Archive for May, 2019

  • War nurse to blockie

    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    RED Cliffs’ Nellie Veir Scott’s life is to be showcased in a new Melbourne exhibition about the World War 1 soldier settler experience in Victoria.

    War nurse to blockie Nellie Scott pictured with her former husband and Red Cliffs soldier settler Frank Carey who died in 1939. Pictures: Courtesy Coral Carey

    A new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne features Red Cliffs woman Nellie Scott who signed up with the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1915, aged 25.

    TweetFacebookSoldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories opens at Old Treasury Building in Melbourne on November 9 and features records straight from Public Record Office Victoria’s archives, revealing stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience – particularly in Red Cliffs.

    Between 1918 and 1934, the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle about 11,000 returned soldiers on farming land across the state through government leases.

    From the exhibition’s original records, as well as first-hand video and photo accounts, visitors can discover how the scheme shaped the Victorian landscape as we know it today.

    Ms Scott’s daughter Coral Carey was interviewed by exhibition curator Kate Luciano who wanted to highlight the women who worked the land.

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  • Fun fashion fundraiserPhotos

    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    Fun fashion fundraiser | Photos Sue Schramm models an outfit from Target, Cooma.

    Mother and daughter, Holly and Skyla Rose model fashions from Target.

    2MNO presenter Juli Field with Carmen Henkel who won Best Dressed Lady.

    Claire Neumeyer and friends Marilyn Watson and Shirley Blyton.

    Betty Fletcher won Best Hat.

    Elain Schofield, Elaine Lonergan, Margaret Hassall and Kevin Dunne were there for the two course meal and the fashion parade to raise funds for 2MNO.

    Joan and John Holmes had fun at the fundraiser.

    2MNO presenter Quintin Phillips does a little turn on the catwalk.

    Rose Ricketson and Mikel Simic (Mikelangelo) won Best Dressed Couple.

    Jasmin Pascoe played her guitar and sang three songs for the crowd.

    Helen and Geoff Bowland strutted the catwalk like professional models.

    2MNO presenters David Price and Wendy Grayson.

    TweetFacebook Check out the fun and fashions on the catwalk at the Melbourne Cup luncheon.What: Rotary Melbourne Cup Luncheon fundraiser for community radio station 2MNO

    Where: Cooma Ex-Services Club Function Room

    When: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

  • ‘Can Grow Mo’ raffle fundraiser for Snowy River Men’s Shed.

    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    Jindabyne Bowling Club barman Darcy Kemp helps promote the “Can Grow Mo” with his moustache. Photo by Steve Cuff.Jindabyne Bowling Club has put their on twist on Movember, with their “Can Grow Mo” version raising money for the local Snowy River Men’s Shed.

    During November they promote the cause with a big sign in the entrance to the club, and cap it off with a huge raffle on Friday November 27 at the club. The evening is one of their biggest raffle nights of the year with a vast selection of prizes on offer.

    The Snowy River Men’s Shed have their headquarters near the Jindabyne airstrip and each Thursday their members get together to either work on their own projects at the shed, or to simply have a venue for the day to come and meet other people.

    At the shed they have various equipment to assist the men in building their own projects from woodwork to metal work, and funds raised in previous years from the “Can Grow Mo” fundraiser have helped assist with a new toilet block, upgrading of machinery and this year will help to line the inside of the shed.

    They have also been able to buy generators to power their equipment, as they off the grid in their location.

    For anyone wishing to join the men’s shed, they can contact secretary Shane Trengove on 0457 781 827 or just turn up on Thursday between 9.30-3.30. Take the turnoff to airstrip opposite the Department of Sport and Rec on the Barry Way and look for the airstrip entrance and the shed.

  • Local team competes in UGLY games

    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0


    TOUGH COMPETITION: The Moree Team at the UGLY Games.

    LOCAL fitness fanatics travelled toInverell to compete in the UGLYGames in support of theLeukaemia Foundation.

    About 32 athletes of all fitnesslevels from GTK CrossFit competedamong the 75 athletes on theday.

    GTK CrossFit co-owner andinstructor, Heidi Dell, said theteams included Inverell,Tamworth, Coffs Harbour andMoree.

    “There were two divisions RXand Scaled,” Dell said.

    “It was down to the last minuteand last rep in the grand finals forboth teams.

    “With eight teams in total competingfrom Moree it was an amazingeffort to take out winning positionsin both categories.

    “GTK CrossFit – orange in RX,Cougars and Cubs scaled and TwinHarts took second place in thescaled division grand final.”

    The competition was held toraise money for the LeukaemiaFoundation in conjunction withthe UGLY Bartender competitionheld state wide.

    Unique, Generous, Likeable,You is the acronym for the popularUGLY Bartender of the Year competition.

    “The UGLY Games was a greatday and we were happy to haveraised $5000 for the foundation,”Dell said.

    “The games havebecome an annual even for theInverell community.

    “The competition is a fun andfriendly event.

    “The calibre of CrossFit athletesin this area is improving out ofsight it’s very exciting.”

    GTK CrossFit is now lookingforward to the North West ThrowDown in Inverell on November 21.

    The competition will be the firstof six rounds over the period of sixmonths. GTK hopes to hold thesecond round in Moree.

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  • Leppington Sydney’s newest suburb to be home for 30,000

    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Response: 0

    Leppington land will be released for development in five stages. Work on supporting infrastructure begins next year. Photo: NSW government Leppington is currently home to about 2000 people but this is expected to grow to about 30,000 people. Construction of the first houses will start in about two years. Photo: NSW government

    Welcome to Sydney’s newest suburb.

    Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced on Wednesday plans to rezone enough land for nearly 30,000 new residents in Leppington, an area about 50 kilometres south-west of Sydney’s central business district.

    The area is currently sparsely populated and home to about 2000 people and semi-rural properties.

    But Mr Stokes said it was not fair to characterise the new land release as urban sprawl and   that the suburb  would be built around a range of supporting new infrastructure.

    “The fields around me will be transformed into new homes, new cycleways, new parks, a new primary school and a new independent K to 12 school,” he said.

    Mr Stokes said the new homes would be   a mix of low density apartments, freestanding homes  and especially terrace-style houses more  like Sydney’s inner-suburbs.

    “We can see that [classic Surry Hills terrace style of home] being expanded to new areas of Sydney,” he said. “Terrace houses … are robust and resilient [and cut] down on land costs.”

    The government intends to release land in   five stages, beginning with 2500 homes that will begin to be constructed in about two years.  A further 6500 will be released in four stages to follow.

    Work on supporting infrastructure begins next year.

    Leppington stands squarely in Sydney’s “south-west growth centre”, an area long targeted by the state government for future growth. More than 300,000 new residents are expected to move into the region in the future.

    But the area has grown much less quickly than the other part of Sydney targeted for rapid population expansion,   the north-west, despite the opening of the $1.8 billion South West Rail Link earlier this year.

    The land adjacent to the new rail line has not developed as soon as expected, and Mr Stokes’ announcement on Tuesday is an early effort to coordinate development along the railway line.

    It takes a little less than one hour to reach the suburb by train from Central or Parramatta stations in the afternoon peak.

    “The great thing about Leppington is that it’s on a bit of heavy infrastructure […] the government seems to have got that right,” said Dr Bill Randolph the director of the   City Futures Research Centre at UNSW. “But the key link is jobs and whether jobs can be pulled outwards [toward the new suburb]. The effect of [a new airport at Badgerys Creek, about 15 kilometres west] could be critical.”

    But some residents say their future remains clouded as the government continues to deliberate over the path of a future extension for the railway line.

    The government is finalising plans to reserve a stretch of land that would be used for a future rail extension from Leppington to Bringelly and Narellan, but the government has put no time frame on the construction of that extension.

    About 90 homes lie in the path of a draft future extension released in June,  but the state government says it has not yet made any final decisions on the path of the extension.

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