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Di Thornton, Nurse Practitioner, is available by appointment on her usual days – Tuesday in

Underbool and Wednesday in Murrayville.

Appointments can be made by calling 08 8577 8065

or mobile 0448522703 or go to


Di will not be in Underbool or Murrayville on Tuesday 24th Dec, Wednesday 25th Dec or Wednesday 1st January.


Di will be available on Tuesday 31st December in Underbool depending on booking numbers.


Pathology – Please contact Glennis Barnes on 5092 1111 to discuss your needs should you have difficulties arranging a visit to a pathology collection outlet in Ouyen or Pinnaroo.


Underbool Fire Truck Roster

Dec 2019 1st Lieut Ron Jackson

22/12 Callum Winslow & Tom Sprigg

29/12 Ross Burstall & Garth Aikman


January 2020 2nd Lieut Kevin Brown

5/1   Sam Crow & Matt Brown

12/1 Simon Brown & Simon Morrison

19/1 Jim Elliot & Andrew Willsmore

26/1 Garry Crow & Daryl Beasley



Christmas Eve at Outen Park from 7:15pm onwards come along for an informal catchup with friends and visitors. Santa will be coming around7:30pm for a visit.


Pink Lakes Pantry Trading Hours

Please Note: The Shop will be closed on Christmas Day and only open 9am to 10am on any public holiday and weekend over the festive season.  Please remember to cancel your paper and bread orders if you are going to be away.

We would sincerely like to thank our wonderful volunteers and community for supporting our shop over the past 12months.  We could not continue to open our doors without you.  Wishing you a Merry Christmas and safe and healthy new year. 


Hany Georges Handyman

General gardening & handyman services

Servicing Ouyen - Pinnaroo area.

Phone: 0408 813 997                         $2 donation



Underbool Press

The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our typists, delivery people and the staff at the Underbool Post Office, Pink Lakes Pantry and School for their help during 2019.


If anyone would like to take a turn at typing and printing the press in 2020 (approx. four times a year) please contact Sonia McVicar (50946456) or Helen Gloster (50946305). If any of our current typists are no longer able to help in 2020 please let us know before the roster is drawn up.


The first edition of the Underbool Press for 2020 will come out on Wednesday the 29th January and the typist will be Helen Gloster (

We would like to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a safe and enjoyable festive season.


Underbool Bowls News

The Men’s Singles Club Championship between Steve Simmonds and Alan Stone was played on Sunday 15th. December at 4pm. There was a great show of support from Club members who by the end of the game were sitting on the edge of their seats in excitement.

What a game! Steve won the toss and quickly progressed to take a good lead. But that Stone determination emerged and Alan settled in to make the score 13 all after 17 ends. After 30 ends the pair were 23 all, then Alan scored 1 on the next end to take the score to 24/23. The last end Alan was holding 2 shots in the head, when Steve drew in two beautiful bowls to take the game 25/24. Thank you Steve and Alan for a most entertaining game and best wishes to Steve when he plays in the Champion of Champions at Euston 4th and 5th. January 2020.

Good to see Secretary Howard Crothers arrive back home in time to watch the match after knee replacement surgery.

Social Bowls on Saturday 14th December, 12 bowlers played Pairs with Steve Simmonds and Anne Stone 3 game winners of the day. A BBQ tea was enjoyed by all in attendance. Special welcome to Murray Lockett who played and acquitted himself very well. We hope to see you continue playing Murray.

It will be a big night on Wednesday 18th. December for the Christmas Twilight. Many from the Ouyen Bowls Club will be joining us, so please bring a bigger salad. As the weather is going to be hot, tea will be approximately 6.30pm followed by an evening of bowls. Get your names in early to assist with catering.

Season’s greetings to all.




OUTEN PARK PROJECT  - Finalising list of names to go on the new pillars

I have a list of names from the ‘Battle to Farm’ website (World War 1 Soldier Settlement). The areas include Boinka, Linga, Underbool and Torrita. Some of the people on the list were in the district prior to enlistment and are on the Honour Boards. Others came to the area after discharge from the Armed Forces and applied for leases, but did not remain for any length of time.

The table below gives the Allotment Number and name of the Returned Serviceman, plus the names of the original selector and current land owner  according to A Vision Realised 1988 (Underbool Back To Book). As the farm blocks are often known locally by the original owners’ names or at least, early owners/lessees- you may be able to clarify some of the information. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Fran Lynch 0409 509 463









FAE Stanitsky


RW & BG Brown




A A McCallum

As Above

D & M Morrison




E Canny

DUNN Sydney Martin

N Kinnersley




D O’Connor

EWELL Thomas Clarence

A B Elliott


As Above

As Above

As Above


As Above

NB Took over from Ewell in 1924?



J Wilkinson

STEVENS Samuel Thomas Jnr

E Stone




S Hucksley

GIBSON James Walter

T & B Sprigg




W Hughes

BOWEN William





W Chesterfield

JENKINS Raymond James

Est. A Kruss




W McGrath


F Sharp




C Horsfall


C & P Aikman




J Cumming

CUMMING Robert Hawthorn

I Minney




W Parker


BW Brown




AJG Sinclair

SINCLAIR Andrew John George

E & M Lewis




A Sinclair

As Above

E Lewis




J Shelton

WALTER Harry Thomas

T Kilpatrick



Next typist: 29th January 2010

Helen Gloster