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Ten Years Ago...: Excerpts from 2006 Killabakh Chronicle issues

Updated: Feb 16

Excerpts from 2006 Killabakh Chronicle issues (Robyn Gibson editor)

“Year of the Outback”

Poetry night February, Music night March , Camping trip to Gloucester April, Fire Brigade dinner dance May (theme: Lonely Planet – World Travel), Heart and Soul concert May, Bonfire night with fireworks June, Census night August 8, Bush dance September, 20th Day in the Country November.

“Australia Day was extra special this year with Killabakh’s 2006 Tidy Towns Young Legend winner Troy Forrest being presented with Wingham Rotary Club’s ‘Young Achiever’ award. Our usual Australia Day evening was great fun with the ‘Donna and Peter’ trivia challenge once again a huge success. Painting of the former school is due to commence in mid-March...” Alison McIntosh President KCA

“...I would like to thanks the Tennis Committee for the lovely plaque presented to me and for making me a Life Member of the club.” Maureen Carlon who also shared this note: “Stopped here for a pleasant picnic lunch, - lovely clean toilet (even soap!) Very tranquil spot – you must be a good country community. Thank you. A passing traveller from Victoria.”

“BROADBAND NOW AVAILABLE Killabakh exchange has been enabled for ADSL” after considerable lobbying.

“Killabakh Garden Club celebrates its 200th meeting in October. The club was formed in 1987 and with a current membership of sixty eight is still going strong!” George Hoad President

Launch of The Manning Net – “to provide women from a range of backgrounds and locations with a forum to establish new contacts and share experiences.”

“...when you see the fire truck charging up your driveway, do not panic, we will not be there to put out a fire, but collect your donations for the Salvation Army Red Shield appeal” Ian Thorpe

“Representatives of our poetry group have been invited to attend the Salvo’s “Over Fifties” group in June to share some poetry.” Bev Perks


“Ian Scarr was in good form at the Easter Bowls Carnival. His team was winner of the Saturday event and runners up in the overall three days. He collected an electric wok and a digital camera.” Along the Creek by Katrina Gibson David Perks created the Garden Club’s lovely signage.

Landcare News – Lucy Scope Chairperson “We have recently been inundated with Buffalo Flies that have come here due to the unseasonal conditions of late.” Allan Glassop gives a talk at Killabakh Hall on managing the problem.

Reprinting history from 1906 Wingham Chronicles “17.1.06 FOR SALE- First class heavy draft gelding – A J Lyndon Keilabakh Ck. 7.3.06 On Saturday afternoon last, at the residence of Mr E Betts, Keilabakh, a quiet wedding was celebrated...”

New kitchen installed in Tennis clubhouse.

20th annual Day in the Country netted $3800 (down from $6300 the previous year due to inclement weather). The anniversary was celebrated with “the traditional cake and bubbly (but of various kinds!!!)... A ‘Remember When’ Wall of Images and Words.”

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