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Over 70 Angair members enjoyed a pleasant meal at the Annual Dinner held at the Anglesea Golf Club, followed by a stunning presentation by photographer Rebecca Hosking.

Entitled, A Visual Walk through the Local Landscape, Rebecca’s photographs provided an opportunity to Angair’s hardworking volunteers, for simple contemplation of the beauty surrounding us. Encompassing movement through the day, from sunrise to sunset, as well as through the physical environment, from beach to bush, sky and sea, the images made the everyday exquisite.

Thanks to Chris Morrissey and Phillipa Hesterman for organising such an enjoyable evening.

Other Matters

As indicated in a previous Newsletter, a letterbox has been installed in the wall under the window of the Angair Office. After a two-month trial, the Committee has decided to cancel the Angair Post Office box (i.e. PO Box 12 Anglesea). The new mailing address is 3C McMillan Street, Anglesea 3230. Mail addressed to the PO Box will be re-directed for 6 months.

The Committee is seeking a volunteer(s) to scan the local newspapers, cut out any articles that are relevant or may be of interest to Angair, and drop them into the Angair letterbox. Previously, Angair has kept a scrapbook of these publications, and the Committee feels it would be worthwhile to continue this practice.

Michael Traynor

It is with much sadness that we heard of the death of Michael Traynor on Saturday, 22 June.

Mike was a valued Angair member over a long period of time. As a former committee member, he contributed to Angair’s growth and success in many ways. He was made a life member of Angair in 2011. As the writer of the monthly fauna report for the Angair Newsletter he will be well known to all our readers. Mike gave talks on the local fauna to Angair members and friends, community members and school groups. His wealth of knowledge and interest in birds, mammals, and indeed all the animal world, was shared passionately. Many of our members will have enjoyed Mike’s company on the monthly bird walks that he and Kaye led for so many years.

We will all remember his presence at the Angair Show, and the spectacular stage displays that he and Kaye presented. In later years, with deteriorating health, he still came along each year, presenting specimens on display, and chatting freely with visitors.

Our thoughts are with Kaye and his two children Mark and Christine at this sad time.

Helen Tutt


Flora of the Otway Plain and Ranges 2
Daisies, Heaths, Peas, Saltbushes, Sundews, Wattles and Other Shrubby and Herbaceous Dicotyledons
by Enid Mayfield

Members and friends have been asking how to obtain this superbly illustrated and informative field guide that was reviewed in our June newsletter. The publisher is CSIRO PUBLISHING, and the book is available locally at Great Escape Books, Aireys Inlet, or through Dymocks Booksellers, Geelong.  RRP $59.95.

Mandy Mitchell-Taverner