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BIG BIRTHDAY: the Inverloch
RSL Sub-Branch’s oldest member, Army
World War Two veteran Arthur Schwartz
(left) recently celebrated his 97th birth-
day with a cake and good cheer at the
sub-branch’s Friday night Happy Hour.
President Trevor Scott, on behalf of the
members, wished Arthur a happy birth-
day and many more to come.
By Sarah Vella
TWO local ladies were surprised with a
presentation of their late husbands’ war
medals on Saturday at the Leongatha
Ivy Yann from Wonthaggi and Mavis Wilkie
from Korumburra were married to brothers from
Glen Forbes, who were enlisted in the army dur-
ing World War Two.
Ivy’s husband Ron Yann was in the army, until
he returned Glen Forbes to look after his family
store, post office and telephone exchange.
Mavis’s husband Harold Yann served around
two years in New Guinea, before returning
Ron and Harold’s brother Eddie also served
in New Guinea.
Jack Darling from Morwell is Ivy’s brother.
He found out neither his sister, nor Mavis had
ever seen their late husbands’ war medals.
Mr Darling, who is ex navy himself, did some
research and found that neither Ron nor Harold
had been given their medals.
“They had to apply for their medals and in
those days you didn’t go to Anzac Day parades.
You just got back into civilian life,” he said.
“Ivy and Mavis hadn’t seen the medals before
and in Ivy’s case, didn’t even know her husband
was awarded medals.”
Mr Darling then chased up the details and had
the medals made for Ron and Harold.
“We always intended to have lunch at the RSL
before going to see Mary Poppins, so I thought it
would be a good time to present them,” he said.
Medal honour: from left, Ivy Yann from Wonthaggi, Jack Darling from Morwell and Mavis
Wilkie from Korumburra were at the Leongatha RSL on Saturday for lunch and a special
WIDOWS’ BIRTHDAY: from left, the youngest mem-
ber of the Inverloch Legacy Widows Club, Margaret
O’Halloran, and the eldest, Dorothy Bullen, had the hon-
our of cutting the cake at the club’s recent 29th
celebrations at the Inlet Hotel, Inverloch. Along with
widows and Legatees from Inverloch, and Legacy guests
from Korumburra, Leongatha, Phillip Island, San Remo,
Wonthaggi and Mirboo North, members of the Inverloch
RSL came together and enjoyed a delicious lunch a n d
MARKET DAY: friends Ella Mid-
dleton Bruhn and Ollie Achen from
Melbourne were at the Koonwarra
Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
The market is on at Koonwarra’s Me-
morial Park and in the hall on the first
Saturday of the month. The Koonwarra
Farmers Market proudly presents and
identifies South Gippsland’s food cul-
tural heritage with its friendly commu-
BETWEEN 1864 and 1873, five lives were
cut short by the harsh and remote environment
faced by early settlers at Wilsons Promontory.
The deceased are buried in three graves, not
far from the site of the old Yanakie Station home-
Guests are invited to the unveiling of a com-
memorative display dedicated to the lives of these
early settlers. The event will also be attended by
descendants of some of those buried at the cem-
Join in an informal question and answer ses-
sion about the history of the Prom over a cuppa
and light refreshments on Sunday, July 10 from
2pm at the Stockyards near the entrance of Wil-
sons Promontory National Park.
LEONGATHA Seniors football coach Beau
Vernon will share his inspiring story on July
27. Beau will speak of how he manages to
achieve his goals in spite of becoming a quad-
riplegic at age 23. His presentation My take on
resilience will be held at the Meeniyan Town
Hall supper room on Wednesday, July 27 from
7pm. A gold coin donation would be appreci-
ated. All Tarwin Valley and Corner Inlet resi-
dents are welcome.
THE Wonthaggi Theatre Group Inc has re-
ceived a grant for $6000 through the Australian
Government’s highly competitive Regional Arts
Fund, delivered in Victoria by Regional Arts
Victoria. The money will go towards the groups’
scaled down, unique performance of Little Shop
of Horrors using many puppets. This project will
engage the community to make and use the pup-
pets, learning a range of new skills.
THE South Gippsland Miners Baseball
Club will be hosting its first home game at the
new ground located behind Federation Train-
ing in Leongatha on Sunday, July 10.
Games will start from 9am and continue
throughout the day until 4pm, with the unde-
feated Under 13s starting the day.
The club offers a warm welcome to anyone
interested in baseball, either as a future star
or just for fun! Bring your chair or blanket or
both, and enjoy a free day out with the family.
AFTER a super opening night, Lyric Theatre’s
Mary Poppins is selling out fast. You would be
best to get in quick to secure tickets as all matinee
shows are already booked out and seating is lim-
ited. Visit Try Booking for more information.
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