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Editorial Welcome to this week’s editorial, It is a time to celebrate and promote the art of the region for the next week so I offer a quick guide of the River of Arts events along with an invite to look over the Beagle Guide I made to help you wade through over 100 stunning things to Vol 16 September 15th 2017 consider. 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 The River of Art 2018 Festival kicked off last night with the prestigious River of Art 2018 Art Prize celebration on at the SoArt Gallery in Narooma. This exhibition is just one of the many diverse exhibitions on offer up and down the coast. On Saturday 19 May, why not make a day of it at the Creator’s Bazaar at the Moruya Country Markets? Browse through a treasure chest of artworks and chat to local creators. Picnic with friends and family by the river as you enjoy tasty local produce and lively performances. In Batemans Bay, laugh along to stand-up comedy, with evening performances on Friday 18 May and Saturday 19 May. Further south at Tuross Head, join the fun at the annual poetry slam for a riotous Saturday night of impromptu storytelling and live music. Music lovers have plenty to choose from throughout the festival – one of the highlights is a concert by Chamber Soloists from Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra at Batehaven on Sunday 20 May. On the film front, take a step back in time and experience the 1920s charm of Narooma Kinema where you can catch four films celebrating the lives of renowned artists and musicians. Other special screenings are on show in Moruya and Batemans Bay. For the first time this year, three arts and information hubs will be open during the River of Art festival. Locations are the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden just south of Batemans Bay, the Air Raid Tavern in Moruya, and Club Narooma. Visit the River of Art team at these venues to see inspiring group exhibitions. Take the time to talk to our volunteers about what’s on nearby, where and when. Each hub will showcase entries in River of Art Land of Many Waters Exhibition. This is a new group show that reflects what our landscape means to our artists. Visitors can cast their vote for Peoples’ Choice awards. Artworks will also be available for sale. Festival fun continues through late May, with the River of Art Trail open right through until 26 May. Discover paintings, pastels, sculptures, woodcarvings, photography, textiles, mosaics, jewellery and so much more. Browse local markets for collectables and explore intriguing galleries. Enjoy, Lei

Browse through the pages of our Beagle River of Art Guide for an overview and some more fes)val fun ideas. The Guide can be found here:

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Indira Carmichael wins $2000 River of Art 2018 Art Prize The River of Art 2018 Festival Opening and the River of Art 2018 Art Prize were held on Thursday night, May 17th, at a prestigious event hosted by the SoArt Gallery in Narooma. Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

The $2000 River of Art 2018 Art Prize, awarded by a panel of judges went to Indira Carmichael's "Midas' Daughter". All artworks will be exhibited in Narooma from 18 May to 2 June.

Above: Indira Carmichael' and her entry "Midas' Daughter" - Photo courtesy of Rosy

Left: Third prize: Bethany Thurtell's "Introspective"

First prize: Indira Carmichael's "Midas'

Above: Second prize: Mike Barnard's "Birthing"

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Another Major Milestone For New Bridge Across Clyde River At Batemans Bay Member for Bega Andrew Constance today Vol 16 September 15th 2017 announced that preferred 28 April December 7th, 2017 tenderer to design and Vol 48 27ththe 2018 build the new Batemans Bay Bridge had been selected. Mr Constance said Roads and Maritime Services will work with John Holland to finalise the contract which is expected to be awarded mid this year. “Today’s announcement of the preferred tenderer is a significant milestone and allows work to start on the detailed design of the project,” Mr Constance said. “This means the project is on track to be shovel ready early next year. “John Holland is a leading infrastructure and property company, with almost 70 years’ experience delivering projects in Australia, NZ and South East Asia.. The company is currently involved in delivering all of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects, in addition to key local infrastructure to improve communities,” said Mr Constance. “An exciting part of this project will be the incorporation of sections of the old bridge into art work on a viewing platform to be constructed on the new bridge. “This is another major milestone in the delivery of what will be a phenomenal project for our region. “Once the project is complete, the community will benefit from less congestion at key pinch points in and around Batemans Bay. The project will reduce economic and social impacts caused by the lift span and current load limit of the existing bridge.” Mr Constance added that foreshore facilities will be improved as will freight access south of the river, with larger trucks and B-doubles up to 26 metres in length to be able to cross the bridge. “The new bridge across the Clyde River will provide a safer and more reliable crossing for the Batemans Bay community well into the future. The community will continue to be kept informed as the project progresses.”

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Protecting Yourself Against The Flu ItVol is 16 important the 15th community September 2017 takes seriously the risks associated with the winter flu season, according to Southern NSW 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Local Health District. “The flu season is here and it is important that people, particularly vulnerable people, take care with regard to influenza. The flu virus is especially dangerous for elderly people, pregnant woman, Aboriginal people, very young children and people with underlying medical conditions,” Director Public Health, Tracey Oakman said. In general, the flu is worse than a common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense, and often start suddenly. Colds are usually milder than the flu and symptoms generally develop over a longer period. If you have the flu, or are around someone who does, it’s important to take the following steps; • Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water; • Turn away from others and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, if a tissue is not available cough or sneeze into your elbow; • Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or have a fever; • Stay at home if you are sick and keep sick children at home from school and other activities. Mrs Oakman reminded those visiting friends and family in the hospital or aged care facilities to practice good hand hygiene by using the alcohol based gel or foam provided to reduce the spread of germs. "People who have flu symptoms should postpone visits to hospitals or aged care facilities until they have completely recovered. "Health District are also being vaccinated too to help protect our patients. Andrew Newton, Southern NSW Local Health District Chief Executive has set the example. Andrew was amongst the first to receive his flu vaccination at South East Regional Hospital last week." Concerned parents and families can seek health advice and information via the free Health Direct Australia service, staffed by registered nurses 24-hours a day, on 1800 022 222. For a range of health information visit

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All for Daniel Daniel Allard was 15th born2017 at Moruya Hospital on 4 Aug 1992 to Vol 16 September 28 December 7th, Vol 48 April 27th 2018 Paul and Rhonda. He 2017 also has a sister, Natalie. He attended St Mary’s Primary School and Carroll College and spent a number of years on the wing for the Moruya Junior Sharks under coach John Cornall. After school Daniel moved to Sydney and now works in IT in North Sydney while living in Glebe. In August last year, just before his 25th birthday, Daniel was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and has been in treatment ever since. This means that Daniel will not be able to work for up to 2 years as at the end of May this year he will be receiving a bone marrow transplant. Also, his Mum and Dad have moved to Sydney to support Daniel while sister Natalie keeps the family home in Moruya ticking along. This means that both Paul and Rhonda have had to give up their jobs causing considerable financial hardship for the family so the Moruya community is doing what it does best and is getting together to help the Allards out. Firstly, a gofundme page has been set up with an intial goal of $10,000 and there has been a huge response to that. It can be found at There will also be a huge fundraiser at the Adelaide Hotel, home of the Moruya Sharks, on Friday, 1 Jun with the hope that the gofundme effort can be doubled. The night will be based around a three course dinner, the Nashberries and special guests, rugby league legends, Wendell Sailor and Mick Weyman. There will also be raffles, a 100 Club, sports memorabilia for sale and tickets for the night will be $100 each. They can be purchased from the Adelaide Hotel, Mark Southwell, manager of the Commonwealth Bank in Moruya, or from Graham Scobie on 0409 225957. The night will start from 6pm with the Nashberries kicking off in the beer garden from 9pm. Those unable to attend the dinner can come to the band for $20. If anyone is unable to take part in the night and doesn’t have the internet to contribute to the gofundme campaign they could deposit at any branch of the Commonwealth Bank into the All for Allard account set up for Daniel: 062575 10244869.

Council committee members wanted Eurobodalla Council is calling for expressions of interest from members of the community to fill vacancies on its disability inclusion and public art advisory committees. Council’s advisory committees review programs and initiatives to help ensure they are consistent with the community’s needs and expectations. Council would like to hear from people with disability, or those who care for someone with disability, to advocate on the Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee. People able to provide expert cultural and artistic advice on planning public art are also sought for the Public Art Advisory Committee. The committees meet four times a year at Council’s administration building in Moruya and committee members must be willing to attend all four meetings. Transport assistance for members to attend meetings can be provided. To express interest in either committee please phone Council’s Bev Nicholson on 4474 1264 or email Expressions of interest close Wednesday 23 May 2018. More information, including the application form and committee terms of reference, is on Council’s website – just search for the relevant advisory committee. beagle weekly : Vol 51 May 18th, 2018



Mardi Gras Mayhem Exhibition at Moruya Museum Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

Camels, marching girls, lifesavers and clowns made their way down Vulcan Street during the Moruya Mardi Gras held during the 1960s and 1970s. The Wild Man From Bendethera frightened the children, while Lady Godiva tried to shock the crowds lining the street. The Moruya and District Historical Society presents Mardi Gras Mayhem, a photographic exhibition featuring wonderful images that capture the event’s colour and vitality. The community spirit that made the Mardi Gras so successful is obvious. The exhibition is open at the Moruya Museum during these hours – Saturday 19 May: 11 am – 4 pm.; Wednesday May: 11 am – 2 pm.; Friday May: 11 am – 2 pm. and Saturday 26 May: 11 am – 2 pm.

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Nature Coast Marine Group is Vol 16 September 15tha2017 supporting family day at the Dairy 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Shed Bodalla that will be focused on the marine environment. There will be talks, music, stalls and fun for the kids in the iconic Dairy Shed surroundings. The event will promote effective protection, particularly of our Batemans Marine Park Sanctuary Zones (which are possibly at risk in the current government review). It will be a great opportunity to talk about all things marine, to share ideas and to build support for protecting our marine life. All day jumping castle - a big one! Talks from 11am and live music in the afternoon... it's going to be a great day for Batemans Bay Marine Park and its ongoing management and protection. If you are interested in adding to the music as a performer or if you have any suggestions or inquiries, ring Fiona McCuaig on 0402892759.

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Thirty times over the limit: Massive abalone haul seized The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) says a recent surveillance operation on the state’s south coast has led toVolthe of 2017 four offenders found in possession of more than thirty times the normal bag limit of Blacklip 16apprehension September 15th 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018 Abalone. The DPI Fisheries operation, with the assistance of NSW Police, was conducted between Bawley Point and Kioloa on the 8th May 2018. DPI Director of Fisheries Compliance, Patrick Tully, said the four males allegedly took the haul of abalone near Shell Point, near Ulladulla. “The offenders were in possession of 261 abalone - more than thirty times the normal bag limit of two abalone per person, per day,” Mr Tully said. Three of the alleged offenders are juveniles, and all may face the Children’s court once Fisheries Officers finalise their investigation Above: the seized abalone and diving gear and consider charges. Officers were forced to retain the 261 abalone as evidence after the alleged offenders had shucked the abalone, killing them instantly. The men’s diving gear was also seized. “The adult man was also recently apprehended on 15 March 2018 where he was allegedly in possession of 365 abalone (all shucked but one) with three others. A prosecution brief is being prepared for that matter,” Mr Tully said. “Abalone is not only listed as a priority species but an indictable species. The maximum penalty for a person who trafficks in an indictable species of fish is 10 years imprisonment,” Mr Tully said. “There are also maximum penalties of $44,000 for possession of fish in circumstances of aggravation and penalties of $5,500 per person for illegally shucking abalone.” New rules have applied for the commercial abalone fishery since December 2017. Abalone are commercially harvested from rocky reefs by divers, mostly on the South Coast of NSW. Commercial fishing of the species is controlled through a strict quota management system. Commercial fishers must report the validated weight of the abalone they take using the FisherMobile app on a mobile device within 30 minutes and 50 metres from the point of landing. Illegal abalone fishing and sale threatens legitimate industries, recreational and cultural use and poses a serious health risk to consumers. People who buy illegal abalone can also be exposed to huge fines and imprisonment. Anyone with information on suspected illegal fishing activity is urged to contact their local DPI fisheries office, call the Fisher Watch phone line on 1800 043 536 or report illegal fishing activities online. For more information visit the DPI website.

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Yuin Country Art and Land Revealed A meaningful candlelit march, warm fires and captivating local art will set the scene for the official opening of Yuin Country: Voland 16 September 15th 2017 Art Land Revealed on Friday night. Vol 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018

The innovative exhibition features local Aboriginal artworks projected onto the front of Council’s administration building in Moruya every night of Reconciliation Week. The exhibition’s official opening on Friday 25 May will kick off with a candlelit march organised by the Eurobodalla Boys to Men group to mark National Sorry Day. Warm fires and hot soup will then keep patrons cosy as they view the images while listening to Uncle Ronald Callaghan play live music on the forecourt of the Council Chambers. Council’s Coordinator Community Development Zoe Morgan said the special event was a partnership between Council and the previous Gulaga Board of Management. Art submitted for the exhibition will be on display in the Council Chambers, Council’s executive offices and in Eurobodalla libraries throughout Reconciliation Week. The Sorry Day March on Friday will begin at 5pm from the northern side of the Moruya Bridge. The official exhibition opening will begin at 6pm on the forecourt at the corner of Vulcan and Campbell Streets, Moruya. Free buses will be provided for elders travelling to the event from Batemans Bay and Wallaga Lake. More information For more information, or to book a seat on the bus, contact Council’s Coordinator Community Development Zoe Morgan on 4474 7470.

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River of Arts 2018—Festival Hubs Three arts and information hubs will be open during the River of Art festival from 17- 20 May. Locations are the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens just south of Batemans Bay, the Air Raid Tavern in

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Moruya, and Club Narooma. Visit us at these venues to see inspiring group exhibitions. Take the time to talk to our volunteers about what’s on nearby, where and when. Each hub will showcase entries in the River of Art Land of Many Waters Exhibition. This is a new group show that reflects what our landscape means to our artists. Visitors are invited cast their vote for Peoples’ Choice award. Artworks will also be available for sale. The Air Raid Tavern in Moruya will also host another group exhibition called Domestic Life, presented by Comrades in Art. And on 18 and 19 May, enjoy an electric cello and guitar duo performance performed by Duopoly. Mosaics will take centre stage at Club Narooma, with a collaborative Mosaicosphere exhibition displaying works by

Open Studios And Art On Parade Eurobodalla is home to a thriving arts and crafts community, and River of Art’s Open Studios unlock a trove of hidden delights located in surprising coastal settings. This year’s festival showcases 25 Open Studios from Batemans to Bermagui. Go behind the scenes to meet local artists in the quirky and often secluded places where they work. Discover the magic that inspires them to bring the local landscape to life in paint, fabric, sculpture, found objects and ceramics. Wander through the coastal streets and delve into stunning displays of art of every kind. Delightful pop-up galleries come to life up and down the South Coast as artists showcase their works in local shopfronts, cafés and businesses.

The River of Art Trail Make your own way along the River of Art Trail – from Durras in the north to Bermagui in the south. Discover paintings, pastels, sculptures, woodcarvings, photography, textiles, mosaics, jewellery and so much more. Open Studios – Go behind the scenes to meet local artists in the quirky and often secluded places where they work. Find out what

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Gadfly 38 By Robert Macklin Some of my best friends are English.

Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28But December 7th, 2017 with our fawning over that marriage of a royal redhead to an American Vol 48 April 27th 2018 honestly, what’s

actor? And why, for goodness sake, did the Turnbull Government set aside $48 million for another memorial to James Cook? We already have a perfectly adequate one squirting water in Lake Burley Griffin. Unless it be thought that I’m racially (or rather nationally) prejudiced against all English, both my grandmothers were English and I have enjoyed my visits there almost as much as other foreign climes like Indonesia, China and the Philippines where we lived for almost five years. I often roar with laughter at the brilliant wit of Lee Mack and David Mitchell in ‘Would I Lie To You’; and ‘Vera’ is easily one of the best police procedurals on television. But over the last six years I have spent countless hours and days researching Australian history for my books on the convict horrors of Norfolk Island (Dark Paradise), colonial exploration (Hamilton HUME), relations with China (Dragon and Kangaroo) and the frontier war in the soon-to-be published, Castaway. And I have to say that taken together it’s a chronicle of cruelty, actuated by English notions of race and class. Perhaps they’re not exclusively English, but they are certainly not the hallmarks of the Australian ‘fair go’. And they are perpetuated by the conservative Anglo-Australians like Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison and apparently Malcolm Turnbull. Moreover, the seemingly endless stream of English migrants means that in some quarters such attitudes have become normalised, even celebrated. The whole idea of a ‘Royal’ family is of course anathema to a country that prides itself on its equality of opportunity and the dignity of labour. Even though our daughters and granddaughters are brought up as ‘little princesses’, it does seem odd that we go to such lengths to toady to the ‘Royal’ nuptials. But that’s pretty harmless compared to the Cook memorial. This new proposal comes just at a time when our First Australians are beginning to find their voice. And writers like Paul Daley, Peter Thompson, Chloe Hooper, Don Watson and many others, myself included, are taking up the cause of Australian history as opposed to the British history of Australia that was taught in our schools. Cook, didn’t ‘discover’ Australia. The Aboriginal people did that at least 65,000 years before him. He wasn’t even the first European to set foot on the continent; that honour fell to a Dutchman two centuries previously. But Cook – bless his cotton socks – cruised up the East Coast, and after holing his ship on the Barrier Reef repaired it and headed off to an island of no consequence where he ‘claimed it’ for his king. His Majesty’s Government was so impressed that they packed eleven ships with convicts and their jailers and sent them to rot on the other side of the known world. And that began a reign of genocide in Tasmania and mass murder elsewhere that almost destroyed the Aboriginal people. It was a bad beginning. But while no one can deny that since then migrants from England, Ireland, Scotland, other parts of Europe and now Asia, have turned the continent into a financial bonanza, we have never accounted for the sins of our fathers (or grandmothers). Another big memorial to the man who started it all is a foolish slap in the face for real Australians of any stripe or colour. beagle weekly : Vol 51 May 18th, 2018



The Wanderers—a review by Trevor Moore Vol 16 September 15th 2017 Meg Howrey, Scribner, 2017, ISBN 978-1-4711-4666-1, 370pp 28 December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 April 27th 2018

In ancient Roman myth Mars was the god of war. In the Roman military pantheon, he was second only to Jupiter, the god of thunder and king of the gods. Today we are more likely to know Mars as the fourth planet from the Sun, the red planet, the next one out from us. Mars is A Big Thing. NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. I was surprised to learn that there are eight spacecraft on Mars that are carrying out tasks that I suppose must be useful. In the early 1960s J F Kennedy said that man must go to the moon. After all, the moon is there; why should we not go? And the yanks would get one over the Soviets if they got there first. Now the moon is conquered, Mars would be a reasonable next target. The trouble that it is an awfully long way away. The distance varies; in 2003 Earth and Mars were 56 million km apart and that’s the closest they had been for 50,000 years.


So, how long would it take to get there? That’s a tricky question to answer; it depends, of course, how fast you go. The fastest spacecraft launched from Earth was NASA's New Horizons mission. It visited Pluto in 2015. This travelled at 58,000 kph and at that speed it would take about 162 days to get to Mars (actually between 39 days at the closest approach and 289 days at the farthest). Of course, that’s not the whole story. Because of the way the planets each move it turns out that there is a reasonable launch window only every 26 months. We don’t need to go into all the physics here, but this is all the stuff behind Meg Howrey’s novel “The Wanderers”. The novel is about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars. Yet it’s not a science fiction novel. It’s far cleverer than that. The book is about a simulation of the journey to Mars, landing on the planet and returning to Earth. The three astronauts have been carefully chosen, not surprisingly, for their personal attributes and their ability to work together. The Red Planet

The simulation is designed to look at the way they work together, the inter-personal stresses that result and the impacts on their families. The simulation lasts for almost eighteen months and this is long enough for the reader (and the astronauts) to wonder if

it might not be the real thing. Howrey was a ballet dancer and she says in one interview that I read that “the only thing dancing ballet prepares you for is being a ballet dancer, but then it’s so ridiculously difficult and physically demanding that everything after it — even writing novels — seems a little bit easier.” That may be so and I cannot say whether ballet dancing is a better preparation that any other for writing about the way relationships between people develop and change. For that is, at its heart, what this book is about. It’s also a book about the limits of human endurance, it’s a psychology book. Howrey has researched the novel extensively. She booked time in a sensory deprivation tank to see what micro-gravity and darkness feels like. It shows through in the book. As you read it you get a sense that its writer knows what she’s talking about; in fact, until I learned she had been a ballet dancer I would have said she was a physicist. I found the book captivating and found myself wondering whether the book was about a simulation or about the real trip. I called into Moruya Books last week (and as you know when I do that I cannot leave without relieving Janice of some of her stock) and I saw that she has copies of “The Wanderers” on her shelves

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Reading—history Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of 4 May 1918, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: INTERESTING SIGHT. – A somewhat interesBng and novel sight was on view in Campbell St. on Vol 16 September 15th 2017 Tuesday, when mill proprietor, Mr George Sly’s fine team of 14, mostly shod, well condiBoned 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27thup 2018 bullocks pulled in front of the “Examiner” Office. The bullocks were aGached to a wagon loaded with sawn Bmber for Kiora. FATAL ACCIDENT. – Deep sympathy was expressed for Mr. G. Hanscom on Thursday, when it became know that he had that morning received the sad news that his eldest son, Ollie, had been accidentally killed. It is surmised that he was riding a young horse at Kensington when the fatality occurred. The deceased’s brother, Godfred, at once leI for Sydney. REYNARD. – Mr. Charlie Stubbs was a severe poultry loser during the week through the depredaBons of that cunning fox, Reynard. It appears that on Monday night Mr. Stubbs’ fowl house at Gundary was visited and two fowls killed. On Tuesday night another couple were treated in a like manner, but on the third night Reynard eclipsed his previous tally of two by killing the record number of 19. The fowlhouse on Thursday morning presented the appearance of a shambles, and how the cunning animals – for there must have been more than one on this occasion – entered the yard it is difficult to imagine, as the wall was neGed to the height of 8I. Other poultry owners in the vicinity of West End, Gundary, should now be on the alert. RIVER DREDGING. – WE are pleased to report that the powers that be have at last placed one of their good sand-shiIing dredges in the Moruya River. This dredge (Latona) was for some Bme engaged in the Narooma harbour and subsequently at Bateman’s Bay. At present the Latona is opening up the channel opposite “Kissing Point” and taking the silt out to sea. AIer she has completed this work she will gradually work up the River, clearing the channel as far as the Steamer’s wharf. Su*on Veny Camp, Wiltshire, England, 7th March, ‘18 Dear friends, - It was with great pleasure I received your kind and thoughNul parcel which arrived on 4-3- ’18. I can assure you that I am extremely grateful, not only for the value of the present but for the spirit with which I know it was sent. I may add here that we had a splendid trip to England via the Panama Canal. We came to the Canal on the 25th November, it was a beauBful sight, on either side there are mountains upon mountains and the green vegetaBon is beauBful. On Christmas night we came to Plymouth Sound, England. Next day we disembarked at Devonport and were taken by train to SuGon Veny Camp. It is very cold over here, plenty of snow, slush and mud. We are geOng very well fed considering food is scarce. I am keeping in the best of health and will no doubt be in France by the Bme you receive this leGer. With kind regards to all from PTE. FRED CLARKE NERRIGUNDAH. – (From our Correspondent) At a public meeBng held in the School of Arts it was decided to form a cooperaBve company to establish a quartz crushing baGery at Nerrigundah, shares to the amount of £200 were applied for in the hall, and a commiGee appointed to draw up a prospectus. This is a move in the right direcBon and will supply what has been needed for many years. It is a well known fact that there are many reefs that will be worked again when the means of treaBng the stone is available, and it will also encourage prospecBng and may be the means of once more reviving gold-mining in the old Gulph.

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what’s on Braidwood

Daniel Champagne LIVE at The Smokey Horse Restaurant Jun 9th BRAIDWOOD- the young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of his generation' brings his Snap Shot world tour to The Smokey Horse for one night only June 9! Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

Limited tickets available here: The Smokey Horse is an exciting new restaurant space serving up a delicious food and music combination. On this particular night Nepali Curry Thali with vego and meat options. Check it out here S WHAT THE PRESS SAY.. “The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute showstopper.” The Firefly Column, USA “Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”

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what’s on—fishing Moruya River Some nice bream are being caught in the river at the moment mainly using prawns and squid for bait. Fish around the quarry wharf and Preddy’s wharf area. Flathead are caught up past the hospital all the way to Kiora bridge - a slow retrieved Vol being 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Volplastic 48 27th soft like the2018 squidgy fish 100mm silver fox should do the job for you. Tuross Flatties are being caught around the four ways using deep diving lures like the atomic hardz and Daiwa double clutches. Fish around the edge of the drop offs and use plenty of “S Factor” for best results. Bream are being caught in the oyster leases using both deep diving hard bodies and lightly weighted soft plastics like the pro lure yabbies. Whiting are hanging around the four ways - best bait for these guys is freshly pumped squirt worms or nippers. Rocks and Beaches Salmon and tailor are being caught all over our coast line, but the stand out areas seem to be airport beach and Congo down to Tuross. The best way to catch these fish is using a paternoster rig with a surf popper on the top and ganged pilchards on the bottom. Arma metal slices and brass twisties also work a treat with these fish. Some nice bream and flatties are being caught in the gutters along race course beach and up to Broulee - beach worms and mullet fillet are the best baits. Nice drummer, groper and squid are being caught off south heads and down around Bingie. For the divers there are good numbers of lobsters hiding in their holes so if you're after a great feed we have INSTORE locally made lobster pots. Offshore Good numbers of snapper and the occasional kingie are being caught out around the 50-60 metres of water off Pedro Point and down to Tuross. Try using tuna fillets , pilchards or lunds blue box calamari as bait. Flatties are being caught out off the wind sock in 25 metres of water, try using fish bait for these fish . Tight lines my friends and “remember every day’s a good day for fishing …” Team Tackle World Moruya

Swimming with the locals at Bar Beach, Narooma - posted by Karen McLellan of Oakleigh Farm Cottages

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Video provide courtesy of Oakleigh Farm Cottages. A single shot, 11 second video, uploaded to social media has done more to showcase the South East of NSW than a host of expensive tourism campaigns put together. The footage of a seal chasing lunch at Narooma has now gone viral around the world. With the recent inclusion of the video in the official Australia tourism site, and shared across their social media platforms the number of views of our star Narooma seal at Bar Beach is phenomenal. The video was captured by Karen McLellan of Oakleigh Farm Cottages - it was a matter of being in exactly the right pace at the right time and Karen captured the action perfectly. beagle weekly : Vol 51 May 18th, 2018


what’s on COMING OFF THE BACK OF BASSFRONT! May 19th The Waterfront Moruya presents Sydney Female Duo Indigo Starlight Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

This savvy duo have harnessed their funky and fresh charisma and capitalized by joining forces as a surprise new package to hit the Sydney nightclub scene. Drawing inspiration from artists and producers such as Pink, Lady Gaga and NERVO, these pocket rockets have always added a personalised touch to their music using their repertoire of talents which include lyric writing, vocals, piano, keyboard and guitar, which have been incorporated as a feature in their production and performances.

Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra (ARCO) Where: St Bernard’s Catholic Church, Batehaven When: Sunday 20 May, 3pm Cost: Adults $35, members and pensioners $30, school aged children free. Tickets available at the door or online. Adults accompanying school student/s will be admitted free in accordance with the South Coast Music Society’s aim of encouraging the love of fine music in young people. Eleven leading chamber soloists will present a spectacular programme of classical melodies spotlighting the classical wind and string instruments. ARCO’s concertmaster Rachael Beesley will be joined by principal violinist Jakob Lehmann from Berlin, Paris-based Deirdre Dowling teaming up with Simon Oswell on viola, along with cellist Natasha Kraemer and double bassist Kirsty McCahohn. Flautist Pablo Sosa del Rosario and bassoonist Takako Kunugi, both based in The Hague - will join the orchestra’s principal clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, augmented by natural horn specialists Anneke Scott from London and Graham Nichols. The ARCO Chamber Soloists will present two works for strings: Mozart’s Eine Ideine Nachtmusik and Beethoven’s Storm Quintet. It will also introduce two lesser-known works from the same period: an octet for winds and strings by German opera composer Peter von Winter and a wind quartet by Italian Vincenzo Gambaro. This programme is a wonderful opportunity to hear up close how the delicate qualities of the earlier wind instruments - the flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn - enhance the tonal breadth of the gut strings.

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gig guide

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28 April December 7th,@ 2017 May18th - Detour The Steampacket Hotel, Nellligen Vol 48 27th 2018 May 18th - Sol Duo playing JJ's @ The Marina May 18th - Terry Batu @ Batemans Bay Soldiers Club 18th May – Scott Stone @ Catalina Club May 18th - Karaoke at the Malua Bay Bowlo May 18th - Trainwreck at Moruya Golf Club May 18th - Free Live Music at The Quarterdeck Narooma May 18th - Joe Driscoll @ Club Narooma May 18th - The Weather Station @ Milton Theatre

May 19th - Terry Batu @ Batemans Bay Soldiers Club May 19th - Matt O'Brien at The Bayview Hotel May 19th – Sirenics @ Catalina Club May 19th - Klaus Tietz at Tomakin Sports and Social Club May 19th - The Waterfront Moruya presents Sydney Female Duo Indigo Starlight May 19th - Poetry Slam the Detour at the Tuross Head Country Club May 19th - Free Live Music at The Quarterdeck Narooma May 19th - Natalie @ Club Narooma May 19th - Joseph Tawadros @ Milton Theatre May 20th - Mark Dabin playing JJ's @ The Moorings May 20th - Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra @ St Bernard’s Church, Batehaven 3pm Stay up to date with all that’s on at

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what’s on: visit our local markets: Tuesdays: SAGE Farmers Market at Riverside Park, Moruya 3pm - 5:30pm Vol 16 September 15th 2017 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th 2018

Wednesdays: JJs Market Night at the Batemans Bay Marina once per month 3rd Wednesday

Thursdays: Bermagui Growers Market is held in the lee of the Bermagui Fishermen's Wharf, Thursday afternoon from 3pm to 6pm. Batemans Bay Markets at the Batemans Bay Community Centre, Museum Place. 11:30am til 2pm

Saturdays: Moruya Country Markets at Riverside Park, Moruya From 7:30am to 1:30pm Tilba Growers Market 8am to 12pm Central Tilba Hall Quota Club's Malua Bay Market is the first Saturday of Every Second Month (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) from 8-12.

Sundays: Marine Rescue @ Corrigans Beach Reserve - 1st Sunday 9-1pm Nelligen Markets—2nd Sunday 9:30 til 2pm Nelligen Mechanics Institute Dalmeny Meet The Makers Markets - 2nd Sun of month @ Dalmeny Community Hall 8.30am to 1pm. Rotary SUNDAY MARKETS @ Corrigans Beach Reserve - 3rd Sunday of the month 9-1pm For more info on Rotary Batemans Bay Sunday Market phone Neil Simpson on 0491117838 Narooma Rotary Markets - Last Sunday of the month and Easter Sunday - NATA Oval Narooma 9-1pm

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Featured Artist at The Gallery, Mogo: Dorothy Whiteman Following the very15th successful Vol 16 September 2017 “Found Objects” exhibition at The Gallery in Mogo, the next featured artist is Malua Bay 28 December 7th, 2017 artist Dorothy (Dot) Whiteman. Vol 48 April 27th 2018 Dot who is largely self taught, has painted and drawn most of her life. Working in oils, inks, acrylics and watercolour, art has been a journey of discovery for Dot. She says she really learnt to look at the subject during anatomical classes taken at East Sydney Tech and acquired the skills necessary to flesh out and finish a painting at a friend’s studio in Nowra. Her early interest in folk art led to her appreciation of design, pattern and form. Arriving in the Bay, Dot mainly practised plein air painting out-of-doors in front of the subject—and she often still does. Joining the experimental media classes run by the late Beth Monahan in 2014, Dot found a whole new way of using materials and looking at art. She says, “Beth’s classes opened up doors in art that I didn’t even know were there! It was exciting and allowed me to do whatever I wanted.” Dot also enjoys the immediacy of collage using found, natural objects such as shed snakeskin and leaves collected on walks out to Pretty Point Reserve to construct her artworks, or newspaper cuttings to build up a wry commentary on the art world. The Gallery features an array of pictures by Dot ranging from a large, black and orange geometric abstract painted on foil and a collage of handmade paper soaked in coffee of different strengths and torn into interesting shapes, appropriately titled ‘Coffee Time’ to a colourful ink study of a strutting cockerel, called ‘The Boss’. Dot also has glowing, acrylic paintings of forests, trees and the morning sky and an exquisite, little gem of a painting entitled “Abstract” where raw fibreglass strips and threads have been built up over a base of modelling paste imprinted with the trunk of a tree—the overall effect being very organic and conjures up the sense of an undisturbed forest floor. The playful side of Dot’s personality comes out in her small carvings in stone and wood of local wildlife and the occasional feline, which can be found in the main body of The Gallery. The Gallery is a co-operative venture of CABBI which is open to locallly based arts and crafts practitioners. People interested in finding out more about CABBI should drop in to The Gallery, Shop 2/52 Sydney Street (Princes Highway) Mogo or phone 02 4474 2243.

The Batemans Bay Makers and Growers Market brings together a diverse range of locally grown fresh food, baked goods and quality handmade items. It is held every Thursday in the Batemans Bay Community Centre from 11.30am - 2.00pm.

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Local woodworkers show their skills at Splinters Vol part 16 September 15th As of the River of 2017 Art 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 2018 festival, local27th makers will be showing off their woodworking skills at the Splinters exhibition in Moruya.

Now in its sixth year, the popular group show at the Mechanics Institute will exhibit a range of skills and techniques, from marquetry to handcrafted timber surfboards. Also on display will be works by local artists Raewyn Lawrence and John Rouch. Splinters Exhibition Friday 18th to Sunday 27th May Open: 10am – 4pm Mechanics Institute, Page St, Moruya

EFTAG Moruya Fashion Event SOLD OUT EFTAG members are busy preparing for next weekend's big Wearable Art Fashion Parade event. Once again the show promises some amazingly creative work this year's theme is Folklore and Fantasy. From a mix of everything from the super imaginative to beautifully crafted one -off everyday-wear garments, many will be for sale after the show. They look forward to seeing you there at St Marys Performing Arts Centre at 3pm on Sunday 20th May.

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As part of the River of Art programme,, the Old Courthouse Museum in Batmans Bay is hosting an introduction to taking close up studies, a macro photography workshop run by Ted Richards at the Old Vol 16 September 15thBatemans 2017 Courthouse Museum, Bay. No special equipment needed just bring your camera, plus a tripod if you have 28 April December 7th, 2017 Vol 48 27th one, but that's not2018 essential. From little things big things grow!!! Saturday May 19th 1012. Very limited numbers for individual attention. Book on 4472 1635 or at

Artisans Nest is ‘Revamping the Blues’. 16-23 May We are coming to realise that we should be recycling as much as we possibly can – cardboard, plastics, electronics – but what about our clothing? If you are interested in having your own unique look and at the same time contributing to the collective recycling effort, come along to the Artisans Nest Gallery in Bodalla. Here you will find some quite exquisite recycled, or as they are called ‘upcycled’, stylish garments made by members of the gallery As part of the River of Art Festival Artisans Nest is holding an exhibition called ‘Revamping the Blues’. As the name indicates, this exhibition will consist of all things blue, from denim to wonderful eco-dyed fabric made into beautiful garments and accessories. Gallery members are busy sewing to make this exhibition special and all pieces on display will be for sale. The exhibition runs from 16-23 May at the Gallery, 56 Prince Highway Bodalla. The Gallery is open from 10 am until 4 pm, seven days a week.

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Show Me the Money: essential skills for grant writing Andrew Gray from South East Arts will present a free arts funding workshop in Moruya to assist individuals and community groups to develop skills in accessing arts grant money. The workshop will15th cover skills, tips and techniques Vol 16 September 2017 28 April December 7th, Vol 48 27th 2018 required for writing any2017 grant application. The workshop will focus on funding rounds available through Create NSW, Country Arts Support Program (CASP), Australia Council for the Arts and Regional Arts NSW. Moruya Library Thursday 7 June 10.30am to 12pm Andrew will also be available for half-hour individual sessions from 1pm to 4pm to discuss CASP applications (closes 30 July). Free event. Booking essential - to register for the workshop and/or individual sessions

River of Art : Open Studio Beth’s Modern Art Group Seven artists who have been mentored by the late Beth Monahan will be opening their Studio for the River of Art. The seven artists, Susann Barr, John Curtain, Portia Dunn, Christine Edwards, Pam Edwards, Debra Smith and Dorothy Whiteman have very different artistic styles, culminating in a varied and interesting show of work. Collectively their art explores traditional, impressionistic, semi abstract and complete Dorothy Whiteman with 'Storm a Coming abstract themes, including resin art, so there’s something for everyone with this exhibition and art sale. ChrisBne Edwards with 'Colours of the Outback'

There will also be resin and wood craft available, cards and unframed paintings.

The Studio will be open on Saturday 19th May and Sunday 20th May from 10 am to 4pm at 4 Towrang Avenue, Surf Beach. Come along and meet the artists and enjoy the Open Studio vibe. Debra Smith with 'Magpies'

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