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Western Echo

September 2018 ISSN 1327-676X

Published by: Hot Metal Publications Phone: 3300 1846 - Email: Over 15,700 Copies delivered each month to homes, businesses and clubs in the Western Suburbs

Locals Go LOUD for Kids!

Local businesses, schools and organisations are encouraged to support deaf kids during October by going LOUD on Queensland’s LOUD Shirt Day on Friday 19 October. The Meat@Billy’s team are just one of the local businesses getting on board to fund raise for Ashgrove’s Hear and Say centre and deaf kids across the state - they have certainly got some mighty LOUD shirts! Register now for your LOUD Shirt Day event. Story Page 3

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ACCOUNTANT R G Goodman Phone: 3289 1700 pg 20

Lifestyle - Samford Phone: 3289 6276

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Ecological Tree Services Phone: 0433 624 761 pg 9

Rob’s Guitar School Phone: 3289 8020 pg 24

AUTO AIR CONDITIONING Wyatt’s BP The Gap Phone: 3300 2077

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HAIR DESIGN DHS Hair Shack Phone: 3300 4200

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George’s Barber Shop Phone: 3366 7435 pg 6

Communify Phone: 3128 0110 pg 12 & 17

BEAUTY Blooms Beauty Salon Phone: 3300 1555 pg 32 Harmony Beauty Phone: 3300 5444 pg 18 Intune Beauty Therapy Phone: 3300 9710 pg 16

THink Aesthetics Phone: 3300 0465

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BUTCHER MeatU@Home Phone: 3161 5021 pg 19

CLUBS/GROUPS Taylor Range Country Club Phone:3366 1560 pg 10

CONCERT GRIPPS 2018 Gap State High Thursday 20 September pg 25

DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE Communify Phone: 3510 2707

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ELECTRICIANS Pearson Electrical Phone: 0409 623 970 pg 8

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Taylor Financial Advice & Solutions Phone:3510 1333 pg 13

LAWYERS Hollingworth & Spencer Phone: 3123 5700 pg 14

MASSAGE Bernard Evens Remedial & Sports Phone: 3366 9997 pg 16

MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels Ashgrove Phone: 3366 4299 pg 3

MEDICAL CENTRE Keperra Family Practice Phone: 3351 0323 pg 17

MORTGAGE ADVISOR Mortgage Choice Ashgrove Phone: 3463 0500 pg 9



MOWING Good Deal Mowing Phone: 0439 734 142 pg 20

Dept. of Defence - Enoggera Phone: 3332 7455 pg 22



The Gap Piano Studio Phone: 3166 8353 pg 24

Harcourts Inner West P h o n e : 3 5 11 0 6 6 6 p g 8



Blooms The Chemist The Gap Phone: 3300 1555 pg 32

The Gap Gators 50th Anniversary Phone: 0415 577 255 pg 25

PLUMBER Pandanus Contractors Phone: 3300 3934 pg 20 Plumbers We Are Phone: 3351 0016 pg 20


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POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT Kate Jones Phone: 3366 6000 Jane Prentice, MP Phone: 3378 1599

Cr. Steven Toomey Phone: 3407 1900

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TYRE & MECHANICAL Wyatt’s BP The Gap Phone: 3300 2077 pg 11

VETERINARIAN Ferny Hills Veterinary Surgery Phone: 3351 2122 pg 14 The Gap Veterinary Clinic Phone: 3300 1533 pg 15 WARDROBES Specialized HS Phone:0419 437 470 pg 20


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We urgently need more volunteer drivers. It can be for as little as a few hours each month. We deliver each morning, Monday to Friday, from around 9.30am until noon. Can you help us? If you are interested, please phone Carolyn on 3366 4299 between the hours of 8.00am and noon.

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Calling for Ashgrove to go LOUD in support of deaf kids October marks Hear and Say’s month of going LOUD to support deaf kids across Queensland. Loud Shirt Day is a day when families, schools, businesses and corporates don their loudest shirts and help raise much needed funds so that deaf children can receive the support they need to learn to listen and speak. Friday 19 October is the national Loud Shirt Day however there will be fundraising activity held throughout the month of October across the country, and even into November. In its 11th year, Loud Shirt Day has raised more than $500,000 to support Hear and Say’s early intervention programs. Babies and children receive specialist audiology, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy support so that they are ready to attend their local school by the time they reach Prep-age. Jim Green, Hear and Say Community Fundraising Officer said that along with families and schools who have traditionally supported Loud Shirt Day, since 2017 we have been overwhelmed with the number of small businesses and larger corporates who have got on board with fundraising efforts. “This year fundraising for Loud Shirt Day is taking many different angles including raffles, gold coin morning teas, BBQs, concerts and trivia nights. “We are working closely with the Ashgrove retailers and community groups to ensure that Ashgrove gets LOUD once again in support of our Brisbane children and families,” Mr Green said. Individuals, community groups, retailers, local businesses, school and kindys are all invited to GO LOUD by registering at, or if anyone needs help with fundraising ideas they can call and ask to speak to Jim on 3850 2111. You can host a LOUD Shirt Day at any time, and in any way you like (as a family, at work, with your friends, with a community group, alongside your sports club, as a school mufti day or at your child’s day care centre). LOUD Shirt Day is a great way to educate your community, and staff, to understand hearing issues and to spread the message that deaf children can learn to listen and speak through early intervention. It couldn’t be simpler to show your support. All you need is a wacky shirt (or one of our Supporter Tees) and a commitment to get LOUD! Register today by visiting https://www.hearandsay. Hear and Say was established in 1992 by Dr Dimity Dornan AO, Hear and Say today provides services and programs to children, young adults and families across six centres as well as e-Auditory-Verbal Therapy and e-Audiology programs reaching out rural and remote families. Hear and Say also provides the ‘Hear to Learn’ School Hearing Screening Program and paediatric hearing services - as a child’s hearing can change over time. Our aim is to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. As a not-for-profit organisation Hear and Say must raise more than $10,000 each year, for up to five years, to fill the funding gap so that one child with hearing loss can learn to listen and speak. Hear and Say is committed to using clinical research to measure outcomes and its success lies in the vital role that parents/caregivers play in teaching their children to listen and speak.  website:

Going LOUD on LOUD Shirt Day benefits deaf children across Queensland by raising much needed funds through a variety of events aimed at providing intervention programs for babies, children and their families

Inside the September Issue... Arana VIEW Club....................................................................14 Art in Bark - Brisbane....................................................20 Ashgrove Meals on Wheels.............................................10 Ashgrove Historical Society................................................14 Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club..............................................22 Balaangala Community Group.............................................16 Brisbane Tramway Museum..................................................20 Chess T’Minit.......................................................................27 Communify........................................................................17 Enoggera Historical Society..............................................31 Hear and Say ...................................................................3 Federal Update - Jane Prentice........................................7 Ithaca Probus......................................................................9 Mitchelton Garden Club....................................................28 National Servicemen’s Association of Aust. (Qld Branch)........6 Newmarket VIEW Club............................................................8 Norths Hockey Club.............................................................23 Paten Park Native Nursery (PPNN).............................................29 Principal’s Points............................................................24 Qld. Family History Society.............................................27 Reflections..........................................................................30/31 Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap.....................................12 Save the Children The Gap Branch........................................18 Shed Happens for Men of Ashgrove/The Gap.......................................27 SOWN (Save Our Waterways Now)...........................................29 State Update - Kate Jones - Member for Ashgrove......................5 The Gap Garden Club............................................................28 The Gap Historical Society...............................................16 The Gap Probus Club..............................................................26 The Gap RSL Sub Branch..................................................6 Ward Happenings Cr Steven Toomey.................................4 The Western Echo September 2018 Page 3

Ward Happenings with Councillor Steven Toomey Cr Toomey can be contacted at The Gap Ward Office on Phone: 3407 1900

Park Consultation Watercress Farm Estate The Gap In August I met with local residents to determine what type of new play equipment they would like installed as a replacement for the noncompliant equipment in the parkland. Thank you to the residents who came and viewed the designs for comment. We are currently adjusting the layout to incorporate your suggestions and anticipate the new equipment will be installed and ready for action for the summer holidays in January 2019.

Doggie Bark-B-Q Brekkie – Yoorala Street Parklands The Gap I am looking forward

to hosting a dog brekkie at Yoorala Street Parklands, 98 Yoorala Street The Gap on Sunday 9 September 2018, 7.30-9.30am. Ashgrove/The Gap Lions will be starting the morning with a free bbq breakfast, vegans catered for too! Free dog washing get in quick! Dog activities and face painting as well as a Vet Q&A with our local vet Scott Chapman from The Gap Vet Surgery! Walk you dog in as part of the morning! Some on street parking available but only disability parking onsite.

New BMX Track for Wittonga Park The Gap – Community Consultation I am pleased to announce that the designs for the new BMX in Wittonga Park will be ready for viewing on Saturday

15 September from 2-3.30pm in the park. I look forward to hearing your feedback about the new BMX proposals and will be there with my parks manager over at the site of the old track. See you there!

World Clean Up Day/ The Gap Inaugural Clean Up Litter Day What would happen if everyone picked up at least one piece of litter on World Clean Up Day /Inaugural Gap Clean Up Litter Day? That is the question that will resonate across the planet on Saturday 15 September. You are invited to The Gap’s first event from 8-11am at Wittonga Park The Gap! Council will be supporting local resident Sarah Young in providing educational and practical resources to reduce our litter in The Gap. Sarah has been busy promoting ‘Plastic Free Boy’ in our local schools and is passionate about reducing the use of plastic. Meeting at the playground in Wittonga Park, come along and support our local event!

The Gap Draft Neighbourhood Plan – Community Information Sessions I would like to thank everyone who made the time to pop in to The Gap Neighbourhood Planning information sessions at the Ashgrove Golf Club. Many of those I spoke to found the sessions informative and

beneficial to speak to council officers on specific points of the draft plan. Community feedback closes 10 September and amendments may be made. Council will then seek further comments from the State Government and approval for adoption.

Community CatchUps The Gap Ward 8 September 2018 9 - 11 a m T h e G a p – Waterworks Road The Gap – outside The Gap Village at Craig Ray Solicitor 12-2pm Ashgrove – Harry Street at the intersection of Stewart Road Ashgrove 5-6pm Yoorala Street Dog Off Leash Area Catch-up

6 October 2018 9 - 11 a m T h e G a p – Waterworks Road The Gap – outside The Gap Village at Craig Ray Solicitor 12-2pm Ashgrove – Harry Street at Stewart Road Ashgrove

Campaigner against plastics and promoter of ‘Plastic Free Boy’ Arlian Ecker, Sarah Young with daughter Eloise will be at Wittonga Park on 15 September for the first Clean Up Litter Day

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State Update

Kate Jones MP

Member for Cooper

Queensland Drought Appeal A major milestone has been reached in the Queensland Drought Appeal with more than $1 million raised to support families in drought affected communities. Your donations have gone towards urgent financial assistance for medical, dental, veterinary and other essential items, as well as electricity, rates, animal supplements and fodder. The Queensland Government has also recently increased to 2,000km the maximum distance that fodder can be transported at a subsidised rate. That will allow fodder to be transported to the most northerly drought affected area in Queensland, just south of Normanton, from the Mallee in Victoria, where fodder is available. With more than 50% of our state currently suffering from drought we must continue to look to strengthen our regional communities and provide the tools our producers need for the future. In particular there is some great work being done by Nexgen, in Queensland’s burgeoning AgTech sector, to create drought and virus resistant crops. With backing from the State Government, Nexgen will soon be looking at exporting their work overseas which will help them to scale-up and employ more staff here in Queensland. I know many of our local schools and community groups have raised a significant amount over the past month but if you are able to donate please text ‘drought’ to 0484 200 200 or visit www.

Thank you Goodstart Ashgrove for inviting me along to read during Book Week

Local Sporting Champions! Our local sporting clubs continue to achieve great results with two amazing accomplishments in recent weeks. GPS Rugby won their first Grand Final in 22 years defeating UQ 23 to 16. It was a closely fought battle and just confirms the rivalry. Thank you to all the locals who turned up to support our local club and be part of history. After some close calls in recent years I’m ready for two in a row! The Gap Football Club’s women just continue to set new standards for the rest of the competition with them recently taking out the NPLW Premiership. Congratulations girls and good luck with the finals campaign.

Seniors’ Morning Tea Thank you to the more than 150 seniors who attended my annual Seniors’ Morning Tea recently. It was great to talk with so many of you. I also want to particularly thank Communify, Ashgrove Meals on Wheels, Mt St Michael’s College, Ashgrove Library and the BrisWest Senior Citizens Centre for all of their help putting the event together. If you weren’t able to make it along please don’t hesitate to contact me with any issues that I can assist with.

Had a chat with the Year Fours at St Finbarr’s about politics and civics

If there is a local matter you would like to discuss with me, please contact me.

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The Gap RSL STOMP 2018 a resounding success As the sun was just beginning to rise over Brisbane on 12 August, members of The Gap RSL along with residents and business owners of The Gap were gathering at the eternal flame above ANZAC Square in the CBD to set off on this year’s Stomp. Despite being quite nippy in the morning, shrouded in the shadows of the CBDs high-rises, once we broke out across the ICB the weather was perfect all the way. We p r o g r e s s e d p a s t Victoria Park Golf Course and along Kedron Brook bikeway before having a quick break at the Dorrington Park hockey clubhouses in Ashgrove. From there is a was a quick walk back along the bike path to finish up at The Gap Football Club clubrooms. Gathered outside, the group enjoyed a BBQ brunch and being addressed by the Vice President of the RSL, Matt Bright, and our local

Councillor Steve Toomey who, as he does every year, stomped along with us. All funds raised from this year’s The Gap RSL Stomp will go towards the RSL erecting memorial gates in the recently upgraded Memorial Park in Glen Affric Street, The Gap. A big thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to doing it all again next year. Walton Bridge Park Upgrade Turfs up!!...or down as the case may be. You have likely seen that the lovely

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new turf has been laid around the memorial site as the Walton Bridge Park upgrade continues, with the site fencing due to come down as soon as the turf has established, which shouldn’t be far away (if they haven’t been already). There are a number of improved ways to access the memorial, with stairs and ramps now installed. There are also lovely tiered levels looking down towards the creek. The project still has a little way to go, including the addition of a set of memorial gates that will be donated to the site from The Gap RSL. These should look spectacular and be a prominent reminder to us of the people who served and sacrificed from our little community over the years. The Gap RSL War Widows morning tea The Gap RSL is still hosting morning teas every month; however, they have recently been moved to 1pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month. On these occasions, members of The Gap RSL War Widows group get together

for morning tea and a friendly chat at The Gap Football Club clubrooms. Although named the ‘War Widows’ the group is very welcoming of current or ex-service personnel’s spouses who may be looking for some fellowship and support. These ladies and gents have some amazing stories, and if they weren’t serving themselves, they were the bedrock of support back home that kept our forces going overseas. If you’d like to come along to one of the morning teas and meet everyone please contact The Gap RSL on the details below. Contact us To keep up to date with all The Gap RSL’s activities and events, please follow us on Facebook (@TheGapRSL). If you have any enquiries, please contact us via the details below: Phone: (07) 3300 9439 Email: gap_rsl@bigpond. com Post: The Gap RSL, PO Box 122, The Gap QLD 4061 Facebook: @TheGapRSL Lest We Forget

National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (Queensland) Inc by Dave Livett

The Association’s Brisbane North West Branch meets on the third Sunday of each month (next September 16) at RSL Gaythorne commencing 10.15 a.m. New members and visitors are welcome. The Association exists for the wellbeing of all Australian nashos and wives/widows thereof. The Association is open to all Australian nashos who served in either of the two schemes operating between 1961 and 1973. Nashos who served for countries other than Australia are welcome as associate members. For information about branches nearest to you or how to apply for the two medals which all Australian nashos are entitled phone 33241277 or scroll website For further information on Brisbane North West Branch phone Dave on 33663191. website:

Hon. Jane Prentice MP Federal Member for Ryan

Federal Update Welcoming Senator Jim Molan On Wednesday, 8 August, it was my pleasure to welcome retired Major General, Senator Jim Molan, to the Ryan electorate to highlight the best of Brisbane (and Queensland). As many readers will know the Ryan electorate is home to Gallipoli Barracks at Enoggera, (Australia’s second largest defence base) and with many local defence families in the area, Senator Molan was invited to visit St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School at Ferny Grove. Students at St Andrew’s were excited to welcome Senator Molan to their school, and discuss his experiences. With many students coming from families with defence involvement Senator Molan was genuinely appreciated. After an enthusiastic forum with

year six students at St Andrew’s, the Senator attended a morning tea event with members of The Gap RSL. Local RSL members, some who had even served with the Senator, had the opportunity to discuss their interests and views in a forum focussed solely on defence and veterans.

7th Brigade Farewell The Ryan electorate proudly includes Gallipoli Barracks, home of the 7th Brigade. This garrison is certainly a well-oiled machine and I appreciate the strong relationship I share with the men and women on the base. Brigadier Anthony Rawlins has served in the Australian Army for more than 30 years and has experienced his fair share of deployment conflict. As Commander of the 7th Brigade, Brigadier Rawlins has been pivotal to ensuring his soldiers are battle ready and conditioned to cope

in challenging environments. Brigadier Rawlins (aka ‘Changi’) has held a distinguished career in the Army and I wish him all the very best on his posting to Canberra where I know he will continue to make a positive contribution. You can view my speech on Brigadier Rawlins by visiting my website www.

Volunteer Grants Good news for volunteers with the applications for the 2018-19 Volunteer Grants now open. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 are available to help community organisations buy equipment such as laptops, pay fuel costs, train volunteers and improve their fundraising. For more information or to apply, visit the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at www.grants.

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‘Voice, Interests and Education of Women’ Lunchtime meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 10.30am for 11.00am start Venue - Gaythorne RSL Club This month we will learn more about the Learning for Life programme from our National Councillor, Lyn Masters. We support the Smith Family’s Learning for Life program and our club currently sponsors five school students, ranging in age from 10 to 18 years. VIEW was founded by the General Secretary of The Smith Family, George Forbes, in 1960 to support the charitable work of The Smith Family. VIEW stands for the Voice, Interests and Education of Women. It is one of Australia’s leading women’s volunteer organisations and support networks, and empowers women to have their voices heard in issues of importance for the future wellbeing of Australian society. The Newmarket VIEW Club, Brisbane, is a small, friendly club seeking community-minded women. VIEW members come from all walks of life, and we would be delighted if you could join us in our mission to provide better educational opportunities for young Australians. We would welcome you as a visitor to our Lunch Meetings ($25 for a two-course lunch) and so perhaps become a member of our Club. If you wish to know more about the Newmarket VIEW Club and also join us for lunch, please ring Estelle on 3356 7598.

Ithaca Probus Club The Ithaca Probus Club is a very active club, well known for our regular high quality guest speakers, our great monthly outings and our welcome for visitors and potential new members. Established in 2000, the Ithaca Probus Club celebrated its 18th birthday in June and now looks forward to another year of Fun, Fellowship and Good Times. Our guest speaker last month was Cheryl Pasqual who is totally blind and impressed us all with her determination and the strategies she has developed to overcome her lack of sight. This month will be a totally different topic when we welcome Brenden Minehan, National Sales Manager for Nerada Tea, who will talk to us about tea growing in Australia and the history of Nerada Tea and also discuss what we would all like to know “How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea?”. In September, the Ithaca Probus Club members will embark on a tour of the Scenic Rim with morning tea at the Beaudesert Arts and Information Centre. We will visit the Wyaralong Dam on Teviot Brook and then on to the Scenic Rim Brewery and Café for lunch, some beer tasting and a talk on the brewing of beer. Our Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 9.45am at the Ashgrove Bowls Club for a meeting with morning tea, talks on member’s interests and a variety of guest speakers. The club currently has vacancies for new members and we would be delighted to welcome you to our meeting. If you are interested in joining us at our September club meeting or any other meeting in 2018 as a guest or as a prospective member, please phone our Club Membership Officer, Anne Evans Ph (0402) 630 993. website:

Local Arborist Donates to Drought Stricken Farmers

“As a local family owned and operated business, we can help with all of your tree needs.” - Alex

Alex and Kellie Carter, have both been touched by how severely affected our rural areas are by drought at present. Both of their families have agricultural backgrounds, so it is close to home, so to speak. During the months of August and September the couple decided to make a donation to the Buya-Bale foundation for every customer who books a job that is undertaken by their company Ecological Tree Services. Alex is better known locally as 'Alex the Arborist' with a very active and informative facebook page. The amount donated to Buya-Bale will be relative to the dollar value of the job accepted. This means that we will be able to buy large hay bails and also arrange deliveries of water directly to drought effected farmers in Queensland. We are really excited about this initiative and being able to make a small contribution. So far the tally is over $1000 and they are on track for around $1200 by the looks of things. It doesn’t sound like a huge amount, but for a small business like theirs it sure is! This could translate to 57,500 litres of water, or 12 of the large round hay bales through Buy-a-Bale. Plans are that Alex and Kellie will probably do a combination of both. In addition they are planning on donating bags of dog food to the Lions Club Bunya as there has been talk around the fact that while funds are being raised to provide feed for stock, the working dogs are also in need of our support too. So bear in mind if you need expert tree services during September, you will be directly benefitting drought-stricken farmers if you book your work through Ecological Tree Services.

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Cooked Chooks Driving Meals on Wheels to Achieve a National Record In celebration of National Meals on Wheels Day on 29 August, Meals on Wheels Ashgrove, along with other participating services across Queensland will attempt to beat the National Record for the most community meals produced in five hours. To set the new national record, Meals on Wheels services across Queensland will need to produce more than 708 roast chicken meals within a five-hour timeslot. The attempt coincides with National Meals on Wheels Day, an annual celebration which recognises the 15,000 dedicated volunteers and staff who provide two million meals to 10,000 Queenslanders in cities, regional and rural areas each year. Leading the charge is Meals on Wheels Ashgrove with a strong team of dedicated volunteers. In addition to their regular client base, this year the Ashgrove service is reaching out to their local community to help boost their meal tally. Queensland Meals on Wheels State Manager, David Bannister, is confident the organisation will set an impressive national record that will be tough to beat. “We are really excited about the national record attempt but in reality, this is what our volunteers are completing on any given day,” Mr Bannister said. “Meals on Wheels services across the state prepare and

Cr Steven Toomey with Meals on Wheels Ashgrove chef Jason Mackle who is participating in the National Record

deliver an incredible amount of nourishing meals to community members from Aurukun to Annerley. The national record attempt is really just an opportunity to showcase how amazing our volunteers are and how much of a difference services like Ashgrove are making locally. “Meals on Wheels is completely run by the community, for the community and I really encourage those wanting to meet other caring people, make new friends and make a positive contribution to their local area to contact their local Meals on Wheels service.” For those wanting to support Meals on Wheels Ashgrove in their National Record attempt, they can contact the service to order a meal at 07 3366 4299, or email their order to


Whether it's swimming, tennis, squash or barbecuing that takes your fancy this Spring the Taylor Range Country Club has the lot. Nestled away on the Enoggera Creek, Ashgrove you won't find a better location to spend quality time with friends and family. A limited number of memberships are currently available at very reasonable rates, so get in quick to avoid missing out. The club also has a function hall that can be booked out for a variety of occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, fitness classes and work conferences.

For more information contact Mike or Serena at the Club, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap Celebrate Os’s Dedication

Past and present members and partners of the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap were delighted to attend a celebration lunch on 12 August to acknowledge the dedication to Rotary of one of the Club’s Charter Members, Osbane (Os) Smith. John Giles was given the task of presenting a snapshot of the accomplishments Os effected over the past 46 years Os is the only remaining Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap and has outlived many of his peers. Many travelled for the celebration at the Ashgrove Golf Club - Peter and Elaine Varley, Stewart and Margot Wallace, Peter and Mirian Watters, David and Betty Thorpe, Ted & Sheila Latta, Ian Hart and many other past presidents and members. Oz was recognised as a

Super Rotarian having been there on the day - 16 June 1972 - when the Club was originally formed. Os was then Vocational Service Director and began the tradition of five minute vocational talks which later became What’s New in My Business. Over the years Os was involved across the board but mostly was the ‘money man’ but did serve the Club as President . In 1977-78 Os was inducted as the sixth Club President where he introduced and actively encouraged the support of such programs as GSE, Youth Exchange, Foundation Scholar, FAIM International. In addition community supporter of SWARA, Meals on Wheels, Watermelon Project, started Apprentice of the Year at Ithaca TAFE, Teen Challenge and Drug Awareness through the Salvation Army’s

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Moonyah facility at Red Hill, undertaking the formation of an Interact Club at The Gap State High School and sponsorship/funding for a Blue Nurses vehicle. Os was a recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship in 1984 for his services to Rotary and his beloved wife Elaine a keen and active partner and member of The Gap community was to receive a Paul Harris Fellowship in 1989. In 1991-92 Os was again inducted as President and it was another memorable and momentous year. During that year he ensured the continuation of the Club’s projects as well as introducing new projects: Trees for Survival; the establishment of GRIPPS - which will be held for the 27th year this month at The Gap State High School; applying to BCC to create a Rotary park in Wilcannia Park, near Glenquarie Place;

Founding member Osbane (Os, as he’s known) Smith has been an active member of the Club for over 46 years

Preserve Planet Earth; and the Blue Nurses received a second new vehicle. Os was applauded and recognised for his deep and profound respect - not only in Rotary, but in his private and professional life, for which he is held in such high esteem and loved by all who have the priviledge to know him. The current President, Francine Hinton presented Os with a Perpetual Honorary Membership.

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Three things empty nesters should do before retirement Your children have left home, leaving you with time on your hands to do the things you’ve always dreamt of doing. But first of all, here are three things you need to take care of. 1. Pay down debt Now that the kids have left home, you’ll probably find yourself with surplus income. Of course, it’s natural that you’ll want to spend some of that doing things like travelling or renovating your home. But if you still have a mortgage, paying this and any other personal debt) should be your priority. Why? Owning your home outright by the time you retire will mean your retirement income won’t need to go on paying interest that’s not tax-deductible, such as your mortgage or credit card debt. 2. Review your insurance If your kids are no longer dependants, you’ve paid off your mortgage, or you’re only supporting yourself, you may need less insurance. However, if you’re still working, it’s not a good idea to cancel all your TPD, Trauma or Income Protection Insurance just yet, because you are still income dependant — so if you were to become seriously ill or disabled, you would still need this protection. Even if you no longer financially support your children, your spouse or partner may need financial support if you were to pass away or become terminally ill. Life insurance can also help to cover expenses such as funeral expenses and any remaining debts you have. However, as insurance premiums generally get more expensive as you get older, it may be worth reviewing how much cover you really need. 3. Ask the experts Being an empty nester can bring a renewed sense of financial freedom with fewer expenses and mouths to feed — but it’s important to use this time to put your money to work. To find out more about how to make the most of this stage of life, speak to us at Taylor Financial Advice and Solutions today on ​3510 1333​.


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Ashgrove Historical Society T h e S o c i e t y ’s O c t o b e r presentation will be held in the Ashgrove Library meeting room at 10am on Saturday 6 October. The topic is Waterworks Road: the track that made Brisbane. Peter Eedy will talk about the history of Brisbane’s water supply systems starting in 1825, and how the construction of the waterworks (the Enoggera Dam) and its supply pipeline through the hills of western Brisbane in the mid-1860s were pivotal for Brisbane’s economic boom during the 1880s, and the concurrent explosion of Brisbane’s population. The half hour presentation will be followed by a complementary morning tea and a chance to chat and share some memories till 12 noon. Visitors are most welcome. Ashgrove Historical Society publications are reasonably priced and make great gifts. Lost Ashgrove: The changing face of a Brisbane suburb -$25 Ashgrove and The Gap Aspects of History 1849 – 2003: Land, Access, Institutions and People includes the development of Waterworks Road; a history of Ithaca Creek Bridge, and the growth of Ashgrove 1871-1925 - $25 Ashgrove 150 Timeline traces Ashgrove’s history in chronological order as per the plaques on the bike path at the Ashgrove Sportsground - $6 Perpetual calendar, featuring photos of Ashgrove, to record birthdays and anniversaries - $7 Brisbane: People and Places of Ashgrove, published by Brisbane History Group Inc, now only $15 Bardon Heritage Tour - now $5 They can be purchased at our monthly meetings or contact Lindy at or phone 3366 1952 and leave a message. The Ashgrove Historical Society meets on the first Saturday of the month February-December. Membership is $10 per annum, $15 couple/family which includes the bi-monthly newsletter, Tram Stops. Monthly topics can be found on the Society’s website and Facebook page.

Arana VIEW Club October Meeting

The Arana View Club meeting is on Wednesday 3rd October at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Keperra. Doors open at 10.30am for the meeting to commence at 11.00am Cost is $27.00 and this includes a 2-course lunch as well as tea and coffee. Our guest speaker for October is Gina Storey from Travelling Places who is certain to have some great travel hints for us all. We will also have our usual raffles and lucky door prizes, the proceeds of which go towards supporting our 14 Smith Family “Learning for Life Students.” New members and guests are always welcome. Please phone Carol by 12.00 noon on Monday 1st October on 3355 5349 to book. website:

Great News for Cats and their Human Slaves In a major breakthrough for the out-doorsy cat, Feline Bravecto is now available as a “spot-on” treatment to prevent fleas and ticks. You may have heard of “Bravecto” chews for dogs, a product that has revolutionised tick and flea prevention. So much so, that the research into an anti-tick vaccine was shelved, and the production of paralysis tick anti venom has fallen drastically. So recently, most cases of tick paralysis were in cats because of the lack of an effective prevention. Now we finally have and easy and effective feline prevention, simply apply every 3 months and kitty will be safe. Bravecto are also releasing a “spot-on” for dogs , which will protect against fleas and ticks for 6 months. Remember, cats are not small dogs, these products are similar but not identical - 3 months for cats and 6 months for dogs !! In other good news, a new injection will be released by the end of the year for itchy dogs. Already available in Europe and the USA, the injection is a completely new way to counter the very common atopic dermatitis, using antibodies. Thus there are no drug side effects or dangers of inducing medical disorders. The injection is given once every 4 to 8 weeks and by all reports rapidly gives relief. It has proved so popular that the manufacturer can’t keep up the supply, hence the delay in releasing it locally. We will let clients know as soon as it is available! Another exciting research development is the use of low dose radiation of joints to reduce pain from some cases of osteoarthritis. We are excited to have another treatment being developed for this frustrating and painful condition, hopefully it will be available in Brisbane soon. Remember, if your cat goes into the garden or wanders the neighbourhood, apply Bravecto Spot-on every 3 months to prevent deadly tick paralysis . Kind regards, Scott and Chris

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27 Cobble Street, The Gap Balaangala Community Group Join us in conversation with

Uncle Bob Weatherall ..talking about the fight for the rights of the dead and repatriation of stolen Aboriginal ancestral human remains and cultural property… Uncle Bob Weatherall is a traditional owner of the Kamilaroi Nation from the Balonne River region in South West Queensland. He has been campaigning for Aboriginal rights of selfdetermination, human rights, land rights, and Aboriginal selfgovernance for many years.

The Gap Historical Society Inc. Est. 2000 It seems like we are just playing “The Waiting Game” at the Society at present. We are waiting for the transfer of the lease to come to fruition – we are waiting for the memorabilia to be taken to Logan Historical Society – and we are waiting for some events into which we can have some realistic input!! Fortunately, some of these events are on the horizon. A couple of other local organisations are reaching their 50th Anniversary soon, and we hope to be able to help them celebrate with support by way of photos and historical information. Our own AGM will be held in conjunction with our general meeting on 22nd September and this may be an opportunity for other members to serve on the Management Committee. Socially, we are gearing up for the annual Melbourne Cup Luncheon, and this year, we will invite other groups who rent the centre to join us – the more the merrier!! Whilst we are still the lessees, there are plenty of available days and times for other groups to use the Nullagundi Centre and enquiries should be directed to Hon Secretary Don Willsher on 0408 012 689.

Enoggera & Districts Historical Society Inc. by Dave LIvett.

The Society meets every Thursday between 9.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Enoggera Memorial Hall on the corner of Wardell and Trundle Streets. We invite all who are interested in local history to visit us or do research. New members are welcome. Alternative times can be arranged. We are happy to send a guest speaker to address community groups. For further information phone Dave on 3366 3191.

He has a long history in repatriation around Queensland and continues to be instrumental on a local, regional, national and international level across all levels of government, museums, universities and other institutions.

Sunday 16th September from 2pm @ Balaangala Garden Space, 98 Yoorala St, The Gap $20 adult non-members $10 members and concession Elders are free Afternoon tea provided Please email to book as places are limited:

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Communify Queensland celebrates over 40 years of history and legacy Help us celebrate 40 amazing years. Join us in celebrating Communify’s 40th birthday this September 2018. Back in 1978 a group of passionate community members had a vision of a unified, inclusive and supportive community. For over 40 years, the dedication of our committees, boards, staff and volunteers has supported Communify to grow Communify Qld is turning 40 and in response to the diverse range of needs and interests of our hosting a very special celebration local community. Communify originated in 1978 when the Red Hill Paddington in September. Community Centre (RHPCC) was formed by a small group of Back in 1978 a group of passionate local residents at Caxton Street, Paddington with the intention community members had a vision to provide activities, support and advocacy services for local of a unified, supportive community. people. For over 40 years, the dedication of our The Centre had a couple of homes in the Paddington area committees, boards, staff and volunteers and in 1993 moved to the site of our current main office at has supported Communify to grow in response to the diverse range of needs 180 Jubilee Terrace, Bardon. In 2007 the Red Hill Paddington and interests of our community. Community Centre was renamed Communify Queensland. This new name reflects our current vision and mission and recognises If you’re one of the many wonderful that while we are a local agency our services stretch out over people who have contributed or many more suburbs. volunteered throughout our journey, we’d love you to join us at this Communify has developed a broad range of services in celebration! For your personal response to the unique needs identified by our community. invitation get in touch with Mish at From our neighbourhood centres, we offer support to people or 3510 2700. experiencing challenges related to ageing, disability, mental health, child safety, parenting, financial hardship, food security, addiction, and homelessness. We also provide childcare, housing, and support for people seeking asylum, community engagement 21/8/18 and participation, community development and access COM0187 to 40th Bday Press_110x150_FA.indd 1 community spaces. BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH IS VITAL We would like invite people to celebrate our 40 years of service by sharing with us any memories they may have of Communify (or the RHPCC). Our mission is to capture their firsthand experience about how they have connected with us, their reason for volunteering, or simply why they love working with us or the work we do. Communify will also be hosting a special 40th birthday event in September and would like to extend an FAMILY PRACTICE & SKIN CANCER CLINIC invitation to people who have assisted us in our journey. If you have been a volunteer or a part of our journey, we would love to hear from you! Our team of doctors and To email your story, or for more information on our birthday health professionals provide event, visit or contact Michelle Burkett you with ongoing and comprehensive medical care. on 0422 625 826 or

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The Verandah Band’s Golden Oldies

2018 Seniors Week was held from the 18-26 August, and a local group who call themselves The Verandah Band are testament that getting older can offer new and exciting possibilities. Patricia McClafferty is a retired secondary English/ Music teacher and she and a group of friends have been delighting audiences since late 2017. Other members of the group are all retired from a variety of occupations Land Valuer, Mechanical Engineer, retired Academic. All members have known each other for many years as their children went to the same schools. They are called The Verandah Band because they practise on the verandah of one of the member’s home once a week. The vocalist is just a baby – she is 61! None of the men had learned music until they retired so they are doing very well. We have keyboard, drums, bass ukulele, two ukuleles, one

guitar and vocalist. They are a fine example of what ‘old’ people can do when they put their very wise minds to it. The Verandah Band’s first ‘gig’ was at Regis Ferny Grove in October 2017 and we have since played there again this year. They have played at The Gap Uniting Church Seniors Morning Teas, St Paul’s Villas Bardon for a 100th birthday celebration, Keperra Sanctuary, and St Peter Chanel The Gap BBQ and concert. The band have some further bookings for the year, but would always like to hear from anyone interested, particularly from seniors groups.

Playing a variety of music – soft rock, a little C & W, ballads, some early rock numbers, Linda Rondstadt, Neil Sedaka etc. - they appeal to a wide range of musical tastes.

The Gap Branch

The Gap Branch of Save The Children are happy to announce that a Devonshire Morning Tea will be held on Wednesday the 10th October at the St Peter Chanel Church Hall.

Organisers hope that all those supporters who enjoyed our Soup Luncheons and our previous Devonshire Morning Teas, will again support us in this.

For more information on The Verandah Band or to enquire about making a booking plase contact Patricia – telephone 3300 3210, mobile 0438 303 212, or email: Our efforts to continue to contribute to the aide of disadvantaged children in our State. Guest speaker for the event will be Program Manager of Save the Children Queensland, Peta Nichol. For bookings please contact Julie Nichles 3844 7523.

you deserve to be pampered Locally owned salon, Harmony Beauty has been serving the beauty needs of The Gap community for 15 years, offering skin care, organic spray tans, and rejuvenating massage therapy. Our staff will pamper you and each treatment will be a wonderfully relaxing experience. Enjoy our wide range of superior cosmetic treatments in a comfortable, friendly setting. From microdermabrasion to collagen masks, and enzyme facials, we offer a full range of anti-aging and skincare services. We also offer volume eyelash extensions and full waxing services. Our Beauty therapists perform a variety of massage services, including hot stone massage, Swedish and relaxation massages. Our services include:• • • • • • •

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There has been a lot of focus lately on the benefits of adding natural bone broth to your diet so here at MU@H we have been doing some research on just what this is all about as we sell an awful lot of different meat bones to our customers for them to make their own. I could go on for ages with all of the scientific and nutritional information that is available but to summarise this is what we have learned :– Bone broth has been used for centuries, by many different cultures, to help relive certain ailments and for maintaining general good health. You might remember Nanna telling you as a child to eat your chicken soup when you have a cold? Well this is actually quite relevant as broth has the ability to shorten the length and severity of the common cold. Bone Broth is a natural source of Chondroitin, Calcium and Magnesium. If you suffer from any kind of inflammatory conditions, bone broth is a natural way of relieving the pain and inflammation associated with some inflammatory conditions and assists in relieving cramping. Amino acids in bone broth, like arginine, glutamine, and cysteine, have been shown to boost immunity in humans and animals It helps normalize stomach acid, which is useful for colitis, celiac disease, ulcers, and other inflammatory gut conditions. There are many ways to use bone broth, here are some examples of how easy it is to add it to your everyday diet: • Drink it straight up. Pour it into a thermos and take it on your commute or simply heat up a cup in place of your morning cuppa and enjoy the flavour. • Use it to cook grains. When cooking your favourite, use bone broth instead of water. • Cook your veggies in it instead of straight water. • Freeze it for later use. Pour bone broth into ice cube trays and freeze. You’ll have individually portioned broth at the ready. • Use it to make your soup. This is a great way to use bone broth. Start from scratch (when possible) or take home a pack of our ready-to-use bone broth as the base

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for any soup or stew. We always have bones available for you to make your own bone broth (recipe below), from $5.99kg but if you find you don’t have the time to make it yourself, we have 600ml containers of freshly made broth concentrate, in a variety of flavours, in our freezer section for $12.99 each. Our concentrate is made using only grass fed/free range bones, market fresh vegetables and absolutely no added salt. How to make your own bone broth 2kg beef, chicken, lamb, pork, or goat,bones 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (see notes) 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 brown onion, halved 2 stalks celery, roughly chopped 4 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf. Directions Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-force. Place bones on a roasting tray. Roast for 30 minutes (see Notes) Transfer bones and fat to a large saucepan with remaining ingredients and enough water to cover bones. Bring to a simmer. Cook on the lowest setting for at least 24-48 hours (the longer, the more nutrients you will extract from the bones). Add extra water to make sure bones are always covered with liquid. Strain into a large bowl. Cool quickly by placing the bowl in a sink or large tub filled with iced-water. Chill. Discard hard layer of fat if you like (see Note). NOTES • Roasting is optional but it does give the broth extra flavour and a deeper colour. • Broth will keep for 5 days in the fridge or for up to 6 months in the freezer. • The vinegar is important to extract nutrients from the bones. • Skimming the froth is only for aesthetics to get a clearer broth at the end. • Leaving the layer of fat helps preserve the broth in the fridge, then you can choose to keep all or part of the healthy/ good fat for frying.

Thursdays Become Discount Days for Seniors from September Commencing on Thursday 6th September, 2018, each and every Thursday will be Seniors’ Day where by presenting your Seniors’ Card, you will be given a 10% discount on any purchase made at our store. There’s no catch, no exclusions – EVERYTHING is 10% off for seniors on Thursdays!!! Until next month, be happy & eat well Julie & Gary Read & the friendly Team at MeatU@Home

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Brisbane Tramway Museum

September is going to be another “Major Event” month for Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove. Each year the museum commemorates the disastrous fire which destroyed 65 trams at the Paddington Depot (where the Paddington Plaza Shopping Centre now stands). This event occurred on the 28th of September. So – Friday the 28th is the big night this month – our night run!! The Address: 50 Tramway Street, Ferny Grove (off Samford Road at Ferny Grove Police Station) All 6 of our operational fleet will be providing rides from 5.00 pm until about 9.00 pm. A special event within the big event - local state member the Hon. Mark Furner MP – will officially switch on our new sub-station. The State Government contributed a substantial amount of the cost of commissioning the new sub-station, which will provide a more reliable & efficient power supply to maintain our service. Our friends from the Queensland Omnibus & Coach Society will have vintage BCC buses on display. The popular Weiner Wagon food van will be on site to provide eats and ice creams. Fares are: Adult - $14.00, Concession - $11.00, Children (under school age) $7.00 and Family - $42.00. For enquiries, please phone the museum on: 3351 1776.

Art in Bark - Brisbane Quilt & Craft Fair, Art in Bark, Brisbane, will be having an Exhibition of Bark Pictures framed & unframed, Jewellery, cards, bookmarkers etc. made from the bark off the Melaleuca Trees For Sale. Where: – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on Wed. 3rd – Sun. 7th October. Open:- 9am Looking forward to seeing you at the Quilt and Craft Fair come and say “Hello” More Info:- Ph. Barbara 3271 2130 - Joy 0407 178 064 Hazel 0408 157 117.

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‘Lifestyle’ has so much to offer! Samford Lifestyle centre is a truly hidden gem. From the moment that you stroll through the front gates of the Lifestyle centre you will feel the relaxing atmosphere that everyone is raving about. Lifestyle is home to 12 businesses, and has just recently added the farm walk. The heart of the centre is the plant nursery with an amazing gift shop and excellent coffee shop. The nursery prides itself on having an excellent range of native and exotic plants, and they have old fashioned, personal service with very knowledgeable horticulturalists on hand to give you advice on plant selection as well as information on plant disease. Wander through the garden and enjoy the many water features and garden sculptures which are on display and are also for sale. The gift shop is known for its unique gifts and homewares. Lifestyle have also added a furniture range

for indoor and outdoors, but be prepared to see one-off pieces only. They are stockists for Sloggers (garden clogs) foot ware and Brumble Bay candles just to mention a few. Cafe Legarto is serving Toby’s Estate coffee, and are open for Breakfast and Lunch seven days a week. The cafe is located in a beautiful garden setting and bookings are recommend as they are very popular, especially over weekends. Lifestyle are also the home for the ‘City Chicks’ so if you have thought about have your own chickens in your backyard come talk to the City Chicks staff. They also stock bees! Yes! honey bees.... which are essential for every wonderful garden. If you are interested in beautiful and unique yarns a visit to the Itty bitty yarn shop can be recommended. They are open on weekends as well as on Wednesdays for amazing yarns and social knitting and

everything to do with wool. If you need anything to do with horses and horse riding drop in to Herdz, who also stock the Ariat and Wrangler ranges. Other services available on site are: Serene beauty; Samford Nutrition; The Zen Space yoga centre and Soma Therapies for acupuncture and related therapies; Samford Psychology also has there consultation rooms at Lifestyle. The farm walk is the most exciting addition for the past year. It is the brain child of Izak, who is an ex-farmer and can not get rid of his love for animals. The main idea is to give ‘city slickers’ the opportunity to get up close and personal with the farm animals. At the moment you can come and meet Frankie, our resident miniature donkey and get entertained by his very vocal braying. Two of our mini meat master sheep has give birth to spring lambs

and a naming competition is on at the moment to name the two lambs. If you come and do the farm walk which is a free event, you will also meet the three mini goats Chocolate, Licorice and Eclair, and watch how they jump on the old Bedford, and play around.The Chicken and duck feeding is lots of fun too. Lifestyle is located at 225 Mt Glorious Rd Samford Valleyand is open 7 days from 8.30 am to 4pm - for more information visit our website

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Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club News This month has been a very busy time for our members with a number of fundraising projects. Our Lions Club has donated Funds to the Farmers Drought Appeal through the Lions Foundation, a choir member of the voices of Birralee to assist in attending the Remembrance Ceremony in France, the Lombock appeal for earthquake relief and Story Dogs at Hilder Road State school. Farmers Drought Appeal Lions have collected $5050.55 for our Farmers Drought Relief Appeal. A big THANK YOU goes out to all of our community in the catchments of Ashgrove and The Gap for your generous support for our farmers. The Lions Foundation will ensure that our farmers in Queensland and New South Wales receive all monies donated. EKKA Parking During the EKKA many of our members were rostered on 4 hour stints to oversee the parking areas provided to us by a group of generous businesses

and this enabled us to raise some $4505. We thank all businesses who have allowed us use of their parking areas, particularly the National Heart Foundation which has assisted us for many years. We have many members of the public who return each year and utilise the parking facilities for convenience and are very happy in supporting this fundraising cause. Story Dogs At Hilder Road State School Our guest speaker Rhondalee brought along her trained dog Clementine and explained how the Story Dog program helps primary school children improve their reading skills. This project will be supported by our Lions Club over 12 months for the children of the Hilder Road State School. The children look forward to meeting the dogs each week and have gained confidence by reading selected books to their favourite canine visitor. More than 1800 children are involved in the Story Dogs project.

Daffodil Day Fundraiser Our Lions members will again on the Shopping centres of The Gap Village and Ashgrove Shopping Centre to lend support for the Cancer Council Daffodil Day Fundraising Collection. So if you see a Lion who has some Daffodils for sale please support this cause between the 23 and 25th August. Sausage Sizzles Ashgrove /The Gap Lions will be at Bunnings Keperra on 2 September selling sausages for Father’s Day. Come along, bring dad for a Brekky sausage and help our Farmers. Yes, all funds raised at the Father’s Day Sizzle will be donated to our Farmers Drought Appeal. Bark B Q Sausage Brekkie at Yoorala Street Dog Park Lions will be supporting the Bark B Q Brekkie at Yoorala Street Dog Park on 9th September from 7.30am9.30am. Come along and enjoy the entertainment, Police Dogs display, RSPCA Stall etc and snack on a free Sausage. All our Local community is welcome.




Residents to areas surrounding the Enoggera Close Training Area are warned that it is a Defence live firing range and to expect periods of heightened noise volume. Defence training includes firing practices with live ammunition, explosives, simulation devices and lasers that generally occur daily between 0700h – 1600h. Night time practices also occur and are generally completed before 2200h. During these core operating hours, residents in the surrounding areas may experience louder than normal noise levels. This could be due to a change in weather conditions or wind direction, or due to the type of munitions or simulation devices being employed to achieve a training outcome. Defence now has the capability to notify residents of increased periods of noise volume on the training area via an SMS alert. These alerts are intended to advise residents of an increased level of forecasted training area noise over a prescribed period of time. If you wish to be included in this notification process, please contact range control on (07) 3332 7455 and provide your name and mobile number. For any other enquiries regarding the Enoggera Close Training Area, please contact the Enoggera Close Training Area, Range Control Officer on (07) 3332 7455. 00414

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Loud Shirt Day For Hear and Say Bar B Q at Billy’s At Ashgrove Lions will again be cooking up a real deal Bar B Q at Billys At Ashgrove for the Hear and Say Organisation on Friday 19th October Lunch outside Billys. Come along and support your local Hear and Say Organisation and buy lunch with Billys famous sausages. Annual Garage Sale Put the 27th October in your Date Calendar for our Annual Garage Sale at the Gap Football Club. This will be our 46th Year so don’t throw out those unwanted items, just call us and donate to our Club for the Garage Sale. More information will be in the next issue of the Western Echo. Melbourne Cup Tickets Lions will be selling our popular Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tickets with a prize of $1000 in October and early November at our local shopping centres and Dan Murphys The Gap. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00. If you would like any further information on any of these functions please contact David Hall Phone 3366 7942 And if you are interested in becoming a member of the Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club please contact Peter Cooper : Ph 3366 0286 M 0488 069 089 e any further information on any of these functions please contact David Hall Phone 3366 7942 And if you are interested in becoming a member of the Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club please contact Peter Cooper : Ph 3366 0286 M 0488 069 089


Norths hockey players hitting goals Players from Northern Suburbs Hockey Club at Ashgrove have been scoring goals on fields in Brisbane, interstate and overseas. Two Norths players have returned from the Masters Hockey World Cup in Terassa, Spain with a medal. Kylie O’Donohue (Australian Over-35 team) and Sheryl Simpson (Australian Over-50 side) both won silver medals. Kathy Devitt played for the Australian Over-55 team. Jordania Moffatti recently made club history by becoming the first woman to play 200 Division 1 games for Norths. Add the seasons that Norths’ top side played in Division 2 and Jordania has played more than 300 first-team games for the Eagles. Alison Stock and Tarack Chappell were selected in Australian Country teams following the national titles held in Berri. Alison is in Australia’s Open women’s team and Tarack is in the Australian Under-21 men’s side. Norths duo Sam Morris and Holly Gilbar and their Queensland Country women’s team won the Australian Country championship gold medal. Ta r a c k C h a p p e l l and Karl Harland won a silver medal with the Kylie O’Donohue with her Silver Medal from the Masters Hockey World Cup, Spain

Jordania Moffati - made club history as the first woman to play 200 Division 1 games for Norths

Queensland Country side, and Amy Smith and Alison Stock won a bronze medal with the Australian Defence Force team.

Jack West and Aaron Grigg will round out the 2018 hockey season by competing at the Australian Masters Hockey Championship in Lismore this month.

Term 3 2018


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.....Principal's Points.......Principal's Points...... Marist College Ashgrove: Congratulations to: At the recent QLD Short course swimming championships Alex Bibo competed in the very tough 1500m Freestyle event winning a gold medal in the 16 years age group and also won two silvers for the 16 years 200m Breaststroke and the 400m Freestyle. Jackson Grounds who has been selected to participate in the Australian Major League Baseball Invitational. This event allows the best 13 and 14-year-old players in the country to participate in a training camp and tournament under the guidance of elite coaches from universities and professional baseball. Marist College Ashgrove won the AIC Cross Country Carnival Mr Peter McLoughlin Headmaster

The Gap State School National Science Week enhancement opportunity To celebrate the 2018 National Science Week school theme, “Game Changers and Change Makers”, The Gap State High School invited 18 students from grades 5 and 6 to celebrate an afternoon of ‘magical’ science activities and experiences last week. Children often see magic

and wonder all around them when learning and experiencing how the world works. However, when they start to investigate different concepts students realize that it isn’t magic after all. It’s science. The following students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in this experience: Tom, Ava, Zac, Jayden, Portia, Darcy, Catriona, Harry, Amelia, Carson, Maxine, James, Zachary, Riley, Amy and Aya. Student comments included: I loved the challenges, especially about balance. We had to see how much weight we could hold on a chain of 25 paperclips and we won a prize for this – Ava YR5 I really loved learning about inertia. We did this really cool experiment where we placed a piece of card over a glass and put a coin on top of the card. We then flicked the card and the coin fell into the glass - Tom YR5 I just really liked the variety of experiments and challenges that we could do – Aya YR6 I really loved how kinetic energy works. We sat a handball on top of a basketball then let them fall to the ground, as they bounced the kinetic energy was expelled and forcing the handball to launch upwards – Zachary YR6 GRIPPS - Children from 12 State and Private Primary Schools in The Gap

area have been invited to participate in GRIPPS (Gap Region Instrumental Primary Performers School). GRIPPS is a joint Rotary Club/Gap Schools initiative, which provides an opportunity for our many talented young musicians to further develop their musical skills and friendships. Congratulations to the following students that were successful in their auditions:Sophie, Lizzie, Madison, Sophia, Viane, Abhirami, Zoe, Catriona, Aya, Rebecca, Jasper, Ella, Natasha, Beth, Riley, Ava, Amelia, Alejo, Elsa, Amy, Avienda, Hanna, Tia, Noa, Jayden, Wren, James, Lilly, Haiden and Riley. 2018 Science and Digital Technologies International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) - Last term, 25 students from years 3- 6 chose to participate in the 2018 Digital Technologies International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Exam. In addition, 28 students completed the Science ICAS Exam. We c o n g r a t u l a t e a l l students for their efforts in completing these challenging assessments under formal test conditions. The following students are commended for their outstanding results awarded this year. D i g i t a l Te c h n o l o g i e s Distinction: Saathvika; Credit: Aiden, Ridhima, Joshua, Ethan, Toby, Amelia, Carson,

Catriona, James, Jacob and Natasha; Merit: Lily and Maxine. Science - High Distinction: Maxine, Carson and Jacob; Distinction: Joshua and Catriona; Credit: Rachel, Julian, Lily, Amelia, Alejo and Natasha; Merit: Ethan, James and Lara. Sporting News - Special mention goes to Leilani who was the only competitor through to the 200m finals where she finished 7th. Other strong performances throughout the day were Daniel, Liam and Rhyan who all made the 100m Semi Finals. Charlotte finished 2nd in the Multi Event which is similar to a hepathlon event (800m-100m-Long Jump - Shot Put) Charlotte also finished 3rd in the individual Long Jump.  Other students reaching close to podium finishes included Liam 6th Long Jump and Jarrah 5th Long Jump.  Our relay teams put in solid performances. We now have two students going to Met North Regional Trials for the 800m.  The hard work that Charlotte and Tully have put into training paid off. Charlotte came 4th in the 800m. Charlotte is competing in the 800m, Long Jump and Multi event (100m / 890m / Long Jump / Shot Put ) at the Met North. Tully placed 4th in the 800m and 2nd in 1500m. Tully will be competing in 1500m and 800m event at the Met North Trials. Joanne Nicholls - Principal

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GRIPPS 2018 - a Concert not to be missed!

GRIPPS (Gap Region I n s t r u m e n t a l P r i m a r y Performers School) will present a night of music featuring primary student music makers in The Gap State High School Auditorium on Thursday 20 September. The concert will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with drinks and barbeque available from 5.00pm. This year 169 children from local state and private primary schools have been selected to perform after completing a four day music camp under the tutelage of professional musicians. Students from years 4 to 6 from Ashgrove State School, Bardon State School, The Gap State School, Hilder Road State School, Ithaca Creek State School, Marist College Ashgrove, Oakleigh State School, Payne Road State School, Rainworth State School, St. Finbarr’s, St. Joseph’s and St Peter Chanel Primary School are involved this year together together with a stellar staff of tutors and conductors. The Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap gratefully acknowledges the support and sponsorship of these local businesses: Arana Leagues Club; Councillor Steve Toomey; Harcourts Solutions Inner West; Hon.Kate Jones State Member for Ashgrove; Hon.Jane Prentice - Federal Member for Ryan; Ryan Civil Contracting; Mortgage Choice Ashgrove; The Gap Physiotherapy Centre; The Gap Village Shopping Centre; Young Minds – Health and Development Network; The Gap Vet; Simply for Strings; Indepedent Music; The Guitar Gym; Charlie and Chris Appleton and Emma Boys - who are supporting GRIPPS 2018. A concert definitely not to be missed, so mark your diaries and enjoy the extraordinary talent during the evening!

50th Anniversary Notice

The Gap Amateur Swim Club(inc) & The Gap State School Would like to welcome all past members of The Gap Swimming Club to celebrate the clubs 50TH Anniversary. Date: 15th of September Venue: TGSS Time: 530 pm onwards Food will be supplied Cost : nil RSVP : Or phone 0415577255 By 5th of September

G.R.I.P.P.S. 2018 The Gap Region Instrumental Primary Performers School This event is staged by representatives of State and Private Primary Schools in The Gap, Ashgrove and surrounding suburbs and the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap Inc.

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Ashgrove Forum Ashgrove Forum Communicators Club held its 92nd monthly meeting at the Ashgrove Library meeting room on Wednesday 15th August 2018. What is Forum and what can it do for you? If you are looking to be a confident communicator who can speak easily in front of big or small groups, lead effective and timely meetings with poise, then FORUM is for you! FORUM is a Queenslandwide organisation with local, friendly groups who meet regularly to help each other be confident and effective communicators. FORUM provides essential personal and professional development for people who want the “communication edge” – no matter where you are in life or what stage of your career. FORUM not only offers expertise and confidence in speaking, it also offers training in How To R u n E f f e c t i v e Meetings, using parliamentary meeting procedure that can be either used or adapted for appropriate use across many work disciplines and voluntary organisations. Want to know how to make your point – with impact? Meeting procedure puts your feet firmly on that pathway. Because there are so many times you only have the one chance to speak, make your point and leave listeners with a message that wins their hearts and minds.

For more information please visit the FORUM website www.beconfident. ASHGROVE FORUM will be holding its next meeting at 6.45pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018 in the meeting room of the Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Avenue, Ashgrove. The speaking topic will be “Poetry Alive”. Members will speak for 5/6 minutes each reciting all or part of a poem of their choosing, then give some information and background on either the poem or the poet or both. Vi s i t o r s a r e a l w a y s welcome to come along and observe proceedings without obligation. For more information call Pat on: 0458 696 267.

Probus Club of The Gap

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 it was most appropriate that our guest speaker, Denis Wayper, gave us a thoroughly-researched and well-presented talk on Sir John Monash – widely regarded as the architect of the victory. Four ways an outsider – as a “Colonial”, as a Jew, as of German descent and as an amateur soldier not a regular, Monash nevertheless rose to the top and created success where other generals seemingly couldn’t. The outing this month was rather close to home, and much more pleasant than contemplating the horrors of war. A trip to Mt. Mee, Woodford (a very pleasant lunch) and Dayboro showed us some lovely scenery and lovely people. Our good wishes go out to our bowls team, who will be slugging it out at Pine Rivers on the 27th. Go Probus! For basic information on the Club, just Google us: Probus The Gap Or go straight to thegapc/Welcome our new (and growing) web page. If you would be interested in joining, or just giving it a try, we would welcome your enquiry. Just call our secretary Jan on 3366 2998. We meet at 2pm on the first Thursday of every month, at The Gap Baptist Church, at the junction of Waterworks and Settlement Roads – handy to lots of buses, and with some spaces for car parks. Places are available and we’d love to meet you.

Amnesty International LOCAL GROUPS MEET IN ASHGROVE AND THE GAP At the last letter-writing meeting of the Amnesty group in Ashgrove, one of the six “Urgent Actions” concerned the disappearance and murder of a woman who worked to protect the rights of local people in an area of northwest Guatemala. The materials that are supplied by Amnesty for each of these regular urgent letter writing cases are extremely carefully prepared so that people like us who have no direct knowledge of the situation can feel

satisfactorily well-informed but not overwhelmed. There are two Amnesty International groups in this area, one in The Gap and one in Ashgrove. To contact the group in The Gap, phone Di on 33001861 and for the Ashgrove group, phone Sally on 33662046 or 0476006990. The Ashgrove Amnesty group meets in the evening on the first and third Thursdays of every month. The meetings are in a private home and

supper and drinks are supplied. The Gap group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9am. Letter-writing to advocate for the rights of prisoners is the main focus of the meetings. However, other activities occur as well. There is a film night coming up on 4th September which is being organized by all the Amnesty groups in Brisbane. The film “Westwind: Djalu’s Legacy will be shown. Phone Sally on 0476 006 990 or 3366 2046 for details or look at the Amnesty facebook page.

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Shed Happens for Men Ashgrove/The Gap August Shed Night – what a thought provoking and informative interview with Brendan Ranizowski on the 15th August, at the Scout Den in Paten Road, The Gap. Brendan is the Officer in Charge of the Ashgrove Ambulance Station on the corner of Waterworks Road and Baileys Rd, Ashgrove. Most people in The Gap/ Ashgrove would be familiar with this facility. Brendan is a long serving Ambulance Officer and Paramedic with considerable experience and knowledge of his profession. This was a very important evening where our memories

were refreshed about what to do in an emergency and we also gained some basic tips on the current thinking about the resuscitation process. There was also an opportunity to have some hands-on training with equipment. The night commenced with Brendan providing everyone with an overview of what services were provided by the Ambulance Service. Ambulance Response Services Include: • Emergency response to patients with sudden illness and injury • pre-hospital patient care

DNA for genealogists Have you submitted your DNA for testing and not sure where to go next? Or Are you thinking about having your DNA tested? Join Kerry Farmer for this valuable informative session on DNA for genealogists I’ve done my DNA test, what’s next? What should you do after you have received your DNA test results? How can you take advantage of the information received? Learn about the benefits (and risks) of uploading your DNA raw data to GEDmatch. Coupling DNA with traditional genealogy. Learn from case studies how DNA combined with traditional genealogical research techniques can break down genealogy brick walls. Chromosome mapping. Learn the techniques and gain the benefits of working out from which ancestor you inherited specific DNA segments Kerry authored DNA for Genealogists (4th edn, 2017), Arrivals in Australia from 1788 (2015), and together with Rosemary Kopittke wrote Which Genealogy Program? (3rd edn, 2012). In addition Kerry wrote Handy Guides about Convicts, DNA, GEDmatch, and Australian Births, Deaths, and Marriages – all published by Unlock the Past. When: Saturday 6 October from 9:00-12:00 Where: Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne Cost: $25.00 members (QFHS & GSQ) and $40.0 non members (includes morning tea) website:

• specialised transport services • stand-by at special events • coordination of aeromedical services • inter-hospital transfers • planning for and coordination of multi-casualty events and disasters Community and Business Services Include: • Community education including first aid training and injury prevention • commercial activities, such as industry contracts • training and education of ambulance professionals • pre-hospital care research It was very evident that the

topic had been well received and captured the interest of those present as Brendan fielded many questions from a very appreciative audience. The next Shed night will be held on the 19th September 2018 in the usual place, the Scout Den in Paten Rd, The Gap. Please note this in your diaries. For further information please call – Craig (0417 736 897) or Lionel (0417 786 542) or visit our Website – www. or Facebook Page – We look forward to sharing with you on our next “Shed Happens for Men Night”

CHESS T'MINIT with The Gap Chess Club The annual Stuart Wilson (Hour) tournament is close to completion with Tony Howes leading on 7 ½ points, with Martin Laizans ½ point adrift. Some very interesting games have been played, with many available to view on the club’s website. This month the Allegro Tournament commences. The club has run an Allegro tournament since at least as far back as 1983. The Best All-Rounder Trophy has always included the Allegro Tournament as a component. The tournament runs as a double round-robin, with each player given 10 minutes to make all of their moves (with an extra 10 seconds each time a move is made) The Gap Chess Club (affiliated with the Chess Association of Queensland) meets at 8.00pm on Friday nights at Room B6, The Gap State High School. New members are welcome. All standards are catered for, whether you wish to play socially, or in our tournament play. For further details contact Andrew Robinson

on 3862-8178 or visit the club’s website at: http://www. . The club now has a Facebook Page, “The Gap Chess Club”, with updates on club play, local chess news and puzzles. This month’s problem comes from a game played between grandmasters Murray Chandler and Susan Polger. Black (Polger) has a miserable position and played Ng8-h6 in desperation. What move did white (Chandler) play to fall into the trap, and what then was black’s reply? For a solution for this months and many previous chess puzzles, visit the club’s website. Solution to last month’s puzzle. 1. Rh6 gxh6 (or B moves, 2. Rxh7) 2. g7 is checkmate

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Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club On Thursday, 4 October, Althea and Barry Connor will be the guest speakers at the meeting of the Mitchelton and Districts Garden Club in the Enoggera Memorial Hall situated at the junction of Wardell and Trundle Streets. They will talk about African Violets. A club member has said, “Don’t ever give me an African Violet. I always kill them.” Well, African Violets are very fussy and if they don’t have the correct conditions, they just sulk and die. If you heed the following in connection with growing African Violets, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful flowering plants for years. LOCATION: A place with good light, but not direct sunlight; Perhaps near a window away from draughts, but not on the window ledge; In a laundry or bathroom where there’s a little humidity. SIZE OF POT: African

Violets prefer to have their roots restricted. When it is necessary to repot, the new pot should have a diameter of roughly a third of the rosette of leaves. WATER: Always put water on the potting medium which should have good drainage, not on the leaves. If watering this way the compost should be left to dry out a bit (not enough to cause the leaves to wilt) between watering. Having a wick through the pot into water in a saucer in another way to let the plant take up water. Don’t sit the pot in the water. Let it sit on stones to raise it above the water. BLOOMS: African Violet plant food or a fertilizer with a relatively high phosphorous content will promote flower growth. In summer feed your plants every week. TROUBLES: The leaves could be scorched by the sun or develop brown spots from water droplets. Yellow leaves



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could indicate overfeeding or the air is too dry. Pale leaves show the plant is too cold. Night temperatures should not drop below 16 degrees Celsius. Drooping leaves could be showing the plant has developed crown rot from overwatering, or it is wilting from lack of water. Powdery mildew makes mouldy leaves which should be removed and disposed of. PROPAGATION: Cut off healthy leaves with a stem about 2 to3 cm long. Dip the end of the stem in cutting powder before inserting it in a moist sandy mixture. The stem will take root and produce several little plants at the base of the original leaf. When the baby plants are big enough put them into very small individual pots. Lots of things in the garden require attention now Spring is here. It’s time to plant flower and vegetable seedlings. Established shrubs and plants need extra nutrition, so does

the lawn. Winter flowering shrubs will require pruning when the flowers are spent. One of these is the Poinsettia and care must be taken to avoid its irritating sap. Marigolds, phlox and petunias planted at this time will produce blooms for Christmas. This club meets on the first Thursday of the calendar month. The hall is close to public transport and is wheel chair friendly. Meetings commence after morning tea which is served at 9.45 a.m. and visitors and new members are most welcome. For more information, please phone Pat, the president, on 3356 1256.

The Gap Garden Club Inc. Est 1963 Members of the club spent an enjoyable morning in early August at the new Bunnings at Keperra, where we visited the garden centre, enjoyed a lovely morning tea and gained valuable information from a visiting garden product representative. Thank you to Bunnings for their hospitality. Another highlight during the month was a visit to Mt Tamborine where we visited the botanic gardens and caught up with the local garden club, and visited other interesting places around the mountain. Also in August, several members attended the QCGC Fashion Parade at Mt Coot-tha auditorium, a very enjoyable event and a chance to meet members from other garden clubs. Our September trip is to the Laidley Spring Festival on Friday 7th September, when we will visit the orchid show and also some local prize winning gardens. Plans are well under way for our end of year meeting and Christmas function at Arana Leagues Club in November, when awards and trophies will be presented. Our next meeting is on Tuesday 25th September when the guest speaker will be Geoff Curtis- his topic will be Bonsai. For more information, please visit our web-site www. website:

Our Three Worst Weedy Vines Have you noticed any uninvited guests in your garden lately? These are three of our worst weedy vines and how to get rid of them. Climbing Asparagus Fern Asparagus africanus PHOTO: Mark Crocker Birds love the berries of Climbing Asparagus so you’ll often see it’s tell-tale fine leaves appearing around the base of trees. Native to southern, Africa Climbing Asparagus tolerates shade and dry, harsh conditions.

Madiera tubers Photo: Robert Whyte

Once this weed gets established it can smother trees. It is difficult to remove as an interconnected root mass develops. To remove, trace the larger stalks back to the crown, slice the top of the crown off and poison with strong herbicide. C a t ’s C l a w C r e e p e r Macfadyena unguis-cati Native to Mexico, Central America and tropical South America Cat’s Claw Creeper is found in the coastal and sub-coastal areas of South East Queensland. Commonly naturalised along waterways and in disturbed rainforests, it smothers and pulls down tall trees. It is fast growing and very hard to eradicate once it has become established. The stems become very robust and woody, clinging to bark with masses of fine tendrils.  Cut the stem and underground tubers and paint with herbicide. Madeira Vine Anredera

Cat’s Claw Creeper PHOTO: Robert Whyte

cordifolia - Madeira Vine was originally introduced to Australia from South America as an ornamental climber. It forms large numbers of tubers along stems and from the roots. In bushland, the vines engulf native species, reducing light penetration and often killing the plant underneath. Madeira produces masses of drooping white flower spikes to 25 cm. New vines can sprout from even fragments of tubers, which should be put in bags and placed in the general waste not your green bin. For more information go to

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Cycads are a very early form of seed-bearing plant (Gymnosperms) that evolved millions of years ago, long before the emergence of flowering plants. They were represented in the dominant flora of the dinosaur era and have survived relatively unchanged for tens of millions of years. In Australia, there are four different genera, Cycas sp., Macrozamia sp. and Lepidozamia sp., found predominantly along the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales in dry eucalypt forests. Of the twenty-six indigenous species of cycads, South-east Queensland boasts

the occurrence of eight. All cycads are palm-like plants with large leaves about 1 – 4 metres long arising spirally from the apex of a central stem. In some species, the stem may be several metres long, whereas in others the stem is entirely underground. They are all very slow growing, taking a century for the stem to grow between 1 and 2 metres and only a few new leaves are produced each year. This makes them a superb indoor plant. These plants are either male or female. Both produce cones but the pollen-producing


male cone is long and slender, compared with that of the seed-producing female cone. When mature the female cone breaks open spilling the orange-red fleshy seeds onto the ground. These are gathered by foraging marsupials, large birds and fruit bats that eat the flesh and, in discarding the hard seeds, distribute them over a wide area. Although all cycads have an intrinsic architectural appeal, their ancient history and ability to grow in a wide variety of well-drained soil types with minimal amounts of water make them worth considering for the garden. They will grow in shade but

prefer at least some access to sunlight. An occasional application of slow-release fertiliser for native plants and spraying with an eco-oil to deter caterpillars during spring will maintain these majestic plants. The most commonly cultivated cycads are the Zamia palm, Cycas media, the Scaly Zamia, Lepidozamia peroffskyana, both with erect, cylindrical stems, and the Burrawong, Macrozamia miquelii, with foliage emerging at ground level.

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Reflections... It was circa 1963, during his tenure as chair of The Gap State Primary School Parents and Citizens Association, that Bernie Baulch, then a Gap resident in Payne Road (now Ormiston) recalls that the then Principal, Harvey William Smith, head teacher in 1964, a most progressive and forward-planning educator, who was fast approaching retirement, raised the subject of what facilities the school would need in the future, to accommodate the rapidly expanding population within our suburb. Growing from one classroom when opened in 1912, to two rooms in 1921 following the establishment of the Soldier's Settlement after WWI to then three rooms in 1958 and situated on the corner of School and Waterworks Roads, subsequently moving to its present site on the corner of Settlement and Waterworks Roads, and opening in January 1961. Early days had seen headteacher John Gall taking pupils to the upstream section of Enoggera Creek above the now-named McMullin/ Althouse Bridge in School Road on hot days. Upon the opening of the Greenlanes Pool in 1941 pupils went there to learn to swim and being taught life-saving techniques. Among Harvey W. Smith's list was the suggestion to construct a 25-metre swimming pool which he felt was a most desired facility which would allow pupils to remain on site, not needing to be transported to outside pools such as Greenlanes and Ashgrove State School pools which were the closest. The proposal was eagerly adopted and within a short time period, a painted thermometer was erected on a post with the aim of raising $8,000 towards the then cost of $16,000 with the State Government providing a dollar-for-dollar subsidy. As parents and public watched

how quickly the effort of the P&C had the red indicator rising, it was time to call in an architect to design the pool and select the location. With supervision provided by architect parent Ray Rooney, the 25m pool was officially opened on Saturday 31 August 1968 by the State Member the Hon. Bill Lickiss, who later presented the Club with its first trophy. At the next P&C meeting following the official opening, a special request had been sent out for those parents interested in establishing a Swimming Club to attend, at which Laurie Bygraves was elected to be President as his family was involved with a Brisbane club and following a nomination by the late Joyce Proctor, I became the Club's first Secretary and so began a family involvement in the sport of swimming which is now continued in the third generation of Speechleys! Wi t h a v e r y a c t i v e swimming club committee, a first act was to locate a learnto-swim teacher to conduct classes. We employed George Marr of Ithaca Pool for this and while his classes were somewhat different to the gentle teaching methods of today, he did get results. To see a child tossed into the middle of the pool as George screamed: "Get your motors running!" (ie: arms and legs moving!) some found distressing. Around six fathers attended most mornings at 6 am and did a sterling job in training, with each concentrating on a stroke they knew most about. A friend I knew was involved with the Stafford State School Swim Club and so we were invited to our first carnival. All our swimmers gave 110% effort and while hopelessly beaten the decision to employ a full-time coach settled in committee minds. Up to that stage the P&C

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‘The Gap Gators’ Swimming Club Turns 50 by Richard Speechley

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had been handling all finances and after many attempts to "see how we were going" we were given some idea and advised of a certain amount we were expected to raise each month. We understood that the pool was paid for and not prepared to become a fund-raising arm of the P&C and so decided to close up shop. An urgent meeting was held in the boy's dressing room with the P&C sending along Jim Nichles as negotiator, where it was agreed that the Swimming Club would carry on and be under no obligation to the P&C but would assist in fund-raising wherever possible. A short time later our local member, the Hon. John Greenwood, took Jan Holmes and I into a meeting at the Department of Education headquarters, where we were given a constitution for the running of a School Swimming Pool. It stated a Club could raise, spend and conduct its financial affairs with afterprovision for the coming season set-up, all surplus to be handed to the P&C. The next Swimming Committee meeting saw Derek Farmer being appointed as Treasurer. It was through his efforts

that we were to employ our first full-time coach, a young 19 year old Chris Shapland, son of Bernie Shapland of the Milne Bay Memorial Pool of Toowoomba. Before long parents were queuing at daylight to ensure their children got into all classes from Learn-to-Swim to advanced training. With the Club swimming in the morning and a carnival held nearly every Saturday afternoon, both Club and P&C were well rewarded by the pool's construction. Over 19 of our swimmers joined the Leander Swim Club of a Thursday evening and others joined city clubs. Not only did I become P&C delegate, but the representative on the B.A.S.A. (Brisbane Amateur Swimming Association) & Q.A.S.A. (Queensland Amateur Swimming Association) each month. Our family tent was erected on the top side of the pool, with a fence panel removed to give access so my wife and helpers could conduct a tuck-shop for Club swimming and carnivals. After one severe storm half way through a carnival the tent was ripped down which very soon (Continued on page 31)


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had Ron McDonald, a work supervisor with a building company, see a solid tuckshop built on the southern side of the pool. Funds were raised by many methods - raffles, barbecues, buy-a-plank, swima-thons, bush dances, Easter egg sales and Melbourne Cup sweeps - for projects such as enclosing the eastern end to benefit time-keepers, purchase of lane-ropes, the grandstand, roofing and public address systems. Future committees have advanced these facilities to now include the most modern in swimming and must be congratulated for their continued dedication. A tremendous camaraderie existed among those early parents, many wearing Club shirts and supporting many away swimming events in the country by fully occupying motels in places such as Chinchilla, Gin Gin, Toowoomba, Murgon and Roma, as our teams were billeted about among local families. Our parent-only, late Sunday afternoon pizza evening at Tony Keelings "Pizza Parlour" at Walton Bridge shops and arranged by his wife Jackie at $5 per head was always a good night as were the social nights on the "Kookaburra Queen" trips. For years a very dedicated group of mothers met at home here with my wife Pat, and various selection committee members homes, as team selectors picked the team of swimmers for the next carnival. Pat also travelled as team chaperone with the high school team when they swam at places such as Townsville. Chris Shapland remained

Coach until 1975, sometimes assisted by Jenny Thorne who was a backstroke swimmer on the Australian Commonwealth Games team, held in Jamaica. Chris was followed by David Urquhart in 1975 and David Milburn in 1977. David Speechley in 1978 and Norman Haswell-Smith in 1985. Cameron Speechley 1987 to 2004 (receiving a Life Membership for his dedication) was followed by Brett Glister. Special mention must be made of Rebecca Brown who learned to swim with Cameron, taught the art of breast-stroke and she then went on to became a worldtitle holder. Chris Shapland went on the establish many learnto-swim pool centres under franchising. David Urquhart went on to become President of Australian Swimming training Olympic swimmers and attending Olympic Games. David Milburn is President of Central Queensland Swimming and owner of Caribeae Swim School in Rockhampton. David Speechley estrablished his own swim school thenlater administrator of Queensland Masters Swimming then CEO of A.S.C.T.A. (Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association). At a conference in Seoul in 2016, he was appointed World President of the International Swimming Teacher's Association. Now in semi-retirement, he remains an international presenter. Cameron Speechley was to be in partnership with Aquatic Achievers from 2005-2012 and spent two years with Swim Australia and since 2014,


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Footnote: Upon the retirement of Harvey Smith in 1968 and prior to the opening of the pool, his replacement as Head Teacher was Jack T. Christensen, who was to serve 13½ years prior to his retirement and was to oversee many of Harvey-Smith's plans. Jack was a most enthusiastic supporter of the Club.


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