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  Postcards from HMAS Stuart                                                                                             THIS MONTH IN YOUR




  Dear Devonport,
  The tropical weather en route to Nuku’alofa in the
  Kingdom of Tonga has certainly provided for smoother
  and calmer seas — coming as a welcome relief to most
  of the crew after our rough Tasman Sea crossing to
                                                                      Trio makes squad                                    Spectacular musical                                          Seniors’ Week
  Auckland.
  Since departing Auckland, the ship has practiced              DEVONPORT Surf Life Saving Club athletes                OUR Lady of Lourdes pupils have been busy            THE Devonport Senior Citizen Club is getting
  engineering breakdown drills, ship handling and man           Jared and Adam Wiseman, and Brylee Dodd will            singing, dancing and rehearsing for their up-        behind this year’s Seniors’ Week theme —
  overboard exercises, fire and flood-fighting exercises        train and compete with the best.                        coming Musical Spectacular.                          Don’t Retire From Life.
  and flying drills with our Seahawk helicopter.
  Junior warfare officers have been practicing their            Page 5                                                  Page 9                                               Page 11
  navigation-by-the-stars skills, and the Operations
  Department went through several exercise war games
  honing their skills.
  Nuku’alofa has provided the ship’s company with a
  range of activities to participate in. The ship’s diving
  team had practiced wharf and the ship’s hull searches
  in crystal clear and warm waters.
  Combined teams drawn from the HMAS Stuart and the
  Tongan Navy played each other in touch rugby and
  soccer matches. The local markets provided a
  kaleidoscope of colour with tropical fruits and
  vegetables, and local crafts on display for purchase.
                                                                                                                                                   editor’s desk
  The Stuart’s next stop is Apia, in Samoa. On our way
  we’ll cross the International Date Line and gain an extra
  day to the working week — it’s all about give and take,
  isn’t it?



                                                                Have we gone mobile mad?
                                                                  MOBILE phones seem to be a hot topic at the           impossible princess without her mobile.                One of the ‘‘CC’s’’ moved closer to the couple
                                                                moment.                                                   She relied on it from dawn till dusk. It was her   and started taking photos of them with his
                                                                  And while I for one choose not to live without        alarm clock, lifeline during messy relationships,    mobile camera, like they were creatures on
                                                                mine, it certainly doesn’t control me.                  mirror when she needed to see her reflection         display.
                                                                  Many brand the dreaded mobile the modern-             (thank you camera mobiles) not to mention a            I make a habit of standing up for the underdog
                                                                day faux pas.                                           radio when she needed music.                         and took the liberty of confronting this ‘‘CC’’ on
                                                                  It wasn’t until I was out to dinner that I realised     So why have mobiles become a necessity?            why he thought it necessary to photograph this
                                                                how mobile controlled we’ve become.                       I for the life of me can’t figure it out but I’m   couple he was making into a joke.
                                                                  One friend held the floor with her views on           not about to throw mine in the recycle bin.            Without going into details, it’s fair to say he
  Dear Devonport,                                               how men can only do one thing at a time.                  My biggest gripe is why do primary school          cleared off after a desperate excuse to justify his
  The tropical weather has stayed with us during our              We later found ourselves in a private                 children need them, especially during school         actions, which of course fell on deaf ears.
  short trip from the Kingdom of Tonga to Samoa, and its        conversation where my friend missed half of the         hours? Parents, it’s time to say ‘‘no’’.               I wonder if he’d had a ‘‘proper’’ camera would
  capital Apia.                                                 valid points I was making while she sent an               One of the saddest mobile moments I                he have drawn attention to himself with the
  The ship crossed the International Date Line en route         SMS to her boyfriend — People in glass houses           witnessed was during a night out in Devonport.       flash?
  enjoying a ‘‘steeldeck’’ barbecue and movie under the         hey.                                                      A table of ‘‘cool cucumbers’’ spotted a couple       I think not.
  stars on the flight deck, the night prior to arriving.          Meanwhile, another friend proved an                   who to them, looked ‘‘out of date.’’                                             — TAHNIA CREEDON
  Held only occasionally, the conditions proved ideal for
  the event.
  The emphasis on war-fighting skills has increased
  dramatically, as Pearl Harbour and Exercise RIMPAC
  2006 edges closer. Anti-submarine and anti-air warfare
                                                                index                                                                         contacts
  skills, helicopter operations and ship handling in a
  warfare environment have been the main areas of focus.        4    Memorial Cup                        16 Schools                           Editorial:     Tahnia      Creedon        Centres covered: Devonport,
  Navigation by the stars keeps the Bridge Watchkeeping
  Officers busy (and the Navigator amused).                     5    Spring Fever                        21 Sarah Leary                                                6440 7475        Latrobe, Port Sorell, Shear-
  Apia has been a very hospitable port-of-call, with official   7    Life at the Bluff                   24 Dog of the month                          Eliza Grey       6498 7872        water and Hawley.
  receptions held both on board HMAS Stuart, and                8    Science Week                        25 Marjorie Bligh                        Tracy Papiccio       6440 7478
  courtesy of the Australian High Commission.                                                                                                                                           Mail: Devonport Times, PO Box
                                                                                                                                                              Fax      6498 7852
  Opportunities to explore the island have been taken with      9    School musical                      26 Marie McCulloch                                                             259, Devonport, Tasmania,
  gusto, with many of the crew choosing to stay in                                                                                                   Advertising:      6498 7409
                                                                10    Fire fighters                      27 Peter Lyons                       Email:                                    7310.
  resorts on the far side of the island and enjoy the surf.
  HMAS Stuart’s next port is Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. We          11    Seniors’ Week                      30 Jim Ritchie                       devtimes@theadvocate.com-                 Published by Rural Press Pty
  expect to be met by King Neptune and his court as we          12    My Job                             31 Fishing column                    .au                                       Ltd, 56 Mount St, Burnie.
  cross ‘‘The Line’’ of the equator during this next trip and   13    Devonport footy                    32 Robinson photos
  participate in his ancient Rights of Passage ceremony.
  Wishing you all fair winds, and a following sea.              14    40-year venture                    33 Gordon Saunders                   COVER: Devonport Orchid Society Spring Show marshall Noel
                                                                                                                                              Viney with some of his early orchids. The show will be held from
  From the officers and ship’s company of HMAS Stuart.          15    Farewell Spirit 3                  34-35 Socials                        September 30 to October 1. Picture: Karleen Williams. REPORT: 3.
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  Devonport Orchid Society Spring Show marshall Noel Viney with some of his early orchids. The show will be held from September 30 to October 1.




  Exotic blooms to steal the show
  Orchid growers prepare shadehouse beauties
  EVENT                                       ‘‘Imagine how many fresh flowers         flower forming — there is so much
  Orchid Society Spring Show                 you would go through in                   beauty in the entire process.’’
                                             three months.’’
                                                                                         Noel said orchid growing also made
   THE annual Devonport Orchid                He said growing orchids was              for a very enjoyable hobby.
  Society Spring Show is fast                addictive.
                                                                                        ‘‘Most orchid growers tend to give
  approaching.
                                              ‘‘When you start growing one, it         away plants to friends — you are
   And you can be certain entrants are       soon catches and you find yourself        happy growing them and then you
  spending endless hours in their            growing more and more,’’ he said.         make somebody else happy by
  shadehouses prepping their finest for                                                sharing them with you,’’ he said.
                                               The Devonport Orchid Society Show                                                                   Specialising in:
  the show.                                  is a great place to start for would-be     ‘‘The orchid society also means you              The Manufacture of High Quality
   So what makes the orchid so               orchid growers.                           can enjoy the company of other like-                    Commercial Kitchens.
  unique?                                                                              minded individuals.’’                                     Canopies & Urinals.
                                              There will be examples of the best                                                             Balustrading & Handrails.
    According to show marshall Noel          blooms, different varieties of orchids     Judging takes place on September
                                                                                                                                      Suppliers of Stainless Steel & Aluminium
  Viney, orchids are like a bunch of         will be on sale, and experts will be on   29, with the show opening to the                  RHS, Flat Sheet Flat Bar & Angle
  flowers that stay fresh for a few          hand to reveal tricks of the trade.       public at 2pm that day.                         Manufacturers of All Rainwater Goods.
                                                                                                                                       Specialising in Long Length Flashings.
  months.                                     ‘‘The orchid is a very beautiful plant   ■ The show will be held from 9am until 5pm
                                             and it is quite something to watch it     on September 30 and from 9am until 3pm on              Supply and Fit Domestic
   ‘‘When it is flowering you can bring                                                                                                        & Commercial Roofing.
  an orchid inside, put it on your table,    grow,’’ Noel said.                        October 2, at the Spreyton Memorial Hall.
                                                                                                                                             80 Hiller Street, Devonport
  and you have the equivalent of a                                                     Entry is $3.                                                 Ph: 6424 4399
                                              ‘‘Every day you go into your shade
                                                                                                                                           Email: merseysm@bigpond.net.au
  bunch of flowers,’’ Noel said.             house and you are looking at a new                                     — ELIZA GREY                   Fax: 6424 5791           4064005 db


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                                                                            National tee off
                                                                            EVENT
                                                                            Gladys Hay Memorial Cup
                                                                                                                           ‘‘It’s an excellent                     do the same.
                                                                                                                                                                    The series was named after

                                                                              THE North-West Coast is set
                                                                                                                           chance to see great                     Gladys Hay in 1933.
                                                                                                                                                                     She was the last Victorian
                                                                            to receive a flood of pro-
                                                                            fessional Australian golfers in                golfers in action’’                     female champion to win before
                                                                                                                                                                   World War 1 and twice after.
                                                                            September.
                                                                              The Devonport Golf Club will                                                          It has been played 66 times
                                                                                                                           locals would head out to the
                                                                            host the Gladys Hay Memorial                   golf club to watch.                     and New South Wales has
                                                                            Cup Interstate Series for the                                                          dominated the series with 34
                                                                                                                            ‘‘It’s an excellent chance to          wins.
                                                                            first time, from September 11
                                                                                                                           see great golfers in action,’’ she
                                                                            to 15.                                                                                   It was held in Western Aus-
                                                                                                                           said.
                                                                              Devonport Golf Club ladies                                                           tralia last year.
                                                                            committee president Jane                         With each team comprising of
                                                                                                                           six players, Jane said her only           A practice round will be held
                                                                            Donohue, said a female team
                                                                                                                           difficulty had been in securing         on Sunday, September 10, fol-
                                                                            from every state was coming to
                                                                                                                           enough caddies.                         lowed by the official opening of
                                                                            take part.
                                                                                                                                                                   the series and the flag-raising
                                                                              ‘‘The top golfers in Australia                ‘‘We need 36 per day . . . it’s
                                                                                                                                                                   ceremony.
                                                                            are coming,’’ Jane said.                       been the biggest headache,’’
                                                                              ‘‘We’re going to see some                    she said.                               ■ For more information about the
                                                                            excellent golfing.’’                            Ulverstone, which will host            Gladys Hay Memorial Cup Interstate
                                                                              Jane said she was excited                    one team, will provide its own          Series contact the Devonport Golf
  Devonport Golf Club ladies committee president Jane Donohue has                                                                                                  Club on 6427 2318.
  the cup ready for the 2006 Gladys Hay Memorial Cup Interstate Series      about the event being held in                  caddies and Jane hoped Port
  in September.                                                             Devonport this year and hoped                  Sorell and Thirlstance would                            — TRACY PAPICCIO


  Chance for artists to have space
  ARTS                                Gallery acting director            not common on the Coast.
  Artist Run Initiatives             Ellie Ray said it was a good
                                                                          ‘‘We had three or four
                                     place for people to find out
                                                                         people really interested.
   DEVONPORT could soon              what was involved in                They’re very keen to start
  be the second place on the         running their own programs.         their own space,’’ she said.
  North-West Coast to run
                                      ‘‘It was excellent, there           Speakers at the forum
  Artist Run Initiatives.
                                     were lots of questions being        included James Newitt, from
    The Devonport Gallery and        asked,’’ she said.                  Inflight, director of
  Arts Centre held an art
                                      ARIs are operated by small         Tasmanian Regional Arts
  forum in August for artists
                                     groups of visual and craft          Lucy Kenneth, and Ralf
  to discuss the pros and cons
                                     artists to display and sell art.    Hartel, from Arts Alive ARI.
  of having their own space.                                                                                         Brushing up on their card skills ready for Seniors’ Week are Latrobe Senior
                                      There are about 40                   Ellie said it was important               Citizen Club members (from left) Pam Lawler, Marj Fox, Marlis Tottger,
    The Artist Run Exhibition                                                                                        Albert Heger, Kath Cochrane and Betty Green.
                                     exhibition venues across            for North-West Coast artists
  Spaces forum was held ahead
                                     Australia where                     to see what kind of
  of the gallery’s new
  exhibition, Text — an
  exhibition displaying work
                                     experimental work from
                                     mature artists and emerging
                                     artists are presented.
                                                                         exhibition spaces could be
                                                                         run.                                        Week of cards and bingo
  from artists involved with                                              ‘‘It was brilliant and we got
  Hobart’s ARI Inflight.                                                 a lot of positive feedback,’’
                                      Ellie said the forum was                                                       EVENT                                      members of the community out
                                                                         she said.                                                                              and about.
   About 20 people attended          specifically set up when the
                                                                                                                     Seniors’ Week                                ‘‘Seniors’ Week gives other
  the forum.                         gallery realised ARIs were                      — TRACY PAPICCIO
                                                                                                                                                                senior citizens, who aren’t part of
                                                                                                                       THE Latrobe Senior Citizens              a club, the chance to see if they
                                                                                                                     Club is gearing up for a week of           like it and would want to join the
                                                                                                                     cards and bingo to celebrate this          club after the week is over,’’ she
                                                                                                                     year’s Seniors’ Week.                      said.
                                                                                                                       The club has held regional bingo           The club has been participating
                                                                                                                     in previous years for the week-            in the event for about five years.
                                                                                                                     long celebration, which last year            This year’s Seniors’ Week will be
                                                                                                                     attracted more than 100 senior             held from October 1-7.
                                                                                                                     citizens.                                    The Latrobe Senior Citizens
                                                                                                                       Latrobe club president Pam               Club activities include bingo on
                                                                                                                     Lawler hailed last year a huge             October 3 and cards on October 4.
                                                                                                                     success.                                     These events will be held at the
                                                                                                                       ‘‘Last year we had a big turn out        Senior Citizens Club in Hamilton
                                                                                                                     to the club and the regional bingo         St.
                                                                                                                     was an enormous success,’’ Mrs               ‘‘Anyone is welcome to come
                                                                                                                     Lawler said.                               along, it is free and we have a lot
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                                                                                                                       ‘‘This year we held regional             of fun and laughs,’’ she said.
                                                                                                                     bingo in the first half of the year        ■ For more information on the Latrobe
                                                                                                                     so for Seniors’ Week we are                events contact Pam Lawler on 6426 1823
                                                                                                                     running some new activities.’’             or 6427 2176
                                                                                                                       Mrs Lawler said Seniors’ Week                                — REBECCA BAKER
                                                                                                                     was a great way to get the senior                          Work experience student

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  Devonport Surf Life Saving Club athletes set to train with the best

  Trio makes
  squad cut
  SPORT                                State championships,’’ Craig
                                       said.
  Surf Life Saving
                                         ‘‘Brylee is an up-and-coming
                                       athlete who shows a lot of
    A NEW Surf Life Saving
                                       promise.’’
  High Performance Squad will
                                         Brylee said she was happy
  give three Devonport athletes
                                       and excited to be selected in
  the chance to train and com-
                                       the squad.
  pete with the best.
                                         ‘‘I didn’t think I would have
    Members of the first               much of a chance because they
  Tasmanian squad were an-             only chose a small group,’’ she
  nounced with Devonport Surf          said.
  Life Saving Club athletes              Craig said the squad was a
  Jared and Adam Wiseman,              tremendous opportunity for
  and Brylee Dodd making the           these athletes to compete at
  cut.                                 the highest level in their
    Surf Life Saving Tasmania          sport.                                Devonport Surf Life Saving Club athletes (from left) Adam Wiseman, Brylee Dodd and Jared Wiseman have
  Inc. development officer Craig         ‘‘The squad gives Tasmanian         been selected in the first Tasmanian Surf Life Saving High Performance Squad.
  Sly said the Devonport surf          surf life savers something to
  life savers had demonstrated         aspire to,’’ Craig said.               ‘‘The aim of our squad is to        Gold Coast on September 10               analysis, strength training
  they were worthy of selection          ‘‘Tasmania has achieved             get athletes to that next level      for an intensive week of train-          and specialist training in their
  in the squad.                        some great results in the past        by having them train shoulder        ing at one of Australia’s prem-          individual disciplines of ski
    ‘‘Jared has been competing         whilst having to overcome             to shoulder with the best in         ier clubs.                               paddling, board and beach
  for a while, he has proven           cold water and shorter sum-           the sport.’’                           They will participate in pool,         events.
  success including a number of        mer seasons.                           The squad will travel to the        surf and gym sessions, video                               — EMMA HOPE



  Festival welcomes                                                                                                                  A cappella quartet to preform
                                                                                                                                     A CAPPELLA group The Idea of North will perform at the

  spring to Latrobe                                                                                                                  Devonport Convention and Entertainment Centre on
                                                                                                                                     September 15 at 8pm. The quartet is regarded by its
                                                                                                                                     peers as one of the best and unique live musical acts in
                                                                                                                                     Australia. It is also noted to be the best contemporary a
                                                                                                                                     cappella group in the country by musician James
  EVENT                            panded to include more
                                                                                                                                     Morrison. DECC manager Debbie Kershaw, said the
  Spring Fever at Latrobe          events. The fair has run for
                                                                                                                                     group was very popular on the Coast. The group has
                                   more than 30 years and was
                                                                                                                                     sung together since 2003 and has just released its latest
    OLD meets new at this          very well supported,                                                                              album The Gospel Project.
  year’s Spring Fever Festi-       Michelle said.
  val at Latrobe from                The bigger festival al-
  September 1-2.
    Australia’s oldest brass
                                   lowed other activities to be
                                   incorporated and the in-
                                   clusion of other organis-
                                                                                                                                       FUEL SYSTEM TUNE UP
                                                                                                                                                      Suit Petrol and Diesel
  band will perform at the
  Musical Melodies of Spring       ations.
  concert at the festival.           Money raised from the
                                                                                                                                            Is your car not getting the
    Latrobe Council commun-        event will go to community                                                                                fuel economy it should?
  ity development officer          not-for-profit organis-                                                                             The problem
  Michelle Dutton, said the        ations.                                                                                              ●   Deposits in the fuel & air intake system cause
  performance would be a             The two-day festival will                                                                              hard starting, stalling, rough idling, hesitation,
                                                                                                                                            knocking, power loss, poor fuel economy and
  special part of the program.     include the original fair,                                                                               increased emissions.
    ‘‘It will be a unique ex-      arts workshops, National                                                                            The solution
  perience,’’ Michelle said.       Simultaneous Storytime,                                                                              ● Completely clean the fuel system of deposits.
    Michelle said having the       performances from the                                                                                ● Fuel lines, fuel injectors, intake valves,
                                   Tasmanian Performing                                                                                   combustion chambers, and throttle body.
  fair in spring reinvigorated                                                                                                          ● Maximise performance.

  the town with a ‘‘spirit of      Arts Group, a Garden Doc-                                                                            ● Easy starting, smooth

  renewal’’.                       tor and the Great Wheel-                                                                               idling, increased power
                                                                                                                                        ● Eliminate knocking,
    ‘‘It’s really good to get      barrow Challenge.
                                                                                                                                          maximise fuel economy &
  support out of the commun-         ‘‘It’s going to be a lot of                                                                          minimize emissions.
  ity,’’ she said.                 fun,’’ Michelle said.                                                                               Call us at NW Off Road for
                                   ■ For more information contact                                                                      fuel system maintenance
    ‘‘It’s a really nice time of
  year.’’                          the Latrobe Council on                                                                                            www.nwoffroad.com.au
    Spring Fever began three       6421 4650.                                                                                                              6427 3266
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                                                                     Busy bees get into the spirit of last year’s Spring Fever at
  Town and Country Fair ex-                 Work placement student   Latrobe. This year’s event will be held from September 1-2.            Open 8 - 5:30 Mon - Fri 9 - 12:00 Sat.
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  Life at the Bluff
  INTERVIEW                                                                One night mum had been around
  Jackie Devlen, Mary Hardy                                                and put up all the black curtains.
                                                                           Around midnight there was a
    SISTERS Jackie Devlen and                                              knock on the door. A policeman
  Mary Hardy grew up on the Bluff                                          had ridden out from Devonport
  with four other sisters and a                                            on his bicycle because there was
  brother during World War 2.                                              a little chink of light shining      The Kowarzik family home, located at the Bluff in Devonport. The
    Their father spent most of the                                         from our house. An Australian        home no longer exists.
  war years in the Middle East and                                         ship had been passing and saw it
  mainland Australia away from                                             so they radioed Hobart who
  his family. However, the sisters                                         radioed Devonport to investigate.
  loved their childhood and told                                           Mum was very upset.
  TRACY PAPICCIO they would not                                            Was it difficult for your mum to
  have had it any other way.                                               look after all of you while your
  Tell me about living on the Bluff                                        dad was away?
                                      Sisters Jackie Devlen and Mary
  when there were hardly any other    Hardy speak on what life was like      Jackie: We were very poor but
  houses around.                      growing up at the Bluff.             we were always clothed and well
    Jackie: We were the ‘‘seven                                            fed. We had ration books for food
  little Australians’’. We have two                                        and material.
  sets of twins and only one boy.                                            Mary: Once when dad was
                                      You grew up in quite a large         home on leave he brought us
  We used to run barefoot around
                                      family in difficult times, World     chocolate. You couldn’t buy
  the ocean and the rocks, it was a
  wonderful place for children to
                                      War 2 and the Depression. What       chocolate or lollies for love or
  live.                               was that like?                       money. The trunk was full of
    Mary: We didn’t mix with            Mary: There was always the         moth balls so the chocolate tasted
                                                                                                                Known as the ‘‘seven little Australians’’, the Kowarzik family had two
  other children very much            fear the Japanese were going to      and stank like them. We ate it all   sets of twins and only one boy.
  because Mum and Dad preferred       invade. We were quite                anyway.
  we all stuck together but we        vulnerable, just mum and the         You mentioned your family was        the head of the Malitia, as the      reason we all stuck together.
  never suffered from that. We get    girls and Alec.                      well known in Devonport for a        army was known then, in
  on well with others.                                                     few reasons. What were they?                                              You look back fondly on those
                                        Jackie: At night everyone                                               Devonport. And of course we had
    Jackie: We had a jersey cow       would have to black out all the
                                                                                                                                                     memories though.
                                                                            Jackie: We had an Polish            two sets of female twins amongst
  and chooks. We used to take our     windows so no light shined           name, Kowarzik, that was             the seven of us. People couldn’t      Jackie: Oh yes. The Bluff was
  own butter and eggs into town to    through. No light houses             unusual in those times. No one       understand us because we lived       our backyard. It was a child’s
  sell.                               operated during the war either.      could say or spell it. Our dad was   like farmers, so that’s another      paradise.




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                                                                                                                                                          Calendar
                                                                                                                                                          of events
                                                                                                                                                          September 1-March 1
                                                                                                                                                  Terrorsaurus at the Imaginarium.
                                                                                                                                                  Terrorsaurus blasts back to the pre-
                                                                                                                                                  historic past using computer ani-
                                                                                                                                                  mation, hands-on interpretation and
                                                                                                                                                  life-like robotic dinosaurs. Computer-
                                                                                                                                                  generated animals, ecology and cli-
                                                                                                                                                  mate for visitors to uncover the myths
                                                                                                                                                  of the ancient world of dinosaurs.
                                                                                                                                                  Contact: 6423 1466.
                                                                                                                                                              September 1-2
                                                                                                                                                  Spring Fever Festival. Various Venues
                                                                                                                                                  throughout Latrobe. Spring hits
                                                                                                                                                  Latrobe with a feverish intensity of
                                                                                                                                                  colourful floral displays, music and
                                                                                                                                                  more. Itching to get out of the house?
                                                                                                                                                  Why not get your Spring Fever fix at
                                                                                                                                                  Latrobe. Meander through the
                                                                                                                                                  gardens and delight in the new
                                                                                                                                                  beginnings and colours of spring.
                                                                                                                                                  Contact the Latrobe Council on
                                                                                                                                                  6421 4650.
                                                                                                                                                          September 9 and 23
                                                                                                                                                  Devonport Farmers’ Market at the
                                                                                                                                                  Devonport Showgrounds. Local pro-
  Imaginarium administration officer Jenny Thompson checks out the Terrorsaurus exhibition, which runs until March next year.                     duce for sale. Fruit and vegies, jams
                                                                                                                                                  and sauces, plants, pies and cakes,



  Take a walk with the dinosaurs
                                                                                                                                                  cut flowers and even live chickens.
                                                                                                                                                  Contact: 0417 052 028.
                                                                                                                                                              September 11
                                                                                                                                                  Gladys Hay Interstate Golf Series at
                                                                                                                                                  the Devonport Golf Club. A teams
    STEP back in time —               history and even race a             features eight large robotic        reptiles as it has a special        event featuring Australia’s top-name
  200 million years to be exact —     Deinonychus.                        dinosaurs including                 arrangement with All About          golfers. Contact: 6427 2381.
  and visit the Imaginarium            ‘‘If you don’t outrun him,         Tyrannosaurus Rex,                  Reptiles.
  Science Centre’s Terrorsaurus                                           Triceratops, Stegosaurus, and
                                                                                                                                                              September 29
                                      you’ll end up as his lunch,’’                                             ‘‘We’ve got a bearded dragon,
  exhibition.                         Vicki said.                         Maiasaura with a nest of            a blue-tongue lizard and a long-    Devonport Orchid Society Spring
    On display until March next        ‘‘We’ve all had a go.’’            hatchlings.                         neck turtle.’’                      Show at the Spreyton Memorial Hall.
  year, the exhibition offers a        The Imaginarium has a five-          The Terrorsaurus exhibition         Vicki said the centre had               September 29-October 8
  large range of interactive          year deal with Questacon, the       also has some rare, live            already experienced a record
  activities.                         National Science and                features. Wollemi Pine, a plant     numbers of visitors to the          National Junior Squash Champion-
    Imaginarium manager Vicki         Technology Centre in                thought to be long extinct,         exhibition.                         ships at the Devonport Recreation
  Shegog said visitors were given     Australia, to provide one major     offers a unique backdrop.             ‘‘We’re wall-to-wall . . . it’s   Centre. A national event with about
  the chance to dress up as           exhibition per year.                  She said the exhibition was       just so much fun,’’ she said.       250-300 participants. Contact:
  dinosaurs, explore their             This year’s exhibition             also supplemented with live                          — TRACY PAPICCIO   6423 1201.


  Sharing knowledge all part of National Science Week                                                                                             Fresh market vegies
                                                                                                                                                  THE Devonport Farmers’ Market has
                                                                                                                                                  been providing fresh local produce for
    THE Don College students got        ‘‘You forget how excited they                                                                             nearly two years and has grown and
  revved up for National Science      get.’’
                                                                                                                                                  prospered during that time.
                                                                                                                                                  The market is held on the second and
  Week in August.                       Craig said the opportunity for
                                                                                                                                                  forth Saturday of each month at the
    Students from all subjects        the college students to take                                                                                Devonport Showgrounds.
  held a week of events for pri-      younger children through the                                                                                Market coordinator Ian Day said the
  mary schools in the area.           activities saw some consider-                                                                               market had built up over time and now
    Science teacher and week co-      ing teaching as a career.                                                                                   had a diverse range of stalls.
  ordinator Craig Kerr said the         ‘‘They really take on the lead-                                                                           ‘‘The only rule for those having a stall
  week had many positive as-          ership role.’’                                                                                              at the market is that the initial product
  pects.                                Thursday August 17 saw a                                                                                  must have been grown on a farm,’’
    ‘‘It’s great for our students’    public open day and Craig said                                                                              Ian said.
  self-esteem,’’ he said.             it was great to see the students                                                                            ‘‘At its peak we have about 45 stalls,
    ‘‘And if the primary students     taking ownership of the school.                                                                             some of which are undercover, others
  had a positive experience it          ‘‘They’re proud of the school                                                                             are outdoors and selling straight out
  could help with the retention in    and it’s facilities,’’ he said.                                                                             the back of cars.’’
  science.’’                            The college was given a grant                                                                             A wide variety of produce is available
                                                                                                                                                  from the market including fresh fruit
    The now annual event was          from the Department of Edu-                                                                                 and vegetables, plants and flowers,
  first held two years ago and has    cation, Science and Training                                                                                and home-cooked goods.
  grown to include about 77           which meant it could subsidise                                                                              The next markets will be on
  classroom activities.               bus trips for primary school                                                                                September 9 and 23.
    ‘‘The students are so enthusi-    students.                           The Don College students were enthusiastic about teaching primary       For more information or to book a stall
  astic about it,’’ Craig said.                       — TRACY PAPICCIO    school pupils about all things science during National Science Week.    contact Ian on 0417 052 028.
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  Spectacular musical                                                                                            Michelle Nicolle Quartet
                                                                                                                 mesmerises jazz lovers
  SCHOOLS
                                                                                                                   AUSTRALIA’S ‘‘first lady of
  Our Lady of Lourdes
                                                                                                                 jazz’’ shared her passion with
                                                                                                                 Devonport this month.
    OUR Lady of Lourdes pupils
                                                                                                                   The Michelle Nicolle Quartet
  have been busy singing,
                                                                                                                 performed a range of old and
  dancing and rehearsing for
                                                                                                                 original jazz pieces at the DECC
  their upcoming Musical
                                                                                                                 on August 14.
  Spectacular.
                                                                                                                   This was Michelle’s third visit
    Set for October, the musical
                                                                                                                 to the State and she said she
  extravaganza was organised
                                                                                                                 was lucky to have the oppor-
  and produced by parent
                                                                                                                 tunity to travel while doing
  Daylene McDermott, who
                                                                                                                 what she loved.
  approached the school board 18
                                                                                                                   ‘‘It’s lovely to be down here,’’
  months ago.
                                                                                                                 she said.
    ‘‘I researched some plays that                                                                                 ‘‘We’re having a good time.’’
  I thought were suitable until I                                                                                  The jazz arranger, band leader
  found the right one,’’ Daylene                                                                                 and vocalist has been perform-
  said.                               Our Lady of Lourdes pupils have been busy singing, dancing and
                                      rehearsing for their Musical Spectacular production.                       ing for 15 years and won the
    ‘‘They were very excited                                                                                     National Jazz Award in 1998.
  about the idea.’’                                                                                                Event organiser Henk van             Jazz artist Michelle Nicolle.
                                       The show is made up of two         she is also producing the
    According to Daylene, the         plays, Magic In Me, for early       show.                                  Leeuwen said Michelle’s voice
  production is a big                                                                                            was mesmerising.                       in Holland and Singapore.
                                      childhood students and Rock           ‘‘It has been a very big
  achievement for the primary                                                                                      ‘‘It’s beautiful stuff,’’ he said.     ‘‘She really holds an audi-
                                      Around the Block for the upper      learning curve but an
  school as it is the first in                                                                                     ‘‘She’s at the helm of jazz in       ence,’’ Henk said.
                                      primary school students.            extremely enjoyable one.
  Devonport to involve all of the                                                                                Australia.’’                             The quartet includes Tom Lee
  students.                            Daylene said the students had        ‘‘The talent throughout the                                                 on double bass, Geoff Hugh on
                                                                                                                   Michelle’s love for jazz was
    ‘‘All 400 students, from Kinder   been working with professional      school is quite amazing.’’                                                    guitar and Ronny Ferella on
                                                                                                                 ignited when she was studying
  to Grade 6 will be participating    rock ’n’ roll instructors Linda     ■ For more information contact         classical violin at university in      drums. After performing in
  in the show in one way or           and Gary Magnay, and Caroline       Daylene McDermott on 0438 261 985      Adelaide.                              Hobart the quartet will return
  another,’’ Daylene said.            Small from Caroline Small           or Our Lady of Lourdes School on         In 2004, she toured parts of         to Michelle’s home state of
    ‘‘Each class will be singing at   Ballet.                             6424 1744                              Asia and her quartet featured at       Victoria to finish the national
  least one song throughout the        This is Daylene’s first time                        — REBECCA BAKER       the Java Jazz Festival in 2005 as      tour.
  night.’’                            organising a full musical and                    Work experience student   well as performing at festivals                       — TRACY PAPICCIO




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  Putting out the call for firefighters
  VOLUNTEERING                                        weather arrives.’’                                  firefighting course.
  Port Sorell Fire Brigade                              Anyone aged over 12 and                             Any training that follows is
                                                      under 60 can become a                               optional and can be completed
    DOES anyone remember                              volunteer firefighter, with the                     at leisure.
  saying ‘‘when I grow up I’m                         only requirement a police                             ‘‘Volunteers can train in
  going to be a firefighter’’?                        check.                                              advanced, structural and bush
    Did the dream get lost                              ‘‘Junior members are aged                         firefighting, breathing
  somewhere along the way?                            between 12 and 16, cadets                           apparatus, driving courses,
    Time to rekindle it and do                        between 16 and 18, and senior                       chainsaw operation,
  something good for your local                       members are those over 18,’’                        emergency first aid — the list
  community at the same time.                         Steven said.                                        is endless.’’
    The Port Sorell Fire Brigade                        Junior and cadet members                            Volunteers are not left out-of-
  needs you.                                          receive basic and intermediate                      pocket with training, uniforms
                                                      training, preparing them to be                      and required licenses provided.
    The local fire station is run
  entirely by volunteers, and a                       fully-fledged firefighters on                         ‘‘It isn’t all hard work,’’
  recent dwindling of numbers                         their 18th birthday — but there                     Steven said.
  has left a shortage of qualified                    is also a strong emphasis on                          ‘‘Our brigade is very social
  firefighters in the Port Sorell                     having fun.                                         and we have regular functions
  region.                                               ‘‘We take the juniors and                         at the station where members
    ‘‘Some of our volunteers have                     cadets to some controlled                           bring their families along,’’ he
  retired, others have had to                         burns, and we also take them                        said.
  move away,’’ brigade chief                          on various outings such as to                         The Port Sorell brigade meets
  Steven Brazendale said.                             the movies or bowling,’’ he                         at the Rice St station every
    ‘‘We are looking to replace                       said.                                               second Wednesday at 7pm.
  these people as soon as we can                        New senior members remain                         ■ For more information contact
                                                                                                                                                Port Sorell Fire Brigade junior firefighters (from left) Jessica Benje,
  so we can train the new                             on probation for three months                       Steven on 0408 144 714.               14, Rachel Crack, 16, Jaime-Lea French, 12 and Keelan Dent, 16, all
  members up before the warmer                        while they complete a basic                                                — ELIZA GREY   of Port Sorell, get into some serious training.


  Mayor award up for grabs
  THE Port Sorell Lions Club will present the annual Miles
  Ford Award in October.
  Established by the club in memory of the former mayor
  of Latrobe, the award is given to an applicant with an
  outstanding achievement in academic, cultural,
  community service or sporting pursuits.
  Nominations closed on August 26 and the award will be
  given to the winner aged between 18 and 27 from the
  Latrobe municipality along with a $1000 cash prize.
  Club president Derek Roberts said the award was aimed
  at encouraging and supporting young people in the
  community.
  The winner will also be presented to the Australia Day
  Council of Tasmania as a nominee for Young Australian
  of the Year’s Tasmanian Division.
  ■ Information was sourced from the Latrobe Council
  website.


                                       John’s Tips
                                                                                      Members of the Devonport Machine Knitting Club (from left) Sally McArthur, Edna Dempsey and Kath Pearce, all of Devonport,
                                                                                      Sue Thornton, of Latrobe, Janice Taylor, of Somerset, Verlie Anderson, of Devonport, Phylis Lee, of Ulverstone, and Stella Keep,
                                                                                      of Port Sorell, have knitted all kinds of things to send to disadvantaged children overseas.

                SOME RIDER MOWER FACTS
      Modern machines work more efficiently and last longer than
      they have ever lasted before.
                                                                                      Knitting club busy helping overseas children
      But garden equipment manufacturers have also become
      clever at producing machinery to a price. To differentiate
                                                                                                                       items such as jumpers,           charity, but I thought I’d        ter to knit this year, she
      between the machines in their overall range they use terms
      such as domestic, small acreage, farmer or commercial. Many                     CLUBS                            beanies, socks and small         make an extra effort this         made 45-odd jumpers for
      manufacturers have more than one brand name in the market,
      generally to gain greater market share across the sectors i.e. a
                                                                                      Devonport Machine Knitting       blankets.                        year because someone              the Guardian Pharmacy,’’
      light duty unit under one brand name and a heavy-duty under                                                        ‘‘It was Verlie Anderson’s     needs to do something for         Verlie said.
      another. Should we wish to compare machines we need to                            THE Devonport Machine
      look further than just the horsepower or the width of the cutter                                                 idea and we all got behind       the children,’’ club member
      deck to obtain a true comparison. Are you comparing 'apples                     Knitting Club has been flat      her and helped out,’’ club       Verlie Anderson said.               ‘‘I would recommend knit-
      with apples'?                                                                   out knitting for disadvan-                                                                          ting to anyone, even re-
                                                                                                                       secretary-treasurer Kath           ‘‘I’ve had five children of
      For instance, we have two brochures from the same                               taged children.                                                                                     tirees, because you have to
      manufacturer, they describe two machines that seem pretty                                                        Pearce said.                     my own and they’ve all
      much identical, but one is almost double the price.                               During the past few              ‘‘Someone would just           grown up with comforts            be doing something with
      Why? Because one machine is 'heavy duty' built and the other                    months, members have             come along to a meeting          that these children just          yourself while you can.
      light duty. This is important as the materials and engineering                  worked tirelessly to fill 45
      of the heavy-duty machine will generally double its life                                                         each week and bring a new        don’t get.’’                       ‘‘You can’t be doing noth-
      compared to the lightweight unit. But if lightweight machine for                shoeboxes with goodies to        item along.’’                      The club regularly knits
      a small easygoing area is all you need or your budget won't                                                                                                                         ing in this world, tomorrow
      budge then that's fine. In my opinion there is no such thing as
                                                                                      send overseas.                     The shoeboxes are being        for the Guardian Phar-
                                                                                                                                                                                          you might not be here.’’
      a machine that is too heavy duty, the more heavy duty a                           The boxes are filled with      given to international char-     macy, which donates the
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                                                                                      school pens, toiletries, and     ity Samaritan’s Purse.           items to World Vision.
       Mower Power 17 Forbes St, Devonport PH 6424 2902                               of course some knitted             ‘‘I’ve always given to           ‘‘I encouraged my daugh-                Work experience student
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                                              Forging new friendships
                                              EVENT                                Artis said.
                                              Seniors’ Week                          ‘‘Each year we get a few more
                                                                                   members joining our club after
                                               THE Devonport Senior Citi-          they participate in Seniors’
                                              zen Club is getting behind this      Week.’’
                                              year’s Seniors’ Week theme —           Mrs Artis said the club had
  Latrobe Bowls Club president                Don’t Retire From Life.              between 30 and 40 members.
  Ian Murfet.                                   For the past eight years, the        ‘‘Each year we try to promote
                                              club has been a part of the          it more and get more people
                                              week-long celebration, which         involved in it because it really
  An early Christmas                          aims to en-                                               is an enjoy-
                                              courage                                                   able week,’’
  CELEBRATE Christmas early this year
  at the Latrobe Bowls Club dinner on         older             ‘‘It’s good to see                      she said.
  September 2.                                Tasmanians                                                  Seniors’
  This is the sixth year the Christmas in     to keep add-
                                              ing to their
                                                                more senior people                      Week is not
  Winter dinner has run, and the cost is                                                                only       for
  just $20 for a four-course meal.
  Latrobe Bowls Club president Ian
                                              life experi-
                                              ences, skills
                                                                participating in this                   members of
                                                                                                        the club, it is
  Murfet, said the dinner was a fun
  night of food, entertainment and
                                              and know-
                                              ledge.            event every year.’’                     open to any
                                                                                                        senior citi-
  socialising.
                                                Seniors’                                                zens who
  ‘‘People come from everywhere, from         Week will be held from               would like to participate.
  Sheffield to Wilmot, for our Christmas      October 1 to 7 this year, with         Mrs Artis said she encour-
  in winter, they just love it,’’ Ian said.
                                              the club holding a bingo day on      aged anyone who was thinking
  He said last year’s dinner drew             October 3, cards (euchre) on         about going along to one of the
  between 130 and 140 people, and he                                               events held during the week to
  was hopeful for a similar turn out this     October 4 and lawn bowls from
                                              October 5-7.                         do so.
  year.
                                                                                     ‘‘It’s good to see more senior
  The night will include a chocolate           Club secretary Margaret
                                                                                   people participating in this
  wheel and a lucky door prize, as well       Artis, said it was a good way to
  as other games and prizes.                                                       event every year,’’ she said.
                                              get all the seniors involved in
                                                                                   ■ For more information on the Devon-
  The dinner will be held at the Latrobe      something.
  Bowls Club in Victor St Latrobe, at                                              port events contact Margaret Artis on
  6pm.                                          ‘‘It is a great way for the        6424 5470 or 6424 3802.
                                              seniors to meet new people and                        — REBECCA BAKER        Devonport Senior Citizens Club members Val Serman (left) and Dot
  ■ For more information contact
  6426 1276.                                  it is a lot of fun for them,’’ Mrs                Work experience student    Clark get in some indoor bowls practise ready for Seniors’ Week.




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                                                                          No stopping Elizabeth
                                                                          MY JOB
                                                                          Elizabeth Clark

                                                                            ELIZABETH Clark has
                                                                          her fingers in more than
  Devonport High School students (from left) Jade                         one pie.
  Harman, Louisa Gray, Jade Cromwell and Luke                               As coordinator and prin-
  Conroy learn about marine biology.                                      ciple solicitor at the North
                                                                          West Community Legal
                                                                          Centre Inc. she also pur-
  Enlightening science insight                                            sues other interests while
                                                                          satisfying her passion for
  A FOUR-day excursion to the Woodbridge Marine                           people.
  Discovery Centre was ‘‘an enlightening insight into the                   She’s been a practising
  life of a marine biologist’’, according to Devonport High
                                                                          solicitor for five years and
  School student Erica De Jong.
                                                                          loves to help people who
  Last month a group of 20 top science students from                      have tried all other av-
  Years 9 and 10 travelled to Woodbridge, past Hobart, to
  participate in practical scientific experiments and learn               enues.
  about marine life.                                                        ‘‘It means I have to be
  Devonport science teacher Stephen Archer, who led the                   creative and have a broad
  excursion, said it was an amazing opportunity for the                   knowledge base,’’ Elizabeth
  students as they actually became marine biologists                      said.
  during their time at the centre.                                          She is also a community
  ‘‘They tested such things as the salinity, turbidity and                legal educator which sees
  temperature levels along a transect line across the                     her visiting places like
  D’Entrecasteaux Channel. To do this students sailed on                  schools and Rotary clubs.
  the centre’s vessel the Penghana,’’ Mr Archer said.                       She has a passion for hu-      North West Community Legal Centre Inc. coordinator and principle solicitor Elizabeth Clark.
  ‘‘While at sea they also conducted dredges along the sea                manitarian and refugee law
  floor at Apollo and Little Peppermint Bay.                              and holds an advanced dip-        ‘‘We used to play court-          She visited Kenya in 1997           ‘‘I like to have a solid
  ‘‘Students then graphed their findings and discussed the                loma in the field.               rooms in the playground,’’       to see how her sponsor              family life.’’
  results and how they affected the marine life in the                      ‘‘It’s so fascinating,’’ she   she said.                        child lived.                          Elizabeth said she would
  channel.’’                                                              said.                             ‘‘And I’ve never changed          ‘‘I’ve been very lucky,’’         keep studying other legal
  Mr Archer said the students found the trip enjoyable and                  A self-confessed grunge        my mind.’’                       she said.                           interests and would like to
  informative.                                                            music lover, Elizabeth de-        Elizabeth grew up on the          Her family is very sup-           travel again.
  ‘‘It really broadened their ideas about science and what                cided when she was about         North-West Coast and has         portive of her avid interest          ‘‘I don’t like to be boxed
  is involved,’’ he said.                                                 12 she wanted to be a solici-    twice lived overseas in          in the people and places            up,’’ she said.
                                              — EMMA HOPE                 tor.                             Norway and Seattle.              around her.                                     — TRACY PAPICCIO


                                                                          Conquering reading difficulties                                                                       Black balls and
                                                                                                                                                                                rackets ready
                                                                          EDUCATION
                                                                          Lift-Off Reading Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                FUTURE Australian squash cham-
                                                                                                                                                                                pions will compete at the National
                                                                            WHEN Gert and                                                                                       Junior Squash Championships in
                                                                          Hendrina Enslin realised                                                                              Devonport in September.
                                                                          there was a problem with                                                                              More than 250 squash players,
                                                                          illiteracy in Tasmania,                                                                               aged between 13 and 19 years,
                                                                          they rushed to fill the gap.                                                                          will vie for the 2006 titles.
                                                             4064447 PA
                                                                            Three months ago they                                                                               Tournament director Leon Barnett
                                                                          opened the Lift-Off Reading                                                                           said the event would attract some
                                                                          Centre, in Devonport, in                                                                              high-class athletes.
                                                                                                                                                                                ‘‘A number of those competing
                ghost rock
                                                                          the hope people could be
                                                                          provided with different                                                                               will go on to represent Australia at
                                                                                                                                                                                some time,’’ Leon said.
                                                                          solutions to their reading
                                                                                                                                                                                ‘‘This competition is the breeding
                                                                          difficulties.                                                                                         ground for champions.’’
                                                                            Gert said his passion                                                                               Leon hoped the event would also
                                                                          came from knowing that                                                                                attract a number of tourists to the
             Wine Tasting                   &     Sales                   literacy could open up a
                                                                          future.
                                                                                                           At the Lift-Off Reading Centre in Devonport are (from left)
                                                                                                           tutor Desiree Will, student Harrison Wicks, 6, of Devonport,         region.
                                                                                                                                                                                The individual competition will run
                 Platters, Coffee & Cake also available                                                    and centre director Gert Enslin.
                                                                            ‘‘If you can’t read then                                                                            from September 29 to October 3,
                                                                          you can’t advance in             discovered there was a           Gert and Hendrina are               and the teams competition from
                                                                          education,’’ Gert said.                                                                               October 5 to 8.
                                                                                                           problem among children.          hoping to get funding from          An awards night will be held on
                                                                            ‘‘People need to be able to      ‘‘In comparison to South       the council so they can take        October 3 at the Devonport RSL
                                                                          enhance their skills so they     Africa, literacy here is a lot   their program into schools.         Club function room.
                                                                          can lift off careers.’’          lower than what we’re used         Gert said the centre was          Mayor Lynn Laycock and cyclist
                                                                            Gert said the centre           to,’’ he said.                   not a quick-fix but his             Louise Yaxley will be the guests
      “On the Great Nature Trail” (B74) Just 10 min east of Devonport     offered a wide variety of                                                                             of honour and they will present
                                                                                                             Gert and his wife work         students were already
            Wed - Sun & Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm                       solutions to illiteracy for      with children through            showing improvement.                the awards.
                                                                          people of all ages.              their church and have              ‘‘It’s a bit of a journey . . .   It is a free event and all are
                                                                            ‘‘We engage the six senses     children of their own.           in the long run there will          welcome.
                                                                          . . . it’s computer-based and      About a year ago they          be marked improvement,’’            The Australian Junior Squash
                                                                          one-on-one with student          began to research                he said.
                                                                                                                                                                                Individual and Team Champion-
                                                                                                                                                                                ships will be held at the Devon-
                                                                          and teacher,’’ he said.          possibilities to lower           ■ For more information contact      port Recreation Centre.
                                                                            Gert and Hendrina moved        illiteracy in their area.        Gert and Hendrina Enslin on         For more information call Leon on
      1055 PORT SORELL ROAD, NORTHDOWN                                    from South Africa five             The centre currently has       6424 8054.                          6423 1201.
                 • Ph: 6428 4005                                          years ago and soon               about five students and                         — TRACY PAPICCIO                       — EMMA HOPE
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                                            125 candles
                                            ANNIVERSARY                         oldest clubs in Tasmania and
                                            Devonport Football Club             had some wonderful players in
                                                                                its time.
                                              THE Devonport Football Club         ‘‘The club has had its
                                            recently celebrated 125 years of    successes and low points over
                                            footy with an anniversary           the years,’’ Neil said.
                                            dinner and the selection of a         ‘‘There was a period in the the
                                            Team of the Century.                1930s where the club enjoyed
                                              The anniversary dinner was        great success.
                                            held at the club earlier in the       ‘‘We then had a drought of 43
                                            year and was attended by more       years until 1981 where we
                                            than 100 people.                    didn’t win any premierships.
                                              Another dinner was held last        ‘‘Over recent years the club
  The Platypus Club offers kids the         month to announce the Team of       has performed well without
  chance to use computers at the            the Century.
  Latrobe Online Access Centre.                                                 premiership success, but has
                                              About 170 people attended         maintained a high standard.’’
                                            including those who had               Neil said the Devonport
  Web time for kids                         travelled from across Australia
                                            and one former player who
                                                                                Football Club had a history of
                                                                                good players with close to 20
                                            now resides in California.          players going on to VFL and
  HEY kids, looking for something to do       All players from the club’s       AFL level.
  on Wednesday and Thursday after-          Teams of the Decade were up
  noons?                                                                          He said the club was
                                            for selection. The top 61 players
  Then why not come down to the                                                 currently searching for items
                                            were placed in a squad before
  Latrobe Online Access Centre and                                              with historical significance.
                                            the final team of 23 was
  join the Platypus Club between 4pm        decided.                              ‘‘In acknowledging our past
  and 5pm.                                                                      the club is endeavouring to
                                              Neil Colan was named Team
  At the Platypus Club, there is a lot to                                       update our memorabilia and
  see and do.                               of the Century captain. The
                                            most successful coach in the        are always on the lookout for
  You can use chat rooms and re-                                                old jerseys, photos or
  search for homework.                      club’s history, Harold Baker,
                                            took the spot as Team of the        trophies,’’ he said.
  It’s only $1.50 per session, and
  printing costs are extra.                 Century coach.                      ■ If you can assist contact the club on
  For more information contact                Club director Neil Wilkinson,     6424 4542.                                Devonport Football Club director Neil Wilkinson with some club
  6426 1001.                                said Devonport was one of the                              — EMMA HOPE        memorabilia. The club recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.




         Idea of North                                                                                 Victorian Welsh
         ‘The Gospel Project’ -                                                                        Male Choir
         CD Launch Tour                                                                                Formed in 1980 by seven expatriate
         Friday 15th September at 8pm                                                                  Welshmen, the Choir is committed
                                                                                                       to performing at least 25% of its
                                                                                                       repertoire in the Welsh language
         Mick Nock Trio                                                                                Sunday 5th November at 2.30pm
         National Australia Tour 2006
         Wednesday 20th September at
         8pm - Centenary Court                                                                         Coming Events
         Puppetry of the Penis                                                                         Musical Spectacular
         The world’s most famous - and the                                                             OLOL will be performing their “Musical Spectacular” in
         strangest - puppeteers will perform                                                           October and will feature the musical plays “Rock Around
         their international smash hit show                                                            the Block” and “The Magic In Me”
         Wednesday 20th September at                                                                   Tickets available by contacting the school
         8pm
                                                                                                       It’s a Dad’s Thing
         YMF Loan 2006 Australian                                                                      A roller coaster ride of laughter, tears and songs (mainly
         Superbike Championship                                                                        laughter) - chaotic, fun, shocking and truthful. Pretty much
         Symmons Plains, Tasmania                                                                      like parenthood inself really, except it runs for two hours
         Saturday September 9 and Sunday                                                               and has an interval!
         September 10 at 9.00am                                                                        Details to be advised
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  Still strong after 40 years                                                                                                                                       Mothers unite
                                                                                                                                                                    to reminisce
                                                                                                                                                                    THE former Nixon St School
    ‘‘TO BE accepting of each                                                                                                                                       Mothers’ Club will reminisce
  others personalities and have                                                                                                                                     about the old days at a reunion
  your own space.’’                                                                                                                                                 lunch on September 28.
    These are the secrets of a                                                                                                                                      The mothers’ club was first
  40-year-long business                                                                                                                                             formed in 1959 and ran until
  partnership, according to John                                                                                                                                    1995.
  Lunson and David Baker.                                                                                                                                           About 110
    The two men are the happy                                                                                                                                       mothers
  owners of Lunson and Baker                                                                                                                                        joined the
  Builders and Joiners in
                                                                                                                                                                    group over
                                                                                                                                                                    the years.
  Devonport.
                                                                                                                                                                    Wendy
    David said the key to their
                                                                                                                                                                    Vertigan
  success was that they were                                                                                                                                        was a mem-
  both easy-going and got on very                                                                                                                                   ber for 10
  well.                                                                                                                                                             years and
    ‘‘We always talk problems                                                                                                                                       said it was
  through and we don’t have a                                                                                                                                       a very ac-        Wendy Vertigan
  growl to other people about                                                                                                                                       tive
  each other,’’ David said.                                                                                                                                         mothers’ club.
    The partnership began in                                                                                                                                        ‘‘The ladies used to make curtains
  July 1966, when the pair                                                                                                                                          and things, they also raised
  worked together, after John                                                                                                                                       money for the school by holding
  approached David and                                                                                                                                              fairs,’’ she said.
  suggested sub-contracting               Builders and joiners David Baker (left) and John Lunson have been business partners for 40 years.                         Wendy said she hoped for an
  together in the building                                                                                                                                          attendance of about 80 mothers
  industry.                               together . . . and we have                       each other’s birthday parties.’’    downs and was now enjoying           at the reunion.
    Since then their business has         different interests outside                       Although John is the senior        its best period so far.              ‘‘The friendships we made back
  moved locations and changed             work,’’ he said.                                 partner, they both make every         David puts this down to the        then were very strong,’’ she said.
  focus but the successful                  David believed this was what                   decision together.                  partnership.                         ‘‘We’ll have a lot of reminiscing to
  partnership has remained.               kept their partnership                            ‘‘We don’t argue about               ‘‘We don’t hold grudges . . . we   do.’’
    John said it was important to         professional.                                    important things, we discuss        turn up for work on Monday           The reunion will be held at the
  keep their personal lives                 ‘‘We don’t live in each other’s                them together,’’ John said.         and it’s strictly business,’’ he     Reece High School at midday.
  separate.                               backyards,’’ he said.                             The pair said the business         said.
                                                                                                                                                                    ■ For more information contact
    ‘‘We enjoy our business                 ‘‘Though of course we’ll go to                 had been through ups and                             — TRACY PAPICCIO    Wendy on 6424 3116.


  Steaming towards anniversary
  THE Don River Railway will celebrate its 30th
                                                                       Football club celebrates 125-year milestone
  anniversary in November.
  Thanks to assistance from both State and Federal                     ANNIVERSARY                      ation, which Malcolm said
  governments, the Devonport City Council, Australian                  Latrobe Football Club            was rare for the retired
  National Railways, and Emu Bay and Don River                                                          footy champ.
  Railways, the Don River Railway was opened to the                                                       ‘‘You could have heard a
  public on November 20, 1976.                                           LATROBE Football Club
                                                                       celebrated 125 years in          pin drop,’’ he said.
  Since this time, the efforts of volunteers have kept
  the railway up and running.                                          July.                              ‘‘He held the floor when
  During the past 30 years the rail experience has                       The club reminisced with       he spoke.’’
  been enjoyed by many.                                                a gathering of young and           Latrobe’s NTFL 20-year
  Celebrations are being planned for November 20.                      old players on                              team was an-
                                                                       July 22.                                    nounced on the
                                                                         Event organ-                              night      with
       Barry Cook                                                      iser Malcolm
                                                                       Jackson, said
                                                                                                                   players receiving
                                                                                                                   awards.
                                                                       the club was one                              Club secretary
       CHIROPRACTOR                                                    of the longest                              John Riley, said
                                                                       running        in                           the celebration
      Massage & Manipulation                                           Tasmania.                                   night saw a very
                                                                                                                   good turnout
                                                                         ‘‘Very few have
                                                                       made this mile-                             from past and
          Available Devonport                                          stone,’’ Malcolm          John Riley        present players.
                                                                       said.                                         ‘‘It meant a
        0438 386 522                                                     Latrobe played its first       great deal for a lot of
                                                 4002450 LD
                                                                       game against Devonport,          people,’’ John said.
                                                                       which also celebrated 125          The club has seen

      Beautiful Windows - Beautiful Home!                              years this year, in 1881.
                                                                         Latrobe went on to win 15
                                                                                                        national champions start
                                                                                                        their careers with Latrobe
      There is a lot more to us than just curtains                     premierships.                    and four consecutive
      Made to measure:                                                   Malcolm said a highlight       premiership flags, followed
         ✻ Drapes ✻ Net ✻ Tracks ✻ Clever curtains                     for the club was when for-       by two years as runners-up.
      ✻ Valances ✻ Soft Furnishings ✻ Foam cut to size                 mer member Darrel                  Malcolm said it was good
                                                                       Baldock came back, after         for current team, the De-
      ✻ Vertical ✻ Slimline ✻ Holland blinds & awnings
                                                                       playing with St Kilda in the     mons, to celebrate the lon-
                Let us help you choose!                                AFL, to coach the club to        gevity of the club.
        Deluxe Curtains & Blinds                                       four premierships in the
                                                                       early ’70s.
                                                                                                          ‘‘It’s a hell of a mile-
                                                                                                        stone,’’ he said.
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        13B Forbes Street, Devonport                                                                                                   Football great Darrel Baldock in action. Baldock was guest
      Tel: 6424 6979 Fax: 6424 6380 Mob: 0408 642 412                    Darrel spoke at the celebr-                — TRACY PAPICCIO   speaker at the Latrobe Football Club’s 125th anniversary.

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  Bidding farewell to Spirit 3
                                                                                                                                                     How will the sale of
                                                                                                                                                     Spirit 3 affect you?

                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘It won’t affect me at
                                                                                                                                                                           all.’’
                                                                                                                                                                                   Steve Trou,
                                                                                                                                                                                of Turners Beach




                                                                                                                                                ‘‘It would have to bring
                                                                                                                                                down the tourist
                                                                                                                                                population.’’
                                                                                                                                                     Brett Horton,
                                                                                                                                                     of Devonport




                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘It won’t affect me at
  The Spirit of Tasmania 3 made her final Sydney to Devonport sailing on August 27.                                                                                        all, but I hope that
                                                                                                                                                                           there’s no negative
                                                                                                                                                                           effect on tourism.’’

      Traditional Chinese Medicine                               Final Sydney to Devonport journey                                                                            Michelle Dewis,
                                                                                                                                                                             of East Devonport
      includes:
          Chinese Herbs; Acupuncture and Moxabusion;               ON JULY 3, 2003, the late Jim         assistance. The debt for her
          Chinese Remedial Massage; Cupping; etc.                Bacon announced the purchase of         purchase was to be repaid, at the
      Call in now for a free consultation                        what was to become Spirit of            latest, by 2015.
                                                                 Tasmania 3.                               On June 5, 2006, Premier Paul
      FG Chinese Medicine Clinic                                   The ferry was purchased to meet       Lennon announced Spirit of
      FENG GAO - Qualified Practitioner                          a need for a service travelling
                                                                 between Sydney and Devonport.
                                                                                                         Tasmania 3 would be sold, citing a
                                                                                                         lack of interest in the service as
                                                                                                                                                ‘‘It won’t affect me,
                                                                                                                                                but it will affect
      97 William Street, Devonport                                 ‘‘Sydney represents a huge            the reason behind the decision.        others.’’
      Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-4pm            untapped market for that State and        Less than a month later she was
      Tel/Fax: 03 6423 6835 Mob: 0432 712 217                                                                                                      Irene Campbell,
                                                    4012664 LM   now is the time to act to pierce that   sold for $111 million to
                                                                 market,’’ TT-Line chief executive       Mediterranean operator Corsica.              of Latrobe
                                                                 Peter Simmons said at the time.           ‘‘Spirit of Tasmania 3 was a bold
                                                                   ‘‘I am confident there is minimal     experiment to try and penetrate in
                                                                 risk to the company after research      a big way a new market but it
                                                                 revealed a Sydney service was           hasn’t worked,’’ Mr Lennon said.
                                                                 regarded as ‘overwhelmingly               ‘‘If Sydney to Devonport is not
                                                                 appealing’.’’                           sustainable then other
                                                                                                                                                                           ‘‘It won’t affect me at
                                                                   The total cost was $105 million,      destinations in Tasmania are                                      all, but it’s a shame
                                                                 including the purchase, refit,          clearly less sustainable given fuel                               for all the workers.’’
                                                                 establishment costs, delivery and       prices.’’
                                                                 crewing.                                  The uproar caused by the                                                Deani,
                                                                                                         decision to sell the ferry was                                      of East Devonport
                                                                   The Spirit arrived in Devonport
                                                                 on January 22, 2004, after being        considerable, but protests and
                                                                 delayed and damaged by bad              rallies fell on seemingly deaf ears.
                                                                 weather conditions.                       The last voyage took place on
                                                                   The ship, which could                 August 27.
                                                                 accommodate 626 passengers and            Devonport Mayor Lynn Laycock
                                                                 290 vehicles, was to make three         said the loss of the Sydney ferry
                                                                 return trips each week.                 service would seriously impact the
                                                                   Each trip would take just over 20     region.                                ‘‘It won’t affect me,
                                                                 hours one way, taking in the              ‘‘We have come to love seeing the    but it will have to
                                                                 coastline of mainland Australia         three ships sail in and out of         affect the people from
                                                                 and passing under the Sydney            Devonport, the Gateway to              Sydney.’’
                                                                 Harbour Bridge.                         Tasmania,’’ Ald. Laycock said.                Holliday,
                                                                   It was expected Spirit of               ‘‘I believe that there will be            of Devonport
                                                                 Tasmania 3 would make a profit of       significant impacts upon the
                                                                 $53 million over 10 years, or           Devonport economy within the
                                                                 $34.3 million without government        businesses and industrial sectors.’’
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  Students empowering classmates
  SCHOOLS                             pressed with the philosophy of       ‘‘The result from this is a
  Reece High                          the program,’’ Grant said.          committed student leadership
                                        ‘‘The students who presented      group that are dedicated to
    WHO better to teach students      were passionate about the role      improving student health and
  than other students?                students could play in improv-      wellbeing within our school,’’
    The MindMatters Youth             ing the state of mental health      Grant said.
  Empowerment Program                 within schools and they also         ‘‘They have already started to
  (MMYEP) does just this and          had some outstanding ideas on
                                                                          develop an action plan which
  students at Reece High School       ways to improve wellbeing.’’
                                                                          they are currently implement-
  are excelling under the               Grant then presented the          ing in the junior school.’’
  program.                            program to the leadership team
    MMYEP is a program which          at RHS, who were just as im-          The aims of the action plan is
  sees students teach mental          pressed.                            to: see young people supported
  health promotion activities to        South          Australian         in exploring issues which have
  other students.                     MindMatters coordinator,            an impact on their mental
    Reece High School acting as-      Vanessa Houltby, and two SA         health and wellbeing; im-
  sistant principal Grant             students, Buddy and Nicole,         plement wellbeing projects that
  Armitstead, said he first wit-      were invited to the school to       will enhance student health
  nessed the MMYEP at a               conduct a professional learning     and help prevent bullying
  National Bullying Conference        session with staff, and a two-      within the school and; promote
                                                                                                                 South Australians (from left) Buddy Dawson, Nicole Rawson and
  in Melbourne.                       day MMYEP course with the           young people voicing their             Vanessa Houltby visited Reece High School to share their knowledge
    ‘‘I was immediately im-           Grade 10 prefects.                  opinions on youth issues.              of the the MindMatters Youth Empowerment Program.



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                                     Students have also
    THERE’S a buzz in the air      enthusiastically picked up
  at Nixon Street Primary          dancing lessons that will
  School with several new          see the whole school
  projects well underway.          involved in an end-of-year
    This year, the school          school dance.
  launched unique Prep,              Jodee said the purpose of
  dance and robotics               dancing classes was to
  programs.                        promote healthy bodies and
    Principal Jodee Wilson,        a sense of wellbeing among
  said it was all about            students.
  implementing the                   ‘‘We want them to gain
  curriculum in a                  confidence and a healthy
  meaningful way.                  self-esteem from leisure
    ‘‘It’s a really enthusiastic   activity,’’ she said.
  time for schooling,’’ Jodee        ‘‘We’re encouraging
  said.                            creativity in a physical
    She explained Prep             sense.’’
                                                                  Prep pupils (from left) Ellie, 5, Hannah, 6, and Emily, 6,
  classes had started a              About five students in       participate in a fine motor activity.
  program aimed at                 Grade 7 will also be
  developing language, social      involved in a Statewide        receive coaching at The            ‘‘This year year we’ve got
  and physical skills in an        robotics competition this      Don College to program            a big focus on developing
  attempt to prepare the           year.                          and finetune their robots.        connections with other
  youngsters for mainstream          They have been working                                         individuals and the
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    ‘‘The children need to         Devonport High School and      Jodee said.                                   — TRACY PAPICCIO

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      ISSN 1039-8503                                                            NEWSLETTER                                                Vol. 14 No. 9, September 2006




                         Demolition of old Coles building
      Demolition of the old Coles building at   par park, $400,000 of which has been       consultant, who would identify the          park at the intersection of Best Street
      the bottom end of Best Street is          brought forward from the 2005-2006         work required to rehabilitate the site.     and Formby Road.
      expected to commence within three         budget.                                    It was anticipated that demolition of
      months to be replaced initially with a    A contractor has commenced drilling        the building would commence early in        When the new car park has been
      temporary car park.                       the soil underneath the building to        September.                                  completed this number will have risen
      The work represents the first stage of    gauge the level of contamination under                                                 to 149 parking spaces.
                                                                                           The provision of the temporary car
      Devonport City Council's Riverside        the building caused by an old fuel tank.   park would bolster Devonport's parking      Mr Rundle said it was hoped there
      Plaza project.                            Council's Contracts Engineer, Mr           facilities.                                 would be only minimal disruption to
      Council has allocated $400,000 for the    Andrew Rundle, said the contamination      At present there are 61 additional car      the existing car park during
      demolition work and $100,000 for the      report would be provided to a              spaces provided in the old Coles car        construction.




                                PIC: The old Coles building in lower Best Street, which will be demolished to make way for a temporary car park.


                       $5 million Eastern Shore upgrade
      The Devonport Eastern Shore Project       The Wright/Murray Streets shopping         changes do not impede truck access to       The overall project will cost
      involves improved vehicle access from     areas will be also be redeveloped.         the Port.                                   approximately $5 million dollars with
      the Bass Highway to the TT-Line ferry                                                                                            Council having committed $1.5 million,
      terminal.                                                                            Local foreshore reserves and parks on       the State Government $2.5 and the
                                                The road works in the project are          the Eastern Shore will also be              Federal Government $1 million.
      It will include the closure of Wright     dependant on a traffic management          redeveloped and Stage one of the
      Street and the construction of a car      study currently underway that will         landscaping project will produce plans      The implementation of the project will
      park at the corner of Murray and          ensure that the proposed new road is       for 180 Tarleton Street (near the bridge)   be staged over the next three years, due
      Wright Street.                            the most suitable option and that the      and the Wheeler Street foreshores.          to the allocation of the funds.     4046853 km


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      Vol. 14 No. 9, September 2006                                            NEWSLETTER


                 First stage of major sewer upgrade
  Installation of a 2.5 million litre
  overflow storage tank at Horsehead
  Creek will eliminate much of the
  sewage seepage problems which has
  occurred in Devonport during rainy
  periods.
  Devonport City Council has set aside
  $2 million in this financial year's
  budget for the work, which represents
  stage one of a major sewerage
  upgrade programme, recommended
  in a voluminous Sewerage
  Reticulation Strategy Plan.
  Council's Manager Engineering
  Services, Mr Noel Hammond,
  stressed that while Council had
  adopted the report, the project was
  part of a public planning process, in
  which members of the public would
  be given adequate opportunity to put
  forward views and comments on the
  proposal.
  Mr Hammond said there had always
  been a problem with sewer leaks
  during wet periods when the flow of
  sewerage increased to four and a half
  times normal, resulting in overflow at
  various points.                                 The site at Horsehead Creek for the 2.5 million litre overflow tank as identified   as being ideal by the technical report
                                                                                                   prepared by Council.
  The storage tank would hold the
  overflow until the pipe line was able      This was why Council, earlier this         latter half of the current financial           the existing deficiencies in the
  to cope with the additional pressure.      year, had purchased land in the area       year.                                          current Devonport Sewerage System.
                                             from the Port of Devonport Authority. The proposed overflow tank at                       It covers the development of a sewer
  He was confident it would provide          It was confident the He added that         Horsehead Creek is one of the                  computer model and its use since the
  sufficient capacity for all predicted      the installation of the tank would         recommendations contained in a                 end of 2003 under the direction of
  sewerage system development in             provide an added bonus as it would         recently adopted Sewerage                      Mr Hammond to develop a 10-year
  Devonport.                                 assist in containing odours, which         Reticulation Strategy Plan prepared            forward sewer strategy, which will
  Mr Hammond said the Horsehead              were generally associated with             by Council's Engineering Services              address the current system's
  Creek area was identified in the           sewerage works.                            Department.                                    deficiencies as well as providing a
  technical report as the ideal site for     Mr Hammond said it was hoped the           The voluminous report details a                plan for the ultimate needs of any
  the tank.                                  work would be commenced in the             general strategy to overcome some of           future system.


                     Decisions from the Council table
  At its meeting on Monday, July 31st,       Best Street to Victoria parade to be        of the document to the Department             proposed by Council's Development
  Devonport City Council decided to:         used as a transition and registration       of Tourism, Arts and the                      and Community Services
  ● Forward to the Resource Planning                                                     Environment advising it of Council's          Department.
                                             area and general use of parks and           decision.
  and Development Commission a               reserves extending from the opposite        ● Agree to alter car parking fees from
  report from Council's Development
  and Community Services Department
                                             end of Best Street to Mersey Bluff          September 1st, with all Council               Youth Services
                                             with full access to the public.             operated car parks, with the                  A range of projects is planned by
  regarding a draft amendment to the                                                     exception of Wenvoe Street, charging
                                             ● Approve its intention of creating a       $1 an hour for each space. Wenvoe
                                                                                                                                       Devonport City Council Community
  Devonport and Environs Planning                                                                                                      Services Officer, Evonne Ewins,for
  Scheme 1984 as recommended by              proposed Reserves, Parks and                Street fees were set at 50c per hour to
                                             Gardens By Law, the draft to be             a maximum of $3 per day for each              the next few months, including the
  the East Devonport Urban Design                                                                                                      production of a Youth Booklet aimed
                                             advertised and public comment               space.
  Framework.                                                                             ● Initiate a review of the Visitor            at increasing young peoples' access to
  ● End the membership of Mr David           invited.                                    Centre operation and its                      information about relevant youth
  Sales from the Devonport Approval          ● Ask DIER - Traffic Management             participation in Tasmanian Visitor            needs.
  Special Committee and appoint              Branch to reduce the existing speed         Information Network.                          A successful programme involving
  Acting General Manager, Mr David           limit of 80kmh to 60kmh along               ● Endorse the recommendations of              Devonport High Students, called the
  Jones to the committee, effective                                                      the Development and Community                 Rocky Programme, has come to an
                                             Devonport Road between Horsehead            Services report on the Tiagarra
  from August 1st.                                                                                                                     end.
                                             Creek and the Formby Road railway           Redevelopment Study plan.                     The feedback received from students
  ●Grant approval, subject to a              crossing.                                   ● Receive the Engineering Services
  number of conditions, for the closure                                                                                                highlighted the positives of running
                                             ● Invite DIER - Traffic Management          Department report on the feasibility          self-esteem programmes outside of
  of Victoria Parade and Bluff Road,                                                     of installing directional signs, for
                                             Branch to address other roads in                                                          the school environment at the Zone.
  between north of the railway crossing                                                  locations, landmarks and historical
                                             Devonport that possibly require             information, at Mersey Bluff. Council         The boys felt that they could deal
  on Victoria Parade and Clement                                                                                                       with their individual issues more
  Street on Sunday, December 10th for        alteration to existing speed limits.        has provided seed funding of $10,000
                                                                                         with residual funding to be pursued           openly without pressure from peers.
  the staging of the 2006 Devonport          ● Adopt the Devonport City Council
                                                                                         from external sources, with possible          A September Holiday programme is
  Corporate Triathlon. Council also          Sewerage Reticulation Strategy Plan,        input from a service club.                    being planned and filming is about
                                             June 2006 for upgrading the city's
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  granted approval of the use of the                                                     ● Adopt the Interim Residual Land             to commence to make a short film
  parkland extending from the end of         sewerage system and forward a copy          Use Development Strategy as                   with the Fresh Express Group.
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                                                                                     NEWSLETTER                                                 Vol. 14 No. 9, September 2006


      New uni-sex toilets, changerooms for Bluff




  A section of the existing toilets and            Existing changeroom building at Mersey Bluff, which will be demolished
  changerooms adjacent to the                                to make way for new toilet and changeroom facilities.
  Devonport Surf Club at Mersey Bluff
  will be demolished to make way for
  much more modern and user-friendly              disabled toilets and the doors on all         and one general toilet
  facilities.                                     seven will be spring loaded so that           available for use throughout
  The old toilet blocks, at the rear of           they will remain open when not in             the year.
  the existing building, will be                  use.                                          Devonport City Council has
  demolished, while the eastern section           The disabled toilets will also contain        set aside $250,000 in its
  will be "gutted" and re-developed.              baby-changing facilities.                     current budget for the work,
  As shown on the accompanying                    The toilets have been so planned, so          which will be put out to
  artist's impression, there will be six          that during the quieter winter                tender.
  changeroom cubicles and seven                   months, it will be possible to close
  toilets, all of which will be uni-sex.          off the five to be built on the               Plan of the proposed new
  There will be two fully-accessible              northern side, leaving one disabled           facility at Mersey Bluff.


                  Banner for Sister Cities conference
                                                                                                A group of dedicated members of the       country to the Northern Territory's
                                                                                                Devonport Embroidery Guild have           capital city for the 2007 conference.
                                                                                                made a new official banner for the
                                                                                                Australian Sister Cities Association      The cost of the materials for the
                                                                                                (ASCA) annual national conference.        project, which was minimal, was
                                                                                                                                          funded out of Council's budget for
                                                                                                The banner features the floral            the conference as a gift to the
                                                                                                emblem of every state and territory in    Australian Sister Cities Association.
                                                                                                Australia, the ASCA logo and the
                                                                                                words "People to People Across the        The embroiderers gave up hours of
                                                                                                World".                                   their time to perform the detailed
                                                                                                                                          work.
                                                                                                It also has a map of Australia and        Wendy Goss was responsible for the
                                                                                                our national flower, the wattle, on it.   design and appliqué on the banner
                                                                                                Members of the Embroidery Guild           and the quilting was done by Vonda
                                                                                                volunteered their time to make the        Jeffrey.
                                                                                                banner which will be unveiled at the      Lettering was done by Julie Briggs
                                                                                                ASCA national conference in               (absent from photo).
                                                                                                November that the City of Devonport
                                                                                                is hosting.                               Devonport Sister Cities Association
                                                                                                                                          Vice President and Embroidery Guild
                                                                                                After each national conference, the       member Alida Beattie coordinated
                                                                                                banner will be passed on to the city      the activity.
                                                                                                that will host the conference the
      Some of the ladies who contributed to the banner. Standing(l to r): Alida Beattie, Kath   following year.                            It is planned that the banner will be
       Wardle, Vonda Jeffery, Elaine Velacott, Vivienne Duffy, Wendy Goss, Heather Brooke.                                                displayed for members of the
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            Sitting: Lorice Smith, Fay Stredwick, Ros Donald. Absent: Judy Marshall,            Next year this is Darwin, so the new      community to view after presentation
                                    Helen West and Julie Briggs.                                banner will be taken across the           at the conference in November.
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      Vol. 14 No. 9, September 2006                                                   NEWSLETTER


       Minamata Mayor's message of friendship
  The Mayor of Minamata, Katsuaki                   connection with families in our
  Miyamoto is looking forward to                    region.
  another decade of friendship with                 "We had a very enjoyable visit to one
  Devonport.                                        of the nine primary schools in
  Mayor Miyamoto, a former school                   Minamata where we spoke to 76
  teacher and Superintendent of                     Grade 6 students about "Devonport
  Education, believes that young                    and Tasmania, as well as Australia in
  people have an important role to play             general.
  in the Sister City movement.                      The students asked questions about
  He expressed his desire for youth in              such things as sport, food, animals
  both cities to learn about each                   and Christmas in Australia. They were
  other's culture, as well as themselves,           also keen to find out about famous
  through the student exchange                      local products.
  program.                                          "We taught them an Australian song
  This was just one of the topics that              which they picked up quickly".
  came up in the Mayor's conversation               Marcus added that, in appreciation
  with Devonport residents Rimiko and               of the visit the students performed
  Marcus Lee, when they visited                     two items, one being a nice, uplifting
  Minamata recently.                                                                              Rimiko and Marcus Lee are flanked by the Minamata Deputy Mayor (left) and
                                                    song with beautiful harmonies and                          Mayor and members of the Minamata Council staff.
  Besides being the 10th anniversary of             the other a piece where the pupils
  the Sister City relationship between              used their bodies to make rhythmic          City Council with information about      Minamata feel the same way about
  our two cities, this year is also the             sounds.                                     Devonport".                              Devonport.
  Australia-Japan Year of Exchange.                                                             Marcus said it was encouraging to        The Minamata City Council is
                                                    "Council staff, together with students      know that wherever they went people planning to send a delegation of
  The couple spent time in Minamata                 and teachers at the school, later
  as goodwill ambassadors to celebrate                                                          were interested in Tasmania and          adults and high school students to
                                                    made a DVD of their performance             Australia.                               Devonport in March next year.
  these two special events.                         for us and we are excited about             "Apart from Minamata, hardly             If anyone would like to home-host
  Marcus said the Minamata City                     sharing this with primary schools           anyone we came into contact with in someone from Minamata or assist in
  Council has a mutual wish to further              here in Devonport", added Marcus..          the other cities had heard of            some other way with the visit please
  deepen the Sister City relationship.              "We had appointments with local             Devonport until they met us", he         contact the Chairman of Devonport
  "When we had dinner with the                      service clubs and also made courtesy        said.                                    Sister Cities Association, Alderman
  Minamata International Friendship                 visits to three other Councils in the       "We believe that Devonport is very       Bill Wilson (E-mail
  Association we felt a common desire               region - Kagoshima, which has a             lucky to have a Sister City              bill@insuranceadvisory.biz or phone
  to build on this community-to-                    Sister City relationship with Perth,        relationship with a community like       6424 4499).
  community friendship into the future,             Western Australia; Nagasaki, which is       Minamata. It is a city that has a lot to
  reinforcing the vision held by both               renowned for its peace efforts and          offer both foreigners and Japanese       NOTE: The visit of Rimiko and
  our Councils", said Marcus.                       Fukuoka, which is the largest city in       alike.                                   Marcus Lee to Japan was entirely
  "A number of Minamata families                    Kyushu.                                     "We're sure that many people in          self-funded.
  have had children as well as parents              "In Nagasaki our visit was featured in
  come out to Devonport at different                the local newspaper and In each city
  times and there is a strong grass-roots           we presented a service club and the                  Calendar of events
                                                                                                 SEPTEMBER
             Payment of rates                                                                     1st-1st/03/07: Terrorsaurus at Imaginarium. Ph 6423 1466
                                                                                                  1st: Country Music Club at ED Bowls Club. Ph 6427 0830
                                                                                                  1st: Aust Plant Society Wattle Day at Latrobe High. Ph 6423 5697
      Devonport ratepayers are reminded that        hotline on 1300 366 717 at any time.
      rates instalments can be paid in the          (Please have your rates notice with you).     8th: Spring Fever Festival Latrobe. Ph 6421 4560
      following manner -                                                                          8th - 30th: “Fume" Exhibition at Dport Library. Ph 6424 8296
                                                    By credit card by internet: At Council's
      In person: at the Council Chambers            internet address www.dcc.tas.gov.au.          9th: D'port Farmers Market at Showgrounds. Ph 0417 052 028
      between 9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to                                                        11th-15th: Interstate ladies golf at Woodrising. Ph 6427 2381
      Friday and at selected newsagents.            By telephone and internet banking BPAY:      12th: Fins, Furs, Feathers at Devonport Library. Ph 6424 4255
                                                    Call your bank, credit union or building
      By mail: addressed to the General
                                                    society to make this payment from your       12th: Greyhound racing at Showgrounds. Ph 6424 4255
      Manager, Devonport City Council, P.O.                                                      14th: Fins, Furs, Feathers at Devonport Library. Ph 6424 4255
      Box 604, Devonport, 7310.                     cheque savings or credit card account.
                                                    For more information www.bpay.com.au.        15th: The Idea of North at DECC. Ph 6420 2900
      By cheque: Made payable to Devonport                                                       19th: Aust Plant Society meeting Devonport Library. Ph 6423 5697
      City Council (Receipt of cheques are          By Centrelink CentrePay: Use CentrePay
      subject to bank clearance. Post-dated         to arrange regular deductions from your      19th: Greyhound racing at Showgrounds. Ph 6424 4255
      cheques will not be accepted).                Centrelink payment. Call Centrelink or       20th: Mike Nock Trio at DECC. Ph 6420 2900
      By credit card and EFTPOS: Facilities are     Council to request a CentrePay               21st: Fins, Furs, Feathers at Devonport Library. Ph 6424 4255
      available at the Cashier Counter.             deduction form.                              23rd: D'port Farmers Market at Showgrounds. Ph 0417 052 028
      Please ask our cashiers about this service.   Rates and water bills can be paid at         26th: Greyhound racing at Showgrounds. Ph 6424 4255
      By credit card by phone: Call payment         newsagents who are Bill Express agents.      28th: Tasmanian Family History at Library. Ph 6424 4005.
                                                                                                 29th-1st Oct: Orchid Society Show at Spreyton Hall. Ph 6425 2581
         Help us to                                       Overflowing bins?
                                                                                                 29th- 10th Oct: National Junior Squash Rec. Centre. Ph 6423 1201
                                                                                                 OCTOBER
                help you!                                                                         1st - 1/03/07: Terrorsaurus at Imaginarium. Ph 6423 1466
                                                                                                  1st - 8th: “Fume" Exhibition at Dport Library. Ph 6424 8296
                       Our “Help us to help you”                                                  2nd: “Sapphire" Aust. guitar quartet at DECC. Ph 6420 2900
                                                                                                  6th-8th: Melb International Film Festival at Cmax. Ph 64202111
                     program can succeed only with                                               13th - 5/11/06: Robinson Collection at Gallery. Ph 6424 8296
                           your co-operation.                                                    14th: Virtuosi at Barringwood Park Vineyard. Ph 64923140
                                                                                                 14th: D'port Farmers Market at Showgrounds. Ph 0417 052 028
       If you, or anyone you know, is having trouble with services, roads, water,                23rd: Collected stories at DECC. Ph 6420 2900
       garbage collection, dogs etc then you can assist us at Devonport City Council             28th: D'port Farmers Market at Showgrounds. Ph 0417 052 028
       to rectify the problem by either phoning on 6424 0551 or by calling in to                 28th: Tas Family History overnight trip to Hobart. Ph 6424 4005
       Council's offices in Best Street with the details.                                        To have information included in Calendar of Events,
       Your co-operation would be appreciated.                                                   please phone Tina on 6424 8176 or email tnc@dcc.tas.gov.au.               4046638 KM




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  Young people ready to create change
                                        However, there’s a change in         However, at the moment             forums for young learners.                 talk to the elderly, cleaning up
                                      the air. Young people are            there’s a minority of young          ■ Devonport Green Corps are                our environment, entertaining
                       Sarah          reading the newspaper,
                                      watching the news and starting
                                                                           people who are ready to create
                                                                           change — to challenge
                                                                                                                cleaning and conserving our
                                                                                                                beautiful surroundings.
                                                                                                                                                           us in the street; and to let them
                                                                                                                                                           know that it’s cool to care
                       Leary          to ask the big questions.
                                        Why do we need a pulp mill?
                                                                           expectations you might say.
                                                                             So, here are some examples of
                                                                                                                ■ And the soon-to-be published
                                                                                                                Don College youth health
                                                                                                                                                           about stuff, and even better to
                                                                                                                                                           talk about these concerns or
                                        How did our water and petrol       what the youth of Devonport          magazine The MUV.                          passions. Just like any
                                      crises get so bad?                   are really getting up to:              These are just a few                     endeavour one undertakes, the
                                        Why are there homeless             ■ Devonport High catering            initiatives that I know about              key ingredient to success is
                                      people in Devonport?                 students are enabling Gran’s         (I’m sure there are more).                 support, encouragement and
   IT’S very exciting times for                                            Van to operate, by preparing                                                    just a little bit of advice from
                                        Who designed the mall?                                                    The funny thing is the
  young people right now.                                                  thick soup and salad                                                            members of the community.
                                        How did we become a society                                             majority of these projects are
    Of course, I think we will        of such high consumers?              sandwiches for the homeless in       initiated solely by youth (often             Because we’re prone to make
  forever be branded as lazy,           I’m learning as we get older       Devonport.                           independent of council                     mistakes every now and then,
  unmotivated slackers, who are       these questions are often            ■ Reece High students are            funding) and often go under the            just like everyone else.
  either obsessed with computer       frowned upon, some people are        brightening up drab streets          radar. The main purpose of my                So please, rather than
  games or skate boarding, and        even taught to forget them —         with mural projects at East          ramblings today is to reach out            choosing a black and white
  enjoy annoying adults with our      knowing that it’s easier to          Devonport.                           to these young people who are              judgement towards today’s
  anecdotes about last night’s        ignore them than to tackle the       ■ College students organising        doing great things.                        youth, listen to our questions
  Home and Away episode.              resolution.                          and operating youth leadership         Anything from stopping to                and help us find the answers.


  Dion crowned Tassie apprentice of the year                                                                                            Playcentre receives grant
                                                                                                                                        THINGS are looking up for Devonport’s Playcentre/
                                                                                                                                        Playgroup Inc.
                                     ‘‘I’m a bit nervous about                                                                          After struggling to remain operable, the centre has won
  YOUTH                                                                                                                                 a grant from the Department of Education that will enable
                                   it, I don’t like talking in
  Tas. Apprentice of the Year                                                                                                           it to build a new playground.
                                   front of big crowds,’’ Dion
                                                                                                                                        President of the not-for-profit organisation Karen Carey,
                                   said.                                                                                                said it would make quite a difference to the centre.
    DION Clarke enjoys mak-
  ing things — so for him,           He will then fly to Can-                                                                           ‘‘We’re more of an activities centre . . . and we haven’t
  being a joiner is more than      berra as an entrant in the                                                                           had a big playground in the past,’’ Karen said.
  a job.                           national awards.                                                                                     The playcentre was forced to raise their fees this year,
    The 22-year-old was re-          Dion attended Sheffield                                                                            for the first time in five years, to cover costs.
  cently named the Master          High School and went on to                                                                           Staffed mainly by volunteers, Karen said as expenses
                                   complete his studies at St                                                                           increased, the centre could no longer absorb all of the
  Builders Association
                                   Brendan Shaw College.                                                                                costs. Two fundraisers have already been held this year
  Tasmanian Apprentice of                                                                                                               and there are plans for more.
  the Year.                          Soon after finishing Year                                                                          The centre has also had to approach the local council
    On top of that, Dion has       12 he took up a four-year                                                                            and service clubs for assistance.
  proven his competence and        joinery apprenticeship                                                                               Secretary Michelle Walker, said the centre was unique.
  was signed off his appren-       with Fairbrothers.                                                                                   ‘‘We are a playcentre that prepares three- to five-year-
  ticeship six months early.         ‘‘It was always something                                                                          olds for kinder,’’ she said.
    He is now a fully qualified    I wanted to do because I                                                                             Karen said it was good for children to have somewhere
  joiner and gets a lot of         love building things,’’ Dion                                                                         structured to go before they start kindergarten.
  gratification from his work.     said.                                                                                                As a not-for-profit organisation, the centre is always
    ‘‘I really like making                                                                                                              looking for long-term funding.
                                     He said that he finds his                                                                          ‘‘We’re conscious of keeping the fee structure to a
  things, there’s a new task       work interesting and at
  everyday,’’ Dion said.                                                                                                                minimum so it benefits families,’’ Karen said.
                                   times challenging.                                                                                   ‘‘The centre should be continued for other people to use
    He makes a range of dif-
                                     ‘‘I get along well with my                                                                         in years to come.’’
  ferent items from ward-
                                   work mates so that makes                                                                                                                  — TRACY PAPICCIO
  robes and counters to
                                   things a lot easier,’’ Dion
  kitchens units.
                                   said.
    Dion said the award came
  as a pleasant surprise.            He said the best thing
    ‘‘I was a bit shocked about    about working as a joiner is
  winning, then I was very         the satisfaction of complet-
  excited,’’ Dion said.            ing tasks.
    He will soon travel to           ‘‘I like seeing the finished
  Hobart for the awards din-       product and knowing I’ve
  ner where he will make an        done a good job,’’ he said.      Devonport’s Dion Clarke, 22, was recently named the Master
  acceptance speech.                               — EMMA HOPE      Builders Association Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year.


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   Get Up and Get Out is           dren. A steering committee                                      Recreation.
                                                                    Get Out program will be
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   The project, a joint ven-       consists of representatives      at Camp Banksia, at Port       Adelle Rist at the Latrobe Council
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                                                   Casey’s special dog
                                                   DOG OF THE MONTH
                                                   Casey

                                                     CASEY is the dog of the
                                                   month, she is an 18-month-old
                                                   blue heeler.
                                                     Casey is a special needs dog
                                                   as she is stone deaf. Casey
                                                   requires a home where she
                                                   will have an extremely patient
                                                   owner and preferably someone
                                                   who has had experience with a
                                                   deaf animal before.
                                                     Her yard would have to be
                                                   very secure and and she would
                                                   need physical and mental
                                                   stimulation.
                                                     Obviously the need for some-
                                                   one with experience is import-
                                                   ant as a deaf dog can’t be
                                                   called or taught like a hearing
                                                   dog — but they can still bring
                                                   owners much joy.
                                                     If you feel that you could
                                                   offer Casey the dedicated
                                                   home she deserves, please
                                                   visit her at the Devonport
                                                   Dogs’ Home behind the
                                                   Spreyton racecourse.
                                                     There are other dogs avail-
                                                   able for adoption as well.
                                                     These include, Kent a blue
                                                   heeler cross, Suzie a rotty
                                                   cross, Jodie a staffy cross,
                                                   Shane a German shepherd                   Casey is the dog of the month, she is an 18-month-old blue heeler.
                                                   cross, Rusty a medium-size
                                                   cross breed, Tahnee a                     Tyson a German shepherd time with any of the dogs, please
                                                   medium-size terrier cross,                cross.                              contact the Devonport Dogs’ Home
                                                   Toni a cross-breed puppy,                 ■ If you are interested in spending on 6427 2178 or drop in for a visit.


                                                   Poet’s corner
                                                     A message to Jack                       Forever Friends                              My Apple Tree
                                                     from a happy poet                       On this earth for 50 years.            I pruned my tree in winter,
                                                                                             Then along came ‘‘Tash’’ my sweet      As it was ragged and all forlorn,
                                                   What beauty the colourful birds may                                              Now when I look out my window,
                                                                                             baby girl.
                                                   be, I visit lands afar beyond bright                                             It’s much neater now it’s shorn,
                                                   stars,                                    So much happiness, you gave to me.
                                                                                             So much fun, as we walked and          During the midst of the colder days,
                                                   And I find a lighthouse standing still    laughed along the way.                 It gathers a mantle of snow,
                                                   amidst calm seas, there is the                                                   And because I’ve cut the branches,
                                                                                             We were just a couple of clowns.
                                                   greenest grass I ever do see,                                                    back. It seems happier and all aglow,
                                                                                             Our friendship withstood the test of
                                                   Surely this untouched land is God’s       time.                                  The start of spring when buds appear,
                                                   Eden for me,                                                                     My tree is bedecked in glorious,
                                                                                             On a scale of one to 10, you will      green, I do declare when I look up,
                                                   The blue sky is clearly heavenly nest     always be 10.                          It has the biggest smile I’ve seen,
                                                   and upon sandy shores a row boat          I’m privileged to be your nanna and
                                                                                                                                    As the growing leaves unfurl,
                                                   invites me as a guest,                    your friend.
                                                                                                                                    And the infant fruit do sprout,
                                                   Yet, if I could leave home to touch the               — DAWN O’CALLAGHAN         I give my tree plenty of water,
                                                   sand in my hand and sit upon waves                                               To counteract the drought,
                                                   comforting cold rocks,
                                                                                                Poetry wanted                       In summer my tree is in full bloom,
                                                                                                                                    With delicious apples galore,
                                                   Then I would breath in the sweetest
                                                                                                                                    I grab some buckets to pick the fruit,
                                                   fresh air and bath day by so fair,
                                                                                                                                    Before they fall on the floor,
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                                                                                                                                    So I get my saw from my garden
                                                   God’s own country, so forever               or post to Poet’s Corner, Devon-     shed,
                                                   amaze.                                      port Times, PO Box 259, Devon-       And I start all over again.
                                                                                               port, Tasmania, 7310.
                                                                     — PAMELA BUDD                                                                   — FRED P. PLACE
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                Marjorie’s
               homely hints
                                                                Wattle Day boon for students
                                                                EVENT
                                                                National Wattle Day

                               Marjorie                           AS PART of National
                                                                Wattle Day on September 1
                               Bligh                            the Australian Plant Society
                                                                North-West group presented
                                                                a book on Tasmanian plants
                                                                to the Latrobe High School.
                         Hair washing:                            Committee member Riitta
                                                                Boevnik, said the plant so-
      Before you commence washing your hair place a             ciety has a tradition of do-
      piece of steel wool in the plug hole and it will catch    nating a book to commem-
      all the loose hair.                                       orate Wattle Day and this
                         Fringe cutting:                        year chose the Latrobe High
                                                                School library.
      When cutting a fringe put sticky tape across the
                                                                  ‘‘The plant society aims to
      forehead and cut on the edge. Result will be a
                                                                promote growing Aust-
      straight fringe.
                                                                ralian native plants,’’ Riitta
                          Salt shaker:                          said.
      Keep rice in shaker to keep salt dry, or a dried pea,       ‘‘By donating the book we
      orange or lemon pip.                                      are encouraging children to
                                                                learn about Tasmanian
                          Brittle nails:
                                                                plants.’’
      Nails that are brittle should be soaked every two           Ritta said there were more
      days, until they come right, in the following mixture.    than 900 species of wattle
      A small bottle of olive oil, a pinch of boric acid, 1⁄2   and many of these species        Latrobe High School library monitors Melissa Mathews (left) and Andrea Walker with Australian
      teaspoon vinegar and 10 drops of lemon juice.             make excellent garden            Plant Society member Riitta Boevnik, prepare for National Wattle Day on September 1.
                     Torn page in a book:                       plants.
                                                                  The golden wattle (Acacia      blackwood,’’ she said.          spring.                          of flowering wattle.
      Place page on wax paper. Smear paste on torn
                                                                pycnantha) is the floral em-       ‘‘With careful planning it      The first Wattle Day was        The North-West group of
      edges and bring them together. Then rub a strip of
                                                                blem of the Commonwealth         is possible to have flowering   held in 1910 but was not         the Australian Plant Society
      white tissue paper into the paste the length of the
                                                                of Australia.                    wattles in the garden every     formally proclaimed until        meets at 7.30pm on the third
      tear. Place wax paper on top, weigh down until dry,
                                                                  ‘‘Wattles range from           month of the year.’’            1988. In the past, schools       Tuesday of every month at
      then tear of excess tissue. Much better than
                                                                ground cover varieties to          National Wattle Day co-       organised wattle activities      the Devonport Library.
      cellulose tape.
                                                                large trees, such as the         incides with the first day of   and everyone wore a sprig                      — EMMA HOPE




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                                                                              Jazz festival best yet                                                                            Careers expo
                                                                                                                                                                                SIX Devonport schools attended
                                                                                                                                                                                the Workplace Solutions Careers
                                                                                                                                                                                Expo at the Burnie Civic Centre in
                                                                                                                                                                                August.
                                                                                                                                                                                About 53 businesses participated
                                                                              EVENT                                                                                             in the exhibition, with more than
                                                                              Devonport Jazz Festival                                                                           3000 students turning out.
                                                                                                                                                                                MST Workplace Solutions CEO
                                                                                THE fifth annual                                                                                Ross Cameron, said it was
                                                                              Devonport Jazz Festival                                                                           important that students had
  Primary school pupils taking part in this year’s MS                         was the most successful so                                                                        access to quality career
  Readathon are (front, from left) Charlotte                                  far and will continue to go                                                                       information.
  Campbell (Devonport), Rebekah Elkhair (St                                   from strength to strength,                                                                        Students were given the
  Brendan-Shaw College), Zachary Bannon                                       according to event                                                                                challenge of investigating which
  (Hillcrest), Meghan Sharman and Hollie Sharman                                                                                                                                occupation would be their
  (Wesley Vale), Zahra Ebrahimi (Nixon Street) and                            coordinator Elsa Kat.
                                                                                The four-day festival
                                                                                                                                                                                favourite, and representatives
  Jordan McClymont (Wesley Vale).                                                                                                                                               from the Australian Technical
                                                                              included a varied program                                                                         College, TAFE Tasmania and the
                                                                              with many sold out                                                                                University of Tasmania were also
  Bookworms devour                                                            performances.
                                                                                A total of 28 events took
                                                                                                                                                                                there to answer questions.

  stories to help others                                                      place at 17 different venues,
                                                                              with about 300 performers
                                                                                                               Dancers enjoy a out night at the Devonport Jazz Festival.
                                                                                                                                                                                Adult learning
                                                                              including local, national        wowed his audiences with         performers participating.       DEVONPORT is gearing up for
                                                                              and international                his astonishing flair for          ‘‘I think we have shown       Adult Learners’ Week, which will
  NORTH-WEST Coast school students enthusiastically                                                                                                                             be held from September 1 to 8.
                                                                              musicians. Festival              improvisation.                   that this festival is much
  supported this year’s MS Readathon with one third
  State’s participants coming from the Coast.                                 highlights included some           ‘‘The good humour and          more than just jazz,’’ Elsa     Education Minister David Bartlett
  Seven Devonport students collectively read 939 books                        Australia’s best jazz            talent of Brazilian              said.                           urged residents to get involved.
  over a five-week period and raised $771.                                    musicians.                       drummer Carlos Ferreira            ‘‘It encompassed gospel       ‘‘Every day of the week is packed
  Devonport Primary School pupil Charlotte Campbell was                         Elsa said seeing the           had the audience on their                                        with activities that encourages
                                                                                                                                                song, swing dancing, tap        people to try something new,
  ranked third in the State after she read 346 books.                         ‘‘Father of Australian           feet.’’                          dancing, drumming and art
  Nixon Street Primary had the seventh highest number of                      Jazz’’, pianist Graeme Bell,       Elsa said combining jazz                                       which is what Adult Learners’
                                                                                                                                                as well as a whole range of     Week is all about,’’ he said.
  school participants nationally.                                             in action as special guest       with food was again a
  State manager for the MS Readathon Lee Cowen praised                                                                                          music from traditional jazz     Devonport Online Access Centre
                                                                              with Allan Browne’s              popular move with many           to jazz mixed with funk,
  the efforts of North-West students.                                         Australian Jazz Band was a       venue owners saying they                                         will run events during the week to
  ‘‘Tasmania is really lucky to enjoy the support of our                                                                                        blues and latin.’’              educate people about how to use
                                                                              memorable moment.                could have filled their
  schools and communities, particularly in the North-                                                                                             Elsa said free workshops      computers and the internet.
                                                                                ‘‘The huge talent of this      venues three times over.
  West,’’ she said.                                                                                                                             were held that gave people      The centre’s training officer Kylie
  About 4700 students registered from Tasmania and they                       92-year-old musician was a         Father and daughter Clem                                       Bosworth, said people really
                                                                              privilege to witness, his        and Kate Meehan packed           new skills and involved all
  read about 57,100 books, which raised $176,988 for                                                                                            ages and experience levels.     enjoyed the activities last year.
  people with multiple sclerosis.                                             enthusiasm about jazz and        out the Edgewater, while                                         For more information call
  MS is greater in Tasmania than in any other state or                        about life was an                Hobart band Harlem                 The festival appealed to
                                                                                                                                                                                6424 9413.
  territory, with about 120 people out of 100,000 being                       inspiration,’’ Elsa said.        Lounge had Molly Malone’s        locals and visitors alike
                                                                                                                                                and everyone could find         Meanwhile, the Devonport
  diagnosed each year.                                                          ‘‘Jazz vocalist Marie          pumping.                                                         Community House will host a
                                                                              Wilson starred at the Jazz         The Jazz M.A.D event           something to enjoy as           Healthy Budget Cooking class on
                                                                              and Dine dinner, while           (musicians, artists and          many concerts were free or      September 5.
                          ANZ Devonport Golf Club                             world-recognised                 dancers) was successful          reasonably priced.              For more information call
                          PLAY A BETTER COURSE
                                                                              saxophonist Jamie Oehlers        with more than 150                               — EMMA HOPE     6424 7060.

                          “Woodrising"
                          66 Woodrising Avenue
                                                                              Reminiscing about the old school days
                          Spreyton Tas 7310
                          Ph/Fax: 03 6427 2381                                                                            George’s Home).                               The cricket and basketball courts
                                                                                                                            Bill recalled the present school in       were mainly constructed by the
         New members welcome                                                                                              Bradshaw Street was built by the            senior boys.
                                                                                                Marie
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                                                                                                                          Jones’ of Wynyard.                            The filling was carted by horse and
       www.devonportgolfclub.org.au                                                                                         The bricks were transported by rail       cart from gravel pits at Melrose.
                                                                                                McCulloch                 and then loaded onto a horse and
                                                                                                                          dray.
                                                                                                                                                                        Bill remembered his music teacher,
                                                                                                                                                                      Miss Bella Skirving, who would
                                                                                                                            The present site once contained clay      approach each pupil with a tuning
                                                                                                                          pits, which were managed by the             fork.
                                                                                                                          Purdy brothers for the purpose of             They were then required to sing the
                                                                                IN 2004 the Latrobe Primary School        making clay bricks.                         correct note.
                                                                              Mothers’ Club celebrated its golden           Further down in the Bradshaw,               Bill never succeeded and was
                                                                              anniversary.                                Lewis, Thomas street area was the           subsequently sent to the vegetable
                                                                                As part of this celebration I was         local rubbish tip.                          garden.
                                                                              privileged to visit Bill Harkness and         The school toilets were separate            Another incident was when he had
                                                                              Laurie Rawson (both in their late 80’s      from the main building and the              been chosen in a football team to
                                                                              and now deceased) and record these          ‘‘nightman’’ would call several times       travel to Western Australia (this is in
                                                                              memories.                                   a week.                                     the late 1920’s).
                                                       4049682                  Laurie commenced school at the age          There was a trapdoor at the back to         Unfortunately, he was involved in a
                                                                              of 41⁄2 at the original school which was    allow access for the pans to be             playground fight and dropped from
                                                                              where the hall and Council Chambers         removed and emptied.                        the team.
                                                                              are today.                                    The older boys were required to             Devonport High School opened and
                                                                                The flooring was basic                    carry out many jobs.                        to qualify for admission children had
                Specialising in                                               weatherboard and always very dusty
                                                                              and dirty.
                                                                                                                            Each classroom had a fireplace.
                                                                                                                            The boys cut the sticks, stacked the
                                                                                                                                                                      to pass a merit exam.
                                                                                                                                                                        Bill failed this and opted to take to
                    Steel tubular fences & gates                                In the interim of 1924-1925, the          wood and set the fires.                     the work force.
         ●   Plastic coating      ●  General wire work                        transition of pupils to the new school        They also cut the grass and                 His working life included 40 years
         ●   Recoating            ●  Powder coating                           was gradual.                                maintained the flower and vegetable         with Wells and Son, at Latrobe.
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                                                                                The lower classes moved to the new        garden.                                       Along with his father, brother and
       Need some advice - give us a call at                                   site while other pupils attended              It was always a competition to see        daughter, they notched up more than
      286 Mersey Main Road, Spreyton, Tas 7310                                classes in the Drill Hall and               which boy could have the potato plant       135 years service with this local
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  Rev. Gibbs will return
                                        This took some time and it
                                      was only last year that the
                                                                                                                                      34 Forbes Street, Devonport
                                      two were combined                                                                       P.O. Box 772, Devonport, Tas., 7310
                      Peter           successfully.                                                                                    Telephone (03) 6424 4109
                                        As Brian said, the two were
                      Lyons           vital communities with their
                                      own individuality, and it took
                                                                                                                                             Fax (03) 6423 5375

                                      considerable acceptance by
                                      parishioners to accept the                                            Senior Basketball Roster - Monday Nights
                                      merger.

    REVEREND Brian Gibbs,
                                        He is pleased that they are                                       Junior Basketball Rosters - Thurs./Friday Nights
                                      now working as one.
  Rector of St John’s Anglican          And he is particularly
  Parish for the past five years,     happy that he achieved his
                                                                                                           NWBU Roster Games - Tuesday/Friday Nights
  has moved to New South              aim of not making it a ‘‘Brian
  Wales — but has vowed to
  return to the city that he has
                                      Gibbs show’’.                                                              Squash Pennant -Tuesday Nights
                                        ‘‘The ownership of the
  come to love.
    Brian and his wife,
                                      parish is vested, as it should
                                      be, in the people,’’ he said.
                                                                              Rev. Brian Gibbs                 Racquetball Pennant - Monday Nights
  Margaret, bought a 10-acre
                                        As he was also in charge of    advice if it is asked for.
  house and property at
                                      the two smaller parishes at        ‘‘I feel that this would be an
                                                                                                                      Judo - Monday Nights
  Aberdeen in idyllic
                                      Don and Spreyton, it was a       attractive parish for the
  surroundings.
    And that is where they are
                                      pretty onerous task until the    incoming rector,’’ he said.             Senior Table Tennis - Monday Nights
                                      Rev. Stephen Howard was            ‘‘Devonport Anglican
  going to retire?
    ‘‘Why would anyone ever
                                      appointed 12 months ago as
                                      part-time curate to ease the
                                                                       parishioners have a good                  Aikido - Monday/Thursday Nights
  leave such a lovely place as                                         sense of identity and a superb
                                      workload.                        lay ministry potential and
  Devonport?’’ was Brian’s
  answer when asked why he              Brian said the church in       they are working hard to               Badminton Roster - Wednesday Nights
  intended to eventually retire       this area is now in a fairly     ensure the wellbeing of the
  here.                               strong position. An average      parish.’’                          Ladies Social Badminton - Tuesday/Thursdays
    He and Margaret have              of 80 worshippers attend St        Brian was a late starter as
                                      John’s weekly and more than
  moved to the NSW town of
                                      100 for major services.
                                                                       an Anglican minister, having
                                                                       been a teacher until 12 years
                                                                                                          Ladies Social Basketball - Tuesday Afternoons
  Muswellbrook, again
  answering the call of the             St Paul’s has between 40 and   ago. He joined the priesthood
  bishop of the Newcastle             50 on a regular basis and        perhaps through the                       Realm of Gaming - Friday Nights
  diocese.                            about 25 at the two smaller      influence of his father-in-law,
    He came here five years ago,      centres.                         who was, himself, an                             Gymnastics - Daily
  at the call of the bishop of          St John’s also has between     Anglican priest.
                                      30 and 60 attending its            He said it is usual for
  Tasmania, not only to
  administer St John’s, but also      regular ‘‘pizza fellowship’’     rectors to be appointed for at
                                                                                                                         Playhouse - Daily
  to combine it with the East         social functions.                least five years and
  Devonport parish of St Paul’s,
  which, at the time, was
                                        He has no intention of being
                                      part of the process of
                                                                       sometimes more.
                                                                         He is due for retirement in
                                                                                                            Also available Weight Gym and Sauna
  having a financial struggle.        selecting his successor, as he   10 years and he and Margaret
    He undertook the work             feels that would be most         have no doubts that they will
  under the direction and             improper.                        then return to their haven in
  supervision of the bishop.            But, he is prepared to offer   Devonport.                                   ● Basketball
                                                                                                              Senior Basketball Roster
  Roland School pupils in 1926                                                                               commences 4th September


                                                                                                                   ● Basketball
                                                                                                             Australian National U/14
                                                                                                            Championships Grand Final
                                                                                                                 23rd September


                                                                                                                    ● Squash
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                                                                                                             Squash Championships
                                                                                                          28th September - 8th October


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  Pupils of Roland School pose for a photograph in 1926. This picture belongs to Devonport resident
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  Sweet memories of the school shop
                                       Now the school shop was not
                                     actually at school. It was a
                                     privately owned mixed
                   Jim               business that had been
                                     established near most schools,
                   Ritchie           to take advantage of the
                                     enormous profits to be made
                                     from kids, like me, spending
                                     their sixpences.
                                      My first school was at the
                                     Devonport Central Primary
    A LONG, long time ago when       and our school shop was
  I was young — on days when I       Birkett’s Corner Store.
  was very fortunate, my dear         It was also the place where
  Mum would give me either a         the next-door Convent School
  three pence (3 cents, the          kids would go to spend their
  equivalent coin no longer          money.
  exists) or a sixpence (5 cents,
  they exist but I now save them      As a result at about 3p.m.
  to fill up a big bottle for the    every day Birkett’s was just a
  grandchildren to count).           moving mass of school children
                                     clamouring to spend their
   Mum would securely tie the        money.
  precious coin into a corner of
  my clean hanky where it would       The things you could buy
  burn a hole in my pocket           with sixpence back in those
                                     days would amaze the school          Columnist Jim Richie looks back on his school days when his ‘‘school shop’’ was Birkett’s Corner Store.
  waiting for me to ‘‘invest’’ it                                         Although converted into accommodation, the building has retained the Birkett name.
  with the local ‘‘school shop’’.    children of today.

   In those days, most school          Most would stand at the glass-     the school shop.                          of things that you can buy         owned school shop has well
  children would go home for         fronted counter selecting their                                                these days.                        and truly gone.
                                     choices from an array of lollies       At the time, Harringtons were
  their midday meal.                                                      the proprietors. High school                Oh no siree — they were well
                                     that defied imagination.                                                                                            Students do not need to depart
   There were less people, life                                           students would enjoy the                  and truly a good-sized square      the grounds and cross busy
                                       A ‘‘sixpence worth of mixed        banter with a wonderful shop              meal. Forget the sugar and the
  was a lot slower and homes                                                                                                                           streets to buy their lunches.
                                     lollies’’ would fill a white paper   owner in Mr Bruce Harrington.             fat content — who cared?
  were close by so it could be
                                     bag of sweets, which would just                                                                                    Perhaps it is a safer way of
  done.                                                                     People who run these stores              It was before the days of
                                     about choke an elephant.                                                                                          doing things but it is not half as
   The meal at lunchtime was                                              must possess a certain quality            dieticians and certainly before
                                      I now understand that Mr and        it seems.                                                                    fun or romantic as it once was.
  called dinner and the meal in                                                                                     costs got higher and sizes got
                                     Mrs Birkett were just the most
  the evening was called tea.                                               To be able to put up with a             smaller.                            One has to spend a number of
                                     patient shop owners you could
   Lunchtime was when we             ever imagine and would allow         throng of bustling young                    Another general store            dollars to purchase what I did
  broke in the mornings for          a small person plenty of time to     humanity at lunchtimes and                situated opposite the high         with my sixpence tied up in the
  recess and some would have         make their selections.               after school must have been a             school in Best Street, which       corner of my hanky.
  brought a snack to eat.                                                 trying experience.                        later became a take-a-way food
                                       When I left the primary                                                                                          The owners of these now long-
   However, when I went home         school and started life as a          Times were changing as my                store, and now exists as a fruit
                                                                                                                                                       gone establishments were a
  at dinnertime Mum would            secondary student at                 childhood progressed from                 and vegetable shop, was also
                                                                                                                                                       part of life in my school days.
  sometimes tie the coin into my     Devonport High, the old corner       going home at dinnertime to               frequented by students at
  hanky to be able to spend at the   store my family had used when        buying lunch.                             lunchtime and after school.         They and their families
  school shop when school ‘‘got      we lived in our fibro-clad            School students these days, I              The proprietors of that shop     remained friends long after
  out’’.                             William Street home, became          understand, are not permitted             made the unfortunate decision      school days had finished. It was
                                                                              to leave the grounds until            to have shelves of canned and      a different time and I am not all
                                                                              school ends for the day.              packaged goods on the open         that certain that the current
                                                                                                                    wall of the store opposite the     days are any better.
                                                                                       Schools provide a
                                                                                     canteen where students         counter.
                                                                                                                                                        What I am certain of is that
                                                                                     are able to purchase            I would like 10 cents for every   the privately owned school
                                                                                     ‘‘healthy’’ items for lunch.   dollar’s worth of those goods      shops have gone.
                                                                                      However, in my day there      which left that shop without
                                                                                                                    being paid for.                      In the case of the Devonport
                                                                                     would be a rush for the                                           Central Primary School, the
                                                                                     school shop when the            Students were constantly          building that was once the
                                                                                     midday bell rung.              being warned that there would
                                                                                                                                                       school shop still exists to
                                                                                      A pie or a pastie was the     be a ‘‘crackdown’’ on the well-
                                                                                                                                                       remind me of some pleasant
                                                                                     order of the day and if you    known practice that was going
                                                                                                                                                       times. The current owner has
                                                                                     wanted a dollop of tomato      on. But, in the throng that
                                                                                                                    surged and moved in the rush       converted it to accommodation,
                                                                                     sauce with it, well, that                                         retained the Birkett name and
                                                                                     was extra.                     hour that was lunchtime, it
                                                                                                                    was very difficult to police.      that is as it should be.
                                                                                       With a shilling (10 cents)
                                                                                                                      I should add, and rather          Some things should never
                                                                                     one could satisfy hunger
                                                                                                                    quickly at this point, I           change.
                                                                                     pains by purchasing a pie
                                                                                     or pastie, perhaps a           preferred to take my custom to
                                                                                                                                                         However, I think my
                                                                                     chocolate-covered bar and      the other store on the corner of
                                                                                                                                                       grandchildren would probably
                                                                                     a bottle of cordial (soft      William and Best streets that
                                                                                                                    was Mr Harrington’s in my          think poppy was being a bit
                                                                                     drink to the young of                                             silly if I tried to tie a 5 cent coin
                                                                                     today).                        time at the high school
                                                                                                                                                       into the corner of their hankies
                                                                                      I also must tell you that      In other eras it was Overton’s    and told them they could buy a
                                                                                     the pies, pasties, bars and    and later Page’s store.            bag of mixed lollies or an ice-
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                                                                                     cordial were not the wimps      The days of the privately         cream after school.
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                                                                                                                          won last month’s Where Is It?
                                                                                                                          Last month’s answer was the Vertex
    THIS month Budd shares a story by                                                                                     sculpture in Devonport.
  Ulverstone Anglers Club and author of the club                                                                          Good luck to all who tackle this
  book, Centenary of Angling Culture 1905-2005                 ANSWER: Last month’s answer, the Vertex.                   month’s question.                       QUESTION: Do you know where this is?
  Les Monson:
    Les has fished most of life and is famous for
  his expertise in fishin’ the grasshopper to the
  brown trout.
    So Les’s story goes like this.
    It was one October day when the river Leven
  had cleared and dropped to a level that was
  comfortable to fish.
    The day was sunny, no wind, the fish were
  active and feeding their faces.
    With a can of worms Les Himself enters into
  the bottom of a long riffle.
    In about an hour Les has landed six breac
  donn (Irish name for brown trout).
    It was about that time a young lad wandered                Marconi centenary organiser Keith Winkler tries
  down and proceeded to cast a heavy line into a               out a pre-World War 1 transmitter.
  deep pool.
    It was only a short time and the lad had
  snagged and tangled his line.                                City’s telegram centenary
    In that time Les Himself landed another two                LAST month Devonport celebrated 100 years since the
  trout.                                                       city sent out the first telegram across water in
                                                               Australia.
    So with that the lad came up to Les and asks:              The Marconi trial saw the telegram wired across the
  ‘‘Mister, How do you catch those fish?’’                     Bass Straight on July 12, 1906, from East Devonport.
    On being shown how to cast a worm into a                   This was re-enacted for the centenary.
  shallow pool by Les, who then proceeds to land               Devonport historian Faye Gardam updated reprints of
  another nice trout, the lad says: ‘‘Wait here will           the souvenir documents for the centenary celebrations.
  you Mister?’’ and runs across the paddock.                   Previously, only battle ships had used wireless
                                                               telegraphy in Australian waters. The trial itself, between
    Soon he returns with a can of worms and the                the Marconi Wireless Telegraphy Company and the
  family fishin’ rod and reel.                                 Springs Cricket Ground in Victoria, was short-lived due
    The lad walked into the riffle beside Les in               to a lack of funding from the Australian Government.
  trousers and sandshoes, so not to be feelin’ the
  cold water in that month of October.
                                                                DEVONPORTS SCRAPBOOKING
    In the next half hour the lad extracts a nice
  trout. Les said the lad was so cold and pleased
                                                                       PARADISE
  to leave the river.                                            THIS ‘N’ THAT SCRAP ‘N’ CARD
    So with a ‘‘thanks Mister we will have trout
  for dinner’’ the lad was off, a smile reachin’                                                           NE
  from ear to ear, off across the paddock, headin’                                                        SHOW
  for home.                                                                                                   P!
    Wet through, fish in each hand, as fast as he
  could run.
    Les reckons he is still fishin’ to this day.


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  The Robinson Collection                                                                                                      25 years ago
                                                                                                                               ■ Penguin dancer Allison
                                                                                                                               Clarke dominated the
                                                                                                                               Devonport Eisteddfod. She
                                                                                                                               won the classical solo, 10 and
                                                                                                                               under 13 years class, and the
                                                                                                                               modern ballet or jazz solo, 10
                                                                                                                               and under 12 class.
                                                                                                                               ■ A funeral was held in
                                                                                                                               Devonport on September 8,
                                                                                                                               for Dame Enid Lyons. She
                                                                                                                               was the wife of former Prime
                                                                                                                               Minister Joseph Lyons and
                                                                                                                               taught at a Burnie school
                                                                                                                               before entering politics her-
                                                                R1654.4                                              R1654.3   self.
                                                                                                                               ■ An East Devonport family
                                                                                                                               shared in a Tattslotto div-
                                                                                                                               ision one prize of $1,546,073.
                                                                                                                               Mrs Laurel Hutton and her
                                                                                                                               two children were among 20
                                                                                                                               in Australia to win.
      Do you recognise                                                                                                         ■ Devonport woman
                                                                                                                               Carolyn Knutson was one of
          anyone?                                                                                                              only two Tasmanian women
                                                                                                                               selected in the Australian
                                                                                                                               squad for the 1985 world
  THESE historic Devonport                                                                                                     volleyball titles. The
  photographs are part of the                                                                                                  21-member squad took part
  Robinson Collection.                                                                                                         in a demanding training pro-
  They were taken about 70                                                                                                     gramme during the four
  years ago and depict residents                                                         R1606.1                               years leading up to the titles.
  from Devonport and sur-                                                                                                      ■ Devonport alderman
  rounds.                                                                                                                      Walter Crispin claimed a
                                                                                                                               city council move was block-
  ■ R1606.1: Scouts, 1941.                                                                                                     ing him from nominating as
  ■ R1680: Kindred Football                                                                                                    a mayoral candidate. He said
                                                                                                                      R1636    candidates had been advised
  Team, 1930.
                                                                                                                               they’d have to pay rates in
  ■ R1636: Findlays Window,                                                                                                    full before nominations
  Devonport, 1938.                                                                                                             could be accepted.
  ■ R1607.2: Father Dowling,                                                                                                   ■ After a routine check the
  1937                                                                                                                         Health Department found
  ■ R1654.4: Burnie Sports,                                                                                                    traces of salmonella in a
  1949.                                                                                                                        shipment of South African
  ■ R1654.3: Burnie Sport,                                                                                                     yeast delivered to Devon-
  1949.                                                                                                                        port. Residents were advised
                                                                                                                               to refrain from using the
                                                                                                                               product after it was sold
                                                                                                                               around the city.
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  Love still in the air for Aaron                                                                                                                     The Best Colour Matching
                                   received numerous                 His main role at                   12, and it was there that                         Service in Town
                                   enquiries regarding his          Williamstown is to                  they began their
                    Peter          progress.
                                     We can happily report
                                                                    coordinate and conduct the
                                                                    post-graduate training
                                                                                                        relationship.
                                                                                                          This relationship had to
                    Lyons          that Aaron has done
                                   extremely well and is now
                                                                    schedule for his unit.
                                                                     Aaron is married to wife
                                                                                                        be long distance in the
                                                                                                        early part as he was at the
                                   Flight Lieutenant Stott,         Emma, whose maiden                  academy and Emma was
                                   currently an Air Defence         name is Trimper.                    completing her Bachelor of
                                   instructor at the                 Emma’s family lived in             Arts (Criminology) degree
                                   Surveillance and Control         the Ulverstone/Devonport            in Hobart.
                                   Training Unit based at the       region.                               After university Emma
    SEVEN years ago young          Williamstown RAAF Air             Emma is currently the              moved to Newcastle to be
  Devonport boy, Aaron             Base in New South Wales.         coordinator of the Hunter           with Aaron. Still studying,
  Stott, took a major step on        He graduated from the          Children’s Court                    she is completing her
  his career path when he
  was accepted into the Royal
                                   Canberra academy with a
                                   Bachelor of Science degree,
                                                                    Assistance Scheme across
                                                                    the Hunter (NSW) region,
                                                                                                        Master of Social Science
                                                                                                        (Criminology) specialising
                                                                                                                                                           2 Tradesmen in Store
  Australian Air Force at the      following which he was           working with young                  in Juvenile Justice while                     ● Auto paints         ● Marine coatings
  Australian Defence Force
  Academy in Canberra.
                                   posted to Williamstown in        offenders in the children’s         still working.                                ● Industrial paints   ● Car care products
                                   2002 as an Air Defence           courts.                               Obviously a romantic,                       ● Timber coatings     ● Rare Spares agent
    It was a tremendous            student.                          She also does                      Aaron says he has no
  honour as the academy              He had a further posting       presentations about crime           trouble remembering their
  normally accepts only 10         to Williamstown as an Air        and legal issues.                   wedding anniversary,
  inductees a year.                Defence Officer (fighter          Aaron recalled that he             August 31 — as that was the
    The Devonport Times            controller) and at the start     and Emma went to St                 day they had their first
  featured Aaron on the front      of this year became an           Brendan’s Shaw College,             date when they were still at
  cover and since then we          instructor.                      she in Year 11 and he Year          school.



  The true heroes, heroines                                                      Have you got a story to tell?
                                                                                                                                                          Cnr of Steele & William St
                                                                                 THE Devonport Times crew is always on the look out for                           Devonport
                                          I was there, I saw them.               a story. If you have a story to tell or know someone who
                                                                                 does, please give us a call on 64407475. Devonport Times
                                                                                                                                                               Ph. 6424 2311
                                            I saw the bombs leave the planes
                                                                                 reporters Eliza Grey and Tracy Papiccio can follow through                          Authorised
                     Gordon               and lazily fall to earth, a stick of




                                                                                                                                                                                                             4089505 LM
                                                                                 on your suggestion but informing them is the key. Send                              Stockists of
                                          bombs were way off target, hit the
                                                                                 your story ideas to devtimes@theadvocate.com.au or mail
                                          river embankment and wharf
                     Saunders             buildings, killed a small boy fish-
                                          ing, but the rest of the bombs
                                                                                 PO Box 259, Devonport, Tasmania, 7310.

                                          were on target — the factory.
                                            In the factory canteen, workers
                                          were siting down to a meal, when
                                          all hell broke loose.
    IN THIS day and age the media,
  of whatever form, freely use the          Even the air raid siren wasn’t
  word ‘‘heroes’’ to signify a good       heard amid the noise of ex-
  footballer or a great sportsman or      plosions as the bombs rained
  woman.                                  down.
                                            The people ran for the exits,                                                                                 Specializing in:
    While we must agree that we,
                                          some who ran too late for the air
  the people, do live on memories,                                                                                                                          • Comprehensive eye
                                          raid shelters were machine-
  and I am no exception, I must tell
                                          gunned down. In general there                                                                                       examinations
  you about the real heroes and
                                          was no real panic.
  heroines and the deeds they per-
  formed long ago and far away.             The next morning when day-                                                                                      • The latest fashion frames
                                          light could reveal the vast damage                                                                                • Thin & lightweight lenses
    A story comes to mind in a place
                                          done, those brave men of the
  far away from Tasmania, across                                                                                                                            • Contact lenses
                                          Bomb Disposal Squad came to
  the seas to the mother country.
                                          defuse the many time bombs that                                                                                   • Sunglasses
    In a town in England there was        were surrounding the factory —
  a factory, near the English Chan-       they were the heroes.
  nel.                                      They asked for volunteers to
    The men and women that                come to work, to supply hot tea
  worked there produced bearings
  for aircraft and army tanks, roller
                                          and sandwiches for them.                                                                                        WE DON’T JUST EXAMINE
                                            That young woman who I told
  bearings, ball bearings etc.            you worked in the canteen, was                                                                                  YOUR EYES, WE OPTOMEYES
    It was war time you see — about       one who agreed to go back into
  1941.                                   that place of blood and gore to                                                                                 YOUR VISION
    There was a young woman who           provide for the Bomb Squad.
  worked in the factory canteen, a          When it was all done next day,
  place which could seat 500              and the severed hand with the
                                                                                                                                                          31 Rooke Street, Devonport     -   6423   1166
  workers for meals.                      engagement ring on the finger,
    The whole of Europe was occu-         and all the other dead were gath-                                                                               42 Wilmot Street, Burnie       -   6432   3888
  pied by the invaders, bombings          ered together, all the heroes and                                                                               33 Falmouth Street, Somerset   -   6435   2188
  were a nightly hazard for war-          heroines returned to do what they                                                                               67 George Street, Launceston   -   6431   1755
  torn England, and it wasn’t long        could.                                                                                                          Penguin                        -   6437   2508
  before the enemy found the site of        That young woman in the can-
  the factory.                                                                                                                                            Wynyard                        -   6442   4440
                                          teen became my wife.
    And one cloudy day, several             She was among the many real                                                                                   Queenstown                     -   6471   1651
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  bombers came out of the clouds —        heroes.                                                                                                         Strahan                        -   6471   7152
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  Attending the Devonport Jazz Festival are (from left)          At the Devonport Apex Club’s 57th annual dinner are,         Enjoying a night out at the Devonport Football Club’s
  Jeremy Saunders, of East Devonport, James Bryant, of           (from left) Mark Rockliff (incoming president), and his      125th anniversary are (back, from left) Phil, Jack and Don
  Port Sorell, Toby Bean, of Port Sorell, Lewis Elliott, of      wife, Carina, with Alanna Morris and her husband, Travis     Crawford, of Melbourne, (front, from left) Guy and Julie
  East Devonport, Izaak Perkins, of Port Sorell and Jacob        (outgoing president).                                        Scott, of Don, and Phyllis Crawford, of Melbourne.
  Zender, of Hawley.




                                                      Will Rowlands plays a solo during the Youth Music Tasmania presentation at
                                                      the Devonport Jazz Festival.
  At the Devonport Jazz and Dine event are
  Snezana and Nenad Alempijevic, of
  Launceston.

                                                                                                                                         Eva Cornelisse, of Turners Beach, performs in
                                                                                                                                         the novice tap dance solo under 13 years
                                                                                                                                         section at the Devonport Eisteddfod.




  Attending the Devonport Regional Art Gallery        Also at the Devonport Regional Art Gallery for Tasmanian Living Writers Week,
  for Living Writers’ Week are (from left) Helen      are guest presenters (from left) poet Tim Thorne, literary editor of The
  and Dallas Williams, of Devonport, and Snow         Australian Murray Waldren, author Carmel Bird and feature writer with The Age
  Thomas, of Northdown.                               Martin Flanagan.




  At the Rotary Club of Devonport dinner are (from left) Bruce        Attending the Latrobe 125th anniversary dinner are (from left)     Tobi Brodel plays bass during the Youth Music
  and Gill Buxton and Dimity and Leigh Titmus, of Devonport.          Stephen French, Shane and Jamie Greenwood, all of Latrobe.         Tasmania presentation.

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  Enjoying Winterfest fun are (from left) Taylah Court,            Devonport High and Kingaroy State High School students,      Devonport High School’s Natalie Scully (centre), also
  Jessica Broomhall, and Emily Broomhall, all of Latrobe.          of Queensland, perform a concert together.                   performs with students from Kingaroy State High School.




                                                        Caitlyn Bramich, of East Devonport, has a look at the different pennants on
                                                        display at the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the 2nd Devonport St
                                                        Johns Scouts.
  Devonport and Kingaroy High students get
  into the groove at a combined concert.


                                                                                                                                           At the scouts 60th anniversary are members
                                                                                                                                           (from left) Andrew Arthur, assistant scout
                                                                                                                                           leader, Jackson Keep, scout, and Jayden
                                                                                                                                           Bramich, scout.




  Also at the scouts anniversary, are members           Having fun on the Hirdie Girdie (merry-go-round) are (from left) Dylan McCrae,
  (from left) John Wilson, scout, Ashley                patrol leader, Jerry Rockliff, patrol leader, Keiran Pennington, Sixer and
  Saunders, cub, Robert Muir, Sixer and Alex            Ashleigh Viney, scout.
  Muir, assistant patrol leader.

                                                                                                                                           Rees Harris (left), 12, of Devonport, and
           Photos                                                                                                                          Travis Viney, 6, of East Devonport, have a look
                                                                                                                                           through the collection of scout log books.
           wanted
      If you have any social
      photos for Devonport
      Times please feel free to
      send them in for publi-
      cation.
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      devtimes@theadvocate-
      .com.au or post them to
      Devonport Times, PO
      Box 259, Devonport,
      Tasmania, 7310.
      For more information           Ian and Kate Alston (back) and Johanna and Jesse            Also at the combined school concert       Peter Holloway (left), former St Johns Scout
      contact 6440 7475.             McCormack, all of Latrobe, get into the medieval groove     are Daniel Christoffersen (left) and      member, and current scout and group leader
                                     as part of the Winterfest events.                           Daniel Thompson.                          David Mason, at the anniversary celebrations.
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