We have had a flood of emails this month covering all sorts of issues.
Topping it off of
course, was Pittwater’s Community Event of Year being awarded to
of Scotland Island for their celebration of the island’s bicentenary
celebrations, also the special mention and acknowledgment to
Emmie Collins for her organisation of the event. You can
read Emmies acceptance speech and some acknowledgments below.
snakes service article in the PON last month also prompted a number of
mostly from people concerned about the relocation of what was probably
a native to this environment, again some of the comments can be read
below, also make sure you see Gwyn's take on the issue.
Last Friday evening the offshore community again demonstrated what
an extraordinary generous lot of people reside here by raising an
amazing $14,000 at the Gone Fishing Gallery
Charity Auction. The event was organised by the gallery, with the
artists donating a couple of dozen superb pieces of art to be autioned.
All the proceeds from the auction go to the Queenland Flood Appeal,
nobody earned any commision.
A very enthusiastic crowd of around 200 was treated to a
wonderful evening of jazz music by Lachlan, Thomas
and Rhys, and feb by
Nathalie and her energetic troupe of helpers. A special thanks
to Ashley Gardner for his extraordinary auctioneering skills and to
Ellie, Nettie and all the artists for making it happen and for making
it such a successful evening.
voting for the SIRA Logo Competition is now open. Below you can see
thumbnail images of some of the entries. Please note that you
to go the the supplied link to vote, AND that only ONE VOTE PER
COMPUTER is accepted.
Community Event of the Year Award
Gallery Auction Night Success
SIRA Logo Competition Open
Responses to Snake Service
Dog Side of the Moon
Cooking Classes @ Nathalie's Table
Local Contact Guide
January 2011 Calendar
a full version (A4 size) of this months calendar, ready for
printing, just click on the
You can contact
Gwyn Perkins by email at email@example.com
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Community Event of the Year
Festival on Scotland Island
Looking Back –
Thank you very much for recognising our Community Event – a celebration
of the life of our unique community but equally, an occasion of broader
significance for Pittwater.
Our wonderful community – one that I have been lucky enough to have
lived amongst for 18 yrs now – is good at celebrating- not much excuse
is needed......I think there may be a bit of a reputation out there.....
Spontaneity and a certain eccentricity often lead the way...a sit down
dinner in a ferry shed after twilight sailing in black
noreaster....impromptu gatherings in the last sun at Tennis Wharf in
Winter.....Xmas Carols Afloat on a barge....
Of course, a truly significant occasion brings forth the
extraordinary breadth and depth of those who live ‘offshore’ in
2010 was the 200 anniversary of the first land grant in Pittwater. It
happened to be on Scotland Island. In 1810 Gov. Lachlan Macquarie
granted land to a Scot, Andrew Thompson on what was then Pitt Island.
This called for something big...
A group of amazing women and myself organised the Festival – ‘Looking
Back – Thinking Forward’ over the weekend of Sept 11th and
Our intention was to reflect on our past, showcase all that enriches
our present and to seize such a moment as an opportunity to consider
what creates our sense of place and how to preserve that....the main
emphasis therefore being to allow history to inform our future.
Jenny Cullen ....History...Tale Tales and True...Shar Jones( Jim Macken)
Maria Mack-Turner...Sustainability / Eco Expo....
Tracy Smith...Pittwater Postcards...community hall
Lisa Macdonald...Stalls...food, art, wellbeing demos, community groups
Ruth Tedder....stage...in kind help - Peter Cumming
Barbara Labram ...kindy
Jenny Winterton....Tim Bryne
Pittwater Council –Harvey Rose – Mark Ferguson ....Community Relations
Church Point Ferry Service
Rob Stokes....Parliament speech...
An accapella choir - I sing On the Cake - launched it all off ...bands
on stage ...past ...current local performers ...A sunset movie / shadow
puppetry performance accompanied by local musicians recognised the very
recent time we have spent in this place, honouring the Guringai
people....then taking us through the changes brought by settlement
....finishing with a lantern parade led by a large scale puppet of
Andrew Thompson who led us all past a peace bird fire
sculpture on the waters edge....to a bush dance back in the Fire Shed
where young and old linked arms ...shared food, danced and
laughed....celebrated and strengthened a precious sense of community
and a significant element of Pittwater’s history.
Emmie, the Team and all those involved! "
"Great News – and Congratulations Emmie !!"
"Congratulations Emmie, the Team and all those involved!
"Wow great effort and great outcome! Please accept my
congratulations, I am continually filled with awe by the efforts of our
"My congratulations to everyone, Emmie, and her cohorts, Tracy, Jenny,
June, Ruth, Maria, catering committees and all our wonderful community
who worked so hard to give us such a wonderful island 200th
Fishing Gallery Charity Auction a Huge Success
200 people crowded into the GONE FISHING GALLERY for Friday night’s
charity auction which raised over $14,000 for the Queensland flood
victims. Professional auctioneer, Ashley Gardiner, held
in thrall as he auctioned off the beautiful art. In
offshore informality, Ashley and his MC’s Toby Jay and Col Bailey all
stood on an outdoor bench, making sure EVERY bid was taken, the gavel
doubling as a hammer. Tracy Smith, also at the bench, took
After the auction, the raffle prizes were
drawn. These had all been donated by our very generous local
community whose support is gratefully acknowledged:
promised, everyone had a great time, taking part in a mesmerizing
auction, and best of all, raising much needed money for those people
affected by the recent devastating floods in Queensland.
irony too, when Matty Gardiner’s nemesis, Cass Gye, won his barge fee
prize. The look on their faces said it all. Once
THANKS to all involved, INCLUDING of course, all those who
The results show how much can be done when we ALL PULL TOGETHER.
World Square for donating a night for two, including dinner, breakfast
and valet parking, kindly obtained by Peninsula Living magazine
- A night for two, in the very glamorous Boatshed
- Dinner for two at the Waterfront Café, at
- Dr. Heather Macorison for donating TWO night’s
offshore accommodation at historic Trincomalee
- Dan Murphy Wine Cellar in Mona Vale for
donating a voucher to use at their store.
- EStudio Editions for generously donating a
- Pittwater Cellars for donating an excellent,
BIG, bottle of red
- Matt Gardiner for donating $400 worth of barge
- Nathalie Muir and her team of helpers for
providing wonderful food all night
the artists who so generously donated their works both for the silent
auction, held in the week preceeding, and the gavel auction on Friday
- 17 year old local saxophonist, Lachlan Hamilton
(remember that name, you’ll be hearing more) and his musicians who
played such sophisticated, classy music
- Ian Major of Major Graphics for kindly donating
all the necessary printing
- Local artist and illustrator Nettie Lodge for
her enormous effort in pulling the whole night together
- John Marshall for looking after the PA and music
- All the people that generously donated platters
Voting for the
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These are some of the beautiful
designs that you will see in larger format when you go to the survey
Funny most of us come to SIs for the beautiful environment; the peace,
the bush, the water and of course the community. We moved here knowing
that we will need to brave the elements, but happy we will be in the
company of other like minded persons. Sadly sometimes when faced with
minor difficulty or inconvenience our values change or perhaps when
faced by perceived threats we accept an easy solution without
understanding the consequences.
Hmm consider the story of the diamond python. First the diamond python
is not a threat to the island resident, but rather an asset. These
snakes largely keep to themselves. They generally inhabit remnant
bushland, but might just sit on ones porch to soak up the sun or invade
ones compost to collect the rats. They are really not a dangerous
creature. Do we really want to live in a place without the sounds, the
colours, the variety that nature can provide? I can not help but wonder
when we have removed all the real and perceived threats the cheeky
cocky, the nosy cicads and the ticky bush will we be happy and safe. I
am kind of hoping that we find a way to coexist.
I was very troubled by the removal of the diamond python from the
Island. Diamond pythons have lived on this land for millions
of years in harmony with their environment. We (Europeans)
are totally out of whack with are environment causing massive
extinction of species, climate change, pollution on a massive scale and
many other environmental acts of vandalism. We have a lot of
that lovely animal Ratus ratus on the Island that that snake was
helping keep in check.
I love the naivety of the people that say " just take it over to the
the national park and it will live happily ever after". Any
person that has done even high school level biology would know that
every niche for a species is always filled to the maximum. In
other words the national park support, lets say, 100 diamond
pythons. If we add one from here that means there will be one
too many and through competition one will die. Since the
Scotland Island snake is on new turf it will be most likely be it.
We have only lived on the Island for 23 years. I used to see
alot more echidnas, goannas and diamond pythons. There was
vast schools of tailor. And the crab pots could be relied on
blue swimmers. There use to be alot more soldier crabs and
sea gulls. Where are all the small birds?
As the song goes "you don't know what you got til its gone".
Paul and Sharon Kinnison
I just wanted to lend my weight to this and maybe you can mention it in
your editorial. It’s good the article went in, as upsetting
as it was, as it is opening a huge debate about the subject and will
open the eyes of many other residents as to the worth of these
beautiful creatures and the privilege we have just sharing the Island
with them. Amongst other things – they keep water rats at bay
and people who have one living under their house or in their roof
cavity, are delighted.
I know not everyone is in love with these creatures and I am happy for
them to keep a little distance from me but if ever one crosses the road
near me, I grab the dog and stand spellbound as they move they slither
Australia Day Award Winners Announced
The winners of the 2011 Pittwater Australia Day Awards were announced
at Australia Day celebrations at Bert Payne Reserve, Newport Beach.
There were five award categories under which nominees were selected;
the Pittwater Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year, Young
Citizen of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year and Community Event of
The awards were presented by Pittwater’s Australia Day Ambassador, Nina
Funnell, anti-violence campaigner and NSW Young Australian of the Year
Nerryl Brown from Bilgola was selected as Citizen of the Year for her
tireless and selfless charity work. Working for Lifeline for 37 years,
Nerryl has also organised many fundraising events for the Red Cross
including a fundraising drive during the Asian tsunami. She has been
described as someone who is always ready to offer a helping hand to
anyone in need, even donating a kidney to her daughter. Nerryl was also
a recent recipient of the Red Cross Service Award for her charity work.
Dorothy Sledge from Palm Beach received the Senior Citizen of the Year
Award with over 40 years under her belt as a volunteer in the Mona Vale
Hospital kiosk. Dorothy is also a long-serving member of the hospital
auxiliary, as well as organiser of social activities at her local
church. A World War II widow, Dorothy is a regular volunteer and active
worker in her community.
Pittwater’s Young Citizen of the Year is Sophie Symons, an Avalon
resident. A recent graduate of Barrenjoey High, Sophie has promoted and
fundraised on behalf of many worthy charities. She single-handedly
coordinated one of the biggest charity events ever at the school,
mobilising nearly 100 students for the Cancer Council’s ‘Shave for a
Cure’. Sophie herself was shaved on the day, with the school raising
over $10,000 for the charity.
North Narrabeen student Cooper Chapman was elected Sportsperson of the
Year for his amazing achievements as a surfer. Still aged only 16,
Cooper has already received a slew of awards that demonstrate his great
talent in the surf. In 2010 he represented Australia in the Junior
World Surfing titles in New Zealand where he received a team gold
medal, as well as receiving the Under 16 National Surfing title in
2008. Sharing his skills and experience in the water, Cooper also
recently volunteered at a Barton Lynch surf event by teaching surfing
to people with a disability.
standard of nominations received for Pittwater’s Community Event of the
Year was exceptionally high. As a consequence two winners received an
award, namely Pittwater Community Arts for their annual arts exhibition
and the residents of Scotland Island for their celebration of the
Island’s bicentenary celebrations.
Community Art’s (PCA) annual art exhibition involved 100 local artists
with 560 paintings on show. PCA’s dedicated committee, headed by
President Lorrie Morgan, arranged an excellent opening night and a
two-day exhibition which attracted many visitors. Along with their
annual exhibition, the committee is heavily involved in supporting
other events throughout the year including Heritage Week, Earth Hour,
Artfest, Theatre in the Park and the Student Art Awards.
Judges of the awards gave
joint winner of the community event of the year a special mention to
Emmie Collins and the Scotland Island Residents Association for helping
coordinate the 200-year bicentenary festival on Scotland Island.
The event known as “Looking Back, Thinking Forward’ saw a series of fun
and historical activities held over a weekend period on the island.
Mayor Harvey Rose extended his thanks to the individuals involved for
their contribution to the Pittwater community. “I’m extremely proud of
these great people whose involvement in our community makes a
difference to so many,” he said.
Contact: Community Relations
Phone: 9970 1119 or 9970 1172
Decision announced on Meriton DA
The state government-appointed Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) has
given modified approval to an application by Meriton for a multi-unit
development at Warriewood.
The commission delivered its verdict today on the development, after an
assessment process spanning 10 months. It has approved a development
consisting of approximately 445 units, along with associated facilities
such as a gym, swimming pool, shops, a childcare centre and a private
Meriton had originally sought approval for a development of 559 units
at 14-18 Boondah Road Warriewood.
The PAC, consisting of Gabrielle Kibble, the former Director-General of
the NSW Department of Planning; Prof. Kevin Sproats, former Pro Vice
Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney; and Gary Payne, former
Director-General of the NSW Department of Local Government, handed down
their decision today.
Under current NSW planning laws, Meriton was able to sidestep local
planning controls and the Council’s own assessment process and have
their proposal assessed as ‘state-significant’ development by the NSW
Despite a detailed submission lodged by the Council against the
development, the PAC has agreed with Meriton that the proposal should
go ahead, but in a modified form, reducing the number of units proposed
by approximately 110. It also stipulated that the height should be
limited to four storeys, instead of the five storeys sought by Meriton.
Mayor Harvey Rose said the overall result was ‘a very disappointing one
“With density about 70% above what Council guidelines require and
heights of 4 storeys as opposed to our limit of 2 and 3 storeys, this
PAC decision represents the overthrowing of the orderly planning which
has been undertaken for over two decades in the Warriewood Valley,”
Mayor Rose said.
“In my view the Meriton proposal should have been rejected outright by
the PAC. This decision clearly overthrows established guidelines for
development in the Warriewood Valley and sets a dangerous precedent for
overdevelopment not only in the Warriewood Valley where Meriton have a
lot more land, but the whole of Pittwater.
“Today’s decision potentially undermines the values of those properties
already built in the Warriewood Valley and increases the strain on
already inadequate infrastructure.
“This decision is a further example of why the Part 3A planning law in
NSW, where the Minister or state government-appointed planning
commission take over the evaluation of a project valued at over $100
million, should be abolished.
“In short, Part 3A should be abolished and planning powers returned to
the Councils and the communities they represent which are affected by
the decisions being made,” Mayor Rose added.
Mayor Rose said the Council would continue to do all it can through the
rest of the Meriton development process and any future development
processes ‘to stop inappropriate development and overdevelopment in
To read the PAC decision in full, visit www.pac.nsw.gov.au
Media contact: Harvey Rose, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1104
Celebrate World Wetlands Day
Council is organising a free twilight walk in the Warriewood Wetlands
to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Friday 4 February 2011.
Environment & Education Manager Mark Beharrell said the
walk led by a Coastal Environment Centre educator forms part of the
Sustainable Living in Pittwater Program.
“The walk will give residents the chance to explore the largest
remaining sand plain wetland in northern Sydney, “ he said.
is an abundance of bird life in the Warriewood Wetlands which contains
several endangered ecological communities which includes the swamp
mahogany forest,” said Mr Beharrell.
“The walk takes in the
wetland boardwalk and shows some of the design features used in
managing water quality and restoring habitat near new housing
developments in the valley,” he said.
Mr Beharrell said the walk would provide a memorable opportunity to
learn about wetlands and the creatures that live in them.
He said families and accompanying children are welcome on the walk,
which will meet at Katoa Close, Warriewood at 6pm.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, bring a rain
jacket and wear insect repellent.
Book online at www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/cec or call 1300 000 CEC (232)
Media contact: Sharon Kinnison, CEC
Mobile: 0438 719 764
Currawong sold to developer
One of Pittwater’s most iconic sites, the Currawong estate, has been
sold by Unions NSW to the developer Eco Villages.
Until this week, Eco Villages had not formalised its purchase of the
heritage-listed site on the western foreshores of Pittwater, which was
used as a holiday camp for union members until a few years ago.
The Currawong site was first settled in the 1830s and its heritage
significance is due to the fact that it has been continuously occupied
in several distinct phases, firstly by Aboriginal people, then by early
settlers and farmers and most recently union members. Some of its
buildings, such as the Midholme property, date back to the time of the
First World War.
Currawong was bought by Unions NSW in the late 1940s and turned into a
‘workers paradise’ for its members to relax and unwind during their
summer holidays. Many of the original cabins still remain on the site.
Pittwater Mayor Harvey Rose said that news of the sale would not change
the Council’s position that Currawong should be retained as a public
land and turned into a state park.
“We believe the state government should now undertake those
negotiations with Eco Villages to have Currawong listed as a public
park of state significance,” Mayor Rose said.
“If Eco Villages is not amenable to this idea then the state government
should compulsorily acquire the whole site.”
Mayor Rose added that he believed the NSW Liberals policy was also to
have the site made a state park.
“They should also declare that if they win government in the state
election in March that they will proceed with compulsory acquisition,”
Media contact: Harvey Rose, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1104
Flaming Doghouse presents
The Dog Side of
the Moon RELOADED
Classes @ Nathalie’s Table
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of February 2011
interested in learning how to cook good, cheap, easy and delicious food?
MOROCCAN AND MEDITERRANEAN
Classes will be held on the island in a convivial atmosphere.
a MEN ONLY class will also be held each fortnight (byo!)
Starting Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of February 2011
PLEASE CONTACT NATHALIE
ON: 9999 4449
Deckhand Laurie Duff, the Ferry Wars, and so long Curlew
15 years of age Laurie Duff was a ferry deckhand. Correction, 14 and 9
months. Back then in 1967 Laurie could only leave school if he had a
job. So, he took himself to an interview at David Jones. DJ’s offered
employment at $12 a week, which, despite having to buy a suit for $15,
Laurie thought was a good deal.
Luck would have it on his way
home to Scotland Island he had a chat with ferry driver, Lenny Duck.
Lenny told Laurie that, actually, there was a job going right there in
Pittwater as ferry deckhand. Good timing for Laurie!
began as deckhand not long after the purchase of the Wagstaff, just
after the Cowan was sunk. But that’s another story. Despite Laurie’s
tender age and lack of experience, it was not long before Lenny and
Maurie the co-owners of the Ferry Service had his measure. They decked
out young Laurie in hat and sunglasses, provided a box on which to
raise the lad up in the driver’s cabin. Laurie was in charge, taking
ferries out while Lenny & co supported the local pub.
Ferry Wars… starring the Curlew…
Laurie started there were three ferries: the Curlew, the Wagstaff, and
the Elvina. By age 16 Laurie did practically all ferrying of
passengers. At 18, Laurie bought the Church Point Ferry Service. By
that time Daryl Steward was also working with Laurie and Lenny. Daryl
had been a navigator of big ships, but had given that away to become a
Pittwater ferry master.
It seems Daryl was a man with a plan.
He teamed up with George Bennet, who ran the Lovett Bay Boatshed.
Together Daryl and George bought the Grower, a vessel to rival the
Church Point ferries. They called themselves the ‘Pittwater Ferry
Service.’ All boats were black, Laurie’s white.
The battle was
on. The Grower departed 15 minutes before the Curlew. It then waited
until just before the Curlew was due to leave, scooping the most
Laurie raised the bar. He put the timber
Elvina to work, departure time just ahead of the Grower. Then Daryl and
George bought the Promote, a vessel designed for charter work, soon
departing moments before the Elvina for regular passenger pick up.
Laurie rescheduled the Wagstaff. Departure… minutes before the Promote.
insanity could not last. It’s the stuff of ferry tales, but surely
Laurie, Daryl and George knew the Wars were unwinnable in the end.
Surely, but no. Things heated up.
Laurie put the Curlew up at
Beashells for its regular slip, a new coat of paint and antifouling,
and she was looking good. On the way back, just at Church Point in
fact, Daryl slammed the Curlew taking all paint off the stem.
was livid. He went aboard the Grower. He hurled all Daryl’s cargo of
groceries from the roof. Laurie got the railway line that he chained to
the Curlew, ala a ramming pole. If Daryl dared try again it would wipe
out all his windows.
During the daily races to the
wharves the Grower had a three cylinder GM. The Curlew – an old tractor
motor, a four cylinder BMC. It was 60 HP and slower than the Grower.
Laurie repetitively pushed the engines hard – and repeatedly, blew them
up. One day he decided to give the Curlew a new lease on life, a six
cylinder 120 Horse Power Perkins.
Covert operation, equipped
with beer, Laurie and mates, tested the new engine after nightfall six
miles offshore. Motoring through the dark, suddenly a submarine
surfaced. Being full of, shall we say, bonhomie, they hurled empty
stubbies at the conning tower. No doubt an evening to remember.
Back to the
following day was a wonderful one for Laurie Duff. Daryl watched in
utter disbelief as the Curlew slid through the waves overtaking his
The Ferry Wars became big news. Not only covered by
the Manly Daily, it was reported in national newspapers, and ABC’s
Today Tonight with Bill Peach. For a short time in the early ‘70’s
Church Point and the Pittwater ferries were the talk of Sydney.
But now its
time for the Curlew to have a rest… so long
Wars and countless trips around Pittwater our Curlew has done her job.
She was built in 1922 and such has earned her (semi) retirement. We’ll
give the Curlew a well-deserved rest from the regular schedule,
starting in the coming months. But who will replace her?
Watch for it… coming soon in 2011.
Dave's new Iphone
lost his BRAND NEW Iphone at Treharne Cove yesterday. He was
proud owner for all of ONE DAY!! IF anyone has found it,
they ring TOBY JAY (0411 311 169) to arrange
New earrings found in jeweller’s box at the Church Point car park. Are
Tracy: 0415 426 327
Iain: 0412 525 488
John and I are looking for a comfortable holiday rental (good
beds essential) in Pittwater from the 16th September for 10 days.
As we are boaties water only access would be great with the use of a
If there is a need for an experienced crew for sail that would be
wonderful and pet sitting not a problem you may even wish to house swap
for an experience in the West on the river
Baby high chair
Looking for a used baby high chair with safety straps.
Can anyone help - will buy.
Sandy Walker ph. 0417730056
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Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 8.30am - 4.30pm (Tues,
Weds & Thurs)
Playgroup @ Children's Centre every Monday, 10.00am - 12 midday
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: email@example.com
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|Justice of the Peace
- Paul Purvis - 9979 6017
|Justice of the Peace
- Paul Burchall - 0414 975 793
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- Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
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Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/
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Island Lodge - Bed
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|Elvina Escape - B & B at
Elvina Bay - Alison Newham 0423 598 760
on Towlers Bay - 02 9332 2611 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Hostel - 02 9999 5748 www.yha.com.au/hostels/details.cfm?hostelid=31
Chambers - Celebrant (marriages, funerals etc)
Discount for all offshore residents. 9999 2445
IT Computer Services - Contact Robert
0427 890 357 or 9999 2942
|Handy Service - "No
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Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 email@example.com
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with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
|Art Classes- drawing
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
|WOW - Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
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|Scotland Island Players
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
|Catherine Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
|Elizabeth Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
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