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Lest we forget
Lest we forget the inscription says.
So we'll remember all of our days.
Those gallant young men so full of pride,
patriots all, for their country they died.
For them no future -- that they gave to us.
With never a murmur and without any fuss.
So all the ANZACS who fought hard and
long, we won't forget the 'Last Post' song.
Protect Riverland producers
The Abbott Government is holding up vital
country of origin food labelling laws,
which would protect Riverland growers.
There was no justifiable reason for the
Government to push back cabinet discussion
of the issue until August, meaning new labels
will not be on supermarket shelves before the
end of the year.
This is a delay tactic by the Government.
The Australian Greens have a bill in the par-
liament right now -- one previously co-spon-
sored by Federal Agriculture Minister
Farmers and food manufacturers are under
serious pressure. How much longer should
Riverland producers have to wait?
Under the Greens legislation current-
ly before the Federal Parliament, common
terms like "product of" or "grown in" will
be clearly defined and confusing terms like
"made from local and imported ingredients"
will be prohibited. We all want to support our
farmers and workers by buying local prod-
ucts, but our current country of origin label-
ling is too confusing. Our bill is the result of
years of consultation with the industry.
The Abbott Government mustn't be scared
off by international food and beverage com-
panies -- they need to act as soon as possible
to protect our local producers.
Senator Penny Wright
Australian Greens Senator for SA
Anzac Day for the troops
On April 25, Australians will commemo-
rate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli
landings during the First World War and hon-
our the sacrifices of those service personnel
who helped forge our national identity.
This Anzac Day, Australians are also being
asked to give thought to current serving per-
sonnel and recently returned veterans who
have served on operational service overseas.
It is equally important to commemorate
the acts and deeds of those present at the
Gallipoli landings, as it is the ongoing work
of the men and women who continue to serve
and represent our nation abroad today.
It is important to honour and support the
current generation of Australian Defence
Force (ADF) members and veterans who
have served on our behalf in what are often
complex, challenging and extremely danger-
As of March 30, 2015, there are currently
more than 2700 ADF personnel deployed
overseas on operations, including on support
missions in Pacific Island nations, under-
taking peacekeeping duties in Egypt and
Lebanon and assisting the Iraqi people as
they respond to the threat of Daesh.
South Australia is home to approximately
5500 permanent and 1800 reserve defence
In recognition and gratitude for the ser-
vice of our current personnel, I encourage
residents of Barker to consider donating to
ex-service organisations such as the RSL,
Legacy and Soldier On. These excellent
organisations provide phenomenal support
to our ADF personnel, past and present, and
Donations can be made to Legacy (leg-
acy.com.au) or Soldier On (soldieron.
org.au) in support of those personnel
who have been wounded on operations
and those family members who are suf-
fering financially and socially from the
death of a loved one. Messages of support
can also be emailed to serving personnel
Defence and Australia Post will continue to
run the free care package service this Anzac
Day for those who would like to send some-
thing to our personnel currently deployed
The Australian Forces Post Office box
address will be open until April 13: An
Australian Defence Member, AFPO 60,
Australian Defence Force, NSW 2890.
Alternatively, those who wish to send a
care package but are short on time may like
to consider donating money to the RSL's
Australian Forces Overseas Fund.
The RSL provides care packages to
Australian troops as well as Australian
Federal Police personnel biannually and your
support would contribute to this valuable
Tony Pasin MP
Federal Member for Barker
FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago
Thursday, April 8, 1965
With visits to Loxton and Waikerie on Friday, April
2, the Govenor of South Australia Sir Edric Bastyan
completed his tour of the Upper Murray areas and
returned to Government House.
A thousand marching girls, representing 89 teams,
were a colourful spectacle on the Loxton oval last
weekend as they vied for the championship awards
in the state's biggest competition.
40 years ago
Wednesday, April 10, 1975
A big increase in prize money has been made for
this year's Loxton Garden Club competition in an
effort to stimulate more interest and entries.
A Moorook team has won the Riverland Women's
Bowling Association's champion of champions fours
titles since the event was introduced in 1959.
30 years ago
Wednesday, April 11, 1985
A trade fair at Loxton on Saturday, organised by
the Rotary Club, was a success with over 3000
A proposed withdrawal of services by Loxton
doctors on Monday did not eventuate due to the
Australian Medical Association reaching a compro-
mise with the Federal Minister of Health, Dr Blewett.
20 years ago
Wednesday, April 6, 1995
The Kingston Estate Winery has gained major
overseas recognition for the quality of its chardon-
nay, shiraz and merlot wines.
Red Poll cattle breeders from around the world are
in Loxton this week to discuss ways to improve the
humble beef steak.
10 years ago
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Loxton's skate park will not be ready for another
18 months following a rejected funding application.
The Loxton Waikerie Council could purchase the
Bookpurnong Terrace police station and share it
with South Australian Police under a radical plan
proposed by an elected member.
FROM THE BIBLE...
And the Peace of God, which transcends all un-
derstanding, will guard your hearts and your minds
in Christ Jesus.
-- Philippians 4:7 (NIV Bible)
I READ with interest the 'From Our Files'
from last week's Loxton News. It only took
200 years to complete the Loxton football
complex (1775)? I wonder if Captain Cook
helped out with the early stages of the
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by Peter and
HA Rothe, drilling for water in
the Mallee, circa 1910. In the dry
Northern Mallee, water was precious.
A supply of usable water under-girded
settlement of the region and opened
the way to its future, but this supply
was not available as surface water.
In the 1890s, would-be settlers dug
wells in search of water. These were
expensive -- it took two men many
months of uncertain labour to dig and
shore up a well about 130-180ft (40-
55m) deep, often only to find salty or
at times, putrid water unfit for man
or his animals. As the 20th Century
dawned, the drillers of bores replaced
the diggers of wells in search of the
needed water. Contractors like the
Rothe's moved across the Mallee
generally finding a supply of good
water for the landholders south of
Alawoona, but often salty water
to the north. In 1912-13, the State
Government put down many bores
along the planned railway routes.
These supplied water for the steam
engines that opened the transport
system that opened the Mallee to
closer settlement. A good water
supply was the key.
-- Loxton Historical Collection photo
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Solution to No. 639
8. Board game
10. Retail outlet
11. Ant's home
12. Plant parts
13. British title
20. Slovenly person
23. Edges forward
25. Sleeveless coat
32. Auctioneer's word
1. Japanese warrior
2. Slacken (4,3)
3. Most loyal
4. Flair; dash
5. Foolproof (4-4)
6. Female TV compere
7. Flower part
18. Title for a monk
21. Siren of the Rhine
22. Thickset canine
24. Wood smoother
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The Loxton Gum Tree
The Loxton Gum Tree, which provides
social and recreational activities for
residents with an intellectual disability,
is holding its annual general meeting
next Monday, April 13, at 7.30pm at the
Loxton Uniting Church Hall.
The Gum Tree would like to hear from
anyone interested in helping with the
indoor cricket matches.
They are run May to September on
Thursday evenings in the recreation
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from Lill and Aub Mattner on 8584 7061.
Community and sporting club, group and
organisation submissions for inclusion in
The Loxton News are to be 200 words or less.
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