Tatura Bulletin May Edition 2019

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Bulletin Volume 35, No. 5 - May 2019

Published: 4th Tuesday of each month. NEXT ISSUE: Tuesday June 25, 2019

Copy Deadline for next issue: Wednesday June 12, 2019

Anzac Day 2019



WHERE TO GET THE BULLETIN The Bulletin is delivered to all residences in Tatura, Toolamba and Murchison. Additional copies are available from the following; • Tatura Bulletin Office • Rodney Printers • Shoppers Delight Tatura • Byrneside Service Station • Merrigum Post Office • Ardmona General Store • Toolamba General Store • Kyabram Motor Wreckers

COMING EVENTS TATURA GARDEN CLUB SEMINAR Featuring ‘The Gardenettes’ Wednesday 5 June 10am – 3pm Ballantyne Centre, Tatura $40 including lunch, morning and afternoon tea. RSVP by 31 May 2019 Marlene Miles 5826 2141 TATURA SENIOR CITIZENS ROAD SAFETY FOR SENIORS Thursday 20 June 10.15am Senior Citizens Clubrooms, Tatura No Charge

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keep this date free July CoolHeads Young Driver Program Wednesday 17 July 6.45pm for 7pm ‘Eastbank’ Welsford Street Shepparton. October Presbyterian Ladies Morning Coffee, Wed. 16th Oct @ 10.0am. November Byrneside Hall 150th celebrations

thank you ANZAC DAY TATURA Tatura RSL would like to thank everybody who attended the services on ANZAC Day. Attendance at both the Dawn Service and the 11am service was excellent. Thanks to those who took part in the march. Special thanks go to Stephanie Hicks who wore the World War 1 nurses uniform. As long as the younger generation come forward to keep the ANZAC flame alive the RSL is in good hands.

COOMA RED CROSS Linda and Murray Marke wish to thank all who contributed to the March Appeal for Red Cross Calling. An amount of $3,255.20 has been deposited in the Red Cross account. Thank You

MOTHER’S DAY RAFFLE The Tatura Hospital and Parkvilla Ladies Auxiliary Mother’s Day raffle was drawn on Saturday, May 11. The winner of the hamper of goods was Fran Reynolds from Bendigo. Congratulations to Fran who was formerly in charge at the Tatura Hospital for many years. The winning ticket was drawn by Dean Filgate with assistance from Trish Warnett.

ROAD SAFETY FOR SENIORS SEMINAR On Thursday 20 June the RACV will be conducting a free seminar for all seniors on Road Safety. The venue is the Senior Citizens Rooms in Tatura starting at 10.15am, Don Kilgour will be the presenter and the presentation will go for about an hour. The Seniors group is looking into a Melbourne trip and an upstream Yarra River cruise for June. The date and cost will be determined soon. Crazy Whist is on Monday 3 June while our next meeting is Wednesday 12 June. May Crazy Whist winners were 1st Marg Chance, 2nd John Hammond. The booby prize went to Sally Hammond and Veronica Dowell won the competition. A hat was left behind in the clubrooms on ANZAC Day – contact Veronica on 5824 1815 if it is yours. Birthdays for June: 5th Sandra Weirzbinski and Joe Basile 11th Sally Hammond 12th Jan Serra 28th Veronica Dowell 30th Merle Krause - Bob Kohlman

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MURCHISON PRIMARY SCHOOL What a busy time it’s been at Murchison Primary! Students in Grades 5 and 6 have been working hard to be ready for their first live performance in front of a large audience at Mooroopna’s Westside centre. Students have been practising hard both at school and at home in order to be prepared. From all reports, they did a magnificent job and are glad to have their first performance under their belts. We wrapped up Term 1 with the reintroduction of the Easter Hat Parade. So many students took part in the event, spending time at home working on very creative Easter themed hats! It was marvellous to see younger siblings and teachers also jump on board – everyone that took part did get an egg for participation, reason enough to join in! After a well-deserved holiday, students arrived back ready to take part in the school’s traditional ANZAC day celebration. The schools ‘Lone Pine’ was once again the location of the service, which was run by the Grade 6 students. Thanks to those parents and community members that joined us to remember. A special thanks also to the members of the RSL that joined us and spoke to the students. - Elly French

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MIDWEEK WALK – SEVEN CREEKS GORGE Seven mid-week walkers met Justus and Paul at Euroa full of anticipation for yet another of Justus’ adventurous walks in the Strathbogies. After organising the car shuffle, the group headed for Polly McQuinns. After a warming coffee in the crisp autumn air we set off to follow Seven Creeks downstream for approximately nine kilometres to Gorram Falls. This really was a very special walk. With low water levels in the creek we were able to walk along the stream bed and experience the grandeur of the boulder strewn gorge with its steep rock faces and heavily vegetated riparian zone. The scenery was quite spectacular with many rock pools, several waterfalls, although not much water, braided streams, exposed rock platforms, and the odd small sandy bar. There was a great deal of rock scrambling, climbing through, over or under fences, and rock hopping across the creek as we zigzagged downstream. We found the perfect lunch spot and perched beside Seven Creeks Falls, overlooking the gorge below. The native wildlife were our only

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TATURA BOWLS CLUB The Tatura Bowls Club conducted its Annual General Meeting on Sunday with the receiving of Chairman Rod Kirby's report and the receipt of the club's financial statements for the previous season. Election of office bearers for the 2019-2020 season saw eight directors elected, being John Crilly, Jason Carter, Phil Boyd, John Attwood, Rod Kirby, Brendan Sharp, Derik Miller and Col Johnson. Other positions filled were - Weekend Selectors Phil Boyd, Darryn Carpenter and Peter Wallis, Midweek Selectors Faye Attwood, Dot Best and Freda Clement, Handicapper Phil Boyd, Scratch Masters John Crilly and Peter Wallis, Publicity John Crilly, Match Committee John Crilly, Colin Johnson and Dave Westin, 60 and Over Adrian Barry and Peter Wallis, Welfare Noelene Boyd, Green Keepers Jason Carter and John Evans.

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SARA – FINANCIAL WELLBEING FOR WOMEN The Tatura Community House is embarking on delivering a wonderful program to help women of all backgrounds, ages and financial situations to learn more about managing their finances and gain more control. Following the Royal Commission into Family Violence the Victorian government has committed to support the financial wellbeing of all Victorian women. Many of us experience change throughout our lives, circumstances that may impact our financial situation. Teaching young women the skills and knowledge about our financial systems early can help set them up to live independently and reach their goals. Equally, other women may have to re think and re skill due to changes in health, employment, relationships or living arrangements in order to regain or build financial and personal control.


The Sara program will be facilitated by Leeane Button, who has undergone special training and has a Certificate II in Financial Services. Ms Button said, “There are such a variety of experiences, values and feelings around money. The women in our groups are not required to divulge their personal finances, instead they will be supported to learn skills and gain confidence to build financial resilience.” This is a Learn Local funded course, running over eight, 4-hour sessions and costs just $5 for the whole program. Any women over 18 are welcome. One course will be running on Fridays 9:30-1:30 and another will be run possibly in the evening or on weekends depending on demand. To book in or to arrange a confidential chat please ring the Tatura Community House on 0358 241 315 and ask for Leeane.

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LOWER PRICES AT TATURA PHARMACY Our local Tatura pharmacy have significantly reduced their prices across the store, especially their prescription prices and vitamins. They also have a large range of services, some of which most people are not even aware. I had never heard of compounding pharmaceutical preparations, which is where they custom make a wide variety of API's (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) into various dosage forms to provide individualized solutions to patients. It is good to know our pharmacists realize that one size does not fit all and their clinical pharmacy services include meds checks. They give free blood pressure monitoring and free local delivery.

They also offer diabetic services and a large range of vitamins. Webster packing prevents the possibility of a mistake when taking medications and therefore is of great benefit to many. Dry Cleaning services prevents one having to travel to both deliver and pick up their dry cleaning. The whole pharmacy is stocked with a terrific variety of goods, including first aid supplies, independent living aids and a large range of fragrances, cosmetics and gifts. Don't overlook the Napoleon and Elizabeth Arden range. With all of this, as well as friendly and helpful staff, there really is no need to travel out of Tatura for your needs. Shop locally! - Janice Dreyer


1944 marks 50 years for the Tatura Fire Brigade and to celebrate, a Golden Jubilee Social Evening is held. The Fire Brigade Hall is utilised to host the event and over the years the Fire Brigade Hall becomes a social hub in Tatura, being used on many occasions to host dances, balls and other events. By 1945 the C.F.A (Country Fire Authority) assumed responsibility for the property and resources of the Tatura Fire Brigade in association with its elected officers. This administrative change was throughout Victoria. We soon start to see members join that are still involved in the Brigade to this day. In January of 1960 we see our longest serving member officially elected to active service in the Tatura Bridge. Geoff Wright is held in high regard throughout the Fire Services and the wider community and can still be found very active at our station on a regular occasion. The first meeting of The Tatura Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary was held in the Brigade Hall on Friday, June 11 1965. It’s obvious from their annual reports that much effort was directed towards fund raising. Reading these reports also reveals the character and enthusiasm these women bring to their organisation. This enthusiasm is still present to this day with active fundraising still taking place. I hear their tomato sauce is very much sort after and you may have got yourself a bottle at our recent garage sale. The Tatura Fire Brigade would like to thank the Tatura community and the Tatura Fire Brigade Ladies Auxiliary for their support of our garage sale. When we took part in this year’s Monster Garage Sale we were very successful in clearing many parts of our history that were no longer required. Whether you popped down for a bargain or just for a chat your support was much appreciated. If you have ever wondered what else you can offer our Brigade then feel free to drop by and have a chat any Monday night from 7.30pm onwards or contact Captain Trevor on 0430014400.

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MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPHS OF MURCHISON PRIMARY SCHOOL We have several photographs of Murchison Primary School taken in the early 1900’s in our collection at the Heritage Centre but we know little detail of when they were taken and the exact occasion. One had ‘school concert’ on the back so all are likely taken at the annual school concert and was the reason for these children to be so dressed up! They are definitely Murchison Primary School which was opened in 1906, so they are taken after that date. The photo with the pram in the middle was recently sent to us from Mr. Alexander Smith. He does not have much detail about this photo either so we are hoping someone seeing these photographs may be able to enlighten us. The names associated with Alexander Smith’s family are: Powell, Chalker and McBean.

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COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY GRANT ROUND TWO Council considered the applications to the Community Sustainability Grants Round Two at the recent April Ordinary Council Meeting. The Sustainability Grants are designed to support the development and implementation of sustainable projects and events in line with the Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Grants were available for up to $2,000 per application. The intention of the funding is to facilitate projects which achieve some or all of the following objectives: Encourage and support businesses, industry and the general community to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, increase the energy efficiency of existing and new residential and commercial buildings across the municipality, raise community awareness of the relevance of climate change, the impacts it will have on our environment and way of life, and the opportunities it will present, encourage participation in sustainability activities and events, enable community members to acquire or develop new skills in relation to sustainability, increase recycling at public events or community spaces, divert waste from landfill, increase community awareness on waste minimisation and correct waste disposal, enable community members to acquire or develop new skills in relation to sustainability. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, was pleased to offer these funding opportunities. “These projects will be a worthy investment into the community and assist in raising awareness about sustainability and climate change,” she said. “Council thanks the organisations who applied for funding and congratulates the worthy recipients.” Transition Tatura received $2,000 for their project ‘Communities Shaping the Future: The Power of Youth.’ Transition Tatura will focus their 2019 program on the visions and goals that children and young people have for the future. This year’s activities will culminate in the annual film festival, which will focus on The Power of Youth.

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GOODBYE JAYNE There was a farewell afternoon tea for Jayne French, the Director of Nursing/Manager, as she has left our Tatura Hospital to take up a new position with GV Health as Quality and Safety Coordinator of Community and External Campuses. The gathering was attended by many staff and locals who used the opportunity to say goodbye to this lovely woman. A representative from GV Health spoke about Jayne's past and her many good qualities, explaining the new position will make great use of her talents. Jayne has been very dedicated to her work, well organized and did an excellent job setting up aged care quality and passing through many accreditations. Jayne grew up in Tatura and met her husband Greg at a very young age and they have three daughters. Jayne did her nursing training at the Tatura Hospital and among other things spoke of how its operating theatre was originally run by local GPs and about the time it was moved to Mooroopna for a year when Parkvilla was rebuilt. She also spoke about having a many wonderful times at Tatura and that it will always be very special to her. She mentioned more than once that it is a fantastic facility that has an amazing group of staff. Over the years she has had massive support from her staff and feels she has become part of their families. The staff certainly have stayed a long time under her leadership. Though looking forward to her new role, she is sad to be leaving and pleased that her new position will enable her to still have dealings with Tatura. She said the hospital has been a lovely place to work and told the staff to keep doing what you do so well. - Janice Dreyer


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TOOLAMBA BRIDGE REFURBISHMENT Greater Shepparton City Council is set to undertake structural upgrades on the more than 100-year-old Toolamba Bridge after awarding a $1.6m contract to DC Projects Pty Ltd at the April Ordinary Council Meeting. Council was successful in its application under the State Government’s Fixing Country Roads grant and received $930,000 under this program through Regional Roads Victoria towards the $1.6m cost of repairs and upgrades. Council Director Infrastructure Phil Hoare said the funding will enable improvements to the structural integrity of bridge to ensure it provides safe passage for traffic until the structure is ultimately replaced at the end of its life. “We are pleased to have successfully engaged a specialist contractor to undertake these structural improvement works that will ensure the structural integrity of the bridge and safety for those using the structure. The works will enable the current 2T load limit to be raised which will benefit many in our community,” he said. “Ultimately we want to see a new bridge in place and Council will be working to undertake community consultation and design works along with seeking funding assistance to achieve this outcome. We believe the ultimate replacement of the bridge will be required within the next 10 years or so. Council engaged experienced bridge engineers investigate, design and specify the required structural upgrades to increase the bridge strength to allow a 10-tonne load limit. Works will take approximately 18 weeks and during this time the bridge will be closed to ensure the safety of road users and the contractor’s staff. Works are scheduled to commence in May and continue through to September however more accurate information will be provided when the contractor has confirmed the works program. We will be providing specific updates to the Toolamba community and to the broader community via our website.” Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, said Council was pleased to award the tender to DC Projects. The company is a specialist bridge contractor and recently upgraded Locky’s Bridge at Kialla. “DC Projects achieved the highest score as determined by strict selection criteria,” Cr O’Keeffe said. “The company has demonstrated a good track record in recent years delivering bridge upgrade works for VicRoads, Murrindindi Shire, Macedon Ranges Shire, Horsham Rural City Council and Strathbogie Shire. DC Projects also has plenty of experience in working on and around waterways which will be crucial in these refurbishments.” The works are consistent with the strategic objective in the Council Plan 2017-2021, to provide and support appealing relevant infrastructure that makes Greater Shepparton an attractive, liveable regional city.

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MEN IN THE ‘NEW KITCHEN’ Tatura Men's Shed invited Damian Drum, local Federal Member, to our Tuesday Lunch as a way of thanking the Federal Government for the $10 000 we received for the Stronger Communities Program. Damian was amazed at the unique Spanish paella that Richard Russell and his team prepared. The newly purchased stainless steel work bench \ under bench cupboards, energy efficient induction cooktop, commercial oven and fridge freezer replaced the old donated equipment that had seen their day! Every Tuesday more than thirty men sit down to a hearty, healthy lunch prepared by eager members. Visitors have noticed the buzz and relaxed atmosphere that this unique Men's Shed activity generates. A powerful promoter of social cohesion. After lunch Damian presented Gary Hopcraft with an acceptance letter for the Volunteers Grant that he applied for late last year. This Grant will enable a group of members to complete a Food Safety Course, purchase more kitchen equipment and importantly, allow for members to be involved in a cooking program, providing them a greater sense of achievement and self-esteem-and maybe more help in their home! Who's out there to teach some old blokes cooking at the Shed? Men's Shed Partners and Friends can look forward to a special Traditional Christmas Lunch in 2019 brought on by greater diversity of cooking skills Tatura Men's Shed invites any men to join club that supports our community in many ways. See the Tatura Area Bulletin for contacts - Gary Hopcraft


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Students Gratefully Receiving the Books

MURCHISON BOOK CLUB Following the fundraising raffle held as part of the Shepparton Festival and Murchison Neighbourhood House Book Club’s Literary Lunch with Bernadette O’Brien, the club had the wonderful pleasure to present Murchison Primary School with the Harry Potter and Warriors by Erin Hunter box sets. Club members said “It was a real delight to

be at their morning assembly and watch the children talk about their weekend sport and ANZAC Day”. Karen Goodwin, the principal, staff and the students were very happy to add these books to their library. The club hopes these books encourage children to read more. - Lee Gardiner

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK ON SAFETY Greater Shepparton City Council and the Greater Shepparton Community Safety Advisory Committee are encouraging community members to share their feedback and opinions on community safety in Greater Shepparton. The survey is targeted to gauge the Greater Shepparton community’s perception of safety and explore safety concerns within the Greater Shepparton area as a whole. Greater Shepparton Deputy Mayor, Cr Shelley Sutton, encouraged residents to fill out the survey and have their say. “Community safety can influence all aspects of our daily life including where we live, where we send our kids to school, where we socialise, work, play,

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Now thata me and Giuseppe isa naturalized we thinka maybe we shoulda see de sporta all a de Australians watch. So we gosa to de Centenary Park to watcha de foota de ball cosa dere isa no cricket. When we isa alla made into sardines we look arounda da ground and see the bigga banners helda upa high with a “Bulldogs are Best” anda “We love you Tigers” written on them. We isa very happy thata Australians lika da animals so much. Da match isa played by da fellas thata comesa running onto da ground wearing the ski jumpers. Also comes onto the ground de fella wot ownsa de ball with a hisa four bodyguards. He wearsa nearly alla white excepts hisa socks whicha black and a shows that he isa not racially prejudiced. He isa calleda many things by da sardines, but mostly he isa calleda YAMUG! Two guys calleda capitans go offa with YAMUG and have a game of two up. They coma back to the centra and pointa their arms in directions opposite. De mobs wearing de ski jumpers getta confused and wanda alla over de place. Somebody musta hava upset YAMUG because he gets mad anda throwsa de ball onto the ground, anda de mobs in ski jumpers try to get it. YAMUG chases them until onea of the mobs catches the ball for him. YAMUG is so happy he blowsa da whistle. But de fella thata catches de ball is only teasing YAMUG and isa bit nasty cosa he kicks de ball ata one of YAMUG’S bodyguards. Now Giseppe and me thinks thata YAMUG shoulda get himself a new bodyguard, cosa dis one wave hisa flag and surrender. De ball gosa into the crowd anda she roars cosa YAMUG can now have his ball back. They give it to anoder bodyguard cosa they doan trust de one wid de flag. De crowd sheeze good judge for dis oder bodyguard runsa wid da ball to YAMUG anda gives it to him. One blokes next to us seza “Where’sa yer white cane anda dog?” to YAMUG, but I seeza no animals playing. YAMUG is so mad he throwsa his ball away again. I aska dis fella why he yell out anda he turns around anda looksa me in the face anda sez “Whosea side you on?” When I tell him “YAMUGS” he sez “Watch it!” So we do. Somebody saysa that thisa fella isa one-eyed but when he looksa me in de face, I ama surethat he has gotta two. De sardines fella sorry for YAMUG sends for the police to standa on the edge offa de grass to preventa de mobs in de ski jumpers from stealing YAMUG’S ball. This don’ta say much for hisa bodyguards. Then de air raid siren she sounds anda de ski jumpers mobs let YAMUG getta his ball back. De crowd isa so happy shea roars. De police seema to know about YAMUG’S poor bodyguards cos theya walk wid YAMUG offa de field. Some offa de crowd she isa still unhappy wid da flag wavers and boos dem as they leave witha YAMUG. Asa we leave, I tell Giuseppe we betta not bring any money nexta time costa I heard some blokes saying “We was robbed!” - With apologies from Jeff Baker

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MOTHER'S DAY Mothers' Day has long been part of the Australian calendar but actually grew out of calls for peace and anti-war campaigns following the American Civil War (1861-65). Around 1870, American writer and women's rights activist Julia Ward Howe appealed to women to unite and bring peace throughout the world (later known as the Mother's Day Proclamation). She proposed that a mother's day for peace be commemorated every year in June, which continued to be held for about ten years under her sponsorship, but died out after that. In 1907, West Virginia woman Anna Marie Jarvis held a church service that attracted over 400 children and their mothers to honour the legacy of her mother, Ann Jeeves Jarvis, who had been a peace activist, nursing wounded soldiers during the Civil War and created mother's day work clubs to address public health issues. Anna wanted to continue her mother's work and pushed to have a day set aside to honour all mothers. Her campaign paid off in 1914 when US president Woodrow Wilson officially declared the second Sunday in May to be Mother's Day. It was during the 1920s that Mother's Day became commercialized in the United States, with card companies like Hallmark and florists, marketing gifts. Anna Jarvis was outraged and spent the rest of her life campaigning against the commercialisation, dying penniless and in a state of dementia in a sanatorium in 1948. A Mother's Day International Association was founded in 1912 to promote the holiday in other countries and Mother's Day has grown increasingly popular since then. It is believed that it was not until 1924, following the losses of World War 1, that Mother's Day was first held in Australia. Sydney woman, Janet Heyden, started the tradition here after becoming concerned for the lonely, forgotten aged mothers at Newington State Hospital where she regularly visited a friend and successfully campaigned for local schools and businesses to donate gifts to the ladies. While Mother's Day initially began to promote peace and support women, over the years it has become an occasion for family reunions in Australia. Some mums here may be given cards, flowers and gifts, while others may enjoy breakfast in bed or a lunch out. It's no longer linked to a particular set of values and a particular view of the role of women but has a kind of universal and cross-cultural appeal to all ethnic groups in Australia. As a side note, Father's Day was basically made up to balance Mother's Day. As Mother's Day was designed to give women greater moral authority and recognition, men's authority at that stage was unchallenged, so Father's Day was really a counter to Mother's Day and to some extent a commercial decision. Regardless of these facts, like many others, I just like to use the two days to make an extra special effort to let my Mum and Dad know just how important they are to me. - Janice Dreyer

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Rhonda Willoughby The award winning, Tatura Rotary and Community Art Show is on again this year at Victory Hall, Hogan St Tatura. Our 2018 Show was the best ever, with more artwork sold than any previous year. The patrons and artists gave great feedback: quality art, classy show, welcoming atmosphere and wonderful cafe. Being held over the long weekend in June, Friday 7 to Monday 10, with the opening night Gala on Friday night June 7, doors will open at 7pm. We are honoured to have Mr. Michael Lapina, from the Australian Opera perform with his guests on opening night. Victory Hall will again resonate with their sophisticated voices sharing popular songs from recent operas

and musicals. The audience will also be treated to delicious home-made canapes whilst listening to the music and critiquing the artwork for sale. Our feature artist this year scores highly in the People’s Choice Award from one show to the next. Her work is always beautifully framed and sells well. There's a good chance you'll recognise the location of a Rhonda Willoughby painting, or at least have the feeling you've been there. Her ability to faithfully represent the true depth, light, texture even temperature of a scene makes it easy to place yourself there, almost like a memory. The interesting thing is, while in recent years Rhonda has been commissioned to recreate particular locations for a client, most of her landscapes come exclusively from her imagination. A completely original composite of her own travels and experiences that still feels familiar to many. Drawing on the environment that was her home for so many years, her initial focus was on rural bush landscapes using oils. Over the years as her confidence grew, Rhonda's art now reflects the diverse images of Australia, and includes water colours. Rhonda has captured her realistic perspective of cityscapes, the outback, through the Blue Mountains out to the seaside. Having lived on the banks of the Murray for nearly forty years, Rhonda has enjoyed depicting the varying light and mood of the river at different times of the day. This is reflected in her painting entitled "Peace and Tranquility " that she has kindly donated for our raffle prize. Her artist's eye and affinity with the land has allowed Rhonda to observe closely and be aware of nuances in light and shade. As she says, " Nature is not a perfect composition and the lighting effects have been transposed from my memory into paint." Aside from the delightful Opening Night entertainment, the Tatura Uniting Church Tongan choir will also perform during the weekend. Their melodious voices will provide a welcoming atmosphere for those partaking of a Devonshire tea and coffee. A tasty, light lunch is again available from Saturday through to Monday. The voluntary effort by Rotary members, family and friends is what creates this unique event. With their ongoing support of the arts in our region, proceeds from this show are then channeled back into the local community.

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Crime PREVENTION With Glenn Gibson, Crime Prevention Officer

The Tatura Safeplate day was a success on May 4. I joined Neighbourhood Watch and Tatura Lions volunteers in Hogan Street and almost fifty vehicles had their vehicle numberplates secured from theft with security screws. If you missed the day you can pop across to Mooroopna behind Woolworths on Saturday, July 13 for another opportunity. Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for details; Eyewatch Greater Shepparton Police. I am often asked for my security tips for around the home. A lot of my suggestions are low or even no cost actions. Anything you can do to make your home less attractive to a criminal – less of a target – improves your security. So, for this edition of the Tatura Bulletin I have provided my Top 10 Security Tips for home. 1. Your home is your castle and your front door is the draw bridge. Control access through a quality security door. Also have it snibbed when you initially greet visitors. 2. Deadlocks. Good quality and develop security habits with their use, and don’t forget the windows. 3. Install motion sensor LED security lights at all house entry points. 4. Control the garden plants; ensure you have a clear line of sight from the street to all accessible windows and doors. It is called natural surveillance. 5. If you live alone consider a personal duress alarm. They actually increase independence as we get older. 6. Do not hide the spare keys. Find a better way. 7. Minimise cash and valuables at home. A bolted fire/flood proof safe is a good option for what you do need to keep as well as important documents and passwords. 8. Sheds have locks as well! 9. Protect access to your roof, especially if tiled. Ensure ladders are locked in shed and climbing points are minimised. 10. Finally ensure your house number is visible from the street. If emergency services are required, we need to find you quickly. Oh… did I mention that a lock is not much good if you do not use it? - Glenn Gibson, Crime Prevention Officer

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BYRNESIDE PUBLIC HALL The Byrneside Public Hall is turning 125. In November, it will be 125 years since the Byrneside Public Hall was opened. The Foundation Stone of the Hall was laid by Elizabeth Morrissey in November 1894. The Hall has played a significant role in the Byrneside community throughout the past 125 years. A celebration to commemorate the significant milestone is being organised for November. The Byrneside Hall Committee are looking to have a display of photos of past events at the Hall. If you have any old photos that you would be happy for us to copy and have on display at the celebration or if you are interested in assisting with preparing for the celebration, we would love to hear from you. Please contact either Jen Pagon on 0407 369 354 or email jentatura@hotmail.com or Brian Woodman on 0428 640 029. - Jenny Pagon

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A delightful afternoon was spent in the rear courtyard of Thornebridge, under the pergola covered in Virginia Creeper bearing red autumn foliage, for the launch of the new book, ‘Thornebridge the Bridge Hotel at Murchison’. Author Jennifer O’Donnell outlined the contents of the book highlighting many notable events. The hotel by the bridge at Murchison has a long and interesting history. Henry Thorne arrived in Murchison is 1863 and soon realised that providing for the needs of travellers and locals would nett more income than joining the gold rush that was bringing large numbers of people to the area. He firstly ran the Commercial Hotel and a General Store in Stevenson Street and was also the licensee for the punt on the Goulburn River opposite his businesses. Just prior to the opening of the first bridge across the river in 1971, Henry purchased land close to the northern approach to the new wooden bridge. By 1872 he started to build Thorne’s Bridge Hotel, a rather plain two-storey brick building which included a general store and stables. He also developed an orchard in the grounds.

Edward John Gregory, known as E.J. who was a very prominent citizen of Murchison and achieved many improvements for the town, was the next owner. He added the attractive balcony with distinctive lace work, as well as a second story to the rear of the hotel and renamed it Gregory’s Bridge Hotel. The gardens and orchard were further developed and added to the attraction for hotel guests. The business thrived under his ownership and became known as the best hotel in the Goulburn Valley, patronised by commercial travellers, tourists and locals. The names of more than one Governor of Victoria as well as visitors from Europe, America and across Australia are recorded in the Visitors Book. After E.J.’s death in 1937, the hotel had a succession of owners and licensees. Gerald Alexandratos purchased the hotel in 1971 and although stories of his plans for the hotel circulated, nothing eventuated. The building suffered neglect and abandonment and for 26 years was vandalised and anything removable, stolen. Understandably, interest in purchasing the derelict hotel when put up for sale in 1994 was negligible. Tim Linton and Clare O’Reilly however, fell in love with what could only be described as ‘a renovator’s worst nightmare’ saw the potential and purchased the building. For more than two decades the couple have almost singlehandedly restored this notable Murchison icon, reflecting the period of late 1880’s throughout and it is again available for overnight accommodation. Now known as Thornebridge the property is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, and the prominent London Plane tree that shades the front of the building is also Heritage Listed. The book ‘Thornebridge the Bridge Hotel at Murchison’ is available from the Murchison Heritage Centre, 4 Stevenson Street, Murchison. The Heritage Centre is open Saturday mornings from 10 – 12.30pm. Size of the book is A4, consists of 62 pages, and the cost is $20 or $25 posted. Email murchison-historical-society@ hotmail.com to arrange mailing. - Kay Ball, President

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COUNCIL SPORTING GRANTS ROUND TWO The successful applications in round two of the Our Sporting Future Funding Program were approved at the April Ordinary Council Meeting. The program assists sporting clubs with the implementation of small to medium-sized infrastructure development projects. The funding also assists with development programs for new and developing sporting organisations throughout Greater Shepparton. Funding was available under three categories: 1. Majors – for projects on a $1 for $1 basis but not exceeding $30,000, 2. Minors – for projects on a $1 for $1 basis but not exceeding $15,000, 3. Sports Aid – funding between $500 and $5,000 (without matching contributions) for special sports projects. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said she was pleased Council can continue to support local sporting clubs and organisations. “We hope this financial support will allow sporting clubs and organisations in Greater Shepparton to prosper and continue to grow,” she said. “Our support in round two reaches right across Greater Shepparton from Tatura to Murchison and Katandra to Tallygaroopna. Thank you to all clubs and organisations who submitted an application and congratulations to those who were successful.” Applications for funding are assessed in two rounds annually, with the first round closing at the end of July each year and the second round closing in February each year. Local clubs to benefit were the Tatura Lawn Tennis Club who received $9,130 for a facilities upgrade, and the Murchison-Toolamba Football Netball Club who received $12,650 for their Netball Family Friendly Focus project. Mat Langley

Probably most 97-year-olds would be tucked up in bed by 8.30pm, but not the engaging guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting, Mrs. Joan Baumber (nee Berwick). Joan is a most articulate and intelligent speaker, relating her very early years in Yea, and her schooling at Clarendon College Ballarat where she thrived. This set her up for a career as Senior Administrative Assistant to corporate managers in Melbourne for nearly twenty years. Her parents by this time had moved to ‘Courtney Park’, Murchison. A bit of successful matchmaking by Joan’s aunts brought her single life as a professional business-woman to a close when she married George Baumber. Joan put on the ‘wellies’ and soon learnt all about farming at Dhurringile. When widowed after nineteen years of marriage and with two young children still at school, Joan ran the farm very competently. Her involvement in the community as part of many and varied community organisations, usually on the executive, is a credit to Joan. Her love of music and talent at the keyboard, allowed her to contribute musically and she played the organ at Christ Church, Murchison for 50 years! It was a delight to listen to Joan’s story. Anne Finlay thanked Joan for sharing her interesting life with us and presented her with a parcel of local products. Kay Ball presented her report during the formal part of the annual meeting and related some encouraging statistics. Since 2011, over 35,500 people have accessed our website. Visitors to Heritage Centre during 2018 numbered 553 and included eleven groups. Highlights of the year were the visit to Thomson’s Costume Collection in May, the launch of the children’s book, Sam’s Meteorite in October; Art Captured awarded Best Local History Book in the Victorian Community History Awards, co-hosting and catering for book launch of Noorilim: from wool to wine at Noorilim. Planning is progressing well for 50th anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Murchison meteorite to be held in September. The executive committee elected for the coming year were president Kay Ball, vice-president, Warwick Gregory, treasurer Jeff Huddle, secretary Marg Lock and committee members, John Ball, Janet Clarke, Warwick Finlay and Gloria Polkinghorne. A scrumptious supper followed the meeting. - Kay Ball, President


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DOING IT FOR DOLLY Friday 10 May was ‘Do It For Dolly Day’, a day which aims to raise support for Dolly’s Dream. Dolly’s Dream was set up in memory of Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett, aged 14, who took her own life after an extended period of bullying and cyberbullying. Dolly left behind her parents Tick and Kate and her sister Meg, who are now focused on using the money that has been kindly donated by the community to help prevent other families from going through the same devastating experience. Michelle and the team from Coffee+ raised over $1,600 for Dolly’s Dream by donating $1 from every cup of coffee sold, and all proceeds from the sale of slices and cupcakes on the Friday. They also ran several raffles with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.

RODNEY CWA At our April meeting we celebrated our country of study, Iceland. International Officer, Jan Perry, with help from members, organised a delicious meal of Icelandic good. We watched a video showing scenes of Iceland and sang a song, ‘The a - o of Iceland’. Thanks to Jan and team for a great night. Five Rodney members attended the Associated Women of the World Triennial Conference at the Convention Centre in Melbourne where 600 delegates from 84 affiliated countries came together. Some of our Junior members were flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony. A variety of interesting topics from speakers around the world informed us of issues facing women, especially in Third World Countries. Resolutions were discussed and passed. The Conference concluded with a Gala Dinner and entertainment and was a lot of fun! - Helen Hopcraft

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GOWRIE PARK PRE-SCHOOL The cooler weather certainly hasn’t slowed us down at Gowrie Park Pre-School. The autumn weather has brought with it some great new environmental experiences and it has been wonderful to see all the learning that can occur with the beautifully coloured leaves that have fallen in the kindergarten grounds. We have continued to enjoy dramatic play, including camping, running the Gowrie Park ‘pet shop’ and pretending to be workers around the yard. Our worm farm is going from strength to strength and our chickens, Girl Girl and Rocky, love the attention they get during each kinder session. We have been working on some beautiful Mother’s Day gifts to let the important people in our lives know just how much we appreciate them. We love having special visitors at kinder and recently, we were lucky enough to make some homemade pasta with one of our clever mums. Most children tried the pasta and some hungry little people ate two bowls full! Students have also shown great skill in writing their own names in the new sign in area. Grown-ups still sign the students in, but the children take some ownership by signing themselves in as well. A great little task to show independence and developing writing skills. We recently had a visit from Zoo to You, an interactive animal show where we got to see animals such as lizards, snakes, crocodiles and turtles. Some of us even got to pat and hold some of the animals. It was certainly not your average day at kinder! We are participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn promotion this year, so we would love any spare stickers that you get with your grocery shopping. These go towards new equipment and resources for our kinder and we would definitely be most appreciative of any help. Please contact Lynda on 58241602 for any further information, or just drop in.

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TATURA COMMUNITY HOUSE NEWS Did you know that the Community House is a Learn Local organisation? Learn Local organisations deliver education and training in community settings and are funded by the Victorian Government. Learn Local programs are designed to help learners gain the confidence and skills needed to look for a job or go on to further study. Our Learn Local Programs include: Literacy and Numeracy - Do you need help to improve your reading and writing? John, our tutor can help with basic reading, writing and maths as well as help out with people who are returning to study or entering the workforce. Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 Cost $7 ($5 concession) Learn English - You don’t have to travel to Shepparton for English classes! Improve your English speaking, reading and writing on a Thursday from 9:30-10:30 Cost $7 ($5 concession) Sara - Financial Wellbeing for Women A program for women of all backgrounds, ages and financial situations to learn more about managing their finances and gain more control. Fridays over 8 weeks 9:30-1:30 Cost $5 for whole program. Another course may be run on a weekend or evenings, depending on demand. Skills@Tat - Are you looking for work, changing careers or considering study? This successful program will help you build employability skills, create a great resume and look at employment and further study options. We will also help you by creating project or volunteering opportunities to build skills. Participants will also get the opportunity to visit the Skills and Job Centre in Shepparton to look at the study opportunities available in our region. Intermediate Excel - A short sharp 8 session course run over four weeks, to help build your Excel skills. Please register your interest. This evening course needs six people to run an and will start in June. Cost $130 ($103 Concession) Beginners and Beyond Computers - Need a refresher or want to learn some computer skills? This course will cover off on emails, managing files and folders, photos, creating documents and using online services such as myGov and banking. Term 3 Cost $130 ($103 Concession) Please call Tatura Community House to enrol or register your interest. 0358241315 and check out our Term Program at www.tatcom. com.au for all our other wonderful activities - Leeane Button, Manager

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REGIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND COMMUNITY AWARDS The search for Greater Shepparton’s community champions has begun after the launch of the 2019 Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. The awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses make throughout regional and rural Victoria. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe encouraged Greater Shepparton residents to nominate local champions. “We have a number of people and groups in our community making a difference for our region,” she said. “There are nine categories our local champions can be nominated under, so please jump online and help see their work recognised.” Nominations can be made under one of the following categories; Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Diversity and Inclusion Award Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award Prime Super Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award Regional Development Victoria Leadership and Innovation Award Parks Victoria Environmental Sustainability Award Life Activities Clubs Victoria Senior Achievement Award Ricoh Australia Customer Service Award Awards Australia Community Group Award Prizes are up for grabs for category winners, with either $2,000 into an account in their name from Bank of Melbourne or air time packages on PRIME7. One of the nine category winners will be named the Bank of Melbourne Regional Achiever of the Year, and receive an additional $2,000 and state trophy. To submit a nomination, go to www.awardsaustralia.com/vicraca and select ‘Nominate Now’, or call the awards office on 9720 1638. For assistance please email vic@awardsaustralia.com. Nominations close Wednesday, July 3.

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UNDERSTANDING TAROT CARDS By John Kriesfeld First of all, let me tell you what Tarot cards aren’t. Tarot cards do not tell your fortune. Over the years, Tarot cards have been used by many unscrupulous charlatans to fleece unsuspecting victims. These readers hint at vague possibilities which the imaginations of their victims then embroider over time so that they eventually believe that unrelated events that occur later were in fact predicted by the cards. Films and television shows have helped to foster this misconception by having a gypsy lady laying out a series of cards for our nervous hero or heroine. Inevitably, the Death card will appear. I’ve seen a film where four Death cards appeared even though there is only one in each pack. In fact, the Death card doesn’t mean somebody is about to die. I’ll tell you what it means later. The origin of the Tarot is shrouded in mystery. The cards were used in Italy in the fourteenth century as a popular card game called Tarocchi, and our current decks of cards are based on these cards. In the Tarot, there are four suits of cards counting from one to ten with each having four court cards. The only difference with our modern packs is that there are only three court cards. During the late fourteenth century, the Church of Rome attempted to quell those philosophies and theosophies it felt were growing in direct competition to it, and the Tarot was accused of divination and outlawed. During the eighteenth century the cards were re-discovered by a number of influential scholars. Their studies connected the cards to Hermetic philosophy which originated with the ancient Egyptians, and the Kabbalah which is the name of the Jewish oral doctrine based on mystical interpretations of the scriptures. Scholars continued to study the cards and in the early part of the twentieth century the Tarot was incorporated into several secret societies, including the Order of the Golden Dawn which was founded in England in 1888. Unfortunately, an aura of darkness still clings to these cards with many religions banning their members from using them, calling them symbols of an unenlightened past. So, what are Tarot cards? A standard deck has 78 cards, divided into two groups: 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana cards. The word ‘arcana’ means secrets. The major arcana denotes important life events or changes, while the minor arcana cards reflect day-to-day events. The minor arcana cards can be seen as being more detailed aspects of the major arcana cards. The Rider-Waite set of cards is the most popular deck and was published in 1910 by the Rider company and illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith who based her drawings on instruction from A.E. Waite who was a mystic. How do Tarot cards work? The Tarot is based entirely on symbolism and each card can

convey several messages due to the richness of the images and their connections. The Tarot is a device for meditation, reflection, contemplation, problem analysis, brain storming, decision clarification, stimulation of intuition, self-understanding and spiritual growth. It is basically the study of our journey through life. The Tarot doesn’t always tell you what you want to know, it tells you what you need to know. Tarot is a tool for empowerment and it allows you to see where you are weak and suggests areas where you can make improvements. It helps you to perceive what you are blind to, and by doing so, become more enlightened. Tarot urges you to focus on the present above everything else as the future is contained in the energy of the present. The outcome projected in a reading is based on the energies and influences of the present and we can embrace or change them as we wish. Your actions and thoughts will determine the outcome and help you to become master of your own destiny. The most effective readings are always based upon a question and to get a clear answer you need to ask a clear question. Vague questions will invariably elicit vague answers. Sometimes a Tarot reading may reveal something we don’t want to hear as the truth can often be quite harsh. The famous Swiss psychologist Carl Jung was a great believer in the power of the Tarot to unlock the dark side of our subconscious. I use his well-known quote on my Tarot business cards – “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” He believed that Tarot was an effective tool that could help us become aware of misleading or arbitrary beliefs in our life that were either holding us back or

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In America, this is both Fruit and Vegies Month and Candy Month. Only in America would they not see an issue with this. Perhaps that’s why toffee apples were invented. June 1 – Say Something Nice Day. The purpose of this day is to counteract bullying and the lack of civility and common courtesy that is growing among people in today’s world. Anonymous trolls on social media are to blame for much of this. You know you have a problem when you have to have a special day in order to say something nice. June 2 – Dinosaur Day. This is nothing to do with the numerous old folk who can’t use a mobile phone or who drive at 75kph in the right-hand lane when everyone else is trying to do 100kph. No, this day is all about discovering our ancestral past and inspiring scientific curiosity in our young folk through the wonder of dinosaurs. The desire to become a palaeontologist has to start somewhere. June 3 – Hug Your Cat Day. This day shows our appreciation for the unconditional love we get from all our pets. If you don’t have a cat of your own to hug then I recommend that you don’t attempt to hug your neighbour’s cat as it will probably end badly. June 4 – Socrates Day – This is a day to think beyond the constraints of the physical world and enter that of the metaphysical. If you want to have a robust debate with another intelligent mind, then pose this question, “Does free will exist?” Do we just follow within the constraints of society, religion and culture or do we really make up our own minds? June 5 – World Cancer Survivors Day. The day highlights the fact that life after a cancer diagnosis can be productive and fulfilling. New breakthroughs are constantly being discovered and for many people, a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. June 6 – Gardening Exercise Day. Most older folk understand the exercise benefits of an hour spent tending the garden. However, if you have anybody under the age of 21 living at home, then this is the ideal day to introduce them to their first gardening experience. However, please be aware that leaving their comfortable, electronic social world and stepping out into the real physical world of dirt, bugs and plants will be quite scary for them, so perhaps it may be best if they just a spend a few minutes at first, and gradually build up to a full hour. Having a safe space to retreat to and a couple of trigger words will help reduce the shock and lessen the possibility of nightmares. June 7 – International Yo-yo Day. We all know that what goes up must come down so yo-yos were invented by scientists to prove that the opposite is not always true.

June 8 – World Ocean Day. The purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the importance of the ocean in our lives. The ocean generates most of the oxygen we breathe, regulates the climate and feeds us and so its health is critical to our well-being. Interestingly, only 10% of the ocean has been explored and scientists estimate that there are still approximately nine million species yet to be discovered in the ocean’s depths. June 10 – Worldwide Knit in Public Day. This may surprise many people but knitting is not just for grannies, anybody can do it. Yes, even you. Don’t look around? I’m talking to you. Knitting is a relaxing, quiet pastime and unlike playing computer games, you have something worthwhile to show for it once you have finished. Why not get somebody, (probably your gran), to show you how to knit and then you can make yourself a scarf to keep you warm this winter. Red and black go well together. June 12 – World Magic Day. Magic Day started with a Houdini Day, the first of which took place in the summer of 1927, less than one year after the famous magician’s death. His wife presented a trophy in honour of him on that day. As magic appears to be disappearing from our lives at an alarming rate, it is the responsibility of every adult to learn at least one simple magic or card trick with which to entertain our young children. With a little bit of practice, plucking a disappearing coin from a child’s ear isn’t that hard to do. Remember, every time someone disowns magic, a fairy dies. I know, it’s shocking but true. June 14 – World Blood Donor Day. Why don’t you celebrate this occasion by dropping in at the Blood Bank? The life you save could be your own. June 15 – Global Wind Day. Contrary to popular belief, this is not a date celebrated by cabbage enthusiasts or gasbag politicians. It is a day for discovering wind, its powers and the possibilities to change the world. As most politicians are more interested in talking about changing the world than actually doing anything constructive, then perhaps it is for gasbag politicians after all. June 16 – Fly A Kite Day. Associated with Global Wind Day, your best chance of flying a kite is near a political rally. Flying a kite is very relaxing and carefree, (unless you’re Charlie Brown). You’re never too old to fly a kite and it may bring back some wonderful childhood memories. June 19 – International Sauntering Day. This day is all about taking it easy, relaxing and going for a stroll by yourself. It’s a chance to escape from the frantic rat-race and spend some

time getting to know yourself. You might find that you have a lot in common. June 20 – World Refugee Day. The United Nations hosts this event to draw the public’s attention to the millions of refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and persecution. Apparently watching it on the news each night is not sufficient. June 21 – World Handshake Day. This day was thought up by Ivan Zupa who heard the following words from an old man, “My son, place your hand in the sea and you are united with the whole world.” As we live some distance from the sea, I recommend placing your hand in Lake Bartlett to experience the same effect. I also recommend that you wash your hand extremely well afterwards. June 22 – World Music Day. Can you imagine a world without music? Music helps us relax, it can inspire us or tell a story. Even background music can be beneficial. So today, it’s your turn to make some music. Unless you’re mute then everyone has the capacity to sing, so sing out loud and proud. It doesn’t have to be good and the chances are it won’t be but you’ll find it’s good for your soul and will provide laughter for everyone else. June 24 – International Swim a Lap Day. Studies have shown that swimming offers many health benefits. Because a swimmer uses all of his or her muscles while swimming, the activity is considered to be an excellent all-around workout. Not only does it burn substantial amounts of calories, it also increases heart activity and builds muscle strength. In addition, swimming can reduce stress and help people relax. When people ask how you’re doing, you can answer, “Swimmingly”. June 26 – International Chocolate Pudding Day. The first puddings appeared during the early 17th century and were typically made with butter, flour, suet and cereals. We’ve come a long way since then and we now have a wide range of delicious puddings of which chocolate is easily the best. The good news is that absolutely anyone can make a chocolate pudding in only a minute if you have a microwave oven. The puddings in a mug are so easy even a mug like me can do it. Add some custard and you can call yourself a chef. June 30 – International Meteor Day. The average meteor or meteoroid is about the size of a pebble. About 15,000 tonnes of meteoroids enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day but few of them actually reach the surface. When they do, they are called meteorites. If you want to see a real meteorite up close then visit the Murchison museum. - John Kriesfeld

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TOOLAMBA ANZAC DAY REMEMBRANCE More than 160 people gathered at the Community Hall in Toolamba on Anzac Day to honour and remember our service men and women. The service was organised by the Lions Club of Toolamba and John Calleja acted as MC. Unfortunately, the guest speaker, Maurice Chard, was unable to be present, but Maurice’s account of his service in Korea was read by Mr Calleja. Wreathes were laid by Suzanna Sheed MP, Toolamba Primary School students, Toolamba Wrens CWA and Toolamba Lions Club. The school captains read ‘A Tribute to ANZAC Day’ by Ken Bunker, before Des Good recited ‘The Ode’ and Bill Scott, from Shepparton Brass and Wind, played ‘The Last Post’. After everyone observed a minute’s silence, ‘The Rouse’ was played and the flags were raised from half-mast. Local primary school student, Isabel Flatman, then sang the New Zealand national anthem and the Toolamba Community Choir, accompanied by many of the children present, led the singing of the Australian national anthem. To close proceedings the Community Choir sang ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’. Morning tea was provided by the Lions Club and everyone enjoyed the chance to catch up with friends and neighbours. - Pat Patt

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What a week, what an absolutely dreadful week. These people are driving me crazy and I wish they would simply leave me alone. It all began when Agnes rolled up here on Tuesday with her old pair of runners and told me that as she didn’t need them anymore, and that I could keep them for when I decide to start walking, although why she thinks my dainty feet would fit into her old shoes I’ll never know. As she handed over her old runners she said. “Merle, I just want you to feel some of the benefits I have with this new exercise regime. It is really helping me, and as your friend, I just want you to be fit as well.” “My goodness you can be a nag sometimes Agnes,” I managed to tell her when there was finally a break in her boring monologue about exercise. I decided that if I ever did decide to go for a walk it would simply be to shut her up although there was no way I was going to wear her old sweaty runners. Then Wednesday rolled around and a lady I have known for many years came up to me at the supermarket and told me how much better she is feeling now that she is out walking. Apparently, all her stiff joints are feeling greatly improved. “Oh, leave me alone already,” I thought. “Is everyone conspiring against me?” I struggled to look even mildly interested as she spoke and quickly made the excuse that I had something in the oven I had to run home and check. The doorbell rang Thursday afternoon and I opened the door to find Garry looking at me with that silly, huge smile of his and with his eyes looking all glassy. “Probably been drinking,” I thought to myself. He said, “Hello Merle, you look lovely as

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What happened?” Then he immediately pulled out his mobile phone, searched for his glasses and phoned triple zero. “Take your time,” I managed to squeeze out between moans. “No need to hurry. My leg is probably only broken.” Garry continued to fumble around with his phone. “Sorry I am taking so long. I just can’t see the numbers without my glasses Merle, Oh dear, do hang in there love.” After muttering away on the phone answering all sorts of questions, he finally turned to me and said the ambulance is on their way. Garry looked mortified as he well should, and knelt down to try and help me to sit up. “Oh, I see your problem,” he said. “Your shoe laces aren’t done up properly love. It’s no wonder you tripped over them.” “Tripped over!” I screamed at him. “If you hadn’t told me to look up at the stupid Kookaburra none of this would have happened. If wasn’t lying here in agony I would give you a jolly good kick Garry.” Garry smirked as though he found this amusing. “No, they really have come undone Merle, really they have, both of them. Maybe you didn’t do them up properly.” “Well what on earth do I know about runners?” I scolded him. “I can barely remember the last time I wore runners. You just wait until I get hold of Agnes. Fancy giving me faulty runners to wear. Maybe that’s why she didn’t want them anymore. I groaned again. “Oh, the pain, I am in dreadful pain Garry.” I was thinking dreadful thoughts about Garry but when I looked up at him, I was surprised to see he had a tear in his eye. Garry took hold of my hand. “I feel so bad about this Merle. I never wanted to see you suffer, I just wanted to spend some time with you. I really do enjoy your company. Oh, this is just terrible.” I thought, “Well perhaps Garry does have my best interests at heart, but it sure looks like Agnes is trying to kill me.” I finally heard the ambulance coming and decided to just lie quietly on the ground and think about ways of plotting my revenge. I began to feel quite faint as I glanced up at Garry and my last thoughts before I passed out were, why, why would my friends do this to me? Can someone please explain? Anyone?

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LIBRARY LINES National Simultaneous Story-time: Come along to the library as we celebrate the 19th year of National Simultaneous Story-time. Each year a picture book written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools and other places around the country. This year’s book is Alpaca’s with Maraca’s by Matt Cosgrove. The session is on Wednesday May 22 at 10.00am. Bookings preferred. Movie and Popcorn Days: Our first Movie and Popcorn Day was so successful we are offering more. Join us at 4.00pm on Friday, May 24 to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet. On Saturday, May 25 at 10.15am we will be screening How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Bookings preferred but not essential. Ph. 1300 374 765 or email tatura@gvrlc.vic.gov.au. Craft and Coffee: Making Gift Boxes. The next sessions will be Tuesday, June 4 at 10.30am and Thursday June 6 at 10.00am. Everyone is welcome to these free craft sessions. Bookings not essential but preferred. Story Time: Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy this free activity for pre-schoolers. It is a fun session held on the fourth Thursday of the month with songs, stories and an activity. Our next session is Thursday, June 27 at 10.30am Homebound Library Service: Tatura residents who are unable to visit our library can access a range of our services and materials through our Home Library Service. To discuss your eligibility or enquire on behalf of a friend or family member, come into the library to chat with staff or call us on 1300 374 765 Easter School Holidays: We had a very busy time in the branch during the Easter school holidays. A big thank you to everyone who participated in our many free activities and congratulations to Rhiannon winner of the colouring competition and Mim for guessing the amount of chocolates in the jar. For information on any or all our activities and programs come into the branch to chat with staff, call us on 1300 374 765, or you can find information on our website www.gvlibraries.com.au. Library Hours Tuesday and Friday: 10.30am - 1.00pm and 2.30pm - 5.00pm Wednesday: 3.00pm - 6.00pm Thursday: 1.00pm - 5.00pm Saturday: 10.00am - 12.00pm Sunday and Monday Closed - Kerrie and Claire, Library Co-Ordinators


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WINTER FUN ZONE Greater Shepparton City Council in partnership with Shepparton Show Me, The Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Nando’s are excited to launch an all new winter holiday event, the Shepparton Winter Fun Zone. Coming to the Maude Street Mall these school holidays, the Winter Fun Zone will bring winter to life with an ice rink in the middle of town and a program of fun, affordable and free activities. Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Kim O’Keeffe said this was a great partnership to bring a range of activities to town. “Council is continuing to work with industry partners to bring new events to town which focus on families, arts, culture, music, liveability and food and the Winter Fun Zone will make a great new addition to the major events calendar for locals and visitors to enjoy,” Cr O’Keeffe said. “Thank you to our partners for assisting in preparing a packed program of activities for all to enjoy these school holidays.” Along with an affordable ticketed ice rink, the Winter Fun Zone will include a free area of children’s activities which will be set up to further attract visitors to the CBD promoting Shepparton’s family friendly lifestyle. “We anticipate up to 10,000 people will attend the activation including around 30 per cent from outside the region, further increasing the region’s visitor economy and destination brand,” Cr O’Keeffe said. Shepparton Show Me Chair Shane Sali said this would be an exciting opportunity for businesses to engage with the community and visitors. “We have a packed program of activities to occupy the entire two weeks of the school holidays, including arts and crafts, cultural activities, inflatable slides, face painting and more,” Mr Sali said. “This is an opportunity to highlight our thriving CBD, our great shops and restaurants to local families and visitors, we encourage businesses to get involved and promote special activities during the Winter Fun Zone.” Acting President of the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry John Anderson said the Winter Fun Zone was an initiative to activate the CBD and grow spending in what is otherwise known as a quiet period for retailers. “During the school holidays most families leave the region and we really want to show the locals they can enjoy themselves at home as well as encourage visitors travelling through to stay and enjoy the many great things Shepparton has to offer,” Mr Anderson said. This activation will help drive important stimulation for the region in traditionally the quietest part of the year helping support local jobs, keeping businesses busy and our economy strong.” Owner and Franchisee of Nando’s Shepparton Anthony Trapani said holiday breaks were always times families come together. “The Winter Fun Zone initiative is a great opportunity for families to spend time together and share new memories in Shepparton,” Mr Trapani said. “Shepparton is always growing and as a business it is important for us to provide top quality service for our customers and together with the supporting partners, we are all working hard to create a unique event experience to attract more visitors and support the local economy.” The full program of events will be coming soon including session times and prices of the ice rink, for more information head to the Facebook Event Page, Winter Fun Zone. Winter Fun Zone coming to Shepparton Maude Street Mall, June 27 to July 14.

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The Early Years - Legal Matters According to the Goulburn Advertiser, Constable O’Keefe was the first police officer at Tatura. He arrived in 1876 and took up quarters where the Shire Hall was later built. In June 1878, Constable Charles Johnston was recorded in the monthly muster roll of the Kilmore Police District as having been transferred from Graytown to be in charge of the station at Tatura. In the same month a tender was accepted for the removal of the Graytown Police station to Tatura, and in September the Goulburn Advertiser reported that the new contractor had finished his work and that “the new buildings are well situated and present a very pretty appearance.” It was not long before the townspeople became disenchanted with their police station and in February 1885 the Tatura Herald commented: “The present barracks are a disgrace to the town, being hardly fit for pigs to live in, the house being dirty, draughty and in fact everything that is objectionable in a house.” New quarters were built in July. In those days a horse was an essential part of a policeman’s equipment. The police horses grazed in the police paddock and were housed in the police stables. The stables were located at the rear of the butter factory along with a well that supplied the horses with water. The 1885 weatherboard police station was sold to Mr J. Russell for removal in 1961. A new lock-up was built in 1910, its predecessor being practically eaten away by white ants and in 1913 a new police station was planned, the department having been requested to provide a bathroom for the mounted officer. Within six months, however, the plans were scrapped and it was decided to make additions and renovations instead. In December 1913 the Guardian reported: “The new kitchen which is to be 20 x 18 will almost join hands with the present structure used for a lock-up. Chief Commissioner Sainsbury, when asked to erect a new station nearer the main street said with all seriousness, although nobody believed him, that the screaming of the prisoners would disturb the residents living opposite, and the community in general. In view of the close proximity of the new kitchen to the lock-up, the officer in charge and his family would certainly enjoy the music during meal times.” In May 1914, however, a new brick and tile police station was erected next to the court house as a result of the stupendous efforts on Tatura’s behalf by the local member of parliament. It was replaced in 1955 by a yellow-brick office which was of a design typical of the period. The court house dates from 1891. Before this, the Court of Petty Sessions was convened in the Mechanics’ Institute and other locations. In December 1880, the Tatura Herald recorded that “the first Tatura Court of Petty Sessions was held at the police station and presided over by Mr Sternberg, J.P. Only one unfortunate inebriate was brought up before the bench who was fined for his over-indulgence five shillings or 24 hours imprisonment. Whether he had finished his cheque or perhaps thought it would be a pity to pay into the public revenue the first fine imposed in Tatura, he selected to have his name recorded as the first culprit to undergo the penalty, and thus took it out at the public expense.” Montague Somer called a public meeting in the Mechanics’ Institute in April 1886 to seek a court house for Tatura and a committee was appointed to wait on the Minister of Justice. The nature of cases heard in the temporary premises differ slightly from those of today. In July 1887 the Goulburn Advertiser noted: “Police v. James Robbins, Walter Fuller and Thomas Fuller. Each of these defendants was summoned for not having the names of the owners of the drays they were driving painted legibly thereon, and fine five shillings in each case.” - Source: Tatura and the Shire of Rodney, W.H Bossence (available for purchase from the Tatura Museum) Have some news to share? Send it to info@tatbulletin.com.au

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June GARDENING PLAN June brings us the start of winter, with colder, wetter weather, but there are still some sunny days to be had, winter vegies to harvest, and some tidying up to do around the garden. As deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves and become dormant, it’s a good time to both plant new ones and prune existing ones. Winter pruning of deciduous fruit trees and grape vines begins now. Harsh cold winds can be a problem, drying out plants very quickly, so it’s important to put up windbreaks such as plastic sleeve tree guards or shade-cloth around young evergreen trees to prevent wind burn. In frostprone areas, vulnerable plants will need to be protected. When frost is anticipated, cover the plant overnight with hessian, shade-cloth, plastic sheet, cardboard, straw or newspaper make sure that the cover is not airtight and that air can still circulate. Things to Do This Month: • Plant deciduous trees, shrubs, vines and cane fruits (and roses!). Wait till spring for planting citrus. • Divide existing perennials and plant new perennials. • Gather and compost fallen leaves. • Protect plants that are not frost-hardy in frost-prone areas. • Install windbreaks, such as the plastic tree guard sleeves, around newly planted evergreens. • Prune deciduous fruit trees (not apricots, best to prune these in late autumn when the leaves start yellowing, during dry, preferably windy weather to prevent diseases entering the pruning cuts). To prune fruit trees, first cut away any dead or diseased wood, then cut away any branches growing inwards towards the centre or crossing other branches (to prevent rubbing and bark damage), and finally, prune tree to shape using the appropriate technique for that species. • Prune deciduous shrubs (rose pruning is done in July) and vines (such as kiwi fruit). • Prune grape vines and take hardwood cuttings from these for propagation. • Finish pruning currants and gooseberries and take hardwood cuttings from these for propagation. • Prune tall shrubs to reduce height to better resist winter winds. • Relocate any deciduous plants (trees, shrubs, vines) or herbaceous perennial plants growing in the wrong place in winter. (Evergreens can only be moved in autumn and early spring, where they have time to regrow roots – remember, they retain leaves in winter which transpire and lose water). • Collect and sow seeds from berry producing trees and shrubs.

• Some perennials can be propagated from root cuttings, which can be taken through winter. • Continue propagation of hardwood cuttings which began in autumn - prune off 30cm long shoots of current season’s growth, cut off the soft growing tip, cut off the bottom end below a bud, and dip end into rooting hormone. Make a ‘slit trench’ by pushing a spade into soil and rocking it back and forth. In clay soil, add some coarse sand for drainage. Put cuttings in so 2/3 is below the soil, and press the soil down around them. Cuttings will root and be ready to plant next autumn. • Continue planting garlic, strawberry runners and shallot bulbs. • Harvest parsnips, they will taste the better now that they have experienced some cold. Keep in mind that bare root season is upon us for Deciduous trees and roses and this will be the most cost-effective way to plant out established sized trees. What to Plant: Bellis, Gypsophila, Linaria, Pansy, Viola, Primula, Polyanthus, Stock, Statice, Dianthus, Delphinium. Wallflower, Asparagus, Broad beans, Cabbage, Brocolli, Spinach, Silver beet, Onions, Peas, Rhubarb, Shallots, Cauliflower, Mixed Lettuce. - Janine Francis, Viberts Nursery

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Interviews with John

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A BET IS A BET Fans of local football will probably be aware that we have a football celebrity living amongst us. John Ryan, or JR as he is known to avid followers of the Footy Show, appears each Thursday on the football show along with his side-kick Foxy. They are known, naturally enough, as Foxy and JR. They also team up over the week-end to commentate on local football matches. It should also be mentioned that JR gives up a great deal of his time to talk to men’s groups about prostate cancer which is a topic that JR is passionate about, seeing as he survived his own personal battle with the disease several years ago. I was chatting to JR recently and he mentioned that he may have made a bet that could cost him dearly. Each year on the Footy Show JR makes a prediction for the coming season which is immediately seized upon by Foxy and turned into a bet. The problem with making a new bet each year is that each succeeding bet needs to be bigger and more outlandish than the one before otherwise it doesn’t have much of an impact. I asked JR what the bet was about this year and he said that he predicted that Kyabram would go through the entire season undefeated, which I thought was a bold move as even the best teams have an off day, particularly in the middle of winter when the weather tends to negate skill levels. The penalty if he loses is that he has to have a tattoo on his chest. Our conversation from this point went as follows: JK (that’s me): What sort of tattoo are you going to have? Will it be ‘I love Foxy’ or something about Kyabram? JR: No, it will be the names of my three grand-daughters. Each of their names starts with an M and as we’re also sponsored by Triple M, I thought it would be appropriate. JK: Have you had a tattoo before?

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JR and Foxy Dolls JR: I don’t think anybody has more interest in the results for Kyabram than I do. All I know is that it’s a very long season. JK: (Laughing) Wouldn’t it be funny if Tatura was the first team to beat Kyabram. JR: I’m sure it would make a lot of locals very happy. So there you have it. Even if you don’t follow the Footy Show, you can still check the paper each week to see if Kyabram have lost a game. In the meantime, if you see John Ryan down the street, he’ll be pleased to hear your opinion about his bet. However, a quiet word of advice to the wise, don’t mention it to his wife. - John Kriesfeld


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30 Years Ago…

The Shepparton Pipe Band led the Anzac Day march from victory Hall down Hogan Street to the newly named Mactier Memorial Gardens. Mr Tom Deane and Doug Campbell led the march to the war memorial. Following the wreath laying ceremony, RSL President, Mr Ray Stammers introduced Canon Cliff Page who addressed the crowd. The choir led the crowd in singing the National Anthem to close the ceremony. Secretary Eric Ball said the RSL were extremely pleased to see such a large crowd participate in the ceremony and the club made a record $1160 from the sale of badges. ***** Trevor Robinson of Byrneside is this year’s winner of the ‘Jim Bell Award’. Trevor, 18, won the award sponsored by the Tatura Rotary Club and Jim Bell’s family ahead of five other apprentices. Jim Bell gave his life in tragic circumstances in 1978, when he made a valiant attempt to rescue a member of his staff who was trapped in a deep pit which was under construction. The award, which is to be made each year, is for a senior apprentice from the technical professions. Trevor is employed by Bertoli’s Agricultural Machinery in Shepparton and is in his third year as a motor mechanic. ***** Florence Ellen O’Brien, or Nell as she friends know her, celebrated her 88th birthday recently. Born in Dandenong on May 24, 1901, Mell moved to the Shepparton area when she was 21 years-old and worked at SPC. She was married to Francis Leonard O’Brien in 1922 at Shepparton and moved around the place before settling in Tatura in the early 1930’s. She has four children, 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren who all helped her celebrate her birthday. ***** Tatura won a heart-stopping encounter against a very determined Seymour by three points. Tatura held on grimly to their narrow lead in the tense final minutes and deservedly won the vital four points which enabled them to slip into the top five. The exciting finish had all supporters on their toes as Seymour gradually narrowed the handy lead that Tatura held throughout the match. Final scores were Tatura 11 goals 18 points to Seymour 10 goals 21 points. Best players for Tatura were Jodie Canavan, Michael Kilmartin, Bevan Dempsey, Dene Archer, Danny Alper and Brian Thomas. ***** A man who worked tirelessly for the Tatura community was recognised at an official opening at the Moyola Lodge Hostel. The newly opened eight-bed addition was the named the D. A. Pyke Wing in memory of Doug Pyke who was committee president

between 1982 and 1984 and was tragically killed in a tractor accident in 1986. Mr Peter Ross-Edwards, MLA, Shepparton officially opened the facility and described the opening as an exciting day in Tatura. Mr Geoff Whitten who was a member of the original committee spoke about the history of Moyola and first cottages which were built in 1965. ***** Carl Russell of Tatura has won the coveted United Dairy Farmers of Victoria section of the VFF/Qantas Farming Trades apprentice of the Year award. The award was presented to Carl by the UDF president, Mr John Watson, at the UDF conference held in Geelong recently. Carl, 22, one of three candidates in the dairy section, is apprenticed to his parents, Stephan and Unita, at their 100-hectare dairy farm in Tatura. He will now go on to the state final against other commodity winners in the award. ***** The Water Table Watch program will be launched at Harston in the Harston Hall by Mr Jeff Wright, Chief General Manager of the Department of Agriculture. As part of the program, 500 test well floats will be distributed to landholder groups to emphasise the visual impact of high water tables. The program hopes to increase the public’s awareness of water table levels and the effect it has on soil salinity. - Source: Tatura Guardian Newspaper

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MORE USELESS INFORMATION It has been said that wisdom was replaced by knowledge and that knowledge has now been replaced by information. As we like to be a progressive publication and keep up with the times, here is some more useless information. Judy Garland’s real name was Frances Gumm. Katherine Hepburn is the only actress to win four Oscars for best actress. Peter Falk, who played Columbo, has a glass eye. Shirley Temple made one million dollars by the age of ten. The first actress to appear on a postage stamp was Grace Kelly. Tom Cruise at one time wanted to be a priest. Al Capone’s business card said that he was a used furniture dealer. While at Harvard University, Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating in a Spanish exam. William Pitt was England’s youngest Prime Minister at the age of only 24, elected in 1783. Abraham Lincoln died in the same bed that had been occupied by his assassin John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Jackson was the only American president to believe that the earth is flat. Louis IV of France had a stomach the size of two regular stomachs. Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic book Little Women, hated children. She only wrote the book because her publisher asked her to. Elizabeth I suffered from anthophobia, a fear of roses. Elvis Presley failed his music class in school. Elvis never gave an encore. Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died. Karen Carpenter’s doorbell chimed the first six notes of ‘We’ve Only Just Begun.’ Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants. The opera singer Enrico Caruso practised in the bath, while accompanied by a pianist in a nearby room. After the Popeye cartoon strip started in 1931, spinach consumption increased by 33% in America. Pokemon stands for pocket monster. According to Pope Innocent III, it was not a crime to kill someone after a game of chess. Cont Pg 36…


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Emily Kame Kngwarray


Emily Kame Kngwarreye (or Emily Kam Ngwarray) was born in 1910 and died in September, 1996. She was an indigenous Australian artist from the Utopia community in the Northern Territory, 250km northeast of Alice Springs. She had one brother, one sister and no children of her own. She did not take up painting seriously until she was nearly 80 years of age and was one of the most prominent and successful artists in the history of contemporary indigenous Australian art. Her prominence was no overnight sensation, finding its roots in a lifetime of ritual and artistic activity. Her paintings reflect the land of her birth - the contours of the landscape, the cycles of seasons, the parched land, the flow of flooding waters and sweeping rains, the patterns of seeds and the shape of plants. Her vision of the land is unique and challenge the way many people look at art by Aboriginal Australians. Her initial artistic training was as a traditional indigenous woman, preparing and using designs for women's ceremonies. She had decades of drawing in the soft earth, of painting on people's bodies in ritual or, in the late 1970's, of painting on the bodies of the Utopia women as they successfully presented their claims to their land in legal proceedings. Kngwarray was a founding member of the Utopia Women's Batik Group, which commenced operations in 1977. In this communal project, no one artist was singled out above the rest and all were encouraged equally to produce work. The technique of batik is unforgiving, with each mark and stroke recorded layer upon layer, with none obliterated. Kngwarray said she gave up on fabric to avoid all the boiling to get the wax out. She said she got a bit lazy because it was too much hard work and therefore changed over to canvas. Kngwarray's painting began to attract real attention partly due to the prominence gained by the reproduction of her first canvas, Emu woman, on the cover of The Summer Project catalogue for the exhibition of the S.H.Ervin Gallery in Sydney in 1989. She had her first solo exhibition at Utopia Art Sydney in 1990. Suddenly, public interest in her paintings created a great demand. Within a short space of time her earnings were substantial but according to custom were distributed among kin. This in turn created a level of expectation and the pressure on her to produce work, from family members and dealers grew considerably. In 1992 she received an Australian Artist's Creative Fellowship, a substantial sum awarded to artists who have made a major contribution to the cultural heritage of the nation. Kngwarray regarded the award as recognition of her past efforts and the means to retire, passing on the mantle of senior artist to others. As she was the great provider, the demands of the family and community prevented this from being possible.

Kngwarray went through many different individual styles in her short career as a professional painter. In 1992 she began to join the dots into lines with parallel horizontal and vertical stripes, representing rivers and terrain, in many different colours. Her later paintings were based on many larger dots than the finer, more intricate work which she did when she started. In 1993 she began painting patches of colour along with many dots, which were like rings that were clear in the middle. This was made with a shaving brush that was called her ‘dump dump’ style, which used very bright colours. In 1995 she ended what critics called her ‘colourist’ phase and began painting with plain stripes that crossed the canvas. The originally thick stripes often represented the lines of yam tracks. She expressed the strange growth patterns of the yam, a plant which was critical for human survival in the desert but was difficult to find. Several weeks before her death, she painted many canvases over a three- day period, using a very thick brush. Being a woman in her 80’s who had never been outside the central desert before becoming a great painter was one reason for her popularity. She had in fact been to Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra, though this was only after she had become famous. There was much pressure from the white community for her to paint in a certain way when they believed one of her styles was more successful than others. Paintings by Kngwarreye in the Sotheby's winter auction of 2000 were sold for $507,50 and her work was among that of eight individual and collaborative groups of indigenous Australian artists shown in the prestigious Nicholas Hall and the Hermitage Museum in Russia. The exhibition received a positive reception from Russian critics. According to Sotheby's International Director (Tim Klingender), Kngwarry was "an example of an Aboriginal artist who was relentlessly pursued by carpetbaggers towards the end of her career and produced a large but inconsistent body of work." - Janice Dreyer

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1. Which continent has the most countries? a. Asia b. Africa c. Europe d. South America 2. To which instrument family does the piano belong? a. Percussion b. String c. Brass d. Woodwinds 3. Who discovered X-Rays? a. Edward Jenner b. Francis Bacon c. Karl Koller d. Conrad Rontgen 4. What is the capital city of Venezuela? a. Buenos Aires b. Caracas c. Santiago d. Quito 5. In which country is Mt Everest located? a. Tibet b. India c. Nepal d. Bhutan 6. How many loaves in a baker’s dozen? a. 11 b. 12 c. 13 d. 24 7. What is the longest running T.V series in Australia? a. Play School b. Neighbours c. Four Corners d. 60 Minutes 8. In which continent is the Great Victoria Desert? a. Australia b. Africa c. Asia d. South America 9. What is the lightest element on the periodic table? a. Lithium b. Helium c. Hydrogen d. Neon 10. What is the fifth planet from the sun? a. Neptune b. Jupiter c. Saturn d. Uranus

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SACRED HEART SCHOOL’S CROSS COUNTRY On Tuesday, April 30, Sacred Heart students participated in the annual Cross Country at Cussen Park. We arrived at Cussen park at 9:15am and waited for our turn to run. It was a sunny day which just made it more enjoyable. We caught our breath from walking until it was time for the first class to run. Each student had a go at running around the countryside with their friends. Some sprinted and some jogged. Once each student had run, they had the option to eat with their friends or cheer others on. We finished around lunchtime and walked back to school. It was a very fun and enjoyable day. - Tarah and Avah News items can be submitted to the Bulletin at; info@tatbulletin.com.au

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TATURA AREA BULLETIN, May 2019 - Page 37 ALL SAINTS TATURA (Anglican Parish of Tatura) Minister: Simba Musvamhiri 18 Francis St. Tatura Phone: 5824 1170 Church Service Times Email: info@allsaintstatura.org.au Rev. Simba 0497 597 129 or Email: simba@allsaintstatura.org.au Church Service Times Sundays - 10.00am

SACRED HEART PARISH Parish Priest: Father Michael Morley. 65 Hogan Street, Tatura Phone: 5824 1049. Fax: 5824 2745 Mass Times Saturday - 6.00p.m. Sunday -9.30am. Weekdays: Refer to Parish Bulletin Reconciliation: Saturday 11.30am to 12 noon

TATURA UNITING CHURCH Minister: Rev. Brian Spencer 0400 274 482 JUNE 2nd 11am Neil Short 9th 9.30am Pentecost Combined Service at Rushworth 16th 11am Rev. B. Spencer H.C. 23rd 11am Congregation 30th 11am Joan McRae GENERATIONS CHURCH 295 Dhurringile Rd. Tatura Sunday Services: 10am Kid’s Program:10am Senior Pastors: Ron & Susan Mallon 5824 3240 Youth Pastor: Kareena Gibbs 0487 460 162 Kids and Young Adult Pastor: Jacinta Finster 0409 921 367 Op. Shop: Neville Crow 5824 3059

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BOOK REVIEW Stella and Margie by Glenna Thomson Stella and her mother-in-law Margie are two very different women. Stella is kind, compassionate and just a little chaotic. Margie is prickly, demanding and a stickler for convention. When MargieNo. needs SUDOKU 38help recovering from

a major operation, Stella offers her a place to stay. Margie 6 has never 2 made life easy 4 for her daughter-in-law and that’s not going to change 1 now that she’s been made a guest 9 in her former home. But7as the dry summer turns to a beautiful autumn, the two women gradually form an unlikely bond as the ambitions, secrets and 6 tragedies that have shaped their lives are 2 uncovered. 7 slowly *Brilliant!!5That’s it in a nutshell. It was 9 one of those books that you savoured and dreaded finishing. That meant you would 8 3 1 have to move on to a new book and it would be hard to find one9that compared.8 Kerry Gardner


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Cont… During the chariot scene in Ben Hur a small red car can be seen in the distance. In Disney’s Fantasia, the sorcerer’s name is Yensid, which is Disney spelt backwards. The most often sung song in the English speaking world is ‘Happy Birthday to You.’ Approximately 60 circus performers have been shot from cannons. At last report, 31 of these have been killed. Dracula is the most filmed story of all time. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is second and Oliver Twist is third. It is bad luck to say ‘Macbeth’ in a theatre. Kermit the Frog is named after Kermit Scott, a childhood friend of Jim Henson’s, who became a professor of philosophy. The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian’s uncle. One day Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made the remark that the statue looked like her Uncle Oscar, and the name stuck. The tango originated as a dance between two men for partnering practice. - John Kriesfeld

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1b – Africa 2a – Percussion * 3d – Conrad Rontgen 4b – Caracas 5a – Tibet or 5c - Nepal ** 6c – 13 7c – Four Corners 8a – Australia 9c - Hydrogen – Jupiter 710b * Due to the hammers hitting the strings ** Mt Everest is located on the border between Tibet and Nepal

TATURA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Minister: Rev. Kevin Maxwell 5824 1042 Church Service Times: Tatura – 10.30am Tatura Sunday School – 9.30am (except School Holidays) Rushworth – 9.00am

8-9. Smarty Pants. You’re among the best of the best although, unfortunately, you’re not the very best. You shouldn’t have changed your mind on that wrong answer. Always trust your initial instinct. 10. Genius. A very impressive performance indeed as a couple of these questions were very hard. You’re clearly a legend so please feel free to gloat to anybody who will listen. You’ve certainly earned the privilege.

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The children made bath bombs and cards for Mother’s Day, which was a lovely way to value making and giving on this special day. Staff would like to thank the community for supporting their sustainable stainless steel straw fundraiser and have ordered some more to fill the remaining orders. If you would like some please see our Tatura House facebook page or ring the Community House. The girls are also organising a chocolate fundraiser, all the money goes toward resources for the childcare program. To find out more or organise a visit to The Cubby Community Occasional Care service please call 0358 241 315

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This directory is designed to inform newcomers to the Tatura area of the contact people for the various groups as listed. Club Secretaries are asked to keep us informed in order to keep the list up-to-date.

—— Arts —— BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Meet 2nd Tues. in month, 8.00pm in private homes. Mignon Campbell 5824 1367 RODNEY ARTS SOCIETY - CREATIVE ART. Meet every Thurs at 9am. Mechanics Hall. Park at rear. Contact: Sue Graves 5824 2929 TURATON Music Company Rehearsals Monday nights at 252 Pyke Rd New members welcome. Ph. 58 241 547 E. gsferg@activ8.net.au Web www.turaton.org.au

—— Churches —— ANGLICAN PARISH OF TATURA (All Saints Tatura). Rev. Simba Musvamhiri 0497 597 127 or 58241170 E; info@allsaintstatura.org.au; Wardens Glenda McLeod 58241398 & William Milner 58242649. ANGLICAN PARISH OF MURCHISON & RUSHWORTH Parish Secretary J. Baumber 5826 6344 Every Sun 9.00am Rushworth 11am Murchison ST BRIGID’S MURCHISON. Ladies Guild Meet 2nd Mon. in month 1.30pm Contact: Marion 5826 2303 ST ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN. Parish Sec. Irene Tavener 5824 2729 Tatura Presbyterian Ladies Fellowship Meet 1st Mon. in month in Church Hall, March – Dec. Contact: Tina Clark 5824 3416 GENERATIONS CHURCH ACC. PO Box 216 Tatura Ph. 5824 3240 Email: info@generations.org.au 10am Sunday's. MURCHISON UNITING CHURCH. Congregation Pres. Helen Newton 5826 2426 MURCHISON “MURRUNGAR” U.C.F. Meet 3rd Wed. in month 2.00pm in Church Hall. Contact: M. Brown 5826 2381 Sacred Heart Parish Tatura, Parish Priest: Father Michael Morley 5824 1049, Sec. Mary Connelly-Gale 5824 1049. Mass – Saturday 6pm. Sunday 9.30am. Tatura/Toolamba Uniting Church, Rev. Brian Spencer 0400 274 482 .Congregation Sec. Beryl Cross 0458 266 356. TATURA / TOOLAMBA UNITING CHURCH FELLOWSHIP meet at the Tatura Church on 1st Thursday of each month at 1.30pm. Pres. Mignon Campbell 5824 1367 Sec. Beryl Cross 0458 266 356 —— Committees —— AUSTRALIA DAY COMMITTEE MURCHISON. Contact: Desley on 5826 2546. AUSTRALIA DAY COMMITTEE TATURA. Contact: Bill Milner 0447 778 830 AUSTRALIA DAY COMMITTEE TOOLAMBA. Contact: Vin White 0437 314 418 Sally Moseley 0418 577 552 BYRNESIDE HALL COMMITTEE. Meet when necessary, Byrneside Hall. Contact: Sec. Jen Pagon 0407 369 354. Bookings - Dale Manuel 5855 2461 Cussen Park Advisory Committee. Meet 4th Thurs. in month. 7.30pm G-MW Conference Room, Casey St. Contact: Simon Cowan 0427 301 732 (c/- Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton) DHURRINGILE COMMUNITY RECREATION RESERVE AND HALL COMMITTEE. Contact: President Sharon McCarthy 0406 070 975. HARSTON MEMORIAL HALL. Contact: Wes Tyson 0411 186 185 Tatura community plan committee. Meet 3rd Tuesday of month, 7.30pm at Tatura Senior Citizens. Contact Carl Walters on 0419 118 237 —— Community —— BALLANTYNE CENTRE TATURA. For bookings and enquiries 5824 1421. Harston Playgroup. Every Wed. 10am to 12noon (not school holidays) Harston Primary Portable Building. For Information call Cathy 5854 8317 Merrigum Historical Society 111-113 Waverley Avenue, Merrigum. Meetings Second Wednesday In Month At 8 Pm At Museum. Museum Open By Appointment Contact – Florence Halliday 5855 2330 or Bert Henderson 5855 2495 MURCHISON CEMETERY TRUST. Enquiries Sue Brown 0438 262 472 MURCHISON COMMUNITY CENTRE. Contact: Marty Morris 0417 511 357 MURCHISON & DIST. NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE. Meet 2nd Wed. in month Contact: Pres. M. Morris ph 5826 2525, Coordinator J. Lister ph 5826 2373 MURCHISON & DIST. HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Pres. Kay Ball 0475 018 743. Murchison retirement village. 25-27 Impey St, Murchison. Pres. Bruce Smith 0437 627 210, Sec. Marg McMaster 0417 262 213 MURCHISON R.S.L. Meet 2nd Tues in month, 7.30pm RSL Meeting Rooms, Community Centre Contact: Justin Appleton 0475 797 697. murchison men's shed. 1pm to 2pm Wednesday, rear of Murchison Community Care Bldg. Contact Ken Mair 5826 2773, Wal Harrison 5826 2512 TATURA AREA COMMUNITY BULLETIN P.O. Box 353 Tatura. Phone Enquiries 5824 1070, Fax 5824 1079, Email: info@tatbulletin.com.au TATURA CARER’S GROUP. Meet every 4th Monday of the month between 11.00 am to 1.00

pm at the Tatura Community House Meeting Room at 12-16 Casey Sept., Tuesday 7.30pm. at Tat Stadium. Contact: Pres. P. Crow 0429 941 454. Street, Tatura. TATURA COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTRE. Available for WARANGA BOAT CLUB. Sailing, power boating, learn to sail, excellent facilities. hire, Contact: 5831 1510. —— WELFARE —— TATURA COMMUNITY HOUSE. 12-16 Casey Street Ph 5824 1315 TATURA & DIST. HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Meet 4th Wed. in ST VINCENT DE PAUL. Help and information month, 7.30pm, Tatura Museum. Contact Pres. Steve Barnard 0401 3 Francis St. Tatura 5824 1443 C.O.G.S Aged & Disability Services Offer in home 635 556 Sec. George Ferguson 0400 947 547. TATURA FILM SOCIETY. PO Box 356 Tatura. Pres, Lynette supports and services to Seniors. Contact ‘The Coordinator’ on Patullock 0400 202 609 Membership Sec. Vaughan Patullock 5832 7985 —— Guides —— e: vpatullock@y7mail.com TATURA FIRE BRIGADE AUXILIARY. Meet 2nd Fri. in TATURA GIRL GUIDES Contact Lisa A Wagner 5855 2427 mob month at 7.30pm. Fire Station, Pres: Marie Wright 5856 1418. 0409 150 507 email TaturaGuides@bigpond.com —— Seniors —— Sec: Gail Pollerd 5824 2784 TATURA ITALIAN SOCIAL CLUB. Contact: Nello Giansiracusa TATURA ITALIAN PENSIONER CLUB. Meet each Tues. Mob 0408 242 135. Club open Tues. & Thurs. nights, Sat noon - 5 p.m. night 7.00pm. St. Mary’s Hall, Tatura. Contact: Pres. Sam Tatura Men's Shed. Meets Tuesdays 10am-3pm; Thurs 2pm- Russo 5824 2131. 5pm at Clubrooms, S.W. corner of Racecourse. Pres: Allan Johnston TATURA SENIOR CITIZENS. Meet every Wed at Clubrooms, Lunch 12pm. Activities 1pm, Contact: Pres. Veronica Dowell 0400 143 977, Sec: Robert Knight 5826 5095 TATURA MUSEUM. Open 2-4pm. Sat, Sun. & Pub. Hols. 1-3pm 5824 1815, Vice Pres. Kaye Butler 5824 2320. Sec. Bob Mon-Fri or by appointment. Contact: 5824 2111 or George Ferguson Kohlman 5825 5150. —— Service —— 0400 947 547. TATURA PROBUS CLUB. Meet 4th Thur. in month, 10am at Tatura Lions Club of Murchison & District Meet Community House Contact: Pres. Ev Leahy 0408 241 712 Sec. Phyl 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Caledonian Hotel, Murchison. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Contact Pres. Alan Rosser Mactier 5824 1217 TATURA R.S.L. Meet 3rd Fri. in month, 1.30pm, R.S.L. Clubrooms, 0404 369 111 or Sec. Bruce Smith 5826 2721. Contact: Pres. Rod Schubert 0419 924 610 , Sec. Mark Sommers LIONS CLUB OF TATURA Inc. Meet 2nd & 4th Tues. Tatura Senior Citizens Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Contact: Malcolm 0481 286 842. TATURA S.E.S. Training Monday nights 7pm at Cnr Martin & Russell Campbell 0429 683 775 or 03 5824 1367 or email tatura@ lionsclubs201v5.org. We welcome all inquiries. Sts. Contact 5824 1910. TATURA TOY LIBRARY. Meet 2nd Tuesday of month, 7.30pm at LIONS CLUB OF TOOLAMBA meets 1st Tuesday of each Toy Library, behind Presbyterian Church Hall Open Mon 3.45-4.30pm, month at Junction Hotel at 6.30pm. Contact Heather Mulcahy Saturdays 10am-11am except school holidays and public holidays 0447 332 833 or Helen Morritt 0438 907 157. ROTARY CLUB OF TATURA. Formal Meetings 1st & 3rd Contact Mark Bailey on 0428 377 866 TATURA UDV. Meet Criterion Hotel. Contact H.Crawford 0407 Wed. Social Meeting other Weds. Tatura Hotel, 6pm for 6:30pm. Visitors always welcome. Contact Pres. Rod Schubert 0419 924 042 760 or 5854 8356 610, Sec. Darlene Lamperd 0438 689 630. TATURA VICTORY HALL AVAILABLE FOR HIRE HARSTON CWA Meet 2nd Mon. in month, 11.00am The Book online – ‘Tatura Civic Halls’ or Phone 0407 143 614 TOOLAMBA Community HALL For bookings please contact Gallery Cafe, Tatura. Contact Marg Corrigan 0434052342 MOOROOPNA CWA Meet Last Thur. in month, Royal Mail Jim Woodward 0427 099 955 or Rhonda White 5826 5461. TOOLAMBA TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Hotel, Mooroopna at 7.30pm Contact: Sec. Cecily Dumaresq COMMITTEE. Chairperson: Keira Birchmore, 0417 252 874 Ph: 5825 4836 keirabirchmore@bigpond.com Sec: Pat Patt 0408 597 198 pattyryka@ RODNEY CWA Meet 2nd Thurs. in month, 7.30pm at the Senior Citizen's Rooms. Contact: Pres. Carol Brisbane 0428 266 212, hotmail.com Sec. Janette Mason 0408 194 638. —— SPORTS & RECREATION— BYRNESIDE TENNIS CLUB. Contact: President John Maher .Toolamba Wrens CWA. Meets 3rd Tues 7pm Toolamba CFA meeting room Pres. Mel Hall 0419 992 039 Sec. Keira 0439 556 348 DHURRINGILE TENNIS CLUB. Contact: Secretary/Junior Co- Birchmore 0417 252 874 cwatoolamba@gmail.com —— Environment —— ordinator Lisa Niglia 0428 266 310 GMCA MOTOR HOME CHAPTER - Goulburn Valley Gypsies DHURRINGILE DISTRICT LANDCARE GROUP Meet meet 4th Weekend every Month. Contact Pres. Joanne Arthur 5824 last Wed. of every 2nd month (odd numbered), Dhurringile Community Centre, 8.00pm Contact: Sec. Suzanne Johnstone 1030 or 0407 260 464 Goulburn valleyfins & fenders car club Meetlast BH: 58335274 M: 0418 358 248 Wednesday of the month, 7pm, Tatura Scout Hall. Contact Treasurer G.V. TREE GROUP. Meet 2nd Tues. in month at noon, Nursery, 6 Kerferd St., Tatura. Contact: President, Tom Dumaresq 5825 Janine McNiece 0456 157 083 or gvfinsandfenders@gmail.com G.V. QUARTER HORSE & WESTERN RIDING CLUB Inc. 4836 0407 847 353 HARSTON LANDCARE GROUP. President Nick O'Halloran Contact: Diane Rose 5826 5113 or Kerry Corrigan 5824 2292 0438 321 528 Hill Top Golf Club Tatura. Contact: 5824 1689 HILL TOP LADY BOWLERS. Meet 1st Mon. in month 10am. NTH MURCHISON - TOOLAMBA LANDCARE GROUP. Contact: Rick Cross 5826 6292 in Clubhouse. MURCHISON BOWLS CLUB Inc. P.O. Box 94. Murchison. New NTH WEST MOOROOPNA LAND MGT GROUP Meet Members Welcome. Contact president Margaret Tweddle 5826 2268 7:30pm 1st Tues in even numbered months at Dept. Primary RUSHWORTH PROSPECTING CLUB. Enquiries Secretary Industries, Tatura Pres. Nickee Freeman 0407 312 288 Sec. Rhodey Bowman 5833 5957 5824 2447. SHEPP ADVENTURE CLUB. Meet 4th Tues of every 2nd month Tatura garden club Meet 3rd Mon. in month at 8pm at (Feb,Apr,Jun,Aug,Oct) in Shepparton Contact: Chris or Jill 5824 the Community House, Kerferd St, Tatura. Pres. Cheryl Miller; Sec. Jenny Stammers 5824 2241. 1143 AH. TATURA BASKETBALL ASSOC. Junior competitions. Contact TRansition toWn tatura Meet 4th Wednesday of month at Community House, 7:30pm. Contact: Ross Musolino Lisa Cullum 0428 242 889 TATURA BLUELIGHT DISCO CLUB. Mechanics Hall Hogan 0407 845 247. —— Health —— St. Ph Sgt. Darryl Phillips 5824 3099. AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOC. (Tatura, TATURA BOWLS CLUB Inc PO Box 4 Tatura. Meets 3rd Wed in month at Clubrooms, Cnr Service & Albert Sts, Shepparton & Mooroopna areas) Two meetings a month 5824 1746. Email: info@tatbowls.com Web: www.tatura.bowls.com. (morning & night) covering breastfeeding and parenting topics. Tish Okley 5800 1234 or 0427 311 072 au Pres: Phil Boyd 5824 1308. TATURA CRICKET CLUB Training at 5pm on Tues & Thurs at DIABETES EDUCATION & PEER SUPPORT GROUP. Meetings held second Wednesday each month. Call Tatura Tatura Park. Contact: Bob Wildes 5824 1904 TATURA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB Club Phone 5824 1421 Hospital 5824 8400 for details or bookings. TATURA INDOOR BIAS BOWLS. Cnr Service & Albert Sts. HEARTBEAT VICTORIA. G.V. Branch meets 1st Mon. in Wintertime only - Social Thurs 7.30pm - Pennant Mon 7.15pm, month, 6.00pm for Dinner meeting at 7.00pm, G.V. Health Ph 58241746. Web: www.tatura.bowls.com.au. Contact: Sec. Freda Dining Room. Contact: Arthur Fennell 5824 1724. Moyola Lodge Aux. meet 2nd Wed. in month, 2pm. Clement 5824 3407. Evert Worm 5826 6372 TATURA LAWN TENNIS CLUB Inc. Committee meet 3rd Tuesday Pres. Bev McMahon 5824 1171 Sec. Mignon Campbell in month at Clubrooms, 6:00pm. Contact: Pres, Richard Twite 5824 1177, 5824 1367 Sec, Katrina Lowden 5856 1572, Hall Hire, Catherine Brooks 5824 1823 TATURA - HARSTON RED CROSS UNIT. Meet 1st Wed. in TATURA NETBALLASSOC. Contact Pres. S. Pogue 0417 305 637 month,10.00am at Hodson House contact Coral Reilly 58243683. or taturanetballassoc@hotmail.com. Meets 3rd Tuesday of month at TATURA HOSPITAL LADIES AUX. Meet 4th Thurs. in month 2.00pm, Hodson House. Contact: Sec. Jill Clapperton 5824 1143. 7pm, Tatura Netball clubrooms, Hastie St, Tatura. TATURA SOCCER CLUB. Training Tues. & Thurs. at 6.30pm 'mainly music' for Preschoolers. Wednesday morning (school term) at 10am. All Saints Anglican Church, Francis St. Tatura. Howley Oval. Contact: Pres. M. Lia 5831 8579, Sec. M. Crisera. TATURA TABLE TENNIS ASSOC. Inc. Winter Comp, May - Enquiries: Iola 5854 8265

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