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50 YEARS AGO
SCENE AT CHORAL FESTIVAL OPENING...This was
the scene at Hoyts Ozone Theatre, Gawler, last Friday
night when the ambitous and highly successful A.E.C. Five
Choirs Festval was opened.
The festval was aimed at the encouragement of choral
music in country towns by the Adult Educaton Centres
under which the choirs operate.
At the Gawler opening, the theatre contained about
1000 people including the 265 choir members and at
Tanunda on the Saturday night the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall
held about 700 to 800.
150 YEARS AGO
TELEGRAPHIC EXTENSION AND THE GREENOCK
JAY...With the excepton of good roads for traﬃc,
there is perhaps no subject of such vital interest to the
community, as rapidity and certainty of communicatng
intelligence; for this reason the extension of the Electric
Telegraph, is eagerly sought for by all partes as soon as
it appears justﬁable either by the natural increase and
growth of populaton, or the rapid spread ot its business
The District of Barossa owes much to its member,
Mr. J. Williams, as one of the ﬁrst to bring this subject
prominently before the electors, and the steps
subsequently taken are, we think, mainly due to his
energetc advocacy of the subject during his canvass.
But, from whatever cause it may be, Barossa has been
roused from a state of apathy to one of acton, and the
English and German elements of its populaton unite
in an imperatve demand for the right of enjoying their
share of the beneﬁts of a Telegraphic system of which
they in common with their fellow colonists have to bear
the burden of expense.
25 YEARS AGO
PARK TO DOUBLE CAPACITY... Hillier Park at
Evanston Gardens has received council approval to
expand and improve its facilites.
At council’s August 8 meetng, members voted
unanimously in favour of the extensions, allowing the
park to create a further 54 relocatable-home sites and
54 caravan sites.
The approval will also enable the park to introduce
other developments including an amenites building,
swimming pool, car parking areas and landscaping.
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10 YEARS AGO
FLOOD VICTIM UNSCATHED...Cameron Meyer
emerged unscathed and in high spirits afer being
plucked to safety from the ﬂooded North Para River last
Thursday in breathtaking fashion.
Remarkably upbeat afer his ordeal, Cameron told
how he feared he was a ‘dead man’ afer his car was
swept into the raging waters behind Chateau Yaldara at
The 23-year-old from Riverton stood stranded on the
roof of his submerged car for two hours before being
winched to safety in a dramatc rescue eﬀort involving
the rescue helicopter and Country Fire Service crews.
WAR AND DROUGHT...South Australia has to face
drought as well as war, but the people are following the
Governor ’s advice and keeping a stﬀ upper lip.
Politcal controversy is almost forgoten and it
requires an eﬀort to recollect that a Federal electon
is pending, which promised to be the biterest on our
Mr. Fisher is given a walk-over in order that he might
render service to the Prime Minister, and in all the
States the Ministry and Oppositon are united virtually
as commitees of safety.
100 YEARS AGO
Sprinkles of Love' organiser Melinda Hately with one of her paintings that will be auctioned at the event.
GAWLER resident Melinda Hately is
putting her painting skills to good use
to raise funds for a local family whose
baby girl has a genetic disorder, which
has left her mentally and physically
One-year-old Emily May is the
daughter of Tracy Mahar and partner
Craig May from Angle Vale and the road
ahead for baby Emily will not be easy for
Already, Emily has constant seizures,
visits hospital on a regular basis and is on
a large number of medications.
When Melinda read about Emily's
circumstances on Facebook, it captured
her heart and instantly she wanted to help
the young family out.
"My heart was just breaking for her and
what her family would be going through,
having three children of my own," she
"I knew how hard it would be to
cope with hospital visits and medical
To support the family, Melinda has
organised an event called 'Sprinkles of
Love', which will be held on August 30 at
Uleybury Wines at One Tree Hill.
She has been busy working on
paintings at home and hopes to sell
about a dozen creations to cover medical
expenses for Emily.
"I like to paint and I have a house full
of paintings, so I thought I have to do
something with them and if I can help by
doing something that I love, then that's
what I want to do," she said.
Trinity College student Taylor Crouch
will also be singing on the day and many
local businesses have supported Melinda's
event by donating items ranging from
beauty packs to vouchers for auction.
"All the businesses that have donated
have been very kind," she said.
"Uleybury have been great, they have
donated a room and are going to donate
some wines as well."
Assisting others is something Melinda is
passionate about and she has been active
raising money for the children's charity
Variety and also held an art exhibition for
the Ruth Barker Project last year.
Now with her third exhibition, Melinda
is hoping to raise about $3000 for Emily.
"It's about trying to get the community
along to help out and to help people in
need," she said.
Anyone interested in donating or
attending Melinda's exhibition for Emily
can contact her (0438 405 369).
Melinda shares the love
My heart was just
breaking for her and what her
family would be going through,
having three children of my own. I
knew how hard it would be to cope
with hospital visits and medical
Out & About
On the tracks
SATURDAY afternoon was good for
being out and about around the town.
The walking tracks, especially those near
the caravan park, were being well used by
walkers with their dogs, kids on scooters
and families having an outing on their
I headed to the new Gawler Youth
Precinct to find the skate park being well
used by big and little kids on scooters and
skateboards, the barbecue area looks great
with the shade over the top and the scooter
path is fantastic for those just starting out.
However, it would be great to see the kids
at the skate park use the rubbish bins that
Gawler Children's Centre
ALL the dads and kids at Saturday
Dad's Playtime had lots of fun pulling
weeds and planting sweet corn, beetroot
and cabbage in the Children's Centre's
vegie garden over the weekend.
The Saturday Dad's Playtime
is a friendly group of dads and
children who meet every second
Saturday, from 9.30am, for special
craft and outdoor activities, a hot
barbecue or pancake breakfast.
The Gawler Children's Centre is
located next to Gawler & District
College. For more information
about the next session, contact
Kim (0408 192 143).
Gawler Light Rotary
THE Rotary Club of Gawler
Light recently had a visit from
the District Governor of Dis-
trict 9500, John Campbell, and
his wife Julie.
It was great to meet the new
governor and to hear both he and
his wife speak to our club.
Club president Julie Campbell spoke
about a program called Soles 4 Souls
Australia and it is a great idea.
Soles 4 Souls collects gently worn or new
shoes for children, men and women in
need, both in Australia and abroad.
Currently, the shoes are distributed
overseas in Tanzania, Vanuatu and
Guatemala, and in Australia to the
Australian indigenous communities via Port
Adelaide and Nunga netball training camps,
with the distribution of football and sports
The club is joining forces with Julie to
reach her aim to collect 8500 shoes with a
$1 donation for each pair by the end of the
This will fully fund a Rotary shipping
container of shoes for redistribution in
If you have suitable shoes, feel free to
contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or
THE Hewett Centre does a great job
providing many courses and programs
for the community at affordable prices;
it also has meeting and function rooms
for almost any event.
To help the centre show off what they
do, a Japanese Banquet Night is being held
on Saturday, August 30, for just $40 per
person, with chef Shu Eguchi cooking with
the centre's Leon Angione from Leon's Cafe.
For bookings, contact 8523 3223.
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