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50 YEARS AGO
SWIFT POLICE ACTION FOILS GAWLER
ROBBERY... Two men are being held in custody in
Elizabeth, pending trial at Gawler next week, for an
atempted robbery in Gawler.
The two men were caught in the act of transferring the
stolen goods from the burgled shop - H.B. Crosby Pty. Ltd.
- in Murray Street. Two uniformed police from Elizabeth
were on patrol in Gawler early on Tuesday morning when
they came upon a stack of stolen goods on the footpath
outside Crosby’s, apparently ready for transferral to a
staton sedan parked by the roadside.
150 YEARS AGO
A CHESS CLUB FOR GAWLER...Dear Sir, A writer
on Chess says, “not to play Chess is to miss one of the
purest pleasures of intellect, one of the greatest charms
of social life”.
Now, there are many persons in Gawler fond of this
social, intellectual game, who are unable to play
frequently from not knowing with whom to have a game.
Could not The Bunyip take the initatve in forming a
Chess Club, and occasionally chronicle the operatons of
25 YEARS AGO
ANGER ON DESIGN OF CORNER... The creaton
of a new traﬃc control layout at the corner of Murray
Street and Bridge Street, Gawler, has confused many
local drivers and angered business people in the vicinity.
The change means
that southbound traﬃc
turning into Bridge
Street no longer has to
stop or slow down and
that Murray Street south
(leading to Dead Man’s
Pass) has become a
separate and minor road.
The licensee of the
South End Hotel, Mr.
Ian Richards, spoke out
angrily about the new
design, which, he said,
had taken much of his
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
$10M PLAZA TO GO AHEAD...A $10 million
redevelopment of the Gawler Northern Markets has
been given the green light.
The upgrade, which will see the retail precinct
renamed Gawler Village, will add 2200 square
metres of space to the centre and create up to 100
jobs for the region.
Around 20 new speciality shops, covering a full
range of retail services from fashion to electrical,
are planned in the biggest commercial development
to Gawler since Woolworths.
HIGH SCHOOL BAZAAR...The Adelaide Corporaton
having condemned the High-School boat house, Mr.
Adey, the headmaster, appealed to the parents and
friends to raise, by means of a bazaar, £100 to erect a
new house for the rowing team, and has been agreeably
surprised to receive over double that amount.
It was an enterprise in enthusiasm and marks the
popularity and corps d’esprit of the school.
100 YEARS AGO
once in each
To solve a sudoku puzzle, ﬁll the
empty cells with the numbers 1 to 9
Solution No. 288
Level of Difﬁculty:
From wedding dresses
to angel gowns
IN just a few short months, a Gawler
Belt mother has helped hundreds of
families and grieving parents by local-
ising a national initiative and inspiring
a community to lend a hand.
When Rachel Windsor-Cormack read
about Angel Gowns on social media ear-
lier this year, she was so touched by the or-
ganisation's plight that she decided to start
and manage a South Australian branch.
The volunteers behind the Angel Gowns
initiative collect donated wedding and
formal dresses, and handcraft them into
angel gowns for babies who pass away.
Mrs Windsor-Cormack currently han-
dles the administrative side of the not-for-
profit business, but has generated commu-
nity donations of dresses, as well as gather
a dedicated group of seamstresses.
"As a mother of a baby girl born sleep-
ing, this organisation is very close to my
heart as I wish there was a service like
this when we had our daughter, Chaunte
Rose," she said.
"I think being that we've been in this
situation, the biggest priority of Angel
Gowns is to take that pain away from the
parents having to go and purchase an out-
fit to dress their baby in to lay it to rest.
"...I think there could be nothing worse
than having your baby, being asked what
would you like to dress the baby in, and
having to go to a shop to get a nice outfit
when everyone else is buying outfits for a
The angel gowns are donated to hos-
pitals with intensive care neonatal units
around SA, and then passed onto parents
at no cost.
Sadly, about 10 to 15 gowns are needed
in SA each week.
"One wedding dress, on average, can be
turned into 10 to 15 angel gowns," Mrs
"Then you get some gowns that have
long trains on them and I get 20 out of one
The mum of four has since generated
more interest for the fast-growing initia-
tive on social media and has been inun-
dated by support from Gawler and sur-
On Sunday, June 15, from 1pm to 4pm,
Angel Gowns SA is holding its first decon-
struction and dress collection day.
The working bee event will be held at
the Gawler Children's Centre, on Barnet
Road, Evanston, and will serve as a chance
for volunteers to meet and work together
to deconstruct dresses, ready for passing
onto the seamstresses.
Volunteers will also be on hand to ac-
cept donations of dresses, as well as rib-
bon, lace, fabric glue, or vouchers.
"I always thought it was going to be
something that people would embrace
because it is such a touching honour to
donate your wedding dress and know that
there is a repurpose for it," Mrs Windsor-
"It means we can lovingly resew love
into these angel gowns."
Anyone with a wedding dress to donate
can either drop it off at the upcoming
local collection day or post it directly to
Angel Gowns SA (PO Box 208, Gawler,
CENTRELINK is reminding
families to have their children
fully immunised before the end of
the financial year to receive family
The Family Tax Benefit Part A sup-
plement will only be received by fami-
lies who have met the immunisation
requirements during the financial years
that their children turn one, two and
Centrelink general manager Hank
Jongen said families need to ensure
these details are up to date if they are
to receive the payment of up to $726.
"If you didn't meet the immunisation
requirements for the 2012/13 financial
year, you still have until 30 June, 2014,
to meet the immunisation require-
ments and to claim the supplement for
that financial year," Mr Jongen said.
Parents can access their children's his-
tory by logging on to Medicare Online
Services or by downloading the new
Express Plus Medicare mobile app.
I always thought it was
going to be something that people
would embrace because it is such
a touching honour to donate your
wedding dress and know that there is
a repurpose for it.
Gawler Belt's Rachel Windsor-Cormack has helped start up the South Australian branch of Angel Gowns Australia. PHOTO: Mary Ackers
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