9 April 2019

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

Police name and ID their ‘top 10’ POLICE have issued a top 10 list their “most wanted”. The three women and seven men are all wanted on outstanding warrants and police believe they may be living on the Mornington Peninsula. Police have issued photographs, names and last known addresses of the 10 in the hope that members of the public will be able to shed some light on their whereabouts. However, the issuing of the top 10 also comes with a warning for members of the public not to approach those on the list. Instead, they are asked to call police with information or make a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said anyone with any information on their whereabouts should call either Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Mornington Peninsula CIU 5978 1400.

Rebecca Dale, Seaford

Scott Stewart, Botanic Ridge

Michael Coleman, Mornington

Man arrested after blow out A MOTORCYCLIST was allegedly doing 225kph on Peninsula Link before his rear tyre blew out and he was arrested, 4.30pm, Sunday 31 March. Police said the 30-year-old Cranbourne man was lucky to escape death during the display of dangerous riding at Moorooduc. Witnesses reported seeing several motorcyclists riding erratically at Rosebud, Safety Beach and on the Monash Freeway at Glen Waverley and Blackburn at the same time. Police said the man’s unregistered green Kawasaki had false plates. It was only after the tyre blew out that they were able to catch up and charge him with conduct endangering life, failing to stop on direction, driving at a dangerous speed, riding while disqualified and numerous other traffic offences. The man will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. Anyone who saw the incidents or who has dashcam footage is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppersvic.com.au

Knife claim in robbery Heinrich Pott, Sorrento

Khial Smith, Rosebud

Alisha Waddington, Hastings

A ROSEBUD man, 48, was interviewed by police after a 26-year-old Rosebud man was allegedly threatened with a knife and had his wallet stolen at the Tom Salt Park Foreshore Reserve, Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 11pm, Monday 1 April. Investigations are continuing.

Beer, TV stolen A SLAB of Victoria Bitter beer and an $850 Samsung TV were stolen from a property in Rosemary Drive, Hastings, between 15 February and 1 April. The burglar gained entry through the front door.

Through the roof Shane Walker, Mornington

Kristy Lang, Dromana

William Wangeman, Bendigo

Buckley A NEW AUSTRALIAN OPERA BASED ON LOCAL HISTORY

Narrative chamber opera on a local historical theme by Antony Ransome and Richard Cotter

April 26th at 8pm & 27th at 2pm 2019 Rosebud Memorial Hall 994 Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud • Director/Sets - David Lampard • Music - Antony Ransome • Words - Richard Cotter • Projection Design - Karin Till Michael Lampard as the Convict William Buckley Shauntai Batzke as Purran-Murnin, his Indigenous wife Supported by an exceptional cast In collaboration with Astral Theatre Society and Peninsula Chamber Musicians

Tickets available from 28th Feb

www.trybooking.com/BATLO www.buckleyopera.org Enquiries 0422 366 907 PAGE 14

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Illustration W. McLeod Courtesy Nepean Historical Society

10 April 2019

Scott Gdanitz, Mt Eliza

BURGLARS removed roof tiles to enter a Somerville house between 16-20 March. About $12,000 in cash was stolen from the Guelph Street house.

WHAT’S NEW...

Buckley gets another chance WILLIAM Buckley is coming back to Rosebud on the 26 and 27 April. He is coming in the form of a chamber opera, locally devised by peninsula residents Antony Ransome (pictured), retired opera performer of thirty years, and renowned local historian Richard Cotter. The opera is based on the historic events of 1803 and 1835. This will be the first opera written and performed on the Mornington Peninsula. The opera tells the story of two cultures drawn together by extraordinary circumstances after William Buckley escaped from the Collins Settlement site in Sorrento in 1803. The site was the second ever attempt at settlement in Australia by the British after their arrival at Port Jackson (Sydney) in 1788. Buckley always protested his innocence of the crime he was transported for – stealing. On Christmas day 1803 he and five others made a run for freedom. Of the five, Buckley was the only successful escapee. He continued his escape by walking around Port Phillip, where he was taken in by the Wathaurong People of the Bellarine Peninsula and lived with them for the next thirty two years. Indigenous soprano Shauntai Batzke plays the part of Buckley’s Indigenous wife and Buckley is played by Michael Lampard, an experienced international performer. Directed by award winning stage director/de-

signer and writer David Lampard (no relation), an award winning director, with the support of the Astral Theatre Society and Peninsula Chamber Musicians together with an exceptional cast all of whom embraced the opportunity to be included in a new Australian opera – this event is not be missed. Two performances; Friday 26 April at 8pm and Saturday 27 April at 2pm at Rosebud Memorial Hall, 994 Pt Nepean Road Rosebud. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/BATLO Enquiries: 0422 366 907


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