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A GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON IN OUR AREA
OF THE WEEK
WHINNEN STORE, COWAN STREET
Fred Whinnen's store, at the eastern end of Cowan Street, was opened in 1913 when he transferred the family
business from the north-east side of Orleana Square close to St George’s church. In its later days the store
became a popular tourist atracton as Fred maintained its old-fashioned counter sales interior untl it closed
down in 1985. The building was demolished in 1987, despite much public angst, and the site is now occupied by
the She's Apples fruit and vegetable store.
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ROSE is the Animal
Welfare League's Pet of
A loving two-year-old
lady surrendered by her
previous owner, as she
could no longer care for
her, Rose is a gentle girl
but can be a litle bit
shy at frst.
Rose is seeking a
special someone who
will spend some tme
getng to know her and
give her lots of pats and
cuddles to build her
She is desexed,
is only $75.
Meet Rosie at the
AWL at 1-19 Cormack
Road, Wingfeld (8348
1300 or awlsa.com.au).
tmes are 10am to 3pm,
seven days a week.
If you're a poet and you know it
If you have a poem to contribute to The Bunyip,
send it to PO Box 160, Gawler 5118,
The heatwave has nally come
and the South Australian grape harvest has begun
Bottled water, hats and sunscreen are selling
as nobody knows how long the intense heat will
Hopefully, autumn will bring us some respite
so that we all can sleep better through the night.
L J Emery,
KIWANIS Gawler reaches a
milestone next month as it marks
27 years since inauguration.
This anniversary coincides with
Kiwanis International's centenary year
and is cause for celebration on May 5.
According to a local volunteer, Ray
Hobart, Kiwanis was established in
Detroit, USA, in January 1915 and
expanded into Australia in the 1960s.
Gawler's branch commenced on
April 26, 1988, and was chartered on
June 25 of the same year.
Over the years, Kiwanis has been
committed to "improving the world
one child and one community at a
"We have done quite a bit for the
community in that time," Mr Hobart
Currently, Kiwanis clubs worldwide
are committed to eliminating deaths
caused by maternal neonatal tetanus
and the Gawler branch has raised
$5600 for the cause.
The group also supports
International Heart Kids, Terrific Kids
and 10 local schools.
It meets on the first and third
Tuesday of every month at Leon's Café
in the Hewett Centre.
Cancer Council SA
Gawler's successful year
THE Gawler Branch of Cancer
Council SA held its annual meeting
on February 25, highlighting its
achievements from 2014.
Presentations were made during
the meeting to Shirley Tuesner and
Margaret Cook for their 20 years of
service and Dr Bruce Eastick for being
a long-term patron.
The Gawler branch's successful
Biggest Morning Tea event last May
was discussed, while the contribution
of Gay and Jim Downer in making the
raffle a huge success was recognised.
Daffodil Day fell on August 22 and
the branch raised funds through stalls
at Foodland, Woolworths, Gawler post
office and She's Apples, raising over
$4300, the highest amount the group
has raised to date.
Due to online betting, it was decided
not to pursue collections on Melbourne
Cup Day, instead the committee held a
sausage-sizzle at Woolworths on Friday,
September 19, raising over $800.
On October 6, many members
joined with retiring member Freda
Chinner to celebrate her 90th birthday.
This amazing lady has given so much
over her years of service, not just to the
Cancer Council, but to the community
Acknowledgements went to the Zion
Quilters who, in November, donated
$2500 towards blinds for the Gawler
Chemo Unit and continue to make
knee rugs for the unit.
During the year, the branch gladly
accepted a donation from the Bower
Progress Association, which combined
with other fundraising efforts to send
over $18,000 to the Cancer Council.
During the meeting, plans for 2015
were discussed, including participation
in the Open Garden Scheme in April
by providing catering at Brad Slate's
property on Lyndoch Road, while the
upcoming Biggest Morning Tea and
Daffodil Day, in August, were also
Women in agriculture
THE most recent meeting of the
Rosedale/Sandy Creek branch of
Women in Agriculture and Business
took the form of a craft morning.
Members welcomed three ladies
from the Lyndoch Craft Group,
Diane Daly, Hazel Lehmann and
Eileen Schultz, who gave an insight
into some of the items they make.
At the moment, Eileen is busy
making hundreds of different-styled
knitted and crocheted poppies ready
for Anzac Day celebrations.
Hazel brought along some vibrant
coloured crocheted knee rugs.
A selection of her hand-made
jewellery was also on display.
Diane enjoys making cards and
demonstrated how some of the
different techniques can be achieved.
President Brenda Noll thanked
all three for their interesting
Birthday greetings were extended to
Dawn Schultz and Janet Cummings.
Competition winners: Single flower
-- 1. Cynthia Semmler, 2. Hilda
Lange, 3. Janet Cummings; Novelty
thimble -- 1. Janet Cummings, 2.
Claire Steggles, 3. Hilda Lange.
The next meeting will be on
Wednesday, April 8 at 1.30pm in the
Curdnatta Hall at Sandy Creek.
Visitors are welcome and a Laucke's
Flour Mill representative will
MARCH'S 'Harvest Meeting' had
several members give talks on their
garden successes and failures during
spring and summer.
Many mentioned fruit trees and
tomatoes, while extreme weather
affected all crops.
Following the meeting, members
enjoyed a variety of delicious food,
mostly made from their harvested
The next meeting will be held on
April 7 and will include a surprise guest
WHAT a great weekend we had
weather-wise, especially for the
local cricket teams heading to
finals, the Para Wirra
Recreation Park open day and
the local Gawler markets.
THE Para Wirra Recreation Park
held a week-long series of events
which finished in perfect weather
on Sunday. Some of the activities
included a 4WD drive around
the park, guided bush-walks and
fun games for the kids.
If you ever want to know what's
happening at Para Wirra, check
out the Gawler Natural Resources
Centre on Adelaide Road or call
THE Gawler Children's Centre
at Evanston is helping kids
celebrate Harmony Day by
having a couple of workshops,
just for kids.
The workshops, one of which
was yesterday, will also take place
All kids will be able to decorate a
special Harmony Day tree to keep
inside and then they will be able to
help plant a fruit tree in the centre's
For more on the Gawler
Children's Centre, contact Kim
Wright (0408 192 143).
GAWLER has a dedicated group
of locals keen to start up Gawler
organisation, with a fundraiser
and membership drive taking
place this Saturday.
The event will include raffles,
musicians and various other
entertainment throughout the
day, starting from 2pm at The P/A
Hotel, Murray Street.
Giant garage sale
THE Gawler CWA is having a
giant garage sale on Saturday,
The garage sale will raise funds
for the CFS at Concordia and
Willaston, with the sale from
8.30am to 3pm.
The CWA giant garage sale
will have books, plants, bric-a-
brac, magazines and pretty much
everything and anything else will be
If you want to know more about
the sale and what's on offer, contact
Marilyn Curtis (0449 820 035).
March 18 -- Toddler Storytime at the Gawler
& District College Children's Centre from
10.30am to midday.
March 19 and 20 -- Gawler Community
Gallery Exhibition, Stationmaster's residence,
Gawler railway station from 10am to 4pm.
March 20 -- Le De Da Market, Hewitson
Theatre, STARplex. Gold coin donation entry
for CFS. Free children's entertainment and 60
March 21 -- Gawler Charity Dance, 7.30pm,
Grenville Hub, Elizabeth. St Patrick's
celebration, wear a touch of green. Old style
and new vogue. $7 entry plus a plate of
supper to share. Enquiries 8522 7203 or
0400 544 527.
March 22 -- St Brigid's Catholic School Open
Day, 1pm to 3pm.
March 25 -- Gawler Branch Cancer Council,
9am, Lions Rooms, Gawler Railway Station
Out & About
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