July 2012

And the name of the Mallee playground is?

Over 200 residents and visitors gathered for the official opening and naming  of the new playground in the Mallee last Wednesday.

The name that was chosen from 4 possible was “Muurpa of Wilcannia”. Muurpa is the Barkindji word for children.

Featured in the opening were the Paakintji Dancers.

M.C. was Save the Children child care worker Valeria (Puddin) Bugmy (right)

Employee Housing Policy Submissions to council close 7th August

Date & Time:
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

PUBLIC EXHIBITION. Submissions to close 7th August

The Central Darling Shire Council present the following draft policy for public comment and exhibition
Employee Housing Policy

Copies of this policy can be obtained at Council offices and the Council website

Submissions are to be addressed to the General Manager and close at 5.00pm on Tuesday the 7th August 2012
Tim Drew  PO Box 165
General Manager                                    Wilcannia NSW 2836

Shire gave the paint, Bill gave his time

Bill Shade's table paintingOwner of the Queens Head,  Bill Shade put his painting skills to work, tidying up the picnic table and seats located at the end of Cleaton Street.

The area, overlooking the river,  is a very popular spot with tourists.Cleaton Street picnic table area

Yes, they are on their way! + updates

A group of "slightly crazy" Walkers are journeying from White Cliffs to Lightning Ridge. It's a 31 days trek - 686 kilometres - they'll have time enough thinking about the  hardships of those early miners 100 years ago.

Opal Centre WalkThey're also walking to raise money for the Australian Opal Centre.  Donations are welcome - go to www.australianopalcentre.com and click on The Walk

This photo was taken on the first day, Saturday 23rd June. From left to right: Rod Cook - Shovel - Irmhild Bakker - Barbara Gasch - Gunnel Hecht - Doug Brook - Juergen Hecht - Sue Dowton

Wilcannia Hospital Auxilliary 2012 AGM

Date & Time:
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 3:30pm

3.30pm Monday 16th July at the office of the Wilcannia News.

White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo Club AGM

Date & Time:
Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 5:00pm

White Cliffs Gymkhana and Rodeo Club would like to invite you to the AGM
Saturday 14th July at 5.00pm
White Cliffs CWA rooms
All positions will be declared vacant
A BBQ Dinner will follow the meeting
For further information please contact
Jack Ker (08)80916964
Jess King 0447 820 416