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Focus on the mill
The Mill in Focus is a photography
exhibition that looks at the
Onkaparinga Woollen Mills today
and in the Mill’s early days.
Contemporary images are by Martin
Jaeger, Shaylee Knight, Harry
Marlow, John Marlow, Ali Moylan
and Stuart Templeton.
The heritage photographs are from
the Mill’s museum collection, also
from the 1993 Through the Mill
The Mill in Focus is located in
building 35, with the official
opening at 3.30pm on January 23 by
Gavin Blake, director of the Centre
for Creative Photography.
It will be open January 21–24, 30
and 31, 11.30am–5pm.
The exhibition has been organised
by the h.ART group, part of the
Lobethal Community Association.
songstress Anya Anastasia has
spent some of last year blitzing the
Melbourne Fringe Festival, but is now
tightening her corset strings ahead of
Adelaide’s mad March.
Anya Anastasia (McNicol-Windram)
premièred her show Torte e Mort:
Songs of Cake and Death at the city’s
largest independent arts festival in
September and received rave reviews.
Now she is tweaking the performance
in time to perform at the Adelaide
Royal Croquet Club’s (RCC) lavish
Ukiyo tent in a string of shows in
“Having done the run of shows
in Melbourne, it’s really gathered
momentum so it’s pretty polished and
feels so natural,” she said.
“I’ve never performed at the RCC
before. They have the most incredible
line-up featuring some of the top
acts from the Edinburgh Fringe and
wonderful performers from New York.”
The cabaret show is described as
a darkly humorous and seductive
performance featuring Anya
transforming through characters such as
Marie Antoinette and a fiesty she-devil.
The performance draws on the concept
of hedonism – a belief that pleasure is
the most intrinsic good – and will be
Anya Anastasia’s fifth-annual Adelaide
Fringe appearance. “I go through quite
a few costume changes, but I have
woven them into the show so it’s quite
a seamless production,” she said.
“Without giving many surprises away,
the show doesn’t stop.”
The former Heathfield High School
student said the Melbourne première
was “a total breakthrough”.
“It’s been a wild ride this year,” she
“I’m working with some really
inspiring people. I’m extraordinarily
excited to see what’s next for this
Anya Anastasia will also showcase the
cabaret performance at the Perth Fringe
World Festival in January.
Her time is stretched across the Stirling
Laneways as its entertainment director
and the 26-year-old performer said she
was excited about this month’s ‘cake’
“I’m bringing up performers from
the city to put on little shows at
various performance zones throughout
Stirling,” she said.
“Hopefully people will see the Fringe
carnival vibe in the Hills.”
To book tickets for Torte e Mort:
Songs of Cake and Death visit www.
Hills woman and Stirling Laneways entertainment director Anya Anastasia is bringing her successful
cabaret show to the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February.
Hedonism heading for Fringe
January 26, the
people of Mylor
will be celebrating
the centenary of the
grand 1916 Australia
Day event in the
Mylor History Group
Barker said the 1916
the dedication of a
WW1 honor board.
“During the latter
years of the Great
War the town came
together each year
with a parade and fair to honor the
fallen, to support those still overseas
and to raise funds for the war effort,”
“Those days were well documented
in newspapers and professionally
photographed, and we are fortunate
to have access to many of the
The 2016 Australia Day celebrations
in Mylor will begin at 7.30am
for 8am start, and conclude with
The Mylor History Group will have
a display of the 1916 event and other
similar events during WW1.
“We will be ‘recreating’ the town
photo taken on the Mylor Oval in
1916,” Brian said.
“Please feel free to wear appropriate
costume to appear in the photo.”
The event is free, but those attending
need to RSVP for catering purposes
to June at the Mylor Store, 8338
5220 or Brian, 0408 812 359, or
How the people of Mylor celebrated Australia Day in 1916
Town marks centenary
of a special celebration
Volunteers Deb Wolfe, left, with Ann Williams, Brenda-Lee Carrison
and Tiki Vodicka welcome the arrival of the Red Hen.
AFTER almost 10 years the dream
of having an old railway carriage
at the Stationmaster’s Gallery,
Strathalbyn, has become a reality.
Treasurer Ann Williams said it started
as a “pie in the sky” idea, to have a
carriage for use as a workshop/studio
space alongside the gallery.
Six years ago funding was offered by
the Aberdeen Park Community Trust
to make the dream come true.
A suitable carriage, Red Hen 435,
was located at Wallaroo, purchased
for $3300 and transported by road
and rail to Goolwa at a cost of $7000.
SteamRanger volunteers were then
able to remove all its working parts
for use on their carriages.
However another five years elapsed
before it could be moved – delays
caused by a bushfire at Finniss which
burnt part of the track, a flood in
the Currency Creek, and the need
for council approval for the exact
location and usage.
Last year the carriage was towed to
Mt Barker, then on Boxing Day it
finally arrived at Strathalbyn.
Now it will be refurbished and fitted
with an access ramp, with further
funding from the community trust.
Trust spokesman Malcolm
Montgomery said the carriage would
provide an excellent workshop and
“We hope to have it ready for use in
about three months,” he said.
Ten year rail dream
comes to fruition
Australia Day events at Mylor in 1916 included
support for those fighting in Egypt during WW1.
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