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Southern Riverina Featuring Deniliquin, Mathoura, Conargo, Finley, Jerilderie, Tocumwal, Barooga & the region

Autumn 2014 Peppin Heritage Centre Exhibitions and Town Events March 15th Rich River Hot Rod Rally - Waring Gardens March 23rd Deniliquin Cycling Club Criterium Bike Race March 29th to April 26th Bald Archy Prize - Irreverent, humorous and not to be missed. April 18th -21st Rotary Art Show - Deni High School Hall April 19th & 20th Deni Blues & Roots Festival - Ute Muster Site May 1st to 30th Water Management Exhibition July 1st to 30th ‘In Focus’ Photographic Exhibition from the Edward River Art Society Photography Group. Baldy Archy Prize winner 2014 Judy Nadin’s Wrecking Ball - Ashes to Ashes’

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Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival The Deni Blues & Roots is not your typical music event. Now in its second year, the two-day music mecca features 26 performing individuals and bands, including a host of international acts, on the Easter weekend, Saturday and Sunday April 19 and 20. But it’s the unique, almost indescribable atmosphere that surrounds the festival which has quickly earned it a bucket list reputation. It’s a relaxed, laid back feeling where patrons unfold the camp chair or spread out the rug on the sprawling festival site just north of Deniliquin, on the Conargo Rd. It’s where the likes of Santana, Status Quo, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, Chris Isaak and Steve

Miller Band wowed thousands who attended the inaugural 2013 festival, and where the 2014 international acts include John Mayer, Boz Scaggs, The Doobie Brothers, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Russell Morris and Gary Clark Jr, to name just a few. There are few music festivals of this stature where you see children, parents and grandparents spreadeagled on the expansive lawn in front of the stages, although sometimes grandad leaves his clan to stand in the mosh pit and get up close and personal with his idols. At Easter 2014 many will take advantage of the on-site camping facilities, on a 50-hectare site which caters for all needs - nonpowered sites for tents, campers and vans; powered sites for the

smallest portable abode to the compound, where the music starts biggest fifth-wheeler; and VIP just after 11am each day. camping, where your tent and Alternatively, patrons have a stretchers are provided. range of accommodation options And as part of recent site in Deniliquin, including a homeupgrades, more shower and toilet stay program courtesy of the facilities have been built. friendly locals. Camp sites are just a couple Tickets are available at www. of minutes stroll to the festival

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Peppin Heritage Centre The Peppin Heritage Centre, which incorporates the Visitor Information Centre, is an ideal starting point when you arrive in Deniliquin. The regional museum is home to some fantastic exhibitions throughout autumn. From the end of March, patrons are able to peruse about 40 works


from the famed Bald Archy Prize. The satirical version of the Archibald Prize is always well worth a look. On April 5, author Stephen Burns will be at the PHC for a book signing of 'Once, a Splendid Coin: An Arcadian Story Behind the 1938 Shilling.' The book details the story

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behind the top Australian Peppin Merino, Uardry 0.1, who was the ram on the shilling coin. The Water Management Exhibition will be on display throughout May, and will be held in conjunction with the Flood Management Conference hosted by Deniliquin Council. It will detail the wet and dry cycle of the Murray and Edward/ Wakool river system. In July, the Peppin Heritage Centre will exhibit photography works presented by the Edward River Art Society. Called ‘In Focus’, it is an exhibition displaying photography from around the region.

On Friday, August 15, the lush grounds at the visitor centre will be filled with 200 sheep for the Elders Riverina Sheep Expo. Returning to the Peppin Heritage Centre after a successful event last year, the expo will feature the crowning of the Riverina and Supreme Ram of the Year awards, as well as a wool fashion parade for women. The Peppin Heritage Centre, situated on the corner of George and Napier streets, is open daily from 9am to 4pm. Entry to the museum is by gold coin donation, and there is a range of tourism material and Deniliquin produce and souvenirs available.

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Rotary Easter Art Show Now in its 22nd year, the Rotary Easter Art Show will be held from Friday, April 18 to Monday, April 21 at the Deniliquin High School multi-purpose centre. The annual gala event, which showcases works of local artists, boasts a total prize pool of $12,000 for 2014. The art show has become a Deniliquin Easter tradition and attracts many visitors. All proceeds from entry charges and percentages on sales go directly to community service projects. The show will be judged by Kialla artist Ross Paterson (pictured). Art categories for 2014, and the associated prize money with each, are: • Blues & Roots, $600; • Landscape, $600; • Still Life, $600

• Abstract, $600; • Miniature (10cm x 10cm), $600; • Portraits & People, $600; • Animals, $600; • Metal Sculpture, $600; • 3D Works including ceramics, wood and pottery, first prize $300 and second prize $100; • Photography, first prize $300 and second prize $100.

The Rotary Club of Deniliquin together with the Edward River Art Society Inc. present the

To enter the art show, simply drop into the Peppin Heritage Centre in George St, My Shop in Napier St or Deniliquin Showcase Jewellers in Cressy St to pick up an entry form.

22nd Rotary Easter Art Exhibition

Works can be submitted up until March 28.

Deniliquin High School MPC April 18 to April 21, 2014

The small entry fee varies, depending on the size of the painting.

Total Prize Pool $12,000

McLean Beach

It’s not summer, but autumn skiing spot, the beach is also the is still a good time of the year to starting point of the delightful take advantage of Deniliquin’s Beach to Beach walk. Edward River. McLean Beach has a double The river passes right through boat ramp, which allows enough the centre of Deniliquin, and is room for two cars to launch their boats at the same time, as well as truly picturesque. a sealed carpark to accommodate There are many vantage points boat trailers. to the Edward River, just one of There is also a new toilet which is McLean Beach, in west amenities block and a picnic Deniliquin. area, which includes a free A popular swimming and barbecue facility.

Entries close March 28.

Entry forms available from Deniliquin Jewellers, My Shop or email Exhibition Hours:

Wonderful new sections including Blues & Roots, 3D Works and Miniatures Plus Acquisitive Prizes Deniliquin Council - $1,750 Deniliquin RSL Club - $1,750 Artistic Merit Award - $1,750 All Entries For Sale

Friday, 18/4 Saturday, 19/4 Sunday, 20/4 Monday, 21/4

7:00 pm to 8.30 pm (Gala Opening $15) 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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Anzac Day Races There will be seven categories in the popular Fashions on the Fields judging, from tiny tots right through to best dressed couple. Children's entertainment will be provided with face painting and a range of activities to keep the young at heart entertained. Visitors to the racecourse can pack their own delicious picnic lunch or choose from a selection of hot and cold food which will be available on the day. As the event continues into the afternoon, a fully licensed bar will help you to remain in high spirits. For those intending to visit the bar at the racecourse, or for those who want to leave the car at home, a bus services for patrons will be available on the day for a gold coin donation. The bus will gather patrons from various locations around Deniliquin including motels, caravan parks, and pubs and clubs.


Enjoy our friendly, family atmosphere • Set menus available • Catering for small or large groups • Corporate functions - large screen with computer compatability • Families catered for in our large family area • Pizza nights - set menu. Pizza deliveries Thurs, Fri, Sat 5pm - 8pm 82-84 Napier St, Deniliquin. Ph 03 5881 1498.


The popular Anzac Day races will return to the Deniliquin Racecourse this year. Held on the Friday after Easter, the five-race card is set to attract a large crowd of returned service personnel, socialites and keen punters. The main race is the Deniliquin RSL Club Diggers Cup. With the first race due to kick off early in the afternoon, the hoard of hopeful racegoers will converge on the Deniliquin Racecourse following the Anzac Day commemorations in the town centre. Bookies will be set up on course and for the more universal punter a TAB outlet will provide local and Australia-wide opportunities. The race day will be free admission for returned service men and women. While the final touches are still being put on the event, many of the long-standing attractions will return.







Deniliquin Bowling Club 241 Wick Street, Deniliquin. Ph 5881 1348.

Meals: Lunches Wednesday - Sunday 11.30am - 2pm Evenings Tuesday - Sunday 6pm Take aways available from 5.30pm Function Rooms available for parties Raffles Friday and Sundays from 6.30pm

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Convenience in the Heart of Deniliquin McCafe and Healthy Food has been one of the changing trends in McDonald’s restaurants in Australia. In recent years, McDonald’s consisted of a basic hamburger menu, but with an increasing emphasis on obesity issues, the menu items have changed. All of our fried products including fries are now cooked in 99% transfat free Canola blend oil. The children have not been left out with the introduction of healthy choice McHappy meals including apples and healthy drinks. Our range of wraps are still proving to be very popular with our customers. McDonald’s are moving with the times and offer an expanded healthy menu to cater for our valued patrons. Another great addition to our restaurant in the past few years has been our McCafe which offers a world full of coffees (which are all Rainforest Alliance Certified) and cakes. Our range includes cappuccinos, lattes, frappes, cakes and biscuits including a gluten-free choice. Our new products include caramel slice, cinnamon tart and a new selection of macaroons with improved products such as banana and walnut slice, custard tart, jam ball donuts and iced donuts. Call in to try something new and exciting from our menu today. McDonald’s are now involved in an online tutoring program for school students to help them through their VCE/HSC courses.

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Deniliquin Golf Club Deniliquin Golf Club is a warm, friendly setting which offers service and hospitality to all who decide to drop in for a visit. The clubhouse is popular among locals and visitors after a round of golf. On the course, good shots are rewarded and the greens fast but true and always in great condition. Poor shots find the huge trees that line most of the couch fairways. Water holes, Aljoes Creek, the levee bank, the new dam and a few bunkers will keep you on your game. By modern standards the course is not long — it’s close to a 5900m Par 72 for men and a little over 5100m Par 72 for ladies.

However, off the back tees the course is a challenge for all levels of golfers. For visitors who want to play a round on Deniliquin’s beautiful 18-hole golf course, the cost is very reasonable. If you’re not a golfer, just call in and enjoy the facilities. There’s also accommodation on site and nearby. The club offers a range of entertainment, plus ATM facilities and friendly bar service. The clubhouse boasts an auditorium, restaurant and kitchen for private function hire, using your own caterer. For enquires and bookings phone 5881 1325.

The Deniliquin Racing Club Anzac Day Race Meeting Friday, April 25, 2014

Deniliquin RSL Club There’s something for everyone at the Deniliquin RSL Club. Enjoy the Easter holidays and autumn weather with live music in the beer garden every Saturday afternoon, featuring a tapas menu and happy hour from 5pm. There are always great events stopping by the RSL Club, and one that is sure to be a sell-out is Akmal Live! Renowned comedian Akmal Saleh will be bringing his standup show to the Dunlop Room on May 2. If you’re after a meal, grab a feed at the renovated Brasserie which offers a delicious menu and a more modern space. The restaurant includes booths, standard four-person setting tables and high tables, and decorative screens and other eye-catching decorations. A total of 155 people can be seated in the spacious Brasserie.


Stop by for lunch and check out the awesome daily specials from $15 which includes a free glass of house wine, beer, soft drink or standard coffee. Or if you’re after a quick meal, there’s always the Coffee Shop for an assortment of hot beverages, sandwiches, lighter options from the bistro, and an assortment of sweets. Younger patrons haven’t been forgotten, with the fun-filled Little Diggers Club located at the rear of the Sports Lounge. Features of the Little Diggers Club include a ball pit and slides and tunnels, giving the opportunity for patrons to relax while their kids enjoy the indoor play centre. There’s also a computer corner in the Brasserie, which features various computer games to entertain the kids.

Every Friday Evening

Entry by raffle ticket, the more you buy, the better your chances

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• Fashions on The Field • Kids entertainment • Great food and refreshments available.

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Table, chair & Umbrella packages. Personal and Corporate Marquee packages available


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Book now - Phone Joan on 0428 308 528 See you there for a great day of Racing IS GAMBLING A PROBLEM FOR YOU? G-Line (NSW) is a confidential, anonymous and free counselling service. FREECALL 1800 633 635.

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Memorial Dr, Deniliquin • Ph: 03 5881 1325 • Fax: 03 5881 1159 E: •


What To See & What To Do in Deni There are plenty of things to do and places to see in Deniliquin and district. This is a list of some of the more popular attractions … Deniliquin Regional Park: The forest, which was converted to a Regional Park in 2010, follows the road along the river in Memorial Park. Visit Willoughby’s Beach, great fishing spots, forest drives and walks. Lawson Syphons: Construction of the Lawson Syphons started in 1939 but was not finished until 1955 after being delayed because of World War Two. This engineering masterpiece carries irrigation water from the Murray River via the Mulwala Canal under the Edward River to serve Deniboota (Deniliquin and Womboota) Irrigation District. The main access to the syphon is via Finley Rd and a key is required to be picked up from the Visitor Information Centre ($10 refundable deposit). Stevens Weir: Situated 25kms west of Deniliquin, off the Wakool Rd,

the weir opened in 1935 and controls water for the Wakool Irrigation Scheme. Picnic areas and toilet facilities are available. North Deniliquin trek: Across the National Bridge in Davidson St there is an Aboriginal Heritage Walkway in the Deniliquin State Forest with a river track and coolamon scars on the trees marked. Town Hall: Constructed in 1876, the building was popular for holding balls, picture shows and many other functions for local residents. Waring Gardens: The Waring Gardens are located in the CBD and provide a breathtaking setting for locals and visitors. The gardens are named after the town’s first town clerk, John Waring who was instrumental in the establishment of the area. An obelisk was erected in 1888 in his memory. The Simpson Band Rotunda was opened in 1913 and has recently been restored. A Gallipoli Lone Pine has been planted near the War Memorial Gates as a tribute to those

who served at Gallipoli in World War One. Located within the gardens is also a large bird aviary, a children’s playground and a toilet block. Deniliquin Courthouse: The Deniliquin Courthouse is a magnificent, imposing building in Poictiers St and has been restored to its former glory inside and out. The building dates back to 1883 and is still in use today. It looks spectacular when floodlit at night. The Multi Arts Centre: The Multi Arts Centre on the corner of Cressy and Edwardes Sts provides a public gallery and hall, while the Sunday

School is a workshop for many of the local art and craft groups. The restored statues of The Three Muses, which once graced the now defunct Deniliquin School of Arts have been mounted outside the Multi Arts Centre. Deniliquin Island Sanctuary: The Island Sanctuary, situated near the town centre, is an oasis of four hectares of natural river red gum forest. Kangaroos, as well as many different species of birds, have been observed in the sanctuary. Bushwalking tracks and a barbecue area provides the sanctuary with a popular picnic spot for visitors.


South West Music Concerts

• The Beggars A variety of world class concerts will be on offer as part of the South West Music 2014 Concert Series. Generous funding from Arts NSW and local sponsors has made it possible to bring fantastic musicians to the area at a price that rivals anything you would pay in the city. In partnership with South West Arts, 9 concerts will be presented throughout the year in Deniliquin, and surrounding towns. The Beggars kick off the series with a joyful all-singing tribute to great vocal harmony groups: ‘Peter Paul and Mary’, ‘The Mummas and the Pappas’, ‘The Bee Gees’ and many more. Catch them at Blighty Hall on Friday March 21st or Mathoura Hall on Sunday March 23rd

• The Enigma Quartet at 2.00pm. “The best Australian vocal band since The Seekers.” Normie Rowe On Sunday May 25th at 2.00pm be thrilled by The Enigma Quartet. An intrepid Sydney-based string quartet who are acclaimed for their vibrant and dynamic performance style. Playing an eclectic mix of classic & contemporary music, they appeal to audiences both young and old alike. Performing at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Deniliquin, their program will include BRITTEN, GLASS, and the well-loved BEETHOVEN ‘Razumovsky’ quartet. For bookings and enquiries call South West Music – 03 5881 4736. Under 18’s tickets only $5.

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Mathoura & District Proudly sponsored by Mathoura Visitor & Business Centre 23 Moama Street (Cobb Hwy), Mathoura NSW 2710. Ph: 03 5884 3730. Fax: 03 5884 3720. Email: Web:

Celebrate at the Mathoura Easter Fair Celebrate Easter with the Mathoura community at the annual Easter Fair. Held over two days, the popular fair is fun for the whole family. The Mathoura Easter Fair introduces you to the friendly community, and also highlights some of the best parts of the town. On Easter Saturday, April 19, a market and family fun day will be held at the Memorial Park in Livingstone St (centre of town). A variety of market stalls will be on site, allowing you to pick up some last minute Easter gifts or just something to brighten up your home. There will be a range of games on the day, including egg and spoon races and a tiny tot competition expected to start at 11am.

Another attraction for the comes up trumps in the popular offer at Picnic Point on the day. youngsters is the newly opened event. For more information, contact skate park. The fair runs from 9am A barbecue lunch and plenty the Mathoura Visitor Centre on to 1pm, but the Easter fun does more entertainment will be on (03) 5884 3730. not stop there. On Sunday, the fair celebrations move to the banks of the Murray River. Held at Picnic Point, there'll be a pooch parade and the ever -popular duck race. All the fun kicks off in the afternoon, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy your Easter eggs and hot cross buns in the morning. There will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs in the pooch parade, which starts at noon, so bring your dog along. The annual duck race will get under way from 1pm. Buy your way into the race and see if your little rubber ducky

Picnic Point is awash with natural heritage Nowhere else can you experience the world's largest Redgum forest, a magnificent treed floodplain with a unique river system and wetlands positioned perfectly on the mighty Murray River. Mathoura and Picnic Point provide a unique recreational, natural and cultural heritage experience for visitors. They offer many experiences including bushwalking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming on secluded beaches, water skiing, bird watching, golf, barbecues and relaxing picnics enjoying fresh local produce and wines. Visitors can also enjoy exploring canoe trees and Aboriginal oven mounds, bike riding and the discovery of historic little bridges once used by bullock teams and log trucks

to haul timber to the Mathoura sawmill. People exploring this magnificent and unique environment are sure to encounter various native wildlife species and natural landmarks. One suck landmark, the Cadell Fault, is a ridge running from Echuca to Deniliquin, which was formed when the land was thrust upwards by earthquakes tens of thousands of years ago. This uplifted section of land diverted the Murray River’s wester flow, creating new floodplains and a complex system of lakes and creeks. The Cobb Highway runs along the uplifted portion, some 15m above land east of the fault, making it possible in some places to look directly over the canopy of trees growing on the lower level.

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Conargo Shire Council progression through partnership 122 End Street, Deniliquin Ph: (03)

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Conargo Mother’s Day Market The Conargo Mother’s Day Market, held annually on Mother’s Day, will celebrate its 20th year in 2014. Set within the Conargo Recreation Reserve, the village oval comes alive with more than 2000 people attending the event each year. It has a strong ‘home grown, sewn, made and baked’ ethos, and the committee only allows products that have been hand or homemade as a point of difference to other markets. It is also a means of supporting local and regionallybased producers. The market has close to 100 speciality stalls as well as a gourmet food marquee with tastes from

around the world, a farmers' market and children’s activities. Each year, the Conargo Mother’s Day Market endeavours to support a charity — this year it is Diabetes Australia. Diabetes Australia focuses on all types of diabetes including people with Type 1 and Type 2, women with gestational diabetes, people with other forms of diabetes, their families and carers, and people at risk of developing diabetes. Previously, the Conargo Mother’s Day Market has supported national charities including the National Stroke Foundation’s FAST awareness campaign, Breast Cancer Foundation, the Ovarian Cancer Foundation, The Heart

Foundation, along with more free gifts to mums on the day. regionally-based charities such as The market has plenty of the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation, children’s activities and caters for which raises awareness of organ patrons of all ages and families. and tissue donation. It runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm A cash donation to the charity on Sunday, May 11. Entry is $5 of choice is also made post-event. and strictly no dogs allowed (guide This year’s event will also give dogs exempt). market-goers the opportunity to For further information, contact win a lucky gate prize and there are (03) 5884 6650.

New speed shearing event March is set to be a big month for Conargo Shire, with a new event added to its calendar. A speed shear competition will be held at Conargo Hotel on March 22. Shearing contractor Mo Poka and others from the local area have developed the event and Mr Poka said there has already been keen interest due to a substantial prize pool. ‘‘We certainly think the prize money will lure a lot of shearers – it's almost $20,000,’’ he said. ‘‘We have five competition sections – open, senior, intermediate, veterans and ladies. ‘‘We will also have a contractor relay, and the finale will be the Trans Tasman event.’’ Mr Poka said the event is aimed to follow on from the

success of the Deniliquin Show shearing competition earlier in the month and to also help boost the Conargo Shire economy. ‘‘A couple of us contractors were talking about an event, and we wanted to help the Conargo community out a bit too,’’ Mr Poka said. ‘‘Registration starts at 11am with live action beginning at 1pm. ‘‘We hope to finish the heats by 5pm, break for dinner and then have twilight finals.’’ Mr Poka said the detailed schedule for the day would be known once shearer registrations are finalised. For information or to register to compete in the Conargo speed shear event, contact Mo Poka on 0428 629 449.


Sunday, May 11, 2014 9.30am - 3.30pm Specialty stalls and farmers markets Gourmet food marquee Children’s entertainment Gate prize and free gifts to Mums on the day $5 entry (sorry, no dogs)

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Autumn March


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Tocumwal Foreshore Market Deniliquin Golf Club Autumn Classic

18-21 Deniliquin Rotary Easter Art Show - Deniliquin High School

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Deniliquin Naponda Farmers' Market - Peppin Heritage Centre Tocumwal Regional Farmers' Market

18-21 Jerilderie RC Glider Aerotow


Rich River Hot Rod Rally - Deniliquin Waring Gardens


Tocumwal Easter Races


Jerilderie Combined Schools Fete


Tocumwal Regional Farmers' Market


Barooga Four Seasons Autumn Market


Tocumwal Foreshore Market


Berrigan Ladies Race Day


Deniliquin Lions Community Market - Waring Gardens


Jerilderie Golf Club Golf Day Appeal

19-20 Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival

23 Criterium Bicycle Race - Deniliquin Waring 25 Gardens 28 Deniliquin Lions Community Market - Waring Gardens 3 22 Tocumwal Foreshore Market 9 April

Deniliquin Anzac Day Races

May Finley Farmers' Market Deniliquin Naponda Farmers' Market - Peppin Heritage Centre


Tocumwal Foreshore Market

Finley Farmers' Market


Conargo Mother's Day Billabong Market

Deniliquin Naponda Farmers' Market - Peppin Heritage Centre


Tocumwal Mother's Day Fun Run


Tocumwal Regional Farmers' Market


Finley B&S Ricestrippers Ball


Deniliquin Lions Community Market - Waring Gardens


Finley Monster Weekend

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Kyabram Fauna Park The Kyabram Fauna Park has the second largest range of Australian fauna in Victoria. Catering for animal lovers since 1967, the park covers some 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands, and lakes. With more than 160 animals including native birds and insect species unique to Australia, summer is a good a time as any to visit the Kyabram Fauna Park. A highlight this season is the new interactive koala exhibit and the park also features alpine dingoes, owls, snakes, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, Tasmanian devils, cockatoos, parrots, waterfowl, cranes, finches, lizards and much more. Spring kept keepers busy with a number of baby birds being born including superb parrots, regent parrots, princess parrots and cockatiels. The park also houses bush stone-curlews. This elusive,

mainly nocturnal bird is similar to the road runners that inhabit North America and have a diet of frogs, spiders, snakes and small mammals. The park is ideal for school groups of all ages to learn about the fauna first hand, by watching them in their natural habitat.

It is fully equipped with a 100-seat theatre, classrooms for organised learning and there is a fauna ecologist on site four days a week to answer any questions you may have. For further information call the Kyabram Fauna Park on (03) 5852 2883.

New Koala e openin xhibit g soon !

Enjoy a unique two-hour cruise through an area of International Importance in the world’s largest River Redgum Forest. Experience a different aspect of the Murray River along the Barmah Choke. Marvel at the 236 bird species & 56 mammals in their natural environment. Departs Barmah Lakes Day Visitors Area Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Booking Essential: 5855 2855 • Email: • Web: What's On Autumn 2014 - Page 13.


Kingfisher Cruises The Murray River is full of water and looking great – it’s the perfect time to take a unique trip through the world-acclaimed Barmah wetlands. You can view the best this area has to offer as you cruise ‘the narrows’ on the Murray River, between the Barmah National Park and Murray Valley National Park. Hear fascinating commentary from your certified eco guide about the hundreds of species of water birds, animals and native fish that have made the Barmah Wetlands and forest their home, and about the myths and legends of this very special area. You will understand why they have been named wetlands of international importance as you slip quietly across the water in the dappled shade of the world's largest single stand of River Redgum.

The area is a wildlife haven for 236 bird species, 50 mammals and more than 500 plant species. Kingfisher Cruises is the only ecological experience in the Barmah/Murray Valley National Parks to gain accreditation under the Nature and Ecotourism Accreditation Program (NEAP). Kingfisher Cruises operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, offering two-hour public cruises. Group bookings are most welcome and a cruise can be tailored to suit your needs. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning (03) 5855 2855. For more information visit www., or search Kingfisher Cruises on Facebook.

Accommodation Listings Jerilderie Colony Inn Hotel/Motel

Bakery Park Motor Inn

River View B & B

Greenways Holiday Units

26 Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie NSW 2716 Phone 03 5886 1220 Meals available at the hotel 6-9, lunch 12-2 closed Tuesdays. Affordable rates.

Cnr Deniliquin and Corowa Sts, Tocumwal. Ph 03 5874 2490 15 rooms, Ample parking, Free wi-fi, Short stroll to Kelly’s Hotel, River Main St.

3 Town Beach Rd Tocumwal NSW. Ph 03 5874 3566 Boutique bed and breakfast with luxury accommodation 1x king Room 1x Queen Room over looking the majestic Murray River with 2min walk to main St and abundance of wildlife.

22 Cobram Street, Tocumwal. 9 Fully self-contained units, 4x 2 bedroom, 5x 1 bedroom (2 with spa), all linen supplied, golf packages available, reasonable rates Ph. 03 5874 2882. E:

Century Motor Inn

Finley Lakeside Caravan Park

295-301 Murray Street, Finley NSW 2713 Phone 03 5883 1466 Located conveniently at the service station, rooms available at competitive rate, swimming pool

Royal Hotel

61 Jerilderie Street, Berrigan. Ph 03 5885 2064 Rooms available from $35 Close to town, pub style accommodation, meals available

Berrigan Motel

18 Stewart Street Berrigan NSW. Ph (03) 5885 2831 21 rooms, ample parking, pool and BBQ. Queen, twin, group and family rooms. Next door to Berrigan Golf Course. Golf packages available.

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1-19 Murray Street (Newell Hwy), Finley. Ph 03 5883 1170 Drive-thru sites, ensuite cabins, camp kitchen, games room & fishing. Right on the Finley Lake, complete with walking track. Close to pool, leisurely walk to town centre. Discounts apply

Berrigan Lions Club Caravan Park

Hayes Park, Riverina Highway, Berrigan NSW. Ph 0400 563 979 14 powered sites, 14 camping sites, 7 sewered sites. Shady grassed area. Showers/Toilets. Town water, playground, Pets allowed. BBQ, Free grey water dump, Shared washing machine and dryer. Large rigs accepted. Walking distance to shops

Albion Hotel Motel

155 Murray Street, Finley NSW. Ph 03 5883 1004 Motel located separately to Hotel, meals available WedSat, pizza 7 nights a week, located in the centre of town. Affordable rates


Aussie Wool - Made for comfort

Maureen and Terry Davies of Aussie Wool Quilts and Pillows manufacture a range of wool-filled bedding products at their factory farm east of Finley, and are now in their 21st year of manufacture. Aussie Wool products are very safe to sleep with and are suitable for people who suffer several allergies. Selling direct to the public makes Aussie Wool competitive with commercial options, offering reasonable rates. Products include quilts in many thicknesses and under blankets custom made to fit any mattress and that make all beds very comfortable to sleep on. They also produce a range of wool-filled pillows. Standard sized pillows come in a range of thicknesses and special sized pillows come in a range of thicknesses. Special sized pillows and cushions can also be made to order.

Wool is a natural fibre that breathes and is warm in winter and cool in summer. All Aussie Wool products are covered in 100 per cent cotton. Maureen and Terry welcome you to inspect their products, but request that you telephone ahead to ensure they’re open. You can find Aussie Wool Quilts and Pillows at the Finley Farmers’ Markets on the first Saturday of each month at the Finley Lake. They will also be at the popular Conargo Mother’s Day Market on May 11. Aussie Wool products are sold all over Australia and to many countries around the world. Remember, when purchasing an Aussie Wool product, you’re buying a product that is made in Australia from wool that is grown and processed in Australia. Visit au for more information.

A taste sensation… People travel from far and wide to sample delights from the extensive menu Cantonese Cuisine, banquets and Thai meals a specialty

Smorgasbord available every Wednesday 6-9pm Weekday lunchtime specials Small or large groups catered for Fully licensed

112 Murray Street, Finley. (03) 5883 3090.  OPEN 7 DAYS

Dine in or takeaway

Relax in our comfortable surrounds with breakfast, lunch or just a quick snack. Great range of: • Pies (14 varieties) • Cakes • Sandwiches • Salad Rolls • Fresh Bread Varieties • Hot & Cold Drinks • Slices & Sweets • Milkshakes • Foccacia’s • Wraps • Multi Grain Bread Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday • Chia Bread, Friday

Seniors Discount Day Thursdays 10% OFF! Something to please everyone 127 Murray St, Finley. 5883 3277.

Now available at FINLEY - 154 Murray St, 5883 1252 COBRAM - Main St, 5872 2870

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Market by the Lake With the picturesque backdrop of the Finley Lake and background music from local musicians, Finley Farmers’ Market is a place to shop as well as catch up with friends. Held on the first Saturday of every month, the Finley Farmers’ Market comes to life on the shores of Finley Lake, located conveniently on the Newell Hwy. The market is an authentic offering, with locally grown, fresh

Vic & Joy’s Teapot Cafe

and affordable produce, plus an array of goods. It’s also a popular venue for talented local artists to showcase their musical ability. At every market you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and coffee whilst wandering through the stalls. The market operates in autumn from 8am to noon.

Open Monday – Wednesday 6am-5:30pm, Thursday & Friday 6am - 8.30pm Saturday 6am-2pm, Sunday 7:30am-2pm

• Cooked breakfasts daily • Hot take away food • Fresh Sandwiches, Rolls & focaccias • Cakes & Slices • Ice creams & Lollies • Breakfast

• Ice cold drinks, slushies & milkshakes • Expresso Coffee • Dine in or Take away • Phone orders welcome

145 Murray St, Finley.

The perfect gift

Ph: 03 5883 1169

1ST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH Affordable . Fresh . Flavours 8am – 12noon

Located at The Wheels of Prosperity, Finley Lake

April 5th May 3rd June 7th

Daisy Mae’s is a long-standing local business where you can find that perfect and very special gift. The Finley giftware shop has also been around long enough to know that we all deserve a little indulgence every now and then. And it’s for this exact reason that owner Jill Russell stocks only the best. Her giftware ranges from candles, teapots and electric burners to baby and kids wear, all in one convenient location in Murray St. Pamper yourself this summer with some beautiful Mor products,

and while you’re at it spoil yourself with a piece of sterling silver jewellery or a new bag. Don’t forget the outdoors Daisy Mae’s has a great range of bamboo tableware available, not to mention kitchen accessories including water jug sets ideal for that summer barbecue. And the list of Daisy Mae’s amazing products goes on and on – get to the store and see for yourself! Daisy Mae’s is open from Monday to Friday, 9.30am until 5pm, and from 9.30am to noon on Saturdays.

Makers of pure wool bedding products. Covered in 100% cotton. Quilts, pillows and underblankets. Visitors welcome Please tel. (03) 5883 1757 for opening hours. EFTPOS available.

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Finley Monster Weekend Finley’s Monster Weekend is on from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The weekend will be jam packed with crowd favourites including Central Business District Market Days commencing on Friday, followed by the two-day Monster Garage Sales throughout town on Saturday and Sunday. Garage sale organiser Gil Silby said the 13th annual town sale is set to bring scores of visitors to Finley. ‘‘It runs on Saturday and Sunday, with the Sunday being optional for vendors,’’ he said. ‘‘There are usually about 40 participants and we are expecting the same this year. ‘‘People travel from all over the region to attend, it creates a lot of interest.’’ There is a small fee to hold a stall and vendors should book at least 10 days prior to the event. Gil Silby can be contacted on

5883 2073 for further information on the sale. The Finley Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society will perform skits at the Finley Golf Club on the Friday night, and on Saturday locals and visitors can enjoy a fabulous morning at the Farmers' Market by the lake. A live band is providing the entertainment at the Finley RS

Club on the Saturday night. Finley’s Car Club will again host ‘Big Boys Toys’ on Sunday that will feature a huge show ‘n’ shine of cars, trucks, motorbikes and boats. The lake will be buzzing with model boat demonstrations and a swap meet will feature one-of-akind items.

A golf and bowls tournament will also feature throughout the weekend. New this year will be 'REXPO – for the love of dogs', which is the brainchild of Max Whittaker. Max is aiming for the world record for the most singing dogs and the lead star will be Wolfie, Finley’s famous singing dog. Australian Frisbie Champions, Jeff Socha and his dog Brodie will be there to demonstrate their skills. There will be a dog high jump, sponsored by Southern Riverina Livestock & Property, and novelty events for kids and their dogs, with lots of prizes and give-aways. Doll your pet up in fancy dress and enter them in REX Factor to show off their special talents. A ‘flea’ market and ‘dog’s breakfast’ will complete a day of all things canine. Bring your pampered pooch and join in the fun.

Autumn@ 148 Murray St, Finley. 5883 1310.


Home Ware • Baby Ware • Candles • Garden Products 139 Murray Street, Finley

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Take a Trip to Tocumwal Tocumwal, situated on the mighty Murray River and less than three hours drive from Melbourne, is the ideal getaway destination. It has a wonderful mix of historic attractions, excellent sporting facilities, camping areas in dense redgum forests and delightful eateries. Couple all this with monthly markets and country hospitality, and it’s easy to see why ‘Toc’ has been pulling tourists out of the cities for many decades. Here are just a few attractions to tempt you to take a trip to Toc: Farmers' Market: Held on the third Saturday of every month starting at 8am, the markets run all year round. There’s a huge array of stallholders offering vegetables, cleaning products, fruits, wines, cheeses, nuts and honey just to name a few. The markets are held in the settings of a historic church

located in Finley St, with plenty of tables, chairs and entertainment for visitors. Foreshore Market: With 150 stalls offer something for everyone, this monthly market is known far and wide. With green surrounds and the Murray River as a back-drop, there’s no better place to spend a sunny morning. There’s a selection of locally grown produce, as well as plants, bric-a-brac, clothing, collectables and all those creative and crafty ideas that everyone enjoys. Coming market dates are March 9, March 31 (Easter), April 27, May 11 and June 8. Chrysties Museum: The result of 70 years of collecting, this is one of the best private collections of eclectic antiques, collectables and rare finds you will ever come across. Spread over four acres, owner George Chrystie said the collection

Tocumwal Pavilion Café & Patisserie

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Only venue for alfresco dining overlooking the mighty Murray River Open 7 days a week from 6am, Sundays from 7am Dine in or take away - Family friendly Campers Breakfast Breakfast & Lunch Morning & Afternoon Tea Cakes & Slices Pies, Pasties & Sausage Rolls

Sandwiches & Wraps Focaccia Eftpos Ample parking Wheelchair access Rest rooms

Phone orders welcome.

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could not be thought of as just a ‘‘car museum’’. You’ll find prized Ford Zephyrs, 1930s to 1940s caravans, one-ofa-kind tractors and much more, from old kerosene lamps, to old newspapers and magazines. Chrysties is located on Thorburns Rd and open seven days from 10am-4pm. Tocumwal Blowhole: When the Murray River is low, the iconic

Tocumwal Blowhole flows and bubbles. According to locals, Aboriginal people believed a giant Murray Cod lived at the bottom of the blowhole. Other people believe it’s the mouth of an underground stream connected to the Murray. The blowhole is situated on a granite outcrop about 11km north of Tocumwal on Rocks Rd.

Miss Daisy Miss Daisy in Tocumwal offers a gorgeous range of designer homewares, gifts and fashion accessories. Miss Daisy features many Australian designed products including handbags, jewellery, body products and candles, baby gifts, homewares and much, much more. The Miss Daisy brand is a

unique, exquisitely hand-crafted collection of dresses for the special little miss in your life. Inspired by original patterns from the 1950s and 60s, using vintage and designer fabrics, each of these one-of pieces has been created with love and unmistakable attention to detail. Miss Daisy is located at 41 Deniliquin St.


Gifts & Gorgeous Things! Fashion Accessories, Home Décor, Toys & Baby Gifts, Missdaisy Handmade Children’s Clothes, Pamper Products and Home Fragrance 41 Deniliquin St, Tocumwal. P: 5874 3097 OPEN Mon - Fri 10-5 Sat 9.30-2, Some Sundays


Make the most of your stay in Jerilderie Although only a relatively small community in terms of population, the town of Jerilderie retains its place in Australian History and today provides and enjoys many facilities and amenities not found in towns of a similar size. It caters well for the recreational needs of the community with an 18 hole grass green golf course, bowling greens, a lake for water sports, tennis courts, a modern indoor sports complex and swimming pool, ample park land and a turf track racecourse. Other major service facilities include a hospital, a pre-school/ community centre, Balmeringa units for the aged, two primary schools, police station, an ambulance station and a medical centre. The entertainment needs of the community are covered by the three hotels, and a Sports Club. Accommodation is catered for with several motels, a caravan park, bed and breakfast establishments and all hotels providing clean comfortable accommodation. Jerilderie, on the banks of the Billabong Creek, is a pleasant location to take a break while travelling the Newell Highway. Also known as the start of the Kidman Way, its lovely parks and an attractive man-made lake, tempt the weary traveller. Jerilderie is famous for wool, rice, wheat, canola, onions, tomatoes and grapes to name just a few of the diverse range of crops grown in this irrigation area.

Jerilderie is currently recognised for producing 24% of the national tomato crop. Attractions A miniature steam rail track nestled along the banks of the Billabong Creek near Horgan's Walk, a 1.8km nature walk attracts many visitors. Check out the Ned Kelly Post Office and other sites that Ned visited in the town. The Mini Railway The Mini Railway has been constructed by a small band of enthusiasts who have formed the Jerilderie Steam Rail and Heritage Committee and runs on the second Sunday of each month and by appointment. Take the bridge over the Billabong Creek behind the Jerilderie Museum to see the beautifully assembled mini rail with stations. Horgan's Walk Horgan's Walk is an easy 10 minute walk along the banks of the Billabong Creek starting at Luke Park near Lake Jerilderie. The Walk passes many historic sites that are marked with signs giving a brief history of the area. Steel Wings Windmill Situated at Luke Park adjacent Lake Jerilderie, this structure is truly a magnificent sight. Made in Sydney in 1909-1910, the windmill was erected at Goolgumbla Station and used for stock and domestic supplies. Due to wind damage the item was rendered unserviceable until a Local Restoration Committee

resurrected it in its present position in 1979. It stands 50 foot (15.24 metres) tall, has a wheel diameter of 25 foot (7.62 metres) and a tail length of 24 foot (7.315 metres). Railway Station The Jerilderie Railway Station was first constructed in 1884 and represents a grand picture in the history of this transport facility. The station underwent repairs and improvements to coincide with the Centenary Celebrations October 26 to 28, 1984. The station closed operations on the 9th February, 1987. A project to renovate the station was undertaken by the Jerilderie Historical Society in conjunction with the Jerilderie Council in April, 1993, and it was used for residential purposes for some years. In 2001 State Rail provided the funding and in

conjunction with the Jerilderie Shire Council's Heritage Advisor, restored the building to its former glory. Set amongst tall, shady gums and with its landscaped lawn the Railway Station is a great place to stop and soak up some history. Lake Jerilderie and Luke Park The lake was officially opened in February, 1979, following its construction by a group of enthusiasts presently known as the Jerilderie Aquatic Club. The water area is 5.3 ha. and is used for water sports including skiing and enjoyed by recreationists and passing travellers. Luke Park was developed by the Jerilderie Lions Club and provides pleasant recreation including barbecue and playground facilities in an enjoyable atmosphere. Luke Park is the gateway to the Mini Steam Rail and Horgan's Walk.


Visit picturesque Lake Jerilderie and the giant Steel Wings Windmill, enjoy a barbecue, walk in Ned’s footsteps along the Ned Kelly Raid Trail, and wander along Horgan Walk as it meanders around the Billabong Creek, encompassing the Bush Tucker Trail.

Highlights • Heritage Precinct including our 6 National Heritage Ned Kelly Raid Trail sites • Jerilderie Historic Residence • Ned Kelly Blacksmith Shop • Interesting shops, which include antique and bric-a-brac

Jerilderie Visitor Information Centre 63 Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie. Phone: 0448 878 597

: Upcoming Events e

Fet Combined Schools March 22, 2014 tainment & Seniors Week Entern Luncheo March 26, 2014 day Golf Day Appeal Fri od Go April 18, 2014 RC Glider Aerotow April 18-21, 2014 Mini Steam Rail ay of each month Operates 2nd Sund

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Brasserie, Coffee Shop & Little Diggers Club Open 7 days Live entertainment every Friday Meat Raffles every Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun. Courtesy bus available for members and guests DENILIQUIN


72 End Street Deniliquin NSW 2710

Phone: (03) 5881 1455 Fax: (03) 5881 4147 Email:

W E E K R E T E S N N O D Y M E L F IN 5 & 6, 2 0 1 4 April 4,


REXPO DOG EXPO for the love of dogs

Memorial Park

Sunday, 6 April

Sunday, 6 April

Cars, trucks, boats, bikes, tractors, model boats and much much more

Business Market Days

RS Club bowls tournament & live bands

Home Garage Sales

9am - noon

Gold coin donation, music, kids events, flea market, “dogs breakfast” “reXfactor” Golf club – golf open & FADAMS show

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Farmers Market

- by the lake

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