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* ON THIS DAY, JANUARY 11, 1902 *
Mary Schippan reached Angaston ten minutes
after midnight in charge of Plain Clothes Constable
Beckmann, of North Adelaide and Corporal Rum-
ball, of Angaston. She was taken to the lockup and
lodged in the cell, where she changed her clothes.
She was rather dejected during the trip from Tow-
itta and was very tired with the excitement and the
roughness of the journey. Yet she spoke in reply to
questions as calmly and with as much self-posses-
sion as she evinced during her evidence, and when
she heard the charge of murder of her sister, read
to her. Constable Beckmann accompanied her by
the early coach and they reached Adelaide by train
at 9.25 a.m. that day. Reports received from Tow-
itta stated there was a most painful scene between
the parents and the daughter at parting. The
mother clasped her daughter in her arms and both
cried bitterly. Mary said, “I did not do it, mother!”
And both parents replied, “We know you did not,
girl.” Mary obtained some clothes for the journey
and the party drove off, Mrs Schippan, for whom
much sympathy is felt, exclaiming, “I have lost two
daughters at once.”
From “The Leader” - Thursday, January 10, 1952
Angaston School Duces
Ian Foster and Prudence White topped the
Angaston School honour list last year and at final
meeting of the Welfare Club they received the Rev.
John Hannay prizes. Mr A. C. Schulz, Chairman
School Committee, distributed Progress Certificates
and thanked Mr Dempster, his staff and other work-
ers. Road Safety trophies went to Roland Schulz,
Beryl Dempster and Peter Richardson. Piano solos
were contributed by Janet Holmes and Roma Dittrich.
Mrs G. H. Saegenschnitter, of Stonefield, in a cheery
note this week says not much rain has resulted from
recent heavy thunderstorms. Mr Saegenschnitter’s
health has compelled him to give up heavy farming
and he now keeps sheep, a few cows and some fowls.
Mr and Mrs D. Bradock, Ann and Kay, of Tailem
Bend, were guests of Mr and Mrs W. Fritsche of
Mr K. Dahlenberg and family, Greenock, spent a
few days at Pt. Parham during the holidays.
Mr Bill Irvine. Adelaide, spent a week with his
parents, Mr and Mrs R. J. Irvine, Truro.
Supt. Walsh, Acting Police Commr. and two oth-
er police officials attended last meeting of Barossa
Vintage Festival Committee to consider traffic ar-
rangements. Today they will inspect the area and
consider parking and other problems. Last day for
the Vintage Queen nominations is February 29.
Mr and Mrs A. Bell and Rex, Greenock, spent a
fortnight at Fisherman’s Bay during the vacation.
Mr H. W. Hage, Angaston, tried out his home-built
boat during the holidays and returned with a good
catch of River fish.
Miss June Hoskins was presented with a sweets
set by M.C. J. Colmer when she was tendered an
informal farewell evening at Mr and Mrs Colmer’s
home, Truro prior to her departure to Largs Bay.
She was formerly teaching at Angaston and will go
to the Grange School.
Denise Claire, daughter of Mr and Mrs C. G. Liebig,
Nuriootpa, was christened by Rev. H. F. W. Proeve at
St. Petri Church on Sunday.
Mr A. Warnest, Angaston, has returned from a visit
to M.C. J. and Mrs Schwerdt, Strathalbyn.
Letters to the editor
The NBI principle
The reality of the Australian Transport
Safety Bureau’s latest recommendation
that 25,000sqkm of the Southern Indian
Ocean to the north of the current area be
searched in relation to “MH370 not in the
zone” suggests to me that they are now
applying the NBI principle, “No b..... idea”!
Pleased with On The Run
I am very heartened by the article about
On The Run in The Leader on December
21. The proposal put out by On The
Run for its Tanunda site was not in the
good interests of the area and the local
businesses also in that vicinity.
With the many objections from the
Community and the action taken by
The Barossa Council, a sensible outcome
has been achieved with On The Run
withdrawing itís proposal to the Tanunda
The CEO of The Barossa Council, Mr
Martin McCarthy is to be commended
for looking at this proposal from a strong
Barossa outlook with heritage matters in
The Barossa community has prevailed.
Congratulations to all who took an
May I point out that the Australian
Pension was implemented after the Great
Depression to help men support their
families until the economy picked up!!
Today, most people have worked 60-
70 years, paid their taxes and deserve to
retire - leaving jobs vacant for the youth
Politicians need to have a reality check
on employment (lack of) and the cost of
living, and should not have exorbitant
benefits that should be reduced to the
same as “ordinary” people. (Pensioners
are permitted to work 15 hours per week.)
Politicians can obtain another job and
stull receive full support! Who is ripping
off the system?
Unemployment benefits should be
temporary, until work is found - but where
there is minimal work, what then?
Stop giving the minority group
multispousal payouts; stop paying
pensions to overseas people who receive
Create employment, bring back
conscription and apprenticeships.
The official definition of Christmas is
“an annual festival commemorating the
birth of Jesus Christ”.
Festive banners displayed in the streets
of Adelaide this year made the statement
“very merry”. (Christmas obvious by
The official definition of idiot is “a person
with profound intellectual disability
having a mental age below three years
and generally unable to learn connected
speech or guard against common dangers.
The term belongs to a classification system
no longer in use and is now considered
Local government no longer put the
word Christmas on a Christmas banner
but State and Federal Governments’ use
the term idiot, on road signs and in T.V.
I respectfully refrain from using this
“i” word to describe our government
representatives, but it is tempting.
Time for all levels of government
to realise the majority of Australians,
independent of their background or
religion, are respectful tolerant people,
who do not approve of or seek this kind
of intervention on their behalf. They,
including non-Christians, believe the word
“Christmas” to be inoffensive and the word
idiot to be universally offensive.
Poorly researched and constructed
government promotions serve to divide
and offend the majority, in an attempt to
protect a narrow minded minority.
This is neither a moral or vote winning
strategy in my book.
Sewerage dump points
Recently we had the pleasure of the
company of tourists, Stephanie Fuger
and Gray Roberts from England who
were travelling around Australia in their
They asked to stay with us because they
hated commercial caravan parks and did
not wish to stay in either park here in
Being a spokesperson for the CMCA
(Campervan & Motorhome Club of
Australia) for this area, I was keen to ask
a number of questions in relation to their
stay here in the Barossa.
I asked what was the problem with
staying in a caravan park?
They said they “hated being packed in
like sardines”. I guess I can understand
that as I noticed that at least the Tanunda
Caravan Park was packed to the brim
over the Christmas break.
They also stated that they can’t afford
to stay in a caravan park.
They told me that a caravan park
interstate was asking $90 per night!
On a more positive side they said that
they couldn’t speak highly enough about
Tourist Information Centres.
“You can’t just pop in,” Gray said. “They
talk and talk and can’t help you enough.”
I asked about signage in the area and
to my surprise they said it was adequate
They shop in local towns and use
laundromats to wash their clothes.
One big issue was there were no dump
points in the Barossa to dump their black
sewerage water and they were not going
to go to a caravan park to do it.
They also found it difficult to find a
public tap to fill their water tanks. (I
now know they could have gotten it from
Tanunda Oval park)
In the end Stephanie and Gray
backtracked to Mount Pleasant to empty
their waste water at the dump point there.
To be honest, I don’t think this is good
enough for the reputation of the Barossa
Stephanie and Gray stayed only two
nights and had we an alternative low cost
camp for them to stay at, they would have
spent more money in and around the area.
I recently learned, and please correct me
if I am wrong, that the Nuriootpa caravan
park is owned by the council.
The council has told me on a number
of occasions that it wants all tourists to
stay at caravan parks only.
I can’t see why councils can’t own land,
caravan parks, etc. but having said that
they need to be unbiased in their attitude
to allowing other forms of enterprise, i.e.
alternative camping options for tourists.
It makes sense that when our caravan
parks are full and overflowing that the
overflow can be picked up by other options.
Potential tourist dollars just drive
straight out of town!
Our council has a lot on its plate I know,
but guys and girls, you can’t drop the ball
on this one! Happy New Year everyone!
Dog obedience training is crucial, for
both the dog and the owner and training
will start in Kapunda on February 1.
An obedient dog has an easier life and
makes them easier to live with than their
Dog training is not about proving how
much better you are than your dog but it
is a fun way of improving the relationship
you share with your pet, as well as making
them more sociable. Obedience training
is an education in good manners. It is a
means of letting your dog cope better with
it’s immediate environment.
Not only is it more enjoyable to own a
trained dog and be in the company of a
trained dog but did you also know that
local councils reward us with a deduction
in the registration fees? Contact your local
council to find out more.
The Kapunda and Districts Kennel and
Obedience Dog Club is the place to bring
your dog if you would like to train him/her.
The very first training took place in July
1987. Agility training started in 1990 when
the first jumps and agility equipment were
The club not only offers training by
qualified instructors but also takes part in
street parades, demos at local Agricultural
Shows and in the Pet Pep Programme run
by the Australian Veterinary Ass., which
goes to various Primary Schools to teach
students about dogs and how to handle
Puppy classes are a great way to start
interacting your puppy with other dogs
and puppies. All dogs MUST be vaccinated
before they can start any classes so make
sure you bring along the dogs vaccination
papers on your first night. The puppy
classes start at 7 p.m. and are a fun and
social class for you and your puppy.
Learners and Grade 1 and 2 classes
begin at 7.30pm. It is in these classes that
the training really begins. These classes
include the basic exercises: “sit,” ‘stand,”
“down/drop,” “stay,” ‘come,” and “heel”.
Each command plays an important role
in day-to-day communication between the
people and their dogs.
Grade 3, and 4 classes start at 8 p.m.
These classes are to refine what has
already been taught and to start on the
more advanced aspects of dog training.
Training “off lead” begins in these
classes as well as “1 min.” and “3 min.”
stays and the changing of positions.
Anyone that is interested and would like
to go further and compete in Obedience
trials to obtain their “ Companion Dog”
Title or to go even further still, instructors
are trained to help achieve this too.
But remember, practising and using
the exercises that you have been taught is
essential. A dog that “stays” beautifully in
class may ‘act deaf ’ in other environments.
So help him practise anywhere, apply the
skills that you have been taught so he can
join you everywhere and be the companion
you always knew he could be.
Graduation nights are held on the last
Wednesday night of the month. On these
nights the owners and their dogs are
tested to see whether they can graduate
into the next class or if some extra time
in the existing class would be beneficial.
Sausage sizzles are held the following
week when certificates are presented to
the successful dogs and their owners.
At the end of the year a presentation
night is held and all successful dogs and
their owners are presented with trophies.
Last year’s winners were: Non Trialing
Bitch - Harley and Karen Withers.
President’s Award - Jeanette Steinberner.
Most Improved Team - Kirby and David
Chenhall. Encouragement Award - Bahli
and Patrick Kershaw. Non Trialing Dog
Harley and Hollie Coleman. Head
Instructors Award - Jeanette Steinberner
So get involved. Come along on
Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. to
the Kapunda and Districts Kennel and
Obedience Dog Club held on the Dutton
Park Oval, Kapunda.
If you need more information please feel
free to contact: Jenny 8562 3199, Jeanette
8563 3349, Mary Anne 8566 2868 or
Alison 8847 2072.
Kapunda Dog Obedience Training commencing soon
Head Instructor’s Award was
presented to Jeanette Steinberner
by Head Instructor, Marie Kozulic.
Most Improved Team presented
to David Chenhall and his dog,
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