Promising performance: Eagles give City a scare

11-07-2018 by admin

Alex Webster looks to pass during Saturday’s loss to Orange City. Photo by Steve Gosch.Cowra’s two-point loss at Pride Park against Orange City on Saturday won’t harm their confidence or momentum, as the Eagles continue to develop as a force to be with reckoned with during this season’s Blowes Clothing Cup.
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Cowra were the dominant side for the majority of the second half and were able to reduce a 14-point deficit in the 55th minute to just two at the final siren, when the scores read 26-24 in favour of the Lions.

A defiant defensive effort during the final 25 minutes helped City to hold on as the Eagles mounted countless attacking raids in search of 15 points which would see them steal victory.

After plenty of sustained pressure and a number of penalties – Cowra enjoyed an 8-2 penalty count in their favour in the second half alone – they did get within reach, through Tom Dewhurst and Adam Higgins in the 60th and 76th minutes respectively.

But, the Lions held firm in the shadows of full-time to claim a gritty win.

“We played the full 80 minutes, which was an aim of ours and encouraging but we went away from our game-plan a little bit which we haven’t done for the last three weeks, we’ll look at that,” Cowra coach Troy Hayes said.

“The last 10 minutes was pretty good but we needed to fix up some things in the 70 minutes before that. We missed goals and made silly errors, but they’re things to look at for next weekend now.”

After a scoreless opening 17 minutes Ben Wright barged his way over to give the Lions the lead on the back of sustained pressure, built from Orange City finally putting some phase-play together.

Every time they did so in the game, they scored.

Cowra hooker Ethan Cartwright cancelled Wright’s try out just three minutes later though, and fullback Alex Webster’s conversion tied things up at 7-7.

Cameron Cole and Feleti Wolfgramm crossed in the 31st and 35th minutes respectively, before Eagles skipper Chris Miller was shown yellow for using his boots just before half-time.

Dwyer missed one conversion and Keegan Harding slotted the other despite kicking it off the ground and it being touched mid-air, for Orange City to lead 19-7 at the break.

Matt Spicer opened the scoring in the second half, crossing out wide, but Lions replacement prop Sena Fatai hit back for his side five minutes later.

The Eagles shifted up a gear with Dewhurst scoring in the 60th and spent the next 20 minutes camped in Orange City’s half.

Higgins went over after back-to-back penalties with four minutes to go and Webster hit the mark to make it 26-24, but the Lions held strong.

“We certainly looked better in defence than we did against Forbes and there was a lot more enthusiasm,” Orange City coach Steve Hamson said.

“The guys showed plenty of heart in that one. The set-piece was quite good too, our scrum finally moved forward at times.”

Orange City Lions 26 (Ben Wright, Cameron Cole, Feleti Wolfgramm, Sena Fatai tries; Keegan Harding 2, Sam Dwyer conv.) defeated Cowra Eagles 24 (Ethan Cartwright, Matt Spicer, Tom Dewhurst, Adam Higgins tries; Alex Webster 2 conv.)

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‘Bad news for crooks’: Grange responds to Minyip police changes

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Yarriambiack Cr Terry Grange is pleased Minyip Police Station will be manned from May 29. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRIYARRIAMBIACK Shire CouncillorTerry Grange has put criminalson notice after Victoria Police announced it had filled a long-standing officer vacancy at Minyip.
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The town’s police station has been unmanned since August 2014.

Victoria Police advertised three times for a station officer, and announced last week an officer had been appointed and would start work on May 29.

Police are still working through final details before they can announce the officer’s name.

Cr Grange, who has campaigned for an officer in the town sinceDavid Flannery transferredacross the state about 20 months ago, said the news generated confidence.

“I’mvery excited.Superintendent Paul Margetts gave it to me in writing a few months ago that he was committed to keeping the Minyip station option, and he’s delivered on that,” he said.

“The community is very pleased. It is good news for residents, good news for the police force, and bad news for the crooks.

“I don’t know if crime spiked without an officer, but I suspect people were aware there were no police in the town.

“The whole point now is, the game is over –there’s police coming in and anycrooks better move on.”

Cr Grange said having a police officer living and working in the town would make residents feel safer.

“It’s goodfor police too because they know they’ve got support there if they need it,” he said.

“Overall, it’s an outstanding result.

“Thecampaign went on for well over 18 months, and it took a fair bit out of me, but that’s life.

“It waswell worth it.”

Cr Grange said there were positives for Murtoa Police Station also, with construction for a new station due to start within six months.

The current station is an old portable building, similar to a classroom.

The state government confirmed in its April state budget the station would be replaced, but has not released how much money it will invest.

Cr Grange said he understood the project would cost about $2.5 million.

“It’s very exciting, and is another win for our communities and the police,” he said.

“I firmly believe if you have good places for staff to work,you’ll attract people to work in the town.”

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Ten years of pro comp at Knights

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Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager Dylan Beach with 17-year-old Port Elliot surfer Aden Arens getting a few waves in at Port Elliot’s Knights Beach earlier this week.Bodyboardersare hoping the recent run of perfect surfing conditions willcontinuefor the 10thannual Knights Beach Pro in two weeks’ time.
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Over the last decade the Knights Beach Pro has become a recognisedsporting eventnot just locally, but nationally, and its success is due in part to stronglocal support.

Victor Harbor’s Dylan Beach has competed in almost every Knights Pro since its inception, and this year he has taken on the role of Australian Bodyboarding Association general manager.

Dylansaid the Knights shore break is one of the most spectacular in the country, making the event a hallmarkstop on the Australian professional bodyboarding tour.

“I think the progressionfrom the very first Knights Beach Pro, when we only had 20 guys competing,to now where we’ve got the world’s best riders and about 60 competitorsis amazing,” Dylan said.

“We’ve got guys coming from Portugal, Brazil, Hawaii andall around Australia. That’s been a pretty big stepping stone in terms of the event.

“It’s been an evolutionover the last 10 years andthrough the South Australian Bodyboard Clubthe local contingency of riders is only getting stronger and it’s only getting more competitive.

“Knights is such a consistent wave in terms of quality, it’s definitely a favourite of all of the travelling riders.”

Local competitorMarshall Watson is the only South Australian to win a Knights Pro, taking it out in 2013. Riding alongside Marshall this year will be 17-year-old Port Elliot bodyboarderAden Arens.Aden said he would be “stoked” to get through a couple of heats in the professional category.

“I’m really looking forward to the event and getting to meet some of the pros,” Aden said. “There’s always a good atmosphere and just about every bodyboarder in SA will be coming down to watch it.”

Dylan said Aden will be one to watch. “His surfing has improved in leaps and bounds, and it’s only going to get better,” Dylan said.“You see him progressing and pushing himself, so I think he’s got a pretty good chance of taking out one or two divisions, whether it is pro junior or state titles.”

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Variety brings sunshine to Bendigo

19-04-2019 by admin

Variety brings sunshine to Bendigo Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.
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Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo. Alexia Fisher, 3 from Axedale, has come to farewell her Grandma.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

Variety 4WD Trek at Kalianna School Bendigo.

TweetFacebookChloe, year 10, tells us about her favourite excursion at Kalianna in #bendigopic.twitter南京夜网/tCVAHyRwaw

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— Emma D’Agostino (@amassedmedia) May 16, 2016Paul Dibb explains what’s gone into his Mad Max car for the Variety 4WD Bash (1/2) pic.twitter南京夜网/XqnmZAvSUy

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Communities must plan for energy changes now

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Last week represented the end of an era. The closure of Port Augusta’s coal fired power stations and mine in SA provides NSW Hunter Valley communities with an important lesson. Like the Hunter, the Port Augusta community has a proud history of supplying South Australia with coal power over the last 50 years.
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UNCERTAIN: Port Augusta shows job losses at short notice can happen at power stations as well. The Hunter needs to plan for such transitions today.

But in these rapidly changing times, coal companies can close power stations and mines at very short notice, and they can’t be relied upon to give workers and communities a fair and just transition. All too often – when power stations close their doors for the last time, the community is left with very little to show for decades of hard work. In the case of the Port Augusta mine, there is no transition plan in place, and only $1 million in support for affected families provided by the state government.

With less than a year’s notice, and constantly changing closure dates, the Port Augusta workers and their families had little chance to plan for the future. As a community, we need to start planning for the energy transition Australia is currently experiencing right now, and we need the government on board to help.

We know that the size and scale of the mines is not necessarily a guarantee of the chances of the transitions being fairly managed. Northern and Playford power stations historically provided 35% of South Australia’spower. These power stations, along with the nearby Leigh Creek mine and the rail supplying it, have provided employment for nearly500 people.Yet, in what is becoming a painfully familiar story, many workers first found out about the closures via the media. Before that, many in the community believed the power stations would keep operating for many years. This lack of certainty often leads to stress for workers and their families.

The Hunter has already started to experience this, as major mining companies respond to the falling coal price and local communities respond to changes in the energy market.

Anglo American announced late last year that it was undertaking a global restructuring, axing85,000 jobsworldwide. They subsequently cut jobs atDrayton. BHP laid off290 workersat Mt Arthur, and Glencore mothballed Bulga with400 jobs lost. Peabody’s international financial woes may lead totroublein Australia, threatening the 500 jobs at its Wambo mine. Port Augusta shows job losses at short notice can happen at power stations as well. The Hunter needs to plan for such transitions today.

But on the positive side, Port Augusta offers an example of the community creating proposals for new industries well ahead of the government. TheRepower Port Augustaalliance of community groups, unions, Port Augusta Council and local business groups have a proposal to build solar thermal plants and wind turbines, producing baseload power for South Australia and employing hundreds of people. They have been campaigning for years to get government support to make it happen. Unfortunately the state and federal governments have only now started seriously thinking about supporting this proposal – too late to smooth the transition for Port Augusta workers losing their jobs.

There are many opportunities for new jobs in new industries in the Hunter. It’s essential that communities keep coming together to investigate economic development ideas now, and governments come to the table early to plan the transition.

Hannah Aulby is a clean energy campaigner for the Australian Conservation Foundation

Can Jess revive Labor?

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DISCUSSING LOCAL BUSINESS: Lithgow Chamber of Commerce President Mark Hoy, Lucy Hoy withFederal Member for Chifley Ed Husic and Labor candidate for Calare Jess Jennings. Photo: Shannon BellamyIT has been a lean few years for the ALP in the Calare electoratebut Bathurst Regional Council member Jess Jenningsbelieves he might just be the man to put his party back ontrack.
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Cr Jennings already knows who three opponents will bebut the main target will be the Nationals newly anointedAndrew Gee who is currently the State Member for Orange.

Nowhere has the rejection of Labor been more evidentthan across the Lithgow area where the party had struggledto win a single booth in recent elections at all three levels ofgovernment.

And this in what was in the past always regarded asLabor heartland.

But Cr Jennings believes the political wheel is againturning full circle, particularly in Calare where the retirementof Mr Cobb makes it a whole new ball game.

Cr Jennings was a familiar figure in Lithgow during thelast federal election when he campaigned in an environmentallyconscious fashion — by bicycle.

He was back in Lithgow in recent weeks presenting hiscredentials.

His theme was the level of federal neglect of regionaldevelopment generally.

“The Coalition has a history of ignoring the needs ofregional Australia,” he said.

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Former students celebrate 50 years of being teachers

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REUNITED: Tony Hamilton-Foster, who attended the college from 1965-1966 and Nerida Hoy, who has not been back to Wagga since she graduated, are back for the Wagga Teachers College Alumni anniversary. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
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As this group of students entered a new chapter in their lives, the teaching establishment wherethey started their careers ended an important one.

The last three classesof the old Wagga Teachers College have reunited in Wagga to celebrate 50 years since graduation.

More than 120 students from 1965, 1966 and 1967 gathered for three days of activities backwhere it all started.

Former student Bruce Forbes recalled attending lectures from 9am to 5pm and demonstration lessons at Lake Albert Public School when it only had two teachers.

These were the last students to complete the leaving certificate before the new system was implemented and the establishment became the Riverina College of Advanced Education.

Mr Forbes said he witnessed a “youth revolution” with a new group of tattooed students who dressed differently.

“They came driving cars and they had money in their hands,” he said.

The formerstudents attendedformal dinners, city and campus tours, barbecues and plenty of trips down memory lane.

The Wagga Teachers College was established in 1947 after it was converted from defence force barracks.

A 70-year celebration will be held in October next year to recognise the role education has played in the development of Wagga.

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Perth Airport passengers who missed flights due to Antonov An-225 vent frustration

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Passengers walking the final leg to Perh Airport. Photo: Twitter / @DRJM_Fernandez The Antonov An-225 Mriya at Perth Airport. Photo: Brendan Foster
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Passengers who missed their flights or were forced to walk up to four kilometres to get to Perth Airport on Sunday have vented their frustration online after the arrival of the world’s biggest plane caused traffic chaos.

An estimated 16,000 aviation enthusiasts headed to the international terminal on Sunday to witness the 600-tonne Antonov An-225 landing just before midday, leading to traffic being banked up for kilometres around the airport.

The unexpected gridlock caused passengers trying to catch flights to miss their plane or abandon their lift to the airport to walk or run the final kilometres of their journey.

One musician posted on his Facebook that he and another band member were forced to “run one kilometre to the airport with a sh*t tonne of music gear weighing us down” only to make their flight with “no time to spare”.

He said the other four members of the band missed the flight and had to be re-scheduled to depart later that afternoon.

Another social commentator, Ryan Albrey, complained Perth Airport had not done enough to warn passengers of the traffic delays, simply telling travellers to “come a little bit early”.

He also criticised that there were no traffic wardens around the airport to prevent plane spotters from parking their cars on the side of the road.

“Anybody that arrived for a flight today “a little bit early” definitely missed their flights,” Mr Albrey said.

“Airport Drive was a gridlocked car-park for over four kilometres.

“The lady in the car behind me had arthritis and to do as hundreds of others were doing and walk the last four kilometres to the International Terminal wasn’t an option for her.

“It was a fairly significant impact for her. She missed her flight.”

Another passenger, Kylie Peel, posted on Facebook that the traffic chaos had caused her to miss her flight to Melbourne.

“Thank you stupid big plane and all the idiots that had to stop traffic to come and see it,” she wrote alongside a photo of the Antonov AN-225 taken from inside the airport terminal.

A Jetstar spokeswoman said a “handful” of passengers missed their flight to Bali on Sunday and were rebooked on a later service.

Virgin Australia also confirmed some of its passengers missed flights and had to be rescheduled on later flights at no extra charge.

Qantas is yet to comment on how many of its passengers were affected on its Singapore-bound flight.

WAtoday reporter Brendan Foster, who was at the airport during the plane’s arrival, described the scene as a Hollywood post-apocalyptic movie” where people stuck in traffic left their cars to “gaze up at the sky waiting for a meteor to hit.”

The Antonov An-225 is due to depart Perth at 5.30am on Tuesday.

A Perth Airport spokeswoman said passengers had been urged prior to the plane’s arrival on Sunday to get to the airport early and allow extra travel time due to expected spectator traffic.

“Perth Airport expects a lower number of spectators for the departure – due to the early time and weekday slot – however, is urging all travellers to allow extra time to get to Terminals 1 and 2 if travelling on Tuesday morning,” she said.

A Virgin Australia spokeswoman said the airline strongly recommended people travelling on flights on Tuesday morning allowed extra time to arrive at the airport.  Gridlock as world’s largest plane Antonov AN225 lands in Perth. Some forced to walk. Wonder how many missed flight. pic.twitter南京夜网/Cyiuytt8c6— Dr Joseph Fernandez (@DrJM_Fernandez) May 15, 2016

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GRFL – Saints on the board

19-03-2019 by admin

QUAMBATOOK held on for its first Golden Rivers Football League win of season 2016, defeating Moulamein by 12 points.
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In a match involving the competition’s two winless teams, the Saints battled during the final quarter as the Swans kicked three goals and seven behinds with the breeze to almost snatch the club’s first win since round 13, 2014.

Looking for their first win since last season’s preliminary final, the Saints struggled early as Moulamein’s midfielders – led by Xavia Elford – controlled play.

Ryan Standen kicked the opening goal of the match two minutes in, before the Saints switched on.

Led by captain Gregor Knight, Luke Jackson and Dylan Pascoe, the home team began to take advantage of kicking with the breeze.

Jake Lloyd, Quambatook’s newest recruit, controlled proceedings in the forward line as the hosts kicked the next three goals to lead by 15 points at quarter time.

The Saints continued to control the game early in the second term, increasing the lead to 28 points within the first six minutes.

Swans coach, Tony Mudge moved defender Brendan Blackmore to the forward line – a change that paid dividends.

Blackmore kicked the next two goals of the term, cutting the deficit to 14 points at the main break.

Michael Morson reduced the margin to eight points early in the third term, but Knight, Jackson and Lloyd lifted the intensity.

The Saints kicked four of the next five goals of the game, with Knight’s goal before the siren setting up a 30-point lead for the home side with one quarter remaining.

Needing to kick five goals to record the club’s first win in 25 matches, Morson led the Swans’ charge, kicking truly two minutes in.

However, the visitors could not make the most of keeping the ball inside its half of the ground.

The Swans kicked two extra goals and seven behinds for the remainder of the match, with a rushed behind the sole Saints score for the quarter.

Lloyd kicked four goals for the victors, with Knight (two goals), Jackson and Naythan Downing best on ground for the home side.

Blackmore and Morson kicked two goals each for the Swans, with Mudge and Matthew Battenally playing well.

The Saints travel to Macorna after the AFL Victoria Community Championship bye, with the Swans to host Ultima.

Isma revives ‘Roos

FORMER E.G. Hunt Medallist, Tom Isma played his best match of the GRFL season on Saturday, helping reigning premiers, Ultima account for Hay by 12 points.

Isma kicked five goals and was one of the best players on the ground as the ‘Roos fought back in the second half to record a fifth consecutive win of the season and moved to the top of the ladder.

The Lions controlled proceedings in the opening half, leading by 18 points at quarter time and 19 points at the main break.

However, the visitors had registered nine extra scoring shots up to this point of the match – a factor that would not only keep the hosts in the game, but impact on the final result.

Ultima kept Hay goalless in the third quarter, kicking the only three majors of the term to trail by one behind with one term to play.

A tense final quarter eventuated, with Isma and Basil Althouse standing out for the hosts.

Despite the loss, there were plenty of positives for the Lions, including the performance of Ricki Waters, who kicked three goals in his second match for the New South Wales-based side.

Benedict Mahon and Jackson Bishop played well for the victors, with Tim Hanna and Jack Perrignon joining Waters as best players for the visitors.

Ultima will travel to take on the winless Moulamein when competition resumes on May 28, with Hay to host Murrabit.

PACKED: The ball was in there somewhere during the game at Murrabit.

Blues silence rivals

MURRABIT jumped to second spot on the GRFL ladder thanks to a 48-point win against former competition leaders and fierce rivals, Wandella.

Stan Ward (six goals) and Nathan Henry (five goals) led the way for the hosts, who go into the AFL Victoria Community Championship bye with a 4-2 record.

Both sides were evenly matched early in the game, with one point separating the teams at the opening break.

The home side started to control proceedings in the second quarter, kicking four goals to one to open up a 21-point advantage at the main break.

Murrabit broke the game open in the third quarter, kicking five goals to two to increase its lead to 42 points at the final break, with the home side finishing strongly.

Murrabit’s ability to contain Wandella coach, Paul Grayling in front of the Bombers’ goal was key to the win, with the forward only managing one goal for the match.

Greg Dickson kicked two majors for the visitors, with Justin Wilson and Ryan Lancaster standing out.

Ward and Joel Cross were best on ground for the victors, who travel to Hay on May 28.

Wandella fell to third on the ladder as a result of the loss, and take on fellow top four side, Nullawil in 11 days time.

Maroons’ mid-match dominance

MACORNA has dropped to sixth on the Golden Rivers Football League ladder after Nullawil inflicted a third consecutive loss on the former competition leaders.

In a key game for both sides before the AFL Victoria Community Championship break, it was the Maroons who pulled away in the second and third quarters to record a 25-point win.

The match started with high tackling intensity around the contest and was very even. Macorna looked dangerous when they got the ball deep forward with Ethan Tibbles able to hit the scoreboard, while at the other end Austin Hogan was able to convert.

The midfield battle was always going to be crucial, and to help this Nullawil had to restrict the influence of Luke Spalding in the ruck. While he won a lot of hit-outs, Spalding’s taps didn’t result in a tigers dominance in the middle.

After a tight first quarter, the home side was able to pull away in the middle two quarters to put the game beyond reach.

Kyle Doran, Jason Cowland and Tom Fawcett’s rebounding ability across half-back helped create drive, allowing the midfielders to spread with quick ball movement.

Despite having a lack of tall players, the Maroons were still able to score at will, with small forwards Royce Free and Grant Ford lively, along with Daniel Watts through the midfield.

It was evident the Tigers were missing the on-field leadership and hard edge that coach Wayne Mitrovic has, and without him on the field, the visitors lacked the ability to control play.

The Maroons began to dominate clearances by the middle of the third quarter, with Watts and Jack Barry getting first hands on the ball to help increase the lead to 45 points at the last change.

With a huge spray delivered by Mitrovic at the last change, the Tigers responded and showed a glimpse of what they are capable of. They were at their best when the ball got into the hands of Brett O’Hanlon, who used the ball well, and combined with Joel Dwyer and Jordan Simpson worked hard to lead a Tiger revival.

The visitors kicked the first three goals of the last quarter and whilst probably were never going to win the game, definitely made the scoreboard look significantly more respectable, and did not lose any great percentage which could be vital at the end of the year.

Kal Heslop finished with three goals for the victors, with Tibbles booting the same number of majors for the Tigers.

The interleague bye comes at a great time for both sides, with players set to come back after the break.

Nullawil’s season will resume at Wandella on May 28, with Macorna to host Quambatook.

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From soldier to actor: an extraordinary life

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SCREEN STAR: The many faces of local boy made good Frank Hagney.
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From boy soldier in the Boer War to Hollywood tough guy, the life and times of Frank Hagney is a boy’s own adventure that is so far fetched that it couldn’t be true. Except, that it isall true.

Born in 1884, Frank grew up in Fairfield with the family later moving to Liverpool.

With the end of the Boer war looming, a thenunder-age Frank enlisted in the 1st Battalion Australian Commonwealth Horse in January 1902.

On his return from South Africa, Frank decided to take up professional cycling.

He made his reputation in many races across Sydney and won manytime prizes in the Goulburn to Liverpool race.

By 1911, Frank had taken up rowing. As a professional sculler, Frank raced in many one on one challenges and won races on a tour of New Zealand.

In 1914, hesailed off to England to pursue his rowing career.

The start of the First World War intervened however, and in mysterious circumstances, Frank fell in with former world boxing champion Jack Johnson who employed him as his sparring partner.

Life’s journey now took him to the United States where he toured with Johnson across the USA.

In 1916 Frank was crowned South American Boxing Champion.

After returning to the USA, Frank’s career took an incredible turn when he appeared in his first Hollywood movieThe Battlerin 1919.

His impressive physique was ideal for early Hollywood silent movies.

Cast in hundreds of films over the next 50 years, “the hardest working man in Hollywood”appeared alongside such screen legends such as John Wayne and Gary Cooper.

During the Golden Years of Hollywood, Frank appeared in legendary movies such asIt’s a Wonderful Life,Gunfight at the OK CorralandThe Ten Commandments.

In 1927 aged 44, Frank made an incredible comeback when he won the World Long Distance Rowing Championship.

With the advent of television, Frank appeared in programs such asThe Lone RangerandGunsmoke.

Long forgotten in his homeland, Frank died in 1973 and is buried in Los Angeles.

It was certainly an extraordinary life for a local lad.

Glen op den Brouw is the president of the City of Liverpool and DistrictHistorical Society

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Bach with bite at Priory, Bingie

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Musical treat: String trio Three Piece Suite will perform J S Bach’s The Goldberg Variations, at the Priory Gallery Bingie next month. Come and enjoy Bach By Candlelight at the Priory Bingie.
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On Saturday, June 4,at 4.45pm, string trio Three Piece Suite will perform anew arrangement of J S Bach’s masterpiece of invention The GoldbergVariations, in a stunning setting, under the dome at the Priory Gallery Bingie.

One of Bach’s most beloved compositions, it was described in the first editionof 1741 as “composed for connoisseurs, for the refreshment of their spirits.”

For complete refreshment, enjoy a German themed supper and a drink atsunset, before this instrumental tour-de-force.

Coffee and cake will follow themusic.

It’s Bach with a Bite!

Venue: The Priory Gallery Bingie, 67 Priory Lane, Bingie, 2537

Date & Time: Saturday, June 4,at 4.45pm

Tickets: $40pp, phone or email to book, limited places.

Phone: 4473 8881

Web: 梧桐夜网bingie南京夜网

Email: [email protected]南京夜网

The Priory offers easy access toBingie Dreaming Track, an ancient Aboriginal trail that meanders behind the dunes of a string of spectacular beaches. Followthe footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people who have used the track for millennia.The journey takes you from beach to dunes to red gum and bangalay forest and can be as short or long as you like.

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Life saving project on again

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Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils are preparing, again, to hold free child restraint checking days across the shires as a part of their major road safety initiative – I’m Counting On You.
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The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer (Relief), Logan Dolbel, says the I’m Counting On You project focuses on the correct selection, use and fitting of child restraints.

“Opening last year, the project was warmly welcomed within our community, with the provision of free child restraint checking days held at four different locations across the three shires,” he said.

“The ongoing aim of the project is to investigate local knowledge of the types of child restraints available, their correct usage, and the national laws.

“This is being used to guide the development and implementation of a thorough education campaign to improve child restraint awareness and use in our community.”

National child restraints laws have been in effect since 2010.

Children are required to be seated in an approved child restraint, appropriate for their size until they are seven years of age.

Research shows that a child that is properly secured in an approved child restraint is less likely to be injured or killed in a car crash than one who is not.

Every year more than 500 children are killed or injured in car crashes across Australia.

Often injuries are caused by the use of an ill-fitting child restraint (where the child is too young and/or too small for the restraint) or by a restraint being fitted incorrectly. Two out of three child restraints are not being used properly,” Mr Dolbel said.

The second instalment of child restraint checking days are scheduled to take place in Parkes, Forbes and Condobolin towards the end of this month.

For further information please contact Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer (Relief), Logan Dolbel, on (02) 6861 2364.

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Riley rewarded for great form with Cockatoos selection

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Parkes’ Riley Byrne is hoping to make the final 25-man NSW Country squad. sub
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Parkes fullback Riley Byrne joins a seven strong Blue Bulls representation named in the initial NSW Country Cockatoos squad following Central West’s swashbuckling Richardson Shield campaign.

Riley played a starring role to help Central West to three straight wins at the NSW Country Championship and was named in the Cockatoos training squad alongside Orange Emus leading men Josh Ellice-Flint and Nick Hughes-Clapp, former Emus bookend John Ellis, Dubbo ‘Roos centre Filisione Pauta, Cowra back-rower Chris Miller, and Forbes half Mahe Fangupo.

Riley was happy to gain selection, but it came as a bit of a surprise.

“I never really expected it,” the star Boars fullback said.

“I was not looking for selection so it was a nice shock.

“I thought my form at the Country Championships was pretty good and that I may be in the running for a spot.

“But, my main focus, like the rest of the team, was to win the Richardson Shield and get back into the top tier competition.

“I have been playing OK for the Boars and that form continued for the Blue Bulls.

“I am now training hard to try and make the final 25 man squad,” he said.

Riley will join the rest of the NSW Country squad – which includes representatives from Illawarra, Newcastle-Hunter, Mid North Coast, New England, Central North and Mid North Coast – for a training camp in Sydney.

From that camp, selectors will cut the group down to form the final Cockatoos squad, which plays its first game against the Australian Under 20 side on Saturday, May 28.

NSW COUNTRY COCKATOOS: Nick Hughes-Clapp, Josh Ellice-Flint, Riley Byrne, John Ellis, Mahe Fangupo, Chris Miller, Filisione Pauta (Central West),Tyler Aitken, Anthony Allport, Niko Degei, Aaron Loudon, Alyd Owen, Rhys Peters, Nik Rangiuira, Paul Tuala, Alex Wilson (Illawarra), Joe Akkersdyk, Sireli Bainvalu, Ben Christensen, Mitchell Howell, Jason Keelan, Steve Lamont, Rapine Mason, Alain Miriallakis, Faava Sila, Phil Bradford (Newcastle-Hunter), Oliver Bartlett, Charles French (New England), Ben Damen, Jerry Faifaise, Robert Richardson, Harry Veitch (Far North Coast), Sioni Halanukonuka, Simon Newton (Central North), Adam McCormack (Mid North Coast).

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