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Kymmy's Family Market "IndyWatch Feed"

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Wednesday nights are hotting up with the start of the Night Markets at Queen Victoria Night Market this Wednesday.



Reservoir West Fete "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Reservoir West Primary School Fete is next Saturday 18th November 1-7pm!

Hi, there lovely Newlanders,

Please come along to the 2017 RWPS twilight fete next weekend... there's  lots of fun to be had!! 

For more details:


AFTERNOON PROMENADE "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

The weather in Melbourne has definitely been turning warm to hot and we are getting a taste of the fast-approaching Summer. Nothing better for Melburnians who love outdoor activities within the city and out of it...

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the My Sunday Best meme.



How to make a Loch Ness Monster cake "IndyWatch Feed"

When it came to making a birthday cake for Alex and Ian this year, the issues to take in to consideration were a serious lack of energy (mine) and a serious desire for doughnuts (Sylvia's).  A Loch Ness Monster cake seemed to please everyone.  Easy enough for me, doughnuts for the monster for Sylvia and Scottish enough for E.  I didn't have any grand plans and did some learning as we went but it was a fun cake that impressed our guests.

The doughnut theme actually helped make the cake seem possible because we were one step ahead with doughnuts in the freezer ready to be baked.  Right from the beginning I knew the sturdier yeasted variety would work far better as decorations than the more delicate baking powder doughnuts.  They weren't quite as smooth as the first batch of doughnuts but it was close enough for jazz.  As I usually try to do, we started the day before.

We looked online at some Nessie cakes and decided to just make a green icing and dunk the doughnuts in it.  I didn't really think this through.  Ideally I should have used an icing sugar and water or milk icing that would have set m...


matthewschiavello: Jody Galvin at Helen Begleys... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"


Jody Galvin at Helen Begleys songwriters in the round gig - The Lyric Room Session #1 Lomond Hotel, East Brunswick.


Something older


Free "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


1. BBQ

Barbecues Galore "Down Under" 4 burner.  On with trolley with cabinet and hood and side-burner (uses bottled gas).

Much loved and still works well but regulator knob for burner 2 needs replacing.

2. Sony 24" Flat Screen TV
UK model but reconfigured by Jim's Antennas.  With Wintel digi-box for Australian use.



Recommendation Sought "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


Hello, can anyone recommend a good paver for a medium-sized job in Preston? 

To brick/pave a driveway and little patio.

Thanks for any tips!



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Hello neighbours!

We have been cleaning the shed and found some stuff that might be useful for someone renovating. We also are giving away 2 plywood drawers and we found a bike trailer attachment that we dont need anymore. It is for a Croozer trailer. 

Please note: The paints, epoxy and plasterboard stuff is take all or take none policy! :)

Text or call Juan 0415 453 840.



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Hi all,

Doing a big spring clean and want to give to a good home:

2 Kids bikes.

Women's mountain bike.


Sunshine Turkish is a winner "IndyWatch Feed"

  Cafe Lakoza, G08/1 Foundry Road, Sunshine West. Phone: 0404 499 031 On the way to Cafe Lakoza, I attempt to get Bennie enthused about our impending lunch by indicating he will be free to order a halal snack pack. If he so desires. He doesnt. Im all done with halal snack packs, he says. []


War Commemoration Porn: Remembrance Day Celebrations "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

The officials are called one by one to lay wreathes, a ceremony of mechanical efficiency.  With each laying comes the sense of wonder at how this could happen.  Political figures are the first to vote in parliaments and side with the executive when it comes to wars.  The temptations of human drives to tempt, and then succumb to death, were there long before Sigmund Freud identified them.

In the Australian capital, there were many wreaths, so many uniformed, deodorised dignitaries distant from the cries of battle and the horror of engineered slaughter.  There were the expected, the usual, the normal: the most medalled of them all, the Governor General, the various Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force.

There was the Chief Justice of the Australian High Court making her appearance.  There was even the ceremonial didgeridoo player.  Various associations also featured: those dealing with the incapacitated; the matter of war widows, the issue of legacies.  It seemed like a vast whos who of the military complex, which is exactly what it was.

The Australian response here is, in some ways, more tragic than most.  Retained, generally white Ghurkhas for imperial causes (there were those of other races in the Australian armed forces at points), they flitted between theatres to be slaughtered at the behest of not-so-grand strategies that mangled the word freedom and confused it for politics. In battle, such a word has little meaning, about as significant, in fact, as a wreath.  What matters is survival.

Across media networks, the word freedom was uttered as an automatic response, a genetically programmed insistence that the deaths of the Great War had been somehow necessary and, importantly, productive.

That disposition was sown by such figures as King George V, who had issued a request to the people of the British Empire to suspend ordinary activities for two minutes on the hour of the armistice which stayed the worldwide carnage of the four preceding years and marked the victory of Right and Freedom.

In 1997, the Australian Governor-General, Sir William Deane, proclaimed that November 11 be deemed Remembrance Day, insisting that a minutes silence be observed at 11 am on November 11 each year, a pause to reflect, more broadly, sacrifices made by the Australian armed forces.

Modern representatives of this view abound, and they are, unsurprisingly, effusive in the veterans organisations.  There were the remarks, for instance, of Richard Embleton from the Geelong Returned and Services League, who reflected on the tens of thousands of wool poppies laid out before Melbournes Shrine of Remembrance.  You only have to look around Australia [to see] how free we are and how important it is.



Eat It - 12 November 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

On a cracking Melbourne afternoon we spoke to Mitchell Horrocks about his time and work in Uganda. He first travelled to Africa in high school, and since then learned about their disease problems due to unclean drinking water. But every problem is a solution waiting to happen, so Mitchell has designed an apparatus that can sit on an existing cooking setup and purify water at the same time. Have a look at his crowd-sourcing page here.

Heston Blumenthal is one of the most influential chefs of our time, and his "right hand man" - and Dinner by Heston Executive Chef - Ashley Palmer-Watts joined us in the studio to talk about running restaurants in different continents. We spoke about his Fat Duck journey, the logistics of setting up Dinner in Melbourne, and the awesome gin they created based on a trip from Perth to Margaret River.


Couples Wanted "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


Hi Newlanders,

W are looking for couples who are pregnant, have recently become parents or who are planning to start a family to be a part of our pilot workshop!

We are two mummas who are passionate about supporting couples to face the changes and challenges of new parenthood with less stress, and more ease and confidence.
We found that most antenatal education was focused solely on the birth, not inclusive of partners and did not take into account the emotional and relationship changes that can cause enormous stress. 

We want to change that. 

This is the stuff they don't teach you in antenatal classes!


Sonorous Circle "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


For those willing to cross thresholds: STARLESS - an exciting new frontier of multi-sensory live...


Zumba "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"



Looking for a fun way to work up a sweat? 

Bust a move to some cool Salsa, Brazilian Funk, Dancehall, Pop, Merengue, Reggaeton tracks.

Enjoyable and energetic routines, high intensity but freedom to go at your own pace. 

Friendly, welcoming environment - we'd love for you to join! 

When? Monday 7.30pm
            Saturday 10am

Where? Gym at corner of Gilbert Road and Henty Street (opposite 7 Eleven)

Cost? $6 per (or 10 pass for $50)

Feel free to contact Laura if you have any questions: 0401 482 188.


Special Events "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


Special Events | Coming up at Coburg Community Houses
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Saturday, 11 November

15:53 Yarra - Punt Road "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Road Closed - Emergency Services Access Only - Fire


Melbourne, Austrlia: Relatos sobre o Dia de Ao para xs Refugiadxs na Ilha de Manus "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

08.11.17: RISE: Refugee Survivors and ex-Detainees pediram um Dia de Ao, em 07 de novembro, em solidariedade com xs mais de 600 refugiadxs que atualmente so presxs dentro do antigo centro de deteno do governo australiano na Ilha Manus, em Papu Nova Guin. O governo australiano prendeu xs homens em Manus como parte de sua desprezvel poltica de deteno obrigatria para todos xs refugiadxs que tentaram entrar nos territrios australianos por barco.

O centro de deteno foi oficialmente fechado pelo governo australiano e todos os servios essenciais foram cortados, incluindo gua e eletricidade. A polcia e os militares de Papu Nova Guin tm impedido que alimentos e outros itens essenciais entrem no centro de deteno. O governo australiano est se recusando a assumir qualquer
responsabilidade ou obrigao de cuidar dxs refugiadxs e bloqueou ativamente outros pases de aceit-lxs, insistindo que xs homens devem se deslocar para um novo centro que foi construdo em Manus. Este centro no seguro nem est equipado para atender s necessidades dxs refugiadxs que tm medo de serem atacadxs por pessoas que no querem xs refugiadxs em suas comunidades. Como resultado desta situao, xs 600 homens se recusam a deixar o centro de deteno australiano e pediram comunidade internacional para intervir e ajud-los. As condies dentro do centro de deteno so sombrias sem comida, sem gua, sem esgoto, sem eletricidade e sem instalaes mdicas.

O Dia de Ao foi convocado para 07 de novembro para coincidir com a anual Melbourne Cup, um evento de corrida de cavalos internacional de alto padro, para gerar a mxima publicidade. Em Narrm/Melbourne, xs ativistas responderam ao chamado com uma srie diversificada de aes



NESTING MOORHEN 2 "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

A few weeks ago I posted some photos of nesting moorhens. This week, I revisited the same nest and was happy to see that fledglings have been leaving the nest and under the supervision of the moorhen nannies they can swim in the pond, and then make their own way back to the nest. I counted five moorhens sharing mothering duties in the same nest. As you can see, they must have all laid eggs in the same nest as some eggs are still unhatched and are being incubated, while there are also nestlings and fledglings.

As I said before, during breeding season, the Dusky Moorhen forms breeding groups of two to seven birds, with all members defending territory, building nests and looking after young. The shallow platform nests are made of reeds and other water plants over water, among reeds or on floating platforms in open water. Two or more females will lay their eggs in the same nest and all members of the group help to incubate the eggs and feed the young.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the I'd Rather Be Birdin' meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


An overcast day, storm clouds at dusk, and A.K. A weekend away... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

An overcast day, storm clouds at dusk, and A.K.

A weekend away at a friends property in country Victoria



Come join us for the launch of David Mahlers new comic... "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne.arts"

Come join us for the launch of David Mahlers new comic collection Junior Catharsis! Over 300 pages, about 6 years of comics collected in one chunky volume - laughs, thrills, poetry, stoner jokes and introspective reflection xox

Launching on Friday 17th November from 5-7pm at Sticky Institute, followed by drinks at some bar maybe.

Facebook event here.


Westall, the Department of Supply and Mr 'X' "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"


In a Facebook post dated 10 November 2017, and titled 'The troubled Public Servant,' Westall researcher Shane Ryan, reported that in 2010 he was contacted by a woman with some inside knowledge about the 1966 Westall, Melbourne incident, gained from her father.

In the post, Shane gave details of the contents of a number of emails from the woman (one from 2010, one from 2012) and her brother (one from 2012). The 2012 emails concerned the HIBAL hypothesis, but the important email is the 2010 one from the daughter, of the person I am choosing to refer to as Mr 'X.'

I have decided to annotate her words, rather than addressing points raised at the end of her text.

The email

'I am writing to you because I hadn't realised there were so many other witnesses to an event that my father was involved with in 1966. My father was the Assistant Controller of Aircraft, Weapons and Guided Missiles with the Department of Supply in Melbourne.

1. Shane found a Department of Supply Bulletin, in the National Library of Australia which confirmed that Mr X was indeed the Assistant Controller of the Aircraft, Guided Weapons and Electronics Supply Division of the Department of Supply in August 1967. We have not been able to confirm his position on 6 April 1966, the date of the Westall incident.

' He was a brilliant intellectual, Dux of High School, First class honours in Engineering and a science degree in Electronics all in 3 years. I mention this because he was not a fool, or someone who would dream up what he saw.

2. A check of the National Archives of Australia revealed Mr X's war records, which indicate he was an Engineer.

'I do not know how he was involved in the sighting of the object. He was, however told (by someone senior to him) that if he were to speak of this incident to anyone, he would lose his job.

3. A search of the Internet reveals that the immediate senior of the Assistant Controller of the Aircraft, Guided Weapons and Electronics Supply Division of the Department of Supply was in fact the Controller, of the Aircraft, Guided Weapons and Electronics Supply Division of the Department of Supply. On 6 April 1966, this was one Ian Bowman Fleming. He held the position between 1958-1967. Fleming was the director of the project which produced Australia's first unmanned target aircraft, Jindivik. Unfortunately, we are unable to seek any knowledge about Westall from Fleming as he passed away in 1993.

'He used to say that knew what he saw, he was very angry that this event was not seen as an opportunity. He was intimidated on a regular b...


Latest News - Victoria Police News: Man charged following Dandenong assaults "melbourne IndyWatch Emergency Feed"

Detectives from Greater Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit have charged a man following several alleged assaults in Dandenong yesterday morning.


Ned Kelly: The Rebel and Nolans Muse "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Ned Kelly one day before the execution. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

On the 11th of November 1880, Ned Kelly, an Australian bushranger, was hanged in Melbourne. At the time of his death he was only 25 and already a legend. By some perceived as a criminal and villain, by others as a rebel or even an Australian equivalent of Robin Hood, Kelly was anstill is one of the most controversial figures in the history of Australia.

He was sentenced to death for the murder of three policemen, numerous bank robberies and the murder of his estranged gang member, Aaron Sherritt. The list of his crimes was much longer, but he denied some of them and claimed to be the victim of false accusations. Always on a run with his fellow gang members, Kelly was  captured eventually after the Glenrowan shootout on the 27th of June 1880. Prior to this event, the Kelly gang had equipped themselves in characteristic iron armour that repelled bullets; yet, it did not protect their legs. This turned out to be fatal in consequences, as Kelly was shot in the left foot, left leg, right hand, left arm and twice in the region of the groin (The Argus, 29 June 1880). His fellow gang members did not survive the shootout.

Ah, well, I suppose it has come to this (The Argus, 12 November 1880), were Kellys last words, with the rope already around his neck. But the words Kelly is best remembered for are included in his famous Jerilderie Letter, written to the police to clarify and justify various incidents leading him to becoming an outlaw. The letter made of him an illiterate (he dictated the letter to his friend) literary phenomenon. The language in the letter has got an unavoidable roughness to it, yet it is colourful and full of metaphors, testifying Kellys eloquence and intelligence.



On This Day (11 November 1880) "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne"

Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol



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