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OF THE WEEK
PET A GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON IN OUR AREA
WILLASTON BRIDGE C1900
The main bridge shown was completed in 1890 and replaced previous structures that were periodically
washed away by floods.
The narrow footbridge, upstream, in the foreground, benefited pedestrian traffic between Willaston and
Gawler whilst the road bridge was under construction.
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contact Stan (8523 0158) or email email@example.com
And remember, don't throw out your old photographs -- they may be
appropriate for the gawler.nowandthen.net.au website.
with Jack Hudson
The Fifth Test -- Australia v England
Channel 9, Thursday -- Monday, 9am-5.30pm
THE final Test of the Ashes series is set to be an absolute
ripper, and here's hoping the Aussies can make it 4-0.
We've carved them up over most of the country, and now is
the time to finish the job for the icing on the cake.
Invite some mates over, cook a barbecue and crack open a
cold one as you spend most of your weekend watching some
ABC Comedy, Friday, 8.01pm
Hosted by Tom Gleeson is this bizarre quiz show filled to the
roof with banter.
Four contestants each have a specialist subject of their own,
and are tested on that subject repeatedly.
Gleeson sledges the contestants consistently, until one of them
gets him back, but it is absolute must-watch comedy.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
SBS, Friday, 8.30pm
If you haven't seen this absolute classic, then we're here to
Monty Python and the Holy Grail follows the story of
King Arthur and his knights, who go on a very low-budget
adventure in search of the Holy Grail.
However, on their journey they encounter a number of bizarre
encounters, including flying cows and a very deadly rabbit.
Gem, Monday, 6pm
Once you've had a big Monday back at work, make yourself
a cracking cup of tea and sit back and watch this legendary
Antiques Roadshow, for those who don't know, is for viewers
to bring their items to be valued by the show's many experts.
They'll find out if they have a bit of trash, or a bit of treasure
-- either way, it's great viewing.
2017 becomes history
THE Gawler History Team had a
busy 2017, with its final 'show and
tell' social event ending members'
years on a high.
The evening involved 28 presenta-
tions of interesting and old items and
was enjoyed by the over 40 people
Gawler History team chairman
Brian Thom said he wished to thank
Gawler Deputy Mayor Ian Tooley,
who happily showed off the fine
wines produced under the label of
'Nurihannam Wines' -- which is wine
produced by the staff and students
from Nuriootpa High School.
The wine also went down well
with the pizzas that were on offer.
Aside from regular meetings, Mr
Thom asked that members and those
in the community "please spare a
thought and prayer" for Graham and
Roslyn Hein, while the former expe-
riences a serious health problem.
Additionally, those who are inter-
ested in attending the team's next
presentation evening will have to
wait until next month, when Leon
Budden discusses the history of the
Gawler Apex Club.
This presentation will be held on
February 1 at the Zion Lutheran Hall
from 7.30pm, and all those who are
interested are welcome to attend.
For more information, or to catch
up with the team's latest history
finds, visit gawler.nowandthen.net.
REBEL is the Animal
Welfare League’s Pet of the
Rebel is a kind boy, with a
beautful nature, who loves
to spend tme playing with
his friends and family.
He’s a charming, white and
grey American Stafordshire
terrier, with the sweetest,
Sometmes shy, he’s looking
for his furever family that
can nurture him and show
him the love he deserves.
He enjoys going on regular
walks and would be happy
to live with other pets, both
cats and dogs.
He can sometmes fnd
young children a litle scary,
so he may prefer to live in
a family with older kids;
and then they can be best
Please come and spend
some tme with him, he’s
sure you’ll fall in love with
each other right away.
Rebel has been desexed,
and health checked.
He is only $200 to adopt.
To meet him, visit the AWL
Wingfeld shelter, 1-19
Adopton opening tmes
are seven days a week,
10am – 3pm.
For more informaton, visit
awl.com.au or phone
January 5 -- Pitch Perfect 3 Movie
Fundraiser for MTM All-Star
Cheerleading. Gawler Cinema, 6.30pm.
Tickets $15 each.
January 10 -- AL-ANON Family Groups
offering help and hope to families and
friends of alcoholics in the northern
districts. To find your preferred meeting
location, visit saalanon.org or call
1300 ALANON all hours.
January 10 -- U3A Gawler registration
day. Gawler Sport and Community
Centre, 10am to noon. $25 registration
covers all activities. New members
welcome. Board/card game groups,
book club, chair dancing, computing/
technology, craft, creative writing,
discussion group, music groups,
ramblers, mah-jong, Scottish country
dancing, t'ai chi. Contact u3agawler@
gmail.com or 0421 604 670.
January 13 -- Outdoor Cinema,
from 5.30pm, Apex Park, Gawler.
Free community event, including the
screening of 'Trolls' after sunset, face-
painters, jumping castle and circus
Anger over tree poisoning
THE alleged poisoning of a large
Moreton Bay fig, located in a Wil-
laston reserve, has angered and up-
set residents who live nearby.
The large Colville Drive tree could
be up to 200 years old, but in the past
several weeks has begun losing its
leaves and looking unwell.
A resident who lives nearby, who
wished to remain anonymous, said
she believed the tree had been poi-
soned, after a council-contracted ar-
borist showed her suspected poison-
injection points on its trunk.
"I'm really angry and really disap-
pointed in people because it's a very
old tree," she said.
"It was a beautiful green tree with
lots of shade, it was probably the
landmark of this street, really.
"We have people walking up here
with their dogs and they have com-
mented to us what a shame it is and
how angry they are that it has hap-
It is unclear at this stage as to
whether the tree can be saved or will
need to be removed.
The dying Colville Drive tree.
PHOTO: Matteo Gagliardi
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