The Dunolly and District Community News Volume 30 Issue 2 Wednesday 28 January 2015 Dona!on: 50c Winner: Ci!zen of the Year Marie Lovel Joint winner Peter Daly Cr Bob Henderson delivering opening speech Fiona Lindsay, Bob Henderson, Crackers Keenan, Barry Caan Jean Richardson and friends enjoying the day The D Sharps providing entertainment STOP PRESS The new Dunolly Community Bus arrives this week and starts work on Thursday. Congratula!ons to the RTC for persis!ng with this project over three years. We ﬁnally got there! Page 2 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD THE WELCOME RECORD INC. Welcome Record Inc. A0013872F ABN 19299170473 Published by community volunteers at the Dunolly Town Hall 85 Broadway Dunolly Victoria 3472. Phone: (03) 54681054 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dunollynews.org Editors: Susan Anderson Faye Arnold Coral Christensen Oﬃce: Jan Brock (Accounts) Jean Richardson Jenny Sco! Jean Anderson Jan Brock Cynthia Lindsay Rosemary Mecredy Jenny Sco! Prin"ng and Distribu"on: Jan Brock Theresa Milne Graeme Ray Janet Ray Proofreaders: OPENING TIMES Tuesday 9.30am - 3.30pm Wednesday 9.00am -1.00pm Contribu"ons are accepted up to closing "me on Tuesdays. Excep"ons are made only by prior arrangement, or for important community no"ces for the Classiﬁed pages. If in doubt please ring us before 2.00pm on Tuesday to avoid disappointment. All le!ers, ar"cles and classiﬁeds must contain the writer’s full name, home address and day"me telephone number. The Welcome Record aims to present the diversity of viewpoints which reﬂect the concerns and interests of our community. It will not print contribu"ons which are defamatory or being used as an alterna"ve to a personal approach in dealing with a personal issue. The opinions expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of The Welcome Record. Phone 5468 1054 28 January 2015 ROSIE’S RAMBLE Here I am again…….only a week a%er everyone else at the Welcome Record! Do hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying the New Year – in spite of the warm weather. When we were driving to Eaglehawk a week or so ago, I no"ced a couple of hoon Santas who are enjoying themselves so much they haven’t gone back to the North Pole yet. They are in a paddock between Marong and Myers Flat. Santa number one is having a great old "me water skiing behind a speed "nnie! Water is a bit scarce but that hasn’t worried him. The other one is a lesson on racing around paddocks in the dark on a bike. He has collided with a large round bale and he is embedded in it – only head and shoulders and legs and boots visible either end. Presents are sca!ered around the area. It struck me that he must be a very tall Santa – how high is a big bale of hay? I saw a falling star the other night – or was it a satellite or a piece of space junk or a meteorite or even the Space Sta"on? The romance that used to go with falling stars has been sha!ered. I have a fatal a!rac"on for gadgets. Show me something that is supposed to do almost anything in the home be!er and quicker and I covet it. Just as well Mr Ramble only buys gadgets that are ‘really useful’ and can live in the shed or who knows where we’d end up. I think I have men"oned before the jar lid loosener that requires three hands to operate. There’s another jigger shaped like a coat hanger with a thin wire across the bo!om that apparently cuts cakes in half evenly – ha ha. My sewing basket has a ﬁne collec"on of things that are supposed to make the art of sewing and needlework easier – in some clever salesman’s spiel. I have a chuck-out every so o%en – I shi% stuﬀ from one box to another – very brave. At least I am not in the same class as a lady on the TV the other night – my gadgets are all small and haven’t taken over the house. I was looking up the name of a plant in my garden book the other day when I no"ced Platycerium Superbum. What a strange thing to call a perfectly good fern. Then I dug into my small knowledge of La"n – and realised that the word was pronounced Superb-um. Nothing to do with Kim K. a%er all! Rosie INDEX Le!ers Notes from our Councillor Church News Cartoon Important Dates Crossword Story"me Cookery Corner Neighbourhood House Maude Street News Classiﬁeds -Personal/Public No"ces Tailings Loddon Mayoral Column Sport Page 3 Page 3 Page 11 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 18 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD CORK TREE Lisa Mahon is to be commended for bothering to take the •me to get the cork tree put on the Na•onal Trust Signiﬁcant Tree register. If it helps in even a small way to assist the tree to survive for a longer •me then it will be worthwhile. It is good that Lisa has brought this intended move to the no•ce of the Dunolly popula•on before she has gone through the process, thus giving people a chance to raise any concerns they may have with her. Vicky Frizzell TABLE TENNIS GROUP WARNED BY THE RSL Vice President of the Dunolly Bealiba RSL Sub-Branch, Gerard Gunn, issued a warning to the men and women of Dunolly’s mature-age table tennis group just hours a!er the group disbanded late last year. The group had played their sport in the RSL hall for the past seven years. In delivering what he termed a ‘ﬁrst warning’, which included a crude sketch of the hall with a diagonal line drawn through it, Mr Gunn demanded that the table tennis players ‘show some respect’ and return an RSL artefact that Gunn claimed went missing the day the group folded. The item in ques•on, later iden•ﬁed as a framed cer•ﬁcate that congratulated the club on membership numbers for 2006, was found in the RSL bookcase minutes a!er the alarm was raised. Mr Gunn, who is also the RSL’s local welfare oﬃcer, then claimed that the table tennis players must have been responsible for the brief disappearance because they were the only ones who had used the hall a!er he le! the cer•ﬁcate in the RSL kitchen the day before the group played their last match. ‘It is both disrespec#ul and an abomina•on to interfere with, remove or deface RSL artefacts’, said Mr Gunn in his •rade, which was handwri$en in red ink and signed by him on behalf of the Dunolly Bealiba RSL Sub-Branch. His message to the table tennis group was le! face-up and open for anyone to read in Dunolly’s RSL hall. Mr Gunn reminded the players that the hall was ‘a sanctuary to the memory of common decency’ and if the table tennis players abused a privilege, they also forfeited the right to it. Mr Gunn has since refused to withdraw his veiled accusa•on despite the fact that organisa•ons hiring the hall have their morning tea in the kitchen and it had become obvious that someone had moved the cer•ﬁcate from the kitchen to the hall’s display area for safe-keeping. It is also worth no•ng that a number of RSL items of interest on permanent display in the hall have been donated over the years by the table Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 3 tennis players, some of whom are ex-service personnel. Two members of the RSL sub-branch who were also part of the table tennis group, immediately resigned from the RSL a!er reading Mr Gunn’s unexpected outburst. Mr Gunn responded to this by labelling one of them a ‘deserter’, even though he knew that the member in ques•on had spent many hours carrying out volunteer work in the hall. For the past month, the writer of this le$er has called for Mr Gunn to either apologise in wri•ng to the table tennis players or tender his resigna•on as an oﬃce bearer of the local RSL sub-branch. The ﬁrst oﬃcial mee•ng of this district’s RSL members since the incident took place is scheduled for this Friday evening, 30 January. Mike Lester NOTES FROM OUR COUNCILLOR Congratula•ons to the winners of Ci•zen of the Year for Dunolly, Marie Lovel and Peter Daly. A great morning was had by all. Crackers Keenan was great entertainment, but thank you to everybody who assisted in anyway, and who I haven’t men•oned. I must thank Dunolly District Incorporated for pu%ng the event together; thanks team. I also wish to congratulate Be$y Lovel of Bealiba, who was the Central Goldﬁelds Shire Ci•zen of the Year. Maryborough Rotary Club won the Community award. The young ci•zens of the year were, Sophie Williams and Aus•n Lynch. Well done to everybody. A big thank you to all the people who came along and shared this event. Bob Henderson Cr Bob Henderson and ‘Crackers’ Keenan Page 4 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD BALLARAT BEER FESTIVAL AND DUNOLLY DAY TOUR 28 January 2015 A special carriage was a former Vinelander twin berth sleeping car. It was removed from storage in 2010 and allocated to the group to restore to working condi•on and operate on its trains. Its visit to Dunolly was its ﬁrst since the overnight Vinelander train was withdrawn in1993. Further details of the group, its train and tours that it operates may be obtained at www.707opera•ons.com.au. Michael Menzies, 0419 546 251. email: [email protected] AUSTRALIA DAY On Saturday 24 January, 707 Opera#ons Inc. ran a very popular heritage train to Ballarat and Dunolly. During previous years, 707 had operated a diesel hauled train from Melbourne to Ballarat for the Beer Fes#val. For the 2015 event, plans were made to extend the train to Dunolly and return, during the #me that it had previously sat idle in Ballarat. The move proved a winner, as schedule passenger trains have not served Dunolly for more than 20 years. A few #mes per year, special heritage trains pass through Dunolly, but rarely stop there as a des#na#on. Approximately 200 passengers travelled between Melbourne and Ballarat, with many aligh#ng there for the Beer Fes#val, but replaced by more locals taking the opportunity for a rare ride by rail to Dunolly. Many more passengers joined at Creswick, Clunes, Talbot and Maryborough, resul#ng in 340 passengers aligh#ng at Dunolly at 1.30pm. Dunolly turned on a VIP recep#on, with an oﬃcial welcoming party, mini bus tourist shu"les, food and tourism informa#on stalls at the sta#on and plenty to eat and drink from the local bakery and other businesses during the 90 minute visit. Train passengers enjoyed what there was to see and do and appreciated the eﬀort made by locals to welcome them. The train departed for its return journey at 3.00pm, dropping oﬀ local passengers along the way to Ballarat, where the Beer Fes#val crowd joined the train for the homeward trip, depar#ng at 5.00pm via Meredith and North Shore (Geelong), to Melbourne, for an on #me arrival at 8.15pm. The train was 254 metres long with a mass of 500 tonnes and hauled by two 1950s era diesel electric locomo#ves, B74 and T 413. Locomo#ve B 74 was made available for the day by the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre to assist to haul the train due to its large size. Locomo#ve T 413 and the carriages are based at Newport by the train’s operator, 707 Opera#ons Inc. Members of the group volunteer to maintain the train and provide on board staﬀ to supply refreshments and assist passenger comfort and safety during tours that the group operate to des#na#ons in country Victoria several #mes each year. A 1927 Dining Car was busy throughout the day serving snacks to passengers seated at tables in its vintage #mber lined interior. A brisk bar trade was no surprise and the train snack bar was also busy serving tea, coﬀee and cupcakes. The remainder of the train consisted of air-condi#oned steel bodied carriages da#ng for the 1940s and 50s. What a deligh!ul morning in the Rene Fox Gardens to celebrate Australia Day. There seemed to be at least 80 people a"ending and it was a happy occasion for catching up and also for mee#ng new residents in town. It was a great team eﬀort to make the morning hum along so smoothly. First, thanks to the CFA for preparing breakfast 9there was plenty for everyone!) and thanks to Tom, Natalie and the D Sharps for their music. Having children’s ac#vi#es worked well and Maree painted the most extraordinary faces on many children, who then became totally unrecognisable. Thanks also to Andy, Nicole, Callum and Steve from the Dunolly Football Netball Club for their handball clinic. Our ambassador, Peter ‘Crackers’ Keenan, was very impressed. We certainly appreciated Cr Bob Henderson’s involvement as MC for the occasion and congratulate Marie Lovel and Peter Daly for their Australia Day awards. A special “Thank you” must be extended to Rick Young from the SES who was so helpful in se&ng up and then pu&ng away chairs, equipment and the gazebo, as well as giving a hand all through the morning. And another special “Thank you” to everyone who came, had a great #me, and then le' the gardens so clear of any rubbish. Fiona Lindsay, Convenor, Dunolly District Inc. Australia Day - Raising the ﬂag and then tucking into a snag cooked by CFA. Meat supplied by Dunolly Meats. Thanks to all concerned for making this a great day. 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD MARYBOROUGH VETERINARY PRACTICE 500 POPPIES? As everyone will no doubt be aware, between 2015 and 2018 Australia will commemorate a signiﬁcant Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. During the year there will be a large number of ac!vi!es across Australia commemora!ng 100 years since the Anzac Gallipoli landing. One project that has caught my a#en!on is the ‘5000 Poppies project’. The project started in Melbourne as a ‘na!onwide grass roots community tribute of respect and remembrance where individuals and community groups were invited to make and send 5000 poppies to Melbourne to “plant” a massive ﬁeld of handmade poppies in Fed Square Melbourne on Anzac Day 2015 as a stunning visual tribute to Australian servicemen and women for more than a century of service in all wars, conﬂicts and peacekeeping opera!ons’. The 5000 poppies project has been so enthusias!cally embraced that the target has now grown to 100,000 poppies! In fact it is now such a huge project that Phillip Johnson, Australia’s premiere landscape designer, has been enlisted to design the display. A&er Anzac Day, the inten!on is to tour the project na!onally from 2015 to 2018 with the ul!mate aim being to gi& the en!re project to the Australian War Memorial for all Australians to enjoy. The poppy has become a symbol of the huge and terrible loss both sides suﬀered in WW1 on the ba#leﬁelds of France and Belgium and at Gallipoli. They were the wildﬂowers that ﬂowered in the spring of 1915 as the carnage and destruc!on erupted. The project got me thinking … could Dunolly create its own ﬁeld of memorial poppies? What a great display it would make and it is something to which everyone could contribute. The poppies can be crocheted, kni#ed, felted or sewn from any materials. Any shade of red can be used but they should be no more than 15 cm in diameter. We couldn’t hope for 5000 but maybe we could make 500? There are many cra&y groups and individuals in the community and we could organise workshops for those that need some assistance. Almost every family in the community would have a rela!ve or ancestor that was involved in WW1, WW2 or one of the many conﬂicts that have occurred since then. This would be a great way to remember those individuals, whether they belong to Dunolly or not. My idea is to start with as many poppies as we can make in the next 13 weeks before ANZAC day this year and then to add to the display during the year. These are all just ideas at the moment. I would love some input from anyone in the community who would like to get involved. If you are interested in being involved in the planning, or would like to make some poppies please ring Faye on 54681508. Pa#erns for crocheted poppies can be found on the web. Just google 5000 poppies! Faye Arnold Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 5 KW Hardefeldt Pty. Ltd. 49 Alma Street, Maryborough 3465 MOBILE VETERINARY SERVICES DUNOLLY AREA TUESDAY AFTERNOON We conduct a Mobile Veterinary Service throughout the Maryborough area. We are available for: · House calls for small animal consulta!ons , vaccina!ons etc · Rou!ne farm consulta!ons All appointments for calls must be made before midday Tuesday. Tel. 5461 4466 Page 6 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD DECADES OF DEDICATION TO BEALIBA Bealiba’s Be!y Lovel is the Central Goldﬁelds Shire Ci#zen of the Year for 2015. Be!y received her award during Monday morning’s Australia Day celebra#ons held in Maryborough’s Sta#on Domain. Heavily involved in the many aspects of community life at Bealiba, Be!y has been a member of the town’s CWA for more than 40 years, earning life membership of the Country Women’s Associa#on for her dedicated service. And being 83 years of age hasn’t slowed her down with Be!y involved in Bealiba’s annual Anzac Day service, the town’s Australia Day celebra#on, programs with the local Bealiba Primary School and the CWA’s Christmas charity concert. Be!y was surprised to receive her award. ‘It was very, very surprising’ she said. ‘What I do I don’t really expect to get any award, I just do it. I’d just like to thank the one who nominated me. I didn’t know anything’. Be!y has been a Bealiba resident since marrying Jack Lovel on 5 August, 1952. She has provided voluntary home care to those in need since she was 16 years old and has been a member or supporter of most organisa#ons and spor#ng groups in the Bealiba community. Be!y has provided selﬂess compassion for those in need – providing food, transport, general housework, comfort and advice as support to those in the Bealiba community who are ill, in grief or experiencing any of a number of diﬃcul#es. Her support has known no boundaries as she assists both old and young Bealiba residents for many years as well as those who are new to the township. Be!y is more than willing to transport people to medical appointments and community func#ons and maintains pride in the community. She is also ac#vely involved in ensuring respect is maintained for the town’s past, most recently coordina#ng the upgrade of the memorial to Bealiba’s early pioneer se!lers, located at the Bealiba Cemetery. It is for her commitment and dedica#on to Bealiba’s CWA that many people know Be!y. In her more than 40 years she has been president for two terms, secretary eight #mes and the group’s oﬃcial catering convenor for more than 20 years. The Bealiba CWA is renowned for its catering at func#ons, mainly held in Bealiba’s town hall, and Be!y has been a driving force behind it. Along with a team of CWA members, the catering team has raised funds that are donated back to the 28 January 2015 local community – including maintenance of the Bealiba town hall and cemetery and a scholarship dona#on to a local primary school student for their future secondary educa#on. Big days on Be!y’s calendar include Anzac Day where she co-ordinates her team to provide lunch for the visi#ng pipe band members, returned servicemen and community a!endees at the local service. Aside from the food she also liaises with several other groups to ensure wreaths are supplied, the guest speaker is arranged and a special day of remembrance is had. The community involvement is also evident in the Bealiba CWA’s involvement with the Bealiba Primary School. Be!y helps organise a six-week cra& program where CWA members donate their #me and skills of cra& and run lessons for students in things such as cooking, kni'ng and crochet. In addi#on to the CWA, Be!y is a warden for St David’s Anglican Church, a member of the Bealiba-Dunolly Historical Society and is involved in the town’s indoor carpet bowls compe##on, assis#ng others with transport to a!end and serving as a team leader. Courtesy of Maryborough Adver#ser 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD DRAMA ON BROADWAY On Friday 16 January 2015 one of our senior residents had a very frightening and trauma!c experience. Whether her foot got jammed and pressed on the accelerator or what, she doesn’t know, but her car charged forward into a parked car in front of her, veered across Broadway, mounted the gu"er, went down the footpath narrowly missing a pedestrian and then back onto the road. Once under control she parked the car and went to talk to the owner of the clipped car. There was not much damage and both cars can be repaired. Now many witnessed the event, that by the grace of God no one was killed or injured, but the lady was very badly shaken. Of all who witnessed this ‘could-havebeen disaster’, only Veronica from the bakery called to see if the lady was OK. Stories spread like wildﬁre, even folks in Maryborough were talking about the event. Three men and many women and children witnessed this frightening event unfold. Stories ranged from “Oh, my God, I could’ve been killed’, to saying she almost got hit by a truck. Some also say that she is not willing to come out and face up to what happened. I, personally, have corrected many gossips. Shock is diﬀerent for many people and for a lot of older folk shock can take a while to get over. As I said many people witnessed the event, but nobody rang or called in to see how she was. Not one soul in this very community-minded and Chris!an town has stepped forward to lend any assistance in her !me of need. Being too shaken to drive, she has no way of ge%ng her day to day supplies and I feel this puts shame on everybody who could, but won’t put the past aside and make the ﬁrst move to help another. I live out of town, but I come in every day to assist this lady with her every-day needs. I am just one person and it is very !ring for me and takes a lot out of my life to come in daily. There are many people who walk to Broadway; surely someone could call in and pickup a few things required to assist her. Any help would be very, very greatly appreciated. I expect a lot of bad press from my ar!cle, but I feel we should all do the right thing. Chris Chase THE LAWS OF NATURE Forget Newton or Galileo these are the REAL laws of nature. The Coﬀee Law As soon as you sit down with a nice hot cup of coﬀee, someone will ask you to do something which will last un•l your coﬀee is cold. Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 7 CALLING A DAY ON 30 YEARS OF SUPPORT A&er nearly 30 years as an industrial chaplain and counsellor, whose work has taken him all over Victoria, Maryborough’s Wayne Kelly says it’s !me to call it a day. A local face for the last 26 years, Mr Kelly has oﬀered his services to several Maryborough businesses, as well as a third of the state, all while being a member of the Maryborough CFA, RSL sub branch and cemetery trust. Mr Kelly counselled locally at McPherson’s Prin!ng Group, Havilah, P&N, Central Goldﬁelds Shire Council, while on a state level he visited Powercor and Telstra. Mr Kelly was also on-call as part of a state-wide response group which dealt with major incidents that could occur around Victoria. For the last two years, Mr Kelly has received chemotherapy and is unable to keep travelling the vast distances required as an industrial counsellor and chaplain. In 1986 Mr Kelly was approached by Converge Interna!onal to provide Employee Assistance Programs in industries across the Gippsland area from Pakenham to the New South Wales border, and Woods Point in the high country down to Phillip Island. While in Phillip Island, Mr Kelly was presented with the opportunity to commence a number of support services to clients which included marke!ng as well as counselling services. Mr Kelly also commenced support services at Phillip Island through the CFA and was also involved in the Australia Paper Mill and Victoria Police. ‘With the police and the CFA I did all the trauma accidents, bodies, ﬁres, stuﬀ like that,’ Mr Kelly said. A vacancy then appeared in the Central Victorian area in 1989 with Mr Kelly being asked if he would move there to establish Converge Interna!onal’s work. ‘Which I did’, he said. ‘We decided to live in Maryborough and the area I covered was a third of the state’. Mr Kelly’s role was to market Converge Interna!onal’s services to new clients and provide EAPs to exis!ng clients while also supervising 12 other people in their roles as well. ‘I was oﬀered promo!ons but they were back in the city. I was reluctant to take them as we wanted to stay Cont … page 12 Page 8 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 GOING TO THE MOVIES DUNOLLY CUT AND COLOUR Men’s and Ladies Hairdressing Tuesdays 1.00pm—late (by appointment) Wednesdays 9.00am to 5.30pm Thursdays 9.00am to 5.30pm Tarnagulla ﬁrst Monday of the month (excep"ng a long weekend) For professional hair care Call Julie on 0408 179 657 One of the greatest pleasures of the long summer holidays is that it allows for bonding "me between grandparents and grandchildren. That does not always mean grandma has to dig deep for special treats. So many shared experiences can happen around the house. Cooking, crea"ve play and picnics are great fun. However many things do call for extra funds. This year the movies have been a favourite. To make it easier on grandma's nerves the rule was one child per movie. That meant no arguing over what to see, no ﬁghts about who sat where, who ate the most popcorn, and no sulking in the back seat of the car. It turned out really well. The children were deligh#ul. They picked movies which were enjoyable and did not make themselves sick on the popcorn. A$er the show we had lunch at their choice of KFC or Macca's, and they cha%ed happily while we ate. True it was more expensive to take them one at a "me, but so much more enjoyable, for them and for me. My grandmother took me to the movies once. We went to see Sound Of Music in the Melbourne CBD. When we le$ the theatre I could s"ll see their nail bi"ng escape and hear the lovely melody of Edelweiss. I don't think Grandma felt the same. She was born before moving pictures and radio and had li%le use for either. Books were her passion and she was a magniﬁcent story teller, regularly reducing us to tears with Babes in the Wood and other tales. I doubt that any movie could surpass the images she built up in her head when she read. While all my family followed Grandma and were avid readers, my sisters and I did enjoy "going to the pictures". Before we moved to Melbourne we o$en went to the pictures on a Friday night while our parents were square dancing. A$er the ﬁlm we would pool our pennies and get sixpence worth of chips to warm us on the walk to the dance hall. O$en other children joined us. No adults were ever concerned that anything might happen to us on the long walk. Who would want a bunch of noisy kids? - was the general opinion. We were all 1950s dairy farmers’ children and had to be very independent as our parents worked long hours in the milking sheds morning and night and we had to look a$er ourselves as well as younger siblings during that "me. Very few of the movies we saw then have stayed in my memory. But the excitement and pleasure of seeing the cliﬀ hanging weekly western serials, as well as the glamour of the make believe world on the silver screen was a long way from cleaning out cow pats in the family milking shed. I could see for my grandchildren that the pleasure of the big screen was the same for them in 2015 as it was for me in the 1950s. Hopefully when they are grandparents they will be able to remember the pleasure of going to the movies with grandma, and be able to repeat it with their grandchildren. I wonder if public theatres will even exist then. Vicky Frizzell 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD NEW CEO AT HEALTH SERVICE Maryborough District Health Service has a new CEO. The health service welcomed Terry Welch to the Chief Execu!ve Oﬃcer posi!on early in January. Mr Welch, 41, comes to MDHS a#er 10 years at Yarrawonga Health where he was CEO for the last ﬁve years. Under his stewardship, Yarrawonga was named Rural Health Service of the Year in the 2014 State Premier’s Awards. Mr Welch has been to both Avoca and Dunolly campuses of MDHS. ‘I’ve been out to Dunolly and Avoca and they are great campuses’ he said. ‘They are very much at the forefront of my mind in terms of how we con!nue to sustain and work with those services in future.’ ‘My belief is that you have to con!nue to improve and you have to con!nue to meet what it is that the community needs, within the reality of the system.’ ‘The communi!es here have been overwhelming in the welcome they have given me.’ Mr Welch has a lengthy career in health. Following in the footsteps of his mother he chose the nursing profession, became a registered nurse and worked in Accident and Emergency. He managed Goulburn Valley Health’s emergency department, and held the posi!on of Director of Clinical Services at Echuca prior to his appointment at Yarrawonga. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administra!on. ‘I really loved nursing. It was fantas!c. It’s a terriﬁc career.’ ‘I enjoy dealing with people. I think if you can work with people and lead a team of people it’s very rewarding.’ ‘A strong team can achieve some great outcomes with our communi!es.’ Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 9 Mr Welch, together with his wife and two sons, has taken up residence in Bendigo. His wife is also a registered nurse and midwife who works at Bendigo hospital. His sons aged 11 and 13 will a%end school in Bendigo. “The move to the Central Goldﬁelds region provides new opportuni!es for my family, including new schooling opportuni!es for my boys,” he said. “Already in the short !me I have been here I can tell there’s a very good team here. MDHS is a good hospital that is known within the whole industry and the Department of Health. I look forward to working with all aspects of the organisa!on and the community.” MDHS Media Release New CEO of MDHS - Mr Terry Welch HOMEOPATHY BOWEN HERBS MARK’S PEST SERVICE Mark Marson SPECIALIZING IN SPIDER SPRAYS, COCKROACHES, ANTS, TERMITES & RODENTS Servicing Maryborough & District Ph: 0419133181 Bowen Therapy Hair Mineral Testing Homeopathy Remedies Herbal Tea Blends Equine Bodywork & Muscle Therapy Diet Herbs & Supplements 21 Main Street BEALIBA Judy 0425 876 548 [email protected] Page 10 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD Crowd Support Brings Home the Bacon for Free Range Farmers Over 220 people have thrown their support behind free range farmers Chris Peel and Diane Snell of Mt Beckworth Free Range farm in Evansford and made their dream of establishing an on-farm butchery possible. In November last year the couple launched an ambi"ous online crowd funding campaign via the website Pozible in the hope of funding a new direc"on for their free range farming and butchery business. ‘We knew of some other farmers who had successfully crowd funded projects’ said Chris of his decision to turn to crowd funding rather than following the usual route of going to the banks for a loan. ‘We s"ll had a loyal customer base from when we had the shop, Spa Venison, in Daylesford, plus we realised more and more people are wan"ng to connect with the origin of their food so we thought let’s give it a go!’ With just 41 days to raise $36,973 in an ‘all or nothing’ campaign the pressure was on to tell as many people as possible about their project. ‘It was so exci"ng to see those ﬁrst couple of pledges come in.’ Chris describes. ‘It’s not just about the money. Knowing we have the support of so many friends, customers and even strangers was reassuring to us that we are doing the right thing here on the farm.’ In exchange for pledges to the fund raising campaign Chris and Diane oﬀered ‘rewards’ including meat packages and farm tours. As the crowd funding campaign gained momentum, and the pledges con"nued to roll in, so too did the oﬀers of support from locals in the hospitality industry. Winery owners and chefs made contact with Chris and Diane with oﬀers of their "me, exper"se and venues to help out the fund raising eﬀorts. Renee and Dave of Roman"c Vineyard, Sandra and Rob of Mount Buninyong Winery, Jane of Mount Beckworth Wines and local chefs Andrew Dennis and Christopher Howe each contributed towards a range of unique and exclusive dining experiences which were oﬀered as ‘rewards’ and all quickly snapped up by campaigns supporters. Pledges came in from all across the country and in all quan""es from $5 through to $2500, with every dollar pushing them closer to their target. Each day saw an average of $1000 ﬂowing in with the biggest day of pledges prompted by the backing of local farmer Ben Falloon of Taranaki Farm in Woodend who encouraged his 23,000 followers on social media to get behind Chris and Diane's project. Many other farmers also backed the campaign including Ma#hew Evans from the TV show ‘Gourmet Farmer’ and free range pig farmers including Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farm in nearby Eganstown, Lauren Mathers of Bundarra Berkshires in 28 January 2015 New South Wales and Julia Powell of Backfa#ers in Queensland. With 11 days s"ll remaining of the campaign the project successfully reached its funding target of $36,973 and the pledges con"nued to roll in. On the 22nd of December the fund raising campaign came to its end with Chris and Diane not only having reached their funding target but exceeding it with a grand total of $44,297 pledged by 223 individuals. ‘We were absolutely over the moon’ said Chris of the support received. ‘Our supporters really believe in us and we are now working really hard to get the butchery up and running so we can thank them with the ‘rewards’ and begin our online sales.’ explains Chris. ‘We are also really looking forward to ge+ng back out to the farmers’ markets and providing our customers with our farm raised free range meats.’ You can follow Chris and Diane’s progress via Facebook www.facebook.com/ MtBeckworthFreeRange. Media Release Pozible DUNOLLY COMMUNITY MARKET INC. On Saturday Dunolly was alive with a ﬂood of people from the vintage train. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying our beau"ful, historical township. The only complaint I heard was that they didn’t have enough "me to see everything. The market stall holders who had set up early managed to talk to the many visitors as they browsed at whatever was on display. When the Twilight Market commenced the local people arrived. The market a#racted a variety of stalls with a variety of well-constructed cra$s on view. Entertainment was provided by Natalie Conlin and by James Moore, a professional from Shepparton. Our raﬄe of a detector was won by Coral of Carisbrook. Second prize of a dinner for two at the Highland Society was won by Hartley. Third prize was also a dinner for two at the Highland Society, won by Caryl and Peter from the caravan park. Fourth prize was a dinner for two at the Golden Grain Café, won by Debbie Murray. All these prizes were donated. The detector was donated by the detector shop in Dunolly. Thank you to all our sponsors for this raﬄe. Congratula"ons to the winners and a huge thank you to those who supported this eﬀort. Our next market is a special Children’s Market. Children must be accompanied by an adult if they wish to have a stall. Stalls are to be the size of a card table. Cost will be $5.00 to cover insurance. At the market there will be lots of ac"vi"es for the children; quoits, plaster fun, face pain"ng and many other fun ac"vi"es. The Kindergarten will be hos"ng the BBQ. Come along and join in the very special ﬁrst children’s market. Jan Wa#s DCMI 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 11 ST JOHN’S FELLOWSHIP NEWS DUNOLLY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES Invite you to worship God and welcome you to their services: Sunday 1 February 2015 St John’s Dunolly Anglican Parish Service 8.00am Eucharist - Rev Andrew David’s Bealiba Anglican Services 1st and 3rd Sundays monthly at 8.00am Emu Anglican Services 2nd and 4th Sundays monthly at 11.30am Catholic Services: Dunolly 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays Mass at 8.30am 3rd Sunday Assembly at 8.30am Bealiba 3rd and 5th Sunday Mass at 8.30am Tarnagulla 3rd Saturday Mass at 11.00am Bealiba Uni!ng Church 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11.00am Dunolly Uni!ng Church 9.30am Prayers and song led by Jim McKenzie Laanecoorie Uni!ng Church No service SCRIPTURE VERSE FOR THE WEEK: The •me is fulﬁlled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe in the gospel. Mark 1:V15 UNITING CHURCH NEWS On Thursday 5 February UCAF will be having its ﬁrst mee"ng. Please bring a small plate of food to share. On Saturday 13 February the Uni"ng Church will be hos"ng the Car Boot Sale. Church ladies please put this in your diaries and if you can help us in any way with food or plants we would appreciate it. Last Friday the congrega"on and the Church Choir under the baton of Bradley Saul went to Swan Hill to Rev Youn Sang Kim’s induc"on. It was a wonderfully upli#ing service with the church full of people who came from many places; Melbourne, Bendigo and all in between. One of our past ministers Rev David Manzoney and his wife Jean were there. It was deligh$ul for us all to catch up with them. Our Op Shop is again open with all summer clothes and much bric-a-brac. We open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and a cup of tea is always available. Come in and join us as we would love to see you. Jim McKenzie is leading us this Sunday in our service and you are most welcome to join us at 9.30am. Jean Richardson Mee!ng next Tuesday at 2.00pm. For any further informa!on please contact Pam Brodie on 5468 1183 or Trina Kay on 5468 1709. Pam Brodie CATHOLIC CHURCH ST MARY’S MUSE Masses will be the same as last year: 8.30am on ﬁrst, second and fourth Sundays and assembly on the third Sunday. Sugges"on sheets regarding the Family Synod later this year are in the churches. There will be a diocese mee"ng next month to sort out admissions. Congratula"ons to Peter Daly, joint winner in the Senior Ci"zen of the Year in Dunolly – I hadn’t realised he was in the senior age bracket. R Mecredy DUNOLLY RURAL TRANSACTION CENTRE Internet Centrelink Medicare Banking Photo copying Prin!ng Lamina!ng Computer Training V/Line Bookings Dry Cleaning Community Bus Shopping Run Informa!on Centre Maps Post cards Tourist brochures [email protected] Trading hours Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm 03 5468 1205 DUNOLLY BOOKS and COLLECTABLES Opening !mes: 10.00am to 5.30pm daily (Sundays 10.00am to 5.00pm) Including: Dunolly DVD Hire Overnight and weekly hire NEW RELEASES EACH WEEK Telephone 5468 1623 68 Broadway, Dunolly Page 12 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 13 Page 14 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD Bealiba Playgroup meets every Friday from 10.00am to 11.00am in the Primary School during school terms Bealiba Progress Associa!on mee!ng, 2nd Tuesday each month 7.30pm Bealiba Hall 28 January 2015 Dunolly St George Lodge 4th Saturday each month Dunolly Town Hall/Court House Commi"ee 4th Tuesday each month 3.30pm Town Hall Bealiba Bingo 1.30pm in the Bealiba Hall 2nd Monday each month Dunolly Unit Vic SES mee!ng 6.30pm 3rd Tuesday each month. Training every other Tuesday Community bus – every Friday to Maryborough and back. RTC 5468 1205 Dunolly Uni!ng Church Messy Church 4th Wednesday each month 4.30pm to 6.00pm Dunolly Community Garden at Pre-school: Wednesdays 2.00pm AEST/5.00pm Summer Golden Triangle Archers 4th Sunday each month 10.00am behind Deledio Reserve Dunolly CWA 1.30pm RSL Hall 1st Wednesday each month Dunolly Day Support Tuesday and Thursdays 10.30am to 2.30pm Phone 5468 2907 Dunolly District Auxiliary 1st Monday each month at 10.00am Hospital Day Room Dunolly Field and Game mee!ng 1st Thursday each month 7.30pm 147 Broadway Dunolly Fire Brigade mee!ng 1st Monday each month 7.30pm Fire Sta!on Dunolly Community Market 2nd Sunday each month 8.00am to 1.00pm Maryborough Lions Club Tourist Market 1st Sunday of every month - 8.00am - 2.00pm At the Maryborough Harness Racing Complex. Mobile Library every Thursday 2.00pm to 5.00pm outside Town Hall Newbridge CWA mee!ng Newbridge Hall 3rd Tuesday each month 1.30pm Old !me Dancing 7.30pm Mondays Anglican Hall Barkly Street Dunolly RSL mee!ng 12.30pm RSL Hall Dunolly Last Friday each month Senior Ci!zens cards each Tuesday 1.30pm Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch mee!ng 3rd Wednesday each month 10.30am Bakery Senior Ci!zens luncheon 3rd Wednesday each month 12.30pm Dunolly Supported Playgroup meets Wednesday 9.30am to 11.30am Dunolly Preschool Talbot Farmers Market 3rd Sunday each month 9.00am to 1.00pm Dunolly & District Probus Club mee!ng 3rd Thursday each month 10.000am Senior Ci!zens Hall Dunolly Museum mee!ng 3rd Monday each month 75 Broadway Tarnagulla Playgroup each Thursday 10.30am to 12 noon – behind the hall Tarnagulla Ac!on Group - Community Centre 3rd Monday each month 7.30pm Welcome Record Commi"ee meets 2.00pm 2nd Monday each month - oﬃce JANUARY Friday 30 Mother Goose Program begins for 2015 - 9.00am - Dunolly Primary School Library FEBRUARY Sunday 1 Monday 2 Wednesday 4 Friday 6 Saturday 14 Dunolly Social Cyclists Bike ride to Barp Forest - leaving Wright on Broadway 8.00am Dunolly Hospital Auxiliary Mee!ng - 10.00am - Planned Ac!vi!es Room Dunolly CWA Mee!ng - 1.30pm SES Shed DFNC Junior Informa!on Evening & BBQ - 6.00pm Car Boot Sale - Uni!ng Church Grounds - 8.00am THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 15 CROSSWORD Supplied courtesy : The Puzzle Wizard Solutions Crossword 47, Sudoku 49 SUDOKU NO 50 Page 16 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD CLARENCE FINDS A BALL Clarence watched the barkers chasing something blue and round. “What is that thing?” Clarence mu!ered. “It’s so bright and blue and the barkers seem to be having so much fun with it!” He poked his head further out of the grass and saw a human. It had other round things in its hands and was throwing them down the hill. “Look at that barker run! It’s picking up the round thing in itsss mouth and taking it back to the human. Now, the human is throwing it again! What fun!” Clarence whistled. Suddenly the human stopped and looked at a funny thing on her wrist. “Come on, boys! Let’s go in. I’ve got to get ready for work!” Straight away the barkers ran up the hill and disappeared. Clarence gasped, “They’ve le# the blue thing behind!” He ducked his head under the fence and zipped over to it. It was very hard and it smelt strange – like the black monster mover that the loud, screaming monsters rolled on all day. Clarence curled himself around it and tried to pick it up in his mouth like he had seen the barkers do. His teeth got stuck. “Yuck! It tasstes awful!” he splu!ered. Then he knocked it with this head. “How do you get it to run?” he wondered. “Go!” he ordered the ball. “Oﬀ, you run!” “Zoom, zip, roll,” he knocked his head into the ball. It sat s%ll in the grass. “Mother will know what to do!” he thought. He curled his tail around the ball and dragged it through the ﬁeld; under the fence and up the hill un%l he got to the ﬂat rock. “Ma! Come out here. I’ve got sssomething to sssshow youuu!” Clarence cried. Clarence’s mother stuck her head out. “What is it, Clarence? I am very busy!” she said. Clarence whipped his tail around quickly and showed her the ball. He nearly knocked himself oﬀ balance. “Look at this! The barkers were chasing it and having so much fun but now I can’t get it to work at all! Isss it broken?” the li!le snake asked. Clarence’s mother shook her head. “It’s a ball, Clarence. It’s not broken; you just have to throw it. Here let me show you.” She picked up the ball with her tail. She ﬂicked her tail 28 January 2015 sharply like a whip and the ball ﬂew through the air. “Wow! That’sss fantasss%c!” Clarence cried and he slid quickly a#er the ball. He brought it straight back. “Do it again!” he said pu(ng it in front of his mother. “You have a go,” she suggested. Clarence picked up the ball with his tail and ﬂicked it. The ball fell only a foot away from him. “I’m not very good,” he sighed. “Prac%se!” his mother said. “All you need is lots of prac%se!” A#er a few minutes, Clarence learnt how to ﬂick his tail and make the ball zoom through the air. Then he chased it. He spent the rest of the a#ernoon playing with the blue ball. Up and down the hill he ﬂicked the ball, chased it and then started over again. “I’m just as good as the barkers now,” he said proudly. “Only without all that dribble!” Susan Day 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 17 CHICKEN SATAYS FLOURLESS ORANGE CAKE Serves 4 Ingredients ½ cup crunchy peanut bu!er ⅓ cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon lime juice ½ cup coconut milk 750g chicken tenderloins Steamed baby bok choy to serve Fresh herbs and kaﬃr lime wedges to garnish Method 1. Combine peanut bu!er, stock, honey, sauces, juice and coconut milk in a medium pan; s"r over low heat un"l combined. Simmer uncovered, for about ﬁve minutes, or un"l thickened slightly. 2. Cut chicken tenderloins in half lengthways; thread onto eight skewers. 3. Cook in a heated, greased, non-s"ck pan un"l browned on both sides and tender. 4. Drizzle sauce over chicken. Serve with baby bok choy; garnish with fresh herbs and kaﬃr lime wedges. Recipe aww.com.au Ingredients 250g of cooked (whole) oranges (see note below) 6 eggs 250g caster sugar 250g almond meal 1 tsp baking powder Method 1. Place whole oranges in a saucepan of water, cover and simmer gently for two hours. 2. Cut oranges into quarters and remove seeds. Puree oranges together with the skin in a food processor. Measure out 250g of the pulp. This step is essen"al so the cake is not too mushy and will set. 3. Beat eggs and sugar un"l thick and pale. Fold in combined almond meal, baking powder and 250g orange pulp. 4. Pour into a greased and ﬂoured 20cm spring form (can use oil spray) and bake at 180°C for 30 to 40 minutes or un"l cooked when tested with a skewer. 5. Cool in the "n. 6. If desired, serve with orange slices, marinated in Cointreau, or ice with cream cheese icing. Note: I cook up to four to ﬁve oranges at a "me and measure out 250g lots and place in the freezer for the next cake. You will make this cake "me and "me again and this saves cooking oranges each "me. Recipe www.oversixty.com.au KITCHENS LAUNDRIES VANITIES 20 Years Experience Free Measure and Quote A!en"on to detail Personalised Service EVERY BUDGET CATERED FOR Peter and Shelley Davies Monday—Saturday: 7.00am - 6.00pm 18 Drive In Court Maryborough 3465 www.evolu"onkitchens.com.au Telephone 5461 1000 Page 18 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD What’s going on at THE DUNOLLY & DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE 28 January 2015 What’s going on in Maude Street? DUNOLLY KINDERGARTEN Here we are again the start of another fabulous year! Our tried and trusted groups are s!ll going strong: Art, Cra%, Archery, Singing, Dancing, Scrabble, Walking (yes there is a Walking Group in Dunolly), Garden Club and Woodwork. Monday 2 February 9.00am to 10.00am is our Parent Informa!on session followed by the older children’s ﬁrst session for the year. Children in the younger group commence on Tuesday 3 February or Thursday 5 February. We are looking forward to using our newlook kitchen! Some of the things planned for this year are an art show, clothes swap and supper evening, spinning, drum sessions, trips, breast screen clinic and Whole Town Garage Sale; all sorts of things we haven’t even thought of yet! DUNOLLY SUPPORTED PLAYGROUP In the mean!me we have the following: DUNOLLY COMMUNITY GARDEN MONDAYS:- I went to the Australia Day celebra!ons in at Maryborough as we had been nominated in the community awards We didn’t win but it was great to be nominated. We have been working on the chook pen before the children start back and we have had an oﬀer of new chooks! Thanks Tammie. We lost the last lot to a FOX! Every Wednesday at 5.00pm in the summer (winter 2.00pm) Veggie swap, garden maintenance, etc. Everyone is welcome to call in for a chat and a cuppa. Find us on Facebook. Walking from the Centre at 9.30 am. Scrabble at the Centre 1.00pm. A Cappella Singing with the D Sharps at St John’s Hall 3.45pm. Old Time Dance St John’s Hall 7.30 pm. Garden Club Last Monday of the month TUESDAYS:Woodwork in the shed at the Centre. Crea!ve Art Group Using all mediums At the Centre. From 10.00am Wednesday 4 February we are back 9:30-11:30am. Come and meet new families in our community. Children 0-5 years. Gold coin dona!on. Bring a piece of fruit to share and a hat as we are a sun smart playgroup. Facilitated by Veronica Palmer WEDNESDAYS:Cra" Group (doing whatever your par!cular cra% is) at the centre from 10.00am. We’re working on Thursdays! SUNDAY (4th Sunday of the month) Archery At their range behind the Dunolly oval. Muster is at 10.00am. If you have an idea, cra%, exper!se or would like to learn how to do a par!cular thing please let us know. If you would like to know more about the Centre, what we do, where we are, call Sharon on the number below or simply send an email. Phone 54681511 email: [email protected] Join us for our first dinner in 2015 Saturday 7 February Reservations essential. Enjoy our summer lunch menu, Friday to Sunday Or simply a delicious coffee & cake or a glass of wine. Visit our local artists, including beautiful work by Joe Jakitsch of Tarnagulla Check out our regional produce and wines - they make the best gifts. Sharon Hiley Coordinator 127 Broadway Dunolly 03 5468 1245 or 0428 322 208 E: [email protected] 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD FIRE DANGER PERIOD REMINDER Victoria has experienced large amounts of rainfall and lower than normal temperatures over past weeks. However we are s!ll in the Fire Danger Period with restric!ons remaining in force right across the state. Loddon Mallee Regional Controller Mark Gilmore said ‘Although we have received signiﬁcant rain, areas remain extremely dry and s!ll pose a ﬁre risk. We want to remind people that we are now in the middle of summer and are sure to see a return of higher temperatures and Fire Danger Ra!ngs at the higher end of the scale. Along with this Total Fire Ban days may be declared as condi!ons worsen.’ He also said ‘Preven!ng ﬁres is something that every member of the community should see as their responsibility’ and went on to add that ‘Fire Danger Periods are based on local condi!ons and take into account fuel moisture, fuel loads, grassland curing, weather and rainfall.’ Mr Gilmore went on to say ‘Members of the community need to remember that burning oﬀ cannot be carried out under any circumstances during the Fire Danger Period (FDP) and property owners and works managers are reminded that they need to apply for any permits well in advance if they are planning to carry out essen!al work during the Fire Danger Period.’ Inspector Colin Renton from Victoria Police also emphasised that ‘Police are called to all ﬁres during the Fire Danger Period and will inves!gate and prosecute all breaches of the law.’ He added ‘There has been a marked spike in people burning oﬀ rubbish since the recent rain event and police have prosecuted a number of property owners as a result. Any person ligh!ng a ﬁre without a wri$en permit or causing a ﬁre through failing to comply with permit condi!ons will be prosecuted’. The Fire Danger Period means ﬁres cannot be lit in the open air without a wri$en permit from the CFA. Schedule 13 Permit: This permit allows you to burn-oﬀ grass, weeds, or other vegeta!on during the Fire Danger Period. Schedule 14 Permit This permit applies to other uses of ﬁre not covered by Schedule 13, such as industrial burning or cu%ng, or burning deceased stock. Note that both Schedule 13 and Schedule 14 permits become invalid on days of Total Fire Bans. Each summer Crime Stoppers Victoria partners with emergency services to raise awareness and encourage repor!ng of bushﬁre arson through the Zero Tolerance campaign. Arson is a$ributed as being the cause of 50 percent of all bushﬁres across the country, with 1444 suspicious ﬁres and almost 400 people charged for arsonrelated oﬀences in Victoria during the 2013-2014 bushﬁre season. Deliberate and reckless ﬁres can threaten lives and property, and !e up valuable emergency service resources, leaving other areas of the state vulnerable, par!cularly on extreme and code red ﬁre days. CFA North West Region Community Educa!on Coordinator Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 19 Paul Tangey urged all residents to ‘Check the ﬁre danger ra!ng in their weather district every day over summer and especially when travelling to other parts of the state.’ He went on to say ‘The Total Fire Ban Districts map and a copy of the Can I Can’t I brochure which explains what is and is not permi$ed both during the ﬁre danger period and on days of total ﬁre ban, are two of the best sources of informa!on you should have. ‘ Mr Tangey made the comment ‘Don’t forget if you have seen something or know something then say something by contac!ng Crime Stoppers conﬁden!ally on 1800 333 000.’ As a ﬁnal statement Mr Gilmore remarked that ‘Fire restric!ons remain in force for a very good reason – to prevent ﬁres from star!ng. If you are unsure then please contact the CFA or your local council.’ For more informa!on, speak with your local CFA members, check out the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au, grab yourself a copy of the Can I Can’t I brochure which legally explains what you can and can’t do both during the declared Fire Danger Period and on days of Total Fire Ban or contact the Victorian Bushﬁre Informa!on Line on 1800 240 667. CFA Media Release T&J BUILDING & MAINTENANCE Carpentry, Rural & Domes!c Fencing, Bathroom & Kitchen Renova!ons, Rooﬁng Repairs & Pain!ng, Tiling, Pain!ng & Plaster Work, Fully Insured & Free Quotes CONTACT TERRY—0413 805 946 Page 20 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD TRACING SILKE FAMILY Pu"ng together a history of Murphys Creek has one long-#me resident reaching out to the community for assistance. Dot Silke is gathering a history of the Murphys Creek area, and the Silke family, for future genera#ons. Dot is seeking help to iden#fy the people in a wedding photo taken at Murphys Creek (Flat) or nearby Moliagul. It is thought the photograph was taken between 1890 and 1910 and three members of the Silke family have been iden#ﬁed. They are Edward and Clara Silke, on the le% of the photo, and the right of the photo with his hand in his pocket, is Henry Silke. Any other informa#on about the wedding, such as whose it was, where and when, would also be appreciated. Informa#on and photographs of the Welcome Inn Hotel at Murphys Flat are also being sought. It operated in the 1870s and was owned by Robert Leisk. Dot is also keen to hear from people who know of any 28 January 2015 families involved in the early history of Murphys Creek (Flat) and the Silke family. ‘I would appreciate contact with the following, and other families, Rooney, Biggs, Smith, Kelly, Bell, Laurie, Graham and the Hargreaves family, who had the saw mill,’ Dot told The Adver#ser. ‘It’s amazing what’s happening,’ she says of the history project that is expected to be turned into a fairly detailed history of the area and the family. Others have also joined in, providing and helping collect, photos and informa#on. The Silke family came out from England in September 1850 with 10 children, the youngest was two years old. The family arrived, and se!led on land in the Murphys Creek area in 1865 with several other families that s#ll remain there today. If you have any informa#on Dot may be contacted on 5438 7254. Courtesy The Maryborough Adver#ser MINI LOADER HIRE ¨ ¨ ¨ ¨ Goes where the big cats can’t Post hole borer 150, 450 & 300mm augers Site Clearing and Trenching Backhoe A!achment 4 in 1 Bucket Phone Tom Fankhauser 03 5468 1660 0417 649 756 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD SERVICE WITH A SMILE I ran out of bo!led gas over the long weekend. As I lamented my lack of hot water on social media, Peter Daly of our very own Daly’s Hardware said he would deliver a bo!le. Could you imagine that sort of personalised service from a big hardware chain? True country considera"on and kindness! I was able to get my hot shower and cook dinner. Hooray for Peter. Rachel Buckley MY TWO BITS WORTH TOO Coincidentally, this morning I was thinking how great it was to live in a place where traders knew you by name and were welcoming and friendly. I remembered how a couple of weeks ago we also ran out of gas and I just popped my head into Daly’s and said “Pete, can I please have two bo!les.” I didn’t need to give my name or address or ﬁll out forms. He knew me. That a%ernoon we had two bo!les delivered, no dramas. Such a pleasure. Thanks Pete. No wonder you won Ci"zen of the Year Susan Anderson Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 21 Page 22 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 DUNOLLY BRANCH CWA To celebrate the Centenary of World War One I am pu'ng together brief dossiers of the soldiers who did not return. Their names are listed on the monument outside the Rene Fox Gardens. Family informa$on and photographs would be greatly appreciated. To date I have not been able to iden$fy the following soldiers - can you help? A Bowen, P Chapman and B Duﬀ. Shirley Xanthos, Goldﬁelds Historical & Arts Society, Contact: [email protected] or 5468 1417 The ﬁrst mee$ng of Dunolly CWA for 2015 is on Wednesday 4 February at 1.30pm in the SES shed, unless the shed is being used by the SES. Compe$$ons for the mee$ng are a ﬂower from your garden and ‘What is it?’ – an item that may be a mystery to other members – or even to yourself. If you are one of the ladies who were thinking of joining CWA, you will be very welcome to join us at this mee$ng. R. Mecredy, Publicity CAR BOOT SALE DUNOLLY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY MEETING HELP WANTED The Uni$ng Church will host the car boot sale on Saturday 14 February. Cake and produce stall, sausage sizzle, stalls $2.00 - all welcome. The Op Shop will be open with New Year bargains. DFNC MINI LOTTO Drawn: 23.1.14 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 from 15 numbers No winner. Season $ckets soon available. Support our local clubs. Jackpot $800. T Long Dunolly Football Club Junior Informa!on Evening Friday 6 February 2015 6.00pm. All past and new players and parents welcome. BBQ and refreshments supplied. Bring salad to share. RHEOLA CHARITY CARNIVAL INC At the last Annual Mee$ng of the Rheola Charity Carnival Commi&ee, Peter Mason was again elected president for the 145th Annual Easter Monday Carnival for 2015. The following people were also elected: Senior Vice President- Clause Krusel, Junior Vice President-Glenys Cain, Secretary- Ann Leach, Treasurer -Ellen Roberts. Plans for the 145th event are well underway. The main beneﬁciaries are the Inglewood District Health Service and the Maryborough District Health Service - Dunolly campus. The Rheola Recrea$on Reserve and the Rheola Public Hall will also beneﬁt from the day. Rheola is a very small community and ge'ng smaller and the volunteers are ge'ng older and are not able to help like they have done in the past years. If you think that you would like to help us with this worthy cause and can assist us on the day, even for a short $me, please contact Ann on 54388280, or for further informa$on email [email protected] Ann Leach, Secretary The Hospital Auxiliary meets in the Planned Ac$vi$es Room at the Dunolly Hospital on the ﬁrst Monday of the month. The ﬁrst mee$ng for 2015 is on 2 February at 10.00am. If you would like to join the Auxiliary which works for the comfort of the Nursing Home residents, you will be made very welcome. R. Mecredy, (Sec.) DUNOLLY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH The annual general mee$ng of Dunolly Neighbourhood Watch will be held on Wednesday 18 February at 10.30am in the Dunolly Bakery. All members of the public who are interested will be made welcome. R Mecredy, Secretary MOTHER GOOSE PROGRAM The above program will resume on Friday 30 January at 9.30am in the Library at Dunolly Primary School. Morning tea supplied. Come along with your toddlers/babies for a relaxed hour of rhymes, songs and stories. New parents most welcome. WAYAWA CAFE Tarnagulla Community Centre Open every Sunday 10.00AM to 4.00PM 8 Sandy Creek Lane Behind the Victoria Hall. Homemade cakes, pastries, soup and sandwiches Come along and enjoy a coﬀee or Devonshire tea Eat in or take away We also have a range of local cra"s and produce. Support your local centre run by volunteers. THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 Extracts from the newsle•er of the LOVEL MEMORIAL, BEALIBA On 2nd November 2014 descendants of William Lovel and Mary Ann Mayes unveiled a plaque on the Lovel family grave at Bealiba Cemetery. William Lovel was an escaped convict from Tasmania who arrived on the Victorian goldﬁelds in 1852. In Ballarat he met up with Mary Ann Carnaby nee Mayes, who had le• her husband. The two followed the goldrushes un•l they se•led in Bealiba. They never married as she was s•ll oﬃcially married to her ﬁrst husband. One of their children emigrated to New Zealand and kept a diary. In it he refers to his father as William Lovel Laws from Norwich who had a brother who was an homeopathic chemist and another who was a sea captain drowned in Yarmouth Head. What followed was a long genealogical search that tracked down a convict named William Laws from Norwich transported to Tasmania in 1843. Corrobora•ng proof came with the discovery of a brother called James Laws who was an apothecary at Hackney and Ma•hew Laws a waterman drowned on the Yare River near Yarmouth. LOOKING BACK – from the Dunolly & Bet Bet Shire Express MONEY RAISED TO START BUSINESS - 15th Feb 1884 A young man named William Watson, who has been in the employ of Mr Fowler the saddler since he went blind, is to have money raised for him so he can purchase his own saddler’s tools. Mr Fowler is to be placed in an asylum. UNABLE TO SUPPORT CHILD - 6th June 1884 Dunolly Police Court: Mrs Cross, a widow, applied to have her 4½ year old son sent to the Industrial Schools, as she was unable to support him. She receives 5/- per week for cleaning the state school and is allowed 2/6 per week from the Ladies Benevolent Society. She also has a younger child to support. She has a daughter in a situa•on ge!ng 6/- per week. The li•le boy was crying most bi•erly and begging his mother not to send him away. The bench decided she should try a li•le longer to support her oﬀspring. Three of her children have already been sent away. TOUR TO DALYENONG On Monday 20th April 2015 we will be having a historic tour of Dalyenong. This shall include the township sites of Archdale and Tunstalls. PROBLEMS IN THE FAMILY At the Dunolly Museum we provide a lot of informa•on to people tracing their family history. I usually advise them that the informa•on supplied is on the surname and not necessarily their speciﬁc ancestor. However, many genealogists are very enthusias•c and tend to grab at every piece of informa•on and claim it as theirs. A lady once told me she was descended from a bushranger. When I ques•oned her I found that it was based solely on her ancestor and the bushranger having the same name. With English ancestry prior to 1837 the parish registers are considered the main source of informa•on. They are good but the interpreta•on involves a certain degree of guesswork. Marriages o•en don’t include ages but do state if the person is ‘of this parish’. In this instance people tend to look for a christening of a person of the same name in the same parish about 15 to 30 years earlier. If there is one there they claim it and start looking for the next genera•on back. A mistake is made if the person: · st MICROSCOPE MADE LOCALLY - 21 Mar 1884 The Dunolly District Agricultural Society held its ﬁrst show. On exhibi•on was a microscope manufactured by Captain Baker of Goldsborough. · · · th TITLE DEEDS LOST - 30 May 1884 At the Bet Bet Shire council mee•ng a le•er was received from W Sheppard of Bealiba, reques•ng the return of his deeds which council have had for two years. Cr Po•s said deeds were handed to shire secretary and by him to the shire barrister, Mr Orme. Mr Orme said he could not ﬁnd them. Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 23 · · · changed their ﬁrst name or got married under a nickname was much older when they got married got christened under a diﬀerent surname due to the mother not being married changed their surname as a child when their mother remarried an adult christening before their marriage shi•ed from another parish at a young age and was considered ‘of this parish’ was born in the area but of a diﬀerent religion or denomina•on Cont … page 26 Page 24 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD Thanking our community heroes Yesterday was a special day for us, with Australia Day ceremonies conducted in towns the length and breadth of the Shire. People gathered around barbecues, lunches and morning teas to salute our na!onal day and hear from 10 dis!nguished Victorians who visited the municipality as oﬃcial Australia Day Ambassadors. Diﬀerent communi!es structured their ceremonies in diﬀerent ways, but the same spirit of celebra!on and thankfulness was common to all. Congratula!ons again to the 10 recipients of the Shire’s ci!zenship honours for their remarkable service to their communi!es. The winner of our Ci!zen of the Year award, Des Roberts of Rheola, has given so generously of his !me over many years. Our Young Ci!zen of the Year winner Crystal Shaw-Beck of Dingee, is a young person of great character, while Community Group of the Year Boort Swim Club has dis!nguished itself by its dedicated group of skilled and passionate volunteers. Well done to our community service award winners – Honie Tweddle from the Boort Ward, Ian Penny from Inglewood Ward, Fraser Ramsay of Tarnagulla Ward, John Twigg from Terrick Ward and Keith Ring from the Wedderburn Ward. Bryan Jolly from Dingee was awarded an Australia Day award for his outstanding achievement in sport. Well done to the organisers of the Wool Wheat and Wine Fes!val in Bridgewater, the event was awarded Community Event of the Year. While we happily salute these individuals for their generosity in dona!ng so much !me and thought to their local communi!es, we, as a Council, must also thank the many others in our towns and districts who do a great deal – o*en unrecognised – to contribute to the life of their neighbours. Features installed at Loddon’s pools Young water enthusiasts have taken advantage of the recent installa!on of water features at three of Loddon’s pools. The Mi!amo, Pyramid Hill and Inglewood pools had the new edi!ons recently installed. The water features are part of a large project at all ﬁve of Erno and Villiam Kalmar enjoy playing with the new water features at the Inglewood Pool. 28 January 2015 Loddon Shire’s public swimming pools which included the installa!on of nine addi!onal shade structures late last year. The overall project was funded from the state government’s Seasonal Pool Program ($132,000), with a further $60,000 being contributed from Loddon Shire Council’s budget. Council has received posi!ve feedback about the water features, especially by Loddon’s youngsters. Loddon Shire is always looking for ways to improve its community facili!es. Bridgewater Triathlon/Duathlon Dust oﬀ your runners, ﬁnd your swimming gear, and recruit some friends. Organisers for the upcoming Bridgewater triathlon are pu%ng a call out to residents to par!cipate in the family fun event. Runners, swimmers, riders and those looking for a bit of weekend fun can mark Sunday 1 February on their calendar for the Bridgewater Triathlon /Duathlon. The event, now in its 12th year, all began when the Bendigo Triathlon Club were looking for a half marathon event close to home. Local Bryan Ryan jumped at the challenge and worked with the club to ﬁnd a suitable course involving a swim in the Loddon River. This year the course has a new start line, located at the Bridgewater Public Caravan Park, allowing for be&er access to swimmers, a larger transi!oning area, toilets and plenty of lush green grass and a playground for children to play on. Enthusiasts can par!cipate in the course individually, while those looking for a li&le less wear and tear on their sneakers can get a group of friends together and partake as a team. Loddon was well represented last year, and with four courses to choose from, organisers are expec!ng a large local line up. Those looking for a li&le more fun than sweat can par!cipate in the 50m swim, three kilometre bike ride and one kilometre run. The short course involves a 200m swim, 10km ride and a three kilometre run, while the triathlon enthusiasts can sink their teeth into the 500m swim, 20km ride and ﬁve kilometre run. Those not looking to get their feet wet can par!cipate in the duathlon. The dry course consists of a two kilometre run, 20km ride, ﬁnished with a further three kilometre run. The event is not all about winning, with event organisers saying they host the day for people to have some fun in the region. Triathlon enthusiasts travel from across Victoria to par!cipate in the Bridgewater event, with New South Wales and Queensland represented by a few people each year. There are some great prizes on the day with par!cipants able to win up to $1000 for their local club or school. Online registra!ons close Saturday, 31 January at noon. Par!cipants can register on the day, however a late fee will apply. For more informa!on and to register visit www.bridgewateronloddon.com.au/triathlon. Organisers have praised community businesses for sponsoring the event, including Loddon Shire Council, Inglewood and District Community Bank, Bridgewater Bakery, Scato Plus and North Central Catchment Management Authority. Without the generous on-going support of our local business community, the event would not be at the level it is today. Cr Gavan Holt 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 25 SATURDAY PENNANT TEAMS 31.1.15 MID WEEK PENNANT TEAMS – 3.2.15 Dunolly Blue versus MHS Tartan at MHS L Parker M Davies V Mortlock C Dahl H Freemantle J McHugh F Nielsen M Webb H Weir J Cox A Raven N Stevens Manager: Marian Webb Emergency: Jim Smith Cars: Lore!a and Alice Dunolly Gold versus Golf Blue at Golf L Whiley E Murphy S Deason K Stephens H Cooper N Pike M Mortlock J Morse E Milley D Spiteri M Shay S Chaplin Manager: Elaine Murphy Emergency: Wayne Stephens and Stan Shay Cars: Stella and Jill RESULTS 27.01.15 Dunolly Blue defeated MHS Gold 90 - 42 Dunolly Gold defeated Carisbrook 77 - 57. Yeah, Yeah! RESULTS OF PENNANT MATCHES PLAYED ON SATURDAY 24 JANUARY Dunolly Blue (67) T Galofaro (20) R Pickering (21) P Mortlock (26) lost to lost to defeated lost to Dunolly Gold (58) L Thomas (22) D Mortlock (14) P Freemantle (22) lost to lost to lost to defeated Golf Blue (71) K Prime (24) H Patullo (16) D Pearce (31) Talbot brown (76) R Jackson (25) I Burt (35) G Cooper (16) Dunolly Green (65) defeated V Mortlock(14) lost to G Ray (30) defeated A Bri!en (21) lost to Golf Gold (64) G Carmody (21) L Wadeson (14) M Gallagher (29) Dunolly Red (46) defeated A Deason(30) defeated K Nielsen(16) lost to MHS White (43) L Wadeson (18) C McArdle (25) Congratula#ons to Tony Galofaro for winning the Club Men’s Singles Championship and also to Lore!a Parker for both the Club Ladies’ Championship and GBD Champion of Champions. The Draw for the remaining club matches has been done and has been posted at the club. All members are advised of clariﬁca#on to the laws regarding club rings/discs on bowls, the relevant law is 52.1.8 and can be viewed at the club. A. Larpent DBC Dunolly Blue versus Dunolly Gold at Dunolly T Galofaro R Pickering P Mortlock G Dobbin C Williams L Parker W McLeish G Davies A Weir J McHugh S Howard J Smith Manager: C Williams Dunolly Gold versus Dunolly Blue at Dunolly L Thomas B Lanfranchi P Freemantle B Cann D Mortlock T Long B Mortlock H Taylor S Rogers A Larpent J Haigh E Weir Manager: A Larpent Dunolly Green versus Carisbrook at Carisbrook V Mortlock G Ray A Bri!en K Mo!ram R Henderson S Whitehead D Coe K Howard P Chase W Stephens S Shay D Conlin Manager: K Mo!ram Cars: Seconds. Leave Club 12.30pm Dunolly Red versus Golf Green at Golf A Deason K Nielsen C Lawson R Weir D Price M Dennis F Dunieville R Cain Manager: R Weir. Cars: Seconds. Leave club at 12.30pm Emergency: I Fle! PARAPROSDOKIANS ‘Paraprosdokians are ﬁgures of speech in which the la•er part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and frequently humorous.’ Since light travels faster that sound, some people appear bright un!l you hear them speak. KENCON BUILDING Extensions ~ Pergolas ~ Decks ~ Renovations General House Maintenance NO JOB TOO SMALL Butch Kennedy (Owner) 107 Field St Maryborough 3465 Mob: 0428 741 052 Email: [email protected] Page 26 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD Cont .. From page 23 These varia$ons only happen in a small percentage of cases but when dealing with numerous ancestors the chances are greater of it happening to at least one of them. Then all the names on that line further back are incorrect. It is said in genealogy that the only known fact is who your mother is. Modern es$mates vary widely throughout diﬀerent communi$es but come up with a global paternal discrepancy rate of 3.7%. That is 1 in 28 people have the wrong father. This misa!ributed paternity can cause major problems in tracing a family tree. If you go back ﬁve genera$ons in your family on average one of those males will not really be yours. At six genera$ons you not only have the parents of the wrong male in the ﬁ#h genera$on but another wrong male added in the sixth genera$on. This has a cumula$ve eﬀect. So a#er ten genera$ons you are back to say the 1600s and a signiﬁcant 18% of both males and females are wrong. Of course if the incorrect father was much more recent, say your grandfather or great grandfather then these ﬁgures would be greatly enhanced. During wars the paternal discrepancy rate is presumed to be higher. Don’t forget, England has had a war nearly every genera$on. DNA sampling for genealogists can link people with rela$ves on a database that are separated by several genera$ons from a common ancestor. This can not only prove that line of ancestry but bring you in contact with very distant rela$ves who may provide diﬀerent informa$on. DNA can also, to a limited degree, es$mate the percentage of each racial subgroup in your ancestry at about twelve genera$ons back. One issue with some early DNA sampling was with people who are referred to as a chimera. A chimera has more than one type of DNA. This can be due to blood transfusions or bone marrow transplant. Sampling is now done through saliva not blood elimina$ng that problem. Homo sapiens originally had black skin with brown eyes. Anyone displaying other features does so because their DNA is corrupted. This imported DNA has now been traced to the Neanderthal who had white skin and blue eyes. All people who are not black skin with brown eyes contain some Neanderthal DNA. John Tully 28 January 2015 Cont … from page 7 in Maryborough. It’s a good place to bring the kids up. People get to know you and they trusted you’, Mr Kelly said. A large part of Mr Kelly’s role was trauma counselling which involved support for emergency services. ‘I’ve a!ended numerous road accidents and house ﬁres with the CFA and police and debriefed their members a#erward to make sure they are okay’. He also supported people through industrial accidents at work and at home. ‘A lot of the work involved grief and loss counselling and that usually involved suicides and deaths with babies’. Mr Kelly’s line of work has also made him present during sieges involving armed gunmen. ‘The police inspector and I have been out there telling them to put their weapon down and come out. So I’ve done counselling for sieges and armed hold-ups’. But a#er dealing with the ups and downs of chemotherapy, Mr Kelly says his $me has come. ‘I really can’t keep going with all the distances so I’ve had to ﬁnish up a li!le earlier than planned. But we’ll con$nue to live here, Maryborough’s a very important part of my life. And I daresay someone is going to stop me and say ‘Wayne we need to talk about this’,’ Mr Kelly said, indica$ng his counselling skills will s$ll be used locally. Coming from a career that has been ‘thoroughly rewarding’ Mr Kelly said it was nice when he received recogni$on for his work. ‘Thoroughly rewarding, absolutely rewarding. You do what you’re expected to do. What the really good thing is, it might be two or three months a#er an accident or something that I’m dealing with and I’ll get a le!er in the post, a li!le thankyou card and it’s just a recogni$on that they feel they like to do. You don’t look for it but that’s what makes it really rewarding, knowing that people appreciate what you do’. One example of people’s apprecia$on of Mr Kelly’s work dates back to the Kerang train disaster of June 2007. ‘I was called up there for two days to support the emergency people and there was a tent with Red Cross people in it, and I had nothing to do with the Red Cross, so me being me, I just wandered in there to make sure they were going all right. About three weeks a#er the accident I got a folder in the mail from the Red Cross with a cer$ﬁcate of apprecia$on. I’ve had le!ers of apprecia$on from the CFA and also the police for things that I’ve done, but you don’t look for that, it just happens.’ Courtesy of Maryborough Adver$ser. 28 January 2015 THE WELCOME RECORD TRAINING COMPLAINTS HOTLINE Voca!onal educa!on and training (VET) students now have a complaints hotline to bring rogue training providers to the a"en!on of regulators. ‘Our Government is taking ﬁrm ac!on to crack down on unscrupulous and misleading behaviour by some training providers and brokers, and this one-stop-shop hotline will help stop the exploita!on of students,’ said Mr Tehan. The joint ini!a!ve with state and territory governments not only helps appren!ces and students to lodge complaints but it also serves employers concerned about any aspect of the training system. ‘We need to all ensure that our training system is of the highest quality so that students and poten!al employers can enjoy conﬁdence in our training system,’ Mr Tehan said. ‘Anyone in the electorate of Wannon with a complaint or query about the training sector now has one number to call. ‘To date students in Wannon have not had a clear way to get the a"en!on of regulators when they have had a training provider do the wrong thing by them, said Mr. Tehan The Na!onal Training Complaints Hotline is accessible on 13 38 73 (Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm na!onally) or via email: at [email protected]!on.gov.au. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NEW $476 MILLION SKILLS FUND The beneﬁts of a new $476 million Industry Skills Fund will be felt across Wannon, with Australian businesses now able to apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce. “The fund will provide up to 200,000 training places and skills advice for businesses over the next four years, and is a key element of the Abbo" Government Industry Innova!on and Compe!!veness Agenda,” said Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan. “This is a new way of providing support to businesses that need to upskill or retrain their employees to enable their business to grow, diversify, adopt new technologies, or take advantage of new market opportuni!es. “I encourage businesses in the following industries in Wannon to apply for the Industry Skills Fund - advanced manufacturing, food and agribusiness, medical technology, mining equipment, and oil, gas and energy resources. “Employers in Wannon will be supported to decide what training is needed in their business, and which training provider they want to work with, to boost their business produc!vity and compe!!veness,” said Mr Tehan. The Fund will primarily target Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to be"er posi!on themselves for growth opportuni!es. A business will be considered as ‘posi!oning for growth’ if the business falls into one or more of the Volume 30 Issue 2 Page 27 following categories: · Diversifying into new or emerging markets and/or; · Adop!ng new or emerging technologies and/or; · Entering export markets for the ﬁrst !me and/or · Responding to signiﬁcant new domes!c market opportuni!es and/or; · Reposi!oning because of market driven structural adjustment. Businesses wan!ng support to train workers will be required to make a contribu!on to the cost of training. The co-contribu!on rate depends on the number of employees, with smaller businesses receiving higher levels of support. Guidelines and more informa!on are available at www.business.gov.au. Applica!ons are accepted on an ongoing basis, throughout the year. REVIEW OF FAIR WORK LAWS UNDERWAY LOCALS SHOULD MAKE SUBMISSIONS The Produc!vity Commission Review of the Fair Work Laws, promised by the Coali!on prior to the 2013 elec!on, is now underway and Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan has called for people in the local area to make submissions. This independent review will assess the opera!on of the Fair Work framework and consider op!ons for improvement before making recommenda!ons to Government. ‘It is important that the Produc!vity Commission get a full understanding of how the laws work in prac!ce, both good and bad, including prac!cal examples from local employees, employers and community groups,’ Mr Tehan said. ‘Submissions can be made on any aspect of the system and an online comments op!on is available, which can be used to quickly and simply submit views of the system.’ ‘Anyone in our local community with feedback, posi!ve or nega!ve, on how the workplace rela!ons system is working should make a submission to ensure a wide ranging and robust report,’ Mr Tehan concluded. The review is due to report by the end of 2015 and will make recommenda!ons to the Government. Any recommenda!ons that the Government decides to adopt will then be taken to the 2016 elec!on to seek a mandate from the Australian people. Submissions to the review can be made online at www.pc.gov.au or by post to the Produc!vity Commission, Locked Bag 2, Collins St East Melbourne VIC 8003. Dan Tehan QUOTES “Be•er to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln Page 28 Volume 30 Issue 2 THE WELCOME RECORD 28 January 2015 What a busy weekend we had. Saturday the Ballarat train brought a huge inﬂux of people. Above some photos of greeters in costume, with Queen Victoria and entourage making an appearance, people u"lising our shops, the Red Hat con"ngency; then we had the Twilight Market in the evening and ﬁnally Australia Day celebra"ons on Monday with Peter ‘Crackers’ Keenan as Ambassador. Altogether a great weekend for Dunolly.
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