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50 YEARS AGO
FOOTPATHS A PROBLEM...Gawler Town Council's
policy on the laying of concrete footpaths came in for
some deep consideraton at the council’s most recent
meetng following a request for a concrete footpath in
front of some Gawler South business premises.
Mr. S. N. Edmonds was applying to have two trees
removed from in front of his newsagency in Adelaide road,
Gawler South, and at the same tme requested council to
consider putng concrete footpaths in front of his shops.
Regarding the footpaths, Cr. D. A. Harrison said business
people of Evanston ward should be treated the same as
Murray street businessmen, and concrete paths had been
provided in Murray street.
150 YEARS AGO
GAWLER CORPORATION...North Para Foot Bridge
-- The Foot Bridge across the North Para, at the Old Ford,
is in course of erecton and before our next issue will be
a strong and serviceable structure, and Mr. Weldon, the
contractor, deserves much credit for the manner in which
he is carrying out his contract.
25 YEARS AGO
RECORDS AT 76...Mr Art
Willemse, 76, of Willaston,
broke three records in
swimming events at the
Masters Games in Adelaide
This was achieved in
the 50m freestyle, 100m
freestyle and 200m
freestyle, in which he also
won gold medals.
Mr Willemse is one of
Gawler's most prominent
veteran athletes, who
competes not only in
swimming but also in cycling and triathlon.
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10 YEARS AGO
FREEZE ON WATER...Landowners in the Williamstown
area planning to expand their propertes over the next two
years will feel the stng of the State Government’s decision
to freeze water use around the western Mount Lofy
The state government has temporarily suspended
new water use for irrigaton, industrial and commercial
applicatons, except in special circumstances, while it does
a detailed audit of water use in the area.
The government is actng on an environmental report
which highlights the need to ensure water resources in the
Mount Lofy Ranges, extending from Gawler to Goolwa, are
MADE IN AUSTRALIA...The present is an opportune
tme to appeal to the public to show their patriotsm by
insistng on obtaining Australian goods where practcable
when making purchases.
By encouraging Australian industries in this way the
people would check the impeding conditons with which
employers are faced in connecton with employment.
The summer season is coming, if it has not already arrived,
and it is during the hot weather that - so much beer and
mineral water is consumed.
100 YEARS AGO
Agricultural open day
FOR Hillier Park resident Geoff
Graetz, retirement has produced a
hidden talent he never knew he had.
The former Uniting Church minister
retired in 2005 and, in the past few years,
he has rekindled his passion for writing,
a passion he first discovered he had when
he attended Gawler High School 50 years
Now, Geoff has become a published
author and launched his first book,
Magical Sputnik, at the Gawler Library
The book is a collection of poems from
his own experiences and was named after
the 1957 launch of Sputnik I, the world's
first artificial satellite.
A number of his earlier poems are
based on space travel, an interest he has
had since he was young, and others paint
pictures of life in urban and regional Aus-
"It's a collection built up since I started
a writing course in 2009," Geoff said.
"It covers places where we've been in
Australia, where we've travelled and ob-
servations of the landscape.
"I have also got some dedicated to peo-
ple that I've met or are part of my fam-
Geoff also credits his interest and talent
in poetry-writing to his family history.
His great-grandfather was the librarian
at the Gawler Library from 1890 to 1933
and his grandfather took over from him
"There's a big history there for my fam-
ily," Geoff said.
"I used to visit the library a lot and I
can remember going in the front entrance
with the old stone steps."
"Before I wrote Magical Sputnik, I
wrote a self-published piece on my fam-
ily and my father's story."
Currently, Geoff is continuing to write
poems and is hoping he can build up an-
"I enjoy the challenge of trying to find
the right words to fit into a poem," Geoff
"Most importantly, it is something you
can do quietly on your own."
Launch of poetry book
Jude Aquilina with poet Geo Graetz at his book launch at the Gawler Library last
THE Roseworthy Agricultural
Museum came alive on Sunday,
holding its open day.
The open day was run by the Ad-
elaide University Collections Group
and the Gawler Machinery Restor-
ers' Club and saw people come to the
Roseworthy College site from across
During the day, live demonstra-
tions were provided, with tractors and
ploughing implements on display, as
well as hay baling.
There were also blacksmith dem-
onstrations and various stationary
engines, machines and water pumps
The Gawler Machinery Restorers'
Club and the Roseworthy Agricultural
Museum are seeking new members and
For more information, contact Geoff
Nowak (0400 195 857).
Volunteers provide ploughing demonstrations as part of the Roseworthy
Agricultural Museum open day on Sunday.
PHOTO: Rob McLean
NOMINATIONS are open for young
Australians aged 12 to 25 who ought to
be recognised for their achievements and
contributions in the 2015 National Youth
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for
Education Senator Scott Ryan said the annual
award has seven youth categories: safety, cour-
age, culture and diversity, employment, health,
leadership and media for which young Austral-
ians can be nominated.
"Across Australia there are young people do-
ing great things for their community (and) it is
important they are acknowledged and rewarded
for their hard work," Senator Ryan said.
"If you know a remarkable young Australian, I
encourage you to nominate them for an award."
Applications close on November 27 and will
be judged by a panel of young people.
National youth awards
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