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Bringing mothers together
National Mothering Week was established by the Australian Breastfeeding
Association in 1979 to celebrate motherhood, bring mothers together and
promote breastfeeding in the community.
Held from 3 to 9 May 2010, this year's celebration focused on the importance
of mothers connecting with and learning from each other.
In the lead up to National Mothering Week 2010, a series of art workshops
were held in the city which brought various groups together to collect and
collate images that represent the role and influence of mothers in modern
The workshops explored the notion of motherhood ideals and archetypes.
Attendees shared stories and participated in a range of meditations and
art-based programs to explore their own values and beliefs regarding
mothering and family relationships.
Kindergarten and primary school students, young mothers and playgroups
all participated in the workshops.
The display of artwork created during the workshops was opened on Monday
10 May 2010 at Central Highlands Regional Library. The exhibition runs
until 10 June.
For more information contact Council's Breastfeeding Facilitator Lisa
Thorneycroft on 5320 5676.
Above: (L to R) Catholic Education Office Family School Partnerships Convenor
Cheryl Vincent, City of Ballarat Promoting Breastfeeding Facilitator Lisa Thorneycroft,
Ballarat mother Debbie Rasmussen and Cr John Philips
Operation Bounce Back --
dispelling the myths about
Operation Bounce Back helps people protect their high-risk older cars
from being stolen.
MYTH -- "It won't happen to me."
FACT -- One out of every 120 households had a vehicle stolen in the past
12 months. (Source - National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council)
MYTH -- "No one would want to steal my old bomb."
FACT -- The majority of stolen cars are more than 10 years old. If you
have an early model car it is at greater risk than many other cars,
particularly if it isn't fitted with an engine immobiliser.
MYTH -- "My car is insured so it doesn't matter if it gets stolen."
FACT -- On average, victims of car theft incur $5000 in out-of-pocket
expenses. Some car thefts involve losing photographs and other
personal items that can't be replaced. Having a car stolen can be a very
emotional experience for the victim.
Established by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, the City
of Ballarat, Victoria Police and the Neighbourhood Watch Action Group, the
Operation Bounce Back campaign provides car theft prevention information
and has a limited number of free vehicle immobilisers for owners of older
Operation Bounce Back is now working with a number of new community
information distribution partners including: Ballarat Library, Delacombe
Community Renewal, Ballarat Railway Station, Ballarat Police Station, and
the University of Ballarat.
For more information on Operation Bounce Back contact Senior Constable
Janine Walker of Victoria Police on 5336 6160.
Above: Victoria Police Senior Constable Janine Walker with free vehicle immobiliser
recipient Zoe Georgalas
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