A life of golf, turf and China relations

THE first superintendent of Mount Martha Golf Course, and a man who took the far-sighted step of initiating professional connections with China in the 1980s, has died. Rob Boundy, married to Heather ...

Fatal decisions by guest house thieves

LESS than six months before the official end of World War II headlines were made in Melbourne when thieves fatally fell out during a robbery at Mount Martha. The “mastermind” behind the robbery at th...

Unsolved murders a 40 year mystery

By Jake Pike THE death of a family member or friend is never easy. COVID restrictions have highlighted the pain caused when those closest are not afforded closure around the death of a loved one. But...

Taking a balcony bow after 100 years

ARMY veteran Alan Moore and his friends at Corowa Court, Mornington, are gearing up to celebrate his centenary on Friday 20 November. It’s an occasion to be cherished by this genial contributor who n...

Stone needed to restore chapel

AN appeal has gone out in a bid to find enough “Moorooduc stone” to help restore an open air chapel at Shoreham. The chapel in Buxton Reserve off Marine Parade was built in 1951 and named after Cyril...

A life’s journey on two wheels

FRANK Brown and cycling go back a long way. The 90-year-old, of Hastings, is a member of the Spice cycling group at Balnarring and enjoys his weekly 40 kilometre Saturday ride with the group of mates...

Muriel’s milestone

INSTEAD of celebrating her 100th birthday in isolation, a much-loved Balnarring great-great-grandmother – born in 1920 – was able to mark the occasion at home. Muriel Bettes accepted best wishes from...

A bond bombers could not break

NOT too many weddings get interrupted by an air raid, but that’s happened when British couple Frank and Rena O’Neil, pictured, tied the knot during the darkest days of World War II. “We had just fini...

Cerberus sets a course for next century

HMAS Cerberus – the Royal Australian Navy’s oldest commissioned base – has celebrated its centenary. Known as the “cradle of the navy”, the 15 square kilometre base at Crib Point faces Hanns Inlet, b...