C Grade: Stawell v Horsham DemonsPhotos

C Grade: Stawell v Horsham Demons | Photos WNA C Grade premiers: Horsham. (back) Victoria Smith, Tennielle O’Callaghan, Steffie Webb, Cassandra Cameron, Jenna Eastick, Nadia Netherway, Ashleigh Sorrell, (front), Lily McFarlane, coach Jaymi O’Connor, Tori O’connor, Lauren Kemp, Kate Hair
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WNA C Grade Best on Court: Lauren Kemp, Horsham

Tennielle O’Callaghan, H, Abby Kaczynski, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Jenna Eastick, H, Rebecca Mellor, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Lauren Kemp, H, Melinda Jardine, S, Kate Hair, H, Crlia Byron, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Nadia Netherway, H, Melinda Jardine, S, Lauren Kemp, H. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Rebecca Mellor, S, Jemma Eastick, H. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Kate Hair, H, Carlia Byron, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Alicia Gooden, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Nadia Netherway, H, Melinda Jardine, S, Lauren Kemp, H. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Emma Dwyer, S, Steffi Webb, H. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Emma Dwyer, S, Jenna Eastick, H, Steffi Webb, H, Rebecca Mellor, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Nadia Netherway, H, Christine Graveson, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

Abby Kaczynski, S. WNA C Grade GF, Stawell v Horsham

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B Grade: Horsham Demons v StawellPhotos

B Grade: Horsham Demons v Stawell | Photos WNA B Grade premiers: Horsham. (back) Julie Burke with Luella Burke, Phoebe Ubergang, Rachel Boak, Sheridan Petering, Amanda Worthy, Melanie Scott, (front), Judi Landwehr team manager, Alana Nelson, Ally Hiscock, Abby Ubergang, Lucy Hartigan
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WNA B Grade Best on Court: Alana Nelson, Horsham

Laura Farrer, S, Rachel Boak, H. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Sarah Morris, S. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Amanda Worthy, H. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Melanie Scott, H, Jemima Bibby, S. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Sarah Morris, S, Jemim Bibby, S, Phoebe Ubergang, H, Melanie Scott, H. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Amanda Worthy, H, Kristy Matthews, S. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Sheridan Petering, H. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Amanda Worthy, H, Tracey Dark, S. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Jodie Hendy, S, Abby Ubergang, H, Alana Nelson, H. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

Alana Nelson, H, Jodie Hendy, S. WNA B Grade GF, Horsham v Stawell

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Relay organisers thanked for help and big hearts

TWELVE months have passed since Relay for Life returned to Mount Isa in true outback spirit.
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And now with just one sleep left until we hit the track for 18 gruelling hours, I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get this far.

Stepping up to chair the event alongside Cameron Gibson has been a great opportunity for myself and one that I would hope every person has the chance to do at some time in their life.

I have had the opportunity and privilege to meet many amazing and inspirational people who have helped me bring the event together so far and look forward to meeting many more.

Through the hard work of my amazing committee, the support of local businesses and community group, the determination and dedication of our teams, this year’s Relay for Life shows that hope is alive and well in the great North West.

With great events and acts on the day for all ages, we would like to offer a sincere welcome to the general public to come along and join in our celebration from 3pm tomorrow at the Mount Isa Rugby Union grounds on Alma Street.

A gold coin donation is all that we ask to attend the event – however, all money spent at relay will be going towards the fight against the awful disease we know as cancer.

Mount Isa, I call on you to show your support to help us ‘‘celebrate, remember, and fight back’’.

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South-west’s WWII secrets uncovered

Pat Matthey (pictured) recalls how his father Percy helped retrieve a wrecked RAAF plane from Lady Julia Percy Island in 1944.
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TOP-SECRET accounts of an RAAF plane crash on Lady Julia Percy Island in 1944 and rumours of enemy submarines operating off south-west Victoria have been brought to light by a former Port Fairy man whose father was the town policeman.

Pat Matthey has revealed a few of his many treasured memories after reading The Standard’s story last month about four airmen who lost their lives when their reconnaissance plane crash-landed on the island and toppled down the cliffs.

One of the theories was that it could have been hit by gunfire from an enemy submarine, either German or Japanese.

Mr Matthey, now of Hoppers Crossing, remembers his late father Percy Matthey coming back from the island with local fishermen after retrieving the plane’s wing and other debris.

“Dad must have got word from his superiors in Warrnambool, so he went out with Walter and Reuben Kelly and Reg Vawdon in their 34-foot (10-metre) shark and cray boat,” Mr Matthey recalled.

“They went ashore and got the wreckage. I was only a lad at the time and when dad came home I noticed something had upset him.

“He wasn’t too happy with what he saw. The plane structure wasn’t what it should have been. I won’t say any more than that.

“A few days later an RAAF truck came to Port Fairy to take the parts away.”

The four airmen lost their lives after their Avro Anson, which took off from Mount Gambier, disappeared while monitoring the coastline.

Parts of the wreckage are still on the ocean floor at the western side of the rugged island and some pieces have been souvenired by divers.

Warrnambool East Rotary Club has paid for a memorial plaque which will be mounted on a bluestone block and placed at The Crags in a ceremony on February 15, marking the 71st anniversary of the tragedy.

One of the Rotarians, Andrew Coffey of Warrnambool, has seen the plane wreck several times during his time as an abalone fisherman, and is helping contact families of the airmen.

Mr Matthew said he, like Mr Coffey, had heard stories claiming an enemy submarine had been spotted in the Yambuk-Codrington area and sailors were seen ashore, presumably gathering fresh water, during the war years.

Records show that a few days before the Avro Anson crash, seven aircraft were despatched from Mount Gambier when authorities were told of an alleged enemy submarine off Beachport.

Mr Matthey, a retired fisherman and former Port Fairy sports star, has his own experience with unidentified foreign vessels after his craypot snagged on a mysterious wreck in 1970 near the edge of the Continental shelf, south-west of the town.

He said when they dragged it up there were grey and iridescent red paint marks on the badly-twisted rope.

“I remember it well. It was one of those rare, calm seas and we were on my boat, the Kathleen,” Mr Matthey said.

“When we got back to Port Fairy we showed it to police and a few weeks later Federal Police from Canberra arrived and went over our story three times.

“I was told not to say anything about it. At 40 fathoms down it could only be a foreign vessel.

“They worked out the angle we found the wreckage meant it could have been heading towards Port Campbell and the Bay of Islands area.

“To me that means they were coming in to drop something off or pick something or someone off.

“I’ve heard reports of submarines laying mines off Cape Otway and also of a sub seen around Codrington.”

Several family representatives of the four deceased airmen from AW-878, James MacLellan, Dennis Baulderstone, Norman Kruck and Brian Ladyman have confirmed they will attend the memorial ceremony, along with Air Force representatives and other dignitaries.

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War stories to feature in new book

Exploring: Military historian and researcher Garry Snowden with The Ballarat Cemetery Trust chief executive David Beames. PICTURE: JEREMY BANNISTERTHE STORIES of Ballarat men and women who risked their lives in World War I and were buried or commemorated at Ballarat cemeteries will be remembered in a book.
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The Ballarat Cemetery Trust will release the book to mark next year’s centenary of Australian troops arriving at Gallipoli.

Researcher Garry Snowden, who has researched the lives of 1250 men and women, said the project had taken about two years.

He said the research phase of the book needed to wrap up soon to allow time for editing and publishing.

“We first thought we’d make a heritage walk through the cemetery visiting a few of the graves, but as you research every person concerned they volunteered to put their life on the line – it wouldn’t be right to leave any of them out,” he said.

“So an A5 pamphlet quickly became a book.”

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