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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – PAGE 11
By Rhody Gleeson
Ever since he first laid eyes on her as a
fresh-faced Year 2 student at Mt Michael’s
School in Hahndorf, Peter Schultz said he
knew he had to make Patricia Wegener his
“I remember she was that girl with the
curly black hair and big smile, I never stood a
chance,” he said.
More than 60 years on from their first
meeting as primary school students, the couple
has celebrated 50 years of loving union.
Despite five decades together, the couple’s
romance did experience some ups and downs
in the early years.
Mr Schultz was nearly left heartbroken when
a large love heart was discovered scrawled in
the school yard containing the phrase “PW
An embarrassed Miss Wegener was forced to
deny her love for her future husband in front of
her teacher and the rest of the school.
Fortunately their love was strong enough to
overcome this episode and soon the pair were
dating after meeting again at a youth social in
After five years of courtship Mr Schultz
proposed on the banks of the Torrens River
with a ring he had purchased earlier that day .
The couple were married at the St Michael’s
Lutheran Church in Hahndorf on January 29,
They enjoyed a “typical” 1960s honeymoon,
spending two weeks travelling around
Australia in a Mini Minor.
“It was a whirlwind tour, we must have
travelled about 10,000km in 11 days on the
road,” Mr Schultz said.
“In those days that was the first chance we
had to explore outside SA so it was a very
The couple settled in Hahndorf where they
raised four children while Mr Schultz worked
as a technician with Telstra and Mrs Schultz
balanced family duties and an administration
role at Kaesler Brothers Engineers.
The pair lived in Hahndorf for 30 years before
moving to Mt Barker 12 years ago. They receive
regular visits from their 10 grandchildren.
They are active members of the St Michael’s
Lutheran Church and said the relationships
formed within the parish community had
helped strengthen their marriage.
“I think one of the secrets to a happy marriage
is sharing the same circle of close friends,” Mrs
“That and a good sense of humor.”
Peter and Patricia Schultz recently celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary.
RIGHT: The happy couple on their wedding day
Destiny plays a part in union
A man was arrested recently for
allegedly breaking into a business
at Littlehampton on January 16.
The 30-year-old man came to
the attention of police in the early
hours after a member of the public
called them to report hearing noises
coming from a shed off North
Terrace. When a patrol attended
accused hiding inside the shed
while in possession of two multi-
was charged with serious criminal
trespass. He was granted bail
and will appear in the Mt Barker
Magistrates Court in March.
In related news, a small amount of
cash, some alcohol and food were
stolen from Hahndorf businesses
during three break-ins last week.
The crimes follow four break-ins and
two attempted break-ins on homes
New Year break that prompted an
A teenager from Brukunga was
charged with speeding on Sunday
after he was clocked by police
zone near his home town.
His speed was recorded at 12.30pm
on Pyrites Road, Brukunga.
later to appear in court.
A Bridgewater man was reported
was stopped by police on Carey
Gully Road at Bridgewater at about
months and will be summonsed
later to appear in court.
In other news, a woman from
Greenacres was reported for drink
on Saturday night. The 36-year-
A Balhannah woman was reported
Sunday afternoon. Police made
an application for forfeiture of
Hahndorf for failing to wear a
A Charleston man recorded a blood
alcohol reading more than four
times the legal limit in late January.
he was stopped on Newman Road,
Thursday, January 21.
In other news, an Aldgate motorist
methylamphetamine after being
stopped on Old Mt Barker Road
old Mt Barker man was caught
and a Murray Bridge man
methylamphetamine when he
was stopped on the freeway near
Thursday, January 21.
An Australian-based gold
and base metals explorer
is about to be granted an
exploration licence over a
56 square kilometre area
The State Government is
expected to approve Yandan
Gold Mines’ Hills licence, and
another tenement near Port
Augusta, later this month.
Ed Eshuys, the executive
chairman of Yandan’s parent
company Drummond Gold,
told The Courier the licence
was for exploration only.
“This is not a mining lease,
it’s an exploration licence,” he
said this week.
“We’re going to require more
research and desktop work
before we do anything else.
“We’ll only go on the ground
if and when we decide there’s
a reason to do so.
“... If we get to that point, we’ll
consult (with landowners)
as our exploration licence
requires us to do so it is clear
what our plans are.
“There’s no smoke and
mirrors here. It will be all very
A State Development
Department spokesman said
the Mining Act did not include
a submissions process to grant
exploration licences because
there were procedures in
place for affected landowners
to negotiate land access, if
activities went that far.
Macclesfield came to the
Gold through the University
of Tasmania which was
commissioned to identify
where Sediment-hosted Gold
Deposits (SHGD) could occur
in rocks in Australia that were
of comparable geological age to
SHGD elsewhere in the world.
The university identified 10
priority areas in Australia
and the company made
applications for exploration
licences where tenements
were not already allocated.
Most of the applications
focus on areas in WA.
The Hills is a region with a
number of historic gold mining
areas. In 2013 Terramin
Australia secured a portfolio
of exploration licences when it
bought the Bird-in-Hand gold
project at Inverbrackie.
Mt Barker Councillor Greg
Morrison is calling on the
State Government to notify
councils about potential
mining exploration licences
that might be granted in
their areas – prior to public
The South Ward Councillor
said he was
inundated with emails and
phone calls from ratepayers
in The Courier advising
about an proposal to grant
a licence to Yandan Gold
Mine to explore a 56 sqkm
area around Macclesfield
for mineral resources.
Cr Morrison said he didn’t
know about the application
and nor did council officers
which only added to the
residents. “Why can’t the
Government give councils a
heads-up?” he said.
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