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EMBRACING Chinese culture will
see two local schools participate in
OzAsia's Moon Lantern Festival this
Trinity College's Lion Dance Troupe
and Two Wells Primary School classes
will be performing at the prestigious
Trinity College's 21-person Lion Dance
Troupe, instigated by Chinese teacher
Phillip Ong eight years ago, is looking
forward to promoting multiculturalism as
well as their love for the Chinese language
in their parade performance.
Mr Ong said the lion dance is a fun and
athletic way of exhibiting martial arts and
"They (the students) love the exposure
to Chinese culture and martial arts," he
"Students benefit from growing
in teamwork, stage performance, confi-
dence, flexibility on last-minute change,
physical strength and stamina, as well as
understanding more about Chinese cul-
ture and martial arts that is required to do
Students from various year levels have
been preparing weekly for next month's
professional, high-energy, drumming and
dancing performance under the guidance
of Mr Ong and fellow staff member Heath
The Lion Dance Troupe is comprised of
four lions, three clowns, one gong player,
three cymbal players and one drummer
who will perform for 20 minutes at the
front of stage and then do a 15-minute rov-
ing performance through the audience.
Two Wells Primary School will also
feature in the parade with its self-
made lanterns that were created as
part of the students' Chinese culture s
School librarian Anna White said the
two year four/five classes involved are ex-
cited about being part of the Moon Lan-
"They are really enjoying it and I think
they are learning a lot, not only about the
Chinese festival itself but also about con-
struction, which really helps those children
who are more tactile than visual," Mrs
"We have a guest artist who comes in
every two weeks to work with the children
so it just gives them another dimension to
The parade on September 8 will com-
mence at dusk with a fireworks finale.
once in each
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empty cells with the numbers 1 to 9
Solution No. 298
Level of Difﬁculty:
50 YEARS AGO
BOY DIES AFTER BY-PASS SMASH...A 14-year-
old Gawler boy died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on
Wednesday this week as a result of injuries received in a
collision at the intersecton of the Redbanks Road and the
Gawler by-pass on Sunday.
This is the third fatality at this intersecton.
The dead boy was Reginald Charles Way, of 12 Adelaide
Road, Gawler South.
150 YEARS AGO
THE GREENOCK JAY...The storm in a teacup raised by
our Greenock neighbours is highly amusing.
Situated as their village is, by accident, on the line chosen
by the government, for road communicaton with the
Murray, it is like the Jay dressed in borrowed plumes highly
satsﬁed with its appearance and looks down upon all the
other fowls in the farm yard with unmitgated contempt;
the only birds it can condescend to patronise are the two
litle squabs of its own, it complacently takes under its
wing, and with garrulity natural to Jays, ushers them forth
into the world with the most natural cackle possible.
25 YEARS AGO
PILOT WALKED AWAY...A single engine cropduster
came to grief in a paddock just south of Freeling on
Thursday afernoon last week, and according to an
eyewitness the pilot was lucky to walk away from the
crash without any injuries.
Local farmer, Mr Peter Heinjus, who saw the accident,
told The Bunyip that the plane was in the process of
taking oﬀ from one of his paddocks afer taking on a load
of fungicide for spraying beans when it seemed to lose
power afer becoming airborne.
He said the plane struck
three fences and skidded
across the Freeling to
Daveyston Road, ploughed
through another fence and
came to rest on the side
of the paddock owned by
farmer Jim Cawrse.
through the ﬁles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
PLEASE EXPLAIN? – LOCAL RESIDENTS
ANGERED BY DELAY IN NEW PUBLIC BUS
SERVICE... The long-awaited public passenger service
for Gawler has had a troubled start, with delays and
widespread confusion among passengers.
The new 'dial-a-ride' service, which replaces the
existng Gawler Loop Bus Service, was due to start on
Monday, but was rescheduled at the last minute for
The Bunyip ﬁelded numerous calls from anxious Hillier
Park residents who said they knew litle about the new
service and feared it would not meet the needs of the
A CHILD DROWNED...The circumstances
surrounding the death of litle Allan James Gosden, the
11 months old son of Mr and Mrs William Gosden, of
Gawler Blocks, on Monday afernoon, are very pathetc.
Mrs Gosden went to milk the cows, and fearful lest
they should kick the litle boy, who could just toddle,
she lifed him over the fence out of danger and called
out to her litle daughter to look afer him.
Immediately she had ﬁnished milking and had taken
the milk to the house, she asked the litle girl where
Allan was, she replied that he was asleep.
But knowing that was not the case she ran out to the
yard and found him lying at the botom of the water
100 YEARS AGO
If you're a poet and you know it
If you have a poem to contribute to The Bunyip, send it to
PO Box 160, Gawler 5118, or email@example.com
It's on again
The Gawler Show, of course
You will see every man and horse
Competition is what it brings
Entries to be all sorts of things.
They scratch their heads what to
Will it be orange or chocolate cake
Something you have made and are
If it is outstanding, will draw the
So much to see, what can I say
Get the family together and go
Kids will be good, do nothing
Sideshow alley, is a big treat
The arena, sit, have a bite to eat
Leave the clouds, and rain behind
Hoping for another day of
Margaret Che rs
Local poets sought for awards
ASPIRING wordsmiths are encouraged
to enter the Gawler Poetry competi-
The Gawler Council-run competition is
encouraging poets to submit their work,
with the topic of this year's contest 'celebra-
There will be three categories in this year's
competition, with adults receiving $175 for
first prize, while the winners in the youth
($150) and junior ($80) sections will also
Entries must be original and previously
unpublished, with poets allowed to submit
up to two separate poems.
All entries should be typed and accom-
panied by a completed entry form, with
entrants asked to send three copies of each
The title of each piece must appear on
both the poem and entry form for identifi-
Youth and junior section entries must be
co-signed by parent, guardian or teacher,
while authors should retain a copy of their
poems, as entries will not be returned.
Copyright remains with the author but
the Gawler Public Library reserves the right
to publish winning entries.
Entries for the competition close next Fri-
day, August 29.
For more information, visit the Gawler
Council's website (gawler.sa.gov.au).
-- Carl Pfeiffer
Students cast an eye to Asia
The Trinity College Lion Dance Troupe, organised by Chinese teacher Phillip Ong, will
feature in OzAsia's Moon Lantern Festival this year.
PHOTO: Kimberley Pratt
from growing in teamwork, stage
performance, conﬁdence, ﬂexibility
on last-minute change, physical
strength and stamina, as well as
understanding more about Chinese
culture and martial arts that is
required to do lion dance.
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