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Stage curtains steal the show
INVERLOCH Community Hub is
now an even better placed to host
performing arts productions after new
$14,529 theatrical stage curtains were
The old curtains dated back to the 1950s
and were riddled with holes.
Bass Coast Shire Council’s hub officer
Trish Hogan said, “When we had weddings
here, the decorators used to say ‘What are we
going to do with those curtains?’
“The new curtains will be really good for
when we have performances and they’re wool,
fire retardant and of beautiful quality.”
The project was funded by council ($9000),
Inverloch Rotary Club ($2500) and Inverloch
and District Lions Club ($3029).
Lion Klaus Edel said, “There were old
curtains here that were 30 years old and they
weren’t sliding. This is a fantastic venue to
have in the middle of town and so we needed
to do something.
“Anything we raise goes back to the com-
munity and the hub is important to the com-
Rotary was keen to support the project,
given the hub’s community value.
Club president Rosa Turner said, “This
area is now something that can be used by the
community for productions, for weddings and
for when Rotary has its markets here.”
The hub will be the major venue for a Li-
ons conference from October 14 to 16.
The next Rotary craft market will be on the
Saturday of the Melbourne Cup long week-
Show stoppers: from left, Inverloch Rotary
Club president Rosa Turner shows off the new
curtains at the Inverloch Community Hub
with hub officer Trish Hogan of Bass Coast
Shire Council, and Inverloch and District Li-
ons Club’s Klaus Edel, tickling the ivories.
POLICE are searching for a dog taken
from South Gippsland Shire Council’s
pound at Korumburra early, Monday,
Police have obtained video footage showing
three men wearing hoodie jumpers entered the
pound at the Korumburra Veterinary Clinic
between 1.50am and 2am.
They cut the padlock to a cage containing an
Alaskan Malamute and took the dog.
They also released five other dogs that were
later seen by a passing motorist on the South
Police believed these animals could have
been hit by traffic but they were returned to the
The Malamute was impounded by council
officers after being found on the streets of Nyora.
It was initially stolen from a house at Dandenong
Korumburra Police would like to hear from
anyone who saw a vehicle parked at the veterinary
clinic in Langham Drive around the time of the
Thieves hit cars
THIEVES continue to target cars in the
On Monday, September 12, between 7am
and 2pm, a vehicle was left parked in Leongatha
An offender removed the front registration
plate 1FI 4QX.
Between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday,
a driver left his 2006 Holden parked in Church
Street, Cowes, while he shopped in Coles across
The vehicle was left locked, but with a
window partially left down because his dog was
in the vehicle.
A passing thief reached in through the open
window and unlocked the doors.
This set off the alarm system, but the offender
was able to steal a wallet and video camera
valued at $200 before the owner could return to
The dog was left outside the car but was
unhurt by the offender.
BURGLARS stole a Panasonic TV,
DVD player, guitar and glass table with
a total value of more than $2000 from a
house in The Gurdies recently.
The offenders smashed a front window on the
house on The Gurdies-St Heliers Road between
September 9 and 15.
Anyone with information should contact
Bass Coast Crime Investigation Unit or
THE sentencing of a Turtons Creek man
found guilty of the attempted murder of
two South Gippsland Shire Council work-
ers has been delayed until October 24.
Jonas Black was found guilty of attempted
murder at the Supreme Court on Friday, June 24.
He was found guilty of two counts of attempt-
ed murder and of perverting the court of justice
after a two week trial.
Mr Black was to be sentenced last Tuesday,
September 20 but the matter will now be consid-
ered on October 24.
The judge adjourned the sentencing to give
Mr Black time to make a submission in relation
to plea mitigating materials.
Mr Black’s charges relate to an altercation on
his property where he attacked council’s manager
regulatory services Matthew Patterson and local
laws officer Justin Eades on May 25, 2015.
The council officers were inspecting the prop-
erty after Mr Black failed to comply with coun-
cil’s request to demolish unpermitted buildings
on his land.
Mr Black attacked Mr Eades, then Mr Pat-
terson, with a piece of scaffolding pipe before
threatening to kill them when they ran from the
Mr Patterson sustained lacerations to his head
while Mr Eades sustained more substantial dam-
age to his skull, which included concussion.
Mr Black was found guilty of the attacks in
which he was believed to have intended to kill
both council workers.
Mr Black’s other charges, for perverting the
court of justice, relate to Mr Black’s attempts to
dispose of his work boots during the investiga-
Mr Black made a number of calls to his girl-
friend while in custody last year, during which he
asked her to dispose of his work boots while she
was on a trip in Melbourne.
It is believed Mr Black may have worn the
boots while he dug a large hole near his property
before the attack.
Jurors came to the conclusion Mr Black had
presumably intended to use the hole as a grave
for the victims.
A COLLECTION of more than 600 art-
works valued at over $1 million will be
transported to and exhibited in Wonthaggi.
Collected by Geelong artist Robert Smith,
the collection includes works by Noel Counihan,
who visited Wonthaggi in the 1930s and captured
the town in his social realism works.
Bass Coast Shire Council unanimously voted
to fund the $38,321 required for transportation
and setup costs at its meeting last week.
“This is a great opportunity and a generous
gift from Robert Smith. In accepting this collec-
tion, we are setting up our heritage and our ability
to develop tourism through the arts,” Cr Clare Le
“We are very privileged to have this oppor-
tunity and I would hope it helps to re-establish a
hub of arts and culture in the town.”
Cr Neil Rankine said he hadn’t understood the
significance of the artwork until he visited Gee-
long, and now believes it will be a significant as-
set in Bass Coast.
“It depicts the conditions people lived in and
there’s a big connection to Wonthaggi,” he said.
“It will be a drawcard for tourism, there’s no
doubt about that. It’s a well thought out collec-
tion – he spent his life collecting the pieces – and
it could only help us generate the funds for the
arts centre. It’s one more arrow in our quiver and
it ticks all the boxes.”
Cr Phil Wright thanked local artists John and
Wendy Crellin for presenting this opportunity to
the Bass Coast community.
The Crellins befriended Robert Smith many
years ago, and bringing the collection to the town
has been a decade in the making.
Ms Crellin said she was thrilled with council’s
decision to bring the artworks to Wonthaggi and
was excited about the amount of interest the com-
munity is already showing towards the upcoming
Sentencing of would
be murderer delayed
Art to reignite Wonthaggi history
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