Feast for Freedom

07/03/2020 Guest Author

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Feast for Freedom returns this March, with more than 700 people expected to host a “Feast” in their home or workplace in aid of people seeking asylum.

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Lyrebird log hut

The Lyrebird Man

07/03/2020 Editor

Widely known as The Lyrebird Man and recognised by ornithologists as an authority on lyrebirds, Thomas Henry Tregellas was born in Bendigo on 16 June 1864.

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bird on nest

Gardens for Wildlife

07/03/2020 Guest Author

Do you love the flash of colour birds bring to your garden? Or is it the croaky call of frogs that brings you joy? Gardens for Wildlife is here to help! Gardens for Wildlife is a partnership program between volunteer Garden Guides and Whitehorse Council.

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Path North from Elgar Road

Burwood Walks #28: Favourite Reserve Walk (part 2)

07/03/2020 Mark Learmonth

Our twenty-eighth walk begins where Part 1 finished in issue #155, on the corner of Burwood Highway and Elgar Road (Tram Stop 62), and will finish near Burwood Village. The reserves around Burwood have strong points of attraction, so choosing a favourite will be a challenge. I do hope that you enjoy the second part of this challenge. This walk is approximately 6km, and can be followed on Melway maps 60 and 61.

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Maytime Fair

Maytime Fair

07/03/2020 Guest Author

On Saturday 2 May, thousands of people will spill through the gates of Xavier College for a day of fun in support of a great cause.

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Girls with presents for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day in Australia

06/03/2020 Editor

On Sunday 10 May many Australians will celebrate Mother’s Day. The tradition of gift-giving on Mother’s Day, although well-established in the USA, did not begin in Australia until 1924. In 1870, American writer and women’s rights activist Julia Ward Howe, author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, had proposed that a mother’s day for peace be commemorated every year in June.

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SPMBC members & public on dock

Sea legs on Surrey Park Lake

06/03/2020 Editor

Surrey Park Lake (otherwise known as ‘Surrey Dive’) is the location of The Surrey Park Model Boat Club, started in the 1980s by a small group of model boat enthusiasts. The lake was formerly a quarry supplying clay to the local brickworks which, when the pit was exhausted, was allowed to fill with water and became the local swimming pool.

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Flinders Quartet

Flinders Quartet welcomes local violinist Wilma Smith

06/03/2020 Guest Author

ABC Classic FM listeners will have heard of Australia’s Flinders Quartet (FQ) – one of Australia’s best-loved chamber music ensembles. This year they celebrate their 20th birthday with an outstanding series of concerts, sharing the cake and candles with Beethoven – commemorating his 250th year.

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