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Going, going... Another link with Mildura’s river history will be lost when the shell of this old paddlesteamer leaves for Echuca – a sad farewell for its last operator, Harry Pollard (pictured). Read the Success story in the Mildura Weekly next week…


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ER name is Heather Jansch. She’s a United Kingdom sculptor who lists horses as her passion, and Leonardo da Vinci as her hero. And as you can see from the photographs passed on to the Mildura Weekly, she has a creative gift. Heather says that she was wild and restless, looking for some way to put her creative artistic talents to good use. She had experimented with many mediums, with limited success, and was at a beach one day when she saw some driftwood washed in by the tide…as Heather describes it on her web site, an idea struck her “like

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Huge television campaign to promote Mildura ropolitan region, which includes the surrounding areas of the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, while in regional NSW the campaign extends to Broken Hill.

Mildura Tourism CEO Rod Trowbridge said the aim of the campaign was to firmly re-establish the broad appeal of Mildura among potential holidaymakers within our best performing markets.

market presence. “We can’t assume that holidaymakers will automatically consider our holiday strengths and favourites – we have to be in their face, showing them what great tourism experi-

“We can’t assume that holidaymakers will automatically consider our holiday strengths and favourites – we have to be in their face, showing them what great tourism experiences exist within the Mildura region.” – Mildura Tourism CEO Rod Trowbridge The TV commercial will air during a range of top rating programs including Sunrise, the Morning Show, midday movies, All Saints, Deal or no Deal, evening news bulletins and Coxy’s Big Break, as well as weekend sports and V8 Supercars broadcasts.

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WHEN Mildura’s Brooke Oxley was barely out of her teens, she was offered parttime work with a family friend, Deborah Harding, at Centro’s Amcal pharmacy. The then St Joseph’s College student loved the regular after-school and weekend work so much she decided to pursue pharmaceutical studies as a career. She started a four-year

ences exist within the Mildura region.” The TV campaign strongly reinforces the good water levels of the Murray River, with specific vision of paddle steamers, water activities, houseboats and scenic river settings. Our quality food

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Tongan junior dances all the way home

ROBINVALE youngster Temalisi Lea’atoa met and danced for Victoria’s first-ever Miss Tonga last week, and it was a meeting she won’t forget in a hurry. Especially as her ceremonial dance made her the ideal youngster to represent Victoria’s Tongan community at the traditional annual Heilala Festival in Nuka’alofa, Tonga next week. Temailsi was among four young dancers who performed at a Tongan cultural night in honour of visiting Miss Tonga Leilani Gibson, and Temalisi, 11, and her family were thrilled at her ‘winning’ the opportunity to perform in her home country. Publicity officer for Tonga Victoria Events, Kilistina FiefiaSisifa, said from Melbourne it was an exciting opportunity for the Robinvale youngster, especially on the eve of the community getting ready to celebrate tomorrow’s 25th anniversary of • TONGA-BOUND: ABOVE, Robinvale lass Temalisi Lea’atoa shows the style that Tongan Christian fellowship in the Robinvale region. won her a trip to Tonga to represent her community in a traditional festival next Members of Tongan groups week, and ABOVE RIGHT, the photograph that the family of the late Senifa Makalio, from Melbourne, Sydney, Brispictured with Miss Tonga during her recent visit, asked the Mildura Weekly to bane and many regional centres publish to honor her memory. ADVERTISEMENT

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developer with vision There have been preliminary plans drawn up for the area as an exercise in the past, one featuring a total of 52 housing lots, but Mr Ross says 30 to 35 would be more likely. “But of course that would be up to the developer and subject to approval by Council,” he said. The Shire is now calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced developers to generate a plan for the site. “It is early days,” Mr Ross says, “But Council would like

to see something happening within two years.” In fact, the EOI papers stipulate that any submission must include concept plans; an overview of the type of development envisioned; a staging plan (if the developer intends a staged development) and a “commitment to commence an approved development on the site within a period of two years...” “Now that we have things ready to roll, we feel it’s time to get on with it,” Mayor, Margaret Thomson, said. And the Mayor is excited

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a viable proposition because he wanted to knock the house down and start again... so he was only really interested in the land, but not at that price.” Mr Ross explained that any development of the area would be subject to Councillor approval and the same Development Approval (DA) process that governs all construction in the Shire. For more information on the Murray Street development, contact Ken Ross at Wentworth Shire Council on 5027 5027.

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When Norma Pratt was invited to lead the Grand Parade at The Royal Adelaide Show with her Gertrudis cattle, and her battle to succeed in a man’s world had been won, and she could but Norma knew that it all started many years before, as the only

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IN 1921, Norma’s father, Roy Wilkinson, rode a horse from Bendigo to Red Cliffs in search of a better life. Roy worked beside Big Lizzie, and helped in construction of Mildura Lock before taking up 740 acres of farming land at Benetook where, at first, he lived in a tent. He met his wife, Bess, through a ‘lonely hearts’ advertisement in the Weekly Times. Norma was born in 1931 but her mother, who had suffered from preeclampsia, only partially recovered. She never regained full health. The block was primitive, and Norma can still clearly remember as a young child that, if a wind sprang up during the night, her father would fly out of bed and go out to light fires to clear the land. She also remembers the trees being felled by a pipe, through which a chain was inserted, pulled behind horses. In 1938, tragedy struck and her father lost all his draught horses to drought. There was no pipeline in those days and all water had to be carted by hand. The heavy horses were big drinkers and it was just not possible to keep the water up to them. Always the apple of her father’s eye, Norma accompanied him everywhere and developed an abiding love and respect for the land. After nine years of happiness, during which she formed great attachment to the sheep, horses and dogs on the farm, tragedy struck. Her mother died of complications from high blood pressure. She was just 37. Norma recalls she was not allowed to attend the funeral, but was sent to school instead! Two days later she was whisked away to Melbourne by two old aunts. It was heart-wrenching. Although, due to her mother’s ill health, Norma had spent much of her time at her father’s side and the two had formed a close bond, she reckons he must have felt she would be better off with women to care for her.




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on the land her to return to the farm at Benetook. Norma resumed the life she loved, working alongside her father who taught her to be a farmer. She described him as a hard task master, a tough man who expected her to work like a man. “Dad expected me to be seen and not heard when I was a little girl,” Norma said. “Even when I was an adult he ruled the roost, but I thought a lot of him”. “From him I learned to think before I acted, and not to get involved in anything without knowing what I was doing – that advice has always stood me in good stead.” Another of Norma’s great loves was native birds, and through her father’s association and friendship with Mildura solicitor Norman Favaloro, who was one of Australia’s top ornithologists at the time, she spent many happy hours collecting birds for the Melbourne Zoo and museum and the Denver Museum in Colorado, USA. She remembers riding around the farm, carrying a ladder on her push-bike, collecting blue bonnets, mulga and grass parrots. Australian and world bird experts visited the farm on many occasions and Norma’s exploits were written up in science journals in the US. Norma met her husband, Hubert Pratt, when he came to Sunraysia with Ernie Crisp’s shearing team. Hubert also worked for many years with shearing contractor Leo Swaeney.

Norma with one of her prized showring cattle, BELOW, and BOTTOM, another of her beloved Santa Gertrudis cows.

By a strange coincidence, when Norma was living with her aunt in Bendigo she could have lobbed a stone into Hubert’s family backyard, but neither knew that then! Within 10 months she was wed and began married life living with her father who improved the family home that had been built in 1923, adding a couple of bedrooms and a bathroom. Norma still lives in that same house today! Three girls arrived in quick succession – Alison (Kenny), Marlene (Perry), and Glenda (Treloar). While Hubert was away shearing, Norma continued to help her father. She was interested in all livestock but her father would only have sheep on the farm. He had built up his holding so that by the time he died aged 72, in 1972, the farm was more than 15,000 acres, with a stud quality merino sheep flock. Norma took over and began a series of improvements. More than 400 acres were put to cropping – wheat, barley and oats and the farm was soon producing some of the highest quality crops in Victoria. Norma thought that she should not have all her ‘eggs in one basket’ and decided to buy a couple of cows for milk. She enjoyed the cows so much that she approached Elders in Mildura for a loan to buy 12 more but they would not do business with her because she was a woman. • Continued Page 10





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Just a stroll in the park IN the footsteps of Ghandi, Sunraysia residents are being invited to walk peacefully this weekend to protest racial violence and reaffirm their commitment to cultural diversity. The Sunraysia Ethnic Communities Council is extending an open invitation to the Sunraysia community to join its ‘Walk for Harmony’ this Sunday on Mildura’s riverfront. Walkers in Mildura will come together to “show the world that Victoria supports cultural diversity”, Council chairman, Peter Byrne, said. Mildura’s growing ethnic diversity – we’re the most ethnically diverse provincial city in the country – will be in the spotlight this Sunday, he said. “We want people from around the globe to know

that we welcome them to our community... and that the recent racial violence against Indian students in Melbourne is unacceptable.” Walkers will muster at 1.30pm on the lawns adjacent to the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club with the walk will begin at 2pm. There is nothing to buy, and no pressure. “We will take a leisurely walk in the winter

sun along Mildura’s picturesque riverfront before assembling again in the Ornamental Lakes area to affirm our commitment to cultural diversity and to making people from outside feel welcome in our city,” Mr Byrne said. “We welcome all people... of all ages, from all backgrounds.” A similar walk is to be staged in Melbourne on the same day.

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PEOPLE with limited mobility will be able to get around Mildura’s CBD with more ease and confidence thanks to a new map that outlines disabled access points and facilities within the city. Mildura Rural City Council produced the Disability Access Map to help locals and visitors who use wheelchairs, scooters, walking aids and prams make their way around Mildura. Councillor Judi Harris said the Disability Access Map featured details including travel routes accessible for people with disabilities, disabled toilet facilities, disabled car park locations, accessible ATMs and public phones, taxi ranks, hearing loops and recharge points for

wheelchairs, gophers and scooters. “This map was first produced in 2003 and has recently been updated to ensure people with limited mobility can utilise our city as much as possible,” she said. The map has also proved beneficial to family members and carers of people with a disability, as well as older people and parents. The Disability Access Map is available from Council’s Deakin Avenue, Madden Avenue, and Ouyen customer service centres. People can also collect them at the Mildura Visitor Information Centre or for more information contact Council’s Rural Access Worker on 5018 8245.

Give me a life on the land: Norma Pratt •  From Page 9 She persuaded Tom Ryan (Mildura solicitor Ian Ryan’s father) to buy the cows for her and she borrowed a Santa Gertrudis bull from John Henschke, of Karawinna. The success of the subsequent crop of calves was a turning point for Norma. She fell in love with the Santa Gertrudis breed and decided to work towards breeding stud quality cattle. She bought her first bull and a third cross cow in 1981 and officially registered her Benetook Stud in 1982. By this time she was beginning to be recognised for her ‘good eye for cattle’. Norma’s stud career really took off when she attended her first Adelaide Show in 1984 and the following year, her beloved Benetook Dolly was named Champion Junior Heifer. Nothing was going to stop her now! Her show career spanned two decades and she exhibited cattle at 20 Mildura Shows, 13 Royal Adelaide Shows, six Royal Melbournes and one Royal Sydney show. It took Norma just three years to walk away with prestigious show ribbons including Junior and Reserve Champion Junior Heifer and Reserve Champion Junior Bull. “That year all the animals came home with broad ribbons,” she recalls. “Tintagel Petulia , my most successful cow, took out the Senior and Grand Champion at the Royal Adelaide in 1989, came second at Melbourne that year and placed fourth in Sydney in 1991.”

Showing cattle is an expensive and time consuming business. For a show in October, the show training must begin in January; hand feeding – for tip-top condition – in April and continue until September. A cow is an intelligent animal and not much different to training a horse, although many people, Norma said, would not believe that. She has had some difficult animals to deal with, especially a bull here and there who have given her some terrible kicks. One almost put her off showing when he backed her into a corner and kicked her so hard that her leg was blackened and she was in great pain for months. Hubert and Norma had been

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Last week the Mildura Weekly told a colourful story of Wyperfeld National Park’s historical station property Pine Plains, and the battle being waged by the O’Sullivan family to be allowed the use of a recognised airstrip on a dry lake bed adjacent to its magnificent tourist lodge so that more tourists can appreciate this natural and beautiful part of Australia. It’s a battle that has been waged for the past 13 years, with no resolution in sight, but the custodians of Pine Plains, Susan O’Sullivan and Adrian Meehan, say they will continue the fight started by Susan’s late husband Tim O’Sullivan, who led the campaign to attract more visitors to the region. Today the Mildura Weekly takes a trip back through time, with a look at how this part of the Mallee was opened up, and also some tragedies that unfolded along the way.

A long, proud and colourful history PINE Plains has a long, proud and colourful history, dating back to August 23, 1847, when James Maxwell Clow’s application for Victoria’s Pine Plain Run was accepted and registered. Owing to the scarcity of water between this wild country and Lake Hindmarsh, Clow stocked it for only seven months in his first full year, from May till November. Lack of water was Clow’s main concern, and this led to Andrew Russell, a Melbourne merchant, buying the station in April, 1849 for a reputed 15 pounds. The water situation was Russell’s predicament for 20 years. Water hadn’t followed the route between Hindmarsh to the dry lake, Albacutya, and over the 70 miles to the Wirrengren plain. However in 1853, a flood of massive proportions caused Russell to sell. In 1855, Henry Clarence Ellerman acquired the run for 1500 pounds. Ellerman continued to divide the run into Pine Plain and Wonga Lake stations. The successive owners of Pine Plains were brothers Ewan and Paul Cameron. They ran the station until October 12, 1868, when Henry Miller took over. Miller was an acknowledged financial titan, first chairman of the Bank of Victoria, and a reputed ‘Midas.’ The editor of ‘The Age’ newspaper at the time wrote; ‘Mr Henry Miller is King of Victoria, and not a merchant or journalist dares squeak without his permission. It was Miller who made Pine Plains famous for horses bred there, being synonymous for hardiness, endurance and plenty of temper.” In 1887 Pine Plains was sold to W.C. Carter. The land was taken over by the National Bank and went

• LEAN TIMES: Among the history on show at Pine Plains Lodge are some of the original out-buildings like this one, a bit the worse for wear…and certainly weather-beaten, after almost a century of use. Bottom – Another of the relics on Pine Plains. to auction in 1901, but didn’t sell. Pine Plains remained abandoned for two years from 1903, until John Poultan of Cambacanya took a grazing lease, together with the rights for the Wonga Lake run. The Poultans connected Cambacanya and Pine Plains with a singlestrand telephone line of fencing wire. It was later relocated between Rainbow and Pine Plains, however, in 1934 it was removed when Pine Plains was connected to the Baring exchange.

The Poultans owned Pine Plains until 1917. Poultan is credited with many stories about his huge farming and grazing enterprises. One is that, thinking that his farm horses were tired and overworked, he turned them all out for a rest, and bought 100 fresh horses to do their work. In 1914, Owen Hugh O’Sullivan, a keen horseman, and Michael Kelley took possession of the property, and two years later were the registered owners of the freehold. The Kelley family resided in the old

homestead. In 1919, Kelley apparently became so alarmed by the bird poaching he appointed himself the area’s ‘Wildlife Warden.’ Hugh O’Sullivan became sole owner of Pine Plains in 1924, and from 1925 until 1948 acted as curator of the huge park. His sons, Jack and Francis, became the owners in 1949, with Jack becoming sole owner in 1964. In 1983 the property was passed on to Jack’s sons Brian and Tim, who both lived on the property.

Pine Plains station, formerly embracing about 100,000 acres, was the only ‘run’ in the Big Desert to survive as a station property, with its longevity credited to extensive lake beds and grasslands with good quality soils and comparatively reliable water. The Crown Land area associated with Pine Plains was added to Wyperfeld National Park on June 5, 1991, and grazing of sheep and cattle was phased out over the next six years, despite widespread opposition. Times were tough. There was no compensation from Parks Victoria for the family’s loss of income, Jack had died, and Brian’s wife died aged 48. Tim and the family directed their energies toward building the Pine Plains Lodge, laying the first log in place in 1991, and the Lodge was up and running when there was further family tragedy in 1995, when Tim passed away after an eight-month battle with cancer. The Lodge is a feature of Wyperfeld, which today attracts bird-watchers, naturalists, wildlife enthusiasts and general tourists from many parts of Australia and the world. Susan O’Sullivan and Adrian Meehan are this country’s best ambassadors, pointing out the area’s unique features and native inhabitants, and pointing them in the right direction for driving or walking tracks. The local community has been strong in its support of Pine Plains, using it as a venue for parties, weddings, family get-togethers and other celebrations, but Susan and Adrian say the business would be far more viable if people were allowed to fly into the airstrip.




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Pine Plains is said to hold the ‘record’ for tragic deaths over any other working station in Australian history. And when the ‘Grim Reaper’ came calling, it was in a variety of ways....

Death... by heat, by grog, or by choice! LIFE on Pine Plains in the early days was tough. One of the station’s early workers, George Everard, was on record telling about fierce summer, although he described it as “a thoroughly healthy dry heat.� But the heat was too much for some. In 1858, a swagman left his makeshift camp by a lake, along with a blackfellow and his lubra. They had a kangaroo skin full of water, but after a few days trekking, the summer sun became too much for the white man. He refused to go any further. The blacks spent the better part of a day trying to coax him along, to no avail. They filled a quart pot of water and left it with him, but he perished. James Clow, the first owner, had documented another case, involving the Lake Hindmarsh tribe, who were most helpful in helping them find water, and driving their stock. The happy working relationship lasted for several months, until a tragic event late one night, when the overseer, a Mr Jenkins, fired at what he thought was a wild dog rushing the sheep in the yard, but which unfortunately turned out to be a black fellow. His aim was fatal, the ball of the pistol going through the poor fellow’s head. His was the first recorded burial at Pine Plains. In 1880, there was another tragic death, this time of a man found dead in a dog trap at the twelve-mile hut on Kulkine road. The trapper rode out in the morning to check his traps, and just off the track was horrified to a find a dead man instead of a dingo. There is a record of the December 22, 1867 suicide of a Joseph Everard, in unusual and bizarre circumstances. As the story goes, the Everard brothers and two others became drunk in the lead-up to Christmas. While in a maudlin state they all made a suicide pact. Joseph Everard jumped down the well first, breaking his neck. This immediately sobered the other three, and they abandoned the idea. Joseph’s grave is marked on the northern side of the homestead, with the inscription; ‘Beneath lies the respose of Joseph Everard’.

• AT REST, AT PEACE: Pine Plains station’s Adrian Meehan is pictured at one of the original burial sites on a hill overlooking the visitor lodge – he is in the process of restoring the Pine Plains Pioneer Cemetery, and has planted trees in honour of those who are at rest there, including Tim O’Sullivan, who passed away in 1995. RIGHT – one sign – snowdrift – appears to be out of place on Pine Plains, but the pristine sandhills it points to is well worth the drive. In the early 1980s, Tim OĘźSullivan replaced the logs to preserve the grave site, and after consultation with the Department of Human Services, the site has been name; “Pine Plains Pioneer Cemetery,â€? and has been maintained by the O’Sullivan family ever since. When Tim passed away in 1995 ago after a long battle with cancer, his remains were interred in the station cemetery also. There are four more graves,

all in separate locations, near the home station, all as a result of suicides after drinking sessions, and another referred to as ‘The Chinaman’s Grave.’ The Chinaman, more than likely part of a shearing team, is said to have perished through want of opium. A former part owner of Pine Plains, a Mr M.F. Kelley, had put on record some of the tragic history of the station, and remembered at least six graves in the ‘horse paddock’ on the historic

station, including the Chinaman, a station overseer, an unknown bullock driver, Joe Everard and a housekeeper known as ‘Mrs Cookie.’ Mr Kelley had the graves of the Chinaman and Joe Everard securely fenced in 1922. The main graveyard, on a hill north of the

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Taking steps to defeat diabetes

REGULAR walking can significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And, as part of national Diabetes Week – Sunday the 12th till Saturday the 18th – Sunraysia Community Health Services is hosting a ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ event at Mildura’s Centro next Thursday, July 16. With focus of this year’s campaign being physical activity (specifically walking) SCHS staffers are keen to get the message out about the importance of exercise in preventing type 2 diabetes, or assisting to manage type 2 diabetes for those who have already been diagnosed. “The ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ campaign encourages people to walk with a friend as a way of getting motivated to increase their level of physical activity and to help with staying motivated,” the SCHS health promotion team says. “It also promotes the idea that walking can be a social event.” To be staged from 8am to 9am, the Centro ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ will include plenty of information and giveaways including pedometers to help people can keep a track of their exercise levels and recipe books that will, according SCHS, “assist recipients to step in the right direction”. According to Australian Government figures, just 30 percent of Australian adults undertake sufficient levels of physical activity with physical inactivity being one of the significant risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. Being overweight or obese, having high blood pressure, smoking, not consuming enough fruit and vegetables, and having a family history of type 2 diabetes are further risk factors. Diabetes Victoria’s Dr Ralph Audehm says people should not underestimate the seriousness of type 2 diabetes and its complications. These include heart attack, stroke, kidney damage and blindness.

Therefore, Victorians at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being encouraged to “take steps” to prevent the disease and those who already have diabetes are being encouraged to “take steps” towards a healthier lifestyle to help manage their condition. For more information contact SCHS diabetes educator, Jacqui Cesco, on 50225 444 or meet for the ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ inside Centro Mildura at 7.45am on Thursday. “Bring a friend,” urges Jacqui, “It is easier to start walking and keep walking when you walk n’ talk.” For more diabetes and the ‘Walk ‘n’ Talk’ campaign detail go to

• ON THE OFFENSIVE: SCHS diabetes educator, Jacqui Cesco, is urging people to get active.

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‘HOPE’ for the future as our youth mark NAIDOC Week By VINNIE RODI OFFICIAL NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Day Observance Committee) celebrations kicked off this week, with one of many activities allowing Indigenous youngsters to showcase aspects of their culture. The Mildura Visitor Information Centre played host to the event, with a colourful turtle shell display (designed and created by the entire group), individual works of arts, and a traditional dance on show for keen onlookers. And while the main goal of the morning’s activities was to acknowledge this year’s NAIDOC theme; ‘Honouring our Elders, Nurturing our Youth’, for these youngsters it was also a chance to showcase work conducted by the HOPE (Hope, Opportunity, Purpose and Education) project. Launched in 2007 in partnership with the Mildura Primary School, the project helps Year 5 and 6 Indigenous students make the transition into Year 7 studies, while encouraging them to attend school, improve learning outcomes and strengthen their cultural identity. HOPE Councillor Charlie Davis said the initiative wasn’t concerned with teaching children about their

culture, but rather reinforcing what they already knew. “The program is designed to open up opportunities and develop what the kids have already been taught,” she said. “It’s about connecting to their culture through art, dance and sport, and understanding the richness and complexity of Aboriginal history and traditions.” An exhibition created by the children was displayed at the Mildura Visitor Information Centre at the Mildura Waves Complex in honour of NAIDOC celebrations, with the works created by year six students from the Mildura Primary School. The exhibition entitled ‘Turtle Dreaming’ (featuring painted turtle shells) was part of a HOPE Project initiative that saw students visit local billabongs and wetlands. The trip was designed to reinforce students appreciation of local wildlife, with the group asked to create a painting that described their experiences. For Netani Koroi, 12, who has been a part of the HOPE Project for the past two years, his painting highlighted the various animals sighted during the trip. “I painted snakes and turtles and a few other animals,” he said. “I love making up stories about them.” The children were also asked to

write a brief paragraph summing up certain aspects of their lives, thoughts etc. with many focusing on what they’d learnt or achieved during the trip. HOPE Project co-ordinator Tina DeGroot said the initiative in conjunction with NAIDOC week was an extremely worthwhile experience for kids to take part in. “This exhibition is a culmination of the journey and learning the kids underwent,” she said. “The words and images on display reflect each of these youngster’s memories and experiences.” Tina said while the kids might not have a firm understanding of how important it is to learn about their history and culture, it was an appreciation that would develop over time. “Hopefully they will look back and appreciate what they have seen and done,” she said. “These paintings or ‘stories’ have come from the heart, and it’s encouraging to see these kids becoming proud of who they are, and recognising that they have a lot to offer their communities.” • CELEBRATIONS: Netani Koroi, RIGHT, and Chontae Kirby, INSET, at the HOPE Project on display at the Mildura Visitor Information Centre.

Colourful orchids to brighten winter greys EXCITEMENT is starting to build amongst the region’s orchid lovers, with the annual Sunraysia Orchid Club winter show only a week away. And while dozens of local growers will be on hand to showcase their beloved flowers, for one master of the trade, Ted Symes, LEFT, this year’s event is an opportunity to showcase awardwinning specimens. Ted, 75, recently returned from the Country Orchid Challenge in St Arnaud, where his ‘Slipper Orchid’ earned a Cultural Award, the first he’s won in 30 years. The orchid in question has taken nearly seven years to reach maturity, with Ted saying judges had been impressed with the plant’s high number of

buds and overall size. “I was extremely happy with the result,” Ted said. “To win that award was very exciting. “For myself and a few other local growers to come home with awards, and have our orchids recognised is a fantastic achievement.” Stepping into Ted’s backyard is like walking through an Amazonian rainforest, with thousands of orchids occupying every spare spot available, and the very background a sea of colours. The care needed to produce such a variety of orchids is intricate, with the majority of varieties present needing years of nurturing and care to reach full maturity, and more importantly catch judge’s eyes. It can be a time-consum-

ing pursuit, one that Ted admits you need to be “mad” to undertake. “I admit that personally it has turned into a hobby gone mad,” Ted said with a laugh. “It keeps me busy and it’s something I’ve thoroughly enjoyed doing for 30 years.” Ted will join several local growers at Centro Mildura next Friday, July 17 through to Sunday, July 19, when they showcase flowery masterpieces at the Sunraysia Orchid Club’s annual winter show. Experts from all over the district will converge on Centro Mildura’s centre concourse, on hand to showcase their most prized orchids and offer advice to the novice grower. • Continued Page 18


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Peter and Janice Doering have been on the land most of their lives. That’s Saturday bushfires. When the call went out for volunteers to assist in the has changed their lives, and the couple have told their story to the

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THE Dareton Kennel Club will host its annual dog show tomorrow and Sunday at the Wentworth Showgrounds. More information is available by contacting Rodney on 5027 3389.

Cash Bonanza WENTWORTH Bowling Club is busily preparing for the Triples ‘Cash Bonanza’ district open event, due to be held next Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17. More information is available by contacting Marlene on 5027 2162.

Christmas in July THE Wentworth Services Sporting Club will celebrate Christmas early this year, hosting ‘Christmas in July’ next Friday, July 17. A traditional Christmas menu, raffles, discounts and prizes will also be on offer, with more information available by contacting club reception on 5027 3302.

Doll and bear show THE Annual Doll and Bear show will be held at the Club Da Vinci tomorrow and Sunday from 10am. Entry is $5, with all proceeds to be donated to Heartbeat Sunraysia. More information is available by contacting 5023 8182.

Sunday Market A NUMBER of crafts, clothing, home cooking and fruit and vegetables will be on offer on Sunday, with the Langtree Mall to host a Sunday Market from 7am to 1pm.

Bowls Bonanza FOURS and Triples bowling competitions will be on show this Sunday and Monday, with the Mildura Workingman’s Club set to host a Cash Bonanza events at its clubrooms. Plenty of cash prizes will be up for grabs, with the competition set to start from 9am. More information is available by contacting 5023 1949 or 5023 3314.

Art on show ARTIST Rudy Kistler will be displaying 50 pieces of artwork depicting Mildura’s scenery tomorrow between 10am and 3pm at the Old Cottees Studio on the corner of Pine Avenue and 10th street. All members of the community are invited to attend, with more information available by contacting Rudy on 0425 250 479.

EARLIER this year, Yatpool farmers Peter and Janice Doering were enjoying Sunraysia’s third annual ‘Blockies and Cockies’ Day, a day set aside for people on the land to try to forget their economic woes. Unbeknown to them, around the same time, with soaring summer temperatures topping 40 degrees, several big fires broke out in the Horsham, Kilmore and Gippsland areas. In was Saturday, February 7… the day Victorians now know as ‘Black Saturday,’ and little did Peter and Jan know the effect it was going to have on their lives later in the year. “As the days passed, we had no idea that particular Saturday had become the blackest day in Australian history, with around 178 lives lost and 2200 houses burnt to the ground,” Jan said. When the Country Fire Authority called for volunteers for strike teams to fly down to the fire-devastated regions, Peter, a member of Carwarp Fire Brigade was one of the firs to put up his hand. His team flew out of Mildura on February 19. Based at Alexandra, they went to work soon after their arrival, completing mopping up operations throughout the night, and over the next few days. “After returning from the fires, I was wondering what I could do to help these people in their recovery from this devastation,” Peter said. “I heard that Rotary Clubs from Irymple and Mildura were collecting posts to help in the rebuilding of fences, and I also heard the call go out on ABC radio for volunteers.” Being a farmer with four decades fencing experience, and with Jan and Peter both in Red Cliffs Rotary, they decided to help, and drove to Kilmore East

• WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH…Sunraysia’s Peter and Janice Doering (left) meet the couple responsible for Blazeaid, Kevin and Rhonda Butler (and their dog ‘Blaze’) during a break from fencing work in the Kilmore region of Victoria in the wake of the tragic ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires. Peter and Jan worked for two weeks on new fencing programs, and have encouraged Sunraysia residents to lend a hand if they can to repair damaged fencing like the example (INSET). early in June, with their base what tools or machinery were thank us. Later on he dropped off on the property of Kevin and needed. two slabs of beer for volunteers, Rhonda Butler, along with many Peter and Jan’s team helped who got them for $1 a can during other BlazeAid volunteers. pull down burnt fencing so the the happy hour which started at They said every morning re-building of new ones could 4.30 every day.” of their stay became a well- begin. On another occasion, the organised drill. Up at 7.45am for “In two weeks we worked on farmer and his wife came to a cooked breakfast, Kevin had four different properties,” Peter a Saturday night BBQ at the them both, and other volunteers, said. “On our first job, we were shearing shed, bringing with assembled in his shearing shed told that the owner hadn’t been them a huge bag of meat. to be organised into teams for back to his land since the fires “These kind of things just the day. four months earlier. made our heart melt,” Jan said. Each team had a leader, whose “It was his wife who initially “While they are down and out, job was to phone the property made contact with BlazeAid, losing everything, they still owner to make sure they had the and Kevin had a team there found the time to think of other right address, and that he or she within days. We spent four days people. I’m sure friendships would be there working with the helping out, and the emotional have been made forever between team for the day, and also to see family couldn’t find the words to landowners and volunteers.”

Keeping safe on the roads during winter IT’S amazing how many people forget to check their cars during the winter season. Here are a couple of simple tips to make winter a safer driving period. • Check tyre treads - A bald tyre on a wet road is dangerous. To test if the tread is sufficient, take a match and place it in the tread or groove of the tyre. If the tread doesn’t completely bury the head of the match, the tyre should be replaced. Tyre pressure should also be check regularly to help reduce uneven wear. • Windscreen - It’s illegal for a windscreen to be chipped or cracked as it can affect a driver’s vision. Keep your windscreen clean, so that if the wipers are needed the windscreen doesn’t become smeared with dirt or insects. • Wiper Blades - It’s important to check them thoroughly, as dirt and sun can leave wipers ineffective. New wipers only cost a couple of dollars, and it’s worth the cost to have a clear

and safe view of the road. • Demisters - Make sure the front and back demisters are working. Turning on the heater and air conditioner together is an excellent way of demisting the windscreen, and prevents the seals from drying out. Opening the side window by 3cm can also help stop windows from misting up. • Brakes and tail lights, headlights, indicators – Make sure they’re all working properly, as dirty glass is just as dangerous as not having effective working lights. It’s important that

other road users can see you, so make sure all lights are in proper working order. On rainy days the road often becomes slippery, especially if the rain has followed immediately after a dry spell. This in turn leads to a longer distance required when braking, so slow down to cater for the added time needed to stop. At night, water on or over the road is extremely difficult to see due to the wet reflecting off a car’s headlights, once again slow down so that you have more time to view any hazards. Fog can also make driving dangerous, use headlights on LOW beam and the vehicle’s fog lights together, allowing other drivers to clearly see you in the low visibility conditions. More information is available by contacting Denis Jewell on 5021 3662 or by visiting the VicRoads website,



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why they felt empathy with the people who lost their homes, stock, property and lifestyle in the Black fire-ravaged area, they decided to spend two weeks doing what they could to help. It was an event that Mildura Weekly’s ALAN ERSKINE in the hope that others will also lend a hand…

with a burning help fire victims Jan said that during their stay, they worked with people from all over Australia, two from Sweden, and a special team member in Kate, 64, who came from England just to volunteer. “She heard about the rebuilding from a friend in Adelaide who had already been helping for a month,” Jan said. “Her husband had driven her there, left her with the caravan, and returned later to take her home.” can be found on the web, along with photos of the devastation, studies of the work being done, and pictures of many of the volunteers. Jan said many volunteers came from Melbourne on their a day off, and others who were ‘between jobs’ drove down to offer their help. Many people she and Peter spoke to had been back several times. “One Melbourne school footy

team had a bye, so they all came and helped out for the day,” she said. “The same school’s Year 11 students helped out twice during the week. And the volunteering jobs are not just for men. The ladies help out by driving utes while wire is run out, they help put up steel posts, light fires to keep workers warm during smoko and lunch, prepare meals, and dozens of other jobs. “If they didn’t want to leave the campsite there is always something to do, helping organisers with photocopying, doing simple errands, helping out in the kitchen, baby sitting… the list goes on.” Peter and Jan had a special “thank you” to the Red Cliffs Wednesday sewing group, after an SOS phone call went out for some warm scarves and beanies for volunteers. “As usual these wonderful

ladies came through by having a working bee to make 20 beanies and 20 scarves, along with five quilts. These were delivered in person by another Red Cliffs volunteer. Peter said that if he and Jan were lucky enough to get the chance between now and September, they wouldn’t hesitate to give more time to those who were still doing it hard. “A lot of people in these areas who have lost their homes are still living in a tent,” Peter said.”It’s not an ideal time of year to be doing that.” They have urged Sunraysia residents with any spare time on their hands to give Blazeaid a thought. Contact details are available from the BlazeAid website, or if people have any questions they can ring Peter on 0427 375 451, or Jan on 0428 377 628.

• HELPING HANDS: Their names aren’t important, but the job they’re doing is… just a few of the many faces repairing ‘Black Saturday’ damage, above and bottom, and the middle picture shows pine posts from Sunraysia being made ready for fencing replacement.

Jan said age and lack of experience was no barrier, as there was plenty of expertise available. She and Peter were amazed at the number of people of all ages, and from all walks of life, who gave up a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks to assist. Accommodation is organised for people who require it, and meals are provided, although people are advised to bring a thermos. As well as accommodation, there are portable showers and toilets on site, but limited power. Volunteers have been asked to bring warm work clothes, sturdy boots, gloves, jacket, beanie, safety goggles and any tools that would assist for fencing. Volunteers aged between 18 and 74 years are covered by VFF insurance. They go out in small groups each day, usually to the same property until the job is finished, although it varies.

Mildura Rural City Council PUBLIC NOTICES


MERBEIN COMMUNITY LIBRARY HUB – FEASIBILITY STUDY COMMUNITY DISCUSSION In early 2007 the Merbein Community set down a list of priorities that they believed were the most important visions to take their community forward. These priorities formed the basis of the Merbein Community Plan. One of the major visions to come out of the Merbein Community Plan was to explore the future re-development of the library into somewhat of a library / community hub facility. Much work has been done by the community over the past 2 years, and the project has now reached a point where a study into the future possibility of such a resource is to be done. Mildura Rural City Council and the Merbein Community now seek your input and invite you to attend a community discussion on the evening of Wednesday 15th July, from 6pm – 8pm at the Merebin Centre, O’Bryan Street, Merbein.

RED CLIFFS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Final Draft is complete and available to view at Council’s Madden Avenue Office, Mildura and Irymple libraries, the Red Cliffs Resource Centre and online at www. If you would like to comment on the plan please address all correspondence to Rachael Attwood, Strategic Planner at Mildura Rural City Council on 03 5018 8410 by Friday 24 July 2009.

SALE OF IMPOUNDED VEHICLES Tenders for the purchase and removal of the following vehicles will be received until 4.00pm Tuesday 21 July 2009. Tenders should be endorsed with the appropriate description and addressed to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mildura Rural City Council, PO Box 105, Mildura, 3502.

The evening will discuss the future potential of the project.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE – JULY 2009 Please be advised that Mildura Rural City Council will be undertaking road works during July 2009. Subject to weather conditions road works will continue on Monday 13th July 2009. Location of Works

Start Date

Finish Date

Road Closure

Walnut Avenue, Mildura (between Dunning Drive & Panorama Drive) - Road Widening & New Footpath

Tuesday 23/6/09 7.00am

Friday 24/7/09 5.00pm

Traffic Control

Traffic control and detour signage will be provided to indicate the changed traffic conditions. No parking will be permitted within the work zones. 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 03 5018 8483 or mobile 0417 584 145.



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The vehicles are offered “as is” at the time of the sale and must be collected within 7 days by the successful tenderer. Tenders must be lodged at Councils’ Madden Avenue Office at 108-116 Madden Avenue Mildura and placed in an envelope in the Tender Box at reception. Alternatively, tenders can be lodged by mail to P O Box 105, Mildura 3502. Prospective purchasers may view vehicles on Tuesday 14 July 2009 between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at Mel Schmidt Panel Works Benetook Avenue Mildura. For further information contact Councils Senior Local Laws Officer Matthew Collins on 5018 8224.

Council regrets any inconvenience caused.

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Mildura teenager Lateisha Gates admits she would have been terrified a few years ago about stepping into the spotlight of centre stage. But thanks to the Sunraysia Gang Show it’s now something she looks forward to each year. Lateisha will join 90 cast and crew members over the next two weekends as they get...

Ready to Rock! By VINNIE RODI TONIGHT’S the night to ‘break a leg’ as they say in the showbiz world, with the Sunraysia Gang Show set to hit the Mildura Arts Centre stage for an amazing 33rd time. For many of Sunraysia’s scouts and guide groups the next two weeks will be a chance to have some fun while showcasing an array of talented individuals. Cast and crew have dedicated four months to this year’s production entitled “Everybody Let’s Rock”, with the group set to host seven performances over two weekends. Two of the show’s talented youngsters Lateisha Gates, 17, and Hayden Gadzinski, 14, will appear in a number of the show’s 20-plus performance items, with excitement building during the final week of preparations. “The group has certainly started to get nervous,” Lateisha said. “Hopefully once we take the stage for the first time the nerves will disappear and we can concentrate on putting on a terrific show.” One of many skits to appear will feature notorious Australian bushranger Ned Kelly, with the Australian icon facing trial. Lateisha and Hayden will portray “stuck-up and pompous rich people”, a role both have thoroughly enjoyed. “It’s a lot of fun to play a stuck-up person who basically loves themselves,” Hayden said. “But I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite role in the show.” Hayden’s ‘dislike’ for the sketch is due to the comedic relief part of the performance, specifically where his unprotected head is repeatedly beaten with an umbrella. “That would be my fault,” Lateisha said with a laugh. “My character has an extreme-

ly large umbrella that doesn’t really fit in the room. Every time I move I tend to take Hayden out.” Both performers are no strangers to the stage, with Hayden appearing in his ninth Gang Show, and Lateisha her sixth. While neither have ambitions to tackle showbiz in the future, it hasn’t stopped them throwing themselves head first into the experience, allowing them to overcome personal problems like

Lateisha’s shyness. “There’s no better cure for being shy than getting up in front of a packed Mildura Arts Centre audience and being asked to perform,” she said. “The Gang Show has certainly helped me grow in confidence over the years, and enabled me to develop new skills.” For Hayden, his love of the show goes a little deeper, having spent the majority of his life involved in the event. He will join the Gang Show elite next year, with 2010 to

•  GOOD TO GO: Tavis Collins, Nicole Stanborough, Rhiannon Curtis, Caleb Wakefield, ABOVE, are as colourful as they are cheerful while, LEFT, Aiden Blow, Emily Job, Hayden Gadzinski, Lateisha Gates and Liam Hermans take their dress rehearsal very seriously.

Colourful orchids to brighten winter greys •  From Page 15 Most of the display flowers will be marked by a specialist judge from Adelaide, with awards to be presented throughout the weekend. A number of plants will also be for sale, with each grown locally and accustomed to the town’s cli-

be his 10th show. “I started when I was fiveyears-old,” he said. “It’s been a major part of my life, and something I’ve loved doing. “Not many people reach the 10 year mark, and I think only one or two people have 20 years of ‘service’ next to their name. I don’t think I’ll be one to reach 20 years, but I’ll definitely try to be a part of the show for as long as I can.” A lot of history, tradition and public expectation has

amassed during the show’s 33 years, something each member of the group has come to understand and appreciate. “We do talk about the history of the Gang Show before we take the stage,” Lateisha said. “It’s a real eye-opener to see all the different people that have been involved, and realise how much the show has become part of the town.” “Everybody Let’s Rock” will feature 20 individuallythemed performances, with hits from the ‘Wild One’ Johnny O’Keefe set to be a highlight. Comedy will also be prominent, with skit ‘Inflationary Language’ sure to provide audiences with a few belly laughs, and the infamous Monty Python sketch ‘Five Minute Argument’ also featured. Tickets for the 33rd Annual Sunraysia Gang Show are still available from Angus and Robertson in the Langtree Mall, or call 5027 3473 to make a booking. Shows will be performed at the Mildura Arts Centre starting this weekend (tonight through to Sunday), concluding next weekend from Thursday, July 16 to Saturday, July 18. Performances start from 7.30pm, with two afternoon sessions also planned for this Sunday and next Saturday, July 18 from 2pm. More information about the Gang Show is available by contacting Greg Egan on 0419 365 968 or 5018 5800 during business hours.

mate. Potting demonstrations will also take place from 11am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and 3pm on Friday and Saturday afternoons. “It’s going to be great for locals to come out and view some of the region’s awardwinning flowers,” Ted said. “It’s also an opportunity

for those who want to learn more about orchids to do so, and maybe even buy a plant of their own.” The Sunraysia Orchid Club winter show will run throughout Centro Mildura’s opening hours. More information is available by contacting Diane Cavanagh on 5025 7305.

She admits there have been some hardships and personal sacrifices along the way – she misses her family in Mildura and also her partner, Luke Shelly, who is in the construction industry on the Mornington Peninsula, but she believes the end result will be well worth the effort. Next year she will be looking for an internship somewhere in Victoria – probably in or close to Melbourne, but she wouldn’t mind spending the 12 months in her home town of Mildura if the opportunity arose. At the end of next year Brooke expects to be a fully qualified pharmacist, and will combine any pharmacy work with more study so she can become a medication review accredited pharmacist. This would mean a more personal touch with patients, based on trust and a closer relationship with people, and one that will allow her to go to family homes to check and advise on medication, a job she can combine with raising a family, and one where she can be based at home if necessary. And while ‘home’ is currently in Bendigo, Brooke says she wouldn’t mind ending up back in the Sunraysia region, working and raising a family. She is naturally proud of what she has achieved, but gives a lot of credit to her parents, and Luke, for their encouragement, guidance and support, to her teachers at St Joes, and also Deborah Harding for teaching her that there was more to pharmaceutical work than merely dispensing medicine. “And this is a great occupation,” she says, “challenging, but very rewarding. There are many young people entering the profession in the cities, but not many returning to work in country regions, so that’s what I want to do.”

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• Charming 1930’s home • Polished Murray Pine floors • Wunderlick walls & ceilings •10 foot high ceilings

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

Shops for Sale



Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 20-22 Olive Avenue E3 Internet PID: 338691

Contact: Loretta 0418 596789 Address: 1301-1307 Etiwanda Avenue F5 Internet PID: 340754

• Ideal for investors or owner occupier • On street car parking and close to sporting ovals and Tafe

High on Hill, Complete Infrastructure



• Approx 30 Acres • Red wine grapes with contract • High on hill, good soil • Imperial mandarine - 1/2 Acre • 10 Megs of High Security Water • Computerised watering system • Electric Pump (8 Acre shifts) • Pump shed, overhead sprays Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: Lot 2 Paschendale Avenue, Merbein Internet PID: 337565

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

David Martin 0417 007 556

MW10072009 *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

• 8 car park facility • Staff room facility with 2 toilets • Land size 280m2 freehold • Entrance to Mall - Prime Location


• 2 Premises/2 leases • Good traffic exposure • 587 m2 land and shops • Zoned (BIZ) Business Zone 1

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

• Excellent exposure to traffic and pedestrians • Ideal for Investors/owner occupiers •Building 140m2/large window front


Contact: Loretta 0418 596789 Address: 94 Langtree Avenue F3 Internet PID: 339734

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 27 San Mateo Avenue F4 Internet PID: 328249

For more details contact Tony Roccisano on 0418 502 101

5021 1900


Langtree Avenue Freehold


Mildura Weekly - 10/7/09

Home Buyers Guide


roccisano property group

The Best Value New Home Package On The Market $249,000 ea GOL GOL

Life Style on the Murray • River frontage • Large allotment 2.5 acres • Own your own island • Fully fenced Contact: Tony 0418 502101 Address: 6 Murray Street, Gol Gol Internet PID: 311027


• Walking distance to Gol Gol • High elevation • Bird life sanctuary • Exclusive location

Phone for an Inspection

• 3 bedrooms, ensuite to main • HIde-away/study nook • Stainless steel applicances • Reverse cycle air conditioning • You won’t find better value • Undercover outdoor entertaining • Double lock up garage/auto door MILDURA • Good size yard with rear access Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: Lot 30 Wisteria Way & Lot 8 Renshinkan Court D12 Internet PID: 312703 / 317370

RIVERSIDE PARK First Home Buyers Don’t Miss Out! Citrus/Avocado/Chardonnay Farm

• 7 bay lockable shed • 3 Phase Power • 7 bay lean-to shed, chemical shed • 17 acres with overhead sprays



• Planted with citrus & avocados • 4 acres of Chardonnay with contract • 10 megs high security water

Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 7 Cowanna Avenue, Merbein Internet PID: 336486

5021 1900


ESR $67,000-$75,000

• Approx. 10 acres • 3 Megs of High Security Water (4 planted to Shiraz) • Natural gas main on Trioda • Solar farm minutes away • Deep sandy red loam • Close to Red Cliffs town centre Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 37 Trioda Street, Red Cliffs Internet PID: 336290

Huge $36,500 Grant

Don’t miss out on the Government Grant, you may never get a chance like this again... Build new & save thousands on stamp duty! Call today to secure your Land or House & Land Package. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: Riverside Park, Cnr Fifteenth St & Riverside Ave D12 Internet PID: 266851

Real People in Real Estate

Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101

*ESR - Estimated Selling Range

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

11am – AEST Thursday 6 August 2009 River Room Crown Casino Southbank Melbourne

Investment Portfolio Auction 46 3 Prime Entry Level Investments

Mildura VIC, 70-72 Langtree Mall – – – – – –

Shop 1

New 6 year lease Annual 4% fixed increases Leased to Colorado Group Ltd Area: 159m2* 1 car space on title Rent: $62,400pa* (as at 3/9/09) Web Ref M020609

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Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101

Shops 3 + 4

7 year lease to Sept 2010 no option In occupation since 1993 Huge retail / Langtree Mall frontage Underlet - poised for rental growth Double shop total area 300m2* 2 car spaces on title Rent: $90,628pa* (as at 1/10/09)

– – – – – – –

Web Ref M040609

TO BE SOLD SEPARATELY Jamie Perlinger 0413 860 315 Shaun Venables 0411 860 865

roccisano property group

03 9613 0400

Versatile 1st floor with fitout Former CBA Business Banking Centre Suits variety of commercial uses Develop/Invest/Owner Occupy Area: 562m2* 2 car spaces on title Rent: $25,000pa* (1YR rent guarantee) Web Ref M050609

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500

First Floor

Level 2 360 Collins St Melbourne 3000

* Approx

David Martin 0417 007 556


83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Affordable 10 Acres

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Red Cliffs 131 Indi Avenue

Mildura 25 Langtree Parade

If you prefer something a bit out of the ordinary but still offering comfort, then this could be you. This property makes for comfortable modern living with a twist! Historical information memorandum available

Sensational opportunity to purchase as investment or live-in with potential for redevelopment (STCA). Located walking distance to St Joseph’s College and Sacred Heart Primary School, parkland and shops nearby. This is a rare development opportunity - call now!

• • • • • •

4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (spa bath) Natural gas heating, reverse cycle air-con Bosch appliances 6x6m shed and double carport Approx. 1 acre of established gardens Ideal for tea rooms or B&B

• • • • • •

Auction Sat 1 August 2009 at 1.30pm On Site View Sat 10.00 - 10.30 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

754m2 allotment 70 foot frontage to Langtree Parade Sealed rear lane with access 3 bedrooms Currently leased at $180 per week High ceilings with ornate plaster work Sale $210,000 - $240,000 View Sat 10.50 - 11.20 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue


Mildura 54 Panorama Drive


Stunning Appeal Don’t delay inspection as this 4 bedroom + study home of approx 27.5 squares under roof is the best in the market. Currently leased at $350/wk to a corporate tenant, the property makes for sound investment or potential live in. • • • • •

5x4m shed with side access Reverse cycle & natural gas Ducted vacuum system & alarm system Undercover outdoor entertaining area Roomy 842m2 lot

Auction Sat 1 August 2009 at 11.30am On Site View Sat 12.15 - 12.45 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue


Mildura 11 Taminga Court

Dareton 16 Neilpo Street

Dareton 24-38 Tapio Street

Nestled amoungst a quiet much loved neighbourhood is this delightful 3 bedroom + Study home. With two good sized living areas, formal dining, ensuite to main bedroom and seperate bathroom you’ll have more than enough room for the growing family.

One owner very neat 3 bedroom conite. Spacious yard, workshop shed. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more immaculate home. 2 minute walk to shops. Vendor down-sizing and relocating. This propety must sell!

Ever wanted to own the whole street? Well now is your chance! 8 commercial shops with 7 tenants in place. Start planning your retirement with these investments. Time to consider an alternative for your super.

Sale $279,950 View Sat 11.35 - 12.00 Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $155,000 View Sat 1.10 - 1.30 Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Auction Fri 10th July, 11am on site View Phone to inspect Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Gol Gol Lot 47 Drings Way

Mildura Lot 15 Barraclough Way

Nangiloc 2674 Kulkyne Way

Elevated building allotment of 1320m2 in popular Gol Gol Estate. North West aspect in a quiet court position. Underground power and town water. Vendor wants this property sold this weekend. Here’s your opportunity!

Under construction with slab about to go down, save on stamp duty with this 4 bedroom + study, 2 bathroom home on 642m2 of land. State of the art, environmentally friendly, 5.5 star energy rating, approx. 22sq of living.

Nangiloc Store & Tavern featuring general store, PO, CBA agency, fuel, bottle shop, Big Cod Bar & Bistro. Also includes 4 bedroom home with in-ground pool and bungalow on 1 acre. Figures available & impressive.

Sale $99,500 View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $298,000 View Phone to inspect Craig Kerr 042 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers Over $690,000 WIWO View Phone For Details Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 311-321 Tenth Street Outstanding opportunity to purchase with potential return of 13.5%. 16 studio rooms (ex nursing home accommodation) with potential rent of $130 per bed, 2-3 occupants per room. Location to shops, transport and recreational ovals, ideal for individual leasing or backpackers. • • • • • •

Brick construction Common rooms and courtyard Shower, toilet, kitchen and laundry facilities Locks and keys for all rooms Heating/cooling to all rooms Further potential for expansion (STCA) Sale Offers over $600,000 View Phone to inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

More Rental Properties Needed Qualified Tenants Waiting The Ray White group manages over 200,000 investment properties. Mildura 4/364 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 6 Durham Avenue

Mildura 10 Duneden Close

Colignan 2404 Kulkyne Way

Mildura 21 Floral Avenue East

Located in Mildura’s main street opposite McDonalds, is this fully furnished 2BR unit rented at $190 per week for 1 year with a possible extension with an option for another 1 year with 2.5% rental increase.

Potential for 5 genuine bedrooms. Big living areas including; formal lounge, dining and family. 6m x 4m colourbond shed with floor and power plus inground swimming pool. This is the best value home on the market!

Amazing 4 bedroom + study home. Only one block away from Centro. Approx. 30 sq living, huge formal dining, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas & 2 fantastic outdoor entertaining areas for family & friends.

Outstanding opportunity to purchase a 4 bedroom BV on approx 1/2 acre. 2 bathrooms, large workshop/games room, only 200 metres from the river. This is the pefect getaway. Bidding starting at $150,000. Must sell!

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

Sale $129,000 View Phone to inspect Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $270,000 - $315,000 View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $490,000 View Phone to inspect Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Auction Sat 25th July, 11am on site View Phone To Inspect Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $155,000 - $175,000 View Sat 12.00 - 12.30 Craig Kerr 0427 700 450 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Tel: 5021 9500

Our aim is to find quality tenants and provide ‘Property Care’ not just Property Management. Due to unprecedented demand from tenants, we need quality rental properties for our list of quality tenants. Call our Property Management Team now on 5021 9500


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Unit 4/841 Fifteenth Street $179,000 Open for Inspection Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Get There First Just listed, this quality 2 bedroom townhouse in the sought after Plaza Village complex, features near new carpets, ducted cooling, chefs kitchen, buiit in robes, large private yard, under cover outdoor living & double garage. Situated a stones throw from Centro Plaza with a bus stop at the front door its the ultimate in convenient, affordable and carefree living. For Sale Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

Gol Gol $250,000 + SAV Gol Gol Store (Business for Sale) Phone to Inspect Reap the Rewards This extremely profitable well established mixed business is offered for immediate sale. Located adjacent to the Primary School, boat ramp, tennis courts and hotel, and includes near new plant and equipment. The 5 bedroom home attached offers comfortable living along with huge under cover outdoor area and fully fenced yard. Grasp this rare opportunity and For Sale enjoy the lifestyle and income it can provide. Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035



Gol Gol

$365,000+ 15 Cherry Avenue Phone to Inspect It’s Simply Sensational This luxury townhouse in a dream location opposite the Art Centre is only a few minutes walk to the river.Comprising 3 bedrooms separate formal dining & large formal entry, dream kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built in wall unit to lounge, private courtyard & the convenience of a double garage. Go on you deserve it. For Sale Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

6 Murray Street Phone to Inspect Absolute Water Front - Owner Says Sell - Make An Offer Almost 2 magnificent acres including your very own private mooring area, just a short stroll to shopping & schools. This is one of the very best riverfront building allotments offering outstanding value. Undeveloped Riverfront land is fast becoming a thing of the past, don’t miss your opportunity, make an offer today. For Sale Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035






$375,000 1 Hugo Court Open for Inspection Saturday 11:30 -12:00pm Now This Is Unique Why so unique? The moment you walk in the front door this home screams quality. Quality tiling greets you at the entrance and flows through to the huge open plan living and family room. The gourmet kitchen includes Smeg appliances; there is a separate home cinema, 3 large bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms, reverse cycle air con and a covered outdoor For Sale kitchen. Now that’s unique. Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035





$259,500 4 Jane Eliza Court Inspect Saturday 12:15-12:45pm Not Just Outstanding Value Priced to sell this superbly located modern family home offers an exceptional lifestyle. A feeling of light and space is instant boasting an open plan living area overlooking the landscaped garden, 3 large bedrooms, main with W.I.R & full ensuite and the smart use of courtyards & glass. Inspection Highly Recommended For Sale Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035 Web Id 374329

Imagine…. Could it get any better?





the ultimate experiencing the perfect waking up in your kitchen nights sleep own day spa Personal inspection can be arranged by calling Richard Wyatt direct 5025 8712 or 0414 600 035 ered 6x4 shed.0419 Inspection is a must. Kevin Forbes 596 711Web Id Richard 356204 Wyatt 0414 600 035 Web Id 375337

Richard Wyatt Manager Real Estate 0414 600 035

Kevin Forbes Property Consultant 0419 596 711

Graeme ???Roper Property Consultant 0429 824 008

Judy Aitken Property Consultant 0418 502 302

For ForSale Sale

Wendy Hobbs Property Manager 0400 688 044

$119,900 Cnr Twelfth Street & Riverside Avenue Phone to Inspect Only A Wedge Away Overlooking the seventh fairway at picturesque Mildura Golf and Country Club this large building allotment would suit a premier new home or two first class units. Within walking distance of the hospital, medical precinct and parkland suggests the ideal location for families or to build your retirement nest. Act now. For Sale Web Id 374103 For Sale Kevin Forbes Graeme Roper0419 0429596 824711 008Web WebIdId377808 365774 For Sale

Sally Hardy Property Manager 0417 162 741

Sarah McKenzie Sales Administration

Tiana Radman Front Office Reception

Kathryn Martin Water Trade 0419 847 210

Deb Ryan Home loans 0488 422 366

Jo Edgcumbe Finance 0400 772 772


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$219,500 219 Eleventh Street Phone to Inspect Delightful Heritage Residence Inspect this heritage home and be impressed by the character, attention to detail and prime location. Boasting 3 good sized bedrooms, feature timber kitchen, formal lounge, bright dining and family area. A short walk to schools, churches, city central, and Alfred Deakin complex. Compared to others in the area, this home represents excellent value for money. Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035 For Sale

$480,000 10 Hyder Drive Phone to Inspect When Your Family Deserves The Best Once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy a first class lifestyle. This top quality home, located in one of Mildura’s best streets has it all, 4 large bedrooms & ensuite, polished Murray Pine floorboards, split level living, separate formal lounge & dining, large family room, solid timber chefs kitchen, 4 stunning bay windows, huge landscaped gardens & much more. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 346580 For Sale





Mildura $252,500 Lot 3 Arizona Court Phone to Inspect Booming Mirage Estate – House & Land Package About to be built by James Harwood, HIA award winning builders this stunning design has 3 bedrooms with WIR’s & ensuite to main, formal lounge/ home theatre room, dream kitchen, large family alfresco under main roof , double garage & revercy cycle air con. The chance of a lifetime.

$595,000 Cudmore Road Phone to Inspect Fish Farm On The River 100ac with more than 200m of Darling River frontage, huge 3 bedroom home, quality shedding, fully operational fish farm including yabby breeding. Approx 50m x 6m fully fitted fish breeding shed constructed of 6” cool room panel, 26 dams, approx 60m x 10m hot house for veggie growing, 1 bedroom flat for your guests, all of this plus your very own jetty. What a lifestyle! Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035 For Sale



$265,000+ 218 Seventh Street Phone to Inspect Upmarket Townhouse This very desirable townhouse is situated only a few minutes walk to the river, almost opposite the Art Centre & very close to the CBD. It offers 9’ ceilings throughout, magnificent marble kitchen private courtyard, 2 large bedrooms & separate formal dining, A double garage finishes this stunning low maintenance home Judy Aitken 0418 502 302



$249,500 15 Cameron Avenue Phone to Inspect Amazing Opportunity This unique home situated in a dream location is just waiting for you to deliver your finishing touches. Split level with polished floors to lounge & formal dining, 3 bedrooms plus downstairs offers a separate unit with its own kitchen, bathroom, laundry & huge bed/sitting room. The property features, 3 car carport, large shed. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 376998 For Sale



Red Cliffs





$159,900 1 Simon Court Phone to Inspect Grab Your Walking Shoes Only a short stroll from the Red Cliffs shops & Post Office & within 2 minutes of the Bowling club this 2 bedroom brick home unit with airconditioning, modern kitchen, large lounge & dining is ideal for retirees or investors. With all the comforts you expect including a secure & paved outdoor living. This totally free standing home is available for your occupation now. Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711 Web Id 378467 For Sale

Koorlong $128,000 Lot 2 Etiwanda Avenue Phone to Inspect A Place With Space 9 ¼ ac in peaceful Koorlong, between 20th & 21st Street. A great spot for your new family home, with lots of room for vegies, fruit trees, roses, kids or a hobby farm. No red tape as the property includes a current planning approval to build your dream home. Plus 22.9mgl of water. Only a few minutes from Centro, why not have the best of both worlds? Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 348581 For Sale

97-99 Lime Avenue, Mildura

5025 8700



$99,500 Walnut Avenue ( Sunraysia Village) Phone to Inspect Brand New And Beautiful - Affordable Housing This 4 bedroom villa is almost complete, full gloss kitchen, reverse cycle air cond gas appliances, raked ceiling to living area, lovely neighbours, fully fenced back yard, under cover outdoor living area, single carport. Full use of community pool and BBQ . Small well mannered pets welcome, Improve your lifestyle - downsize & cash up! Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 348305 For Sale



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$155,000 16 Neilpo Street Phone to Inspect Well Loved Family Home A perfect opportunity to secure a quality, well cared for 3 bedroom home which will suit investors, first home buyers or families. Spacious formal lounge with split system, bright kitchen & separate meals area. All bedrooms large enough for two beds plus room for a computer desk, etc. Located on a ¼ ac (approx) allotment with generous workshop, carport and a variety of fruit trees. Walk everywhere from here. Richard Wyatt 0414 600 035 For Sale

For Sale


For Sale

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302











$385,000 961 Fifteenth Street Phone to Inspect Smart Architecture = Stunning Family Home Quality built home with 2 separate living areas and family room. Boasting a luxury kitchen with 900mm upright stainless steel oven, dish washer and microwave, 4 large bedrooms all with BIR’s, main with ensuite.Tiled family bathroom with spa bath, ducted heating and cooling, double garage, covered outdoor living and landscaped gardens. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Web Id 372607 For Sale





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We’re the only agents open 7 days Mildura

18/1 Rambling Way


4473 Hattah Road



Tightly Held Location


52 Nineteenth Street


40 - 42 San Mateo Avenue




Mortgagee Auction

Hobby Block


Renovate & Rejuvenate Or Simply Redevelop

Attractive from the street & on the high side of the road is this Located 2 blocks from Dockside Marina & at the entry to

Enjoying an absolute blue chip location is this impeccably presented 2 b/r townhouse. Ideally suited to retirees, first home & investors alike the home offers a functional floor plan, ducted reverse cycle air, lock up garage with remote & low maintenance gardens.A must see if location is important. Rent Appraisal $185 p.w

Approximately 39.66 hectares (98 acres). Potential income modern 3 bedroom home with separate lounge, dining, family & from sand mining operation subject to council approval. kitchen. Positioned on a manageable allotment with wide, shady Property includes 3 bedroom house, excellent shedding & verandahs, covered o/d living, double carport & single lock up garage, stock & domestic water. Easy access to the Murray River. this home offers an enviable lifestyle in a peaceful location yet only Features picturesque views of the Wemen District & views minutes from town. To complete the picture you will find generous water storage with metered water supply, enviro septic system & of Murray Redgums. Ideal weekender or hobby block.

the Mildura CBD this 3 bedroom home requires attention. Offers large lounge & spacious kitchen. An ideal site for future development subject to council approval & boasting rear lane access it would make an ideal townhouse site.

Price Inspect Contact

Auction Terms Inspect Contact

Auction Terms Inspect Contact

$165,000 - $185,000 By Appointment Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Chris Hill 0431 378 202


3/288 Twelfth Street

Fri 10th July at 1.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days Fri 12.30 - 1.00pm Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

your very own horse yard & stables. Auction Sat 11th July at 10.30am On Site Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 Days Inspect Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

6 Eyre Court


Opposite Mildura Golf Club

This extremely neat 2 bedroom unit is opposite the Mildura Golf Club. Freshly painted throughout it boasts Hard To Resist a large lounge kitchen meals area with a leafy outlook. In very good condition it also includes evaporative cooling, Situated in a great court location this superb 3 bedroom family home has space for everyone. Features large lounge, gas heating and lockup garage with a neat outdoor separate kitchen & dining. Ensuite & WIR to main, BIR’s to all other bedrooms. Outside is a wonderful secure yard with garden shed, double carport & covered outdoor area. With natural gas heating this home is sure to warm you entertaining area. Leased at $170.00 per week up. Don’t miss out!

Price Inspect Contact

$169,900 By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732


3 Diamond Court

Price Inspect Contact

$245,000 Sat 11.30am - 12.00noon & Sun 12.00noon - 12.30pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


10 Lavender Court



Units 1-4/291 Deakin Avenue

Location - Everything At Your Fingertips

Positioned on Deakin Ave are these quality for units situated next to schools, shops & church. The 4x2 bedroom units all leased to excellent tenants returning approx $595pw. 2 of the units have been fully renovated & plan’s are available for the other 2 plus potential to redevelop down the track.

Price Inspect Contact

118 Eleventh Street

Fri 17th July at 1.00pm On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

$400,000 - $420,000 By Appointment Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


218 Walnut Avenue NEW PRICE


Sought After Location

We are pleased to offer this beautifully presented family home in a quiet court location within easy walking distance to Mildura Centro Plaza. Consisting of 3 bedrooms master with WIR & ensuite, ‘L’ shape lounge/dining, floating timber floors, kitchen with dw & roomy family/casual meals area. Split system air con, evap air con & ceiling fans. A double carport, 12’ x 15’ shed plus a sensational pitched pergola for outdoor entertaining. Currently leased at $245 per week.

Price Inspect Contact

Offers Over $235,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


1/256 Seventh Street

Picture Perfect Presentation

This beautiful home located in the bell of a quiet West side court has been presented with absolute pride. Comprising of 3 bedrooms, ensuite & WIR to main, formal living room, large open family meals area with functional kitchen & quality appliances. The home features a great outdoor pergola with pitched roof overlooking a low maintenance & secure backyard. This property also boasts an oversize double lock up garage.

Price Inspect Contact

$259,000 Sat 10.00 - 10.30am & Mon 5.15 - 5.45pm Chris Hill 0431 378 202 Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


9 Opray Court

It’s Adorable

This spotlessly presented 3 bedroom family home has all the must haves. Features include large open lounge with gas heating, kitchen with meals area, large bedrooms all with BIRs. Outside boasts an undercover entertaining area with spa bath, 6m x 3m (approx) shed, boat shed & enclosed veggie patch all in convenient location.

Price Inspect Contact

This delightful 3 bedroom family home is ideally located & is within a short stroll to shops, schools & hospitals. The home has been rewired, plumbed & features a large lounge with reverse cycle air conditioning & carpets, large bedrooms all with BIRs, undercover entertaining area, lock up garage, workshop & all set on a fully fenced allotment with established gardens.

Price Inspect Contact

$190,000 - $200,000 Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm

Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


Inner City Secret

18 Sirius Court

$160,000 - $175,000 Sat & Sun 12.00 - 12.30pm Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


57 Eaglesham Street


Perfect Family Home

Ready Made Investment With Location

Nice & Neighbourly

Tidy 2 bedroom unit close to Mansell Reserve, Arts Centre & the mighty Murray River. Boasts open plan living reverse cycle air conditioning & spacious kitchen meals. Offers central bathroom & separate laundry. Good sized yard with garden shed & single garage with security door. Returning $150 per week - Will sell quickly.To finalise a deceased estate.

Located in a quietWestside court within easy walking distance to Mildura West Primary School & convenience store makes this an ideal family home. Features include 3 generous size bedrooms all with BIRs, 2 separate living areas, semi ensuite bathroom plus a powder room for separate use during the morning rush hour.There’s a paved pergola area & the double carport allows easy access to rear yard & garden shed.

If you’re looking for a family friendly home, then look no further than this delightful example! This homes value should not be overlooked. 4 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, BIRs, formal lounge & separate dining, kitchen boasts ample storage with dishwasher, gas heating & evap cooling. Outside features large yard with garden shed & access to backyard, double auto garage & lots more. Don’t miss out!

This home has 3 bedrooms & study with 2 living areas, large front & back yards with shed & valuable rear lane access. This property holds endless amounts of potential & is searching for the right buyer to pounce & capitalise.

Price Inspect Contact

Price Inspect Contact

Price Inspect Contact

Price Inspect Contact

$135,000 By Appointment

Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


438 Eleventh Street

$195,000 - $210,000 By Appointment

Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

$260,000 - $280,000 Sat 1.15 - 1.45pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

19 Marziano Drive


Footy Field Front Yard

$155,000 - $160,000 Sat 11.30am - 12.00noon Sam Boake 0400 658 461


153 Magnolia Avenue


Move In & Put Your Feet Up!

This spacious townhouse nicely located on the west side close to a corner store/bakery, sporting ovals & playground is a must see. Featuring 3 bedrooms all with BIRs, ensuite, kitchen/meals area & large living room. The yard is designed for entertaining with a built in gas BBQ, open fire place & shade sail surrounded by lovely established gardens. Double garage with auto door & garden shed complete the package.

Price Inspect Contact

Offers Over $210,000 Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Location Location! Take the plunge into buying your first home. The fully renovated interior features 3 bedrooms, attractive new You Will Love It! Spotlessly presented 3 bed brick veneer home in up market location & offering 2 separate living areas, fully fitted kitchen, excellent landscaped outdoor area, open plan mirror tone kitchen complete with dishwasher. BIR’s in all bedrooms, ensuite to main plus separate family bathroom, lounge/dining, timber venetians, reverse cycle heating & extras include. ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, verandah, bay window, outdoor living area & double carport with cooling & large shedding. With quality location this home will go fast! auto door. Superb investment or live in.

Price Inspect Contact

$225,000 - $240,000 Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price Inspect Contact

$210,000 - $220,000 Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

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 & check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

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369 San Mateo Avenue



14 McLaren Court

61a Eleventh Street



Attention First Home Buyers & Investors

Investors, First Home Buyers or Retirees

The opportunity exists to create equity through this tidy 3 bedroom home with great sized land of approx 759 m2. Internally it offers large main bedroom with reverse cycle heating cooling, 2nd bedroom with ceiling fan & 3rd bedroom with BIR. Kitchen provides gas cooking, kitchen cupboards & WI pantry. Previously rented at $175 per week. Enquire today to secure your investment or for your own starting point!

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This approx. 18 month old home is nestled on a small allotment walking distance to Latrobe University Campus. Features include 3 bedrooms ensuite & WIR to master, Immaculate 3 bedroom plus air conditioned office home in a quiet court location walking distance to Centro Plaza. 2 living areas, stainless steel appliances & evaporative air This home has been meticulously maintained & offering spacious living, new kitchen, dining, neat bathroom & new floor conditioning. Plus a double carport & a good size shed. coverings.The home is kept comfortable with split system & evaporative air conditioning plus a combustion heater. Extras Currently leased at $240 per week. include a great 20’ x 24’ shed with roller door, plenty of undercover car parking & paved outdoor entertaining area.

Presented To Please

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$130,000 - $145,000 Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747



Clean As A Whistle!

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Sat 10.30 - 11.00am

Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


48 Eaglesham Street

27 Taylor Drive

Stunning Townhouse


Art Deco

This superbly presented 3 bedroom townhouse is in first class condition. Features include large open living area, 2 way bathroom & double lock up garage. Includes gas heating, evaporative cooling & large entertaining area. Currently leased at $210 per week. This townhouse is immaculate with excellent attention to detail.

Natural light abounds in this Art Deco style 3 bedroom home. Offering an attractive façade with an interesting floor plan the home boasts a new kitchen with natural gas cooking, lounge with open fire place, courtyard style alfresco, excellent car accommodation with remote access, workshop & rear lane.With a real focus on security & privacy this home is within walking distance to Centro & is full of surprises.

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$165,000 Sun 12.45 - 1.15pm Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

$215,000 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


4/646 Koorlong Avenue

36 Belleview Drive

3249 Etiwanda Avenue

Create Your Own Lifestyle 9.4 acres of land with a 15m x 9m x 3.6m shed with 3 phase power connected incorporating a lined & fully insulated 2 bedroom home with lounge, kitchen & s/s air conditioning built at one end (6m x 9m), plus an external bathroom/ laundry/toilet under a 5m x 9m verandah. Town water & 2 megs garden water supply connected.The perfect answer.

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$219,000 Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

Nichols Point

Offers Over $210,000 By Appointment Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


354 Deakin Avenue

Sited on a large 906m2 lot with rear lane access is this fully renovated home with great shed/bungalow. Boasts new kitchen & bathroom, new floor coverings throughout & light & bright atmosphere. A gigantic 6m x 9m shed with part bungalow & a huge carport complete the picture outside. Along with outside laundry & toilet & shower. Must see!



$180,000 - $195,000 Sat 11.30am - 12.00noon Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


111 First Street

Lot 24 River Road


ER CT D Very Very Affordable UN TRA N CO

Family Approved

Neat & tidy 2 bedroom unit in block of only 4. Offers open plan living, kitchen with electric cooking, gas heating & evap. air conditioning. Good sized yard with workshop & separate single carport. Recently returning $135 per week. Being sold vacant.

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$105,000 By Appointment Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


Enjoying a popular Irymple location is this spacious 4 bedroom plus study home. Offering 3 living areas, attractive timber kitchen with natural gas cooking & dishwasher. This is surely the complete family home. Outside offers a good sized yard, large outdoor covered & paved outdoor living, double carport & a good sized 20 x 20 handyman’s shed with power & concrete floor. Inspection is a must.

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37 Neilpo Street

$300,000 - $330,000 Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sun 1.30 - 2.00pm Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


18 Riverview Drive

All The Right Ingredients

Tree Framed River Views

Located in Nichols Point just round the corner from Bruce’s Bend. The land comprises approx 9.5 acres including all stables, paddocks, irrigation framework is underground & with 12.3 megs of high security water would be popular to horse enthusiasts. Also incl. is a separate 2 bedroom unit with heating/cooling system & all living facilities. The home offers an outdoor living area, 2 ample sheds, plant & equipment.

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.

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$395,000 - $420,000 Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


$299,000 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


65 Cadell Street

52 Cadell Street NEW PRICE

Water Ski Off The Back Yard

This delightful 3 bedroom home has been totally renovated with a new stylish kitchen which includes new appliances, new bathroom, new carpets & has been freshly painted throughout. Large open lounge featuring gas heating & open family/dinning area that flows out onto the elevated entertaining area. This home overlooks the Coomealla Golf Course & mighty Murray River.

Relax, Unwind & Enjoy The Lifestyle

Great first home or investment – sit. in the heart of Dareton this brick veneer home offers 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!

Located on the verge of the Darling & Murray rivers is this cosy 2 bedroom home plus sleep out. Set on a large well established block, enjoy your outdoor lifestyle on the massive deck or in the BBQ shack & let the world go by. Ideally suited for short term holiday accommodation or the retired couple. This sort of property is rare & will not be available for long.

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Budget Buying At It’s Best

Renovated With River Views

$130,000 ono By Appointment Ian Miers 0428 586 205

$185,000 - $195,000 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002






Modern 3 br/2 bath townhouse

6 Olympic Way


2 living areas, ensuite, gas heating


5 Bristol Way


Offers 2 living areas, ensuite, r/cycle


3 Sirius Court


Great west side location, mod kitchen


438 Eleventh Street


Large kitchen, tidy yard with BI BBQ


1/484 Walnut Avenue


BIR’s, 1 bathroom, dbl garage


35 Cherry Avenue


Evap cool, nat gas heat, BI bbq


1 Floral Avenue


Character home, wood & gas heating


6/6 Sapphire Court


Beautifully maintained & in good location $215.00

258 Sixteenth Street


Neat & Tidy Town house


229 Seventh Street


Quiet location, close to CBD


24 Floral Ave East


Good yard, dble carport, gas heating


821 Fourteenth Street


5, 4 & 8/5-7 Cameron Avenue 1

$199,000 Sun 10.00 - 10.30am Jason Lawler 0417 248 002



Neat & Tidy, located near schools


Renovated Westside unit


Carole Tulloch’s Property Management Tip Don’t let your property be an easy mark for criminals. Assess your property’s security to protect it. Often the best measures are appropriate lighting & trimmed landscaping which are not that expensive.

This huge character 4 bedroom home features high ceilings, large living areas, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen, front verandah, tradesman shed & established gardens. The home sits on a large freehold allotment that stretchers to the waters edge that has been beautifully maintained & is the perfect place for the budding angler & large family that enjoys their water sports. Ideally located within walking distance to shops, schools & transport.

Offers Over $295,000 Sun 10.45 - 11.15am Jason Lawler 0417 248 002



13 Stockmans Dr, Irymple


Study, lovely outdoor area & great shed $390.00



29 Drings Way, Gol Gol


Executive home, ducted r/cycle

12/803 Irymple Ave, Irymple


Modern t/house, WIR to main, dbl c/port $235.00

7 Heath St, Red Cliffs


Refurbished, nat gas heating


10/803 Irymple Ave, Irymple


Modern townhouse in quiet complex


23 Emmett St, Ouyen


Spacious, WIP, good sized yard, carport $135.00

4 Emmet St, Ouyen

2+Study Low maint yard, 2 sheds, gas wall heater $130.00

3/24-26 Mitchell St, Ouyen


Lovely spot, short term lease available


$ 90.00

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 & check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza




Mildura Weekly - 10/7/09

Home Buyers Guide


We’re the only agents open 7 days Red Cliffs

12 Lachlan Parade

3 Bedrooms With Space & Shedding

This fully renovated home should not be missed. Boasting new floor coverings, freshly painted & decorated throughout. Inside features a wood fire heater & evaporative cooling. Step outside to find an undercover entertainment area spilling onto a large backyard. This home contains side road access through to a double carport & shed which has concrete floor & power. Plenty or room to subdivide (STCA).

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$179,000 By Appointment Sam Boake 0400 658 461


60 McEdward Street

See The Possibilities

Featuring an expanse of living, this amazing home is ideal for large families looking for a 2 acre block in a quiet location. The 2 level floor plan features classic styling with potential for modernisation. Features rumpus with wood heater, double garage with kitchenette & under house storage, formal lounge & dining, central kitchen, meals & family room, entertaining zone, 3 bedrooms, ensuite, BIRs, a spa bathroom & great sized secure yard with shedding.

Price Inspect Contact

$395,000 - $410,000 Sun 1.00 - 1.30pm Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


524 Shaggy Ridge Road

219 Nerrum Avenue

Red Cliffs

Red Cliffs

Block 184 Dumosa Street

Fabulous Almond Property

Approx 26 acres with approx 2,300 trees and including 105.6 megs, low level sprays, good plant and equipment list If you want luxury combined with peace & privacy this is the home for you. Containing 4 large light filled bedrooms based around John Deere tractor (1200 hours). The home all with BIR’s & 3 separate living areas. Positioned on an acre of land there is plenty of greenery & beautiful views from offers 2 living rooms, huge kitchen, 4 bedrooms (en-suite every floor to ceiling window, stainless steel kitchen & appliances & ensuite to main bedroom. This property needs to to master), utility room, double carport, 3 bay open shed, 27’ x 20’ shed with concrete floor and power. Well worth be seen to be believed. Enquire today. inspecting!

All On An Acre Of Land

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$340,000 By Appointment Sam Boake 0400 658 461


Cnr Cowanna & Yelta

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10 Box Street

First Class Dried Fruit Holding

Big House, Big Block

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.

Sit on approx 1000sqm is this most spacious, part renovated 3 bedroom home. Offers huge living areas, updated kitchen & bathroom, polished boards, high ceiling with ornate cornice & ceiling roses, rear verandah, 30 x 25 feet shed & rear lane access. Sure to appeal.

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$550,000 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


8/6 - 10 Sturt Highway



11 Martin Avenue

35 Box Street

Cottage For Couples With just a little thought & a bit of paint, this property could be turned into the cosiest home. The home features polished floors, 2 bedrooms & a great sized ‘handyman’s shed’ with rear lane access. Located close to all of Merbein’s amenities, schools & sporting facilities in a quiet neighbourhood. Be quick!

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Offers Over $150,000 Sun 11.00 - 11.30am Ian Miers 0428 586 205

$450,000 - $470,000 By Appointment Ian Miers 0428 586 205

$140,000 Sun 11.45am - 12.15pm Chris Hill 0431 378 202 Ian Miers 0428 586 205


33 Ritchie Street FIRST RELEASE


Country Living

Investment Unit

Fabulous Home

A quiet position & an inviting interior will tick all the boxes on any Home Buyer’s checklist. Positioned within a tightly held pocket of Ouyen, you’ll find living here incredibly convenient to Ouyen Primary School. Features 4 bedrooms plus study, large separate living rooms, well sized kitchen & bathroom, car accommodation, large private backyard & lots more. Inspect today.

Sick of the kids sleeping 2 to a room? No study area or space for friends to sleep over? No room for entertaining? This rambling, comfortable 4 bedroom family home will take care of that! The home also features 2 separate living areas, large open kitchen/dining & huge bathroom. Set on a large allotment, all this property needs is the shed to complete the package.

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Ideally located this 3 bedroom home plus study on a large block would be ideal for the growing family or those looking for some space in a rural setting. This home features a new kitchen & modern bathroom, large wood heater, ducted evaporative cooling, large outdoor area, excellent water storage & fully secure yard.

$179,900 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

This very neat 2 bedroom unit would be ideal as an investment. Currently leased at $125 per week & presented in excellent condition the home features 2 large bedrooms & spacious lounge. Located in a quiet area & within walking distance to shops & 10 minutes to Mildura on Foot. Close to River precinct & schools.

$119,000 By Appointment Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

$220,000 - $240,000 By Appointment Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

The Size Will Suprise

$199,000 By Appointment Chris Hill 0431 378 202

FIRST MULTI VENDOR CLEARING SALE Saturday 18th July 2009 at 10.00am sharp Old Cottees Building, Cnr Tenth Street & Pine Avenue, Mildura On account of various vendors including 3 deceased estates • WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT • QUALITY HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE •ANTIQUES • COLLECTABLES • MOTOR VEHICLE • SUNDRIES

Including (but not limited to): Toyota Hilux Ute 1986 model with canopy (not registered); 6 seater lounge suite; dining table & 6 chairs; quality wall unit with glass display; 4 seat cane casual suite; near new Queen size bedroom suite; brand new Queen size mattress (still in plastic cover); Queen size bed with timber bed ends (near new); Simpson auto washing machine; Panasonic Colour T.V (with set top box); display cabinet; refrigerator; bedside lights; 4 x chairs; microwave with convection oven; TV cabinet; dressing table; 6 seater outdoor table & chairs; small stainless steel freezer; new overlocking machine; electric grill; wheelbarrow; magnificent & ornate tapestry; leather fire surround; meat safes; old bottles & jars; rocking chair; turned leg table; blue & white jug & bowl set; blacksmith tools & vices; old phone; oil tins; wash stand with jug & bowl set; sideboard; garagenalia; 3 x air compressors; numerous power tools; 2 x welders; 2 x 6 x 4 trailers (one with cage); saw bench; pipe bender; log splitter; pressure cleaner; whipper snippers; fishing & camping gear; tarps; commercial donut maker; portable reverse cycle air conditioner (near new); 7.5 H.P outboard motor; new bull nose iron; tools; wood heater; pump; composter; numerous garden tools & other sundries far too numerous to mention. • Additional Entries: Estate furniture include ornate antique hat stand & mirror; ornate antique mirrored sideboard (lovely piece); miners couch & chairs; small meat safe; solid wardrobe; dressing table; small tin trunk; mincers; kitchen ware; doors; tables; book cases; claw foot bath; timber fire surround; antique drill press; old wash tubs; electric wood saws & grinders; new electric wide handpiece, narrow handpiece, combs & cutters & other sundries. • Number System to Apply •12.5% buyer premium on all lots • Inspection & registrations Friday 17th July 1.30pm – 5.30pm or 9.00am day of sale • Catering available •Terms: Strictly cash on day of sale

“It’s going to be a big day” Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

“The Auction Specialist” 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 & check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza



10/7/09 - Mildura Weekly

Home Buyers Guide


NSW Permit No.: LTPS/09/5289 ACT Permit No.: TP09/2255

6 Kunjara Court, Mildura

574 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura

IMPRESSIVE PERIOD HOME - CIRCA 1890’S This character filled family home has been restored to reflect its history, set on large 3888m2 allotment and positioned between 15th & 16th Street only 1km to Centro Plaza. Features include 3 large bedrooms plus study, open family room, 3 original fire places, leadlight features, Jarrah timber kitchen, original floor boards, sweeping verandahs, delightful gardens, fruit trees, natural gas, 3.75megs water plus town water. Inspection is a must. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days

Open Saturday 10.30 - 11.00


Large 4 bedroom, two bathroom brick veneer home with wonderful potential. Complete with ducted heating & cooling, secure child friendly yard and peaceful family friendly court, just a short stroll to Centro Shopping Centre, schools and parkland - families must not miss this affordable opportunity. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days

Auction: Saturday 25th July @ 12noon on site

Auction: Saturday 25th July at 11am on site

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 or

255 Koorlong Avenue, Nichols Point

Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30

Cnr Sixteenth Street and Ontario Avenue, Mildura



Homes for sale in Nichols Point are rare. In need of some handy work. This 3 bedroom weatherboard home has instant ap- This property is ideal for future residential development (STCA). Consisting of 38 acres of Residential 1 zoned freehold land, peal. Good sized lounge and meals area, utility room, good shedding on 758m2 of land. With some work and TLC this really 108 megalitres of permanent high security water, 29 acres of Residential 1 zoned Lower Murray Wayer (LMW) leasehold land is an outstanding first home or investment. (with possible future option to purchase freehold - subject to LMW approval), 75 megalitres of ‘Water by Agreement’ from LMW, 4 bedroom/brick/conite home, 2 work sheds and substantial office. Available for sale with management company in place to manage the plantings. With contracts and management secured, this is a truly rare opportunity to purchase a prime cash positive horticultural holding within Mildura’s residential growth corridor.

Auction: Saturday 8th August at 12noon on site

For Sale By Tender - Tender closes Friday 7th August 2009

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

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

12 Carrington Drive, Irymple

EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS This fantastic family home offers space, class and a blue chip location. Boasting 4 bedrooms, WIR and ensuite to main, two separate living areas, plus study/sitting room. Outside is an undercover entertaining area, 6x6 shed and well maintained gardens under auto sprinklers. Call me to arrange an inspection.

6 Calmeria Court, Irymple

Open Saturday 10.00 - 10.30


So peaceful and quiet located in neat paved court with an appealing sense of warmth and character is this attractive red brick charmer, boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate lounge, open living, high ceilings, dado boards, lead light and more. A perfect place for all the family complete with inground pool, delightful gardens, double carport, large shed, this charming character home has it all.



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

Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

19 Nancy Court, Mildura

10 Bakogiannis Court, Mildura ED



Open Saturday 10.30 - 11.00


With great street appeal and in sought after location this ideal family home has the lifestyle you desire. Enjoying three bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms, an entertainers kitchen overlooking 14m x 25m outdoor entertainment area with pitched roof ceiling fans and inground solar heated pool/spa. The large 20x20 shed has been converted into office plus teenagers retreat and extra storage area. Room to live, room to entertain and room to work from home.


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 or

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

Open Saturday 10.45 - 11.15


4 bedroom brick veneer plus theatre room approx 210m2. This modern yet unique designed family home boasts many features; huge master bedroom with mirrored sliding robes, beautiful ensuite design, chefs kitchen with large preperation area and walk in pantry, 900mm gas stove, theatre room, separate family and dining area overlooks alfresco entertaining plus 30x20 colourbond shed plus double garage with auto door. All this set amongst prestige homes.


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

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


Mildura Weekly - 10/7/09

Home Buyers Guide

NSW Permit No.: LTPS/09/5289 ACT Permit No.: TP09/2255

3 Taminga Court, Mildura

82 Cooke Street, Kings Billabong

Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30



This three bedroom home plus separate cottage (built in 2001), provides fully renovated entertainers kitchen, near new carpet and window furnishings, separate lounge, large paved outdoor entertaining area enhanced by delightful low maintenance gardens. Perfect for the handyman is this large 6m x 12m fully insulated shed plus garden shed. Positioned in neat court location within walking distance to Centro Plaza and The Gateway, this unique property will impress.

Set in popular Kings Billabong is this truly admirable English cottage. Boasting 3 good sized bedrooms, open plan living and meals area, well apportioned kitchen and bathroom. This property is complete with more than ample shedding, fully fenced and all the space the most active of families needs.


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


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

130 Sturt Highway, Buronga

98 Twelfth Street, Mildura W





Open Saturday 12.30 - 1.00

IDEAL IN EVERY WAY 4 bedroom extensively renovated family home features polished floors, master with ensuite, separate lounge, reverse cycle air conditioning, decked outdoor living area overlooking rear grassed yard and 6m x 3m garden shed. Double carport and separate garage, 163m2 of living, excellent location next to Waves complete with beautiful street scape.


Great renovations has this four bedroom home with bushland views and walking distance to river. Boasting slate flooring, well appointed timber kitchen offset with the use of granite benchtops and mini orb, modern bathroom, separate lounge, large shed, fully landscaped gardens. Set on 1660m2 allotment makes for an ideal family home.



Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

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

122 Boyden Street, Mildura

24 McKendrick Avenue, Mildura W


Open Saturday 11.30 - 12.00






You would be proud to own this 3 bedroom spacious home, large lounge and kitchen, quality floor coverings, relaxing pitched outdoor living, complete with 30x20 shed with floor and power, landscaped gardens with vegie patch and garage under main roof, picket fence enhances street appeal. Close to shops, schools and parklands.

Some buyers will take a look at this 3 bedroom brick veneer semi ensuite, separate powder room, large lounge and dining overlooking rear pergola and small yard, spacious open kitchen/dining, gas heating and cooking appliances. Rear lane entry for convenience plus single garage. Excellent location, walk to shops, chemist, schools and gym. Rented for $200 per week.


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


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

Lisa Court, Mildura

3 Elinda Court, Red Cliffs W





Open Saturday 12.15 - 12.45

Open Saturday 12.15 - 2.15 & Sunday 12.00 - 2.00



From the moment you step inside this impeccable 3 bedroom townhouse you feel right at home, very fashionable decor, floating floorboards, formal lounge & dining, formal entry, timber kitchen with new dishwasher, pantry and breakfast bar, reverse cycle heating and cooling. Step outside into the exquisite paved outdoor living area and a rear yard with just enough space for a boat or caravan, garden shed and carport. In a quiet court in one of Red Cliffs premier locations.

Sunraysia’s Best Value! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity today with the first home buyers grant now at $36,500. Call in before it is too late, also saving thousands on stamp duty in securing your brand new 3br home today. Features include built in robes to all bedrooms, 2 way bathroom, open plan living with kitchen/meals and lounge area and double carport. Hurry & take advantage of this unbelievable value house and land package today! Need finance? No worries - talk to our home loan broker, Lynne Goss, on site this weekend.


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 or

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

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or

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

10/7/09 - Mildura Weekly

Home Buyers Guide


NSW Permit No.: LTPS/09/5289 ACT Permit No.: TP09/2255

369 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura W NE

Forrester Estate, Kings Billabong





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Open Friday 4.30 - 5.30, Saturday 2.15 - 3.00 & Sunday 11.15 - 11.45



A perfect opportunity for the first home buyers is this very affordable 2 bedroom weatherboard home with separate meal/ kitchen, formal lounge, high ceilings, reverse cycle heating and cooling, spacious family friendly backyard, this well located home is only minutes from the 15th Street shopping rpecinct, schools, churches and sporting facilities, with just a little elbow grease and TLC and not much costs included, you can put a lot of value on this property.

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

$135,000-$145,000 (less $16,000 FHOG)

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

From $108,000

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or 9 Namoi Avenue, Red Cliffs W


2108 Fifteenth Street, Irymple

Ridgeway Estate, Merbein





PRIME HIGHWAY EXPOSURE Affordable 1 acre residential lots. Serviced to boundary with power, water and Telstra Rural fencing to 3 sides Walk to the river, elevated views into Mildura

A neat 3 bedroom weatherboard home with a tiled roof, slow combustion heater and a good sized lounge, master bedroom has built in robes, new fencing in a good location. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 60 days

Auction: Friday 31st July at 2pm on site Contact: Mike Chaplin 0429 336 755 Blk 73 Nursery Ridge Road, Red Cliffs

FIRST CLASS VINEYARD WITH PUMP ON THE RIVER Over 17 acre vineyard planted to Ruby Cabernet & Cabernet Sauvignon, excellent irrigation system with electric pump under drippers all only 10 years old. Sensational elevated location, in the irrigation settlement plus a bonus of a pump on the river and town water available. Genuine vendor. Great opportunity for the astute buyer. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days

Auction: Friday 24th July @ 12.30pm on site Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 2 Mayan Court, Mildura

Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30


Want to move in and do absolutely nothing? This property offers 3 bedrooms + large study (4th bedroom), ensuite & WIR to main, central timber kitchen, 2 living & separate dining, lovely alfresco, natural gas heating, low care gardens & yard with double c/bond shed & side access to rear yard. Double garage UMR, pristine condition & totally complete in every aspect!

$379,000 Contact: Graham Hill 0408 992 242

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

A prime location in Irymple. A 3 bedroom home with a large rear yard. A good investment property for residential lease or with possible approval from the relevant authorities, for a commercial usage dwelling. Terms: 10% deposit, balance on or before 60days

From $69,500

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or Matt Mason 0438 274 258 or 14 Cambridge Terrace, Mildura


Auction: Friday 31st July @ 12.30pm on site Contact: Mike Chaplin 0429 336 755

21 Bakogiannis Court, Mildura

10 Tireel Drive, Irymple

Open Saturday 12.00 - 12.30



Set in a most private location comes this absolute quality brick veneer home, light filled formal and family spaces surround this home, along with stylish kitchen, two separate living areas. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & separate powder room. Outside shows sparkling salt water, heated in-ground pool, grand entertaining area & a quality 40x20 shed complete with power and concrete floor.

Brand new and completely finished quality-filled 4 bedroom home, built to suit the fussiest of buyers. With just under 25sqs of living, huge mirrortone kitchen, ducted reverse cycle & stunning porcelain tiles throughout, massive pitched roof outdoor entertaining area, access to rear yard and so much more - complete with awesome westisde location - this is simply irreplaceable value.

Set on a grand 3/4 acre lot, this delightful family home boasts plenty of features. Comprises 3brs + study, main with WIR & ensuite, formal lounge & dining, family & meals area & extensive covered entertainment & BBQ area. With large & expansive trees. A large 9m x 6m shed. Located in prestigious Nichols Point community, this home is a rare fund & must be seen to be appreciated.

$520,000 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

$390,000-$420,000 Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Tim Leng 0408 133 326

453 Channel Road, Merbein

A BRAND NEW LIFESTYLE 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 & the list goes on! Why build when all the hard work has been done.


Contact: Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377


Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

92 Cureton Avenue, Mildura

OFFERS INVITED MUST BE SOLD! 3 acres & massive shedding. The home needs TLC bu thas 4 bedrooms, new evaporative air-conditioning & plenty of space. The shed is a whopping 540m2 with 3 phase & concrete floor. Next to Etiwanda Wetlands. Ideal for tradesmen or businesses needing storage room. Priced to sell!


Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Tim Leng 0408 133 326

9 Daytona Court, Mildura

Open Saturday 1.30 - 2.00


A true family home with two living areas, 2 bathrooms, double garage, ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling, quality kitchen, paved BBQ area, 30x20 colourbond shed, genuine side gate access through to rear yard.

Offers Over $305,000

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

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NSW Permit No.: LTPS/09/5289 ACT Permit No.: TP09/2255

2/234 Wade Avenue, Mildura

1/35 Leicester Street, Mildura

2/7 Francesca Drive, Irymple

2 Rita Drive, Mildura





Open Saturday 12.00 - 12.30

Set to the popular subdivision of Ontario Heights is this 22.5sqs of family sized home including garage & entertaining area. Standout features include brick veneer finish with render to front, separate formal lounge room, 3 bedrooms, designer open plan kitchen/meals/family room, soft neutral colour scheme throughout, ducted reverse cycle heating and cooling, double garage, genuine side gate access, all complimented by smart alfresco entertaining area. Now under construction.

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

Instantly appealing townhouse. Ideal location with short walk to schools, shops, parks and transport. Includes ensuite to main, reverse cycle heating and cooling throughout, total paved outdoor area, will impress the fussiest of buyers.


Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Tim Leng 0408 133 326

5 Quail Court, Mildura

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick veneer townhouse currently tenanted for $250 per week. Approx 135m2 of modern living with separate lounge and meals area, set on 418m2 with double garage. Auto door, sizeable rear yard including pergola. Located Westside for convenience, in an ideal location.



Contact: Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

$279,950 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271





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FIRST HOME OR INVEST AND REST Sensational renovated solid timber kitchen is the showpiece of this large open plan living home. With 3 spacious bedrooms all with BIR’s, the master with doors leading out to private paved courtyard area. Great family sized rear yard with paved pergola/BBQ area, shed, double carport all located in quiet westside court.


$198,000-$217,000 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

7d Sirius Court, Mildura

1/172 Olive Grove, Mildura







Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

This neat 3 bedroom townhouse would make a fantastic first home or investment property. With BIR’s to all rooms, neutral tones throughout, very low maintenance yard & situated in a quiet location. has been rented at $210 per week!


Contact: Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 45 Hector Street, Mildura


Walk to city centre, 3 bedroom detached unit, ideally positioned, separate meals and timber kitchen area. Suit investor, first home owner, ample living area, enclosed carport and outdoor living, you will be impressed. Rental appraisal of $200 per week.


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Matt Mason 0438 274 258





Ideally positioned within walking distance to Ranfurly School is this three bedroom brick veneer townhouse featuring open plan living, WIR to master bedroom, low maintenance yard, garden shed, double carport with auto door. Currently tenanted at $215 per week would make for ideal investment.


$189,000-$199,000 Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Ruby Views Estate, Wentworth




This 3 bedroom red cedar home with ensuite to main is nestled in a peaceful court on the doorstep of parklands and currently returning $230 per week with excellent tenants, leased until January 2010. Featuring decked verandah, spacious lounge & dining area plus large kitchen, fantastic outdoor area with decked spa complete with large shed and 3rd toilet.

Wow look at what you get!! * 3 bedroom brick veneer construction home * 3 bathrooms, double garage * Side gate access * Open living and ducted reverse heating and cooling * Smart westside location

Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566




Open Saturday 10.00 - 10.30


Open Saturday 11.15 - 11.45

No this is not a misprint. Brand new 3 bedroom brick veneer house and land packages for only $192,000 and 4 bedrooms from $199,000. A variety of great plans to choose from, suit first home buyers, or the astute investor. Call today for your plans.

With polished boards, ornate cornice, natural gas, reverse cycle heating and cooling, spacious rear yard, shed and double carport put this 3 bedroom home head and shoulders above others in a similar price range. First home buyers or investors must inspect.

$168,000 for First Home Buyers Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Great Value At $149,000-$167,000 Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566



Rare court location with over 1/4 acre building lot. Build your dream home here. Great location, great neighbours. Walk to all westside amenities, including sports ovals, schools, shops and transport.

Shakira Court, Mildura $120,000 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326


Rare court location of 837m2 & fully fenced is available in family friendly court in prime Mildura sub-division. Be quick this offer wont last.

Huge Court, Mildura $95,000 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

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


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With first home builders grant at a premium, dont pass this buy. All reasonable offers considered. Must sell.

Golden Ask Drive, Mildura $70,000 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 MOST AFFORDABLE WESTSIDE LAND

Most affordable land in one of Mildura’s finest subdivisions, Woodville Park Estate. Fully fenced, with all services and spacious 756m2 of land - first home buyers won’t find better.

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Panorama Drive, Mildura $79,950 Phone For Inspection Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

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AUCTION OR NOT – THAT IS THE QUESTION In today’s market, the question on every home seller’s lips is

“When there is a lot of housing stock available to choose from,

weaker position than previously, or you have to start the

how to get the best price for their property – to auction, or

then buyers have a broad range of choice as well as the power

process again.

not to auction? Local real estate agent, Collie & Tierney, has

to keep prices down.

“With auctions, when the bidding reaches your reserve, the

some helpful advice that might make this difficult decision a

“But, in most of Australia at the moment supply is well short

property is sold unconditionally.”

little easier.

of demand, and so sellers have the upper hand. It depends

First National has successfully been selling through the

“Selling your home can be emotionally stressful, but being

very much on what is happening in your local area.“What

auction process, posting record months in the first half of this

well informed about the process and alternatives helps instill a

an auction does is set a timeline by which interested parties

year. According to Robert J Stephens, that’s a result that

sense of control” Robert J Stephens, Collie & Tierney, said.

must have completed their enquiries and arranged finance. It

comes from a combination of having realistic, well informed

“What you should remember at all times is that property is a

promoted decisiveness and allows the competitive nature of

vendors, effective, targetted promotion of the properties and

commodity, worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it.

buyers to work in your interest. Also, it puts some surety into

an agent who understands the local area and auction process

“Sometimes, it is better to go to auction to accurately

the process because a sale under the hammer on auction day


determine market opinion, but in other cases it may be more

is water-tight.

appropriate to go through the private treaty sale process.

“But with private treaty sales, there is a degree of risk.

accept what the market is willing to offer on the given day,”

Ideally, where there is likelihood that more than one buyer will

Two parties could make offers for a property, but if the chosen

Robert J Stephens said.

be found in the marketing period, auction is the viable and

party’s finances fall through after you’ve accepted their offer,

preferable alternative.

you either have to go back to the second party in a potentially

“Auctions are good where a vendor is realistic and willing to

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Rural property owners in the Sunraysia Region have the chance to swap cold wintry country days for a week of sunshine and warmth with First National’s Winter Sun Campaign. Collie & Tierney First National Real Estate is offering a sunny Queensland week-long holiday for two at the Hyatt Coolum Result, valued at around $5,000 for people who list their properties of five acres or more with First National during July and August. National Rural Manager, First National, Bruce McGregor said now is the time for rural property owners to consider selling. “We are experiencing solid enquiry for quality properties in most areas of Australia, from owner occupiers and investors,” Mr McGregor said. “The current financial climate, coupled with the market being strengthened by neighbours looking to expand under the favourable interest rates and increased interest from investors coming back to the rural sector as long term investment options, makes winter an ideal time to sell.” According to Robert J Stephens, winter traditionally has less listings,

and that means less advertising opposition so there is greater potential for exposure for properties. “We sell all types of rural properties right across Australia during winter,” Robert said. “Buyers don’t stop looking, just because the weather gets cooler. In fact, it can heat things up a bit and based on the increased buyer enquiry traffic to our website over the last month I would say that is certainly the case this winter.” Rural properties owners considering selling their properties should be presenting their properties now for a winter sale and are encouraged to visit a First National office to discuss their options. “There is no better time for rural property owners who are thinking of relocating or selling to put their properties on the market now and be relocated before the summer Christmas rush,” Robert said. “And with the current low interest rates, now is the time to refinance and make any property changes before market conditions change, which we expect may be sooner rather than later.”

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12.30 Danoz 1.00 The Snow Show 1.30 Movie: The Tender Trap: Frank Sinatra 4.00 Scenic Tours Canada 5.00 Fishing Australia 5.30 Postcards Australia 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Australia's Funniest Home Videos 7.30 Movie: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson 10.55 Movie: Zoolander: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Milla Jovovich, Vince Vaughn and Billy Zane

Noon Eclipse 1.00 Fabulous Foals 2.00 Motorsport: V8 Supercars: Round Five Support Races: Townsville 5.30 Coxy's Big Break 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Movie: The Princess Diaries: Julie Andrews 8.55 Movie: Kindergarten Cop: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Penelope Ann Miller 11.00 Movie: Crimson Tide: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini and Steve Zahn

Noon Test Drive: The essential buyers’ guide to the best cars, bikes, boats and gadgets in Australia. 12.30 How To Look Good Naked 1.30 It’s Me Or The Dog 2.00 Jamie's Kitchen Australia 3.00 AFL: Carlton v Richmond 6.00 Ten News 6.30 Before The Game: Presented by Dave Hughes, Mick Molloy, Andrew Maher, Sam Lane and Lehmo 7.00 AFL: Brisbane Lions v Geelong 10.30 Good News Week 11.30 Movie: Night Lights: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund and Luke Derek

Noon World Watch 1.00 San Remo Song Festival 2.50 Markus Raetz 4.00 Newshour 5.00 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: First Test: Day Four: Presented by Stuart MacGill, Greg Matthews and Damien Martyn 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: First Test: Day Four 10.00 Cricket: 2009 Ashes Test Series: Highlights 10.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: First Test: Day Four

Sunday 12th


Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Friends 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.00 So You Think You Can Dance 10.30 Law & Order: Criminal Intent: A private investigator is at the heart of a murder investigation. 11.20 Ten News 11.50 Sports Tonight

Noon Landline 1.00 Gardening Australia 1.30 Message Stick 2.00 The Hobbit Enigma 3.00 Quai Branly: The Other Museum 3.55 Threaded Connections 4.30 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne 5.00 Sunday Arts 6.00 At The Movies 6.30 The Einstein Factor 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Nature's Great Events 8.30 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 10.05 Compass 11.00 James Ellroy: American Dog 11.55 Midsomer Murders

1.00 TAC Cup: Future Stars: Presented by Craig Hutchison 2.00 Football Stars Of Tomorrow 2.30 WWE Afterburn 3.30 Movie: Where The Boys Are: George Hamilton and Yvette Mimieux 5.30 Antiques Roadshow 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Random Acts Of Kindness 7.30 60 Minutes: Presented by Liz Hayes, Peter Overton, Liam Bartlett and Tara Brown 8.30 Movie: The Pursuit Of Happiness: Will Smith, Thandie Newton and Brian Howe 11.00 To Be Announced

Noon Motorsport: V8 Supercars: Mini Challenge: Round Three Support Races and V8 Utes: Round Five: Townsville 1.30 Motorsport: V8 Supercars: Round 12: Townsville 3.45 AFL: Melbourne v Port Adelaide 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Dancing With The Stars 8.30 Bones: Human remains lead the team to a physics lab where the victim had been working on a controversial project. 9.30 Castle 10.30 AFL: Hawthorn v North Melbourne

Noon Merlin 1.00 Orangutan Diary 1.30 Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy 2.30 Netball: ANZ Championship: Semi Final: Melbourne Vixens v Waikato-Bay Of Plenty Magic 4.30 Meerkat Manor 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Out Of The Blue 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Merlin 7.30 Masterchef Australia 8.30 Rove 9.40 The Biggest Loser 11.10 Formula One Grand Prix: Round Nine: German Grand Prix

Noon Duncan Gifford 12.30 Futbol Mundial 1.00 Speedweek 2.00 WRC: The Story So Far 3.00 Football Feature 4.00 The World Game 5.00 Cricket: 2009 Ashes Test Series: Highlights 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: First Test: Day Five 10.00 Cricket: 2009 Ashes Test Series: Highlights 10.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: First Test: Day Five

Monday 13th


Noon Mini Series: Mysterious Island (Part Two): Kyle MacLachlan and Patrick Stewart 2.00 Children’s Programs 3.00 New Idea TV 3.30 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Home And Away: Kirsty continues to hide her feelings. 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens 8.30 AFL: Western Bulldogs v Collingwood 11.45 Renters

Noon Midday Report 12.30 Poirot 1.30 The Cook And The Chef 2.00 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.00 Landline 6.30 Talking Heads 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Australian Story 8.30 Four Corners 9.20 Media Watch 9.35 Spooks: A merchant banker tries to bring down the economy. 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.35 A Sister's Love

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 This Afternoon 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.00 The Big Bang Theory 8.30 Sea Patrol: The crew hunts down a mysterious gang of thieves. 9.30 Missing Persons Unit 10.30 Footy Classified 11.30 ET

Noon Movie: Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part: Lea Thompson 2.00 All Saints 3.00 New Idea TV 3.30 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 How I Met Your Mother 8.00 Scrubs 8.30 Desperate Housewives 9.30 Brothers & Sisters 10.30 The Jonathan Ross Show 11.30 30 Rock

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Friends 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.00 Recruits 8.30 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Great Debate 2009 9.30 Supernatural 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 1.00 The Food Lovers' Guide 1.30 The Hugo Chavez Show 3.00 Professor Regan's Supermarket Trolley 4.00 World Watch 4.30 The Crew 5.00 Cricket: 2009 Ashes Test Series: Highlights 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Top Gear 8.30 South Park 9.00 Flight Of The Conchords 9.30 World News 10.00 Shameless

Tuesday 14th


Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 This Afternoon 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.00 Til Death 8.30 Movie: The Upside Of Anger: Joan Allen and Kevin Costner 11.00 The Closer: The bodies of two detectives are found in the back of a truck.

Noon Midday Report 12.30 The Einstein Factor 1.00 The New Inventors 1.30 Catalyst 2.00 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.05 Time Team 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Foreign Correspondent 8.30 Grand Designs 9.25 Tracey Ullman's State Of The Union 10.00 Jennifer Byrne Presents 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.30 Four Corners

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 This Afternoon 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 To Be Announced 8.30 Two And A Half Men 9.30 20 To 1: Presented by Bert Newton 10.30 Little Britain 11.15 ET 11.45 Win News

Noon Movie: Deep Family Secrets: Richard Crenna 2.00 All Saints 3.00 New Idea TV 3.30 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 Airways 8.00 Surf Patrol 8.30 Packed To The Rafters: 9.30 All Saints 10.30 Surgery Saved My Life 11.30 Lipstick Jungle

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Friends 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours: Donna fights to keep the teens together. Mickey farewells Ramsay Street. 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.00 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation 9.00 NCIS 11.00 Ten News 11.45 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 1.00 Stockinger 2.50 Paper City Architects 3.00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3.30 Help 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Corner Gas 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Insight: Presented by Jenny Brockie 8.30 Age Of Terror 9.30 World News 10.00 Tour De France 2009: Stage 10: Limoges to Issoudun

Wednesday 15th


Noon Midday Report 12.30 Darling Buds Of May 1.30 Spicks And Specks 2.00 Monarch Of The Glen 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.00 Message Stick 6.30 Can We Help? 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Stateline 8.00 Collectors 8.30 Trial And Retribution: The team is surprised at what makes some people capable of murder. 10.00 Last Word Monologues 10.30 Lateline 11.15 triple j tv With The Doctor 11.45 Good Game

Noon Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address 1.30 Talking Heads 2.00 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.00 Travel Oz 6.30 The Cook And The Chef 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 The New Inventors 8.30 Spicks And Specks 9.00 The Chaser's War On Everything 9.30 Moving Wallpaper 9.55 At The Movies 10.25 Lateline 11.00 Lateline Business 11.25 A Most Mysterious Murder

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 This Afternoon: Presented by Andrew Daddo, Katrina Blowers and Mark Ferguson 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 State Of Origin: Queensland v New South Wales 10.15 To Be Announced 11.15 ET 11.45 Win News

Noon Movie: Murder 101 2.00 All Saints 3.00 New Idea TV 3.30 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Home And Away: Charlie is reluctant to commit to a new relationship. 7.30 Ghost Whisperer 9.30 Criminal Minds 10.30 Family Guy 11.00 American Dad 11.30 Prison Break

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook: Presented by Peter Everett 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Friends 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.00 The Simpsons 8.30 Law & Order: SVU 9.30 House 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

1.00 Movie: James' Journey To Jerusalem 2.35 West Bank Story 3.00 Submariners 3.30 Going Bush 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Corner Gas 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Food Investigators 8.00 James May's 20th Century 8.30 Voyages Of Discover 9.30 World News 10.00 Tour De France 2009: Stage 11: Vatan to Saint-Fargeau

Thursday 16th



Noon Midday Report 12.30 Family Footsteps 1.30 Collectors 2.00 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.05 Dan Cruickshank's Adventures In Architecture 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Catalyst: Lunar rocks offer a clue to the origin of life on Earth. 8.30 Feral Peril 9.30 Fairweather Man 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.30 Live At The Basement

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 This Afternoon 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Getaway 8.30 Trouble In Paradise 9.30 The Footy Show: Presented by Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw and Sam Newman 11.15 Off The Bench 11.45 Win News

Noon Movie: Critical Assembly: Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith 2.00 All Saints 3.00 New Idea TV 3.30 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 M*A*S*H 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 Home And Away 7.30 Ghost Whisperer 8.30 Grey's Anatomy 9.30 True Beauty 10.30 Family Guy 11.00 American Dad 11.30 That '70s Show

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 Friends 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Masterchef Australia 8.30 Rush: When a container of illegal weapons is broken into, TR races to save the life a security guard. 9.30 Law & Order: Criminal Intent 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 1.00 Australian Biography 1.30 The Trail Of The Mummy 2.30 Why Democracy? 3.30 My Generation 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour: Presented by Jim Lehrer 5.30 Futbol Mundial 6.00 Tour De France 2009: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: Second Test: Day One 10.00 World News 10.30 Cricket: 2009 Ashes: Second Test: Day One







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When early childhood professional Patricia Mathews, from Mildura, married Cowra farmer and truck driver, David Hunt, the view was breathtaking. The happy couple were married at The Convent, nestled on the crest of a hill inside the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford. The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below and is a proverbial feast for the senses – a three-level gallery of fine art wrapped in an historic 19th century mansion. The bride was attended maid of honour Anastassia Starkova, and bridesmaids Alana Curran and Simone Landalls. Standing up for the groom were best man Ted Langfield and groomsmen Robert Hunt and Hugh Duffy. Jayden Ngatai acted as the ring bearer and Annabelle Sturgiss as flower girl. Following the nuptials, about 60 guests then attended the reception at The Lake House. The Lake House, is a popular haunt of seasoned travellers, and one of Australia’s most highly-awarded gourmet retreats. The bride reserved special thanks for the Mildura Bridal Boutique’s Kaylene, who coordinated the dresses for the wedding party. The T couple honeymooned on Tiger Island at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast with the highlight being an w early morning walk with Mohan (the white tiger) and e then getting up close, and personal, with Rama, one of Mohan’s sons. Then it was onto Hamilton Island for f a week of relaxation including snorkelling, walks along Whitehaven Beach, a romantic dinner aboard the ‘Denison Star’ and a sunset sail aboard the ‘Banjo Paterson’.

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Merbein through the lens for the past century NATIONALLY-acclaimed Australian photographer Kevin Phelan will be a special guest at the NAB Merbein Centenary Celebration Photographic Competition, to be as part of Merbein’s 100-year celebrations in August. With the theme of this year’s competition being ‘Merbein and District Faces and Places,’ competition organiser Rebecca Wells says everyone is encouraged to enter. “The aim of the competition is to give locals a chance to photograph Merbein and its surrounding district,” says Rebecca. “It will be a great opportunity for everyone to see Merbein in its 100th year through community eyes.” She said organisers were ecstatic that Kevin Phelan had accepted the invitation to be guest judge. “His lifelong love of, and dedication to photography has seen him win many state and national awards for his work, become member, treasurer and course lecturer for the Essendon Camera Club,” she said. Kevin’s interest in photography began at a young age, when he first used his mother’s ‘Box Brownie’ camera. His talents as a youngster extended to him developing his own black and white photographs in the family bathroom. After purchasing his first camera at age 16, and joining the Essendon Camera Club in 1985, the next 37 years saw Kevin develop as one of Australia’s talented photographers. A few of his many achievements include first place in the Ballarat National Photographic Competition, Landscape Section, in 2000; Champion Print, Best Exhibit and a First and Third place in Landscape at the 2005 Whittlesea Show; and in 2007 he received a Merit Award in Photo Journalism at the Ballarat National Photographic Competition.

• FACES AND PLACES: These are a few of the photographic examples, ABOVE and BOTTOM, that will be included in the Merbein photographic competition as part of the town’s 100th birthday celebrations in August. Organisers are calling for district people to enter their favourite image of Merbein in the competition – entries close on Jully 22 at Walders Real Estate in Merbein. Kevin was also the recipient of the prestigious award, the State Service to the Victorian Association of Photographic Societies, awarded to those who have given exceptional service to photography, not only within the club, but also to the advancement of the art of photography on a wider scale. Kevin has been fortunate enough to spend the last few years

travelling Australia, taking in the nature and landscape. His trip to Sunraysia in August will give him the chance to put his eye over not only our local talent, but also this district’s unique surroundings. “We are very lucky to have a judge coming up especially from Melbourne to judge the competition,” Rebecca said. All entries for the competition must be

taken within 2009. Apart from highlighting the community in its milestone year, it will also be great for the community to look back on what Merbein and its surrounds looked like on its 100th birthday. “When you start to look around Merbein, there are so many great things to photograph,” Rebecca said. “The people, the old

buildings, the landscape and, of course, our horticulture, with the hundreds of acres of vineyards and equipment. The possibilities are endless.” Sections for the competition include the Open section, Merbein and District Landscape/Architecture; Merbein Horticulture/Dryland Farming; Merbein & District Creative Experimental; Merbein & District Portrait; as well as categories for Primary and Secondary school students. Entry forms for the competition are available at Walders Real Estate and the Merbein Information Centre, both of which are located in Commercial Street Merbein. They can also be found at Ramsays Camera House in 8th Street Mildura, or can be downloaded from the Merbein Centenary website Entry is free, and completed entry forms can be submitted between now and July 22 at Walders Real Estate between 9-5pm Monday to Friday and 9-11.30am on Saturdays. A Model Release Form is also available at the web site and must also accompany entry forms if applicable. Rebecca explains, “If you take a photo and there is a person or group of people who are the main feature in the photo, we want people to use the model release form, so that we know you have their permission to take their photograph.” Winners will be announced and prizes presented on Saturday, August 15 during the official opening of the Centenary celebrations. Winning entries will also be on display during the 10-day celebration period from August 14 to 23.

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Master Builders Awards ‘09 best custom home $300,000 - $400,000


Kicking goals in the building industry IT was a difficult decision for a young bloke – keep trying out for the

Wayne didn’t realise it at the time, but now realises he was extremely

weekends with his home club. In Sydney that was Campbelltown, and it

Sydney Swans, or consolidate a career in the building industry.

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“There were aptitude tests, physical tests, psychological tests…I think

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I went down four times before I was finally accepted. And even then I

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wasn’t sure, because I had to sign on for nine years.

and fairests and premiership flags under the belt, including one with the

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That was around six years ago, and Wayne is proud that he hasn’t missed a day’s work so far, along with his full-time carpenter and an apprentice. He says he selects his work carefully, doesn’t mind if it involves travel outside the region, and while the Horsham project was the greatest distance travelled so far, he’s quoting at present for a building job in Melbourne. “I love what I do,” he says, “and I’m very proud of our craftsmanship and attention to detail. I owe all that to what I was taught in my Army days, when I was sent out on a variety of jobs, including extensive renovation work, project building, and then architectural construction on some multi-million riverside homes in the Brisbane area.” Wayne agrees that Sunraysia is going through tough economic times, but is still showing steady growth on both sides of the river, and he predicts a bright future for the region, especially if the riverfront precincts are allowed to be developed along the lines of other Murray River townships. MW20535

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Brett Lee was ruled out of the First Test against England with a rib injury, and might also miss the second in the series, but that hasn’t prevented the Aussie champion keeping Mildura Weekly readers up to date with all the news from the current Ashes tour. Lee has promised to write a regular column for Mildura Weekly readers for the duration of the tour, whether he is playing or not. The first of his reports, written in the lead-up to the First Test, comes courtesy of SKINS, a leader in sports compression wear.

Stage set for crucial Ashes tour IT has seemed like ages, but as I write this article from the United Kingdom, the Australian team is only a couple of days away from what is probably the most important cricket series it has played for some years (started Wednesday night). The series is important for many reasons, both in terms of the team and for me personally. You probably have heard by now that I am not at the battlefront for the first game due to a rib injury sustained in the last warm-up game. Nevertheless, I am still definitely planning to play a part, both on and off the field, over the next couple of months. This is a crucial series for the team, and I think that will be reflected in the First Test at Cardiff Park. The Australian team has changed quite a bit since we were last in England. In years gone by we would arrive in a rival country with

a team that really picked itself. But this is a new era for the Aussies. The team is still settling down, and many of the players are fighting tooth and nail for a spot in the Test team, and essentially a career as an international cricketer. I don’t think I have ever seen more fiercely competitive net sessions.  In recent weeks some of our batters must have been waking up in the middle of the night

in a cold sweat just thinking about the next day’s net session! All the bowlers have been charging in off their full runup, relentlessly hitting the decks hard and putting our batters under intense pressure. All pretty stirring stuff, and I don’t think there were any question marks over our preparation. There was also the small issue of who actually would be walking through the gate for the start of the match. As I have already said, I won’t be there, but I am not over-emphasising the significance of this match in terms of my overall career. I won’t get a chance this week, but I will keep working harder than ever to be ready to play should a spot become available over the next few Tests. I am incredibly fit at the moment, which will help with my recovery, and also ensure that I will be raring to go if required at any stage.

I am also keen to silence a few critics who have maybe doubted that I would return after my latest injury, but most of all, I will be playing for my teammates, my family and my own personal pride. This is going to be a great series. I remember when I was a kid I used to love the fact that an Ashes series meant that I could get to watch my cricketing heroes, ever though it was footy season. I used to run home from school, finish my homework early, have dinner and then plant myself in front of the TV with my brothers Shane and Grant, waiting for the day’s first ball to be bowled.  I suspect we probably all fell asleep by the first drinks break! I look forward to staying in touch with you over the next couple of months. Let’s hope it’s a happy time for all of us! I’ll be back – Brett Lee

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BRETT Lee was born on November 8, 1976 in Wollongong, NSW. His later schooling was at Oak Flats High School, which later named its cricket ground in his honour. Lee made his Test match debut in December 1999 against India, and took his first international wicket off his first over. As a result of an impressive debut, he won the inaugural Don Bradman Young Player of the Year award. In his first three series, Lee took 42 wickets from seven matches, creating a new Australian record, and was the highest wicket-taker for Australia in the first and third test of the 2001-02 trans-Tasman series, ending the series with a haul of 14 wickets. He took 13 wickets in three matches, after missing the first two matches of the 2002-03 Ashes series. Later in 2003, he claimed 17 wickets in the Test series against West Indies. During the 2005 Ashes series, Lee shared the new ball with Glenn McGrath, and showed glimpses of an all-rounder by averaging 26.33 with the bat. He claimed his fifth five-wicket haul (5/30) in during the 2005 Test series against West Indies, and during South Africa’s 2005-06 tour of Australia, claimed another fivewicket haul (5/93), finishing the series as Australia’s second highest wicket-taker after Shane Warne.

During the South Africa tour of 2006, Lee became the spearhead of the Australian bowling attack in the absence of McGrath. In the second match, he took five wickets for 69 runs, claiming his 200th Test wicket in the process. He took 20 wickets at an average of 33.20 in the 2006-07 Ashes series.

In 2007 Lee was awarded the McGilvray Medal for ABC’s Australian Test Player of the Year, and last year won the Allan Border Medal, being named the Australian Test Player of the Year. Lee made his One Day International debut on January 9, 2000 against Pakistan. He was the first Australian and the fourth overall to take a hat-trick in a World Cup game, (2003 against Kenya), and since then has been ranked

among the top 10 oneday international bowlers. Known for express fast deliveries, Lee bowled his fastest ball (160.8km/h) on March 5, 2005 to Craig Cumming of New Zealand. He was also chosen in the ODI Team of the Year 2005 at the ICC Awards. During the 2005-06 triangular one day series, Lee took 15 wickets, besides showing good ability with the bat, scoring 57 runs in a century partnership with Michael Hussey. He was named in the ODI Team of the Year 2006 and 2008 at the ICC Awards. Lee made his Twenty20 debut on February 17, 2005 against New Zealand at Auckland. He was signed by the Indian Premier League franchise King’s XI Punjab for a fee of $900,000. On April 25, 2008, in the IPL game against Mumbai Indians, Lee finished with figures of one wicket for 9 runs in four overs, the second best economical bowling figure of the tournament. Outside of cricket, Lee is fond of music, and plays the bass or acoustic guitar for the band Six and Out, with his brother Shane and fellow cricketers Brad McNamara, Gavin Robertson and Richard Chee Quee. He also sang ‘You’re the One for Me’ with Indian singer Asha Bhosle, and is set to perform the theme song for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

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They’re pulling on the gloves in Florida for one of the fights of the decade – our hopes are with a brave Aussie, and Mildura Olympian Kevin Hogarth gives the Sydney-sider a huge chance. He’s hosting a big screen fight day that sees…

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ONE is African-born, now a resident of the ultra-tough New York borough The Bronx – and a fearsome bantamweight whose friends and supporters have labelled ‘King Kong.’ He’s lost just one fight in his life. The other bloke is no slouch either – he’s the Armenian-born super flyweight known as ‘The Raging Bull,’ now an Australian citizen, a crowd favourite in Sydney – and also with just one loss against his name. Joseph Agbeko and Vic Darchinyan meet this Sunday afternoon in Sunrise, Florida, in the United States, with a live telecast around the world, and Mildura’s Kevin Hogarth is hosting the big screen special fight day at Mildura Working Man’s Club, starting about 11am with the preliminary bouts. Kevin, a boxing Bronze Medallist from the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, expects the fight to be one of the best ever seen by a Mildura crowd.

He said both fighters had impressive records, were similar in height, reach and weight, and are both still in their prime, Darchinyan at 33 and Agbeko 29. Both boxers have been ‘talking up’ the fight. Agbeko has vowed to beat up Australia’s Vic Darchinyan just as Azumah Nelson pummelled Jeff Fenech 17 years ago. Agbeko, originally from Ghana, ignited a war of words with the fiery Darchinyan during radio and television interviews earlier this week, telling the naturalised Aussie to expect “the worst beating of your career.” “I’m going to do to you what Azumah Nelson did to Jeff Fenech in Australia,” Agbeko said. Media later reported that mid-way through the conference, Darchinyan’s US promoter Gary Shaw stopped both fighters and suggested their verbal war was so entertaining the media should put down credit cards and pay to listen in. In one colourful exchange the

fighters suggested the other should change their ring names. “He should change ‘King Kong’ to ‘Chimpanzee’ because he is more similar to a chimpanzee,” Darchinyan said. “He is the same monkey, but a smaller size.” Agbeko; “You are going to turn into a stinking Raging Bull”. Darchinyan has been in top form in recent fights, becoming the undisputed super flyweight champion by claiming the IBF, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association super featherweight belts. He is moving up a weight division to take on Agbeko. The Australian said the extra weight would only make him stronger. Regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s bout, Darchinyan badly wants a rematch with Nonito Donaire, the Filipino responsible for his only defeat, and who took away his International Boxing Federation and IBO flyweight titles in Bridgeport in the United States only recently.


Our martial artists in big medal haul MILDURA has had its most successful ever foray into an Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial arts competition, bringing back a total of 17 medals from last weekend’s State titles in Adelaide. Fourteen Sunraysia fighters of varying age, weight and competition levels competed in Adelaide on behalf of the Mildura Martial Arts Academy, and most have qualified for the national titles in August, being organised by the International Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mildura’s team of 12 males and two females was coached by instructors Mick Moloney, James Wittal and Brandon Osborn, and Mick was high in his praise of his team, and ecstatic at the medal tally. Most members entered into four different divisions, in some cases in an open weight match coming up against an opponent who was twice their weight, and who had trained a lot longer, and according to Mick more than held their own. Ten members of the Mildura team qualified for the National titles to be held in Adelaide at the end of August. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using jointlocks and choke holds to force an opponent to submit or be knocked out, depending on what submission method is used. The art was based on early 20th century Kodokan Judo, which was

•  HIGH-ACHIEVERS: Mildura Martial Arts Academy coach and prolific competition medallist Mick Moloney (back row, second from right), with some of the medal-winning team members he took to Adelaide for the recent State titles. Next step – the nationals, also to be held in Adelaide. BOTTOM – Mildura’s Peter Kourdis (in white) winning his bout by submission with a shoulder lock. at the time a recently-developed system (founded in 1882). It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. According to Mick, a veteran fighter, medal multiple gold medal winner and coach, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is exciting because its exponents can be trained for self-defence, sport grappling tournaments and Mixed Martial Arts, the hardest of all combat sports competition.

He said BJJ encourages free sparring against a live, resisting opponent. Practitioners therefore have the opportunity to test their skills “under pressure” and develop them under realistic conditions, while minimising the risk of injury.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came to international prominence in the martial arts community in the 1990s, when Royce Gracie won the first, second and fourth Ultimate Fighting Championships, which at the time were single elimination martial arts tournaments. Mick said Royce fought against often much-larger opponents who were practicing other styles, including boxing, shoot-fighting, karate, tae kwon do and wrestling. “It has since become a staple art for many Mixed Martial Arts fighters, and is largely credited for bringing widespread attention to the importance of ground fighting,” he said. “It is a distinctly individual sport, and practitioners are encouraged to adapt the techniques to make them work for their body type, strategic preferences, and the individuals level of athleticism. “The ultimate criterion is the ability to execute the techniques successfully, rather than strict stylistic compliance.” Mick said the different rules set and point scoring system for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu were designed to give it an arguably more practical emphasis than most martial arts. This was done by rewarding positions of control from which the grappler could strike their opponent.

“Sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s focus is on submissions without the use of strikes, while training allows practitioners to practice at full speed and with full power, resembling the effort used in a real confrontations or competition,” he said. “Physical conditioning is also an important part of the training syllabus.” Mick praised the training regime, enthusiasm and discipline of his Mildura team members, and said that among the many highlights of the State titles were the fights of Tybias Smith and Jesse Medina, who each collected a gold, silver and a bronze. This was especially rewarding for Jesse, seeing as he broke his wrist only a week out from the same competition last year, and was disappointed at not being able to compete. The SA titles attracted 120 fighters from Victoria and SA, with a few from WA and NSW, and Mick expects this number to swell to around 200 for the nationals, with all medalists in all State titles around Australia heading to Adelaide again in just a few weeks time. Mick has invited anyone wanting further information on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Mildura to log onto www. or call him on 0427 567 798.

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Kelly Gang set for Townsville raid fast car and unfortunately 26th position overall,” he said. “We could have easily been a third position or better on the day because we were running right up there. So I was a little bit frustrated from that one. “Obviously in Darwin we were running second and had a nine second gap to third when the safety car came out towards the end, which was a bummer for us, and unfortunately we got knocked back to fourth. That for us again was promising but frustrating because we never did get that result under our belt.

Extremely keen “Heading to Townsville we’re extremely keen to get a result given the frustrations of the last couple of rounds and excited about it as well, because it is a new event and Kelly Racing as a whole is a very new team. “Townsville for us is great. All the other teams have been to all the other tracks around Australia dozens of times in some cases. So for us to head to Townsville puts us on more of an even playing field to these other guys and I think that is great. “The Jack Daniel’s Commodores have great pace and it’s good to go to a track that no one else has got any data on as well. That will give us a bit of a ‘leg-up’ and if we keep moving in the same direction that we are going, we should hopefully bring home a trophy.”

• JACK’S BOYS: Rick, left, and Todd, ABOVE, discuss tactics during a recent round of the V8 Supercars, and INSET, V8 racing can be noisy even for those more used to it than most, as this photograph of Todd Kelly proves. Rick said the track looked “interesting,” but it was always difficult to get a true picture looking at a drawing or picture, or even walking the track. “The last time we went to a new event was at Hamilton in New Zealand last year,” he




Change is good “It’s a good change to head somewhere new as well. Todd and I went up to the ticket launch up there late last year and were massively surprised by the amount of people who showed up on the day to buy their tickets. The support we’ve got from those guys in North Queensland is excep-

tional and that excites us to go there and it’s also the location that great. “My partner Elysia and I headed up to Townsville five days early to have a bit of a break and a look around because it is a nice venue to host an event and just generally a nice part of the world.” Brother Todd agreed that the biggest thing about the weekend was that they would be trying out a brand new track, and because of that he saw it as a race of two parts. “The first is to get your head around driving around the circuit, and the second is to work with your engineer to get the best car set-up,” he said.

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“They will be the two parts of this weekend that will really have a huge bearing on who goes well and who doesn’t. I am extremely excited about this kind of challenge – the two things I like most about what we do, as drivers, are the engineering side of things and also the actual driving of the car. “Running the Jack Daniel’s Commodore at Townsville will really test all the drivers and teams, and the input from the driver is going to be a lot more important this weekend, as there is no previous data to go on. I can’t wait. It will be hard work for everyone, but I’m very excited at the challenge.”

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MILDURA’S V8 Supercar drivers Todd and Rick Kelly see this weekend’s Dunlop Townsville 400 as an opportunity to put their new Jack Daniel’s race team at the front of the pack. The Bathurst-winning brothers have started a new V8 Supercar operation in 2009, and with that comes the task of building up experience and information for their brand new cars and crew. But at a new venue such as Townsville, which will host its first V8 Supercar event this weekend, the advantage of past experience enjoyed by rival teams is greatly reduced. Todd and Rick Kelly have put their Holden Commodores in a position to score the team’s debut podium finish over the course of the past two events at Symmons Plains and Darwin respectively, but luck hasn’t fallen their way. In Townsville, both are determined to continue their march up the order, with a podium finish the clear goal over the course of the weekend, where two 200-kilometre races will be staged. Rick Kelly, asked if he thought there would be an advantage for a new team like Jack Daniel’s Racing heading to a brand new event where everyone was in the same situation in terms of no previous experience, said the last couple of events had been very promising, speed-wise and resultswise, but at the same time, very frustrating. “We left Symmons Plains with a lap record and a really

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In the saddle for a hand of poker • MANE GAME: Louise Rowe and ‘Ebony’ will be hoping for a winning hand next weekend.

By GRANT MAYNARD PLAYING poker is traditionally an indoor pursuit – a table covered with green felt, mounds of chips, a drink by your elbow and curling cigar smoke. But that’s not for the members of the Border Western Horse Group, they like to do it on horseback... or by horsedrawn vehicle. And they will be doing it next Sunday, assembling to register from 9am at their Tapio rodeo grounds home base. Each rider, or driver, will choose a 10-kilometre or 20-kilometre loop course, with the start time for both set down as 9.30am. Each course will include a series of checkpoints. At each checkpoint a playing card will be issued with the aim for each participant being to complete


the course, collect five playing cards and at the end of the ride be holding the winning poker hand. The ride is open to all ages and everyone is welcome, according to group spokesperson, Donna Turvey. “It’s about having fun with like-minded people and enjoying the ride,” she said. The cost will be $10 per rider, and there is the promise of heaps of prizes besides that for the winning poker hand. “We’ll probably have some categories like: ‘The Fattest Pony’ and ‘The Best Dressed Lady or Gentlemen rider/driver’.” The event will be fully catered, with a barbecue lunch available. For more information contact Lesley Allen 5021 2338 or 0409 190 115.

Cherrie’s ‘Prediction’ for a bright future By GRANT MAYNARD AROUND the stables he is known simply as ‘Marcus’, but his much grander sounding full name is Sanlirra Prediction. And the bay riding pony is the apple of their eye for Mildura’s Cherrie and Mark Uchtman. It’s their prediction that he has what it takes to go a long way and the early signs are definitely there. In just his first year in the show ring, Marcus has already amassed an impressive tally of title ribbons. Campaigned professionally by Briony Payne, of Pakenham, Victoria, this show season he racked up some solid results including: • Champion Newcomer Large Pony Hygain Masters Horse of the Year (HOTY) 2008, • Champion Intermediate Large Pony Hygain Masters HOTY 2008, • Top 10 Newcomer and Open Pony Barastoc Horse of the Year 2009, • Champion Newcomer Riding Pony Melbourne Summer Royal 2009, • Sydney Royal Show Winner of Novice Pony 13.2h to 14hh, • Sydney Royal Show 2nd Open Pony 13.2hh to 14hh, • 1st and Reserve Champion Newcomer

Riding Pony Victorian Time, as they say, will Riding Pony Classic 2009, tell. and Cherrie says owning a • Supreme Ridden Ex- show horse has parallels hibit at many agricultural with owning a race horse. shows across the State. While she doesn’t ride Cherrie, who coyly ad- competitively, she takes mits to being “in her for- great pleasure from being ties”, has been showing a part of Briony and Sanhorses since she was a girl lirra Prediction’s success. of 15, and continued her That success has already interest in the sport when greatly increased his value, her daughter competed. so owning and campaignShe no longer rides ing horses of his calibre competitively herself, pre- can be a sound investferring to support Briony’s ment. efforts on Sanlirra PredicBut most of all, Chertion. rie is happy to be part of Cherrie attends all the competitive equestrian the big equestrian com- arena and is looking forpetitions, like the HOTY ward to continued success events and the Sydney and in the ring. Melbourne Royal Shows, Meanwhile, Sanlirra helping to prepare ‘Mar- ‘Talk of the Town’ is becus’ for the show ring. ing broken in for compeShe has also recently tition and, all going well, purchased Marcus’ full is expected to compete in brother from the same 2010/2011 show season. Sanlirra Stud where he And if the Uchtman was bred. name sounds familiar, it Sanlirra, according to might well be – Mark and the stud website, breeds Cherrie are the proprietors ‘quality Australian rid- of Mildura Electrical. ing ponies, galloways and hacks. They are, the stud • RIDING A WAVE OF claims, bred for many disSUCCESS: Sanlirra ciplines, but especially for Prediction, or ‘Marcus’ to his the show ring and dresfriends, with Briony Payne sage. in the sadlle after winning Cherrie’s latest acquithe prestigious Show Hack sition has been dubbed Sanlirra ‘Talk of the Town’. Council of Victoria Horse of the Year Newcomer Large He is a galloway, meaning he is a taller horse than Pony. At the same show he Marcus and, she says, has also won the Intermediate the potential to be “better Large Pony. than his brother”.

THE Mildura-Alcheringa Pony Club will host an Equestrian Australia affiliated Horse Trials competition on the weekend of July 25/26. The event is being sponsored by Horseland Mildura and the Mildura Rural City Council, and be staged at the Mildura Horse Complex adjacent to the Sandilong Racecourse. In past years the event has attracted combinations from across Victoria and South Australia, with this year’s event shaping up to be one of the biggest to date.

The event is the equine equivalent to a triathlon, with competitors having to compete in three discipline competitions. The dressage and show jumping legs will be staged on Saturday, with the cross country event being held over for Sunday morning. There will be four grades, with jump heights ranging from 60cm to 105cm. Combined training classes (dressage and show jumping only) will also be available. The event is open to all riders, and any-

one interested in competing, or seeking more information should contact Bridget Tinker on 0431 838 621 or email itinker@bigpond. Meanwhile, an official dressage competition is also to be held on Friday, July 24. Official, associated and pony classes will be available. Again contact Bridget for more information. Spectators are welcome at all competitions and entry is free.

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In Robinvale this week they will use our great game of Australian Rules to bring residents together in a show of unity and harmony that should act as an example to other communities around the country...

United we stand By BEN PISCIONERI

THE Robinvale Football Netball Club will tomorrow use football to unite the township and celebrate the contributions made to the game by indigenous people. A first for Victorian country football, the indigenous Round is the brainchild of Robinvale’s senior football coach Troy Moncur who saw a need to get more of the town’s young indigenous people involved in football. “We decided to do it because we’ve noticed there’s a lot of kids out there in the 11 to 19 age bracket and not many of them are involved in sport,” Moncur said. “This is about getting them engaged in sport and also serves as a recruiting drive for the club. But it’s more about doing something for the community.” Moncur said there appeared to be a decline in the number of indigenous players in Robinvale compared to previous years, something he aimed to rectify. He pointed to the 1991 premiership side which included David Handy, Harry Pettit, Willie Hannah, Lenny Williams and Jason Briggs. This season just two indigenous players have taken to the field – assistant coach John Jackson and 14-yearold Isaiah Johnson. Moncur described Robinvale’s young indigenous people as an untapped resource. He said he had already identified numerous players in the younger junior ranks with plenty of potential. “It’s about engaging them and making them feel comfortable and picking them up,” Moncur said. He said both the community and his players had embraced the initiative. “The response from the community has been very positive and the players have really embraced the idea,” Moncur said. The Robinvale coach used recent census figures to illustrate the number of potential young players in the town. Based on 2006 figures, 9.4 percent of Robinvale’s population is indigenous. That compares with 2.3 percent across Victoria and just 0.6 percent nationally. Moncur said he hoped that by getting more indigenous people onto the football field it would not only provide an alternative to drugs, alcohol and crime, but celebrate the contributions indigenous people have made to Australian Rules Football. Robinvale’s Riverside Park will be the venue for this weekend’s Indigenous Round and see the Eagles take on Wentworth, which seems appropriate given Wentworth is another town with a high indigenous population. Senior Robinvale football play-

ers will wear special jumpers to mark the day, designed by local Aboriginal artist Barb Egan, who herself is certainly no stranger to football. Barb is the mother of former Robinvale player and Richmond football great, Phil Egan, who in many ways was one of the trailblazers for indigenous players entering what was known as the Victorian Football League (VFL) in the 1980s. Barb said it was much more difficult for indigenous players in that era. “In Phil’s days it was a lot harder because there was a lot more discrimination back then. But it’s not the case now. It’s much better now which is fantastic,” she said. Barb recently attended the annual ‘Dreamtime at the G’ match between Richmond and Essendon, where she met the likes of AFL boss Andrew Demetriou and many of the current indigenous players. Her son Phil still plays a key mentoring role for young indigenous players in the AFL. Barb said the idea behind her

design for the football jumpers was simple. On the front of the jumpers will be a football with two hands on it – one white, one black, signifying the black and white people coming together to play football, which is in keeping with the theme for the match, ‘Robinvale – Together We Are One’. Tomorrow’s match will be preceded by a ‘smoking ceremony’ performed by Bruce Baxtor, a ‘welcome to country’ by Barb Egan and traditional Aboriginal dancing. Phil Egan will then perform the coin toss to get the game under way. While there will be plenty of action on the field there will also be a host of activities off the ground, including children’s’ rides, face painting, a pro-skate demonstration, sprint races at half-time, a free barbecue lunch and commemorative Indigenous Round T-shirts. Moncur said tomorrow’s Indigenous Round will be an annual event he sees involving other Sunraysia teams as the initiative gains momentum.

• EAGLES SOARING: Isaiah Johnson, ABOVE, is one of Robinvale’s most recent Indigenous recruits while, TOP, assistant coach John Jackson (left) and senior coach Troy Moncur are role models at the Eagles. Photographs courtesy of The Robinvale Sentinel.

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Paul Mills and Rod Gebhart are both in their mid-50s, but this year they will contest the SA, Victorian and Aussie Dirt Track Sidecar series. It is traditionally a young man’s sport but the pairing is not deterred. Their inspiring story next week.

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