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What’s your New Year’s resolution?
“To be happy, healthy
and fit for the ripple effect
to go through my family
“To de-clutter, because I
do collect a lot of things. I am
still going to keep the good
things I use and get rid of
the things I don’t.”
“I’m going to do
ToughMudda. It’s great for
team work, I just need to
build up my upper body
“To get fit and healthy and
Letters to the editor
The purpose of
All across this great nation, there is a
hive of activity as the RSL Sub Branches
and other organisations are making big
plans to commemorate the Centenary of
ANZAC on April 25, 2015.
Imagine the embarrassment and disgust
I felt when, on reading the article “RSL
stoush over statue”, in a city newspaper,
28/12/2014, I discovered that the RSL Sub
Branch I belong to and have represented
and worked for, is threatening to deny
the local community of even a basic dawn
I can stay silent no longer; Shame on
you the Committee of the RSL Gawler Sub
Branch for even considering such a threat!
This day is not yours! It is not about the
RSL Gawler Sub Branch, nor is it about
the Gawler South “Digger” Memorial
or Monument. It is about honouring
those who fell in the service of their
It is a day where we give thanks
to those brave men and women and
celebrate our democracy and our
belief in fairness, justice and equality.
It is not a day where people play
This is not the spirit of an RSL and
definitely not the spirit of ANZAC!
ANZAC Day belongs to the people and
the community. It is theirs to reflect and
remember the qualities which Australians
have seen their forces exhibit in war.
And these qualities cluster around
several ideas, namely, endurance, courage,
ingenuity, good humour, and, of course,
These qualities collectively constitute
what is described as the Anzac Spirit.
The Anzac Spirit is all about helping
others. Some call it teamwork and others
call it leadership, but it's just about
recognising what the right thing to do
is and getting out there and doing it for
On this day, ANZAC Day, it is
the responsibility of the RSL to
If the RSL Gawler Sub Branch chooses
not to commemorate ANZAC Day with a
dawn service, I will still be at Pioneer Park
at 6.15 a.m. on April 25 and I am confident
people from the Gawler and surrounding
communities will demonstrate the
ANZAC Spirit and be at the Cenotaph to
commemorate with me.
We will remember them.
Now that the war is over
So now that the thirteen year old war
in Afghanistan is officially over, having
resulted in thousands of deaths of both
defence forces and civilians, and the vast
majority of the country still under Taliban
control, could someone explain what has
been gained, other than vast profits for
the arms manufacturers?
I have sent some photos to The Leader
showing recent environmental vandalism.
I hope you can find space to print my
objection to this irresponsible activity.
On December 27, I found Christmas
celebration rubbish dumped on the side
of Pine Drive West, Nuriootpa.
The Council Refuse Depot is on Pine
Drive East - and it would not be reasonable
to expect the Depot to be open.
There are plenty of bins in Nuriootpa
and at the roadside rest station. Why
would anyone think that it is a reasonable
thing to dump rubbish on roadsides?
In October, someone dumped their old
carpet, an underlay on Pine Drive West
and now the Christmas rubbish - the
family have a little girl who received a
toy sewing machine and a Santa shaped
The Dad received a combination Stanley
lunchbox and thermos pack because all the
boxes and all the wrapping paper were
there to be identified.
They drank Orange Crush, chocolate
milk, Golden North ordinary milk and
fed their cat - after taking the time and
expense to celebrate a family Christmas it
would be far better to show their daughter
how to behave responsibly and put rubbish
in a bin!
South Australian fires
I write to The Leader in regard to the
recent bushfires in South Australia.
The fires have been devastating to local
communities and have caused a high loss
of property and displaced many families.
My gratitude goes out to the Country
Fire Service (CFS) and other emergency
services in helping to defend life and
Given the devastation caused by the
bushfires the following government
departments and services can be contacted
for assistance: SA Bushfire Recovery
hotline 1800 302 787; Insurance Council
of Australia 1800 734 621; CFS hotline
1300 362 361.
The Commonwealth and the South
Australian Governments are providing
assistance through the jointly-funded
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery
Should you wish to make a donation
to the Bushfire Emergency Relief Fund
please go to the official website.
My thoughts go out to all that have lost
property, pets and livestock during the
Please contact my office on 8284 2422
if you require further assistance.
NICK CHAMPION, MP.
In a city newspaper it was reported
on January 5 stating: “They (protesters)
have no idea how much their actions hurt
soldiers who fought in that (Vietnam) war
- young people like themselves who were
only doing what their country asked of
Points to be made are as follows:
(1) The “war” was an illegal war and
(2) The “young people” who were drafted/
conscripted were not “doing what their
country asked of them”. They were doing
what their country told/ordered them to do.
(3) And this is the most important point
(that many of like minded Vietnam Vet
mates fail to understand), protesters (like
myself) were not protesting against the
conscripted or regular soldiers fighting
in Vietnam, we were protesting against
our country being involved in Vietnam
in the first place.
We weren’t “all the way with LBJ”!
It is truly time that thinking Vietnam
Vet mates, distinguish between the two
* ON THIS DAY, JANUARY 7, 1865 *
Captain Richard Rodda’s daughter, Harriet, sold
the Penrice Mill to her brother-in-law, E. W. Rob-
erts after she took out mortgages with W. Salter
and P. F. Basedow on February 15, 1861, but these
were honoured before she sold the mill.
From “The Leader” - Thursday, January 7, 1971
300 bales of hay go in fire
Fire on the Angaston properties of Messrs Ken
Boehm, Claude Hausler, Brian Hurn and Clarrie
Hage on December 17 destroyed feed and around
300 bales of hay. It occurred about 9.30 a.m. and
was so efficiently handled by willing helpers that
it was out in about an hour. The owners were ap-
preciative of the prompt response.
Extend B. & L. football season
There will be a longer B. & L. football season
for 1971 according to decision at the Assn. meet-
ing on Tuesday.
The season will start on April 24 but will continue
longer. On the June 12 holiday the B. & L. Assn.
have a team to play at Tantanoola versus the Mid
South East League and there will be no club matches
that weekend. July 3 will be the second round of
the Carnival, with no club games and there will be
no club matches on July 24. The actual programme
will be similar to 1969 with all ovals in use.
Kapunda Football Club advised that the floor of
the dressing rooms is now 576 square feet and will
be completed before start of the season. Angaston
club’s new shower rooms will also be ready for
start of this season. Annual meeting will be held
at Greenock on February 9.
Towitta welcome to newly
About 60 Towitta residents gave a welcoming
tea for two newly married couples on December 11.
Mr A. H. Rothe congratulated the newly weds,
Mr and Mrs Neil Neumann and Mr and Mrs H.
The tea was buffet style and held in Towitta
Mr Rothe welcomed Mrs Glastonbury and Mr
and Mrs Neumann to the district. The couples
expressed thanks to residents.
Angaston Christmas Lights
The coloured lighting competition at Angaston
attracted keen interest and some beautiful entries.
Mr S. R. Gregory was winner with Mrs T. Hinsley
Mrs H. R. Roesler, Angaston, won Angaston
Traders’ shop window competition.
Father Christmas was officially welcomed by
Mr W. Goodchild, Chairman of Angaston District
Council on the gaily lit balcony of the Angaston
Branch of the National Bank. Children later re-
ceived free sweets.
Mrs Ida Schulz, Penrice, celebrated her 80th
birthday on December 20.
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