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Collapse Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019Issue 466 - 25 Mar 2019
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Mabel turns 101
Vehicle-activated speed signs to be trialled in Hillview St
Ethan organises student strike for climate action
Shepard St flooding expected to improve in 18 months
Ettalong to get recycling bins
Responsible development group forms with 80 people
Strata subdivision is approved
Bouddi Foundation seeks grant applications
Law firm welcomes new partners as others retire
Action group founders step aside
Fishing club closes after 30 years
Channel needs State planning, says committee chair
Dredged sand to replenish Ocean and Umina beaches
Specific dredging plans still needed, says committee
First class in permaculture held at Killcare
Salvos at Bring Your Bills day
Euchre club donates to local schools
Community fair held at Phegans Bay
Church publicises Easter festival events
Easter fete at Patonga
School holiday activities announced
Another fire at community garden
Unit fire in Warwick St
Three grants from Council
Retirees help charities distribute food
Activities for St Patrick's Day
Parking fines to be reduced
New playground for Empire Bay
Preschool celebrates 30 years in August
CWA bakes vegan scones for festival
Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk
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Planning controls were result of exhaustive consultation
Council decisions will destroy the Peninsula
Flood was 27th in five years
More thought needed for pre-polling venue
We didn't win
Put Peninsula ahead of political ambitions
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Aged care organisation celebrates 30 years
Brothers celebrate 50 years in medicine
New book compiled as breast cancer resource
Ground-breaking ceremony for 114-bed extension
Suicide prevention briefing to be held in Woy Woy
Geriatrician writes book on medical care for older people
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Opera in the Arboretum despite difficult five weeks
Troubadour president to speak at regional seminar
Rotary club pledges $40,000 for music program
Artist holds exhibition in Botanic Garden
Local pair produce TV program on men and their sheds
Children's film in Woy Woy
Meet the authors at library talks
Artists' collective moves to Ettalong
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Principal stresses importance of reading program
Robotics to be taught at primary school
Assembly for day against violence and bullying
Year's first Interact meeting at Umina campus
Scholarship will help pay for university studies
Garden bed restored
Harmony Day held at Pretty Beach
Ettalong misses out
Swimmers qualify for zone carnival
Teddy Bears' Picnic at Woy Woy South
Students compete in zone swimming carnival
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Umina was top-performing surf life saving club
Roosters have first loss of season
Premier League competition starts without Umina
Champions emerge in Handicap Pairs
Netball club seeks players
New oxygen kits for surf clubs
Retired international to develop SEU juniors
Southern Spirit wins champion player awards
Ettalong wins Seniors Triple title

Woy Woy residents targeted for heritage walk

Woy Woy residents who attend the Kincumber Rotary Club's Shipbuilders Heritage Walk on May 5 may get a half-price ferry trip to Davistown.

Those who buy a "four villages passport" from the club will be able to travel the return leg of the ferry trip free of charge.

Co-ordinator Mr Peter Rea said the history of the area shows that for tens of thousands of years the waterways extending north from Broken Ba to Brisbane Water, supported human existence.

The area has thousands of aboriginal middens, testimony to a life centred around the waterways and to the seafood diet the people enjoyed.

Between the 1820s to the end of World War II, the forests supplied a huge shipbuilding industry, he said.

"On Brisbane Water over 500 registered vessels were constructed, plus an un-calculable number of smaller craft.

"The Shipbuilders Memorial Project started a decade ago as a dedication to the extraordinary shipbuilding heritage of the Brisbane Water," he said.

"At this stage the Shipbuilders Memorial consist of a number of plinths by sculptor John Woulfe of stainless steel and the finest Gosford sandstone.

"Each plinth is dedicated to one the shipbuilders of the area.

"The astronomer and superintendent of the Government Observatory at Parramatta, James Dunlop (1793 - 1848) is also remembered by a plinth adjacent to the historic house, Bora-Bora.

"The current Memorial extends along a cycle/walkway on the waterfront reserves adjacent to the suburbs of Kincumber, Yattalunga, Saratoga to Davistown.

"The Memorial also extends for a short distance each way on the Davistown waterfront."

Mr Rea said there were plans to extend the memorials to the Palermo Shipyard site at Daleys Point, being in memory of HMAS Patrica Cam built there and sunk in action during World War II.

Information plaques and smart-phone apps would provide information about shipbuilding and general history, indigenous culture as well as the water and waterfront environment along the way.

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