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Painful history close to home

THE ANNUAL commemoration of the hanging of two Aboriginal freedom fighters in 1842, the first people to be hanged in Victoria, drew a sombre and reflective crowd to Wishart Reserve, Wonthaggi, a week before Australia Day.

Sheep shearing fundraiser a success

CRICKET players became sheep farmers for a day for the annual Poowong-Loch Cricket Club Sheep Shearing fundraiser on Sunday, January 17.

Sister farewelled with art exhibition

THE last nun in residence at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wonthaggi after 108 years was farewelled in a special mass and art exhibition on Sunday, January 17.

Community steers wedding ring recovery

WITH a little bit of community spirt – and a metal detector – miracles can happen. Just ask Melbourne-based holidaymaker Audun Aas who lost his wedding ring on Inverloch’s surf beach recently.

Bass Coast community heroes recognised

COWES’ Mat Bowtell and Wonthaggi’s Margaret Sand are this year’s local Bass Coast heroes. They were named Bass Coast’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year respectively last Wednesday, January 13. Nominated by Neville Goodwin, Mr Bowtell, founder of Free 3D

Nyora entertains on cold Gippsland night

NYORA Raceway, South Gippsland’s home of Motorsport defied the elements on Saturday night when they worked through terribly cold wind and the fleeting rain to complete a complete race meeting for its motorsport hungry fans.

Lifejacket safety clinics a huge success

LOCAL and holidaying boaters have learnt how to service and maintain their lifejackets so they can stay safe on the water.

OMK holds form over break

OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak batted its way to 2/138, for a comfortable victory over the Leongatha Imperials.

Around the bay – Tuesday, January 19, 2021

With Jim’s Bait & Tackle The second week in January, the week where winter made a return to Westernport Bay, rain, cold and let’s not forget the wind! As bad as the weather has been this week, it is nothing like we had last

Showstopping bull coming to Boorool

BRINGING the bull to the breeders, Mount Ararat bull producer John Leek is holding his first Leongatha bull sale and will be bringing this year’s Lang Lang show, ‘Supreme Exhibit’. 

Superb dairy or beef property

Situated in the renowned farming district of Mardan is this superb 130-hectare (320-acre) dairy farm.

Why we’re not ready to change Australia Day

SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT AUSTRALIA Day, on the 26th of January, has already been tarnished by the debate about whether it’s the most appropriate date or not. So, that’s a problem. Of course, we celebrate ‘Australia Day’ on that day because it’s the anniversary of the

Corinella: 1826 to now

They came aboard “The Dragon” in 1826, Escorted by a naval ship “The Fly”. Soldiers, convicts, settlers, sheep, pigs and supplies, Sailed out of Sydney Harbour and into stormy skies. Their goal was two-fold: stop the French, Then settle Hovells land. But disappointment faced
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