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Pregnancy: Chinese Medicine for
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In the second trimester your baby will grow rapidly
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Hormonal fluctuations, changes in blood flow,
aches, pains, snoring, frequent urination at night,
or stress, can all contribute to a poor night sleep.
Acupuncture is a beautiful way to ease these
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Increased progesterone in your system will help to
relax your ligaments to accommodate the grow-
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but you are also at risk of overstrain, and injury.
Neck, thoracic, and lower back pain are all com-
mon as your pregnancy progresses. Acupuncture
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ity. Treatment also aims to reduce any underlying
emotional tension that can contribute to pain.
If your placenta is low lying, Chinese herbal medi-
cine and acupuncture may be able to help your
placenta to move up away from your cervix, reduc-
ing the risk of placenta previa at birth. In Chinese
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Coughs & Colds
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MEMBERS of the extended Charlton family will
congregate at Grassy Spur at noon on Sunday,
May 7 for the unveiling a sign to commemorate the
contribution of James and Catherine Charlton to
the South Gippsland area.
The ceremony will take place on the corner of
Charlton Road and Whitelaws track which is
where the original Grassy Spur State School was
located. In particular this sign will recognise the
donation of land by James to the Education De-
partment in 1915 for the use of a school.
Much of the Stony creek area was occupied and
farmed by the Charlton family from the 1880s
through to the late 1900s and there are many
descendants of the family still living in the South
One of the historic homesteads known as ‘Oak-
wood’ was named after the original homestead
in Ireland. It was originally built and owned by
George Charlton (brother of James) and still ex-
ists in Charlton Road.
Whilst most of the remaining homes, Lumeah,
Doreen, View Hill, and many others no longer ex-
ist, there remains many signs of the family's in-
volvement in the area.
James Charlton, son of Robert Charlton who
with two brothers, James and Samuel, came to
Australia from Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland in
Robert Charlton first settled in Kangaroo
Ground later to move to the Stony Creek area with
his family (including young James) in the 1880s
where they cleared around 1000 acres of land for
Descendants of James Charlton and his siblings
attended the school from its date of opening till its
closure in 1974.
Phil Charlton is among the family members or-
ganising the reunion and erection of the sign with
the help of the South Gippsland Shire Council.
“We are expecting in the vicinity of 50 to 70 fam-
ily members to attend the ceremony and then to
meet later at the nearby Stony Creek Hall for (BYO
picnic) lunch and get-together,” Mr Charlton said.
“By my reckoning there are about 400 plus de-
scendants and 500 including spouses of James
and Catherine Charlton (nee Gronow).
“We’d love to see all members of the family there.
James had 12 siblings, eight of which married and
had families of their own.
“Many descendants of James’ siblings also at-
tended the school. All members of the broader
Charlton clan are very welcome and encouraged
“Some family tree information and photos will
be available for the occasion.”
For more details, contact Mr Phil Charlton on
0408 382 971.
AFTER the great success of the first Wonthag-
gi Laneway Festival, organisers have confirmed
the event will be back bigger and better next
Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Associa-
tion president Dee Connell was one the main
organisers behind the success of the festival,
and thanked the many volunteers and sponsors
who supported the community event.
“I was very surprised with the amount of
people who helped. We had over 40 volunteers
helping with the set-up, pack-up and lead-up to
the event,” she said.
“That’s probably the thing I’m happiest with,
that the community really got behind it.
“We hope now that we’ve got one off the
ground and we had good numbers that we can
now use that to apply for more funding and do
some bigger projects.
“Now that people know what it’s all about, I
would imagine a lot more community groups
would be able to figure out what their place will
be within the festival.
“We especially need to thank the Bass Coast
Shire Council for getting the project off the
ground. We received a huge amount of fund-
ing and ongoing hands-on assistance from the
events team and without them we would not
have been as organised or able to hold the event
The Laneway Festival would like to thank the
Caledonian Hotel for its assistance with the
main stage line-up, Wonthaggi Rotary for join-
ing the committee and helping run the event
as well as donating funds towards the school
artwork project, YMCA FReeZA for running the
FReeZA stage, the Wonthaggi Men’s Shed for
building pallet seating and pallet gardens and
ArtSpace Gallery members for their assistance
and being part of the organising committee and
other community groups who participated on
Wonthaggi Secondary College, Newhaven Col-
lege and Wonthaggi Primary School helped cre-
ate fantastic artworks which were displayed on
the day and Drift Media worked on the projec-
tion project with students.
The Laneway Festival would like to thank its
Major sponsors – The Wonthaggi Club, Ezyas
Carwash, The Wonthaggi Plaza, TNT Explosive
Printz, Connells Bakery and Wrenches Foot-
Event sponsors – Wonthaggi Vet Clinic, Won-
thaggi Newsagency and Lotto, Bass Coast Mu-
sic, ABC Hearing, Wonthaggi Recyclers, Coldon
Homes, Wonthaggi Bendigo Bank, Kip McGrath,
Foons and Production Corp.
School artwork sponsors – Trimmer Tree,
One Stop Shop, Wonthaggi Vet Clinic, Brain
Paynter, Oaktree Boutique and TS Construc-
THE Rotary Club of Korumburra was
pleased to induct two new members, Helen
Comer and Rod Packham, at its meeting on
Helen and Rod have both moved to Korum-
burra within the past year and are keen to get
involved with their local community.
Helen works in retail management and has
always enjoyed volunteering to help others.
One example of this was with the Salvation
Army when she lived in Swan Hill.
Rod has worked in the aged care profession,
and was formally a member of Rotaract in
Devonport and the Nunawading Lions Club,
so he also has a long history of volunteering.
Both Helen and Rod have already been busy
attending Rotary meetings and assisting at ca-
tering functions and the recent Working Horse
and Tractor Rally.
They are looking forward to getting to know
lots of people in the local community.
The Rotary Club of Korumburra is proud to
welcome two committed new members, who
are happy to put ‘Service Above Self ’.
School children at the school taken c1920. The teacher on the right is Winifred Spry later
to become wife of William Charlton, eldest son of James Charlton. Phil Charlton’s father
Rae, third from left, is in the front row nursing a cat. A number of other Charltons are also
in the photo.
The former Grassy Spur State School prior
to its demolition in 1990. It closed in 1974
but not before many Charlton children were
Charltons to reunite
at Grassy Spur site Volunteers played a huge part in the success of the first Wonthaggi Laneway Festival re-
cently including back Graeme Sprague, Neville Goodwin, front Dee Connell, Jess Bodiam
and Gary Sharrock. M561417_snap
will be back
Two new faces at Rotary
Rotary Club of Korumburra president Peter Biggins welcomes Helen Comer and Rod
Packham after their induction.
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