Fresh @ Warrnambool Seaside Market

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Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

  There was an air of quiet celebration at Crossley today in Victoria’s southwest when community gathered to celebrate the successful anti fracking campaign – made famous by its familiar yellow triangle –  which recently resulted in the State’s  government ban on fracking statewide.   Although both Legislation and Regulations are still to be legally enacted for the … More Giving Thanks for a Fracking-Free Community

Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

by Jenny Williams Fawcett  28 Oct. 2016 Senator Janet Rice of the Australian Greens party addressed protesters today at a blockade at Killarney in Victoria’ southwest saying three levels of government have the ability to stop commercial racehorse training on Killarney’s beaches and Belfast Coastal Reserve . “There is Legislation in place that could end this” Senator Rice said. … More Government inaction hurting Killarney Beach community

Killarney Triathlon to go ahead this weekend despite racehorses on beach concerns

Racehorses on beach at The Basin, Killarney. Picture by J. Fawcett Oct. 2016 The annual Killarney Triathlon Event in southwest Victoria is set to go ahead  this weekend despite the current stoush between BCRAG and the local racing fraternity,  over health and safety risks and environmental damage caused by racehorses training along some 20 km’s of … More Killarney Triathlon to go ahead this weekend despite racehorses on beach concerns

Saving Country: Killarney Beach coastal environment under commercial racehorse training stress

Local community are up in arms about the surge in commercial racehorse training  on Killarney’s coast in southwest Victoria and have launched a Petition to take the fight to State level. Warrnambool  City Council’s sudden ban on racehorse training on it’s beaches  has seen an immediate surge of training at Killarney, which is also part of the Belfast … More Saving Country: Killarney Beach coastal environment under commercial racehorse training stress

Mauled English: the fate of James Brabner

With over two decades of experience in researching family history records I really should have seen it coming:  ‘Colonial Maul’  as a death cause for my  ancestor’s brother instead should have read ‘Colonel Maule’, and it was actually the  name of a ship. It had started off as a  really exciting day to finally find a reference to James Brabner, the missing … More Mauled English: the fate of James Brabner

A Grave Matter: Booley family plot at Ballarat’s Old Cemetery

A grassy single plot within the Ballarat  Old Cemetery hides the heartbreak of an immigrant family who fled political unrest in England to seek a new start in colonial Australia,  the proposed new  land of opportunity, health and wealth. No gravestone exists in this  country cemetery  in Victoria’s west to count the mounting death toll as  Suffolk-born Robert Francis Booley (1829-1875) … More A Grave Matter: Booley family plot at Ballarat’s Old Cemetery