Inside a suburban garage, a group of young men talkedabout motorbikes, parties, weddings andMasterchef.
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This was not small talkbetween friends, but a coded terrorist plot to attack an n Federal Police building, Lithgow jail,and engage in warfare in a forestto “achieve martyrdom”.

The six young men also used words like “banana” and “motorbike” for guns, “party” for a terror attack, “wombat hole” for their meeting place, and “China” for fighting with Islamic State overseas.

Sulayman Khalid, who has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences. Photo: YouTube

SulaymanKhalid, 22,JibyrlAlmaouie, 23, and a 16-year-old,who cannot be identified,each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit acts in preparation for a terrorist actin the NSW Supreme Court on Monday.

FarhadSaid, 25,and MohamedAlmaouie, 21,earlier admitted to possessing documents connected with the preparation of a terrorist act.

A sixth man, 21-year-old IbrahimGhazzawy​, pleaded guilty to possessing documents in 2016 and was jailed for at least six years and four months.

Justice GeoffreyBellew​lifted long-standing non-publication orders onthe case, revealing the group’s clandestine methods of discussing and planning anattack in late 2014.

The menwere beingmonitoredby counter-terror investigatorswhode-coded their conversations in text messages, phone calls, and during meetings in ringleader Khalid’s Regents Park garage, known to the group as the “wombat hole”.

Jibryl Almaouie, who has pleaded guilty to terrorism offences. Photo: Supplied

According to a statement of facts tendered atGhazzawy’ssentencing in May, he was a member of the “Khalid group” and adhered to the religious ideology Wahhabi-Salafism, which inspires Islamic State.

During raids in December 2014, police found several documents in a black suitcase in Khalid’s garage, which he used ashis bedroom.

One note described an attack on an AFP building in the city or Parramatta.

“Helicopters and all that so we are going to fight tillshahada[an Islamic creed] anyway so we might as well do something major,” the note read.

Another document described plans for “gorilla” warfare.

“The plan is gorilla (sic) warfare … we are going to go to the woods and attack the dogs there, Blue Mountains and the surrounding forests.”

A third document identified Lithgow jail as a target.

Jibryl Almaouie and his brother Mohamed Rashad Almaouie. Photo: Supplied

“InshaAllah if we make progress we will attack it,” the note said.

A torn and screwed up note found in Khalid’s kitchendescribed350litres of fuel for “motorbikes” and mentioned “long ones” and “short ones”.

Khalid also sent text messages in November relating to training for an attack.

“We’regonnatry to get in the master chefs competition.It depends what the master chefs conditions are cause there a lot of mad chefs out there that know how to cook pasta then u got chicken lamb sheep all kinds of nice tender foods,” hewrote.

Prosecutors’ statement of facts described the notes as serious.

“The documents demonstrate an active and real consideration of the type of terrorist act contemplated, and its target. They outline different methods for the commission of one or more acts of terrorism and set out possible targets.”

Ghazzawytold a psychologist he felt “uncomfortable” after the group’s meetings, and went along with it because he didn’t want to feel like a “nothing person”.

“I didn’t want anyone to think bad of me,” he said.

The four men and the teenagerawaiting sentencing will face a three-day hearing in October.

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New facilities: An artist’s impression of the five star parents’ room that will soon open at the revamped Stockland Green Hills.Aquietroom for children with sensory disorders or intellectual disabilities isamong the new facilitiesto be unveiled at Stockland Green Hills in the coming months.
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A new five star parents’ room –where children can be changed, fed or given some time out fromthe hustle and bustle of the shopping centre –is also part of the $412 million revamp of retailprecinct in Maitland’s east.

The quiet room was designed as a calm, safe space in a low sensory environment for parents and children.

It’s expected to open in November.

“We believe it is important to remove the barriers experienced by the four million ns with a disability, so they can have the same access and opportunities that we do,” Stockland development manager Daniel Brabant said.

Stockland focuses on inclusivity | Photos Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Jeff Wall from Multiplex and Tim Beattie from Stockland at the construction zone for the next stage of work. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Andrew Biady from Blooms with Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Andrew Biady from Blooms, gives Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore a blood test, and Peter Green, manager of Blooms.

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson with a Knights jumper, manager of Best and Less Karen Roe and Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Opening of stage one of the big new Stockland Green Hills shopping centre.

Opening of stage one of the big new Stockland Green Hills shopping centre.

Paterson MP Meryl Swanson, Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison, and Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore.

Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Jeff Wall from Multiplex, Tim Beattie from Stockland, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Stockland Green Hills centre manager Chris Travers and member for Paterson Meryl Swanson.

Stockland Green Hills centre manager Chris Travers, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Just Cuts manager Vicki Kirkland, Stockland Green Hills manager Chris Travers, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

Just Cuts manager Vicki Kirkland, Stockland Green Hills manager Chris Travers, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore, member for Paterson Meryl Swanson, member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison.

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GOLDEN WIN: Tyrrell’s managing director Bruce Tyrrell and daughter Jane with the 2011 Stevens Semillon.OF the Hunter producers’ wines that last week won three 2017 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Showtrophies and 15 gold medals, 13 are currently available.
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The show attracted 2100 entries from 352 producers from NSW, Victoria, South , Western , the ACT and Tasmania. In four days of judging by a panel headed by former Hunter winemaker Samantha Connew, more than 11,000 glasses of wine were poured and assessed.

The Tyrrell’s family wine company’s $80-a-bottle 2011 Stevens Semillon won the Lindeman Trophy for the best mature white and the David Clarke Trophy for the best semillon. It also notched up a 97-point top gold medal in the 2015 and older semillon class and is currently available only at the Broke Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and ontyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au.

The wine comes from prized vineyards first planted in 1911 by the Stevens family, Pokolbin neighbours of the Tyrrells, who since 1993 have taken the grapes under a handshake deal.

The Tyrrell’s 2012 Vat 47 Chardonnay was awarded the James Busby Trophy for the best NSW wine, winning the trophy for the third consecutive year.

The 2013 Vat 47 Chardonnay took the 96-point top gold in the 2014 and older chardonnay class and both wines can be bought for $70 a bottle attyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au, the cellar door and some bottle shops.

Tyrrell’s won a fourth gold medal with the $80 2017 Vat 1 Semillon, which is only available at cellar door andtyrrells苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Brokenwood also claimed four Sydney gold medals with its flagship 2007 and 2011 ILR Reserve Semillon whites (2015 and older semillon class), the Beechworth-sourced 2016 Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay and 2016 Beechworth Sangiovese.

The 2007 ILR only exists in museum stocks but the 2011 IRL will soon be available at $75 a bottle in wine stores, at the McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, cellar door and onbrokenwood苏州夜总会招聘.au.

The $55 2016 Indigo chardonnay (2016 chardonnay class), reviewed below, and the $36 2016 sangiovese (2016 other red varietals class) are both available at cellar door and onbrokenwood苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Richard Friend and John Hindman’s wonderful little Pokolbin Estate vineyard, in McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, once again confounded the nay-sayers by winning a Sydney gold medal with its 2007 Riesling. It is the only Hunter planting of riesling – a variety deemed unsuited to the Hunter.

The wine, made by long-time contract winemaker Andrew Thomas, won gold in the 2015 and older riesling class and is available in limited quantities at thecellar door andpokolbinestate苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Grapes from Pokolbin Estate also produced the $40 Andrew Thomas 2015 Dam Block Shiraz that won gold in the 2015 shiraz class.

Andrew also won 2015 shiraz class gold with his $35 2015 Sweetwater Shiraz and both reds are at the cellar door at Tuscany Wine Estate on the corner of Hermitage Rd and Mistletoe Lane, Pokolbin, and onthomaswines苏州夜总会招聘.au.

Bimbadgen Estate and the iconic Tulloch brand each won two Sydney gold medals.

The $30 Tulloch 2017 Julia Limited Release Semillon (2017 semillon class) and the $26 2016 Cellar Release Hilltops Barbera (2016 other red varieties class) can be boughtat the Tulloch cellar door on the corner of De Beyers and McDonalds roads, Pokolbin, ontulloch苏州夜总会招聘.auand in wine stores.

The Bimbadgen gold medals were won by the as-yet unreleased 2014 Hunter Valley Signature Semillon (2015 and older semillon class) and the 2013 Hunter Valley Signature Chardonnay (2014 and older chardonnay class), which is available at $60onbimbadgen苏州夜总会招聘.au, at the790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, wineryand in bottle shops.

The star of the Sydney show was the Rieslingfreak 2017 No 3 Clare Valley, which won a remarkable five trophies – the best wine of the show, the best wine exhibited in capital city wine shows in the past 12 months and trophies for the best white wine, best riesling and best young white.

It is rare for one wine to take out so many trophies and the last time a riesling was Sydney Wine Show’s best wine was in 2003.

The wines was made by South n winemaker John Hughes, who suffers from cerebral palsy and gained wide public esteem in 2011 after he exited the Masterchef TEN network television cooking show in spectacular and despairing fashion.

John Hughes only established his small Rieslingfreak operation in 2009 and the brand originated from the nickname his fellow Adelaide University winemaking course classmates gave him because of his passion for riesling.

“My love for riesling comes from its variety and diversity, being able to go from sparkling to fortified and dry to sweet,” he said.

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HAMILTON’SRhys Cooper and Valentine’s AlexTserepas will take time out from their clubs’ push for NPL silverware to team up in the Newcastle Titans futsal side to tour China from Wednesday.

Cooper will miss second-placed Hamilton’s game with Lake Macquarie on Sunday and arrive back the morning of their crucial final-round clash with Broadmeadow on August 12.

Tserepas, who hasplayed mostly off the bench, will be away for fifth-placed Valentine’s vital game against Edgeworth on Saturday. Fellow Titans Matt Hoole (Broadmeadow) and Daniel Casciaroli (Charlestown) are not making the trip.

The Titans won the n Futsal Association national titles in Penrith in January after winning the state cup late last year. They defeated Victoria 10-7 in the national grand final and were invited tothe annual Pearl River Delta Cup inJiangmen.

RD 21 (all 2.30pm): Saturday: Jaffas v Maitland, Valentine v Edgeworth. Sunday: Charlestown v Weston, Lake Macquarie v Hamilton, Broadmeadow v Jets Youth.

** Tickets to the first NPL grand finals to be held at McDonald Jones Stadium went on sale on Tuesday.

Prices are$15 for adults, $12 concession and $7 for children aged 4-16, plus credit card and handling fees, through Ticketmaster.

Tickets are all general admission and cover entry into the western grandstand level one and thehill areasfor the September 2 deciders, takingin 18 years(2pm), 20 years(4pm) and first grade (7pm).

** The Northern League One premiership finishes this weekend with Cooks Hill (40 points, +28 goals), Thornton (39, +30), Kahibah (38, +25) and Belswans (38, +16) in the mix.

Cooks Hill host New Lambton on Saturday, while Thornton welcome Belswans and Kahibah are at home to Wallsend on Sunday.

Last weekend, Belswans beat South Cardiff 2-1, Kahibah edged out Cessnock 1-0, Cooks Hill downed Singleton 3-1, Thornton defeated Wallsend 3-0 and New Lambton drew with Toronto-Awaba 3-3.

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Students aspire to entertain ASPIRE: Students Tom Rodgers and Isabella Rendina play love interests in the musical spectacular, The Hoarders Next Door. Picture: Marina Neil.
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Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Great experience: The sixth ASPIRE production explores people, possessions, and community. Picture: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

Action: About 130 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from 29 Catholicschools collaborated. Pictures: Marina Neil.

TweetFacebookThe Hoarders Next Doorat Civic Theatre fromAugust 2 to August5.

Students have been involved in every aspect of the production, from the backstage crew and set design, to the music, singing, acting and dancing.

Some tickets are still availablevia Ticketek.

“It’s a really professional experience,”Year 11 student Tom Rodgers, also of St Francis Xavier’s College, said.

“It has also been great getting to know students from other Catholic schools. It has been really inclusive, I’ve felt very welcomed, and inspired as well.”

Year 10 student Zoe Walker, of St Pius X high school at Adamstown, said she hopedaudiences would take away a sense of community and belonging from the performance.

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Questions about Rocky Hill mine water plans Beauty: The view at Gloucester towards where the proposed Rocky Hill coking coal mine could be established.
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Protests: Residents are making their views on the proposed mine known.

Against: Gloucester residents (from left) Dimity Bowden, Helen Evans, Mick O’Brien, Denise and Bruce Gilbert, who oppose the proposed mine.

TweetFacebook Poll shows Gloucester residents overwhelmingly oppose Rocky Hill coal mineAn area known for its natural beauty is fighting a coal mine proposal, againTHE NSW Department of Primary Industries has raised serious questions about water management at the proposed Rocky Hill coal mine at Gloucester as a new poll shows residents overwhelmingly oppose the mine.

The department questioned a proposed water sharing arrangement between the mine, on the approaches to Gloucester, and Yancoal’s Stratford Duralie mine complex, in a letter to the Department of Planning on July 30. The Department of Planning is assessingthe mine application before making a recommendation about its future.

The Department of Primary Industries said the long term feasibility of the water sharing arrangement was unclear as it assumed no further development by Yancoal, and requires that both mine sites be “inextricably linked”.

The department requested more information on impacts to downstream water users, including discussions between Rocky Hill and downstream licensed users about theirbasic landholder rights.

On Monday Groundswell Gloucester released the results of a ReachTEL phone poll of more than 700 residents showing 73 per cent of residents do not want the mine, and only 19 per cent think it should go ahead.

Women outnumbermen in opposing the project on environmental, health and tourism grounds, and people aged over 50 also opposethe proposal in greater numbers.

Only 16 per cent of women polled support the mine, with 76.5 per cent opposed to it. The largest group to oppose the mine are people aged 51-65, with 77.9 per cent opposed.

Groundswell Gloucester spokesperson John Watts said the poll on the night of July 27 showed the community “has had enough and the government and MPs will ignore these results at their peril”.

“Over 200 people recently attended a public meeting in Gloucester and voted unanimously to tell the government that it must act to stop this flawed proposal. This poll shows that the community overwhelmingly does not want a 220m deep, dirty and polluting coal mine on the doorstep of the township.

“Noise, dust and toxic blast fumes will be what the Gloucester community will be forced to endure sixdays aweek until 10pm. That is simply unacceptable.”

Mr Watts quoted Mid-Coast Council administrator John Turner, who grew up in a mining town and made a submission that “this mine is simply too close to town”.

The ReachTEL pollfound that 58 per cent of residents thought the mine would adversely affect tourism while63 per cent said it would adversely affect the health of the Gloucester community.

Gloucester Resources, which first proposed a Rocky Hill mine in 2006, has applied to operate three open cut pits up to 220 metres deep to mine for coking coal, and use Yancoal facilities to transport it to Newcastle.

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READY FOR ACTION: n Flying Corps squadron aircraft waiting for their pilots to take them into action.Photo courtesy of The Digger’s View by Juan Mahony.Newcastle Morning Herald transcriptions and Hunter Valley enlistment and death details for July 30-August 5, 1917.
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AUSTRALIAN AVIATORSMr Andrew Fisher, High Commissioner for , who was accompanied by Colonels Griffiths and Reynolds, visited the n Flying Cadets, quartered at Oxford, where 136 are undergoing a practical course of training.The men were chosen from the ranks. All were picked for their physique and youth, and mostly because they possessed considerable mechanical knowledge.Training is very thorough in all departments of aeroplane work. So keen are the students that they are able to complete the course in half the usual time. The majority of the instructors are British, although there are several ns who gained experience on the various battle fronts.The consensus of opinion among the British instructors is that ns are peculiarly fitted for air work, and will make first-class fliers. All speak in high terms of the men’s exemplary conduct during training.After daily study in the workshops the men are compelled to indulge in athletics, the University authorities providing every facility. When the technical course is completed the men will be drafted to various aerodromes in Britain to undergo flying tests. Some hundreds have already passed to the final stage. An interesting feature of the instruction consists of a scale model of a famous war salient, on which, by electrical means, mimic shells burst over the ground, while an embryo aviator views the ground from a high gallery. Thus he is able to accustom himself to the appearance of trench systems, and to acquire a knowledge of aerial photography.Mr. Fisher visited the various colleges and saw the men at work. He was afterwards entertained by the corps in the dinner hall at Queen’s College.In a speech, Mr Fisher said he was glad to meet the ns’ latest arm of war service. It proved that was able to keep in line in every new venture. He was delighted to hear praise concerning their conduct. Upon them rested ‘s reputation in competition with men from all parts of the Empire. He hoped the name of would long be their inspiration. He looked to them to bring to the air service that initiative and boldness which had characterised their part in the war.

FREE PHOTOS FOR SOLDIERSDuring the past six months enthusiasm has been shown by the honorary workers of the Snapshots from Home League, of the YMCA, in providing free photographs of home scenes, relatives, and friends to those on active service. The total membership of the various leagues throughout the Commonwealth now numbers 5090, serving some 700 different centres, as against 2600 members, and 400 centres in February last. Since the Snapshots League was first formed in , thousands of applications have been received from our men abroad, on troopships, in camps in , and from their friends in the Commonwealth. This does not merely represent the amount of work carried out by the army of snapshotters belonging to the leagues, as the largest part of the work is done by the members getting the names of men at the front from rolls of honour, etc., and visiting the homes of the men, and taking photographs of their friends, to be forwarded to them. In a letter recently received, a member of the AIFstated: “The snapshots taken by you of my parents and sisters have reached me, and I cannot express how deeply grateful I am. You are engaged in a noble work, and I can assure you we appreciate the spirit in which it is done. So often the soldier becomes despondent and anxious for those at home, and a glance at their likenesses does one a great deal of good. I have watched soldiers on different occasions gazing for quite a long time into the likenesses of the ones they love.” Amateur photographers in this district, who are not already members of the league, may become enrolled as such, and gain much interesting and pleasurable experience by applying for membership to Miss Scott, care Scott’s, Ltd., Newcastle.

CARRINGTONAt the school of arts hall on Saturday night, the members of tile Carrington Football Club presented Private P. Scully, captain of the 4th grade team, who is leaving for the front, with a wristlet watch and money-belt. After the toast of The Kinghad been duly honoured, the president of the school of arts said he was pleased to see such a large number of the members of the football club present to do honour to their departing comrade. He hoped that in the near future they would have the pleasure of welcoming home Private Scully as safe and sound as he was leaving them. MrH. Hogan, in proposing the toast of The Guest,said they were sorry to lose Private Scully as a member of the club and a comrade, but hoped it was only for a short time. He wished him luck whilst away. The toast was enthusiastically received. Private Scully, in responding, said he would not forget the Carrington boys whilst away. He was sorry that he was severing his connection with the football club, but hoped that it was only for a short time. Mr J.A. Devon, secretary of the Carrington Football Club, in making the presentation, said they were losing one of their best players by the departure of Private Scully. If he fought the enemy as well as he fought his opponents on the football field he would render a good account of himself. It gave him great pleasure, on behalf of his clubmates, to present him with the watch and belt. MrC. Bushy, on behalf of the younger members of the school of arts, then presented Private Scully with a fountain pen, after which Private Scully was presented with a safety razor.

KILLINGWORTHA memorial service was held in St. Peter’s Anglican Church on Sunday in memory of the late Private Joseph Pritchard, who was recently killed in action in France.MrsJames Cherry, senior of Killingworth, received a letter from her son, Private Oliver James Cherry, from a Canadian hospital in England, where he is convalescing from a severe attack of trench fever after serving 11months in France. Private O. J. Cherry enlisted in July, 1915, and served in Gallipoli and Egypt before going to France. His friends will be glad to learn that he is well on the way to recovered health. Another son, James, is now a warrant officer on the headquarters’staff in France; while a third son, Robert, is also at the front “somewhere in France”.

NEWCASTLE’S WATTLE DAYIn Newcastle on Wednesday there was no mistaking the character of the day, for wattle was seen in every direction. The members of the Newcastle Wattle Day League had organised their forces with excellent effect, and there was an ample supply of the popular flower and also many buyers. This was evident from the fact that nearly every person wore a sprig of the n national flower. The weather was perfect. The blooms had been gathered in every direction, and quantities came from distant places. The league had established their headquarters at the Central Methodist Mission Hall and early in the morning there were ample supplies for a start, and these were replenished as the day wore on.A short ceremony was held under the auspices of the league at the Anzac Memorial in front of the Newcastle Post Office at noon, in the presence of a large crowd. Three wreaths of wattle were placed on the monument.

HEXHAMNews has been received that Corporal D. Julien Weinberg has been wounded in France. The young soldier was a Russian, from Lodz, Poland, where his parents reside. Joining the British forces in Egypt he fought at Gallipoli, where he was wounded. After his discharge he came to , where he again enlisted in the 34th Battalion.

PRIVATE W. EAGLESMr and MrsEnoch Eagles, of Victoria-street, Adamstown, received word Tuesday that their son, Private W. Eagles, who was wounded on June 7th, is progressing favourably. He received a wound in the right leg and right arm and shoulder. Private Eagles has been awarded the Military Medal for gallant action on May 17th and 18th. Private Eagles volunteered to carry despatches under heavy fire, and for his gallant action he was awarded the Military Medal. Private Eagles previous to enlisting was a miner at Burwood Colliery.

PRIVATE H. SHEARSMiss Shears of Minmi, has received the following letter: “You will have heard the sad news of the death of your brother, Harry, who was killed in action on the 9/6/’17. I wish to convey to you the sympathy of the men of his company. He was one of the original members of the battalion, and was of particular value among the men, because he had gone through so much and done so well, consequently we all feel his loss very keenly. He proved himself to be a splendid soldier, cool in danger, and fearless in action. It will be some comfort to you to know that he was not called upon to suffer pain. He passed quietly to his rest, and was buried in a grave, with some of his friends behind our lines. We thought of you and all your family, and ask, in prayer, that God would give you comfort in your sorrow, and that you might be proud of the way that your brother had been faithful in duty until his death. Yours (Signed), Private A. Bamback and Jock Fullocks.”

PRIVATE J. BARKERMrs Annie Barker, of the Selections, Abermain, has been notified officially that her husband, Private James Barker, was killed in action in France on July 20th, 1917. He left with a local battalion, and had three sons at the front. One was killed and another invalided home, leaving one still in action.

ENLISTMENTSWilliam Read Beeston, Hamilton; Oliver Carlow Capararo, Carrabolla; Frederick Clarke, Karuah; Henry Gunn, Scone; William Haddow, Gateshead; Ralph Peel Scott, Stanford Merthyr; William Henry Smith, Linwood; Thomas Clifton Storey, Mayfield; George Frederick White, Islington; Andrew James Wilson, Carrington; John Herbert Young, Lambton.

DEATHSGnr Arthur William Black, Lochinvar; Pte George Arthur Blanch, Karuah; Pte Aaron Herbert Hayes, Islington; Pte Ernest Reign Urwin, Plattsburg.

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A highly intoxicated driver who twice failed to register a reading has indicated he will plead guilty to having a reading more than six times the legal limit – .316.
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Haydn James Blennerhassett, 47, of Wall Street, Camperdown, indicated he would plead guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to driving under the influence of alcohol and drink driving.

But, magistrate Cynthia Toose declined to hear the case as Blennerhassett was not represented and was at severe risk of going to prison.

The case was adjourned for a hearing before another magistrate on August 14.

Police said that on the afternoon of November 16 last year Blennerhassett was driving a silver Camry along the Daylesford-Trentham Road towards Trentham, which is 70 kilometres north-east of Ballarat.

Two witnesses watched him driving for 20 minutes, noting he was extremely erratic and swerving wildly from the extreme left-hand side of the road into oncoming traffic.

The witnesses tried to get Blennerhassett to stop but he refused.

Blennerhassett then crossed double white lines into oncoming traffic and missed collisions with about 10 cars only because other drivers took evasive action.

Two drivers actually stopped their cars on the side of the road.

Blennerhassett finished up stopping in the middle of the T-intersection of the Daylesford-Trentham Road with the Trentham Falls Road.

He got out of his car with a 700ml bottle of Johnny Walker whisky, which he placed on the top of his car’s roof.

The witnesses took his keys and police were called.

Officers found Blennerhassett slumped in the driver’s seat, he had difficultly lifting his head, drool was coming from his mouth and he had appeared to have vomited on himself.

He was unable to get out of his car without assistance and had to be helped into a police vehicle.

Blennerhassett also had great difficulty keeping his pants up.

His preliminary breath test reading said: “out of range”.

He was taken back to the Daylesford police station and his first reading there said: “blowing not allowed”.

A second reading later recorded .316.

Because of two prior drink driving offences Blennerhassett had a zero alcohol licence condition and he was that drunk police took him to hospital.

He initially denied drinking alcohol but then broke down crying, saying: “I’m stuffed”.

The magistrate said Blennerhassett was looking at a term of imprisonment and he needed to be represented by a lawyer.

She said it was his third drink driving offence and the intersection where Blennerhassett stopped his car was extremely dangerous.

The Standard, Warrnambool

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NDCA honours Test players Wilson, Watkins John Watkins bowling against Pakistan at the SCG in 1973.
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Watkins with Bob Massie after the win over Pakistan at the SCG.

Watkins goes down after a nasty blow on the knee during his match-winning 36 in the second innings against Pakistan.

Watkins goes down after a nasty blow on the knee during his match-winning 36 in the second innings against Pakistan.

Watkins goes down after a nasty blow on the knee during his match-winning 36 in the second innings against Pakistan.

Watkins batting for Hamilton-Wickham in 1975.

Watkins playing against Pakistan.

Paul Wilson bowling for .

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

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TweetFacebookNewcastle District Cricket Association inducted former Test players John Watkins and Paul Wilson as life members at its annual general meeting on Tuesday night.

Watkins, a leg spinner from Hamilton, was picked for against Pakistan at the SCG in 1973 despite having just five first-class games under his belt.His teammates included Ian and Greg Chappell, Doug Walters, Rod Marsh, Max Walker and Dennis Lillee.

Watkins did not take a wicket insix overs in the first innings and was not required when Lillee and Walker routed Pakistanfor 106 in the second innings to win by 52 runs.

But he made a career-best 36 in the second innings and shared a match-winning stand of 86 for the ninth wicket with Bob Massie.

It turned out to be his only Test, although the now 74-year-old toured the West Indies the following year.

Paceman Wilson was also wicketless in his only Test, against India in Kolkata in 1988, although took only five wickets in a heavy innings defeat.

“Blocker”, now 45, has forged a successful umpiring career since retiring as a player.

The NDCA named Sydney Business Chamber executive director, Cricket NSW board member and former NSW Upper House Liberal MPPatricia Forsythe as its patron.

The 65-year-old Novocastrian is a member of the well known Wingrove cricketing and baseball family.

NDCA chairman Paul Marjoribanks was re-elected unopposed for an 11th season, and Wests all-rounder Joe Price and first-grade umpire Graeme Bruce joined the board in place of Paul Robertson and David Redden, neither of whom sought re-election.

The association also presented Waratah stalwart Steve Christie with itsContribution to the Gameaward.

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Callinan slices through in US HIGH HOPES: Ryan Callinan takes to the air in round two contest at the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach. Picture: WSL/Morris
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TweetFacebook Ryan Callinan at US Open of Surfing in round 2WSL / KENNETH MORRIS picturesRYAN Callinan safely negotiated the Huntington Beach pier and his way into round three at the US Open of Surfing with apowerful display on Tuesday (AEST).

The Merewether surfer was second behind countryman and championship tour rookie Ethan Ewing to book a showdown with Frenchman Joan Duru, Brazilian Alejo Muniz and Japan’s Hiroto Ohhara at the 10,000-point qualifying series contest.

Callinan was third and needing a 5.8 to progress with less than eight minutes remaining and produced two powerful turns before slicing through the pier pylons for a 6.77. That combined with a6.17 from another two-turn wave midway through the heat to put him into second with 12.94.

Peru’s Miguel Tudela remained a threat late but Callinan improved his buffer with a carbon copy ofhis two-turn, pylon-threading ride for a 6.4 and 13.17 total.Ewing won with 13.8, Tuleda finished on 11.96 and Sam Pupo on 9.5.

Callinan had earlier gone to the air twice in the battle for a top-two spot but was unable to ride out of the landings.

The goofy-footer lost to Ewing in the quarter-finals of the same eventlast year when he was on the CT and his rival was powering his way to the main tour on the QS.

Meanwhile, Port Stephens’Mitch Dawkins and Newcastle’sPaul Snow won their over-40 quarter-finals on Tuesday at the Surfmasters national titles at Duranbah.

Dawkins, the over-35s champion,starred with a17.90 two-wave total and will chase a second title on Wednesday.

Swansea’s Glen Valaire was second in his over-50s quarter-final to progress.

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