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GHOSTLY night tours through the
Melbourne General Cemetery are a
spine tingling yet popular experience.
Doctor Celestine Sargazio, historian and
cultural manager of the Southern Metropolitan
Cemeteries Trust organises the cemetery’s night
She’s a recognised authority on the history
and conservation of cemeteries in Victoria and
has written books on the subject.
It’s a real coup for the South Gippsland Ge-
nealogical Society that Dr Sargazio will act as
one of the three excellent guest speakers invited
to the society’s Family History Seminar on Sat-
urday, June 4.
The seminar at the Uniting Church in Peart
Street, Leongatha runs from 9.30am to 3pm,
visitors may come for all or part of the program
and a light lunch, tea and coffee will be pro-
If you’re stuck on family history details get
along to the seminar to hear Ann Copeland, li-
brarian with the Family History Team, introduce
the basic principles of family research with the
emphasis on the British Isles.
For those with Scottish ancestry, be sure
not to miss the third speaker, Joy Roy, who has
researched her own family history since the
Joy is well known as a versatile speaker and
has presented family history papers at many
conferences and seminars.
A past editor of Ancestor, Joy is editor of
Thistle for the Scottish Ancestry Group.
For further information contact-sgg395@
gmail.com or Alison on 5668 1860
IT was a wet Thursday and no one was
complaining and least of all the household
pets allowed to be inside for the day or at
the Korumburra Veterinary Clinic.
What better place to be if it is raining cats and dogs
outside because, it is warm and there is as much attention
as the neediest pet demands.
Head veterinary nurse at the clinic, Robyn Slorach’s
dog Crumpet would easily fit into the category of World’s
Crumpet gets to go to work with her owner every day.
Not only does she get more attention than she needs,
but when she chooses to, Crumpet minds other animals like
the rabbit she felt needed extra care while recovering last
Robyn said, “Sometimes when I am away from the
clinic I get photos of Crumpet sent from my colleagues
of funny things like Crumpet sitting up at the reception
Crumpet was acquired through the South Gippsland
Animal Shelter, located at Korumburra Veterinary Clinic.
Animals which cannot be reunited with their owners
then go to the shelter’s adoption program.
Anyone who is considering the addition of a new four
legged family member should stop by the clinic and see
the animals available through to the shelter’s adoption pro-
Clinic business manager Michelle George said the on-
set of winter was a good time to have an animal’s health
checked because like humans, animals can become more
prone to illness in the colder weather.
She said pet owners should give attention to a pet’s
winter needs such as warmth and making sure their shelter
is dry and draught free.
Some of the most at risk pets can be the smaller variet-
ies and Korumburra Veterinary Clinic’s pocket pet services
target them: rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and rats.
Health checks, vaccinations and de-sexing are among
the most common services required by pocket pets.
Ms Slorach said, “Rabbits’ teeth don’t stop growing so
it is wise to have them checked occasionally.
“Nail trimming is a really important area of animal
husbandry and especially for animals which live mainly
indoors because their nails don’t get worn down by the
coarser surfaces they interact with outdoors.”
As well as advice on animal husbandry and feeding,
the clinic, has a wide range of free information handouts.
TOURISTS are expected to escape to In-
verloch with the development of caravan
and camping sites at Inverloch’s RACV
The RACV Resort’s proposal to develop land
for a camping site and caravan park associated
with the expansion of the resort was approved by
Bass Coast Shire Council recently.
Deputy mayor Cr Bradley Drew said the
proposal would encourage more business in the
“This will create jobs – particularly during the
construction period – and it will assist with non
peak period tourism, which is something we are
looking to build,” he said
The development will provide an additional 32
caravan sites and 26 camping sites with associated
infrastructure, with an estimated investment value
of $5 million.
The applicant indicated works at the site are
expected to start this September and take six to
nine months to complete.
However, the development of the site will
mean the removal of two hectares of native veg-
etation, which Cr Phil Wright was not eager to see
“It defies logic, how can we consider it? We
need to put it off the coast. Yes it will regrow, but
it will take years. I would never vote for some-
thing that takes out so much vegetation for such a
minor benefit,” he said.
Cr Drew disagreed with Cr Wright’s fears,
stating he was confident the proponents would
make as little impact as possible.
“The proponent has been fantastic with veg-
etation and I am sure they will continue to do as a
respected business,” he said.
Mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale endorsed the de-
velopment, claiming it was an excellent outcome
“RACV Inverloch is a showcase resort and
this expansion highlights the growing demand for
nature based experiences in the Bass Coast and
South Gippsland region,” she said.
history - all will
be revealed Winter chills furry friends
No skunk: head veterinary nurse at the Ko-
rumburra Veterinary Clinic, Robyn Slorach,
with the almost too cuddly Stanley the rabbit
who was a patient at the clinic last Thursday.
I remember a friend once asked me, “How can you tell
if a rabbit is sick?”
It is not rabbits that you have to worry about; if a rab-
bit is sick you will easily know about it – it will present as
listless and unwell.
Cats, however, are known as the ‘silent sufferers’ and
“Going into winter we see an increase in arthritic cas-
es,” Ms Slorach said, “and it is a good idea to have your
cats and dogs checked. All it takes is a simple physical ex-
amination and often it is just the prescribing medication to
keep an affected animal comfortable.”
Peek-a-boo: the business manager at the
Korumburra Veterinary Clinic, Michelle
George with the cuddlesome Boo. The clinic
sees any number of oh so cute furry friends
through its doors every day.
from left, vet-
be holding Seuss
and head veteri-
nary nurse Robyn
an eye on her six
year old Maltese
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