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Rural Australians For Refugees
Wednesday, June 8 at 7.30pm
St Philips Parish Hall,
Thompson Avenue, Cowes
Tickets $12 light supper. All proceeds to support
Refugees & Asylum Seekers. Enquiries 5952 5213.
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AS we drive along the
South Gippsland High-
way through Tooradin
and bypass Koo Wee Rup
and Lang Lang, then on
to The Gurdies, we prob-
ably don’t give a thought
to the once mighty swamp
that blocked the way into
South West Gippsland for
so long in the years of Eu-
If we do happen to know
about the swamp that
once extended over the
huge flats, we probably
know little of the massive
over so many years to
drain the swamp to make
it habitable, and to allow
passengers and goods to
get through to the impres-
sive forests of the Bass
Valley and hills.
Even after initial draining
works, floods still occurred
and yet more work had to
be done to widen the chan-
nels out to the sea.
The fascinating story of
this engineering marvel
will be told by a ‘swamp
local’, Heather Arnold, at
the next Phillip Island and
District Historical Soci-
ety meeting on Wednes-
day, June 8, starting at
2.30pm in the Heritage
Centre meeting room,
89 Thompson Avenue,
Afternoon tea will follow
All are welcome. For
enquiries, contact the sec-
retary, Christine Grayden
on 5956 8501.
THE sometimes foot-stomping, somewhat heart-
breaking, multi-award-winning original contemporary
folk duo Oh Pep! comprising of Olivia ‘Liv’ Hally and
Pepita ‘Pep’ Emmerichs will release their debut album
in just over a month, on July 1.
Olivia Halley, a former Newhaven College student who
grew up on Phillip Island, and Pepita are currently in
the middle of an epic four month tour across Europe
and North America.
They have given breakthrough performances at New
York’s CMJ, Seattle’s KEXP, Washington’s NPR Tiny
Desk, SXSW and The Great Escape over the last few
months, diving in to the international music scene with
ease, and to great acclaim if the reviews posted are any-
thing to go by.
The duo will be back in Australia at the end of Au-
gust, with performance dates to be announced soon.
Now both 24, the Oh Pep! duo, before departing for
overseas, were awarded Young Folk Performer of the
Year 2014 and nominated in the Best Folk Roots Cat-
egory by The Age Music Victoria Award.
They have released two EPs to date and gained rapid
momentum, touring Australia, and now the USA and
Amongst others, they’ve been invited to play at The
Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival the Na-
tional Folk Festival in Canberra, and Folk Alliance In-
ternational, Kansas City.
With their debut album Stadium Cake due out on
July 1, Oh Pep! have shared a video for their new single
‘Doctor Doctor’ - premiering via Stereogum.
‘Doctor Doctor’ blends Oh Pep!’s exquisite instru-
mental detail and lush production with one of this
year’s most memorable choruses.
Consequence of Sound called it “pop at its most ki-
Detailing a story of self-doubt and indecision, singer
and songwriter Olivia Hally describes it as “a song for
all the times you ask everyone else for advice, when you
already know the answer”.
‘Doctor Doctor’ is the first taste of Oh Pep’s indie pop
masterpiece Stadium Cake which is now available for
pre-order in limited edition coloured vinyl here (Pre-
order on iTunes or Google Play).
Oh Pep!, a multi-award-winning original contem-
porary folk duo comprising of Olivia ‘Liv’ Hally (left)
and Pepita ‘Pep’ Emmerichs will release their debut
album on July 1.
Olivia, who grew up on Phillip Island and is a for-
mer Newhaven College student, is currently on tour
in Europe and the United States.
Oh Pep!’s star
continues to rise
The draining of Koo Wee Rup swamp
Station Street, Koo Wee Rup during the 1934
FOR every election; Federal, State and
Council, the Phillip Island Conservation
Society Inc holds a Meet the Candidates
The forum for the Federal election
will be held on Friday, June 10, start-
ing 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, corner
Church Street and Thompson Avenue
The candidates who have confirmed
their attendance so far are Greg Hunt
(Liberal Party), Caroline Gleixner (La-
bor) Ben Wild (Animal Justice Party)
and Willisa Hogarth (Greens).
The society is still waiting on two candi-
dates to reply, and there may be other can-
didates, as the close of candidates’ nomi-
nations is not until Thursday, June 9.
The forum, which is controlled by a
chairperson, is organised so that each
candidate speaks for five minutes, then
the floor is open to questions.
Questioners have one minute to ask
their question, and candidates have two
minutes each to answer.
A bell is rung when time is up.
Questions may be asked of one or
more candidates. Questioners may only
ask one question each.
In this way, as many people as possible
are able to ask a question.
For enquiries about the forum, please
contact the PICS secretary, Christine
Grayden on 5956 8501.
Ask the candidates
National Vietnam Veterans
museum open day
Museum CEO John Methven welcomes Vietnam Vet-
eran John Daly from country Victoria and gave him
a tour of the museum’s newly acquired troop carrier.
A FREE public open day was held at the
National Vietnam Veterans Museum on
Phillip Island recently.
This free open day was a gesture by the
museum to thank the local community for
In addition to museum exhibits, a vari-
ety of activities were available, particularly
for the children, including face painting,
and making wooden models from kits
provided by the Wonthaggi Wood Crafters.
The Nui Dat Cafe was kept very busy
serving meals and refreshments through-
out the day.
A guided tour of the museum workshop,
which is normally closed to the public, at-
tracted a lot of attention and allowed visi-
tors to see some of the current projects,
including progress on the restoration of a
Museum management were very pleased
with the public response to this open day
with positive feedback from many of the
RIGHT: Former US military and com-
mercial aviation pilot Jim Hoopes was
very impressed with the National Viet-
nam Veterans Museum which brought
back memories of his involvement in
the Vietnam war.
The Wonthaggi Woodcrafters were a very popular attraction at the open day as
children assembled wooden models prepared by the group.
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