to Fuel Thieves
ANZAC Day images
SI Fire Shed Dinner
Asparagus Weed-out at Morning Bay
Letters to the Editor
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Local Contact Guide
Message to People Stealing Fuel
Over the last
while, more than a few of us have had quite a lot of petrol stolen from
After long conversations, talk fests, arguments, yelling matches and
down right fisty-cuffs, a group of us have come up with a solution.
Our message to all those who want to steal fuel is:
STEAL MORE OF OUR FUEL!
We'd really like you to get in there and make a proper go of it--go for
your life and steal as much as you can!
Just for you, we have sprinkled amongst the tinnys a whole bunch of
petrol containers with a special additive--yes we may not be able to
make as many cakes as we would normally like but we're prepared to
sacrifice our sweet tooth, for the sake of ensuring there is more than
enough sugar in each tank! And, we haven't just limited
to spare tanks, we've got a fine selection of engine tanks as
So, go for your for your life boys and girls--we wait with anticipation
and look forward to the entertainment--and, if you need a tow, just
yell--we'd be happy.
Phil Pryor and Rob Adams
Joint Presidents and Chief Head Honchos of the SIFAC (Scotland Island
Fuel Additive Committee)
ANZAC Day Images
By June Lahm
Full size images can be seen at the Offshore
Scotland Island Winter Fire
Saturday May 5th, 7pm
Cuisine by Nathalie & the Crew
under 12 $5
Women on Water
10th 12.30 at Audrey Cross’s house just past Pathilda reserve
on the waterfront.
Please phone Audrey on 0407924129 or 99978820 for specific directions.
The topic will be “What Makes Your Heart Sing”.
Please bring a plate and a drink. Tea and coffee will be served.
All Offshore residents are welcome.
Asparagus Weed-out at Morning Bay
Once again the Pittwater YHA, in conjunction with the Pittwater Natural
Heritage Association, held its weekend dedicated to volunteers staying
and joining with locals to further the removal of Asparagus Fern at
Morning Bay in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. This was the fifth
Asparagus weed-out weekend to be held at the hostel The work site was a
continuation of the previous area that focused on the ridge east of the
hostel. Primary removal was completed in one area and a new area was
started further down from the ridge line.
In the week before, six girls from Killara High School
staying at the hostel as part of their Gold, Duke of Edinburugh Award
carried out follow up removal of Asparagus over the ridge where
previous primary removal had been done.
The event was sponsored by the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Authority
with funding from the Australian Govenment's Caring for our Community
Programme. Project: Pittwater Estuary Care
Thanks to all the volunteers. It is wonderful to see the difference!
Please watch out in the PON for the dates of the 2013 Weekend Weed-out
Sarah and Michael
Letters to the Editor
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have offered support and help.
To Andy Broome, Skip and Betsi, and Sharon and Tom for offering boats
whilst ours is in repairs.
Thanks also to Carrey, John Saunders, Jia, and Iza Foster for offering
to give petrol tanks to Skip and Betsi.
This is the true value of living here. When the going gets tuff .....we
gather round and support one another.
Cheers Tracy and Paul
History Corner with Leicester
Island will forever be associated with the name Andrew Thompson
although his ownership lasted a little under nine months.
Thompson, born in 1773, was the son of poor parents and, when he was
16, was transported for the heinous crime of theft of a 10 pound bolt
According to the noted historian, Maybanke Anderson, through dint of
hard work and shrewd business acumen, Thompson soon began to make his
mark on the colony and first caught the eye of Governor King. With the
arrival of convicts sentenced for their part in the Irish Rebellion of
1798 the fears and prejudices of the Protestant settlers were aroused.
Governor King described the Irish as "ruthless, violent and turbulent
characters". To control order, William Balmain, a surgeon on the First
Fleet, was appointed commandant of armed men in Sydney and Andrew
Thompson as emancipist commandant in Parramatta. When fears subsided
they were disbanded only to be recalled for a week in 1802 when more
King's successor, Governor Lachlan Macquarie, also came to notice the
ambitious and energetic Thompson. Macquarie lauded the "rehabilitation
of successful men who had been originally sent as convicts." In
particular, he named Mr. D'Arcy Wentworth, principal surgeon; Mr.
William Redfern, assistant surgeon, Mr. Andrew Thompson, described as
"opulent farmer and proprietor of land", and Mr. Simeon Lord, merchant.
He appointed Andrew Thompson a Justice of the Peace and a magistrate
for the Hawkesbury area. Later, Thompson was appointed a trustee and
commissioner for the turnpike road to be built between Sydney and the
NEXT TIME: Thompson's link with the Island
Celebrate Pittwater's 20th
Several community events will be held during May to celebrate
Pittwater’s 20th year as the first independently formed council in NSW
in 100 years.
Proclaimed in May 1992, Pittwater Council was formed in response to
strong community lobbying for a local government that would represent
the unique needs of the area.
Mayor Harvey Rose said the birthday celebrations will be a mix of
history as well as looking to the future.
The biggest community event is the Pittwater Food and Wine Fair on
Sunday 6 May at Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale.
“The event will see children’s rides, live music, food and wine stalls
and a ‘sustainability lane,’ – in fact there will be something for all
ages,” said Mayor Rose.
Pittwater’s councillors will plant native eucalypts in the grounds of
Winnererremy Bay Reserve foreshore ‘as a lasting tribute to the local
community’ as well as share a communal birthday cake.
Eight local schools are joining in the celebrations with a ceremonial
tree planting to mark Pittwater’s 20th birthday during May.
Mona Vale Library will host a Pittwater - Now and Then photo display
charting the changing face of Pittwater between 1992 and 2012. The
exhibition includes intriguing memorabilia from the early nineties when
Pittwater broke away and formed its own Council.
Residents are also invited to upload their own memories onto a ‘virtual
memory wall’ by posting photos, videos or comments on their thoughts
about 20 years on www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au
Other 20th birthday events include the Volunteer Awards, which this
year will have a special category for volunteers with 20 or more year’s
service to Pittwater.
More information about upcoming celebrations
Food & Wine Fair
Food & Wine Fair will take place at Winnererremy Bay Reserve in
Mona Vale on Sunday 6 May.
The Fair will be held next to the Flying Fox Café and children’s
playground between 10am and 4pm on the day.
Ten wineries and 4 Pines Brewing will be at the Fair for tastings,
along with gourmet food stalls. Visitors can also choose from a
selection of hot food including Thai, Mexican, Spanish and German.
Wineries include Wynwood Estate, Mount Pleasant, Petersons Wines and
Champagnes, Cooks Lot, Savannah, Peppertree and First Creek. Gourmet
food on offer to try and buy includes freshly baked breads, biscuits
and cakes, olive oils, roasted nuts, jams and chutneys. Brian Lizotte
from Lizottes Resturant will hold cooking demonstrations throughout the
Live music from the 2 Shots Classic Rock Band will play throughout and
a range of kids entertainment will be available, including a climbing
wall, bungee jump, super slide, dodgem cars, teacup rides, a
uni-cyclist, arts & craft and face-painting.
Also on show are a live animal display and the chance to help build a
Lego map of Pittwater.
“As part of Pittwater’s 20th birthday celebrations, Councillors will
plant 20 eucalypts during the Food and Wine Fair along the Winnererremy
foreshore as a lasting tribute to the local community,” said Mayor Rose.
Winnererremy Bay Reserve is located at Mona Street, Mona Vale. Parking
is available at the Council car park adjacent to the reserve (pay and
display) or at Pittwater High School for a gold coin donation.
More details HERE
Firewood for next
year - Numerous large branches are currently lying on the roadside on
south end of Yamba property, and is free for the taking! It does need
cutting into smaller pieces but is quite manageable.
This wood comes from a fallen branch on reserve land during stormy
Gloucestor Gull Looking for New Home
….need to make room in the boatshed.
17' Dory - Locally made from marine ply with a fibreglass sheath
Includes 1 pair of oars & rowlocks
2 rowing stations & a passenger - can easily carry 3
Ready to row away…nothing to pay!
Contact Paddy Broughton: 0411 251 311.
Short Term Rental Required
Dear fellow offshore community,
We are shortly about to embark on some house renovations and need to
relocate for 4-5 weeks. We are seeking a place to stay from mid may to
mid June. If you are interested in having your home looked after whilst
you go away or if you have a home available for short term rental could
you please contact
Rosemary and Dimitri Lihachov
99971502 or 0403961367
Island Web Site
in Pittwater - Self Editing
go to the Calendar
Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
||Number, Usage & Charges
Island Rural Fire Brigade - 9999 4404
Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade - 9997-3795
Island Residents Association
(SIRA) Membership Application - click
here to download
Association (WPCA) - http://www.wpca.org.au
SI Emergency Water Contacts and Guidelines for water: click
here for information and contacts
Scotland Island 'Water Agreement' - click
here to download
Island Children's Centre - (SIOCS - Scotland Island
& Offshore Childrens Services)
Catherine Park (Long Day Care Service) 7.30am - 5.30pm (Tues,
Weds, Thurs & Friday)
Other services include: School Holiday Programme / Facility &
For information call 02 9979 7856 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or email@example.com
Services, Clubs &
Dance, Art etc)
Meditation and Group Fitness with Patrice - 0406
483 036 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thursdays - 0421762236 email@example.com
with Max - Watercolour classes. Phone Max on 9997 4527
and painting in oils, acrylics and mixed media- Marion 9979 3993 or
0431 457 431
Nathalie's Table - Cooking Classes - Mediterranean
cooking fortnightly - Nathalie - 9999 4449
Yoga - Tuesday evenings - Phone Katya on 0414 187 916
/ The Forth Way - Call John on 9979 5584, Marion on 9979
3993 or Anne on 9999 3478
- Mondays on SI Phone Jen Cudmore 0425 212 849
Group For Catherine Park - Run by SIOCS - Emmie Collins
on 0405 330 781
- Women on Water
- second Wednesday of the month - contact Nila on 9999 2445
& Kids Groups Playgroup - Run by SIOCS
- email Emma firstname.lastname@example.org
- contact Bob or Kez on 9999 4092
Park Bush Care Group,
2nd Sunday @ 9.30am, Sharon Kinnison @ 9997 6017
Park Bush Care Group,
1st Saturday @ 9 am, Bob Bolton @ 9999 4092
Thinking Group - Roy
Baker, 9999 6891, email@example.com
a capella choir
– Saturdays at 2:30 pm, SI Community Hall. Call Gordon on
Buses and Railways
Moon phases, Sun rise & set
weather for Sydney (128k circle)
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Assistance Line & Information
1444 or 9281 0000
Bay Water Police
7899 or 0412 162 093
Bay - Weekend
9999 3554 -
(02) 8411 1121
Bay - VHF Radio channel
Radio Channel: VHF 16
27MHz Radio Channel: 86
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
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Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
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