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Celebrating 150 Years of Picnic Racing at Balnarring THE Balnarring Picnic Racing Club has chosen March 30th (Easter Saturday) as centerpiece for its commemoration of 150 years of racing, dating back to 1863. Set in the scenic rural environment of the Emu Plains Reserve on Coolart Road, picnic racing at Balnarring provides an opportunity for all to experience “the fun of the races.� It’s a really affordable day out, with general admission $10 and all kids 18 years and under getting in free when accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 10.30am, with ample parking, so make your plans now. If you haven’t experienced racing at Balnarring before, it’s a must, and only one hour’s drive from Melbourne!

For the very first time the racing club will host a Fashions on the Field competition. The competition will be open to women aged 18 and over, with prizes worth over $2,000 on offer, including a millinery prize. As well as Fashions on the Field, you can expect to cheer on the HMAS Cerberus Band, wander through a contingent of vintage cars, sample local wines, listen to live music, and enjoy interactive entertainment for the kids (Animals of Oz). Want more? How about raffles and a Punters Club, as well as a playground, jumping castle and face-painting for the kids, also a selection of tasty food stalls. And that’s not all. As a lead-up to the final race day, an event “Celebrating 150

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Memories bulldozed: Objectors to the sale of Somerville Preschool to Aldi for a new supermarket at the site on Monday were, clockwise from front, Leila Shaw, Maisie Lewis, Joan Wagner, Eve Ives, Kevin Thornell and Evelyn Sage. Picture: Yanni

History ‘lost’ as Aldi starts By Mike Hast THE start of work on the Aldi store in Somerville brings to an end a longrunning saga that revealed the loss of historical memory in the town, says historian Leila Shaw. Ms Shaw’s father Thomas Brunning, a First World War veteran, in 1946 donated land for an infant welfare centre at 1097 Frankston-Flinders Rd as a practical memorial for those who served in the Second World War. Residents worked hard during post-

war austere times to raise money to build the centre, which was opened in July 1954 along with wrought iron memorial gates at the entrance bearing the word “Lest We Forget”, opened by Somerville-born Annie Sage. Colonel Sage had a distinguished nursing career in the Second World War including introducing the Australian Army Medical Women’s Service training scheme and helping start the army’s nursing corps. The building later became a pre-

school. When completed, the property was signed over to the Shire of Frankston and Hastings, then the new Shire of Hastings in the 1960s and again to the new Mornington Peninsula Shire in 1994. In 2010, the shire council supported the relocation of the preschool to a new building behind Somerville Primary School and in March 2012 sold the land to Aldi for $750,000. The German supermarket chain first approached the shire in July 2007. Aldi

had bought the two blocks next door, 1089 and 1093 Frankston-Flinders Rd. The preschool was demolished earlier this month and earthmoving equipment is preparing the land for the new supermarket, the fourth in the town. The issue created controversy with the descendants of Somerville’s pioneers appalled at the proposal and newer residents keen for Aldi to open and provide competition. Leila Shaw and fellow members of the Somerville, Tyabb and District

Heritage Society ran a campaign to educate residents and the shire about the history of the preschool centre, but all to no avail. On Saturday, Ms Shaw, 85, and the author of three history books on the district, told The News “my Somerville friends and their families tread their last years with heavy hearts”. “I can’t even bear to look at the land where the preschool stood a couple of weeks ago. It breaks my heart.” Continued Page 6

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Footpath hazard from building delay By Keith Platt DRIVERS of electric scooters and people with walking frames are being forced onto the road by building works at the corner of Marine Parade and Church St in Hastings. The footpath is blocked by safety fences erected around the $6 million “affordable” homes project. Work stopped on the 20 homes last year after builders unearthed a disused fuel tank, forcing project owners Community Housing Ltd to have soil tested to gauge the extent of contamination from the tank left over from an old service station. However, the situation is likely to get worse before it gets better, with the state manager for Community Housing Ltd, Brett Wake, saying more disruption is likely. A second fuel tank has been found on the property and the footpath may have to be dug up to remove contaminated soil. “Finding the second tank has really brought the project to a halt,” Mr Wake said on Monday. He said a final report was being prepared for EPA Victoria that would then direct how much soil should be removed. Mr Wake said it was hoped the EPA would “clear” six of the units at the corner of Church and King streets for occupation. “Hopefully we’ll be able to finish them and move people in after we hear from the EPA in late April or early May,” he said. “We don’t know what to do about the blockage of the footpath and there

Danger path: A scooter driver has to climb a driveway to get to the footpath after negotiating a section of Marine Parade.

may be even more disruption to the path to come. “We’ll be working with the EPA and council on that one.” Mr Wake said the office of housing within the state Human Services Department had helped finance the soil checks. Mr Wake said it would take about 12 weeks to finish the 20 units if given the all-clear.

Late last year Mr Wake remained “very confident” the project could be finished with Community Housing delaying seeking tenants for the homes. “We were about 16 weeks off completion when the tank was found and it won’t take much to finish the project,” he told The News in October. “It seems a complex situation, but I believe we will get to the end of it.” Mr Wake said pipes protruding from

the ground in front of the homes facing Marine Parade extended under the road “and that’s where the problem seems to be”. Remediation will include removing and replacing soil on the site and then capping it with concrete. When completed, the “affordable” homes will offer secure long-term rental accommodation to senior citizens, families on low incomes, and

people with intellectual and physical disabilities who can live independently with support. Dubbed the “Hastings model”, the project is being built with money from state and federal governments as well as Frankston Peninsula Carers. The 20 homes were originally slated for completion this month.

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Brigade’s ‘take care’ message HASTINGS Fire Brigade has warned motorists to be careful when driving on wet roads after being called to a two-car crash on Saturday 16 February. One driver trapped in his car at the corner of Marine Pde and Lyall St was cut free by emergency services volunteers from Langwarrin before being taken by ambulance to hospital. Hastings CFA sent a pumper and tanker to the scene.

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“I thank God most of our war veterans have died for they would never have believed that shire councillors would sell our war memorial to a commercial enterprise and, rather than return the money to the community, use it to build a government asset at the primary school.” Ms Shaw said the district heritage society as well as the Hastings-Western Port Historical Society, HastingsSomerville RSL and individuals who had been affected by both wars had asked the shire not to sell the land. At a special meeting last February to hear objectors and supporters of the land sale plan, Ms Shaw said: “Destroy our memorial and you dishonour the servicemen and their families who

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built Australia’s first fruit-growing region. “Over the years, various shire councils have desecrated memorials to our servicemen and women until we have but one left. “The Shire of Hastings cut down our Avenue of Honour [in Eramosa Rd East] and lost the plaques at the base of each tree. “They sold off our memorial cannon for scrap metal and moved our First World War memorial to an insignificant side street. “They lost our Second World War memorial plaques from the preschool site as well as the wrought iron gates. “Pioneering families worked hard in difficult times of shortages and rationing to build our Second World War me-

morial, the baby centre, and now it’s gone.” A condition on the land sale is that Aldi must install a war memorial plaque. As a tradeoff for the Aldi land sale, the shire has planted an avenue of honour of Manchurian pears in Station St and will relocate the soldiers’ memorial at the corner of Jones Rd and Clarinda St to the more prominent Fruit Growers’ Reserve. Last year, councillors who voted for the land sale to Aldi were David Gibb, Reade Smith, Frank Martin, Antonella Celi, Anne Shaw, Leigh Eustace and Tim Rodgers. Voting against were Lynn Bowden, Bev Colomb and Graham Pittock.

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engagement services will also be provided. “We look forward to building on the hard work already collaboratively achieved by the shire and our team, in order to protect the unique landscape of the area for many generations to come.” Transfield recently won a silver award from the Asset Management Council for its application of asset management principles with the shire. Transfield employs about 24,000 people across 20 industries and 11 countries. The shire first awarded its infrastructure maintenance services to Transfield in early 1997 when it disbanded its maintenance department. At a council meeting in April 1997, the shire’s contracts manager Peter Gore (now manager of recreation and leisure) said the Transfield contract was the biggest of its type to be awarded in Victoria and was valued at $9.7 million in the first year (1997-98). Mike Hast

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Monday 11 March, Labour Day. The tree, a mature banksia, fell while she was driving alone in her 2005 Nissan Pulsar in Balnarring Beach Rd, Balnarring. “I was trying to stop but all I could see were leaves; it made a terrible banging and scraping noise on the roof of my car,” Ms Wilde said. “I couldn’t wait to get out. Something needs to be done. I could have been killed if the tree or its branches had come through the windscreen.” The shire’s risk and insurance officer says that for council to consider compensation it “must first have a legal li-

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Studies show threats to bay environment SCIENTISTS have identified problems impacting on the Western Port environment, although there are no guarantees action will be taken to fix them. The findings have been released by Melbourne Water, which three years ago commissioned a panel of leading environmental scientists to consolidate all of the existing research on Western Port. Melbourne Water’s manager of waterways and wetlands research Rhys

Coleman said the project had been critical to improving knowledge of the Western Port marine and coastal environment. “Continuing to build this knowledge base will help us protect Western Port’s health into the future in the face of significant pressures such as urban growth,” he said. “As the manager of waterways that flow into Western Port, it is of particular interest to Melbourne Water to continue to build our knowledge.”

Key findings of the project that Mr Coleman says “will help protect the internationally significant Western Port environment” include:  Importance of tidal flats in reducing nitrogen, which instead forms a vital part of the food chain.  Ghost shrimp are a key species that enhance nitrogen removal.  Light limitation is the key factor in limiting seagrass distribution, with the most likely cause being sediment in waves and currents.

 Wave movement is the main cause of erosion; little impact from other causes. Mr Coleman said the research program was expected to help Melbourne Water make more informed investment decisions for the greatest environmental and social outcomes. “In the same way the Port Phillip study has helped drive water quality targets and investment, we would expect to replicate this approach for Western Port,” he said.

“The Western Port research has already started to pay dividends, with the research team making some valuable findings on the health of the environment, the plants and animals that live there, and the pressures they face. “It has been encouraging to see the comprehensive level of feedback and interest from a diverse range of stakeholders and we will continue to update the community on our progress as the project continues.”

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Fine over pool safety fence A MT Martha property owner has been fined $30,000 over a non-compliant swimming pool safety fence. It is the highest of three fines imposed by courts in Victoria this year in relation to swimming pool and spa safety fences. Two companies and their directors were fined $20,600 and $14,700 for failing to ensure the spas at their Hepburn Springs and Daylesford properties had approved safety barriers. In the latest case, the Building Commission prosecuted Anthony Knight in

Frankston Magistrates’ Court for failing to comply with a building order to make the safety barrier of a swimming pool at his Mt Martha property compliant with the Building Act 1993. Building Commissioner Greg Hyams said Mr Knight had failed to comply with a building order “despite being given adequate opportunity to do so”. “In mid-June 2012 the building surveyor issued Mr Knight with a building order that required him to make the safety barrier compliant within 30 days,” Mr Hyams said. “When the property was inspected again, during October last year, our inspector found that the building order had not been obeyed and the safety barrier remained non-compliant. As a result, the commission launched a prosecution against Mr Knight. “I hope this penalty highlights the importance of everyone ensuring their pool or spa safety barrier is compliant, as it could be the difference between life and death,” Mr Hyams said. Magistrate F J Holzer acknowledged that some effort had been made to fence the pool, although in a noncompliant manner. He said public policy and safety concerns meant it was important to send a strong message about the dangers of non-compliant swimming pool safety barriers. There was a risk to young children, particularly as the property was sometimes rented as a holiday house.

Pottery show DROMANA Potters Group’s annual exhibition will be held over the Easter long weekend in the Old Shire of Flinders Hall, Point Nepean Rd, Dromana. It is open 10am-4pm on Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March as well as 10am-1pm on Monday 1 April. Details: Kathy Coffey, 0418 128 267.

Tea for many THE ninth Melbourne Teapot Exhibition was opened on Saturday by ceramicist Kevin Boyd at The Studio @ Flinders Gallery, 65 Cook St, Flinders. The exhibition features functional and sculptural teapots from the sublime to the frivolous and opens 10am-5pm until 14 April. Details: 5989 0077.

Surf line-up: Peter Wilkinson, left, Paul Trigger and Mick Pierce were among the Mornington Peninsula contingent at Bells Beach to celebrate with Surfing Victoria.

‘Pioneers’ take centre stage at Bells STAGE announcements and anecdotes about the 50 years of organised surfing in Victorian culminated in fine tradition on Sunday with about 30 surfers enjoying an “expression session” in the waves of Bells Beach near Torquay. Surfers from the Mornington Peninsula who had been involved in, first, the Victorian branch of the Australian Surfriders’ Association and then Surfing Victoria were at Bells to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

Making the trip to the west coast were surf shop owner Ted Bainbridge, surfboard maker Mick Pierce, former ASA judge Peter Wilkinson, Ian Cochrane, Richard Porter, Gary Burns and surf shop owners Paul and Phil Trigger. Joining them and other surfing “pioneers” in the water after presentations were Terry Wall, Adam Robertson, Rod Brooks, Tony Ray, Nikki Van Dijk and Greg Brown. The celebration coincided with the Wingman Pre-trials, part of the selection process that will see a

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Whales’ early appearance in the bays RESEARCHERS are excited and confused by early sightings of whales in Port Phillip and Western Port. Dolphin Research Institute executive director Jeff Weir said whales usually showed up in June “so this is quite extraordinary – but then again so is 25 degrees in Mornington harbour”. Mr Weir said the first report of whale off Seaford “sounded more like a false killer whale”. Since then reports of a humpback whale have come from sailors at Somers and Balnarring. “One of the people from Somers Yacht Club seems very knowledgeable about humpbacks. We also had a reliable sighting of a humpback some days ago off Cowes,” Mr Weir said. “So I’m inclined to conclude that it was a humpback. Very unusual. “We don’t normally see humpbacks here until the first week of June. So this is quite extraordinary. “Very unusual reports of an animal that sounds like a false killer whale off Seaford were also received. “This is both exciting and confusing, especially about the humpback, which we normally don’t see until June. “Eighteen months ago DRI researchers made the first observations this far south of a competitive pod of humpback whales off Mt Martha. “If could be that we are beginning to see a number of firsts – just like the record weather patterns and temperatures in Port Phillip.” Keith Platt

Birthday becomes a family reunion IT was standing room only when the photos were taken during the weekend’s gathering of the Meyer family of Hastings. Family members came from as far away as New Zealand to celebrate Alice Meyer’s 95th birthday (she is pictured second from left). Mrs Meyer came to Australia from England as a war bride in 1946 with her husband, Captain Leo Meyer. The two had met in Liverpool where

Leo, an Australian master mariner, was serving on British merchant ships during the Second World War. They made their first home in Surrey Hills, raising four children. Their family has grown to include 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, with two more expected soon. Most were at her birthday party. In 1957, Alice and Leo bought a small farm on the outskirts of Hastings as a future retirement occupation

for Leo, moving there permanently in 1963. The couple soon became active in the Hastings community, with Alice raising money for Hastings Bush Nursing Hospital and Holy Trinity Church. “She remains keenly interested in all her family and likes to keep informed of the younger ones with their career successes, and progress of the little ones of the family,” daughter Janet Edwards said.

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“Although no longer as physically active as she would like, Alice maintains an interest in local affairs, reads and enjoys doing crossword puzzles. “One of her principal goals at present is to, in her words, be around to receive a letter from the Queen in honour of her 100th birthday. “As you can imagine, everyone in the family is hoping to see their inspirational mum, grandma and greatgrandma achieve her goal.”


Brand new world for footy, netball By Mike Hast MORNINGTON Peninsula Nepean Football League has changed its name to PCN Sports Alliance. PCN stands for Peninsula, CaseyCardinia and Nepean. CEO Jeff Jones says the change came after “a league review that focused on the relevance of the league’s branding in today’s sporting environment�. The change better reflects that the league has three divisions including Casey-Cardinia and that netball is now an integral part of the organisation. The change was created by the league and a Melbourne advertising

agency in a process that started last August. “All three leagues will now fall under the PCN banner but will have their own individual league names and logos, all similar in appearance but with a different colour scheme and encompassing both football and netball,� Mr Jones said. Netball came to the league in 2002 when Casey-Cardinia had six teams. “This year there will be 128 netball teams,� Mr Jones said. The women have topped the men, who play in 96 footy teams from 32 clubs. “The change will give communities a greater sense of attachment to the

Who’s who in the alliance PCN Sports Alliance is the controlling body of three football and netball leagues – Peninsula Football and Netball League (10 clubs), Casey Cardinia Football and Netball League (10 clubs) and Nepean Football and Netball League (12 clubs). There will be more than 6000 registered football and netballers competing each season with ages ranging from 13 to 40. The competitions and clubs are in six municipalities – Casey, Frankston, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Mornington Peninsula and Cardinia. The six have a combined population of more than 850,000 people, 16 per cent of Victoria’s population. The websites are: www.peninsulafnl.com.au www.caseycardiniafnl.com.au www.nepeanfnl.com.au Each league will have its own social media platform with Facebook, Google and Twitter.

league in their area. “It was clearly identified that we govern football and netball in three very different geographic and demographic areas,� Mr Jones said. “The current MPNFL branding is not relevant at local community level. We established the marketing and promotion of the leagues needed to be increased and the community was looking for a sense of belonging, not only to their local club, but also to their local league. “Despite netball participation growing at five per cent each year, the netball name was missing. New logos will assist with the promotion of the leagues within their geographic areas. “The new brand allows us to actively look for an acquisition or joint partnership with other sporting organisations to provide them with a range of different services.� Mr Jones said new websites would enable people to access live scores and news. In the pipeline was having the football record available on smartphones each week and a live scores app. The websites are expected to go live later this week, he said. The alliance will film one game each week alternating between Peninsula and Nepean. It will be available on the internet each Wednesday. Mr Jones said every club could expect to be filmed. “We won’t just be filming first versus second.� Audio would come from Radio Port Phillip’s live call.

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Weaving a bit of Archibald magic By Mike Hast HUGO Weaving might not have visited Mornington but a painting of the actor two metres tall and almost as wide will be the centrepiece of the travelling exhibition of finalists in the Archibald Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 8 June to 7 July. The Archibald Prize was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW last Friday and Del Kathryn Barton’s watercolour, gouache and acrylic on canvas of Weaving took out the $75,000 first prize. Barton won in 2008 with a selfportrait that also featured her two children. Her win last week was only the ninth by a woman in the 92-year history of the prize. There were 868 entries in this year’s Archibald, 29 more than last year, and 41 paintings by finalists will come to Mornington. Barton’s hugo took five months to complete. She used thousands of dots to create a portrait of Weaving in a white shirt holding a wild cat with leaves of a weeping lilly-pilly and root systems spiralling around him. The artist reportedly said: “More than anything I hoped to portray a sincere, deep, generous and creative soul.’’ Other shortlisted paintings coming to Mornington include runner-up Fio-

na Lowry’s work of video artist Shaun Gladwell; Wendy Sharpe’s Anything goes, an arresting painting of burlesque performer Venus Vamp; Julie Dowling’s painting of Wilfred Hicks; and David Griggs’s image of Australian artist TV Moore. News of the travelling Archibald Prize paintings coming to the gallery in Mornington was revealed exclusively in The News last August. The 2012 exhibition was at TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville and brought an estimated $4 million and 50,000 people to the town in the Yarra Valley. The Mornington show will attract art lovers from around the state and Melbourne, and bring millions of dollars to the peninsula’s economy. Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will be the only Victorian gallery to host the Archibald exhibition. The gallery was established in 1969 by the Shire of Mornington as Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre. Its first home was a house in Vancouver St, Mornington, later demolished and now a car park behind the library and shire office. It moved to the council-owned, Victorian-era house Oak Hill on Mornington-Tyabb Rd in 1971. The gallery in Civic Reserve was built in 1991 and opened by then premier John Cain.

Oak Hill is now a community art gallery. One of the driving forces behind the gallery in 1969 was artist, art critic and author Alan McCulloch of Shoreham, who was its director 1979-1992. As has occurred at TarraWarra, the exhibition in Mornington will present major logistical challenges. Mornington Peninsula Shire and the gallery will likely use shuttle buses from distant parking areas to cope with the thousands of visitors, and marquees will be erected in the grounds to service patrons. Last year’s exhibition in Healesville saw long queues of people waiting to enter the gallery. ď Ž Also announced on Friday was the Wynn Prize for landscape, won by Imants Tillers for Namatjira, and the Sulman Prize, won by Victoria Reichelt for After (Books).

Cat’s whisker: Del Kathryn Barton’s painting of actor Hugo Weaving won the $75,000 Archibald Prize last Friday. It will be one of 41 works at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for a month starting in early June. Picture: Art Gallery of NSW

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Pier pressure: Wave screens are to be installed on the middle section of Mornington pier and the condemned section will be replaced. The pier survived last week’s blow, although one boat was beached. Picture: Yanni

Mornington Harbour Precinct Plan Working Group to get the government to reconsider the configuration of the pier to better protect the harbour have been rebuffed by Mr Morris and Parks Victoria. The group – representatives of state and local government, Mornington Yacht Club, Mornington Environment Association, foreshore committees, and businesses that use the harbour – has been told if the work did not start before June, the money would be returned to general revenue. Anything other than a “straight” replacement of the pier’s outer section would have required a new environment effects statement including new water movement modelling.

On Monday, Mr Morris told The News any attempt to realign and reconfigure the pier would have seen replacement of the outer section delayed “for a number of years”. “We didn’t announce the funding last May and just sit on our hands; lots of work has been done and a significant amount of public money has been spent on design of the project” including keeping heritage aspects of the pier, he said. He confirmed a new environment effects statement would have been required if the pier had been realigned. “We were keen to get the wave screen on the middle section before winter.”

The town’s iconic, 123-metre long pier is used by two million visitors a year and is the second-most visited pier on Port Phillip, says Mr Morris. It was closed in April 2010 after a storm damaged pylons and dislodged about 100 top deck planks. Two more storms in August and September 2010 – with winds of more than 60 knots – further weakened the pier, a form of which has served the town for 155 years. The middle, 53-metre long section replaced in 2010-11 saw old wooden pylons replaced by concrete ones with a three-piece reinforced concrete deck and timber planks on top. In June 2011, The News reported the

outer section was in danger of collapsing after engineers found 20 per cent of wooden pylons had failed or were about to fail and were not supporting the top deck. About half of the remaining 80 per cent were in “average condition” and the outer section was one big storm away from becoming irreparable damaged. Luckily that storm has not yet arrived. Last May, the then Ports Minister Denis Napthine, who was elected Premier earlier this month, said part of the $15 million project included “the installation of new wave screens along the pier’s full length”, which would provide further protection for boaters. Mornington Yacht Club says the screens will make 70 per cent of the harbour safe. The club and other harbour users have been lobbying government for 30 years to protect Mornington from big northerly storms. Two notable events in April 1983 and April 2008 sunk or washed onto beaches and rocks more than 30 boats each time. In February 2012, Mornington Peninsula Shire rejected the yacht club’s plan to build a 197-boat marina in the harbour, which would have included a 210-metre wave screen running off at an angle from the pier’s end. The club still wants a wave wall at least 50 to 80 metres long. Divers would be hoping the work includes stairs and a platform near the water, items omitted when the middle section was rebuilt due to higher than expected costs.

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Chairlift removed By Mike Hast THE Arthurs Seat chairlift was removed on Wednesday last week and now lies in a Dromana storage yard awaiting transport to Adelaide. Its removal brings to an end a long and sometimes bitter battle between Richard Hudson, who has owned the chairlift for more than 30 years, and the state government’s WorkSafe Authority and Parks Victoria. The chairlift troubles started on 3 January 2003 when one of eight pylons collapsed, sending about a dozen people to hospital and stranding many of the 50 people aboard, some for up to six hours. A WorkSafe investigation found the collapse was caused by corrosion and fatigue in two anchor bolts at the pylon base. Mr Hudson was ordered to make repairs so he designed and built eight new pylons as well as replacing running gear and installing a new cable. The incident made international news and led WorkSafe to inspect all chairlifts in Victoria, most of which are in the snowfields. The chairlift reopened on 7 January 2004 but in March an elderly woman’s legs were crushed when her chair slid down the cable and collided with one in front. WorkSafe again closed the ride. Mr Hudson said during a subsequent court case that the chairlift had been sabotaged. He was fined $110,000 in the County Court. The chairlift was allowed to reopen

Going, going, gone: Workers remove one of eight pylons of the Arthurs Seat chairlift on Wednesday last week following the day closure of Arthurs Seat Rd. The chairlift will be taken to South Australia and set up in the Adelaide Hills. Picture: Yanni

in October 2004 and operated without incident until 16 May 2006 when a cable malfunction stranded people. No one was injured but WorkSafe closed it again and it has never reopened. Mr Hudson has been battling WorkSafe imposing Canadian chairlift technical regulations, which he and experts say do not suit the design of the Ar-

thurs Seat chairlift, as well as Parks Victoria over the lease. Last Wednesday, the winding road up Arthurs Seat was closed between 9.30am and 3.30pm to enable Mr Hudson and his team to remove the 6.5-tonne cable as well as eight pylons, several of which are close to the winding road.

The cable was fitted with attachments that allowed it to be dragged along the ground once it had been lifted off pulleys. It was cut at pylon No 4 about halfway up the 950-metre chairlift and rolled onto giant spools. Pylons closest to the road were removed first as VicRoads wanted minimum road closure.

Mr Hudson said the 11-metre tall pylons weighed just over a tonne each. “Most pylons will be lifted with a conventional crane but pylon No 2 near the top will be removed using a crawler crane that will be dragged up the 25-degree slope by a one-tonne ute attached to a winching truck,” Mr Hudson told The News on Tuesday. He was hoping Thursday would not be needed as rain had been predicted. Mr Hudson said the chairlift would be set up in the Adelaide Hills. The chairlift was built in 1960 by Czech-born engineer Dr Vladimir Hajek, who also built Victoria’s first chairlift at Falls Creek. His design was used in Launceston Gorge, Hobart, Brisbane Showgrounds, Adelaide Showgrounds, Perth, Adelaide, Thredbo, Sydney and Orange in NSW. Most of these lifts are still operating. The Arthurs Seat lift was the oldest, longest and most famous in Victoria. At 950 metres long, it had 74 chairs and carried 222 passengers an hour on open, two-seat chairs.

Top of the peninsula: One of the images released by Arthurs Seat Tourism Group in May 2011 when the project was first announced shows the top station on the high side of Arthurs Seat Rd.

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Artful piece yields few clues to gondola project COMMENT By David Harrison THIS artist’s impression of the proposed chairlift station on the Arthurs Seat summit is splendidly and cleverly done. It plays with perspective, colours and object sizes to create a confusing impression of the scale and bulk. Close inspection reveals the following:  The drawing’s layout pushes the most contentious object, the chairlift station, into the background, well back from the strong, grey road, with a light pole (left) of impressive height beside an impressively low chairlift tower, pushed half out of the drawing to minimise it.  The drawing contains no people. The only familiar object from which other objects could be scaled is the car, which is driving out of the picture, inviting you to discard it as irrelevant.  The second gondola, close to the building, is

almost as big as the one in the foreground but, confusingly, seems to be of a different design.  The trees are not scaled – almost all appear to be the same height, whether they are in the foreground or background. They are placed to mask the height of the viewing tower (right) and the chairlift station’s bulk.  Light colours are used on all the contentious structures to minimise their visual impact.  The skeletal style of the station minimises any impression of bulk. Some questions need to be asked:  What will power the chairlift? Will it be electric or diesel – a whine or a roar?  How much public land will the lift station and its associated buildings occupy? As much or more than it appears to occupy in the drawing?  Will the project require any of the state park for parking or other tourist attractions?


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In hurly-burly of council, did anyone notice ambush? COMMENT By David Harrison COUNCILLOR Hugh Fraser brings to the council chamber the quiet courtesy and precise language that mark the courts in which he practised law over a long career. Council chambers can be far noisier, less subtle and less precise. The council meeting of Tuesday 12 March was a boisterous and significant night, a turning point in the shire’s history, a victory for precision and subtlety over noisy personal remarks. Cr Fraser was performing the role assigned to him by the Local Government Act and indeed by shire CEO Michael Kennedy, who has stated: “We provide advice as requested by council, and implement whatever council decides.” Elected last October to represent the people of Nepean Ward on the southern peninsula, Mr Fraser, barrister-at-law, had gathered, analysed and presented the facts and was now telling shire bureaucrats what he thought should be done to get shire finances in order – and calling on his fellow councillors to support him. For some councillors this was a novel notion, to be resisted almost instinctively. In the restive chamber with not a spare seat, the nearest Cr Fraser came to a display of emotion was when Cr Antonella Celi made a remark – which she had to withdraw – reflecting on him. He propelled his chair away from the desk and flung his arms wide in a gesture of frustration, almost supplication, as the offending words left her mouth. There is danger for his opponents

in the Fraser modus operandi. I once watched, transfixed, as famed criminal barrister “Black” Jack Cullity reduced a beefy police sergeant to such a state of mental collapse that the policeman could not with confidence have told you his own name. Shades of this appeared early as council debated Cr Fraser’s propositions. He sat unmoved when Cr Celi described it as “a nerve” for a “newly elected councillor to try to shut down the pool”, asking rhetorically: “I wonder what is really going on?” Only when she made the slighting personal remark did he seek a withdrawal, which was requested by meeting chair, mayor Cr Lynn Bowden. So when the numbers went against Cr Fraser on his first motion, to stop further action on the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre until 2017, a cheer went up from the pro-poolers among the 63 in the gallery and others sitting in an overflow area in the lobby. There was more applause when the next motion, advocating restoration of Rosebud foreshore, was passed. One councillor who voted in favour of SPA was another “new boy”, Andrew Dixon. It was a Julia (“no carbon tax”) moment that may haunt him. His election manifesto contained the pledge of “... no costly Rosebud pool”. Not a core promise, apparently. Motion three was also popular with the gallery. It read: “On or before 29 April 2013 there be brought by management to council a plan for the accelerated reduction of debt to no more than $20 million on or before 30 June, 2017.” Note the precise legal phraseology: all loopholes closed.

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There followed a brisk debate, during which Cr Anne Shaw described as “rubbery” the figures Cr Fraser had used. It was an odd claim as his calculations were based on council figures and Cr Fraser’s specialty was commercial law. He asked – politely, of course – for withdrawal of the word “rubbery”. Cr Shaw was reluctant, suggesting she would have to substitute “questionable”. Cr Fraser, irate in a polite way, suggested Cr Shaw had not produced any evidence to support her claim. Then Cr Shaw did an odd thing. In a short reply, she used the words: “... are we actually chairing the meeting?” – a reflection on chairwoman Cr Bowden. It brought an instant, angry rebuke from Cr Bowden, already sorely tested by the tension among councillors as well as the sometimes rowdy public gallery. Motion three passed, to the acclaim of many in the gallery. At $48 million, debt was intractable and, according to some councillors, still heading north. Cr David Gibb argued debt was not to be feared and the shire could easily afford more of it. Debt enabled the building of infrastructure, which would be enjoyed immediately by those who raised the debt and by those who would pay it off, he claimed. The brutal truth is: higher rates pay off debt and they are sure to rise sharply this year with or without SPA. Cr Gibb has form when it comes to supporting hefty rates hikes. While the Gibb–Shaw group got what it wanted in motion one – to continue the planning of SPA – what effect does motion three (to rein in debt

by some $7 million annually for four years) have on the shire’s ability to finance the pool? This occurred to your correspondent halfway to the bottom of a second glass of good quaffing red on a deck brushed by a warm autumn breeze, gazing at the fine bay view, at 1.30 the next morning. Had Hugh Fraser, experienced barrister-at-law, by careful and subtle

subterfuge sacrificed a rook to ambush the king? Was planned borrowing to build SPA now not possible until debt came down? Had his opponents been bested in the tactical battle? If so, had they noticed?  Listen to the recording of the meeting and read the minutes at www. m o r n p e n . v i c . g o v. a u / P a g e / p a g e . asp?page_Id=76

Art and nature

Peninsula artist David Minton puts the finishing touches to his painting Jack’s Beach, part of his exhibition at Whitehill Gallery in the hills above Dromana on the way to Red Hill that will be opened at 2pm on Saturday 13 April by Dr Brian Cuming, long-time Western Port region environmentalist. Minton, who says he is a passionate worker for environmental causes, is known for his life drawings and sculptures in clay polymer and bronze. The exhibition includes two more large paintings following his Western Port environment passion, Wallaby Fading and Oh Hapless Argus. Details: Whitehill Gallery, 5931 0146.

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Arthurs Seat quarry tip group appointed By Mike Hast THE proponent of the proposed rubbish tip, or landfill, in an old Arthurs Seat quarry has appointed a community reference group of 12 members. Peninsula Waste Management chief executive Vince Latham said the group would help guide the project and provide community and business input. PWM is a division of Hillview Quarries, which is owned by the philanthropic R E Ross Trust. The company plans to spend $20

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POLIO can bring painful memories, including the physical pain of wearing such devices as callipers and body casts. Twenty-four artists affected in some way by polio – survivors, family, friends – have contributed to the “Touched by Polio: from casts to catharsis� exhibition to create 14 leg and 21 torso plaster cast-based artworks. The exhibition is being launched tomorrow, Wednesday 27 March, by Opposition spokesman Senator Mitch Fifield at Kew Courthouse in Kew. All the works will be up for auction and can be viewed online at www. polio.org.au

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million to set up the old quarry to take 3.8 million cubic metres of household and other rubbish. The Mornington Peninsula’s only tip, on Truemans Rd, Rye, will be full in about five years. Objectors are worried about contaminated water leaking from the site, noise, smell, fire, leaking methane gas, extra truck traffic and loss of property values. Four members of the reference group come from a loose alliance of objectors going under the name of Save Arthurs Seat, which recently changed its name to Peninsula Preservation Group – Bill Bygott, Colin King, John Cameron and Jacinta Banks. The group has held several meetings since the quarry tip plan became public knowledge in January. Mr Latham is joined on the group by Peninsula Waste Management’s development manager David Maltby, formerly executive officer of the shire’s Mornington Peninsula Regional Waste Management Group. Other members are: ď Ž Sean Kerr of the CFA. ď Ž Ray Barnard-Brown of Association for Building Community in Dromana. ď Ž David McPherson of Mornington Peninsula Shire, which has known about the plan since at least 2009 when it released its five-year waste management strategy.

ď Ž Greg Fitzgerald, a Boundary Rd resident, managing director of Hastingsbased Steg Engineering, and vicepresident of Peninsula Mountain Park, a group developing Hillview Community Reserve off Boundary Rd. PMP is supported by Hillview Quarries. ď Ž Kerren Clark of Clifton Group, which describes itself as a “communications strategistâ€? and has been hired by Peninsula Waste Management. Clifton Group was founded by former Liberal Party state president John Ridley and boasts former Canberra press gallery veteran Ken Davis among its staff. ď Ž Roger Skipsey, described by Mr Latham as a former construction worker. Mr Skipsey was formerly aggregate transport manager with trucking company Hanson Construction Materials. Mr Latham said the group would meet monthly or more often if required. Members had not been asked to sign a non-disclosure document. He said Peninsula Waste Management’s application for the project was expected to go to the shire council in the second or third week of April. It was due in February or early March but had been delayed while a fire management report was prepared. Mr Latham said consultation with objectors had led to PWM bringing forward the fire plan.

Controlled burns at French Island NOT too hot, not too windy and not too wet. On Monday conditions were just right for planned burns around Melbourne, including one at French Island. The fuel reduction work conducted by the Department of Sustainability and Environment and Parks Victoria could be the first of many over coming weeks if stable conditions prevail during autumn, as they usually do. DSE’s regional fire manager for Port Phillip Nick Ryan said the burns were part of a three-year plan to reduce fuel loads and the risk of bushfire. “It’s vital that we carry out these planned burns whenever the weather is right to reduce fuel loads, and the best opportunities tend to be in autumn

when conditions are most stable,� Mr Ryan said. “There are processes in place to make sure every burn is conducted as safely as possible, and burns are patrolled until they are considered safe.� He warned smoke haze could linger throughout the week and advised motorists to take extra care if visibility was reduced due to smoke. Information about planned burns can be found on the DSE website at dse.vic.gov.au/burns or on the Victorian Bushfires information line, phone 1800 240 667. For medical advice on adverse reaction to smoke exposure call NURSEON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24. Jo Winterbottom

Shock deaths for bait collectors TWO fishermen have been killed in the past two years while using mainsoperated 240-volt probes to collect worms as bait. The probes are used to shock worms into coming to the surface from their underground travels. “A few dollars worth of bait is not worth your life. No fisherman should ever use probes to collect bait,� Energy Safe Victoria director Paul Fearon said. “Anyone with the apparatus should throw it away immediately.� Earlier this year a team of bait collec-

tors using electric probes were warned off council reserves in Balnarring. Mr Fearon’s warning follows the death of a 53-year-old man at Walwa, a town close to the Murray River in northeastern Victoria. He was the second person to be killed using electricity to gather bait in the past three years. “Electricity should never be used to extract worms from the ground,� Mr Fearon said. For more information, go to www. esv.vic.gov.au

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A rare opportunity is this approx 739sqm allotment located in the heart of Orchard Leigh Estate in Hastings. This VRXJKWDIWHUDUHDLVWKHSHUIHFWORFDWLRQIRU\RXUQHZIDPLO\KRPHJLYLQJĂ H[LELOLW\IRU\RXURZQGHVLJQ:LWKDOO services connected to your front gate this vacant block is close to Hastings Marina, foreshore and Boardwalk. A great place to start your new lifestyle by the Bay.

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%,77(51*529(²²(/(*$17'(6,*1²)$17$67,&/2&$7,21 Save on stamp duty and buy off the plan, these brand new units are due for completion in early 2014, with 4 already sold! Unit 10 offers modern kitchen with s/ steel appliances, modern bathroom, FES & WIR to main, BIRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to other bedrooms, gas heating, landscaping and garden shed. Street frontage and double lock up garage ZLWKLQWHUQDODFFHVV7RDGGWKHĂ&#x20AC;QLVKLQJWRXFKHVWKHXQLWRIIHUVFRPSOHWHĂ&#x20AC;WRXWZLWKÂśWXUQNH\¡LWHPVLQFOXGLQJ² LQWHULRUEOLQGVFDUSHWVDQGWLOHV79SRLQWVĂ \VFUHHQVDQGVHFXULW\GRRUV5HVWDVVXUHG\RXKDYHFKRVHQZHOO6HW in a prime location, walking distance to shopping complex, market, transport & primary schoolâ&#x20AC;Ś.there will be no WLPHWRKHVLWDWH)LUVWLQĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKRLFH

Set in a lovely quiet court on a 982 square metre block, this cedar ranch style home features 3 bedrooms all with %,5DFRV\ORXQJHZLWKRSHQĂ&#x20AC;UHSODFHNLWFKHQZLWKSOHQW\RIVWRUDJHDQGGLQLQJDUHDZKLFKRSHQVWRDODUJH XQGHUFRYHUHQWHUWDLQLQJDUHD1HXWUDOGHFRUĂ RZVWKURXJKRXWWKLVKRPHDQGFRPSOHPHQWHGE\Ă RDWLQJĂ RRUV LQWKHNLWFKHQGLQLQJDQGPDLQWUDIĂ&#x20AC;FDUHDVDQGDUHFHQWUHQRYDWLRQJLYHVOLJKWWRDPRGHUQEDWKURRP)RURXU changing seasons, central heating and reverse cycle air conditioning add comfort to this home; and to complete the package, a double carport, large backyard for the kids and a fully powered lock up workshop. This is a great LQYHVWPHQWRSSRUWXQLW\ZLWKDFXUUHQWOHDVHLQSODFHRUSHUIHFWIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWKRPHEX\HU

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Situated in one of the best locations in Hastings, this 3 bedroom home is only a proverbial â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s throwâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; away from the Hastings Foreshore. With two open living zones, this property features a spacious lounge with Coonara, formal dining or study area, a central solid timber kitchen with gas cook top, electric wall oven and dishwasher plus large dining or family room. Through the sliding door is a huge paved undercover entertaining area perfect for those summer BBQâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. All bedrooms have built-in robes and the main bedroom has an ensuite. Other features LQFOXGHQHZĂ RDWLQJĂ RRUVUHYHUVHF\FOHDLUFRQGLWLRQLQJJDVKHDWLQJGULYHWKURXJKORFNXSJDUDJHDQGDODUJH backyard offering plenty of privacy and space.

Amongst the native trees and natural gardens, this classic triple fronted home is situated on a prominent corner block. With a renovated country style kitchen, gas cook top and under bench oven, this property offers plenty of FKDUDFWHUDQGFKDUPZLWKRULJLQDOIHDWXUHVLQFOXGLQJSROLVKHGWLPEHUĂ RRUVIWFHLOLQJVZLGHKDOOZD\VDQGGRXEOH hung sash windows. With 2 double bedrooms, BIR and study or third bedroom, other features include family/dining room with French doors, lounge, gas heating and ensuite. The well tended kitchen gardens and fruit trees are serviced by 2 x 7000L water tanks, with a third tank beside the single garage.

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A polished gem SITUATED in a quiet and sought-after pocket of town, with views to the water, this stunning double-storey home has everything you could imagine in a quality family home. The ground floor has a grand entry foyer with a formal sitting room to the left. The gleaming, tiled walkways continue into a large living area with air-conditioning, and the adjoining kitchen includes a dishwasher, polished granite benchtops and plenty of overhead cupboard space. From the casual meals area you can step out to an alfresco entertaining deck. Also on the ground floor is one of three bathrooms. Upstairs, all four bedrooms have a great aspect over the Warrangine Creek Reserve. The large master bedroom suite has parents retreat and ensuite, with access out to the balcony. Three more bedrooms all have built-in robes and share the upstairs bathroom that has a spa bath. There is a double garage with internal access to the home and through access to a separate double garage and workshop at the rear of the block. On a landscaped block of 884-square metres, this property shines as a great example of family living. Address: 36 Warranqite Crescent, HASTINGS Price: $690,000 Agency: Satchwells Real Estate, 1/97 High Street, Hastings, 5979 1888 Agent: Don McKenzie, 0419 955 177

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First home special

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THIS family-oriented estate is close to schools and parklands and features a range of smart homes known for their energy efficiency. Set on a large 844-square metre block, this neat brick-veneer home has four bedrooms, including the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in robe. Three bedrooms have floating timber floors and built-in robes. There are timber floors throughout the open-plan living area. There is a separate family area and the kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space. The block is well-fenced for pets and there is a paved area to the side for entertaining.

THIS impressive, low-maintenance home is sure to impress the budget-conscious buyer looking for great value. The block is a manageable 514-square metres, which includes a neat section outside the back door laid with Astro turf. Other external features include a garden shed and a garage that has been converted into sleeping and living quarters. The neat interior has a variety of styles and rooms are of a good size. There is a separate dining and lounge room plus a combined kitchen and casual meals area. Making the home even better value are the four bedrooms, including the main which has an ensuite, walk-in robe and a rumpus room.

Address: 7 Shakti Place, HASTINGS Price: $399,000 plus Agency: Baywest Real Estate, 2104 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, 5979 4412 Agent: Sean Crimmins, 0411 734 814

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2 Villawood Drive, HASTINGS $335,000 Tallon First National Real Estate, 35 High Street, Hastings, 5979 3000 Nigel Evans, 0439 540 055

Satchwells HASTINGS - 16/2 Skinner Street AUCTION: Saturday 20th april at 1.00pm

INSPECT SATURDAY 1.00-1.30pm

LUXURY THREE-BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH 180-DEGREE VIEWS OF THE BAY AND FORESHORE AREA Comprising of two levels - Ground level with two bedrooms, bathroom with separate bath and shower, large laundry plus storage room. Single garage has roller door, there are front and rear courtyards, ZLWKWKHRQHDWEDFNRSHQLQJWRFRPPRQDUHDZLWKV\QWKHWLFJUDVVWHQQLVFRXUWDQGDPHQLWLHVDUHD QRWRXWĂ&#x20AC;WWHG  )LUVWĂ RRUKDVWKHPDVWHUEHGURRPZLWKYLHZVRIWKHED\DQGIRUHVKRUHDQGDZHVWWRHDVWIDFLQJGHFNJLYHV\RXDFKRLFHRIYLHZVDQGDVSHFW EASILY THE BEST POSITION IN HASTINGS

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Satchwells

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www.satchwells.com.au 1/97 High Street 14 Balnarring Village

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â&#x20AC;˘ 4 bedrooms, all with built-in robes â&#x20AC;˘ Separate living and dining areas â&#x20AC;˘ Renovated kitchen with plenty of cupboard and bench space â&#x20AC;˘ Outdoor patio area â&#x20AC;˘'RXEOHJDUDJHSOXVVKHGWKDWKDVEHHQĂ&#x20AC;WWHGRXWZLWKSRZHUDQG bathroom facilities

â&#x20AC;˘Sunny 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home â&#x20AC;˘Open plan living and dining area â&#x20AC;˘Expansive decking at rear â&#x20AC;˘Single Carport â&#x20AC;˘Situated on 647sqm (approx) â&#x20AC;˘Close to schools shops and transport

â&#x20AC;˘Four bedroom family home, master with WIR & ensuite â&#x20AC;˘Separate living and dining areas â&#x20AC;˘Premium quality kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space â&#x20AC;˘Huge outdoor entertaining area complete with Coonara heater â&#x20AC;˘Double remote lock up garage

AUCTION: Sat 13th April at 1pm BALNARRING BEACH AUCTION: Sat 6th April at 2pm

CRIB POINT

68 Lorimer Street - Inspect Saturday 11.30-12.00 noon

2 Ferguson Drive - Inspect Saturday 1.30-2.00pm

PRIME PROPERTY - REALISATION AUCTION. MUST BE SOLD

PRIME PROPERTY - REALISATION AUCTION. MUST BE SOLD

â&#x20AC;˘ Large three bedroom property with two bathrooms, â&#x20AC;˘ Master bedroom with ensuite and a separate parents retreat or study â&#x20AC;˘ Separate living and dining areas with room to move. â&#x20AC;˘ Updated gourmet kitchen with plenty of cupboard and bench space. â&#x20AC;˘ Huge four car carport with extensive paving. â&#x20AC;˘ Double garage with extended workshop plus bathroom and kitchen

â&#x20AC;˘ 4BR log cabin style home situated approx 700 metres from beach â&#x20AC;˘ Open plan living and dining â&#x20AC;˘ Situated on a lightly treed 948sqm (approx) block â&#x20AC;˘ Improve on current home or start again

Sean Crimmins 0411 734 814

A lifestyle village for the over 50s 249 High Street Hastings, Victoria 3915 www.peninsula parklands.com.au $145,000

$169,000

THINKING OF SELLING? We can help you every step of the way. Take advantage of the most enthusiastic and dynamic real estate agency in the Western Port area today. Call and ask us about our low cost Ă DWIHHRQ

The lifestyle you want The freedom you deserve email us at info@penpark.com.au 5979

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- Safe - Affordable - Secure, long term lease A.H. Brad Wilcox 0419 583 634 $190,000

$209,000

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Fit for a family

Fabulous five

THIS fantastic home is located in a quiet pocket of Somerville with shopping and schools a short drive away. A functional floor-plan has all the modern comforts with a separate living area overlooking parklands and a modern kitchen opening into an adjoining dining area and trendy sunken lounge. Gas ducted heating and air-conditioning are throughout the living areas and the four bedrooms with floating floorboards a nice touch. The main bedroom features a stylish ensuite and walk-in robe while the remaining bedrooms share the main bathroom. With plenty of natural light, the home has a great feel and from most windows you get a view of the landscaped gardens. There is a paved undercover entertaining area towards the rear and the backyard is securely fenced.

GENUINE five-bedroom homes are hard to find, so the big family that requires plenty of space must check out this excellent home. Freshly painted throughout, the home is in good condition and new carpets and floating timber floors have been installed. There is a gas wall furnace in the lounge, and a dining area adjoins the neat kitchen with upright stove and pantry. The main bedroom has two sets of built-in robes and an ensuite. The home is centrally located on the large block with a landscaped front yard. A concrete driveway along one side leads to a double carport and there is access through to the backyard.

Address: 30 Deanswood Drive, SOMERVILLE Auction: Saturday 20th April at 11am Agency: Harcourts, 10/14 High Street, Hastings, 5970 7333 Agent: Tim Ripper, 0434 513 640

Address: Price: Agency: Agent:

19 Stephen Street, HASTINGS $395,000 MC Real Estate, 4/83 High Street, Hastings, 5979 8833 Wayne Bourke, 0448 131 616

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CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT PHONE: 5979 3555 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings

HOME PORT

www.century21hastings.com.au OLD TYABB

HASTINGS 61 Lyall Street Situated in the exclusive Old Tyabb area and updated throughout, this family home contains polished floors along with a newly renovated kitchen with granite benches and stainless steel appliances. Both the family bathroom & ensuite have also been renovated. An undercover pergola overlooking the spacious back yard (approx 830sqm) provides the perfect place for entertaining. Double carport + shed for ample storage space. Contact Exclusive Agent.

RENOVATED UNIT!

Renovated 2 bedroom unit in 2 unusually quiet block. Features 1 include floating floors, refurbished kitchen including the white goods, 2 extra large bedrooms, outdoor deck with generous courtyard. Walking distance to train & buses, beach, Chisholm Tafe, Beach Street shopping strip, Frankston C.B.D. and all the wonderful amenities Frankston has to offer! Genuine vendor who needs to sell & is willing to meet the market. Contact Exclusive Agent.

4 2 3

VIEW By Appointment AUCTION Saturday, May 11th 2013 12:30pm On-Site. AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

HUGE ALLOTMENT!

VIEW By Appointment AUCTION To Be Advised AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

HASTINGS 10 Merlebah Court Huge 992sqm allotment with access to the large secure backyard. The formal lounge with vaulted ceilings is situated at the front of the home, the vaulted ceiling continues through to the informal family meals area which is situated at the rear of the home. There is an alfresco under roofline that can be accessed from the informal area. Outside boasts a sealed driveway, double carport and ample shedding at rear. Potential to sub divide (S.T.C.A.) Contact Exclusive Agent.

BELLBIRD PARK

DREAM HOME!

2 4

PRICE: $730,000 Negotiable VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

HASTINGS 30 Spruce Drive

VACANT BLOCK!

HASTINGS 35 Sudholz Street

DREAM AS BIG AS YOU WANT, NICE LARGE, WIDE VACANT BLOCK WITH 23 METRE FRONTAGE!! One of the last remaining blocks in Hastings!! Build your dream home on 752sqm, kick up your heels, and enjoy Mornington Peninsula lifestyle at its best. Ideal location with potential sea views from a second storey. Also walking distance to parkland, schools, public transport and the High Street shopping centre. Contact Exclusive Agent.

Surrounded by new homes this perfectly positioned vacant block of land is one of the last available in the Bittern Fields Estate and will not last long on today’s market. Located only a stone’s throw to the new Bittern Fields Village a short walk to transport and local schools the location and position is taken care of the only decision you need to make is what home to build. Contact Exclusive Agent.

PRICE: Over $250,000 VIEW: Go See! AGENT: Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

PRICE: $285,000 VIEW: Go See! AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

HASTINGS 6 Windrest Place Privately located in an exclusive waterside pocket, this beautiful 2.5 year old home features 4 separate living zones including an open plan kitchen/meals/family zone, formal lounge, Theatre room + informal living area. Boasting a fabulous outdoor undercover alfresco area that overlooks the solar heated salt-chlorinated pool. Other features include ducted heating & vacuum, Caesar stone benchtops & 5 year builder’s warranty. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE: EXPRESS SALE VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686

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BITTERN 17 Wellington Road Well presented ranch style home 4 on 2 ½ acres will tick all the boxes. 2 The home is well appointed with 6 timber kitchen with large pantry and ample overhead cupboards, plus gas ducted heating and r/v cycle heating and cooling units throughout the home. Outside boasts a 2 B/R bungalow, D/B carport under roofline; 4 car garage, wood shed, storage shed, 4 water tanks and large rear paddock. Contact Exclusive Agent.

3

PRICE: $395,000 VIEW: By Appointment AGENT: Wilma Green 0407 833 996

RARE LAND!!

FRANKSTON 3/25 Wave Street

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MUST BE SOLD! 4 2 2 1

TYABB 9 Banksia Crescent STOP. LOOK & LISTEN! This is a 3 fabulous property & it needs to be 2 sold. Affordable & immaculately 3 presented, 5 year old, quality built home in popular Tyabb location. Featuring three larger than usual bedrooms, master with walk in robe & ensuite, 3 living area’s, stunning kitchen with stainless steel appliances quality fixtures & fittings and attractive mature landscaped gardens. Still under builders guarantee. Genuine vendor says SELL! Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE Buyers Over $350,000 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686


MORTGAGEE’S

AUCTION

HASTINGS Wednesday 17th April at 12 noon At 7/145 Salmon Street, Hastings 3 leased and vacant commercial premises

8 High Street Prime office premises of 79sqm with internal toilet and 2 underground car spaces on separate titles. Securely leased to Mornington Peninsula News Group for 3 years commencing on 1st March 2012 showing a net return of $18,486.00 per annum to be sold as a going concern.

Shop 7, No. 145 Salmon Street Office, retail or medical premises of 82sqm in high traffic flow location right at the entrance to town, opposite Western Port Hotel. Wide footpath to front, grease trap for food installed plus internal toilet and floating plaster ceiling with concealed lighting. Includes title to 2 unencumbered underground car spaces. Potential return $16,800.00 net per annum when leased. To be sold with vacant possession on a + GST basis.

4 High Street Prominent retail or office premises of 87-square metres situated at the very top of High Street close to foreshore, opposite Library and Town Hall with floating plaster ceilings, concealed lighting and internal toilet. Includes title to 3 underground car spaces and prominent side wall for advertising. Potential return $19,500.00 net per annum when leased. To be sold with vacant possession on a + GST basis.

TERMS:

10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days.

CONTACT:

Chris Watt on 0417 588 321 for details and inspection.

CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT PHONE: 5979 3555 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings www.century21hastings.com.au

HOME PORT

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Home wares, gifts and fashion, BALNARRING Price: $135,000 Agency: Kevin Wright Commercial, 72 Main Street, Mornington, 5977 2255 Agent: Leigh Donovan 0418 106 309

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NICHOLS CROWDER WELCOMES TRISH PANOFF Nichols Crowder would like to welcome Trish Panoff to our Property Management team. Trish brings to our ofďŹ ce over 30 years of experience in all facets of Property Management. For all enquires please contact us on 9775

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Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 Geoff Crowder 0418 531 611

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ŝŐƚĂŬŝŶŐƐ͕ůŽŶŐƚĞƌŵůĞĂƐĞĂŶĚƉĞƌĨĞĐƚƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ͘ĞǀĞƌLJ ƋƵŝĐŬƚŽƐĞĐƵƌĞƚŚŝƐĨĂďƵůŽƵƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐǁŚŝĐŚŝƐƋƵŝƚĞŽŌĞŶ ƌĂŶŬĞĚEŽ͘ϭŝŶƚŚĞǀĞƌLJƐƚƌŽŶŐ>ĞŶĂƌĚƐĨƌĂŶĐŚŝƐĞŐƌŽƵƉ͘ tŝůůŐŽƋƵŝĐŬůLJ͊

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϯϯϬ͕ϬϬϬ >ĞĂƐĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮϬϬϬƉĐŵн'^dнK'^ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

dŚŝƐŵŝůŬďĂƌΘƚĂŬĞĂǁĂLJďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŚĂƐƐƚƌŽŶŐƌĞŐƵůĂƌĐůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ ĨƌŽŵŶĞĂƌďLJƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͕ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐĞƐĂŶĚƉĂƐƐŝŶŐƚƌĂĚŝĞƐĂůŝŬĞ͘ EĞǁůŽŶŐůĞĂƐĞĂŶĚĐŚĞĂƉƌĞŶƚǁŝƚŚĂĐŽŵĨŽƌƚĂďůĞϯďĞĚƌŽŽŵ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐĞŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ͘ tŝůůŐŽƋƵŝĐŬůLJ͊

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^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϰϮϬ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϮϬ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϯϬ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Leigh Donovan 0418 106 309

For Sale – Balnarring

For Sale – Rosebud West

For Sale – Mount Martha

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Balnarring Restaurant

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ŝůůLJ͛Ɛ͕ĨĂŵŽƵƐĨŽƌƚŚĞŝƌŚŝŐŚƋƵĂůŝƚLJĮƐŚĂŶĚĐŚŝƉƐ͕ŝƐŽŶƚŚĞ ŵĂƌŬĞƚ͘ƵƌƌĞŶƚŽǁŶĞƌƐĂƌĞƌĞůŽĐĂƟŶŐƚŚĞƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵů͞ŝůůLJ͛Ɛ͟ ďƌĂŶĚƚŽDĞůďŽƵƌŶĞƐŽǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŚĂƌĚǁŽƌŬĚŽŶĞ͕ƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƐĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐǀĂůƵĞ͘tŝƚŚƐƚƌŽŶŐƌĞŐƵůĂƌĐůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ͕ůŽŶŐ ůĞĂƐĞ͕ĐŚĞĂƉƌĞŶƚĂŶĚĚĞƐŝŐŶĞƌĮƚŽƵƚ͕ƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐǁŽŶ͛ƚůĂƐƚ ůŽŶŐŽŶƚŚĞŵĂƌŬĞƚ͘

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗KŶƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϴϬ͕ϬϬϬ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ůůKīĞƌƐKǀĞƌΨϵϬ͕ϬϬϬĐŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĞĚ Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭϭϱ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

For Sale – Mornington Peninsula

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Be Your Own Boss

Bay Hotel & Social - A Unique Opportunity Not To Be Missed

Calling All Tradies & Handymen

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ĞLJŽƵƌŽǁŶďŽƐƐ͕ǁŽƌŬLJŽƵƌŽǁŶŚŽƵƌƐĂŶĚƌĞĂƉƚŚĞ ƌĞǁĂƌĚƐ͘^ƉĞĐŝĂůŝnjŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶŽĨŶĞǁĚĞĐŬŝŶŐĂŶĚƚŚĞ ƌĞƉĂŝƌĂŶĚŵĂŝŶƚĞŶĂŶĐĞŽĨĞdžŝƐƟŶŐĚĞĐŬƐ͕ƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŚĂƐ ďĞĞŶŽƉĞƌĂƟŶŐĨŽƌŽǀĞƌϴLJĞĂƌƐĂŶĚĞŶũŽLJƐƐƚƌŽŶŐƚĂŬŝŶŐƐĂŶĚ ŐƌĞĂƚƉƌŽĮƚƐ͘/ŶĐůƵƐŝŽŶƐĂƌĞĂůůƚŽŽůƐ͕ǁĞďƐŝƚĞ͕ƚƌĂĚĞŵĂƌŬĂŶĚ ƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚŝĨƌĞƋƵŝƌĞĚ͘

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϭϯϵ͕ϬϬϬ Contact: Leigh Donovan 0418 106 309

Sale Price: $2.7 million ( Business Only) Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454 or Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

For Sale – Rye

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^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϭϬ͕ϬϬϬ Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

Juicy Opportunity

DŽĚĞƌŶWƌĞƐƟŐĞKĸĐĞ

Bargain Buying

ŝƩĞƌŶWŽƐƚKĸĐĞ

dŚĞǁĞůůŬŶŽǁŶĂŶĚǀĞƌLJƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵů:ŽŽĐĞĨƌĞƐŚŝŶ DŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶŝƐŽŶƚŚĞŵĂƌŬĞƚ͘^ƵƉĞƌďůLJůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞĞŶƚƌŽ ^ŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĞŶƚƌĞƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŝƐĂƉƌŽǀĞŶŵŽŶĞLJŵĂŬĞƌ͘ /ĚĞĂůůLJƐƵŝƚĞĚƚŽĂŚĂŶĚƐŽŶŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌǁĂŶƟŶŐĂƌĞĂĚLJŵĂĚĞ ĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͘

WĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJƉŽƐŝƟŽŶĞĚŽĸĐĞƐƉĂĐĞ͕ĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJŽƉƉŽƐŝƚĞĞŶƚƌŽ ^ŚŽƉƉŝŶŐĞŶƚƌĞΘƐŵĂĐŬŝŶƚŚĞŵŝĚĚůĞŽĨƚŚĞDŽƌŶŝŶŐƚŽŶ ƌĞƚĂŝůƉƌĞĐŝŶĐƚ͘dŚĞĐƵƌƌĞŶƚƚĞŶĂŶƚƐŚĂǀĞĮƩĞĚŽƵƚƚŚŝƐĮƌƐƚ ŇŽŽƌƐƉĂĐĞŝŶƚŽϰ͕ŐůĂƐƐͲƉĂƌƟƟŽŶĞĚŽĸĐĞƐǁŝƚŚĂďŽĂƌĚƌŽŽŵ ĂŶĚƌĞĐĞƉƟŽŶĂƌĞĂ͘dŚŝƐǀĞƌLJƵƉŵĂƌŬĞƚŽĸĐĞǁŽŶ͛ƚůĂƐƚ͘

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tĞůůůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞŶĞĂƌŶĞǁŝƩĞƌŶ^ŚŽƉƉŝŶŐŽŵƉůĞdžŝƐ ƚŚĞŝƩĞƌŶWŽƐƚKĸĐĞĂŶĚEĞǁƐĂŐĞŶĐLJ͘džĐĞůůĞŶƚĮƚŽƵƚ͕ ƐƚƌŽŶŐƚƵƌŶŽǀĞƌĂŶĚůŽŶŐůĞĂƐĞŝŶƉůĂĐĞ͘tĞůůĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŽƉĞƌĂƟŶŐŽŶůLJϱЪĚĂLJƐƉĞƌǁĞĞŬĂŶĚƌĞĂĚLJƚŽ ŚĂŶĚŽǀĞƌƚŽŶĞǁŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌƐ͘

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϯϬ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

>ĞĂƐĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϭϳϱϬƉĐŵн'^dнK'^ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗Ψϴϵ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

^ĂůĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮϮϬ͕ϬϬϬн^s Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184

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Doing it for the kids

My beautiful laundrette

TRADING in Mount Eliza since 1974, this well-established clothing stockist opened its Mornington store in 2009. Well-positioned in Main Street, Chipps clothing boutique sells an extensive range of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, footwear and accessories that are mostly brand name labels, with many stocked on an exclusive locality basis. Trading hours are 9.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and 11am to 4pm Sunday.

OPERATING for more than 20 years in a high-density residential area close to the TAFE College, this successful laundrette is fully managed. There are 10 washing machines and six dryers - all coin operated and other services include washing, folding, ironing and delivery. There is a staff utility room at the rear of the premises.

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing boutique, MORNINGTON Price: $175,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Laundrette FRANKSTON Price: $132,000 including stock Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Graeme Haddock, 0417 360 963

Business Sales Specialists www.latessabusiness.com.au

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 HAIR STYLIST & GIFTS

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Unique, well presented with quality ÂżWWLQJVZRUNVWDWLRQVDQGODUJH JLIWGLVSOD\0DVVDJHURRP RIÂżFH storage area at rear. Well-appointed Âż[WXUHV ÂżWWLQJV/RWVRIUHSHDW cash customers.

Unisex salon in Hastings, has 6 cutting stations, 2 basins, GU\HUV*UHDWÂżUVWEXVLQHVV opportunity, cheap rent, loyal clients. Vendor will assist with changeover.

Great little cafĂŠ in main street location, sells breakfast, lunch, French patisseries etc. Easily operated by two staff, new lease offered. Seating inside for 16 & outside for 8. Trades Tues to Sunday.

Only one in the area, selling Ă&#x20AC;RZHUVSODQWVKDPSHUV JLIWVZLWK deliveries in the area. Member of Petals. Lovely shop can be run by single operator, trades Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. Website.

Trading 5 days 6am to 3pm. Large premises has under cover courtyard and seating inside for 15. Well presented inside and frontage. Long lease options in place.

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Rotary - and the search for excellence THE National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is held each February in Canberra at the Australian National University. NYSF is a gathering of the nations elite students who are training in engineering and mathematics, and a variety of sciences including chemistry. Students are chosen not only on academic performance but also on their ability to interact with the other students and tutors they will meet, many RIZKRPDUHQRWHGVFLHQWLVWVLQWKHLUFKRVHQ¿HOG Candidates are selected from applications submitted to Rotary Districts throughout Australia. Individual Rotary clubs will submit applications on behalf of one or more year 11 or 12 student who demonstrate outstanding achievement for their school. A forum can host up to 140 students and runs for 12 days. Students are billeted to university hostels and are supervised by Rotarians. The tutorial staff are all from the National University or are alumni from previous forums.

The highlight of this years event was an online video conversation with Professor Rolf Landau, Director of CERN, the institute famous for the Hadron Collider DUJXDEO\WKHJUHDWHVWDQGPRVWVLJQL¿FDQWSLHFHRI VFLHQWL¿FHTXLSPHQWRQWKHSODQHW In addition to the presentations by scientists, the forum includes workshops on astronomy, geology, ÀXLGPHFKDQLFVDQGIRUHQVLFV6HYHUDOFRPPHUFLDO and academic institutions also had information booths on possible career choices and current projects.

The friendships made at the National Youth Science Forums are sure to last and in years to come when the young people who attend these forums are leading the nation in science and technology they will be able to discuss science problems with old friends, get a fresh prospective on their work or, most likely be around the national university and help a new generation of students at NYSF.

MEETING TIMES Rotary Club of Hastings – Western Port meets at the Hastings Club every Monday 6pm for 6.30pm start. Contact: 0434 193 796 Rotary Club of Somerville – Tyabb meets at the Tyabb CFA rooms, Mornington-Tyabb Road, every Wednesday, 6pm for 6.30pm start. Contact: 0437 793 162

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HISTORY

Who killed Jim Barclay? By Peter McCullough THIS is the title of one of a number of books written about the unsolved murders which occurred at Wonnangatta Station in Victoria’s high country in January, 1918. The mystery has close links to the Mornington Peninsula, and Hastings in particular. ***

Part one:

Who was Jim Barclay? James Barclay (or “Jim” as he was better known) was born in Hastings on 18 February 1869. He was the fourth child of James and Mary Barclay who had come to Hastings in 1860: he had an older brother (John) and sisters (Jean and “Tossie”), and a younger sister (Molly). James Barclay senior, an immigrant from Scotland, had owned a fishing vessel named Hero and when he purchased land in Barclay Crescent, Hastings, in 1880 he built the family home and named it Heroville. The house was only demolished in 1996. Jim Barclay attended school in Hastings and had regular encounters with authority for fighting and a minor case of arson in which the police were involved. Religion played a large part in the family life of the Barclays and was apparently a cause of friction between the devout James senior and his son. In 1883 Jim left school with a “certificate of a child being sufficiently educated” and worked at Heroville until 1886 when he departed to seek his fortune on the goldfields. Most of the next decade was spent around Mansfield although by 1897 Jim had moved from gold-prospecting to rural tasks such as sheep shearing and contract work such as post splitting. Ten years later he had leased land in the Howqua valley and trading in cattle had become an important part of his life. Jim was highly regarded in

Above: Jim Barclay in his younger days. Right: Jim Barclay’s mother, Mary.

the area for his skills as a bushman. In 1910 life changed for Jim Barclay when he married 19-year-old Lizzie Cantieni who had been living with Jim’s neighbours in Howqua, the Fry family. The civil ceremony held on 23 December was not attended by any member of the Barclay family, pos-

sibly due to the fact that Lizzie was seven months pregnant at the time; in fact his family did not find out about the marriage for some years. Lizzie gave birth to a son on 22 February 1911 in Mansfield; christened James he was always known as “young Jim.” The joys of marriage and parenthood were to be short-lived for the couple as Lizzie died of a form of tuberculosis on 18 September, 1911. Jim Barclay was a tall man, with a strong physique and a reputation for his skill with horses and cattle. Burdened with a baby and no family within hundreds of miles, he turned to the friends he had made in Mansfield and

they, in turn, gave him support and assistance. But by 1914 young Jim had been sent to live with his aunt Molly and her husband (Jack Campbell) at Vermont. In 1912 Jim Barclay first visited the Wonnangatta valley when he called on the Bryce family in his capacity as a cattle trader. Meanwhile, Jim did contract work for Arthur Phillips, the owner of Glenroy Station near Mansfield. When Phillips became the joint owner of Wonnangatta Station he sought out a capable manager: Jim Barclay was considered the ideal choice for the job because of his industry knowledge, his association with the area, and Arthur

Left: Jim Barclay’s father, James Barclay. Below: “Heroville” in Barclay Crescent Hastings, just prior to its demolition in 1996.

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Phillips’ trust in his skills and judgement. So in April, 1915 Jim Barclay became manager of Wonnangatta station. Where is Wonnangatta Station? Once described as “the most isolated homestead in Victoria”, the Wonnangatta Station was a cattle property located in the remote Wonnangatta River valley. Access was by horse or foot only. The nearest population centres were the goldfields towns of Talbotville, about 20 miles (32km.) away, Grant and Dargo to the south-east, and the larger town of Mansfield, about 80


miles (130km.) distant over the Great Dividing Range. The station had been established in the 1860s by Oliver Smith, an American who came across the valley when prospecting for gold. Smith’s common-law wife Ellen and her son Harry joined him and a homestead was built near the junction of the Wonnangatta River and Conglomerate Creek. Ellen subsequently died in childbirth and Smith sold out to William Bryce, eventually returning to the United States. The Bryce family, which eventually included 10 children, then occupied the Station and built a new homestead; Ellen’s son, Harry, moved down the valley and established himself at Eaglevale. The Bryce family remained at Wonnangatta for over 40 years until Mrs. Bryce died at the age of 78 in 1914. The Mansfield owners then bought the property and installed Jim Barclay as manager.

Above: Jim’s wife Lizzie (nee Cantieni). She died aged 20. Top Right: Jim Barclay prior to taking up his appointment at Wonnangatta Station. Below: Young Jim Barclay with his uncle Jack Campbell.

What was the background to the murders? Jim Barclay led a solitary existence at Wonnangatta and his only close friend was Harry Smith at Eaglevale. By late 1917 he had convinced the owners (Phillips and Ritchie) that he needed a hired hand who could do general work around the property and also cook for the extra station hands needed during busier times such as cattle musters. Labour was in short supply because of the war and Barclay would have had little to choose from; on 14 December, 1917 61-year-old John Bamford from Black Snake Creek (near Talbotville) started work. Bamford was not well regarded in the area where he had lived for 20 years: he was variously described

as “surly”, having “a quick temper”, and even being suspected of having murdered his wife. The storekeeper at Talbotville (Albert Stout) is known to have warned Barclay “not to be drawn into any arguments with Bamford.” Be this as it may, a stockman who visited Wonnangatta in December 1917 recalled that the two seemed to be on good terms. Barclay and Bamford were last seen

alive in late December 1917. They had been to Talbotville to cast their votes in the Reinforcement Referendum, the second of the two conscription referenda in Australia during the First World War. They stayed the night at Talbotville, before leaving for Wonnangatta early in the morning of 21st December. To be continued...

Above: Wonnangatta Homestead circa 1900. Below Left: Wonnangatta valley showing the homestead. Below Right: The family cemetery, Wonnangatta Station, circa 1918.

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Dromana & Red Hill Show on the way, Mornington holds swim carnival Compiled by Cameron McCullough From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 29 March 1913. THE Dromana and Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society will hold their 17th annual show at the new show grounds at Dromana on Thursday April 3, 1913. Entries close Monday March 31. Late entries 2pm Wednesday 2 April. The show will be opened by the honary A. Howard, Esq MLA at 2pm. Hot water provided. Amusements for children. Come and have a picnic on the grounds. Admission, 1s. Children 6d. *** ON Saturday night the opening concert in connection with the new hall in Hastings proved a great success, although the weather was as bad as it could possibly be with a bitterly cold driving rain. The Hastings Brass Band rendered selections before the concert and during the interval under the baton of Mr Spence, their turnout and performance being splendid. Cr Hodgins occupied the chair, a good programme was run through, the fancy dancing acts, conjuring. vocal and instrumental items being judiciously interspersed. Mrs M Carmichael acted as pianist in her usual capable manner. The secretary, Mr A. T. Denham, deserves great credit for his efforts to make it a success. *** A SOCIAL and dance will be held on Wednesday April 16, 1913 at 8.30pm to celebrate the opening of the Crib Point Hall. *** AT the Sorrento court on Monday, the

24th March 1913, before Mssrs Macfarlane, Morgan and Cole, JP, a man named William Ryan was charged by Constable R. Brennan with behaving in an insulting manner, making use of obscene language, and resisting arrest, on the 22nd March. Accused pleaded guilty. Constable Brennan gave evidence that from a complaint made to him about 3.30 p.m., on the 22nd just he proceeded to the Mornington Hotel to make enquiries, and there saw accused in a fighting attitude apparently mad

from drink. He proceeded to arrest the accused. When on the roadway the accused used very bad language and continued to fight, kick and bite. A large crowd gathered and the defendant continued to behave like a madman. He was placed in a passing cart and taken to the watch house. He contnued to fight and use bad language on the way. The defendant said he had taken too much drink and did not remember an-

ything about the matter.Accuse I was fined 10s or 48 hours imprisonment for insulting behaviour, 20s or 7 days imprisonment for bad language, and 10s or 3 days’ imprisonment for resisting arrest. *** ONE of the oldest residents of the Peninsula, Mr James Bayne, died at Dr Weld’s private hospital, Dromana, on March 16th. Deceased was greatly respected. *** MR. A Aitkin well and favorably known in this district, is now recovering from the serious illness which has incapacitated him for the last fortnight. His host of friends will be glad to see him about again. *** THE postponed Emu Plains and Bittern races are to be held on Thursday April 24th, this date having been granted by the VRC. The Flinders horses Minrup and Tired Tim have been matched to run for £5 a side at the Emu Plains races on April 24th. The horses have met one another 7 times. Tired Tim has 4 wins and Minrup 3. At Flinders races and a previous match, Tired Tim has beaten Minrup twice and Minrup beaten Tired Tim once. At Emu Plains races in January, Minrup defeated Tired Tim twice, and at Droama on St Patricks Day, lively Tim was ahead of Minrup in both races. Registered racing is starting to find its feet on the Peninsula again. The Mornington club with £167 in hand is pretty ‘solid’, while Emu Plains races at the end of April should come out on the right side, as they are not flying too

high for a start with the prize money. *** THE second annual carnival of the Mornington swimming club was held at the Royal baths on Wednesday afternoon last, and although the weather was not very inticing for an afternoon in the water, a good number started in each of the 14 events, in which great interest was taken by the large number of spectators that were present. The offlicials carried out their work admirably and kept things moving the whole time. During the afternoon Miss Olga Bieri and Miss Clarie Kirkpatrick gave a very clever exhibition of fancy diving and swimming. At the conclusion of the programme the president, Mr E Ferber, presented the prizes to the winnners. ***

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A HEN is not supposed to have much common sense or tact, yet every time she lays an egg she cackles forth the fact. A rooster hasn’t got a lot of intellect to show, but none the less most roosters have enough good sense to crow. The mule the most despised of beasts, has a persistent way of letting people know he’s around by his persistend bray. The busy little bees they buzz, bulls bellow and cows moo, and watch dogs bark and ganders quack and doves and pigeons coo. The peacock spreads his tail and squawks, pigs squeal and robins sing, and even serpents know enough to his before they sting. But man, the greatest masterpiece that nature could devise, will often stop and hesitate before he’ll advertise!

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FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT

A portrait of the artist as a complete no-hoper By Stuart McCullough SOME strive for glory, others for riches. There are those who, from the moment they hit the cradle, have an unquenchable thirst for greatness. Each hour of every day that follows is devoted to being the best at whatever it is they have elected to dedicate their lives to. Not me, though. I have long realised that I am destined not to be best at anything. Or, if I am, it will be in an area so hopelessly specialised that no one else will be interested. Say what you will but being the world champion of cutlery sorting (dishwasher division) is not all it’s cracked up to be. But if I can’t be the best at anything, or at least anything important, I’m a good chance of being the worst. There are many fields in which I excel at being useless. In his masterpiece The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde states that “All art is quite useless”. I, on the other hand, was quite useless at art. It’s not really the same thing, I realise, but by referring to someone who was unarguably a genius (he even said so himself), I’m hoping a little of that reflected glory might bounce my way. At our school, art class was compulsory until year 10. Even so, my attempts were so execrable that I was excused and allowed to spend double period on Wednesday afternoons doing music theory. By myself. In an unlit room. Not that I was much good at music theory, either. More that there was

a fear my presence in the classroom might drag others down to my level of ineptitude; should that even be possible. It was a strange situation for me. I was used to being lauded for my schoolwork. But this was an area where, despite my best endeavours, I was hopeless. In primary school, I didn’t feel so far behind. But as I grew older and my classmates started producing better and better work, my art skills remained forever stuck at a grade 2 level. Just as Dorian Grey never got any older, the same was true of my art skills. Not that it was a complete debacle. Certainly, my efforts at life drawing were not such much “life” as “undead”. Perhaps I was just before my time. Back then people took an excep-

tion to being drawn in a manner that made them look like a member of the zombie army. Even worse than my drawings were my lithographs. As for painting, I wasn’t even allowed to use the brushes. Instead, my moment of shining artistic glory came in the form of an egg. As I remember, it was Easter. Or, at least, I hope it was Easter, otherwise the whole idea of decorating an egg would have been weird, even by art class standards. Apparently we were supposed to make a hole in the top and bottom of the shell and blow out the contents. This was beyond my skill level and, so I reasoned, would leave the shell vulnerable to breakages. So I skipped that part. I figured that an empty egg and one in its natural state look pretty much the same and that no one would

be any the wiser. I began by dyeing the whole thing bright red. Suddenly, the object collected by my father on a routine trip to the chook house had been transformed into a thing of great beauty. Then I got to work. There were lines, circles and different colours. By the end of the double period, it looked like the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Only edible. My teacher lavished praise on my work, describing it as “pretty average”. It was the first time such plaudits had been directed at anything I’d done during art class and I got a little giddy from the acclaim. Sadly, it was only weeks later, after something I’ll refer to as “attempted pottery” that was I invited to spend my time doing something less distracting to others. But in spite of my exile from the artistic mainstream, I kept

that egg. In fact, I kept that egg in the top drawer of my bedroom dresser at my father’s house. Which would have been fine had I not moved out at the age of 18, leaving the furniture and, crucially, the egg behind. Life, as it so often does, moved on and I moved along with it. Years passed and I forgot all about my precious egg, having all but given up the life of an artist. Although praise like “average” may well last forever, the same could not be said of the egg. After about 15 years or so, its contents withered and festered to such a degree that the egg finally broke. It unleashed what can only be described as “a cloud of stink”, as its fetid spirit was loosed upon the back end of the house. Some time later, when visiting my father, he informed me of what he described as “the incident”. I asked, of course, whether he had been able to salvage any of my work, in response to which he simply raised an eyebrow and answered “no”. Thus, all evidence that I was ever average at art was lost. Maybe the putrid fury of the egg was something of a metaphor for my life as an artist. Ultimately, both the egg and I kind of stank. I have long since retired from decorating eggs. Easter, naturally enough, is the most difficult time of year but I get by. Worst of all, I’m not sure I did much better at music theory. At least I wasn’t harming any else. All art is, indeed, quite useless. As was I. www.stuartmccullough.com

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NIA Robertson grew up on a dairy farm at St Marys in Tasmania. Her father Malcolm played guitar and taught Robertson at an early age. “Dad was a big country music country fan and took me to my first show when I was six at St Mary’s Community Hall where we saw Slim Dusty, Reg Lindsay and McKean Sisters; it was from that point I wanted to sing like Anne McKean,” she said. “The first song I sang in public was Teddy Bears Picnic at a St Mary’s school concert. Mum loved pop like T. Rex, Led Zeppelin, etc. In my early teens I sang in a rock band as I always wanted to be like Pat Benatar.” These days Robertson listens to the likes of Paul Kelly, Jimmy Little, Melody Pool, Catherine Britt and Lucinda Williams. “At the moment l have Martina McBride’s album Timeless in my car CD stacker.” She moved to Hobart at age 10 and it was a big move. “When you go to the city things change; you meet different people, the radio stations play different music and it’s a whole new lifestyle.” Robertson attended an all-girls school that focused on the arts and music, and started singing in a school rock band. “While everybody was listening to rock I was home secretly listening to Olivia Newton-John in my bedroom as well as Slim Dusty but in public I was listening to Joan Jett and Blondie.” Robertson married, had a baby, divorced and decided to move to Melbourne to start a new life. She again picked up a guitar and started doing what she liked – playing country/folk. “I went to a concert in 2005 and met William McMartin who was playing in the band Beyond Therapy. We became friends and both had similar interests in music. We started performing together and became great soul mates. “Bill was my driving force so when I wrote my first song and played it to Billy, he took me seriously and encouraged me to write more. Personally and musically Billy is now a big part of my life.” The Woman I Am is the second album from Robertson and her best work so far. It is the result of an intense 12 months of songwriting. The first single from the album is Sleeping With the TV On, a song about being lonely and her life living as a single mother in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne. These Were the Days, the last song selected for the album, is a traditional Russian melody

with English words by Gene Raskin. It tells the story of Robertson’s relationship with her first band in Hobart, Mistral Wind. “Paul Barber the drummer picked me as singer and when I decided to record this new album, I contacted Paul, first time in more than 20 years. I was devastated to hear that he was suffering from cancer. He died on Boxing Day. This song is dedicated to him.” “Road to Gundagai was recorded after dad pointed out I had not recorded any Slim Dusty songs. I decided to record my own version of this classic song and dedicate it to my father Malcolm and my Uncle Sid.” The album was produced by William McMartin. Robertson has a rich sense of the magic of stories and of their ability to connect us to one another, leading us gently to a clearer sense of ourselves and our place in the world. Robertson will perform the Basin Music Festival on 23 and 24 March, the Good Friday Appeal concert at Hallam Hotel on 29 March, and Riding of the Bounce at Hillcrest College in Berwick on 5 May. www.nairobertsonmusic.com www.freewebs.com/beyondtherapystudio

By Gary Turner *** ONE of popular music’s most recognisable and celebrated names of the past 40 years, Agnetha Fältskog signals her return to the spotlight. The songstress from ABBA is back with a new album, due for release in May. The single from the album When You Really Loved Someone (Universal) is out now. Agnetha has been working with renowned Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer Jorgen Elofsson, who has been responsible for hits by Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion and Westlife, among others. www.agnetha.co.uk *** LAST year was the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple’s landmark album Machine Head. In recognition of Deep Purple’s and the album’s influence, some of rock music’s biggest names have contributed a version of their favourite track to create the album Re-Machined – A Tribute to deep Purple’s Machine Head (Shock). There are two wildly differing versions of the album’s most famous track Smoke On The Water, one from guitar hero Carlos Santana with vocals by Jacoby Shaddix and one from alternative rockers Flaming Lips. Metallica has contributed a special take on When A Blind Man Cries, a track recorded at the Machine Head sessions but originally released by Deep Purple as the B side to Never Before. This is a unique release that will appeal to rock fans everywhere. It features tracks from former Deep Purple Mk III member Glenn Hughes with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society, Carlos Santana and Jacoby Shaddix, Jimmy Barnes and Joe Bonamassa and the “supergroup” Kings Of Chaos featuring Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff Mckagan and Matt Sorum. Shock Entertainment has given The News some copies to give away. Send your entry to Machine Head CD Contest, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915.

SEPTIMUS walked up my gravel drive. Well actually it was more of a stumble, and as he got closer I could see his ashen grey face with beads of sweat on his forehead. He did not look very well at all, and I hoped he was not going to expire on my property. I could see he was very upset. Sep has a daughter in her early 20s and she’s been looking for a husband. I sat patiently waiting for Sep to tell me about his problem. He went through a series of stutters as he tried to get words out. I even got him a stubby to settle him (he had not brought any). Then it all came in a rush, like an overflowing dam in Queensland floods. “Poppy, what am I to do? She wants to get married.” His daughter Adeline has expensive tastes. She had met the man of her dreams in Australia, but he came from another country. She wanted a big wedding with all the trimmings and told Sep her betrothed had a large family and they were all coming to the wedding. There would be about 200 from his side and as she totalled her friends and family, the final number was 350. Worse still, her betrothed’s father also had daughters and had no intention of assisting in the funding of the wedding as he had big troubles of his own. Those with daughters will understand Sep’s dilemma (Poppy has only sons). “I was just starting to get ahead and now I’ll have to speak to my bank manager again. By the way, how much does a wedding cost?” I told him that he should budget for $140 a head for the soiree and extra for cars, flowers, dresses, photography and sundry items. That’s when he fainted. Poppy’s solution When Sep finally came to and asked for another stubby, I said there were only two options. Option one was to sell his boat, his four-wheel drive, work 80hour weeks and save every cent. Or borrow the money from his kind and understanding bank manager. If he was to take this path I suggested he get his daughter to sign a contract that if he funded her wedding, no matter what, when he got even more decrepit and needed full-time care, she would take him in and look after him. This might make her want to elope and avoid having to look after him as he slipped into dementia. He said eloping was starting to look pretty good. The huge cost would be avoided and not many marriages seem to last very long. I told Septimus he could buy a new Haines boat with all the gear with what it would cost him for the wedding and have heaps left. I don’t really think I was able to help Septimus that much, but I was very glad I had only sons. At least one of us was happy! PS: Before the two feminists who read this column get angry at me and abuse the editor, I did financially assist at my sons’ weddings.

A Grain of Salt THEY really should be named and shamed, you know: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Xstrata. Good for shareholders but nothing for we 98 per cent. Hey, what about the Minerals Resource Rent Tax of a cool $126 million to revenue? The sad thing is that most of those among our 98 per cent see this as “business” blinded to the massive levels of mining profits. I wonder how many of Tony’s mob have shares? Julia’s too? With another election looming in September I recall Naomi Wolf’s words in The Guardian on how to close down a democracy: “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy, create a gulag, employ security contractors, set up a surveillance system, harass citizen groups, introduce arbitrary detention, control the media and believe that dissent equals treason”. There’s more. Banksia Securities and the trusting people of Kyabram including the local church. “Investing back into the community?” Auditors approved the accounts a month before the collapse. Also L M First Mortgage Income Fund; but no income? The Hastie Group collapsing owing a billion dollars, including $47 million to employees. Name and shame some small-time no-hoper for whatever but corporate leaders walk away scot free. They’re talking of law reform. Yes, 2020? Financial bandits. *** I QUITE liked Ted Baillieu despite my

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political leanings. He seemed honest enough, but is honesty misplaced in cronyland, particularly with the likes of anti-gay, anti-abortion man Geoff Shaw, described as a Christian but more the erratic crony type for mine. There was never any point having a go at Frankston’s Geoff Shaw on the grounds that he was doing his own digging without my help. I had to smile at the way Ted’s resignation and changeover to Denis Napthine was handled by the Herald Sun, so soft, so fatherly, almost genteel; from a newspaper at the forefront of daily Julia aggression since the beginning of this year. And a beautiful follow-up story of Denis and family. Sweet. So Teddy steps down and is replaced by Denis the Menace with the words “strengthen the economy and boost services”; possibly around Frankston to Mordialloc. *** I COULD remind you that I warned you about global warming four years ago but being a gentleman I’ll hold my tongue. I also said they would never stop the boats, but Tony will. Yeah? *** QUEENSLANDERS are moving strongly toward banning fluoride in their tap water, questioning the health experts. Good for them. With smoking causing mouth cancer, blindness, emphysema, lung cancer, vascular disease and harming unborn babies, perhaps we have another furphy in our

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midst. It cannot be difficult to arrive at statistics supporting non-fluoride drinkers having less cancer concerns than we here in Victoria. My personal belief, unproven, is that cancer is primarily caused by gravity. *** WHY do I forget? Sorry to repeat myself but where else can I let off steam? Middle Sunday of Labour Day weekend, hot, so steer well clear of the coffee shop at 8am. “Too late” she cried. Coffee ordered and ensconced. Sure enough, right in front of me three tables; one with four yappers, the next with two and a lonely single next door. As if this is not enough we have a regular stream of healthy looking females walking their yappers, all receiving loud noisy hellos from the temporarily resident yappers, frightening the daylights out of my fragile nervous system. And they dare to give me the “dirty smoking look”? *** THE Lord Mayor of Melbourne, the illustrious Robert Doyle, is under review by Victoria’s local government watchdog in connection with campaign donations and links with a developer, suggesting a possible conflict of interest. Robert is our darling! Yes, he made a grab for the courts’ poor boxes and has no time for street beggars but always in our interests. Go easy on the pasta, mate. Kisses. *** FROM former Gaming Minister Mi-

chael O’Brien (now treasurer) on banning pokies with earphones “To have people literally plugged in to pokies means they are shut off from the outside world, shut out from reality and their sense of time” continuing on about the mental capacity to act responsibly. Not dissimilar to his life as a politician? *** EDDIE McGuire and Jeff Kennett, jokers in the pack. Both suffering from the incurable disease of self-righteousness. Yes I barrack for Collingwood, but every time anything comes up, Eddie has the “good bloke clear thinking” answers and it becomes tiresome. Please Eddie, give us a month’s break. Go to the Sunshine Coast. Take darling Caroline Wilson with you. And his sanctimonious cousin Jeff? There’s nothing outside his supposed expertise. Like Eddie he wrongly assumes he knows the answers to all the world’s ills. The real bugbear with both is that much of what they say is sensible until the incurable disease sets in. I won’t live long enough to hear it, but one day at least one of them will admit they were wrong. And a final word on Mike Sheahan’s top 10 footballers; Dayne Beams ahead of Swanny? At $675 for Supercoach? They know better. *** RANDOM thoughts: I preferred the time when the weather bureau got it wrong. The Cronulla Sardines. Did our shire council eventually appoint

By Cliff Ellen

a “climate change community education officer” as promised? Julia ignores West Melbourne and Tony ignores the Mornington Peninsula; safe seats? The infrastructure at Port of Hastings is “essential to our future” says Denis Napthine. We won’t hold our breath. National Party leader and former Police Minister Peter Ryan telling fibs? Never, but I believe in the Easter bunny. If Russell Crowe is really dating again who’s the unlucky girl? Highly recommended: Radio Port Phillip (98.7FM), particularly Sundays 10am till midday. Who is Seth MacFarlane? If smoking while driving is dangerous, how dangerous is unravelling a Butter Menthol? Gamblers lie, an unwritten law. I love the bit where they say “I’m playing with their money.” It’s your money! “The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier” (G B Shaw). Hooroo... cliffie9@bigpond.com


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CARPET CLEANER, and shampooing machine, Power Jet, EC. $700ono. 9546-4599. Ring after 6pm. CONCRETE PAVING SLABS, 85 whole slabs, 400x 390x 55. $170 the lot. Buyer collects. 97873851.

DRAPES, professionally made, pinch pleated, rubber lined, EC, latte/coffee with black swirls, 2100L x 1450W. 2100L x 2200W. $375. 0402 584 414. Berwick. ELECTRIC BIKE, VGC, saddle bags, charger, no licence or registration required. $650. 0435 345 414.

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Jewell fails to sparkle, Sharks lose PROVINCIAL By IT Gully MORNINGTON Peninsula cricket fans rolled into Mornington’s Alexandra Park on Saturday to see if former Victorian Bushranger Nick Jewell could win Sorrento a Provincial premiership. With his side in all sorts of trouble at 4/38 overnight against Peninsula Old Boys, Sorrento hoped Jewell could win the game off his own bat. His side was chasing POB’s total of 197, which it scored in a rain-affected first week of the grand final. Trevor Johnson top-scored for the Old Boys with 59, Dylan O’Malley contributed 31 and Jon Forrest 26. At one stage, the Old Boys team was 8/123.

With the likes of Chris King, Leigh Poholke, Nick Davern and even A J King still to bat, many believed the game was far from over. Rob Dunball was also at the crease. This was, of course, while Jewell was still at the crease. With a packed house expecting big things, the Sharks got away to a modest start against the Old Boys. However, after just 20 minutes of play and with seven runs added to the overnight score, all from Jewell, the unthinkable happened – Jewell copped an absolute jaffer from POB tearaway quick Zac Fillipone, which saw his off stump cartwheel out of the ground. He was out for 20. It sent the POB players and supporters into a frenzy. At that point, POB knew they had

one hand on the premiership cup. Jewell took the lonely walk from the field, unfortunately to heckling from POB supporters. It was an amazing scene, especially when you consider that POB snuck into the finals and wasn’t expected to get through the semi-final. The bowling of POB was superb. Fillipone (4/27 off 21 overs) and Adam Jones (2/51 from 24 overs) tied up both ends for the first hour and a half before drinks. Dylan O’Malley was also having a major influence on the clash with his medium pacers and the fieldsman refused to let Sorrento pierce the field. He cleaned up Chris King for three to put the match beyond doubt. The keeper was up and about too, Wade Pelzer providing an abundance

of advice to the Sorrento batsmen, especially to Poholke. Poholke dug deep for the Sharks and ended up top-scoring with 36. Dunball made 22. However, at 5/45 and 6/54, Sorrento was never going to win the game. Eventually, with Jones, Jon Forrest (1/20) and Eivion Bowen (1/10) taking wickets, the Sharks were put out of their misery for a total of 133. It was a long way from the 198 needed for victory, but it was a lot more than many predicted when Jewell left the arena. This was the second flag in three seasons for the Old Boys. Had the team missed the finals, it would have under-performed. With the squad it had, it was capable of winning the title.

It did so with spirit, grit and determination. Only great sides win Provincial premierships and POB deserved the win. It wasn’t the best side in the home and away but it beat the best two sides in season 2012-13 to bring glory to the club. One wonders where to for Sorrento. Word on the street is that gun allrounder Anthony Blackwell played his last game for the Sharks in the grand final. He is hanging up his whites, we are told. Will there be bigger and better opportunities for Jewell? It matters little now. Peninsula Old Boys are the new MPCA Provincial champions.

Seaford makes it a fairytale end to season SUB-DISTRICT By IT Gully EVERY now and then, sport throws up a fairytale – a story of the underdog who came from nowhere to taste the ultimate success. The stories are usually saved for national sports but on Saturday at Dromana’s Pier St Oval, Seaford Tigers created a fairytale of its own. It smashed Red Hill to win the MPCA Sub-district grand final. With one round to play in the subbies’ season, Seaford was an outside chance of playing finals.

The cards had to fall the right way and if it could get its end of the bargain right, it would take part in the finals action. History shows that cards did fall its way and Seaford rolled into the semis. It then comprehensively won its semifinal and advanced to the big one. I don’t like saying a team has “nothing to lose”, because in a grand final you don’t get many opportunities to win one, so there is a premiership to lose. However, in Seaford Tigers’ case, it would have been pinching itself at the opportunity presented.

Taking the game on was how it made the last match of the year and things weren’t going to change in this encounter. On the first week of the clash, the Tigers bowled out Red Hill for 197. Simon Dart top-scored for the Hillmen with 50. Corey Hand and Tom Burgdorf snared four wickets each for the Tigers. It was a reasonable score that Red Hill set but probably 60 runs shy of making things difficult for the opposition. Seaford’s performance with the bat last week really set-up the win.

It resumed at 4/163 and was in the box seat. Ash Mills and league medalwinner Corey Hand were at the crease, both unbeaten on 18 and there was plenty of batting to come. As it turned out, on Saturday the batsmen to come weren’t needed. As predicted, Mills and Hand batted through the early afternoon to get the score to 4/194, just four runs from victory, before Hand lost his wicket. It didn’t matter, he did the job, scoring 41 and helping his side advance to District grade next season. Considering the wealth of junior talent, this is where the Tigers should be.

Mills hung around a little longer, scoring 47, adding to the fine contributions a week earlier from Gavin Whyte (49), Mark Carroll (30) and Dave James (29). Seaford Tigers finished the day at 7/296. Gavin Gardener-Smith (20), Burgdorf (25no) and teenager Matt Pola (25no) all helped themselves to some runs when the game was won. Ross Corfield was the pick of the Hillmen bowlers with 3/54 off 32 overs, while Glenn Collett and Dart each took two wickets.

Two dozen for Black Caviar: what a dish AS most of Australia’s 23 million people realise, Black Caviar has put together an exceptional curriculum vitae. She has won at each of her 24 starts over four seasons to attain world championship status and two Horse of the Year titles. Along the way she has equalled Kingston Town’s record of 14 Group 1 wins and earned nearly $6.8 million in prize money. But one feature of her career has been rankling with her connections. Although she managed to scramble home by a head in the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot last June, her effort at the meeting was well below her normal standard. The reasoning behind Black Caviar’s display was that she had not recovered from the arduous journey to England and had a mild virus in the days before the race. This has led to her senior partowner, Neil Werrett, beginning to think about sending Black Caviar back to Royal Ascot. Going into Friday night’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley, it was a given that the champion’s next outing would be in the Group 1 T J Smith Stakes at Randwick on 13 April. While having another outing in Brisbane was a possibility, there were indications that the T J Smith might

be her last race. However, Black Caviar’s performance at Moonee Valley was so convincing that Werrett is considering showing the world just how good Black Caviar can be by tackling the Golden Jubilee again. It is a prospect that is being warmly received by Royal Ascot administrators, who have been in continual contact with Werrett about a second appearance by Black Caviar. At this stage everyone is keeping their cards close to their chest but, with the experience gained last year, there now seems a distinct chance Black Caviar’s farewell from racing will be in the United Kingdom. Less than 24 hours after Black Caviar’s triumph at Moonee Valley, another outstanding mare, More Joyous, had her colours lowered in the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. A winner of eight Group 1 races, More Joyous was unable to cope with the brilliance of Lonhro three-yearold Pierro. Surprisingly sent forward early on by veteran jockey Jim Cassidy, Pierro was always in command of

Better than Phar Lap?: Black Caviar, with Luke Nolan in the saddle, extending her unbeaten record to 24 in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley last Friday night. Picture: Slickpix

the race but More Joyous fought on gamely in the straight to be beaten by three quarters of a length. It was Pierro’s 10th consecutive victory in Sydney with his only defeats being

in Melbourne where he ran second to Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard in the Caulfield Guineas and third in the Cox Plate. The performance was so convincing

Cassidy was prompted to rate Pierro as a superior horse to dual Australian champion Might And Power on whom he won races such as the Caulfield and Melbourne cups and Cox Plate. Western Port News 26 March 2013

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Frankston YCW has best depth PENINSULA LEAGUE By Toe Punt ON the eve of the 2013 Peninsula Football League season, much of the talk surrounds Frankston YCW and the tall task of knocking the team over. The club may have lost a couple of players in the off-season, including star forward Lew Roberts, but generally speaking it has the best depth in the competition (the Reserves won the flag). The key to this side has always been the tall timber in Ash Eames and Brad Ulms. Mt Eliza was the side that had YCW’s measure in 2012, despite going down in the big one. There were plenty of rumours surrounding Mt Eliza going into finals

last season that there was going to be a shift in the off-season. This has come to fruition. Mt Eliza has lost a host of players, including big names Scott Simpson, Michael Lowry, Dave Barton, Dan Gormley, Ben Landry and Sam Lloyd. They can’t be replaced overnight. The Under-18s won the flag last season and there is some good talent that will take the next step. Karingal rounded out the top three and together with YCW and Mt Eliza, these three were head and shoulders above any other team in the competition. On paper, Karingal has lost some good players. Duncan Proud is the biggest loss, leaving to coach Frankston Bombers in the Nepean League. Given

Proud looked after the monster forwards of the opposition, he’ll be hard to replace. Allan Williams has gone with him. Williams helped with Karingal’s structures and played as a tall or small in defence. The third one to go with them was Jason Bedford, who has plenty of grunt at the contests. Who will challenge YCW, however, remains the elephant in the room. I believe that Mt Eliza and Karingal are not going to be as strong this season. So who from the remaining seven sides in the competition are going to challenge? Seaford has lost Chris and Jarrod Irving, Stephen Jones, Michael Kraska and Luke Smith, all are massive outs. Bonbeach has lost Danny Ades, Matt

Clifford and Les Watterson. However, many believe the Sharks can improve. Mornington has lost Matt and Tim Johnston and Byron Murphy. It has added a few good ones though. Chelsea said goodbye to Steve Harrison, Nigel Carmody, Luke Damon, Sam Carpenter, Anthony Lewis, Dean Gentle, Scott McLeod, James Nanopolous and Chris Worner – ouch! Edithvale-Aspendale was in the mix last season but needed a top-up of talent. From all reports, the club has been working hard in the off-season, some old heads are back helping with recruiting and they’ve landed a few rippers. Langwarrin obviously added Luke Damon, while Scott Sinkaweiz is an-

other handy get. Jayden Grose returns from injury and Beau Muston plays for the season. The big news is that former Sydney Swan Jarrod Moore will line-up with the Kangas when he doesn’t have coaching duties at North Melbourne or is playing with Werribee. He was drafted from Langy. Pines has recruited quantity but it’s questionable how much quality there is amongst the recruits. While all clubs have seemed to have added some depth, they all needed to be added to existing lists to be competitive against YCW, rather than replacing players that they have lost. So, heading into a new football year, YCW is again going to be the benchmark.

Sorrento Sharks and Dromana Tigers are the teams to beat in Nepean League NEPEAN LEAGUE By Toe Punt IT’S hard not to get a shiver up your spine when pondering the coming Nepean League football season. There has been plenty of talk in the off-season and there are a number of clubs who have been active in the recruiting stakes during this period. Dromana went within a kick of winning the title last season against Sorrento and the two sides once again loom as the pacesetters in 2013. They kick off the action this Saturday (Easter Saturday) at Sorrento’s home ground after strong pre-seasons. The Tigers have had a big pre-season under coach Greg Artico and their new crop of players are really adding to the exuberance around the club. Mt Eliza welcomes Ben Loury, Dan Gormley and Matt Neratzoglou, who will add plenty to the team. Neratzoglou can play at either end of the ground and in the ruck, which will be handy considering the loss of Steven Gaertner who left recently to take a playing role and apprenticeship in Queensland. Gormley is that livewire forwardmidfielder that ensures danger in both positions when Paul Minchington is not there. Loury has not played in a couple of seasons but expect him to dominate up forward. The Tigers have also picked up Mi-

chael Falconer, who did a pre-season with Noble Park and brings some talent to the table. Daniel Waddell from YCW is an excellent recruit and Christian Ongarello (Dolphins) is fit and allows Rikki Johnson or Adam Hunter to play further up the ground Sorrento’s big recruit was former St Kilda hard nut Steven Baker. However, he is under league investigation after a Red Hill player was left with a broken jaw in a practice match a couple of weeks ago. Any suspension will see Baker’s career ended. He is due to front the tribunal tonight (Tuesday). The Sharks have lost Dalton Sanderson and Doug Scott but have gained a couple of talented players from further up the line including Todd Hounsell and Ryan Jeffrey (EFL). Troy Schwarze is also available all season after parting with St Kilda as a specialist coach. The obvious question is: who will challenge the Sharks and the Tigers? Improvement is expected to come from Rosebud, which has picked up a number of good players. The massive recruit is Matthew Payne. We know how good his brother Brenton is. Add a couple of QAFL league medals and that’s Matty – a gun who fits the bill. Nick Jewell takes over as coach and he pulled a couple of players with him from Heatherton, where he coached last season. James Ross and Tommy Barrand are notable losses, but the

Buds are expected to improve on their finish last season. On Good Friday, Rosebud tackles Rye. Rye has lost Justin Van Unen. A club can’t lose 130 goals for the season and a matchwinner and expect to challenge. But it has picked up good players in Cory Conyers and Troy Wright from the Eastern Football League. An EFL chairman of selectors said “they’ll be guns in your competition”. They can both play anywhere on the ground, key position or through the middle. Unfortunately Wright broke his foot in a practice match last weekend and will miss eight weeks. Coach Ben Holmes only played a handful of games last season and he is like a recruit. He competed in the triathlon on the weekend, which highlights his fitness level. Frankston Bombers has recruited a handful of quality players. The big question is how first-time coach Duncan Proud will handle the pressures of leading a team. Old heads in Ryan and Nathan Lonie, Brian O’Carroll and Haydn Moore are still at the club and their support will be paramount should the Bombers want to go deep into the finals. Allan Williams is a very versatile player who can play as a tall or small in defence as well as being a more than handy midfielder. Aaron Jack is a terrier and Jason Bedford is a wonderful shut-down player. He loves the contest

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and loves the hardball. Proud is a former Peninsula League team of the year full back. It will be interesting to see where he plays himself given Jeremy Waixel is also a full-back. Former Collingwood and West Coast Eagles forward Damien Atkins isn’t a bad get either for the Bombers. On paper, Pearcedale has recruited well. However, judging by its performance on Saturday in a practice match, the Panthers don’t appear to have worked overly hard during the pre-season. Former Mornington coach Josh Beard is a huge recruit to help Ben Cadd with the magnets. There aren’t many better local footy brains. While I wasn’t overly impressed with the Hoops last weekend, I expect them to challenge for the finals. Watch out for the two blokes they picked up from Tasmania as well as Dylan Hoare (YCW). Somerville needs to get the very best it can out of its kids this season. In saying that though, it has lost a few of them to other clubs. It has also lost a host of experience, including Marcus Bate (Bombers), Emilio Bitters (Mornington), Glenn Boyd (Central Murray), Ben Crowe (EFL), Jack Day and Jason Baxter (Elinbank), Jono Edwards (Pines), Lachy Edwards (Northern FL), Luke Forsyth (EFL), Will Jolley (Hastings), Chris King (SA), Lee Koerner (Crib

Point), Brad McDonald (Rosebud) Hastings has been ripped apart by players leaving. The Blues didn’t perform overly well last season and when you consider it has lost the likes of Mark Deveraux, Matt Robbins and Kyle Pinto to name a few, it’s hard to see it making the five. Crib Point has snared a couple of handy types in the Ross brothers from Hastings and Lee Koerner from Somerville and we must not forget it finished with a rush last season. There is enough talent in the Pies line-up to think that it will be pushing for a place in the finals yet again. Red Hill has picked up James McCall after he returned once again from South Australia. Defensively he is an important player for Red Hill. Another year, another Gary “Cat” Colling will hold the Hillmen in good stead. Expect some big improvement from Devon Meadows. After a shocking start to last season, it did get better. You can guarantee the club would have worked hard on its fitness in the off-season. Its players weren’t overly fit in 2012 and needed to get better in this area. The club has also added a host of players to its squad. Tyabb has had a couple of late callups, players applying for clearances to the club. It had been a very quiet off-season for the Yabbies until the past couple of weeks but it just might be OK.


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Easter fishing a time for family fun and a fab feed ON THE LINE By Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro EASTER is a great time for family fishing action. The long weekend heralds the changing of the seasons and is when the water is still warm enough for offshore species like mako sharks and kingfish, and cool enough for elephant fish and gummy sharks. Piers, dams, beaches and boating hotspots all fire up as this is one time of the year that all popular fish species are available to the angler. For pier-based anglers on the penin-

sula, squid, flathead, whiting, salmon and garfish are popular targets. Best piers to try are Flinders, Mornington, Portsea and Sorrento. Best baits to take on your pier fishing trip are pippies, blue bait and silverfish. From back beaches, anglers catch flathead, salmon and mullet during the day and gummy shark by night. Easter is the time to fish off the beach for sharks as it coincides with a full moon. They venture into shallows for crabs, giving anglers a better chance of catching one. Beaches worth a try are Point Leo,

Gunnamatta and Sorrento back beach. Best baits include fresh or USA squid, pilchards and eel. Rivers are also an option with Balcombe Creek at Mt Martha and Patterson River at Carrum holding black bream and mullet. Best baits: shrimp, prawns, pippies and sand worms. Port Phillip is great this time of year with plenty of flathead and squid about. Anglers also do quite well on King George whiting. People fishing out wide and in the channels also land some great snapper and gummy sharks. Best baits in close:

pippies, mussels and squid. Try squid, garfish and pilchards in the deep. In Western Port, snapper, elephant fish, squid, whiting, gummy shark are just a few species to chase. Best baits for deeper water include squid, mullet, salmon and pilchards. In the shallows, pippies and mussels are the best bet. For blue water action, kingfish can be found on ocean rocky outcrops. Best methods include slow trawled live baits, jigs and trawling. For the chance of hooking a mako, head to 50-70 metres of water, burley heavily and see what happens.

Further afield, southern bluefin tuna can be targeted by those on larger trailer boats out of Portland. Play it safe on the water, tight lines and calm seas.  Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro has been fishing since he could hold a rod and stay in the boat. He has boat hire businesses in Mornington and Yaringa Boat Harbour in Somerville. He has been a fishing writer for magazines. Details: www.fishingmornington.com or www.western portboathire.com. au Email spbh@bigpond.com or call 5975 5479.

Bowlers make history Balnarring Bowls Club has made history with two of its Division 3 teams winning the grand final and one the runner-up in the

Flinders Division women’s midweek competition. The grand final was unique in that the club’s 3.2 and 3.3 teams had to play each other, something that no one

can recall happening before. Women’s section president Noeleen Thornell said a big crowd of Balnarring supporters attended the finals and the game was

played with great spirit. “While it is well done to all the women, we also thank the men who stood in, not only in the grand final but also throughout the year sup-

porting us,” she said. Skips for the teams were Rose Stafford, Maureen Hamilton, Anne Westbury, Claire Garton, Catherine Holden and Valmai Brasher.

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euros plus tax ($A3.8m). That’s over there. Take into account all the extra expenses and taxes that cars seem to accumulate on coming to our distant shores and the price is sure to be higher here. Lamborghini’s claim to have built a car with “extreme downforce” obviously does not apply to the price. If the price isn’t an issue for you, there is another problem. Lamborghini is only making three Venenos. Still feeling confident? All three have been sold already. This news must have brought an audible sigh of disappointment from the eager crowd at Geneva. Not only

to be told the Veneno was sold out but also, unlike the latest iPhone you’d queued all night to get, you can’t even put your name down on a waiting list for the next shipment. At this point I was about to abandon my Lamborghini Veneno dream when I spotted a glimmer of hope. In true Italian style, when they say they’ve made three, they actually mean four. “Model number 0” was the one on show at Geneva. It’s the test car. I’d be happy with that. No doubt it will be on carsales.com.au soon with a blurb stating “Demo model. Balance of new car warranty” boldly written, with a handsomely discounted price

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Tears and cheers

Gail Loveridge Former trainer - licencee Heritage Tavern BACK in the 1980â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s I applied for a Trainers Licence. One of the conditions of being granted a licence was that you trained and competed at Picnic level for at least 1 year and gained 1 win before you applied to be upgraded. Looking back, that 12 months around the Picnic racing circuit was an excellent apprenticeship and many long termed friendships were formed during that time. As the end of my first season approached I had 5 seconds on the board but that necessary win eluded me. I maybe had to face that I would be delayed the right to upgrade my licence. It was the autumn meeting at Balnarring that my tough little horse Baron Rothbart found his stride, flattened out and won his Maiden by 5 lengths. This little horse went on to win other races, go hurdling , eventing and show jumping, but that first win was the best. Close to home and surrounded by mates, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decide whether to cheer or cry as he pulled away from the rest of the field. It was a very special time for us. Balnarring Picnic Racing Club was a great learning ground for trainers, horses , jockeys and officials. I regularly seasoned horses by competing at Balnarring and always tried to use the grass track for gallop work. This was the making of a hot blooded little horse named Reditude who came to me from Caulfield. He would sweat up and become agitated at the busy tracks, so we spent a lot of time at Balnarring and the neighbouring trails trying to work him up in a calm manner. It was a great day for us when he won the 2000 Balnarring Cup .It was on Australia Day in January and it poured rain that day, would you believe! That little horse went on to win the Grand National Steeple in Tasmania. I can still see jockey and horse covered in mud. They say that racing gets into your blood. It does because the thrills and excitement that can be experienced is matched by very few other experiences. Whether you are a punter, an occasional visitor, trainer or avid horse person, everyone loves the picnic races. Congratulations to the Committee and organisers on achieving an anniversary in line with icons like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Cup. We appreciate the effort and growth of this Club and wish you a successful future.

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