Fire Shed Dinner
SI Fire Brigade Matters
SIRA Membership Renewal
Corner with Leicester Warburton
Molloy Birthday Celebration photos
Local Contact Guide
Island Annual Motor Vehicle Registration
JULY 7, 2012
STATION 9AM TO 2PM
In 1995, SIRA arranged for the removal of 15 unregistered vehicles,
plus 1 truck! There was significant concern amongst members of
the community about the lack of third party liability cover for these
vehicles. To assist vehicle owners with registering their vehicles SIRA
negotiated and obtained permission for the Fireshed to become a
registered inspection station. Pink slips are issued annually and
are valid until the registration date within the year. Warriewood
RTA is aware of this arrangement and renewals are accepted with these
SIRA supports the registration of all motor vehicles on Scotland
Island. Residents with unregistered vehicles in use are putting
the community at risk through the lack of third party liability
cover. Should an accident ever occur that results in injury to
the driver, passengers or pedestrians, it would devastate our
PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND MAKE YOUR VEHICLES AVAILABLE FOR
REGISTRATION. If your vehicle does not pass registration or you
are currently the user of an unregistered vehicle SIRA requests that it
be removed from the Island.
SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
SCOTLAND ISLAND FIRE
STATION 9AM TO 2PM
REGO PAPERS PLUS MOTOR VEHICLE
$60.00 PER VEHICLE $10.00 S.I.R.F.B. $70.00 TOTAL
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WILL BE A ONCE ONLY INSPECTION!!
PLEASE HAVE VEHICLES IN ROADWORTHY CONDITION
REJECTION SLIPS WILL BE ISSUED FOR VEHICLES NOT CONFORMING WITH R.T.A.
Island Winter Fire Shed Dinner
July 7th, 7pm
Dinner by Robyn & Tim
Children under 12 $5
Pittwater Offshore Wine
Wine Tasting Sunday 8th July
Brrr...Winter Chills are best treated with a combination
Paracetamol/Pseudoephedrine/Phenyephrine drug combination. What a load
Winter chills are best treated with one or two glasses of your
favourite wine from the new tasting collection from the Wine Syndicate.
You know that, I know that and so we are all keenly awaiting the
The next tasting is on Sunday 8th
July 2012 from 3pm at the home of George and Deryn on beautiful
If you are new to the syndicate, download the
tasting notes (see below), bring them with you as well as your tasting
glass and a plate of nibbles to contribute to the afternoon, and have
Wine Tasting Notes HERE
Please enter this date in your diary this very minute.
See you there.
SCOTLAND ISLAND RURAL
Fire Brigade Matters - WATER
Water is the main outside resource in the fighting of fires, although
Pittwater is always at hand we are in most cases away from the
waterfront going to be looking to use tank water. We carry some water
on the two firetrucks for immediate use, but in an emergency we have
the right to tap into private residents water tanks.
On arrival at a fire one of the crew is sent to ‘find water’ in nearby
tanks whilst the fire is fought with the limited water on the trucks.
For this reason we ask that residents keep their water tanks as full as
possible at all times, especially in the fire season. It is in
the fire season (the hotter months) when water usage may be
highest so it is important to make regular checks of your tanks
to ensure enough water is available for firebrigade use should the need
We carry small portable pumps on the trucks, and can therefore pump
from your tank, it is however possible and preferable to fit a Stortz valve on your tanks
outlet to enable immediate firebrigade connection of our 38mm
hose. They are easy to fit, I have one that I fitted myself,
fitted in line (no need to empty the tank) just ahead of the water
lines connection to the tank, and ahead of the tanks on-off valve. You
will need a 38mm Stortz valve available from Waterworks in Narrabeen
In a bushfire emergency the firebrigade will take control of the
Islands’ emergency water supply, we can then tap into any of the
standpipes in the waterline around the Island. This however should not
dissuade you from fitting a Stortz valve on your tank or from making
sure your tank is kept as full as possible as private tanks would be
first priority in our search for water as we need to work quickly for a
house fire or bushfire.
We have had one or two new people come forward to apply for active
membership, which is very good, if you think you can make the
commitment to active membership please contact me (details below) or
talk to any member of the brigade.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS NOW DUE!
Another year has flown by
and SIRA membership for 2012 - 2013 is now due.
Please complete the form, all householders over 18 to sign, and return
with $20.00 to:
SIRA, PO Box 70, Church Point.
here to download membership form
New residents can find more information on SIRA activities and Island
information on the website: www.scotlandisland.org.au
A new edition of the POD (Pittwater Offshore Directory) is planned for
next year. More details will be forthcoming closer to the
production date and advertising copy will be invited for inclusion in
this 5th edition.
History Corner with Leicester Warburton
ANDREW THOMPSON'S LINK WITH THE ISLAND
Andrew Thompson died on October 22, 1810, at the age of 37, Governor
Macquarie attended his funeral as Chief Mourner. The rigidly
conservative and influential preacher, the Reverend Samuel Marsden
stayed on his plebe, the land attached to his parish church at
Parramatta. Not even death could persuade him to give public
recognition to "an evil-liver" for Marsden believed that his superiors
in England would never approve of him associating with an ex-convict.
He felt that this disapproval might not only besmirch his sacred
character but also cause him to lose the respect of the people under
his care. Such were the religious intolerances of the time.
A few days later, the Sydney Gazette, which was edited by an emancipist
like Thompson, wrote of Thompson's success in accumulating considerable
property after his early lapse of rectitude. Only just under 10 months
earlier, on January 1 of the same year, Macquarie had rewarded Thompson
for his many community services with the grant to him of Scotland
Island for an annual rent of three shillings. (See attached historic
draft of the official agreement. Note the Government's right to "make a
At Thompson's funeral Macquarie paid generous tribute to Thompson
saying "This most useful and valuable man closed his earthly career on
the 22 day of October at Windsor of which he was the principal founder
in the thirty-seventh year of his age with the hope of eternal life".
In this way Thompson's death became the occasion for the first
statement that the country belonged to deserving emancipists. At the
same time Governor Macquarie identified himself more closely with their
aspirations by earlier writing a tribute to Thompson in which he
pointed out that "by persevering industry and a diligent attention to
the command of his superiors he had
raised himself to that state of
respectability and affluence . His appointment as a JP also helped to
restore him to that rank in society he had forfeited".
These words made a profound impression on the grateful Thompson that he
bequeathed a quarter of his fortune of 36,000 pounds (the equivalent of
millions today) to the governor. His estate had included 1585 acres of
prime land. A distillation of Macquarie's words appeared on Thompson's
As for the Reverend Marsden, 20 years later, in the district where he
had taken his unforgiving stand against Thompson's lapse from
rectitude, he suffered a fatal heart attack.
Sydney Gazette - 1810
National Library of
Australia - Trove
Green Hills, on Monday the
22d Instant, after
a lingering and severe illness,
aged 37, ANDREW
THOMPSON, Esq. Magistrate of that District. In
retracing the last
twenty years of the life of this exemplary and much lamented
Character will not be held uncharitable to glance at the lapse from
rectitude which in an early and inexperienced period of youth
destined him to these shores, since it will stamp a more honourable
Tribute to his Memory to have it recorded, that from his first arrival
in this Country he uniformly conducted himself with that strict regard
to morality and integrity, as to obtain and enjoy the countenance and
protection of several succeeding Governors; active, intelligent
and industrious, of manners mild and conciliatory,with a heart
generous and humane, Mr. THOMPSON was enabled to accumulate
considerable property; and what was more valuable to him, to possess
the confidence and esteem of some of the most distinguished Characters
in this Country; the consciousness of which surmounted the private
solicitude of revisiting his native Country, and led him rather to yield to the wish of passing the
evening of his life where his
manhood had been meritoriously exerted, than of returning to the land
which gave him birth. Mr.
THOMPSON's intrinsic good qualities
were appreciated by His EXCELLENCY the present GOVERNOR,
who soon after his
arrival here was pleased to appoint him a Magistrate, for which
situation Mr. THOMPSON's natural good sense and a superior knowledge of
the Laws of his Country peculiarly qualified him.
Nor can we close
this Tribute to his Memory
to the important services Mr.
this Colony, and many of hisfellow-creatures, during the heavy and
public distresses which the floods at the Hawkesbury produced amongst
the Settlers in that extensive District; Mr. THOMPSON's exertions were
on a late occasion for two days and two nights unremittingly directed
to the assistance of the sufferers, and we
hasten to add, that in these offices of humanity, he not only exposed
himself to personal danger, but laid the foundation for that illness which
has de- prived the World of a valuable Life.
unfortunate Disturbances which
this Colony, he, whose death we
now lament held on
the even "Tenor of his Way," and acquitted himself with
and wisdom, and when the ruthless Hand of Death arrested his earthly
career, he yielded with becoming fortitude, and left this World for a
better,with humble and devout resignation, and anexemplary confidence
in the Mercies of his GOD!
Molly 80 Birthday Celebration
Full size images can be seen at the Offshore
Authors Share the
Adventures of a Lifetime -
Linda Benton and David Rule
Mona Vale Library will host co-authors Linda Benton and David Rule who
share their amazing journey through 22 countries in their recently
published adventure journal Two Feet Forward on Thursday 5 July.
Linda Benton and David Rule were both made redundant at the time of the
Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Meeting through a mutual friend,
they soon realised they had both shared a desire to travel and used the
GFC as an opportunity to live their wildest dreams.
They took a leap of faith, packed up their lives and set off for a
journey that covered 22 countries over nine months.
Events Librarian Catherine Buddin said their book is a visual
adventure, taking the reader on a journey of fun and sharing a
light-hearted love story in rare and picturesque locations.
“The book is beautifully presented and captures recipes, memories,
budgeting tips and stunning photography,” said Ms Buddin.
David Rule has a background in finance and has returned to his career
managing sales, marketing and events for Two Feet Forward. Linda
Benton has a background in graphic design which she has drawn on to
produce this visually engaging book.
As well as being a travelogue, the book also provides inspiration on
how to manage a dramatic shift in life plans such as the sudden
redundancy experienced by the two authors.
The talk will be held on Thursday 5 July from 6.30pm to 8pm at Mona
Mona Vale Library is located at 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Bookings are essential; to book phone 9970 1600. Following the talk
there will be book signings and light refreshments. Admission is
$8 adult, $6 concession.
Learn more about Two Feet Forward at www.twofeetforward.com.au
PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PITTWATER FAMILIES
Families in Pittwater now have access to a confidential referral
service launched last week and provided by Relationships Australia
through their ‘Community Builders’ program.
The program has been extended to Avalon, with a project worker from
Relationships Australia located at the Avalon Early Childhood Centre
every Friday from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
Pittwater Council’s Mayor Cr Harvey Rose said the program, which was
funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, aimed to
build stronger communities.
“The program provides a support worker to help individuals and
community groups with referrals for services they may need,” added Cr
Sue Johansson from Relationships Australia said the focus of the
Community Builders program was to connect with families.
“Often many young families are faced with difficult decisions, and
don’t know where to turn for advice or support,” she said.
“Our program offers a one-stop-shop service, where residents across
Pittwater can seek free confidential advice on all matters affecting
their families,” said Ms Johansson.
To launch the program Relationships Australia will hold a 'Resilient
Kids' workshop for parents of primary aged children at Avalon
Recreation Centre. The workshop is on Wednesday 27 June at 7pm.
Bookings are essential by calling 1300 734 120 or emailing
Residents are welcome to drop in for a chat each Friday at the Early
Childhood Centre, located at 59 Old Barrenjoey Road. Residents can also
call 1300 734 120 to make a confidential appointment regarding any
To learn more about Relationships Australia and the Community Builder’s
Ph: 9970 1170
WEEDS IN THE
Pittwater Council and the Pittwater Natural Heritage Association will
hold a free workshop on Pittwater’s weeds next month.
Residents can learn all about which weeds are native to the Pittwater
area and how to deal with them on Saturday 21 July between 1pm and 3pm.
The workshop will be held at the Coastal Environment Centre, Lake Park
Road Narrabeen, hosted by local experts.
Council’s Natural Environment and Education Manager Mark Beharrell said
the workshop was designed to help residents identify local weeds,
particularly those likely to spread from their gardens.
“Our bushcare experts will explain what a noxious weed is and how to
remove them, using tools to assist in the process. Residents will also
get advice on the best natives to plant once the weeds have been
Mr Beharrell residents were encouraged to bring along an example of a
weed they are having trouble eliminating as well as any questions for
our local experts.
“You’ll have an opportunity to find out how to get involved in one of
Council’s many bushcare groups.”
Attendance at the weed workshop is free and refreshments will be
Bookings are essential and can be made online at
Sonja Elwood, Pittwater Council Ph: 9970 1308
Bothams Beach Bush
Environmental Foundation is committed to restoring the endangered
Spotted Gum Forest on the foreshore at Bothams Beach at the entrance to
McCarrs Creek, west of Holmeport.
Weeds are disappearing and native plants sprouting, transforming this
lovely patch of Spotted Gum Forest into healthy bushland once more. But
we need help with some extra weeding and planting of native plant
The Pittwater Environmental Foundation was set up by Council as an
independent body to attract donations and seek other funding to support
preserve and enhance our native bush. The restoration of the Spotted
Gum Forest foreshore at Botham Beach is one of six projects currently
funded by the Foundation
CAN YOU HELP?
We'll be there 8.30 to 11.30 on:
July: Thursday 5th and Tuesday 17th:
August: Thursday 2nd, Tuesday 14th
September: Thursday 6th, Tuesday 18th
Tools, training and morning tea provided. Even an hour or two will help
the restoration of this site.
Entry is opposite 55 McCarrs Creek Rd. The track to the site starts
near the green telecommunication kiosk.
Funding from Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority has
enabled the Foundation to provide onsite management through Pittwater
Council and heavy duty bush regeneration contract work through private
contractor Big Picture Bush Regeneration.
T: Lesley Stevens 9979 9477
Large Room to rent on Scotland Island Water front House 160pw
Female preferred avaliable @ the end of July
Phone 040 2583 230
If anyone has one available.
Any size is acceptable just as long as it can collect water as a
Leather lounges for sale.
Chocalate colored and in great nik.3 seater, 2.5 seater with matching
arm chair and matching ottoman.pick up from Florence Terrace.
Very good condition. $680.00
Contact Essie 0418253870.
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Island Community Vehicle - 0404 103 700
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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: email@example.com
Island Community Hall
Bookings: Kez on 9999 4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Services, Clubs &
Traders - On-line shopping
from your computer, through your door on Scotland Island. Contact
Graeme on 0419 460 331 or click
here for full details
of the Peace
- Bob Bolton - 9999 4092
of the Peace
- Paul Purvis - 9979 9667
of the Peace
- Paul Burchall - 0414 975 793
of the Peace
- Bob Mitchell (Mackeral Beach) - 0419 745 628
the Peace - Maureen Anderson - Morning Bay resident. - 02
9997-2659 or 0417-279-346
Community Arts Inc. - Enquiries Lorrie Morgan
9997 8079 email@example.com
- enquiries Janice Tuynman - 99991937 - jt@swift dsl.com.au
Point Yacht Club - http://www.wpyc.com.au
Prince Alfred Yacht Club - 02
Motor Yacht Club - http://www.royalmotor.com.au/
02 9997 5511
Island Lodge - Bed
Breakfast - 02 9979 3301 or
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
Service - "No
job too small" - Call Alan 0447 775 541
Scotland Island 0418 229 277 - offshore community
sparky - www.sparky.com.au
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 or 88
Island Rural Fire Brigade
Fire Service General Information 9265 2999
Fire Service General information
Emergency Service, Warringah/Pittwater SES
Parks & Wildlife Service: 000, general information
of Community Services: general information
388, (ah) 131 909
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