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A LITTLE MORE COURIER SUN – big night on may 29th

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EVENTS-MAY 29 2010

We have the 9th chapter at the Federal as well as tonight’s OPEN MIC.

Down at the RSL GOLF CLUB :

BALL POINT PENGUIN COMIC HARMONY TRIO on Sat 29th. $12.

BELLO BOWLO

BIG BAND NIGHT

AND PETE BUFO IS EXCITED.

MUDDY TURDS

THE CLAP

SUPAWIFE

Free entry. Cheap drinks. Great Environment

DIGGERS TAVERN. STRIDES.

Coming straight from Darling Harbour  and the Basement.
AFRO BEAT REGGAE SOUND.
They were also at 2009 Global.

This is a 10 piece band.

$12.

Just a quick run through now of odds and ends.

The UNCLE TOM KELLY ART PRIZE is on and the IAN COOPER MEMORIAL DAY.

The LIVING MEMORY CD Launch is FRIDAY NIGHT 28 May. Dorrigo Bowls Club.

Bellingen Energy Festival starts on June 5 at the Showground.

Year 9 and 10 from Bello High pulled in First Place in the Regional Heats of a Newcastle Uni Science and Engineering Challenge and will be in the next round in Newcastle in August. The names I can see include Hannah, Ella, Oliver, Indi and Francis and there are more !

Other Bellingen High School students competed at the SHOW.  At least two blue ribbons for Bulls and Bull Calf. They took 2nd place for Best Eggs as well as the cattle awards.

Bellingen Public School is working with the theme of ITS COOL TO BE AT SCHOOL.

Looks to me like Carl J Foster has turned 80 as well. He surely doesn’t look it. Nor does LGB.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at the UNTING CHURCH HALL every Saturday at 4pm.

St Mary’s covered outdoor learning area looks to be very impressive indeed.

STILL READING THE BELLINGEN COURIER SUN ON A RAINY DAY

Its cold as well. 14 degrees C at 9.30a.m. Not COLD in Southern Terms but chilly enough for me.  
EVENTS THIS WEEK.

 

FEDERAL 

THURS OPEN MIC.  
SATURDAY – 9TH CHAPTER BLUES AND ROOTS.

That’s 9th Chapter at the FLAME TREE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Grafton in April.

Izzy MCed the Flame Tree and thought they were pretty good.

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Back to my scrutiny of the Paper. More write ups about the Hospital
and I see glimmers of hope despite the overwhelmingly negative views I have been encountering. Way I figure it is , NCAHS can erode and so can we.  One more bed, one more midwife – we can climb out of the mirey pit they’ve dug for us. And there IS one more bed. The Community raised $7000 and bought it. Good stuff. Carols by Candlelight in Urunga, Rotary and the Hospital Auxiliary  all raised money.

There IS a song written and online.

There HAS been a rally and a march.

There ARE 3330+ fans on the Facebook page.

DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, BELLO!

Pat Oakman passed away at 92 years of age.  and there is a MASTER TREE GROWERS COURSE on.

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Down on the Highway at Urunga, is LINDSAY’S OYSTERS AND SEAFOOD. Next to the BP.

 

CONSIDERING THE COURIER SUN – LAST WEEK OF MAY.

http://www.bellingencourier.com.au/

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LOOKING BACK AT LOCALS. JUDE AND BRETT. 

FIONA

Happy 50th to FIONA. Fee and her Crew lived for years in Bello. Now resident in Lismore but they are BELLO BELLES. Happy 50th, Fee. 

Its wet and cool this morning, so I have set myself up at the big table, Courier Sun beside me and taking a look at what’s been happening and what’s coming up. Yesterday in town, I noted the black blankets at the front of the TUCK SHOP cafe in Hyde Street. Take one, they said and return it when you have finished eating. Reassuring thought for the Bellingen Winter.

The front page headline on the COURIER SUN is YOUTH NOW HAVE SPACE.  This one sounds like a very big breakthrough and there is a photo of the mayor to prove its validity. The Mayor and the School Captains. We have had drop in centres and other activities before this but this one looks BIG. Now that Telstra has removed its workers and the very efficient setup it had, the space  behind the Post Office is empty and is ‘ set to become YOUTH CENTRAL’.

Y2A – youth to adult – is a Bellingen Community support group for young people.   The Council has given a 10 year lease on this space so there is a true possibility of something enduring.

Contact Paul Tipper – 66552244 or email youth2adult@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to become involved.

PUBLIC MEETING – WED JUNE 9TH – 7PM UNITING CHURCH HALL. BELLINGEN.

 

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MOJO BLUESMEN BUSKING ON THE CORNER NEAR THE NEW YOUTH SPACE. 

Then again, the official opening seems to be in 1937.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), Monday 19 April 1937, page 9

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11057739

ne national park openThe Argus Monday 19 April 1937, page 9

NEW ENGLAND NATIONAL PARK celebrated its 75th birthday. So says the BCS and the Ministers and MPS are shown smiling although that might be grimaces at the Cold. Perhaps I misread the NLA Historic newspapers but the dates seems a little out to me.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Friday 13 October 1933, page 12

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17015111
NE NATINAL PARK The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 13 October 1933, page 12

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Wednesday 26 June 1935, page 14

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17191986

nenpmapThe Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 26 June 1935, page 14

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Monday 24 June 1935, page 10

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17200301

ne np 1935The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 24 June 1935, page 10

Whatever the actual date, it looks like Torbay and Sartor enjoyed themselves.

They say the park is home to 500 species of plants. It protects “the highest section of the Great Easte3rn escarpment in Northern NSW.“ Altitude ranges from 100 metres to 1563 metres above seas level.

Mr Torbay said; “ it is one of 50 reserves which make up the Gwondana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. “

I had best get a move along here and turn to Page 2. It could take me a week to read the BCS if I don’t. There have been drug raids this week and 2 very sad car crashes up on the Dorrigo.

In the above mentioned NLA HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS, I found reference to a song called the DORRIGO DISASTER, written way back in the early 1900s. I haven’t been able to find it as yet but I am looking.

Andrew Stoner, with the boyish smile, is calling for more police on the Plateau. More police indeed. I come back after 10 years, and they’re selling Urunga Police Station which once housed the local Constabular Family and was well kept  and a part of the Community. I go into an opshop in Bello and they tell me of trying to contact Police when concerned about an odd customer in the shop and being told someone would be there ‘ later that day’.

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WATERHOLE IN N.E.N.P.

 

http://www.bellingencourier.com.au/