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Outback Community Newspaper Est 1982 Thursday 16 August 2012

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Jockey Amy Kerley, winning horse Tica, Strapper and Co-owners Donald Dodd, Dion Khan with daughter Lacey Khan (holding the Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup), Greg Cooper with Robert Coro of the Opal Inn Group (Not present is co-owner Robert Khan) Popular Marree horse Tica has taken out his 3rd Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup in succession at the 2012 Coober Pedy Oz Minerals Races, but owners announce his imminent retirement. Coming in first, Tica was about 8 lengths in front of his competition. In accepting the winning trophy, co-owner Dion Khan said, “Tica has been a wonderful horse but he's turning 12 next year, so after the Innamincka Races this year he’ll be retiring from racing”. Tica has won 14 straight races around the regional circuit in his current racing career and brags a great collection of trophies and sashes, not to mention memories. Some of the trophies include the William Creek Cup, Oodnadatta Cup, Marree Cup, Innamincka Cup and many others.

11 year old Tica thunders past the post 8 length in front to win the 2012 Opal Inn Cup

Tica will be missed by the race-going public. “The crowd gave him a heartfelt clap when he won at Coober Pedy on Saturday and Tica seemed to understand that the crowd was cheering his effort”, said Dion.

Marree’s 9K9 Syndicate has a number of horses which they will race in coming events from 2013. “Our K9 Syndicate won the 40th Anniversary Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup in 2009 with Kingston Sea, another great horse”, said Dion. The 2012 race meeting at Coober Pedy was extremely busy over the two days.with 70 competitors over the weekend (not including the novelty events) considerably more than some recent years. The motor cycle events had strong entries and strong competition. The Saints football club volunteers provided the food again this year with all time favourite dishes, such as oyster dishes, fish and chips as well as the usual steak sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, plenty of fruit and soft drinks. The tiny tackers thoroughly enjoyed their own “wooden horse races” , the egg and spoon races, and many other events during the weekend. Results on page 12


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Coober Pedy Regional Times

Thursday 16 August 2012


Coober Pedy -

Coober Pedy’s race weekend a hit with local youth

an underground ‘city’, built on the back of opal mining  Experience life in the outback town of Coober Pedy, famous for its fabulous opals and bizarre underground homes. For generations, miners have dug into the white and orange rock to extract the valuable, sparkling stone. The tunnels and chambers they dug were cool and dark, perfect to escape from the desert sun.  Coober Pedy ‘evolved’ as the result of a massive post war Opal Rush where hardy pioneers developed a make or break gem industry in the scorching desert terrain.  See the extravagantly built underground Serbian Church, with it’s magnificent stained glass windows and carvings  Stay overnight in an underground dwelling and experience underground life as the locals know it! Local youngsters competing in the motor bike events on the weekend There were lots of trophies and ribbons being handed out Many will already be looking forward to next year’s races and locally at this year’s Coober Pedy and Oz Mineral Races. It practicing their skills in the hope of doing better or maintaining seems motor bikes as a local sport is on increase. their high standard. The competitors had many supporters in tow, making the day Look on page 12 for the result and enjoy some of the photos. yet another fun social event in the annual calendar. Well try and put more in next time.

The magnificent and colourful Breakaways merge from the underground seabed

Visit the opal fields to see one of the world’s strangest views. Join tours of local mines to see how they work. Get the chance to noodle” (fossick) for your own opal treasure or you can find opals in many outlets.

There are some amazing natural landscapes outside the town (some of them used as locations in films like Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Red Planet) including

The Painted Desert, the colourful Breakaways and the Moon Plain.

Go Star Gazing on the Moon Plain; it’s an eerie place and the stars are brilliant.

Join the Mail Run out of Coober Pedy to deliver the mail! Drive to Anna Creek, the world’s largest cattle station (it’s the size of Belgium), to see the dog fence (the world’s largest man-made structure) and follow part of the Old Ghan Railway line. Meet the people of the outback, hear their stories and don’t forget to drop off their mail!

Take a once in a lifetime flight over the spectacular Lake Eyre.


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Thursday 16 August 2012

New Minister Arrives for Catacomb Church Geoff Piggott and his wife Tracey started their ministry at the Catacomb Church on Sunday 29th July. The following night the Induction service made it official with people traveling from Mt Isa and Alice Springs, Gladstone, Adelaide, Roxby Downs and Sydney. Although Coober Pedy is very different from Laurieton near Port Macquarie in NSW where they spent the last 16 years they both grew up in towns of 3,000 people. Geoff was raised on the mid North coast of NSW and Tracey in the North West of NSW. Interestingly Peter Palmer, the previous Catacomb minister was from Port Macquarie and Kerry Medway from the 70s has been leading a church there for the last 10 years. Geoff and Tracey love being part of a church family and have been impressed with the warmth and openness of their welcome. “We feel privileged to be here serving alongside such a warm and friendly group of people and in a town with such a reputation for being a strong community, “ Geoff commented.

L to R: Mark Short- Bush Church Aid National Director; Mary LewisRoxby Downs; Geoff and Tracey Piggott; Bishop John Stead; Vivien Bleby spelling (BCA Regional Officer, lived at Catacomb Church house in ‘80s); Peter Palmer- previous minister, now full time FIFO Chaplain .

“ We do believe life has meaning and is eternal and are keen to share with anyone interested to know how we can be sure of heaven. It seems there’s so many Australians who believe or want to believe in heaven but they are not sure how to be confident of going there. So, as well as They are all keen to visit as when we having great fun going 4Wheel driving travelled around Australia for 16 weeks in and watching the footy and going to the a van in 2002 they loved the experience Drive In we are keen to talk to interested and we missed going up the centre. people about the big questions of life.” “Leaving our young adult children behind was probably the most difficult part of moving to Coober Pedy,” said Tracey. “However they are all settled into study or work and that made it much easier.

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Coober Pedy Village Many readers will be aware that Coober Pedy has a "Community within a Community". The Coober Pedy Village is a purpose built camp for staff of Exact Mining Services working at IMX Resources' Cairn Hill mine site.

buggers! All the while, the chefs are working a 12 hour shift to ensure there is a good nutritious meals for the evening, a variety of cooked and cooled meats and salads for lunches, and breakfasts are sorted. Our groundsman is all the while working away fixing this or that. I on the other hand, sit in the sun doing my nails (it's a dirty job but someone has to do it!)

Outback Parks and Lodges (OPL) who I work for, administer the Village. They also have camps in Western Australia similar to the village here in Coober Pedy.

Resident numbers vary according to production schedules at site. The miners who wish to live within the Coober Pedy township are offered a financial incentive by IMX and some workers have moved to Coober Pedy with their families already. Life in the village is sometimes a bit hum-drum and at other times highly entertaining. The day starts at about 4 a.m. with sleepy eyed men and women arriving in the dining room. Breakfast and dinner are smorgasbords and we all help ourselves. Lunch stuff (crib food) is available and everyone has differing ideas on what's best to take to work (peanut butter and jam on bread is not my idea of a fun lunch).

To assist in the consultation process, a discussion paper has been prepared. It can be read at The Panel is first seeking written comments from the South Australian community, and particularly from Aboriginal people. Note that written submissions must be received by 15 September 2012. Consultation meetings will then be held across city, regional and remote South Australia to seek further feedback. The Panel will then report back to the Government by 30 October 2012. Details of how to make submissions and consultation dates and venues are available at:

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Advisory Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal Peoples: Professor Peter Buckskin PSM FACE Khatija Thomas, Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement Shirley Peisley AM Aboriginal Elder The Hon John von Doussa AO QC The Hon Robyn Layton AO QC

Well done!

Then it's on the bus and off to work. We have our own 48 seater coach, which seems to also double as a mobile sleeping people mover. Those who've completed night shift arrive on the bus and make their way to breakfast, showers and then beds. Best not to make eye contact with the arriving night shift people. Some are not very friendly after a 12 hour shift through the night. After the night shift people are fed, cleaned and sleeping is when the housekeepers kick into action. There are rooms to clean, laundry to wash and fold (that's approximately 250 items), paths to sweep, washing machines to scrub (every day), recycling to sort, rubbish bins to washout etc. etc. I tell you, if there's no rest for the wicked, those housekeepers must have been bad

OPL love getting involved in our communities and are willing to support community fundraisers and events. We'd like to sponsor regular events, so I'll know how well this article has been read by the response I get from organisers. Feel free to email me on [email protected] The purpose of this (and hopefully future regular articles) is to share a little of our ups and downs as a community within a community. Too often we hear negative remarks about miners coming to work in small communities. I can assure you, that the members of the Coober Pedy Village will continue to do our upmost to have a positive impact on this town. So, for now, WATCH THIS SPACE!

“They are knowledgeable in areas such as community affairs at a regional level, primary production, biodiversity, conservation, water resources, soil conservation, and South Australia is covered by eight land management, and business or regional NRM boards, each of which local government administration. has up to nine community members. “They have urban or regional planning skills, Aboriginal heritage The NRM boards have a strategic role or a traditional interest in the land in providing regional leadership in, and water, a knowledge of natural and connecting local communities to, and social science or experience in the sustainable use and effective the management of coasts, integrated management of natural estuaries, marine areas and fisheries resources at a regional level. and aquaculture.

Consultation is being undertaken by an Advisory Panel established by the State Government to advise on options for amending the constitution.

To the organisers of the Coober Pedy Oz Minerals Races for a magnifient race day. It was noteable how entertained the broad age groups of kids were, not to mention the amount of horses and motorbikes there were present..

Miners at the Coober Pedy Village changing shifts at the bus

This year we have supported the Australia Day Event at the Old Timers Mine and donated lots towards the Police Golf Tournament. The proceeds of our recycling efforts are put aside to donate to local organisations.

Natural resource management boards across the state are looking for new community board members.

The South Australian Government has made a commitment to give formal recognition to Aboriginal peoples as the First People of this state by asking the Parliament to amend the state’s constitution.


5.45 (a.m/p.m) rolls around pretty quick, the bus chugs in and we do it all again.

Call for NRM board members


For further information contact: Email: [email protected] Freephone: 1800 127 001

We have a 9.30pm curfew which ensures everyone gets a good sleep. It's a nice life.

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Executive Director of Regional Services John Schutz said board positions were best suited to people with close ties to their local community, leadership skills and a drive to improve natural resources management in their area.

“If you have skills in any of these areas and you’d like to help make a difference in your community, then we would love to hear from you.”

Appointments commence in April 2013 and may be for terms of up to 3 years. For more information on board membership or to obtain an “Our board members have skills, application form, visit knowledge and practical experience w w w. e n v i r o n m e n t . s a . g o v. a u / in a wide range of areas,” John said. vacancies

Natural Resources Management Boards Applicants Sought Are you well connected in your community, have strong leadership skills and a drive to improve natural resource management in your region? Across South Australia, eight regional NRM boards established under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 have up to nine community members, including a Presiding Member, and they are responsible for taking an active role in natural resource management, preparing and implementing a natural resources management plan for their region and connecting regional communities to decision making in relation to the management of our natural resources. For further information on board membership or to obtain an application form please visit the following website: Alternatively, you may contact Mica Balela on telephone (08) 8463 6860 or by email at [email protected] Applications close on Friday 7 September 2012


Coober Pedy Village currently has 101 accommodation rooms, a large laundry for the residents, a recreation room including gym facilities, barbeque area and a dining room where delicious meals are served for breakfast and dinner. The meals really are great and I have the body to prove it! We also have two fulltime chefs, kitchen staff, housekeepers, a groundsman and a village manager (that's me - the old sheila!) The majority of our support staff within the village reside locally.

By Wendy Linton – Village Manager

William Creek Bronco Branding & Campdraft Saturday 18 August 2012

for enquiries Phone: William Creek Hotel 86707 880 Coober Pedy Regional Times

Thursday 16 August 2012

IMX and State Government execs get "down and dirty" in Coober Pedy! The day after the 2012 Far North Economic Development Forum, visiting guests accepted an invitation from local opal miner Bob Blesing to see an opal mining operation first hand.

Just outside of Coober Pedy, IMX’s Cairn Hill iron ore-copper mine is now producing 1.8 Million tonnes per annum of a premium quality, magnetitecopper direct shipping ore.

Amongst the privileged group who went underground were IMX Resources Board members and senior staff from IMX’s Perth and Adelaide offices. They had travelled to Coober Pedy especially to attend the Forum. Whilst in town they also took the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of opal and how it is mined.

The Cairn Hill mine employs about 200 people through the supply chain of the operation from mine to port.

"We were honoured to accept Bob’s invitation to visit his mining operation,” said IMX Resources Chairman, John Nitschke. "We recognise that opal mining is the heartbeat of Coober Pedy, it was an important part of our visit," he said. Bob Blesing has been opal mining for 35 years and is currently considering building a new tunnelling machine to expand his operation. “It’s good to see the larger miners taking an interest in what we are doing here,” he said. “We are all part of the same industry and the principles of our operations are ultimately the same. We mine a product as cheaply and safely as we can and we sell it for the best price we can get for it,” said Bob.

From left: Eric Hassard (Commercial and Finance Manager, Adelaide), Bianca Manzi (General Manager Exploration, Perth), Steve Staines (External Relations and Land Access Manager, Coober Pedy), Bob Blesing (Executive Director, Blesing Developments, Coober Pedy), John Nitschke (Chairman, Perth), Joe Mastrangelo (RESIC, Adelaide), Simon Parsons (General Manager – Cairn Hill, Adelaide), Sue Czerniak (RESIC, Adelaide), Caroline Rainsford (Company Secretary, Perth)

Joe Mastrangelo and Sue Czerniak from the Resources and Energy Sector Infrastructure Council, both speakers at the FNED Forum, also decided to seize the opportunity to learn more about the industry that has been an important part of South Australia’s economy and culture for almost a century.

IMX generously provides annual sponsorship to the Coober Pedy Opal Exploration Program and the Gem Trade Show. "We understand that Coober Pedy wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for opal mining and that's why IMX is proud to support the industry through the Coober Pedy Miners' Association,” said John. Coober Pedy is still the "Opal Capital of the World" and is recognised internationally to be one of the most unique places in Australia. While Coober Pedy continues to produce fine quality opal, other mining operations now exist around the town.

On their way “down to get dirty” - the group enter the extensive opal mine diggings

Bob was a great entertainer, host and ambassador for the opal mining industry

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PROMINENT HILL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY DAY OZ Minerals Prominent Hill mine site is hosting a Family and Community Day on Saturday 6 October 2012. We are inviting members of the Coober Pedy community the opportunity to register their expression of interest to attend this day. Numbers are limited and seats will be allocated on a strict first come, first served basis.


A bus will transport people from Coober Pedy early in the morning (leaving at 6am) and return in the late afternoon. Activities on site will include a tour of the pit, the processing plant and the opportunity to see and use the village facilities at Prominent Hill. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Mark Bell on 8672 8100 or [email protected] for further details. Expressions of interest close at 5pm Friday 24 August 2012

Thursday 16 August 2012

Coober Pedy Regional Times

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Coober Pedy Street and Road Names

Part 12 in a series - by Sue Britt

Where did the name of your street come from?

HALLION STREET “Big Lick” Bill Hallion was an early settler. Vin Wake wrote several stories about Bill’s trip to Coober Pedy in 1921.

Hallion earned his nickname in a cricket match between Broken Hill and The Rest. The other bowlers licked their fingers to get a good grip on the ball. Hallion licked his whole arm and from that day on he was known as “Big Lick.”

Hallion travelled on the Ghan train from Quorn to William Creek with opal buyer Dick Penna, Bob Trow and an American traveller they called “Yank.” At William Creek they joined Henry Brooks who was driving a buggy with the mail, baggage, and meat from Anna Creek. There wasn’t room on the buggy for everyone so they hired horses to ride the 100-mile trip. Hallion was a champion sprinter, a good cricket bowler, man who could “ride anything ever foaled.” An experienced bushman, he could build and fix with the best of them. He was also fond of singing, betting on running races, telling tall tales and playing practical jokes.

Bill Hallion was a good friend of Minnie Berrington. In 1930, when rumours of opal at Andamooka were first whispered, they made their way in convoy over sand dunes and stony hills with George Malycha to the secret place. They weren’t the first to find opal there but they were credited with “putting Andamooka on the map.”

Bill Hallion (taller man) pictured in front of his home in Andamooka with partner (* Photo: May Perry)

Bill Hallion found opal but he became better known as an opal classer. Hallion Hill in the Andamooka fields is named for him. Information from Opal Men by Vin Wake, Stones of Fire by Minnie Berrington and A Journey with Colour by Len Cram * May Perry photo taken from Len Cram’s book A Journey with Colour, A History of South Australian Opal 1840 – 2005 with author ’s permission.

One story, retold by Vin Wake in Opal Men, was about a team of 30 donkeys Hallion used to cart sleepers for the new railway. He pulled up at a pub and paid someone to give the donkeys nosebags of feed and some buckets of water. “When I comes out of the pub at two in the afternoon I’m too full of beer to remember to take the usual precaution after donks have been standing in one spot for hours. Instead of wheeling hard on the lock, I drove the team straight ahead – and there I was - stuck till the next day. . . Those donks had been piddling on the one spot for hours and when the wagon wheels struck it they bogged to the axles.” One of the practical jokes he played on the Yank was to put a couple of 2-inch-long bulldog ants in his swag, this after filling his head with stories about the danger of Australian snakes and the bush cure for snake bite. Later the Yank evened the score by putting prickly burrs under Hallion’s saddle blanket.

A cricket match in Coober Pedy in the 1930’s

Historical Society visits Rock Hill Bore Site of Fleming Jensen’s Abattoir The visit to Rock Hill Bore on Sunday August 5th proved to be an interesting and informative afternoon for the 18 people who joined the Historical Society on their outing. The first stop was at the site of Warwick Goldsworthy’s airstrip at the bottom of Tom Cat Hill. This is where Warwick started flying passengers from Coober Pedy to Pt Augusta. He saw a need for a regular air service and so in 1963 Opal Air was established by Warwick with the help of other financial backers. Other tales of not so successful aviation ventures featuring gliders and hang gliders were also shared.

The lease was granted to him in 1976 and held for 14 years. He constructed, with the help of a $60,000 grant from the Government, 162 kms of fencing, 10 dams, 36 kms of pipeline to watering points, tanks, bore and a slaughter house.

We learnt why the big R featured on R Hill. A dozer driver back in the late 1960’s had a crush on the author Rena Briand and so he graded the R on the hill facing her dugout as a reminder of his affections! In the late 1960’s a casino on R Hill was proposed by local entrepreneur John Andrea and the then Labour Govt led by Don Dunston. Thankfully the ground was unsuitable for a large scale excavation and the idea was dropped. During this period a lot of opal was being found, resulting in a lot of money being made by the miners – much of which was spent at the gambling and card tables.

Water tank at Rock Hill Bore

We continued our drive onto Rock Hill Bore, which is on the Breakaways reserve, stopping to look at old campsites on the way. At the abattoir site some ruins of the buildings, tanks and bore remain. Fleming Jensen arrived in Coober Pedy in 1973 and applied for and was granted a small lease on which to construct an abattoir. At first he sourced his meat and butchered it at Anna Creek Station and then trucked it to his butcher shop in Coober Pedy, which was situated where the car wash is today. Later on his shop was at his home in Kent Street Coober Pedy.

In 1990 Fleming abandoned the lease. It was pretty well eaten out by then due to overstocking. Fleming is remembered as a colourful character as his advertising slogans suggest – one being “Eat Beef and Be Bully”.

Historical Society Group at ruins Rock Hill Site

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Problems however arose with Inspectors who deemed that the water from the bore was not suitable and that the bore was situated too close to the slaughter house. Later when the Breakaways were declared a reserve area the running of cattle on the area also became unpopular. Approximately 200-300 cattle were run on the area and Fleming reported that his fences were often cut resulting in the cattle wandering off lease area.

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Thursday 16 August 2012

Letters to the editor OPALTEK CLOSED DOWN Large wholesale parcel of rough, cut & set opal jewellery for sale. Majority of opal from 14 & 23 mile. For details call John at Camperagent on Port Wakefield Road 82855000 or A/H 0418819956. Flexible payment terms.

To the editor,

and key mining industry speakers on their future development aspirations and associated problems in moving forward in the remote northern area of South Australia.

The Coober Pedy Regional Times As a professional land surveyor who works in the Coober Pedy area I was fortunate to be able to attend the excellent Far North Economic Development Forum. I was however disappointed on two fronts.

The second disappointment was the absence of the traditional land owners or a representative speaking, as the future of both Coober Pedy business and mining industry development are now intrinsically tied up with native title.

First, that there were no elected members from the two major political parties present to hear first hand from local business

Richard Abbott Adelaide

Eulogy for Ralph Underwood and his wife Edna from Altzheimer’s disease in 1988.

Past and long term resident of Coober Pedy Ralph Underwood passed away suddenly on 23rd July 2012, at Pt Wakefield. Ralph lived in Coober Pedy for 29 years during which time he contributed significantly to our community. He was a founding member of the Coober Pedy Golf Club and served as president of the club for several years.

Loneliness and looking back was not Ralph’s style and so in 1990 he married another Port Wakefield girl, Maureen Nowlan (nee Madigan), a marriage that lasted 22 years.

Ralph mined with his son Brian for 16 years before retiring from opal mining. Hopeful Hills was the area where the Underwood family settled, at one time there being 6 family dugouts in the area now known as Underwood Crescent.

Ralph’s other passion was golf, just about every spare minute of his time was devoted firstly to the Port Wakefield Club and then the Coober Pedy Club, receiving Life Membership from both . He won the a “C” Grade Championship at the age of 77 years. Right up till he died, 3 days short of his 94th birthday Ralph was still out on the course practicing and developing new theories on how to improve his game.

Below is the eulogy presented at Ralph’s funeral on 30th July at Pt Wakefield. Ralph was born on 26th July 1918 at Balaklava, the third child of George and Bertha Underwood.

Ralf Underwood 26 July 1918 23rd July 2012

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Ralph attended the Port Wakefield school until in his seventh year; he completed the Progress Certificate at 15 years of age. After leaving school he had a series of jobs, one of which was driving the hearse and assisting the local undertaker. He finally settled into working in his father’s garage. He had a reputation locally as a larrikin and claimed to have held the speed record for riding his motor bike the length of the main street of Port Wakefield. On 7th March 1942 he married his local sweetheart Pearl (Edna) Mathews at age 24 years. When war broke out in 1939 Ralph applied to join the RAAF but was not accepted so he and Edna moved to Adelaide where he worked at the munitions factory at Islington as a fitter and turner. Later he reapplied for the RAAF as aircrew and was accepted. Flying for Ralph was a labour of love, something he pursued for the rest of his years. He retired from the RAAF as a Pilot Officer at the end of the war and returned to Pt Wakefield and his father’s garage. He proceeded to build this business up and he and Edna also built their own home.

Ralf Underwood in RAF uniform

Edna and Ralph had four children Brian, Peter, Marcia and Annette. The motor industry was the mainstay of his life until in 1975 at 57 years he was ready for a change. With no security other than hope and hard work Edna and Ralph headed for the remote opal field of Coober Pedy. There Ralph and his son Brian designed, engineered and maintained all their mining equipment.

Ralf with daughter Maureen at a family wedding

Ralph had developed a passion for languages and Coober Pedy with its ethnic mix of European miners and Chines opal buyers was made for him. He taught himself to speak Italian, Greek, German, Cantonese, French and was still learning Mandarin at the time of his death.

At the age of 65 he was able to achieve one of his life long dreams of owning his own aircraft and only retired from flying at the age of 80. He had also been a keen glider pilot flying at the Balaklava Gliding Club.

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Ralph had a great love for the coastal town of Pt Wakefield and its people and equally he loved the outback and Coober Pedy, he embraced whatever life delivered to him, always seeing a positive in it. Ralph died with no regrets, he did everything he wanted to. His Christian philosophy was to love your fellow man. His positive friendly character will be missed by many.

The opal industry proved to be an extreme challenge taking many years to achieve success.

Coober Pedy along with its successes and great lifestyle also brought heartaches, with the untimely deaths of his daughter Marcia from cancer in 1993

Retirement and his return to Port Wakefield in 2004 saw him return to his beloved home town where he helped out in the community in whatever capacity he was able. He finally got to launch his old paddle boat, which he had spent many years developing and making, however I don’t think it ever reached the potential he had hoped for. A drive down the wharf to check the tide was always on the cards.

Ralf and his son Brian on the motorbike at Coober Pedy

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To his family he was caring and loving, cherished by all his grand children and great grandchildren.

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30th Tony Wong Bracelet won by Stirling North competitor The Tony Wong Opal Bracelet has For Tony Wong and his family, the 2012 been won by a Stirling North horse, races was a milestone in that Tony has set bracelets for 30 annual race named Marley. meetings in Coober Pedy. , Alesha Johnston travelled up from her home town of Stirling North after “All of the bracelets awarded at the entering her 9 year old horse Marley races are hand set,” said Tony. “I hope in the Novelty events at the Coober to still be setting bracelets for the races in another 30 years,” he laughed. Pedy Oz Minerals Races. “Alesha said, I am simply ‘blown away’ Tony’s wife Ying and their daughter that Marley won the Tony Wong Tiffany had also travelled to Coober Bracelet event. I had no intention of Pedy for the races. entering that event when I came here.” Ying said she loves Coober Pedy but moved to Adelaide so the children could Marley also came 1st in the Red Mulga attend school. Indigenous Resources Plate 800m also ridden by Sarah McMahon Those visiting the annual Gem Trade Show each Easter will see Ying and Marley ridden by Alesha came 2nd in Tiffany displaying and promoting opal the IMX Resources 800m Sprint at the booth with Tony.

Left Jockey Sarah McMahon riding Marley is jubilant after passing the winning post at Coober Pedy.

Above: Ying Wong, Sarah McMahon (jockey), Marley (winning horse) Alesha Johnston (owner), Tony Wong and Tiffany Wong

Right: Tony Wong presents Alesha with the 30th Ladies Opal Bracelet awarded at the Coober Pedy Races

The Miners Store 1000m Stakes (Calcutta) The Miners Store 1000m Stakes carries a 1st prize of $1200. The three placegetters were: 1st “Thinke Krissy” ridden by Shannon Kelly; 2nd “Danzauro” ridden by Gregory Warren; 3rd “Wonder Woman” ridden by Azeen Paterson

Thank you from the Coober Pedy Amateur Racing Club “Thank you to the sponsors, stall holders, Child Community Links and Elmo, Remote and Isolated Childrens Exercise (RICE), the Gliding Club, The Football Club, SA Ambulance, Andrew Lanco - driver Water Truck DCCP, all the volunteers that helped out, the competitors, and the great crowd for making it a fantastic weekend!”

Above: Jockey Shannon Kelly riding 5 year old Thinke Krissy after their win in the Miners Store 1000m Stakes Right: Thinke Krissy and owner Steve Coulthard during the Calcutta

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Shaz’s Massage Therapy

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“WE WON”, yells Donald Dodd into his mobile phone after Tica won the Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup. Donald was ringing co-owner of Tica, Robert Khan who later celebrated his 60th Birthday where he was presented with Tica’s third Opal Inn Cup

Leading horse Humilton won the Arrium Mining and Materials 800m Sprint, the IMX Resources 800m Sprint, second in the Red Mulga Indigenous Resources Plate 800m.and 3rd in the Tony Wong's Coober Pedy Ladies Bracelet 800m

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Waiting for the running of the Opal Inn Cup are Robert Coro, Jenny Harrison and Rowan Ramsey. Rowan and his wife Teresa took the Races opportunity to have a weekend away and meet up with a cross section of regional people

A new generation of kids commandeer the historic finishing post vantage point

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After completing the egg and spoon race Marijana receives enthusiatic congrats from mum Mandy Banks. Also finishing the race is young friend Caleigh

Race goers Doro, Jimmy the welder, Big Brother, Luka Belosevic and Jo Carboni

DCCP Water truck driven by Andrew Lanco was out early watering the track for the events

Spectators and officials trackside waiting for the horses running in the Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup event

Local youngsters including Max Aulich Leading Child Motor Bike Rider 9 and Under clean up their bikes after an event

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WHAT’S ON & VISITING SERVICE? ACCOUNTANT DATES Waters + Younger GATES OPEN 7PM - MOVIE STARTS 7.30PM + Canteen available Car $20, Adult $10, Child (under 16) $5

Saturday 25 August BRAVE [PG] BRAVE is a 2012 American computer-animated fantasy adventure. Set in the highlands of 10th-century Scotland, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom. After consulting a witch for help, her family becomes cursed and Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late.

2012 Visits to Coober Pedy Phone: 8331 9477 Adelaide Phone: 8672 5979 Coober Pedy Fax: 8364 4676 Email: [email protected] 30 Jan - 4 February 20 - 24 February 16 - 21 April 21 - 25 May 11 - 17 July 6 - 10 August 10 - 14 September 15 - 20 October 5 - 9 November 3 - 6 December

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Roger The Roving Vet Dates BOYS GROUP 12-17 year olds 3pm – 4.30pm Home Economics

ACTIVE GIRLS GROUP 3:15 till 4:30pm, age 10 -15 y/o MUSIC/HOME ECONOMICS room at school


JUNIOR FOOTY TRAINING at 5 - 6 pm Oz Minerals Oval


JUNIOR FOOTY TRAINING Every Tuesdays and Thursday 5 - 6pm at OZ Minerals Oval Just turn up. For any other info call Dave Mott on 0409 349 753 FOOTY TRAINING at 6.30 pm. ART & CRAFT PLAYGROUP 10.30am—11.30am Lion’s Hall Caters for 2-4 year olds & caregivers TJITJI TJUTA INKANYINI PUKULPA 12pm—2pm A Playgroup for 0-5 year olds and caregivers. Home Makers, Umoona Community, Lunch & Activities.“Pick up available Ph: 8672 3066” SOCCER Workshop 4.30pm – 6pm School Oval 10-16 year olds DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS 3nd Tuesday each month at 7pm CFS TRAINING 7pm New Members Welcome AMBULANCE TRAINING 7.30pm Umoona Road every Tuesday except school holidays

WEDNESDAYS BABY BOUNCE RHYME & TODDLER STORY TIME 10am Library Catering for 0 to 5 y/o

FOOTY TRAINING at 6.30 pm 5 A SIDE INDOOR SOCCER on the 1st, 5th & 8th May. School Gym at 6pm. More info: Carmelo Crisa Ph: 86725 579 or 0428846500

TINY TACKER PLAYGROUP 0 - 2 year olds 10am—12.30pm Community Health Meeting Room (behind Dr. Kami’s) CRICKET 5.30pm to 6.30 pm at School Gym CP SHOOTERS CLUB Friday night shotgun 7pm GREEK CLUB - Bingo 7.30 pm

CP Social Scrabble 7.30pm United Club . All skill levels welcome

AA 8pm Underground Catholic Church - Hutchison Street Contact Dave 0409249753



Golf (CP Golf Course Registration 12:00 noon Tee off time 12:30

PLAY TIME Catering for 0 to 5 year olds 2.00pm—3.30pm School Gymnasium

2012 EVENT DATES William Creek Bronco Branding & Campdraft Saturday 18 August 2012

Mine Rescue Training (Alternate Saturdays)

THURSDAY COOBER PEDY MULTICULTURAL FORUM 10am-11am Social gatherings for over 65’s

DRIVEIN CANTEEN 6.30 - 9.30pm. Every 2nd Saturday. Tracy Harris: 0488 208 747 or ph:8672 5642

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United Bowling Club Lawn Bowls 1.30 pm


LEGO CLUB 10am—12pm 5 year olds and up Lions Club. Does not run on the Last Saturday of the Month

LITTLE MUSICIANS 10.30am—11.15am Coober Pedy Area School Music Room Caters for 3 to 5 year olds

CUT ‘N PASTE 1.30pm to 3pm at Bungala (near Centrelink) Ages 5-17 Please call Tanya Lauder 0439 864 166 for more info. Every 2nd Saturday – opposite Drive-In

CP SHOOTERS CLUB 9am and 11am Pistol CFS TRAINING 10PM Last Saturday each month

Location: Coober Pedy Pound Bookings essential

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Clinic 2: May 7th and 8th Clinic 3: July 23rd and 24th Clinic 4: September 10th and 11th Clinic 5: November 12th and 13th

Please phone Redgum Vet and Pet Boarding 08 86423308 for an appointment or orders (8.30am-5pm M-F; 6pm-8pm Thursday evening; 8.30am-11am Saturday) As a 2012 special for Coober Pedy clients only, Roger will offer 10% discount on all Eukanuba dog foods. Please place orders at least one week before the clinic date to ensure delivery

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Child Community Links

FAMILY MATTERS Tanya Lauder Child Community Links Officer District Council of Coober Pedy

Francine Hoani Child Community Links Assistant “Child Community Links is funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs”.

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Chevahn Hoad


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Eileen 'Unkari' Crombie Aboriginal communities in the Coober Pedy region have farewelled a much-loved and highly respected Aboriginal Elder and author Mrs Eileen ‘Unkari’ Crombie, who passed away on Wednesday 18 July. Mrs Crombie was born in 1935 at Sailors Well near Mintabie, and at 18 moved to Coober Pedy to look for opal at 12 Mile. She met her husband Billy Pepper at Koonibba Mission and they had eight children together. When Billy passed away in 1969 Mrs Crombie moved back to Coober Pedy. In the late 1980s Mrs Crombie, along with fellow Yankunytjatjara/Antikarinya Elders Ivy Makinti Stewart and Emily Munyungka Austin, founded the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta – Senior Aboriginal Women’s Council of Coober Pedy. Alongside many local Aboriginal women, the Kungka Tjuta worked tirelessly throughout the 1990s with little or no resources to fulfil important cultural obligations. The Kungka Tjuta were awarded the prestigious Goldman Prize in 2003 as ‘environmental heroes’ for speaking for culture and country.

They also formed the 'Irati Wanti' (‘the poison - leave it!’) campaign to protest against the Federal Government's dumping of nuclear waste in the Central Desert.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Paul Caica said Mrs Crombie was dedicated to ensuring Aboriginal culture remained alive and strong for current and future generations.

Mrs Crombie played an integral part in the campaign by leading and instigating many activities and events that proved pivotal to its success. Her acclaim and that of the other Kungka Tjuta carries on today, giving strength to other individuals and communities struggling against mining in their country.

“Mrs Crombie worked very hard in her own community and beyond to preserve Aboriginal culture for future generations,” he said.

Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement Khatija Thomas said Mrs Crombie’s passing is a huge loss to the Coober Pedy community in which she was heavily involved.

“She was a strong and compassionate woman; once she set her mind to a task she never gave up. She believed that preserving Aboriginal culture was not only important for Aboriginal people but also for the land. “On behalf of the Government I offer our condolences to Mrs Crombie’s family and friends during this difficult time”

''She was the chairperson of Umoona Aboriginal Aged Care, a Senior Cultural Advisor for Antakirinja MatuYankunytjatjara Native Title claimants, a member of the Council of Aboriginal Elders of SA for the Coober Pedy region and participant in Tjamiku Kamiku – the grandparents’ knowledge program that conducts mentoring camps and works with children in the school and community,” she said.

Mrs Crombie received numerous awards throughout her life including being named on the 2009 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll and receiving the 2010 Gladys Elphick Award for outstanding contributions as a Senior Aboriginal woman in the teaching of Aboriginal traditional law, culture and environment.

“Mrs Crombie was also involved in locally promoting Reconciliation Day, Sorry Day and NAIDOC Week.”

She also wrote the book He was a South Australian film star – My life with Billy Pepper.

Race goers in Coober Pedy for the weekend

Eddie and Hayley Nunn from Macumba Station with Robert Coro Opal Inn

Jeff Boland Chloe and Hayley Nunn

Ryan Rankin leading motorbike rider

Chevahn Hoad

Chevahn Hoad Children scramble to collect coins thrown from above Arnold Warren in the Stock Whip Challenge The McMahon family from Port Augusta were all there winning trophies Local and station kids were heavily represented in the cycle events.

Thank you to Gerry Nunn for providing some of these photos

Chevahn Hoad

There were plenty of old friends to socialise with at this year’s races Chevahn Hoad

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Notifation of Raffle Results Coober Pedy Amateur Race Club Raffle Results 2012 1st (Lake Eyre Flights donated by WrightsAir) ticket no 521 – Richard Blobel 2nd (Race Club mirror) ticket no 604 – Sharlene Jeffree 3rd (accommodation and meal donated by William Creek Hotel) ticket no 545 Hayley Nunn 4th ( Opalios voucher) ticket no 527 – Gerry Nunn 5th (Beer and spirits donated by Italian Club) ticket no 595 – Dawn Jones 6th (Umberto’s restaurant voucher) ticket no 603 – Sharlene Jeffree 7th (Ladies watch and pen and letter opener) ticket no 444 – Mik Lee 8th (Jim and Rach’z Outback Restaurant voucher) ticket no 573 – Rob DeBlaquire

Second Raffle at the track 1st (Swag donated by Bulls) ticket no D77 Gilli Procopis 2nd ($25 voucher donated by The Hardware Shed) ticket D67 – Jackie Williams 3rd ($25 voucher donated by The Hardware Shed) ticket no Pink 71 – Shelley Wells


Leading Race Horse – Humilton Leading Jockey - Azeen Patterson Leading Adult Gymkhana Horse – Sully Leading Mens Gymkhana Rider – Tony Williams Leading Ladies Gymkhana Rider – Sarah McMahon Leading Adult Motor Bike Rider – Ryan Rankin Leading Child Motor Bike Rider 10 – 15 years – Jake Aulich Leading Child Motor Bike Rider9 and Under – Max Aulich Leading Child Gymkhana Horse – Rosie and Billy Leading Child Gymkhana Rider 9 and Under – Bridie Greenfield

Hayley Nunn won accommodation and a meal at William Creek Hotel!

Gilli Procopis won a Swag donated by Bulls

Leading Child Gymkhana Rider 10 – 15 years – Kingston McMahon

The Coober Pedy Shooters Club Results 10 June - 1st July 2012 Shotgun Sponsored John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant Sunday 8th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Dale Price Scored 16 2nd Les Pullen Scored 10 3rd Declan Carter Scored 5 Shotgun Sponsored John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant Sunday 15th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Declan Carter Scored 19 2nd Dale Price Scored 14 3rd Les Pullen Scored 12 Shotgun Sponsored John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant Sunday 22nd June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Les Pullen Scored 16 2nd Declan Carter Scored 15 3rd John Di Donna Scored 10 Shotgun Sponsored John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant Sunday 22nd June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Dale Price Scored 18 2nd Les Pullen Scored 12 Equal John Di Donna Scored 12 Results Pistol Shoot Bracket Drop Down Targets Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 23rd June Winners Congratulation to: 1st John Di Donna Scored 26 2nd Pierre Strzabala Scored 24 3rd James Michie Scored 23

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Results Pistol Shoot Bracket Drop Down Targets Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 30th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Les Pullen Scored 26 2nd James Michie Scored 19 3rd Guy Foley Scored 12 Results Pistol Shoot Bracket 20 Shots 20 Minutes (centre fire) Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 9th June Winners Congratulation to: B Grade Dale Price Scored 156 (9mm) C Grade James Michie, Scored 124.1 (357 Magnum) B Grade Les Pullen Scored 148.1 (.22)

Results Pistol Shoot Bracket 20 Shots 20 Minutes (Black powder) Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 2nd June Winners Congratulation to: 1st John Di Donna Scored 143.1 (.44 Cal) 2nd Guy Foley Scored 91 (.36 Cal) Results Pistol Shoot Bracket 20 Shots 20 Minutes (centre fire) Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 16th June Winners Congratulation to: B Grade Dale Price Scored 141 (38 Super) C Grade James Michie, Scored 115 (357 Magnum) B Grade Les Pullen Scored 159 (.22)

Results Pistol Shoot Bracket 20 Shots 20 Minutes (centre fire) Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 23rd June Winners Congratulation to: B Grade John Di Donna Scored 142 (38 Super) C Grade NONE B Grade Mick White Scored 164 (.22) Results Pistol Shoot Bracket 20 Shots 20 Minutes (centre fire) Sponsored The Underground Motel Saturday 30th June Winners Congratulation to: B Grade John Di Donna Scored 143 (9mm) C Grade James Michie, Scored 119 (357 Magnum B Grade Pierre Strzabala Scored 162.1 (.22) Centre Fire100m Sponsored The Underground Motel Sunday 10th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 98.1 2nd Dale Price Scored 88 3rd Nobby Scored 86 Centre Fire100m Sponsored The Underground Motel Sunday 17th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 99.1 2nd Dale Price Scored 93 3rd Les Pullen Scored 78 Centre Fire100m Sponsored The Underground Motel Sunday 23rd June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 98 2nd Dale Price Scored 93 3rd Jonathon Maudon Scored 81

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Centre Fire100m Sponsored The Underground Motel Sunday 1st July Winners Congratulation to: 1st Dale Price Scored 91 2nd Alexis Maudon Scored 86 3rd John Di Donna Scored 76 Shotgun Sponsored Royce Cooper Sunday 10th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 17 2nd Dale Price Scored 14 3rd Les Pullen Scored 14 Shotgun Sponsored Royce Cooper Sunday 17th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 17 2nd Les Pullen Scored 14 3rd Nigel Nona Scored 10 Shotgun Sponsored Royce Cooper Sunday 24th June Winners Congratulation to: 1st Mark Hoad Scored 20 2nd Les Pullen Scored 18 3rd Alexis Maudon Scored 8 Shotgun Sponsored Royce Cooper Sunday 1st July Winners Congratulation to: 1st Dale Price Scored 18 2nd John Di Donna Scored 17 3rd Jonathon Maudon Scored 10 Equal Les Pullen Scored 10

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Coober Pedy Social byDesrey Jones Desrey Jones from the Visitor Information Centre was out and about taking photos at the races this year. Thanks Desrey!

Tegan and Desrey Jones with Elmo at the Kids Playground on Race Day

Delilah and daughter Lilly getting ready for some activities

Raffy and Tegan about to play ball

Evelyn O’Neil trackside waiting for the events

Milan Rapaic with daughter Marijana

Prudie Clark receives a colourful makeover from daughter Fleur

Race day volunteers, include Peter Rowe, Eddie Nunn, President Jason Jones, and Robert Coro

Ambulance volunteers having fun with Elmo

Crystal Cram lines up for face painting from Delilah

Harry and Lochie try out their new bow and arrows

Tatianna and Jame McGregor

Johns Pizza Bar & Restaurant John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant are the proud winners of the National Best Pizza in the 2010 I Love FOOD Awards making Coober Pedy proud. Follow us on Facebook John's Pizza Bar & Restaurant Appreciation Group

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