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THE Gawler Garden Club recently held its
monthly meeting and members braved the cold
to hear guest speaker Andrew Ho man give a
talk on hedging plants.
Mr Ho man gave advice on which tools are
best suited to keeping hedges neat, the best
shears to use and placed various examples of
plants on display.
Members were also reminded of the bus trip
to Sophie Thomson's garden on October 4.
Tickets for the trip cost $35 and must be paid
by next month's meeting.
On the agenda for September's meeting
is guest speaker Wayne Richard, who will be
talking about ferns.
For more details and bookings, phone
THE Barossa and Districts Justices Group will
hold its next meeting at the Zion Lutheran Hall
in Angaston next Wednesday at 7.30pm.
The meeting will include a training session
to update members on the Advance Directive
Form and witnessing procedure.
The last meeting was held in the Barossa
Council chambers on June 16 and was the
group's biannual annual meeting.
Guest speaker for the evening was Yung
Neitschke and she spoke about her journey as a
refugee from Vietnam to Australia.
It was noted that the group's witnessing of
documents is increasing and it requires extra
volunteers to organise the roster.
To be eligible, volunteers must belong to a
group or have a membership with the Royal
Association of Justices of South Australia.
Also mentioned on the evening was the state
body's annual meeting at St Jacobi Lutheran
School on October 25, which will be hosted by
the local group later this year.
THE Gawler History Team held its elections last
Thursday at the group's annual meeting.
Brian Thom and Nicole Stomaci were both
re-elected as chairman and deputy chairperson,
and Michael Denison was re-elected as
Ian McDonnell, Paul Barnet and Robert
Laidlaw will also remain as executive members
and Ray Hicks was elected the new
Former Gawler pharmacist Humphrey George
gave an enthralling speech on the night
about pharmacy practices and it has been
documented with photos on the Gawler History
Anyone interested in viewing the address can
do so at gawler.nowandthen.net.au under the
title of 'Pharmacy in Gawler and 5000 years of
Meals on Wheels
THE Gawler branch of Meals on Wheels held a
commemorative dinner for its volunteers on
August 4 to highlight 50 years of service to the
Guest of honour at the dinner was Dr Bruce
Eastick, who was involved with establishing the
branch and was its rst chairman.
Miss Doris Taylor was the founder of Meals
on Wheels in South Australia and she and the
Gawler Rotary Cub, with the support of the
Town of Gawler, had the building running and
the rst meals cooked and delivered in Gawler
in a short time.
A GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON IN OUR AREA
August 13 -- Gawler
Flicks Night, 6.45pm,
includes a glass of
wine and serving
of fudge, bookings
August 14 -- Gawler
Art Award -- viewings
at the Gawler
commence and run
until September 21.
Gold coin entry, open
Thursday to Sunday.
August 16 -- Gawler
at the Grenville Hub,
Elizabeth. Old style
and new vogue, $7
entry plus a plate
of supper to share.
Enquiries to 8522 7203
or 0400 544 527.
August 22 -- Blue
Light Disco, 7pm
to 10pm (lock-in) at
the STARplex, $6
or at the door on
the night, ages 8-17
years old. Enquiries to
August 23 -- St
Quiz Night, 7pm
at the school. BYO
drinks and nibbles,
$10 a ticket, no more
than 10 people per
team. To book call
0417 829 823.
August 27 -- Gawler
Council, 9am at the
Lions Rooms, Gawler
Contact 8522 2608.
ANGEL is the Animal
Welfare League's Pet of
A stunning two-year-
old Siberian husky/
American stafy whose
eyes will grab your
atenton frst, Angel’s
will then surely win you
She loves to explore
the big wide world and
experience new things,
so will need to fnd a
loving family who will
make sure she has lots
of enrichment toys to
Angel is very smart
and loves to learn.
An expert cuddler, be
sure to come and spend
some tme with Angel
-- you'll fall in love
and health checked,
come and meet
Angel at the AWL at
1-19 Cormack Road,
Wingfeld (8348 1300).
tmes are 10am to 3pm,
seven days a week.
OF THE WEEK
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
Cold August mornings in SA
In Yunta, the mercury hit an all time low
of minus six degrees --
The residents must have felt on waking
like deeply frozen peas!
On Mount Lofty it hailed and snowed
while children built a snowman
which on the television news they showed.
MEALS ON WHEELS, THIRD ANNIVERSARY – JULY 4, 1967
The Founder of Meals on Wheels SA Inc, Miss Doris Taylor (seated), who atended the occasion, is in the
company of Gil Harnet (Gawler branch president), along with Ivy and Bob Lally.
Can you provide any further information about this photograph?
If so, ring Stan (8523 0158) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
View more Gawler history on website gawler.nowandthen.net.au
THE Gawler Quilting Circle celebrated the end of a successful year with a
Christmas-in-July-themed meeting last month.
In the group's last meeting before its AGM at the end of this month, themed
activities were held and guest speaker Zara Sneidze presented many of her
Zara gave inspiration to all with her relaxed approach to constructing a
number of complex and well-designed quilts.
The group had a busy year, which started with its exhibition as part of the
Textile Arts Weekend last October, where nearly 200 quilts made by members
Several workshops were held throughout the year and were conducted by
experienced teachers, which gave members the chance to learn new skills.
A bus trip in early 2014 also provided the opportunity to visit some shops
farther from Gawler and add to fabrics and other quilting needs.
While quilting is the group's primary focus, members use their abilities to
give back to the community by designing quilts each year for donation to
community groups in need, such as Fred's Van and Anglicare.
Quilts are also donated to be prizes in ra es conducted by sports clubs and
other worthy groups.
Now that the year is over, the group is encouraging new members to join
and is seeking interesting speakers to attend this year's workshops.
THE commencement of World War I was the
theme for the Lyndoch & District Historical
Society's July meeting.
Over 40 people attended and heard
the names of the 64 men on the Lyndoch
Honour Board who went to war, eight of
whom never returned.
Wreaths were laid at the WWI memorial
cross in the garden of remembrance and the
Australian ag was raised in honour of the
Afternoon tea was enjoyed after the
meeting with much fellowship and the
Sounds Familiar Choir sang a medley of old
The only disappointment on the day was
the response from people regarding the
replacement cross on the memorial, after the
original cross was vandalised in 2013.
The stonemasons chose a piece of grey
marble with unsightly dark veins through it,
instead of the usual pure-white marble, and
the Barossa Council has not responded to
the society's concerns.
A pamphlet on the men who went to the
war was released for sale and it gave some
details of where and when the men served
and what happened to them during the war.
The society would appreciate any further
information the public can share on these
men and their families; in particular,
photographs are being sought of the men
from Lyndoch and district.
The society has a scanner and would be
happy to take copies and return any
For further information, contact either
Anne Hausler (8524 5002) or Malinda
Melbourne (8524 5353).
Wreaths laid at the Lyndoch memorial in
remembrance of local soldiers who fought
New president Julie Tekell is congratulated by the Hon John Dawkins MLC.
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