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Archive for: March, 2013

Easter opening for homestead

One of rural Australia’s finest examples of French Gothic Revival architecture, Narrapumelap homestead at Wickliffe, built in 1873, will open to the public between 10.30am and 5.30pm this Easter Sunday and Monday. Get the full story in the March 28, 2013 edition of The Weekly Advertiser. NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Spotlight on navy in Anzac Day services

RAN: The white ensign of the Royal Australian Navy.

Horsham RSL sub branch will fly the white ensign Australian flag of the Royal Australian Navy on Anzac Day this year. The branch received permission to officially fly the flag in the year of the 100th anniversary of the first RAN fleet arriving in Sydney Harbour. Commodore Michael Houghton, RAN’s director-general of major surface ships […]

Grace in top group for national prize

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Horsham St Brigid’s College student Grace Ostapiw has finished runner-up in the Victorian section of a national Simpson History Prize. The year-11 student was one of about 1000 teenagers across Australia who entered the competition with essays and audio-visual presentations involving the story of ANZAC. The competition asked students to ‘investigate what primary sources revealed […]

Ararat by-election

Murray Woods

Ararat Rural City Council will have a by-election later this year to replace Cr Murray Woods. Mayor Cr Ian Wilson confirmed that Cr Woods, who has been on the council since December 2008, had resigned due to ill health. “While it is very unfortunate that Cr Woods is unable to continue his role as councillor, […]

Big night

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Horsham College 2013 debutants, from left, Maddy Kerrison, Makayla Secombe and Kate Elphinstone soak up the occasion in Wimmera Events Centre’s Moore Pavilion. More than 1000 people attended for the ball. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Easter feast of art in Grampians

DIVERSE ART: Ararat photographer and printmaker Pauline Latta displays some of her creations. Picture: GEOFF PENNA

The Grampians will again offer art-lovers an Easter weekend feast with preparations in place for an annual Grampians Art Trail. The art trail, centred on Halls Gap but also including Ararat, Stawell, Wartook, Landsborough, Great Western and Callawadda, again features several highly acclaimed artists exhibiting and showcasing how they produce their work. Galleries and exhibition […]

Team wins science award

A Horsham pathology team working at Grains Innovation Park in Horsham has won a major science award for its work on ways to manage stubble-born diseases and rusts. The Cereal Crop Pathology team, including Dr Grant Hollaway, Dr Mark McLean, Frank Henry and Graham Exell, won the $5000 Daniel McAlpine DPI Science Excellence Award. Get […]

Wattle walk success

Rural Northwest Health is considering more fund-raising walks after a 62-kilometre Walk for Wattle from Hopetoun to Warracknabeal last weekend raised more than $3000. The money will go towards a pergola and men’s shed in the backyard of the health service’s award-winning Wattle unit which cares for people living with dementia. Get the full story […]

Making their debut

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Debutant balls were in full swing across the Wimmera last weekend. A Horsham College ball feature 40 debutants and their partners and attracted about 1000 people to Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong. Debs and partners are pictured front left, back, William Murray, Makayla Secombe, Keeley Purdue, Keely Lawson, Jessie Wood, Arianna Vettos, Sophie Schirmer, Emma […]

Bumper program planned for Grampians Grape Escape

Pre-event ticket sales for this year’s Grampians Grape Escape are well up on last year and a record number of exhibitors is locked in, according to festival organisers. This May’s two-day food and wine festival in Halls Gap will be headlined by MasterChef Australia’s Poh Ling Yeow, who will conduct twice-daily cooking demonstrations. There will […]

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