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Thursday, June 4, 2009


Page 1

Two Day Vice-Regal Visit

Photo - The Governor-General Quentin Bryce taking a good look at the opals in Mayor Steve Baines’ mayoral robe on arrival at the Civic Reception. Also in picture the Governor-General’s husband Michael Bryce

Prominent Hill Mine Officially Opened 

Photo - Local State MP Lyn Breuer and The Hon Mike Rann MP, Premier of South Australia at the opening.

Frank’s Passion  

Photo - A full colour photo of a deep-sky nebula, taken by Frank Bencze, opal miner and Deep-Sky Astro-Photography enthusiast

Page 2

Watoto Children’s Choir Returning to Coober Pedy  

Photo - The Watoto Children’s Choir in Coober Pedy in 2007

Drought aid extended locally

Page 3

Frank Bencze, Deep Sky Astro-photographer  

Photos - Frank Bencze and his telescope, camera and viewing compound

Page 4

Visit by Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC

Photos - Umoona Aged Care Aboriginal Corporation: Eileen Unkari Crombie - Senior Elder; Ian Crombie – Governing Committee Chair; Eddie King – Senior Elder, performed a short traditional dance (Inma); Ivy Makinti Stewart – Senior Elder, Governing Committee Director, resident; Sonia Mazzone – Executive Officer; Angelina Wonga – Senior Elder, resident. Civic Reception: Khuram Saleem, Ken Male, Casey Frew, Mark Hill, Phil Van Poorten, Tony Wong, Mayor Steve Baines, Steve Staines, Mabel Lochowiak.

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Visit by Governor-General Quentin Bryce AC

Photos - Coober Pedy Area School Salute from Aid de Camp on alighting from vehicle; In the staff room; Sophie Reynolds and Anna Tsakiridis – Senior School Ambassadors; Deanna Holdrich - School Council Chair; Kym Taylor – Junior School Assistant Principal; Bob Pryce – Senior School Assistant Principal; Sue Lewis – Principal; The Governor-General reading to the students in Mrs Adele Kenny’s class, from the book that the students wrote, ‘The Little Thorny Devil’; CPAS Aboriginal Language Choir; The Governor General telling the Junior School Ambassadors Isabella Harald and Jiordan Staines the names of the flowers in the posy they presented her.

  Page 6 

Out and About  Photos - New Faces at the Child Parent Centre (Photos courtesy of CPAS): Anthony Tindal, Chloe Lewis, Jakob Lalic, Lesha Sailor, Terelle McKenzie, Heath McDonald, Christopher Tsakiridis, Joshua Bamford, Tonola Treloar, Leeyannah Hoani, Jed Peggie, Vivian Chan. At the Governor-General’s Civic Reception – Robert Coro, Ross Sawers, Mark Bell, Yannis Athanasiadis. Prominent Hill Opening Day: Leah Brown, Travel Coordinator, books all the flights in and out of Prominent Hill; Directors of AMY – Antikarinya Matu- Yankunytjatjara Native Title group – David Brown, Michael Brown, Ian Crombie; Coober Pedy Catacomb Church Reverend Peter Palmer prayed in the name of Jesus Christ for blessing on all who work at the Prominent Hill Mine; PIRSA Coober Pedy’s John Dale in front of the stockpile of steel balls used in the ball mill.

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Out and About  Photos - Aboriginal Power Cup training session at CPAS – Pearl Austin, Gary Orvad, Sandra Warren, Deahna Riessen, Tristam Wildy, Laura Larkins, Rochelle Crombie, Georgia Brown, Anna Tsakiridis, Russell Ebert, Gavin Wanganeen, Julie Chamberlain, Megan Gum, Richard Naylon, Corey Edwards, Layne Borrett, Kyle Larkins, Ethyn Nicholls, Dimos Tsakiridis, Martin Naylon, Jordan Riessen. ALRM Chairman Mr Frank Lampard, OAM, delivering his speech prior to officially opening the Coober Pedy ALRM office in Hutchison Street on 12 May. Classic Motor Sport Car ... Under the bonnet of a 1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost– original engine. Saints supporters Veronica Hammermeister, Jayde Frew, April Grava, Sophie Reynolds, Shannon Lane. Whipsnake killed in Coober Pedy At the night footy match – Stacey Mibus, Holly Wells, Richelle Borrett, Corey Edwards, Jordan Riessen, Dimos Tsakiridis, and members of the visiting Teen Challenge team.

Page 8

1923 Rolls Royce still going strong

  Page 11

Rain, rain and more rain - Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club News

Men’s Health Week 09 - June 15th to 21st   Photo - Gerhard Steiniger, Drug & Alcohol Worker, Coober Pedy Community Health

Page 12 

Saints first win

Andamooka match photos by April, Jayde, Shannon and Veronica: Marty Grava about to dish out a handball in the direction of Ben Buller and Damien Kenny. New Saints player Kendall Plant flying high, and Timmy Walker. Jack Burns and an Andamooka player in a ‘three-legged race’ as the ball goes flying past.

Against Hornridge at home, Zed McKenzie with the ball, Kyle Larkins, Shayne Nelson. Mark Bell.

Against Olympic Dam...  ..............................................................

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