The Woman in the Grey Suit – A Triangle Whodunnit – Final episode by Sarah Gardiner

SE ABC news report

Wed. 2pm, 15 Aug, 2016

Inspector R Sole from NSW Police, Bermagui, released a statement today solving the mystery surrounding the discovery of the body of local Ms Grayston. Ms Grayston’s remains were found at Bermagui Country Club early last March.

Late this morning Miss Muriel Leech was charged with the murder of 42 year old Ms Grayston. Miss Leech confessed that at about 6pm, on Tuesday 5 March she lured Ms Grayston to the 16th hole of the golf course at the Club.

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The Woman in the Grey Suit – A Triangle Whodunnit – Final Episode by Golda


Ms. Grayston, musing upon her situation, takes an anti-depressant from her purse and washes it down with a local 2015 Pinot Grigio. She has just received an email from Ferdinand [known as Fast] Bux, High Heels and Hot Dances is Fast’s business, along with property development on a major scale. He has asked her to meet him at 3.45 pm., 16th hole at Bermagui.

She should feel exhilarated; her tango expertise at a peak, ‘the plan’ reaching fulfilment, and Ferdinand Bux fast falling in love with her. It hadn’t been difficult to fool all and sundry of her environmental credentials. Membership of NFP [National Forest Program], WCS [Wildlife Conservation Society], FEG [Forest and Environment Group] and FOS [Friends of Scouting] had all played a part in that.

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Those Finns are gonna party like it’s 999

Local property Heinola was transformed into a medieval playground on Saturday 16 July to celebrate Finnish Independence Day. Starting with the ‘bang’ of a rocket launch and ending with tires flung 80 metres or more into the sunset from a homemade catapult, this party was full of fun and surprises.

Soup and Finnish sandwiches accompanied the axe throwing competition, where you were given four hand axes to chuck at a stump to see who got the most in the middle. Then we moved onto a Finnish pastie called Piirakka while folks tried their hand at ‘slicing fruit‘ with the help of a pvc launch pipe, willing citrus trees and a home made sword.

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A Sprinkle of Charged Glitter

by Jen Severn

The Scream by Edvard Munch

The Scream by Edvard Munch

Neuralgia again. Or is it? I’ve written about neuralgia—nerve pain—before, but this time it’s different. In the past it has started slowly—the occasional subtle ping, gaining in intensity and frequency, rising to a crescendo of penetrating stabs, seconds apart, with little relief between. Then subsiding again over hours, or a few days at most.

But this one has a different personality altogether. It strikes at random, speeds up and slows down at will. It can disappear for minutes on end, but as soon as I dare hope it’s gone, it’s back—tricked you! Conversely, it can cease just when I place attention on it. It can feel like a perverse, extended game of hide-and-seek with a toddler.

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A clear answer to an unclear question: Helen Caldicott on SA’s nuclear future

Dr Helen Caldicott: "Education is key" to curtailing the nuclear industry

Dr Helen Caldicott: “Education is key” to curtailing the nuclear industry

Dr Helen Caldicott, anti-nuclear activist, humanist, physician, returned to Bermagui on 10 February during a week when South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission was preparing to deliver its “Tentative Findings”. Dr Caldicott was speaking at the Bermagui Institute dinner; her topic was “Nuclear South Australia”.

The speaker shared anecdotes from her forty years of campaigning, detailed the hazards to human health and the environment presented by the nuclear industry, and advanced three main points: one, that the recent search for a site to store radioactive waste from Australia’s only nuclear reactor is premised on a lie; two, that Premier Jay Weatherill’s pursuit of a nuclear industry for SA is unnecessary and dangerous; and three, that public education and the democratic process are the only means by which nuclear expansion can be curtailed.

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Warren Shouts

A Short Story by Sarah Gardiner

‘Hey-up,’ Warren shouts at the cows.

Black and white cut-outs on green paddocks, they swing their great necks, roll eyes and look away. Whip skinny tails against the heat and cloudy flies, saunter on. He’d have to go back up around to get them all. Bastards.

He starts the bike and is away over the straw hills. A blue-indigo dot gone.

Later he goes across to Beth Stewart’s to show his attentions, since Alf’s passed. He’d see her in the garden, plucking at some weed or dried-out thing. Hearing him, she’d straighten and turn to show him her clean round face. She would smile at him as she smoothed her skirt and Continue reading

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Nance Favelle: The forgotten cemetery at Garrawarra

Nance Favelle (nee Hyland)Written by Margaret Nance Favelle (nee Hyland)
December 2012

Submitted to The Triangle by John Favelle, January 2016.

On November 10th, 2012, I was browsing through the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper which my daughter had left with us after a weekend visit.

In the paper was a story about a Conservation Plan for a rediscovered cemetery near the Garrawarra Hospital at Waterfall, near Wollongong.

I have always known that my mother, Margaret “Josephine” Hyland nee Stewart was admitted to Waterfall, a tuberculosis (TB) sanatorium, and had died there. Throughout my life, no one has ever mentioned where she had been laid to rest.

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Four Writers, Four Winds and The Mission Priest – on again

On Saturday February 7th 2015 Four Writers, Nicholas Jose, Rodney Hall, Hannie Rayson and Neilma Sydney will be in conversation with Margaret Throsby at Four Winds (ticket details from Four Winds Office 02 6493 3414) and more information on page 17 of February edition of The Triangle.
4 Writers
And The Mission Priest…
For those who may have missed the screening of this little film during the Olga Masters Festival, it will be shown on Saturday 7th of February at 7.30pm at the Cobargo School of Arts Hall. $10/$6 conc.
The perfect ending of a literary day, Four Winds then the Cobargo School of Arts Hall!
Mission Priest
After a series of screenings around the district to great applause the film ‘The Mission Priest’ by Lee Chittick based on the Olga Master’s short story set in Cobargo in the 1930’s will again be screened in it’s home town Cobargo. We plan to turn the Cobargo Hall into a cinema for the event.
The director of ‘The Mission Priest’ Lee Chittick is perusing options for the film by entering it in film festivals and seeking funds to turn it into a trilogy of three Olga Masters short stories, that would make it a full theatrical release trilogy! All set in Cobargo where so many of her short stories have been set.
Olga Master’s is considered one of Australia’s great female writers.
Looking forward to showing the film at it’s home Cobargo!

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Growing Change : A Journey inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution

Sunday, February 15th will be the next monthly community documentary screening in the Cobargo CWA at 4.30 pm.
Venezualan food documentary
Growing Change :A Journey inside Venezuela’s Food Revolution,
A documentary by Simon Cunich

Against the backdrop of the global food crisis the filmmaker begins a journey to find out how the world will feed itself in the future. The journey takes him into his family¹s past, sees him working on an organic farm but eventually ends him in an unlikely place: the oil-rich South American nation of Venezuela.

After decades of urbanisation, government neglect for agriculture, and dependence on food imports, Venezuela faced a food crisis of its own. In many ways the country was a microcosm of the challenges facing much of the world today.

The documentary takes us through a new food system as it’s being constructed almost from scratch. It’s all part of a country-wide process towards “food sovereignty”, driven by communities and the government. At the core of the process are principles of social justice and sustainability. On small fishing boats in the Caribbean, with machete-wielding cocoa harvesters in the depths of the jungle and in urban gardens on traffic islands in the overpopulated capital, we go inside Venezuela¹s so-called “food revolution”.

This is an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system. In this documentary Simon Cunich shows how in Venezuela, from fishing villages to cacao plantations to urban gardens, a growing social movement is showing what’s possible when communities, not corporations, start to take control of food. Growing Change takes us through a new food system as it’s being constructed almost from scratch ­meeting farmers who are gaining access to land for the first time and working in cooperatives to break the
country’s reliance on imports.


To cover the costs a $5 donation is much appreciated.

See you there,

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Skate Park Opens

The Bermagui Skate Park is finally here!

It is so exciting to see this long awaited project finally become a reality.

Project manager Jim Callaghan and a dedicated team of workers and volunteers have worked together to create a fabulous asset for the Bermagui Community. It has taken over 15 years for the project to finally happen with lots of fundraising and support from many people. This has been an amazing community effort with local business, council and community members all working together….

Jim Callaghan (Bega Valley Shire Council) Richard Cunningham Bill Taylor Stu Longhurst (earthworks and concreting) Cuz Ozawa (earthworks) Neville Reid (earthworks) Chris and Tim Reid (concreting) Bob Harris (set out) Andrew Curven (set out and labour) Matt Gilder (earthworks and concreting) Jacqui Howarth (steel fix and committee) Jamie White (set out and welding) James Drakos ( welding) Julian Brown (earthworks) Kelvin Myers (concreting) Ken Jacobs (steel fix) Eli Wetzler (concreting) Belinda and Kieren Uhibrien (concreting) Steve Neilson (earthworks) Chris Markwort Dave Monk (steel fixing) Wayne Lucas (steel fixing) Scott Ballard Drew Forbes Matt Farnham Steve Thornton Aimee White (committee) Kerry McGlashen (committee) Narelle Myers (committee) Jim Collins (committee) Paul Callaghan Terry Callaghan Kristy Callaghan Vanessa Ballard Jesse Austin Rex Porter John Huddleston Steve O’Sullivan Noel Hasse James Kelly Bernie Welsh (fencing) Pat Kelly Craig Hurst Glen Went Ed Willson (logo design) Andy Austin Bernie Parsons Willie White Dale Errol Masterson Tracy Reeves Vesna Andric Paul and Kerry Morgan Ali Robson Bridge Motors (fuel) Trent Blows Chris Webb (committee) Wayland Mason Neilson Bros Mitre 10 (truck) Adam Miller Finn Askew (design and plans) Paul Lazzaro (water supply/ pipes) Bega Valley Shire Council: Bermagui Team

Apologies if we have missed any individuals or businesses, but please know that your help and support was greatly appreciated.

The park is a fabulous asset for our community, a place where people of all ages can come to skate, scoot and ride. The fabulous design has taken into consideration all ages with scope for toddlers, kids, teens and adults to all have fun.

It is hoped that the addition of picnic areas, paths, playground and exercise equipment in the future will further add to this as place where everyone feels welcome.

Many thanks to you all,

From the Bermagui Skate Park Committee


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