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THE CORRYONG COURIER
THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2016
Authorised by the Australian Government, Capital Hill, Canberra.
On average, one woman is killed every week at the hands of a current
or former partner. One in three women has been a victim of physical
or sexual violence, since the age of 15, from someone known to them.
One in four young people are prepared to excuse violence from a partner.
This is a cycle of violence, which starts with disrespect.
Not all disrespect towards women results in violence.
But all violence against women starts with disrespectful behaviour.
When we make excuses like “It’s just boys being boys”, we allow boys to
develop attitudes that can lead to violence. We raise girls to expect ridicule
from boys when we tell them “He’s only doing it because he likes you”.
When we do confront unacceptable behaviour, we play it down by saying
“Don’t worry, it wasn’t that bad”.
We’re allowing disrespect to become a normal part of growing up.
By doing so, we are unintentionally part of the problem.
We can all become part of the solution.
STOP the excuses.
START a conversation about respect with boys and girls.
LEARN more at australia.gov.au /respect
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
LET’S STOP IT
AT THE START
A joint Australian, state and territory government initiative.
“Last Hope for
a Life” Appeal
Help Emi get
to America for
Donations can be made
online at www.gofundme.
com/EmiCalmare or to the
Lions Club of Corryong
Community Account at
the Commonwealth Bank
(BSB 063-670 / account
GARAGE SALE WAS
Thank you to everyone who came down and
supported us at our garage sale, it was a greatly
successful weekend. Thank you to the Towong
Hall committee for their delicious morning/
afternoon tea and their donations. We raised a
total of $2500 over both days and stall holders
made themselves some extra pocket money as
We are going to have another community garage
sale around the third weekend in May with outside
stall holders welcome. If you don’t have enough
for your own garage sale, if you don’t want to pull
it all out onto the front lawn, if the kids have out
grown it or you don’t use or need it, if you make
arts and craft, cook, bake, sew or knit then gather
a trestle table.
Another suggestion we are considering is a
Sunday auction and antique appraisal. Keep an
eye out here or contact Alison ‘Chic’ Hewatt on
0428 761 864 for more information/suggestions
or to book a stall.
A dog that captured the hearts of a World War
II battalion has been commemorated with a
statue that stands sentinel in the Corryong
Memorial Hall garden.
Horrie the Wog Dog was an Egyptian terrier
cross which acted as a lookout and messenger
for the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion.
He became the unofficial mascot of the
battalion travelling with it from Egypt to
Greece, Crete, Palestine and Syria then back
to Australia in 1942.
The story goes that he was supposed to
have been destroyed by quarantine officials,
however after being switched with another
dog from the pound he survived to live out
his days secretly in the Corryong district.
The statue of Horrie has been placed on a
plinth next to the bench seat honouring
WWII veteran and prisoner-of-war Arch
The idea to commemorate Horrie was first
mooted to the Man From Snowy River
Tourist Association (MFSRTA) by John and
June Schuurman of Wodonga.
Richard and Sandra Hubbard organised the
making and installation of the statue with
funds raised by the association through
memberships and sales at the Corryong
Visitor Information Centre (CVIC).
“We encourage all Corryong and district
businesses to join the Tourist Association
to help support us in our work to promote
the Upper Murray and improve the area
for locals and tourists alike,” said president
Membership is $95 per year for businesses
and $35 per year for community groups.
“The information centre is staffed by a
friendly group of volunteers and we are
always looking for extra help so we are able
to offer our visitors a quality service and
keep the information centre open seven days
a week,” she said.
If you would like to know more contact
any of the association members through the
information centre on 6076 2277 or visit the
Horrie finds final resting place
Pictured with Horrie the Wog Dog (left to right ) are June Schuurman,
Sandra Hubbard, Richard Hubbard, Glenda Haberecht, John Schuurman,
Cathy Ross, Ros McKenzie, Dianne Humphrey and Lorraine Griffiths.
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