28 September, 2018


Acapella is singing without accompaniment.
And that is just what the D’Sharps do!
They meet for practice every Monday at 3.45pm in the Neighbourhood Centre.
They sing all types of songs from Ballads to country to jazz with even a bit of rock thrown in.
So if you love to sing you would be very welcome to join the group.
Singing is very therapeutic and makes you feel happy.
Shelley is their musical director and she knows her stuff!
The D’Sharps take bookings and will sing for your group, meeting, event?
For free!

Dunolly Nik Naks & Gallery GRAND OPENING Oct 5th 3pm-5pm

Dunolly Field & Game FREE Come & Try Day Oct 7th 12pm-4pm

Tarnagulla Revisited 20th & 21st Oct

Many of the residents, former residents and descendants and friends of those who lived or passed through Waanyarra and who have attended the Waanyarra
Reunions through the years, also maintain a keen interest in Tarnagulla.
This year the Tarnagulla Out ‘n About weekend has changed its name, date and venue and this year will be known as Tarnagulla Revisited and be held at the
Recreation Reserve Saturday 20th October 2018 and at the Victoria Hall on Sunday 21st October 2018.
There will still be a History display in the Pavilion at the Recreation Reserve on a reduced scale, but still overseen by David Gordon, as well as entertainment and food stalls and Garage Sales.
A highlight will be a Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba held at 2.00pm on Sunday 21st October 2018 at Victoria Hall, together with an Exhibition of Rare Memorabilia.
Anyone who has attended one of Rachel Buckley’s productions will know just how professional and great these are and early booking is advised. Her productions are usually sold out by the day.
Despite the plaque erected at the Victoria Hall by the former Shire, indicating that Dame Nellie Melba had performed at the Victoria Hall, this is in fact quite
erroneous. One of my great aunts, a Comrie, was in the same class as Nellie at PLC in the 1880s and it was never mentioned by the Comrie family and there is no mention in the Tarnagulla & Llanelly Courier. Likewise Lola Montez, courtesan and entertainer, who, amongst other exploits, entertained miners on the Victorian goldfields with her famed ”Spider Dance” is also noted on the
plaque as having performed in the Victoria Hall, but she had left Australia in 1856 and was actually dead before the Victoria Hall was built.
Another event of interest will be the Tarnagulla & District Golf Club “Three Club Monty” on Sunday 14th October 2018. Mary McNamee has revitalised the Golf Club and it has hosted several enjoyable days in the past.
You are encouraged to support these events.
For further information call me on: P: (03) 9686 6737 M:
0413 612 623 or E: waanyarra1@gmail.com.
Also the websites:
Waanyarra Website: www.waanyarra.com
Tarnagulla Website: www.Tarnagulla.com
George Swinburne
Convenor, Waanyarra Reunion


The Goldfields Sustainability Group is planning to hold a Fermenting Foods Workshop at the Arts Hub ,Thompson St on Saturday 27th October, starting at 2pm until 4pm.
Fermentation is one of the oldest methods of preserving food, adding flavour and making food more digestible.
Fermented foods, especially when home-made, have been shown to improve your gut health by stimulating the growth of good bacteria.
In this workshop you will be making Sauerkraut to take home but also learn about other fermented foods including, Kombucha, Kefir and Kimchi.
They will need to know numbers attending this workshop so they can make sure they have enough ingredients to make the Sauerkraut.
The cost will be $3 per person.
Please ring Margaret on 0419 508 787 or the Centre to book your place.
Oh, and bring a plate to share for afternoon tea!


Town Wide Garage Sale is on Saturday 13th October.
There are garage sales all around town. To get your kit and be included on the map, please go to the Neighbourhood House and pay your $10 fee.
There are balloons to put on your bin and signs to put up in the kit and some tips for the day.
The Rummage Sale at the Arts Hub is for donated goods; you donate us your bits & pieces and we sell them to fund workshops & equipment. Last year we made enough to put up some ceiling fans.
Please donate clean working items, no electrical items, beds, mattresses or clothes.
You can drop items off on the 11th &12th October or give me a ring
on 0418 875 453 and I will come pick items up with my ute.
The Boot Sale is a spot outside in the grounds; fee $10 per site. Be there by 7am to set up and sell whatever you want.
There will be the CFA BBQ Trailer on site to feed the hungry & sell refreshments.
We have the Little Green Wagon coming. The Little Green Wagon is an innovative solution delivering exciting and relevant educational activities to rural and regional schools and communities across the Grampians Central West region. It includes resources that support the delivery of sustainability education
across all areas of Victoria. It is a Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group initiative.
Maps will be at the Hub at strategic spots around town and, as always, they will be free.

Blokes Night Out Oct 12th 6.30pm

You are invited to a “Blokes Night Out” on Friday 12th October at the Dunolly Uniting Church commencing at 6.30pm with a barbeque.
This will be followed by guest speaker Geoff Curnow, who will show slides and speak about his recent trip to America.
This is a Dunolly Uniting Church initiative to enable local blokes to get together informally over a barbecue and enjoy the informative and topical guest speaker.
This is an open night, so if you have a friend or know someone who would like to come, do not hesitate to invite them.
For catering purposes please reply by Tuesday 16th October to Jim McKenzie 5468 7246 or the Op Shop.

Volunteers are needed to assist at The Welcome Record.

The paper would like to have an extensive roster of people who are willing to give a few hours on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
The positions are for proof-readers, printing and paper delivery.
At the moment, our pool of volunteers is quite small. This does not allow for flexibility to cover unexpected illness, family emergencies or for staff to take time off.
Your contribution will be most welcome and appreciated.
The Welcome Record Team Call us on 5468 1054
Tuesday and Wednesday only, or email


Dunolly Annual Art Show Nov 3rd & 4th 2018


The Dunolly Historic Precinct Committee has been successful in obtaining a defibrillator for the Town Hall. 
The Committee is inviting community members who are interested in learning how to use the machine or wish to refresh their knowledge, to the training session which will take place on Tuesday 2nd October in the Town Hall at 6pm. 
Please contact the secretary on 0438 168 634 if you have any enquiries.
Marion Da Costa

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Bystander Intervention Workshop
Dr Ree Bodde facilitates the Workshop offering strategies to prevent sexual violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 
Time 10am to 3pm Saturday 13th October
in The foyer at Christ the King, Maryborough.
For more information and registration phone Esther Waters 0407952572

23 September, 2018

FREE Johnny Cash tribute show. November 24 at 2pm.

  • Johnny Cash Tribute Show by The Groove Dudes
  • Dunolly Golf Club, Short St, Dunolly.
  • Saturday November 24 2018
  • 2pm - 6pm
  • FREE

19 September, 2018


Saturday 22nd September Sense of Place Workshops - 1.30pm - 3.30pm at The Ministry of Fun

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd Goldfields Rally - Old Dunolly Racecourse

Sunday 23rd Bart Stenhouse Group - 2pm Dunolly Golf Club

Monday 24th Garden Club Meet at Neighbourhood Centre 1.15pm

Tuesday 25th Start of Seniors Festival

Tuesday 25th CGSC School Holiday program

Wednesday 26th September Sense of Place Workshop at The Ministry of Fun 10.00am - 12.30pm

Sunday 30th Dunolly and District Field and Game Club
Archery - 75 targets - 11am start

Wednesday 3rd October, Sense of Place Workshop at The Ministry of Fun 10.00am -12.30pm.

18 September, 2018

Central Goldfields Ratepayers & Residents Assn Inc

Today we secured our venue for our Dunolly Public Meeting will be at the SES Hall at 51 Broadway on November 13 at 6pm. 
Along with Tuesday Octorber 2 at the ANA hall in Talbot. at 6 pm. .
These are our next two meetings. Looking forward to catching up. Moving forward together.

13 September, 2018

A Celebration of Dame Nellie Melba 21st Oct 2018

Rail Revival Alliance DERM Trip 13th Oct 2018


Newport 07:24

North Shore 08:19

Lal Lal arr 09:43
dep 09:47

Ballarat arr 10:10
dep 10:25

Maryborough 11:33

Dunolly arr 11:58

dep 12:46

Maryborough 13:06

Ballarat 14:15

North Shore 15:52

Newport 16:54

I can start taking bookings based on this timetable. It may vary slightly depending on train paths. Please email admin@railrevival.org

Full trip $120
Half trip $80
Individual sections $30

Please direct credit you fare to the Rail Revival Alliance bank account: Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000 Ac No. 152105078. Please put your name on the deposit. Then email me at the above address so I can keep track of payments.