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AUSTRALIA’S NUMBER ONE AUTO
LEGEND FOUND IN COOBER PEDY
The Grand Prize winner of a newly launched
competition JUST AUTO LEGENDS is local Coober
Pedy resident, Dave Sawyers or Swampy as he is
fondly known by his mates.
Swampy, a self-employed electrician, entered into the
competition online with video evidence of his life’s passion
for automobiles, their parts and associated uses. As a
consequence he takes home a $6,000 Sidchrome tool kit,
and he will appear on the cover of JUST Cars – May
Living underground in Coober Pedy, Swampys auto lair
takes the term “man cave” to a whole new level. Above
ground, his property looks like a scene from Mad Max -
a post-apocolyptic car yard with around 30 unique
vehicles from old racing cars, vans converted to
workshops, scooters, demolition derby cars, Fords from
previous decades and a caravan. There’s a BBQ that’s
tucked away in the boot of an old Kingswood, a hose reel
fashioned from a Ford mag, and a Ford branded doorbell.
Yes, the number one JUST AUTO LEGEND is a Ford
Inside Swampy’s man cave is realised the full extent of
this auto nut’s obsession. Everything is made from car
parts. The banister on the stair case is made from prop
shafts, the heater in the lounge made from an old engine
block, the ambient lighting is courtesy of a traffic light,
and there’s a car being rebuilt in the centre of the living
room. Local Electrician Dave “Swampy” Sawyers after winning Australia’s No 1 Just Auto Legend and being
presented with a $6,000 Sidchrome tool kit. Photo: Les Pullen
There are only two things in Swampy’s house that aren’t
connected to auto – his beloved dog and his patient wife. with their “other loves”, and there’s three kids named industry peers including Russell White, who runs the
after cars, one who had a car themed wedding cake and Australian Ford Forums; the boys who started the now
“If I need more room in my workshop, I just dig out the even a dog name Axle. The search might have even world No. 1 online car show, Mighty Car Mods; Andrew
walls a bit further,” Swampy explained of his ever- answered the great Aussie divide over Ford vs Holden – Byrnes who has spent over $2 million on his car collection;
increasing man cave. with one member having invested $3.5 million into his creator of the popular motorcycle blog Bike Exif, Chris
lifelong passion for Fords. Hunter; and Scotty from Scotty’s Garage, who gets over
The cumulative figure that the Top 20 auto enthusiasts 17 million views on his YouTube Channel.
have spent on their auto passions exceeds $5.5 million. Dave “Swampy” Sawyers has enjoyed a strong
Between them they have owned in excess of 1000 vehicles. involvement with the local Speedway in Coober Pedy and Just Auto will be starting their search for 2013’s JUST
his. absolute automotive obsession has seen him named AUTO LEGENDS soon!
They’ve clocked up a sum total of 200,000 hours tinkering the country’s number one auto enthusiast, ahead of cult
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Page 2 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
FARINA TOWNSHIP THROW
- Coober Pedy - DOWN CRICKET CHALLENGE!
An underground city, built After their debut on the 1 April as a brand new
from the profits of opal team, the Coober Pedy Cricket Team is shaping
up to make the Far North proud of its sportmen
after the town successfully pulled together a
winning team in April to play Prominent Hill.
♦ Experience life in the outback town
of Coober Pedy, famous for its fabulous opals Meanwhile, the neighbouring township of Farina
and bizarre underground homes. For - a “former” ghost town, has challenged our
generations, miners have dug into the white Cricket Team to a serious match to mark their
and orange rock to extract the valuable, Annual Picnic Event on Saturday 12 May.
sparkling stone. The tunnels and chambers
they dug were cool and dark, perfect to escape Farina Station owner Kevin Dawes said,“We are
from the desert sun. looking forward with enthusisam to interacting
with Coober Pedy for important cricket matches
♦ Guided tours of the town will take you and we hope this will spark a new era of regular
into an underground museum, art galleries, District Cricket”.
churches and shops.
♦ See the extravagantly built
underground Serbian Church, with it’s
magnificent stained glass windows and carvings
♦ Stay overnight in an underground
Batsman for Coober Pedy Madhawa Rajapakshage (IGA) and vigilant
dwelling and experience underground life for
yourself, it’s very unusual! Prominent Hill Wicket keeper Chris Murray at a recent cricket match
Those interested in cricket and wish to be part of a small but powerful
cricket alliance in Coober Pedy are invited to attend “Practice Cricket”
each Thursday night at the Oval - 8.30pm.
Anyone wishing to support the endeavours of the new Coober Pedy Cricket
Team, contact Khuram Saleem on 0433 373 156 to register your interest.
Department of Broadband,
Communications and the Digital Economy
The magnificent and colourful Breakaways
merge from the underground seabed
♦ Visit the opal fields to see one of the ABC and SBS Board Vacancies
world’s strangest views. Join tours of local
mines to see how they work. Get the chance The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy,
to “noodle” (fossick) for your own opal is calling for expressions of interest from individuals who have the necessary skills, qualifications
treasure or you can find opals in many outlets. and experience to contribute to the governance of either the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
(ABC) or the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) as non-executive directors.
♦ There are some amazing natural
landscapes outside the town (some of them An independent nomination panel will assess applications under a merit-based selection
used as locations in films like Mad Max: process and will provide the Minister with a short list. Appointments to the ABC and SBS
Beyond Thunderdome and Red Planet) Farina Station owner Kevin Dawes, with the boards are made by the Governor-General, acting on advice of the Federal Executive Council.
including historic Farina Cricket Shield on which Coober
Pedy may earn a spot! Successful candidates will have demonstrated high-level leadership and vision, and the
♦ The Painted Desert, the colourful ability to articulate a clear direction for a public organisation that provides broadcasting
Breakaways and the Moon Plain. The match results are engraved on the historic services. They will possess an understanding of, and commitment to, public sector
Farina Cricket Shield. However Farina Station governance and the highest ethical and professional standards. Candidates with a past
♦ Go Star Gazing on the Moon Plain; owner Kevin Dawes says, “It’s like the British record of effective participation on boards and a demonstrated interest in Australian
it’s an eerie place and the stars are brilliant. Ashes, the 1887 shield never leaves our Museum.” cultural or public life are encouraged to apply.
♦ Join the Mail Run out of Coober Lining up for a spot on the historic shield are the The principles of equal opportunity and diversity will apply to the selection processes. The
Pedy to deliver the mail! Drive to Anna “Coober Pedy Cricketers” and a team from Port nomination panel will give consideration to achieve diversity in gender and geographical
Creek, the world’s largest cattle station (it’s Augusta. representation among board members.
the size of Belgium), to see the dog fence
(the world’s largest man-made structure) and You can see where this is all heading, can’t you? Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
follow part of the Old Ghan Railway line. Sponsors, volunteers, buses, uniforms etc. And
Meet the people of the outback, hear their why not, after all we are a diverse town, full of
Further information on these vacancies, including detailed selection criteria and
stories and don’t forget to drop off their talent and surprises?
application information can be found at www.dbcde.gov.au/abcsbsboards. Alternatively,
mail! email email@example.com or contact Moiya Ford or Jeff Kelly on (02) 6260 8788.
Prominent Hill recently provided competition for Applications close at COB on Friday 11 May 2012.
http://sg.southaustralia.com/things-to-do/ our cricket team in a friendly match at Oz
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Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 3
RACE TRACK 21st FOR
OODNADATTA’S GREGORY WARREN By Gerry Nunn
Local lad Gregory Warren celebrated his 21st at the
Oodnadatta Race Course with family and friends on
Saturday 14th April 2012.
Gregory was born on 9th February 1991 and is the son
of Greg Warren and Christine Lennon. He grew up in
Oodnadatta and attended Oodnadatta Aboriginal School.
He also attended school in Port Augusta and Adelaide.
Ronnie, Justin, Russell, Christopher
Christine, Gregory, Greg. Front Henry & Rj
Gregory has worked at Macumba Station for over five
years and is now a senior station hand. He is a respected
role model for Oodnadatta youth
Gregory Warren at 21 is an accomplished A delicious barbeque was enjoyed by 120 guests. Gregory
horseman, stockman and senior station hand blew out his candles on a mud cake race track that was
decorated by his friends Hayley and Chloe Nunn.
Speeches reflected Gregory’s growing up in Oodnadatta
Race Wear was the theme and people dressed up in suits
and covered his transition into working life as a young
and smart dresses topped with pretty fascinators. Dancing
stockman for nearby S Kidman and Co at Macumba Cattle
was popular with all ages.
Happy 21st Birthday Gregory – we all enjoyed our evening
Justin, Robert, Harry, Gregory
Audrey & Grandson. Russell & Billy Carmen, Tahnee, Dolly, Hayley
Oodnadatta Nurses, Kathryn & Lana
Anna Stewart, Fran Ames, Aaron & Jodie Keogh
Eddie, Kane, Arnold
Sophie & Chloe
Page 4 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
UnitingCare Wesley worker
challenged to apologise
PLUMBERS Publically funded UnitingCare Wesley worker Jonathon Nicholls is asked to publically
DG & Sons apologise to residents living at Mintabie for an unfounded slur
0434657992 18/4/2012 Mintabie segment ABC Radio - Far North
That ABC Regional Radio has allowed unproven slurs to
considerable efforts to get that un-used APY rehabilitation
centre up off the ground. That objective would far more
constructive than causing unnecessary hurt slamming
All forms general plumbing and be cast upon an innocent community disturbs me deeply. innocent residents. Perhaps the tax-payer money that
These slurs are further publicised, in writing, on the ABC was given to build this rehabilitation facility would have
maintenance website while there appears to be no opportunity for the been better spent compensating Mintabie residents to
Specialise in blocked drains & repairs right of reply. These unproven slurs were a direct quote move. But we all know this will not fix the indigenous
Gas fitting, Mini bobcat, Mini from UnitingCare Wesley’s Indigenous Manager problems.
Jonathan Nicholls, also the editor of The Papertracker.
Excavator & 6 ton tip truck And APY needs Mintabie township as time after time it is
Solar panel installations In attempting to refute these claims, I joined the ABC Mintabie CFA &r SES who are called to frequent alcohol
website hoping to comment under the article/interview in induced accidents on the highway, these do not usually
question to mitigate the damage. This process did not involve tourists. The Uniting Church, and presumably
Adventure Tours appear to work easily. When finally registered, it appeared
I still could not leave relevant comment.
Mr. Nicholls, have been fed taxpayer money for many
years to assist the APY community; have they failed and
Australia Group are again looking for excuses and scapegoats to cover
This is extremely frustrating as Mr. Nicholls has made their own short-comings?
proudly supports the such insinuations over a number of years, but at no time
Coober Pedy Regional Times has he come forward with hard evidence to the police or Please remember Mr. Nicholls and Ms. Breuer (local Labor
& Outback Communities any other party involved. What does it take to call this MP), that Mintabie was an established town prior to APY’s
man to account over these slanderous accusations? A creation. Long-time residents did not choose to be a part
We are a small groups tour operator who has the libel suit? Why is ABC Regional Radio website perpetuating of APY and indeed have no representation on APY Council.
greatest variety of tours catering for the these myths? I can recall commentary on the Mabo judgement which
adventurous traveller. at the time specifically said that ordinary Australians had
One does not expect those who represent a so-called nothing to worry about – Don’t believe it, ask any Mintabie
As well as many exclusive features we offer tours Christian organisation to cast such unfounded and un- resident who was gifted over to APY and have paid,
at different levels of fitness. Accommodations from substantiated slurs into the public arena as Mr. Nicholls monetarily (yearly fees) and in other ways ever since.
swags under the stars to snug beds and trip lengths has just done. Shame on you. It is not Mintabie who is
from one day to several weeks – the choice is selling grog to the indigenous, we value our town too I would like to call on Mr. Nicholls to publicly retract his
much to allow the powers-that- be any further leverage comments re alcohol coming from Mintabie (with an
yours! For full details visit our website
to criticize our town yet again. apology to the people of Mintabie) or produce the hard
www.adventuretours.com.au or phone our evidence. And Ms. Breuer note, with Labor's recent track
friendly reservations team (within Australia) Mintabie shops are probably the most scrutinized record at elections the party may now appreciate just a
on 1300 654 604 businesses in the whole of Australia. If anything had been few more votes.
Group charters are our speciality uncovered charges would have quickly followed. Mr.
For further enquiries please email: Nicholls you are living in a past century. Do us all a Yours cordially,
firstname.lastname@example.org favour and live in the present and instead use your very MintabieFan
ANZAC Day – Australia’s National Day
by Kevin Woon
I am never more proud to be an Australian than on I was always worried about ANZAC Day losing its
the 25th of April each year. This is the day Australians significance but thankfully the reverse seems to be
celebrate and commemorate our country, those happening. Twenty thousand Australians (mostly younger
who’ve served proudly and those who made the people) travelled to Gallipoli last year to attend the ANZAC
ultimate sacrifice. Day service at dawn. Record crowds watch the traditional
ANZAC Day marches in almost every town and city in
War should never been glorified; it is an abomination and Australia. Unfortunately, none of the original ANZACs are
June long weekend,
a blight on humanity. Unfortunately, history is littered with with us and time had reduced the number of Second World
these tragic conflicts to such an extent wars seem War vets yet the interest in ANZAC Day is stronger than
(Queens Birthday) As a nation, Australia had existed for only fourteen years I never served overseas after being conscripted into the
Sunday 10th June (and New Zealand just eight years) when the ANZACS
landed at Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915. This is arguably
army in 1971. However, I honour the family traditions;
my grandfather fought in Europe in the Great War and
the most important day in Australia’s history and the most spent twelve months as prisoner of war with the Germans.
will be another significant day in the development of our cultural identity. My father served in the navy during World War Two and
From that day, Australia grew as a nation and forged its then in the army with the occupational forces in Japan
Police Golf Day
own identity in a rapidly changing world. for three years afterwards. I am proud of my father and
grandfather for serving their country; something they did
Since that day, Australians and New Zealanders remember willingly as teenagers like most youth at those tragic times.
the sacrifice of young men and woman who have died in
Money raised will be for charity and it war. Initially it was the First World War, but then came The ANZAC Day tradition must never be allowed to wane;
is same as last year, World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan it is our National Day and something Australian’s must
$30 per person, for example. It is completely appropriate we honour those continually honour. We must honour those who have
who served and those who were killed serving their served Australia so gallantly and we must continue showing
teams of four ambrose event, country on this day. that ANZAC spirit to the world and maintain that sense of
lunch and dinner included or ‘mateship’ ANZACs are famous for.
dinner alone $10 As important as commemorating those heroic young men
9.30 am registration, and woman is, and it is essential, ANZAC Day is more ANZAC Day – lest we forget.
than that. ANZAC Day is a day of national pride; it’s about
10.00 tee off. Australian’s celebrating our history, it’s about celebrating
that legendary ANZAC spirit Australia is famous for. It’s
Show up on the day or numbers to
Coober Pedy Police
about mates getting together and remembering and
honouring fallen comrades; it’s about Australians paying
a public tribute to aging veterans. It’s about maintaining
Raffles and charity auction. and building tradition. It’s also a day for reflection about
the tragedies of war and hoping young men and women Judy Sparrow and Mark Harrison at
We are still looking for sponsors and businesses don’t have to endure such horrors in future protecting Underground Books for getting in
to donate prizes, food and drink their country. "Gardening Australia" Mag. Well done Judy
Contact the station if you can assist and Mark.
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 5
Falls Prevention and Tai Chi
One in three people over the age of 65, has a Tai Chi not only helps prevent falls, but also improves
fall each year. health, self confidence, the quality of life, and may
prevent and/or improve the management of chronic
Falls is one of the major causes of injury for older diseases, particularly for older people. The specific
people. principles of Tai Chi will result in better balance and
Evidence Based Research
Research evidence shows that specific exercises Tai chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful,
can be very effective in promoting balance and thus but tai chi is more than that. There is power beneath
preventing a potential fall. There is strong evidence a seemingly calmly flowing river. Tai Chi movements
to support that practicing tai chi is one of the most contain much internal strength. The objective of tai
effective ways to prevent falls. How does Tai Chi help chi is to achieve physical balance by strengthening By Susan Radeka, Diabetes Coordinator
prevent falls? It does this by strengthening muscles, muscles and improving co-ordination, while at the CPHHS, Community Health (Coober Pedy)
improving coordination, confidence and balance. A same time improving mental balance. This is why tai
fall prevention study conducted in Sydney involved chi is effective for falls prevention. Tel 8672 5376
702 people in the community. After 16 weeks of References:
learning and practicing a Tai Chi program (80% of Tai Chi is currently being taught at the Community
the participants did the Tai Chi for Arthritis program), Health Centre by registered nurses who are certified Dr Paul Lam, Dr Pamela Kircher and Maureen Miller,
the results showed that Tai Chi significantly reduced instructors. Our next group starts 24/4/2012. Please 2010, http://www.taichiforhealthinstitute.org/articles/
the number of falls. Tai Chi also significantly reduced phone and register your interest with Susan Radeka individual_article.php?id=421. Accessed 10/04/2012
the risk of multiple falls by approximately 70%. or Christine Radford on 8672 5376. Love to see
you there. Voukelatos A, Cumming RG, Lord SR, Rissel C, 2007,
The study concluded: that participation in weekly ‘A Randomized, Controlled Trial of tai chi for the
community-based tai chi classes can reduce falls By Susan Radeka, Diabetes Coordinator, Prevention of Falls: The Central Sydney tai chi Trial’
in relatively healthy, community-dwelling older Journal of American Geriatric Society, August 2007.
people. Community Health Coober Pedy, Tel 8672 5376 55:1185–1191, 2007
Coober Pedy Street and Road Names
Where did the name of your street come from? Part 5 in a series - by Sue Britt
Coober Pedy Street and Road Names -
Marousen Drive is named for George Marousen, water
carter and cameleer.
In 1991 Pantjini Mavis Brown told her story to Janet
Skewes. In it she recalled travelling by camel with George
Marousen when she was a child. According to Peggy
Brown, “she was travelling around with George Marousen
and others on camels.
Old George Marousen used to cart 44 gallon drums of
water around for Aboriginal people who lived out bush
in humpies. People would have to pay for the water,
two bob for a 44-gallon drum. He would get the water
from Matheson Bore, and then take the water to people.”
Shirley Williams added: “His wagon he used to use for
carting water is now down at the Umoona Mine. He
came from Marree Country, an Afghan man, a good man. George Marousen with his water cart and horse team delivers water to Jeweller’s Shop
He used to call us over when we were kids and always homes in 1958
yarn to us. He used to smoke a pipe. He used to live
down on the Reserve in the early days of the Reserve
and he used to help us kids get ready for school. He’s From Coober Pedylanguru Tjukurpa - Stories from the Photo of George Marousen and his water cart taken by
get the water hot for our wash.” Anangu of Coober Pedy compiled by Janet Skewes, 1997 Ron Gough
Andamooka’s Peter Allen has it covered
Port Augusta’s latest White and Yellow Pages Peter takes care of everything in Andamooka from
is currently around the town and features on rubbish collection and coordinating the town’s water
it’s cover Andamooka’s Peter Allen - for his supply, to the rescue of stray dogs and the roll out
voluntary work ensuring the isolated opal of road maintenance.
community remains viable.
The White/Yellow pages cover theme for 2012/13
With only 800 residents and no local council to get is “A Helping Hand, The Aussie Way”.
things done, the remote town of Andamooka could
easily fall apart. In 2007, Peter stepped up as the
town’s ‘unofficial mayor’ and volunteer council
worker, and hasn’t looked back since. Volunteering White/Yellow pages cover this year is Andamooka’s
more than 60 hours a week, Peter Allen at the original opal miners cottages
Page 6 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
Fr. Tony Redden- the people’s
Campaign Launched! priest is laid to rest
by Fr. Paul Bourke
by Dog & Cat Management Board SA
FR. TONY REDDEN 14-6-1947 - 2-4-2012
There is a serious cat overpopulation problem
in South Australia. The funeral of Fr. Tony Redden, our Catholic Priest
in Coober Pedy and the bush from 1994 to 2000 was
A significant factor contributing to the problem is held, Friday 13th April, at St. Anacletus Catholic
people feeding cats they do not own: this is defined Church Peterborough. He was diagnosed with a brain
as semiownership. tumour 5 years ago. A crowd of over 1,000 attended
with 3 Bishops and 54 Priests.
Feeding un-owned cats maintains their reproductive
capacity and enables free-living cat colonies to During his time in Coober Pedy Fr.Tony was involved in
regenerate. all sides of the community through his work as Parish
Priest and was widely known and respected. He was a
Supporting free-living cats through the provision of person of enthusiasm, humour and amazing energy, with
food does not acknowledge the environmental and few quiet bones in his body.
social impacts that these cats have on the rest of
the community or the economic pressure they place
on animal shelters required to manage their rate of His active nature saw him involved in police chaplaincy
admission and euthanasia. for the Far North, junior and seniorsport, the RSL, Golf
Club (President), Race Club, Ambulance, Hospital,School Pictured in Coober Pedy for the “Journey of the
and the daily lives of many. The eternal optimist (he fol- Cross” on 2 July 2007 is Fr. Tony Redden with Fr.
The Dog and Cat Management Board,in association Paul Bourke on the left
with local councils, the Local Government lowed Port Adelaide!), he was known and remembered
Association, the Australian Veterinary Association, near and far, particularly in the more remote parts of SA. was at the centre of his warm and happy friendship with
RSPCA SA and Animal Welfare League SA has people.
launched a campaign to promote community The son of a Terowie farming family, he was a priest for
discussion and inform and educate people who feed 41 years, living in retirement for the past 2 because of his A man of God, people’s priest, who loved the bush and
cats about the impact of feeding cats that they do declining health. His easy going nature and manner, knew his flock. May he rest in Peace.
not own, and how their behaviour contributes to the
cat overpopulation problem.
LOCALS CELEBRATE HARMONY DAY
IN COOBER PEDY by Sue Britt
Forty-three people attended a Harmony Day Lunch at the
United Club on Sunday, 25th March.
Organised by Lydia Gonzalez, the lunch was a feast of
dishes from around the world. They included Lancashire
Hotpot, Bread & Butter Pudding, Kangaroo Tail Soup,
Damper, Scones with Jam, Tuna balls, Aussie chips,
Aussie Sponge Cake, Carmel Sticky Rice, Lentil and Rice
Balls with Horseradish Dip, Sauerkraut with Frankfurts,
Tuna Casserole, Ginatang Halo Halo, Chicken Biryani and
Yoghurt Sauce, Spring Rolls, Cucumber Pancakes, Pansit
(Rice Noodle) and Apple Slice.
Participants came from Australia, Philippines, Pakistan,
Germany, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Greece,
Oman, Austria, Ireland, and Ecuador.
Pradeep (Miners Store) with his children Rison Lydia Gonzalez, organiser of the Harmony Day
and Venuki lunch, is pictured here with Jenny Davison
Khuram and Humera - Humera wore the
national dress of her native country, Oman Coober Pedy residents celebrate Harmony Day
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 7
OPAL FESTIVAL DONE &
DUSTED FOR 2012 by Prue Fargher
Coober Pedy, congratulations on A huge thank you must go to Chevahn Hoad.
another fabulous Opal Festival. The Chevahn is the backbone of the Opal
enthusiasm for this year’s event was Festival having worked tirelessly behind the
fantastic, and it was a pleasure to work scenes for a number of years. Chevahn’s
with you all on this significant event for organisation and IT skills are a real asset to
Coober Pedy. this event, and many other local events and
organisations – Chevahn..thank you.
I was thrilled that so many community
groups/organisations and individuals took A special mention must go to Brett & Leanne
Hayward from Augusta Party Hire who
the time to build and enter a float in the street
provided the infrastructure for the event.
parade this year. There have been so many Many locals were very relieved that this year
positive comments on the fun, colourful, they were no longer required to set up
community spirited procession. One visitor Marquees on Friday and pull them down on
from Adelaide emailed to say “The effort of Saturday evening.
the floats and the enthusiasm of the
participants was wonderful.” Crowds lined Hutchison Street for the parade... the view from Bank Those who volunteered their time to assist
Place Cnr is always popular us on the gate, in the information tent, on
At the Oz Minerals Oval the novelties were the noodle pit and other areas of the festival
hotly contested, the entertainment terrific, – THANK YOU! Volunteers are very difficult
exhibitors engaging, the food plentiful, and to come by these days, and you took the
most importantly..the drinks cold! The time out of your busy schedules to assist us
Flaming Sambucas entertained crowds well make the day enjoyable.
into the night after an amazing display of
fireworks. Don’t forget to put your thinking hats on for
next year. Plan you float, think about your
This remarkable event is attributable to the stall or marquee and put your hand up to
generosity of many individuals and volunteer. If you have suggestions for 2013
please email them to
companies and we thank you sincerely for
your sponsorship. Without the continued suggestions from last year were put in place
support of our generous sponsors, the for this year so keep providing the ideas and
Coober Pedy Opal Festival would struggle suggestions to make Opal Festival 2013
to continue. The Flaming Sambucas at the Black & White Opal Festival Ball bigger & better!
held at the Desert Cave
Penny Carter waves from the IGA “Float”. IGA and Cellarbrations
sponsored the Street Parade this year
Charlie Paris’ first parade appearance was a big success
Charlie said she is
still dreaming of
beautiful Teddy Bear
Page 8 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
FIRST FLOAT FOR RACE CLUB LOCAL NEWS
Be part of something big!
Cavpower, the Caterpillar dealership for South Australia, is gearing up for the most signiﬁcant
expansion in the company’s 40 year history. This expansion is a result of the unprecedented
growth in major mining, infrastructure and civil projects across Adelaide Metro and the entire
state of South Australia. To support this rapid growth, we are now recruiting for key positions
within our mining division based both locally in Adelaide and throughout rural South Australia.
A superb residential position located in regional SA, providing support to local customers and
key industry partners. In this role you will be responsible for the strategic operation and forecast
of the Branch which will be achieved through quality customer and product support, commercial
performance, market growth, and sound safety and people management. This position has a strong
focus on the development and care of our customers and our people as well as maintaining and
driving our Safety and Contamination Control culture.
Regional Branch Development Manager
This senior role is responsible for ensuring our regional branches achieve ongoing customer
satisfaction, return on investment and proﬁtable growth within mining territories and customer
bases. In this position you will communicate, liaise and negotiate both internally and externally in
order to facilitate the development of proﬁtable business and sustainable relationships. Ongoing
regional travel required.
Product Support Manager
Based locally in Adelaide this is an essential role to ensure our customers and key industry partners
are maximizing proﬁts through the use of our products and services; and adding value by providing
ﬂexible and innovative service and maintenance solutions. In this position you will assist with
preparation and implementation of operational budgets, maintenance programs, corrective actions
and all consignment stock and parts exchange components. Ongoing regional travel required.
For more information or a conﬁdential discussion please call the HR team on (08) 8343 7200.
Various other opportunities also available.
(L to R) Fleur Clark, Prudie Clark, Gemma Hoad, Chevahn Hoad, Abby-Jane Clark,
Chantelle and Jacinta Van Poorten, Kalinda Cooke.
The Coober Pedy Amateur Horse Racing Club
held its Annual General Meeting on 21 March The dates for the next
2012. Coober Pedy Races are
The newly elected executive committee are Jason the 11th and 12th August. To apply please visit
Jones President, Curly Secretary and Chevahn Locals are reminded to please add www.cavpower.com
Hoad Treasurer. this weekends date to your diaries.
Peter Rowe will still be providing significant
Goodbye to John and Tracey
assistance but he has decided it is time for him to
step aside and give someone else a go.
On Wednesday 18 April, the volunteer
ambulance team said goodbye to Tracey
Gordon and John Olsen over dinner at John’s
Pizza Bar. Typically, dinner was late because
John and Tracey were out on a job.
Since their arrival on 13 July 2009, they have
been dedicated to serving the town 9 to 5 Monday
to Friday but also after hours and on weekends.
Tracey will be remembered for the valuable
connections she made with the community. She
won the respect of Aboriginal clients in particular
because of her caring attitude and knowledge of
their family and health issues.
John is transferring to Ceduna where he will be
an ambulance officer as he was here, but closer
to his home. Tracey is leaving SAAS. She is
staying in Coober Pedy and will be working in a
I’m sure everyone in town will join the volunteer
Outgoing Race Club President Peter ambulance crew in wishing both John and Tracey John and Tracey say goodbye to Coober Pedy
happiness in their new positions.
Rowe watches for photo opportunities at
the Opal Festival by Sue Britt
Johns Pizza Bar & Restaurant Open 7 days 9am -10pm
10% Discount for Pensioners
¨ Alfresco dining,Takeaway
John’s Pizza Bar &
Relax in air-conditioned comfort
Restaurant are the proud
or heated elfresco
winners of the National Best
INTERNET ACCESS for tourists
Pizza in the 2010
I Love FOOD Awards - Group bookings and large
making Coober Pedy proud. functions rooms
Follow us on Extensive menus - breakfast, lunch
John's Pizza Bar & and dinner .
Ph:08 8672 5561
Restaurant Fax:08 8672 5537 Large selection of pizzas and
Appreciation Group Email: email@example.com a range of new regular meals available.
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 9
WHAT’S ON & VISITING SERVICES
WHAT’S ON around Coober Pedy ? ACCOUNTANT DATES
Waters + Younger
& VISITING SERVICES 2012 Visits to Coober Pedy
Phone: 8331 9477 Adelaide
Phone: 8672 5979 Coober Pedy
Fax: 8364 4676
Car $20, Adult $10, Child (under 16) $5 30 Jan - 4 February Richard
Canteen Meals Available - Hotdog Meal deals, Hamburger Meal deals 20 - 24 February Jack
Hot Chips, Donuts, Hot and Cold Drinks 16 - 21 April Richard
21 - 25 May Jack
SATURDAY 5 MAY 11 - 17 July
6 - 10 August
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem
forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. 10 - 14 September Richard
A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The 15 - 20 October Richard
Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another 5 - 9 November Jack
until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these 3 - 6 December Jack
Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship
of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss Roger The Roving Vet Dates
must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against
love. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Location: Coober Pedy Pound
Tucci, and Donald Sutherland. Bookings essential
* Clinic 2: May 7th and 8th
Coober Pedy School Community Library & Toy Library * Clinic 3: July 23rd and 24th
COMMUNITY EVENTS occuring
throughout 2012 may only be Opening hours: School Terms: * Clinic 4: September 10th and 11th
temporary or seasonal Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5pm * Clinic 5: November 12th and 13th
Friday 8.30am – 4 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm
Contributors are reminded to Please phone Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding
update or remove obsolete 08 86423308 for an appointment or orders
entries School Holidays: Monday – Thursday 12.00pm – 5pm
Friday 12.00pm – 4 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm (8.30am-5pm M-F; 6pm-8pm Thursday
evening; 8.30am-11am Saturday)
Thank you for keeping the
community informed Saturday and Public Holidays Closed
As a 2012 special for Coober Pedy
Located at Coober Pedy Area School
clients only, Roger will offer 10%
discount on all Eukanuba dog foods.
MONDAYS THURSDAY FRIDAYS Please place orders at least one week
before the clinic date to ensure delivery
BOYS GROUP 12-17 year olds COOBER PEDY CP Social Scrabble 7.30pm
3pm – 4.30pm Home Economics MULTICULTURAL FORUM
10am-11am Social gatherings
United Club . All skill levels
for over 65’s
TUESDAYS LITTLE MUSICIANS
PRE SEASON FOOTY TRAINING Coober Pedy Area School
at 6.30 pm. New players welcome Music Room Mine Rescue Training
Caters for 3 to 5 year olds (Alternate Saturdays) is held
ART & CRAFT PLAYGROUP
10.30am—11.30am Lion’s Hall ACTIVE GIRLS GROUP
LEGO CLUB 10am—12pm
5 year olds and up Lions Club
Caters for 2-4 year olds & caregivers 3:15 till 4:30pm, age 10 -15 y/o
MUSIC/HOME ECONOMICS CINEMA PROGRAM NIGHTS
TJITJI TJUTA INKANYINI PUKULPA room at school
12pm—2pm A Playgroup for 0-5 year
6.30-9.30pm. Every 2nd
olds and caregivers. PRE SEASON FOOTY
Home Makers, Umoona Community, TRAINING at 6.30 pm
Tina mobile: 0488 208 747 or
Lunch & Activities
Come and try 5 a side INDOOR 8.30
SOCCER on the 1st, 5th & 8th CP SHOOTERS CLUB
SOCCER Workshop 4.30pm – 6pm
May. School Gym at 6pm. 9am and 11am Pistol (approx 2 hrs)
School Oval 10-16 year olds More info: Carmelo Crisa
Ph: 86725 579 or 0428846500 Farina vs Coober Pedy Cricket Match
DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS
3nd Tuesday each month at 7pm SUNDAYS Community members and cricket
FRIDAYS CP SHOOTERS CLUB supporters interested in travelling to
AMBULANCE TRAINING TINY TACKER PLAYGROUP Rifle 10am - FARINA for the day or overnight Saturday
7.30pm Umoona Road 0 - 2 year olds 10am—12.30pm 12 May, please register your interest with
every Tuesday except school holidays Community Health Meeting Golf (CP Golf Course Khuram 0433 373 156; Ryan 0430 971 517
Room (behind Dr. Kami’s) Registration 12:00 noon or Shane 0423 961 867
WEDNESDAYS Tee off time 12:30
Coober Pedy Multicultural
Forum: Lions club rooms United Bowling Club
SA STATE SCHOOL TERM DATES
CRAFT GROUP 7.30 - 9.30pm
Catacomb Church - BYO 10am-12 Men over 65 - chess, Lawn Bowls 1.30 pm
card games, discussions 2013 29 Jan - 12 Apr 29 Apr - 5 Jul 22
Tel: June Maclean 86725029 CFS Training 2- 5 Jul - 27 Sep 14 Oct - 13 Dec
CRICKET 5.30pm to 6.30 pm
or Chris Challis 86723905 at School Gym Alternate Sundays
2014 28 Jan - 11 Apr 28 April - 4 Jul 21
PLAY TIME Jul - 26 Sep 13 Oct - 12 Dec
BABY BOUNCE RHYME & CP SHOOTERS CLUB
TODDLER STORY TIME 10am Friday night shotgun 7pm - Catering for 0 to 5 year olds
2015 27 Jan - 10 Apr 27 Apr - 3 Jul 20
Library Catering for 0 to 5 y/o 2.00pm—3.30pm
Jul - 25 Sep 12 Oct - 11 Dec
GREEK CLUB - Bingo 7.30 pm School Gymnasium
Page 10 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
What’s On in COOBER PEDY?
To help avoid clashes in dates, post
community events here
Black Dog Ride (1 day)
Sunday 29 April 2012
Leaves 10am (see ad)
Coober Pedy - Cadney Park
The Lions Club
Trash and Treasure
Saturday 28 April 2012
Kyle Hay (President) 0400274265
Farina v Coober Pedy
Saturday 12 May 11am
The Great Breakaways Bolt
Saturday 30 June 2012
Coober Pedy Races
11th and 12th August
Far North Footy Grand Final
Saturday 8th September 2012
Opal Inn Christmas Party
Sunday 25 November.”
GREAT Breakaways’ Bolt National Walk
Safely To School
brought forward to 30 June Day is on 18 May
Book early for this amazing event! It’s that time of year when parents and
primary school-aged children right
round Australia are asked to take those
important steps towards a healthier
lifestyle by participating in National Walk
Safely to School Day.
This year, parents, carers and students can
find the best walking route to school online
at www.walk.com.au – the Pedestrian
Council of Australia is providing a Google
Parents and students can enter their home
starting point and the school destination –
and the new feature will plot the best walking
route to school.
The event asks parents, carers and their
children to build regular walking to and from
school into their daily routine because
children need a minimum of 60 minutes’
exercise each day.
Walk Safely to School Day encourages
children to lead a healthier, more active life
through regular walking, reinforces safe
pedestrian behaviour and creates regular
walking habits at a young age.
• SA State Coordinator: Chris Chalke 08
8271 6099 or 0418 827 924 (email:
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 11
FAMILY MATTERS Child Community Links
Child Community Links
Officer District Council
of Coober Pedy
Links is funded by the
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 12
The good, bad and ugly!
What is the best Cat
WHY IT'S GOOD Cats are like polite dogs. They can
WHY IT'S GOOD the size of an aquarium is up to you. If
pet for you? keep you company while you are having some quiet time. you live in a small unit or have one in your room, they can
If you are curled up on the lounge watching TV your cat take up very little space. Fish also come in lots of sizes,
will be sitting on you or very close to you purring because shapes and colours, and they don't take a lot of work.
Puppies are so cute as soon as you see them you fall in they are happy. You never need to walk them. They use
a litter tray for a toilet. WHY IT'S BAD Let's face it, it's a fish. There aren't many
love. Puppies smell so good; they are warm and snuggle ways you can play with a fish. They have a 15 second
into you. It is hard to resist taking them home. However, memory, every time they swim around the bowl they think
there are lots of things to consider when you are picking they are seeing something new. Plus, they don't live long.
a new pet. If you love long walks on the beach and If you have more than one fish the rule is, if it’s big enough
throwing a Frisbee and you want your pet to join in with to eat the smaller fish it will.
these activities, would you think, a Gold Fish is the best
pet for me; we can share an outdoor life together? Sadly NEEDS You'll need to spend several hours setting up your
this relationship will not work out because Bubbles the aquarium with a good filtration system, the right type of
gold fish will not be able to do any of that. They are cute water and suitable decorations (treasure chest, shipwreck
but I have never heard of a gold fish bringing back a etc, you know, classy stuff). Plan on a few minutes daily
Frisbee. feeding the fish, and at least half an hour a week changing
some of the water.
You need to look at your type of lifestyle and what kind
of pet would suit it best. COST Size matters; if you have a large tank it will cost
Pets come in all shapes and sizes, Dogs, Horses, Frogs, you more then a smaller one. If you have a large fish it
Rabbits, Birds, Fish, Lizards, other Reptiles, Cats, and will keep you broke eating the smaller ones (try putting
Rats. They are the most common pets in Australia. If your fish on a diet, it never works)
you lived in India you might have an Elephant or a Bengal
Tiger. If you lived in the Swiss Alps you could have a Dennis the rescued cat. Treated like a king in his BOTTOM LINE A fish tank is very restful and a joy to
lovely goat to play with. Pigs are house pets in American new home watch. Fish are beautiful and colourful. Once you've
and snails are popular pets in France. purchased the tank, this can be the most inexpensive pet
WHY IT'S BAD Nearly all cats are more aloof than dogs. on this list.
It’s time to choose your pet, please consider:
The size of your home? (Big dogs would be un- They are not playful. They never come when you call
happy in a small unit, without a yard) them or play with you when you want. They are A Rock
How many people in your house already? (If you completely independent of you and your needs. You are WHY IT'S GOOD Requires no work. You don't need your
are already crowded, a small pet would be best) lucky to have them, remember that and you will get along parent's permission to get one. Can be useful as a
The age of the children? (Children under 5 years with your cat. Some people are allergic. paperweight.
old need help to look after their pets)
NEEDS Cats must be fed daily. They need an inside toilet WHY IT'S BAD Just sits there.
Is anyone in your home afraid of any animals? ( If (litter box). But you do need to scoop the litter box out
someone is afraid of snakes, it is not the best daily and clean it weekly. Longhaired cats need to be NEEDS None! Unless your rock needs more rock friends.
pet to get) brushed regularly (You may need to seek medical help if COST Free. Especially around Coober Pedy.
you try to) You'll probably need help clipping your cat's
Has anyone an allergy to any animals?” (If a nails. (Do you know your blood type, and is the hospital BOTTOM LINE You are a sad person if you think a rock
medical condition prevents you from having a on speed dial before you try that) If you must travel, is the answer to your pet problem, maybe you'll feel better
certain type of pet, choose another) your cat can look after itself for a couple of days, as long if you paint eyes on it.
as it has plenty of food and water. You need to take your
cat to the vet for injections and de-sexing.
WHY IT'S GOOD. A dog will play with you and love COST If you are a cat person, you never worry about the
you more than any other pet. They are like your soul cost, it is for love.
mate. They are the best bodyguard. All girls stop and talk
to a man with a cute fluffy dog. BOTTOM LINE Cats choose you, and if you are well
behaved and treat them like royalty you will have the best
relationship of your life.
WHY IT'S GOOD Beautiful, colourful, cheerful little
things. Easy to care for. Some can be taught to talk or
whistle. Active during the day, Cover them over at night
and you won’t hear from them until you uncover them in
WHY IT'S BAD Cleaning their cage is a regular job, and
they like to throw their seeds around. Pet cows hmmm...No way! I'm not going to
share my comfy lounge with a cow!
NEEDS You'll need to give your birds good quality food
and water daily, and clean the cage weekly. I want a Teddy Bear for a pet, a real one. We can play
fight, but he is not sleeping on my side of the bedroom
COST The cost of feed a bird is low because they eat so floor. If I can’t have a real one can I have a life size toy
Me as a puppy. I was adorable in every way little. If you need a vet you may need to find a specialist teddy? My Mum can’t decide if she would like an elephant
vet for birds. or a camel. She could ride it to work. Dad says he has
WHY IT'S BAD It takes a lot of time and energy to care
for one. Young dogs can be annoyingly active. Dogs need the best pets in the world, but a new pet motorbike would
BOTTOM LINE Birds are small and a joy to listen to. be no trouble.
to see a vet for injections and de-sexing. Dogs bark at
They are good company. (My cats want one for
shadows or nothing at all and make it sound like a serious Christmas)
threat. Some people are allergic. Woof Woof
NEEDS Dogs need room to run around and exercise. You Rodent
need to feed your dog every day. Dogs love a walk with WHY IT'S GOOD You don't need a big house or back
you at least once a day. They need to go to the toilet four yard to keep a hamster, gerbils or mice. They are playful,
or five times a day. Long-haired breeds need to be brushed friendly, curious and cute.
regularly. Most dogs should be bathed every month or
so. If you take a trip, you'll have to bring your dog along WHY IT'S BAD They're small, and you can't play with
or board it at a kennel. them as much as with a dog or cat. Also, most sleep
during the day and are awake at night. They can scare
COST There's a wide price range, from a free puppy/dog people, some people have a real fear of mice and rats.
at an animal rescue shelter to $1000’s for a purebred dog.
You'll also need to buy a license, collar and leash, and NEEDS You need to check their food and water every
take the dog to a vet for shots and de-sexing. day. Put soft clean bedding in their cage every week or
BOTTOM LINE If you're an energetic person that needs firstname.lastname@example.org
a soul mate, this may be the pet for you. Puppies need a BOTTOM LINE A good pet if you don't have much room Dog Reporter, Charlie Paris
lot of attention and training. or money but still want something warm to hold.
Thursday 26 April 2012 Coober Pedy Regional Times Page 13
See page 2 for Rates, Deadlines & Publishing Dates
Indemnity MINERAL LEASES POSITION VACANT FUNERAL SERVICE
Advertising agencies, advertisers and BRIGITTE MATTERS (Sperger), of Coober
other contributors accept full Pedy, passed away 3rd April 2012.
responsibility for the contents of
advertisements and other submitted, She was born in Lustenau, Austria, 28th
signed material and agree to April 1964.
indemnify the publishers against any
Mining Act 1971
Notice is hereby given in accordance with
claim or proceedings out of the Section 28 (5) of the Mining Act 1971, that the Loving daughter of Kurt and Agnes
publication of such advertisements or Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Sperger, and sister to Erich and Peter.
proposes to grant Exploration Licences over the
material. undermentioned areas.
Provision of material or copy for Applicant: Teck Australia Pty Ltd Brigitte will be sadly missed by all
publication in the Coober Pedy Location: Tallaringa area – approx 120 km who knew her.
Regional Times Newspaper west of Coober Pedy
Term: Two years
constitutes acceptance by Area in km2: 479 FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the
advertisers, advertising agencies and Ref: 2011/00120 Catholic Church 10am Friday 27th April
other contributors of this condition. Applicant: Teck Australia Pty Ltd 2012 before proceeding to
Location: Tallaringa area – approx 110 km Boot Hill Cemetery
southwest of Coober Pedy
Term: Two years
Area in km2: 209
DECKELMAN, Werner Gunter
Energia Minerals Limited
Provides a Weekly Service to Location: Blyth Creek area – approx
Coober Pedy &
90 km southeast of Oodnadatta
Pastoral Lease: The Peake opal miner from Coober Pedy
Area in km2:
passed away on 1 April 2012
Ref: 2011/00280 at the age of 81
Applicant: IMX Resources Limited
Location: Warrina North area –
approx 40 km northeast of Rest in Peace
Pastoral Leases: Mount Barry, Anna Creek
Term: Two years
Area in km2: 565
Truckin’ Frozen, Perishable and Ref: 2012/00029
General Freight. Applicant:
Southern Exploration Pty Ltd
Commonwealth Hill area –
Also Specialising in Livestock, approx 90km north of Tarcoola
Wool and Bulk Cartage Pastoral Lease: Commonwealth Hill
Area in km2:
Adelaide: (08) 82805033 Ref: 2012/00036
Outback Parks & Lodges require a motivated individual for effective hands on commercial
Plans and co-ordinates can be
Mobile: 0408 859 037 found on the DMITRE website:
management of our ‘one client’ village in Coober Pedy, South Australia.
Fax: (08) 82805788 or by phoning Mineral Tenements on 08 8463 3103.
This exciting and challenging role encompasses:
Address: 397 Burton Road Mining Registrar • Client liaison
• Management of accommodation, public areas and village precinct
Burton SA 3059826 www.pir.sa.gov.au
• Administration, purchasing and reporting
LIVE CRICKETS • Management of subcontractors
• Accurate and effective communication with Regional Manager
Expressions of interest is sought • The successful applicant must have:
from locals who may wish to • Professional and proactive attitude
• Proven IT skill set – Word, Excel, MS Outlook
purchase live crickets over winter. • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
• Project coordination experience
Orders need to be placed in • The ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as
advance. outside clients and vendors.
The cost will be • Outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task, meet critical deadlines and be flexible
$15 per hundred
Attractive and generous salary package available to outstanding applicants.
BUSH LOGISTICS There will be a limited number
available so register your interest
Applications close 4th May 2012
with Mick at the
Coober Pedy Tyre Centre on Email your resume to: email@example.com, or phone 08 8953 7777 for
8672 3322 Position Directive
Carriers to Outback SA.
Adelaide - Coober Pedy- NEED
APY Lands twice weekly TO ADVERTISE?
ADVER Coober Pedy Hospital & Health Services
CARRIERS FAR NORTH
in the Far North Health Advisory Council
Coober Pedy Call for Nominations
email: Lee Payne
firstname.lastname@example.org Regional Times The Far North Health Advisory Council is seeking representatives from the Coober Pedy
and Oodnadatta communities to join the Far North Health Advisory Council.
Tel: 08 82626313 email@example.com The Far North Health Advisory Council provides advice on health service needs, priorities
and issues within their local area, advocating on behalf of the community to support the
fax: 08 82625143 or/and planning and provision of health services and provides advice to the local health service
and the Minister for Health regarding the communities issue and priorities.
Ring for a quote
Twice weekly from Adelaide to If you have any further questions or would like to be nominated then , please do not
Coober Pedy and APY Tel: 08 86725920 hesitate to contact Christine Haar, Executive Officer Director of Nursing, Far North Health
Services on 86725009 during business hours.
Page 14 Coober Pedy Regional Times Thursday 26 April 2012
PUBLIC NOTICE - MINING ACTIVITIES FarRDA EMPLOYER WORKSHOP
North Football League 2012
NOTICE OF INITIATION OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH NATIVE Lightning Cup Carnival
TITLE PARTIES Results played 21st April
SA MINING ACT 1971 S63M Game 1: AFC 5 goals 5 behinds 35 points defeated CPFC 2 goals 1
behind 13 points
TAKE NOTICE that RENAISSANCE URANIUM LIMITED (ACN 135 531 341) Game 2: RDSC 5 goals 5 behinds 35 points defeated HSC 0 goals 1
36 North Terrace Kent Town SA 5067 is the registered holder of Exploration behind 1 points
Licence numbers 4676 and 4822 and proposes to carry out exploration Game 3: ODFC 7 goals 7 behinds 49 points defeated CPFC 0 goals 0
activities on the following land (Land): behind 0 points
Game 4: RDSC 7 goals 0 behinds 42 points defeated AFC 1 goals 0
Exploration Licence 4676: WITCHELINA AREA Approximately 15km south
of Marree, bounded as follows:
behind 6 points
Game 5: ODFC 3 goals 5 behinds 23 points defeated HSC 0 goals 1
Commencing at a point being the intersection of latitude 29°43’S and behind 1 points
longitude 138°01’E, thence east to longitude 138°07’E, south to latitude Game 6: RDSC 11 goals 5 behinds 71 points defeated CPFC 0 goals 0
29°46’S, east to longitude 138°10’E, south to latitude 29°54’S, east to behind 0 points
longitude 138°16’E, south to latitude 29°59’S, west to longitude 137°57’E, Game 7: AFC 4 goals 4 behinds 28 points defeated HSC 1 goals 1
north to latitude 29°52’S, east to longitude 137°59’E, north to latitude behind 7 points
29°49’S, east to longitude 138°01’E and north to the point of Game 8: ODFC 4 goals 3 behinds 27 points defeated RDSC 2 goals 2
commencement. behind 14 points
TOTAL AREA: approximately 593 km²
Game 9: HSC 6 goals 3 behinds 39 points defeated CPFC 0 goals 2
behind 2 points
Exploration Licence 4822: WILOURAN RANGES AREA Approximately 20 Game 10: ODFC 6 goals 3 behinds 39 points defeated AFC 0 goals 1
km west of Marree bounded as follows: behind 1 points
Commencing at a point being the intersection of latitude 29°34’S and Grand Final: Roxby Districts 3 goals 3 behinds 21 points defeated
longitude 137°45’E, thence east to longitude 137°59’E, south to latitude
29°40’S, west to longitude 137°54’E, south to latitude 29°43’S, east to Olympic Dam 1 goal 0 behinds 6 points
longitude 137°57’E, south to latitude 29°46’S, east to longitude 137°59’E,
south to latitude 29°49’S, west to longitude 137°55’E, south to latitude
29°54’S, east to longitude 137°57’E, south to latitude 30°04’S, west to
longitude 137°51’E, north to latitude 29°56’S, west to longitude 137°46’E,
south to latitude 29°57’S, west to longitude 137°45’E, north to latitude
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north to latitude 29°50’S, west to longitude 137°39’E, north to latitude
29°47’S, east to longitude 137°42’E, north to latitude 29°38’S, east to
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Commencing at a point being the intersection of latitude 29°43’S and
longitude 137°51’E, thence east to longitude 137°53’E, south to latitude
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TOTAL AREA: approximately 933 km²
All the within latitudes and longitudes are geodetic and expressed in terms of
the Australia Geodetic Datum as defined on p.4984 of Commonwealth Gazette
number 84 dated October 6, 1966 (ADG66).
Upper Eyre Peninsula to the WA – SA Border
In this notice a reference to a tenement includes that tenement as substituted,
extended or re-granted and a reference to a party currently holding a tenement
includes successors and assigns of that party’s interest in the tenement
Towns serviced daily
THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE PROPOSED MINING OPERATIONS THAT
ARE TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE LAND ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Exploration operations to determine the geological structure of the land and Ceduna, Thevenard, Wirrulla,
presence of economic mineralisation, which may include: magnetic, gravity, Smoky Bay, Minnipa and Poochera.
electrical and seismic surveying, geochemical sampling, shallow trenching,
auger, rotary, air blast, core, reverse circulation and/or diamond core drilling. In addition, McEvoy Transport also
services towns from Ceduna to Eucla
TAKE NOTICE that if two (2) months after notice is given to all who hold or
may hold native title in the Land, there are no native title parties in relation to including; Penong, Fowlers Bay,
the Land to which this notice relates RENAISSANCE URANIUM LIMITED Coorabie, Nundroo, Yalata, Jacinth
may apply ex parte to the Environment Resources and Development Court Ambrosia, Nullabor, Eucla and
for a summary determination pursuant to Section 63N of the Mining Act, 1971
authorising entry to the Land for the purpose of carrying out mining operations Border Village
on the Land and the conduct of mining operations on the Land.
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reached agreement, any party to the negotiations or the Minister may apply
to the Environment Resources and Development Court pursuant to Section
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