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- June 2006 -
Newsletter for Offshore Residents of Pittwater, Australia Volume 9, Issue 142; June 2006
Greetings from Umbria. Joy and I are here to celebrate (study??) the famous Chianti Wine Festival held at this time each year in a rather beautiful part of the world. Nothing, of course, beats the quality of Australian wines, but we do need a benchmark to compare wine styles. The question really is - is it worth applying to Council for a grant to continue our study?
Home next month and the newsletter will be back to strength
At Cape's Flat, where a popular eatery named Rainaud's Restaurant (now gone) once stood, the road to Church Point led to a thriving orchard. When farming as a paying business could no longer be carried on because better soil inland offered better results, the land owners of Pittwater were tempted to turn their attention to growing fruit. Early pictures of the isthmus between Elvina and Lovett Bays show rows of loquat and lemon trees with signs of only a few eucalypts.
Nearer to Church Point, William James, an old resident of the area, made ambitious plans for a garden to be watered by pipes leading to a reservoir on the nearby hilltop. The scheme was never carried out but the reservoir and pipes remained for many years, a legacy for another gardener.
At the end of the picturesque and curving road to Church Point, land was given to the Wesleyan community by William Oliver and on it one of the first buildings erected in Pittwater for public worship was built. But it was not in a building of any sort that Pittwater folk first met to unite in public worship. The first religious service was held under loquat trees on the shores of Bayview. Mr Oliver gave the Methodist Church one acre of ground for ten shillings with the proviso a church would be built soon afterwards. The little wooden church was built in 1872 at a cost of 60 pounds and it stood on the hillside above the Pasadena (where some of the graveyard can still be seen) until its demolition 60 years later.
The simple church boasted a manual pedal organ, ornate pulpit and cocoanut matting covered the wooden floor. Among the parishioners were the Misses Woods who, dressed in long white dresses and shady hats, sailed across from Lovett Bay in their sailing boat every Sunday. For a time the area was known at Chapel Point. William Henry McKeown who, along with George McIntosh was one of the instigators of the church, first gave a saddle horse to bring the preacher to the services.
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A licence for people aged 16 years and over to drive any vessel, except a PWC at 10 knots or more.
General Young Adult Licence
A restricted licence
for those aged from 12 to under 16 years. A Young Adult Licensee
From 1 July 2006
Anyone wishing to obtain a boat licence must, from 1 July 2006, first undertake compulsory boating education either by studying an online seminar or attending a seminar conducted by NSW Maritime or an accredited agency. A nominal fee will apply.
The new water line has now been laid out along Florence Terrace from Tennis to PatHilda Reserve.
The new line will be turned on (and the old line disconnected) at 7am on Monday 1st May.
New fittings will be required to connect to the new line. For information on requirements please contact Cass Gye by clicking here
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This email was received by the editor during the month and is a great example of a database gone 'wrong'!
Our tour company offers small group day tours to the Scottish Highlands on our luxury Mercedes-Benz minicoach.
We leave from Glasgow city centre tourist board, George Square, Glasgow every day. Our website is called www.maxwellsheartland.co.uk.
The reason for e-mailing you is to ask if you would act as agents for tour groups coming into Scotland and if our company could be of any assistance to you?
I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards
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