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MAY 2017 @ VMR BRIBIE

UNDER 8’S DAY

Marine Rescue Bribie Island displayed “Bribie 3” at the recent Under 8’s day at the Bribie Island State Primary School. Some 400 children clambered over “Bribie 3”, received stickers for their activity card and generally had a great day. Parents also showed interest and many questions on all sorts of topics were fielded in this annual event

vessel for the Pumicestone Passage. It is powered by a130hp Yamaha outboard, and is classed to carry 8 adults including at least 2 crew, has a top speed of 42 knots with a 150 litre fuel capacity and carries bottled water. It has a Lowrance Chartplotter, 2 x VHF Radios and 1 x 27Mhz Radio. It’s safety gear comprises an overboard container, fire extinguishers, 2 x EPIRBs, and a Medical Kit.

In the 2015-2016 financial year, VMR QLD rescue vessels put to sea 2384 times with the intention of helping someone.”

MAINTENANCE WORKING BEE AT VMR BASE

The Following was posted by Marine Rescue Qld coinciding with Volunteer Week earlier in May: Vice Commodore Liz Radajewski “controls” students climbing aboard Bribie 3. Squadron Secretary and crew Noel Wendt, can be seen on the opposite side, helping students off the boat.

Students queuing up to view Bribie 3. Bribie 3 is a 5.5 m RIB with a 2.3m beam and a draught of 0.6m making it an ideal

“The job of maritime search & rescue is often not a pretty one. Whilst most people are at home asleep in bed, often our volunteers are out in the middle of the night, with no recognition or TV cameras around, conducting rescues and searches. Sometimes these searches are out of sight of land. Often they are undertaken in atrocious weather conditions where even helicopters don’t fly. For this reason, many tragic searches either fail to make the news or get very little mainstream media air time. Even when all hope of finding someone alive has been lost, marine rescue volunteers will press on in the hope of recovering a loved one to give closure to a family they have never met. Despite this difficult work, we have members who have completed more than 35 years of service.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES EXPO 15 OCT 2017

Lock in the date Sunday 15th October 2017 for another fantastic Emergency Services EXPO to be held between 10am and 2pm at the VMR Base, Sylvan Beach, with teams from Qld Police and Water

Police, Qld Ambulance, Qld Fire and Rescue, Rural Fire, MRBC, SES, VMR, Coast Guard, Marine Safety Qld, Surf Life Saving, Red Cross, St Johns Ambulance, Energex, Parks and Wildlife, Defence Recruiting and much, much more.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE EXERCISE AT SPINNAKER SOUND MARINA Members of VMR Bribie Island, Commodore Nathan Gundy, Vice Commodore, Liz Radajewski, Training Coordinator Alan Tranter along with members of QFES including Station Officer Wayne Brown, Captain Bribie Island Fire and Rescue Josh Clare, along with Benjamin Hansell, Operations Manager, Spinnaker Sound Marina, and staff, undertook an exercise designed to improve the initial emergency response to an incident at the marina, and subsequent response with operational crews from Bribie Fire and Rescue.

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There is still a few vacant spots on the free workshop on Local Boating Knowledge at the Base on 18th June 2017 commencing at 2pm. You can make a booking by ringing the Base on 3408 7596

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This is the first of a series of free educational workshops, watch future editions of The Bribie Islander for further information.

Fire & Rescue staff transported by Bribie One.

The use of the VMR resources as assets, should an incident occur in the marina was of great benefit enabling fire crew exposure to firefighting from a vessel (BRIBIE ONE) Site specific hazards were identified when vessels become involved in fire and members concentrated on safety aspects, vessel types and construction, on site specialist knowledge and possible environmental considerations/issues should an incident occur within Spinnaker Sound Marina. Follow up training will include working in partnership with Spinnaker Marina and on-water drills with VMR to review/ improve firefighting from VMR vessels. This exercise demonstrates another example in which VMR Bribie Island’s assets and resources are utilised to support Emergency Services agencies within the community.

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Coxswain Gary Voss and Senior Crew Bill Stainton pin Peter Paschke’s Competent Crew epaulettes on.

Own a Boat? You can join VMR Bribie Island online at www.vmrbribie.com, phone (07) 3408 7596 or call in person at Marine Parade Bellara, and enjoy many benefits including: • breakdown assistance. • vessel & contact details recorded in our database in case of emergency;

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and Coast Care and was involved in revegetation programs on various parts of the island. When Village Road Show used a part of Bribie Island as the setting for their movie, “The Great Raid,” they paid the nursery $6,000 to re- vegetate the area that they had used. ‘This was the first money that we had’ said WAG Treasurer Ann Ward. ‘The next was when we were involved in supplying plants for the Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club,’ she added.

Alex, Helen, Ann, Brenda, Betty and John all enjoy their days at the nursery Usually a combination of letters that is used as a nickname or shortened description is specific to only one particular subject or item. However, an example of when this is not the case is in the letters WAG which, although normally used when referring to the wives and girlfriends of famous sportsmen, is representative of something completely different here on Bribie Island. Situated at 208 First Avenue in the same area as the Orchid House and the Bribie Island Butterfly House is the Community Nursery which is operated by the Wallum Action Group or WAG for short. The nursery was started in 1990 by then councillors Karen Sullivan and Benny Leapa and associated with Greening Australia. WAG President John Ward, who joined the nursery in 1991, explained that at first there were no benches and everything sat on the floor. ‘All the plants were in tin cans or cups,’ John told me. ‘We eventually got

wooden benches erected and they were good for a while but they ended up rotting. If there is something needed we make it ourselves and now all the benches are metal and long lasting,’ he said.

The Wallum Action Group Community Nursery is a financially independent organisation that is operated solely by volunteers and raises fund by selling plants from the public. All profits from sales are used to fund local projects throughout the community and in the past the group has donated to many causes. As well as donating $4,500 toward air conditioning for two classrooms at the high school and supplying turf for around the Scout hut, they have also helped organisations such as VMR, the Surf Club and the Girl Guides. Each year WAG makes a donation to

Camp Quality when they hold their picnic at Brennan Park and John told me that the amount donated in 2016 was $15,000. ‘Another worthy cause that we assist with is the Diabetes Association,’ said John. ‘There is a machine that children with diabetes can use that eliminates the need for frequent injections and we have bought five or six so far. They cost $9,500 each,’ he added. Both Ann and John paid tribute to the wonderful group of volunteers that help to run the nursery and they informed me that at the moment there are about twenty two people who offer their services on a regular basis. As well as coming to the nursery to purchase plants, at times people bring plants to in to donate or for John to identify. The Wallum Action Group Community Nursery is open for business Monday to Friday from 8am to 11am and closed on weekends. If anyone would like more information about either volunteering or even donating plants to the nursery, John can be contacted on 0407 699953.

When I asked John about the name of the group, John explained that Wallum is an area that stretches from New South Wales up the coast and means a sandy area with a high water table and low nutrients. ‘This combination results in the growth of some very unique plants,’ John said. ‘An example of this is the LEPTO Spernum and the variety known as Whiteii has been identified as being a plant that is responsible for beautiful Manuca honey. As a matter of fact, Capillano get this from an area on the island,’ he said. Because the nursery was not allowed to sell to the public for some years, it relied on grants from the National Heritage Trust

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viable option would be to seriously consider a good quality oil filled electric heater.

Let me make it very clear, the cold weather and I are sworn enemies and have been for many years so it should not be a surprise to anyone that I am reasonably conversant with the pros and cons regarding the various types of heating that is available for domestic use. This being the case and with winter upon us, I thought it appropriate for me to write a short advisory comparison for those of you who are in the market for a new heater. I have lost count of the amount of times that I have heard someone say something like, “I just have a little electric heater, it’s only two bars so it doesn’t cost much to run and it keeps me warm.” Well, yes it will keep you warm as long as you sit close to it and the space you are in is small. However, as far as it being cheap to run, that’s only true if you are comparing it to a heater with more bars. If your needs dictate having a portable electric heater, perhaps because you are only renting the premises, then the most

The next and quite popular option is to install a gas heater. Probably more popular in areas that are serviced by gas lines, gas heaters can be very efficient and reasonably good value for money although the price of gas has certainly incurred a dramatic increase in recent times. However, these heaters do produce small amounts of waste products and that includes carbon monoxide among other gasses and also water vapour which then results in condensation and mould. The way to virtually eliminate these problems is to choose a flued product which directs the waste to the exterior and so is therefore safer but on the down side, can also result in a certain amount of heat loss. The third method of keeping warm is, subject to certain criteria, the most cost effective and versatile heating option available to householders and that is reverse cycle air conditioning. The main factors to be considered when deciding whether to go with this option, (and this also applies to having a gas heater installed) are how often you use a heater and do you intend selling your house within the next few years. If you are selling then the installation cost will negate any benefit you would get in power saving. There are two types of reverse cycle air conditioning available,

one of which is a wall mounted unit with an outside compressor or, and this is the best choice if you wish to direct heat to the majority of the building, a ducted system with a compressor either outside or in the ceiling. With a dramatic increase in the number of home owners taking advantage of solar power, reverse cycle is becoming the most popular choice for many and, considering that it has already been proven to be the cheapest electric heating option available, those who have the advantage of solar power are saving a considerable amount each winter compared to those who are wasting their hard earned dollars on running bar heaters.

account the area that has to be heated by actually measuring each room, decide on how long you will own the house and, just as a side issue, if your choice of heating is run by electricity you would be wise to think seriously about the advantages of a good quality solar installation. Always seek the advice of your local product retailer as to which heating option will best suit your needs and on a final note, always close off rooms that you are not using as this will mean that heat will remain in the areas that you wish to keep nice and cosy. Stay warm this winter readers.

There is one more option that I should mention and this is one that many people who grew up in the country or in very cold climates would be very familiar with. Yes, I’m talking about either a wood stove or a fireplace. Obviously, once installed, this is a very economical form of heating but this also comes with some issues to be considered. Whilst wood is comparatively cheap, finding a suitable area to store a supply and keep it dry can create a problem and, if you have a large house, it is unlikely that you will be able to provide heat to as many rooms as you would like to. Obviously, when considering any of the above options, you should take into

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MINI MASTERPIECES A MAJOR SUCCESS With entries in the Mini Masterpieces fundraiser arriving from artists right across the region and in many different mediums, exhibition Curator Kate Goulding believes that the auction on June 11th will be a fun filled and lively event. Now in its second year, the Mini Masterpieces which are on a six inch square will be on display in the Mathew Flinders Gallery at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre from May 30th until June 11th. Proceeds from the auction will be put toward the upkeep of the gallery and Kate said that she is hoping to well and truly exceed the amount of $700 that was raised at the 2016 event. ‘These Minis are a very popular art form and can find a place in any home,’ Kate said. ‘I would advise everyone to come along to the auction on June 11th and pick up a bargain,’ she added.

Carol, Carol and Kate with Mini Masterpiece entries

Art lovers should not be dismayed if they are unable to attend on the day because, if this is the case, they are able to register at the front desk of the centre for a bid in the concurrent silent auction to be held. Bids can be registered any time after May 30th. Anyone requiring further information about the Mini Masterpieces can contact the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on 3408 9288.

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By Barry Clark- Bribie Island Historical Society

WAR RELIC was HOLIDAY HOME on Bribie Barry Clark – Bribie Island Historical Society There were several defensive installations throughout Moreton Bay which are shown on the diagram. After the war the military equipment was removed but the structures remained. There were 5 rooms in the Control room building, for various equipment and wartime observation activities, plus a toilet for the Officers and another for the ratings. The layout and use of the rooms during the war years is shown on the diagram. Further back from the sea was the accommodation camp for about 40 servicemen plus various other military structures. The only other building that has survived is one of the Generator rooms which is still visible in Rotary Park.

1. Diagram of Defence installation during WW2 We have recently been contacted by a lady from Brisbane with wonderful childhood memories of living in one of the Fort Skirmish Military buildings at Woorim. It is one of only 2 remaining building in the area of Rotary Park, which is soon to have informative signs erected and improvements carried out. The structure is known as RAN 4 and was the Control Room for submarine detection cable laid on the sea floor, across to Stradbroke island to detect and destroy enemy ships.

Soon after the war the submarine cables were recovered and most buildings were removed or lost in the shifting sand dunes. By 1953 the RAN 4 Control Room was almost out of sight under the sand.

2. In 1953 it was almost buried, before the Olsen family moved in

Bribie Island was still quite remote in those days with only a car ferry from the mainland to the island, and a population of about 400 people.

Between 1948 and 1953 the Control room structure was used as a “weekender” by Brisbane butchers Bertha and Ern Koppe under a special lease. They installed double bunks and turned the Loop, Wireless and Observation rooms into bedrooms, and the Artificers Workshop became the kitchen.

The road across the island was rough and basic and there was only a sandy track from the Hotel north to the Control room. Other families also leased Gun Emplacement structures opposite Fourth Avenue, and Leanne and Viv Daddo had use of the tiny Generator room still standing in Rotary Park.

The lease was taken over by Ray and Joan Craft who continued to use it as a weekender until 1958. They installed a wood stove, but were unable to leave anything at all in the building when they were not there as it had no windows and was not secure.

Everything required for the holiday visits had to be carried in and taken back home afterwards.

On 12th March 1958 Frank and Oral Olsen took over the lease of RAN4 Control room and continued to use it as a holiday home for the next eleven years until end January 1969. By 1970 the building was so broken down and unsafe that it could no longer be used. Helga Newmann (nee Olsen) recently wrote the following letter to the Historical Society with her memories of those days, and provided a diagram of how they used the rooms as a home.

3. Military use of rooms during the War

4. Rooms as Holiday home for Olsen family 1958 to 1969

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My memories of holidaying at “The Fort” Bribie Island Between March 1958 and January 1969 my family (parents and five children) holidayed at various times (school holidays) at Bribie Island staying in “The Fort” leased by my Uncle Francis Lloyd Olsen (Frank Olsen). We would catch the barge over from Toorbul Point to Bribie Island then drive across the island towards the ocean beach. The road in to the fort was only a poorly

maintained sandy track through the bush. First thing when we arrived Dad started the windmill so we could have water and got the kerosene refrigerator going. There was no electricity so we used primus lanterns for lights, a kerosene refrigerator and a wood stove. I don’t remember stockpiles of wood for the stove so maybe we had some other means of cooking but I don’t recall. Maybe a primus stove.

The windows would have had bars but I don’t recall whether there was glass in them. The sand dunes actually came right up under the windows (within a foot of the windows) on the beach side. People used to wander along the beach and stop to look in the window. Many a time you’d surprise somebody looking in at you. We used to swim and fish in the surf right in front of the fort. We also did lots

of walking going to some of the inland lagoons. It was wonderful at night to lie in bed and listen to the only sound – the ocean breaking on the shore – and shadowy figures walking past the doorway when Mum and Dad passed with a lantern. Helga Newmann (nee Olsen) Brisbane Qld, April 2017

SAVING OUR WAR HISTORY work is scheduled to take place soon and it must be hoped that this will raise public awareness and respect for these important historical relics.

5. Control room before Rotary Restoration in 1996 After 1970 the Control Room building continued to deteriorate and became extensively vandalised over the next 25 years, until in 1996 the newly formed Rotary Club of Bribie Island initiated a Project to refurbish the building. Volunteers worked for many months inputting thousands of volunteer hours to uncover the building, clean and paint the interior rooms and external structure. When completed it was almost as good as new and was positioned just above the high water mark. Despite the efforts of Rotary there was no interest by State or Council to provide adequate protection or signage. In subsequent years king tides and storm surges eroded the protective sand dune

7. After Rotary restoration vandals struck again in 200

For more than a decade the Historical Society have urged State Government to recognise the almost complete loss of World War 2 structures at Fort Bribie on the north of the island. There are now very few remaining structures remaining intact. I have recently taken 40 people as one of Councils Public programs, to see the inside of the Control Room and appreciate the role of Bribie Island in WW2. The interior is rapidly deteriorating due extensive concrete cancer, and its ultimate collapse seems inevitable. Such a pity. It was lovely to hear from Helga (nee Olsen) with her memories of many exciting holidays with her family, living in an empty concrete bunker on the water’s

9. Protective Sandbags after storms of 2011 edge ….a million dollar location. We should all be reflecting on just how close Australia came to being invaded during the war, and the strategic role of the buildings and those who served on Bribie Island during those challenging years.

8. Storm erosion in 2011 almost claims Control room in front of the Control Room, and vandals continued to break into the building and deface the restoration work. A major storm surge in 2011 removed large quantities of sand and seriously undermined the structure until it was almost lost. Council were then required to construct a large sand bag protective wall around the building, which now sticks out over the beach and is washed by the daily tide.

6. Restoration work by Rotary volunteers in 1996/7

Bribie Island Rotary Club have urged Council for many years to recognise the significance of these structures and to improve the facilities in Rotary Park and erect their informative signage . This

10. What it looks like inside today

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BUSY FINGERS WHERE DOES YOUR GENEROSITY GO? residents, it may even be beneficial to your life later on. I will be keeping in touch with the village’s physiotherapist and will keep you posted when I have some great stories to share, as I am sure there will be many.

Why is Senior Exercise so important? The amount of muscular mass decreases about 40 % by the age of 70 and a significant decrease can be seen after 50 years of age. Inactivity causes rapid changes in muscular strength, 3-5% decrease per day in the first week for those patients who are in bed rest. After a regular exercising period you can expect increased muscle strength for daily activities, and benefits for incontinence and mental health. Muscle weakness is the single most important reason for falls and affects the quality of life for the elderly. The good news is that having adequate fitness equipment, seniors can safely train to get the strength they need.

We are always pleased to be able to support the Bribie Island Retirement Village, who care for up to 130 low and high care residents. With your support we were able to supply a 21 seater bus, which enables the staff to take residents out and about, as well as arranging outings for those able to travel, enhancing quality of life for all.

Recently, we have been able to secure some HUR fitness equipment that works on air pressure, so it creates a very Soft Toysgentle, yet challenging exercise program

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We were so pleased to help the village obtain this equipment; their physiotherapist has been monitoring results from other centres using this equipment and advised that he was extremely pleased with the results. It has helped restore quality of life to many participants including those with post stroke problems, Parkinson’s disease and even 96 year olds with fractured legs. The oldest participant he has encountered is 102!

that strengthens without the high risk of injury, resulting in a safer, more effective exercise program for a wider range of people including seniors, children and disabled. Ageing populations set new requirements for efficient and cost effective ways of taking care of our senior citizens. Life expectancy in Australia is the second longest after Japan, so it is crucial to make sure that our elderly has the strength they need for daily activities, to ensure they maintain their independence for as long as possible. Independence is important to everyone, and the longer you can remain in your own home, surrounded by the belongings filled with memories that you have collected over the years, is not only beneficial for your quality of life but also for the peace of mind of your loved ones.

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By Neil Wilson

Doug Fielding’s classic restoration If you ignore the lack of a decent breeze for the sail powered entrants, the weather for the 19th annual Classic Boat Regatta on the last weekend in May was picture perfect. The few people that I spoke to all praised the organisers and told me that this was an event on the calendar that they looked forward to each year. Gold Coast boat builder and classic boat enthusiast Doug Fielding explained that this was his third time at the event. ‘I

came here for the first time in 2010 and although I don’t get every year due to work commitments, I will keep coming back whenever I can,’ said Doug. ‘It is always good to catch up with the others and sometimes discuss ideas on restorations with them. We also enjoy coming to Bribie and really wish we could stay a bit longer,’ he added. Doug’s entry in this year’s regatta was his beautifully restored wooden open hull tender that was one of three that were originally built in Sydney to be used as service tenders for the Botany Bay Sailing Boat Club. At just over six metres in length, the tender is powered by a 202 Holden motor and Doug told me that he fully restored it after buying the vessel in 2010. ‘I had to replace all of the left side and redesigned some of the interior,’ said Doug. ‘The only part that is not timber is the floor which is made from composite foam in an effort to keep

the weight down,’ he said. As well as his visits to Bribie Island, Doug has also shown off his pride and joy at the Wooden Boat Festival in Tasmania and intends to attend the Wooden Boat Show in Sydney next year. At his business, Regatta Marine, Doug specialises in restoration work and he told me that as well as the tender, he has a couple of other projects on the go. On the Sunday, boats of all types and age presented quite a spectacle as they lined up on the foreshore at Sylvan Beach for the public to view and have a chat to the owners. As the weather was so good, many interested people attended and, as well as being able to inspect the boats that were in the regatta, they were able to satisfy their hunger with the tasty burgers and sandwiches from the Vietnam Veterans stand. To keep everyone entertained, the Mullet Gut String Band set the mood with a mixture of well known sea shanties and

The boats lined up along the foreshore bush music. Yacht Club Vice-Commodore Doug Wilson told me that he felt that the whole weekend had been a success and made special mention of how good the Saturday evening dinner at the Bribie Island Hotel had been. After such a great weekend, I’m sure that there are many who are already looking forward to the 20th annual Classic Boat Regatta.

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They then return to the centre in Sydney for training until 24 months old. During this period they will learn different skills to be able to help their new owner live an independent life.

Assistance dogs provide freedom and independence to people with disabilities. These dogs support people with physical disabilities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. It was founded in 1996 which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities. It’s a free service to the person. Some of the disabilities are cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and people who are wheel chaired bound due to accidents and are paraplegic and quadriplegic. It takes two years to train a dog and costs over $30,000 per dog. Training an Assistance Dog Puppies are fostered to homes where they stay there until 12 months old. Cost of rearing them is provided by the organisation which includes food and vet bills. Foster family are able to take the puppies everywhere to

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Training is based on the type of person they will be matched with and so the learning style is unique to each and every dog. Owners in wheelchairs will depend on their dogs to retrieve dropped items, open and close doors and fridges, push buttons on pedestrian crossings, hand money to cashiers in shops. Owners with post-traumatic stress disorders, dogs are trained to recognise signals of anxiety, wake them up from night terrors and to stay focus on their owners. They are then matched with a suitable candidate and live with them until retirement at 8 – 10 years. After retirement they usually live with the owner’s family or a friend. Once an assistance dog always an assistance dog it cannot be trained out of them. Happy Training, Yvonne

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Mulching is a good idea, but think about a mulch heap from a dog’s point of view. It probably looks like a great big mound of playtime and lollies! As scavengers, dogs are prone to eating any old rotting thing they find, then ask for more. Their stomachs are adapted to eating rotting food and they do not often get sick, but mulch heaps contain other sorts of dangers. Apart from the usual poisoning dangers such as onions, garlic and

grapes, some mulchable items can cause gut blockages if eaten by our dogs or our cats. Woody seeds and cores of a certain size pose a real danger because these are not broken down by gut acids inside your pet’s body. The worst items are: corn cobs, peach seeds and macadamia nuts. They are just the right size to be swallowed whole and get stuck, creating a blockage. The dog or cat will become very depressed, with severe gut pain, passing no feces, and vomiting commences as the whole gut shuts down. Part of the gut dies around the blockage and a surgery is required… but the problem would seem so preventable! Careful mulching is the answer. Place all mulch inside of a barrel. Barrels designed for the purpose can be purchased with a handle for easy mulch turning. As an added safe guard, do not add high risk items (such as corn cobs, peach seeds and macadamia nuts) to your mulch.

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Gary also trained in martial arts which resulted in him reaching the qualification of 2nd Dan black belt in Tai Kwan Do and he only missed out in competing in the world championships due to a technicality. Interestingly, Gary was a member of the Geelong Cross Country Club amongst well known runners such as the unstoppable Cliff Young. The next few years saw Sharon and Gary move to Queensland and this was the start of some interesting times for them both in the athletic arena. Sharon, as I have mentioned, achieved as an ultrarunner and Gary began to produce record breaking times. In 1986, Gary entered the Moreton Bay Marathon, a long distance event which began at Queen Street in Brisbane and, after entrants had ran all the way to Scarborough, they were required to then return as far as Redcliffe to cross the finish line. ‘I was on Oxley Avenue just before Scarborough and doing really well, I was thinking that I had a really good chance,’ said Gary. ‘Just as I got to the corner of Oxley Avenue and Shield Street, I was run down by a 68 year old woman in a fuel injected Laser. She went over me and then rolled back off and when she got out she told me that runners shouldn’t be on the road,’ he added.

Gary arriving in Darwin during his around Australia run I very much doubt that are many local residents who are not familiar with the name Gary Parsons, providing they have been here for more than two years. It would also be fair to say that most of those who know his name, but have not had the opportunity to engage him in a lengthy conversation as I had the chance to do last month, would only associate that name with the seemingly tireless and community spirited guy that held ther position of Division One Councillor from 2002 until he retired at the last election due to health problems. What many people in the local community do not know is that, as well as someone who is recognised for his hard work as a councillor, Gary is also a record breaking athlete, having completed long distance runs along the Birdsville Track, across the Simpson Desert and even around Australia. Born in the Melbourne suburb of Glenhuntly, Gary spent his childhood years with his family at their home in the Dandenong Ranges, an area well known for bushfires in the summer and snow in the winter. Gary describes it as a great place for a kid to grow up. ‘I remember that we used to have deliveries by the baker and the ice man and we walked about three miles to school,’ Gary told me. ‘We also used to have fresh fruit and vegetables delivered by horse and cart. During his years at school, Gary became

a keen competitor in cross country events and this was to set the pattern for his achievements as an athlete in years to come. When the time came for Gary to decide on a career, he decided that he would like to become a commercial artist but, because this idea met with strong disapproval from his father, he found work with the Metropolitan Tramways Board as a Depot Masters Clerk. After a period of time, he transferred to the head office to take on the position of Rosters Clerk and had the responsibility of drawing up the rosters for trams and their crews. During this early part of his adult life, Gary had met his wife Sharon and had begun entering athletic events such as the Pro track competitions in summer and cross country races in the winter. Of course, as you would expect, as well as being of great encouragement to Gary, Sharon began to develop her own athletic skills and this would eventually lead to her being a successful ultra-runner. ‘In those times, I competed well but it always seemed that, if they were paying for fourth place, I would come in fifth,’ Gary said when talking about his early times as an athlete. Being someone who looks upon staying healthy and completely fit, as well as spending time as a competitive runner,

This tragedy resulted in Gary having a broken tibia and fibia and, as was later discovered, a broken ankle and the specialist told him that he would never be able to run again. ‘He said that I had better think about taking up Scrabble or darts and to me, that was like waving a red rag at a bull,’ Gary explained. Suffice to say, after a lengthy period which resulted in several sets of worn out crutches, Gary began to prove the doctor wrong and, although he wasn’t able to produce the times that he previously achieved, through having the right attitude and the unwavering support of his wife Sharon, he took on ultra-running and used this as a way to raise money for charity. Earlier I mentioned that Gary had wanted to be a commercial artist and I suppose this was why he had a love of drafting which resulted in him entering the building industry and working on projects for successful businessmen such as Graham (Screw) Turner of Flight Centre fame. At this time Sharon and Gary were living in Caboolture and raising their four children. One day Sharon found Gary contemplating a map of Australia and, after some more discussion and planning, the decision was made for Gary to attempt an around Australia run.

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now come when the only way to alleviate the ongoing pain and wear on the joint was for doctors to permanently fuse it together. Now time to consider the future, Gary began to think about politics and, although his initial campaign for election went well, he failed in the attempt and, acting on the prompt of a local resident, successfully contested the Council election. Gary explained that the eventual amalgamation was the best thing that ever happened as this resulted in a great increase in available funds for much needed projects. ‘Before the amalgamation there was not one really notable achievement that I know of,’ Gary said. ‘Once it happened I was able to start achieving improvements in my division including the flood proofing in Bellara. Although it was all underground and not really noticeable, we spent quite a few million dollars on that,’ he told me. Gary believes that his most successful accomplishment during his time in the job was creating master plans for the improvement of each area. ‘I think that another much needed improvement was completing the paths that now allow bike access all over the island and even to Ningi,’ Gary pointed out. He also stressed how much of an important role Sharon has played in his life, both when an athlete and during his time in Council and said that without her support, he could never have achieved his goals. A rather concerning health scare resulted in Gary making the decision not to contest his role at the next election and of course, as we know, this aw the election of our new Division One Councillor, Brooke Savige. Since retiring from Council, Gary still becomes involved in helping people when they ask for his assistance in solving a problem that they might have, either with Council or other personal situations. His other passion is the Bribie Island and District Community Appeal Inc (BIDCA) an organisation founded by his wife Sharon and dedicated to providing funds to assist local causes. BIDCA runs a market in Brennan Park on the 3rd Sunday of each month and has been instrumental in providing funding to schools, the VMR and other projects. Martial arts exponent, record breaking athlete, long serving Councillor and extraordinarily dedicated supporter of those who need a bit of help, Gary Parsons is just another fine example of why the Bribie Island community is envied by those who live elsewhere.

The run was commenced on Anzac Day in 1999 and as well as being an attempt to break the world record, was also to raise money for Legacy, an organisation that is best described as Aussies helping Aussies. The world record for this challenging run was 17,071kms and had been set by American Robert Sweetgall in 1999. Gary ran into the record books when he arrived back in Brisbane on Australia Day 2000 having run a total of 19,030.3kms and been on the road for 274 days and 8 minutes. As a result of Gary’s many long distance runs, his previously broken ankle had suffered immensely and the time had

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in membership and new committee members resulted in the name being changed to the Bribie Island Indoor Bowls Club Inc in 1979. After lengthy and dedicated fundraising by members and some assistance from Council and the Queensland Government, the club moved to their own current premises on First Avenue at Bongaree and Games Director Roy Bradford told me that there are about 20 members at present.

Caption: Club Patrons Alma Allen and Emma Stitt

It is only natural that if a club which was founded over forty six years ago still has any of the original members, they would be of a very senior age, and this is certainly the case at The Bribie Island Indoor Bowls Club Inc. In fact, as well as original member and club Patron Alma Allen reaching the wonderful age of ninety nine this month, her fellow Patron Emma Stitt, a member since 1991 and still playing bowls, is ninety five and there is also another club member who is over ninety.

The hall owned by the club is spacious, has very good lighting, and in 2015, a new kitchen and a much needed new air conditioning unit were installed. The club hosts a monthly competition which is attended by teams from other areas including Maleny, Deception Bay and Arana Hills. Club games are played at the hall each week from Tuesday to Friday, some during the day and some in the evening. ‘New members are always welcome,’ Roy Bradford said. ‘If there is someone, either a novice or perhaps an experienced outdoor bowler, who would like to come along and try out indoor bowls, they are able to play three games free of charge,’ he explained. Anyone interested in trying the sport of indoor bowls should call the club hall on 3408 0177, contact Club President Margaret Dunn on 0428 713300 or Vice President Bruce Hennessy on 0407 133000 for more information.

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WONDERFUL IN WINTER SENSATIONAL IN SUMMER

By Neil Wilson

As hard to believe as it is considering their popularity and versatility in the kitchen as well as the ability to produce great tasting fruit all year round in certain climates, tomato plants were originally thought to be poisonous due to them being a member of the nightshade family. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, degrees of sweetness and even more than just one colour, tomatoes can be added to so many summer and winter dishes and are rich in vitamins A and C as well as containing useful amounts of potassium, manganese and folate. They are also a source of the potent antioxidant, lycopene which is regarded as helping to prevent cancer and heart disease. Growing your own tomatoes is a relatively simple yet very rewarding procedure providing you follow some simple guidelines. Firstly, climate must be taken into consideration though, in this neck of the woods, it’s relevance is not so important due to our subtropical climate. The only time that care must be taken to protect your crop from the weather is during the hottest months because, although tomatoes do require between six and eight hours of sun each day, if not protected, they can get sunburn and this results in wilting and even yellowing of the plants. A good idea is to make a tent like structure from shadecloth which will act as a filter. The next step in preparing to grow these tasty red bundles of goodness is to prepare the ground where they will be planted. Ideally, the garden should be in a sheltered position and the beds should be of free draining and fertile soil. For the best results I would suggest preparing the bed at least one month prior to planting time by mixing in some really good compost, some pelletised fowl manure and also straw mulch. As a way of ensuring that the soil is not calcium deficient, it is a good idea to add about one handful

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of lime for each plant of the intended crop. Calcium deficiency is the main reason that plants develop a nasty little disease known as blossom end rot As there so many choices of tomato varieties, it is always a good idea to make your selection of the type you wish to grow based on the main way that the fruit will be put to use. As a general rule of thumb, if you are planting with the intention of them being used mainly in salads, a good choice would be to grow cherry tomatoes because of their excellent flavour. If the tomatoes will be harvested during the cooler months and used in hot dishes or for sandwiches, one of the full sized varieties would be ideal and my preference would be the beefsteak variety. Now for the final decision prior to planting and that is, seed or seedling. In some ways this will depend on the

length of time before you wish to enjoy your crop and also whether it is winter or summer. A wise idea would be to consult your local garden centre before making this choice. If you choose to go with seedlings, they should be planted deep in the soil as far as the lowest proper leaves because they always root from the stalk. Doing this will ensure that the plant is tough and will grow well. Of course, as well as in a garden bed, tomatoes can be grown in a large pot or even a hanging basket depending on the variety. Always water in the plants well immediately following planting and then, as a way of assisting the retention of moisture, lay down a thin mulch around the plants. Tomatoes require a regular supply of water so never let them go without water for a few days. They will also need additional feeding after the first month and this is best achieved by using a soluble fertiliser that is designed for fruit and flowers. You should always apply at the recommended rate and do this about every three weeks or, if you are watering more often due to hat weather, every two weeks would be advisable. Should you decide to grow from seeds, you need to keep in mind the fact that the seeds will need warmth to germinate so outdoors is ideal in the warmer months but, if winter is approaching, sowing the seeds in pots will be necessary to ensure that you end up with healthy plants. Keep the pots in a warm and sunny place indoors until the seedlings are over 10cm tall and ready to be transplanted. When planting the seeds, tickle the top of the soil with your fingers and then sprinkle the seeds over the top. Add a

bit more soil to cover then give them just enough water to keep the soil damp but not too wet. There are quite a few pests and diseases associated with tomato plants and most bugs can be picked off by hand or, alternately you can spray them with a mixture of detergent and water. If the plants do wilt and die and you are sure that they have been getting enough water, they might be infected with a serious wilting disease and these diseases stay in the ground for a very long time. If this is the case, you should make sure that you plant your next crop in an area that is away from this section. If you suspect that your tomatoes are being attacked by fruit fly, use fruit fly baits and, should you need to control caterpillars, spray with horticultural soap. A good tip for watering is to always do this in the morning when it is cool and never wet the foliage before sunset as this encourages mildew. Although I have never tried this, some experienced gardeners advise planting some basil with your tomatoes as they apparently act as companions and encourage each other’s growth. The tomato is a wonderful example of home grown food as it is fresh, tasty and nutritious. Also, if you end up with more than you can eat, you can dry, freeze or bottle the surplus and have a year round supply. Keeping in mind that our climate allows us to grow tomatoes all year round and that your plants will take longer to grow in the Winter, now would be a perfect time to start preparing to produce your very own crop of tasty tomatoes for the family to enjoy.


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HELLO TO ALL OYSTER GARDENERS Recycling oyster shells to generate substrate for shellfish reef restoration is becoming more accepted in Australia, for example, see the latest from Melbourne... http://www.abc.net.au/news/201705-18/war-on-waste-recycling-shellsfrom-your-plate/853 3652 The Victorians stole our thunder a little, but better late than never ! Thanks to the MBRC, Pumicestone Passage Restocking Association and some much needed help from oyster gardener Steve White, we will be up and running soon at the Oyster Recycling Centre at Ningi Transfer station with a carport installed

and plumbed into the rainwater tank so we have an on site water supply. Signage is also being arranged by the MBRC so we are making good progress. I am approaching local resturants now to

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EASTERN BLUE-TONGUED SKINK (BLUE-TONGUED LIZARD)

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Tiligua scincoides Blue-tongued Skink when alarmed Eastern Blue-tongued Skinks are common lizards living on Bribie Island. They are mostly seen in bushland and in suburban gardens in leaf litter or mulch. Their movement is slow and often when observed are lying perfectly still. When disturbed they raise their heads, open their mouths, expose their blue tongues and hiss in a frightening manner. This is mainly bluff as they seldom bite and are not poisonous. The skin pattern is varied but mostly forms some sort of banded pattern. Their head is large and triangular. Legs are short and they have dumpy, fat tails where water and food are stored for a rainy day. If in danger their tails can be discarded as a decoy for potential predators. A new tail takes about a year to regrow. Blue-tongues can grow to up to 60 cm in length. They are territorial and

can claim an area of a hectare or more. Being cold-blooded animals they need to lie in the sun to maintain their body temperature at about 30-35 degrees. During winter when it’s cold they find a suitable hiding place and hibernate for the duration emerging in September when it begins to warm up. They mostly live alone except during mating season when the male appears on the scene and aggressively fights off any potential suitors. Unlike some other lizards that lay eggs they give birth to their young from 3 to 5 months after mating. Usually between December and April about 10 or more young lizards are born. These measure about 135 cm and weigh 10-20 grams. They are independent from birth and make their own way into the

world after a few days. In 4-5 years they are mature adults. Having a residing Blue-tongued Lizard in your garden can go a long way towards getting rid of some common pests. Having mulch, low shrubs, groundcover and places to hide in your garden is an encouraging invitation for them to visit. Snails are on their menu so having a resident Blue-tongue can go a long way towards reducing the snail population. Their strong teeth and jaws crush the snails before they are eaten. Insects are also a favourite food so more pests can be eradicated. They are omnivores and eat plant life as well. Their absolute favourite fruit is strawberries so if you want to keep the Blue-tongue in your garden plant some strawberries to share. Blue-tongues don’t need a meal every day. Habitat loss is their biggest threat. Because they are so slow moving they often end up as a casualty when crossing the road. They have adapted well to living in backyard gardens but here, dogs, cats

Blue-tongued Skink

Blue-tongued Skink. Note banding

and lawnmowers pose a very real danger. Snail baits and insect repellents can be harmful and even cause death if they eat snails that have been baited or insects that have been sprayed. Having a few rocks and timber in the garden is handy for them to rub up against to help get rid of unwanted skin when they moult. There are over 300 species of skinks in Australia 6 of which are Blue-tongues. The Eastern Blue-tongue is the largest of these. Blue-tongued Skinks only live in Australia. The Pink-tongued Skink is a similar species and can be wrongly identified as the Blue-tongue. Pinktongues are also found on Bribie Island but are not as common. I snapped the above Blue-tongued Skink in bushland beside the bike track on Bribie Island and it very obligingly revealed its blue tongue to be photographed. The Pink-tongued Skink was photographed in a shed at Bongaree.


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Disability Access and Inclusion Plan: Consultation

By Cr. Brooke Savige

the newspaper or hear the birds singing is actually a luxury not shared by all. Those suffering with dementia, mental illness and other crippling disabilities also struggle on a daily basis. This is why council is developing a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan that will set out council’s commitment to making council facilities, services and information accessible to everyone.

Moreton Bay Regional Council is committed to building a thriving region of opportunity where our communities enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. In today’s society we often take for granted our mobility other elements. The ability we have to climb stairs, cross roads, read

Council seeks your feedback to assist in the development of its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan. The second phase of community consultation will commence throughout May. Council has engaged Community Resource Unit to host several focus group discussions, to hear from residents about access and inclusion issues important to them. The focus group for Division One will be held at the Bribie Island RSL on Thursday 8th June from 9am till 12pm. Focus groups are free. To RSVP please visit https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/ community/disability/ or contact my office. I am passionate about ensuring we provide quality services and facilities for all our residents and would welcome your feedback directly.

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LOCAL GROUP FILLING THE GAP. Thursday 25th May Spinal Life Australia and Post-Polio Network held the Inaugural meeting at the RSL Bribie Island giving a unique opportunity to the survivors of Polio and those people with a disability with Spinal Injuries Australia on Bribie Island and surrounding areas So often people with a disability are isolated from support mechanisms due to access, geography and the lack of transport isolating them from the

mainstream of support. The initiative to bring a support group to the Bribie Island was encouraged by the support of the BRIBIE ISLANDER, motto to “Keep it Local” and the many people with a disability including the survivors of Polio living in the area without access. NAVIGATION The meeting group spoke about the ever-changing Disability and Aged Care environment as we move toward the NDIS and My Aged Care and provision

of service to provide access to in home care. Navigating the NDIS and My Aged care systems can leave many people falling between the cracks and not having available all that is available. Information and knowledge. The first meeting of the group is being coordinated for late June where everyone can tell their stories and to set up a list of priorities to move forward and support each other jump hurdles and develop life skills to give inclusivity.

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Bribie Island Soccer Football Club UNDER 17s TURN AROUND THEIR SEASON Despite a rough start to the season the Bribie Tigers under 17 division 2 team have really turned themselves around, winning their last three matches. Last weekend, the boys have started to come into their own, defeating Woombye FC 8-2. This continued the momentum they gained the previous two weekends against Maroochydore FC winning 3-2 and Caloundra FC winning 4-3.

Club president John Aldous observed that the team has overcome the low player numbers and player injuries that plagued the start of their season. “Right now many of our players are focused on skill development and improved fitness,” John said. “I have no doubt the under 17s will be the team to watch when they get up to full strength.” Sitting at 9th on the ladder with half of the season behind them, every

game is important. We know our spectators really lift the team and with three out of the next five games at home we welcome anyone who can come down and cheer on our team. Game details are available at our website – www.bribieislandfc.com. au – just select fixtures/results from “The Game” menu. Also if there are any players who are keen to get amongst it, there are

spaces still available on this team. Connect with us on Facebook. FOR MORE INFORMATION John Aldous President Mobile: 0404 056 830 Email: thepresident@bribieislandfc. com.au


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HI-TECH GYMNASIUM A GREAT ASSET FOR AGED CARE FACILITY

By Neil Wilson

pressure, each of the machines in the gymnasium are computer monitored and are connected via the internet to a main data base in Sydney. On arrival at the gym, any person who uses the equipment is issued with a card which is programmed with their individual exercise needs and, when they go to a machine, they just have to place the card on the reader attached and this will allow the particular piece of equipment to adjust itself to suit the user. The new equipment was installed at the Bribie Island facility five weeks ago and Craig told me that, due to it’s noninvasive and easy to operate nature, the residents really enjoy their time at the gym. ‘Age is no barrier when it comes to using this equipment,’ Craig said. ‘The oldest resident who comes here is 106 years old and she finds everything easy

to use. This is one of three gyms with this type of equipment and is actually the biggest,’ he added. All the new equipment was only able to be provided because of the amazing generosity of local organisation, Busy Fingers and Craig informed me that the name of the facility will be “Busy’s Gym.” ‘They are as excited about all this as we are,’ said Craig. ‘We couldn’t have done this without them so it is only fitting that we name the gym in recognition of their help,’ he said. While I was at the gym, quite a number of residents came for their exercise and I have to say that they all seemed to be enjoying their routines while listening to the music that was constantly playing in the background.

Physiotherapist Craig Wilson monitoring the resident’s exercise programs Allied Health physiotherapist Craig Wilson is a firm believer in the relationship between correct exercise and the improvement in the quality of life for residents of aged care facilities. Craig oversees the physiotherapy programs for five sites and as one of these is the Churches of Christ facility in Foley Street at Bongaree, he was eager for me to see just how this centre is providing the very best of programs to lessen the chance of injuries such as falls through strengthening exercises.

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What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty’s glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can Enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.

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Caring too much for the well being of a child..... Reaching out a frail hand Skin translucent With brown spots of age. Rocking gently in the afternoon sun Watching myriad coloured skies

as the sinking sun sets the clouds afire. Reflecting on past times some joyful some sad some poignant. She rests her head against the timbered chair. Thoughts of yesteryear Bringing a whimsical smile to a face which is an artist’s dream. And as the fiery sun fades slowly from the skies, In ever increasing darkness she draws her last breath and dies.....

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By Nikita Chee

Selah Are you okay with who you are? Are you content with what you’ve got? Is what you are doing enough? These questions are some of life’s most important pit stops; it is often here that lives become forever altered in the wake of a decision.

have those things we are straight away onto our next desire and/or goal. Part of this is a good thing as we live out our natural instinct to dream and then create which is very healthy and rather wonderful. At the expense of true rest, however, I believe this to be an endless cycle of emptiness and dissatisfaction.

Dearest Islanders, I have to be completely honest with you. While the last few years of my life have been exciting and colourful as new avenues are walked down and adventures had, I have to say that it has also been stressful and at times confusing. Mostly I bring it down to trying to navigate my way through getting a balance of living in the moment whilst planning for the future; the latter being the source of most frustration. There is a large expectation out there for young people to get their act together and do things that make sense. And this makes sense. Although, I don’t believe having sense is made sense in our crucial years! Does that make sense? School is fantastic, and is a great blessing when it comes to being literate and able to manipulate numeracy for day-to-day purposes, however, I feel there is a grey area of practical life skills that are not included in curriculum. Fortunately, I have parents who have sewn a lot of heart and people-wisdom into their children

which have equipped us for some of life’s most important dealings. However, I still feel that the community lacks the right kind of approaches to teaching and training young people to enter the world successfully. As a whole, there seems to be a driving force that says you need to be achieving more, earning more, doing more, being more. No one has ever actually said that

to me; not one of my closest friends nor family has communicated this, though, there seems to be a constant nagging feeling that you don’t understand enough nor are prepared enough for life. When will we be satisfied? When we have this kind of house; when I have the perfect career; when the right person comes along; when I finish study; when I’m retired. Yet, it seems to be when we

Therefore, today Bribie Islanders I have the intent purpose of telling you that whatever place you are at in your life, you’re doing alright and that you’re on the right track. Dream your dreams and work hard to achieve them, but don’t forget to pause. Pause to look back on how far you’ve come, pause to absorb all the goodness’ around you and pause to recalibrate on the amazing journey ahead. It is here in these moments of ‘selah’ or moments of praise that contentedness, joy and satisfaction is yours. P.s Thank you very much to Di Wiseman of Sandstone Point for her encouraging comment in last month’s issue. In fact, thank you to everyone who has encouraged the articles thus fat; it is my pleasure to share with you the kinds of things I’m learning as well as celebrate this beautiful place we live in called Bribie.

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THE BRIBIE WINELANDER The Yarra Valley was one of the first areas in Australia to be cultivated for wine production in 1838 and the first in Victoria. The Ryrie Brothers took up a grazing license of 43,000 acres and planted two varietals, The Black Cluster of Hamburg and Sweetwater. In 1850 the property was acquired by Swiss born Paul de Castella and the property was developed into a major wine centre for the region. In 1861 the vineyard won The Argus Gold Cup for the best vineyard in Victoria and in 1863 Hubert de Castella established St. Huberts Winery and Guillame de Pury founded Yerinberg two wineries that are recognised today for producing outstanding wines. In 1889 Yering Station won the grand prix at The Exposition Universelle, the only time a winery in the southern hemisphere has ever done so. However things were going to take a downturn by the turn of the century when a combination of the grapevine root disease phylloxera and changing drinking habits impacted on the region and by 1937 there were no vineyards in the region just dairy farming. Phylloxera is a bug that attacks the roots of the vines and devastated the French wine industry in the 1800’s only being rescued by phylloxera resistant root stock brought from The Americas, which is why there are some areas of South Australia that claim to have the oldest Shiraz vines in the world despite the Australian wine industry being fairly young compared to

Europe. In 1936 Reg Egan founded Wantirna Estate and the wine industry once again started up in The Yarra Valley with plantings such as Crouchon, Pedro Ximinez and Dolcetto, varieties largely unknown in Australia at this time. In 1969 a botanist called Dr. Bailey Carrodus planted 12 hectares at the foot of The Warramate Hills naming his vineyard Yarra Yering and this rekindled the area as a serious wine growing region. Dr. Baily Carrodus already had a degree in horticulture and attended The Roseworthy Agricultural College in South Australia to gain a second degree in winemaking. Although Roseworthy is no longer involved in teaching winemaking, this having moved to Adelaide, the main hall there carries many famous Australian winemaker’s names around the ceiling reminding us of the importance of this college. Legend has it that for the next few years his students in the botany department made many field trips into The Yarra valley studying the flora, topography and soils as he looked for the perfect site to establish his vineyard and plantings started in 1969, the varieties being based on his desire to copy the French regions of Bordeaux, The Rhone Valley and Burgundy an influence that remains to this day long after he has gone. The wines of Yarra Yering are elegant, complex and powerful with ability to

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cellar for many years and are simply labelled Dry Red No. 1 a Bordeaux blend, Dry Red No 2 a Northern Rhone blend, The Dry White No. 1 a Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a Merlot. In August 2016 the current winemaker, Sarah Crowe, was awarded one of the industry’s highest honours being named by James Halliday at The Qantas epiQure Halliday Wine Companion Awards and she will continue the tradition that Dr. Bailey Carrodus started in 1969 with the first plantings at Yarra Yering. Sarah joined the team in 2013 as winemaker having spent a number of years judging at wine shows expanding her palate and knowledge of industry trends, she also spent some time at Brokenwood in the Hunter valley where she initially worked in the vineyard, her philosophy is “drink less, but drink better” Yarra Yering wines can be found at most premium liquor outlets including Dan Murphy’s, or on line at the winery, a worthy investment to those who are looking for wines made traditionally and a style that will last for many years. Other notable wineries from the region include Balgownie Estate, Coldsteam Hills, De Bortoli, Domain Chandon, Giant Steps, Oakridge, Rochford, St. Huberts, Yering Station and Yerinberg, if you are visiting Victoria make sure to visit this area which is about 1 hour north of Melbourne where many of the vineyards also have first class restaurants.

Perhaps Naz and Shamim can put together this hangover cure at their Woorim Chemist shop if golf doesn’t get in the way. It is from The London Mirror newspaper of 1824. Take one teaspoon of the tincture on colomba, one teaspoon of the tincture of cascarilla, one teaspoon of the compound tincture of gentian, a wine glass full of the infusion of quassia, and twenty drops of elixir of vitriol; mix and take twice or thrice a day, and have a jug of cold water dashed over the head every morning on coming out of bed, and the feet bathed in warm water every night. Continue this for six or eight weeks. Dr. Roth of Swinmunde has succeeded with this remedy in completely curing many poor creatures, both men and women, who were actually killing themselves by continually tippling and drunkenness. Let us hope it may be equally successful in this country (or on Bribie)

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The Treatment, Punishment and Diagnosis of Mental Illness Throughout History. By Veronica Mercer, (Mental Health Accredited Social Worker) •p  sychiatric hospital settings,

“Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all” -Bill Clinton

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Lunatic asylums have; thankfully; gone out of fashion, with many closed, only in the last couple of decades.

• s ocial housing programs. The Australian Government funds a range of mental health-related services through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)/Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS).

The popular view in ancient cultures was that madness was caused by evil spirits. In the Bible’s Old Testament, or the Jewish Torah, evil spirits and divine punishment were considered causes of mental disorders.

The Australian Government also funds a range of mainstream programs and services which provide essential support for people with mental illness.

Islamic societies and in Chinese society belief was in possession and spirits and some kind of punishment was widespread,” Professor Scull said. Superstitious views about spirits and demons persisted, especially within the Christian texts. Jesus on several occasions is portrayed as casting demons out and devils out of bodies. He is supposed to have cast as many as five devils out of Mary Magdalene. By the 18th century, most people have adopted a medical perspective on “madness” and see it rooted in the same general kinds of pathology as illness … a mix because medicine was holistic at that time, and it incorporated both the realm of the psychological and the physical. The 19th and 20th centuries, saw the western world accepting that mental disorders were akin to medical illnesses. The attempts to remedy mental illness was through medical experiments that now would be deemed as torture. This incorporated simulating near death experiences, like drownings. “Madness’ was viewed as a desperate condition, that any kind of desperate remedy could be used. The practice throughout the ages has been that “madness” could only be cured by simulating a near death experience, such as drowning. Community attitudes towards mental illness in Australia have been complex and contradictory over the past 150 years, with public discourse demonstrating a mixture of both fear and concern. Widespread social attitudes and values of colonial Australians influenced how people suffering from mental health issues were perceived by the community. Hard work, individual effort and virtuous living promised to bring success and security to individuals able to live up to these ideals. People who did not, particularly those considered ‘insane’, were seen to be responsible for their illness due to moral weakness and personal deficiency. The civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s raised awareness of the rights of minority groups, including people with mental illness. In 1977, the Queensland Department of Health established the Office of the Patients’ Friend to advocate

These include; for individual rights including the right to be consulted about treatment, the right to be protected from abuse, and the right to be free from unnecessary controls. The concept of ‘recovery’ is an emerging paradigm in mental health services that focuses not on a patient being ‘cured’, but of individuals living meaningful lives with mental illness. Recovery acknowledges that having a mental illness does not necessarily mean lifelong deterioration. It aims to focus on an individual’s journey toward a sense of identity, role and purpose beyond the boundaries of mental illness. The recovery approach focuses on the person experiencing improved quality of life and higher levels of functioning despite their illness, rather than solely on reduced symptoms or the need for treatment (historycooperative.org). History of Mental Health Care in Australia Early 1800’s • Opening of Australian Lunatic Asylum Castle Hill NSW • Mental illness viewed as madness and related to ‘bad blood’ or character flaws, not illness • Management was custodial and by physical restraint, isolation and control

•M  ale attendants remain untrained

• income support,

•M  edical superintendents start training staff

• s ocial and community support,

• Introduction of female staff considered

•w  orkforce participation programs, and •h  ousing assistance. (MHSA 2016)

The 1950’s to 1960’s •E  xpanded nursing curricula •C  ommencement of specialisation in nursing • Illness approach to mental health problems •C  urative focus •M  ajor tranquilisers developed •P  harmaceutical management rather than physical restraint possible •B  eginning of nurses working therapeutically with clients individually and groups The 1970’s to 1980’s • Scaling down/closing of psychiatric institutions • Smaller units in general hospitals • Increase in community based care • Reduction in length of stay in inpatient units • Significant numbers of people never admitted to hospital yet well managed

• Little emphasis on treatment

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• Staffed by untrained care assistants

• Significant numbers of people never admitted to hospital yet well managed

Mid to Late 1800’s • Medical superintendents in charge

• People receiving care within own family and community setting

• Philosophy increasingly one of humane care

• Least restrictive environment possible

• Overcrowding often resulted in custodial management

•d  isability services,

• Mainstreaming (health.qld.gov.au) 2017 in Australia

• Act of Parliament sends people with mental illness to asylum rather than prison -1867

State and territory governments fund and deliver public sector mental health services that provide specialist care for people with severe mental illness.

The 1900’s • Separation of mental illness and ‘mental retardation’

These include specialized mental health care delivered in; • public acute

There have been huge shifts in community and government’s attitudes toward mental health, it has stepped out of the darkness and now it is talked about and incorporated into the overall wellbeing that allows us to function and participate as an active member of society. It’s important to understand that wellbeing is distinct from happiness, which can come and go, whereas wellbeing is a consistent state of wellness, satisfaction and contentment. In Australia, many of us work and strive to improve our wellbeing and quality of life, and that of our families. Mental illness isn’t a uniquely modern phenomenon. The genetic influences that stand behind some types of mental illnesses, along with the physical and chemical assaults that can spark illnesses in some people, have always been part of human life. But the ways in which impacted people are treated by their peers, as well as the help ill people might get from their doctors, has undergone a significant amount of revision (Dual diagnosis.org). Today mental health is better understood and there are more appropriate resources to treat and manage it. We all know someone who has battled depression, anxiety, grief or some form of trauma. Today we have legislation that supports the individual dealing with a mental illness, we have specialized professionals who understand and are passionate about helping those experiencing mental illness. The mind shift from society now makes it okay to access appropriate services and to talk about mental health issues. It may have taken over a hundred years, but it has happened.


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Kyra’s an Inspiration to Our Youth We congratulate her on receiving this award and hope this inspires other teenagers across the Bribie Island community. Being a part of this great game, can really make a difference. Our football family welcomes any other people who are interested in volunteering. With over 200 players each weekend, there is always a way people can give us a hand. We not only have people who help us in the canteen, but there are opportunities to also get real skills that would help in the real world, such as event planning, facility management, marketing, administration and business management. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 hours, 2 days or something more regular, come on down and join our team of volunteers. We would love to have you on board. Contact us on Facebook or at committee@ bribieislandfc.com.au

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Longman resident Kyra Brunt has been awarded 2017 Longman Youth Volunteer of the Year award at a local ceremony at the Dakabin State High School on Friday 12 May 2017. The award was presented by Susan Lamb, Federal MP for Longman and Mark Ryan, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Minister for Corrective Services and State MP for Morayfield. Nominated by the Bribie Island Tigers Soccer Football Club, this award acknowledges the amount of work Kyra devotes to the club and the community.

Club president John Aldous said the club couldn’t be prouder of Kyra’s achievement. Her efforts help us to bring a local competition to our community each and every weekend. “At 15 years of age, Kyra is a great ambassador and role model for our club,” John said. “In addition to playing herself, she coordinates a regular session for our youngest players (3 to 5 year olds), and helps out anytime she can, embedding that sense of community into all she does.”

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that the idea of starting a newspaper entered Robert’s mind and, a short time later, what is possibly the first edition of a publication with the name of “The Bribie Islander” was printed. ‘I bought a typewriter and had it converted to single space so that it would be suitable for a newspaper and, because I couldn’t type, my daughter and her friends used to type out the articles under our house in the evenings,’ Robert said. ‘I always made sure that everything in the paper was to do with local people and issues. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get many advertisements so it was hard to cover costs,’ he added.

Elizabeth and Robert Read I suppose that it is probably the natural desire of someone who is a qualified printer to be able to produce their very own newspaper and for experienced letterpress printer Robert Read, that desire came to fruition, if only for a short time. Robert Read grew up in Sydney and learned the printing trade as an apprentice at Land Newspapers after which he was employed at a number of printing firms and newspapers in New South Wales until moving to Queensland in 1976. At one time, Robert worked at the Nerandera Argus, a small country publication in NSW with a total distribution of 920 copies. He explained to me that one very unusual piece of equipment that he encountered at the

Argus was the “Ball of String.” ‘This string was made up of two colours, the first very long section was green and this was used to measure how many advertisements were needed,’ Robert said. ‘Once the green ran out then came the white section and that was used to calculate the editorial content. If that string ran out, it didn’t matter whether you needed more room to fit in an article, there was just no more space available,’ he told me. When Robert and his wife Elizabeth came to Queensland, they settled at Woody Point on the Redcliffe Peninsula and Robert gained employment as a printer in the commercial section of the Redcliffe Herald. He worked there until making the decision to set up a small printing business on Bribie Island. It was then

Robert said that he believes that the biggest mistake that he made with his paper was not having it home delivered. ‘I printed 2,000 copies and distributed them to newsagents, hotels and some shops,’ he explained. ‘The Bribie Islander was only published six times before Robert closed the business due to a problem with Elizabeth’s health. He returned to work at the Herald and stayed there until, Quest took over and his services as a commercial printer were no longer required. He was transferred to the Courier Mail and, even though there was actually work for him to do, his employers had a no redundancies policy so e would spend each day from 6am until 2pm doing nothing. Naturally, someone with a keen work ethic and Robert’s ability was not going to be able to continue with this charade soo, after six weeks, Robert left the job.

The next few years, Robert worked for various printing firms until, due to constantly inhaling fumes from the chemicals associated with his trade, his health suffered and he retired. Still keen to be involved in printing in some way, he spent a considerable amount of time each week at the Caboolture Historical Village maintaining the machines and explaining them to visitors. As there are a number of people who are enthusiasts of the printing methods used in years gone by. On several occasions Robert has been asked to teach the art of letterpress printing and he tells me that he is more than happy to continue passing on his skills to those who are keen to learn. In fact, he has been doing this for some time and two of his pupils now have their own letterpress business creating unique wedding invitations and the like. After spending quite some time talking to Robert, his passion for what was his career and is now obviously his hobby becomes evident and I really enjoyed hearing about the parts of his life’s experiences that my time allowed. Elizabeth told me that Robert also dabbles in oil painting and I daresay that he probably attacks that with the same passion and commitment that resulted in him being a true craftsman of the letterpress printing trade. If anyone can remember Robert’s newspaper from 1978/1979 or knows of an earlier publication which was called “The Bribie Islander” we would like to hear from you.

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By Marj Webber

Gallinula tenebrosa Sitting on eggs in nest of reeds A very common sight around the lagoons and fresh waterways on Bribie Island are the Dusky Moorhens. They are a medium sized blackish water fowl (34-38 cm) belonging to the rail family. The most noticeable feature on the moorhen is the red face shield and the red beak which is tipped with yellow. Their legs and webless toes are reddish yellow and at the back of their tails they have two, white, narrow triangular strips. Moorhead tails are in constant motion, flicking up and down as they walk and feed on land close to water. In the water the white patches are clearly visible as they swim and forage for food. Aquatic plants, molluscs, insects and small fish form the main part of their diet. The Purple Swamphen is a similar bird with a red beak but does not have the face shield and is quite a bit larger with bluish-purple feathers on the body and one large white triangle at the back of its tail instead of the two strips. The Eurasian

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Coot is similar in shape and colouring but with a white beak and face markings instead of the red. When feeding in the water Dusky Moorhens do not dive for food as some waterbirds do. Instead they upend, similar to a Pacific Black Duck, and search for food under the surface. Feeding is done during the day and at night the birds roost off the ground in shrubs or low branches on trees. Breeding is from August to February. They may breed as a pair or breed collectively in a group of up to seven birds. In this case all birds in the group help with the nest building, incubation and rearing the young. A group usually consists of one to three males to each female. The females mate with all males in the group. Nests are built in the reeds just above the surface of the water. The reeds are pulled down and flattened to form a platform and up to eight eggs are laid by the females in

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the group. Eggs are light tan with darker spots and splotches. Incubation takes 19-24 days with all group members taking turns on the nest. When the eggs hatch a busy time begins for the group parents. The chicks need to be fed constantly and if there is a large brood it is a case of many hands make light work. The intensive feeding continues for four weeks and all feeding stops after about nine weeks when the chicks are expected to feed themselves. In October last year when travelling north I observed a nest on a manmade lagoon near Gympie where a parent bird was sitting on a clutch of eggs. Five days later when I returned there were several tiny chicks swimming about and being fed by the parent moorhens. The chicks were constantly demanding food and the adult birds were working hard to keep up with the demand.

Moorhens are interesting to observe. They are always wary and quick to run to cover when they feel threatened. Many disagreements occur and a lot of squabbling goes on between the adult birds. They are often seen bathing and flapping their wings and afterwards preening one another. When in danger or angry they run across the water or ground flapping their wings and screeching loudly. Predators such as dogs, dingos, wild cats and foxes are a threat to their well being. The natural habitat of Dusky Moorhens is quickly dwindling but they have adjusted well to manmade environments in urban areas. In most cities in eastern Australia and in the south west of Western Australia you will find them occupying the waterways and grassy areas nearby. They are also found in Indonesia and PNG. The Scientific name Gallinula tenebrosa means – dark little hen.

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THE HUMBLE PHENOMENON THAT IS SIR MICHAEL CAINE

Helly Kemp Since ALFIE in 1966 he may have starred in over 115 movies which have grossed over $7.8 billion world-wide and received six Academy Award nominations, two of which he won, but more amazing still is that in April 2017, happily married for 44 years and aged 84, Michael Caine’s newest comedy-crime film, GOING IN STYLE, with Morgan Freeman has just been released. Michael is now ranked as the 12th highest grossing box office star, a film icon in his own lifetime. What a long way the 37-yearold actor I first interviewed in 1970 has come, not just in fortune, but very much so in attitudes – fidelity, male-female relationships, money and status. So 47 years ago at his Langans London Restaurant, the Cockney actor with the cool wit and wry demeanour, but quite a hell raiser with his mates Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, assured me that the woman in his life would never know how much he earned, write a cheque or know anything about his business. She would get Christmas presents at Easter or in November and he would never mark an occasion in love. The man whose screen idol was Humphrey Bogart, talked of the ideal woman, he believed, he would never find, yet insisted that it was worth searching for a dream. But, I knew that Michael deep down was a romantic in the most old-fashioned classical sense. And as I predicted, his attitudes changed when he encountered the “Guyanese Goddess,” as she was referred to, his future wife, the magnificent Shakira Baksh, whom he married in 1973 and who, in 1967 had won 3rd place in the Miss World contest. A top model, fashion designer, writer and actress, she was one of the 10 best-dressed women in the world in 1985 and amazed the organisers when they discovered her clothes were all her own designs. But in 1970 women with weak handshakes not just worried Michael immensely, but actually made him squeamish and he disliked overt sexiness and glittery metallic fashions and sequins. His fetish for cleanliness was widely known as was his emotional insecurity about money, always fearing he might end up poor again – not really surprising as the son of Maurice Micklewhite, a porter at Billingsgate fish market and of Ellen, a charlady. Michael was a pauper at 29 and a millionaire at 30. As a child he lived in a two room flat with an outside toilet and Michael said it was pure luxury when, in post World War II, the local council moved the family into a small Canadian prefab home in South London,

where he lived for 18 years. I adored this crazy Londoner from the very first I time interviewed him on the film set of THE LAST VALLEY in Austria in 1970. What I loved was not just his typically British humour and Cockney accent, but a kind of child-like naivety and innocence that went with everything Michael did. And we got on like a house of fire. I remember an evening in Newcastle after shooting GET CARTER in 1971, when a 38-year-old Michael and a group of us were walking down the road to a restaurant and for the duration of the walk, Michael, just like a school boy, walked with his right foot on the pavement and his left in the gutter. And when I used to go to his beautiful, 250 yards Thames river frontage summer house near Windsor, his close friend, Roger Moore, was always the regular visitor. Michael’s Clewer home had the most extraordinary, gigantic weeping willow right at the water’s edge, with curved benches around the trunk for contemplation or entertaining. Yet you could never get away from the tourist riverboat operators calling out “You’re passing Michael Caine’s home now!” Michael was extremely proud of the construction of his kitchen central island, something no one did in 1970. I too loved it so much that ever since I have built one into every home I have had. In contrast his Chelsea London flat with its tall ceilings was regal, elegant and traditional. There was nothing about Michael that made you ever feel you were in the presence of a film star. He always helped so many people and charities and treated you as an equal in the most natural, humble way. He totally surprised me in 1971, when he had arranged for me to spend ‘A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ELIZABETH TAYLOR AND RICHARD BURTON,’ knowing that for two years I had been unsuccessful in achieving this. And what could be more humble for a man with a world-renowned name, to be knighted in 1992 by Elizabeth II, as Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite CBE, named after his much-loved father, Maurice Micklewhite Snr. In 2016 however, Michael changed his name by deed poll to his long-time stage name to simplify security checks at airports, when guards would greet him with “Hi Michael Caine,” and then stumble, reading a passport saying Maurice Joseph MickIewhite. I interviewed Michael for the last time in 1986, while he was still living in Los Angeles, but had come to England for shooting THE WHISTLE BLOWER. Sadly, returning to Australia shortly afterwards, I did not keep in touch, something I have always regretted. Michael loves to talk. So I decided you might enjoy his 1986 self-profile a total contradiction to 1970: “I work all the time with some of the most beautiful women in the world. So I’d better come home to someone who matches up or is better than the girl I’ve been with all day – otherwise, it’s just too tempting. “I’ve never seen anyone more beautiful than Shakira and she makes friends and gets on so well with all the women I work with and the Hollywood wives, because she doesn’t flaunt her own beauty and treats all women as though they were as beautiful as she is. And Jackie Collins is her best friend. “Hollywood is a most vulnerable spot to live in, where relationships change by the hour. But our relationship hasn’t collapsed because we are so intertwined with each other and have built such an armour around ourselves, that outsiders just find it impossible to crack. “I don’t really know what made me fall in love with Shakira. It was just her.

Everything. You can’t really describe her. She’s a one-off. I just knew she was right for me from the very first time I saw her on a TV ad and specifically asked to meet her. It took 10 phone calls before she agreed to meet me. “Also, women from the East are a little more alluring and mysterious and have that spiritual thing going for them, even if they are not religious. They’re into some kind of future. “Our relationship is totally extrovert. We discuss everything and anything. And we both work very hard at keeping the relationship exciting. “Then, when you’ve been together as long as we have and you’re not youngsters, you have a life which is shared – shared experiences which make up an immense part of your life, and so you not only have the presence and the future together, you have a tremendous past to draw on and you develop shorthand in everything. Ours is an ideal relationship. “I never thought I would, but I certainly have found my dream woman. She is not only beautiful, so elegant, intelligent, loving and kind and a marvellous hostess, but she runs a meticulous home and our nonspoilt daughter, Natasha, who doesn’t get everything she wants. “We live very quiet lives now and don’t mix much with the show biz crowd. And my Spanish views towards infidelity have strengthened over the years. I don’t believe in open marriages. If you want to fool around, why get married? Just stay single. A man has no right to get married unless he really feels he will stay faithful to that girl for the rest of his life. “I used to say you do more for your partner when you’re not married. But when you really love each other you do everything for the other person whether you’re married or not. You can’t compare a 14-year marriage with short relationships when you were single. Mine would last from 2 hours or one night to six months – the longest I could take of anybody. “We always mark anniversaries now. We’re very big on all that. It’s so much part of an entire family. I have an extremely large family which sometimes includes friends and not even blood relations and everything is marked in a family way. We never miss out. Christmas is massive now. With a child it makes a lot of difference. “But Shakira and I are not only a married couple, Natasha’s parents, lovers and

friends – we are also a company, MIKIRA, half my name half hers. I’ve never been impressed with women whose only interest in life was me. I like an inquisitive, wellinformed and active girl. “The best of a working class life for a child is the closeness with the family where any meal is an event with the whole family joining in and where I do a lot of the cooking. Our living room has seating all around the fire, but then becomes a dining room, a bar, a kitchen, again with a central island, all in one massive great room. That way we are all together and I don’t get stuck in the kitchen on my own. “All my close friends are in England, Europe or New York, but my business manager who also looks after Spielberg and Streisand is American and he never lets me touch my money. Once he’s invested it, that’s the end of it. It’s put into buildings, shopping centres, hotels, stocks and into the bank. “Success has not changed me for the worse. Yet it has changed me. But then, I was absolutely prepared for success. I had been an unsuccessful actor for 11 years before Alfie and Zulu. So I wasn’t like a 19-year-old pop star, not knowing what to do with $12 million in his hand. “I’m happier now than I have ever been, although I have always been a happy person at any stage of my life, because I have never gone backwards. You can be happy in a bad state, because that’s how it is and you don’t know any different. “The real unhappiness, the real misery comes when you‘ve been rich and then become poor again. But to be poor and look upwards, that is okay.” It is this life-long attitude which has kept Michael not only humble, but has catapulted him onto the road of constant success and security.

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Last month officers from Bribie Island conducted several raids of properties across the division in connection with the use and supply of dangerous drugs, after receiving information from the local community about suspicious activity in the area. Officers also executed search warrants in connection with recent property offences, locating stolen property. Consistently the Bribie Island community has worked closely with local police to address matters of property crime and drug offences, and I would encourage anyone with information which may assist police in investigating those matters to contact the station on 3410 9222 or to call Crime Stoppers. You may always remain anonymous if you wish. During May officers were called to attend a number of domestic violence incidents. If you or someone you know is living with domestic violence, please know that help is available. Contact the station on 3410 9222 for more information. Always ring Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Rain affected the stations traffic operations, however the activities continued nonetheless with vehicles intercepted for roadside breath testing, and infringement notices being issued for a range of offences, including speeding and using a mobile phone whilst driving. Officers from the road policing unit were also in attendance on several occasions, and issued further infringement notices, again mainly for speeding. In recent weeks there has been a number of complaints about driver behaviour in the vicinity of both of our state schools, and increased enforcement activity is being conducted whenever possible. I would ask that all parents who are engaging in school pick-up and drop off to obey the traffic signs, be patient and courteous, and above all else, to drive safely. A number of offenders were apprehended during May for a range of offences including: A 17-year-old Bongaree man was apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Ningi. He was subsequently drug diverted. A 46-year-old Cleveland man was charged with drink driving and other traffic offences in a vessel on the Pumicestone Passage after returning an alleged reading of .069%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 25.

A 25-year-old Banksia Beach woman was charged with drink driving at Ningi after returning an alleged reading of .062%. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 22. A 33-year-old Bundaberg man was charged with public nuisance at Bongaree. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 30. A 45-year-old Caboolture woman was fined for public nuisance at Bongaree. A 24-year-old Morayfield woman was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Godwin Beach. A 43-year-old Bellara man was charged with public nuisance at Bellara. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 9. A 58-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with driving whilst unlicensed together with drink driving at Banksia Beach, after returning an alleged reading of .209%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 23. A 38-year-old Woorim man was charged with public nuisance at Woorim. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 6. A 41-year-old Woorim man was fined for public nuisance at Woorim. A 22-year-old Woorim man was charged with obstructing police at Woorim. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 1. A 30-year-old Woorim man was charged with driving whilst unlicensed, together with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Bongaree. The vehicle was seized for forfeiture proceedings. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 29. A 38-year-old Woorim man was fined for public nuisance at Bongaree. A 48-year-old Bellara man was charged with driving whilst unlicensed at Bellara, and the vehicle seized for forfeiture proceedings. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 38-year-old Woorim man was fined for public nuisance at Bongaree, after police were called to a disturbance at a High School. A 48-year-old Bellara man was charged

with unlicensed driving at Bellara, and the vehicle seized for forfeiture proceedings. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 18-year-old Bongaree man was fined for public nuisance at Bongaree. An 18-year-old woman from Banksia Beach, an 18-year-old woman from Sandstone Point and a 17-year-old woman from Banksia Beach, were apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Woorim. They were all subsequently drug diverted. A 60-year-old Bellara man was charged with drink driving at Bellara after returning an alleged reading of.123%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 31-year-old Meridan Plains man was charged with unlicensed driving at Bongaree and the vehicles plates seized for seven days. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 25. A 39-year-old woman from Victoria was charged with possessing drug utensils and drink driving at Bellara after returning an alleged reading of .091%. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 53-year-old Woorim woman was fined for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Bongaree. A 44-year-old Bongaree woman was charged with possessing dangerous drugs at Bellara. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 1. A 23-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with public nuisance and Liquor Act offences at a Sandstone Point Hotel. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 30. A 23-year-old man was charged with obstructing police and Liquor Act offences at a Sandstone Point Hotel. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 30. A 39-year-old woman from Victoria was charged with drink driving at Banksia Beach after returning an alleged reading of .058%. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 66-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with public nuisance after police were called to a disturbance at Banksia Beach. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 23. A 43-year-old Bellmere man was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Ningi. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 7.

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A 39-year-old woman from Victoria was charged with drink driving at Banksia Beach after returning an alleged reading of .058%. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 66-year-old Banksia Beach man was charged with public nuisance after police were called to a disturbance at Banksia Beach. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on May 23. A 43-year-old Bellmere man was charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle at Ningi. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 7. A 39-year-old Margate man was charged

with Burglary at Woorim. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 5. A 52-year-old Bribie Island man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils after police executed a search warrant at Woorim. A 31-year-old man from Fitzgibbon was charged with speeding and drink driving at Bongaree after returning an alleged reading of .140%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 22. A 57-year-old Caloundra man was fined for unlicensed driving at Bongaree. A 32-year-old Ningi man and a 32-yearold Ningi woman were charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils after police executed a search warrant at Ningi. They will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 15. A 30-year-old Ningi man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Ningi after police executed a search warrant. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 8. A 21-year-old Bongaree man was charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug utensils at Bongaree after police executed a search warrant. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 22. A 29-year-old Morayfield woman was apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs on Bribie Island Road. She was subsequently drug diverted. A 22-year-old man from Marks Point, New South Wales was apprehended for possessing dangerous drugs in the car park of a Bribie Island Hotel. He was subsequently drug diverted, and also fined for consuming liquor in a public place. A 26-year-old Sandstone Point man was charged with drink driving at Sandstone Point after returning an alleged reading of .0137%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 22. A 44-year-old Lawnton woman was arrested for public nuisance at Woorim, stealing from a shop and a number of drug offences. She will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 12. A 20-year-old North Lakes man was charged with drink driving at Bellara after returning an alleged reading of .077%. He will appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 22. A 37-year-old Banksia Beach man was fined for driving whilst unlicensed at Bellara.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day. You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.


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Our photos were emailed to Bundaberg to be judged by PSQ accredited judge Robert Cullen who offered us a detailed critique and some useful feedback.

“Scapes” was the theme for the month and was won by John Cupper with a stunning shot of the Brisbane skyline. John also won two other categories with “A Seal’s Nightmare” a clever shot of a Polar Bear in the PI Mono section and “A Safe Roost” in the Open Colour Print. John’s “A Seal’s Nightmare” was voted Photo of the Month by our PSQ judge.

John Cupper gave us a very interesting lesson on how to merge several photos to produce a panoramic scene.

Beth Mottershead’s impressive shot titled “Baby Frog” was the winner in the Open Colour section. The baby frog was taken in Beth’s garden. Marj Webber won the Mono PI with “Angry Spoonbill”, a shot taken at Bibimulya Wetlands.

The photography outing was a mystery trip organized by Ron Le Huray who led participants to the zoo at the Big Pineapple. Some striking shots of animals were shown in a slide show. 2017 is the BIPC’s 25th anniversary and we are celebrating it on 26th June in the Boardroom at the Arts Centre at 7pm. Past members are invited to attend.

On Sunday 16th July 2017, our Club is hosting a Portraiture Masterclass led by John Lomas of the Photography Society of Queensland from 9am – 3pm at the Arts Centre. The workshop will cover indoor and outdoor portraiture using professional models including lighting set-ups and posing. Photography enthusiasts are welcome to join us. A basic understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed in relation to exposure

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Teletopia. Max call cost $1.32 per minute, including GST. Higher charges from mobiles/payphones may apply. Customer care: 1300 366 702. With the Solstice, and increased Lunar powers, June is an exciting month for astrologers. But it’s the end of this particular June that has caught this astrologer’s eye. The Mercury-Mars conjunction links to Jupiter and Neptune and opposes Pluto. It speaks of powerful ideas leading to dramatic action… of our minds being free to help us embark on an inspiring journey. This would be compelling at any time but, in a Solstice month, possibilities begin to look more like certainties

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

How can any of us tell whether we’re really being wise or foolish? We may imagine that we’d be foolish if we didn’t strive to be wise. But can any of us ever really say what represents true wisdom? And if we can’t be sure of the answer to that, how can it possibly be wise to seek wisdom? What if we allow ourselves to do something silly and it turns out to have been eminently sensible? Yet, as Mercury conjuncts your ruler in T-square with Jupiter, one thing’s for sure this month: you’d be most unwise to think of yourself as foolish! Discover why June has so many opportunities. Call 1900 959 005.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

‘Where are you going to little brown mouse? Come and have tea in my log pile house!’ says Snake to the rodent hero in Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. In this tale, the mouse invents a clever excuse and continues safely on his way. But, perhaps in your own story, you’ve found yourself waylaid by a less than ideal situation. Don’t fear that your plans are scuppered. Your ruler’s returning to your sign this month. The perfect reason to leave your difficulties behind, get on your way and reach your preferred destination, is forming as we squeak, er speak! There is inspiring news in your in-depth June forecast. Call 1900 959 005.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 22)

When cartoonists depict someone having a brilliant idea, they draw them with a light-bulb above their head. It’s a bit of a cliché but it gets the point across. Sometimes,

life’s like this. In a sudden moment of understanding, restless confusion gives way to joyous clarity. Now, as your ruler Mercury passes through your sign, what do you think I want to predict is in store for you this month? How big and bright is the realisation that you’re about to arrive at? So big that when it dawns on you you may feel like you need to wear sunglasses. Your in-depth forecast for the whole of June can really help. Call 1900 959 005.

CANCER (June 23 - July 23)

June brings the Solstice, the moment the Sun enters your sign. I’ve spoken before about how the Solstice is like the Sun’s birthday and that, like the Queen, it has two. Its return to Cancer means there’s a third birthday to celebrate soon - yours! Your Solar return also heralds the annual New Moon in its own sign. All this adds up to a month of positive new beginnings and exciting renewal. It’s time to put into practice the ideals you’re emotionally tied to, yet have been powerless to impose. Live life wholeheartedly, and start as you mean to go on. June is a powerful month for you. Find out more. Call 1900 959 005.

LEO (July 24 - August 23)

Are you brave or foolish? Are you heroic or crazy? Actually, you’re all these things rolled into one. All great success stories involve an element of blind luck! Those who steer clear of risk can never know the true taste of triumph. I’m really not trying to suggest that you ought to take wild gambles this month. You’ve already taken enough of these in recent weeks. But you can (and should) be less worried about how things will turn out. The Solstice is coming. June heralds the time to benefit from the positive steps you’ve been taking. In June, the power of the planets can change your life. Call 1900 959 005.

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As I write your forecast, I’m listening to the sultry sounds of Marty O’Reilly. But he’s not singing from the stereo, he’s standing a few feet away from me, both guitar and audience in the palm of his hand. This may seem like a strange place to be writing your horoscope, but sometimes, I want to feel inspired, it helps to be in an inspiring setting. When we experience the possibilities

of limitless imagination, we can abandon the doubts that curtail us. This month, to be your best, surround yourself with the best that others can offer. June brings great potential for change. Call 1900 959 005.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

What do we need to find our way through a moral maze? A moral compass. When do compasses give false readings? When they’re close to a powerful source of magnetism. Then the pointer swings emphatically towards a false signal. But it doesn’t tell us what it’s doing. We march forward, confident that we’re heading north, whilst all the time a precious principle is heading south! This month, there’s a Full Moon conjunct Saturn, just as Jupiter turns direct in your sign. You’ll be fine, as long as you keep checking your direction. Four minutes on the phone can make June special. Call 1900 959 005.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

Have I told you about the ‘two wolves’? They often enter my thoughts when a sign’s two ruling planets are in opposition. In Native American cultures, it’s said that we all have two wolves battling within us. One represents hope and the other fear. It’s said that the wolf who eventually wins is the one you have chosen to feed. But your two heavenly commanders symbolise strength, resilience and the ability to overcome adversity. These are the qualities available to you this month. But only if you choose to nourish them. Inspiring times await you in June. Call your NEW forecast: 1900 959 005.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

Various traditions tell us different stories about how the world was made. But, no matter how deep you dig, you’ll never find the answer to the most important mystery of creation. On the day of the ‘big bang’ - or the summoning of the light - or the awakening of the spirits, what was the Supreme Being wearing? We don’t know! And if we don’t know that, how can we be sure of anything else? It may feel as if the month of June is asking you a similarly unanswerable question. Don’t waste any precious time trying to answer it. Let it be. Be ready for the magic on offer to you in June. Call 1900

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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

Regrets are often a product of insufficient amounts of time. Usually, with enough of this resource, we make the right decisions… we’re able to ruminate, pontificate and deliberate to our heart’s content. Any decisions we make are based on the careful consideration of all available evidence, so even if they lead to difficulty, we’re assured they represent our best endeavours. When we’re rushed we rely on instinct, and then we may come to wish we’d done things differently. This month, don’t allow haste to become your master. June brings a rare cosmic opportunity for change. Call 1900 959 005.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

How clever are you? Events this month will prove that you’re clever enough to understand that there’s such a thing as being too clever. People who ask endless questions end up complicating simple matters and turning obvious decisions into tiresome debates. If we think too hard about any matter, we can confuse ourselves. As Venus conjuncts your modern ruler and the Full Moon conjuncts your traditional ruler, you’ll be smart enough to see that there’s already been enough discussion. The answer you’re looking at is the right one. Trust it! Don’t miss your inspiring in-depth forecast for June. Call 1900 959 005.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

June is a very exciting time for Pisceans. Not only does the Mercury-Mars conjunction form a T-square focused on your traditional ruler Jupiter, but first it forms a harmonious trine with your modern ruler Neptune. That’s the astrological equivalent of jumping on a bed - not only can it energise you and provide more than a little excitement, but should you stumble in your haste, there’s a soft landing to catch any fall. This month, follow your ideas along whichever road they choose to take you along. Your heart will tell you when you’ve found your way. Your in-depth forecast for June is ready. Call 1900 959 005.

READERS PHOTO COMPETITION! 1st place

Photo comp winner is Rachel Purtill

There are some skilled photographists out there on our little Island of paradise and the adjoining suburbs, so we thought let’s run a photo competition after a couple of our readers and contributors Marj Webber and Don Mc Ewen​emailed to suggest the idea. I thought it’s a pretty cool idea, so send in your “photo of the month” (must be a local shot) and we’ll get our super resident photographer Shane T Reynolds from Grip N Rip Photography to judge the winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Photos must be submitted by the 25th of each month contact details are on page 53. Good luck!

Second Place Photo by: Marj Webber Third Place Photo by: Karen McMillan

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Bribie Depression & Anxiety Support Group THE FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

Donate a Book Appeal Help make a difference to a child with the gift of a book. Place a new book or gold coin donation in the collection box at any Library.

Multicultural English Every Monday 9am-12pm 9 Verdoni Street, Bellara Ph. 3408 8440 Bribie Vibe Arts & Craft Market Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, 191 Bribie Island Rd Banksia Beach Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month.

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Cancer Council Markets Brennan Park, Welsby Parade

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Bribie Butterfly Volunteers Inc. 9am-1pm, Every Mon to Fri. Volunteer your time to help with the running of BribieButterfly House community project. PH: Ray 0409 491 419 Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Bribie Island three times per week.

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Monday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Thursday - 12 steps and 12 traditions - 7.30pm Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Friday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Banksia Lodge Corner of Sunderland drv and Solander esp Banksia Beach Contacts: Jaime 0438 622 545 Steve 0409 560 561

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Bribie Island and District Neighbourhood Centre Mondays 5 pm

Smart Recovery (from addiction/s) Group

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‘Feel great, Get things done: Me time for Women’

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Good Grief Living with Loss Caboolture Hub, on May 22 and May 29, from 10-12pm. Phone 3632 8300 or email karuna@karuna.org.au

Bribie Bush Poets. Blue Pacific Hotel, Woorim at 6.30. More info call Cay on 34083219

Baby Rhyme Time Every Wednesday, 10am @ Bribie Library.

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Girl Guides Meet every Tuesday. Contact Teresa: 0408 208 868 Seniors Social Coffee Meet at Coffee Club 10am, Coffee & Chat. Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month.

Seniors Social Coffee Meet at Coffee Club 10am, Coffee & Chat. Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month.

27 Seniors Social Coffee Meet at Coffee Club 10am, Coffee & Chat. Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month.

8 Ecumenical Children’s Choir Children aged 4 to 18, practice 3:30pm-5pm every Thursday at Bribie Uniting Church. Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Bribie Island three times per week.

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Monday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Thursday - 12 steps and 12 traditions - 7.30pm Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Friday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Banksia Lodge Corner of Sunderland drv and Solander esp Banksia Beach Contacts: Jaime 0438 622 545 Steve 0409 560 561

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Bribie Is Over 50’s Travel Club meets 10am 4th Wed of the month at Bribie Is Bowls Club. All welcome. CallJohn 34086365.

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Bribie Island Baptist Church Men’s Breakfasts. 7am at Baptist Church. Cost $5.00. Bookings: John 3408 3779. Storytime Sessions 10am – 11am Fridays & Saturdays @ Bribie Library

Monday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Thursday - 12 steps and 12 traditions - 7.30pm Church of Christ hall Corner of Fifth ave and Foley st Bongaree. Friday - I.D. - 7.30pm - Banksia Lodge Corner of Sunderland drv and Solander esp Banksia Beach Contacts: Jaime 0438 622 545 Steve 0409 560 561

Market Stall. 9am – 11am. Church of Christ hall. Fifth & Foley Street. Pumicestone Ukulele Group. 5pm – 7pm. At Uniting Church every 2nd & 4th Friday.

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MORE RECOGNITION REQUESTED By Neil Wilson

Ian Fairweather Park is reasonably heavily treed and the only man made additions are a few very basic wooden benches. There are quite a number of fallen branches on the ground which possibly could be hazardous to anyone walking through the area. In a way the area reflects the basic lifestyle of Fairweather due to it’s virtually unimproved beauty but definitely requires a little more concentrated upkeep to make it the tourist attraction that it should be.

Ian Fairweather at work in his grass hut. During the last month, I was contacted by a reader of this publication who expressed er concerns regarding the comparative lack of information available to visitors and new residents about world renowned artist and twenty one year Bribie Island resident, Ian Fairweather. Her other area of concern is the apparent lack of upkeep to the park on the corner of First Avenue and Hunter Street that is named after him. Whilst there is a section in the Seaside Museum that is dedicated to Mr Fairweather and they also stock a fact sheet about him, his achievements and other information about his life including his time on our island are probably not publicised enough. The

Born in Scotland in 1891, Ian Fairweather served in the British Army in both World Wars I and II and, during WWI, spent four years in a German prisoner of war facility. An early indication of his love for art became evident when he was made responsible for the illustrations in the POW magazines. During the years that passed between the two world wars, Ian studied art at a number of colleges including the Academy of Art in The Hague and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He also travelled extensively throughout this time and, wherever he was, he painted and sent the finished works to various galleries. After his service with the army in India until 1943, he travelled to various places on the Australian East coast before finally settling in Melbourne for a time before moving to Darwin where he lived in a number of abandoned trucks and boats. His talents as an artist had by this time been recognised and some of his paintings had been acquired by institutes such the Tate Gallery and the Leicester City Gallery. It should be noted that, as a result of his travel destinations including places such as Shanghai, his works showed a very evident mix of Western and Asian influence. In 1953 after a disastrous attempt at an ocean voyage in a home made raft and

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consequent deportation to England by the Indonesian Government, Ian Fairweather returned to Australia and finally made his home on Bribie Island where he built a grass hut on the site where the park that is named in his recognition is situated now. It was in this hut that he created some of his greatest works including “Monastery” which was acquired by the National Gallery and described by some as a masterpiece. Being a very frugal man, Ian apparently created his paintings using cardboard and newspapers instead of canvas and as well as using poor quality paints and this led to someone describing him as “a paragon of sophisticated clumsiness.” Obviously a man who was most comfortable being alone, this talented artist never placed a great deal of emphasis on the monetary value of his works and maintained his rather basic lifestyle in the grass hut, often sharing his meagre rations with the wildlife that inhabited the area. His love of Bribie Island is best reflected in his statement “There may be better places than the sunset strip of Bribie Island, but it’s good enough for me.”

Ian Fairweather is represented in all Australian galleries as well as the Tate Gallery, the Leicester City Gallery and the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Art lovers who wish to acquire a Fairweather painting can expect to pay in excess of $350,000 today.

One of the basic wooden benches in the park

Due to an ongoing concern about Fairweather’s health and living conditions, the Council built him a small house next to his hut in an attempt to improve conditions for him. Ian, however, only used the council built house as a storage facility for his paintings and materials whilst continuing to live in the grass hut until his death in 1974 at the age of eighty three. Following his passing, the Council burned the hut and moved the small house to the grounds of Congeau House in Banya Street. The site of the grass hut is marked by a stone memorial in Ian Fairweather Park at Bongaree.

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BRIBIE ISLAND GOLF CLUB LADIES RESULTS FROM 25TH APRIL, 2017 TO 25TH MAY, 2017

BRIBIE ISLAND SOCCER FOOTBALL CLUB FOR GAMES PLAYED IN SUNSHINE COAST FOOTBALL COMPETITION ON 19 AND 20 MAY 2017 U12s Division 3 - Round 8 - Bribie Tigers vs Flinders FC - 3-2 loss for Bribie - Goal Scorers are Sam Godfrey (2) U13’s Division 2 - Round 8 - Bribie Tigers vs Grammar FC - 2-0 win for Bribie - Goal Scorers are Jaxon Pieck (1) and Nick Greig (1).

Single Stableford 25/4/2017 Div 1 Winner – D Croft 35, R UP M Barbeler 34, A Lauchlan 33 C/B NTP’s Hole 4 A Hewitt, Hole 7 S Portley, Hole 14 L Buxton

U17’s Division 2 - Round 8 - Bribie Tigers vs Maroochydore FC Blue - 3-2 win for Bribie - Goal Scorers are Matthew Blanch (2) and Joseph McNulty (1)

Single Stroke 27/4/2017 Div 1 Winner – J Malone 75, R UP – J De Ruyter 76 Div 2 Winner – B Browning 72, R UP – B Davies 73 Div 3 Winner – S Ferrante 75, R UP – C Price 77 C/B NTP’s Hole 7 V Jones, Hole 14 L Pinson, Hole 16 C Pronk, Hole 7 Div 3 2nd Shot J Dorhauer

Over 35s - Round 9 - Bribie Tigers vs Nambour-Yandina FC - 2-0 win for Bribie - Bribie Player of the Game is Nathan Waugh - Goal Scorers are Colm Hand (1) and Jens Pieck (1).

Single Stableford 2/5/2017 Div 1 Winner – L Urquhart 37 C/B, R UP – C Pronk 37 Div 2 Winner – C Hancock 38, R UP – J Jordan 37 C/B Div 3 Winner – C McAlister 40, R UP – M Stoddart 37 NTP’s Hole 4 A Lauchlan, Hole 7 S Portley, Hole 14 C Watson, Hole 16 J Quilliam, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot J Jennings

Senior Women Division 3 - Round 7 - Bribie Tigers vs Woombye FC - 3-0 win for Bribie - Bribie Player of the Game is Georgina MacPhail - Goal Scorers are Kyra Brunt (2) and Jear Cochrane (1)

Stroke Monthly Medal Sponsor Woorim Pharmacy 4/5/2017 Div 1 Winner – S Power 78, R UP – C Hancock 79, 2nd R UP D Benghamy 80 C/B NTP’s Hole 4 S Smith, Hole 7 D Neilson, Hole 14 J Malone, Hole 16 D Benghamy Div 2 Winner – A Mitchell 73, R UP – L Wilson 75 C/B, 2nd R UP E Jensen 75 NTP’s Hole 4 B Davies, Hole 14 L Wilson Div 3 Winner – M Stoddart 69, R UP – F Lyons 74 C/B, 2nd R UP P Hyde 74 NTP’s Hole 4 F Lyons, Hole 14 J Dorhauer, Hole 16 J Stafford Single Stableford 9/5/2017 Div 1 Winner – L Pinson 37, R UP – R Harper 36, 2nd R UP S Portley 35 C/B Div 2 Winner – V Hayes 35, R UP – J Wyatt 34, 2nd R UP L Brooks 33 C/B Div 3 Winner – J Stafford 40, R UP – S Ferrante 39 C/B, 2nd R UP H McDonnell 39 NTP’s Hole 4 L Pinson, Hole 7 L Pinson, Hole 14 L Brook, Hole 16 R Harper, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot J Westmoreland Single Stroke 11/5/2017 Div 1 Winner – E Jensen 69, R UP – A Hewitt 71 Div 2 Winner – L Beaven 74, R UP – S Ferrante 79 C/B NTP’s Hole 4 J Graham, Hole 7 N Aylott, Hole 14 B Newcomb, Hole 16 V Jones, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot J Dorhauer 4BBB Aggregate Stableford 16/5/2017 Winners - S Vallely & S Portley 73 C/B R UP – Y Nicklin & R Gardiner 73 2nd R UP – D Roberts & J Geale 70 NTP’s Hole 7 S Portley, Hole 14 J Graham, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot S Barry Single Stroke 18/5/2017 Div 1 Winner – J Umlauft 73, R UP – B Browning 74 Div 2 Winner – D Roberts 71, R UP – I Coburn 73 NTP’s Hole 4 L Weatherley, Hole 7 B Cobb, Hole 14 J De Ruyter, Hole 16 B Browning, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot R Crossley 4BBB Stableford 23/5/2017 Winners - E Jarvis & D Croft 48 R UP - R McKinnon & N Aylott 47 2nd R UP - J Dorhauer & A Rogers 43 C/B NTP’s Hole 4 A Hewitt, Hole 7 M Thomsen, Hole 14 A Hewitt, Hole 16 H Winterflood, Hole 16 Div 3 2nd Shot L Healy. Single Stableford 25/5/17 Div 1 Winner – S Smith 40, R UP – S Portley 36 C/B Div 2 Winner – R McKinnon 39, R UP – A Lachlan 38 Div 3 Winner - I Coburn 38, R UP - C McAlister 33 C/B NTP’s Hole 4 R Harper, Hole 7 D Dunn, Hole 14 The Brown, Hole 16 D Benghamy.

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social bowls RESULTS FOR BRIBIE ISLAND SOCCER FOOTBALL CLUB WEDNESDAY MIXED JACKPOT PAIRS Winners – T. Cook & B. Vonarx Runners Up – G. Teakle & I. Cooper 1st WOH – B. Young & M. Hooper 2nd WOH – L. Gilmour & R. Gilmour 3rd WOH - L. Savaige & G. Simpson 4th WOH – T. Bennett & M. Prewett Bunny – M. Kemp & P. Kemp

FRIDAY MENS JACKPOT PAIRS Winners – I. Cooper & P. Gouge Runners Up – T. Cook & K. Burgess 1st WOH – G. Simpson & A. James 2nd WOH – W. Simmons & C. Luck 3rd WOH – B. Macilvenie & J. James Bunny – T. Bennet & M. Mills SATURDAY CASH BONANZA Winners – M.Sarich, J. Laidlan & F. Corry Runners Up – L. Gilmour, T. Eurfurt & R. Gilmore

WEDNESDAY SCROUNGERS 1st – G. Riley 2nd – N. Robinson BRIBIE ISLAND INDOOR BOWLS CLUB FOUR GAME DAY EVENT LEAGUE TABLE AS OF MAY 5TH 2017. SPORTS COMPLEX, FIRST AVENUE, BONGAREE FOR GENERAL CLUB AND MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE MARGARET DUNN, PRESIDENT 0428 713 300 OR BRUCE HENNESSY VICE PRESIDENT 0407 133 000 Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Points Team 36 FIREBIRDS 35 CURVES 34 TRAVEL BUGS 33.5 UNBIASED 32.5 MALENY 32 THE RASCALS 31.5 HIBISCUS 29 DECEPTION BAY

BRIBIE ISLAND BOWLS CLUB WEDNESDAY MIXED JACKPOT Winner- D. Beadman & G. Simpson Runners Up- F. Reeves & B. Vonarx 1st WOH – R. McSweeney & T. Townsend 2nd WOH – A. Legosz & K. Ford 3rd WOH – V. Shaw & A. Boyd 4th WOH – G. Hazelwood & S. Timmings Bunny – R. McIlvenie & B. McIlvanie WEDNESDAY SCROUNGERS 1st – D. Williams 2nd – B. Castle 3rd L. Shivers

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Points Team 25 BRIBEES 25 CATONS CAPERS 24 VILLAGE PEOPLE 24 UNBEATABLES 23.5 DAMES 22 REDBACKS 21 ARANAS 21 THE TRIERS

FRIDAY MENS JACKPOT PAIRS Winners – B. Hosie & D. Curry Runners Up – T. Townsend & D. Walker 1st WOH – B. Lamb & G. Hawkins 2nd WOH – K.Thornton & P. West 3rd WOH – K. Muller & F. Reeves 4th WOH – M. Moffett & C. Barclay SATURDAY CASH BONANZA Winners – B. Tanner, P. Patrikeos & B. Castle Runners Up – M. English, G. Swain & J. Howarth 3rd – C. Freeman, S. Andrews & P. Andrews Bunny – P. McCarthy, R. Hunter & Wally ‘O’ SATURDAY CASH BONANZA Winners- J. YOUL, G. NOBBS & B. YOUNG Runners Up – J. HOSIE, G. BENTZON & S COOK

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By Neil Wilson

laugh riot Submitted by Daniel Williams​, ​Bongaree My neighbour knocked on my door at 2:30 this morning---Can you believe that? 2:30 am? Lucky for him that I was still up playing my bagpipes. My wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst. So I have been to the Charity shop to get her clothes back. I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave and noticed there were 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin. 3 hours later they were still there. I thought to myself, “these guys have lost the plot”. I was driving this morning when i noticed an RACQ van parked on the side of the road. The driver was sobbing uncontrollably and looking miserable. I thought to myself “ This guy is heading for a breakdown” I have just met a fat, alcoholic, transvestite. He just wants to eat, drink, ----- and be MARY.

Linda and Noel Gallagher With very few exceptions, you would never be able to find anyone who is more of a bloke’s bloke than a rugby league player, especially one who played at the top level in the 1960’s. One man who fits that description perfectly is Bribie Island resident, ex rugby league test player and founder of the Bribie Island branch of Shed Happens, Noel Gallagher. Noel’s football career began when he played for Wynnum Manly and he tells me that his ball boy was none other than renowned footballer of Broncos and State of Origin fame, Wally Lewis. After his job necessitated a relocation to Maryborough, Noel was soon spotted by the Bundaberg club, Brothers, and this resulted in him being chosen for Queensland in 1966. ‘Bundaberg was the only provincial team to play against the Australian side and that team had some of the greats as players. Langlands, Raper and Gasnier, they were all in side,’Noel told me. ‘Be3cause it was such a big event, it was declared a public holiday in Bundaberg,’ he added. As one of only five players to be picked for the Australian test team for 1967/68, Noel participated in what was to be the last really long tour, spending about six months away and playing a total of over thirty games during the tour of England and France and returning home victorious. Of course, Noel’s skills with the ball were soon sought after by the big and very financial Sydney clubs and this resulted in Noel signing with the Cronulla team. Sadly, Noel never played out his contract with Cronulla due to developing a bone disease and he moved back to Maryborough where he took on the role of team coach. The doctors had told me that if I continued playing II couls end up in a wheelchair by the time I turned thirty,’ Noel said. ‘However, I got so bored sitting on the sideline so I ended up playing again and then I really did some damage to myself,’ he explained. At this time, the local television network was just getting underway and had ideas for a sports show and needed someone to be a presenter for the program. The show ended up being called “League Line-up and Noel was enlisted as the host and, as an aside, this was the first country sports program on Queensland television. During the two years that he headed

up the show, Noel enlisted quite a few famous players to appear on his program. Since this time, Noel has become heavily involved in helping others, especially men, to deal with the issues that they face in every day life. After spend a few years as a travelling evangelist, speaking to audiences at venues such as the Horton Pavilion in Sydney and in jails, Noel took on the role of a prison chaplain in the late 1990’s and through this was able to help quite a number of men to turn their life around. The main correctional facilities that he visited were the Arthur Gorrie Centre at Wacol and The Woodford Correctional Centre. As well as this very important way of assisting guys in sorting their life out, Noel commenced the Bad Boys Club, a small get together held at McDonalds each Saturday morning which works toward the same goals. Noel ended his prison chaplaincy role in 2008 but, after moving to the island seven years ago, decided to start a local branch of the Australia wide movement founded by Ian Watson and known as “Shed Happens.” The Bribie Island branch meets at the Warrigals rugby league clubhouse on the second Monday of each month and, after a BBQ which commencing at 6m, those who attend have the chance to hear the story of a couple of speakers each time Noel normally arranges for a special guest speaker a couple of times each month and past guests have included well known rugby league players such as Petro Civoneciva.‘The evening is nothing to do with religion and all men are welcome,’ said Noel. ‘The whole idea of Shed Happens is to give men a chance to talk about any issues that they may be facing and just enjoy the company,’ he said. Shed Happens has about fifty members locally and after speaking to some of those who attend on a regular basis, I can honestly say that I believe it to be an event that any man who would like to spend a bit of time with other blokes should check out. There are five branches in the district and more details can be obtained by calling Noel on 3408 0994 or Bruce on 3408 9353. Remember, Shed Happens is for all blokes and their motto is, “We love a good chat, almost any which way.”

Three old retirees with hearing problems decided to have a game of golf together. “It’s windy today” said the first one. “ No “ said the second one “it’s Thursday”. “ So am I” said the third one “let’s go and have a beer!” A young man took his fiancée home to meet his parents. His father took him to one side and whispered to him, “Son, do you know what you are doing ? She is skinny, knocked-kneed, bow-legged, cross-eyed, and quite frankly unattractive”. “You don`t have to whisper, Dad” said the son “She is deaf too”. The judge asked the accused “Why did you break into the same shop four nights in a row ?” “The first night was to get my wife a dress “replied the accused “then she made me exchange it three times .” Paddy went into the pizza shop and ordered a small pizza. “Would you like to have it cut into four or six pieces? “ asked the girl. Paddy thought about it for a moment and then said “Just cut it into four pieces. I am not sure if I am hungry enough to eat six pieces” Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel prize? Because he was outstanding in his field. A man walked into the doctor`s surgery and said “I’ve hurt my arm in several places” The doctor said “Well don`t go there anymore”. Submitted by Charlie Farley WHY GOD MADE MUMS Answers given by 2nd year school children to the following questions: Why did God make mothers? 1. She’s the only one who knows where the selotape is. 2. Mostly to clean the house. 3. To help us out of there when we were getting born. How did God make mothers? 1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. 2.. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring. 3. God made my mum just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts. Why did God give you your mother and not some other mum? 1. We’re related. 2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s mum like me. What kind of a little girl was your mum?

1. My mum has always been my mum and none of that other stuff. 2. I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy. 3. They say she used to be nice. What did mum need to know about dad before she married him? 1. His last name. 2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? 3. Does he make at least 1 million a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores? Why did your mum marry your dad? 1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mum eats a lot. 2. She got too old to do anything else with him. 3. My grandma says that mum didn’t have her thinking cap on. Who’s the boss at your house? 1. Mum doesn’t want to be boss, but she has to because dad’s such an idiot. 2. Mum. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed. 3. I guess mum is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad. What’s the difference between mums and dads? 1. Mums work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work. 2. Mums know how to talk to teachers without scaring them. 3. Dads are taller and stronger, but mums have all the real power ‘cause that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends. 4. Mums have magic, they make you feel better without medicine. What does your mum do in her spare time? 1. Mothers don’t do spare time. 2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long. What would it take to make your mum perfect? 1. On the inside she’s already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery. 2. Diet. You know, her hair. I’d diet, maybe blue. If you could change one thing about your mum, what would it be? 1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that. 2. I’d make my mum smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me. 3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

CONFUCIUS DID NOT SAY... Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient. Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly. Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent. Squirrel who runs up woman's leg will not find nuts. Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion. Man who runs in front of car gets tired. Man who runs behind car gets exhausted. Man who eats many prunes get good run for money. War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left. Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night. It takes many nails to build a crib but only one screw to fill it. Man who drives like hell is bound to get there. Man who stands on toilet is high on pot. Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement. Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs. Finally CONFUCIUS DID SAY....... "A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!"


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Beautiful eating brown Maori cod caught inside the bay. Well what a beautiful m​​onth of weather we have just had. Nice steady stable weather patterns, have meant calm conditions throughout most of May, hopefully this weather continues into June and July. The whales have just shown up off the Cape,​​as we speak, which usually means water temperature will be dropping very soon. The current out offshore has been slowly pushing up the East Coast, making it a great time to target those inshore reefs and wrecks. At the moment there has been good numbers and species holding on all the local systems. The list of species you can encounter off Bribie is endless.​​There are so many areas and spots to target,​​​​ Smiths, Roberts, Brennan’s, Hutchies, Tempest, Wide Caloundra,​​12 mile, and Square Patch are a few systems in close proximity to Bribie. Most of these areas are quite large structures with plenty of bombies and pinnacles spread throughout. Sounding around all contour lines and reef pressure points will certainly find you some nice spots. A pinnacle or rock patch the size of a car, can potentially hold up to 20-30 fish. Spending time sounding up these spots ​ i​s essential. As once you have found them, you can then drop in and have a

quick drift or anchor up and set up a nice Berkeley trail. It’s amazing how much a difference, having a good berley trail​c​ an improve your catch rates. Depending on the depth and current will depend on which berley technique you use. Up to 30m and slight current, throw out a few handfuls of cut up fish, prawns, crab shells, oyster shells, sand, bread and tuna oil mix. If over 30m to 100m, drop down berley bombs, on your anchor chain top d-shackle. I use the same mix in a mesh cylinder style berley bomb, attached to the shackle. Then every 20mins or so, give your anchor rope a jiggle, this technique works great in deep water. Grass/spangles/Redthroat​,​ Sweetlip, snapper, Pearlies, Moses Perch, Goldspot Wrasse, Husser, Large and small mouth Nannagi, Red Emperor, Coronation Trout, Coral Trout, Venus Tuskfish, Green Jobfish,​p ​ lus about four or five different species of Cod are all species encountered on these grounds. Living in this part of the world means we get a good mix of Northern and Southern species. T ​ ​hese are some of the best eating species. Kingfish, Trevally, Mowong, Tuna, Amberjack and various Sharks also caught around these reefs.

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A nice pair of bay snapper The Bay too has been fishing well, with plenty of​n ​ ice Snapper, Sweetlip, Cobia, Cod, Tuna, Kingies, and Trevally being caught throughout. The ledges, wrecks and rock formations in the Bay, holding the bait, therefore holding the fish. Using lighter rigs and fluorocarbon lines will ensure you will outsmart these finneky fish. But​,​it’s that happy medi​um​! Going to​o​light could cost you that trophy fish. The Mackeral and Tuna have still been smashing the bait schools in the Bay and the Caloundra shallows. Sharks still following closely, especially as the annual mullet schools run up the East beach around this time of year. The Passage has been fishing really good, with Whiting, Bream and Flatties making up the bulk of the catches.​​There’s also been some nice Snapper and Jewies ​ being​caught. Cooks, The Bridge, 112’s the ripples and along the Buckleys Ledge ​ is ​a good place to start looking for Jew and Snaps. Live baits, cuttlefish, Pillies​​ and flesh baits​are t​ he best baits. Whiting love blood worms and yabbies. Bream generally not that fussy, mullet gut, prawns,​​chook gut and most flesh baits working well. Night time seems to be better for the bream and whiting. Flatties taking plastics, Hardbodies and Pillies. Sand crabs have been thick as and really

never have an off season. We target and catch good numbers of Sandcrabs all year. Still muddies about, try any of the passage creeks or drains. So yet again another great month to head out and enjoy what this wonderful area h ​ ​as to offer​!​ Tight lines and don’t destroy what you came to enjoy.

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Dear Editor, A great paper with loads of useful information, the crime report is exceptionally good. I would like to discuss the letter in issue 33 (April) by C. Frost Bellara, I thought that I could remember something, then it came to me. A couple of years ago I received an email from a friend, so I checked my archives and there it was. I then did a Google search on “All the girls had ugly gym slips. It took five minutes for the TV to warm up.” There it was word for word, so anyone can go to the U3A and learn how to do a ctrl ‘C’ ctrl ‘V’. I will give my personal guarantee that this letter is all my own work. Regards, Eric Adams Dear Editor, I loved Lurline Thompson’s ‘letter to the editor’....totally agreed with her. Then I got to read it again and once again I agreed. Great letter both times Desley Gibson Dear Editor, Love your work again, thank you so much for your support. If I’m lucky enough to get another mention in the next issue, can I possibly ask if I could get my phone number mentioned please, just for those that might not have Facebook. I should have mentioned it in my first message to you. It’s 0432 261 784. Of course that’s only IF I happen to get another mention. I appreciate everything you’ve done for me already heaps. A J’s Helping hand Dear Editor, Letter to Mr Wilson What a wonderful article on Tonle clothing in the Islander this week - not to mention all the other articles you’ve written. You are certainly busy! You presented the workshop in Cambodia absolutely accurately, I could see you had done your research. It’s a great article and I send heartfelt thanks on behalf of the workshop ladies. Let’s hope the sustainability message will catch on with consumers. Thanks once again Neil. Warm regards, Paula Winch Inner Room Dear Editor, Just letting you know that the results are now in from the first 6 months of oyster gardening in Australia’s first Community Oyster Gardening Initiative on Bribie Island. Average survival was around 85% which is pretty good, with no real difference in survival between gardens with only Sydney rock oysters (blue tags) and the mixed species community gardens (green tags). Growth was steady being around 4-5% shell length on average for sydney rock oysters, again with little difference in average growth between the two treatments, but with large variations between individual gardens. Even though not all people reported on garden associates, a 600% increase in colonisation of the gardens was recorded in April compared to November. Please find attached a summary of the data to date for rock oysters showing summary data as well as spatial data. I also did some work of my own on leaf oysters and recorded an impressive growth rate (mean 18% increase in shell height) and a whopping 52% increase in shell weight over the 6 months.... If you have any questions or inquiries about these data, please do not hesitate

to contact me for more information. Sincerely, Dr Ben Diggles Restore Pumicestone Passage.org

Dear Editor, At last an Immigration Minister dealing with the so called Refugees​.​ It is rewarding to finally see a Minister (Mr Dutton) finally dealing with so called refugees. After several years (in luxury given by the taxpayers of Australia) we may finally see those who claim to be​b ​ one-fide refugees finally repatriated back to where they came from. After a lengthy period living in luxury they will finally be sent packing. It is time that common-sense prevailed with all the bleeding hearts and professional protesters to stand down and let​ ​common-sense prevail. If you are not a refugee then you get sent “packing” I often wonder why “so called refugees” would travel through 6 or more countries to get to Australia, the UK, France or other rather than the first safe haven. Perhaps there was no free welfare, or other benefits? When you start being too easy with who you allow in to the country think about what is happening around the world; in France, Germany, and recently the UK​​ (Manchester and our Lindt tragedy)! C Frost​, Bribie Island Dear Editor, I’m emailing the publications we advertise with to urge you to consider an editorial piece or feature on increasingly sophisticated scams. As a reminder, particularly to our less tech savvy and therefore more vulnerable seniors citizens I am learning of ever increasing fraud tactics targeting senior citizens. Praying on their honesty and vulnerability. And it’s no longer just dodgy emails re ‘inheritances’ being held in foreign bank accounts or the situations where scammers under the guise of banks etc try to get sensitive information from people. I have heard a number of cases lately of people being called posing as ‘computer technicians’ that ask seniors to log in an run various ‘tests’ to check their connection or whatever but they are really attempts to hack and take control of the computer and/or mine sensitive information incl all cached data for bank accounts etc. One risks being cleared out of not just the bank but on/via every account they have. Along with identity theft. Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. These types of scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute or for victims to recover losses. Let alone the emotional implications of such crime which is so devastating to many older adults, leaving them in a very vulnerable position and without time/career and often any savings to recoup and survive their losses. It’s not just wealthy seniors who are targeted. It’s all, including those on lowincomes and with little wider support e.g. a proactive family member who can educate them or be available to cross check or discuss things with. I really feel this is a message that needs to be continually promoted given the

increasingly pervasive nature of this type of crime and the devastating consequences for those affected We hope to see it covered in your coming editions! Thank you in advance :) Ali Cassels Parker Property Group Pty Ltd

Dear Editor, Petty journalism by TV Media – Schapelle Corby’s return I watched the TV Media and so called Journalists running around trying to generate more than “just the release of someone who has done their time” I am of course referring to Schapelle Corby. One reporter was trying to make the subject matter more important by referring to days in captivity rather than the 12 years or so that she was in jail. Let us remember that she was convicted of having drugs in her possession, and is a convicted drug smuggler. Stop trying to make more out of her situation than it is, and trying to glamorise what really is not worthy of headlines. Le​ave​the woman alone and allow her the dignity of coming home and getting readjusted to living back in Australia. Are the Media so desperate for a story? C Frost Dear Editor, After a month flat on my back after the dreadful accident on the bus from Caboolture, the fractured spine and other damage does not want to heal, I have managed to get this together so that the follow up will happen so hope I am not too late. I am very grateful for the untiring work of Peter Sheehan who took up the challenge on my behalf with Jeanette and Ross from Spinal Life Australia. The group is now formed and the collection o​f​minds and future support will be met with the needs of Spinal life and Polio Survivors as a Local entity. Thank you for your support and encouragement​.​ Local commitment for Locals. Kindest regards Bill​Peacock, Bellara.​ PS:​W ​ hen I have some relief I would love to chat and exchange some stories with the wonderful woman who writes on the people she has met and worked with in the entertainment industries, it would be great to exchange stories and reminisce​.​ Ed: Thanks Bill Peacock, I hope you get well soon mate, looking forward to catching up. Her name is Helly Kemp. Dear Editor, This happened to my car at the car park at Banksia Beach.

This is also not the first time it has happened. On review of others I have spoken to today this happens far too often in fact 3 times in 14 months for me. I saw someone do this to another car last week at the woolies car park Bribie shopping

centre. Lucky the owner was sitting in the car so hers was sorted. I think awareness needs to be raised. Now I am tossing up if I should even bother to get it fixed this time as this is costing a fortune. Or my other option is spending more money to buy a dash cam with movement detection. Sorry I missed the cut off today but I am so frustrated. I am at the shops for work not shopping and cannot believe this is the third time. Theresa Ed: Wow 3 times in such a short space. Dear Editor, Could you please give our event some coverage/advertising in your newspaper? Our group is called “FOCUS ON FELLOWSHIP” and we are a group of Christian Women representing the various churches on Bribie Island. We call ourselves Focus on Fellowship and basically that’s what we do. We have been active now for thirteen years. We don’t have a president, secretary or treasurer, and we don’t raise funds and we don’t charge for functions, but we achieve our purpose of sharing information, collaborating and demonstrating ecumenism in the name of Christ and reaching out to the wider community of Bribie Island and surrounds, in love, peace and hope. We convene three functions a year. The annual fashion parade in June, highlighting the Island Op-shops is held at the Little Flower Church has become a must on the social calendar. Last year the parade was attended by 330 people. We also hold two morning teas in April and October. The morning teas are held on a rotating basis at the different churches. We do ask that guests bring a plate of food to share at functions and the spread produced is amazing and most enjoyable. Kay Benson Member of Focus on Fellowship - 3408​​ 1058

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Shop Local, Spend Local, Support our Local Economy

Collectors Corner Nursery Ningi’s Collectors Corner Nursery is your local business to go to for great garden products and advice. Large Buddha Wall Plaque

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