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Bang for your buck: Sale of old bricks raises money for Sunflower House

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GOOD CAUSE: Jenny Mountford with some of the old jail wall bricks for sale at $10 each, with money going to Sunflower House. Picture: Michael Frogley
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SOME people want to use them to build a barbecue.

Others have bought them as “secret Santa” gifts.

And then there are the history buffs who just want to own a piece of Wagga’s past.

The one thing in common among people who have bought bricks from a demolished old Wagga jail wall is their money is going to a great cause – Sunflower House.

The wall has come down to make way for a $17 million redevelopment of the Wagga court precinct.

Wagga court deputy registrar Jenny Mountford said 50 bricks out of the 300 on offer had been sold since last week.

The bricks, estimated to be more than 100 years old, cost $10 each and come with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

“We are doing quite well,” Ms Mountford said of sales so far.

“It’s generated lots of interest from people who want to how about the history of the court house.

“One person bought seven as a secret Santa gift.

“One fellow wants 20 for a barbecue.

“It would be terrific if we could sell all 300.”

Ms Mountford said Sunflower House was “thrilled to bits” with the brick initiative because the donated money – hopefully $3000 – will be donated with no strings attached.

Sunflower House team leader Mary McKenzie described the brick sale as a wonderful initiative.

She said Sunflower House – which assists people with a mental illness – was extending its kitchen, and the money might go towards that project.

She said Sunflower House was also looking to raise money to help retain a part-time staff member who works three days a week.

Bricks can be bought from the court office at 49 Fitzmaurice Street.

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Newcastle earthquake: 25 years onPHOTOS

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THE WORKER CLUB: A couple of poker machines are still standing amid the destruction as a worker inspects the damage.Constable Bob Williams and Sergeant Syd Goodliff were on routine patrol along Beaumont Street, Hamilton when “everything started to explode” with walls and awnings crashing down on shoppers.
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Frightened shoppers ran into the street, some screaming and crying, others wandered around dazed.

Several people were partially buried, others were digging under rubble with their hands to free the unlucky ones.

“All of a sudden everything was falling down everywhere, some partially buried,” Constable Williams said.

“Half a dozen people started to throw rubble off. Then everyone was digging in a mad panic to try to get people out.”

The two police officers joined with others in a frantic attempt to pull people from the rubble.

Newcastle earthquake: 25 years on | PHOTOS The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

The earthquake hit Newcastle on December 28, 1989, at 10.27am.

TweetFacebookAlbert Gavin Bender, 75, Merewether. Killed in the rubble of the Newcastle Workers Club.Dulcie Alice Bliim, 78, Hamilton. Killed under a collapsed wall in Beaumont Street while shopping for a dress.Carol Anne Coxhell, 49, Adamstown Heights. Killed while filling poker machines at Newcastle Workers Club.Miriam Coleen Duffy, 62, Whitebridge. Killed in the collapse of Newcastle Workers Club.Cyril Keith McMahon, 62, Hamilton. Killed under a collapsing wall in Beaumont Street, Hamilton.Verlina Maree March, 53, Carrington. Killed while playing poker machines at Newcastle Workers Club.Leonard Charles Norris, 60, Newcastle. Killed in the basement of the workers club where he was visiting a friend.Barry Francis Spark, 60, Mayfield. Killed in the basement maintenance room at the workers club.Peggy Theresa Stone, 75, Thornton. Killed inside the workers club where she had gone for her weekly hoi game.Eileen Mary Werren, 69, Mayfield West. Killed at the workers club, where she had gone to renew her membership.John Anthony O’Shanassy, 30, Sydney. A rock band roadie killedsetting up for a Split Enz concert at the workers club that night.Levener Georgia Watson, 63, Blackalls Park. Died the next day from a brain haemorrhage bought on by the stress of the earthquake.Cecil Robert Abbott, 59, Hamilton. Killed by a falling awning as he stopped for a chat outside the Kent Hotel.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

WWI in the Herald: December 17, 1914

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Lord Cromer states that the defection of the Khedive is of no great political importance, as his personal influence in Egypt is slight. But, he adds, he must cease to be a ruler, and Egypt, as a result of the war, must be freed wholly and irrevocably from the pernicious mortmain of Turkish sovereignty.

Lord Cromer was for several years British Plenipotentiary in Egypt, and understands thoroughly the political, racial, and religious questions which affect that country.

It has nominally been under Turkish suzerainty for many years past, although at one time that was suspended and gave way to Anglo-French control. Since then it has come practically under British tutelage.

At the same time British rule has done much for the defence of Egypt. Britain has also conquered the Soudan and established fine cities, prosperous agricultural settlements, and a happy and free people.

That great work was due in the main to Lord Kitchener, the man who is now conducting Britain’s war for the defence and freedom of a brave European people.

Lord Kitchener not only freed the Soudanese from the murderous attacks of their enemies, but he finally broke the power of the Arabs, whose bloodthirsty rule had rendered the Soudan a plague spot on the earth, and who sold its people into slavery, and its women to worse than slavery.

Today the Soudan, from Khartoum to the Nile, is free and true to British rule. In Egypt the British have done much to help the advancement of what should be a great country.

Not only have they set the finances in order and vastly increased the productions of Egypt by the intelligent scientific use of the flood waters of the Nile, but they have put a stop to all the abuses which existed under Asiatic rule.

The population of Egypt is a mixed one, but under British rule religion has been free. They have also instilled a new spirit into methods of education.

This must work slowly among a people which has for the most part been uncultivated and ignorant for long centuries. But still the work is being accomplished, and it will go on developing every year. The higher class of Egyptians are of course well educated.

Many have added a continental training to their home culture, and their statesmen are men of ability.

The consensus of opinion in Egypt today would be against any relaxation of the British oversight.

There are two classes which are against it.

The first are the politicians who seek self-advancement, and the second men who are led by the Turks and others to regard British rule as grasping monopoly. These classes will always be found in any country under foreign control.

If the Khedive is officially made to relinquish his throne as he has already done by his action in fighting against the British, the question will arise as to what is to be the future of Egypt.

Wholly apart from other questions, there is the paramount importance of maintaining the integrity of the Suez Canal. Britain and France are mainly interested in this.

That the war will ultimately lead to the annexation of Syria, whether by Britain or France, is now almost a certainty.

But Egypt itself will in all probability not see the rule of another Khedive. Whether it shall become wholly British or be ruled by a Government under the benevolent suzerainty of Britain remains to be seen.

But when the war is over there will be only three Powers who will have a voice in settling the future of Egypt.

These will be Britain, France, and Russia. Neither of the two latter will raise the least objection to Britain pursuing whatever policy she may deem best in the interests of Egypt. And the chances are that another fine country will be added to the dominions of the British Empire.

It will not be without some satisfaction to Australia in the years to come to remember that her troops, now encamped under the shadow of the Pyramids near Memphis, will have played their part in this historic change.

Paris, Wednesday.

The latest communique states:-

“The French and Belgians at Nieuport have occupied a line westward of Lombaertsyde to Saint Georges.

The Allies advanced 500 metres south of Ypres towards Klemzillebeke.

A previous communique stated:- “The British have captured a small wood west of Wyteschaete. We retained the ground won on the Ypres west of Hollebeke, notwithstanding a vigorous counter attack.

We made progress in the Argonne.

The enemy violently bombarded Saint Leonard, south of Saint Die.

The enemy’s artillery in Alsace is very active. We held our ground, except at Steinbach, where the German infantry gained a footing.

The Official Press Bureau reports that, after a period of quiet, fighting has been recommenced in northern France.

The Allies made a combined attack on Monday from Hollebeke to Wyteschaete, and captured several trenches and a number of prisoners.

Substantial progress was made.

London, Wednesday.

The Dunkirk correspondent of the London “Dally Chronicle” states that the desperate three days battle at Ypres began with the German bombardment of Saint Eloi.

The Allies replied with heavy artillery, taking cover of which the infantry advanced to Moorslade, where they met with determined resistance.

The Germans were concealed in armoured trucks in the railway sidings, from whence they directed heavy machine gun and rifle fire, forcing the Allies to retire and reform.

Simultaneously the Germans advanced through wooded country near Zonnebeke, and were checked by the Allies’ forces posted on the heights of Cheluvelt. Thereupon a general allied advance took place, and they regained Moorslade .

The artillery, locating the armoured trains, exploded the ammunition, and the enemy retreated, leaving the road to Roulers open.

In the meantime other Germans attacked Pouecapelle, Passchendaele, Langemarck, and Sexschoote. The enemy were trying in weight of numbers to break the line, but nowhere succeeded. There was much hand-to-hand fighting, and the casualties were estimated at 24,000.

The line of battle was a few kilometres long north and south of Ypres.

London, Wednesday.

The War Office announces that no further voluntary hospitals whatever are required at present for the British expeditionary force in France.

Any voluntary hospitals now on the Continent or hereafter proceeding there must work as base hospitals.

Cairo, Tuesday.

The Australian encampment behind the Pyramids of. Cheops and Chephren is a wonderful sight.

There are miles of white tents, intersected by streets. Thousands of white pebbles have been arranged as emblems.

The Government is erecting booths for cafes and shops.

Admiring crowds visit the camp, and watch the men and horses exercising.

Washington, Tuesday.

The Navy Department has learned officially of the arrival at Guam of the German converted cruiser Cormoran, 1614 tons.

The commander of the Cormoran was notified by the United States harbour authorities that he must leave within 24 hours, or be interned.

As it is improbable that the cruiser will be able to secure sufficient coal to take her to the nearest German port, she will probably be interned.

The Cormoran’s whereabouts have been unknown since she left Kiao-Chau.

A later message states that the Cormoran has decided to be interned.

Melbourne, Wednesday.

The following message has been received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies:-

After comparative quiet, fighting has recommenced in Northern France.

Yesterday the Allies made a combined attack on the line Hollebeke-Woteschaete, making substantial progress. Several German trenches were captured and numerous prisoners were taken.

The French Government reports some progress in the Argonne and Woevre districts and in Alsace.

Melbourne, Wednesday.

Senator Pearce, the Minister for Defence, has decided, in view of the destruction of the German Pacific fleet, to reduce the strength of the garrisons guarding the ports and costs of the Commonwealth.

Melbourne, Wednesday.

Instructions relative to the internment and treatment of alien enemies, which have been laid before the Federal Houses, include the following provisions:-

Points to which the attention of censors should be specially directed, being some of the methods by which attempts are being made to evade censorship, include:-

1. Writing inside envelopes and covers.

2. Apparently harmless, but unintelligible, marks or signs inside envelopes and covers.

3. Writing in faint pencil across or between the lines of letters written in ink.

4. Writing underneath postage stamps.

5. Underlining of phrases, words, or letters, which can then be read in a pre-arranged order.

6. Writing in “chemical ink,” which may be revealed by heating in an oven, or with an iron, or by the application of petrol.

Where prisoners of war are interned in a manoeuvre area, and it is found practicable to utilise their services for carrying out improvements in that area, they may be paid at the rate of 1s for each day’s work actually done, as pocket money.

The wives of detained prisoners of war, who are in destitute circumstances, may be paid at the rate of 10s a week, with the addition of 2s 6d a week for each child under 14 years of age.

Officers of the detained enemies’ vessels, if allowed to live outside and apart from the interned prisoners of war, may be granted an allowance for their upkeep at a rate not exceeding the sum of 20s a week each.

Where a number of these officers are domiciled in the one house, an allowance of 15s a week may be granted to the necessary cooks and stewards who accompany their officers. The number of cooks and stewards so employed is to be limited by the district commandant.

Brisbane, Wednesday.

Captain Mortimer, of the steamer Montoro, which arrived in Brisbane today from Singapore, stated that the Montoro met a steamer which had just returned from the scene of the destruction of the Emden, having gone there in response to a wireless message.

She reached the island about three days after the fight. It was found impossible to get near the scene, owing to a terrible stench of corpses which littered the crumpled decks of the Emden. At that time no attempt had been made to dispose of the bodies.

According to stories of eye witnesses, the Emden was battered beyond recognition.

The collier which accompanied the Emden was scuttled by the Germans, and sunk with a thousand tons of coal.

Some of the officers of the Emden are interned at Kuala Lumpur.

Brisbane, Wednesday.

The inquiry into the alleged mutiny on board the troopship Kanowna, when the vessel was on her way back from Port Moresby, was continued today.

Walter Rowlands, a fireman, gave evidence to the effect that, coming on deck on the conclusion of their watch, five firemen forming the watch found there was no water in the washhouse. They saw the captain, from whom, however, they got no satisfaction. One of the men observed that if the men could get no water they could not work. The captain ordered the men off the bridge, but they were subsequently brought back, and were taken down to their quarters, and placed in confinement for mutiny.

Corroborative evidence was given by other firemen.

The inquiry was adjourned until to tomorrow.

(From Embarkation Rolls)

Private Jeremiah James Dwyer, Maitland, 2nd Australian Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforceme

Austinmer ocean pool reopens

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Early morning swimmers wasted no time plunging back into the reopened Austinmer pools. Picture: KIRK GILMOURAustinmer’sfamous ocean pool has reopened – but visitors may encounter some heavy duty hazard warning signs on their way to the water.
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Wollongong City Council has scrambled to make the pool available for the busiest period of the year, as locals and hundreds of visitors from Sydney descend on the popular spot for a day in the water.

‘‘Council is completing works today to make the pools as safe as possible for swimming over the summer period,’’ he said on Monday.

‘‘Council erected new signs to ensure the public was aware of the dangers involved in swimming in the pools with works only partially complete.’’

The signs do not hold back, warning swimmers that there are hazards that ‘‘could result in injury or death’’.

That may be the case, but the pool is in significantly better shape than when the council’s former contractor left the job late last month.

Brian Cummins from the Austinmer Early Morning Swimming Club said he and other early morning swimmers were happy with council’s quick action in having thepool reopened.

Brian Cummins updates the notice board at Austinmer pools. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

“We are really pleased council realised how importantfor the community the pool is,” Mr Cummins said.

“It has swimmers from as early as 5am and I’d say up to 30 swimmers would use it prior to 10am.

“Everyone is really pleased to see the pool reopened, especially in time for the holiday break.”

The council was forced to take action after its contractor, Specialised Marine Services, went into voluntary liquidation after receiving more than $500,000 of ratepayers’ money, with the renovation job on the pools far from complete.

Since late last month, when SMS left the job with its equipment, the council first used its own workers to make the site safer, then employed local company Affective Services to get the pool to a standard where it could be used over summer.

Work will resume on the renovation project next year, after council members voted to allow general manager David Farmer to find a company to complete the work without going through the usual tender process.

The remaining work is expected to cost at least another $200,000.

The original tender was for just under half a million dollars.

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No bail application by Coota teen accused of stealing firearms

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ONE of two men accused of breaking into a farm and stealing nine firearms will spend Christmas behind bars thinking about a bail application in the new year.
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Thomas Dowell, 19, faced bail court in Wagga for a second time on Mondayafter his arrest on December 17.

A bail application was expected, but Dowell’s solicitor PC Reddy told the registrar he would make further inquiries into the matter and make a bail application on January 5, the first sittings of Wagga Local Court in 2015.

Dowell, of Cootamundra, is charged with aggravated break, enter and commit a serious indictable offence, possessing an unauthorised firearm, possessing ammunition without a permit and not keeping a firearm safely.

Police allege Dowell and a 24-year-old Cootamundra man broke into a farm house on Back Brawlin Road sometime between November 24 and December 12.

It is alleged they found a set of gun safe cabinet keys in the house and then went to a shed, breaking in and then using the keys to unlock the safe and steal firearms and ammunition.

The firearms allegedly taken by the pair include four shotguns.

Police allege one of the firearms was found at a Cootamundra house when officers were investigating a domestic violence complaint on the morning of December 17.

A 38-year-old man at the house was charged with possessing an unauthorised firearm, not keeping a firearm safely, having goods suspected of being stolen and intimidation (domestic violence).

He was granted police bail to the January 5 sittings of Cootamundra Local Court.

Police allege investigations stemming from that incident led them to another house where they inspected a gun safe belonging to the 24-year-old man’s father.

It is alleged more of the stolen firearms were found in the safe.

The 24-year-old was arrested, interviewed and charged.

Dowell was arrested a few hours later.

The 24-year-old has been charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, four counts of possessing an unauthorised firearm and one count of possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm.

He is also on police bail and will face Cootamundra Local Court on January 5.

Police say five of the nine stolen weapons have been recovered.

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$30,000 fails to secure bail

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PEOPLE who know a Wagga man facing serious firearm charges were prepared to deposit $30,000 to secure his freedom on bail.
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And a friend of the accused was also prepared to forfeit $30,000 if he breached the bail.

But it was not enough to convince the registrar of Wagga Local Court to release Anthony Charles Debnam on his second bid for bail on Monday.

Debnam, 46, of Kooringal faces four charges after a .357 revolving rifle was allegedly found in a stereo speaker at his parents’ home.

He was arrested on December 18 and charged with acquiring a firearm while subject to a firearm prohibition order, possessing an unauthorised prohibited firearm, possessing a shortened firearm without authority and possessing ammunition without a permit.

Debnam’s first bail application before the court’s deputy registrar last Friday was refused and the case was adjourned until Mondaywith an expectation a magistrate would hear a second application.

But a magistrate was not available and Debnam’s application was heard by the court registrar.

Debnam appeared in court via an audio-visual link with the Junee Correctional Centre.

For much of the proceedings he slumped forward in his chair and coughed and wheezed.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Priscilla Jones opposed the bail application, saying Debnam had a long history of firearm offences, including some for which he had been jailed.

She said police held fears for the safety of witnesses and the community and believed there was an unacceptable risk Debnam would not front court if released.

She said DNA found on the loaded rifle’s trigger and trigger guard matched Debnman.

Debnam’s solicitor Zac Tankard opened his submission by saying the defence disagreed with “pretty much all” of Sgt Jones’s argument.

He said there was simply no evidence Debnam would not appear in court.

He said there were no witnesses in the case apart from police.

“I would say there is no unacceptable risk in relation to interfering with witnesses,” Mr Tankard said.

While conceding Debnam had a “terrible” criminal record, there was nothing significant since being released on parole in 2011, and there had been no breaches of bail for 13 years, Mr Tankard argued.

Mr Tankard said the presence of Debnam’s DNA on the rifle did not prove his client possessed the weapon, which was found in a spare room of his parents’ house.

“It’s not a knock out blow,” Mr Tankard said.

“I don’t believe it is a strong case, at the end of the day it’s a neutral case.”

The registrar refused Debnam bail, saying the alleged offences were extremely serious and there were significant unacceptable risks to the community that could not be mitigated by bail conditions.

The case was adjourned to Wagga Local Court on January 5 at which time Debnman is expected to make a fresh bail application before a magistrate.

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Don’t spoil Christmas, observe food guidelines

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EVERY year about 1.5 million Australians suffer from food related illnesses.
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Murrumbidgee Local Health District has issued a warning to consumers and caterers to observe strict food handling, serving and storage guidelines throughout summer.

“Storing and serving food at incorrect temperatures or keeping it for too long at room temperature, increases the likelihood of food poisoning,” director for public health Tracey Oakman said.

“Many households and businesses have the important job of catering safely for large numbers of guests in the weeks ahead. This means that hosts have the responsibility to ensure guidelines for safe food handling and storage are implemented.

“Raw meat, fish, poultry as well as – and this may surprise some – raw vegetables can contain large numbers of bacteria that can readily contaminate other food if they are not stored or handled carefully.

“It’s a good idea to check that all your refrigerators are chilled to lower than 5C and that they are not overstocked.

“Hot foods need to be hot. Make sure hot foods are kept at least at 60C, and if you’re reheating leftovers, all parts of the food need to reach 75C before it can be safe to serve. If you’re unsure of the quality of any food, remember the old saying, if in doubt, throw it out,” Ms Oakman said.

Guidelines for the safe handling, storage and serving of food include:

– The safest way to thaw frozen food is either in a clean refrigerator or microwave; otherwise the longer it is left out at room temperature the more bacteria can multiply.

– Refrigerator temperature should be lower than 5C. Chilled food needs to bestored below this temperature, any higher and bacteria start to grow.

– Don’t overstock your fridge. There needs to be good airflow around food ensuring even distribution of temperature.

– Hot foods need to be kept at a temperature of 60C at which bacteria can¡¦t survive.

– Reheated foods should be quickly reheated until all parts of the food reach 75C.

– Use different cutting boards and knifes for raw and cooked food.

– Wash dirty hands thoroughly to stop the spread of bacteria.

For more information on food safety in NSW contact your local Public Health Unit or visit the NSW Health website:

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WWI in the Herald: December 16, 1914

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While it is possible that the reports that have been received of German and Austrian officers forcing their soldiers to advance in some instances at the sword point are not correct, in view of their bravery, there appears to be no doubt that a restless spirit exists among the great armies which the two enemy countries are pouring on to their frontiers.

But there is undoubtedly truth in the statements that there is a very strong feeling of dissatisfaction, not only at the present outcome of the war, but at its origination, both in Germany and Austria.

The Hungarians have fallen out with both the Austrians and Germans, and in some cases whole regiments are reported to have surrendered to their foes.

The Bavarians have also fallen out with their German leaders, although they are still fighting bravely. It is not surprising that this should have occurred, as while the Bavarians are Germans, they are by no means enamoured of Prussian militancy.

Bavaria is the second State of Germany, and its industries and commerce are very great.

The injury inflicted upon it by a war which was wholly unnecessary, which was deliberately fostered and brought about to serve the purpose of a militancy whose aims were impossible, cannot be expressed in figures.

Its precise result, indeed, will not be available until after the war closes, and it is possible to estimate how much of Bavaria’s flourishing trade has been lost to it for ever.

The members of the Bavarian Parliament are naturally not all of the same opinion. But the views of a considerable section are that the neutrality of Belgium should not have been violated.

They say that by this course of attack they have lost many soldiers, much precious time, and have had no real profit by it. How true this view is can be better estimated today than five weeks ago, when this statement was made.

The forcing back of the Germans in Belgium, and the gradual but certain command of the coast line which the Allies are gaining, speak for themselves.

And further proof is found in the reports of the train loads of wounded soldiers which are making their way through Belgium to German territory.

The Bavarian spokesman added:- “I repeat, it was a mistake to attack Belgium, and also it has had the consequence that many of the neutral States are in their hearts against us because they are afraid that we may do the same to them. It is the Prussian military party which committed this fault.

The Prussian generals are the best generals in the world, but they are not diplomatists. I don’t reproach them for that, but the Imperial Chancellor should not have let them take control in this matter.

There are other considerations besides military; moreover it is now obvious that from a military point of view also it would have been more prudent not to touch Belgium. That military party in Prussia has done much harm to Germany.

It was that party which made the great mistake in 1870 of taking Alsace and Lorraine from France. We have never had any profit out of it, only trouble, and it has always been a hindrance to our getting on good terms with France.

The German generals are a great danger to our nation. We Bavarians like them only as generals; otherwise we don’t like them at all. Of course, they are Germans, but they are of a tribe very different from our own.

But now the die is cast, and we are forced to take the chances as they come.” With France driving back the enemy in Alsace and taking cities which for forty odd years have flown the German flag, these words seem prophetic.

The idea of the Bavarians was that if they had not attacked Belgium Britain would not have taken part in the war, France would have been overcome in a week or two, and then only Russia would have remained.

The Germans believe that in that case they could easily have overcome the Muscovite troops. This argument is faulty, inasmuch as it is by no means certain that Britain would not have found herself compelled to fight even if Belgium had been spared by the Germans.

That view was most clearly put forward by Sir Edward Grey in replying to the German proposals. But the assertion that they would have been able to get to Paris in a fortnight or so is even more distinctly disproven by the facts.

It is perfectly true that the Germans during the first few weeks of the war did fight their way quickly until they were not many miles from the outskirts of Paris.

But it has now been made clear that to a large extent this advance was conceded by the Allies for motives of their own. An illuminating light is thrown upon those motives by the steady if slow manner in which the Germans have been forced back on nearly their whole line.

As to capturing the French fortresses within two weeks, they have not yet taken Verdun, although more than twenty weeks have elapsed, and it is now the opinion of military experts that they never will.

At all events the position today is that in Belgium the Germans are fighting a retreating battle, while the French are slowly driving them across the frontier, and are advancing in Alsace and Lorraine.

“We should not have taken this risk,” says the Bavarian spokesman.

“We could have attained what we desired without this risk if we only had not attacked Belgium. Afterwards, perhaps, we could have found a modus vivendi with England; that would have been the best.

But in the worst case a later war against England would have been less risky – indeed no risk at all.

“When one thinks of the splendid response of Britain itself to the call of arms, of that of India, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, it is reasonable to assert that the latter impression is somewhat doubtful.

Paris, Tuesday.

The latest communique states:- We have progressed on the Yser Canal and west of Hollebeke. We repulsed several violent counter-attacks.

The German offensive north-west of Carney was repulsed.

A previous communique stated:- The enemy violently bombarded the trenches north-west of Sonpir, in the Aisne region.

We replied, throwing their trenches into disorder. Our artillery destroyed important earthworks on the outskirts.

The Allies carried 500 metres of their trenches.

We repelled two violent attacks in Mont Marie wood, and have made appreciable progress at Aspach and at other points.

London, Tuesday.

The correspondent of the “Daily Chronicle” at Dunkirk says that the weakening of the German cannonade and infantry demonstrations are noticeable in Flanders.

The enemy has abandoned many trenches, and a constant reshuffling is apparent behind the enemy’s lines.

Some of the native troops from the Belgian Congo co-operated in the repulse of the German attack on the Yser.

London, Tuesday.

The “Daily Chronicle’s” correspondent in Amsterdam states that there has been an important concentration of German troops near Courtrai, almost opposite Ypres, which is interpreted to mean that their recent plans to advance on Calais have been abandoned in favour of an attempt to break the Allies’ line further.

The German wounded at Bruges are being hurriedly transferred to the interior of Belgium.

The German authorities at Thielt announce that anybody carrying arms in East Flanders after the 15th instant will be summarily shot.

The whole of the public and historical buildings in Ghent have been mined.

London, Tuesday.

An officer of H.M.A.S. Sydney relates that when last in Sydney three Tingira boys volunteered. The captain didn’t want them, but took them because they were so keen.

Two belonged to the officer’s gun crew, and were perfectly splendid. One didn’t turn a hair, and the other carried projectiles to the gun without thinking to take cover.

“The Emden was nothing but a shambles from end to end,” adds the officer. “One of the officers of the Emden accused the Sydney of firing on the white flag, but Captain von Muller assembled them and they formally denied this statement.

At one stage of the fight the Sydney was deceived by peculiar smoke, and believed that the Emden had sunk. The Sydney ceased fire, and began lowering boats.

Captain von Muller considered himself unlucky, as all his voice pipes were shot away at the start of the engagement.

London, Monday.

The British submarine B11 entered the Dardanelles, and sunk the Turkish battleship Messoudieh, of 9120 tons.

The Press Bureau states that Commander Norman Holbrook, in charge of the B 11, entered the Dardanelles on Sunday. In spite of the difficult currents he dived under five rows of mines, and torpedoed the Messoudieh, which was guarding the minefield.

When last seen the battleship was sinking by the stern.

The submarine returned safely, although pursued by gunfire and by destroyers. On one occasion she was submerged for nine hours.

Melbourne, Tuesday.

The following message was received today from the Secretary of State for the Colonies:-

The enemy have evacuated the west bank of the Yser Canal. Three violent infantry attacks made by the enemy south-east of Ypres were repulsed.

The Russians have captured the enemy’s positions in the region of Przasnysz and Czechazow. Enormous losses were inflicted on the enemy.

In the region of Ilowa, south of Cracow, four guns, seven machine guns, and four thousand prisoners were captured on Thursday.

The Secretary of State confirms the report of the sinking of the Turkish battleship by a British submarine in the Dardanelles.

Some years ago German military authorities predicted that the next European war would be a war of artillery.

They went further.

They affirmed that the gun would be the decisive factor in all future wars, just as the longbow decided the battle of Agincourt, and bayonet and sabre that of Waterloo.

Events in Europe have to a large extent borne out that view, artillery having played a greater part in battle than has ever been the case in the past. Germany and France seem to have realised the fact to a rather greater extent than Britain, and the question is one of importance to Australia, both as regards the expeditionary forces and in reference to home defence.

In Egypt, at the present moment, there are three field artillery brigades (says the Melbourne “Argus”) with their supplementary ammunition columns, to which will be added the Motor Divisional Ammunition Park now encamped at the Domain.

The brigades are the first from New South Wales, under Colonel Hobbs, V.D.; the second from Victoria, under Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson; and the third from Queensland, under Lieutenant-Colonel Rosenthal.

Taking them all round there are probably no keener men in the division than the artillery men, as their work when in training showed; and in the next few weeks they will have opportunities for range firing, and for training upon a larger scale than has hitherto been possible. But the total of guns is not excessive.

The weapons are of the latest 18 pounder type, and are thoroughly efficient; but, compared with many of the guns now in use on the Continent, they are somewhat on the light side, and cannot compare in smashing power with much of the enemy’s heavy ordnance.

“Supposing the Turks should go into action in Egypt,” said an officer yesterday, “it will be interesting to see what guns they have available.

There is certainly a possibility that the Germans have furnished them with up-to-date heavy artillery; this is likely, inasmuch as the Turkish army has been trained by the German school. Compared with such weapons the Australian field gun may be a little light.

But I have no doubt that in other respects the Australian artillery will prove themselves far superior.”

The removal of these batteries from Australia, however, suggests that in the future the Commonwealth will have to pay more attention to gun manufacture. Hitherto artillery has been imported.

At present, however, the workshops of Great Britain are far too busy with home orders to export freely. They have to repair the wastage of battle and to furnish arms for new batteries. Subsequently they will be repairing the wastage of war, turning out both military and naval weapons.

Australia will have to lay down ordnance plant in the near future. To some extent guns can be manufactured already in the Commonwealth.

At Newport Railway Works it is possible to repair ordnance, and the large machinery plant there can be utilised for the manufacture of modern wire-wound guns up to the 8-inch weapon.

Accommodation is necessarily limited, however, and the process of manufacture would be on the slow side.

For defence purposes a large ordnance plant should be laid down as soon as possible, for it would be a rash man who would argue that the present calamitous war is the last that Australia will take part in.

Australia is beginning to make her own aeroplanes for the army; she will have to make guns for her army, and maybe for the navy as well. Particularly is this the case with regard to machine guns.

When questioned as regards the Caldwell machine guns recently, the Minister for Defence announced that it would not be taken over by the Commonwealth, because Australia had no facilities for making machine guns.

Almost every day, however, a study of the war news will bring home to the reader the importance of these deadly weapons in modern warfare, and it may be authoritatively stated that certain recent events have shown that the Australian military authorities are fully alive to this importance.

Australia will have to make machine guns, for there is a possibility that for many years England will have to face some sort of universal military service, and will find the resources of her armament manufactories heavily taxed.

That the Commonwealth can turn out weapons has been proved in regard to the rifles made at Lithgow. It is a step from rifles to machine guns, and from machine guns to heavy ordnance, and probably in the future Australia will be protected not only by Australian soldiers but by Australian heavy artillery.

In view of the applications to the Defence Department from insurance and other societies for information regarding the arrangements to be made for documentary evidence as to the death or disablement of members of the expeditionary forces, it has been decided that societies or institutions requiring certificates in connection with their dealings with next-of-kin or other beneficiaries shall, upon formal application to the secretary of the Defence Department, Melbourne, be furnished with them after the receipt of the usual documentary evidence from the headquarters of the forces.

The wireless station which has been erected at Government House, Rabaul, is now working very satisfactorily. It is interesting to know that most of the apparatus was previously the property of the German Government, and was being used by a high-power station at Bitapaka, which was captured after a sharp encounter during which the late Captain Pockley and others lost their lives.

The whole of the installation has been carried out, and is now being operated by members of the naval and military expeditionary force.

The station, which is comprised of Telefunken and Marconi instruments, is under the charge of the senior operator, Corporal G. Smith, signaller, “A” Company, assisted by W. Shaw, Marconi operator, and J. Fitzpatrick, telegraphist of H.M.A.S. Australia, and two junior ratings. The power is supplied by a captured German A.E.G. dynamo and converter, driven by a Bolinger oil engine.

Arrangements have been made for a limited amount of private correspondence to be despatched by wireless to Australia, at the rate of 3d per word, plus Commonwealth land line charges.

Telegrams are to be sent through the postmaster in the usual way, and they will be forwarded as opportunity offers. No responsibility will be taken.

(From Embarkation Rolls)

Lieut William George Board, Hamilton, 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Private William Marshall Cook, Wallsend, 14th Infantry Battalion, 4th Reinforcements

CYMS and Orange City strengthen grip on ODCA second grade quinella

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KOCH YA: Grant Koch scored 27 as CYMS beat Wanderers by seven wickets on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1220sgcrick9CYMSand Orange Cityenter the Orange District Cricket Association’s Christmas break as the form second grade sides after both recorded convincing wins over Wanderers and Kinross respectively on Saturday.
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Bowling first at Country Club Oval, CYMS ran through a strong Wanderers batting line-up for just 110, with five green and golds bowlers claiming multiple wickets in a complete team performance with the ball.

Todd Murphy (2-14) and Cam Thomas (2-7) managed to pick up the best figures before Josh Dunn hit 44 to guide the green and golds past the modest first innings total for the loss of just three wickets.

The Warriors did it a little tougher at Kinross’s Main Oval but still managed a five-wicket victory to remain unbeaten throughout the opening half of the 2014-15 season.

Opener Jamie Stedman (63) was the rock in City’s pursuit of the students’ 8-167 total, with Ryan Milham (3-30) and David Langston (3-33) doing the majority of the damage with the ball for the Warriors.

The win keeps City on top of the overall second grade ladder, with CYMS the next best side having won four of their six matches this summer.

At present, Wanderers are third with Centrals fourth.

But the gap between Centrals and the two sides currently challenging for the fourth and final place in the semi-finals – Cavaliers and Kinross – was significantly shortened after the maroons hammered the red and blacks at Jack Brabham (1) on Saturday.

Cavaliersran rampant with the ball, at one stage having Centrals 2-0 off the first two balls of the match.

Centrals never recovered, mimicking a train wreck as the side crashed from 3-3 to 5-15 then 8-38 before tail-enders Anthony Salmon (12) and Barney Davis (eight) managed a 28-run ninth-wicket partnership, the latter removed by Terrence Strong (2-3) before he too nabbed number 11 Roshan Eiseman for a golden duck.

Predictably, Centrals’ target of 65 proved little obstacle for Cavaliers openers Will Currall (23) and Marcus Burrell (35), the pair doing the majority of the damage as Cavaliers picked up a seven-wicket victory and moved to within a win of Centrals on the ODCA second grade ladder.

Anthony Salmon capped an all-round performance with 2-20 off six overs.

The 2014-15 ODCA season will resume on Saturday, January 10.

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Sam ‘not sacked’

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MILDURA community radio station Hot FM has denied it sacked popular presenter and sports commentator Sam Smythe.
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Volunteer Sam Smythe has parted ways with Hot FM after 14 years.

Social media was rife at the weekend that Mr Smythe — a volunteer of 14 years at the station — had been axed by management, however station president and manager Bernard Denner yesterday said that was not the case.

“I didn’t sack Sam,” Mr Denner emphatically said.

“We love Sam … he’s an absolutely fantastic sports commentator and we’d love to have him back in that role, but it’s been made quite clear to me by some that he’s not coming back,” he said.

Mr Denner said Mr Smythe’s departure followed an altercation between the pair last Thursday when the latter was hosting the station’s 5pm to 7pm “flagship” shift.

He said he became upset by Mr Smythe’s inability to manage new technology and which may have had the potential to cause some concern for station sponsors.

“We have provided numerous training sessions for Sam and all new presenters go through a four-week training program — we simply want to be a better community radio station for the volunteers and the listeners,” Mr Denner said.

“I may have been crosser than I should have been with Sam, but my frustrations boiled over,” he said.

“He has to get it right …. that’s all.”

Mr Denner also denied that staff had left the station en masse since he took over as president in December last year.

“One person has been asked to leave and all others have left for personal reasons and have been replaced,” he said.

“Currently, the station is owned by the community, not individuals, and we have 37 community presenters who volunteer their services.

“When I came to this radio station it was a huge mess and if it hadn’t received federal funding in the last budget the station would have been teetering on the brink.

“Now we have new presenters, new programming and have spent $50,000 on new technology to get us out of the 1960s.

“In the past six months the state of the station has improved out of sight.”

Mr Denner said he yesterday invited Mr Smythe back to the station during his own on-air morning program following the weekend flurry of social media.

“I was a hoping Sam might be listening,” Mr Denner said.

“I made it clear that he would be welcomed back with open arms as a sporting commentator — he does that so well and has a great knowledge of local sport,” he said.

“That offer is there, if he chooses not to, then I wish him well.”

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