 0418 205 101 •Situated in the much sought after Irymple location

• Full ensuite & walk-in robe to master • 20 X 20 colour bond shed • Genuine 4 bedrooms • Enormous pergola area • Massive meals area • R/C air cond & automatic watering • Gourmet kitchen with S/S appliances • Formal lounge to front

•3 good size bedrooms with ensuite •2 separate living areas plus dining •Lounge with timer cathedral ceiling •Timber kitchen, dishwasher, pantry

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 3 Georgia Terrace F13 Internet PID: 313430

Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 21 Wilkie Drive Internet PID: 318507 Open: Saturday 4.00-4.30pm


Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 158-164 Langtree Avenue I5 Internet PID: 328538


Vineyard with City Views $250,000 Affordable Industrial

• 9 1/4 acres • 7 acres Thompson Seedless • 2 acres Minindee • 30 megs water right • Trellesed Table Grapes • Elevated allotment • Power - town water available

MILDURA ESR $320,000-$340,000

To be sold separately or together is this tightly held property Zoned Industrial 1 together with significant improvements, yet has room to expand. 4 Scott Crescent: land approx. 1128m2, building approx. 350m2, brick office to front, mezzanine storage, toilet facilities, colourbond shed. 6 Scott Crescent : land approx. 915m2, building approx 204m2, extensive office facilities, showroom, storage area, kitchen facilities, staff area, entrance canopy.

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 4-6 Scott Crescent L5 Internet PID: 273134

5021 1900

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

• Character home • Tightly held location • 1950’s brick • Polished daddo & floor boards



• Timber kitchen • 10 foot ceilings • 734m2 allotment (15.54 x 47.22m ) • Ideal first home

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 211 Twelfth Street G6 Internet PID: 320153

Real People in Real Estate Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101

Rico D’Amico 0418 516 773

Mandy D’Amico 0417 017 635

Peter White 0407 212 850

Gary Castleman 0419 548 922

Loretta Paiano 0418 596 789

David Adolph 0408 514 666


Dyar Avenue

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: Lot 2, Dyar Avenue Internet PID: 306977

InnerCity Location


Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

anzac day 2009 7 Cherry Avenue, Mildura

Lest we forget. 69 Deakin Avenue, Mildura






Location is the key to this character weatherboard home with polished timber floors, ensuite and newly extended family living and kitchen overlooks landscaped gardens. Formal lounge which has been used as a bedroom. Opposite Arts Centre, walk to Lock and River, perfect position. This is a must see. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30 days

A brilliant opportunity exists to purchse a stylish, refurbished landmark building in Mildura. Featuring 442sqm of building space and 713sqm of land along with a self contained dwelling on the upper level. Currently leased and showing solid returns, this iconic building provides infinite opportunities in the future. Zoned B2, the opportunity to purchase property in Mildura’s most prominent location in rarely seen. For more detailed information please call Corey Iredale.

Auction: Saturday 9th May at 11am on site


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or Matt Mason 0438 274 258 or

Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711 or

157 Orange Avenue, Mildura

562 Eleventh Street, Mildura G










Open Monday 5.30 - 6.00

Open Tuesday 5.15 - 5.45



Room for the whole family to spread out. Set on 1 acre on the edge of the city with town water. 4 bedroom + study brick veneer home, timber kitchen with pantry and dishwasher, large living, separate rumpus room, paved outdoor entertaining, two double carports, huge 70x30 shed and 25x20 shed. Walk to the river and Aerodrome Oval Complex. Suit boys with lots of toys.

Rare opportunity to purchase yourself the perfect lifestyle. Be within walking distance of Mildura’s shops, schools, cafes, restaurants and more. Comprising 2 bedrooms, refurbished kitchen, livnig areas and bathroom. The property also boasts 10m x 7m shed with auto door and rear lane access. This is truly one of todays best value properties.


Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 or Tim Leng 0408 133 326 or


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 or

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67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200

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First Natioanl believes this information is correct but itt does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certain Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009

24/4/09 - Mildura Weekly

anzac day 2009 4/174 Olive Grove, Mildura W


Lest we forget. 271- 285 Tenth Street, Mildura









Open Saturday 1.00 - 2.00 & Sunday 11.00 - 12.00



2 bedroom brick unit free standing, offers space, separate lounge, modern kitchen, low maintenance gardens, walk to city, next to Catholic Schools and Church, rented currently for $185 per week, single lock up garage. Top quality inevstment.

This well appointed home is situated in the westside gardens residential village. New lifestyle opportunity with 40 quality homes. Large, well appointed community centre, including indoor sports, kitchen, BBQ, outdoor entertaining etc. 24 hour emergency call system. Public transport at your front door. Resaleable with no restraints.



Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or Matt Mason 0438 274 258


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or




534 Ontario Avenue, Mildura

Forrester Estate, Kings Billabong









Open Sunday 12.00 - 12.30 & Tuesday 5.30 - 6.00




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Magnificent homes surround this unique rural residential development at Kings Billabong. Elevated 1 acre allotments. Power and town watered. Fully fenced to 3 sides. Established advanced trees.

Now: Lot 1 - $95,000 Lot 4 - $108,000 Lots 11, 12 & 15 - $125,000

 

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or Matt Mason 0438 274 258 or 10 Burnside Way, Mildura 8 Dunlop Court, Mildura



3 Sunset Court, Mildura N




Quality, class & spacious living are high on the agenda in this classic Dunning built home. Featuring 3brs, main with WIR & ensuite, formal lounge, stunning ktichen, with all the mod cons, rev/cyc for heat & cool & nat gas connected. All you have to do is move in. Enjoy this A1 home in an A1 location.

Auction Sat May 2nd @ 11am on site Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

1 Edmund Barton Court, Mildura





Open Monday 5.30 - 6.00

TRULY STUNNING HOME - PEACEFUL WESTSIDE COURT LOCATION Spacious & beatifully presented 4br home in sought after westside court, with 2 large & separate living areas, blackwood timber kitchen & stunning timber floors t/out. Complete with huge, fully enclosed o/door entertaining area and shed, this beautiful home truly is unbeatable value.

For Sale Now or by Auction on Saturday 2nd May @ 12noon on site Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

13 Edmund Barton Court, Mildura

Open Monday 6.00 - 6.30

Open Tuesday 6.00 - 6.30

SPACIOUS AND AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOME Nestled within sought after, family friendly court is this wonderful family home. With formal lounge, 4 real bedrooms, stunning timber floor & reverse cycle t/out & French doors, opening to undercover outdoor area (with BBQ) & child friendly rear yard - families couldn’t ask for more.

For Sale Now or by Auction on Saturday 9th May @ 12noon on site Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

THE PERFECT ENTERTAINER This stunning new home, recently constructed boasts a sophisticated & contemporary style all of its own. Featuring a private master suite with luxury ensuite, home theatre room, an amazing open plan kitchen with granite bench tops & stylish appliances including oversized stainless steel oven. In addition the home includes large dining & family areas, 6x4 shed with access to rear yard. This exquisite home will impress all that view it.


Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

Frank Tierney 0418 502 040

92 Cureton Avenue, Mildura


With location in sought after Federation Estate, this 5br plus office 34sq home has all the I wants to suit the largest family. Complete with 3 living areas, in-ground solar heated pool, tradesman shed, & quality fixtures & fittings. Families why build when this wonderful family home is ready and waiting.


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

12 Upland Drive, Mildura

21 Ularara Drive, Mildura

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Open Saturday 1.00 - 1.30

TRULY STUNNING With over 29sqs UMR including stunning pitched roof o/door entertaining area which is the centrepiece of this beautiful family home. Step inside to formal lounge & dining, family/meals, solid timber kitchen. Featuring 9ft ceilings, ornate cornices, timber flooring throughout & location in sought after Federation Estate - this is sure to impress the fussiest of buyers.

$335,000-$349,000 Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200



Open Saturday 1.30 - 2.00


Rare opportunity to purchase so close to town. Located on the edge of Marina Development & Etiwanda Wetlands, 3 acres, 4br home in need of some TLC & a massive 450m2 of shedding, all within a touch of Mildura’s CBD district. Also includes town water and 2megs of water right.

Located with parks & schools close by comes this deceptively large light filled home. Comprises 3 large bedrooms & home office, large hostess kitchen opening onto dining & living areas, separate home theatre room, 2 bathrooms, dbl garage all surrounded by way low maintenance lawn and garden areas.

Breath taking value, boasting 4brs, formal lounge, timber gourmet kitchen & inviting outdoor living area. Together with double garage, rolling verandahs around the property, this truly will suit the fussiest of buyers in todays market.

Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

$298,000-$328,000 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902


Tim Leng 0408 133 326


Tim Leng 0408 133 326

First Natioanl believes this information is correct but t does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009


Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

anzac day 2009 3 Henderson Place, Mildura

15 Westside Boulevard, Mildura T IRS

Lest we forget. Lot 66 Nicholas Avenue, Mildura

1033 Paschendale Avenue, Merbein Sth




Open Saturday 1.45 - 2.15

Open Tuesday 5.30 - 6.00



With great street appeal from the front, step inside & be surprised by this lovely renovated & re-stumped character filled home with high ceilings, ornate cornice, 3brs + study & large open plan living, beautiful solid timber kitchen with gas cooking & pantry, 2 bathrooms, 2 toilets & a unique fully enclosed indoor/outdoor ent. area overlooking rear yard.


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Beautifully rendered quality home in sought after Westside location. Set on a generous 825m2 with decked outdoor area with shade sail. Features include huge bedrooms & ensuite with spa to main, open plan living plsu modern fixtures & reverse cycle throughout. Young couples looking for quality & class must inspect today.

$248,000-$269,000 Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

29 Cherry Avenue, Mildura


HOME WITH A VIEW Elevated 3/4 acre lot with 3 bedroom weatherboard homestead, large verandahs to side and front, polished floorboards, high ceilings, separate lounge room. Rural water with sprinklers system, 20x20 shed plus separate rear bungalow, pool, wonderful views & peaceful surrounds.

Brand new range of house and land packages are now ready to view at Lot 66 Nicholas Avenue. Take advantage of the $29,000 first home buyers grant and enjoy the quality of an Onorato built home.


From $240,000

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Langtree Mall, Mildura

1/174 Olive Grove, Mildura

293 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura ED



Open Monday 5.00 - 5.45




Superbly located 3 bedroom home in sought after Cherry Avenue. The location is second to none being within walking distance to the CBD, Murray River, Arts Precinct, Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, Bowling Club & the list goes on. Features include polished floorboards, decked outdoor entertaining area & established gardens. Don’t delay & call today for an inspection.

$210,000-$235,000 Contact: Warrick Fisher 0428 214 330



Well positioned to Mildura’s City Heart Mall & established for over 20 years comes an opportunity to won & operate the qulaity franchise business of Aussie Disposals. Successful & profitable operation offering the independence of owning your own business with the security and support of a national company that has gone from strength to strength.

Don’t miss out on the Government Grant! Solid 3br refurbished home with polished timber flooring, spacious bedrooms & living area, huge fully paved & u/cover o/door entertaining, generous rear yard, large shed (floor & power) & bonus garden shed. Just a short stroll to schools & shops & fully connected to natural gas.

Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

3 bedroom solid brick quality unit with timber finished kitchen, separate lounge, located next to schools and walk to CBD. Owner would rent back if possible at $200 per week. Low maintenance gardens, single lock up garage. You’ll be impressed.

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

$180,000 + SAV

20 Surgey Street, Merbein

74 Eaglesham Street, Mildura


841-845 15th St, 19 Plaza Village, Mildura

15 Thirteenth Street, Mildura RA







Open Sunday 12.15 - 12.45

Open Sunday 1.00 - 1.30

Open Sunday 11.30 - 12.00


FANTASTIC FIRST HOME First home buyers take note with this one. A delightful conite style home, featuring near new kitchen, beautiful polished floor boards, 3 bedrooms + study, formal lounge, large meals area and central bathroom. Outside enjoys king size family backyard with lane access. Tenant in place at $190 per week.


Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Set close to the heart of Merbeins shopping centre comes this very well presented 3br home, featuring brand new kitchen complete with dishwasher, separate lounge room, good sized meals area & central bathroom. Outside enjoys enclosed carport with auto roller door, undercover BBQ set up, easy to maintain lawns & a very smart 20x15 (approx) shed complete with power.

Be quick on this one, delightful conite style home offering 3 bedrooms, separate lounge room, large kitchen/meals area, kids play room & central bathroom. Outside shows a single carport, shed & easy to maintain gardens to both front and back, making this house a terrific first home.

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

$159,000 - $168,000

17 Weir Crescent, Mildura


Right in the heart of town is this renovated 2 bedroom unit currently let at $130 per week. With formal lounge, kitchen/meals area, reverse cycle heating & cooling, courtyard rear yard, landscaped front yard. Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs Walk to shops & bowling $97,500 green. When investing remember, location, Phone For Inspection location, location. Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566


Fully renovated unit with huge bedroom, ensuite, open plan living & modern kitchen/meals. Low maintenance courtyard, reverse cycle heating & cooling. Great location in the centre of town. Currently let showing excellent return at $110 per week.

Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs $87,500 Phone For Inspection Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

67 Mildura 67Lime LimeAvenue, Avenue, Mildura Ph: Ph:(03) (03) 5021 5021 2200 2200

Open Monday 5.00 - 5.30


All the hard work has been done! This 3 bedroom home has loads to offer, with fresh paind inside & out, new carpet throughout, renovated kitchen, neat bathroom & there is nothing to do outside. This property would rent in the vicinity of $185 per week.

$140,000-$155,000 Contact: Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377



With smart westside location and a short stroll to Centro Plaza, this two bedroom unit will suit retirees and smart investors, featuring open plan kitchen/meals area, central bathroom, and carport accomodation making this a must see on your list.



Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

3/244 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura


Murray Avenue, Mildura $190,000-$210,000 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

SENSATIONAL STARTER OR GREAT INVESTMENT Located close to shops, schools & positioned between Centro & the CBD, this great little unit is as solid as a rock. Featuring 1 bedroom with BIR, electric cooking, rear secure courtyard, and roomy living area. Currently tenanted at $95 per week, this property will prove to be a great investment.

$89,000 Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711 Frank Tierney 0418 502 040

Neat & tidy, 3 bedroom conite home close to township and mighty Murray River. Comprising well appointed kitchen & roomy living areas together with outdoor living space and established gardens, this is a must see home.


Francesca Drive, Irymple $249,950 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Well presented & located townhouse. Boasting quality throughout which comprises timber kitchen, formal lounge, open meals living area, double garage and low maintenance yard, together with privacy and security this will surely suit the fussiest of buyers.

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24/4/09 - Mildura Weekly

Affordability issues to remain a concern The interest rates cuts that have been

The outcome of this is greater pressure

delivered by the RBAs since September

on the supply of social housing.

2008, and handed on in part by financial

Increasing rents and improving returns

institutions have improved housing

may draw investors into the market,

affordability over the last 6 months.

which would help redress the imbalance.

However a recent report by the National

However current trends suggest that this

Housing Supply Council has highlighted

is not happening.

that this only likely to be a temporary

The Council’s report noted concerns


about lower income households in terms

Research undertaken by the council

of access, affordability and choice of

shows that there is a significant

housing. Many lower income households

imbalance between housing supply

that cannot access either home

and demand. The two very notable

ownership or social housing are likely to

consequences of this are falling housing

become long-term tenants rather than

availability and affordability. The first is

owner occupiers.

the demand-side squeezing of moderate

In order to address ongoing affordability

income households – that may previously

issues and provide an opportunity for all

been able to purchase their own home

Victorians to become home owners, a

– into private rental, and the progressive

coordinated approach by Federal, State

squeezing of low income households into

and Local Governments is required.

situations where the level of rent they are

Enzo Raimondo

paying places them under considerable


financial stress or worse still removes all options within the private rental market.


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Noon World Watch 1.00 Tosca: Centres on a love triangle between an artist, a vocalist and the chief of the secret police. 3.10 Five Days In September: Rebirth Of An Orchestra 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Not Forgotten 6.30 World News 7.30 Mythbusters 8.30 The Iron Chef 9.20 Rockwiz 10.10 Movie: ...And They Lived Happily Ever After: Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Alain Chabat

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Saturday 25th

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Wednesday 29th

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Thursday 30th

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Noon Midday Report 12.30 Pilot Guides 1.30 Collectors 2.00 Parkinson 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.10 Grand Designs: A couple plans to build an Addams Family-style house. 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Catalyst 8.30 Rock + Roll Nerd: The Tim Minchin Story 9.30 Q&A 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.30 Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...

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Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours: Donna realises she is falling for Zeke. 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.00 Bondi Vet 8.30 Law & Order: SVU 9.30 Life On Mars 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 2.20 My Beautiful Smile 2.30 Dateline 3.30 Kings Of Clubs 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 6.00 Global Village: Presented by Silvio Rivier 6.30 World News 7.35 Inspector Rex 8.30 Mad Men: Pete is conflicted about his past with Peggy. 9.30 World News 10.00 UEFA Champions League Hour: Highlights 11.00 Oz


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123 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br .................$270pw 121 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br .................$180pw 62 Murray St, Wentworth ..........................3br ................. $175pw 142 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br ................. $165pw 97A Adams St, Wentworth .........................3br ................. $160pw 58 Murray St, Wentworth ..........................3br ................. $160pw 47 Avoca St, Dareton ................................3br ................. $150pw 7 William St, Wentworth............................2br ................. $140pw


Entarea, area,close closeto to river, river, pool pool && shed shed Ent Executivehome, home, ducted ducted r/cycle r/cycle Executive Brandnew new33bed, bed, 22 bath bath exec exec home home Brand Famhome, home,lge lgeyard, yard, gardener gardener neg neg Fam Vineyardsetting, setting, carport carport Vineyard 4brhome homewith withlarge large yard yard 4br Study,spa spabath, bath, 36x25 36x25 shed shed Study, Bath,neat neat&&tidy tidy home home 11Bath, Central CentralIrymple Irympleunit unit Good Goodlocation. location.Enclosed Enclosed courtyard courtyard Neat Neat33bedroom bedroom home home inin Ouyen Ouyen Lovely Lovelyspot, spot,short short term term lease lease avail avail

Sally Hardy

Wendy Hobbs


4/72 Adams St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $150pw 10/221 Adams St, Wentworth....................2br ................. $135pw 4/80 Murray St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $130pw

“WANTED” Rental properties throughout the Sunraysia area to accommodate our growing list of applicants. C a l l J e n n y o n 5 0 2 7 3 411 f o r a f r e e a p p r a i s a l


KAWASAKI KX80, ex cond, new F & R tyre, new chain & F & R spockets, new F & R brake pads, recent rebuild, Ready to race and ride $2500ono Ph:0407242081

Contact: Ross Holt (03) 5024 5919 0412 633 902 Irymple


F o r a p r o f e s sio n a l a p p r o ach t o P r o p e r t y M a n ag eme n t c a ll J e nny M a r t in t o d ay. 0 3 5 0 2 7 3 411 o r 0 4 2 8 16 8 7 12 “Servicing Sunraysia”


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107 Eighth Street

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Marcus Johns

a at Mildur was born on l ta pi os Base H t 2009. January 1s s. 2390 gram r and te Pe of Son s and Jenny John Chris, brother to and Sarah.


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HOLDEN Rodeo TF Crewcab 02, 3L intercooled turbo, burgundy, roobar, siderails/steps, rearstep /towbar, tinted windows, new tyres, 122000k, many extras, AKG34M $17,000 Ph:0429000717 or 0350276286

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FORD LNT 9000, bogie drive, sleeper, bull bar, cummins engine, 9 speed, AL8LXY77245X 1980 $25,000 ono Ph:0449677968

sale at $2600 per meg Ph:0424806878


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FORD FAIRMONT 2003 MODEL $12800ono, tow bar, mud spats, bonnet and light protectors, CD stacker, wood grain dashboard TTE-781 Ph:0407829779

3.85 Quintrex boat, 15HP Yamaha, gal trailer, all safety gear, brand new, won in raffle, worth $6500, sell $5000 Ph:50256530

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gBaibryl Elise


was born at M

ildura Base Hospital on January 1st 20 09. 2390 grams. Daughter of Jo hn and Suzy John s and Sister to Paul an d Andrea.

Come in and select one of our many templates to announce your baby’s arrival. Phone: 5021 1777 73 Orange Ave, Mildura

29 Drings Way, Gol Gol

house, prime location, Ph:0438076038 1100+sqm Ph:0416168598



Executive home, ducted r/cycle


4/72 Adams St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $150pw Available Now 792 Sandilong Ave, Irymple 3 Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath exec home $300.00 24/4/09 - Mildura Weekly 10/221 Adams St, Wentworth....................2br ................. $135pw Gas heating, ducted Blk 90 Fifth Street, Merbein 4 Fam home, lge yard, gardener neg $185.00 A/C, garage, fenced 14 Karadoc Ave, Nichols Point 4 Vineyard setting, carport $180.00 4/80 Murray St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $130pw 13 Cedar Street, Red Cliffs 4 4br home with large yard $170.00 yard,5 mins to Centro “WANTED” SELF STORAGE Own 73 Lock 65 Farrell Street, Ouyen FAX: 3 5021 Study, 36x25 shed $165.00 Orange Ave,$185pw Mildura plusPHONE: 5021 1777 1733spa bath, EMAIL: by car Rental properties throughout the Sunraysia area to & Key Individual Units bond. References re15 Martin Street, Ouyen 3 1 Bath, neat & tidy home $165.00 accommodate our growing list of applicants. 1/2121 Fifteenth St, Irymple 2 Central Irymple unit $125.00 FREE local move-in van quired. C a l l J e n n y o n 5 0 2 7 3 411 f o r a f r e e a p p r a i s a l 2/2088 Fifteenth St, Irymple 2 Good location. Enclosed courtyard $125.00 Ph: 0418 147 841 Ph: 50220841 F o r a p r o f e s sio n a l a p p r o ach 20 Fuller Street, Ouyen 3 Neat 3 bedroom home in Ouyen $125.00 BOATS WATER LEASE LEASE 2&3/24-26 Mitchell St, Ouyen 1 FOR Lovely spot, short term lease avail $90.00ea t o P r o p e r t y MFOR a n ag eme n t c a ll HOLIDAY TRANSFER RECENTLY LET PROPERTIES J e nny M a r t in t o d ay. LET 5 Sharland Street 3 Polished floors, shed with power ACCOM. 0 3 5 0 2 7 3 411 o r 0 4 2 8 16 8 7 12 LET 197 Twelfth Street 3 Renovated, polished flrs, nat gas 9 megs for permanent “Servicing Sunraysia” LET sale at $2600 per meg 24 Explorer Drive 3 Open plan living, r/cycle air con Accommoda3.85 Quintrex boat, ADELAIDE LET Ph:0424806878 43 Avocado Street 4 Character home in quiet street 15HP Yamaha, gal trail- tion at Semaphore from TO LET er, all safety gear, $85n Ph:0412106646 $ WATER WATER PERMAbrand Camero new, won in www.seacroftapartment 2004 Pintara 63 Lemon Av, Mildura 2 3br $310pw raffle, worth Ski Boat, 232 $6500, Hours, NENT & TEMPORARY 21 Olympic Way, Mildura 2 3br $250pw AVAILABLE sell $5000 350 Chev, soft clutch, WATER ring KrisPh:50256530 210A Adams St, Wentworth 1 2br $210pw bimini, full boat cover, NOW!! Please Shop 65 Centro Plaza $ at Advance 10 FORWater 107 Eighth Street tandom easy tow trailer ten JUST 2/130 Riverside Ave, Mildura 1 2br $210pw Trade on 550332223 All LINES PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE AN INSPECTION MW24042009 $26,000 10 Kalimna Dr, Mildura 1 3br $200pw welcome Ph 5021 1777 Ph:Steve 0447276203 enquiries



???.eps W 7.0 D 2.00 MERCEDES Benz 420 Sel, 86 model, V8 auto, air con, power steering, window, mirrors, VGC, will supply RWC $5500 ono Ph:50248217 MITSUBISHI Mirage, '97, blue, auto, CD player, tint, 142000ks UCA-376$6500 Ph:0437121558 TOYOTA Rav 4, 9/07, 4WD, auto, wagon, 2.4L, AC, AB, PW, ABS, CL, CD/MP3, silver, immobi, WAB670, reg 23.10.09 7100Ks, $27500ono Ph:0421548359 TOYOTA Yaris YR '06. Black, auto, CC, AC, 3 door hatch, 5mth rego, new car warranty EC 44460ks. UJB810 $135000 ono Ph:0438076038


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1 bedroom flat, newly renovated, quiet block, furnished or unfurnished from $125 Ph:0429239425

SHARE accomodation, 2 BDR unit, close to CBD $100 pw + expenses, ref req. Ph:0401803864



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Burnside 519 Felix Court Way 120 Dyar Avenue 4 Pevensey Grove 19 Burnside Way 260 Sixth Street 428 Pevensey Grove Riverside Avenue 260 Street 533Sixth Walnut Avenue 28 Riverside Avenue 21 Euneva Drive 533 Walnut Avenue 15/145 Riverside Avenue 21 Euneva Drive 1/309 Tenth Street 15/145 Riverside 4 Herston Drive Avenue 1/309 Tenth Street 1 Waltham Avenue 4 Herston Drive 438 Eleventh Street 1 Waltham Avenue 29 Walnut Avenue 438 Eleventh Street 21Walnut Olive Avenue 29 Avenue 6 Linton Court 21 Olive Avenue Avocado 632 Linton CourtStreet 1/25 EulingaStreet Drive 32 Avocado 3/320 EighthDrive Street 1/25 Eulinga 4/367Eighth DeakinStreet Avenue 3/320 4/276Deakin Tenth Street 4/367 Avenue 2/145Tenth Magnolia Avenue 4/276 Street 2/145 Avenue 3/399Magnolia San Mateo Avenue 3/399 Mateo Avenue 3/236San Woodham 3/236 Woodham Avenue 2/17 Steven Street 2/17 Steven Street 98 Hornsey Park 98 Hornsey Park 4/238 Deakin 4/238 Deakin 3 & 5/5-7 Cameron Avenue 33/86-88 & 5/5-7Seventh CameronStreet Avenue 3/86-88 Seventh Street 8/227 Wade Avenue 8/227 Wade Avenue


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LEASED Lot 14 Memorial Rd, Curlwaa







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3/124 Thirteenth St, Mildura




5/41 Guava St, Red Cliffs





RENT $350.00 P/WEEK

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Lot 96 Delta Road, Curlwaa

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Sally Hardy

Wendy Hobbs

Kathryn Martin

97 – 99 Lime Ave Mildura Ph 5025 8700 47 Darling St Wentworth Ph 5027 3080



123 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br .................$270pw 121 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br .................$180pw 62 Murray St, Wentworth ..........................3br ................. $175pw 142 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br ................. $165pw 97A Adams St, Wentworth .........................3br ................. $160pw 58 Murray St, Wentworth ..........................3br ................. $160pw 47 Avoca St, Dareton ................................3br ................. $150pw 7 William St, Wentworth............................2br ................. $140pw





sale at $2600 per meg Ph:0424806878 ADELAIDE 9 megs forAccommodapermanent tion sale at at Semaphore $2600 per from meg WATERPh:0412106646 WATER PERMAPh:0424806878 $85n NENT & TEMPORARY www.seacroftapartment WATER AVAILABLE WATER PERMANOW!! WATER Please ring KrisNENT & TEMPORARY ten at Advance Water WATER AVAILABLE $ TradeJUST on 50332223 All 10 FOR NOW!! Please ring Krisenquiries 5welcome LINES ten at Advance Water Phon5021 1777 All Trade 50332223 TRANSFER enquiries welcome

3.85 Quintrex boat, 15HP Yamaha, gal trailer, all safety gear, 3.85 brand Quintrex new, wonboat, in 15HP Yamaha, trailraffle, worth gal $6500, 2004 Camero Pintara er, all safety gear, sell $5000 Ski Boat, 232won Hours, brand new, in Ph:50256530 350 soft $6500, clutch, raffle,Chev, worth bimini, full boat cover, sell $5000 tandom easy tow trailer Ph:50256530 $26,000 Ph:Steve 0447276203

tow bar, mud spats, FORD FAIRMONT 2003 16ft Prattline bonnet and lightcaravan, protecMODEL $12800ono, hyd lift, stacker, annex wood and tors, CD tow mud brakes, spats, awning, elec grain bar, dashboard bonnet and light protecvery aerodynamic, TTE-781 tors, CDPh:50256530 stacker, wood $5500 Ph:0407829779 WATER grain dashboard FORD LNT 9000, bogie TTE-781 drive, sleeper, bull bar, Ph:0407829779 WATER TRANSFER cummins engine, 9 FORD LNT 9000, bogie speed, AL8LXY77245X drive, bull bar, 1980 sleeper, $25,000 ono cummins engine, 9 Ph:0449677968 speed, AL8LXY77245X HOLDEN Rodeo TF Crew1980 $25,000 ono cab 02, 3L intercooled Ph:0449677968 turbo, burgundy, roobar, HOLDEN Rodeo TF Crewsiderails/steps, rearstep cab 02, 3Ltinted intercooled /towbar, winturbo, dows, burgundy, new roobar, tyres, siderails/steps, 122000k, manyrearstep extras, /towbar, winAKG34M tinted $17,000 dows, new tyres, Ph:0429000717 or 122000k, many extras, 0350276286 AKG34M $17,000 Contact: Ross Holt Ph:0429000717 or (03) 5024 5919 0412 633 902 0350276286 Contact: Ross Holt MW26580 Irymple ???.eps W 7.0 (03) 5024 0412water, 633water 902 water, water,5919 water, water, D 2.00 Irymple ???.eps MW26580 W 7.0 water, water, water, water, water, water D 2.00 MERCEDES Benz 420 Sel, 86 model, V8 auto, air con, power steering, MERCEDES Benz VGC, 420 window, mirrors, Sel, 86 model, auto, will supply RWCV8$5500 air power steering, onocon, Ph:50248217 window, mirrors, VGC, select one of our many templates Come in $5500 and MITSUBISHI will supply RWCMirage, Contact Kerry Homfray or Kurt Roberts '97, Ph:50248217 blue, auto, CD ono

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55Sharland SharlandStreet Street 197 197Twelfth TwelfthStreet Street 24 24Explorer ExplorerDrive Drive 43 Avocado Street

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FOR LEASE RECENTLY LET RECENTLY LET PROPERTIES PROPERTIES Polished Polishedflfloors, oors,shed shedwith with power power Renovated, Renovated,polished polishedflflrs, rs, nat nat gas gas Open Openplan planliving, living,r/cycle r/cycle air air con con Character home in quiet street

43 Avocado Street 4

Character home in quiet street



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32Irymple IrympleAvenue, Avenue,Nichols NicholsPt Pt 44 Entarea, area,close closeto to river, river, pool pool && shed shed $400.00 32 Ent $400.00 UNITS 29Drings DringsWay, Way,Gol GolGol Gol Executivehome, home, ducted ducted r/cycle r/cycle $330.00 4 year old 2 bedroom TWO Bedroom Home 29 44 Executive $330.00 4/72 Adams St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $150pw 792Sandilong SandilongAve, Ave,Irymple Irymple 33 Brandnew new33bed, bed, 22 bath bath exec exec home home $300.00 house, prime location, Available Now 792 Brand $300.00 1100+sqm Blk90 90Fifth FifthStreet, Street,Merbein Merbein 44 Famhome, home,lge lgeyard, yard, gardener gardener neg neg $185.00 10/221 Adams St, Wentworth....................2br ................. $135pw Gas heating, ducted Blk Fam $185.00 Ph:0416168598 14Karadoc KaradocAve, Ave,Nichols NicholsPoint Point 44 Vineyardsetting, setting, carport carport $180.00 A/C, garage, fenced 14 Vineyard $180.00 4/80 Murray St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $130pw 73 Orange Ave, Mildura PHONE: 5021 1777 FAX: 5021 1733 EMAIL: 13Cedar CedarStreet, Street,Red RedCliffs Cliffs 44 4brhome homewith withlarge large yard yard $170.00 13 4br $170.00 yard,5 mins to Centro “WANTED” SELF STORAGE Own Lock by car $185pw plus 65Farrell FarrellStreet, Street,Ouyen Ouyen Study,spa spabath, bath, 36x25 36x25 shed shed $165.00 65 33 Study, $165.00 Rental properties throughout the Sunraysia area to & Key Individual Units bond. References re15Martin MartinStreet, Street,Ouyen Ouyen Bath,neat neat&&tidy tidy home home $165.00 15 33 11Bath, $165.00 accommodate our growing list of applicants. Ave, Mildura PHONE: 1777 FAX: 1733 EMAIL: 1/2121 Fifteenth St, 22 5021 Central unit $125.00 FREE local move-in 73 vanOrange 1/21215021 Fifteenth St,Irymple Irymple CentralIrymple Irymple unit $125.00 quired. C a l l J e n n y o n 5 0 2 7 3 411 f o r a f r e e a p p r a i s a l 2/2088 Fifteenth St, Irymple 2 Good location. Enclosed courtyard $125.00 2/2088 Fifteenth St, Irymple 2 Good location. Enclosed courtyard $125.00 Ph: 0418 147 841 Ph: 50220841 F o r a p r o f e s sio n a l a p p r o ach 20 33 Neat $125.00 20Fuller FullerStreet, Street,Ouyen Ouyen Neat33bedroom bedroom home home inin Ouyen Ouyen $125.00 2&3/24-26 Lovely $90.00ea 2&3/24-26Mitchell MitchellSt, St,Ouyen Ouyen 11 Lovelyspot, spot,short short term term lease lease avail avail $90.00ea t o P r o p e r t y M a n ag eme n t c a ll

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KAWASAKI KX80, ex cond, new F & R tyre, new chain & F & R spockets, new F & R AUTO brake pads, recent rebuild, Ready to race and ride $2500ono Ph:0407242081



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5 Felix Court


19 Burnside Way 54 Felix CourtGrove Pevensey 120 260 Dyar Sixth Avenue Street 19 28 Burnside Riverside Way Avenue 4533 Pevensey Grove Walnut Avenue 260 Sixth Street 21 Euneva Drive 28 Riverside Avenue 15/145 Riverside Avenue 533 Walnut 1/309 TenthAvenue Street 21 Euneva Drive 4 Herston Drive 15/145 Riverside Avenue 1 Waltham Avenue 1/309 Tenth Street 438 Eleventh Street 429Herston Walnut Drive Avenue 121Waltham Avenue Olive Avenue 438 Eleventh 6 Linton CourtStreet

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$285.00 $360.00 $275.00 $350.00 $260.00 $285.00 $260.00 $275.00 $250.00 $260.00 $250.00 Jo y dbl cprt 2Mod Bath, RW tank, $260.00 nngarage Je t/house, dishdble wash, $240.00 , is hr C 3Mod Bed,t/house,dbl 1 bath, Brand new to air con $250.00 rhome her/cycle garage, $240.00 brot Close to school, BIRs, dbl l/up gge $250.00 h. Sara yard $230.00 Evap cooling, gas heating, and secure Mod dbl cprt $240.00 Study,t/house, ceiling dish fans,wash, 2x garden sheds $230.00 Mod t/house,dbl garage, r/cycle air con $240.00 Lge kitchen, tidy yard with BI BBQ $225.00 Evap cooling, gas heating, secure yard $230.00 Great location close to CBD $225.00 Study, ceiling 2x garden sheds $230.00 Close to CBD,fans, gas hot water/heat $200.00 Lge kitchen, tidy yard with BI Immaculately kept, 1 bath, gasBBQ heating $225.00 $200.00

IN TOWN 2 Bath, rev cyc, d/wash,hgas cook $45 Jo ns rn 3 Executive townhouse, was bo 2 bathrooms Image and 43 2Appealing Bath, rev2cyc, d/wash, gas tal on picook bath home. In ground pool e Hos Bas 43 Executive dw 2 Bath, dblhome, c/p & r/cycle, dbl LU 1st 2009. ygarage ar nu Ja 33TextExecutive 2 bathrooms 2 Bath, RWtownhouse, tank, dble 90 garage ams. 23 Ingr 33 Appealing 2 bath home. ground pool 3 Bed, 1 bath, Brand new home ter and Pe of 3310x12Close Bath,todbl c/p & BIRs, dblnLUdbl garage So school, l/up gge hns and


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63 Lemon Av, Mildura

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63 Lemon Av,St, Mildura 210A Adams Wentworth


3br 2br

21 Olympic Way,Ave, Mildura 2/130 Riverside Mildura


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210A AdamsDr, St,Mildura Wentworth 10 Kalimna


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2/130 Ave,Curlwaa Mildura Lot 96 Riverside Delta Road,


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10 Kalimna Dr, Mildura 5/299 Cureton Ave, Mildura


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Lot 96 DeltaSt,Road, Curlwaa 39 Murray Wentworth


4br 3br

5/299 Ave, Mildura 36-38 Cureton Darling St, Wentworth


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$190pw $180pw

39 175Murray DarlingSt,St,Wentworth Wentworth


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$180pw $170pw

36-38 DarlingSt, St,Mildura Wentworth 1/56 Seventh


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175 DarlingSt,St,Wentworth Wentworth 55 Cadell


2br 3br


1/56 Seventh Mildura 53 Mitchell St,St, Dareton


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55 Cadell St,Crt, Wentworth 7 Donmaria Mildura


3br 2br

TO LETWay, Mildura 21 Olympic




HOLDEN Rodeo TF Crewcab 02, 3L intercooled turbo, burgundy, roobar, siderails/steps, rearstep /towbar, tinted windows, new tyres, 122000k, many extras, AKG34M $17,000 Ph:0429000717 or 0350276286

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FORD LNT 9000, bogie drive, sleeper, bull bar, cummins engine, 9 speed, AL8LXY77245X 1980 $25,000 ono Ph:0449677968

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MODEL $12800ono, 16ft tow Prattline bar, mudcaravan, spats, hyd lift, and bonnet and annex light protecawning, elec brakes, tors, CD stacker, wood very aerodynamic, grain dashboard $5500 Ph:50256530 TTE-781 Ph:0407829779

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KAWASAKI KX80, ex cond, new F & R tyre, AUTO new chain & F & R spockets, new F & R brake pads, recent rebuild, Ready to race and ride $2500ono Ph:0407242081

$ $250pw

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$31.65 11 3br 73/915 Donmaria Crt, Mildura 1 Fifteenth St, Mildura 2br LEASED Text Eli1 se 3br Lot 14 Thirteenth Memorial Rd, 3/124 St, Curlwaa Mildura 2br 10x1 Ken1nedy 2br 3/915 Fifteenth St, Mildura 5/41 Guava St, Red Cliffs LEASED 53 St, Dareton Lot Mitchell 14 Memorial Rd, Curlwaa

3/124 Thirteenth St, Mildurawas born1at Mild 2br

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ura Base Ho1spital $110pw on 2br January 1st 20 09. 2390 grams. Daughter of Jo hn Sally Wendy Hobbs an d SuHardy zy Johns and Kathryn Martin to Paul Ph 97 – 99 LimeSis AveterMildura 5025 8700 and Kathryn Hardy 47 Darling StSally Wentworth 3080 Martin An Wendy Hobbs drea. Ph 5027

5/41 Guava St, Red Cliffs

97 – 99 Lime Ave Mildura Ph 5025 8700 47 Darling St Wentworth Ph 5027 3080 FOR LEASE

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The faces of the Federation Cup

• FED CUP FEVER: Australia’s Fed Cup team Nicole Bradtke (coach), Jessica Moore, Team Captain David Taylor, Samantha Stosur, Jelena Dokic, and Rennae Stubbs. LEFT: Team Captain David Taylor at press conference earlier this week and FAR RIGHT, doubles specialist Rennae Stubbs in action, with Sam Stosur in background. RIGHT: Australian No. 1 Sam Stosur warms up before hitting the court for last-minute training.

A net result NOTHING ventured, nothing gained. The riding group from Mildura’s Christie Centre for the intelectually handicapped was riding past Mildura Lawn Tennis Courts when they saw the Fed Cup stars in action. It was almost lunch time, and all the stars from Australia were ready to take a break. One of the Christie Centre carers decided to ‘bite the bullet’ and ask Aussie management team member Nicole Bradtke if one of the players would mind posing for a photograph with the group. They were delighted when Nicole quickly called on Samantha Stosur, Jelena Dokic and Renae Stubbs to say hello. Our picture shows, left to right, Sam Stosur, Bernadette Chaplin, Jelena Dokic, Ian Augustine, Ken Gunn, Joe Cirotolla, Dave Duffield, Domenic Pediglieri, John Potter, Renae Stubbs, Jim Rammos and Jessica Moore at the net on one of the practice courts.

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Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

Paddock ‘play’ led to world superbike track

SHAWN Giles first starting riding motorcycles at the age of four, honing his skills in the paddocks of his family home. He decided to take his love of bikes to a new level at the age of 19, and started his racing career in1990 as a privateer racing on a 250cc machine. Although plagued by falls and mechanical problems, Giles persevered, and he came under the notice of master tuner Tony Hatton, who arranged for him to race in Japan. After several years of racing in Australia, including a King of the Mountain win at Bathurst, Giles raced in Europe with some success. He returned to Australia in 1997, and with a new team won the Australian Supersport Championships, finished third in the Superbike title, and came second in Formula Extreme after wining 12 of the 15 races. Giles joined the Suzuki team in 1999, and after being reunited with Hatton, his career blossomed. He

won three consecutive Australian Superbike Championships, on a GSXR750 in 2000, and a GSX-R1000 in 2001 and 2002. His fine form in the Australian Superbike Championships continued in 2003 with a close second to fellow Suzuki rider Craig Coxehall, and in 2004 he secured third place. In 2005, Giles was involved in the closest-ever finish in the history of Australian Superbike Championships, being tied on points for the series lead, but relegated to second on a count back due to an inferior 3 to 4 win ratio. He competed in New Zealand in 2006, finishing second in another nail biting finish. He was unfortunate to suffer a serious injury that year, and after rehabilitation returned in

2007, finishing fifth, but was again struck down by injury in 2008. This year, Giles has again undergone extensive rehabilitation to his left leg, and is now back chasing his fourth Australian Superbike title with Team Joe Rocket Suzuki. Giles said he is looking forward to his visit to Mildura next weekend to assist with the RoadSafe Mildura motorcycle rider skill training. He will be also making a personal appearance at the Suzuki Magic store at Madden Avenue and 8th Street on the Saturday from 10am. Local riders participating in the rider training day on the Sunday 3 will be able to have a ride and chat with Shawn, and get his thoughts on motorbike racing, and also recreational safety.

• MAN OF SPEED: Shawn Giles, INSET, and at speed on his Suzuki, RIGHT.

Please leave the speed to the experts… AS Michael Doohan says, the circumstances that allow him to ride fast on a track don’t exist on public roads. Many decisions you need to make on speed every time you ride a motorcycle depend on road conditions, traffic conditions, your skill level and amount of experience. The safest speed for a motorcycle in traffic is generally the speed of which all the other vehicles are travelling. Riding slower or faster than this increases risks, so ride at

a speed that is both legal and suits the conditions. Keeping a safe distance from other road users, parked cars and fixed objects on the side of the road will give you more time to react if something

riders in the 40 to 49 age bracket have been those most involved in motorcycle crashes. With this in mind, RoadSafe is conducting a Motorcycle Training weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, at Austlink Skills Centre beside the Mildura Airport. The Saturday session will start at 6pm, and will involve a Road Craft Safety Seminar presented by Stay Upright instructors, with short sessions from Victoria Police and Rural Ambulance Victoria.

The Sunday session will start at 9am, and will involve Rider Skills training day for all licensed riders with bike control, exercises and technique instruction from qualified Stay Upright instructors, along with three times Australian Superbike Champion Shawn Giles. A barbecue lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in participating should contact Mal Seymour 0428 238 581 or Sy Nunan 5021 1111 for further details. Motorcycle safety experts say good protec-

tive gear is designed to help protect your body in a crash. While protective gear can’t prevent all injuries, it can reduce the severity of damage, and prevent some nasty injuries. It also keeps you comfortable and makes riding a more enjoyable experience. More information on motorcycling safety can be obtained through Vicroads website www.vicroads.vic. and there are many pamphlets designed to inform and assist you in becoming a better rider.

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The Allstar Sprint car final at The Edge Hotel Motel Timmis Speedway

Saturday 25th April • 24 Sprintcars the best 360’s in the land. Be 1 of 3 lucky raffle winners for a ride in a 2 seater sprintcar. Tickets on sale at track, car displays around town Saturday and at the Edge Hotel Friday Night. Supported by Production Sedans, Modifieds, & Street stocks.

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AN ‘Introduction to Coaching’ and a two day Level One coaching course will be held next weekend, with all budding and current basketball coaches invited to take part. The ‘Introduction to Coaching Course’ will be held on Friday, May 1 at Nichols Point Primary School, located on 5th Street in Nichols Point from 6pm to 9pm. The three hour course is designed to introduce first time

coaches to the sport, focusing on the basic fundamentals and increasing players motor skills in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Coaching juniors and beginners will also be covered through four main areas including; terminology, court awareness and basic rules, teaching fundamental skills, practice sessions, and asking that all important question; what happens during a game? The clinic will cost $10 for

a limited place, or $20 for the entire session. The Level One Coaching Course will be conducted over two days, kicking off on Saturday, May 2 from 9am to 5pm, continuing on Sunday, May 3 from 9am to 5pm, at the Mildura Basketball Stadium on 8th Street. Accredited with the National Coaches Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), the course is a combination of practical and theoretical units covering general coaching principles, teaching skills, effective training sessions, individual offence and defence, team offence and defence, and game coaching and

evaluations. Participants in the Level One coaching course need to have met the following prerequisites before taking part; have one season’s practical coaching experience and completed an Orientation Level/Beginning coaching course. The Level One course will cost $23 for a limited place, or $123 for the full two day session. For more information or to book a place contact Mallee Sports Assembly on 5021 3464 or 0428 213 509. Registrations and payments need to be received by next Wednesday, April 29.

Success in SA martial arts REACH THE

FOUR members of the Ataru Tae Kwon Do martial arts academy at Mildura brought home a total of 11 medals from the SA International championships in Adelaide last weekend. Under the instruction of San Williams, who also competed, they competed in four events, doing exceptionally well out of the 170 participants in the competition. Jarrod Theunissen, 10 and a green belt, blue tip, got a third in the Patterns, 1st in Sparring and a 1st in the flying side kick. Dylan Hector, 9, a blue belt, won 2nd in the jumping front kick, and 2nd in

• AMONGST THE MEDALS: All smiles are, left to right, Jarrod Theunissen, Dylan Hector, Demi Samaras and San Williams.


Classifieds the flying side kick. Demi Samaras, 11, a red belt, got a first in the jumping front kick, 2nd in sparring and a 3rd in the flying side kick. Williams, 20 and a 3rd degree black belt, got a first in power breaking, 2nd in sparring and a 2nd in the

jumping front kick. He later paid tribute to head local coach Gordon Bettess, a 5ft degree black belt, and said the group was looking forward to the nationals, Australasian championships and the world championship selections later in the year.

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Sprintcar Allstars are all about speed... SUNRAYSIA will this weekend host the final and deciding round of this year’s Fire Service Plus Australian Sprintcar Allstars. The 10-round series has seen a ding-dong battle waged between top drivers Paul Solomon and Darren Hickman, with just 26 points separating the pair leading into the penultimate round last weekend. Series spokeswoman, Mandy Searle said there could be as many as 25 sprintcars racing at tomorrow night’s season finale, including one driver from Western Australia. Ms Searle said every Australian State will be represented this weekend, with drivers ranging in age from their late teens right up to their 50s. The Fire Service Plus Australian Sprintcar Allstars is a new series, which kicked off last year with a six-round format (though one round was cancelled due to a wash-out). Interest in the series during the first season saw it expand to 10 rounds this year, with some of the closest open-wheel racing in

Australian speedway. There has also been growth in the number of participants. Last year there were usually about 18 competitors. This year the average number has been about 22, but has reached 25 at some rounds. Ms Searle said part of the attraction of the Allstars series was its status as an up-and-coming class of racing, based around engines no larger than 360 cubic inches. She said the cars were more affordable than the open class 410 machines and the racing was usually much closer, which made for a better experience for both spectators and drivers, illustrated by the close battle between the series leaders coming into Mildura. “Plus the 360s have never really had their own series,” Ms Searle said. This weekend’s series finale will kick off tonight with a welcome dinner from 6.30pm at the Edge Hotel Motel, which is open to both spectators and competitors. The first of the on-track action is expected to get underway from

7pm tomorrow, including a large collection of support classes. Drivers will be presented with their trophies and awards on Sunday night to round out the weekend.

• SIDE-BY-SIDE: Colin Brooks in car S75 saddles up along side Colin Barker in the Sprintcar Allstars.





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Mildura Weekly - 24/4/09

A day on the green

Test of staying power at ‘Wenty’ bowls day AN opportunity for a major Wentworth bowls tournament clean sweep that went begging turned from possible failure into a success story and financial windfall for young district lawn bowls supreme Michael Legin last weekend. Legin’s four was among 22 groups from three states to converge on Wentworth Bowling Club for two days play in the traditional - and lucrative - Allan Scott Memorial Bowls championship. It was the fifth year that Wenty has hosted the carni-

val, which this year attracted teams from as far away as Owen in South Australia, Broken Hill and Ouyen, joining teams from across Sunraysia for one of the richest prizes - $1600 - on the local bowls circuit. Play was held on two greens, one of them synthetic, over the two days. The synthetic green was established this year, and is one of only three such artificial greens in the region. Although playing ‘slow,’ as did the grass green, it was literally a level playing field

for all competitors, and club officials say it will only get better the more it is used. Day One provided some interesting results, with just three teams – skippered by Legin, B Graham of Broken Hill, and P.Newton of Wentworth, winning all three games for the day. After the traditional bacon and egg and champagne and orange juice breakfast on the Sunday morning, put on by the Wentworth Bowling Club, teams again took to the greens, and at the end of game four the only team

without a loss in the carnival was Legin’s side. The Workers combination was in the box seat, having to win just the final game for a clean sweep, and the cash. But Legin ran into the experienced and talented Rob Jay-led side from Ouyen. Jay, chasing a fourth win, provided a hurdle that Legin couldn’t jump, and at the end of the normal rounds, Jay and Legin were two of the quartet of four game winners. Organisers settled on a five-end play-off. Legin’s four drew Jay, this time mak-

ing amends for the previous game with a last bowl win to the Workers side. In the other semi-final, P.Newton’s team was overcome by the South Australian side led by ‘pocket rocket’ Buzz Diehl, setting the scene for a great grand final game. But in the final analysis, it was almost a ‘no contest,’ with Legin’s rink keeping the opposition scoreless over the five ends, giving the four their names on the trophy, and $400 each in their pocket. Winning four was Mi-

chael Legin, Neville Mitchell, John Bloomfield and Sam Pupill, and the runnersup were Phil Newton, Ivan Behsmann, Ken King and Arthur Pedvin. Behsman, MC for the day and one of the organisers who put the event together, said the bowling club was grateful for the continued sponsorship of the Scott transport group, and also thanked Scott McDonald from the local Scott’s depot who gave up his Sunday to make the official presentation to players.

• ‘V’ FOR VERY REWARDING: Winners Neville Mitchell, Michael Legin (skip), John Bloomfield and Sam Pupillo celebrate their victory. Chief organiser Ivan Behsmann (above left) was happy with the day, skippers Phil Newton (left) and Michael Legin in relaxed mode, and right – John Bloomfield is happy to add more shots to the card.

Superbowls title to Workers side MILDURA Working Man’s Club lawn bowlers were in full celebration mode late Wednesday night after winning the 2009 Euston Club Superbowls championship, with a comfortable win over a gallant Merbein side. Both teams won the right to contest one of the richest tournaments on the district’s lawn bowling calendar with semi-final wins on Tuesday night, with Workers beating Wentworth, and Merbein ending the Swallows’ title bid. Merbein was outstanding in

its semi-final match against the Swallows, who were considered favourites for the Superbowls title. Merbein’s 2009 recruit from the Mildura Bowling Club, Mark Eckel, skipped the pairs, with he and partner Max Long running over the top of Swallows Col Sherriff and Brendan O’Brien 18/12. Coming back from nine shots down, Merbein’s Graeme Newey skipped the triples of Bryce Midgley and Peter Hahn to a Lazarus-type comeback, defeating Col Hackett 21/17.

Graeme Kelly skipped his Merbein four of Adam Cox, Jason Binding and Shaun Fullerton to a drawn game against Terry Wright’s four. In the other semi, Workers were inspired by their triples team of Graeme O’Neill, Fred Bacon and Arch Brown, accounting for Phil Newton 23/8. Wentworth’s Rod Taylor (skip) and Joe Swan continued their good series performance with a win over Peter Mitchell 13/8. The decider came from Andrew ‘Ace’ Taylor, skipping the

fours with Gary Wescombe, Ernie King and Don Baird running all over Ivan Behsmann over the last few ends to win 17/9. In Wednesday night’s final, Workers got off to a flyer in the pairs, with Peter Mitchell (skip) and Shane Allen picking up 11 shots over Mark Eckel and Max Long in the first two ends. It was catch-up bowls for Eckel from then on, eventually going down 17/9. The Workers combination of Taylor, Gary Wescombe, Ernie King and Don Baird wore down their opposition with consis-

tent draw bowls to account for Graeme Kelly 18/8. Merbein’s Triples of Graeme Newey (skip) Bryce Midgley and Peter Hahn played well to maintain an early lead, eventually winning over Graeme O’Neill, Fred Bacon and Arch Brown 15/12. Euston Club Resort representative Neville Mitchell presented the $1170 final prize money, congratulating Mildura Bowls Club for hosting the series, and had high praise for both Workers and Merbein sides for their excellent finals campaign.

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Toby Lee Kirby kicked five last week for Merbein, and the Tigers will need to play in front of him to stop his marking power. Jia Sloane put in a best on ground performance last week and was well supported by Matt McGinty, Bradley Davis and Luke Scambler ... the Tigers are going to need a big performance if they are to toss the Magpies. Sam Stanbrook, Gary Barton and Michael Russo got plenty of the ball last week and Red Cliffs will need to use it more effectively if they are to get close to Merbein. On Sunday, South Mildura will take on the Eagles at No1.

South had a solid win over the Tigers last week, and Robinvale took a hammering at the expense of Mildura. The Eagles are a better side than last week’s score line indicates, and they can be expected to bounce back and give South a run for their money. Last year South were one of the big improvers in the competition and with a new coach in Anthony Kelly, they are looking to take the next step and play in the finals. The coach of Robinvale, Mark Farnsworth, will be out to improve the Eagles performance from last week but the young Eagles will not be strong enough to cause an upset.

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Ace day for Meg • From back page “It was fantastic having her (Stosur) here,” the excited grade five student said. “She’s my favourite tennis player in the world. I play tennis as well, and I want to play just like Sam.” Meg’s dad Peter Arney has been training with Switzerland’s Fed Cup team ahead of their clash with the Aussies, giving his daughter the perfect opportunity to get a message to her idol. Meg decided to write a letter with a simple request: “Dear Sam,” it read. “Welcome to sunny Mildura... My name is Meg Arney and I am in grade five at Koorlong Primary School. “We are a very small country school with only 42 children. Last year we won a competition on the Today Show for Australia’s Healthiest School. “I was wondering if you could come visit us... and talk about your healthy lifestyle, it would be great! I play tennis too, and I think you rock! I would love to have you visit.” Peter said Meg asked him to give the letter to Sam next time he “saw her.” “Meg’s grandfather has been driving the players around town since they ar-

rived,” he said. “So I asked him to give it to Sam if the right opportunity presented itself. “Later that day I was having a hit with the Swiss girls when Brooke Boger (Tennis Australia’s Pubic Relations Officer) came over and told me Sam had read the letter, and was going to visit. “When I told Meg she was just ecstatic.” Stosur, who has busily preparing for the Fed Cup with fellow team mates Jelena Dokic, Jessica Moore and Rennae Stubbs, said the letter had been the highlight of her day. “I thought it was really cool, and really well written,” she said. “I was more than happy to come and meet Meg, and talk to her classmates. “My main concern was that with the team’s scheduling and preparations for the tournament I might not have the opportunity, but luckily it all worked out, and I’ve had a great time. Stosur said being a role model for kids like Meg had taken time to get used to. “It feels weird being considered a role model,” she said. “It’s not something you tend to think too much about.

“But it’s also cool to know that what I do for a living can have a positive impact on their lives. If talking to these students helps them then I’m excited to take part in visits like this.” The Fed Cup kicks off at 1pm tomorrow at the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club, with gates set to open an hour and a half before play. The tie will resume at 10am on Sunday, with gates open an hour before. Tickets are still available, with adult prices starting at $39.90, with $5 from every ticket sold to be donated to the Tennis Bushfire Relief Appeal, with $5000 going to the Mildura RSL in honour of ANZAC Day. Tickets are available through Ticketek on au, or call 132 849. • BACK TO SCHOOL: Samantha Stosur is surrounded by a ‘sea’ of students during her visit to Koorlong Primary School yesterday.

• More Federation Cup coverage on Page 55 today.

Night-time is the right time for juniors THE Sunraysia Junior Football League will tonight showcase champions of the future when three of the four Under 16 games will be played at Red Cliffs under lights. This is the opportunity for the football public of Sunraysia to see some of our top Under 16 players in action, and to support those juniors who will one day be senior players. Admission is free and the first game kicks off at 6pm. Wentworth and Irymple will be the Mob first game of the night. Both teams had a loss in their first Brazil & Peru games, with the Roos going down to Imperials by 100 points, and Paris & Istanbul the Swallows by 64 points to Mer(Constantinople) bein. BothWaterloo sides will be keen to open their winning account, and the



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game promises to be a close one. The Swallows, who were runners up last year, have lost a stack of players to the senior ranks and also have a new coach in Owen Lehmann, while Mick Dean will be out to fire the Roos up for a win. Both sides have a host of young and experienced players – Matt Hughes, Declan Ganz and Nathan

Hura played great football last week in a losing side for Irymple while Roos’ Angus Crowley, Josh Dean and Eddie Buffon put in top games. The side that gets first use of the ball at the centre bounces will be well on their way to kicking a winning score. Angus Crowley has the height and ability to control the ruck division however, the small skilled players of the Swallows will do the damage and win. Mildura and Imperials will clash in what should be the game of the night. Last week both sides had landslide wins – the Demons by 22 goals against the Eagles, and Imps by 16 goals against the Roos. Both sides have new coaches from last year with Craig Deckert (McLeod Medal winner) looking

after the Dees, and Tony Hickey, the SFL Inter League coach, steering Imperials. Imps had a host of goal kickers last week, but the standout forward was Gene Palazzo who kicked five in a great display and the Demons are going to need someone to take on Palazzo in a tagging role. Mildura also had its fair share of goal kickers with eight players sharing it around. Hayden Gunn had his kicking boot on with eight and Riley Chirgwin with five were the main contributors for the Demons. Imperials were the premiers in 2008 and have had a lot of their experienced players playing up in the higher ranks. Mildura also has lost players to the Under 18s and SFL senior ranks, but they still have a few players from last year

who will give the Demons enough experience to overcome the ‘Green Machine’ but they will make the Demons earn their win. In the final game of the night, Merbein will take on the Tigers in what should be an entertaining game. Last week the Tigers were well beaten by South, and will need to improve a lot if they are to get on top of the Maggies. Both teams have new coaches from last year – Jayben McManus for the Tigers, and Paul Makepiece for Merbein (and the rumours are going around to look out for the Maggies this year!) Merbein easily accounted for Irymple last week and look set again to give the Tigers a mauling tonight. The Maggies have a good mobile side with plenty of height all over the ground.

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An ace day for our Meg Friday, April 24, 2009

• PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM: Only a few days after writing a letter of invitation to tennis star Samantha Stosur, Meg Arney, 10, helped welcome the sporting great as she visited Koorlong Primary School, happy to answer questions from the kids. Meg later had a quiet moment in the school playground to thank the Aussie great for giving up her time during the Fed Cup tennis championship in Mildura.

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IT’S NOT every day you watch your sporting hero walk through the door, but for Meg Arney, 10, her dream of meeting superstar tennis player Samantha Stosur came true yesterday when the tennis ace made a surprise visit to Koorlong Primary School.

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thralled as Sam answered questions (some very imaginative like “do you live in a mansion?!”), signed autographs, and was treated to a rendition of the school song. The star of the moment Meg said she was ecstatic to meet her idol. • Continued Page 59

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