January 13 - 19, 2019: Issue 389
Pictures: Polo By The Sea 2019 Delights Visitors And Pittwater Residents Again
Aquatics: Palm Beach SLSC Hosts A Summer Of Surf Life Saving Carnivals
NSW Greens Senator to Launch Local Activist Pru Wawn’s Campaign for Mackellar - Sunday, January 20th at Dee Why
SURFERS TO CONTINUE TO SAVE SWIMMERS ACROSS NSW - Surfers Rescue 24/7 Program (FREE) at Queenscliff Feb. 2nd & 3rd - register by Jan 31, 2019 by Surfing NSW
Concrete Pour Sets Scene for Next Buildings at Mona Vale Hospital - December 21, 2018, Hon. Rob Stokes, MP for Pittwater
Park Bench Philosopher 2019 International Year Of Indigenous Languages: United Nations + Cookaroo Flow at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden until Feb. 28, 2019
State Of The Art Renewal For Hyde Park Barracks Museum + Learn About The History Of The Clock At The Hyde Park Barracks which is currently being allowed to wind down for the first time in 200 years + Pittwater connection to that clock?: Convict clockmaker James Oatley, who built the clock in 1819, is the grandfather of the two men involved in the Flood-Oatley Estate of the Rocky Point Peninsula
DIY Ideas: How to Keep Your House Cool During a Heatwave without using an Air-Conditioner - open those windows to cool down at night (add flyscreens to keep out mozzies) install some ceiling fans, up your insulation++!
Pittwater Ocean Swim Series 2019: A Chance To Get Into The Swim Of Things and Enjoy A Celebration Of Beautiful Beaches and Surf Life Saving
Reflections by George Repin: PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES
Food: Summer Plums - Greengages
A slice of even older Sydney is shown in that the grandfather of two of the 1890's developers, E.E. A and F. A Oatley, is James Oatley, the gentleman who was paid £75 to provide the 'town clock' for the Hyde Park Barracks, while Joseph Washington Flood the other landholder, had a mother, Charlotte (nee Hannam), wife of Edward Flood MLC, who first met Mary, the mother of James' sons Frederick and James Jnr. when a child aboard the Northampton that arrived in Sydney Town on June 18th, 1815.
The Flood-Oatley connections don't end there - Edward Flood was later a witness to James Oatley's Will in 1839 and lived with Jane Oatley (nee Weedon), wife of Frederick Snr., as he aged and that the Flood, Oatley Weedon and Hannam families were getting Land Grants beside each other from the 1820's on - more on that below. News this week that the Hyde Park Barracks is to close at the end of this week, and that the clock James Oatley built is being allowed to wind down for the first time in 200 years is just one of the stories that coincides with the first look into Elvina-Rocky Point Pittwater Summer Houses for 2019.
Arthur Brascombe Wood's 'Maritana' dates from earliest times too. Named for a very popular opera this conjures up resonances of music and fine song floating across the water. A generation on, one of the wonderful summer homes built for enjoyment by Walter Gibson, youngest son of that Gibson & Foy connection, simply for enjoyment of our pristine waterways and tranquil, and called 'Maritana' still, has just come onto the market and is currently listed by L J Hooker Mona Vale - details and great pictures here.
'Maritana' isn't the only instance of song floating across those waters - at Rocky Point the house built by James Booth for Arthur Stevens - Arturo Steffani, had a higher room for music and he too was involved in teaching music, as well as being famous for hosting great parties to which some of our earliest brilliant Painter Artists came. Known as 'The Red House' by locals then this became the holiday idyll of a few others before passing into the hands of members of the Foy family too.
Tiny Doors Popping Up Everywhere
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services
• Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.
Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) Practice run Online
Keep A Look Out For (iOS and Android App)
Keep A Look Out For is a Northern Beaches app, featuring upcoming events, groups, places and job opportunities. Download for free at: http://kalof.com.au/ - for and by young people! Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Keepalookoutfor
Youth Source: Northern Sydney Region
Claim Your $100 Creative Kids Voucher
Uni graduates taking advantage of strong economy
- 72.9 per cent of undergraduates were in full-time employment four months after completing their degree, an increase of five percentage points from 2014.
- Graduates employed full-time were earning $61,000 a year four months after completion of their studies.
- 85% of supervisors were satisfied overall with their graduate employee – the highest level ever recorded.
- 92% of supervisors said graduates were ‘very well’ or ‘well’ prepared for employment.
Nature Writing Prize 2019
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800. You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/
Green Team Beach Cleans 2018!
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.