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THIS is the last State Coal Mines
I would greatly like to thank
Nathan – editor of the Sentinel-
Times for finding the space in
the newspaper each week which
helped us name our miners pho-
We have named about 70 per
cent of the photos, but as the older
photos re-appear, the names are
Also, thank you to all readers of
the Sentinel-Times for the phone
calls and emails on naming the
miners... and the great conversa-
tions I have had with our older
At the SCM Family History Re-
source Centre, I have gathered so
much information on the miners
and this has been put into folders
for everyone to view, so over Christ-
mas, do come down the Wonthaggi
State Coal Mine, check out our re-
source centre, check out your fam-
ily miner and also have a great day
walking around the mines.
So much has been done this
year. If you have not been for a
while, I do guarantee you will have
a great day.
Thanks again to all for your
In this week’s photo, we only
need the name of the second per-
son from the left. All others have
Contact Noelene on 5672 4739,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mines
Resource Centre, Garden Street,
Wonthaggi between 10am and
3pm and a duty member will be
only too pleased to help.
State Coal Mine historians would love to find out the name of the miner pictured second from left.
The last ‘Our History’
THE South Gippsland
Gem and Lapidary Club
is still desperately look-
ing for new rooms with
the countdown on for the
club to move out of its
The club has been op-
erating since 1988 in the
old Leongatha Bowling
The rooms have dete-
riorated over the years
and the bowling club is
keen to get rid of the old
To relocate, the South
Gippsland Gem and Lapi-
dary Club needs a space
with lots of room, con-
nected water, good light-
ing, and a place where the
heavy polishing gear can
be left in- situ.
At the club’s recent
AGM, finding new clu-
brooms was put as the
number one priority.
It is hoped new rooms
will get more people in-
terested in the hobby, and
bring in some members.
At the same AGM, Jan-
ice Pitcher, president for
18 years resigned, as did
the secretary Helen Patch-
ing after 10 years.
Taking over as president
is Rob Ray of Korumbur-
ra, and secretary is Chris
Rump of Kardella South.
The clubrooms will be
closed over the Christ-
mas break, reopening on
January 11 – in time for a
field-trip on January 16.
Anyone with an interest
in fossicking and joining
the club should contact
Rob on 0488 616 248, or
Chris on 0439 622 105.
The workshop is open
from 9am to 2.30pm on
Mondays – come by the
old Leongatha Bowling
Clubrooms to see mem-
bers at work.
Gem club to dig in
Chris Rump has taken over as secretary of the South Gippsland Gem and Lapidary
Club. The club is in a state of flux at the moment as it desperately seeks a new home.
RESIDENTS frustrated with poor
mobile phone coverage across the
Mornington Peninsula, Western
Port, Bass Coast and Phillip Island
are invited to make a submission to
the Mobile Coverage Program.
Nominations for Round 2 of the
Mobile Black Spot Program are
open until December 31.
The Commonwealth Government
has committed $60 million to im-
prove mobile coverage in the elec-
Flinders MP Greg Hunt said Phil-
lip Island’s popularity as a destina-
tion for tourists during the peak
summer season increases the pres-
sure on mobile phone networks.
“I have had many residents come
to me with concerns over inade-
quate or non-existent mobile phone
coverage, especially during the holi-
“This is an opportunity for people
to make a submission about why
their area should be prioritised for
“I strongly encourage residents to
nominate a mobile black spot for
Locations nominated as mobile
black spots will be added to a na-
tional database, which will inform
mobile service providers as part
of a competitive selection process,
where operators will be required
to nominate sites where they would
build new or upgraded base sta-
“The Coalition invested $100 mil-
lion under Round 1 of the program,
which will see an additional 500
mobile base stations built Australia-
wide. “This is the biggest one-time
increase in mobile coverage from a
single funding program in the his-
tory of mobile telecommunications
Nominations for Round 2 of the
Mobile Black Spot Programme can
be made online at www.communi-
cations.gov.au/blackspots or can be
emailed to Mr Hunt at greg.hunt.
email@example.com by December 31.
on mobile coverage
Our history - by Noelene Lyons
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