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WAIKERIE man Arthur
Crowhurst launched a
book detailing his family's
history for the past 100
years at the Waikerie
Senior Citizens Hall last
The book -- titled
Crowhurst family in Waikerie
for 100 Years as told by Arthur
Crowhurst -- was written and
compiled by Mr Crowhurst,
a former transport company
owner and Transport Hall of
Mr Crowhurst said the
book was a detailed history
of his family dating back 100
"The book has information
on nearly every member of
my family," he said. "It would
have been very tough living
in the conditions my family
had to go through years ago."
Mr Crowhurst said he
was pleased with the amount
of people who attended the
launch, held on Monday,
"I had my brothers, sisters
and cousins attend, which was
really special," he said.
Proceeds from the first 200
books sold will be donated
to Karingal Hostel for the
purchase of equipment in
honour of Mr Crowhurst's
late mother, Marjorie, who
lived at the hostel.
Mr Crowhurst is hoping to
raise up to $6000 for the hostel.
Copies of the book can
be purchased for $25 by
contacting Mr Crowhurst on
8541 2699. He is also selling a
recording of a song about his
family for $10.
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Doors opening for developments
opportunities and school enrolments,
plus a boost in volunteer numbers,
are expected for Swan Reach locals
after the announcement of two major
developments by the Mid Murray
Chief executive officer Russell Peate said
council was approached by two different
companies likely to lodge development
applications this month.
The first is a $14 million chicken farm
project which is expected to include 24 sheds
and farm chickens for human consumption,
while developers of the second project have
provided few details.
Mr Peate said the prospect of two new
developments for Swan Reach was a positive
step forward for the town.
"Not only will the project be a benefit to
the town during the construction phase, but
once the development is completed it will
increase full-time employment opportunities
for Swan Reach," he said.
"I would also expect the chicken farm
will improve school enrolments and benefit
the hotel, store and potentially increase
volunteers for community groups."
The recently announced chicken farm
development would be the second of its
kind in the Mid Murray Council area, as
construction is currently under way for a
$34 million chicken farm at Blanchetown.
Mr Peate said the Blanchetown
chicken farm was one of council's largest
"Our value of developments from the
previous year has increased from about $22
million up to about $53 million," he said.
"This is primarily due to the Blanchetown
chicken farm. "It is very exciting that we can
add to our list of projects."
Convoy of boats to
cruise the Murray
Local man's history book launched
FORMER transport company owner Arthur Crowhurst, of Waikerie, celebrated the launch of his
book Crowhurst family in Waikerie for 100 years as told by Arthur Crowhurst last week. He is
pictured with a cake made by local woman Robyn Ebert to mark the occasion. PHOTO: Supplied
WAIKERIE is on the list of river front
towns to be visited by a fleet of small craft
boats early next year.
The Great Australian Inland Cruise (GAIC) is a
1720km trip down the Murray River by a number
of boating enthusiasts.
The event will take place over 50 days, with about
15 rest days.
The group is departing from Echuca on January
3, and will finish its trip at the Wooden Boat Festival
at Goolwa on February 22.
The organising group is planning to have artists
paint highlights of the trip, especially the boats
involved and the landscape of the river.
A performance troupe will stage about eight
concerts via collaboration with local communities.
The event will recognise and celebrate the Anzac
centenary, and will raise money for the charities
Soldier On and Mates for Mates.
Local councils, RSL clubs, police and
communities will be called upon to help assist the
group in its journey, and to help participants enjoy
the stopovers on their trip.
To register your interest, either with a boat/
houseboat or as a crew member, phone 0418 996
856 or (03) 9583 2638, or email: garry@AQL.com.au
THE Great Australian Inland Cruise will stop in at
river front towns, including Waikerie, next year.
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