Lodge closure angers

Volunteers at the Bendigo Cemetery have been relocated following the closure of the sexton’s (caretaker’s) lodge at the Carpenter Street cemetery. They say the reasons cited by governing body Remembrance Parks Central Victoria for the closing the lodge – health and...

Tim’s on a roll

Unlike some high-profile performers who roll through town (pun intended), Tim Ferguson’s approach to the art of the interview is to illuminate rather than feign indifference. Wheelchair-bound, Ferguson’s current show, A Fast Life on Wheels, is described as candid and...

Challenging art

After working as a director and curator at the Visual Arts Centre, now known as the La Trobe Art Institute, for many years the pressure was on Paul Northam to create a series of artworks which were going to challenge the status quo as far as visual art practices were...

Cargo takes the load

You might have seen a new breed of bike around town lately: it’s the bike you ride when you have something – or someone – to carry, and it’s called a cargo bike. Clare Dullard wanted to find a way to transport her children, aged five, six and eight, without the car....

Life of caring

As a palliative care nurse, Judy Miatke had always wanted to work in the hospice founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. While not of a religious persuasion, Judy was intent on learning how the sisters of Mother Teresa’s order cared for those who were dying. “To say...

Golfers urged to pitch in and help fight MND

A golf day at Bendigo Golf Course next Friday will raise money for the Fight MND Charity. The event is part of a fundraising initiative spearheaded by locals Julie Baird and Helen Keene. Ms Keene’s husband Les lost his battle with the motor neurone disease in...

Long Tan heroes on film

THERE is a public screening of Danger Close at Star Cinema in Eaglehawk on Sunday. The film is a true presentation of a battle in which a small company of Australian soldiers fought 2500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers to a standstill. In the late afternoon of...

Marking a sacrifice

LAST week, The Bendigo District RSL through the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum marked the life and sacrifice of Cyril John Johnson, and acknowledged the donation of a special memento. Mr Johnson was born in Maldon and grew up in Laanecoorie. He was a...

Open day for the gliders

If you’ve ever felt like soaring like an eagle over the skies of central Victoria, gliding may be the thing for you. Bendigo Gliding Club will be holding an Open Day on Saturday, October 12, from 11am to 4pm at its airstrip at 127 Borough Road, Raywood. Members of the...


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1993 - 1994
Faith Leech - Swimming
Bob McCaskill - Football
Don Sherman - Lawn Bowls

1994 - 1995
Bernice Boromeo - Lawn Bowls
Arthur Cambridge - Sculling
Greg Goodall - Yachting

1995 - 1996
Margaret Harrison - Croquet
David Kitt - Athletics
Allan Monaghan - Swimming

1996 - 1997
Jack Davey - Athletics
Des Duguid - Boxing
Kel Pell - Tennis

1997 - 1998
jack Trickey - Cycling

1999 - 1999
Alan McDonald - Football

1999 - 2000
Herb Hesse - Lawn Bowls / Cricket

2000 - 2001
Greg Williams - Football

2001 - 2002
Betty Thompson - Netball

2002 - 2003
Ken Wust - Cricket

2003 - 2004
Max Brisbane - Basketball
William 'Stumpy" Turner - Cricket

2004 - 2005
Ron Best - Football

2005 - 2006
John Turner - Cricket
Frank McCaig - Cycling
Colin Fitzgerald - Cycling

2006 - 2007
Glen Thurlow - Water Skiing
Kaye Thurlow - Water Skiing
Brain Cahill - Boxing

2007 - 2008
Len Prior - Golf
Alby Jack - Baseball

2008 - 2009
Sharelle McMahon - netball
Ann Howe - Golf

2009 - 2010
Robert Burns - Cycling
George Daniel - Horse Trainer

2010 - 2011
Kristi Harrower - Baskerball

2011 - 2012
Wayne Walsh - Cricket

2012 - 2013
Bill Fry - Boxing

2013 - 2014
Geoffrey Grenfell - Full Bore Rifle Shooting

2014 - 2015
Glenn Asby - Yachting

2015 - 2016
Judy Scarrott - Tennis

2016 - 2017
Neil Pollock - Cricket and Badminton Administration

2017 - 2018
Ashleigh Donaldson Basketball / Football

2018 - 2019
Ian Ross Lawn Bowls
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