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A Million Pairs of Eyes on Moama Bowls Club For the 3rd Ultimate Bowls Challenge

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Letter from the editor We celebrate our : 10th year publication. We would like to thank everyone for the support over our 10 years and especially Jasmine from Henselite Bowls that has been with us from the first edition Thankyou Jasmine you are wonderful. In this issue. The Ultimate Bowls Challenge 3rd Event with the last 2 events reaching an incredible million television audience The Game of Lawn Bowls has come into a New Era.” “This is the third event the series of 3 Held at Moama Bowls Club with the eyes of the world watching. The last event was seen by a record breaking 1 million Television spectators at the last events. We love hearing your news and events with what is happening in the bowls world. Make sure you head on over to our Facebook & Instagram pages and give us a like/follow, amazing opportunities for prizes and giveaways to be won. Tickets to Senior Moments & A Special Interview with Patricia Ward Kelly wife of the late Gene Kelly the Legacy with Ticket giveaways - Support your only National Lawn Bowling Magazine. Be sure to read all our latest & past editions on Issuu HERE or subscribe for free today HERE.

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WORLD BOWLS CHALLENGE •

World Bowls Challenge announcement article

Australian Jackaroos team announcement article

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November 29: 5pm Mixed triples 1 (one match) 6.15pm Mixed triples 2 and 3 (two matches) 7.30pm Men’s and Women’s pairs 1 (two matches) 8.45pm Men’s and Women’s pairs 2 (two matches) 10pm finish November 30: 12.30pm Mixed pairs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (five matches) 1.45pm Men’s and women’s singles 1 and 2 (four matches) 3.00pm Men’s and women’s singles 3 and 4 (four matches) 4.15pm Men’s and women’s singles 5 (two matches) 5.30pm finish


The Point wins the battle in the UBC The Taren Point team of Ali Forsyth, David Axon and John Green emerged $60,000 richer from the Ultimate Bowls Championship’s ‘UBC Two’ event at Melbourne’s Deer Park Club.

In an enthralling performance The Point men defeated defending champions Gary Kelly, Barrie Lester and Wayne Turley from Dandenong Club in the main event to collect the big cheque, while the vanquished had to be content with $30,000 for their efforts.

The top combinations, who graduated through UBC’s grueling yet adrenalincharged 11-match qualifying series, to compete for a slice of the $150,000 event prize fund, would feel they survived a gauntlet run on the Deer Park Dome’s arena to reach the great eight. The first stanza of Deer Park’s first big time bowls fling saw Dandenong Club, the defending champions, and runners-up Streaky Bay Sharks from South Australia,

top their respective sections.

Section A saw those familiar Dandenong faces of Gary Kelly, Barrie Lester and Wayne Turley rule the roost two wins clear of Port Melbourne’s Navigators Leigh McIlvenny, Nathan Bush and Brett Dodd. Aussie Jackaroo Corey Wedlock and his ITP Queensland teammates Sean Baker and John Newell powered into contention with four Day 2 wins – but it was the host club’s Deer Park Chargers who set the tongues wagging. Starting the day languishing in eleventh, the chargers, David Holt, Lee Schraner and Brett Mahoney, clawed their way through six heroic battles to claim the final qualifying spot.

In Section B qualifying South Australia’s Streaky Bay Sharks - Ben Twist, Josh Studham and John Fleming - lead from go to whoa to secure top spot after their appointed rounds. In contrast the Port Melbourne Borough Boyz - Nathan Wilson, Brett Spurr and Johnny McCarron – having

been well-placed overnight in third place with four wins, failed to add to their tally on Day 2, plummeting to ninth overall.

However, the Warilla Gorillas - Jeremy Henry, Aaron Teys and Jamie Mitchell – who were fifth when the lights went out, won all five starts to finish second ahead of Taren Point’s Ali Forsyth, David Axon and John Green; while Cabramatta’s Bullants Aaron Wilson, Ray Pearse and Ben Morthorpe held on to the fourth place they coveted overnight. Testimony to the quality of talent on show was the bulging cupboard of household >>

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names who missed the cut; including the game’s two greatest exponents Alex Marshall and Jo Edwards; along with world champions Aron Sherriff, Brett Wilkie, Kelvin Kerkow, Shannon McIlroy, Ryan Bester and Gary Lawson. But hey folks, that’s UBC! The most compelling two-legged animal act in flat green sport.

trailed in for second with his tally of 30. International star Aron Sherriff from Team Exodas and Brett Spurr representing the Port Melbourne Borough Boyz shared third place with 29 nibbles in a field from which no fewer than eight players collected 20 or more. • Full final standings below:-

Four cracking quarter finals – each with it’s own soap opera, including a single shot thriller between the Streaky Bay Sharks and the host club’s Chargers - could have easily been scripted by the sport’s biggest names, including world champions Ben Twist, Aaron Teys, Jeremy Henry, Aaron Wilson, Ben Twist and Ali Forsyth.

However, it was in the semi finals that Kelly and Lester again signified their intentions, dishing out a merciless 90-48 flogging to the gallant ITP duo of Corey Wedlock and Sean Baker in their fiveend eliminator. In contrast, an emotion-charged semi final clash saw the host club’s faithful in pain when their charges Brett Mahoney and David Holt come up short 51-69 against experienced Taren Point internationals Ali Forsyth and David Axon. From there the main event scenario is simple – five ends of pairs for a share of $90,000 – you do the math. It was a cosmopolitan competition with Forsyth, a New Zealander and Welshman Axon against Kelly from Ireland and Lester a true blue Aussie. There’s got to be a joke in there somewhere.

The fateful five ends were sheer bliss to bowls purists with the four internationals demonstrating every shot and skill the old sport demands. But in the wash-up, a rookie stadium came of age by presenting one of the great events; Ali Forsyth and David Axon led marginally from start to finish; while Gary Kelly and Barrie Lester attracted even more fans with their electrifying brand of bowls.

Special mention to best mates John Green and Wayne Turley who were the third team members from both franchises and contributed their own brand of magic when pressed into service. In the much-sought-after ‘Golden Toucher’ award, Nathan Bush from Port Melbourne Navigators amassed 33 chalkers to clinch the medal, while UBC One’s winner Ryan Bester from Broadbeach

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Section A (final standings): Dandenong Club 9 wins +198 points; Port Melbourne Navigators 7 +149; ITP Queensland 6 (1 draw) +153; Deer Park Chargers 6 -7; Weipa Crocs 6 -20; USB Wild Card 5 (1 draw) -24; Team Exodas 5 +77; North Queensland Roos 5 +53; Bowls Asia Eagles 5 -127; Moama 4 -106; Tweed Heads Ospreys 4 -163; Whittlesea Eagles 3 -183. Section B (final standings): Streaky Bay Sharks 9 wins +185 points; Warilla Gorillas 9 +111; Taren Point 7 +118; Cabramatta Bullants 7 +44; Albert Park UltraOrbs 6 +47; Club Holdfast Heat 5 (1 draw) -51; Broadbeach Bulls 5 +82; NCE Raptors 5 -17; Port Melbourne Borough Boyz 4 -42; South Island Storm 3 -77; Wellington Hornets 3 -132; Bowls Asia Dragons 2 (1 draw) -268.

Quarter finals: Dandenong Club (Gary Kelly, Barrie Lester) bt Cabramatta Bullants (Aaron Wilson, Ray Pearse) 70-53; ITP Queensland (Corey Wedlock, Sean Baker) bt Warilla Gorillas (Aaron Teys, Jeremy Henry) 71-40; Taren Point (Ali Forsyth, David Axon) bt Port Melbourne Navigators (Brett Dodd, Nathan Bush) 75-48; Deer Park Chargers (Brett Mahoney, David Holt) bt Streaky Bay Sharks (Ben Twist, John Fleming) 71-70. Semi finals: Dandenong Club bt ITP Queensland 90-48; Taren Point bt Deer Park Chargers 69-51. Final: Taren Point Power bt Dandenong Club 70-59.

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August 2020, has men’s or ladies teams and a minimum of five qualifying rounds. The South Pacific Pairs is an open comp for men’s, women or mixed pairs and runs 17 - 21 February 2020. Of course bowlers are welcome to travel as a group or individually.

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Queensland has reigned supreme at the 2019 Australian Sides Championships, claiming the Glyn Bosistio MBE Overall and Betty Collins OAM Women’s trophies. The trophy haul continues the state’s dominant month across all demographics of the sport, having also claimed all three trophies on offer at the recent Australian Under-18 Championships. •

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It was the Queensland women who stole the headlines following a dominant week, seeing through the seven rounds without tasting defeat, quite the rare achievement.

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Our newly built designer homes offer 2 bedroom designs to choose from. Demand for these homes has been strong, with the starting price of $365,000. For a personal tour of the resort or for more information call 03 9706 5011.


GETTING ‘BOWLED OVER’ BY WRIST PAIN? The ABS reports that lawn bowls is the fifth most popular sport in Australia today especially among seniors, as it provides low impact exercise in a social setting.

Despite reporting few injuries, participants are at greater risk of developing one particular condition than in most other sports - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS).

CTS is the single most commonly diagnosed hand condition and accounts for about 90% of all nerve entrapments in the general population. It is particularly prevalent within the lawn bowls community, often referred to as “Bowler’s Wrist”.

CTS can be a debilitating condition, defined as a chronic compression/injury of the median nerve in the front of the wrist. It is caused by increased pressure within the carpal tunnel (a narrow anatomical passageway in the wrist), leading to impaired function of the median nerve. This can be due to injury (e.g., fracture/ dislocation); the size of the carpal tunnel itself; nerve damage (e.g., from diabetes); inflammatory conditions (e.g., arthritis); obesity; fluid retention; other medical conditions; and

(specifically) sustained, repetitive tasks (e.g., bowling).

Common symptoms include aching, numbness, tingling and/or burning in the palm of one or both hands (often more pronounced in the dominant hand), as well as intermittent “electric shocks” in the wrist/hand. Weakness of handgrip is also common. Symptoms often increase at night and/or early in the morning (this often impairs sleep) and are often exacerbated by repetitive tasks (e.g. repeatedly throwing a heavy ball – or bowling). CTS symptoms also occur frequently when driving. Patients may “flick” the affected hand in an attempt to alleviate symptoms and often experience impaired grip strength/manual dexterity or start “dropping things”.

Many bowlers may “play through” the pain; so as not to ‘let down’ teammates or ‘miss out on the fun’, or due to the misconception the pain will simply ‘go away on its own’. However, when adequate rest/treatment is not sought, the symptoms of CTS often worsen, resulting in the need for even more time off the green. There is also the risk of further nerve-injury, as continued playing will likely exacerbate the condition. The good news is that CTS is both an easily diagnosable and treatable condition - with the right testing and advice.

Nerve conduction studies (NCS) are the “gold standard” in diagnostic testing for CTS, as they provide objective information on the function of the median nerve across the carpal tunnel.

Corbett Neurophysiology Services (CNS) has been servicing local bowlers for more than twenty-five years, providing bulk-billed, premium quality nerve tests. We currently offer short waiting times, so there is no need to prolong your suffering (or sit out the next season).

Additionally, your results will be explained to you clearly and immediately by one of our highly experienced Neurologists; and a comprehensive report will be sent to your Referring Doctor within 24 hours, so you can commence treatment immediately.

CNS is the only large private bulk-billing neurophysiology diagnostic service in QLD and Northern NSW. Our clinics are conveniently located in the Brisbane CBD, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.

We use Australia’s only Cadwell NCS & EMG state-of-the-art beta software, to ensure the utmost accuracy of all results; and (to our knowledge) we are the only clinic in Australia routinely performing Quantitative Electromyography (qEMG) to ensure more comprehensive, objective results than can be achieved with traditional testing methods. Our team is highly qualified and experienced, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best possible advice and treatment recommendations. For more information visit www.corbett.com.au or phone 07 5503 2499. Ask your GP for a referral today if you feel that you have symptoms of CTS.

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2019 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: NSW COMPLETE CLEAN SWEEP BY DOMENIC FAVATA

New South Wales duo Ray Pearse and Dawn Hayman have been respectively crowned the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Australian Champion of Champions following standout performances at South Perth Bowls Club, WA. Pearse triumphed 21-4 in the final round of play against Northern Territory’s Bruce Fyfe to make up the shot margin required to overtake Victoria’s Nathan Bush, who held the lead and a five-shot advantage following the penultimate round. Men’s final standings: Gold – Ray Pearse (NSW) Silver – Nathan Bush (VIC)

Women’s final standings: Gold – Dawn Hayman (NSW) Silver – Renata Callisto (SA)

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Still requiring a win to have any chance of the title, Bush was beaten by Queensland’s Eric Johannes 17-21 in the final round, which quashed any hope of his superior margin coming into play. Fellow BCiB Australian Jackaroo Hayman had already sewn up the title with a round to spare, despite losing her final match against NT’s Colleen Orr. Both players will now represent Australia at the 2020 World Singles Champion of Champions in Adelaide, SA.


Catherine’s Column

CAN THE ROYAL FAMILY SURVIVE ANOTHER ROYAL SCANDAL?????

The British Royal family have certainly had their share of scandals over the years, with various members of the family causing irretrievable damage to the monarchy through a series of bad judgements and irresponsible behaviour.

Prince Andrew’s association with the late Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted ‘’sex trafficker’’ seems to be the latest scandal to rock The Royal Family. However the extent of Epstein’s relationship with Prince Andrew is unknown. Prince Andrew has been accused of inappropriate behaviour by several women through his association with Epstein, who was notorious for supplying under aged girls for the rich and famous. Unfortunately, Epstein was found dead in his cell after being charged and arrested earlier this year, causing widespread panic throughout many famous households around the globe. Consequently Prince Andrew has now released a statement admitting, ‘’he stayed at several of Epstein’s properties, but saw him infrequently.’’ Buckingham Palace also released a statement categorically denying any wrong doing by the Prince. However, many sceptics fear the scandal could intensify once more evidence has been gathered, making it almost impossible for the Prince’s reputation to recover completely.

In 1936 King Edward V111’s love affair with a married woman stirred the imagination and hostility of millions of people all over the globe. The world was left shocked and conflicted, when it became clear that the King was choosing passion over

protocol. The King ruffled a few feathers by declaring to the world that he would be abdicating the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. In November of that same year, Edward reiterated his intentions, telling Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin he intended to marry Wallis. The Church of England, however did not allow divorcees to marry into The Royal Family. Therefore on the 10th of December, 1936 King Edward VIII signed his abdication papers declaring.

‘’I HAVE FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CARRY THE HEAVY BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY AND TO DISCHARGE MY DUTIES AS KING AS I WOULD WISH TO DO WITHOUT THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THE WOMAN I LOVE.’’ It was a decision that would change The British Royal Family forever. He remains the only English Royal to abdicate voluntarily. In 1992, The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson also managed to cause by far, one of the most scandalous conundrums for The Royal Family, with her ‘’ToeGate’’ debacle. Her outrageous behaviour, resulted in the demise of her marriage, and the end of her relationship with the Royal Family. Fergie was photographed topless in the

South of France, having her toes sucked by her financial advisor Johnny Bryan while still legally married to Prince Andrew. Following the publication of the embarrassing photos, tension between Fergie and senior members of The Royal Family reached mammoth proportions, prompting The Duke of Edinburgh to acknowledge that her behaviour had caused embarrassment and disharmony to the family.

That same year, a taped phone call between illicit lovers, Prince Charles and his then mistress Camilla Parker Bowles sent shock waves around the globe and rattled The Monarchy to the core of its foundations. The excruciating details of the conversation caused enormous controversy worldwide, when the heir to the throne compared himself to a tampon. Unsurprisingly, the graphic conversation caused severe damage to Prince Charles’ reputation, and confirmed that he was indeed an adulterer. The scandal, quickly dubbed ‘’Camillagate’’and a ‘’Royal Flush’’ ultimately resulted in the separation of Charles and Diana. It is not surprising that The Queen described 1992 as ‘’Annus Horribilis’’ and added that it was not a year that she could look back on with undiluted pleasure. Other major catastrophic events that plagued the Royals that year included. The divorce of Princess Anna and March Philips in April. The Publication of the book Diana, Princes of Wales in June and a fire in Winsor Castle in December. Story courtesy of Catherine Colusso

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HANDY TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS ON THE SMALL MATTER OF DOWNSIZING DOWNSIZING INTO A SMALLER MORE MANAGEABLE HOME CAN BE AN EXCITING PROSPECT WITH MANY UNEXPECTED OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD. HOWEVER, MANY SENIORS FIND THE PROCESS STRESSFUL AND OVERWHELMING. THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO SMALLER PREMISES IS AN EXPERIENCED REAL ESTATE AGENT, WHO CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS WITH MINIMAL STRESS. LOCATION IS ALSO AN OBVIOUS CONSIDERATION WHEN DOWNSIZING, WITH YOUR FUTURE LIFESTYLE EXPECTATIONS BEING APPARENT WHEN MAKING THE DECISION TO ULTIMATELY DOWNSIZE…………………….

REAL ESTATE EXPERT AND DOWNSIZING EXTRAORDINAIRE MARK COOK FROM RICHARDSON&WRENCH ST.IVES AND TURRAMURRA has been in the real estate business since 1990. Mark understands exactly what an aging population requires in order to be comfortable in their future homes. Over the past 15 years, Mark has been instrumental in the involvement of over 80 developments targeting downsizers coming out of large 2 story homes on the upper North Shore and relocating to smaller homes in the area. According to Mark, downsizers are hesitant to leave the comfort zone of the area they have lived in for most of their lives. Therefore, relocating from the large family home, into smaller more suitable premises in the same area seems to be the preferred option for downsizers and empty nesters. The Richardson&Wrench office in St.Ives and Turramurra is also involved with project marketing, commercial Sales and residential sales. The team have sold 63 properties in the last 12 months with an average sale price of $1.7million and total sales valued at $82.7million. Richardson&Wrench are highly regarded as North Shore’s ultimate agency consistently achieving premium results for their vendors. MARK COOK – 0418 282 927 STORY COURTESY OF CATHERINE COLUSSO

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JAMES LEVY FROM RAY WHITE UPPER NORTH SHORE IS A WELL RESPECTED AGENT WITH OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE. HE IS RENOWNED FOR HIS LEVEL OF COMMITMENT TO HIS CLIENTS AND HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE OF THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. JAMES HAS FIVE TIPS FOR DOWNSIZES TO CONSIDER BEFORE TAKING THE PLUNGE (1) James advises seniors to consider location as a priority when considering downsizing. (2) He feels that people wanting to try a new area, should consider renting first to ascertain whether the area is suitable before buying. (3) Never Purchase a property, which will only allow you to be there for a short time ie ‘’stairs’’ this seems to be a common mistake many seniors face. (4) Leaving it too long is also another challenge senior’s face, this ultimately means, having to downsize because of health issues which is not ideal. (5) Do not allow family to push you into downsizing before you are ready. JAMES LEVY 0414 474 868 CATHERINE ONG FROM LAING & SIMMONS, ARTARMON is an expert on all things real estate. She has been in the trade for 25 years and attributes her extraordinary communication skills as a key factor when maximising a property’s potential. She recently sold a tired and unremarkable unit in Artarmon for a senior couple, who decided it was time to downsize into smaller more manageable premises. According to the vendors, their experience with Catherine Ong was ‘’heaven sent and stress free’’ Catherine and her team advised us on every aspect of the selling process, the renovation costs, the liaising with trades people and the ultimate styling of the property when complete.’’ ‘’Her attention to detail, coupled with her unique communication skills resulted in the unit achieving a staggering $62,000 over reserve on auction day.’’

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Retirement & Wellbeing

OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments

Retirement Your Way begins with where you want to live. Retirement Your Way, the creators of Beauty Point Retirement Resort at Padstow Heights and OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments, believe that you’ve worked too hard at raising a family, creating a home and building a career to have someone else tell you how you’re going to live. Retirement Your Way ensures you have everything to maintain your well-being with facilities to keep residents connected to the community while respecting your independence. It’s all about you. And, at the core of your retirement decision, is to offer you good choices. With Retirement Your Way, your choice begins with where you want to live.

offers state-of-the-art urban living. This architect-designed community includes a sky-garden, heated pool and spa plus a café-restaurant and communal lounge spaces. ‘Invisible help’ where and when you want it. Retirement Your Way adds another delightfully, caring choice to either of your lifestyle choices. Residents have Retirement Your Way’s own home care service to look after all

those chores and duties that you’re, no doubt, sick and tired of doing. Independent living means as little or as much ‘invisible help’ as you want is a call or click away. As Retirement Your Way loves to say, “less chore time and more your time.” If you’re thinking retirement, call Retirement Your Way on 02 8708 4700.

Two great retirement choices.

Beauty Point at Padstow Heights offers a resort lifestyle, complete with beautifully appointed and comfortable villas, perched on the cliffs overlooking the magnificent Georges River and natural bushland. Beauty Point’s resort lifestyle also includes your own restaurant, gym and a real sense of community. For the younger-at-heart, OASIS Peakhurst Retirement Apartments 24

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Retirement & Wellbeing

Retirement Your Way. Our name is our promise. We are... with you on this fabulous journey called Retirement. A journey that’s yours to enjoy, your way. We’re here to help however you’d like us to. To ensure your unfailing safety... to know someone’s keeping a weather eye out for you... to never feel alone... even when you’ve chosen to be. We are your team, invisibly busy. We are the ahhh-factor for your family. The wow-factor for your friends.

Beauty Point Retirement Resort Retire with a beautiful view. 33 Bernard Road, Padstow Heights Call 02 8708 4700

We are healthfulness. And helpfulness. We are ageing gracefully. Or delightfully disgracefully. We are dignity and respect. Less chore-time and more of your-time. We are the whole story with no loopholes later. We are a face-to-face family business. True to family values. We are your ideas brought to life. Or as Bette Midler sang, the wind beneath your wings.

Oasis Peakhurst Retirement Apartments Your haven, heart and home. 64 Stanley Street, Peakhurst Call 02 8708 4700 J004533

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‘Living the dream at Fraser Shores’ Hervey Bay’s Ultimate Retirement Lifestyle Fraser Shores, twin retirement villages nestled in the heart of Queensland’s Hervey Bay, Fraser Shores offers the ultimate in relaxed retiree living. Built on spacious grounds with resort style facilities, and located close to the esplanade, beaches, shops and cafés. Kim Teudt, general manager of Blue Care, a service group of UnitingCare Queensland says Fraser Shores attracts residents seeking all-year round sunshine, coastal beauty and connection.

“In 2017-2018 the Sunshine State gained 7000 over 50s from other parts of Australia, and we are particularly finding people aged 60 and over from Victoria and NSW are making the move north to our sub-tropical temperatures,” she says. “Fraser Shores residents come for our retirement location that is affordable, beautiful, pet friendly and easily accessible by plane from major capital cities. We also offer spacious homes beautifully renovated and ready to move in, access to Blue Care home care services, medical and health services at our St Stephens Hospital, and a community that is alive, welcoming and fun.”

Winner of Queensland Housing Industry Association’s Top Home of the Year, Fraser Shores offers a selection of large two and three bedroom houses. All are single storey, freestanding, airconditioned and designed to take advantage of coastal breezes. They are also equipped with an emergency call system, monitored 24 hours by trained staff. Community facilities include a full-sized bowling green, swimming pool, community centre, licensed bar, fitness centre, craft 26

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and computer room, outdoor barbeque areas, caravan/motorhome parking and a library.

“We have an engaged residents’ committee that arranges social functions like bowls, movie nights, line dancing, and exercise classes for our residents, who live independently and are supported where and when they need it,” says Kim.

Frasers Shores sits within Hervey Bay’s medical precinct, close to doctors, specialists and the new state of the art St. Stephen’s Hospital. Given Fraser Shores’ ideal location, and proximity to popular outdoor and water pursuits such as fishing, swimming, scuba diving, surfing and the heritage listed Fraser Island, some use their home as a launch pad to further travels, says Kim.

Hervey Bay has been announced as one of the world’s first Whale Heritage Sites, a new accreditation scheme by the World Cetacean Alliance recognising the best places across the planet for responsible whale and dolphin encounters. “Many of our residents are part of the grey nomad brigade and our onsite recreational vehicle, caravan and boat storage allow them to plan their travels and take off wherever and whenever their hearts desire. There is no worry about leaving your home unattended. It’s safe and waiting for you upon your return.” To find out more information, call 07 4148 7111 or visit Fraser Shores Retirement Villages, 58 and 100 Nissen St, Hervey Bay. Learn more on our website www.frasershores.com.au


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funny’’ Senior Moments 2’’ is packed with light-hearted fun and an array of memorable comic senior moments that keep the audience amused for the entire duration of the show.I recently had the opportunity to catch up with cast member, and premier Quizmaster Tony Barber, and asked him several fun questions about his latest project. His hilarious answers did not disappoint.

Congratulations on your new gig. How do you feel about appearing in ‘’Senior Moments 2)

TONY : Absolutely excited, I turn 80 while we are on the road so I’m doubly excited. I am also looking forward to working with my old mates Normie Rowe and Max Gillies.

You look remarkable for your age, what is your secret to the fountain of youth

Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine Are giving 11 lucky readers a chance to win a Double Pass at the choice of 11 venues To the Hilarious Comedy Revue Senior Moment 2 Remember Remember Simply take a Free subscription to the magazine Like us on Facebook and call 0424 672 796 for your tickets www.bowlingandlifestylemagazines.com.au This senior sensation will be touring the nation from February 2020, to theatres in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra and regionally to Wyong, Newcastle, Wollongong and Port Macquarie. The revue has a new cast of old performers singing witty songs and performing hilarious sketches. Leading the cast is Australian TV icon Tony Barber (Sale of the Century), Max Gillies

(The Gillies Report) and 60’s pop sensation and rock legend Normie Rowe (Les Miserables). After 2 sell out national tours of the original hit, the comedy revue is back for another round of new jokes, and riotous fun from old performers who are old enough to know better.

The Senior Moments 2 cast also includes Kim Lewis (Sons & Daughters), David Callan (The Goon Show Live) and Dave Gibson (Andrew Denton Breakfast Show) with Mitchell Price-Norgaard on piano. The superb cast collectively create a magical experience not to be missed. Described by fans and critics as a ‘’must see’’ and ‘’deliciously

TONY : Walking my dog ‘’Maestro’’ is something I do every night. Actually I’m thinking of giving my dog his own social media account. Do you like and use social media

TONY : Yes I absolutely love it and I use it every day. It keeps my mind sharp. What is the best thing about getting old in this day and age

TONY : All my anxiety has gone and knowing that these days there is life after 55, 65 and in my case 75. What can we expect from the show

TONY : Lots of singing and dancing, it is action packed and lots of fun. What has been the greatest highlight of your career thus far

TONY : When I was hosting ‘’Sale of the Century’’ between 1980 and 1991, incidentally 30% of the Australian population tuned in to watch it. Why did you stop doing the show

TONY : AFTER ELEVAN YEARS OF DOING THE SHOW, I SIMPLY GOT OVER IT. What have you been doing since the show ended.

TONY : I released my autobiography in 2001, and I have sporadically toured the country with my piano player, playing at various art centres across Australia.

Gold Logie winner Tony Barber received the medal of the order of Australia Award in 1991 ‘’In recognition of services to the Entertainment Industry and is touring with Senior Moments 2 in 2020.’’ Story and Interview courtesy of Catherine Colusso

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Military History Research Centre (Aust.)

Military History Research Centre (Aust.) We provide written & hard back bound portfolios describing the military service of a family member, (Army, Navy, Air Force, Nursing) who have served in any of the following:

Formed in December 2005, the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) consists of a team of researchers and historians dedicated to the provision of research services, traditionally, to the domestic and commercial markets. The MHRC enjoys a long history of assisting family genealogists in their research of a forebear who has served in a war or campaign and specialises in documenting (profiling) the service histories (Army, Naval, Air Force and Medical) of those who have fought in Australian, New Zealand, European and Continental American wars, from the Napoleonic period (1794) to the end of the Vietnam War (1975).

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Health & Research

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Dolly Parton’s RIP-ROARING MUSICAL! Look out Australia – 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is coming next year. Dolly Parton today announced that the smash-hit West End musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020. Waitlist today to be the first to buy tickets at 9to5themusical.com. au – tickets are on sale now

This run-away success on the West End features a book by the iconic movie’s original screenwriter Patricia Resnick and an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton including her much-loved hit song, 9 to 5! The show was embraced by critics, with the major dailies united in their support . . . “A HILARIOUS COMEDY” – Daily Express

“PACKED WITH LAUGHS AS BIG AS DOLLY’S PERSONALITY” – Daily Mirror “THIS IS ONE 9 TO 5 YOU'LL WANT TO DO AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN” – The Sun

“A WARM-HEARTED, FEMINIST RALLYING-CRY FOR A PINK-COLLAR REVOLUTION” – The Telegraph

“I am beyond excited to be bringing this show to Australia,” said Dolly Parton. “The response from the UK to 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL has been incredible. The overwhelmingly positive fan reaction to this universal story tickles every rhinestone on my body! I can't wait for more people throughout Australia to have a good ole singalong, and the time of your life.”

The Australian premiere has been secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW and will be a major drawcard for visitors to NSW. “Dolly Parton is embedded in global pop culture, so I am delighted NSW has secured this Australian premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical.”

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Mr Ayres said. “Major events like this are crucial in helping to drive significant levels of visitation to our State, which in turn turbocharges local economies, generates jobs and drives investment. We anticipate that this season of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL will attract more than 27,000 visitors to Sydney who will stay more than 73,800 nights and spend close to $23 million.” Venue

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LIVE A BETTER LIFE Live The Barossa Life There’s something very special about the Barossa. You can feel it in the landscape, in the people, the food and the wine. It’s a beautiful region, with villages, vineyards and farms dotting a patchwork vista. Barossans are famous for their generous hospitality, their love of a shared table and their passion for local food and wine. Festivals, celebrations, markets and music thrive here. Barossa is life’s great pleasures, in one unique place.

One of Australia’s favorite Retirement Areas Where you can live a better life.

The Barossa is Australia’s most famous wine region and Barossa Village, like the local wine community, celebrates history and ageing.

The Barossa escaped phylloxera in the 1880s and it now has some of the oldest surviving Shiraz and Grenache vines in the world, which make world-renowned wines.

The region was settled by settlers from Silesia (now Poland), Germany and England in 1842 and maintains many European peasant traditions such as Sausage and Wurst making, Kuchen (cake) and sour dough bread baking and vegetable preserving – particularly dill pickles.

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Nuriootpa is a little over an hour from Adelaide via the Northern Expressway. Come and make it your home to retire. And stay young with all the wonderful attractions for you and your family. It is a real country community but with all the health, shopping and sporting facilities, wineries festivals and events you would expect in the city."

Living A Better Life in the Barossa Valley

Barossa Village is a not for profit, community owned organisation, providing aged care services to the Barossa Valley for over 55 years.

Through our retirement living & lifestyle options, in-home services, supported accommodation and residential care, Barossa Village enhances the lives of hundreds of people, ensuring each person maintains their independence, privacy and dignity. After all, the most important person in our organisation is YOU.

We invite you to become a part of our community, enjoy the Barossa and live a better life.

Located among the vines in one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions, Barossa Village is a world class aged-care provider. We are the only provider within this growing region that offers a complete package of services – from independent retirement living, home support and home care services, through to residential care services. Barossa Village is recognised for excellence in service delivery. In 2008 we were named by our peers as National Retirement Living Organisation of the Year and in 2013 we were inducted into the Brand SA Hall of Fame.

Barossa Village is also part of the SA Innovation Hub, a small group of providers selected to work with the Federal Minister and government agencies to develop innovative ways of delivering aged care services into the future. Nationally credentialed but locally focused, Barossa Village is embedded in the local community providing comprehensive care, to support you and your family members through every stage of life.

Dreaming about a vine change?

Barossa Village is a fully integrated aged care provider, celebrating 55 years of service to the Barossa Valley, offering home care, independent living, supported accommodation and residential care. Our independent living units are located throughout the Barossa Valley’s main towns of Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, in small clusters among the characterful neighbourhoods of the region, close to cafés, shopping and health facilities. Units range from $165,000 to $335,000 with one two and three bedroom options available. Contact Barossa Village to learn more about your vine change.

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Relax by the pool, have a family barbecue, tennis match, or take advantage of the beach track opposite the apartments; there’s plenty to do while you enjoy your stay with us. When you think Merimbula accommodation, think Apollo Apartments.

Looking for the perfect Merimbula location? Apollo Apartments are perfect for your holiday accommodation close to the beach in Merimbula. Apollo Apartments Merimbula – Beach accommodation located on Merimbula’s popular Fishpen peninsular.

with magnificent views of the Top Lake and sunshine throughout the day.

Merimbula is easily accessible by car from Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne. Regular bus services and flights in and out of Merimbula are available.

This 12 fully self contained apartment complex adjoins a bush reserve and is just a 2 minute stroll to Main Beach and to the boat ramp at Top Lake. A short walk over the Merimbula Lake Bridge leads you to the town centre with excellent restaurants, cafes, Club Sapphire Bowling Club and the RSL Club.

Apollo Apartments, will make your stay in Merimbula everything you imagined. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, or a romantic getaway, this modern, family friendly mini resort boasts facilities that are second to none on the Far South Coast. Our Merimbula accommodation has front and rear private balconies

Within a casual stroll is the picturesque sheltered beach at Mitchie’s Jetty and Ford Park.

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The Quarterdecks Retreat is situated just 60 meters from the sea, in the eastern part of Hervey Bay. It’s a quiet area, perfect for family holidays, or as a base to explore Fraser Coast Region. 61 Villas in Paradise The 61 Villa retreat is of contemporary design. Guests may choose from spacious Starboard, Portside or Quarterdeck villas with private courtyards, security garages, full kitchen & laundry facilities. 1 and 2 bedroom & 3 bedroom villas available. Here at BEST WESTERN PLUS Quarterdecks Retreat, we provide first class facilities – all regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standard. • Swimming Pool • Sauna • Spa • 60 meters to the pet friendly beach • Tour booking

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Retirement in Mandurah

Mandurah: the sea-change you’ve been looking for.

spotting on the water and in the air, nature parks, wetlands and gardens are all just part of everyday life for Mandurah’s residents.

Sunshine, nature, a friendly and well-serviced city. It’s no wonder Mandurah is a favourite holiday destination for many people. Yet, living here can be a reality too. Mandurah is the fastest growing regional city in Western Australia and its climate and location present an abundance of options to enjoy the outdoors. Marinas and waterways, excellent fishing (and seafood for that matter!), wildlife

Unlike much larger cities, Mandurah offers a more relaxed and easygoing lifestyle. Free parking is available within the city centre and it is also well serviced by public buses and taxis. Much like it’s surrounding city, Mandurah Gardens Estate is a thriving communal lifestyle village, for the over 55s. Superbly located on 17.5 beautiful acres of parkland overlooking the Serpentine River, this is a peaceful way of life, with an abundance of community activities and support in a safe neighbourhood. Here, you’ll enjoy owning your own low-maintenance home. Within a short drive or walk from Mandurah Gardens Estate are all the amenities you need: shopping complexes, public transport, medical facilities and specialist shops. And if the family visit from out of town, there are parks, playgrounds, historical tourist attractions and plenty of walks and cruises to keep everyone entertained.

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A BEHIND THE SCENES “IN DEPTH’’ GLIMPSE INTO THE COMPLEX WORLD OF SCREEN POWERHOUSE

Tony Bonner AM I recently had the enormous privilege of catching-up and interviewing Australian Icon Tony Bonner. I must admit, I felt a little nervous and somewhat overwhelmed at the thought of meeting an artist of Tony’s calibre. Even though, I had spent several hundred hours researching this man’s incredible life. However his honesty, sense of humour and compassion, coupled with his unrelenting positive energy were so blatantly obvious, any rogue thoughts of feeling anxious luckily 40

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During his phenomenal career, which incidentally spans more than five decades. Tony has appeared in an eclectic mix of herculean films, television shows and live theatre. He has won numerous awards and accumulated legions of fans worldwide, resulting in mass hysteria from adoring fans and intense interest from the media, which ultimately propelled his career to the dizzy heights of super stardom. In the following article I will attempt to do justice to this high achieving individual, who has touched people from all walks of life with his talent, and captured the

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imaginations of fans globally. Tony Bonner’s spectacular rise to fame is an intriguing saga filled with many emotional stories and tumultuous events that have ultimately changed the destiny of his life.

Anthony Frederick Bonner (Tony) was born in the Sydney suburb of Fairlight in 1943. He started his theatrical journey in the early 60’s working at the ABC and various theatres in Sydney. It was during this time he was able to showcase his formidable talent as an actor, and make his explosive debut in the stage production of ‘’The sentimental bloke.’’ Tony’s inspiring performance consequently resulted in a brief appearance in the 1966


Catherine’s Column feature film ‘’There a Weird Mob’’ which consequently secured his future as an actor. In 1968 Tony was cast as helicopter pilot ‘’Jerry King’’ on the Australian television series Skippy, followed by appearances in numerous local productions including The Box, Matlock Police, Division 4, Cop Shop and Carson’s Law.

He then travelled to London, and appeared in various feature films including the 1970 classic ‘’You Can’t Win ‘Em All’’ alongside movie legends Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson. The movie was filmed in Malta, Turkey and Africa.

Bonner, then went on to achieve enormous commercial success in 1985, playing Captain Harold Armstrong in the critically acclaimed and huge ratings success, The Classic MiniSeries ’’ ANZACS.’’ Tony’s passion for the role, coupled with the calibre of his mesmerising performance was undeniable. Resulting in rave reviews which, consequently secured him a place in Australian Acting History. Tony’s star was rising rapidly, his appearance in blockbusters ‘’The Light Horseman’’ Quigley Down under’’ and ‘’The Man from Snowy River’’ created enormous fan interest, resulting in public fascination, which ultimately transformed him into a media magnet. However while Tony’s star was rising, his personal life was spiralling out of control.

In 1970 he had a guest role in one episode of the hit television series The Persuaders starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis. Ironically, during this time JAMES BOND Producer, Albert ‘’Cubby’’ Broccoli was looking for a new James Bond and requested that both Roger Moore and Tony Bonner fly to LA for auditions. Unfortunately, Bonner attributed his low self-esteem battle at the time, as to why he did not attend the audition. Needless to say Roger Moore then dominated the big screen as the world’s most famous spy ‘’James Bond’’ seven times. Low self-esteem was not the only issue that Bonner was struggling with at the time. He had also been battling alcoholism since the age of fourteen, and his demons continued to haunt him daily.

Fortunately by the late 1980’s Tony retreated to a Melbourne Rehabilitation Clinic and won the battle with alcohol, and has been sober for 30years.

Over the years, Bonner has endured many physical and mental battles. In 2005 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, a huge battle that he again miraculously won. Recalling that dreadful time, Tony insists that ‘’I have been in a battle field

most of my life.’’ However in true ‘’optimistic Tony Bonner Style’’ he now mentors prostate cancer patients and their partners on the

importance of beating the odds and survival.

TONY ‘’never’’

‘’Manly Life Saving Club’’ whenever time permits.

TONY’’ Yes I like all music except for Punk and Rap music, simply because I don’t understand it.

These days, Tony can be found at his beloved

Like his grandfather before him (who was the first club president) Tony has been club president four times and is still an active patrolman. He also runs ‘’MASTER CLASSES WITH TONY’’ in Sydney for actors who want to take it to the next level and amp up their acting skills, plus he is ambassador to several charities which include The Smith Family, Bravehearts and The Suicide Prevention Programme. Tony starts every day with a swim in the ocean and a soft-sand jog. His greatest personal pleasure is his family, and he enjoys an enduring relationship with his 3 daughters and their children.

BONNER WAS NOMINATED FOR ‘’THE BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE’’ BY THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INSTITUTE IN 2003 FOR THE MOVIE ‘’LIQUID BRIDGE AND RECEIVED A ‘’LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD’’ FROM THE AUSTRALIAN SCREEN INDUSTRY NETWORK AWARDS IN 2011. BONNER WAS ALSO APPOINTED A ‘’MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN 2017 FOR HIS SERVICES TO THE PERFORMING ARTS AS AN ACTOR, SURF LIFESAVING AND TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS. When I quiz him about what his plans are for the next 10 years ? He informs me that he wants to live long enough to become a great-grandfather. Q & A WITH TONY BONNER

I believe that you had a troublesome childhood and you left home at age 14

TONY: ‘’ yes that is correct, even though I loved both my parents, my father’s drinking was problematic.’’ Did you eventually make peace with your father TONY ‘’Yes of course, however it did take 15years, because men seem to have a problem communicating.’’

Were your parents ultimately proud of your achievements TONY ‘’Yes very proud’’

How long have you been acting TONY ‘’55 years’’

Were there any other options career wise, if you did not succeed in acting (was there a plan B) TONY ‘’none’’

At what point did you realize, you had reached success

Do you like music

My favourite artists are George Benson, B.B King and Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin.’’ Name a career highlight

TONY ‘’The making and starring in the 1977 TV movie End of Summer’’

What motivates you when considering a role

TONY ‘’The script, the character, the cast and the director, I have never been motivated by money and don’t know what I earn.’’ What is the best thing about being famous

TONY ‘’I am not crazy about being famous, and it’s not why I became an actor.’’

Were you constantly pursued by fans when you were younger

TONY ‘’Yes, I had good days and bad days, however I don’t like disrespect and bad manners.’’

What do you fear most in life

TONY ‘’The sadness that would come with not seeing my children and grandchildren.’’ What is the best thing about getting older

TONY ‘’Passing on elements of my life and the mistakes that I’ve made along the way’’ What legacy do you want to leave behind

TONY ‘’To be remembered as a good fellow that did his best’’ What are you currently working on

TONY ‘’I am currently working on my biography with the help of journalist, Mathew Condon which will be published in 2020’’ Is it true you now run an acting class

TONY ‘’Yes I run many acting classes in Sydney for various organizations’’ Do you like and use social media

TONY ‘’I don’t overly like it, however you have to be aware of it, and I’m glad I grew up without it.’’ Are you religious

TONY ‘’Yes I do believe in a higher power’’ Do you follow a strict and healthy regime

TONY ‘’I try and swim every day and go for a soft sand jog’’

What is your most treasured aspiration

TONY The health and happiness of my children and my grandchildren. Story and Interview courtesy of Catherine Colusso

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The Truth about Australia The map illustrates how large Australia is compared to other countries

'extended holiday' and became Australians. The changes are subtle, but deep, caused by the mind-stretching expanses of nothingness and eerie quiet, where a person can sit perfectly still and look deep inside themselves to the core of their essence, their reasons for being, and the necessity of checking inside their boots every morning for fatal surprises. They also picked up the most finely tuned sense of irony in the world, and the Aboriginal gift for making up stories. Be warned. There is also the matter of the beaches. Australian beaches are simply the nicest and best in the world, although anyone actually venturing into the sea will have to contend with sharks, stinging jellyfish, stonefish (a fish which sits on the bottom of the sea, pretends to be a rock and has venomous barbs sticking out of its back that will kill just from the pain) and surfboarders. However, watching a beach sunset is worth the risk. As a result of all this hardship, dirt, thirst and wombats, you would expect Australians to be a dour lot. Instead, they are genial, jolly, cheerful and always willing to share a kind word with a stranger. Faced with insurmountable odds and impossible problems, they smile disarmingly and look for a stick. Major engineering feats have been performed with sheets of corrugated iron, string and mud.

The following is by Douglas Adams of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fame.

"Australia is a very confusing place, taking up a large amount of the bottom half of the planet. It is recognizable from orbit because of many unusual features, including what at first looks like an enormous bite taken out of its southern edge; a wall of sheer cliffs which plunge into the girting sea. Geologists assure us that this is simply an accident of geomorphology, but they still call it the "Great Australian Bight", proving that not only are they covering up a more Frightening theory but they can't spell either. The first of the confusing things about Australia is the status of the place. Where other landmasses and sovereign lands are classified as continent, island or country, Australia is considered all three. Typically, it is unique in this.

The second confusing thing about Australia is the animals. They can be divided into three categories: Poisonous, Odd, and Sheep. It is true that of the 10 most poisonous arachnids on the planet, Australia has 9 of them. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that of the 9 most poisonous arachnids, Australia has all of them. However, there are few snakes, possibly because the spiders have killed them all. But even the spiders won't go near the sea. Any visitors should be careful to check inside boots (before putting them on), under toilet seats (before sitting down) and generally everywhere else. A stick is very useful for this task. The last confusing thing about Australia is the inhabitants. A short history: Sometime around 40,000 years ago some people arrived in boats from the north. They ate all the available food, and a lot of them died. The ones who survived learned respect for the balance of nature, man's proper place in the scheme of things, and spiders. They settled in and spent a lot of the intervening time making up strange stories.

Then, around 200 years ago, Europeans arrived in boats from the north. More accurately, European convicts were sent, with a few deranged people in charge. They tried to plant their crops in autumn (failing to take account of the reversal of the seasons), ate all their food, and a lot of them died.

About then the sheep arrived, and have been treasured ever since. It is interesting to note here that the Europeans always consider themselves vastly superior to any other race they encounter, since they can lie, cheat, steal and litigate (marks of a civilized culture they say), whereas all the Aboriginals can do is happily survive being left in the middle of a vast red-hot desert, equipped with a stick. Eventually, the new lot of people stopped being Europeans on 42

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Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the 'Grass is greener on the other side of the fence' syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence. They call the land "Oz" or "Godzone" (a verbal contraction of "God's Own Country"). THE IRRITATING THING ABOUT THIS IS THEY MAY BE RIGHT. TIPS TO SURVIVING AUSTRALIA Don't ever put your hand down a hole for any reason WHATSOEVER.

The beer is stronger than you think, regardless of how strong you think it is. Always carry a stick.

Air-conditioning is imperative.

Do not attempt to use Australian slang unless you are a trained linguist and extremely good in a fist fight. Wear thick socks.

Take good maps. Stopping to ask directions only works when there are people nearby If you leave the urban areas, carry several litres of water with you at all times, or you will die. And don't forget a stick. Even in the most embellished stories told by Australians, there is always a core of truth that it is unwise to ignore.

HOW TO IDENTIFY AUSTRALIANS They waddle when they walk due to the 53 expired petrol discount vouchers stuffed in their wallet or purse. They pronounce Melbourne as "Melbin".

They think it makes perfect sense to decorate highways with large fibreglass bananas, prawns and sheep etc.

They think "Woolloomooloo" is a perfectly reasonable name for a place, that "Wagga Wagga" can be abbreviated to "Wagga", but "Woy Woy" can't be called "Woy". Their hamburgers will contain beetroot. Apparently it's a must-have. They don't think it's summer until the steering wheel is too hot to handle. They believe that all train timetables are works of fiction.

And they all carry a stick and say "have a good day mate " Story courtesy Les Taylor


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Teen star kept singing when Long Tan erupted Daily Telegraph

“As we flew over the battle, the mood in the chopper was very sombre,” Thompson said. “There were hundreds of red lights below us and we knew they were tracer lights and that the Australian soldiers were being fired at.”

Little Pattie and Col Joye performing in Vietnam in 1966; (inset) Little Pattie in a slouch hat. Pictures: Australian War Memorial (P05130.002) and Patricia Thompson.

The events are the focus of a new film Danger Close: The Battle Of Long Tan starring Travis Fimmell, Richard Roxburgh and Daniel Webber, out on August 8. At the time Thompson was asked to go to Vietnam, little was known about the atrocities that would later flood newspaper and television reporting.

She had packed three dresses to wear on stage with a few pairs of nylon stockings. But it wasn’t until she arrived in Vietnam in August 1966 that Patricia “Little Pattie” Thompson realised it was going to be too hot to wear nylons. Her clothing was one of many things the 17-year-old entertainer, who had shot to fame in 1963 with the hit He’s My Blond Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy, was unprepared for when she arrived in Nui Dat. She was there to sing for the Australian troops as part of an entertainment troupe that also included Col Joye and the Joy Boys.

But if her arrival in Vietnam was exciting for the young Sydneysider, her evacuation on the day the Battle of Long Tan broke out a few kilometres away, would go down in history. Long Tan became the most recognised Australian battle of the Vietnam War, ultimately claiming 18 lives, with 24 wounded.

Thompson was one of hundreds of Australian performers to travel to South Vietnam to entertain the troops. But her story is perhaps one of the most amazing, in part due to her age (she was the youngest female to perform in Vietnam) but also because of how close the pretty teen singer came to the war zone. “We were doing three shows in Nui Dat on that day,” Thompson said yesterday of the day the battle of Long Tan started. “We could hear the noise that we all knew was gunfire in a nearby rubber plantation, but it wasn’t until the third

show in the afternoon that we could hear explosions as well as gunfire. “We kept performing because no one had told us to stop, but I could see several officers leave the area, I knew instinctively something was going on. Our escort, Major Don Chappell, did the fingers-across-the-throat signal for us to stop the show and we were rushed off stage. Jeeps came in through the torrential rain with sirens blasting and all hell broke loose. “We were whisked away in a chopper. The next day Col and I visited the 36th Evacuation Hospital to chat with the injured from the battle and hear their stories. These boys reminded me so much of my brother, they were his age. But I still don’t think I realised the significance of that battle. “The importance of Long Tan came to me later when I was in Iraq in 2005 or 2006. Every time I met a US soldier, they would put me up on a pedestal when I told them I was in Vietnam at the time of Long Tan. They told me they studied that battle in the military and that it was the best fought battle and that only Australians could have fought it. It made me feel so proud.”

The battle of Long Tan broke out when the Vietcong attacked the new Australian base of Nui Dat early on August 17, 1966. Australian troops, in an attempt to locate the insurgents, ended up in a rubber plantation in the village of Long Tan. At 4pm on the 18th, the exact time Thompson and Joye were being evacuated just four kilometres away, the Australian troops came under heavy fire.

“I still remember the day I was at home with my mother and someone from the government called to ask my parent’s permission for me to go to Vietnam,” Thompson said. “None of us knew much about the war, it was early days, the barrage of media coverage came later. All I knew was that some of our soldiers were in this place called Vietnam and we were helping the Americans, that was the line.

“Dad said no at first but he relented and my parents were told I would be well looked after, get three meals a day and plenty of sleep. It took three months to prepare for the trip with briefings at Victoria Barracks and heaps of health checks. “A Daily Telegraph photographer was at the barracks one day when I had to have 13 needles and he kept saying ‘Smile for the camera’, which I did through gritted teeth.” While Thompson didn’t return to Vietnam again during the war, others continued to make the trek to help lift the morale of the soldiers. Singer and actor Lorrae Desmond, who would go on to win a Gold Logie and work on shows like Number 96 and A Country Practice, made five tours to the war zone between 1967 and 1971. Stage and television performer Ian Turpie, who would later be best known as the host of The Price Is Right, performed in the Christmas concert in Bien Hoa in 1965. And singer/songwriter Normie Rowe, who was conscripted to national service and was stationed in Vietnam for most of 1969, would often jump up on stage with his fellow performers.

Only one entertainer failed to return from Vietnam. Cathy Wayne, a young Sydney singer was performing at a US Marine Corps base in 1967 when she was shot in the chest mid-song and died. The bullet was fired, not by the enemy, but a US sergeant believed to have been aiming at his commanding officer. Story courtesy Les Taylor

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Mornington Bowling Club Inc Lawn Bowls was introduced to the Mornington Peninsula when the MORNINGTON BOWLING CLUB was established in 1917. The site, once an aboriginal camp site is located on a cliff top overlooking Port Phillip Bay

the Frankston foreshore.

This club was formed on the 1st June 1917 and opened with a four rink green in November of that year, but the task of hand watering by watering can proved to be too big a job for the members and the club closed. A permanent water supply was not available until 1921.

It was not until nine years later in 1947 that a fourth club was established on the foreshore at Rosebud opposite the main shopping centre. The founding President and Secretary of that club Mr F E Wood & Mr G H Richardson then went on to serve as the founding President & Secretary respectively of the Peninsula Bowling Association in which in turn was founded on the 25th September 1951.

The year 1925 brought an element of interclub competition when the Frankston Bowls Club was founded and established on

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Because of the poor quality of both roads and transport of the day, bowlers living at the southern end of the Peninsula found it infinitely more convenient to travel across the bay by ferry to play at the Queenscliff Bowls Club, one of the oldest clubs in Victoria having been established in 1883, just three years after the formation of the Victorian Bowls Association.

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This period saw yet another nine clubs established: – LONG ISLAND – 1962, YAMALA PARK – 1964, FRANKSTON RSL – 1964, RSL PARK – 1965, MOUNT ELIZA – 1960, CARRINGTON PARK – 1968, ROSEBUD COUNTRY CLUB – 1968, KARINGAL – 1969, and ROSEBUD RSL – 1977. In 1970 the FRANKSTON BOWLS CLUB was renamed the CITY OF FRANKSTON BOWLING CLUB and in 1978 was relocated to its present location. This site was developed into a magnificent complex and was chosen to be the host venue for the 1980 World Bowls Championships.

1980 also saw the establishment of the MOUNT MARTHA BOWLS & SOCIAL CLUB and in 1982 the formation of the MORNINGTON CIVIC BOWLS CLUB


Leongatha Bowls Club Inc Welcome To Our Great Bowls Club Leongatha is situated on the South Gippsland Highway, 130 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. The South Gippsland Highway is the main route to Wilsons Promontory. The Leongatha Township, with a population of 6000 people is the centre of the South Gippsland dairy industry. The Leongatha Bowls Club has two ‘needle punch’ synthetic greens along with excellent clubhouse facilities. The Club hosts a number of tournament days during the year.

Leongatha is Your community gathering place for the most enjoyable lawn bowls experience imaginable.

Our Bowling Club is situated in a beautiful location – right alongside a local landmark, with views of the great park next door, and the gorgeous sunsets that bring an inspiring end to a satisfying day of lawn bowls. For the complete newcomer to lawn bowls, looking for a sporting activity that promises much in fun and enjoyment with a competitive element, then the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of Our Bowling Club is the place to be. Hughes St Leongatha VIC 3953 03 5662 2538 secretary@leongathabowls.org.au

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Meghan Markle

Is Apparently Helping To Make Garden Bowls Cool The Duchess of Sussex has even visited a bowling green after becoming interested in the 'elegant' game If you notice more people playing lawn bowls in the coming weeks, then you have Meghan Markle to thank for the ultimate endorsement. It’s been reported that, since moving to Frogmore Cottage, the Duchess of Sussex has become fascinated with the English pastime - and has even made a surprise visit to the Royal Household Bowling Club (which is situated near her home on the Queen's Windsor estate). It’s believed Meghan garnered an interest in the game after watching it from her bedroom window, so wanted to stop by and chat to the players. According to the Sunday Express, a source said, ‘Meghan remarked to the two players how elegant the game looked.’ However, unfortunately the source did not confirm whether the royal had a try at the game herself.

Obviously, Meghan isn’t the first of the royals to pop by a bowling club, as the Queen made a visit to the Brimfield and Little Hereford Bowling Club in 2013. Brimfield player David Evans said at the time, 'She watched us play for around 30 minutes in all, there was quite a lot of pressure on us to perform in front of her. It is an amazing coincidence she turned up, I heard she has only been to the bowls green around four times in the last 18 years.' Princess Diana was also photographed playing the quaint game on various occasions. Source internet 46

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Ash Barty AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TREASURE AND DARLING OF THE COURT, ASH BARTY HAS RECENTLY BECOME AUSTRALIA’S FIRST WOMAN IN 43 YEARS TO ACHIEVE THE WORLD RANKING OF ‘’NUMBER ONE’’ IN WOMEN’S SINGLES, AFTER WINNING ‘’THE BIRMINGHAM CLASSIC AND ‘’THE FRENCH OPEN’’ EARLIER THIS YEAR. Her phenomenal success has now eclipsed ‘’seven-time grand slam’’ winner and Indigenous trail blazer Evonne Goolagong Cawley’s amazing achievements.

After her win, Barty paid tribute to Evonne declaring ‘’Its amazing how Evonne created this path for Indigenous tennis in Australia and I think now it’s becoming more nationwide.’’ Prompting an elated Evonne to respond, that Barty’s victory in Paris was ‘’A joy to watch.’’

Barty is a proud Indigenous woman, who has embraced her heritage. Her passion for tennis and the Indigenous community is legendary. She is also the National Indigenous Ambassador for ‘’Tennis Australia,’’ which promotes Indigenous participation in tennis for men and women.

IN 2017 AND 2018 ASH WAS NAMED ‘’FEMALE SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR’’ AT THE NATIONAL DREAMTIME AWARDS WHICH HONOURS INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS.

Ashleigh Barty (Ash) was born in 1996 in Ipswich, Qld. Her father is an Indigenous Australian and her mother is of English heritage. Barty began playing tennis at the age of four, under the strict supervision of her long- time coach

Jim Joyce. She began showing tremendous promise during her junior years, which consequently resulted in her career flourishing to herculean proportions. She subsequently reached a career-high ranking of ‘’number two’’ after winning the girls singles title at Wimbledon in 2011. Coach Jim Joyce has since recalled his reluctance to typically ‘’not train children as young as Barty.’’ However made an exception, because of Barty’s unrelenting focus and her exceptional hand-eye co- ordination

In 2014 Barty announced, she was taking a break from professional tennis. It later transpired, she wanted to experience life as a normal teenager. However, in 2015 after a short hiatus, she joined The Western Suburbs District Cricket Club. Barty played 13 matches, scoring one century and averaging 42.4 runs while taking 8 wickets. The club won the Leagues Grand Final with Barty unsurprisingly achieving the club’s ‘’top scorer’’ award.

BARTY RETURNED TO PROFESSIONAL TENNIS IN 2017 SHE IS CURRENTLY RANKED ‘’NUMBER ONE’’ IN THE WORLD IN ‘’WOMEN’S SINGLES’’ BY THE WOMEN’S TENNIS ASSOCIATION. (WTA) Story Courtesy of Catherine Colusso

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TWO BLONDES DON’T MAKE A RIGHT OR DO THEY? THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE GROWING TREND OF COUPLING BORIS JOHNSON AND DONALD TRUMP TOGETHER AS ‘’BROTHERS IN CHAOS’’ OR ‘’THE TERRIBLE TWO’’ SEEMS TO BE GAINING MOMENTUM, AND REACHING MAMMOTH PROPORTIONS. IN THE WAKE OF THE TWO UNCONVENTIONAL LEADERS BEING CONSTANTLY COMPARED TO EACH OTHER, IT HAS BECOME APPARENT, THE STRIKING SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TWO ARE MIND BOGGLING, WITH MANY QUESTIONING THEIR LEADERSHIP SKILLS. THE TERRIBLE TWOSOME SEEM TO HAVE A LOT MORE IN COMMON THAN JUST THEIR QUESTIONABLE HAIR COLOUR. Both Johnson and Trump are from white upper- class privileged backgrounds. Trump was born in New York on the 14th June, 1946 and the family were members of Manhattan’s wealthy elite. Ironically,

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Johnson was also born in New York on the 19th June, 1964. However, his family were wealthy English Liberal intellectuals. Therefore, both leaders attended the best schools, resulting in Johnson graduating from Eton, which is regarded as the most prestigious independent boarding school in Britain, while Trump graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, also regarded as one of the best colleges in the US.

In 2016, President elect Donald Trump promised to deliver ‘’Brexit times 10.’’ Consequently, since entering the white house, the US has erupted into historic highs and unmentionable lows, leading to government congressional gridlock with pro-trade republicans being led by an ‘’America First mentality’’ causing many internationalists to resign or face being fired. Fast forward to 2019, newly elected British Prime minister, Boris Johnson promises to deliver a Brexit ‘’Deal or no deal’’ by 31st October,2019. Causing widespread disharmony with colleagues and dividing the nation. Johnson’s plan of negotiating a new withdrawal agreement with the EU (European Union) was met with fierce resistance by some senior cabinet ministers, resulting in twenty one MP’s being unceremoniously kicked out of the parliamentary Conservative Party. It later transpired, the MP’s sided with the opposition to pass a law, designed to prevent Britain from leaving the EU without a divorce deal.

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It is no coincidence the two leaders Johnson and Trump, who incidentally share the same star sign (Gemini) are morphing into carbon copies of one another, mentally and physically. Historical data reveals that both men thrive on being the centre of attention and are equally power-hungry. Both leaders also have similar leadership styles, with many questioning their complete disregard for accuracy, as another common factor linking the two human headlines together.

Both Johnson and Trump also seem to share many other Gemini traits which include:(1) An impulsive and indecisive nature, coupled with an overwhelming ambition to succeed against all odds.

(2) A desire to be liked and appraised, while having little or no respect for diplomacy, when sharing their opinion with others. Choosing instead, to dismiss colleagues who disagree with their policies. (3) An obsession with being the centre of attention at all times, and an overwhelming desire to cultivate a larger-than- life image. Johnson recently paid homage to Trump by promising to ‘’Make the UK the greatest country on earth.’’ Hence eclipsing Trump’s now infamous catch phrase ‘’Lets make America great again.’’

Only time will tell if the ‘’bromance’’ between Johnson and Trump will translate through to the next election and survive the current Brexit debacle. Story courtesy of Catherine Colusso


BOWLING&LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE ARE CELEBRATING AN EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY, BY GIVING AWAY FREE TICKETS TO ‘’GENE KELLY THE LEGACY’’ PATRICIA WARD KELLY, wife and official biographer of late American icon Gene Kelly, is bringing her one woman presentation to Australia for the first time in February 2020. Patricia will be presenting an intimate glimpse into the life of legendary actor and dancer Gene Kelly. The tribute highlights the grace and splendour of a bygone era, combined with film clips, personal memorabilia and insights from hours of interviews and conversations with her husband. Gene Kelly is best known for his performance in the 1952 musical ‘’SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’’ which was voted number one musical of all time. Kelly’s amazing performance projected an undeniable luminosity on screen which showcased his remarkable talent as a performer. His performance captured the imagination of fans worldwide, resulting in unprecedented commercial success.

Patricia Ward and Gene Kelly met in 1985, when Kelly was hosting a documentary about the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in Washington D.C.

Ward, an academic and Colorado College graduate, was working as a writer on the project at the time. It was during this period that a smitten Gene Kelly invited Ward to California to write his memoirs. An intense five year courtship followed, which subsequently led to Ward becoming Kelly’s third and final wife. They married in 1990, Kelly was 77 and Ward 31.

I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip down memory lane with his widow, the articulate and very

charismatic Mrs Patricia Ward Kelly. During the interview, I found myself engulfed by nostalgia, while being transported through time

to the golden years of Hollywood. I listened mesmerised to Patricia’s stories about Hollywood icons such as Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra and Gregory Peck and found her memory of dates and events astounding. This of course, prompted me to curiously ask for her recollections of her first meeting with Gene Kelly.

She fondly remembers the unforgettable encounter as ‘’surreal’’ and ‘’life changing’’ and adds that he was ‘’very handsome and well dressed.’’ I then take the opportunity to quiz her about the 46 year age difference between them. Her response of ‘’I did not notice and there was nothing old about him’’ indicates the deep connection they both shared. She then assures me ‘’she fell in love with the man not the icon.’’

Kelly and Ward were together for 10 years, he instantly became her mentor, and consequently shared his wealth of knowledge with her, by introducing her to different people and cultures all over the world. She then describes Gene as ‘’terribly, terribly romantic’’ and adds that Gene’s favourite song was ‘’Young at heart.’’ I then ask her why she had not remarried. Her unsurprising reply of ‘’Because he was a hard act to follow’’ leaves no doubt in my mind that their love story, was able to transcend age discrimination and conquer all obstacles that came their way. Patricia’s legacy is to keep the memory of Gene Kelly alive, by making sure that his contribution to the world ‘’does not evaporate with time.’’

In 2012 Patricia started touring the world with the presentation she created to honour the memory and achievements of Gene Kelly. Her one woman tribute ‘’ Gene Kelly the legacy’’ has showcased all over the world, and will be appearing for the first time in Australia in 2020. It was my absolute pleasure interviewing Patricia and reminiscing about the passion and splendour of the glory days of Hollywood. SYDNEY STATE THEATRE 12/2/2020

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE 13/2/2020

BRISBANE QPAC CONCEST HALL 16/2/2020 Story & interview Courtesy of Catherine Colusso

WIN DOUBLE PASSES To Gene Kelly the Legacy – Patricia Ward Kelly 3 shows only exclusive Tickets to be won in Sydney Melbourne & Brisbane this February 2020 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWLING & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

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