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WORK has started on a multi-storey apartment block that is a $14 million investment in Mildura by Australia’s Quest Serviced Apartments group. The 66 apartments, spread over four levels, will take the company’s holdings to more than 6000 apartments in 128 centres in three countries. The towering apartment block will be built on the site of a former inner city used car yard, near licensed service clubs and motels. The Mildura Weekly’s Alan Erskine has the full story on Page 3 today.

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man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night (you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses). To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required. He took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror. There are teachers.... and then there are educators.



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HE seven dwarfs always left to go work in the mine early each morning. As always, Snow White stayed home doing her domestic chores. As lunchtime approached, she would prepare their lunch and carry it to the mine. One day as she arrived with the lunch, she saw that there had been a terrible cave-in. Tearfully, fearing the worst, Snow White began calling out, hoping against hope that the dwarfs had somehow survived. “Hello...Hello!” she shouted. “Can anyone hear me? Hello!” For a long while, there was no answer. Losing hope, Snow White again shouted, “Hello! Is anyone down there?” Just as she was about to give up all


hope, she heard a faint voice from deep within the mine, yelling; “Collingwood for Premiers 2009!” Snow White fell to her knees; “Oh, thank you, God! At least Dopey is still alive.”

HE two brooms had been hanging around in the closet for ages. After a while they decided it was time to get married. One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom. Wedding day came, the bride broom looked stunning, the groom broom handsome

and suave. The wedding itself was lovely. At the reception, the bride-broom leaned over and whispered to the groombroom; “I think I am going to have a little dust broom!” “That’s impossible,” said the groom broom, “we haven’t even swept together.”


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• FULL BLOOM: Club member Joan Sirovica is pictured getting some flowers ready for one of the arrangements. Joan has been a member for 22 years.

THE Greek Community Hall in Elizabeth Street, Mildura, will be a blaze of colour this weekend for Sunraysia Garden Club’s annual Autumn Flower Show. The show has been a Mildura ‘constant’ since the early 1960’s, when the local Floricultural Society and the Rose and Dahlia Club joined forces. Now they feature a huge range of exhibits, including Dahlias, Autumn Roses, cut flowers, various floral designs, pot plants,

Chrysanthemums and cacti and succulents. And…organisers say there will be a special ‘Plant for sale’ stall, with what they describe as “some rare and unusual treasures.” The flower show opens at 12.30pm tomorrow, closing at 5pm, and on Sunday it will be open between 10am and 3pm. Admission is $3, with afternoon tea available for another $2. Elizabeth Street is off 15th Street, directly opposite Mildura Centro.

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• PRIME SPOT: The Quest development site, with Mildura Council offices in the background.


Multi-storey Reaching up almost 17 metres, it will tower over most buildings in the city. Completion date is scheduled for July next year, and it is understood that some corporate bookings have already been received. The building work is in the hands of Melbourne-based Mercon Constructions, which has other Quest apartments to its name, and which is believed to be following the company policy of using local contractors where possible. The Quest Serviced Apartments Group is a big player in the international hospitality field, and its entry into Mildura is a sign of that company’s faith in our longterm future, at a time when much of the local building industry has slowed. Construction of the unique building is yet another chapter in Mildura’s building industry, and developer Paul Constantinou, a former assistant motel manager at


“Choosing Mildura for this latest project is consistent with Quest’s 20-year business philosophy of building properties where business demand dictates,”

MILDURA has entered a new era in inner city residential living, with work starting last week on a $14 million multi-level apartment block for the Quest Group. The four-storey complex, incorporating 66 fully serviced apartments of various sizes, is being built on the former used car site at the corner of 10th Street and Madden Avenue, diagonally opposite Mildura RSL.

• Quest founder Paul Constantinou. Mildura, says he is pleased to be a part of it in his role as founder and chairman of Quest Serviced Apartments. “I am excited at returning to the area,” he said. “This is where I started my hotel management career, working as assistant manager of the then Mildura Inlander Motel. “Choosing Mildura for this latest project is consistent with Quest’s 20-year business philosophy of building properties where business demand dictates, and Mildura is yet another example of our strategy working out as planned.”

Mr Constantinou said all company properties were built to a specific ‘Quest model,’ with the aim of continuing to be a market leader in the serviced apartments accommodation industry. He believed the luxury Mildura apartment block would cater for the accommodation needs of the region’s business, events and leisure travellers, in a stylish and centrally-located property. “It is our philosophy at Quest to be everywhere our customers need to be,” he said. “The needs of the corporate traveller have evolved over the past 20 years, they will continue to do so, and Quest plans to evolve with them.”

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Armed robberies where bandits brandish knives on ‘soft’ targets are all too common - the law takes a stern view of it, and the community expects offenders to be punished. And that’s exactly what happened as the result of a Mildura robbery described as…

A ‘tragic’ case, with jail the only option GROWING up in a house where alco- counsel Gavan Tellefson, Judge Pilhol abuse was common…cast adrift grim described Nimmett’s life as borfrom parents aged 12 or 13…only dering on “tragic,” with the offender one week of secondary schooling… having poor prospects of rehabilitadrug and alcohol abuse from the early tion. teens…a life of crime…and repeated His Honour imposed a jail term jail terms. of six years, and ordered that NimThat was the story that unfolded mett serve at least four and a half before Judge Lance Pilyears before becoming grim in Mildura County eligible for parole. Court when Queen“This is a serious slander Warren Nimmett, offence,” he told Nim28, appeared before him mett. “The maximum for sentencing over the sentence is 25 years. You armed robbery of a Milget a discounted sendura milk bar last Notence for having pleaded vember. guilty. Had it not been His Honour said for that, I would have Nimmett appeared to folimposed a prison term low a repeated pattern, or of seven years.” “recipe,” and that was to It was about 10am consume alcohol, arm on Saturday, November himself with a knife, and 29 last year when the • Judge Lance do a holdup. This was his alcohol-affected Nimmett, Pilgrim. third armed robbery, and walked into the Walnut came only months after having been Avenue store near 11th Street. A banreleased from jail in Queensland for a dana covered the lower part of his similar offence. face. In the Mildura case, Nimmett He asked the female shop assistant had consumed so much alcohol he for some tobacco. Then he asked for couldn’t even run away from the the money in the till. He was carrying scene, and was in the hands of police a large carving knife in his hand, but within the hour. didn’t point it at her. After the shop Weighing up all the evidence, and assistant handed over some money, after submissions by Crown Pros- Nimmett reached over, took the rest ecutor Mr P. McDermott and defence from the till, and walked out.

Arrested by police three-quarters of an hour later in Riverside Avenue, he was found with $1040 in cash, a bandana and a packet of tobacco. Confessing to the crime, he told police he had thrown the knife away. In his sentencing comments, Judge Pilgrim told of Nimmett’s sad upbringing, where both parents had abused alcohol, and showed little interest in their kids. Nimmett spent only one week at secondary school before deciding to leave. No-one did anything about the situation, and in the words of Mr Tellefson, his client “was simply forgotten,” and from that day on was a regular user of alcohol and drugs, became dependant on them, and drifted into a life of crime, resulting in a long list of convictions, and lead-

ing to him spending the last six years in jail. Judge Pilgrim told Nimmett he had a long road to travel. “You have to attend counselling,” he said. “You have to seek help from the medical profession if you are to change your lifestyle. I implore you to make contact with Aboriginal support staff within the prison system.” He said the Sentencing Act required that Nimmett be punished, to get a penalty that would act as a deterrent to others while still offering a chance at rehabilitation, but to denounce his conduct and protect the community. Nimmett having 41 convictions from 16 court appearances, for offences ranging from theft, use of drugs, attempted robbery, assault,

robbery with violence and various street offences, all in his home state of Queensland. Judge Pilgrim said he took into account all the circumstances in the case when deciding on a suitable sentence. This included a victim impact statement, which he described as “short and succinct,” in which the shop assistant described the emotional trauma she suffered, adding’ “I do feel nervous from time to time, and judge people on their appearance.” His Honour then imposed the five-year jail term and minimum non-parole period, less the 141 days that Nimmett had spent in custody while awaiting sentence. He also ordered that Nimmett agree to providing police with a saliva sample for forensic analysis.

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The poultry and sheep dog THERE are plenty of former top sports personalities and/or their families coming back home to celebrate Merbein’s centenary later this year, but there are also some names that might not be so well known. Two of them – Oswald Beitzel and Clarrie Camin, were legends of their day in the areas of poultry breeding and showing, and sheep dog trialling. Between them they won scores of coveted trophies, at regional, state, national and even international level. Oswald Horace Beitzel, more commonly known as ‘Bill,’ was born in Warragul, but moved to Merbein in the early 1920’s, living in a humpy on the riverbank. He married a local girl, Doris Droscher in 1931, had two children, Des and Valerie (Baker), and worked for many years at the Merbein Pumps and with the Water Supply Commission. He stayed in this position until his death, in 1970 at the age of 64, while on holidays in Adelaide. ‘Bill’ was a founding member of the Merbein Poultry Club from 1940, was club secretary, and had a private collection of around 120 birds. Of these, about 50 were show birds, mainly Bantams, White Whandottes, White Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds. The club only had around 20 members, but all were enthusiastic, and shows were colourful, frequent, and well supported, with well over 100 birds on show at each event. There were other shows at Curlwaa, Mildura and Irymple, and these would attract people from as far away as Ouyen and the Riverland of SA. All the judges were from Melbourne, for the sake of fairness. Before the Second World War, at least four breeders, Sam Brinsden, C.Schottler,

• MAN’S BEST FRIEND: (above) Clarrie Camin after winning the National Championship in Canberra with the sensational ‘Alroy Weary Willie.’ (right) Clarrie Camin pictured with one of his better dogs, Cactus, taking a rest on his shoulder.

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kings of Merbein B.Harrison and G.Bromley, had a lot of success over the years, and others with a family connection to the poultry club included Paddy Driscoll, Bert Skinner, Les Overson, Mick Jemmison, Neville Chislett, Michael Murphy, Dave Hopkins, Ron Oxley, Kevin Schultz, Ossie Smith, Bill Reid, Arthur Dawes, Len Rodini, Laurie Hudson, H.McDonald, Bill Harvey, Mr McQuarrie and Pat Hillman. The story of Clarrie Camin is another worth telling, and no doubt there will be many at the August centenary celebrations who recognise the name. Merbein-born, Clarrie was one of seven children to the early settlers Clarence Camin and Eva Copley.

At 18, along with his twin brother Colin, Clarrie enlisted in the RAAF, and served in New Guinea. After the war he became an aircraft fitter at the East Sale Air Base. He married Merbein’s Anna Maffei in 1946, and the couple had four children, Peta, Toni, Dallas and Shan. After his discharge from the RAAF, the family moved to a dairy farm near Sale, and it was here that Clarrie bought his first Border Collie sheep dog to work with the cows. Within a few years he was breeding and training his own dogs, and soon gained a name as one of Australia’s most successful competitors at sheep dog trials. In June, 1962, he took his dogs

to the National Sheep Dog championships in Canberra, known as ‘The Great Arena,’ and recognised as the biggest event of its kind in the world. In his first appearance there, Clarrie was the outright winner, with the star of the show being his 15-month-old Border Collie ‘Alroy Weary Willie.’ A brother to that dog, ‘Alroy Count Again’ took third place. ‘Weary’ was the youngest dog ever to win the championship, and the winning margin was the biggest ever recorded. Clarrie worked his dogs mainly by whistle, and sometimes by hand signal or quietly-spoken word. It was said at the time that when working, his dogs reacted to instructions like robots – backing up the sheep, bringing them forward, or edging an inch or two to the left or right. In 1962 he was offered the huge sum of one thousand pounds for ‘Weary,’ but he knocked it back with the words; “The most important thing is that your dog must have confidence in you.” In 1964, Clarrie won the Victorian and Tasmanian State sheepdog trials with his dog ‘Cactus.’ The dog died after just four winning trials, each time scoring 99 points from a possible 100, feats that were unequalled at the time. Many more titles were to follow over the years. In 1982, Clarrie won all four Gippsland events – at Orbost, Sale, Traralgon and

• TOP DOG: The late, and great, sheep dog exhibitor Clarrie Camin, one of seven children, and who achieved national recognition for a succession of dogs that won him numerous trophies and wide acclaim. PICTURED LEFT is another Merbein legend, in a vastly different field…Oswald ‘Bill’ Beitzel with one of his champion birds around 1950. Bairnsdale, setting another record, and three years later took out the National Sheepdog Championship in Canberra with his threeyear-old ‘Rosemont Louisa,’ with her score of 94 points the highest

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Mildura’s Ann Merry, an amateur war historian, introduced readers to Vietnam vet John repatriation. It’s important, she says, for people to understand just what it was like for our

The battle the troops JOHN Bailey described the night of December 11 and 12, 1968, as “tense,” with he and fellow Diggers wound up as taut as bow strings. For the first of two ‘King Hits,’ their first direct engagement, they moved on foot into cordon positions over paddy and light scrub terrain surrounding the village of Xa An Nhut. The dawn and morning swoop resulted in one VC killed and a number of suspects, weapons and medical supplies detained. John himself takes up the story. ‘Dawn on the 12th saw “King Hit Two” begin with a helicopter incursion into the area to be covered; except for my company, B, who had to clear Route Two from our Nui Dat base to fire support base “Avenger.” Parts of Route Two were known as “mine alley,” and one of the Armoured Personnel Carriers hit a mine and two soldiers were wounded. We secured the Landing Zone for the other companies.

• TIME FOR REFLECTION: John Bailey (below) and main picture, pausing to reflect on battles long gone, and mates remembered, at the Vietnam memorial on Mildura’s 7th Street Lawns.

‘The results were short, savage contacts with moving enemy forces, bunker attacks, constant patrolling and night ambushes.” ‘On December 16 we relocated to another sector, camped, and had roosters crowing nearby early next morning. A search resulted in contacts, and two VC camps were hastily evacuated. No breakfast for them either! December 18, and my platoon ambushed a small group of VC and we got the second in command of the local C41.

Christmas Eve ‘On December 24, we returned to base where we enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch, but very quiet New Year’s Eve due to January 1 being the beginning of Operation Goodwood. This was termed a “reconnaissance-in-force” with the aim of disrupting the NVA and VC planned TET Offensive on Saigon. ‘The results were short, savage contacts with moving enemy forces, bunker attacks, constant patrolling and night ambushes. Our battalion lost 13 men, with a greater number wounded. But the NVA and VC lost 235 confirmed and heaps of wounded. This operation ended on February 17 when we were re-deployed to AO Belconnen for Operation Federal.

‘As if six weeks straight was not tiring enough, with field rations, limited washing opportunities, and even a whole day of no food at all, because we had exhausted all our supplies and the RAAF could not re-supply due to our “hot” situation; we went straight into Operation Federal from February 17 to April 2 – another six weeks, thankfully interspersed by time back at Nui Dat, from where we patrolled with tanks and APC`s in the Baria and Long Dien areas. ‘Early on the morning of February 23, the VC attacked a nearby Army of the Republic of Vietnam military supply compound. ‘We sat on the paddy mounds watching the VC overrun the compound, load themselves to the hilt with weapons and ammo, and then proceed to withdraw. The irony was we had tanks and APC`s in support but couldn’t fire a shot as we hadn’t been “invited to the party”! When the invitation finally arrived we did a classic infantry and armour counter-attack against the

slowest, most heavily laden VC`s with terrible effect. ‘On March 5 we were re-deployed to AO Burrendong to seek and engage 5VC Division. March 7 saw us encounter a large enemy bunker system. We called in air strikes and assaulted the position the next morning, only to find the place deserted. We were ordered to return to base, and were about to withdraw when the NV Rocket Regiment occupiers decided to return! Our relief, 5RAR, had the misfortune to encounter them then and on many occasions after that. March 9 we returned to Nui Dat for a most welcome break.

‘We`d had 10 weeks with little respite, no showers, hot food or clean clothes, except for one resupply of clothing. We were a very smelly, grubby but smiling battalion, now we had all those things! We couldn`t handle the steaks, they were too big! The greatest satisfaction was knowing those steaks, along with numerous radios, M16 rifles, and even a jeep were the result of our company Quartermaster`s ardent trading of captured weapons. We were a bit naughty! ‘All captured weapons etc… were supposed to go to Task Force HQ, but we only declared and sent

what we thought was fair. The rest was traded to the yanks for goodies. (Spoils of war!) March 24 was the return to Operation Federal, relieving 4RAR. We remained in the areas of AO Belconnen and AO Reid until April 2 when we were again air-lifted to redeploy and began Operation Overland; another RIF (Reconnaissance in Force) which went for only eight days.

Re-deployment ‘We then moved to Operation Overlander, not to be confused with the previous operation! This was another short, five day, RIF Op, which saw us again re-deployed to Operation Surfside east of Nui Dat, returning again to base April 23. ‘A few things that stayed with us from the Surfside Op were the smell of “scented Tea” which turned out to be marijuana, destroyed by fire in the bunker system! Also the change from the darkness of jungle operations to the openness and light of land-clearing operations

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Bailey last week, telling of his baptism of fire in the Vietnam War, subsequent wounding and Diggers. When we left John, he and fellow soldiers were ready to take on the Viet Cong…

called ‘King Hit One’ sight- seeing, and meals provided by Surfers Paradise RSL and Rotary Clubs, I spent the remaining four months of my National Service tending to the administrative needs of my fellow servicemen and women. ‘I really enjoyed this period of my service, being able to provide some measure of comfort and understanding to other wounded men; and to some badly wounded, encouragement to get back to the best health they could achieve. At this time, two extreme cases I vividly recall were the soldier in Surfers who had severe shrapnel wounds, almost quadriplegic, and who just wanted to die. He even tried to get his wheel-

most unbelievably, in 1945, when the first sounds of defiance of the French were being aired by the population, ended in 1975 when North Vietnamese tanks crashed through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon. ‘Australians got on with their lives, the Veterans went back to their communities. “As with all wars the emotional and physical haul back to some sort of ordinary life was long. Although operational tours were only for a year, much shorter than in the two world wars, the operational tempo was much higher, equaling that at Gallipoli. “This was seen to take its toll on troops at the time, problems

‘I will never regret having served my time in the National Service, nor will I ever rue my service in Vietnam. I was unlucky in one way, but also lucky enough to survive.”

in Phuoc Tuy. The first encounter with tree ants, chomper ants and the RTA bug. Somewhere in this period I had five days at home base and R and R in Taipei. So clean and green and no fear of enemy contact, and not a single conical hat or pair of black pyjamas to be seen in this city! ‘Operation Reynella commenced May 8, this involved land-clearing and anti-personnel M16 mines. This was also the time of my downfall and end to active service in Vietnam. ‘I am a great believer in clear and constant communication. It was customary to conduct clearing patrols prior to every night harbor. This means that when the platoon was on a night operation, we`d form a rough circle, hunker down and assume sleeping positions. Sentries were posted from our own section a few hundred metres around us and changed every hour. This allowed most of us to get a little rest. ‘The night of May 9 saw my platoon late into position, and there was uncertainty as to whether the patrol, including me, should go. After changing his mind twice, our platoon commander decided

that for the safety and security of our platoon, we should go.

Deadly blow ‘Unfortunately, the sentries from my section were not informed of the decision! In the rapidly failing light, they opened fire, killing our platoon commander. They almost got me as well. A brief but deadly one-sided mishap. ‘Thankfully our sergeant, who

home to RCH Heidleberg via RAAF Butterworth in Malaysia where we stayed overnight, then on to Darwin, Sydney and Melbourne. On my discharge from the hospital I was asked what I did in civy street. I told them I was a “bank Johnny”. The Major and WO2 were delighted, “We need a pay clerk/clerical staff member to see that all the service personnel in the various hospitals are paid and have ad-

‘I really enjoyed this period of my service, being able to provide some measure of comfort and understanding to other wounded men; and to some badly wounded, encouragement to get back to the best health they could achieve. had trodden on and ‘tripped’ a normally-lethal jumping jack mine escaped unscathed when it failed to detonate. Sadly our platoon medic, who had stopped me from bleeding to death, trod on another one two days later and was severely wounded, ending up in the Vung Tau hospital intensive care unit opposite me. ‘On June the First I was flown

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Musical ‘long arm of the law’ for dry Mallee

• ‘SPEED COPS’: The Police Band in full rehearsal ready for their Speed concert.

THE Victoria Police show band will be one of the feature acts at a Speed ‘drought relief’ concert later this month in support of the Mallee Machinery Field Days. The concert will be held at the Speed Recreation Reserve on Sunday, May 24, starting at 2pm. Speed policeman Ben D’Ornay said there was no entry fee involved, and the town was looking forward to a good crowd from Sunraysia and the wider Mallee region. He said food and refreshments would be available, but advised people to bring a chair. He described the police show band as an energetic 25-piece group fronted by a dynamic team of vocalists. “Performing in full uniform, they give powerful performances of songs from the 1940’s Big Band era, current top 40 popular hits and music from light opera to musicals,” he said. “The show band features saxophones, trumpets, trombones, keyboards, drums, guitar and bass, and is recognised as having amazing versatility.” Chief organiser, Speed Lions Club, is hoping that the crowd takes advantage of the full catering service that will be on offer, in the hope of raising some of the expenses needed to run the field days, which each year generate about $50,000 in funds for worthwhile community charity projects. Senior Constable D’Ornay said the concert was aimed at giving farmers and others in the community an afternoon of entertainment after doing it tough because of the prolonged drought, and tough economic times. More information on the concert is available through the email or the mobile 0438079715.

Four students get $5000 scholarships

A Night of Indulgence THE Annual Red Cliffs “Night of Indulgence” is on again, due to be held on Tuesday, May 5, from 6pm to 9pm. In time for Mother’s Day, the event will provide residents with the opportunity for some late night shopping, and a little self• Angelika Fevaleaki indulgence. FOUR young Sunraysia AboSo far six Red Cliffs shops are participatriginal students are among 24 ing in the event, and will offer a variety of young people State-wide to discounts and specials, with complimentareceive academic scholarships ry champagne, orange juice and nibbles to each worth $5000. be served as well. The inaugural Wannik Tickets are $5, with all proceeds goEducation Scholarships are a ing to the Red Cliffs Kindergarten, with Brumby Government initiathose who purchase their ticket prior to the tive aimed at supporting the night’s activities eligible for the major prize youngsters through their final draw. years of secondary schooling. Tickets are available from the all particDOES NOT INCLUDE METALLIC PAINT $400 DEALER DELIVERY 1095 AND GOVT STATE COSTS VARY FORM STATE TO STATE Education Minister Bronipating Red Cliffs stores including Lever’s wyn Pike said the scholarships Shop, or from C and G Office National in Mildura. For more information contact Rawere an important initiative to chel Scase on 0434 436 246.

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More people now keeping a watchful weather eye on the sky

• IN FOCUS: The Mildura weather station’s Mark Wilgar says fascination with the weather is growing year by year.

RAIN last weekend and earlier this week once again shifted many peoples’ attention to the weather. People wanted to know how much rain had fallen, and what lay ahead. It’s a fascination which is growing year by year, according to the Mildura weather station’s Mark Wilgar. “Weather awareness has definitely increased, and that’s been driven to a certain degree by the fact that it’s more accessible now with the web,” he said. “I think the fascination with the weather has always been there to an extent, but one thing I have noticed through moving around to other offices is the fascination here in this region is much higher than any other place in which I’ve lived.” Mr Wilgar, who began his time at the Mildura weather station in 2001,

said inquiries usually came from a wide variety of people and industries – not just farmers. “With the weather it’s generally the extremes which generate the most interest, rain or very hot spells,” he said. “Quite often we get a lot of tradesmen, for example the pre-dawn inquiries from concreters to see if they can lay concrete, and I now know a lot of the other guys in the trades on a first-name basis because of that.” Mr Wilgar said there were also numerous inquiries during major weather events from sporting organisations wanting to judge if they could run their events. There are also obviously a lot of inquiries from farmers, wanting to know what’s in store for the days ahead.

“Generally a lot of people are fascinated by the weather, as it affects everything we do, right down to what to wear on a given day, and sometimes determines what we can or can’t do,” Mr Wilgar said. He said the last major weather event to attract significant interest was the succession of 40-degree temperatures during and in the lead-up to what has become known as ‘black Saturday’ in early February, though rain events like those seen this week usually trigger a few phone calls or emails. Mr Wilgar said technology had been a major driver, by making weather observations and forecasts more accessible. “In the old days the idea of ringing the bureau and having a chat with the weather man was a time consum-

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Getting a grip on garbage By VINNIE RODI

• TRASHING IT: Wentworth Public School captains Lilly Henderson 10, Morgan Hopcroft 11, Rhianna Duncan 11 and Mitch Davison 12, set the example for their classmates.

IRYMPLE South and Wentworth Primary Schools are leading the way in adopting environmentally friendly methods to dispose of garbage, proving that when it comes to recycling it’s easier than ‘taking out the trash’. And while the yellow-lid recycling bin has become a feature of Mildura’s curbs on ‘bin day’, it hasn’t helped businesses and schools get a grip on their garbage production, with recent statistics stating they produce more waste in one day than households produce in a week. Eighty percent of small to medium businesses don’t recycle, a statistic which has launched Transpacific Industries Group and their waste disposal affiliates Cleanaway into action. The group have come up with a system that gives businesses a new option when it comes to recycling, and is set to change the way the yellow-lidded recycling bin is perceived. The ‘Harvest Recycling Program’, which is already being incorporated by local businesses, schools, and the general public across Sunraysia, will incorporate the ‘comingled bin’ as part of a system being labelled the next phase of “sophisticated recycling.” The comingled bin is essentially a larger version of the household recycling bin, and will accept the same sort of items including steel cans, glass bottles, jars, paper, cardboard etc. And for added measure will also have a yellow lid. Transpacific aims to redirect more than 80,000 tonnes of commercial and industrial waste from landfill to their new $10million upgraded facilities within the next 22 months.

• RECYCLING MAGIC: Students from Irymple South Primary School introduce themselves to the comingled recycling bin

Transpacific sale representative John Bond said more than 10 bins had been distributed to the Mildura Rural Council, who have joined Irymple South and Wentworth Primary Schools in implementing the system. “It’s really encouraging to see the recycling message being conveyed to students from such a young age, and across two States,” he said. Wentworth Primary School have been using the bin for two weeks, with Principal Warren Davis saying the transition had been seamless. “We’ve had a system in place where students are encouraged to separate recyclable materials from food scraps and general waste. The inclusion of a comingled bin has been the next step in that process,” he said. “Hopefully we can reduce our waste by up to 98 percent using the comingled bin, our compost heaps, and the other initiatives we have in place.” One of those initiatives includes students bringing their lunch to school in reusable containers, cutting down on garbage the school collects. Irymple South Primary Environ-

mental Co-ordinator Sandra Luitjes said the introduction of the comingled bin was a great way to educate the students further, with the types of items the school can now recycle similar to those recycled at home. “When we were approached about the comingled bin we immediately thought it was a great idea,” she said. “Our previous system centred on two bins (one for general waste and the other for recycling), and a worm farm within each classroom. “With the new bin we essentially have the same set-up as most households in Mildura, which will make it easier to teach the students about what can and can’t be recycled.” Mrs Luitjes said the time had come for businesses and schools to adopt environmentally friendly ways to manage their garbage. “Businesses and schools can’t keep dumping everything into the one bin, this new system is a great way to start making a change.” For more information contact John Bond on 0429 331 177.


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All pain, and no gain… EXPERTS know the variety of herb by the name Alternanthera pungens. We know it more simply as the Khaki Weed. It is a creeping disaster… it embraces much of northern Australia, has the potential to ‘take over’ the country, has been described as 10 times worse that our three-cornered Jack or ‘gentle Annie,’ – and it’s in Mildura! Our example photograph was taken on the Orange Avenue nature strip just a few doors down from the Mildura Weekly office, prompting the question; Just how widespread is this noxious weed? A native of Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela, it’s not known how the Khaki Weed

came to be in Australia, but it thrives in a warm, tropical climate, is widespread throughout NSW, Queensland and the Northern Territory, and if latest maps are any indication, it is fast closing in on South Australia, Victoria and South Australia. Only Tasmania is virtually untouched. Khaki Weed is best described as a prostate creeping herb that is normally perennial, but which may grow as an annual. It has a deep root system, producing a plant that spreads to around 60cm on top of the ground. The flowers are small, produced in clusters and surrounded by spikey, light coloured

bracts forming a prickly burr about one centimetre long. There’s plenty of them, and they hurt! The weed is easily spread, adhering to clothing, footwear, tyres or animals. Experts say it is particularly prevalent in places like caravan parks that are subject to constant watering.

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•  OUCH! The slightest touch of the hand, and some of the little pricks get you! (circled). The Khaki Weed has the potential to quickly take over established lawns and gardens in the Mildura region.

News briefs Pre-Mother’s Day market THE Sunraysia Farmers Market is on again this weekend, boasting a special ‘pre-Mother’s Day’ theme. The market will be open from 8am – 12pm tomorrow and feature a diverse range of fruits and vegetables, jams and chutneys and herbs and plants. There will also be plenty of ideas for people doing their Mother’s Day shopping, including olive oils, nuts, Italian cakes and biscuits and freshly baked bread. A home-cooked breakfast will be available until 11am, while a guided train tour will be operating around the market’s gardens. The Sunraysia Farmers Market is held on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Australian Inland Botanic Gardens.

Full steam ahead RED Cliffs’ Historical Steam Railway will be operating again this weekend, providing people with a chance to sample transport from a bygone era. The railway service will operate this Sunday, half-hourly from 11am to 4pm. It will take passengers through Red Cliffs, south to the Werrimull Road railway crossing, taking in a host of iconic pieces of history along the way. The popular tourist and history attraction is based around the locomotive ‘Lukee’ which used to transport coal from the Red Cliffs rail sidings to the Red Cliffs pumps from 1924 to 1953. For more information contact Mary Chandler on 5024 1345 or the railway station (on Sunday) on 5024 3814.

New Ouyen Police Station opening THE brand new Ouyen Police Station will open its doors to the public today, providing a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ouyen police go about their work and their brand new building. Ouyen Primary School students will be given a tour of the station from 11am – 12pm before the general public are shown through, for two hours between 12pm – 2pm. The Ouyen State Emergency Service, Country Fire Authority and the Mildura Police Traffic Management Unit will also have displays, complementing tours of the new police station. A sausage sizzle will also be provided by the Ouyen Pre-School from 12pm – 2pm.

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We’ve been host to thousands of kids from across the world in a program that’s…

Education - the Australian way

IT’S called the Education First program, and Mildura plays a regular part, giving overseas students their first taste of life in a foreign country, more often than not with life-changing experiences. Now more than 40 years old, the program is one of the most successful of its type in the world, according to long-time international exchange coordinator Sandy Young of Mildura. She is keen to keep supporting the program in a bid to give local people the opportunity to host an overseas student, or to assist local youngsters to get a similar opportunity in an overseas country of their choice. “We have overseas students arriving on a continual basis, and are always on the lookout for host families,” she said. “For example, we have

four Italian boys who need to be placed by May 16 so they get off to a good start in Term 3.” Pierpaolo Bonami loves music, plays in a band, sings in a choir and is also into rugby and hiking, Alex Spaggiari is a motorbike enthusiast who also plays tennis, Francesco Sachet enjoys table tennis, fishing and playing the clarinet, and Matteo Dreon is a passionate cyclist who plays cocker, and who wants to continue his involvement with Scouts. “Our community has a lot to give these students, and we can get a lot back in return,” Sandy said. “They also assist us economically, even if only in a small way, but quite often will return with family members, or tell friends who will visit.” Sandy said some of the overseas

students come to their country of choice a little earlier for a ‘language and culture camp.’ This gives them some understanding of the language, as well as cultural activities, food and people in a place such as Mildura. Host families became something of an extended family for the young visitor, and get the opportunity to pick who they want, and to see what they look like and make contact over the net or telephone before any final details are settled. Sandy said it was no ‘walk in the park’ for the visitors. The program is strictly controlled, they are expected to maintain C Grade average or better results at their school, and all are tested regularly for levels of English. The Mildura program has been

• MULTICULTURAL: Alex Chun, 17, of Hong Kong, has fitted in with his Year 11 class mates at Red Cliffs Secondary College. running since 1985, and in that time Sandy says she has met many wonderful young people from places such as Indonesia, Mexico, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Brazil, Chile, Germany, the United States, Canada and Italy. The program is especially proud that it was named the offi-

cial language training service provider for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Sandy invited anyone interested in hosting a student, or who wanted to know more details about the EF program, to contact her on 0407688797, or by email on

Israel water study trip given go ahead SUNRAYSIA Table Grape Growers Association members have received funding to visit irrigation areas in Israel in an effort to study water management initiatives. Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) - a national research, development and marketing organisation - has agreed to fund 40 percent of the costs, with the DPI also offering a grant worth $20,000 for the gathering and dissemination of information upon the group’s return. The commitment from HAL comes after five months of applying for similar support from government bodies, with the group already missing out on a State grant worth $80,000. Even with the funding the trip will cost approximately

$6000 out of each grower’s pocket, with the study group due to depart during pruning season. Growers will first head to Hong Kong on July 16 to visit local markets before arriving in Israel, where due to climatic zones different areas of the country will be in varying stages of harvest. The tour will begin in the south of the country where the table grape season will be in full swing, before moving north where Israeli growers will be in the early development stages of production. The tour is set to run for 10 days, with the group scheduled to return to Australia on July 26. Netafim, a worldwide drip irrigation firm, has been approached by the association to help improve water

usage in the area, with Netafim Regional Agronomist Peter Henry responsible for organising tour activities. Mr Henry, who will lead the study group, said Israel was ideal for growers to visit due to the similar weather conditions between the two countries, and because the majority the Israeli growers used drip irrigation. “Another reason why we chose Israel was because they’re short of water, and have been for a long time,” he said. “Despite that they’ve still managed to produce quality grapes in good quantities. “Our main aim is to allow Sunraysia growers to see the latest irrigation techniques and methods first hand, and see how grapes can be grown with limited water.”

Israeli growers will take the group though their irrigation process, discussing coping strategies for hot conditions and how limited amounts of water can be used to maximum effect. “This trip is going to be ideal for any grower who is considering changing their irrigation to drippers,” Mr Henry said. “We want growers to walk away with the confidence that drip irrigation can work by showing

them a country entirely dependent on the system.” STGGA President Greg Milner said the HAL grant allowed for 28 growers to take part in the trip, however due to the heavy cost growers were finding it difficult to commit. “The cost is understandably worrying some people,” he said. “The feedback we’ve received has certainly been positive, but the $6000 has been the main concern.

“As it currently stands we have 10 growers who have said they’ll make the trip, and while it’s a good start I would rather a full team of 28. “Regardless of numbers the trip will go ahead with the intent of returning with information which will help local growers cope better with low water allocations.” Those interested in taking part in the study group can contact Greg Milner on 0418 303 090.




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It’s an insidious disease, prostate cancer. It kills people all over the world on a daily basis. But rarely has the disease received more publicity, with the news that billionaire Richard Pratt is the latest victim. Today we tell the story of Pratt, the Mildura bloke and‌

A cancer connection SPECIAL REPORT

THE two down-to-earth blokes, living in separate worlds but with similar colourful tales of family history, sat down in Mildura for a brief chat after lunch. One was hosting the lunch after flying a group of friends in from Melbourne on his private jet, the other, a tour operator, was helping ‘wait’ on the tables after driving the group into town from the airport. Both had prostate cancer, although neither knew it at the time. The Mildura bloke is Brian Erskine, best known in the world of real estate, and a survivor of prostate cancer following a life-threatening operation in Melbourne almost five years ago to the day. The other bloke, the lunch host that day in 2004, was Richard Pratt, fourth richest man in Australia with a personal fortune estimated at $2.6 billion, and who passed away on Tuesday night after a long battle with prostate cancer. “This cancer doesn’t discriminate,� Mr Erskine, 63, said yesterday after reading lengthy Melbourne newspaper reports on Mr Pratt’s battle with the disease that claims thousands of lives a year. “It wasn’t discussed when we sat down for a chat five years ago, but obviously we both had prostate cancer at the time.� Mr Erskine was running his parttime tour business ‘Discover Mildura’ when he was asked by the Grand Hotel to go out to the airport to pick up a

were Polish Jews. His parents, Leon and Paula, settled in Shepparton after migrating to Australia. They established a stone-growing orchard, where Richard was raised, being given the job of looking after the property as a teenager when his father went to Melbourne to experiment in making and selling cardboard boxes for the orchard industry. Richard Pratt told Brian he got a phone call from his father, instructing him to sell the family farm and move to Melbourne, as the box-producing factory was taking off. The rest • Richard Pratt the Blues fanatic. is history, with Richard Pratt eventually taking over the Visyboard empire group flying in from Melbourne. from his Dad. He was intrigued when the $30 Pratt’s son Anthony, in turn, has million Learjet touched down, and in- now taken over the family business. terested to see the Visyboard billion- Anthony is a success story in his own aire lead a group of around 20 that right, moving to the United States included his wife Jeanne, ex-Carlton some years ago to set the family up coach and Visyboard manager Keith in the re-cycling business. He now reMcKenzie, a writer and editor from cycles more than half the garbage in the Women’s Weekly, New York alone. former game show “I found Rich“He was down to king Tony Barber, and ard Pratt to be a other celebrity guests. earth, ready for a great bloke,â€? Brian Pratt had decided said. “He was down chat, and with no on the spur of the moto earth, ready for ment to get the group airs or graces.â€? a chat, and with no together for lunch at airs or graces. If you Stefano de Pieri’s Mildidn’t know his story you certainly dura restaurant, served at that time at wouldn’t pick him for a billionaire. Dining Room One (Season’s). “We had a long, informal chat The billionaire, of Jewish extrac- about our backgrounds. He was very tion, noticed the Star of David hang- interested in our family history, dating on a chain around the neck of Mr ing back to the time of King David.â€? Erskine, also of Jewish descent, and Brian said that before his talk asked for a word in private. with the head of the Visyboard emThey retired to a nearby lounge, pire, he had been only vaguely aware and swapped of Pratt’s background from university stories about and professional acting days to his their early fam- footy career with the Under 19’s at ily history, life in Carlton, but was certainly aware of a new country, his cultural background. and ‘growing’ Richard Pratt often said he was businesses from a non-religious Jew, although he nothing, in Mr honoured the Jewish tradition of Pratt’s case, to kindness, justice and equity that was an international passed on to him by his parents. business with One of the world’s great philan9000 employees. thropists, he had given, through the Pratt’s family Pratt Foundation, an estimated $170

• BIG LOSS: Mildura’s Brian Erskine, a prostate cancer survivor, had a link with the Late Richard Pratt (inset). Pratt often opened up his family home Raheen (bottom left) in the name of charity.

million to various charities over the past two decades, and encouraged family and friends to do likewise. His generous gifts, totalling at least $1 million every month, have covered all fields, and embraced all cultures, gender and religious groups. Many times he and Jeanne had opened up their spacious and historic Kew mansion Raheen to host charity functions, and he had been known to give up the use of his private jet many times in the name of charity. Richard Pratt was particularly fond of the arts, and in the 1990’s was appointed by the then Premier Jeff Kennett as President of the Victorian Arts Centre Trust, and foundation Chancellor of Swinburne Uni-

versity of Technology. He is widely credited as turning the arts centre into “a people place.� His generousity and powerful connections in business came under notice around the world, and he entertained world leaders and famous sporting personalities on a regular basis, treating them all equally, and welcoming people such as Muhammad Ali and former US President George Bush and wife Barbara simply as “new friends.� FOOTNOTE: Brian Erskine has indicated he is available 24/7 to discuss cancer problems, and prostate cancer in particular, with any concerned people on a confidential basis. He can be contacted on 0419127993.


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Bethany’s Cafe is a locally owned and operated cafe/restaurant run by Julie and Tim, with Tim an experienced chef for more than 30 years. As locals this duo enjoy nothing better than supporting their local community whenever they can, last week celebrating their 10th birthday. Bethany’s Cafe pride themselves on providing rustic, wholesome, countrystyle food made fresh everyday for lunch, using as little preservatives as possible. Patrons can choose from a sumptuous menu of lasagne, roast, quiche, hot pasta dishes, assorted vol-au-vents, winter soups and filled crepes just to name a few, with burgers and hot roast rolls also proving favourites! Each item is available to dine in or takeaway, with fresh salads, vegetables or fries the side dishes of choice. Breakfast is also becoming popular, with Bethany’s breakfasts available throughtout the day, for those late risers. There is also a large range of homemade cakes and slices on offer, which go perfect with a fresh Coffex


“classico” coffee consisting of a smooth 100 percent Arabic blend exclusive to Bethany’s. Reservations are taken in the dining room, or advanced bookings can be made for in-house functions for parties larger than 25 people, with set menus available to suit personal tastes. In addition to the fantastic breakfast and lunch menus, catering is also becoming an expanding part of the business, with everything from corporate lunches to finger-food to three course dinners avaliable to suit that special event, and delivered right to the venue. Bethany’s offer a range of ideas and solutions tailored to suit the needs and budgets of the all important client. Staff and mangement would like to thank their loyal patrons and suppliers, who over the past 10 years have continued to support Bethany’s growing business, with the group looking forward to providing their services for many years to come. Phone orders can be made on (03) 5022 7777, or by fax on 5022 7700.

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AN extraordinary pictorial history of local soldiers who played a role in Australia’s military history has been put together by Mildura RSL sub-branch education officer and returned Vietnam veteran John Searle. The ‘Settlement Soldiers’ exhibition, opened before an invited guest list of 80 people, has been on display for a week at the Alfred Deakin Centre, and will now be made available to schools, RSL sub-branches and other interested groups on request. In a series of posters, John has depicted examples of our local soldiers who played their role in Australia’s military history, a short biography on each accompanied by their photograph. The series includes soldiers from the Boer War, World War One, World War Two, Korea, South Vietnam, and East Timor-Iraq-Afghanistan. Special guests at the Mildura launch included Deputy Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mr Mike O’Meara, and CEO of the Victorian RSL, Mr Michael Annett, Mayor of Mildura Rural City Council, Councillor Glenn Milne, Member for Mallee Mr John Forrest and Member for Mildura Mr Peter Crisp.

in our ceremonial services, such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. This awareness begins with the RSL’s progressive work in the local school system,” he said. “There is much greater interest when I am able to identify local people, who have served in a particular conflict. If I can follow up an example of a soldier’s service with their photo, it raises the interest of students to another level.”

schools or any other venue when giving a presentation on our military history,” he said. “The display will be primarily used as an education tool but it has the added value of being utilised to raise awareness in the general community”. The idea is to tie Australia’s military history directly with the men and women from this area who served during conflict gives

sion of choosing which of Sunraysia’s war veterans should be recognised. Like Trooper Arthur Leslie Johnstone, a soldier in the Boer War, who was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry. Upon his return to Mildura after the war, Arthur Johnstone became a Director of the Mildura Co-Operative Fruit Company. And Jean Annie Wilson of Mil-


Education In his opening remarks, Mr Searle spoke of the need to continue educating Australia’s youth in relation to Australia’s role in times of war. The use of the pictorial display, which highlights the men and women of Sunraysia who served during various conflicts, directs their attention to those who helped build their country and their community. “The Mildura RSL is proud of involving our younger generations

Pictured in his fatigues during his service in Baghdad, Iraq, just last year, Timothy is a Chief Communications Technician with the Middle East Area of Operations Australian Headquarters. While some photographs were acquired from the Australian War Memorial, many were donated by either the veterans themselves, or the families of those depicted, only too proud and supportive of Mr Searle’s idea. “The family members were really impressed and the veterans featured were humbled to be included alongside so many others,” he said. “But their contribution to their country and their community is what Anzac Day and Remembrance Day are all about.” In Australia’s short history, more than 102,000 Australian lives have been lost because of war. Over 225,000 were wounded, and 35,000 Australians have become prisoners of war, with many not surviving.

• Sydney visitor Denise Hannan inspects the display during her recent Mildura holiday. Mr Searle’s idea for the pictorial display, which was three months in the making, came from the simple need to get the stories of our local war veterans out to the community quickly, easily, and directly. “The idea came from the basic need of being more professional with educational material, hence the design being easily dismountable and transportable, for use in

the audience someone they can relate to, making the presentation more appealing and giving it more relevance to the audience. After roughly pencilling his ideas, Mr Searle approached Renmark businessman Tony Hersey from Visual-Link Art ‘N’ Design, himself a Vietnam veteran, to turn his ideas into the final product. Then came the difficult deci-

dura, who served in the Australian Army Medical Woman’s Service in New Guinea during World War Two. An eye opener for many may well be the display on East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, which includes our service personnel from conflicts Australia is currently participating in, like Warrant Officer Class Two Timothy Cramp of Merbein.

Deputy Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Victoria, Mr Mike O’Meara, speaking at the launch, said; “We are the beneficiaries of their sacrifice, and we owe a huge debt to the fallen and to all who returned. “We owe it to them to ensure that though the memories may fade, their sacrifice, their feats, their achievements, their experiences, will never be forgotten. “The power of a presentation like this is as an education and information tool to younger generations, the local content an important instrument to get the kids interested.” ‘Settlement Soldiers’ serves as a great reminder of the debt we owe to so many veterans and their families as it commemorates the spirit of service and sacrifice given by those from our own community. Information on the display is available from Mr Searle through Mildura RSL on 50 231888.

Speaking all about a matter of public record LAUREN Bourke and Margaret Sawyer from the Public Records Office of Victoria will be speaking about researching family history from their website when they visit Mildura and District Genealogical Society on Monday, May 4, from 7.30pm. The Public Record Office of Victoria is the Archives of the

State Government of Victoria, and holds records created by Victorian government departments from settlement of the Port Phillip district in the 1830’s to the present day. Within the collection is a treasure trove of information that can help family historians find their ancestors including

wills and probates, prison, immigration and education records. The PROV currently holds 83 kilometres of public records at its North Melbourne and Ballarat repositories. Public Record Office Victoria’s online resources are growing as more records are digitized

and indexes made available online. Lauren Bourke, Co-ordinator of PROV’s Community Archives program will talk about how district residents can access a variety of family and local history resources on the PROV website, including the new online will and probate index for

Victoria, digitized will and probate records, asylum records, shipping and more. Members and visitors are welcome to come along to the Carnegie Centre to hear Lauren and Margaret speak about the wonderful online records. Further information is available on 5023 8778.

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NEWLYWEDS Dale Ramsey and Amanda

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Dale was joined by groomsmen Simon Clemence, his cousin Wade Ramsey and Bradley

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her sister, Alison, Brooke Ramsey and Kristy Nelligan. Joshua Jones was the couple’s

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Mildura has been one of the regions keeping planes of the Ambulance Service, which made well over 200 flights here PUBLIC NOTICES Draft Strategic Financial Plan Mildura Rural City Council has finalised the Draft Strategic Financial Plan 2009 – 2014. The draft Plan sets out the financial resources required to achieve Council’s strategic objectives over the next five financial years. Before the draft Plan is formally approved Council is seeking public submissions which will be considered prior to Plan’s approval on 27th May 2009. A copy of the Plan can be obtained: On request by contacting Council’s Corporate Services Department on (03) 5018 8161 By visiting Council’s website (About Council / Plans and Reports) at By inspecting a copy at Council’s Mildura Office (Madden Avenue), Ouyen Office and Council’s libraries located at Mildura, Irymple, Merbein and Red Cliffs. Any person wishing to make a submission in relation to the Plan can do so in writing prior to 5pm on Friday 22 May 2009. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, and can either be delivered (108 – 116 Madden Avenue) or posted (Po Box 105, Mildura 3502) to Council’s Mildura Office. All submissions will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Any person who has made a written submission to Council may request within the submission, that they be heard in person, or a person acting on their behalf be heard in support of the submission before a meeting of Council or a Council Committee. A person requiring further information concerning the Strategic Financial Plan or the making of a submission should contact Cheryl Wood, General Manager Corporate Services on (03) 5018 8161.

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Road Works Update – April 2009 Please be advised that Mildura Rural City Council will be undertaking road works during May 2009. Subject to weather conditions road works will continue on Monday 4 May 2009. Location of Works

Start Date

Finish Date

Road Closure

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

Monday 16/3/09 7.00am

Monday 4/5/09 5.00pm

Traffic Control

Eighth Street, Mildura (between Dyar Ave & Flora Ave) - Road Widening & Sealing

Monday 4/5/09 7.00am

Monday 4/5/09 5.00pm

Traffic Control

Soundshell Carpark, Mildura (directly behind Mobil Service Station on Seventh St) - Reconstruct Unsealed Carpark

Tuesday 5/5/09 7.00am

Friday 8/5/09 5.00pm

Carpark Closed

THE Royal Flying Doctor Service is to continue its partnership with the Victorian Air Ambulance fleet to provide emergency patient transportation to and from the Mildura region. The service, based at Essendon Airport, flew to Mildura a staggering 244 times last year, and was number five on the list of most flights to a region for the year. The uniquely Australian service is the first, largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation in the world, and covers an estimated seven million square kilometres of the continent. That’s more than the whole of Western Europe. The RFDS began as the dream of the Rev John Flynn, a minister with the Presbyterian Church. ‘Flynn of the Inland’ lived in the outback for most of his life, setting up hostels and bush hospitals for pastoralists, miners, road workers, railwaymen and other settlers. He witnessed the daily struggle of these pioneers living in remote areas where just two doctors provided the only medical care for an area of almost two million square kilometres. In 1912, he established the Australian Inland Mission to minister to the spiritual, social and medical needs of people in the Outback. It now has 21 bases and 50 planes nationally, and last year alone assisted 261,801 patients, made almost 36,000 aerial evacuations, conducted 14,314 health clinics, flew over 23 million kilometers, made 69,000 landings and held 87,000 remote telehealth consultations. Each year hundreds of aspiring pilots apply for a position with the RFDS. Competition is fierce, and only a few make the grade. They need to have 3000 hours as a chief pilot, 500 hours in twin-engine craft, and 500 hours night flying.

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.


Mildura South Shared Paths Contract No: Closing: Contact:

0809/28C 2pm Tuesday 12 May 2009 Tender documents may be obtained by telephoning (03) 5018 8100 or by downloading from the website

SITUATIONS VACANT Community Development Manager

Community Development Branch - Full Time Position Job Number: R776 Remuneration: Performance Based Contract – Up to $110,000 Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 21 May 2009 For a confidential discussion surrounding this position please contact Martin Hawson, General Manager Community and Culture on 03 5018 8201.

Team Leader Local Laws Health And Local Laws Branch - Full Time Position Job Number: R778 Remuneration: Contract Package – Up to $70,000 Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009

Qualified Child Care Worker

Community Care Services Branch – Full Time Limited Tenure Maternity Leave Position (Up to June 2010) Job Number: R774 Remuneration: Band 4 - Commencing at $42,291.08 Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009

Personal Care Assistant

Community Care Services Branch - Part Time Position Job Number: R775 Remuneration: Band 2 - Commencing at $18.61 per hour Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009 Information nights for applicants will be held on Monday, 4 May 2009 and Monday, 11 May 2009 at 5.00pm in the Committee Room at the Civic Building on the corner of Ninth Street and Deakin Avenue. All interested applicants are encouraged to attend.

Caretaker / Cleaner

Arts & Culture Branch - Casual Position Job Number: R724 Remuneration: Band 2 - Commencing at $23.2665 per hour Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009 Financial Services Branch - Full Time Limited Tenure Maternity Leave Position (Up to 12 months) Job Number: R779 Remuneration: Band 5 - Commencing at $47,434.40 per annum Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009

Supported Playgroup Coordinator Community Care Branch – Part Time Limited Tenure Position (Up to June 2012) Job Number: R777 Remuneration: Band 5 - Commencing at $24.0053 per hour Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 14 May 2009

Please contact Human Resources on (03) 5018 8197 for a Position Description for any of the above mentioned positions prior to applying or alternatively, one can be downloaded from Council’s website at Applications, addressing the selection criteria, should be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 105, Mildura 3502, or emailed to All emailed applications will be acknowledged.


Phone: (03) 5018 8100

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The most successful applicants have at least 5000 flying hours to their credit. Pilots are sometimes called on for night landings on unsealed strips lit only with flares, or landing on a road next to a motor vehicle accident. In 1917, John Flynn received an inspirational letter from Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a Victorian medical student with an interest in aviation. The young airman and war hero suggested the use of aviation to bring medical help to the Outback. Shot down in France, he died at just 19,

and never knew that his letter became a blueprint for the creation of the Flying Doctor Service. For the next 10 years, Flynn campaigned for an aerial medical service. His vision was to provide a ‘mantle of safety’ for the people of the bush, and his vision became a reality when a long time supporter left a large bequest which enabled Flynn to get the service airborne. At this time, Flynn also met Hudson Fysh, a founder of QANTAS. In 1927, QANTAS and the Aerial Medical Service signed an agreement to operate an aerial ambulance from Cloncurry, Queensland. When the first pilot, Arthur Affleck, took off from Cloncurry on May 17, 1928, he was flying a single engine, timber and fabric bi-plane named ‘Victory’ (leased by QANTAS for two shillings per mile flown). He had with him the very first flying doctor, Dr Kenyon St Vincent Welch.

The De Havilland could carry a pilot and four passengers at a cruising speed of 80mph for 600 miles. In those days, not much territory was charted, so pilots were forced to navigate by river beds, fences, telegraph lines and other landmarks. Despite these obstacles, in its inaugural year, the Aerial Medical Service (which changed its name to the Flying Doctor Service in 1942 and the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 1955) flew 50 flights to 26 destinations and treated 225 patients. Flynn’s dream had become a reality. Things have come a long way in the aircraft stakes. The service’s latest aircraft, an $8 million Beechcraft Kingair B2006, cruises at up to 490km/hr at a height of 27,000ft in pressurised comfort. After a $3 million transformation, each Kingair becomes a sophisticated aerial intensive care unit. The Mildura region is covered by the south-eastern sector of the RFDS, in conjunction with the Victorian Air Ambulance Service, and embraces regional NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, south-west Queensland and northern SA. There are bases at Broken Hill, Dubbo, Bankstown, Mascot, Essendon and Launceston. The Royal Flying Doctor Service now has 203 staff, including 40 doctors, 23 nurses, six medical specialists, two dentists, 57 pilots, 25 engineers, two radio staff, and an administration and fund-raising team Although some Government funding is received, the service relies on the generosity of corporations, service organisations, bequests and individuals for money to upgrade and maintain its fleet, and also for medical supplies and other vital lifesaving equipment. A link allowing people to make donations is on the Royal Flying Doctor Service website.

Air-raising time for medics

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THE Royal Flying Doctor Service says a growing number of holiday makers are calling on its services for emergency assistance, mainly as a result of underestimating the sheer size and terrain of the Australian outback. The service has launched a Sunraysia appeal, calling on district residents to donate through local National Australia Bank branches. Over 250,000 people received this vital service in 2008 alone, and in 2009 demand will be even greater. Community Relations

Manager for the RFDS, Annette Allison, said that while the service recognized that budgets were tight for many Sunraysia residents, the RFDS relied on maintaining current levels of community support to keep its doctors in the air, and asked the public to ‘dig deep for the docs’. “Holiday makers are often taken away with the romantic notion of the outback, take more risks and underestimate the terrain,” Annette said. “It is often difficult to comprehend the size of the country, and how far from help you are if emergency care is needed.

“Coupled with the fact Australia’s rural communities are growing rapidly, it is becoming increasingly difficult to meet the ever-increasing demand. Last year our staff flew more than 23 million kilometres around the nation - 21 times to the moon and back - and yet we only have 50 aircraft in which to do this mighty job. “We need support to not only maintain and purchase new aircraft and medical equipment, but to alleviate the stress on our already stretched flight and medical crews.” She quoted the case

of Molly Clohessy, eight months old and suffering severe seizures, often lasting longer than an hour, resulting from a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy. Living in the remote town of Tom Price, 240 km from Karratha in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, her mother Kellie later described the Royal Flying Doctor Service as ‘a life saver’. “It is terrifying when your child needs emergency medical treatment when you are so far away from help,” she said. “Our nearest hospital did not have the neurological and pae-

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Royal Flying Doctor Service busy in recent years. It does this in partnership with the Victorian Air last year alone. The Mildura Weekly today explains a bit more about the service and its history

Brother’s shot in the dark ALI Moussa and his family came to Australia in the 1970’s to escape the war in Lebanon, and it almost ended up costing him his life. Ali and his young brother Hamzi are close. Hamzi lives with Ali, his wife Mary and their four children in the Sydney suburb of Arncliffe. Their favourite pastime is hunting, getting out of the city and spending time in the outback. But on their most recent trip, things went horribly wrong. The brothers spent the weekend at a commercial hunting ground near Byrock in New South Wales. Approaching nightfall they stopped the car near a dam on the way back to camp. The light was fading and there wasn’t much to see, so they got back into the car. Hamzi climbed into the seat behind Ali, who remembers the sound of a gunshot. Hamzi’s powerful .308 gun had gone off

while it was pointing at the back of Ali’s seat. “I knew I’d been shot,” says Ali. “The pain was unbelievable.” The bullet penetrated Ali’s abdomen, close to his spine. It trav-

The bullet penetrated Ali’s abdomen, close to his spine. It traveled through his bowel and came out his right thigh. eled through his bowel and came out his right thigh. “I thought I was dying,” Ali said. “I told Hamzi not to blame himself, mistakes happen. I asked him to look after my kids for me. Blood was gushing out of me like a tap.” It took a nightmare 30 minutes for them to get back to camp, with Hamzi trying to look after his brother. Flying Doctor Bill Hines re-

called being asked to fly in for what was described as a gunshot wound/car crash. Pilot Shane Brook flew Dr Hines and flight nurse Michael Penno to the scene. Transporting the gunshot victim to Dubbo hospital, Shane had to navigate through atrocious conditions, battling with turbulence that at one point saw medical supplies flying around the cabin. During the trip Ali took up the plane’s whole blood supply. Ali remembers nothing of his emergency evacuation. He spent the next four months recovering in St George Hospital, is still not well, needing lots of physiotherapy, uses sticks to help him walk, and has lost 30 kilograms. “But I’m lucky,” he says. “I’m alive. My brother was traumatized by the accident, but I keep telling him it wasn’t his fault. If it hadn’t been for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, I wouldn’t be here today. I owe them my life.”

Flying Doctors to the rescue WHEN the mine rescue service at Lightning Ridge was called in response to a report of a man falling down an opal mine, they expected to find a dead body at the bottom of the 60ft shaft. But ex-Sydney policeman Peter Reagan survived the horrific fall, and owes his life to the rescue service, and the Flying Doctor. Peter took up opal mining when he retired, and over the next 10 years he and his mates drilled 60 feet down to the level of the opal dirt and began excavating. “Dad loved working his claim,” says daughter Tracie. “He could happily spend all day fossicking for opals. On the day of the accident, Peter was working with his partner Paul Kabachi. Paul went up top for something to eat, while Peter continued working. When hunger got the better of him, he hitched a

ride up in the bucket, being winched slowly to the surface. Just as he reached ground level, the cable snapped, sending Peter plummeting to the bottom of the shaft. When he hit bottom, he broke both his legs, and then had an agonizing wait until his partner returned and called the mine rescue service, who winched down and brought him up. By the time they drove Peter back into Lightning Ridge, the Flying Doctor was waiting. He was lucky. Apart from his broken legs and severe bruising, he suffered no other major injury, and he is now slowly learning to walk again. “My legs looked like broken bottles on the x-rays,” he said, “but surgeons have done an amazing job. “There’s still a fair bit of metal around them, and I’ll always set off metal detectors, but I know I’m lucky to be here.”

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of the Royal Flying Doctors paediatric care Molly urgently needed, with Princess Margaret Hospital some 1550 kilometres away our only option. “Molly’s seizures need to be treated quickly, with a lack of oxygen to the brain and respiratory arrest a frightening reality. Our nearest air-strip was a 45 minute drive, followed by a two and a half hour plane trip with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. “Their highly qualified medical staff would administer Molly’s life-saving treatment in the air, and stabilise her until we arrived at the hospital.”

Over the following three years, Molly required 11 trips with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in order to receive life-saving specialist hospital treatment. Now seven and living in Melbourne, Molly is fortunate to have escaped the long term effect that many epileptics suffer. Annette said Molly’s case wasn’t an isolated experience, with children and the elderly particularly vulnerable in rural and remote Australia. “This’s why we are calling on Australians to ‘give a Flynn’ and donate $20, the note which features the or-

ganisation’s founder, John Flynn, to the 81-year-old Australian organisation that has been voted ‘Australia’s most trusted charity’ by independent surveys on more than one occasion,” she said. “Being responsive to the changing needs of this growing population is vitally important, and we are working hard to offer improved medical services for everyone who lives, works or travels in the bush. In recent years the Royal Flying Doctor Service has implemented a range of health initiatives including school health screening programs,

• MERCY DASH: Dr Bill Hines works on Ali mid-flight.

primary health care clinics, health education services and mental health programs. “Without the continued support of the Sunraysia community, many of these important initiatives will be unable to adequately serve the widely spread population. This is why we are working with the National Bank and urging everyone in Sunraysia to visit their local branch in May to ‘give a Flynn’ to support the RFDS.” Readers can find out more information by visiting

YOUNG James McClure is a 13-year-old who loves nothing better than helping his folks out on their Bed and Breakfast farm near Tilpa on Western NSW, and cracking his whip for tourists. James says the tourists love it, and the family always passes around the hat to raise money for the Flying Doctor. “People in the bush rely on that service,” James says, “I just never thought they would have to help me one day.” James was camping with his parents and some friends about 15km from their house, playing hide-and-seek in a fork of a four-metre high tree when he was spotted. As he started to climb down, he slipped and fell, landing on his head. James remembers lots of blood, and felt a stick embedded in the back of his head. As he ran towards his parents, he pulled it out, and the blood flowed freely. In severe pain, James put his head on his dad’s shirt to try to stop the bleeding as they sped for home. Luckily, his uncle Chris, an emergency doctor at Royal Adelaide Hospital, was staying with the family, and cleaned and tended the wound properly. “He wanted to stitch it that night, but we didn’t have any stitching gear,” James said. “There was no gear anywhere for 100kms, so at least I avoided having stitches for one night! The next day, Dad went to Wilcannia to get some stitching gear. I was scared because I had never had stitches before. “When Dad pulled up I felt like hiding. My uncle gave me six stitches. He advised Dad to take me to Broken Hill for a CT-scan because the stick went in further than he thought, and we had to call the Flying Doctor.” James and his Mum caught the plane at Tilpa and took off, but the pilot was then called to an accident at White Cliffs. They were halfway through

loading that patient when the ambulance was called to another accident. They waited 1 ½ hours for takeoff, with a full plane. James’ mother had to sit in the co-pilot seat. The other accident victims were on stretchers, James was in the ‘dicky’ chair and the nurse and doctor sat where they could. Following scans the next day, doctors told James he had a fractured skull.

• QUICK WHIP-AROUND: Young teen James McClure is glad to be back on the farm, cracking the whip for visitors to raise money for the Flying Doctor. The Flying Doctor was again called in, and he was taken to Adelaide, where a titanium plate and 16 metal screws inserted. He’s now on the road to full recovery. “Living in the bush, I’ve grown up knowing what a legend the Flying Doctor is,” James said. “My family has always supported them. Now that I’ve been a patient, I really understand how important the service is if you live far away. I’m glad I can use my whip cracking skills to raise heaps of money for the Flying Doctor – they really deserve it!


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Wentworth Shire Council DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL An application has been received for the modification of the following development approval: D.A. 153/07 PROPOSED FORTY ONE (41) LOT INDUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION LOT 1 DP 1102419 SILVER CITY HIGHWAY BURONGA The application and plans relating to this modification may be inspected at the Shire Offices, 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday and until 18/5/09. Any person, who feels that their land will be affected or who would like to make a submission regarding the above development, may lodge a written submission with the Wentworth Shire Council (PO Box 81 Wentworth 2648) before the above date.

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THE services have ended, the marches are over, our servicemen and women are resting. Last week we dedicated much of the Mildura Weekly to Anzac Day. We continue that tribute with a poem, author unknown, but which is worth sharing…

The Anzac on the wall I wandered through a country town ‘cos I had time to spare, Went into an antique shop, to see what was in there. Old Bikes and pumps and kero lamps, but hidden by it all, A photo of a soldier boy - an Anzac on the Wall. That Digger have a name? I asked. The old man answered no, The ones who could have told me mate, have passed on long ago. The old man kept on talking, and according to his tale, The photo was unwanted junk, left over from a clearance sale. I asked around, the old man said, but no one knows his face, He’s been on that wall 20 years, and deserves a better place. For someone must have loved him, it seems a shame somehow, I nodded in agreement saying well, I will take him now. My nameless Digger’s photo, was sure a sorry sight, A cracked glass pane, a broken frame - I just had to make it right. To prise the photo from its frame, I took care just in case, Cause only sticky paper, held the cardboard back in place. I peeled away the faded screed and much to my surprise, Two letters and a telegram, appeared before my eyes. The first reveals my Anzac’s name, and regiment of course, John Mathew Francis Stuart - of Australia’s own Light Horse. This letter written from the front, my interest now was keen, This note was dated August 7th, 1917. Dear Mum, it read, I’m at Khalasa Springs, not far from the Red Sea. They say it’s in the Bible - looks like a Billabong to me. My Kathy wrote I’m in her prayers, she’s still my bride to be, I just can’t wait to see you both, you’re all the world to me. And Mum you’ll soon meet Bluey, last month they shipped him out, I told him to make sure he called on you, when he is up and about. That bluey is a larrikin, we sure thought it was funny, The day he lobbed a hand grenade, into the officer’s dunny. I told you how he dragged me wounded, in from no man’s land, Stopped the bleeding… Mum he closed the wound with only his bare hand. Then he copped it at the front, from some stray shrapnel blast, It was my turn to drag him in, God I thought he wouldn’t last. When he woke up in hospital Mum, he nearly lost his mind, Cause out there on the battlefield, he’d left one leg behind. He’s been in such a bad way Mum, he knows he’ll ride no more, Like me he loves a horse’s back, he was such a champ before. So please Mum can you take him in, he’s been just like a brother, Raised in a Queensland orphanage, he’ s never known a mother. But struth I miss Australia Mum, and in my mind each day,

I’m still a mountain cattleman, on high plains far away. I’m mustering white-faced cattle, with no came humps in sight, And I waltz my make-believe Matilda, by a campfire every night. I wonder who rides Billy, and I heard the pub burnt down, I love you heaps and heaps Mum, please say g’day to all in town. The second letter I could see, was in a lady’s hand, An answer to her soldier son, somewhere in a foreign land. Her copperplate was perfect, the pages neat and clean, It bore the date November 3rd, of 1917. T’was hard enough to lose your Dad, without you at the war, I’d hoped you would be home by now - each day I miss you more. Your Kathy calls around a lot, since you have been away, To share with me her hopes and dreams, about your wedding day. And Bluey did turn up at last… what a godsend he has been, We talked and laughed for days and days, about things you’ve done and seen, He really is a comfort, and works hard around the farm, I see the same hope in his eyes that you won’t come to harm. Mc Connell’s kids rode Billy, roaming free on the mountain range, But then came a violent lightning storm, and it was really strange. Last Wednesday just on midnight, not a single cloud in sight. It raged unabated for several minutes, giving all of us all a fright, It really spooked your Billy - he screamed and bucked and reared, And then he charged the sliprail fence, which by a foot he cleared. They brought him back next afternoon, but something’s changed I fear, It’s like the day you brought him home, for no one can get near. Remember when you caught him, with his black and flowing mane? Now all our best horse breakers fear the beast, that only you could tame. That’s why we need you home son….. but then the flow of ink went dry, This letter was unfinished, and I couldn’t work out why. Until I started reading a faded transcript, letter number three, A yellow telegram delivering news, of monumental tragedy, Her son just killed in action, what pain that must have been, The same date as her letter - 3rd November, 1917. This letter which was never sent, became then one of three, She sealed behind the photo’s face - the face she longed to see. And now the town’s old timers children when John went to war, Would say no greater cattleman than he, had left the town before. They knew his widowed mother well - and with respect did tell,

How when she lost her only boy, she lost her mind as well. She couldn’t face the awful truth, to strangers she would speak, My Johnny’s at the war you know, but he’s coming home next week. They all remembered Bluey, he stayed right to the end, A staunch young man with wooden leg, became her closest friend. For he would go and find her, when she wandered, old and weak, And reply ever so softly; yes dear, John will be home next week. When she died young Bluey moved on, to Queensland some did say, I tried to find out where he went, but don’t know to this day. And Kathy never wed - a lonely spinster some found odd, Never again set foot in church she’d turned her back on God. John’s mother left no will I learned, while on my detective trail, This explains my photo’s journey, leading to that clearance sale. So I continued digging, I just had to find out more, And I found John’s name among thousands, in records of the war. His last ride proved his courage a ride that you’ll acclaim, The Light Horse Charge at Beersheba, one of everlasting fame. That last day in October, way back in 1917, At four o’clock our brave boys fell - that sad fact I did glean. Here John’s life was sacrificed, the record’s crystal clear, But 4pm Beersheba, is midnight over here....... So as John’s gallant spirit rose to cross the Great Divide, Were those lightning bolts back home a signal from the other side? Is that why Billy bolted, and went racing as in pain? Because he’d never feel his loving master, on his back again? Was it coincidental? same time same day - same date? Some proof of numerology, or just a quirk of fate? I think it’s more than that, you know, as I’ve heard wiser men, Acknowledge there are many things, that go beyond our ‘ken’. Where craggy peaks guard secrets, ‘neath dark skies torn asunder, Where hoof beats are companions, to the rolling waves of thunder. Where lightning cracks like 303’s and ricochets again, Where howling moaning gusts of wind, sound just like dying men. Mountain cattlemen swear that on their lonely alpine track, They’ve glimpsed a huge black stallion - a Light Horseman on his back. Sceptics say it’s swirling clouds, just a forming apparition, But no my friend, you can’t dismiss, all this as superstition. The desert of Beersheba - or windswept Aussie range, John Stuart rides forever there - and I don’t find that strange. Now some gaze at this photo, and they often question me, And I tell them a small white lie, and say he’s family. You must be proud of him, they say – and I tell them, one and all, That’s why he takes the pride of place - my Anzac on the Wall.

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rare river front property 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’.

Address: Lot 2 Boeill Creek Road, Buronga

Auction: Saturday 2nd May 1.00pm on site

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Table-Grape Property “Sellheim Park”, Sellheim QLD • 20km East Charters Towers & 120km NW of Townsville • 75 acres of Table-Grapes & 35 acres in production • 565 acres (229ha) cleared for cattle grazing • Water facility of 230ML earthen dam and new pump system water security Water license 350ML • 3 bdm double story house, double transportable house and 3 bay 18x6m equipment shed • Plant & equipment included: coolroom, bird netting, tractors & vehicles • Plantings: Red Globe, Dawn and Maroo. Set up for cash cropping with 9ha of Pumpkins currently planted Property has been redeveloped for the past 4 years. The areas is amongst the first Table Grape producing areas in Australia.

Friday 29th May 10.30am Venue Level 5, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ross Palmer 0428 874 788



Mildura 6 Durham Avenue What else could you need? Large 4 bedroom or 3 plus study. Big living areas including; formal lounge, 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 11.45 - 12.15 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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Auction Saturday 2nd May 1.00pm On Site View Sat 12.00 - 1.00 For Sale Now or by Auction. Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Melaleuca Heights 8 Casuarina Way

Mildura 21 Floral Avenue East

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!

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.

Sale $345,000 - $380,000 View Sat 11.00 - 11.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $160,000 - $185,000 View Sat 11.00 - 11.30 & Mon 5.00 - 5.30 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue



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Mildura 13 Sargent Street

Merbein 183 Commercial Street

Red Cliffs 6 Nulla Street

Red Cliffs 12 Westcliffs Avenue

Red Cliffs 12a Westcliffs Avenue

Mildura 8 Alkira Place

Excellent entry to the investment/first home buyer market. 3 bedrooms, terrific kitchen, spacious yard with shedding and quiet location close to sporting ovals, shops and schools. Currently leased at $200 per week.

Once you step inside you’ll know you’re home. 4BR’s, 2 bathrooms, a great kitchen, your dream shed with a bbq, bar, pot belly & outdoor decking to entertain. This home will be snapped up quickly. Inspection is a must!

This 3 bedroom home is completely renovated. New kitchen, new bathroom, re-painted & re-carpeted throughout. Great sized yard with large shed. Would make great investment with potential rent $160-$170/wk.

Huge home includes 6 bedrooms & 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.

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

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.

Sale $160,000 - $185,000 View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $159,999 View Sat 11.00-11.45 & Tue 5.30-6.30 Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $115,000 View Sat 9.30 - 10.00 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $185,000 View Sat 10.00 - 10.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers over $185,000 View Sat 10.00 - 10.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $140,000 - $160,000 View Sat 10.00 - 10.30 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Roger Walder 0417 711 217 Aaron Walder 0408 315 746

This comfortable 3 bedroom home An excellent opportunity to enter the has plenty to offer to the astute buyer. market with this very neat 3 bedroom Features include separate living, large home. Fantastic for the growing family kitchen, separate lounge with gas or first home buyers with huge yard for E and outdoor entertaining. heating and large 20 x 30 shed with ICkids PR the floor and power including an Lconcrete LISTING ISTIN REDUCED outside G toilet.

24 Street, Red Merbein 11 Jenner Wattle Street, Cliffs

$139,000 Neg $99,500


912Baylee Avenue, Mildura Sanders Street, Merbein

$149,500 $109,500

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Super Investment Property

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Character 3 bedroom home directly opposite Chaffey Park and $199,000 t, Merbein

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.

For Lease

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Comfortable Home on Acres $115,500 Roger Walder 0417 711 217 Aaron Walder N0408 EW315 746


322 FifthStreet, Street,Red Merbein 13 Cedar Cliffs

$199,000 Lot 1 (28) River Avenue Terrific investment with further development potential Lot 1 (28) Avenue consider theseRiver 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)

$179,000 $129,000

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.

11 Rusticana Court, Mildura

$259,000 $249,000

Lot 2 Box Street, Merbein

83-89 Commercial Street, Merbein


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).

$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

Block 69 Fifth St, Merbein


$149,500 Nestled deep in a quiet court in the sought after Green Vines You won’t find better value than this – Check out the features, 11 Rusticana Court, aMildura $259,000 $199,000 Estate, this 3 bedroom brick veneer and tile home represents 32 acres (12.98ha) with excellent sandy loam soil. 40 HP very attractive package. Features include great street appeal, electric pump & 25 acres of low levels & OHS. Plantings include double L.U.G, landscaped gardens (auto water system), terrific chardonnay, shiraz, pinot gris. Fully drained with besser block outdoor entertainment area, big secure back yard, wood shed and pickers quarters & 4 bay G.I shed with concrete floor & power. O.K BBQ shelter. to build (STCA). No water or working plant.

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

1/2 Acre – Close to Town

$55,000 Lot 1 Channel Road, Merbein


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

126 Chaffey Street, Merbein


Ideal Townhouse Block

Investment Opportunity


Attractive Package – Great Location

Attractive Package – Great Location


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3 Merebin Court, Merbein 21 River Avenue, Merbein

Vendor Says Sell

Comfortable Home Acres 4 Bedrooms – Bigon Block

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.

icks All The Boxes

Sale Offers over $225,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue


Great Place To Sell Start Vendor Says

9 Baylee Avenue, Mildura

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Roger Walder 0417 711 217 Aaron Walder 0408 315 746

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

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87 Commercial Street, Merbein First Home Phone 5025Opportunity 3133 Fax 5025 3139 Offers Over $90,000 3/60 Box Street, Merbein


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Issue 4 - May 2009 Monthly supplement to the Mildura Weekly


FEATURE ARTICLES Jackson Firebird (Cover Story) Jenny Manning The Yarra Valley Trio




Issue 4 - May 2009 Monthly supplement to the Mildura Weekly


The Goat Goatheard

• In Residence • Robert Watson • art+TALK

Jenny Manning

• Health & Beauty Essential

In Residence

Robert Watson Artist Profile

Antonette Zema art+TALK

Slippery Stratos

Jackson Firebird Preparing To Record Debut Album Classical Trio Is Set To Deliver Amazing Treat

Stefano de Pieri Long And Lean, On Wine He’s So Keen

• Long And Lean, On Wine He’s So Keen • 20 Ways To Use Lemons

Lyndall Vandenberg

20 Ways To Use Lemons

• Jackson Firebird preparing To Record Debut Album • Classical Trio Is Set To Deliver Amazing Treat • InReview

Cover Image: Jackson Firebird EP Cover

Contact us: 73 Orange Ave, Mildura Victoria 3500 p. (03) 5021 1777 e.

Compiled by: The Mildura Weekly Production Department

• Fashion File

GOATHEARD An entertaining light-hearted look at local people and events. Saba Saga During a recent weekend arts fest the word went out that the unthinkable was happening at a local café, bar and gallery establishment: there was goat on the menu board! The Goat approached in fear and trembling but was relieved, not to say delighted, that while goat was indeed prominent on the wall it was the subject of an affectionate poem by Italian poet Umberto Saba. Star-Struck Tartlet…Oops, Starlet The bleat on the street is that a prominent local will soon be back on our screens with a new cooking show. The Goat has extensive acting experience that she is sure would bring a certain zouz-zouz to the production and is hopeful for a part in the series, not on the menu. Tennis Tantrums Emerging from a restaurant starry-eyed and slightly off kilter from yet another encounter with Tennis Australia’s elite, The Goat awkwardly ambled smack-bang into an immovable and intimidating throng quaffing local ale in the middle of a public thoroughfare no less! And even though your sanguine narrator quickly regained her composure, not a single sympathetic glance was offered from this bevy of privileged grazers. A memo to farmer Joe: shut the gate, the herd is loose! Not to be dissuaded The Goat made a cautious return to international tennis last weekend. A fanatical fan back in the 1970s The Goat suffered a terrible disappointment when she discovered that her idol, one BJ King was in fact a Billie and not a Billy.

Giddying Gallopers Onto other sporting matters and only 5 weeks into the 2009 AFL season, The Goat has all but given up on her team of choice, ‘The Dees’. Thankfully she was rescued from the mire of the ‘G’ in the form of a VIP pass to the ‘Gee Gee’s’ courtesy of the Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival. Meanwhile, she’s assuming her invitation to judge the prestigious ‘fashions on the field’ at the forthcoming Mildura Races has been held up by snail mail? Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma….. On a recent visit to the hallowed Rio Vista The Goat’s reverie amidst the Chaffey splendour was shattered by terrible sounds. It was not the resident ghost but a misguided group meeting in secret to strum that least musical and most comical of all instruments the ukulele (quite apart from their wailing in accompaniment). And there were many of them, and their number allegedly included a certain former manager of the centre whose attempts at music were among the most dismal of the sorry bunch. More Flowers, PLEASE! With only a few more days left ‘til Mother’s Day on Sunday May 10th, The Goat is frantically, and yet again, searching for replacement flowers. Having slayed the demon chocolate urges lingering from Easter, she has, alas, succumbed to her sweet-tooth and the irresistibility of freshly cut flowers. Perhaps she should have gone with the goats-milk soap option instead. Thought for the week: Beware The Troll Under The Bridge.

Don’t forget to send your fodder to the Goat at

2009 EVENTS Murray River International Music Festival Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival Mardi Gras Street Festival Paul Kelly at Perry Sandhills Murray Darling Palimpsest

working with the community to bring everything and everyone together

Launch of Yanga National Park Matthew Barley (London) Cello Concert Mildura’s Writers Festival Mungo Youth Project

Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

In Residence

>Artist In Residence. Jenny Manning with works created while in residence at The Art Vault

Reflections of Canberra-based artist Jenny Manning Mildura has always had a romantic appeal. It is an oasis in a desert, it is the city one visits on trips across the country, it is the home of the river gum. We travelled through years ago and I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to spend a month here so that I could see more than the main street, the pollarded sugar gums and The Grand Hotel. I met up with my old friend Julie Chambers, the Director of the Art Vault, while I was working

my last few months at the National Galley prior to my retirement last October. I was wondering what to do after 24 years of teaching thousands of school children and adults to appreciate rather than deprecate the works of art on the walls. She offered me a four week residency where I could spend every day in a luxuriously appointed air conditioned studio drawing, painting, and exploring my dormant creativity. As I am coming now to the end of this month, I can say that my creativ-

ity is now profoundly awakened. I have always been interested in fibres, knots and tangled webs. Sometimes I drew them or painted them and sometimes I explored the process in three dimensional knitted fabrics. But in Mildura I discovered veins. It all started when Peter Lancaster, a master Lithographer from Melbourne was here for a couple of days printing works of art for Geoffrey Ricardo. He asked me to make a drawing on a stone. I went to the fridge and

found half a cabbage.This drawing of curved leaf forms explored the delicate structure of veins and capillaries and started me on a journey which led to drawings of placentas, foetus like forms and ambigous animal, insect, human organs. Knots and tangles are still there but are now overlaid with a deeper conceptual connection with how life is supported and how growth takes place. Who knows where this will lead, but I believe that this new direction

is a rich vein to explore. Without my enriching time here as an artist in residence I may have languished in Canberra knitting and knotting and never realising the potential of the cabbage leaf. > Jenny Manning Jenny Manningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work will be on exhibit at The Art Vault until May 10. The Art Vault is open from 10am til 5pm Wednesday - Saturday and 11am til 4pm Sunday.

Artist in Residence Marko Jakse is our artist in residence during May/June. Marko is a freelance painter based in Slovenia and many of his works centre around a figurative theme often dabbling in the surreal. He is quoted as being an observer who lucidly perceives visual, tactile values and translates them into painting material. Marko will hold an exhibition of works which he will complete whilst doing his residency in the main gallery from June 17th until the 1st of July.

Workshops Annie Day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Waterless Lithography 16th May 10am-4pm $100 Jan Melville â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Non-Toxic Etching 17th May 10am-4pm $100 Both Annie Day and Jan Melville have been printing together at the Warringah Printmakers Studio in Sydney. The techniques both printmakers use are based on chemical free, safer and environmentally friendly printing methods. The specific methods they will teach in their workshops are waterless lithography and chemical free etching.

Marko Jakse 43 Deakin Ave, Mildura | Phone: 5022 0013 | | Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm


with Brendan Lee and Kristian Haggblom

Mildura Arts Centre recently unveiled its latest exhibition, AUSTRALIA?, a contemporary video art exhibition curated by Brendan Lee and Kristian Haggblom. Both Lee and Haggblom are artists in their own right, now they have collaborated to curate AUSTRALIA? featuring the work of John A Douglas, James Newitt, Angelica Mesiti and Lane Cormick.

Describe yourself in 10 words or less BL: An ideas cyclone captured by a smiling depressive (as described by my psychiatrist). KH: Far too much energy.

Robert Watson

On The Road

For many years, Robert Watson has had a strong link with the road. Unlike Keroauc, his is not a carefree roaming along endless rivers of winding gravel looking for freedom, but a somewhat personal journey concerning themes of isolation and connection with the road and those who use it. Elaborating on his previous exhibit,‘Road Gardens’, this new installment,‘Road Gardens #2’ is an exciting continuation in his investigation of the road itself.“A road is usually open to the public for the passage of vehicles, persons and animals, often at the same time” Robert said. Following on from last years exhibition, Robert continues to explore the surface of the road “a course laid out for a particular purpose”. He continues to use objects taken from this landscape to

create his pieces including found rubber and other materials.“Because of our remotness” he said “we have a great need for the road as a means of transporting and conveying with others. It is our link. our contact.” Since winning the Eckersley Award in 2000, recognising his academic achievements, Robert’s career has continued to blossom steadily. In 2003, Robert became the first print making major to be awarded La Trobe Universities Visual Arts Graduate Studio Access Grant (VAGSAG). An Internationally recognised artist, Robert’s works are held in private collections throughout the world, including London and Dubai, not to mention being part of the permanent collection at the Mildura Arts Centre. ‘Road Gardens #2’ will be on display at Stefano’s Gallery 25 from May 8th with the exhibition to be officially opened by Julian Bowron at 6.00pm.

What is your favourite colour? BL: Yellow (Marigold). KH: Brown and Green.

Which AFL footy team do you support? BL: Footscray (begrudgingly I mean the Western Bulldogs). KH: Tigers.

Tell us about AUSTRALIA? BL: Australia is an exhibition that deals with the type of issues that Australian video art generally ignores…national identity. It’s a topic that isn’t fashionable so a lot of the artists who have jumped onto the video bandwagon are ignoring it. KH: It’s a celebration of Australia and about things that probably shouldn’t be celebrated.

What inspired you to collaborate with each other? BL: I trust Kristian and he has ten times as much energy as I do making us a great team.We’d been threatening to join forces for years and we both strongly agreed that it was time to put a decent video art exhibition out there on a theme that was unpopular yet at the core of a lot of artist’s practice. KH: A joint understanding of the importance to be critical (and a good excuse to spend a weekend together!)

Who is your favourite artist? BL: William Wegman. KH: Ah that’s tough! Constantly changing, possibly Joel Sternfeld?

Who inspires you? BL: Scott Ryan, the director of the Magician. KH: Haruki Murakami.

What is your motto? BL: Don’t make the best of a bad situation by making it worse. KH: No compromises.

What is your guilty pleasure? BL: Indomie mee goreng noodles (2 packs at a time). KH: James Squire Golden Ale.

What can’t you live without? BL: Sally Browne. KH: Humour.

What’s on your iPod at the moment? BL: Best of Masters Apprentices and Plants & Animals (it’s a shuffle). KH: Black Moth Super Rainbow.

What’s your style? BL: Scruffy military in art mode, slim Coppola for leisure. KH: ?

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? BL: John Cassavetes. KH: Jean Seberg.

What are you working on at the moment? BL: The Sentimental Blokes for Jenny Port Gallery and a novel titled ‘The Lucky Country’ to be adapted into a feature film in 2010. KH: Understanding birth. >Road Gardens #2. Works from Robert Watson’s exhibition ‘ Road Gardens #2’

AUSTRALIA? is on until May 27, 2009 at Mildura Arts Centre.

There’s more to see at your Mildura Ar ts Centre Open daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Last admissions: 4:45 pm

AUSTRALIA? 23 April - 27 May 2009

This Autumn take a walk... Gallery, Theatre, Rio Vista House, Homestead

An exhibition of contemporary video art shot from differing points and perspectives from around the country. The strengths of Australian culture are constantly being reevaluated, none more so than our obsession with defining moments in history. Exhibiting artists: Lane Cormick, John A. Douglas, Angelica Mesiti and James Newitt. Curated by Brendan Lee & Kristian Haggblom

PROSPECTS: Re-imaging gold country at Ophir & Hill End 23 April - 27 May 2009

Works on paper and photographs by Ken Orchard & Ed Douglas exploring the historic goldmining landscapes of Hill End and Ophir, sites of national importance in the history of gold-mining and visual art from the 19th century.

Yarra Trio

The Queen of Bingo

8pm, Saturday 2 May 2009

Presented by Ellis Productions

Mildura Arts Centre Gallery

8pm, Saturday 9 May 2009

The Yarra Trio burst onto the chamber music scene in 2007 and return to Mildura with numerous awards and successes.

Mildura Arts Centre Theatre

Masterclass: 5pm, Saturday 2 May 2009 contact MAC reception for more information

Where can two sisters on either side of fifty, who want to add a little zest, fun and excitement to their lives, find it? Bingo! On any Bingo night at St. Joseph’s, you can find the girls and the many off beat, colourful regulars we meet through the eyes of Sis and Babe.

199 Cureton Avenue Mildura Phone (03) 5018 8330 Bookings: Mildura Arts Centre Phone: (03) 5018 8330 Mildura Visitor Information Centre Phone: (03) 5018 8376

Jackson Firebird Preparing To Record Debut Album Sunraysia rockers Jackson Firebird are working hard on material for their first full-length studio album. When the Mildura Weekly last caught up with the band about 12 months ago, guitarist Brendan Harvey and drummer Dale Hudak had just won the WOTNEXT Industry Choice award and released its debut EP, Bottlebin. The title track was then produced as a video clip. It was then out of the

studio and onto the road as the band played at some of the biggest music festivals and venues in the nation, alongside many of Australia's leading acts, most recently at the Byron Bay Bluesfest. Along the way, the duo have amassed a growing legion of fans and numerous awards and accolades. They include Brendan winning the International Guitar Festival major award in Adelaide recently, and the band's video clip, Bottlebin, being voted Best Independent Clip

of the week on the ABC's Rage music program. The clip has also been doing the rounds on pay-tv music program Channel V, on the Channel U show, which is a show where viewers and listeners vote via sms or email for their favourite clip. The Jackson Firebird clip has been consistently voted in the top 10. According to the band's manager, negotiations are now underway for the clip to be shown regularly on Channel Vs other programs, which will expose the Sunraysia boys to even more potential fans. With 12 months of touring and

playing behind them, the pair is now set to enter the studio to record their first full-length effort. Brendan and Dale are hoping to begin recording their debut album in July or August, possibly in Adelaide, with a release date some time in either spring or summer. The album is not expected to include any of the songs released on the Bottlebin EP, though it will include some of the band's older material which hasn't made it to disc, such as the popular Red Hair. An album title, and the number of tracks is still to be decided. Jackson Firebird will play in Mil-

dura at the Sandbar on May 16 as part of the Soundsytes Charity Concert, which raises money for the Royal Society for the Blind.

Classical Trio Is Set To Deliver A Musical Treat

Sunraysia is set to play host to one of the most popular classical trios in Australia. The Yarra Trio, which (in its current guise) formed in 2009, comprises Jess Ipkendanz (violin), Chris Howlett (cello) and Stefan Cassomenos (piano), who will play two performances at the Mildura Arts Centre – one today, Proms for Preps, and one tomorrow, a masterclass and recital. The dynamic trio have been making waves ever since they formed at the beginning of the year and have already earned a long list of accolades in just a few short months. They’ve played at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Music Lunch Hour Concert series, and been broadcast on the ABC’s Classic FM program numerous times among other high profile appearances and performances. The Yarra Trio has also sold out the edgy ‘fortyfive downstairs’ venue (in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane) on five occasions and already toured extensively throughout regional Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. The youngest member of the group, Jess, started her musical journey at eight

years of age, when she started learning the violin. By the time she turned 15 she knew she wanted to make a career out of her music and quit traditional education to study full-time at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music. She has since completed a degree in music, graduating as the top performance student in her class. Jess has since taken on a diverse range of musical styles including classical, jazz, world, new music and improvisation. Five years ago, she recorded her first solo album, Love Song, which showcased her skills not only on the violin, but on piano and vocals. She’s since performed those works in Japan, Germany, Denmark and Italy, before joining the Trio. Chris Howlett, meanwhile, on the cello, is an accomplished performer who has twice won the Youth of Excellence Award for his musical prowess. He was awarded the Music Lover’s Society Scholarship in 2007, the Nickson Travelling Scholarship and the Gwen Proktor Violoncello Prize. Chris has played extensively in orchestras, including the Melbourne University Or-

chestra, the Northern Italy Youth Orchestra and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic. He’s also played solo in Milan, Rome, Paris and Estonia. Stefan Cassomenos, on the piano, has equally impressive credentials, taking out the Australian National Piano Award in 2006. He’s played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria and has performed as a soloist in St Petersberg, Tallinn,Warsaw, Krakow,Athens, Rome and Milan and many other countries and cities in Europe. The first Sunraysia audiences to take in the magic that is the Yarra Trio will be the district’s younger music listeners, as the Proms for Preps concert gets underway from 8pm. The Proms for Preps initiative is part of the Trio’s educational program, aimed at encouraging and educating the next generation of musicians and audiences. The program has earned the group a Knowledge Transfer Grant from the University of Melbourne to continue to the program this year. For the more mature audiences, tomorrow’s performance will get underway from 5pm.

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In “Together Through Life,” the latest missive issued from his woodshed out in Malibu, the bard of America calls up some obvious influences. Bob Dylan has said this album was inspired by midcentury Chess and Sun label recordings, and indeed, the hearty ghosts of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf stomp through most tracks, with Doug Sahm and Edith Piaf stopping in for a dance or two. But John Bunyan? Leave it to Dylan to pull up some really old roots. Bunyan’s 1679 “A Treatise of the Fear of God” may or may not be the inspiration for “Forgetful Heart,” the most ominous song on this mostly romping collection. Dylanologists, such as the historian Sean Wilentz, have noted that “the fourth part of the day” that Dylan gently intones about in “I Feel a Change Coming On” refers to an Old Testament passage (Nehemiah 9:3, for the curious) about penitence and paying Heaven its due. Chasing allusions is half the fun of listening to Dylan’s music. On “Together Through Life,” the other half involves plainer pursuits, shaking a tail feather and shouting along. Both tossed off and carefully designed to feel that way,“Together Through Life” was recorded with cronies including Tom Petty’s longtime guitarist Mike Campbell and Los Lobos co-founder David Hidalgo, whose Creole-Latino accordion playing sets the mood throughout. Dylan’s lyrics employ the old blues technique of finding the soul in the jellyroll -- using tales of love and sex to get to deeper matters of mortal bondage and spiritual transcendence. It’s a trick he’s used throughout his career, but here his touch is particularly light. With such titles as “Shake Shake Mama” and “It’s All Good,” some feel a little hackneyed at first. Repeated listening peels off the layers, but Dylan’s singing, especially frog-ified to pay tribute to the “raw” in early rock, reminds us to not get too serious.“It’s all good,” Dylan says while documenting the apocalypse in the roadhouse stomp that closes the album. Take this old bluesman any way you want to, baby, and be glad he’s still here -- Ann Powers

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He has to duck to get through most doorways.We know Bruce Spence as one of the stars of Stork, and Mad Max…Stefano knows him as a former house-mate, party-goer and partner-in-crime in a not-so-successful grape-growing venture…

Long And Lean, On Wine He’s So Keen I was pleasantly surprised recently to receive a social visit from the Australian actor Bruce Spence and his wife Jenny. Readers may recall him as the character in the film Stork, one of the very early Australian films in the 70’s. Bruce has been in many TV mini-series, and one role he is remembered for was the man on the ‘chopper’, dropping snakes from above in the film Mad Max. Bruce and Jenny and I used to share a house in Brunswick when I was a secondary student there, almost straight off the boat. On Friday evenings we used to go shopping on Sydney Road, which was then teeming with people, because that’s when people used to shop in shops, not in huge under covered supermarket things. Bruce is very tall and I am very short, so we must have made quite an impression on people. I remembered going past the Albion Hotel diagonally opposite the old Brunswick Town Hall, and some old blokes outside the pub were looking at us, rather bemused. One of the onlookers rather laconically exclaimed: “Geez, I wouldn’t wait for him… he’s too long”. Bruce had some influence on my enthusiasm for wines. He belongs to a Kiwi family who has long been involved in the wine industry. In fact, the family originates in part from the former

Yugoslavia, which is where they got their winemaking skills. One day Bruce and I decided that we would plant a vineyard near Castlemaine where he and Jenny had purchased a small block in the bush not far from town.We selected a slope and proceeded to dig holes and drop in about 250 vines. It was cold, it was raining and we felt satisfied after a very wet, long and hard day. Little did we know that at bud burst the vines would disappear, chewed up by the local tribe of kangaroos! Farming of any kind is best left to those who know…it’s a lesson I quickly learnt! We planted – or should I say “wasted” – chardonnay vines.We thought they’d go well in a reasonably cool area.We weren’t that wrong in theory, but we will never know in practice. What I do know is that Victoria is a very good State for chardonnay. Chardonnay has come under pressure somewhat in recent years, mostly because of the Sav Blanc craze, but it is a variety that has consistently delivered, in our region {surprisingly, because here we are hot) and in cooler areas of Australia, and Victoria in particular. I recently tasted some chardonnay from Bindi and from Kooyong Estate, and was actually very moved. I am not going to use the column to give you blow by blow accounts of what I have tasted, because it is not the purpose of this writing, and the point I want to make is something else…


on a dollar for dollar basis, good Australian chardonnays are amazing value when compared to Burgundies, which are supposed to be the benchmark wines for that variety. If you know this already, well and fine, but if you are remotely interested go and explore the better Australian chardonnays and try some French ones. The wine industry is going to suffer badly in the next 12 months and beyond.The cheaper end is where people concentrate on, as is natural. It would be a pity if some of our finer producers were damaged by a combination of drought, recession and fires. Call me silly, but you may do a lot of good by buying some good chardonnay from fire or drought-affected areas (say Mornington and Yarra Valley) rather than donate money and goods.These producers need to move stock, keep people employed and keep local economies alive. I have made enough deposits at the bank for the fire appeal: now I am heading straight to the bottle shop to buy some excellent chardonnay! If you cannot really afford a good ‘chardy’ go for a totally different wine style: drink Moscato and be happy. Moscato is a low

right here in Australia, I mean.Yes, Asti Riccadonna, which has always been bad-mouthed by wine snobs, is Moscato through and through. It is a little higher than usual in alcohol – around 8 percent, a concession to the Australian palate, but moscato it is. I remember how amused the members of a distinguished local wine and food organisation were when I poured them a glass of Asti Riccadonna to accompany their dessert. They thought I was kidding. Australian moscatos are here, and are destined to stay. Long live diversity.

alcohol wine with a little bubble in it and some sweetness. Trentham Estate makes one, and so does Brown Brothers. It is a good drink when you need something refreshing. It works well as an aperitif, a mid-afternoon or late night drink. At 5 percent alcohol or just above it is great with fruit salads, cream and pastry desserts and much more. Moscato is fashionable now, but it has always been here, >Bruce Spence: Iconic Australian actor Bruce Spence in a scene from the cult film Mad Max 2.



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This spacious 3 bedroom plus study, new carpet, renovated ensuite to master bedroom, raked ceilings, tiled traffic This superbly presented ashlar brick town house is centrally located a few minutes walk to shops. Features include areas, solid timber kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of bench space. boasts a paved undercover entertaining area, 2 bedrooms with built in robes, semi ensuite, open plan living, evaporative & 2x split system air conditioners, bay tradesman shed with concrete floor & power connected & all this set on a huge fully fenced allotment in the heart of window, security doors, front & rear verandahs & carport. It’s a beauty! popular Gol Gol. This property also has the added advantage of being within 200 meter’s of the Gol Gol boat ramp.

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Extensive renovations are nearing completion on this stunning family home. Features include large master bedroom with ensuite & BIR, large study with separate entrance for the work at home professional, 2 remaining bedrooms include BIR’s, spacious formal lounge, chefs kitchen with all new appliances & family/meals area. Set on a huge fully fenced allotment with established gardens & a double lock up carport.

A Happy Home A Handy Position

If peace and quiet are what you want, this is your ideal home. No through traffic, secure yard and great shedding complete this family friendly home. - Great open plan living - Seperate lounge - Formal dining - W.I.R. to great size main bedroom If you want privacy and security, you can’t go past this opportunity.

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Built for the growing family 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. Outside is the 21x21 shed complete with power & concrete floor, secure yard & pool just perfect for summer.

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$215,000 - $235,000 Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


Lot 24 River Road

Tree Framed River Views

Great Location

Complete Makeover

Tastefully decorated is this charming 3 bedroom weather board home in the heart of Mildura. This home boasts many features including 11’ ceilings, separate lounge with open fireplace & large bedrooms with BIR’s. With off street parking & neat tidy verandahs this home would be ideal for the first home owner or those looking for a low maintenance life style.

Feature filled 3 bedroom home walking distance to all Irymple’s facilities; offers 2 separate large living rooms, updated kitchen with electric cooking with dw & adjoining dining area. Extras include ducted evap 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.

Renovated 3 bed conite home - new bathroom, toilet and laundry, updated kitchen - gas stove r/hood etc, pol. floors new tiling and vinyl, gas htr & air cond. in lounge, freshly painted in and out, double carport (tandem), shed with rear lane access. Currently leased at $160 per week

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Affordable Inner City

$165,000 Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Chris Hill 0431 378 202


32 Avocado Street

Ideal First Home Or Investment

$160,000 - $180,000 Sun 11.00 - 11.30am Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Red Cliffs

37 Boobook Avenue

$110,000 - $125,000 By Appointment Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Red Cliffs

20 Leach Road

First Home Buyer Bonanza

Rustic Style

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 & fully renovated bathroom. Your change in lifestyle awaits you & with a private rural outlook this home is not expected to last long.

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 & transport. You’ll love it!

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 3000sqm with ample water storage.

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...

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$320,000 By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


59 Hector Street

Offers Over $140,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


3 Hector Street

$220,000 - $240,000 By Appointment Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


3/354 Walnut Avenue

$135,000 - $155,000 Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


24 Sharland Street

Good Rental Property

First Home? Limited Finance?

Great West Side Location

Mildura’s Cheapest Westside Home

Securely leased for $185 per week this neat, comfortable 3 bedroom home offers a great opportunity to investors contemplating buying a rental property. Features include air con, natural gas heating, internal laundry & toilet, 9’ ceilings with ornate cornice & good size enclosed backyard with garage/shed. Located close to schools & sporting ovals.

Ideal first home or start for investor. Compact, beautifully maintained and genuine value buying. Features include 2 bedrooms plus study or 3rd bedroom, solid brick construction, new carpets & large lounge. Outside boasts a large fully fenced yard with workshop & lock up carport. All this in a convenient location.

This property is just right for the first home buyer. Nothing to spend on interior or grounds. Affordable west side location, close to public transport & schools, unit features 2 bedrooms with BIR, open plan kitchen/meals area, large living room & has recently painted. Undercover parking, low maintenance yard with garden shed & natural gas heater. Previously rented at $160.00 per week.

Offers 3 bedrooms, lounge plus kitchen on a good sized allotment on our popular Westside. Currently enjoys a top quality tenant on periodical lease at $170.00 p.w - would love to stay. Makes for a great investment or value packed first home

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$155,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860 Stockdale &

$140,000 - $150,000 Sat 9.45 - 10.15am Jason Lawler 0417 248 002 Sam Boake 0400 658 461

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$135,000 Sat 10.45 - 11.15am Chris Hill 0431 378 202

Price Inspect Contact

$135,000 - $155,000 By Appointment Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

believes this information is correct but it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information.You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

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Good Speculative Buy

Big House, Big Block

Located in a high profile area of town this modern retail premise of approximately 60m2 offers investors an exceptional opportunity to get into the commercial market. The freehold is being sold with vacant possession, the existing tenant may stay if required (currently paying $845 per month).

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.

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.

Thriving general store with various new appliances & catering for all needs including fuel sales, alcohol sales, hot take away food sales, newspapers & magazines, bait, ice, etc. Also including separate 3 bed residence plus 2 bed mobile home (currently leased at $150 per week). Extras include split system r/cycle air con, 4 bay shed, outdoor living area, est gardens. All this & more situated on well over ½ acre & just a short stroll to river.

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Price: $250,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

$125,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


Cnr Cowanna & Yelta

As New Townhouse

Offers Over $150,000 Sun 12.00 - 12.30pm Ian Miers 0428 586 205


94 School Road

$145,000 - $155,000 Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


37 Neilpo Street

Merbein South

Seventh Street

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%

Budget Buying At It’s Best

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!

Nestled Beside A Bush Landscape

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.

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Invest Or Live In

First Class Dried Fruit Holding

$580,000 By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

$189,000 By Appointment Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

$130,000 ono Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm Ian Miers 0428 586 205

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 mega litres of irrigation water & the option to lease the adjoining bush land. All services available.

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

Stockdale & Leggo believes this information is correct but it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information.You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

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The Victorian Premier, John Brumby, recently announced that there will be no tax relief in


the upcoming State Budget. The Premier revealed that throughout this financial year State revenue has declined by about $2 billion, which has been primarily due to the global financial

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about 25 per cent. The State Government is heavily reliant on stamp duty revenue and the global financial downturn has highlighted that relying on volatile tax base can lead to a dramatic downturn in consolidated in state revenue. One of the recommendations that the REIV has presented as part of its pre-budget submission is that the

Repayments based on a 30 year loan term, with 5% deposit, at an interest rate of 5.06%* per annum to approved purchasers. * Fees and charges apply. Terms and conditions available on application.

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48 Jamieson Spectacular familyAvenue home $178,550 Phone to Inspect This modern family home with expansive use of stunning floor tiles and cathedral ceilings will catch your Low Maintenance, High on attention offering plenty ofFeatures wow factor. With large lounge, dining and open plan family room overlooking the Beautifully located overlooking the bowling greens an easy stroll tobedrooms shops, boasting spacious open outdoor living and open rear gardens. The home alsoand boasts 3 generous and 2 bathrooms andplan is living, walking gourmetdistance kitchen of with split system air conditioning. within thestainless river andsteel lockappliances island. Oneincluding not to bedishwasher, missed. Both bedrooms large with BIRs and ceiling fans, ideally positioned to the stunning two way bathroom. For Sale Kevin Forbes are 0419 596 711 Outside enjoys a double garage and a sunny courtyard garden. For Sale Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035


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Phone to Inspect $495,000 Lot 5 Walnut Avenue Low Maintenance, High on Features Phone to Inspect Located overlooking Luxury Plus Style the bowling greens and an easy stroll to shops, boasting spacious open plan gourmet kitchen stainless steel appliancesmain including dishwasher, This living, magnificent home of 38with squares boasts 4 bedrooms, with huge ensuitesplit andsystem WIR, BIRs air Both bedrooms are large with BIRs room, and ceiling fans, ideally positioned to thetop. to conditioning. the others, separate formal lounge room, leisure dream kitchen, with stone bench stunning two waysteel bathroom. Outside enjoys apantry. doubleThe garage andliving a courtyard Quality stainless appliances and butlers alfresco featuresgarden. stunning cedar Richard WyattAbsolute 0414 600 035 inspect today. For Sale lined ceilings. 5 star, Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 For Sale





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$512,000 $480,000 10 Hyder Drive $269,500 32 Canterbury Drive Phone to Inspect Phone to Inspect When your family deserves the best Stunning Designer Home Once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a first class lifestyle. This top quality home, located in Open the front door and WOW, be impressed by the style and quality of this super home. Boastone of Mildura’s best streets has it all, 4 large bedrooms & ensuite, polished Murray Pine flooring separate formal lounge, granite gourmet kitchen, super spacious family room, 3 bedrooms, boards, split level living, separate formal lounge & dining large family room, solid timber chefs 2 bathrooms, 2 outdoor living areas and landscaped gardens with fully automated watering kitchen, 4 stunning bay windows, huge landscaped gardens & much more. system. Style quality and value. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 346580 For Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 370864 For Sale Sale





$290,000 $190,000 $270,000 38 36Lemon Hecter Avenue Street Phone to Inspect Inspect Phone to Pretty As A Picture Commercial Opportunity Best house in the street shop with so extras,location, 3 large bedrooms and 2asliving areas plus delightful Approx 315m2 freehold in many very central currently used continental grocery out door set incool immaculate gardens. Reverse cycle and ample evap. cooling, gas heating store, priceliving includes room, rear lane access for deliveries, parkingnatural and excellent and hot water. Lots of shedding and rear access to parkland. exposure. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Kevin For Sale Sale Web IdForbes 3481910419 596 711Web Id 356204 For

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Open Saturday 11:30am - 12noon Lot1Home Old Calder First BuyersHigh MustWay Inspect Today Phone to Inspect | Auction Friday 22ndGrant”? May, 2pm@ Mildura Conference Room Do you qualify for the “First Home Buyers This 3Hotel bedroom home is the perfect starter. The Ultimate Eco Friendly Located in a central tree linedLifestyle street, the home offers open plan living with wood heater, Approx.evap. 1718 acres of mainly Mallee bushland, 12kmswith fromstorage, the mighty Murray River, fantasducted cooling. Enjoy native the immaculate ¼ acrejust gardens shed and separate tic 50’ x 60’for shed with power and water, unit watertime allowance per day) workshop the handyman. There is 2no better to buy(200 yourgallons first home thanfrom the Mournpall present. Water Users Association 3 water For Sale Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 tanks. or Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 365774 Superb seclusion, the perfect getaway. MUST BE SOLD Auction Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 352289


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Phone to Inspect | Auction Friday 22nd May, 2pm@ Hotel Mildura Conference Room $386,000 961 Fifteenth Street The Ultimate Eco Friendly Lifestyle Phone to Inspect Approx. 1718 acres of mainly native Mallee Smart Architecture = Stunning Familybushland, Home just 12kms from the mighty Murray River, fantastic 50’ x 60’ shed with with power and water,living 2 unitareas waterand allowance (200 gallons per aday) fromkitchen Mournpall Quality built home 2 separate family room. Boasting luxury Water Users Association 3 water tanks. with 900mm upright stainless steel oven, dish washer and microwave, 4 large bedrooms all Subject to section 173ensuite.Tiled planning & environment Act with 1987spa bath, ducted heating and cooling, with BIR’s, main with family bathroom Auction Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 352289 double garage, covered outdoor living and landscaped gardens For Sale Judy Aitken 0418 502 302


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$239,000 3 Mellis Street $215,000 7E Sirius Court & Sunday 1:00-1:30pm Open Saturday Phone to Inspct Hard To Find - Easy To Own Serious Value Here! This solid brick home with bull nose verandah & circular drive, featuring standard roses and This one ticks all the boxes. Huge living area with imposing kitchen, 2 bathrooms, BIRs in all 3 spectacular frangipanis, boasts 3 large bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite, BIRs to all other bedbedrooms, ducted evap cooling and gas heating, double garage with auto door, 2 outdoor enrooms. The large tiled family room has combustion heating & the lounge/dining has gas heattertaining area’s, large tool shed/workshop plus low maintenance gardens that guarantee you a ing. With carport, garden shed and work shop this home would suit a large family or tradesman relaxed lifestyle in an area close to hospitals, schools and golf course. Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711 For Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 365872 For Sale Sale


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$220,000 $209,950 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









$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 Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 314595





$386,000 961 Fifteenth Street Open Saturday 12:30-1:00pm 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 Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

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Lot 1 Etiwanda Ave- UNDER OFFER Merbein South - 2ac,1.5mgl & town water $70,000 Mildura South – 9 ¼ acres just $126,000 New Estate – prime location for $69,500 Gol Gol – 1 ½ acres in new river front subdivision $199,000 *Subject to eligibility

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$245,950 140 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

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$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

$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. Graeme Roper 0429 824 008 Web Id 359361


$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

$215,000 7E Sirius Court Phone to Inspect 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







$269,500 32 Canterbury Drive Open Saturday 10:30-11:00am 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




From $79,500 Walnut Avenue ( Sunraysia Village) 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




$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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These properties have been hand selected by Management as the best value in their price range. REDUCED!!!

Ideal Family Home


• 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 Open: Saturday 9.30-10.00am Internet PID: 318584 Open: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm

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





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: Friday 10.30-11.00am

•4 bedroom brick veneer with ensuite •2 separate living areas •Stunning kitchen, skylight, storage draw •Quality window blinds & timber shutters


AUCTION - Supurb Central Location

•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 10.45-11.15am




•Large allotment, approx. 894m2 •Fabulous low maintenance gardens •Rain water tanks to gardens & fridge •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


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

Dyar Ave


NEW LISTING AUCTION - Moving Interstate, Better Hurry!


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

$199,000 AUCTION-CBD Townhouse ESR $170,000-$185,000

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


Vineyard with City Views $250,000



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



AUCTION - See It & You’ll Buy It!!!

•Conveniently located •Lovely new bathroom •Fully renovated 3 BR plus study •Natural gas heater, outdoor e/taining •New timber kitchen with gourmet stove •Huge car, boat or caravan storage area •Polished floorboards, high ceilings •Great shed with power For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 23rd May, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 3 Lubbo Street K6 Internet PID: 329830



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 - Buy Block, Re-locatable For Free •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 Open: Saturday 10.30-11.00am


AUCTION - Stunning ESR $240,000-$260,000


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.

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

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 30th May, 2009 at 11.00am Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 1 Newman Close I15 Internet PID: 329436 Open: Saturday 1.45-2.15pm


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 enterIRYMPLE taining area, heated in-ground pool, AUCTION- Luxury Country Living on 2750m2 approx synthetic tennis court, 2 car garage, •Fantastic large L-shaped 4 bedroom •Approx 2750m2 allotment 2 reverse cycle units & in-floor heating, all set on 5000m2 •2 large separate living areas, ensuite •Separate office/rumpus room of beautifully landscaped allotment. •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 6th June, 2009 at 1.00pm For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 23rd May 2009 at 12.00noon Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 429 Koorlong Ave (between Eleventh & Fourteenth Street) Address: 22 Moddikerr Way Open: Saturday 4.00-4.30pm Internet PID: 307689 Open: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Internet PID: 329481

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

*ESR - Estimated Selling Range


5021 1900


AUCTION - Your Very Own Resort

•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

1/5/09 - Mildura Weekly




roccisano property group NEW LISTING



Lankmark Restaurant

$139,000 + SAV

• Recently refurbished, seats 40-50 • Bar & waiting area • Private upstairs facilities • Significant clientele via Great • High exposure Deakin Ave location Western Motel (4 &1/2 Star) • Spacious kitchen / staff facilities • Genuine sale reason

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 244 Deakin Avenue I7 Internet PID: 330143


AUCTION - Character On Jacaranda


WOW! Approx 40 squares on 1/2 Acre $459,000

•Yes - it’s time to sell •Floating floor boards & woodwork to •Spacious 4 bedroom plus study extensive slate & paving •This home will impress with it’s size •This is without a doubt one of the best •Stunning design & features valued properties on the market 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


If it’s character and charm you’re after in a home then this exceptional property has just that. Comprising of three generous size bedrooms, loft ceilings, stunning polished hardwood timber floors, open fire place, evap cooling and has had improvements to the property in recent times. The home is surrounded by a beautiful garden setting and has a good size shed with power connected. Rear lane entry is just another great feature that this property has on offer. All this set on approx 800m2 allotment, only walking distance to the CBD area of Red Cliffs. If it’s character you’re after then make sure you visit us on Jacaranda. An inspection will surely impress.

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 Open: Saturday 11.00-11.30am

Blue Chip Commercial Investment

COMMERCIAL DIVISION An absolutely rare opportunity to acquire a prime Langtree Avenue property, securely leased to the Government.


Majestic Water Front Land


Is this Mildura’s Best Home Site?

This property boasts a high profile corner location and Government tenant.

• 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

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 Land Size - 1900.8 square metres Gross Building Size - 1416 square metres Rental Increases - to CPI This really is an opportunity of a life time.

PRICE SLASHED Must Sell 4 Bedroom Bargain



• 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

For a detailed Property Report MILDURA Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 158-164 Langtree Avenue Internet PID: 328538

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

Contact Tony Roccisano 0418 205 101


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


$176,000 Great Investment/First Home

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

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

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

InnerCity Location



• 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 Open: Saturday 11.45-12.15pm Internet PID: 320153

Open: Saturday 11.00-11.30am

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



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

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 233 Eighth Street F4 Open: Saturday 10.15-10.45am Internet PID: 325351

5021 1900



Mildura Weekly - 1/5/09


roccisano property group




Character & Nature at its Best

ESR $260,000-$280,000

Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 880 Cureton Avenue Internet PID: 316338

A Connoisseur’s Classic...

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


The refurbishment of this classic master piece was carried out with no regard to Discover this charming cottage only expense . The result is acclaimed by all who have seen inside this elegant dignified 800 meters from the scenic lookout residence. overlooking Kings Billabong. Complete with every sought after feature including; open fireplaces, fancy cornices 12 foot high ceilings, stunning new kitchen, reverse cycle air conditioning, beautifully Set amongst extensive irrigated grained polished floor boards, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, stunning formal dingardens on a ½ acre allotment that ing room, open plan family room, immaculate fully established gardens, the list goes is fringed by well established trees on and on. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. attracting lots of bird life. Completely renovated to offer A landmark property known as the ‘Mansell’ family home is set on huge allotment three bedrooms, large living areas, with river only a stone throw from the front yard and boasts one of Mildura’s best lovely outdoor entertaining area addresses. and more. For further details call Tony Roccisano, the Prestige Specialist. For further details call Tony Roccisano on 0418 502 101. Contact: Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101 Address: 269 Cureton Avenue Open: Saturday 12.45-1.15pm Internet PID: 313703 Open: Saturday 11.00-11.30am


Very, Very Affordable





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

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

Open: Saturday 1.15-1.45pm


BIG is Beautiful - 4000m2 Allotment

All the room you could ever want and brimming with quality. A superior residence in the quietest neighbourhood and walking distance to Kings Billabong.

Family Living

• 3 Bedroom with built-in robes • 2 Bathrooms • Fully appointed kitchen • Separate lounge area



• Open plan living • Secure yard on good size allotment • Close to 15th St. shopping precinct • Transport at your doorstep

Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: 599 Etiwanda Avenue L11 Internet PID: 316339

Open: Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

BOZZI HEIGHTS a level above the rest!

Is this the best subdivision in Mildura?


$5,000 OFF LISTED PRICE • Choose your own builder • First Home Buyers Grant applies • Naturally elevated allotments • House plans available

Allotments Priced from $60,000

Agent on site Saturday 9am

5021 1900

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

Inspection will surprise. Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 710 Cureton Avenue Internet PID: 316491

Open: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm



With the proposed Solar Power Station we are expecting unprecedented demand for real estate with-in the Red Cliffs precinct. Stage 1 of Immacolata Heights offers extreme value and has been priced to sell. Prices will increase on subsequent stages as Stage 1 prices can’t be maintained at these low prices. The developers are offering Stamp Duty rebates to the first 5 lucky purchasers and building terms are also available to investors. • Priced from $56,000 McCracken Homes Agent on site • Lots Sizes to Suit House & Land Packages Saturday • Generous Developers Rebates Available From $234,000 for Stamp Duty (TAP) 12:30-1.00pm • Protective Covenants Indi Avenue • $29,000 Building Grants (TAP) (Just before Cocklin Ave) • Builders Terms Available • All Services Available FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT Gary Castleman 0419 548 922 or Peter White 0407 212 850

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


This outstanding five bedroom plus study home has three bathrooms, three separate living areas, formal dining room, alfresco outdoor entertainment area, huge 20m x 10m x 3.5m high shed, fully automatic irrigated gardens located in the prestigious Forester Estate, Nichols Point. Grand is the only way to describe this spectacular residence.

1/5/09 - Mildura Weekly

Pawson Avenue Sunnycliffs

Hoyles Road Yelta

534 Ontario Avenue, Mildura


Alkira Place Mildura

7 Cherry Avenue, Mildura








Open Saturday 10.30 - 11.00

Open Saturday 10.45 - 11.15



Quality, class and spacious living are high on the agenda in this classic Dunning built home. Featuring Location is the key to this character weatherboard home with polished timber floors, ensuite and 3brs, main with WIR and ensuite, formal lounge, stunning kitchen, with all the mod cons, rev/cyc newly extended family living and kitchen overlooks landscaped gardens. Formal lounge which has for heating and cooling and natural gas connected. All you have to do is move in. Enjoy this A1 home been used as bedrooms. Opposite Arts Centre, walk to lock and river, perfect position. This is a must in an A1 location. see. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30 days

Auction Saturday 9th May at 11am on site

Auction: Saturday May 2nd at 11am on site

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

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

574 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura

185 Flora Avenue, Cabarita

Open Saturday 11.15 - 11.45

Open Saturday 1.00 - 1.30



Just short of an acre of rural land, sits this refurbished 3 bedroom family home offers, new floor This character filled weatherboard home has been fully restored to reflect its history. Positioned coverings, new kitchen, painted throughout, complete with fully fenced pool, chooks pens and stock perfectly between 15th & 16th Street and only 1km to Centro Plaza. You couldn’t want for any pens, 20x20 shed and established trees complete this rural lifestyle home. The tennis court has been more. Property features include 3 bedrooms + study, open family room, original Murray & Baltic pine started. A must see! boards, lead light and loads more. Dont miss the opportunity to purchase a piece of history. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30 days

Auction: Saturday 16th May 2009 at 11am on site


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

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

374 Fifth Street, Merbein

9 Harmony Drive, Mildura G





Open Saturday 11.30 - 12.00

PERIOD CHARM Period charm plus exciting renovation creates superior living in this grand period solid brick home in quiet rural location set on over 1 acre offering a fantastic lifestyle opportunity. Features 12’ ceilings, ornate cornices, open fire places, polished timber floors, flexible family plan, large verandahs. You will be in awe of this beautifully restored homestead!

HARMONY AWAITS Beautifully presented brick veneer 3 bedroom + study, ensuite, large formal lounge, stunning pitched outdoor living with pattern paved pathways, sheltering verandah on north side, low mainteannce gardens, double garage in friendly neighbourhood, walk to Centro.



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

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or





Open Wed 6.15 - 7.00

21 Ularara Drive, Mildura PRESTIGE LIVING

Breath taking value, boasting 4 bedrooms, formal lounge, timber gourmet kitchen and 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 or Tim Leng 0408 133 326 or

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


Open Wed 6.15 - 7.00

2 Mayan Court, Mildura CONCOURSE CONDITION

Just listed, this faultless 3 bedroom + study home will suit new home buyers looking for quality and space. Modern country style with 2 living areas, dining, plus outdoor living area. Main bedroom has WIR and ensuite. Large study would suit 4th bedroom, timber kitchen with dishwasher and pantry, natural gas heating and evaporative cooling, formal entry. Perfect gardens with 6x6 shed in back yard with floor and power.


Contact: Graham Hill 0408 992 242 or

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Mildura Weekly - 1/5/09

Boomerang Court Mildura

Bromley Road Robinvale

Lot 2 Cowra Avenue, Mildura

453 Channel Road, Merbein G







Rowe Street Robinvale




Open Tuesday 5.00 - 5.30



What a stunning Metricon home set on 2 acres of cleared land! Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge games room, sitting room, amazing kitchen with butlers pantry and the list goes on! Why build when all the hard work has been done! * Corner of 5th Street and Channel Road, Merbein

Located in Cowra Avenue on the fringe of Mildura is this sensational 8 acre allotment. Complete with a 20x60 shed, power & flooring this property provides numerous opportunities for the farmer, developer or a sensational location to build your dream home in space!



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

Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711 or

3/155 Darling Street, Wentworth

416 Dairtnunk Avenue, Cardross G










Open Saturday 12.45 - 1.30




With 11 foot ceilings and polished floorboards this home offers charm and comfort for the whole family, with 3 bedrooms plus a mezzanine floor and walk-in robe to master. Separate lounge & formal dining, gourmet galley style kitchen with timber bench tops, new gas stove & dishwasher plus pantry, all adjoining open meals/living room. Year round comfort is assured with slow combustion or gas heating options plus new evaporative cooler. Low maintenance garden with large shady trees, extensive paving, wide verandahs and outdoor entertaining area with your very own hot tub! Shed, rear lane access & town water. 10 minute drive to Centro Plaza.

Double storey townhouse offers 3 bedrooms and modern bathroom downstairs, spacious living and open kitchen with decked balcony offering views of the Murray River. Single carport landscaped gardens with direct access to river front on 900m2 allotment freehold.


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


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 or

Princes Court Village, Thirteenth Street, Mildura

1/174 Olive Grove, Mildura

Open Saturday 10.00 - 10.30

STAGE 4 - ONLY THREE LEFT! Princes Court Village - Stage 4 development now completed with 11 more independent living units of which 8 have been SOLD. Dont miss the opportunity to reside in this popular retirement village. Call now for a private inspection.

INNER CITY VALUE AND SPACE 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 @ $200 per week. Low maintenance gardens, single lock up garage. You’ll be impressed.

From $230,000

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or Sharon Voysey 0407 835 717 or


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

Lot 2 & 3 Flora Avenue, Mildura

2154 Fifteenth Street, Irymple











Open Saturday 12.15 - 12.45



Premier location where you can build your dream home with spacious room for your pool, tennis court, big shed etc. Only minutes from the city, golf club, sporting facilities, river etc. 3 phase power, town water, Telecom to boundary and sewer available.

3 bedroom investment boasts new kitchen and bathroom recently renovated, separate lounge with natural gas heating & cooking attracting $180 per week for an investor. ideal first home buyer in the heart of Irymple on 394m2. Small yard, secure carparking and vegie patch.


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


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or

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

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1/5/09 - Mildura Weekly

Gol Gol North Road Gol Gol

Princes Court Village Mildura


Etiwanda Avenue Mildura

Forrester Estate, Kings Billabong

271-285 Tenth Street, Mildura CK




Open Sat & Sun 11.00 - 12.00



Magnificent homes surround this unique rural residential development at Kings Billabong. Elevated 1 This well appointed home is situated in the westside gardens residential village. New lifestyle acre allotments. Power and town watered. Fully fenced to 3 sides. Established advanced trees. 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. Resalable with no restraints. $5,000 CASH BACK BONUS TILL END OF JUNE 2009 Now: Lot 1 - $95,000 BE QUICK - DONT MISS OUT! Lot 4 - $108,000

Lots 11, 12 & 15 - $125,000


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

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or

Lot 20 & 21 Vintage Estate, Mildura

3 Sunset Court, Mildura N TIO






10 Burnside Way, Mildura EK





Open Saturday 11.30 - 12.00







Open Saturday 12.30 - 1.00

TRULY STUNNING HOME - PEACEFUL WESTSIDE COURT LOCATION Spacious & beautifully presented 4br home in sought after westside court, with 2 large & separate living areas, blackwood timber kitchen & stunning timber floors throughout. Complete with huge, fully enclosed outdoor entertaining area & 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

69 Deakin Avenue, Mildura


Make sure you grab the first home buyers grant before its too late, save thousands on stamp duty and secure your brand new 3 bedroom home today. Features include built in robes to all bedrooms, central bathroom, open plan designed living to kitchen/meals/lounge area, double carport and with a city heart address just minutes from any sporting/shopping and school area what more could you want. Limited numbers to be built, hurry and put your name on one of these fantastic value homes today.


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or 8 Dunlop Court, Mildura

AWESOME 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 u/cover 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

1 Edmund Barton Court, Mildura

32 Enterprise Way, Buronga

Open Saturday 10.45 - 11.15





An opportunity exists to purchase this once in a lifetime property. Featuring 442sqm of building space set on 713sqs of land with a self contained dwelling on the upper level. Currently leased and showing solid returns. This iconic building provides infinite opportunities. Zoned B2, an opportunity to purchase real estate of this magnitude are rarely seen!

Currently leased at $93,499 per year (inc GST) is this outstanding freehold commercial investment opportunity with quality long-term tenants. 1st time offered to the public, the site contains extensive office area (904m2), large shed/store area (299m2) & large sealed parking & traffic areas. Set on a large lot of 3956m2 with prominent exposure to Sturt Highway, To be sold as a going concern.

This stunning home, only recently constucted has style & sophistication all of its own. Including private master suite with luxury ensuite, home theatre room, an amazing open plan kitchen & outdoor living area to surpass any that come up against it. Also included is a large shed (6x4), low maintenance drought tolerant yard & all concievable mod cons throughout.

With location in sought after Federation Estate, this 5br + 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 & waiting.

Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917



54 Tulane Drive, Mildura

102 Lemon Avenue, Mildura

369 Eighth Street, Mildura





Open Saturday 11.45 - 12.15

QUALITY IS THE DIFFERENCE Located in a sensational inner-city position, is this awesome 3 bedroom home, including study, open plan living area, quality kitchen with quality fixtures. Also featuring huge outdoor deck UMR, rear lane access, large shed with rear double garage. All this and more just minutes from the CBD.


Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

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

Open Saturday 11.30 - 12.00

ELEVATE YOUR LIFESTYLE! You will be impressed by this modern day character filled home, designed for both family living & entertaining featuring 2 large entertaining areas, superb kitchen, spacious meals, 3 quality br’s, 2 bathrooms, large paved BBQ area with pitched roof plus family friendly backyard & double carport complete with auto door.


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

562 Eleventh Street, Mildura






Open Saturday 12.15 - 12.45


4brs + spacious formal & informal area provides all the benefits a busy modern family requires. Set close to Ularara Estate comes this brand new b/v home, open plan kitchen with quality appliances & stylish finish, separate lounge, ensuite to master br, ducted nat gas heat & evap cool, fully l/scaped gardens & large family friendly b/yard, 10x10 c/bond shed with floor & dbl garage completes this distinctive modern style home.


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Open Saturday 2.00 - 2.30


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


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

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Mildura Weekly - 1/5/09

Rambling Way Mildura

15 Westside Boulevard, Mildura

2/234 Wade Avenue, Mildura




1033 Paschendale Avenue, Merbein Sth


Open Saturday 10.00 - 10.30


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

$248,000-$264,000 Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

3/104 Eighth Street, Mildura



Open Saturday 1.45 - 2.15

Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30



Ninth Street Mildura






Villiva Drive Mildura

NICE NEW PRICE Walking distance to schools, shops & amenities, this brand new townhouse will certainly impress you! Including reverse cycle heating & cooling, paved outdoor entertaining area, this townhouse will impress all that view it. With 3brs, ensuite to main, dbl LU garage and full fencing, you’d be mad to pass this one up!

$235,000-$255,000 Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

6/1 Brooks Drive, Mildura

2/7 Francesca Drive, Irymple

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


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Matt Mason 0438 274 258

QUALITY COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY Located in Mildura’s premier commercial precinct this recently refurbished property shines above all its competitors. With fixtures and fittings just a year old and currently leased to a strong tenant on a 3x3 lease, this property will add to a strong real estate portfolio.


Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

Lot 66 Nicholas Avenue, Mildura

29 Cherry Avenue, Mildura







IRYMPLE TOWNHOUSE 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.


Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Tim Leng 0408 133 326 213 Eleventh Street, Mildura




Open Saturday 12.00 - 12.30


Impressive and immaculate in boutique group is this three bedroom townhouse complete with caravan annexe and large shed. A surprise package of easy living for those who wish to travel or love their privacy. Positioned moments to Centro Plaza.

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.

$245,000 Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 923a Fifteenth Street, Mildura

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507





Open Saturday 10.45 - 11.15

Open Saturday 10.30 - 11.00

Open Saturday 12.30 - 1.00

From $240,000


Superbly located 3br home in sought after Cherry Avenue. The located is 2nd to non being within walking distance to the CBD, Murray River, Arts Precinct, Mda Lawn Tennis Club, Bowling Club & the list goes on. Features include polished floorboards, decked o/door entertaining & Established gardens. Don’t delay & call for an inspection today.


Contact: Warrick Fisher 0428 214 330

9 Wilkie Drive, Irymple

3 Canning Close, Mildura






Open Saturday 12.00 - 12.30

LOCATION, STYLE AND CLASS Surrounded by lovely gardens, this recently renovated home has evolved from a rock solid classic bungalow to a home with modern decor and style throughout. Including 3 bedrooms, study, large lounge, immaculate gardens & 2 garden sheds. Close to schools, shops & amenities this home is most certainly worth a look.


Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

157 Orange Avenue, Mildura


You won’t find better on the west side. Set on spacious lot (just under 1/4 acre) is this well-presented 3br brick veneer home. With low maintenance native gardens, large u/cover outdoor entertaining area (with pizza oven) & great lovation near schools, Centro & lots more - you won’t find better value for money!


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

1ST HOME BUYERS - ACT NOW A must see for 1st home buyers is this three bedroom home with ensuite to main, large family room, great sized yard with shed, double carport. This property would make for a great first home or investment.


NEAT INEVSTMENT Close to park & schools is this three bedroom brick veneer family home featuring; BIR’s to all bedrooms, separate lounge, combined kitchen/meals, double carport, garden shed. Expected rental return of $200 per week.


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

Langtree Mall, Mildura

1 & 2/9 Maloney Drive

4/174 Olive Grove, Mildura




Open Saturday 1.15 - 1.45

Open Saturday 11.45 - 12.15

INNER CITY LIVING Rare opportunity to purchase yourself the perfect lifestyle. Be within walking distance of Mda’s shops, schools, cafes, restaurants & more. Comprising 2brs, refurbished kitchen. living areas & bathroom. The property also boasts 10m x 7m shed with auto door & rear lane access. This is truly 1 of todays best value properties.

$165,000-$185,000 Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

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

INVESTMENT WITH CBD 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 investment.


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Matt Mason 0438 274 258



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

This low maintenance townhouse is perfect for those looking for easy living or a great investment. Featuring 3brs & ensuite to main, spacious open plan living with dining/lounge area & separate alfresco courtyard area. Complete with outdoor area, garden shed & only a short stroll to Mildura Centro Plaza & current rental return of $190 per week.

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

$180,000 + SAV

$179,950 each

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Plantation Street Mildura

293 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura CO

20 Surgey Street, Merbein

18 Lockside Avenue, Mildura

74 Eaglesham Street, Mildura

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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 outdoor entertaining, generous rear yard, large shed (floor & power) & bonus garden shed. Just a short stroll to schools & shops & fully connected to natural gas.

First home buyers take not with this one. A delightful conite style home, featuring near new kitchen, beautiful polished floorboards, 3 bedrooms + study, formal lounge, large meals area & central bathroom. Outside enjoys king size family backyard with lane access. Tenant in place at $190 per week.

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271



This 3br home is located within walking distance to the Arts Centre, Lock 11, Murray River, CBD and many sporting facilities and parkland. The home is on a 697sqm allotment & is ideal for the first home buyer or investor. Contains new bathroom, laundry, WC & recently re-wired & painted. Rent appraisal of $190 per week.

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.

Contact: Warrick Fisher 0428 214 330

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507


54 Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs

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Set on the doorstep of Mildura’s Dockside Marina, this 2 bedroom unit, currently leased at $170 per week is a great investment. Set in a group of 6, your accountant will love you for buying this one!

Everything is at your fingertips when you live in this shop come townhouse. With approximately 15 squares of living space, spa bath, paved outdoor living, 20x20 shed, rear lane access. Work from home or just live in the town centre.

$155,000-$165,000 Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566


- A private lifestyle in the heart of Mildura - 406sqm of land, ready to build your dream home - Town water and power available - Don’t miss out on this opportunity - You wont buy better

Eighth Street, Mildura $139,000 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507


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

Heidi Court, Mildura $95,000 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Tenth Street, Mildura $169,000 Phone For Inspection Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

Irymple, Merbein, Mildura, Red Cliffs From $159,000 Lyle Massey 0418 505 507


Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs $87,500 Phone For Inspection 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.

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

All the hard work has been done! This 3br home has loads to offer, with fresh paint 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.


Contact: Matt Mason 0438 724 258

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Located close to shops, schools and positioned between Centro and the CBD, this great little unit is as solid as a rock. Including 1br with BIR, electric cooking, secure rear courtyard and a roomy living area. Currently tenanted at $95 per week, this property will certainly add to your portfolio.


Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711


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Neat rendered home within close proximity to CBD would make for ideal investment. Currently tenanted at $200 per week. New carpet, three bedrooms, separate lounge, shed & carport.



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

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 & established gardens, this is a must see home.




A rare opportunity exists to purchase a prime development site in this premier and soughta fter location in the heart of Mildura. All services available, be quick, dont be disappointed.

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Designed to open plan living comes this most affordable 3br H & L package, perfect for the 1st home buyer or investor & most inviting for all walks of life. These brand new H & L packages along with $29,000 1st home buyers grant are made for you. Enquire today!


- 10 acres of lifestyle living - 2 megs of water - Power available - Don’t miss this opportunity - Off 19th Street

Sandilong Avenue extension $119,500 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

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30% business tax break Hino has welcomed the Federal Government’s $2.7 billion tax break that will allow businesses to claim an additional 30 per cent tax deduction from the price of a new truck. The Business Tax Break Part is part of the government’s $42 billion economic stimulus package. It will provide an additional 30 per cent deduction - also referred to as an investment allowance - for the purchase of business assets costing in excess of $10,000, including trucks. Hino Australia chief operating officer Steve Lotter said the additional tax deduction will significantly increase capital investment affordability and has urged customers considering purchasing new Hino trucks to do so before the temporary concession expires on 30 June, 2009. “This is a golden opportunity to take advantage of the Federal Government’s business assistance measures. There’s never been a more tax-

effective time to buy a new Hino truck, but customers must act before the window closes in July,” Mr Lotter said. Only trucks purchased from 13 December, 2008 to 30 June, 2009 qualify for the 30 per cent deduction, which drops to 10 percent from July to December 2009. “We appreciate businesses’ need for advance planning and that the timeframe to take full advantage of the tax break is relatively short,” Mr Lotter said. “However, customers are not required to take delivery of their vehicles by the deadline - only the contract must be entered into. Customers then have up to a year to take delivery of their truck - buying them more ‘breathing time’, if required.” Mr Lotter said that customers who are not in the market for a new Hino truck can also take advantage of the investment allowance, which

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provides a tax deduction for new expenditure on eligible business-related assets. “Small businesses - those turning over less than $2 million per annum - also qualify for a 30 per cent additional tax deduction on purchases over $1000 to upgrade existing assets,” he said. Mr Lotter said Hino is aware that financial advice and credit are potential stumbling blocks for customers seeking to capitalise on the investment allowance, and that Hino is well placed to assist. “As part of the Toyota Group, Hino Financial Services is AA+ creditrated. Its access to lowcost funds ensures customers can obtain highly competitive finance, and it is vastly experienced in tailoring packages to suit particular needs.” For further information, please contact Sunraysia Hino today on (03)5021 2999. Subject to the passing of government legislation. Please consult your tax advisor for further advice.

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Eric (Gramps) and Pam (Gran) along with Aunty Jeni and Uncle George, congratulate Sharon and Neal on the arrival of Kira’s baby sister,


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NOTIFICATION TO ALL MURRAY VALLEY CITRUS GROWERS Opportunity to Vote on Projects to be Funded by the Board To comply with the Agricultural Industry Development Act 1990, the Murray Valley Citrus Board (MVCB) is required to have projects to be funded by the compulsory charge “levy” imposed by the MVCB on citrus, approved by a vote of levy paying growers. This system gives all eligible citrus growers the opportunity of voting in person at an Annual Consultative Meeting or via a proxy vote. Annual Consultative Meetings will be conducted to review proposed industry projects, details of reserves and crop forecast and level of the charge based on the strategic plan and budget. These meetings will be held as follows: Barham – Barham Services Club, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 at 1.00 pm Mildura – MVCB, 58 Pine Avenue, Mildura, Wednesday, 10 June 2009 at 4.00 pm

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280 MW24241 425.1 MADEC







COUNTER HAND – OUYEN A local Bakery requires a person with excellent customer service skills with experience in cash handling, food preparation and cleaning. Food Handlers Certificate essential or willingness to acquire this Certificate. Contact KYLIE at MADEC, Red Cliffs. GAMING ROOM ATTENDANT – Mildura We require a person for a busy local Bar & Gaming Room. Must have Special Employees Licence, RSA and RSG, good presentation and will to work nights, weekends and Public Holidays on a 7 day roster. Resumes to JUNE at MADEC, 126 Deakin Avenue Mildura. TRAINEE Screen Printer - Mildura A local business is looking for a person to place in a traineeship in Screen Printing. Duties include printing, screen set up, maintenance etc. Must have a genuine desire to work in this field, be reliable and committed. A current driver’s licence is essential. For further details contact JUNE at MADEC, Mildura. 280 MW24241 425.1 KITCHEN MANAGER – Mildura MADEC We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic person to runEMPLOYMENT our busy kitchen. Duties 280 MW24241 425.1 include all day to day kitchen operations, stock control, staff supervision and QA. MADEC A generous package including target bonuses will be offered to the right person. EMPLOYMENT Resumes to JUNE at MADEC 126 Deakin Avenue Mildura. MECHANIC (Qualified) – Mildura A repair shop in Mildura requires a qualified mechanic for repairs to all makes of vehicles. Must be qualified and experienced. This is a full time position working Monday to Friday, a three week trial period applies. Resumes to JUNE at MADEC 126 Deakin Avenue Mildura. STATION HAND – ALICE SPRINGS A Station in NT requires an experienced Station Hand to assist in the duties required to manage and develop a cattle herd. Must be able to maintain, develop and improve facilities, equipment and the homestead area. Applicants must have long term Trainee (Business Administration) experience with northern Australian cattle, weapons licence, good welding and basic – Identified fabrication skills, fencing experience, sound written and verbal English skills and a This is Australian a temporary full time position up toto work to a deadline, work under current driver’s licence. Must for be able 12 months. pressure and unsupervised. Essential to have own Swag. For more details on this position contact JUNE at MADEC, Mildura. To provide a high level of customer service to


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Counter Hand – Ouyen available. Sunraysia Auto Group is the region’s leading and fastest growing group of automotive franchises and this A local Bakery requires a person with excellent customer service skills with experience outstanding opportunity for the rightCertifi applicants to join our dynamic team. in represents cash handling,anfood preparation and cleaning. Food Handlers cate essential or willingness to acquire this Certificate. Contact KYLIE at MADEC, Red Cliffs.

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Manager/Supervisor – Mildura Reporting to the Parts and Accessories Manager, thesupervise successful applicant will be responsible for the following job A local venue requires a person to manage the Gaming Room and duties. Essential to have strong leadership skills. Weekend and night work is involved functions: potentially 40 hrs pw available for the right person. Must have excellent presentation 280 MW26725 • Manufacturer Stock623.3 Orders and customer service skills. Resumes toand JUNEDistributor at MADEC Mildura.


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Commercial Screen Printer - Mildura Auto Group • Trade Trade Customer We are looking for a qualifiOrders, ed or veryDeliveries experiencedand Screen Printer to fill thisProspecting local position. Duties include all facets of printing from prepress to completion of the end • Allocating Daily Parts Supplies to Workshop product. Full time permanent position. For further details contact JUNE at MADEC • On Going Housekeeping and Maintenance of Parts Warehouse Mildura.

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Administrative Assistant/Accounts Clerk WeIdeally, are looking for an applicants experienced, will enthusiastic person to joininthe suitable have experience theadministration spare parts industry, however new car or franchised team of a local business. Excellent customer service and strong organisational automotive is not pre requisite. skills with the experience ability to work in necessarily a small closea team of dedicated staff. Responsibilities will include – administration and reception advantageous. duties, end of month A current forklift licence would be considered procedures, sales and customer service requests, showroom sales. Minimum 2 Applications years experienceclose in accounts and2009. receivable. If you have excellent Friday payable 8th May computer skillsapplicants and administrative this isapplications full time position is for you.detailing experience to: Interested shouldskills forward and resumes Resumes to JUNE at MADEC Mildura.

Mr. Gary Wescombe

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Positions available at time of printing

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MONITOR CRT 17" FOR SALE SALE GUINEA fowls $30 pair. $50FOR Ph:50220424 *Conditions Apply Young silky hens $10, and silky roosters $5. MUSHROOM Compost MONITOR CRT 17" PGUINEA h : 5 0 2fowls 5 7 6 $30 8 8 pair. o r Ideal garden mulch and $50 Ph:50220424 Young silky hens $10, 0408359699 soil conditioner. Orders and silky roosters $5. over MUSHROOM Compost 10 cubic metres. Ph:50257688 o r Ph: Ideal garden mulch and 50256265 0408359699 soil conditioner. Orders OUTDOOR Table over 10 Setting. cubic metres. +Ph:450256265 chairs GC $30 Ph:0437674232 OUTDOOR Setting. Table PIONEER + 4 chairscarGC radio $30 /cassette player $25 Ph:0437674232 Ph:0409537477 HEATERS, 1800w rotatPIONEER car radio ing blow heater. (3) SWAG /cassetteOztrail playerCooper, $25 $20ea. 55cm wide De- never used $100. 2 HEATERS, longhi coil1800w heater. rotat$65 TPh:0409537477 railmaster camp ing blow heater. Ph:50211777, BH (3) SWAG Oztrail Cooper, $20ea. 4 $20ea. 55cm wide De- stretchers never used $100. bags, small2 longhi coil heater. $65 sleeping T r a i l m a s t e r c a m MITRE Saw had tent $20, 3mt xp Ph:50211777, BH little dome stretchers u s e $ 4 9 . 9 5 3mt external $20ea. frame tent4 sleeping bags, small Ph:50243095 $50 Ph:50221705 MITRE Saw had little dome tent $20, 3mt x u s e $ 4 9 . 9 5 3mt external frame tent Ph:50243095 $50 Ph:50221705

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73 Orange Ave, Mildura

PHONE: 5021 1777


FAX: 5021 1733




For Lease CLEARING SALE 16 May @10.00am a/c N & S Weaver

We are the only agents open 7 days

20 Weaver Lane (off Pascendale Avenue) Merbein West

Mechanical and Electrical 1955 Austin A30 car, engine number 51057 (restored), Honda monkey mini bike, assorted vintage reel mowers and original victa rotary mower (restored), assorted small engines (restored), quantity of power and garden tools including saws, drills, router, rotary hoe, wood lathe, sizer, 4 stroke generator plus much more. 472 MW26746 510.2 General and Collectables Deacon Old petrol tins, Pre WW2 wooden Real Estate Services

kerosene boxes, assorted WW2 era tobacco, WW2 era tea tin (pressed), 4 x singer sewing machines in varying states. Transistor radios plus sundries to numerous to mention. Outside entries invited Cash / cheque payable on day. Catering available on day. Number system with ID required. Signs to be erected. Visit for photos All enquiries to Agent Rob Pallot 0428 273 411 or Auctioneer Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

List your rental property with Ray White today. For effective, professional service phone

(03) 5021 9500

69 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500 Mildura

MILDURA OFFICE HOURS Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm


Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm Fri 9am-5.30pm Sat 9am -12 noon Sun11am-2pm



120 Dyar Avenue 4 Pevensey Grove 260 Sixth Street 28 Riverside Avenue 533 Walnut Avenue 1/309 Tenth Street 4 Herston Drive 1 Waltham Avenue 438 Eleventh Street 29 Walnut Avenue 21 Euneva Drive 6 Linton Court 1/25 Eulinga Drive 2/145 Magnolia Avenue 3/236 Woodham Avenue 98 Hornsey Park 4/238 Deakin 3 & 5/5-7 Cameron Avenue 3/86-88 Seventh Street 8/227 Wade Avenue

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Executive home, r/cycle, dw Appealing 2 bath home. In ground pool 2 Bath, dbl c/p & dbl LU garage 2 Bath, RW tank, dble garage 3 Bed, 1 bath, brand new home Mod t/house,dbl garage, r/cycle air con Evap cooling, gas heating, secure yard Study, ceiling fans, 2x garden sheds Lge kitchen, tidy yard with BI BBQ Great location close to CBD Close to school, BIRs, dbl l/up gge Immaculately kept, 1 bath, gas heating Neat west side unit, single carport 1 Bath neat unit close to CBD Low maintenance, private courtyard Gas heating, r/cycle cooling, lge yard 1 Bath, close to schools & shops Renovated Westside unit Low maintenance, close to river Neat 1 bedroom unit, carport

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2 Denbeigh Close






4/34 Carfora Drive





2 New Townhouse

6/488 San Mateo Avenue





2 Close to Centro

362 San Mateo Avenue





2 Close to Centro

3/75 Walnut Avenue






Walk to CBD




63 Lemon Av, Mildura




21 Olympic Way, Mildura




210A Adams St, Wentworth




2/130 Riverside Av, Mildura




10 Kalimna Dr, Mildura




Lot 96 Delta Rd, Wentworth




39 Murray St, Wentworth





BEDROOMS 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 3 3 1 2 3 1






Walk to CBD

4/189 Deakin Avenue






Walk to CBD

311 Tenth Street









939 Irymple Avenue

3 3 2 2


$400.00 $330.00 $300.00 $185.00 $180.00 $170.00 $170.00 $170.00 $165.00 $130.00 $125.00 $125.00 $90.00ea LET LET LET LET

Executive townhouse, 2 bathrooms Close to CBD, gas hot water/heat Westside unit, lrg living, garden shed Neat property in multi-unit complex

5022 4700

107 Eighth Street






12 Westcliffs Avenue






7 Goulburn Avenue





2 Close to pool

21/133 Calder Highway





1 Fully furnished

6 Ilex Street



Big Lizzie Units





1Partly Furnished

9/133 Calder Highway





1Partly Furnished

Red Cliffs



2 Murray Gardens Estate








Large shed


Other 3



Close to river



Ent area, close to river, pool & shed Executive home, ducted r/cycle Brand new 3 bed, 2 bath exec home Fam home, lge yard, gardener neg Vineyard setting, carport 4br home with large yard Open plan living, r/cycle Neat & tidy home, shedding 1 Bath, neat & tidy home Neat, partly furnished unit Good location. Enclosed courtyard Neat 3 bedroom home in Ouyen Lovely spot, short term lease avail

5023 5000



RECENTLY LET PROPERTIES 19 Burnside Way 21 Olive Avenue 3/320 Eighth Street 2/17 Steven Street

Large shed

1/40 Cherry Avenue

OUT OF TOWN 32 Irymple Avenue, Nichols Pt 29 Drings Way, Gol Gol 792 Sandilong Ave, Irymple Blk 90 Fifth Street, Merbein 14 Karadoc Ave, Nichols Point 13 Cedar Street, Red Cliffs 7/1 Silver City Hwy, Buronga 31 Tecoma Street, Red Cliffs 15 Martin Street, Ouyen 21/133 Calder Hwy, Red Cliffs 2/2088 Fifteenth St, Irymple 20 Fuller Street, Ouyen 1&4/24-26 Mitchell St, Ouyen


Shop 65 Centro Plaza

roccisano property group



3/11-13 Leonard St, Mda





2/99 Commercial St, Mbn




$120.00pw Central Location


2/471 San Mateo Ave, Mda





Gas Heating

6/2 Cameron Ave, Mda






1/10 DeGaris Dve, Mda





Secure Carport

2/1 Kane Dve, Mda




$165.00pw Close to Schools





Quiet Location

36-38 Darling St, Wentworth




55 Cadell St, Wentworth




540 Cowra Ave, Mda 102 San Mateo Ave, Mda





Lock Up Garage

42 Seventh St, Mda





20x12 Shed




53 Mitchell St, Dareton




Lot 14 Memorial Rd, Curlwaa




3/124 Thirteenth St, Mildura




5/41 Guava St, Red Cliffs





Wendy Hobbs

Sally Hardy

123 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br ..................LEASED 13 William St, Wentworth ..........................3br .................$180pw 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 ..................LEASED 7 William St, Wentworth............................2br ................. $140pw

Kathryn Martin

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


We’ll make your car go *


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“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


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

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73 Orange Ave, Mildura Phone: 50211777

14 Pegler Ave, Mda





Quiet Location

219 Wade Ave, Mda





Close to Shops

73 Brian St, Mda





Family Home

7 Ularara Dve, Mda




$250.00pw Westside Location

1/313 Eighth St, Mda





Secure Location

33 Francesca Dve, Irymple





Open Plan Living

5021 17

2 Felix Crt, Mda




$300.00pw Three living areas

135 Dyar Ave, Mda





Large Home


5021 1900


175 Darling St, Wentworth


83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

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73 Orange Ave, Mildura

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2/420 Etiwanda AVenue, Mildura NEW LISTING

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue

2BR *BIR *Electric cook *fresh paint *single carport

Stylish & Elegant Living

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

4/245 Ninth Street, Mildura 99 Game Street, Merbein 2/76 Cherry Avenue, Mildura 667 Woomera Avenue, Red Cliffs


2BR *R/C heating/ cooling *BIR *Small courtyard


3BR *Open plan living *LU shed *Large allotment


2BR *BIR*Private Courtyard* Carport


3BR *BIR *Rural area *Wood heating *Single garage $150

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

38A Guava Street, Red Cliffs

Prominent Location

3BR *Timber floors *Updated kitchen *Courtyard


3BR *Combined kitch/dining/lounge *Large yard


Space, Quality & Features

1 Pine Street, Red Cliffs 3/471 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura

Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops.

This quality built home is sure to please with the numerous features on offer, such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled family room, timber kitchen to please any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with robes and full ensuite and walk in robe to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an excellent size allotment. A total package awaits your inspection.

2BR *BIR *R/C cooling *Pergola area *Single carport $155

454 McEdwards Street, Merbein

3BR *Large living areas *Timber kitchen *Rural

116 Eleventh Street, Mildura

3BR *Freshly painted *Large yard *Single carport

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue

2/35 Cureton Avenue, Mildura


AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

The Perfect Choice

2BR *BIR *Private courtyard *Single carport



This quality built home is sure to please with the numerous features on offer, such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled family room, timber kitchen to please any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with robes and full ensuite and walk in robe to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an excellent size allotment. A total package awaits your inspection.

400 MW25525 425.1 $175 Res 3BRProperty *BIR *Evap air con *Fenced yard *Single carport $170 Com & Finance

676 Silver CIty Highway, Mourqoung 3BR *BIR *D/washer *Large living *Rural location 293 Deakin Avenue, Mildura 10 Rosemont Avenue, Mildura


3BR * Fenced rear yard * New carpet


18 Burnside Way, Mildura

3BR *Ensuite *WIR *BIR *Double LU carport


174 Alkira Road, Yelta

4BR *Ensuite *BIR *D/washer *Rumpus *Pool *1 acre $250

Popular Location, With Potential!

SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Road

First Home Or Investment!

1/71-73 Leicester Street, Mildura This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

3BR *Ensuite *Brand new *Double lock up garage


Great opportunity here to buy your 1st home or investment at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst Top Location, Perfect Presentation South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, let for $823pcm. Vacant possession available. formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection AUCTION BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 BUYER GUIDE In excess of $220,000 list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. INSPECT Saturday 11.30 - 12.00 pm INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

$270 P/Week

$220 P/Week

293 Eleventh Street, Mildura 4BR *2 living areas *New kitchen & bathroom $260 13 2 Ontario ParkSOUTH Cynthia Close, Mildura Drive, Mildura MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise SOUTH MORANG Lot 9092 Paringa SOUTH MORANG MORANG PROPERTIES OF THE WEEK

Federation Townhouse

4 Bedrooms/2 Living Areas

Brand New - Turn Key!

Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

Brand new 4 bedroom home, master with full ensuite and walk in robe, formal & informal living areas, stunning kitchen, 900 SS appliances, beautiful tiling and décor, carpets to bedrooms, ducted heating, downlights throughout, double remote drive through garage, huge stamp duty savings.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $315,000 INSPECT Saturday 1.30 - 2.00 pm

Immaculate 3BR townhouse featuring gas heating, evap cooling, low maintenance yard. 6 month lease only

AVAILABLE NOW/COMING UP Address 1/75 Williams Street, Gol Gol 7&8/84 Seventh Street, Mildura 2&3/75 Williams Street, Gol Gol 2/87 Ontario Avenue, Mildura 11/84 Seventh Street, Mildura 2&4/8 The Boulevard, Mildura 4/40 Cherry Avenue, Mildura 3/211 Thirteenth Street, Mildura 131 Lemon Avenue, Mildura 3 Leonda Village, Buronga 33 Tenth Street, Mildura 4/17 Sarnia Avenue, Mildura 2/7 Kelvin Avenue, Mildura 1/7 Kelvin Avenue, Mildura 3/183 Ontario Avenue, Mildura 3/880 Fifteenth Street, Mildura 34 Commercial Street, Merbein 4 Jenkins Place, Mildura 375 Walnut Avenue, Mildura 2/104 Olive Avenue, Mildura 1A Mitchell Court, Mildura 369 Walnut Avenue, Mildura 371A Walnut Avenue, Mildura 5 Leonard Street, Mildura 740 Fourteenth Street, Mildura 149 Riverside Avenue, Mildura 2/15 Bellview Drive, Irymple 7 Rodeo Drive, Mildura

Elevated Home!

Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, double garage and more...

We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, open plan living home. Featuring formal lounge with air conditioning and polished floor boards, huge kitchen and family room, built in robes to all bedrooms & ensuite to main bedroom. Other features include ducted heating, quality fittings, double garage and more...

Modern family home featuring 3BR with BIR’s, ensuite, 2 living areas, d/washer, low maintenace yard & double lock up carport.

Mel Ref: 183 E9 BUYER GUIDE $329,000

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $280,000

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67 Lime Avenue Mildura Phone 5021 2200 Please contact our office to arrange an inspection. For a complete list call into our office or visit our website “We put you first”




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3BR *Evap cooling *Sunroom *Large shed BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

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Mildura Weekly - 1/5/09

All set for August fun and games at Mildura IT will be a case of ‘all roads leading to Sunraysia’ in mid-August for what is shaping up as an actionpacked week of sporting action in the 5th Mildura Masters Games. A total of 26 sports have come on board this year…the most successful start to any games preparation since the first Masters Games in 2001. Organisers have already had more than 600 expressions of interest, some from as far away as Perth in WA, Queensland and throughout NSW. The ‘queen of the pool,’ 98-year-old Margo Bates is coming (she started swimming aged 87), and the Spectrum netball team from West Australia has thrown out a challenge to all-comers in the lead-up to the games. The Masters Games are open to any sports team or individual, regardless of whether they are registered with a club or not. They are the only competitive sporting carnival in the world where people ‘off the street’ can Guy Couzner from council’s enter, with age limits set depend- events department said the intering on the sport, but usually start- est from outside the region had ing at 35 (it can be as low as 20 been “fantastic,” and organisers for the ‘burn out’ sports of swim- were hoping for solid support ming). from within the Sunraysia region, The 2009 Mildura Masters especially from team sports. Games have been heavily promotThe opening ceremony for the ed, with solid figames will be on nancial backing Saturday, August They are the only from the State 15, with a rock Government and competitive sporting and roll night Mildura Rural planned in ‘Feast carnival in the world City Council. Street.’ Ultra-marathon where people ‘off the Official entry runner and world programs have street’ can enter. record holder been sent out Tony Rafferty is to all those who the games patron. Swimming leg- have registered, but locals who end Dawn Fraser has expressed want a copy for themselves, or some interest in the Mildura who want to pass it on to a friend Games as well. But is not sure yet outside the region, can contact if she will be competing. Guy at guy.couzner@mildura. or through the Visitor Information Centre at Mildura Waves. They are also available at the Mildura Weekly office. Many of those who have lodged expressions of interest for the Mildura Games have indicated they are using it as a ‘warm-up’ event for the World Masters Games to be held in Sydney in October. Mildura swimmers and basketballers are already making plans for the Sydney games, where it has just been announced that multiple world record holder Sebastian Coe has been named as the Games ambassador. Lord Coe (he was elevated recently to a role in the British Parliament), and who has held records at world level for as long as 16 years, says one of the main attractions for Masters games is that

they are open to everyone, rather than just elite athletes with swags of gold medals. “If you’ve ever dreamt of competing at a major international sport event then the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games is your chance to live out your sporting fantasy,” he said. Lord Coe is the only man to have won men’s 1500 metres gold at back-to-back Olympics, achieving the feat with victories in Moscow and Los Angeles. “But you don’t need to be an Olympic champion to take part in the Masters Games,” he said. “You need only meet your sport’s minimum age and feel fit, fun and forever young. “Many thousands of everyday people have extraordinary experiences at Masters Games. You can be one of them.” Minister for Tourism and NSW

Government spokesperson for the World Masters Games Jodi McKay said that Lord Coe’s endorsement of the Games coupled with his high profile would hopefully encourage people from around the globe to register for the event’s seventh edition. “Lord Coe is one of the biggest names in world sport and someone who believes in the aims of the Masters movement, particularly the promotion of healthy lifestyles, friendship and understanding through sport,” Ms McKay said. “We are extremely excited to have someone of Lord Coe’s ability and profile on board as an ambassador.” Running 10-18 October, the Games will see 25,000 people from more than 100 countries compete in 28 sports across 72 venues, including many Olympic sites. Games registrations are open at

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LAST year the Mildura Weekly told readers the amazing story of ultra distance runner Tony Rafferty, ambassador for the Mildura Masters Games in August. The story of Lord Sebastian Coe, just announced as the ambassador of the World Masters Games in Sydney in October, is another story worth telling. Now 52, the British athlete who won four Olympic medals and set eight world records in middle-distance running dominated world track events, along with great rivals Steve Ovett and Steve Cram, for much of the 1980s. 
 His only coach was his father Peter, who built his son’s running career based on track training, along with a lot of technical and weights work, understanding the need for a varied training program for the 800 to1500m distances. Coe studied economics and social history at Loughborough University and won his first major race in 1977, an 800-metre event at the European indoor championships in Spain. He first ran against Ovett in Prague in 1978 in an 800-metre race that neither won. The next year in Oslo, Norway, Coe set his first world records, in 800-metre and mile races. At the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Coe was favoured in the 800-metre race, and the pow-

erful Ovett was tipped to win the 1500-metres, an event in which he and Coe shared the world record. They rarely met each other in competition, saving their best for the world stage. Ovett was a European Championship medalist already in 1974, and Coe would be a World Cup medalist still in 1989. In 1980 both Brits were at their best. That was the year of the games of the 22nd Olympiad in Moscow, Soviet Union. 
 Both runners had set new World Record times just before the games; Ovett in 1500 meters and the mile - Coe in the 1000 meters. In 800 meters Coe was the favourite. It was his best distance, the one that he thought he must win. However, he later admitted to “some stupid mistakes” during the race and finished second, with Ovett winning gold. Coe planned his tactics for the 1500 metre final well in advance. The only thing standing in his way was Ovett, who was considered unbeatable over that distance. But his super-human effort in the 800 meters had taken the sharpness out of Ovett. He didn’t have much left in the last day of the games, when the 1500 metres final was scheduled. The results are well documented. Coe got the gold, with Ovett getting bronze, beaten for the silver by East Germany’s Jürgen Straub. Following his win, very

few can forget his unforgettable kick with 100 metres to go, Coe gained the title of the best middle distance runner of the games.

Coe set world records in the 800-metre and 1000-metre races in 1981, the year his rivalry with Ovett reached a climax. He beat Ovett’s mile record, running it in 3 min 48.53 sec; A week later Ovett set another mile record, which was again shattered by Coe with a 3 min 47.33 sec run. Illness limited Coe’s racing in the next two years, but he rebounded strongly. Still unbeaten is his 1000m record of 2’ 12’’ 18, set in Oslo 1981. In the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, Coe defended his championship from the Moscow Games, and selected despitean apparent lack of fitness, he was criticised by the British press for depriving stronger British runners of the chances of winning a medal. 

He still got silver in the 800m, with only the amazing power of the Brazilian Joachim Cruz beating him. But Gold came again from one of his less popular events, the 1500m. It was Steve Cram’s first Olympic final. Coe went into ‘overdrive’ with 200 metres to go, and Cram faded. He just didn’t have enough power to keep up with the World Record holder. Ovett failed to finish because of asthma problems. Coe’s time of 3.32.53 was the new Olympic record, very fast for an Olympic final, and Cram was left about eight metres behind. Coe never came back to run in an Olympic final. Cram tried again four years later, finishing fourth. Coe won the 800-metre European championship in 1986, but illness hampered the later years of his career, and he wasn’t picked for the 1988 Olympic Games. It may have been a mistake. Only 20 days after Olympics, Coe set a Personal Best in Italy, and not long after beat Cram in a ‘winner take all’ challenge in Cambridge. In 1992, Coe was elected a Conservative member of British Parliament. Two years later he decided to compete, for the first time, in a marathon (42 kilometres) “just to see what that distance feels like.” He finished in a creditable two hours and 48 minutes.

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Our Steph a phone call away from the world stage By VINNIE RODI FORMER Red Cliffs resident Stephanie Gates is living her basketball dream. Steph, 19, recently returned from the Australian Under 20 Championships in Townsville, where her South Australian team mates secured a silver medal. And while second place proved an exciting achievement, it paled in comparison to what came next for the talented youngster. Not long after the national titles Steph received a letter from Basketball Australia informing her she was in contention for the Under 20 Australian team to contest the 2009 FIBA Oceania Tournament in Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands between June 19 and 28. All Steph had to do was fill in a nomination form, expressing interest in representing her country, and

simply sit back and wait for selectors to pick the final squad. “I was in complete and utter shock,” she said. “I didn’t think I’d played all that well in the Townsville Tournament to be honest, the letter was completely unexpected. “It didn’t take me long to fill in the nomination form and send it off.” Steph, who now lives in Adelaide playing basketball with the Southern Tigers in the Adelaide Basketball Association (ABA) while studying Medical Imagery, said the opportunity to travel overseas was something she’d always dreamed off. “It would be amazing,” she said. “To be named in a national team would be a real honour. I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, because there’s always a chance I could miss out. “If I did get an opportunity to play it would be a real bonus.”

• RISING STAR: Stephanie Gates’ dream of representing her country is one step closer, with an opportunity to represent the U/20 Australian team up for grabs.

If selected she will be up against some of the best basketball talent from New Zealand, Guam, Paula, Northern Mariana Islands, New Calendonia, Fiji and Tahiti. The Australians will be coached by former Mildura basketballer and 2008 Olympic Opals Assistant coach, Peter Lonergan, with arguably the Queen of Australian Basketball and three-time Olympian Michelle Timms acting as assistant coach. Steph said the opportunity to work with Peter Lonergan, who was one of the coaches she played under while living in Mildura, and the chance to meet Michelle Timms would make the experience even more worthwhile. “Michelle was one of my idols growing up,” she said. “The opportunity to learn and get advice would be a dream come true.” Steph will receive confirmation regarding her place in the team by the end of next month, and while the honour of representing Australia is every sports persons dream, it doesn’t come without a price, in Steph’s case $2000. “The money is definitely going to be hard to come up with,” she said. “Sometimes with these sort of selections you can’t do any sort of fundraising to help you out, which means coming up with the money becomes even harder. “Throughout my entire career my parents have been really supportive, driving me to training, games, and representative matches. If it came down to it I think this would be another instance where I may have to lean on them to help me out.” When the Mildura Weekly caught up with the young superstar it was to find her home in Red Cliffs for the first time in nearly a year. Her career started not far from her home on the outskirts of town, where at the age of nine she was playing in the Red Cliffs Basketball Association during the summer, and for Mildura Basketball Association side Imps Wildcats during the winter. During those junior days Steph won Most Valuable Player (MVP) trophies in every age group she represented, promoted to the Wildcats Women’s A-Grade team at an early age. She claimed the Mildura Basketball Association MVP award in the 2006-07 season with a total 268 points scored, an amazing 94 points

• Photograph: Kangaroo Photos • SHOOTING STAR: Stephanie Gates in action at the U/20 Australian Basketball titles in Townsville where the former Red Cliffs local’s efforts for South Australia caught the eye of Australian selectors. ahead of her closest rival. She was a member of seven Victorian Country Division One State titles, helping her team win against some of the finest basketball outfits in Victoria, along with representing Country Victoria at the Australian U/14 level twice. Steph said her recent move to Adelaide had led to a great year of basketball, helping her Southern Tigers team make the Semi Finals of the ABA A-Grade competition, a finish no one expected. In her last game for the Tigers she top-scored with 19 points, reportedly taking it up to her bigger and tougher opponents. “I love living and playing in Adelaide,” Steph said. “The girls there are

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Imperials big man set to celebrate Sunraysia football milestone this weekend

Petrie is primed for his ‘ton’ • From back page. He booted four goals in the 60 point drubbing, helping his side maintain their undefeated streak and secure top spot on the SFNL ladder. Not that this modest coach believes his form slump is over. “I certainly don’t think I’ve hit my peak just yet,” he said. “I was lucky against Mildura that the ball fell in the right places and I was able to kick a few goals. “It also helped having quality midfielders providing some great delivery into the forward line. But there’s always room for improvement.” Andrew will be looking to carry his new found momentum into tomorrow afternoon’s clash against a struggling Irymple outfit, a match will also see Andrew notch up game 100. A statistic which caught Andrew by surprise. “Am I really up to game 100? I’ll have to check that,” he said. “If that’s right, there’s a certain amount of pride that comes with reaching these milestones, and it’s a great feeling to know I’ve reached the ton. “I think seven or eight players will celebrate milestone games this year so it’s going to be a pretty hectic season for the club. “Obviously they mean a lot to the playing group, and we’ll be doing our best to make them memorable, but it won’t influence how we play or how we’ll approach our opposition. We’ll be out there with one focus, and that’s to win.” Andrew first pulled on a pair of footy boots for his beloved Imps in his Under 11 days, slowly making his way through the ranks before eventually getting a senior call-up at age 18. Like many local players the opportunity to move to a different club was always an option, however it was never one Andrew felt like taking. “A lot of players nowadays go from club to club for various reasons,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed my time at Imperials, it’s where I started and when the day finally comes when my body can no longer

take it, I hope to finish as an Imps player.” Andrew said he would love to reach the 200 game milestone, a feat that would see him become a life member of his beloved club. “If the time it’s taken me to reach 100 is any indication I’ll probably be close to 40 before I play game 200,” he said. “I definitely have the will and want to get there, but whether the body is going to agree with me is another story.” Andrew’s love of sport eventually led to a career as a Physical Education teacher, which he currently teaches at Merbein Secondary College. He said it had been his respect for his P.E teachers growing up that had given him the idea to become one himself. “It was really the holidays,” he said jokingly. “Every teacher you talk to tells you they do it for the holidays. “Each day is different, and it never gets dull. It’s a job I’ve always enjoyed and it’s a great way to stay involved with sport and pass on some tips to students. “I had some great P.E teachers when I was at school who helped me develop my footy and other skills, and from a young age it was something I thought I’d like to do.” This season sees Andrew not only become a member of the 100 club, but also begin a new chapter of his career, taking on the role of senior coach. And while he admits it’s come with a lot of added pressure, it’s a job he’s thoroughly enjoying. “It’s very demanding and timeconsuming,” he said. “There’s a lot of preparations that occur on a weekly basis, like tactics, meetings, and running training sessions, but I’m also learning a lot which has been fantastic. “My goal has always been to play senior football and be successful, and when the opportunity to coach came up I decided to take it. “I’d love to keep coaching this club, and if the results keep going our way then I think that opportunity will probably still be there.

• CLASS ABOVE THE REST: When Andrew Petrie isn’t kicking goals, or taking strong grabs in the Imperials forward line, he’s busy teaching Health and Physical Education at Merbein Secondary College.

“At 28 I’m fairly young compared to some of the coaches in the competition, and managing 21 different characters can be challenging, but I’m enjoying it, and hope the team can benefit from what I have to offer.” He said his side’s performance had so far been encouraging, and that even though it was only round five he was confident of another successful year from the 2008 Premiers. “Every team is going to be gun-

ning for us,” he said. “We have a great young side running around at the moment, and we’re improving each week. “From what I’ve seen at training and on game day my team is hungry, and desperately want to defend that premiership.” He said that while the game against Irymple would be his 100th, it wasn’t going to distract him from preparing his side against a eager Swallows outfit.

“I had the chance to watch them play Mildura South a couple of weeks ago, and I think they’re a side that has the potential to kick big scores and finish top four,” he said. “They have some capable forwards, and a lot of experience through their midfield in Donato DeAngelis and David Brynes. “They were good for three quarters against Wentworth last week, and we’ll certainly be showing them the utmost respect tomorrow.”

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Season of change for V8 Supercar drivers

• HOTTING UP: Rick Kelly in the thick of the action at the previous round in New Zealand while, right, feeling the heat during testing earlier this year, just after getting out of the cockpit. THIS year’s V8 Supercar championship is proving a season of change as a raft of new innovations and rules are introduced for almost every round. The previous round in New Zealand saw the introduction of a new qualifying session on the Sunday in the wake of wide-spread criticism from drivers about the qualifying format used during the first three rounds. This weekend’s round at Victoria’s Winton Raceway will represent yet another major change, with the introduction of a new softer compound tyre. The new ‘option’ tyre will provide substantially more grip, meaning significantly quicker lap times, which could spice things up for both spectators and drivers according to Sunraysia’s V8 Supercar brothers Todd and Rick Kelly. According to rules governing use of the new tyre, each team will be permitted to use the new soft compound tyre in one of the two races held on the weekend. Rick says the speed difference between cars running on the medium and soft compound tyres could make for more accidents. “With a lot of the driving we’ve got in this category, there are going to be a lot of misjudgements between drivers and there’s going to be a lot of accidents....because cars will be misjudging how fast the car in front of them is going at any given time,” Rick said.

“I’m interested to see how that plays out and you will need to be aware that there are going to be cars that have got quite a considerable speed advantage, or disadvantage, at certain times.” Rick knows more than many other drivers on the grid how the

“My tip is that there will be a lot more safety cars than we normally see because there will be blokes trying to pass from three cars lengths back when they’re on the soft tyres.” new tyre performs, as he was one of the drivers who participated in testing of the new compound. “The soft compound tyre is massively different to the other tyre and it requires a different car set-up to get the most out of it as well,” he said. For us, we’re pretty glad that we had the opportunity to run it before and I was glad that I had the opportunity to learn how to drive the car around the tyre as well. “So for us that is going to be interesting on the weekend. “The rules are also quite interesting, in that you can run a set of


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Mildura Weekly SPORT Friday, May 1, 2009

Imps ‘super coach’

• SHOVE OFF! Imps coach Andrew Petrie gets rid of Wentworth’s Tim Watson in their round three clash. He’ll be looking to extend his team’s undefeated streak in game 100.


IMPERIALS Football Club coach Andrew Petrie, 28, is the first to admit his form wasn’t the best for the first three rounds of the 2009 Sunraysia Football and Netball League season.





But all that changed last weekend in Andrew’s 99th game, with the centre half forward named one of the best on ground after a dominating display against Mildura.


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