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ost of us at some time have uttered, “I could write a book about it”. Sometimes it’s in jest or to make a point, and sometimes you really have an idea germinating. I have written a few books and edited a few more, but I see these as telling someone else’s story and not my own, although I well know and accept that a work of fiction is way beyond my capabilities. And even though over the years I have written enough words to fill thousands of books, it’s a different story to writing your masterpiece ... the book in you. Many times I have seriously thought about writing my book and have even gone so far as to dream up title and chapter structure, yet I still
Contents have notebooks full of ideas lying around. It’s an elusive dream that keeps getting put off until tomorrow, which no doubt will never come. Unless there’s a deadline, there are other things to be done. Life gets in the way and it never happens. With retirement comes time to actually pursue the dream and also, I often hear, the desire to put your life story on paper for yourself and your family, if not for a wider audience. There are many extraordinary stories told in ordinary households. So, to fire up the inspiration, this month a number of published authors tell their story about that elusive book. They share their tips and ideas, the process, expectations, heartache and joy that comes before seeing your name on a glossy cover or, in some cases, the screen of a tablet. (And that’s before the trials of selling it.) But whether you are thinking Mills and Boon or memoir, specialty subject or special event, the only way to make it happen is to get started. Hopefully this issue will provide you the motivation to do just that. And if it’s a bestseller, you heard it here first. Dorothy Whittington, Editor
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The book in you It’s often said that everyone has a book in them and today, thanks to the advent of e-books, people are putting that old adage to the test and self-publishing in their millions, writes JULIE LAKE.
veryone wants to be another E.L. James, author of the phenomenally successful Fifty Shades of Grey. The path to successful digital selfpublishing is not an easy one but it does offer better odds than winning a major lottery because it’s about hard work and savvy marketing, not just luck. And retirees have a particular advantage because they already have a base income and the time to try something new. When I published my first e-book in 2009, it was a huge learning curve because back then you had to find and pay for web hosting and the comparatively primitive desktop publishing programs available. Reaching a target audience was equally challenging given the limited
on-line marketing tools, while distribution was difficult for someone who’d rather be writing than wrapping and posting. Ten years ago the market was limited to those few who used e-readers but then you had that market pretty much to yourself. Today the number of e-book readers is huge – Kindle e-book sales easily top one million a week – but the number of authors has grown too. Then along came Amazon and made it all so easy! There are other platforms available today, for example Barnes and Noble and Kobo both offer e-book publishing programs to support their e-readers, but Amazon remains the best bet for new authors who are not IT experts because its services are so comprehensive.
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COVER STORY with specialist non-fiction such as gardening, health and fitness, cookery, beekeeping or becoming a billionaire. But what you really need to know is that in order to sell e-books you must be prepared to promote relentlessly using every means available. So once your book is up there, allocate time EACH DAY to tell people about it. Online there are various cheap options for advertising both fact and fiction, including Google ads, but Amazon has its own sophisticated marketing package with both free and author-paid options which is far-reaching and easy-to-use. It all helps to build your profile with your readers â€“ essential for a new author. Whether or not you wish to invest some money to get you started, social media is still the best place to promote your books â€“ and it costs nothing except time. Use them all, as creatively as you can in terms of intriguing potential readers. Successful e-book writer M. Louisa Locke tried for 20 years to get her Victorian mystery stories published before trying
the independent e-publishing route and today makes more money than she did as a fulltime teacher. Her main advice to authors is to experiment and keep up with the changing marketing landscape. â€œAuthors must be willing to self-promote if they want their books read,â€? she says. Your own website â€“ this is essential, not to sell books but to promote and link them to your selling platform. You can keep your readers involved and entertained with new book blurbs, blog posts (with feedback and comments), excerpts, personal information, gossip about your characters, teasers for future books, even giveaways and competitions. Add a link to your social media sites so your name and your books are always out there. Agatha Christie would have been a very rich woman instead of just comfortably off if sheâ€™d had a blog and a Twitter account! I use a simple Wordpress site and pay a modest fee for my own domain address. Pricing and profit â€“ When pricing your book take into account your
up-front expenses (if any) and your royalties. Set a selling target. Itâ€™s not unreasonable to expect to sell 50,000 books on such a large market if you have done your research and have a good product. If you exceed it, fine. If you fall short, try harder! This should give you some idea of what profit to expect from royalties when expenses have been deducted. And then you can price your book accordingly â€“ e-publishing is all about economy of scale so you should aim to sell lots of books at a low price rather than hope for a few high-end readers. Today, with e-books now outselling printed books, e-book publishing is not only more profitable to authors but also offers a faster return. It can take at least 18 months before a new print book reaches the market whereas an e-book can be up there on the platform within an hour of writing â€œThe Endâ€? and on the market within 24 hours. Whatâ€™s more, you can take it back down, make changes, alter the price as you see fit â€“ or just leave it there forever.
There are no sad piles of remaindered e-books! Although only a handful of writers have become e-publishing millionaires there is a very good chance of making a modest living doing something you love without leaving your desk. Aim for the stars and you might at least hit a small planet or two.
Julie Lake is the author of nine ebooks on gardening and other topics, including fiction. In 2009, she produced Growing Great Azaleas which was the first gardening ebook to be published anywhere in the world. Another world first was Camping Guide Australia which she wrote with husband Bob and published on the Amazon platform in 2010. Both books still sell. â€œWriting and publishing your own ebook is empowering,â€? Julie says, â€œAnd financially rewarding if you go about it the right way.â€?
FROM CHECK-OUT CHICK TO SELF-PUBLISHER, IT CAN BE DONE By CLAUDE TRANCHANT At the age of 64, I walked 100 days, solo, along the St Jamesâ€™ Way known as the Camino in Spain, though I had never trekked before. On my return, my heart was crying as I was missing the magical moments so a friend suggested I write a book. As a non-writer, I told her she was mad and that I did not have the ability. It turned out the writing was easy, but publishing was another matter. I had decided to self-publish and quickly learnt it needs a lot of determination and work. The cover helps attract readers.
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Choose well. I had two or three ideas, but would my readers like it? That was the question! I printed out two options â€“ my boots and a path along the Pyrenees. The two prints under my arm, I began approaching young and not so young, in the streets, in the shops, in the hall of the cinemas. After many weeks of walking the pavement I took what the young ones preferred â€“ the boots. I printed my book in Brisbane against the advice of some, due to the cost of printing in Australia. Why? At 58, I had found myself in a difficult situation and became a checkout-chick. I was now
hoping to help someone else keep their job. My first print was 1000 copies, which at the time was only a number until the boxes arrived and I realised the mammoth task ahead. I thought: â€œWell, you walked 100 days, you can walk around Brisbane and stop at every bookstore. I was confident that some would buy two or three copies, and eventually I would sell all of them. Book in hand, I went to many bookstores. I received a cold shower. Commission varied from 40-45 per cent, on consignment. As a check-out
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AN AUTHOR’S LAMENT By MOCCO WOLLERT So, you have at last written that book. It has been on your mind for years and you knew you would write it but “things” got in the way. Things like having babies or demanding work. There were some half-hearted attempts, but they came to nothing. Finally, you get down to the job. You labour away, hitting the keyboard for a whole year, trying to create the immortal masterpiece that everyone – and I mean everyone – will want to read. When doubt creeps in as to who would actually want to read a memoir, your family and friends assure you that the whole of Australia is waiting for that book. You dream of a bestseller, a movie deal, an audio book. After 12 months of slogging along, 100,000 words are finally on paper. You need an editor. You are lucky and find a good and sympathetic professional who irons out the grammatical errors, the words used in the wrong context, the punctuation, and the spelling. You hold your manuscript in your hands with awe and wonderment, like your first-born when she arrived in this world. Then you wonder what to do with it. Out it goes to various publishers and you wait in hope and despair whether you will hear from them. Will one of them like your book? Miracles of
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GETTING STARTED miracles, you can’t believe it, a publisher accepts your memoir and offers you a publishing deal. You tell your family and friends, put it on Facebook, feel like a celebrity. Patrick White eat your heart out. On the day of the book launch you are all nerves but the book sells nicely and your publisher smiles. A great start to immortality. The publisher expects more from you though. You have become a one-man, I mean one-woman, marketing team. You do book signings and rejoice in the fact that you have actually persuaded someone to buy your book. You become a guest speaker and trundle your books along, sometimes you actually sell one. You pester your friends and relatives to buy your book, and why not a second book as a gift. After a while they turn away when you approach. The feedback is better than receiving an Oscar. It seems everybody loves your book. They tell you it is funny, a tear jerker, interesting and they couldn’t put it down. Then comes the blow, the death knell to the sale of your book. They smile at you and say, “it is a great book and I enjoyed it so much that I am lending it to all my friends and relatives”. Are they suddenly a library? I don’t want them to lend it, I want them to buy it! Give it to their friends as a gift. Don’t they know Christmas is months away!
Retirement means you could finally have the time to write that book you’ve been talking about for years. Perhaps you feel passionate about a subject, you’ve learned a life lesson you want to share or you want to leave a record of your life for future generations. Many people write down their memories as a form of therapy, a way of getting chattering thoughts on to paper. But how do you turn your words into a professional book that others want to read? The first step is deciding on the type of book you wish to write. Memoir or autobiography? Memoirs usually focus on a central theme and cover a brief period of the author’s life. Authors may hop back and forth between different timeframes or start their story at a random point in time. These are personal recollections in which authors reflect on what they have learned from their experiences and where they share their thoughts with readers. Autobiographies are usually structured chronologically. They are the story of the author’s life from birth until the time of writing. They cover a much broader time span and no one incident is considered more important than any other. Writing tips You must engage readers from the
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Ready to finally write that book you’ve been talking about for years? Author RUSSELL HUNTER offers a few tips.
riting is easy. Anybody can do it. All you have to do is sit at a typewriter and bleed. That was Ernest Hemingway, one of the finest writers of English in the 20th century. But Hemingway engineered the truth – a lot – as storytellers often do. And as more oldies with some time on their hands turn to the keyboard, they’d do well to keep that in mind. People aged 60 or more have stories to tell. Some, probably most, are even worth telling but, again, they’d have to bear in mind that book publishing isn’t what it was in Hemingway’s day. In what shows every sign of a dying industry, publishers are terrified of new authors. Here’s why. It costs them a heap of money to prepare a book for publication. There’s typesetting, binding, cover art, marketing and distribution all to be covered before a single book is sold. And depending on how brisk the sales are, they can wait a year or more just to recover those costs. So they look for the tried and trusted while the fresh and new are often treated with suspicion. But don’t let that put you off. Short-run (keep the print cost down), specialised books by new authors still make it on to bookshop shelves. A former
colleague recently had his book about following the Silk Road published. Unknown fiction writers find it difficult. My American publisher tells me that some 60 per cent of books are bought online. It’s certainly cheaper. But it means that while the number of titles has surged, the number of potential readers has increased only a little. Maybe. You have to think about who is going to read your work. Getting published isn’t easy. Just ask J.K Rowling who went through 20 or more publishers before one agreed to take a punt on Harry Potter. There is, however, no shortage of outfits who are all but desperate to help – at a price. It’s a jungle out there so be careful. The golden rule should be: Your publisher pays you – not the other way around. Before handing over any of your hard-earned, ask for a spending plan just to see where your money is going. And google them. Ultimately, though, we all write for ourselves and then think who else might be interested. Write down your story. It’s great therapy if nothing else and usually recovers many forgotten memories. It might not be a bestseller but your grandkids are going to love you for it.
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While I really enjoyed your article about Facebook, I was incensed to read a statement by Judith Younghusband when she said, “But now I realise it’s often the socially dysfunctional who don’t engage with social media because they have no friends!” I don’t do Facebook. It is my choice and I am certainly not dysfunctional as a result. If I want to contact my friends and family, I phone them or email and sometimes I have been known to use “snail mail” (write letters). Facebook is good for some people to connect but I am not interested and it is my choice not to engage in social media. One of your letters to the editor struck a chord with me. It was written by E. Rowe who migrated to Australia in the early ’50s and was one of three children who came out with her mother. We came to Australia from Malta in the late 1940s. I was one of three children who arrived with my mother and my father had arrived the year before. I agree wholeheartedly on her comments about some immigrants. My father had to do an “etiquette test” before he came here. I can imagine the outcry from civil rights people if that
Have your say. Send letters to Editor, Your Time Magazine, PO Box 717, Spring Hill 4004 or email email@example.com were to happen today. At the time of my father leaving Malta in 1947 it was under British rule, so he could certainly speak English and was a policeman during World War II. Lastly, I would like to say how much I enjoyed another article called “I never even tasted it”. It was great reading. Also, there was such a lot of other information that was quite informative, especially “Make a wearing the hearing aid a habit”. It finally got my husband to wear his hearing aids that he had sitting on a shelf. Keep up the good work. I love reading your magazine. P.M. Eastman. My comments relate to the first two letters in the July edition of Your Time. I suggest both are a classic example of human failings that may well lead to the destruction, not just of our own species, but much of this planet as well. The first is obvious. The human race seems to be chronically unable to learn from the past. The classic example here is World War I, which was supposedly the “war to end all wars”, yet how many have there been since, arguably even more destructive and devastating? But more to the point, perhaps, our (human) history is littered with
civilizations that arose and then suffered an abrupt decline because they out-grew the ability of their environment to support their increasing numbers. That’s exactly as is happening now, except then it was a local problem, and humanity could regroup elsewhere. Now it is a global problem and there is no elsewhere. The second invokes the Bible and is a classic illustration of our (human) inability to adapt our belief systems to the changing situation. The Bible tells us, among other things, to “be fruitful and multiply”. Good advice for a relatively primitive tribal society in a sparsely populated world. Is it such good advice for an urban society in an already overpopulated world? In an already overpopulated world, a large percentage of the population is struggling to get sufficient food. It is, after all, our increasing population that drives our need for rampant development, which needs a growing economy to sustain it, which in turn, needs more people to sustain that. The merry-go-round continues faster and faster to ultimate self-destruction. Dmitri Perno Your Time is the best local seniors newspaper or magazine, and your July
issue was no exception. I read it from cover to cover, and cut out the article by Kendall Morton for future reference since my wife is in the early stages of dementia. Since we are both in our mid 80s and can no longer walk far, I am always on the lookout for tours that look like they can accommodate our minor disabilities. Reading about Beverly Everson’s trip to China made me slightly envious, but the frank description of her travels made me realise that tour is not for us – too exhausting probably. But then I turn the page and read about the Queen Mary 2. We travelled on this ship from Brisbane to Hong Kong last year, and not only is everything in the article true but it suited our failing capacities ideally. The food, service, even the weather, were perfect. The classical music, daily lectures, and ambience were all to our taste. Complaints? As a retired engineer I was interested to see the engine room, but this was not permitted. And when it came to needing some medicine, there is no pharmacy! All those smart fashionable shops but nowhere to get prescription pills. So when you take such a cruise, make sure you take on board enough heart pills (or whatever) for the whole trip and longer. Ted Webber
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GFC STILL HAUNTS OLDER AUSTRALIANS Seven out of 10 Australians aged over 50 are worried about the potential for another global financial crisis (GFC) and the impact it could have on their retirement savings, according to the latest National Seniors Australia (NSA) survey. It revealed that 10 years on from the GFC, concern among older Australians is still strong. “These results clearly show that the GFC has cast a long shadow, particularly for those who were already in retirement when it hit and have been unable to recoup their losses,” Challenger’s Chairman Retirement Income Jeremy Cooper said. “This, combined with increasing life expectancies, has left many seniors uncertain about the future.” A quarter of seniors surveyed said they would not be able to tolerate any annual loss to their retirement savings. More than 90 per cent thought they would not be able to tolerate losses of 20 per cent or more – the equivalent of the average impact on superannuation balances at the time of the GFC. Seniors remain worried about running out of money, with over half concerned about outliving their savings. “This is a realistic concern”, NSA research director John McCallum said. “The risk of running out of money
increases with age. Almost a third of respondents over 80 and almost a quarter of those between 75 and 79 reported they had run out of savings. The survey found six out of 10 older Australians now keep some or all their savings out of the market to minimise their exposure to a potential market collapse. Despite concerns, half of older Australians are comfortable with the way they are managing their risk. Professor McCallum said the priorities for almost all older Australians remained clear across National Seniors’ surveys. “Seniors want regular and consistent income,” he said. “When asked to rank several financial goals, having income that lasted for life was one of the most important, with 80 per cent of seniors rating it very important. The only goal that rated higher was a desire for regular and constant income.” The NSA conducted one of the largest comprehensive surveys of older Australians earlier this year. The advocacy organisation collected responses from 5446 Australians aged over 50 to develop the report Once bitten, twice shy? GFC concerns still linger for Australian seniors, which focuses on the preferences and spending patterns of older Australians. For the full report visit nationalseniors.com.au/GFCconcerns
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WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE
A persondate to all governments In 2018, we have to watch our language because the PC language Nazis are on the prowl, writes DAVID PARMITER.
don’t want to alarm you, but it’s about time we gave our governments, both state and federal, a persondate. We will not accept the deletion of the terms “man” and “woman” from our vocabulary. Sorry, by woman I should, of course, have used the PC term “wo-person”. So, this cannot be a MANdate. But we have to draw the line somewhere. I think I can personage. MANage. The politically incorrect people (that’s the plural of person, not persons) are bent on damaging our children by forcing them to accept a new language; one which insists that there are no men or women, boys or girls – only people. And we are all the same. Hang on a minute, look between your legs. You may be equal but you are not the same. Not only are you physically different, you are also mentally different. Some play with toy cars, some with dolls. All can play cricket, football and even boxing or wrestling if you so wish. Or even go on to be a ballet dancer. That makes you equal. But you are still different, otherwise there would be no more people. Which brings me to gender. Some
people identify as a man, some identify as a woman and some identify as neither, or both. Some prefer blondes. Everybody’s free choice. I spent eight years in a boys’ boarding school. Talking to girls was off limits and could lead to expulsion. My sister went to a girls’ boarding school. They were not allowed out except in ‘crocodile’ – holding gloved hands in pairs with a mistress fore and aft to make sure that no girl so much as fluttered an eyelash at a boy in the town. That’s the way it was. We all survived. And we procreated. In the ’60s, girls were girls and boys were boys; and never the twain should meet until their leaving school “coming out party” when they were expected to dance together and talk. A discreet goodnight kiss was acceptable but a hand in the wrong place could get you sacked. Fortunately, being very close to my sister, we could share private exchanges during the school holidays – and we had both seen each other in the bath from age two so we knew there was a difference. Before we went to boarding school
Mum had taught both of us cooking, knitting and sewing socks and Dad had taught us both about woodwork, electrical safety and motor mechanics. That was our equality, but we were still different. This fetish for re-wording our language has got to stop, now. As George Bernard Shaw emphasised in his Preface to the Plays, children should not be allowed to go to university unless they had completed two years of working for themselves. They had to experience life, and be self-aware and self-sufficient – no longer children, dependent upon adults ... or Centrelink. Now, in 2018, we are told that they may be marked down at university if they use words such as workman, manage and even mankind. This is lunacy. Worse than that, it is dis-education. Yes, “dis-education”. I’ve just invented that word. The communists call it “reeducation” but we need dis-education to describe what GBS was banging on about: “The man who does not wish to be born again and born better is fit only to be a politician or an academic”. He should, of course, have written the “person”.
In those days, 100 years ago, “man” meant everybody. That is, blokes and sheilas. This “de-gendering” pushed by so-called academics and political numbskulls has to be stopped. It is effectively aimed at castrating our younger generation. Education authorities are surprised that males are no longer interested in a career in teaching, and this at a time when so many primary school children have no adequate male role model at home. What has led us to this insanity? The short answer is political incorrectness and male fear of litigation. Young men can be accused of assault if they touch a student – male or female – during class. So, a pat on the back, “well done, George” or a hand on the shoulder “that’s a lovely drawing, Amy” can lead to a complaint to the principal and a quick exit from the profession. We, the older generation, have to lead by example. We must, however, stop giving oxygen to the raving loony party which is hell-bent on destroying not only our families, but also our language. Hey, you MANipulative crazies, get over it.
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LOGAN CROWNS ITS SENIORS AMBASSADORS When Jimboomba resident Val Gebbett was named Logan’s Senior Ambassador last year, she hoped it would show the value of helping others and encourage other senior residents to become community volunteers. “Receiving the Logan’s Senior Ambassador Award for 2017 was such a thrill for me, my friends and my family,”
MISSIONARY TURNS 100 A World War II veteran from Brisbane who dedicated his life to helping Indigenous Australians is one of Queensland’s newest centenarians. Harold Kleinschmidt, who lives at Carinity Brookfield aged care community, turned 100 in June. He was born in Beenleigh and still enjoys church-based activities and concerts
she said. “It just showed that my years of volunteering did not go unnoticed. And although we do not volunteer to receive thanks or credit, it was still a thrill.” This year’s ambassador will be named at the Logan Loves Seniors gala concert on 21 August at the Logan Entertainment Centre. All are welcome to attend and also enjoy the free Seniors Expo with activities and information stalls which will open from 9am-1pm. Neil Diamond Tribute concerts will start at 9.30am and 1pm. Concert tickets are $7.50 and available online at loganentertainment centre.com.au or call 3412 5626.
SANDGATE NOSTALGIA The first open air theatres in Sandgate operated from 1910-1922, the best-known being at Shorncliffe Pier, where patrons had to sit with their feet up at high tide. Theatres in the village included the Bon-Accord, The Beach, The Strand, The Mayfair, The Sea Breeze, and the Boondall Drive-in Theatre. A talk on the history of the 10 movie theatres in Sandgate over the years will be held on August 26, at 2pm at 150 Rainbow St, Sandgate, followed by tales and memories and afternoon tea. All are welcome to come and share memories.
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The power of music crosses the decades Music can be a powerful reminder of times past, writes KATE CALLAHAN. It can sweep you up unexpectedly and take you back to places and people
y childhood memories are peppered with musical signposts. First up, there’s Sam Cooke’s Twistin’ The Night Away. This golden oldie is the first pop song I remember. Whenever I hear it, I’m right back in 1962. I’m five years old and I’ve just finished grade one. Thanks to Dick and Dora, and their animal companions Nip and Fluff, I’ve learnt to read quite well. But the Happy Venture Readers have been packed away, along with the slates and slate pencils, because it’s the school break-up party. All the mums and dads are there. We’ve played games and eaten our fill. Then out of nowhere the music starts to play. The desks are hastily pushed aside to make a dance floor – and we’re all twistin’, twistin’, twistin’ the night away. I’m ashamed to admit that the Beatles’ visit to Australia in 1964 simply passed me by
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unnoticed. We didn’t have a television or a radiogram. Just a wireless that Dad said could pick up only one station, the ABC. So the next stop on my musical memory tour is 1969, which was a turning point in popular music. It was the year 400,000 people converged on a 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, known simply as Woodstock. Unfortunately, I missed the legendary Woodstock line-up that included Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Santana and the playlist that would indelibly influence music around the globe. No Woodstock and no Beatles for me. In 1969, I discovered Australian music, courtesy of Ross D. Wyllie and Uptight, a four-hour music marathon every Saturday from midday on Channel O. It was a rare treat having the TV to myself, but there was no competition for it on a Saturday
afternoon on the farm. After lunch Dad would have a “camp”, an essential restorative for a dairy farmer who’d been up since 4am. He’d listen to the horse races and fall asleep reading the paper. (How he could sleep and snore with the broadsheets stretched across his face, I’ll never know, but he did.) Mum would put her feet up too since she’d been up before dawn with Dad. My brother played sport – tennis in winter and cricket in summer – so on Saturday afternoon I had the TV all to myself, which is how I came to be an Uptight fan. I loved Ross D. Wyllie. Originally from Brisbane, he had a top 20 hit in 1969 with his cover of Ray Stevens’ song Funny Man. It was a song of unrequited love that tugged at my pre-pubescent heart strings: There goes the funny man The life of the party, that’s me And they’d never guess That I had a care They’d be amazed to see me cry
When the party’s through Cry over you. Ross was clean cut and wore a suit and tie – just the sort of bloke Mum approved of – but some of his guests on Uptight and its successor Happening 70 were not so conservative. Take Australian singer Russell Morris for instance. His debut single The Real Thing, released in 1969, was positively psychedelic. Produced by Ian “Molly” Meldrum and written by Johnny Young of Young Talent Time fame, it was a huge hit in Australia and in my lounge room on those long Saturday afternoons watching Uptight. The Real Thing went on and on and on – for six minutes and forty seconds – about pretty much nothing, but I loved it… Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow, Oo-mow-mamow-mow, ma mow. Final stop is 1971. I’m 14 and clueless, but merrily singing along to a cassette tape of Lola,
by The Kinks, which a classmate, who was allowed to shave her legs and wear a bikini, had recorded for me from the radio. L-O-L-A, Lola! The words of the song have me puzzled, so I am trying to write them down in an exercise book. Play, rewind, play, rewind, play. Well, I’m not dumb but I can’t understand Why she walks like a woman and talks like a man Oh my Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola Well, I was dumb – or, more correctly, naïve – and couldn’t make hide nor hair of the song. It never occurred to my innocent heart that it was about a romantic encounter between a young man and a transvestite called Lola. But isn’t there something precious and lovely about the innocence of youth, dear Readers? As we all know, experience and maturity come soon enough.
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Designers rewarded with a place in history
or those of us still lamenting the demise of the Easton Pearson fashion label and who are still looking for stylish fashion inspiration, fear not. Thanks to the generous gifting by philanthropist and contemporary art patron Dr Pail Eliadis, the 27-year archive of the label will remain in Queensland. Pam Easton and Lydia Pearson’s design success and their contribution to the Australian fashion scene will be conserved for future generations. With more than 3300 signature garments – plus accessories, original sketches, look books and parade footage – the archive has a permanent home at the Museum of Brisbane in City Hall. At the announcement of the patronage last month, Lydia Pearson said: “It was incredibly important to keep it (the collection) in Brisbane. It’s our home, it’s where we built the brand.” Both Pam and Lydia highlighted their love of working with the Brisbane artistic community when they first started. “We felt it was the easiest and the most creative environment to start our business,” said Pam. Although it was initially hard to be accepted nationally because they came from Brisbane, the Sydney and Melbourne fashion fraternity
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The Queensland-based Easton Pearson archive now has a permanent home at the Museum of Brisbane, writes KAY McMAHON.
Lydia Pearson and Pam Easton whose work will be on display at Brisbane Museum. soon realised the Queensland pair’s design genius and championed their entry into the international arena. “When we started selling overseas it was such a novelty to be from Brisbane,” said Lydia. After 27 years – or as Lydia quipped “that’s 189 in dog years” – the duo decided to call it a day and closed shop in 2016. It became important to retain the archive and carefully conserve this local, national and international fashion treasure. And through the collaboration of the designers, patron, the Museum of
Brisbane and curator, The Designer’s Guide: Easton Pearson Archive will open in November this year. However, the archive has been curatorially challenging. Many of their textiles have been designed in collaboration with Indian artisans where embroidery, beading, print and textural components all require different techniques for conservation. Many of the garments have several of these techniques on individual garments. In a world where these artisans and their expertise are disappearing, The Easton Pearson Archive will be a legacy to
hand-made and unique design and textile combinations. To support the exhibition the Museum of Brisbane has also initiated The Dress Circle where individuals can make monetary gifts to help conserve the collection. Donations receive recognition and allow access to special events associated with the exhibition. “The Easton Pearson Archive is the largest textile collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a museum or art gallery,” according to the Museum of Brisbane. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to experience the world of Indian artisans that inspired some of Easton Pearson’s collections, check out Styleboomer Exquisite Indian Textile Tour. We’re heading off in February to India to visit people who design and create amazing textiles and clothing. With a small group we will see artisans still practising the famous Indian craft techniques. Visit goseetouring.com or email email@example.com for more.
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Put the cables down and tune in I recently helped a client, one of many over the years who has been struggling with an ageing home entertainment system, writes NATHAN WELLINGTON.
hen this client built his house 12 years ago he had all the audio and data cables laid throughout the house. He had installed a Yamaha amplifier which connected his plasma TV, DVD player, VCR and record player. He used this for many years with much joy and contentment. He was a little averse to change but his wife kept buying him new technology like a smart phone, a Blu-ray player and replacing the plasma with a Smart TV. One day the power supply unit in his amplifier finally died. We spent some time talking about his needs, and soon it was obvious that he no longer played VCRs, his grandkids used the Blu-ray player more than he did and his record player no longer worked. He liked listening to classical music, and began using his smart phone. We discussed home entertainment options
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Pathfinder becomes more fancy SUV than rugged 4WD Nissan’s current Pathfinder is now more akin to a soccer mum’s taxi than a rough-road explorer, writes BRUCE McMAHON.
ure, there’s the ability to switch to four-wheel drive and, if needed, lock the centre diff to send the drive equally to all four wheels; sure it rides a little higher than a conventional sedan. But the front spoiler hangs low and the Pathfinder’s petrol engine and belt-driven transmission, as civilised as this drivetrain can be, doesn’t show a lot of interest in slow and steady slugging down a bush track. It looks like we need to wait for the latest Nissan Terra, already released in parts of Asia and based on the fourwheel drive Navara ute, before there is a proper off-road wagon to equal the previous Pathfinder. There’s no official word on that yet. Instead the Pathfinder of 2018 is a seven-seat SUV with a make-up designed to appeal to the vast North American market. It is a comfortable – cushy even – and simple wagon full of mod cons but not a swag of character. (That catering to North American buyers’ tastes is made quite obvious with a pedal to the left of the driver’s footwell to engage the parking brake; takes a week to get used to.)
The Nissan Pathfinder’s body style is safe and sure, treading a line between family SUV and people mover. The nose treatment with a big chrome V is common across the company’s SUVs – Pathfinder, X-Trail and Qashqai – and similar to that on Navara ute and Patrol wagon. Inside, there’s a good amount of room in all directions, as it should be in
a 5m long by 1.9m wide and 1.7m high wagon. Unlike some seven-seaters this one offers fair room for small to average sized adults in the third row of seats. With these back seats folded down there’s a huge 1345 litres cargo room on offer. (PS: There’s more headroom across all rows of seats in the front-wheel drive ST version.)
As with most family-orientated Nissans in 2018, the Pathfinder runs with a CVT drivetrain to either the front wheels or, in the dearer ST-L and Ti versions, to all wheels. Power is supplied by a keen 3.5 litre V6 engine which delivers 202kW. The Pathfinder has never found wanting for power in town or on the highway, although fuel consumption is likely to be north of 10 litres per 100 kilometres. There’s also the more economical option of hybrid Pathfinders, running a supercharged 2.5 litre engine plus 15kW electric motor. Nissan’s CVTs are some of the best around, providing relatively crisp and drone-free acceleration through the belt-driven transmission so no problem there for either engine. Ride comfort is good and the Pathfinder’s handling safe and sure enough, plus there’s the usual array of safety features, driver aids and creature comforts packed into the wagon. Yet the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, from $41,990 to $66,190, while a safe and comfortable machine of reasonable value, is more a fancy people mover than Sports Utility Vehicle these days.
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Journey to the bottom of the earth In 1958, an anxious but determined 23-year-old girl stepped into the pounding heat of Darwin, arriving from Cologne in Germany – the other side of the world. She’s still here and she turns 84 this month, writes DOT WHITTINGTON.
occo Wollert says she truly knows the tapestry of life as a woman: “I was, and am, a migrant, a businesswoman, a breast cancer survivor, a mother, a grandmother, a greatgrandmother and a widow.” She’s also an author, and her book Bloody Bastard Beautiful was last month nominated for a Northern Territory Historical Book award for of its contribution to the social history of Darwin. But you don’t have to have an affiliation with the northern capital to find this an entertaining tale, both funny and fascinating, detailing those early years, 1958-1972, in what even Australians considered to be a frontier town. Her relations in Germany had barely heard of Australia, much less the Northern Territory. Mocco’s story begins in 1957, when Niclas, a Berliner and the love of her life, decided he had no prospects in post-war Germany and was eager to start a new life. He had heard there was work in Australia. He was an architect but Australia needed bricklayers, so he returned to the trade his father had insisted he learn, and booked his passage to Melbourne Niclas had been enlisted to the Hitler Youth and towards the end of the war, the boys were sent to the Russian front to fight. He was 13, but he survived the fighting and capture and, ultimately, the trauma. Fearing again being conscripted by a government, he turned down the offer of a free fare to Australia and travelled at
Mocco Wollert says writiing is a compulsion, she can’t not write. his own expense. The only problem was that he had to leave his girl behind for what they feared might be years. On arrival, there was no work to be had but he heard that Darwin always needed workers, so that’s where he would go, stopping to visit a family he knew in Adelaide en route. He invested the last of his savings in an old Landrover and set off. How hard could it be? Mocco’s story begins with the adventures of that journey on a rough and rocky road by a young man struggling to speak English, stony broke and learning the nuances of Australia. In the vein of They’re a Weird Mob it’s a story of European immigrants who arrived in search of a better life and discovered a peculiar culture hilariously different to their own. “Leaving Adelaide, he was given strict instructions, ‘you
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have to shut the bloody gates, mate’. He was confused. Why there would be gates on the Stuart Highway and why would anybody smear blood on them,” Mocco says. “The other new word he had learned was a wonderful word suitable for all things, and all situations: bastard. And this was a bastard of a road.” Fast forward six months and Niclas was able to borrow money for the ticket to send for his sweetheart join him in this wild tropical outpost. “Until the end of his life, Niclas would declare that he had bought his wife on hire purchase,” Mocco says. “I loved that man. He hated Germany and was committed to living here. I loved Germany and didn’t want to leave but I loved him more. “I knew nothing about the country at all. There were crocodiles, snakes, spiders,
weevils and frogs, millions of frogs.” They had become secretly engaged before Niclas left and despite her parents expecting her on the return flight, she stuck it out and they married in 1959. “Living in sin prevented me from being accepted as part of ‘good’ Darwin society and yet I was not a starry-eyed debutante and knew it meant forsaking Germany and abandoning my family forever,” she says. Darwin remained their home for the next 14 years. Niclas became a successful builder and Mocco became a mother. Within two years she was writing in English. “We only spoke English. We wanted to be Australians,” she says. “And for me, writing is a compulsion. I can’t not write.” She has now published nine books as well as 10 children’s books and was the founder of the Society of Women Writer’s Queensland Branch. During their last 18 months in Darwin, they owned a restaurant – where John Meillon and a young Jenny Agutter dined regularly while shooting Walkabout in 1970. The trials and tribulations, joy and despair, challenges, struggles and achievements of a young migrant couple in an environment so foreign to everything they had known, make Mocco’s book about those first 14 years in Darwin hard to put down. It’s funny, interesting, heart-warming and informative in equal measure. The Wollerts eventually left Darwin for the health of their second daughter, planning to
settle in Atherton but on the trip north after a holiday on the Gold Coast they discovered Caloundra. Four weeks later they had bought a block of flats there and in 1976, Niclas set up his business, Rolla-Shield. Five years later they moved to Brisbane. Niclas was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2000 and died in May this year, aged 87 – just 10 days short of their 59th wedding anniversary. Mocco continues to keep busy with her writing, talking to groups as a guest speaker promoting her book, and staying in touch with her two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her life story is captivating and six decades after her arrival in Darwin, she has no cause to doubt that she made the right decision. Life has been good. “Had we migrated to the United States we would have been called German-Americans. Here we were called New Australians which gave us immediately a sense of belonging, of being part of our new homeland,” she says. Bloody Bastard Beautiful is available at Dymocks, independent book stores or email Mocco mocco.wollert@ bigpond.com She is also available as a guest speaker.
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Celebrating Seniors Week 2018 Let’s come together Queensland! Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages
ueensland Seniors Week, August 18-26, provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections. Simply, it’s about connecting with folk of all ages and backgrounds, dispelling the stereotypes associated with ageing, and assisting to reduce social isolation. Council on the Ageing Queensland (COTA) seniors week coordinator Lisa Hodgkinson says it is a great time to get out to events and activities, connect with people in your community, and explore programs and services. "With more than 700 events held annually, it’s the state largest weeklong celebration for seniors," she said. "We are often asked who attends the events. Is it only people of a certain
age bracket? The answer is no. We are Celebrating a Queensland for ALL ages. "Folk of all ages will come together during the week. It’s really lovely to see multiple generations connecting in their community." She said older people were not a "one size fits most" and the range of events and activities held during the nine days highlighted that fact. Over the years, Seniors Week events and activities have ranged from flash mobs, club open days and expos to sailing and cruises, digital literacy and coding sessions, online talent quests, cinema days, art classes, workshops, cabarets, yoga, Zumba and music revivals. And that's just the beginning. Enjoy! To find events and activities near you visit qldseniorsweek.org.au or phone 1300 738 348.
SENIORS WEEK Lighting up Brisbane To celebrate Queensland Seniors Week, we are lighting up Brisbane! Too often we hear that people feel invisible. As one of COTA Queensland’s community team members put it “let's shine the spotlight on us and make us VERY visible”. Thanks to Brisbane City Council that's what we are aiming to do! Check out: Brisbane City Hall, August 19 – to be lit purple, pink and maroon. Sandgate Town Hall August 18-24 - to be lit purple. Story & Victoria Bridges August 20-21 – to be lit purple and pink, with a gold sparkle on the Story Bridge. If you're in the area, snap a pic and share it on your socials using #qldseniorsweek18.
SATURDAY AUGUST, 18 10am – 3pm Zillmere Seniors Open Day Zillmere Community Centre (North East Community Support Group Inc), is hosting the Zillmere Senior's Open Day focusing on technology. Come along and learn the basics of mobile phones, Facebook, or iPad. You won’t want to miss our trivia quiz.
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9am – 11am Photos around Brisbane Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Join a guided walk with a professional photographer. Explore the great outdoors to find interesting and artistic ways of taking everyday pictures. Meet at the start of the jetty and bring your camera. Pandanus Beach, Wynnum Wading Pool Park, Wynnum. Bookings essential on 3857 1152. FREE.
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Calendar Of Events and wet. Bring a towel, spare clothes and a snack. Meet at the beginning of the jetty. 4374 Moora Park, 65 Park Pde, Shorncliffe. Bookings essential on 0403 713 820. FREE.
1pm â€“ 4pm Celebrating our Rainbow Seniors â€“ Movie & Afternoon Tea LGBTI Seniors Community Visiting ServiceQld AIDS Council & KiKi V KiKi V and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Seniors Community Visiting Service at Queensland AIDS Council presents an afternoon of welcoming, celebrating and honouring our rainbow seniors. Join us for a screening of the 1980s Julie Andrews and Robert Preston classic Victor Victoria. Special welcome and introduction by local Drag Queen. Enjoy a break at interval for devonshire tea, reminiscing and add your mark to the 2018 Seniors Week rainbow art canvas we will create on the day. Queensland AIDS Council, 30 Helen St, Teneriffe. Booking required by August 16 on 3017 1777. FREE.
2pm â€“ 4pm Beeswax food wraps Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Give plastic the flick! Replace it with
environmentally friendly beeswax wraps. Easy to make and reusable. Walking tour of the farm included. Meet at the shed, wear enclosed footwear, bring two pre-washed cotton fabrics measuring 200x200mm and 150x150mm and pinking shears if you have them. Remaining materials will be supplied. Beelarong Community Farm. Corner York and Beverley Sts, Morningside. Booking required 0401 168 657. Cost $5
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 2pm â€“ 4pm Balinese Cooking Class Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Learn how to prepare and cook fragrant and spicy curries, sambals (chilli sauce), noodles and salads. This cuisine uses lots of aromatic spices that are tasty and healthy. Walking tour of the farm included. Wear enclosed footwear and bring an apron. All materials provided. Meeting point is the shed. Beelarong Community Farm, Corner York and Beverley Sts, Morningside. Bookings essential 0401 168 657. Cost $5
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9.30am â€“ 1pm Seniors Week Concert & Lunch Carina Senior Citizens Club is hosting a Morning tea, concert (Lachlan Wallace performing), and lunch. This event has been funded by the Queensland Government and supported by COTA Queensland. Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond St, Carina. Bookings required by August 10 on 3395 4636. Cost $15
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Mt Gravatt East Group Fitness Mt Gravatt Pool Join us at Mt Gravatt East Pool and Snap Fitness for free over 50s aqua aerobics and circuit classes. Mt Gravatt East Pool, 35 Wecker Rd, Mt Gravatt East. FREE.
Photography Workshop The Community Place Come and learn some tricks and hints about how you can get the most out of your camera or your camera phone. This session will be led by a professional photographer. The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Bookings required on 3857 115. FREE.
10am â€“ 1pm Smart Technology Q&A with Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) Do you have questions about computing? Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field questions and do their best to solve your computing problems. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides over 50s in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.
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Celebrating Seniors Week 2018 State Library, Meeting Room 2C. Cultural Precinct. Stanley Place, South Bank. FREE.
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10am – 1pm Seniors Week with Musical morning tea Inala Community House Musical Morning Tea is a community program. A beautifully cooked meal and entertainment will be provided for free. Come and join in the fun. Inala Community House. Cnr of Japonica and Robina St, Inala. Bookings required by August 13 on 33721 711. FREE.
10.30am – 11.45am Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: 1971 - The Music Brisbane City Council Join award-winning vocalist Nadia Sunde for a fun-filled singing workshop followed by a soulful concert cabaret performance of 1971 The Music. Arana Leagues Club, 247 Dawson Pde, Keperra. Bookings required 3354 1333. FREE.
Lunch Special & free bingo Suttons Beach Pavilion Join us for $15 lunch specials in our Pavilion restaurant with three free games of bingo. We have movie tickets and a year of coffee and cake up for grabs! Suttons Beach Pavilion. 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe. Bookings required on 3284 3320. Cost $15
5pm – 7.30pm Older workers and a thriving business A win-win COTA Queensland and AAG Are you starting to think about what your work future holds for you as you get older? Experienced and skilled workers like you are an important resource for businesses. Do employers actually know what you need and want from them? Do they understand how to make the most of your skills and experience? Join us to hear the latest news and ideas about employment, and talk to businesses, researchers, and other workers about what’s on your mind. Get an overview of the trends, latest research and practice ideas. Can’t attend in person? No problem. You can join via webinar from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Visit aag.asn.au/events or call 3316 2999 for more details and to register. The Ship Inn, Cnr Stanley & Sidon Sts, South Brisbane. Cost $20 – $80
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 9am – 11am Staying Mobile and Active PCYC Carindale Connect with older, active adults living in the community. Sample a low impact fitness class specifically designed for seniors. Classes include: heartfit, chair yoga, modified Zumba or taichi. Enjoy morning tea with coaches and meet other like-minded seniors living within our community. Do you like to play ping pong? A ping pong table will be set up for you to master your skills in the downtime. Also on hand will be the Blue Light Sewers group displaying some of their handy work so perhaps you enjoy sewing and would like to join! PCYC Carindale, 27 Narracott St, Carina. Booking required by August 14 on 3324 9652. FREE.
9am – 10.30am Mountain Biking Brisbane City Council GOLD program. A qualified instructor will assist you at the skills course before taking you on a guided tour at the base of D'Aguilar National Park. Meet at the Enoggera Reservoir beach entrance. Enclosed footwear is essential. Bikes and helmets are provided or bring your own bike, which will need to pass a safety check. Walkabout Creek Adventures. 2/60 Mt Nebo Rd, The Gap. Bookings essential on 0419 289 802. FREE.
9am – 11am Chair Yoga The Community Place Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. Being calmer and more relaxed inevitably leads to a greater feeling of happiness and well-being, which everyone can benefit from. What do you need? Comfy clothing, water and your smile! The Community Place. 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Bookings required on 3857 1152. FREE.
10am – 11am Guided Walk Heart Foundation Guided Walk. Explore Roma Street Parkland with a volunteer guide and learn something about the plants while walking and enjoying the late winter weather. Meet at the Celebration Lawn. Roma Street Parkland, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City. FREE.
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Step into Spring Ozcare St Catherine's DRC Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling as we celebrate seniors week. Ladies wear your prettiest frocks and gentleman dress to impress. Ozcare St Catherine's DRC. 153 King St, Clontarf. Bookings required by August 6 on 3480 4404. FREE.
9am – 12pm Recycled Craft Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Recycled craft - make your own. Create musical instruments and board games using found objects, or items that would normally be thrown away. Some materials provided. Bracken Ridge Hall. 77 Bracken St, Bracken Ridge. Contact facilitator Dale Voss for more information and to book on 0422 323 242. Cost $5
10am – 12.30pm Meet and greet local filmmaker Robert Martin Suttons Beach Pavilion Meet and greet local filmmaker Robert Martin, who has spent the past 12 years writing and researching the story of the Titanic. Filming part one of his documentary has taken him to Belfast, Southampton, Victoria and Sydney. Robert has worked closely with relatives and descendants of Titanic survivors and on the day, he will speak about one specific survivor Edith Haisman from the day she was born to the day she died. Robert will be displaying artefacts from Titanicc’s sister ship the RMS Olympic. Suttons Beach Pavilion. 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe. Bookings required on 3284 3320. Cost $20.
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10am – 1pm Smart Technology Q&A with Brisbane Seniors OnLine Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) Do you have questions about computing? Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field questions and do their best to solve your computing problems. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides over 50s in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones. State Library, Meeting Room 2C. Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank. FREE.
10.30am – 12.15pm Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: 1971 - The Music Brisbane City Council Join award-winning vocalist Nadia Sunde for a fun-filled singing workshop followed by a soulful concert cabaret performance of 1971 The Music. Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd, Carina. Bookings required 3843 9200. FREE.
Music Through the Ages for the Ages Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre The Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre presents Music Through the Ages for the Ages. Get ready for a day of fun, music, and community at the Bulimba Senior Citizen's and Community Centre. There will be performances by the Something to Sing About Choir, the Morningstar Choir, music from our ukulele group, displays by the historical society, Paint Box, and more as well as a multi-raffle prize draw. Bulimba Senior Citizens and Community Centre 1 Stuart St (corner Barramul St), Bulimba. Cost $2 members, $5 non-members. continued over>
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Inala & District Pensioners Seniors Week Celebration Inala Pensioners Affiliate Inc We have a lovely morning tea, door prizes, terrific raffle prizes, entertainment by the popular Lynn Butler and displays by the Heart Foundation and Australian Hearing. The Heart Foundation will be promoting walking for heart health and Australian Hearing will be talking about hearing loss and making appointments for anyone who wants or needs a hearing test. Inala Community Hall Wirraway Parade, Inala. Bookings required on 33725203. Cost $3 members, $5 non-members
Laugh for wellbeing in the park Heather Joy Campbell We don't stop laughing because we grow old, we grow older as we stop laughing. Laughing is good medicine and this session uses laughter yoga to harness our laughter muscles without jokes! It's accessible and adaptable. Anyone can do it if willing to have a go. This session will be run by Heather Joy Campbell, Queensland's leading laughter wellbeing facilitator and trainer. It will be 30 minutes of gentle movement, clapping, laughing out loud and deep breaths, in the park at The Gap, home to The Gap Laughter Club. Please consider laughter yoga as a light cardio exercise (it can be done seated or standing). Check with doctor if unsure. Bring bottled water. Wear comfortable casual clothes. No yoga mat! This event is subject to the weather: as an outdoor event, it will not go ahead if raining. Walton Bridge Reserve. 931 Waterworks Rd (opposite Jevons St), The Gap. Bookings required by August 16 on 0412 742 593. FREE.
9:30am – 1pm Grow It, Cook It Compost It Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Enjoy the food prepared together at the end of the session. Follow directional signs to the outdoor kitchen. It is essential that you wear enclosed footwear. All materials provided. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, 152 Mt Coot-tha Rd, Toowong. Bookings required on 3403 8888. FREE.
10am – 1pm Smart Technology Q&A with Brisbane Seniors OnLine Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) Do you have questions about computing? Don’t hold back – help is available. Mentors
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10am – 11.30am Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations – |Seniors Yoga Picabeen Community Centre. 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton. Bookings required on 3354 2555. Cost $5
11am – 1.30pm Victoria Barracks Walking Tour Brisbane City Council - GOLD Program Incorporating museum exhibition and a history presentation. Souvenir booklet, digital photo of your visit and a Devonshire tea is included in the tour. Meet at the guardhouse. Names and registration number for any vehicle parked at Victoria Barracks will be required at the time of booking. Wear suitable walking shoes. Victoria Barracks, Petrie Tce, Brisbane. Bookings required on 0429 954 663. FREE.
11am – 1.30pm Dine & Demonstration Suttons Beach Pavilion Join our Head Chef, Michael Harris for a cooking demonstration of Osso Bucco followed by lunch. Includes a take home kit of ingredients and recipe card so you can recreate the dish at home. Suttons Beach Pavilion. 50 Marine Pde, Redcliffe. Bookings required on 3284 3320. Cost $25
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Calendar Of Events 12.15pm – 2.15pm Easy Origami The Community Place Stimulate your minds and exercise your brain with origami. The Japanese art of origami is relaxing, creative and a fun activity. Learn how to make paper cranes, boxes and more with simple instructions, while having a chat and afternoon tea with community members. All materials provided. The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Bookings required on 3857 1152. FREE.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 8.30am – 3.30pm History Tour of Brisbane by Land and River Co.As.It. Community Services is hosting a memorable social outing to celebrate Senior's Week. Visit the historic Commissariat Store in Brisbane's CBD for morning tea and guided tour followed by a cruise of Brisbane's River on the Kookaburra Queen including buffet lunch. The pickup point for northside seniors is 23 Foster St, Newmarket at 9am sharp. The pickup point for southside seniors is Abruzzo Club, 150 Furston Rd, Carina at 8.30am sharp and St Bernard’s Catholic School, 1823 Logan Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt at 9am sharp. Drop off at 3.30pm in the afternoon. Join us for the fabulous gathering taking in Brisbane's interesting history. Tickets are strictly limited. Bookings by August 15 on 3262 5755. Cost $49
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6.30pm – 9.30pm Panel Discussion: Staying Relevant & Engaged Past 55 Womenspcae Inc Womenspace invites you to a panel discussion to celebrate and share in women’s contribution to Seniors’ Week. The topic is “Staying Relevant and Engaged Past 55". In this age of constant change, new technologies and youth-obsessed consumerism, how do women continue to re-invent themselves as they get older? Increasingly, in our culture, older women become "invisible" and possibly feel irrelevant. Womenspace wants to unpack and interrogate this important question. Our panel of experts is drawn from Womenspace membership, affiliated networks and the local community to recount their experiences in remaining relevant and engaged posteducation and family, navigating employment, retirement, volunteering and beyond. For more information call 0431 112 721. Womenspace, 11 Second Ave, Sandgate. Cost $10.
Gentle Fitness The Community Place Come and meet us for an hour of gentle fitness with Cain our personal trainer. You will do a low impact circuit designed to get all of your muscles moving and have you feeling fabulous. The Community Place, 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Bookings required on 3857 1152. FREE
9.30am – 10.30am Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations - TaiChi Picabeen Community Centre. 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton. Bookings required on 3354 2555. Cost $5.
10am – 1pm Smart Technology Q&A with Brisbane Seniors OnLine Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) Do you have questions about computing? Don’t hold back – help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides over 50s in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones. State Library, Meeting Room 2C, Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank. FREE.
11am – 2pm Senior Week with Acacia Ridge 50s and Better program Inala Community House This year we plan to have a luau/Hawaiian themed lunch with live music, Polynesian performances and a beautifully cooked lunch all for free. Bring your buddies and join in the fun! Inala Community Hall. Wirraway Pde, Inala. Booking required by August 15 on 3372 1711. FREE.
11am – 11.30am Life in Irons Guided Tour Museum of Brisbane Life in convict Brisbane was unrelentingly harsh for the 3000 men and women imprisoned here from its founding in 1824 to the penal colony’s closure in 1839. This exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony. Curator Madeleine Johns will discuss some of the priceless pieces on display including five hand-written registers that detail rations and harvests, illnesses and death, employment and transgressions as well as the original architectural plans and maps, showing the footprint of the penal settlement prior to the reopening of Brisbane Town as a free settlement in 1842. Level 3 Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane. Bookings required on 3403 8888. FREE.
1pm – 3pm Smartphone Skills Stones Corner Library Learn how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touch screen. This includes how to make and receive calls, create and send text messages, add contacts and install apps. Perfect for the first time user. Bring your own smartphone. Stones Corner Library. 280 Logan Rd, Greenslopes. Bookings required on 3403 2170. FREE.
1.30pm – 4pm Step into Spring Ozcare Palm Lodge Spring has sprung so join us for a spring fling
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 9am – 1pm Healthy Ageing Expo Metro North Hospital and Health Service The Healthy Ageing Expo encourages our older population to live a full and active life, physically, mentally and socially. The Expo is about connecting people with service providers, community organisations and Council services. This event provides health screening opportunities and information on health, wellbeing and lifestyle. Free community lunch will be provided in addition to walking groups, taichi, entertainment, garden workshop and the official opening of the Brighton Health Campus Wellbeing Garden. Everyone is welcome. Brighton Health Campus, Auditorium 449 Hornibrook Highway, Brighton. FREE.
9.30am – 10.30am Zumba Gold The Community Place Come and party with our qualified Zumba teacher. This modified class is great for everybody with its easy to follow instructions that focus on balance, range of motion and coordination. The Community Place. 20 Clark St, Wooloowin. Bookings required on 3857 1152. FREE
9.30am – 2.30pm Dementia and Joy of Life Cathay Community Association Poor understanding of dementia in seniors leads to denial of the condition and/or delayed diagnosis for some non-English backgrounds. It may affect personal and community safety if people with dementia have severe depression and wandering behaviours. Prevention is better than treatment. continued over>
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Celebrating Seniors Week 2018 By attending the event, participants learn skills and knowledge which lead to providing proper care to their families such as effective communication skills and understanding and dealing with challenging behaviours. There are many available community resources to support people with dementia and their carers. At the event, participants will receive assistance from those resources and find comfort with meeting people from similar situations. The event will include an exercise session and a short cultural dance/singing performance. It aims to enhance participants' interaction and learn some simple exercise to relieve carer's physical stress. It will also help re-establish communication between carers and dementia sufferers. Cathay Community Association, 71 Annie St, Coopers Plains. Bookings required by August 20 on 3275 3688. FREE.
10am – 1pm Smart Technology Q&A with Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) Do you have questions about computing? Don’t hold back – help is available. Mentors from Brisbane Seniors Online will field your questions and do their best to solve your computing problems. Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) provides over 50s in the Greater Brisbane area with training on computers and other digital devices such as tablets and smartphones. State Library, Meeting Room 2C, Cultural Precinct. Stanley Place, South Bank. FREE
11am – 12.15pm Seniors Week Suburban Concerts: Australian Army Band Brisbane City Council The Australian Army Band performs exciting ensembles from the big band swing-era. Kedron-Wavell Services Club, 21 Kittyhawk Dr, Chermside. Bookings required on 3359 9122. FREE
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1pm – 3pm Picabeen Seniors Week Celebrations - Acrylic paint pour Picabeen Community Centre, 22 Hoben St, Mitchelton. Bookings required on 3354 2555. Cost $5
folk dance performances by Elder members, and highlights the 15 years history of TSCAQ, including a subsidised dinner with traditional Tamil home cooked menu. Queensland Russian Community Centre 19 Lotus St, Woolloongabba. FREE
2pm – 4pm St Andrews Community Orchestral Concert Carina Senior Citizens Club is hosting a Concert by St Andrews Community Orchestra. Carina Senior Citizens Club, 1 Edmond St, Carina. Cost $10, including afternoon tea.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 5pm – 10pm TSCAQ – Queensland Senior Citizens’ week 2018 &15th Anniversary Celebrations Tamil Senior Citizens' Association (QLD) Inc. The Tamil Senior Citizens' Association (Qld) Inc. (TSCAQ), aligning with the Queensland Government’s and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s vision of building age-friendly communities in Queensland, has organised an indoor cultural and entertainment show. The Show is studded with; healthy discussions by youngsters of the community, Tamil classical dances, instrumental performances,
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 8.45am – 11am The Ballet for Seniors class with Li Cunxin Queensland Ballet is thrilled to partner with the Queensland Governement and COTA Queensland Seniors Week to host this ballet celebration. Active older adults are invited to join world famous Artistic Director Li Cunxin in a special Ballet for Seniors class. We welcome participants of levels of experience to join in this once in a lifetime class, even if you’ve never set foot inside a ballet studio. This large-scale ballet class provides just a taste of what ballet can do to help improve the health and wellbeing of active older adults. After class, stay for morning tea and a brief meet and greet with Li. To share the magic even further, we invite the special little dancers in your lives to join us for a Tiny Dancers class in celebration of grandparents.
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2pm – 3.30pm Ecumenical Songs of Praise BCSI Seniors Hear the choir from St John’s Cathedral, The Salvation Army Fellowship band and guest soloist Amanda Hutton. The Salvation Army Hall. 167 Ann St, Brisbane. Cost $1.
2pm – 5pm Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret Gala Brisbane City Council Following on from their successful masterclass and showcase performances with some of Australia’s most popular performers, you are invited to enjoy a spectacular afternoon of entertainment featuring our final 10 handpicked senior acts as they perform alongside celebrity guests including Normie Rowe, Rhonda Burchmore, Simon Gallaher and Jackie Love in the beautiful Brisbane City Hall. Brisbane City Hall 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane. Bookings required qtix.com.au or 136 245. Cost $5 includes a donation to the Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust.
3pm – 5pm Walking Football Over 50s Plus - Walking Football Brisbane Walking football is essentially a modified form of football (soccer) that is aimed at over 50s to re-engage them with the sport they love or would like to play. Walking football has the power to change lives, helping the most disadvantaged people to make positive steps in getting fit, active and socially involved. All are welcome! Northside Indoor Sports Centre 17 Flinders Pde, North Lakes. Cost $10.
* Event listings supplied to COTA and Your Time Magazine were correct at time of printing. For updated event information visit qldseniorsweek.org.au.
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EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY Whether working or retired, every day is a holiday for over active 50s at Living Gems Pacific Paradise, where there’s the security of owning your own home in an idyllic location. The Living Gems difference is evident from the designer entry gates. Head down the main landscaped boulevard and see the well-appointed features of the resort’s two-storey country club. The country club which has a resident-run social committee, is a hub of activity day and night, all within easy walking distance of homes. As this resort is the most intimate of the Living Gems portfolio, with only 112
homes, it imparts friendship and community. There is a distinct difference in the atmosphere. Home owners have created a fun environment. Social committee chairman Jan Smith, said that each month a new calendar of events was shared with home owners. “In May we fired up the commercial ovens in the country club, greased the egg rings, lined our baking trays and out came delicious bacon and egg rolls – a masterpiece that we decided should be repeated every month,” she said. Now in the final stage of development, only a few homes are left. Call 1800 978 388 or email victoria@ livinggems.com.au to book a tour
AS home owners in Beerwah, Pat and Coral were finding the gardening and cleaning was becoming a chore, so they decided to sell. While considering where they wanted to settle, they stayed at Landsborough Pines. It didn’t take long for them to make friends with the residents and they fell in love with the stunning bush setting and waking up to bird songs. After a few months, Pat and Coral decided to make Landsborough Pines their permanent home. The process was easy. After looking through the Allswell Home catalogue, a house plan was chosen. Their architectdesigned home took 12 weeks to build in Gympie and was then transported to the Landsborough Pines community.
Pat and Coral are thrilled their new home and enjoy socialising in the community. They enjoy eating out on the weekend, mixing with the friends they have made, and life at Landsborough Pines. Landsborough Pines is owned and operated by Allswell Communities and is a residential land lease community whereby residents own their own home and lease the land for a weekly fee. With new one-bedroom homes priced at only $99,000, it’s is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys community living in a beautiful bushland setting, a fiveminute walk from the train station, public transport and amenities. Call 5494 1207 or visit landsboroughpines.com.au
GET A TASTE OF SENIORS WEEK AT HALCYON HALCYON over 50s communities are cooking up a delicious Queensland Seniors Week celebration with a tasty Paddock to Plate event. It’s a great opportunity to learn to how grow your own produce and get the most out of it in the kitchen. There will be plenty of food for thought to feast upon with Sunshine Coast-based celebrity chef Matt Golinski hosting a cooking demonstration and organic farmer Gary Hands sharing his wisdom on growing your own vegies and herbs. One of the original team members of TV series Ready Steady Cook, Matt will be busy in Halcyon’s kitchen where he will transform fresh produce from the community’s vegetable garden and the surrounding region. Matt said he wanted to show how easy it was to prepare delicious local dishes. “The fresher your produce and the closer to home that it’s grown, the less you have to do it – it’s already good,” he said. “You don’t have to fancy it up; you treat it as simply as you possibly can to let it shine.”
Gary, from Maleny’s Kookaburra Organics, will talk about planting and maintaining vegetables and herbs at home or in a community garden without it costing the earth. The Paddock to Plate event will be at the Halcyon Glades community in Caboolture north, on Tuesday, August 21. Established in 2004, Halcyon has seven over 50s lifestyle communities on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and in the Moreton Bay Region. All feature contemporary architectdesigned homes, gated security and an extensive array of 5-Star resort facilities. To join any of Halcyon’s Seniors Week events, register your interest at 1800 626 488.
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BOOK review FINDING GOBI By Dion Leonard
JO BOURKE What a delightful and positive true story! I feel it has universal appeal but especially for those of us who are dog lovers. We may shake our heads in amazement at those who choose to train for and compete in ultramarathons, but we totally understand the unconditional trusting bond that developed between Dion and Gobi. Dion gave us a day-by-day account of his grueling run across the Gobi Desert. From the day this little stray dog chose to run alongside him, Dion was hooked and by the time the race was over he knew he would return to China to take her home to Scotland. Little did he know the obstacles he would have to face. This is a story of determination and resilience with a happy ending. I just watched a video of Dion and Gobi on Google. What a cute little dog – I reckon it was smiling smugly for the camera. Definitely worth reading.
TONY HARRINGTON This book is not a literary masterpiece but a great little true story of an ex-pat Australian ultramarathon runner and a small dog who adopted him during a race in the Gobi Desert. Dion had a difficult and painful childhood with the death of his stepfather and a lack of love from his mother. Due to these troubles in his early life he has the ability to switch off pain, doubt and fear which gives us some insight into why he can run 155 miles in extreme desert heat. He sacrifices his place in the race to help another runner and the little dog Gobi. Gobi and other dog loving Chinese folk help Dion change his outlook on life. Finding Gobi helps him find his better self and he changes from being a self-centred loner to an other-centered caring person, and the world to a loving and kind place. This is a must read for all animal lovers, 8/10
ELIZABETH PASCOE A true story, plainly and sincerely told. Deon is an ultramarathon runner in China to complete a gruelling race through the Gobi desert. While waiting at the start, a little brown female bitzer dog ambles up to his yellow sneakers and gives them a lick. The runners are off and trotting beside Dion is this little mutt. So begins an amazing story of endurance, frustration and at times helplessness. People from different cultures and backgrounds are willing to give wholeheartedly to find this dog in a city of millions. In looking for Gobi, the author found himself. This story will warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. I loved every minute reading this amazing bond shared between man and animal.
While competing in a gruelling 250km race across the Gobi Desert in 2016, Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, came across a little stray dog. The lovable pup he called Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart. She went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, keeping pace with him for almost 130km. Seeing the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. He had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. He took Gobi home to the UK with him and a rollercoaster of drama, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever began.
MARY BARBER This little tale will appeal to someone who loves an uplifting dog story. It’s simply written, not a work of art by any means. The author refers to his difficult childhood in Warwick, Queensland and the healing that came from finding Gobi during a race in the Gobi Desert. As a marathon runner, he learnt about heart and resilience from this pint-sized dog. There’s not much I can say about it really without giving away the story. It will appeal to marathon runners and dog lovers. For me, the book didn’t build in enough tension, partly because the start of the story was the ending. I can only give it 3 out to 5 stars.
JOHN KLEINSCHMIDT This is a wonderful book about a big-hearted man and a small dog that picked him to be his master. Dion’s big heart is proven by his competitiveness in multi-stage ultramarathons and confirmed by his admiration and love for a small dog that ran with him for more than 100km on the first two days of a six-day race. This true story provides an insight into the mental and physical toughness of an ultramarathon runner; the lifestyle, culture and kindness of the people in a remote Chinese City; and how an unshakable bond developed between a man and his dog. A good read for all ages.
SUZI HIRST This is such a joyful book about a lost dog and a lost soul who find each other in the middle of the Gobi Desert and change each other’s lives forever. The joy of a dog in your life is immeasurable. Unless you own a dog – mind you they would say that they own you – you have missed out on one of the greatest true loves that there is on offer. This was evident in the amount of interest worldwide and support that the author had in finding Gobi. He was never going to give up until he found her, and that he did, bringing her home as promised. Any easy, enjoyable read.
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Welcome to the digital age of will making The role of technology in our lives has seen the Australian Courts abandoning traditions and recognising certain documents as informal wills in circumstances where the document fails to comply with the formal requirements of the law, writes KATIE WORSNOP.
n essence, for a will to be valid it must be in writing and signed by the person making the will in the presence of two witnesses. The Queensland Supreme Court has the power to dispense with the formal requirements of a will if it is satisfied that it was intended that the document would form the personâ€™s will.
With the rapid rise of technology, paper is no longer the only way by which someone may make a will. Recently, a dying woman in hospital recorded on a phone how she wanted her assets dealt with upon her death. This was held by the Queensland Supreme Court to be her last valid will. While Justice Martin Burns admitted
THE CASE OF THE MISSING COMMA Everyone wants a bargain these days, and one way people sometimes try to save money is by doing their own will, or using a will kit from the internet, writes DON MACPHERSON. We were involved in a case that demonstrates that saving money this way can end up costing thousands in the end. A lady decided that sheâ€™d do her own will, with a kit she purchased herself. She had four children, one of whom looked after her in her old age. She did her own will saying that she left her â€œhouse contents and carâ€? to her supportive child, and then spent the rest of her will saying the rest of her estranged children deserved nothing. One of those other children had a lawyer who was smart enough to realise, and argue in court when challenging the will, that she had only dealt with the house contents â€“ that is, the furniture, and hadnâ€™t actually left her home â€“ her house, to anyone. That amounts to whatâ€™s called a
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the video to probate, he cautioned others from doing the same. â€œMs Demowbray declined the offer of a private lawyer to attend hospital to draft the will on her behalf. She did so because she did not want to incur the costs of that exercise. Although Ms Demowbray has avoided the cost of a private lawyer attending the hospital, perhaps a cost measured in a couple of hundred dollars, her estate will be depleted by the much more significant cost that this application will incur,â€? he said. Other examples of informal wills include a series of notes on an iPhone; wishes recorded on DVD and a document contained in a computer file. Another notable recent example is where it was held that an unsent text message was sufficient to act as a will. The deceased died intestate which had the effect that his property would pass to his wife and son. The unsent text message which was signed off with a smiley face emoji, purported to leave all of his property to his brother and specifically excluded his wife because the deceased believed that his wife had returned to her ex-husband. There was evidence that the message
was written shortly before the deceased took his own life. The Court found that the unsent text message was an informal will and admitted it to probate. Despite these documents being considered informal wills, it is important to remember that each case will turn on its own facts and the evidence. Where a will does not satisfy the formal requirements at law, there must be an application to the court to have the validity determined. This has the consequence of significant costs associated with the application and delays the administration of the estate. When considering making a will, it is essential to ensure that it is in the correct form so that your loved ones are not burdened with fixing your will. If a family member dies and there is no formal will, it is important to undertake careful searches on computers, mobile phones and other similar devices to check whether there are documents of a testamentary nature that may constitute an informal will. Katie Worsnop is head of estate litigation and senior associate at de Groots wills and estate lawyers. Call 3218 4727 or email email@example.com
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Bacon is hard to resist but it is not helping your brain Once it permeates the brain, which is made up of fat, pork oil hurts the fatty brain tissue. If alcohol is consumed within a 36-hour period of eating pig meat, this process is greatly amplified. This combination taken regularly will accelerate the breakdown of health, and set the consumer on a rapid path towards dementia. This is only one of the significant dietary and health issues that may hasten dementia. Phil Johnston is a natural health care professional at BioChi Clinic, which uses both eastern and western natural therapies. Visit biochiclinic.com
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Clearing the brain fog
Podiatrists are more than feet
Brain fog is defined as a state in which a person is unable to concentrate, irritable, tired, and with a general sensation that something’s not quite right, writes TRUDY KITHER.
When people think about podiatry, the first service that often comes to mind is toenail cutting and the removal of hard skin from the heels, writes podiatrist CRAIG HODSON-CORNFORD, but there is much more a podiatrist can do for feet and lower limbs.
eople who go through this describe the feeling as outside of their normal. If you don’t know about hormone imbalance issues, it can be difficult to make the connection between the brain fog and hormones as the cause of the problem. Most people who have experienced trouble with their hormones understand something is going on but they’re not sure of the root cause. It could be caused by your hormones being imbalanced because when the levels are too high or too low, it can cause brain fog. The condition can also cause agitation. Common symptoms of brain fog associated with a hormone imbalance include feeling too tired to engage in normal activities, unexplained anger or other emotions, difficulty thinking things through, inability to recall certain events, headaches and insomnia. If the underlying cause of brain fog isn’t treated, it can lead to anxiety and even depression. While a mild hormonal imbalance won’t show any symptoms at first, as the imbalance continues, it will – because your hormones regulate everything from your physical health to your emotional health. Several hormones work together to keep your mind clear and prevent brain fog. If even one of them isn’t within normal levels, it creates an impact on your ability to mentally function. Cortisol is one of these hormones that can wreak havoc on cognitive abilities, but serotonin is also a factor, as is dopamine. When these hormones aren’t working well, you become sluggish and sad and stay in a state of emotional upheaval. These hormones need unity among their levels. Some people believe that when one hormone fails to maintain a
healthy level that the other hormones will kick in and pick up the slack, but this isn’t true. When one hormone gets out of balance, it creates a domino effect and the other hormones will follow suit. If you’re someone who lives with a lot of stress, this can cause a cortisol imbalance. That affects dopamine and serotonin as well as other hormones. If you’re experiencing brain fog and you know you’ve been dealing with stress lately, then you’re going to want to get your cortisol level tested. In addition to cortisol causing brain fog, other hormones that can cause this condition include those produced by your thyroid as well as your adrenals. Once testing is done and if it shows that there’s a hormonal imbalance, treatment is available to restore your body to its healthy levels. For further information on how to have cortisol and hormones tested for brain fog and other hormone-related issues call 0408 900 596. Trudy Kither is a naturopath and owner of Nature’s Temple in Palmwoods. Visit naturestemple.net
or a profession that treats only the lower limb, podiatry covers a surprisingly large number of different problems and concerns. For example, some of the problems that might prompt a visit to the podiatrist include: Heel pain due to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and Sever’s disease; pain and difficulty finding comfortable footwear due to bunions and claw toes; foot pain due to conditions such as bursitis and neuromas; sports related conditions such as shin splints and chronic knee and ankle pain. Podiatrists are trained to conduct special tests and assessments, such as biomechanical assessments, to identify the most likely cause of your foot or leg problem. They can provide a professional diagnosis and develop a personalised treatment plan and also prescribe and fit a range of custom orthotics to improve foot function and provide
ongoing podiatry management, support and advice. The Australian Podiatry Association recommends booking an appointment with a podiatrist if you notice or experience: • Recurring or ongoing foot or leg pain • Uneven shoe wear or need footwear advice • Changes in the way you walk, such as limping, tripping • A chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis that affects your feet • Difficulties reaching and caring for your feet. There are many other reasons to see a podiatrist so this list is only a guide. As a rule of thumb, if you have any foot or leg related questions or concerns, an appointment with a podiatrist is a first step. A referral isn’t necessary unless you intend to claim from a third party such as WorkCover. Call The Health Hub 1300 709 076.
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THE BOWERBIRD AND THE BRIDE
AN exquisite array of wedding dresses and bridal accoutrements collected by the designer of the 1920s wardrobe in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is on display at Old Government House until 19 August. Costume designer Marion Boyce has been an avid collector of fashion, accessories, and other historical curios since childhood and this new exhibition, The Bowerbird and the Bride, shows the cream, white, blue and even purple, of her wedding treasures. A carefully curated selection of more than 45 ensembles, it features bridal gowns, bridesmaids and flower girl’s outfits, along with headpieces, bouquets, and accessories, both restored and specially designed by Ms Boyce. She gathers her gowns from vintage
SNAPPY PROGRAM FROM POPS markets shops and sheds, op shops, vintage websites or they are donated, their owners knowing they will be cherished and preserved. A recent gift of period and vintage wedding dresses inspired Marion to dig into the vast store of what she calls her “treasures” to create this exhibition. “Many people don’t treasure or reuse clothing or accessories from one generation to the next as was once the fashion. The whole idea of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue seems to have changed,” she said. “I like that the exhibition shows that beautiful fashion doesn’t have be from a famous designer or belong to a film star. The dresses really are a celebration of that family member, aunty, neighbour or person in the community who made these family treasures.” More than a history lesson on a century of Australian wedding fashion, The Bowerbird and The Bride is an intriguing insight into how Marion weaves together fact and fiction, conjuring fascinating characters and stories from every piece of clothing. From period and vintage wedding dresses to other accessories, the exhibition brings to life each ensemble through a series of vignettes. Old Government House, QUT Campus. Tickets $23.50 concessions.
WINNERS OFF TO SEE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of our Simon and Garfunkel Story contest and thank you to all entrants for sharing your wonderful memories. The winners are Daphne Birss and Blair Shepherd. Daphne writes: “I loved their music, and in 1971, I was living and working in London on a working holiday. My girlfriend and I took a two-week Contiki camping trip in a 15 seater Combi Van around Europe. One of the requests from the company was that each person had to supply a cassette tape of music of choice. I chose a tape of Simon and Garfunkel. “I have fond memories of bouncing along through France, Spain and Italy
with all of my fellow passengers and driver singing along to the songs. We sang Cecilia bouncing along through Andorra. We sang Bridge over Troubled Water dodging Vespas in Rome, just to name a few of my precious memories of their songs and our trip.” For Blair, it was: “I saw the movie The Graduate in early 1968 at the same time as I received my call-up papers for National Service. The sound track of the movie featuring Simon and Garfunkel blew me away then and has stuck with me.” The Simon and Garfunkel Story is at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on August 26, 3.30pm, 7.30pm. Bookings qpac.com.au
MANY evergreens enjoyed massive international success on Broadway and spawned magical hit movie versions and now Queensland Pops Orchestra maestro Patrick Pickett is drawing on the best for a concert featuring young artists from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Lucy Durack will headline. It’s at QPAC on August 11. Then, on October 20, “Friends for Life”, Gregory Moore, Nathan Kneen and Adam Lopez, star in Amigos Para Siempre. All three have earned their stripes with the Pops over several decades. They
return with soaring voices and stage banter to show off their talents. The Pops have been bringing in the new year at QPAC for the last 33 years and it’s now the best A-List New Year’s Eve event at the best venue with the best entertainment. Patrick Pickett conducts the Queensland Pops Orchestra in a concert filled with popular classics, ballet dancers from Queensland Ballet and stunning soloists to ensure a glamourous, fun-filled night of music. There are two performances, 5.30pm and 9pm. Tickets on sale now QPAC 136 246.
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WHAT’S ON REDLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE AND P I G E O N H O L E T H E AT R E PRESENT
BELL Shakespeare presents Julius Caesar for one performance only at Redland Performing Arts Centre as part of its 2018 national touring production. After four years of directing Bell Shakespeare’s productions for school audiences, director James Evans is thrilled to lead the 2018 national tour, one of the most extensive undertaken by any Australian theatre company. “Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller. It’s a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery,” he says. “Shakespeare explores what happens when fear infects a society, and I think everyone can relate to that. It’s also just a cracking great story, full of action and
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BELL SHAKESPEARE BACK WITH JULIUS CAESAR some of the most incredible language Shakespeare ever wrote.” Bell Shakespeare Executive Director Gill Perkins said the company was passionate about sharing Shakespeare with as many people as possible around Australia. The Julius Caesar cast includes Kenneth Ransom, Jemwel Danao, Ivan Donato, Maryanne Fonceca, Ghenoa Gela, Neveen Hanna, Emily Havea, Nick Simpson-Deeks, Russell Smith and Sara Zwangobani. Redland Performing Arts Centre, September 4, 7.30pm. Tickets $20–$50. Bookings RPAC Box Office 3829 8131 or visit rpac.com.au
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The year is 1669: a bawdy and uproarious time, where actresses take to the stage for the ﬁrst time in England. Follow the lives of ﬁve of the most famous, including Nell Gwynn and Mary Betterton, in this moving and often comic account of their precarious lives. Curiosities, sex objects, or professional artists?
WITH Guy Noble as guide, Queensland Symphony Orchestra presents a relaxed morning concert of some of cinema’s most loved soundtracks. Join the adventures of Lawrence of Adventure, don your armour for battle in Gladiator, and be swept away by the melodies of The Man from Snowy River. With highlights from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Wallace and Gromit and more, this concert is guaranteed fun for the whole family QPAC Concert Hall, September 30, 11.30am, bookings qso.com.au
THE Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history, and captivated three generations of fans. We’ve Only Just Begun is a moving, music-filled performance, to celebrate and highlight the importance and impact of the band, their music and their stories. Australian music theatre star, Angela Lumicisi’s spellbinding performance follows Karen Carpenter’s transformation from a little girl behind a drum kit to one of the brightest stars of the ’70s. Angela Lumicisi channels Karen Carpenter’s voice to recreate the
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distinctive style that made the Carpenters among the best-selling artists of all time. Featuring favourite hits such as Top of the World and Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun relives the music. As the 11am performance of this Musical Melodies Concert is virtually sold out, an extra show at 2pm is now on sale. The concert runs for 70 minutes with no interval. RPAC, September 12, 11am, 2pm Tickets $20–$29 include morning tea before the show. Bookings RPAC Box Office 3829 8131 or visit rpac.com.au
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A TIME WHEN GIRLS BECAME BOYS
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IN 1660, the English throne was restored to Charles II and he returned from France in triumph. He brought with him an addiction to the theatre, as it had been done by the French. Boys will be boys, the saying goes, but boys would be girls too in England’s theatre companies until Charles’s artistic sensibility put an end to the stage being no place for a woman. He decreed that women would – for the first time – be allowed to perform on the English stage. They turned up in their droves – including the King – to see the spectacle of women performing. Playhouse Creatures is set in the earlier part of the Restoration period and is the story of five of the most famous actresses of this time, including Nell Gwynn and Mary Betterton.
Playhouse Creatures follows their triumphs, their trials, and their struggle to be taken seriously as actors. The play is entertaining and linguistically rich. It is recommended for ages 16+ as there is strong language, partial nudity and adult themes. This is a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of the Restoration actresses. QUT Gardens Theatre, August 28, 7.30pm, and August 29, 11am and 7.30pm. Tickets $44 concessions, $37 pensioners. Gardens Theatre box office 3138 4455 or visit email@example.com Redland Performing Arts Centre, August 31, 7.30pm. Tickets $20–$47. Bookings RPAC Box Office 3829 8131 or visit rpac.com.au
DON GIOVANNI OPENS THE GATES OF HELL Opera Queensland is bringing a new production of Mozart’s masterpiece Don Giovanni to Brisbane in October. Conducted by Johannes Fritzsch with rising international star Duncan Rock making his Australian principal debut in the title role, and will be supported by baritone Shaun Brown and soprano Eva Kong supported by the Opera Queensland Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Don Giovanni is set in working class Victorian London where Jack the Ripper stalks and the aristocracy lurk to get a taste of the seedy side of life, a world where women’s bodies and lives are dispensable. Multi-award-winning designer Anna Cordingley injects a sense of life into this melancholic world with a contemporary Victorian costume design. Opera Queensland Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan said the genius of
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Mozart was long overdue in Opera Queensland’s repertoire. “Don Giovanni is undoubtedly one of the great operas, with its exhilarating score, telling a powerful story of the anti-hero’s final days of pleasure as he roars towards his ultimate destruction,” he said. QPAC Playhouse, October. 19-November 3. Tickets $59-$159 at operaq.com.au
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WHAT’S ON Redland Performing Arts Centre presents
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St Lukes Theatre Society presents a classic Neil Simon comedy (By arrangement with OriginTm Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.)
TABLE M ANNERS A Comedy written by Alan Ayckbourn Directed by Trevor Bond
STARRING ANGELA LUMICISI
Celebrating the music of the Carpenters Featuring all the greatest hits including Top of the World, Close to You and Yesterday Once More, this is a remarkable and intimate musical performance.
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MYSTERY AT THE MOVIES MORE than a century after Sherlock Holmes first uttered “the game is afoot” to his trusted companion, detective films continue to surprise cinemagoers. Until September 2, the Australian Cinémathèque at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) presents The Great Detective a film program celebrating detectives on screen. It brings together a curated selection of films that includes various works of Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock. A special screening of the BBC’s Sherlock from 2010, A Study in Pink, is on August 18, at 11am is free. Tickets $10, concessions $8 or five-film pass concessions $32, at the GOMA Cinémathèque Box Office from one hour prior to screenings
FAMILY HISTORY OPEN DAY THE Queensland Family History Society is having an open day Your Family Genes during August which is national family history month. Everyone is welcome to attend, view the resources, chat to members and celebrate family. August 25, 10am-3pm, 58 Bellevue Ave, Gaythorne. Visit qfhs.org.au
NIGHT WITH A VIRTUOSO JAW-dropping virtuosity is guaranteed when Ray Chen returns for Musica Viva at the Queensland Conservatorium on
August 11. It is part of his national tour with Julien Quentin in two programs of violin masterworks and a world premiere by Australian composer, Matthew Hindson AM. Chen is one of the foremost violinists of our generation. Born in Taiwan and raised in Brisbane, he moved to the USA at 15 to pursue intensive violin studies. Queensland Conservatorium South Bank. August 11, 7pm. Tickets $67-$95 visit musicaviva.com.au
WRITERS FESTIVAL THE Brisbane Writers Festival, now in its 56th year, has more than 200 internationally renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers appearing at the State Library of Queensland with the theme “What does the world need now?” It opens with barrister, activist and author Geoffrey Robertson QC talking about his new book at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 6. Visit bwf.org.au
TAKE A WALK THE Sandgate Historical Museum presents guided walks on August 12 and 25, at 9.30am. Explore the Dowse Lagoon Heritage and Nature Walk or wander through history in a guided walk to meet the pioneers in the Bald Hills Cemetery. Laurie’s Beach Walk with an expert guide is free on August 17, 8am. Bookings essential 0410 327 095.
Madwoman of Chaillot By Jean Giraudoux
25th Aug - 9th Sep Translated and adapted by Maria Plumb & Rod Thompson from “La Folle de Chaillot”. Directed by Rod Thompson
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The world’s most beautiful city! The tree-lined avenues, the parks, the streetscapes, the beautiful buildings, artists, theatres, churches, The Tuileries, The Louvre, Notre Dame, … But – oil is to be found in the Paris substrata. No-one can stand against progress, so plots are being hatched to demolish the city to access the mineral riches!! The only obstacle to these horrendous plans is a small group of unimportant people, led by some Madwomen, and comprised of eccentrics, street vendors, and one rag-and-bone man. Can this ill-assorted band stand in the face of big money and power? Of course they can - this is NOT the real world, this is a FANTASY!
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The WORLD in Your Hands
Travel in Your Time
Belfast shows a titanic turnaround Two decades after the historic Good Friday Agreement signaled the end of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Belfast is now well and truly open to tourism and its past conflict is proving to be a dark drawcard, writes DOT WHITTINGTON.
The Titanic museum is shaped like the bow of the great ship and is the same height.
ntil this year, I hadn’t set foot in Ireland since 1978, when I was backpacking and getting around by thumb – that now-unknown phenomenon of hitch-hiking. And this time, travel wasn’t restricted to the beautiful south of the Emerald Isle. In those days the troubles of an active IRA, Loyalists and the Royal Ulster Constabulary meant taking your life in your hands if you wanted to see Belfast. Between 1969 and 1998 there were at least 10,000 bomb attacks; neighbour shot neighbour and, as one 25-year-old told me, “Mum panicked when Dad took me out in the pram to the shops”. A trip to Belfast then, was akin to holidaying in Syria today. Northern Ireland now attracts more than 2.5 million visitors a year, more than half of them heading to Belfast. Disconcertingly, among its main attractions is its “conflict tourism” - walls of murals dedicated to The Troubles. The barriers that once separated the Republican and Loyalist neighborhoods are now peace walls, the most famous
dividing the notorious Falls and Shankill roads in West Belfast. With murals dedicated to world peace and an open invitation to leave your own message, it has become a fundamental part of Belfast tourism. West of Belfast, the infamous Maze Prison and H-Block where Bobby Sands went on his hunger strike in 1981 has disappeared but fascinating tours of Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol, which closed in 1996, give great insight to Northern Ireland history and its conflicts. This, however, wasn’t what drew me to Belfast. I was determined to see the birthplace of the Titanic. With only a week up my sleeve, I set off from Dublin for the 165km journey north. Hire cars are inexpensive but the trip can take a lot longer than a couple of hours as there is much to see enroute, especially if avoiding the main motorway. The only indication that we had crossed the border from the Republic into Ulster was that the Gaelic version of the place names disappeared from the road signs and all of a sudden, I was driving
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much too slowly. It took a while to click that speed limits were now in miles per hour and I didn’t have to do 40km/h. And the currency had changed, although many cafes in the border country accepted euros. An English friend had tipped me off to Bay Cottage, which proved to be a delightful bed and breakfast on the shores of Loch Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in the British Isles, close to Antrim and only 20km west of Belfast. Just past the Belfast Airport, it was easy to find and well-served by local buses, including the Park and Ride which took the pain out of driving into the city and finding a car park. Elizabeth, the host, had a fire flaming in the grate as we stepped in from the cold, and also offered dinner for a modest additional fee. Like the breakfasts, it was simply marvellous; hearty and delicious and just what is needed for the hardwalking tourist. She was also able to answer all our questions and enlighten us on historical events and places to see. Although I’m not usually excited by City Sightseeing Red Bus hop-on hop-off tours, the Belfast version is exceptional, with a lively commentary and plenty of craic from the guides. We learnt that after The Troubles, Northern Ireland was looking for a sport to unite the city and settled on ice hockey. As many of the locals had no clue about it, star players were brought in from Canada and the US. So, what should they call this team? One of the imports innocently suggested the Belfast Bombers. They became the Belfast Giants. We also learnt that when the Titanic went down, the good people of Belfast felt a huge sense of shame as the “unsinkable” ship they had built had become world famous for all the wrong reasons. “Eventually,” the guide explained, “they got over the shame and now they say,
One of the many murals with a message. ‘well, she was alright when she left here’.” It would be impossible to see The Titanic Experience in less than four hours. regardless of the weather. Like many attractions in Ireland, there is a healthy discount for the over 60s. There are nine interactive galleries to tell the story, from Boomtown Belfast, shipyard and launch to the sinking, aftermath and the myths and the truths. At about $18 entry, it is excellent value. For Game of Thrones fans, the set is near the Titanic museum, which incidentally, is built in the shape of the ship’s bow, the wings of the building being the same height as the original. Dominating the skyline are the two huge shipyard Harland and Wolff cranes, locally known as Samson and Goliath. They’re a handy landmark. A walk down Newtownards Rd in East Belfast not only has mural after mural telling stories of The Troubles – this was very much a working class area – but also the proud people behind the Titanic, the yardmen who built the ships, 1700 of them, that “would wear out the ocean”. There’s also a reminder of another famous Belfast resident “Ronaldo good, Maradona better, George Best”. And all this came in just a few days without studying a tourist guide. There is so much to discover just wandering the streets of Belfast, that aimless walking is all it takes to make it a worthy destination.
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FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF EXPLORERS IN STYLE FOLLOW the footsteps of explorers in an adventurous Outback escapade hosted by Golden Compass Tours. The 23-year veteran in small group cultural and educational tours for mature travellers, has broadened its offerings for October with a tour closer to home. The 13-night Outback South Australia in Style tour is packed with inclusions and travels in a luxury the explorers whose steps are being followed, could never have imagined. All accommodation is ensuite, most meals are included, and transportation is a purpose-built comfortable 4WD tour
coach. The tour from October 7 to 20, starts and finishes in Adelaide. Follow in the footsteps of explorers and pioneers along the three famous Outback tracks of Oodnadatta, Birdsville and Strzelecki. Be transported back in time as you hear tales of the people who opened up this great vast country with stories of hardship, strength, family values and the Australian pioneering spirit. This tour ventures to William Creek, the smallest settlement in South Australia with a population of three and a dog. It is part of the largest cattle station
in the world – Anna Creek, the land area of England. The tour continues to the magnificent Lake Eyre, Australia’s largest inland lake. Also included is the spectacular champagne sunset on top of “Big Red”, a 40m sand dune at the edge of the Simpson Desert. The tour continues to Birdsville, where guests stay at the historic and world-famous Birdsville Hotel. Then it’s back into South Australia to hear the tragic story of explorers Burke and Wills and see the “Dig Tree” in
Innamincka. Discover the ancient beauty of Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary and take part in the highly rated Ridgetop tour. Also sleep in the Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, and explore the Flinders Ranges, including two nights at the geographical wonder of Wilpena Pound. Book this month and receive $500 off the standard price. This tour is guaranteed with a maximum of just 15 places so it’s a good idea to book soon. Call Golden Compass 1800 132 385.
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AFTER 20 years presenting concerts and operas and now eight years of conducting Music Lovers Tours, OPERATIF!’s Stewart Cameron and Jennifer Parish are being overwhelmed by response. All 2018 tours are filled but the pair, who develop and host each one, have planned their first 2019 tour to Sydney for the April “Opera on the Harbour”. The popular 4-night package includes group activities. “There has been such strong initial booking that we decided to offer two identical tours,” Jennifer said. “Clients will still need to book early but we wanted to
ensure we had places for those who act quickly.” The May tour to Italy filled as soon as it was announced but there are still places for Tonga in August 2019. “We take over the whole resort and present concerts by Australian artists, as well as local performers,” Stewart said. “The combination of music, local history and culture tours, convivial meals and activities makes it very appealing.” With tours filling quickly, it’s a good idea to register for their free email news. Call 1300 308 385 or visit operatif.com.au
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Book delivers mountains of interest A new book about the Glasshouse Mountains explains everything you need to know about this dominant landscape feature and presents a thousand good reasons why it’s worth a visit, writes DOT WHITTINGTON.
s kids, we all knew the Glasshouse Mountains had been named by Captain Cook as he sailed up the coastline in 1770. We also learnt he had named them for the glasshouses of native Yorkshire. The one thing I couldn’t get though, was how these rugged volcanic peaks could possibly remind anyone of a glasshouse, my vision being of a greenhouse. I must confess that it is only in recent
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Captain Cook’s Yorkshire glass houses. Heritage landmark.” He is an active member of Celebrate Glasshouse Country Inc which provided support and assistance for the production of the book, which was funded by a federal government grant. With lots of pictures and quotes, it’s the sort of book that tourists will pick up to learn more about the area they are visiting and is also an interesting read for residents – there’s even a chapter dedicated to planning a day out in the mountains and becoming a tourist at home. Available from the Glasshouse, Mary Cairncross and Maleny visitor information centres, some newsagents, The Book Shop of Caloundra and Rosetta Books in Maleny or email roger@celebrateGC.com.au
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