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We will remember
November 11, 2014, is a uniquely special
commemoration of the sacred obser-
vance of Remembrance Day.
As we witness our young men and wom-
en in uniform today once again acting in
defence of our nation in foreign lands, we
pause to remember the brave sacrifice of
those who gave their lives in that same cause
a century ago. It was a conflict that forged
our national identity and looms large over
our national consciousness.
I wish, on behalf of the Commonwealth,
to say thank you to those men and women
who have sacrificed their lives, sometimes
by laying it down and other times by having
their life irrevocably changed by war.
I recall the words of Lt Col John McCrae
in his eternal poem 'In Flanders Field':
"To you from failing hands we throw,
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."
I ask that you join with me in marking this
Remembrance Day by purchasing a poppy
from the RSL and wear it as we pay our
respects to our servicemen and women.
Federal Member for Barker
School days celebrated
Congratulations to the staff, their help-
ers and supporters of Loxton Primary
School and the former Loxton Area School,
who organised an absolutely wonderful and
very professional 100 year celebration on
Friday and Saturday.
For past and present students it was an
opportunity to renew and make new friend-
ships, ponder on the past management of
students, marvel at the modern facilities
compared to ours as past students, enjoy
the fellowship, memories and anecdotes
-- some no doubt embellished with time
from those present.
Obviously, I probably won't be able to
attend the next major celebration in 25
years, but I do hope that the tradition will
continue for those who will.
Once again, well done.
Marian Woodberry (nee Heinrich)
Loxton Area School student 1952-58
Mantung milestone gratitude
Wow, It's hard to believe that after four
years of planning, our centenary celebra-
tions are now done and dusted.
I would like to commend all the members
of our committee for their dedication and
endless commitment to our cause.
Thankfully committees of the past have
left our hall in pretty good order and I think
it's a credit to our committee of the last six
or seven years to the improvements that
have been made.
We would like to think that our journey
doesn't end with the centenary celebrations.
Our centenary drive and walk proved to be
most popular. Please don't hesitate to visit
Mantung, as we are in the process of having
maps available at the hall for anybody at any
time to enjoy an enlightening walk or drive.
I am sure that all our committee members
would join with me in saying that for all
the hard work, meetings and busy bees, one
of the biggest rewards we all got from the
weekend was to see the look of happiness
on people's faces when catching up, talking,
reminiscing with people that they haven't
seen in years.
The amount of positive feedback not only
on the day and since has been quite hum-
bling. I would like to once again thank our
patrons, local businesses for their continued
support it is greatly appreciated.
To the people who helped from outside
our committee who have helped whenever
needed, and especially over the weekend,
thank you for your support.
Unfortunately, due to lack of numbers
Mantung Hall is one of the only ones to
survive so far.
It is so pleasing to have the support of
people from Maggea, Mercunda and Galga.
While it is sad that we can only have one
hall functioning in the district, I very much
respect the united support of the people
from surrounding communities. Hopefully,
saying this we can keep the Mantung Hall
alive and well into the distant future.
Peter Goers was a hit -- even taking a rock
home from Mantung for his garden. His ideas
and views on country SA are refreshing.
Once again, on behalf of Suzi and myself,
we would like to thank everyone from
fellow committee members, helpers and
especially all the visitors who travelled from
all over Australia to make our weekend the
success it was.
Mantung Hall Committee
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FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago,
Thursday, November 12, 1964
Over 400 parents and children of school leaving
age attended the Rotary Club's career night in the
Institute on Friday night.
A new distillery has been proposed for Loxton.
40 years ago
Wednesday, November 6, 1974
Thieves stole drugs and cash from Zander's
Pharmacy in East Terrace on Sunday night.
Mosquito control measures in Loxton will start
within the next two weeks.
30 years ago
Wednesday, November 7, 1984
Barley crops planted in the Northern Mallee
have generally coped well with the short season
experienced this year.
Recent donations made to the Loxton Oval
development appeal have taken the total over
20 years ago
Wednesday, November 9, 1994
Loxton CWA members celebrated 40 years of
comradeship of their branch recently.
The Loxton Hospital received a $440,000 federal
grant from the Department of Human Services and
Health, which will go towards the redevelopment
of its nursing home.
10 years ago
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
St Albert's Catholic School raised around
$10,000 at its annual Auction With A Difference on
A petition with almost 5000 signatures, calling
for the retention of hospital services in the Loxton
Waikerie Council area, will be presented to the
State Health Minister in Loxton this week.
FROM THE BIBLE...
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is
impossible, not with God, all things are possible
-- Mark 10:27 (NIV Bible)
the years go by...
by Peter and Carla Magarey
The Pata Store in 1965. One hundred years ago last Sunday, on November 2, 1914, a
receiving office for mail was opened at Pata. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
incoming mail came on the 5.41pm train to reach the Pata office by 6pm. Outgoing mail
for the Tailem Bend Post Office and GPO Adelaide, closed at the Pata office at 8.30am
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for dispatch from the Pata Railway Station by
9.40am. The office was raised to a parcel post and postal note office in July, 1915. The
name 'Pata' ('swamp gum trees') was changed to 'Muljarra' (perhaps 'dried up waterhole')
in 1918 before reverting back to 'Pata' in 1929. Telegram and trunkline facilities were
established in 1922 operating from Monday-Friday 9am-1pm and 2-6pm, and Saturdays
9am-1pm. A manual telegraph exchange opened in 1926. This was automated in 1962.
Receiving officers and postmasters over the years included: N. Johnson, (began 1914);
FA Henschke (1926); Rudy Schutz (1953); RC Beauchamp (1962) and postmistresses:
Jen Scholz (1965); Esther Jaeschke (1966) and SM Schopp (1969). The Pata Post Office
permanently closed in November, 1974.
-- John Scholz photo
Loxton Terrace Gallery
The Terrace Gallery is reviewing its activi-
ties as the year is coming to a close; and mem-
bers prepare for the annual general meeting to
be held at the Loxton Hotel on November 17,
at 7pm. Members invite the general public to
join them at this meeting, to continue to show
support for the gallery.
The committee sadly accepted the resigna-
tion of Charmaine Quinn and Peter Moller for
personal reasons during the year.
Sue Britton, a valued secretary, is not seek-
ing re-election. So members are appealing for
new faces to come to the meeting and hope-
fully be prepared to join the committee and
continue to grow art in Loxton.
The South Australian Living Arts event in
August was well supported by artists and busi-
nesses, and the public joining in the activities.
The support of art in the Loxton Show in
October was a joy to see.
Sadly, the invitation to continue to show the
winning entries in the gallery was down on
School support was great and the com-
mittee looks forward to their support in the
The committee sincerely appeal for new
interest in joining the committee and support
the exhibition programs people have come to
enjoy in the past, but will join in helping to
continue into another year of art in Loxton.
Thora Rohrlach, president
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