Signs of the times

16/10/2018 // by admin

THE Nurom/Whim Historical Group has been slowly working towards marking sites of historical value.
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With much-appreciated support from Port Pirie Nyrstar smelter, the group has been able to put up five new signs, mostly on the old Crystal Brook run dating back to 1847 when it was first put out for lease as a pastoral grazing station.

Members have posted two former shepherd’s hut sites, the one on Frith Road with a well, the site of the Wandearah Head Station on Lower Broughton Road just over the Butlers Bridge on the River Broughton, and one marking the Three Chain Stock Route from Port Pirie to Redhill along Whim Road.

The last is a government well on the corner of Spencer Highway and Nurom Road that drew water for droving stock and to water wagon teams to and fro from Wandearah to Port Pirie.

On August 17, the group will host the Annual District Picnic at Whim Farm on Whim Road

followed by a bus tour of the district to see the signs, new and old.

HISTORY…Peter Frith, left, historical group pres-ident Laurence Stanley, Ian Seidel and Gordon Baker put up one of five new signs in the district, this one being Wandearah Head Station on Lower Broughton Road, just over Butlers Bridge.

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Gallery: Art Exhibition – Kangaroo Island artists at National Wine Centre 2014

16/10/2018 // by admin

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Gallery: Art Exhibition – Kangaroo Island artists at National Wine Centre 2014 SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Audrey Harnett with Feng and William Tang, buyers of Audrey’s complete ‘Elemental Reliquaries – Installation of Ten’. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Cath Cantlon, Dennis Harrison, Guila Tiver in front of Cath’s etched slate ‘Rock’. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Deb Sleeman’s wonderful sculptures. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Curator Fleur Peters. Photos: Dean Wiles

Curator Fleur Peters. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Jenny Clapson and Michele Lane discussing Jenny’s work ‘Bullocky Creek’. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Curator Fleur Peters discussing the exhibition with guest speaker Richard Hopkins. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Marianne and Richard Bell with Rose Ayliffe.. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

Deb Sleeman’s wonderful sculptures. Photos: Dean Wiles

SALA Exhibition 2014. Photos: Dean Wiles

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Wise spending: $5500 for new fridges

16/10/2018 // by admin

MEMBERS of the Y’s Men’s Club are helping the Flinders Lodge with new curtains and nine fridges after “generous” donations from Port Pirie businesses.
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“The donations have been overwhelming,” said member Peter Standen.

“It is an opportunity to make a difference.”

The club initially supplied small appliances to the Adelaide motel which is chiefly used as accommodation for families affected by cancer.

But, after discovering that instead of curtains, the lodge had just blankets pinned up over the windows, the club provided 18 rooms with new curtains via donations.

The club will close its fundraising appeal after the last nine fridges are bought.

The club itself has a personal connection with the lodge, as member Peter Bairstow and his wife Mary had previously stayed there when Mary was undergoing treatment for cancer.

The donations so far have totalled $5500.

Contributions have also come from the Y’s Men’s Clubs in Adelaide and Broken Hill.

The Greek community of Port Pirie raised enough money to buy a fridge for the project.

Once the donations have closed and the final fridges have been bought, the club will recognise major donors with certificates.

“Practically everyone was a major donor. Everyone came up with generous donations,” said Mr Standen.

GOOD WORK…Darryl Franklin, left, Allan Sedunary, Peter Bairstow and Peter Standen stand beside the fridges bound for the Adelaide motel.

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Red Cross on the airways

16/10/2018 // by admin

The Yass branch of the Australian Red Cross will celebrate its Centenary Dinner this Saturday, August 9. To promote this major milestone for such a valued organisation, Joy Cavenagh (pictured) visited Yassfm’s – ‘Yes Yass it’s Saturday’ program last Saturday and put Red Cross on the airwaves.
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The historical significance for Yass is that the Yass branch was inaugurated on August 17 1914, just four days after the Australian Red Cross was registered, making it the third oldest branch after Sydney and Newcastle.

Also worthy of mention is ‘Telecross’ – a Red Cross service for persons suddenly in need and if necessary, on a daily checklist.

The Centenary Dinner for this Saturday is 6.30 for a 7pm start at the Yass Soldiers Club, tickets available at Comur House. The guest speaker for the night is captain Bede Tongs OAM MM. To reserve a place at the Centenary Dinner phone Joy on 6226 6799 or Vicki on 6227 1226.

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