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Moonta Office: 8825 3711
Bevan Crowell: 8837 6266, 8837 6322; or
Plant: 0418 814 096;
Plant: 0418 859 204
Stock up with Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide
brochures for the holidays. They are distributed
through STAPLES (formerly Corporate Express)
and can be ordered online. To register and place an
1. Call STAPLES on 1800 993 335 or email
2. Ask for a username and password to order
3. When you have received the above, visit
4. Type in your username and password to enter
the site; place your order.
5. The guides are delivered free, direct to your
TQUAL grants: Subject to the minister's confir-
mation, TQUAL grants (Tourism Quality Projects)
for 2013 are expected to open for applications in
February. To help those interested in applying,
there is a webpage, www.ret.gov.au/tourism/
Free webinars with David Staughton: Dave is
conducting four 60-minute webinars over four
months, starting in January; contact our office for
more information. This is a fantastic opportunity;
sign up now as numbers are limited.
A webinar is a presentation/workshop conduct-
ed over the internet; register then follow the
instructions to connect to the webinar on your
home or office or computer.
Best Backyards campaign: A video has been
created with Amanda Blair to promote Yorke
Peninsula. It was recently featured on InDaily and
can be viewed on yorkepeninsula.com.au.
Accommodation vacancies: If you have any
vacancies or last minute cancellations, make sure
you let the visitor information centres know; they
can help fill those beds. Keeping in touch saves our
hard-working visitor information providers time
and phone calls; their phone numbers are below,
contact our office for email addresses.
*Stansbury Visitor Centre: 8852 4577
*Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre,
Minlaton: 8853 2600
*Chatt Centre, Maitland: 8832 2174
*Moonta Tourist Office: 8825 1891
*Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre,
Kadina: 8821 2333
*Port Broughton Visitor Centre: 8635 2261
Christmas office closure: The Yorke Peninsula
Tourism office will reopen on Monday, January 7
after the Christmas/New year break. During the
closure, direct any tourism enquiries to the visitor
information centres listed above; for industry
enquiries, contact the South Australian Tourism
Commission, 8463 4500.
Thank you to everyone who has helped support
Yorke Peninsula Tourism and our activities this
year; without your support, we couldn't achieve
what we do. A safe and prosperous New Year to all,
and I look forward to catching up with you in 2013.
To receive our newsletter and updates, or to
learn more about Yorke Peninsula Tourism, our
activities and opportunities, call us on 8821 2663 or
email rmm yorkepeninsula.com.au.
PREPARATIONS for this year's
Dressing the Graves, on
Wednesday, May 22, during
Kernewek Lowender, are pro-
The Kadina, Moonta and
Wallaroo subcommittees have
met with Cornish Association of
South Australia members several
times to plan the event, which
seems to get bigger each festival.
Nominations closed at the end
of September and successful nom-
inees have been notified by mail.
There will be 10 graves honoured
in Kadina, nine in Moonta and 10
Next job for the subcommittees
is to write the citations for each of
the 29 people, not an easy task as
citations are only one page long
and nominees have sometimes
sent more than five pages of data.
The nominees will check the
citations for accuracy before they
are typed and laminated by school
students, and formatted into a
modest supplement for sale at the
Wallaroo subcommittee mem-
bers will identify graves and pho-
tograph headstones for the sup-
plement. Currently, the Kadina
subcommittee is locating
unmarked graves to be honoured.
Cornish Association of South
Australia chairperson and presi-
dent Carlene Woolcock is hoping
to hear favourably regarding a
grant application from the
Committee. Funds from that
organisation and CASA enable
transport for the children who are
an integral part of the ceremony,
along with teaching floral art and
preparation of the floral tributes
by school students.
The start times are slightly
changed from previous years; the
new format will enable Moonta
Area School's special class to take
part in the ceremony and a longer
lunch break for the public.
The Returned and Services
League Wallaroo sub-branch will
assist with the event, so the Ode
and Last Post will signal the end of
the Wallaroo ceremony.
Kadina schools have taken part
in the Kadina cemetery event
almost since its inception in 2003.
Roslyn Paterson OAM
Dressing the Graves in 2013
MEALS on Wheels Kadina
branch has a healthy volun-
teer base, but has trouble
filling positions on the
committee, branch secre-
tary Leonie Jauczius said.
"It seems our volunteers
are reluctant to become
part of the committee,
especially the office-bear-
ing positions," Mrs Jauczius
"Currently, we need an
assistant-staff officer; nei-
ther of these positions are
onerous or time consum-
ing, but they are vital.
"It is obvious office bear-
ers cannot go on indefinite-
ly, and eventually others
will need to step up to fill
these positions; it is always
easier when someone has
been trained and is waiting
in the wings.
"The committee is a vital
part of our organisation;
without a committee, there
would be no Meals on
"Our call to the commu-
nity is just this: if you have
a little spare time and the
desire to help, a phone call
to me on 8821 2426 or
chair Wendy Venning on
8821 3196 would be appre-
ciated," Mrs Jauczius said.
MEALS ON WHEELS STALWART... At the
awards afternoon tea are Kadina branch's old-
est and longest-serving volunteer Mavis Frost
and her daughter Sharon Lawrence. Mavis has
been delivering meals for 40 years.
Kadina Meals on Wheels needs help
Meals on Wheels -- SA icon
AFTER years of lobbying by quadriplegic Doris
Taylor, Meals on Wheels was incorporated in
South Australia in December 1953.
Doris, born in 1901 and permanently disabled
at the age of 16, saw the need of those who
were shut in and could not cook for themselves,
and determined to build an organisation that
would provide a hot three-course meal in the
middle of the day.
Her vision evolved into an organisation since
copied in various forms throughout Australia
and in many places overseas. Today, Meals on
Wheels (SA) Incorporated, has some 10,000
volunteers, around 5000 clients, and up to 100
branches throughout SA.
In Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta, Ardrossan,
Maitland, Minlaton and Yorketown, many elderly
residents, their carers and others in need each
receive a hot, fresh three-course meal five times
a week. Frozen meals are also provided for
weekends and holidays.
Meals on Wheels is more than just a meal;
volunteers visit with customers while they
deliver meals and make sure recipients are okay.
Across Yorke Peninsula, Meals on Wheels
branches want to provide the service to all in
the community who have the need.
There is no need for a reference from a doctor
to receive the service; the local branch's client
welfare officer will assess eligibility. Free call
Meals on Wheels Adelaide headquarters on
1800 854 453, or contact the local council or
doctor, and they will point you in the right
Interested residents should call client welfare
officer Joan Bavington on 0419 841 667.
A NATURAL Resources
Centre has opened in Clare
to service the Northern and
The centre is one of a
network across South
Australia which aims to
involvement and access to
advice about natural
"The centre will be a hub
for obtaining information
about issues such as land,
pest and water manage-
ment, national parks, and
accessing wildlife and envi-
Minister for Sustainability,
Conservation Paul Caica
"Landholders can drop
in for advice on how to mit-
igate soil erosion and while
there buy a pass to visit one
of our beautiful national
Northern and Yorke
NRM board chair Caroline
Schaefer said the centre will
be a place for community
members, businesses and
tives to meet to discuss
NRM issues and plan activ-
"It will be the home of
the NRM board, but it's also
a place to go to learn how to
volunteer or start up a proj-
ect in your area," she said.
The centre is located at
17 Lennon Street, Clare.
DRESSING THE GRAVES... At the Wallaroo cemetery in 2009 for the Dressing the
Graves are Cornish Gorsedd bards Jim Harbison (since deceased), Roslyn Paterson,
Richard Hancock and Diana Hancock.
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