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No 159 October 2017

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ALEXANDRINA LIBRARY SERVICES

 

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October  2017                                                                                                                               No 159                                            by Frodo Krochmal

 

So Dawn's coop remains empty, as she is still on the loose, and you got me again.

 

And I will even confess to having wagged my Thursday History Room session a few weeks ago, but at least with a good excuse – they were filming the Storm Boy sequel around the corner from my palace, in The Strand, P.E.. This being, in itself, a historical occasion, it seemed only correct for me to take some frodographs of it for youse.

 

 

Lots of old cars - many lent by locals - lots of persons, not all so old. The film, or at least part of it, is set in 1959.

 

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And there were lots of persons, between us nosey lookers-on, lots of extras, crew and cast – one of the crew told me there were about 130 of said extras, crew and cast. The Strand is only ever this crowded on Anzac Day or Christmas Carols Eve. 

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As you can see in the top pic, there were pelicans lucky enough to visit P.E. - apparently there was at least one more, but it flew away! (Flew its coop, like Dawn!) As you can see, the pelicans were quite social, chatting with the extras -

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There was lots of nice work done to make The Strand shops look 1959. We get to keep the Rosella. I am not sure who J.D.Bunnett may have been - we do not have anything on him in the Pretty Collection. More importantly, I was a little horrified to find out that our shops and Strand will, in said movie, be pretended to be in Goolwa! There is discussion of a law suit amongst some of us Port Elliot Patriots.

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How doth time fly! About when you read this – on the 8th of October – it will be the 15th anniversary of the historic reconciliation agreement  between the Alexandrina Council and representatives of the Ngarrindjeri people. This included a Sorry statement, and Alexandrina was the first level of government in South Australia to enter such an agreement.

 

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