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Letter from the editor Welcome to the Winter issue of The Australian National Bowling & Lifestyle Magazine featuring the beautiful Hervey Bay Coastline. I’d like to thank all the clubs, bowlers & business’s that have sent in your stories, events & articles we really appreciate your input. We love hearing what’s happening, keep them coming! EXCITING NEWS:

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In June 2018, Australian bowls manufacturer, Henselite, turns 100. Current Chairman, Bruce Hensell & his son, Managing Director, Mark Hensell, talked to us about the origins of the 4th generation family business and the changes in bowls manufacture and the industry over the past 100 years.

1927 Testing Table at WD Hensell premises “The sport of lawn bowls has been around for hundreds of years.” said Bruce. “Originally all lawn bowls were made of wood, called lignum vitae, and to adjust the bias, lead was poured into the ends. To hide the lead, a disk made of casein, a bi-product of milk - was placed over it.”

“The holds were very hot and the bowls expanded and contracted on the way.”

“ Up until the early 20th century,

Even after the reshaping, the wooden bowls in a set were still inaccurate and used to be individually numbered so the owner could get to know how they ran differently.

Timber, however, was an unstable material and would change shape with variations in temperature, causing changes in the bias.

most bowls were made in the UK and came in by boat, said Bruce.



“My grandfather, William D Hensell, worked in Melbourne for billiard makers, Alcock, Thomson and Taylor. They had the agency to had to alter the bias of the misshapen bowls that came in from the UK. It became my grandfather’s role there to re-model these bowls and that’s how he developed his expertise.”

William Hensell was convinced that there must be a more stable material for making lawn bowls and in 1918, he met up with a Mr Roberts, the Works Manager for the Dunlop Rubber company. Together they came up with a plan to make a hard rubber bowl. W D Hensell left Alcock, Thomson and Taylor and in June 1918, started his own business – originally called W D Hensell. Dunlop

1937 - Production line to turn the bowls would mould the rubber balls then engaged the services of W D Hensell to turn, bias and finish them – creating the first rubber lawn bowls.

The rubber bowls were very popular and quick to take off with many leading bowlers discarding their old ‘woods’ for the new ‘rubbers’. In 1918-1924 they became so popular that the importation of wooden bowls completely ceased and Australia became an exporter of rubber bowls.

The density of the rubber bowls also allowed the bowler to use a heavier bowl at a more comfortable smaller size.

Realising the success of the rubber bowl, in 1930 Dunlop made the decision to bring the turning and biasing of their bowls in house and terminated the contract with W.D. Hensell. Undeterred however, W D Hensell and his son Raymond, who had recently joined the business, set about improving on the humble lawn bowl yet again. “Even though the rubber bowls were a vast improvement on timber they were still subject to change with variations in temperature. If a bowler left them on the bank in the sun with one facing up and one facing down, the heat would affect the bias.”

“ My dad, Ray,

realised that until we had a perfectly stable material, we couldn’t make a perfect set of bowls, said Bruce.

1940s - Production line of automatic turning lathes The 1930s was the “Age of Plastics” and the Hensells began to research other materials that might have all the properties they were looking for – something that was solid, wear-resistant, tough and durable.

moulding expertise to making aeroplane parts for the war effort. The factory transformed and they began to make aircraft “turn and bank indicators” which required a solid mass of plastic.

There was a catch, however. “The thickest mass of this plastic that had been moulded so far was only 1/4” (6mm) thick and to make a lawn bowl, it need to be more than 5” (125mm). The current understanding at the time was that this creating this mass of plastic ‘just cannot be done’.

It was 1956 when Bruce, Ray’s son and the company’s current Chairman, began in the business.

Eventually they discovered that a compound called “Phenol formaldehyde” or “Bakelite” which met their requirements.

But Ray took on the challenge and, through experimentation and research, perfected the moulding of a lawn bowl. As a result, the “Henselite” name was born in 1930 – a combination of its founders ‘Hensell” - and the material - “Bakelite”.

The company swapped all bowls production from rubber to the new phenolic material. This took the bowls market by storm. This was the first time a bowler could ensure they had a perfectly matched set and it was an invention that changed the world of bowls. In 1937, the Hensells came up with “Uni Disc” model, where engraving went straight on to the bowl, the way bowls are still produced today.

Henselite exported bowls from its factory in North Melbourne all round the world in wooden cases of 20 sets at a time. They were loaded on to a cart pulled by horses and sent down to the nearby docks, bound for places like the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. When World War II broke out, all the men from the factory went off to war and only William, Ray and one other staff member remained. They were approached by the Australian government to turn their plastic

WWII caused huge disruption to life in Australia and took about a decade for life to settle down again. Once this happened, bowls became extremely popular and the sport grew consistently.

He recalls that the main competitors in those days were sporting good giants, Dunlop and Slazenger. “Dunlop had ceased to make bowls once the popularity of rubber dropped away but recommenced later with a plastic version which they produced and was sold by Slazenger.” But these global sports companies underestimated the Australian family business, driven by a passion for consistently innovating, engineering and improving their product. Soon Slazenger announced that they would no longer be selling lawn bowls.

“My dad Ray and I went up to Sydney to buy some of their equipment and it was the most excited I think I have ever seen him.” recalls Bruce. “Here we were – an Australian family business – and through creating a consistent and superior product, we had created an environment where these big international sports brands couldn’t keep up.” The company had begun to achieve Australian Government recognition for contribution to Australian exports. “In those days Australia was mostly importing and the government wanted to get exports moving. We were the first Victorian company to win an Australian Export Award in 1962.” Henselite followed this up with 2 more awards in the two decades.

1947 The testing table and factory at Wrekyn St North Melbourne “Then we came to the 1980s which were the heyday of bowls”, said Bruce. “Our manufacturing record was 39,950 sets in one year. Bowls was just so popular in Australia and the Indoor Bowls scene in the UK was exploding.”

“All the legends of the game at the time who had become household names were using Henselite bowls - Glynn Bosito, David Bryant and later Rob Parella. In 1980, 99 of the 100 players competing at World Bowls used Henselite.” “Testing of bowls every 10 years was mandatory and so we were testing 13000 sets a year as well as the new bowls we were producing.”

In the 1990s, Bruce’s son Mark, the company’s current managing Director, joined the company and more changes were afoot. Bruce spent time overseas in in Asia, promoting the sport and helping bowling clubs and associations to set up in countries like Japan, India and Malaysia.

World Bowls had recently introduced a new standard bias and the new “narrow biased bowls” were being manufactured. Up until the 20th century, bowls were only made in Black and Mahogany. Bowls manufacturers began experimenting with colour and slowly sales of coloured bowls over took black. “The coloured bowls that we make today - including speckled, “Slice”, “Duo” and 10

even our coloured “AFL range” - look very different from the original black Bakelite versions my grandfather first produced back in 1930,” said Mark. “Instead of the manual lathes, engravers and polishing machines they used in the early days of the factory, these processes are all automated and computerized. We use high frequency heating to mould the bowls, man-made diamonds to turn them and lasers & specialised machinery to engrave them. Much of it would be unrecognisable from the early years.”

“However we still have the same passion and drive for precision and consistency in our product lead that my great grandfather to set up the company 100 years ago this year. I think that this has been the secret of our success over the last century. It’s why Henselite bowls have won more Gold Medals at World Championships and Commonwealth Games than any other brand. Its why our Gold Medal Winning Dreamline XG is the currently the biggest selling bowl in Australia and has achieved such success for bowlers at club & state level as well as at Commonwealth Games and World Bowls.” “We are very proud the company’s contribution to shaping the modern game of lawn bowls and hope that lawn bowlers will enjoy using our bowls, clothing and accessories for the next 100 years and beyond.”


1956 - Henselite staff



2019 Australian Open and Asia Pacific Champs dates confirmed Following the culmination of the 2018 Australian Open on the Gold Coast in June, Bowls Australia is pleased to be able to confirm the dates for next year's competition. The 2019 Australian Open will be staged across the Gold Coast from June 1 to 14, with the Asia Pacific Championships now to be held from June 18-28.

Following consultation with event partners Tourism and Events Queensland, City of Gold Coast, World Bowls and Bowls QLD, Bowls Australia has elected to amend the dates of the two competitions, switching the order in which they are played to allow the Australian Open to be utilised as a lead-in event for international competitors. “By playing the Australian Open prior to the Asia Pacific Championships, the Australian Jackaroos and international players will be able to use the AO as a preparatory event to acclimatise to the conditions ahead of capped international competition,” Bowls Australia Acting CEO Tony Sherwill said. “The Asia Pacific Championships is an important qualifying event for the 2020 World Bowls Championships, so we felt it important that international players were afforded the chance to participate in a high quality competition such as the Australian Open, if they wished, in order to maximise their preparation.



“ WE ARE HOPEFUL THIS CHANGE WILL RESULT IN MORE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS PARTAKING IN THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN IN 2019, WHILE ALSO PROVIDING THEM WITH FURTHER INCENTIVE TO WIN SIGNIFICANT PRIZE-MONEY IN THE RICHEST OPEN BOWLS COMPETITION IN THE WORLD.” The Australian Open will again be staged at clubs across the Gold Coast, while the Asia Pacific Championships will mirror the 2020 World Bowls Championships and utilise Club Helensvale, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club and Broadbeach Bowls Club as host venues. Bowls Australia would like to express its appreciation to the aforementioned event partners of both the Australian Open and Asia Pacific Championships.

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Jackaroos and Emerging Jackaroos squads confirmed Bowls Australia have made the first step towards choosing its representatives for two upcoming benchmark international events, with the naming of the Australian Jackaroos and Emerging Jackaroos squads. The sport's national selectors have cast an eye towards the 2019 Asia Pacific Championships and 2020 World Bowls Championships in selecting the new 20-strong top-tiered contingent and 14-player second-tier feeder squad.

The Australian Jackaroos contingent will be contracted for the next 12 months, following the Asia Pacific Championships, while the Australian Emerging Jackaroos team will remain intact for the rest of 2018, giving selectors an opportunity to include any in-form omissions ahead of 2019's first international competition, the Trans Tasman Test Series in February. Maiden inclusions for the Jackaroos are Warilla's Jesse Noronha and St Johns Park's Ben Twist, both of whom made their international debuts abroad early this week against England as part of a UK Tour team, while former Vice-Captain Brett Wilkie made himself unavailable for selection following resignation after the 2018


Commonwealth Games and former World Champion of Champion Scott Thulborn was relegated to the Emerging squad. Earning the favour of the selectors in the Emerging Jackaroos squad is newly crowned Australian Open under-18 girls' singles winner Jessie Cottell, reigning Australian Indoor Championships men's winner David Ferguson, recent Australian Open men's pairs winner Carl Healey and Australian Champion of Champion men's winner Lee Schraner, a former one-time Australian representative from 2010. The national selection panel elected to reduce the number of players within the Emerging squad by four, to ensure that the athletes are better serviced by the sport’s high-performance personnel and to ensure all players are realistically pushing for progression into the main contingent.

The Australian team enjoyed a stellar Commonwealth Games campaign in April, securing five gold and two silver medals from ten disciplines contested, resulting in nine of the ten competitors entrusted with inclusion in the squad again.

The 10-player team chosen for next June's 2019 Asia Pacific Championships, which is a qualifying event for the following year's World Championships, is widely believed to be selected from among these two squads.

"Bowls Australia's high-performance team are committed to identifying and developing


the players that give the nation the best possible chance of success at the upcoming international competitions over the next year, and ultimately, the 2020 World Bowls Championships," National Coach Steve Glasson said.

"COLLECTIVELY, WE ARE DRIVEN TO ACHIEVE FURTHER SUCCESS, CONSISTENT WITH RECENT ASIA PACIFIC GAMES, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES PERFORMANCES. "The players chosen in these squads have the potential to be immediate and long-term international competitors and are capable of achieving world titles, if they strive to reach it with hard work and dedication." Bowls Australia congratulates the athletes entrusted with representation in the Australian Jackaroos and Australian Emerging Jackaroos squads.

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Barrie Lester (Mulgrave Country Club, VIC)


Kelsey Cottrell (St Johns Park, NSW) Carla Krizanic (Sunbury, VIC) Kristina Krstic (Manning Memorial, WA) Bolivia Millerick (Broadbeach, QLD) Karen Murphy (Cabramatta, NSW) Ellen Ryan (Cabramatta, NSW) Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace, NSW) Chloe Stewart (Tweed Heads, QLD) Rebecca Van Asch (Invermay, TAS)

Jesse Noronha (Warilla, NSW) Ray Pearse (Cabramatta, NSW) Nathan Rice (Club Helensvale, QLD) Wayne Ruediger (Grange, SA) Aron Sherriff (Club Helensvale, QLD) Aaron Teys (Warilla, NSW) Benjamin Twist (St Johns Park, NSW) Corey Wedlock (Cabramatta, NSW) Aaron Wilson (Cabramatta, NSW)

Tiffany Brodie (St Kilda, VIC) Jessie Cottell (Club Helensvale, QLD) Dawn Hayman (St Johns Park, NSW) Samantha Shannahan (Melton, VIC) Jessica Srisamruaybai (Tweed Heads, QLD) Men: Jayden Christie (Club Helensvale, QLD) Jonathon Davis (Dubbo Railway, NSW) David Ferguson (Engadine, NSW) Curtis Hanley (Melbourne, VIC) Carl Healey (Cabramatta, NSW) Sean Ingham (Broadbeach, QLD) Dane McKinnon (Altona, VIC) Lee Schraner (Rosny Park, TAS) Scott Thulborn (Adelaide, SA)

Play all year round at Club Burwood’s Indoor Bowling Club for just $25! Club Burwood RSL provides a great safe meeting place right in the middle of your local community where you can meet new friends and get involved in some friendly competition. You don't need experience as our sports club’s welcome new members and are more than happy to teach you. Come along for social games and even join in on the annual Club Championships where cash and prizes are won. Once you join a club you can even try your hand at other sports if you wish via our annual intersports day, a very popular social day where teams from all clubs compete against each other in each of the different sports.

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Bowling over the competition:

71-year-old New Zealand woman wows rivals at Commonwealth Games Sue Curran was not only the oldest woman that competed at the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast – she’s also visually impaired too and the “youngest” (least experienced) bowler on the para lawn bowls team. Ms Curran played netball and tennis when she was younger, but didn’t take up bowling until 65, after her husband passed away.

A member of New Zealand’s “Blind Jacks” lawn bowls team, she’s now taken part in two blind world championships and came fourth in the para paired bowls at the 2014 Games in Glasgow.

Being sight-impaired, Ms Curran has a “director”, Ann Muir, who guides her on the green – similar to a golf caddy – and says she’s in awe of the bowler’s talent.

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2018 Australian Open -

That's a wrap! Following two weeks of outstanding bowls action, the 2018 Australian Open came to a close for another year on the Gold Coast late in June. Canadian and local favourite Ryan Bester secured an elusive Men's Singles crown and $10,000 prize purse in front of a boisterous crowd at the Broadbeach Bowls Club, defeating a gallant Sean Baker 21-18.

By also contesting the semi-final in the Men's Pairs, Bester earned the tournament's Most Valuable Player award and a bonus $2,500 prize. 18

Bester's win on the televised rink followed that of the mother-daughter combination of Gayle and Brooke Edwards, with the former producing arguably the shot of the tournament on the final end of play to turn the match on its head, and secure the Women's Pairs crown for the Altona-based pair. Earlier on the final day, an all-star Men's Fours contest between teams skippered by Aron Sherriff and Alex Marshall saw the latter's foursome triumph 13-10.

Young-gun Jono Davis earned an incredible fourth Under-18 Boys' crown with a nailbiting 21-20 finish over fellow rising star Josh Studham, while Jessie Cottel secured her first Under-18 Girls' title with victory


over former state teammate and close friend, Rebecca Rixon. Rebecca Van Asch was crowned with her first Australian Open singles crown following a nail-biting 21-19 victory over West Australian young gun Kristina Krstic in the Women's Singles final on the penultimate day.

The result continued a dream run for the Tasmanian, following two gold medals at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the same Broadbeach venue. Also victorious on the SBS & Fox Sports TV rink were the pairing of Chris Herden and Carl Healey, whose giant-killing run continued with a comprehensive 21-10

The full 2018 Australian Open honour roll: (runners-up in brackets) Men's Singles - Ryan Bester (Sean Baker)

Women's Singles - Rebecca Van Asch (Kristina Krstic) Men's Pairs - Chris Herden & Carl Healey (Harley McDonald & Aaron Teys) victory over Harley McDonald and Aaron Teys.

En-route to the final, the Herden/Healey combination secured the scalps of Pearse/Henry, Christie/Sherriff and Anderson/Bester in the Knockout stages, further rubber-stamping their credentials as Men's Pairs champions.

Elsewhere on the Live Stream rink at Broadbeach, there were inaugural winners in both the Over-60s Men's and Women's Pairs finals with Sam Laguzza & Rowan Brassey and Clare Kelly & Bronwyn McPherson storming home to sizeable victories.

Jake Fehlberg continued his glittering 2018 with victory in the Vision-Impaired singles final, adding to his 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal, while Nathan Appleton prevailed 21-20 in an incredibly close Multi-Disability singles final over Josh Barry. The Australian Open will return to the Gold Coast in June 2019, across more than 13 local clubs for 14 days of action.

Women's Pairs - Gayle & Brooke Edwards (Cheryl Chan & Esther Yu) Men's Fours - Ryan Burnett / Nathan Rice / Jeremy Henry / Alex Marshall ( Jayden Christie / Josh Thornton / Barrie Lester / Aron Sherriff ) Women's Fours - Lindg Qu / Leanne Poulson / Dianne Strawbridge / Marilyn Emerton (Brittaney Wiley / Ann Maree Peart / Sarah Boddington / Carmen Anderson) Under-18 Boy's Singles - Jono Davis ( Josh Studham) Under-18 Girls' Singles - Jessie Cottell (Rebecca Rixon) Over-60's Men's Singles - Sam Laguzza & Rowan Brassey (Paul Davis & Peter McBrierty) Over-60's Women's Singles - Clare Kelly & Bronwyn McPherson (Adele Pershouse & Christina Pavlov) Multi-Disability Open Singles - Nathan Appleton ( Josh Barry) Multi-Disability Pairs - Nathan Appleton & Josh Barry (Phillip Plackett & R Mowday) Vision-Impaired Singles - Jake Felberg ( John Vance) AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWLING & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE


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You can rent or buy. Defibs R Us, does not favour one particular product. We stand independently and fit the best product to match the needs of any workplace, home or sporting club. We take into account where it is be located (outdoor / indoor) what is someone budget, who is likely to use the machine and so on. Call us on 1300 463 334 for a free consultation.

The key about having a Cardiac Defibrillator (AED) is having access to a machine within the first 5 minutes of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) We are passionate about people feeling empowered with having the right equipment in the event of a medical emergency. Knowing that defibrillators save lives … our goal is to make defibrillators as accessible and as available to as many people and communities as possible. We work to overcome people objections and we aim to a match a suitable machine to their needs and wants.

FACTS • Each year over 33,000 people in Australia die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). • This is different from a heart attack… where symptoms often present with shortness of breath, chest pain and feeling of sweatiness. • SCA occurs without any symptoms.. the person just collapses. A SCA occurs when the heart goes into VT, Ventricular Tachycardia….(rapid heart rate.. heart beats too quickly and struggles to go back into normal heart rhythm) or VF Ventricular Fibrillation ( the heart goes into chaotic electrical activity… often described as a “bag of wriggling worms) If you don’t correct VT or VF, by using a cardiac defibrliiator.. the patient will die. CPR assists in keeping the heart muscle pumping blood and oxygen


around the body… but it’s the defibrillator… a reset button that corrects the irregularity into sinus rhythm.

• An Ambulance average response time is 19-30 minutes in metropolitan areas (even though they target for 8 minutes)

• Outside Metropolitan areas and response time is much longer

• Heart Foundation statistics ….male over 40 years old has a 1 in 2 chances of having a heart attack by the age of 70 years old, • Female over 40 years old has a 1 in 3 chances of having a heart attack by the age of 70.

• According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics … more people die from SCA than people that die on the roads, from fires, breast cancer, bowel cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer all combined. • Thanks to modern technology it has enabled us to save a life.. simply by pressing a button on a defibrillator machine.

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Loving Laos and Luang Prabang Laos is a lovely country nestled in the heart of South East Asia - home to gorgeous people, beautiful scenery, delicious food and much much more, Laos is a truly wonderful place to visit. Travelling here is laid back and life is at a much slower pace than its Asian neighbours.

1. Kuang Si Waterfalls

Kuang Si Waterfalls

The spectacular cascading waterfalls are about 30km out of town. They are made up of limestone formations and numerous turquoise coloured pools. You might like to take your swimmers with you and bathe in some of the pools at the lower level of the waterfall. It is also a lovely area to walk with the fresh forest and nearby rice fields. 2. Night Markets There is so much we could say about Laos, and many places to visit. In this article we have limited ourselves to writing about places you might enjoy to visit in the gorgeous small town of Luang Prabang. Luang Prabang is situated in the North of Laos lying on the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers. The old town which is surrounded by lush green mountains, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The pace of life is very laid back even though there is plenty to see and do both in both the town and nearby areas – making it a great place to spend a few days.

Night markets, Luang Prabang

The night markets are held every night from 5pm along one of the main streets in town – Sisavangvong Rd. The food is fantastic and this is a great place to find souvenirs to take home – jewellery, clothing, hand crafts and wonderful bedspreads. 3. Mount Phousi Mount Phousi is the highest point in Luang Prabang and from the summit you’ll be treated to incredible views. There are around 355 steps to get to the summit and late afternoon is a great time to go as then you can watch the sun set over the Mekong when everything turns a shade of purple and orange. Monks wandering in Luang Prabang

The food in Luang Prabang is fantastic with lots of cafes, restaurants and street stalls selling all kinds of yummy things. Monks in their orange robes fill the streets and every morning there is an alms giving ceremony along the main road – travellers are welcome to join the locals in the donation of food to the monks or observe the ceremony.

Here is our list of the top 5 things to do on your visit to Luang Prabang: 22


Golden Buddha, Mt Phousi, Luang Prabang

5. Pak Ou Caves

Views of the Mekong River from Mt Phousi

Pak Ou Caves

Take a 2 hour cruise up the Mekong River passing traditional Laotian villages to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are one of the most respected holy sites in Laos. They are filled with all kinds of Buddha statues – some only centimetres and some 2 metres tall.

4. Golden City Temple Wat Xieng Thong

Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang

Travelbay are specialists in travel to Laos – they have some wonderful Private Tours starting from as little as $899 per person twin share. Travelbay also offer Tailor Made Tours to Laos and surrounding regions where you can design your own holiday exactly the way you would love it with their support and expertise.

Luang Prabang is filled with temples and Wat Xieng Thong is one of the oldest. It’s famous for its elaborate mosaics and wall paintings – as well as being Golden.

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• Eco-friendly sail vessel

• Low passenger numbers

• Over 33 years experience with marine mammals

• Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and complimentary beverage • Courtesy bus available • Fully licensed

Exclusive Whale Watching Encounter Full Day (14th of July to 25th of October 2018)

With nearly 33 years’ experience in the field, we offer one of the most comprehensive whale watching tours in Queensland aboard a comfortable multi award-winning sailing vessel, taking you right to the spot where the whales are. Be ready for some tail-slapping, breaching, pectoral slapping or spy-hopping; these magnificent marine creatures will take your breath away as you get up close and personal with them in their own environment, creating a memory that will last forever.

TOUR FEATURES • Eco friendly modern sailing vessel

• Maximum of 24 passengers – no crowding for great views

• Expert commentary with over 30 years experience with marine mammals • Morning and afternoon tea • Delicious full buffet lunch

• Complementary beverage (beer, wine of soft drink)

• Courtesy pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation • Hydrophone to listen to the whales singing

• In-water platform for a whale immersive experience

• Free WiFi on board so you can instantly share your photos • Plenty of shaded seating

Blue Dolphin Marine Tours

• Qualified and passionate crew

• Best suited for children aged 8 years and above WHAT TO BRING Your camera, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, jacket and sensible non-slip shoes. (please avoid wearing black soled shoes as these mark the deck or you can take them off when you are on board) Reviews as seen on TripAdvisor Australia Gorgeous Sunset Cruise!

We absolutely loved this cruise from start to finish. Wonderful crew, generous hospitality (drinks were constantly refilled and platters passed around), amazing sunset and great value for money. I am already planning our next visit to Hervey Bay and we will be doing this again. Highly recommend! – Libby D – Melbourne, Australia Must do in Hervey Bay! Blue Dolphin offers almost eye to eye viewing with the whales, the only one of its kind in Hervey Bay, Queensland! On board Blue Dolphin you are well away from the large noisy crowd usually associated with whale watch encounters. Survey for the boat is 30 passengers but we limit numbers to 20 for passenger comfort. By limiting the number of passengers, it allows for you to have a more personal relationship with the whales, dolphins and the crew, which is necessary for a true eco-tourism experience. Want to book? Book online or give us a call 07 4124 9600



Thank you to the staff & owners of Blue Dolphin, I had friends visit for the weekend from Melbourne & decided to book the champagne sunset cruise. Gorgeous evening with dolphin sightings, free flowing champas & delicious food to nibble on. The hosts Peter & Jodie & staff were very welcoming, friendly & professional – well done to you all. I would highly recommend Blue Dolphin Tours if you want a special Hervey Bay water excursion! – Anna G – Trip Advisor Member Relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable Sunset Cruise

With a group of 7 (3 adults and 4 children) we had a great time with Peter and Vicki. Plenty of drinks and fresh food and a really relaxing Sunset Cruise. As a local (who took visitors) I didn’t know about such a wonderful experience. Looking for more visitors to come as an excuse to go on some of their other adventure cruises. – Jnnfrcrtny – Trip Advisor Member.

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Stay & West Wyalong’s Harley Wilson is Play in bringing a youthful swagger to bowls in Hervey Bay

West Wyalong and Southern Slopes. Affectionately known by everyone around the West Wyalong Bowling Club as “Huggie”, Harley made his pennants debut for the club this year at age nine before taking part in West Wyalong’s famous Easter tournament in March alongside high calibre visiting players from across New South Wales. Harley typifies everything that is great about bowls. His enthusiasm and genuine love for the sport infects everyone who crosses his path. Such his effect on other bowlers, Harley walked away from the Easter tournament in March with a new wardrobe of bowls shirts from opposition players from clubs across the state. “Huggie started the pennants season as our mascot, conducting the coin toss and providing motivational talks, and ended the year in the team,” West Wyalong Bowling Club president, David Hillsley said.

“His love of the game and commitment to practice for hours each week meant we could no longer hold him back. Everyone around our club loves having him around.” Harley turned 10 in May and told his parents Christie and Jack he would like to have a party to celebrate. While a typical 10-year-old birthday party might involve laser tag, lolly bags or video games, Harley’s party was a game of bowls for members and friends at the Bowling Club. A full green of bowlers young and old attended with Harley’s triples team declared the winners of the day.

As well as his fellow bowlers, Harley has also won over the volunteers in the kitchen and around the greens. He helps out on Friday nights and Saturday morning with meals, washing up and any odd jobs and is “paid” with the occasional complimentary can of lemon squash. Harley already has the pedigree of a gun bowler, his grandfather Chris Smith represented the state, and has the burning ambition to also become a champion. His goals for the next 12 months include winning the minor singles, making the pennants team again and beating president “Pugs” and vice-president Allan Curran in a game of singles. “I saw Pop’s (Chris Smith) photo up on the wall for bowls and thought I want to do that too,” Harley said.

He is quickly forging his own name and reputation in bowls and rates the highlights of his career so far is making the Grandfinal in his first year of the clubs minor championships for both singles & pairs, playing pennants at Temora earlier in the year and lining up for three consecutive days at West Wyalong’s annual Easter tournament.

“I absolutely loved it,” Harley said of his Easter tournament experience - i enjoyed meeting so many new bowlers from near and far!

Ace Caravan Park Unpack & Unwind

Ace Caravan Park in West Wyalong is situated at the junction of the Newell and Mid-Western Highway in central NSW. Easily located directly behind the Old Dakota (a wellknown relic of WWII), this park has been a welcome and sought-after stop-over for tourists and travellers. Set back from the highway and shaded by many pine and native gum trees, this is the perfect place for travel weary motorists to unpack and unwind. Ace Caravan Parks offer • Cabins ranging from luxury ensuite with colour TV, R/C air conditioning and microwaves to small cabins close to amenities • Covered BBQ areas and Swimming pool • Powered ensuite drive thru sites and lawn tent sites • Short walk to clubs, pubs and shops • On-site vans • Rain water available • Central Dump point PET • Full Laundry facilities, LPG - Kiosk FRIENDLY • TV transmitter

ACE Caravan Park Newell Highway (behind the DC3 plane) Phone: (02) 6972 3061 Email: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWLING & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE


More than 70 years of friendship and fellowship The Albert Bowls Club has been an integral part of Gympie for more than 70 years, promoting friendship and fellowship within the community to get people to come and play bowls. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where visitors are welcome, you can enjoy playing social lawn bowls on our two tiff dwarf greens, one with a retractable shade cover and one with lighting or a cold drink inside the club.


If you’re about to have a special event, a club meeting, or even a wedding, you can hire out our hall or the bowling greens for a very reasonable price. If you need somewhere to stay while competing in local championships or tournaments, look no further than to accommodate yourself at the Great Eastern Motor Inn, the closest sought out accommodation to Albert Bowls Club.

For a fun, social day out in Gympie, look no further than The Albert Bowls Club. The Albert Bowls Club is situated on the Bruce Highway (River Road) in Gympie. 07) 5482 1095

The Great Eastern Motor Inn has been providing great experiences for bus groups for 30 years. Our 60 seat restaurant & bar provides quality food, beverages and the best hospitality possible. All accommodation rooms feature free wifi, remote control flat screen televisions, reverse cycle air-conditioning, iron & ironing boards, bar fridges etc… External facilities are salt water swimming pool, walking trails through the “Duck Ponds’ and complimentary BBQ shelters. We are perfectly placed and perfectly positioned so why not come and visit “The Gympie Region” – Gympie its Gold! The Great Eastern Motor Inn 27 - 29 Geordie Rd, Monkland QLD 4570

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6th Club Formed in South East Queensland When Gympie Bowls Club was formed in 1905, it was the 6th club formed in S.E. QLD. Mr E.B. Davidson was the first president. In July 1905 the members decided to purchase land for the site of the club in Wickham terrace. March 1906 saw the opening of the first of 2 greens.

Highlights of the following years • In 1912-1913 Club President Bob Rankin won QLD state singles championship, he won it again in 1925.

This photo shows the number of men’s members in 1950. Sadly in 2018 it’s numbers have dropped to 45. 1992 saw a serious flood decimate the number 2 green at Wickham Terrance and it was decided to relocate to the present site in Bowlers Drive Southside where two greens and a new clubhouse were opened in 1995.

• In 1932 Gympie Ladies Bowling Club was formed. Membership was 10 shillings and sixpence. Green fees were sixpence. • In 1937 A second ladies club named Sunshine Ladies was formed, at this time green fees were one shilling.

This is a current photo of the Clubhouse. The club is in good spirits and optimistic about the future.

KANDANGA COUNTRY CLUB – MORE THAN JUST BOWLS ! The Kandanga Country Club (formally known as Kandanga Bowls Club) lies in the beautiful Mary Valley in the Sunshine Coast hinterland region. Positioned on the edge of the village of Kandanga, the Country Club backs onto pure country farmland, hills and Kandanga Creek. The Bowling Club has existed some 69 years and in recent times has undergone a transformation to a modern recreational a commercial venue. The Country Club’s mission statement ‘Connecting Community Through Sport’ is fulfilled through the venues accessibility to members, other sporting clubs and organisations as well as the public. The club’s regular bowls events are very popular and can be found under ‘Events’ on the Kandanga Country Club’s Facebook page and nominations are invited for various bowls days. Sixty Corporate Sponsors use the facility for Barefoot Bowls and corporate gatherings and it is a favored venue for business and government meetings and presentations. The licensed venue also houses on-line pokies and a private lounge. It is a favorite venue for weddings, parties and celebrations such as birthdays.

The attractively redesigned dining facility ‘Casual Encounters’ opens to the public from Thursday to Saturday nights. The club is also an art exhibition space which hosts rolling exhibitions for artists throughout the year. Monthly social events such as Wine Pairing Dinners and Hangis attract well known entertainers which brings locals and visitors alike to enjoy the friendly country atmosphere, fabulous entertainment and great food.

Bowlers and guests are treated to a luxurious verandah setting overlooking the green with purpose built timber seating and tables as well as roll down blinds which can be adjusted to suit the time of day and weather. This also doubles as a popular entertainment area for large or outdoor events. The Kandanga Country Club also offers RV and caravan camping on land adjoining the Clubhouse and Green. This is a popular spot for travelers and clubs who can use the facilities at the club and have a Clubhouse and all its services at their doorstep whilst camped in a perfect country location. A brainchild of the Kandanga Country Club is the ‘Crack A Jack Bowls Trail’, a concept stemming from the popularity and benefits of their own camping experience. The ‘Trail’ is proposed for development across Queensland and ultimately Australia for ‘Low cost or no cost camping at (or near) bowls clubs’. Kandanga Country Club believes that all regional bowls clubs

could benefit from this simple concept and is currently seeking expressions of interest from Bowls Clubs across the state and country to register on the ‘Trail’ which will have a website and Facebook presence. The website, currently under construction, will list all participating Bowls Clubs, their location and contact details on an interactive Google Map. Travelers will be able to see on the interactive map which clubs offer low cost/no cost camping options on their travelling route – or they can simply search a club by name. Social Media is planned to connect travelers and allow them to share their experiences and help others to enjoy camping and the hospitality of our wonderful Bowing Clubs. If your club would like to be part of the ‘Trail’ or find out more information, contact Julie Worth on 0438 843195 or email manager@kandangacc. to find out more.



The Hidden Gems of South East Queensland

Have you ever been inside

an operating Lighthouse…? Embark on a guided day tour from the Town of 1770 in Queensland to Bustard Head Lightstation. The highlight of your day is the access inside the lighthouse tower and to the balcony. This is Queensland’s ONLY operating lighthouse that is open to the public allowing you to enter and discover the history of this unique maritime gem. Spectacular panoramic views, historical artefacts displayed in a lighthouse cottage/museum and tales of triumph and tragedy await visitors at Bustard Head Lightstation. 1770 LARC! Tours informative and passionate guides show off the original, fully restored lighthouse treasures and accompany guests to the Lightstation grounds and cemetery. These stories of triumphs and adventures have been published in a series of books written by Stuart Buchanan illustrating the tales of Bustard Head Lightstation - Queensland’s first coastal lighthouse. The history of this area and the isolation of the Lighthouse makes for a very informative and entertaining day out landing this tour a reputation of a “must-do” in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The day tour is suitably named the LARC! Paradise Tour and

includes the iconic pink amphibious LARC! vessels that explore the nearby National Parks and waterways by land and sea. This tour also includes a stop for sandboarding on Middle Island sand dunes! Morning tea and a picnic lunch are included as well as the unforgettable LARC! ride home where you will soak up the pristine coastline that will be your rolling grandstand for wildlife spotting and viewing.

1770 LARC! Tours also offer a daily one hour Afternoon Cruise that takes in the beauty of Queensland National Parks and shows off the versatility of the LARC! vessel. This tour is a great way to spend an afternoon in the Town of 1770 in true LARC! Style. How does Sunday lunch on a secluded stretch of beach sound? 1770 LARC! Tours have got it covered with our two hour Sunday LARC + Lunch. Fully catered with local commentary, wildlife spotting, and a unique amphibious splashdown the LARC + Lunch is a great way to Sunday Lunch!

LARCing around in the Town of 1770 Queensland is suitable for all ages and we can cater for coach groups and special interest groups. Contact us for your next tailored group event! 1770 Environmental Tours Pty Ltd t/as 1770 LARC! Tours 1770 Marina, 535 Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy (Town of 1770) Qld Australia 4677 Mailing Address: PO Box 376, Agnes Water, Qld 4677 #1770larc Phone: 07 4974 9422

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• LARC! to Bustard Head Lightstation for QLD’s only tour inside an operating lighthouse • explore national parks while spotting wildlife and migratory seabirds • enjoy informative commentary • all tours suitable for all ages

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Bowling & Lifestyle’s Preferred place of stay in Imbil

Welcome to Imbil Country Cabins, where once is never enough

Tourism and Events Queensland / Reichlyn Aguilar

Owners, Karen and Donna have been coming to Imbil since the 60’s and 70’s, visiting their grandparents home in Elizabeth Street. That home is “Elsie of Imbil” and was originally purchased by Ted and Elsie Zillmann in 1945 now lovingly restored and available for holiday accommodation. On those special visits to Imbil the girls loved spending time on “the farm”. A property owned by their Uncle and Aunt, Ray and Thelma Myers. So by God’s grace this property is now in the care of the girls whose love for Imbil as children has led them back home… Now they welcome you home to Imbil Country Cabins. Imbil Country Cabins is set on 6 hectares of land overlooking the Yabba Creek and the Imbil Weir. There are four cabins, all freshly painted and tastefully decorated with your comfort and convenience in mind.


Each cabins sleeps up to 6 people with 1 Queen room, a set of bunk beds and a Double foldout sofa bed in the lounge area. If you wish to grab a canoe or a kayak and meander down the Yabba Creek, you can hire these - just ask our friendly caretakers. With the endless list of things to do at the cabins you may not even leave the property during your stay however if you wish to venture out, the cabins are only: • 15 minutes to Kenilworth • 15 minutes to Borumba Dam (For fishing and skiing) • 60 minutes to Maroochydore • 25 minutes to Gympie • 35 minutes to Eumundi Markets • 45 minutes to Noosa

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Fraser Island Travellers are often seeking their next idyllic escape, and there’s a piece of island paradise right here in your very own backyard…

Protected paradise Queensland’s Fraser Island has long been enticing nature lovers to its shores - stretching 123 kilometres, it claims the title of the world’s largest sand island, and is brimming with remarkable sights just waiting to be explored. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992, the island’s pristine natural environment is characterised by vast golden sand blows, over 100 freshwater lakes, lush rainforests and 75 Miles of breathtaking beach. A haven for relaxation Nestled along the western bay of Fraser, and overlooking the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, the eco-friendly Kingfisher Bay Resort is the ultimate island retreat. With its award-winning design blending seamlessly into the island’s native surrounds, the peaceful setting offers guests a relaxing and immersive nature experience. After a day of island adventures, it’s the perfect place to sit back, enjoy a cool beverage, and admire the sunset over the horizon.

At one with nature Wander along the boardwalk through the resort’s wallum and coastal heathland area, and admire the wondrous wildlife on show. This unique ecosystem is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The fuchsia petals of the Wide Bay Boronia offer vibrant pops of colour, while the flowering Melaleuca Tea Trees attract beautiful honey eaters, creating a tranquil ambience of birdsong. Set your sights on adventure With World Heritage wilderness right on your doorstep, why not embark on a selection of ranger-guided or self-guided walks through nearby bushland and coastal trails, or nibble on some native nuts and berries, with a bush tucker talk and taste experience.

Hit the sand tracks on a full day ‘Beauty Spots Tour’ and experience some of the island’s most iconic attractions, including Lake McKenzie and the historic Maheno Shipwreck.



A World Heritage wonderland: • Home to the most pure strain of dingoes in Australia.

• 354 species of migratory and coastal bird species have been identified.

• One of the few places in the world where rainforests grow from the sand, at elevations of over 200m.

• Stay where the humpback whales play! From July to October every year, these gentle giants take some time out in the Great Sandy Strait, to learn some important life skills, and nurture to their young. Getting here: Just 45 minutes from the Hervey Bay mainland, ferry services to Fraser Island operate daily. To book, or for more information:

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ARE THE BIRDSVILLE RACES BEEN ON YOUR ‘BUCKET LIST’ ? IF IT IS NOT – IT SHOULD BE 21 PUBS -12 DAYS – 1 HORSE RACE - 1 HELL OF AN EXPERIENCE Just imagine travelling to the biggest shire in Queensland with the smallest population for the Birdsville Races – an event which attracts around 7,000 people from across Australia and around the world and certainly has the world’s most entertaining fashion show.

Karrabee Bus + Coach take their personalised 12-day tour across Queensland’s glorious outback to Birdsville Races every year and describe this tour as ‘12 days, 21 pubs, 1 horse race and 1 hell of an experience’ – and their guests attest to that.

Travelling in air-conditioned comfort, guests are taken on an actionpacked tour of the best of Outback Queensland’s iconic sights, locations and activities where they are guaranteed to fall in love with Outback Queensland and its people. The Birdsville Outback Pubs Tour visits 21 pubs along the way where guests either sleep in outback pubs, have a counter lunch or just stop in for an afternoon beer to meet the locals and famous characters. One exciting change to the tour this year is the usual visit to Betoota, previously a ghost town with one building – an abandoned pub. Now the town has a population of 2 and the pub will reopen for the first time in 20 years. This will be just one of the highlights this year.

The tour experiences include sunset drinks on top of Big Red, soaking in the iconic Eulo Mud Baths, taking a punt on the International Yabby Races and witnessing sunset reflecting in the massive solar power cells at Windorah. The not-somusical have even been seen having fun playing the Musical Fence in Winton and everyone loves visiting the amazing Age of Dinosaurs. There is never a dull moment

There is plenty to do at Longreach including the Stockman’s Hall of fame and an incredible Sunset Cruise on the ‘longreach’ of the Thomson River is followed by a traditional stockmen’s dinner with bush poetry at Starlight’s Spectacular Sound and Light Show. Standing under the Tree of Knowledge at Barcaldine and listening to the wind move the ‘branches’ of his amazing artistic creation is an experience not to be missed. The adventure is captured with images of people, places and wonderful moments along the way and presented as a book for guests to remember their personal journey. If you don’t have a full 12 days to spare, there is a fly/drive option to fly back after the races.

This fully escorted tour leaves Gympie / Sunshine Coast on Monday 27 August for 12 days. To find out more contact Julie Worth on 0438 843195 or email or go to




At Fraser Shores Hervey Bay, you can enjoy resort style retirement living, close to everything you need. Easy Lifestyle Relax and enjoy five star recreational facilities that include: community centre, full sized bowling green, pool, spa, bar, stage and dance floor, bbq areas, fitness centre and on-site RV, boat and caravan storage.

Easy Care Welcome to a friendly community that offers a range of Blue Care services, including assistance with housework, transport and allied health services such as podiatry and physiotherapy.

Within Easy Reach Centrally located, close to Stockland Shoppingtown, St Stephen’s Hospital, Hervey Bay Base Hospital, sporting clubs and entertainment, with easy access to stunning bays and beaches for you to explore.



*Price valid for typical 2 bedroom home at time of print.

Visit 58 & 100 Nissen Street, Hervey Bay • Phone 07 4148 7111 Email •

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Unlimited access to bowling greens at Fraser Shores Retirement Villages allows you to relax, socialise and enjoy the best years of your life. Ideally positioned at Hervey Bay, one of Queensland’s best coastal holiday destinations, Fraser Shores Retirement Villages represents the best in premium retirement living, embodying quality, five-star living with great value for money. Beautifully appointed, award winning, quality brick and tile homes, nestled within landscaped communities surrounded by resort style recreational facilities. Full sized, beautifully maintained bowling greens enable you to improve your game and catch up with your neighbours and friends all year round in this sub-tropical paradise. Recently, Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Gold Medallist and 2018 Commonwealth Games selector, Kelvin Kerkow OAM, visited Fraser Shores to share his gold medal winning tips with keen bowling residents.

Onsite RV, caravan and boat storage allows you to explore your natural surrounds, including the world’s closest whale watching encounters with the majestic humpback whales, the World Heritage listed Fraser Island and Lady Elliot Island. Enjoy over and over again, entertaining visiting family and friends with all nature has to offer.

“ Here at Fraser Shores in

beautiful Hervey Bay, we have it all.

Pat and Jim, Village Residents

EASY LIFESTYLE Five-star facilities provide you with unlimited use of the fullsized bowling green, spa and swimming pool, as well as organised dancing, through to food experiences, fitness and card games.

Living at Fraser Shores means you will feel a strong sense of belonging. You will be welcomed into a warm and vibrant community where you can enjoy excellent facilities and numerous activities. Your family and friends are always welcome to visit you and join in the community life of the village. >>



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• Swimming pool

EASY CHOICE Our quality homes have won HIA Top Homes of the Year Awards for design, character and for representing best value for money homes in Queensland. You can choose from a wide selection of spacious brick and tile, two and three bedroom homes including an executive model with three bedrooms, two ensuites and a hobby room.

• Large auditorium with stage and dance floor

• Built-in wardrobes

Fraser Shores has an amazing range of resort style recreational and entertainment facilities for you to enjoy, which includes: • Community centre

• Full sized bowling green • Coffee and club lounge

• Large modern kitchens with ample storage

• Licensed club bar

• Spacious bedrooms and living areas

• Outdoor barbeque areas

• Airconditioned homes with security features

• Craft and computer room

• 24-hour emergency call system

• Fitness centre

“ We have found our fresh air and

peaceful lifestyle with the added bonus of knowing our neighbours care for our wellbeing. Margaret and Peter, Village Residents

WITHIN EASY REACH Fraser Shores conveniently adjoins a commercial and professional centre, housing medical specialists, a large general medical practice and a wide variety of shops and services, meaning everything you’ll need is just a step away.

Just minutes from Fraser Shores is the Stockland Shopping Centre which offers an exceptional shopping experience for residents and visitors. A choice of nearby sporting clubs, golf courses and recreational facilities offer those long-time favourite recreational activities of lawn bowls, croquet, tenpin bowling, bingo, bridge, old time and square dancing and indoor cricket.

• All homes built at ground level with patios and gardens

• Wider shower access is available for those with disabilities or needing assistance EASY CARE Feel the freedom of not having to maintain your own home.

Your lawn is mowed for you to ensure your community is always looking its best. Other domestic chores, including window cleaning and home cleaning can be arranged for you so you can get on with doing what you enjoy most. As well as helping you with domestic chores, residents at Fraser Shores can access a range of Blue Care services, including assistance with housework, transport around town and allied health services such as podiatry and physiotherapy. If you aspire to enjoy an active retirement lifestyle in resort style surroundings, live in a quality, spacious and affordable home and be part of a thriving community, look no further than Fraser Shores Hervey Bay where everything you will ever need is right at your doorstep.

For more information or to book an inspection, call 07 4148 7111 or visit Fraser Shores, 58 and 100 Nissen Street, Hervey Bay



District star Champion of Champions LAWN BOWLS: The Port Curtis District had a new Champion of Champions when Cathy Lees rolled the final lawn bowl to the kitty to win the prestigious competition.

The singles winner from Boyne Tannum Bowls Club had strong opposition in Yvonne Geall from Biloela Bowls Club, who put in a hard effort herself.

The competitive pair kept equal score until both got to 15 points and Lees showed why she won the day by taking the lead to win with 25 points after 23 ends. The humble victor had high praise for her opponent.

"I'm very chuffed to win and it was a hard slog against Yvonne,” Lees said. Geall was gracious in defeat and happy with her effort.

"The day has been fantastic ... Cathy is such a fantastic bowler and I have great respect for her.” Port Curtis District Bowling Association secretary Margaret Henderson said the standard of play was a joy to watch.

"This all starts at club level and they play everybody who nominates and the winners of that competition then proceed to district,” Henderson said. She also said the game of lawn bowls should not be underestimated.

"It’s a very strategic game, it can be a strenuous game because it’s not only physically hard, but you also need that mental alertness at all times,” she said.

Cathy Lees, representing Boyne Tannum Bowls Club takes on Yvonne Geall from Biloela Bowls Club on June 28, 2018 at Gladstone Bowls Club. The district clubs' area covers a wide range of lawn bowls from Monto to Miriam Vale and 1770, and to Mt Larcom. The pairs and fours teams are yet to play.

All Port Curtis district winners will go to Rockhampton in early August, and go up against Central Queensland and Bundaberg District players. After that round of competition, the winners then take on southeast Queensland lawn bowlers to progress to the next level of representation. Source: Internet

The Butchulla people The Butchulla people are the indigenous people of Fraser Island. There were six clans in the Butchulla Nation and the territory extended through Fraser Island, Double Island Point, Tin Can Bay, Bauple Mountain and north to a point at Burrum Heads in Queensland.

The Butchulla people's traditional name for Fraser Island was K'gari which means paradise. According to Butchulla legend, Fraser Island was named K'gari after the beautiful spirit who helped Yindingie, messenger of the great god Beeral, create the land. As a reward to K'gari for her help Beeral changed her into an idyllic island with trees, flowers and lakes. He put birds, animals and people on the island to keep her company.

It is uncertain how long Fraser Island had been occupied by the Butchulla people. Evidence suggests that it was more than 5,500 years and maybe 20,000. Population numbers are unknown though it has been said that during times of plentiful resources up to 2,000 people lived on the island with the stable number around 300 to 400. Captain Cook first sighted the Fraser Island Butchulla people during 1770 and named Indian Head on the eastern beach after them. Captain Matthew Flinders was one of the first white men to have contact with the islanders and had peaceful meetings with them in 1799 and 1802. Colonization by Europeans caused great conflicts with the Aboriginal people as the European settlers did not understand or respect their tribal boundaries, their social structure or the importance to them of their environment.

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Traditions and hunting methods had to be altered for survival.

Logging was started on Fraser Island in 1863 by ‘Yankee Jack' Piggott and continued until December 1991 when the island was nominated for World Heritage listing. Day-to-day management of the island today is primarily the responsibility of the Department of Environment and Heritage through the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. CREDIT: Fraser Island Council –

The Hidden Gems of South East Queensland

Introducing you to the most jaw-dropping wildlife you’ll ever see Whether you are a whale watching enthusiast or a nervous first timer, our tours are the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most magnificent animals. We offer several packages for people of all ages, with a number of exceptional deals available to suit your needs and budget. We even guarantee whale sightings, meaning you get a full refund to a free return cruise (outside specific dates) if none are spotted on your trip.

Step aboard the Spirit of Hervey Bay for an unforgettable 1/2 day cruise that takes you past the picturesque white sand beaches of Fraser Island and right into a sanctuary of mighty and majestic humpback whales. Complete with 6 uncrowded viewing decks, an underwater viewing room, a hydrophone and a fully licensed kiosk, you’ll be in complete comfort as you are

windows (yes you are beneath the waterline)

introduced to some of the most jaw-dropping wildlife you’ll ever see. You’ll spend less time travelling there and back, ensuring you spend the most time with the whales as possible.

 Kids activities, including a whale activity book

Morning Cruise (8.30am – 1.00pm) includes morning tea

 Fast for maximum time spent with whales, also able to dash to whales that are breaching to catch the action before they stop

1/2 Day Whale Watch – 14 July to 28 October 2018

Afternoon Cruise (1.30pm – 5.30pm) includes afternoon tea Whale Watch Cruise includes:

 FREE souvenir whale DVD  FREE WiFi

 Expert commentary on the whales & features of Fraser Island

 Guaranteed sightings with full refund (10/8/ - 10/10/18) or free open return cruise ticket outside these dates

 6 viewing decks spread over 5 levels allowing you to move around at your leisure  Hydrophone equipped to listen to the whales singing

 Largest Underwater Viewing Rooms with

 Large Waterline Viewing Platform for that oh so close personal touch

 FREE courtesy transfers from tourist accommodation

 Extra comfortable, luxurious and stable catamaran

 30 Years family owned & operated whale watching business  Friendly and inviting atmosphere suitable for all ages

WHAT TO BRING: Camera, Sunscreen, Hat, Jacket, Wear Flat Shoes, Polaroid Sunglasses, Money for Drinks, Souvenirs etc. Prams Are Welcome. Licensed Kiosk with Alcohol, Snacks, Souvenirs etc Book now: (07) 4125 5131 or 1800 642 544






Stay & Play in

Hervey Bay Riviera Resort is located on Hervey Bay which offers sandy beaches with calm water for family water activities.

Our Resort Riviera Resort is situated on 1.5 acres with beautiful tropical gardens, Riviera Resort has probably the best resort style heated swimming pool in Hervey Bay complemented by a large spa and sauna. As well as a full-sized tennis court, 3 outdoor barbecues and a children’s playground. We also have secure undercover parking for every apartment.

Hervey Bay Pier

We are a short walk to The Resort is directly across The Esplanade from Nielsen’s Park and Torquay Beach on Hervey Bay.

Torquay Beach is a long sandy beach with calm water ideal for family water activities, like swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Torquay Beach also has Jet Ski and Kayak hire, as well as the Sailing & Surf Clubs. It is an easy walk along the Esplanade to the local supermarket or one of the many coffee shops, restaurants, pubs & clubs.

Many local restaurants are dine in and take-a-way, while some offer delivery to your room. The local restaurants cuisine ranging from, fish & chips, Chinese, Thai, French, Indian, Japanese, Mexican & Italian. Riviera Resort Pools (From Above)

Reception Customer Lounge

Ph (07) 4194 1984 385 The Esplanade Torquay QLD 4655

Riviera Resort, Hervey Bay’s Best holiday and Corporate Apartments Tennis Court, BBQ & Playground Areas

With beautiful tropical garden, Riviera Resort has probably the best resort style heated swimming pool in Hervey Bay complimented by a large spa and sauna. All of Riviera’s 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are fully self-contained and feature large, private, north facing covered balconies as well as rear balconies. 38


Two decades of dedication to independent research The Oceania Project, established in 1988, is a Not-for-profit research and information organisation dedicated to the Conservation and Protection of Whales, Dolphins and the Oceans. The first phase of a long-term study of Humpback Whales in Hervey Bay - 1992 to 2005 - has been the major work of The Oceania Project. This work was, and continues to be made possible, by individuals who participate in

The Oceania Project's Internship Program.

To date more than 1500 Interns (paying eco-volunteers) have joined the Annual Whale Research Expeditions in Hervey Bay.

Invovlement is open to all Members of the Public and no prior experience is needed.

Work on The Oceania Project's website has been of equal importance. It was established in 1996 and provides a global information resource dedicated to the Conservation and Care of Whales and Dolphins.

Photo-identification of individual humpback whales is the main research methodology used in Hervey Bay and since 2000 sloughed-skin samples have been collected from humpbacks for DNA and genetic analysis.

Between 1992 and 2009 all the photoidentification field-work and analysis has been undertaken by Trish Franklin. The digital photo-id archive now consists of over 70,000 data images. The Hervey Bay Fluke Catalogue numbers almost 3000 humpback individuals and Trish has accumulated longterm life histories on over 600 individual humpback whales.

Trish is studying the social and ecological importance of Hervey Bay for humpback whales. Wally is studying the abundance, site-fidelity, residency and migratory interchange of humpback whales using Hervey Bay

Trish and Wally are PhD Candidates and Members of the Southern Cross University Whale Research Centre Group (SCUWRCG)

An Adventure of a Lifetime The Freedom Whale Watch vessel is a spacious & versatile catamaran used for various activities including whale watching, cruises, private charters and dive trips. Freedom III has a proud history, being previously owned by renowned documentary film producer Ben Cropp. The vessel was then purchased in April 2009 by Keith & Sue Reid, who then embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, sailing Freedom III from its home in Port Douglas to begin another chapter in Freedom III’s life as a whale watch vessel to operate out of Hervey Bay, QLD. After an arduous 3-month renovation, Freedom III was ready to take on its first season as Hervey Bay’s luxury three quarter day whale watching vessel. Some interesting facts about Freedom III include: The vessel is 58ft (17.7m) in length

• Built in 1990 in Innisfail, Queensland, Australia • Powered by 2 x 280hp Fiat Iveco motors (installed 2010) • 3 toilets (2 marine & 1 household) & shower facilities

• Large saloon area with comfortable couches & dining table • Numerous fridges and freezers • Licensed for up to 49 people in the Bay area • Hydraulic lift platform • Cruising speed of 14-18 knots • 3 x 360 degree viewing levels • Sleeping quarters for up to 8 people • Full galley including microwave, gas

cooktop & oven • Flat screen TV with DVD player • Fully licensed bar • Freedom III is perfectly suited to whale watching from Mid July to late October and is Rated No 1 on Tripadvisor for Boat tours in Hervey Bay. Freedom Whale Watch is also Eco Certified and dedicated to protecting the marine environment.

Mention Bowling an Lifestyle Ma d ga and receive zine a 10% discount wh en phoning to book.

Cruise from 9.30am to 3.30pm daily (July to November) Comfortable 58ft Catamaran with 3 viewing levels Delicious morning and afternoon tea Tropical buffet lunch Courtesy Transfers




From the Sizzling Quarter of Havana, Cuba and a Critically-Acclaimed World Tour THE BAR AT BUENA VISTA – THE LEGENDARY GRANDFATHERS OF CUBAN MUSIC RETURN TRIUMPHANTLY IN 2018 THE INTOXICATING TRIBUTE TO OLD HAVANA RETURNS IN JULY 2018 FOR A NIGHT OF PURE PASSION AND UNDENIABLE MAGIC “Rhythmic fluidity and sophistication… undeniable magic” – Sydney Morning Herald “Unforgettable…. Rhythmic vitality…. convivial cocktail of music and dance” – The Melbourne Age

Following a sell-out International smash hit tours, The Bar at Buena Vista - The



Grandfathers of Cuban Music, are set to return to Australian stages in July 2018 and will once again have patrons dancing in the aisle bringing back to life the Golden era of Cuban music in the 40’s and 50’s. The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music is proudly presented by ATA AllStar Artists. Tickets go on-sale on Monday 24th April.

The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music – pays homage to the Buena Vista neighbourhood - the famous quarter of Havana and Cuba’s music legends, such as the late Company Segundo and Ruben Gonzalez. It is a dedication to the original spirit of the music of Cuba, the lifeblood of a people whose heritage is as rich as it is old. A cast of Cuba’s most notable and legendary musical greats drawn from the most rerenowned music quarter in the World, Barrio Buena Vista. The legendary Cuban masters all return


together with Cuba’s original diva Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay. The cast will also include dancing legend Eric Turro, the master of all traditional Cuban dance styles from the 40’s and the 50’s which is a hybrid mixture of Street and Salon styles of dance will also be returning to mesmerise audiences with his moves. Eric will be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.

The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music brings us a cocktail of Cuban music and dance, paying homage to famous Buena Vista quarter in Havana “Intoxicating Tribute to Old Havana….a cultural exchange not to be missed. The Bar At Buena Vista is brimming with passion” – The Australian “Here in this joyous show is the secret to almost eternal life” – Herald Sun, Melbourne

“The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music is a passport to another time and another place to downtown Havana during the 40’s and 50’s – creating a festive cocktail of music, dance,

Rum and Jazz in a show that is as intoxicating as the rum served at the bar on stage.”

FOR THE BAR AT BUENA VISTA – THE LEGENDARY GRANDFATHERS OF CUBAN MUSIC 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES: Bookings: (08) 9844 5005 or 1300 795 012 Media Enquiries: Please contact Lionel Midford Publicity Tel: (02) 9328 6702 Mobile 0414 774 962 Email: Website:




Daytime Music + Theatre’s 2018 Season Frankston Arts Centre offers regular daytime concerts to those who enjoy professional music and quality theatre experiences in one of the best performing arts venues in outer metropolitan Melbourne. These shows are aimed at more mature audiences, delivering quality performances at an affordable $21 a show, great service, and complimentary morning or afternoon tea and an optional lunch for those wanting to make a day of it to catch up with friends. The 2018 Series 2 has been launched and will include a diverse program perfect for enjoying with friends every month. In This is the Moment, musical theatre star Michael


Cormick will perform songs and share stories from some of his favourite shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty & The Beast, The Boy from Oz and Les Misérables. Songs from Cinema will feature songs from Guys and Dolls, Showboat, Midnight Cowboy, High Society and many more and will stir memories, bring laughs and even a few tears. All My Loving is the complete Beatles story that will take you on a journey through the songs that have etched an eternal place in our hearts and the memories of a time when The Beatles were always



2 018 Daytime Music + Theatre is proudly supported by:

at the top of the charts. A Sentimental Journey is a toe-tapping musical spectacular featuring melodies from the 30s and 40s made famous by the likes of Benny Goodman, Peggy lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. In an all too rare appearance on stage, Denis Walter will sing in Christmas 2018 with all the wonderful Christmas classics in World of Christmas. Don’t miss the very popular Christmas lunch with this show! Visit or phone 03 9784 1060 to book tickets to the shows.







FAC Member $19 Individual $21 Groups (10+) $19 4 show series $76 – save $8! 5 show series $95 – save $10! 42






FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER, 10.30AM & 1.30PM

Mornington Peninsula's

Favourite Bowling Club At the gateway to the beautiful Mornington Peninsula - having recently celebrated 90 years - the Frankston Bowling Club (COFBC) prides itself on being a friendly, social community club, and - most importantly - a very active and competitive bowls club. With a social live music calendar second to none on the peninsula, we have achieved a unique blend of an active Social and Pennant Bowls calendar with a broad and vibrant community functions and events program. Come visit to see what everyone is talking about. Deal

You can join our Club for $70 for the first year (over 70% reduction on normal annual fees).

For more on this amazing deal go to and click onto the Membership tab.

Our Pennant teams were represented across 5 Divisions (7 teams) in the 2017/18 Saturday and 4 Divisions in the Mid-week competitions. Frankston Bowling Club also boasts year-round Social Bowls, including day and night competitions. We run several popular tournaments throughout the year. Find out more about our bowls programs via the Bowls page on the website.

Live Music Live music comes to 'the Bowl' on two Sundays of every month! On each of these Sundays we feature Jazz and Folk genres with meals available and drinks at Bar prices. We also host other one-off music events. You can see what gigs are coming up via the Live Music tab on the website.

Claire Kelly wins


pairs title at Australian Open 2018 Winning an Australian title in the sport of lawn bowls has just become a dream come true for Forster resident, Claire Kelly. Claire recently took part in the Lawn Bowls Australian Open, held at Broadbeach, Qld, where she and her bowls partner, Bronwyn McPherson won the event’s senior pairs title. The victory was claimed with a convincing win over the local Queensland finalists.

“This event, run by Bowls Australia, will rate as a highlight in my bowls career,” Claire said of her exciting achievement. Claire’s bowls career is nothing to be sneezed at, she was named district bowler of the year for the Lower North Coast in 2017.

This year, Claire has also helped secure wins for the Forster club in district fours and district senior pairs.

“Forster Bowling Club is a wonderful club with many new members who are supported by an impressive coaching team,” Claire said. Dream team: Bronwyn McPherson with Forster’s Claire Kelly.



Walk your way

around the world

If you’re after a holiday that will let you experience the true sites, natural beauty and cultures of a destination then a walking tour is definitely something you should consider! Before you think ‘I’m not fit enough to do a walking holiday’ – we’re here to tell you there are walking trips to suit all levels of activity and travel styles all over the world! Whether you want to take on the Camino de Santiago at your own leisurely pace, walk the breathtaking French Riviera – or challenge yourself by trekking Kokoda or exploring the Inca Trail there is a walking trip to suit all travellers.

We’ve highlighted some of our favourite walking holidays below, some are iconic walks you may recognise, and others are destinations you may not know you can explore by foot. You can do these walks as part of a small group tour or if you prefer some are available as private or self-guided walks!

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Walking the Amalfi Coast One of the most famed and picture-perfect coastlines in Europe, the Amalfi Coast features gorgeous coast line, picturesque towns and a mountainous backdrop like no other. Picture basing yourself at a family-run hotel for 7 nights and each day embarking on some guided walks to some of the incredible nearby towns whilst exploring this stunning part of the world. You’ll fit in a visit to the historical Pompeii and have the opportunity to walk the ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano. Camino de Santiago The iconic Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage like no other. Travellers have been making this pilgrim route, known as ‘The Way of St James’, across northern Spain for over 1000 years – and for good reason, it is a spectacular experience! There are many routes you can take to complete this journey and along the way you will be treated to unspoiled rural scenery, cathedrals and medieval monasteries. For an extra special

experience, you can add on an extension to the Camino and continue walking to Finisterre – this town on the ‘end of the world’ will take your breath away! Walking the Great Wall One of the seven wonders of the world, walking this iconic site is truly one to tick off the travel bucket list. Taking on this challenge as part of a small group will allow travellers to explore parts of the wall less visited by tourists and gain a greater understanding of life in the rural villages. This majestic and remarkable site in China will take your breath away and you’ll learn about a rich history, culture and traditions that have shaped this fascinating country. Walking on the Greek Islands Explore the history, archaeological treasures, breathtaking landscapes and culture of the beautiful Greek Islands. Over 8 days you can explore the stunning islands of Santorini, Paros and Naxos by foot. Travellers will enjoy gentle walks amongst remote villages and tranquil scenery, as well as stopping along the way for delicious local cuisine! Highlands of Sri Lanka This diverse and beautiful island has it all. Fantastic beaches, incredible wildlife, lush jungles, ancient Buddhist temples and friendly local people – it’s the perfect destination to make for a unique walking/ trekking experience. Being on foot travellers will get the chance to explore parts of Sri Lanka quite often left off other itineraries. Walk through rice paddy fields and tea plantations, search for Leopards in Yala National Park and if your heart desires why not include some extra days in the picturesque Maldives to rest after all your walking!

South Africa: Walking and Wildlife This walking trip is a little more adventurous, and includes a mix of hiking, walking and exploring by boat and 4WD! Explore the famous Drakensburg mountain scene by foot and enjoy a unique walking safari experience in search of some of Africa’s most amazing wildlife (think Lions, Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffe and more). You’ll get to break up the walking with some game drives in Kruger National Park and a highlight of the journey includes a walk through the mountainous terrain of Swaziland.

If you’d like to know more about a walking holiday or a more adventurous and challenging trekking trip contact our friendly team of consultants on 08 8223 5905.

Who are we? Peregrine Travel Centre is a South Australian owned and operated travel agency and we have been in business in Adelaide for over 33 years! We are a full-service travel agency that can help you with all your travel requirements – including tours, independent experiences, airfares, hotels, car hire, travel insurance, cruises and more, from all the travel brands you love. Our consultants have been to every continent so we can offer you rst hand advice and knowledge. We can help you with your travel plans no matter where you are in Australia, by phone, email or in person – our goal is to help you create the perfect itinerary to suit your travel needs!

Call our friendly consultants on 08 8223 5905 or email to have a chat to us about your travel plans. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL BOWLING & LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE


GATEWAY TO THE HERITAGE MUSEUM Bringing history to life! Matta House – Vintage Tractors & Vehicles – Her Side of the Story – Farming – Kadina Story

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Copper Coast

– Lifestyle location of choice

The Copper Coast offers the ultimate for lifestyle choices with its unspoilt coastlines, pristine waters, safe swimming beaches and great fishing. With a population of 15000 people the Copper Coast comprises of the towns of Kadina, Moonta, Moonta Bay, Pt Hughes and Wallaroo just 140kms, less than a 2 hour drive from Adelaide. The area is named Copper Coast in recognition of the copper mining heritage of the region dating back to 1859 when copper was first discovered at Wallaroo Mines (Kadina) and the Cornish and

Welsh made their home in Australia’s Little Cornwall. Moonta Mines is now a National Heritage site and the unique history of the region’s past is celebrated biennially with the Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival. The next Festival will be held 13th to 19th May 2019 and will attract over 40000 visitors. 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 of restaurants. A wide variety of accommodation options makes the Copper Coast an ideal place to visit. Copper Coast Council continues to develop opportunities for a sustainable community including a Hydrotherapy

Pool, Splash Town Water Park, 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, sport and fitness at the re-developed Copper Coast Sport & Leisure Centre Kadina or a game of golf on the Greg Norman designed Copperclub Golf Course situated in 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!




Yorke Peninsula Whether you are into Sun, Surf, Sand or Shipwrecks, there is something for everyone on Yorke Peninsula. Beginning just 90 minutes from Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula is one of Australia’s most relaxed holiday regions.

The sheltered and secluded bays provide pristine, vast sandy beaches as well as calm swimming areas perfect for the family. Water sports include surfing, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling and more. Along the southern coastline the beaches feature ideal surfing conditions with Daly Head being one of Australia’s most prestigious Surf Reserves. If relaxing with a fishing line is your idea of

heaven, most towns throughout the region have jetties and boat ramps well known for great catches. For those wanting to try a spot of beach fishing, try Hillocks Drive and Browns Beach who reputedly provide plenty of success.

History buffs, can learn about the region’s rich mining and farming heritage through its many museums and historic walks. Highlights include: the Harry Butler memorial in Minlaton and fascinating collections at the Bublacowie Military Museum, providing insight into not only our country at war, but many historical treasures and reminders of the past. Yorke Peninsula is a haven for nature lovers and what better way to explore than right amongst it on the Walk the Yorke leisure trail. Encompassing over 500km of cycle and walking trails ‘Walk the Yorke’ offers visitors an opportunity to experience spectacular cliff top and shoreline rambles as well as a wonderful array of birdlife, history and heritage.

Innes National Park is one of the most famous wildlife havens in South Australia, with 9,200 ha of untouched flora and fauna and some spectacular rugged cliffs. Popular all year-round with the ever changing seasons, there is always something different and exciting to see… from wildlife roaming the park to wildflowers bursting with colour. There are several other conservation parks throughout the region, including Leven Beach, Clinton and Troubridge Island Conservation Park where you can even stay in the original lighthouse keepers cottage.

With 5 stunning parks spread across the Peninsula, you're sure to find

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Visit one of the many cafes and antique shops sure to captivate every visitor, from the coffee lover to the wine buff, there is something for everyone. There are a number of markets and fairs regularly held across the region.

So come and take a break from the everyday. Enjoy the hospitality of the Yorke Peninsula’s friendly locals and indulge in food, fishing, history, and the great outdoors. We hope to see you there soon! To learn more about this breathtaking region, visit

Wallaroo Bowling Club UPCOMING EVENTS – COSMO MEDLEYS & SENIORS SUPA SERIES It’s a great place to be social

Cosmo – Sunday 12th August 2018Supa Series – Weds 19th Sept 2018 & Thurs 20th Sept 2018

Our indoor greens are world class Rain, hail or shine, playing on our “greens” in our world class facility is always a great experience. Whatever the weather...we've got you covered!

The Wallaroo Bowling Club offers you the opportunity to play on our world class indoor bowling greens. The club has two, six-rink, synthetic carpeted indoor bowling greens. No outdoor inclement weather conditions to worry about. We have a great range of bowls that you can borrow. So all you need to do is come. We have an active calendar of social bowls, pennants and tournaments that are played on our world class facility.

Social Bowls During the winter months from April to August the club conducts social bowls on a Monday (ie Scroungers Competition) commencing at 1:30pm and on a Friday we provide a three bowl triples competition that commences at 1:00pm. Tournaments We have regular tournaments throughout the year. Pennants We play pennants in the Northern Yorke Peninsula Bowling Association between the months of October to April. The club has five teams in the open competition. Two teams in the midweek mens competition, and three teams in the Thursday ladies competition. National and State Events The Wallaroo Bowling Club holds a number of National and State Events throughout the year. Our excellent facilities don’t stop at the green!

Our club phone numbers are 88 232 665 and 0487 873 899

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Barossa Village Helps to

Create Independence Older people in our community mistakenly believe that asking for help to manage their daily lives means losing their independence. Nothing could be further from the truth. Seeking support when you need it, results in far better outcomes for living a happier and healthier life. At Barossa Village, we call it an “integrated care approach” accessed through our retirement living, home care, supported accommodation and residential care services. This integrated approach is unique to Barossa Village and provides our clients a seamless transition as they age and the support to live a productive and better life.

Our qualified staff are available to help you navigate your way through My Aged Care, tailor a Home Care Package to help you live independently in your own home, explore the options of our independent living units, or discuss supported accommodation and residential care. If you are considering a Barossa Valley vine change, independent Living Units are currently available for Licence to Occupy, with 1.5, two and three bedroom options priced from $165,000 to $350,000. These units are located within small clusters in the characterful neighbourhoods of Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston, close to main street shopping, cafés, wineries and health facilities.

Vine change: architect designed, custom built three bedroom unit available for Licence to Occupy by Barossa Village, within walking distance to main street cafés, shopping and wineries in Tanunda. Be proactive and achieve the goals that you want to live a better, more fulfilling life.

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

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. | (08) 8562 0300 | 50


Rural City of

Murray Bridge Affordable Retirement Starting at $95,000

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The Murray Bridge Lutheran Villages provides the highest in quality retirement living homes servicing Murray Bridge, the Murraylands and surrounding districts.

Both villages have a ‘village centre’ that forms the focus of community activities and events. Each village has its own Residents Association which provides a range of social activities and helps provide feedback to the Board on service delivery.

If you are looking for a new retirement home check out real estate prices in our area. They are really affordable compared with many regions of Australia but watch out that our prices don't catch up in the next few years.

About 45 minutes’ drive from Adelaide in South Australia by the South Eastern freeway, Murray Bridge boasts a Mediterranean type of climate with lower average rain-fall than Adelaide and higher than their average hours of sunshine.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge provides a wide range of amenities and entertainment facilities and can provide the freedom of country living with the convenience of access to a well-developed urban community. Beautiful Murray Bridge's ‘two main bridges

First established in 1982, we provide over 110 retirement living homes at two separate locations, Murray Heights and Owl Drive, Murray Bridge – giving scope for a range of housing options (type and size), plus scope for future growth/redevelopment to meet

Both retirement villages offer a pleasant environment, set within landscaped grounds and gardens – and in close proximity to a significant range of high quality regional shopping, community, health and medical services.

Our strategic priorities remain guided by our Christian and community values – to build a vibrant and sustainable future for the Murray Bridge Lutheran Homes.

Murray Bridge Bowling Club

Murray Bridge Bowling Club is over a hundred years old. It has in excess of 180 members and provides competitive and recreational lawn bowling facilities throughout the year to a wide range of age groups. Coaching is available from qualified coaches.

Unit 12 MH $95,000

2-bedroom cosy unit in a 4 unit complex. Parking available. Large sunroom, reverse cycle air conditioning, brand new kitchen. Affordable living.

The club keenly contests summer pennant competitions against other clubs in the Lower Murray Bowling Association.

Cnr Thomas Street and Adelaide Road Murray Bridge, South Australia. 5253 T: (08) 85321312 Email - Web -



Welcome to Avoca Beach

Bowling Club Come down and enjoy yourself with many things on offer at Avoca Beach Bowling Club

CHIJMES RESTAURANT Enjoy the brilliant Chijmes Restaurant for modern Malaysian/ Australian. With many specials in our restaurant, there is always a great deal to be had. WEEKLY BANDS We have live music every Friday night as well as Cabaret regularly on a Friday morning. See our gig guide, or just turn up for a great night. MEMBER REWARDS As part of the Wyong Leagues Group, members get rewards every time they visit this club. Easy to join, easy to be rewarded.

We have your live entertainment covered each Friday and Saturday night!


6 days/ 5 nights $719 PPTS midweek.

CENTRAL COAST SPRING EXPEDITION 4 days/ 3 nights $469 PPTS midweek.

Tours Include: Twin Share Accommodation All meals including 3 course dinners Nightly entertainment Visiting tourist attractions on the Central Coast For further details contact us or visit our website Single Supplement available

BOOK NOW FOR OUR SPECIAL MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH TOUR 326-360 Avoca Drive Avoca Beach NSW 2251 PO Box 65 Avoca Beach 2251

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Our Cabaret is $20 for a ticket and includes: lunch, a beverage, raffle, bingo, and a lucky door. With MC Lucky Starr and his band, Feelin Alright plus a special guest artist.

Chijmes Singapore Malaysian Restaurant is Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club’s delicious restaurant. Choose from Malaysian favourites to Western meals. Our members can enjoy the benefits of our special members only discounted prices and meal deals. Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week.

To make a booking, please call Reception on: (02) 4382 1342 Avoca Dr & Townsend Ave, Avoca Beach NSW (02) 4382 1342


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Sustainability Program -‘Ignite’ 5th June was the United Nations (UN) World Environment Day and Regis was proud to announce the launch of their Sustainability Program -‘Ignite’. Focusing on integrating environmental sustainability across all operations and corporate activities, Ignite seeks to use natural resources to best effect and strive to be environmentally sound, socially conscious, and economically viable. Since 1974, the UN has grown the awareness day to become a global platform for public outreach to make everyone aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, as it affects the well-being of every living thing on earth as well as economic development throughout the world. Celebrating this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

Regis National Sustainability Manager Kaushik Sridhar is leading Regis’ sustainability efforts and views the Ignite program as a way to make a positive impact on the natural environment and communities around us.“I am extremely proud to be a part of Regis’ sustainability program Ignite. It is important for us to embrace sustainability, because of its benefits to our residents, people, natural environment, and because we believe that it is a driver for economic growth. Through Ignite, we will strive to identify, understand, and address our environmental and social impacts in

order to achieve continual improvement year after year.” Regis believes sustainability is not just about implementing renewable energy or energy-efficient technologies but is the responsibility of every person every day. It is about changing attitudes, responses and ultimately mindsets that reduces consumption of natural resources such as water and electricity, thereby helping to control carbon emissions and pollution levels. The daily message is simple: what is your green good deed today?

Regis planning new community for Blackburn PLANNING is well underway on a new retirement living community in Blackburn. Regis Aged Care is updating its existing Inala Village retirement and aged care facility in Blackburn South. The staged redevelopment will include over 400 retirement living apartments and villas along with new aged care facilities, a day therapy centre and home care service. ‘Block D’ is the first stage in the major works program. Located in the heart of the village, the building will house community facilities, including the community hub and swimming pool, with 60 apartments over five levels above.

The communal facilities will include a lounge, bar, cafe and indoor/outdoor terrace, with a function area available for private entertaining. These open out to the four-lane bowling green. The gym, pool and wellness centre cater for residents’ health and wellbeing needs, along with an arts and crafts room to encourage creative expression. 54

MAKING AN ENTRANCE - How the entrance to the new Regis Inala Village will look when completed. Subsequent planning approved works will include the development of three further apartment buildings over four and five levels fronting onto Middleborough Road.

The remainder of the Regis Inala Retirement Village site is proposed to include a 350 bed aged care facility and a further 350 residences. Options will include a mix of individual and duplex-style villas and two to


four storey apartment buildings, featuring two and three bedroom residences.

As this is a staged development, current services on-site will remain unchanged for some time. Regis Milpara Lodge, Alawarra Lodge, Inala Lodge, Inala Village and Day Therapy Centre are all open for business as usual. 1300 998 100,


WHO CARES? As an organisation that’s built a national reputation for delivering specialised programs that give residents the support and structure they need to live fulfilling, independent lives – we couldn’t care more!

You’re free to choose the services you want, or one of our friendly consultants can work with you to develop a comprehensive care programme that’s built around your needs and lifestyle.

Developed over the last 20 years, our unique brand of personalised services include residential care, home care, retirement living and day respite.

So if you or a loved one are thinking about taking up aged care services or transitioning to residential living, call us today.

Call 1300 998 100 or visit

We promise to make you feel right at home.

Dynamic duo join Tweed Heads Bowls Club Advertising for the position of a “Bowls Manager” at the club it took several months to finally appoint Wayne Turley, who was the “Bowls Manager” at Taren Point Bowling Club in New South Wales, to be approved by the Tweed Heads Bowls Club Board, so he could commence duty in September 2017. Along with his appointment came another Australian representative, his wife, Claire (nee Duke) whom he married on 12 January 2013 and as she said “the 2 best girls in the world” aged 4 ½ and 2 ½. Wayne has had a very successful 12 months what with being awarded the ’Order of Australia Medal’, inducted into the Bowls Australia Bowling Hall of Fame late in 2017 and more recently (early 2018) inducted into the NSW Bowling Hall of Fame.

Wayne was born in Sydney on 2 November 1972 (raised along with sister Nicole) in Perth, New Zealand, Melbourne, Ballina, Brunswick Heads, then back to Sydney during his teenage years. His schooling was also scattered around the country firstly at East Doncaster Primary, then Ballina Primary, Mullumbimby High and the back to Sydney at Blakehurst High shool. 56


Wayne’s C.V. is very impressive having started playing bowls at Kyle Bay in 1987 at the age of 15 after moving to Sydney and was introduced to the game by a school friend who suggested “he give it a go”.


The rest is history. Whilst employed as a greenkeeper, he then worked as a barman and followed this up as a bowls manager at Taren Point. During his early teens he joined Kyle Bay Bowling Club, transferred to Grandviews Bowling Club before finishing up at Taren Point.

Wayne doesn’t like to boast about his achievements in the bowling world but has won many club championships, then Zone championships plus he says, about 6 state titles

In 1999 Wayne was chosen to represent the state of New South Wales, then followed playing for Australia from 2005 until 2011. He continued representing the state until 2017 when he was appointed the Bowls manager at Tweed Heads Bowls Club.

His wife of 5½ years, Claire, has also an impressive C.V. having won several club, district and state titles since she started playing in 1999 firstly for Tewantin Bowling Club, then Moama Bowling Club before moving to St. Johns Park Bowling Club and Cabramatta Bowling Club (Sydney Metropolitan area) before transferring to Tweed Heads.

She has become more family orientated since her move and has played for Tweed Heads and more recently, Queensland although her first taste was not pleasant as NSW was victorious in a recent Test series. Claire was born in Echuca, Victoria on 25 July 1983 and was raised in Tongala, Victoria, with twin brothers (now 36) and schooled at Tongala primary, Echuca Secondary College then Sunshine Beach State High.

Claire was recently selected for Queensland Women’s side in the Australian Sides Championships held in Darwin during May along side 3 other Tweed Heads women in Kristy Thatcher, Jessica Srisamruaybai and Chloe Stewart.

During the period prior to the Commonwealth Games Claire was very busy with her role as an ambassador, alongside Mark Casey, which occupied 7 days a week until the games finished. Claire’s C.V. is just as impressive as her husbands, although one event he has not played in and that is the Tweed Heads Prestige Invitational Golden Nugget Singles where she was runner-up to Maria Rigby in 2005

Claire’s achievements came to notice of the Australian selectors when she won the Australian Indoor Championship in 2004.

In 2005 she was selected to present Australia and continued until 2015 when her eldest daughter was born.


Both Wayne and Claire have made an immediate impact on the members of Tweed Heads and the club has obtained, mostly through Wayne’s influence, several new prominent bowlers since his appointment, mainly in the men’s section. Bernie Fletcher, Publicity Officer THMBC



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Bringing New York to Geelong


Introducing The Devlin, luxury 4.5 star accommodation offering the best of New York style right here in Geelong. The heritage listed Gordon Junior Technical School building in Moorabool Street has re-emerged as an indulgent high-spec accommodation. The development has seen the building converted into 37 key boutique apartments and motel style rooms, encompassing three distinct architectural and designer styles, New York Loft, Contemporary and Industrial Chic.

The Devlin’s New York Loft rooms display an evolution of style and a vision of luxury that is new to Geelong. Imagine; high ceilings, light filled spaces with large arching window openings, lush fabrics and elegant furniture styles. Sheer curtains adorn the windows allowing a beautiful soft dappled light to finish the stunning look. All without the noise and bustle of a busy New York street. The building which was originally constructed in the 1920s has always made a strong architectural statement and its history has been respected and retained. An important aspect of the development has been to enhance key attributes offered by the landmark building whilst transitioning from an education facility to accommodation. The luxury rooms offer a unique holiday/ short-term stay destination to locals, interstate tourists and families as well as travelling corporates. The Devlin is something truly exciting for the Geelong region and is situated at 312 Moorabool St, close to restaurants, Simonds Stadium, transport and Geelong's CBD.


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Geelong & The Surfcoast is a unique and inviting place from Surf to Turf. Just a short drive to Torquay, Bells Beach and the Bell arine Peninsula. Experience local eateries, wineries and more! Originally constructed in 1926, Devlin Apartments is a fine example of the “Georgian Revival” style and was designed by the notable architect E Evan Smith, State Government Architect for Victoria. Housing aspiring Geelong students since the 1920s, the heritage listed Gordon Junior Technical School has had a proud history and will now once again showcase the brilliant architecture with the most elegant of finishes. One could not deny the importance of maintaining the heritage exterior for this truly iconic building. Transforming into 27 fully self-contained luxury apartments and 10 motel style rooms, Devlin Apartments will be individually managed, targeting a niche sector and Geelong’s short term accommodation market.

For the first time in Geelong, Devlin Apartments will offer luxury accommodation at an official 4.5 star rating encompassing three distinct architectural and designer styled apartments. These three unique designs resonate with the historical values, whilst offering style and comfort of the 21st Century. The splendour of the past will be heralded throughout the building by way of superior architecture and interior design features complimented by historical images within the public areas, beautifully transforming the once boisterous school halls into a pictorial testament to its past. Devlin Apartments is certainly a building with soul.

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Therese Hastings

joins Bowls Australia National Selectors Bowls Australia (BA) is delighted to announce recent inductee to the West Australian Bowls Hall of Fame Therese Hastings as a new National Selector. Hastings, a name that needs no introduction in West Australian bowls, replaces the outgoing Beth Quinlan, who stood down from the position after three years and eight months in the role.

A former decorated state and national bowler, Hastings has also been a WA Coach and Board Member, National Training Centre (NTC) coach and Perth Suns mentor, having extensive experience in coaching and nurturing young talent. With 187 appearances for West Australia, multiple state, and national titles to her name including three Australian Opens, Hastings enjoyed a remarkable playing career.

In further news, Kelvin Kerkow OAM and Dave Stockham have also been reappointed in their National Selector roles.

The term of the trio's appointments will begin from Friday, June 8, 2018, and will run through until Friday, June 12, 2020, during which time they will oversee squads for events like the 2020 World Bowls Championships, as well as other touring events.

Bowls Australia would like to congratulate Kelvin and David on their re-appointments, welcome Therese to her new role, and thank Beth for her tireless service over the past four years.




Dear Ian & Lucinda, We cant thank you enough for our time with you,. We sent you this note hoping you could use this ion you advertising .. Has your holidays been a bit of a puzzle ?? I have the perfect puzzle solver for you .. My wife and I spent 4 fabulous days with King Island Holiday Village & Tours . It all started with a special airfare of $199.00 return from Melbourne to King Island . Upon arrival at King Island Airport we were meet by our hosts Ian & Lucinda and their all terrain 4WD coaches, air conditioned, comfortable, for the terrain we covered . 12 of us in each coach . We never realized that King Island was so diverse. 196 kilometers of coastline unfolded, pristine sweeping beaches, rocky outcrops and pinnacles . The all terrain 4 wd climbed the ancient dunes that gave us access onto some of the beaches where Ian named all the shore birds , in fact he is a walking encyclopedia when it comes to King Island . I wont go into all the detail except to say If you are into great scenery , history, fauna, flora it’s a destination for you . We saw the tallest lighthouse in the Southern hemisphere; we now know why there are so many lighthouses and beacons around the coastline. We saw the smallest suspended lake in the world and now know the mechanics of it . We walked into a 7000 year old Calcified forest, the only one in the world . We never realized that King Island exports as far as Norway with its bull kelp industry and to learn all the things that come from seaweed . It is one of the fastest plant that grow in the world . A meter every 3 days . king Islands coastline is a grave yard of ship wrecks. Ian will explain to you about Australia’s worse peacetime maritime disaster the wreck of cataraqui. He will leave no stone unturned and nor should I, must tell you readers about the food trail that will also unfold and feature throughout each day . We dined at night at the best restaurant according to tripadvisor, Voted no 1 on King Island. We gathered at breakfast in the morning room, great views of Bass Strait. Morning teas will amaze you especially where they take you …. And lunch well it is like being in an outdoor first class restaurant . I have included some pictures to motivate you to put this tour on your bucket list . I wondered at the time if this was a bit expensive $1794.00 but let me tell you it’s a once in a lifetime gold plated experience and great value for money !! Signed

Brian & Sally Green Gold Coast Queensland





Experience four magnificent days of King Island’s fauna, flora, history and the finest fresh produce on the Island with your own local guide and hostess on board. Our 4WD coach will take you in air-conditioned comfort with great viewing windows to explore the 196 kilometres of coastline and everything in between. With 25 years of experience and 17 tourist awards for our service, we look forward to welcoming you on board.

PACKAGE INCLUDES: Three nights accommodation in Queen ensuite rooms | Four days touring including transfers

3 x continental breakfasts 3 x hot lunches 3 x two-course dinners including one crayfish dinner 3 x morning teas Plus, entry to museum, all parks and reserves, and exclusive rights to travel over historical properties. Cost per person $1595 . Single Supplement $210 . Book & Deposit Before 30 November 2018 to receive your $50 King Island Dairy Cheese Voucher Return airfare from Melbourne to King Island $199 in conjunction with this package for Bowling & Lifestyle Readers ONLY. To book a tour for yourself or your club, please call Ian or Lucinda on 0408 546 469 or (03) 6461 1177 or email

King Island Holiday Village & Tours 1 Bluegum Drive, Grassy, King Island, TAS 7256


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Eden Country Club With plenty of space, fresh air and freedom, Eden Gardens Country Club is one of the best locations for playing an end or two of Bowls. Two Bowling Greens • Social Bowls

• Business House Bowls

• Twilight Bowls – Summer months • Well stocked Club house bar • Club Keno

• Conference/function rooms

• Delicious Chinese-Australian Bistro • Relaxing beer garden

For further times, please contact the Club on 02 6496 1126.

Welcome to Eden Killer Whale Museum The Eden Killer Whale Museum has been telling Eden’s stories for over 80 years and is home to one of the only orca skeletons in the world, that of Old Tom, Eden’s famous killer whale.

Old Tom was the most boisterous of the killer whales who hunted baleen whales with the Davidson family up to the 1930s. At times Old Tom and the pod numbered up to 36, many of which were known by name to the whalers. The museum has commanding views over the bay, a whale watching platform and bookshop. It also showcases maritime and timber history along with regular travelling exhibitions. A visit here is not complete with some time spent on the vast sun-drenched deck which overlooks Twofold Bay. It’s a great place to watch whales from and if you spot one the staff will sound a loud siren that lets the whole town know there is a whale to be seen from shore.

Eden Killer Whale Museum 184 Imlay St Eden NSW 2551

T: 02 6496 2094



Come and explore the most incredible human and killer whale partnership ever witnessed on the planet…

Meet the Killers At times the pod numbered up to 36. However with few records available we only have names for 21 of the killer whales that were recognisable and known by name.

Hooky’s sub-pod is the only one where the members are known for certain. The other pods are probabilities based on research. It is unknown why Cooper’s sub-pod had all left by 1912. However it is assumed that the decline in number of their main source of food (migrating baleen whales) led to their departure from the area. In the early years of Eden whaling in the 1840s there were reportedly around 50 killers spread through 3 main pods. All three pods cooperated together. One pod stationed far out to sea would drive whales in towards the coast, another pod would attack the whale and another pod would be stationed ahead of the whale in case it broke loose. Guided Tours If you want to make the most of your visit to the Eden Killer Whale Museum or you have limited time, guided tours are ideal. Each tour is personalised and run by a member of the ‘Friends of the Museum’ group or one of our Committee members. Your host knows all about the Museum’s exhibitions and can add really interesting background information to your tour.

Tours operate regularly during the holiday periods but tours for groups of 10 or more can be arranged upon request. A discount is allowed for group tours of 10 people or more which have been pre-booked by 7 days and which are paid for at the time of the visit. To arrange a Group Booking call Eden Killer Whale Museum 184 Imlay St

EDEN NSW 2551 (02) 6496 2094


Bowls by the sea

IN BEAUTIFUL ROBE SOUTH AUSTRALIA Welcome to the Robe Bowling Club, Robe Bowling Club welcomes new members and visitors to our club. Our mixed social day is Thursday afternoons and all bowlers are most welcome. There is a sheet in the club porch to put your name on to register to play. October-March names in by 1pm for 1.30 start and April-September names in by 12.30pm for 1pm start, weather and enough players permitting. Twilight bowls start in December of a Wednesday night, names in by 5pm for 6pm start. From Christmas to the end of January we have twilight bowls two nights a week, usually Wednesday and Thursday nights, a sheet and receipt book will be in the porch to register and pay fees.

BEACH, BEACH, BEACH There are several stunning beaches in Robe if you intend to stay more than a few days;

TWILIGHT BOWLS Robe Bowling Club runs barefoot bowling for all ages and skill levels every Wednesday and Thursday night during the Summer holidays. Think ocean views, magical sunsets, happy kids, BBQ dinner, drinks, tunes, dancing after the sun goes down and lots of laughs! A perfect holiday activity for the whole family to enjoy!

• Visit the Robe Ice Cream & Lolly Shop on the main street – your kids will thank you for years to come!

1 Victoria St, Robe. SA

ROBE SOUTH AUSTRALIA Robe is an absolute seaside gem located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia. One of the oldest towns in South Australia, Robe has a distinctive “relaxed country” feel, but with all the amenities and comforts of a busy town.

Town Beach – super convenient to the shops and has a swim-out pontoon for jumping off and/or sunbathing.

West Beach – a little trickier to get to with children, but great for a soft sand ‘workout’ (your legs will thank you for days afterwards!) Long Beach – as per above, aptly named and so convenient with vehicle access!

Glass Beach – the kids will enjoy finding the naturally produced ‘sea glass’ from broken bottles and shipwrecks which have been rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of the edges are smoothed off into rounded pebbles.

• On the ‘average’ weather days catch a movie at the South Coast Cinema – you’ll love the old school, country charm.

• Order your ‘real coffee’ only at Mahalia Coffee HQ – a little out of the way but it’s an institution! • Dine out at the Caledonian Inn – great for kids, especially if you can get a booking in the courtyard to enjoy the live music! • Visit the Cape Dombey Obelisk, need I say more?

• Go 4-wheel driving to Little Dip Conservation Park – however a 4WD is a must! We hope you enjoy your stay in Robe and a great game of Bowls




Prosperous Kapunda ‘Boom Town’ Located just outside the Barossa's wine region, Kapunda has a rich history in mining and agriculture. Kapunda’s prosperous past as a mining boom town is apparent across the settlement with grand public buildings, a sweeping main street adorned with numerous 19th century pubs, and an engaging Heritage Trail that takes in the architectural and cultural highlights of this multi-faceted town.

To gain a true perspective, a visit to the Kapunda Mine Site is essential. The site is well signposted with a self-guided walking trail which also links into the Heritage Trail Drive. The towering bronze statue known as Map the Miner or Map Kernow ("Son of Cornwall") at the southern entrance of Kapunda also pays tribute to the Cornish miners who made their living here in the past.

Following the decline of the copper industry and the closure of the mine in 1877 Kapunda became the centre of a thriving pastoral industry and later the home of the world's largest private landowner, Sir Sidney Kidman, the Cattle King. A great way to learn more about the town is a visit to the museum, in the Baptist Church on Hill Street... it is one of Australia’s finest folk museums. A short, scenic drive from the town centre is Anlaby Station, home of the oldest merino stud in Australia and a glorious monument to the grandeur of life as a wealthy landowner in the late 18th century. The historic gardens are open to the public and guided tours of the homestead and garden are by appointment only. Whilst visiting Kapunda be sure to check in to the Kapunda Bowling Club with their new undercover woven carpet green.

Kapunda Visitor Information Centre Our friendly staff will inspire you to discover the secrets of Kapunda Australia’s first copper mining town & home of Sir Sidney Kidman (The Cattle King). Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

South Australia's First Legally Protected Wilderness Sanctuary Located 600km north of Adelaide and 130km east of Leigh Creek, and in the ruggedly spectacular northern Flinders Ranges, this 610sq km multi award-winning Wilderness Sanctuary, operated by the Sprigg family, contains some of Australia's most spectacular mountain views and offers numerous Advanced Ecotourism accredited guided tours. Arkaroola features rugged mountains, towering granite peaks, magnificent gorges and mysterious waterholes, the home to over 160 species of birds and the shy and endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby.

• A Taste of the Region Interpretive Display • Local and Regional Attractions • Heritage Trail Map • Extensive range of brochures & maps • Accommodation, Souvenirs & Australiana Books • FREE Internet Access & WIFI • Craft Shop • Family History Research • Library • RV Friendly Town & Dump 64

51-53 Main Street Ph: 1300 770 301

Open 7 days Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

Arkaroola is a mecca for bushwalkers and four wheel drivers. The spectacular Advanced Ecotourism accredited rugged 4WD Ridgetop Tour is world famous; journey to the depths of ancient seabeds and across razor-back ridges and peaks of the Flinders Ranges most rugged mountains to the magnificent climax at Sillers Lookout.

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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. 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 of $10 per passenger. 17,000 Chinese came through Robe on the lure of gold and none of them made Robe their home. Robe has retained its historic ambience and today locals and visitors alike also enjoy the distinctive local wines, locally produced coffee, fresh seafood and regional produce, as reflected in the charismatic restaurants, friendly pubs, and groovy cafes of the Robe township. The town is open 7 days a year all year round, so there is ample opportunity to peruse the quality clothing boutiques, art galleries, trendy homewares and coastal chic stores or just relax, absorb and enjoy… Everyone just loves our famous 17km Long Beach – our 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. 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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HOW LIZ RECEIVED INJURY COMPENSATION OF $200,000 Liz’s Story In Detail Liz was walking to a corner of a street to wait for her husband to pick her up to go home. The area she was in was a commercial area with no clearly defined footpaths. So, Liz walked on a grassed area alongside the roadway in her effort to get to the corner. Along the way, Liz came across a driveway for a take away food business, and as she walked over a solid plastic cover situated above a water drain next to the driveway, the cover gave way and Liz fell into the drain area. Liz suffered a massive injury to her right ankle, and fortunately for her others realized her situation was likely to be one leading to a compensation claim right away. Her husband took photos of her while still at the accident scene, and also on the following day. Liz’s boss came by the next day and took a video of the area, including what happens when you step on the edge of the plastic cover- it simply falls away at one end by flipping and that there was no way one could perceive this danger before one steps on the cover. With all this evidence, Liz went off to one of those large well known law firms and they sort to assist her by commencing legal proceedings. Liz soon became concerned with how

the matter was going, as no one from that firm had asked to go and see the accident site, and in fact, there was very little communication from the firm at all. Liz became concerned whether this firm could really win for her, and in a win she had been told she could receive between $70,000 and $80,000. Liz’s matter was issued against those responsible for the water drain and its cover. The defendant took a very hostile attitude to the claim, saying through their lawyer that the claim had absolutely no basis whatsoever. Liz eventually came to Henry Carus + Associates, and spoke with Henry Carus. Henry immediately visited the site of the accident. The visit was so helpful, and afterwards, Henry was able to explain in detail to the Defendant’s lawyer the significant merit to Liz’s claim. Henry and his principal lawyer on this matter Eliza, were then invited by the Defendant’s lawyer for a site visit at the accident site and to inspect other nearby drains and their covers. All in attendance could easily see how the claim would succeed on the basis that: 1. The drain and the cover itself had been inappropriately designed from the outset for an area alongside a road where cars can park from time to time;

2. The use of such a drain cover design at a location next to a driveway was a total error in planning as a high level of cars could be expected to run over the drain cover; and 3. The Defendant should have inspected the drain cover from time to time, and if this had been done, they would have easily seen how dangerous it was to any pedestrian.

These points all lead to one conclusion - Liz’s accident should never have happened. Henry raised all these points, and the next thing we knew we were being invited to an early conference to discuss Liz’s claim. Liz was ecstatic and the outcome was more than she ever expected. Liz accepted the Defendant’s offer of $200,000. You are always free to consult Henry Carus + Associates when your accident happens, or even if you are with another firm, to achieve a second opinion. Your first consultation is absolutely free of charge. You have nothing to lose. You may also come to the same conclusion as Liz did - Henry Carus + Associates is the best firm for you.

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So, next time you think an accident was caused in circumstances that you believe could have been safer, let us know. We would love to be a part of the change that is needed. First to get you compensation, and second to see the world we live in is a little safer for all of us.

Adjusting to


This real people story from Sarah shows us that adjusting to retirement can take some time, especially for people who don’t yet have interesting hobbies. Last year, a man by the name of Paul retired from my current employer. Paul talked for a full year in advance about the day he was retiring. When the day finally came, he cried. He was not sad that he would never have to work again but he was going to miss his daily routines. Paul had a set schedule.

He would come in at 7 in the morning and have a cup of coffee with two co-workers and gossip about the workplace. When the work day started he would do his daily reports and get everything done before lunch.

When it was lunch time he always called his wife before eating with others in our office. When you spend years at a job, you don’t just “go to work”, you have made friends that you enjoy to see and consider family. You get into habits that you miss when they come to an end. The first few weeks in the retired world were rough for Paul. He called and stopped in a few times a week. As time went on, he found hobbies that he enjoyed and kept him busy. He now goes fishing, spending quality time with his grandchildren and travels with his wife. He will be able to completely enjoy the last years of his life without being burdened down with work. Paul still e-mails and stops in occasionally but he has adjusted to the new lifestyle.

Working for Fun Some people just love to work. My grandmother had been retired for twelve years but still holds a steady job. Financially she is well off and does not need any extra income, but she enjoys working and being social with others. Having a job keeps her spirits up and makes her feel young. For her, retirement is not about relaxing and not working anymore, retirement is about finding a simple job she enjoys to go to every morning. Some consider her a workaholic, she calls herself energetic. Everyone is different but if you plan ahead retirement will come and leave you with choices. You can take all the time to yourself or you can work a simple job like my grandmother. Retirement is like a mountain and it’s a great success once you reach the top. No matter how you choose to spend the time it’s something to be proud of. Many people spend their whole life planning for retirement.

Depending on the financial situation of a person, some contribute to a 401k which will be paid out once the magnificent day arrives. Others depend on social security benefits. Some people have special bank accounts with money they have been saving over time for the big day.

Retirement is something that needs to be planned in advance to be able to be successful when the time comes, and to make adjusting to retirement easier. Every working person looks forward to retirement especially if they have special hobbies they find delight in. It gives a person time to settle down and truly embrace life before their life on earth is over. Source: Internet



Ferguson and Scott

named nation's number one bowlers for 2017/18 NSW duo David Ferguson (Engadine) and Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace) have secured Australia's number one male and female bowler titles respectively at the conclusion of the 2017/18 rankings period. For their exceptional success and consistency over the course of the past year, the pair will be named the Male and Female Bowlers of the Year at Bowls Australia’s next Awards Night in October and will each be awarded a $3,000 prize-purse. Both players enjoyed success across all levels of the sport during the 2017/18 rankings period, with Ferguson finishing 36 points clear of Tasmania's Lee Schraner to earn his first Number One Male Bowler title, while Scott obtained her fourth Number One Female Bowler accolade - and third since the Player Rankings System came into effect in 2014 - ahead of the Apple Isle's Rebecca Van Asch by 73 points.

FERGUSON AMASSED 543 POINTS DURING THE PERIOD, 39 POINTS MORE THAN ANY PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL PLAYER RANKING SYSTEM AND 135 POINTS MORE THAN ANY PREVIOUS MALE WINNER. He's biggest achievements during the timeframe include victories at the Australian Indoor Championships men's event, NSW State Champion of Champion Singles, the Ballina Summerland Singles and Pairs, The Hills Twilight Pairs and the Engadine Broughton Triples.

Further recognition came as a runner-up int he NSW State Singles, semi-finalist of the Australian Open pairs, runner-up at the Weston Creek Summer Fours and as a semifinalist at the Park Beach Singles.



Top ranked players by state (men): ACT: Mac Mclean (overall ranking – 23rd)

NSW: David Ferguson (overall ranking – 1st)

NT: Trystan Smallacombe (overall ranking – 19th)


QLD: Aron Sherriff (overall ranking – 4th)

Additional points were awarded courtesy of success at the Australian Championships, with victory in the women's triples and runner-up placings in the other three disciplines, semi-finalist placing at the State Champion of Champions singles and quarterfinal finishes in the Australian Open's singles and pairs.

SA: Lisa Featherby (overall ranking – 12th)

While the NSW pair covered themselves in glory, praise must also heaped on Tasmania's Schraner and Van Asch, who finished the rankings period in second place. Ferguson and Schraner's efforts were recognised earlier this week with inclusion in the Australian Emerging Jackaroos squad.

Ryan Bester's results illustrate the growth of the Player Rankings System and increase in ranked events since it came into effect in 2014, with the 366 points than he earned this year, to finish fifth, greater than the number that won him the title in 2015/16 and only marginally less, by 2.5 points, than his first victory in 2014/15. The player rankings system is a 12 month rolling system, with all accrued points being valid for 12 months or until the equivalent event is held again the following year. Bowls Australia would like to thank Honorary Rankings Administrator Sam Clough OAM and acknowledge the considerable amount of time and work he invests in maintaining the Player Rankings System.

SA: Nathan Pedersen (overall ranking – 25th) TAS: Lee Schraner (overall ranking – 2nd)

VIC: Dylan Fisher (overall ranking – 10th) WA: Shane Knott (overall ranking – 28th)

Overseas: Ryan Bester (overall ranking – 5th)

Top ranked players by state (women): ACT: Margaret Bacchetto (overall ranking – 35th) NSW: Natasha Scott (overall ranking – 1st) NT: Colleen Orr (overall ranking – 13th)

QLD: Ester Regan (overall ranking –6th)

TAS: Rebecca Van Asch (overall ranking – 2nd) VIC: Carla Krizanic (overall ranking – 5th) WA: Kristina Krstic (overall ranking – 4th)

Overseas: Kelly McKerihen (overall ranking – 19th)

Overall Player Rankings (Men) 1st: David Ferguson (NSW - 533 points) 2nd: Lee Schraner (TAS - 497 points) 3rd: Ben Twist (NSW - 470 points)

4th: Aron Sherriff (QLD - 397 points) 5th: Ryan Bester (QLD 366 points)

Overall Player Rankings (Women) 1st: Natasha Scott (NSW - 343 points)

2nd: Rebecca Van Asch (TAS - 270 points) 3rd: Gayle Edwards (VIC - 253 points) 4th: Kristina Krstic (WA - 247 points)

5th: Carla Krizanic (VIC - 245 points)











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Congratulations to Lawn Bowls superstar Andrew Bowls Jamaica Newell, who has singlehandedly catapulted the game of Lawn Bowls into the ritzy phenomenon and global sensation it is today. Trailblazer and all around good guy Andrew has revolutionised the sport which has now captivated today’s youth. Gone are the days when lawn bowls was represented only by the older generation. Superstar and Super Human, Andrew Newell was born in London in 1973 to loving Jamaican parents. His extraordinary imagination and entrepreneurial skills were evident from the start according to his adoring parents. Andrew recalls vivid memories of watching English bowlers such as David Bryant on TV as early as 1980 which obviously had an everlasting impact on young Andrew. These memories spurred an overwhelming interest in bowls, which led him to initially join Club Battersea Park as a youngster and later transfer to Warlington Park Bowls Club. However, his unrelenting ambition was to become a Lawn Bowls champion and ultimately introduce Jamaicans to his beloved sport of lawn bowls, and hopefully inspire them to play the game competitively. Jamaica however was better known for producing the fastest men and women on the planet. This of course did not deter Andrew’s desire of changing Jamaica’s iconic sporting history and create new challengers for the country and global recognition.

He quickly spearheaded the passion in persuading a Caribbean country ( Jamaica) to play the sport for the first time in history. This mammoth achievement resulted in Andrew officially opening the first bowls green in the Caribbean in 2015. Andrew is considered the world’s best Jamaican Lawn Bowls player and is currently the Caribbean lawn bowls champion. He is also the founding member of Jamaican Lawn Bowls team Reggae Rollers, and has taken the team to celebrity status in his plight in establishing the sport within the Jamaican community. This has turned him into a multi-talented majestic superstar and super human. He has since created his own tournaments known as the KNCC (Caribbean Championships), and taken home two championships thus far. These events have attracted a huge global following, that have seen countries like Sweden, Macau, Belgium, UAE and Holland participate. These tournaments have been enormously successful and a great inspiration for the sport and its members. Andrew’s passion and multi-talents have inspired a huge following throughout the world and turned him into a global sensation and a living legend. Andrew along with team mate Meryvn Edwards captured the heart of a nation when they were selected to represent Jamaica at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast (Australia) Newell’s next project will be, his soon to be released children’s books. These greatly anticipated works of art will be based on Jamaica and bowls, and will be an inspiration for young bowlers from all walks of life who dream of following in his very successful footsteps. Story courtesy of Catherine Colusso



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The “Bad Angel” WWII Story We were in Hanger #4 of the Pima Air and Space Museum to view the beautifully restored B-29, when I happened to take notice of a P-51 Mustang near the big bomber. Its name? "Bad Angel”

I was admiring its aerodynamic lines and recalled enough history to know that until the Mustangs came into service, the skies over the Pacific Ocean were dominated by Japanese Zeros. Then something very strange caught my eye. Proudly displayed on the fuselage of “Bad Angel” were the markings of the pilot's kills: seven Nazis; one Italian; one Japanese AND ONE AMERICAN. Huh? "Bad Angel" shot down an American airplane? Was it a terrible mistake? Couldn’t be. If it had been an unfortunate misjudgment, certainly the pilot would not have displayed the American flag. I knew there had to be a good story here. Fortunately for us, one of the Museum's many fine docents was on hand to tell it. In 1942, the United States needed pilots for its war planes lots of war planes; lots of pilots. Lt. Louis Curdes was one. When he was 22 years old, he graduated flight training school and was shipped off to the Mediterranean to fight Nazis in the air over Southern Europe. 76

Kill marks on "Bad Angel”



Lt. Louis Curdes

During the next three months, Louis shot down an Italian Mc.202 fighter and two more Messerschmitt's before his luck ran out. A German fighter shot down his plane on August 27, 1943 over Salerno, Italy. Captured by the Italians, he was sent to a POW camp near Rome. No doubt this is where he thought he would spend the remaining years of the war. It wasn't to be. A few days later, the Italians surrendered. Louis and a few other pilots escaped before the Nazis could take control of the camp. One might think that such harrowing experiences would have taken the fight out of Louis, yet he volunteered for another combat tour. This time, Uncle Sam sent him to the Philippines where he flew P-51 Mustangs. Pilot Lt. Louis Curdes in his P-51 Mustang "Bad Angel�

Soon after arriving in the Pacific Theater, Louis downed a Mitsubishi reconnaissance plane near Formosa. Now he was one of only three Americans to have kills against all three Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, and Japan.




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One of "Bad Angel's" .50 caliber machine guns built into it wings.


down, preparing to land at the Japanese-held airfield on Bataan. He

moved in to investigate. Much to his surprise the approaching plane was a Douglas C-47 transport with American markings.

He tried to make radio contact, but without success. He maneuvered

his Mustang in front of the big transport several times trying to wave it off. The C-47 kept ahead to its landing target. Apparently the

C-47 crew didn't realize they were about to land on a Japanese held island, and soon would be captives.



Lt. Curdes read the daily newspaper accounts of the war, including the viciousness of the Japanese soldiers toward their captives. He knew that whoever was in that American C-47 would be, upon landing, either dead or wish they were. But what could he do?

Audaciously, he lined up his P-51 directly behind the transport, carefully sighted one of his 50 caliber machine guns and knocked out one of its two engines. Still the C-47 continued on toward the Bataan airfield. Curdes shifted his aim slightly and knocked out the remaining engine, leaving the baffled pilot no choice but to ditch in the ocean. The big plane came down in one piece about 50 yards from his bobbing wingman. At this point, nightfall and low fuel forced Louis to return to base. The next morning, Louis flew cover for a rescuing PBY that picked up the downed Mustang pilot and 12 passengers and crew, including two female nurses, from the C-47. All survived. Later, Lt. Curdes would end up marrying one of these nurses! For shooting down an unarmed American transport plane, Lt. Louis Curdes was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Thereafter, on the fuselage of his P-51 "Bad Angel", he proudly displayed the symbols of his kills: seven German, one Italian, one Japanese and one American flag. Source: Les Taylor

Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowling First lady Melania Trump reacted as she tried her hand at lawn bowling while meeting British Army veterans on Friday in London. LONDON — Her game face on, Melania Trump dutifully tried her hand at lawn bowling during a solo outing Friday to a historic London veterans’ retirement home on her first visit to Britain as America’s first lady.

As President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May met just outside London for talks, Melania Trump visited Royal Hospital Chelsea, an imposing building founded over 300 years ago by King Charles II that currently houses hundreds of British veterans. She was hosted by May’s husband, Philip.

The pair toured the hospital grounds before joining a small group of elementary schoolchildren and veterans in making red paper poppies, a national symbol for remembering and honouring those fallen in war. Source: Internet

Local bowling talents are preparing for the first round of Bowls SA’s Super League in less than a month. Fast Paced. Action Packed. The best playing the best.

All games will be played Salisbury Bowling Club during a five-week period and top sides will compete for finals.

Just 3 short weeks away from the launch of the SA Super League. The SA Super League has already been ground-breaking for the sport of bowls in SA and it’s only going to get bigger once the games begin.

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The league comprises eight teams — Central Chargers, Eastern Raiders, Southern Blazers, South Eastern Spartans, Mallee Pirates, Western Rogues, Heysen Comets, Northern Knights — with affiliated teams across the state then aligned as feeder clubs. Games will begin 27th of July at the incredible Salisbury Bowling Club for the first round beginning at 6pm as we witness the eight teams get into their competitive spirit and kick off the start of the SA Super League! Round 1 games: 6pm:

Central Chargers vs Eastern Raiders

Southern Blazers vs South Eastern Spartans 8pm:

Mallee Pirates vs Western Rogues

Heysen Comets vs Northern Knights



National Breast Cancer Foundation announces 2018 research funding to stop

breast cancer deaths

58 of Australia’s best researchers funded to improve the prevention, early detection, treatment and quality of life of breast cancer This year, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) awarded a total of $11 million in funding across 20 breast cancer research projects in the continuous battle against the disease. This funding will support 73 Australian researchers - from established leaders in breast cancer research to some of our brightest up-and-coming stars from all over the country. Professor Sarah Hosking, CEO of NBCF stated, “This is the most exciting year yet. We are delighted that we can award $11 million to such diverse research studies and support outstanding Australian research talent. This is a solid step towards our future ambitions.”

As a completely community funded organisation, NBCF’s dedication to breast cancer research relies purely on Australian donations. This year, those donations will assist research projects extending across prevention and early detection right through to targeted treatments for metastatic breast cancer. On average, eight people die from breast cancer every day1, and it is the profound impact of this disease which inspires and drives the following researchers who will be funded this year:

• Professor Riccardo Dolcetti from the University of Queensland: $1 million funding towards developing new strategies to improve personalised immunotherapy of breast cancer. • Dr Philip Gregory from the University of South Australia: $656 700 funding toward identifying new pathways to optimise treatments for triple negative breast cancer.

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• Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson from the University of Melbourne: $1.5m funding in developing a new blood test to improve detection and detect cancer relapse.

• Dr Andrew Burgess from the ANZAC Research Institute at the University of Sydney: $398,000 funding toward blocking the MASTL gene driving triple negative breast cancer

• Dr Clare Stirzaker from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research: $602,000 funding toward developing an epigenetic blood biomarker to enhance the clinical management of triple negative breast cancer. NBCF Research Director Dr Chris Pettigrew commented that, “This is an incredibly inspirational group of researchers. They have demonstrated a combination of passion and diligence to their research projects. We’re really excited to see what the 2018 grants deliver.” NBCF is a pioneer in raising money exclusively for Australian breast cancer research, making great strides since being founded in 1994. The cause has highlighted procedures that save women from invasive surgery, and advances in treatments and therapies such as tamoxifen and Herceptin to reduce the risk of recurrence. At their heart is an ambition to stop deaths from breast cancer and make it a better tomorrow for those affected. To meet this end, NBCF is working towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

References: Cancer Australia. Breast cancer statistics. Available at: (last accessed February 2018)

How can Homesafe Wealth Release® help you stay in your home longer? Have you entered retirement or are you making plans to stop working but still have mortgage debt or other loans you still need to pay? Or maybe you have dreamt about doing renovations to your home, or find you just don’t have the savings to spend on home repairs and maintenance around the house?

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Homesafe Wealth Release® is not a loan or a reverse mortgage, but a way to sell a share of the future value of your home. You receive the cash you need today, you can pay off your debts, complete those small renovations and continue to live in your home for the remainder of your life with the peace of mind that there is still a share of your home that you, or your family, will always keep. Robert and Wendy, did just that. They have lived in their home for over 35 years and have recently become ‘empty nesters’. Their sons live close by and bring the grandchildren for Sunday lunch once a month. Wendy still works part-time as a florist and Robert runs his own landscaping business. They still have mortgage repayments on their home of $1200 per month and keep working, just to pay this off. They would love to renovate their kitchen and bathroom and perhaps organise brand new carpets, so they can stay as long as possible in their home and continue to enjoy Sunday lunches.

With Homesafe Wealth Release® Robert & Wendy sold Homesafe a share of the future sale proceeds of their home and in return received a lump sum amount of $130,000 today for that future share.

Robert & Wendy paid out their home loan and organised quotes for their renovations to enable them to have a brand new kitchen by the end of the year. They are happy with their decision as they know they will always retain the share of the proceeds they did not sell to Homesafe, either for aged care needs, or to leave to their family. You can join thousands of over 60s who have turned to Homesafe to access cash in their retirement. Whether you want to pay off your mortgage, pay off some debts, provide some cash to live on or perhaps even take that holiday you have always dreamed about, talk to Homesafe today to see if we can help you. Homesafe Wealth Release® is the debt free way for over 60s to access the cash they need. For more information please call Homesafe on 1300 307 059 or visit our website *Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Homesafe Wealth Release is available in 90% of eligibility postcodes in Melbourne.

Lemon Tree Passage Women’s Bowling Club trio win Newcastle District Women’s Bowling Association 2018 Triples Championships HISTORICAL WIN: Sharon Williams, Pam McIntosh and Delma Price from Lemon Tree Passage Women’s Bowling Club have won a Newcastle district triples championship. History was made when a team from Lemon Tree Passage Women’s Bowling Club won the Newcastle District Women’s Bowling Association 2018 Triples Championships. Sharon Williams, Pam McIntosh and Delma Price were the first Lemon Tree team to win a district championship event since the club began in 1964. The final was played at Raymond Terrace against Tea Gardens Country Club on May 30. Lemon Tree won 24-17.

Previous district successes have been in the pennant competition with the latest in 2017 with a win the grade three side.

The players will now contest the regional playoffs to be held in July at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club.

The club’s Vicki Parkinson had success in the 2018 Multi-Disability Lawn Bowls National Championships in May. She reached the final four in the singles and pairs with partner Cheryl Benbow from Raymond Terrace. Source: Internet



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