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3 x 25 Exhibition

An exhibition of recent artworks by Marija Patterson at George Kerford Hotel, Beechworth Small upright figures, twenty-five of them, gaze out from their internal world. Three women: the artist, her mother and her daughter, are placed in groups or stand-alone. They look alike except for anomalies in the process, in the making. They are modelled on […]

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Fort Kochi Post Office, Kerala, India

Some people enjoy train-spotting, whilst others enjoy post office spotting. The Fort Kochi Post Office in Kerala, India, is inspiring. It is architecturally beautiful, not dissimilar to the lines of the Beechworth Post Office, although it is painted red and white, and is set in tropical gardens. Like the Stanley Postal Agency, it has a […]

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A Wedding in Kerala, India

We have been asked to write about the wedding we recently attended in the state of Kerala in India in November, 2014. The invitation came from an Indian teacher exchangee friend to come to her third son’s wedding in Kottayam, Kerala, by the famous ‘backwaters’. This teacher, Susan Thomas, stayed with our family in Stanley […]

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Anyone for Tennis?

TENNIS IN STANLEY DO YOU PLAY TENNIS? A SMALL FRIENDLY GROUP GETS TOGETHER ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT THE RECREATION RESERVE COURT FROM ABOUT 5.30PM EVERY MONDAY FOR A SOCIAL HIT AND WE’D LOVE TO SEE SOME NEW PLAYERS! SO COME ALONG & SEE WHAT YOU THINK THE COURT HAS EXCELLENT FLOODLIGHTING SO WE ARE ABLE […]

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Stanley Produce Swap

Thank you very much to all who supported the first Stanley Produce Swap of the year. It was very well attended, as you can see. and all of us had a delicious morning tea (many thanks to Gerri, Amber and the nameless muffins) whilst also being able to catch up with friends, neighbours and community […]

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In Memory…

VALE DR Meg Warren Dr Meg Warren will be sadly missed by the Stanley community. Apart from being the GP of many Stanley residents, Meg was also a long-time cyclist to Stanley every Sunday morning with the LFZ group. Sometimes she rode up from Beechworth to enjoy the Stanley trails during the week too. Meg […]

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Stanley Cemetery Trust

Recognising those who returned from war The WWI Centenary Poppy Tile Project Between 1914 and 1918 some 112,399 Victorians enlisted to fight in the First World War. Those who died from causes associated with battle are commemorated by the War Graves Commission. However, those who returned and then lived out their lives in the community, […]

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Stanley Uniting Church

September proved a good month for attendances, with double figures being reached on both the second and fourth Sundays. No doubt the milder weather also played a part. We are delighted that our Minister, Rev. Caro Field, has come through her recent knee operation and is making good progress on her recovery. By the time […]

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