Home' The Bunyip : Wednesday 27th November, 2013 Contents Page 24 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, Wednesday, November 27, 2013
LAST week there was a farewell
afternoon tea at work for a very special
lady, Leslee Carle.
I'm sure many of you would know Leslee,
who has hung up her nursing uniform after
45 years. She has been at Gawler Health for
23 years and combined her nursing career
with raising children and being a driving
force for the Lyndoch Scouts, Gawler
Gymnastics, Sandy Creek Uniting Church
and adult fitness classes. She really is a local
treasure, and while I hope she and Lynton
take some time off now, something tells me
they'll be keeping busy for many years to
It's wonderful to hear that a local
initiative, the dyslexia group, won a SA
Health award recently, and great to see
that up on the sign at the Lutheran school
on Lyndoch Road. Kylie Fotheringham
and Sandra Marshall are both amazingly
dedicated to helping children with dyslexia.
Plus, now I can call her a super DAGBAG
Another one of our neighbours
had a snake in their yard last
week. I told them they could
keep it, but it ended up slithering
off somewhere (hopefully, not in
my direction!). Our dog Banjo is
pretty good at barking at lizards
and letting us know if something
is there, so I hope he'll do the same if he
sees a snake. Usually, he thinks everything
in the world exists just for him to play with,
so we always pay attention to his persistent
A little birdy told me there was a new
organic fruit and vegetable store recently
opened up in Gawler. The last one I recall
was up at the Cheeky shops many years ago.
Unfortunately, the prices are often pretty
high, which can make it hard for the shop to
be successful. I hope this new one goes well
Don't forget the ChariTEA fundraising
event this weekend with Carol and Yvonne,
at 12 Rogers Court, Evanston. It's on
Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm,
raising funds for Gawler children with heart
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Solution No. 269
once in each
Level of Difﬁculty:
To solve a sudoku puzzle, ﬁll the
empty cells with the numbers 1 to 9
Trish's namesakes re up
The information we require includes:
• Date of Birth
• Where the baby was born
• Names of the people in the photo
• Suburb of the family
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RUNNING through mud is not usu-
ally a desirable pastime but, for Trish
Wilson, getting muddy raises money
for a deserving cause.
The Gawler woman, who was diag-
nosed with multiple sclerosis around 10
years ago, will be taking on the MS Mud
Run on December 1.
Her namesake team, 'Running for
Trish', is a group of 10 women from
the Gawler Hospital theatre team who
are keen to raise awareness of the auto-
Trish was grateful when Linda Leske,
team leader, told her that they were regis-
tering a team in her honour.
"I get choked up every time I think
about it, these girls are amazing," she
"At the moment I struggle to walk 500
metres at once, so this will be interesting
and indeed a massive challenge for me.
"We are just going to get out there and
The run is designed as a four-kilometre
army obstacle course in the Urrbrae High
School grounds where runners have to
navigate a surprise and mud-filled route.
This is the first time that Trish has been
involved in the event.
"Apparently, it has been incredible and
it is getting bigger and bigger every year,"
"We all said that we wanted to raise
over $1000 as a team."
The team has raised over $500 so
far through online sponsors and
According to the MS Society's chief,
Graeme Warnock, there are 2000 people
living in South Australia and the North-
ern Territory with multiple sclerosis who
rely on their organisation for essential
"The community involvement in this
event is terrific," he said.
"It's great to see so many people, from
participants, event sponsors, volunteers
to MS Society staff helping us make a
difference in the lives of those people af-
fected by MS," he said.
If you are interested in helping Trish
reach her fundraising goal, visit register.
Trish Wilson and team-mate Julie Palmer will be participating in the MS Mud Run in
their team 'Running for Trish' to raise money for and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
Muddy good effort
50 YEARS AGO
ST BRIGID'S OPENED BY MR. GOODGER... Before
a large crowd last Sunday, the Mayor of Gawler, Mr E.C.
Goodger oﬃcially declared open a new £21,000 Catholic
church and school, St Brigid’s at Evanston.
Mr Goodger congratulated the parishioners on the eﬀort
which had culminated in such a building, which would long
serve the community.
The building was blessed and placed under the protecton
of St Brigid by the Most Reverend James Gleeson C.M.G.,
D.D., Auxilliary Bishop of Adelaide, who aferwards pre-
sided at a sung mass.
125 YEARS AGO
OUR MINING PROSPECTS... During the last few years
we have constantly aﬃrmed that there were riches in
our ranges in store for those who were plucky enough to
search for them.
When our populaton has been atracted away to some far
distant ﬁeld, we have pointed out that near home there
were hills and gullies and ﬂats worth prospectng.
We showed that in the past valuable mines had been
worked, and pointed to such places as Spike Gully and Vic-
toria Hill, as evidencing the riches of the Barossa Ranges.
And there were those who were conﬁdent of the future
of Barossa, and who stuck about the gullies waitng tll
something should be discovered.
25 YEARS AGO
PLANE CRASHES... A light
aircraf crash-landed in scrub seven
kilometres north of Freeling on
Thursday night last week.
The three occupants escaped with-
out injury and, in fact, walked from
the plane afer it crashed.
The plane, a Cessna 172, sus-
tained damage to both wings, the
propeller and undercarriage afer
ploughing into the patch of mallee-
type trees in an area known as Schuster ’s Scrub.
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
BIG DAMAGE BILL IN TANKER CRASH... The Mal-
lala-Two Wells Road was closed for 10 hours on Friday
afer a tanker containing 37,500 litres of LPG failed to
negotate the notorious Korunye railway crossing just
The damage bill is estmated at almost $300,000.
It is believed the driver, travelling towards Mallala at-
tempted to negotate the crossing too fast.
TO THE TOWN COUNCIL OF GAWLER... Gentle-
men, during the year that is just closing we have had
some anxious periods.
The strained relatons between the Government and
James Martn & Co., which existed for some tme, and to
which reference is made in another part of this report,
threatened to result in the closing of the important works
of the ﬁrm; but fortunately this disaster was avoided, and
now there is every prospect of the works being kept busy
for some tme to come.
100 YEARS AGO
It's great to see so many
people, from participants, event
sponsors, volunteers to MS Society
staff helping us make a difference
in the lives of those people affected
" GRAEME WARNOCK
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