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Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 120; February 2006
I am thrilled with the response to those of you using the online calendar (www.scotlandisland.org.au/calendar.htm) This invaluable tool has already prevented some doubling up of offshore events. I am sure you check it regularly, as all savvy offshore people would, but if perchance it has slipped your memory, please give it a go. Add your events using the usual name & password.
On another matter, well done to all concerned with the rebirth of the kindy on SI. Another wonderful example of community care and commitment. And the Pittwater YHA is looking for staff. Check out the listing below!
Pittwater was once considered a wheat-growing area. In 1816,
Governor Macquarie inspected the farms at Pittwater and other parts
of Broken Bay and, in the same year, published a report of vacant
land suitable for farming. But the list included none in Pittwater
which suggests that the land must have been fully occupied. Up to
1842, wheat and oats were the common crops. John Collins grew good
wheat on his farm at Careel Bay and took it in his boat to the mills
of Benjamin and James Singleton on the Hawkesbury. As early as
September 10, 1820, the Singleton brothers sent a memorial or
document of confirmation to the Governor of an undertaken he had
made to them.
Pittwater Council Vegetation Collection
Pittwater Council notification to
Scotland Island residents.
Great opportunity to showcase your work and receive free exposure in our forthcoming Offshore Anthology.
Creative artwork/etchings/ illustrations/ photography capturing the essence of Offshore life is welcome for submission to supplement the stories, poems and anecdotes of local writers.
Work can be either be of a specific nature, (some random topics are below) or can be ethereal, capturing the beauty of our surroundings. Colour is preferred but not a prerequisite.
Historical photographs are also of interest. Generic imagery, rather than specifically identifiable people is highly preferred.
Random Topics include: water, tinny jumping, jetties, fishing, fish, bushfires, carpark nightmares, sailing at night and by day, balcony views, overloaded quadbikes, young children swimming/playing in the sunshine, transporting shopping, dilapidated island vehicles, church point, any/all wharfs, the kindy, the community hall, Catherine Park, water tanks, local wildlife, local trees, local birds, the night sky, hot days, peaceful scenery, sunsets/sunrise, love, joy, friendship, community.
Please register your interest and send images on-line to Juliette Robertson : firstname.lastname@example.org . Ph 9979 2411 during February 2006.
All submissions (including late stories/poems) will be considered alongside written work to see how we can best showcase our wonderful offshore life. All respondees will be added to our database and kept informed of progress!
Work opportunity available at the Pittwater YHA, Morning Bay.
We require an assistant manager to work part-time at the the hostel. The position involves customer service, reception and cleaning.
If you've got what it takes to make a positive contribution to the Pittwater Hostel please call Michael or Sarah on 9999 5748 (8-11 am and 5-8 pm).
I have been researching the possums
on your lovely island and have a couple of questions to Scotland
Probably due to the almost total change over to ADSL for the offshore community, many subscribers are wanting to amend their email address. To change your subscription to PON, simply go to www.scotlandisland.org.au/signup and take two more steps. 1. Delete yourself from the newsletter. 2. Enter your new address. Simple!
Open for Inspection - a Sydney Real Estate farce
written by Frank Hatherley
Scotland Island Players invite you to take part in this hilarious play directed by Kez Borthwick-Bolton
Phone Kez on 9999 4092 or email email@example.com with questions or if you would like to read the script. Auditions: 7:30pm Tuesday 7 February and Thursday 9 February In the hall.
The Time is Now, the Place is Kirribilli, the Setting is a “made over” Victorian semi with “water glimpses” , the Timing is the four week lead up to the auction focusing on the Open Days (and nights…)and culminating in the Auction itself. The anxious owners have overextended themselves buying a “:Mosman mansion” and are desperate to sell before being bankrupted by bridging finance and a multi-story apartment development proposal destined to block the “water glimpses” passes through North Sydney Council. The play opens just before the first Open Day. The Estate Agent arrives to “tart up” the place only to find an unexpected outsider who is now in residence! Having managed to get rid of him (temporarily) the Open Day can proceed.The play revolves around the reason for the outsider’s presence and the various antics involving the prospective buyers, the owners and the estate agent.
Being a true farce there is much coming and going and lots of action (even involving the serial destruction of the set). Again in truce farce fashion it builds to a major climax linking all the characters.
The Estate Agent, Hattie Frome: Mid to late 30’s in the midst of an affair with a married man. Desperately wants to be married herself. Lives with her mother who is sliding into senility. Has just discovered she is pregnant. Despite all this she is highly ambitious to make it as the top selling estate agent and is prepared to do (almost) anything to get there.
The Outsider, Charlie Took (Chook): 40’s +, just out of jail, professional (but not overly successful) thief whose vocation is crime, cheeky, good-hearted, persistent and stubborn.
The Owners Paul Palmer Grizelda Quick-Palmer
The Prospective Buyers
Ralph Gutteridge Victoria Gutteridge
Guy Pearson Tina Spacey
Come along, bring a plate, a drink and a smile and here your neighbours read their short stories, poems and anecdotes about Offshore Life.
Most of the work may be featured in our upcoming Offshore Anthology capturing the essence of offshore life.
Venue: Edna Carew and John Hoffman's home
Waterfront, 6 north of Eastern Wharf
81 Florence Tce, Scotland Island
Look for the balloons
Be ready to laugh and sigh!
Details: Juliette Robertson, 9979 2411
Pittwater Mayor and Member for Pittwater, Alex McTaggart, today expressed his congratulations to Cr Patricia Giles, who received the award of a Medal in the Order of Australia for her many years of service to the Pittwater community.
“I was delighted to
see Cr Giles receive this thoroughly-deserved award.
Patricia is a tireless worker for many worthy causes, and is
passionate about serving the people of Pittwater. Her goal
when she was elected to Council was to conserve, protect and
enhance the natural and built environment for current and
future generations and she has never wavered in the pursuit
of that ideal”, said Mayor McTaggart.
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