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Travel Tale: A family history journey ( admin posted on March 22nd, 2019 )

Rosie Douglas lives in the Lower Inman Valley. Sheemigrated to Australia from England with her parentswhen she was three.
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At the time, she had no idea of the painful memories her father, William Epps,was leaving behind in his homeland. Given up to the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for abandoned children, at just two months old, it wasn’t until William was well into his adulthood that he discovered the truth about where he came from.

Rosie told her story, as part of the Travel Tales promotion.

The trip in 2011was like apilgrimagefor me. It was the first time I had been to the Foundling Hospital, which is in the centre of London.

There were lots of people at the reunion, many of them aged in their 80s. They referred to themselves at ‘inmates’. The reunion was part of the healing process for them. There were some very sad stories.

My father was placed in the hospital when he was two months old. His mother was 21 when she had him but her own mother fell pregnant around the same time so dad was put into ‘care’. Parents who put their children at the Foundling Hospital thought they could get their children back but this wasn’t the case. Every year, his mother, whose name was Lily Lyon, visited the hospital on his birthday but she was never allowed to see him. Dad never received the presents she left for him.

It turned out, they had changed his name. Dad was actually born George Lyon but his name was changed to William Epps. This was commonplace, to stop parents from tracing their children. By the time dad was an adult and the confidential papers were released, it was too late. He never met his mother. She had already died.

My dad was given a set ofnumbers when he was taken to the hospital, which he passed on to me. At the reunion, I found a man whose numbers were only eight digits different to my father’s. His name was Burt Bunt.

I visited Burt in his home and met his family and he gave me some photos. Burt’s son, Gary Bunt, lived next door and he said he was artist. I expressed my own interest in art so Gary invited me over to see his studio. We spent some time talking and he gave me a signed book. It wasn’t until later I discovered what a well-known artist Gary was.

Read more about the Foundling Hospital here.

I also took time to visit the church in Itchingfield, West Sussex where my parents were married.

I would recommend this type of trip to others astracing your family history takes you toplaces you wouldn’t normally go.I want to go back and hear more stories. I travelled on my own and spent one month abroad.

The church at Itchingfield, West Sussex where my great-grandparents & grandparents are buried. The honour rolls on the walls of the church name my uncles who died in both world wars. A tree in the background has a arrow embedded in it from the Robin Hood days.

Rosie Douglas on the Thames London Bridge.

Artist Gary Bunt in his studio.

Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital.

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The 63rd Young National Cherry Festival gallery ( admin posted on March 22nd, 2019 )

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Gallery: Bendigo region cricket, Dec 15 & 16 ( admin posted on March 22nd, 2019 )

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Drivers warned: Pay attention to fatal five ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

Surviving the fatal five… Police are out to stop distracted drivers, particularly those using mobile phones. Wynnum Traffic Branch s Constable Scott Knijff is one of many police who will be enforcing the rules this Christmas. Photo by Chris McCormackDRIVER inattention has become the latest addition to bad behaviour on our roads, joining drink-driving, speed, seatbelts and fatigue as the major causes of accidents on the state’s roads.
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Police added distraction to the list, upgrading the Fatal Four to the Fatal Five, at the launch of this year’s Christmas road safety campaign.

While using mobile phones when behind the wheel is a major cause of distraction, driver inattention covers actions including changing the radio station, putting on make up and eating breakfast.

In Wynnum District, which spans Wynnum to Redland Bay and the bay islands, police have fined 593 motorists for using a mobile phone while driving.

During November, police fined 41 drivers who were caught either talking on a mobile phone, texting or checking social media sites while driving.

Wynnum District Superintendent Jim Keogh said drivers were constantly lulled into a false sense of security believing they were capable of using a mobile phone, eating or doing any other distracting task while driving.

“(Drivers can be confident) because they haven’t had an accident in quite a number of years,” he said.

“What they don’t realise is that once they are in a volatile situation leading up to an accident the circumstances are unforgiving.

“It’s very hard to regain control of your car once you’ve lost control. That’s what happens.”

Police Minister Jack Dempsey said the Fatal Five message was clear.

“Everyone would be happy if there were zero (road deaths) and police would be happy if they didn’t have to write another ticket out,” he said.

“The fact is, out of all of the deaths on our roads, a lot of those deaths could have been avoidable.”

Mr Dempsey said a fatal accident also affects the lives of police, firemen and paramedics who attend the crash.

“It really affects everyone from emergency services to the community,” he said.

“If people want to be free-spirited or walk on the wild-side they can go and climb a mountain or go fishing out in the bay.

“There’s lots of other ways you can seek thrills, and not put your life or other lives at risk.”

Mr Dempsey said 96,000 Queensland drivers in the past three years had been fined for driving distracted.

“(Using phones while driving) is almost becoming addictive,” he said.

“No phone call or Tweet is worth a life or an injury. People should simply put their phone away in a vehicle. Whatever they may have to do on a phone, it’s not worth the pain and suffering.”

The state-wide Christmas road safety campaign runs from December 12 to February 4.

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Anxious wait is over ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

THE wait is over for more than 82,000 students who received their Victorian Certificate of Education subject results from 7am yesterday.
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Gippsland Grammar dux for 2012 is MatisseValette, from Maffra.Matisse obtained an ATAR score of 99.25, with4 scores over 40, including a 47 in French, whichMatisse obtained in 2011.

Executive principal Mike Clapper said thisyear’s results were another strong performance

for the school.

The school’s mean Australian Tertiary Admission Rank score was 78.5, wellup with the average over the past 10 years, whilethe median was 81.65.24 per cent of studentsobtained an ATAR score of over 90 putting themin the top 10 per cent of the state.

With an ATAR score of 94.65, Rebecca Copper was Sale College’sdux.

The dux at CatholicCollege Sale was Ashleigh Whitehill with an ATAR of 97.35.

The dux at Maffra Secondary College wasPatrick Elliott with97.5.

Education Minister Martin Dixon said it was an exciting time for students and their families who could now celebrate their achievements after a challenging year.

“Congratulations to all the students who have received their results today – whether they are getting single subjects scores or graduating with their VCE – they should be very proud of what they have accomplished,” Mr Dixon said.

“Completing the VCE requires dedication and sacrifice, and students should now take the time to relax and reflect on this huge achievement.

“VCE is a collective effort and I’d also like to thank the parents, teachers and school staff who have guided, encouraged and supported students throughout their journey.”

Mr Dixon said it was important for students to seek advice if their results were not what they expected.

Students have until noon on December 24 to change their university and TAFE course preferences.

VCE and VCAL results will arrive in the mail from today.

Students have been able to access their results via the internet or by SMS if they pre-registered.

Eligible students could also access their ATAR via the internet and SMS from 7am yesterday.

Students with questions can phone the Post Results and ATAR Service on 9651 4640 or 1800 653 080 from 9am to 5pm today and tomorrow.

For more in the release of VCE results read Tuesday’s Gippsland Times.

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Community rallies around family left homeless after house fire  ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

THE SMALL community of Colly Blue near Spring Ridge has rallied around a family of five who have lost everything in a house fire.
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The fire is believed to have been started by Christmas lights on a tree which the Horne family had decorated the day before the fire completely destroyed their Premer Rd home on Sunday morning.

A neighbour was the first to raise the alarm at 2.45am Sunday after hearing a loud noise and seeing a ‘large orange glow’ outside his window.

Calling triple 000, he said he saw the family leaving the property in their vehicles with the timber house well alight behind them.

Brigades from nearby Yannergee, Premer and Spring Ridge arrived at the scene at 3am but the house could not be saved and only a stone chimney remains.

“The flames nearly 100ft in the air, there was no chance for the house.

In two hours it was totally destroyed,” the neighbour said.”They were left with just the clothes on their backs and on their washing line.

“The small locality of Colly Blue, 100 kilometres south of Tamworth near Spring Ridge has just six homes but the community has quickly rallied, with one farmer offering a home to the displaced family for as long as they require it.

Others have offered clothes and television sets to the family of five, including Roy and Lynn Horne, 14-year-old Deejay, 21-year-old Katy and 22-year-old Rebecca who is heavily pregnant.

“They have lost everything,” daughter Crystal Tooth said.

Mrs Tooth said she wanted to help her family in any way she could and hoped the community would assist them, in the spirit of giving that Christmas promoted.

“Anything would be a help,” she said.

“Being so close to Christmas, they’ve lost all their Christmas presents and all their belongings.

“The family had lived in the home for at least six years, since they moved from Werris Creek to the village of Colly Blue.

The fire is the second within a month for the village; just four weeks ago a bushfire ripped through the area, threatening homes and burning out an area of more than 35 hectares.

Neighbours reported the fire quickly consumed paddocks and scrub land between homes but was stopped just before the fence line of the Horne’s property.

“We nearly lost three or four houses that day.

It was very lucky that it got under control quickly or it could have turned out very differently,” a neighbour said.

Inspector Steve Hall from the Liverpool Range RFS zone said although investigations were continuing, the fire was believed to have been caused by lights on a Christmas tree.

“It’s very unfortunate, particularly at this time of year. It’s a timely reminder that residents need to very careful when decorating their homes and businesses.

“It’s very important to be careful not to overload power points or trees.”

Inspector Paul Johnson from Oxley Local Area Command said the residents were lucky to escape with their lives.

“The male resident was awoken by the smoke alarms, noticed a fire in the dining room and evacuated the family immediately,” Inspector Johnson said.

“Smoke alarms save lives.”

If you can help out the Horne family, contact Crystal on 0413 809126.

A house at Colly Blue has been completely destroyed in a weekend fire. Photo: Peter Lorimer

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‘Happiness ends’: Double trouble in Wodonga ( admin posted on February 21st, 2019 )

12:45PM: A SECONDARY blood alcohol test proved a man’s claim to have only had one beer correct.
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But that was the extent of the good news for the Frankston man, 25.

He was pulled up by Wodonga police for doing a “fishtail” near Whitebox Rise shopping centre on Friday night.

A breath test found him to be over the limit before a second test a short time later came back with a zero reading.

“That’s where his happiness ended,” Sen-Constable Neil Hobbs said.

A licence check showed the man was a disqualified driver and had a prior conviction for driving while disqualified.

It earned him a $583 fine and his car — a blue Ford sedan — was impounded for 30 days.

He will appear in court at a later date to face charges for driving while disqualified, careless driving, improper use of a motor vehicle, emitting excessive noise and loss of traction.

The incident was followed by a crash involving a young woman in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The P-plater, 19, lost control of her white Holden sedan in Melrose Drive and crashed into the fence of a house just north of the Brockley Street roundabout.

Sen-Constable Hobbs said the woman was visibly shaken after the crash but escaped injury.

“Luckily no pedestrians were on that part of the footpath at the time,” he said.

“Witnesses stated speed was not a factor.

“Inexperience was partly the issue but the main factor was after recent hot water then a dump of rain, various oils within the road had come to the surface making driving quite slippery.

She was given a $211 fine for failing to have proper control of her car.

It was damaged badly and towed from the scene.

Sec-Constable Hobbs urged drivers to drive to the conditions and not the speed limit.

“Police are continuing to deliver the message that just because you’re driving at the legal speed limit, it doesn’t mean that speed is necessarily safe,” he said.

“This is a period of the year with a high volume of traffic on our roads and police don’t want to be delivering traumatic news to family and friends at all hours of the day and night.”

A P-plater, 19, lost control of her white Holden sedan in Melrose Drive and crashed into the fence of a house just north of the Brockley Street roundabout.

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How to control summer campfires  ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

Camping and barbecues are synonymous with the Queenslandsummer, however emergency services are reminding holiday-makers to be aware ofthe dangers.
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Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Northern region AssistantCommissioner Ron Twomey said it was vital to put safety first when lightingup a campfire or using a barbecue.

“This festive season,make sure you test gas cylinders and barbecue hoses and valves thoroughly beforeyou fire up the barbecue,” Mr Twomey said.

“When operating a barbecue people must remember to useextreme caution as they are working with the hazardous and potentiallydangerous materials of gas and fire.

“When it comes to lighting fires, holiday-makers must alsofamiliarise themselves with the rules and regulations of the park or area theyare staying in.

“Adequate precautions, which include lighting the fire in anopen area and away from vegetation and structures, should be taken to preventthe fire from spreading.

“Campfires must be lit in a properly prepared and containedfire pit and should never be left unattended. Campfires should also be lessthan one square metre in size.

Mr Twomey said that even a small campfire could spread veryquickly and have the potential to threaten nearby land, homes or lives, on ahigh fire danger day and it was vital they were extinguished properly.

“The only way to extinguish a campfire is by using water,not dirt or sand. A fire covered with dirt or sand can hold more than 100degrees of heat for up to 24 hours after it has been extinguished,” he said.

“By extinguishing a fire with water, within 10 minutes,almost no heat will remain.”

Queensland Ambulance Service Townsville LocalAmbulance Service Network Assistant Commissioner Rodney Walz said by beingcareful around fires and making sure children were supervised, serious injury couldbe prevented.

“It is important to apply the same rules around a campfireor barbecue as you would around the house. Never leave children unattended andkeep hot objects out of reach. Parents are also reminded that coals, which maylook appealing to children, can retain heat long after a fire is extinguishedand will cause serious burns,” Mr Walz said.

“Burn injuries can have lasting consequences that affectpeople for the rest of their lives. As little as one second of contact with acampfire, 70 degrees or hotter, will cause a third degree (full thickness)burn.

“Remember that burns can occur not only from flames, butalso from steam,” he said.

“Whether you are camping or at home these school holidays, inan emergency always call Triple Zero (000) for assistance. Burns can also betreated immediately by running coldwater over the affected area.”

Follow simple guidelines if lighting a campfire this summer.

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Elective surgery cuts confirmed ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

CENTRAL Gippsland Health Service faces having to make significant elective surgery cuts.
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The service is facing a reduction of up to $638,000 in funding after confirmation Commonwealth Government health funding will be reduced.

About two months ago the state government was informed its share of Commonwealth health funding under an agreement signed last year would not be as large as previously expected because new population data from the recent census showed Victoria’s population was not growing as fast as predicted.

Pleas to the Prime Minister from the chairs of Victoria’s health service boards to delay the $107 million reduction in funding to the end of the financial year were not successful, with CGHS facing a reduction of up to $638,000.

The cuts come as part of a $475 million cut over the course of the next four years.

Health service board chair John Sullivan said while the service were coming up with different strategies to deal with the cuts, elective surgery would likely take a significant hit.

“Obviously it means $638,000 less in the hospital budget for this financial year which is a significant amount; I think someone worked it ($638,000) out to be equivalent to 200 elective surgeries,” he said.

“If it had of been the start of the financial year we could have put things in place, but we had already done the budget and people have been employed.

“It’s going to affect elective (surgery) to make that cut in six months, you just can’t save that amount without affecting patient care unfortunately.”

Health Minister David Davis said Opposition parties voted against a motion in the Legislative Council expressing concern at the recently-announced reduction in Commonwealth health funding.

“The Office of the Independent Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool confirmed in writing a week ago that the Commonwealth has already started cutting state funding.

“The Federal Government is trying to justify this on the absurd basis that Victoria’s population fell by more than 11,000 in 2011 – while its very own Commonwealth Statistician produced figures that confirm that Victoria’s population grew by 75,400 people in the same period,” Mr Davis said.

“The Labor Health Ministers from Tasmania and South Australia are willing to stand up for their states, their hospitals and their patients, but Labor in Victoria is not concerned, and supports the Canberra cuts.

“Victorians should be rightly concerned about cuts to their hospital funding, and should equally be alarmed at the Opposition’s tacit approval of this shameful move that will only hurt patients in the name of a sham Federal surplus.”

However Shadow Health Minister Gavin Jennings has placed the blame for cuts to elective surgery squarely with the state government.

“If the Baillieu Government were at all concerned about improving our health system, Mr Baillieu wouldn’t be cutting $616 million from the health budget.

“Mr Baillieu and Mr Davis have presided over a major blowout in the elective surgery waiting list and ambulance response times, all because the system is starved of money,” Mr Jennings said.

“Mr Baillieu should stop trying to deflect responsibility by constantly blaming others and get on with the job of investing in a better health system.”

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Turnbull seeks web action ( admin posted on January 21st, 2019 )

Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network. Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network.
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FEDERAL Labor MP Ed Husic has hit back in response to the Coalition’s claims broadband speeds are inadequate for many homes and businesses in his Chifley electorate.

Preliminary results in the Coalition’s nationwide broadband survey revealed postcode 2761 was one of the worst served postcodes in the electorate.

It includes Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Plumpton and Oakhurst.

Orchard Hills (postcode 2748) is one of the worst affected areas in the Lindsay electorate, where 160 constituents have already responded to the survey.

Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull hosted a forum at St Marys last week with Senator Marise Payne and the Liberal candidates for Chifley and Lindsay, Isabelle White and Fiona Scott.

Attendees raised concerns about the lack of broadband coverage and budget over-runs for the national broadband network.

Inadequate broadband coverage in new housing estates such as Ropes Crossing was a hot topic.

“Ultimately, home owners will be better off under a future coalition government because we will be able to deliver the national broadband network sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.

Mr Husic said fixing broadband blackspots in Chifley was one of his priorities.

“I’ve spoken up for these communities and made sure their complaints were dealt with, regardless of who is in government,” he said.

“Under Liberal governments, suburbs in Chifley were ‘broadband wastelands’,” Mr Husic said.

Go to fasterbroadband南京夜网.au to take part in the Coalition’s survey.

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