Letters to the editor

Pets of war: AWL

During the Remembrance Day address by Narooma RSL sub-branch President Paul Naylor, he made mention of the many animals involved in war zones over the years.

Medals of bravery have gone to several of these animals and it is humbling to go on-line and look up their individual stories of courage and resilience.

The RSL has allowed a small tribute to be added to the shrine area in memoriam. Sadly, we also have peacetime stories of companion animals surviving deprivation and hardships and yet remaining steadfast and loyal.

Such qualities allow us to re-home pets and to give them a second chance. If you can help an animal in need, then please consider adopting from a pet rescue site such as the AWL. 

There is a pet out there that needs you.

Matching you up is the key and we have trained liaison officers who can help you.

In care we have our oldest, Tigre, an eight-year-old brown tabby who is a senior now displaced and in dire need of a quiet home.

Our longest cat in care is Martha, who was left with her 6 kittens at the vet. Now the kittens have grown, but Martha is still without a home.

Please phone 0410 016 612 for information.

Rosy Williams

Animal Welfare League NSW, Eurobodalla Branch

Force of Nature

Regarding Bumbo Gorge, I knew miners who worked there. 

Some walked from Moruya via mountain trails. The main power source was via a turbine or Pelton wheel (water-driven wheel) invented by American Lester Allan Pelton in the 1870s. A dam is built at the first available height and used to store and and drop water through a 10 metre x 225 mm - (9 in) vertical flume pipe into a pressure nozzle.

The jet of water is directed onto a 1 metre diameter bladed or bucketed wheel. The power was used to work the gravity or stamp mills. Most other work using winches etc, were hand-worked, as was the drilling for gelignite in excavating shafts and working the quartz reefs.

Water pressure can easily 'bounce' a 2 tonne boulder aside. Gold ore was conveyed via a flying fox - usually no power was required other than gravity – but oil or diesel engines were used if finance was available. The force of nature was free.

Norm Moore

Moruya

PROUD: Colin and Lynne Jones, Narelle and Brok Kuczerow and Julie Kuczerow at All
Saints Church, Bodalla.

PROUD: Colin and Lynne Jones, Narelle and Brok Kuczerow and Julie Kuczerow at All Saints Church, Bodalla.

Happy day

On Saturday, November 4, Brok and Narelle Kuczerow were married at the All Saints Church, Bodalla, and held their wedding reception at Narooma Golf Club. 

Narelle’s parents, Colin and Lynne Jones, and Brok’s mother, Julie Kuczerow were in attendance and friends and family travelled to the area from as far as New Zealand to witness the nuptials.

Brok and Narelle both grew up on the Far South Coast, attending  Narooma Primary School and Central Tilba Primary School receptively. The couple then both attended Narooma High School where Brok’s brother was a friend of Narelle’s. The couple now both work within the Eurobodalla Shire and reside at Tuross Head. 

Brok and Narelle’s families wish them a happy future together. 

Lynne Jones

Eurobodalla

Open letter to shire

I write seeking an explanation as to why three quotes were not sought from consultants in regard to the Mackay Park development – a mandatory requirement of Eurobodalla Shire Cuncil’s Code of Practice for Procurement.

I would also like to know why submissions on the draft concept plan were not sought from the community. Such a large expensive development impacts all ratepayers.

Patricia Gardiner

Deua River Valley