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MUST NOT BE MISSED: the next
ecumenical afternoon at Mardan South’s
Scots Pioneer Church will be held on
Sunday, August 28.
The event will include a
tribute to Beth Dyall, with
special guest musicians Hilary
and Robert Harrison,
and Ian Sullivan.
Barry Harms will
take part as a
to join in, with
afternoon tea and
a chat to complete
From left, enjoying the fun of a past
Pleasant Sunday Afternoon at Mardan
South were Michael Holloway, Lillian
Nicita, Sam Nicita and Douglas
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A CAPTIVATION with the story of
Anne Frank has led former Leongatha
man Josh Gardiner to his directing debut
with the Wonthaggi Theatre Group.
The Diary of Anne Frank will be performed from
August 19 to 27 at the Wonthaggi Union Community
In German occupied Amsterdam during World
War Two, the Frank family had gone into hiding.
Living in very small confinement, Anne Frank
Show time: the cast of Wonthaggi Theatre Groups’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank
includes from left, Georgia Kaye-Helmot, Brad Boucher, Jazz Hendry, Simon Furniss, Clu-
anie Swanwick, Bron Kalos, Jaz Kaye, Adam Turner, Brad Beach and Aidan Clark.
Anne Frank to be staged in Wonthaggi
will have further details in coming weeks.
VICTORIANS are being encouraged to register
for VicHealth’s Walk to School which starts on
To get involved, go to www.walktoschool.vic.
gov.au. Participating schools will be provided with
certificates to celebrate students’ achievements, as
well as being in the running for regional prizes. The
proportion of Victorian children walking to school
has declined dramatically in recent decades, with
only one in five children aged five to 17 getting the
recommended amount of physical activity every
In a bid to get children moving VicHealth is
encouraging Victorian primary students to walk, ride
or scoot to and from school for one month.
dreamed of immortality as a writer. Little did she
know her teenage diary would make her one of the
most powerful voices in literature.
“Since I was a young teenager the Holocaust and
in particular the story of Anne Frank has captivated
me,” Josh said.
“In December last year, I finally ventured over to
Amsterdam to visit the house and see a humungous
production of the play; The Diary of Anne Frank.
“I returned home completely inspired. It is such
a delicate topic that can educate and captivate minds
of all ages.”
Josh said he wanted to direct an original staging
of the hard hitting play - encompassing a mix of con-
temporary and traditional elements to make it speak
to all supporters of WTG.
His aim is to incorporate music and multimedia
into the production, “to really detail how horrendous
Europe was during the Nazi regime”.
The cast features Cluanie Swanwick as Anne
Frank, Simon Furniss as Otto Frank, Bron Kalos as
Edith Frank and Jaz Hendry as Margot Frank.
Other cast members include Brad Boucher as Mr
Van Daan, Jaz Kaye as Mrs Van Daan, Adam Turner
as Peter Van Daan, Brad Beach as Albert Dussel,
Georgia Kaye-Helmot as Miep Gies, Aidan Clark
as Victor Kraler and Jack Boterill, Finnian Donohue
and Isaac Muldoon as Nazi officers.
“My overall vision for the play is to strip back
the smoke and mirrors of the theatre experience and
focus intensely on the human condition and what it is
capable of,” Josh said.
“Even though the story of Anne Frank is more
than 70 years old, it is still so relevant today.
“Anne is as a 13 year old girl and is the same as
any 13 year old girl today. She is a human and essen-
tially a refugee, trying to find somewhere to be safe.
“It is not a political piece, but provides a snapshot
of how something can come from fear and how in-
nocent people react to it and learn from it.”
Tickets for the production are now on sale, go to
SPREADING WINGS: Dumbalk author
Mandy Kuhne (right) has recently returned
home from a successful book launch in the
Northern Territory. She read her book Noisy
Nature during Storytime sessions at Casuarina
and Katherine libraries. Children had fun
joining in with the animal sounds. She
also held a book signing in the Smith Street
Mall in Darwin. Ms Kuhne is pictured with her
cousin Annette Ballard, nee Heppell, who lives
in Darwin and grew up in Dumbalk.
THE Leongatha Horticultural Society has an
alternate phone number for enquiries and entries
about next week’s Leongatha Daffodil and Floral
Show: 0409 649 237.
THE Sherar family has been wonderfully
generous coming up with the idea of placing two bull
calves in the paddock next door to the Loch Primary
School. A competition to name each calf is underway
and when it comes time to go to the market, one of
them will be donated to the school as a fundraiser.
MARK October 15 in your diary. The
Korumburra Primary School will be celebrating
125 years in existence. The significant milestone
celebrated with lots of catch ups, fun and games,
and photo opportunities will also include the
raising of the time capsule placed in the ground
back in 1991. A working party planning the event
ST JOSEPH’S Primary School, Wonthaggi is
hosting a Father’s Day stall on Wednesday, Au-
gust 31. There will be a fantastic range of gifts
available for students to purchase on the day. Gift
prices range from $2 to $5.
IF YOUR friends, family or workmates would
pay for you to be quiet for a while, sign up for Barrier
Breakers’ Silence For A Voice Challenge.
Barrier Breakers Inc, Gippsland’s mental health
advocacy service, is a voice for people with mental
Barrier Breakers is asking people to be silent for a
period of time chosen by themselves, and seek people
to sponsor them for each 10 minutes of quietness.
If possible, the time of silence should be during
Mental Health Week, October 9 to 16, but participants
may choose another time.
People can sign up either as challengers and raise
money for Barrier Breakers, or as contestants, with the
contestant who raises the most winning prizes.
More details, and a contestant pack, can be found on
Barrier Breakers web site, www.barrierbreakers.org.au
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