Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ye Olde Nelligen Store

Somebody just sent me this clip with the comment, "Stick this on your blog!"

Yes, it is our village store.

NO, 50,000 does NOT BUY you the property!

Yes, you pay $50,000 - reduced from its original $139,000 - to LEASE the business plus a weekly rent.

Can't see any queues - yet.

Here is the current lessee's sales pitch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


The clip is in German but otherwise universal

Next Tuesday Padma will be back at "Riverbend" and things will be back to 'normal'!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nelligen Yacht Club - Notice to Members

How NOT to launch your boat

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Minutes of Meeting of Nelligen Yacht Club

A certain member whose Greek name shall be withheld, voiced his concern at owners of un-masted vessels (e.g. Deltacraft et al) becoming members.

Resolution: "That owners of un-masted vessels may, in lieu of a proper mast, step a broom-stick on the foredeck. The owner of the broom-stick may accompany the owner of the vessel, if so desired."

Moved: Nick Ligakis
Seconded: Peter Goerman

Sunday, July 5, 2009

End of an era

Until 1964 Nelligen was the end of the line in the sense that all commerce and goods from the hinterland made their way to the town from where they were loaded onto ships for the ensuing sea journey to Sydney.

In those days, Nelligen was a busy trade and commercial centre and much larger than it is today. In 1964, with the coming of a concrete bridge across the river, Ossie Emery set out to photograph every person aged over 70 (as well as a few other local identities) in the riverside town of Nelligen.

As the punt across the river gave way, Nelligen's heydays as a port and traders town came to an end. This little book, "70+", tries to immortalise this era. Click on the book's cover to view some of the pictures.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A night at the ARIA

Jeff, the Bay's marina boss and would-be-member of the Nelligen Yacht Club, rang yesterday afternoon to tell me that an ocean-going yacht was making its way upriver and would probably spend the night at anchor at Nelligen. And she didn't just drop anchor but berthed alongside the Nelligen wharf which made it even easier for me to introduce myself to the skipper, Bruce from Tasmania, and his beautiful Alaskan Malamute.

Bruce turned out to be a mad-keen snooker player, and so we spent the evening at the Steampacket Hotel, playing snooker, drinking beer, and swapping yarns. Bruce has been sailing for the past year in his yacht "ARIA" and is now on his way north to the Coral Seas and points beyond. No real plans, no real time limits; as he said, "I stop when the money runs out!" I saw him off with a couple of sailing novels and Alan Lucas's "Cruising the Coral Coast" which will be of more use to him than me!

He's now heading downriver again to catch the lunchtime bridge-opening at the Bay. Good luck and fair winds, Bruce, and a pat on the back for Max the Malamute!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Minutes of Meeting of Nelligen Yacht Club

Should persons of non-Anglo and non-Saxon background be admitted as members?

Resolution: "That Greeks who bear gifts, especially retzinas, be made welcome."

Moved: Peter Goerman
Seconded: Jeff Percival

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