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    Boyup Brook

    Volume 24

    Issue 5

    May 2016

    86 ABEL ST BOYUP BROOK WA 6244 PH 08 9765 1169 FAX 08 9765 1340 EMAIL: gazette@boyupbrook.org

    INSIDE THIS MONTH

    Pg 2 My Inbox / Calendar Pg 3 Easter Shindig at Harvey’s Pg 4 Shire Notes Pg 5 Police News Pg 5 Unknown Soldier Pg 6-7 About Town Pg 8 Second Fox Shoot Pg 8 Comfortmakers At It Again

    Pg 9 Giant Pumpkin Festival Pg 10 New Associations Law Pg 10 Arts Grants Available Pg 11 BBG Program Manager Pg 11 Perennial Pasture Farm Tour Pg 13 UBAS Update Pg 13 Census Recruitment Pg 14-15 CRC Newsletter

    Pg 16 New Virus Strain for Rabbits Pg 17 Activities at Rylington Pg 18 Shine a Light for Road Safety Pg 19 Playgroup Pitter Patter Pg 19 Garden Club Cuttings Pg 21 Museum News Pg 22 Visitor Centre News Pg 23 Be Still / Church Notices

    Pg 23 Meals on Wheels Pg 24 Poems by Chick Pg 25 Sport - Hockey, Bowls, Pg 26 Sport - Football, Golf, Tennis Pg 27 Grants for Equipment and Athletes

    Lest We Forget - ANZAC Day 2016

    The morning darkness and drizzling rain added to the sombre occasion of the dawn service held at the Boyup Brook War Memorial, attended by approximately 80 people.

    Under a brighter sky the morning parade was led by a vintage Morris Minor 1000, the flag bearer, Patrick Reilly and piper, Peter Dearden.

    President of the Boyup Brook RSL Sub Branch, Colin Hales, in his address, led the crowd of around 220 through the major battles of time that Australian armed forces have been involved in.

    2016 Shire of Boyup Brook Citizen of the Year, Ginny Mitchell address focused on the contributions made by the Aborigines to the war efforts and the consequent injustices of not recognising and the lack of acknowledgement of their involvement.

    The Aborigines were taken to the Boer War as horse handlers and trackers. While they were good at what they did their names did not appear on any shipping manifest and there were even groups that were left behind. Many were rejected when they tried to enlist and then arrested for moving from their homelands. Many had to hide their aboriginality to sign up. Others went off to war only to come home to find their homelands divided up for war settlement blocks for returned soldiers – but not for them.

    From a 1942 Daily News article Ginny retold the story of how a Dutch plane, bombed by the Japanese, crash landed near Broome. An Aboriginal man, Jerrie Dardan of the Bardi tribe, saved most of the survivors by giving them his meagre rations and water. After guiding them to permanent water Jerrie made all speed to a native mission forty miles away and joined in the rescue party which brought all the survivors to safety. Both the Dutch authorities and the West Australian Government rewarded him for what he did.

    This story brought back memories for a Boyup Brook person whose mother’s first husband died from his injuries in this very accident.

    Ginny said, “It is disappointing and a real tragedy that all Governments have been neglectful in addressing the war effort made by Aborigines earlier and leaving the Aborigines to cope and defend for themselves.”

    To complete the ceremony Bush Poet, Ron Evans recited ‘The Poem of Remembrance’ and the choir sang ‘Going Home’.

    Afterwards a simple wreath laying ceremony was held at the Upper Blackwood Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.

    Above: The 2016 ANZAC Day Parade

    Above: Boyup Brook Citizen of the Year, Ginny Mitchell who delivered the ANZAC address, Bill Butler who saw service in the Malayan Insurgency in 1965 and President of the Boyup Brook RSL, LT (AAC) Colin Hales 515 ACU

  • The Boyup Gazette May 2016 pg 2

    DISCLAIMER Advertisement, Advertorial and Community Editorial copy in The Boyup Gazette are the responsibility of the author/advertiser. The views expressed are not necessarily those of The Boyup Gazette or Boyup Brook CRC. While The Boyup Gazette makes every reasonable effort to ensure that no misleading claims or statements are made, responsibil ity is not accepted by The Boyup Gazette for statements made or for failure of any product or service to give satisfaction. Inclusion of a product or service should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation by The Boyup Gazette or Boyup Brook CRC. Any articles featured in The Boyup Gazette may be included in the ‘Boyup Banter’ section of the Donnybrook-Bridgetown Mail. It is the responsibility of the author to advise the Editor if the article is not to go further than The Boyup Gazette. Any pricing or pricing agreements can be reviewed at the discretion of The Boyup Gazette, with notification to our advertisers as soon as possible after that review has been made. Ph 9765 1169; Fax 9765 1340; Email gazette@boyupbrook.org

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    May

    1 Laser Tag Competition

    2 Census Recruiting applications open

    4 Town Recycling collection

    5 Women’s Golf - 9 Hole Competition 10:30am

    5 West BB Bush Fire Brigade AGM @ 7pm, BB Club

    5 Playgroup - Mother’s Day Craft

    5 Tex Perkins at Bridgetown Hotel 6pm

    6 Shine A Light On Road Safety Day

    6 Benjinup Bush Fire Brigade AGM @ 7pm, Wilga Hall.

    7 Golf - Open Day

    8 Mother’s Day

    8 Women’s hockey vs Boyanup 3pm Bunbury

    10 Garden Club meet @ Shire Car Park by 1:30pm

    11 Fetter Chiropractic @ CRC 9am - 1pm

    12 Playgroup - Playdough

    13 The Garden is Buzzing featuring a Native Bee Workshop @

    CRC 10:00am-2:00pm

    13 Grants for Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy

    Scheme closes

    13 Applications for Athlete Travel Scheme closes

    14 Women’s hockey vs Associates 4:45pm Bunbury

    15 Greenbushes Pink Fun Run

    17 Forklift Ticket Workshop @ CRC from 7:30am

    17 Rural in Reach - Alcohol and Other Drugs Series #1 Myths

    and Facts - Methamphetamines 12:15pm-2:30pm @ CRC

    18 Town Recycling Collection

    19 Playgroup - Wriggle and Jump with Tara Reid

    20 Gazette Deadline

    22 Women’s hockey vs Exies 12noon Bunbury

    24 Are You Being Scammed workshop @ CRC 10:30am

    25 Biosecurity Expo @ Bridgetown Hall 8:50am sharp

    25 Fetter Chiropractic @ CRC 9am - 1pm

    25 Rabbit Roadshow and Biosecurity Expo @ Bridgetown

    26 Hockey - Strikepower Sports Coaching Clinic

    26 Playgroup - Fun Activity TBA

    27 W.I.F.E Information Day @ CRC 9:45am-2:30pm

    June

    6 WA Day public holiday

    8 Mulesing Workshop @ Rylington Park

    See page 5 for a list of weekly events

    To include your event, email gazette@boyupbrook.org

    NEED ASSISTANCE? Help is Available

    Emergency 000

    Lifeline 13 11 14

    Rural Link 1800 552 002

    Suicide Call Back Line 1300 659 467

    St Vincent de Paul (Bridgetown) 9761 2596

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    Classified Rates listed on the “About Town” page 8

    Gazette Deadline - 20th of each month email gazette@boyupbrook.org

    Please ensure photos have names attached

    My Inbox….

    Welcome to the May edition of The Boyup Gazette.

    The weather is cooling off, meaning winter is not far away! The colours of autumn are pretty spectacular in this part of the world, with plenty of green grass, the leaves of the trees changing and with a bit of smoke in the air, we’ve also seen some amazing sunsets recently.

    Term 2 has commenced for our schools, which also means that a number of other groups who recess during the holidays resume their activities. I hope you had a good break.

    I personally managed a few days away in a South West Shire which has a three bin waste management program - general rubbish, recycling and organic waste. The organics bin is collected weekly with the general and recycling alternating fortnightly. It is great that we now have recycling bins in Boyup, but imagine how much less could go into general rubbish with an extra organics bin! Food for thought.

    Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mums on the 8th.

    Cheers, Jodi PS - there are less than 100 days until the Olympics! I’m excited!

  • The Boyup Gazette May 2016 pg 3

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    Easter Shindig at Harvey Dickson’s

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