Letters to the editor

LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to luca.cetta@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to luca.cetta@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

The sun is risen

Hallelujah the Son is Risen. Hallelujah the Sun is Risen – at the (nearly) correct clock time for the first time in six months.

For DSS (daylight saving syndrome) sufferers finally some blessed relief. 

Pleas just give us true Central Standard Time!



Unbelievably blind

Fortunately, most politicians of all persuasions have had their eyes and ears open to the rapid developments and marvellous potential that renewable energy offers South Australia. 

Here on EP we only need to upgrade our inter-connector to take advantage of these opportunities.

The only people who are “blind”, Mr Dennis Parker, (West Coast Sentinel letters, March 22) are those who have had their heads buried in the nuclear sand for so long they have forgotten the dangers that this direction offers us, and have failed to wake up to the exciting, relatively clean, future that is knocking on our door.

I suspect no one can actually say for sure what the lifespan of a solar farm is but I guarantee it is longer than either a coal or nuclear power generator. 

And for those with short memories, the people of South Australia spoke up loudly against nuclear power after a very thorough and well-informed consultation process less than two years ago.

We should be extremely proud in SA of leading the way forward In the only possible direction for a safe and clean world for our children.



South Para anniversary celebrations

On behalf of the South Para Anniversary Committee, I’d like to inform readers of the planned 60th anniversary celebrations of the official opening of the reservoir in October this year.

The dates are Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018. 

Saturday’s activities begin at 11am with the launch of the book Twenty Houses – an anecdotal history of the building of the South Para Reservoir 1948-1958.

This book relates first hand experiences of former workers and their families who had lived out at the construction site during the period 1948-1958.

The book launch will be held in the Senior Citizens/Williamstown RSL Hall and will be followed by a public barbecue in the car park opposite the post office.

The weekend activities will also include tours of the original sites of the Twenty Houses, Seven Houses and Single Men’s Quarters, look-out area of the spillway, dam wall and outlet tower.

Sunday’s activities will begin at 11am with a morning tea at the hall where visitors can view the photographic display and purchase a book.

For this to run smoothly, the committee needs to have an idea of numbers, so if you, or your group, wish to attend please email me at: youngandjohnson@bigpond.com or ring me on 8522 4268 – ideally before the end of August.

This event will celebrate a significant period in the social and cultural growth of working-life history in South Australia.

It is proudly supported by SA Water, Barossa Council, Williamstown Post Office, Williamstown Hotel and Smith Brothers Transport.

We hope to hear from all interested parties from the general public and community groups through to historical societies.

If you are seeing this for the first time and you happen to be a former South Para resident or a descendant of one, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


On behalf of the South Para Anniversary Committee