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Thursday 19 July 2018
Scout hall's inclusive makeover An enormous mural designed by local scouts was officially unveilled at their Warragul hall on Saturday. By William Kulich @WillPJK
While the work was completed some time ago, the weekend event was a chance for scouts and leaders to celebrate the mural which celebrates them. Called "Scouting in the 21st Century," the project was funded by a Victorian Department of Justice's Graffiti Prevention Program grant and depicts colourful scenes of scouts enjoying the outdoors, juxtaposed with pixelated, greyscale kids spending time indoors on their phones. "The building needed a face lift, and it needed to better reflect the organisation as it stands now in the 21st century," Warragul Scouts group leader Kristy Waddell told the Baw Baw Citizen. "The Warragul group started in 1975, but scouting has been in the area since 1947. I guess the hall sort of reflected how long the
group's been around, and it needed a change. "It sat there on a beautiful piece of land, but there wasn't really much to see. Now we've created a bridge to the community." Scouts determined the direction and design of the project from start to finish, under the guidance of local artist and art teacher Jo Draisma. "I did workshops with all of the scouts to gather their ideas, and also talk about the difference between graffiti and street art," Jo told the Baw Baw Citizen. "I was so impressed with what the kids came up with! They understood exactly what scouting was about - adventure, friendship, sun, outdoors, nature, inclusivity, and that scouting is global. "The older kids really brought the design together, because they came up with this concept of a group of people all on their phones looking depressed in grey, and scouts all bright and colourful with colourful thoughts coming out of their heads." Continue reading on Page 2
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After working with the scouts to figure out what the mural should include, Jo sketched out the design and set about painting. Working on weekends with help from scouts, venturers and their family members, and local artists, the mural was completed in 10 weeks. "I think street art is the next big art movement, because it's about making spaces nicer, and it's pop culture, it's interactive for people on the street, and it's not about keeping art in galleries for the elite few to enjoy," Jo said. "It's really nice to have funding, because a lot of street artists don't get paid." While the work was only completed recently, it has already caught the attention
of community members. "People in scouting really love it, because they feel it embodies what scouting is about," Jo said. "When I was painting I had a couple of nice moments. A lady pulled over in her car, got out, and told me how much she loved it, which is really nice. And I had a couple of indigenous kids walking past, and a little girl looked up and saw herself in that and her face changed. I was really taken by that because most media and art is just white Anglo-Saxon, whereas this is about including everyone." "Everyone is welcome in scouts." Warragul Scouts is presently at capacity due to a shortage of volunteers, and Kirsty Waddell hopes the new artwork will also encourage more parents to help run events.
Water fountains bring taps to Baw Baw towns Central ward councillor Mikaela Power helps a young constituent fill their water bottle at the water fountain launch.
NEWS â€˘ Baw Baw residents can now more easily refill drink bottles with the installation of seven new drinking fountains. Five of the seven fountains, which include taps, are entirely new, while two are upgrades of existing installations. Gippsland Water, the West Gippsland Healthcare Group, and the Baw Baw Shire Council are
working together to install the new fountains in Trafalgar, Yarragon, Drouin, and Warragul over the course of six months. " It's a great partnership," Central ward councillor Mikaela Power told the Baw Baw Citizen. "Sometimes we work as separate entities for the same end, so this is a really good example of us working together."
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19 July 2018
Reflecting on NAIDOC Week and the women who made it possible INTERVIEW • Last week, Australians across the country celebrated NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week. The annual event celebrates the culture, history, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander peoples, and in Baw Baw the Kurnai community ran events with 2018's NAIDOC theme: "Because of Her, We Can!" We caught up with Kurnai elder Cheryl Drayton earlier this week to discuss how it all went.
at the Anglican church as part of reconciliation leading into NAIDOC Week as well. We had over 100 people, and the theme behind it was, again, "Because of Her", and it was a bit of a Q&A so non-Aboriginal people could ask questions around our lives growing up here in West Gippsland and some of the changes. We talked about what our mothers were able to achieve and so on. I always tell the story that we had to be absolutely dead before we could not go to school, because her thing was 'it's a white man's world, and we have to be able to walk in and out of both our world, black and white.' So always be proud of your heritage, but it's about being able to work with white people and get on with your life. I think it was good.
Cheryl: It went extremely well. There was plenty of activity and plenty of community members participating in a variety of short sessions. It has probably been the best year, and I think the theme was just so good because it really resonated, "Because of her...". I think if you look back on all of the Aboriginal women who you see working hard to make a difference in their community's lives. There are a lot of outcomes, they're not big outcomes but they're consistent and the relationship between nonAboriginal people and Aboriginal people is closing to some degree.
BBC: Which other strong women have played a big part in your life? Cheryl: My grandmother (Dorothy Hood) was another one. If you go back to tribal days, and this is the essence around it, our apical ancestor, her tribal name was Yowillii, came from around Lakes Entrance, and she had the tribal scars to be able to do that. She was the one who kept her family afloat in colonisation, so instead of being involved in the massacres and those sorts of things, she absolutely kept everybody safe. In those days when people came out to see, and I'll call them blackfellas, on the mission, she
Baw Baw Citizen: The activites seemed well attended by both Aboriginal and non-Aborignal people. Cheryl: I was really, really stoked with the turnout. We had an elders lunch up
used to make the baskets and sell the baskets as part of an economic process where she could go and buy the food she wanted to buy rather than have the rations. So again, it was all about what she did, and I think that then sets the standard for her daughter, who married my grandfather. When my grandmother and grandfather had my mother and her siblings, it was all about that strength that came through. It's coming through in younger generations now, I mean my daughter is in the same position; she's a strong person, she walks in both worlds extremely well, and works in both worlds extremely well. I say to people, what sort of a society are we building? My effort is 'okay, it was a sorry thing what happened to the invasion, but at the end of the day we have to learn to co-habitate and we have to be able to respect each other, and if we don't do that in all parcels of life then what kind of society are we actually building? I make those points, and I think you have to look at the elements of what societies bring and do and sometimes they dissolve things and then they build them back up and they knock them back down again. BBC: How do you feel that relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people is at the moment? Cheryl: I reckon it's absolutely
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Cheryl Drayton in Drouin's Memorial Park.
fantastic, because the support we get here in Drouin, you only have to look at this sort of artwork (we're sitting in Drouin's Memorial Park, which features several works of art by Aboriginal people), which is a collaboration between the shire and the veterans and the RSL, and that document there is about the frontier wars. Those [artworks] were put up there because we were on the committee for the [redevelopment of this park]. We're having a conversation around the frontier wars and what they meant, and the recognition that our people also fought for this country. It's a collaboration. And people are now wanting to know more about Aboriginal culture and what it means. I see the non-Aboriginal people wanting
to do the support, wanting more knowledge, wanting to be able to come and contribute. I am so stoked that we've been able to achieve so much, and we are continuing to achieve. The important thing for working collaboratively as a minority group is to actually engage and to have that connectedness, and for me that connectedness is working with the Baw Baw Arts Alliance, it's working with and being on committees, and showcasing Aboriginal language and so on so that it becomes more inclusive and people are wanting to know more. There are some people who are never going to want to do that, but the majority of people are engaging and are wanting to know more.
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19 July 2018
Saw it coming: Paul Stafford's chainsaw sculptures FEATURE • For most people, detailed works of art aren't what comes to mind when they think of a chainsaw. The same went for Neerim South man Paul Stafford, who despite "growing up around chainsaws" had never heard of chainsaw sculpting until a friend requested a piece from him 13 years ago. "He knew I could draw and he knew I was a timber worker, and I'd never thought of it until then. I wasn't aware of it at all," Paul told the Baw Baw Citizen.
After completing a couple of pieces around that time, a lack of interest from potential buyers put him off continuing. But his career changed around four and a half years ago when he was asked to carve something for a local show. He's now almost a full-time chainsaw sculptor, and if you've ever travelled south from Neerim South you have almost certainly seen his work. In January, Paul was asked to carve the face of the Norse god Odin and two of his ravens into the
Wu-Otan Clan: a close-up of Paul's sculpture of Odin's face.
remains of a giant gum tree which overlooked Main Neerim Road. The tree had just lost its limbs after VicRoads deemed it unsafe, and nearby property owners Phil Mapleson and Mary Rauden were stuck looking out at a bare trunk. The image is striking, staring out of the tree and over the road not far from the Neerim Bower artwork. "I was going to turn it all into firewood, so Staff (Paul) rescued it," Phil said. "I think the idea came from some beer drinking with Staff and
another local up at the pub." The image of Odin was sketched up by Mary in reference to her Estonian father's side of the family. It was a happy coincidence for Paul, who happened to have a Norwegian ancestry and an interest in Norse mythology. While the sculpture looks out over a busy road, the intention wasn't to create a piece of public art. Phil said hundreds of people have stopped to check the work out in the six months since it was completed. "The positioning of it was just perfect," Paul said. "We didn't actually plan to carve it on that side to start with. Phil left it up to me and I walked around to figure out which way was best. There wasn't a [predetermined] decision that we'd carve it so it looks straight down the road, it's just how the log was and how the face would suit the tree best. "It just so happens that he's looking due north and gets the best of the sun while looking straight down the road." Paul is self taught, picking up the craft seemingly easily thanks to his drawing talents. "I grew up in the timber industry, I'm a tree-feller by trade. I grew up with chainsaws, so [they weren't] a problem. "A friend said to me once 'you draw with the chainsaw,' so I suppose that's about right." Surprisingly, Paul rarely sketches out a design before starting his chainsaw. He follows the shape of the wood and judges how things come together as he goes.
Work can be quick, too. The image of Odin was completed within four days. "It depends on how much timber you have to get off," Paul said. "Something like this is an etching into the tree, really." It's a long-lasting etching, too. Paul said the tree could be at least 200 years old, and the stump (and Odin!) could survive another 80 years. In the meantime, Odin's beauty regime involves plenty of linseed oil and turps to keep his face looking freshly carved. The kit used by a chainsaw sculptor isn't too dissimilar to that of an average tree feller. "We do have carving bars which go down to a narrower point which are specially made for carving; they allow you to get into sharp places where it's impossible using the standard round nose on a bar," he explained. "We've made a couple of little tools up ourselves, like a flat sander, but you can get stuff from the States. "Generally I don't use much more than my chainsaws and a bit of sanding to clean it up. That's all that was used here." You could say Paul's a miracle worker. That's certainly what one passer-by thought when they stopped by while he was carving to ask if the face was of Jesus. "He hugged me and thanked me for carving 'Father Jesus,'" Paul laughed. "He asked 'it is Jesus?' And I said 'yeah, it can be Jesus if you want it to be Jesus, that's fine.' And he did, he prayed."
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Warragul Regional College presents We Will Rock You Taking place in the distant future, everyone wears the same clothes, thinks the same thoughts and goes about in a brain-dead haze. Musical instruments and composers have been forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown due to the efforts of The Killer Queen and her evil company Global Soft. However, a small group of "Bohemians" struggles to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and (most of all) live music. Two Bohemians, Galileo and Scaramouche, search for Rock's Holy Grail, a rock guitar buried within the remains of the King’s gates of Graceland.
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SPORT GIPPSLAND SOCCER LEAGUE
Drouin Under 16 Mixed win 5-0
Mark Cassar (Football Federation Victoria), miriama Cooper, Raine McAlister, Sylvia Cooper, Holly Martin, Charlotte Brown, and Jason Beer in front of the new change rooms
New change rooms make Bellbird Park more female friendly SPORT • Drouin Dragons' new $195,000 change rooms were officially opened on the weekend. With $45,000 from the club, $50,000 from the Baw Baw Shire Council, and $100,000 from the state government, it is hoped the new facilities will help encourage the growing number of women playing soccer in Drouin. The facilities include femalefriendly change rooms, showers, and toilets, as well as a new first aid room and all abilities access.
"We put our women's team together about eight years ago, and for the past eight years they've had to get changed either in their car or in the club room, which just didn't suit anybody," Drouin Dragons SC president Jason Beer said. The upgrade was sorely needed, but comes "future-proofed" for Drouin's fast-growing population. "It's our responsibility as the Drouin Dragons Soccer Club to grow with the community," Jason said. "At the moment we've got a full
junior program in the Gippsland Soccer League, and we've got the two state teams playing into Melbourne. "With the population growth and the growth of the club, what we're looking at as well is expanding our junior program into Melbourne and what we're going to look at doing next year is putting an Under 18s team into Melbourne as well." "That's massive." Damage to the pitch by hoons driving on it on Friday night didn't stop play on the opening day.
GIPPY SOCCER • Drouin Under 16 Mixed has continued its stellar season with a 5-0 victory over Phillip Island on Sunday. The win comes after 7-1 wins over Leongatha Knights and Korumburra City, and coach Jon Ercoles told the Baw Baw Citizen he expects the team will be in the finals.
"The boys have already got it in their heads that they're going to play the finals, so I've got a feeling we're going to play finals. The mood of the team tells it all," he said. "The kids love it, they're enjoying themselves. At the end of the day it's not about winning or losing, it's about having a good time."
GIPPY SOCCER • Drouin's Senior Women's side is celebrating a season of improvement after a one-nil loss to Phillip Island on the weekend. "The game was pretty evenly matched for a lot of it," coach Kate Boyer told the Baw Baw Citizen. "The majority of the play was in our defensive half, there were some quick runs up forward for us but Phillip Island's defence was just too strong. However, our girls held it until there was a sneaky shot in the
12th minute, but that was the only goal scored." The closest Phillip Island has come to losing a game is a nil-all draw with Wonthaggi in Round 1. Last time Drouin faced Phillip Island, Drouin lost by seven points. "To have that sort of turnaround and keep them to one goal, the girls celebrated at the end of the game like they had won," Kate said. "They played like a team, they were supporting each other, and they had fun."
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19 July 2018 SPORT GIPPSLAND LEAGUE FOOTY AND NETBALL
Warragul players celebrating milestones with a win: Jaime Rollinson, 250 club games; Madeleine Stevenson, 50 senior games; Kelly Sheehan, 200 senior games; Grace Cant, 150 club games.
Warragul beats Drouin 47 to 43
Warragul Seniors score 32-point victory
GIPPY LEAGUE NETBALL • Warragul A Grade scored a fourpoint victory at Western Park. The result is an improvement for Drouin, which lost its Round 4 game against Warragul by 15 points. Warragul coach Lexie Fenton said she was happy with the win from a close game. "It's really good to win in a tight one, because in the last two we haven't," Lexie told the Baw Baw Citizen after the game.
GIPPY LEAGUE FOOTY • Drouin was unable to repeat its Round 4 victory over Warragul at Western Park on Sunday, going down 7.13-55 to 12.15-87. Warragul's win came despite the team facing several issues leading into the match. "We had a couple of guys down but played the game," Warragul Seniors coach Steven Kidd told the team after the game. " We definitely weren't at our best
"We're really happy to beat them twice, and especially on our home court. "It was a really good team effort." Lexie said the win was good for the team's finals hopes, but the upcoming game against Traralgon will be difficult. "We've had a few ups and downs, a few injuries early on, but we're hoping to come into the back end and sneak into the finals. "Traralgon are the reigning
premiers for a reason, so it will be really good to test us against the benchmark." Drouin coach Kylie Proctor said that while the visitors kept up in the second half, "we started bad and slow." "I don't think that was our best day out. I thought our second half was a lot better than our first, but in this competition if you don't put four quarters together anyone can beat you."
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today I don't think, but we've all done really well. "We found a way to win and really finish the game off strong, which was pleasing. "It was a really good effort. Traralgon next week (Saturday in Traralgon) is going to be a huge game." Warragul beat Traralgon by 25 points when the teams last met in Round 5. Drouin will face Sale at the Drouin Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
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SPORT ELLINBANK & DISTRICT FOOTY AND NETBALL
Buln Buln working on win streak Nilma Darnum holds off competition
Out of nowhere: Buln Buln's Charlie Park (11) takes a mark from Nilma Darnum's Jimmy Burke (18).
EDFL • Buln Buln Seniors are aiming for a third consecutive win after their 12.8-80 to 4.4-28 victory over Nilma Darnum last weekend. The win came off the team's 17-point triumph over NeerimNeerim South in Round 12. Round 14 will see Buln Buln face Catani, a team which beat them by six points in Round 5. Depite this, coach Matt Gray thinks the team is ready for redemption. "I think we feel like Catani got over the top of us right in the last quarter out at Catani early on," he told the Baw Baw Citizen. "Three on the trot would be fantastic, and we'll work toward it." Matt's confidence has been fuelled by recent improvements in the team. "It's a reward for effort. We haven't been all that successful so far this year, but we've put two on the trot now," he said. "I think the boys are sticking to our systems. We're developing, we're a young side, so we'll just stick with it and hopefully we can turn into better players across the journey. "The guys are listening to instruction really well and trying to execute that instruction on the ground, and that's really pleasing to see from a coaching perspective." While Buln Buln celebrated, Nilma Darnum coach Matt Shorey was left "speechless." "It was very frustrating," he told the Baw Baw Citizen.
"There's a few things that we need to look at in the next few weeks and there will be a few changes made in the senior team, no doubt about it." Nilma Darnum's game wasn't without highlights - the team began a comeback during the third quarter. "The effort [then] was a lot better," Matt Shorey said. "The pressure was on. I think that was the difference going into that last quarter - we thought we were chipping away at the score board, but at the end of the day... I'm a little bit speechless to be honest. "It's hard to gut knowing where we started and what we did, but injuries have shot us. It's not an excuse, but it is at the moment. We've probably lost our top seven out of our 12, it does kill you. "We've got belief. We've got belief that we're going to get back on the road. We've got some hard games coming ahead, but we need to knock off a couple of them and get our season back on track. "At the moment now it just comes down to effort." Elsewhere in Round 13, the scores were: • Longwarry (19.14-128) def Catani (8.6-54) at Catani; • Neerim-Neerim South (15.797) def Ellinbank (5.10-40) at Ellinbank; • Nyora (17.14-116) def Lang Lang (3.5-23) at Lang Lang; • Poowong (12.10-82) def Warragul Industrials (12.880) at Poowong.
EDNA • A well-matched A Grade game saw Nilma Darnum hold off Buln Buln for a 12-point victory last weekend. While losing the game 54 to 42, Buln Buln coach Sam Bridger told the Baw Baw Citizen the score was a sign the team was improving. "We kept with each other, they got a good start but only managed to maintain that lead," Sam said. "We didn't let them run away any more. It was quite a good game of netball throughout, pretty consistent by both sides throughout. "We haven't won a lot of games. We have a very young group of players who have really just come together this year. "I was really happy with that result, because we've certainly improved over the year. Nilma Darnum would have beaten us by a lot more in the first round, but the girls have come out and not created a lot of errors while forcing
errors on the other side "There were only a couple of missed plays we did, and that makes all the difference. It's a really positive outcome for us." Buln Buln will face Catani and Nilma Darnum will take on Poowong this weekend.
The results of other Round 13 games were: • Nyora (44) def Lang Lang (20) at Lang Lang; • Ellinbank (68) def Neerim South (32) at Ellinbank; • Catani (60) def Longwarry (34) at Catani; • Poowong (42) def Warragul Industrials (38) at Poowong.
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The Thursday 19 July 2018 edition of the Baw Baw Citizen newspaper.