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Event 16 - Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve

Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day means different things to different people and that's how it should be - our country is made incredibly richer by the variety of peoples that have settled here and - for me - Australia Day is when we can all get together to celebrate this. When we established this year's program we saw that Australia Day fell on a Tuesday and decided to make it something special.

Where better than Schwerkolt's Cottage in the Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve?

August and Paulina Schwerkolt migrated to Victoria from Germany as newlyweds in 1849 and lived for a time in Northcote. In 1861, seeking more land to provide for a growing family, they purchased 63 acres in Mitcham. They had eight sons and one daughter, although only five sons survived infancy.

The family carried out charcoal burning on the property and transformed the cleared land into a farm with fruit trees, vines, dairying, poultry, beehives, wine-making and a stone quarry, all generating income for the family. The stone cottage was built using materials mostly on site. The stones came from the nearby quarry while the rafters and verandah posts were cut from young trees on the property. The doors and window frames were adzed from logs and slabs that were later replaced by sawn timber fittings.
The cottage has a kitchen/living room and two bedrooms, surrounded by a verandah. The fireplace was made from stone, clay and mud and used for cooking, heating and boiling water. An outside well was lined with stone and fitted with a hand pump. Water supply was from a well located north of the cottage that was later fitted with pipes and taps.

Other Birthdays....

It was a terrific bonus to celebrate Henk's birthday this evening - the primary benefit being that we got to eat the most amazing cake made by Dianne Shalders. Without a doubt, one of the nicest cakes I've eaten in some time - and I'll see if Dianne will let us publish the recipe as part of a future report.

Thanks also to Izzy (and Mum, Pamela) for making the pavlova - a traditional (?) Australian dessert. Didn't get much...but did manage to steal a small portion before Ainslie scoffed it and Peter licked the bowl.

Welcome...

It's great to see so many newcomers come out to try an event - and particularly so when they decide to come back for more. Welcome to the Nolan family - David, Clare, Finn and Tess. Check out the excellent result from Finn - a first time run in challenging terrain and he places 4th - just behind three VERY experienced juniors. Well done Finn!

It was good to see fellow rogainers - Gwennyth, Andrew and kelly come out for a walk this evening. Gwennyth is an orienteer with many years of experience - while Andrew is one of Australia's leading rogainers (although, judging by this evening's results - his preference is clearly for long distance events - anything below 12 hours is just too short).

Also good to see Jenny and Shawn, the Adams family (Geoff, Helen, Hannah and Claire) and the Jackson clan come out. Carolyn is currently the leading Mountain Bike Orienteer in the world - winning several Gold Medals in the recent championships. Sadly, she's broken a rib (or several) and is unable to compete in the approaching championships. 

Next Week - Ruffey's Lake

Do not miss this event - there's terrific facilities at the start and the area boasts the most amazing views (ie there are hills). In spite of this, it's a pretty spot...one that offers course setters a terrific opportunity to entertain participants. We start at the Victoria Street side of the park - in the huge playground area that entertains the kids while they wait for their friends to finish.

There are BBQ facilities - we don't plan to supply food next week - but you're welcome to BYO if you wish. I'm sure many will do so.

 

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Results

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 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                        
532 HESTER ANDREW   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:45:07 19:13:12 00:28:05
530 JACKSON TIM   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:21:52 18:52:37 00:30:45
218 BIRD  TONY DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:34 19:16:39 00:32:05
2000 ANDREWS  GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:29:41 19:03:56 00:34:15
267 STILLWELL  DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:03:44 19:39:30 00:35:46
531 BAKER ANDREW   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:33:20 19:09:14 00:35:54
2017 ASHBURNER  DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:23:53 19:00:02 00:36:09
228 TREASE  MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:16:18 18:53:08 00:36:50
533 BALLARD CHRIS   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:52:09 19:29:35 00:37:26
214 GREENWOOD  IAN DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:24:20 19:03:38 00:39:18
249 DALWOOD  PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:48:10 19:31:17 00:43:07
254 KEMPSTER  PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:02:17 18:47:53 00:45:36
2099 MITCHELL  JENNY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:17 19:29:56 00:45:39
1148 DYMOWSKI  ALICIA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:16:44 19:02:44 00:46:00
216 TEMPLETON  EWEN AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:12:17 18:58:23 00:46:06
277 HUDSON  ROBERT   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:23:56 19:11:10 00:47:14
1093 BUSHBY  MEGAN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:35:56 19:24:54 00:48:58
222 HENLEY  BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:10:18 18:59:24 00:49:06
247 GROVER  PETER DR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:18:48 19:08:36 00:49:48
250 ENTER  MARY BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:37:00 19:28:50 00:51:50
1054 BRAITHWAITE  PAM SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:16:01 19:09:07 00:53:06
2028 LO PRESTI  MONICA   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:36:17 19:34:41 00:58:24
1001 ROBINSON  KAREN VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 19:07:39 19:49:53 00:42:14
1146 CHAPMAN  JENNY   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:32:16 19:15:54 00:43:38
1043 SUTHERLAND  DEB VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:53:15 19:40:18 00:47:03
1047 HALL  ROBYN VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:23:18 19:18:21 00:55:03
1091 CHEN  PETER VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:53:20 19:50:43 00:57:23
2029 SEDUNARY  VIC   5 5 4 5 66 0 66 18:36:35 19:13:26 00:36:51
2106 MCILWRAITH  STUART   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:31:29 19:27:10 00:55:41
2105 BASSETT  HAMISH   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:31:26 19:27:08 00:55:42
1073 MEWS  PAT VRA 5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:31:08 19:29:29 00:58:21
248 PIKE  DENISE DR 4 3 4 5 58 0 58 18:11:01 19:04:58 00:53:57
2100 BAILES  RICK   3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:01:56 18:58:20 00:56:24
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                        
1016 FREDERICK  RON   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:28:28 19:27:35 00:59:07
253 DENT  KATHERINE YV 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 42395.81066 42395.81046 -00:00:17
224 BURGOYNE  SANDY BK 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:22:18 19:15:05 00:52:47
1051 WOHLAN  PAUL VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:06:46 19:02:16 00:55:30
1052 MCKINNON  CATE VRA 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:06:43 19:02:13 00:55:30
1031 MCGRAIL  ANDREW   5 5 4 5 66 0 66 18:31:24 19:26:09 00:54:45
1011 KING  PAM VRA 3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:49:36 19:46:09 00:56:33
1117 ADAMS  GEOFF   3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:22:55 19:22:07 00:59:12
1015 MARTIN  CLAIRE VRA 4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:36:14 19:34:56 00:58:42
1072 MEWS  DENNIS VRA 3 5 4 5 62 0 62 18:30:29 19:11:11 00:40:42
1064 RASIDI  KAY VRA 2 4 5 5 61 0 61 18:20:17 19:16:23 00:56:06
217 TEMPLETON  JENELLE AR 3 5 5 4 61 0 61 18:11:53 19:11:26 00:59:33
1123 JACKSON  CAROLYN   3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:24:07 19:17:17 00:53:10
1124 VANDENDOOL  BILL   3 3 5 5 60 0 60 18:24:08 19:17:23 00:53:15
400 PIKE CHLOE   4 3 4 5 58 0 58 18:10:59 19:04:56 00:53:57
2102 BAILES  JUDI   3 3 4 5 56 0 56 18:01:58 18:58:18 00:56:20
1022 FABIAN  EMMA   4 4 4 4 56 0 56 18:37:34 19:34:54 00:57:20
2031 TABUTEAU  ROBERT   4 4 4 4 56 0 56 18:37:31 19:34:51 00:57:20
2032 TABUTEAU  SHIRLEY   4 4 4 4 56 0 56 18:37:39 19:35:00 00:57:21
1021 TABUTEAU  MELISSA   4 4 4 4 56 0 56 18:37:37 19:34:59 00:57:22
2110 WRIGHT  ILONA   2 4 3 4 48 0 48 18:25:03 19:21:32 00:56:29
2087 CARLAND  ANDREW   1 3 4 4 47 0 47 18:48:56 19:45:48 00:56:52
1094 TREASE  BEV VRA 2 2 4 4 46 0 46 18:11:30 19:04:52 00:53:22
2111 WRIGHT  ELTON   2 4 2 4 44 0 44 18:19:03 19:14:28 00:55:25
805 TAG 805  X   2 3 5 4 53 9 44 18:14:30 19:16:32 01:02:02
2016 PANTER  TANYA   2 3 5 4 53 9 44 18:14:31 19:16:41 01:02:10
801 NOLAN CLARE   3 2 4 3 43 0 43 18:35:22 19:32:24 00:57:02
800 NOLAN DAVID   3 2 4 3 43 0 43 18:35:20 19:32:28 00:57:08
203 HUBBERT  MICHAEL RK 3 4 4 4 54 12 42 18:11:07 19:14:31 01:03:24
1168 MCGRAIL  LISA   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:31:40 19:26:02 00:54:22
1041 CUMMINS  AINSLIE VRA 1 2 4 3 39 0 39 18:51:45 19:50:19 00:58:34
803 BAKER GWENNYTH   2 2 3 3 37 0 37 18:28:52 19:21:02 00:52:10
802 LANE KELLY   2 2 3 3 37 0 37 18:28:50 19:21:03 00:52:13
233 GURMAN  SUE DR 1 2 3 3 35 0 35 18:09:30 18:53:29 00:43:59
202 GURMAN  STAN DR 1 2 3 3 35 0 35 18:04:24 18:51:27 00:47:03
211 DE JONG  HENK AR 2 2 2 3 33 0 33 18:36:04 19:22:19 00:46:15
210 SHALDERS  DIANNE AR 2 2 2 3 33 0 33 18:36:02 19:22:22 00:46:20
2045 O'CALLAGHAN  SUZANNE   1 5 0 3 32 0 32 18:54:09 19:40:15 00:46:06
1032 HARDIE  SCOTT   1 3 1 3 30 0 30 19:23:37 19:58:20 00:34:43
2023 ASHBURNER  LEN   0 3 0 2 19 0 19 18:18:15 19:05:06 00:46:51
223 TALBETT  IAN SCOUT 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 42395.79167 42395.75794 -00:48:34
                           
  ADULT CYCLISTS                        
1040 PATERSON  BRUCE AR 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:59:51 19:28:45 00:28:54
307 MALONEY  PETER   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:11:22 19:53:02 00:41:40
1002 ROBINSON  HANNAH VRA 0 3 0 2 19 0 19 18:35:06 19:00:48 00:25:42
                           
  JUNIORS                        
403 MITCHELL SHAWN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:44:20 19:29:47 00:45:27
313 MCGRAIL  EVAN   5 5 4 5 66 0 66 18:31:19 19:25:01 00:53:42
309 ADAMS  CLAIRE   3 5 5 5 66 0 66 18:22:54 19:22:05 00:59:11
402 NOLAN FINN   3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:35:15 19:34:28 00:59:13
2092 WRIGHT  JUSTIN   2 4 3 4 48 0 48 18:25:00 19:21:30 00:56:30
2093 WRIGHT  COREY   2 4 2 4 44 0 44 18:19:02 19:14:26 00:55:24
310 ADAMS  HANNAH   1 3 4 3 42 0 42 18:17:23 19:14:03 00:56:40
312 MCGRAIL  BETHANY   2 3 2 4 41 0 41 18:31:42 19:25:55 00:54:13
401 NOLAN TESS   3 2 3 3 39 0 39 18:35:17 19:32:23 00:57:06
2055 HARDIE  LACHIE   1 3 1 3 30 0 30 19:23:40 19:58:18 00:34:38
2033 HARDIE  NATASHA   1 3 1 3 30 0 30 19:23:39 19:58:29 00:34:50
301 HALBERT  LUKA   1 3 0 2 21 0 21 19:27:19 19:27:14 -00:00:05?

 

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