Letters to the editor

LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Appreciating our history

Thank you for the interesting historical articles in the recent Port Lincoln Times (Thursday 19th July).

The stories of the Waratta School and the Reevesby Island inhabitants help us to recognise the struggles of early settlers in our area.

I like the idea of a historical tourism trail.

There are many whose ancestors were part of the development of this area.

Their descendants are now among the grey nomads who revisit their past.

Many will be interested in finding more information about the schooldays of their predecessors.

Maybe our present students could be involved in researching some of the life stories of the people in the photograph.

Maybe a walk-a-thon ‘Walk to school’ over a three-mile trek could provide interesting insight into the daily life of their great grandparents.

Maybe a day in an olden days classroom might bring a new appreciation of modern methods and allow students to experience genuine nature play.

Surely some of these historical sites are worth restoring and revisiting.

I believe the council's insurance can cover access to private property where they are part of a defined tourist trail.

Let's broaden our vision for making our district attractive for our own people as well as for tourists who may spend several days here.

Let's encourage our young people to value the developments that we can now enjoy.

GLADYS FLEMING

Tumby Bay

Thanks to Eyre Peninsula

I would like to sincerely thank all those who supported the 25th Anniversary of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in the Eyre Peninsula region.

With one Australian diagnosed with cancer approximately every five minutes, (the length of an average tea break), the time, effort and generosity of our morning tea hosts will ensure that the 27 South Australians diagnosed with cancer every day receive information and support when they need it most.

The money raised through the simple act of having a cuppa for a cause will make a huge difference and allow us to continue to find vital research, prevention, advocacy and support programs that change lives.

In the last year alone, thanks to the generous support of the South Australian community, we were able to protect more than 110,000 South Australian children through our SunSmart Schools Program, provide more than 30,500 nights of accommodation to those travelling to Adelaide for treatment, and provide more than 6400 people with information and support from a Cancer Council Nurse.

Because of our wonderful hosts and their guests, we will be able to continue providing these services for years to come.

This year thousands of people showed their generosity with 74 events being held throughout the Eyre Peninsula region.

On behalf of everyone here at Cancer Council SA, I would like to thank all those who enjoyed a cuppa for a cause and supported those impacted by cancer in their community.

Every minute, every hour, every day, South Australians are impacted by cancer.

On behalf of everyone affected and all those at Cancer Council SA – thank you for making sure that they don’t have to face their diagnosis alone.

LINCOLN SIZE

Cancer Council SA chief executive

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