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Lakes Hub Bulletin # 222

In this weeks Bulletin: Planting season begins. National reconciliation week. Notable residents of Raukkan. Growth in Aussie donations slows. Crowd funding for the grey Plover. Crowd sourcing climate strategy. Orange-bellied Parrot I.D and info workshops. NRM update. Bush regeneration Workshop. … Continue reading

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Lakes Hub Bulletin #220

Hello! We got a little carried away this fortnight with funding applications and some amazing events, including two days spent promoting the Lakes and Coorong area in Rundle Mall, the amazingly well attended OPAL event on the Milang foreshore (with … Continue reading

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Lakes Hub # 219

Hello! After a couple of short months, where we were firmly buried in planning, funding applications and working out fun events for the rest of this year, we seem almost ready to come up for air. I spent two days … Continue reading

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Rankine’s Ferry and Dodd Landing

HISTORY SPOT RANKINES FERRY Rankine‚Äôs Ferry, a cluster of old stone buildings on the slope of Hindmarsh Island is a crossing no longer. Here Dr. John Rankine took his cattle to and from his Strathalbyn property. The Rankines, John and … Continue reading

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COORONG: Home of Australias first oil rush

The Coorong was the birthplace of the Australian Oil Industry. Even before the great American oil rush early settlers were reporting natural oil springs in the Coorong District. In 1852 while looking for stray horses, troopers from a gold transport … Continue reading

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