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AFTER reading the editorial in last
week's Bunyip, I agree with editor
Rob McLean who wrote that "we
have a history to be proud of, but
we need to make it work for us and
guide us into a prosperous future".
Gawler is 175 years old and is full
of history, lovely old buildings and
beautiful old trees, many of which can
be sat under for hours with a good
If the Town of Gawler was to put
some of these beautiful buildings
to use, how good would it be? Our
town would be on display to our own
residents and also to those who came
to see what we were promoting.
FOR example, take the Gawler
Library in Murray Street -- it is a
beautiful old building, it's been
modernised and renovated to meet
the times. The bit I love most is
that it still plays host to the creaky
floorboards of yesteryear and even
has a hall next door in the Gawler
The institute is upstairs and can host
any occasion; the beauty of it being
that it can be accessed by anyone as it
has a lift.
It would be great if the terms of
hiring this hall were more flexible,
the fees lowered or even waived, then
community groups and clubs would
have more chance to hold their next
function there, even perhaps a market
could be held in this very spot.
With the institute being right in the
middle of Murray Street, how good
would it be if it was to host regular
displays and shows, bringing in people
from the nearby towns? Just an idea.
THE Gawler NAIDOC
celebrations had a wet start on
Sunday in Apex Park, but everyone
dried out, enjoyed the fire and free
A huge thanks must go to Scott
Rathman and the Gawler NAIDOC
committee for their hard work in
organising Sunday's event.
Scott is planning another Gawler
Aboriginal film night as part of
NAIDOC events. The film night
is being held tonight, with arrival
6.30pm for a 7pm start. The film is
free and will be shown at the Gawler &
District College Children's Centre.
Check your spots
THIS weekend the Gawler Lions
Club is holding free skin cancer
checks for everyone.
The free screenings are at the Gawler
Sport and Recreation Centre.
Who should attend?
- If you have five or more moles on
your arms and legs;
- If skin cancer or a non-malignant
mole has been previously removed;
- If you have an inflamed sore that
doesn't heal or a mole or freckle that is
- If you have a family history of
- If, as a child, you had blistering
sunburn, bad enough to stay away
Skin damage caused from UVR
(ultraviolet radiation) exposure and
accumulated skin damage can become
It pays to get your spots, moles and
sun-damaged skin checked. If any
suspicious spots or areas of concern are
found you will be given information
for your next visit to your local doctor.
This test will only take 10 minutes
and, as I said, it's free.
Bookings are essential, call
0487 157 065.
CONGRATULATIONS must go
to Naomi Bubner, who runs
Reminisce Photography in Gawler.
Naomi was a finalist in the Epson
Professional Photography Awards for
2014, receiving finalist awards for her
photography work in family, portrait
and creative sections.
LALITA is the Animal
Welfare League Pet of
She is a stunning
12-month-old lady who
would love to spend
her days giving humans
all the love they need.
When you meet
Lalita, you will fnd she
is very afectonate and
outgoing -- she would
love to spend her days
winding herself around
your legs or keeping
your lap nice and
Due to Lalita's pale
complexion, she would
be best suited to an
where she will be kept
safe from the sun's
health checked and
only $75, meet Lalita
19 Cormack Road,
Wingfeld (8348 1300).
tmes are 10am to 3pm,
seven days a week.
OF THE WEEK
EVENT, JUNE 2,
The new Gawler
swimming pool fund
benefted by £178 when a
group of prominent local
personalites conducted a
mock wedding ceremony
and breakfast for the
fcttous couple of
and Miss Bullfnch. Held
at the Gawler Insttute,
the event atracted an
atendance of over 800.
Back: Alf Smith (post
ofce), Steve Clark
Taylor (lawyer), Stan
Lewis (sec. racing club), Tom Clark. Standing: Ian Virgo (hospital sec.), Leith Wilson (taxi service), Perce
Kraehenbuhl, Vin O’Halloran (Globe Hotel), Mal Underwood (baker), John Duncan (chemist), Ken Scholefeld
(schoolteacher). Seated: Keith Jacob (fashion shop), George Knowles (postmaster Roseworthy), Dr Vin Rice, Dr
John Covernton, Max Hill (Barkley’s store). Front: Terry Schultz (Hamilton’s store).
Can you provide any further information about this photograph?
If so, ring Stan (8523 0158) or email email@example.com
View more Gawler history on website htp//www.gawler.nowandthen.net.au
A GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON IN OUR AREA
July 10 -- NAIDOC KIDS'
MORNING OUT, 10am to
noon, dance, music, arts and
craft, free barbecue, for five
to 12yrs, Gawler & District
College Children's Centre,
Barnet Road, Gawler
July 13 -- SKATE PARK
AND YOUTH PRECINCT,
official opening, free event,
11am to 4pm, Gawler Skate
Park, Clonlea Park, Willaston,
includes official launch with
dignitaries at 11.30am,
scooter competition noon,
skate competition 1pm,
BMX 2pm, as well as live
arts battle, airbrush tattoos,
barbecue, outdoor games
and youth service provider
July 16 -- GAWLER
CHARITY DANCE, at The
Grenville Hub, Elizabeth,
revision 7.30pm, dancing
8pm to 11.30pm, old style
and new vogue, $7 entry plus
a plate of supper to share
please, enquiries 8522 7203
or 0400 544 527.
July 23 -- GAWLER BRANCH
CANCER COUNCIL, 9am
at the Elderly Centre, 37
Fourteenth Street, Gawler
South, 8522 2608.
July 25 -- GAWLER BLUE
LIGHT DISCO, 7pm to 10pm
(lock-in), Gawler STARplex,
Alexander Avenue, Evanston
Park, for eight to 17-year-olds,
admission $6, pre-purchase
from STARplex reception the
week leading up to the disco
or at the door, enquiries to
July 25 -- THE OZ OUTBACK
ODYSSEY, departing Gawler
and concluding with a
presentation dinner eight days
later on Stradbroke Island,
QLD, raising money for
the Royal Society for the Blind.
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Out & About
Mallala CWA president Annette Halford, treasurer Yvonne Curnow and secretary
Margaret Slaterat the group's recent annual general meeting.
MALLALA Country Women's
Association members held their
annual meeting earlier this month,
in the clubrooms attached to the
Following the reports from office
bearers and committee leaders,
Gwenda Griffiths took the chair to
convene the election of officers and
committee members for 2014/15.
Returning to their positions were
president Annette Halford, vice-
president Margaret Marshman,
secretary Margaret Slater and treasurer
Yvonne Curnow, with the additional
position of assistant secretary accepted
by Jenny Mahoney.
The president welcomed 14
members and visitor Avis Reynolds.
The meeting also saw the return
of Gwenda Cheek after 12 months
absence, who has accepted the
position of club historian.
Winners of the annual blooms
competition were announced and
presented with a small gift.
The winners were: single bloom
-- Yvonne Curnow; multiple bloom
-- Barbara Howell and Doris Helps;
and, foliage -- Margaret Slater.
Following the meeting, the ladies
enjoyed afternoon tea and a chat.
Anyone who would like to become
a member or a visitor at Mallala CWA
meetings can contact the president
Annette Halford (8529 2015) or
secretary Margaret Slater (8527 2375).
Mallala CWA meetings are held on
the first Thursday of the month in the
CWA rooms attached to the institute.
Gawler Garden Club
AT the July Gawler Garden Club
meeting, those doing the bus tour
on July 18 were reminded to wear
their name tags and to bring a
folding chair on the day.
The planned speaker could not
attend, in her place Joy Maxwell told
of her life as a gardener.
Her first home as a young married
woman had plenty of garden space,
and vegetables were grown.
Other homes with varying size yards
followed until their own was built
in 1974, and Joy thought of garden
A visit to an open garden in 1975
gave Joy a love of irises, which, with
other flowers and shrubs, filled up the
Having opened her garden for
many years (including for the
Open Gardening Scheme) Joy's
granddaughter is taking over the irises
while propagating new plants, some
On August 5, Andrew Hoffman,
a nursery man experienced in rose
growing, will be the guest speaker.
-- Geoff McDonald
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