Category Archives: Australia

Yarn June 2018

The June issue of the Yarn is available for download. You can download it here, or from the Yarn archives page.

And let’s start adding in the editorial on these announcement posts…

Apologies for not getting a Yarn together for May, but I was away for half the month, downunder. The primary reason was a reunion of the class of ’69 who attended Queensland Agricultural College – it was certainly great to meet “old” mates again. Of course, with every trip back “home” there are always many reunions – other friends, family and, naturally for me, the birds. I managed to photograph about 40 different birds and chose one of them, the fan-tailed cuckoo, for Birds I view this month, p.6.

Thank you to Jenny Gates for her summary of our ANZAC commemoration on April 28th. While in Queensland, I also visited the Sandgate Museum – friendly volunteers and a very well-presented display of memorabilia – I noticed a protected copy of “The Anzac Book”. I have since found a pdf copy online – 100% the words of the men who wrote them in 2015 at Gallipoli. Something else that caught my eye was a notice on a lamp-post on the South Bank in Brisbane calling for new sensitivities to events of history.

Thank you also to Catherine Bowering for her second part of the Nancy Wake story, Getting to know, p.4 – it’s a big help having such articles written and offered. Others who have contributed this month are Peter, Murray, Judy, Malcolm and our sponsors – Thank you!

ANZAC Day commemoration in Winnipeg

Our ANZAC Day event is Saturday April 28.

PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME OF 5:00 PM.

The commemorative service will be held at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre (764 Erin), followed by a potluck dinner. You are asked to bring enough food for yourselves and a bit extra to make sure there is enough for everyone who attends. Mostly we are looking for main dishes, veggie dishes, rice and pasta dishes, and salads, as well as just a few desserts.

All the details are in the April issue of The Southern Yarn.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Photo courtesy Red Tractor Designs.

Xavier Rudd in Winnipeg

Look who’s coming to Winnipeg.

On Tuesday June 19, the Winnipeg Folk Festival presents Xavier Rudd and his Storm Boy Tour 2018 at the Burton Cummings Theatre (8:00 pm). $45.00 Advance plus fees through Ticketmaster.

“Looking back over Xavier Rudd’s stunning career, one could easily ask what is possibly left for him to achieve. Already one of Australian music’s all-time greats, he has touched people’s lives worldwide. He has earned accolades of every kind, Gold and Platinum certification, and legions of fans who love him with an inextinguishable passion. Yet, with each new release, Xavier Rudd continues to surpass expectation and produce his finest work to date.

In spite of all his success, Xavier Rudd has never stopped working. He has continued to tour the world and make incredible records – showing absolutely no desire to rest on his considerable achievements. He truly loves his fans and feels constantly blessed to be able to perform in countries all across our beautiful planet. He has inspired thousands of people and been the catalyst for others to find their own voice. He is helping his own country to reconcile its past, and he is beloved as both an icon and a human being.”

Tickets are going fast. Get yours today!

Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

This just in …

“Orange athlete Kaitlyn Hinrichsen has won 12 gold medals across two sports in two weekends. The 13-year old Orange High School student won nine gold medals at the Mountains and Plains Summer Swimming Championships at Grenfell earlier this month. It followed her winning three gold medals and a bronze at the regional Little Athletics championships in Dubbo.

“Her father Grant said Kaitlyn won her swimming gold medals in all strokes [freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly] in both the 50 metre and 100 metre events and also won gold in the 200 metre individual medley. At the athletics she dominated the distance events. He said she won gold in the 800, 1500 and 3000 metre events and took bronze in the 400 metre final.

“Kaitlyn’s next event is the NSW Country Swimming Championships in Sydney this weekend. He said she would be contesting seven individual events. Her next stop in athletics is the Little Athletics State Championships in late March.”

The Hinrichsens moved to Orange (NSW) in January 2017, and by all accounts the entire family is thriving.

Read more of Kaitlyn’s story here, but like, wow. How proud are we!