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Stubing family celebrates 'remarkable' achievements
Riverton set for
a big weekend
n School centenary October 4-6
ADELAIDE Plains Male Voice
Choir is hosting SA Country Choral
Association's 22nd Festival at Clare on
the weekend of September 20 to 22.
There will be an infux of 300
visitors to the Clare district, with Clare
Lions Club, Friends of the Hospital,
and Clare Bowling Club assisting the
local choir with catering.
Clare Town Hall is the venue for the
grand concert on Saturday at 1.30pm.
MC will be Ralph Hatcher, a found-
ing member of the SA Country Choral
Association and well known singer.
Each choir will render an item offer-
ing great variety, including songs like
Ave Maria, When I'm 64, Get Me to
the Church on Time and 76 Trombones.
There will also be items when all
choristers join en masse to sing Phan-
tom of the Opera songs, "Think of
Me," "All I ask of You," and "Wishing
You Were Somehow Here Again." In a
Male Voice bracket, a selection of Les
Miserables songs will be performed,
including "Do You Hear the People
“A giant raffe will be drawn, with
prizes valued at more than $1300 on
offer, donated by local businesses and
individuals, including an original paint-
ing by well known Auburn artist and
choir member, Gerald Moore," said
choir member, Don Bubner of Owen.
Most of Clare's churches will have a
choir attending their service on Sunday
morning offering special music.
The weekend will conclude with
a barbecue before choristers leave
for their various destinations, includ-
ing Port Lincoln, Millicent and the
Tickets are available from local
choir members and Clare Newsagency.
PROMOTING the big choral event in Clare (from left) Don Zweck, Glen Beinke, Don Bubner, Darrel Schutz and Graham Hore.
ALL descendants of the
pioneer Stubing family are
invited to attend the Stubing
Family reunion on Sunday,
October 6 at 1pm at the Two
Wells Community Centre.
In 1858, Johann and Wil-
hemina Stubing, and their
three children, departed Ham-
burg Germany with plans of
migrating to America.
But when they arrived
at the port, they found the
barque, "Victoria," was sail-
ing to Port Adelaide instead.
After four months of travel,
they arrived in Port Adelaide
and started farming in an area
north of Kapunda.
They later moved to the
Morgan area, but conditions
there proved to be too un-
reliable, so they eventually
moved to the Eyre Peninsula
and the West Coast of SA.
By this time, they had had
another six children.
Their children also be-
lieved in having large fami-
lies, resulting in Stubing
descendants located all over
SA and other places.
The reunion will celebrate
the achievements never en-
visaged by Johann and Wil-
hemina in creating a large
group of Australians, who
have achieved some remark-
It will give the current
members of the Stubing clan
an opportunity to consider
how much the forbears of our
state and country achieved.
In this day and age, we
have little concept of the pri-
vations of rural life endured
by our pioneers and what
they achieved through sheer
determination and hard work.
For further information
about the event, contact Ed-
die Stubing on 0428 824712
or Lyall Stubing on 0448
The organisers have also
created a Facebook page
-stubing family reunion.
All members of the clan
are strongly encouraged to
come, no matter how distant
EXCITEMENT is building at the
Riverton & District High School as the
centenary reunion approaches.
The centenary is on the October long
weekend, Friday, October 4, to Sunday,
As part of the celebrations, a time
capsule embedded in the wall of the
offce of the school has recently been
located and removed.
The time capsule was placed in
the wall by Mrs Rosemary Shearer on
the occasion of the school's 70th an-
niversary in 1983. Mrs Shearer kindly
agreed to remove the capsule as part of
the centenary celebrations.
The capsule holds a range of memo-
rabilia, which include a 1982 school
magazine, a school council minute book
from 1919, and student essays about life
at Riverton & District High School in
Students at the school, led by the
Student Representative Council, are
currently examining the contents of the
time capsule and deciding on items that
should replace them.
Suggestions so far include a picture
of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
and baby Prince George.
The contents of the time capsule will
be fnalised before the long weekend
and then replaced in the wall by Mrs
Joan Callery, whose family has had a
long association with the school, and
who worked at the school for 24 years.
The centenary celebrations will
include a reception on the Friday even-
ing in the Riverton Community Hall
to enable old scholars to catch up and
reconnect with each other.
A large number of former students
and teachers are attending, many from
interstate. On Saturday, the school will
launch a history book written by current
teacher, Mr John Glistak.
The school will also launch its
centenary vintage red wine, with other
memorabilia for sale on the day. Tours
of the school, photographs of old scholar
groups, and displays in classrooms are
organised. On Saturday night, a dinner
will be held in the school gymnasium.
To assist with catering, please remind
your family and other former students
and staff to respond ASAP to margaret.
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
Bookings for the Gala Dinner on
Saturday October 5 close on Septem-
ber 28, so don't miss out! For all event
details and other information, check the
website at www.rdhs.sa.edu.au
STUDENTS Meg Tucker and
Declan Redden look through a copy
of a 1983 newspaper.
now open for grants to
assist landholders with
heritage agreements to
conserve and manage
Council Presiding Mem-
ber, Caroline Schaefer,
said the agreements
helped conserve native
vegetation with a high
biodiversity value on
landholders, local coun-
cils, companies, organisa-
tions and societies hold
land covered by heritage
agreements, which are
contracts signed with
the Minister for Sus-
and Conservation," Ms
"The scheme is a great
opportunity for landhold-
ers looking for fnancial
assistance to implement
To be eligible for a
grant, the planned work
must directly beneft the
area covered by the herit-
age agreement, though it
may also be in adjacent
land. Grants provide up to
$3000 a year for projects
or $3500 for development
of management plans.
• For more informa-
tion, go to www.environ-
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