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40 YEARS AGO
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1972: When
Karyn Quick, of Yorketown, married Francis
Taheny, of Edithburgh, she was attended by
the groom's eight sisters. Television star
Johnny Mac appears at Tom the Cheap
Grocer's first birthday celebrations in Kadina.
Port Victoria postmaster Ken Rogers is trans-
ferred to Freeling. Constables Allan Bull
(Wallaroo), Brian Stringer (Price) and
Graham March (Kadina) graduate from Fort
Largs Police Academy. Premier Don Dunstan
will tour Port Hughes and Moonta Bay fore-
shore and tourist park areas. Kadina Netball
Club president and coach of all five teams K.
Sobey, receives a gift of appreciation from club
members at the wind-up. Trevor and Lynette
Jacobs are appointed district agent for BP in
the Port Clinton area.
30 YEARS AGO
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1982: After
almost four decades of serving the Wallaroo
community as librarian, Elma Pengelley has
relinquished the position and is now enjoying
a well-earned rest. The CYP Amateur
Basketball Association is formed. Yorke
Peninsula towns and adjacent northern area
towns will significantly benefit if the Lochiel
coal deposit is mined. Bute Football Club's
Fred Purdie, gatekeeper for 26 years, is recog-
nised for his ser vices. Jason Downs, of
Maitland, wins first prize in the Lego Guess
the Number of Bricks competition at
Toyworld, Maitland. Moonta Football Club
junior colts best and fairest is Allan Prout;
runner-up, Shaun Elsworthy. Diana McLean,
of Ardrossan, is an entrant in the Miss
20 YEARS AGO
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1992: The
owners of the 44 front row shacks on North
Beach, Wallaroo, receive notification from the
Lands Department of an average 600 per cent
price rise in leasing fees. Lyn Fisken, Julie
Cross, Sue Dutschke, Val Kelly, Rose
Greenslade and Hugh Longbottom are mem-
bers of the Maitland Hospital Bed Push team.
New Brownies Amy Hicks and Kelly Major
are welcomed into the Ardrossan unit. Ken
Dunning, of Moonta, has been busy in his
workshop constructing a miniature replica of
the locomotives which ran at Kadina and
Moonta during the early 1900s. Ken Green to
celebrate his 60th birthday on October 24.
10 YEARS AGO
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2002: Moonta's
Gary Wahlstedt, of Wahlstedt Quality Homes,
named Country Builder of the Year. SYP icon,
Honner's Gipsy Wagon Holidays, goes under
the hammer at auction after almost 20 years.
AWB's $6million grain facility project at
Maitland has started. A vacant block of land
on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Rogers
Terrace in Port Victoria is sold for a record
price of $250,000. Weetulta cricketer Graham
"Walt" Bagshaw blasts 107 runs before retiring
injured. Alford Bowling Club celebrates its
50th anniversary. Ronda and Ray Voigt, of
Yorketown, celebrate their 60th wedding
From the Archives...
RE: Same-sex marriage debate continues (YPCT
I was appalled and saddened to read Lorraine
Klaffer's letter regarding "the homosexual
lifestyle" and am stunned such a point of view
actually exists in the 21st century.
All I can say is the very reason the suicide rate
amongst homosexuals is so high is because of
people like Lorraine Klaffer's views.
Sadly, I believe nothing will change her view,
but am gladdened by how far we have come as a
society in embracing everyone in our
Open hearts and
I WAS somewhat taken aback by the vehemence
of Mrs Klaffer in her comments against the
rights of homosexuals (YPCT 3-10-12).
Homosexuality isn't a lifestyle choice as seems to
be inferred in her letter, but a biological fact.
Maybe her views amongst her peers are
common but to the greater majority, certainly
amongst younger generations, acceptance,
expectation of equality and lack of
understanding of why we don't have legalised
same-sex marriages is widespread.
Homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, just
like boat people, those of other-than-Christian
religions or races, are just normal people who
deserve the acceptance of their global
Participation isn't compulsory!
For those who struggle with this, I suggest
they open their hearts and their minds and close
their negative thoughts until they can find
acceptance and tolerance from within.
Not judging others
HOW sad to be so scared of those with differing
I notice Lorraine Klaffer's (YPCT 3-10-12)
justification is based on a selective reading of her
I wonder why she does not also make a great
to-do about enforcing other parts of Leviticus,
from where she seems to get most of her ideas.
I note it violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two
different crops in the same field, or having a wife
who wears garments made of two different kinds
of thread, with the option of stoning them (Lev.
I do not seem to have read about how this
presages the slippery moral slope. And how
about a crusade to enforce Lev. 11:10, eating
shellfish is an abomination? And would this be a
lesser abomination than being gay? Why are
there deemed to be obscure bits of the Bible to be
taken at face value and others patently evidently
On a more serious note, why do some people
assume their own belief is based on faith and
virtue which is all praiseworthy and everyone
else's belief is wicked, insincere and based on
I do not understand why a few verses in a
medieval book have been blown out of all
proportion by those obsessed with other people's
sex lives. It would be laughable if it were not so
Oh yes, isn't there a bit in the Bible that
exhorts people not to judge others? (Matthew
A bit that's so important it's repeated (Mark
How interesting those armed with the
sanctimonious certainty they alone know the
mind of God feel free to ignore that bit, and to
enthusiastically condemn anyone they fancy.
Support for climate
I RECENTLY participated in the Walk for Solar
from Port Augusta to Adelaide, in support of
replacing the old coal-fired power stations at
Port Augusta with solar-thermal and wind
Most of the people on the walk were under 30
(I am 67); their enthusiasm and determination to
do something to slow climate change was
Perhaps this should not surprise us as it is
their world which will be degraded by the effects
of climate change.
It made me think about the people who
oppose renewable energy, who they are and what
All of the active opponents of wind power I
have come across are of my generation, or at least
well into middle age.
They will not live long enough to see most of
the damage climate change will bring.
While the supporters of renewable energy
want to protect the planet for the good of
everyone, the opponents are thinking only of
They don't want to look at, or hear, wind
turbines or they are concerned their farm
profitability will be reduced or the resale value of
their home will suffer.
Which group do you see as the more
Armagh via Clare
IN 2011, the Local Government Association
approached me to head up a small expert panel
to look at the work of South Australia's 68
councils. What they are doing well, their
current and emerging difficulties and what the
'council of the future' might look like.
With my fellow panelists, former senior
environment resources and development court
judge Christine Trenorden and
highly-recognised professor Graham Sansom,
from the Australian Centre of Excellence for
Local Government, we have begun to work our
way through this unique opportunity.
Local government is a serious business.
Local government employs around 9000
people and attracts a registry of more than
10,000 volunteers. It looks after 75,000
kilometres of local roads and owns, maintains
and upgrades more than $19.1billion worth of
The emphasis state and federal governments
place on the closeness of local government to
their communities underscores the importance
of this sphere of government. But local
government is not just about service delivery,
roads, rates and rubbish. It is the thread which
holds our communities together.
As the front counter for South Australia's
development system, councils often find
themselves in the midst of intense conflict on
what is responsible and appropriate
development. As a former planning minister I
know this to be a complex legislative
environment with significant state government
Councils readily admit there is more they
could do better given the optimum
circumstances. That is why the expert panel
has been appointed --- to challenge local
government on the long-term directions for
Our review of local government presents a
once-in-a-generation opportunity for South
Australians to have a say about shaping the
future of the local government system in this
It also affords other spheres of government
and key stakeholders a chance to express their
views about councils of the future.
We will be observing the relationships
between councils and state and federal
What criteria should apply when
opportunities arise for local government to
take on responsibilities that are more
traditionally the state or the federal
The success of the review will depend on the
'buy in' we receive from the people of South
Australia. This will determine the nature and
extent of the desire for change, improvement
and growth of the sector.
Local government has a vital role to play in
the future prosperity of the state. It is also a key
determinant in the quality of life we enjoy.
A discussion paper is available at
submissions close on Monday, October 30.
Hon. Greg Crafter AO
I WRITE in response to Lorraine M. Klaffer's let-
ter (YPCT 3-10-12), Same-sex marriage debate
As a mother of two sons --- one gay, one
straight --- I fully support the case for same-sex
Why should one of my sons have the right to
marry but not the other? Both my sons should be
equal before the law.
Same-sex marriage is a human rights issue.
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