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August 2017 no.183 original authentic organic relevant

John Romeril with his

beloved wife Fay who
passed away on 6.7.2017.
Johns tribute is on p. 5.

We farewell much loved local On August 11th, we remember Sam ODonnell who died a year ago.
artist & potter, Julie Shaw p.2 Sam is much loved by his family and is always in their hearts.
TALKING HEADS MAGAZINE is grass roots, community
Julie Margaret Rodas Schoff (Shaw),
focused, locally owned & operated and delivered to
barwon heads free each month since 2002.
born 7 November 1940, has died aged 76
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lots of places in between and by subscription.
after a difficult year that she endured with
The opinions and recommendations given by contributors
are their own and not attributable to the publisher - Barwon
Heads Marketing. Born in Adelaide, to Dick and Lucy Shaw, the younger sister of Hugo
TALKING HEADS MAGAZINE takes a light look at local
lifestyle & up-coming events. If we bring you out to listen to Shaw, she spent a happy childhood surrounded by the beautiful works
some independent live music, enjoy a good film, attend a of artistic craftsmanship of her father, a well-known potter. She attended
community event, join a group, support your local tradies Presbyterian Girls' College (now Seymour) Adelaide, where she was
and services, shop locally, encourage a budding artist or
musician, cook something different or entice you to eat at a Tennis Captain (1956) and a school prefect, head of her house and
new place...our work is done! captain of sports and tennis (1957) and Sports captain. She loved athletics, hockey and tennis. After
The advertising supports your community news and we matriculation, she studied physiotherapy at Adelaide University, playing hockey and tennis for the university. A
encourage you to support and shop with those who
advertise within.
long voyage to Europe by ship followed University and with lifelong friend Sue Hamilton, she travelled around
Europe, the two of them on a moped. This was the beginning of a lifelong love of travel.
Post Office Box 1054 Barwon Heads 3227.
In 1967 she met and married Rick Schoff. Three children followed. In 1976 the couple moved to Melbourne and
ADVERTISING WELCOME Julie lived a rich and varied life as a mother, a physiotherapist and a potter. In 1995 she moved with Rick to
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Barwon Heads where they built a home and garden and became members of the vibrant local community. She
was a member of the Barwon Heads Film Society; Friends of the Bluff; the beekeeping group; was actively
0416 119240 involved in the annual Mountain to Mouth Festival and the Festival of the Sea; a volunteer at the Lobster Pot (where she created with others a lovely mosaic), and a supporter of the local community garden. With her friends and neighbours she campaigned to protect the natural beauty of her environment, including to rid Barwon Heads
email - of plastic bags.
Printed on FSC approved paper using soy based ink Outside her immediate community she was a member of the Geelong Sculptors and spent many happy days
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Julie trained as a potter in Adelaide as a student at the South Australian School of Art under Ben Kypridakis and
Jeff Mincham. On moving to Melbourne she worked at the Carlton Arts Centre and continued her education
through the many visiting potters and in the work-shops run by the Victorian Ceramic Group. Her exhibitions
included participation in 'Future Functions' at the Manly Art Gallery (2004); at 'Impressed' in New Delhi
(2006);'Alchemy in Clay' at the Kazari Gallery in Melbourne (2006);'Connecting Identities' at the Australian Wool
Museum (2008); and at Habitat Gallery with a group of Victorian potters following a residency at Sanskriti Kendra,
Delhi (2010). She was the recipient of many ceramics awards, including at the Sydney Tea Pot show (2006) and
the Art of Tea, Bendigo (2006).

She leaves behind a considerable body of ceramic and other work. Her teapots and other vessels, often glazed a
vibrant turquoise blue, reflected her love of the natural world. The use of black bamboo and wax and other
embellishments from the sea made each work unique. She made vessels of all kinds, including for use in the
Mountain to the Mouth festival. But she was not just a potter. She worked with glass, with mosaic and with kelp
that she dragged from the beach. Continued page 9

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Was it this cold at this time last year? (People & Organisation Development, Legal & The Community Engagement Plan published in the
Governance) all five Directors and two Executive July Council papers
Managers reporting directly to me as CEO which will
WHAT IS THE COUNCIL DOING? enable the organisation to pursue the multitude of Save the Barwon Heads Library - This fight has just
There are a number of CoGG initiatives; some long standing strategies that will assist the City of Greater Geelong in begun. Join now and make sure you are registered at
with others popping up each week. We are concerned that preparing to meet the challenges that will be faced in Barwon Heads.
there is too much happening and wonder if this is a deliberate the future. As you are probably aware all cities in the
attempt to overwhelm the community. The convoluted world are coping with technological developments, COUNCIL ELECTIONS OCTOBER 2017 BELLARINE
reports are exhaustingly complex and some unintelligible in demographic change, global economic uncertainty WARD ARE YOU GOING TO STAND?
the broader context of long term strategic planning. We are and climate change. In addition to this we are aware So in the context of the above we are looking forward to
struggling to understand how it all works and how the litany of from worldwide research that for cities to be successful meeting the candidates for Bellarine in the forthcoming
policies/reviews/plans impact on decision making and us. they need to be prosperous, connected, designed for
Council elections.
We have asked the Council to explain and wrote as follows to people, sustainable and resilient and creative. We are
In early July seven community associations met in Drysdale.
the CEO and Administrators: of the view our organisation structure which has been
The meeting was jointly hosted by the Barwon Heads
recently reviewed will meet these community needs.
Association and the Portarlington Community Association.
Our community is exhausted and confused by the Other groups represented were Indented Head, St Leonards,
myriad of strategies/policies/projects that CoGG is Oh well with that clarified here are the current CoGG
Ocean Grove, Breamlea, Drysdale and Clifton Springs.
referring to and publishing. We are keen participants, initiatives which we are attempting to understand and
There will be three councilors serving the 54,000 residents of
but struggle with time and resources and wonder how it participate in:
the Bellarine Ward. The new ward will have the biggest
all works and is meant to work. ?Is there a decision Barwon Heads Structure Plan (report is
population of voters in the City of Greater Geelong. Apart
tree that will help us prioritise our time and being written by Council Planners for August
from distinctive local issues for each town there was
resources.??We are struggling with the Social council meeting) We are seriously concerned about
consensus around issues of communication, infrastructure,
Infrastructure Plan which is an unwieldy document, the scale of development in town and impact of this on
development, environment and safety. Our new councilors
difficult to read and explain to others. How is discussion amenities, drainage, the environment and parking.
will have to work collaboratively together to deliver fair and
of this meant to proceed? Where does this plan fit in the Especially when considered with the significant
equitable distribution of assets and services across the
overall scheme of things? How are we meant to increase in growth in Ocean Grove and Armstrong
whole of the Bellarine region. Each councilor will need the
respond as a community? There is strong belief in the Creek. Our focus is on keeping the level of
support and endorsement of the other two to make progress.
local library and keen interest in also retaining our old development in town sustainable, and don't consider
It was agreed to hold a series of candidate debates across
kindergarten. But should we also be talking to other there is a trade off with the Save Barwon Heads
the Bellarine Ward to give residents an opportunity to meet
groups, and if we are expected to resource this are Alliance's campaign to maintain the boundary. There is
and question candidates and for the groups to keep talking.
there funds available for support.??We note your new no doubt that saving Barwon Heads also needs to
We will keep you informed.
organisational structure - which your website consider the height and the scale of development. We
describes as follows: "We have five divisions which are all witnessing examples of what is possible in town,
have a General Manager and have a number of and many are appalled at the height of new buildings in NEXT BHA MEETING AUGUST 21ST 7:00PM AT
support departments established to meet specific town. We have always agreed that the boundaries THE BARWON HEADS SENIOR CITIZENS will
needs. Each department has a manager overseeing a should stay as is. The environment also needs to be discuss Barwon Heads Structure Plan
variety of units lead by co-ordinators. ??How does protected in the village and along the river as well as
this structure meet the needs of the community? the boundaries to the west. ALSO DIARISE OUR COMMUNITY RENEWABLE
??Thank you in anticipation of a simple answer. ENERGY FORUM SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST 2 - 5PM - This is
Help Shape the Future of Housing in our City You are a joint initiative of the BHA and BH Sustainability Group and
receiving this email because your group has been presents an exceptional opportunity for community members
The answer we received from the CEO: identified as potentially having an interest in the to learn more about transitioning to a clean and safe energy
development of the City of Greater Geelong's draft future. Speakers will include:
Council does appreciate it when local communities Settlement Strategy.
take a keen interest in council activities that will impact - Simon Corbell, Victoria's Renewable Advocate
The Settlement Strategy will have implications for: to discuss the Paris Agreement, the global response, threats
on their local areas or regionally. Local government in
2017 in the Geelong region, which is one of the faster and costs, and recent advancements in energy technology.
o Balancing growth between outward expansion - Tobi Geiger, Managing Director of West Wind
growing regions in Australia, has a very full program
(new communities) and urban consolidation (increasing Energy will discuss sharing the benefits of wind
both in guiding the strategic direction and providing the
densities in established areas) technology with local communities.
day to day services to the community. The decision
o Whether or not townships and suburbs should - Nick Carazzo, Alternative Technology
tree that will help local community groups like yours
continue to grow and the impacts on lifestyle and character Association will outline the prospects of solar
prioritise time and resources will be the Clever and
o Which areas are preferred for growth and why and batteries.
Creative Vision for the next 30 years which the
o Providing housing that meets the challenges of - Tristan Edis, Director of Analysis & Advisory at
organisation is currently preparing a report to be tabled
changing demographics and affordability Green Energy Markets and Barwon Heads Local
for the administrators within the next month. This
o Making new communities and housing more will discuss current trends and the future of
vision will link into the new four year plan to be decided
sustainable renewable energy.
by the new council after the elections in October this
year. This four year plan will then cascade down into If you'd like to know what's happening with clean energy
Current Social Infrastructure Plan 2014-31 (which supply and what communities can do, register your interest
annual work plans.
we understand will be pivotal to retaining our library and via our website at
also attracting any other investment in town) has been
In relation to the Social Infrastructure Plan I wish to
released in its entirety, as part of Council's commitment to
advise that some guiding principles are currently being BHA MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE.
undertake a review of the plan. The scope of the review
prepared for the consideration of the administrators
before the end of their appointment term. Following this
and particularly the community engagement, still needs FORMS ON WEBSITE; AT THE BARWON
to be ratified by Council. This will occur at the Council HEADS POST OFFICE AND STARFISH.
a detailed review and a community engagement
meeting in August. Following the Council meeting we THANKYOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE
process will take place with a further report being
anticipate the review proper commencing sometime in
presented to Council in 2018. RENEWED SO QUICKLY NEW MEMBERS ARE
September, at which stage we will be in touch again.
In relation to the organisational structure I make the
The Greater Geelong Draft Municipal Heritage
following comments. The organisation is divided into Sandy Gatehouse - On behalf of the BHA Committee
Strategy (comments closed on July 21 we didn't
five directorates (City Services, Community Life,
Finance & Strategy, Planning & Development, have the resources to participate)
Investment & Attraction) and two executive managers
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With 970 submissions received via Save Barwon Heads Alliance (SBHA)
the Council must listen to the Community and protect the Ramsar wetlands
by retaining the boundary. The Council Planners are now preparing the
final Structure Plan to present to Council on the 22nd August. The SBHA
Committee will be there to hear the debate. Council will then prepare the
planning amendment that will implement the Structure plan and, probably
after the Council Elections (end of the October 2017), will seek further
submissions on that amendment. This is when SBHA will need your
submission for a second time. This is also when the developers will object,
triggering a Planning Panel Hearing to be held in early 2018. It takes just
one objection to trigger the Planning Panel and we know of at least three current land owners that want the boundary moved.
The relentless land speculators and developers will not give up the fight. SBHA is also vigilant in its defence of the boundary and will represent the community at
the Planning Panel next year with our own legal team and experts. We were successful in 2009 and with your help we will prevail again. The SBHA Committee are
meeting with our legal team and experts to prepare our case to present to the Planning Panel. This will take time and money so please consider giving what you
can to support this important defence work. We seek your continued support, through submissions and funds, to sustain this fight.
If you have any questions about the process or the issues please feel free to speak to one of the Committee members:
President: Stephen Wickman Vice President: Ange Hawdon
Treasurer: Alex Kuebler Fundraising: Gabrielle Nagel and Prue McKechnie
Secretary: Susan Tunnel Jones General Members: Dee Orgill and Lynne Hiller.
The developers have deep pockets and are determined to succeed. If each SBHA submitter gave just $50 we will meet our fundraising target. We hope you
will see this as a small price to pay.


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At Barwon Heads Primary
School we have a strong
BARWON HEADS belief that it is not enough to
COMMUNITY LIBRARY teach our children to just
The Save Barwon Heads Community Library Group how to read, write and solve
has held its first meeting since the decision to keep
our library open. maths problems.
It was decided by the group that we should become We believe that it is important to
an incorporated group under the name of Barwon educate our students socially and
Heads Community Library Association.
Our aim is to ensure that we do all we can to ensure emotionally; to enable them to flourish
that the library remains open beyond 30 June next both at primary school and in their life
year and to see that the library prospers. beyond school.
Thank you to everyone who gave their valuable This is why we have embraced the
ideas at the Rally for suggestions of how the library
offering might be broadened. We will be exploring
science of Positive Psychology which,
these ideas in the coming months. when applied to education, we call
We welcome any other ideas/comments people may Positive Education. Positive Psychology
have. is a new branch of psychology that
We are in the process of setting up an email emerged from traditional psychology's
address where we can be contacted and will also deficit based model. It is a strengths
have updates in Talking Heads, on the Barwon based approach that aims to prevent,
Heads Association website and on our facebook rather than cure mental illness and anxiety. The aim of positive psychology is to improve the quality of
Our thanks to everyone in the community for their people's lives.
support. We encourage you to enjoy using the At Barwon Heads Primary School we have our own model which is based on Martin Seligman's
library and to join if you aren't already a member. PERMA model. We teach Positive Education by using the VIA Character Strengths.
Our aim is to equip our students with a toolbox of strategies that they can use to be resilient and lead
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gratifying that many of these people swoop on that some people also feel that ANY item of
things which we had despaired of being able to clothing, no matter how old, torn or stained, can
sell. It seems that, like my daughters-in-law, be dropped off. PLEASE put any
modern younger women are not keen on the such items in your own bins! We also cannot
crystal objects of which we always seem to have cope with the huge quantity of books donated to
so many. Yet during the holidays, these, and us. At least a third have to go for recycling, so
many other special items sold at last. please be selective with these, as we have
I was delighted that so many children did come, recently had to have half-price sales just to get
and that they love to fossick around to find small rid of our vast quantity. So after all the negative
things which fortunately cost so little and which stuff, I am always so grateful for the many
parents, and more often, grandparents are happy positives.
EXCELLENT RESPONSE to indulge them. One thing we could not provide Recently, the B.H. Fire-Brigade took a photo,
In my last T.H. article I wrote about our need for for the many people who wished to buy it at this which they put on their Face-book page showing
extra volunteers. cold winter season, was wool. For once, our the plaque being presented that they had made
Thank God, we have had an excellent small stock was almost "wiped out", so if you to thank us for our donations to them over many
response, and it has been at the busy school happen to have any that you cannot use, please years. This prompted us to think about a Face-
holiday period when many of the newer recruits drop it off. Book page for the Op Shop, and it seems that
arrived to be amazed at the quantity of goods the wife of our Curate has the ability, (which I
that are donated, and which require sorting, I am frequently asked if there is a necessity for don't!!) of making such a thing.
pricing and displaying. Like our regular staff, goods to be left only when the shop is open. As I'm sure that we will all look forward to becoming
few of these women were keen to work in the most locals know, goods can be left under the a little more "technology-literate"....even if our
afternoon, so that the many customers who ask verandahs outside our two garages, at any time. Treasurer says that I'll have to be dragged
why we do not open during that time, may not This can be tricky, especially since the few kicking and screaming into the twenty-first
have known that we mostly start work at 9 a.m., people who are mean enough to "dump", know century! Finally, aren't we fortunate that we
and don't leave till after 1 p.m. So that's why we that if they arrive late at night, we won't be there have such a caring community. Thank God for
open only during those hours....can't wait to get to catch them. Our C.C.T.V. does, however, and the wonderful work done by the "Save our
home, have lunch, and put our feet up. this is checked fortnightly, or when I need to ring Library" and Save Barwon Heads Association.
to ask for special help. It seems that most people For all that we Op Shop volunteers might
Many of of the new volunteers had not been DO read the roughly painted sign asking that no grumble about heavy bags to shunt around, or
customers, and were quite taken aback to larger items of furniture be left. Certainly, chairs MORE piles of boxes of books to drag inside, we
realise that we have three separate areas, all of are not really LARGER, but lately, we seem to be are so mindful that if it were not for the wonderful
which need staffing, and that each area has inundated with chairs. Unless they are in very support of our community, we could never
special needs. Thankfully, we have had good good condition, most of these just have to be produce the results we do.
numbers of holiday customers, and it is so disposed of, which can be very costly. It seems God bless you all, Helen Edwards

Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden

Saturday July 15 was a great day for hearing about all things gardening.
Firstly, our guest was Justin Calverley, who has recently published The Urban Gardener. Around 40 members
and guests were entertained and educated by Justin's knowledge, charm and wit. Justin emphasized various
aspects of gardening, particularly Permaculture, having your garden mimic nature, and sensibly placing the plants
you use every day closest to the kitchen door. He advised us to better understand our soils, since the plants we
grow routinely in our vegie patches can come from all over the world. Resources include soil maps available on the
internet, and having soil samples commercially analysed. There was a robust discussion on soil alkalinity, a daily
problem for all Barwon Heads gardeners. Justin recommends heavy use of compost to improve the soil pH. He also
gave advice on fruit tree pruning, and on using all your home green waste in compost. After all, he said, Nature
produces no waste.
Justin fielded questions from all and sundry, but in the end, he had covered only a fraction of the book's contents.
The book is widely available, including at Bookgrove in Ocean Grove. Thanks, Justin, for an entertaining and
informative session. We were particularly pleased to hear Justin heap praise on our Garden and our composting

Justin Calverley with organiser Cathy Halliday (left)

After a bite of lunch, 14 members and friends embarked on a Food Forum. This was sponsored by CoGG. We
looked at the topics of growing, consuming and disposing of foods.
Carmel Smith talked about the enjoyment of gardening, and about spin-offs like friendships, sharing excess, and
visits to gardens both at home and abroad. Trish Clayton talked about food consumption, particularly in relation to
her recent Vietnam trip and the freshness of locally produced food. No Coles or Woolies there! The 3rd speaker was
Darby Munroe, from CoGG, who spoke about the green waste management and the reduction of plastic
contaminants in the product.
Then followed a brain storming on all kinds of ideas. Chairman John McIntosh helped us distil the array of
ideas down to a manageable can do list:
1) Develop a seed-saving bank
2) Run workshops on basic gardening skills a couple of times per year
3) Hold composting and worm farm workshops.
4) Develop a food swap system through the internet/Facebook
5) Look at the already-successful communal gardening that is happening in Wattlebird Ave.

What a productive and useful day. Inspires me to get out there and garden.. Kene Allen & Anne Way
Russell Mitten, Committee Member
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Connecting with your Kids - Growth Mindset

Young people in our communities are experiencing higher rates of depression and anxiety; one in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition. Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians. It is
vital that we are connected with our children so they feel they have someone they can come to if they experience any mental stress.

'Executive skills', also known as 'life skills' are vital for our children to succeed in the futures they design for themselves. Executive skills are often learnt later on in life on the job by trial and error. They help individuals
to be adaptable or to 'read the play'. Executive skills are the people skills that enable us human beings to be able to socialise, communicate and interact with each other in harmony. They can include gratitude,
empathy, communication, imagination, organisation, self-awareness, resilience and so forth. By linking the teaching of executive skills at home together as a family, it is hoped that you will all connect together as a
close unit, so if your child experiences stress or anxiety, they will be able to talk to you as a parent.

Growth mindset can be defined as one's ability of believing in themselves to grow and develop through dedication and hard work. Some people may have experienced something or been told something in their past
and then take this into their future. They may start to create a future that is determined by their past. For example, I remember from a young age that I was always good at maths so I took this belief and made it fit my
future. On the other hand, I remember believing that I was not a very good reader at school. I have a memory of reading with an older child in school named Michael. From that day on, I believed that I was not good at
reading. I took my past and made it my future. However, with growth mindset, it is said that people can change this view. I can't remember consciously changing my view of my reading skill through dedication and
hard work, but I now know that I'm not a bad reader, whatever that means anyway. Some say that adding the word 'yet' to the end of the sentence could change the whole meaning. For example, I'm not very good at
tennis, could create a future where there is little or no possibility of growth. I'm not very good at tennis yet, implies that improvement is not only possible, but probable in the future.

Here are a few fun things to try together as a family

Discuss and reflect on what you learned today. What about this week?
What mistakes have you made lately? What did you learn from making those mistakes? Discuss.
Talk about what you haven't learned 'yet'.
What is a challenge that you plan to face this week?
Discuss what you have been working hard on lately. How have you improved since you started?
What are you better at now than you were last year? What have you done to improve?
Some people say that the brain is like a muscle the more you work your brain, the stronger it will be and the better it will perform. What do you think about this? Talk about how you exercise your brain.
What have you done lately to make yourself smarter?
Talk about what you are not perfect at. What are your imperfections? Are any of your imperfections similar to others in your family?
Is there a time when you achieved something but you didn't look for anyone's approval? Talk about times when you look for the approval of others.
What is failure? Talk about a time when you worked really hard at something but did not achieve your final goal. What did you learn on your journey?

I met my wife Sandi in London. At the time, she was working various jobs earning enough money to get by. We cycled together around Europe, worked some more in London and then travelled back to Australia via
the Trans-Siberian railway. When we returned, Sandi studied tourism. During her studies, she worked various jobs including managing an art-house cinema in Melbourne. As time went by, Sandi returned to study.
This time she undertook an Arts Degree, which she had always wanted to complete. We moved to Tasmania for some time which interrupted her studies while she worked in tourism. We moved back to the mainland
where Sandi continued her studies in Bendigo before gaining her degree with honours. She also graduated with a teaching degree. After doing some part-time relief teaching, Sandi gained employment with the
Geelong Regional Library Corporation working in various libraries around Geelong. Once again, Sandi returned to study this time a Master's Degree in Information Services, which would give her professional
qualifications as a librarian. Sandi currently works as a Children's and Youth Librarian at one of the branches in Geelong. I can't imagine the day when Sandi is not learning.

I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work. Thomas Edison There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. Sheila Tobias

What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I'm in this situation? Carol Dweck It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius
Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up. Carol Dweck
Have fun connecting with your kids. For further information, visit the Facebook page 'Connecting with your Kids' or follow connectingwithyourkids on Instagram
for some fun ideas.
Andy McNeilly

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causes, as is the countenance of the state of a

with Greg Kelly person's mind or body.
We now look into the latest version of windows
for our weather. We store our selfies and self in
From a verandah in Barwon Heads I follow the course of a Cumulonimbus cloud as it sails in from the the clouds, get lashed by email storms, and hang
sea. Cumulonimbus is cloud number nine, the cloud that rises highest in the sky. If you are lucky out in a virtual lounge room amidst an Internet of
enough to find yourself on cloud nine you would no doubt be happy, if not euphoric, to be above it all, things, identities and avatars, most likely with the
seeing the bigger picture, seeing yourself lucky. Cumulonimbus looms, reforms and rolls quietly in blinds drawn.
and around itself. It is wondrous strange. It folds into the shape of the stones of Kata Tjuta then melts
into the mountain glades of Uzbekistan, writhing and rolling within to shape a wormhole into another The Invention of Clouds by Richard Hamblyn
time or place.
Shakespeare drew upon this mutability of clouds to make a point about sycophants.
Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel. OPTOMETRISTS
Hamlet: Or like a whale?
Polonius: Very like a whale.

This mutability is what drew Luke Howard to the clouds. Raised as a Quaker, Howard's only
entertainment was to look out the window and the one thing that seemed to change on a daily basis
was the weather. And then he began
to notice things, things like patterns in
the sky. He kept notes and made
sketches of the weather from his
window in London from 1801 to 1841.
His cloud classification system
remains with us today: cumulus, Kate Majella OConnor Jac Pam Natalie
cirrus, stratus. Optometrist

Howard writes Clouds are subject to Love Your Glasses!

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with Rachael Hely

When you are surrounded by hidden The challenge is to dare to think of something
heartbreak within a such short period of time, differently. To catch yourself before you judge.
its hard not to think that lumps are To realise that the road is full of different
everywhere. I wonder whether I need an MRI coloured cars, that the world is filled with
for that niggling headache. I wonder if my different styles of haircuts and that maybe
wingman needs an X-ray for his sore knee. I your little silkie wont get off her nest not
wonder of we should all have full body PET because she cant but because she wont.
scans - just in case we have something quietly Because she knows she is is creating new life
brewing. So we can catch it before it wakes up. beneath her puffed up, growly feathers.
So we can kill it before it gets loud.
In a blink, our walls that had held so many
So we can keep our contributions flowing into unspoken words of loss started to hold the
our 9.5% super accounts. excitement of new life. I was reminded that in
So, three of my loves cashed in their super Last week my middle red called me out into our the deepest dark is where new life begins.
before turning 45. backyard. She was worried because her little That in our hidden sorrows true hope will be
silky hen wouldnt get up. She was sitting in born. And that when we weave our open
At first, it sounds awesome. To be allowed to hearts through what we have placed before us
do it. Like someone saying, Here. Have your her nesting box, puffed up big and quietly
growling. Maybe her little legs had broken. there is no need to worry about our 9.5%
tucked away 9.5%. Live big - be bold - be future.
brave. But they only let you cash your super Maybe shed been spooked by a fox. Or
in before you turn 45 because they dont think maybe she had something brewing inside of Because the only moment that really matters
youll need it later. Because they cant cut out her. Something full of lumps and bumps and is now.
the lumps in your body. Or they cant shrink pain. My middle red started to cry. So we very
the lumps in your brain. Those lumps that gently picked her silkie up. Only to find ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
make you feel tired and make your hands beneath her puffed up broody wings - 3 fertile
shake. Those lumps that make it hard to work little eggs.
until eventually you cant add any more Think seated hip owners, recline twists and
9.5%s. Those lumps that lay quietly and sit meditation.
silently until for some unknown reason, When you consistently only let yourself see
they wake up and be loud. the same things, they can become imprinted
It was my lover that remarked that within a patterns of perception that lay salient across
week, we had three terminal people within our your eyes.
walls. We try to see them as often as we can Like if you buy a blue car, all of a sudden all you
because we know we wont have them in our see are blue cars. Or if you hack your hair
lives for as long as we thought. When we do short all of a sudden everyone has pixie cuts.
all meet up, there are withheld words of when Or if your loves have cancer all of a sudden
woven through lengthy spaces of laughter. every ache or cough or sneeze is a ticking
Each dream for next month made tumour time bomb. Making it hard to discern
accountable. Each plan for next time written between what you are seeing and what you
down. Each moment together known to be a are perceiving. Making it hard to remember
precious gift to one and other. We hug each how it is to be curious rather than how it is to
other tight and we hold them long. label.


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Our beautiful friend and valued community member Julie Shaw sadly lost her
battle with cancer this month.
Many in the community would know Julie from her passionate contributions to
BARWON HEADS ASSOC. local community art and environmental projects like the Festival of the Sea art
President - Sandra Gatehouse poles, the Mountain to Mouth arts project, the Lobster Pot mosaic and numerous
Meet @The Senior Citizens Hall others. Her enthusiasm, passion , and generosity of spirit always shone through in
3rd Monday in Month @ 7pm everything she did. She has also left a wonderful legacy as a highly respected and
All welcome awarded Potter. The use of her signature turquoise glaze, passed on to her from
her famous Potter father, and her love for the ocean and the environment in
GIRL GUIDES VICTORIA colour, form and texture was the basis of all her work. Julie will be sorely missed by
Helen Carruthers 5254 1299 all of us and particularly by her husband Rick and her loving family . She truly has been an integral part of this community and our lives are more richer
for knowing her.
BARWON HEADS Our memory of her beautiful soul will live on forever in our hearts. RIP Julie xxx
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COMMUNITY GARDEN Julie Shaw Continued from page 2
President -John McIntosh Julie was never still. She loved the weather, the sky, dogs, travel
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Rick would like to thank all the members of the Barwon
Last Sat Sept to May
ARTS GARDEN Heads Community who made her life so rich, busy and
John McIntosh - President beautiful.
Mob.0422816766 She was dearly loved and will always be missed. Remember to take your baskets,
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News from the Beaches and Coastal Environs

capable of catering for major functions; seating almost
300 people; and will also provide training and
conference facilities for the Bellarine Peninsula, in a
building with high architectural and functional appeal.
The community is also advised that the planning permit
application lodged with the City of Greater Geelong
has now begun its advertising phase with the city
taking comments up until August 8th 2017.


Barwon Coast staff are hard at work rebuilding the new
31W Cylinders beach access; with progress up the
dune face significantly advanced; the link between the
beach and the road is now complete with the last stair
stringers installed recently; handrails; balustrading and
decking work will be completed in the coming weeks
and it is expected the new beach access will be open
for business by the end of August, weather permitting.
The project has been made possible with significant
funding from the State government.
It is a challenging work environment but the views are
Barwon Coast is a Committee of Management OCEAN GROVE SURF BEACH COMPLEX spectacular.
appointed by the State Government with responsibility COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE We will continue to work toward the best outcome
for the management of 13km of coastal crown land possible and keep the community updated as works
from 7W Collendina to 42W Blue Rocks, Barwon The proposal to redevelop the Ocean Grove Surf progress progresses.
Heads covering our beautiful beaches in Ocean Grove, Beach Complex, that houses the Ocean Grove Surf
Barwon Heads and 13thBeach. Life Saving Club and 'The Dunes' caf, has Gary McPike
progressed significantly with the plans to date made General Manager
Our Committee members are local residents appointed available to the community at an Open House held at
with consideration of the skills and experience that they the SLSC on Saturday 15th of July 2017.
have to offer in the management of this important piece Project partners, Ocean Grove SLSC;
of coastline. Barwon Coast and their architects Wood
Marsh were onsite at the Community
Vale Julie Shaw 'Open House' discussing with the 60-70
attendees all aspects of the project.
It is with great sadness Barwon Coast learnt Barwon Coast General Manager Gary
of Julies recent passing. As many will know McPike commented that it was a great
Julie was a valued contributor to many turnout and we received considerable
aspects of Barwon Heads life that enriched us written feedback; that was
all. overwhelmingly positive.
Mr McPike also said; Members of the
For Barwon Coast it was her contributions to community still have the opportunity to
the Lobster Pot, Festival of the Sea and the view the plans and comment on them,
Barwon Heads Sustainability Group that she through the Barwon Coast website or by
will be most remembered. contacting Barwon Coast directly on
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Barwon Heads Arts

Council ~ Meet the
Craig Sherborne is the
author of six books including
the novels Tree Palace, short
listed for the 2015 Miles
Franklin Award and The
Amateur Science of Love
winner of the 2012
Melbourne Prize for Best
His memoir Muck, won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Non-fiction
and Hoi Polloi was shortlisted for the Queensland and Victorian Premier's

Sherborne has also written two volumes of poetry, and his journalism and poetry
have appeared in most of Australia's leading literary journals and anthologies.
He has a new novel to be published by Text in 2018.

Come along and meet Craig along with Judith Brett and Dianne Fahey and hear
them speak at the Barwon Heads Golf Club on Sunday September 19.
Details at right.

Dorothy Johnston
For Barwon Heads Arts Council
Planning has commenced for
Barwon Heads
Festival of the Sea 2018
At the recent AGM
Tributes were paid to long time Festival
member, Julie Shaw who was a founding
Committee 2018 Fiona Bainbridge
member of the Festival who initiated many
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The City is preparing a Settlement Strategy which will provide a framework to ensure
council can meet the housing needs of the municipality to 2036.

A series of discussion papers exploring a range of population, land supply and housing
development matters have been prepared to inform the preparation of a draft strategy.
These papers are now available to view online at

We are keen to hear what you think are the key issues facing the municipality when
planning for housing needs.


Online: Fill out the online form to make a submission
In writing: Send a written submission to Planning Strategy,
City of Greater Geelong, PO Box 104, Geelong VIC 3220
Or email:
Submissions close: 1 September 2017

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Entering the tranquil environs of the Thirteenth Beach Golf Club on a
cold Sunday in July begins to set the mood. Walk into the beautiful
clubhouse and the mood is all around you. You are welcomed by a
buzz of voices as people get re-acquainted and look out onto the
glorious views of one of Victoria's finest golf courses. This was the
setting for our third (or perhaps fourth?) Jazz in July, and quite
possibly it was the best.
Music was provided by Sandra Talty's quartet. They provided a fine mixture of
traditional and swing jazz. Vocals by Sandra and Michael McQuaid were smooth
and expressive, and the balance of reeds, guitar, bass and drums was much
enjoyed. The band played two generous sets over the course of the afternoon, and
the crowd showed their warm appreciation. There was a small but heavily used
dancing space in one corner.
The catering team at Thirteenth had set up the room elegantly, and all of the
capacity crowd of 120 were able to see and hear very well, while enjoying the
stunning view. There were many favourable comments on the meal for its variety
and quality, and the table service was unobtrusive and efficient.
The success of this event assures that it will return in future years. Sadly, it may be
without the talents of Michael McQuaid, who is off on an extended musical
adventure in London. We wish this fine musician every success on his travels.
Events like this do not just happen. The whole BHFMS Committee pitched in, and in
particular Natale Lewington orchestrated and made everything come neatly
Our next monthly concert is on Sunday August 13 at 2.30pm at All Saints Church,
and will feature baritone Ian Cousins and pianist Katherine Capewell. Then on
September 3, the Barwon Heads Chorale will present a concert in the BH Hall,
where the highlight will be a wonderful medley from Les Miserables. AND you are
all advised to save the date for a very special event on Saturday February 24th
2018. All I can say about this event at this stage is that it will again be at Thirteenth
Beach, outdoors under the stars, and will feature a nationally and internationally
known performer. WATCH THIS SPACE!
I was asked yesterday why one would join the BHFMS. The annual fee for a couple
is $40. If you attended all 11 monthly concerts, you would benefit financially by
around $70. Even attending half the concerts would make you a saving of at least
$15. And you would be helping to keep an important village organisation in a
position to offer events such as this one! You can get information about joining on
our Website, or by attending any concert.
Russell Mitten, Committee Member
The Barwon Estuary Project began its schools program at Barwon Heads Primary School on
Tuesday 18 July. All of the Year 5 students participated in a morning of guided photography at the MOWER OFFICIAL STOCKIST

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Big Bang Bellarine!

On our doorstep are three of the best venues around,
each unique.
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Local favourite, Leura Park Estate offers a relaxed,
rustic chic ambience, premium wines, lovely casual fare
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SEAVIEW GALLERY Paul Evans ~ Cockatoos in a Mist


12-31 AUGUST

Open 10:30 5:00 daily

Ph. 03 5258 3645

86 Hesse St Queenscliff 3225
This is an exciting month at Seaview with an Exhibition from an outstanding artist Paul Evans.
A Place So Real Paul Evans 12 31 August
Seaview is looking forward to this extraordinary artist's exhibition. Paul Evan's work is visually dynamic, beautifully balanced and immensely evocative. Paul captures not only
the scene but the atmosphere. He creates a beautiful composition by skillfully and patiently building up his works by careful observation and colour, tone and form. He works
in acrylic. The composition combined with the faithful rendition of colour and shape results in truly outstanding works. He is represented in numerous private collections in
Australia and overseas. New works from Carole Foster and Di King have also arrived for August.
Wine Tasting Baie Wines.
We will also be featuring a wine tasting of the latest release wines from Baie Wines. A small batch winery on the Bellarine Peninsula that produces award winning wines from
their Curlewis Vineyard. Join us for a glass of Baie wine and meet the artist on Saturday 12 August 2-4pm.

Metropolis Gallery ~ 11 26 August - Art for Books: Adrian Lockhart + Jedda Robaard
While Adrian Lockhart and Jedda Robaard are two distinctly contrasting artists, Metropolis Gallery has brought them together for an upcoming exhibition Art for Books to be
launched by Patti Manolis, CEO Geelong Library on Friday 11 August. The artists share a love of books and the exhibition presents a wonderful selection of each artist's works
featured in a number of their published books, which will also be available for purchase during the exhibition.

Jedda Robaard is a local children's book illustrator and author whose work is well known nationally and internationally, having been published in many languages. Book
illustration is an opportunity for Jedda to create little worlds where characters can play, unhindered by society's
restrictions. This exhibition represents her journey creating those worlds, from her initial book Rabbit's Year through
to the ongoing Little Creatures Series. Her exhibition happily coincides with Children's Book Week and Jedda will
present an Artist's Talk at 10.30am Saturday 19 August. Jedda says 'The majority of these pieces have been
created simply with pencil and watercolour. They are just puddles of colour if you like. Puddles manipulated into tiny
beings with feelings, obligations and agendas'.
Adrian Lockhart's love of the line in printmaking and Adrian Lockhart Ghosts 2017 woodbock print
drawing is well represented in Art for Books, but his
discovery of the artist book in its various forms is at the
heart. Showing his one-off and limited edition books
alongside related paintings, drawings, woodblocks,
etchings and monotypes demonstrates how the union of
the 'book' and the 'mark' has formed a significant direction
in his already substantial and established life's work.
Books have always fascinated Lockhart: 'I like the
excitement, discovery and tactility of page turning. As can
be seen in this show, each artist's book is quite individual
and can vary considerably. There are unique books and
books in limited editions'.
Meet the artists on Opening Night 6pm Friday 11 August
when Patti Manolis, CEO Geelong Library will launch the
exhibitions all welcome! Jedda Robaard will present an
artist's talk at 10.30am Saturday 19 August. The shows
run until 26 August. METROPOLIS GALLERY - 64 Ryrie
Street Geelong. Weekdays 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10 -
4pm. Preview works online at For more information
phone 03 5221 6505 or email
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We're right in the heart of winter with many of us hankering for warmer temperatures. Our surfers are happy
though, as conditions along 13th Beach and other spots such as Point Impossible prove why we live in
arguably one of the best surf spots in Australia.
Winter is also the peak of the house fire 'season'. Everyday somewhere in Victoria firefighters will be called to
a house fire. For those that live in the house, they may be threatened with the loss of everything they own and
hold dear. Not only can we lose the things that are important to us but there's the risk of serious injury ... or
Please take care and stay safe this winter, and remember to set your House Fire Plan.
As part of your plan, all family members should know:
The two quickest ways out of every room
How they will exit from upstairs if your home has a second storey
An agreed-upon meeting place outside, such as the letterbox
How they will call Triple Zero (000)
The CFA website has many great tips for keeping houses fire safe in winter, including remembering to
regularly clear the lint from the dryer, ensuring there is a screen in front of open fire places, remembering not to place electronics on the bed when charging and that families know
their fire escape plan. Visit
And our volunteers maintain their skills throughout the year so we're always prepared for any situation, including house fires. Recently a couple of our members spent a Sunday
morning practising 'stop and prop' connecting a hose to a hydrant so water flowed to our Pumper and getting water onto an object as quickly as possible. You can see a short
video of this on our Facebook page.
The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade Facebook page posts fire safety information and insights to what the Brigade is up to. Make sure you jump on, search for Barwon Heads CFA and
give us a like to follow what we are up to. Every Monday fortnight at 8pm we post #FacesofBarwonHeads get to know the volunteers who live in our community.
The Barwon Heads Fire Brigade is seeking new members. If you are interested in learning new skills, meeting new people and being part of a team that contributes to
the safety of our community, please call Captain Helen Wood on 0438 507 273, or email Secretary Kira Crawford
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Marvelous Music In May Recent research suggests dogs eat

shorebird chicks on Victorian beaches.
The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.)
a Huge Success The battle to save threatened shorebirds which breed on our
beaches rages every spring and summer, as hordes of JULY 6, 2013
Victorians and their dogs enjoy time at the beach, and the
birds desperately try to breed. Beaches are habitat for a LAST night I dreamed about mercury huge, shining
number of small birds (such as Hooded Plovers) which globules of quicksilver rising and falling. Mercury is
breed on the beach, laying their eggs in tiny scrapes on the element number 80, and my dream is a reminder that
sand. If they are lucky enough, they hatch adorable chicks, on Tuesday, I will be 80 myself.
weighing as little as 5 g. Sadly, the chances of surviving from Elements and birthdays have been intertwined for me
hatching to the age at which they can fly, a mere 30 days, are since boyhood, when I learned about atomic numbers.
so low that chick death is considered a major conservation At 11, I could say I am sodium (Element 11), and now
what's cooking at problem. at 79, I am gold. A few years ago, when I gave a friend a
bottle of mercury for his 80th birthday a special bottle
So what kills these chicks? Scientists and conservationists
the lobster pot?
have little idea, but they do know the vast majority do not
survive. They also know that to start to solve this mystery
that could neither leak nor break he gave me a
peculiar look, but later sent me a charming letter in
_____________________________________________ which he joked, I take a little every morning for my
may lead to solutions to help these declining bird
populations. The difficulty stems from the high mobility of health.
Colour blind? chicks. They feed themselves within hours of hatching, and
Eighty! I can hardly believe it. I often feel that life is
Colonnades of newspaper space and terra-bytes of that means these balls of fluff move a lot, while their
about to begin, only to realize it is almost over.
digital data have been devoted to global leaders attentive parents shepherd them around the beach, and
My mother was the 16th of 18 children; I was the
predicting some new, global catastrophe to feed our work to keep them warm and safe from predators. Tracking
youngest of her four sons, and almost the youngest of
anxiety about the future. Locally, those comments such small and mobile creatures is a real challenge said the vast cousinhood on her side of the family. I was
may seem to be misleading. With daylight hours Deakin Universitys Associate Professor Michael Weston. always the youngest boy in my class at high school. I
increasing by about 1 minutes from day to day since We have worked on these questions for about two decades have retained this feeling of being the youngest, even
mid winter, you will notice that it is no longer pitch now, and only this last breeding season did we grow bolder in though now I am almost the oldest person I know.
black at 5.30p.m. On a sunny day there may even be our approach.
time for an evening walk. Walks that remind us why Boldness came in the form of tiny radio-transmitters fitted to I thought I would die at 41, when I had a bad fall and
we live here in the Village by the Sea. Strollers may the chicks when they hatched, and which enabled broke a leg while mountaineering alone. I splinted the
notice an emerging Green presence: new growth researchers to locate them, dead or alive. Wildlife and leg as best I could and started to lever myself down the
(both desirable and not so) at ground level and Conservation Biology honours student, Tom Schmidt, mountain, clumsily, with my arms. In the long hours that
blossom above. Yes, all those positive signs that we brought the dedication and expertise needed to conduct this followed, I was assailed by memories, both good and
are emerging from winter's icy grip. ambitious project. bad. Most were in a mode of gratitude gratitude for
With summer to follow soon. You can be certain of what I had been given by others, gratitude, too, that I
that. The Friends of the Lobster Pot are! With this in Happily, we tracked some chicks until they could fly. The had been able to give something back. Awakenings
mind, plans have been made; work carried out and transmitters also enabled us to find some bodies of chicks had been published the previous year.
more work planned. A flurry of activity to make the which had not survived, and these were sent off for post-
Lobster pot ready for the summer opening season. As mortem inspection said Tom. The bodies told us their At nearly 80, with a scattering of medical and surgical
attentive readers will know this commences on stories, and it seems like dog and bird attack were lead problems, none disabling, I feel glad to be alive Im
Boxing Day and continues daily until Australia Day candidates as causes of death. I suppose I expected that, glad Im not dead! sometimes bursts out of me when
weekend. Only 160 sleeps away! The Barwon but the shocking discovery of one chick made me angry and the weather is perfect. (This is in contrast to a story I
Estuary Heritage Centre (better known as the Lobster sad heard from a friend who, walking with Samuel Beckett
The team was shocked by the in Paris on a perfect spring morning, said to him,
Pot) is the GREEN building on the river near 'At the
discovery of a mauled chick dumped Doesnt a day like this make you glad to be alive? to
Heads' restaurant. It is operated by volunteers united
in a rubbish bin at a beach entry point. which Beckett answered, I wouldnt go as far as that.)
by an interest in the natural and cultural heritage of
Tom recounted .we knew the I am grateful that I have experienced many things
the Barwon River estuary. If you wish to share this
signal was coming from the bin, so some wonderful, some horrible and that I have been
interest and have spare time once a month you may
we had to scan each item in the bin to able to write a dozen books, to receive innumerable
wish to join the Friends group. You can contact the
locate the chick. The whole time I was letters from friends, colleagues and readers, and to
group through Barwon Coast. Call in or 'phone the
thinking to myself that this must be a enjoy what Nathaniel Hawthorne called an intercourse
always bright Maddie Glynn (52541118). It would be
mistake, how could a small flightless with the world.
useful to be able to distinguish green from grey.
chick of a threatened species end up in a bin? The tiny body I am sorry I have wasted (and still waste) so much time;
The Friends of the Lobster Pot are saddened by the was tied into a bag containing dog faeces, and the injuries I am sorry to be as agonizingly shy at 80 as I was at 20; I
passing of one of our foundation members - the were consistent with dog attack. Internal organs protruded am sorry that I speak no languages but my mother
wonderfully warm and creative Julie Shaw. and a second bag was used, apparently to conceal the tongue and that I have not traveled or experienced
Her advice, guidance and practical help will be sorely evidence. other cultures as widely as I should have done.
missed. Happily, we have been left a legacy to her While we did not witness the event, the evidence paints a
talents. Her mosaic couta boat in the courtyard I feel I should be trying to complete my life, whatever
picture of dog attack followed by an attempt to cover that
behind the building is an enduring testament to her completing a life means. Some of my patients in their
attack up said Dr Weston. This is shameful behaviour!
creativity and skill to design, plan and install it with a 90s or 100s say nunc dimittis I have had a full life,
BirdLife Australia, through its volunteers and experts, have
group of willing helpers. and now I am ready to go. For some of them, this
been working tirelessly to help this species, and promote
means going to heaven it is always heaven rather
responsible dog ownership and management on beaches.
Robert Kuebler than hell, though Samuel Johnson and James Boswell
This event undoes that good work, and diminishes the efforts
both quaked at the thought of going to hell and got
of responsible dog owners he said. Recent changes to dog
furious with David Hume, who entertained no such
management on Victorian beaches have seen dogs
beliefs. I have no belief in (or desire for) any post-
excluded and controversy regarding dogs on beach
mortem existence, other than in the memories of
continues. Given that most chicks still mysteriously
friends and the hope that some of my books may still
disappear, dog attack could be playing a prominent role in
speak to people after my death.
the species decline. Opinion Today
Responsible dog ownership on beaches means that dogs
should not be able to hunt and kill birds or other wildlife. That W. H. Auden often told me he thought he would live to
involves awareness, obeying regulations and using leashes 80 and then bugger off (he lived only to 67). Though it
said Dr Weston. Our philosophy has always been to find is 40 years since his death, I often dream of him, and of
solutions to promote coexistence, to share the beach, with my parents and of former patients all long gone but
restrictions as a last resort. The dog walking community on loved and important in my life.
our beaches needs to rise to the challenge, we need them to
Julie Shaws Mosaic help save these species. Cont. Page 21 0416 119240 talking heads page 21

The Joy of Old Age cont.from p.20

At 80, the specter of dementia or stroke looms.

A third of ones contemporaries are dead, and many
more, with profound mental or physical damage, are
trapped in a tragic and minimal existence. At 80 the
marks of decay are all too visible. Ones reactions are a
little slower, names more frequently elude one, and
ones energies must be husbanded, but even so, one
may often feel full of energy and life and not at all old.
Perhaps, with luck, I will make it, more or less intact, for
another few years and be granted the liberty to continue
to love and work, the two most important things, Freud
insisted, in life.
When my time comes, I hope I can die in harness, as
Francis Crick Moredid. When he was told
photos backthat his
page colon
cancer had returned, at first he said nothing; he simply
looked into the distance for a minute and then resumed
The council meeting saw communities banding
his previous train of thought. When pressed about his HOW WILL THE COGG together to fight and protect their local communities,
diagnosis a few weeks later, he said, Whatever has a
beginning must have an ending. When he died, at 88, COMMUNITY CONSULTATION and to oppose decisions that are out of character with
he was still fully engaged in his most creative work. Beecommunity but in the eyes
with a backpack of theof the Administrators
sensor variety
PLAN ACTUALLY WORK? will be made in the interest of the greater good and
My father, who lived to 94, often said that the 80s had equity.
been one of the most enjoyable decades of his life. He
The City of Greater Geelong is a city of THERE IS A LONG AND TIRING
felt, as I begin to feel, not a shrinking but an enlargement
of mental life and perspective. One has had a long contrasts and diversity; this is its DEBATE TO BE HAD.
experience of life, not only ones own life, but others, strength.
too. One has seen triumphs and tragedies, booms and Sandra Gatehouse
busts, revolutions and wars, great achievements and This was evident as always at the Council meeting Barwon Heads
deep ambiguities, too. One has seen grand theories this week. So in this context local farmers defending
rise, only to be toppled by stubborn facts. One is more the saleyards; residents from Lara concerned about
conscious of transience and, perhaps, of beauty. At 80, traffic and impacts of growth zones; residents from
one can take a long view and have a vivid, lived sense of Portarlington engaged in the approval of their
history not possible at an earlier age. I can imagine, feel structure plan; residents from Barwon Heads seeking
in my bones, what a century is like, which I could not do clarification of the decision to keep the local library
when I was 40 or 60. I do not think of old age as an ever open, with the usual Council groupies, we all listened
Photo: Secret Garden
grimmer time that one must somehow endure and make to a strange interpretation of the new Community
the best of, but as a time of leisure and freedom, freed Consultation Plan.
from the factitious urgencies of earlier days, free to
explore whatever I wish, and to bind the thoughts and Kathy Alexander said in reference to the 3,000
feelings of a lifetime together. people in Barwon Heads who supported the retention
of their community library that in the interests of
I am looking forward to being 80. equity across the city it only seemed fair to also ask
the other 217,000 residents of CoGG if Barwon Heads
Oliver Sacks. Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE, FRCP (9 July 1933 30 August
2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and should have a community library or whether that
author. Born and educated mostly in Great Britain, he spent his career in money could be better spent elsewhere.
the United States.
So it appears that the concept of those who are
affected by a decision have a right to be involved
in the decision making process is being
The Administrators said that the exchange of Congrats to Noeline Belfrage
views with the community did not mean these on 30 years service with Bendigo Bank.
views would influence the decision.
From what we heard on Tuesday night local facilities
and amenities will be replaced by large Taj Mahal
facilities in the growth centres.
If we are going to become the clever and creative city
surely we should value and empower our local
communities, and not bury them in the maze of one
size fits all, and featureless municipal buildings. The
current policy of moving growth away from Melbourne
to Geelong is putting at risk our villages and our

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BARWON HEADS FILM SOCIETY At the Barwon Heads Community Hall

Thursday August 31st 7.45pm

The Dark Horse (2014)

New Zealand Rated:M
Based on the true story of Genesis
Gen Potini, a Maori speed-chess
champion and his struggles with
bipolar disorder. Upon his release
from an institution, he is remanded
into the custody of his older brother
Ariki, the leader of a gang planning
the initiation of Gens reluctant
teenage nephew Mana. When Gen
volunteers to coach the ragtag
members of the Eastern Knights
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troubled life around.
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August is the month when the club has
started training in the past few seasons,
Its been indoor sessions in Gravel Pitts
Rd South Geelong. On the 19th July the
We start off pretty slow, just concentrating on technique Seagulls Basketball
and getting our craft right and after a few weeks of it we Club had an exciting
take it out into the light of day and see how we shine.
This season well start training at the same venue at and momentous
7.30pm on Tuesday August 8th and continue on a
Tuesday night at the same time from there. Great news opportunity happen.
that Ash Muir will be taking on the coach's role
again this season. Ash is going to be assisted by Due to the flooding that occurred
Jason Jacko Mallett. A fantastic resource for all our at the Bellarine aquatic centre six
players to have Ash and Jacko work with them, and weeks ago. The Bellarine Peninsula basketball Association (BPBA) has been a court down. This has played havoc
were sure theyll make the most of it. Great to have
Jacko back round the club too. with the fixtures and has caused some whole divisions to have a compulsory bye.

If you haven't heard, the BPCA will have three new clubs After negotiations the BPBA with the support of Barwon Heads Primary School, and Seagulls secured the very
for the coming season. Little River, Inverleigh and impressive school gym as an on-going venue!
Winchelsea will all field A Grade sides. The addition of
new clubs to the competition is expected to raise the
standard and will present a challenge to all clubs into the This is a fantastic result for our club! You can't get much more of a home game for our members! The 1st game kicked
future. Barwon Heads were very much in favour of the off on Wednesday evening (19th July) without a hitch.
move, we welcome the new clubs and we look forward
to meeting them on the fields of play. Cam O'Brien, Seagulls President said, "Seagulls have been working for a long time to hold games on our home court,
and we are very proud to have been a part of seeing this happen. We are also very appreciative of Daniel Vella and the
Finally, as per our constitution, applications are now primary school for coming to the fore and making this a venue that now can host matches."
open for those who are looking to captain a side this
season. If anyone is looking to take on a captaincy, you
will need to write an application to club President Paul Thank you to the BPBA and Barwon Heads Primary School for supporting this opportunity and allowing it to happen.
Summers. Please send it to Go Seagulls!
We will be fielding A, B, C & D Grade sides again this
season. Applications close Friday Aug 11.
Viva Partos
More next month.
Matt Dunell Vice President


Lycra is a completely unflattering However, in the egalitarian tradition of the BHCC, the The item that belongs on the handlebars is your light.
wearer of the jersey isn't required to climb mountains, At the club we've instituted a strict 'no light, no ride'
fabric. win sprints or stay at the front of the pack for three policy which we think is nothing if not basic common
There, it's been said. weeks. sense.
But you already knew that.
In particular when it clads middle-aged men on road All they have to do is turn fifty. Once we are riding, we're finding the numbers of
bikes this most authentically synthetic material seems participants is holding up pretty well for the winter
to accentuate exactly the bulges and bits we would During the week following the happy occasion of his months. As we've ridden 13th Beach Road we've loved
most want obscured. fiftieth birthday party Andy was observed wearing a observing the other, original Barwon Heads riders
B2B jersey proudly emblazoned front and rear with '50', those on surfboards making the most of stellar
Nevertheless, such garments seem de rigueur on a Cinquante in French, that was presented to him on the conditions during June and July especially.
road bike. On the local roads there is a range of styles night.
and sizes to be observed. And thanks Ross for the instagram surf report that
So from now on, whenever a club member reaches the emanates daily from your Rasta emporium.
The BHCC kit we like. Well, we would, wouldn't we?! milestone age he or she will enjoy the privilege of
Its dark blue/light blue design, initially conceived ownership of the jersey until the next member turns 50. It's an institution, as are you. Your signature sign off,
around Nev's dining table, was subsequently refined For those already past the qualified age, well, we've 'stay upright and make a difference', the bike riders
and produced for us by the creative people at Pedla. missed out. Perhaps a maillot soixante for the 60 year wouldn't dare
olds? No, still missing a few. Maybe a soixante-dix for attempt to
With a new order soon to be completed, there may some? adopt.
well be many more riders sporting the two blues Although it's a
around town before too long although given that we Perhaps by then we'll have finally realized the folly of sentiment we
do much of our riding in the semi dark of the (very) lycra and we'll cycle around in more age appropriate admire and
early morning the increased popularity of the uniform gear. always strive
may not be so readily apparent. to emulate
While we're on clothing and equipment, let's return to a particularly in
One jersey however may be hard to miss. well worn or not so well worn as out turns out - theme. the first
It's the freshly minted maillot cinquante. In the One item that's appropriate regardless of age is the instance the
tradition of the various jerseys awarded to leaders in helmet. 'stay upright'
the grand tours of Europe and elsewhere for that Wear them. And make your kids wear them too. part!
matter, although the Tour Down Under's ochre Without doubt the dumbest thing you can see on the Lawrie
leader's jersey is a fashion disaster even by cycling's roads is someone riding along with a helmet hanging Malcolm
standards - our club has its own notable top. from the handlebars. It goes on your head!
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Half way through the season, a short break for parents,
BOWLING CLUB coaches and players!
What a cold winter weve been enduring! But we are right back into it!!
This past week saw the battle of the bridge games for our Men's and Womens Div
Many of our members have been bowling up North on their holidays. 1 teams, a return to games for our U12 Girl's and Boy's kicked off by our Master's
Thank you to the remaining bowlers who are trying stay warm in Barwon on Friday night.
Both our Men's and Women's respectively recorded wins in the battle of the
A big thank you to all the bowlers who have been helping with all the jobs bridge and both games were played with a great spirit of respect and
that need to be finished before Pennant Season commences. competitiveness.
Ken and his helpers have been painting the seats surrounding the green. Our Men's Division 1 team have started to find their rhythm now that we are half
way through the season, recording wins and draws against the top 4 teams in the
We thank the clubs who have supported us during the winter months,
especially Torquay. To show our appreciation, we are having a Soup division recently. After a slow start to the season, the Men's team are showing they
Day on August 14th. All are welcome. can match their sometimes younger opposition by playing a strong and solid style
We hope the members who havent been well will be back with us soon. of football that everyone at the club is enjoying.
Our older Men, the Masters are living up to their name, mastering the division so
far this season sitting top of the ladder at this stage. Each week the guys turn up
The Opening Day to commence the New Season and put in a massive effort with some lovely football on display. The level of
will be held on September 9th with football is matched only by the nature in which the games are being played and
how the social scene is after each game at the club rooms. Come on down on a
Peter Molloy from R.T.Edgar opening the Green Friday night and cheer the Older Gents on to the finals.
Until next time, wrap up and keep warm, Our Senior women are having a season adapting to life in Division 1, the premier
competition in our region. With mixed results so far, what are starting to see is
Sandra Green constant improvement and playing the game the way it should be played. Recent
_______________________________ results show the progress of our Women's team and we are expecting more of the
same in the second half of the season.
For the first time we havean U12 Girls team.
They are sitting comfortable in second place in their competition hot on the heels
of Nth Geelong. With many great wins along the way so far, the girls have played a
lovely brand of football, moving the ball well, working as a team, improving each
week their touch and skills. Our U12 girls demonstrate great team spirit and
fairness and bring a sense of fun and enjoyment each week. Our U12 girls play
regularly at Village Park on a Saturday morning, come on down and support this
amazing group of girls.
This year's U12 boys team are adapting well to life on a full pitch and getting
some great results. The boys are playing the game with a smile on their faces
and being very competitive each week which is great to see. By the half way stage
of the season, like with other teams in the club, we are seeing amazing
improvement which is what hope for.
Our coaches have been fantastic this season developing the skills of all age
groups in the club. We thank them for all their hard work, dedication to our kids
and senior players so far this season. It is a rewarding yet at times difficult role, but
we are lucky to have such an amazing group of individuals supporting all our
players this year.
About 8 weeks of the season remain, come on down and support our community
Simon Wrench
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