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WILLUNGA ---GAZETTE--A monthly publication of the Willunga Business and Tourism Association Inc

Disclaimer - All possible care has been taken in the preparation, compilation and collection of information in this publication. However, the Willunga Business and Tourism Association Inc. expressly disclaims any liabilities for the accuracy and sufficiency of the information and under no circumstances shall be liable in negligence or otherwise in or arising out of the preparation or supply of any information aforesaid. Responsibility for content remains with the authors. “The above disclaimer was prompted by a concern expressed over an article that contained inaccurate facts. It was drawn to our attention that as WBTA is responsible for the gazette, that it could also be responsible for any inaccurate information that is published. The matter in question also emphasised to us the need for a name to appear at the bottom of any article – either that of the author or the person who authorised that article.

If you have any queries about the event please contact me on 0402 892 425. Help us to celebrate another part of Willunga that makes it such an enjoyable place to live and enjoy the food, wine, entertainment and great company. Regards Graham Ormsby Chair, Willunga175 Organising Committee -------

D.Greenslade Chair, WBTA -------

The next event on Willunga’s 175th Anniversary program is a Black Tie Dinner on the 21st June at Willunga Rec Park. This event is being run in conjunction with the STARS (SOUTHERN THEATRE and ARTS Supporters) group. STARS is a Willunga based organisation and is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers whose aim is to support and promote the development of the arts in the southern region and Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia. The event will feature a 4 course meal prepared by local chef Todd Steele featuring Fleurieu produce, local Willunga Wines and entertainment as selected by STARS. Attached is a poster which details the event and I would like to invite you and your friends to join the Willunga175 committee and STARS members at this event to help celebrate Willunga’s anniversary. If you would like to attend also attached is an order form for tickets and if you can complete the form and return it to the address on the form or myself it would be greatly appreciated. Please note the discount for a table of 8 so please feel free to pass this email onto your friends, colleagues or your organisation and make up a table for the 21st. Also if you are unable to attend the event we would encourage you to pass this onto any friends who you believe may be interested in such an event.

The result of a dry stone wall workshop held as part of History month over the weekend of 24th and 25th May at the Courthouse. Photo T Laing


LUMBERJACKS WANTED Men who cut down trees, pick wild flowers and hang around in loose musical groups are needed to perform at the next Cinemallunga event – Monty Pythons Holy Grail, on Sat 28th June at 7pm. You will be required to sing heartily a collection of Monty Python classics including the Lumberjack song and 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'. Musical talent is optional. One or two rehearsals will be all that is needed, plus a sense of humour and dewwing-do. So email your interest to or call Andrew on 0439 687 281

Willunga Gazette – published by Willunga Business and Tourism, PO Box 22, Willunga SA 5172

Editor: Tom Laing, to be added to mail list or phone or text 0421 912 800 Advertising: Column: $110.00; Quarter page $80.00; Eighth $40.00; Sixteenth $20.00; Classified: $10.00 (25% disc for members)


WILLUNGA GIG GUIDE Alma Hotel – Bottom Pub Bookings 8556 2027

Every Thursday- 7pm, Free 8-Ball Comp, win a $50 Alma voucher Willunga Hotel – Middle Pub Lunch 12-2pm Dinner 6-8.30pm Bookings 8556 2135

Fri 13th June Shannon Lloyd solo 8pm start, Sat 14th June Timmis & Adams 2pce 8pm start, Sat 21st Mojo trio 8.30pm start, Friday 27th Nat pike solo 8pm start. Old Bush Inn – Top Pub Sunday - Wednesday Lunch 12-2 Dinner 6-8 pm Thursday - Saturday Dining is from 12 -9.00pm Bookings call 8556 2032

Thu 5th June – Open Mic with Tony Sat 7th June – Chris Finnen Electric Band Sat 14th June – Headphone Piracy Thu 19th June – Open Mic with Chris Finnen Sat 21st June – Raunchy Sugar Fernies Fern Forest Nursery, Main Road, Willunga Book a table: 0405130910

In association with

Fleurieu Folk Festival Fundraiser Folkathon Sunday 1st June 12 noon - 10pm Featuring - Halfway to Forth, Serendipity, Spiral Dance, Chris Finnen, Cal Williams Jr, Saltwater Taffy and many more

Friday June 13th 7.30pm Double Billing. Two duos. POLAR BEAR FANDANGO / MIKE O’CALLAGHAN and DEE TREWARTHA. $20 /$15 Wines by Minko. Table booking: 0405130910 Friday July 11th 7.30pm JUNIOR with support from PETER McPHEAT $20 /$15 Wines by Fox Creek. Bookings as above.

Hosted and sponsored by the Port Noarlunga Bowling Club Hunt Park, River Road, Pt Noarlunga

The Bush Inn hotel was once known as the Canberra Hotel


NEWS and FEATURES RE-DISCOVERED" The said trunk is actually a Police issue safe used by the Police @ the Court House in the 1800's provenance made in Liverpool,UK. In 1929 it was taken from the Court House to the new Police Station, Main Rd ( next to the Recreation Centre.) As described, it has been returned to the Court House now as a museum piece. Thank you chaps not an easy procedure,makes you think how they took it down to the new premises all those years ago.

Calling All Knights who say ‘NII’ Knights, Princesses, Kings and peasants alike are summoned to the Willunga Show Hall on Saturday June 28th to attend the next Cinemallunga screening – of Monty Pythons Holy Grail. Join us on a quest through mediaeval England, face the peril bravely and discover a night of lusty singing, sausages, wine and ales, merriment and audience participation. Dress-ups highly encouraged! Food and music starts at 7:00 with the main program from 7:30, with proceeds going towards the Show Hall restoration and local charity OzHarvest. Tickets are available at Aldinga Beach Newsagency, Yummy Nuts McLaren Vale or Tall Poppy Willunga. Or phone 0418 807 529 for more info. So go on – get a band of merry adventurers together and enjoy a night to remember – and if worst come to worst, remember – it's only a flesh wound!


NATIONAL TRUST WILLUNGA BRANCH NEWS The Cemetery Walks for History Month (17th & 18th May) were well attended,with interest from locals & families with a connection to Willunga,some of which went on to do further research at the Court House. We will ultimately combine the research on the Cemeteries into a folder to be kept at the Court House for public use.

From Julie Taylor (Vice Chair) -------

Principal for a Day Willunga Waldorf School makes a Class 8 student “Principal for a Day” On 4 June 2014, Willunga

Waldorf School will be involved in a national initiative of the Principals Australia Institute (PAI), Student Principal for a Day. One Willunga Waldorf School student will get the chance to: Step into the shoes of the “principal” for a day Take part in a number of leadership opportunities throughout the day (negotiated with Willunga Waldorf School’s Principal, Janet Molloy) Contribute to a national online student conversation about leadership and the issues relevant to today’s students Fern Mines, Class 8 student, is looking forward to the opportunity and says “I’m already on the HS Leadership Group and this will give me the chance to meet with staff to talk about the HS

The Courthouse Museum will be closed on TUESDAYS over the Winter Months of JUNE.JULY,AUGUST. If urgent information is required there will be phone no's on a noticeoutside the door @ the Courthouse for contact.We hope that this will not be an inconvenience .The Museum will be still open on the weekends & Public holidays 1PM - 4 PM Public Holidays. In reply to an article in May Gazette "CAPTAIN'S TRUNK


NEWS and FEATURES Sports Day we’re planning. I also look forward to co-running an assembly with the Principal and visiting classrooms.”

smooth operation of the school.” – Willunga Waldorf School -------

Janet Molloy, Principal, says: “This is a wonderful initiative and helps to give an insight into the job that is often a bit of a mystery to students. To the student, it’s obvious what the teachers jobs are but what does the Principal do? What skills are required? How do they get to be Principal? With whom do they interact? How many things do they need to know about in the school? Do they have to do everything themselves? Who helps them? And so the questions can go on. At the end of our time together, I hope that Fern will have an understanding of what I do and how I go about it in order to support the ethos and the

Willunga Primary School are starting to plan their classes and numbers for 2015 and would appreciate hearing from any families who are planning to move on from their school and also from families who have children starting school or would like their child to begin school in the New Year. -------

Willunga Primary School News

Thank You Willunga On behalf of the Willunga175 we thank you for your support of the Discover Willunga Fair. The fair was a success due to the support of the people who attended, the

clubs and organisations who showcased their offerings and the businesses who supported the fair. In particular we would like to thank the football club who organised the rides and games on the oval, Willunga Physiotherapy for the Pumpkin competition, Raine and Horne McLaren Vale for their efforts with the Rose competition and all the businesses who have sponsored Willung175.

Willunga175 Souvenirs If you would like a souvenir from willunga175 we are offering some items for purchase: Willunga175 rose – check our website for details Willunga175 caps - $10 Willunga175 polo shirts (maroon or white) - $30 Produced on receipt of an order If you would like to order a cap or polo shirt send an email to and we will contact you for details and payment. -------

STARS The da Ponte Project wows audience

Now open in Port Noarlunga in the former White Dove premises cnr Saltfleet Street and the Esplanade. Check out our website View / down load our menu Our regular opening hours are: Wednesday through Sunday nights from 5.30 to 9pm ish for dine in and dine away. Please give us a call on

8186 1288

The STARS annual fundraiser, The da Ponte Project – Making Mozart, was an enormous success, with 220 people attending, standing ovations as well comments on the way out from guests which were overwhelmingly supportive and in praise of the production. The short three act play by Ewart Shaw, which left the audience wanting more, included extracts from The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi Fan Tutte and Don Giovanni. A world class treat for those attending.

To the cast Ewart Shaw, Gisele Blanchard, Mario Bellanova, Catriona Barr and Jamie Cock, our thanks and congratulations on a truly wonderful performance. - Elizabeth Boydell -------

Tales of a would be activist – Jeff Simmons The Leard State Forest in the Namoi River Valley between Narrabri and Gunnedah in northern NSW is the site of the new Whitehaven Coal Mine, the biggest new coal mine in Australia. This mine received government approval to go ahead in a nationally listed, critically endangered box woodland home of 30 rare and endangered species and in excess of 40 indigenous burial sites, despite illegal offsets claims, overwhelming community opposition and processes that drain huge amounts of precious local ground and surface water as well as regular blasting that will pump massive amounts of extremely toxic gasses and dust into the air over nearby farms and the township of Boggabri if the wind is blowing that way. Blockading this little number sounds like a good way to spend the uni holidays. This is the story of my first attempt. Action 1 So, it’s up at 3am for a 4am departure. Decked out in the requisite camouflage gear and compulsory balaclavas two teams of 5 jump into the 4WDs and head for the forest. We scored “Bambie” the Green Peace land rover. “Rambo” the other Green Peace vehicle, wasn’t living up to its’ name. It’s broken transmission meant the other team used a weekend warrior


NEWS and FEATURES borrowed from one of the volunteers. Each team had a mine entrance to blockade with timber dragged from the forest to delay workers continuing their daily mayhem by preventing them driving to where their machines of mass destruction were. Our trump card inspired by, but not completely the brainchild of yours truly, was to first fill the gate padlocks with supu glue. Arriving within striking distance of our target, Bambie screeches to a halt. Leaping out, we all dive for cover. Making our way by moonlight through the shrubbery, to the entrance gate we set about our task with enthusiasm and finesse. We ram the biggest logs we can find and carry between 5, through the bars of the gate, and criss cross them chaotically creating a forest abstract art work to be proud of. It was so much fun we then entered the premises and made two more such constructions further down the road. The security arrive and we melt into the shadows like a French underground war movie. We make our way down a series of dry creek beds to a hiding spot to wait out the furore we have created. After two hours of my now infamous lateral thinking puzzles, we make our way to in sight of the road and call our pick up. Bambie returns and barely stops before we are all inside, stripping off our balaclavas. We arrive back in camp to a hero’s welcome at about 11am. Rock-n-roll . We came saw, we kicked their butts. Well, not really This is what really happened. My camouflage gear consisted

of my Waldorf School gardening uniform, my balaclava, a thermal underwear top tied round my head to reveal only my eyes. We in fact drove past our intended destination and had to circle back. A team member who shall remain nameless forgot the glue, but we did create some awesome structures, and yes we did sight the security and melt into the shadows like a French underground war movie. When we came out of hiding after two hours, we were surprised to see all our artwork still intact. Apparently our gate was more of a back entrance and the few workers who arrived just drove round the front. Our other team there had only created a minor obstacle by the time workers started arriving. The workers dismantled it easily barely breaking stride. Our team returned and started again but kept getting interrupted before they had created anything of consequence. When the guys who were turned away by our mighty structure arrived round the front, they just cruised on in.

warning when the wind is blowing in their direction because blasting releases toxic dust and gasses to be avoided at all costs. You can also ring up to find out about the blasting. Someone from our camp found out that there was to be blasting at 10.30am this morning. They passed on the info to the afore described lynch pin but because he had already picked up the only group he was aware of, he didn’t give it a second thought. For some reason, the guy who originally came by the information knew we were still out there. He called a farmer friend of his who was on relatively good terms with the mine and this farmer got the mine to put the blasting put off. Whooooaaaaa Lots of good learning for when I return to stir up some action re the Penola fracking. -------

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Letters to the Editor For the attention of the editor of the Willunga Gazette Whilst the Willunga175 celebrations are well on the way, highlighting the virtues of the township from the past and present, I would like to bring to the attention of the Willunga community that through the expertise of George Thompson and Ross Roses, Willunga could proudly call itself

And finally, we had to wait an extra hour for pick up because when we called in, the message receiver, ( the lynch pin of the whole campaign) didn’t know there were two groups of us and went to pick up the others. OK, so we really hadn’t made a difference and ours was not the smoothest operation on record, but at least we got out in one piece. Well, we almost didn’t. There’s another mine very near which blasts quite often. When it does, the mine is required to give local farmers a four hour


NEWS and FEATURES the “Home of the Australian bred Rose”. Having been involved with the Rose Industry in Europe, who supplies most of the well known Garden Roses throughout the world, the fact that Willunga has living in their midst - George Thomson - the rose breeder of true blue Australian roses, is quite unique in the rose industry worldwide and should be at Willunga’s anniversary occasion be recognised as something unique for Willunga too. Have a blooming good 175th, Regards, Kees van Driel ------THANK YOU The Willunga 175, Discover Willunga Fair presented the opportunity to advertise Lykkebo Garden open days, 20 and 21 September, 10am to 4.30 pm and to raise funds for our chosen charity

‘Daddy’s little legend neonatal appeal.’ The monies raised will be forwarded to Flinders Medical Centre Foundation for a $177,000 Retcam machine that will allow doctors to monitor the eyes of premature babies cared for in the Neonatal Unit. Thank you to all the generous local raffle sponsors: Nature’s Fruit, Ross Roses, Scoop, Sir Plantalot, Taronga Orchard, Willunga Creek Wines, Willunga Pharmacy and Christies Beach sponsors: The Beauty Room and Vanilla Vibe. The winners were: Cindy Phillips, a local resident that knits cot blankets for FMC, 1st prize, Noeline Leinfelder 2nd & 4th prizes, Lyndall Movic 3rd prize and Anne Teague 5th prize.

appeal’, Rob van Driel’s fund raising drive, inspired by the care his premature daughter, Charlie, received at Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit almost a year ago in June 2013. In the September issue of Willunga Gazette there will be more information about Open Gardens Australia, Sellicks Hill entry, den. Karl Jensen was the winner of the Advertiser / Messenger, “Adelaide’s Best Vegie Patch” competition February this year. Monies raised from the open garden will also support Daddy’s little legend neonatal appeal. Pamela Jensen. ------Congratulations

A big day is planned for June 28th when the premiership participants can all come together and debate who really was the best player and the best team over lunch at the Club. And some side events have been organised to keep the groups together. As usual we will be holding our Annual Heritage Game on Sunday July 20 when the “A” grade will don a guernsey from the past in front of past players and sponsors and our usual crowd of followers. grade A Grade

Reserves Senior Colts Junior Colts

Due to the sponsor’s and public’s generosity $550.00 was forwarded to ‘Daddy’s little legend neonatal


Premiership Memories at Willunga Football Club Apart from the fact that Willunga FC turned 140 on May 29th the Club is also celebrating 10 premiership anniversaries this year going back to 1954. Past players and officials will be getting together to relive the games that have contributed to WFC’s amazing on field success which has spanned 140 years and has seen the Club play a major role in finals in both the Southern League and the Great Southern League in that period.

year 1954 1964 1984 2004 1954 2004 1964 1989 1989 1994

For more info on the reunions please email and we will direct your enquiry to the relevant person -------

Demons Defeat Determined Pies Willunga welcomed back several players from injury, overseas and work: Goolwa were missing several key players. Both teams played the first quarter as if they were coming to grips with the new combinations. Defence ruled which meant that as soon as one team thwarted an attack and rebounded the ball, the other teams defence won the ball and sent it back from whence it came. Steel marked strongly and kicked truly to score the only goal of the quarter. Wakefield should have nailed another but missed. Sheppard scored the Magpies only point from a


NEWS and FEATURES 25 metre set shot after good play from GodwinKnot and Lees. Goolwa opened the second quarter with two goals in the first minute. Litster got the first when Robertson’s centre clearance fell over the back. He bounced it through. Campbell’s came from a 50 metre snap that drifted with the slight breeze. Willunga steadied. Haskett was dominant and his long kick gave Altus the run of the ball. Despite strong opposition his third effort saw him break free and kick accurately. Willunga scored back to back goals when Steele snuck a handball over the top to Standfield who ran into an open goal. The Magpies steadied and in a repeat of the first quarter the ball moved rapidly from one goal square to the other and back again. A 35 metre snap by Fry drifted through to make it three in a row for the Demons. Hank got one back for the Magpies and then Chesser blocked a Willunga handball to stop a certain Willunga reply. Altus should have kicked his second but chose to short pass. His kick missed his target which symbolised the short comings of both teams: strong defence, fast running wingers and onballers followed buy ineffective kicks into the forward line. Lees and Weise broke the lines for the Magpies as did Balas and Altus for the Demons. Standfield posted a late goal and had the opportunity to score his third but he failed to mark an Altus wellweighted kick. Both teams tackled brilliantly all day. Renney’s tackle in the second half, and his bullet pass to

Lahiff, who goaled, gave Willunga a strong grip on a low scoring game. McKinlay missed an opportunity to get one back for the Magpies but Campbell’s kick was true. The Maggys dominated the next five minutes but kicked four points a row. Eventually the momentum swung Willunga’s way and Burdett’s precision pass hit Lahiff on a strong lead. He goaled and Willunga steadied. Fergusson’s late reply was set up by McKinlay and Campbell’s hard running. His goal kept the Magpies in touch at three quarter time.

Demons but McKinlay kicked truly for the Magpies.

They moved a step closer to victory when at the 30 second mark of the last quarter when Weise ran free and gave Robertson the opportunity to goal. He did. Both defences tightened up. The game was in the balance. Trent Griffen rebounded and ran to receive but Alexopoulos did the same for Willunga. His use of the ball was better than Griffen’s. His long kick found Steele who hit up Lahiff who kicked a long steadying goal. He kicked another two minutes later after an Alexopoulos handball found Wakefield in space. He ran and bounce and his kick hit Lahiff who was making a smart lead. The goal of the day resulted.

The champion team for Tuesday nights was the MAKOS, Congratulations go to Manfred Unger, Craig Martin, Gary White and Jordan Plaice.

Willunga won by five goals in a hard tackling, free flowing game dominated by attacking defenders. - Gerry Loots -------

WILLUNGA TABLE TENNIS We have completed the summer season. The standard of play continues to improve thanks to the arrival of some very good players and the improvement shown by others, especially juniors.

The Wednesday competition was won by Matt Bruer and Norman Wallis. They were the most successful in the regular singles competition which included handicaps. This format was popular and will be considered in the future. The Annual Singles Championship was played

recently. Congratulations go to George Abdilla who defeated George Colombin in the grand final. This was his first win in this event. For the first time in eight years, WTTC has a representative team of six players in the Central Hills Table Tennis Association during the winter season. Organised by John Nixon and successful so far. We defeated McLaren Vale BLue 11 - 4 and narrowly defeated Macclesfield 8 - 7 in the second game of the season. Our next local season begins in September. In the meantime, some Tuesday and Wednesday nights are available for an introduction to the game, practice and coaching. Open to all, equipment supplied and no cost. If you want more information or wish to receive our monthly email which outlines events for the next few weeks, ring John 85565950 or Darryl 85964128. Let’s hope the wins for Willunga continue. - Darryl Peters

To Goolwa’s credit they again steadied. Weise’s skill set up Lees who goaled. Silvestri, Sheppard and Cuthbert almost produced another goal but Alexopoulos saved it in the line. A few minute later he intercepted another Magpie attack, ran free, kicked to Burdett who plucked a one hander, turned and delivered o Lahiff who scored his third for the quarter. Wakefield’s long kick missed for the


Community Notices

Trees for Life Willunga Trees for Life will meet on Wednesday 4th June at 7.30pm at the Eco Classroom, Tatachilla College. ‘Glenthorne Farm: past, present and future’ will be discussed by Alan Burns and Gary Doland of the Friends of Glenthorne group which works to protect and preserve the biodiversity of this historic property. Supper provided. Inquiries

to Julie Turner, ph 8556 2401. -------

Neighbourhood watch 556 Willunga Daytime meeting 2 June 2014 Time 10am-12noon Venue: The Hub (cnr St Peters Tce and Main Road) Guest Speaker: from Crime Prevention Section SCLSA Topic: Road Safety for Older Road User

We are looking for an experienced female Housekeeper/ cleaner in the Aldinga area of Adelaide. General duties will include: Changing bed linen Cleaning windows Keeping the wood stocked Spring cleaning Letting trade’s people in You will be required between 2-4 hours per week. Pay will be $25-$30 per hr based on experience. Police clearance is a must and also references. If you would like to apply please email or call 0433 341 515.

Morning Tea - All Welcome including Children -------

Willunga Hill Art Group. Waverley House, 1st Tuesday of the month. Mini Workshop/Demo 1st July by artist Keryn Hocking on "Fur n, Feathers". Starts at 7pm. Bring A4 sketch book,pencil etc. Cost $5 per person. Refreshments available. Also on July 12th is watercolour artist, Alan Ramachandran workshop. $40 members/$60 non members.

BanksSA Willunga Branch New Opening hours From Monday 19 May the Willunga branch will be open from 12-4pm Monday to Friday -------

WG Deadline Deadline for the July 2014 issue of the Willunga Gazette is Friday 27th June. Please send through your adverts and photos, community news, community notices, coming events, reports, jokes, notices of meetings, market news, letters etc to

For information call Anne on 0451675505 Email: aldingabayartscommunity Thanks, Anne Cross -------


Community Notices

Become a Firey Woman! 2 July 2014 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM The Country Fire Service ( CFS) Fire Women's Workshop, designed specifically for rural women. You can learn how to protect your family and livelihood from bushfire. For Women living in Willunga, McLaren Vale, Mclaren Flat & Kangarilla. This event is being held at Corner St Peter?s Terrace & Main Road, Willunga. Contact Oshanna Moataz or Eve Keam on (08) 8212 9858. -------


1956, and migrated to Australia as a child with his parents and grew up in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Shep worked as a teacher for over 20 years, then 4WD Driver / Tour Guide on Kangaroo Island, but now enjoys life as a full time artist. From an early age Shep always enjoyed drawing, and started his art career working in pen and ink, often featuring rustic rural scenes and historic buildings. In 1997 Shep ventured into colour, painting in acrylics, and oils. Shep has taught painting/drawing workshops and enjoys working as an ‘artist in residence’ for venues and schools. He has artwork in private collections throughout the world. Shep lives on Kangaroo Island, where he has his working studio and art gallery “Sheps Studio” -------

When: Saturday 14 June 2014 Time: 8:45am – 5:00pm (Starts in classroom- ends in the field) Where: Douglas Scrub- 216 Douglas Gully Road, Blewitt Springs, SA 5171 RSVP: Please register by Wednesday 11 June 2014 to Jodie Woof – or 8278 0603 or 0488 952 026 Morning tea and lunch provided Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather, along with long pants, long sleeves, and enclosed shoes. This workshop is funded from the NRM levy Please pass this information onto your group members. Let me know if you have any

questions at all. Cheers Jodie -------

Cool Room Gallery In Myponga Markets Sat-Sun and public holidays 10am-4pm Paintings, Jewellery, Sculpture and much more, come take a look. Thank you Sharon Pitman. -------

The Willunga section of Aldinga Road was once known as Church Road

Willunga Environment Centre Brush cutting in Grassy Ecosystems FREE workshop Training for community volunteers – update your skills!

A selection of landscapes, seascapes and contemporary work by Neil Sheppard AKA Shep Fox Creek Cellar Door Gallery | May 28 – July 31, 2014 Shep’s work encompasses a wide range of styles and subjects from impressionist landscapes, seascapes, naive, abstract and contemporary. He loves to use lots of bold colour to create soft, moody and organic atmosphere through his pieces. Neil Sheppard (alias Shep) was born in the UK in

Do you or members of your group use brush cutters? Learn techniques for reducing weed seed loads and get your timing right to suppress weed growth and encourage native grasses. This is a practical course designed to address management of weedy annual grasses in grassy ecosystems. This course touches on how to use and operate a brush cutter safely and provides hands on experience to increase skills and knowledge of how to brush cut in and around native vegetation.


Community Notices Church Notices

Willunga Uniting Church -June Community News - Jenny Escots

Significant Remembrances Our faith community at Willunga Uniting has farewelled one of its long time members, Garth Dempster, we remembered him well. We also celebrated in worship the 50th wedding anniversary of another couple, Reg and Mary Hall, faithful members of Willunga Uniting. Over our Anzac day weekend, many of us remembered the lives of those lost and killed in wars. We sent out our congregation with Rosemary, that’s for remembrance: pray, love, remember. Our mothers’ day remembrance worship was a time of sharing those inspirational women who had inspired us on our faith journey. This included modern day prophets such as Mother Teresa.

church. We celebrate the Feast of Pentecost in remembrance of the day when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles. This day is, more or less, viewed as the birthday of the Church. Are you confused by this? Did you know that the feast of Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the Church? It is called that because Pentecost is when the apostles went out among the people and began spreading Jesus' message, thus establishing the beginning of the Church, over 2,000 years ago. Pentecost (Greek for "50th day") is celebrated by Christians 50 days after Easter. Our birthday celebrations in Willunga will include worship, songs, stories and kids’ activities. This occurs on Sunday morning at 10.30am. Our cuppa afterwards usually includes yummy scones – proceeds from our cuppa are aiding the appeal for our pipe organ restoration.

As our local community continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary we look forward to new connections and beginnings.

Enquiries always welcome – 85562758

Happy Birthday to the Church! The church as a whole will celebrate Pentecost on June 8th.

Many community groups use the meeting rooms and hall. These are available at very reasonable and competitive rates.

This is the birthday of the

The faith community is also blessed with great facilities, which are available for hire.

FOR HIRE: Bethany hall complex, Willunga Uniting Church Hall and meeting rooms available for hire. Includes kitchen facilities.

To find out more please bethanyhallboookings@ou OR phone: 8556 2650 -------

8323 9744 Website:

Coast and Vines

The discipleship program Follow Jesus begins after Pentecost Sunday, June 8th. Enquiries to Fr Paul.

General Church Information: Coast and Vines Church 12-14 Aldinga Rd Willunga – PO Box 196 Willunga SA 5172 Office 8556 2585 Mobile 0427 221126 Email

St Stephen’s organises a monthly dinner at the Old Bush Inn on the 3rd Saturday night of the month after the 5.30 pm service for anyone wishing to join in for fellowship. This month the dinner will be held on June 21st at Bookings to Ted Sandercock 8556 4535



Service times: 10am on Sundays Coast and Vines Church is a member Church of the ‘Acts 2 Alliance’ (A2A) Network. A2A churches are both here in Australia and overseas. For more information go to; Church Ministries: Men’s and Women’s groups – Children’s Church – Crèche – Prayer – ‘TNT’s” (Twenties and Thirties) – Youth – Counseling – Missions – ‘The Attic’ Op Shop (open Wed – Sat) Any enquires phone Rod Dowie on 0427 221126 -------

Anglican Pastoral District of Southern Vales

St Stephen’s Church, St Andrews Tce. Willunga. Service: Saturday 5.30 pm: Vigil Mass. All Welcome. Contact: Fr Paul Devenport, Telephone

Progressive Dinner at St Ann's, Aldinga on Friday June 13th at 6.30 pm. -------

Catholic Parish of Willunga Church times are the following in Willunga at St Joseph's Church, St Jude's street: 8:30 am on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month; 10:30 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Weekday mass is held at 9 am on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays except the first Friday of the month the service is held at 12 noon. See


ALL WELCOME to Christian Science Group Sue & Doug March invite you to join them in sharing and discovering how we can all have fulfilling, peace filed lives. Come along at 10:30am on the 1st & 4th Sundays of each month. For more details call 8556 7314. Blessings.


Enquire for our very reasonable rates. Email: OR Phone 8556 2650 10

Community Notices Saturday June 14th 9am-1pm


Book, DVD & CD Swap – Jeff Simmons Get rid of all those books gathering dust on your shelves. Replace them with others you are keen to read, and all free of charge. Willunga Community Share, riding on the back of its successful bicycle/

recreational equipment swap, clothing swap, and weekly food share is hosting it’s first ever Book DVD & CD swap. Just bring along those that you or your children no longer use, and choose from those donated by others. There is no money or direct barter, just give and take. When: Saturday June 14, 9 – 12noon Where: Next to The Green Room, Main St Willunga If you can’t make it you can drop off your books, CDs and DVDs on my front veranda – 62 Aldinga Rd Willunga Enquiries: Jeff Simmons 85289113

------Swamp Fest planting day is here again! Come along and get your hands dirty in this amazing part of the Fleurieu. We need volunteers to

help with a large planting of the endangered Mount Compass Oak-bush and help restore habitat surrounding one the largest Fleurieu Peninsula swamps. When: Sunday 13 July 2014 Time: (9.30am morning tea) 10am – 4pm Where: Stipiturus Conservation Park, Fleurieu Peninsula, 7kms from Mount Compass RSVP: Registrations by 4 July 2014 to Jodie Woof T: 8278 0603 E: (Please let Jodie know if you have any special dietary requirements) A complimentary lunch will be provided. Families welcome. Please feel free to pass among your networks. Look forward to seeing you there.

Cheers, Jodie Jodie Woof Volunteer Support Officer - Fleurieu District -------

Winter concert to warm the Soul Willunga Chamber Orchestra After the delights of their April autumn concert the Willunga chamber orchestra is looking ahead to its winter concert. The autumn concert was very well received. With a varied program including the delightful Vivaldi’s Spring. The concert also aided Willunga Uniting Church which has many programs happening, including the restoration of its heritage pipe organ. The winter concert will be held again at Bethany Hall, Willunga Uniting Church, which is on the corner of


Community Notices St Andrew’s Terrace and St Jude Street, Willunga. The winter concert will also again include a performance by NEETO, Never, Ever, Ever, Too, Old, a group of players who have come together to learn and play string instruments. The concert will take place on Sunday, JUNE 29TH AT 2.30pm. The orchestra looks forward to your company. ------Before it was a Courthouse and Police station the Courthouse Museum was a Female Immigration depot ------New South Wales A senior citizen drove his brand new Holden Senator out of the dealership. Taking off down the road, he pushed it to 120 kph, enjoying the power of the car . “Amazing,” he thought as he flew down the F3, pushing the pedal even

more. Looking in his rear view mirror, he saw a highway patrol car, blue lights flashing and siren blaring. He floored it to 140 kph, then 180kph, then suddenly he thought, “What am I doing? I’m too old for this!” and pulled over to await the copper’s arrival. Pulling in behind him, the copper got out of his vehicle and walked up to the car. He looked at his watch, then said, “Sir, my shift ends in 30 minutes. Today is Friday. If you can give me a new reason for speeding – a reason I’ve never before heard – I’ll let you go..” The old gentleman paused then said, “Three years ago, my wife ran off with a policeman, I thought you were bringing her back.” “Have a good day, Sir,” replied the copper. -------

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Willunga was initially established as a staging point and government reserve at the foot of the ranges on the south coast route. For a while, Willunga was the most prosperous town in the south and was the centre for the southern districts. The Old Bush Inn, which holds the second oldest hotel licence in South Australia, was built in 1839 as a resting place for travellers. In 1922, Norman Wilfred Baker became notorious as the “boy bushranger of Willunga”. Wearing a black mask and carrying a rifle, he held up and robbed a man driving a cart and then escaped into the Mt Compass bush. Peter Dawson the famous singer lived in Willunga as a child Andrew Bovell, award winning writer for theatre, film and television resides in Willunga. Credits include Strictly Ballroom and Lantana Willunga Recreational Park is owned and managed by the community of Willunga


WILLUNGA EVENTS Willunga Events (To update this info email

Aldinga Bay Croquet Club Come and join us and learn how to play Association Croquet, Golf Croquet and/or Ricochet. Association Croquet is on Wednesday a.m. and Saturday a.m. Golf Croquet is on Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. Ricochet is on 11 a.m. Mondays. Courts at rear of the Aldinga Bay Bowling Club. Further information ring Bob 8556 2659 A.H. or Ken 8556 3787 A.H. Aldinga University of the Third Age If you are retired or near retirement and would like to keep your brain and body active meet new people, share your skills or learn new ones. Join Aldinga U3A. For more information ring Margaret 83830562. Classes run in school terms. Classes include poetry, history, creative writing, exercise, dance, gardening, films, lectures,excursions, philosophy and many more. Breast Cancer Support Group, Aldinga Med Centre, 89 Rowley Rd, Aldinga Bch Conference Room, Wednesdays fortnightly 10-11.30am, donation, contact Susie 0423 972 813 for details BreastCancerSupportGroup

CINEMALLUNGA Cinemallunga is a community group that is restoring the old Willunga Show Hall into a cinema and arts venue. We aim to put on 5 or 6 events a year, usually held on the third Saturday of Feb, April, June, Aug and Oct. You may have an interest in film, audio-visual projection, catering, promotion, cinema history, movie making or just enjoy the warm glow of a fun

night out. More details are available from Brian on 0418 807 529 or Andrew 0439 687 281

@7.00pm during OctoberMarch Weekly fee of $5.00 For info Bowling Club 8556 2246

Food Swap: Location: Adjacent to The Green Room on High St, 8-12pm When: Saturday, every fortnight You can contribute and choose from garden surplus fruit, veges, eggs, cut and or dried herbs, conserves and potted seedlings. Just drop off your produce, labeled if you think that will help, and choose a few items for yourself.

Probus Club of McLaren Vale, Willunga & Districts Our mens club meets at 10 o'clock on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The club is a group of about 50 retired men who meet only for the enjoyment of each others company. There is usually an interesting speaker and a cuppa afterward. Our club does not raise funds nor have working bees. We also have occasional lunches at a local venue or visit interesting places around Adelaide. Attendance at these is optional. If you would like to attend a meeting, telephone Jim on 8556 2540 or Colin on 8323 7952

The Healers Market is the third Sunday of each month. This market has a special focus on Health, Healing and Wellbeing and is held in the beautiful Singing Gallery 133 Main Road McLaren Vale. On offer each month is Massage, Reiki & Holistic Therapies, Psychic Readers, Crystals & Jewellery, Himalayan Salt Lamps and more. FREE ENTRY. All welcome. 11am - 4pm healersmarketmclarenvale 83841008

Rotary Club of McLaren Vale supports activities in Aldinga, Willunga, McLaren Vale and surrounding districts. Meet Monday nights for a dinner meeting at 6.30pm for 6.45pm at the Alma

Hotel. Visitors and new members welcomed. Contact Kevin 8556 2968 Singing Gallery Music Market second Saturday of the month 10am2,00pm Everything to do with music, poetry, story telling and the arts. Dave 0413 358 618 Southern Cancer Club Providing friendship, social support, information & education but will not provide medical advice either clinical, alternative or new age. Meeting monthly on Monday anytime between 9-12 noon & 3rd Thursday anytime between 1-3pm at Christie Downs Community House cnr Morton & Flaxmill Roads. For more information call Jules on 8186 0048 or visit

Southern Onkaparinga Permaculture Gathering: Permaculture is a design system that can be applied to almost any project, from creating a small garden to designing a large office

LETS South Markets Barter markets now held fortnightly on High street in Willunga next to the Green Room Organic Cafe between 9.00am and 12 noon. On alternate weeks is the vege swap. For more information contact Secretary Wil Heidt on 0414 484 723 or email

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McLaren District Veterans Golf Association based at the Willunga Golf Course. It is open to golfers who have reached the age of 55 years. Regularly play at various courses across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Darryl 8596 4128 Night Owls Lawn Bowls @Willunga Bowling Club every Wednesday


WILLUNGA EVENTS building, farm or entire village. Everyone who is interested in exploring the application of these ethics is welcome to our monthly gatherings irrespective of what exposure you have had to permaculture in the past. We share lunch and participate in relevant workshops and discussions. Location: Different each month When: the third Sunday of each month with occasional weekday morning gatherings as well. Prior contact essential: Jeff Simmons 85289113

for further information email

Southern Vales View Club (VIEW = Voice , Interests, Education of Women) invites ladies to join our meetings at the Restaurant in the Willunga Golf Club, on the second Friday of each month at 10.30 for an 11.00am start All very welcome. Contact Marlene on 8323 8861 or

Top Pub Poetry The Old Bush Inn 7.30-9.00pm every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Dinner at 6.30 poetry at 7.30pm Convenor Moira 0451 30 0090

Southern Vales Wellbeing group meets at the Singing Gallery every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.30pm during school terms cost $4.50 Contact Lesley 8323 8527 STARS - Southern Theatre and Arts Supports The phone number for bookings and information is Carolyn 0438 859 788 visit or email

Trees for Life, Willunga District. (ref 05) General meetings are held on the

first Wednesday of each month (except January) at 7.30pm in the Eco Classroom at Tatachilla Lutheran College Enquiries to Julie Turner julieturner@

or 8556 2401

Wellbeing at Willunga Market is the first Saturday of each month. This market has a special focus on Wellbeing, Health and Healing. Stalls include massage, reiki & crystal healing, Psychic Readers, Jewellery & Clothing, Gifts & Books, Himalayan Salt Lamps and a Cafe. There is a free workshop and meditation each month. FREE ENTRY Willunga Rec Centre 9-2pm wellbeingatwillunga@gmail .com 0427793314 Willunga Artisans Market second Saturday of each month 9am -1pm Show Hall Willunga Basketball new players are always welcome. Men’s comp Wednesday nights Women’s comp Tuesday nights Juniors throughout the week Contact Margaret 8556 2360 or 0421 358 326 Willunga Bowling Club Inc Come and enjoy social bowls Tuesday and Saturday 12.00 for 12.30pm start Fee $5.00 Contact Vic 8557 4030 or Ian 8556 2246 or message 8556 2246 Willunga Business and Tourism exec meets5.30pm, 2nd Wednesday of the Month at the meeting room of the Show Hall, Main Street, Willunga Willunga CFS training Wednesday 7.00 for 7.30pm at fire station, meetings 2nd Wednesdays of the month. Admin Coordinator Paddy Wilkinson 85562352 Willunga District Community Bus Inc, Lot

104 Lacey Drive Aldinga Beach 5173 phone 8557 7899. We transport the frail aged and disadvantaged door to door Monday to Friday. Willunga Embroiderers meet 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at The Hub. All welcome. For info phone Val 8556 5556 Willunga Environment Centre Inc 18 High Street, Willunga phone 8556 4188 10.00am-3.00pm MondayFri-day 9.30am-1.30pm Saturday Willunga Farmers Market Choir (Soulfood) - A female choir singing acapella for the enjoyment of a wide audience". Waverly Mon nights at 7.30pm. Info Margi Beed 8556 5032 Franka Ger-lach 8556 6783 Jill Stone 0407 695 029 Willunga Farmers Market every Saturday 8am -12.30pm Town-ship Square, Willunga 10% members discount ph 85564297 www.willungafar Willunga Garden Club meets every 2nd Thursday of the month except January at the Lutheran Church Hall Aldersley Street McLaren Vale at 7.30pm cost $3 Contact Chris 8323 7742 Willunga Girl Guides For girls 5-15 years. Thursdays 5.00 to 6.30pm, Old Show Hall, Main Road. All welcome to come and try. Contact Brenda 8382 6651 Willunga Golf Club is always looking for new members. The club has membership category options to suit all golfers. There is NO entry fee and annual membership fee payment is flexible. The golf course is one of the best on the Fleurieu Peninsula We run regular competitions on Tuesday,


WILLUNGA EVENTS Wednesday and Saturday. Ring Judi on 8556 4234 or take a look at the Club website

62 Aldinga Rd Willunga When: last Wednesday of each month Prior bookings essential: Jeff Simmons 85289113

Willunga Hill Art Group holds meetings at the Waverley Homestead on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Demonstrations commence at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Sharon 0417829617.

Willunga National Trust - The Slate Museum and the Court House Museum are open 1pm to 4pm Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Public hols 2nd Sat month 11am 4pm Inquiries phone 8556 2195

Willunga Judo club meets at The Old Railway Station, Railway Tce, Willunga Wednesday night at 7.00pm Contact Greg 8552 7074 or Kym 0407 798 803 Willunga Kick Boxing Club meets at The Old Railway Station, Railway Tce Willunga Monday and Thursday at 7.00pm Contact Peter 0407 324 530 Willunga Lions

Auction on the last Saturday of each month except December at Lions Saleyard, Binney R, Willunga. Contact Lion Wolf Hirsch 8557 7519, Lion Bernie Levering 8556 5230 or Dean Hunt 0414 564 389. Giant Trash and Treasure Market - held every 4 months at the sale yard. Next - June Willunga Lions Ladies Auxiliary Boutique come and see us Butterworth Road, Aldinga Beach - preloved clothes, toys, books, bric a brac etc contact Merle Hirsch 8557 7519 or Margaret Dorton 8556 3591 Willunga Men’s Circle: An opportunity to speak and to be heard. There is no agenda, no discussion, no judgement and no advice. Just the freedom and safety to share who you really are and what is really going on in your life with other men. Location:

Willunga Quarry Market second Saturday of every month 9.00am-1.00pm Willunga Recreation Park Contact David 0408 897 393

Willunga RSL, Main Road, Willunga open every Friday 4.00pm to 8.00pm, All Service Personnel welcome Willunga Table Tennis Club New members welcomed. Games played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting at 7.00pm cost $3.00 a night Contact Darryl 8596 4128 John 0413 525 343 Get fit! Join Willunga Tweeters, your local Heart Foundation walking group. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for one hour, beginning at 8 am. All welcome. For more details, contact Chris Horsman mob 0438 131 049 or email

Yoga and Wellbeing Centre in Willunga 16 Saint Lukes Street (rear) Classes - various times Phone Hope Deane for more information on 0408 835 723, or 08 7510 2072

Moore Street once received the “Most Beautiful Street” award


23 May 2014

Willunga makes the switch to the NBN Home and business owners yet to place an order for services over the NBN can still connect. Home and business owners in parts of Willunga who have not placed an order for services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) are urged to contact their preferred internet service provider or phone company as soon as possible. Most existing landline phone, ADSL internet and Telstra cable internet services will be switched off progressively in parts of Willunga from today. If a home or business has not placed an order for services over the NBN, they will have access to a soft dial tone for a minimum of 20 working days after their existing services have been disconnected. This allows for emergency phone calls to 000 and calls to Telstra’s service and fault centre. Internet services will not work after disconnection has occurred. Trent Williams, Spokesperson for NBN Co said: “This an exciting time for Willunga as it is among the first locations in the country to make the switch to the NBN. We urge any residents who want to keep using these services to contact their preferred phone company or internet service provider as soon as possible. Residents who have already placed an order but are yet to have their equipment installed should not be disconnected at this time. We are particularly urging people with special equipment including EFTPOS terminals and medical and security alarms which operate using a landline phone connection to contact their preferred phone company and internet service provider immediately.” Home and business owners yet to place an order for services over the NBN need to take the following steps: 1. Contact your preferred internet service provider or phone company: a. If you have a medical alarm or alert (or a family member, carer or friend) you are encouraged to register your details with NBN Co’s Medical Alarm Register by calling 1800 227 300 or complete the online form at: b. If you have an EFTPOS terminal, fax or alarm system, call the provider of that service (for example your bank) to ask what internet or landline phone services over the NBN will support the device. c. If your building has an emergency lift phone and/or a fire indicator panel you are encouraged to register your details with NBN Co so these services can be identified by calling 1800 687 626. d. Contact your preferred phone company or internet service provider and discuss your requirements. 2. Choose: a plan that suits your needs. 3. Order: your service over the NBN as soon as possible. More information about the steps residents and businesses need to take to switch to the NBN as well as a list of service providers can be found at:


Willunga Gazette June 2014  
Willunga Gazette June 2014  

Community news, events and reports for June in Willunga and environs.