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Leading 10. Embracing Diversity
A McCain Foods ad campaign has thrust a peninsula family into the national spotlight.
14. Caulfield Cup Dream
David Brideoake ranks winning this year’s Ladbrokes Mornington Cup with his horse, Self Sense, as one of his greatest achievements.
22. Rosebud 2019 Rockfest
Your guide to a rocking good time over 4 days this November in Rosebud.
28. Styling Masterclass
Two interior stylists are getting together to run an interior styling masterclass.
Must Try Breakfasts
Arts 36. Art & Reality
Artist Maria Raduns artwork stood out like a shining light on 'The Block'.
38. Perfectly Imperfect
Mt. Eliza jeweller, Jeni Danks’ takes pride & pleasure in the beauty of imperfection.
42. Connect And Create
Peninsula social gathering open to writers with scribe-like itches to scratch.
44. Janis House Photography Exhibtion
Janis House is holding her second solo photography exhibition, ‘the other day’.
45. Peninsula Chamber Musicians
PCM Inc. - an outstanding presence in the artistic landscape of the Peninsula.
Eat & Drink
69. Ooh Lah Lah!
Polperro’s Michael Demagistris is off to Paris after being announced a winner in the 2019 Shared Tables Thierry Marx Career Development Award.
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76. Where Science And Creativity Meet
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78. Mornington Draught
Mornington Peninsula Brewery is bolstering its core range and permanently adding a draught to their portfolio.
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82. Inaugural Winefolk Festival
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Since leaving university, Maitena Zantvoort and Ewan Campbell still work every day on their vineyard which has become a family affair.
93. When Frankston Had Sea Baths
In the early days of settlement in Melbourne, public baths were a popular means of keeping clean. Cover Image by Yanni The Mornington Peninsula is not just a beautiful destination filled with golden beaches, amazing wineries and fabulous golf courses. It can be a place of artistic inspiration for painters, dancers, singers and photographers. This month's cover is an abstract photo of a vintage car that was parked under some wheat in a paddock. .
Every Month 7. Peninsula Events 8. Peninsula Styles 32. Social Photos 71. Recipe 79. Must Try Dishes 86. Crossword
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October 3 A fun and interactive workshop learning all about Port Phillips unique dolphins and other amazing marine life, including seals and whales. Play games, see dolphin skulls and meet Bella Burrunan the dolphin. Departing Sorrento 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Departing Queenscliff 2:00pm and 4:00pm. This on board activity is included in the ferry ticket price. Searoad Ferries Sorrento Pier, Sorrento Ph 5257 4500 www.searoad.com.au
October 12 & 22 (Flinders) October 19 & 20 (Sorrento) These chamber performances of Handel’s beloved oratorio come to us via 20 professional German singers and instrumentalists from St Quirinis Basilica, Neuss on Rhine. This chamber rendition offers the opportunity for you to enjoy the work in a fresh light, more fluid and buoyant, true to the Baroque tradition. All performances are at 2 pm. Tickets are $50 and can be bought at Trybooking.com Search for Flinders or Sorrento.
October 5 Enjoy a day in the sun with friends and family sampling over 200 beers, ciders and spirits. Enjoy live entertainment all day from the grassy knoll and eat until your heart is content with a large variety of food truck offerings down eat street. Peninsula Palooza is an opportunity for you to get up close and personal with artisan producers showcasing the best products which celebrate the independent production of craft liquor throughout the Mornington Peninsula region. Mornington Racecourse, 320 Racecourse Road, Mornington www.peninsulapalooza.com.au
October 5 – December 1 See one of the greatest printmakers of our time and is a thrilling insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing. Presenting over 80 works from 1961 to the present day including prints developed using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and more recently, iPhones and iPads. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington Ph 5950 1580 www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
October 20 The Main Street Mornington Festival continues to showcase the cultural lifestyle that its proud peninsula residents enjoy on a daily basis bringing the elements together: food, wine, music, art, entertainment, shopping, and fun. With seven stages and performance areas, hosting a wide range of music styles, children's entertainers, roving performers community and dance groups. www.mainstreetfestival.com.au
October 26 The Bull sisters will be performing on the hot springs amphitheatre stage which creates a one of a kind experience for all. An opportunity to listen to the soulful sounds of Linda and Vika while soaking in our geothermal mineral pools or relaxing in picnic style seating on the terraces around the Amphitheatre. Peninsula Hot Springs 140 Springs Lane, Fingal Ph 5950 8777 www.peninsulahotsprings.com
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EMBRACING Diversity By Cameron McCullough Photos Yanni
“McCain Foods put out a call for families of diverse backgrounds, and we applied,” said Sean.
The new campaign focuses on various families across the country to shine the light on diversity, and to point out that families can come in many different forms.
The couple have been together for 18 years. They originally met in the United Kingdom, and have lived there, Canada and Australia.
search to define ‘what a family is’ has thrust a peninsula family into the national spotlight when they were selected for a McCain Foods advertising campaign.
When it comes to diversity, Sean Badley and Chris Laxton tick many of the boxes. A same sex couple, they are also mixed nationality, mixed race, a family of colour, and have three adopted siblings.
“We have always been quite private people, but we wanted to see ourselves reflected in the world”.
They became a forever family when the children were 3, 1 and 6 months old. The kids are now eight, six and five, and Sean and Chris have chosen the Mornington Peninsula to settle. continued next page...
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“Chris grew up on the Mornington Peninsula, so it seemed like a good choice,” said Sean. “It has a great lifestyle and is also close to Chris’ parents who help out with the kids”.
At the end of the day, it is love that creates a family
Sean, who is a diversity educator, points out that while appearing different from the outside, their family is just like any other. “Everybody is going through the same things as parents. We all have the same hopes and fears. We are all working to generate the best outcome for our kids in the long term. “It doesn’t matter if you are a grandparent, a birth parent, or an adoptive parent; our aspirations remain the same.” Sean and Chris don’t believe their kids will face bullying as a result of having two dads. “Any parent considers issues their kids might have, but having two dads isn’t one we are worried about,” said Sean “People these days understand that the world is different. It is not like it was fifty years ago. Diversity tends to be celebrated in the community,” said Sean. “Our concerns are everyday ones, and don’t revolve around us being a same sex couple. Do our kids have a solid peer group at school? Are they part of a cohort?” Another reason for doing the McCain Foods campaign was for Sean and Chris to show solidarity with the gay and lesbian community. “Not only is the LGBTI community under-represented in the community, but they can feel ostracised” said Sean. “We are very mindful that rates of suicide among LGBTI are the highest in the country, and we want to do our best to show our support for that segment of the community”. Sean and Chris see the advertising campaign as an opportunity for them to be properly reflected in society. “If other people see the ad, and can see themselves normalised, then that is a great thing,” said Sean “We hope that the ads create a sense of belonging for families that
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don’t fit the traditional mould. Having a sense of belonging from that point of view is a wonderful thing.”
Chris has written a book called ‘Same but different too’ that explores different types of families and provides the reader with some examples of how families can be different, while also having things in common. “We celebrate difference,” said Sean “I think when you are young, you feel the need to fit in, but as you get older, celebrating your difference becomes more important to you. Embracing that difference is what we want to show.” And the new-found fame from appearing in a national advertising campaign? “Yes, we have been recognised on the street,” said Sean.
“We have had lots of feedback. Most of it very positive. We were not out to do this to become famous though. That was never the aim.” The advertising campaign was launched by McCain Foods after their surveys showed that 84 percent of Australians believed that brands need to do more to better represent modern, real-life families in advertising. The ads feature real Australian families celebrating moments of togetherness at mealtimes. “Meals are a great chance to get together and catch up with the kids. It is a time of no TV, but to be together and discuss the day,” said Sean. “Family can mean many things to different people. You can have a chosen family, a family of friends, or a family you are born into. Family means a place where you feel secure, and around people that love you and care for you.” “At the end of the day, it's love that creates a family,” said Chris. It's as simple as that. Find out more about Sean’s team and diversity training: www.weareuniquelyhuman.com
CAULFIELD CUP Dream
Self Sense storming home in the 2019 Mornington Cup to win by a short head.
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avid Brideoake has represented Australia at the Olympics and trained multiple Group 1 winners, but the Mornington-based horseman ranks winning this year’s Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m) with Self Sense as one of his greatest achievements. Brideoake and Self Sense will look to etch their names into the history book of Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) heroes this year, after winning their way into the race through their Mornington Cup victory in March. He may not be the most well -credentialed horse in the race, but nine-year-old warrior Self Sense has proven that he has the will-to-win and a heart to match.
Self Sense, or ‘Fernando’ as the stable call him, is a veteran gelding of over sixty starts, trained from Mornington. He has been a star of the stable since day one of his racing career, running second in his first ever race start at Caulfield over 1000m way back in 2013, showing his consistency and versatility from the outset of his two-year-old year. “Not only has he been a great earner, but he’s been a great horse from his two-year-old days,” Brideoake said. Fernando was a homebred foal out of city-winning mare Be My Person, who Brideoake also trained. “She was a good class mare that won a Saturday race at Moonee Valley over a mile and was city-competitive most of her career,” Brideoake said. She has produced two stakes winners including Shylight, who Brideoake also trained. Shylight won the Scheppervescence Stakes (1800m) at Morphettville in 2011, beating 2011 BMW Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed. The training caper was hard to commit to for Brideoake between 1985 and 2000, show jumping was his primary focus. He represented Australia all over the world, competing in the highest level of show jumping. He was the Captain of Australia in 1992, competed in Europe in 1995 and was then named in the Australian team for the Olympic Qualifiers. In 2000, he was shortlisted for the Sydney Olympics to ride one of Australia’s best ever showjumpers, Cadbury. Trying to find the time for training was difficult, but after winning the 1998 Grand National Hurdle and 1999 National Hurdle, Brideoake ended his show jumping career as one of Australia’s best show jump riders to take up full-time thoroughbred training. continued next page...
Mornington Cup winning trainer, David Brideoake October 2019
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From there, Brideoake’s career spawned an abundance of success, winning three Group 1 races with Grand Journey (Perth Derby 2008), Griante (The Galaxy 2016) and Princess Jenni (Australasian Oaks 2018). Brideoake is still yet to win a Victorian Group 1 but is hoping either Self Sense or superstar mare Princess Jenni can bring him his first in one of her target races, the Ladbrokes Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) or the Aquis Toorak Handicap (1600m). Although not a Victorian Group 1, this year’s listed Mornington Cup triumph holds a special memory for Brideoake and the team. “It’s a very special moment when you win your home -town cup,” Brideoake said.
Brideoake’s stable currently has around 50 horses in work, thanks to the help received from son-in-law Alex, who has assisted him in growing the farm from 30 horses.
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Owner Pat Carson took over the share of his late brother-inlaw, who left in his will that he wanted them to keep racing the horse and his faith has been repaid in due course, with Fernando winning over $1.4 million in prizemoney.
It’s a very special moment when you win your hometown cup
“A lot of good horses have won the Mornington Cup.”
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Over Brideoake’s career, he has worked with many people including a number of loyal owners who have trusted him in training their horses. Each and every owner of Self Sense has their own unique connection to Brideoake.
Self Sense has not only been a great earner in flat racing, but has proven himself as one of Australia’s top hurdlers over the past two seasons, winning an Australian Hurdle (3400m) and a Kevin Lafferty Hurdle (3200m). His record shows his consistency (15 wins & 15 placings from just over 60 starts), boasting possibly even greater genuineness and toughness than many previous Caulfield Cup winners. continued next page...
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Brideoake and the connections of Self Sense did come to a cross-road before their Mornington Cup victory, having to decide whether they would pursue their aspirations to win a Caulfield Cup, or take the rare path of sending an Australian jumper overseas to Cheltenham in england. The gritty victory in the Cup convinced connections to chase their Caulfield Cup dream. “Once we won the Mornington Cup, which gives us entry into the Caulfield Cup which is a very hard entry to attain, the owners and myself all had a meeting and thought it’s definitely worth giving the Cup a shot,” Brideoake said.
Brideoake has had one previous runner in the Caulfield Cup, in 2017, when Hardham ran 10th behind Boom Time.
It’s definitely worth giving the Cup a shot
The Mornington Cup has not been the best form reference into the Caulfield Cup in recent times, but 2018 winner Kings Will Dream was sent around as favourite for the feature and ran a very brave 5th. Self Sense did beat Trap For Fools, who is a Group 1 winner himself, in this year’s edition, so there’s high hopes
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that the 2019 Mornington Cup form will prove stronger than previous years.
Being a Mornington-based trainer, Brideoake has the luxury of residing on his farm 5km away from the track and a 10-minute float ride to the beach. Brideoake and Alex both love the facilities that Mornington offers them, and the track is “top quality”.
“We couldn’t be luckier here. Mornington is first rate,” Brideoake said. Self Sense will likely start as rank-outsider with the bookies in October 19’s Stella Artois Caulfield Cup, but that won’t stop the locals of the Peninsula from cheering their underdog to the unlikeliest of Group 1 victories.
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t’s Rosebud’s long history as a great place to enjoy summer lovin’ holidays that makes it the perfect place to revive the fun-filled '50's and '60's lifestyle.
Now in its’ fourth year, the Foreshore Rockfest is held over four days; 14-17 November 2019. The festival is a fun celebration of all things groovy; cool cars and hot bands, rock music dances and shows, retro clothing markets and a Pin-Up contest. It all starts with Rock’n’roll trivia on Thursday to get you warmed up for the main event…Think you know your rock and roll history then get a group together and join in the fun! The official launch takes place on Friday evening under the Big-Top located on the Rosebud Carnival site, with special guest performer Normie Rowe and The Playboys, just one of many performances featuring bands who play '50’s and '60’s music. The Rockfest Marquee has live bands and dancing from Friday night all the way through to Sunday afternoon!
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The Elvis Beach Party kicks off on Friday night on the Village Green, with the 14-piece Elvis Big Band complete with hula dancers, followed by a double screening of Elvis movies at the outdoor cinema – Girls Girls Girls and Viva Las Vegas. Meet, greet and photo opportunities with local Elvis (Mike Cole, Always Elvis) will be available upon arrival. On Saturday morning the Rosebud town centre comes alive with hot rods, muscle cars and vintage caravan displays, 50's bands and street-jiving. At Memorial Hall, there’ll be dance classes; the Peninsula School of Dance has Kids dance classes for children aged 8-15 years in the styles of Rock 'n' Roll and Lindy Hop/Swing. The 1960’s was a golden era for kids toys…before the Internet and the invention of video games, children used their imaginations to play games. Children of the 1950's played games like Tag, Hide and Seek, Leap Frog, Marbles and Hopscotch. Many of these games involved competition, and often kept children occupied for hours at a time.
This year, Retro Party Games will take place on the Village Green and this will take you back to your childhood with a range of vintage games for your kids to enjoy – with great prizes to win! (Gold coin donation – all proceeds are donated to the Rosebud Toy Library). Late Saturday afternoon and into the evening, the Beach Party kicks off with more rock, more roll from Australia’s coolest bands with a Rockabilly twist on the Village Green’s Soundshell. Sunday brings the Creative Custom Cars Classic Car Show, with hundreds of pre-1975’s hot rods, motorbikes and vintage caravans on show, rockabilly bands, and for fashionistas, a vintage clothing and ‘Pin Up’ contest.
The Rosebud Primary School continues with its fresh food market on Sunday from 8am with great local music. There’ll be rock’n’roll classic and retro market stalls and food trucks all weekend and Wittingslow’s carnival rides will be there too! All events will conclude by 5pm on Sunday.
For more information, visit the website: www.rosebudbythebay.com.au www.moshtix.com.au/foreshorerockfest
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ROCKFEST & THE KING
itness the live 14 piece experience performing all three decades of The King at the Rosebud Rockfest, with the fire and passion the way it's meant to be seen and heard! Including all your favourites from the '50's, groovy 1960's movie tunes, the big epics from the 1970's, lesser heard surprises for the die-hard fans along with the high energy, musicianship and performance that the The Elvis Big Band are renowned for.
aining "If it wasn't for my tr ion, at Builder Registrat I wouldn't be running the successful business I am today"
Be prepared for an epic journey as we celebrate the music and legend of Elvis in a show that consistently sells out theatres and is not to be missed!
We have helped more than 70 Peninsula residents become registered builders over the past few years, increasing incomes and building their careers.
The Elvis Big Band is fronted by Logan Jeffs (The Knave) - a professional entertainer and musician who performs The King's vocals and is backed by his hand-picked cast of top musicians from acts such as The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The ReChords, The Tarantinos, Fulton Street, Dela Cáye, Përolas and more!
With training centres at the Frankston Power Centre, Braeside and Springvale, we can show you how to change your life, too.
The band has performed various versions of the Elvis experience to sell out crowds at venues such as The Thornbury Theatre, Memo Music Hall, The Melba Spiegeltent, Howler and more.
Call Nathan on 0419-020-266 to find out how, or go to; builderregistration.com.au
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NORMIE ROWE & THE PLAYBOYS
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ee our very special guest performer , the one and only Australian rock legend, Normie Rowe, along with his band The Playboys, will be performing all their hit songs you love on Friday night at the Rockfest Marquee.
This is just one of many performances featuring bands playing iconic music from the '50’s and '60’s. So put on your dancing shoes and grab your partner for a rocking good time at this years Rosebud Rockfest!
Logan Jeffs performs as Elvis 'The King'
Normie Rowe Photo: Nellyle Comte Photography
Call Brian on 0400-478-038 to discuss a renovation, extension or new home build. Or find us at the Frankston Innovations Display Centre, located at 111 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. October 2019
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TOP BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCES SPRING Discover the fresh food, beer, cider, wine or spirits at the farmgate trails. You’ll see why we were voted the most delicious region in 2018! SUMMER Enjoy a stand up paddle board or a swimming with dolphins experience in Port Phillip Bay. AUTUMN Challenge yourself to all or part of the 100km Mornington Peninsula walk, the scenery will not disappoint! WINTER Immerse yourself in hot springs or take that back beach walk.
Mornington Peninsula the ultimate year-round destination Some might think the Mornington Peninsula is only a summer destination, but in fact, the Mornington Peninsula is an incredibly diverse place with amazing activities yearround and a feast for the eyes with spectacular natural beauty in every season. When summer comes around and the Peninsula is bathed in sunshine, everyone heads outdoors. A summer day would not be complete without a trip to one of our many beaches whether you’re after a crystal clear bay beach or one of our wild ocean surf beaches, the choice is yours. Marine adventures are aplenty. You could enjoy a stand up paddle boarding session along the coastline or a once in lifetime experience swimming with dolphins. You might like to enjoy a lazy afternoon imbibing a pale ale or sipping a chardonnay on a visit to one of our beautiful boutique breweries or wineries. Visitors are also spoilt-for-choice with the wide variety of live summer music concerts
and festivals. Rounding out the day might include a night camping under the stars. In autumn the landscape completely changes with brilliant colours on display. The best place to see this natural beauty is on one of the many walking trails or scenic drives we have on offer. Autumn brings us some of the most awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets. Cooler days bring many visitors out to the autumn festivals and markets around the region. In winter our classic coastal location becomes a quiet oasis. There are fewer visitors, but that means better deals and still an endless array of indoor and outdoor attractions.
We love the slower pace over winter, taking the time to allow our visitors to indulge in cosy fireside dining featuring the best of local fare. Shades of red and brown are in abundance with pinots, single-malt whiskeys, rum and dark ales ready to warm you after a windswept stroll. It’s the perfect time to book a stay in one of our luxury accommodations. You may just find a boutique hotel or villa with a cosy log fire warming up your room. Enjoy a relaxing hot springs experience or pamper yourself with a spa treatment.
The Mornington Peninsula has countless treasures just waiting to be found. As spring rolls around, you’ll see flowering gardens and a bounty of fresh produce. It’s time to plan the perfect picnic to best enjoy the wonders of this season. Picnic amongst some of Australia’s leading sculptures, visit a homestead or stroll around one of our parks! You’re likely to run into a keen golfer or two because the Mornington Peninsula is home to some of Australia’s best premier golf courses. With some accommodation practically on the course you could be teeing off in the morning, having lunch at the clubhouse and then making an afternoon of it with a fishing experience on the bay. Spring is the peak of snapper season! A favourite for many is a trip to Point Nepean National Park. Whether you’re out to see breathtaking scenery, are interested in history or even a possible ghost sighting at the Old Quarantine Station, Point Nepean is the place.
Whether you prefer to get away with your family, a group of friends or your special someone, the Mornington Peninsula has countless treasures just waiting to be found. It’s the ultimate destination year-round!
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Spring on the Mornington Peninsula EVENTS Good vibes will be all about with all the great spring outdoor events. Here’s just a few not to be missed!
MORNINGTON RACECOURSE 12PM - 8PM BOOK TICKETS
Fork to Fork - Plant, Pick & Plate
HERONSWOOD GARDENS 11AM - 2PM BOOK TICKETS
The perfect mix of elevated trackside marquees, garden party vibes on the front lawn, live entertainment and family friendly fun.
Join Heronswood’s own Kitchen Gardeners for a Fork to Fork Masterclass. Learn, be inspired and indulge in all aspects of a Heirloom Kitchen Garden.
Sculpture Park Open Weekend PT. LEO ESTATE 11AM - 5PM FREE
Discover the Beauty of Art, Nature and Culture at Pt. Leo Estate’s annual open day event. Keep your eye out for the weekend’s activities schedule.
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Bass & Flinders turns 10
BASS & FLINDERS DISTILLERY LONG LUNCH BOOK TICKETS
The first distillery on Mornington Peninsula, Bass & Flinders Distillery produces small batch grape-based spirits, brandies and liqueurs.
As the winter chill eases come and find your way to celebrate spring and take a look at some of the best sights and attractions on the Mornington Peninsula.
Arthurs Seat Eagle
Start your spring adventure by exploring a maze garden or fly high on a zipline or gondola
Tree Surfing at Enchanted Adventure Garden Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens Crittenden Wine Centre
Pack a picnic of fresh produce from one of our many farmgates or simply sample your way through the wine food farmgate trail
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By Cameron McCullough
e all aspire to have the perfectly styled home, where the cohesive design flows from room to room. But life is often hectic and, let’s face it, not all of us have that styling ‘knack’. Luckily help is at hand, as two of the areas foremost interior stylists are getting together to run an interior styling masterclass. Cynthia Walsh from bespoke furniture designers and manufacturers, Sorrento Furniture, and Gabby Rosenfeld from interior stylists and designers, Freestyle Interiors, will be running the masterclass in Mornington on 19 October. Sorrento Furniture have built a reputation for excellence with the finest custom-made furniture available, all hand crafted in their factory in Mornington. Their focus on listening to their client’s needs, while offering bespoke design with the finest fabrics available make their finished products the envy of interior stylists.
“Our theme will be ‘Styling to Stay’ and we’ll go through two distinct looks you can achieve in your own home; coastal and raw luxe.” Participants will be shown how to put together the looks on the day and how to add additional items to style the look. “This is about going through design principals, and teaching about furniture, fabrics and accessories to make your home look wonderful,” said Cynthia from Sorrento Furniture. “And while we’ll be focusing on the living area on the day, we aim to provide attendees with the skills required to perform the same styling throughout their entire home.” There will also be the opportunity for clients to purchase items from Sorrento Furniture and Freestyle Interiors’ exclusive wholesale suppliers. “It will be a morning of fun and creativity. And a great way to learn skills that will serve you a lifetime!” said Gabby.
Freestyle Interiors was founded about 15 years ago by Gabby Rosenfeld and has grown to be a team of dedicated and inspired interior designers. They offer expert consultations through to hands-on property styling.
The styling masterclass will be held at Sorrento Furniture’s showroom at 10 Bennetts Rd, Mornington on 19 October between 10am – 11.30am. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $59 (early bird price until 10/10) and are available via Eventbrite:
“We'll be sharing our expert tips on styling including demonstrations and going through the latest design trends for 2020,” said Gabby from Freestyle Interiors.
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Come on in and browse the range. 10 Bennetts Rd, Mornington email@example.com (03) 5975 0344
Whether it is bespoke furniture, or expert reupholstery, we craft our pieces with love and care. Together we will create furniture that you will love for a lifetime.
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The 2019 Arthurs Seat Challenge official launch was held on the 4th September at Arthurs Seat Sea Eagle. Guest s enjoyed a selection of gourmet food and refreshments. Sorrento Furniture hosted an industry design night to launch their â€˜Elementâ€™ collection of all-weather outdoor leather & fabric furniture. To celebrate the release they held a night of fun, magic, networking & the sharing of information with peers from the Mornington Peninsula design community.
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Peninsula Business Networking held a breakfast at Mornington Golf Club on the 20th August. Mercedes Benz Mornington hosted an evening for guests with bespoke guitar maker Ruben Becker providing the entertainment.
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Wednesday Market Personalities Belinda Slices has been making her delicious muesli slices for about 5 years and is now a regular stallholder at the market each week. “They are all handmade by me except when I am very busy and enlist the help of my twenty-year-old grandson who loves cooking”, laughed Belinda. “I take pride in sourcing locally-grown products to give my slices their great taste, including honey from Pure Peninsula Honey”. Her slices are gluten free and are a sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about. Belinda lives in Mornington and she love supporting the local markets.
Meet Candy from Transformational Astrology and Tarot. A meditator and Yogini, she comes from a family of psychologists, healers and artists in which Astrology and Tarot were part of everyday language. She has found that the images and symbols within the Tarot are a universal language describing our inner workings and processes; they can be very helpful in the process of selfknowledge, healing and personal evolution. “It is surprising how a short fifteen minute reading can help people so much and in so many ways”, smiled Candy. “But nothing says it better than the testimonial from my customer Jenny, “I was feeling like nothing was working in my life and found nothing much was giving me relief from my negative thoughts and feelings. My session with Candy turned that around 180º. It was amazing.” Helen from Button to Button learnt knitting, crochet and sewing at very young age and found that she not only loved it but was also very talented. After having worked for a craft shop in Prahran as a designer and sample-maker for eight years, she finally established her own business. Helen designs and makes covered button jewellery, knitwear and bags with hubby Patrick at their home studio in Melbourne. “I love attending the various local craft markets and fairs across the country,” said Helen. “All of my products are unique in designs and hand-made at affordable prices so everyone can add some art and colour to their outfits”.
ART & Reality
Artist Maria Radun in her studio.
By Keith Platt Photos Yanni & supplied
T would be easy for audiences to miss the nuances that go into the staging of reality shows on TV.
Engrossed in the quick repertoire of contestants or by their sideways glances at their partners or opponents, the set – or in the case of Channel 9’s The Block, a building under renovation – can go relatively unnoticed. But for Mornington-based artist, Maria Radun's one decoration added to a master bedroom stood out like a shining light.
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Sitting atop a chest of drawers on the show’s Sunday 25 August episode was one of Radun’s works, a painting of a nude woman she titled Folded. It was a small thing compared to The Block’s overall presentation and its underlying dramas, but to Radun it signalled an acceptance and validation of her art.
Every painting is an attempt to evoke a sense of stillness and a contemplative mood that would draw the viewer into quiet conversation
Her studio in a building that to all outside appearances is a factory in Mornington’s light industrial area, is divided into rooms and leased to “creatives” at Black Spot Gallery and Studios. The space is a hive of industry for artists and designers and has enough room for exhibitions. Radun’s contribution to The Block was achieved when contestants were able to choose artworks from the show’s nominated supplier, the online gallery Art Lovers Australia.
She worked as an illustrator and graphic designer during her 20's, all the time keeping up a steady attendance at workshops and life -drawing classes. On turning 30, she decided to turn her dream into reality and enrolled in fine arts at Monash University.
Now a full time artist, Radun says she has spent the past few years developing a “personal approach” to portraits and the figures, “while studying the classical traditional techniques of painting”. “Every painting is an attempt to evoke a sense of stillness and a contemplative mood that would draw the viewer into quiet conversation.” Her painting of a nude woman, mostly hidden behind a large, tightly clutched cushion, is titled “The impermanence of comfort”.
Watched by hundreds of thousands, Radun’s work was obviously spotted by some viewers and led to her social media “getting lots of engagement and a few more followers”.
Radun says her process often involves preliminary sketches and observational drawing to help develop composition and a better understanding of her subject.
“Some people have bought prints of the painting that was in the show, which is nice, and I’m still hoping for more sales and commissions,” Radun said, five days after the show went to air.
Photographs can be a useful reference but are not “always as true to the real thing”. But they are “convenient, unchanging, detailed” and allow her to “take my time in the comfort of my studio”.
Now a full time artist, Russian-born Radun came to Australia with her family when she was 10, “an age when you’ve already made friends you care about deeply and you are very attached to your school and all your activities, but you’re not quite old enough to understand just what this kind of change means or know to ask for what you need”.
However, it is the play of light on a subject that always forms the basis for inspiration.
“Not knowing any English, the first few years were difficult. It was a strenuous time for the whole family, my parents worked hard to provide for me and my two brothers.”
“I am intrigued by how we perceive ourselves through the eyes of others. I like to explore ideas relating to our relationship with our own bodies, drawing upon my own personal experience from the perspective of a woman in contemporary society.”
However, she adapted to her new home and within two years was “talking to my Aussie friends without much of an accent”.
“I view figures, still life and landscapes as opportunities to explore the effects of light on form. As a former designer, I am also drawn to strong composition, balance and, of course, colour,” she says.
Radun credits the therapeutic and healing qualities of drawing and painting as having helped her settle in.
While enjoying “the personal connection, mutual understanding and empathy that develops between artist and the model”, Radun also often depicts herself, as she did with Folded, the work chosen by The Block contestants, Matt and El’ise.
Dreaming of being an artist, Radun took the more practical course and studied design after leaving school.
“It’s probably common for artists to use themselves this way, as models are expensive,” she says
“I also did illustration, where I could apply my drawing skills more directly, although image making was becoming highly digitised and the work more corporate rather than artistic.”
If sales and inquiries in the wake of The Block are any indication, the days of needing to use herself as a model may be drawing to a close.
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By Andrea Louise Thomas
acing toward perfection dominated much of Mt. Eliza jeweller Jeni Danks early life, but now she takes pleasure in the beauty of imperfection. In her jewellery making practice, she deliberately selects stones that a traditional jeweller might reject. She loves them because their inclusions and tiny imperfections tell a much more interesting story.
Her own life story is quite extraordinary. While she grew up in Melbourne, her parents had a holiday house in Mt. Eliza. Every Friday after school they would pick the children up and head to the Mornington Peninsula for a contrast to city life. Seaside adventures and sailing out from Davey’s Bay Yacht Club were part of family weekends.
By ten, Jeni was skippering her own boat. Sailing gave her a great skillset for life. She learned courage, vigilance and persistence. Reading the weather and looking out for other sailors became second nature. She started to sail competitively in the days before classes were divided into mens and women’s divisions. Prior to that men and women sailed as equals. When classes were divided in 1988, she teamed up with former rival Addy Bucek and the pair of them started racing at World Championships. They went on to compete in the Olympics in Barcelona (1992) and Atlanta (1996). Jeni Lidgett (her maiden name) and Addy Bucek routinely ranked in the top ten virtually everywhere they sailed. It wasn’t just the peaks and troughs of the ocean that Jeni was riding, but the waves of the stock market too. She began her career as an investment advisor. This was in the heady days of the 1980s before, during and after the crash of 1987. It was an interesting time to work in finance. After eighteen years in the market, she decided to leave it behind to focus on her own family. It was then that she and her family moved to Mount Eliza and Jeni started her foray into jewellery making. “It all started with the Mount Eliza acorn,” she says. She had an epiphany standing under the great oak that overlooks their seaside property. She decided then and there that she wanted to make jewellery. The acorn became her first casting and a symbol of a new beginning, but before that she was knotting pearls which, as a yachtie, was a perfect start.
Jeni Danks creating another unique piece of jewellery
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Aquamarine is my stone – it’s what I have an affinity with because it reminds me of the sea Objects from nature inspire her work. She loves the patterns in leaves, shells, seeds and other ephemera of the natural world. She often casts impressions from flora in her earrings, rings and pendants. It’s no surprise with all those years at sea that she is drawn to stones of blue and green. “Aquamarine is my stone – it’s what I have an affinity with because it reminds me of the sea,” she says. Most of her pieces start with a story and grow from there. She returned to the acorn as inspiration for a series called The Gallipoli Acorn exhibited at the Frankston Arts Centre (2018) as part a centenary remembrance of Australia’s ANZAC years. During a visit to Anzac Cove in Turkey, Jeni picked up a Gallipoli acorn. The tiny acorn and prickly leaf were made into jewellery to commemorate the fallen, including her great-uncle who died there. “That’s the sort of project that gives me great satisfaction – doing something so meaningful,” she says. Jeni has created many poignant pieces. A dear friend gave her some gold and stones to make jewellery for her three daughters for their eighteenth birthdays. She held a workshop with seven women who shared a deep bond. They made rings for each other out of wax. Moulding the wax left their fingerprints in it. Jeni then cast their rings into silver, creating something very personal. In the same vein, Jeni can make wedding bands with the couples’ fingerprints forever embedded in them. “Creating stories in my work is important to me. It’s a privilege to be part of the story,” she says. The Daisy Project is her latest jewellery collection. The daisy was cast from the pocket emblem on her mother’s school uniform. Story is central to her work. Lately, she’s finding a lot of people are coming to her with generational jewellery that has been put away for ‘special occasions’ because it’s not something they would want to wear all the time. Jeni says, “Every day is a special occasion. Jewellery shouldn’t be hidden away. It should be worn often because every day is special.” She’s been remaking that older jewellery into something new. Whether she’s panning for sapphires in Tasmanian rivers or collecting treasures from worldly travels, whatever Jeni brings to her workbench is sure to turn into something wonderful.
Find her work on Instagram, facebook and at the upcoming Mount Eliza Art and Design Show from October 25 to 27.
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CONNECT & Create By Andrea Rowe
or a solitary pursuit like writing, writers’ of the Mornington Peninsula are a rather social bunch. The much-adored Peninsula Writers’ Club has been a supportive and inspiring gathering space since 2015.
“We all come together from different stages of our writing journey,” says Founder and President Andrea Rowe, “we’ve collectively contributed to a unique atmosphere of support, connection, guidance, fellowship and focus”
Founded by local copywriter and author Andrea Rowe, the club has hosted over 70 writing meet-ups, workshops, guest author talks, spoken word events and literary road trips.
Andrea recognised the Mornington Peninsula was in need of a united community after many years of commuting to Melbourne for workshops and meet-ups.
The secret of their success? The club’s celebratory and accepting environment recognises that anyone with a passion for writing is welcome at the writing table. Aspiring writers rub shoulders with published authors, professional writers sit in the company of others just starting out.
What started out as a dinner party style affair at Bistro Elba in Sorrento for 10 aspiring and emerging local writing pals grew into a calendar of annual events attracting writers from across the Peninsula. The club boasts monthly writing days at Rosebud’s Seawinds Community Centre, collaborations with creative associations and community
leaders, guest author talks at Blue Mini Café and ongoing advocacy for the voice of local writers.
inclination to write through health, family and professional milestones. Members can choose to attend events where self-managed writing is the sole focus of the day, or evening author and industry talks.
Andrea says that spending time with others really does makes the writing road easier, and less lonely. “Writers understand what other writers are going through. We create these characters - we love them, hate them and doubt them. We create their voices, dialogue, landscapes and their life. That's a big responsibility. Then there's the creating, editing, submitting and all that nail biting - it's a certainly a journey less overwhelming if it's in company.” “We’re all here because we love writing, but we also want to build on our writing skills, develop connections and feel some sense of accountability.” The Peninsula Writers’ Club is a diverse group folks. Some have been writing for years while others have only recently found the time or
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“I get a wonderful buzz out of seeing newcomers arrive at the meetups not sure what to expect, hesitantly pulling out old notebooks that haven’t seen the light of day for years. Weeks later they’re overheard talking about word counts and entering competitions, or sharing a coffee with other members and working on a manuscript they’ve got a renewed vision for,” said Andrea. While she’s keen to point out that the club is not a manuscript assessment and how to write forum “inspiration and support can be absorbed during meaningful and encouraging conversations.” “It’s a genuinely supportive environment giving people permission to step into the writer’s realm, and embrace the craft of storytelling and writing. Several members say they are motivated by association to pursue that writing dream for themselves.”
Andrea say she loves looking around the room at a gathering, listening to the tap of keyboard and eavesdropping on conversations about what a character is doing. “We’re just a bunch of writing folks encouraging each other to remain focussed, troubleshooting plot and character conundrums, and sharing tools and resources to make ourselves better writers. It’s incredibly motivating.” The group has welcomed published and aspiring writers, freelancers, journalists, editors, bloggers, copywriters, memoir and family history writers, poets, script writers and diary scribblers. “It makes for a pretty engaging lunch break chat – naturally you can hardly get a word I,n” jokes Andrea. New member Muriel Cooper loves the energy “Peninsula Writers Club has been an inspiration to me – it’s a great space for writing, networking an socialising– I love it.” “Every gathering is also a brilliant bulletin board of news worth celebrating” said club Vice President and author Rebecca Fraser. “We share when someone has submitted a manuscript, signed a contract, been interviewed or contributed to an anthology. It inspires us all to keep writing.” Rebecca added that other members are happy just to absorb the atmosphere and write for private pleasure.
While there’s been a few road trips to other literary events together, members are equally passionate about writing the narrative of the Mornington Peninsula history and future though a Legends of the Peninsula writing day, Digital Writers in Residency program and Words from the Writers live reading events. The club also advocates for inclusive opportunities on behalf of local writers and a Facebook page, newsletter, website and Eventbrite page shares literary events and news. A new chapter has been written this year as the Peninsula Writers’ Club became incorporated as a not for profit and partnered with Writers Victoria to present workshops. A vibrant local community of connected writers is what inspired Andrea to create the Peninsula Writers’ Club, and she’s only half-way though the story. “We have so much writing talent here on the Mornington Peninsula, it’s just incredibly inspiring to see the words flow.”
Website https://peninsulawritersclub.com.au/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PeninsulaWritersClub/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peninsulawriters
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JANIS HOUSE EXHIBITION
" the other day"
anis House is holding her second solo photography exhibition, ‘the other day’, in November 2019.
‘The other day’ is a measurement of time used when one is recalling memorable moments from travels and exploration. ‘The other day’ can mean a few days ago or many years in the past. Janis’ second solo exhibition, ‘the other day’, presents a selection of images from her recent travels through Central Australia that explore the area’s harsh yet incredibly beautiful landscape. “Our family uses the term ‘the other day’ all too often when recalling events and moments from our adventures,” says Janis. “We always have a laugh at how far we stretch the span of the measurement, so it seemed the perfect name for this exhibition.”
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November 8-10 Janis House
Opening Night - Friday November 8th - 6pm
the other day
The Nook Gallery & Studios - 18 Progress st Mornington
November 8-10 Opening Night - Friday November 8th - 6pm
ok Gallery & Studios - 18 Progress st Mornington
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After receiving her first camera for her eighth birthday, Janis has explored photography for over three decades. Although she mostly uses digital these days, she still shoots film for personal projects and at the request of her wedding clients. When she’s not on the road, Janis runs a successful wedding and commercial photography studio on the Mornington Peninsula. She is also a multi-award-winning member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography Exhibition: ‘the other day’ Dates: 8–10 November2019 Venue: The Nook Gallery, 18 Progress Street, Mornington www.janishousephotography.com
PENINSULA Chamber Musicians
eninsula Chamber Musicians has a busy few months ahead.
Formed in 2013, Peninsula Chamber Musicians has rapidly developed into an outstanding presence in the artistic landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. Whether performing intimate chamber recitals or as the energetic Peninsula Chamber Orchestra, the group seeks to touch the hearts of concert goers and inspire the next generation of performers. PCM invites Primary and Secondary school students to attend their family friendly and engaging concerts free of charge. President, Anthony Pope, emphasises the importance of supporting local music. ‘Live Local, Listen Local is core to our values.’
In conjunction with the Shire’s Positive Aging Department, offering transport to concerts for the elderly continues to be a priority. PCM’s chamber ensembles have provided entertainment in local libraries, local aged care facilities, art gallery openings and for private functions. The powerhouse of the group, the Peninsula Chamber Orchestra engages musicians from across the Peninsula and beyond in energetic and family friendly performances. Led by Artistic Director Andrew Hall (MSO), the Chamber Orchestra has worked with guest soloists Amir Farid, Eric Kennedy, Helen Ireland, Isin Cakmakcioglu and Caroline Almonte. Their Concert season will be expanding the Chamber Music series to Flinders for two extra concerts in 2020. Peninsula Chamber Musicians are incredibly grateful for the support of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Bendigo Bank, Crittenden Estate, Common Folk & Beleura House.
Beleura House Concert Chamber Recital Saturday 05 October, 1:30pm Beleura House, Mornington ** Limited seating left** Tickets and more info: www.peninsulachambermusicians.com.au
Peninsula Hot Springs Concert for Peninsula Seniors Festival with guest conductor Ingrid Martin Sunday 20 October, 2:00 – 4:00pm Peninsula Hot springs Sound Amphitheatre, Fingal Tickets: https://peninsulahotspringsseniors.eventbrite.com.au 2019 Program 4 with guest conductor Ingrid Martin Saturday 09 November, 2:00pm All Saints Anglican Church, Rosebud Tickets: www.trybooking.com/459768 Sunday 10 November, 2:00pm Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington Tickets: www.trybooking.com/459771 Live local. Listen Local Photos @amandastuartphotos October 2019
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Style File SPRING FASHION ON THE PENINSULA
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he fashion trends for spring/summer 2019 are eclectic and broad ranging featuring everything from empowering suits and utility pieces, floaty feminine dresses and fun, retro revivals such as puffy sleeves, bike shorts paired with blazers, tie dye, and tartan. There really is something for everyone. The Peninsula Essence team share our favourite trends for the season.
Go for Utilitarian designs such as boiler suits, shirt dresses, and Bermuda shorts in linen and khaki.
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By Helen Baker
SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO BOOST YOUR RETIREMENT Nest Egg There’s a lot to look forward to about retirement. You will have more time to travel, read and spend time with those you love. You might even take up a new hobby or two. But to truly enjoy this beautiful time in your life, it helps to be financially secure. If you’re nearing retirement age, now is the time to pull out all the financial stops to set yourself up for a stress-free retirement. Here are a few simple steps you can take to boost your retirement nest egg. 1. GET OUT OF DEBT
3. MAKE YOUR INVESTMENTS WORK HARDER
Taking debts into retirement with you is the last thing you want – so pay off any debts as fast as you can. Work overtime if possible, or delay retirement by a year or two if need be. It might feel like a bit of a hard slog for a while, but paying off debts without regular income will be much harder. Sell items you no longer need and cut down on unnecessary spending. That retirement cake is going to taste so much sweeter knowing you’re in the black.
Do you know how well your superannuation investment strategy is performing? If you haven’t paid much attention to this in the past, now is a great time to start.
2. MAKE EXTRA PRE-TAX SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS Your superannuation is your retirement savings plan and the more you look after it while you’re still working, the better it will look after you when the time comes. Consider putting extra money into your super. You can do this by asking your employer to contribute some of your pre-tax salary on your behalf, or you may be able to make a personal contribution if you complete the appropriate paperwork. The current cap is $25,000, including the employer contribution and the new “catch-up” legislation will allow you top up if you missed out – seek advice on details. This is an incredibly tax effective strategy that will boost your super while you save on tax.
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A lot of people prefer to be conservative with their investments later in life, but if you’re still a few years away from retirement you could consider investing in higher growth assets to build your wealth more quickly. The right mix of conservative and high-growth strategies for you may have changed over the years so it’s important to get the right balance for your circumstances. If you like to DIY, visit ASIC’s MoneySmart website which explains some investment terminology, but note that every fund is different so perhaps seeking professional financial advice before making any changes is wiser. 4. DOWNSIZE AND REAP THE BENEFITS If you’re bouncing around in a big family home and no longer need the space, selling it is a great way to free up some extra cash for retirement.
If you’re over 65, you may be eligible to put proceeds from the sale of your home towards your super up to a maximum of $300,000 per person. This is on top of any other voluntary contributions you may have made. Of course, selling an asset like this can be an emotional decision and is not to be taken lightly, but if it works for you, it could be a great earner. There are a few hoops to jump through with this, so if you’re interested in doing it, read up on the rules via the Australian Tax Office website and get some independent advice. 5. GET PROFESSIONAL ADVICE I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to sit down with a qualified financial adviser to ensure you’re setting yourself up for a great retirement. A financial adviser is a bit like a physiotherapist who looks at an athlete’s physical condition, identifies weaknesses and devises a strategy to reach optimum fitness ahead of a big game.
A good financial adviser will be able to examine your assets, investments and debts, and develop a plan to put you in a much stronger financial position when you retire. Money certainly can’t buy happiness, but having enough of it allows you to spend less time worrying about your finances and more time focusing on what matters to you. By working hard to grow your nest egg now, you will reap the rewards with a worry-free retirement. The earlier you start, the better. Helen Baker is a licenced Australian financial adviser and author of two books: On Your Own Two Feet – Steady Steps to Women’s Financial Independence and On Your Own Two Feet Divorce – Your Survive and Thrive Financial Guide. Helen is among the 1% of financial planners who holds a masters ' degree in the field. Find out more at www.onyourowntwofeet.com.au Note this is general advice only and you should seek advice specific to your circumstances.
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MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB IS A LOT MORE THAN JUST SAILING. Like all yacht clubs, the main activity at MYC is sailing for all ages, whether your are 7 or 70. But there is so much more. Clubs only exist because of their great volunteers, helping on the water and around the club. There’s bound to be an activity just right for you, whether it’s helping out with the BBQ, to helping conduct our sailing programme on and off the water. Supported by their partnership with the award-winning restaurant, “The Rocks”, MYC offers a wonderful social environment seven days a week. There are few better locations on Port Phillip, with superb panoramic views across the harbour and bay from the club’s expansive deck, the perfect place for a quiet drink, snack or beautifully prepared meal. MYC offers breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. And MYC also has social events for its members and their friends throughout the year. At only $200 for the year, it’s great value.
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Of course, if you want to sail, MYC is certainly the place for you and your family. The experienced sailor can readily find a yacht and crew to sail with on a Thursday evening or Saturday afternoon during the summer months. And if you’re new to the sport, MYC has a range of courses provided by accredited instructors to give you all the skills necessary to enjoy this wonderful activity. There is a range of memberships available to suit individuals, couples and families, whether you’re a keen sailor, complete novice, or you just want to socialize with some of the friendliest people you’re likely to meet.
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SENIORS feature SMALL SPACE SOLUTIONS FOR DOWNSIZING
PARC IS CELEBRATING SENIORS!
Downsizing living arrangements is a challenge often faced by retirees. For houses a little pressed for space or smaller living arrangements, the team at Fold Out Furniture have some wonderful small space solutions.
Between 7 - 31 October, PARC is offering a range of activities for seniors - all absolutely free! Join the Centre tour on Monday 7th and be guided through the facility by a friendly staff member.
Managing Director, Fold Out Furniture, Sue Frendin, says one way to increase your space that you mightn't think of is a bed that folds away onto a wall.
If you're after something a little more active, PARC has an extensive list of group exercise classes on offer from Tai Chi to Virtual SH'BAM. Simply visit their website to see the full calendar of events including hearing tests by Australian Hearing Frankston and a tasty PARC afternoon tea.
"Fold Out Furniture offers a range of wall bed solutions to the peninsula, and we have both DIY and Italian wall beds on display in Frankston, "she said. "We help you to make the most of your space, using your furniture in a clever way. It 's great for downsizing to a small house and creates multi- functional rooms, allowing you to turn your desk, lounge or bookcase into a guest bed for visiting friends and family". Visit the website at www.foldoutfurniture.com.au or have a Displays at Frankston Power Centre. Also a larger showroom available by appointment at the Home Ideas Centre, 1686 Princes Highway, Oakleigh East. Call Heidi on 0499 999 931 for more information.
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Activities are subject to availability and bookings must be made in-Centre via PARC Reception. As a senior resident, you can become a PARC member during the month of October and save up to $99 with no joining fee. Mention Victorian Seniors Festival when joining to claim this offer. Membership T&Cs apply. Offer ends 31 October 2019. To hear more about their $0 joining fee call PARC on 9781 8444.
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SENIORS feature ENJOY THE BENEFIT OF RETIREMENT LIVING AT MORVEN MANOR What are the benefits of retirement living?
Why Morven Manor?
Most surveys show – whether it’s individual providers or the national McCrindle Baynes Census – that the majority of the approximate 184,000 people who live in retirement villages across Australia are happy, and in fact happier than they were before making the move. There is so much more to retirement villages than simply purpose-built accommodation. A retirement village is your home; your community. It’s a place to meet new friends and discover new interests. Services and facilities are right at your door, as is the opportunity for fun and exercise in a safe and friendly environment.
Morven Manor is located at the heart of the seaside town of Mornington and provides a place of tranquillity while still remaining connected to the vibrancy of the seaside town. Enjoy the lush landscaped gardens or take a lunchtime stroll to have a coffee at one of Mornington’s high quality cafés and restaurants. There are more than fifty wineries and cellar doors, heritage gardens and historic estates to explore. Relax in the natural beauty of the Peninsula’s many national parks, play a round on some of Australia’s most scenic golf courses or enjoy a day at the track at the Mornington Racing Club.
Morven Manor aims to enhance an overall sense of wellbeing for each individual resident by looking at the whole picture. Through supporting community connections, offering physical activities and accommodating a variety of hobbies and interests, we are making sure that our residents have every opportunity to spend their time doing things they enjoy. The choice is yours to be involved in the community as much or as little as you like.
The community centre, the Manor House, is a hub of social activity and events. Residents can be found enjoying the peace and quiet of a good book in the library, socialising with friends over a barbeque or joining a group exercise class; whatever lifestyle you are looking for it is sure to be catered for at Morven Manor.
Retirement living is a great way to step into a low maintenance lifestyle. Having a home specially designed for ease and comfort as well as having community spaces and landscaped grounds maintained for you means that you can forget the struggles of mowing the lawn, pulling weeds or cleaning gutters, you will be able to spend your time doing the things you enjoy instead! As your care needs change over time you can have peace of mind knowing that a variety of services* are available to make life comfortable and convenient while supporting you so as to maintain your independence. From housekeeping to health checks to running errands, we’ve got you covered.
We offer private and spacious accommodation options with a range of sizes and floorplans to suit your needs. Our current most popular available options are two-bedroom units overlooking Tanti Creek woodlands conveniently located close to the Manor. How can I learn more? The best way to learn what Morven Manor Retirement Living is like is by experiencing it! Come and learn from industry experts in retirement living and see all that we have to offer at Morven Manor at our Information Day from 10.00am to 1.00pm on Friday, 11th October 2019. Afterwards enjoy Liz Davenport’s special fashion show from 1.00pm to 2.00pm with brand labels Florence Broadhurst and Creata Couture. Experience the community spirit of Morven Manor with a Saturday market on the 12th of October from 11.00am to 3.00pm. There will be a coffee cart, market stalls, wine tasting and another chance to see Liz Davenport’s fashion show from 1.00pm to 2.00pm. *Additional fees apply.
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SENIORS feature VICTORIAN SENIORS FESTIVAL AT THE EAGLE
Gliding quietly through the sky in an aerial gondola at Arthurs Seat Eagle, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported a million miles away, rather than just an hour out of Melbourne. With uninterrupted views, framed by swaying manna gums, grazing kangaroos and the trace of distant coastlines, you are immersed in a truly majestic Australian landscape. Named in honor of the wedge-tailed eagle, indigenous to the area and revered in local Aboriginal lore, the gondola experience is one of flight. You’ll soar above and past the trees, travelling in comfortable, all weather and fully accessible cabins. It’s an awe-inspiring journey passing over the beautiful Arthurs Seat State Park, ascending to the summit, 314 metres above sea level. At the top enjoy a quality, casual dining experience at The Eagle Café. With amazing views from nearly every table and an expansive outdoor deck there’s plenty of room to sit with a coffee and a snack or even a local wine or beer. Among the interactive displays you’ll also find locally-made and inspired giftware as well as traditional souvenirs to remember your visit by. Taking a stroll around the summit area you can explore the nearby Seawind Gardens or look out across the Mornington Peninsula from one of the many viewing platforms. For a fun family photo there’s the ‘Arthurs Seat the Third’ cast iron chair in the summit gardens to sit upon as well as a replica seat from the original 1960’s chairlift at the Base Station.
The Eagle offers a relaxing experience, steeped in history and surrounded by nature. SENIORS FESTIVAL OFFER This October we’ll be celebrating the Victorian Seniors Festival with our signature Devonshire Tea offer. All you need to do is present your Seniors Card and mention this special at the ticket box to receive a return gondola flight and a Devonshire Tea for just $16.50 per person. Valid Monday to Friday only from 1 – 31 October 2019. Need to Know: Open daily from 10am (excl Christmas Day) Base Station: 1085 Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC 3936 Summit Station: 795 Arthurs Seat Rd, Arthurs Seat VIC 3936 A return trip takes approximately 30 minutes but average length of stay is 2 hours as visitors enjoy the café and nearby walks in the parklands.
Ticket costs are: $24 Adults, $15 Child and $21 Seniors/Student. Tel: 03 5987 0600 Email: email@example.com www.aseagle.com.au
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SENIORS feature SERVING UP GREAT FOOD, VALUE & ENTERTAINMENT Established on the corner of Nepean Highway and Tanti Avenue in 1852, the Mornington Hotel (previously the Mornington on Tanti and Tanti Hotel) has been an integral part of the Mornington community for generations. Going through many changes and redevelopments since its’ humble beginnings, the hotel now encompasses a 190 seat bistro with children’s games room and playground, sports bar, wagering facilities, two function rooms and 19 luxury 4 star hotel suites. The Mornington Hotel offers great value for seniors, with a tailored seniors' menu from $14.50 with two and three course options available, 20% discount off main meals and an exclusive seniors only $17 three course lunch special Monday to Thursday, representing great value and available with the presentation of your Seniors Card. Seniors also enjoy a wide variety of activities at our hotel, including our ever popular Morning Melodies held on the last Wednesday of every month, where for $18 guests can enjoy morning tea and a 2 course meal with a musical performance from talented musicians like Arnie Griff, Bobby James and Issi Dye.
Our experience and quality sets us apart, with bookings essential as shows can book out months in advance. We also offer a monthly bingo with cash and great prizes on offer, held on the second Monday of the month for $18 with morning tea, two course meal and two books with extra books available for purchase. On weekends, enjoy our ‘Super Saturday’ in the sports bar with $10 Parma and Pot or our Sunday Roast Carvery, available for $14.50 for seniors in the bistro. The Mornington Hotel Rewards Program also offers great value, with daily member specials, 5% discount, rewards point system and $25 birthday voucher. So come down to the Mornington Hotel today and enjoy the benefits and our promotions for seniors!
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By Melissa Walsh
olperroâ€™s own executive chef, Michael Demagistris, is off to Paris after being announced a winner in the 2019 Shared Tables Thierry Marx Career Development Award. This unique award provides the opportunity for one apprentice/cookery or patisserie student and one fully qualified chef to work in the great culinary city of Paris, under the guidance of world renowned chef, Thierry Marx. continued next page...
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Demagistris won the highly coveted award from 27 finalists. Since the start, after the competition, 23 commercial cookery/patisserie students and one chef, in 2018, have travelled to Paris for this life changing-experience. Chef Thierry Marx is renowned for his food innovation and kitchen leadership that is highly respected from chefs all around the world. “As a qualified chef, I believe that continued learning is vital,” said Demagistris who has always had a passion for the peninsula. “I am thrilled to win this award to further solidify my skills as a chef and make me better equipped for modern cuisine and give me currency to put back into programs that help people throughout foodservice. I believe it’s not what you can achieve alone that makes you truly remarkable but how many people you can lift up with you”.
as an aspiring chef under Jacques Reymond in the kitchen of the internationally acclaimed restaurant, Jacques. Highly ambitious, Michael moved on from his senior role at Jacques and took it upon himself to learn from the most revered chefs, working in restaurants around the world including Alinea and The Publican in Chicago, and Noma in Copenhagen. Out of genuine love for the Mornington Peninsula and a thirst for the opportunity to grow, Michael made the move to the region, accepting a role as the youngest ever Executive Chef at the prestigious Sorrento Golf Club. During this time, Michael made his mark by gaining a placing in the top four of TV series MasterChef the Professionals, before going on to transform the seaside restaurant Buckley’s Chance as Executive Chef.
As a qualified chef, I believe that continued learning is vital
The judges were impressed, not only with Demagistris’ cooking and technical abilities, but his knowledge of Thierry Marx which they said was exceptional. The prize includes airfares, accommodation and three weeks in Paris with 14 days training under the guidance of Thierry Marx and his team at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Demagistris joined Polperro two years ago bringing with him a wealth of experience, unwavering enthusiasm and a wholehearted love for the local region. A passion for food was ingrained in Michael Demagistris from childhood. However, his culinary journey began while working
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Michael’s enthusiasm for delivering incredibly flavoursome food that emphasises the region’s local produce led him to open his own restaurant East Bar and Dining in Mount Martha. Here, Michael developed a menu that highlighted his culinary skills and thirst for innovation, as well as his love for foraging and sourcing the best produce the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. The award winning chef continues to create incredible dishes at Polperro using stunning regional produce and foraged ingredients.
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Michael sourcing local ingredients to use in his cooking. October 2019
Recipe BEETROOT CIGAR, MAIN RIDGE DAIRY CASHMERE, BEURRE NOISETTE SNOW Components
Brick pastry cigar
Smoked beetroot jam
King salmon snow
400g Apple cider pickle (see recipe)
30g King Salmon fat
Smoked beetroot jam
1 sheet of brick pastry cut into 9cm long x 8cm wide
Main Ridge Dairy cashmere curd
20ml King Salmon fat
King Salmon fat snow
Beetroot cigar case Ingredients
300g Beetroot cooked 40g Icing sugar 50g Isomalt 10g Glucose
Blitz all of the ingredients to 80 degrees in Thermomix. Spread on dehydrator mats using a rectangle mould 9cm long x 6cm wide, let dehydrate for 5 to 6 hours. Mould with sugar lamp using plastic plumber pipe 1 ½ cm in diameter.
Using a copper pipe 9cm in length 1cm in diameter brush the brick pastry with the King Salmon fat and roll it around the copper pipe. Place into a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees for around 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooked, remove from the copper pipe and set aside.
Main Ridge Dairy cashmere goat curd Ingredients
200g Main Ridge Dairy, cashmere goat curd 50g Sugar syrup 10g Pink salt 100g Apple cider jam
Mix all of the above ingredients together, in a large mixing bowl until fully combined.
1200g Large beetroots
100g Malto dextrin
23g Agar agar
Pinch of xanthan gum
Juice the beetroots then pass the juice through fine filter paper. Weigh the filtered beetroot liquid to 1000g then add the 400g apple cider pickle. Put the liquid into a pot then add the agar agar and whisk. Bring the mix to a boil making sure every 2 to 3 minutes you give the mix a really good whisk. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and pour into a plastic gastro tray, refrigerate until hard set.
In a stainless-steel bowl, mix the malto dextrin and King Salmon fat until it forms a light fluffy snow.
Fill a piping bag with half of the goat curd and half with the smoked beetroot jam. Pipe this mixture into the brick pastry then carefully place the pastry into the beetroot cigar. Dip the cigar into the King Salmon snow and serve.
Break up the gel and put into the Thermomix, blend until smooth, then add the xanthan and blend for a further 2 minutes. Pour the mix into a gastro tray, and using the smoking gun, smoke the mixture with apple wood chips, cover with glad wrap. Smoke 2 or 3 times until desired smokiness is achieved.
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CRAFT Bakers Story Andrea Louise Thomas Photos Yanni
uality is the cornerstone of everything made at Johnny Ripe. Given that its proprietors Michelle Ball and Adam Dargan are fully qualified world-class chefs, itâ€™s not surprising that their baked goods are distinctive and delicious. If anything, they are overqualified, but as they are also raising three young children, quality of life is just as important to them as the quality of their products.
Their little factory in Mornington is humming away six days a week with a team of ten, including Michelle and Adam, hand making every single meat pie, fruit pie, brownie, savoury tart, doughnut, cronut, sausage roll and slice.
Every part of the process from preparing the ingredients to baking to packaging is done onsite and handcrafted with care using real top quality ingredients. (Yes, that means real butter and lots of it. They go through a tonne of butter a week!) None of their products contain fillers or preservatives. While quality does not come cheap, their products are worth it, not just for their great taste, but also for what customers get. Their family pies are 1.2kg of real goodness. Their baked goods are made to come to a customerâ€™s table just as they were when they left the factory. That takes hard work - something this dynamic duo knows all about. continued next page...
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Everything we do, we do honestly, humbly and earnestly,
Adam and Michelle have been a successful team for a long time. They met in 1995 when they were apprentice chefs in Sydney. It was fortunate that they both became chefs because, as Michelle explained, it’s difficult to understand how all-consuming the work of a chef is unless you are in the trade. She has seen many couples break up when only one of the pair was a chef. Fortunately Adam and Michelle have always been on the same page and in the same kitchen.
Working as chefs has led the pair to many interesting places. After gaining their qualifications, they spent the next seven years travelling to over 25 countries on four continents. They wanted to gain as much experience as they could in as many environments as possible from five star hotels to private residences and everywhere in between. In Scotland, they worked for an ex-army captain who lived on a country estate. In that job, they had to forage and hunt for all the ingredients before cooking them. Dinner parties at the Captain’s often sat 30 people. When they returned to Sydney, they ran their own successful restaurant. They did that for a year, but Michelle had a dream (literally) of having a cupcake shop. So they opened one.
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They took to travelling again, but this time it was in Australia. They travelled up and down the East Coast looking for a new place to call home. They fell in love with the Mornington Peninsula for its many virtues, but ultimately decided upon it because of its reputation as a ‘foodie’ destination. The Johnny Ripe seed was sown in 2010 when the couple purchased a small property on Barkers Road, Main Ridge that just happened to come with a mature apple orchard. With 150 trees, they had to do something with all those apples. They opened a weekend shop operating out of their shed; Friday to Sunday they’d see 250 cars up and down their drive! It was a bit too successful! When strangers started showing up at all hours and on weekdays, they knew they needed a new venue. So they leased a building on Main Creek Road and set up their new brand, Johnny Ripe. Why Johnny Ripe? Well, they were
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When food critic Matthew Evans from The Sydney Morning Herald gave them a great review, their shop really took off so they opened a couple more. Despite its roaring success, after a few years they decided to sell the business.
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growing Jonathan apples and picking them when ripe. (Though there is also a cheeky nod to the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten in there. No reflection on the apples.) “Johnny Ripe is about the brand, standing for good quality, good value and handmade. Everything we do, we do honestly, humbly and earnestly,” Michelle says. They started at the Main Creek Road venue as a supper club with a fixed price menu. It was a rollicking success. They then operated as a café/restaurant, but that got too busy for them too. Now Johnny Ripe restaurant runs as its own entity separate from Michelle and Adam. It’s the same with their Johnny Ripe retail shop in Red Hill. The Epicurean Group runs that, but both venues are places you can buy Johnny Ripe products. They can also be found in fine food shops all around the Peninsula. What Michelle and Adam strive for now is a sustainable life that allows them plenty of family time. Selling their pies and pastries wholesale from their factory in Mornington is enough. So, for the past five years, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing. And like everything else, they’re doing it well.
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Maitena Zantvoort and Ewan Campbell. October 2019
WHERE SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY Meet By Melissa Walsh Photos Gary Sissons
wenty years ago, an eager couple fresh out of university decided to buy some grapes and start their own winemaking business. For the two budding winemakers, it didn’t seem a huge task. Looking back now, the owners of Phaedrus Estate are both surprised and thrilled at what they have achieved. Maitena Zantvoort and Ewan Campbell still work every day on their vineyard which has become a family affair. They are just as passionate about the grape as the day they started. “We met at university in Adelaide where we were both studying winemaking,” said the couple. “By the third year, we were dating.” These days the couple have four teenagers who all help work on the 10 acre estate in Moorooduc.
our winemaking,” said Ewan. “There is both science and creativity in the process. When you decide to pick the grapes is creative, it’s knowing when the grapes are ready and scientifically what is going to produce the best outcome.” Within the first year of moving to the Moorooduc property, the young couple, along with their new son, opened the cellar door and four years later, the winery. “It has been a time-consuming venture but we wouldn’t change a thing. In that first year, I would do the pruning while our son slept in the pram beside me,” said Maitena of the vineyard maintenance that went from dawn till dusk. “Our wines have always been well received and we grow a variety of grapes used for making pinot, pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz.”
We respect the plants and the soil and everything we do has to be sustainable in the long run
For Maitena, winery life was always in her blood, growing up on Stumpy Gully Winery which her parents, Frank and Wendy, started in 1989. “My parents moved here from Holland with myself and three siblings when I was only four. They bought their first block of land here in 1981,” said Maitena who remembers being surrounded by vines and winemaking. “I remember them planting the first vineyard at Stumpy Gully when I was as teenager and it was a natural progression for me to study winemaking after that.”
Wanting to be together in the industry, the young couple bought their own grapes and made wine from the Stumpy Gully site for the first two years. “We had two vintages starting in 1998 and within two years decided to buy our own property,” said Ewan. “Maitena was three months pregnant when we moved in.” As for the name of the vineyard, ‘Phaedrus Estate’, the couple decided long ago what their winery would be called after reading a book at university called ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’. “Phaedrus comes from Greek philosophy originally but it was when we read ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’, which was a 1970s book with a cult following, that the notion stuck with us. The main character is obsessed with the idea that quality is the place where art and science meet, and we could see real parallels with
For the winemakers, growing pinot is their favourite although Maitena loves a white wine.
“There’s a lot of work that goes into a pinot, with more variables to take into account. There are more things you have to control so if you get a nice pinot, a lot of hard work has gone into it. It is rich and complex and a pinot from ten years ago will bring back memories of the season it was grown,” said the couple who want to bridge the gap between science and creativity. “There is nothing better than using knowledge and passion to turn grapes into a wine that people enjoy. We approach each aspect of the vineyard and winery with an open mind and a holistic approach but we question everything even if it has already been proven. The great thing about working with a living system is that there are no absolute rights or wrongs, what might work well in a vineyard over the hill on volcanic soil might not work well in our sandy-loam vineyard. We respect the plants and the soil and everything we do has to be sustainable in the long run. In the winery the main aim is to make beautiful wines as simply as possible.”
Phaedrus Estate is at 220 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Moorooduc. Phone 5978 8134. www.phaedrus.com.au October 2019
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MORNINGTON Draught M
ornington Peninsula Brewery is bolstering its core range and permanently adding a draught to their portfolio.
It was with great anticipation that the brewery launched its new, and already award-winning Mornington Draught last month. Set to be permanently on tap from mid-September, alongside their already infamous, Pale, Brown, Lager and IPA, this latest release is tempting the utmost of Australian drinkers over to the draught-side of independent beer. “Mornington Draught is designed for those who are looking for a little more from their normal draught beer and challenging the perception of this style of beer in Australia’’ says Matt Bebe, CEO Mornington Peninsula Brewery. The recipe for Mornington Draught, created right here on the Mornington Peninsula, uses premium Australia malts to deliver a distinctly pure Lager with a refreshingly full-bodied flavour and an unmatchable clean crisp finish. Draught has always held
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the reputation as the perfect brew for the Australian lifestyle and Mornington Draught without exception will be a great session beer to share with friends. The brewery team, at Mornington have just under a decade of experience and have crafted more than 90 beer recipes during this time and have firmly cemented themselves as one of Australia’s leading independent breweries. Well regarded for his innovation, Matt, was also a key instigator of the Beer Cider and Spirit Trail that sees a collaboration of the burgeoning craft brewery scene here on the Mornington Peninsula. Beer lovers who mention reading Peninsula Essence will be able to enjoy a pot of Mornington Draught on the Brewery for free* at their Watt Road premises, and will soon be able to buy instore and on tap in venues all across the Mornington Peninsula. *Limit one per person and available only at Mornington Peninsula Brewery Watt Road Mornington during the month of October 2019
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PENINSULA Fresh W
ith such a diverse range of food growing locally the Mornington Peninsula’s farm gates are a wonderful way to purchase direct from the people who have grown, reared or made it - and what better time to sample the best of the region than in Spring?
The Peninsula also boasts exceptional olive oil producers including Hart's Farm who also make wonderful apple ciders from traditional English and French apple varieties and Green Olive at Red Hill whose farm store houses olive oil, olives, tapenade, relishes, chutneys and olive oil body products.
On Saturday 2 November Hawkes Farm are hosting an Open Day, celebrating all things Spring, including strawberry and carrot picking, tractor rides and loads of family entertainment along with their usual delicious range of produce in their farm shop.
Long standing apple orchardists, Mock Red Hill continue to grow magnificent biodynamic apples, which are available from their charming cider lounge cellar door along with beautiful apple cider, juices and freeze-dried fruits.
Torello Farm also sell an impressive selection of local produce including heirloom vegetables, grass fed beef and lamb as well as preserves and take home meals, and in Spring they also run hands on workshops covering topics like wicking beds and compost making.
Protein lovers will adore Woolumbi Farm who ethically farm rare breed Wessex Saddleback pork, Black Faced Suffolk lamb and Belted Galloway beef that’s available from their on-farm butchers shop along with a wonderful range of complimentary chutneys and sauces.
If hands on activities spark your interest, swing by Sunny Ridge in November when strawberry picking begins and then, after all your hard work, be sure to treat yourself to their famous strawberry icecream and desserts. At Ripe n’Ready Cherry Farm you can pick cherries between midNovember to January as well as do a spot of trout fishing whilst visiting their farm gate shop. Sweet and morello cherries are also available for picking at the Red Hill Cherry Farm along with their legendary cherry ice cream, cordial, beer, cider and port. At Benton Rise Farm in Tuerong a grand 1910 Red Rattler train carriage takes centre stage fully laden with local produce and gourmet delights, and a little further down the Peninsula in Boneo you’ll find fourth generation King’s Market Gardens selling their seasonal harvests direct from the farm. For local cheese, there is no better place than the award winning Main Ridge Dairy who pride themselves in producing high quality goats milk that’s lovingly handmade into magnificent cheeses. Visitors can meet the friendly goats, then kick back and sample a cheese platter and glass of local wine from the farmhouse.
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And finally, if it’s local seafood you’re after, look no further than Safety Beach foreshore for Peninsula Fresh Seafood who sell fresh locally caught fish and mussels along with oysters, prawns, scallops and crabs.
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INNAUGURAL Winefolk A
n all-Australian music line up is set to light up the Peninsula at the first ever Winefolk event this December. Headlined by The Cat Empire, the Winefolk stage will also host The Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald, Cookin’ On 3 Burners and Sun Salute. “We’re thrilled to bring together this stellar Australian line up for the first Winefolk” said Lisa MacGregor, Event Producer. “The Cat Empire is known far and wide as one of the world’s greatest party bands, and their genre-defying music will no doubt get the crowd up and dancing,” said Lisa. The Cat Empire will be touring Australia during October and November to promote their new album Stolen Diamonds, released earlier this year. The Cat Empire will be supported by The Beautiful Girls in one of only two shows they’re playing in the coming 12 months. Ash Grunwald, Cookin’ On 3 Burners and Sun Salute round out the line up in what promises to be a fun and uplifting early-summer afternoon of Australian music.
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Winefolk is a new music and wine event, presented by Red Hill Estate in conjunction with Scarlett Mac Events, the team behind the popular Peninsula VineHop Festival. “We’re thrilled to be working with Lisa and the team to bring this event to life,” said Frank Fabrizio, owner of Red Hill Estate. “We’re celebrating 30 years of Red Hill Estate this year, so wanted to mark it by sharing our love of wine, music and the Mornington Peninsula.” Lisa said the event is about showcasing great Australian music alongside Peninsula-based wine, beer and cider producers. “We’re proud to showcase some of the best wine, beer and cider producers on the Peninsula,” said Lisa. “Jetty Road Brewery, Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Red Hill Brewery, Ten Sixty One Cider and Two Bays Beer will be joining us at Winefolk alongside Red Hill Estate.” “Think chilled summer vibes, top-notch wine, beer, cider and delicious food. It will be a fun, memorable day out – and an easy way to get family and friends together for an end-of-year catch up!” said Lisa.
“Early bird tickets have already sold out, so we encourage anyone thinking about coming along to book their tickets soon.” Tickets are on sale now. Winefolk Saturday 7 December 2019 Gates 1pm, Music 2–8pm The Briars, 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha Winefolk is an 18+ event. Early bird tickets are sold out. General Admission tickets from $96 + booking fee. VIP packages available, $280 + booking fee.
2019 innaugural Winefolk musical line up: • The Cat Empire • Ash Grunwald
• The Beautiful Girls • Cookin’ on 3 Burners
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Rosebud is a seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula, approximately 75 km southeast of the Melbourne city centre. Rosebud is a large beach-side town fronting Port Phillip, located between Rye and Dromana, and has a population of 13,195 (2016 census). Rosebud provides safe swimming beaches along its continuous stretch of sandy bay coastline, with the focal point being Rosebud Pier which it located opposite Jetty Road and extends about 300 metres into the water. Originally known as Banksia Point, Rosebud began life as a fishing community in the early 1850s. On 2 June 1855, the cargo vessel Rosebud, owned by one of the colony's best known pastoralists Edward Hobson, was washed over the large sandbars and onto the beach. The burgeoning community made off with the cargo of damask and household goods, but the wreck remained for many years as the locals slowly stripped its hull to use in the construction of houses. It became commonplace to call the area "The Rosebud" in reference to the ship, which was shortened to "Rosebud" as the last vestiges of the ship disappeared. Rosebud's commercial centre stretches along one side of about a 2 kilometre length of Point Nepean Road, with some shops separated from this wide thoroughfare by a service road. The shopping precinct features attractive garden strips, paved areas and several wood carvings of notable local identities from the past. A notable feature of Rosebud's bay foreshore is a lack of commercial development. Most of the area between the coastal route of Point Nepean Road and the beach consists of community facilities, parkland and camping areas within sections of bushland. A striking landmark in Rosebud is the bushy mountain peak of Arthurs Seat. It rises up in the distance behind the shops along Point Nepean Road and provides a scenic backdrop when viewed from Rosebud's beaches.
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Rosebud covers an area of 1,051 square km. The foreshore area of Rosebud is one of the largest camping areas on the peninsula. During the summer months the populations of Rosebud and Dromana can double is size, giving a very touristy feel. Rosebud has a temperate coastal climate, and is usually several degrees cooler than Melbourne. The annual maximum mean temperature is 19.1 C The median house price is $580,000 and for a unit it's $499,000. By the 1960s, Rosebud had emerged as the largest town on the southern peninsula, complete with a shopping centre and extensive sporting facilities. In time it became home to an increasing number of permanent residents, including 'sea change' retirees. Some of the famous residents (permanent and holiday) of Rosebud were Judith Mavis Cock (Judith Durham), Arthur Boyd and William John Ferrier. Judith spent her first six summers in the weatherboard house that stood on the west side of Durham Place. It is well documented on many websites that Arthur Boyd the 1995 Australian of the Year launched his fabulous career as a painter from the age of 16 while living in Rosebud with his grandfather from 1936 to 1939. One of young Arthur's paintings was of the Burnhams' jetty at the end of Boneo Rd; it is reproduced in Peter Wilson's "On the Road to Rosebud" alongside photos of the jetty. Ferrier won acclaim from all over Australia, and probably a job in the lighthouse branch, because of his heroic rescue of two of the seven crewmen of the La Bella at Warrnambool.
Freshly brewed coffee is a must-have for weekends away and the Mornington Peninsula's coffee haunts are second to none. Here are just a few to check out when you head down to this beautiful part of the world.
The Holy Bean Cafe 1489 POINT NEPEAN ROAD
Great coffee place with brilliant breakfast and global dishes made with local produce, plus small-batch coffee, served in a cosy cafe.
The Pier Cafe
889 POINT NEPEAN ROAD The Pier CafĂŠ provides the Mornington Peninsula region with its own unique Greek dining experience, with authentic Greek desserts and dishes to go with a good variety of coffee.
Zarb & Ru
1037 POINT NEPEAN ROAD Delicious coffee and creamy milk, cosy atmosphere and super tasty food in a homely style atmosphere.
1017 POINT NEPEAN ROAD Modern decor in this delightful little cafĂŠ with a brilliant $10 brunch, good coffee and chilled atmosphere.
What to do Enjoy Rosebudâ€™s safe swimming beaches or take part in the various water sports and golf activities just a short drive away. Home to a plethora of events, Rosebud hosts the Peninsula Short Film Festival, the Rosebud Kite Festival, the Rosebud Foreshore carnival and Rosebud Rockfest to name a few. This popular summer holiday destination is the perfect base from which to explore the countless outdoor attractions and cafes nearby. Photography: Yanni
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MOATS Corner WINNER OF AUSTRALIA’S COVETED GOOD DESIGN AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE.
he winners of Australia's peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country, were announced at The Star on 11 July at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.
Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving a Good Design Award at this level is a significant achievement given the very high calibre of entries received this year.”
Moat's Corner received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Architectural Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.
“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence; it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately improve our quality of life. These projects showcase the brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world,” said Dr. Gien.
The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious International Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design strategy, social impact and design entrepreneurship. The Good Design Awards jury spent several days evaluating each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in all areas and convince the jury they are worthy of recognition.
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The Good Design Awards jury praised Moat's Corner. “The modernist architectural style and light-filled rooms deliver a very high quality internal environment that sits in the rural environment beautifully. This modernist inspired house is carefully designed to engage with its garden at every opportunity.” The Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with close to 700 design projects evaluated in this year’s international design awards.
“A thoughtfully designed home with a great deal of architectural finesse that sets it above the norm.” - GOOD DESIGN AWARDS JURY
“Moat’s Corner is a beautiful, timeless structure which demonstrates what can be achieved at the height of building design.” – DESIGN MATTERS AWARDED MAGAZINE
The award-winning project, Moat’s Corner, draws on an inspired vision and a commitment to an established setting, refined to a point of tranquil precision, forming an interactive haven, with which to experience the life and energy that surrounds it. The sites layered history began with a pioneering family, after whom Moat’s Corner was named. A gnarled cypress lined driveway is a historic cue to the first settlers on this rural property within the coastal town on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula. Next came almost 70 years of a gardeners cultivating and collecting, resulting in a rambling and diverse array of flora across 5 acres of the 53 acre stretch. In a new phase now, the owners’ have shown commitment to create a home over the existing footprint set the tone for the design challenge - to respond to the integrity of its setting. The elevated main level of the home observes the immediate gardens from a habitual perspective. Mid-canopy height, the glazed walls completely soak up the greenery that surrounds them. A deep, continual eave line both shields from a hot summer glare and embraces the warming winter glow. The northern length of the building is realised from the main living through to the master wing and back, with a sliding doorway the only possible disruption.
The west wall and entry elevation is one of protection, intrigue and interaction. From outside – insulated black panels spaced to a dual glass cladding guard for weather protection. But they are more appreciated at a sensory level, where on approach they completely fill with the reflected silhouette of the established west gardens. From inside – the panels take the form of bookshelves to the bedroom wing and bench top and storage to the kitchen, recessed and raised. They are framed with deep-set glass above, below and between, ensuring nature’s moments are never missed. Raw galvanised steel appears as an offset frame to the intermittent reflective panels, while floor and roof structures adhere to the depth tolerances that the steel members prescribe. A natural stack stone fin is the grounding element below a completely cantilevered bedroom wing, projecting the roots of the design inspiration - a mid-century modernist ethos encompassing honesty to materials, structural innovation and minimal ornamentation. The elevated band provides a look-through to the landscape poolside, allowing vegetation to nestle gently under and around with minimal disturbance. continued next page...
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Moatâ€™s Corner is as much functional as it is observational. By virtue of the house design, to live in the home is to co-exist with the garden. Perched respectfully, the modernist inspired style opens itself up to the garden at every opportunity, equally important and equally celebrated.
Design Matters Awards
Good Design Awards
2019 Building Design of the Year
2019 Good Design Award Winner in the Architectural Design Category
2019 New House over $3M Construction Cost
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2019 Past Presidents Prize
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There is not a space within the home deemed principal or secondary that does not acknowledge the life that surrounds it, reflecting natureâ€™s mood, unpredictable but always in a synchronised sway.
WHEN FRANKSTON HAD A SEA BATHS (1883-1898) By Val Latimer â€“ Mornington Peninsula Family History Society
n the early days of settlement in Melbourne, public baths were a popular means of keeping clean. In the 1840's there were several public baths along the Yarra River. Bathing in the sea was an alternative to bathing in a river. The problem with sea bathing was that bathing in public view from sunrise to sunset was forbidden. Early ventures On 3 November, 1843 The Melbourne Times reported: FLOATING BATHS The Council having heard that His Honor had granted permission to Mr. Palmer to erect floating baths above the falls, His Worship the Mayor had been requested to enter into correspondence with His Honor upon the subject, and to point out to him the extreme impolicy of such a step, the Town of Melbourne being supplied with water from the particular spot upon which the erection of floating baths was contemplated. His Honor in reply stated, that he had not granted any particular spot for the purpose, but had merely suggested that immediately below the basin would be the most eligible situation.
This item was followed up eleven days later, again in Melbourne Times:
FLOATING BATH A Floating Bath is in the course of erection, we believe, by Dr. Palmer; whilst we admit the utility of baths for the preservation of the health of the inhabitants, we would draw the attention of the projector to the selection of a judicious spot; to allow the floating bath to remain in its present spot would be a great eye-sore. An item in The Port Phillip Gazette on 13 January, 1844 reported that Mr. Riddle of Collins Street had great pleasure in announcing that a new Bathing Establishment had been erected on the south side of the Yarra, nearly opposite the Customs House, and consisted of an oblong apartment divided into two by a substantial partition. One bath was for the respectable portion of the community who brought their own towels, &c.; the other was for those who chose not to be at that trouble. Mr. Riddle also went to considerable trouble to construct a boat punt above the falls, where he would give passage gratis to those who frequented his baths. continued next page...
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Dr. Palmer wasn’t having much luck. The Port Phillip Gazette reported on 29 May, 1844: PALMER’S BATHS These baths ‘ere long will be non est inventus. The whole of the roof, and a considerable portion of the planks have been swept away; and the present current will, in all probability, sweep away the frame stakes. This gentleman is certainly very unsuccessful in his maritime specs, and his recent disaster on terra firma, by the destruction of valuable property at his premises in Flinders-street, caused by the flood, has added, in no small degree, to the catalogue of his misfortunes. The last mention of the fate of Dr. Palmer’s baths appeared in The Port Phillip Gazette on 5 April, 1847: THE SWIMMING BATHS We have observed during the last two or three weeks that the Swimming Baths across the Yarra have been turned into a regular scene of riot and mischief. The whole of the urchins of Melbourne are congregated there, and the work of destruction is frightful. They are tearing off the roof, knocking in the planks, and doing every kind of mischief. What are the police about? And on 24 August, 1847 readers of The Port Phillip Gazette were advised of the fate of Mr. Riddle’s swimming bath:
NOVEL SCHEME Most of our readers will remember that Mr. T. C. Riddle erected a swimming bath on the South side of the Yarra, which we regret to say did not prove a very profitable speculation. Some ingenious person has purchased this place, and has turned it into a warehouse for washing wool. This place is peculiarly adapted for this purpose, and will pay much better than it has ever done hitherto as a bathing house.
Then on 10 December, 1859 an advertisement for Kenney’s Bathing Ship appeared in the Melbourne Argus: Captain William Kenney had purchased the condemned Scandinavian ship "Nancy" in 1854, and beached her at St. Kilda. Bathers were taken out to the ship by dinghy and a shoreline. The continued next page...
following year he erected a fenced-in enclosure. This proved popular to those who enjoyed sea bathing, but were afraid to bathe in the open sea because of sharks.
Left: Pier Hotel and Young's Baths, Frankston, 1888. Below: Captain Kenney's Bathing Ship.
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Above: Captain Kenney's advertisement, The Argus, 5th February, 1873.
William Kenney managed to keep his Bathing Ship viable throughout the coming years with continual maintenance necessary due to storms and gales. The Argus of 10 August, 1876 printed this letter to the Editor: INSECURE BATHS AT ST. KILDA Sir, - I shall feel obliged if you will let me, through your column, direct attention to the disgraceful state of Captain Kenney’s St. Kilda Baths. During a storm in February, or early in March last, large breaches were made in the fence, and to this day, these breaches remain unrepaired. A few posts, it is true, have been erected, and there the matter stands. Bathers must either risk the sharks or not go at all. I may be reminded that there are other baths in St. Kilda besides Kenney’s, but I hold a season ticket for Kenney’s, and in addition, they are more convenient for me to go to than any other. Surely, if Kenney monopolises the best site in St. Kilda for a bathing establishment, he ought to afford proper accommodation. If he won’t do so, let his lease be cancelled, and the position given to a more enterprising man. By publishing this grievance, you will do a favour to a number of gentlemen, and also make Mr. Kenney a little smarter in his movements. Yours, &c., TIMOTHY
By 1909 Kenney’s Baths’ days were numbered. The St. Kilda Foreshore Committee and St. Kilda Council had plans for improvements along the sea front that did not include the Baths. In July 1909 the Premier and the Minister for Lands invited representatives of the St. Kilda Council, the St. Kilda Shore Committee and Mr. Kenney to meet them in conference at the Lands Department to discuss the question of the removal of Kenney’s Baths, in order that the proposed extensive improvements could be carried out. The lease for the baths expired the previous December and had not been renewed by the Lands Department. In June 1912 the Melbourne Leader reported the "gradual disappearance of perhaps one of the most interesting of Melbourne’s relics – Kenney’s ‘Old Ship’ baths at St. Kilda." By the 1870's sea baths had been established in Sandridge, Below: The wreck of Captain Kenney's Bathing Ship, 1911.
William Kenney’s responded the following day in The Argus: KENNEY’S BATHS At St. KILDA TO THE EDITOR OF THE ARGUS Sir, - "Timothy" in to-day’s issue has called attention to what he is pleased to term the disgraceful state of my baths. Allow me in reply to inform the public that owing to the natural growth of mussels and seaweed on the piles at my baths, some of them have been carried away in the violent gales prevalent during the past few months. To repair this damage I have a gang of men employed under my own superintendence pole-driving, which is, I may tell "Timothy", not only an expensive but also a very slow job. It is, however, progressing satisfactorily, and within 14 days from this every part of the fence will be tight and ship-shape. Trusting this will allay any public anxiety, and be sufficient to soothe "Timothy’s" agony for the safety of his shins, I am, etc. WILLIAM KENNEY, Esplanade, St. Kilda. continued next page... October 2019
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Above: Early lithograph (1866) of St. Kilda main beach, showing baths Right. Sandringham Sea Baths, 1895. Right bottom: St. Kilda Sea Baths, 1910.
Williamstown, Brighton, St. Kilda and Emerald Hill. A sea bath is a protective enclosure for sea bathing. The swimming area in the 1800's was enclosed with water-resistant stakes, so that a large canvas could be stretched around the enclosure, such as Sandringham Sea Baths in 1895. Throughout the nineteenth century there were as many as six different sea baths operating along the St. Kilda shoreline. The most prominent of these, with its cluster of domes, would not have looked out of place at English resorts such as Blackpool or Brighton. Young’s Baths at Frankston In May 1883 it was reported in The South Bourke and Mornington Journal that an enterprising townsman in Frankston was going to have public baths erected. By December of 1883 that ‘enterprising townsman’, Mark Young, owner of the Pier Hotel Frankston, had placed an advertisement in The Argus advertising his Pier Hotel and the Sea Baths: PIER HOTEL, Frankston. Possessing every convenience for Families and visitors. Picnics catered for. Special accommodation for bridal parties. Shower and plunge baths of sea or fresh water. Enclosed sea baths. Books, billiards, lawn tennis. Saddle and buggy horses for hire. MARK YOUNG
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Aove: The bridge leading to Frankston Sea Baths, 1888.
Mark Young constructed his enclosed sea baths on a bed of granite, located roughly 100 metres off the coastline of Frankston Beach, at a cost of £950. The Sea Baths were connected to the coastline by a wooden pathway that led to a suspension bridge over Kananook Creek to Young’s Pier Hotel. Corporation Baths Mr. Young must have found that operating his Sea Baths was not very profitable, because by October 1888 he had sold the baths to the Shire Council. He sent them a letter pointing out that as they were now the owner of the baths, they were responsible for the Government fee for baths. After much discussion at the Council meeting in October 1888 it was decided to call for tenders for the position of Caretaker of the Frankston Corporation Baths, preferably a husband and wife. It was also decided that a cottage would need to be erected for the caretaker. Then on 2 November, 1889 The Mornington Standard alerted its readers: "By advertisement it will be noticed that the Frankston Corporation Baths are to be opened to bathers from tomorrow morning. The hours when they will be opened to ladies and gentlemen are given in the advertisement". Failing to find a husband and wife team the Council appointed Mr. Droyd as caretaker, but after he had spent £10 on the maintenance of the Corporation Baths, he sent a letter in October 1889 to the Council asking "to be dealt fairly in the matter". As lessee of the baths he had taken the position on the understanding that he should have a cottage on the shore. At the Council’s October meeting Cr. Souter was astonished that the Lands Department had refused their application, stating that there shall be no building erected on the foreshore. Cr. Souter did not dispute the right of the department to refuse the application, but he said "the Minister of Lands is only a creature of the day, and has treated us in a very undignified manner." continued next page... October 2019
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One month later a new lessee (Mark Brody) had been appointed, with an advertisement appearing in The Mornington Standard in November 1889 for the Frankston Corporation Baths. Mark Brody managed the Corporation Baths until November 1892, when he wrote to the Council regretting his inability to pay the rent owing, and placing himself in the hands of the Council. The baths were also in need of repair and maintenance, as each year storms caused considerable damage. Mr. H. Fuller offered to put the baths in repair if given rent free. The Council accepted his offer and moved that he should have the baths for two years free of rent. Frankston Baths By December Mr. Fuller had opened the Frankston Baths, advertising in The Mornington Standard: "H. Fuller begs to notify to the public that he has taken over the Frankston Baths, and trusts by strict attention to business to receive the patronage of the public." In February 1894, several ladies were in bathing, one of whom went beyond her depth, and being unable to swim, was in great danger of drowning. The only bather in the group who could swim, rushed to her rescue, but was soon in danger herself and had to attend to her own safety. Mr. H. Fuller, the lessee of the baths, was quick to respond. He threw off his coat and vest and plunged into the water, saving the lady from drowning. Once again fierce storms were causing continual damage to the baths and in May 1895 the Shire of Frankston and Hastings advertised in The Mornington Standard for tenders to collect and stack the stakes in the Frankston Baths. Shire of Frankston and Hastings TENDERS – Will be received up to 1.30 p.m. on FRIDAY, 7th JUNE, 1895, at the Mechanics’ Institute, Frankston, for TAKING UP and STACKING the STAKES in the Frankston Baths. Specifications to be seen at Mr. S. Sherlock’s store, Frankston. The lowest of any tender not necessarily accepted. HENRY E. MOORE, May 29, 1895. Shire Secretary. Mr. A. Bentick’s tender was accepted, he being the only tender lodged, but by August 1895 he stated he was unable to complete his contract at the Frankston Baths, as it was impossible to withdraw the stakes. The contract was cancelled and the Council moved that no further action be taken until they decided what to do with the baths. Frankston Baths Committee In August 1896 a public meeting was held in the Mechanics’ Institute, Frankston, to discuss the best course to be adopted in regard to the Frankston Baths. Ex Cr. Mark Young was adamant that the baths should not be abandoned. "Without baths in Frankston one and all would suffer severely. We depend on people from outside. We have only to look at the papers to see how the other places are catering for the people. Even at Hastings they are trying to get baths in order to cater for the public and they have not a tenth of the advantages that we have."
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He moved that they have a committee of nine, with power to add to their number to devise means for carrying on the baths. This was seconded and carried. Dr. Sidney Plowman was the convenor. In October 1896 another Public Meeting was announced by Dr. Plowman. This time it was to consider the question of securing the ship "Hilaria", fitted up as a Floating Bathing Ship instead of repairing the existing baths. At this meeting it was decided not to proceed any further in bringing the ship "Hilaria" to Frankston, mainly for two reasons. One being that the gentleman who made the offer to the shareholders in the syndicate was not present, and the other was that the ship would not be brought there before December. Mark Young did not want to see the Frankston Baths remain in such a dilapidated state and in September 1897 offered to make the repairs to the baths, and they were re-opened in December of that year. The Mornington Standard in their "Brevities" column made mention: "Nude bathing at Frankston prohibited. Frankston baths re-opened. Red flag gentlemen, white flag ladies." Frankston Baths Destroyed But, not for long. The Mornington Standard on Thursday 3 November 1898 reported: "The highest sea for years was running in the bay on Friday night and the Frankston baths suffered somewhat, the beach for a considerable distance being strewn with the debris." After the destruction of the baths there was no further effort to repair the damage and re-open them to the public. It was now time for Frankston to move into Open Sea Bathing. The following item appeared in the Melbourne Herald on 17 October, 1908: OPEN SEA BATHING. THE SUBURBAN FORESHORE. WHAT IS PERMITTED With the sudden accession of the hot weather the question of open sea bathing has rapidly sprung to the front. Legislation is threatened by the municipal bodies to deal with the question of mixed bathing. As a consequence, inquiries are constantly and naturally made as to the places and conditions under which bathing is at the present time permitted. Some information on the subject will therefore be seasonable. FRANKSTON – At Frankston open sea bathing and mixed bathing are allowed, providing that the bathers are properly clad and keep "a reasonable distance" from the pier. There were formerly public baths at Frankston, but these were swept away in a heavy storm.
Val Latimer is a researcher from Mornington Peninsula Family History Society. The Society would welcome enquiries from prospective members. Its clubrooms are located at the Frankston Southern Recreation Centre and are open Tuesdays and Thursdays (10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.) and Sundays (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Further information ncan be obtained by calling (03) 9783 7058 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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