It was another hot day. That suits me . I like SUMMERTIME. The Girls came to visit and Izzy had rigged up the swing set. He brought lunch back from URUNGA BAKERY which is one of our favourite eateries – mostly because its unapologetically a BAKERY. The Girls and Izzy like the SLATE 21 better than I do so far and they enjoyed themselves playing games and putting collages together. We have a bike hidden in the Kombi for the little girl’s birthday. We had a happy family day in our enormous yard amongst the paddocks. Country life has some very good features. We ride round on a motorised Pony. My mum’s electric traveller it was.
When the Girls went home we took ourselves into Urunga and down to the Sea Lido. I missed the 2.0 metre Christmas Tides but there was still plenty of salt water and laughing children and boats.
With my recent wondering about URUNGA and what looks like neglect to me, followed by the SEA LIDO RALLY I am taking a retro look at the Papers to see what its been like – previously. Surely some of the good can be brought into the present. A seaside town with no swimming. Get a Grip ! WHY do people say “ ah well the effluent flows into the lagoon from the Sewage Treatment works” . What sort of explanation is that ? Hello ! Its 2011.
After a good bit of coastal travel between Brisbane and Bateman’s Bay – I am left wondering. Why take away all that was good about the past to treat the uncared for present and create a future without history. Many of these other little towns have reclaimed their heritage and brought it back to life as well as incorporating it in modern developments.
There are some excellent URUNGA tales which are simply being lost. Lets dig ‘em out and see what they are. Check the PEGUMS’ new PILOT HOUSE book “ Crossing the Bar” at the Library in Urunga or Museum in Bello. We have a fascinating history.
PS. I do not apologise for any duplication of data from earlier posts.
Back to other times :
URUNGA : THE LITTLE TOWN THAT TIME FORGOT. TOWN OF SWIMMERS. LET US SWIM !
|The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843-1893), Thursday 17 November 1870
|"SWIMMING." The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) 29 Dec 1926: 11
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Wednesday 13 July 1927,
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Saturday 10 December 1932,
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Thursday 25 May 1939,
|The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), Saturday 13 September 1952,
AS THEY SAY.
THE NEW BELLBOTTOM . Keep your eyes out for one of these in bello shops or check the contacts below.
just a glance over the week. Its GLOBAL CARNIVAL WEEK. I am not saying anything about it. Let it speak for itself. Restraint of Tongue and computer keyboard for me.
I am NOT going. Probably won’t be going to visit the family in North Bello either. Read their spiel. Check their FACEBOOK page, talk to the people of the town and lets see what comes out of it all.
I was rather stunned by the scale of preparations. Went, as usual, to GROWERS’ MARKETS last Saturday only to find it moved along to the town end of the Showgrounds due to the Global Carnival constructions. Massive and each day adds a little more.
Bellbottom Media The first issue of bellbottom hit the streets of Bellingen today. Find your copy at: Hearthfire, Kombu, Geckoz, Alchemy, Vintage Nest, The surf shop, The video shop, Federal Hotel, Amelia Franklin Coffee Roastery, Heartland Didgeridoos, The Prov, Guru Food, Sis De Lane, Big Skye Gallery, Nexus Gallery… plus more.
Amongst interviews and reviews etc, is the lift out BELLBOTTOM EVENT GUIDE. Very neat. All on recycled paper and coming out monthly.
I am including a sample of the EVENTS Page.The graphics are excellent. I like the look of this one. Then again, if you have been served by Maggie Quirk, you will know what a sweetheart she is.