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50 YEARS AGO
CHURCH REFURNISHED...Over recent weeks,
extensive work has been carried out on the interior of
Tod Street Methodist Church, and, on Sunday morning, a
service of dedicaton of the new furnishings will be held.
Platorm levels have been completely altered and the
central feature is now the freestanding communion table
with the communion rails, which have a wide central
opening and surround the table on three sides.
150 YEARS AGO
NORTHERN AUSTRALIA...Public atenton being
now so strongly drawn to the setlement of our Northern
Territory, every opinion upon the subject which bears any
authoritatve weight should be laid before the public; we
have thought it, therefore, our duty to draw atenton to
the following paragraph extracted from the Journal of the
Society of Arts, for March 18, 1864:
“A colonial paper says that the temporary cession to
South Australia of that part of the contnent that lies
between the northern boundary of that colony and the
north coast, seems to have awakened much enthusiasm on
the prospect of founding a new setlement.
Practcally, the new territory is isolated from the old
government, and though Stuart has passed by land from
Adelaide to Van Dieman’s Gulf, it is very doubtul whether
stock could be sent across the contnent by his route.”
25 YEARS AGO
APPEAL LODGED ON HOTEL...The Barossa Region
Residents’ Associaton has lodged an appeal against the
proposed $70 million Lyndoch Valley Resort development
– which includes a ﬁve star internatonal hotel and
conventon centre and 18-hole golf course.
The appeal has been lodged with the SA Planning
Associaton president Ms. Lyn Leader-Elliot said they
believed the proposal contravened the Barossa District
Council’s own development plan for the area.
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10 YEARS AGO
FROM SOUTH KOREA, WITH
LOVE...For Gawler couple Lisa and
Mark, adoptng their son Bailey
from South Korea was one of the
most excitng tmes of their lives.
The couple is typical of a growing
trend of local families adoptng
children from overseas.
A new report from the Australian
Insttute of Health and Welfare
reveals adoptons from overseas
countries are at a 10-year high,
with 370 adoptons recorded
Australia-wide in 2003-04 com-
pared with 222 10 years ago.
WHY NOT CARRY PARCELS...The Mayor (Mr. Cox)
brought before the members of the Gawler Corporaton on
Monday night the fact that parcels were not allowed to be
sent to Gawler by the midday train.
That was an injustce and when representatons were
made for the reinstatement of the train, special menton
was made of the convenience it was for urgent business.
On the moton of Councillor Knox seconded by Councillor
Bright, it was resolved that the Commissioner of Railways
be asked to allow of parcels being sent by that train.
100 YEARS AGO
Renal group helps locals
THE recently registered Gawler
Renal Group is providing local
renal patients and their carers
with some much-needed social
interaction and entertainment.
The group has been holding social
lunches in Gawler every six weeks
this year, attracting about a dozen
visitors to each gathering from Gawler,
Elizabeth, Kapunda and the Barossa.
Established by local Christine Diotti
and Elina Dalziel from Adelaide, its
primary aim has been to assist locals
whose lives have been affected by
Mrs Diotti's husband is a renal
patient at the Lyell McEwin Hospital
and she is all too familiar with the costs
and time associated with receiving
"There are patients who do nothing,
they have no social life," Mrs Diotti
"They go from home to dialysis,
dialysis to home.
"Some live alone, carry out dialysis
every night alone, and care for
People with kidney failure need
dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay
alive and Mrs Diotti said the incredibly
demanding process of dialysis
prompted her to take action.
Now, the 75-year-old is hoping the
group can expand from its humble
beginnings and eventually facilitate
outings, together with the lunch
"It's just a start; my eventual aim is to
be able to get a bus with some council
backing, perhaps on a Sunday, and take
these people on day-trips," Mrs Diotti
"It is not hard to imagine the thrill
those patients and their carers would
"Why should those patients sit down
all the time and not go anywhere."
The next Gawler Renal Group
gathering will be held at the Southern
Hotel on Wednesday, December 17,
and patients, carers and friends are
invited to attend.
For further enquiries, contact
Christine Diotti (0403 319 330).
Enjoying a recent Gawler Renal Group lunch at the Southern Hotel are visitors Jenny (left) and Lia.
Ponies go pink
GAWLER River Pony Club
once again jumped at the
opportunity to raise money
for the SA Cancer Council
The annual Pink Ribbon
Day fundraiser saw riders
vaulting on horseback and
showcasing their showjump-
ing skills, all decked out in
pink for the cause
Among them were Alix
and Mikaela Bell, who de-
lighted the crowd by vault-
ing on and off their horse
Six-year-old Samantha Pen-
na and her pony were crowned
winners of the pinkest com-
bination prize, while the
pinkest rider was won
by Jayne Edwards.
Event co-ordinator Jackie
Zekov said it was a great day
raising money for the Cancer
"After having to resched-
ule our event due to the heat
in October, we nearly got
washed out by the storms
on Saturday, but in the
end the weather held up,"
"We had a good crowd and
I would like to thank all who
attended and supported our
Members are now looking
forward to the annual Open
Christmas Gymkhana on De-
For information, contact An-
gela Nemeth (0428 618 257).
LEFT: One of Gawler River Pony
Club's youngest riders, six-year-
old Samantha Penna, won the
'pinkest combination' with her
pony during the club's Pink
Ribbon Day fundraiser.
RIGHT: Gawler River Pony
Club members Alix and
Mikaela Bell about to vault
o their horse Gri n at
the club's Pink Ribbon Day
Gawler River Pony Club members Tennile Schmidt, Jessica McIntrye, Emma
Johnson, and Zoe Zekov.Jackie get ready to showcase their skills at the club's Pink
Ribbon Day fundraise.
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