Sunday, 21 April 2019
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Fishing is in the blood of whaling descendent

Fishing is in the blood of whaling descendent

A descendant of the Davidson family, the legendary 18th century whalers of Eden, Elsie Severs-Hancock has returned to her former home of Mallacoota after several years in Melbourne.The seventh child in the Severs family, Elsie went to school in Mallacoota and eventually worked in real estate when she and her husband, Peter Hancock, moved to Melbourne.Elsie is named after her famous forbearer,...
Tea cosies and garden artworks

Tea cosies and garden artworks

Walk into the Orbost Exhibition Centre (OEC) over the next three weeks and you will be welcomed by a sea of colour from the many exhibits being displayed.Wearing butternut orange and matching accessories, Cr Marianne Pelz officially declared the Community Art Exhibition open last Saturday, congratulating the artists for all the contributions to the show.Cr Pelz made reference to the continuation...
Sydenham Inlet artificially unlocked

Sydenham Inlet artificially unlocked

Favourable conditions saw Bemm River’s Sydenham Inlet artificially opened last Thursday, March 28, with almost immediate benefits.Recent rainfall had filled the lake to around 1.8 metres, which meant that conditions were favourable for Parks Victoria to artificially open the entrance with lake levels now subsiding.The Sydenham Inlet estuary closes frequently, between one and four occasions each...
New towers to improve mobile coverage

New towers to improve mobile coverage

New mobile phone towers will be built at Cape Conran and Manorina (near Bellbird Creek) under round four of the Federal Government’ s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.“Upgrading mobile phone towers are important steps to improve mobile phone coverage across the region, benefiting businesses and visitors,” Federal Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, said.“Connectivity in all its forms,...
Mallacoota inlet opened to the sea

Mallacoota inlet opened to the sea

There were smiles around Mallacoota last Thursday as the excavation process began to release the swollen Mallacoota lakes into the sea.Good rainfall over the catchment at the beginning of last week meant the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (EGCMA) was able to move on the process to open the Mallacoota Inlet, which locals have been keen to see happen for quite some time.The entrance...
Managing forests for multiple gains

Managing forests for multiple gains

Garry Squires, an experienced forest management planner and former regional manager Gippsland for Department of Natural Resources and Environment, believes convenor of the East Gippsland Greens, Dr Deb Foskey, “misses the point” in her comments about multiple use of forest in East Gippsland (Bairnsdale Advertiser, March 8).Multiple use forest management, Mr Squires says, is achieved by managing...

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