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* ON THIS DAY, JANUARY 13, 1964 *
Mr Clive LePage was appointed as the new Clerk
of the District Council of Angaston (now The Barossa
From “The Leader” - Thursday, January 13, 1972
Ken Stevens to coach
Mr Ken Stevens, former West Torrens League
player will coach Sedan/Cambrai footballers for 1972.
Nuriootpa footy coach
Mr Lyle Gerlach will be the football coach for the
Nuriootpa Rover Football Club for the 1972 season;
he has been coach for the last two seasons.
Mr and Mrs Dubois are
farewelled at Angaston
Mr and Mrs I. Dubois, of Angaston, were presented
with a book at a morning social farewell at the Union
Church, Angaston, on Sunday.
Messrs Barry Rasmus and Dave Trinne of
Angaston have returned after holidaying with Mr
Barry Herrmann, Terowie.
Mrs H. R. Roesler, Angaston, was last week’s Cook
of the Week winner with her recipe for mock icecream;
4 ozs. butter, 4 tablespoons castor sugar, a teaspoonful
glycerine, flavouring essence and a small pinch of
cream of tartar and hot water. Ingredients are put
into a basin, boiling water added, mixed by beater
and water added till the mass is akin to whipped
cream. It does not set hard like most mock creams.
Mr and Mrs Errol Herrmann and Grant, of Port
Pirie, have returned home after holidaying in the
Gawler Council has put to the State Govt. its
claims for financial assistance in development as
a residential city. Perhaps Barossa Valley could put
in a stronger claim on the prospect of Angaston,
Nuriootpa and Tanunda ultimately merging in a
new, delightfully situated B.V. city.
New Year’s Eve Dance popular
at Mount McKenzie
Mr and Mrs J. Rundle were lucky spot winners;
Mrs E. Schmidtke and son, Graham were Monte
Carlo winners; Mr Bill Ashenden and daughter, Jane
won the waltz competition and Mr Rex Hearl won
the balloon dance at Mt. McKenzie New Year’s Old
Style Dance on December 31. Mr P. Richardson and
Mr R. Crane were doorkeepers; Mrs J. Thiele sold
tickets; Mr C. Fromm was M.C. Mrs P. Schultz con-
vened the refreshments.
Presentations at Vine Vale Break-up
Christine Yates, Leanne Hindermith and Natalie
Lehmann were Grade 7 pupils who received book
gifts at Vine Vale School break-up. Mr Ireland, H.T.
made the presentations. Mr G. Ahrens, Chairman of
the School Committee, welcomed those present. Mrs
V. Pech was doorkeeper, raising $10.88. A competition
raised $32 and winners were Mrs E. M. Kleemann,
1st; Jim Ford, 2nd; J. Ford, 3rd; D. Fry, 4th; D. L.
Raethel, 5th; Josie Gerlach 6th; Mr Hindermith, 7th
and Edna Bockmann, 8th.
Letters to the editor
I’ve been reading on facebook how people
are not happy lately with council dumping
dolomite on roads with no warning signs.
Good example off Stockwell road near
Blass, gravel everywhere.
Some locals may spot it, but tourists
won’t expect it, not at night with no signs,
or in the rain.
God help motorcyclists and folks towing
caravans around here.
In general, we need to re-look at our
commitment to road safety in the Barossa.
Coming off Research Road onto the
Sturt Highway there are give way signs.
Onto 220 kph two way oncoming traffic
with poor visibility due to poles and trees,
where B doubles rule the road?
How about STOP?
There is no slip lane coming off the
highway to turn onto Research Road and
I have seen first-hand what happens when
a car propped there waiting to turn, gets
rear ended by 40 tonne of semi trailer
And you can still overtake there too.
And how busy will Angaston Farmers
Market get with folks on the main drag
with children wandering around the 80 k
zone before someone takes responsibility
and puts up temporary 25 kph signs every
Saturday - not just “community event”,
that’s not good enough on that cross road?
Some GPS units still take tourists the
back way from Gomersal Road to the resort
via dirt. How very international.
You can still come off the Sturt Highway
and do 110 kph past the TAFE before you
hit a 50k zone at the school.
The list goes on.
Anyone else feel the same way?
“Oldies” are safe drivers
NSW Police Head of Traffic, John
Hartley, is calling for drivers over 70 to
consider whether they really should be
Research statistics out of Adelaide
University say that the crash rates for
drivers, Australia-wide, over the age of
75, are considerably less than for drivers
under the age of 60.
Let’s face it, the “oldies” are highly
unlikely to be under alcohol or drug
influence, talking on mobile phones
or going like the clappers. The actual
statistics say so!
Christmas Parade a well
We wish to congratulate the organisers
of the Barossa Christmas Parade for such
a well run event.
The floats, street stalls and general
atmosphere of public participation were
The cheers for the CFS brigades were
well deserved in light of the horrific fires
just a few days before.
But in all the revelry we wish to
acknowledge and praise the commentary
by Chris Harms.
To start proceedings with the words “We
are here to celebrate the birth of Jesus”
speaks realms in a growing hostile anti
This to us was the highlight of the
evening, as we were spending a few days
here after the Adelaide Test.
Best wishes to Chris and all who
participated in a wonderful evening.
RAY and LYN ALSOP,
Not quite celebration
Gawler Council has made great efforts
to promote what they say is a “Green Light
to Council’s Options for Gawler East Link
Road”, but I have concerns about what
they are not promoting, such as:
● DPTI have re-examined all three
options and concluded that the original
DPTI option is the preferred option.
● DPTI have estimated Councils’ options,
the Eastern and Eckerman alignments,
will cost an additional $5million; this is
not including costs of land acquisitions and
completing the studies for both proposed
alignments which will all be additional
● The Government refuses to contribute
more money and will only allow Gawler
Council to pursue its preferred options if
council pays the bill for the extra costs,
which will likely raise rates for residents.
It should be noted that currently Gawler
rates are already the highest of the
surrounding three councils.
● Additionally, there is no guarantee
that if the Eastern or Eckerman alignment
is completed that the road will continue
to Tiver Road, meaning the higher rates,
environmental damage, loss of people’s
homes, etc. will be for nothing.
Not quite the celebration for the people
of Gawler as it appears to be for council.
Pray for rain
It was very refreshing to read about
Maggie Beer’s life after reading about the
devastating Pinery fire with the loss of
lives, burns, property and livestock and
the experiences the CFS encountered.
My sympathy goes out to them. Then
there were the deaths after people being
silly enough to think they would have fun
taking drugs, when will they learn.
It has been a very dry season so we will
need to pray for rain.
I wish everyone a Happy New Year.
Barossa plants and
I am currently writing an innovative
book promoting the links between Barossa
plants and wildlife.
Should you have a story or tale to share
which would highlight any links between
our local plants and wildlife, I would be
pleased to hear from you for possible
inclusion in the book.
My research to date has led me to
interview over fifty people seeking their
local experience and insights, and this book
will be an expression of that invaluable
bank of community knowledge.
An example of the type of story I am
seeking would be that of the bronzewing
pigeon, which can often be found in stands
of Golden wattle/Acacia pycnantha, one of
their favourite habitats.
Bronzewings seek out the fallen seed
in the leaf life (formerly ‘leaf litter’) on
the ground as well as using these trees
to shelter from predators.
I can be contacted on chall.tanunda@
gmail.com or 8563 0328. Any successful
contributions will be gratefully
acknowledged in the book.
Good numbers for Vacswim
Five and a half year old Eve Nash, of Nuriootpa with
Vacswim instructor, Kylie Minge during a Level 1 class
at The Rex Barossa in Tanunda last Friday.
More than 250 students
aged between 5 and 15 were
enrolled for the annual seven
day Vacswim programme
held at The Rex Barossa
Aquatics and Fitness Centre
It was one of several
locations where the basic
fundamentals of water safety,
survival skills and basic
strokes were taught during
state government funded
lessons that were held in local
pools including Angaston,
Eudunda and Kapunda.
Older students achieved
bronze, silver or gold
medallions as part of the
Royal Life Saving’s higher
Carly Monaghan, Vacswim instructor in charge,
shows 13 year old Mitchell Manning, of Tanunda
first aid using a mannequin as part of the Royal Life
Saving Society’s higher awards programme.
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