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Welcome to the 40th anniversary of the Kernewek Lowender Rosemary COCK EXECUTIVE OFFICER

IT’S finally here — the 40th anniversary Kernewek Lowender. Being at the executive officer’s desk for this 2013 Cornish Festival has given me real insight into just how big a task it was for those forwardthinking inaugural committee members who were pioneers in

so many ways back in 1973. They had the job of building a new festival at a time when tourism was scantly recognised by governments. They could never have known they had started something so big that ensuing festivals would go on to regularly draw 50,000-plus crowds, contributing millions of dollars to our local economy, providing impetus for a number

of tourism developments, and well and truly reviving our significant Cornish heritage. Nor could that inaugural committee have imagined the festival would still be going 40 years later. Whilst the organisation behind our festival is enormous, I strongly believe in the economic and cultural value of our Cornish festival and feel fierce loyalty to

protect its well-earned brand as a major event for South Australia. Ours is not a fad festival based on a trend or popular theme. Our Cornish heritage is real and our mining days of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were the catalyst for the birth of our now major towns, and also the growth of our state. For instance, we know South

Australia’s first university was founded on the back of profits from the Moonta Mining Company, thanks to the generosity of Captain Henry Richard Hancock and shareholders. How exciting it is to have Captain Hancock’s great-greatgreat-granddaughter, Catherine Hancock, performing at multiple events. Proudly, too, our 2013

festival has a record number of displays, and a renewed emphasis on an all hands on deck approach, with Moonta Progress Association, Moonta National Trust, NYP Rotary and Kadina Football Clubs playing a major hosting role for the first time. We are now geared for the biennial rush of tens of thousands of visitors, and offer a warm welcome to you all.

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Kernewek Lowender – a festival for the future Ros WHITE REPORTER

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WITH the 40th anniversary of the Kernewek Lowender being celebrated this year, the question arises whether future generations will continue the region’s acclaimed Cornish Festival. “I believe so, as there comes a time in a person’s life when they develop an interest in heritage, which may not be to the fore right now,” KL Committee president Paul Thomas said. “The Kernewek Lowender can almost be a family reunion — a link to their past.” For Paul, participating in the festival has been an integral part of his life since he was a 13 year old, roped in by his father to sort out souvenirs for the first festival 40 years ago. David Thomas, a member of the NYP Chamber of Commerce at the time, was one of a deputation who visited then premier Don Dunstan, concerned about employment after the closure of several industries in the area, and looking for ideas to promote the region. Mr Dunstan suggested the group investigate utilising Cornish heritage to stimulate business by way of a festival, resulting in David becoming the first secretary/coordinator of the Kernewek Lowender in 1973. “My sister and I were given the job of sorting souvenirs such as skivvies, Tshirts and pencils and tracking them around to functions — I have hated souvenirs ever since!” Paul said. Also mayor of the District Council of

the Copper Coast, Paul said he was interested in Cornish heritage and tourism long before he took on civic roles. “As well as my parents’ involvement, my grandmother Mavis, whose grave will be among those dressed at Wallaroo this year, assisted with catering,” he said. “So it was a natural progression for me to attend an annual general meeting at the Esquire Motel in the 1980s and become a committee member for supporting events and the Cornish Heritage Literature Prize before taking over hospitality from Joyce Olsen.” In 1983, Paul made a one-off foray as a thespian acting opposite, amongst others, Dr John Hogben and Shirley Smitham in the Kernewek Players production of Chase me Comrade. “It was interesting, but was a one and only,” he laughed. Paul has been president for the past 15 years, apart from a two-year sojourn when John Meier took the reins. He said, since 1973, the vision of the festival pioneers has come to fruition, showcasing what the Copper Coast has to offer through cultural tourism. “Initially, patrons come for one Kernewek Lowender, but thereafter many make it a pilgrimage, bolstering our small businesses every two years,” he said. Paul added because of the festival, infrastructure is upgraded and maintained. “For example, Victoria Square in Kadina now has power which is used for other community events such as market days and carols by candlelight; power

was installed at the foreshore in Wallaroo and is used for New Year’s Eve festivities; and all three town halls have been upgraded for catering,” he said. “The festival is a major fundraiser for community groups and clubs, giving them a cash injection to improve their facilities. “So although the Kernewek Lowender does not make a lot of money, the community does.” Paul said he can see the festival continuing, but it must change to suit the times. “All organisations need to adapt,” he said. “The committee has altered some of this year’s program to suit the current generation, which is more time poor than its predecessors. “The program must suit what the community wants now, not what our fathers wanted. “Of course the community profile has changed over the past four decades, and there are now more residents who do not have a Cornish background. “The composition of the Furry dancers has well and truly evolved to reflect a multi-cultural Australia; however, there are plenty of these newcomers to the Copper Coast who are already involved.” Paul believes there is a great need for younger ones to step up to the plate and bring fresh ideas to the world’s largest Cornish Festival. “Change is good, as long as we always retain our Cornish heritage brand, we need to hold that in order to market it successfully,” he said.

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KL through the generations AS a young mother in 1973, Ros Paterson became involved in the Kernewek Lowender, and is proud her daughter Bethany (born five days before the 1975 festival), who has two young sons, has now followed in her footsteps. “Mum and Dad had always volunteered at the festival and in the community, and I can remember as a child being dragged around to so many cemeteries and museums, which strangely had a positive influence on me,” Bethany said. “I was in the Furry Dance as a 7 year old, and when I returned to the area in my early 20s I was Mum’s lackey at the festival; and I was even the Lady of Little Cornwall at the Gorsedd.” Bethany said her Cornish roots came to the fore on a holiday to Cornwall. “I stayed with Cornish author Ernest Thompson and his wife and we visited St Michael’s Mount; I never thought I would go from backpacking in Barcelona to sipping pineapple juice with Lord and Lady St Leven,” she said. “I began my involvement on the committee in 2007 and have been coordinator of the Furry Dance and Maypole since 2009. “Although my sister Verity and I were participants when we were young, Mum never

encouraged me to be involved, so she was floored when I did.” Bethany loves to see what the children get out of being involved. “It’s what the kids get out of it; as a psychiatrist I know how important it is to be connected to a community and feel an awareness of your roots,” she said. “The sense of self-worth they get is so important.” Bethany also loves the wonder of the Furry Dance and Maypole. “It is a performance, what an amazing spectacle,” she enthused. “Through it children gain skills, learn to work as a team and represent their schools in a positive way. “It was Bute Primary School’s first foray into the Furry Dance in 2011, and it’s great they have the same number of boys as girls performing this time. “I have encouraged Hudson (son) to be a Furry dancer, and he didn’t even strongly resist!” Hudson admitted he is doing it because his mum is also dancing. “And some of my friends at school are doing it too,” he said. Ros said she was drawn to the festival in 1973 because she felt the district needed something to hang its hat on. “Some factories had closed, and I attended a public meeting in 1970 to investigate

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● IN COSTUME... Ros Paterson with her daughter Bethany Paterson and grandsons Hudson and Novak Duka. the proposal of Premier Dunstan to hold a festival to create business through tourism; and I believed if it was the way to go, it should reflect our heritage; I didn’t think it should revolve around

skydiving, marching girls and the like,” she said. Ros was made a Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd in 1974, received the Paul Smales medal, and was made a life member of the Cornish

Association of SA and the Kernewek Lowender. In 2000, she was honoured with the Order of Australia medal for services to the Cornish community in Australia.


She said many events have been born of her ideas, such as Meet the Cornish and Dressing of the Graves. “I keep going to help the festival keep going,” she said. “And I hope it continues.”


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JOHN Olsen AO will return to the Copper Coast to attend various events at this year’s Kernewek Lowender and be guest speaker at the President’s Dinner. Mr Olsen was mayor of the Corporation of Kadina and inaugural mayor of the District Council of NYP from 1976-79. He was involved in the familyowned business J.R. Olsen and Sons before he became leader of the state opposition in 1982, served as premier from 19962001 and made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1997. After leaving politics, Mr Olsen was appointed by the Howard government as Australian Consul-General to Los Angeles and later to New York. Back in South Australia, he has been SANFL president and commission chairman since

2010. Mr Olsen said he is looking forward to the Kernewek Lowender. “Our family has always had an involvement; Julie (wife) and I have led the Furry Dance and during my years as mayor and as a Member of Parliament we assisted with hosting VIPs to the festival,” he recalled. “My fondest memory of the festival is surviving a pasty making competition at Moonta with some semblance of a pasty at the finish! “The Kernewek Lowender is an opportunity for the area to showcase its heritage and culture, sell itself as a tourist destination and be identified as an ideal place to live. “There has been a resurgence of development in the three towns as a result of showcasing the quality of life available here. “The festival will continue if it retains the base elements, but

must be innovative in order to maintain its appeal. “As with all projects of this nature, they need constant updating to make them relevant to the next generation. “Change should always be a constant.” Mr Olsen said, due to his profession, it has been difficult to maintain contact with the friends he grew up with. “By the nature of the role politics played in my life I was committed to events seven days a week, which meant forfeiting that contact,” he said. “But it has been part of life’s journey and the career path I chose, and through that an enormous opportunity was given to us to represent the state and Australia. “I never contemplated the probability that leaving Kadina would lead me to Los Angeles and New York.”

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Harpist Liesl Warner performed at her first Kernewek Lowender as a 14 year old in 1977, and will captivate audiences again this year, performing at the President’s Dinner and the Gathering of the Bards. She is also guest artist at a Melodies Concert at the Kadina Anglican Church on Thursday morning, May 23.

During her association with the event, Liesl has also played at Village Green Fairs, Meet the Cornish, Art Prize Soiree and Ceilidh. “I have been invited back each festival by the committee and really enjoy performing here,” she said. “The harp has a strong link with Welsh heritage, being its national instrument. “However, it is also the only accompaniment for the Bardic gathering, with a traditional

tune played for the Dance of the Flowers.” As a professional freelance harpist, Liesl plays at weddings, funerals and corporate functions. Her career has included resident harpist at the Hyatt Hotel for seven years, support artist for Victor Borge at the Festival Theatre twice, and also for Kamal, and for the Australian String Quartet in the Opera in the Outback at Wilpena Pound.

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Forty years of KL on display DURING the Kernewek Lowender, a display in the Moonta School of Mines in Ellen Street will take you back in time with original programs from over the years and coverage of the festival in the Yorke Peninsula Country Times. “The exhibition will also include an old swanky bottle collection and coins from the NYP Coin Club collection which were minted especially for the festivals,” National Trust of SA Moonta branch chairperson Stephen Stock said. “I thank Liz Coole for all the work she has done in researching and setting up the display.”

Event: Moonta – 40 years of Cornish festivals photographic display and memorabilia Date: Daily throughout festival Venue: School of Mines, Ellen Street, Moonta

According to Liz, who is the president of the YP branch of the Cornish Association, there is something in the display from every festival. “We even have the original newspaper article from December, 1971, when then premier of SA Don Dunstan visited the area to look into starting a Cornish Festival,” she said. Liz said there will be a similar display at The Farm

Shed Museum and Tourism Centre in Kadina, which will also feature old clothing and memorabilia.

● SOMETHING OLD... Cornish Association YP branch president Liz Coole and National Trust of SA Moonta branch chairperson Stephen Stock with old newspaper reports and programs from the festival.


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20I3 Kernewek lowender Hancocks lend family heirlooms RICHARD and Diana Hancock are lending precious family heirlooms for the Bonnets and Bibles display in the Kadina Anglican Church from Friday to Sunday, May 24-26. Richard is a grandson of the famous Captain Henry Richard Hancock, superintendent of the Moonta Mining Company from 1861 to 1898. Both Richard and Diana are Bards of the Cornish Gorsedd and have been involved with the Kernewek Lowender since it began in 1973. An Anglican Book of Common Prayer with Psalms and a New Testament with Psalms, which belonged to Captain Hancock, will be on display. They are also lending an old

Event: Bonnets and Bibles Date: Friday to Sunday, May 24-26 Venue: Kadina Anglican Church Time: 10am–4.30pm

cream pure silk christening bonnet. “The Book of Common Prayer was from his mother and is inscribed ‘Henry Richard Hancock, 3rd of December, 1856, Horrabridge, Devon’; and the New Testament was a gift from Henry’s second wife, Loveday,” Diana explained. “The inscription reads, ‘Henry Richard Hancock, Moonta Mines, 14th April, 1890. To dear Henry from Love. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust in Him;

and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm XXXV11:5.’ “In the back of the book is a record of the births and deaths of their children.”

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● CHANGE... Yorke Peninsula Country Times managing editor Michael Ellis compares the first Kernewek Lowender pre-event feature from 1973 with the souvenir guide from 2011.

FROM swanky to pasties, Furry Dancing to Maypole — all of this and more have been covered by the Yorke Peninsula Country Times since the beginning of the Kernewek Lowender. In 1973, the stage was set for Australia’s first Cornish Festival and the YPCT celebrated with a 17-page feature the week before and pages of photos and stories the week after. Former editor Trevor Ellis said it wasn’t a hard decision to be involved with the festival. “The festival was suggested by the then Premier Don Dunstan as a way to get people back into the area and we wanted it to be a big success,” Mr Ellis said. “Things had been a bit down

before the festival and it was a way to attract people back. “I remember the first festival going really well, I remember the first street parade in Moonta — the whole community got involved, it was a great moment, there were big crowds and lots of floats.” Mr Ellis said it continues to be important the paper is involved in attending and being part of the festival. “We’ve also had a couple of floats over the years,” he said. “One year we had a small float which was a paper bike which was used to deliver the papers in Moonta Mines.” As the Kernewek has evolved, so has the YPCT’s coverage of the event from a focus on words to photos. “Each festival there are hundreds of photos which are taken and lots of people who come in and buy them,” Mr

Ellis said. “We weren’t quite ready the first year (for reprints); we didn’t expect that many people and we just did it as they came along. “People also used to bring in reports about their Kernewek events and we would type them up. “In the future, I suppose what will happen is we will have more online content, because the community is embracing it but I can’t see the end of the paper.” Current managing editor Michael Ellis said, for as long as he can remember, the paper has been connected to the Kernewek Lowender. “My first memory of the festival, and I think it was the first one, is my cousin and I riding bikes in the procession at Moonta,” he said. “I think we used to start

promoting it two weeks early and for many years they would go down to Rundle Mall and have a pasty making demo.” Michael said the Country Times will continue to be involved in the Kernewek for many more years. “It’s important for the economy, local tourism and to commemorate the history of the area,” he said. “Not only do we cover the event, our staff are often involved either dressing up or helping out with their sporting and community clubs.” To commemorate the last festival, the YPCT produced an eight-page photo album liftout, which was one of a number of changes over the years. “The format of coverage has changed, we have also increased the colour in the paper and we take more photos,” Michael explained.

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Kernewek lowender OFFICIAL PROGRAM Monday, 20th May Newbery Chemists Art Prize Soiree Day: Monday 7.30pm Entrance fee: $15 via KL office or at the door if not sold out Venue: The Ascot Gallery A delightful evening open to all and held to launch the 2013 Kernewek Lowender Art Prize exhibition. An opportunity to view a collection of quality art works, meet the artists, enjoy music and refreshments, and be present for the announcement of the winners of the coveted biennial awards on offer. Art works are for sale. The exhibition remains open beyond the Festival until May 31. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

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Day: on throughout the month of May Time: daily 11am-3pm Entrance fee: free Venue: Moonta Gallery of the Arts, Moonta Town Hall, George Street View a selection of works from the prized Kernewek Lowender Art collection which commenced in 1975. This exhibition is open throughout the month of May.

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Day: Monday 10.30am to 4pm; Tuesday 9.30am to 4pm. Entrance fee: $65 Ticketing info: Registrations essential and payment by cheque to Robin Pryor: 60 Bass Meadows Boulevard, St Andrews Beach, VIC, 3941. Phone (03) 5988 5257. Venue: Moonta Mines Uniting Church hall, Milne St, Moonta Mines. Co-ordinaton: Revs Robin Pryor, Prof Robert Gribben, Ted Curnow and others [CAV,CASA] A retreat over two days addressing Cornish Christian spirituality and its impact on both Cornwall [Medieval period], and on Yorke Peninsula [since European settlement]. There will be times of input, reflection, contemplative prayer, and shared responses. As well as the Cornish historical perspective, there will be a reflective pilgrimage around the Moonta Mines area, and engagement with the Indigenous presence.The Retreat includes lunch and dinner on Monday, and lunch on Tuesday; participants are to arrange their own accommodation. The Retreat concludes with a shared meal in Kadina, prior to the Sacred Concert. Sponsored by Cowethas Peran Sans – Australia [The Fellowship of St Piran – Australia]. Coordinated by: Revs Robin Pryor and Ted Curnow and others, [CAV, CASA]

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This exhibition will feature a wide range of quilts including many made for the Rose Ward at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, along with wall hangings, bags, etc. There will be a trading table with a variety of handmade items, and a Janome Sewing Machine donated and demonstrated by Country Chix, Kadina, is to be raffled, with all proceeds to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. NYP Quilters have also donated a quilt to NYP Homes for the Aged-Wontama to be raffled. Mystery door ticket prizes during the course of the exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition can become involved by voting for the “Viewers Choice”.

*National Trust Moonta Day: daily 9am-5pm Venue: Old Railway Station off Kadina Road, Moonta Admission: various nominal fees The National Trust at Moonta has numerous properties and exhibits on display at various venues, and all worth visiting. Go to the Moonta Tourist office for information on how to visit the Moonta Mines Museum, Miner’s Cottage, Tourist Railway, Moonta Mines Sweet Shop, the Local & Family History Centre, and Blacksmith Shop, open throughout the festival. There will also be a special display marking the 40th anniversary of the Cornish Festival, at the School of Mines, at Moonta.

*Friends of Port Hughes celebrates Port Hughes jetty centenary Day: daily from 18th-27th May Venue: Port Hughes General Store Admission: free This photographic exhibition celebrates the centenary of the opening of the Port Hughes jetty. It traces 100 years of Port Hughes history, commencing with the construction of the jetty and its opening in 1913, from the era of grain export, through the 1950s and ‘60s tourism boom, to present day.

*Moonta – 40 years of Cornish festivals photographic display and memorabilia Day: daily throughout festival Venue: School of Mines, Ellen Street, Moonta View this terrific look back on the history of the Copper Coast Cornish festival which was first held in 1973 and grew into a significant State event.

*The Swanky Experience with Cornish Celebrity Chef Day: daily throughout festival Venue: The Patio, Bay Road, Moonta Bay foreshore Dinner reservations essential: Phone (08) 8825 2473 Swanky, the traditional Cornish Festival brew, will be available for sale every day from the Moonta Bay Motel and Patio Restaurant, the latter also open through the day for light meals and snacks, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights featuring Cornish Celebrity Chef, Sophie Budd. A graduate of the renowned Cornwall Catering College in the UK, Sophie worked with Rick Stein at his seafood restaurant in Padstow and also worked in Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. There will be limited numbers each night, reservations essential!

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Day: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm Entrance fee: adults $3; school age children free Venue: At the Ascot Gallery, Graves Street, Kadina View the Art Prize entries displayed for the duration of the festival and beyond until May 31. This event is proudly sponsored by Newbery Chemists, Mosel Steed, Hood Sweeney, Oswald Brown, Picturesque Framing and Travelscene Kadina.

Day: Wednesday Time: Kadina cemetery at 9am; Wallaroo cemetery at 11.30am; Moonta cemetery at 2pm Entrance fee: Free Event Dressing the Graves commenced in 2001 at the Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta cemeteries and is a multicultural event honouring the early settlers. Flowers and citations are placed on ten graves in each cemetery. Bands and school choirs assist with this event. Special school children dressed in period costume scatter rose petals on the 327 unmarked graves in the Moonta cemetery; the KWM Band will feature at Wallaroo cemetery. Graves honoured in these three ceremonies feature midwives, fishermen, miners, sea captains, explorers, farmers, horsemen, nurses, ambulance drivers and soldiers. A unique event combining ceremony, pageantry, music and emotion. This event is proudly coordinated by the Cornish Association of South Australia on behalf of Kernewek Lowender.

Kernewek Bowls Day Day: Tuesday 1.30pm Ticketing info: Registrations on the day Venue: Wallaroo Bowls Club Try out the new bowling club and rinks at the new Wallaroo Community Sports Club, which opened in 2011. Enjoy some social ends, and chat with old and new friends. Another event proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee and the Wallaroo Bowls Club.

*Share the exotic hues Day: Tuesday–Sunday 10am-4pm Entrance fee: gold coin donation to Ronald McDonald House Venue: Chatswood Art Studio, 40 Moyle Street Kadina Share the exotic hues of Pat Brereton’s watercolours, pastels and oils, mixed mediums. The hues will blow you away.

Feast or Famine Day: Tuesday 5.30pm Entrance fee: $21, tickets essential via KL office Venue: Kadina Wesley Uniting Church Hall, Taylor Street This feast is a four course meal,including kettle broth, traditional stew and dumplings and apple and rhubarb pie, all part of the Cornish settlers daily fare. Gain an understanding of early Cornish life by sharing their food and make a wonderful beginning to your Cornish Festival celebrations.

*National Trust SA Kadina: The Farm Shed Day: Weekdays 9am-4.30pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm. Venue: 50 Moonta Road, Kadina. Admission: Museum $8 adults, $3 children The Farm Shed Museum is located at the Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre in Kadina, and brings together delightful history displays and magnificent collections. See vintage farm machinery and hear fascinating stories; also visit Matta House, a mine manager’s residence from the 1860s in its original location, evoke memories of school days in an authentic classroom of the 1950s; and enjoy the Copper Coast Old Engineering and Machinery Club’s mini railway rides.

*Family History Group Day: Tuesday–Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday by appointment Venue: At Kadina Community Library Research your family history using prized and extensive resources and documents under the guidance of an experienced group of historians. Enquiries to Pat Fiedler 8821 1075.

Sacred Concert Day: Tuesday 8pm Entrance fee: $11 Ticketing info: Bookings preferred. Purchase via KL office or at the door if not sold out Venue: Kadina Wesley Uniting Church What did Cornish people do for fun? They loved music and many of them went to a pleasant Sunday afternoon at church and listened to good music and other appropriate items. The Sacred Concert provides skilled local performers in a program with a wide variety of musical and non-musical items, designed to recreate the style of these traditional events.

Northern Yorke Peninsula Quilters present… *Cornish Connection Quilts Day: Wednesday (and Saturday and Sunday) 10am-4pm Entrance: Gold coin Venue: Wallaroo Mines Institute Cornish Connection quilts and others on display (including one made by the St. Ives Quilters and others by Caradon Quilters, both Cornish Groups). A wonderful opportunity to view this lovely old restored building (on the corner of Stirling Terrace and Lipson Avenue, Wallaroo Mines, Kadina) now the home of the Northern Yorke Peninsula Quilters.

Cornish Language Lesson Day: Wednesday 10am Entrance fee: $8; tickets essential via KL office Venue: Moonta Mines Church hall This lesson aims to teach participants simple everyday expressions in Cornish with interaction between students. Written exercises in the booklet provided are simple and easy to understand. This lesson is suitable for anyone over 15 years of age. Morning tea and booklet provided. Days of the week, months of the year and numbers to twenty are included in this lesson. A simple song, which can be sung in rounds, brings a lot of fun, enjoyment and achievement. This is a fun lesson and should appeal to everyone – particularly those with Cornish heritage. Bard of Cornwall, Lilian James OAM, conducts this lesson and has been teaching Cornish language since 1991. This lesson is proudly coordinated by the Yorke Peninsula Branch of the Cornish Assocation of South Australia.

Kernewek Golf Day Day: Wednesday noon Entrance fee: $5 Ticketing info: Registrations on the day Venue: Kadina Golf Club The Kadina Golf Club will host the Kernewek Lowender Golf Day. The golf day is sponsored by The Kadina Police ‘Captains Club’. Tournament fee includes afternoon tea.

*Cornish Pasty Workshop Day: Wednesday 2pm-4pm Entrance fee: $16 Ticketing info: Tickets essential via KL office. Limited to 75 participants. Venue: Kadina Town Hall Each ethnic group which has migrated to Australia has

brought with them their own distinctive cuisine. The Cornish brought pies and pasties. At this workshop you will learn about Cornish cooking, enjoy afternoon tea and make your own pasty using the traditional recipe and method of local descendants of Cornish settlers. There is nothing quite like the smell and taste of a freshly cooked pasty you have made yourself. Do not miss out. This event has been booked out for the last two festivals.

Geryow-an evening of words and wine Day: Wednesday 6.30 pm Entrance fee: $25 includes two-course meal Ticketing info: Selling as tables or individuals. Tickets essential; please purchase from the Copper Coast librariesKadina 8821 0444, Moonta 8825 1511, Wallaroo 8823 2924. Venue:Prince Edward Hotel, Wallaroo Join us for an evening with visiting authors Liz Harfull and Bronwyn Parry who will speak about their rural Australian stories. Liz is author of ‘Blue Ribbon Cookbook’ and ‘Women of the Land’ and has captured the lives and experiences of rural Australians through her writing. Bronwyn is author of three very popular Australian romantic suspense novels using outback settings as her backdrop. Meg’s Bookshop from Pt Pirie will have guest authors’ books available for purchase. Sponsors include Kadina Medical Centre and District Council of the Copper Coast.

Thursday, 23rd May Cornish Seminar Day: Thursday; Registrations 8.30am, commencement 8.50am Entrance fee: $55 inc. lunch, morning/afternoon teas and bound copy of papers Ticketing info: Tickets/registration essential via KL office Venue: Wallaroo Town Hall The theme for the 2013 seminar is ‘Cornish Life Beyond the Mines’, with a focus on Australian contexts. Papers will feature contributions to Australian life by individuals and families from Cornwall or of Cornish descent, in a range of areas including seafaring, farming, literature, music and enterprises. The seminar will be opened by the Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorseth, Maureen Fuller.

Melodies Concert Day: Thursday 9.30am for 10am Entrance fee: $10 Ticketing info: Admission fee payable at the door Venue: Kadina Anglican Church Harpist Liesl Warner is guest artist for this one hour music program which is part of the series of Melodies Concerts held throughout the year at the Kadina Anglican Church. Liesl has been involved as harpist for the Kernewek Lowender Bard’s ceremony over the past 28 years and is delighted to now be also performing on harp at this concert at the 2013 Kernewek Lowender. A delicious homemade morning tea will follow the program.

Gowns Through the Ages Day: Thursday Doors open: 1.30pm for 2pm Entrance fee: $5 at the door (no pre-sold tickets) Venue: Kadina Immanuel Lutheran Church (Ewing Street, behind the town hall) Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kadina presents a parade of exquisite gowns through the ages, including ball gowns, night gowns and special occasion gowns. Come along and see the beautiful and unusual gowns people used to wear and then visit our static display of all things old, including floral displays (Friday-Sunday).



20I3 History book launch: Kadina Primary School Day: Thursday Time: 2pm Entrance fee: Free Venue: Kadina Memorial School, Doswell Terrace, Kadina To mark the closure of Kadina Primary School at the end of 2012 and its re-opening in 2013 as Kadina Memorial School (an amalgamation with next-door Kadina Memorial High School), a 140-page hard cover publication detailing Kadina Primary School’s 133 year history has been compiled by long time teacher Ruth Grosser and edited by a parent of the school, journalist Rosemary Cock. The book’s foreword has been penned by former student (and SA Premier) John Olsen AO; who will officially launch the book. Afternoon will include Maypole demonstrations. Books will be available for purchase.

Discover Wallaroo’s historic buildings and ghost stories by local historians. The museum is open daily from 10am-4pm and houses three buildings of heritage displays, information, souvenirs. Well worth a visit.

Book launch – ‘That boy, Jack’ Day: Thursday 11am Entrance: free Venue: Kadina Community Library, 1a Doswell Tce, Kadina The launch of the latest book for children by Janeen Brian, entitled ‘That boy, Jack’. It is an historical fiction adventure set in the early days of the Cornish in Australia, including in the mining region of the Copper Triangle. The launch will be conducted by Kernewek Lowender Writers’ Children’s Patron, Rosanne Hawke.

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President’s Dinner

Day: Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm Entrance fee: floral display $2, refreshments $4 Venue: Kadina Wesley Uniting Church hall This display demonstrates creative use of flowers and accessories which will evoke memories of special life moments. Enjoy the atmosphere created by the maypole and Cornish cottage located in front of the church, and then browse a well-stocked trading table and enjoy refreshments in the adjoining hall.

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*Wallaroo Heritage Walks and Ghost Tours Day: Thursday-Sunday 2pm for 90 minutes Ticketing: Tour tickets available from Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum. Adults $6, Children $3. Bookings essential; enquiries (08) 8823 3015. Venue: Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum, Jetty Road, Wallaroo

Kernewek lowender Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta Band Concert Day: Thursday 7.30pm Entrance fee: $5 Ticketing info: Admission fee payable at the door Venue: Wallaroo Town Hall This year marks 150 years of continuous Brass Band playing on the Copper Coast and the KWM Band has chosen for this concert a selection of marches, medleys and popular tunes to reflect the band’s long and unique history. True to its name, the KWM Band is proud and delighted to be playing in each of the Copper Triangle towns during the 2013 Cornish Festival. Come along and enjoy yourselves.

Friday, 24th May Meet the Writers

Day: Thursday 6.30pm Entrance fee: $40, tickets essential via KL office Venue: Kadina Golf Club President of the Kernewek Lowender (and Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Coast) Paul Thomas hosts this informal dinner which in 2013 will celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary. Special guest speaker is John Olsen AO.

Day: Thursday 6.30pm Tickets: $22 includes meal; bookings at the Seagate 8825 3270 Venue: Seagate, Moonta Bay A delicious meal with poetry and prose being read. Winners of the Max Fatchen Writers competition, ‘Smugglers and Other Sinners’ will be announced. Local writers’ books and anthologies for sale.

Day: Friday 9.30am Entrance fee: Free, includes morning tea Ticketing: no tickets required Venue: Moonta Community Library, Blanche Terrace, Moonta Visiting and local authors will be introduced and available for informal chats over morning tea. Their books will be available for sale and signing. See the website closer to the date for a list of attending authors. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Writers’ Committee.

BankSA Moonta Parade and Street Party Day: Friday 10.30am Entrance fee: Free Venue: George Street, Moonta Staged by the Moonta Progress Association in conjunction with Moonta National Trust, this event will feature the Maypole (11.30am) and Furry (12.15pm) Dances, a school Cornish pasty bake-off, a festive parade of floats (10.30am) and street stalls.

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20I3 The official opening (at 2pm) will also be held as part of this celebration, with entertainment in Queen Square to follow including fun and games in the Piskey Hollow, Polly Thomas Hat competition, wrestling, live music and Best Beard competition. This day is proudly sponsored by BankSA.

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President of Kernewek Lowender Inc Paul Thomas will officially open the Kernewek Lowender at the rotunda, as part of Moonta’s Parade and Street Party event. Special guests will include dignitaries and past committee members to mark the festival’s 40th anniversary. Limited seating only, byo chairs welcome.

*Bonnets and Bibles Day: Friday–Sunday 10am–4.30pm Entrance fee: $2 adults, children free (must be accompanied by an adult) Ticketing: pay at the door Venue: Kadina Anglican Church Take a journey down memory lane as you browse through the headwear of yesteryear in this unique display of hats and Bibles through the ages. Come and enjoy the history of the church built in 1910. Tea and coffee and cake available to purchase for $3.

*“Anything old” collectibles display Day: Friday 10am–4pm; Saturday 9am–4pm; Sunday 11am–4pm Entrance: $2 at the door Venue: Kadina Immanuel Lutheran Church (Ewing Street, behind the town hall). A static display of collectibles including household and farming articles of yesteryear, with items from the 1800s. Also floral arrangements, trading table and refreshments available. Church service 9.30am on Sunday.

Cornish Pasty Bake-Off Day: Friday approx. 11am Venue: George Street, Moonta Entrance fee: free Held as part of Moonta’s Street Party event, local school children will compete in a Cornish pasty bake-off, preparing their morsels in the main street, cooking them at Moonta Area School Hospitality Centre, and then returning them to the main street stage area for judging.

Maypole Dance Day: Friday 11.30am Entrance fee: free Venue: George Street, Moonta One of the most popular events on the Kernewek Lowender program, the Maypole Dance is a traditional dance performed in Cornwall in celebration of “May Day”, heralding the onset of Spring. Costumed school children dance in a circle each holding a coloured ribbon attached to a large pole. The ribbons are intertwined and plaited either on to the pole itself or into a web around the pole. The dancers then retrace their steps exactly in order to unravel the ribbons. There are numerous different dances performed, each with its unique combinations of steps creating an array of varied patterns. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

Furry Dance Day: Friday 12.15pm Entrance fee: free Venue: George Street, Moonta The Furry Dance is one of the oldest traditional Cornish customs and has been a highlight of every Copper Coast Cornish festival. Children dressed in authentic costume will dance and weave their way along Moonta streets. The Furry Dance originated in Helston, Cornwall, and dates back to preChristian times.

Official opening Day: Friday 2pm Entrance fee: free Venue: Queen Square, Moonta

*Cornish Wrestling and Strongman competition Day: Friday and Saturday; various times Entrance fee: free Venue: Queen Square, Moonta on Friday; Victoria Square, Kadina on Saturday Watch the art of Pan-Celtic wrestling and enjoy wrestling and Strongman demonstrations of various weight classes.

Book launch – “Tipping Point” Day: Friday 3.15pm Entrance: free Venue: Moonta Uniting Church Book launch followed by afternoon tea at small charge provided by Moonta Uniting Church Fellowship in church hall. In a change from historical fiction, Roger Norris-Green, author of “Outcast”, “Seagulls” and “Secrets” has written a social justice novel torn from today’s climate change headlines. “Tipping Point” is packed with romance, intrigue and mounting suspense. All is not as it seems in quiet, peaceful Port Hughes! Signed copies available $20; 10% of all launch sales to go to Uniting World Overseas Aid.

Meet the Cornish Day: Friday 6.30pm Entrance fee: $25 Ticketing info: Tickets essential via the KL office Venue: Wallaroo Town Hall A traditional Methodist chapel tea with toasts, Cornish Grace, dialect recitations, music and speeches. A “Get to Know You” segment enables old neighbours and friends to catch up. This is to be followed by a concert featuring young Adelaide singer Catherine Hancock (who is the grand daughter of Kernewek Lowender’s Patron Richard Hancock and the great-greatgranddaughter of Captain Henry Richard Hancock), the 30strong Cornish Association of SA Singing Group, Cellist Jenny Cowley, and Ralph Thomas of Perth, a Cornish-born former miner who is a great raconteur. Book early.

Country and Western Concert Day: Friday 8pm Entrance fee: $15 adults, concession $12 Ticketing info: available from Lorraine Darling 8821 3445 or KL office Venue: Kadina Town Hall A wonderful concert featuring the renowned Tracey Rains and Claypan Band and the O’Brien family, performing a selection of hits from such artists as Patsy Cline, Lorretta Lynn, Connie Francis, Slim Dustry, Lee Kernaghan, Martina Mcbride, Leanne Rimes and Anne Murray, as well as original material.

Saturday, 25th May Rotary Village Green Fair Day: Saturday from 8.30am Entrance: free Venue: Victoria Square, Kadina Hosted by the Rotary Club of NYP, Kadina’s Victoria Square will be filled with market stalls amid entertainment from the rotunda, the Maypole (noon) and Furry (12.45) Dances, children’s activities in the Piskey Hollow, and the parade and announcement of the Cousin Jack and Jenny competitions sponsored by NYP Quilters.

Heritage Football and Netball Day: Saturday 9.30am–5pm Entrance fee: $6. Admission fee at the gate Venue: Moonta oval Local rival sporting clubs from the Cornish towns of Kadina and Moonta face off in netball and football contests, the A grade teams from both codes vying for the Lowender Shield. Enjoy the atmosphere of a typical camaraderie-filled day of football and netball games, at Moonta. Just enter Moonta oval and park your car around the oval perimeter for a front row view of the action.

Maypole and Furry Dancing Day: Saturday; Maypole noon; Furry 12.45pm Entrance fee: free Venue: Victoria Square, Kadina The Maypole dancing from local school children dressed in authentic costume will commence at noon, followed by the splendour of the Furry Dance at 12.45 pm. These events will be held in conjunction with the Rotary Club of NYP’s Village Green markets in Victoria Square, Kadina.

Cousin Jack and Jenny competition Day: Saturday in Victoria Square approx. 2.30pm Dress up and join in the fun of the fair at Victoria Square in Kadina, as part of NYP Rotary’s Village Green Fair. The generous NYP Quilters group have provided substantial prize money for this popular competition.

Pasty Making Workshop Day: Saturday 10am–noon Venue: Kadina Town Hall Tickets: $16; book at Kernewek Lowender office Each ethnic group which has migrated to Australia has brought with them their own distinctive cuisine. The Cornish brought pies and pasties. At this workshop you will learn about Cornish cooking, enjoy afternoon tea and make your own pasty using the traditional recipe and method of local descendants of Cornish settlers. There is nothing quite like the smell and taste of a freshly cooked pasty you have made yourself. Do not miss out. This event has been booked out for the last two festivals.

*Copper Coast Market Ceilidh Day: Friday 8.30pm Entrance fee: $10 Tickets: available from KL office or the venue Venue: Weeroona Hotel Singing, dancing and recitations in pub-style settings has been a feature of celtic village life for many years. At the festival, this tradition is celebrated at the Ceilidh (derived from the Gaelic word meaning a visit or house party). The 2013 event will feature acclaimed Cornish folk singer from Chicago, Jim Wearne, the Crowdy Crawn Band, Shane ‘The Bloke’ Potter, and Dave McDougall on didgeridoo.

Day: Saturday 8.30am-4pm; Sunday 11am-3pm Venue: Moonta Uniting Church hall complex, Robert Street, Moonta (opposite Moonta’s Queen Square) Tickets: free Hosted by the Copper Coast Market, come, explore and enjoy $3 Devonshire tea and Cornish pasties. A selection of craft and produce stalls including Bromeliad plants, Cornish pasties, cakes and slices, children’s applique clothes, soft toys and hair accessories, folk art and teddy bears, handmade cards, framed paper tole, wood burning and embroidery, jewellery, local author, bric-a-brac, doll display, with art from NYP Art group and gallery.




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Day: Saturday 8.30am-4pm; Sunday 11am-3pm Venue: At the back of the Moonta Uniting Church hall complex, Robert Street, Moonta (opposite Moonta’s Queen Square) Tickets: free A display of local artists’ works in various media.

to explore their own appreciation and understanding of the significance of Piran’s “Cornish mission”, and possible parallels with the challenges of pioneering church life in contemporary Australian culture. Sponsored by Cowethas Peran Sans – Australia [The Fellowship of St Piran — Australia]. Coordianted by Revs Robin Pryor, Prof Robert Gribben, Ted Curnow and others [CAV].

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Day: Saturday 2pm Entrance fee: $12 Ticketing info: available from M. Francis 8825 3171 and A. Fry 8825 3824 Venue: All Saints Anglican Church at Moonta An afternoon of music you won’t forget from Ilumina, a group of enthusiastic women who share a love of singing, music, harmonies and performance, directed by Rosemary Nairn OAM with accompanists Betty Tothill OAM and Helen Angove. Devonshire tea to follow.

Day: Saturday 7.30pm Entrance fee: $20 adults, $10 school age children Ticketing: Tickets via KL office or at the door if not sold out Venue: Wallaroo Town Hall Don’t miss this fantastic showcase of Yorke Peninsula musical talent, featuring many singers from the popular local Make-A-Wish Singing with the Stars shows. Co-ordinated by Scott Mercer (with lighting and sound from Mad Panic Promotions), the line-up will include Nick Bruce, Sue Gerschwitz, Paul Smith, Janine Mercer, Sonya Rankin, Taylah Wreford, Ben Allen, Kiara Mercer, Caitlin Hill, Gavin Schilling, Stephen Lodge and SASSE. Also a guest appearance from young Adelaide singer Catherine Hancock (lead singer in Little Women the Musical and great-great-granddaughter of famous Moonta Mines superintendent from 1864-1898, Captain Henry Richard Hancock). This KL event is sure to be a sell out so book your table or individual tickets early from The Farm Shed!

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Gathering of the Bards Day: Saturday 2.30pm Entrance fee: Free event Ticketing info: No tickets/bookings required Venue: Davies Square, Wallaroo This noble and moving ceremony conducted in the ancient Cornish language will be led by the Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, Maureen Fuller. Clad in traditional blue robes, the Bards—many of whom travel from around the world to participate—proceed in procession to the Gathering circle. Harp music, a choir, banners, flags and dancing all make for a special occasion. This event is proudly coordinated by Kernewek Lowender and the Cornish Bards of Australia.

Workshop on Cornish Prayer and Spirituality 3: Introducing St Piran and his land Day: Saturday 2pm to 4pm Entrance fee: $10 Ticketing info: Admission at the door. Advance notice of interest to attend appreciated to Robin Pryor. Phone (03) 5988 5257. 60 Bass Meadows Boulevard, St Andrews Beach, VIC 3941. Email Venue: Wallaroo Uniting Church Based around a PowerPoint visual presentation, an exploration of the impact of the life of St Piran on Cornwall and its Christian history and landscape. An opportunity for participants

This is an opportunity for a lovely night out with friends and family. Your ticket includes a delicious three course meal and dinner dance music. Enjoy smoked trout, octopus, oysters, snapper, prawns, garfish and squid, and finsh with pavlova!

Sunday, 26th May Blessing the Waters

A night of Harmony – Lobethal Harmony Choir Day: Saturday 7.30pm Entrance fee: $10 Ticketing info: Tickets via the KL office, Robertsons of Kadina or at the door if not sold out Venue: Kadina Wesley Uniting Church This amazing choir presents music that ranges from powerful renditions, to humorous pieces to stirring songs of the soul. Formed in 1878 this male choir still maintain their popularity, with the strength and versatility of their performance. Supporting artists will present both vocal and instrumental items to provide the perfect balance. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kadina Wesley Uniting Church.

Seafood Extravaganza Day: Saturday 6.30pm for 7pm Entrance fee: $50. Tickets essential via the KL office Venue: Wallaroo Community Sports Club

Day: Sunday 8am Entrance fee: Free event Ticketing info: No tickets/bookings required Venue: Wallaroo Sailing Club The idyllic foreshore setting of the Wallaroo Sailing Club is the ideal venue for this morning Blessing of the Waters ceremony. It is an event which remembers the hardships of previous generations, many of whom sailed from faraway lands to Wallaroo and Moonta in search of a secure lifestyle and work in the mines or smelters. Enjoy a hearty Aussie breakfast after the blessing service. Another event proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

Aussie Breakfast Day: Sunday 8.30am Entrance fee: Cost applies for breakfast Ticketing info: No tickets/bookings required Venue: Wallaroo Sailing Club A breakfast which commences after the Blessing of the Waters, and is open to all. It has also proven to be a popular vantage point from which to view the passing Copper Coast Classic Cavalcade. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

RAA Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles Day: Sunday departs 10am Entrance fee: Car entrance $45 Ticketing info: Direct participant enquiries to Claire Bettess: (08) 8821 4721. No bookings required for spectators. Venue: Departs Viterra Marshalling Yards at 10am. A well known Kernewek Lowender event which attracts more than 500 entries from around Australia. The Classic Cavalcade comprises veteran, vintage and classic vehicles and motorcycles, all more than the mandatory 30 years old. Travelling from Wallaroo to Moonta and on to Kadina, thousands of people line the route to wave participants on. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

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Cavalcade Fun Fair

A Celtic Reflection

Day: Sunday 11.30am–4pm Entrance fee: $5 adults Children under 10 free Ticketing info: Admission fee at the gate Venue: Copper Coast Sport and Leisure Centre, Kadina The vehicles from the RAA/Rosewarne’s Classic Cavalcade of Cars and Motor Cycles gather at this fun fair event from 11.30am, at the Kadina oval. It allows the public, and vehicle buffs, the opportunity for a close-up view of the magnificent machines, and a chance to chat with the vehicle owners. There is entertainment for the whole family, including lunch and refreshment stalls, a licensed bar, merchandise stalls, fun fair rides, trophy presentations, and the 'Legends of Rock n Roll' band and dancers. This event is proudly coordinated by the Kernewek Lowender Committee.

Day: Sunday 2pm Entrance fee: $15 Ticketing info: Tickets essential please. Purchase from the Wallaroo Nautical and Heritage Museum or KL Office Venue: St Mary's Anglican Church, Hughes Street, Wallaroo St Mary’s Anglican Church is the oldest church still in service in Wallaroo and having been well preserved is a pleasure to visit. The Celtic reflection afternoon will be a lively afternoon of Celtic music and song from the well-known Bal Canto singers and musicians. There will be reflections and insight into some of the landmark businesses which once lined the streets of Wallaroo (predominantly a Welsh town) and an opportunity to share stories of family and friends over a Celtic afternoon tea. Welsh family history will be on display. This event is proudly coordinated by the members of St Mary’s Anglican Church.

Ecumenical Heritage Church Service Day: Sunday. Doors open 12.30pm. Community singing 1pm. Service 2pm Entrance fee: Free event. However, offerings will be collected during the service Ticketing info: No tickets/bookings required Venue: Moonta Mines Uniting Church This iconic festival event which always attracts hundreds of people is held at the beautiful and historically significant Moonta Mines Uniting Church, and will again feature the Metropolitan Male Choir. Community singing precedes the 2 pm service, and the advice is to arrive early, with doors opening at 12.30pm. This church holds 1200 people and is filled to capacity at every festival. An event proudly coordinated by the Moonta Mines Uniting Church.

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20I3 Kernewek lowender Cooking Cornish cuisine CORNISH celebrity chef Sophie Budd will feature at the Patio Restaurant, Moonta Bay, on the Friday and Saturday evenings of the Kernewek Lowender. “I have been to SA once, but never to Yorke Peninsula, so I am really looking forward to this; although I have an Aussie man and an Aussie dog, Cornwall is so close to my heart that I want to see what goes on over there at the festival,” she said. A graduate of the renowned Cornwall Catering College, Sophie now runs her own successful business in Perth, Taste Budds Cooking Studio. Of the many aspects of cooking she enjoys, she said one is teaching people how to improve their cooking skills and instilling confidence in those who join her classes. “I believe it is unnecessary to use complex and often difficult recipes in a quest for preparing

food that is full of flavour,” she said. “Simple ingredients, simply cooked, are my passion.” Her culinary journey started when she was 14, working at a local pub peeling potatoes for two and a half pounds an hour. “Although helping my parents cook a full English meal at their bed and breakfast from a young age may have been the real beginning,” she said. At 16, she attended catering college and quickly found herself on work experience at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, becoming part of the team. “Rick was my idol and I soaked up the amazing atmosphere of a big kitchen, daily finding myself elbow deep in fish guts — heaven!” she recalled. Sophie said there was nothing quite like cooking with

Event: The Swanky Experience Date: Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25 Venue: The Patio Restaurant, Moonta Bay Time: Dinner Details: Cost $80, for tickets phone 8825 2473

fresh wild sea bass. “A fisherman we named John the Bass would sit on a cliff, throw out a line, catch the bass, and bring them straight into the restaurant where we gutted them; it was pretty awesome,” she said. “Now chefs can order their fish prepared from the market.” Sophie became a head chef at the age of 21, running the kitchen in a 16th century inn in Cornwall, serving traditional pub grub and a huge range of seafood to hundreds of punters daily. In London, she joined the famed Fuller’s Brewery,

becoming head chef in some of its city bars, but London was a pretty hectic lifestyle and the coastlines of Cornwall called. With perfect timing, a job as chef de partie at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall fell into her lap. “This is where I got my love of teaching, enjoying the rewards of coaching people, sharing knowledge and seeing them accomplished chefs at the end,” she said. Then it was off to Australia. “I will only be gone for two years Mum, one in Oz and one in NZ,” she said. “Oops, that was 2007!” Living two streets from The Cooking Professor’s Cooking School in Perth, she knocked on the door, Peter Kenyon opened and from that moment the teaching career began. Forging a great friendship with Peter, Sophie’s classes became very popular and always fullybooked. In recent times, Sophie was offered the job of sous chef to Prince Charles and has cooked a barbecue with the Duke of Edinburgh and met the Queen.

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20I3 Kernewek lowender Sail into history at Wallaroo Museum A MUST-see for visitors to the Kernewek Lowender is the awardwinning Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum on Jetty Road. The museum is housed in the town’s first post office (18651910) and provides a fascinating insight into the early heritage of Wallaroo. It includes extensive displays of the copper smelting era (18611923), maritime, postal and telephone history, religion, civic affairs, sport, entertainment, railways, the war years and general

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local history. The strong Welsh, Cornish, Scottish and English influence is shown in the many displays, depicting a bygone era. The days of sail are finely illustrated in the large nautical section where visitors can follow the close links the area had with copper mining and smelting, agriculture and the sea. The history of the port of Wallaroo is depicted with photographs, maps, charts, paintings, large ship models, documents, old record books, videos and even a full size fishing and rowing boat, The McKee. More than 2000 exhibits will capture your imagination and take you back to an era of flapping canvas, creaking with the sounds of rough seas and the smell of the

fresh sea air. Another intriguing exhibit is George the giant squid, found inside a giant whale caught off Albany, WA, many years ago. George is now preserved in a large glass case for all to see. The Cornish shipwrecks display depicts the history of wrecks on the Cornish coastline and features dramatic photos of these events. Wallaroo has a connection with the 1912 Titanic disaster with a display telling the story of Mrs Evelyn James, ex-stewardess and survivor of the Titanic sinking. Mrs James lived in Wallaroo with her husband Dr W. A. James in 1914. During the Kernewek Lowender, the Wallaroo Museum will be open daily 10am to 4pm. Group bookings are welcome and may be arranged by phoning 8823 3015.

Discover Wallaroo’s haunted past AS part of the Kernewek Lowender, the Wallaroo branch of the National Trust will again be hosting its popular historical walking tours. The walks will depart from the Wallaroo Heritage and Nautical Museum, Jetty Road, at 2pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23-26. Locals and visitors can

discover Wallaroo’s haunted past, hear ghost stories and learn hidden secrets on the fascinating 90-minute walking tour of historic Wallaroo. You may see Captain Burge, the old sea salt who haunts the Pier One Restaurant, or Lydia Gully, the grief-stricken woman who committed suicide in the Weeroona Hotel and

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still haunts the 1861 hotel today. You will also pass a number of Wallaroo’s heritage sites. Volunteers from the Wallaroo National Trust branch will be your guides. Cost for each tour is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For enquiries or bookings, phone 8823 3015.

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Showcasing seafood Sonny COOMBS JOURNALIST

● SEAFOOD BOUNTY... Kernewek Lowender council liaison Bill Clarke said the seafood industry will be recognised at this year’s festival.

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pepper squid, and pavlova for dessert. “The idea behind the event is to showcase the seafood of the Copper Coast and surrounding areas during the Cornish Festival,” Mr Clarke said. “We have pretty good seafood on the Copper Coast and while we don’t have a wine culture we are building on our seafood strength. “We have a long history in the seafood industry with people fishing for garfish, whiting, prawns, squid, snapper and we have even had people try to establish mussels and oysters.” Kernerwek Lowender Committee president Paul Thomas said fishing is important to the Cornish history because it offered an alternative profession to mining. “Obviously this area with the

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sea provided a familiar pastime or income to the newly-arrived Cornishmen,” Mr Thomas said. He said, over the years, the Kernewek Lowender Committee has organised events linked to fishing in the festival. “For many years, the festival included a Fisherman’s Wharf event either near the Wallaroo jetty or Office Beach on the Sunday afternoon,” Mr Thomas said. “This would involve many seafood stalls, entertainment and cooking demonstrations but

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unfortunately with the loss of the long weekend it was an event, due to the cost of staging, no longer incorporated with the festival program. “However, recognition of the sea and fishing is still acknowledged with the Sunday morning service, Blessing of the Waters, held at the Sailing Club beach. “This service of thanks recognises the bounty of the sea and the safe passage on the sea for the new Australians from Cornwall and Wales.”

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ADELAIDE soprano Catherine Hancock, 20, will feature in Meet the Cornish in the Wallaroo Town Hall on Friday, May 24. Catherine is a fifth generation descendent of Captain Henry Richard Hancock, and granddaughter of Richard and Diana Hancock, who have been involved with the Kernewek Lowender since its inception, including Richard as patron for many years. Catherine’s father Sandy attended several early festivals, winning the junior

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Catherine’s passion for musical theatre began at Seymour College where, as well as formal vocal training, she was involved in the school’s theatrical program. She acted in a lead role in her year 12 drama production, was a member of the school’s a capella ensemble and was leader of the school choir. Since leaving school,

Catherine has continued her singing tuition and launched herself into Adelaide’s musical theatre scene. In June, Catherine is playing the protagonist role of Jo March in the upcoming SA premiere of Little Women: the Musical, and is also cast in the major role of Pegeen in The Playboy of the Western World in November.

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20I3 Kernewek lowender Paul’s hand-built vehicles on parade Nick PERRY JOURNALIST

MOONTA’S Paul Coole has spent more than 5000 hours building five scaled-down vehicles which will be driven in the BankSA Moonta Parade. He built his first scaleddown vehicle, a horseless carriage, in 2007, and although it was not specifically for the Cornish Festival it was the appropriate era. The festival has now become an important occasion for the vehicles, so much so Paul is considering selling the only one which does not fit the era to make room for his next project. “Seeing the vehicles going along in the procession gives you a good feeling, and the kids get a good buzz out of it,” he said. “When you are lining up to

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start the procession, lots of people come up and ask about them, they are really interested. “I started in 2007 with a horseless carriage because I saw a photo and thought it would make a nice scaleddown model; then, after that was finished, I wondered what else I could make. “For the materials I visit scrap yards, rubbish dumps and garage sales, and then use anything else I can find — my motorbike’s headlight is a toilet brush holder.” Paul’s latest creation is a three-wheel motorcycle, based on a vehicle produced between

1904 and 1920, which took him 700 hours to build. It will join two other motorbikes, a truck and the carriage in the parade, which leaves from Military Road at 10.30am on Friday, May 24. The parade will turn down Blanche Street and into George Street, down to Queen Square, turning left up William Street and left again down Robert Street, and back to Military Road. George Street will be a mall all day with local businesses having sidewalk trading and there will be entertainment and more food available in Queen Square.

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YOU won’t be able to miss the Copper Coast Battle Dragons Club float in the BankSA Moonta Parade on Friday, May 24. Their club’s dragon boat will carry a giant seven-metre Cornish pasty. Members have been busy constructing a framework, painting the covering and designing the crimping on top. The club comprises 27 members and enjoyed its first competitive season in 2012-13 in its own right, having previously been amalgamated with an Adelaide club. “We have competed in the Australian Masters Games in Adelaide and Regional Masters in Port Pirie and against Adelaide clubs,” spokesperson Jean Hutchings said. “A crew consists of 18 or 20 paddlers, a sweep and a drummer.” Jean said although the club does have cancer survivors and those who have had a brush with the disease, it is comprised of all sorts of people. “We are about being healthy, and are quite happy coming last — we are not a win at all costs club,” she said.

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● PLANNING MODE... Copper Coast Battle Dragons Club members Bronte Rodda, Sue Jamieson, Melissa Roennfeldt, Angie Lange, Jenny Roach, Kim Gloyn and Di McDowell discuss plans for the giant pasty which can be seen in all its glory in the BankSA Moonta Parade. Dragon boating is a growing sport which is competitive, social, and fun. In fact, with more than 50 million paddlers participating annually in competitions worldwide, it is said to be the fastest growing water sport in the world. Dragon boating has a significantly rich history being a

tradition in southern China for more than 2000 years. The boat is deeply imbedded in China’s dragon culture, with each having an ornately carved dragon’s head at the bow and a tail in the stern. The boat is painted with scales and the paddles symbolically represent the dragon’s claws.

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THE Apex clubs of Northern Yorke Peninsula have made a considerable contribution to the success of Kernewek Lowender over the past 40 years. When the festival started in 1973, membership to Apex was only allowed to young men under 40 years of age. The first executive KL committee contained Wallaroo Apexians David Thomas (secretary), Bill Bolmeyer (publicity) and Glen Allen (treasurer). Kadina Apex was represented by Grant Fuss (fair entertainment) and “Apexiannes” Chris Venning (Golya) and Ros Paterson (Cornish heritage). Involvement by the Moonta club came with Jon Black and Paul Skinner running the procession, helped by fellow members and other volunteers. The Wallaroo and Moonta clubs have since closed but former members are still involved with the Kernewek

Lowender in varying capacities. Life member of Wallaroo Apex Andy West is still heavily involved. Kadina’s Mark Southam organised the Village Green Fair from 1979-2011 and is now the property officer, a job held by Trevor Correll for many years. Daughter of a life member, Bethany Paterson, is a member of the Kadina club, and organises the Maypole and Furry Dance for young people. Her mother Ros still serves as the Cornish heritage officer. Kadina life member Dr Tim Wood and his wife Sandy are very involved with the festival. Sandy was the convener of the KL Art Prize and Tim, a former president, is coordinating the adult and young people’s Furry Dance in Kadina. The Apex Club of Kadina has, for all 40 years, provided volunteers for a number of events, sold Cornish Miner’s hats, moved cartons of Swanky around the three towns, and worked at the Village Green Fair which was held in Kadina from

1975 until 2011. David Rosewarne has served on a variety of committees and is now connected with the Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles. Now both Rotary and Lions also have strong representation on the Kernewek Lowender committees with the Rotary Club of Northern Yorke Peninsula providing volunteers for the Kernewek Lowender Art Prize for many years. The first president of Kernewek Lowender was Rotarian Keith Russack. Current president of Kernewek Lowender is Rotarian Paul Thomas and vice-president Gerry Guerin is a Lion. Guest speaker at the President’s Dinner this festival is the Honourable John Olsen AO who not only was an Apexian and later a Rotarian, but he also served a term as president of the Kernewek Lowender. Service clubs are a valuable asset to the life of the Copper Coast, why not consider joining them?

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KWM Band making music for 150 years Ros WHITE REPORTER

IN its 150th anniversary year, the Kadina Wallaroo Moonta Band is also celebrating its 40-year involvement with the Kernewek Lowender. “I recall marching in the first procession at Moonta, with two outrider police ahead of us pushing the crowd back — it was just a sea of people,” long-time band member Jeff Roberts recalled. Old and new blood is flowing in the band, with ages ranging from 15 to 88. Moving to the Copper Coast five years ago, Linda and Malcolm Kinch have taken on positions of bandmaster and president respectively, and are encouraging young musicians to join the current 34 members. “Linda and I are helping out with the junior and senior bands at the high school, and hopefully some students will make the progression to the KWM Band,” Malcolm said. Both talented musicians, the Kinchs played for the Royal Ballet Orchestra at Covent Garden in the UK, Linda a violinist and Malcolm a base trombone player, and in provincial town theatres. Linda is leader of the Marlborough String Quartet in Adelaide and, with a career in strings, taught herself to play saxophone and joined the band of which Malcolm was already a

● BANDING TOGETHER... KWM Band bandmaster Linda Kinch, long-time member Jeff Roberts and president Malcolm Kinch. member. Stalwart Jeff Roberts, who joined in the 1940s, said the band has had an illustrious career, although never recognised as a marching band. “Brass bands are in the Cornish blood,” Jeff said. “It was also one of the forerunners of having female members, often with father-daughter

combinations. “When it made a name for itself in its heyday, it was 100 per cent brass, and to hear that sound made the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. “Now the band comprises brass and woodwind instruments, it’s technically a concert band, and the only active one on the peninsula.” All agree having a band play live

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music adds atmosphere to ceremonies such as Anzac Day and Australia Day and other community events. “The audiences become participants just by being there and listening,” Linda said. “We are not a perfect band, but locals enjoy the music and it helps to foster community spirit.”



Dressing of the Graves to honour miners and more TWENTY-nine people will be honoured during the Dressing of the Graves at the Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta cemeteries on Wednesday, May 22. Those to be honoured have interesting stories; one man was a miner who was the son of a soldier stationed in Gibralta and a Portugeuse lady, proven by DNA. Another person to be honoured lost his team of bullocks and walked all the way from Wagga Wagga to Geelong before returning home to South Australia. A family man connected with a young woman convicted and transported to Tasmania for receiving a stolen horse will also be honoured. The book of citations for the Dressing of the Graves ceremonies mentions other recipients including a tin streamer, mine captain, timber man, coal miner, smelter worker, waterside worker, farmer, shopkeeper and baker. This book is the third in the series to be prepared by Ros Paterson with a great deal of help from sub-committee members in Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo and overseen by event committee chairperson Carlene Woolcock. It will be on sale at each of the main cemetery gates on the Wednesday as well as at The Farm Shed Kadina, the Moonta Tourist Information Centre and book and souvenir stands. Event: Dressing the Graves Date: Wednesday, May 22 Venue: Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta cemeteries Time: 9am, 11.30am and 2pm Details: Free event


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20I3 Kernewek lowender Grand Bard passionate about Cornish heritage Ros WHITE REPORTER

MAUREEN Fuller is the sixth Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd to visit and participate in Bardic gatherings at the Kernewek Lowender, joining Denis Trevanion, Hugh Miners, Anne Trevennen Jenkin, John Bolitho and Vanessa Beeman. The former teacher was installed as Grand Bard in September in Cornwall. According to the Western Morning News, in her first major speech in the post she said many people are ignorant of Cornwall’s culture and language because schools fail to educate children

about their history. She called on teachers and educators to do more to celebrate and promote Cornish distinctiveness. “Cornish history should be taught in schools,” she said. “Children are thoroughly taught English history but Cornish history is absent from the curriculum of most schools. “All children need to know about their heritage and our Cornish children should be taught about the past so they understand why things today are as they are.” Maureen was born at Saltash on the River

Tamar in eastern Cornwall, and later became a teacher and youth leader. She stayed at her childhood school in Saltash for 39 years, teaching her pupils the Cornish language and history. In 1973, she joined Wella Brown’s Cornish language class and became a language bard at Nine Maidens, a stone circle at St Columb, in 1977. She has served as an examiner secretary in Cornish language from 1981-2011, holding marshaling positions in Bardic ceremonies. In 1981, Maureen joined Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish

Event: Gathering of the Bards Date: Saturday, May 25 Venue: Davies Square, Wallaroo Time: 2.30pm

Language Board) and soon became the exam secretary, a position she held for 29 years until last year. In 1991, she was asked to be Senior Steward in the Gorsedd, in 1994 Junior Marshal and in 1997 Gorsedd Marshal, organising all the Gorsedd ceremonies. In 2009, she became the Deputy Grand Bard at the Gorsedd in Longstone Park in Saltash, where

The Lady of Little Cornwall AN integral part of this year’s Bardic ceremony at Wallaroo is the receival of The Lady of Little Cornwall and her presentation of fruit, flowers and grain to the Grand Bard of the Cornish Gorsedd, Maureen Fuller. Caitlin Bettess, 17, has been chosen as the Lady of Little Cornwall because of

her ties with the district and Cornwall. In the past, the role has been performed by the May Queen, but this position and event has not been possible in 2013. Caitlin is the daughter of Ian and Cherrie Bettess of Strathdowne, Bute; the Bettess family immigrated to South Australia on the

Airlie in 1877 as farmers from Launceston, East Cornwall. Bards are coming from South Australia, New South Wales, Western Australia, Victoria, Cornwall and USA for the event. Maureen Fuller will lead the bards in the moving celebration of Celtic commemoration and song.

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20I3 Kernewek lowender From the 1973 Cornish Festival... ● The name Kernewek Lowender — meaning Cornish happiness — was incorrectly chosen. It should have been Lowender Kernewek. ● Old Moonta residents were against a festival which included Kadina and Wallaroo (that inter-town rivalry was alive and well), feeling they were the only people who should have a Cornish festival. One Moonta cook, renowned for her Cornish food, refused to share her recipes with the organising committee. ● It was estimated more than 10,000 people flocked onto the Moonta oval for the first Fer Kernewek, where Cornish food and pasty stalls abounded, and locally brewed beer called Swanky was available for swigging. ● There was insufficient flour to make pasties and the proprietor of the local flour mill swept the floors to get enough.

● At Wallaroo, a Furry Dance was performed by girls in their netball uniforms. ● A Goyla was held where the food was Australian but with a tasting table of Cornish dishes, including star gazy pie. A fish bone stuck in the throat of a VIP and she had to have it removed at the Wallaroo hospital. ● Ros and Neil Paterson went to Premier Don Dunstan’s motel room to teach him how to make and crimp a pasty as he was competing in the inaugural VIP pasty making competition the next day. ● Unprepared for the influx, petrol stations ran out of Super petrol. ● On the first festival weekend, local shopkeepers couldn’t believe the thousands of visitors who filled the streets, and local publicans laughed all the way to the bank. ● A concert featuring former local residents attracted a large crowd.






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