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The Indi Weekly Scoop Friday 9 November

Posted November 09, 2018


photo: Wodonga RSL sub-branch senior vice-president Peter White unveiled the new memorial wall at Reid Street with Cathy as part of its Armistice Day Commemorations.


Grants provide lasting legacies

Seven RSL sub-branches and one historical society in Indi have been awarded $45,666 in Armistice Centenary Grants. Cathy will join Kiewa tonight at the opening of an exhibition focused on the local link to Charleroi, Belgium before attending commemorations at Benalla and Bright on Sunday. Click on the names for more details.

photo: Rutherglen RSL secretary David Martin, Wodonga RSL senior vice-president Peter White and president Kevyn Williams look over Gladstone Robert McGowan’s World War I diaries and maps.

Family link to the past

The Armistice Centenary Commemorations also gave Cathy the chance to share her own family’s link to an important occasion. Her grandfather Gladstone Robert McGowan served in France and Belgium as an engineer in World War I and a precious family heirloom are his diaries and maps from the period, which refer to the first Armistice Day and being based in Amiens, France and travelling to Charleroi.

Tim Fischer book launch

Take some time to read a former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer’s new book Steam Australia. The book is the sixth from Tim and was created in collaboration with the National Library of Australia. In moving the vote of thanks, Cathy acknowledged the $235 million from the Commonwealth that will be invested in the North East Rail Line. Order a copy of Tim’s book here.



Indian High Commissioner in Albury and Benalla

Come along to the Diwali event at QEII Square in Albury on Saturday night to celebration local Indian culture. Cathy will be there with the Indian High Commissioner who is visiting Indi for the weekend, including Benalla. Details here.


Coming up:

Friday 9 November: Kiewa RSL Armistice Centenary Exhibition Opening, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 November: Campaign launch for independent candidate for Benambra, Jacqui Hawkins, Willow Park, Wodonga, 4pm

Saturday 10 November: Diwali event with the Indian High Commissioner, QEII Square, Albury, 6.30pm

Sunday 11 November: Armistice Day commemorations at Benalla and Bright. Cathy’s staff will represent her at Wodonga, Wangaratta, Beechworth and Rutherglen

Monday 12 November: Tungamah Plan Steering Committee meeting, 7pm

Thursday 15 November:  Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, and Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer is guest speaker at a manufacturing lunch in Wangaratta. Bookings available

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