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South Australia's Champions Week 2 kicked off at Murray Bridge late last month with the Champion of Champions and State Singles titles up for grabs as well as the State Triples, Mixed Pairs and Champion of Champion Pairs. Once again it was Team Henselite who shared the majority of the spoils, led by Adelaide's Cassandra Harvey who picked up the State Singles and Triples; and the Singles Champion of Champions. "I was in the final of both singles last year," said Cassandra after the event," and lost to Renata Callisto in the Champion of Champions and to Yvonne Kelly in the State Singles."

Cassandra Harvey leads Team Henselite sweep at SA Champions Week

"I went into this year's Champions Week aiming to at least get that far again, and hopefully snag a win in at least 1 of them, hence my State Singles title (which I won first) was so fuelled with emotion. To then go out & win the Champion of Champions the following day was just a dream come true! The feeling is quite surreal & I still have to pinch myself every day to realise it actually happened." "Going into the Champion of Champions final my mental state was very calm as I was still on a high from the State Singles win; I just told myself that if it was meant to be it would be, and just kept on playing the way I had over the past 3 days!" "I have always respected Riina [Bradbrook} as a great player & was just pleased to have the opportunity to play her in the final." But before she'd put down a bowl in either of her Singles campaigns, Cassandra had already held up the State Triples trophy with Breeanna Johnson and Renata Callisto. "We won the triples for the second year in a row together. Bree & Ren have been incredible in accepting me into their team after Renee McPharlin retired in 2015 & it's been an honour to 'step into her shoes' & record some wins on the board." "Of the three titles, the State Singles is definitely the most memorable for me; it was my first ever individual state title & after the heartbreak of missing out last year it meant the world to come out fighting & prove to myself I could do it." "I use Dreamline XG, size 3H. As they are such a great all-round bowl and they worked incredibly well for me. As the Champions Week was played on a synthetic surface a lot of people had trouble with the wide draw, however my bowls played consistently throughout & once I found my groove that was it." There won't be much time to relax and enjoy it however, Cassandra is in the final year of full-time university study (a double degree in Education & Health Science) and working part-time at a Council. "Now that the season is over (for a little while at least) my focus has turned to getting through my last semester of University to graduate in December this year," she said. "Having the opportunity to play in the Australian Champion of Champions later this year will be an incredible experience that I'm really looking forward to also!" Other Team Henselite winners in Champions Week 2 included Nathan Pedersen and Simon Dorr in the Champion of Champion Pairs), Nathan Pedersen and Adam Forbes in the State Triples (with Craig Mills), Renata Callisto (with Luke Day) in the Mixed Pairs and Wayne Ruediger (pictured below) in the Champion of Champion Singles. SA Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017 03

Publisher’s Desk... Hello Readers, Members, and Bowlers! Welcome to the newest edition of the South Australian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & businesses that have sent in your stories; we really appreciate your input. We love hearing what’s happening, keep them coming! Make sure you head on over to our newly designed Facebook Page and be sure to give us a like. Amazing prizes and giveaways don’t miss out! Support your only Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine of South Australia! A huge thanks to Julia Hill Wines who supplied 4 cases of beautifully grown Coonawarra wine for GIVEAWAYS on our Facebook page. Also note if you would like to make a secondary income, they have a few positions vacant for part-time sales representatives. All clubs will or should have received a digital version of the magazine. For all members & any other interested people and/or business’s, be sure to forward to all on your mailing list.

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Federal Budget impact on sport The Federal Budget announcement this month has fallen favourably toward athletes and National Sporting Organisations in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 The recent Federal Budget announcement will have a big impact on sport leading up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond with the government declaring their intentions to develop a National Sports Plan and also inject a further $30 million into women’s sport. As revealed on budget night, the Federal Government is committing $15.5 million directly to athletes and National Sporting Organisations to assist with their preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Australian Sports Commission Chair John Wylie says the 2018 Commonwealth Games is a key benchmark event for Australia, and as such we are very pleased funding is maintained to sport programs for the Games next year. "The Commonwealth Games is one of the largest sporting events in the world with over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories participating. This funding will ensure the ASC can provide full support for high performance to the national sporting organisations and thereby contribute to a better chance of success at the Commonwealth Games," Wylie said.

These include the Podium Initiative, collaboration with the AIS on dAIS support, Gold Coast Gold funding and NextGEN for young and emerging athletes. The Australian Sports Commission also welcomed the Budget announcement regarding the development of a National Sports Plan in which for the first time, the Australian public will be canvassed for opinions about their priorities in the sports sector. "The process to develop the Plan will involve consultation with the sport, health and education sectors as well as the states and territories and the Australian community. The focus of the community’s feedback will be on sport participation and physical activity, high performance sport, sports integrity, major sporting events, sporting infrastructure, revenue for sport and sporting organisations,” said ASC Chair John Wylie. Bowls Australia is appreciative of the support we receive from the AIS and ASC to prepare our High Performance Program for international benchmark events and for their continued support of our National Events like the Bowls Premier League which is designed to promote our sport and increase bowls participation.

Commonwealth Games Australia CEO Craig Phillips understands that money does not guarantee success, but he says success at the Commonwealth Games can inspire all Australian’s to pursue sport and an active and healthy lifestyle.

Bowls Australia also acknowledges the assistance and funding provided by Commonwealth Games Australia to Bowls Australia for athletes in the NextGEN AUSComGames Squad program which is allowing our future Australian Jackaroos more opportunities to compete internationally and gain invaluable experience.

In the lead up to 2018, Commonwealth Games Australia will contribute upwards of $14 million in funding programs directly to athletes and National Sporting Organisations.

NextGEN AUSComGames was devised to provide assistance to junior players who have been identified as potential 2018 or 2022 Commonwealth Games level athletes.

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STAY AND PLAY BOWLS CARNIVALS Tweed Heads Gold Coast is not only the perfect place to live but a popular holiday spot any time of the year. Boasting some of the best coastlines in the world, Tweed is renowned for its gorgeous ocean beaches, warm climate and tranquil rivers. With accommodation sure to suit every style of traveler and holiday budget, you won’t be short of options, from local holiday parks offering self-contained cabins and large caravan sites, to affordable motels, units and luxurious resorts. Ideally located, Tweed Heads Bowls Club sits amongst it all, offering great fun, free entert ainment and fabulous food in a friendly relaxed environment. Are you a bowls enthusiast interested in a stay and play holiday, the Tweed Coast Bowls Circuit will be at its best this winter!


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June will see Tweed Heads run their Ladies Open Singles. With $1000.00 going to the winner, this event provides a great opportunity for women to compete on Gold Coast greens before the 2017 Aussie Open gets underway.

the world’s biggest bowls festival The •Following Australian Open, THBC will be hosting their annual

Tweed Open Premier Singles event “TOPS”. Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th of June, this event is aimed at providing all bowlers the opportunity for top singles play not to mention a chance to win a wildcard entry into the 2017 Golden Nugget. TOPS has a total of $15,100 worth of prize money up for grabs.

Looking for mixed pairs carnivals on your extended •stay? Tweed Heads have both their Tweed Open

Pairs carnival on the 19th of June followed by the Winter Mixed Pairs Carnival on the 17 th of July. Both events offer a generous $600.00 first prize.

Are you a social bowler looking to meet new people •and have a good time? Look no further! Tweed Heads Bowls Club offers Social Bowls 7 Days a week. Indoor, outdoor we have it all. A game of bowls and afternoon tea for $8.00, now that’s great value!

There are a number of other clubs in the area that will be running carnivals during this time. A five minute walk from Tweed Heads Bowls Club across the Queensland Border will see most bowlers flock to the well-known Coolangatta Bonanza. Played on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of June.



WITH THE WORLDS BEST BOWLERS ON DISPLAY Entry is free to both of these events, and we encourage all visitors to enjoy our class facil es while you’re here.

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Sit back and enjoy the ac on. Tweed Heads Bowls Club will once again have the world’s best on display in the 2017 Golden Nugget. Star ng on Monday 31 st of July with nals played on Thursday 3 rd of August, this event is sure to draw a great crowd.


The Australian Indoor Finals Monday 28th –Thursday 31st August 2017

A er the Golden Nugget why not s ck around and watch the stars collide on carpet. Tweed Heads Bowls Club is the proud host of the Australian Indoor Finals, played Monday 28th through to Thursday 31st of August.

For more details regarding Major Events and Carnivals held at Tweed Heads Bowls Club in 2017 please visit our website h p:// or contact the Bowls Department directly on 07 5536 3800 or email

Yorke Peninsula secures Australian Senior Sides Championships The Yorke Peninsula in South Australia secures the hosting rights of the Australian Senior Sides Championships for 2017 with the potential of the Championships remaining on the Yorke Peninsula till 2019

Bowls Australia and three councils on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia are pleased to announce a partnership that will see the 2017 Australian Senior Sides Championships being hosted by South Australia. The District Councils of Barunga West, Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula of South Australia have agreed to host the prestigious Over-60s event which will see bowling clubs from each councils region benefit immensely. The Australian Senior Sides Championships is a prestigious event on the national bowls calendar which involves 192 elite senior bowlers, both male and female, from all eight State and Territories. The 2017 instalment of the event will be referred to as the Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships and be conducted from October 15 to 19. Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple says this partnership is a coup for the Australian Senior Sides Championships and for the bowlers and greater community of the Yorke Peninsula. “To see a prestigious national bowling event heading into a regional area of South Australia is terrific for the sport of bowls, and continues Bowls Australia’s promise to deliver bowls to more people across the country,” said Mr Dalrymple. “South Australia has a proud history of hosting major national bowling events including the Australian Sides Championships, World Championships and the Australia verse South Africa test series hosted in the Yorke Peninsula, at the Moonta Bowling Club, back in 2011. “Whilst the initial contract is a one year term, Bowls Australia is confident the Yorke Peninsula, Barunga West and Copper Coast councils will extend the partnership a further two years, securing South Australia as the host State till 2019.”

The South Australian government continues to show its support of Lawn Bowls by engaging in partnerships like this one, to secure events such as the Australian Senior Sides Championships for economic purposes and for the purpose of putting South Australia on the map as a premier bowling state. Recreational tourism has been recognised by our Yorke Peninsula Council’s as a great opportunity to strengthen and extend our already popular tourism industry says Paul Thomas, Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Coast. “This will be an out of season event, which will provide an additional financial boost to our communities,” said Mayor Thomas. “At the same time, a number of our local Bowling Clubs will play host to some of the nation’s finest bowlers. “This hopefully will enable local bowlers to gain a greater exposure to the game as we share the wonderful facilities and country hospitality that we have on offer.” The 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships will be hotly contested in South Australia this October with the Queensland women and Victorian men hoping to defend their titles from 2016. Off the back of the recent success of the host State at the Australian Sides Championships held at Lockleys Bowling Club in Adelaide, South Australia will be difficult to beat on their home greens. Bowls Australia wishes to show appreciation to the three councils in the Yorke Peninsula and Bowls South Australia for working in partnership to secure the future of the Australian Senior Sides Championships be held in SA.

The Bowls Show’s second season has returned to SBS in the new time-slot of 3.00pm nationwide. The hour-long weekly program will again be shown across 20 weeks, up until October 22, due to a four-week hiatus from July 2-23 for SBS’s broadcast of the Tour de France. Jack Heverin will return to the hosting role, in addition to anchoring the commentary of events, alongside the sport’s biggest personalities, like Steve Glasson OAM, Karen Murphy and Kelvin Kerkow OAM, amongst others. Viewers will be treated to content from this year’s World Junior Championships, Australia v England Test Series, Australian Open and Australian Indoor Championships, as well as segments on coaching, development, high performance, club and social bowls and club profiles, in addition to feature interviews with stars of the sport. Bowls Australia Chief Executive Officer Neil Dalrymple said that the continuation of The Bowls Show was an enormous opportunity to showcase the sport, but it needs to be supported weekly by the bowls community, as further seasons are contingent on ratings success. “The first season of The Bowls Show surpassed expectations and achieved a total cumulative reach of more than 970,000 unique viewers,” Dalrymple said. “With the new time-slot of 3.00pm, it’s vitally important that the second season receives even stronger viewership from devoted bowlers, while also making inroads to appeal to a broader cross-section of society, such as social bowlers and even people that haven’t participated in bowls before.

“Bowlers have been very vocal in voicing their desire to see the sport broadcast on free-to-air platforms over the years, and the production of The Bowls Show is a considerable investment for the sport, so I strongly encourage all stakeholders of the sport to promote the initiative far and wide and to tune-in to the program weekly to ensure that it remains on free-to-air television.” SBS Director of Sport Ken Shipp said The Bowls Show had established a strong following in its first season and he hopes to see the program continue to grow among the whole Australian community. “SBS is pleased to continue broadcasting The Bowls Show free-to-air for all Australians this year for a second season,” Shipp said. “The sport has a dedicated and passionate following, and we look forward to seeing the audience grow on SBS in 2017.” Tune in Sundays at 3.00pm to 4.00pm on SBS, or if you miss and episode, simply catch-up with replays online via SBS On Demand. The Bowls Show will be produced by Elite Entertainment Productions, in partnership with Bowls Australia and SBS. Bowls Australia will maintain its relationship with Fox Sports as the sport’s official Pay-TV partner, which will continue to televise more than 50 hours of live Bowls Premier League and Australian Open coverage annually, in addition to other events.

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Explore The Yorke – Discover A Coastal Playground


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Yorke Peninsula is one of South Australia’s hidden treasures. With a heritage rich in

primary production, and surrounded by a spectacular coastline varying from safe shallow pools to pounding surf breaks, it’s no wonder the area attracts so many visitors. Our Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers means the ‘great outdoors’ is easy to enjoy. While you are here, enjoy one of our local events, including regular markets held in the small towns. Take an unhurried stroll along deserted beaches bordered by sweeping dunes and native bushland. If you’re a keen fisherman, there’s a fish just begging to be caught from boat, beach or one of our many historical jetties. If you are planning a longer stay, check out Yorke Peninsula Council’s Holiday Parks, park the van, get out the deck chair and relax before enjoying a meal at one of the many quality local eateries. Innes National Park is famous for its spectacular coastal landscapes, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Innes is a must see destination for the regional traveller. Innes National Park offers so much, from remnant natural vegetation, pristine coastline, weathered cliffs, offshore islands and sandy beaches. Explore historic shipwrecks, functioning lighthouses and heritage buildings, or try your hand at beach fishing for Australian Salmon at the famous Browns Beach.

Walk the Yorke Leisure Trail, covering more than 500 kilometres, offers spectacular views along the stunning Yorke Peninsula coastline. Meander through samphire flats and mangroves; wander through native vegetation, a haven for bird lovers; spot dolphins having fun playing in the water. The Trail includes views from rugged cliffs, strolls along pristine beaches and through secluded coves, windswept sand dunes, and historic lighthouses. It even gives a peek into some of Australia’s most productive farming land. Yorke Peninsula Council offers a broad array of coastal camping sites, situated at some of the most beautiful scenic coastal areas. While facilities are limited at these campsites, they are located close to beach views and fishing spots. Yorke Peninsula Council maintains numerous camp grounds which are scattered around the Peninsula. A permit is required for camping at these sites, however the permit is transferable between the listed camp grounds. Permits are available at Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre or online at ts-and-tours


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Hall of Fame nominations now open! Nominations for one of the highest honours in the sport, induction into the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame, are now open! Bowls Australia has launched nominations for the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame, with up to four individuals to join 46 of the most revered names in the sport as Hall of Famers. The Bowls Australia Hall of Fame was launched in 2011, with an initial intake of 38 Hall of Fame members, including some of the biggest names in the sport, split into “Athlete” and “General” (for administration and other non-playing achievements). Each subsequent Hall of Fame intake has featured four new Hall of Fame members, including the most recent process in 2015, which saw Audrey Hefford (SA), Dorothy Roche OAM (NSW), Bob King (NSW) and Donald Woolnough OAM (VIC) inducted into the esteemed group. A select committee of bowls administrators, chaired by Bowls Australia President Nigel Smith and featuring two current Hall of Fame members, will assess all nominations and select up to four new inductees, with Smith noting the importance of the process. “The Hall of Fame is one of the very highest honours the sport can bestow upon an individual, and as such the Bowls Australia Board is conscious that the nomination process is as thorough and professional as possible.” said Smith. “I would encourage clubs and administrators around Australia to give thought to individuals you feel have made significant contributions to the sport as athletes or administrators at a national or international level, and submit a nomination for these individuals for the committee to consider.” Induction into the Hall of Fame is governed by Bowls Australia and is open to those with a record of outstanding and exceptional performance, service or contribution to Bowls Australia and the sport of bowls over a significant period of time. Nominations can be submitted by any affiliated member of a bowls club in Australia by visiting the Bowls Australia website ( and downloading the relevant nomination forms. Nominations for the Hall of Fame close on July 31, 2017, with the selected nominees being formally inducted at the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame and Awards Night ceremony on October 26, 2017.

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Copper Coast –

Lifestyle Location of Choice The Copper Coast offers the ultimate in lifestyle choices with its unspoilt coastlines, pristine waters, safe swimming beaches and great fishing. With a population of 14000 people the Copper Coast comprises of the towns of Kadina, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes and Wallaroo just 140kms, less than 2 hours drive, from Adelaide. The area is named Copper Coast due to the copper mining heritage of the region dating back to 1859 when copper was first discovered at Wallaroo Mines (Kadina) the Cornish and Welsh miners made their home in Australia’s Little Cornwall. The Kernewek Lowender is a biennial festival in May that celebrates this heritage attracting over 40000 visitors to the area for the week long program of events. As further recognition of our mining heritage the Moonta Mines area has just been awarded with National Heritage status. Great weather, beaches, fabulous fishing and all amenities, including upgraded boat ramps, make this a special place to visit and live. Vibrant commercial and retail opportunities exist to support the local community and those visiting the area. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, coffee and cake or a meal at one of the many cafes, bakeries or restaurants. A wide variety of accommodation options makes the Cooper Coast an ideal place to visit or retire to.

The Wallaroo Smelters Heritage Accommodation provides seafront holidays in an expansive building that has all the conveniences of todays living. Combine that with the wonderful atmosphere of grand houses of the past. The house was first built in1861 and incorporates a unique history of copper mining and seafarers past. Relax on the veranda and watch the ships, yachts and boats come and go. Ideal for families couples or corporates. A stay to remember. The Smelters Heritage Accommodation at Wallaroo is a self-contained unique combination of spacious living, history and seaside holiday fun. It is ideally located opposite Office Beach and the ferry terminal near the caravan park and a short walk to coffee shops, restaurants, pubs or the main shopping precinct. The main Wallaroo jetty and white sand are just a few minutes walk. The property boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 fully equipped kitchens, multiple dining options, reading room and lounges. Fish cleaning facility and boat ramp approximately 500 metres away. Off street parking for up to 8 vehicles. Free sheltered BBQ area over the road - 50 metres. Heating and all bedding, linen and towels provided.

District Council of the Copper Coast continues to develop opportunities for a sustainable community including a Hydrotherapy Pool, Splashtown, Wateroo, re-development of the Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Centre, town main street re-developments and infrastructure improvements. This all contributes to an attractive quality of life, lifestyle and economic opportunities. Sport and leisure are an important part of the community lifestyle with many parks, gardens, playgrounds and sporting facilities within easy access. Enjoy bowls in any weather at the Wallaroo Community Sports Club with world class indoor bowling greens or a game of golf on the Greg Norman designed Copperclub Golf Course situated at the Dunes Pt Hughes. The Copper Coast has something for everyone whether it be sea-changing retirees or beach-loving families who often become regular visitors or permanent residents!

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Over five years ago owing to the Copper Coast District Council’s

dedication, the Wallaroo Bowling Club left its old turf greens in the main street to be housed in a multi-functional facility which includes a two green bowling area, Croquet green and Golf course. This building also provides a state of the arc bar, kitchen, dining and bathroom facilities and has afforded us the only fully enclosed bowling premises in Southern Australia. Not only are we able to hold many bowling tournaments in all kinds of weather, but cater for outside groups wanting to hire the facility. Tournaments regularly run are Cosmos during the winter period before Pennants begin. These take place on the last Sunday of every month and entries can be made through the club from anyone wanting to play. Night Owls are run every Wednesday night through the winter, and Summer night Owls on Thursday nights Through the year we host Invitation and Publican days and invite anyone interested to join us. Throughout the winter, we also hold Scroungers on Mondays and Triples on Fridays, we attract Bowlers from all areas, plus travellers who just pop in for a roll, everyone is welcome! We will be hosting the Super Senior Championships in September for the third consecutive year. The prestige event coming up starting on October 15th, will be the Over 60s Championship Challenge. Bowlers will be coming from all over Australia to compete at Wallaroo and Moonta. Hopefully we will enjoy having many interested supporters to watch some very proficient bowlers at play.

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Lester rockets to the number 1 ranking after golden month Australian Jackaroo Barrie Lester has put the finishing touch on a dominant month by rocketing to the top of the national player rankings, while Natasha Scott reclaims her number one spot. One of the most dominant months of bowls in recent memory has rocketed the recent dual World Championships silver medallist and Australian Jackaroo to the top of the national player rankings system. After lying 17th at the end of March, two victories at the Victorian State Championships in the State Singles and Champion of Champion singles, as well as a runner-up finish in the tier 3 Victorian Masters Singles at Richmond Union, have catapulted Lester ahead of Aron Sherriff into first place and fulfilled a childhood dream. “As a kid I loved my sport and always dreamed of getting to number 1 like players in other sports. As I’ve got older I’ve had a lot more focus on team performance at club, state and Australian level, but being the current number 1 is something I don’t take for granted.” said Lester. “I’ll use my current rankings as motivation to work harder and be better.” Lester was not the only Victorian benefiting from a strong State Championships, with stalwart Garry Ball leaping from 13th to 5th. It was also a fruitful month for South Australians, with three-time Australian Open champion Nathan Pedersen in particular benefiting from a strong State Championships, jumping from 12th to 4th. With four men separated by less than 100 points at the top of the leaderboard, it is now all to play for at the lucrative Australian Open, with Sherriff and Pedersen in particular needing to match their strong showings in 2016 to stay near the top once their points from last year lapse. The race for the top in the women’s rankings has once again flipped, with the months-long see-saw between Jackaroos Carla Krizanic and Natasha Scott once again tipping in Scott’s favour after a runner-up finish at the tier 3 Adelaide Masters Singles, despite Krizanic’s victory in the Mixed Pairs and runner up finish in the Champion of Champion Singles at the Victorian State Championships. With the two leaders playing together in the Pairs and Fours at the Australian Open, Scott in particular needs a high finish in the Women’s Singles, as the points she received for winning that event in 2016 lapse prior to this year’s event. Of the other contenders, Canadian Kelly McKerihen looks ominous having taken out the Bareena Pairs in April, while Victorian young gun Kylie Whitehead was the biggest mover this month after taking out the Women’s Singles and Fours titles at the State Championships (as well as the non-rankings Under 25 Singles) to leap from 62nd to 9th.

The highest ranked bowler from each state is as follows: Top ranked players by state (men): • ACT: Adam Jeffrey (overall ranking – 31st) • NSW: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 2nd) • NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 30th) • QLD: Kurt Brown (overall ranking – 9th) • SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 4th) • TAS: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 3rd) • VIC: Barrie Lester (overall ranking – 1st) • WA: Clive Adams (overall ranking – 29th) • Overseas: Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 7th) Top ranked players by state (women): • ACT: Sharon Steele (overall ranking – 21st) • NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1st) • NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 11th) • QLD: Ester Regan (overall ranking – 5th) • SA: Cassandra Harvey (overall ranking – 7th) • TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 4th) • VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 2nd • WA: Helen Morss (overall ranking – 26th) • Overseas: Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 3rd) Overall Player Rankings (Men) • 1st Barrie Lester (VIC): 352 • 2nd Aron Sherriff (NSW): 337 • 3rd Lee Schraner (TAS): 315 • 4th Nathan Pedersen (SA): 285 • 5th Garry Ball (VIC): 239 Overall Player Rankings (Women) • 1st Natasha Scott (NSW): 456 • 2nd Carla Krizanic (VIC): 442 • 3rd Kelly McKerihen (Overseas, CAN): 261 • 4th Rebecca Van Asch (TAS): 245 • 5th Ester Regan (QLD): 225.1

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SA break Alley Shield drought, QLD notch up Marj Morris Trophy double figures South Australia came from-behind to break a 29-year Alley Shield drought at the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide. The Croweaters men secured a slice of history at the sport’s premier state and territory competition at Lockleys Bowling Club, claiming its first title since 1988 with a clinical 68-53 final round robin victory against the ACT, but the historic result came right down to the wire. The host state defied the odds in the men’s competition, finishing on the same amount of wins Tasmania to secure the coveted Shield on a countback, after the defending Victorian champions upstaged Tasmania in the last round on two rinks, which decimated the Tigers’ dreams of winning their first title in either gender’s events.

The last round’s state of origin contest did have a bearing on the Overall Champions Trophy, awarded to the most successful team across both gender’s competitions, which was also presented to Queensland. It was the Maroon’s fourth overall win since the trophy was introduced in 2008, when the men’s and women’s events were combined, having last lifted the silverware aloft in 2014.

NSW’s rink of Sarah Boddington, Kay Moran, Beth Quinlan and Karen Murphy were awarded the women’s best-performed rink honours, by 18 shots with an untarnished record, while The Tigers were required to win their match in addition to two out of the Queensland’s Sean Ingham, Andrew Howie, Anthony Kiepe three rinks contested to earn their first Shield, after going into the last and Kurt Brown claimed the men’s best-performed team round in prime position, but were overcome by the Big V by 2 shots on accolade with 6 wins, half a rink clear. the last rink, which allowed South Australia to leapfrog them to the top-spot by one-rink. Bowls Australia congratulates South Australia on their Alley Shield salute, Queensland on their Marj Morris Trophy and It was a heartwarming conclusion for the parochial locals, who were Overall Champions Trophy triumphs, and the other states and skipped by world champion Wayne Rueidger, Australian Jackaroo Scott territories on the valiant attempts. Thulborn and former Jackaroo Max Kleinig, having only ever tasted Men’s Alley Shield final results: success once before in either genders, almost three decades ago. 1. South Australia (12 match points, 14 rink points) 2. Their one loss in the round robin competition was at the hands of NSW, Tasmania (12, 13) 3. Queensland (10, 15) 4. Victoria (8, by 5 shots. 12.5) 5. NSW (6, 9) 6. Western Australia (4, 8.5) 7. ACT (4, 7) 8. Northern Territory (0, 5) In the women’s competition, a final round loss to NSW has taken none of the gloss off Queensland’s Marj Morris Trophy triumph. Women’s Mark Morris Trophy final results: 1. Queensland (12 match wins, 12.5 rink wins) 2. NSW (11, The Maroons earned their tenth Trophy, and first since 2011, a day 17) 3. Victoria (10, 14.5) 4. Western Australia (7, 12) 5. early after securing their sixth successive victory on the penultimate ACT (6, 9.5) 6. Tasmania (6, 8.5) 7. South Australia (4, 10) day of the competition, and finished half a game clear of the Blues as 8. Northern Territory (0, 0) the outright winners. Boasting a mix of young blood and experienced talent, the Maroons were skipped admirably by former world champion Julie Keegan, up-and-coming ace Bolivia Millerick and Australian Captain Lynsey Clarke.

Overall Championships Trophy final results: 1. Queensland (22 match points) 2. Victoria (18 match points, 26.5 rink points) 3. Tasmania (18 match points, 21.5 rink points) 4. NSW (17) 5. South Australia (16) 6. Western Australia (11) 7. ACT (10) 8. NT (0) For complete results from the Australian Sides Championships, visit

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Port Lincoln is located on the shores of Boston Bay. Views across the bay from the Lincoln Highway provide

one of the most picturesque town entranceways in South Australia. The natural deep water port is the export hub for the southern Eyre Peninsula grain industry, and has attracted regular visits from cruise ships since 2010. The port provides the operational base for the region’s important fishing and aquaculture industries; and Port Lincoln is trademarked as the Seafood Capital of Australia. With a population of 14500, Port Lincoln is a major commercial centre for the Eyre Peninsula and a popular destination for visitors. Not only a beautiful township overlooking Boston Bay, Port Lincoln makes an ideal base from where to explore the coast and experience Eyre Peninsula first hand. The shopping is extensive, offering everything from supermarkets and department stores to a myriad of specialty stores. Galleries and craft outlets with local products and souvenirs will add to your holiday experience. Make your holiday memorable by participating in one of the exciting tours and attractions on offer in and around Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula. For the adventurous, go Shark Cage Diving or Swim with Australian sea lions. Port Lincoln is one of the few places in the world where you can dive with sharks! Or if the ocean is not your thing, stay on land and visit our local wildlife fauna park. While you are here explore the nearby National Parks, taste local wines and enjoy the free picnic areas in and around Port Lincoln. Port Lincoln is one of the state’s most popular locations for visitors to drop a line, whiting, snapper, salmon, sweep, snook, tommy roughs, garfish and many other species are available all year round while tuna can be caught late summer and autumn.

VISIT PORT LINCOLN Visit Port Lincoln’s glorious beaches, limitless national parks, cool clear Southern Ocean and taste the best seafood ever. • Swim with sea lions • Dive with Great white sharks • Get a dozen Coffin Bay oysters direct from the fisherman • Absorb our nautical history at our award-winning Axel Stenross museum • Eat the freshest fish and chips in Australia • Walk our extensive coastal trails • RV friendly

Open seven days 9am–5pm, Monday–Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. For all your accommodation, tour bookings and visitor information. Also stocking brochures, souvenirs and postcards. Public nternet access, photocopying, faxing and access point for town water.

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Dining out in Port Lincoln is always an adventure whether your taste ranges from traditional pub fare, specialist restaurants or a good old fashioned take away. Make sure to try some of our local seafood, you can buy direct from factories to cook up your own seafood feast or dine out on local produce cooked by our local celebrity chefs! A stroll through the CBD will reveal a bustling and lively café scene complete with excellent coffee and homemade treats. There are many accommodation options to suit your requirements in Port Lincoln. There are luxury motels located along the foreshore where you can watch the sunrise over the ocean from your balcony or room. Local caravan parks provide all the usual amenities whilst the Port Lincoln Marina has a range of accommodation to suit any budget. Port Lincoln is home to many talented artists and artwork. A bronze sculpture of Makybe Diva, three times Melbourne Cup winner graces the picturesque foreshore lawns whilst a sculpture of Matthew Flinders is situated along Port Lincoln’s main street. Port Lincoln was discovered by Matthew Flinders under his commission by the British Admiralty to chart Australia’s unexplored coastline. The converted collier Investigator dropped anchor in Boston Bay in February 1802 and Flinders named the spot Port Lincoln after his native Lincolnshire in England. A collaboration of local artists has seen the installation of local wattle inspired public art around the Visitor Information Centre and CBD.

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History buffs will delight in the museums, memorials and historic buildings in and around Port Lincoln. Take a stroll along the foreshore path between the town jetty and Port Lincoln Yacht Club to discover Port Lincoln’s rich maritime history detailed on commemorative plaques. The Tacoma, a pioneering vessel of the tuna industry, an industry Port Lincoln is famous for today, is detailed along with many others! A delightful walk of less than ten minutes, plus time to stop and read, this is a must for history buffs as well as those who enjoy a stroll with a lovely view! The Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre is open seven days 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday and public holidays. For all your tour bookings and visitor information needs drop in and see the friendly staff. The centre also stocks brochures, souvenirs and postcards. Public internet access, photocopying, faxing and an access point for town water are also available.

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History of the museum In 1963 a group of rail preservationists, alarmed at the scrapping of steam locomotives which had served South Australia for many decades, set about saving, restoring and maintaining many of the historic vehicles in the museum today. The first railway museum was located on Railway Terrace at Mile End, operated on a completely voluntary basis and opened on only two afternoons each month. Prior to 1988 museum members restored many locomotives and carriages, designed and built our steam engine 'Bub', and completely restored narrow gauge steam engine 'Peronne' to operational condition. They also published several railway books. The exposure of the exhibits to the weather was a cause for great concern and an undercover venue was sought. In 1988 the museum was fortunate enough, with the involvement of the History Trust of SA, to obtain a $2m Australian Bicentennial Commemorative Grant to relocate to our current site and to provide covered accommodation for the exhibits. On the 2nd of January 1988 the gates at the Mile End Railway Museum closed for the last time and on the 10th December 1988, after a year of frantic activity, the Port Dock Station Railway Museum Port Adelaide was officially opened by the Premier of South Australia, The Honorable John Bannon.

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Australia’s largest under-cover railway museum - comprises two large display pavilions, housing more than100 exhibits locomotives, passenger carriages and railcars. Minature train rides every day.


is famous for scenic Lake Bonney the aquatic playground of the Riverland. Located conveniently in the heart of the Riverland, many of the activities can be done within a very short distance from the resort. With 32 motel units available the Barmera Lake Resort Motel is a popular place for coach groups to stay while discovering the Riverland region. Finish each day with drinks and a meal in the function room and deck, overlooking the charming Lake Bonney. At the end of the night, simply walk back to your comfortable motel room. We can tailor accommodation packages for tour operators and coach groups. Our range of itineraries has proven to be well balanced and take in many of the Riverland attractions. Leigh and Tarsh invite you to come and spend some time at their quality resort motel at Barmera in the Riverland of South Australia. Barmera Lake Resort are the major sponsor of the Barmera Bowling Club.



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Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum, Australia's largest museum with over 100 exhibits representing State, Commonwealth and private railway operators on the three major rail gauges used in Australia. Climb into the cabs of giant steam engines, walk through elegant carriages, and enjoy free train rides and interactive and educational displays.

Jackaroos claim test silverware against England Dominant three days sees Australia take an 83-33 rink point victory over England

The Jackaroos won’t be short of international game-time in the lead up to the pinnacle multi-sport event next April.

The Australian Jackaroos have earned a comprehensive pass-mark in their first major litmus test in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with a stunning result against England in their three-day test event at Broadbeach.

The Trans Tasman test series will be staged on the same greens from May 31 to June 2, and will be followed by the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations event, which will feature seven prospective nations in the able-bodied competition, plus an additional three-day para-sport component.

The Jackaroos and English Lions are two of the perennial powerhouses and fiercest combatants on the green, but the Australia v England Test was a decidedly one-sided affair over the past three days, with the host-nation claiming the honours by 50 points, 83-33, after prevailing in 41.5 of the 58 matches contested. Australia’s national selection panel, headed by National Coach Steve Glasson and High-Performance Coordinator Peter Brown, now face the difficult, but ultimately auspicious, task of naming the five men and five women for the open disciplines of next month’s Trans Tasman. Some of those that caught selectors’ eyes with impressive performances may also fill the second-tier development teams, which already boast four under-age confirmed players, with the announcement of both open and development teams to occur next week.

While the Australia v England Test has been run and won, some of the highlights from the event will feature in the second series of The Bowls Show on SBS, with four Bowls Premier League format matches to be shown during episodes 4-7 from June 4-25. Bowls Australia congratulates the Australian Jackaroos and English contingents on their spirited pre-Commonwealth Games hit-out. Overall Pos






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Deaf Bowls Australia Deaf Bowls Australia is an association of Bowls Australia and is made up of each state’s deaf bowls association. Members of deaf bowls are in 2 categories. The first is someone who is totally deaf. The second category is someone who is hearing impaired as determined by an audiogram. The bowlers hearing loss must be greater than 55 decibels in their best hearing ear to be eligible for the National Team or 45 decibels for State championships. All deaf and hearing impaired bowlers play pennant bowls for their local club in their particular state. Members of each state come together every 4 years for the Australian Deaf Bowls Championships. This year’s championships were held at Dudley Park Bowling Club in Mandurah Western Australia. At these championships each state had representatives in singles, pairs, triples and fours (women and men). Also at these championships an Australian men’s and women’s team was pick to represent Australia in the International Lawn Bowls Championships which will be held in Christchurch in 2019. These championships are held every 4 years. Each state has their own championships and they are held at different times of the year. Also members are eligible to play bowls in the Australian Deaf Games which will be held in Albury / Wodonga in January 2018. There is also a championship for the hearing impaired held at the Australian Open each year on the Gold Coast. All members have a great time at both the state and National level. Each state is trying to attract new bowlers to their ranks. Anyone who thinks they may qualify to play should contact either Bowls Australia or their state counterpart for their deaf bowls contacts.

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Golden Golden day day for for Australia Australia The Australian “Gold” team claimed the overall honours at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations today, on the back of a three gold medal performance by the women’s players. All five women walked away from the event with a gold medal around their neck, or in Karen Murphy and Lynsey Clarke’s case, two gold medals. The duo recorded their first gold alongside each other in the women’s pairs, where they defeated Scotland 21-5, more than a decade after the pair united together to secure the 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medal. Murphy backed up her performance this afternoon in the blue-ribbon women’s singles, prevailing against New Zealand’s fellow multiple world champion Jo Edwards 21-14.

The vision-impaired mixed pairs combination of Lynne Seymour and Jake Fehlberg triumphed against New Zealand 22-10, while the bowlers with a disability open triples trio of Tony Bonnell, Ken Hanson and Chris Flavel were victorious against Scotland 20-13.

The remainder of the women’s players notched up gold in the women’s fours, with Clarke leading for Bolivia Millerick, Natasha Ryan and Kelsey Cottrell, where they upstaged their Australian Green counterparts by one shot on an extra end, 12-11.

The host-nation secured eight gold medals, three silvers and five bronze medals in totality from the 10 disciplines.

The men’s triples and fours teams fell on the final hurdle of their gold medal encounters, losing to Australia Green and the Kiwis respectively. The Australian Gold team finished with 37 points, made up of three gold, two silvers, two bronze and a fourth-place finish; 3 points ahead of Australia Green, who ended up with three gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Australia Green’s gold medals came in the women’s triples, men’s pairs and men’s triples. Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch defeated New Zealand 23-11, while Barrie Lester and Nathan Rice also upstaged the Kiwis, 16-14, and Wayne Ruediger, Corey Wedlock and Aron Sherriff claimed their gold against fellow Australians, 22-12. In a stunning performance, Australia lost only one game to another country on the final day of the seven-nation event, in the men’s fours, where New Zealand toppled the Gold team. The nation also enjoyed success in the para-sport component of the event, which is a qualifying event for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Bowls Australia acknowledges the assistance and funding provided by Commonwealth Games Australia to Bowls Australia for athletes in the “Gold Coast GOLD” and “NextGEN AUSComGames” programs. The Gold Coast GOLD program was devised by the CGA to maximise podium performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and assist athletes who are expected to be nominated for selection to the 2018 Australian Team. NextGEN AUSComGames was created to provide assistance to junior players who have been identified as potential 2018 or 2022 Commonwealth Games level athletes.2018 or 2022

Overall winner’s tally:

1. Australia Gold - 37 points - three gold, two silvers, two bronze and a fourth 2. Australia Green - 34 points - three gold, one silver, three bronze 3. New Zealand - 31 points

Australia “Gold” gold medal results:

• Women’s singles: Australia Gold (Karen Murphy) def New Zealand 21-14 • Women’s pairs: Australia Gold (Lynsey Clarke, Karen Murphy) def Scotland (Caroline Brown, Claire Johnstone) 21-5 • Women’s fours: Australia Gold (Lynsey Clarke, Bolivia Millerick, Natasha Ryan, Kelsey Cottrell) def Australia Green 12-11 • Men’s triples: Australia Gold (Ray Pearse, Aaron Teys, Scott Thuborn) lost to Australia Green 11-23 • Men’s fours: Australia Gold (Aaron Teys, Brett Wilkie, Aaron Wilson, Scott Thulborn) lost to New Zealand 9-17

Australia “Green” gold medal results:

• Women’s triples: Australia Green (Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch) def New Zealand (Tayla Bruce, Val Smith, Katelyn Inch) 23-11 • Women’s fours: Australia Green (Chloe Stewart, Kristina Krstic, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch) lost to Australia Gold 11-12 • Men’s pairs: Australia Green (Barrie Lester, Nathan Rice) def New Zealand (Mike Kernaghan, Shannon McIlroy) 16-14 • Men’s triples: Australia Green (Wayne Ruediger, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff) def Australia Gold (Ray Pearse, Aaron Teys, Scott Thulborn) 22-12

Para-sport gold medal results:

• Vision impaired mixed pairs: Australia (Lynne Seymour, Jake Fehlberg) def New Zealand 22-10 • Bowlers with a disability open triples: Australia (Tony Bonnell, Ken Hanson, Chris Flavel) def Scotland 20-13 SA Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017 23

Hannah Kim U.N.-Allied – Story courtesy of Les Taylor Hannah began her journey in February, stopping first in Canada to meet Canadian veterans in the Province of Ontario, then flying to Colombia to meet veterans who had served in the Colombia Battalion. She crisscrossed the world and in some countries, including Canada, Colombia and others, she was made an honorary member of the national Korean War Veterans Association. In Columbia the honor was conferred on her in a ceremony at the national assembly. In every leg of her journey the reports came back from veterans extolling their delight with her visit among them, something that certainly does not come easy and cannot be contrived or purchased and is 100 percent genuine. So Hannah’s journey, which she conceived as something she must do in her lifetime, has met her goals and indeed lightened the days of the hundreds of veterans she has met all around the world. Hannah encouraged and worked on the staff of U.S. Representative Charles Rangel to pass a bill that became the Congressional Act that officially named July 27 as Korean War Armistice Day in the United States. She decided the time to begin her odyssey, or pilgrimage, was upon her when she was seriously injured in an automobile accident that nearly claimed her life. It was time to begin the journey.

Hannah studied all of the names on the Commonwealth Monument to those with No Known Graves. The bronze markers are embossed with the 386 names of the sailors, marines, soldiers, and airmen from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom who fell in Korea but whose graves are known only to God. Here is Hannah at the Australian Monument. During her world journey she visited Australia, then after a few fun filled, hard working days she moved along to New Zealand. She was kept very busy by the enthusiastic Australian veterans, as there are several different veterans’ organizations in the country. They all welcomed her with great enthusiasm and courtesy.

She made the leap from the Auckland Tower and reported that she “felt like a bird.”

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RAN, RANR and RANVR, including the Dominion Yachtsmen Scheme, who served in the Royal Navy 1939-45. About five hundred Australian volunteers (the Yachtsmen Scheme) were sent for officer training to the United Kingdom from 1940-42, prior to the outbreak of war with Japan. On commissioning the men were posted throughout the Royal Navy, mostly serving in smaller ships. They served in the Atlantic and Arctic seas, on convoy duty, the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, in Special Operations and Rendering Mines Safe (bomb disposal). Towards the end of the war many were involved in the landings for D-Day while many also served in the South-East Asian theatre. After four or more years away they returned to an Australia in the throes of the final stages of the Pacific war and a much smaller navy. While most of the men were posted back to the Royal Australian Navy, many found themselves serving in more junior positions of responsibility than they had in the Royal Navy. Nor on their return, were they accorded any acknowledgement by the Australian public for their contribution to the final Allied victory. Over the next sixty years the men made real efforts to build a collective identity and without this continuity of contact the material for this research would not have been accessible. Only the men could tell their story about their service and only, over a number of interviews, were the threads of the Yachtsmen Scheme story brought together. Their feelings of disillusionment and melancholy about the lack of public recognition for their war service were voiced and by the early twenty-first century the men sought similar recognition to their Australian compatriots. The men are proud of their service in the Royal Navy as Australians and believe that as a group they are the most highly decorated servicemen of World War II. The Australian Government paid for their contribution in World War II and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs readily accepted the responsibility for their care. Yet there is no official nominal roll of this group in Australia or the United Kingdom. It is time that their story was told for future generations to understand and acknowledge their endurance and sacrifice in the terrible years of service in the war at sea on the other side of the world, far from their homeland. Over 1100 Australians served in the Royal Navy during World War II. Most served as volunteers, RANVR, although a handful of RAN personnel were included. Approximately five hundred served through the Yachtsmen Scheme and there were also a number of Anti-Submarine officers who trained at HMAS Rushcutter in Sydney. The Yachtsmen Scheme and the Anti-Submarine Scheme ran concurrently. The group of Yachtsmen Scheme volunteers were awarded 4 George Crosses (GM), 10 George Medals (GM), 31 Distinguished Service Crosses (DSC), I Distinguished Service Medal (DSM), 34 Mentioned-in -Dispatches (MiD), 3 Orders of the British Empire (OBE), 3 Members of the British Empire (MBE) and a Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM), the only one ever awarded to an Australian. Janet Roberts Billett MA (Melb) Historian April 2017. Sourced by Les Taylor and Reprinted with acknowledgement to Author. SA-Bowling & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017 25

DC 3

‘It groaned, it protested, it rattled, it ran hot, it ran cold, it ran rough, it staggered along on hot days and scared you half to death. ‘Its wings flexed and twisted in a horrifying manner, it sank back to earth with a great sigh of relief. But it flew and it flew and it flew.’ This is the memorable description by Captain Len Morgan, a former pilot with Braniff Airways, of the unique challenge of flying a Douglas DC-3. It’s carried more passengers than any plane in history, but - Now the DC-3 has been grounded by EU health and safety rules. The DC-3 served in World War II , Korea and Vietnam, and was a favourite among pilots! For more than 70 years, the aircraft known through a variety of nicknames - the Doug, the Dizzy, Old Methuselah, the Gooney Bird, the Grand Old Lady - but which to most of us is simply the Dakota - has been the workhorse of the skies. With its distinctive nose-up profile when on the ground and extraordinary capabilities in the air, it transformed passenger travel, and served in just about every military conflict from World War II onwards. Now the Douglas DC-3 - the most successful plane ever made, which first took to the skies just over 30 years after the Wright Brothers’ historic first flight - is to carry passengers in Britain for the last time. Romeo Alpha and Papa Yankee, the last two passenger-carrying Dakotas in the UK , are being forced into retirement because of - yes, you’ve guessed it - health & safety rules. Their owner, Coventry-based Air Atlantique, has reluctantly decided it would be too expensive to fit the required emergencescape slides and

Now the DC 3 has been grounded by EU health and safety rules and with acknowledgement to it's author

weather-radar systems required by new European rules for their 65-year-old planes, which served with the RAF during the war.

described the Dakota as a ‘collection of parts flying in loose formation’, and most reckon they can land it pretty well on a postage stamp.

Mike Collett, the company’s chairman, says: “We’re very saddened.” The end of the passenger-carrying British Dakotas is a sad chapter in the story of the most remarkable aircraft ever built, surpassing all others in length of service, dependability and achievement. It has been a luxury airliner, transport plane, bomber, fighter and flying hospital, and introduced millions of people to the concept of air travel. It has flown more miles, broken more records, carried more passengers and cargo, accumulated more flying time and performed more ‘impossible’ feats than any other plane in history, even in these days of super-jumbos that can circle the world non-stop.

Captain Len Morgan says: ‘The Dakota could lift virtually any load strapped to its back and carry it anywhere and in any weather safely.’ It is the very human scale of the plane that has so endeared it to successive generations. With no pressurization in the cabin, it flies low and slow. And unlike modern jets, it’s still possible to see the world go by from the cabin of a Dakota. (The name, incidentally, is an acronym for Douglas Aircraft Company Transport Aircraft.)

As a former Pan Am stewardess puts it: “From the windows, you seldom look upon a flat, hazy, distant surface to the world. “Instead, you see the features of the earth - curves of mountains, colours of lakes, cars moving on roads, ocean Indeed, at one point, 90 percent of the world’s waves crashing on shores, and cloud formaair traffic was operated by DC-3s. tions as a sea of popcorn and powder puffs.’ But it is for heroic feats in military service that the More than 10,500 DC-3s have been built since legendary plane is most distinguished. the prototype was rolled out to astonished onlookers at Douglas’s Santa Monica factory in It played a major role in the invasion of Sicily, the 1935. With its eagle beak, large square windows D-Day landings, the Berlin Airlift, and the Korean and sleek metal fuselage, it was luxurious and Vietnam wars, performing astonishing feats beyond belief, in contrast to the wood-and-can- along the way. vas bone shakers of the day, where passengers had to huddle under blankets against the cold. When General Eisenhower was asked what he believed were the foundation stones for Even in the 1930s, the early Dakotas had many of America’s success in World War II, he named the the comforts we take for granted today, like bulldozer, the jeep, the half-ton truck, and the on-board loos and a galley that could prepare Dakota. When the Burma Road was captured by hot food. Early menus included wild-rice the Japanese, and the only way to send supplies pancakes with blueberry syrup, served on bone into China was over the mountains at 19,000 ft, china with silver service. For the first time, the Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek said: ‘Give passengers were able to stand up and walk me 50 DC-3s, and the Japs can have the Burma around while the plane was airborne. But the de- Road .’ sign had one vital feature, ordered by pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh, who was a director of In 1945, a Dakota broke the world record for a TWA, which placed the first order for the plane. flight with an engine out of action, travelling for The DC-3 should always, Lindbergh directed, be 1,100 miles from Pearl Harbor to San Diego, with able to fly on one engine. just one- propeller working. Another in RNZAF service lost a wing after colliding mid-air with a Pilots have always loved it, not just because of its Lockheed bomber. Defying all the rules of rugged reliability but because, with no comput- aerodynamics, and with only a stub remaining, ers on board, it is the epitome of ‘flying by the the plane landed, literally, on a wing and a prayer seat- of- the- pants’. One aviator memorably at Whenuapai Airbase. Once, a Dakota pilot


carrying paratroops across the Channel to France heard an enormous bang. He went aft to find that half the plane had been blown away, including part of the rudder. With engines still turning, he managed to skim the wave-tops before finally making it to safety. Another wartime Dakota was rammed by a Japanese fighter that fell to earth, while the American crew returned home in their severely damaged - but still airborne - plane, and were given the distinction of ‘downing an enemy aircraft’. Another DC-3 was peppered with 3,000 bullets in the wings and fuselage by Japanese fighters. It made it back to base, was repaired with canvas patches and glue, and then sent back into the air. During the evacuation of Saigon in 1975, a Dakota crew managed to cram aboard 98 Vietnamese orphans, although the plane was supposed to carry no more than 30 passengers. In addition to its rugged military service, it was the DC-3 which transformed commercial passenger flying in the post-war years. Easily converted to a passenger plane, it introduced the idea of affordable air travel to a world which had previously seen it as exclusively for the rich. Flights across America could be completed in about 15 hours (with three stops for refuelling), compared with the previous reliance on short hops in commuter aircraft during the day and train travel overnight. It made the world a smaller place, gave people the opportunity for the first time to see previously inaccessible destinations, and became a romantic symbol of travel. The DC-3’s record has not always been perfect. After the war, military-surplus Dakotas were cheap, often poorly maintained, and pushed to the limit by their owners. Accidents were frequent. One of the most tragic happened in 1962, when Zulu Bravo, a Channel Airways flight from Jersey, slammed into a hillside on the Isle of Wight in thick fog. All three crew and nine of the 14 passengers died, but the accident changed the course of aviation history. The local radar, incredibly, had been switched off because it was a Sunday. The national air safety rules were changed to ensure it never happened again. ‘The DC-3 was, and is, unique,’ wrote the novelist and aviation writer Ernest Gann, ‘since no other flying machine has cruised every sky known to mankind, been so admired, cherished,

glamorized, known the touch of so many pilots and sparked so many tributes. “It was without question the most successful aircraft ever built, and even in this jet-age, it seems likely that the surviving DC-3s may fly about their business forever.” This may be no exaggeration. Next month, Romeo Alpha and Papa Yankee begin a farewell tour of Britain ‘s airports before carrying their final passengers at the International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 16 But after their retirement, there will still be Dakotas flying in the farthest corners of the world, kept going with love, dedication and sheer ingenuity.

licensed for flying wedding ceremonies. Even when they have ended their aerial lives, old Dakotas have become mobile homes, hamburger stands and hen houses. One even serves as a football team changing room. Clark Gable’s private DC-3, which once ferried chums such as John and Bobby Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and Ronald Reagan, is in a theme park in San Marino. But don’t assume it won’t run again. Some of the oldest hulks have been put back in the skies.

The ancient piston-engines are replaced by modern turboprops, and many a pilot of a Nearly three-quarters of a century after they first modern jet has been astonished to find a Dakota entered service, it’s still possible to get a Dakota alongside him on the climb away from the ride somewhere in the world. runway. I recently took a DC-3 into the heart of the Venezuelan jungle - to the “Lost World” made famous in the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is one of the most remote regions on the planet - where the venerable old planes have long been used because they can be manoeuvred like birds in the wild terrain.

So what is the enduring secret of the DC-3?

David Egerton, professor of the history of science and technology at Imperial College, London , says we should rid our minds of the idea that the most recent inventions are always the best. ‘The very fact that the DC-3 is still around and performing a useful role in the world is a It’s a scary experience being strapped into a torn powerful reminder that the latest and most canvas chair, raked back at an alarming angle expensive technology is not always the one that (walking along the aisle of a stationary Dakota is changes history,’ he says. like climbing a steep hill) as you wait for take-off. The engines spew smoke and oil as they shudder It’s long been an aviation axiom that ‘the only into life with what DC-3 fans describe as ‘music’, replacement for the DC-3 is another DC-3’. So but to me sounded like the hammering of a it’s fortunate that at least one seems likely to be thousand pneumatic-drills. But soon you are around for a very long time to come. skimming the legendary flat-topped mountains protruding from the jungle below, purring over In 1946, a DC-3 on a flight from Vienna to Pisa wild rivers and the Angel Falls , the world’s crashed into the top of the Rosenlaui Glacier in highest rapids. Suddenly the ancient plane drops the Swiss Alps. The aircraft was not damaged like a stone to a tiny landing strip just visible in and all the passengers were rescued, but it the trees. quickly began to disappear as a blinding snowstorm raged. Swiss engineers have calculated The pilot dodges bits of dismantled DC-3 that it will take 600 years for it to slide- down engines scattered on the ground and avoids a inside the glacier and emerge at the bottom. stray dog as he touches down with scarcely a bump. How did he do it without air traffic control The most asinine ruling ever dreamed up by a and the minimum of navigational aids? ‘’C’est nightmare bureaucracy!!! I especially appreciate facile - it’s easy,” he shrugged. the part requiring “escape slides”. On it’s belly, you can step down from the aircraft floor to the Today, many DC-3s live-on throughout the world ground. as crop-sprayers, surveillance patrols, air freighters in forgotten African states, and even And the article left out the tale of the luxury executive transports. “DC-2-and-a-Half”. After being shot-up by Japanese fighters, the damaged wing of a DC-3 One, owned by a Houston lumber company, had was replaced with one from a DC-2. It was then mink-covered door- knobs, while another loaded up with refugees, and flown to safety. belonging to a Texas rancher had sofas and reclining chairs upholstered with the skins of A special thank you to Les Taylor for sending in unborn calves. In Jaipur, India, a Dakota is this wonderful piece of history. BOWLSSA-Bowling PLUS VICTORIA FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016 27 29 & Lifestyle Jun-Jul 2017


Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA getting towed out of the hangar for the engine runs. Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA and some of the people who have been part of the restoration process.

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA with engines running.

After all the hard work achieved so far in the painstaking loving restoration process of the DC-3 aircraft “KANANA”, registered as VH-ABR, it has successfully reached another major milestone. Much to the delight of everyone involved the sight & sound of the DC-3 engines running at the front of the Melbourne Aviation Precinct (MAP) hangars was a welcome relief to all. It was a day of celebration as KANANA gets another step closer to finally returning to the air like in its former glory days.


An iconic destination on the coast of Limestone Coast of South Australia, Robe is situated at the southern end of Guichen Bay. Lieutenant Governor Robe accompanied Captain Lipson in January 1846 on the “Lapwing” and surveyed the site for a proposed South Eastern port at Robe. In February 1847, Robe was declared as a port, becoming the second major colonial out port by the 1860s, both in terms of value and volume of wool exported. Built in 1853 as a navigational guide, the Obelisk stands impressively and obstinately on the rugged and rough coastline of Cape Dombey. Seen to almost 20km out to sea, this stately shipping marker would have been the first beacon sighted on the tall ship “Lake of Cakes” on 17 January 1857 as it sailed with a British Flag carrying the first group of Chinese passengers. There were 264 in total, outnumbering and astonishing the approx. 200 local inhabitants of Robe, many locals having never laid eyes on a Chinese ever before.

Photo credit: David Mills. KANANA with engines running.

Go 4WDing on the coastal track and be in awe of the back beach coves and everchanging dune landscape. Great for surf fishing, beach walking, heavy duty surfing and lazily drifting along… Luxurious overnight escapes are a specialty at Robe but be tempted to stay another day and enjoy Robe’s unique heritage accommodation. There is a bed in Robe for every type of traveller with many visitors opting to base camp here to explore the Limestone Coast.

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The Chinese were bound for the Victorian goldfields but were forced to land in the free port of Robe so that the ship’s Captain could avoid the Victorian poll tax PROOFING TIPS Our Apartments provide a DVD player and Free movie hire while the 2 and 3 bedroom of $10 per passenger. 17,000 Chinese came through Robe on the lure of gold PROOF • Carefully check all copy, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Apartments offer a full kitchen with electric cooktop, oven and sink. The Studio and none of them made Robe their home. • Have someone who was not involved in preparing the ad content cast their eye over your ad. Apartments feature a kitchenette with electric frypan. All apartments have a DVD player • Read the copy out aloud – sometimes your mouth stumbles over mistakes. and free movie hire. The 2 and 3 bedroom apartments offer a full kitchen with electric Robe has retained its historic ambience and today locals and visitors alike also cooktopyour and oven, apartments feature a kitchenette with electric frypan. We appreciate business andwhilst will keepthe your studio information on file in case you wish to take advantage enjoy the distinctive local wines, locally produced coffee, fresh seafood and regional produce, as reflected in the charismatic restaurants, friendly pubs, and of HWR’s range of other services. We would be pleased to provide a quote on producing any other advertisements, brochures, business cards swimming or websites at very competitive prices. A luxurious indoor heated pool and spa await, as does the modern indoor groovy cafes of the Robe township. The town is open 7 days a week all year barbecue kitchen area which can cater for large or small groups and is available to all round, so there is ample opportunity to peruse the quality clothing boutiques, Please return proof via fax to: guests free of charge. art galleries, trendy homewares and coastal chic stores or just relax, absorb and


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Everyone loves the famous 17km Long Beach - Robe's special secret – the beach you can safely drive, fish, swim, surf and play on. Explore and experience the unique coastal mallee lakes environment of the Little Dip Conservation Park.

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Marion joins a mecca of maritime birthday milestones


Built in 1897, the Marion has moved along the Darling and Murray Rivers for many years commencing her life as a ‘hawking vessel’ or floating department store with renowned retailers Wm Bowring & Co in Wentworth. The Marion will celebrate her 120th Birthday with two milestone cruises this year taking 28 passengers back to her origins in Wentworth in October. She has taken on many guises during her river career transforming from a hawking vessel, to a cargo vessel with a few passengers and finally as a full passenger vessel. Chairman of the Mannum Dock Museum Rob Bowring OAM reflects on his association over the past 20 years with the grand old lady of the river and his family’s association with this heritage listed iconic vessel. “My Great Grandfather William Bowring purchased the Marion as a barge in 1900 after his hawking vessel, the ‘PS Emily Jane’ burnt to the waterline. The insurance money established one of the most recognized trading vessels on the Darling”.

Shale gasfield The South East of South Australia is now almost entirely covered in petroleum licences and is at risk of spreading gasfields. State Government is offering new petroleum exploration licences (PELs) targeting conventional gas and oil as well as unconventional shale gas and shale oil in the South East.

“The Marion was one of the first vessels to run passenger cruises and in 1934, Murray Shipping Company launched the first of many Summer cruises out of Morgan and in 1940 the rear deck cargo deck was converted to a dining room”. “The Marion’s first trip up the Darling was in October 1900 and with the cruise departing in October this year, what better places to celebrate the Marion’s milestone celebrations where her life began in Wentworth and took on new horizons in Morgan with passenger travel in the 1930’s.”

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WENTWORTH to MORGAN - 11 days, 10 nights

Departing Wentworth, 9 November, 2017. Joining the PS Canally’s 110th birthday celebrations & Morgan Living River Festival. $1999 per person twin share includes off boat activities, meals, accommodation & bus transfers to boarding port.

MANNUM to WENTWORTH - 13 days, 12 nights

Departing Mannum, 24th October 2017. Joining the PS Ruby’s 110th birthday celebrations. $2499 per person twin share includes off boat activities, meals, accommodation & bus transfers to boarding port. PS Marion is one of the last operational, original, heritage, steam ESJWFO XPPEmSFE PWFSOJHIUQBTTFOHFSDBSSZJOH TJEFXIFFM paddle steamers in the world.

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The industrialisation of the rural landscape brought about by gas activities with its associated air and water pollution can significantly damage the environment and put at risk the health of communities and associated agricultural industries. The unconventional gas industry does not have effective ways to deal with its contaminated wastewater, solid wastes and its impact on groundwater aquifers. As the Australian government’s National Pollutant Inventory demonstrates, the industry cannot control its toxic air emissions, which continue to escalate. A 2016 review examined 685 scientific papers that clearly showed gasfields cause harm. Most of these point to risks to air, water and health. Some fracking chemicals are known to cause cancer, damage organs, and interfere with hormones and reproduction. Gas companies transfer risks to landowners. Gasfields have caused property values to fall. Some families with gas wells have been denied finance. Gas companies do not have environmental insurance and expect landowners to bear all the risks. A 2015 report on CSG in Queensland found that unconventional gasfields are not good for the local economy. They have a boom-bust cycle, and employ Fly In Fly Out workers. The report found that people in local businesses, agriculture and local government thought gasfield development led to deterioration of: • Financial capital (revenue streams) • Built capital (infrastructure, roads, transport) • Human capital (skills, knowledge, health) • Social capital (organisations, networks, relationships, mutual trust and reciprocity)

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Industry leaders and politicians talk about the importance of Australian agriculture to share the burden and opportunities to feed an extra two billion people worldwide by 2050. But there is a disconnect between the rhetoric and actions when it comes to protecting high quality agricultural land in regional planning schemes and from developments that do the exact opposite.



An average of 96% locals over 47 South East communities have declared themselves Gasfield Free. There is no Social Licence for gasfields in the region when there is no approval within the local community, other stakeholders and its broad social acceptance. Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull said that if you don’t have the social licence, you can’t do it. The Government should be protecting the South East that produces over $1 billion in food, wine and fibre annually as well as significant exports from proposed conventional and unconventional gas. Good health for current and future generations of Australians is dependent on having clean air, clean water, a safe sustainable food supply and stable climate. Healthy water, air and food are fundamental to our way of life and environment. It underpins our economy and is critical to our region’s future prosperity. The science simply does not provide the insurance required to support conventional or unconventional gas. The South Australian government is ignoring that there is NO Social Licence for gasfields and the people of the South East need your help. Please send a clear message by letters, emails and phone calls to the SA government expressing your support for the ‘Will of the People’ seeking a ban on any new gas exploration and production in the South East of SA.

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Fixed Income Investments The Vertex Direct Mortgage Fund provides exclusive opportunities for sophisticated or wholesale investors to invest directly into individual first mortgage loans throughout Australia. The Fund is managed by Vertex Funds Management Pty Ltd whose directors are Peter Readett and Duane Davies, both experienced property financiers and fund managers. The directors have over 45 years combined experience in the banking industry with 25 years spent in the private funds management sector, specialising in first mortgage investments. Each mortgage investment is secured by real estate property within Australia and provides investors with a range of different terms, risks and rates of return. Vertex Funds Management director Peter Readett explains, “The Fund was established to give investors access to investment opportunities that otherwise may not be available to them. We source loan transactions from our wide network of borrowers and brokers and conduct extensive due diligence on both the Borrower and the security property being offered. Investors are then provided with detailed loan and credit information so they decide which loans they want to participate in and provide funding for. At the end of the day, it is the investors decision whether they choose to invest or not, giving them full control of where their money is invested. Once a decision has been made to invest, we look after the rest giving Investors comfort that their investments are being managed by experienced fund managers.”. The investments provide monthly payments of interest, giving regular income at attractive returns to investors. Vertex Funds Management director Duane Davies notes, “The product is a yield based offering insofar as there is no capital growth but a regular income stream that can form part of an investor’s portfolio. Investors are also provided with the comfort that their investment is secured by real estate property with loans advanced not exceeding 70% of the security property’s value.”. Duane further advises that, “Recent transactions have seen loan investments repaid on or before maturity with investors receiving full repayment of their investment monies along with solid returns”. Vertex Funds Management are happy to have a no obligation discussion regarding the Fund and can be contacted at any time on 1800 940 901.

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Welcome to Palliative Care South Australia Palliative care is care provided for people living with, and dying from an eventually fatal condition and for whom the primary goal is quality of life. Palliative care is the relatively new name for the specialized way of providing supportive care for any person with a life-threatening illness approaching the end of life. It is available for everyone: young and old, those with cancer or any other terminal diagnosis, people of any ethnic or cultural background, wherever they live - in the city or in the country. Our website is an information resource on palliative care and the palliative care services provided in South Australia. The site also announces news, events, online information, publications, learning opportunities, and has links to other relevant websites. Join us for a free cuppa and cake and talk about the big issues. For information about locations and dates visit Talking helps Australians work out what’s right for them.

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found in the heart of the Barossa Valley and during this year rewrote history when winning all three trophies for the Saturday Lawn Bowls competition.

They took on sides from Angaston, Lyndoch and Tanunda. There was a sea of gold and a buzz in the air. All knew that there were matches to win as the bowlers prepared for their first roll of the bowl.

The Grand Final held on a Saturday in March was a day that held great promise for the Nuriootpa Bowling Club. The Tigers had secured a chance for a clean sweep with sides in all three divisions for the Saturday competition.

Four hours later history had been written. The Nuriootpa Bowling Club raised all three trophies in celebration. The proud and ecstatic bowlers celebrated in the company of an ‘Ambush of Tigers’.

The excitement as the bowlers and spectators gathered at the clubrooms was high but controlled. They had been in this position the previous year. By the time all were gathered at Kapunda the level of excitement was electric. Despite this the Tiger bowlers showed a steely determination.

Over the last ten seasons the Nuriootpa bowlers have contested many finals in the top two divisions and been crowned Premiers in Division One five times and in Division Two six times. In the last two seasons in Division Three we have won both premierships. It is a club that strives for excellence. The game of Lawn Bowls, as a sport for all ages that can lead to success at the highest levels in the nation, is eagerly promoted by this club. Having fun bowling, whether at night under lights with friends or in league competitions, can be found at Tiger land. All are welcome. The strong and very vibrant connection with

Barossa Village, as a major sponsor, helps make all of the success of the Nuriootpa Bowling Club possible. We are excited to continue this partnership as we look to further rewrite history.

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Affectionately known as The Forces' Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn celebrated her 100th birthday on the 20th. March, 2017, with the release, thought to be the first by a centenarian singer, of her new album; "Vera Lynn 100". Vera Lynn was born in East Hampton and has lived in Sussex, U.K. for a number of years. Until recently, she regularly attended openings and unveilings and is still very highly thought of in the U.K. as a patriot and singer. The image above shows Dame Vera unveiling the plaque to the Dunkirk invasion at Ramsgate Harbour a few years ago. With acknowledgement to unknown author. Les Taylor

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KSL Aged Community Care services Gwen “Pat” Purcell describes herself as a “happy soul” who is proud she can live at home with the help of Karingal St Laurence Aged Community Care specialists. Pat struggles to stand for long periods of time due to ongoing health issues, and would be unable to live at home without assistance. Karingal St Laurence staff including Jenny McInerney make Pat's life easier, from making her bed to preparing meals. “I can’t stand for any length of time as my knees go from underneath me and I almost fall over, but I’m managing with my carers and they’re just lovely, they really are,” Pat said. “They do my shopping every fortnight because I can’t walk to do it with them,” she said. “They come every morning to help me get dressed because of my osteoporosis. I can’t get my arms up to get my clothes on. They make my bed because I can’t get around to make it, they’re wonderful really.” Pat was determined to stay at home despite her health concerns, and employed Karingal St Laurence’s services through an Australian Government funded Home Care Package. She said staff like Jenny empowered her to continue living in the comforts of her home. “I’ve told Jenny, don’t try and put me in any of those places because I’m not going,” Pat said. “Jenny, she’s very good to me. Anything I need she does get me, she gives me advice and I take it most of the time. She’s very good… not a bad old stick!”

Home Care Packages are tailored to the individual, and aim to help people stay at home as long as possible by providing the money needed to purchase relevant services. Jenny said the packages were about giving individuals choice about how they want to be cared for. “The packages need to be tailored to the individual because it is about the individual,” she said. “It’s about their needs being met, not those of the Case Manager or any individual service provider. Everyone’s needs are different, everyone’s insights as to what they feel is important too, and that needs to be respected.” Jenny said helping clients like Pat make her job special. “What I love about my job is the ability to interact with people who have lived their lives and are still living it,” she said. “They have fabulous stories to tell. It’s about being able to support them to continue their lives as they wish to do so.” Karingal St Laurence offers Aged Community Care services throughout Western Victoria, Geelong and South Australia. For more information, call 1300 558 368 or visit to view more of Pat and Jenny’s story.

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The Penguin and the Fisherman - Best Buds! Today’s most heartwarming story is brought to you from a beach in Brazil. It’s the story of a South American Magellanic penguin who swims 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life. Retired bricklayer and part time fisherman Joao Perei de Souza, 71, who lives in an island village just outside Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , found the tiny penguin, covered in oil and close to death, lying on rocks on his local beach in 2011. Joao cleaned the oil off the penguin’s feathers and fed him a daily diet of fish to build his strength. He named him Dindim. The prodigal penguin returns (Picture: TV Globo) After a week, he tried to release the penguin back into the sea. But, the bird wouldn’t leave. ‘He stayed with me for 11 months and then, just after he changed his coat with new feathers, he disappeared,’ Joao recalls. And, just a few months later, Dindim was back. He spotted the fisherman on the beach Look who’s back (Picture: TV Globo) For the past five years, Dindim has spent eight months of the year with Joao and is believed to spend the rest of the time breeding off the coast of Argentina and Chile . It’s thought he swims up to 5,000 miles each year to be reunited with the man who saved his life.

(Picture: Rio de Janeiro Federal University ) ‘I love the penguin like it’s my own child and I believe the penguin loves me,’ Joao told Globo TV. ‘No one else is allowed to touch him. He pecks them if they do. He lays on my lap, lets me give him showers, allows me to feed him sardines and to pick him up. It’s thought Dindim believes the fisherman is also a penguin (Picture: TV Globo) ‘Everyone said he wouldn’t return but he has been coming back to visit me for the past four years. He arrives in June and leaves to go home in February and every year he becomes more affectionate as he appears even happier to see me.’ (Picture: Rio de Janeiro Federal University ) Biologist Professor Krajewski, who interviewed the fisherman for Globo TV, told The Independent: ‘I have never seen anything like this before. I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin as well. ‘When he sees him he wags his tail like a dog and honks with delight. And, just like that, the world seems a kinder place again. Les Taylor

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Eva and Bob have been married for 61 years. Eva has lived with crippling arthritis for many years and is in constant pain as a result. As her condition worsened, Bob gradually picked up the chores around the house and essentially became Eva’s carer. “Putting home care services in place felt like it might be an intrusion,” Bob said. But eventually he contacted an AnglicareSA Home Care Service Advisor, Julie. “Julie explained everything to me in a way that I understood and she did an amazing job of matching a care worker with Eva,” Bob said.

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Trying to find your way through the aged care system for yourself or a loved one? It can be a complex and confronting process. The AnglicareSA Aged Care Advocate provides free advocacy, information and support. Types of assistance include: • Help with contacting My Aged Care • Attending in-home assessments • Supporting individuals (as well as their families and other representatives) as they enter the aged care system • Provision of information and education sessions.

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Sonia was the AnglicareSA Personal Care Worker who came into Bob and Eva’s home. Bob said as soon as he heard Sonia and Eva giggling together, he knew it was a good match. “Sonia just fits with us,” Bob said. “I have learnt that home care services aren’t an intrusion. It’s a big help.”

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South Australian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine - June/July Issue  

Welcome to the newest edition of the South Australian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & bu...

South Australian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine - June/July Issue  

Welcome to the newest edition of the South Australian State-Wide Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & bu...