Mildura Weekly : Friday March 13 2015 Vol 9 No 18
22 NEWS MILDURA WEEKLY FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 THIS is a supper cloth with history, dating back 100 years, and bearing the em- broidered names of 100 of Balranald’s finest young men who answered the call of duty for The Great War of 1914-18. And this week, after many years of travelling or being carefully stored away, the supper cloth was re- turned to its place of origin, Balranald, where it will be put on display at the local RSL club. The cloth was made by a group of Balranald women as their menfolk went away to fight. The men signed the cloth, and the women did the embroidery. On comple- tion, the supper cloth was raffled by Red Cross to ob- tain funds for the war ef- fort, and Elsie Doherty (nee Greenham) was the lucky winner. Over the years the family heirloom has been handed down through generations of the Doherty family, mov- ing from home to home across Victoria and NSW, ending up in Braidwood, near Canberra. Current owner, Elsie’s grand-daughter Eileen Mo- loney (nee Dempsey) and her husband Dennis decided that the rightful place for the supper cloth was at its place of origin, in memory of the 100 brave young men, the cream of Balranald’s early settlers, who went away to fight. Only one name hasn’t been embroidered. Eileen and Dennis trav- elled from Braidwood to make the presentation to Balranald RSL earlier this week, in time for the 100 year anniversary of Gallipoli. Historic old supper cloth is back home • THE BRAVE ARE REMEMBERED: The 100-year-old supper cloth that was handed over to Balranald RSL. LEFT: The central emblem and its message: ‘United for Peace, 1915.’ 100-year-old supper cloth to Balranald RSL. LEFT: The central emblem and its message: ‘United for SHIREFocus THE SHIRE ON TWO RIVERS Tel: (03) 5027 5027 | Fax: (03) 5027 5000 | Email: email@example.com P. O. Box 81, Wentworth, N.S.W. 2648. (26-28 Adelaide Street) PETER KOZLOWSKI GENERAL MANAGER ACROSS THE MAYOR’S DESK It has been quite busy in the last month with meetings with the Association of Mining Related Councils, the Planning Assessment Commission and attendance at the Western Division of Councils Annual Conference. Council continues to argue for the development of voluntary planning agreements between councils and mining companies where mining activity impacts on community infrastructure. Recently in Sydney a meeting was held with the Planning Assessment Commission about two mining development variations. A presentation was made to detail council concerns and a decision is expected soon on the Commission’s deliberations. The Western Division Conference dealt with about 20 motions of regional significance and resolved to work more closely in the development of a proposal for further consideration in relation to local government reform in the Far West. Council has also sent a letter to all candidates of the forthcoming NSW State elections about their positions on various subjects. WALK WENTWORTH SING Choirs and singing groups throughout Sunraysia are preparing for a wonderful day of chorus on Sunday 15th March, the final day of the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival. PROGRAM 9.00am - ANGLICAN CHURCH Choral Service 1.00pm - ARTBACK GALLERY AND CAFÉ Rio Vista Social Club – Ukuleles Plus Women in Harmony – Capella Harmonies 2.00pm - WENTWORTH TOWN HALL Sunraysia Community Choir – Big Choir Sound Burundi African Choir – Songs From Africa 3.00pm - ST FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH St Singers – Young Women With Truly Authentic Songs Chinese Choir – Songs From The Chinese Church Community 4.00pm - WENTWORTH UNITING CHURCH HALL Musicality - Songs With Flair Accompanied By Jaunty Ukes CWA Choir Dominic Chorale 5.00pm - WENTWORTH TOWN HALL “Hear those Children Sing!” (Supplemented By Women) Sacred Heart Primary School Wentworth Primary School 6.00pm - ARTBACK GALLERY AND CAFÉ Darryl Exhibition Opening Singalong Session Led by Merrilyn Air And Friends 7.30pm - WENTWORTH TOWN HALL Big Sing Combined Choirs Conducted By Fay White With Items From Gol Gol PS Choir 9.00pm - ARTBACK GALLERY AND CAFÉ Kickback At Artback With Informal Singing Session With Fay White JUNCTION JUNK Easter Sunday 5 April 2015 Wentworth’s very popular town Garage Sale is on again this year. Go through your cupboards, clean out the shed and get ready for a busy morning on the 5 April. Site Fee $20. To register, contact the Visitor Information Centre on 50275080. CAR BOOT SALE & BOUTIQUE MARKET Sunday 22 March 2015 Pomona School Oval Family entertainment; find a bargain or something unique. Barbeque & drinks available. Free Entry & gate prize. To book a site, call 0400240673. PS RUBY CRUISES SENIOR CITIZENS SHORT CRUISES (3) Saturday 14th March 2015 Celebrate Seniors Week with a cruise on a 107 year old Paddlesteamer. Cruises operate from 10.00am-11.00am; Noon-1.00pm; 2.00pm- 3.00pm. Cost $15.00 each AUSTRALIA’S HEARTLAND CRUISE Monday 16th March 2015 Step back in time as you cruise the Darling and Murray Rivers. 3 hour cruise, 10am – 1pm. Cost including lunch $40 each. OVERNIGHT CRUISE Saturday 21 March & Sunday 22 March 2015 Enjoy a relaxing weekend cruising on the Murray River, from Wentworth to Gol Gol and return on this historic Paddle Steamer. Along the way you will journey under the Abbotsford Bridge, stop at Dareton, pass by the Merbein Cliffs and travel through Lock 11. Ruby will moor in Gol Gol for the night before returning to Wentworth the next day. Cost $195 per person twin share including all meals. For bookings and enquiries, telephone the Wentworth Visitor Information Centre on 50275080. 2015 NSW SENIORS WEEK 14 MARCH TO 22 MARCH 2015 Thursday 19 March 10.30am -11.30am Celebrating its 57th year, NSW Seniors Week is the largest festival for seniors. Australian Inland Botanic Gardens is showing the 7 finalists’ films from the Young at Heart “It’s Your Call” Short Film Awards. The awards recognise older actor’s contribution to the Australian film industry. All welcome, catch up with friends or make new ones. Free Entry. COUNCIL MEETING Wednesday 18 March 2015 Residents and ratepayers are advised that the next Council meeting will be held on the 18 March 2015 to commence at 9.00am. Business papers will be available on our website or from Council Offices located at 26- 28 Adelaide Street Wentworth. COUNCIL MEETING Wednesday 22 April 2015 Residents and ratepayers are advised that the April Council meeting will be held on the 22 April 2015 to commence at 9.00am. Business papers will be available on our website or from Council Offices located at 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth. 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