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Strong woman with a kind heart

Strong woman with a kind heart

Aunty Marion Pearce, a proud Gunai and Monaro woman, who lived most of her life in Bairnsdale, has been posthumously inducted on the Victorian Aboriginal Honor Roll. Aunty Marion’s four daughters, Margaret, May, Linda and Michelle, were at the ceremony in Melbourne recently. Margaret told the Advertiser her late mother’s induction “makes us proud”. Marion Pearce was one of eight children to be...
Horse shooting slapped down

Horse shooting slapped down

A plan by the Victorian Government to shoot wild horses in the Alpine National Park has been slapped down by a majority vote of councillors at last week’s East Gippsland Shire Council meeting. The meeting, held in Swifts Creek, saw an urgent business item added to the council meeting agenda by High Country councillor, Sonia Buckley. Cr Buckley moved a motion that council writes to the Minister...
Bairnsdale Show back in business

Bairnsdale Show back in business

The Bairnsdale Show committee was forced to make a very hard decision a month ago after its annual general meeting was so poorly attended.  It had decided it would make one more desperate call out for volunteers for the show and if there were no volunteers to come forward it would have to close the doors after 141 years. The committee went along to the special meeting that had been arranged...
There’s gold in them hills

There’s gold in them hills

Swifts Creek resident, Richard Darby, didn’t have gold on his mind when he purchased a 300-acre bush property at Snowstorm Gully, near Cassilis, more than 30 years ago. Instead, Mr Darby, who paid $45,000 for the hilly landscape, was more excited about the “good firewood” he had inherited with the property. Aware that the land had been mined from the 1890s to early 1900s, Mr Darby knew that it...
Dahlsens’ announcement

Dahlsens’ announcement

Last week’s announcement, regarding the future plans for Dahlsens, has caused mixed public emotion drawing supporters as well as those cynical about the company’s intentions. Company co-chairman, John Dahlsen, said the planned move to a complex at 108 Forge Creek Road, adjacent to the racecourse, would improve operations significantly.    The company will relocate its trade box...
Local collaboration

Local collaboration

Bairnsdale Aerodrome came alive with people at the weekend with thousands enjoying a day out at the East Gippsland Field Days (EGFD). EGFD chairman, Ronald Alexander, said on Saturday alone 6000 adults passed through the gates. “We were helped by good weather and a very supportive public,” Mr Alexander said.  Organiser, Sue-Ellen Latham, said the committee was incredibly grateful to the...

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