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Collapse Issue 453 - 10 Sep 2018Issue 453 - 10 Sep 2018
Collapse  OBITUARY OBITUARY
Death of Ed James at Glen Innes in March
Legacies of Ed James live on
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Wicks urges Council to apply for Umina oval lighting
Meeting to discuss Ettalong Channel
Funds 'sit in coffers' while beaches erode, says Tesch
Bushfire on Lion Island
Minister and Department defend Crown Land sale
Clean-up group nominated for Landcare award
Residents wanted for banking research
MP denied access to Crown Land list
Planner calls for preparation for climate change
Sustainable home opens its doors
Councillor calls for sea level overlays
Marine park to include Bouddi and Lion Island sites
Bouddi Marine Park to be used as scientific reference
Speed restrictions proposed near Lion Island
Men's Shed to hold tool sale
Council consults sculptor to fix whale tails
Arboretum celebrates 42 years
Cookery officer receives CWA award
Triathlon club enters scarecrow competition
Smoking ceremony held at CWA hall
Money raised for drought-stricken farmers
Apprentices win pearl jewellery awards
Women undertake water safety program
Girl Guides celebrates 10th birthday
Association holds food and wine festival
Photographer speaks to Rotary club
Village residents renew vows after 53 years
Baby photographer wins national award
Poland celebrated at CWA
Batteries, globes and phones collected at libraries
Youth forum to be held in Woy Woy
Youth Council positions open
The Bays plan village fair
Corrections
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Not too late to move Oyster Festival
Service swept under the rug for an oyster festival
Change the date
Council must refuse any non-complying application
Be alert to development application plans
Sporties refusal is not new policy
Join the club and support it financially
Woy Woy wharf is greater priority
Dredge moored for 11 days
Shuttle bus needed from Ettalong to Patonga
Consider breakwater groynes for channel
A mobile phone is now a must
Councillors are our starting point
The joys of watching old movies on television
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Donation of $6000 to hospitals
Daffodil Day stall 'a success'
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Bouddi Foundation announces 17 arts grants
Couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary
Little Theatre presents Flash Festival
Final exhibition at the Olive Branch Gallery
Rotary announces opera program
Seductive Brazilian music played at folk club
Rotary club sponsors stringed instrument scholarship
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Woy Woy's Heavy Petal band
Students to design 14th storey of a tree house
Peninsula schools hold Book Week activities
MPs attend leadership breakfast
Students collect rubbish from mangroves
Two make public speaking finals
Sponsorships wanted for fun run
Dancers perform at Showcase
Father's Day art
Recorder group and dancers perform
Soccer teams make it to finals
Team travels to Newcastle for Tournament of Minds
Children's author visits Pretty Beach
Child care worker named finalist
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Umina takes four places in NSW pool rescue team
Woy Woy wins in rugby union semi-finals
Life savers honoured at awards night
Roosters Firsts beaten in minor semi-final
Bowls day for prostate cancer research
Kingfisher Carnival held at Umina
Surf clubs invited to apply for grants

Final exhibition at the Olive Branch Gallery

Noel Olive's final Olive Branch Gallery exhibition at Umina later this month will be a show of his own works.

Mr Olive, who has recently moved into aged care, said he had been involved all his life in the process of reconciliation between white fellas and black fellas.

To show respect and seek social justice for our first Australians has been his hallmark, he said.

He has written three books, Karajini Mirlimirli, Enough is Enough, and Out with the Pilbara Mob.

Noel Olive has been a big part of the Central Coast community since he moved from Western Australia in the mid-1990s, according to Ms Barbara Kelly from the Gallery.

"His natural curiosity about people and his interest in their lives meant that he became involved in many areas of community life," she said.

"At various times, he has been a leading force in the Central Coast U3A, a member and supporter of The Greens and Friends of the ABC, an activist for constitutional change, an artist, writer, poet and confidante of many.

"His home in Umina has been his castle, and his art gallery a venue for many functions including memorable Melbourne Cup events, multiple art exhibitions, social gatherings, birthdays, poetry readings as well as a place to call in for a cuppa, or something stronger.

"Noel loves everything about nature, especially native birds and flora, and his garden has been his pride and joy.

"He likes nothing more than to sit in it and watch the birds bathe in the pond or squawk at him from the trees.

"But more than anything, Noel's commitment to, and passion for Aboriginal rights to recognition and legal and social justice have defined him as an outstanding advocate and friend.

"Noel's early life as part of a struggling communist family in the outer suburbs of Sydney, shaped his fierce desire to work towards the creation of a fairer society and to view and treat Aboriginal people with respect and positive regard."

He left school in the 1940s and headed to outback NSW and QLD where he worked as a drover before returning to Sydney in the 1950s, to join the Communist Party and work on the wharves and building sites as a job delegate.

"The period he spent in the bush gave him a lifelong love of Australian flora and animal and bird life, and the landscape of the 'great brown land'.

"The wonderfully expressive photos in his book attest to this feeling of admiration of country."

Noel qualified as a lawyer in 1982 working in various capacities and was one of the members of the inner Sydney community campaign calling for a Royal Commission to investigate Aboriginal deaths in police custody and in prisons throughout the country.

"His work with Aboriginal people in Western Australia as a powerful and dogged advocate is legendary and lit the spark for his three books about them," said Ms Kelly.

His farewell party and last art exhibition at 5 Onthonna Terrace, Umina, will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 3:30pm.

He has worked tirelessly for his community by inspiring local artists to show their work at the Olive Branch Gallery in a series of events over the last eight years.

This exhibition "The Pilbara and Other Places" will show his own art work.

Exhibition opening hours will be from 10am to 3pm, Sunday and Monday September 23 and 24.

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