Vol. 23, No. 4 - August 2013
Rossarden Football Club Reunion
A reunion of past players and
supporters of the now defunct Rossarden
Football Club was held at the Fingal
Football Club's home game against
South-Prospect at Fingal on 20th July.
About 180 former Rossarden players
and family members attended with some
coming from interstate.
Reunion spokesman David Lowe said
“The Rossarden club started in 1939 and
then went into recess during the war
years. It reformed in 1952 and continued
playing in the Fingal District Football
Association until it folded when the mine
closed down in the town. The club won its
first premiership in 1956 and then they
won five straight in the 1960s. The club's
inaugural premiership captain and coach,
Maurice Trickett, was represented at the
reunion by his son Vaughan.” David,
whose father and five uncles played with
the club, said that this is the first time a Rossarden reunion has been held.
In appreciation of the loan of several items from the Rossarden & Storys Creek Museum’s
collection, the reunion organisers donated a large number of pieces, including the 1956 pennant and
two club jumpers (shown above). The third jumper was one of those worn by the Fingal team at the
reunion match and it was signed by many of the former players who attended the reunion. Other
donations included three trophies plus copies of photographs and newspaper clippings.
On behalf of the Rossarden Progress Association I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for these
most welcome additions to our museum, they will be treasured by us and enjoyed by everyone who
comes for a visit.
(Reunion details originally printed in The Examiner, July 18, 2013)
Local News and Gossip
Rossarden Progress For Sale
1 pair Internal Doors
Community Fire Team - thank you to those people
… timber frame with opaque glass,
who have returned their Permission Forms. If wish to
allow our team to respond to a fire on your property excellent condition.
but you have not yet returned your form, please do $60.00
so as soon as possible. Return it to Marg Dennis or
leave it in your mailbox and Phil will pick it up. Phone Helen on 6384 2101
NEXT MEETING ~ AGM & General Meeting
Canadian Hiking Boots
When: Monday 12th August
Where: Rossarden Community Centre BUY ...waterproof, with woollen inner sock,
Starts: 2.00pm & size 7, Tan. Made in Canada.
Everyone Welcome SELL $50.00
Marg Dennis (Secretary) Phone Marlene on 6385 2188
Do you have anything to
Rossarden Progress Association Buy, Sell or Give Away?
FOOTBALL FUNDRAI$ER 2013 Advertise FREE in The Re-Echo
The lucky winners were: - contact Marg on 6385 2147.
Week 14 (June 28) - Klaus Kobylinski
Week 15 (July 5) - Susie Loane
Week 16 (July 12) - Lorraine Watson
Week 17 (July 19) - Lorraine Watson
Week 18 (July 26) - Kim Polley Australia the Amazing
$20 prize each week for the person holding the • The first permanent Government structure erected
ticket number that matches the winning score in in Australia was a gallows. In 1788 James Barrett,
Friday night’s TV game. a lad of seventeen stole some food because he
(Dead heat - winning ticket is 100). was hungry. He was charged, convicted,
sentenced and hanged on the gallows all in the
To claim your prize, return your ticket space of sixty minutes.
to the person who sold it to you.
• The world has no known parallel of this
extraordinary coincidence: In 1802 a Mr and Mrs
Bowers were hanged in England. They had three
children (boys), all of whom were transported to
Australia. In March, 1816 all three sons, John,
Greater Esk Tourism Inc George, and Solomon, were found guilty of
attempted robbery and were hanged in Sydney on
Promoting Tasmania's "Valleys of Adventure” the one scaffold. Thus every member of the family
Avoca, Royal George, Rossarden, Fingal, Mangana, was hanged.
Mathinna, Upper Esk, Cornwall, St Marys from Mary Knowles
AGM & General Meeting ~ Monday 12th August
Fingal Neighbourhood House, 7.00pm
Interested residents are welcome to attend.
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Tel: 6384 2157
Give your home an electrical health check up
Why does my home need to have an electrical
health check? Call your electrical contractor without delay if:
There are some obvious symptoms that appear to • power points or light fittings are damaged;
warn us of problems in the electrical wiring in our • there is excessive noise or sparking from switches
homes. If you observe any of these warning signs in or power points;
your home, don't ignore the problem - lives could be • fuses constantly blow or circuit breakers trip;
at risk. • electrical appliances are working slowly;
• earth wires are disturbed;
• Do you get 'tingles’ from taps (minor electric
• there is evidence of vermin damage or exposed
shock)? - If you receive a 'tingle' from touching the
taps or metal fittings in your home, you must
report it immediately to Aurora on 132004. • the water has seeped into electrical fittings and
• Do you get shocks from appliances and power
tools? - Never ignore a shock or a tingle from an
appliance or power tool. Disconnect the appliance
and report it immediately to Aurora on 132004. Northern Midlands Council
Never attempt to fix an appliance yourself. Avoca, Royal George & Rossarden
• Does the brightness of your lights vary? - You Local District Committee
must contact Aurora immediately on 13 2004 if
the output of your lights is inconsistent. This is In brief - some issues from the July meeting:
different to the short ”dip” associated with the
start-up of motors such as refrigerators or heat • Avoca water quality - TasWater looking at best
pumps. option for providing water to Avoca, residents
• Do you have discoloured, melted or cracked have been contacted & advised to continue to use
fittings? - Damage to power points or light fittings the tank supply for drinking purposes.
can indicate overheating of the household wiring • Avoca Waste Services - kerbside service
system. Don't take any risks; call your licensed commences on 6th August. Waste Transfer
electrical contractor. Station will be open on Saturdays only (10am-
• Is there excessive noise or 'sparking’ at light 4.30pm) and gate charges will apply. Concern
switches or power points? - While it is normal for was expressed by the committee regarding the
switches or power points to emit a tiny flash when reduced WTS hours and lack of consultation prior
you turn them off, be on the lookout for loud to implementation of the kerbside service.
noises or sparking and call your licensed electrical • Youth activities - AMIC to apply for funding for
contractor to investigate. outdoor gym equipment after consultation with
• Do your fuses or circuit breakers blow local youth.
continually? - lf you are constantly replacing the • Avoca Museum - family history workshop was
same fuse or circuit breaker, there could be a well attended. Two new exhibitions opening soon
serious problem in your wiring system. Have it and a bus tour is being organised to show AMIC
checked immediately by your licensed electrical volunteers some of the businesses & attractions
contractor. they are promoting through the valley.
• Do your appliances seem less efficient? - If your
• Rossarden Museum - more football memorabilia
oven, toaster, kettle or other appliances seem to
take longer to work than usual, it could signal a has been donated by Fingal Football Club.
problem. This situation needs to be investigated • Rossarden Fire Brigade - TFS is currently looking
by your licensed electrical contractor. for a suitable vehicle for Community First
Call Aurora immediately on 13 2004 if: • Conara Junction - members repeated an earlier
• your CablePI alarm sounds, shows a flashing request for a speed reduction for vehicles
amber light, a red light or no light at all; travelling on the Midland Highway.
• you get tingles off taps or metal fittings;
• appliances or power tools give electric shocks; or ** Please note that the brief points listed above are not the
official Minutes & are intended only as a guide to some of
• lights vary in brightness,
the business covered at the meeting - Marg Dennis
These are signs that your life may be in danger.
The Aurora Fault Centre can be Meeting Minutes are available on the Council’s website:
www.northernmidlands.tas.gov.au & follow the links to
contacted on 13 2004 24 hours a ‘Your Council’ → ‘Council Committees-Minutes’
Next meeting ~ Thursday 26th Sptember 2013
6.00pm ~ Avoca Community Centre
All residents are welcome to attend as observers.
Rossarden & Friends Kids
Operation Christmas Inc.
Christmas Child KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
Annual Membership - membership fees are due on
Open up a whole new life, through the power 1st July each year - it's just $2 per adult, which
of a simple gift - it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! should be forwarded to Marg Dennis, Rossarden.
Christmas in Winter - our 7th dinner was attended
1) Find an empty medium-sized shoe box
by 48 people who braved the cold and rain to support
(approximately 15 x 27 x 11cm). Wrap the lid and
our main fundraiser for the year. As usual, the Crazy
box separately in colourful wrapping paper.
Raffle was a big hit and the Hamper Raffle raised
2) Decide if a boy or girl will receive your gift and extra funds thanks to the generosity of a Campbell
select the age (2-4, 5-9, 10-14 years). Town lady who donated her first prize back to us for
3) Fill the box with a variety of simple gifts (remove a second raffle.
the packaging from each gift) and enclose a We wish to give a big thank you to all those who
donation to help cover programme costs ($9) helped us during the event: Melissa & Sophie in the
kitchen; Josephine, Jasmine, Brendan & Jayden who
Suggested items to put in your shoe box:
waited on tables; Mary & Bob who helped set up the
• Something to wear: shirt, shorts, underwear, tables; Helen, Shirley, Sandi-Lee, Marg, Mary &
cap, beanie, sandals, etc. Brad, Leeann and Vicki for prize donations.
• Something to love: Teddy bear, doll, soft toy, Our thanks also to Tania Rattray, Frank & Prue
etc. O’Connor, Phyl Ashton and Margaret Crisp for cash
• Some things for school: pencil case, pens, donations, and to everyone who attended the dinner
pencils, colouring pencils, exercise book, and helped to make a most successful evening.
sharpener, eraser, chalk, etc. It was particularly hard work for Helen, Shirley
• Something to play with: tennis ball, cars, and myself who were the main organisers, we’re no
skipping rope, marbles, musical instrument, yo-yo, spring chickens and would certainly appreciate some
slinky, finger puppets, wind- up torch, etc. new blood into the group.
• Something special: carry bag, sunglasses,
bangles, necklaces, craft kits, stickers etc.
• Something for personal hygiene: soap & face
washer, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, hair-clips,
Please do not include the following:
• Items that leak or melt - (these can spoil boxes)
includes toothpaste, shampoo, bubbles,
plasticine/play dough and batteries.
Next meeting - our AGM and general meeting will be
• Food or lollies of any kind - (due to customs held on Monday 9th September 2013, venue to be
regulations) includes medicines and vitamins. decided, starting at 2.00pm. All members & friends
• Any used or damaged items - (due to customs welcome.
regulations) includes worn clothing and old toys. Marg Dennis
• Any breakable items - includes glass, porcelain
• Any item that can scare or harm a child -
includes knives, war-related toys and toy guns.
• Any gambling-related items - includes play
money, playing cards and dominoes.
• Anything of a religious, racial or political
12th - Florence Nicholson
** It is VERY important that the conditions above are
18th - Harley McKerrow
followed in order to comply with various overseas
20th - Tyler Phillips
government and customs constraints & to protect the
24th - Paige Walker
content of the boxes. Samaritan’s
31st - Mia Gillies
Purse reserves the right to remove
31st - Isla Aschenbrenner
any unsuitable items.
31st - Amity Biddlecombe
If you cannot fill a box but would
like to donate a few items - please You’re having a Birthday?
contact Marg Dennis 6385 2147 Hope you all have a wonderful day!!!
Why we should eat our greens!
The biggest dining table battles are fought over
vegetables and leafy greens. Lying unloved on the
side of the plate, veggies and greens are either
labeled as simply garnish or rabbit food, but they
have an important role to play in human health.
Vegetables contain an amazing array of vitamins,
carbohydrates and proteins. The link between citrus
fruits and scurvy, the deadly disease that afflicted
exploring mariners confined to a daily diet of salted
beef and hard biscuits, led to the discovery of
vitamins (vital-amines) - in this case Vitamin C.
Further discoveries added new vitamins which must
be obtained from foods, with deficiencies sometimes • Vegetables contain nitrogen in an inorganic
causing everything from horrendous skin diseases compound known as nitrates. Somewhat
through to madness and occasionally death. amazingly, once eaten these nitrates are
Modern nutrition has continued to explore the absorbed into the blood and are released back
world of vegetables. Many vegetables have a bitter into the body through saliva. Once through this
taste. It’s this taste that creates the occasional strong second cycle, bacteria in your mouth convert the
aversion most children and many adults have against nitrites into nitrate, an organic compound. Nitrate
eating greens. The offending bitter chemicals are a is converted to nitrogen oxide (NO) a powerful
dazzling array of natural defenses and toxins plants anti-hypertensive lowering blood pressure.
have developed to cope with harsh UV-rays and • Children view a meal that contains vegetables on
pests that want to eat them. These pests can include a plate as more appetizing than a meal without
humans, although a human is much larger than a vegetables. Adding different types of vegetables
nibbling grub, so relatively few vegetables can pack a served in a variety of ways, raw or cooked, are
punch that can cause toxic responses. viewed by children as a complete meal.
These plant-derived chemicals include anti- There is no easy way to encourage children to eat
oxidants and whole classes of compounds which vegetables, research suggests that providing
have been shown in test tubes to interact with vegetables as bite sized snacks, limiting pre-dinner
biological pathways, including having powerful anti- snacks to encourage a dinner time appetite and of
inflammatory effects. course engaging children in buying, preparing and
serving vegetables are all part of making vegetables
There are other amazing benefits from adding part of the evening meal enjoyed by all.
green vegetables to a meal.
Green vegetables are really the true super-
• Eating at least 60 grams (around a handful of foods.
beans or a fist size piece of broccoli) every day
has been shown in a large population survey to
David Cameron-Smith, Medibank be.magazine
add up to two years of life.
Clever ideas to make life easier
Overhaul your linen cupboard - store bed linen sets Clever ideas to make life easier
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting
no more hunting through piles for a match. a stocking over the vacuum hose.
A Bomber buries his demons
A ruckman/forward promising enough to be
named Essendon’s recruit of the year in 1967,
Private "Ginger" Anderson of the 8th Battalion spent
six weeks of 1970 in the Long Hais mountains,
dodging land mines and bullets rather than back
handers in the ruck.
He fought hard but struggled with losing a couple
of Diggers in one battle, the waking during the night
with cold sweats, the sense of aimlessness and the
guilt at participating in a war his countrymen
Over the years, Anderson kept going back to the
silent hills that once offered death with every poorly
conceived step. Last year, on his seventh trip and
when he had taken his children to explain why Dad
was sometimes the way he was, everything changed.
"We were travelling around the Long Hais Miss Suong, Ginger Anderson, Mr Ngan
mountain when this Vietnamese bloke started
gibbering in the back of our van," Anderson, 64, said.
"I asked our interpreter, Miss Suong, what he was Lindsay McGie, Ian "Porky" Payne, Greg "Rattler"
talking about and she just said ‘exactly the same stuff Perry and Bill "Sherry" Thompson.
you were just telling your kids’.
"His name was Mr Ngan and it turns out he fought Jon Anderson
in the same battle during February 1970. When I Herald Sun, April 26 2013
found out I touched him on top of his head and said from John Watson
‘you missed me, you little mongrel’. He replied ‘but
you shoot at me first’.
"He was a lovely man but, then again, all the
South Vietnamese people are. That’s where he came
from, a VC man from the south, part of the VC D445
Battalion. He spent 11 years in those mountains,
getting wounded four times."
Anderson, who played and kicked 49 goals after
being recruited from the Wimmera area of Miga
Lake, decided to bring Mr Ngan and Miss Suong to A Soldier’s Heart
Australia, to show them how we live.
Vietnam 60s and 70s a pure hell
Last November he paid $5000 for their flights and Some soldier's souls together jell
asked them to stay with him in his hometown of Port Thrown into the mix in a foreign land
Fairy. It was then that his head cleared. United, uniform and hearts in fate's hand.
"I’ve had stuff going on for over 40 years, just like
a lot of other blokes. But my head is good now, A forward scout always on edge and alert
thanks to that experience," Anderson said. Moving stealthily so mates behind aren't hurt.
Viet Cong's home turf riddled with booby traps.
"I taught Mr Ngan how to punt, drink and speak Hand signals and whispered words and coded maps
English. We would go down to The Star of the West And at times unseen enemy in underground tunnels.
in Port Fairy and I taught him the words ‘one more’.
Every time he wanted a beer that’s what he would Long Tan, one of many battle skirmishes and funnels
say. Amongst the rubber trees and searing Cong fire;
"He kept winning on the mystery bets. I’m worried OZ hearts and souls on such a fateful line and wire
that I have sent him home a compulsive gambling As men began to fall on both sides in battle's heat.
alco." Aussies’ Phar Lap sized hearts drove the Cong off.
Ain't it pure fact, that OZ’s unity made them toffs.
Anderson now sends money back to Vietnam to
help educate Miss Suong’s son. He will see both From
again when he goes back to Vietnam in August. all the Rossarden and Fingal Valley communities
Anderson was one of six Essendon players to & Mick Marlow and family
have served in Vietnam, the others being Keith Gent, & all the imprisoned brotherhood and sisterhood of
OZ and the US of A.
Principles & Elements of Design
learning the language of art
Create an art piece using the principles and
elements of design
A selection of exquisite small quilts inspired
Workshop limit is 10 (ten) for maximum
by the beauty and texture of trees benefit and comfort (adults only, a separate
children's workshop is in the pipeline)
By Stitching & Beyond
When: Saturday 24 August 2013
What time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Avoca Museum & Information
Who to Contact: madi hunt on 6384 2355
or email email@example.com
5 paintings and 5 boxes : Avoca Stories
All are welcome to the Exhibition Official
Opening and to share in refreshments
Friday 30th August, 7pm at AMIC
A solo exhibition by emerging Tasmanian
Exhibition at AMIC artist madison hunt
2nd - 25th August Exhibition Dates 30th August - 15th September
Opening hrs: Fridays 1-3pm Opening hrs: 10am - 3pm Mon-Fri and
Saturdays + Sundays 11am-3pm 11am - 5pm Sat and Sun
Exciting and inspiring regional communities through arts & culture
...as part of the Tasmanian Regional Arts 2013 Touring Program.
The next AMIC Market is Saturday 17th August
Contact Steve 6384 2188 for a stall. Contact Tom 0418 545 732 if you would
like furniture sold. Free: Learn to knit and crochet - class at the market
SENIOR CITIZEN TEXTING CODES
• ATD - At the doctors
• BFI: - Best friend fell
• BTW - Bring the wheelchair
• BYOT - Bring your own teeth
• FWIW - Forgot where I was
• GGPBL - Gotta go pacemaker battery low
• GHA - Got heartburn again
• IMHO - Is my hearing-aid on?
• LMDO - Laughing my dentures out
• OMMR - On my massage recliner
• OMSG - Oh my! Sorry, gas
• ROFLACGU - Rolling on floor laughing and
can’t get up
The Valley & East Coast Voice
2013 East Regional Coast Tourism Awards
Much loved local business
Purple Possum Whole foods and Café has won the
Food and Wine category at the inaugural 2013 East
Regional Coast Tourism Awards at a black tie function
conducted for 120 guests at the White Sands Estate on
the 4th of July 2013.
The recognition for owner Elaine Sullivan and her staff
is a proud moment for St Marys and Greater Esk
Tourism. Her award means an automatic entry into the
State Tourism Awards to be conducted in Hobart later
in the year.
A tourist destination in its own right, the Possum is a
welcome and unexpected find for our visitors and a
unique amenity for the local community alike.
Tourism Tasmania’s CEO John Fitzgerald presenting Greater Esk Tourism President Peter Troode
Elaine Sullivan with her Award.
Congratulations Purple Possum
2013 Photographic Competition
theme "Touring through the Valleys”
Cash prizes are $250 for the winner and $100 for the People’s Choice.
Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday September 2, 2013.
OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM details available on website
The winners will be announced at our annual cocktail party at the Purple
Possum Wholefoods, Café and Gallery in St Marys on Wednesday 16th
October 2013 at 6pm.
Greater Esk Tourism memberships are now due
Benefits Of Becoming A Member
• Automatic membership of East Coast Tourism and Tourism Northern Tasmania groups.
• Our website will help you promote your business and enhance the regions economy.
• Members are promoted at the Avoca Museum & Information Centre.
• Free listing on the Valleys of Adventure map.
• Free advertising periodically in the Rossarden Re-Echo, Valley Voice and Star FM.
• Members are added to our mailing list to receive networking and promo opportunities.
• Support for improving tourism infrastructure eg. upgrade of roads, walking tracks and signage in the
Greater Esk region.
Business membership - $50
• Free promotion at Tourism Expos.
Associate membership - $20
So, become a member today! Support this amazing area that we call home.
Email name and address
Don’t forget: Greater Esk Tourism Annual General Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 12th August, 7pm at Fingal Valley Neighbourhood House
HOW TO START A FIGHT
When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run,
Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed,
my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed.
made my lunch and slipped quietly into the garage. I
But, somehow I always had something else to take
hooked up the boat to the car and proceeded to back
care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer. Always
out into a torrential downpour.
something more important to me.
The wind was blowing 80 kph, so I pulled back
Finally she thought of a clever way to make her
into the garage, turned on the radio and discovered
the weather would be bad all day.
When I arrived home one day, I found her seated
I went back into the house, quietly undressed and
in the tall grass, busily snipping with a tiny pair of
slipped back into bed, I cuddled up to my wife’s back;
now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The
I watched silently for a short time and then went
weather out there is terrible."
into the house. I was gone only a minute and when I
My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And can you
came our again I handed her a toothbrush.
believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?"
I said "When you finish cutting the grass, you
And that’s how the fight started.
might as well sweep the driveway.”
And that's when the fight started.
The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always One year, I decided to buy my mother-in law a
have a limp. cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I
didn’t buy her a gift.
When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still
My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high haven't used the gift I bought you last year!"
school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken And that’s how the fight started.
man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby
I ask her ”Do you know him?" I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter, for
”Yes", she sighed, ”He’s my old boyfriend. I some reason took my order first. “I’ll have the rump
understand he took to drinking right after we split up steak rare, please"
many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober He said, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?”
since." “Nah, she can order for herself."
“Crikey!" I said, "Who would think a person could And that's when the fight started.
go on celebrating that long?”
And then the fight started.
A man and his wife were having some problems
at home and were giving each other the silent
The following week, the man realised that he
would need his wife to wake him at 5 a.m. for an
early morning business flight to Chicago. Not wanting
to be the first to break the silence (and lose), he
wrote a message on a piece of paper: "Please wake
me at 5 a.m."
The next morning the man woke up, only to
discover that it was 7 a.m. and he had missed his
Furious, he was about to go to ask why his wife
hadn't woken him, when he noticed a piece of paper
by the bed that read: "It's 5 a.m. Wake up."
And then the fight started.
My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping
channels. She asked, “What’s on TV?” “ I figured you should have breakfast in bed on your
I said, “Dust.” birthday. Can you reach the stove okay?”
And then the fight started. And that's how the fight started.
AUGUST 2013 The Thinker
THU 1 Quick Fit
FRI 2 1 2 3 4
MON 5 7 8 9
THU 8 10 11
13 14 15
MON 12 Rossarden Progress Association AGM &
General Meeting, C/Centre, 2.00pm.
GET General Meeting, Fingal
Neighbourhood House, 7.00pm.
TUE 13 ACROSS DOWN
1/ Way out 1/ Took out
WED 14 3/ Orchestra 2/ Neckwear
5/ Frozen water 3/ Garden plot
7/ Bullfighters 4/ Vanish
10/ Weapons 6/ Metal container
11/ Light 8/ Ancient empire
SAT 17 Avoca Market, Avoca Memorial Hall, 13/ Fruit 9/ Member of the giraffe family
9.00am - 2.00pm. 16/ Number 12/ Marsh
17/ Missile 14/ Obtained
SUN 18 18/ Animal 15/ Colour
Answers - The Back Page
WED 21 QUICK QUIZ
1) What does the human body lose if one suffers
THU 22 from alopecia?
FRI 23 2) What name did Captain Cook give Sydney
Harbour when he sailed past in 1770?
SAT 24 Design Workshop, Avoca Museum & 3) Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
Information Centre,10am - 2pm. 4) Which Australian prime minister was known as
“The Little Digger”?
5) What type of bean is principally used in canned
MON 26 baked beans?
6) Who was the last Australian prime minister never
TUE 27 to win a federal election?
WED 28 7) Which toy company’s name is derived from the
Danish phrase for “play well”?
THU 29 8) In which Australian city would you find Ascot
FRI 30 5 paintings & 5 boxes: Stories of Avoca
9) Which country’s one-word name features all five
Exhibition Opening, Avoca Museum &
10)Which two seas are connected by the Suez
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