November 2020 ISSN 1327-676X
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The Gap RSL Sub-Branch Unfurls New Flag
The new Australian Flag presented by the Federal Member for Ryan , Mr Julian Simmonds (4th from right) flying on the new flagpole presented by Councillor Steve Toomey with the President and Committee, Members and Guests. Mr Ron Ward provided the historic Guard of Honour. Full story Page 3
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ADVERTISER’S DIRECTORY MUSIC TUITION
ACCOUNTANT R G Goodman Phone: 3289 1700 pg 14
AUTO AIR CONDITIONING Wyatt Automotive Phone: 3300 2077
BATHROOMS Steve Froggatt Phone: 0402 730 177 pg 10
BEAUTY The Gap Day & Night Pharmacy Phone: 3300 1555 pg 32
BRICKLAYING PAVING Inness Green Phone: 3300 1555 pg 20
BUTCHER MeatU@Home Phone: 3161 5021 pg 17
CLUBS/GROUPS Taylor Range Country Club Phone:3366 1560 pg 12
COMMUNITY GARDEN Yooralla Street Community Garden w w w. y s c g . c o m . a u p a g e 2 8
DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE Communify Phone: 3510 2741
EMERGENCY MEDICAL Northside Emergency www.emergencyBNE.com.au pg 6
GUTTER VACUUM Big Boys Gutter Vacuum Phone: 0407 737 400 pg 10
LAWYERS Hollingworth & Spencer Phone: 3123 5700 pg 14
MASSAGE Bernard Evens Remedial & Sports Phone: 3366 9997 pg 16
MEDICAL CENTRE Keperra Family Practice Phone: 3351 0323 pg 6
MORTGAGE ADVISOR Mortgage Choice Ashgrove P h o n e : 3 4 6 3 0 5 0 0 p g 11
The Gap Piano Studio Phone: 3166 8353 pg 23
PUBLIC NOTICES Dept. Defence Enoggera Phone: 3332 7458 pg 26
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The Gap Day & Night Pharmacy Phone: 3300 1555 pg 32
Harcourts Inner West Phone: 3511 0666 pg 11 Position Property Phone: 0468 571 238 pg 13
Physiologix Phone: 3511 1112
The Gap State High School Phone: 0432 967 829 p26 9
Pandanus Contractors Phone: 3300 3934 pg 20 Plumbers We Are Phone: 3351 0016 pg 20
Walking Football Phone: 0432 967 829 p26 27
POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT Kate Jones Phone: 3554 9100 Julian Simmonds MP Phone: 3378 1599
TYRE & MECHANICAL Wyatt Automotive Phone: 3300 2077 pg 8
The Gap Veterinary Clinic Phone: 3300 1533 pg 15
Cr. Steven Toomey Phone: 3407 1900 pg 4
WEIGHT LOSS Winning with Food Phone: 0403 085 640 pg 16
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The Gap RSL Sub Branch Remembrance Day At precisely the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Originally called Armistice Day it quickly became known as Remembrance Day, a day on which we pause for a moment’s silence to remember all those who made the supreme sacrifice in service to their country. It now commemorates all those who died in service to their country in all conflicts including peacekeeping operations Various symbols are associated with Remembrance Day, especially our National Australian Flag, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Red Poppy On Monday 12 October Mr Julian Simmons, Member for the Federal seat of Ryan, on behalf of the Australian Government, presented a new Australian flag to the President of the Gap sub-Branch, Mr Rod Adamson, and his Committee at the “Nullagundi” Centre. The flag was flown for the first time on the new flagpole which was presented earlier in the year by Councillor Steve Toomey, Councillor for the Gap Ward, always a strong supporter of The Gap Sub-Branch. Both of these events mark small, but significant, milestones in the progress of The Gap RSL Sub-branch. The installation of the flagpole and the acquisition of the Australian Flag are due to the good work of members , initially of Tony Everett, and, more recently, of David Esler. The Remembrance Day Ceremony is schedulded to be held on Wednesday 11th November taking place in the Walton Bridge Reserve War Memorial; assembling at 10.30am, to be completed by 11.15 am. All are most welcome to attend this ceremony. This will be a COVIDSafe event and all social distancing and sanitisation recommendations will be followed. If you are feeling unwell on the day or suffering from any cold or flu like symptoms, or if you have been to a COVID hotspot in the previous 14 days, please do not attend. Volunteers will be selling poppies and other merchandise in The Gap Village Shopping Centre in the week prior to Remembrance Day and you are urged to support our activities. You are also encouraged to attend the ceremony in the Walton Bridge Reserve War Memorial. If for whatever reason you cannot, please pause at 11.00am, no matter how briefly, to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy here in Australia and to honour those who paid the supreme sacrifice. “ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM “ “ LEST WE FORGET “
Historic Guard Mr Ron Ward with Gap RSL Sub Branch President Rod Adamson and Hon. Julian Simmonds, Federal Member for Ryan who presented the new Australian flag for installation at the Nullagundi Centre
Inside the November Issue... Amnesty International......................................................6 Arana VIEW Club...........................................................19 Art in Bark Association.....................................................30 Ashgrove Forum................................................................18 Ashgrove/The Gap Lions Club............................................9 & 12 Brisbane Tramway Museum..................................................31 Chess T’Minit.......................................................................25 Enoggera Historical Society............................................20 Ithaca Probus Club...........................................................24 Men of the Trees..............................................................25 Newmarket Bocce.............................................................30 Newmarket VIEW Club.................................................................21 Norths Hockey Club............................................................27 Paten Park Native Nursery (PPNN).............................................28 Principal’s Points..............................................................22 & 23 Queensland Family History Society................................................24 Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap..................................17 Santa Sleigh 2020................................................................11 SOWN (Save Our Waterways Now)...........................................29 State Update - Kate Jones - Member for Cooper.....................5 The Gap Garden Club.........................................................28 The Gap Historical Society.......................................................26 The Gap Neighbourhood Watch........................................10 The Gap Probus Club.............................................................14 The Gap RSL Sub Branch......................................................3 Ward Happenings.........................................................................4
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WARD HAPPENINGS WITH
Cr Steven Toomey
Councillor for The Gap Ward Ashgrove Memorial Park, Ashgrove - Upgrade
Ashgrove Memorial Park will be upgraded this year in preparation for ANZAC Day 2021 to accommodate the increasing numbers that attend the Service in Ashgrove. Funding was provided in the 2020/21 Lord Mayor’s budget to complete the project that include: three flagpoles that form a circular area with gardens; sandstone seating/ retaining walls to outline the area for the community to assemble; the installation of an accessible pathway to the Memorial; and the construction of a Gabion wall to slow stormwater runoff from the carpark and reduce erosive effects on park turf. I look forward to delivering this project for the community. In preparation for Remembrance Day 2020 I was pleased to be able to fund, via The Lord Mayor’s Community Fund, a flag pole at The Gap RSL Sub-Branch. Thank you to Julian Simmonds MP who presented the Australian flag to their President Mr Rod Adamson. Left to right: Mr Ron Ward, The Official Honour Guard, The Gap Returned Services League, Sub-Branch; Mr Rod Adamson, President and Mr Julian Simmonds, MP Federal Member for Ryan
Green Happenings in The Gap Ward Ross Road Park in Upper Kedron was acquired in 2010 through Brisbane City Council’s Bushland Acquisition Program due to its high level of biological diversity. Stage 2 of this restoration project will include over 7 hectares of weed management along the Cedar Creek corridor as well as planting an additional 30,000 native plants. This restoration will improve fauna habitat within this significant corridor. Ross Road Park is open to the public. To ensure the viability of this project please keep your dogs on leash in this Park.
Ward Wednesday Business – Our SUN ROOM
This week’s local business Our SUN ROOM is located at 498 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove West. Owner Sunny Fitzgerald established the business in 2018 and in October celebrated her 2 year anniversary. Her keen eye saw a need in the market for locals to be able to shop locally and pick up a gift for friends, a new outfit and accessories, as well as providing the perfect setting to purchase a piece of small furniture, plants, candles, artwork and more! Our SUN ROOM will extend November and December trading hours to 7 days a week to include Sunday shopping from 9-2pm. Visit facebook.com/oursunroom If you want to find out more about business in your area please take a look at The Gap Ward Small Business directory at www. steventoomey.com.au or call the Council’s business hotline on 133 BNE (133 263)
November Community Corners – Saturday 21 November 2020
Bring along your current or recent rates notice to receive your voucher for two free trees from Paten Park Native Nursery, 57 Paten Road, The Gap. • 9–10am Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove – Outside Woolworths Shopping Centre • 10:30–11:30am Waterworks Rd The Gap – Footpath Craig Ray Solicitors, The Gap Village Shopping Centre • 12:30–1:30pm McGinn Road & Archdale Road – Ferny Grove Shopping Centre • 2–3pm Dallas Parade, Keperra
477 Waterworks Rd Ashgrove West, 4060 Phone: 07 3407 1900 Email: email@example.com Web: StevenToomey.com.au The Western Echo November 2020 Page 4
Kate Jones MP
Member for Cooper
Thank you residents of Cooper - it's been an honour to serve you! It has been an honour and a privilege to serve our local community as your state member of parliament. While I will no longer be your representative, my family and I will still be in the local community and I look forward to seeing you around our local area. Below are some of my favourite memories from over the more recent years. I will be forever grateful for the faith you placed in me and I will remain proud of all that we have achieved locally.
2019 Gap State High School Q Block Opening
2019 The Gap Football Club
Newmarket Bowls Club - May 2016
2017 Clean Up Australia Day
2018 Ashgrove/The Gap Rotary Club Santa Sleigh
Dr Angie Knaggs and son Thomas at the Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony 2019
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BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY’S HEALTH IS VITAL
...it matters where you go
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LOCAL GROUPS MEET IN ASHGROVE AND THE GAP
Unfortunately, oppression of dissenting views has not ended with Covid 19. Amnesty International continues to advocate for the rights of people who are illegally detained and imprisoned around the world. Disruptions to communication FAMILY PRACTICE & SKIN CANCER CLINIC caused by the pandemic mean that it is even more important for email-writing campaigns to be undertaken by local Amnesty groups like ours. For people like Professor Md. Morshed Hasan Our team of doctors and Khan, who is accused of sedition because of an opinion piece health professionals provide you with ongoing and he wrote in a newspaper. In the short term, he has lost his job comprehensive medical care. and is being subjected to death threats and ultimately faces the possibility of life imprisonment. Childhood It is on behalf of people like this that we meet regularly Immunisation in Ashgrove and The Gap and all over the world to write to now available leaders and judges, encouraging them to abide by human rights laws. Amnesty International provides the background information, addresses and model letters to make it pretty easy • Same day appointment guaranteed to construct meaningful letters quite quickly. • Open 7 days • Online bookings on our website The Gap group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 9am. The Ashgrove group meets fortnightly at 7.00pm on • Bulk billing for children & concession card holders Thursdays. These are friendly occasions where attendees can get ideas and support from each other to get letters written, Cnr Settlement & Samford Roads, and enjoy refreshments as well. Phone: To get further information about these activities, look at the Amnesty Facebook page, or phone Di on 33001861 www.keperrafamilypractice.com.au Gap or W Sally on 0476006990 in Ashgrove, or email Half page – 175mmatHThe x 120mm email@example.com.
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2020 FEDERAL BUDGET - FIXING LOCAL ROADS $112 million for the upgrade of the Western Freeway $10 million to investigate Metroad 5 upgrades $700,000 to contribute to the upgrade of the Gresham Street Bridge, The Gap $11.7 million to Brisbane City Council to upgrade local roads to improve safety
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Men's Shed Grants Now Open
Men’s Sheds in the Ryan electorate have been invited to apply for funding as part of the newest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NDSP). Funded by the Morrison Government, the Grants will specifically prioritise applications with a strong health, wellbeing or safety emphasis, in acknowledgement of the impact of COVID-19 and the needs of Sheds in the recovery period and beyond. In light of the pandemic, IT equipment and training will be prioritised to facilitate increased connectivity amongst shedders. The Federal Member for Ryan, Mr Julian Simmonds MP has invited all Sheds in his electorate to apply. “Now more than ever, Sheds offer men a critical avenue for social support and engagement,” Mr Simmonds said. “To stay healthy, we need to regularly involve ourselves in activities with people around us, and our local Men’s Sheds have become a focal point for the local community.” “This funding can help our Sheds deliver programs with a strong health, wellbeing or safety focus and I urge all local Sheds to apply.” Men’s Sheds can apply for financial support across the following funding categories: Category 1: Health, Wellbeing, and Events $8,000 maximum Category 2: Shed Improvements $8,000 maximum
Julian visits the Ashgrove/The Gap Men’s Shed on Thursday 1 October 2020
Category 3: Equipment $5,000 maximum The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP added: “Men’s Sheds are vital in providing a safe space for men to talk and work on meaningful projects.” “This new funding round will provide financial support to assist in both setting up and maintaining Men’s Sheds across Australia.” Since 2013, the Coalition Government has provided $5.4 million to support Men’s Sheds across Australia. Applications for the current funding round close Friday 27 November. For more information, visit https://mensshed.org
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Ashgrove / The Gap Lions Club This month’s article includes some very special information on cyber security in your home. The article was written by a member of our Lions Club and raises a number of issues involving home security. A further editorial will be in a future edition of the Echo to cover a number of other cyber security issues which as a community we should be aware. As we are coming out of lockdown from Covid restrictions we are back working within our community with some fundraising events. In the lead up to the Christmas and New Year Break we hope that you will see us around and about our local area. Commencing 23rd October we are conducting our Annual Melbourne Cup Trifecta. You can catch us at the main shopping centres at
Woolworths, Ashgrove and at The Gap Village leading up to Melbourne Cup Day. Tickets are $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. The prize is $1000. You never know - you could be the lucky winner, but you’ve got to be in it to win it! On Saturday 24th October we have a fundraising Bar B Q for Hear and Say outside Meat at Billys. All funds raised go to a great cause, helping children learn to speak after they have received a cochlear transplant. Thank you for buying a Billys Bar B Q sausage for a great cause. Christmas will be upon us in a few weeks, and so Lions have organised a Christmas Raffle, so take a winning ticket in our Christmas Raffle while supporting a good cause. Tickets will be sold at Ashgrove and The Gap shopping centres. Our Christmas Cakes
are going on sale in many outlets around The Gap, Ashgrove, Paddington and Bardon suburbs and are still at the 2019 prices. Most proceeds from these sales go to the Wesley Hospital, The PA Hospital Lions Medical Research Foundation and also funds are returned to our local Communities for local projects. The Lions Shed is just about complete and through the good will of the Gap Uniting Church we have found a home for our equipment Trailers and Bar B Q Trailer. This shed has taken many years to come to fruition. Thank you to the State and Federal Governments for supporting us in building this facility. This introduction now leads us into the article on Cyber Security for your information, so enjoy the read from one of our
experts in the field.
Cyber Security at Home
Oddly enough, ‘cyber security’ is really about your non-technical assets – your money, your photos or perhaps your reputation. It just so happens that the technical interconnection of our phones and computers at home to cyber space (otherwise known as the Internet) has some potential downsides. We’ve all seen the dramatic efficiency and convenience benefits that the Internet has brought. To protect our money, our reputation and to receive reliable services, cyber security people describe it as protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information. We can do this by a combination of (Continued on Page 12)
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Neighbourhood Watch The Gap 4061 It’s time for MISSION SECRET SANTA 4061!
A house left empty for some time is a prime target for intruders. The chances are that the intruder will not be disturbed and any offence may be undetected for days, perhaps weeks. This graph shows that the 2019 Holiday period for
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• Neighbours (as long as you trust them) are great people to help out with collecting your mail and keeping an eye out for “visitors” while you are away. • Just be sure to ask them, if they are aware of the dates you are away not to share this information with anyone. • If you are away for a long time, you could always ask them to mow your nature strip or water your plants. Signs such as overgrown grass, mail piling up, uncollected parcels and the like are all key indicators that you are away and your property becomes more vulnerable. • Ask them to put out and bring in your bins while you are away • Ask Neighbours to report anything suspicious to police in your absence and give them your details to contact you directly. 3. LOCK IT OR LOSE IT 4. HOME SAFETY 5. HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS 6. LIGHTING 7. STAY IN TOUCH 8. NHWQ Street Signs Let’s not leave executing these preventative measures until the last minute. Visit our website to download your checklist and learn more about points 3-7. http://nhwq4061.com/ secretsanta/ Let’s start work now as streets, and as a community to do our best to make 4061 Safer than Ever this holiday season and EVERY DAY!
These are the people who have as much interest as you in keeping YOUR STREET SAFE as you do!! Can you ask your neighbours to watch out when you are away? Facebook: www.fb.com/neighbourhoodwatchthegap Website: www.nhwq4061.com Email: email@example.com
Santa Sleigh 2020 Rotary Ashgrove The Gap is pleased to announce that Santa Sleigh is back for 2020. Santa will be visiting The Gap for 7 nights starting Saturday 5 December and finishing on Friday 11 December. But it will be different. This year we will not be knocking on doors. When you hear the sleigh approaching please come out to meet us. Our collectors will be there.Santa is keen to wish you all a Merry Christmas. We will be following mostly the same routes as in previous years with some changes. Some cul-de-sacs and streets have proved too difficult to manoeuvre the sleigh through. We apologise if we do not go down your street this year but please listen out for us and meet us at a street near you. Santa would love to wish you all a Merry Christmas. More detail will be available in next month’s Western Echo and we will be updating our website soon. Keep an eye on our facebook page in late November for more information. Francine Hinton - Santa Sleigh Co-ordinator
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Ashgrove / The Gap Lions Club Cyber Security at Home
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YOUR LOCAL BUSHLAND LEISURE RETREAT If you are new to the area or haven’t visited us before why not come and have a look around the Taylor R a n g e C l u b . Yo u won’t believe that this oasis set on 5 acres is on your doorstep, and the membership rates are very reasonable. Taylor Range is a non-profit community orientated club that has a great deal to offer local families. There’s no better place to visit for escaping the stresses of work or simply for providing the whole family with enjoyable leisure times and treasured memories. With the warmer weather now upon us there’s no better way to start the day than with a revitalizing swim. The 25-metre pool and 18-metre pools are still covered overnight to ensure that comfortable swimming temperatures are maintained. With the Taylor Range you don’t just get a quick swim or hit of tennis, you have the total leisure experience for the entire family. After the kids have had a splash around in one of the 3 pools you can challenge them to a game of tennis or squash. Alternatively let them tire themselves out on court leaving you to cook the lunch at one of the many BBQ areas whilst enjoying a cool beverage. * Delivery via UberEats app You don’t have to take part in physical activity to enjoy the Taylor Range. The club is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by relaxing with a cappuccino on the deck with a newspaper or a good book. If you’ve got a birthday or special occasion coming up how about booking the Taylor Range function hall as an excellent option to house parties or expensive nights out. Rates are very reasonable and there are many catering options available to suit your needs. If you are a member of a club looking for a new home the Taylor Range Club also has a limited number of long-term booking slots available. Taylor Range Club prides itself on offering its members an affordable quality leisure experience in a safe and relaxed environment. Membership is strictly limited by Club Constitution. Contact Club Manager Michael Wilson for details today.
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1. Securing your Accounts 2. Securing your devices 3. Securing your connections Securing your Accounts Securing the hundreds of accounts is about making it very difficult for some unauthorised person (like a hacking working for organised criminals) to access your accounts. You may think they won’t bother to target you, but sadly here is a black market for hacked accounts where the criminals sell large lists of hacked accounts. Use different passwords for each account. If you use the same password for multiple accounts, if one is hacked – then the hacker has access to the other accounts. You can see if your password or account is known to be hacked using this site developed by Troy Hunt from the Gold Coast. https:// haveibeenpwned.com/ Use Longer and more complex password the better Enable the Two Factor or Multi Factor Authentication option for you accounts (if available) Use a Password manager tool https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/List_of_password_ managers Apple key chain 1Password Lastpass KeePass
Use a long jumbled password for your wifi password (16 characters) Limit the account of data that is publicly available about you. This will make it harder for criminals to impersonate you – such as with your bank, your investment services or a phone company. Don’t put personal details on social media Birth dates (use a fake birthdate when possible) Drivers licence (or a photo of it), boarding passes Passport number Tax file number Tighten the privacy settings on websites like social media Don’t put data for live people into ancestry sites Be very very relucent to click on any link in an email – we call them Phishing emails, which are fake but look real. It is best to manually type an address into a web browser. Don’t load contacts into rental cars Call back companies that ‘cold call’ you – use the white pages or ‘contact us’ No one should ask for your password Scam emails can look quite legitimate Nothing is that urgent Emails and Caller id on your phone can be spoofed Securing your Devises and Securing your Connections will be covered in a future edition of the Echo.
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While we have to guard against complacency, it really does seem that for the time being at least restrictions are being lifted and we can live a somewhat more normal life. For The Probus Club of The Gap that means that we can organise social gatherings and, with care, go out and enjoy them. This is a big step forward and we are really revelling in it. Our next activity is, to no one’s surprise, a Melbourne Cup lunch. Members will get together at the Gap Tavern to enjoy a modest flutter and a lunch in company. The company is of course by far the most important part of this event. It is an Australian ritual 150 years old and it would be a great pity if it had to go by the wayside because of the pandemic. We are fortunate in Queensland that we can continue to enjoy it - of course, with all the new precautions. We will have a lunch at the Blind Tiger in The Gap Village next month, the first time we will have visited this venue. Our Christmas lunch, which will be at the Arana Leagues Club, is another important date in our annual calendar. We don’t meet over the summer break, so it will be February before we see some of our fellow members again. That makes it so important that we don’t have to forego this event. If we are all careful, and take all the precautions that we are supposed to take, then, hopefully, Queensland will continue to be a place where an active retirement can be enjoyed, without virtually imprisoning all the more elderly members of society. The mental health benefits alone are enormous, not to mention the addition to the sum of human happiness. If you would be interested in joining Probus, or just giving it a try, we would welcome your enquiry. Just call our secretary Jan on 0448 965 459. Places are available – no waiting list – and we’d love to put you on the mailing list and include you in the clubbishness!
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Dental Disease in Pets Dental disease is one of the most common issues affecting our companion animals with over 85 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over the age of three suffering from some form of disease. Proper oral health can have a variety of consequences, including oral pain, tooth loss, and abscesses. If left untreated, heart, liver, and kidney problems can even occur as oral bacteria enter the blood stream and spread to other organs in the body. Common signs of dental disease in dogs and cats include bad breath, stains on teeth, inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), difficulty eating or reluctance to chew on hard food, and loose teeth. Dental disease often goes unnoticed as animals are very good at hiding pain and will often continue eating even in cases of advanced periodontal disease. Regular veterinary check-ups are recommended to ensure good oral health in our patients. The gold standard of prevention is regular brushing using a pet toothpaste. Dental diets and dental chews can also be highly effective at removing and preventing plaque build-up. And just like us, many pets will also benefit from a scale and polish performed by a veterinarian under general anaesthesia. Your veterinarian will carefully inspect and probe around the teeth to check for evidence of periodontitis. Teeth are thoroughly cleaned using an ultrasonic scaler and polished to remove any remaining traces of plaque. Sometimes extraction of teeth may be required to prevent further disease or remove the source of oral pain. Indications for extractions can include tooth root abscesses, fractured teeth, loose teeth, feline resorptive lesions, or severe periodontal disease with bone loss. Here at The Gap Veterinary Surgery, we are thrilled to have just purchased a brand-new dental machine which will help us perform our dental procedures thoroughly and efficiently. If your pet has been recommended a dental, now is a better time than ever to book in and get those pearly whites sparkling!
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Ashgrove/The Gap Rotary Club — For eleven years now the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/ The Gap has been awarding certificates to last-year primary students at The Gap State School, and this year for the first time Hilder Road State School has participated as well. The program is facilitated by the school Chaplains or pastoral care worker, supported by the
year six teachers, and guided by a Rotarian. And of course while the children do the work, parental support is vital. The Rotary Junior Community Award scheme is a little like a Duke of Edinburgh Award for primary students. In this voluntary, non-competitive program
they complete and write-up projects in four balanced areas: community service, physical recreation, social experience and skills. It is designed so that children of all abilities and backgrounds can complete program and be recognised, provided that they make a commitment and stick with it. “Community service”
Hilder Road Award Winners L-to-R: President Mitch Koroloff, Adam Smith, Matthew McNamara, Eadie McMahon Katie-Allen Keeling', Holly Garrity, Reka Radnotti, Adelaide Chan, Zander Lightfoot and Russ O'Malley
means consistently helping a person, maybe tidying up a garden for someone infirm, or alternatively helping in a charity organisation. It’s there because community service is what Rotary is all about. “Physical recreation” means choosing some sport or game or exercise regime and showing improvement over the two terms of the program. The student has a free choice of activity. It’s there to stop the program being purely mind-based. “Social Experience” means getting involved in the community. It might be attending a commemoration such as ANZAC Day, or a cultural activity such as the Greek Panayiri, or an arts festival or a religious event. It all goes in the diary and is written up as part of the final submission. It is thee to help broaden the student’s mind. (Continued on page 17)
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— Junior Community Awards
The Gap State School Award Winners L-to-R: Russ O'Malley,Mitch Koroloff (President), Matthew Casey, Harry Colen, Ellie Woods, Judah de Jager Smith, Hannah Wigmore, Zion de Jager Smith, Nathan Niessl, Abby Durham, Lily McIntyre, Ethan Elliott, Julian Geldenhuys, Luka Lockie, Jarrah Harris, Principal Joanne Nicholls. (Continued from page 16)
“Skills” means learning a completely new skill, or working to improve an existing one. Students in the past have chosen cooking, woodwork, video editing, crochet – the choice is theirs.
This is there to help round out the development of the young person. This year 13 students at The Gap State School and ten at Hilder Road completed their program
Guess who is gearing up to leave the North Pole? ...and along with our old mate comes the annual decisions to be made on what do we need for our Christmas Celebrations? This year we will be stocking all of your traditional (and some not-so) Christmas food requirements so if you are struggling for ideas, don’t hesitate to give the store a call or pop in and have a chat to our team of knowledgeable butchers and staff to assist with your choices. We will gladly offer meat choices, cooking advice and recipe ideas to help you through the 2020 Chritmas New Year festivities, whether you are cooking for just yourself or for the entire famiily. You can choose from the following but there is always more – you just need to ask.
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and were recognised and congratulated in ceremonies in their school halls, watched by those parents who could attend (even if only by Skype) and by the rest of Year Six. Well done those students,
who each has a solid achievement behind them, an impressive entry on their CV, and another great step in their personal development. Congratulations to all the award winners!
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A secret offer for Western Echo readers, we can cook a limited number of Pork Roasts for collection on Christmas Eve - but numbers are limited, so if you want us to cook your roast for you, you will need to order early, as when numbers are filled, orders will be closed off. Call the store - 3161 5021 - or pop in and order to avoid disappointment. As always, if there is anything we can do to assist you, or there that special product you want and can’t find it, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will do what we can to get you what you need. Until next month, stay healthy, eat well and hope to Meat U @ The Gap soon! Kind regards, Julie and Gary Read and our wonderful team THE GAP
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The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter. - Mark Twain
Ashgrove For more information on Forum Communicators public speaking association, please visit the website www. beconfident.org.au The October Ashgrove Forum Meeting was once again held via Zoom videoconferencing due to the continuing unavailability of the meeting room at Ashgrove Library. For the speaking challenge, members were asked to deliver a 5-6 minute amusing Special Occasion Speech. Speeches presented ranged from a Toast to the Bride and Groom, the Presentation of a Cup for a major horse race, a 21st Birthday Speech, to a Speech on a colleague’s retirement. Last month, Forum Delegates, Dr Pat Pepper and Ronda Nix OAM, attended the Annual General Meeting of the National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) held at the United Services Club in Wickham Terrace, along with representatives of other associations affiliated with the NCWQ, where Pat and Ronda were elected to the NCWQ Committee. Both Pat and Ronda are also Bursary Coordinators with the NCWQ Bursary Scheme which this year awarded 40 bursaries in various categories to Queensland women undertaking tertiary studies. The successful recipients have found the funds The Western Echo November 2020 Page 18
Dr Pat Pepper
Ronda Nix, OAM
from their bursary most welcome in this difficult year, with part-time work so difficult to obtain. Along with our newest member Rosslyn Knight, Pat and Ronda will also be representing Ashgrove Forum at a Face to Face inter-Forum speaking competition being held in conjunction with the State Forum Annual General Meeting and Summit Event on 31st October at the Ipswich Country Motel. The next Ashgrove Forum Meeting will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020, where members will speak to the title “The Aussie Larrikin”. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome to attend without obligation. For an invitation to attend via Zoom, please ring 0409 615 514. website: http://www.westernecho.com.au
Arana Club It was great to see many of our members again at our first meeting since March. Our numbers were small but we still made as much noise catching up with each other. Our guest speaker was retired police officer Tim Brinums. He spoke of some of the investigations he was involved in during his police force days and introduced Pippa, who does a wonderful job as a therapy dog in various places in the community. Our November Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th November at the Arana Leagues Club, Dawson Parade, Keperra, 10.15 for 11.00am start. We are having a Cent Auction during the meeting so bring along any of those unwanted items that are taking up space! Our guest speaker for the meeting will be Jo Neary from the Zephyr Foundation. This organisation supports children who are affected by domestic violence. Our December meeting will be held on Wednesday 2nd December. Plans are under way to make it a great way to end this rather unpredictable year. Please remember to phone Carol on 3355 5349 if you are attending the meeting by midday on Monday 1st November. Numbers are still restricted to 60 in the Function Room at Arana Leagues Club.
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Enoggera & Districts Historical Society November 7 is the anniversary of the iconic Cloudland dance hall and concert venue at Bowen Hills being demolished back in 1982. To m a n y l o c a l s i n Brisbane’s western suburbs, Cloudland would bring back many fond memories: school dances, concerts, receptions, debutant balls and similar. Many future husbands and wives would also have had their first meeting at a postwar dance at Cloudland of a Saturday night. Originally called Luna Park, Cloudland opened in August 1940 high on a hill via Montpelier Road. Its remarkable 18-metre high laminated roof arch made it a prominent feature visible to thousands of Brisbane residents in surrounding suburbs. Inside, the venue was renown for its decorative columns, sweeping curtains, domed sky lights and chandeliers. Over the years Cloudland played host to several well-
known artists and bands including Cold Chisel, The Police, The Bee Gees, Madness, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, The Saints and Midnight Oil. The demolition of Cloudland inspired the Oils to write their hit song ‘Dreamworld’. On 3 February 1958, pioneering US rock’n’roll singer Buddy Holly played a concert at Cloudland. Eerily, exactly one year later – on 3 February 1959 – Buddy Holly would die in that tragic plane crash (aged just 22) near Clear Lake, Iowa along with Richie Valens and ‘the Big Bopper’. Although listed on the National Trust, Cloudland was demolished on 7 November 1982, with no public notice, in the middle of the night by the Dean Brothers. It was a dubious decision under the then Bjelke Petersen state government which caused a massive outcry and protests. Unit development soon took place on the site at Bowen Hills.
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Demolition of Cloudland
Buddy Holly performed at Cloudland in 1958
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Midnight Oil was inspired by Cloudland to write "Dreamworld"
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.....Principal's Points.......Principal's Points...... The discussion groups aim to be friendly and informal, inviting community and connection with other parents navigating the same challenges and asking the same questions! By sharing a cuppa and a chat, together we can explore creative ways to support our children to flourish and thrive. The very first of our Parent Discussion Groups is focussed on ‘The Zones of Regulation’! In support of the wellbeing of every child, it has been a great achievement that every classroom is now espousing the ‘Zones of Regulation’ – a proactive program that teaches selfregulation and emotional control. Some of our students are also accessing this as an intervention through our ‘Calm Zones’ program. ‘Zones’ is a systematic, cognitive behavioural approach used to teach others to self-regulate their needs as well as their emotions and impulses in order to meet the demands of the environment and be successful socially. It offers a framework with a common language and visuals that can be used in the classroom, in the playground and in the home! It offers regulation ‘tools’ that can be
learned and personalised as needed. Zones is an evidencebased wellbeing program that we are very proud to be part of!!
Congratulations to the Year 6 HRSS students who successfully completed the RJCA program
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Hilder Road State School In a year that has been unpredictable and, at times, demanding, I would like to celebrate the students at HRSS. Our students continue to amaze me with the level of confidence, flexibility, and creativity they display in the face of uncertainty and change. Last night, we acknowledged some of our senior students who exemplify these attributes, as we presented them with the Rotary Junior Community Award. The program requires a significant commitment over 6 months to complete four different criteria. We welcomed President, Mitch Koroloff from the Rotary Club of Ashgrove/The Gap, and his colleagues Russ O’Malley and Tim Boyd, to present the students with their Awards. Congratulations to the Year 6 students who successfully completed the RJCA program. It is a great accomplishment!(Photo below) In the spirit of ‘the show must go on’, we are excited to announce that our 2020 school musical ‘Porridge’ is proceeding with performances scheduled for November 7th and 8th at Ferny Grove State High School.
We are very appreciative of FGSHS’s willingness to host our performances within appropriate COVIDsafe guidelines. A huge thank you to our Performing Arts Coordinator, Kathryn Harrison, for her talent, energy and commitment in enabling such a wonderful opportunity for our students as part of HRSS’s growing Performing Arts Program. If you would like to tune in and watch our amazing students, you are welcome to purchase a live stream link at: www. trybooking.com/bmdzq Kind regards, Jodie Watts - Principal
Payne Road State School ‘ Z O N E S O F REGULATION’ PARENT DISCUSSION GROUPS – Proactive Wellbeing Strategy at Payne Road SS The P&C Wellbeing team, in conjunction with the School, are running a series of Parent Discussion Groups and have invited parents/carers to come together to explore a range of wellbeing topics relevant to the wellbeing of their children! These groups will assist the development of a common language between home and school!
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Nicky Brazzale - Principal
St Peter Chanel Primary School Congratulations to our Teacher Librarian, Mrs Angela Callins, and to our talented and creative students on our 2020 publication, ‘Hidden Talents’. The book was written and illustrated by our students during their time with this year’s Authorin-Residence, Mr David Lowe. Already proving to be a hot seller, the book makes a lovely keepsake and gift for the extended family. Recently, our school community celebrated Book Week 2020. The theme this year was ‘Curious Creatures, Wild Minds’. We welcomed guest speaker Mr Lucas Proudfoot (indigenous performer and storyteller) who was both inspirational and entertaining. We also enjoyed a simple dress-up parade and hosted a Book Fair. We e n j o y e d h i g h l y successful coaching sessions last term from AFL Queensland (Year 3), Cricket Australia (Year 4), Netball Australia (Year 5) and Touch Football Australia (Year 6). The children have since put their new skills into practice with each year level competing in a friendly school based round robin competition. Students were placed in teams within their cohort and played a number of mini matches under the guidance of class teachers and coaches from the different sporting codes. Both participation and enjoyment were high! I congratulate all
.....Principal's Points.......Principal's Points...... St Peter Chanel Primary School
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involved and thank our Sports Coordinator, Mrs Emma Wilson, for organising these events. With COVID-19 forcing the cancellation of our school camps for Year 4 and 5 students, and our Year 6 visit Canberra, the children instead enjoyed a series of Day Camps. Each year level travelled to Camp Warrawee, a YMCA Outdoor Education facility, located in beautiful, natural bushland adjacent to North Pine Dam. The students enjoyed three outdoor pursuits over the day, including archery, survival skills, pool swim, canoeing, team initiatives, water-based trust initiatives, orienteering, obstacle course, indoor climbing and the catapult building challenge. Organising these Day Camps involved a considerable amount of thought and time and I am grateful to all staff involved as we continue our quest to try to establish a new normal and maintain a variety of exciting experiences for our students. Currently we still have a limited number of vacancies in most year levels for 2021. If readers know of any families who may be interested in applying for these places, please invite them to contact the school ASAP. They could either phone 3300 1202, or email email@example.com. edu.au. Individual family tours are available. Margo Carwardine – Principal
The Gap State High School Early in Term 4 Year 10 students attended their Year level camp at Emu Gully or did work experience. The camp is a leadership and
team building program based on the character values of Courage, Mateship, Sacrifice and Perseverance. The camp challenges students to overcome obstacles, it enhances communication skills and team work. Activities include paintball, a low ropes course, the Kokoda Trail, underground tunnels, a truck pull and rock climbing. After three nights away all students and teachers returned home thoroughly exhausted although feeling very lucky that the camp actually went ahead after such a tumultuous year. For those that were able to attend work experience feedback from employers was positive, with students gaining job ready skills. Our Year 12s commenced the first round of External exams as part of the QCE on Monday the 26th of October. Year 12 students will no longer sit the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) test, which has been in place since 1992. From 2020 the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position as the way to rank Queensland school leavers for tertiary entrance. Construction of our new four level building has begun. It will comprise of a carpark on the ground floor, an opencroft area, additional learning areas, two visual art rooms and a staff room. The build is expected to take at least twelve months. Anne McLaughlan – Principal
The Gap State School O n We d n e s d a y 2 1 October, thirteen Year 6 students were presented with their certificates for participating in the Rotary Junior Community Awards. These awards recognise students for their active contribution to serving
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proud of the community connection with Rotary and we have facilitated student participation in the Junior Community Awards for the past 11 years. Weekly water safety and swimming education lessons, as part of the school Physical Education program commenced for all students at the start of Term 4. Students are participating in lessons in our school pool, with the aim to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to prioritise personal safety in, on and around water, including in survival and rescue situations, water safety, survival, dry land rescue and how to seek help. Led by our PE teacher with additional support from trained swim coaches, students will continue lessons through to the end of this term. Warm regards, Joanne Nicholls - Principal
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Ithaca Probus Club - wakes from hibernation Activities at Ithaca Probus Club continue to be revived after the long lockdown. All still very cautious with the October meeting following the same safety practices – hand sanitising, spaced seating, no gathering in clusters for chatting, and individually packaged morning teas. But members are delighted to be able to meet again and turned out in good numbers. Club member Brian Blaney gave a detailed talk on “Dispute Resolution,” and for our November meeting guest speaker Dennis Wayper will entertain us with “The Life and Music of Doris Day.” Members may even be moved to break into song! The club outing for October saw a small but keen group thoroughly enjoy a morning at the Tramway Museum, with the tram rides and very informative commentary taking us all back over half a century. The group then moved on to the nearby Ferny Grove Tavern for a convivial lunch. The evening dine-out for October was at Claudi’s Italian restaurant at Ashgrove West. Other club activities are nearly back to normal, with the cards group and the poetry group each holding meetings in members’ homes. Throughout the shutdown the club has been welcoming new members, offsetting a few losses, so numbers are recovering well. Our monthly newsletters have been keeping members connected and are again carrying the usual round of club news. New members are always most welcome at our new meeting venue of the Red Hill Community Sports Club in Fulcher Road, Red Hill. If you would like to give us a try, please phone either of our Club Membership Officers Sue Vivian on 0413 544 202 or Janelle Rhodes on 0412 628 646. For more information about our club please see our web site: www.probussouthpacific.org/microsites/ithaca provide access to newspapers on their websites. They can include newspapers from Australia and overseas. You can read the Melbourne Age or the London Times in the comfort of your own home or from any country. The State Library of Queensland provides access to several historic newspaper databases and these are great for family research. I recently found one of my persons of interest participating in a five-mile bicycle race in Cardiff, Wales in 1881. The bicycle was a penny-farthing. It was a
lovely surprise to know that his hobby was racing these unusual bikes that apparently were often in races and were considered quite comfortable. Just fraught with peril on mounting and dismounting. Queensland Family History Society is hosting an online event on using overseas newspapers on 11 December. https://www.qfhs. org.au/events/fridays-qfhs/. Members and non members welcome.. Please give us a call if you have any questions.
MOTT (QLD) 40 years old on 14th November 2020 In November this year the Queensland branch of the Internationalforest protection and tree planting organisation The Men of the Trees, (Qld Branch), turns 40 years old. Who can believe it? To some of us oldies, 1980 seems only yesterday when the Brisbane Telegraph featured a front page article and photo of the renowned Man of the Trees, Richard St Barbe Baker, then in his nineties and founder of the organisation in Kenya 58 years before. The newspaper story included an invitation to the public to attend a meeting and talk to be given by St Barbe (as he ispopularly known), at the Relaxation Centre, then in Brooke Street,Fortitude Valley. The meeting took place that evening to a tightly packed audience,half of whom were standing - a group of people who relished the privilege of hearing words of uncommon wisdom, in the form of lived experience, science and poetry, from this softly spoken, articulate and dedicated man. A few weeks ago on September 5th 2020, a special tree, a Kauri Pine, was planted for St Barbe to celebrate his long life dedicated to his cause, and his continuing inspiration. This tree was planted in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Toowong, by the Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner - in the photo assisted by Councillor for The Gap Ward Steven Toomey, (President of MOTT Qld). Also in attendance were Cr Greg Adermann (Pullenvale), Curator of the Botanic gardens Dale Arvidsson, former long serving Curator of the gardens and previous long serving President of MOTT Qld Ross McKinnon, and Susie McKinnon, and members, volunteers and friends of MOTT. As a point of interest, the tree was planted to replace a tree (Kauri) planted in the Botanic Gardens on 28th November1989 by the then Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard St Barbe Baker. Unfortunately, this earlier tree was removed together with a sizeable slice of the Gardens itself to make way for the Legacy Tunnel’s connection to the Western Freeway. Talking about the planting singular special trees, what will MOTT be doing on 14th November to acknowledge its 40th? Well, planting a tree of course (leaving the larger planting down the line to when the rain turns on). And this tree will be planted in Paten Park, The Gap, the site of MOTT’s former
Valley Hockey Club Celebrating 100 Years in 2021 The Valley Hockey Club will be celebrating its 100 years in 2021. To commemorate its centenary the Club will be hosting a number of events throughout the year. Any past players or supporters, both men and women, who would like to be advised of such events should contact the VHC Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Alex Granlund on 0404 463 733 website: http://www.westernecho.com.au
Lord Mayor Schrinner planting the MOTT tree in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, assisted by The Gap Councillor (and MOTT President) Steve Toomey.
Headquarters and Environmental Centre, and Nursery, to celebrate the outstanding contribution made by MOTT’s.first President (for 18 years) Ngairetta Brennan. This is another wonderful story. Watch this space. If on the 14th November at 11am you are in the vicinity of Paten Park. or you would like to add your blessing to a special tree (aren’t they all special?), you are very welcome to join the group - even though regulations regarding gatherings are still in place to protect us all,while restricting MOTT’s usual style.
CHESS T'MINIT With Covid-19 restrictions now being relaxed, physical tournament and social play at The Gap Chess Club has recommenced with Covidsafe play rules in place. Game night starts 7.30 pm on Friday nights at Room B6, The Gap State High School. The club has a Facebook Page, “The Gap Chess Club”, with updates on club play, local chess news and puzzles. Newcomer Harvey Zhu was the winner of the Stuart Wilson (hour) tournament, with an impressive 6 ½ points from 7 games played, in a field of 19 players. Tony Morris was 2nd on 5 ½ points, and Ian Li, Andrew Robinson and Cameron De Vere sharing 3rd place a point further behind. Ian Li was awarded the Maiden prize for the best performing participant not to have previously won a club event.
This month’s problem shows the current world champion, Magnus Carlsen’s nerves of steel. Magnus has the white pieces in what was the final move in the 2016 world championship against challenger Sergey Karjakin, who is threating checkmate in 1 move. How does the game end in spectacular fashion? Solution to last month’s puzzle. Solution: 1 … Qg4 2. Qxg4 hxg4 3. Kg3 Rh3 is checkmate
Solution: 1 Qh6 and if black plays Kxh6, 2. Rh8 is checkmate, or 1… gxh6, 2 Rxf7# ends the game
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TRAINING AREA/ RANGE WARNING NOTICE Residents and visitors to areas surrounding the Enoggera Training Area are warned that it is a Defence live firing range and to expect periods of heightened noise volume. The Training Area is generally described as the area to the northwest of Gallipoli Barracks bounded by Gimba St, Mitchelton, Yarrabee Rd, Keperra, Ashgrove Golf Course and Scenic Reserve, The Gap and Enoggera Creek, Ashgrove. The area is fenced with range warning signs displayed on the boundary. Defence training includes firing practices with live ammunition, explosives, pyrotechnic devices and lasers that generally occur daily between 0700h – 1600h. Night time practices may occur and are generally completed before 2200h. A notification service for high noise periods is provided via text messaging. Please contact Range Control to register. Unauthorised entry to the area is prohibited and exposes any trespasser to serious injury or death. Unexploded ordnance from Defence activities is extremely dangerous and should not be handled. Persons found trespassing within the TA/range boundary will be prosecuted. For inquiries regarding the Enoggera Training Area please contact the Range Control Officer on 07 3332 7456. 1301JD_1063
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The Gap Historical Society Inc. Est. 2000 MORE ABOUT CAPTAIN COOK . . . Further to George Stoddart’s article on Captain Cook (Western Echo August 2020), Stanley Fleck - a close friend of our Patron Neil Lyons - has provided more information including a personal link to the Cook family. The following information is part of an item provided by Stanley Fleck, and adds some little-known family details of the Cook family. This article will be presented in 2 parts.
THE COOK-FLECK CONNECTION Captain James Cook was, without doubt, the finest navigator the world has even known. He had many achievements to his name, and whilst with The Royal Navy fought in Canada. He later went on to explore the South Seas and discovered New Zealand and Australia. His skills took his ships through dangerous and uncharted waters. His maps and charts made it possible for others to follow the many routes of discovery he made. Captain cook died in 1779 on the island of Hawaii where he was attacked by natives. He was buried at sea. Captain Cook was born in Marton, Yorkshire on 27th October 1728. His father was a Scotsman from a village near Kelso and he migrated to Yorkshire to become a farm worker. He met and married Grace Pace of Thornaby in 1725. James Cook was one of eight children from this marriage, having two brothers and five sisters. At the age of 16, James Cook was apprenticed to work for a shopkeeper at Staithes in North Yorkshire. Although he was good at his job, he yearned for a life at sea and left after two years, moving to Whitby, where he was employed by Mr John Walker, a ship owner. James was soon working on board coal carrying ships that sailed up and down the Eastern Coast of England. He was 18 when he started this job and was very ambitious. At the age of 26, he volunteered for The Royal Navy, where he proved to be an excellent seaman and was promoted to Master two years after joining. Captain Cook had an illustrious career and discovered amongst other countries, New Zealand and Australia both of which he claimed for the British Crown. Cook’s cottage in Yorkshire was dismantled stone by stone and shipped to Melbourne in Australia. Each stone was carefully numbered and the cottage was rebuilt exactly as it was. It is now a museum which attracts lots of British tourists. I donated a copy of Mrs Cook’s Last Will and Testament to the Captain Cook Museum in Melbourne. There is also a new Captain Cook Museum in Marton, near Middlesborough in England and this is well worth a visit. Their telephone number is 0642 311211 and they will send you, on request, brochures and explanatory pamphlets. The story continues December 2020/January 2021 website: http://www.westernecho.com.au
Norths Eagles Celebrate Memorable Season Following a hockey season like no other disrupted by the coronavirus, players, coaches and supporters of Northern Suburbs Hockey Club are celebrating a year of special achievements. This season was the first since 2003 that teams from all four sections of the Ashgrove club – senior men, junior boys, senior women and junior girls – have won premierships. Five Eagles teams have won grand finals and four sides won minor premierships. At the time of going to print the Division 6 senior men’s side was preparing to play its grand final. In addition, Norths’ Division 1 and Division 2 senior men’s teams won Plate Finals for their respective competitions. As well as grand finals, the end of the season is time for recognise standout club workers and players. Perpetual award winners include Judy Lobley (Deniece Quine Trophy),
Frank Coman (Fred Quine Trophy), Rhys Buckingham (Outstanding Service Award), Tim Riggall (Kevin BackPresident’s Trophy) and Ruby Patterson (Most Promising Umpire). Three players – Nolene Dennien, Bronwyn Morris and Veronica Truscott – were awarded gold service medallions recognising 20 years’ playing service with the Eagles. Major senior player awards include Division 1 Player’s Player (Roy Tucker and Trish Hughes) and Coach’s Player of the Year (Isaac Toigo and Charlie Mitchell). Junior award winners were Jordan Griffin (Most Outstanding Junior), Luke Keir (Most Promising Junior), Oliver Shinkel (Most Consistent Junior) and Riley Nixon (Most Improved Junior). Alex King was the top points scorer for Norths men in the Brisbane Hockey Association Best & Fairest Medal count.
The premiership-winning Norths Masters 3 Senior Men's hockey team
The Norths Division 1 men's side after winning the Plate Final against Redcliffe. Photo by Deborah Riggall Contact us Ph: 0432 967 829 walkingfootballbrisbane.com.au email@example.com
Carter Chappell and Michael Howe celebrate Norths' dual Plate Final wins for the Brisbane Division 1 and Division 2 senior men's competitions
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Deep yellow wood 3300 6304
It feels great to grow native plants, but to grow one that has observable environmental benefits and a striking habit adds to that feeling. The deep yellow wood (Rhodosphaera rhodanthema), found naturally between the Macleay River in NSW and Maryborough and inland to the Bunya Mountains, has both attributes. This beautiful small tree has a cylindrical trunk whose heart wood is deep yellow when first cut (hence its common name) and a rounded canopy of alternate, pinnate, green leaves. Between September and October large, terminal panicles of small bright-red flowers that attract native bees emanate from each branchlet. These are followed by clusters
of green fruit which turn chestnut brown and shiny. The scientific name is derived from ancient Greek – rhodon (rose) and sphaera (ball) referring to the reddish fruit and anthema (from anthos) meaning red flower. This bushy, fast growing dry rainforest species is highly adaptable. It grows in most soils that are well drained, is tolerant to drought, moderate frosts and tropical heat and can withstand both full and partial sun. Of major consideration is the fact that the deep yellow wood is hard to set alight and so is an ideal tree for areas prone to bushfire. Since its initial growth is rapid, it is an excellent replacement tree for
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Community open times: Please come and see our garden for yourself. You are welcome to visit us during the following community times: Dec-Mar: Sundays, 4.00-6pm Apr-Nov: Sundays, 8.00-10am Just turn up, bring your hat, water bottle & gloves. One of our members will meet you, show you around, and provide information if you'd like to get involved. And join us for a cuppa afterwards. Hope to see you soon!
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the invasive, exotic camphor laurel and jacaranda. As its roots are non-invasive, this tree can be grown in gardens, as a street tree and along roadsides. Its dense, columnar shape suits its role as a windbreak or screen species. It also makes an
attractive indoor plant. Deep yellow wood timber is highly regarded in cabinet making. This soft to moderately hard wood is fine grained with streaky colouring of mustard and yellowy bronze with a silky lustre.
The Gap Garden Club Est. 1963
In August the club was very pleased to Welcome Back all of our members to our first meeting since February. The club was eventually able to hold our long delayed AGM where our members were able to welcome our new committee members for 2020 and thank our outgoing committee members for all their invaluable contributions over the last couple of years. On the day, our members were able to enjoy a very interesting talk on “Composting Made Easy” by Barbara Beerling. At our September meeting another very interesting information session was delivered by one of our own members, Glenys Gillespie, who conducted a Gardening Quiz. Competition for first place was hotly contested amongst our very knowledgeable members. Upcoming member events include our annual Melbourne Cup Party to be held at St Marks Anglican Church Hall commencing at 11.30am on Tuesday 3rd November. Cost for the day is $25 which includes a boxed lunch, coffee and tea, entry into the cup sweep and lucky door prize. There will be a Melbourne Cup Hat Parade with a prize for the winning hat. The clubs’ Christmas Party is to be held at the Rivercity Church on Tuesday 24th November. The cost for the day is $25 which includes a boxed lunch and lots of prizes. Places are limited and tickets will be on sale at our October meeting on the 27th October. For further information please visit our website www. thegapgardenclub.org.au website: http://www.westernecho.com.au
Spider named for local bushcarer The tireless work of Brisbane bushcarer, Marion Goward, has been recognised with a new species of spider named after her. Mar ion received the honou r “for d e vot i ng her life to re-vegetation and conservation around Brisbane”. A prominent member of Men of the Trees, Marion was a key figure in the establishment of Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) in 1994. She first start planting hoop pines on Ithaca Creek in the 1980s with the Girl Guides, later joining Men of the Trees. Marion said she was tickled to have a spider named after her. “I feel like I’ve won the raffle,” she said. Namea gowardae is an open-holed trapdoor spider found on Mount Glorious. It is part of a group called the Mount Glorious Eastern Wishbone Spiders. G o w a r d ’s S p i d e r i s chocolate-brown and lives in burrows underground. The females are 23.7 mm in length and the males 15.7 mm.
Marion Goward and volunteers at a 2014 planting PHOTO: Men of the Trees
Marion said the Goward’s Spider burrows were quite easy to see along the side of Maiala track at Mount Glorious in the D’Aguilar Range National Park. “Their burrows have a ring of white web around an open hole rather than the usual hinged door of trapdoor spiders,” she said. SOWN President John Abb ott cong ratu late d Marion on her achievements being recognised in a very
appropriate way. “Marion has worked for 40 years planting trees and improving our local habitat for the benefit of all animals including spiders,” John said.
All members are encouraged to attend the short meeting and end-ofyear celebration. For more information please contact info@ saveourwaterwaysnow.com. au.
T h e a n nu a l g e n e r a l meeting of Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) will be held at 4pm on Saturday 5 December at the SOWN Nursery 57 Paten Park The Gap.
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NEWMARKET BOCCE CLUB INC Submitted by Mario De Marco, Secretary Newmarket Bocce Club
I have mentioned before that bocce can be played recreationally or competitively. Introduced in Australia by migrants in the early 1900’s.It has developed from a recreational game to a fully-fledged competitive sport and as early as 1970 it has been played on a national level and as early as 1972 Australia has been on the world stage of bocce. Victoria hosted the first World championships in 1972 organised by Bocce Australia. The photo at right shows a game of bocce in progress. The Newmarket Bocce club in blue polo, Redlands Bocce club in white with the sponsor as a spectator. The photo (below) depicts a segment of a game of bocce
of doubles. It shows how professional the players are when it comes to bowling. Four players, 3 bocce balls each. It’s spectacular accurate bowling but bocce Vuolo also encompasses throwing (this is when you throw the ball in the air to eliminate an opponent’s ball).This changes the game tactics, where the opponent would possibly open up the game of play and this would certainly be appealing to the younger generation. So this brings me to Bocce as a school sport. Bocce needs an injection of young guns. The only equipment required by players is bocce balls and a jack (kitty). The actual bocce ball can differ from metal to composite. At our club we play Vuolo and use steel bocce balls. Bocce can be well suited to school children because equipment is inexpensive and both sexes can participate. There would be some children that may not be able to play some of the vigorous and demanding school sports, however bocce may be suitable. There may be four to six children that may wish to seriously take up the sport and the club has a qualified coach and our bocce
courts can be utilised on the schools sporting day. The physical aspects of the game are challenging, demanding technique, stamina and skill. Gamesmanship is also required to apply an appropriate tactical plan. B o cce provides for t he
development of basic skills and co-ordination. It provides for systematic growth and mental development through coaching programs. If you want to know anything about bocce please contact Mario 0403257325 or Bill 0431458481
Art in Bark Assoc. Art in Bark Association have cancelled their workshops at City Hall 50+ in the basement until further notice. • Closed workshops at Skylarkers at Inala till further notice. • Nundah has resumed Monthly Meetings, however are not yet holding Bark Classes. For more info Joy M. 0407 178 064 – Barbara 3271 2130 – Hazel M. 0408 157 117
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Brisbane Tramway Museum and Ferny Grove Men's Shed The Brisbane Tramway Museum – A Short History
“The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society invites any person who is interested in the preservation of Brisbane’s historic trams to attend the first public meeting of the Society. The meeting will be held at the Druids Hall in Little Roma Street on the evening of 5th July 1968 at 7.30 pm.” This appeal was made in a circular distributed by the Society and struck a chord with the public. The meeting was well attended by persons from all walks of life and some of these persons have continued their association with the Society to the present day. T h e m e e t i n g enthusiastically supported the establishment of a tramway
museum. Buoyed by this show of support the newly formed Society set about securing a suitable site for the museum, raising funds to finance the project and entering into negotiations wit h t he Br isb ane City Council for the acquisition of a representative collection of Brisbane’s trams. The negotiations with the Council were speedily concluded with 20 trams, 2 trolley buses and a vast quantity of equipment being passed over to the Society. Unfortunately efforts to secure a suitable site proved more difficult. As a temporary measure the Museum was housed in a disused tile factory adjacent to Ferny Grove Railway Station. It was
not until March 1972 that the present site became available. With a permanent home at last work began in earnest on laying the foundations for the future. Car sheds were erected; the electricity supply was installed and track put down. 1980 will be remembered as the year that the Society “stood on its feet” in the eyes of the public. On 10th August 1980 the Governor Sir James Ramsay officially opened the Museum. Building on this success the BTMS continued to make steady progress in the development of the Museum complex. The 1990’s saw a period of consolidation at the Museum. A new building was erected to display tramway related artefacts and to house archival records. This building also doubles as the Museum’s shop where books and other souvenirs can be bought. Also, workshop facilities were improved in this period and electric power distribution was upgraded throughout the Museum. In 2001 the Museum gratefully received a special payment from the Queensland Government to enable major improvements to be made. As a result the Society undertook projects that include: The construction of a new engineering workshop; The renovation of an existing workshop that can
now house the two trolley buses; The const r uc t ion of another new building for the purpose of maintaining and restoring trams; this building has two tram tracks laid inside; The repositioning of tram tracks including the laying of a triangular junction both to give access to the tram restoration building and also to enable trams to be turned so as to even the wear on the wheel flanges. The Society is now in a solid position to advance with further developments including the restoration of trams and a trolley bus and in the longer term, to extend the track to enable visitors to experience a longer ride. The Brisbane Tramway Museum is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council.
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