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YARRAM Police are investigating the
theft of an IPhone 6 and $20.
The items were taken from the Yarram Swim-
ming Pool female change rooms on Monday, Jan-
uary 23 between 2pm and 3pm.
“The phone is a space green colour,” Senior
Constable Bradley Guenther said. Anyone with
information can contact Senior Constable Brad-
ley Guenther at the Yarram Police Station on
YARRAM Police will be out in force on
Senior Constable Scott Beekman said the local
police will be on the job conducting breath testing
and speed detection throughout the day.
“We have been pleased with drivers observing
speed limits; we hope this continues,” he said.
Police out in force
on Australia Day
Phone stolen at pool
THE mysterious black panther has
surfaced yet again.
A Woodside Beach man is the latest to claim
to have seen the elusive black panther.
Carl Bond has lived at Woodside Beach for
the past 12 months and regularly commutes to
Dandenong South for work.
“I was travelling along the Carrajung – Wood-
side Road around 5am on Monday morning when
I saw this black cat with a long tail, I googled it
up when I got to work and it was a panther that I
saw. I knew nothing about previous sighting, but
it was a black panther that I saw,” Mr Bond said.
Mr Bond even took down the num-
ber on the property near where he saw it.
“It was number six Carrajung Woodside Road, just
before you turn off onto the Hyland Way,” he said.
Mr Bond reported his sighting to the Sale Po-
lice. Yarram Police said that in the past 12 months
they have had a number of new reports of sight-
ings in the area. Unfortunately Mr Bond said he
was not quick enough to take a photo, but would
be ready next time if he saw it again.
Sightings of the black panther or big cat as it
is commonly referred to, are not new, many farm-
ers in the Woodside and Binginwarri area be-
lieve the black cat is responsible for unexplained
animal killings on their farm. During his time in
Government, the then Deputy Premier of Victoria
National Party leader Peter Ryan initiated an in-
quiry into the existence of the elusive black cat.
The findings at the time were that it did not exist,
however many people have recorded sightings of
the big cat since then.
Sighting: the black panther is in the news again after a reported sighting at Carrajung last
Black panther sighting
FEDERAL MP Darren Chester is en-
couraging Gippslanders to join in
Australia Day community events to
celebrate the strength, diversity and
community spirit of the region.
Mr Chester said local Australia Day events
were being held in towns across the region, pro-
viding an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of
Australia Day celebrations will be held
across the local region with Yarram Rotary
Club holding its annual Australia Day breakfast
and presentation of Australia Day awards at the
Yarram Memorial Gardens from 8am.
Port Albert has a host of activities planned
with their celebrations commencing in Rutter
Park from 10.30am.
Tarraville Recreation Reserve will be the
venue for the Robertsons Beach and Tarraville
Progress Association breakfast from 8.30am.
Manns Beach will hold its speeches and flag
raising ceremony at the Manns Beach boat ramp
at 11.30am, this will be followed by a barbecue.
For more information you can call Malcolm
McLeod 0488 788 831.
McLoughlins Beach Australia Day celebra-
tions will be held at the McLoughlins Beach
playground and will commence at 11.45am
with speeches followed at 12 noon by a flag
raising ceremony before the barbecue is fired
up at 12.10pm. For details contact Trevor Mo-
rey 0428 105 836.
Woodside Beach Surf Life Savers will be on
duty at the Woodside Beach on Australia Day.
“Australia Day is a time of the year we pause
and reflect on the privilege of being Australian,
and the benefits that come with it,” Mr Chester
“While the world continues to feel more
uncertain, I’ve never been more sure of our na-
tion’s ability to prosper and thrive.
Join in this Australia Day
“This confidence extends to our home re-
gion of Gippsland. While we do face challenges
ahead in 2017, it is important we are more opti-
mistic and positive about our future.”
Mr Chester will be attending Australia Day
events in Yarram, Sale and Morwell, where
Citizen of the Year awards will be presented.
Mr Chester will also speak at the Latrobe City
Council Citizenship Ceremony.
“These events are a chance to celebrate
the people who make our region special; and
to welcome new Australians who are going to
make our community even stronger,” Mr Ches-
“Small and large towns across Gippsland
will recognise their Citizens of the Year on Aus-
tralia Day. These people have worked tirelessly
to make their region a better place to live.
“I also thank all of the community groups
and councils who are hosting the community
celebrations, and making this public recogni-
Celebrate: Laura Jonston and Daisy O’Loughlin are looking forward to celebrating Australia Day tomorrow. There are plenty of Australia
Day celebrations happening right across the local area including the announcement of the Yarram Citizen of the Year awards at the Memo-
rial Park in Yarram which will commence around 9am. The Rotary Club of Yarram will be hosting an egg and bacon breakfast from 8am
prior to the announcement of the awards
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