ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS Exciting destinations, experienced guides, great value: Russia, Alaska, China, India, Mongolia and more. Phone Hans at Onda Travel (02) 9547 2155 or (02) 9560 3307 (ah). Lic. 2TA003055 ACN 003873130.

CARS IN EUROPE – CITROEN RENAULT PEUGEOT Specials out now. driveEUROPE (02) 9437 4900. Our 40th year of service to the European traveller.

Come touring in ITALY Sep 22-Oct 10. $4,990 ppts land only. Enquire about discount for NSWTF members and family. or email In conjunction with Alumni Travel 2TA 003088.

Travel Opportunity UGANDA Wildlife Journey 29th June-14th July 2014 holiday period. Small group of 12 visiting Mtn. Gorillas & Chimpanzee areas. One single vacancy available. Many National Parks with all the main African wildlife. Call Dennis Weatherall SYD (02) 9520 6023 or Email


BLUEYS BEACH 3/4 bedroom townhouse, short walk to beach & shops. All mod cons. Details Ph (02) 9988 4118 or (02) 4963 6576.

KATOOMBA Delightful Keira Cottage 2brm. Views. Walk to station. Ph:
4784 2222.

HUNTER VINEYARDS Whole house farmstay. Spacious 3brm, 2 bathroom, aircon, wood fires, quiet, private. Close to wineries, restaurants and concert venues. Sleeps 8 to 10. Reas. rates & teacher discount. Ph (02) 4930 4097 after 6pm.

BERMAGUI beautiful 2 bdrm townhouse; sleeps 5. Walk to beach river cafes shops. Linen provided if required. Discounts for long stays.

ARRAWARRA 30km North Coffs Harbour. Quiet new beachfront unit. Excellent swimming, surfing, fishing, walking. Available anytime $80pn Xmas extra. Ph: (02) 6654 1665 or 0428 127662.

WENTWORTH FALLS Beautiful “Wentworth Rose”. Walk to station. 4brm. Ph: 4784 2222.

SCOTTS HEAD (mid north coast) Large 2brm house, large lounge room, dining room, kitchen. Short walk to beaches and river. All modern conveniences, plasma TV. Large entertainment deck. Covered BBQ. Pet friendly backyard. Off street parking. $650-$950. Teacher discount. Details (02) 9665 5347 or 0414 752 349.

BLACKHEATH BLUE MOUNTAINS Delightful Mountain cottage on an acre of enchanted gardens, lazy stroll from Blackheath village’s many cafes, restaurants, antique shops, golf course and world heritage walks. Three bedrooms with hand painted French kitchen with marble bench tops, open fire place, European style hydronic heating throughout and deep cast iron claw foot bath. Contact Nicole on 0404 095 326, email:

MERIMBULA Modern 2 bedroom townhouse in centre from $12 pp. daily. Email:

STOCKTON BEACH HOUSE (NEWCASTLE) – SLEEPS 14. 200m to Stockton SLSC and beach. 1.7klm to Newcastle CBD by ferry-ride. 15klm to Newcastle airport. Both Port Stephens & Hunter Valley wineries are day-trips. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms. Beds – 2 Queen, 3 singles, 2 sets of bunk beds, trio bed (double bottom, single above). Fully fenced yard. Can accommodate 3 small families for a friend’s group holiday. Also suits family reunions or friend’s weekend getaway. See photos Email: Phone 0490 196 697.

CRESCENT HEAD HOLIDAY APARTMENTS ON FACEBOOK Web: Email: Phone: (02) 6566 0258. 2 and 3 bedroom quality self-contained apartments block of 8. Walk to beaches and village. Onsite proprietors past 14 years. 30 mins north of Port Macquarie. Wheelchair friendly, portacots, highchairs.


PARIS APARTMENT Left Bank 7th Arrondissement one bedroom, well appointed, Australian owner Fiona 0416 100 533, 9331 6090

BURGUNDY HOUSE Gracious 6 bedroom home, 3 bathrooms, located in a well serviced village on Yonne and Beuvron rivers. Australian owner Fiona 0416 100 533 or 9331 6090.

SOUTHERN FRANCE - LANGUEDOC Charming little cottage in ancient stone village in the Minervois. Sleeps 3-4 very comfortably. $700 pw. Ph: 0419 500 030.

SOUTH OF FRANCE – LANGUEDOC 3 charming stone houses in traditional French market village, wine region, Canal du Midi, historic villages. From $400 per week. Visit

BURGUNDY, FRANCE Modest 2-bedroom self-contained house in a charming canal village on the River Yonne. Please visit or email:

ITALY-BARGA (TUSCANY) Fully furnished 2 storey townhouse in Medieval hilltop town. Close to Florence, Pisa and Lucca. Sleeps 6 possible 7. Centrally heated, additional full kitchen on covered roof terrace. Excellent base for sightseeing and walking. Euros 500-800 pw. Blog address: Inquiries: or Telephone: (Australia) (02) 4023 4761.

PARIS APARTMENT Great location. Email: Sydney (02) 9357 2120.

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGES Villas, Paris Apartments. Ph: (02) 9440 8796. Email: Site:

SW FRANCE – LANGUEDOC Adjacent centuries-old stone houses in wine-making village near Carcassonne; one sleeps four, the other eight, from $600 a week:
0414 968 397;

FLORENCE & ROME Beautiful apartments. Historic Centre. WiFi & Air-con. Call Jan Dickinson 0419 025 996.

FRANCE SOUTH Traditional house in quaint village in Minervois. Close to Mediterranean. Sleeps 6. $700 pw. 0418 464 379.

LONDON B & B Spacious rooms, easy city access, laundry and self-catering facilities. Reasonable rates Tel/Fax 0011 44 208 694 6538.

FRANCE, PROVENCE Restored 17th C house in medieval fortified village of Entrevaux. Close Nice, Cote d’Azur, Italy. Ph owners (02) 9948 2980

SOUTH OF FRANCE Lovely stone house in heart of typical French village close to the medieval town of Carcassonne and Canal du Midi. Julie 0403 314 928.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Elegant, spacious apartment. Sleeps 4. Central location, historical area, handy to transport. Email: Tel: (02) 8003 4683.


OPPORTUNITY, LOCATION Midi Pyrenees France - FOR SALE 2 bedroom semi-detached house near centre medieval town Saint-Antonin–Noble-Val (Tarn-et-Garonne). (MIP-412). Contact Patrice Carrer. Email:


REMOTE SOLAR ELECTRICITY PANELS 185w Brand New, HIGH quality “Trina” panels. $199 each save 60%, 0412 835 378.

SOLAR POOL HEATING PANELS New OKU, BEST quality & performance. Easy DIY, $89 each. 0412 835 378.


GOLD HISTORY SPECIAL OFFER – HISTORY HILL MUSEUM Some schools may have in their Library, a copy of Hill End Gold published in 1982, heralded then as the most up to date research resource for gold rush history. For any school making an excursion booking for 2013 or 2014 to History Hill Museum at Hill End, upon arrival, the school will receive two complementary books: one copy of expanded 2nd editions of Hill End Gold and one copy of Hill End Hearsay. Hill End Gold (A4 192 pages) centres on Australian gold rushes and is facts and figures, while Hill End Hearsay (A4 224 pages) concentrates on the town, lifestyle and characters that evolve after the gold rush. Both books are available on the website together with full educational tour information. Book values are $49.50 each. Maximum full day tour prices which include lunch and GST are $19.30 per student. We commit to no price rises for museum visits or book purchases for the next two years. Enquiries/bookings: (02) 6337 8222.


REGISTERED TAX AGENT, PART TIME TEACHER Master of Tax laws. Return could be done by mail. Ph: George (02) 9529 6069, email:

ACCOUNTANT, TAX AGENT Visit Please call Mike 9808 3166. Ryde.


VALE VIVIENNE WEBB - 2 July 1923 – 23 February 2014 The funeral for Vivienne was held at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium on 3rd March at 1.45pm, conducted by Rev Derek Bullen. Derek in his address said that Vivienne was “a true child of God…a genuine worshipper”. She grew up in the country a daughter of a school Principal. She was proficient in piano and singing and later joined the Sydney Philharmonic Choir, and the Mosman Musical Society. She went to Sydney Teachers’ College and taught at Crookwell, Hay and Wagga Wagga public schools. She married John Webb in 1949. He was Church Officer at St Andrew’s for many years. In late 1950’s and early 1960’s she was the Infants Mistress at Balgowlah Heights Public School where I first met her as a pupil. She was well liked and respected by the school community and had a real presence in the school. Having a very sharp mind, in the 1980’s she wrote a history of Currajong and later wrote a history of St Andrew’s Church Manly, during Rev Reid’s time. We will remember her for her generosity, her hospitality and her love of life. She loved travelling, her Scottish heritage, her antique collection (dolls being the focus) and other Objets d’Art. She loved her cats, musical costumes, and her encyclopaedia collection. Sadly missed.
Judy Richard


PUPPIES & DOGS Rescue a dog and save a life. More than 200 to choose from. is committed to rescuing neglected, abused and abandoned dogs from the death rows of Sydney pounds and finding them loving homes and we need YOUR help. Log on to and see how you can help keep the dream alive by adopting, fostering, volunteering or simply donating from $29.00 per month or call 9486 3133.

RETIRING SOON? Volunteers for Isolated Students’ Education recruits retired teachers to assist families with their Distance Education Program. Travel and accommodation provided in return for six weeks teaching. Register at or George Murdoch 0421 790 334, Ken Weeks (03) 9876 2680.

HELP SAVE A DOG’S LIFE! No Kill Pet Rescue is in urgent need of foster carers to help save the life of pound dogs. Anyone with the love of dogs can foster. If you would like to be part of this cause, email:

DO YOU HAVE A LOVE OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORY? Old Government House at Parramatta and Experiment Farm Cottage: National Trust Properties, require Volunteers to work as Tour Guides and in Education Programs. Training offered. Information: 9635 8149. email:

ST GEORGE GIRLS HIGH 1964–1969, 50th REUNION, APRIL 2014. Can anyone who was part of that group make contact with: Sue (Webb) Field at

MOUNT AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS All ex-students and staff are invited to participate in celebrating 50 years of Mt Austin High School on the June long weekend in 2014. For more information please send your contact details to: Mount Austin High School, PO Box 7371, Mt Austin NSW 2650.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN HOLDSWORTH COMMUNITY In early 2014 Holdsworth Community, a non-profit organisation in eastern Sydney, is opening Gaden, a new community space in Woollahra. Gaden will be centred around fantastic food, along with daily entertainment, talks, presentations and activities aimed to appeal to community interests. It presents opportunity for people in the community to volunteer their skills, interests and hobbies for the enjoyment of others. If you can help, see or contact Eric at Holdsworth Community on 9302 3600.

STRATHEDEN PUBLIC SCHOOL celebrates its 100th Anniversary on the 12th April, 2014. Ex-students and teachers are invited to attend. Celebrations commence at 10.00 am. Further information available from or (02) 6667 3266.

KEMPS CREEK & BADGERYS CREEK SCHOOLS Searching for students and teachers from Kemp’s Creek and Badgerys Creek Schools during the ‘50s and ‘60s for a reunion in October. Please contact Guy Smith 0247 398 127 or email for further details.

TALLONG PUBLIC SCHOOL CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS 10th & 11th October, 2014. Invitation to past teachers, students, staff, P&C members and the community. Contact school for further information and to register interest on: 0248 410292 or email:

MITCHELL C.A.E. REUNION 1972-1976. At Newcastle Aug 1-3. For info contact Spargs or Blakey at

MT AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL, WAGGA WAGGA – 1964-2014 GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 50th Celebrations – June long weekend. All ex-teachers, students, staff welcome. More info and on-line registration at School Website. or MAHS 50th Committee

REUNION - ROBERT TOWNSON PRIMARY SCHOOL 1994-2006 (The Golden Years) We would love to see all teachers and former teachers from these years at a reunion at Camden Valley Inn on April 25, 2014 at 6:30pm. Details: Call Lynne Wilson 9603 3766 or Jan Rogers 9606 0312.

JANET JOHNSTON RETIRES AFTER 33 YEARS OF TEACHING Please join us to celebrate Janet’s career. NSW permanent positions include; St Clair, Kiama & Monaro High Schools. To be held at Cooma Hotel, Cooma NSW May 3rd 2014 7pm $35. RSVP:

A MEDICAL RESEARCH CAREERS SESSION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS is being run by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) NSW as part of the ASMR Medical Research Week, on Thursday June 5 this year (9:30am-12:30pm) at The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney. Features presentations by scientists from different fields and in different stages of their medical research careers, from postgraduate students, laboratory heads to forensic scientists. Forum provides an opportunity for high school students to hear scientists talk about their day to day working lives and their career paths in an informal manner. To register attendance and further details contact Dr Kristine McGrath Email: (02) 9514 4066. Information and speaker lists will be available on the website or on Facebook (

RED CROSS YOUNG PARENTS PROGRAM IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEER TUTORS from all academic and professional backgrounds to support parents under the age of 25 who are re-engaging with their studies. The role entails helping students develop good study techniques and build the confidence to fulfil the requirements of their chosen TAFE course. For further information contact Autumn at